• Dear Parents, Guardians, and Valley Middle School Community,

    Welcome to the Valley Middle School website.  As the Vice Principal of Valley Middle School, I am very fortunate to work with many dedicated, innovative and caring staff members, parents and students.  Each day is filled with new experiences, learning for all, and the ability to make someone’s day better; many days it is the students who make my day a little brighter.

    Valley Middle School’s curriculum and practices are consistently reviewed to ensure that we are following the most updated best practices, meeting all regulations, and addressing the future needs of our students.   Our staff consistently follows current trends and in collaboration with administration, creates a plan of action to incorporate those trends that are most appropriate into the classrooms.  One of the largest areas of growth is the increased use of technology in our classrooms.  Each student is assigned a Chromebook that they use throughout the school year.  Students are working with Google Docs, Google Classroom, Educreations, IXL, and many others.  Some of our teachers have also included the Flipped Classroom method as part of their class instruction.

    The students at Valley Middle School are offered many opportunities to explore their interests and investigate new ideas.  We offer many clubs, activities, sports and a large variety of musical ventures that our students can participate in.  Many of our students are involved in a variety of extracurricular activities that allow them the opportunity to grow at their own pace in a safe, nurturing environment.  Our list of clubs, activities and other extracurricular offerings are broadened each year in hopes to have something that interests every student.

    Each year we celebrate a theme, this year’s theme is “Choose to be Extraordinary.”  It is our belief that our children of today are our leaders of tomorrow and with that theory, our children are our future.  Valley Middle School offers several opportunities for our students to become leaders and servers of our community.

    I consider myself very fortunate to be a team member of Valley Middle School as well as in the Oakland School District.  Each day I am amazed by the little things the people of our school community do for one another.  It is these daily reminders that make our school district unique and special. 

    Please take a moment and visit our school’s website.  As always please feel free to contact me with any questions or concern.


    Enjoy your day,

    Ms. Micari-Christiano