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.
The PTO Fall Fundraiser was supposed to end today but Goalbusters is extending the due date for all orders on paper and online through Monday, November 20th! No orders can be accepted after Monday. Also as a reminder, the PTO is going to reward one homeroom class per grade, with the highest sales dollars at the end of the fundraiser the following: doughnut party during homeroom, a full dress down day on the day of the doughnut party and the homeroom teacher will receive a $5 gift card to DunkinDonuts.
Also Goalbusters has given SVMS a challenge. If our school sells at least 4,000 items total, they will give SVMS a check for $500. That is an average of about 3 items per student. As a reminder for the students, if you sell items you will get rewarded the following prizes: 3 items sold you get a dress down band, 6 items sold you get a bag of cotton candy and the dress down band, 9 items sold you get a 12" emoji pillow, bag of cotton candy and a dress down band and 12 items sold you get a $100 bill wallet. Each wallet will have money in them and one lucky wallet will have a $100 bill in it! You will also get the emoji pillow, cotton candy and a dress down band.
Also Goalbusters is offering a prize to the top 3 sellers as follows: 1st place - $100, 2nd place - $50 and 3rd place - $25. Good luck and thank you for supporting our school!!!
The PTO would like to thank our Sun Valley families. In October we had our car wash fundraiser and our school made $1,300! This money will be used toward our new greenhouse. Thank you for supporting our school!!!
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.
The Math 24 Club will be starting up soon. It will begin on Thursday, Nov. 30th and will meet every Thursday from 4:00-4:45. Anyone who is interested should see Mr. Ringersen, Mrs. McClain, or Mr. Spears in order to sign up. Applications will be available sometime during this month. The Math 24 Club will run until the beginning of the spring season at which time the county-wide competition will take place. They are really looking forward to having some outstanding students involved in the Math 24 Club this year.
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.