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Posts from November 2016

November 30, 2016 | 9:30 am

Student Activities

Canned Food Drive (December 6 - 20)

This month we will be collecting canned goods for the Hawaii Food Bank to help feed Hawaii's hungry.  The most needed items are canned proteins, canned meals, canned vegetables, canned fruit, and rice.  Donations can be left on the stage in the Cafeteria starting Tuesday, December 6th until Tuesday, December 20th.


Talent Showcase (December 19 - 21)

The Talent Showcase will take place on the last week of the quarter.  Many students will showcase their talents during lunch time on Monday, December 19th and Tuesday, December 20th.  Finalists will perform in the Talent Show on Wednesday, December 21st (last day of the quarter).


Winter Social (December 21)

The Student Council is happy to announce the first dance of the year on Wednesday, December 21st after school at 1:30pm-2:45pm.  This is not a typical dance.  There will be food, games, crafts, and other activities too.  In order to attend, students must get a permission slip signed by their parents/guardians.  Permission slips will be sent home on December 7th through advisory.


Extramural Sports and Activities

All Activities - The final deadline to turn in forms for extramural sports or activties is Thursday, December 1st.  All paperwork must be turned in by this date to be eligible.  NO EXCEPTIONS!  If you are interested in coaching or helping with any activties, please reach out to Ms. Tatiana Reeves at


Co-ed Volleyball

Congratulations to all our teams on their successful seasons.  Special congratulations go to our Red Teams for finishing in 2nd and 3rd place at the Goodwill Tournament last week!  Big mahalo to our coaches - Coach Jon, Coach Stan, Coach Lindsey, Ms. Fujitani, and Ms. Dougherty.


Boys Basketball

Try-outs are after school at the courts on Thursday, December 1st and Friday, December 2nd at 3:30pm - 4:30pm.


Girls Basketball

First informational meeting is on Thursday, December 1st during lunch in Ms. Atkins' room, D2.  Try-outs are after school at the court on Monday, December 5th and Tuesday, December 6th at 3:00pm-4:00pm.



Dance will kick-off in January after Christmas Break.  Practices will be on Tuesdays from 3:00pm-4:00pm.  Practice location is TBA.



Soccer will start during 3rd quarter and run into 4th quarter.  Details will be posted closer to the date.

December's IB Learner Profile Theme "Open-Minded"

Encourage your child to approach learning with an open-mind.  This month Niu Valley will focus on seeking, understanding, and appreciating cultures and personal histories of differing perspectives, values, and traditions of individuals and communities.

November 28, 2016 | 2:18 pm

Flu Clinic Forms

Flu Clinic Forms will be going home on Wednesday, November 30, 2016.  Forms are due back on Friday, December 9th.  The Flu Clinic is scheduled at NVMS on Thursday, February 2, 2017.

November 28, 2016 | 2:16 pm

Science Fair Gallery Walk

NVMS Qualifying Science Fair projects, including the project winners, will be on display in the Library on Friday, December 9, 2016, between 6:00pm - 7:00pm.  Some students may be in attendance with their project. Refreshments will be served but there is no formal program.

November 28, 2016 | 12:38 pm

Scholastic Book Fair a Success!

Mahalo to everyone who helped to make this year's Scholastic Book Fair a success!  Thank you to all the parent volunteers who worked throughout the week to cover during recess, lunch, and after school!  Also, thank you to Mr. Fanning and Mr. Morita, faculty & staff performers, and all their students for providing wonderful entertainment during our night event!  And finally, thank you to all the families who came out to enjoy the music, shopping, and pizza - and who continuously support NVMS and our library!

--VP Andy Szkotak

--Library Support Mrs. Carla Hallin & Mr. Tom Lundell

November 25, 2016 | 1:27 pm

UH Wahine Volleyball Senior Night

Niu Valley volleyball players attended the University of Hawaii Wahine Volleyball Senior Night to support former Niu Valley student and current UH setter, Tayler Higgins.  Tayler gave free tickets to grateful students to show her appreciation for her days at Niu Valley and the skills she learned to be a successful student, player, and model citizen.  Thank you Tayler and best of luck in all your future endeavors!

November 21, 2016 | 10:26 am

Flu Season Announcement Reminder From NVMS PE/Health & NVMS Health Aide

With a shortage of flu shots, we all need to do our best to keep ourselves and others flu-free!  If your child feels ill, please take their temperature before sending them to school.  Our health aide is available to do fever checks from 7:30am-2:30pm - it is recommended that parents come in with students.  If students have a fever or other symptoms such as vomiting or nausea, they need to go back home immediately so it does not spread to others.  Students who receive medicine for a fever and then are sent to school are still contagious!  72 hours since the onset of symptoms is a general rule of thumb to keep them home.

November 21, 2016 | 10:19 am

Extramural JV Boys Basketball Coaches Needed!

Please email Ms. Reeves if you are interested in becoming a basketball coach for the extramural JV boys team.

FYI...Boys Varsity tryouts are on December 1st & 2nd.  Girls dates to be announced.

November 21, 2016 | 10:16 am

Flu Clinic - February 2, 2017

Flu Clinic Forms going home on Wednesday, November 30th.  Deadline to return the form is December 9th.  Flu Clinic is scheduled at NVMS on Thursday, February 2, 2017.

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