VAMS Panther Pause Newsletter
October 2, 2015
- Saturday, October 3 - Fall Festival 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the high school - Live country band from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
- Saturday, October 3 - VA Day of Play (during Fall Festival, more information below)
- Monday, October 5 - Fair Day - No School
- Thursday, October 8 - Progress Reports
- Saturday, October 10 - Van Alstyne Education Foundation Clay Shoot 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (more information below)
- Oct. 12 - Oct. 14 - Quarterly Tests (see schedule below)
- Friday, October 23 - Dance Party- 5th/6th grade dance 5:30-7:00 & 7th/8th grade dance 7:30-9:00 (more information below)
Teacher of the Month
Blayne Balthrop - 5th Grade
Moises Gonzales - 6th Grade
Jocelyn Ballard - 7th Grade
Millicent Sawyers - 8th Grade
Way to go! You make us proud!
VA Day of Play - Global Cardboard Challenge
Watch this video to learn about the Global Cardboard Challenge
In order to increase college awareness amongst our students, we are going to have a College Day once a quarter. Our first College Day will be on Wednesday, October 14. On this day, we will celebrate different universities and colleges. During this time, our 8th graders will learn about things they will encounter at the high school (GPA, SAT test, ACT test, graduation endorsements, scholarship opportunities, and much more).
On College Day, your child is welcome to wear college attire, including a college hat. Please ensure that your child does not wear something that would be disruptive to our learning environment. We look forward to this being a fun time and for the students to learn more about the possibilities that lie before them!
Students watched the video - BE THE ONE (click HERE to see the video) and made pledges to "Be the One" to make a difference by recognizing when someone is isolated and by taking action to include them.
The Rachel's Challenge Leadership team will meet next Thursday during advisory. The Rachel's Challenge Club will meet Thursday after school in Mrs. Bruton's office until 4:30.
Volunteer Approval Form
Click HERE to access the Volunteer Approval Form. We appreciate our volunteers!
Volleyball - Monday, October 5 @ 4:30 at Lone Oak
Football - Thursday, October 8 @ 4:30 at Whitesboro