Feature Stories

  • #UCPSGivesBack: SVMS students lead pajama drive to provide underprivileged children with a cozy night’s sleep

    Every Thursday morning, long before the first bell of the school day rings, as many as 35 Sun Valley Middle students gather in Jenny Kanagy’s classroom. As members of the school’s student-led Fellowship of Christian Athletes club, they often spend their time identifying ways to give back in their school, community and abroad.

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  • Benefits of a Bilingual Brain

    Research has consistently documented the power of immersion education to help students attain high levels of language proficiency. We are very fortunate that our school community has embraced this notation as Sun Valley Middle School is now offering a robust bilingual experience for a group of six grade learners within the Dual language immersion program. This particular program fosters bilingualism, bi-literacy, as well as enhances awareness of cultural diversity and academic achievement.

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  • Students Study Sully's and Other Planes

    Project Lead the Way(PLTW) Flight and Space students were given the opportunity to visit the Charlotte Aviation Museum. The students were involved in two interactive lessons hosted by the Education department at the museum.

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  • Martial Arts Athletes Share Lessons with Students

    LaVonte Earley and Matthew Fleming of 4M Fitness used their own experiences growing up to relate to the students some of the lessons they have learned about bullying and self-confidence.

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  • Sensory Study of Ratios

    Sixth grade SVMS students have been exploring many hands on learning opportunities to investigate equivalent ratios in math. Students had the opportunity to taste test recipes using different ratios, adjust the ratios of each recipe to match, and discover how making multiple batches of the same recipe created a final product that still tasted exactly the same, due to equivalent ratios.

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  • SVMS Students Take Flight!

    SVMS has a new Project Lead the Way(PLTW) class this year called Flight and Space. PLTW is a project that promotes introducing students to the Engineering Process. It involves students in cooperative group work and communication skills related to the Engineering field. This past week students launched their first flight projects.

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  • UCPS Celebrates Manufacturing Week

    Students in Ms. Ollis’, Ms. Campbell’s, and Ms. Grise-Haney’s CTE classes took part in a presentation by Charlie Conner from the Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company in recognition of Manufacturing Awareness Week.

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  • Hurricane Florence Relief Drive

    In an effort to support our Eastern NC friends and families who were affected by Hurricane Florence, Sun Valley Middle School will be collecting donated items starting today and ending the collection on Friday, September 28.

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  • September is Library Card Sign-up Month

    The Public Library of Union County and Union County Public Schools are excited to announce a new program called LEAP (Libraries and Educators as Partners). Students can now access electronic materials such as e-books, digital audiobooks, magazines and databases with their UCPS information. Their student ID number becomes their library card number and their PIN number is their year of birth.

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  • Musical Auditions

    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.

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  • New Chromebooks!

    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.

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  • Open Houses and View of the Valley

    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.

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