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Welcome to Star Valley Middle School

Message from the Principal                Mr. Cazier              

SUMMER 2015

It has been a wonderful opportunity to be part of your child's educational experience at SVMS!  We hope you have a wonderful summer and enjoy the break! 

For your convenience, we have provided supplies lists for each grade level for the 2015-16 school year.  We have, also, provided letters to 7th and 8th grade students and parents with important information for the 2015-16 school year.  Both can be found on this page under 'Quick Links'. 
 
Please feel free to contact the school at 885-5208 should you have any questions or concerns.  Thank you for the opportunity to teach your 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.
      


                 
       
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What's Happening


Be CLASSY!
 PROGRAM TRAVELS to JAPAN 
In April, Mr. Cazier had the opportunity to visit Kawaba Junior High School in Kawaba, Japan.  He also visited with the mayor of Kawaba, and the superintendent.  Kawaba Junior High School is a sister-school to SVMS.  We are honored to be associated with Kawaba.  They are using Be CLASSY in the school, and in the community of Kawaba. "What a wonderful opportunity as we share ideas, and work together to strengthen the world," said Mr. Cazier.

For the last 20 years, middle school students from Kawaba, Japan have visited Star Valley.  In the summer of 2014, the mayor of Kawaba traveled to Star Valley where he planted a friendship tree at Star Valley Middle School. While in Star Valley, the mayor learned about the Be CLASSY! program at SVMS.  He took the program information back to his community.



                                  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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Phone: 307.885.5208
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