VAMS Panther Pause Newsletter

March 27, 2015


Friday, March 27th - Student Night Out - 5th & 6th grade from 5:30-7:00 and 7th & 8th grade from 7:30-9:00. Cost: $3 and concessions are available.

Monday, March 30th - 7th Grade Writing STAAR Test Day 1 & 6th Grade Math Benchmark

Tuesday, March 31st - 7th Grade Writing STAAR Test Day 2 & 5th and 8th Grade Reading STAAR Test

Tuesday, March 31st - Dual Track Meet with Anna at VAHS @ 4:15 (more information below)

Wednesday, April 1st - 5th & 7th Grade Math Benchmark

Friday, April 3rd - Good Friday - NO SCHOOL

* We will have school on Monday, April 27th and Monday, May 18th. These dates were scheduled as our bad weather days.
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Closed Campus During STAAR Testing

One of our favorite things is seeing parents on our campus and we know that you enjoy seeing your child. However, please know on each day of STAAR tests, we will have a closed campus. Parents will not be be able able to come on campus to volunteer or eat with their child, and we will also not be able to deliver anything to the students (lunches, items left at home, clothes, etc.). We hope you understand and we appreciate your support to give our students the best possible testing environment. Thank you!

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:

Sergio Castillo- 5th Grade

Parker Ritchie - 6th Grade

Zach Smith - 7th Grade

August Reynolds - 8th Grade

Way to go! You make us proud!

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Congratulations 7th & 8th Grade Bands

The VAMS bands competed in the Sounds of Spring Contest in Princeton and did great! The 7th Grade Band scored a 2 and the 8th Grade Band scored a 1! Way to go Panthers! We are proud of you!! Please click on the videos below to hear a part of their awesome performance!

8th Grade Holocaust Museum Night

The 8th Grade Holocaust Museum Night was a success! We appreciate those who came to support our students. They did a fantastic job sharing their learning and how this unit of study impacted their life. It was a pleasure to have our guest speaker, Leszek Nazarko, share his life experiences of being a boy in Poland during the Holocaust. We were honored to have him here! Thank you, Mr. McEwin for providing this authentic learning experience for our students.

Track Meet Information

Dual Track Meet on Tuesday, March 31st with Anna at Van Alstyne High School

* Field Events will start at 4:15

* We will not run distance- No 2400m or 1600m. We will also not run the 300m.

* We will have water and Gatorade for sale, no other concession will be available.

2014-2015 Yearbooks on sale now!

Yearbook order forms were passed out today. If your child did not bring one home, there are more copies available in the office.

Yearbooks are $37 until April 1st and $42 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, starting next week.

Online orders: Code 9482915