VAHS Panther Press
May 6th, 2016
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
Sunday, May 8th
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!
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.
Ms. Morse English I
Non-fiction reading collection to utilize with Chromebooks 275.00
Mrs. Wetzel English II
Animal Farm Books to utilize with Chromebooks 250.00
Ms. Herstein Physics
Physics stands with data collectors 3,360.00
Mrs. Burkhalter Biology
HS Greenhouse approved and paid for by the district.
Mrs. Evans Technology
Graphic tablets approved and paid for by the district.
State Land Soil Competition
Congratulations: Jake Wright, Blaine Urban, Chase Coburn, Savannah Morgan, and Ag Sponsor, Gary Schnitker!
VARSITY TRACK HEADS TO REGIONALS
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
300 Meter Hurdles - Sadie Ingram & Emmè Fernandez
Mile - Jenna Leinart
2 Mile - Hannah Taylor
Pole Vault - Emmè Fernandez
Discus - Jodi Cook
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.
VAHS GOLF TEAM FINISH 8TH AT STATE
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!
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