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HVMS E-Newsletter

HVMS Update - 12/5/2022

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.

2022-2023 Yearbooks

Please use the link below to order your yearbook!


Additionally, parents/guardians may purchase yearbook ads through the link above to celebrate their students' milestones and successes.


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SCA Holiday Food Drive

The SCA food drive began on November 28 and and ends December 14. We are donating to Feeding Southwest Virginia. We cannot take glass or expired foods. The first block A-day class with the most donations will win a Bojangles' breakfast before Winter Break!

Community Service Club

The Community Service Club has partnered with the RCACP and The Franklin County Humane Society this holiday season. A tree has been placed in the lobby of the school. We invite the school community to adopt an item that will then be donated to these organizations. Students can pick up a dog or cat tag from the tree. Students can then take the tag to Mrs. Stiles (room 205), and she will exchange the tag for a card with the item or items on it. Due to parents not being able to have access to the building during the day, we ask that your child be the one to pick up the tag and take it to Mrs. Stiles. We ask that all donations be dropped off by Wednesday, December 14th at the latest. Thank you for your support. Our students are very excited about this opportunity, and the organizations are very grateful for anything we are able to provide!

Here is a list of the items that are needed:

RCACP items:

Puppy pads

Snuggle safe heating disk

Small cat bowls for kittens

Fancy Feast cans (kitten)


Harnesses for medium to large dogs

Dog food

Cat food

Cat and dog toys

They also have a website you can access items to purchase that will be sent directly to them:


Franklin County Humane Society

Dental chews (no rawhide please)

Pelletized pine horse bedding (used instead of cat litter—less dust)

New collars and leashes

Bleach-free cleaners

Paper towels & toilet paper

Dryer sheets

Liquid hand soap

Dawn dish soap

15- and 39-gallon trash bags

Copy paper & address labels

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 November 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:

7th Grade

Andrew Bartee

Aleks Bratic

Sonya Canull

Bella Clark

Annabelle Combs

Peiton Donahue

Chloe Jones

Uzma Khan

Emiliano Lopez-Martinez

Tyrone Molina

Jaiden Moreno

Molly Morgan

Abbie Plasters

Will Reynolds

Lilly Richardson

Lexi Swartz

Payton Tingler

Paige Yeager

8th Grade

Eli Fitzgerald

Leeon Johnson


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Burton Center for Arts and Technology

As a reminder to students interested in applying to programs at the Burton Center next year, the application deadline is January 15. For any students interested in the Center for Engineering, Mass Communication, Performing Arts, or Visual Arts, it is recommended to apply before Winter Break because those programs have additional application requirements. To apply, visit the BCAT website: www.rcps.us/BCAT

Burton Center for Arts and Technology - Video Tour

Roanoke Valley Governor's School

Interested in applying to the Roanoke Valley Governor's School? Please click the link to find out more information: https://www.rvgs.k12.va.us/Page/185

Application Meetings for 2023-2024 Admissions:

  • Thursday, January 5th, 6:30 p.m. - Franklin County HS
  • Tuesday, January 10th, 6:30 p.m. - Governor’s School
  • Thursday, January 12th, 6:30 p.m. - Staunton River HS
  • Tuesday, January 17th, 6:30 p.m. - Governor’s School
  • Thursday, January 19th, 6:30 p.m. - Governor’s School

Eagles are Opportunity Ready

RCPS Mission: To invest in our community's future by preparing our students with Opportunity Ready skills as defined in the RCPS Profile of a Graduate.

RCPS Vision: Preparing every student, in every school, and in every classroom to be Opportunity Ready.

Our HVMS students demonstrate opportunity ready skills on a daily basis both in the classroom and in the community. We would love to start sharing out more of what our students are doing that demonstrate the following skills:

  • Citizenship
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Career Plan
  • Creativity
  • Competence
  • Centeredness
  • Critical Thinking

If you have photos of your students demonstrating the above opportunity ready skills, please email them to the Chris Benson (cbenson@rcps.us) to be included in a future newsletter.


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:


Moe's Taco Kits

We have partnered with Moe’s Southwest Grill to offer Taco Meal Kits with all the ingredients needed for an easy, fun family dinner for only $35.99 plus tax.

$5 from every Taco Kit sold during this event will go directly toward supporting HVMS! Pick-up will be at Hidden Valley Middle School between 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

This will be a monthly fundraiser, and our next date is Tuesday, December 13.

Future dates tentatively include the following:

  • January 17
  • February 14
  • March 14
  • April 11
  • May 16

Please click the link below to find information on ordering closer to the event dates:


Domino's Restaurant Night - Wednesday, December 28 (5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

If you’re tired of leftovers but don’t have quite enough energy to cook again, let Domino's do the work for you and support the 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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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

Softball Meeting

A softball parent-athlete interest meeting is scheduled at Hidden Valley Middle School on December 14, 2022 in the HVMS Cafeteria. Please stop by to meet the coaching staff and receive information about open fields, tryouts, and the upcoming season!
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November 21-25

Tuesday, December 6: HVMS Band Concert (@ HVHS - 6:30 p.m.)

Wednesday, December 7: HVMS Choir Concert (@ HVHS - 7:00 p.m.)

Looking Ahead

Friday, December 16: End of 2nd 9 Weeks

Monday, December 19 - Friday, December 30: Schools Closed (Winter Break)

Monday, January 2: Schools Closed (Teacher Workday)

January 10: State Growth Assessments for 6-8 Reading

January 12: Report Cards Sent Home

January 16: Schools Closed (MLK, Jr. Day)

January 25: 3-hour Early Dismissal

February 3: 3rd 9 Weeks Midpoint

February 7: State Growth Assessments for 6-8 Math

February 13: Schools Closed (Parent/Teacher Conferences)

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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