There will be a meeting for students interested in helping produce the yearbook at 4pm on Thursday, September 20th in Ms. Burgess's room, #111.
Young men who are interested in learning how to tie a tie and the finer points of chivalry should attend an interest meeting on Monday, September 17th from 4:15-4:30 in the cafeteria. The club is called Boys to Men.
SVMS PTO is having a car wash fundraiser at the Market Express across from Sun Valley High School. The fundraiser runs for the entire month of September! 15% of ALL car wash sales for the entire month of September will be donated to SVMS! You don't have to do anything except get your car washed!
Heart & Sole is Girls on the Run's middle school program that meets the unique needs of girls in 6th-8th grade. The program considers the whole girl - body, brain, heart, spirit and social connection. Running is incorporated into each lesson to encourage physical wellness and teach life skills. The girls prepare for a non-competitive 5K event at the end of the season which fosters goal setting and a sense of confidence through accomplishment. Registration for the fall season opens Tuesday, September 4th at 7pm. The 10-week season begins the week of September 17th and girls will meet twice a week after school until the 5K on December 1st. Learn more and register: www.girlsontherununion.org
There is a new SVABC Facebook page: Sun Valley Athletic Boosters. Check it out!
Do you know a student who seeks an opportunity to showcase their talent? Mrs. Morgan and Mrs. Krest are holding auditions for the musical “Little Mermaid, Jr. on Thursday, and Friday (September 6, and 7) from 4:00-5:30. Students must be present both days unless prior approval has been given by Mrs. Morgan or Mrs. Krest.
Students will be receiving new chromebooks this week. The plan for the distribution is that 8th graders will receive their devices on Tuesday, 7th graders on Wednesday, and 6th graders on Thursday. Students will come to the Help Desk with their English Language Arts teachers.
SVMS invites parents of 7th and 8th Grade students to Open Houses on Friday, August 24th. The Open House for 7th graders is from 11:30-12:30 and 8th graders will have Open House from 1:30-2:30. In addition to meeting teachers, parents will be able to purchase locks (if necessary), Spirit Wear, get supply lists and meet with representatives of the PTO and the Athletic Booster Club. Bus passes will be available for pick up in the media center.
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. If you click on the title you will be directed to a site that has a preview of the book (usually the first chapter). 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.
The 2018 Annual Strides for Success Walk-a-thon was a day full of fun, exercise, and camaraderie. Students started the day with a movie, allowing the sun to come out, and then it was followed by rotations of games, Walk-a-thon, freeze pops, and magic. Smiles were seen all over the school.