HVMS Update - 1/2/2023
Hello, HVMS Family!
Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a nice break, and we are looking forward to seeing our students again tomorrow. 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.
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.
Please use the link below to order your yearbook!
8th Grade Yearbook Ads
Parents and guardians may purchase yearbook ads to celebrate their students' milestones and successes.
Use the Josten's Link to purchase an ad for your 8th grade student!
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!
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Mighty Minds Club - Red Ribbon Week
HVMS Community Service Club
HVMS SCA Food Drive
Hidden Valley Middle School collected 1,400 food items (1,216 lbs.) for Feeding Southwest Virginia. Thank you to our SCA for their hard work organizing the food drive and for getting the items ready for delivery!
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:
8th GradeAven Dawson
Burton Center for Arts and Technology
As a reminder to students interested in applying to programs at the Burton Center next year, the application deadline is January 15. For any students interested in the Center for Engineering, Mass Communication, Performing Arts, or Visual Arts, it is recommended to apply before Winter Break because those programs have additional application requirements. To apply, visit the BCAT website: www.rcps.us/BCAT
Roanoke Valley Governor's School
Interested in applying to the Roanoke Valley Governor's School? Please click the link to find out more information: https://www.rvgs.k12.va.us/Page/185
Application Meetings for 2023-2024 Admissions:
- Thursday, January 5th, 6:30 p.m. - Franklin County HS
- Tuesday, January 10th, 6:30 p.m. - Governor’s School
- Thursday, January 12th, 6:30 p.m. - Staunton River HS
- Tuesday, January 17th, 6:30 p.m. - Governor’s School
Thursday, January 19th, 6:30 p.m. - Governor’s School
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:
- Career Plan
- Critical Thinking
If you have photos of your students demonstrating the above opportunity ready skills, please email them to the Chris Benson (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be included in a future newsletter.
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: email@example.com
Please click below to learn more about our HVMS PTSO:
Moe's Taco Kits
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, January 17.
Future dates tentatively include the following:
- February 14
- March 14
- April 11
- May 16
Please click the link below to find information on ordering closer to the event dates:
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.
Please visit the following page to access schedules: HVMS Athletics
Baseball Open Gyms
Softball Open Gyms
Boys' Soccer Open Fields
Girls' Soccer Open Fields/Gyms
Boys' and Girls' Track Open Gym
January 2: Schools Closed (Teacher Workday)
January 3: Students Return (B-day)
January 4: Wrestling vs. WBMS (5:00 p.m.)
January 10: State Growth Assessments for 6-8 Reading
January 12: Report Cards Sent Home
January 16: Schools Closed (MLK, Jr. Day)
January 25: 3-hour Early Dismissal
February 3: 3rd 9 Weeks Midpoint
February 7: State Growth Assessments for 6-8 Math
February 13: Schools Closed (Parent/Teacher Conferences)
March 7 - March 8: SOL 8th Grade Writing Test (2-day test)
March 9: End of 3rd 9 Weeks
March 10: Schools Closed (Teacher Workday)
March 15: 3-hour Early Dismissal
March 22: Report Cards Sent Home
March 27 - March 31: Schools Closed (Spring Break)
April 7: Schools Closed
April 21: 4th 9 Weeks Midpoint
May 9 - May 12: SOL Testing: Algebra, Geometry, Science 8, Civics, Math 6-8, Reading 6-8
May 23 - May 25: 3-hour Early Dismissal
May 25: Last Day of School