Welcome to VVJHS. I am pleased to have you as a student and will do my best to make your experience productive and successful. Our handbook was developed to answer many of the commonly asked questions and contains important information that you are responsible for knowing. The school’s rules and procedures are designed to allow students to be educated in a safe, non-hostile environment. All students are expected to follow staff member’s directions and obey all rules and arrive at school on time and prepared to learn. In order to keep parents informed of their child’s progress, parents are provided access and a password to Progress Book. This is information that is updated on a regular basis. Parents are encouraged to build a two-way link with their child’s teachers and support staff by informing them of suggestions or concerns that may help their child better accomplish the educational goals. Student safety is the responsibility of both students and staff. All staff members are familiar with emergency procedures. It is required that all students have an emergency medical authorization completed, signed by a parent or guardian. Students with specific health care needs should alert the school in writing, regarding those needs, and with proper documentation by a physician, to the school office. Let’s make this a great school year!
Mrs. Nichole Thomas
All efforts of the district are focused on providing a quality education and effective learning environment that prepares students to succeed and to accept responsibility in their family, their place of work, and in society.
Members of the Valley View Local Schools’ learning community believe that a successful school community: prepares students in academic skills to think and solve problems effectively develops individuals who work independently or collaboratively to apply learning to real life situations support the pursuit of personal goals and life-long learning possesses a quality instructional program that includes well-defined long-term goals, objectives that are assessed regularly, high expectations for achievement, and exemplary instructional strategies guides students to develop respect for other people and a willingness to work cooperatively in society.
My love for education started in high school when I volunteered in the special education classroom. I knew then that I wanted to become a teacher. I graduated from Wright State University in 1998 with a Bachelor’s Degree in special education. I began teaching as an intervention specialist at Valley View Middle School in 1999. In 2001, I received my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. I have been a cheerleading coach, student council advisor, and a mentor for new teachers. I am most proud of my Outstanding Special Educator Award from the National Association of Special Education Teachers. I became the principal at VVJH in 2013.
I live on a farm in Farmersville with my husband, Mike, and two children Taylor and Mason. My hobbies include reading, running, and helping my children with their 4-H animal projects. I enjoy working with children, especially those at the junior high level.
I believe all children have the right to a safe, caring environment that fosters a love of learning and a sense of responsibility to the school, community, and world. It is my pleasure to be the principal at Valley View Junior High.