Van Nuys Middle School

Pi (π) Day

Bridge Building

All-School Jeopardy Competition


The PE Team

Middle-School Jeopardy

Roller Coaster Project - Magnet

Students Vote in Mock Election

Middle-School Jeopardy

Thank You Parent Volunteers!!!

All-School Jeopardy Competition

The Quad

Middle-School Jeopardy

Drill-Team Jubilee

The Quad and Administration Building

STEAM Magnet Event

Open House

Back-to-School Evening

Wind-Powered Vehicles

Open House

The Garden from ENRICH LA

8th-Grade Science

LAPD Equestrian Unit Visits VNMS Jeopardy Program

Students Vote in Mock Election

The Quad

100 Years and Counting

Drill / Dance Team

Students Vote in Mock Election

Our Annual All-School Jeopardy Tournament

Senior and Jazz Bands!

Jazz Band - Art Walk - 2016

Mr. Ken Hyatt - Band Director

Guitar Classes

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

ENRICH LA - Valued Community Partner!

Open House

Wind-Powered Vehicles

Students Vote in Mock Election

Physical Education - Trust & Teamwork Unit

Students Vote in Mock Election

All-School Jeopardy Competition

Martin Crowe, 8th-Grade Counselor

VEA Malibu Lagoon Field Trip

8th-Grade Culmination

Pi (π) Day / Parent Volunteers

Welcome To VNMS

Students Vote in Mock Election

VEA Malibu Lagoon Field Trip

Technology in the Classroom-History 7

Culmination 2016

8th-Grade Science

The PE Team!

LAPD Equestrian Unit Visits VNMS Jeopardy Program

Pi (π) Day

Students Vote in Mock Election
"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

Homeroom Academic Support 2016-2017

Click on the headline above to see your child's Homeroom Academic Support Schedule for the 2016-17 school year. Look for your child's homeroom number on the left side of the chart and then follow the days across the top. If you have any questions, please contact your child's homeroom teacher directly through email.

Hippocrates Circle

55 students were selected to participate in the Hippocrates Circle Program. This exciting program will introduce students to a possible career as a physician. It does not cost anything to participate, just some of your time.
There is a "Kick Off" event for the 55 selected students and their parent(s)/guardian(s). This event is mandatory because it sets the stage for the rest of the events. Students will not be allowed to continue in the program, if they do not attend this event.
The “Kick Off” event will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 5:30pm to 8:00 pm. It will take place at our school- Van Nuys Middle School.
Physicians and Administrative staff from the Kaiser Permanente, Panorama City Medical Center have organized a series of activities that will be held during this school year. Students will have the opportunity to meet some of the Kaiser doctors and learn about what they do. Our school is very supportive of this program. The Hippocrates Circle Program is a once in a lifetime opportunity! Remember, our community needs more doctors. We need you!


A credentialed teacher will be available on the days and times below to help students with homework and more! For more information, contact Mrs. Harris at


Place: Library
Time: 7:00 – 7:50 am
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday


Place: Room B51
Time: 3:15 – 4:15 pm
Days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday

Email Communication With Teachers

Email is a quick, effective, and simple way to communicate with your child's teacher. Go to "Email a Teacher" on our homepage and then find the teacher's name to send an email.

When 'Jeopardy!' comes to school - LA Times Article 10-29-16 (Click Here)

It was a cloudy weekday evening at Van Nuys Middle School in the San Fernando Valley. Fallen leaves dotted the campus, and a brief drizzle speckled windshields.

After school ended, over 100 students crowded into the auditorium, faces painted blue, pom-poms in hand, to cheer on their friends in a simulated version of the game show “Jeopardy!”

Click on the headline to read more.

Online Meal Application-LAUSD (Click Here)

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is critical to the instructional budget of Van Nuys Middle School that all families complete a meal application.

Thank you in advance,

Cristina Serrano, Principal

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!

VNMS Email News- Sign Up Today! (click here)

Sign up today to receive "VNMS Email News." Parents and Guardians will receive weekly updates of current events, important information, and meetings. Click on the headline above to access the online form.

Please, only sign up one time for this weekly email.

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

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Calendar of Events

CA Physical Fitness Testing Window
Date: 2/21/2017
NAEP Testing Make up
Date: 2/21/2017
PD Tuesday
Date: 2/21/2017
VEA Meeting-Homeroom
Date: 2/21/2017, 8 AM 8:38 AM
Location: Auditorium
Dance Show Case - YS
Date: 2/21/2017, 2 PM 6 PM
Location: Auditorium
YS Plus Dance Performance
Date: 2/21/2017, 4 PM 6 PM
Location: Auditorium
CA Physical Fitness Testing Window
Date: 2/22/2017
IAB Make-up
Date: 2/22/2017
Location: Library-A210-S232-S236
Tech Trek Program - Romeo/Moscoe
Date: 2/22/2017, 8 AM 8:50 AM
Location: Auditorium
CA Physical Fitness Testing Window
Date: 2/23/2017
Mustang Pride!