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5/24/16

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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5/24/16

Vacaville High School

HOME OF THE BULLDOGS

                              Tuesday May 24, 2016

2nd Period PAWS

 

This week’s Senior of the Week, nominated by Mr. Buck, is Andrew Porter. Andrew has a great positive attitude, is intellectually inquisitive, quick to make academic connections in class, is never shy about helping the discussion along; and is trustworthy, loyal, and helpful. 

 

This week’s Student of the Week, nominated by Mrs. Norris is, sophomore Holly Oliver for enthusiastically volunteering, listening, and speaking in the English Classroom.

The Performing Artist of the Week is Dominique Sloper, a top violinist in the Premiere Orchestra with an inspirational and positive attitude to match.

 

The Male Athlete of the Week is Stephen Pena. Stephen was a huge surprise and asset to our program this season.  He approaches each day with great effort and enthusiasm.

 

The Female Athlete of the Week is Lizzy Roark.  Lizzy has been a huge part of our success for many years.  Her work ethic and positive attitude rubs off on all around her!

 

*ANNOUNCEMENTS*

Today is the last day for Migrant Ed tutoring! Come by room 72 from 3-4 to study for finals or get extra help on assignments. See you there! –Sullivan

 

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**

If you're interested in taking AP Statistics next year there is a mandatory meeting in Room 126 during lunch TODAY. –Omand

 

Next years Calculus Students - Mandatory meeting TODAY at lunch in room 34. -Fickess

 

Attention all girls interested in trying out for volleyball in the fall. There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday May 25th after school in Room 66. –Loera

 

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

 

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**

SENIORS!  It’s come to our attention that some of you who picked up your caps and gowns received an orange stole imprinted with a small VHS font. This was a mistake. You can exchange your stole for one that features the bigger, bolder VHS font in Room 52 during PAWS TODAY.

 

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:

 

Wednesday, May 25th - Thursday, May 26th: Senior Trip!

*Wednesday, 5/25: Check in begins at 4:30 AM- buses depart at 5:00 AM. Make sure to follow                                              ALL rules given at the Senior Trip Meeting. Don't oversleep - buses leave with or without you!

*Thursday, 5/26: Return to VHS at approximately 11:30 AM. Please make sure that you have                                                               someone to pick you up.

*Students are excused from school on both days.

 

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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5/24/16

Vacaville High School

HOME OF THE BULLDOGS

                             Wednesday May 25, 2016

No PAWS Today

 

This week’s Senior of the Week, nominated by Mr. Buck, is Andrew Porter. Andrew has a great positive attitude, is intellectually inquisitive, quick to make academic connections in class, is never shy about helping the discussion along; and is trustworthy, loyal, and helpful. 

 

This week’s Student of the Week, nominated by Mrs. Norris is, sophomore Holly Oliver for enthusiastically volunteering, listening, and speaking in the English Classroom.

 

The Performing Artist of the Week is Dominique Sloper, a top violinist in the Premiere Orchestra with an inspirational and positive attitude to match.

 

The Male Athlete of the Week is Stephen Pena. Stephen was a huge surprise and asset to our program this season.  He approaches each day with great effort and enthusiasm.

 

The Female Athlete of the Week is Lizzy Roark.  Lizzy has been a huge part of our success for many years.  Her work ethic and positive attitude rubs off on all around her!

 

*ANNOUNCEMENTS*

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

 

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**

Attention all girls interested in trying out for volleyball in the fall. There will be an informational meeting TODAY May 25th after school in Room 66. –Loera

 

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

 

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**

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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5/23/16

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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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5/22/16

Vaca High science teacher Tom Kutz stumbled across a very lost bear in a Vacaville neighborhood on May 20th. Bears in Vacaville? Kutz_bear.png
 

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5/20/16

Vacaville High School

HOME OF THE BULLDOGS

                                  Monday May 23, 2016

No PAWS

 

Yearbook Distribution TODAY

Period 1

7:50 - 8:45

Period 2

8:52 - 9:44

Period 3

9:51 - 10:43

Period 4

10:50 - 11:42

Lunch

11:42 - 12:22

Period 5

12:22 - 1:14

Period 6

1:21 - 2:13

Yearbook

2:13 - 2:50

 

This week’s Senior of the Week, nominated by Mr. Buck, is Andrew Porter. Andrew has a great positive attitude, is intellectually inquisitive, quick to make academic connections in class, is never shy about helping the discussion along; and is trustworthy, loyal, and helpful. 

