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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 

West Valley Headlines

School Announcements

     Once again KOC will be providing Sports Physicals for current 7th and 8th grade West Valley students on May 6, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Thompson-Boling Arena.
    Information for athletes that participate in the Sports Physicals:
       * Use the Knox County or TSSAA Sports Physical Form.  Should you run out of forms, they are available for download from the
          KOC website at:
       * The Form must have a parent/guardian signature to receive a Sports Physical.
       * There is a $10.00 charge for the exam. 
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    Congratulations to Lydia Pulsinelli who won the Regional Spelling Bee with "polyptoton", to Rulan Gu who came in 1st place in the Jr. Individual Website at the East TN Regional History Day competition! Also this weekend at the TASC Convention three WVMS students, Kena Holmes, Ainsley Foster and Romain Baldry, were awarded the TASC Rising Star awards, Lilly Mangum was awarded the Above and Beyond Award.  Kena Holmes also received the TASC (TN Association of Student Councils) Member of the Year Award!  Congratulations to all!

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    Are you interested in trying out for the 2017-18 WVMS Cheer squad?  There is a mandatory parent meeting on March 23rd in the WVMS Library at 5:30 PM.  Cheer clinics are on April 11th and 12th in the gym from 5:15-7:00 PM. with tryouts on April 13th in the gym starting at 5:15 PM.

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  • WVMS 2017-2018 Dance Team Tryouts

    Are you a dancer and want to be part of the nationally ranked WVMS Dance Team?  If so then you will need to come with at least 1 parent to a Mandatory information meeting.  The meeting will be held on February 28th at 6:00 PM in the WVMS Media Center (Library).

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  • Job Shadow Day Rescheduled

    Last week we missed Job Shadow Day due to being out of school.  It has been rescheduled for March 23rd.  It will be the same 30 students attending.

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  • WVMS Education Foundation Information

    The WVMS Education Foundation will soon be sending out more detailed information (and an EventBrite link) about our Casino Night Fundraiser on March 24 at Hunter Valley Farms.  In the meantime, please mark your calendars for March 24th to attend a wonderful event to support West Valley Middle School.  Click on the link below to find some information on how to get involved in our efforts to continually support the academic excellence we strive for each day at West Valley. 


     2017 WVMS Foundation Information 


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  • 1 & 2 Hour Delay Schedules

    Parents and students you can find the 1 and 2 hour delay schedules under the "For Families" tab.

    **For all students taking the 7:30 A.M. Spanish class - Anytime there is a delayed start to school the 7:30 class will be canceled for the day.

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    Great Job to the participants of the Spelling Bee this past Friday.  Congratulations to our over all winner Lydia Pulsinelli!

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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 (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

     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  If you have any questions you can email Mary Claiborne at 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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