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2/21/18

VACAVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

HOME OF THE BULLDOGS

Monday February 26, 2018

5th Period PAWS   

 

You’re either a part of the solution or part of the problem.” - Eldridge Cleaver, American writer and political activist.

 

 

**MENTAL HEALTH MONDAY**

Use your voice for kindness, your ears for compassion, your hands for charity, your mind for truth, and your Heart for Love.  –Kamman

 

**ANNOUNCEMENTS**

Congratulations to our staff RAKstars, Mr. Benham and Mr. Cacas! Mr. Benham was nominated because "he really cares about his students. He is no non-sense, very fair and real with his students." Mr. Cacas was nominated for being "one of the most supportive teachers in this school." Thank you for being such awesome teachers!

 

Need a Friend? Vaca High’s peer mentors can help! VHS friends are approachable, caring, and here to support you. Look for the orange “friend” buttons and feel free to approach mentors for help, pass them a note, or DM them.

 

ATTENTION AP STUDENTS:  AP Exam sign-ups will run Feb. 12 - Mar. 9th. If you would like to sign up, bring your registration form and a non-refundable deposit of $20 per exam to the counseling office before school, during lunch, or after school during the above dates. If you did not receive an AP Bulletin and AP Registration form please stop by the counseling office to pick one up. The balance for each regular exam is $74.  The balance for AP Seminar is $122.  Balances will be due in April. Checks or cash will be accepted. Please make checks payable to Vacaville High School. No late sign-ups will be taken – Loustaunau

 

Attention Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors: Cabin Counselors are needed for Sempervirens outdoor education program this spring. If you are responsible, enthusiastic, energetic, and would enjoy working with 5th and 6th graders, please apply for this week of fun and lasting memories!  More information and applications are available on school loop. There will also be a mandatory informational meeting and workshop on Tuesday Feb. 27th after school in the Library.

 

Seniors and Juniors – The A.S.V.A.B. (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) will be held on February 27th in the library from 8 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.  The test includes sections on mathematics, work knowledge, paragraph comprehension, mechanical comprehension, and electronics.  Sign up in the library with Mrs. Torres.

 

Are you wanting a job and you are not sure where to start? Looking to improve your interviewing skills? The Work-Ready! Certification program is returning to Vacaville High March 6 - March 23!  Applications are available in the College, Career and Tutoring Center, and the library. Don't miss your chance to participate in this free program.  –Lane

 

**CLUBS**SPORTS**MEETINGS**ETC**

Attention all students interested in taking AP Chemistry: please attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, February 27th at lunch in room 28 to learn more about the class, expectations, and advantages to taking the course. See you there! –Lee

 

**SENIORS**

Attention Seniors! Thousands of dollars in local scholarships will be awarded at Scholarship Night this year!  The local scholarship brochure and application may be found at vacahigh.org under the Counseling tab.  The deadline to apply is Thursday March 22nd by 3 p.m. sharp in the Counseling office.  Late applications will not be accepted.

 

**SUPER SATURDAY**

Sign up in the Counseling Office for the March 10th Super Saturday: Community College Apps, Ag Chem/Ag Bio, PE, Int Math 1&2, AP Psych/AVID 12, Eng 11/AVID 10, AP Calc, VOLA, Int Math 3/PreCal, Drama/English, AP Physics 1/C & AP Comp Sci, ASL 1&2, Drill Team, AP Bio/Earth Sci, Spanish, Int Math, Med Sci 1&2/CPR, AP Lang & Comp.

 

**IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER**

March 30 – April 6 * Spring Break

 

**BULLDOG SPORTS SCHEDULE**

SPORT

DAY

DATE

OPPONENT

PLACE

TIME

Wrestling

Fri-Sat

Mar 2-3

CIF State Champ V

Bakersfield

9am

 

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2/16/18

Hello VUSD Families,

 

The recent school shooting in Florida is a horrible reminder that our worst nightmare is happening more and more. As we move forward through our fear for our own children and grief for families at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, I wanted to share what VUSD has and will continue to do to address school safety.

 

School violence is a complex issue. As a district we have worked to identify the aspects of school violence beyond legislation that we can directly control and impact in our schools.

 

As adults, the action that we can take today which serves as the foundation for a positive school climate is helping students understand the importance of respect, compassion, understanding and support of each other; face to face, on social media, at school and at home. We can model this behavior and help students look for understanding of each other. Our schools serve students with a wide range of emotional, physical and intellectual needs and it is important that we foster a culture that is inclusive of everyone. Sometimes behaviors we witness are misunderstood or present an opportunity to provide a student with needed support. However, consistent and understood consequences for students who choose to threaten, demean or bully others at school or online is also key.

