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2/11/16

The summer 2016 program in the Napa Solano area is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 13, 2016 and end on Friday, August 5, 2016. 

 

You must be the age of 16 or older by June 1, 2016.

 

To apply for this 2016 summer program, a paper application must be completed and submitted by February 22, 2016. 

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2/10/16

VACAVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

HOME OF THE BULLDOGS

                     Thursday February 11, 2016

4th Period PAWS

 

*ANNOUNCMENTS*

National FFA Week is coming February 22nd – 26th.  Stay tuned for details! –Ehnat

 

Today at 3pm is the deadline for CSF membership applications.  Please submit them with or without a grade report/transcript to room 71 or the counseling office. ~Knabe

 

Pennies for Patients ends TODAY! Collect your pennies and loose change to donate in your 4th period box TODAY. The team with the most money will be rewarded with points for their District to win a donut party! –Moe

 

Progress Reports: If you did not receive your progress report or you are unscheduled or here on split enrollment come pick yours up in the counseling office TODAY! – Loustaunau

 

PSAT Test Takers:  Come to the counseling office and pick up your scores TODAY! There will be a “How to interpret your PSAT Scores” workshop TONIGHT at 6pm in the Library.  Parents welcome!

 

Do you have a resume? If so, does it stand out enough to get the attention of a potential employer?  Resumes play an important part in the job search process.  Drop by the Career Center (Room 4) at lunch TODAY for assistance on composing a resume that reflects your strengths and talents. -Lane 

 

Migrant Ed tutoring is available in room 72 from 3-4 Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Come receive assistance with homework and other school work. –Sullivan 

 

Students who are between the ages of 15-18 are you looking for a job?  If so Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is having a job Fair February 24th from 2:30 – 8:00 pm.  All applicants must complete applications prior to attending at www.sixflagsjobs.com.

 

The summer 2016 Kaiser Permanente program in the Napa Solano area is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 13, 2016 and end on Friday, August 5, 2016. You must be the age of 16 or older by June 1, 2016. To apply for this 2016 summer program, a paper application must be completed and submitted by February 22, 2016. You can download all information and the application from schoolloop. –Torres

 

Seniors and Juniors – The A.S.V.A.B. (Armed Services vocational Aptitude Battery) will be held on February 23rd in the library from 8 AM-11:30 AM.  The test includes sections on mathematics, word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, mechanical comprehension, and electronics.  Sign up in the Career Center with Mrs. Torres.

 

Attention sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have a G.P.A of 2.0 or higher:  Cabin Counselors are needed for outdoor education programs with ACE/Hemlock, Orchard, and Alamo Elementary Schools.  The programs take place at Exploring New Horizons Outdoor Schools at Sempervirens in the Santa Cruz Mountains.  For more information and applications please check school loop or you can visit the website at:  www.exploringnewhorizons.org.  Students need to bring their completed application to be interviewed on March 2nd after school in the library. -Torres

 

**CLUBS*SPORTS*MEETINGS*ETC**

French Club join us at lunch in room 3 on TODAY February 11th for a French Club Potluck!

–Endicott

 

Nurse Ambassadors will be on campus on TODAY in room 42 during lunch. -Shook

 

Hey guys come to The Hangout on Friday at lunch in room 22. There will be free pizza and many people to meet. See you there!! #pizzapeopleJesus –Roe

 

**SUPER SATURDAY**

THE next Super Saturday is February 27th! Come to the Counseling Office to sign up, don’t wait until the last minute! Check out the available classes! Health, US History/ELD/Newspaper, Financial Aid, AP Psych, AVID, Calculus, Int Math 2 & Pre-Calculus, Spanish, Drama, American Sign Language (ASL), English 12 ERWC, Work Experience, CPR for Med Sci, ELL, Computer Lab, AP US History/world History.  

 

*IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER*

February 15 – 19 Presidents Break

February 27 * Super Saturday

 

