Vernon Center Middle School Homepage


VCMS News & Coming Events:

Invitation for 6th Graders and New Students!  You are invited to visit VCMS and walk through the building before school begins.  Come see us on Saturday, August 27, 9-11 AM!

Summer Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 8:00 am - 3:30 pm.   Fri. 8:00 am -1:00 pm.

SPORTS TRY-OUTS REQUIREMENTS: try-outs for Fall sports will take place at the start of the school year, beginning on September 12.  It is the responsibility of the student and parent to make sure all medical and permission forms are filled out appropriately.  No student will be allowed to try-out without a current physical and completed medical form - NO exceptions.

SUMMER READING: All students are expected to read over the summer.  Students will be required to complete an assignment based on their summer reading.  Please click for suggested Nutmeg books and assignment instructions. 
Nutmeg Books         Assignment Instructions

TEAM LETTERS: TEAM letters and information for the beginning of the school year will be mailed in August.

Above and Beyond After School Program 2016-17 - click here

ATTENDANCE/HOMEWORK REQUESTS: If your child is going to be absent for an extended time please make sure to contact the main office in addition to Team Teachers and Guidance.  Homework requests for extended absences must go through Guidance.

Results of Family Survey - click here

August 31, 2016 - First Day of School for all grades
September 5 - No School/Labor Day
September 20 - Grade 6 Open House, 6:30 pm
September 22 - Grades 7/8 Open House, 6:30 pm
October 7 - No School/PD for staff
October 10 - Columbus Day
November 8 - No School/Elections/PD for Staff
November 23 - Early Dismissal
Novembere 24-25 - Thanksgiving recess
December 24- 30 - Holiday recess



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


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 & Handbook
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


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



SBAC Testing 2016

School/Home Compact

EG Rubric - Click to review! 

Attendance Letter from Mr. Macary

2015-16 Student Parent Handbook

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.