Message from the Principal
February 11, 2016
We are well in to our second semester. Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held at Thayne Elementary on February 9th from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m., and at Star Valley Middle School on February 10th from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact your child's STARS teacher or call the school at 885-5208. Power Hour is available Monday through Thursday from 2:50 - 3:30 p.m.; busses will deliver students to the same drop off points as their regular bus. Please have your student take advantage of this extra time for individual help in classes. Have a wonderful February!
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 2:45-3:30 p.m. This website as well as a board by the office provides information on 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 Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45-3:30 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 are given a planner with the policies and guidelines listed inside the planner.
What is RIF Time? Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. those students who have low grades or missing assignments report for remediation or intervention with a teacher. Those students who have passing grades have earned their reward of flex time. Flex time includes various student choice activities throughout the building.
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 check this website often for up to date information on sports and activities.
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT SVMS:
*FOR SPORTS INFO...click on 'Activities' at the top of this page; then click 'Schedules' to see the latest sports information.
*** NOTICE ***
The LCSD2 administration and transportation department would like to change the lower valley pick-up and drop-off location for the Ski Club to ETNA ELEMENTARY. This will help ensure more adequate parking for parents and improved safety for those in attendance.
SVMS Ski Club Advisor
*** NO SCHOOL - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12 ***
*** NO SCHOOL - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15 ***
- 7th GRADE WARRIOR CLAN SKI TRIP - Tuesday, February 16
- SVMS ARCHERY CLUB - shooting on Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the cafeteria w/Mr. Isaacson. This club goes through March 2.
- MINECRAFT and PIXEL ART CLUBS - Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:50-3:30 p.m., in Mrs. Johns' room.
- ROBOTICS CLUB - Tuesdays, 2:50-4:30 p.m., in Mr. Anderson's room.
*** LCSD2 TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT is on Facebook ***
'Like' their page, then follow for REAL TIME updates on bus and/or route status, weather delays, mechanical breakdowns, information on what is being done to work out problems, etc. Enter 'LCSD2 Transportation' in the search box once logged on to Facebook. This is a valuable tool...take advantage of its availability!!!