January 2021 Newsletter

2020-2021 Yearbook Orders - Due January 29 -- Order Now!!

If you want a yearbook for the 20-21 school year, pay $22 online through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal, or through the SVMS office by January 29, 2021. If not purchased by this date, there are no guarantees that a yearbook will be available.

Star Valley Middle School

January 2021 Newsletter

Important Dates & Upcoming Events

Jan 4 - Return to school

Jan 15 - No School for Students

Jan 22 - No School

Jan 23 - Boys Bball @ Rock Springs, 10am

Jan 23 - Robotics @ Kemmerer High School

Jan 28 - Boys Bball (A only) @ Sugar Salem, 4pm

Jan 29 - No School

Jan 30 - Boys Bball @ SVMS w/Jackson, EMS & DMS, 10am

Pictures needed for the Yearbook

Do you have pictures that you would like in the yearbook? What winter activities have you been enjoying? Do have some hunting, skiing, boarding, ice fishing or parade pictures to share? Share them with everyone...get them to Mr. Schwab. Email them to kalin.schwab@lcsd2.org

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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


SVMS Boys Basketball is Underway

Tryouts are done and practice begins after school on Monday, January 4th. See the season schedule below. Due to Covid-19 and ever-changing restrictions, updates to schedule changes are posted on Facebook and Instagram. Thank you for your support and patience.

Toys for Tots Collections at SVMS

Multiple students collected toys for the Toys for Tots program.  Thank you to all who contributed to this great cause.

Nurses Corner:

January is National Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month. 

Many popular winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, ice skating, and even sledding can be high risk for concussion or serious brain injury. Every year, thousands of people are treated for head injuries associated with these winter activities, which can be serious or even fatal. Whether you are a parent, sports coach, student, or teacher, it is important to  be able to recognize, respond to, and minimize the risk of concussion or other serious brain injury.

What Is a Concussion?

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This sudden movement can cause the brain to bounce around in the skull, damaging brain cells.

Prevent Concussions with Helmet Safety

A properly fitted helmet can reduce the risk of head injuries by nearly half.

Your child’s helmet should fit properly and be:

  • Well maintained
  • Age appropriate
  • Worn consistently and correctly
  • Appropriately certified for use

Concussion Signs and Symptoms

Concussion Signs Observed

  • Can’t recall events prior to or after a hit or fall.
  • Appears dazed or stunned.
  • Forgets an instruction, is confused about an assignment or position, or is unsure of the game, score, or opponent.
  • Moves clumsily.
  • Answers questions slowly.
  • Loses consciousness (even briefly).
  • Shows mood, behavior, or personality changes.

Concussion Symptoms Reported

  • Headache or “pressure” in head.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Balance problems or dizziness, or double or blurry vision.
  • Bothered by light or noise.
  • Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy.
  • Confusion, or concentration or memory problems.
  • Just not “feeling right,” or “feeling down

Signs and symptoms generally show up soon after the injury. However, you may not know how serious the injury is at first and some symptoms may not show up for hours or days. If your child or teen’s concussion signs or symptoms get worse, you should take him or her to the emergency department right away.

 Dangerous Signs & Symptoms 

Call 9-1-1 right away, or take your child or teen to the emergency department if he or she has one or more of the following danger signs after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body:

  • One pupil larger than the other.
  • Drowsiness or inability to wake up.
  • A headache that gets worse and does not go away.
  • Slurred speech, weakness, numbness, or decreased coordination.
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea, convulsions or seizures (shaking or twitching).
  • Unusual behavior, increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation.
  • Loss of consciousness (passed out/knocked out). Even a brief loss of consciousness should be taken seriously.

For more information about recovering from a concussion, visit https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/basics/concussion_recovery.html

CLASSY - a continued focus at SVMS

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

Y = You are Valued  -- take time each day to find value in yourself. Self-worth is vital to personal happiness. "It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not!" Anonymous


Boys Basketball Schedule*

Jan 23 - SVMS @ Rock Springs, 10am

Jan 28 - SVMS (A only) @ Sugar Salem, 4pm

Jan 30 - Jackson, EMS & DMS @ SVMS, 10am

Feb 3 - Montpelier @ SVMS (A only), 4pm

Feb 4 - SVMS @ Rich, 4pm

Feb 10 - SVMS (7th grade) @ Jackson, 4pm

Feb 10 - Jackson @ SVMS (8th grade), 4pm

Feb 13 - SVMS @ Lyman and Mt View, 10am

Feb 16 - Green River @ SVMS (7th grade), 3:30pm

Feb 16 - SVMS (8th grade) @ Green River, 3:30pm

Feb 18 - Sugar Salem @ SVMS (A only), 4pm

Feb 25 - SVMS (7th grade) @ Rock Springs, 3:30pm

Feb 25 - Rock Springs @ SVMS (8th grade), 3:30pm

Feb 27 - SVMS (A only) @ Pinedale, 9am

Coaches: Garret Lym, Ballard Johnson & Aaron Lancaster

*watch social media sites for schedule changes