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This week is National Assistant Principal Week. Our assistant principal is second to none. She works tirelessly to make sure Veterans Memorial operates smoothly for students and staff. We are blessed to have Mrs. Sanders as our assistant principal! Join us in thanking Mrs. Sanders for all that she does every single day! Rangers Lead the Way!  Students of the Month for March! 

 Students of the Month for March! 

Congratulations to the VMMS Choir and Mrs. Fortson for earning all superior ratings at LGPE! The choir did a phenomenal job representing Veterans Memorial! We are all proud of you! Rangers Lead the Way!!! 

Shoutout to our amazing social worker, Dr. Duffey! She does a phenomenal job of working with our students, families, and staff to make VMMS the best school! She is invested in the climate and culture being built daily at Veterans not only as a social worker but as a parent. We are fortunate to have Dr. Duffey. Happy National School Social Worker Week!

VMMS culminated a month long celebration of Black History Month with a phenomenal program. The program featured keynote speaker Columbus City Manager, Isaiah Hugley, Attorney Anthony Johnson receiving the Heritage Award, Hardaway High School’s JROTC led by four former VMMS students, and multiple performances by the VMMS fine arts department. Thank you to the Black History Committee led by Mrs. Shaheer for planning and organizing today’s special program. Oh and we ate extremely well following the program! “But it really doesn’t matter with me now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop … I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land.” – Dr. Martin Luther Jr.

VMMS had the pleasure of having The Divine Nine to celebrate Black History Month! The D9 were able to socialize with our students throughout lunch periods as we celebrate Black History! A special thank you to Mrs. Sanders and the BHM Committee for providing this opportunity for our students! Rangers Lead the Way! 

We capped off a great I Love My Future Week with a spectacular Career Day Event! Presenters included Columbus Fire Department, Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office, the Columbus River Dragons, Aflac, motivational speakers, realtors, correction officers, Columbus State University, restaurant owners, construction companies, Cascade Hills Church, environmental scientist, healthcare workers, pharmacists, content creators, coaches, bankers, authors, marketing managers, entrepreneurs, chefs, lawyers, Grand Canyon University, and scientists! Students were able to experience a wide variety of diverse careers throughout the day! Thank you to Mrs. Wright for planning and organizing this amazing event for all of our students! Rangers Lead the Way! 

Members of Ranger HOSA attended CTSO’s Day at the Capitol. They toured the capitol building and sat in to watch educational bills be passed in House. What a great experience! Thank you to Mrs. Kelly for doing a great job with HOSA! Rangers Lead The Way! 

Congratulations to Veterans Memorial’s PBIS team for working diligently to earn an achievement level of operational! The PBIS team at VMMS is led by Mrs. DuBose! PBIS is a district wide initiative focused on improving a school’s overall climate. Congratulations again to our PBIS team! Rangers Lead the Way! 

We celebrate Mrs. Wright for National School Counseling Week. Mrs. Wright is entering her 10th year as Veterans Memorial’s counselor. She does a wonderful job working with our students on a daily basis. In addition to counseling, Mrs. Wright leads small group sessions, serves as our Sunshine Committee lead, assist with class transitions, coordinates career day, and provides a laugh or smile whenever needed! We are glad to have Mrs. Wright as our counselor! Rangers Lead the Way!

Congratulations to Ameyaa Singh for finishing 2nd overall in The Muscogee County Spelling Bee!!! Ameyaa has qualified for and will compete in Georgia’s Region 6 Spelling Bee in February. According to MCSD records, Ameyaa is the highest finisher in Veterans Memorial Middle School’s history! Thank you Mrs. Hill for doing an amazing job as our school’s spelling bee coordinator.

Students in 6th – 8th grade were able to go on a PBIS field trip to Stars and Strikes. Students qualified by having zero office referrals, zero classroom infraction reports, and passing all classes for the first semester. Thank you to the PBIS Team and Stars and Strikes for planning this event for our Ranger leaders!

Students in 6th – 8th grade were able to go on a PBIS field trip to Stars and Strikes. Students qualified by having zero office referrals, zero classroom infraction reports, and passing all classes for the first semester. Thank you to the PBIS Team and Stars and Strikes for planning this event for our Ranger leaders!

For the 8th consecutive year The VMMS Rowdy Rangers have advanced to the Super Regional! Veterans is one of three middle schools from Muscogee County to advance this year. Congratulations to our Rowdy Rangers, Mr. Simpkins, and Mrs. Scarbrough! Rangers Lead the Way, All the Way!

The VMMS Choir put on quite the show tonight! The holiday concert featured a variety of songs, solos, a faculty choir, and even an appearance by the Grinch! Great job Mrs. Fortson and the VMMS Choir!

The VMMS Math Team competed today at The Columbus High Math Tournament. Congratulations to Lincoln Carroll for earning top score for the VMMS Team! Members of the team include Lincoln Carroll, Cris Dobos, Evan Edwards, Jayden Martinez, Justin Ni, Sara Rivers, Aella Slyck, and Grant Stone. Thank you to Mrs. Gard and Mrs. Cook for coaching the math team.

General News and Announcements

  • April Parent Newsletter
  • 8th Grade Formal
  • VMMS Thread Mob Store 
  • Tips for your Chromebook


    All students have been issued a Chromebook (to include Case and Charger) to use during the school day. Students must be responsible for their Chromebook/Case/Charger at all times. In an effort to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars, students must be responsible for the care of their Chromebook and not damage it in any way. Chromebooks are to be carried in a case at all times when not in use.

    Students who damage Chromebooks and/or accessories can be assessed a replacement fee as per Board (see MCSD Board Policy JS: Student Fees, Fines, and Charges).

    Fines and Fees Section

    Care and Use of School Property – Chromebooks, Textbooks, and Media Center Checkouts:  Students will be held responsible for the proper care of all books, supplies, Chromebooks, and accessories or equipment furnished to them by the school. A student who defaces, damages, or loses school property shall be required to pay for the damage or loss(see MCSD Board Policiy JS: Student Fees, Fines, and Charges).

    A Parent/Student must pay all fees and fines owed to the school in a timely fashion. Parent/Student must clear all fines or fees during the year the fines are assessed. Fines must be paid/cleared where they were assessed and before moving to the next level in school.

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