WVMS PTSA Weekly Update
December 1st

Congratulations to the WVMS Dance Team and their coaches (Ms. Varnes and Ms. Abee) on their recent success at their first ever trip to the TMSAA State Championships.  Our very own Dancing Pack placed 2nd in Jazz and 3rd in Pom!  Congratulations and best wishes for a successful trip to UDA Nationals in February.



WVMS Band:  Happy holidays! Please join the WVMS Band in the Bearden High School auditorium to hear the West Valley Band winter concerts! The concerts will be presented at Bearden High School on the following dates/times: 

6th grade on December 4th @ 6:30 PM

7th grade on December 4th @ 7:00 PM

8th grade on December 11 @ 6:00 PM

WVMS Orchestra: Concert will be December 6 @ 7:00 PM

*Our 8th grade orchestra has been entered into the B97.5 school music contest. Follow the link below and vote for our orchestra. We could win $1000! You can now help determine the winner by voting Monday, November 26 at 8am to Friday, December 14 at 5pm. You can vote once each day so be sure to check in often on your school’s band or choir performing their Christmas favorite!

For more information, view the Official Rules. Thanks for your support!




Casino Night Fundraiser Meeting is set for this Friday, December 7th from 8:30-9:30am. Anyone interested in helping with Casino night is encouraged to come. We need many different talents to make this fundraiser a great success. Also, if you have a talent for graphic design, we need you!

The meeting will take place at 1613 Redgrave Road in Whittington Creek

For more information, please email




Tryouts for WVMS Boy’s Soccer will be December 10th, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM at Bearden High School.  Please use the link to fill out a form for tryout.  All players will need a form for streamlining registration, communication and updates.

Boys soccer tryout form:




***8th Grade Baby Pictures for the Yearbook need to be submitted by Friday, December 14. Any picture submitted after this time will not be accepted. Please email pictures to wvmsyearbook1@gmail.com.

Be sure to purchase your yearbook recognition ad! These ads are in the back of the yearbook and are designed to celebrate your student’s success during their middle school years. Please visit https://www.jostens.com to build and purchase your ad. The deadline to purchase a yearbook ad is Friday, December 14***

It’s time to order yearbooks!  There are two ways to order, online or directly through the school.  For online orders, please visit: https://www.jostens.com You can follow the simple prompts to get to the West Valley Middle School Knoxville TN page (NOTE: There is a West Valley Middle in San Jose, California, too).  If you plan to order through the school please find the order form link below that you can download and fill out and send to the school with your child.  The cost for a basic yearbook is $55.  Please make checks payable to JOSTENS.  Remember, as in years past, we will NOT be ordering extra yearbooks.  Please reserve yours today!




Thursday, December 6 – vs. Whittle Springs @ WVMS

Monday, December 10 – vs. Northwest @ WVMS

Thursday, December 13 – vs. Halls – @ Halls



6th grade – Friday, 12/21 from 9-11:30am

7th grade – Friday, 12/21 – time TBD

8th grade – Friday 12/21 – time TBD

Look for more details in the following PTSA Weekly



A great big thank you to everyone who sent in boxtops! Our next drive begins now. You may send your boxtops in a Ziplock, 50/bag to the front office or to your student’s homeroom teacher. Please submit by February 1st.



The School Clinic is in need of volunteers. If interested, please contact Kelsey Mitchellkelsey@graymitchell.com



Parents can look at the “Quick Link” section on the left hand side of the school webpage and click on Teacher Voicemail Extensions to see a list of teachers and their extensions. Then when calling West Valley can press 9 and follow the instructions to leave a voicemail for their student’s teacher.



Friday, December 21st – 1/2 day for students, holiday parties

December 24th – January 4th – Winter Break – No school

Monday, January 7th – Student holiday – No school

Check out our Website and Facebook page for ongoing information!


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