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News from VHS

9/20/17

HOME OF THE BULLDOGS

Thursday September 21, 2017

6th Period PAWS

 

Today in history… New Mexico’s Colonial Past - On September 21, 1595, Don Juan de Oñate’s petition and contract for the conquest of New Mexico was presented to Luís de Velasco, the viceroy of Nueva Vizcaya.  Already a wealthy and prominent man, he sought to turn the Indians’ wealth into his own and had requested the assignment after hearing rumors about golden cities in the vicinity. Oñate was granted the commission and set about recruiting men for his expedition..

 

**ANNOUNCEMENTS**

Attention student drivers! Tomorrow during lunch will be the last day to pick up your parking pass so you can continue to park on campus. If you have not done so yet, fill out the parking pass request form on schoolloop and pick up your parking pass tomorrow at lunch in room 4.

 

Hey bulldogs! Next week is Club Fair! Campus clubs are the lifeblood of Vaca High. With so many diverse interests and cultures and passions represented, there is definitely a club out there for you! Come out to the Quad during lunch all next week to explore what our more than 50 clubs have to offer, and enjoy treats and music as you discover your niche! See you there!

 

Hey Dogs! Are you 16 or older? Are you interested in saving lives? Sign up for the Blood Drive on September 26th! Forms in room 52 and the front office! –Sullivan

 

Hey Bright 10th, 11th and 12th Graders--Now's the time!  CSF applications are due to room E-8 by 3pm on Friday 9/22.  We cannot accept late applications~Knabe

 

Do you have a pet you would like featured in 2018 Yearbook? Stop by Room 33 to sign up to have a picture featured. Please note that pets are NOT allowed on campus and all pictures will have to be taken by the owner off campus J -Wildgoose

 

Juniors and Sophomores: The PSAT is a practice test for the college entrance SAT test.  This test is given at Vaca High only once a year.  This year the test will be held on Saturday, October 14th.  The cost is $25.  Checks made payable to VHS or exact cash will be accepted.  Come in the counseling office before school, at lunch or after school.  Sign-ups will end on Friday, 9/29.  Sign up EARLY as we only have a limited number of tests available. - Garcia/Loustaunau

 

Deadline to register for the Oct. 28th ACT is Sept. 22nd.  Don’t wait!  Register online at www.actstudent.org – Counseling

 

Attention Juniors and Seniors, UC San Diego and USC (University of Southern California) will be coming to present during PAWS in the College, Career, and Tutoring Center. UC San Diego will be here on Monday September 25 and USC will be here Thursday September 28! If you’d like to attend, please sign up in the College, Career and Tutoring Center with Ms. Wendy by Friday September 22nd!

 

Seniors and Juniors – The A.S.V.A.B. (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) will be held on October 10th in the Library from 8 A.M – 11:00 A.M.  The test includes sections on mathematics, word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, mechanical comprehension, and electronics.  Sign up in the library with Mrs. Torres

 

Do you have a resume? If so, does it stand out enough to get the attention of a potential employer?  Resumes play an important part in the job search process.  Join us for a quick workshop on how to compose a resume that reflects your strengths and talents during PAWS (10:50 - 11:20), Tuesday, September 26 in the College, Career and Tutoring Center CCTC). Interested students must sign up in the CCTC by Friday, September 22.

 

The Navy will be in the College, Career and Tutoring Center (CCTC) during PAWs Tuesday, October 3 to discuss educational opportunities, benefits, and pay/allowances available. Interested students must sign up in the CCTC by Friday, September 29. Limited spots are available and pizza will be provided!

 

**CLUBS * SPORTS * MEETINGS * ETC*

Drama Club needs more people to audition for its fall production of The Crucible! Auditions are this Friday after school. If you’re interested in being a part of the play, please come by room e5 to pick up an informational packet. Hope to see a lot of you there! –Mitchum

 

Vaca High’s Anti-Bullying Club meets today during lunch in Room E-11.  We’ll discuss the new officers, current issues, and the upcoming club week.  See you there!

 

The NorthBay Nurse Ambassadors will be on campus TODAY at lunch in Room 43. If you are interested in nursing, come check out their presentation! –Shook

 

Dog Pound meeting will take place TODAY during lunch in room E4. -Branaugh

 

Attention all individuals desiring to help the earthquake victims in Mexico City and the hurricane victims in Puerto Rico! Come meet with us as our "Love Does" club members gather and get ready to REACH OUT!  See you today in Room E-12 at lunch!  

