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Open Enrollment & Intra District Forms

Open Enrollment and Intra District Forms

for the 2015-2016 school year

are now available online!




Math Counts Competition

The Math Counts competition has been postponed until Saturday, February 28.  Everything else will remain the same: arrive at 6:00 am at the middle school, return around 3:00 pm at the middle school.  Parents are welcome to join us on the bus or meet us at Belmont College.

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Boy's Basketball

The JV & Varsity Boys Basketball game vs. Crooksville, 6:00 p.m. at home is still on for Friday, February 20, 2015.

Volleyball Cancellation

Volleyball Camp and Competition has been CANCELLED for this week due to weather related cancellations and rescheduling with the basketball tournaments.

The camp and competition will start next week and the missed time will be added into the schedule at a later date. 

Forms can still be mailed in with no penalty until

Monday, February 23.


7th Grade boys MVL Tournament game at Crooksville and

7th Grade girls Tournament game at West Muskingum have both been CANCELLED for this evening.


NOTE:  All lower level tournaments have also been cancelled which means the scheduled games that we have for 8th grade girls and boys and 9th grade boys games scheduled for tomorrow will be adjusted.  New schedules for the games will be posted as we receive them.


All Athletic Events for Tonight


This includes Varsity Girls Basketball vs Sheridan

7th Grade Boys and Girls Basketball Tournaments

Varsity Girls Gymnastics

Scripps Howard Spelling Bee


Ethan Timm & Cyrus Dittmar

for advancing to the Regional Competition of the Scripps Howard Spelling Bee.  The competition will be March 14 at Ohio University in Athens.  The winner will compete in the National Bee in Washington D.C. with a chance to win $30,000!

Good Luck!!!

Athletic Cancellations and Changes

Girls Middle School Basketball Game vs

Sheridan for tonight is CANCELLED

there will be no make up game


Boys Freshman Basketball Game vs

Sheridan for tonight is CANCELLED

make-up game will be at 4:30 tomorrow as part of a triple header with the boys JV game


Freshman Girls Basketball and Wrestling are still on as scheduled





Freshman Boys Basketball Game

vs Morgan


Middle School Basketball Games

vs Crooksville




Boys Basketball Game


John Glenn

is on as scheduled

Go Scotties!!!

Gates Open at 5:00 p.m.

Athletic Update

Athletic Changes and Cancellations


Monday's 9th Grade Girls Basketball Game vs. Heath is now CANCELLED

Monday's 9th Grade Boys Basketball Game vs. Morgan is now CANCELLED

Monday's MS Boys Basketball Games vs. Morgan is now CANCELLED

Monday's MS Girls Basketball Game vs. Morgan is now CANCELLED


Annual Cheer Clinic

Attention girls ages 5 yrs - 6th grade.  The TVHS cheerleaders are hosting their annual "Scottie Dawgs" Cheer Clinic, Saturday, January 17th, 10am - 2pm!  All participants get to perform during halftime of the TVHS Varsity Boys Basketball Game on Friday, January 23rd.  Click HERE for registration information.  If you have additional questions, contact Kelly Lawler at: or 819-4562.  Pre-registration is preferred but not required.  The cost is $30.  Sign-up today for a great afternoon of learning and fun!

Reserve Basketball Tickets

Reserve Basketball Tickets, for the 2014-15 season, will be sold Wednesday, December 3rd, 5 - 7pm outside of the high school office.  This time is for previous season ticket holders only.  If you are unable to make it at this time, you may purchase your tickets in the high school office Thursday and Friday, 8am - 3pm.


The remainder of the reserve season tickets will go on sale to the general public Tuesday, December 9th, 5 - 7pm outside of the high school office.


The cost for a reserved seat is $55.


Reserved seats for Tri-Valley gold card holders are $30.


Contact Justin Buttermore at 754-2921 for further questions.

Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Friday, October 17, 2014 was
wear pink to show your support for
Breast Cancer Awareness Day.

Mr. Pottmeyer, Asst. Principal (left) and
Mr. Hopkins, Principal (right) 

Dance & Activity Night - Sponsored by: National Honor Society

Tri-Valley Middle School
Dance & Activity Night

Friday, September 26, 2014
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
$3.00 Admission

We have a DJ!
Click here for more information

Snacks and Drinks available for additional cost

Tri-Valley Middle School Picture Day

Tri-Valley Middle School
Picture Day
Wednesday, September 24, 2014


For portrait ordering information:
Picture Day ID: ZR514053Q0

8th Grade Washington DC Trip


8th Grade
2015 Washington DC Trip

Parent Information Meeting
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Tri-Valley Middle School Cafeteria

Interactive DC Trip

For family members that are not going on the Washington DC trip, Nowak Tours has a interactive website that you can keep track of where your student is along the trip.  You can access it by clicking on this link:


Our trip ID is:  375021


You may access the hard copy of our itinerary HERE.


