Weekly PTSA Update May 3rd

WVMS Families,
Please find attached the latest PTSA update for West Valley.

8th grade parents – in the weekly update you will also find links to assist with the Annual 8th Grade Celebration.
Sincerely,

David Claxton | Principal

PTSA Weekly update – May 3

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TN Ready Testing Information – week 2

WVMS Family,

Good evening to all of you. Please find below the schedule for testing this week. In spite of the rain delay for Monday, we will begin the math testing tomorrow morning around 10:00 AM. Thankfully, the first part of the math testing is the shortest portion and does not require the use of a calculator. Please remind your student(s) that calculators are allowed for Tuesday’s math testing.   Monday, April 24 = Math – Part 1 ; Algebra I (non-calculator portions)

Tuesday, April 25 = Math – Parts 2 and 3 and Algebra I (calculator portions)

Wednesday, April 26 = Science

Thursday, April 27 = Social Studies

Friday, April 28 = Make-up tests

Monday. May 1 = Make-up tests

Other notes:

* We have a limited number of calculators for student use, so please remind students to bring their calculators to school on Tuesday, April 25. 

* Cell phones should not be present in testing environment. Please remind your student(s) that the middle school policy for cell phones is that they are to be turned off between 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM everyday. 

* Please encourage your students that getting plenty of rest and eating a nutritious breakfast are helpful in successful testing outcomes.

* Please be on time to school as we have a strict testing schedule and testing protocols to follow each day. 

* Due to maintaining a consistent school-wide testing environment, please note that we will not be able to make our usual calls into rooms during testing to collect students for appointments. Thank you for your understanding.

We are all excited to see the results from the collective efforts of our greater school family for the TNReady Testing. Our supportive parents, wonderful teachers, and dedicated students have prepared for these upcoming moments all year. I have every confidence that we will once again see our students shine! Thank you for your continual support of West Valley Middle School today, during the upcoming testing season, and always.

Go Wolves,

David Claxton | Principal

The 2017 Nominating Committee has slated the following members for the PTSA Executive Board for the upcoming year. The signed, written report is posted on the front door of the school for review, and will be presented at the May General Membership/Board of Managers Meeting on May 12th, at 12:30pm in the PTSA room. After the report is read, the floor will be opened for additional nominations by any PTSA member, and voting will occur thereafter.

President – Alicia Hill
President – Elect – Vacant
1st VP Membership – Pamela Canon and Kelsey Mitchell
2nd VP Programs – Vacant
Treasurer – Tara Hurley
Recording Secretary – Sarah Schow
Corresponding Secretary – Melanie Craig

WVMS Donation Drive

WVMS Family,

A message from our WVMS Student Council sponsor, Melissa Wells:
The West Valley Student Council is sponsoring a donation drive to help create crisis baskets used by Knoxville Pays It Forward. This a wonderful charity organization that helps people who are devastated by a crisis or hardship, such as house fires, in both Knoxville and the surrounding areas. Our drive started April 3rd, but we are very short of our collection goal. To date, we only have a few items in one basket. We would like to fill three baskets! The drive will be over this Thursday, April13. Will you help us in this last minute crunch? We are collecting basic toiletry items such as toothpaste & brushes, hand soap, wash cloths, tissues, hand sanitizer, wipes, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, lotion, combs, hair brushes, etc… Thank you for your consideration.  
Melissa M. Wells

6th Grade Science