 

Ski and Snowboard Club will be holding its first meeting in room T14 behind the gym TODAY

If you are at all interested in bombing down the slopes with your peers please attend Ski and Snowboard Club’s first informational meeting.  No prior experience with winter sports is required.

–Morgan

 

**SUPER SATURDAY**

The next Super Saturday is October 21, 2017. Sign up early in the counseling office to ensure that the class you would like to attend is offered.  Classes: Int Math 1 & 1/English 11, Eng 12 ERWC/Eng 10XL, VOLA (at WCW), Int Math 3/Pre-Cal, Int Math 2/AVID, Drama, ASL 2, ASL 1, Drill Team (at Jepson), AP Lang & Comp, AP Lit Office Hours/Seminar.

 

**IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER**

October 5 * Parent Conferences

October 5-6 * Minimum Days

October 14 * PSAT

 

**BULLDOG SPORTS SCHEDULE**

SPORT

DAY

DATE

OPPONENT

PLACE

TIME

Freshman Football

Thurs

Sept 21

Pittsburg

Zunino Stadium

6:00pm

Girls Golf-Varsity

Thurs

Sept 21

Wood

Paradise

2:30pm

Girls Golf-JV

Thurs

Sept 21

Wood

Cypress

3:30pm

Girls Tennis

Thurs

Sept 21

Vanden

Vacaville

3:30pm

JV/V Volleyball

Thurs

Sept 21

Fairfield

Vacaville

4:00pm

JV Football

Friday

Sept 22

Pittsburg

Pittsburg

4:30pm

Varsity Football

Friday

Sept 22

Pittsburg

Pittsburg

7:00pm

Fresh Volleyball

Saturday

Sept 23

Stockton Classic

Stockton

TBA

Girls Tennis

Monday

Sept 25

Napa

Vacaville

3:30pm

F/JV/V Volleyball

Monday

Sept 25

Vintage (F/JV/V)

Vintage

4:00pm

Girls Golf-Varsity

Tuesday

Sept 26

MEL Tournament 1

Winters

2:30pm

Cross Country

Wed

Sept 27

MEL Center Meet (All)

Alston Park

3:30pm

Girls Tennis

Wed

Sept 27

Wood

Vaca High (H)

3:30pm

F Volleyball

Wed

Sept 27

American Canyon (F)

Vacaville

4:00pm

Girls Golf-Varsity

Wed

Sept 27

Granada Tournament

Poppy Ridge

3:30pm

JV/V Volleyball

Wed

Sept 27

Armijo (JV/V)

Vacaville

5:00pm

Girls Golf-Varsity

Thursday

Sept 28

Napa

Kennedy

3:30pm

Girls Tennis

Thursday

Sept 28

Vanden

Vanden

3:30pm

Freshman Football

Thursday

Sept 28

Miramonte

Orinda

5:00pm

JV/Varsity Football

Friday

Sept 29

Bye (No Game)

 

 

Cross Country

Saturday

Sept 30

Nike Portland XC (Top 7)

Portland Meadows

TBA

JV Volleyball

Saturday

Sept 30

Stockton Classic (JV)

Stockton

TBA

 

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9/20/17

Good morning everyone,

 

Listed below is the updated Super Saturday list.  Please sign up in the Counseling Office if you are interested in attending a class.  We need an accurate student count to order enough pizza so please sign up early.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me.

 

Desiree Nothstine

Super Saturday Admin

 

 

October 21, 2017  Super Saturday

 

 

Teacher - Class Offered

 

Azurdia, Jon - Integ. Math 1 and 2/English 11

 

Benham, Matt - English 9 & 10

 

Carmona, Jacklyn - Integ. Math 1 & 2

 

Ferozepurwalla, Behnaaz - English 12 ERWC/English 10XL

 

Hudson, Connie - VOLA (@WCW)

 

Kellerman, Theresa - Integ. Math 3/Pre-Cal'

 

King, Tiffany - Integ. Math 2/AVID

 

Mitchum, Jeff - Drama

 

Nakano, Alyssa - ASL 2

 

Neff, Tina - ASL 1

 

Neitz, Michelle - Drill Team (@Jepson)

 

