Van Nuys Middle School

Open House

Drill-Team Jubilee

The PE Team


All-School Jeopardy Competition

Roller Coaster Project - Magnet

The Mural @ The Science Building

Back-to-School Evening

The Quad

Thank You Parent Volunteers!!!

The Quad and Administration Building

All-School Jeopardy Competition

Pi (π) Day

Our Annual All-School Jeopardy Tournament

Open House

Wind-Powered Vehicles

Jazz Band - Art Walk - 2016

Open House

The Quad

Senior and Jazz Bands!

Drill / Dance Team

Mr. Ken Hyatt - Band Director

Wind-Powered Vehicles

ENRICH LA - Valued Community Partner!

100 Years and Counting

Science Building Mural

The Garden from ENRICH LA

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

Guitar Classes

8th-Grade Culmination

Wind-Powered Vehicle Project

Martin Crowe, 8th-Grade Counselor

Cafeteria Mural

Battle-of-the-Books Competition

Welcome To VNMS

Physical Education - Trust & Teamwork Unit

Pi (π) Day

All-School Jeopardy Competition

Culmination 2016

Pi (π) Day / Parent Volunteers

The PE Team!

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

6th-Grade and New-Student Orientations For 2016-2017

6th-Grade and New-Student Orientation will be held on two separate days. Both orientations will be begin at 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium.

Magnet School: August 10th, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Resident School (non-magnet)/SAS/VEA: August 11th, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Students will be able to purchase school uniform shirts and PE clothes. Students will also receive their Fall Semester schedule of classes and take a tour of the school!

A letter will be sent to the homes of all prospective students.

Free Summer Camp - June 20 to July 29 - 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM @ Van Nuys MS

This is a wonderful summer opportunity for all students from grades 2 to 8... and it's free! Please come and speak with Darlene Ku, Site Coordinator, for enrollment and information. You can find Ms. Ku in the Student Cafeteria beginning at 8:00 a.m. daily. Ms. Ku can also be contacted at

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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

There's Still Time....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.

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. 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

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.

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Calendar of Events

YS Plus Summer Program Ends
Date: 7/29/2016
Assistant Principals Report
Date: 8/1/2016
6th-Grade Magnet New-Student Orientation
Date: 8/10/2016, 9 AM 12 PM
Location: Auditorium
6th-Grade Orientation Resident School
Date: 8/11/2016, 9 AM 11 AM
Pupil Free Day-Staff Only
Date: 8/15/2016
Teachers Report
Date: 8/15/2016
First Day of School - Fall Semester Begins
Date: 8/16/2016
PD Tuesday
Date: 8/16/2016
Fire Drill
Date: 8/18/2016, 10:25 AM 11:25 AM
Magnet Meeting-Homeroom
Date: 8/19/2016, 8 AM 8:50 AM
Location: Auditorium
Mustang Pride!