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By: Timothy Blake

Boys & Girls Club Bus for Tuesday, September 20


Due to a concern with the bus company, instead of an "extra bus" for the Boys & Girls Club, this afternoon students going to the Boys & Girls Club will be split between 6 different buses that will all take students to the B & G Club.

Box Tops

Similar to many of our elementary schools, Sky View will be doing Box Tops as well this school year.  We will also be offering prizes for kids who participate.  Go to the PT portion of our school website for more details.  The PTO site is under SVMS info.

Open House Information


Please check out our website... go to SVMS Info & then Events to learn more about Open House for the 17-18 school year.

Bus Update, Tuesday, September 5th


To help alleviate overcrowding on Bus #27 & Bus #28, the bus company has arranged for a bus to take some students from both Bus #27 & Bus #28 on a separate bus.  This different bus will take students to the Boys & Girls Club and then will take students to their regular bus stops.

Boys & Girls Club


The Boys & Girls Club begins Tuesday, September 5th.  Students may ride one of three buses to the Boys & Girls Club.

Hot Spot?


Thank you everyone for their patience in advance.  Currently SV has been without the internet since Thursday, August 24.  It has been difficult to operate as usual.  For today, Tuesday, August 29th, our secretarial staff is working in a different building to help us prepare for the new school year.  If you did not receive a team/homeroom notification, please email Mr. Blake, Mr. Nebel, or Ms. Squires.  We are working off a hot spot in the office currently.  Thanks!

Bus Routes & First Day Information


Please look under "SVMS Info" and then "First Day of School" for much information about Sky View.  This includes hours, where to be dropped off, etc.  There is also a section for busing where all of the routes for LPS are posted.  We will post just the SV routes when all of our technology is working at SV,  Thank for your patience in advance!

School Hours


For kids the day is officially 7:45-2:15. Kids go to homeroom at 7:30 and we begin dismissal at 2:20. Anyone who is not in homeroom at 7:45 is late and families will end up with an attendance call if a student does not go to the main office to check in at 7:45.

Team & HR Assignments


Please remember that these will be mailed out this week.  Please do not contact the school by phone for team and homeroom assignments.  If your assignment is not received by Monday, August 28, please contact the school by phone for a team or homeroom assignment.

New Lunch Prices


Lunch & breakfast prices have increased 25 cents for 2017-2018.  Here are the prices:
Student Lunch       $3.00 (reduced = $0.40)
Student Breakfast $1.75 (reduced = $0.30)
Applications for for Free/Reduced lunch program can be picked up in the Sky View main office or at the Parent Information Center (PIC) at 24 Church Street.

Team & Homeroom Notifications


Team and homeroom notifications will not reach homes during the week of August 14th.  Due to many reasons over the summer, we have been unable to complete all team & homeroom assignments.  These assignments will be finalized during the week of August 14th and mailed out the week of August 21st.  If time becomes more of a concern, the school will work on an electronic solution to send home this important information.

Summer Reading


A reminder to all Sky View families that your summer reading assignment will be collected during the first week back to school.  Information about summer reading can be found on this website under the heading "SVMS Info".  

Advanced Learning/LEAP


Advanced learning (LEAP) letters were sent out to incoming 6th grade students on Friday, July 21. Please contact the main office regarding any questions or concerns.  978-534-7780 x1110.  For students entering 7th grade & 8th grade, class assignments/recommendations will remain the same as the previous school year.  Please contact the school with any questions or concerns.

Foreign Language Classes & Letters


Letters recommending 6th grade students to Foreign Language in 7th grade for the 17-18 school year were mailed out to families Saturday, July 22.  Foreign language for students in grades 6-8 may be negatively impacted due to budgetary concerns.  A message will come from the school/district in the near future regarding foreign language at the middle school level.

Summer Help & Hours


During the summer days, the best way to get a hold of anyone in the building is through email. There are currently no secretaries working summer hours.  There is only one custodian on duty between 6:00-2:00, so he may be hard to find.  The best way to contact the school is through email at timothy.blake@leominster.mec.edu.  You may also leave a message at 978-534-7780 x1110.  Thanks for your patience.

