Local News Update

October 2018 Parent Newsletter

Principal's Message

Wow! We have almost blown through the first the quarter! I hope your child has had a positive experience and feels as though they are an important part of this school. Socializing is a top priority for many junior high students. It is an important part of growing up. Students who have friends enjoy school more and do better with their studies. Encourage your child to invite friends to family events. Urge them to be a "joiner." They can sign up for after-school clubs or teams. Volunteering to help at a special event will allow him/her to work with students he/she may not see all the time. As always, please let us know how we can help your child have a positive junior high experience.

~Mrs. Thomas


All 8th grade students will be taking a field trip to the Miami Valley Career Technology Center (CTC) this school year on either 9/28, 10/12, or 10/26. The Miami Valley CTC is an option available to students during their junior and senior year of high school. There are over 40 career fields available for students to choose from in order to get a head start on their career and college. While visiting the Miami Valley CTC, students will spend half the day touring the campus and visiting different career classrooms. The other half of the day will be spent in a computer lab exploring two career areas of interest to them. It is important for students to start thinking about their high school and career goals now. If you would like more information on the Miami Valley CTC, please visit their website at www.mvctc.com.

Yearbook Club Looking for Pictures!


If you have a child involved in ANY school activity, the yearbook staff would love to see the photos you have taken this year. We are always looking for great photos to add the yearbook! If you take photos at events, please check out the Replay It app. Replay It allows parents, coaches, and students to share photos with the yearbook staff. To get started, go to this link: www.replayit.com. There is a register button in the upper right corner. Get yourself registered, then you will be able to download any photos you have taken of school events!

Replay It adds extra value to the yearbook -- because at the end of the year, all of the content is sealed into a digital time capsule that yearbook buyers can access for years to come. The Replay It app is also available for Iphone and Android, making it easy to view and share photos on the go!

If you have any questions, you can contact Stephanie Carmack.

Red Ribbon Week

The junior high will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week the week of October 22 - 26. Red Ribbon Week was started in 1985 and is a week dedicated to educating youth about the dangers of drug use. Each day will focus on a different theme that will be announced at school.

Subscribe to Ohio’s new parent texting service

A texting service from the Ohio Department of Education now gives parents another way to be in the know about education news.

Go to the department’s website at education.ohio.gov and enter the words text alerts in the search box. This will take you to a Web page where you can can sign up to receive periodic texts on topics you choose. They include ideas for families with elementary, middle or high school students; information on school choice scholarships; facts on how your child can earn free college credit in high school; and information on earning a high school diploma after the age of 22. You can limit your choices to only the topics that interest you.

PTO News

We had our first PTO meeting of the year with three parents in attendance. Our next meeting will be held on October 18th at 7:00 in room 5. We are looking specifically for a treasurer and parents to help carry out a few activities for the students this year. Ideas include after school enrichment classes among a few other activities.

VVJH will be collecting Box Tops and Campbell's Labels again this year. If you collect them, please send them in when you can. Our first batch will be sent in the end of October.

The Entertainment Book sale has concluded. If you have not yet done so, please send unsold book or payments in as soon as possible.

Career Day

Career Day is scheduled for Friday, November 16th. We are in need of speakers for Career Day. If you would be willing to come in and talk about your career with our junior high students, please contact Mrs. Carmack by Friday, October 19th.

VVJH Calendar and Daily Announcements

Remember, all events and daily announcements can be found on our jh website. Follow the links in the middle of the page.

School Fees

VVJH school fees are $42.00. Please send this in with your child or mail to our office. Checks can be made out to VVBOE.

Report Cards

Report cards will be available on Progress Book this year for all students and parents to access electronically and be printed at home. Click on "Report Card" on the left hand side of the home screen. If you are unable to access Progress Book, please contact the office.

If you would like a hard copy of your child's report card, contact the office. All students that have D's and/or F's will have a copy mailed home. Parents will receive an All Call when they are available online.

VVJH Book Fair

VVJH is having a Scholastic Book Fair Oct. 29-November 2, 2019 in the library during school hours. There will be a wide variety of outstanding books for students to purchase. Books can also be ordered and paid for online, at the link below, beginning 21 days before the fair. Books ordered online will be shipped to school and passed out to the student.


Questions contact:

Penny Green at penny.green@valleyview.k12.oh.us


Kathie Lucas at kathie.lucas@valleyview.k12.oh.us

Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention month. The junior high will be bringing awareness to bullying prevention the first week in October with several different activities.

* Students can participate in a poster contest -- posters should be based on the theme "Stomp Out Bullying."

* On Tuesday, 10/2 students are encouraged to "Be a Superhero & Stop Bullying" and wear a superhero shirt or outfit.

* On Wednesday 10/3, the theme of the day is "DONUT be a bully." Donuts will be on sale in the morning before school starts.

* Thursday students will be participating in Mix It Up day during lunch.

* On Friday, students are encouraged to wear blue and help "Stomp Out Bullying."

For more information on teaching your child to recognize bullying and ways to stand up against bullying, you can check out the following website: https://www.stopbullying.gov/

Upcoming Events

September 28, October 12, October 26-8th Grade MVCTC trips

October 16-19-Spirit Week, 19-Pep Assembly

October 12-End of First Quarter

October 20-Fall Dance-7:00-9:00 $5.00 at the door (only VVJH students are eligible to attend)

October 22-26-Red Ribbon Week

Resource Officer Visits

Montgomery County Resource Officer, Larry Lane will be meeting with students on October 30 and 31 to discuss the dangers of sexting and internet safety. He will also be speaking to parents at our first Coffee with the Principal event on November 8th at 8:00 AM in the media center.