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HVMS E-Newsletter

HVMS Update - 3/13/2023

Hello, HVMS Family!

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.


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Spring Social


Students, mark your calendars for our next after-school social – Friday, March 17th! We're going GREEN to go along with St. Patrick’s Day! It’ll be an afternoon of music, games, and food with your friends!

  • What: St. Patrick’s Day Social
  • Where: HVMS Gym
  • When: Friday, March 17th
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

We’ll have a LIVE DJ playing music, games set up to play, pizza and chips to munch on, photo areas, and more!

Students may purchase tickets during lunches all week. Tickets are $10, and that includes admission as well as snacks. Parents/guardians, if you know you need to pick your student up before 5:30 p.m., please make those arrangements with your student before the social begins.

All parents/guardians picking up their children at 5:30 p.m. should park in the main parking lot and wait for their students in the lot. No one will be allowed to use the car rider line since we will have many students leaving the building at once and want to make sure they can get into the parking lot safely. Please make sure you arrive promptly at 5:30 p.m. to pick up your students. Traffic can be heavy when leaving, so please be patient once you pick up your student!

World Down Syndrome Day

Please wear your most colorful or mismatched socks along with yellow and blue attire on Tuesday, March 21 to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day with us!

AHA Fundraiser

HVMS is organizing an American Heart Organization fundraiser, which kicks off today! If the school raises $1,500 or more, we will reward students with an afternoon assembly on March 24 where there will be student/staff volleyball and basketball games. Additionally, the grade level that raises the most money will get to pie their grade-level administrator in the face!

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)

Lost & Found

If you think your student has misplaced an item here at school, please encourage him or her to look on the gym stage. We will be donating anything that is not picked up during spring break!

HVHS Unified Partners Fashion Show

The Unified Partners Club of Hidden Valley High School is hosting a community wide fashion show this spring. Join them at the HVHS soccer field on April 15 for an afternoon full of fun! More information can be found on the flyer.


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Eagles of the Month

HVMS has begun recognizing eight students from each grade level each month to be our Eagles of the Month. Hidden Valley Middle School Eagles of the Month display outstanding behavior both inside and outside the classroom by consistently meeting HVMS SOAR expectations of being safe, organized, accountable, and respectful. Eagles of the Month demonstrate opportunity ready skills including communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and citizenship. These students exhibit a positive attitude toward their peers, school, and community, and they maintain a focus on continuous improvement.

Our Eagles of the Month for February are the following:

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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

Carly Johnston

7th Grade

Kayle Coric

Andrew Draper

John Kinzie

Hannah Lambert

Emma McCarty

Jared Sohm

Paige Yeager

8th Grade

Evelyn Sanchez-Miramontes

Emmaleigh Poage

Youth Mental Health Awareness Month

Hidden Valley Middle School was recognized for its efforts related to Youth Mental Health Awareness Month. Our school was one of three winners for our school-wide efforts to support youth mental health! A special thank you goes out to our counseling department for all the work they did!
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Global Day of Unplugging

Congratulations to the following students whose names were drawn for our Global Day of Unplugging prize drawing:

Megan Austin

Zara Bhowansingh

Alex Bitton

Evan Cobb

Kaitlyn Henk

Chloie Hutchinson

Ethan Malaga

Dixon Moore

Maddie Orange

Mason Palmer

Geet Patel

Fiona Ramey

Atticus Tyree

Addison Weaver

Blair Wiegard

The students won their choice of candy, a pizza lunch, or admission to our spring social! Thank you to all students who participated in the Global Day of Unplugging.

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Read Across America Day

Our Beta Club traveled to a couple of our feeder elementary schools on March 2 to celebrate Read Across America Day!

Just-in-Time Tutoring

Just-in-time tutoring provides students in grades 6-12 with an immediate online live tutor 24 hours per day/7 days per week. If a student is struggling with independent work, they can get immediate help to get them “unstuck,” even if they are at home late at night.

In addition to covering multiple subjects, just-in-time tutoring provides online help via chat and voice. Tutor.com also provides paper proofreading (12-hour turnaround time) and industry-leading Princeton Review ACT/SAT prep courses and materials.


*Be on the lookout for a magnet that will be coming home with students today (Monday, March 13) with useful information you can keep visible at all times!

Just in Time Tutoring - Roanoke County Public Schools


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 Tuesday

All parents/guardians, especially those with kid(s) running track, practicing softball, baseball, and/or soccer, tomorrow is HVMS PTSO's monthly Taco Night. You can pick up dinner AND your kid(s) by ordering today by 8 p.m.!

Moe’s Southwest Grill will deliver their delicious Taco Meal Kits with all the ingredients needed for an easy, fun family dinner (feeds 4) for only $39.99 plus tax.

Pick-up will be at Hidden Valley Middle School between 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14. No orders can be accepted on-site, and pre-orders spots available are limited, so don't wait!

Click here to order: https://form.jotform.com/212086749154157

20% from every Taco Kit sold during this event will go directly toward supporting HVMS!


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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!
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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

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March 13 - March 17

Wednesday, March 15: 3-hour Early Dismissal

Friday, March 17: Spring Social (3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

Looking Ahead

March 20: 8th Grade Field Test

March 21: World Down Syndrome Day (wear colorful/mismatched socks + blue/yellow)

March 22:

  • Report Cards Sent Home
  • Spring Picture Day

March 27 - March 31: Schools Closed (Spring Break)

April 7: Schools Closed

April 21: 4th 9 Weeks Midpoint

April 25: Spring Band Concert (6:00 p.m. @ HVHS)

April 26: Spring Choir Concert (7:00 p.m. @ HVHS)

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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