Van Nuys Middle School

6th, 7th, and 8th-Grade Registration for the 2017-18 School Year

We are already planning for the Fall Semester and we are doing things a bit different. Van Nuys Middle School will have a school-wide registration for all of our students for the 2017-18 school year on the following dates from 9:00 – 12:00:

8th Graders: Wednesday, August 9th
7th Graders: Thursday, August 10th
6th Graders: Friday, August 11th

It is our plan that all students are ready on the first day of school with their schedule, books, uniforms, meal applications, and hall-locker assignments.

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All-School Jeopardy Competition

Middle-School Jeopardy

Thank You Parent Volunteers!!!

The PE Team

Middle-School Jeopardy

STEAM Magnet Event

Culmination

Students Vote in Mock Election

Pi (π) Day

Back-to-School Evening

Middle-School Jeopardy

The Quad

Drill-Team Jubilee

VNMS Drill Team

The Quad and Administration Building

Open House

Bridge Building

Roller Coaster Project - Magnet

LACMA Art Project

All-School Jeopardy Competition

Open House

100 Years and Counting

Our Annual All-School Jeopardy Tournament

Senior and Jazz Bands!

The Quad

Drill / Dance Team

LAPD Equestrian Unit Visits VNMS Jeopardy Program

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

8th-Grade Science Experiment

The Garden from ENRICH LA

Guitar Classes

ENRICH LA - Valued Community Partner!

Jazz Band - Art Walk - 2016

Open House

Wind-Powered Vehicles

Mr. Ken Hyatt - Band Director

Students Vote in Mock Election

8th-Grade Science

Students Vote in Mock Election

Wind-Powered Vehicles

VEA Malibu Lagoon Field Trip

LAPD Equestrian Unit Visits VNMS Jeopardy Program

Pi (π) Day / Parent Volunteers

Students Vote in Mock Election

Martin Crowe, 8th-Grade Counselor

All-School Jeopardy Competition

Students Vote in Mock Election

Students Vote in Mock Election

8th-Grade Science

Physical Education - Trust & Teamwork Unit

Technology in the Classroom-History 7

Pi (π) Day

8th-Grade Culmination

The PE Team!

8th-Grade Science

VEA Malibu Lagoon Field Trip

Culmination 2016

Welcome To VNMS

Students Vote in Mock Election

8th-Grade Science

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News & Announcements

6th, 7th, and 8th-Grade Registration for the 2017-18 School Year

We are already planning for the Fall Semester and we are doing things a bit different. Van Nuys Middle School will have a school-wide registration for all of our students for the 2017-18 school year on the following dates from 9:00 – 12:00:

8th Graders: Wednesday, August 9th
7th Graders: Thursday, August 10th
6th Graders: Friday, August 11th

It is our plan that all students are ready on the first day of school with their schedule, books, uniforms, meal applications, and hall-locker assignments.

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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Teachers and Staff Honored, Appreciated, and Recognized on Friday May 26th!

Van Nuys Middle School Teachers and Staff were honored on Friday, May 26th, with an Appreciation and Recognition Assembly. Present at the assembly were Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Michelle King; our Local District Superintendent, Ms. Linda Del Cueto; our Academic Chief of Staff, Dr. Frances Gipson; Board Members, and several LAUSD directors and coordinators. In addition, several state and local politicians were represented.

A special thank you goes to Ms. Candy Williams of Empowered Gifts. Without your vision and amazing energy, this day of appreciation and recognition would not have been possible.

Thank You Dunkin' Donuts For Appreciating and Supporting Our Teachers & Staff

Last week was Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week across the country. At Van Nuys Middle School Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks donated to our staff for morning coffee and donuts on two different days. The week culminated with a Teacher/Staff lunch BBQ on Friday, May 5th.

Thank you Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks for all you do in appreciating and supporting our teachers and staff!

Cristina Serrano, Principal

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 secure...it is personalized to your child...and it is custom-­‐made for YOU, our parents and guardians.

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

Congratulations!!!
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!

Tutoring!

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 clu0170@lausd.net.

Mornings:

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


Afternoons:

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

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Calendar of Events

8th Grade Registration
Date: 8/9/2017, 8 AM 12 PM
7th Grade Registration
Date: 8/10/2017, 8 AM 12 PM
6th Grade Orientation
Date: 8/11/2017
Pupil Free Day
Date: 8/14/2017
First Day of School - Fall 2017
Date: 8/15/2017
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
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
Mustang Pride!