BREAKING BLUE

Passion....Purpose....Pride

April 11, 2016

NEWS YOU CAN USE

Hey Panthers,



The I Spy game continues!! As you casually walk through the school use the following clues to help you find a surprise....



"I spy something ghost, something slimy, something marshmallow."



Once you find the ticket you will have to bring 2 friends with you to my office to complete a task or head to the library for a special treat. Good luck! Have a great week and if you need anything, please stop by my office.



Felisha Jones

Assistant Principal

VAHS ACTIVITIES

Monday, April 11

Band Pre-UIL Concert VAHS Cafeteria

Regional Golf Tournament @Peach Tree/Oak Hurst

Tuesday, April 12

Regional Golf Tournament @ Peach Tree/Oak Hurst

Wednesday, April 13

HS Boys & Girls District Prelims @ Farmersville 9:00 a.m.

Thursday, April 14

HS Boys & Girls District Track FINALS @ Farmersville

Friday, April 15

HS Baseball @ Caddo Mills 4:30 p.m.

HS Softball @ Caddo Mills 5:00 p.m.

Special Olympics Track Meet @ VAHS Stadium

Saturday, April 16

Prom - Eldorado Country Club 8-12:00 a.m.

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ACADEMIC UIL RESULTS

22 Van Alstyne High School students competed at the District UIL meets held April 4th and 5th on the campus of Texas A&M Commerce and in Caddo Mills. Two of these students will be moving on to compete at the Regional Meet in Tyler on April 23rd. Shianne Lum placed 3rd in Feature Writing and Persuasive Speaking with Cage Sawyers taking 1st in Informative Speaking.


Other students bringing home medals include: Zachary Baldwin-5th in Computer Science, Dakota Kern- 6th in Editorial Writing, McKenna Apodaca-6th for Literary Criticism, Alex Lovitt- 4th place Number Sense, Emma Morgan-4th place News Writing, Eric Nichols-5th place Persuasive Speaking, Blake Broussard-5th place Social Studies, Lucie Spencer- 5th place Spelling. Shianne Lum-6th place News Writing and Alex Jackson-6th for Informative Speaking. The Computer Science Team composed of Zachary Baldwin, Val Reyna-Salazar, and Nick Finnocchi brought home a 2nd place medal.

VAHS TENNIS TEAM HEADED TO REGIONALS

The VAHS Tennis team did an outstanding job in district play.


Grayson Leinart - 1st place (Boys Singles)
Mike Case and Jacob Williams - 1st place (Boys Doubles)
Federico Bucci - 4th place (Boys Singles)

Carlie Willeford - 2nd place (Girls Singles)

Sydney Simmons and Brandon Balch - 1st place (Mixed Doubles)


The boys won the District Champion Team trophy. Regionals will be held in Tyler on April 19 and 20. Congratulations Coach Moreno and team!

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AN EXCURSION TO EMERSON

Coach Wylie's Principles of Business, Finance & Marketing classes attended a field trip at Emerson Process Management in Sherman.
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DRAWING TABLETS DELIVER SMILES

Students in Mrs. Evans' Animation class received 20 Wacom Intuous Touch Screen drawing tablets to use while sketching in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Flash.


The investment in drawing tablets helps students draw more easily, ergonomically and much more quickly than using a mouse.


A graphics tablet is a computer peripheral device that allows for a relatively simple method of inputting hand-drawn graphics or art into a computer in real time.


​The students have been sharing 4 tablets that were purchased through a Carl Perkins Grant. The students were super excited to each have a drawing tablet instead of sharing. Mrs. Evans stated that she has witnessed their engagement increase and their skill set improve. This technology helps our students gain skills used at post secondary and within the industry. Thank you VA administration!

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THE WHEEL GOES ROUND AND ROUND...

Mrs. Jones' Art III and IV students have spent the last few days throwing clay...on their new pottery wheel. The electric wheel was purchased with grant money from the Van Alstyne Education Foundation.
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NEED A PROM TICKET?

Prom tickets are on sale this week during lunches. Cost is $40.
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COUNSELOR CORNER

SENIORS, when you get an acceptance letter please turn it in to Mrs. Madison so it can be hung on the wall!


Keep up with Reminders from the Counselor’s office


· Class of 2016 text @2016vahs to 81010

· Class of 2017 text @2017vahs to 81010

· Class of 2018 text @2018vahs to 81010

· Class of 2019 text @2019vahs to 81010


Need help with preparing and signing up for ACT/SAT, tracking Community Service Hours, or how to create an academic resume?


Find all of this and MORE on Mrs. Madison's webpage. From the VAHS page go to Departments and Counselor, or click here: http://bit.ly/VAHSCOUNSELOR