VTHS Message December 2019

From Your Vernon Township High School Administrative Team

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Welcome to December

During November, we pause to give thanks. As we count our blessings, we have your children and your families at the top of our lists! Thank you for allowing us to share in your child's educational experience here at Vernon Township High School. It is a true honor watching them grow into gifted young women and men.

If there is anything we can do to assist you as we move forward, please do not hesitate to ask.

With Sincere Thanks,

Pauline F. Anderson, Nicholas M. Demsak and Jacquelyn M. Van Orden

Social Emotional Learning

At Vernon Township High School, we will continue to focus on the New Jersey Social and Emotional Learning Competencies and Sub-Competencies during the 2019-2020 school year.

"The most useful asset of a person is not a head full of knowledge, but a heart full of love, with ears open to listen and hands willing to help." The Letters of Gratitude

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A Follow-up on Last Month's Highlights...

Congratulations to Stella Foco and Kelsey Falkowski

Mrs. Foco and Mr. Falkowski, both Vernon Township High School teachers, were selected as 2019 New Jersey Exemplary Educators. We are very proud of both of them and would like to acknowledge that they have been honored by the New Jersey Department of Education for their fine work.
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First Quarter Honor Roll - 2019-2020

Congratulations to our students who worked diligently this semester to earn Honor Roll status.

VTHS Helds its Fall Wind Ensemble Concert

If you had the opportunity to attend this amazing concert, here is your chance to experience it again. If you did not see it live, please take a moment to watch here!

Many thanks to Mr. Max Taylor and his gifted musicians...

...be sure to check the December calendar for two more holiday concerts!

VTHS Fall Wind Ensemble Concert 2019

Congratulations to our Cheerleaders!

Congratulations to our cheerleaders for taking first place at both a Randolph High School competition and a West Milford competition. Our cheerleaders were also named Overall Grand Champions in West Milford!

Coach Hagedoorn and Coach Riegler could not be prouder of the team's accomplishments!

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Be sure to visit the Athletics Website on www.VTSD.com regularly for great photos and updates!

...many thanks to Coach Stephen Myhren and his baseball players who recently gave up their weekends to organize huge fall clean-ups for local families in need. What an exceptional opportunity to give back to their community! Thank you, one and all!

Thank you to all of our coaches and all they do for our student athletes!

VTHS NHS Inducts its Newest Members

On Tuesday, November 26th, the Vernon Township High School Chapter of the National Honor Society inducted its newest members:

Mia Annunziata, Kayla Barca, Rebecca Bogdewicz, Maverick Brendli, Kaitlyn Buurman, Julia Contino, Freya Drew, Austin Felixbrod, Caleb Gibson, Rachel Givens, Victoria Grifone, Madison Hordych, Breanne Kastner, Hannah Kolonoski, Jordan Lewicki, Sara Mazzella, Catherine McCabe, Alicia Mihalko, Palmer Papson, Cynthia Schneider, Caly Simeone, Hannah VanBlarcom, Andre Vitrano and Nicholas Zinno.

Congratulations to these students, their parents and guardians and their teachers

Views from the 2019 VTHS Visit to GMMS

Wall of Honor Walk

On the evening before Thanksgiving Mr. Bray and Mrs. Coesfeld welcomed visitors who wanted to see the Wall of Honor, dedicated to Vernon Township Veterans. Thank you, one and all, for your efforts to honor our veterans!

A Few Items of Interest

December Calendar Highlights

Tues., Dec. 3

8th Grade Parent/Guardian Student Orientation (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)

Wed., Dec. 4

Snow Date: 8th Grade Parent/Guardian Student Orientation

Thurs., Dec. 5

SCA Meeting - 9:15 am - Conference Room B

Sat., Dec. 7

Viking Club Pancake Breakfast (7:30 - 11:00 am) - Cafeteria

Wed., Dec. 11

Holiday Concert I (Instrumental) - 7:00 pm - Auditorium

Sat., Dec. 14

Winter Formal (6:00 - 10:00 pm) - Cafeteria

Wed., Dec. 18

Choir Winter Concert (7:00 - 10:00 pm) - Auditorium

Fri., Dec. 20

Pep Rally for Winter Sports and EARLY DISMISSAL DAY

Mon., Dec. 23 - Wed., Jan 1


Thurs., Jan. 2

School Reopens

Share the Keys Update

In conjunction with the Vernon Township Police Department and the Vernon Township Board of Education, we are proud to continue our new Safe Driving Initiative for the 2019-2020 school year.

Our final presentation for the 2019-2020 school year will be held in February for all student drivers who neglected to attend one of the three presentations offered during the summer and early fall.

This will be the final opportunity to attend a Share the Keys presentation for the current school year. Once each student driver and a parent/guardian have attended a presentation, they will receive a certificate, which must be presented when applying for a VTHS parking pass.The final presentation date and time will be announced shortly!

Student safety is of our utmost concern and students driving on campus poses potential hazards to our students, staff, and visitors.

We believe that attending this program with your child will help instill a sense of importance and responsibility that comes with sitting behind the wheel, whether driving to campus or anywhere else.

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation!

The Holiday Formal Ticket Cost has been Reduced!

The price of this year's Holiday Formal has been reduced to $25!

Come out and support this "new" event sponsored by the sophomore class for a night of great music, dancing and food with your friends.

This is more like a dance than a "formal." There is no need to buy fancy dresses or wear a suit! Wear your holiday best and have a fun night out at Vernon Township High School.

See the flyer below for more information.

The 2019-2020 Governor's Educator of the Year Nominations are Still Open!

We are still looking for the 2019-2020 Governor's Educator of the Year nominations from VTHS.

Please consider nominating an educator (GEOY) or an Educational Services Professional (ESP) by using the form below.

The deadline is Friday, December 6th.

Thank you!

News from the VTHS SCA

Please take some time to review these two flyers from the VTHS SCA.

The first one is about a fundraiser to help our VTHS SCA.

The second one is about our yearly Giving Tree to help Vernon families in need.

Thank you!

In closing...

"The holiday season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings

and seek out ways to make life better for those around us."

~Terri Marshall

Thank you for allowing us to work with you and your child during the 2019-2020 school year.

If we may be of assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.