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HVMS E-Newsletter

HVMS Update - 9/25/2022

Hello, HVMS Family!


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


Thank you,

Hidden Valley Middle School

Helping Students Find Their Wings Since 1972

Our mission at Hidden Valley Middle School is to cultivate knowledge, to promote civic responsibility, to provide opportunities for the exploration of interests and abilities, to foster positive attitudes, and to develop essential skills necessary for all students to become productive citizens capable of thriving in the dynamic world of the twenty-first century.

2022-2023 Yearbooks

Please use the link below to order your yearbook!


https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1119431/Hidden-Valley-Middle-School/


Additionally, parents/guardians may purchase yearbook ads through the link above to celebrate their students' milestones and successes.

50th Anniversary Photo Submissions

Please see the information to the right if you have a photo you would like to be considered for our yearbook! All photos are due by Wednesday, September 28.

Mental Health Presentations

Please see the information to the left regarding RCPS mental health presentations for families. Topics include the following:

  • Signs and symptoms of children’s mental health issues and typical teen development vs. when a parent should be concerned
  • Typical adolescent responses to stress and trauma
  • Risk factors for substance use
  • Protective factors, school, and community resources

Laura Stack Presentation

Please see the information to the right regarding presentations being hosted by the Prevention Council of Roanoke. The dates are the following:


October 19th:

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Hidden Valley HS (parents/families) (presentation and Q&A)


October 20th:

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Northside HS (parents/families) (presentation and Q&A)

SCHOOL INFORMATION

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School Store

Want to purchase some school spirit wear? Please visit the link below to shop at our school store. A portion of all proceeds comes back to the school!


Home | Hidden Valley Middle School - Eagles (fuzzypickletshirts.com)

Breakfast/Lunch

Visit the Titan Parent Portal to set up an account to deposit money into your child's lunch account. Online payments have a processing fee of $2.60 per transaction. Parents/guardians can set up a free account to monitor student purchases.


Free/reduced meal applications for school year 2022-2023 are now being accepted! Online applications are available here.

CELEBRATIONS

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SOAR Card Recipients

Students can receive SOAR cards at HVMS by going above and beyond our school-wide expectations of being safe, organized, accountable, and respectful. Our entire matrix of school-wide expectations is posted to the right. We will be distributing SOAR cards to students and parents/guardians 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

Maryam Aziz

Ben Decker

Loftin Hazelwood

Yasir Ibrahim

Caleb Sullivan

Selah Tronstad

Alivia Washington

Max Wright


7th Grade

Tre Dunlevey

Holli Livaudais

Sawyer Mast


8th Grade

Naziah Battle

Mahee Bhagat

Ella Donald

Kate Kadela

Stephen Neale

Jacob Sohm

Aiden Vinci

Ella Westerhold

INSTRUCTION

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Eagles are Opportunity Ready

RCPS Mission: To invest in our community's future by preparing our students with Opportunity Ready skills as defined in the RCPS Profile of a Graduate.


RCPS Vision: Preparing every student, in every school, and in every classroom to be Opportunity Ready.


Our HVMS students demonstrate opportunity ready skills on a daily basis both in the classroom and in the community. We would love to start sharing out more of what our students are doing that demonstrate the following skills:

  • Citizenship
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Career Plan
  • Creativity
  • Competence
  • Centeredness
  • Critical Thinking


If you have photos of your students demonstrating the above opportunity ready skills, please email them to the Chris Benson (cbenson@rcps.us) to be included in a future newsletter.

Mrs. Anthony's Pre-Algebra 6

Mrs. Anthony's Pre-Algebra 6 classes demonstrated deeper learning in a glow activity centered on integers and order of operations. Students collaborated, communicated what they were working on, and used critical thinking to solve math problems!

Destination Imagination

Destination Imagination (DI) is a project based, kid-driven program (K-12) that teaches kids to be innovative problem solvers. Using STEAM, teams of students collaborate, think outside the box, and create unique solutions to one of seven different challenges in preparation for a fun, problem-solving competition.


Destination Imagination (DI) is a non-profit, volunteer-led organization. Students work together with a team of 2 to 7 members to solve one of the seven team challenges. Each challenge has its own educational focus:


www.destinationimagination.org


If any parent is interested in volunteering by starting or managing a team, please contact Betsy Walsh.


bwalsh@rcps.us

540-562-3900 ext. 10226

HVMS PTSO

Our PTSO is instrumental in providing support to our entire school community, and the success of the program depends on you! Dues are $5 per individual who is joining. 100% of our membership fees go directly to supporting our school community. If you have any questions about membership, please contact Meredith Burrow: mereburrow@yahoo.com


Please click below to learn more about our HVMS PTSO:

https://www.facebook.com/hvmsptso/

Thank you, HVMS PTSO!

