Vernon Center Middle School Homepage


VCMS News & Coming Events:

Important Information for Sports Try-outs in September!  Try-outs for Boys and Girls Soccer and Cross Country begin on September 8.  Students must have the necessary medical/physical forms in order to try out (no exceptions).  Please make sure your child has seen a doctor this summer and gotten the form filled out in advance. Click for Physical Form
Click for 2015-16 Sports Permission Form

Principal Welcomes 6th Grade  Principal Welcomes 7th/8th Grade

6A    6B   6C    7A    7B    8A     8B

Sign up for the After School Program for 2015-16!
Registration form - click here!

The first day of school is:
August 26 for 6th graders only
August 27 for 7th and 8th graders
September 4 - Grade 6 Dance
September 16 - School Pictures
Spetember 21 - Grade 6 Open House
September 21-25 - Book Fair
September 24 - Grades 7/8 Open House
October 1 - PTO meeting

School Hours: 7:32am – 2:17pm   Early Dismissal: 12:17pm, lunch served  2 Hr Delay: 9:32am

Every week students are encouraged to participate in this trivia challenge. New challenges are available every Monday in Mrs. Lee's room and answers will be posted the following Monday. Questions and answers will also be posted on the Gifted and Talented page.

Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8
Unified Arts
Health Dept. & Physical Education
Library Media Center
Math Intervention & Reading Intervention
World Language
Special Education / Gifted
Daily Block Schedules
Documents and Forms
English Second Language - ESL
Pupil Personnel Services
Staff Directory
District Calendar
Health / School Nurse
Food Services / Lunch Menu
Gifted/Talented and Educational Links
PTO Homepage
After School Program
777 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, CT 06066
Phone: 860-870-6070
Fax: 860-870-6318

We had a great year! 


All visitors to VCMS are REQUIRED TO PRESENT PHOTO ID when entering the building. Between the hours of 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM, visitors will not be allowed to participate in meetings or events without first presenting their photo ID at the main office and receiving a special visitor's badge. Please follow these established procedures when visiting our school for the safety of our students and staff


ASPEN Parent Portal Letter -  Click here

EG Rubric - Click to review! 

VCMS School Climate Plan

Annual Parent Notice





LEADERSHIP TEAM - GOVERNANCE COUNCIL: Click here for dates, list of members, and meeting minutes



The faculty, staff and administration of Vernon Center Middle School are devoted to helping every student achieve his/her maximum individual potential in a supportive environment. We recognize that this goal requires the collective best efforts of school personnel, the student, the parents/guardians and the community at large. Our staff and programs aid in the transition of students from middle school to high school. We offer programs and an environment that provides opportunities for students to participate in 21st century learning and for sound academic, social, artistic, physical, and emotional growth. We embrace the values of safety, organization, achievement, respect, and responsibility.


Mascot: Eagles; Motto: "Freedom With Responsibility"
School Colors: Blue and White

Our school was opened as a new building in 1966. We presently house grades 6, 7, and 8 with an enrollment of approximately 650 students. We have 86 certified staff members and 44 non-certified staff.  

VCMS sees itself as an active part of many communities and we take our role in these communities very seriously. Each enriches the academic and social consciousness of our students and helps us develop the whole child.


Vernon Center Middle School is a Positive Behavioral Support school. PBS is designed to help school teams form behavioral and discipline systems that support student learning and social development. Nationally, PBS is currently practiced in over 8,000 schools. PBS is not an initiative, but a set of problem solving strategies and processes. Building upon existing strengths, school teams create well defined systems, use effective practices along with data centered evaluation methods to reshape their communities and help students achieve academic and social competence. Introducing, modeling, and reinforcing positive social behavior is an important part of a student’s educational experience. VCMS believes that teaching behavioral expectations through Core Values and rewarding students for following them is a much more positive and successful approach.


Vernon Public Schools Mission Statement

The Vernon Public Schools, in partnership with family and community, is committed to provide a quality education, with
high expectations, in a safe environment where all students become independent learners and productive contributors to society.

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