On Tuesday, September 27th, there will be a basketball cheer and dance team interest meeting at 7:00PM in the cafeteria.
The Journalism Club is starting soon. Informational meeting will be October 6th from 4:00 p.m.--4:45 in the media center conference room.
Students who are interested in playing winter sports, including boys or girls basketball and basketball cheer must have up to date physicals in order to tryout. Tryouts will be held in mid to late October. Tryout dates will be announced in the near future.
The Animal Care Club will start in October. Students may pick up applications in the front office. The first meeting will be Tuesday, October 18th from 4:00 - 4:45. The club will meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month.
The Robotics Club is getting ready to start. Students must have two teacher recommendation along with dues. There is limited space available for teams. The first meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 4pm in Ms. Campbell’s room.
With its first Global Awareness fundraising project of the year, SVMS is collecting money for Heifer International. Heifer International is an organization that provides live animals to people living in poverty. Heifer International’s mission is to give a hand up, not a handout. The animals made possible by donations to the SVMS site will allow the recipients to not only feed their family, but also eventually offer help to neighboring families. SVMS’s goal is to raise $2000. With that level of contributions, SVMS would be able to donate animals that will continue to give, through eggs or milk, a stove for clean cooking, agricultural products that will provide sustainable living for a family and/or provide building materials for a safe home. Students can bring in money to their homerooms between now and September 30th.
Eighth graders in Mrs. Ollis’ science class were recently introduced to the properties of solutions by making Goofy Putty. This lesson demonstrated to the students in her class important principles like the nature of scientific inquiry and the properties of matter but the students mainly saw it as fun.
For adults, the events of September 11, 2001 are permanently seared in our memories. But for SVMS students, who were born after the tragedy, that day is more removed. The teachers and staff at SVMS wanted the day to be more meaningful for the students so on Friday, September 11th, all of the students and staff planted flags in honor of the victims, their families, and the brave men and women who responded to the call.