April 2021 Newsletter

3rd Quarter Warrior Clan Celebrations

Students who qualified for the 3rd quarter Warrior Clan will be going to Gravity Factory in Rexburg, Idaho. Students who did not qualify, will not be able to attend. Gravity Factory will not be open for public attendance on this date; only for Warrior Clan eligible students of SVMS. Waivers for those participating must be completed online prior to going. Use this link to complete the waiver - https://www.gravityfactory.net/

7th grade students who qualified will be going on Wednesday, April 7th

8th grade students who qualified will be going on Wednesday, April 14th

 

Star Valley Middle School

April 2021 Newsletter

Important Dates & Upcoming Events

Mar 29 - Apr 2 - Spring Break

Apr 5 - School Resumes

Apr 6 - Panoramic Picture

Apr 7 - 7th grade Warrior Clan Celebration

Apr 9 - No School

Apr 14 - 8th grade Warrior Clan Celebration

Apr 15 - Track @ SVMS, noon

Apr 17 - Track @ Kemmerer, 10am

Apr 22 - Track @ Big Piney, noon

Apr 23 - No School

Apr 24 - Track @ Pinedale, 10am

Apr 26-30 - WYTOPP Testing

Apr 30 - Track @ Evanston, 11am

Yearbook Pictures - Due April 8th!

Do you have pictures that you would like in the yearbook? The deadline for possible submissions is April 8th.  Share them with everyone...get them to Mr. Schwab. Email them to kalin.schwab@lcsd2.org

CLASSY - a continued focus at SVMS

Count Your Blessings - Look for the Good - Acts of Kindness - Self-Motivation - Service - You are Valued

C = Count Your Blessings  -- here at SVMS we are counting our blessings that we've been in school face-to-face since day one this school year. As part of CLASSY, students are asked to reflect daily on the blessings in their lives. It is better to be grateful for our blessings, then to take them for granted. What are your blessings? (family, friends, electricity, sunshine, snow, food to eat, talents...the list could be endless) Don't forget to Count Your Blessings daily!!

Home of the Warriors


Indian Warrior Logo

Panoramic Pictures

SVMS will be taking a panoramic picture of all students on Tuesday, April 6th. If you would like a copy of this photo, it can be purchased through Bell Photographers. Laminated = $16, Non Laminated = $12, ask your student for the payment envelop that was made available to them. Purchasing is not required.

National Junior Honor Society

Interested in being a part of a great service organization? Applications are currently being accepted for 7th and 8th graders who have a 3.5 GPA or higher. Pick up applications from Julie Lewis (8th English). Start building your future job and college applications today!

Track Schedule 2021

Apr 15 - SVMS home meet, noon

Apr 17 - SVMS @ Kemmerer, 10am

Apr 22 - SVMS @ Big Piney, noon

Apr 24 - SVMS @ Pinedale, 10am

Apr 30 - SVMS @ Evanston, 11am

May 7 - SVMS @ Jackson, noon

Coaches: Joe Hale, Garret Lym, Casey Parry, Alana Coles

WY-TOPP Testing - April 26-30

SVMS will be administering the Wyoming Test of Proficiency and Progress (WY-TOPP) during the week of April 26-30. To learn more about the WY-TOPP visit the Wyoming Department of Education website, or click here.  SVMS teachers and administration strongly encourage that your child get plenty of rest and eat healthy meals to help them be successful during testing times. Attendance during testing time is vital. Please avoid any elective absences during this week, if possible. Thank you!

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The four types of distractions are Visual – looking at something other than the road. Auditory – hearing something not related to driving. Manual – manipulating something other than the steering wheel. And Cognitive – thinking about something other than driving.

FIVE FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE TEXTING AND DRIVING

  • You’re at a huge risk
    Text messaging increases the risk of crash or near-crash by 23 times.
  • Teens are at a huge risk
    The fatal crash rate for teens is 3 times greater than for drivers age 20 and over
  • Teens are not better at texting
    Driver distraction is responsible for more than 58% of teen crashes.
  • Most people are hazards
    Over 80% of drivers admit to blatantly hazardous behavior while driving, such as changing clothes, steering with a foot, painting nails, or even shaving.
  • 5 seconds is a long time
    Sending or reading a text message takes your eyes off the road for about 5 seconds, long enough to cover a football field while driving at 55 mph.

Each day in the United States, approximately nine people are killed and more than 1,000 injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver.

WHY DISTRACTED DRIVER AWARENESS MONTH IS IMPORTANT

  1. TEXTING AND SWERVING- People who text and drive, statistically spend 10% of their time on the road, outside their lane. Yikes!    
  2.  IT’S ILLEGAL- 43 of America’s 50 states have laws prohibiting texting and driving. South Dakota, New Mexico, Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri have laws regulating it. Arizona just extended their reckless driving laws to cover texting.  
  3. TEXTING IS WORSE THAN DRUNK DRIVING- Texters are six times more likely to wreck their car than drivers over the legal drinking limit. How horrifying is that? Answer: Very.

Drive responsively and wait to make that phone call or text until after you have finished driving. You could unintentionally kill someone else or even yourself!

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