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10/16/17

VACAVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

HOME OF THE BULLDOGS

Tuesday October 17, 2017

6th Period PAWS

 

Today in history… On October 17, 1823, President James Monroe wrote a letter to his friend and Virginia neighbor Thomas Jefferson seeking advice on foreign policy. The issue at hand was whether to accept an offer from Great Britain to issue a joint declaration warning other powers such as Spain and France not to intervene in the affairs of Central and South America.

 

**STUDENT RECOGNITION**

Congratulations to Anthony Toliver, this week's Senior of the Week! Mrs. Hall-Wight nominates Anthony because his attitude is always positive, he is inclusive and inviting, and he always gets his work done. Way to go, Anthony!

 

This week's Student of the Week is Tabitha Bagos! Nominated by Mr. Benham, Tabitha is an incredibly intelligent, gifted student with a wonderful sense of humor. She is an inspiration!

 

**ANNOUNCEMENTS**

Attention all dirty car owners....and people who want to contribute to a good cause!  This Saturday, during Super Saturday, bring your car to the Vaca High parking lot for an outstanding and thorough wash!  Our new service Club, Love Does, is sponsoring this event from 10:00 to 1:00.  $5.00 per car or donations.... Sign up in Room E-12 if you'd like to be a part and help out. -Van Buskirk

 

Interested in improving your interviewing skills for an upcoming job, college or scholarship interview. Monday, October 23, we will be offering an interviewing workshop during PAWS. Sign up in the College, Career and Tutoring Center by Friday, October 20.

 

The Army will be in the College, Career and Tutoring Center, Tuesday, October 24 during PAWs. Sign up by Monday, October 23.

 

**CLUBS*SPORTS*MEETINGS*ETC**

The Robotics Team will meet after school TODAY in room 44. -Morton

 

Hello – The Interact Club meets in room 9 TODAY at lunch. See you there! -Davis

 

Feminist Society meeting TODAY, Oct 17th, in Room 8 at lunch. All our welcome! –Foster

 

The LGBT+ Club meets TODAY in room 5 at lunch! –Cowen  

 

Attention all members of Soroptomist Club:  Please join us on Wednesday of this week in

Room E-12 to discuss our Big-Sis/Little Sis program, and our focus projects on local women here at VHS and in Vacaville as well!   See you there at lunch!  -VanBuskirk

 

The first Gaming Club meeting has been rescheduled for this Thursday after school in room 26. Meetings will be held weekly. For our first meeting we will discuss student bodies, our constitution, and plans for the year. Game On!!! –Bowley

 

Wrestlers!  Returners, freshman, or anyone who is interested in wrestling this year there will be an informational meeting on October 25 at lunch in room 1.  If you plan on being a part of the wrestling team it is important that you attend. -Azurdia

 

**SENIORS**

Seniors! Seats still remain on our Senior Trip to Disneyland! Bring your completed permission slip and $100 deposit to room 52 during lunch to secure your spot on our trip to the Happiest Place on Earth! –Sullivan

 

ATTENTION STUDENTS! Vacaville will be hosting this year’s College and Career Fair on October 25th 6-8 pm in the Gym. CSU’s, UC’s, Privates, Out of State Schools, Trade Schools, Apprenticeships, and Military will all be coming! Please save the date!

 

Students, UC Santa Barbara is coming next Friday during PAWS. If you would like to attend this presentation please sign up in the CCTC with Ms. Wendy!

 

**SUPER SATURDAY**

Super Saturday is October 21, 2017. Sign up in the counseling office for these classes: Eng 9/10, Honors Chem, PE, Int Math 1 & 2,  AP Psych/AVID 12, Eng 12 ERWC/Eng 10XL, VOLA (at WCW), Econ/US History/AVID 9, Int Math 3/Pre-Cal, Int Math 2/AVID, Drama, Drill Team (at Jepson), Honors PreCal/AP Statistics, AP Biology, Med Sci 1 & 2 (CPR), AP Lang & Comp, AP Lit Office Hours/Seminar.

