October 2022 Newsletter

Star Valley Middle School

October 2022 Newsletter

Important Dates & Upcoming Events

10/1 – Volleyball @ Lyman 10am

10/1 – Volleyball @ Mt View 1pm

10/1 –  Cross Country @ Jackson 10am

10/4 – 7th/8th Football @ SVMS 4pm

10/6 – Volleyball @ Rich 4pm

10/6 – Cross Country @ Fort Bridger 4pm

10/7 – Spirit Day

10/8 – Volleyball @ Pinedale (A only) 9am

10/14 – No School Students

10/17 – First Practice Wrestling

10/17 – Girls Basketball tryouts

10/18 – End of 1st Quarter

10/19 – Warrior Clan 7th Grade

10/20 – Warrior Clan 8th Grade

10/20 – Picture Retakes

10/21 – No School

10/21 – 8th Grade Honor Band @ Big Piney

10/24 – 10/27 – Red Ribbon Week

10/25 – Parent Meeting Girls Basketball/Wrestling @ 5pm

10/26 – SVMS Choir Concert @ SVHS Auditorium 7pm

10/29 – Girls Basketball @ Evanston 10am

10/29 – Wrestling @ Green River 12pm

10/31 – Halloween Dress-Up Day (No masks)

1st Day of Practice for Wrestling and Girls Basketball tryouts will be October 17th. You cannot practice or tryout without a physical, make sure it has been turned into the office. Sport fee for wrestling and girls basketball $20.00.

Parent Meeting will be October 25th at 5pm – Star Valley Middle School Gym

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

Fun Dates to Calendar

  • Oct 7 – Spirit Day – wear your SVHS Braves apparel – SVMS students will not be allowed at the SVHS Homecoming Festivities without a parent. SVMS students must be checked out by a parent at the office. Phone check-outs and sibling check-outs will not be allowed on this day.

  • Oct 24-27 – Red Ribbon Week – SVMS student council will be organizing fun activities for this week. Stay tuned to Facebook, Instagram and the website for updates.

  • Oct 26 – Dance Instruction during PE and Social Study Classes.

  • Oct 31 – Halloween Dress-up Day – get your costumes ready. Remember, NO Masks are allowed.  Let’s have fun!!!

SVMS Robotics Club

SVMS Robotics will get underway starting Wednesday, October 19th, after school. Wondering if you want to participate or what it is all about? Watch Vex Robotics Competition Spin Up: 2022-2023 game reveal - Students design, construct, program and drive robots in a competition, competing against other students in grades 7-12. Practices will be on Wednesdays for two hours after school. Competitions are on Saturday (Dec-Feb), usually three of them, dates to be determined. Space in Robotics Club is limited. If interested, see Mr. Winder or Mr. Olivas to get sign-up information.

Football Schedule


Oct 4 – DMS @ SVMS,  4pm


7th Coaches: Jeff Anderson – Reed Pebbles – Luke Lorimer – Isaac Mayes – Kade Wilkes

8th Coaches: Joe Hale – Kevin Waldron – Jeff Greenwood – Brandon McAdams

Volleyball Schedule

Oct 1 – SVMS @ Lyman, 10am

Oct 1 – SVMS @ Mt. View, 1pm

Oct 6 – SVMS @ Rich, 4pm

Oct 8 – SVMS @ Pinedale, (A only), 9am

Coaches: Kalin Schwab – Makena Johnson – Melissa Hyde

Cross Country Schedule

Oct 1 – SVMS @ Jackson, 10am

Oct 6 – SVMS @ Fort Bridger, 4pm

Coaches: Joe Wetzel – Alex Scharmann



Digital Citizenship and Cell Phones at SVMS

SVMS cell phone policy will include a “Digital Citizenship” course, a program designed to teach kids the skills they need to be safe and smart on digital devices. The classes began the first week of school and when complete each child will receive a sticker that verifies they have learned the skills to be a responsible digital device user. At this point, they will be “certified” to use a personal device at school during approved times and in designated areas. Digital Citizenship means being smart, alert, strong, kind, and brave. Parents who are involved with the online/phone safety conversation at home are essential to our efforts to help all students at the school learn the lessons of safety and etiquette in the digital world. Here are some areas to focus on with your child.

  • Protect themselves from digital threats, including bullies and scams

  • Get smart about sharing: what, when and with whom

  • Be kind and respectful toward other people especially on social media

  • Ask for help from a parent or other adult with tricky situations




Yearbook – Yearbook – Yearbook!!

If you would like to purchase a yearbook for the 2022-2023 school year, please go to the parent portal on Infinite Campus and select SCHOOL STORE.  Click on SVMS Yearbook and put it in the cart.  You can purchase a yearbook  through the end of April 2023.  If you have any questions, please call the office at 307-885-5208.

Don’t forget to send summer, fair, cross country, football, volleyball and hunting activity pictures to gro.2dscl@bawhcs.nilak

What is Warrior Clan?

Warrior Clan is a rewards program for SVMS students based upon academic achievement and behavior. Each quarter students are rewarded with a school-wide activity to celebrate their hard work and achievement. Students work directly with their Stars teachers on a weekly basis as they progress towards achieving their Warrior Clan reward. Students also have the opportunity to regain points lost along the way. While teachers are there to help and support, this program is designed as a student motivator and helping students take responsibility for their success.

Quarter 1 Warrior Clan activities will be Wednesday, October 19th for 7th graders and Thursday, October 20th for 8th graders. Students will be enjoying movies and bowling for 1/2 day and then participating in community service projects for the other 1/2 day.

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