VAMS Panther Pause Newsletter
January 29, 2016
- Monday, February 1 - Thursday, February 11 - Valentine's Candy & Roses Sales (more information below)
- Wednesday, February 3rd - Grayson County Spelling Bee @ 1:00PM - Good Luck, Makenna Dancer!
- Friday, February 12 - Student Dance - 5th/6th grade dance 5:30-7:00 & 7th/8th grade dance 7:30-9:30
- Monday, February 15 - 6th-8th Grade UIL meet in Whitewright
- Saturday, February 20 - VAHS & VAMS Spaghetti Dinner 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Parents, below is the link to our annual parent survey. Having your feedback is critical for us because it helps us see things from a different perspective. We hope that you will take the time to fill it out because the information we receive is invaluable to helping us improve. Our focal points from last year's results revolved around proactive academic communication (which was the reason we started our grade level newsletters), and regular and meaningful technology integration. We hope you have seen improvement in both of these areas. Thank you in advance for taking the time to fill out the survey!
Careers Class Field Trip
Movie at the odeum Theater
Gifted and Talented Referrals
Referrals are now being accepted for the Van Alstyne Unique Learners and Thinkers (VAULT) program. VAULT is designed to provide academic challenge for children who have been identified as gifted and talented through a process of academic testing. Children, who possess the ability to function above their current grade level, or demonstrate outstanding academic performance, should be carefully considered.
Parent and teacher evaluations constitute two of the six assessment parameters used to determine placement in VAULT. Therefore, I strongly encourage that you consult with your child's classroom teacher prior to requesting a referral to be tested.
Parent Inventory forms are available in the office at the middle school office. The deadline for parental referrals is February 5th. If you have any questions regarding VAULT, please contact the undersigned at the school.
Ryan Coleman, Principal
Rachel Sevarino, VAULT Coordinator
*Van Alstyne ISD VAULT referrals receive the testing component of the GT assessment every two years. Though, teacher and parent inventories can be updated yearly. If the referral was tested last year, only teacher and parent inventories will be updated on the student profile sheet this year.
Click the button to understand the difference between a high achieving learner and a gifted learner.
Girls Basketball - Saturday, January 30 @ 10:00 a.m. vs. Muenster @ home (8B, 7A, 8A)
Monday, February 1 @ 4:30 @ Denison (7B, 8B, 7A, 8A)
February 4-6 - District Tournament @ Commerce Time: TBA (7A, 8A)
Boys Basketball - Thursday, February 4 @ 4:30 vs. Leonard @ home (7B, 8B, 7A, 8A)
Lady Panther Basketball Results
VA vs Caddo Mills 1/28/16
7B lost 18-6
Point Leaders: Ward, Saenz, & Hill - 2
Rebound Leaders: C. Thomas & Ward - 3
Steal Leader: Hill - 3
Hustle Award: Ward
8B won 12-10
Point Leader: Fetty - 4
Rebound Leaders: Fetty & Stephens - 2
Steal Leader: Fetty - 3
Shot Block Leader: Hutchison - 3
Hustle Award: Fetty
7A lost 21-19
Point Leader: Mullins 6
Rebound Leader: Young - 5
Assists Leader: Donald - 2
Steal Leader: Dancer - 3
Shot Block Leader: Fernandez - 1
Hustle Award: Donald
8A won 29-22
Point Leader: Welch 13
Rebound Leader: Smith - 9
Assists Leader: Welch -3
Steal Leaders: Welch, Riddick, & Smith - 4
Shot Block Leaders: Riddick & Smith - 1
Hustle Award: Welch
Lost and Found
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