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HVMS E-Newsletter

HVMS Update - 10/24/2022

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.

Red Ribbon Week Themes

This week is Red Ribbon Week, and our Mighty Minds Club has come up with dress-up themes for each day. Students, please consider participating!

Celebrate Life. Live Drug Free.

Red Ribbon Week Contest

Please see the attached information regarding our Red Ribbon Week contest. All entries should be emailed to Ms. Spanfelner: aspanfelner@rcps.us

Expect Respect

As part of the month of October’s Bullying Prevention, we are handing out a special wristband to all students today during Advisory. The wristband represents the kindness of our school, students, and staff. The wristband is in our school colors and says “Expect Respect” on the outside of the wristband. Remember when we discussed/watched the video, etc. about Expect Respect? (Ex—when you see/hear disrespect, give them the stop signal, walk away, and get help if needed). This is a reminder that you could wear every day to remind everyone to be Kind and to be Upstanders when you see or hear disrespectful behavior—it says “Be An Upstander” on the inside of the band. It reminds us to interrupt disrespectful behavior before it rises to the level of bullying. This can be hard to do, especially when you might be the only one standing up for someone else, but it is so important to help each other to make our school a safe and kind place where everyone can belong. There is also a flyer for you to share with your parents/guardians. Every student and staff member in our district is receiving one so we can remember we all work together to prevent bullying and promote kindness in our school.

2022-2023 Yearbooks

Please use the link below to order your yearbook!


Additionally, parents/guardians may purchase yearbook ads through the link above to celebrate their students' milestones and successes.


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Parent-Teacher Conferences

Please use the link below if you would like to sign up for a conference with your student's teacher(s) on Tuesday, November 1:

HVMS Parent-Teacher Conferences


Students, mark your calendars for our first-ever GLOW Social – it’s glowing down Friday, November 11th! Wear your favorite white shirts or neon colors, bring your glow sticks and necklaces, and plan to come enjoy an afternoon of food, music, and games with your friends!

What: GLOW Social

Where: HVMS Gym

When: Friday, November 11th

Time: 3:30-5:30 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! Let’s glow!

#HVMS #GlowSocial #LetsGlowCrazy #ItsGlowingDown

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)


Visit the Titan Parent Portal to set up an account to deposit money into your child's lunch account. Online payments have a processing fee of $2.60 per transaction. Parents/guardians can set up a free account to monitor student purchases.

Free/reduced meal applications for school year 2022-2023 are now being accepted! Online applications are available here.


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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

Megan Austin

Xavi Diaz

7th Grade

Xander Dickey

Briana Macias

Dawson Peters

8th Grade

Charles Tabor


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Burton Center for Arts and Technology

Please click the following link for more information regarding the Burton Center for Arts and Technology: BCAT

A video tour is linked below in case you would like to learn more about opportunities for students in Roanoke County Public Schools.

Burton Center for Arts and Technology - Video Tour

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:


Thank you, HVMS PTSO!

Thank you to our wonderful PTSO and all of the parents/guardians who contributed to our chili lunch last week! Our teachers and staff members truly appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity. The food was delicious, and it helped fuel us for a great afternoon of learning ourselves!

PTSO Paint Night

The PTSO Paint Night this past Tuesday was a great success. Thank you to everyone who came out to support! Because of your participation, we were able to raise $230 for the HVMS PTSO!

Chipotle Restaurant Night - Wednesday, November 2

Support our HVMS PTSO and get a delicious dinner at the same time! The fundraiser runs from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Chipotle at 4464 Electric Road.

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, November 15.

Future dates tentatively include the following:

  • December 13
  • January 17
  • 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! Students may also use SpeakUp to report concerns anonymously.
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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


HVMS Wrestling will practice from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday starting this week.

Wrestlers will need to bring shorts or sweatpants, wrestling shoes, and a t-shirt to practice in. Athletes will also need to bring a water bottle.

Athletes must have a VHSL physical on file to participate in wrestling practice.

If you have any questions, please contact hriganti@rcps.us.

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October 24-28: Red Ribbon Week!

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Looking Ahead

Tuesday, November 1: Parent-Teacher Conference Day

Tuesday, November 8: Schools Closed (Election Day)

Friday, November 11: GLOW Social (3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

Tuesday, November 15: 2nd 9 Weeks Midpoint

Wednesday, November 23 - Friday, November 25: Schools Closed (Thanksgiving Break)

Friday, December 16: End of 2nd 9 Weeks

Monday, December 19 - Friday, December 30: Schools Closed (Winter Break)


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