VAHS Panther Press


January 8, 2016



I hope everyone has had a restful break, and it has been a pleasure having all the students back this week.

This week all students have logged into Family Connections, which is a college and career planning portal for students and families. We have had many success stories from students and parents already, and we are excited to get this under way.

Please contact myself or Mrs. Madison if you have any questions about Family Connections.

Looking forward to a successful second semester!

Jeremiah D. Johnson


Van Alstyne High School

(903) 482-8803



Basketball Schedule


1/5 Lone Oak-Away 5:30, 6:00 (JV, V)

1/8 Commerce-Home 5:00,6:30, 7:30 (JV,V,JVW)


1/8-Commerce-Away (JV, 9, V) 5:00, 6:15, 7:30

Report Cards issued Thursday, January 7th

January 11: Family Connection Meeting 6:30 VAHS MPR (students & parents welcome)

January 18: Martin Luther King Holiday - NO SCHOOL

February 6: FFA Auction and Dinner

February 20: Band Spaghetti Dinner


January is School Board Recognition Month—a great time to focus on the crucial role our elected board of trustees plays in our community and school. VAHS faculty and students would like to honor our extraordinary trustees who voluntarily tackle the enormous job of governing our school district. Their actions and decisions affect the present and future lives of our youth. Thank you for your dedication and service!

Bottom row: Randall Morgan, Kurt Himmelreich, and Debbie Nance.

Top row: Dennis Smith, Jim Atchison, Steve Roddy, and David Kerr.

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SENIORS, when you get an acceptance letter please turn it in to Mrs. Madison so it can be hung on the wall!

Keep up with Reminders from the Counselor’s office

· Class of 2016 text @2016vahs to 81010

· Class of 2017 text @2017vahs to 81010

· Class of 2018 text @2018vahs to 81010

· Class of 2019 text @2019vahs to 81010

Need help with preparing and signing up for ACT/SAT, tracking Community Service Hours, or how to create an academic resume?

Find all of this and MORE on Mrs. Madison's webpage. From the VAHS page go to Departments and Counselor, or click here:

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An endowed scholarship is being set up through the Van Alstyne Education Foundation to honor Reagan and Grant Small. All donations are tax free and will help us to continue to honor the memory of these two precious children for years to come. Checks can be made payable to the VAEF with Reagan and Grant's name in the memo line. You may send your monetary donation to:

Van Alstyne Education Foundation
PO Box 1620
Van Alstyne, TX 75495

With an endowed scholarship once the requirements are met, the foundation will be able to give a scholarship each year without having to continuously raise the money yearly. Karen and her family will be able to present this scholarship and continue to keep the memory of her children alive for years to come. If you could help with any amount at all, it will be GREATLY appreciated.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact

Sarah Coleman at 903-816-4321 or

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