The V.I.P

Vanguard Information Page

Week of August 29, 2022

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From Dean Elsasser

What a week! Monday's flooding made school interesting, but I am proud of the way our students and staff worked to keep Vanguard running as smoothly as possible.

We may not have traditional sports at Vanguard, but our PE department is starting some great things to include physical fitness and outdoor adventures for our students. Once again, we are breaking the mold of what school looks like!

Thank you for another great week, Vanguards!

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Upcoming Events!

We have a semester full of events that we are looking forward to. As the events approach we will share more information about them.


August 26th - Picture Day

August 29th - Picture Day


  • September 2nd -Carter Blood Drive- sponsored by our Phlebotomy students
  • September 15th- October 15th Hispanic Heritage Month
  • September 16th - Junior class Jostens Ring Presentation
  • September 21st- Jostens on campus for ring orders
  • Week of September 19th - September 22nd - VANGUARD SPIRIT WEEK and COLLEGE AND CAREER WEEK (Details coming soon!)


  • October 14th- Manufacturing Day
  • Week of October 3rd - First District Checkpoints
  • Fall Festival TBA
  • October 25th - PSAT Day!
  • End of October - Red Ribbon Week!


  • Discovery Night (Details coming soon!)
  • November 18th - 2nd Annual Turkey Tourney Kickball Tournament! (Revitalized- bigger and better than last year!)


  • December 10th - Winter Formal

AP Testing

  • AP Exams are $60 each. $40 each if your child is eligible for free or reduced lunch.

  • Exam fees are due by Nov. 1st. There is no refund for the exam fee.

  • Exams should be paid for by debit/credit card through Total Registration.

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BPA Officers Elected!

Our Business Professionals of America organization is proud to share the 22-23 Vanguard BPA Officers!

JROTC braves the Weather!

The weather on Monday didn't stop our JROTC students from putting up our flags on campus! We are proud of their diligence and patriotism!

Nurse Powell's Health Science Students Have Been Busy!

Nurse Powell teaches our pharmacology technician and patient care classes at Vanguard. Her students have been learning compounding and patient care.

She explained, "Compounding is used in pharmacies when a patient cannot take a drug in its current state (tablet) so it is crushed and mixed with different types of solutes to make a syrup or ointment etc. For class making ice cream the students learn measurements, the importance of following exact instructions, and calculations for converting regular household measurements milliliters. Plus they love the ice cream.

For patient care, we had just covered the appropriate PPE (mask, gown, gloves) to wear with certain diseases. They were given a scenario and told they had a patient in isolation that needed assistance with shaving. It was a fun way to review the diseases we had covered and the appropriate PPE to wear with those encounters. The shaving was used because with the shaving cream on their gloves they had to demonstrate to me the appropriate way to remove the gloves without contaminating themselves."

See the photos below of our students in action. We are lucky to have Nurse Powell on campus and we are so proud of our health science students and all their hard work!

Blood Drive

Thank you to everyone who signed up to donate blood on our first Blood Drive of the year sponsored by our phlebotomy students! All of our spots for the September 2nd drive are full at this time, but we are having two more during the year for anyone that didn’t get to sign up this time. We appreciate you supp

Order your Child's School Photos Today!

Students will take school photos with their English classes on Friday, August 26th and Monday, August 29th.

If you would like to order your child's photos click here and use Picture Day ID: EVTBB2JWG

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Student Parking Pass

Parking stickers must be on vehicles starting Monday!!!

Every vehicle parked on campus must be registered with the office and have an approved 22-23 parking sticker. VHS student drivers MUST Park in the designated student parking lot located at the back of the building. Parking stickers will cost $20 each.

To get a parking sticker, follow these steps:
Step 1 - Complete and submit this form. You must have a valid driver's license and proof of insurance.

Step 2 - Pay $20 for your parking sticker via cash/check/credit card. Parents can pay with Credit Card through the MISD Online Payment and Registration Portal. Cash and Checks will be accepted by Mrs. Kathman C130.

The Pulse - Vanguard Celebrations

Do you have something positive to share about Vanguard students, faculty, or incoming Vanguards? We would love for you to share celebrations through this Google Form! Your submission may be shared on social media or the VIP!

Student Standardized Dress

Vanguard students are expected to follow MISD standard dress policy.

Dress Policy 2021 (

Student ID Badges

Students are required to have Student ID badges visible at all times, this is for the safety of the students and Vanguard High School Campus.

If students do not have an ID badge they will be charged $5 for a replacement. This includes if a student scratches off picture, puts a sticker over the original pictures or in some way alters the original picture on the ID Badge.

Thank you for helping us keep your student and Vanguard High School safe