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5/27/16

VACAVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

HOME OF THE BULLDOGS

                              Friday, May 27, 2016

4th Period PAWS Today

 

*ANNOUNCEMENTS*

Congratulations to the following students who entered, and placed, in the Fiesta Days Essay Contest!  Age 15 - Alonso Cadenas, Third Place, Age 16 - Courtney Lyman, Second Place,

Age 16 - Alexis Irwin, Third Place, Age 17 - Isaac Florez, First Place

 

Attention All 2017 AP Art Studio Students: Your summer assignment has been emailed to you via schoolloop.  If you have any questions, please come by room 31 and talk to Mr. Elliott at your earliest convenience.  If you haven’t received an email, please see Mr. Elliott in room 51 immediately.

 

Still need a yearbook? Come to the office to buy yours for $80 TODAY! They’re running out fast so make sure you stop by soon! If you already purchased a yearbook but still need to pick it up, make sure you get yours from the office ASAP.

 

Already bought a yearbook? We have extra autograph pages and signing pens for sale in Room 33- stop by and pick some up! -Wildgoose

 

If you would like to get a locker for next year, forms are now available in the front office. -Gianno

 

There is still room in next year’s Engineering, Robotics and Architecture classes. See your counselor or come to room 44 for more information. –Jenschke

If you are taking AP Psychology and have not yet picked up your summer assignment do so immediately in room 73. You don't want to get behind before we even start our fun year together!

Juniors and sophomores who will be employed for the fall semester or have a volunteer job with a non-profit group can sign up for WORK EXPERIENCE with Mrs. Torres in the Career Center rm 4A.

 

Western Railway Museum in Suisun is hiring students part-time and is looking for friendly, outgoing and responsible people to become part of their Visitor Services Team working the admissions desk, Museum Store counter and Museum Café counter.  If you are interested please see Mrs. Torres in the Career Center room 4 for an application.

 

**CLUBS*SPORTS*MEETINGS*ETC**

Bowldogs! Please gather in Room 10 at lunch TODAY for our final meeting of the year! We will have treats! ‘Cause that’s the way we roll!  -Chancellor

 

Attention ladies who are interested in playing golf next year please attend an informational meeting in room 127 at 10AM on Friday June 3rd.  All playing levels welcome, however, softball experience is a huge plus.  Any questions contact Coach Bassey. 

 

Attention All Students taking AP US History next year! Stop by room 128 or room 50 to pick up your summer assignment this Wednesday, Thursday or Friday during lunch! -Wright

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**SENIORS**

Don’t forget to turn in your RSVP slips for GRAD NITE to the front office! 

This year, Grad Nite is FREE for ALL seniors and will run from 9 p.m. – 3 a.m. 

We have tons of fun planned for you, including but not limited to a casino, inflatable fun, carnival style games, food and various raffles. So come and share the fun, spend time with your friends and enjoy your last evening as a graduating senior at Vacaville High School!

 

Seniors! Do you need your final transcript sent to the college you will be attending in the fall?

Please follow these instructions: Pick up a final transcript request form from the registrar’s office.

Fill out the form completely. Check your email from the college for the admissions address. 

Complete a mailing envelope (9 ½ x 4) including the mailing address and postage stamp. 

Return the Final Transcript Request Form and completed envelope to Mrs. Lukehart no later than May 27th.  Make sure you are not on the debt list. Debts must be cleared before your transcript will be sent! Transcripts are not automatically sent to colleges, you must request it!

See Mrs. Lukehart in the counseling office if you have questions.  

 

SENIOR ATHLETES – Do you need to have your transcript sent to the NCAA?

Pick up the NCAA final transcript request form from the registrar’s office.

Fill out the form completely, including you NCAA ID# and return to Mrs. Lukehart no later than May 27th. Make sure you are not on the debt list. Debts must be cleared before your transcript will be sent! See Mrs. Lukehart in the counseling office if you have questions. 

 

Hello Class of 2016!

We are getting close to the end - here is a quick update with some very important dates:

 

Saturday, May 28th: Prom, "Empire State of Mind"

*Prom is at the Bentley Reserve, 301 Battery Street, San Francisco.

*Doors open at 8:00 PM; last check-in is at 10:00 PM. The Prom ends at midnight.

*Parking in SF is limited, make sure to check with garages for closing hours.

