Vanguard Information Page
Week of September 19th
From Dean Elsasser
This Thursday marked the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. I am blessed to have a grandmother of Mexican descent who continues to share her culture and language with me. This photo is from this summer when I was able to visit with her and play guitar as she sang. We have plans to celebrate Hispanic Heritage all month at Vanguard. We have a team of teachers and students who have worked on art displays, learning dances for the Hispanic dance showcase, and preparing educational materials to help all of our students learn and appreciate all the things Hispanic Heritage has to offer.
I am also excited about the first spirit week at Vanguard this week. I know our students who come to Vanguard don't experience all the events that traditional high schools offer, but we are making new traditions at Vanguard. I would like to thank our advanced academic coordinator for arranging visitors on campus from colleges, industry professionals, military representatives, and trade schools. I also want to thank our student council for their work in coming up with the theme of Magical Vanguard and for everyone who is helping with mum decorating!
Looking forward to another great week at Vanguard!
Vanguard Spirit Week!
Some things to remember about this week:
- We will be having themed dress days for the week! (See below)
- Students can purchase jeans passes for $2 a day or $10 for the week (All proceeds benefit Advanced Academics!)
- The expectation is that all students who are wearing jeans are wearing a wristband that they will receive when they pay. If students are not wearing a wristband they will be considered out of dress code.
- Jeans must not have holes in them. Students who wear jeans with holes will be considered out of dress code.
- On Friday, September 23rd students can wear mums and garters.
Hispanic Heritage Jersey Day
Jostens was on campus today for Junior Class Ring Presentation. Students received a packet. They will be back on September 21st during the lunch period
Saturday Sessions for Learning Recovery and Attendance Recoup
Students who need recoup hours are encouraged to attend.
Students who did not score satisfactorily on STAAR reading, math, social studies, and/or science assessment administered in the 2021-2022 school year, your child is entitled to receive supplemental instruction. In accordance with state law, a total of 30 hours of supplemental instruction will be provided during the school year that’s focused on the tested area he or she did not pass. This instruction will prepare them for their upcoming STAAR tests.
In addition to your child meeting with his/her teacher one to two times per week, there are Saturday tutoring sessions from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. that we highly encourage them to attend:
Saturday, October 1
Saturday, October 29
Saturday, December 3
Saturday, January 21
Saturday, February 25
Saturday, March 25
Saturday, April 22 - English - Focused Sessions Only
Saturday, April 29 - Algebra I, Biology, & USH - Focused Sessions Only
If you have additional questions, please contact Mrs. Lonna Jackson or Ms. Thomas.
College and Career Fair
Mesquite ISD is welcoming more than 70 recruiters from colleges, universities, trade schools, and military branches to the K. David Belt Professional Development Center .- the entrance is directly across from Outback Steakhouse Wednesday, Sept. 21st from 6:00pm - 8:00 pm All MISD students and parents are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 6 - 8 p.m.
K David Belt Professional Development Center, 3819 Towne Crossing Blvd
National Technical Honor Society
Both forms are due to Mrs. Tate or Mrs. Newman by September 23rd.
Upcoming Student Holidays
Meet the Dean Night
Vanguard Yearbooks are on Sale!
Our first Vanguard yearbook presale is happening now!
Pre-order your 22-23 Vanguard yearbook for $45 by September 30th! We will have several more sales dates, but prices change as the year goes along, so get your early bird special!
Ordering is easy! Click this link: https://tinyurl.com/vhsorder. Make sure you are on the Vanguard High School in Mesquite, Texas page.
Payment plans are available!
We are making memories at Vanguard, make them last a lifetime with your own Vanguard yearbook!
Outdoor Adventures Starting Friday off with Kayak Fishing
Vanguard Fall Family Campout
Vanguard Outdoor Education is excited to announce our first family campout of the year!
When: November 18-20, 2022
Where: Lake Ray Roberts State Park Isla DuBois
Cost: $25 per family (Payments will be made available to awarded student InTouch accounts on October 17th-21st)
Interest form filled out by October 16th at 11:59pm.
Spots will be awarded on October17th. Only 20 family spots are available.https://tinyurl.com/yc3kpuakak
- September 15th- October 15th Hispanic Heritage Month - We have many fun things planned to celebrate and learn about Hispanic Heritage!
- September 21st- Jostens on campus for ring orders
- Week of September 19th - September 23rd - VANGUARD SPIRIT WEEK and COLLEGE AND CAREER WEEK
Meet the Dean Night 6:00 pm-7:00 pm at Vanguard High School
- October 14th- Manufacturing Day
- October 18th - Picture Retakes
- Week of October 3rd - First District Checkpoints
- Fall Festival date TBA
- October 25th - PSAT Day!
- End of October - Red Ribbon Week!
- Discovery Night (Details coming soon!)
- November 18th - 2nd Annual Turkey Tourney Kickball Tournament! (Revitalized- bigger and better than last year!)
- December 10th - Winter Formal
Student Parking Pass
Parking stickers must be on vehicles starting Monday!!!
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 a 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.
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!
This student looks fantastic in his solid color polo, khaki pants, and lanyard with ID clearly visible!
This student is displaying her ID badge and lanyard visibly over a military hoodie and black pants.
College or University Pride!
This student is wearing a college shirt with khaki pants, visible ID badge and lanyard, and solid colored hoodie.
This student looks great in her Vanguard Emerging Leaders shirt with khaki pants with visible ID and lanyard! Vanguard shirts will be available for purchase soon! Look for more info in the upcoming VIP soon!
Shorts are great too!
This student looks ready for the weather wearing black shorts, solid red polo, and a visible ID badge and lanyard!
Crocs are cool, but they must be in sports mode while on campus like these students are showing!
Shorts are great too!
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 an 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