Welcome to Vicksburg Middle School
Welcome to Vicksburg Middle School's webpage! We are proud to report that VMS ranked in the TOP 10% of ALL Michigan Schools for 2010 based on the new Race to the Top ratings on our Math and Reading performance over the past two years! Way to go students and staff of VMS!
We are pleased that you have visited our site and would greatly appreciate an opportunity to have you visit our school. When you visit VMS in person you will find a great group of approximately 600 students in grades 6, 7, and 8. We are proud of our students who strive to show Honesty, Caring, Respect, and Responsibility in everything they do at VMS. We have a staff of highly qualified teachers who truly create a fun, interactive, and rich educational experience for every child in our building. Our teachers are always willing to meet with you in regards to any questions you may have about your child's progress. If you have any questions in regards to your child's progress at any time, please take the time to contact their teacher to discuss strategies for success in the classroom.
We at VMS are a CARING community of learners where each individual gives an HONEST effort, RESPECTS all others and takes RESPONSIBILITY for self!
News & UpatesSpring FUNDRAISER
Dear Parents and Students,
VMS has partnered with Century Resources, who offers a wide variety of items, for our spring fundraiser. Please help VMS reach it's fundraising goal of $3,000!! Proceeds from our sales will help pay for educational consumables.
Click on the link below to see all the details and how to order on-line!
STATE REDUCES NUMBER OF DAYS TO BE MADE UP
Governor Snyder recently signed legislation which reduced the minimum number of days of instruction in Michigan schools this year due to the severe winter weather. For Vicksburg it reduces the number of make-up days by two. Consequently, the school year will be extended by two days, not four, as previously announced.
As of this date, therefore, the calendar will be changed as follows:
Friday, June 6, 2014, will be a full day of school for students and staff.
Monday, June 9, 2014, will also be a full day for students and staff.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014, will be a half day for students and a full day for staff.
Should future school cancellations require additional days of school, we will add days as necessary. Any added days will follow the same format, with the last day of school being a half day for students.
UPDATE - Late Start Days for All Students
Due to scheduling difficulties experienced this year, we have determined it is in the best interest of students to change the last two Early Release/Late start days to Late Start Days for All Students. Click on the link below for more details.
Extra Learning Opportunities for VMS Students
The administration and staff at Vicksburg Middle School are excited to share with you an opportunity that your child may have this second semester. This opportunity reflects our mission of maximizing the success and potential of each student and our vision of preparing your child to be college and career ready.
Click on the Parent Tutorial Letter below for VMS's 2nd Semester Intervention Plan for Student Success.
Keeping Our Children Safe
Are your children safe while online? Michigan families, especially minors, are becoming inundated with advertisements from alcohol, tobacco, pornography and gambling marketers through different internet and cell phone in-boxes. Texting their advertisements is the newest marketing effort that many of these companies are using. Thankfully, the State of Michigan offers a free program to stop adult advertisements from reaching e-mails, mobile phones (text messaging ads) and instant messenger IDs. The Michigan Child Protection Registry, like the federal Do Not Call List, is a free do-not-contact service for Michiganís families and schools and can be located at
As a strong supporter of this registry, I would like to encourage you to sign your entire family up for the registry and inform your friends and colleagues about how they can protect children and families from unwanted adult advertising. To sign up only takes seconds. Just go to www.ProtectMIChild.com and keep your family safe.
For more information, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) ProtectMIChild FAQ
Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth
Once again, our VMS 7th graders will be taking part school in the Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth Survey (MiPHY) supported by the Michigan Departments of Education and Community Health. The MiPHY is an online student survey available every other year to all Michigan Schools. This research survey will ask about health behaviors of 7th, 9th and 11th grade students. Participation in the MiPHY survey is voluntary. This is a private, confidential survey. Students will not be asked to provide their name or any other identifying information. A Parental Notification Form and a Middle School Survey and a MiPHY Brochure have been attached for your review. If you have any questions concerning the MiPHY please contact Mrs. Kuhlman at VMS at 321-1300 or email@example.com.
Parent Roadmap to Common Core Standards
Below is a link to the Common Core Standards your children will be learning and how you can support that learning. These parent roadmaps, for each grade level, also provide three-year snapshots showing how selected standards progress from year to year so that students will be college and career ready upon their graduation from high school. Common Core Standards
Late Start/Early Release Schedule 2013-2014
This year we have scheduled five Late Start/Early Release Days. On those days secondary students will start later than normal, and elementary will dismiss earlier than usual. Teaching staff will spend the time analyzing student achievement data, determining next steps to make a difference, curriculum development, and other related school improvement work.
District Messaging System
This year, Vicksburg Community Schools is changing vendors when contacting you with a general or an emergency district message. In order for us to contact you, we must have your correct phone number, email address, and your contact preference. The District Messaging System works in conjunction with Infinite Campus. If you already have an Infinite Campus account, be sure to update your phone number, email address and contact preference through the parent portal. If you do not have an Infinite Campus account, please contact your school and request an account.
High School (269) 321-1100
Middle School (269) 321-1300
Sunset Lake Elementary (269) 321-1500
Indian Lake Elementary (269) 321-1400
Tobey Elementary (269) 321-1600
See the directions on how to change your contact information click on Change Contact Information Instructions. Please make sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page to save your changes. If you need to create your portal account you can download the form here Parent Portal Account Request Form and send it or bring it into your school.
VMS 2013-2014 Handbook
We at VMS are a CARING community of learners where each individual gives an HONEST effort, RESPECTS all others and takes RESPONSIBILITY for self! This Vision is for students, staff and all who are part of our school community. Please be aware of our expectations here at Vicksburg Middle School.
We look forward to a successful year of learning!
Accelerated Reader Link
Here is the link to Accelerated Reader:AR
Renaissance Home Connect
Want to keep up on your students' AR goals and progress? Renaissance Home Connect website offers a home-to-school connection that allows parents and students to view reading and math progress and goals.
To log in to Renaissance Home Connect:
Read Live Naturally
Here is the link to Read Naturally:Read Naturally
Common Core Standards
Here are some parent guides and supporting documentation regarding the Common Core State Standards Initiative. Since this is the direction our nation is headed it is very important that we are all aware of what they are all about. Please take the time to review this info. It is in very easy to read formats. Click on "more" to access the Common Core State Standards Initiative overview, which was designed to assure that all students graduate from High School ready for college and career. 6th, 7th and 8th grades guides are attached as well.
Purchase Your Yearbooks On-line
Here is a simple way to purchase your 2013/2014 VMS Yearbook on-line. Just simply go to: Jostens Link.
Good News from the Lunch Line!
At our new parental website, you can view student activity, make a credit card deposit and check student balances. Please click on the Parent Portal link on the left column to get complete details.
Process for Determining the Existence of a Specific Learning Disability
Per the MDE, each local educational agency and public school academy in Michigan is required to publicly post the process used to determine the existence of a Specific Learning Disability (SLD). Please click on the following link to view/download important information.
Parents Guide to Accelerated Reader
Your child will be participating in the Accelerated Reader (ARô) program. This guide is designed to
answer your questions about AR. ParentsGuidetoAcceleratedReader.
Is Your Child Ready For Middle School?
Like most parents, we often wonder if we are taking the right steps to ensure academic success for our children. Did you know that academic performance in Middle School, is often an indicator of how well a student will succeed in High School? Click on "More" for a guide to help you navigate the road to your child's fullest potential.
Accelerated Reader Book Find
Are you wondering if a book is on AR? Here is the link to find out:AR Bookfinder