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HVMS E-Newsletter

HVMS Update - 4/5/2021

Hello, HVMS Family!


We hope everyone had a great break! 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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New HVMS Assistant Principal (effective July 1)

The School Board has named Evan Noell as our new assistant principal at Hidden Valley Middle School. Evan comes to us with a wealth of experience. He began his career with Roanoke County Public Schools in 2010 as an instructional assistant at Green Valley Elementary. In 2011, he became a special education teacher at Northside Middle School, and he continued teaching special education at Glenvar Middle School and then Glenvar High School until 2019. At that time, Evan became the assistant principal of W.E. Cundiff Elementary School, where he has served for the past two years.

Thank you, HVMS PTA!

Our PTA generously provided lunch from Jersey Mike's for our staff on Friday, March 19 during one of our workdays! We truly appreciate the support you have provided our school throughout this year!

Message from HVMS PTA

"It's hard to believe that the school year is almost over. With the 2021-2022 school year quickly approaching, we are looking for volunteers to serve on next year's board. We are currently in need of a president elect and several other board positions including someone to handle social media (Facebook, emails, etc.) and hospitality. If you are interested in any of these positions, please let us know, and we can provide additional information."

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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VMSA Teacher of the Year

Sarah Bayer, 7th grade math teacher at HVMS, was announced the winner of the 2020-21 Master in the Middle Teacher of the Year Award, which honors a nominated middle level teacher who has demonstrated a devotion to teaching young adolescents and a commitment to best middle level practices. Congratulations, Mrs. Bayer!
HVMS math teacher Sarah Bayer named VA Middle School Teacher of the Year

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 March 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:

Riley Eades

Luna Stump

Jayveon Thomas

End-of-Year Awards

Our end-of-year awards will be given through a virtual presentation during the school day the last week of school. In preparation for our awards, we wanted to go ahead and send out our congratulations to the 8th grade students below who have demonstrated academic excellence at Hidden Valley Middle School. If you believe your child should have been included in this list after reviewing the criteria, please let us know. Congratulations to all of these students for their dedication to school and success thus far in their academic careers! Please stay tuned for more information regarding the other awards that will be given during our final week before summer break.


8th Grade Presidential Awards

The following students have a 3.5 or better GPA for all of middle school, and they have also passed advanced on at least one SOL test:


Matthew Amend

Calli Anderson

Sophia Arnold

Nathan Baxley

Blaine Beistel

Aaron Bhowansingh

William Burnette

Willow Burr

Hayden Camp

Maddison Carter

Sophia Conforti`Johnson

Julia Corliss

Sebastien Croteau

Lyndsey Devlin

Noah Donaho

Ethan Donodeo

Sara Elsanjak

Ziyad Elsayed

Logan Engl

Christian Farley

Mackenzie Ferguson

Ryan Freisleben

Lucy Furcron

Maya Ghobrial

Aliza Harner

Simon Hughes

Grace Kinzie

Holt Konstance

Elisabeth Lupton

Arkadiy Muller

Caitlin Musser

David Ortiz

Meribel Pan

Audrey Pearson

Kayla Pfountz

Caleigh Ponn

Jesmine Princely

Michael Racz

Leila Ramey

Olivia Ricketts

Sergio Rodriguez`Hortua

Brenden Rose

Brendon Ross

Hana Sageer

Nicole Scarlatescu

Neal Shah

Grace Sheppard

Parker Sisk

Henry Smith

Sarah Sohm

Jacob Stewart

Gretchen Swank

Ty Swank

Emily Swartz

Avery Tanis

Deeya Vaishnav

Ryan Vaughn`Claytor

Elva Vega`Diaz

Lilla Wagner

Abby Wanek

Jeryn Wray



8th Grade Academic Excellence
The following students maintained a 4.0 GPA for all of middle school:


