Van Nuys Middle School

Back-to-School Evening

The Quad

Pi (π) Day

The Quad and Administration Building

All-School Jeopardy Competition

All-School Jeopardy Competition

Roller Coaster Project - Magnet

Open House

Our Annual All-School Jeopardy Tournament

Mr. Ken Hyatt - Band Director

100 Years and Counting

Mr. Banke • Mr. Hayes • Mr. Mikels  @ Pi (π) Day 2016

Open House

Guitar Classes

Drill / Dance Team

Wind-Powered Vehicles

Senior and Jazz Bands!

ENRICH LA - Valued Community Partner!

Open House

The Garden from ENRICH LA

Wind-Powered Vehicles

8th-Grade Culmination

Pi (π) Day

Pi (π) Day / Parents

Physical Education - Trust & Teamwork Unit

Wind-Powered Vehicle Project

Martin Crowe, 8th-Grade Counselor

Welcome To VNMS

All-School Jeopardy Competition

Battle-of-the-Books Competition

Battle-of-the-Books Competition

"The most influential of all educational factors is the conversation in a child's home.     -William Temple      "The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."     -   Martin Luther King, Jr.         "Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom."    - George Washington Carver     "The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one."    -  Malcolm Forbes   “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”     ― Nelson Mandela     “Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”  ― Robert Frost     “Only a generation of readers will spawn a generation of writers.”    ― Steven Spielberg     “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”  ― Aristotle

News & Announcements

Spirit Week - May 31 to June 3 (Click Here For Spirit-Week Letter)

This is Spirit Week at Van Nuys Middle School!

What Is Spirit Week?

Spirit week is a week to celebrate the end of the year in a fun and creative way. There will be four days and each day has a specific theme.

Tuesday, May 31st: TWIN DAY
Wednesday, June 1st: SPORT DAY
Thursday, June 2nd: SUPER HERO DAY
Friday, June 3rd: CRAZY-HAIR DAY

Things that are not acceptable to be worn on this day:
1. No revealing outfits, tube tops, boxers, spandex or mesh.
2. No objects having to do with violence, for example: weapons (real or fake), claws.
3. No baggy pants, oversized shirts, high white socks, bandanas, etc.
4. No masks or items that cover your face.
5. No high heels or open-toe shoes/sandals.

VNMS Math/Science/Technology Magnet Expands by 57 Students

Our Math/Science/Technology Magnet will accept 57 more students for the 2016-17 school year. Our new capacity total will be 255 students. Interested students and parents should call (818-267-5912) or email Mr. Joshual Rosenthal (, Magnet Coordinator, today!

Congratulations VNMS Drill Team!

Our Drill Team participated in the SHARP National Drill and Dance Competitions in Las Vegas this weekend (4-22 to 4-24). They did very well!!

Thank you Ms. Carrie Phu for your guidance and support of our students!

Below are the placements of the various teams.

• Contemporary Dance- 1st place
• Short Flags- 1st place
• Tall Flags- 1st place
• Poms- 1st place
• Character Dance -1st place
• Props- 1st place
• Hip Hop- 2nd place
• Jazz Dance- 2nd place
• Lyrical Dance -3rd place

2016 Battle of the Books

Thank you Ms. Millicent Preston for once again sponsoring a wonderful event that promotes reading and literacy! We appreciate all your hard work and dedication! Well done students of Van Nuys Middle School. You did a fine job representing your school this past Saturday at the Battle of the Books competition.

Tdap Booster For This Year's 6th Graders.Click Here For Immunization Clinics)

State law requires all students entering or advancing to the 7th grade to provide proof of a Tdap booster before the start of the school year. Students who do not have proof of Tdap immunization on file at school will not be allowed to attend school. It is important that all 6th graders take care of this requirement within the next month.

It is strongly recommended that 6th-grade students bring proof of their Tdap immunization to the school now to avoid exclusion next school year.

As an added incentive for students to get their TDap vaccination, all students with proof of their TDap booster on file will have free dress on February 29th.

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Tutoring Available on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday Weekly

Tutoring is available for all students on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in rooms A206 and A208. The hours are 3:10 to 4:10. A credentialed teacher is available to help students with English and Math. Students are asked to bring current homework or classwork that they need assistance with.

Students will be given a note or receipt indicating they were in tutoring at the end of each session.

Magnet students: Tutoring is available Mondays and Thursdays in room C142 from 3:10 to 4:10 p.m.

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Calendar of Events

Algebra Summative Assessment - Window Open
Date: 5/31/2016
Math Placement 6th - Window Open
Date: 5/31/2016
PD Tuesday - Dismissal 1:41
Date: 5/31/2016
SBAC Testing Window
Date: 5/31/2016
Spirit Week
Date: 5/31/2016 6/3/2016
Textbook Collection Begins
Date: 5/31/2016
YS Plus Homework Club
Date: 5/31/2016 6/3/2016
Location: B53
VEA Student Meeting
Date: 5/31/2016, 8 AM 8:50 AM
Location: Auditorium
Staff Meeting
Date: 5/31/2016, 9 AM 11:30 AM
Location: Room A211
Algebra Summative Assessment - Window Open
Date: 6/1/2016
Mustang Pride!