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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.

Thank you,

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.

2022-2023 Yearbooks

8th Grade Yearbook Ads

8th grade yearbook ads are due January 25, 2023!

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!

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School Store

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!

Home | Hidden Valley Middle School - Eagles (fuzzypickletshirts.com)


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Mighty Minds Club - Red Ribbon Week

Congratulations to the Mighty Minds Club for winning the Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition's "Outside the Box" award for their creative approach to Red Ribbon Week!
RCPS Roundup - 12/15/22

HVMS Community Service Club

The Hidden Valley Middle School Community Service Club organized an Animal Angel Tree for the holidays. Students donated dog food, cat food, and other supplies for RCACP and the Franklin County Humane Society. Students worked on organizing the tree by creating dog and cat tags that included an item of need. Once all items were brought in, the students organized them for delivery before the holidays. We appreciate everyone who donated items!
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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!

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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:

6th Grade

Jay Moreno

Robyn Nelson

Caleb Sullivan

Alivia Washington

Marshall Webb

7th Grade

Evan Brown

8th Grade

Aven Dawson


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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

Burton Center for Arts and Technology - Video Tour

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:

  • Citizenship
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Career Plan
  • Creativity
  • Competence
  • Centeredness
  • Critical Thinking

If you have photos of your students demonstrating the above opportunity ready skills, please email them to the Chris Benson (cbenson@rcps.us) 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: mereburrow@yahoo.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:



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Technology Issues

Students should restart their computers daily. Restarting laptops daily helps ensure they remain up-to-date with the latest software. If a student is having any issue that is not resolved by restarting, please have your student let his or her teacher know, and they will contact our Computer Depot for support.


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School Safety Starts with YOU!

If you see or hear anything that is concerning, tell a teacher, an administrator, or a police officer!


General Information

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

Baseball open gyms are scheduled for January after students return. Athletes must have a VHSL physical on file with the HVMS athletic director to participate in open gyms. For questions, please email hriganti@rcps.us.
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Softball Open Gyms

Girls' Softball open gyms are scheduled for January after students return. Athletes must have a VHSL physical on file with the HVMS athletic director to participate in open gyms. For questions, please email hriganti@rcps.us.
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Boys' Soccer Open Fields

Boys' Soccer open fields are scheduled for January after students return. Athletes must have a VHSL physical on file with the HVMS athletic director to participate in open fields. For questions, please email hriganti@rcps.us.
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Girls' Soccer Open Fields/Gyms

Girls' Soccer open fields/gyms are scheduled for January after students return. Athletes must have a VHSL physical on file with the HVMS athletic director to participate in open fields/gyms. For questions, please email hriganti@rcps.us.
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Boys' and Girls' Track Open Gym

There is a track open gym scheduled for January 9. Athletes must have a VHSL physical on file with the HVMS athletic director to participate in open gyms. For questions, please email hriganti@rcps.us.
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January 2-6

January 2: Schools Closed (Teacher Workday)

January 3: Students Return (B-day)

January 4: Wrestling vs. WBMS (5:00 p.m.)

Looking Ahead

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


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