Rodrigues, Julie - Spanish 3

 

Sullivan, Anna - AP Language & Composition

 

Van Buskirk, Sarah - AP Lit Office Hours/Seminar

 

 

September 23, 2017

 

Bowley, Ariel - Chemistry

 

Rodrigues, Julie - Spanish

 

 

September 30, 2017

 

Rodrigues, Julie - Spanish

 

 

October 7, 2017

 

Rodrigues, Julie - Spanish

 

 

October 14, 2017

 

Fickes, Chris - AP Calculus

 

Rodrigues, Julie - Spanish

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9/19/17

HOME OF THE BULLDOGS

Wednesday   

September 20, 2017

No PAWS Today

 

Today in history… The United States Congress abolished the slave trade in the District of Columbia on September 20, 1850, as part of the legislative package called the Compromise of 1850. Since the founding of the District of Columbia in 1800, enslaved people had lived and worked in the nation’s capitol. By the mid-nineteenth century, laws regulating slavery in the District were considerably more lenient than slave codes in the rest of the South, but slavery continued to exist in Washington until April 16, 1862. On that day, President Lincoln signed legislation freeing the 3,000 African Americans bound by the District’s slave code.

**STUDENT RECOGNITION**

This week's Student of the Week, nominated by Ms. King, is Janie Wilder! Janie has made a great effort to start this year right and has shown much improvement from last year. It's been a pleasure to have her in AVID and I hope her hard work continues.

 

This week's Senior of the Week is Cat Guerrero! Mr. Lopez nominates Cat because, as a student in Spanish 3 and 4 AP course, she demonstrated the GRIT, focus, dedication, and commitment to succeed academically in class and preparing to address the rigor of AP testing.

 

**ANNOUNCEMENTS**

Hey Bright 10th, 11th and 12th Graders--Now's the time!  CSF applications are due to room E-8 by 3pm on Friday 9/22.  We cannot accept late applications~Knabe

 

Hey Dogs! Are you 16 or older? Are you interested in saving lives? Sign up for the Blood Drive on September 26th! Forms in room 52 and the front office! –Sullivan

 

Do you have a pet you would like featured in 2018 Yearbook? Stop by Room 33 to sign up to have a picture featured. Please note that pets are NOT allowed on campus and all pictures will have to be taken by the owner off campus J -Wildgoose

 

Juniors and Sophomores: The PSAT is a practice test for the college entrance SAT test.  This test is given at Vaca High only once a year.  This year the test will be held on Saturday, October 14th.  The cost is $25.  Checks made payable to VHS or exact cash will be accepted.  Come in the counseling office before school, at lunch or after school.  Sign-ups will end on Friday, 9/29.  Sign up EARLY as we only have a limited number of tests available. - Garcia/Loustaunau

 

Deadline to register for the Oct. 28th ACT is Sept. 22nd.  Don’t wait!  Register online at www.actstudent.org – Counseling

 

Attention Juniors and Seniors, UC San Diego and USC (University of Southern California) will be coming to present during PAWS in the College, Career, and Tutoring Center. UC San Diego will be here on Monday September 25 and USC will be here Thursday September 28! If you’d like to attend, please sign up in the College, Career and Tutoring Center with Ms. Wendy by Friday September 22nd!

 

Seniors and Juniors – The A.S.V.A.B. (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) will be held on October 10th in the Library from 8 A.M – 11:00 A.M.  The test includes sections on mathematics, word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, mechanical comprehension, and electronics.  Sign up in the library with Mrs. Torres

 

Do you have a resume? If so, does it stand out enough to get the attention of a potential employer?  Resumes play an important part in the job search process.  Join us for a quick workshop on how to compose a resume that reflects your strengths and talents during PAWS (10:50 - 11:20), Tuesday, September 26 in the College, Career and Tutoring Center CCTC). Interested students must sign up in the CCTC by Friday, September 22.

 

The Navy will be in the College, Career and Tutoring Center (CCTC) during PAWs Tuesday, October 3 to discuss educational opportunities, benefits, and pay/allowances available. Interested students must sign up in the CCTC by Friday, September 29. Limited spots are available and pizza will be provided!

