The Book Fair is here! If you want to see some of the titles that will be available or if you want to avoid the lines and order online, click HERE! Students will come with their Language Arts classes. In addition, there a 2 Family Evenings! One is Tuesday, October 17th from 4-7 and the other is Thursday, October 19th from 4-6. There will be drawings for gift certificates and a basket worth $100 of Scholastic products for students who come during the Family Evenings with an adult. Hope to see you here!
It’s Pumpkin Decorating Time! The SVMS PTO is sponsoring our annual pumpkin decorating competition. The cost is $5 per entry. The first place prize is $40, the second place prize is $30, and the third place prize is $20. Pumpkins are due to the Media Center no later than 9:00 on Tuesday, October 31st and must be taken home at the end of the day. Please click HERE for complete information and the form.
Tryouts for boys & girls basketball and cheerleaders begin the week of October 16th!!
Boys basketball tryouts will be as follows:
Monday - 7th grade boys from 5:45-7:15
Tuesday - 8th grade boys from 5:45-7:15
Wednesday - Combined tryout for those who are asked back from 5:45-7:15
Girls Basketball Tryouts will be held next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in the gym from 4:15-5:45. Please come dressed in athletic clothing and shoes and a mouth guard is suggested.
Basketball Cheer Tryouts will be held next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in the cafeteria from 4:15-6:00. Please come dressed in black shorts, a white t-shirt, and tennis shoes.
You MUST have the following forms prior to participation or tryouts NO EXCEPTIONS!!! Please click on the link to access these forms for printing. SVABC Forms: Preparticipation Form, Student Accident Insurance, Concussion Protocol Form and Medical Release Form. If you are a current athlete with an up to date physical it is up to you to get a copy of these forms from your Coach. All completed forms need to be turned in to the coach at tryouts, NOT the front office.
The first Open Mic Club meeting will be held on Thursday, October 19th until 5pm in Ms. Belk’s room 254. The club will typically meet the third Thursday of each month until 5 in room 254. Open Mic is not just for singers, but also for musicians, writers and poetry slammers. Anyone interested may pick up a permission form in room 254, room 410, or in the front office. These must be signed in order for students to stay for the first meeting on the 19th.
UCPS is hosting Technology Family Nights and FAFSA Information Sessions in October. These session will help families access digital technology resources that are available to students. All sessions begin at 6:30PM.
The Animal Care Club will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, October 17th. The meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 4:00-4:45. Students must have a signed permission form to attend. Permission forms are located outside Mrs. Burroughs' room, Room 152. The Animal Care Club talks about ways studens can learn, teach and help animals.
Students of Jenna Hoosier, 6th Grade English Language Arts teacher will be corresponding with students from Jamaica. St. Jago Primary School is located in the town of Harmons, Jamaica. In addition to student pen pals, Ms. Hoosier and Principal Merritt also plan to exchange letters with their counterpoints at the Jamaican school.
Leadership is a quality that is often hard to define but invaluable to possess. The Sun Valley Cluster is committed to promoting leadership skills among its students. Sun Valley Middle School is excited to be a part of the leadership focus. In addition to encouraging leadership through their work in the classroom, within clubs, and sports, SVMS has adopted Sean Covey’s 7 Habits of Effective Teens as a framework for eliciting leadership qualities.
As chromebooks get distributed this week know that SVMS is committed to providing students with the information to help them navigate the sometimes confusing environment that is the World Wide Web. SVMS became a Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Certified School last year.
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 (see Quick Link above). 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.