Vanguard Information Page
Week of August 29, 2022
From Dean Elsasser
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!
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 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.
Students should have created an account in their AP class(es).
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!
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
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.
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!
This student looks fantastic in his solid color polo, khaki pants, and lanyard with ID clearly visible!
This student is displaying her ID badge and lanyard visibly over a military hoodie and black pants.
College or University Pride!
This student is wearing a college shirt with khaki pants, visible ID badge and lanyard, and solid colored hoodie.
This student looks great in her Vanguard Emerging Leaders shirt with khaki pants with visible ID and lanyard! Vanguard shirts will be available for purchase soon! Look for more info in the upcoming VIP soon!
Shorts are great too!
This student looks ready for the weather wearing black shorts, solid red polo, and a visible ID badge and lanyard!
Crocs are cool, but they must be in sports mode while on campus like these students are showing!
Shorts are great too!
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