Congratulations to William Foster, Nicholas Catapano, Ryan Griffith, and A. J. Summers for making All-District Band! Way to go!
There is an SVMS Spirit Night on Thursday, January 19th at Sweet Frog. Remember to mention you are from Sun Valley Middle School. Proceeds benefit SVMS PTO.
TEEN GAME EVENT
Wednesday, January 18th from 4:30-6:30pm at the Union West Regional Library in Indian Trail
For teens in grades 6th-12th. Stop by to play some board games and video games too! Bring a friend to share the fun and good times for all! They will be featuring our Xbox system with a variety of game choices. No registration is required.
Students who were on the Honor Roll for Term 2 may dress out every Wednesday until the end of Term 3 as long as they have their Honor Cards. Students who have lost their Honor Cards may purchase a new one for $5.00.
In the months of November and December, the Sun Valley Middle School Fellowship of Christian Athletes sponsored a drive for school supplies and shoes for students at the New Jerusalem International School in Tema New Town, Ghana. Our own, Mrs. Lartey, sixth grade Social Studies teacher, has a connection with the ministry and she regularly travels there to serve the students. Every year, the FCA searches for opportunities to serve others, as service is a large focus of being a Christian. As a student athlete, they are used to others supporting them, so it is a great lesson and experience to be able to do something that impacts other students.
A small group of Sun Valley Middle school students received a standing ovation Friday, Jan. 13 following a touching performance about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “I’m so proud of them,” said their teacher, Amelia Polk. “They gave it all they had, and they learned a lot about Dr. King, things they didn’t know.” The play began with a moving reenactment of a young Dr. King who became angry when asked to move to the back of the bus, as was the law at the time. Eighth grader Jordan Johnson’s passionate portrayal of Dr. King had many in the audience wiping their eyes. At the end of the play, Jordan recited a portion of Dr. King’s well-known speech, “I Have a Dream.”
This December, the SVMS Animal Care Club members looked to take care of those who are often neglected at this time of year and organized a Pet Supply Drive. The donations were given to the Richmond County Animal Shelter and the Union County Humane Society. SVMS students benefitted from a visit from members of the Sun Valley High School Green Club. Led by a former SVMS student, the older students shared how they have partnered with the Richmond County Animal Shelter. SVMS students decided to work towards collecting items for both that organization and the Union County Humane Society.