Valley View Junior High

April, 2018 Parent Newsletter

Principal's Message

Spring is here and we are getting close to the end of the school year. I know students are looking forward to being outside and in the sun. We need to keep our eyes on the prize and finish strong! I am so proud of the great things going on in the building and how students continue to show Valley View Pride every day. We are Spartan Strong! ~Mrs. Thomas

Visitors and Safety

If you need to enter the building during the day, please report directly to the main office and sign in. You will be given a visitor badge to wear while you are in the building. We are also no longer allowing parents, friends, or family members to join students for lunch. We are sorry for any inconvenience that may arise, however, safety is our number one priority.

State Testing Dates (AIR)

State testing will occur on the following dates:

7th Grade: ELA-4/17 and 4/18, Math-5/2, 5/3

8th Grade: ELA-4/17 and 4/18, Math 5/2, 5/3, Science-4/24 and 4/25

School Fees

If you have not already done so, please pay your student's school fees as soon as possible. The cost for the 16/17 school year is $42.00. Checks can be made out to VVBOE.

Freshman Orientation

Attention all 8th Grade students and parents! Freshman orientation will be held on May 15 from 6-8:10 at the high school. Flyers will go home with students after spring break. This is an information packed event that you won't want to miss! Questions? Call the high school at 855-4116.

Real Money, Real World -- Parent Volunteers Needed!

On Friday May 18th, the 8th grade students will be participating in a program called Real Money Real World -- a financial literacy program for youth from Ohio State University Extension. The program involves an interactive spending simulation that provides students the opportunity to make lifestyle and budget choices similar to those made by 27 year old adults. Students will visit a total of 18 stations during the simulation such as housing expenses, insurance, groceries, day care, college loans and more!

We are in need of parent volunteers to help work the stations. The program runs from 8:15 - 10:15 a.m. If you would be interested in helping, please contact Stephanie Carmack, school counselor, at

8th Grade Washington, D.C. Final Parent Meeting

The last parent meeting for the trip will be held on April 24 at 7:00 in the jh auditorium. You will get luggage tags, packing lists, and medication forms. Please plan to attend if your child is attending the trip.

Summer Career Camp at Miami Valley Career Technology Center

Career Camp is a FREE one week exploration program designed to give students entering eighth, ninth and tenth grades a hands on experience in various careers to help them make good career decisions. This free camp is held at the MVCTC and runs from June 4 - 8, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. each day.

Applications are available outside Mrs. Carmack's office. The deadline to register is May 4th. The camp does fill up, and applications are taken on a first come, first serve basis. Don't miss out! Contact Mrs. Carmack, school counselor, at with any questions

College Credit Plus

Any students interested in participating in College Credit Plus must have their letters of intent turned in by April 1, 2018. For more information on College Credit Plus, visit the following website:

You can also contact Stephanie Carmack, school counselor, at

Counseling News

For information and updates on the counseling department, visit the following sites:

instagram: vvcounselingnews

twitter: @VVJHcounseling

blog: Valley View Junior High Counseling

Dates to Remember

4/3-Return to school from spring break

4/9-Board meeting 6:00 high school

4/27-4/28-Music in the Parks Competition

4/30-Ryan Leaf speaks to students at the high school