Valley View Middle Contact Information

Main Office952-681-5800 
Anthony Sicoli,
Casey Van De Laarschot, assistant
Rachel Loftus, dean of
Kyah Hayek,
Celeste Azurdia Olson, secretary/
Evan Fair, counselor
Michelle Libby, counselor
Sammy Cuatle Pliego, cultural
Marshay Kennedy, Fusion (formerly Galaxy)
Beth Beebe, school board

Harassment and Violence Reporting Form
Bloomington Public Schools maintains a firm policy prohibiting all forms of harassment and violence. Use this form to report issues relating to harassment and violence.

Student Concerns Form Please fill-out this form to express your concerns or report an incident that you feel our administrative and counseling team should be aware of. We care about EACH of you and want VVMS to be a safe and inclusive environment. YOU MATTER!

Student Support Request Form If you are feeling like you need someone to meet with and talk, please reach out. This form goes directly to those support people involved in ensuring student mental wellbeing and safety. When filled out, please understand that we will do our best to meet your needs in the order and severity of those we receive. 

Crisis Lifeline
If you or someone you know, is in a mental health crisis or at risk of suicide, call or text 988 or chat The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (988 Lifeline) is free and confidential and available 24/7.

School Resources

If you need food, hygiene, clothing, school supplies or any additional resources, please chat Rachel Loftus at, Kali Anderson at or Sammy Pliego at We are here to help! 

School Hours

  • School start: 7:55 a.m.
  • School dismissal: 2:37 p.m.
  • Free breakfast: 7:30  - 7:50 a.m.
  • Office hours: 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Computer Science Immersion programs in BPS provide a deeper dive into computer science. The computer science Immersion program provides opportunities for students to learn computer science in the context of other subject areas, exemplifying computer science’s vast impact on all disciplines.

Computer Science Education

Fusion Youth Centers provide Bloomington youth in grades 6-8 opportunities for involvement in social, recreational and educational programming after school. 


Marshay Kennedy 

AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. AVID is designed to increase school-wide learning and performance. The mission of AVID is to ensure that all students, and most especially the least served students in the middle, are capable of succeeding after high school. 

The AVID Elective is an exploratory class for 7th and 8th-grade students.  In the AVID elective, students learn study and organization skills, develop critical thinking skills, receive academic support from tutors, and participate in enrichment and motivational activities that make college more attainable.  

Who should apply for the AVID elective? AVID targets students in the academic middle who have the desire to go to college and willingness to work hard.  AVID students are capable of completing rigorous curriculum but may be falling short of their potential. 

The typical AVID student:

  • have average to high test scores, 
  • has a 2.0-3.5 GPA,
  • has college potential, 
  • is the first in their family to attend college,
  • may be historically underrepresented on four-year college campuses, and 
  • may be low income and/or meet special circumstances.


Kaari Kohn

Avid Website

Nobel at Valley View Middle School is designed to develop the talents of highly creative students through a rigorous humanities approach. Using grade level themes: Telling Our Stories (6), Connecting Our Ideas (7), Realizing Our Actions (8), this program builds habits of scholarship and inspires students to embrace their own leadership capabilities to positively impact their world.


Lisa Kiner

Nobel Program