2013-2014 Issue 2
From the Principal
During 1st quarter our students earned 410 credits of classroom instruction and 50 work credits for a total of 460 credits! The vast majority of our students passed all of their classes. VALTS also graduated two students. These students were our 492 and 493 graduates from VALTS. We anticipate graduating our 500th student in March. I had the opportunity to visit classrooms regularly during instruction. The relevance and rigor was very evident. This, tied in with the use of technology proved to be very beneficial for the students. Our Exploratory Fridays turned out to be a big success. Students were exposed to many different things including; EMT training, alternative fuels, workplace safety, and entrepreneurship. Almost all of these exploratory classes were hands-on which generated a lot of interest. With the help again from Workforce Development at the Harms Center we plan to offer another nice selection of classes. This quarter will include; soft skills training, CPR training, truck driving and work place safety.
We look forward to a very productive 2nd quarter.
1st Quarter Graduation
The students had the opportunity to look at the exhibits and visit with some of the volunteers. They learned about some of the farming equipment that was used in our region as well as what life was like for previous generations who live in our area. Later in the year, the students will return to the museum to gather resources and information for a very unique project. (More on that in future newsletters.)
History of Irrigation
Students watching a video about how the irrigation ditches were built.
Mr. Schlothauer explaining how farmers used to harvest sugar beets.
Milking a cow
Olivia milking a cow.
Building a strong foundation for our future...one graduate at a time.
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During the 2nd quarter, Social Studies students will learn about how physical geography shapes the world. Each student is creating a website on the extreme geographical features of the continent they selected. Their final project will be to create a narrated tour using Google Earth featuring the extreme features. We will share some of them after the first of the year.
Talent at VALTS
Also on display in our classrooms and halls are pictures done by Ashton and Madison Vorse.