Viper Voice Newsletter

March 2023

Message from the desk of Elizabeth Ihle

Dear VCMS Families,

What a busy month March has been for us here at Vickery! We have loved seeing and meeting so many future Vipers as fifth graders have had an opportunity to visit their soon-to-be school. Our track and golf teams have had strong starts and continue to impress! Be sure to check the calendar for upcoming events. Our first ever West Fest also occurred this month with a huge turnout. Thanks for coming out and supporting our students and school community.

For rising 6th and 7th grade students, we would love for your child to take a leadership role in the Clubhouse. The Clubhouse is a student-led club that plans the International Food Fest, and the Children’s Healthcare Awareness Festival. Next year, we are offering a Power Time class to those students interested to continue to promote and build a school culture founded on awareness and appreciation of our similarities and differences. Please see information in this newsletter to sign up students for this class.

We are excited for our 8th grade students as they are finishing up their time as Vipers. Once we return from Spring Break we will have the 8th grade fieldtrip on April 14th, the 8th grade dance on April 21st and the 8th grade picnic on May 19th. Specific communication will begin after the break.

As a reminder, the Milestone Test dates are April 24 - May 12. The 6th grade tests for three mornings. The 7th grade tests for three mornings. The 8th grade tests for five to six mornings. See more specific information in this newsletter.

If you are a HOA board member (or know one) and would like to have Principal Scott Feldkamp attend one of your monthly, semi-annual, or annual HOA meetings, please click on the link below.

As the assistant principal of VCMS it is my continued honor and privilege to serve our community. We have the best students, parents, and teachers here at VCMS! If there is ever a question, concern, or compliment you would like to ask or share, please feel free to contact me anytime at or 770-667-2580 x230105

With warm regards,

Elizabeth Ihle

Assistant Principal, VCMS


Milestone Testing Information

Milestones will begin at the end of April. Please reassure your child that this is an opportunity for them to show off all they know. These tests do not count against their grade (other than 8th grade advanced Math classes), and are valuable data points in helping educators identify areas of enrichment or growth needed. Below is the schedule. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Ihle at or Mr. Lewsader at

Communication home will begin via messenger when we return from Spring Break.

More information can be found at

Also, if you would like to see what the questions are like please visit Your child has been using this sight for practice with the portal.

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VCMS Athletics

The Viper Golf and Track and Field Teams continued to impress during the month of March! Come out and enjoy some great golf matches and track and field meets in April! All athletic team schedules can be found via the VCMS website!

VCMS TOME Student Literacy Society

Our VCMS TOME club (book club) made our first-ever trip to TOMECON this month. We had the opportunity to spend the day meeting authors and attending workshops about writing. We also attended an awards ceremony where club members Kealy and Evalyn won third place for their book trailer! It was an exciting day for all, and an amazing way to celebrate the ten great books our TOME members have read this year.
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Calling Rising 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Students!!

Do you want to be a leader in Clubhouse next year?

Do you want to help plan International Food Festival and other school events?

Do you have a passion to create opportunities to celebrate and learn about what makes us Vickery Creek Middle School?

If so, then we need you!!

Please fill out this link to apply now!:

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Ms. Cincere's 7th grade Reading Class

Ms. Cincere's Reading classes have just finished reading their selected novel in verse for their Poetry Unit. They presented in the media center via a food truck that represents their book/characters with layers of symbolism and details from their novels. Each food truck provided a sample of a food item from their menu!
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VCMS Media Center

Thank you, thank you to our generous Viper Community for another successful (and fun) book fair! Our students enjoyed a week of books, games, trivia, and prizes.

I’d like to take a moment to thank the parents who so generously donated prizes for our Blow Pop fundraiser, from gift cards to snack sized chips, full sized candy to toy prizes, not to mention the Blow Pops themselves! With your donations we were able to have hundreds of students walk away with a prize.

Additionally, thank you to all the parents and grandparents who graciously volunteered their time to help run the book fair. I could not do it without the help and support of our PTO, parents and caregivers. You are the BEST!

A special thank you to Dolores Mahn and Kate Wormsley for giving so much of their time to help make everything run smoothly. I am so lucky to have you both.

All profits from the book fair will go right back into our media program.

Enjoy a restorative spring break! Summer will be here before we know it.

Ms. Tafuto

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Here at VCMS, reading is a cornerstone of our world. We believe that reading for pleasure is a clear way to continue learning for both students and adults. Each month, we love to share the books staff members are reading.


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Teacher Appreciation Week was amazing thanks to our families generosity with membership and the fundraiser! We were able to spoil our staff!

We also purchased a tarp for the gym floor the school requested!

8th Grade Parents-

Dance tickets and yard signs are for sale on our website. Also the picnic will be during the school day on May 19th.

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