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 Welcome to West Valley Middle School

   Home of the Wolves!

 The Importance of Middle School
* Rigorous math classes in middle school correlate with higher academic achievement in high school for African-American students.
   (University of Illinois study, 2009)
* By late elementary school, students' ability to "read to learn" increasingly contributes to their overall academic success (Chall and others)
* Effective intervention for students with learning disabilities at the middle school level is directly correlated with greater academic achievement later
   (Batya Elbaum & Sharon Vaughn)
*"Now is widely recognized that during the middle grades we have the best chance to keep students on the path to graduation and prepared for success  in college  
   and career.  These students deserve the best we have to offer."
    Betty Edwards, Executive Director, National Middle School Association 
*"The level of academic achievement that students attain by eighth grade has a larger impact on their college and career readiness by the time they graduate from   high school than anything that happens in high school."
    From The Forgotten Middle by ACT, 2009 
 

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  • Basketball season is almost here!  Let's show our school spirit by purchasing some awesome WVMS gear! Please click on the link below to check out our new designs, all of the different styles they come in and to find the order form.  Proceeds help benefit the WVMS dance team and their to defend their National title at the National Dance Team Championship in Orlando, Florida.  Make checks payable to WVMS. Return this form with payment to Ms. Abee or Ms. Varnes before Wednesday October 19th.

    Spirit Wear Link

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  • 2016 Basketball Season Pass Information

    Click on the link below for information about 2016 Basketball Season Passes for students, adults, and seniors.  This year students will receive a FREE t-shirt with their season pass!  Parents, students, and seniors also have the option to order t-shirts without purchasing a season pass.

    Basketball Season Pass Link

     

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  • FLU SHOTS

    Parents this year the Knox County Health Dept. is offering free Flu Shots on October 25th.  If you would like for your student to receive the Flu Shot click on the appropriate link below.  **Please note that the Flu Mist is not being offered this year.**

     

     Flu Shot Consent Form-English

     Flu Shot Consent Form-Spanish

     

     

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  • 2016-2017 WVMS Yearbook

    Parents it's time to order your 2016-2017 WVMS yearbook!  Be sure to order by September 2nd to take advantage of our special offer!  Order a line of personalization and receive up to 4 icons FREE!   There are 3 ways to order; 1 - Online at jostens.com (select West Valley Middle School and follow the prompts), 2 - Click on the link below and print the order form and bring it to the yearbook table at your grade level's open house, 3 - click on the link below and print the order form and bring it to the office (they will put it in Ms. Webster's mailbox)  If you have any questions you can contact Ms. Webster at brittany.webster@knoxschools.org.

     Yearbook Order Form

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  • On-Line Report Cards

    Parents please click on the quick link to the left titled "Parent Portal Report Card Instructions" for instructions on how to view reportcards. 

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  • Tutoring

    On-Line tutoring is available at Tutor.com.  If you have any questions you can email Mary Claiborne at mclaiborne@knoxlib.org or call her at 215-8767.

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  • TN Middle School Rankings
     The current middle school rankings for Tennessee are out.  West Valley Middle School placed in the top 20, ranking 15th out of 458 schools! Way to go students and teachers!
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  • New On-Line Lunch Payment System
    Parents you can go to the "For Families" tab at the top of the page to find information about the new on-line payment system
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