Virtual Learning Academy Newsletter

April 25, 2021

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This week's newsletter has information about the following:

  • VLA Summer Ignite - last day to sign up is April 27!
  • Student Success Story
  • KWLA Winners
  • Teacher Spotlight
  • PTA Update

I hope everyone has a great week!

VLA Summer Ignite!

If you would like to register your student for VLA Summer Ignite, please complete the appropriate forms by April 27:



Student Success Story: Ms. Brooks' 6th Grade Science Class

"6th grade is learning about Forces of Energy and we are covering friction. I showed them a Mythbusters clip of the two guys trying to separate phone books whose pages have been interleaved by hooking them up to two 18 wheelers---couldn't be separated.

I gave an extra credit assignment for doing this with Post It Notes and told them to send pics of them trying to separate them."

- Ms. Brooks, 6th Grade Science Teacher

Congratulations VLA Students!

Congratulations to Alexis Wang, Maya Cooper and India Taylor for winning first place in their Chinese category at the KWLA World Language Showcase! We are so proud of our VLA students. Please click this link to see the awards presentation.

Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Bassler

Mr. Bassler is the first VLA teacher to try out our new workspace! We are so excited to have our teacher area ready and cannot wait to have our student space set up for summer ignite!

KPREP Testing Reminders

No KPREP for K-2, 9th or 12th grades. Students who have signed up to take KPREP will be joining us at VLA offices on the following dates:

May 4, 2021 3rd - 5th grades

May 5, 2021 6th - 8th grades

May 6, 2021 10th & 11th grades

VLA PTA Update

Thank you to everyone who attended our first VLA PTA meeting. If you are interested in being a PTA officer, please email Ms. Clement ( Please provide your name and the position that you wish to campaign for:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
More information about each position can be found in this document.

Virtual Learning Academy

Jamie Burch, Interim Program Director

April Clement, Administrative Dean

Steve Jenkins, Counselor/HS Administrative Dean

Camie Pettyjohn, Administrative Assistant