2015 Washington DC Deposit Due

2015 Washington DC Trip
Deposit Due:
Friday, October 17, 2014

 $100 per person
Make checks payable to Tri-Valley Middle School
Submit to Tri-Valley Middle School Main Office


Questions? Email Mr. Hopkins or Mr. Brillhart at or

TVMS Boosters Meeting

You are Invited!
New Members Welcome!

Tri-Valley Middle School Boosters Meeting
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
4:30 p.m.
TVMS Conference Room


Changes in Athletic Schedule

9th Grade Boys Basketball at West Muskingum game scheduled for tonight, February 9th, is postponed until Tuesday

They will play at 4:30 as part of a triple header with the JV/Varsity Boys Basketball Game

From the Superintendent-Parents opting out of testing

Parent Opt Out of Testing Letter.pdf


Parent/Teacher Conferences

TVMS Parent/Teacher Conferences
Monday, November 3 and Tuesday, November 4

Students will be bringing home a Conference Request Form.  Parents have the opportunity to sign-up for conferences at their preferred times.  Please return this form to the main office by Friday, October 24.  A confirmation letter with all scheduled conferences will be sent home with your student the week of October 27.

Click here for Conference Request Form.



Track Pizza Party



The TVMS Track Pizza Party, to end the season, will be held Tuesday, May 13th, 2:30 - 3:30

Great American Brochure Sale Fundraiser

Great American Brochure Sale Fundraiser

Fall & Holiday Items
Sale Ends: October 13, 2014

Many Fine Products Including: Jewelry, Magazines, Household Items, Gift Wrap, Chocolate & Food.  Check out the Southern Living Items and Gourmet Cookie Dough!

Submit orders to any middle school student or place an order online at and enter code 3536802.
Thanks for your order and support of TVMS!  

Scholastic Book Fair *** Sponsored by: TVMS Boosters

2014 Scholastic Book Fair
Come to our Book Fair!
See What’s New! See What’s Hot!

Middle School Library
October 28 – November 5, 2014

Click here for more information and purchase books online:

Track Meet

MS Track meet tonight at TVHS

4:30 start time

vs. Crooksville/Sheridan

2015 Washington DC Raffle Winners

2015 Washington DC Raffle
Daily Raffle Drawing

Click here to see the updated winners!

Congratulations Winners!  You can claim your prize in the main office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Thank you for participating in the Tri-Valley Middle School fundraiser.


TVMS Boys Tracks

The MS boys will NOT have track practice Friday afternoon, May 2nd.

Looking for Open Enrollment & Intra District Forms?

Open Enrollment & Intra District Forms will be available online,

March 1, 2015.

Comedy Night


Comedy Night
Support: Tri-Valley Boys Basketball
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Dresden Legion Hall
$25 Ticket or $250 Corporate Sponsorship/Reserved table for 8 guests
Adults 21 and over


For more information:
Stacey Craig 319-4870, Bobbi Vernon 819-8103, Julie Gray 607-2527

8th Grade Washington DC Raffle

Updated: 8th Grade Washington DC Raffle
February, 2015

Click below to see the Great Raffle Items!
Washington DC Raffle Items

Click below to see the Great Sponsors!
Washington DC Raffle Sponsors
We would like to thank our sponsors for their support.

TVMS Yearbooks


Freeze time.  Buy your yearbook.

Order your yearbook online at

Tri-Valley Middle School 2014-2015
Order by March 2, 2015
Go to and enter the code below:
Yearbook ID Code:  1524315

Click here for more information.

Tri-Valley Middle School Apparel Sale


2014 Tri-Valley Middle School Apparel Sale
7th and 8th Grade Washington DC Trip Fundraiser
Deadline: October 1, 2014

Click here for Form:
2014 Tri-Valley Fundraiser Form



Track Meet

The Middle School Track Meet is

cancelled tonight

-Wednesday, April 30th-


* Boys and girls track practice is cancelled for tonight, Friday, April 25th *

One For The Team – Chipotle

Show your Tri-Valley Boys Basketball Spirit!
Visit the Zanesville Chipotle
Monday, October 27
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Print the flyer
“One For The Team – Chipotle” and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Tri-Valley Boys Basketball.