Final Day = 1/2 Day


Just a quick reminder that the final day of school is a half day.  Dismissal is at 10:50.

8th Grade BBQ Donations


We are looking for donations of water & flavored water for the BBQ.  Donations can be dropped off anytime before Wednesday morning at 10:00. Also, if you could loan out your cooler, filled with ice, for Wednesday morning. that would be great as well.  If you want to donate ice or an empty cooler, we will take whatever you can offer.  Thanks!

7th Grade Family Assist


We still need up to 7 seventh grade families to volunteer their time to help us out at Sky View on Wednesday, June 21.  We need helping setting up and serving food for the 8th grade BBQ.  Please contact the office if you can help out.  Thanks!

Suspected case of Chicken Pox


This message is to inform you that a member of the Sky View community has been diagnosed with a suspected case of Chickenpox.  A letter has been sent out via email and is available on the Sky View website.  If you have any concerns, please call the school nurse, Lisa Mueller at 978-534- 7780, ext. 3 or the nurse leader, Cathy Gaudet at 978-534- 7700 ext. 323.

Grade 8 Dance Tickets on Sale Now

The annual grade 8 dance is fast approaching!  Tickets are on sale now in the main office for the June 21 event.  Tickets are $8 and students must have a permission slip signed in order to purchase.  This is considered a graduation event, so current Sky View 8th grade students only, please.


5th Grade Move Up Days


5th Grade students who will be attending Sky View will come check out The View during the week of June 5th.  JA & FD will come on up on Tuesday, June 6.  NW will come on down Wednesday, June 7.  Please ask your 5th Grader what they thought about the tour.  We look forward to meeting parents as well in the near future.

Award Winning


Congratulations to Ms. Rita DeOliveira for winning a Linda Schulman Innovation Award for the 17-18 school year.  We're looking forward to the innovative project titled Homework Hotline for English Learners.

Chris Herren at The View


On Friday, June 2 Chris Herren will be a guest speakers for just our Grade 8 students.  The event is not open to the public.  Please contact the school regarding any question you may have about his presentation.  You can find out more information at www.theherrenproject.org

Parents or students can reach out to Chris at THP@theherrenproject.org

8th Grade DC Trip Info?


We changed the website around.  Look under SVMS Info for the Birthday Cake Icon.  Click on the Cake which stands for events and you'll find the DC Trip information there.

Bus #26- Tuesday, May 30


Bus #26 is running late.  Students will be coming home, albeit late.  Thanks for your patience in advance.

8th Grade Graduation is the 8th Grade Awards Assembly


8th Grade families will begin to receive ticket information on Friday, May 26.  Please pay close attention to the documents that will be listed under SVMS Info and Graduation.  Look for the graduation cap icon in the menu.

Phones Down


Sorry for the disruption.  Phone service is down on Tuesday afternoon around 3:30.  It should be back up shortly.

Parent Liaison


While we should have made the announcement long ago, Sky View has a parent liaison.  Ms. Susana Lyons has been at Sky View since February and has already made contact with many of our families.  Please read her letter of introduction on the front page of our school website.  Also, she has a brief questionnaire regarding workshops and trainings for families.  If you are interested, please return these if at all possible by Friday , May 19th.

Bus Delays- Wednesday, May 10


There is a pole down near Hamilton Street which is causing a delay for many of our school buses.

Bus Delays- Monday, May 8


There will be delays since buses are combining routes this afternoon.  The following buses will be affected:

Bus 31A & Bus 20 will combine routes

Bus 31B & Bus 19 will combine routes

8th Grade Math MCAS- Computer Practice Test?


8th grade Math teachers have reviewed the online tools with the students and feel confident that their kids know how to use all of the tools.  We do have two classes who want to try the practice test which we will allow.  Otherwise, one less test for the kids.

ELA MCAS is done!


We had excellent attendance for our ELA MCAS which took place before and after April break.  We will continue make ups this week, but there are not too many to do.  Thanks for your support!

Email Down


Most of the April break our school email has been down.  Sorry if we have not been able to respond to any questions you may have.  See you Monday morning!

