VAHS Panther Press

Passion....Purpose....Pride

May 6th, 2016

VAHS ACTIVITIES

Friday, May 6th

National School Nurse's Day

Saturday, May 7th

Little Big Town 5K

Wednesday, May 11th

**Algebra II EOC - This test is not used for graduation requirements or accountability. This test gives students the opportunity to be exempt from TSI (College Placement Test), and it will give students data on areas of performance in Math.

Thursday, May 12th

AP Reception

Sunday, May 8th

Mother's Day


A LOOK AHEAD...

NO SCHOOL May 16, 23, or 30

Senior Finals 5/18 - 5/20 **All Senior grades due on 5/20

Underclassman Awards - May 26 9:00 a.m. at VAHS gym

Senior Awards - Friday, May 27 10:00 a.m. at VAHS cafeteria

MRS. BLANTON RECEIVES THE PANTHER PRIDE AWARD

Passion, Relationship building, Innovation, and Dedication to Excellence!

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VAEF AWARDS TEACHER GRANTS

The Van Alstyne Educational Foundation recently completed their annual distribution of checks to award teachers grants for innovative projects. This year the Foundation was able to award eighteen grants totaling over $35,000. The District would like to thank the Foundation for all of the hard work and dedication to the staff and students of the District.

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State Land Soil Competition

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Last week four Ag students competed in the State Land Soil Competition at Tarleton State University in Stephenville. The homesite contest participants judged the soil texture, slope, permeability, erosion, and runoff to determine how it would affect house foundations, lawns and landscape, septic systems, and sewage lagoons. They also had to analyze soil texture by feel and determine the percent slope without the use of measurement devices.


Congratulations: Jake Wright, Blaine Urban, Chase Coburn, Savannah Morgan, and Ag Sponsor, Gary Schnitker!

VARSITY TRACK HEADS TO REGIONALS

Boys:

4 x 200 Meter Relay- Grayson Leinart, Levi Jones, Scott, and Zach Wright

4 x 400 Meter Relay- Grayson, Levi, Christian, and Scott

110 Meter Hurdles &High Jump - De'Angelo Alexander

Long & Triple Jump - Levi Jones

2 Mile - Jacob Taylor

400 Meter Dash - Levi Jones

Girls:

300 Meter Hurdles - Sadie Ingram & Emmè Fernandez

Mile - Jenna Leinart

2 Mile - Hannah Taylor

Pole Vault - Emmè Fernandez

Discus - Jodi Cook

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WELDING STUDENTS RECEIVE HONORS

Congratulations to Jacob Taylor and Hunter Grisham. Hunter received the Outstanding Structural Welding award, while Jacob was honored with Outstanding Dual Credit student. Both students are enrolled in the dual credit Welding program at Grayson College as juniors. Students enrolled in the two-year program are able to gain full certification by the time they graduate.

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VAHS GOLF TEAM FINISH 8TH AT STATE

Congratulation to our golf team as they finished 8th in State! Panther proud of our guys: Coach Guerrero, Ashton Weber, Nathan Cuthbertson, Jaren McMakin, Hearth Thomas, Cage Sawyers.
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STATE WOOL JUDGING TEAM RESULTS

Congratulations to the Wool Judging Team. They received 17th at State.

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LEARN JAVA AND 3D GAME DESIGN!

Van Alstyne ISD in partnership with Region 10 Education Service Center and Youth Digital is offering 2 Digital Youth Camps this summer for students age 10 -16.

Youth Digital empowers kids and teens to be digital creators, designers, animators, programmers and developers. The course work provides campers a comprehensive learning experience that is amazingly fun, highly interactive and extremely effective. Campers watch videos, respond to questions, earn badges, and complete challenging assignments and quizzes as they step toward mastering critical technology skills and professional-level software. Computers are provided at the camp site. No prior programming or design experience is necessary. Youth Digital summer camp courses are designed to make learning new digital skills fun and effective. Campers will be guided through every step, from downloading the software to submitting your final project.

The 1st camp is called: Learn Java with Minecraft. Students will learn the programming language of Java while having fun playing Minecraft.

The 2nd camp is called: 3-D Game Design and students will learn to create their own game.


Click on the link below for more information!

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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