VAMS Panther Pause Newsletter
October 16, 2015
Reminder: Bring in your box tops!
- Thursday, October 22 - Pep Rally @ 2:49 p.m.
- Thursday, October 22 - Report Cards go home
- Friday, October 23 - 8th Grade Field Trip to Frontier Village
- Friday, October 23 - Dance Party- 5th/6th grade dance 5:30-7:00 & 7th/8th grade dance 7:30-9:00 (more information below)
- October 26 - October 30 - Red Ribbon Week (more information below)
Parker Schroeder - 5th Grade
Hannah Hemphill - 6th Grade
Makenna Dancer - 7th Grade
Jerrett Winegeart - 8th Grade
Way to go! You make us proud!
Why it is important to go to college, what life is like in college, what they can do now to plan for college, and about the importance of talking to their parents about their plans.
Check out the two videos below. The first video was made for our students to hear some of our staff members share their favorite college memory. The next video is full of pictures from College Day.
2015-2016 Yearbooks on sale now
Yearbooks are priced at $35 (online order) or $37 (cash or check) until October 28th. After that date, the price will be $40 through January, and $45 until the end of May.
You can send a check, in an envelope marked YEARBOOK AND your child's name to the office made payable to VAMS or you can ORDER ONLINE.
Online orders: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com Code 9482916
Check out our promo video created by 8th graders, Kayla Bellamy and Faith Dixon...
Theatre Arts Students & Parents
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Weaver at 903-482-8804 or email her at email@example.com
Red Ribbon Week is October 26-30. Below is each day's theme.
The Bus - By Lexie Lewis
Pink. She has never liked pink. Pink was the color of Pepto Bismol. Pink hurt her eyes to look at. Yet, pink was the color of her childhood sneakers. As she looks at her dirty white Nikes, she desperately wishes it were her pretty, pink, small sneakers. A tear escapes her eye and she forces herself to look up at the rain falling around her. With a shaky breath, she shoves her hands deeper into the pockets of her black jacket. The darkness of the night surrounds her, suffocating her until she feels like she can't breathe even though, minus the shakiness, she is breathing fine. Out of the corner of her eye, she sees a very familiar outline of a shadowy figure approaching her. Fear is what the figure's called. She named it that a long, long time ago when she was a kid around the age 12. It followed her everywhere, and it scared her- hence the name Fear. No one else saw the figure but her; however, she never really considered it 'seeing' him. She has never seen any details on him, just a silhouette of a shadow that can stand and walk on it's own. It's not attached to someone's feet or to the ground. It's a walking shadow. Once Fear gets underneath the canopy, it sits beside her on the bench and wraps an arm around her as if it was her friend. She feels a shiver run down her spine, knowing it's not real, but the touch is just so lifelike. It stays silent. It always does this. It's just what Fear does. You know it's there without it even speaking to you. Her breathing hitches, and she's reminded of her pink shoes again. Those shoes took her everywhere. When she was 6, she had those on at her very first band recital. When she was 7, she wore them on a family vacation to Hawaii. Again, while she was 7, she had them on her feet while on a roller coaster at Six Flags with her daddy. Now, her dirty white Nikes have replaced them. These shoes she wore when she came home and heard her parents fighting about a lack of money and a debt they'll never pay. She wore these shoes when her mom slapped her for the first time for not being home within curfew. She wore these shoes when she went to her dad's funeral. She wore the shoes now, at a bus stop, with her good old friend Fear right beside her. Since she turned 12, Fear has been with her. She wipes her eyes again, only now realizing that she had been crying. Fear rubs her arm gently and caresses her cheek. Two headlights appear through the darkness and the rain. They come towards them, down the street slowly. Option 1: She could go back and be with her mother. Option 2: She could leave everything behind and get on this bus. The bus slows to a stop in front of her and opens the doors. She sits there for a minute, not moving.
"I don't have all day, Lady. "
She stands up and climbs onto the bus, leaving Fear on the bench and in the rain.
Morgan Bruton - 8th
Natalia Herrera - 16th
Kate Carson - 18th
Lauren Yelton-Brown - 23rd
Emily Richardson - 24th
Alli Cholette - 29th
Zoe Mosby - 31st
Adriana Morales - 48th
Liz Ward - 52nd
Bryce Sevarino - 4th
Connor Loftice - 13th
Marcus Cooper - 17th
Samuel Patty - 18th
Carson Cooper - 20th
Coy Mosby - 23rd
Luke Hyatt - 24th
Austin Cuthbertson - 25th
Brett Long - 26th
Austin Johnson - 29th
Travis Morrison - 30th
Kaden Raborn - 33rd
Volleyball - Monday, October 19 @ 4:30 home game against Farmersville
Football - Thursday, October 22 @ 4:30 home game against Pottsboro
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