Parents, Guardians, Visitors, and Students,
Welcome back to Venus Middle School for the 2013-14 school year. Congratulations to the faculty, staff, and students for posting another year of state testing gains. The faculty and staff agree that we feel the best is yet to come. Our goal is to constantly evolve, and continually strive to make VMS a welcoming, vibrant school that provides an academically challenging, yet nurturing environment for our students.
We have just completed our second year of STAAR testing and have implemented changes to the rigor and relevance of the information and TEKS being taught. We welcome your feedback, and look forward to a year filled with communication and positive energy.
Remember, parents, it is scientifically documented and researched that students who read at home on a regular basis have higher scores in all academic areas. This will be the expectation for each and every student at Venus Middle School, but we cannot do this without your commitment. Together, we can form a team that will aid your child in reaching his or her highest expectation. It is academically imperative that your child read a minimum of 3 – 4 nights a week. Whether it is personal readings, or subject related readings, it is the practice and repetition that is the foundation to furthering their educational level.
As a result of the aforementioned, VMS has shown significant gains in many areas over the past few years. Thanks to your help, discipline issues have dropped again this year, and our academic scores continue to rise. We feel strongly that our current faculty and staff are one of the strongest in the area. When you combine the knowledge and engagement of our staff with our student’s desire and commitment, we are sure to accomplish our educational journey! Through Personal Responsibility In Daily Efforts, we will achieve each of our individual, as well as collective goals and attain the level of personal, academic, social and emotional growth we all desire.
We would like to share information that may assist you in preserving that connection as your son or daughter matures and seeks more independence. Through the regular use of the Venus ISD web site at www.venusisd.net and the link to Venus Middle School’s web page, parents have access to a wealth of resources to assist in keeping everyone informed. One of the resources available is the Skyward Parental Access Portal that permits parents and students to access grades and class assignments for each subject on your child’s schedule. Just click on “For Parents” then “Skyward Access Parent Portal” to obtain further information.
Be a part of something great, and help us drive VMS to the upper echelon of academic ability by taking an active role in the educational expedition known as middle school. Thank you for your time, and once again, welcome. If I can help you in any way, please let me know. You are welcome here, and together we will achieve success.
Venus Middle School