Main Office Coverage


A quick update from the main office.  We now have after school coverage until 3:30 each school day.  Mr. Doug Vargo will fill in until the end of the school year.  Thanks for your patience during this transition.

Report Card Day


Tuesday was third term report card day.  Please sign and return your child's report card to his/her homeroom teacher.

21st Century Student Survey


We are conducting a brief student survey regarding what kids like to do after school on Wednesday morning.  A copy of the survey has been emailed home and is found at the bottom of this web page.  Sorry for the short notice but the timeline was tight.  Please contact the main office with any concerns.  Thanks in advance for your cooperation!

VIEWpoint Day & Raindrop Rundown


On Friday April 14th, we will have 2 events during our 1/2 day of school.  First think is we will complete our annual Rain Drop Run Down.  This run/walk up & down Kennedy Way will be first thing in the morning and help raise funds and goods for Ginny's Food Pantry.  Second, this will be our final VIEWpoint working day.  After school vacation we will announce where and when students will share their VIEWpoint projects.

ALICE Training


All staff members have been ALICE trained at Sky View.  Now that we have been trained, we are going to train the students as well in this emergency protocol.  Students will be learning about ALICE and not conducting a "live drill".  Please look under SVMS Info for the section regarding "Emergency Protocols & procedures".  All information we will be sending home and sharing with students is already posted on this portion of the website.  We will also be contacting homes by phone and email regarding the training that will take place at the end of the week of March 27th.

MCAS 2.0


MCAS testing will begin in April.  There is a section of the website under SVMS Info titles MCAS where we post testing announcements, parent letters, and schedules.  We have emailed a schedule home to families and will send a paper copy home with students the week of March 27th.

Main Office after 2:30


Currently we are in the process of hiring a new secretary which means we do not have as much coverage in the main office after 2:30 each day.  If we miss you or miss your call, we apologize in advance.  Thanks for your patience!

Bus 23 - Lawrence Street Construction

Families living on Lawrence Street, or anyone with a bus stop on Lawrence Street, should be aware that construction detours this afternoon (3-20-17) may prevent these stops from being reached.  Bus 23 will get your children as close to their actual stops as possible, but may need to drop students off at the top and the bottom of Lawrence Street.  It is unknown at this time if construction detours will continue through the week or not.  Thank you for understanding.


Acadia Institute of Oceanography


Congrats to Giomar Arman who was awarded a scholarship toward camp this summer. Gio wants to become a marine bioengineer and attend MIT.   The camp will be in June and Gio will get to study marine biology.  When you next see Gio, please congratulate him on this accomplishment!


Thanks to DA Joe Early Jr. for speaking to our 7th and 8th grades about good choices on line.

Thanks also to ADA Janet Miller (not pictured) who spoke to our 7th & 8th grade about staying safe online.

Here are our SV Wrestling State Champs.  We are proud of their accomplishments.

If you meet these two in the hallway, I would not take one of these two stances, you will be pinned quickly!

Grade 8 Course Selection

It's an exciting time for our 8th Graders here at Sky View, as the LHS Guidance Department visits on Thursday, March 2, to begin course selections for next year!  During an extended homeroom, each grade 8 student will select core classes, based on teacher recommendations, and list their preferences for electives.  

Parents: ask your 8th grade student to see his/her Course Selection paperwork Thursday afternoon.  These need to be signed and returned to Sky View by Monday, March 6!


Sky View Winter Concert


Thank you to Ms. Marso, Ms. LeMay, students, and families for a successful Winter Concert.  We have a video of the concert under SVMS Info and then under Music.  Please check it out.  The band & chorus sound great!


Spelling Bee Top 3

Congrats to our top 3 finishers at the Spelling Bee.  Your efforts were truly impressive!

Spelling Bee Champ

Here's our back to back champion.  On to the city finals!

Academic At-Risk Notifications


During the week of February 13th, SV will be sending home academic at-risk letters to families.  For students who are academically at risk, families will receive a letter inviting families in for a meeting with the principal.  Families may schedule a morning meeting with the principal if they wish.  If a student is already on track to fail a class for the year, the teacher team will send home a second, different letter to establish an "Action Plan" for the student.  Families are invited to be a part of the Action Plan.  Please click on "SVMS Info" and then click on "Grades" for further information and sample letters.