 

**IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER**

November  10 * Veteran’s Day Holiday

 

**BULLDOG SPORTS SCHEDULE**

SPORT

DAY

DATE

OPPONENT

PLACE

TIME

Girls Golf V

Tues

Oct 17

MEL Tournament 2

Cypress (Var)

all day

Cross Country

Wed

Oct 18

Wood (All)

Lagoon Valley

3:30

F/JV/V Volleyball

Wed

Oct 18

Napa (F/JV/V)

Vacaville

0:00

Frosh Football

Thurs

Oct 19

Napa

Zunino Stadium

6

Girls Tennis

Thurs

Oct 19

MEL Singles

Vintage

9

JV/V Football

Fri

Oct 20

Napa

Zunino Stadium

5:15/7:30

Girls Tennis

Fri

Oct 20

MEL Doubles

Vintage

7

Cross Country

Sat

Oct 21

Mt SAC Inv (Limited)

Mt SAC, Walnut

TBA

Girls Golf V

Mon

Oct 23

Sections

Rancho Murrieta CC V

all day

F/JV/V Volleyball

Mon

Oct 23

Rodriguez (JV/V)

Rodriguez

4

Cross Country

Wed

Oct 25

MEL Championship  All

Lagoon Valley

3:30

F/JV/V Volleyball

Wed

Oct 25

Wood (F/JV/V)

Wood

0:00

Frosh Football

Thurs

Oct 26

Wood

Zunino Stadium (away)

6

JV/V Football

Fri

Oct 27

Rodriguez

Rodriguez

5:15/7:30

Girls Golf V

Mon

Oct 30

Masters

Reserve Spanos Park V

 

F/JV/V Volleyball

Mon

Oct 30

Section Playoffs

TBA

 

JV/V Football

Fri 11/3

Nov 3

Wood

Zunino Stadium (away)

5:15/7:30

Cross Country

Sat

Nov 4

Sac Joaquin Sub Sec All

Angels Camp

TBA

JV/V Football

Fri

Nov 11

Playoffs Begin

 

 

Cross Country

Sat

Nov 25

CIF State Meet 1 V only

Woodward Park

TBA

               

 

 

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10/16/17

Good morning,

 

Listed below are the classes that are being offered for the October 21, 2017 Super Saturday.  Please sign up as early in the week as possible to ensure that your class will be offered on Saturday.  We also order pizza off of the number of students who sign up; again, please sign up early in the Counseling Office.

 

If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to email me.

 

Desiree Nothstine

Super Saturday Administrator

 

Teacher - Class Being Offered

Benham, Matt - English 9 & 10

Bowley, Ariel - Honors Chemistry

Burke, Jonathan – PE

Carmona, Jacklyn - Integ. Math 1 & 2

Farina, Ana - AP Psych/AVID 12

Ferozepurwalla, Behnaaz - English 12 ERWC/English 10XL

Hudson, Connie – VOLA @WCW

Jones, Sydney - Econ/US History/AVID 9

Kellerman, Theresa - Integ. Math 3/Pre-Cal

King, Tiffany - Integ. Math 2/AVID

Mitchum, Jeff - Drama

Neitz, Michelle - Drill Team @Jepson

Omand, Megan - Honors PreCal/AP Statistics

Richardson, Lindsay - AP Biology

Shook, Teri - Med Sci 1 & 2 (CPR)

Sullivan, Anna - AP Language & Composition

Van Buskirk, Sarah – English 9/AP Lit Office Hours/Seminar

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10/15/17

Based upon information available Sunday, October 15th, all VUSD schools and offices will be open on a regular schedule Monday, October 16th. 

Currently, there are no plans to make up days for school closures. However, Super Saturdays are a great way for students to get additional help. The next Super Saturday is October 21st. Details are available at your school. 

Vacaville may experience poor air quality in coming days. View information about air quality measures here.

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9/22/17

Hello VUSD Families,

As you probably remember, VUSD has been evaluating our school start times with the intent to create optimal learning environments for our students. Significant research shows that the circadian rhythm (or sleep cycle) for humans changes during the adolescent years. While young children typically are naturally wide awake early in the morning, teens biologically struggle with waking early, regardless of the time they go to sleep. Research shows that aligning school start times to better fit students' biological rhythms results in improved student performance and success.

VUSD has been evaluating school start times for over two years. This evaluation included: 

  • reviewing extensive research
  • recommendations from health organizations like the National Sleep Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control, and the American Academy of Pediatrics 
  • school district transportation 
  • cost analysis
  • feedback from principals
  • polls for students, parents and teachers

The VUSD Board of Trustees have taken all of these into careful consideration and have voted to adjust school start times for the 2018-19 school year. In the year to come, we will work with VUSD staff, City Coach, athletics, Vacaville Police and Fire and other community organizations in preparation of these new times. We understand that this positive change for student learning requires some adjustments for our families and community partners. We appreciate your willingness to work with us in fitting our educational system to meet students' needs.

More information about school schedules for 2018-19, research, articles, legislation, health tips and news on later school start time can been found here.

