Feature Stories

  • Need a Summer Reading Book?

    Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are asked to read one of the books on the Summer Reading list. Students who will be in English 1 (8th graders) will instead read Animal Farm by George Orwell. Students who are interested in getting a copy of one of the books may pick it up on Mondays from 10:00-12:00 from SVMS. Please fill out the form on the next pageusing your UCPS Google Drive account by Sunday evening and the book will be ready for you on Monday. Books will be in a plastic bag.

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  • UCPS provides additional information about in-person, remote learning and virtual academy plans

    Union County Public Schools has released its plan for returning to school in August. To help families make an informed decision, staff has also provided more details about instructional models for in-person, remote learning and virtual academy plans. In addition, parents are strongly encouraged to complete a transportation and return to school survey by July 22.

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  • UCPS announces reopening plans for 2020-2021 school year

    Superintendent Dr. Houlihan and district leaders discussed plans for reopening schools at the July 14 special called Board of Education meeting.

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  • Services During the Summer

    Ms. Hutchins (School Social Worker) and Ms. Tolbert (BH Therapist) with the Sun Valley Cluster will be available through the summer. If you need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact them.

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  • CTE Answers the Call

    Diana Ollis, along with other Union County Public Schools CTE teachers, is putting the 3-D printers to good use.

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  • SVMS Teachers Transform Technology

    With the sudden closures of the schools and the shift to remote learning, teachers at SVMS have embraced the opportunities to incorporate new skills and optimize the features of long-used technologies to help their students review and now learn new material.

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  • Help Talking about Coronavirus

    These can be confusing and disturbing times for parents who want to provide guidance to their children. The National Association of School Nurses want to help parents and caretakers when talking to their children.

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  • Coronavirus Resources

    During these challenging times a community comes together. Tiffany Hutchins, SVMS School Social Worker, has provided information that may be helpful to our SVMS family. Please read more for the link to the resources. Her contact information is tiffany.hutchins@unioncountync.gov

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  • Adopt a Hero Service Project

    Sun Valley Middle School Beta Club members are looking out for those who look out for us! 60 bags which included a sweet treat, salty treat, thank you note and a gift card to a local restaurant were delivered to the Bakers Volunteer Fire Department and to our S.R.O. officers at both the middle school and high school.

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  • Leader in Me Family Activities

    s you know SVMS is becoming a Leader in Me school, featuring the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. One of the tenants is Family Learning. Below is a link to a Google Doc with activities you & your student can complete together.

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  • The Spartan Hope Foundation

    We are proud to announce The Spartan Hope Foundation. Our first project will be to collect needed items for families within our community.

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  • Souper Bowl for Caring

    On Friday, January 31st, students and staff donated money to wear jerseys, raising money for the Souper Bowl of Caring.

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  • It's Award Season!

    For the past few weeks students have been sampling various award-winning books when visiting the media center with their ELA classes.

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  • See Something, Say Something

    North Carolina State Superintendent Mark Johnson has launched a statewide program to expand school safety efforts. The state has joined Sandy Hook Promise to bring the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System to North Carolina schools. This system is designed to change and save lives by teaching students, educators and administrators how to recognize the signs and signals of those who may be at risk of hurting themselves or others, and to anonymously report this information through a telephone crisis hotline, website or mobile app.

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  • Duke Energy Demonstrates Drones

    Mr. Kanagy and Mr. Williams from Duke Energy came today to Mrs. Ollis’ Flight/Space and 3D Printing classes to present about the Drone Program.

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  • SVMS Choir Students Get Rare Opportunity

    The SVMS Choir was invited to participate in the 2019 American Music Guild Heritage Awards. On November 7, we went to Monroe Crossing Mall to rehearse for the awards ceremony, which will take place on Saturday, November 9 at Ovens Auditorium.

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  • Beta Club Students Partner with Shiloh Valley Elementary

    Shiloh Valley Elementary got some helping hands from the Beta Club for its Mad Scientist Day. The elementary students were busy with experimenting with properties of matter, chemical reactions, and generally getting messy.

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  • 7th Graders Explore Futures

    The seventh graders had an opportunity to focus on the future for two days this past week. The grade level was divided into two groups to enable visits to UNC-Charlotte. At UNC-C they learned about different living environments at college and the wide variety of majors and colleges contained within the University. They toured the campus, including the libraries and were treated to a presentation on STEM opportunities.

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  • Caring for SVMS Students

    October was a month in with there was a large number of initiatives addressing the social and emotional needs of SVMS students. October is National Bullying Prevention Month and SVMS made it a central theme.

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  • SVMS Students Step Up

    As part of the SVMS Leader in Me adoption, students have been choosing to apply for a variety of jobs at school. Students interviewed for a variety of positions with their supervisors and have started contributing to the functioning of the school.

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