The Spring 6th and 7th Grade Band Concert is Tuesday, May 2, starting at 7:00. It's always a great time to see how much the students have grown in their musicianship during the year.
Relay for Life - Change will be collected in homerooms between April 26th and May 3rd to benefit Relay for Life. The grade level that collects the most will get a dress-down day. The Relay for Life of Union County ceremony will be at Sun Valley High School on Friday, May 5th at 6 pm. If you would like to donate or purchase a luminaria in honor of someone, please click HERE.
Congratulations to Kim Morgan for being nominated for the North Carolina Middle School Choir Teacher of the Year! She is very deserving!
Come to the tremendous High School Musical, Jr. production on Thursday, April 27th and Friday, April 28th, starting at 7:00. Cost is $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. Enjoy the talents of our SVMS students as they present this new classic!
Tickets for the 8th Grade Formal Dance are on sale from Monday, April 24 through Friday, May 5 in 8th Grade Language Arts teachers room. The cost is $5.00 or 20 PBIS tickets. The theme is a Masquerade Ball. The dance is Friday, May 19th from 7:00-9:30.
Voted one of the top cities to live anywhere in the world, is it any wonder that the 7th grade students of Sun Valley Middle school returned from a three day trip to Charleston with stories of how incredible their trip was? Filled with so much rich history, Charleston opened its arms and its stories to the kids and chaperons of Sun Valley Middle school for three days filled with carriage tours, a visit to Boone Hall, an old slave plantation, a day aboard the Yorktown, a decommissioned World War II aircraft carrier, and an ecotour to a nearby barrier island. As one student commented, “Being in Charleston was like stepping back in time 200 years!”
Some SVMS students recently joined the likes of Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes and others by sharing their poetry with the public at the annual Poetry Slam. Students were invited to compose original poems to submit. Language Arts teachers then selected those students to compete at the Poetry Slam on Thursday, April 6th. Students had to prepare an original poem of approximately 60 seconds in length. All of the participants exhibited great courage by performing in front of a packed house of students, staff, and families. The event was kicked off with a spoken word piece composed and performed by Lynn Phanor, 8th grade Math teacher. After her spirited opening, the Open Mic club, under the leadership of Michelle Belk, 7th grade Math Resource teacher, performed “How Far I Will Go” by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The club includes Kirsten Love, Kaitlyn Bennett, and Kinsley Osborne.
It wasn’t supposed to happen. Everyone said it couldn’t go on. Contingency plans were made. But then, Friday morning dawned with only a slight drizzle and the forecast looked more promising. So the decision was made - the 5th Annual Strides for Success Walk-a-thon was on! The Walk-a-thon started with everyone watching the movie “Earth to Echo”. It’s a live-action science fiction adventure movie about 3 teens who discover an alien creature. Not only did this provide an entertaining start to the day but it also gave the sun a chance to dry the ground and shake off its early morning doldrums so that when the movie was finished, the weather was spring-like and warm.