Washington DC Fundraiser Raffle

Tri-Valley Middle School February Raffle
Daily drawing for 28 days!
Three winners will be drawn each day!
Cost per ticket - $5.00
Click here: February Raffle Calendar of Prizes

Visit the Tri-Valley Middle School main office to purchase raffle tickets and help support the 8th Grade Washington DC Trip!

8th Grade Washington DC Trip

Do you have questions concerning the 8th Grade Washington DC Trip?

Click here:  Frequently Asked Questions


2015 Washington DC Raffle

Tri-Valley Middle School
2015 Washington DC Raffle Information

Click here for updated:

Washington DC Raffle Items and Sponsors

Click here for:

Washington DC Fundraising Information and News

Click here for:

Donation Request Letter


Lifetouch Pictures Have Arrived!

Lifetouch Pictures Have Arrived!
Students will be bringing home their Lifetouch pictures.

Picture Retake Day is
Wednesday, October 29, 2014.

If you would like picture retakes, simply bring the Lifetouch envelope with all pictures on Picture Retake Day, October 29.

If the first picture day was missed, order forms are located in the TVMS Main Office.






Choir Discount Cards
TVHS Choir Discount Cards are available now.  The cost is just $7.00 for a year of discounts at 21 Muskingum County businesses.  They make great gifts and stocking stuffers!
You can contact any TVHS Choir member or Mrs. Briggs to purchase a card.
To see what businesses are on the card, go to Mrs. Briggs website and check out the Discount Card page for the TVHS Choir.

Calling All Photographers!!!

Calling All Photographers!!!
Do you have candid photos?

They could be included in the Tri-Valley Middle School yearbook!

To submit photos to the yearbook staff, go to
and register with the following Access Code:  SVRCVE
Deadline to submit photos:  March 1, 2015


Lifetouch Yearbook Image Upload Flyer


Follow TVMS on Twitter


TVMS Guidance now has a Twitter account!  Follow @tvmsguidance for all the latest updates and information relevant to Tri-Valley Middle School.

Scottie Quarterly

Scottie Quarterly

Click HERE for the latest edition

Spring Forward

Don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour when you go to bed Saturday night!








TV Football Spring Banquet

The annual TV Spring Football Banquet will be held this Sunday, May 4th, 4 - 5pm, for all players entering grades 7-12 next year.  The banquet will be held in the TVHS Cafetorium.  Following the banquet, the 12th Man Club will have a meeting in the Halliburton Athletic Facility locker room.  Attached HERE is detailed information from Coach Buttermore.

Honor Society

Current Honor Society members are selling raffle tickets for the chance to win an opportunity to be a player, coach or cheerleader in the annual Student/Staff Basketball Game on May 2nd.  Tickets are being sold, during lunch, at a cost of $1 per chance or 6 chances for $5 Tickets will only be sold thru Friday, April 25th.

MS Office Opens

The Middle School office will open for the 2014-15 school year, Monday, August 4th, 7am - 2pm.  If you have a new student to register, please don't forget to bring the following paperwork:

- Birth certificate

- 2 proofs of residence

- Driver's license of parent registering the student

- Immunization records

- Custody papers, if applicable

Spring OAA Practice Test

Seventh and eighth grade students will be taking the spring Ohio Achievement practice tests March 18th, 19th and 20th.  These tests are very important and a good indicator of areas we need to work on to help students achieve their full potential.  Please try not to schedule appointments or have unnecessary absences during testing.   Thank you for your help!

7th Grade Orientation

7th Grade Orientation is scheduled for Thursday, August 14th, 6:30 - 8:00.  Students and parents will meet in the gymnasium at 6:30 for a message from our principal.  Afterwards, students may pick up their schedules and walk the halls to find their lockers and classrooms.  You may also pay school fees that evening and load lunch money on to student accounts.

Middle School fees are:

$25 technology fee
$7 science fee
   (You may write one check for both fees)

*Lunch money should be written on a seperate check*

Leo Club trip to Sky Zone

Leo Club members will be taking a trip to Sky Zone in Columbus, Sunday, April 27th.  Attached HERE is information for members, along with a permission slip that needs signed on behalf of Sky Zone.

Student/Staff Basketball Game

Coming to the Middle School gymnasium, Friday, May 2nd:  the long awaited, much talked about, Student/Staff Basketball Game!  Tickets will be available for purchase, in home rooms, April 28th - May 2nd at a cost of $2.  Half-time activities and lots of fun will get us prepared for the following week of OAA tests. 

Grade Cards

Final grade cards will be mailed home Thursday, May 29th.  If your student has unpaid school fees, you will receive a notice of the dollar amount owed.  You may stop in to the office until June 6th to pay the balance and receive your child's grade card.

