At the half: Vandercook Lake 20 - Lumen 29. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSoar!
Middle school girls basketball begins today! 7th grade will go from 3-4:30pm and 8th grade from 4-6pm in the middle school gym.
Middle school girls basketball and wrestling begin this Monday! Make sure your physical is on file in the office!
A great story to share. A parent whose child enlisted in the Navy was hoping to have banners hung on McDevitt Ave. to honor her son and five other 2019 graduates that are now in the Navy serving our country. When the utility poles on McDevitt were deemed as not an option she asked the schools if she could hang the banners at our school. The banners were hung yesterday through the generous assistance of Johnson Sign (Mr. Jim Johnson) and Mr. Kevin Hull. We hope this will serve as a reminder of all the Jayhawks who are currently serving our country in the different braches of the military. #JayhawkStrong #BelieveAchieveSOAR
Good luck to our Bowling, Cheer and Boys Basketball teams tonight. Boys basketball is home v Homer. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR
Good luck to our middle school cheer team as they travel to Grass Lake tonight for their final competition of the season! You make us proud Vandy cheer!!
Here are your announcements for the MS/HS for today: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19nGCqqDUYU5Xby7KPfhwdZef9yzuCEzC3dfUwWPioAQ/edit?usp=sharing
Are you sad you missed out on purchasing one of the Athletic Boosters' DELICIOUS apple pies?! You're in luck, because we have a few left to purchase! Stop into the high school office during the week before 2:30p.m. to purchase one for your holiday dessert. Cost is only $8!
Come on out and support the Girls Basketball team as they take on the Spartans of Springport. Tip off is at 6 pm. Good Luck to Coach Willis and our team. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
We are on to 🏀, 🤼, and *\o/* but the 🏐 program gets one more shout out. https://www.mlive.com/sports/jackson/2019/12/game-changing-performers-from-the-jackson-area-high-school-volleyball-season.html?fbclid=IwAR237O7s1y2Dx6QA1k6r6e0CfbJLNuO7ydy2BaU2_xDBSGqwOmVKlwXMS0U
Don't forget that tonight's middle school concert starts at 6 pm. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
There is still time to go to tonight's downtown Jackson Christmas parade and see the Vandercook Lake marching band in action. Go Jayhawks
There will be an open gym for girls basketball in grades 6,7, and 8 this Sunday from 5pm-6:30pm. This will take place in the HS gym.
Apple pie pick up will be tomorrow November 23rd, in the HS cafeteria from 10am-2pm!
Pictures of last night's Regional Finals complements of J-TV. Great season Volleyball Jayhawks! https://jtv.tv/mhsaa-division-3-volleyball-regional-at-leslie-vandercook-lake-vs-hudson-11-14-19-photo-gallery/ #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Urgent Alert: Townsend Elementary students that ride bus #27 (Balcita) will be delayed getting home. Their bus was hit by a car at the end of the MS/HS run. Townsend students riding bus #27 are currently in the Townsend Gym waiting for another bus to pick them up.
VB regional fan bus leaves for Leslie at 5:15pm tonight! Meet at 4:30pm in the cafe to enjoy pizza courtesy of our very own Coach Brokaw! Cost to ride the bus is $7, which includes admission! Cheer on our volleyball team as they battle their way to our first ever regional title!
Jayhawks, Jayhawks don't be shy, stand up now and YELL your cry! VICTORY- Let's bring home the volleyball regional win tomorrow night! We want as many students as we can get to represent our student section tomorrow night at Leslie! Cost is $7; This includes admission to the game.You must pay in the office and sign up. Coach Brokaw will be buying pizza for all who ride the spectator bus!
We want the ...Regional... Championship, and we're going to win it as a team. They can throw out all those great....hitters...setters... and great defensive players...., but there's going to be one team that plays solely as a team. No ....young lady.... is more important than the team, no coach is more important than the team. The team, the team, the team! If we think that way – all of us – everything you do, take into consideration what effect does it have on my team? ......Think what a great thing it is to be part of something that is the team! We're going to win it. We're going to win the championship.....because we're going to play as a team. Better than anybody else in this... regional, we're going to play together as a team. We're going to believe in each other, were not going to criticize each other, we're not going to talk about each other. We're going to encourage each other! When we play as a team, when the old season is over, you and I know it's going to be .....Vandercook Lake!... #BelieveAchieveSOAR! Thx Bo! Let's do this Jayhawks!
