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VCMS News & Coming Events:

ATTENTION:  Sports Team Try-outs will be the week of September 8.  Students must have medical forms ready to hand in on the day of tryouts.  The forms must be dated May 1, 2014 or later. 

Welcome Letter from Mr. Harrison for 6th graders
Welcome Letter from Mr. Harrison for 7th and 8th graders

September 9 and 10 - School Pictures

September 12 - Grade 6 Dance/Social Flyer for 6th Grade Social!

September 15-19 - Book Fair/ OPEN HOUSE NOTICE

September 16 - Open House for 6th Graders, 6:30 pm

September 18 - Open House for 7th/8th Grades, 6:30 pm

September 19 - Early Dismissal 12:15pm/ Teacher Pofessional Development

September 25 - PTO Meeting

October 9 - Student Council Induction/Potluck Dinner

October 22 - School Picture Retakes

October 31 - Grades 7 and 8 Halloween Dance

November 6 - PTO Meeting

November 14 - Drama Club Play




Exceed - 6A Pride - 6B Believe - 6C
Best - 7A Endeavor-7B Everest - 7C
A Team - 8A Spirit - 8B Discover - 8C


ATTENTION:   Fall Tryouts will begin shortly after the school year begins.  In order to try out, you MUST have a completed physical and sports permission form. The VCMS coaches cannot allow any student to participate in tryouts unless both of these forms are reviewed and completed. Forms are available in the main office or on our website at this link:



September 2014 Newsletter

Student Council Announcement

District Attendance Letter

School-Home Compact



Volunter and Chaperone Letter/Form

Bullying Notice

TrafficLetter and Map

Pesticide Notice

Asbestos Notice

Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8
Unified Arts
Health & 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 / 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

Mr. James Harrison, Principal


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


Annual Parent Notice

VCMS School Climate Plan

Scoliosis Notice

Annual Parent Notice


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

  VCMS/VPS PTO DISCOUNT CARD FUNDRAISER - ONLY $5 PER CARD!!  Use the card over and over thru 01/2015! Click here for flyer


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.

SPIRIT WEAR VCMS T-Shirts and Sweatshirts are available for sale in the office. T-Shirts $6 Sweatshirts $20   Show VCMS pride!


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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