Principal - Rod Baruta's message for the 2018-2019 school year.
As we prepare for what promises to be another exciting year, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome both new and returning students, as well as parents to Springvalley Middle School.
The start of a new school year is always filled with the promise, excitement and anticipation for students of what the school year has in store for them. During this time, I would encourage you to talk to your child about the goals they want to set for themselves for the upcoming year. Be it academic, extra-curricular or personal, students are far more likely to experience success if they have clear targets in mind for what they would like to accomplish. As the year progresses, take a moment from time to time to revisit the goals your child has set for themselves. By periodically checking in with them, it demonstrates to your child that the goals they have set are not simply a one-time statement that isn't followed through on; rather they serve as an important road map that you value and want to support them in accomplishing.
In further support of each student, I encourage all parents and guardians to take an active role in our school, be it by joining our Parent Advisory Council, volunteering in the school with teams and clubs, or simply by maintaining open lines of communication in the interests of supporting each and every student as they progress through their education.
Finally, as the new school year begins, I very much look forward to all the that year holds in store for us and hope for nothing but success for each and every member of our community as we make the journey together through the middle years!
Mr. R. Baruta
SMS is a nut aware school. Please try not to send any nut or peanut products to school for snack time or lunchtime as we have several students in the school who are allergic to nuts and peanuts. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
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At Springvalley Middle School we strive to help all students R.E.A.C.H. their potential!
A person who analyzes, makes connections, inferences, asks questions, and transfers knowledge through Critical Thinking and Problem Solving; Open Mindedness and Reflection; and, Flexibility and Adaptability
A person who is engaged, resilient and seeks to understand through Literacy, Numeracy, and Subject Competencies; Information; Media and Technology Literacy; Self-Direction, Work Ethic and Accountability; Healthy Lifestyle; and, Financial Literacy
A person who sees possibilities and generates original ideas with value through Curiosity and Imagination; Creativity, Design, and Performance; and, Initiative and Entrepreneurship
A person who excels at working with others to create new understanding through Appreciating Diversity; Effective Communication; Interdependence; and, Relationship Building