Valley View Junior High

March 2018 Parent Newsletter

Students Performed with the D12 MS Honor Band

  • Congratulations to Mike Burns and the following students for being selected to perform with the OMEA D12 Middle School Honor Band: 7th graders Bryanna Bishop, Abbie Brassfield, Katy Burton, Caden Phillips, Cayden Willis, and 8th graders Rachel Fenton, Elijah Grubb, Kasen Keener, Abby McIntosh, Brianna Miller, Libby Porter, and Hannah Vitigoy. They performed February 25thl.

OHSAA Parent/Athlete Spring Sports Meeting

The Spring Parent/Athlete Meeting for all spring sports participants (that have not already attended the meeting) will be held on March 7 at 7:00 in the high school cafeteria.

College Credit Plus

Students in grades 7 - 12 who are college ready are able to take college classes through a program called College Credit Plus. All interested students must turn in a letter of intent by April 1st in order to be considered for the College Credit Plus program, even if you have participated in the program before. Letters of intent are available outside Mrs. Carmack's office. Any questions, please visit or call Mrs. Carmack at the junior high.

School Fees

School fees are $42.00. Please send those in as soon as possible if you haven't already done so. Checks can be made out to VVBOE.

7th Grade Washington, D.C. Parent Meeting for 2019 Trip

Mrs. Phillips will be holding an informational meeting for 7th grade parents interested in sending their students on the 2018 8th grade Washington, D.C. trip. It will be held on March 14 at 7:00 in the JH auditorium. Please contact Mrs. Phillips at if you are unable to attend and still want information. Students may also pick up information from her after the meeting.

Dates to Remember

3/5-Choir and Band Concerts

3/9-End of Third Quarter

3/17-JH Dance 7-9

3/16-Drama Club Play

3/26-4/2-Spring Break-no school

Winter Sportsmanship Award Recipients

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Counseling Resources

You can find out what is happening in the counseling department by checking out the following social media sites:

Instagram: vvcounselingnews

Twitter: @VVJHcounseling

Blog: Valley View Junior High Counseling

Ryan Leaf Presentation

VVJH and VVHS Students will hear a special presentation from Ryan Leaf, former NFL Quarterback on March 21. Ryan is an addiction and recovery advocate. He will also be speaking to the community that evening. See flyer below.
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Track Update

JH Track for boys and girls will officially begin on March 6. There are approximately 25 girls and 40 boys participating. Students must have an updated physical on file and approximately half of the practices will be taking place at Barker Field. The track schedule is posted on the District's website under the "Spartan Sports" link. There is a $100 participation fee for those students participating in track if they have not already participated in a sport yet this year. We will have 3 home meets April 5, April 12 and May 3. Come out and support the Spartans.

Coaches are: Devin Stoutenborough, Joel Phillips, Eric Underwood, and Tessa Parks.

School Safety

Late Monday morning administrators were notified that there was a threatening statement made in the school. We worked with Jackson Township Police and immediately went into lockdown to ensure the safety of our students. Police conducted a thorough search and the lockdown was lifted. Police are continuing the investigation at this time. Please know that student safety is our number one priority and we are taking every measure necessary to make sure our security is at the top of our list when making all decisions. We understand there was an issue with our communications system and we are working with the company to ensure that we have all glitches worked out in the future.