Van Nuys Middle School

The PE Team

The Mural @ The Science Building

Thank You Parent Volunteers!!!

Roller Coaster Project - Magnet

Drill-Team Jubilee

All-School Jeopardy Competition

The Quad and Administration Building


All-School Jeopardy Competition

The Quad

Bridge Building

Back-to-School Evening

Pi (π) Day

Open House

The Garden from ENRICH LA

Guitar Classes

Our Annual All-School Jeopardy Tournament

Senior and Jazz Bands!

Science Building Mural

Wind-Powered Vehicles

Wind-Powered Vehicles

ENRICH LA - Valued Community Partner!

Mr. Ken Hyatt - Band Director

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

Jazz Band - Art Walk - 2016

Open House

Open House

Drill / Dance Team

LAPD Equestrian Unit Visits VNMS Jeopardy Program

The Quad

100 Years and Counting

Culmination 2016

LAPD Equestrian Unit Visits VNMS Jeopardy Program

Martin Crowe, 8th-Grade Counselor

Wind-Powered Vehicle Project

All-School Jeopardy Competition

Cafeteria Mural

Pi (π) Day

Battle-of-the-Books Competition

Pi (π) Day / Parent Volunteers

8th-Grade Culmination

Welcome To VNMS

Physical Education - Trust & Teamwork Unit

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

Halloween Costume Polcicy for October 31st.

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The following are dress code options for Halloween and the Halloween Costume Contest on October 31st. Thank you for your cooperation and support. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call me at 818-267-5900.

Things not acceptable:

1. No clown costumes of any kind.
2. No sexy/revealing outfits, tube tops, boxers, or spandex.
3. No sprays, scents, or trick substances that will interfere with classes and learning. Example: fake blood.
4. No objects having to do with violence. For example: weapons, replica weapons (real or fake), claws.
5. No gangster apparel; baggy pants, oversized shirts, bandanas, etc.
6. No masks or items, which cover your face.
7. No high heels or open-toe shoes/sandals.

Recommended costumes: Costumes exemplifying positive acts or characters.

1. Literary characters
2. Animal characters
3. Sports figures or historical figures (must have t-shirt under tank tops)
4. Creative or career costumes (teacher, doctor, chef, etc.) with positive meanings

Put Money $ On A Meal Account For Your Child - Simple and Easy

Dear Parents and Guardians,

If you would like to create and put money on your child's meal account, use the link below. This is a safe and convenient way for your child to get a meal on a daily basis.

Copy and paste the link below:

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


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

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!

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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

Lunchtime-Breast Cancer Awareness Assembly
Date: 10/28/2016
Location: Quad
VEA-Trick or Treat for UNICEF>N.Morales
Date: 10/28/2016
Magnet Meeting-Homeroom
Date: 10/28/2016, 8 AM 8:50 AM
Location: Auditorium
ELAC Officer Training
Date: 10/28/2016, 8:30 AM 10 AM
Location: Parent Center A110
Halloween Dance
Date: 10/28/2016, 3:15 PM 4:30 PM
Location: Gymnasium
Art Club @ Lunch
Date: 10/31/2016
Location: A204
VEA-Trick or Treat for UNICEF>N.Morales
Date: 10/31/2016
PD Tuesday
Date: 11/1/2016
VEA-Trick or Treat for UNICEF>N.Morales
Date: 11/1/2016
VEA Meeting-Homeroom
Date: 11/1/2016, 8 AM 8:38 AM
Location: Auditorium
Mustang Pride!