 

**CLUBS * SPORTS * MEETINGS * ETC*

Drama Club needs more people to audition for its fall production of The Crucible! Auditions are this Friday after school. If you’re interested in being a part of the play, please come by room e5 to pick up an informational packet. Hope to see a lot of you there! –Mitchum

 

Are you interested in math or want to pursue a career in STEM? Come to the Club PI meeting TODAY at lunch in room E2 to discuss upcoming competitions/events. We meet the first & third Wednesday of each month. -Fickes

 

FCA, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club, will meet in the library at lunch today.  Come see what it’s about. –Buck

 

The NorthBay Nurse Ambassadors will be on campus this Thursday at lunch in Room 43. If you are interested in nursing, come check out their presentation!

 

Vaca High’s Anime Club meets Wednesday for lunch in Room E-11.  We’ll discuss the new officers, current issues, and the club fair.  The lords of anime salute you! -Benham

 

Not for Sale Club meeting TODAY 9/20 in Room 33 at lunch. Please come to discuss club officers and future fundraising opportunities. –Wildgoose

 

Just a reminder that there is no Dog Pound meeting today. It has been moved to tomorrow during lunch in room E4. -Branaugh

 

Attention all "Love Does" club members and VHS students interested in serving within our community and our school...on Thursday, meet us in Room E-12 to plan for our first big fundraising car wash!  See you Thursday!  -VanBuskirk

 

On Thursday September 21 Ski and Snowboard Club will be holding its first meeting in room T14 behind the gym.  If you are at all interested in bombing down the slopes with your peers please attend Ski and Snowboard Club’s first informational meeting.  No prior experience with winter sports is required. –Morgan

 

**SUPER SATURDAY**

The next Super Saturday is October 21, 2017. Sign up early in the counseling office to ensure that the class you would like to attend is offered.  Classes: Int Math 1 & 1/English 11, Eng 12 ERWC/Eng 10XL, VOLA (at WCW), Int Math 3/Pre-Cal, Int Math 2/AVID, Drama, ASL 2, ASL 1, Drill Team (at Jepson), AP Lang & Comp, AP Lit Office Hours/Seminar. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER**

October 5 * Parent Conferences

October 5-6 * Minimum Days

October 14 * PSAT

 

**BULLDOG SPORTS SCHEDULE**

SPORT

DAY

DATE

OPPONENT

PLACE

TIME

Cross Country

Wed

Sept 20

Napa (All)

Alston Park

3:30pm

Girls Tennis

Wed

Sept 20

Armijo

Vacaville

3:30pm

F/JV/V Volleyball

Wed

Sept 20

Wood (F/JV/V)

Wood

4:00pm

Freshman Football

Thurs

Sept 21

Pittsburg

Zunino Stadium

6:00pm

Girls Golf-Varsity

Thurs

Sept 21

Wood

Paradise

2:30pm

Girls Golf-JV

Thurs

Sept 21

Wood

Cypress

3:30pm

Girls Tennis

Thurs

Sept 21

Vanden

Vacaville

3:30pm

JV/V Volleyball

Thurs

Sept 21

Fairfield

Vacaville

4:00pm

JV Football

Friday

Sept 22

Pittsburg

Pittsburg

4:30pm

Varsity Football

Friday

Sept 22

Pittsburg

Pittsburg

7:00pm

Fresh Volleyball

Saturday

Sept 23

Stockton Classic

Stockton

TBA

Girls Tennis

Monday

Sept 25

Napa

Vacaville

3:30pm

F/JV/V Volleyball

Monday

Sept 25

Vintage (F/JV/V)

Vintage

4:00pm

Girls Golf-Varsity

Tuesday

Sept 26

MEL Tournament 1

Winters

2:30pm

Cross Country

Wed

Sept 27

MEL Center Meet (All)

Alston Park

3:30pm

Girls Tennis

Wed

Sept 27

Wood

Vaca High (H)

3:30pm

F Volleyball

Wed

Sept 27

American Canyon (F)

Vacaville

4:00pm

Girls Golf-Varsity

Wed

Sept 27

Granada Tournament

Poppy Ridge

3:30pm

JV/V Volleyball

Wed

Sept 27

Armijo (JV/V)

Vacaville

5:00pm

Girls Golf-Varsity

Thursday

Sept 28

Napa

Kennedy

3:30pm

Girls Tennis

Thursday

Sept 28

Vanden

Vanden

3:30pm

Freshman Football

Thursday

Sept 28

Miramonte

Orinda

5:00pm

JV/Varsity Football

Friday

Sept 29

Bye (No Game)

 

 

Cross Country

Saturday

Sept 30

Nike Portland XC (Top 7)

Portland Meadows

TBA

JV Volleyball

Saturday

Sept 30

Stockton Classic (JV)

Stockton

TBA

 

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9/18/17

Special Education night

Hear from the Director, meet our new Special Needs Parent Liaison 

and new leadership team. 

