January 18, 2019



Please join us February 6th from 6pm – 7:30pm for an evening full of opportunities to connect, collaborate, explore, and expand understanding of middle school, high school and college.

Some sessions will include:
WV staff, magnet high schools, feeder high schools and The University of Tennessee
A full list of sessions will follow.

Click on the link below to RSVP

WVMS Basketball News

Congratulations to the WV Lady Wolves Basketball Team for coming in 1st place in their league and 1st place at the Knox County Tournament! They will be headed to sectionals at Hardin Valley Middle on 1/30 at 6:15pm.
Congratulations to the WVMS Boys’ Basketball Team for winning the first sectional game in WVMS history! Our boys defeated Maryville Middle 42-33 on Saturday. They will now play Powell Middle in the quarterfinal round on Wednesday, January 30 at 5:00 PM at the host site, Hardin Valley Middle School.

Please come see both of our teams play this Wednesday at Hardin Valley Middle! (weather permitting, of course!).
NOTE: If school is cancelled Wednesday, games will be played the next day school is in session.
Pep Bus to the Sectional Basketball Games

Cost – $5.00* (only 40 seats available!)
When – Next day of sectional games (currently scheduled for Wednesday, but it could be pushed to Thursday or Friday depending on weather)
How to reserve a seat: Bring $5.00 and the signed attached permission slip to the sign-up table outside the main office starting Tuesday (or the next day we are in school). * ONLY 40 SEATS AVAILABLE *
Specifics: We will be taking a pep bus to the next basketball sectional games at Hardin Valley Middle. Our boys play at 5:00 PM and our girls play at 6:15 PM. We will return to West Valley immediately following the girls game.
Snow Day Plans: If school is canceled on Wednesday, games will be played on Thursday. If school is closed on Thursday, games will be played on Friday..
3:30 PM – At dismissal, students riding the pep bus gather in the cafeteria
4:00 PM – Pep bus leaves for Hardin Valley Middle
7:15 PM – Pep bus leaves HVM to return to West Valley Middle (back of school)
7:45 PM – Students arrive back to WVMS
Pep Bus Permission Slip



Parent meeting – February 11th 4-6pm
*Parent meeting is required for tryouts*

Clinic Days – February 20th and 21st 4-6pm
*You must attend BOTH clinic days to be eligible for tryouts*

Tryout Day – February 22nd 4-8pm

For more information, please contact Mindy.Skarren@knoxschools.org



-Yearbook recognition ad sales are being reopened. The new deadline is Feb 1.

-Don’t forget to order your yearbooks! All yearbook orders are due by Friday, February 15.

Please visit Jostens.com to order your recognition ad and/or yearbooks.



Save the date! Friday, April 5th
 MONEY FOR THE MIDDLE : ELEVATING THE PACK (formerly known as Casino Night)


Rising 9th grade West High School Planning Information

8th grade registration meeting@WVMS – the morning of Thursday, February 28th

Rising 9th grade family information night @West High School – Thursday, March 7th 5:30-6:30pm

8th grade visit to West High School – Date TBD, 9am-11:45

You may contact Lisa Roberts at lisa.roberts@knoxschools.org
with general questions about West High School and the freshman experience here. She would be happy to schedule a tour and provide any additional information.
Helpful Websites:

General West HS information for rising 9th graders:

Information about the IB program, parents should refer to the following website and contact shannon.siebe@knoxschools.org

Information for transferring students:
***The 2019-2020 Transfer Window will close at 4 PM on Tuesday, February 19, 2019***



Do you have any of these supplies laying around your house that you want to share with the Maker Community at WVMS? CLICK THE LINK BELOW. Every child, member and parent can have access to these materials for making new things. Our Maker Monday events are from 3:30-5pm every Monday and the Maker areas will also be open from 7:35-8:20am each morning and until at 5pm on Mondays and Friday afternoons. We are in the process of organizing supplies in several of the library rooms for student access and use. The goal is to have areas for student/staff/class use by the end of January. Thank you for your help with this! Any questions? Feel free to call me or send me an email. Janet Getz 865- 539-5145 janet.getz@knoxschools.org




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 Mitchell, kelsey@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.



Monday, February 18th – Presidents Day – No School