Town Hall Series - 5th to 6th Grade Transition

The Indian Valley teachers, staff, and I welcome you and your children in transitioning to Indian Valley Middle School for 2020-2021. This e-mail begins our transition process with many more correspondences to follow. I know that you will have many questions and we are here to help in any capacity. Please review the information below and who to reach out to if needed.

Transition Videos
Using a nontraditional format, we are beginning the 5th to 6th grade transition process for the 2020-2021 year. The IV staff have created videos explaining components of the transition for you to view (scheduling, counselor services, our WEB program, and teaming). Please view the videos using the links below. Note that the intro to each video showcases one of our 6th grade teams and the teachers on the team. Our 6th grade teams are Ares, Olympia, Odyssey, Nike, and Marathon.
Elective Course Selection Form for Band, Chorus, and Orchestra Participants
The 5th to 6th grade related arts course selection form is a Google Form that will only be completed by students participating in band, chorus, or orchestra. Students and parents received information from Mr. Ryan Pongras and Mr. Eric Stover. Please refer to their information sent to all 5th grade students and parents currently participating in band, chorus, or orchestra classes. You can also contact Mr. Pongras at or Mr. Stover at

Accelerated Math
Information was sent to all 5th grade parents regarding the accelerated math program. The information has also been posted as an announcement to each elementary school Web site’s home page – e.g., https:///, Please check out the information and complete the opt-in form if your child is interested in applying for the accelerated math program in 6th grade.

Contact with Questions
If you have any questions pertaining to any of the above information, please contact:
  • Ms. Jen Toby, counselor for students with last names beginning with the letter A and ending with the letters Lh -
  • Mrs. Kristen Raught, counselor for students with last names beginning with the letters Li and ending with Z -
  • Dr. Catherine Heller, Assistant Principal and Master Scheduler -
You can also contact me with questions.

Jeff Pammer, Ed.D.
Principal, Indian Valley Middle School