VAMS Panther Pause Newsletter

May 8, 2015


Friday, May 8 - Girls Night Out 6:30-9:00 (more information below)

Tuesday, May 12 - Student Council Applications Due (applications available in front office)

Thursday, May 14 - 8th Grade Rocket Launch and STC Field Day sponsored by our VAMS Student Council

Friday, May 15 - 8th Grade Field Trip to the Perot Museum, VAMS 7th & 8th grade Cheer Tryouts @ 4:00pm, and Boys Night Out that night (more information below)

Tuesday, May 19 - 4th Grade Parent Meeting @ 6:30 in the VAMS Cafeteria

Friday, May 21- 8th Grade Field Trip to Cowboy Stadium

Friday, May 22 - Student Council Field Trip to Six Flags

Thursday, May 28 - 7th & 8th Grade STAR Card Field Trip to Amazing Jake's

Friday, May 29 - 5th & 6th Grade STAR Card Field Trip to Amazing Jake's

Monday, June 1 - 5th Grade Field Trip to Perot Museum

Tuesday, June 2 - 8th Grade Dance (after awards ceremony)

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Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to our Teacher of the Month - Brittney Wortham, 5th grade science teacher! We appreciate all of your hard work and your dedication to our students!
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6th Grade Night at the Movies

We will be showing our book trailers we made with iMovie in the cafeteria on May 14th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. You will also have the opportunity to see your child's graphic novel or children's book they created. Please download the Aurasma app on a mobile device. Feel free to bring a blanket or lawn chair to kick back and relax. Here is the schedule below of when your child's book trailer will be shown on the big screen:

1st period 6:00-6:25pm

2nd period 6:25-6:50pm

3rd period 6:50-7:15pm

6th period 7:15-7:30pm

7th period 7:30-7:55pm

VAMS Girls Night Out 5/8/15

Click here for more information about GNO

Boys Night Out

Our topic for BNO is about disproving "labels & stereotypes." We will spend some time addressing the issue of labeling. See the flyer below for information about this fun night!
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2015 Summer Pride for 7th-12th graders

Click this link for information about Summer Pride

2015 Van Alstyne Athletic Summer Camps

Click this link for information about the Athletic Summer Camps

8th Grade Honors Rock Climbing Experience

Our 8th grade honors English students enjoyed their rock climbing experience at Canyons Climbing Gym in Frisco.
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7th & 8th Grade GT Field Trip

Our 7th & 8th grade GT students enjoyed their Downtown Urban Adventure! They completed a downtown Dallas scavenger hunt and visited some interesting sites along the way!

Choir Field Trip

Congratulations to our VAMS Choir for receiving a 2nd Division rating at the Sandy Lake Choir Competition.

Cafeteria News

The cafeteria is not allowing any more charges for the rest of the school year.. All charges need to be paid no later than May 29th.

2014-2015 Yearbooks

Yearbooks are $42 until the end of May. Send a check made payable to VAMS, in an envelope marked YEARBOOK AND your child's name to the office. Online orders are are no longer available.