A Mid-August Update

for 2021-2022 - from the VTHS Administrative Team

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Reminders and Updates

Greetings from VTHS!

This message contains reminders about upcoming events and updates on new information. Please be sure to review it carefully and mark your calendars!

We look forward to working with you and your children this year. As always, we are a phone call or email away. If you need us, please reach out!

Take care,

Pauline F. Anderson, Principal; panderson@vtsd.com

Danielle Colte, Assistant Principal (grades 9 and 10); dcolte@vtsd.com

Nicholas M. Demsak, Assistant Principal (grades 11 and 12); ndemsak@vtsd.com

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VTHS Summer Enrichment Program a Huge Success!

An enthusiastic group of students took advantage of this summer's Enrichment Program at the high school. Three of the students were new to the Vernon Township School District and chose to attend both weeks of the program! By the end of the program, all students became more comfortable with the building and their peers - and are now ready for the school year!

The teachers held STEM and team building activities - conducting the Marshmallow Challenge, Building a Penny Boat, creating crystal ornaments, and designing an Egg Drop Safety Car. Students got the opportunity to work in the Foods Room and held a cupcake decorating contest. They also made pizzas at the end of the second week.

Mindfulness activities were held where the students were able to reflect on themselves and how they see their own personalities. They described their life in pictures, completed an "I am" reflective story, worked together on a diversity BINGO activity, and completed a short story response.

The students were able to build their own bat house and bird house, painting and designing both for their own yards at home.

Physical activities such as Disc Golf, Can Jam, and basketball allowed the students to work together and get to know each other better. A geometry lesson was linked to the Disc Golf course as students created a scaled map of the course.

Interest building activities - a fingerprint lab and microscope lab - allowed the students to get a glimpse of future course possibilities.

A highlight of Week 2 was having the students research and develop a survival plan for a Zombie Apocalypse! Working in teams, they determined where they would live after researching the environment and other significant data of the area, who they would bring with them, and what supplies they would need.

Finally, the students had the opportunity to tour several of the specific rooms - Cosmetology (with a private talk with Ms. Susan), the kitchen behind the cafeteria (guided by Ms. Remner and staff), the sculpture room, the CFM room, computer labs, and the library.

Students also planted flowers at the front of the high school and were able to enjoy vegetables from the school vegetable garden at home with their families!

The students had an enriching experience, exploring the building and creating positive relationships with their peers and teachers.

Many thanks to Mrs. Ashley Lambrinides and a talented team of teachers who made this program possible!

VTHS Schedule Time Revisions for 2021-2022

Although the VTHS schedule for the upcoming school year has already been shared with you, there has been a change in student arrival and dismissal times from what was originally announced.

Please click on the link below to see the revised schedule and an explanation of the new rotational schedule:

VTHS School Schedules for 2021-2022

Please see the revised schedules, which were altered on 8.20.21.

VTHS Open Houses Scheduled for this Week!

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These Open House sessions will be very informal opportunities to tour VTHS, follow your schedule, try out your locker...the possibilities are limitless! We look forward to greeting many of you on Wednesday and/or Thursday!

Freshman Orientation for the Class of 2025!

Welcome to Vernon Township High School!

The Freshman Academy faculty members look forward to meeting all of our freshmen on Friday, August 27th, for their Freshman Orientation Day, which is scheduled to begin at 10:30 am and end at 2:30 pm. Student pick-up will be held on the second level of the parking lot to leave room for school buses on the top level.

In case of inclement weather, parents/guardians will be notified by School Messenger on the morning of the event and the day will be shortened by 90 minutes. Students will be dismissed to the school buses and/or may be picked up on the second level of the parking lot at 1:00 pm if the day is shortened.

Lunch will be provided and school buses will be running for both pick up and drop off for the event! Please see the bus schedule for the day below by clicking on the link:

Freshman Orientation 2021-2022 Bus Pick-Up List

This information delineates the bus pick-up times for this year's Freshman Orientation.

Freshman Orientation Letter

This letter reviews the goals of this important event!

Share the Keys for all VTHS Students Parking on Campus

VTHS Share the Keys Letter - 2021-2022

This letter shares all of the information about the Share the Keys presentations offered for our families during the upcoming weeks. Please be sure to review the information and register for the virtual event in advance if you select that option.

Mark Your Calendars!

  • Tuesday, September 7th - First Day of School for Students

  • Wednesday, September 8th - VTHS Back-to-School Night from 6:30 - 8:45 pm - Please join us!

  • Thursday, September 16th - District Closed - Yom Kippur