From the Principal, Dr. Tobon
Viking Families and Friends,
We are officially done with the first quarter of the 2021-22 academic year. Grades were due yesterday afternoon and are now accessible on Skyward. Yesterday, students and staff had their first full day of the second grading period. After a much deserved Fall Break, our 9th-11th graders dove right into the PSAT/NMSQT on Wednesday and were ready to roll up their sleeves and get back to work.
Speaking of getting to work, on the afternoon of September 24th our teachers participated in professional development sessions created and facilitated by our instructional coaches and Student Services team. These sessions focused on building positive relationships with students, creating and cultivating a culture of risk-takers in the classroom by transforming failure from a “worst-case scenario” to a “learning experience,” understanding the importance of and creating meaningful formative assessments, and adding student engagement strategies to teacher’s toolboxes. We will continue to dive deeper into these and other areas throughout the year.
Finally, despite a challenging year for many of our Vikings, VHS has six National Merit Semi-Finalists: Anthony Grisolano, Calwin Li, Karli LoDuca, Eric Page, Isaac Utesch, and Carissa Yu. I wish each and every one of them the best of luck as they enter the final phase of this process.
What's Happening at VHS!
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!
National Hispanic Heritage Month
Club Spotlight: Muslim Student Alliance
I have been teaching for 16 years at VHS.
I teach General Psychology and AP/IB Psychology. I also teach World History in the Summer.
I sponsor the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the History Club and I coach the Junior Varsity Boys Basketball team.
As a proud VHS grad, I love being a part of our learning community here. My colleagues are so passionate and hard-working that they are inspirational. I especially appreciate the Social Studies Department that I am a part of. They really make this job more enjoyable. However, it is our students here that make it so special to be at VHS. Their curiosity, humor, and work ethic make each day a little different and fun despite the trials and tribulations that might arise.
Ranked, A Musical
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