*All students and VHS guests must have their Vaca High school ID with bar code; Non-VHS                                                                                                               guest must have photo ID and their orange guest pass.

*There are no "in/out" privileges; once students leave Prom, they will not be allowed back in.

 

Tuesday, May 31st - Thursday, June 2nd: Finals!

*May 31st:  1st & 2nd, June 1st: 3rd & 4th, June 2nd 5th & 6th

 

Friday, June 3rd:  Graduation Practice & Senior Pizza Party

*8:15AM Graduation Practice. If you are borrowing a cap &gown, this is when you will pick it up

*12:00PM-Pizza Party & Yearbook signing at the Three Oaks Community Center on Alamo Dr.

 

If you have ANY questions at all, please stop in and see Mrs. Moe in Room 52.

 

*IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER*

May 30 * Memorial Day Holiday

May 31 – June 2 * Minimum Days/Finals

 

*BULLDOG SPORTS SCHEDULES*

Softball

TBD

May 19-25

CIF-SJS Playoffs

Sacramento

TBD

Track & Field

Thurs-Fri

May 26-27

Masters Trials/Finals

Elk Grove HS

TBA

Boys Golf

Mon

June 1

State Championship

TBD

all day

Track & Field

Fri

June 3-4

CIF State Championships

Buchanan HS

TBA

 

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5/27/16

VACAVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

HOME OF THE BULLDOGS

                         Tuesday May 31, 2016

 

Minimum Day

Finals Bell schedule

Period 1

7:50 -9:53

Break

9:53 - 10:13

Period 2

10:13 - 12:15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week’s Senior of the Week, nominated by Mr. Fickes, is Kamryn Waldrop. Not only is Kamryn a great student, she is also a stud in class.

 

This week’s Student of the Week, nominated by Ms. Carmona, is Nestor Zuniga. Nestor recently arrived in this country and is one of the hardest and most positive workers that I have had the pleasure having as a student. His determination is an example for all students.

 

This week’s Performing Artist of the Week, nominated by Ms. Parker is Emily Bennett. Emily has stepped up to the challenge of being a student conductor for the combined choirs and did a great job! She put in the extra effort needed to successfully lead the group during performance. Congratulations Emily!

 

*ANNOUNCEMENTS*

The Snack bar will be open during the break in between finals. Warm chocolate cookies, pizza and snacks will be served! –Café

 

Locker Clean Out! TomorrowWednesday—after your last final it’s time to empty out your locker. Take all personal belongings along with any books or other materials you might need for Thursday’s finals. Place any trash in the receptacles that you’ll find in the hallways. Again, all lockers are to be cleaned out, and locks removed, before you leave school on Wednesday. -Admin

 

Attention All 2017 AP Art Studio Students: Your summer assignment has been emailed to you via schoolloop.  If you have any questions, please come by room 31 and talk to Mr. Elliott at your earliest convenience.  If you haven’t received an email, please see Mr. Elliott in room 51 immediately.

 

If you would like to get a locker for next year, forms are now available in the front office. -Gianno

 

Juniors and sophomores who will be employed for the fall semester or have a volunteer job with a non-profit group can sign up for WORK EXPERIENCE with Mrs. Torres in the Career Center rm 4A.

 

Western Railway Museum in Suisun is hiring students part-time and is looking for friendly, outgoing and responsible people to become part of their Visitor Services Team working the admissions desk, Museum Store counter and Museum Café counter.  If you are interested please see Mrs. Torres in the Career Center room 4 for an application.

 

**CLUBS*SPORTS*MEETINGS*ETC**

Attention ladies who are interested in playing golf next year please attend an informational meeting in room 127 at 10AM on Friday June 3rd.  All playing levels welcome, however, softball experience is a huge plus.  Any questions contact Coach Bassey. 

 

**SENIORS**

SENIORS!   If you plan to participate in Saturday’s graduation ceremony and did not attend last week’s graduation orientation, you must attend the one and only make-up meeting today at 1:30 in the library. -Admin

 

Don’t forget to turn in your RSVP slips for GRAD NITE to the front office! 

This year, Grad Nite is FREE for ALL seniors and will run from 9 p.m. – 3 a.m. 

We have tons of fun planned for you, including but not limited to a casino, inflatable fun, carnival style games, food and various raffles. So come and share the fun, spend time with your friends and enjoy your last evening as a graduating senior at Vacaville High School!

