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HVMS E-Newsletter

HVMS Update - 3/15/2021

Hello, HVMS Family!


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


Thank you,

Hidden Valley Middle School

SCHOOL INFORMATION

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Yearbook Orders

Our yearbook ordering link is up and running, so please click here to purchase your yearbook for the 2020-2021 school year: Yearbook Orders


If you have any pictures of your student that you think might be good to include in our yearbook (in addition to the school photo), please use the following link to submit them: Submit Pictures Here (If asked to enter a code, please use the following: 41546435)


Finally, 8th grade ads may be purchased for the yearbook at the following link: 8th Grade Ads

CELEBRATIONS

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HVMS Science Fair Winners

Congratulations to our HVMS Science Department for sweeping the RCPS Middle School Science Fair!


  • 1st place – Jack Janiga - "Strength Analysis of Plant Based Bio-plastics” - Teacher Ron Coleman
  • 2nd place – Leila Ramey - “Red Light Detector” - Teacher Ginger Davis
  • 3rd place – Aryan Madan - “Can Artificial Intelligence be Unbeatable in Tic Tac Toe?” - Teacher Brad Hughes
  • 4th place – Anika Parashar - “Which Type of Cooking Conserves the Most Vitamin C in Broccoli?” - Teacher Ginger Davis
  • Honorable Mention – Miya Morton - “Optimizing the DIY Method for Making Beeswax Wraps” - Teacher Ron Coleman

MathCounts

Aryan Madan, a 6th grader, qualified for the state MathCounts competition. He competes on March 25. Congratulations, Aryan!

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:

Matthias Guerrero

Gray Hutchinson

Bryson Kormann

Norah Poff

Fiona Ramey

Kaylin Rutledge


7th Grade:

Ishan Mahal

Carter Perkins

Caleb Spittle


8th Grade:

Hayden Crowder

TECHNOLOGY CORNER

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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.

INSTRUCTION

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Technology Education with Mr. Van Gerven

UPCOMING EVENTS

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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, March 17 – 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


*There will be no Virtual Eagle Advisory on Wednesday, March 24

SCHOOL SAFETY

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ATHLETICS

Spring Sports Out-of-Season Workouts

Our spring sports are starting to plan for out-of-season workouts. As a reminder, any 7th or 8th grade student who wishes to participate must have an up-to-date VHSL physical on file with the front office. Since we have to plan for workout pods, please email the appropriate coach below if you are not already on the interest lists but would like to be included on any future communications:


Baseball: Steven Clarke - Steven.Clarke@wellsfargo.com

Softball: Todd Ferguson - todd.ferguson99@yahoo.com

Boys' Soccer: Brian Muller - vpbrian@softwaretech.com

Girls' Soccer: Matt Heddings - amarid@aol.com

Boys' Track: James Scalera - jscalera@rcps.us

Girls' Track: Toree Dunleavy - tdunleavy@rcps.us

Important Dates:

This Week:


Monday, March 15:


Wednesday, March 17:

  • Football vs. CSMS (Home) @ 5:00 p.m. (*Game moved due to weather forecast)
    Stream here: Eagle Studios


Thursday, March 18:

  • Virtual Learning Day

Friday, March 19:

  • Virtual Learning Day




Future Dates:


Monday, March 22: Hybrid students return four days a week


Tuesday, March 23: End of 3rd 9 Weeks


Wednesday, March 24: Teacher Workday (No Wednesday Work Session)


Thursday, March 25: Start of 4th 9 Weeks


Monday, March 29 - Friday, April 2: Spring Break

RESOURCES

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.

Nutrition Associates Needed

The RCPS School Nutrition Services Department is now accepting applications to work as a Nutrition Associate in a part-time or substitute capacity.


You could work in the cafeteria and be home when your child arrives home from school. For additional information and application, click here. You may also call Nutrition Services at (540) 562-3788 for more information.

HELPFUL LINKS

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