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Odyssey of the Mind Parent Meeting - September 19 (at Osborne)
An Odyssey of the Mind parent information session will be held on September 19 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Osborne Elementary Large Group Room. Odyssey of the Mind (OM) is a creative problem solving competition where teams of five to seven students work on a long-term problem. The competition is open to students in all grades. It's a program that encourages creative thinking, team-building, and problem-solving. This session will provide detailed information about the program and will help you connect with others who are interested in forming a team.
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Sign Up for Middle School Musical Auditions on October 1 & 2
Auditions for the musical, Mary Poppins Junior, will take place October 1 and 2, and callbacks will be on October 4 and 5.  Students can sign up for auditions in the middle school library beginning September 17. The musical will be performed on January 18 & 19, 2019.

Strolling Quakers Kickoff September 24
The "Strolling Quakers" will kick off their year on Sept. 24, 2018 at 7 a.m. in the MS auditorium. All students who play in Elementary, Middle School or HS orchestra are invited! The program is FREE and breakfast is included! We are in need of pianists, guitarists, and percussionists! Fill out a registration form and email to along with any questions.
Eighth Grade Trip Believe Products Fundraiser continues through September 26

QVMS will be taking the eighth grade class to Gettysburg, Washington D. C., and Williamsburg in May 2019. To help offset some of the trip cost, the 8th grade class will sell Believe products to raise money for the trip. This sale begins on September 12 and runs through September 26. The student’s individual profit will come directly off the cost of their trip. Our goal is to take every eighth grader who wants to go. If you are interested in making a donation for students that may need financial assistance or if you have any questions or needs, please contact Mr. Slencak or Mr. Kelly in the middle school. 8th grade trip info

School Pictures - September 28
QVMS Picture Day is Friday, September 28. Please be sure to send your money and order form with your student.

Science Olympiad Information Session October 3
QV Middle School Science Olympiad Hosting Information Session. Science Olympiad is a team competition in which students compete in 23 events pertaining to various scientific disciplines, including earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Students practice outside of the school day throughout the school year. 15 students are selected to complete at the regional Science Olympiad event at California University of PA on March 6, 2019, although all participants can attend the event. At regionals the student team could qualify to participate in the state competition held at Juniata College. This session will given detailed information about the Science Olympiad Competition, signups for events as well as volunteer opportunities. All interested middle school students and their parents are invited to attend the Science Olympiad Information Session on Wednesday, October 3rd from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Middle School Auditorium.

Join Student Council

Students interested in making a difference in his/her school, planning fun activities and assemblies, and helping others in our community and the world should consider joining QVMS Student Council.  Meetings are approximately 1 time per month in the evening in fall/spring and after school during the winter months.

Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade can pick up an application this week in the guidance office, main office, outside Mrs. Hollein’s room (Rm 205) and outside Ms. Bruno’s room (Rm 308).  Questions?  Email Ms. Margot Bruno at  Applications with all signatures and a typed essay are due to Ms. Bruno or Mrs. Hollein by Friday, September 15.  

Girls on the Run Heart & Sole Program Underway

Heart & Sole (Girls on the Run Program) is open to girls in middle school and will be offered during the Fall Session on M/W. The season will start on September 17th. Heart & Sole is Girls on the Run’s program for middle school girls! Heart & Sole creates a positive, structured space for middle school girls to learn about themselves, explore new ideas, cultivate empathy, strengthen connections and develop life skills that will help them as they move through adolescence and beyond. This 10-week program is accessible to all girls regardless of athletic ability or fitness level and considers the range of ages and varied experiences of middle schoolers. Physical activity includes strength and conditioning appropriate for this age group. The season culminates with the Girls on the Run 5K on December 2nd, which is the celebratory event that underscores the confidence, competence, connection, character and caring they’ve been developing in the program and gives them a tangible sense of goal setting and achievement. Details can be found about the program here. Registration starts August 29th. Questions? Contact Arvah Rana, Head Coach or Holly Teegarden, Head Coach Details can be found about the program here:

Read the QV Ink Newspaper Online
QV Ink, Quaker Valley Middle School's student newspaper, is online at QV Ink is always looking for writers, photographers, and story ideas. Contact Mrs. Nogay at to contribute.

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Quaker Valley Middle School
618 Harbaugh Street
Sewickley, PA 15143 map

Phone: 412-749-5000
Fax: 412-749-9844

Grades: 6-8

School Hours: 8:00 AM - 3:05 PM


Dr. Anthony Mooney

Assistant Principal
Lauren McGuirk

Administrative Assistants
Lara Hemwall
Alanna Oros

Peggy Wick

Jacqueline Decker (A-L)
Dr. Matthew Parrish (M-Z)

Barbara Tuite