WVMS PTSA Weekly Update
February 12th

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CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS

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

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VALENTINES DANCE

The West Valley Middle School Student Council is sponsoring the Valentine dance on Friday, February 15th.  The 6th grade dance will be from 4:30 – 6:00.  The 7th and 8th grade dance will be from 6:30 – 8:00.  Tickets go on sale Monday, February 4th in front of the cafeteria to students who have a parent signed permission slip only.  Please click the link below for the permission slip

https://www.knoxschools.org/cms/lib/TN01917079/Centricity/Domain/70/valentine%20dance%20permission%202019.doc

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 TRACK AND FIELD TRYOUTS

Girls Tryouts will be held on the West Valley track on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday February 19-21.  Tryouts will begin at 3:45 and will conclude no later than 4:45 each day.  Prior to tryouts two conditioning days will be held on February 12th & 14th.  Students participating in conditioning and/or tryouts must have a completed physical turned in to Coach West.  Blank physicals can be picked up from Coach West or below:

https://www.knoxschools.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=29686&dataid=61103&FileName=Try%20out%20info%2019.doc

https://www.knoxschools.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=29686&dataid=18194&FileName=CI-191ABCDE.pdf

For more information, you may contact Coach Lori West lori.west@knoxschools.org

539-5145 ext 21

Boys Tryouts will be held on the West Valley track on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday February 19-21.  Tryouts will begin at 3:45 and will conclude no later than 4:45 each day.  Prior to tryouts two conditioning days will be held on February 12th & 14th.  Students participating in conditioning and/or tryouts must have a completed physical turned in to Coach Blair.  Blank physicals can be picked up from Coach West or below:

https://www.knoxschools.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=29687&dataid=61430&FileName=WVMS%20Boys%20Track_19.docx

https://www.knoxschools.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=29687&dataid=18195&FileName=CI-191ABCDE.pdf

For more information, you may contact Coach Steven Blair

stevenblair021@gmail.com

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YEARBOOK UPDATES

-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.

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WVMS FOUNDATION

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

*AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED*

Do you have a business that could donate an item for the Money for the Middle event or know someone who would be willing to donate? Both silent and live items are needed! The auction needs jewelry, art, experiences, services, vacation homes, sporting tickets, etc! Please contact Robyn Cooper at robynwcooper@msn.com if you can donate an item or know someone who will.

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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.orgwith 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:

https://www.knoxschools.org/domain/3985

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

https://www.knoxschools.org/Page/8258

Information for transferring students:

https://www.knoxschools.org/Page/10664

***The 2019-2020 Transfer Window will close at 4 PM on Tuesday, February 19, 2019***

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LIBRARY

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

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12WVMnedLT0ul7DbSeWlPD1VQ08ZDg_W67m8n09Msa6s/edit?usp=sharing

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WVMS CLINIC

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

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WVMS  TEACHER VOICEMAIL EXTENSIONS

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.

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UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES:

Monday, February 18th – Presidents Day – No School

Check out our Website and Facebook page for ongoing information!

WVMS PTSA Website

WVMS PTSA Facebook Group

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