A huge THANK YOU goes out to our HVMS PTSO for organizing a delicious lunch for our teachers and staff on Friday, September 16. We truly appreciate your support and all you do for us!

Supporting our HVMS PTSO

To avoid a big fundraiser, we have put together a few restaurant nights and other events to raise money for the school. Here is what we have scheduled for the next month:


Panda Express at 4458 Electric Rd on Wednesday, September 28 from 10:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. (lunch and/or dinner)
**To give credit to HVMS, you must use the flyer to the right or fundraising code if ordering online.


Moe’s Taco Tuesday on Tuesday, October 11 (order and pay online by Monday, Oct 10 and pick up at HVMS on Tuesday, October 11 from 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - link provided closer to date)


Paint Night*** at HVMS on October 18 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (sign up link embedded in image below)

***We will also hold a general PTSO meeting on October 18 at the beginning of the Paint Night to discuss our initiatives, review the budget, and give you all a preview of the “Glow Social” event for students slated for November 11.


We look forward to your support and participation!

Moe's Taco Kits

The HVMS PTSO is introducing a new fundraising option for Restaurant Night this year! We have partnered with Moe’s Southwest Grill to offer Taco Meal Kits with all the ingredients needed for an easy, fun family dinner for only $35.99 plus tax.


$5 from every Taco Kit sold during this event will go directly toward supporting HVMS! Pick-up will be at Hidden Valley Middle School between 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


This will be a monthly fundraiser, and our next date is Tuesday, October 11.


Future dates tentatively include the following:

  • November 15
  • December 13
  • January 17
  • February 14
  • March 14
  • April 11
  • May 16


Please click the link below to find information on ordering closer to the event dates:

https://www.facebook.com/hvmsptso/

TECHNOLOGY CORNER

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Technology Issues

Students should restart their computers daily. Restarting laptops daily helps ensure they remain up-to-date with the latest software. If a student is having any issue that is not resolved by restarting, please have your student let his or her teacher know, and they will contact our Computer Depot for support.

SCHOOL SAFETY

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School Safety Starts with YOU!

If you see or hear anything that is concerning, tell a teacher, an administrator, or a police officer! Students may also use SpeakUp to report concerns anonymously
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ATHLETICS

General Information

6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are allowed to compete on the middle school athletic teams. All participating students must have a current VHSL sports physical dated on or after May 1, 2022. No student will be permitted to participate in tryouts or practice without a completed VHSL physical form on file. Additionally, all students must have health insurance if they want to participate.


Athletic ticket prices: adult tickets will be $5, and student tickets are $2. These funds are used to help offset the cost for officials, transportation to away games, and team equipment

Sports Schedules

Please click the links below for the most up-to-date versions of our sports schedules:


Football Schedule 2022


Volleyball Schedule 2022

Open Gym/Field Information

Athletes must have a completed VHSL physical dated after May 1, 2022 on file with the HVMS athletic director to participate in open gyms/fields or tryouts. For questions, email Mrs. Riganti (hriganti@rcps.us).

Wrestling

Hidden Valley Middle School will host open gyms for athletes interested in wrestling during the 2022 season. Open gyms will be from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays starting September 26, 2022.

Boys' Basketball

Hidden Valley Middle School is hosting open gyms for the upcoming boys' basketball season. Participants must sign up in room 204 to attend. Sign ups are before school until 8:10 a.m.

Softball

Hidden Valley Middle School will host softball open fields after school on September 14th and September 28th.

Girls' Basketball

Hidden Valley Middle School is hosting open gyms for girls' basketball starting September 22. There will be a sign-up sheet outside Coach Burton's room (room 104). Participants must sign up to attend open gyms. Girls' basketball tryouts will begin Monday, October 17 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

September 26 - 30

Wednesday, September 28: 7th Grade Career Quest Field Trip

Looking Ahead

Thursday, October 6: Russo Field Dedication/50th Celebration (5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)

Friday, October 7: BCAT Field Trip (8th Grade)

Thursday, October 13: End of 1st 9 Weeks

Friday, October 14: Teacher Workday

Wednesday, October 19: 3-hour early dismissal

Tuesday, November 8: Schools Closed (Election Day)

Tuesday, November 15: 2nd 9 Weeks Midpoint

Wednesday, November 23 - Friday, November 15: Schools Closed (Thanksgiving Break)

Friday, December 16: End of 2nd 9 Weeks

Monday, December 19 - Friday, December 30: Schools Closed (Winter Break)
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HELPFUL LINKS

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