We are currently taking nominations for our Gifted & Talented Program for every campus. If you know a student you would like to nominate, please contact the counselor at the student's campus for more information.
Our Students of the Week for the week of Nov. 13-Nov. 17 were: 6th Grade -- Paw Say & Jaiden Scales; 7th Grade -- Brynnlee Rozzell & Aiden Trejo; and 8th Grade -- Kenzie Bennett & Ethan Robledo. Congratulations to these students!! Great job!!
Over the Thanksgiving break, two members of our VMS Student Council -- Joy Hogan and Julian Rodriguez -- volunteered to be bell ringers for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle stationed at United Supermarket. The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign continues into mid-December, with Red Kettles stationed at United and Wal-Mart.
To all the members of our VISD family, our students and their families, and the Vernon community, we want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for you and your support of Vernon ISD.
Winners of the VMS Teacher Turkey Tournament were: Most Creative -- Mr. Spencer, Ms. Boswell and Ms. Flores; and Most Feathers -- Coach Brown, Coach Patterson and Ms. Williams.
Our teachers participated in a fun Turkey Tournament prior to the Thanksgiving Break. The teachers were split into teams and they had to make a turkey using feathers they found hidden around the campus. Teachers could also earn feathers in a couple of different ways, including writing a "thankful" note to someone or about something at VMS. There were some great entries.
Friday morning, Vernon ISD administrators and VISD board trustees visited campuses and distributed Covid Retention Stipend checks to all staff members so they would have the funds for shopping over the Thanksgiving Break. Vernon ISD started its Thanksgiving Break today. School will resume on Nov. 27.
A quick reminder that all VISD campuses will operate on their Early Release Friday schedules. Class will be dismissed next week for the Thanksgiving Break, with classes resuming on Nov. 27.
VISD campuses will be on their early release schedules Friday as we dismiss for our Thanksgiving break. Classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 27.
The VMS Student Council is starting a food drive today that will continue until Dec. 8. The canned food that is collected will go to the Cupboard by Grace. The public is invited to donate to the food drive.
Three VMS band members -- Kenzie Bennett, Flor Ortega and Gia Castillo -- auditioned for the Middle School All-District Band on Saturday at Hirschi High School in Wichita Falls. Kenzie and Flor are eighth graders, and Kenzie plays trumpet, while Flor plays tuba, and Gia is a seventh grader and plays clarinet. Flor not only made the All-District band, she will be 1st chair tuba!!! The All-District Band performs Dec. 9, at Wichita Falls High School. Congrats to all for trying out and a big WELL DONE to Flor!! Great job!
Receiving VMS Student of the Week honors for last week are: 6th Grade -- Azalea Riojas & Marcus Hurtado; 7th Grade -- Kailee Cherry & Juan Urista; and 8th Grade -- Emily Contreras & Christian Brabbin. Congratulations!!! Great Job!!!
We've got playoff football coming to town!!! Vernon hosting two Class 3A, Division 1 Area Playoff games this week.
Vernon ISD thanks all of those who served in our country's Armed Forces. A special thank you and salute go to our staff members who are veterans. We honor you on this Veteran's Day.
A big CONGRATULATIONS!!! to our Vernon Lion Tennis Coach Carrie Castleberry for being named the Texas Tennis Coaches Association Class 3A Coach of the Year, as well as the Class 3A Region 1 Coach of the Year. Coach Castleberry will receive her awards at the TTCA convention in December. This is a very well deserved honor!!! Coach Castleberry, thank you for all you do for our VHS tennis program!!
Our Lions take on the Paradise Panthers in a Class 3A, Div. 1 Bi-District Playoff Game tonight at Memorial Stadium in Wichita Falls. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. District, Senior Citizen and Military Passes are accepted. Tickets can be purchased online by following this link: http://www.wfisd.net/tickets Tickets may also be purchased at the gate with a credit card. No cash transactions.
VMS Teachers and Staff of the Month for October were: 6th Grade -- Christina Mathis; 7th Grade -- Chelsey Lopez; 8th Grade -- Shannon Glaze (not pictured); Specials -- Jami Wages & Felicia Robinson; and Staff -- Chasity Perez. Congratulations!!! Thank you for your dedication to our students!!
High school and Vernon Middle School students attended a Veteran's Day Program this morning sponsored by the VHS National Honor Society. The 77th Army Corp Band from Fort Sill performed and a local veteran spoke to the students.
VMS 2nd Six Weeks Success Rally set for Thursday
Don't forget the VHS Veteran's Day program is today at the Wilbarger Auditorium. It is featuring the Army Corp Band. All veterans and the general public are invited!!