VAMS Panther Pause Newsletter

November 6, 2015


  • Wednesday, November 11 - Veterans Day Program (more information below)
  • Thursday, November 12 - Picture Retakes
  • Thursday, November 12 - Progress Reports
  • November 23-27 - No School - Thanksgiving Break

Veterans Day Program

On Wednesday, November 11th at 9:00 AM, VAMS will honor our local veterans with our annual Veteran’s Day Program hosted by our 7th grade class. Help us spread the word to our local veterans so they can attend and we can show them our appreciation for their service.

Christmas Angel

Christmas Angel applications went home this week. If your family is in need or you know of a family in need for this upcoming holiday season, please complete the application and return it to school by Monday, November 2nd. Please click the link below to access a Christmas Angel application.

Christmas Angel Application

Please click this button to access the Christmas Angel application.

Pringles Hack

Our 5th & 6th grade GT students were challenged with creating a new product from a Pringles can. The girls in the video below created a commercial to promote their creation, a working pinhole camera. Some other awesome things that were created by students were: shoes, earmuffs, a toy car, iPhone and iPad speaker, as well as a mini-tool belt. Way to think outside of the box...or can!
OptiVision Commercial - Pringles Hack

2015-2016 Yearbooks on sale now

Yearbooks are priced at $40 (online order, cash, or check) through January, and $45 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.

Online orders: Code 9482916

Check out our promo video created by 8th graders, Kayla Bellamy and Faith Dixon...

2015-2016 Yearbook Promo Video

Panther Sports

Van Alstyne Football Playoff Shirts - DUE NOON 11/10/15

Click this button to access the order form. Orders are due by noon on Tuesday, November 10th.


Girls Basketball - Monday, November 9 @ 4:30 in Leonard (7B, 7A, 8A)

Boys Basketball - Monday, November 16 @ 4:30 in Tom Bean (7B, 8B, 7A, 8A)

Go Panthers!

Basketball Schedules

Boys Basketball Schedule click HERE

Girls Basketball Schedule click HERE

VAMS Bell Schedule

Click this button to access our bell schedule

VAISD 2015-2016 Calendar

Click this button to access this year's school calendar.

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