WVMS PTSA Weekly Update
March 4th, 2019

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Congratulations to the West Valley Golf Team! Varsity girls won 1st place and our Varsity boys won 4th place!

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8th Grade Parent Night BHS

March 5th, 5:30pm – 8pm – Bearden High School Auditorium

5:30 – visit tables set up by various classes, clubs and sports

6:00 – Informational meeting in the auditorium

7:00 – continue visiting tables, look around the school and meet teachers.

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2019/2020 WVMS Dance Team

Interested in being part of the 2019-2020 WV dance team? Please plan to attend the mandatory parent meeting onThursday, March 7th at 5:30pm in the Media Center. Hope to see you there!

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YEARBOOKS

Our yearbook order date has been extended! Please visit jostens.com to purchase your yearbook by Monday, March 4. We will not be ordering any extras. Please send any questions to Britany Webster atbrittany.webster@knoxschools.org

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Rising 9th grade West High School Planning Information:

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

8th grade visit to West High School – March 29th from  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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SUDS 4 STUDENTS

West Valley Middle School is participating in a  “SUDS 4 STUDENTS”  campaign.  We are seeking donations of hygiene and laundry products for families in need.  

SUDS4Students is a non profit focused on discreetly meeting the hygiene needs of middle and high school students that otherwise wouldn’t have access to the products that they need.  If parents have to choose between food and deodorant, food and shampoo, food and laundry detergent, or food and other hygiene items… Food Wins! When families have to prioritize basic needs, food will be at the top, and hygiene items will move further down or even off the list. Simply put, this means there are children that go to school everyday that have had to compromise or not meet basic hygiene practices that most of us take for granted everyday. 

SUDS4Students partners with local schools to provide specific personal hygiene items and laundry detergent to middle and high school students that may otherwise not have access to these. Items include: laundry detergent, soap, tooth paste, tooth brushes, shampoo, and deodorant.

Please consider donating items.  There is a collection box in the main hallway.  West Valley students have set a goal of 1000 items and if our goal is reached students will be allowed to participate in a hat day! Please help out with this worthy cause.

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CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS

***Updated Cheerleading Tryout Information:

Mandatory Clinic Days: March 26-27

Tryout Day: March 28

If you missed the parent meeting but interested, contact Mrs. Skarren by March 11, Mindy.skarren@knoxschools.org

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WVMS FOUNDATION

Save the date! Friday, April 5th 6-10pm, Hunter Valley Farm 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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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:

March 4 = feeder high schools visit WVMS to meet with 8th grade students

March 5 = Rising 9th grader night – Bearden High @ 5:30 PM

March 6 = Anchor Fest @ Farragut High (rising 9th graders) @ 5:30 PM

March 7 = Rising 9th grade night –  West High @ 5:30 PM

March 18th – 22nd = Spring Break

March 26 = 8th grade visit to West (currently zoned for West)

March 29 = 8th grade visits to Bearden and West (currently zoned for those schools)

Check out our Website and Facebook page for ongoing information!

WVMS PTSA Website

WVMS PTSA Facebook Group

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