 

This week’s Student of the Week, nominated by Mrs. Norris is, sophomore Holly Oliver for enthusiastically volunteering, listening, and speaking in the English Classroom.

The Performing Artist of the Week is Dominique Sloper, a top violinist in the Premiere Orchestra with an inspirational and positive attitude to match.

 

The Male Athlete of the Week is Stephen Pena. Stephen was a huge surprise and asset to our program this season.  He approaches each day with great effort and enthusiasm.

 

The Female Athlete of the Week is Lizzy Roark.  Lizzy has been a huge part of our success for many years.  Her work ethic and positive attitude rubs off on all around her!

 

*ANNOUNCEMENTS*

Today is YEARBOOK DAY!!!! Come to the Gym after 6th to pick yours up- make sure you have an ID! If you are picking one up for a friend, you HAVE to have a written note from them to claim it. Pens and extra autograph pages will be for sale in the Gym as well...If you are hoping to buy one for cash, make sure you get to the Cafeteria window ASAP and have $80 with you! –Wildgoose  

 

There is still room for next year’s juniors and seniors in our new Kinesiology/Sports Medicine class. Come to the counseling office to sign up. -Chancellor

 

Students! You will receive a course request list to check after your 2nd period final on Tuesday. If you find errors in your requests or wish to make a change, you will have the opportunity to submit

that paper to the counseling office. If your request is to change a core class you will need a parent signature on your request.  Counselors will be available each day after finals to help with questions. -Chancellor

 

This is the last week for Migrant Ed Tutoring! Come to room 72 from 3-4pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday to receive assistance with homework and other school work. –Sullivan

 

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**

If you're interested in taking AP Statistics next year there is a mandatory meeting in Room 126 during lunch on Tuesday May 24th. –Omand

 

Next years Calculus Students - Mandatory meeting on Tuesday at lunch in room 34. -Fickess

 

Attention all girls interested in trying out for volleyball in the fall. There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday May 25th after school in Room 66. –Loera

 

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**

SENIORS!  It’s come to our attention that some of you who picked up your caps and gowns received an orange stole imprinted with a small VHS font. This was a mistake. You can exchange your stole for one that features the bigger, bolder VHS font in Room 52 during PAWS today or tomorrow.

 

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:

Monday, May 23rd: Busy Day! 

*1st Period: Mandatory Graduation Orientation - check the lists outside of counseling next                                        week to see what room you will go to.

*4th Period: Decision Day in the Little Theater. Make sure that you RSVP with Ms. DeLaO                       ASAP!

*Lunch: Mandatory Senior Trip Meeting - don't risk being left behind because you didn't Show                            up! Attendance Is Mandatory!!!

*6th Period (Early Release): Yearbook Distribution - you will want to pick yours up!

*Senior Sunset: 6:00 PM Meet on the field behind the T-Portables and watch the sunset                       on your Senior Year!

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 25th - Thursday, May 26th: Senior Trip!

*Wednesday, 5/25: Check in begins at 4:30 AM- buses depart at 5:00 AM. Make sure to follow                                              ALL rules given at the Senior Trip Meeting. Don't oversleep - buses leave with or without you!

*Thursday, 5/26: Return to VHS at approximately 11:30 AM. Please make sure that you have                                                               someone to pick you up.

*Students are excused from school on both days.

 

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

Boys Golf

Mon

May 23

NorCal Championship

TBD

all day

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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5/18/16

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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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Today: 5/24/16

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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