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

  • Bearden Band Information Night for 8th Graders

    Parents/Guardians and 8th grade band students there will be a Bearden Band Info meeting on Thursday, September 20th immediately after the WVMS 8th Grade Band Trip Meeting in Band room A.   Please come and hear all about the Bearden High School Band.

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    Parents this year the Knox County Health Dept. is offering Flu Mist free on November 1, 2018.  No child will be vaccinated without a completed, signed and returned form. If you would like for your student to receive the Flu Mist click on the appropriate link below to fill out the paper consent form and return to your childs homeroom teacher.  

     Flu Mist Consent Form - English

    Flu Mist Consent Forms - Spanish


    You can complete the consent form online at www.knoxcounty.org/health/schoolflu





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  • 2018-19 School Supply Lists

    You can find the current WVMS school supply lists in the "For Families" section.

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  • Application Date for Free & Reduced Meals

    from Knox County Schools Nutrition Department

    Parents/Guardians the starting date to apply for free & reduced meals in Knox County Schools is July 30, 2018.  If you apply before then your application will drop out of the system and will NOT be processed for the 18/19 school year.

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  • Required Device Deployment Information


    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.

    WVMS Device Agreement 2018-19

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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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