Kodiak Family Update

05/02/22 - 05/06/22

Our Mission: Partners in Learning, Preparing for the Future

From the Principal

Kodiak Family,

We are beginning the process of administering the state assessments for ELA (6/7/8) and math (6/7/8). On assessment days, please make sure your student has corded headphones, a charged laptop, charger, and water bottle.

Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Go Kodiaks!

Partners in learning,

Will Schumaker, Principal


Upcoming Dates

Schoolwide Calendar

Click here to access the complete schoolwide calendar for VMS.

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04 - ELA Performance Idaho State Assessment testing schedule (1st - 6th periods)

05 - Math Performance and Computer Adapted Idaho State Assessment testing schedule (Advisory - 6th periods)

06 - ELA Computer Adapted Idaho State Assessment testing schedule (Advisory - 3rd periods)

09-13 - Idaho State Assessment make-ups, library

10 - Choir Concert, 7 pm MVHS

12 - Sandlot Event at 5 pm, VMS

12 - Panda Express order forms DUE

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

16~18 - Popsicle Gram Sales during lunches

18~24 - Book Fair

19 - Panda day during lunches

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

23 - Popsicle grams delivered at lunch

24 - 8th grade ONLY: Wahooz Academic Celebration

25 - FUPTP60 End of year celebration

26 - Yearbook distribution during 7th period

27 - Music Finals

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

National Junior Honor Society

The National Junior Honor Society is in the process of selecting the club members for the 2022-2023 school year! 7th graders with a GPA of 3.5 or above are eligible to apply. NJHS is a service-oriented club for 8th graders. Some of the places/events at which we have volunteered this year include Rake Up Boise, Idaho Foodbank Warehouse, The Idaho Youth Ranch, YMCA St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run, the Hero’s Park Pollinator Garden, the Marine’s Toys for Tots Drive, and more! NJHS is a great way for students to build workplace and leadership skills while feeling engaged in the school and community! Eligible students will receive the application form by email. If you have a qualifying 7th grader, please talk about this exciting opportunity with them! If you believe your 7th grader qualifies, but did not receive the application, please contact Ms. Thorpe at Thorpe.elyse@westada.org. Applications are due by Friday, May 6th.

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!


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: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

The Sandlot VMS Softball Game

Students VS Staff at Victory Middle School. If you loved SPACE JAM, then come out May 12th, for THE SANDLOT EVENT at VMS. This is a Victory Middle School Parent, Teacher, Student Organization sponsored Event. We will have silent auction items, food trucks, a fun talent show, face-painting and the main event, Students VS Staff in an action packed softball game. This is bound to be FUN And LOUD! Doors open at 5, GAME starts at 6. Presale tickets start March 28th. You can purchase your online tickets starting March 28th, or purchase them at lunch April 18th-20th and April 26th-28th $2 per person! Come and root on your favorite players!!! Go Kodiaks!!!

Keep your receipt you receive after online purchase to use as your ticket into the event!

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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

Kodiak Coaches Corner

Congratulations goes to our 7th grade basketball teams. Both the boys and girls had an amazing season and we are excited to see the next few years with this group. Reminder to our athletes that their jerseys need to be turned in, fine cards will be going out next week for those uniforms not collected.

Tennis and Track are in full swing. The season will have it’s ups and downs because of weather so please be patient, as a district we will make a call on the event or match around lunchtime. Please follow us on social media (@ victorykodiaks) or look for an email from Mr. Pence. Also a reminder, that the sporting fees were due last week, students will not be able to participate (per WASD policy) if the ASB and P2P fees are not paid.

Finally, VMS will be hosting a track meet on May 13th at Meridian HS. This is a big event and we would love all to come and support the Kodiaks. We do need some help running that event and are looking for volunteers. If this is something you would be able to do please sign up using the link below!


Dane Pence

Athletic Director / PE


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