CTEi Grade 8 Training Program begins

Monday, February 6, is the first day of the new CTEi Grade 8 Training Program.  A bus will pick up 16 Sky View students around 8:30 and bring them to the Center for Technical Education Innovation at Leominster High School.  These select students will spend an hour and a half learning about the training and getting to know the newly built training stations that they'll use for the 8-week program.  For Sky View, the program runs every Monday and Tuesday through April 4.  See more under SVMS Info on this site.

Friday, February 3rd


On Friday February 3rd we will have an extended homeroom period.  Teachers will check in with students to see if they have any questions or concerns from Thursday.  After a check in with students, we will move into our previously scheduled Patriots Day Picture Contest.  Each academic team will take a picture before entering into the 1st period class.  The winning pic will end up in the Sentinel & Enterprise.  Students should wear their red, white, & blue or Patriots gear on Friday.

Black Out Bullying

Thanks to all students for participating in Black Out Bullying Day on 1/25!

Black Out Bullying

Whole homerooms Participated...

Black Out Bullying

Check out the participation at lunch.  It looked the same for all 3 student lunches!

Term 2 Report Cards


Term 2 Report Cards went home on Tuesday, January 31st.  Please sign and return the report card and contact the school with any questions or concerns.

Africa Project 6th Grade

Congrats to the 6th graders who completed and exhibited their learning about Africa.

Appetizer, Dinner, & Desert

Thanks to Mr. Grossman, Mr. Koen, & Mr. LeClair for inviting families to SV and thanks to families for coming.  Much appreciated!

Winter Carnival Volunteers


We are not far away from our largest school wide event of the year.  We love having students come volunteer at the Carnival for parts of the day (or the whole day).  Please check out the flyer on the website.  We are also giving interested kids the same flyer.  If the kids say that of they volunteer they are entered into a raffle to throw a pie at the principal, that is true!


Random Selections


Families may hear of different assessments taking place at Sky View.  SV has been selected for a test and a survey.  Please read a brief description of each.  In both cases, not all students are taking a test or a survey.  There is information for each event under SVMS Info.

NAEP Testing


About 60 randomly selected 8th graders have been randomly selected to take part in this assessment known as the Nation's Report Card.

Health Survey


About 50 randomly selected 7th & 8th graders have been randomly selected to take part in the Youth Health Survey.  The school can provide you with a copy of the survey.

Lost Boys of Sudan


During our 6th grade study of Africa in Social Studies classes, our 6th grade Social Studies staff was able to have a "Lost Boy" present at Sky View.  Civil War drove an estimated 20,000 young boys from their families and villages in southern Sudan.  Our students got to hear a first hand account of this historical event and learn some of the Lost Boys, weren't boys!

Parent Panel on Immigration


On what could be a new tradition to correspond to our 8th grade reading of "Inside Out and Back Again," we had a parent panel on Thursday, December 22nd to talk about immigrating to the United States.  Thanks to all of our Sky View families who agreed to tell their heartfelt stories.

CTEi: New program coming

December 21, at the View, a representative from CTEi spoke to a select group of grade 8 students about a new program that is planned to launch during Term 3 (starting around the end of January).  Students who participated were nominated by their Team teachers as those students who were interested and could succeed in the rigorous CTEi environment.  Stay tuned for more info as the program takes shape over the next month!

Caring Hall of Fame


Former Sky View student, Kylee McCumber, just made it into the National Caring Hall of Fame.  Senators Bob Dole & Tom Daschle made the announcement recently.  Check out the details in this article you can copy & paste into your browser:

http://blogs.sentinelandenterprise.com/communityconversations/2016/12/19/kylee-mccumber-honored-for-her-karing-ways/

Congrats Kylee!

Caroling?


If you were at Sky View on Monday the 19th, you may have bumped into some carolers.... it may happen again on Tuesday the 20th!

Dress Warm Please!


It will be "wicked cold" Friday morning. Please make sure your loved one is dressed warm.  Coats, gloves, hats, etc.... please wear them all!