Calli Anderson

Sophia Arnold

Nathan Baxley

Aaron Bhowansingh

William Blandford

William Burnette

Willow Burr

Maddison Carter

Lorenzo Chiaradia

Lyndsey Devlin

Noah Donaho

Ethan Donodeo

Sara Elsanjak

Christian Farley

Mackenzie Ferguson

Ryan Freisleben

Lucy Furcron

Maya Ghobrial

Aliza Harner

Simon Hughes

Grace Kinzie

Holt Konstance

Caitlin Musser

Camille O`Brien

Meribel Pan

Audrey Pearson

Kayla Pfountz

Caleigh Ponn

Michael Racz

Leila Ramey

Olivia Ricketts

Sergio Rodriguez`Hortua

Hana Sageer

Caroline Sander

Nicole Scarlatescu

Matthew Settle

Grace Sheppard

Parker Sisk

Henry Smith

Jacob Stewart

Gretchen Swank

Ty Swank

Abby Wanek

Jeryn Wray

TECHNOLOGY CORNER

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Student Laptops

Students should restart their computers daily. Restarting laptops daily helps ensure they remain up-to-date with the latest software.

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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RCPS Summer Academy Session 2021

The following classes will be offered this summer through the RCPSOnline Summer Academy. These classes will run from June 1 - July 16. The exception is Health/PE 9 which will run June 3 - June 30. The cost of these classes is $400.


  • English 9
  • Advanced English 9
  • World History 1
  • Advanced World History 1
  • Algebra 1
  • Advanced Algebra 1
  • Geometry
  • Earth Science
  • Advanced Earth Science
  • H/PE 9
  • Econ/Personal Finance


For the first time, repeat world language classes will be offered. A mandatory synchronous (live) component will be required. The cost of these repeat classes is $0. They will run June 3 - July 16. Registration for these classes is now open and runs through May 21.


  • Latin 1 (repeat)
  • Spanish 1 (repeat)
  • French 1 (repeat)


For a full list of classes, please go to: RCPSOnline Summer Academy



Secondary Summer School 2021

All other high school credit repeat courses (Algebra and Geometry) will be offered face-to-face at Northside High School. This will run June 3 - June 30 (M-F) 8:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. and/or 12:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The cost of repeat courses is $0. Registration is May 10 - May 21.


Please contact your school counselor to register:


Lisa Childess (A-K) lchildress@rcps.us or 540-562-3900 x32011


Callie Cook (L-Z) cmcook@rcps.us or 540-562-3900 x32012

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, April 7 – 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 14 – 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 21 – 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 28 – 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Important Dates

This Week:


Wednesday, April 7:

  • Wednesday Help Session

SCHOOL SAFETY

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ATHLETICS

HVMS Spring Sports Tryouts

HVMS spring sports will officially begin on Monday, April 12. Spring sports include baseball, softball, boys' soccer, girls' soccer, and track. Please click here for spring sports schedules and coaches' information.


Any 7th or 8th grade student who wishes to try out for a spring sport must have a VHSL physical on file with the front office. Students without a VHSL physical on file with the front office will not be allowed to try out, which could result in not being able to play a spring sport this year since participation in all tryout sessions is required to be considered for a team.


  • Baseball Tryouts: Monday, April 12 & Tuesday, April 13 - 2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.


  • Softball Tryouts: Monday, April 12, Tuesday, April 13 & Thursday, April 15 - 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (No tryouts on Wednesday, April 14)


  • Boys' Soccer Tryouts: Wednesday, April 14 - Friday, April 16 - 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    The team will hold workouts from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 12 & Tuesday, April 13.


  • Girls' Soccer Tryouts: Monday, April 12 & Tuesday, April 13 - 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


  • Track: Season begins on Monday, April 12 - 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Practices will be Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)


Players should report directly to the field at the appropriate time. Sports items may be stored in the wrestling room (at the bottom of the ramp by the gym) during the school day as long as items are stored neatly along the wall without touching other students' equipment. Specific questions about tryouts should be directed to the appropriate spring sports coach.

6th Grade Team Managers

6th grade students interested in managing a spring sports team should have a parent contact the coach directly by email. Only students with VHSL physicals on file with the front office will be considered for manager positions. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we may not be able to accommodate all manager requests. Please click here to find the email addresses of our spring sport coaches. Baseball will not have managers this season.

HVHS Activity Bus

Beginning on Monday, April 12 (the official start of spring sports), Hidden Valley High School will have a shuttle bus pick up student athletes who are participating with HVHS sports each afternoon. Students who wish to take the bus to HVHS should report to the cafeteria immediately after school and wait until the bus arrives. This bus will arrive later than our regular buses because the driver will be returning after dropping off the afternoon bus riders.

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.

HELPFUL LINKS

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