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School Facilities Improvement Measure (Measure E)

The Irvine Unified School District has placed a School Facilities Improvement Bond Measure on the June 2016 ballot. IUSD serves more than 32,000 students and is one of the highest performing districts in the nation. However, due to the state’s new funding formula, IUSD ranks at the bottom in per pupil funding in California. As a result, IUSD’s general fund cannot support the significant investments many of our aging facilities need without creating a significant impact on our instructional programs across the District. To learn more, click here.


Great job to all students who participated in the Irvine Junior Games at Irvine High School.

Congratulations to our Irvine Junior Games Medal Winners:

Makena P: Bronze in the 100 meter sprint, Silver in the long jump

Myles C: Silver in the 400 meter run, Silver in the 800 meter run

Nadia A: Gold in the 400 meter run, Bronze in the soccer kick

Kamryn S: Silver in the 400 meter run

Kara C: Silver, in the basketball shoot

Jacob T: Gold in the soccer kick

Jennifer F: Silver, soccer kick

7th grade girls: Silver, in the 4x100 relay


Important Information for Current 6th Graders:

Elective Selection Instructions

Elective Course Handbook

Elective Selection Form (please PRINT BEFORE you submit - turn form in to CURRENT 6th grade teacher)

6th Grade Parent Orientation Presentation (from Tues 4/12)


Click Here for IUSD Overdrive


Our Advanced Art class just finished their self-portraits. Artisits include:

Amanda C, Yumin C, Danielle K, Kawain L and DoWon S


8th Grade Elective Selection

(For CURRENT 7th graders)

Elective Selection Form (you must sign-in using your IUSD Google Account)

Selection Information

Elective Course Handbook (includes descriptions/requirements for each elective)


IUSD Summer School 2016 (High School) Information

The Irvine Unified School District is excited to offer its annual Summer School program for grades 9-12 at Northwood High School and Woodbridge High School from June 13 to July 22. Though IUSD Summer School will be located at two sites, students will only be allowed to request a course at one of the sites. Click on the links below for the Course Catalog and school specific registration forms. Please complete the appropriate registration form and bring it with you to any of the registration sites during the appropriate dates and times.

WHS Course Request Form
NHS Course Request Form
Summer School Course Catalog 2016
Registration Dates and Times


2015-16 IUSD Middle School Teacher of the Year

Henry Miller

SVMS Director of Instrumental Music


Middle School Teacher of the Year is Henry Miller, a Music teacher at Sierra Vista Middle School.  He has been with IUSD for 26 years.

Henry strives to get the best out of every student in his music classes, whether it is a beginner or a highly experienced musician.  His dedication and constructive teaching style have made him a well-liked and respected teacher by students, staff and parents alike.

“I have seen Henry teach for 12 years and have seen his program at Sierra Vista evolve into a program where students not only excel but love making music,” said fellow Sierra Vista Teacher Eric Zuercher.  “The students are learning, having fun and making music at a very accelerated level.”

In addition to Henry’s tremendous work in the classroom, he began volunteer charitable field trips to elementary schools to bring music to students with special needs, called “Giving Bach.”  Under his leadership, his students have formed an award-winning, extra-curricular jazz band.

Through Henry’s leadership, he is inspiring a lifelong love of music in his students and his passion for teaching has had a positive impact on all.

Congratulations Mr. Miller!!

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Winterbowl Congratulations to the 7th Grade IPSF/Matt Leinert Winterbowl 7th Grade Champions from Sierra Vista! Team members:Travis A, Logan L (8), Trey L, Nathan M, Ryan M, Will W, and Souheil M. Way to go Chargers!!



Sierra Vista's Irvine Hoops Girls Basketball Team


Zarina Y, Annabella H, Naomi L, Stephanie C, Erin H,

Alice P, Sarah B, Lauren K, Kara C


Harvest Cup Champions!!

Harvest Cup

Congratulations to our Boys and Girls Harvest Cup teams – both teams are Harvest Cup Champions!  The boys won their final game 3-1 yesterday and the girls scored in overtime to seal the title.  Way to go Chargers!!


Become a member of PTSA!

SVMS PTSA MEMBERSHIP FORM - New Google Forms Process

  1. Please include all SVMS students in family when completing the Google Form.
  2. Please **PRINT** before hitting the "Submit" button.
  3. Please bring the PRINTED form along with your payment to the SVMS Front Office.
  4. Please make check payable to SVMS PTSA.



Sierra Vista Shines at National History Day Competition

Sierra Vista Middle School students, Frances K. and Michelle K., received first-place honors in the Junior Group Documentary Category during the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest, held from June 14 to 18 at the University of Maryland in College Park.  Their documentary was titled “Henry Ford: Driving America Into the Future,” and their teachers were Barbara Hall and Jonathan Millers.


More than 500,000 elementary, middle and high school students from the U.S. and beyond take part in National History Day competitions at the local, state and national levels each year, conducting extensive research based on a yearly theme before submitting complex projects in the form of papers, exhibits, performances, websites and documentaries. School competitions are held in the winter, followed by county and state contests.

In May, California’s National History Day event was held at William Jessup University in Rocklin, drawing more than 1,161 students from 25 counties. Fifteen of those students ultimately got the chance to bring their projects to the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest. This year’s theme was “Leadership and Legacy in History.”

Way to go Frances and Michelle!!


Sierra Vista Sent Only OC Student to Compete

in National Spelling Bee

Sierra Vista Middle School Student Sarika R. was the only Orange County student to qualify for the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Maryland.  Sarika participated in a written vocabulary test and two rounds of preliminary oral examination.  She was one of only 285 students nationwide to participate in this prestigious competition.

 Spelling Bee

While Sarika did not advance to the semifinals, she has received a great deal of local attention for her incredible accomplishment.  She has been featured in two Orange County Register articles and her class was able to watch her compete live on ESPN.

Congratulations to Sarika for job well done!


SVMS Lip Dub

Lip Dub


"Peter and the Wolf"

This is a collaborative piece created by our Electives Department. Enjoy!

Peter and the Wolf

The making of... "Peter and the Wolf"

Making Of



It's time to make elective selections for next year. Please complete the form below with the elective choices and acquire the necessary signatures. Be sure to PRINT the form before clicking the "Submit" button.


Parking Lot Safety Reminders - IMPORTANT!!

  • Please drive SLOWLY while entering, exiting, and driving through our lot and surrounding neighborhood
  • Please be vigilant and respectful of other motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians
  • Please observe & comply with directional arrows in entrances and aisles
  • Please do not stop your car in a through lane
  • Please do not park your car in a drop off lane
  • Drop off your children at the white curb or near the pedestrian crossing zone in the second aisle
  • Consider having your child walk, ride a bike/scooter, or meet at a (slightly) off campus location to decrease congestion in our lot!
  • For his/her safety, please remind your child to walk bikes, skateboards, and scooters on campus, across school entrances/exits, and across crosswalks and to make eye contact with drivers.  


Support SVMS through Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.  Make sure you select Sierra Vista Middle PTSA as your non-profit organization. You can find it by entering Sierra Vista Middle PTSA in the search field or go to AmazonSmile to sign up.







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Upcoming Events

May 27

No School

May 30

No School

June 1

Summer Pops Concert - Sierra Vista Bowl SVMS 6:00 p.m.

June 3

8th grade Dance SVMS MPR

June 6

8th grade Awards Night NHS Theater 7:00 p.m. by Invitation Only

June 8

Last Day of School for 7th graders Minimum Day for ALL students

June 9

8th grade Promotion Ceremony at SVMS Students start at 8:00 Ceremony 8:30-10:30