Valley Park Middle School (Gr 06 - 08)
Respect for All
Valley Park Middle School is a large community school with a tradition of excellence where, in partnership with parents, we value and celebrate our multicultural diversity. At Valley Park, we believe that learning is a lifelong commitment. We believe that the academic, social, emotional, physical and attitudinal needs of our students are our prime concerns and that our programs address these needs.
We are proud of our students' accomplishments in public speaking and math/science competitions. We are also extremely proud of our award-winning choir. Our school continues to be a humanitarian leader via our participation in the Terry Fox Run, food drives and other humanitarian venturesRead more
Project Respect is our main positive behaviour initiative. Its goal is to create a school climate where everyone is positive and civil with each other 100% of the time. Our Project Respect motto is "Respect for All". Two visible signs of our commitment to Project Respect are our student-made Project Respect logo and our collection of flags representing the country of origin for all of our students' families. Both the flags and logo are prominently displayed in our foyer. Read more about Project Respect
Multi-Levels of Student Support
Valley Park Middle School has a broad range of Student Support initatives and programs offering remediation and enrichment. These initiatives and programs include Homework Club, Beyond 3:30 & after school Math/ Science Enrichment. They also include a whole spectrum of supports during the day--ESL, LEAP, MATH SUPPORT, along with a broad range of Special Education Support (RESOURCE, HOME SCHOOL, MID). Other supports include our Project Respect SOS program and BRASS ( Behaviour Resource Active Support Services). Read more about Multi-Levels of Student Support
School Climate/Environment Revitalization
This involves the engagement of students, teachers and parents to help beautify and make our learning environment more inviting and stimulating. Special projects involving landscaping, the construction of indoor and outdoor benches, and the creation of murals through out the building help to create a positive atmosphere conducive to effective learning. Read more about School Climate/Environment Revitalization
Daily, weekly and monthly student recognition occurs via our Superslips, Character Education Certificates, and Winnits. Our 5 50" plasma screen monitors in our cafetorium also are used to give recognition to all stakeholders who make positive contributions to school life.
Parents have a number of opportunities to engage with the school. They can participate in our Go Green Yard Revitalization Fund Raising Committee. They can give input to the school via our Parent/Community Survey that occurs every second year, once in the fall and once again in the spring. They can also attend our monthly School Advisory Council meetings. Read more about Parent Engagement
Project Respect Continued-
Project Respect incorporates the TDSB's character education initiative. The program is based on the simple idea that, if we all trully followed the "Respect for All" motto, we would not need rules and we would not need to talk about specific behaviours and strategies that are required to create a positive atmosphere at school. Read more about Project Respect Continued-