Feature Stories

  • SVMS Required Summer Reading

    Summer reading is important to keep from losing important reading skills. Students will be expected to read one book off the list under Quick Links. Students who will be taking English I are assigned Animal Farm by George Orwell as their summer reading book. During the first two weeks of school students will be working on a project in class to demonstrate their understanding of the book.

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  • SVMS Crossing Guard Jerome Sutton awarded $10,000 as a NC School Hero

    Jerome Sutton is somewhat of a legend in Union County. Standing in front a gymnasium full of cheering sixth graders, UCPS leaders and Board of Education members on May 28, Sutton couldn’t help but break out into his signature grin as he received a recognition unlike any other he’d ever earned before: the N.C. School Hero award which was also accompanied by a $10,000 check.

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  • 7th Grade Field Trip

    Students in 7th Grade had an opportunity to step back in time and learn about our nation’s roots at Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Yorktown, and Jamestown Settlement. After only a short 6 hour drive, the students began their journey in the past aboard a ferry ride to Jamestown Settlement. Most students exclaimed, “This was our first ride on a ferry. Pretty cool…pretty cool!”

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  • National Library Week

    To celebrate National Library Week (April 7-13), SVMS media coordinator Maureen Donohue set up stations in the library centered around library and book themes. There was a book-in-a-jar guessing game, a library trivia contest, first lines of books hidden messages, summer reading books word searches, and more.

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  • New York! New York!

    Safe travels to the 8th grade Spartan Sound Marching Band members traveling to New York today. The Spartan Sound (SVHS Marching Band) will be performing in the 258th New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16th.

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  • Valley Expo Provides Preview

    On Thursday, March 7th, SVMS hosted its 2nd Annual Valley Expo. The Expo is a way for current and prospective students and families to learn about the different clubs and activities offered at SVMS. The Expo comes on the heels of school visits by the students of feeder elementary schools.

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  • SVMS Students Soar

    The CTE Flight and Space Class for Semester 2 has finished its first project. Students were learning about Flying Machines and how they work. The class completed two projects, one being a Hot Air Balloon and the other a Tetrahedral Kite. Students looked at how each one used a different method to fly and how that may influence how flying machines are used in the transportation system.

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  • Digital Citizens Design Doors at SVMS

    Recently two SVMS students met with other students from across the district at the iRules Academy workshop held at CATA. Ella Brown and Amylinn Ince learned about digital safety and digital etiquette and how to maneuver in the fast-moving landscape that is social media.

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  • Resource Force

    Yesterday, our students enjoyed a performance on energy conservation from The National Theatre for Children. They’ve partnered with Duke Energy to put educational tools in the hands of families and save 10 million kilowatt-hours across 4 states! Our goal is to save at least 20,000 kWh. We can do that by signing up for 100 FREE Energy Kits. Once we do, our school wins $250! Request yours now at MyEnergyKit.org or call 1-855-386-9548.

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  • #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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