Excellence for Every Child


  •  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 

School Announcements

  • 2018 WVMS Awards Day Dates & Times

    6th Grade: May 22nd at 9:30 AM

    7th Grade: May 23rd at 9:30 AM

    8th Grade: May 23rd at 1:30 PM

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  • 2018 Device Collection Day

    May 16th is WVMS Device Collection Day.  Students be sure to back up your computer and don't forget your charger!

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    On Thursday, April 26th the Knox County Council PTA had their annual PTA Celebration and Awards Presentation.  Our awsome PTSA won a few awards listed here:

    Avocacy Award of Excellence - MS Division

    Collaborating with the Community Award of Excellence - MS Division

    Communicating Award of Excellence - MS Division

    School Decision Making Award of Excellence - MS Division

    Student Success Award of Excellence -MS Division

    Volunteering Award of Excellence - MS Division

    Outstanding Local Unit Award of Excellence - MS Division

    Outstanding Principal - Certificate of Recognition - Mr. Claxton

    CONGRATULATIONS to our PTSA and all our wonderful volunteers!

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  • Bearden High School Band Information

    If you are interested in joining the award winning Bearden High School Band next year please visit our Rising 9th Grade Information page in the School Counseling section for more information and dates. 

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  • Girls Soccer

    Congratulations to our WVMS Girls Soccer teams!  The 6th grade girls won the Knox County Championship for their grade level!  The 8th grade girls came in 2nd in the County!  Way to go girls!

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  • Treats for Troops

    The WVMS student council has been made aware of the need for snacks for our troops overseas.  This will become a year-long project, so there will be multiple opportunities to donate during the year. The troops have asked for non-perishable snacks. These may include but are not limited to the following:  beef jerky, PB crackers/cheese crackers, individually wrapped Cheez Its (or any lunchbox items), applesauce or fruit pouches, gummies, blueberry Belvita bars (requested), energy/protein bars (also requested), gum or mints, hard candies (that don’t melt), graham crackers, gold fish, pretzels, and cereal bars.

    Keep in mind, these usually take two weeks to ship. Make sure they cannot melt or are easily smashed.

    These items will be collected after each of the breaks.

    Help support your troops!

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  • Required Device Deployment Information

     6th grade = Laptop deployment for 6th graders will be Monday, August 14, during school.  The required training video for parents that must be viewed prior to deployment will also be viewable at 6th grade open house on August 10. 

    * 7th grade deployment will be Tuesday, August 8, during school.  The required training video, like last year, can be viewed online or at open house.   

    * 8th grade deployment will be Thursday, August 10, during school.  The required training video, like last year, can be viewed online or at open house. 

    *  New 7th and 8th grade students to WVMS will receive devices the week of August 14.

    Required Deployment Video

    Technology Procedure & Expectations

    The tech agreement for deployment must be signed by a parent/legal guardian before a student receives a device.  Students will be bringing this form home the first week of school.

    Technology Agreement

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    Parents you can find the school supply lists under the "For Families" section

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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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  • 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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