WVMS PTSA Weekly Update

April 23rd, 2019

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WVMS Dance Team School Spirit Fundraiser

Please help support our West Valley Dance Team Tuesday, April 23, 2019 between 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM at Chipotle, 204 Advantage Place.  Click on the link below and bring the flyer with you to show the cashier

https://www.knoxschools.org/cms/lib/TN01917079/Centricity/Domain/70/Dance%20team%20flyer.pdf

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TN Ready Testing schedule:

Our testing dates are as follows:

Wednesday, April 24

English Subparts 2 and 3

Thursday, April 25

English Subpart 4

Tuesday, April 30

Math, All Subparts

Wednesday, May 1

Social Studies, All Subparts

Thursday, May 2

Science, All Subparts

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WVMS VOLLEYBALL TRYOUT INFORMATION

WVMS Volleyball tryouts are Thursday April 25th and Tuesday April 30th from 3:45 – 5:30 P.M. in the WVMS gym. 

Cuts will be made after each tryout.

****You must be able to serve overhand consistently to tryout****

**Please bring a volleyball if you have one**

Each participant will need to bring a completed KCS Physical Form, medical/liability release waiver, and tryout form. 

*YOU CANNOT TRYOUT WITH OUT THESE FORMS PRESENT AND COMPLETED.*

2019 Volleyball Tryout Information

https://www.knoxschools.org/cms/lib/TN01917079/Centricity/Domain/70/2019%20Volleyball%20tryout%20information.pdf

Medical/Liability Release Waiver

https://www.knoxschools.org/cms/lib/TN01917079/Centricity/Domain/70/2019%20Medical%20Liability%20Release.rtf

KCS Sports Physical

https://www.knoxschools.org/cms/lib/TN01917079/Centricity/Domain/70/KCS%20Physical%20Form.pdf

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GOODWILL SACK PACK DONATION DRIVE

Bring in a bag full of unneeded clothes, toys, or other gently used items to your homeroom and the school will donate them to Goodwill.  Your donation helps raise money for training programs so people can learn the skills they need to find a job!  Bring in donations by May 10th to receive a $1 off admission to The Muse Knoxville and a coupon to Bojangles.

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PTSA nominating committee is forming now. Email us at miriamboney@hotmail.com if you are willing to help PTSA next year.  No experience necessary, all are welcome!  We would love to get to know you better.


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8th Grade Awards Night

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

West Valley Gymnasium

*Recognition phone calls / emails will take place between May 13-20th

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WVMS CLINIC

The clinic is in need of trial/ travel size deodorants. Some students forget and are requesting deodorant.

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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Check out our Website and Facebook page for ongoing information!

WVMS PTSA Website

WVMS PTSA Facebook Group

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WVMS PTSA Weekly Update

April 15th, 2019

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TN Ready Testing schedule:


Our testing dates are as follows:

Tuesday, April 16

English Subpart 1 (Writing)

Wednesday, April 24

English Subparts 2 and 3

Thursday, April 25

English Subpart 4

Tuesday, April 30

Math, All Subparts

Wednesday, May 1

Social Studies, All Subparts

Thursday, May 2

Science, All Subparts

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WVMS VOLLEYBALL TRYOUT INFORMATION

WVMS Volleyball tryouts are Thursday April 25th and Tuesday April 30th from 3:45 – 5:30 P.M. in the WVMS gym. 

Cuts will be made after each tryout.

****You must be able to serve overhand consistently to tryout****

**Please bring a volleyball if you have one**

Each participant will need to bring a completed KCS Physical Form, medical/liability release waiver, and tryout form. 

*YOU CANNOT TRYOUT WITH OUT THESE FORMS PRESENT AND COMPLETED.*

2019 Volleyball Tryout Information

https://www.knoxschools.org/cms/lib/TN01917079/Centricity/Domain/70/2019%20Volleyball%20tryout%20information.pdf

Medical/Liability Release Waiver

https://www.knoxschools.org/cms/lib/TN01917079/Centricity/Domain/70/2019%20Medical%20Liability%20Release.rtf

KCS Sports Physical

https://www.knoxschools.org/cms/lib/TN01917079/Centricity/Domain/70/KCS%20Physical%20Form.pdf

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PTSA nominating committee is forming now. Email us at miriamboney@hotmail.com if you are willing to help PTSA next year.  No experience necessary, all are welcome!  We would love to get to know you better.


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8th Grade Awards Night

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

West Valley Gymnasium

*Recognition phone calls / emails will take

place between May 13-20th

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WVMS CLINIC

The clinic is in need of trial/ travel size deodorants. Some students forget and are requesting deodorant.

