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

  • Scholastic

    Be sure to click this link to see more about the book fair. This year you may purchase a book in support the Empty Stocking Fund and order online (Nov7-27) for many other books and materials that are not at the fair. Everything you purchase will be sent to the school and given to your child unless you contact Mrs. Getz and ask her to let you know when your purchases come in (in case you have a surprise holiday purchase). Happy Reading.

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     Click here to see past video announcements 

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    Tryouts for WVMS Boy's Soccer will be December 10th, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM at Bearden High School.  Please use the link to fill out a form for tryout.  All players will need a form for streamlining registration, communication and updates.

    Boys soccer tryout forms

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    Student Council has a couple of things going on right now.  They are taking orders for "West Valley Fanny Packs". Click on this link to see a picture and the order form West Valley Fanny Pack order form.   Also they are sponcoring a "Teacher's Pet" contest with all proceeds going to Small Breed Rescue of East Tennessee.  Click on this link to see pictures of the pets entered in the contest, dates of the contest and items they are gathering. Teacher's Pet Contest

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    Show your pack pride!

    Morning Monday - wear your pj's

    Twin Tuesday - dress the same as your buddy

    Wacky Wednesday - mismatched everything

    Jersday Thursday - wear a jersey

    Spirit Day Friday - wear WVMS clothing

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  • 2018 Basketball Season Passes

    2018 Basketball Season Passes go on sale October 15th.  Adult price per pass is $30.00, Senior/Veteran price per pass is $20.00 and student price per pass is $10.00.  You can purchase passes from the basketball coaches or from the office.

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  • 2018-19 Yearbooks

    It's time to order yearbooks!  There are two ways to order - online or directly through the school.  For online orders, please visit:  https://www.jostens.com.  You can follow the simple prompts to get to the West Valley Middle School Knoxville TN page (NOTE: There is a West Valley Middle in San Jose, California, too).  If you plan to order through the school please find the order form link below that you can download and fill out and send to the school with your child.  The cost for a basic yearbook is $55.  Please make checks payable to JOSTENS.  Remember, as in years past, we will NOT be ordering extra yearbooks.  Please reserve yours today!

    WVMS Yearbook Order Form 2018

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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





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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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