CVMS MISSION STATEMENT:
“In partnership with students, parents, and community, the CVMS staff will educate our children to be successful lifelong learners and productive citizens.”
CVMS March 2014 Newsletter has been posted @ February 28, 2014. Enjoy.
CVMS has the right to search anyone that enters the campus when we have Reasonable Suspicion that the individual may have an item that is not allowed on campus in their possession.
2013-2014 CVMS YEARBOOKS ON SALE: Purchase a 2014 CVMS yearbook $45. Find information on purchasing a 2014 CVMS yearbook online here.
CARSON VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL HAS EARNED A 5-STAR RATING FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW BY THE STATE OF NEVADA DEPARTMENT of EDUCATION, "...among the highest performing schools in Nevada." Click here for details. Click here for CVMS interpretation by R. Been.
CONGRATULATIONS Math Counts Team. You represented yourselves and CVMS very well this last weekend at the Math Counts competition at UNR. Thank you Math Coach Mr. Rottmann for volunteering and sharing your time and knowledge. Justin Lu, invited to state math competition Anthony Biasotti, UNR participant Brandon Koyama, UNR participant Jack Smith, UNR participant Heston Vana CVMS Geography Bee Winner, 1st place Austin Coughlin CVMS Geography Bee Winner, 2nd place Simon Arzadon DCSD 8th Grade Spelling Bee Winner, 1st place Nick Miller DCSD 7th Grade Spelling Bee Winner, 2nd place
Here is a snapshot of current and near-term school-wide events: 2013-2014 School Year CVMS CALENDAR
- March 10 DHS Parent-Coach Spring Sports Night click here for info
- March 12 10th Grade Parent Registration Night, MPR 6:00PM
- March 13 MANDITORY MEETING for 7-8th graders going on for TRACK during tutoring
- March 15 CVMS NHJS Blood Drive 10:30-2PM, contact Ms. Falkner
- March 19 7th Grade Parent Registration Information Night, MPR
- April 7 CRT Week
- April 11 CVMS Spring Dance from 6-8PM
- April 16 National Junior Honor Society Induction
- April 21-25 Spring Break
- April 28 7th/8th Shakespeare Week
- May 3 9th Grade Semi Formal Dance at PWL 8-11, click here for info
- May 7 GES 6th Grade Site Visit/Tour
- May 7 9th Grade Awards Night at 6PM
- May 8 6th Grade Site Visit/Tour
- May 22 9th Grade Trip, click here for more info
- May 26 Memorial Day - No School
- May 28-30 Final Exams Schedule, student get out at 11:30AM
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Here is a resource to assist your student with their interest in different subjects.
REGISTRATION for NEW STUDENTS: Students moving from a DCSD feeder elementary school are already registered. New students planning on attending CVMS in the 2013-2014 school-year will begin making appointments for registration on Friday, August 2, 2013. Please call 782-2265, ext. 25 to make an appointment.
The following documents are required for registration:
- birth certificate,
- record of immunizations,
- transcript or last report card,
- copy of your student’s IEP, if applicable.
- proof of residency
- registration packet
Please have these documents at registration, as failure to do so will delay the process. Your student will be asked to take a series of tests to help determine placement, so please plan on your student's participation in 2-3 hours of testing. A return appointment will be made with the counselor to make your student’s schedule.
CVMS 7-8th grade Track will begin on Monday, March 31st. Practices are Mon-Thursdays from 2:45-4:30. All athletes are to have a current physical on file (within the past 6 months or if they have tried out for a sport this year or last year for 8th graders). The CVMS athletic packet can be picked up in the main office and the packet and physical must be completed PRIOR to the first practice or they can not practice. Athletes must also prove they have current insurance to participate. There are 4 levels of competition-7th girls, 8th girls, 7th boys, 8th boys. The athletes must participate in 10 practices before they can compete in the first meet. See the practice schedule for April on the CVMS website under track/practice.
There is a mandatory meeting on Thursday, March 13th during tutoring from 2:10 to 2:45. All interested athletes must attend this meeting.
TRUANCY: This is a friendly reminder regarding your student’s attendance for 2013-2014 school year. All absences must be cleared within three school days of your student returning to school, or the absence will be considered a truancy. If the absence is still within in the three days of your student returning to school please contact the school site to clear the absence. If the absence is over three days please contact, R. Smalley DCSD County Truancy Coordinator, at 775-392-1475. All truancies will be considered by the Truancy Coordinator only. Douglas County School Board AR Policy 504AR:
HALL ACCESS: Students are not allowed in the CVMS main halls (A, B, and C) until the 7:30 bell rings. They can go to the library, MPR, or the gym prior to that time.
TIGER PRIDE RECOGNITION PROGRAM: Parents,CVMS has instituted a reward program to provide incentives to students that make positive choices. To view a PowerPoint of the program please click here; to print aTiger Pride application click here; to print an Activity Verification form click here.
TUTORING/SUPERVISION Before Athletic Events: if you or your child stays for an athletic event, and we hope they do, they will need to attend tutoring prior to the event. We do not want unsupervised students on campus prior to the 3:00PM game. This is a great opportunity for them to stay on campus and complete homework, make-up missing assignments, or read in a tutoring session from 2:15PM-2:50PM. Thanks for your cooperation.
ADDITIONALLY, if a student stays at school for an after-school event they must be at that event. Students are not allowed to be in other parts of the school after-school unsupervised.
CVMS 2013-2014 7th and 8th SPORTS: a student must have a CURRENT physical on file in the front office to tryout and participate in a sport at CVMS. If you are an 8th grader and you had a current physical for the 2012-2013 school year you should be good. If you have not participated in a sport at CVMS you need to have a current physical on file at school. If you are not sure please check with the front office.
THINKING OF PLAYING A HIGH SCHOOL SPORT? 9th grade through 12th grade students need to pick up an athletic packet from the Tiger Cage and return to the Tiger Cage. For additional information please call the Tiger Cage at 782-5136, ext. 1823.
HAVEN’T SEEN THE DRUG & ALCOHOL PRESENTATION YET? Parents and Student can now view the Drug and Alcohol Presentation on the DHS website, click here for assistance.
BACKPACK BUDDY PROGRAM: CVMS has implemented a new program called The Back Pack Buddy Program. We recognize the economic changes that have occured in this community and it's direct impact on many of our students. In partnership with staff donations and community sponsors we are able to to provide food to students that would otherwise go hungry over a weekend. If you are inclined to assist with this endeavour we are accepting items for the program. A short list of items would include the following items; instant oatmeal, canned soup, canned meat, fruit cups, microwave popcorn, fruit roll-ups, trail mix, and peanut butter. We will see that these items get to the appropriate students. Thanks. A complete list of suggested "Back Pack" foods is linked here.
IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY CLOSURE: As part of the Douglas County School District’s communication protocol whenever there is an emergency or school closure parents and the community are encouraged to access the DCSD website: www.dcsd.k12.nv.us for specific information and updates. Information is placed on the district's website as soon as it’s available.