Accelerated Reader


On April 16th, students that achieved their 3rd quarter Accelerated Reader goal will be rewarded with a trip to Cinemark to see "Divergent."  Your student's English teacher has passed out a permission slip to them if they qualified.  You can click HERE to read additional information about this field trip.  *Please don't forget to send a lunch with your student, unless you requested a sack lunch from the Middle School kitchen.*

DC Parent Meeting

Mark your calendars:  Mandatory DC Parent Meeting, April 29th at 6pm, Tri-Valley High School Cafetorium.  Final arrangements and paperwork will be handed out and discussed.  If you have an 8th grade student attending the DC trip, PLEASE make sure a parent attends this meeting. *Note; this meeting is at the High School*

Student Council Dance

TVMS Student Council will be sponsoring a dance Friday, May 2nd, 2:30 - 4:30.  Admission is $3. Snacks/drinks will be available for an additional cost.  This is for Middle School students only.  Join your friends for after school fun!

Piano Recital

Calling all music lovers.  There is a free, public piano recital  at Secrest Auditorium, Saturday, April 5th at 7pm.  The pianist is Dr. Harsha Aberyaratne a renowned concert pianist.  The event is open to the public and sponsored by the Thursday Music Club and Secrest Auditorium. 

Real Money/Real World




This is a fun, "real world" activity for all 8th grade students to be held May 12th, 8:00 - 2:00 in the MS gymnasium.  Thank you to our parents for volunteering to help us.  We now have enough volunteers to staff the entire day.  Be sure to ask your eighth grade student what they learned, when they get home Monday evening.

Memorial Day


The Tri-Valley Marching Band will be performing in the Frazeysburg American Legion parade on May 25th at 1:30 and the Dresden Memorial Day Parade, May 26th at 9am. Please come out to support our veterans and our band members Memorial Day weekend.

Thank You

Thank you parents for sharing your kids with us this past school year.  We enjoyed getting to know each and every one of them, along with the unique gifts and talents they were blessed with.  Have a great, safe summer!  Good luck to our 8th graders as they begin high school in the fall and welcome to our incoming 7th graders!  We can't wait to get to know you.  Our first day of school is Thursday, August 21st.

Spring Break


Spring Break, April 17th - April 21st


Have a Happy Easter!!!

OAA Snacks


Tri-Valley Middle School would like to thank all our awesome parents for their donations of snacks and water!  Your generosity was overwhelming.  We had enough snacks for everyone!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Interim Reports

Interim reports will be sent home with                    students, Friday April 25th.

Spring Choir Concert


Join us on Sunday, May 18th at 2pm, in the TVHS Cafetorium for a showcase of our choir students.  It's a great way to kick-off our final week of school!

TVMS Reading Lists


The Middle School English Department has met several times over the past year.  They have chosen a list of novels for our incoming, 2014-2015, 7th and 8th grade students.  These books will enhance classroom learning for each of our students.  You may click on the 7th grade link or the 8th grade link for a complete listing.  We can't wait to get started on these great, classic novels!

DC Pictures

DC Pictures have arrived!  If your 8th grade student did not bring home a group picture on the last day of school, taken in front of the Capital Building, stop by the office to pick one up.  There is no cost for this picture.  Be sure to take home this reminder today. 

OAA Test


OAA Testing Week:  May 5th - May 9th.  Please don't schedule any appointments so your student can take the test with his/her peers.





May 5th:  8th Grade Reading
May 6th:  7th Grade Reading
May 7th:  8th Grade Math
May 8th:  7th Grade Math
May 9th:  8th Grade Science

Advertising Winners

7th Grade English students, of Miss Burris, recently completed an advertising project.  Students were challenged to create a business card, postcard design and advertisement for Ditto Boutique in Dresden.  The winning business card designs were created by:  Faith Reeves, Dustin Dilts and Sayge Collopy.  The winning postcard design came from:  Wyatt Riggle.  The top advertising award went to:  Hannah Worthington.  Great job to these creative students!  Also, a special thanks to Tracey Tripp for allowing students to put their writing and technology skills to work for a real world project.  The winning designs will be used for advertising for Ditto!

Art Show

The TVMS/TVHS Art Show will be presented in the High School Cafetorium, Monday, May 12th at 6pm.  This is prior to the band concert in the gymnasium.  Check out our fabulous works of art!

Library Notice

The last day to check out library books this school year is May 9th

Eighth grade students need to turn in all library books by May 13th.

Seventh grade students must turn in library books by May 16th.

Make sure you see Mrs. Rotella, in the library, to turn in any misplaced or over due books. 

