POJOAQUE VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL (PVMS)

Office: (505) 455-2238    Fax: (505) 455-3392   School Hours: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM   School Begins: 7:30 AM

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Mr. Mario Vigil

Email: mtv@pvs.k12.nm.us

As principal of Pojoaque Valley Middle School, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year. All teachers and staff are excited and eager to work with your child in helping them experience success in a safe learning environment. While students may face academic challenges, our teaching staff, counselors, and support staff are prepared to implement research based best practices and will work with all students in meeting their academic and socio-emotional needs.

It is absolutely necessary that schools partner with families in making sure our students are adequately prepared for high school and post secondary education and training. We encourage you to have conversations with your children about school. Ask your child, “Let’s see what you brought home.” “Show me what you have for homework.” “Describe a book or passage you enjoyed today.” Tell me what you learned that you’d like to know more about.” “What made you laugh?”How were you kind or helpful today?” Please encourage your child to read at home. By doing so, your child can learn new words and ideas and be more exposed to more complicated plots. Have your child jot down questions, words to discuss, or facts he or she would like to know more about.

Another key to success is excellent attendance. Being in school every day means your child will not miss out on learning. Try to schedule appointments and family trips outside of school hours. Absence should only take place due to illness or family emergency. Please remember to notify the office of an absence and send a note or  email to PVMS following the absence.

 

Later this week, students will receive their student ID. The ID must be attached to a lanyard around the student’s neck and worn at all times. Replacement IDs will be $5.00 and can be purchased through our bookkeeper.  Weekly newsletters will be emailed to parents beginning mid September. Newsletters are designed to inform families of the week’s academic instruction and make great conversation pieces with your child. Ask your child to go into further detail of what’s included in the newsletter.

It is an honor to serve you and your child. Never hesitate to reach out to us if you have questions or concerns at (505) 455-2238 or mtv@pvs.k12.nm.us.

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Daily Bulletin

Click here for the Daily Bulletin for Pojoaque Valley Middle School.

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School Calendar

Click here for the 2019-2020 school calendar.

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Before & After School Program

Pojoaque Valley School District provides a safe and enriching daycare environment and quality program for grades K-8.  Click here for more information.

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School Menus

Click here for information on our food services, including meals costs, menus, how to apply for free and reduced meals, and to sign up for pre-paid meals through My School Bucks.

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Contact the Nurses Office

Contact Ms. Donna Herrera, Health Assistant at (505) 455-2238 or dmh@pvs.k12.nm.usClick here for more information.

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Bus Routes and Info

Click here for information on bus routes and other important information about our bus transportation service.

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Parent/Student Handbook

Click here to download the Parent/Student Handbook for 2019-20.


Online Resources
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Reading Plus

There is a new Reading initiative between the 7th and 8th Grade English Department and the company, Reading Plus. This program will be part of our Response to Intervention (RTI) goals to help our scholars improve reading fluency, stamina, and comprehension.  Please take a moment to review the information provided here to become more acquainted with this powerful tool designed to meet each individual’s scholar’s reading needs and interests.

Program Overview

In addition, your scholar can access this website at home and continue to proceed through their individualized reading program. The more they do, the more improvements will be seen. Most scholars have completed the initial Insight assessment, and this information is available to you online.  Please have your scholar log on at the following address, and select students. Their password is their Student ID number and their password is their last name.

Reading Plus Login Information

Log-In to Reading Plus

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Imagine Math

This is a great resource that we have been using in the classroom once a week. I am encouraging students to use this at home also. There is an app they can download for their smartphone which makes it more accessible. They each have their username and password so they can log in.  As they log on and complete lessons this will count towards their class grade. I am also giving an award and a prize per 9 week grading period to the student with the most points and lessons passed.

Click here for this great Math Resource!

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Whooo’s Reading

Another great resource that we have been able to add to our Reading and Writing program is Whooo’s Reading- which is a free and improved version of Accelerated Reader . Students can access their account here:

Whooo’s Reading Log-In

Scholar  usernames and passwords are unique to the program, and have been handed out in card format. Students select an  avatar and are able to personalize it  as they progress. Teachers will be incorporating this activity into  Book Talk grades, so you will want to become familiar with this website as well.

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Great Schools

Click here for a great resource for parents to understand the PARCC grades 3-8.