April 2022 Newsletter

Star Valley Middle School

April 2022 Newsletter

Important Dates & Upcoming Events

4/1 – No School

4/6 – 8th Grade Warrior Clan Gravity Factory

4/7 – 8th Grade Student Council Elections

4/8 – No School

4/11 – 4/15 – Spring Break

4/21 – Track @ Big Piney 12pm

4/25 – 4/28 – WYTOPP Testing

4/28 – Track @ SVMS 12pm

4/29 – No School

Stay Connected with SVMS

Like us on Facebook  – Star Valley Middle School @svmswarriors

Follow us on Instagram – starvalleymiddleschool

Visit our website – svms.lcsd2.org

*Changes to schedules and events at SVMS are posted on these sites regularly

Track Schedule

April 21 – Track @ Big Piney 12pm

April 28 – Track @ SVMS 12pm

May 7 – Track @ Jackson 12pm 

Coaches: Joe Hale – Garret Lym – Alana Coles – Casey Parry – Tyson Balls 

Panoramic Pictures

SVMS will be taking a panoramic picture of all students on Wednesday, April 27th. If you would like a copy of this photo, it can be purchased through Bell Photographers. Laminated = $16, Non Laminated = $12.  Purchasing is not required.

Yearbook – Yearbook – Yearbook!!

If you have not purchased a yearbook, time is running out.  Make sure to get yours today!

Don’t forget to send your activity pictures to gro.2dscl@bawhcs.nilak

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.



  • 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.



  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!


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. 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!!

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