VHS Student Services Newsletter

January 2023

Hello Viking Families!

The Student Services team is excited to share with you our monthly newsletters for the 2022-2023 academic year! As we continue to look for ways to share important information with our Viking Family, we hope that this newsletter assists you throughout the school year. Our school counselors and social workers look forward to bringing you the latest and greatest from graduation information to college and career highlights. Any questions on what you find here? Please see our contact information at the bottom!
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New Year, New You!

See below some helpful tips on how to create new habits and make this your best year yet!
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Vocational Applications

Attention Sophomores and Juniors!

Are you interested in being apart of a vocational program next year? Please visit PCCTE.org for information regarding the application process and the different program offerings. Applications are still open!

We always recommend students and parents to also attend the Vocational Open House on January 26th. This is a great way to learn more specifics about the program you are interested in.

If students choose to apply to a vocational program, applications are open @ pccte.org.

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Juniors - Spring Scheduling Meeting

Attention all juniors - your Spring Meeting is occurring this month with your assigned counselor. Please look out for a pass and make sure to stop by during your assigned time! We will be reviewing your graduation requirements, post-secondary plans, and helping you create your schedule requests for your senior year.

SAT/ACT Weekend Test Dates - Register Today!

If you are interested in taking the SAT or ACT on a Saturday, please register at the below links:

SAT - March 11th @ VHS - https://satsuite.collegeboard.org/sat/registration

ACT - April 15th @ VHS - https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration.html

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Attention Seniors! Local Scholarships are now available on your Naviance account. To apply for scholarships, log onto Naviance, click "Colleges" and click "Scholarship Search". For a complete list of just the VHS Local Scholarships, you can type in "VHS" in the scholarship search box. Make sure to carefully read all directions as every scholarship is different. Students are solely responsible for application instructions and deadlines (dates AND times) - late applications will not be accepted! Students are also encouraged to view the video link below, as this contains helpful information and requirements for the Local Scholarship Application process. If you have any questions, please contact your counselor. Good luck to all applicants!


Scholarships Available on Naviance:

  • Jim and Betty Dye Scholarship... due 03.01
  • Porter County Community Foundation Scholarships... due 03.01
  • Valpo Lion's Club Scholarship... due 03.01

*Applicants are solely responsible for the directions listed for each scholarship!

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VCS social service team

VCS Social workers want to extend a huge thank you to our school community for supporting the Holiday Assistance Program this year! Collaborating with individuals, families, community organizations, churches, and local businesses allowed us to provide 674 students with gifts this holiday season! Thanks again for the overwhelming support & generosity of the Valparaiso and local communities.

Questions? Contact us!


(A - CU) Mr. Dan McKibben - dmckibben@valpo.k12.in.us

(CV - HOL) Mrs. Jessica Kus - jkus@valpo.k12.in.us

(HOM - MILK) Mrs. Sarah Deakin - sdeakin@valpo.k12.in.us

(MILL - SCHV) Mrs. Tori McCaleb - tMcCaleb@valpo.k12.in.us

(SCHW - Z) Mrs. Kari Owney - kowney@valpo.k12.in.us

(V.A.L.E. Students) Ms. Gordana Sormaz - gsormaz@valpo.k12.in.us


(A-L) Ms. Natalie Miller - nmiller@valpo.k12.in.us

(M-Z) Mrs. Jody Kristoff - jkristoff@valpo.k12.in.us


Mrs. Barb Norris - bnorris@valpo.k12.in.us

Mrs. Michelle Aerts - maerts@valpo.k12.in.us


Mrs. Barb Carter - bcarter@valpo.k12.in.us