VAMS Panther Pause Newsletter

April 1, 2016


  • Friday, April 1 - Student Night Out in VAMS Gym -5th/6th grade 5:30-7:00 & 7th/8th grade 7:30-9:00 (more information below)
  • Friday, April 1 - Deadline to order a yearbook online (more information below)
  • Tuesday, April 5 - Group Pictures (Taken during 2nd - 4th period - Teacher's Aides, Band, 8th grade, Student Council, Student Senate, Rachel's Challenge, UIL, Choir, New Students, ect.)
  • Wednesday, April 6 - Middle School UIL Band Contest @ Anna High School
  • Thursday, April 7 - Individual high school planning meetings with 8th grade students and their parents (more information below)
  • Friday, April 8 - Special Olympics in Melissa - Good luck to our athletes!
  • Friday, April 8 - Star Card treat after school
  • Tuesday, April 12 - Librarian Day - Let Mrs. Kuhn's know how much you appreciate her!
  • Thursday, April 14 - Progress Reports
  • Friday, April 15 - 6th Grade Field Trip to Medieval Times
  • Friday, April 15 - Special Olympics at Van Alstyne High School
  • Friday, April 15 - Star Card hat day

*NO School May 16, 23, or 30

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:

Presley McDonald - 5th Grade

Izzy Stasney - 6th Grade

Kaleb Stafford - 7th Grade

Alexia Smith - 8th Grade

Way to go! You make us proud!

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Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to our wonderful Teacher of the Month, Stephanie Fernandez. As you all know she does an outstanding job with her students and goes above and beyond to make them a part of our campus. Here recently she has gotten a grant for vegetable gardens for her students to take care of, and possibly one for a water-bottle refill water fountain to help make our campus a little greener. Thank you for all you and your team do Stephanie!
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Order your yearbook online

Yearbooks are priced at $40. Deadline to place an order is Friday, April 1st.

Online orders: Code 9482916

Student Night Out

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attention 8th grade parents

Parents, please take a moment to sign-up for the Personal Graduation Plan Meetings scheduled on April 7th from 7am - 7pm (every 15 minutes). Students will choose their high school endorsement and electives during this meeting. Please click this link to sign up:

Also, stay informed by signing up for Mrs. Madison's Remind account for the Class of 2020. Signing up will allow you to receive text messages with important information that pertains to the Class of 2020.

Text: 2020@vaha

To: 81010

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or e-mail Mrs. Madison or Mrs. Bruton.

Gretchen Madison, High School Counselor -

Cammi Bruton, Middle School Counselor -

GT Field Trip

On Thursday, our GT students enjoyed their field trip to the Dallas Arts' District for the Urban Adventure Scavenger Hunt!

Panther Sports


Track Meet: Monday, April 4 - District Meet @ Farmersville HS

Go Panthers!

Middle School April Breakfast Menu

Click this button to access the middle school April breakfast menu.

Middle School April Lunch Menu

Click this button to access the middle school April lunch menu.

Lost and Found

There are many unclaimed items in our lost and found. Please encourage your child to check and see if there is anything that belongs to them. We also encourage you to put your child's name on the tag of his or her coat, or sweatshirt, and lunchbox to minimize the chance of losing it.
Volunteer Approval Form

Click this button to access the Volunteer Approval Form. We appreciate our volunteers!

Facebook and Twitter

Want to see what goes on at VAMS during the week? Want to see pictures of students doing awesome things? Want to see what learning looks like on our campus? Be sure to like us on Facebook (Van Alstyne Middle School) and follow us on Twitter at @vamiddleschool