Open House/Orientation Dates

Mark your calendars! 


8th Grade Students may pick up schedules:  August 14th and August 15th, 9am - 2pm.


7th Grade Orientation will be held Thursday, August 14th, 6:30 - 8pm.  Pick up your schedule, receive important information from the principals and familiarize yourself with the building.


First day of school for the 2014-2015 year is:  Thursday, August 21st.

Ecology Club News

Dr. Robert Curry will be visiting the TVMS Ecology Club on Friday, March 28th at 3:30.  He will give a presentation on archaeology and paleontology.  Parents, students and community members are invited to attend and are encouraged to bring any Native American artifacts or fossils to have identified.  The talk will be in Room 101 and is scheduled to last roughly one hour.  Pictured is a small sampling of Dr. Curry's personal collection.  Join us for an interesting, fact filled afternoon!

NFHS Award of Excellence

The National Federation of High School's National Award of Excellence is awarded each year to an outstanding student who has displayed exemplary sportsmanship, ethics and integrity.  This award is presented to the student whom has exhibited qualities that embody good citizenship, good moral character and good sporting behavior.  This year's NFHS National Award of Excellence winner is Alyssa Shawger.  Congratulations Alyssa!

Archie Griffin Award Winners

TVMS recently awarded the OHSAA's prestigious Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award to one male and one female athlete.  The award, named for the two-time Heisman Trophy winner, is awarded to outstanding athletes that promote sportsmanship in their school and community.  These students are excellent role models to their fellow students in displaying sportsmanship and integrity both on the field and in the classroom.  We are pleased to announce Greg Nolder and Emily Untied as our recipients this year.  Great job Greg and Emily!!!

Middle School Boosters


Our next Middle School Boosters meeting will be held Tuesday, April 8th, 5:30 - 6:30 in the Conference Room.  Join us as we finalize events and activities for the remainder of the school year.

School Fees

Please don't forget to pay your child's school fees.  TVMS fees are as follows:


$25 - General Technology fee

$20 - Eighth grade art fee (only students in 8th grade art)

$7 - Science fee


In the event you haven't paid fees yet, call the office at 754-3531 for questions or balance information.

Soccer Informational Meeting


Attention boys interested in playing 7th/8th grade soccer next year.  There is a informational meeting Thursday, May 1st, 5:30pm in the Middle School Cafetorium.  Bring your parents and hear about our summer plans.

Spring Band Concert

The Spring Band Concert will be held Monday, May 12th in the gymnasium at TVHS.


This concert will feature the 5-8 grade band performing their celebration of the arts selections.  The Middle School band will perform their spring concert selections and the Tri-Valley Jazz Band will also be featured.


The concert will begin at 7pm.  Join us for a great evening of music.

ODE School of Promise

Tri-Valley Middle School is a
Ohio Department of Education
School of Promise!

Honor Society

Current and prospective Honor Society members are reminded to keep track of their community service hours this summer.  Forms can be accessed on the "School Forms" link on the MS Website.

TVMS Honor Society Induction


Tri-Valley Middle School Honor Society Induction will be held Tuesday, May 13th, 1pm in the MS gymnasium.  A cookie and punch reception will be held immediately afterward in the cafetorium.  All family members, and invited guests, are welcome to join us in honoring these new inductees and current members.

TVMS Basketball Benefit
Tri-Valley Middle School held its annual student-staff charity basketball game Friday, May 2nd with proceeds going towards the Tri-Valley Schools Endowment Scholarship Fund. Sponsored by the Middle School’s Junior Honor Society, the event raised nearly $1,000 to go towards the scholarship fund.  Participants in the fun – and competitive – event included: Student team: front row: (l-r) Noah Williams, Alysa Edwards-Frick, Kaelee Dingey, Chase Dinan, Coach Dow Cameron, John McElfresh, Eli Mortimer, Jordan Schneider, and Hannah Meek. Back row: The ‘Staff’ team:  Ben Kennedy, Chad Kincheloe, Student Coach Tommy King, Scott Brillhart, Coach Tim Shumaker, Kyle Dodson, Bryan Kanavel, Emily Reilly, Marc Hadley, Rachel Smart-Gargasz, Jason Braddock, Bethani Scott, Referee Jake McLoughlin, Amity Ryan, and Betsy Prouty.  For the record, the staff won the game in a close one, 49-40!   Click HERE to check out our picture.

8th Grade Promotion



The eighth grade promotion ceremony will be held Tuesday, May 20th at 6pm in the Middle School Gymnasium.  Dress clothes, for students, are appreciated.