Kodiak Family Update

05/16/22 - 05/20/22

Our Mission: Partners in Learning, Preparing for the Future

From the Principal

Kodiak Family,


Thank you to everyone that showed up for our Sandlot event! Students, staff, and families had a wonderful evening playing softball. Thank you for all of the support and specifically thank you to our AMAZING PTSO for all of their efforts this year!


Lost and found items will be set out for the next two weeks. Please collect items that belong to you. Items will be donated at the end of the school year.


We are looking forward to a wonderful end to the 2021-2022 school year. As always, thank you for your continued support and partnership in learning.


Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.


Go Kodiaks!


Partners in learning,


Will Schumaker, Principal

schumaker.william@westada.org

Upcoming Dates

Schoolwide Calendar

Click here to access the complete schoolwide calendar for VMS.

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16 - I-Ready math Diagnostic, schoolwide testing schedule (Advisory - 6th periods)

16~18 - Popsicle Gram Sales during lunches

18 - PTSO meeting at 6 pm, library

18~24 - Book Fair

19 - Panda day during lunches

19 - District Tennis Tournament

19 - Orchestra Concert

19 - Jack & the Bean Stock - Theatre 1 Performance

20 - 8th grade ONLY: Warrior Day & Awards Assembly

20 - Jack & the Bean Stock - Theatre 1 Performance

20 - Lunchtime donut sales

23 - Popsicle grams delivered at lunch

24 - 8th grade ONLY: Wahooz Academic Celebration

24 - District Track

25 - FUPTP60 End of year celebration

25 - District Track

26 - Yearbook distribution during 7th period

26 - Band Concert

27 - Music Finals

27 - Late work DEADLINE

30 - Memorial day, NO SCHOOL

31 - Social Studies/PE/Health Finals

June Dates

01 - ELA & Math Finals

02 - Locker Cleanout, advisory

02 - Electives & Science Finals

02 - Last day for Students!

03 - NO SCHOOL for students

Fuel up to Play 60 Application

The FUTP60 committee and Vitory Middle School Staff selects a certain number of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students that consistently demonstrate strength in leadership ability in all aspects of school including: academic, social, fitness, and making healthy choices. This team of students help make key decisions regarding what FUTP60 activities are put on in school, help out with ensuring equipment is brought out and put back each day, make announcements, and help out with all FUTP60 events. They are an integral part of the success of FUTP60 at our school.


If you are interested in applying to be a student leader for next school year, please download the application found below.

ATTENTION 8th Grade Parents & Students

All 8th graders are required to fill out a 4-year planner for high school. Your student has been given instructions on how to fill in the planner in their advisory class. Please note that these planners need parent approval. All the information about 4-year planners can be found on the VMS website.

Click here to access all information about 4 year planners: VMS website under the 8th grade section and click on the 4-year planner instructions video.


Here you will find the YouTube video with instructions on how to save and fill out the planner. (Under 4-year planner instructions video.)


You will also find the Course Description Handbook and the 4-year planner.

Please listen to the YouTube video, encourage your student through the process, and after reviewing your student's planner, click on the Parent/Guardian Approval Link on the planner and push submit.


Thank you so much!

Math Help!

RETAKE Math ASSESSMENTS

Our Math Intervention Teacher, Mrs. Shalz, is available during the sessions listed below to provide math 6, 7, and 8 students with extra practice and an opportunity to retake assessments to demonstrate deeper understanding of the grade level math concepts. Please Note: This help is not available for students in honors or advanced math. Students in honors and advanced math should work with their math teacher to schedule a re-assessment.


Students should bring their graded Math assessment so Mrs. Shalz can help make corrections. Students are welcome to attend retake sessions even if they don’t have their graded Math assessment.


Students should get a pass from their Math Teacher or Mrs. Shalz before attending retake sessions.


ROOM: 112

TEACHER: Mrs. Shalz

Monday: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Tuesday 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Wednesday 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Thursday: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Friday: CANCELLED

Micron STEM Camp

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MHS Volleyball Open Gym

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MAVS Gym Rat Shooting Camp

Middle School Football Camp

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Spikeball Spring Season Information

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MHS Physical Exam Day

Meridian High School will be doing our physical day May 18th, from 3:30 - 8:00 PM. All students who plan to participate in athletics next year should take advantage of this opportunity to get a physical for a reduced rate and help with SWOL accounts.

All incoming freshmen, juniors, and students who will be participating at MHS for the first-time next year must have a current physical (dated after May 1, 2022).

SWOL account information and instructions can be found at, https://www.westada.org/Page/23466

Congratulations to our top two milers for Mileage Club this year!

Maxwell Edwards ran 50 miles and Cooper Ryan ran 63 miles!


These boys each earned a whole slew of Fuel Up To Play 60 awards, including a 10 mile smoothie party, a 25 mile Field Trip to Defy Jump Park, a 50 mile $100 ultimate prize pack, and a Top Miler grand prize of a $100 gift card to Fleet Feet Shoes and Bandana Running Company to get a brand new pair of running shoes. Way to go Coop and Max! We are so proud of you!

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Kodiak Coaches Corner

Wow… it is a amazing how fast this year went and it’s hard to believe that we are already wrapping up our spring seasons. Thanks for all of your support and help throughout this school year. Here are a couple reminders of dates that are coming up:


District Tennis - May 19th (Various Locations) Contact Coach Chow to know where you will be playing that day


District Track - May 24th / 25th (Eagle HS)


We also want to congratulate our athletes of the month… this athletes have worked so hard and truly show how to do it the Kodiak Way!


7BB (Cooper Willoughby) – “Cooper was constantly demonstrating competitive excellence. Cooper’s fight and desire to compete at a high level makes him the athlete of the month”


7GB (Rylee Thompson) – “Rylee was a solid player on both offense and defense. She always stepped up to help lead us in practice and in our games. She is a basketball player!”


Track (Charles Sussex) – “Charles has pushed himself harder than any of the coaches though possible and exceeded all expectations. He’s dedicated to giving his best effort and is an excellent model for the rest of the team to follow.”


Tennis (Karley Allen) – “She has been positive and hard working. The tennis season has been up and down with some of the matches being cancelled, but she has been a good influence to the other players with being positive and continued hard work to improve her game.”


Dane Pence

Athletic Director / PE

@victorykodiaks

VMS Gear Store

Our gear store has officially launched. This is a great opportunity to get some gear and support Victory Athletics. 25% off for the month of September so hurry and get your orders in!!

About Victory Middle School

Our Mission: Partners in Learning, Preparing for the Future.


Established: 2016