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March 20th, 2023

Spring Break: Student / Staff Holiday – March 13–17, 2023

Viper One Act Play wins district!

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Vandy Theatre’s UIL ONE ACT PLAY on placing FIRST at district one act play contest last night! A special congrats to all star technician Chris Miller, honorable mention all star cast Wesley Jackson, All Star cast Riley Arispe and a very special congratulations to the overall best performer at district, Emerson Hartman! Way to go Vandy Theatre on being district champs! --
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Viper Boys Golf wins Piper Invitational Tournament!

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It’s Feedback February - Student Experience & School Climate

Providing a safe, welcoming and caring school environment while partnering with our families has positively impacted student learning and personal growth. As we continue to measure these attributes of our school climate, engaging our students and families will help us assess where we have been, and where we currently are and identify opportunities to improve and grow for the future.

We invite our students and families to share their student experience and school climate this year. Leander ISD is partnering with K12Insights to help us collect your feedback. The results of this survey will provide critical evidence of progress for our LISD Strategic Plan, Campus and District Improvement Plans, and our Community-based Accountability System (CBAS). They will be used by campus and district leaders to guide our ongoing improvement efforts.

The LISD Student Experience/Climate Surveys for students (grades 3 - 12) and parents will be open from Feb. 22 to Mar. 19.

Preview the surveys (Note - you will not be able to take the survey from these links):

Parents/ Guardians

Elementary Students

Secondary Students

How will surveys be administered?

Parents will receive an email with a link to the electronic survey from K12Insights. Link to Parent Survey

Elementary Students (grades 3-5) will have the opportunity to participate in the survey during the school day. Students will log into the survey from a landing page provided by their teacher. Link to Elementary Student Survey

Secondary Students (middle and high school) will have the opportunity to participate during the school day or anytime on their own. Students will log into the survey from a landing page provided by their teacher and/or through their LISD email.

Link to Secondary Student Survey

Note: Students whose parents have opted out of district-level surveys this year will not be able to log into the survey and will be provided an alternative activity while their peers are taking the survey.

Questions: Please contact

UIL Westwood Invitational Results!

Science - Team 1st

Nihar Janga 1st overall, 1st Chemistry & Physics

Benyamin Zilber 3rd overall, 1st Biology

Paige Radloff 5th overall

Accounting - Team 2nd

Grant Royer 2nd

Ready Writing

Julia Bychowski 2nd

Headline Writing

Kylie Pucong 2nd

Dayna Ung 5th

Number Sense - Team 3rd

Ryan Chin 3rd

Math - Team 3rd

Ryan Chin 3rd

Poetry Interpretation

Cynthia Chen 4th

News Writing

Mary Bahrami 5th

Computer Science

Austin Deng - 5th

Team John McAlinden, Jeff Gunawan, Ayush Singh 3rd

Social Studies

Lourdes Hernandez 6th

Selena Xu 7th

Lit Crit

Gabby Probst 6th

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Relay for Life is Coming!

Vandegrift High School’s 13th Annual Relay for Life is back. Relay For Life is a student-run event. Relay For Life is a fundraiser event for the American Cancer Society. It not only raises money but honors, celebrates, and remembers those affected by cancer. This is the second year Relay For Life is back in-person since 2019. The last time we were able to have this fundraiser almost 1000 students and community members came together to support those affected by cancer. Relay For Life is Friday, April 14th, at 6 PM at Monroe Stadium. Sign up to participate and/or donate from the link below!

Sign up/donation link:

Follow our socials as well:

Facebook @Vandegrift Relay

Instagram @vhsrelayforlife

Tik Tok @vhsrelayforlife

Viper Tennis Westwood Invitational Results

Alex Gaidarov - 3rd place in boys B singles

Lauren Tin & Claire Logeman - 3rd place in girls A doubles

Griffin Heintz & Ninaad Nair - consolation champs in boys A doubles

ReeceFrancis & Mark Moreno Toscano - 3rd place in boys B doubles

Kylie Millar - 1st place in girls B singles

McKayla Bagnal & Evalina Steadman - 1st place in girls B doubles

PTA Event Info

Join the VHS PTSA Today!

Parents ask how they can be involved & support the school --- Easiest step is to join the PTSA as a family (moms, dads, guardians, students). Please take a moment to join – the list of activities and support they provide year round to the staff, students and community is too numerous to mention. Return on your investment in dues and participation in the “write the check” fund-raiser is high. Form attached for check/cash enrollment, credit cards accepted at the PTSA store :

Click here for the PTSA Application

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College Visits for VHS Students

Don't forget that college admissions representatives are still scheduling visits to connect with prospective applicants! This is a great way to find out more about colleges, develop an understanding about the admissions process, and connect with the representatives who will be reviewing your application.

Click here to access the College Visit Calendar and instructions for registration.

College & Career Center Workshop Series

Check out the upcoming spring semester College & Career Center Workshop Series! Workshops are in-person (students only) with resources posted afterward. Workshops will take place on Mondays starting a little before PIT (11:00), in order to ensure we're able to thoroughly cover each topic. All grade levels are invited to join - it's never too early to start thinking and planning!

February 27: Conquering the College Application Activities List // Register Here

VHS Prom 2023...Save the Date!!!

Juniors and Seniors are invited to

VHS Prom on Saturday, May 13

8:00-11:30 p.m. at the

Hyatt Regency on Barton Springs Road

Prom tickets will go on sale on April 17 for $65!

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DECA Career Development

Vandegrift DECA students will compete at the 2023 Texas DECA Career Development Conference from 3/9 to 3/11 in Dallas Texas. We have 27 competitors who advanced through districts that are ready to share their knowledge in business, marketing, finance, and hospitality. Please show your support for these students. They've worked hard to prepare for this event.

Mira Ahmed
Sahir Ahmed
Tanvi Anugu
Michel Azar
Isabel Cargol
Cynthia Chen
Bryan Dam
Avard Fairbanks
Jaden Goelkel
Anush Gudapuri
Anvitha Kandula
Shayan Maredia
Uma Menon
Lyla Milam
Inaaya Momin
Wes Nickerson
Shaunak Pandey
Milan Patel
Rasika Patel
Vaishali Raman
Kelsey Simmons
Avani Singh
Krishna Sura
Lahari Suraparaju
Tanuj Tekkale
Michael Vanston
Dhruv Vohra
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Upcoming Dates:

  • Spring Break: Student / Staff Holiday – March 13–17, 2023
  • Staff Development Day / Student Holiday – March 20, 2023
  • Student / Staff Holiday – April 7, 2023
  • Staff Development Day / Student Holiday – April 10, 2023
  • Early Release Day & Last Day of School – May 26, 2023
  • Graduation: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 HEB Cedar Park Center

Graduation Dates

Friday, May 26, 2023:

Rouse High School: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Vista Ridge High School: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Glenn High School: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Cedar Park High School: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 27, 2023:

Vandegrift High School: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Leander High School: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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Student Athletic Trainer of the Week

Leander ISD Athletics is excited to announce Ella Roseblade, from Vandegrift High School, as the Leander ISD Student Athletic Trainer of the Week. Ella is a senior Student Athletic Trainer who has supported the football, girls soccer, baseball and track team for the past three years. Ella is also a member of the VHS choir.

Vandegrift High School Athletic Trainer Chris Shivers states that “Ella comes into the training room every morning with a smile on her face and ready to help in any way she can. If she doesn't know how to do something she will ask to make sure she does it correctly. Ella is selfless and always willing to do the tough tasks.”

Congratulations to Ella Roseblade, of Vandegrift High School, for being named the Leander ISD Student-Athletic Trainer of the Week!