Friday is a $2 Jeans Day. For $2 in exact change, students may wear jeans, but must still be in uniform tops.
Auditions for this year's Spring Musical "Once Upon a Mattress" will take place Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 13th and 14th at 4:00. Students do not need to prepare anything for the audtions but must be available for both days. If students cannot make the auditions, they need to speak to either Mrs. Morgan or Mrs. Krest before December 12.
The first band concerts of the year will be on Monday, December 11th for the 6th and 7th grade students at 7:00 in the gym. The 8th Grade Band Concert will be at Sun Valley High School at 7:00 on Thursday, December 14th. Our Spartans have been working very hard and would love to share their efforts with you.
The Blue Ice Semi-Formal Dance Party has been rescheduled to Friday, January 5th from 7-9 pm in the gym. The cost will be $5 the morning of the dance and $7 at the door that evening. Sixth graders should be dropped off in the bus parking lot and enter through the front hallway. Seventh and eighth graders will be dropped off in the front parking lot and enter through the main entrance of the building.
The Hearth for Hope is up in the lobby. Every holiday season SVMS holds a drive to benefit families registered with the Union County Christmas Bureau. There are stockings, snowmen, etc. with gifts listed on them. Please bring the gift back unwrapped to the front office by December 12th.
Union College Early College is hosting a Parent Information Night from 5:00-6:00 on Thursday, January 11th at the Union County Early College on the campus of South Piedmont Community College in the Conference Center.
Basketball season has started. The home games start at 4:30. The boys will play first through December 7th and then the girls play first for the rest of the season. The cost is $4.00 for adults and $3.00 for school-age students. Children 4 and under are free. For a schedule of the games, click here.
4:30 PM Home vs. Monroe
2:30 PM - 7:00 PM Red Cross Blood Drive
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Site-based Meeting
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 6th Grade Assembly
4:30 PM Away at Marvin Ridge
SVMS was fortunate to have a special visitor this week. Mr. Trent Turner from Charlotte Pipe and Foundry served as Principal of the Day. He began his day by appearing on the morning news. Ms. Merritt interviewed him so that the students would know who he is when he was walking around the building but just as importantly, Ms. Merritt asked him questions about the company he works for.
Every year SVMS staff members nominate and then vote on the teacher who will represent SVMS’ Teacher of the Year. It’s a rewarding but difficult process because the teachers who are fantastic and selecting one is a gargantuan task. And this year’s process resulted in the selection of Mrs. Debra Dixon, a phenomenal educator who has worn a variety of hats in her 30 years in education.
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.