VAHS Panther Press

Passion....Purpose....Pride

December 18, 2015

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PRINCIPAL'S POINTS


​I hope everyone has a restful break! Teachers will be back on Monday January 4th, and report cards will go home with students Thursday January 7th. If any students missed their final exam, they must be here Monday January 4th. Their exams will be in the front office available from 8:30-1:30.


Thanks so much for a wonderful semester at VAHS!



Jeremiah D. Johnson

Principal

Van Alstyne High School

(903) 482-8803


Passion.....Purpose.....Pride

VAHS ACTIVITIES

Christmas Break-

December 21-January 3rd


Basketball Schedule

Girls

12/29-31 Mckinney Christian Tour-Away (V)

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

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

Boys

12/28- Lovejoy Tournament- Away (9th)

12/28 -Allen Tournament-Away (V, JV)

1/1-North Lamar-Home (9,JV,V) 4:30, 5:45, 7:00

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

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

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SCIENCE AND MATH DEPARTMENT RECEIVE DONATION

Thanks so much to the Exxon Mobile Educational Alliance program! VAHS received 500.00 for Math and Science initiatives through a partnership with Exxon Mobile and Quick Check #2 in Van Alstyne. Accepting the 500.00 check from the Exxon Mobile representative is Science department chair (L)Teshia Bilecki and Math department chair (R)Becky Bearden.

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SCIENCE CLASSES ATTEND FIELD TRIP TO UTSMC

VAHS Seniors and Science Club members attended a field trip to UT Southwestern Medical Center. While there, students listened to lectures on mouse herpes and cancer. Students also visited the Gross Anatomy Lab where they held healthy and diseased organs.


The STARS Summer Research Program offers 11th grade students research opportunities and a chance to earn money. The 8 week summer program runs from June 6 to July 29, 2016. All applicants will be notified in writing as to whether or not they have been accepted. Final selections will be based on strength of application and personal interview. Click on the link below for more information and to access the application. The application is due Monday, February 1.

http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/education/programs/stars/index.html

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COUNSELOR CORNER

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: http://bit.ly/VAHSCOUNSELOR

NEW STUDENT NEWSLETTER COMING NEXT SEMESTER!

In an effort to increase communication, Ms. Jones, with the assistance of the Newsletter class will be publishing a weekly newsletter for our students. The newsletter will contain announcements and pertinent information for students.


Look for it in your student email account each week!