8th Grade Student of the Month


Apologies for missing Student of the Month for Grade 8.  You are all wonderful role models in our school and your families should be proud.  Thursday morning the principal was at his own son's third grade holiday show.... very exciting!

Term 2 Progress Reports


Progress Reports for Term #2 are being sent home with students on Wednesday, December 14th. Please sign and return to your child's homeroom teacher.  If you have questions and/or concerns, please contact your child's teacher or the main office.

Student of the Month

Hard to believe, but it's already that time:  Our first Student of the Month ceremonies will be held this week!  Three times a year we take the time to honor some of our students who have really "stepped-up" and shown true dedication to one (or more!) of our core values: Respect, Responsibility, and Creativity.  Ceremonies are held at 8am each day in our cafeteria and each ceremony is followed by breakfast treats for our winners and families.

Wednesday, December 14 - Grade 7

Thursday, December 15 - Grade 8

Friday, December 16 - Grade 6


Snow Day & After School Activities


No school on Monday and no practices, clubs activities, or anything after school on Monday as well.  See you all Tuesday!

If your child is in Art class...


Check out what he/she may be creating... when I was there, I did not see one balloon pop. Impressive!

Bus Fees


During the week of December 12th, 7th and 8th grade families who have not yet paid the bus fee will be sent a letter regarding payment.  A copy of the letter is on our school website under SVMS Info and then buses.  If the fee is not collected by the school, students will not be able to ride the bus after Wednesday, January 4th.  Please review the letter and please contact the school with any questions.

8th Grade Family Reminder


Each 8th grade team will be heading to CTEi to check out the offerings at the Center for Technical Education and Innovation.  Please check the school calendar for the day your child will leave Sky View for a morning tour of CTEi.

SBIRT screenings continue


We will continue our SBIRT screenings of grade 8 P.E. students on Monday, December 5.  All grade 8 students will be screened during their P.E. classes by the end of the school year.  Please review the SBIRT details, including the parent letter that went home in September, in our Health section under SVMS Info.

Welcome Back


We are happy to welcome back Ms. LeMay from her maternity leave.  We will resume our after school Select Chorus and General Chorus rehearsals the week of December 5th.

Very Thankful


Thank you to the Sky View community who donated a ton of food and over $300 to help restock Ginny's Food Pantry here in Leominster.  We will have a Spirit Week in December to help keep Ginny's stocked this holiday season.  Thanks for your help!

Sky/Sam Bowl... almost


Sky View is ready for flag football action and will scrimmage on Tuesday night at the Pop Warner Field on Litchfield Street. The Samoset Team is not quite ready and is looking the play the week after Thanksgiving.  Sky View will scrimmage tonight and we definitely have enough to scrimmage.  See you tonight at the Pop Warner Field.

Thank you!


Thank you to the Sky View Community for raising hundreds of dollars and helping to restock Ginny's Food Pantry.  Your generosity is much appreciated.  It was the coldest Trot we can remember, but that did not stop hundreds of kids from participating.  Check out the Sky View Twitter Feed or look for pictures under SVMS Info, under "Turkey Trot".

Chilly...


It looks like it may a be a cold Turkey Trot on Monday.  Please dress warm.  Sweatshirts, woolly hats, and any extra layer are recommended for the Trot.

If your child is on 7A or 7B...


We tested some mud bricks today.  We rolled, dunked, and saw how much weight they could hold.  I wonder next year if we could have a team wide mud brick structure contest....

Basketball Tryouts


We announced to the kids Thursday during lunches that there will be basketball tryouts after the Thanksgiving break.  Please go to the "Clubs" section of the website and then search for basketball.  All pertinent information and documents are posted there.  Students will need a "physical form"  in order to try out.

Mechanic Street Construction


There may be delays in the afternoon drop off on areas located close to Mechanic Street as their is paving occurring November 17-18.  Your child may be a few minutes late getting home on these two days.

