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Departments

Valley View's staff is divided up into departments by subject level taught. For example, Core teachers are in both the English and History departments. Each department has a department head, and that teacher disseminates information related to that department's curriculum. Department heads meet monthly with administrators.

Math

Department Head: Madhavi Devineni

devinenim@mdusd.org | 925-682-8000 ext. 5042

California Math Standards: Click on each link to download a pdf of the standards for each grade.

Science

Department Head: Erika Guderian

guderiane@mdusd.org | 925-682-8000 ext. 5074

Language Arts

Department Head: Laura Hill

hilll@mdusd.org | 925-682-8000 ext. 5053

Check Accelerated Reader (AR) Progress: Sixth grade only

You can check your student's progress towards their AR goal by clicking on this link. Students were given log-in information at the beginning of the school year.

English Standards

Click here for a pdf of Common Core State Standards in English/Language Arts.

Physical Education

Department Head: John Nunan

nunanj@mdusd.org | 925-682-8000 ext. 5016         

California Physical Education Standards: Click on each link to download a pdf of the standards for each grade.

Physical Education Make-Up Work

To make up the work missed the student must do one of the following for each day missed:

  • Collage with a Physical Education theme
  • One page paper with a Physical Education theme
  • One hour of physical activity, which needs to be written down and signed by parent/guardian

PE Clothes

Valley View Middle School PE shirts and shorts must be worn while students are in PE class. PE clothes are not to be worn outside of PE class at school.

Clothes can be purchased at registration and will be distributed the first week of classes.

Combination locks are also needed and can be purchased at registration or bought outside school. If you would like to use a lock other than the one sold at school, please wait and ask your child's PE teacher to find out which kind to purchase. Please make sure that your student knows the lock combination! 

Extra Valley View PE Clothes and Sweats

Extra PE clothes, locks, and sweats can be purchased directly from your PE teacher. Valley View sweats are optional (available in sizes YL-Adult XL). Checks should be made out to Valley View Middle School

  • Shirts: $8
  • Shorts: $12
  • Locks: $5
  • Sweatshirt: $20
  • Sweatpants: $15

ElectiveS

Department Head: Amy Malan

malana@mdusd.org | 925-682-8000 ext. 5026

Valley View Middle School Electives include:

  • Art: Mrs. Malan
  • Computer Applications/Digital Art: Mr. Batongbacal
  • Cadet Band, Chorus, Jazz Band, Strings, and Symphonic Band: Ms. Tharalsen
  • Spanish 1A, Spanish 1B, and Communications: Mrs. Enciso
  • PE Elective: Mr. Dolley
  • Leadership: Mrs. Manasewitch
  • Yearbook: Mr. Nunan
  • Office TA
  • Classroom TA

Sixth Graders who are not enrolled in music classes are scheduled for the rotation wheel, where they will change elective classes each quarter.