“All the World’s A Stage”
On November 16th, the VCMS Musical Revue club performed “All the World’s a Stage”, an original show that blended elements of Shakespeare and the songs of Taylor Swift.
The students all worked together to develop ideas for the script, staging and choreography based on the theme “a play within a play”. It was a fantastic process that culminated in an exciting show, and Mr. Gonzales is very proud of their creativity, thoughtfulness, and enthusiastic support of each other.
Congratulations, Rockin’ Readers!
Congratulations to Sileena Sims, Summer Jamieson, Nadia Kuen, Benson Walsh, Angelo Ticker, Abigail Hoover, Ashlyn McPhillips, Jocelyn Braun, Payton Ellison, Molly Trafton, Dakota Kessler, Lily Killiea, Luis Cajamarca, Naomi Glover, Hazel Schultz, Audrey Maher, Lily Horton, Joseph Talboty
Any student who would like to join the program should talk to their ELA teacher!
October Students of the Month
Parent Teacher Conferences
Our upcoming Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on the evening of Monday, November 20th from 6:00pm to 8:30 pm and Tuesday, November 21st from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Monday evening families will be able to schedule an IN PERSON conference from 6:00pm to 7:20pm and VIRTUAL from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. Tuesday’s conferences will be IN PERSON from 8:00am to 11:20am and VIRTUAL from 11:30am to 4:00pm. Lunch for staff will be from 12:00 to 12:45pm.
In an effort to streamline the process and make it most convenient for parents and guardians, we will be using an online scheduling program called “Pick-A-Time,” which will enable you to schedule your own appointment using a home computer or other electronic device. Attached to this letter you will find steps necessary to schedule your conferences. Once scheduled, you will be able to print a full schedule of what you have chosen. Access to this website will be available starting Monday, October 30th through Thursday, November 16th. Information is available on the Middle School home page and will be posted on your child’s Google Classroom and on Valley Central social media.
**When parents schedule their appointment with the team, they will automatically be scheduled with their child’s core team teachers covering Math, Science, English, and Social Studies teachers. Some exceptions may apply, but parents will be able to see these from the scheduling screen. If a student is a part of a collaborative class, the special education teacher will be included in these team meetings also. All other teachers can be scheduled individually. Special area classes are scheduled with the individual teacher.
If you schedule virtual conferences, it is advised that you email yourself your schedule from the Pick-A-Time scheduling screen. This will provide an email containing all your Google Meet live links to your appointments. On the date and time of your appointments, please join each Google Meets through this email. During these times you will be provided with an opportunity for a private conference with your child’s teacher(s). Each parent-teacher conference is limited to ten minutes.
Please note Pick-A-Time will only allow you to schedule one appointment per teacher per student and one team per student. For students who have collaborative teachers, the program will schedule both teachers at the same time. If you need to cancel or change appointments, you must do it in Pick-A-Time and give at least 24 hours notice.
We believe that direct and personal communication with your child’s teachers is vital to their success. We encourage you to participate in these parent-teacher conferences. If for some reason you cannot attend, please be reminded that you are welcome to call the Middle School throughout the school year to meet or speak with any staff member.
If you have any questions or problems with scheduling, such as multiple children, co-parenting or technology concerns, please contact Amanda Collins at email@example.com.