1. Start time - SVMS has a new start time. We will begin school each day at 8:30 a.m. School will dismiss at 3:05 p.m. On Tuesdays, we will begin at 8:30 a.m., but will release at 2 p.m. To promote student safety, it is recommended that students are dropped off using our bus pathway off of Rogers Road.
2. First day - The first day of school for students is Thursday, August 14, 2014. Students will pick up their class schedules before school in the quad area.
3. Orientation - Orientation for incoming seventh graders and any students new to SVMS will be Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 2:30-3:30 meeting in our multi-purpose room in the front of the school. Incoming students and families will learn about the school and tour the campus.
4. T-Dap - Seventh grade students MUST have their T-Dap vaccine information turned in to our office in order to attend school on the first day.
The Spring Valley Middle School band hosted performances as fundraiser last weekend in support of the arts. Last Saturday, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., the SVMS band students volunteered their time to participate in a Play-a-Thon. Patrons requested songs and students played for donations. Additionally, a rummage sale was held with donated items from the school community to raise funds for the group. This year, 40 students participated along with another five alumni from Steele Canyon High, Helix High, Monte Vista High and Grossmont High. Two additional fifth grade students participated from the district Junior Cadet Program from Sweetwater Elementary and Highlands Elementary.
The SVMS band made over $2,000 during this fundraiser. These funds will go to support the many activities the band participates in to spread the love of music. Funds go toward uniforms, parade transportation, music, repairs and supplies. This year, the Color Guard uniforms are being updated and hats may also be updated for the band.
The next event is the band carwash this Saturday at the Shell station on Sweetwater Springs Road, just off of the 94 freeway from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funds from the carwash will be earmarked for music department t-shirts and awards.
After October break, the SVMS band will begin our holiday gift drive that leads up to the annual and famous Holiday Concert Dinner and Tamale Festival on Wednesday, December 17, 2014.
The SVMS band participates in the San Diego Veterans Day Parade, which will be held this year on November 11, 2014, where they will once again be the honor band for the World War II veterans and Pearl Harbor survivors and the Keep the Spirit of the ‘45 Alive organization. On December 7, 2014, the SVMS band will also participate in the La Jolla Christmas Parade. Previous performances at this parade so impressed the director from Southwest High School that last spring they donated two boxes of uniform pants to our group.
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