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Passion....Purpose....Pride

February 12

VAHS ACTIVITIES

February 11: Girls Powerlifting @ S&S 3:00

February 12: 9th, Jv, V Boys Basketball vs Whitewright (Here) Varsity Boys Senior Night

February 13: Latin JCL Contest @Lewisville

February 15: GIRL'S BBALL PLAYOFF Kaufman High School, Monday night at 8:00 pm

February 18: Blood Drive

February 20: Band Spaghetti Dinner

March 21: Dual Credit- Paula Cavender at 6:30 MPR

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PRINCIPAL'S POINTS

Parents:


State assessment dates are getting closer, and I want to let you know that current freshman and sophomores have completed their EOC benchmarks. Freshman have taken English I, Biology, and Algebra; while sophomores have taken English II and US History. These benchmarks are to gather data and find gaps to better prepare students for their upcoming EOC's. Grades that are taken on these assessments are curved to align to the current passing standards for state EOC assessments.


On another note regarding testing, watches that have the same capabilities as cell phones will not be allowed during testing. Please call or email me if you have any questions regarding state assessments for freshman and sophomores.


​Thanks so much,​


Jeremiah D. Johnson

Principal

Van Alstyne High School

(903) 482-8803


Passion.....Purpose.....Pride

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PAYING FOR COLLEGE INFORMATION NIGHT FOR PARENTS

Information will be provided on scholarships, grants, investments and strategies.


Gretchen Madison VAHS Counselor with guest Financial Advisor

Thursday, February 25

6:30 p.m.

Multipurpose Room VAHS


Childcare will be available for children over 3 years of age provided by PALS in the HS gym.

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VAHS MAGIC CLUB

Magic Club is based around the card game, Magic: The Gathering. Magic: The Gathering is a fun little strategy based card in which you battle either one or multiple opponents with a deck of cards. The Club was originally founded in 2013 by Mr. Gentle, a former Physics teacher at VA, and Mrs. Riley, our current Latin teacher.


Since Mr. Gentle's passing, the club has hosted tournaments to help raise money for the William Gentle Memorial Scholarship in honor of Mr. Gentle. Currently they hold meetings every Thursday after school in Mrs. Riley’s room where they hang out, trade cards, discuss Magic, and play one another for fun.


They welcome any newcomers with open arms and teach beginners how to play and all the basics. Mrs. Riley also has a stockpile of cards in her room open to anybody in Magic Club if they choose to create a deck for themselves.

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WILL JONES NAMED LOUISVILLE SLUGGER!

VAHS senior, Will Jones, has been chosen to be a part of the Louisville Slugger 2016 High School Second Team by Collegiate Baseball. Congratulations!
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COUNSELOR CORNER

SENIORS, when you get an acceptance letter please turn it in to Mrs. Madison so it can be hung on the wall!


Keep up with Reminders from the Counselor’s office


· Class of 2016 text @2016vahs to 81010

· Class of 2017 text @2017vahs to 81010

· Class of 2018 text @2018vahs to 81010

· Class of 2019 text @2019vahs to 81010


Need help with preparing and signing up for ACT/SAT, tracking Community Service Hours, or how to create an academic resume?


Find all of this and MORE on Mrs. Madison's webpage. From the VAHS page go to Departments and Counselor, or click here: http://bit.ly/VAHSCOUNSELOR

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REAGAN AND GRANT SMALL SCHOLARSHIP

An endowed scholarship is being set up through the Van Alstyne Education Foundation to honor Reagan and Grant Small. All donations are tax free and will help us to continue to honor the memory of these two precious children for years to come. Checks can be made payable to the VAEF with Reagan and Grant's name in the memo line. You may send your monetary donation to:


Van Alstyne Education Foundation
PO Box 1620
Van Alstyne, TX 75495

With an endowed scholarship once the requirements are met, the foundation will be able to give a scholarship each year without having to continuously raise the money yearly. Karen and her family will be able to present this scholarship and continue to keep the memory of her children alive for years to come. If you could help with any amount at all, it will be GREATLY appreciated.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact

Sarah Coleman at 903-816-4321 or sm_aggie02@hotmail.com.