 

Seniors! Do you need your final transcript sent to the college you will be attending in the fall?

Please follow these instructions: Pick up a final transcript request form from the registrar’s office.

Fill out the form completely. Check your email from the college for the admissions address. 

Complete a mailing envelope (9 ½ x 4) including the mailing address and postage stamp. 

Return the Final Transcript Request Form and completed envelope to Mrs. Lukehart no later than May 27th.  Make sure you are not on the debt list. Debts must be cleared before your transcript will be sent! Transcripts are not automatically sent to colleges, you must request it!

See Mrs. Lukehart in the counseling office if you have questions.  

 

SENIOR ATHLETES – Do you need to have your transcript sent to the NCAA?

Pick up the NCAA final transcript request form from the registrar’s office.

Fill out the form completely, including you NCAA ID# and return to Mrs. Lukehart no later than May 27th. Make sure you are not on the debt list. Debts must be cleared before your transcript will be sent! See Mrs. Lukehart in the counseling office if you have questions.  

 

Hello Class of 2016!

We are getting close to the end - here is a quick update with some very important dates:

 

Tuesday, May 31st - Thursday, June 2nd: Finals!

*May 31st:  1st & 2nd, June 1st: 3rd & 4th, June 2nd 5th & 6th

 

Friday, June 3rd:  Graduation Practice & Senior Pizza Party

*8:15AM Graduation Practice. If you are borrowing a cap &gown, this is when you will pick it up

*12:00PM-Pizza Party & Yearbook signing at the Three Oaks Community Center on Alamo Dr.

 

If you have ANY questions at all, please stop in and see Mrs. Moe in Room 52.

 

*IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER*

May 31 – June 2 * Minimum Days/Finals

 

*BULLDOG SPORTS SCHEDULES*

Boys Golf

Mon

June 1

State Championship

TBD

all day

Track & Field

Fri

June 3-4

CIF State Championships

Buchanan HS

TBA

 

 

 

more
5/26/16

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 in the Index of Community Bulletin Board Items box below under Elementary Events, Secondary Events, and Parent/Community Resources.

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5/25/16

 

This pre-qualification is for maintenance projects only. For Measure A pre-qualification please go to the Measure A tab on the top right of the page. The Measure A prequalification packet is under the Contractor Info and Bidding tab.

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5/23/16

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Social Media class for parents: Wednesday, June 1st, 6:30 PM at Educational Services Center, 401 Nut Tree Rd. Vacaville in the Board room.

VUSD and the Vacaville Police Department are hosting a free class to help parents learn about current trends, aps, devices capabilities and dangers that face our kids. 

RECENT  NEWS: A New York state man was arrested by federal authorities following an investigation by Vacaville police that included a then 12-year-old victim in Vacaville. Homeland Security agents arrested Robert J. Garneau, 21, of Warwick, New York on charges of online child exploitation.

As social media trends change day to day and technology advancements do the same, keeping up with devices and social media can be challenging for parents. Even parents who are up on social media might be surprised about what aps are now available and what kids can be exposed to.

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5/18/16

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Teacher Melanie Pope was given the only 2016 Rising Star Award by the UC Davis Education Department. This honor recognizes the contributions and dedication of outstanding educators and advocates. Congrats on this well-deserved distinction Melanie! 

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5/3/16

Ana_betty_2016.jpgCongratulations to Betty Bradanini, Solano County Classified Educator of the Year, and Ana Farina, Solano County Certificated Educator of the Year! We are proud of you both and appreciate your remarkable efforts for VUSD students.

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Today: 5/30/16

Bulldog Groundbreaking Celebration

Check out Vaca High's Lip Dub!

 

April 16 - Saturday Enrichment

Bowley, Ariel - HP Chemistry         

Farina, Ana - AP Psych/AVID         

Hudson, Connie - VOLA/Computer Lab

Kellerman, Theresa - Integrated Math 2 & Pre Calc

Lopez, Don - AP Spanish

Minnick, AJ - Spanish           

Morton, David - Physics

Neff, Tina (D. Hennis) - American Sign Language (ASL)

Omand, Megan - AP Statistics

Richardson, Lindsay - AP Biology

Ruiz, Trini - Freshman Baseball Study Hall

Shook, Teri - Med Sci

Van Buskirk, Sarah - AP Lit

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!

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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