The Mountain Lion (Cougar) is a solitary, strongly territorial hunting species. Unlike most cats, it hunts day or night. The Cougar is a good climber and excellent jumper, able to leap more than 20 feet, and only swims when necessary. The Cougars is one of our two 6th Grade Teams. Team members: Alexandra Gonzalez - Math, Fallon Terry - ELA, Christian Gray - Social Studies, and Veronica Ward - Science. Feel free to contact teachers with questions, comments, and/or concerns.
Lynx have short tails and tufts of black hair on the tip of their ears. They have black bars under their neck which resemble a bow tie. A Lynx has large padded paws for walking on snow, and long whiskers on the face. Although Lynx are usually solitary, small groups may travel and hunt together. The Lynx is one of our two 6th grade Teams. Team members: Ralph Jabinales - Math, Joshua Brown - ELA, Julie Peters - Social Studies, and Tonja Vaughan - Science. Feel free to contact team members with questions, comments, and/or concerns.
Bengal cats have “wild-looking” markings, such as large spots, rosettes, and a light/white belly with a body structure reminiscent of the Leopard Cat. The Bengal’s spots occur only on the back and sides, with stripes are elsewhere. The breed typically features “mascara” (horizontal striping) along the eyes. The Bengals are one of the two 7th grade teams at SVMS. Team members: Sheryl Abreu - Science, Kyle Flanagan - Social Studies (Team Leader), Ryan Payad - Math, and Kimberly Revels - ELA. Feel free to contact the team with questions, comments, and /or concerns.
Lions are the only truly social cats, with related females living together in prides overseen by male coalitions that compete for possession in fierce battles. Lions are predatory carnivores and it’s the females that perform most of the hunting. The Lions are one of the two 7th grade teams at SVMS. Team members: Adia McEachin - Math, Kiara Jones - ELA, Angela Dew - Social Studies (Team Leader), and Christian Ellis - Science. Feel free to contact the team with questions, comments, and concerns.
The Jaguar is the largest native cat species of the United States and the third-largest in the world. It is larger and sturdier than the leopard. The jaguar enjoys swimming and is largely a solitary, opportunistic, stalk-and-ambush predator at the top of the food chain. Team members: Erica Hagan - ELA, Sarah Lance - Math, Stephanie Pacquette - Science, and Stephanie Espinoza - Social Studies.
The Panther is an elusive and powerful animal that has adapted well to a variety of habitats around the world and is known to be one of the strongest climbers of all felines. The Panther tends to be dark brown to black in color. The Panther is an incredibly intelligent and agile animal that is very seldom seen by people in the wild as they are generally very quiet and cautious animals. Team Members: Diane Speights - ELA, Tamika Crumpler - Math, Cleshay Breece - Science, and Amanda Williams - Social Studies.
The mission of Career and Technical Education (CTE) is to empower students to be successful citizens, workers, and leaders in a global economy. CTE programs are designed to contribute to the broad educational achievement of students, including basic skills, as well as their ability to work independently and as part of a team, think creatively and solve problems, and utilize technology in the thinking and the problem-solving process. STEM is part of the CTE department. Team Members: Tomeka Simmons,Yvonne Egbo, Carolyn White, Amanda McLean, and Jeannette Downer
The Arts Education Program offers a wide variety of opportunities for student participation and learning. At the elementary level, visual arts and music are presented to all students as an ongoing curricular subject to encourage their artistic and creative development. At the middle and high school levels, students may select for study courses in Band, Choral Music, General Music, Visual Arts, Theatre Arts, and Dance. The Strings program is offered to all interested fifth and sixth-grade students as part of a sequential instructional program (grades 5-12) to develop fine motor skills, aural development, and background for success in instrumental music. Team Members: Don Elliott (Art), Rebecca Bryant (Band), Tricia Horvath (Orchestra) and Briona Petty (Chorus).
The Physical Education portion of the curriculum will promote fitness, dance, team building games, pre-sport skills, team sports, and life-long activities to develop strength, endurance, coordination, and agility. Physical Education also builds character, enhances social and leadership qualities, reduces stress, improves appearance, increases heart and lung efficiency, improves energy levels, helps with the maintenance of proper body weight, and helps improve self-esteem. Health covers dietary and other health-related materials. Team Members: Dathan Ford and Davetta Darden.
Welcome to the Library. Students have access to fiction and non-fiction books 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, as we offer numerous copies of electronic books in addition to our already popular print selections. Students are able to have 2 books checked out at any time and may swap out books for new ones with teacher permission. We strongly believe in reading for knowledge; however, we are strong advocates of reading For enjoyment and pleasure! In addition to visiting the library every two weeks with Social Studies teachers for checking books in and out and having an interactive lesson, students know the Library at SVMS is always open as a safe place for them. Please visit DESTINY to see our great selection of books and email Jody Phillips the Librarian, with questions, comments, and/or concerns.
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