Veterans Day


In honor of Veterans' Day, students from Sky View Middle School created cards thanking veterans for their service.  The cards will be handed out, this Friday, to local veterans at Texas Roadhouse.  Every Veterans' Day, the restaurant offers a free lunch to veterans in appreciation for their service.  Pictured:  Stacy O'Day and Sharyn Tomasso, Sky View Middle School teachers with Tiffany Mzeski, Service Manager, Texas Roadhouse

Reporting from the Sky View precinct...


We conducted a mock election in many of our classes on Monday and the results are...

Clinton  50%

Trump 36%

Johnson 11%

Stein 3%

Others 1%

The Wall That Heals


A special thanks to Troop 151 Leominster for giving well over 100 hours of community service at The Wall That Heals.  Troop 151 helped families, veterans, and friends locate names on the wall. They also helped organize ceremonies and assist many of our disabled veterans.  Ben Stanley & Jake Walls received the Vietnam Veterans Wall Foundation Challenge Coin for all of their hard work over the weekend.  Thanks also to Alex Driscoll, Anthony Palmariello, James Frye, Vincent Frye, & Taylor Hanks who are a part of Troop 151 and donated their time at The Wall That Heals.

Save a life?


Is your child in Health class during Cycle 2?  If so, ask what he/she learned on Friday.  It could quite literally save a life.

Can your child explain this?


If your child takes Spanish, ask him/her to describe a part of this or all of this.  Enjoy!

Parent Teacher Conferences


Please sign up for P/T Conferences through our online, Youcanbook.me, system.  You can find a link under SVMS Info and then under Parent-Teacher Conferences.  If you do not have an email address or can not access the internet, please contact the school and we will help you out.  

MAP Testing


With our wireless upgrade 90% complete, we will begin MAP testing for both English & Math during the week of October 31st.  Each team will have 4 sets of Chromebooks and two days to complete testing.  We will begin a soft launch of testing on October 31st since we have not tested with Chromebooks before. 

Halloween Monday

For those who do not know, we do indeed allow students to dress in costume during the school day for Halloween.  We always stress that the costume be “school appropriate,” which means:

·         No weapons.  If the costume comes with weapons, just leave them at home 

·         No masks on while in school.  Have a mask?  Certainly put it on quickly to show your friends or teachers before class, but then remove it for the day.

·         Make sure you will be comfortable in your costume for a full day of school.  For example, if you are going to wear a blow up sumo wrestler suit, you won’t be able to sit at your desk and, therefore, not school appropriate.

Lastly:  Yes, the rumors are true.  Gru will be back for Halloween and will be looking for Minions!  Students dressed as Minions may be in line for special awards, so tell those “I’m not sure what I’ll be” kids to be a minion!

November = Novel Writing Month


National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. The challenge: draft an entire novel during the month of November.  Participants begin writing November 1 and must finish by 11:59 PM on November 30.   Anyone is welcome to join Ms. Joly (8C ELA) to write this November. Sign up with ywp.nanowrimo.org to create an account. Select “Join your classroom” and enter in the code XYXNVHJY. Then get ready to write all of November! 

Bus #24 10/27


Bus #24 left Sky View 20 minutes late on Thursday.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

If you have a student taking Spanish class...


He/She might be doing more than learning to speak Spanish.  Please ask what is happening in class!

Welcome Ms. Akillian


Ms. Gayna Akillian is the maternity leave substitute teacher for Ms. LeMay.  If you wish to contact her, please call the school or you can reach her through email at gayna.akillian@leominster.mec.edu.  

If you have a 6th grader...


If your child attends a workshop class with his/her Social Studies teacher, ask about Trick or Treat for UNICEF on Halloween.  Students have been working on the question "Is Clean Water a Human Right?"  Part of the research has been on UNICEF and the impact this charity has worldwide.  Ask your 6th grader about it today!

SBIRT Screenings continue


We will continue our SBIRT screenings of grade 8 P.E. students on Tuesday, October 25.  All grade 8 students will be screened during their P.E. classes by the end of the school year.  Please visit the SBIRT information, including the parent letter that went home last month, in our Health section under SVMS Info.


XC Practice Cancelled 10/21 & 10/25


Coach Harris can not hold practice on Friday or Monday.  We still have our scheduled meet on Wednesday, 10/27.

