Monday and Tuesday 7:30 - 4:30
Wednesday and Thursday 7:30 - 11:30
All library books are due on Friday, May 27th. Notices will be sent out next week listing any missing items. There are no overdue fines but students are responsible for lost items.
Congratulations to the SVMS Beta Club students. Our grand total of service hours this past year was 1,682 hours. Great job serving others, Beta members!
Summer is a time of vacations, swimming pools, hammocks, and lazy days. However, children who are too lazy during the summer can suffer from “summer slide”. Summer slide is the phenomenon in which students who do not read and engage in intellectually stimulating activities during the summer actually return to school in August having forgot some of what they learned the previous year. Some students find themselves out of practice with reading. SVMS is committed to curbing the summer slide. SVMS promotes summer reading. All rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students must read one book off the summer reading list. They will take a quiz on the chosen book upon returning to school in August. The list provides information about the book’s genre, a short description, the number of pages, and the reading level. Students who will be enrolled in English I must read Animal Farm by George Orwell. That is the only book required of English I students.
Ms. Merritt challenged SVMS students on Tuesday to do their best on the End of Grade tests on the morning announcements. But it would be an understatement to say that her pep talk was not the traditional one most of the students had seen before. After students saw a short clip from “Rocky” the classic boxing movie starring Sylvester Stallone, Ms. Merritt appeared dressed as a fighter. She hit on the themes of perseverance, being prepared for the challenge, and coming out fighting, all while bobbing and weaving with her boxing gloves on. Mr. Rape and Mr. Gundersen also played their parts as challenges that could defeat the efforts of Ms. Merritt turned into knocking them out cold.
Whoever said that math is boring hasn’t spent time in Mrs. Nailor’s 8th grade class. She recently challenged them to make unique cities using geometry. This project involved many aspects of the 8th grade curriculum. The students had to create a city using Special Angle Pairs and Nets. Special Angle Pairs are angles that are given certain names based on their relative position or based off the sum of their respective measures. Nets are 2-dimensional patterns of 3-dimensional shapes that you can cut and fold to create solids.