At West Valley Middle School, we carefully select teachers who make learning fun, maintain high expectations, and make connections with their students. Our low teacher-to-student ratio makes it possible for in-depth educational experiences. With less than 25 students in each class, teachers are well aware of individual student strengths and weaknesses. Classes consist of hands-on learning opportunities, high-interest curriculum, and fieldtrips. Our academic program caters to the whole child partnering daily electives, physical education, and Spanish instruction with our rigorous academic standards. With small class sizes, exciting educational adventures, and interested teachers, it is no wonder that our students consistently perform above grade level!
- 5th Grade Scope and Sequence
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- 8th Grade Scope and Sequence
We believe that a child’s physical growth and health habits need to be educated along with their minds. At West Valley Middle School, we incorporate daily and weekly physical education classes as part of our curriculum.
Lego Robotics – Students will learn mechanical design, construction, programming, and teamwork skills. Students will use LEGO building elements, motors and sensors, build different robots and program them with a computer to move, react, and make sounds to solve challenges.
Art – Our art course offers an introduction into art history and art technique. Students will explore a variety of mediums and have a chance to stretch their creative imaginations!
Computer Skills – Students will learn basic typing skills while working from a typing workbook and teacher led drills, students will learn the touch type technique. Students will learn the basic fundamental applications of Word, Excel, and Power Point. Students will be required to create and give presentations using the techniques learned in class.
Woodworking – Students will learn to use hand-held powered drills, sand paper, and other wood working implements to create small woodworking projects like bird houses, wood burning, and stucco and stain projects while at all times practicing safe techniques.
Private High School Prep – Your child will be required to take admission tests during the application process for private high schools. They will be competing against top students to gain entrance to these schools. Our High School Prep class eases the pressures of these tests by providing personalized instruction to review concepts, to teach advanced content, and to become familiar with the format.
Study Hall – Study Hall provides each student a dedicated time to complete academic coursework and receive extra help from the academic staff. Students will have access to the computers for schoolwork if needed. After all homework is completed, students will be required to work on projects, review daily notes, and/or prepare for tests.
Yearbook/Photography – Students will learn photography techniques to document their experiences throughout the semester. They will work in teams using computer based programs to create yearbook pages.
Musical Theater/Performing Arts – Lights, Camera, Action! Students at WVMS strut their stuff with our performing arts elective. Each spring, students will be performing in a musical production or performing arts variety show. During class students will study a variety of choral pieces and learn vocal techniques. Students will also learn basic stage terms, preparation of simple stage props, and delivery of dialogue.
You're a Good Man Charlie Brown 2010
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At West Valley Middle School, we offer a variety of technologies to our student body. Students at WVMS enjoy laptop availability throughout the academic and extended day period. We offer students access to both Mac and Dell laptops. Each classroom features an LCD projector, and our teachers and students have access to Smart Boards, Skype, and Document Viewers. Students also enjoy a variety of internet based supplemental materials.
We offer Spanish instruction to our 5th through 8th grades in our regular curriculum. In addition to that instruction, we offer foreign language classes during the extended day hours in a private or semi-private forum.