Kid League Baseball Registration Ends Wednesday, March 22, 2023. Parents interested in registering their child to play Kid League Baseball should register them online using the website address listed here: https://bit.ly/KLBRegistration23 Parents can download a copy of the League's Registration Form here: http://bit.ly/3ZfC3a7 For questions, please contact the League Director, Dustin Fraticelli at (940) 357-9422.
Vernon High School is now offering the TSI test to sophomores, juniors, and seniors at VHS! Those students received an email on their school email address with information on how they can sign up and what dates it will available. This is not a mandatory test, but we wanted to make sure we could offer it to our students. The district has committed to paying for one administration of both the Mathematics and ELAR TSI tests for each Vernon High School student that wants to take it. We want to give our students every opportunity possible to succeed now and after graduation!
STATE POWERLIFTING SEND OFF! Kamryn Hall qualified for STATE POWERLIFTING as a freshman! Help us send her off tomorrow!! The send off will start at 9am tomorrow (Wednesday) at the field house and they will travel down Wilbarger Street. Good luck Kamryn!
The Vernon Tennis team and coaches won an elusive state title yesterday and for that reason I am mighty proud. In my quest to support VHS athletes I showed up at their tennis meet. It marked the very first time that I have ever watched, in detail, tennis, even on TV. A few things I learned yesterday: - The boys and girls are considered 1 complete team (they all easily understood the contribution of each in order to be successful) - Boys and girls sometimes competed together on the same court (that was big surprise) - There was no scoreboard to refer to (the kids kept up with this themselves) - The matches often occurred at the same time (I watched 3 matches at once) - The kids used actual tennis balls to keep score (It took me maybe an hour to understand this) - Warming up for a match was done with your opponent - You can’t cheer while play is in progress (I failed miserably at this all day) - These kids all authentically like each other (do not underestimate how important that is) - The coaches have their own kids playing yet spent most of their time at the other matches (not sure I would have had the discipline required to do that). The kids already had my respect long before I even showed up yesterday. I walked away from this having respect for their level of commitment to prepare themselves to compete at tennis. Tennis is not to be played with and definitely not for the weak. It takes strength and stamina to outlast and outplay your opponent. Julius Caesar is famously quoted as saying, "venimus vidimus, vicimus" which means, " we came, we saw, we conquered". Those kids did just that. Dr. Kermit Ward VISD Superintendent
🎾3A STATE CHAMPIONS🎾 Your Vernon Lion Tennis Team is the 3A STATE TEAM TENNIS CHAMPIONS!!!! Congratulations players and coaches on an amazing season!! Way to represent Vernon!!
Help us congratulate our Vernon Lions Boys Basketball Players that received All-District Honors! Defensive MVP Julius Dawkins First Team All-District Adarius Williams Sebastian Garza Second Team All-District Kell Castleberry Lavery Gonzales Tyrone Mckinney Ty Scott All-District Academic Kell Castleberry Lavery Gonzales
🌻SPRING BREAK🌻 Just a reminder that all Vernon ISD Campuses will be closed Friday, March 10-Friday, March 17 for Spring Break. All campuses will resume on Monday, March 20.
Just a reminder that all Juniors at VHS will take the ACT test tomorrow morning at school. The district is paying for this opportunity for our students! If you have a student that will be testing, please make sure that they are well rested, have a good breakfast, and have their school issued chromebooks fully charged up!
Congratulations to following All-District recipients. The Vernon High School Girls Basketball Team worked extremely hard this past season. Our young ladies played with great effort in every contest and will be a force to be reckoned with throughout our district for the foreseeable future. These accomplishments speak as a testament to their hard work, sacrifice, and never give up attitude throughout this past season. We are extremely excited about what's on the horizon for Lady Lions Basketball. District 7-3A FIRST TEAM Key'Maria McBride-#33 Soph SECOND TEAM Mijah Johnson-#1 Soph HONORABLE MENTION Klancy Sherrill-#12 Fr Mari Johnson-#40 Soph ACADEMIC ALL DISTRICT Dominy Pirtle-#5 Fr Zayleigh Sweet-#10 Soph Klancy Sherrill-#12 Fr Key'Maria McBride-#33 Soph Mari Johnson-#40 Soph Kamryn Hall-Mgr Fr
Yesterday a group of High School Students were able to attend a Student Leadership Event hosted by Region 9. They heard from keynote speaker Gabe Salazar, visited exhibitors to learn about postsecondary opportunities, and attended breakout sessions focused on developing leadership skills and identifying strategies for overcoming obstacles. Our students represented Vernon well and enjoyed their time at Region 9.
