Middle School news

"Getting Ready for the Teen Years!" Workshop Series in March

NOTE - The workshop will resume next Tues., March 10 from 7-9 p.m. in the MS Media center.  There is still room for new registrants. If interested, please contact the Middle School Guidance Office.

Jan., 2015 - The Middle School counseling office is pleased to present another parenting workshop series this year. The workshop is entitled “Getting Ready for the Teen Years!” Designed for parents and caregivers of children and young teens, ages 9-14, this series will help explore the changing dynamics in families with teenagers and teach helpful skills for working through these transitional years. Find out more.


Winners of WVMS Spelling Bee 2015Congrats to 7th & 8th grade winners of the MS spelling bee

Feb. 27, 2015 - Congratulations to the winners of the WVMS Spelling Bee, which was held on Tues., Feb. 24: 7th Grade winner-Kaia Pedone and 8th Grade winner-Luca Auteri. Both students will compete in the Regional Spelling Bee at OU BOCES in March. The winner of the Regional Bee will represent our region at the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. Good luck Kaia and Luca!


WVMS girls modified basketball team 2014-15MS girls modified basketball team undefeated in league play

Feb. 27, 2015 - The WVMS girls modified basketball team had another successful season, going undefeated in league play. All 19 members of the team showed great improvement and worked hard this season.


WVMS PTA - Eighth Grade Happenings!

Feb. 23, 2015 - For information about the MS Yearbook (the March 6 deadline is coming up soon!) and the 8th Grade Formal on June 12, click here.


Visit from member of Warwick Historical Society makes local history come alive for 7th graders

local historical society member speaks to classFeb. 18, 2015 - Debra Leporati's seventh grade students just finished reading the Newbery Honor book, My Brother Sam Is Dead, set in Redding, CT during the American Revolutionary War.

Much of the book is true, and there are many parallels to life in Warwick during the same period.

Mary Ann Knight from the Warwick Historical Society visited the class and spoke to the students about local history. Ms. Knight brought interesting local artifacts about that time to show students. Her enthusiasm and knowledge deepened the students' understanding of and appreciation for history and reading.

To build on the experiences of reading My Brother Sam is Dead, and learning about local history during Revolutionary War times, Ms. Leporati's class will participate in a short story writing contest, which Ms. Knight has agreed to judge. Students will write an historical fiction story set in Warwick during the Revolutionary War period. Ms. Knight has a special prize for the winner. We will wait and see!


WVMS announces Students of the Month for February (Technology & Family and Consumer Sciences)

2014 - Each month at Warwick Valley Middle School, a teacher or school administrator nominates a student or students for "Student of the Month." This month, the Students of the Month are those who have excelled in art or music. Click here to see the Students of the Month.


MS PTA Scholastic Book Fair begins March 9

Parent volunteers needed and appreciated!

Feb. 20, 2015 - The Scholastic Book Fair will begin on Mon., March 9, at the Middle School library/media center and will run until Fri., March 13. During school days, students will have the opportunity to browse selections and purchase books and other products at the fair.

Book fair times will be:
• Mon.-Thurs. from 7:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m. (We need volunteers to cover 7:30-11:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.-2:15 p.m. shifts each day.)
• Fri. from 9:45 to 1:15 (We'll need volunteers to stay later on Friday and break down.)
• On Wed., March 11 the book fair will open in the evening during Parent-Teacher Conferences from 5:00-8:30 p.m.

We need volunteers to work at the book fair during the days when it is open. There is a "Signup Genius" set up for volunteers - contact Maura Peddle at peddle710@yahoo.com or Jeanine Wadeson at jwadeson@optonline.net for the SignUp Genius link or to volunteer.

The book fair typically generates a considerable amount of revenue to fund programs for our children. And the book fair is a fun event for the students and the volunteers who participate!


Warwick Valley Home and Careers Department serves seventh annual "Valentines for Veterans" Breakfast

Valentine’s for Veterans BreakfastFeb. 12, 2015 - On Wednesday, Feb. 11, the Warwick Valley Middle School Home and Careers Department served its seventh "Valentines for Veterans" Breakfast in the Middle School Cafeteria as a way to honor the community’s veterans. More



WVCSD STEAM Fair 2015 logoWVCSD STEAM Fair to be held on April 28

Feb. 11, 2015 - The annual WVCSD STEAM Fair (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) will be held in the Atrium at Warwick Valley High School on April 28 from 6-8 p.m. All students in grades 5-12 are encouraged to participate. For more information, and the STEAM Fair application and official rules & regulations, go to: www.warwicksteam.weebly.com.
For questions, email pgarofano@wvcsd.org. Click here for flyer (pdf).


members of the Guitar ClubWVMS Guitar Club celebrates its 20th year!

Feb. 11, 2015 - The 20th anniversary concert of the WVMS Guitar Club was held Fri., Feb. 6 at the Theater at Warwick Valley High School.  Read more about the Guitar Club. Click here to view a photo gallery.



WVMS student with award wining poem 2015Poem by MS student recognized in writing contest

Jan. 14, 2015 - A poem written by WVMS 5th grader Liliana Rivera has been recognized in a regional writing contest. Her poem, "A Fun Day at Bear Mountain," was judged a runner-up in the fourth and fifth grade category in Teaching the Hudson Valley's "Writing About Place" contest. Students were asked to write a descriptive piece about their favorite place in the Hudson Valley, and Liliana chose Bear Mountain State Park. Notes Liliana's reading/writing teacher, Ms. Danielle Diglio, "Liliana works incredibly hard at becoming a better reader and writer. I'm so thrilled that she will get to experience this success and realize her hard work is paying off!" Click here to read Liliana's poem.