3/20 VILLA PARK HS WEEKLY UPDATE
Week At A Glance
See What's Happening This Week
Regular Monday Schedule
Boys Volleyball Habit Fundraiser 1030am-8pm
Thank A Custodian Day
Class of 2022 Grad Nite Rubio's Fundraiser
Spring Band Concert 7 pm-Performing Arts Center
End of Quarter-Minimum Day
Spring Break Begins
Welcome to the Villa Park HS Weekly Update, where you can follow the upcoming week of school events - athletics, academics, and extracurriculars! We hope you find this information useful.
Please consider the following items:
- PARKING LOT TRAFFIC: NO CAMPUS ENTRY WILL BE ALLOWED FROM SANTIAGO BLVD. CLICK HERE TO VIEW MAP
- All VPHS students who park their cars on campus must have a parking sticker displayed. Vehicles without a sticker will be subject to towing beginning March 13th.
- The end of the 3rd quarter is on Friday, March 24th. We will be on a minimum day schedule. Click here to view our bell schedules.
AP Test Prep Sessions (March - May)
AP Students: Select Advanced Placement teachers will be holding Test Prep Sessions from March through May to prepare students for AP Exams. Here is our published calendar of review sessions and Saturday Mock AP Exams. If you have any questions, please contact your teacher. AP Tests are scheduled for May 1-12.
VP Welcomes Congresswoman Kim
Congresswoman Kim visited VPHS on Friday, March 17th. Villa Park City Council Members Nicole Jones and Crystal Miles joined the Congresswoman in a tour of the new Science Building. After a warm welcome from the VPHS Cheer team and ASB, Principal McCuistion took the group through the new building where the Congresswoman met with students, took their questions, and promoted summer internship programs. We’re honored at this opportunity to engage with our elected representatives!
📸 Yearbook students Tucker Ward, Andrew Lim, Anna Lara
Meet our Staff
Lauren Bartelli-VP Counselor
Meet our Counselor, Lauren Bartelli. Lauren graduated from Esperanza High School in 2010, where she was on the Dance and Song Teams as well as ASB. Lauren attended the University of Mississippi, known as OLE MISS, and majored in Business Marketing with an Emphasis on Public Relations. She wanted to be an Event Planner until she planned several weddings and decided that her passion was helping kids. She returned to school to get her Masters in Educational Counseling and PPS Credential at Azusa Pacific, where she graduated in 2018. After graduation, she started working in Anaheim at Learn4Life Charter School as a school counselor. Lauren joined the VP Family in Fall of 2021 as a School Counselor and Director of our Well Space. She is currently pursuing a second Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy to better her skills to serve our students in the Well Space. We are so fortunate to have such a passionate and talented counselor as a part of our Spartan Family!
Ed Corbett-VP Band Director
Meet our Band Director Extraordinaire, Ed Corbett. Ed is VPHS graduate class of 2014. In high school Ed was a proud member of the March 'N Spartans, as well as the Jazz and Symphonic Band. He was also a founding member of VP's Science Olympiad. Ed attended California State University Long Beach, where he initially majored in Chemical Engineering until he decided to pursue his passion in Music Education. While at CSULB Ed played in the school's pep and jazz band. He also played in a few bands for fun. His go-to instrument is the saxophone, although he can play most instruments. He says, "It's not what I can play, it's what I can't-- I am pretty bad at drums." Ed graduated from CSULB in 2018 and returned to get his Teaching Credential. Ed started assisting the VPHS Band in 2016 and took over as the Band Director in Fall of 2020. His favorite memory from VP is playing at the Senior Blowout Assembly his senior year and the Band trip to University of Arizona. We are incredibly grateful that Ed returned home to Villa Park, Spartan for Life!
OUSD Secondary Parent Math Survey
If you have children enrolled in OUSD middle or high schools, please complete this form to provide feedback and input on math offerings and experience in OUSD as we prepare for future adoptions of math courses and textbooks. Please contact the Curriculum Department at 714-628-5452, if you have any questions.
Seniors: Santiago Canyon College Fall 2023 Info
If any senior is planning to attend SCC this fall and has not yet completed the application, please contact your counselor or any of the SCC representatives on campus to get started. An application and pre-orientation session must be completed before seniors can go on the field trip April 27th to SCC to register for their classes. Do not wait until the last minute or you will not be able to join us.
Course Selection for 2023-24 (Grades 9-11)
Counselors have concluded course request meetings with all current 9th, 10th and 11th grade students. If you have not yet met with your counselor to review classes for next year, please reach out to them ASAP to get this done.
SENIORS: Submit proof of FAFSA
CA AB469 Law requires all 12th graders complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or complete an opt-out form.
