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Virginia Middle School

501 Piedmont Avenue
Bristol, VA  24201
276-821-5660 (Phone)
276-821-5661 (Fax)
Normal Working Hours: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Information/Snow Line:  276-821-5999                          
Principal:   Jason Matlock
Assistant Principal: Josh Stamper
Secretary:   Terri Cowden
Guidance Secretary/Bookkeeper:

Code VA, with partnership from Facebook, held a Competition entitled Computer Science in your Neighborhood.   Students were to make a submission about Planning for your Virtual Future – What would you create using computer science?    

With encouragement from the Technology Education teacher Mrs. Allison (Moss), Virginia Middle School Tech Ed students had the option to make a submission into the contest.   Kendra submitted an essay into the competition.   In this essay, Kendra discussed how she would use computer science to detect pollutants in the environment, counteract those pollutants, and submit data to scientist to pinpoint the source of the pollutants, thus helping Earth.   

Kendra’s submission won the competition in her district (Region 7), winning a laptop computer. Her classroom teacher Mrs. Allison may also be eligible to receive a classroom set of robots.   

Code VA is a non profit organization that, through advocacy, teacher training, and direct student programs, partners with schools, parents, and communities to bring equitable computer science education to all of Virginia's students.   

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Please use the Daily Home Screening Checklist each day before sending your child to school. This is for your use and does not need to be turned in at school.

Attention Parent or Guardian of rising 7th Grade Students

 A booster dose of (Tdap) tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis vaccine,  is required by the State of Virginia before entering 7th grade.

 Documentation of having received this immunizations must be provided to the school, or student will not allowed to start middle school.

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Mission Statement and Beliefs

We, at Virginia Middle School, with the help of parents and community, strive to educate our students in a safe and nurturing environment, where academics, physical fitness, cultural awareness, social skills, self-motivation, and self-discipline come together to promote individual achievement and productive, responsible citizenship.

The staff of Virginia Middle School believes...
  • Middle school students learn in different ways.
  • The middle school must be student-centered.
  • Teachers strive to educate the whole child by meeting the academic, physical, emotional, social, and artistic needs of the students.
  • Appropriate activities enhance learning at all levels of development.
  • Our school must provide a safe environment conducive to learning.
  • The middle school provides the essential transition from elementary to high school.
  • Community, parents, teachers, administrators, and students share the responsibility for educational success.