 

A consistent and clear emergency response plan is also vital in keeping our students safe and addressing any potential threat on campus. We are in our fourth year of practicing the Standard Response Protocols (Lockdown, Lockout, Evacuate, Shelter). This plan was developed with guidance from the Vacaville Police Department. Vacaville PD is at the center of all our emergency responses and their expertise and support has been invaluable. A police sergeant and four school resource police officers are based on school campuses and serve all of our schools with safety and crime issues. Our emergency plan also includes monthly drills for students and staff as well as trainings for parents. I invite you to attend our next parent-training event on February 27th at 5:30 PM at 401 Nut Tree Road.

 

Our 2017-18 educational plan (LCAP) has also included funding and programing to systemically address social and emotional wellness for students. Each school has adopted systems of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) that include teaching positive behaviors and offering a wide range of supports to fit each individual student’s needs. This includes sixteen mental health clinicians, therapists, and interns, school counselors, deans at secondary schools and school administration. The City of Vacaville also has a community service officer, two master social workers, family support workers and program managers who work to serve and support VUSD students as well.

 

Positive school climate and safety is an ongoing effort that must be the highest priority for the school district, parents, students, city and our community. Supporting students positively as they grow not only effects our school environment but our city as a whole.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about safety, please reach out to your school principal, district administration listed below or myself.

 

Director of Student Attendance and Welfare- Ramiro Barron (707) 453-7126 ext. 226

Assistant Superintendent of Student Services- Kim Forrest (707) 453-7201

Director of Community Engagement (emergency response)- Jennifer Leonard (707) 453-6155

 

Sincerely,

Jane Shamieh

Superintendent

Vacaville Unified School District

(707)453-6101

janes@vacavilleusd.org

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2/15/18

Good morning everyone,

 

Below is the list of classes offered for our March 10, 2018 Super Saturday!  Please considering signing up early to ensure that your desired class is offered!

 

Have a wonderful President's Week off and please spend some time getting organized for all of your classes when you return!

 

Desiree Nothstine

Super Saturday Administrator

 

 

March 10, 2018 - Super Saturday

 

Teacher Name

Class Offered

Room

Avina, Wendy

Community College Apps.

Library

Battisti, Dani

Ag Chem/Ag Bio

81

Burke, Jon

PE

Zunino Stadium

Carmona, Jacklyn

Integ. Math 1 & 2

M-6

Farina, Ana

AP Psych/AVID 12

4

Ferrante, Michelle

English 11/AVID 10

E-9

Fickes, Chris

AP Calculus

M-5

Hudson, Connie

VOLA

@ WCW

Kellerman, Theresa

Integ. Math 3/Pre-Cal

M-3

Mitchum, Jeff

Drama/English

E-5

Morton, David

AP Physics 1/C & AP Comp. Sci

47

Nakano, Alyssa

ASL 2

63

Neff, Tina

ASL 1

71

Nietz, Michelle

Drill Team

@ Jepson

Richardson, Lindsay

AP Biology/Earth Science

40

Rodrigues, Julie

Spanish

66

Santellan, Dree

Integrated Math

M-8

Shook, Teri

Med Sci 1 & 2/CPR

43

Sullivan, Anna

AP Language & Comp

52

     

February 17, 2018

   

Morton, David

Robotics

47

Omand, Megan

AP Stats

M-9

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2/15/18

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School shootings are a terrifying thought for every parent and educator. Student safety is always in the forefront for us as a community. Given yesterday's tragic events in Florida, we thought we would share the following upcoming events that are part of our annual calendar to address school safety. 
The first is our district wide Emergency Operations Center Training on February 27th that includes all of our schools and departments in executing an EOC with the focus on the logistics of keeping our students safe and accounted for in a disaster. 

The second is an informational meeting for parents, reviewing our Standard Response Protocols as well as our Standard Reunification Method Protocols, also on February 27th from 5:30-7:00 PM in the Educational Services Center Board Room at 401 Nut Tree Road. 

Finally, March 15th is our annual district-wide school Lockdown Drill. The drills will be happening throughout the day at every school site. Each site creates a different scenario to practice each year, for example a school might elect to trigger the drill during passing period or recess rather than in the classroom so that students can practice the procedures under various circumstances. 

The Vacaville Police Department is an integral partner in keeping our kids safe. All of our protocols are created in collaboration with VPD. More information about VUSD's emergency response protocols can be found at http://www.vacavilleusd.org/SRP. Please feel free to contact Jennifer Leonard at (707)453-6155 with any questions or comments.

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2/9/18

LCAP logo Survey
 

Hello VUSD Parents and Guardians,

The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) connects the funding we receive to the goals we’ve established, and it outlines the ways we measure progress. Parent/guardian input is a critical component to the plan. Academic success for each student requires a collaborative partnership between parents/guardians and schools.