*BULLDOG SPORTS SCHEDULES*

Boys Basketball

Thurs

Feb 11

Wood

VHS

530/7

Girls Basketball

Fri

Feb 12

Wood

Away

530/7

Wrestling

Sat

Feb 13

MEL Championship JV/VAR

Rodriguez

9am

Girls Basketball

Tues

Feb 16

Vintage *Senior Night

Home

530/7

Boys Basketball

Tues

Feb 16

 Vintage

Vintage

530/7

Boys Basketball

Fri

Feb 19

Section Playoffs

TBA

TBA

Wrestling

Fri/Sat

Feb 19-20

CIF Div 1A Championship V

Elk Grove

11am

Girls Basketball

Tues

Feb 23

Section Playoffs

TBA

7

Girls Basketball

Thurs

Feb 25

Section Playoffs

TBA

7

Wrestling

Fri/Sat

Feb 26-27

CIF Masters Championship V

Stockton Arena

9am

Girls Basketball

Tues

Mar 2

Section Playoffs

UOP

TBA

Wrestling

Fri/Sat

Mar 4-5

CIF State Championship V

Bakersfield

9am

Girls Basketball

Sat

Mar 6

Section Playoffs

Sleep Train

TBA

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2/9/16

VACAVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

HOME OF THE BULLDOGS

Wednesday February 10, 2016

No PAWS Today

 

Ms. Aquino nominates Jennifer Cattaneo as this week’s Senior of the Week for being a hard-working, smart and responsible young woman. She epitomizes those qualities we want in all of our students and she represents everything that is good about Vaca High students!  

 

This week’s Student of the Week, nominated by Mrs. Gittings, is Hannah Wirth. Hannah is very hard-working and focused on excellence. She goes above and beyond to get the job done. Hannah is an amazing VHS Bulldog!

 

The Performing Artist of the Week is Holly Anderson for her hard work on her high speed dance photography.

 

The Male Athletes of the Week are wrestlers Judson Sweany for winning the last two tournaments and Jake Levengood because he’s a beast!

 

The Female Athletes of the Week are JV Cheer Captain, Corinne Reece and Drill team member Emily CymanskCorinne is the ideal squad member: hard-working, dedicated, and has a tremendous amount of school spirit. Emily gives 110% and has the love of drill team in her heart; she is an example of how hard work, dedication and commitment can propel you forward.   

 

*ANNOUNCMENTS*

National FFA Week is coming February 22nd – 26th.  Stay tuned for details! –Ehnat

 

Pennies for Patients ends Thursday! Keep collecting your pennies and loose change to donate in your 4th period box. The team with the most money will be rewarded with points for their District to win a donut party! –Moe

 

Congratulations to the following students who were randomly selected from the No Tardy list for the month of January. The winners each won a $10 gift card: Brett Gregorich, Daniel Aguilera, Jacob Burbine, Laura Escalante, Jurnee Woodward, Trevor Stratton, Cole Tigert, Cynthia Rendon Aguilar, Miguel Maldonado, and Carly Lamphear. Our $50 winner was Brooke Johnson who snagged herself $50 to Ulta! Keep hustling to class Bulldogs!

 

Progress Reports: If you did not receive your progress report or you are unscheduled or here on split enrollment you may pick up your 3rd quarter progress report in the counseling office.  You may come before school, at lunch of after your last scheduled period.  – Loustaunau

Do you have a resume? If so, does it stand out enough to get the attention of a potential employer?  Resumes play an important part in the job search process.  Drop by the Career Center (Room 4) at lunch Thursday, February 11 for assistance on composing a resume that reflects your strengths and talents. -Lane 

Friday, February 12th one lucky 1st period will be getting breakfast delivered to them for having the least amount of tardies. It’s not too late to improve your class attendance by coming to school on time.

 

PSAT Test Takers:  Have you picked up your scores yet?  If not come to the counseling office today.  You may pick them up at PAWS, lunch time or after school.  There will be a “How to interpret your PSAT Scores” workshop Thursday evening, February 11th at 6pm in the Library.  Parents welcome!

 

Migrant Ed tutoring is available in room 72 from 3-4 Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Come receive assistance with homework and other school work. –Sullivan 

 

Students who are between the ages of 15-18 are you looking for a job?  If so Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is having a job Fair February 24th from 2:30 – 8:00 pm.  All applicants must complete applications prior to attending at www.sixflagsjobs.com.

 

The summer 2016 Kaiser Permanente program in the Napa Solano area is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 13, 2016 and end on Friday, August 5, 2016. You must be the age of 16 or older by June 1, 2016. To apply for this 2016 summer program, a paper application must be completed and submitted by February 22, 2016. You can download all information and the application from schoolloop. –Torres

 

Seniors and Juniors – The A.S.V.A.B. (Armed Services vocational Aptitude Battery) will be held on February 23rd in the library from 8 AM-11:30 AM.  The test includes sections on mathematics, word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, mechanical comprehension, and electronics.  Sign up in the Career Center with Mrs. Torres.

