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HVMS Update - 1/4/2021

Happy New Year!

We hope everyone had an enjoyable break, and we are excited to be back in the building with our students. Please take a few minutes to read through our newsletter to see what's going on at Hidden Valley Middle School. As always, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.


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SCA Canned Food Drive

Our students were able to collect a total of 691 cans for the SCA Canned Food Drive that benefited Feeding Southwest Virginia! The totals for each grade level were as follows:

  • 6th Grade: 243 Cans
  • 7th Grade: 270 Cans
  • 8th Grade: 178 Cans

SOL Testing: 8th Grade Civics and 8th Grade Science

January 6: Virtual students at HVMS

  • When students arrive by bus or car, they will get their temperatures checked and receive a notice of their testing location. If coming to school by car, please arrive no later than 8:15 a.m. If you are staying until the 12:20 p.m. dismissal, please bring school work to complete after you complete SOL testing. If you bring a cell phone/smart watch, it will be removed from the test site and returned to you afterwards. If you are leaving school after you complete your test, you do not need any supplies other that your charged laptop and charger. Please make sure you have completed the TestNav training video your teacher provided on Blackboard. You need to know the tools on the SOL test.

January 7: Group one students at HVMS

& January 8: Group two students at HVMS

  • If coming to school by car, please arrive no later than 8:15 a.m. If you bring a cell phone/smart watch, it will be removed from the test site and returned to you afterwards. Please make sure you have completed the TestNav training through your class. If you were absent when the training was provided, please see your teacher for instructions. Please bring your charged laptop and charger to school on test day.

Gov School Application Information Regional Meetings

Please read below for information regarding upcoming meetings for students interested in applying to Governor's School for the 2021-2022 academic year:

  • Thursday, January 7th, 6:30 p.m. Virtual Application info meeting
  • Thursday, January 14th, 6:30 p.m. Virtual Application info meeting
  • Tuesday, January 19th, 6:30 p.m. Virtual Application info meeting

The link to the Virtual sessions will be on the RVGS website at www.rvgs.k12.va.us prior to the meetings.

What? Information meetings for students--and their parents--interested in applying for the 2021-22 academic year. Governor’s School staff will present the unique features of the school via a live virtual presentation and distribute application information required for selection and admission via email. The School is a regional, academic-year program for secondary school students in grades 9-12 who are highly motivated in science and mathematics. Selection for available spaces is competitive.

Who? Students and at least one parent or guardian must attend one of the above sessions in order to obtain an application for admission.

For additional information, call The Governor’s School, 853-2116 or e-mail, ksebolt@rvgs.k12.va.us. The Governor’s School is sponsored jointly by the Virginia Department of Education and participating public school districts including Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, Roanoke City, Roanoke County, and the City of Salem. Students must be enrolled in one of these districts in order to attend the school.


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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 December are the following:

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SOAR Card Recipients

Students can receive SOAR cards at HVMS by meeting our school-wide expectations of being safe, organized, accountable, and respectful. Our entire matrix of school-wide expectations is posted to the right. This year, we will be distributing SOAR cards to both hybrid and remote students 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:

Owen Bingeman

Layla Diaz

Hailey Hoyt

Greyson Keaveney

Kinsley Trivett

7th Grade:

Nevaeh Migliarese

Braelon Morrison-Cox

8th Grade:

Jordan Adams

Jonathan Bostic

Ella James

Brandon Koelsch


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Technology Support

We ask that parents and students direct their technical support requests to hvmtechsupport@rcps.us. This email account is intended to serve our students who are either online only or off campus when the request is sent. Students attending school should notify their teachers of any technical issues so that we may resolve those problems at school.

Please keep in mind that our IT support staff works regular school hours and that requests made after hours or during the weekend will not be addressed until those hours of operation.


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Virtual Eagle Advisory - Upcoming Dates

Please encourage your students to log in to their Blackboard accounts and follow their student advisors' instructions for checking in for a Virtual Eagle Advisory session on Wednesdays from 2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Here is a list of upcoming Eagle Advisory sessions:

Wednesday, January 6 – 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 27 – 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Important Dates:

Tuesday, 1/12:

End of 2nd Grading Period and 1st Semester

Wednesday, 1/13:

Teacher Workday

Monday, 1/18:

Schools closed: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

  • Due to schools being closed on Monday, January 18, Wednesday January 20 will be a Group 1 day.

Friday, 1/22:

Report cards sent home


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Season 1 Sports Schedules

Below are the contests that are currently scheduled for our Season 1 sports. COVID-19 metrics are reviewed weekly at central office where it is determined whether competitions can take place or not. Based on the current metrics, we are to continue following our Phase II protocols as we have been since sports began. Additionally, competitions for this week have been canceled.

Boys' Basketball Schedule

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Girls' Basketball Schedule

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Wrestling Schedule

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United Way

The United Way has resources available for individuals needing support during COVID-19. Please click here to access resources in relation to healthcare, mental health, food, childcare, housing, employment, and more.


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