PTO Sponsored Magazine Drive


The annual magazine drive kicks off Friday, October 21st.  This year you can get more than magazines through the magazine drive.  Please check it out.

Staff ALICE Training


On Wednesday, October 19th, the SV Staff will be conducting ALICE training with the Leominster Police Department after school. There should be no students after school for extra help on Wednesday.  If you do come to the school for any reason after school, please do not be alarmed by the police presence.  Thanks for your patience in advance.

Field Hockey Anyone?


The Leominster High School Field Hockey program would like to invite you to join them Wednesday night  as they play rival Fitchburg HS on the turf at Doyle Field. Varsity game is at 7:00 pm and JV game starts at 5:30.  The coaches and players would love to show you what field hockey is all about!  We look forward to seeing you all there!  If you have questions, contact Lee Beaulac at lee.beaulac@leominster.mec.edu.
Go Blue Devils!

Welcome Back!


Welcome back to Ms. Perry who was very busy on maternity leave.  When 7B families ask their child what happened in school today, hopefully he/she will note that Ms. Perry came back instead of saying "Nothing".  "Nothing" seems to be what my own children say everyday.  Hopefully you get more details!

PARCC & MCAS Student Results


We received student results this week and have finished unpacking the results.  Student results will be sent home on Friday.  Please ask your child for the report.

Bus #24, October 13, Afternoon Run


Just letting you know Bus #24 left about 5 minutes late this afternoon.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Wifi Construction Continues


Thursday will be a regular day at The View,  On Friday, there will be some disruptions in our network which will affect different areas of the building throughout the day.

Updated School Network


Beginning Tuesday and lasting throughout the week, we will be receiving  a much needed wireless upgrade at Sky View.  Please know this means that there will be no network throughout much of the week.  If you try to text your child and they don't text you back, I'm sure your child is fine, there is just no Wi-Fi.

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School Pictures


School pictures should be coming home Thursday, if not, then when students get back to school on Tuesday.  There will be picture retakes in case your child was absent or if you are not thrilled with your child's picture. Picture retakes will be October 26th.

New Morning Bus Times


The morning buses now have adjusted pick up times.  Please see the new schedule in the Buses block under SVMS Info.  Afternoon drop off times remain unchanged.


Discussion Wednesday about "clowns"


At lunches today, Mr. Nebel spoke to all students about the recent “scary clown” stories in the news.  Students have been discussing these stories and questioning their teachers.  The overall message to students is that these stories have mostly been proven false.

Unfortunately, many social media accounts have been created to follow these stories, most of which are making light of the reports.  These sites allow users to post comments and there have been instances of Leominster students posting inappropriate and insensitive messages, such as asking the “clowns” to visit our schools.  Students were told that they should not be involved in posting such messages.

Social media sites can be valuable and powerful communication tools, but they also can cause panic and anxiety when misinformation is shared/posted.  Therefore, we ask for your continued support when rumors occur.  We are asking you as parents/guardians to talk to your children about social media and how they should handle concerning posts or information that causes them anxiety.

 Please feel free to contact your school administrators if you have any questions or concerns.  Student safety is our top priority and we value your continued support in this effort.


All City Musical Fundraiser


Our All City Musical Group is preparing for the big show.  If you would like to participate in their calendar fundraiser, check out the Clubs section of our website and then click on All-City Musical for the raffle.  The same raffle information is also available through our school calendar.  Thanks in advance for supporting our great kids!

After School Chorus Cancelled


For the rest of the month we are cancelling after school chorus, both Select Chorus and General Chorus.  Baby time is so for Ms. LeMay.  We are actively looking for her maternity leave.  Thanks for your patience in advance.

Progress Report Day


Students should be bringing home a progress report today.  Each team will have something for students  to sign in to ensure you have seen their progress report.  Please ask your child for it when he/she comes home today.

Morning Buses


Some buses may be a few minutes later than normal beginning 9/27.  We have been working with First Student so the buses do not come too early.  Besides Bus #31A which does two runs, we are looking for buses to arrive at Sky View between 7:20-7:30.

