Due to an unforseen accident, Snakes Alive will be postponed. The rescheduled date will be announced as soon as possible.
It's not too early to order a 2015-2016 yearbook. Go to yearbookordercenter.com and enter the order number 15804. You may also fill out the attached form and bring the form and money to Ms. Graham in the morning. They are only $40.00 for the basic package. Prices will increase so order now!
At the November SVMS Beta club meeting, Mr. Ted Toms, a Union County Vietnam veteran, spoke to the members about gathering supplies and letters for our military. Local donations would go to a distribution center in Ayden, NC, NCPacks4Patriots, where they are distributed to locations worldwide, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa, and the Philippines. He told us of how getting a "care package" from home is a great morale booster when the troops are far away from home for long periods of time. The members interacted by asking questions and showing great interest in helping. Ted later told me that he was really impressed with their attention, their manners and their questions. They asked questions that made it obvious that they listened and he said he was honored to speak with our group.
As a community service outreach, PTO and Sun Valley Middle are partnering with Union County Dept. of Social Services Christmas Bureau by collecting donations. The Christmas Bureau was established in 1983 to assist families in need throughout the holiday season and has served the residents of Union County by providing food, clothing, toiletries, shoes, and gifts.
On Friday, November 13th, after students were recognized for being on the honor roll, all students were the audience for the inspirational message of Jacotron Potts. Mr. Potts is a motivational speaker and the founder of the ICAN Empowerment Company. ICAN is an acronym for I Change A Nation.