Attention Jayhawk Family: We would like to inform you of a situation that occurred this afternoon. High school administration investigated rumors of a student that was in possession of a weapon. The student in question was immediately detained as the investigation was carried out. The results of the investigation found an unloaded BB gun in the students backpack. At no time was there a threat to our students and staff.
The bus for MS boys basketball at Hanover will leave at 4:10/15 tonight. The game will have a delayed start around 4:50/55.
Tonight's spectator bus for Varsity Volleyball Regionals will leave for Leslie tonight at 4:10PM. Please meet out front in the circle drive.
Don't forget to sign up in the front office to ride the fan bus to Leslie High School to cheer on our Varsity Volleyball team in regionals tomorrow night! We must have at least 20 people ride the bus in order to have a spectator bus.
JV girls basketball tryouts for this evening have been canceled.
Vandercook Lake Middle High School will be dismissing at 2:10 p.m. today to ensure elementary students will be released at normal time.
Weight lifting for tonight has been canceled.
Reaching Higher has been canceled for this evening.
Middle school boys basketball practice has been canceled for this evening.
Attention girls in grades 9 & 10, tryouts for JV Girls Basketball will begin tonight from 6-7:30 in the HS Gym. You MUST have a physical on file to tryout. Please stop into the front office to sign up.
Photos from tonight's District Championship. https://jtv.tv/division-3-district-volleyball-grass-lake-vs-vandercook-lake-11-7-19-photo-gallery/ #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Our apple pie sale ends tonight!! Our athletes will be making phone calls tonight to family and friends to make sure they are ready for their holiday dinner. Pies will be made and available to pick up on November 23rd. If you receive one of these phone calls, it is legitimate.
Night 2 of Volleyball districts begins tonight at 5:30pm, with doors opening at 4:30pm. Just a reminder, admission will be $6.00 and NO passes will be allowed due to this being an MHSAA district event.
School closings will be announced by text, phone, LiveFeed, Twitter and Facebook. We will also call in the school closing on WILX (Channel 10). State Police winter weather guide: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1j0tpRB3Ld6Nj_HiBZpoOLzenHiHpom0R/view?usp=sharing
The unofficial results show that the sinking fund passed. 331 yes votes to 307 no votes. Thank you to everyone that helped get the word out. Thank you Jayhawk Nation! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
For those of you who are voting today, voting is still open at Jackson Free Methodist Church despite the construction. Voting is located in the back of the building.
Hey Jayhawks, there have been reports of phone calls made to members of our community requesting money for a fundraiser for Vandercook Lake basketball. This is NOT a Vandercook Lake fundraiser.
Volleyball districts kick off tonight at 5:30PM with Napoleon vs Grass Lake here in our high school gym! Doors open at 4:30PM. Tickets will be sold at the door and are $6.00 each. There will be no passes accepted during districts.
A friendly reminder that our Music Booster's Craft Show will be held this Saturday at the high school. Doors open at 9 am and the event goes until 3 pm. Come on out for a fun time and a great cause. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Jayhawk Nation, please remember to vote on November 5th. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1jzcS3E1XlQW4qBmgBJS02N393SsKvNFPAx_5LHYtsVI/edit?usp=drivesdk #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
There is still time to purchase an apple pie! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VGrAdnlKHxZqgigTfu_L9zzazqRsaaz5GofYmoGkijU/edit?usp=drivesdk #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Great pictures from the Cascade Conference Volleyball tournament. The Jayhawks finished third in the conference and now are set for districts which Vandercook Lake will host next week. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10221258820886979&id=1440536466
Don't forget about tonight's Music Programs. The concerts start at 6 pm in the high school gym. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Attention middle school boys in grades 7th & 8th! Basketball tryouts are currently going on today in the middle school gym until 4:30pm. There will also be tryouts tomorrow from 3pm-4:30pm. You must have a physical on file to tryout. We can't wait to see you there!
Hey Jayhawks! Just a reminder that our Fall HS Athletic Awards for Football, Cheer and Girls Golf will be held Monday October 28th at 6pm in our HS cafeteria. We will be recognizing fall athletes and serving delicious apple crisp and ice cream! All parents of these athletes are invited as we recognize these athletes and their accomplishments! Volleyball awards and Cross Country award will be held Nov. 14th.