SBIRT Screenings begin


This Tuesday, September 27, the first round of our SBIRT screenings will begin.  If you have an 8th grader currently taking P.E., he/she may be in the first group (all 8th graders will be screened during P.E. classes by the end of the school year).  Please see the SBIRT information in our Health section under SVMS Info.


You have SV gear yet?


If not, get some!  Please make checks payable to Sky View Middle School.  Proceeds to support the Student Council & the SV Basketball teams.

Candles?

  

The Yankee Candle Fundraiser has begun.  Please check out the sebsite for ordering information.  Paper copies have been sent home as well.

Select Chorus Cancelled Friday 9/23


Sorry!   Ms. LeMay is not in today & Mr. Blake, nor Mr. Nebel, should lead Select Chorus.

Lots of great VIEWpoint work today!


We have kids planning on building apps, taking apart small engines, dancing, creating murals, public service announcements, awareness of their passionate causes, videos, and many more ideas!  Great first day!

Bus #27 9/21


Bus #27 arrived late and left The View 10 minutes late on Wednesday.  Sorry for the delay!

No X-C Meet Tuesday (or Wednesday)


Many kids mentioned there may be a meet today.  The meet will be on 9/28.

Half Day Wednesday


We dismiss at 10:50 on half days.  If you are picking up your child, please be at The View at 11:00.

X-C Practice is on


It may be rainy but X-C practice is still on for Monday afternoon, September 19th.

Hunger Walk = Success!


Thanks to the Sky View community for supporting our Hunger Walk to fight Hunger in our Community.  Kylee's Kare Kitz continues to flourish here at The View.  Your support truly has a positive impact in our community.  Click Youth Venture for more pics!

Be on time...


The hill will be closed Friday morning during our Hunger Walk (8:00-9:30) so please be on time or you will be stuck!

Email Messages


Please keep checking your email as we have been sending home messages.  Soon you will receive Open House information.  Looking forward to see you on 9/22 or 9/29, depending on which grade your child is in.

Anonymous Alerts


We met with all students today regarding bullying and harassment.  If you or your child has an electronic device, we even gave them an app to download.  Go to SVMS Info on our website and then go to Stop Bullying to learn more.  Please ask your child what they learned during the day on Tuesday regarding Anonymous Alerts.

Webmaster

We are looking for a veteran Youth Venture student to help us maintain the Youth Venture portion of our school website.  If interested, see Mr. Blake.

Picture Day is 9/19


Homeroom teachers will be sending home forms this week.  You may have already received an email from Lifetouch as well.

Friday Morning, September 9th

Thank you for your cooperation with Bus #32 this morning which was quite late.  We were in communication with the bus company as well regarding the concern.  Thanks again to parents who brought their child to school since the bus was late.

September 11th Observed at SVMS

Please check out a new block on our front page that describes how we observe September 11th at Sky View and the community service project we undertake during the month of September.

No School Monday, September 5th

Remember to set at least one alarm for Tuesday morning.  See you back at The View Tuesday!

Overhead disruption?

Throughout the week classes have been "disrupted" when overhead projectors have been installed in classrooms.  Students have had classes in common areas and our outside classroom.  That's a win-win!  Installation is just about complete.

Fire Drill

It is customary during the first three days of school to have a fire drill.  We had ours today.  It was just a drill and the kids behaved well.  

Smooth Sailing

On Day #2 all buses were on time and all of students moved through lunch lines quickly.  Kudos to grade 6, they did so well we had time for trivia at the end of lunch.

1st Day Assembly


We will be meeting with all students during the first day to introduce members of the main office and support staff.  At this time we will review expectations for students at SVMS.  See if your child can remember many, or all of the names!

Schedules?

Students will receive these on the 1st day.


Where to go in the morning?

6th grade to the gym, 7th grade to the Pocket Theater, 8th grade to the Cafeteria.



Drop off & Pick up?

School is from 7:45-2:15.  Please drop off at 7:30 and 2:20.  This way your child won't be late.

For some first day reminders, please check out the "First Day" section under SVMS Info.  We also have bus routes posted under "Buses" on the SVMS Info tab.

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