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:

April 19 (Friday) – Student Holiday – No School

April 22 (Monday) – Teacher In-Service – Student Holiday – No School

Check out our Website and Facebook page for ongoing information!

WVMS PTSA Website

WVMS PTSA Facebook Group

 

WVMS PTSA Weekly Update
April 9th, 2019

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Money for the Middle
“Elevating the Pack”

Friday, April 12, 2019

Hunter Valley Farm – 6:30pm

Ticket includes: buffet dinner, live and silent auctions, 1 drink ticket, cash bar and chips for casino games

WE NEED YOU! These events can’t happen without volunteers!  Would you give an hour of your time at the party to help?

Sign up here:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4eaeae2ca1f49-money

***Limited tickets left, buy before we sell out!***

Tickets may be purchased here:

http://www.wvmsfoundation.org/events

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WVMS Girls Soccer 2019/2020

Parent Interest Meeting – Tuesday, April 9th @6:30pm, WVMS Library

This parent and player meeting will be for rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls interested in playing soccer for the WVMS Club. Returning and new players are welcome. You will have the opportunity to meet the coaches, ask questions and share contact information to keep you informed about tryouts, events and pre-season activities.

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TN Ready Testing schedule for WVMS: 


️ ELA Writing : 4/16

ELA Multiple Choice: 4/25

Math: 4/30


Social Studies: 5/1


Science: 5/2

Make-up Day: 5/3

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PTSA nominating committee is forming now. Email us at miriamboney@hotmail.com if you are willing to help PTSA next year.  No experience necessary, all are welcome!  We would love to get to know you better.


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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:

April 19 (Friday) – Student Holiday – No School

April 22 (Monday) – Teacher In-Service – Student Holiday – No School

Check out our Website and Facebook page for ongoing information!

WVMS PTSA Website

WVMS PTSA Facebook Group

 

WVMS PTSA Weekly Update
April 2nd, 2019

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***Ticket Sales End April 3rd**

Money for the Middle

“Elevating the Pack”

Friday, April 12, 2019 (new date!)

Hunter Valley Farm – 6:30pm

Ticket includes: buffet dinner, live and silent auctions, 1 drink ticket, cash bar and chips for casino games

Tickets may be purchased here:

http://wvmsfoundation.org/events

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Rising 6th Grade Parent Night

Thursday, April 4th

We will have food trucks, sell PTSA spirit-wear, and tables will be set-up to learn about sports and clubs from 5:00-5:30.  Starting at 5:30, we will offer sessions that parents can attend.  A flyer will be sent home with 5th graders when they come on their visit this week.

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WVMS Girls Soccer 2019/2020

Parent Interest Meeting – Tuesday, April 9th @6:30pm, WVMS Library

This parent and player meeting will be for rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls interested in playing soccer for the WVMS Club. Returning and new players are welcome. You will have the opportunity to meet the coaches, ask questions and share contact information to keep you informed about tryouts, events and pre-season activities.

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PTSA nominating committee is forming now. Email us at miriamboney@hotmail.com if you are willing to help PTSA next year.  No experience necessary, all are welcome!  We would love to get to know you better.


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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:

April 19 (Friday) – Student Holiday – No School

April 22 (Monday) – Student Holiday – No School

Check out our Website and Facebook page for ongoing information!

WVMS PTSA Website

WVMS PTSA Facebook Group

WVMS PTSA Weekly Update

March 26th, 2019

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Rising 6th Grade Parent Night

Thursday, April 4th

We will have food trucks, sell PTSA spirit-wear, and tables will be set-up to learn about sports and clubs from 5:00-5:30.  Starting at 5:30, we will offer sessions that parents can attend.  A flyer will be sent home with 5th graders when they come on their visit this week.

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WVMS Girls Soccer 2019/2020

Parent Interest Meeting – Tuesday, April 9th @6:30pm, WVMS Library

This parent and player meeting will be for rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls interested in playing soccer for the WVMS Club. Returning and new players are welcome. You will have the opportunity to meet the coaches, ask questions and share contact information to keep you informed about tryouts, events and pre-season activities.

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Money for the Middle

“Elevating the Pack”

Friday, April 12, 2019 (new date!)

Hunter Valley Farm – 6:30pm

Ticket includes: buffet dinner, live and silent auctions, 1 drink ticket, cash bar and chips for casino games

Tickets may be purchased here:

Money-for-the-middle-elevating-the-pack-event-tickets.cheddarup.com

***Attendees will be notified if venue changes**

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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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PTSA nominating committee is forming now. Email us at miriamboney@hotmail.com if you are willing to help PTSA next year.  No experience necessary, all are welcome!  We would love to get to know you better.


