Viper Voice Newsletter

January 2023

Message from the desk of Scott Feldkamp

Dear VCMS Families,

I hope you are all well and off to great start in 2023. VCMS students and staff have had a terrific 1st semester and are well on our way to an equally successful and exciting 2nd semester. There are many transition activities underway for our 8th grade students who will be attending high school in the fall. If you need more information about transition please visit the VCMS website for transition details. We also have transition plans in place for our 2023-2024 rising 6th grade students from our feeder elementary schools. I also want you to save the date for West Fest on Saturday, March 25 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. West Fest is where all of the West Community of Schools (Vickery Creek Middle, Vickery Creek Elementary, Hendricks Middle, West High, Kelly Mill Elementary, and Sawnee Elementary) are coming together for one large celebration. There will be activities for all ages, a student showcase,

performances, food trucks and a whole lot more. I hope you and your family can attend!

Speaking of celebrations, I would like to congratulate our 7th /8th grade basketball teams and cheerleaders for an amazing season. From the players, cheerleaders, student section, parents, to all the family members who have supported the teams, I would like to say thank you for your energy, effort, and support.

Most of you are aware of how wonderful our VCMS PTO is and all they do to support our school and your children. They support the school by volunteering their time, offering financial support, and providing morale boosters. If you are looking for opportunities to get involved at VCMS, I highly encourage you to reach out to the VCMS PTO and become a member. Here is a link to the VCMS PTO website.

I also want to remind our community that I will be more than happy to attend Homeowner

Association meetings for subdivisions who reside in the Vickery Creek Middle School district. During these visits, I will share information about Vickery Creek Middle School and provide insight to middle school life. If you are an HOA board member and would like to have me attend one of your monthly, semi-annual, or annual HOA meetings, please click on the link below.

As the 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 at (770) 667-2580 ext. 230113.

With warm regards,

Scott L. Feldkamp

Principal, VCMS


Notes from the Clinic


As a reminder, Georgia state law requires that all students, born on or after January 1, 2002, must have a Meningitis (MCV4) and a Tetanus (TDAP) vaccine on a GA 3231 immunization record before entering the seventh grade.

Please ensure your student is up to date on all required immunizations prior to the new school year and ensure your healthcare provider has updated their immunization record.

Please reach out with any questions or concerns, thank you!

Nurse Jackson

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VCMS Basketball

The 7th and 8th Grade Viper and Lady Viper basketball teams concluded their regular seasons this month. The 7th grade boys and girls had great regular seasons, with our 8th grade teams finishing in first and second place in their divisions! GO VIPERS!! 8th grade boys secured their second county championship title with an unbelievable record of 26-0 for their middle school basketball career.

VCMS E-Sports

The VCMS Esports team/club had tryouts for spring competitions. We are welcoming some new members. The team came in second for the county for the fall season, so we are looking forward to getting started up again. More to come later next month.


The Clubhouse

The Clubhouse club is working on collecting ARK monies for charities for the remainder of the year and are also working on a CHOA fundraiser/awareness that will allow kids to see infomercials on different childhood illnesses that impact the community and all around the world. More to come later next month.

Media Center

We have had a very busy month since we’ve returned from winter break. 6th, 7th, and 8th grade ELA and reading classes have been busy with activities and lessons in the Media Center. 6th and 7th graders tested their artistic skills while learning about the many titles in their next genres of study (6th grade - Historical Fiction and Fantasy, 7th grade Novels in Verse) Both grades tested their familiarity with authors and titles in these genres while playing an exciting game of Pictionary. Students had the opportunity to explore more about these books using NoveList Plus to read reviews and look at comparisons. 8th graders paired a digital citizenship lesson on spotting fake news with an introduction to using credible sources for online research in preparation for their upcoming argumentative essays in ELA.

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The VCMS Media Center is so much more than just books. It is a place to come and connect with fellow students, explore areas of interest, and have some good old-fashioned fun with puzzles, card games, chess and checkers. Adding to our assortment, we recently purchased a full sized keyboard for students to use. Many come to try something they’ve never had the opportunity to do before, while others share their musical gifts and talents with those in the media center. More musical instruments to come!

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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VCMS Drama Club

VCMS Drama Club performed "The Enchanted Bookshop" Musical at West Forsyth High School Performing Arts Center.


Aidan Donnelly will represent VCMS at District Honor Band at East Forsyth High School. He earned a spot in the band by auditioning in December! Congrats!

VCMS Chorus

VCMS will be represented by two talented 8th graders in the Georgia Music Educator's Association All State Chorus this February in Athens, GA. Alli K. and Laasya K. have been preparing since August. They passed two rigorous auditions to be accepted into this elite group!
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PTO hosted a yogurt bar for January's Staff Treats. We also had Kona Ice out for the kids to enjoy.

8th Graders please save the date for your 8th Grade Dance- April 21st. More information will be coming about tickets and yard signs.

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VCMS PBIS Committee

The VCMS PBIS Team would love to shout out the Forsyth County Education Foundation! In August, our PBIS Team was awarded a grant that supports our weekly student prizes, our quarterly FangFest, and our PBIS in the classroom. Thank you for helping our school and community to be safe, connected, and thriving!
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