Welcome to Mountain Valley Middle School
Welcome to, or back to, Mountain Valley Middle School. The staff and I are very proud of this school and the students in it. We always have a group of students that work hard, play hard, and try to enjoy their years in this building.
Mountain Valley Middle School has a caring dedicated staff whose goal is to develop your skills intellectually, socially and physically so that you will leave here as a better, more knowledgeable person with many opportunities open to you in the years ahead.
Because we are a middle school, we try our hardest to treat you like adolescents and not like high school or elementary school students. As you progress through the grades you will be given more freedom, more responsibilities and our expectations of you will change significantly. You certainly won’t be the same person when you leave that you were when you first came through our doors.
Mountain Valley Middle School has much to offer. Teams, plays, music, dances, activity nights and many other co-curricular activities. In order to participate in these activities you first must meet academic and behavioral standards. Academics come first, and if you aren’t doing well in your classes, the other things won’t be available to you.
Enjoy your time here; it will be shorter than you think. This school will only be as good as you make it; so take advantage of the things we offer and have a great year.
2015-16 School Goals
Goal 1: Faculty will improve instructional practice by (a) utilizing The Art and Science of Teaching by Robert Marzano (2009) as a resource, (b) adherence to the Professional Learning Community (PLC) model as defined by Richard DuFour (2004), and (c) the utilizing student academic and behavioral data in decision-making.
Goal 2: Mountain Valley Middle School will significantly increase meaningful parent and community involvement in the academic life of the school.
Goal 3: Mountain Valley Middle School will implement four components of GEAR-UP:
1. Best Practices in Grade 8-9 Transitions
2. Best Practices in Advisory Programming
3. Best Practices in High Stakes Testing
4. Best Practices in Technology-Based Career and Post-Secondary Exploration
Goal 4: All teachers will improve their utilization of technology as part of their instructional repertoire using the SAMR Model.
“MVMS –A Safe Place Where All Students Learn.”