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

April 4 – Parent Night for rising 6th graders

April 12 – Money for the Middle – WVMS Foundation Fundraiser @ Hunter Valley Farm

Check out our Website and Facebook page for ongoing information!

WVMS PTSA Website

WVMS PTSA Facebook Group

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

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

WEEKLY UPDATE
January 18, 2019

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NEXT YEAR:PLANNING AHEAD

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
https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSeCmo_T0YhsOiiazz…/viewform

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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.
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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.
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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..
Schedule:
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

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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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YEARBOOK UPDATES

-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.

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WVMS FOUNDATION

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

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

Information about the IB program, parents should refer to the following website and contact shannon.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/…/12WVMnedLT0ul7DbSeWlPD1VQ08…/edit…

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BOXTOPS

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.

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WVMS CLINIC

The School Clinic is in need of volunteers. If interested, please contact Kelsey Mitchell, kelsey@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

 

WVMS PTSA Weekly Update
December 17th

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STUDENT COUNCIL

Scarves, Hats, and Gloves Drive!!!

December 3rd ~ December 19th

Student Council is sponsoring a collection drive for scarves, gloves and hats.  These items will be donated to Knoxville Pays It Forward, who will distribute them to homeless shelters! They can be gently used or new! Adult sizes  please. All items can be dropped off in the main hallway near the Second Harvest canned food items.  In addition, Student Council will gladly take other winter items you may want to donate such as coats, winter jackets, socks, and hot hands.  Thank you!

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HOLIDAY PARTIES

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

sign up for party items https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4fa8a623a31-6thgrade

Sign up to volunteer https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4fa8a623a31-volunteers

7th grade – Friday, 12/21 from 10:15 – 11:45am

 Sign up for 7th grade donations and volunteers is: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaba62babf49-wvms1

8th grade – Friday 12/21 from 8:40am – 10:10am

Sign up for 8th grade donations and volunteers is :

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0545aaaf23a0ff2-8thgrade

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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 FOUNDATION CASINO NIGHT

We need many different talents to make this fundraiser a great success. Also, if you have a talent for graphic design, we need you!

For more information, please email

meaganbpuckett@gmail.com

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WVMS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

Monday, December 17 – vs. Gresham – @ Gresham

Thursday, December 20 – vs. Carter – @ WVMS (8th Grade Recognition Night)

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BOXTOPS

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.

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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:

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!

WVMS PTSA Website

WVMS PTSA Facebook Group

 

WVMS PTSA Weekly Update
December 10th
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YEARBOOKS

***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!

https://www.knoxschools.org/cms/lib/TN01917079/Centricity/Domain/70/WVMS%20Yearbook%20Order%20Form%202018.pdf

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 DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!

*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 through 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!

https://b975.com/christmas-band-choir-competition/

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STUDENT COUNCIL

Scarves, Hats, and Gloves Drive!!!

December 3rd ~ December 19th

Student Council is sponsoring a collection drive for scarves, gloves and hats.  These items will be donated to Knoxville Pays It Forward, who will distribute them to homeless shelters! They can be gently used or new! Adult sizes  please. All items can be dropped off in the main hallway near the Second Harvest canned food items.  In addition, Student Council will gladly take other winter items you may want to donate such as coats, winter jackets, socks, and hot hands.  Thank you!

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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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HOLIDAY PARTIES

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

sign up for party items https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4fa8a623a31-6thgrade

Sign up to volunteer https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4fa8a623a31-volunteers

7th grade – Friday, 12/21 from 10:15 – 11:45am

 Sign up for 7th grade donations and volunteers is: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaba62babf49-wvms1

8th grade – Friday 12/21 from 8:40am – 10:10am

Sign up for 8th grade donations and volunteers is :

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0545aaaf23a0ff2-8thgrade

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WVMS FOUNDATION CASINO NIGHT

We need many different talents to make this fundraiser a great success. Also, if you have a talent for graphic design, we need you!

For more information, please email

meaganbpuckett@gmail.com

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WVMS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

Thursday, December 13 – vs. Halls – @ Halls

Monday, December 17 – vs. Gresham – @ Gresham

Thursday, December 20 – vs. Carter – @ WVMS (8th Grade Night)

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BOXTOPS

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.

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WVMS CLINIC

We would like to thank Julio Arana and Gary Taylor for their commitment to serving their community and the WVMS students. It is greatly appreciated and does not go unnoticed. They have both been committed to the clinic for the last year and a half every single week.

We are beyond grateful for their time and dedication to our school.

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:

 Tuesday, December 11th at 7 PM – 8th grade band concert @ Bearden High School

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!

WVMS PTSA Website

WVMS PTSA Facebook Group