Life at WVMS
Our program provides a positive, stable, safe, "family-like" environment. Our goal is to allow children the opportunity to expand their knowledge by offering a program with strong academics and exciting extracurricular activities. We are proud of our caring, innovative and committed staff, who carefully challenge, respect, encourage, and nurture each child as a unique individual.
It is our sincere desire to provide each child with an environment in which he or she will grow and develop to their fullest potential – intellectually, socially, physically, and emotionally.
- Welcome Letter
- 2016 Activities Calendar
- 2016 Fall Electives
- First Day Procedures
- Student iPad Acceptance Use Policy
- Useful Information
Every fall the students will elect a Student Body President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and a Class Representative for each grade level. Once elected, the Student Council will hold monthly meetings. The Student Council offers students leadership opportunities and allows them to identify, discuss, and solve Middle School issues and plan upcoming events.
In an effort to provide hands-on educational experiences to our students, West Valley Middle School requires 6-8th grade students to obtain five hours of community service per quarter. Several school sponsored community service activities are offered throughout the school year. Sixth grade students are permitted to complete their hours of service on school grounds, while seventh and eighth grade students are encouraged to perform services offsite to better their communities.
In order to keep parents involved and informed about school activities, daily class assignments, grades, attendance, and behavioral issues, all of our teachers at West Valley use a web-based program called QuickSchools. Parents are better informed as they may check the website for assignments, grades, attendance, behavior, etc. through the website.
Our Life Skills Program serves to teach our students good character skills such as responsibility, integrity, and perseverance. Each month, students learn a different Life Skill and then one student is chosen from each grade level who best exhibited those Life Skills traits. Students are awarded with a Life Skills Certificate and attend a special luncheon with the Principal.
West Valley Middle School - Life Skills
West Valley hosts two family socials throughout the school year to give families an opportunity to socialize with each other and to also provide students with a safe place to connect with friends in a fun atmosphere. Some of our most popular themes have been Mexican Fiesta, Hawiian Luau and Spring Carnival!
There are several dances throughout the school year. Dances are typically from 6:30pm-9pm, on a Friday evening, unless otherwise announced. Students can join the West Valley Dance Commitee to help plan, organize, and decorate the dances.
One or two nights a year, the students come back to campus to spend the night with our staff on campus at our WVMS Lock-In. This is an exciting, memorable event where staff members can connect with students while participating in a variety of activities throughout the night.
Students have the opportunity to travel to Washington DC and New York City during spring of their 8th grade year. On this week long eduational trip, students will grow academically and socially, but most importantly, students will make memories that last a lifetime!
Students in fifth grade get to enjoy four days of outdoor classroom opportunities! Students will stay at the beautiful Walden West Cupertino site experiencing the scientific world around them while developing deeper friendships with their classmates. www.waldenwestfoundation.org