Sun Valley Middle School has a Middle School Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Flight and Space class available to 8th grade students that is an introduction to Aviation and compliments the Sun Valley High School Aviation Academy. One of the units of study within this program is Destination: Mars. Mrs. Diana Ollis is using the game-based platform of Minecraft Education Edition to help simulate this journey. Students in her class will be using teamwork, collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving skills to create a successful Mission to Mars.
This integrated Visual Art and Science project is an exploration of NC's 17 river basins. Students in Mr.Barron's 8th Grade Science class were asked to research and study multiple river basins in NC while practicing watercolor, graphic design, and critique techniques with Mrs.McKinney, SVMS's art teacher.
Ms. Guida's amazing 8th graders in DLI classes are working with S.D.G's (Sustainable Development Goals) from the United Nations. Their role is leading campaigns to raise awareness on global issues that affect our world. Not only they have shown they are starting to be Global Citizens but what is more, they could communicate their message with incredible fluency and language skills.
Peachjar Digital Flyers
We have launched a new electronic flyer communication tool called Peachjar. To view school-approved digital flyers, simply click the Peachjar button on our website.
SVMS Basketball for 7th and 8th graders
Open gym for girls: 10/11, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Open gym for boys: 10/12, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Girls tryouts: 10/25 & 10/26, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Boys tryouts: 10/27 & 10/28, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
In order to sign up, please go to the following link, and read and follow all directions for signing up on FamilyID.
Students will not be allowed to try out or participate in open gym unless registered fully on FamilyID, with a current sports physical.
Important Information for Current 6th Graders Regarding Tdap and Meningococcal Vaccine:
North Carolina law mandates that all children entering the 7th grade are required to have a Tdap and meningococcal conjugate vaccine. Tdap covers your child for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis, also known as whooping cough. Meningococcal vaccine is given to help prevent meningitis. Please bring in proof from your health care provider with the date the vaccines were given.
For complete details and explanations, please review the website https://immunize.nc.gov/schools/ncruleslaws.htm for NC general statutes 130A-157.
Please contact the school nurse if there are any questions.
Lost and Found
Did you know that SVMS has a lost and found located in the atrium outside of the media center. The PTO has placed hanging racks for lost clothing and a table for lunch boxes and lost gym bags. If your child is missing items please have them check in the lost and found.
Going Green in the Greenhouse
We have a fully functional greenhouse that we want to integrate into our science classes and greenhouse club to teach, hands-on, botany and horticulture. The campaign would include start-up costs of resources to begin planting. We also need cleaning and set up supplies to be able to make this project a reality for our students. Donate now!