 

Attention sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have a G.P.A of 2.0 or higher:  Cabin Counselors are needed for outdoor education programs with ACE/Hemlock, Orchard, and Alamo Elementary Schools.  The programs take place at Exploring New Horizons Outdoor Schools at Sempervirens in the Santa Cruz Mountains.  For more information and applications please check school loop or you can visit the website at:   www.exploringnewhorizons.org.  Students need to bring their completed application to be interviewed on March 2nd after school in the library. -Torres

 

**CLUBS*SPORTS*MEETINGS*ETC**

French Club- Come sign up for the potluck in room 3 and join us at lunch in room 3 on Thursday February 11th for a French Club Potluck! –Endicott

 

The Anti-Bullying Club has a meeting TODAY during lunch in Room 129.  We’ll discuss upcoming events, important issues, and good times.  See you there! –Benham

 

Fashion Club pictures at the beginning of lunch TODAY in room 22! –Lai

 

5-6-7-8….Hip Hop Dance Club meet in room 49 at lunch TODAY to have our Yearbook photo taken! –Gordon

 

Nurse Ambassadors will be on campus on Thursday in room 42 during lunch. -Shook

 

Hey guys come to The Hangout on Friday at lunch in room 22. There will be free pizza and many people to meet. See you there!! #pizzapeopleJesus –Roe

 

**SUPER SATURDAY**

THE next Super Saturday is February 27th! Come to the Counseling Office to sign up, don’t wait until the last minute! Check out the available classes! Health, US History/ELD/Newspaper, Financial Aid, AP Psych, AVID, Calculus, Int Math 2 & Pre-Calculus, Spanish, Drama, American Sign Language (ASL), English 12 ERWC, Work Experience, CPR for Med Sci, ELL, Computer Lab, AP US History/world History.  

 

*IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER*

February 15 – 19 Presidents Break

February 27 * Super Saturday

 

*BULLDOG SPORTS SCHEDULES*

Boys Basketball

Thurs

Feb 11

Wood

VHS

530/7

Girls Basketball

Fri

Feb 12

Wood

Away

530/7

Wrestling

Sat

Feb 13

MEL Championship JV/VAR

Rodriguez

9am

Girls Basketball

Tues

Feb 16

Vintage *Senior Night

Home

530/7

Boys Basketball

Tues

Feb 16

 Vintage

Vintage

530/7

Boys Basketball

Fri

Feb 19

Section Playoffs

TBA

TBA

Wrestling

Fri/Sat

Feb 19-20

CIF Div 1A Championship V

Elk Grove

11am

Girls Basketball

Tues

Feb 23

Section Playoffs

TBA

7

Girls Basketball

Thurs

Feb 25

Section Playoffs

TBA

7

Wrestling

Fri/Sat

Feb 26-27

CIF Masters Championship V

Stockton Arena

9am

Girls Basketball

Tues

Mar 2

Section Playoffs

UOP

TBA

Wrestling

Fri/Sat

Mar 4-5

CIF State Championship V

Bakersfield

9am

Girls Basketball

Sat

Mar 6

Section Playoffs

Sleep Train

TBA

 

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2/9/16
Listed below is the updated Super Saturday list.  Please sign up ASAP to ensure that the class you want is offered.  Please remember that next week we are off so sign up now rather than later!
Teacher                                                              Class 
Bassey, Justin                                                   Health
Bouwer, Ruan                                                    Newspaper
De La O,                                                              Olivia Financial Aid
Farina, Ana                                                         AP Psych/AVID
Fickes, Chris                                                      Calculus
Kellerman, Theresa                                            Integrated Math 2 & Pre Cal
Minnick, AJ                                                         Spanish
Mitchum, Jeff                                                      Drama
Neff, Tina                                                            American Sign Language
Norris, Cindy                                                      English 12 ~ ERWC
Santopadre, Chris                                             Work Experience**
Shook, Teri                                                         CPR for Med Sci students ONLY (Limit of 12)
Sullivan/Moe                                                       ELL
Thompson, Launda                                           Computer Lab
Wright, Chris                                                      AP US History/World History
**Chris Santopadre will be at VHS from 10:00 - 12:00pm.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me.
Desiree Nothstine
Super Saturday Supervisor
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2/8/16

Flyers from nonprofit groups that provide services, programs, and activities which benefit VUSD students and parents are posted on the Community Bulletin Board.  You can view a list of posted flyers by clicking the Bulletin Board List attachment below.  You can also view each individual flyer on the following link: http://www.vacavilleusd.org/community.

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2/4/16

The following classes are being offered for the February 27, 2016 Super Saturday.  Please sign up in the Counseling Office.

