Want to meet one of the figures from "Hidden Figures"? The Union County Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is proud to present "No Longer Hidden: An Intimate Conversation with Dr. Christine Mann Darden" on April 22nd at 2:00 at the Monroe High School Auditorium. For more information and free tickets, please click HERE.
Running Clinics open to all current 6th-8th graders-Monday/ Wednesdays after school (4-5:15) beginning Monday, March 6th. This will be open to any student who would like to prepare for the upcoming cross country season, cross train for another sport, check out running, get some energy out after school,really.... for anyone! All speeds and levels welcome! Join them every week or when you are available. We will warm-up, go for a run then cool down and stretch! Bring running clothes, shoes and meet Coach Rosy on the patio by the cafeteria at dismissal.
Congratulations to Cathy Hess-Grove, SVMS Teacher of the Year! She is among the 10 finalists for the UCPS Teacher of the Year! The SVMS family is lucky to have her!
Sun Valley Middle School (SVMS) PTO is ready to kick off our biggest fundraiser of the year, our 5th Annual Stride for Success Walk-a-Thon! The purpose of this fundraiser is to help raise funds for our school, including new walking track behind the school! This year our Walk-a-Thon goal is $30,000. The 5th Annual Stride for Success Walk-a-Thon challenges all students to bring in a donation of at least $25. Participation in all Fun Day activities requires a minimum donation of $20.
Before we went to see the movie “Hidden Figures,” some of the issues we thought it would portray were segregation in the 1960’s, or, possibly a mystery movie, or a space mission gone awry where the lead character would come in and save the day. As the movie began, one of the first things we noticed was how much racism existed. For example, the three African American ladies were having car trouble and stopped on the side of the road. A police officer came by and at first was skeptical of their credentials. We think his skepticism stemmed from the fact that not only were they black, they were women and at that time, it was not commonly known for African American women to be working at NASA.