 

Hola VUSD Familias,

 Tal vez recordará que nuestro distrito ha estado evaluando los horarios de inicio de nuestras clases con la intención de crear ambientes de aprendizaje óptimos para nuestros estudiantes. Ha bastante investigación que muestra que el ritmo circadiano (o ciclo del sueño) para los seres humanos cambia durante los años de la adolescencia. Mientras que los niños pequeños suelen estar naturalmente despiertos temprano en la mañana, los adolescentes biológicamente luchan con despertar temprano, independientemente de la hora que se van a dormir. Las investigaciones demuestran que la alineación de las horas de inicio de la escuela para adaptarse mejor a los ritmos biológicos de los estudiantes mejora el éxito de los estudiantes.

El Distrito Escorar de Vacaville (VUSD) ha estado evaluando las horas de inicio de clases por más de dos años. Esta evaluación incluyó:

• revisar extensas investigaciones

• las recomendaciones de organizaciones de salud como la National Sleep Foundation, los Institutos Nacionales de Salud, los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades y la Academia Americana de Pediatría

• transporte del distrito escolar

• análisis del costo

• comentarios de los directores

• encuestas para estudiantes, padres y maestros

La Mesa Directiva del Distrito Escorar de Vacaville (VUSD) ha tomado todas estas consideraciones y ha votado para ajustar las horas de inicio de la escuela para el año escolar 2018-19. En el próximo año, trabajaremos con el personal de VUSD, el autobús de la ciudad (City Coach), el atletismo, la Policía y los Bomberos de Vacaville y otras organizaciones comunitarias en preparación de estos nuevos horarios. Entendemos que este cambio positivo para el aprendizaje de los estudiantes requiere algunos ajustes para nuestras familias y socios comunitarios. Agradecemos su disposición a trabajar con nosotros para adaptar nuestro sistema educativo a las necesidades de los estudiantes.

 Más información sobre los horarios escolares para 2018-19, la investigación, los artículos, la legislación, los consejos de salud y las noticias sobre la hora de inicio de la escuela más tarde se puede encontrar en: http://www.vacavilleusd.org/times

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Tireless Teacher October 2017

Congratulations to Ms. Santellan, October's Tireless Teacher!


 

October 21, 2017 Super Saturday List

Super Saturday, October 21st Offerings
Benham, Matt English 9 & 10
Bowley, Ariel Honors Chemistry
Burke, Jonathan P.E.
Carmona, Jacklyn Integrated Math 1 & 2
Farina, Ana AP Psych / AVID 12
Ferozepurwalla, Behnaaz English 12 ERWC / English 10 XL
Hudson, Connie VOLA @ WCW
Jones, Cydney Econ / US History / AVID 9
Kellerman, Theresa Integrated Math 3 / Pre-Calculus
King, Tiffany Integrated Math 2 / AVID 10
Mitchum, Jeff Drama
Neitz, Michelle Drill Team @ Jepson
Omand, Megan Honors Pre Calculus / AP Statistics
Richardson, Lindsay AP Biology
Shook, Teri Med Sci 1 & 2 (CPR)
Sullivan, Anna AP Language & Composition
Van Buskirk, Sarah English 9 / AP Literature Office Hours / Seminar

 

October 14, 2017

Fickes, Chris - AP Calculus

 

October 15, 2017

Rodrigues, Julie - Spanish

 

October 22, 2013

Rodrigues, Julie - Spanish

 

October 30, 2017

Packer, Melinda - Orchestra

Parking Information for Students

All student drivers are required to complete the Parking Pass Request Form to park on campus for the 2017-2018 school year. Click on the link below and complete the form. Parking passes will be distributed after school at a time to be announced in the bulletin. After parking passes have been distributed, students will not be permitted to park on campus in the student lot without having a parking pass hung from the rear view mirror or displayed in clear view on the dashboard. Parking will continue to be first come, first serve; having the pass does not guarantee that you will get a parking spot.  Students are reminded that designated student parking is on the east side of campus in the main parking lot and near the stadium. Students are not permitted to park in visitor’s parking or on the west side of campus. Students can register up to 2 vehicles but will only receive one parking pass. Failure to comply with these regulations could mean the loss of driving/parking privileges at Vacaville High School.

 

Parking Pass Request Form

VHS Spirit Gear Store

Please check out our new Vaca High Store:

http://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/california/vacaville/vacaville-high-school

 

This is your one stop shop for Spirit Gear.  Go Bulldogs!

Check out Vaca High's Lip Dub!

 

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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.

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