📅2023-2024 DISTRICT CALENDAR📅 Here is the board approved district calendar for the 2023-2024 school year.
We are hosting the Vernon Lion Relays on Thursday, March 9. Here is the current schedule of events.
Vernon College has released information on their scholarships for Wilbarger County high school graduates and dual credit students that have graduated high school. You can view the eligibility and application requirements for each scholarship in the links below. If you have questions, please reach out to Vernon College at email@example.com. VC Scholarship - Wilbarger County: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KNNBoYi2bvfkHg5P6Tx0uEOqQjKJ_VsS/view?usp=share_link VC Scholarship - Dual Credit: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19mV2hnwTuxwIFYwtOqxZJJrvWEA8YjVO/view?usp=share_link
Today, our VISD Superintendent, Dr. Ward, met with all staff to discuss teacher retention and pay. He stated that the VISD Board of Trustees and many district staff have been working hard to propose a new salary scale. While details are still being worked out, and the current state legislative session may have further impact on the teacher pay increases, he wanted the staff to know that their hard work and dedication does not go unrecognized by anyone. More information will be posted publicly as it is finalized. In the meantime, please take a moment to watch this video that has been created to discuss teacher retention: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Frbq-1dhtolJw3tYAgv5jvulT0sIV9Om/view?usp=sharing
🍕MARCH CAFETERIA MENU🍕 Attached is the cafeteria menu for March.
Vernon ISD parents, did you know that you can now view your student's STAAR scores through Skyward? You simply login to your Skyward Access (bit.ly/VISDSkyward) and follow the directions in this video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PBudNaCmIWEBfhnD24b81opyMrwOo6MM/view?usp=sharing If you have questions, forgot your Skyward Access login, or have other concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE THE DATE!!! Join us on March 25, 2023, for our Community Resource Fair. For more information, please reach out to Nicole Cameron at email@example.com or (940)553-1900, ext. 2248.
Ms. Shafer has been teaching our students about Plant Science this school year. They have learned how to propagate plants (cutting a big mother plant into smaller plants), and even planted some of these by seeds. They have learned that sometimes propagating, and even planting seeds, doesn't work and that it is okay. These students have been putting in a lot of effort and worked on getting their hands dirty to create something beautiful. Here are just a few things our students have planted so far this year: -Yellow Squash -Purple and Green Sweet Potato Vine (big pots and little pots) -Aloe Vera -Green Bell Peppers -Sweet Peppers -Hot Peppers -Peppermint -Oregano -Tomatoes -Airplane/Spider plant -Wandering Jew -Fireball Marigolds -Hens and chicks succulents - 4'oclocks -Oopsie seeds (a package that just had a random type of seed) Keep learning! You are doing a fantastic job!
Dr. Harrison is here today visiting with our VMS and VHS students about bullying prevention. This morning he was at the high school and this afternoon he'll be talking to our middle school students. Our students were great in the presentation and by now I am no longer even surprised! Please remember that Dr. Harrison will be at the Wilbarger Auditorium TONIGHT at 6:00pm for our parents and the community. Please come out and participate so that we can all work together to prevent bullying in our schools.
I maintain that VISD kids are collectively the best kids I have ever been around. Our kids consistently demonstrate to me that they are not resistant to working within the expectations that we set for them. Although expectations for our students existed here before me, I encourage each staff member in this district to evaluate those expectations and ask themselves are there opportunities to elevate our current expectations thus forcing our kids to perform at an even higher level. While I do not consider bullying to be a critical issue in VISD, it is an issue that I want us to address. We have a responsibility to the community, and to our kids, to be proactive in our planning. For this reason, we are bringing Dr. George Harrison to Vernon to speak to our students. He will be meeting with the VMS and VHS students during the school day. In addition, we have asked him to meet with our community and parents as well. We want everyone to work together to help prevent bullying. I am encouraging each VISD parent to support the district’s effort and attend the parent presentation on bullying on Tuesday night at 6:00pm at Wilbarger Auditorium. Dr. Ward