From the Principal, Dr. Tobon
Viking Families and Friends,
It’s hard to believe we are more than halfway through the first grading period of the 2021-22 academic year. Life has a way of passing us by at a quick pace, and it can be challenging at times for a parent to keep up with a student’s progress in school. If you are not already receiving periodic updates from Skyward, please be sure to sign up for those. These updates are available to be sent automatically to your email on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. The Skyward updates have some settings that can be customized and are worth looking into. The Skyward updates are in addition to being a parent observer on Canvas, where you can be up to date on what is happening in your student’s classes.
As was mentioned in my Back to School letter, VHS is holding a Virtual Open House. You should find the link to this event here. This is the second year we have held this event virtually. My goal is that this approach will work better for you, our parents and guardians, as you can view the information at your convenience especially if you have multiple high school students. The information will also remain on our website for future reference.
Finally, I hope you have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful weather. Fall is definitely knocking on our doors, as there are some trees whose leaves have already started to change colors. Be sure to get out and see all the beauty Mother Nature has to offer.
What's Happening at VHS!
Sept 20-23rd Senior Picture Days
Sept 24th 1/2 Day of School
Oct 1st Homecoming Parade and Football Game
Oct 2nd SAT
Oct 2nd Homecoming Dance
Oct 18-21 Senior Picture Days
Oct 20th Academic Letter Ceremony
Oct 26th Underclass Retakes
Nov 2 eLearning Day
Nov 19-21 Ranked, A Musical
Dec 4th SAT
Please see the VHS Calendar for more events!
Club Spotlight: Key Club
Year round, the club works with community organizations to help with projects such as cleaning up parks, collecting school supplies, fundraising for Riley Children's Hospital and much more. Students also learn leadership skills by running meetings, planning projects and holding elected leadership positions at the club and district levels. At our August meeting, we painted rocks as a stress reliever for the students and to place in local parks.
I have been teaching at VHS for 19 years. I teach advanced chemistry and organic/biochemistry honors. I am also the academic teams' coordinator, coach the science academic team, and the spell bowl team. One reason I like being a part of VHS is because my coworkers have become my best friends!
Ranked, A Musical
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