Check out the VMS activities for the week of Sept. 25-29. This flyer and information was provided by students in Mrs. Robinson's class.
To all my Vernon Family: What a night Friday was. Our Vernon Lions likely put together their best performance of the year against the Burkburnett Bulldogs with a dominating performance. Winning will always be important to me yet how we approach and play the game matters significantly to me as well. Our kids showed up and played a very clean and disciplined game last night that reflects well on those kids and this entire community. Perhaps the real story of last night is with the band kids. They too submitted their best performance of the year. Due to lack of time remaining at halftime, I personally went to the band kids and shared with them the thought of us establishing a 5th quarter after the game for them to play. I was initially concerned with them not having fan support but a simple request for the football team, the cheerleaders, the students, and for the fans to remain after the contest to support them was easily obliged. This, I am learning is typical Vernon and I am so proud to be part of this community. I am very much aware of the disappointment of the individuals watching the stream from home not being able to watch the 5th quarter due to the stream being shut off. The termination of the stream is set before the game to stop when the clock hits 0:00. We will work to determine if there is a way around that as the 5th quarter had some unintended benefits. This however, should not diminish the obvious hard work of the kids to add so much diversity to their show since the last time they played. Much like the Colorado Buffaloes are now saying: We coming too!!!!
Reporting Student Absences - Important Information for Parents Dear Parents and Guardians, Ensuring the safety and well-being of our students is our top priority. To help us achieve this goal, it’s crucial that we are informed of any student absences promptly.
Gifted and Talented students in the 7th and 8th grade are working together on a project, which involves solving a murder mystery. Gifted & Talented sponsor Christina Mathes said the students have been divided into groups with the groups working on the same murder mystery. They have to take the facts and clues they've been given and put them together to nab the murderer.
Under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, schools must identify children and youth in homeless situations and provide appropriate services including immediate enrollment in school and participation in the school lunch program. The term “homeless children and youth” means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and includes children and youths who are sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing or economic hardship; are living in motels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations; are living in emergency shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement. Should you or your child find yourself in these circumstances, even temporarily, there are services to help. Nicole Cameron, is the McKinney Vento liaison for the district and would be able to help get you connected to resources you may need. You can contact her at (940) 553-1900 ext. 2248 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can click this link to watch a short video on the McKinney-Vento Program.
Parents mark your calendar and join us for our VMS Success Rally!!! Celebrating students who had first six weeks perfect attendance, those who made the 'A' Honor Roll, 'AB' Honor Roll and more!!
The VMS Students of the Week for last week were: 6th Grade -- Jahneela Torrez & Corey Camacho; 7th Grade -- Kylah Venerable & Devlin Green; 8th Grade -- Giselle Clemente & A.J. Ragland. Congratulations to these students!!! Your picture will be on the digital sign at VMS and at the Admin Building this week.
Vernon ISD Social Worker Nicole Cameron is sharing a monthly newsletter with a variety of information on community events, parenting tips, mental health topics and other subjects. Here is the September edition.
Planning is underway for the annual Vernon Middle School Fall Festival. VMS is looking for parents and other communities members who are interested in helping with this wonderful event. A informational meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the VMS Cafeteria.
Just a reminder that tomorrow is an early release Friday. Here is the release times for the schools.
Students in Jamie Wages Life Skills Class were studying rainbows in their science class today and worked on an experiment
Members of the VMS Student Advisory Committee met with sponsors today to make plans for the VMS STudent Success Rally that is scheduled for later this month.
Last week, Vernon ISD Supt. Dr. Kermit Ward and Assistant Supt. Blaise Boswell visited the local Solvay plant and received a tour of the facility. Dr. Ward and Mr. Boswell met with Solvay officials and discussed future collaborative opportunities between Vernon ISD and the company.
VMS Teachers, Staff and Specials of the Month for August were: Specials of the Month -- Dianne Koch; Staff of the Month -- April Isnhower; 6th Grade Co-Teacher of the Month -- Paula Strong & Christina Mathes; 7th Grade Teacher of the Month -- Robby Spencer; 8th Grade Teacher of the Month -- Amy Frank. Congratulations!!! And, Thank You for your hard work and dedication to our students!!
VMS Students' of the Week for the Week of Sept. 4-Sept. 8 were: 6th grade -- Mia-Mae Bell and Cooper Copeland; 7th grade -- Eh Blue Poo (not pictured) and Dylan Easley; and 8th grade -- Nyneave Yarbrough and Julian Rodriguez. Congratulations to these students!!
More pics from Friday's Lion Roar event.
Here are pics from the Lions Roar event that was held Friday afternoon in conjunction with the 2023 Homecoming. There were a lot of carnival games and food trucks for everyone to enjoy.
The Vernon Athletic Booster Club and Vernon ISD had a little help Friday morning in setting up for the Lions Roar event that was held in the afternoon leading up to the Homecoming Game. Students helped put up a tent, while the Vernon Fire Department filled the dunking booth for the Vernon Lions Club. Thanks to all who helped!! We appreciate it!!
Three weeks into the school year and Vernon ISD is currently surpassing it's attendance goal for 2023-24!! Great job students and parents!!! Keep it up!!
If you can't make it to tonight's Lions Homecoming Game against the Lake View Chiefs, you can catch all the action online at www.network1sports.com/station/kvwc. The local radio station however is unable to broadcast the game over the radio, due to issues with the tower. Just remember you can catch it online by following the link. *** PLEASE BE AWARE!!! -- Any comments posting links to watch the game are scam. Click on those links at your own risk.***