New HVMS Assistant Principal (effective July 1)
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."
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
VMSA Teacher of the Year
Eagles of the Month
Our Eagles of the Month for March are the following:
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:
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:
8th Grade Academic Excellence
The following students maintained a 4.0 GPA for all of middle school:
We ask that parents and students direct their technical support requests to email@example.com. 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.
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
- 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) firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-562-3900 x32011
Callie Cook (L-Z) email@example.com or 540-562-3900 x32012
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.
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.