- FAFSA/CADAA Completion Confirmation- Once you’ve completed the FAFSA, there will be a message saying, ‘Congratulations’ or ‘Processed Successfully’. You’ll also receive a follow-up email notifying you the FAFSA/CADAA was processed. You may submit either of these documents as proof of completion. Please add the student's last name and VPHS ID# to the document before submitting it to Mrs. Tredo
- FAFSA/CADAA Opt Out- If you wish to opt yourself or your student out of the Financial Aid requirement, please complete the opt out form. This form may be completed by a legally emancipated student, a student who is 18 years or older, a legal guardian, a parent, or a local educational agency on a student’s behalf.
ASB Election Results
After a week long campaign ASB Elections were held Thursday, March 16th and Friday, March 17th. Congratulations to our 2023-2024 ASB Officers:
ASB President: Thalia Nasr
ASB Secretary: Janice Nguyen
ASB Treasurer: Vivian Lam
Junior Class President: Elynna Truong
Junior Class Vice President: Joseph Barrios
Thank you to everyone that ran for a position! ASB Appointed Interviews begin on Monday, March 20th.
VPHS Spanish Club Donation Drive to Orangewood Foundation - Last Day March 24
¡Hola! VPHS Spanish Club is holding our first donation drive for Orangewood Foundation, a non-profit organization whose goal is to improve the lives of foster youth.
Students will be able to donate items for NON SPONSORED hours.
3 items = one non sponsored hour
MAX: 3 non sponsored hours
Dropoff for donations will be Monday 3/20-Friday 3/24 at nutrition in Mrs. Espinoza’s room 100
Accepting donations for the following items: canned foods (canned fruit, tuna/chicken, soup), pasta, peanut butter/jelly, pop tarts, snack bars,
Full size shampoo, Full size conditioner, Full size body wash, Loofahs, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Deodorant, Shaving cream
*LAST CHANCE* 10th Graders - PSAT 10 EXAM MARCH 24th
Students take the PSAT 10 exam to measure readiness for college, access scholarships, and prepare for the SAT exam. We have limited spaces still available. The test will be given on March 24th during the school day. Parents - email Mr. Pongco to reserve your spot firstname.lastname@example.org if you haven’t already signed up. SIGN UPS CLOSE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22
VPHS Bookclub hosts YA Author
This week, Young Adult Author Ananya Devarajan came to the VPHS Library at lunch to meet with our student book club. She spoke and answered questions about writing, publishing books, and college.
Class of 2026 T-shirts on Sale
Calling all Freshmen, Class of 2026 T-shirts are still on sale so see Ms. Seltzer in room T-1 to purchase a shirt.
Morning Math Support Available Monday through Friday
Need help preparing for an exam or completing an assignment in your Math class? Ms. Petrella hosts Morning Math Support Monday through Friday 7:30am to 8:20am before zero period. Students are welcome. Teachers can also make recommendations for students to attend.
Sypder Lab Services
Our campus design/print shop is open (has been open) for business. Check out the flyer to see some of our services. The shop has many options for our students, customers and community. Plus it's run by our Spartan Students! Feel free to email Mr. Larios at email@example.com
VPHS Grad Nite 2023 Information
Seniors: The VPHS Grad Nite Committee is excited to announce details for "Grad Nite & Day" 2023. There is a lockbox in the principal's office so you can turn in forms and checks. We have also created a website just for Senior Class announcements. ** Grad Nite is not a school-sponsored event **
Join our Award Winning Choir
Hey Spartans! If you like to sing, perform, or just want to try something new, join our award-winning vocal music program at VPHS! You can also fulfill your fine arts credit along the way! Our classes are filled with AP/Honors students, athletes, music lovers, and everything in between! Come join in on the fun! For more information, scan our flyer or email Mrs. Oh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Softball places 6th at Tournament of Champions
congratulations to our girls for placing 6th this past weekend in the Dave Kops Tournament of Champions, held in Bullhead City, Arizona. We’re proud of you!
VPHS Cheer Stunt Team begins season 2-0
VPHS ESPORTS will be hosting an Educators' Cup Mario Kart Tournament in the month of March. Has your favorite teacher signed up?
On March 22nd, we are hosting the Smash Open, an invitation of Middle School esports event in the PAC building. Cerro Villa, Yorba, McPherson, and Santiago will all be there!
VPHS Dance Team Information for 2023-24
Check out our VPHS Dance team's information on tryout opportunities to be a part of Varsity Dance or JV Dance. Sign ups start in March for those interested.
Follow VPHS Teams on Social Media!
Baseball, Softball, Boy's Volleyball, Swin, Stunt and Track and Field have begun. Please check out the VP Sports schedule for the latest game schedule, results, and events.
If you are on Instagram, follow our teams to stay updated on game results, schedules, and other team-related events:
VPHS Extended Calendar
April 5 9:30-1030am
April 20, 21, 22
Spring Musical: "Little Shop of Horrors"
SBAC Testing ENGLISH - 11th Grade
VPHS Open House & Athletics Night
VPHS Spirit Week
SBAC Testing MATH - 11th Grade
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