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HVMS E-Newsletter

HVMS Update - 2/13/2023

Hello, HVMS Family!

Please take a few minutes to read through our latest newsletter. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Hidden Valley Middle School

Helping Students Find Their Wings Since 1972

Our mission at Hidden Valley Middle School is to cultivate knowledge, to promote civic responsibility, to provide opportunities for the exploration of interests and abilities, to foster positive attitudes, and to develop essential skills necessary for all students to become productive citizens capable of thriving in the dynamic world of the twenty-first century.

National School Counseling Week

This past week was National School Counseling Week, and we are so thankful for everything our counselors do for our school and students! Thank you to our wonderful counseling team at HVMS: Mrs. Farley, Ms. Long, and Ms. Spanfelner.

SRO Appreciation Day

Wednesday, February 15 is National School Resource Officer Appreciation Day. Please join us in celebrating Officer Cunningham and his positive contributions to our school!

2022-2023 Yearbooks

The last day to order your 2022-2023 yearbook is February 24. Please get your order in now if you have not already done so!

Please use the link below to order your yearbook!



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School Store

Want to purchase some school spirit wear? Please visit the link below to shop at our school store. A portion of all proceeds comes back to the school!

Home | Hidden Valley Middle School - Eagles (fuzzypickletshirts.com)


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Eagles of the Month

HVMS has begun recognizing eight students from each grade level each month to be our Eagles of the Month. Hidden Valley Middle School Eagles of the Month display outstanding behavior both inside and outside the classroom by consistently meeting HVMS SOAR expectations of being safe, organized, accountable, and respectful. Eagles of the Month demonstrate opportunity ready skills including communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and citizenship. These students exhibit a positive attitude toward their peers, school, and community, and they maintain a focus on continuous improvement.

Our Eagles of the Month for January are the following:

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SOAR Card Recipients

Students can receive SOAR cards at HVMS by going above and beyond our school-wide expectations of being safe, organized, accountable, and respectful. Our entire matrix of school-wide expectations is posted to the right. We will be distributing SOAR cards to students and parents/guardians by email, and recipients will be entered into monthly drawings for prizes. The following students have received SOAR cards since our last newsletter:

6th Grade

Falon McCarty

Jay Moreno

Amelia Raring

Jackson Smith

7th Grade

Peiton Donahue

Bailey Hall

Abigale Plasters

Noah Stewart

Paige Yeager

8th Grade

Teagan Burrow

Sam Clifft

Fiona Ramey


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Just-in-Time Tutoring

Just-in-time tutoring provides students in grades 6-12 with an immediate online live tutor 24 hours per day/7 days per week. If a student is struggling with independent work, they can get immediate help to get them “unstuck,” even if they are at home late at night.

In addition to covering multiple subjects, just-in-time tutoring provides online help via chat and voice. Tutor.com also provides paper proofreading (12-hour turnaround time) and industry-leading Princeton Review ACT/SAT prep courses and materials.

An information flyer will be sent home with students this week: https://www.rcps.us/justintime

Technology Class

Students in Mr. Van Gerven’s 7th Grade Interest Block demonstrated Opportunity Ready Skills (collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity) as they designed and engraved a gift for our school’s life counselor, Ms. Spanflener.


Our PTSO is instrumental in providing support to our entire school community, and the success of the program depends on you! Dues are $5 per individual who is joining. 100% of our membership fees go directly to supporting our school community. If you have any questions about membership, please contact Meredith Burrow: mereburrow@yahoo.com

Please click below to learn more about our HVMS PTSO:


Restaurant Nights

Need a break from cooking and want to support the HVMS PTSO? Please take a look at the restaurant night schedule they have put together for a list of dates planned for this semester.

Taco Tuesday

Tomorrow is HVMS PTSO's monthly Taco Night. Moe’s Southwest Grill will deliver their delicious Taco Meal Kits with all the ingredients needed for an easy, fun family dinner (feeds 4) for only $39.99 plus tax. Pick-up will be at Hidden Valley Middle School between 5:30-6:00pm on Tuesday, February 14.

Order Deadline: Orders must be placed by Monday, February 13th at 8 pm. No orders can be accepted on-site and pre-orders spots available are limited, so don't wait! Click here to order: https://form.jotform.com/212086749154157

20% from every Taco Kit sold during this event will go directly toward supporting HVMS!

No Bake Bake Sale

A bit of news we have today….

A NO BAKE, Bake sale is on the way!

In these busy days, who wants to bake,

A pie, or cookies, or even a cake?

You’d be surprised if you counted the cost,

Of ingredients, heat, and the time you’ve lost.

Baking for sales is extra work,

Yet nobody really wants to shirk.

So we’ve thought of a plan that’s really grand,

And feel quite sure you’ll understand.

In a donation, please include the price,

Of a pie or cake, or anything nice!

Without fuss or bother, you’ve done your part,

We hope you’ll give with a willing heart.

Wishing HVMS success for our NO BAKE Bake Sale,

This is the end of our little tale!

All donations will be used to support the HVMS Parent Teacher Student Organization’s purpose is to strengthen, enhance, and encourage the educational and social environment at HVMS.

Donations can be made through the following link starting tomorrow through the end of February: https://hvms-no-bake-bake-sale.cheddarup.com


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Technology Issues

Students should restart their computers daily. Restarting laptops daily helps ensure they remain up-to-date with the latest software. If a student is having any issue that is not resolved by restarting, please have your student let his or her teacher know, and they will contact our Computer Depot for support.


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School Safety Starts with YOU!

If you see or hear anything that is concerning, tell a teacher, an administrator, or a police officer!


General Information

6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are allowed to compete on the middle school athletic teams. All participating students must have a current VHSL sports physical dated on or after May 1, 2022. No student will be permitted to participate in tryouts or practice without a completed VHSL physical form on file. Additionally, all students must have health insurance if they want to participate.

Athletic ticket prices: adult tickets will be $5, and student tickets are $2. These funds are used to help offset the cost for officials, transportation to away games, and team equipment.

Please visit the following page to access schedules: HVMS Athletics

Baseball Tryouts

HVMS baseball tryouts are scheduled for February 15th and 16th from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Athletes must have a VHSL physical on file with the athletic director to participate in tryouts.

For questions, please email hriganti@rcps.us.

Girls' Softball Tryouts

Girls’ softball tryouts at HVMS are scheduled for February 15th and 16th from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Athletes must have a VHSL physical on file with the athletic director to participate in tryouts.

For questions, please email hriganti@rcps.us.

Soccer Tryouts

Boys' and girls' soccer tryouts at HVMS have been scheduled. Boys' Soccer Tryouts will take place on February 13th and 14th from 3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Girls' Soccer Tryouts will take place on February 16th and 17th from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Athletes must have a VHSL physical on file with the athletic director to participate in tryouts.

For questions, please email hriganti@rcps.us.
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Looking Ahead

March 7 - March 8: SOL 8th Grade Writing Test (2-day test)

March 9: End of 3rd 9 Weeks

March 10: Schools Closed (Teacher Workday)

March 15: 3-hour Early Dismissal

March 22: Report Cards Sent Home

March 27 - March 31: Schools Closed (Spring Break)

April 7: Schools Closed

April 21: 4th 9 Weeks Midpoint

May 9 - May 12: SOL Testing: Algebra, Geometry, Science 8, Civics, Math 6-8, Reading 6-8

May 23 - May 25: 3-hour Early Dismissal

May 25: Last Day of School


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