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HVMS E-Newsletter

HVMS Update - 4/3/2023

Hello, HVMS Family!

We hope everyone had a great spring break! 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.


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Hidden Hero Award

As mentioned in our student handbook that went out at the beginning of the year, Hidden Valley Middle School encourages students to be active participants in the community in which they live. Each year, HVMS recognizes Hidden Heroes, who are students who complete 30 hours or more of community service during the school year. Students who would like to be recognized for their contributions to their community should turn in the community service verification form by May 1.

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)

HVHS Unified Partners Fashion Show

The Unified Partners Club of Hidden Valley High School is hosting a community wide fashion show this spring. Join them at the HVHS soccer field on April 15 for an afternoon full of fun! More information can be found on the flyer.


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Western VA Regional Science Fair

Congratulations to the following HVMS students for placing at the Western VA Regional Science Fair:

  • Alishba Sofi - 1st Place: Biomedical, Behavioral, and Plant Sciences - A Novel Non-Invasive Method to Quantify Hydrogen Levels in a Human Skin Mode

  • Zara Bhowansingh - 3rd Place: Chemistry - The Effect of Different Types of Fruit on the Amount of Vitamin C

  • Aryan Madan - 3rd Place: Engineering, Physics, and Systems Software - Which Algorithm Can Most Accurately Guess Four Character Passwords?

We are very proud of your success!

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

Dillon Godfrey

Barry Slade

7th Grade

Nate Baker

8th Grade

Colin Bentley


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Trout Release

Mrs. O'Brien's 8th grade students released 81 native brook trout at Roaring Run the week before spring break!

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.


Just in Time Tutoring - Roanoke County Public Schools


Teacher/Staff Breakfast

Thank you so much to our wonderful PTSO for providing breakfast for us the Wednesday before spring break! We really appreciated the delicious food and coffee to start our day!

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:



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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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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


HVMS is hosting a meeting for rising 6th-8th grade students interested in cheering at HVMS during the 2023-2024 school year. The meeting will take place at 6:00 p.m. on April 11th in the HVMS cafeteria. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about our program and meet the new coaches!

Rising 6th Grade Interest Meeting

Hidden Valley Middle School will hold a football interest meeting for rising 6th grade students on April 12, 2023. The meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. in the HVMS cafeteria. It is a great opportunity for rising 6th grade students to meet the coaches and learn more about the middle school football program.

For questions, please email drobinson@rcps.us.

Volleyball Coach Position

Hidden Valley Middle School is looking to fill our open head volleyball coaching position for the upcoming season. If you are interested in applying, please email hriganti@rcps.us.
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April 3 - 7

April 7: Schools Closed

Looking Ahead

April 10: Schools Closed

April 21: 4th 9 Weeks Midpoint

April 25: Spring Band Concert (6:00 p.m. @ HVHS)

April 26: Spring Choir Concert (7:00 p.m. @ HVHS)

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

May 23: 3-hour Early Dismissal

May 24: 8th Grade Awards (9:00 a.m. in the gymnasium)

May 25: 3-hour Early Dismissal (last day of school)


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