Van Nuys Middle School

The Quad and Administration Building

The Quad

Bridge Building

Back-to-School Evening

Students Vote in Mock Election

Roller Coaster Project - Magnet


Open House

VNMS Drill Team

LACMA Art Project

AVID & AVID EXCEL @ the Science Museum

Drill-Team Jubilee

All-School Jeopardy Competition

Jazz Band - Art Walk - 2016

ENRICH LA - Valued Community Partner!

The Quad

Open House

Open House

Wind-Powered Vehicles

The Garden from ENRICH LA

Senior and Jazz Bands!

Wind-Powered Vehicles

Drill / Dance Team

AVID EXCEL @ the Science Museum

Students Vote in Mock Election

Our Annual All-School Jeopardy Tournament

Students Vote in Mock Election

100 Years and Counting

LAPD Equestrian Unit Visits VNMS Jeopardy Program

8th-Grade Science Experiment

8th-Grade Science

Physical Education - Trust & Teamwork Unit

Students Vote in Mock Election

VEA Malibu Lagoon Field Trip

Students Vote in Mock Election

Technology in the Classroom-History 7

8th-Grade Science

8th-Grade Science

LAPD Equestrian Unit Visits VNMS Jeopardy Program

Welcome To VNMS


Pi (π) Day

8th-Grade Culmination

VEA Malibu Lagoon Field Trip

8th-Grade Science

Students Vote in Mock Election

Pi (π) Day / Parent Volunteers

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

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LAUSD PASSport Parent Access Support System Portal (PASSport)

The LAUSD PASSport stands for LAUSD’s Parent Access Support
System portal (PASSport). It is a one-­‐stop online system that connects parents and guardians to important information about their child's education. It is is personalized to your child...and it is custom-­‐made for YOU, our parents and guardians.

Vacancy - Community Representative/Parent Center Rep - 3 HRS/Day

Job Description - The position requires (but, is not limited to):

• Assists in identification and resolution of school-community problems
• Participates in or leads discussions or workshops
• Collaborates with school personnel to coordinate services to parents, and provide additional resources
• Participates with committees as members or advisers in matters concerning school programs and the community
• Participates in meetings/individual discussions with pupils, parents, community regarding District policies/school programs
• Writes or speaks on school-community relations matters
• Maintain an awareness of what is happening at the school: reading weekly bulletins, monthly calendars, newsletters, and other important school information.
• Attends professional development/training offered by the Local District Parent and Community Engagement (PACE) Team
• Performs related duties as assigned

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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.


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.

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

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

<font color=blue>Anti-Bullying Resources For Students and Parents

Please view our Anti-Bullying Resources found under "Students" and "Parents" in the drop-down menu above, or click on the yellow "Bully Free Zone" poster to the right. Students and parents will also be able to report bullying in our "Bully Box," which is found on this site. Simply fill in the needed information and click "Submit," and your message will be sent to the dean and other administrators on campus. All Bully Box reports are confidential.

Van Nuys Junior High Gets a Radio Station! - Back In 1954 (click here)

Once in a while, we dig up a little history on Van Nuys Middle School, formerly known as Van Nuys Junior High.

This comes from Jim Leighty, a student from the 1950's.

"In 1954, the Van Nuys Junior High Amateur Radio Club applied for and received a "club station" license, with Henry Quinly as trustee. We were now K6DQD - "Doctor Quinley's Demons". The school bought us quite a nice station. And, we were front page news in the San Fernando Valley News and Green Sheet (now the Los Angeles Daily News). I'm in the picture with some good folks including Mark Weiss (K6PBI - now K6FG), Jim Forgette, Dean Cohen (WA6KYC), , Iran Ausley (K6BMD), Richard Steinmetz, Steven Bensussan, Steven (the woodshop teacher's son) and our leader Henry Quinley (W6ZFW)."

Dr. Henry Quinley became a principal in the Los Angeles Unified School District later on in his career.


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Calendar of Events

AVID Excel Team Meeting
Date: 8/16/2017, 8 AM 8:50 AM
Location: Library
Fire Drill
Date: 8/17/2017, 10:20 AM 10:40 AM
Location: PE Field
Dean Talks - PE Classes
Date: 8/18/2017
Location: GYM
Magnet Homeroom Meetings
Date: 8/18/2017, 8 AM 8:50 AM
CELDT Training
Date: 8/18/2017, 12:30 PM 3:30 PM
Location: Pinewood Elementary
ILT Meeting
Date: 8/21/2017, 8 AM 8:50 AM
Location: A211
VEA Homeroom Meeting
Date: 8/22/2017, 8 AM 8:50 AM
Location: Auditorium
AVID Excel Team Meeting
Date: 8/23/2017, 8 AM 8:50 AM
Location: Library
Minimum Day
Date: 8/25/2017
Magnet Homeroom Meetings
Date: 8/25/2017, 8 AM 8:50 AM
Mustang Pride!