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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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School Announcements

  • SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

    The office will be open on Wednesdays from 9:00 AM until noon during the summer.  During this time we will be taking new registration packets. Keep watching our website for dates and times that the school will be giving tours. 

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  • Parents and Students

    If you have not picked up your yearbook or if you received an award that you have not picked up, you may do so during our summer office hours.

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  • 2017-18 WVMS Girls Volleyball Team

    Congratulations to the following girls for making the volleyball team at West Valley Middle for 2017-2018!  

    Caitlyn Cress, Meghan Oros, Avery Jolley, Anna Rausch, Melina Robinson, Hannah Claire Stephens, Lily Benevicz, Molly Davis, Ellie Foster,
    Ashley Hughes, Campbell Crain, Asia Thigpen, Kara Hughes, Anne Claire Myers, Linsay Wilson, Jadyn Watkins, Mia Carter, Kelly Su,
    Alyssa Campbell and McKenzie McILwain.
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  • **CONGRATULATIONS**

    Congratulations to our own David Claxton for winning the OUTSTANDING PRINCIPAL AWARD for 2016/17!  This award is presented to the Principal who helps to create an atmosphere of mutual respect, open communication, positive suggestions for action and a good working partnership between the schools administration and the PTA.  Congratulations to our West Valley PTSA which also won several awards; The Early Bird Membership Recognition, President's Participation Award, Outstanding Volunteer Award, Partnership in Education Award of Excellence, Communicating Award of Excellence, School Decision Making Award of Excellence, Volunteering Award of Excellence and Outstanding Local Unit all in the Middle School Division. 

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  • Boys Basketball

    Please click on the link below for information about Boys Basketball at WVMS.

    Link to Boys Basketball Information

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  •  
     SPORTS PHYSICALS PROVIDED BY KOC
     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: www.kocortho.com
       * 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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  • 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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  • 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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