Please take a few moments to share your feedback and priorities with us by completing one survey for each school your student(s) attend(s).  (2 surveys for 2 different schools, etc.)

SURVEY AT: https://goo.gl/forms/2SovZX O9KAH0PjXv1
Thank you for partnering with us in your student’s education.

 

Sincerely,

Superintendent
Jane Shamieh


clap logo encuesta espa ol
 

Saludos a nuestros Padres/Guardianes de VUSD,

El Plan de Control Local de Responsabilidad (LCAP, por sus siglas en inglés) conecta los fondos que recibimos a los objetivos que hemos establecidos y describe las maneras en que medimos el progreso.  El aporte de los padres/guardianes es un componente crítico del plan. El éxito académico de cada estudiante requiere una asociación colaborativa entre los padres/guardianes y las escuelas.

Por favor tómese unos momentos para compartir su retroalimentación y prioridades con nosotros completando una encuesta para cada escuela a la que su alumno(os) asista.  (2 encuestas para 2 escuelas diferentes, etc.)

Gracias por ser parte de la educación de su estudiante.  

https://goo.gl/forms/WfAm3aGHNj1wenwB2

Gracias por asociarse con nosotros en la educación de su hijo.

 

Sinceramente,

Superintendente 
Jane Shamieh

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2/1/18

Attention Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors:

Cabin Counselors are needed for Sempervirens outdoor education program this spring. If you are responsible, enthusiastic, energetic, and would enjoy working with 5th and 6th graders, please apply for this week of fun and lasting memories!  More information and applications are available on school loop. There will also be an informational meeting and workshop on Tuesday Feb. 27th after school in the Library.  Please print up all information as well as the application for full instructions. 

 

 C-Parent Letter 2016.doc

 Cabin Counselor Info Sheet Vaca High 18.doc

 Counselor Flyer - Vacaville High

 

 Counselor Full App 2017.pdf

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RAKstar Voting!

Vote for a RAKstar (Random Acts of Kindness Star) you believe deserves to be recognized for being extra kind this week!

 

Click here to vote!

8th Grade Parent Orientation Flyer

Sports Night 2018

On Saturday, March 24th Vacaville High School will host their 31st annual Sports Nite.  All proceeds from this event go back directly to Vacaville High School athletic programs.

 

Sunrise Event Center will host the event.  The new larger venue will allow for more guests as we typically sell out for this event.

 

Dinner is included with the price of the ticket.  We will also have a live auction, raffle baskets, silent auction, homemade dessert table, door prizes, and dancing.

 

All guests must be over 21 and ID’s will be checked at the door.

 

Tickets are $60 and includes dinner

 

You can get your tickets two ways:

  1. You can stop into the Front Office at Vacaville High School during school hours and see Robyn Thomas to purchase your ticket(s)
  2. You can visit the following website: https://vacahigh.ticketleap.com/sportsnite2018/

Grab some friends, purchase a table and enjoy an exciting night with good food and help support Vacaville High School Athletics

Work-Ready Certification Program

The Work-Ready Certification Program is returning to Vaca High! See the attached flyer for details on how to sign up!

 

Click here to view the flyer!

March 10, 2018 Super Saturday List

Teacher Name

Class Offered

Room

Avina, Wendy

Community College Apps.

Library

Burke, Jon

PE

Zunino Stadium

Carmona, Jacklyn

Integ. Math 1 & 2

M-6

Farina, Ana

AP Psych/AVID 12

4

Ferozepurwalla, Behnaaz

English 12 ERWC/English 10 XL

E-10

Ferrante, Michelle

English 11/AVID 10

E-9

Fickes, Chris

AP Calculus

M-5

Hudson, Connie

VOLA

@ WCW

Kellerman, Theresa

Integ. Math 3/Pre-Cal

M-3

Mitchum, Jeff

Drama/English

E-5

Morton, David

AP Physics 1/C & AP Comp. Sci

47

Nakano, Alyssa

ASL 2

63

Neff, Tina

ASL 1

71

Nietz, Michelle

Drill Team

@ Jepson

Richardson, Lindsay

AP Biology/Earth Science

40

Rodrigues, Julie

Spanish

66

Santellan, Dree

Integrated Math

M-8

Shook, Teri

Med Sci 1 & 2/CPR

43

Sullivan, Anna

AP Language & Comp

52

     

February 17, 2018

   

Morton, David

Robotics

44

Omand, Megan

AP Stats

M-9

Tireless Teacher January 2018

Congratulations to Mr. Smith, January's Tireless Teacher!




Matt Smith, Tireless Teacher for January 2018
 

Tireless Teacher December 2017 Voting

Voting for the 2018 January Tireless Teacher is now OPEN!

 

Click here to vote!

 

Remember, you must use your Google s- ID to vote!

Class of 2018 Senior Information

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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