VAMS Panther Pause Newsletter

June 4, 2015


See you again in a few months...

Monday, August 24 - First Day of School

VAISD 2015-2016 Calendar

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Thank you

We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to our parents, students, staff, and community members for a wonderful year! We know it takes a village and it is the collaborative efforts and support that makes our school great! We have enjoyed watching each student grow and learn throughout the year. May you have a fantastic summer that is full of rest, fun, and memories. We wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you again in August. Be safe!

Mr. Coleman & Mrs. Moore

Zombie Apocalypse PBL

Mrs. Edmondson''s 6th grade students worked on their Zombie Apocalypse Project-Based Learning projects. The students were presented with the problem of the zombie virus being reported in Kazakhstan. Students were given a fictitious FEMA memo to read. It detailed the beginnings of a contagion that has the ability to destroy the populations world wide. Students were split into groups acting as FEMA teams that studied the local resources to develop a cohesive class plan for evacuation, housing refugees and procuring supplies. Their goal was to prepare and save the people the United States! The groups did a great job presenting!

Paper Castles

Mrs. Atchison's 6th graders practiced the skill of collaboration but working together to build paper castles without talking. Each group was given copy paper, scissors, and masking tape. Amazingly, they were able to construct paper castles in only 20 minutes! Great teamwork!


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Kids Eat Free Application

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2015 Summer Pride for 7th-12th graders

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2015 Van Alstyne Athletic Summer Camps

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