The V.I.P

Vanguard Information Page

Week of August 15, 2022

From Dean Elsasser

Vanguard Parents and Students,

We finished our first week strong, and we couldn't be prouder of our Vanguard students, staff, and parents. Thank you for helping us look professional this week as we implemented some new safety and security procedures. These procedures directly align with our vision to TRANSFORM | ENGAGE | and IMPACT students' lives. We are proud that you are a part of the Vanguard family.


Clint Elsasser

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Upcoming Events!

We have a semester full of events that we are looking forward to. As the events approach we will share more information about them.


  • September 2nd -Carter Blood Drive- sponsored by our Phlebotomy students
  • VANGUARD SPIRIT WEEK! (new this year! We don't have Homecoming, but we sure do have school spirit! Think mums, decor, and all things school spirit for this week! Details coming soon!)


  • October 14th- Manufacturing Day
  • Fall Festival TBA


  • November 18th - 2nd Annual Turkey Tourney Kickball Tournament! (Revitalized- bigger and better than last year!)


  • Winter Formal

Carter Blood Care

Sign up for our first Blood Drive of the year sponsored by our phlebotomy students and their instructor, Mr. Wade through Carter Blood Care.

Mark your calendars for:

Friday, September 02, 2022

Click here to reserve your spot today!

The Pulse - Vanguard Celebrations

Do you have something positive to share about Vanguard students, faculty, or incoming Vanguards? We would love for you to share celebrations through this Google Form! Your submission may be shared on social media or the VIP!

Student ID Badges

Students are required to have Student ID badges visible at all times, this is for the safety of the students and Vanguard High School Campus. If students do not have a ID badge they will be charged $5 for a replacement. This includes if a student scratches off picture, puts a sticker over the original pictures or in some way alters the original picture on the ID Badge.

Thank you for helping us keep your student and Vanguard High School safe

Employability Skills and Cell Phone Policy

Vanguard's goal is to prepare students for the workforce. Our employability skills help students learn behaviors that will help them be successful. One of our policies is that cell phones are not to be used while in class. Our employability skills are listed below along with our employability skills rubric used in the classroom.

Completes Assignments on time

Keeps appointments on time

Exhibits professionalism in the areas of courtesy, appropriate language, and dress

Makes choices of personal behaviors based upon his or her long-term goals rather than short-term satisfaction

Interacts within a group based upon an understanding of and a desire to achieve the goals of the group

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Tardy Policy

Students have had the opportunity to be in both A day and B day classes twice. Tardies will start tomorrow. See the Vanguard Tardy Policy below!

Vanguards arrive to class on time every time!

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Student Parking Pass

Every vehicle parked on campus must be registered with the office and have an approved 22-23 parking sticker. VHS student drivers MUST Park in the designated student parking lot located at the back of the building. Parking stickers will cost $20 each.

To get a parking sticker, follow these steps:
Step 1 - Complete and submit this form. You must have valid driver's license and proof of insurance.

Step 2 - Pay $20 for your parking sticker via cash/check/credit card. Parents can pay with Credit Card through the MISD Online Payment and Registration Portal. Cash and Checks will be accepted by Mrs. Kathman C130.

Parking stickers must be on vehicles by Friday, August 26th!

Student Standardized Dress

Vanguard students are expected to follow MISD standard dress policy.

Dress Policy 2021 (

MISD 2022-23 District Calendar

Download, save and share the 2022-23 Mesquite ISD District Calendar! Keep up with student holidays, A/B schedule and other important dates this school year and plan accordingly.

Click Here to download a copy of the district calendar!