VAMS Panther Pause Newsletter

October 30, 2015


  • Tuesday, November 3 - Fundraiser delivery day! (more information below)
  • Wednesday, November 4 - High School Bon Fire @ 7:00 @ the high school
  • Thursday, November 5 - Pep Rally @ 2:49
  • Wednesday, November 11 - Veterans Day Program (more information below)
  • Thursday, November 12 - Picture Retakes
  • Thursday, November 12 - Progress Reports

Daylight Savings Time

Don't forget to set your clocks back this weekend- 2:00 am Sunday morning!

Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to our Teacher of the Month - Mandi Brown, 8th grade science. We appreciate all of your hard work and your dedication to our students!
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Outstanding Students

Our Outstanding Students program recognizes students who go above and beyond to make our school a great place. Teachers choose one student from each grade level who deserves recognition. The students who are chosen receive a Sonic drink of their choice, get their name on the marquee, and are recognized in the VAMS newsletter. We would like to congratulate the following students for making our school a great place to be:

Caitlin Rasor - 5th Grade

Audrey Bishop - 6th Grade

Reagan Gibson - 7th Grade

Megan Montgomery - 8th Grade

Way to go! You make us proud!

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Fundraiser Delivery Day

Fundraiser items are expected to be here on Tuesday, November 3. We will send items home with students and parents are welcome to come on Tuesday from 2:00-4:00 to pick up items.

Special Olympics

Last week, some of our students competed in this year's first Special Olympics at Van Alstyne High School. Students competed in Bocce Ball against students from Melissa, Whitesboro, Bonham, Denison, Detroit, Love Joy, Bells, Gunter, and Van Alstyne. Our students competed against some very strong competition and came away "Fearless Champions". Way to go Panthers!

Veteran's Day Program

On Wednesday, November 11th at 9:00 AM, VAMS will honor our local veterans with our annual Veteran’s Day Program hosted by our 7th grade class. Help us spread the word to our local veterans so they can attend and we can show them our appreciation for their service.

Christmas Angel

Christmas Angel applications went home this week. If your family is in need or you know of a family in need for this upcoming holiday season, please complete the application and return it to school by Monday, November 2nd. Please click the link below to access a Christmas Angel application.

Christmas Angel Application

Please click this button to access the Christmas Angel application.

2015-2016 Yearbooks on sale now

Yearbooks are priced at $40 (online order, cash, or check) through January, and $45 until the end of May.

You can send a check, in an envelope marked YEARBOOK AND your child's name to the office made payable to VAMS or you can ORDER ONLINE.

Online orders: Code 9482916

Check out our promo video created by 8th graders, Kayla Bellamy and Faith Dixon...

2015-2016 Yearbook Promo Video
Middle School November Breakfast Menu

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Middle School November Lunch Menu

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Panther Sports


Football - Thursday, November 5 @ 4:30 @ home against Callisburg

Girls Basketball - Monday, November 9 @ 4:30 in Leonard (7B, 7A, 8A)

Go Panthers!

Basketball Schedules

Boys Basketball Schedule click HERE

Girls Basketball Schedule click HERE

High School Basketball Fundraiser

Looking for some new Panther wear? The boys' and girls' basketball teams are having a fundraiser. Check out the link below to see what is available. Please submit your order to Julie Thomas at The sale will run through November 6.
Basketball Fundraiser Items

Click this button to view the items for sale

VAMS Bell Schedule

Click this button to access our bell schedule

VAISD 2015-2016 Calendar

Click this button to access this year's school calendar.

Volunteer Approval Form

Click this button to access the Volunteer Approval Form. We appreciate our volunteers!

Facebook and Twitter

Want to see what goes on at VAMS during the week? Want to see pictures of students doing awesome things? Want to see what learning looks like on our campus? Be sure to like us on Facebook (Van Alstyne Middle School) and follow us on Twitter at @vamiddleschool