Wed., September 27, 2017 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

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9/18/17

Good afternoon,

 

Listed below are the classes being offered for our October 21, 2017 Super Saturday.

 

Please sign up early to ensure that the class you would like to attend is offered.  If there is a class you would like included but is not listed, please contact your teacher.

 

Desiree Nothstine

Super Saturday Admin

 

 

Teacher - Class Offered

 

Azurdia, Jon - Integ. Math 1 and 2/English 11

 

Ferozepurwalla, Behnaaz - English 12 ERWC/English 10XL

 

Hudson, Connie - VOLA (at WCW)

 

Kellerman, Theresa - Integ. Math 3/Pre-Cal

 

King, Tiffany - Integ. Math 2/AVID

 

Mitchum, Jeff - Drama

 

Nakano, Alyssa - ASL 2

 

Neff, Tina - ASL 1

 

Neitz, Michelle - Drill Team (at Jepson)

 

Sullivan, Anna - AP Language & Composition

 

Van Buskirk, Sarah - AP Lit Office Hours/Seminar

 

 

September 23, 2017

 

Bowley, Ariel - Chemistry

 

 

October 14, 2017

 

Fickes, Chris - AP Chemistry

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8/17/17

It's Teacher Tuesday!

Teacher Mr. Lee
Corey Lee is a tremendous asset to VUSD and Vacaville High School. In addition to being an excellent teacher, Mr. Lee gives of his time to get involved with every aspect of bulldog life whether it’s coaching tennis, being an integral part of our student council, or supporting our staff with their technology needs. Mr. Lee worked tirelessly this summer by participating in numerous activities and training opportunities including AVID Summer Institute, cheer camp, the student council retreat, Professional Learning Communities Institute, not to mention that he was on campus frequently helping to ensure a smooth start to the school year. Thank you Mr. Lee for your dedication to the VUSD & Bulldog family!

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Hurricane Harvey Relief

STUCO and AVID have adopted Null Middle School in Houston, Texas to assist them in trying to rebuild their school for their students. NMS is an AVID school (like us) and we encourage you to assist us in meeting their immediate needs for the success of their students.

 

Feel free to drop things off in Ms. Farina's or in Ms. Sullivan's rooms 4 and 52.

 

Supplies will be shipped out next week to our point of contact Ms. Sims, AVID Coordinator at NMS.

 

Hurricane Harvey Relief

PSAT

The PSAT is being given on Saturday, October 14th at Vacaville High School.

The cost is $25.

Sign up in the Counseling Office.

October 21, 2017 Super Saturday List

Teacher - Class Offered

Azurdia, Jon - Integ. Math 1 and 2/English 11

Benham, Matt - English 9 & 10

Carmona, Jacklyn - Integ. Math 1 & 2

Ferozepurwalla, Behnaaz - English 12 ERWC/English 10XL

Hudson, Connie - VOLA (@WCW)

Kellerman, Theresa - Integ. Math 3/Pre-Cal'

King, Tiffany - Integ. Math 2/AVID

Mitchum, Jeff - Drama

Nakano, Alyssa - ASL 2

Neff, Tina - ASL 1

Neitz, Michelle - Drill Team (@Jepson)

Rodrigues, Julie - Spanish 3

Sullivan, Anna - AP Language & Composition

Van Buskirk, Sarah - AP Lit Office Hours/Seminar

 

 

September 23, 2017

Bowley, Ariel - Chemistry

Rodrigues, Julie - Spanish

 

September 30, 2017

Rodrigues, Julie - Spanish

 

October 7, 2017

Rodrigues, Julie - Spanish

 

October 14, 2017

Fickes, Chris - AP Calculus

Rodrigues, Julie - Spanish

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://varsityshop.com/vusd_vacaville_high_school/

 

This is your one stop shop for Spirit Gear.  Go Bulldogs!

Bulldog Groundbreaking Celebration

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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