Van Nuys Middle School

"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

Happy Thankgsgiving!

Happy Thankgsgiving! School is closed from November 23 - 27.
LAUSD Parent Involvement Policy
The LAUSD Parent Involvement Policy was sent home to parents by mail on November 19, 2015. Please be on the lookout for this important document.
Art Walk - Saturday - 11/14/15 - 4:00 to 6:00 - The State Building In Van Nuys

Art Walk - Saturday - 11/14/15 - 4:00 to 6:00 - The State Building In Van Nuys A group of VNMS band members and our wonderful band director, Ken Hyatt, will be at the State Building in Van Nuys today (Sat., 11/14/15) performing. The event is titled "Art Walk" and is sponsored by our Assemblyperson, Adrin Nazarian (46th District). We perform at 5:00 on the third floor, near Suite 300. The event is free and so is the food!

Address: The State Building, 6150 Van Nuys Blvd, 91401, 3rd Floor, Suite 300
Tutoring Available on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday Weekly

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 credential 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.
Magnet Tours Now Available • Click Here To Sign Up

Magnet Tours Now Available •  <a href="">Click Here To Sign Up</a> Dates: October: 1, 7, 15, 21, 28

November: 4, 12
Apply Today For The Valley Environmental Academy • VEA * 2016-17

<a href=""><font color = blue>Apply Today For The Valley Environmental Academy • VEA *  2016-17</a> We are currently taking applications in preparation for the 2016-17 school year!

Please click here for more information.

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Online Meal Application-LAUSD (Click Here)

<font color = green><a href=""_blank"><font color = red>Online Meal Application-LAUSD (Click Here)</a> Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is critical to the instructional budget of Van Nuys Middle School that all families complete a meal application. VNMS lost close to $200,000 in the 2013-14 school year because many families did not complete a meal application.

Thank you in advance,

Cristina Serrano, Principal
• Email News From VNMS- Sign Up Today! (click here)

<font color=blue><a href=">• Email News From VNMS- Sign Up Today! (click here)</a> Sign up today to receive "Email News From VNMS." Parents and Guardians will receive weekly updates of current events and important meetings. Click on the headline above to access the online form.

Please, only sign up one time for this weekly email.
Student Emergency Information Form (Click Here)

Student Emergency Information Form (Click Here) All students need to have a Student Emergency Information Form on file at school. This form provides the school with the required contact information for your child. It must be completed at the beginning of each school year (or whenever there is a change in information) and provided to the school.
Locker Agreement Forms (Click Here)

Locker Agreement Forms (Click Here) Please download a Locker Agreement Form if needed and return to your homeroom teacher in the first week of school.
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Calendar of Events

Week 17
Date: 11/30/2015
Staff Meeting
Date: 11/30/2015, 9 AM 11:30 AM
Location: Room A211
PD Tuesday - Dismissal 1:41
Date: 12/1/2015
VEA Student Meeting
Date: 12/1/2015, 8 AM 8:50 AM
Location: Auditorium
Drill Team Practice
Date: 12/1/2015, 3:15 PM 5 PM
Location: Auditorium
Faculty Meeting
Date: 12/1/2015, 3:15 PM 4:15 PM
Location: Library
AP Meeting>Clemmensen, Jackson
Date: 12/2/2015, 8 AM 11:30 AM
Location: TBD
Drill Team Practice
Date: 12/2/2015, 3:15 PM 5 PM
Location: Auditorium
Magnet Fundraiser Night>Rosenthal
Date: 12/2/2015, 6 PM 10 PM
Location: Ultrazone Laser Tag, 14622 Ventura Blvd Suite 208, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403, United States
Magnet Parent Advisory Meeting Rosenthal
Date: 12/2/2015, 7 PM 8 PM
Mustang Pride!