BVMS Daily Announcements 2023

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* ATTENTION PARENTS: Throughout the year, many of you take pictures of your children participating in school sports or other school activities. The BVMS Yearbook is asking for your help!! Please email any photos you are interested in sharing with Yearbook to Thanks!

* BEST BUDDIES: BVMS Best Buddies will be meeting Wednesday, October 11 from 3:15 - 4:15.   We will meet the second Wednesday of each month.

* BOWLING: We will be having an informational meeting for those students and their parent/guardian interested in the 2023/2024 BV Bowling Team. Monday September 25th at 6:30pm in the high school chorus room. The team is open to grades 7-12.  Tryouts for the team will be October 10 & 11.

*LOST & FOUND : The lost & found in the commons is already overflowing. Please double-check for your items. We will be bagging it up and storing items on Friday!


*First Priority Club will start on Thursday, Oct 5th in Mr. Garrow’s room. Join us for a peer led bible study before school starts at 7:15am
See you at the Pole is a time of prayer on the September 27th at 7:30am that is student led.  Join us by the flagpole to lift up your friends, families, teachers, school, and nation to God

BV Just Cure It 2023

**Brandon Valley Volleyball Just Cure It Night will be Oct 5th during the home volleyball game.  This year, the Lynx Volleyball team is donating the proceeds of the night to the Cure Kids Cancer-- Sanford.  Every dollar over cost and 100% of donations will go to the Foundation.  We are selling t-shirts to wear the night of the volleyball game Oct. 5th and also at the football game on Oct 6th.  

**Shirts will be distributed at the high school for students and families who order.  More details will follow on an exact date for distribution.

**Teachers - your orders will be delivered to your respective schools.



Our Dakota Dreams offers free online tutoring for all South Dakota K-12 students. Led by tutors pursuing education degrees at Northern State University and Black Hills State University, these sessions are valuable tools to help students succeed inside and outside of the classroom.

New this year, students can access tutors using Tutor Tracks, a new subject-specific program, or with on-demand homework help. Watch the Tutor Tracks video to learn more about the program.


To register, visit: Online Tutoring for K-12 Students | Our Dakota Dreams 


2023-24 BVHS Lynx Photos

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This account is only used by parents, students, teachers and family members.  We have had to change companies because Shutterfly no longer offers the option to share pictures on their site.  Thank you to the BVHS booster clubs for paying for this site each year.

* 2022-23 YEARBOOKS: are available for purchase in the Middle School office for $20.00.

* FAMILY ACCESS ANNUAL UPDATES: Every year, all BVSD families are asked to complete the Family Access Updates via Skyward prior to the start of the upcoming school year. This helps us have

up-to-date contacts, health information, and permissions for the year such as field trips, athletic team travel, and media use/yearbook.


        New to Skyward or just want a refresher? Below are a few videos (short and sweet!) that may come in handy this school year:

  1. Checking Grades:
  2. Skyward Account Updates:
  1. Update contact information
  2. Language Options
  3. Attendance Notifications, Low Grade Notifications, Progress Reports
  1. Food Service:

* STUDENT SCHEDULES: Requests and changes can no longer be accommodated unless an error was made on our part. Final schedules will be available for viewing in Skyward on Friday, August 4th after 4:00pm.

Technology and Insurance Form

        The Brandon Valley Middle School is entering its sixth year being 1:1, with students and staff each being issued a laptop. Every student/family is required to fill out the Technology Forms before they will be issued a device this Fall. Our goal is to hand out all laptops during Open House on August 17. Please have it completed before you arrive. Forms are a part of the Family Access Update and can be found by logging onto Skyward.

Click on “Go to Family Access Updates for ‘STUDENT NAME’”

Also, please note that if you are choosing School District Insurance, it must be paid before laptops are handed out. Forms are completed online and payment can be done via the District Webstore (be sure your student’s name is entered) or by dropping off cash/check to the middle school office.

For more detailed instructions to complete the online Tech Form, follow this link: 

* INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREORDERING STUDENT PHOTOS: Photography by Mark will be at the BVMS Open House on Thursday, Aug. 17th to take student photos. Picture Packets will be handed out at Open House, or you can preorder your student photos by following the directions below.

It is easy to prepay your student’s school day pictures online! Visit .

How To Order Picture Day Photos Online:

  1. Go to
  2.  Click on “Order Here”
  3.  Enter “BVSD”for the event name, click “search.”
  4.  Click on your school district.
  5.  Click on your student’s school.
  6.   Enter your email address and click “login”. All orders are tracked with the email address you enter.
  7.  You should now see a page with our photo packages. Choose from any of our packages and/or        order ala-carte items.
  8.  Once you are done shopping, click on the “shopping cart” icon. You will be prompted for your   student’s information as well as yours. That is, it!

Some Things You Should Know:


Picture retake day is on Thursday, October 5, 2023.

If you are doing retakes just bring the original picture packet with you to Makeup/Retake Day and we will reorder with the new picture taken that day.

For more information, please visit our website

Feel free to call or email us with any questions!

Photography by Mark, INC