 

Teacher                                  Class              

 

Bassey, Justin                         Health

De La O, Olivia                      Financial Aid 

Farina, Ana                             AP Psych

Farina, Ana                             AVID

Fickes, Chris                          Calculus

Kellerman, Theresa                Integrated Math 2 & Pre Cal

Minnick, AJ                            Spanish

Mitchum, Jeff                         Drama

Neff, Tina                                American Sign Language

Norris, Cindy                          English 12 ~ ERWC

Santopadre, Chris                   Work Experience

Shook, Teri                              CPR for Med Sci

Sullivan/Moe                           ELL

Thompson, Launda                  Computer Lab

Van Buskirk, Sarah                  AP Lit & English

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1/29/16

Vacaville Unified School District Goes the Extra Mile to Congratulate Former Students Who Will Now Receive Diplomas

January 28, 2016, CBS 13 News

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Today: 2/11/16
6:30 PM Vacaville Early College High School Informational Meeting Informational Meeting
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Saturday Enrichment Options - 2/27

  • Bassey - Health
  • Bouwer - US History/ELD/Newspaper             
  • De La O - Financial Aid                                     
  • Farina, Ana - AP Psych                                           
  • Farina, Ana - AVID                                                 
  • Fickes, Chris - Calculus                                             
  • Kellerman, Theresa - Integrated Math 2 & Pre Cal             
  • Minnick, AJ - Spanish                                               
  • Mitchum, Jeff - Drama                                                
  • Neff, Tina - American Sign Language                   
  • Norris, Cindy - English 12 ~ ERWC                        
  • Santopadre, Chris - Work Experience                               
  • Shook, Teri - CPR for Med Sci                               
  • Sullivan/Moe - ELL                                                    
  • Thompson, Launda - Computer Lab                                    
  • Wright, Chris - AP US History/World History          

 

  • **Chris Santopadre will be at VHS from 10:00 - 12:00pm.

VHS Visual Art Elective Survey

In recent surveys given during the WASC report we were made aware that students and parents at Vacaville High School have expressed interest in having more elective art classes offered.

 

Please take this survey and give us your input it would help us gauge interest in different programs and curriculum that we could potentially offer at Vaca High.

 

If you have any questions or suggestions please feel free to email me (Mr. Elliott) through my schoolloop account.

 

Thanks For Your Input,

 

David Elliott

Art Department Chair

 

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We are proud to announce that the Vacaville School District and Vacaville High School have been recognized by the AP College Board with placement on the 6th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams.

 

To find out more about this honor, click here.  The complete 6th Annual AP District Honor Roll can be found here.

Signing Day 2015

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VACAVILLE BOY’S TENNIS TEAM  PLACE 3 DOUBLES IN THE MEL TOURNAMENT 5/1

All six players received ALL LEAGUE PATCHES

Brady Hawkins and Jerrod Jentgen

Chris Ronco and Chris will play in Section Tournament on Thursday

VHS Dirt Dogs!

Download the School Loop App

School Loop's new mobile app is free for VUSD families, giving easy access to assignments, grades and news.

Links to the app downloads, along with more information about it, are posted on School Loop's Support Page, or, simply go to the app store and search for "School Loop App" to download the most recent version.

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We are pleased to announce the inaugural online version of Vaca High’s Alumni Magazine. It is a professional and entertaining magazine that explores the illustrious lives of VHS alumni, staff and students. Enjoy!

Healthy Kids Parent Survey

Please complete the Parent  Survey Component of the California Healthy Kids Survey by 1/29/16.

 

         · Your participation is voluntary and very important.

         · This is an anonymous survey.

         · All questions apply to this school only.

         · The results are for the use of your district.

 

The information you provide will help guide district and school efforts to promote safety, enhance learning supports, improve student achievement, and reduce health risks that stand as barriers to learning.

It is designed so that participating staff cannot be identified from the data. You do not have to respond to any questions that you feel could be used to identify you. Simply skip any such questions.

 

CDE/CHKS will preserve data confidentiality and refer any data requests to the district.

 

Thank you for your time and input!

 

School Code Needed for Survey (case sensitive): RZ44AD 

Parent Survey / English

Código de la escuela necesario para la encuesta (distingue mayúsculas y minúsculas): RZ44AD

Parent Survey / Spanish

SBAC Testing in VUSD

This Spring, VUSD Students in grades 3-8 and 11 will participate in the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBAC) in English Language Arts and Math. In addition, students in grades 5, 8 and 10 will take the California Standards Test in Science. For more, please read our full document explaining Spring Testing 2015.

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