Kodiak Family Update

04/18/22 - 04/22/22

Our Mission: Partners in Learning, Preparing for the Future

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From the Principal

Kodiak Family,


We are beginning the process of administering the state assessments for ELA (6/7/8), math (6/7/8), and science (8th grade only). On assessment days, please make sure your student has corded headphones, a charged laptop, charger, and water bottle.


Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.


Go Kodiaks!


Partners in learning,


Will Schumaker, Principal

schumaker.william@westada.org

Upcoming Dates

Schoolwide Calendar

Click here to access the complete schoolwide calendar for VMS.

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18~20 - Sandlot tickets available to by at lunches

18 - 8th grade Idaho State Science Assessment

19 - 8th grade Idaho State Science Assessment

21 - Panda Express during lunches

22 - Donut sales during ALL lunches

22 - Late work DEADLINE

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04 - ELA Performance Idaho State Assessment testing schedule (1st - 6th periods)

05 - Math Performance and Computer Adapted Idaho State Assessment testing schedule (Advisory - 6th periods)

06 - ELA Computer Adapted Idaho State Assessment testing schedule (Advisory - 3rd periods)

09-13 - Idaho State Assessment make-ups, library

10 - Choir Concert, 7 pm MVHS

12 - Sandlot Event at 5 pm, VMS

12 - Panda Express order forms DUE

16 - I-Ready math Diagnostic, schoolwide testing schedule (Advisory - 6th periods)

16~18 - Popsicle Gram Sales during lunches

18~24 - Book Fair

19 - Panda day during lunches

20 - 8th grade ONLY: Warrior Day & Awards Assembly

23 - Popsicle grams delivered at lunch

24 - 8th grade ONLY: Wahooz Academic Celebration

25 - FUPTP60 End of year celebration

26 - Yearbook distribution during 7th period

27 - Music Finals

30 - Memorial day, NO SCHOOL

31 - Social Studies/PE/Health Finals

June Dates

01 - ELA & Math Finals

02 - Locker Cleanout, advisory

02 - Electives & Science Finals

02 - Last day for Students!

03 - NO SCHOOL for students

How to Talk With Your Child About the War in Ukraine

By: David Schonfeld, MD, FAAP

The war in Ukraine is distressing to all of us. Children and teens are wondering what has happened and what may happen next. Like adults, they are better able to cope with upsetting news and images when they understand more about the situation.


Here are some suggestions to help you support your child in a constructive and helpful way.


  • Ask what your child has heard already
  • Respond with honest reassurance & don't discount fears
  • Avoid exposure to graphic images & repetitive media coverage
  • Recognize that some children may be at greater risk of distress
  • Provide thoughtful answers to common questions
  • Don't worry about the perfect thing to say
  • War is distressing - children may feel upset
  • Bring the topic up even if children don't want to talk about it
  • Seek further support when your child needs it


To read the complete article, please follow the link below.

How to Talk With Your Child About the War in Ukraine - HealthyChildren.org

Fuel up to Play 60 Application

The FUTP60 committee and Vitory Middle School Staff selects a certain number of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students that consistently demonstrate strength in leadership ability in all aspects of school including: academic, social, fitness, and making healthy choices. This team of students help make key decisions regarding what FUTP60 activities are put on in school, help out with ensuring equipment is brought out and put back each day, make announcements, and help out with all FUTP60 events. They are an integral part of the success of FUTP60 at our school.


If you are interested in applying to be a student leader for next school year, please download the application found below.

Pulsera Project

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Victory Middle School Raises Awareness and Funds for Artists in Central America

From 04/18/2022 to 04/29/2022, During lunches Spanish students at Victory will be selling hand-woven bracelets, or ‘pulseras’, to empower the artists who make them in Nicaragua & Guatemala. The sale was organized through the Pulsera Project, a Fair Trade nonprofit organization that empowers and educates people in the U.S. and Central America through pulsera sales. Each bracelet is $5 dollars cash or check (made to VMS) are accepted. Student and teacher volunteers raise funds that benefit fair trade jobs, worker rights, sustainability, and education, while learning about the culture, lives, and struggles of Central Americans. The Pulsera Project’s goal is to create a more just and colorful world by encouraging conscious consumerism and social enterprise. CLICK HERE to visit the website

Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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ATTENTION 8th Grade Parents & Students

All 8th graders are required to fill out a 4-year planner for high school. Your student has been given instructions on how to fill in the planner in their advisory class. Please note that these planners need parent approval. All the information about 4-year planners can be found on the VMS website.

Click here to access all information about 4 year planners: VMS website under the 8th grade section and click on the 4-year planner instructions video.


Here you will find the YouTube video with instructions on how to save and fill out the planner. (Under 4-year planner instructions video.)


You will also find the Course Description Handbook and the 4-year planner.

Please listen to the YouTube video, encourage your student through the process, and after reviewing your student's planner, click on the Parent/Guardian Approval Link on the planner and push submit.


Thank you so much!

Math Help!

RETAKE Math ASSESSMENTS

Our Math Intervention Teacher, Mrs. Shalz, is available during the sessions listed below to provide math 6, 7, and 8 students with extra practice and an opportunity to retake assessments to demonstrate deeper understanding of the grade level math concepts. Please Note: This help is not available for students in honors or advanced math. Students in honors and advanced math should work with their math teacher to schedule a re-assessment.


Students should bring their graded Math assessment so Mrs. Shalz can help make corrections. Students are welcome to attend retake sessions even if they don’t have their graded Math assessment.


Students should get a pass from their Math Teacher or Mrs. Shalz before attending retake sessions.


ROOM: 112

TEACHER: Mrs. Shalz

Monday: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Tuesday 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Wednesday 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Thursday: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Friday: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The Sandlot VMS Softball Game

Students VS Staff at Victory Middle School. If you loved SPACE JAM, then come out May 12th, for THE SANDLOT EVENT at VMS. This is a Victory Middle School Parent, Teacher, Student Organization sponsored Event. We will have silent auction items, food trucks, a fun talent show, face-painting and the main event, Students VS Staff in an action packed softball game. This is bound to be FUN And LOUD! Doors open at 5, GAME starts at 6. Presale tickets start March 28th. You can purchase your online tickets starting March 28th, or purchase them at lunch April 18th-20th and April 26th-28th $2 per person! Come and root on your favorite players!!! Go Kodiaks!!!

Keep your receipt you receive after online purchase to use as your ticket into the event!

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MHS Volleyball Open Gym

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MAVS Gym Rat Shooting Camp

Warriorettes Dance Team

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Middle School Football Camp

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Spikeball Spring Season Information

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Athletes of the Week

Kodiak Coaches Corner

Thank you to Howell Orthodontics for their season long support of the Kodiaks. If you have a nominee for athlete of the week please contact our Athletic Director (pence.dane@westada.org)


The week ahead:


7GB (4/11 Home v. Eagle) (4/12 Home v. Star)

7BB (4/11 @ Eagle) (4/12 @ Star)

Picture Day (4/13) 7th Grade Basketball, Tennis, Track, and Retakes



Dane Pence

Athletic Director / PE

@victorykodiaks

VMS Gear Store

Our gear store has officially launched. This is a great opportunity to get some gear and support Victory Athletics. 25% off for the month of September so hurry and get your orders in!!

About Victory Middle School

Our Mission: Partners in Learning, Preparing for the Future.


Established: 2016