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Welcome to Star Valley Middle School

Message from the Principal                Mr. Cazier              

March 27, 2015

It is that time of year for the annual PAWS assessment. We will be testing Monday, March 16 - Friday, March 27.  Teachers have been doing all they can to prepare students for this test. Please make sure your student(s) get plenty of sleep and eat a good breakfast each morning of the test; encourage them to do their best. We ask that you have your children here in school during this time of testing. If you have questions, feel free to contact your child's STARS teacher, or call the school at 885-5208.

Spring Break will begin Monday, March 30 and students will return to school on Monday, April 6. May you have a wonderful spring break!

Thank you for the opportunity to teach you child, and for your support.

We have had questions come to our attention...

What is STARS?  STARS stands for Students/Teachers Accepting Responsibility to Succeed.

When is STARS class held? It is held every day for 30 minutes. It is held between 4th and 6th periods. The Be CLASSY! gratitude journal is written in each day for the first 10 minutes of STARS.

What is CLASSY? This is an anti-bullying, self-esteem building program. It stands for:
C - count your blessings
L - look for the good
A - acts of kindness
S - service projects
S - self-motivation
Y- you are valued

What is the schedule for STARS?  MONDAY: CLASSY discussion; TUESDAY: advisory, grades, and goals gone over, reading/homework; WEDNESDAY: advisory, grades, and goals gone over, reading/homework; THURSDAY: CLASSY discussion; FRIDAY: CLASSY discussion.

When are clubs held? Clubs are held after school hours between 2:45-3:35 p.m. A board by the office displays what days different clubs are held.

What is Power Hour? Power Hour is a time for students to get missing assignments done. It, also, provides time to work with teachers individually. It is held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 2:45-3:35 p.m. Students with low grades are expected to attend.

When can I contact my child's teachers? Please call the main office to set up an appointment with your child's STARS teacher. They meet daily as a team so you can meet with all his/her teachers at the same time. You can check your student's grades, and email teachers; just click on their link in PowerSchool.

Where can I find SVMS student guidelines and policies? All students were given a planner and the policies and guidelines are listed in the planner.

What is Remediation Wednesday? Every Wednesday students who have low grades will be asked to go to a remediation study hall. This will take place during teachers' teaming time, during the students' elective class.

What is Warrior Clan?
Warrior Clan is for students who, over time, keep their grades and citizenship points up. There are activities four times a year for students who qualify.

How can I check my child's grades? Log on to the following website: ps.lcsd2.org.  If you are a new user, please contact our main office.

Where can I find sports calendars and other information about happenings at SVMS? Please log on to svms.org website. 

Thank you,
                  
Mr. Cazier
SVMS Principal

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT SVMS:
*FOR SPORTS INFO...click on 'Activities' in the top of this page; then, click 'Schedules' to see the latest sports information.

- JAZZ BAND CLUBMondays/Wednesdays w/Mr. Dillworth
- MINECRAFT - Mondays/Thursday w/Mrs. Johns
NOTE:  Students participating in any club MUST have a "C" average to participate.

- 8th GRADE GIRLS interested in trying out for CHEERLEADING next year, pick up a packet in the office. Cheer try-outs will be April 6 - 9 at SVHS

- 8th GRADE GIRLS interested in trying out for BRAVE CADETTES next year, pick up a form in the office.  Brave Cadette try-outs will be April 13 - 16 at SVHS.
                         

                      *** SPRING BREAK MARCH 30 - APRIL 3 ***

       
*** LCSD2 TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT is on Facebook ***
REAL TIME updates on bus/route status, weather delays, and/or mechanical breakdowns; information on what is being done to work around problems, also. Search 'LCSD2 Transportation' in the search box once signed into Facebook. This is a valuable tool...take advantage of its availability!!




What's Happening


Be CLASSY!
 PROGRAM TRAVELS to JAPAN 
For the last 20 years, middle school students from Kawaba, Japan have visited Star Valley.  This summer the mayor of Kawaba traveled to Star Valley to plant a friendship tree at Star Valley Middle School.  "It was a great experience," said SVMS Principal Kem Cazier.  "We were excited for the tree, and the relationship back and forth."  While in Star Valley, the mayor learned about the Be CLASSY! program at SVMS.  He took the program information back to his community where he is excited to implement it in the school.  At some point in the future, Mr. Cazier will travel to Kawaba to help get the Be CLASSY! program up and running.



                                  SVMS RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD

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SVMS was awarded the 2012 Promising Practices Award by the Character Education Partnership.  The CEP represents schools and districts in the United States as well as Canada, China, India, Mexico, and New Zealand.  Be CLASSY! is an anti-bullying program created by Mr. Kem Cazier which exemplifies one or more of the CEP's eleven principles.  Only 262 awards were given in six countries.  SVMS is one of seven schools west of the Mississippi River to receive this honor!  This is the second Promising Practices Award SVMS has received. 

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