Virtual Learning Academy Newsletter

April 18, 2021

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! This week's newsletter has some exciting things!

  • High School Game Night hosted by our Student Ambassadors
  • Registration links for Summer Ignite!
  • Pictures of our kiddos testing IN-PERSON!
  • Information about why sleep matters.
  • Student Success Story
  • Teacher Spotlight
  • VLA PTA Information

Have a great week!

Student Ambassadors High School Game Night!

VLA Student Ambassadors will host a high school game night on Friday April 23 at 6pm via Zoom. More information will be shared during high school Zooms and at the SEL Zooms next week. Don't want to play a game? No worries, just come and socialize with one another!

VLA Summer Ignite!

If you would like to register your student for VLA Summer Ignite, please complete the appropriate forms below:



CogAT Testing

We were so excited to welcome 11 VLA students to the VLA Headquarters to take the CogAT/IOWA assessment last week. They stayed focused and worked hard, they even finished up in two days instead of three. It was so good to see our students live and in-person!

Sleep Matters!

Thanks to the SEL team at Millcreek Elementary for sharing this important information about how sleep impacts out students. Check out the flyer below for more information.
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Student Success Story: Ms. Lewis' Class

Ms. Lewis' 2nd grade students created "layers of soil" pudding cups during their Fun Friday Zoom. All those smiling faces say they had a great time :)

Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Julie Gaskin

Ms. Gaskin is our Digital Learning Coach and she provides support for teachers, students, families and staff. Ms. Gaskin is a great resource, and we appreciate all that she does to keep VLA up and going smoothing!

Let's Start a VLA PTA!

We have been working with the 16th District PTA President Penny Christian to get our PTA up and going! Please join us for our first VLA PTA Informational meeting on Thursday, April 22 at 5:30pm. If you are interested in serving as PTA Officers, please complete this form and we will follow up with more information for how to get involved! Thank you for your continued support of VLA!
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Jamie Burch, Interim Program Director

April Clement, Administrative Dean

Steve Jenkins, Counselor/HS Administrative Dean

Camie Pettyjohn, Administrative Assistant