Just a reminder that there is NO school on Monday October 21st. Enjoy your three day weekend!
In case you missed the Bart Hawley Show. Great things are happening at Vandercook Lake! https://jtv.tv/vandercook-to-ask-voters-to-approve-sinking-fund-ballot-proposal/ #BelieveAchieveSOAR
A friendly reminder that the November 5th Sinking Fund initiative will be discussed at this Monday's Regular School Board meeting. The meeting starts at 6pm and is held in the high school media center. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1jzcS3E1XlQW4qBmgBJS02N393SsKvNFPAx_5
Practice for MS cross country and MS football has been canceled for today. MS cross country, meet at the park tomorrow at 2pm for your meet.
Attention 5th and 6th grade boys interested in playing youth basketball this year! There will be signups for travel basketball coming soon...
SINKING FUND Q & A - Monday October 14th at 6 pm in the high school cafeteria. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1jzcS3E1XlQW4qBmgBJS02N393SsKvNFPAx_5LHYtsVI/edit?usp=sharing #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
A reminder that our first Parent Advisory Committee meeting will take place today at 5:45 pm in the MS/HS Media Center. We are planning on the meeting lasting one hour, so individuals can still catch our home Varsity Football game at 7 pm. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Jayhawks, Jayhawks don't be shy, stand up now and yell your cry! VICTORY-tonight 7pm, home against Addison!
Due to weather, Middle School cross country practice is cancelled for today. We will, however, have practice tomorrow
Here is an informational presentation about the upcoming Sinking Fund initiative. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1jzcS3E1XlQW4qBmgBJS02N393SsKvNFPAx_5LHYtsVI/edit?usp=sharing #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
We hope to see you at tonight's Band Invitational. The Invitational starts at 5:30 pm. Come on out and listen to some great music while supporting our Marching Jayhawks. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Hey Jayhawk Fans!! There will be a spectator bus to Manchester tonight to cheer on our Varsity Football Team! Be at the high school by 5:30PM to ride the bus. Cost is $1 to ride; your $1 will be returned to you upon boarding to come back. You MUST sign up in the front office.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at tonight's Fall Festival. The weather is going to be perfect! A shout out to all of our volunteers that make such a great event possible. It's good to be a Jayhawk! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Just a reminder that MS sports pictures will take place tomorrow! Order forms are in the front office. #GOJAYHAWKS
Due to technical issues, we have switched our Athletic Calendar feed to: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=jcisd.org_su0ksus3j2u3irr961cdncohb8%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FNew_York Please be sure to delete the old feed. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Attention Jayhawks!!! The start time for the Vandercook Lake HOME JV Football game scheduled for Thursday, September 26th will begin at 5:30PM. Bring your school spirit and your bug spray!!
Our first Parent Advisory Committee meeting has been rescheduled to Friday, October 4th. The meeting will start at 5:45 pm and will take place in the high school media center. We are planning for an hour long meeting. Stop by and join the group. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Parents, you are invited to attend our Parent Advisory Committee meeting on Tues. Oct. 15th at 6 pm in the MS/HS Media Center. All are welcome to attend. Find out about School Improvement, PBIS and Security updates. If interested contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a link to the next month's breakfast and lunch menus. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1kChoz7SEgTOa95w8srTLctStJzELzd2T?usp=sharing #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Here are the announcements for the MS/HS for today: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ESDEhMRaLrsYPKJaqGjlLvXK_t2m26WbaxbsFPrQ-0I/edit?usp=sharing
Varsity Volleyball is now 13-1 overall and 1-0 in the Cascade Conference. Keep working hard Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR! https://drive.google.com/file/d/16K7f8u4k4FKisYBAiq3B4bbduJ4lB53R/view?usp=sharing
The Jayhawks hold off a determined Manchester team and take their match with the Dutch 3-1. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Our Varsity football team takes on Michigan Center AWAY this Friday! We will be offering a spectator bus for students to ride to the game and back to the school after. The cost is $1 for the bus, and you will receive that $1 back once you get back! Come on out and support your Jayhawks!!
Homecoming is just around the corner! We are looking for a Cadillac convertible to carry our Grand Marshall throughout our parade! If you have one of these awesome vehicles and would like to volunteer to let us use it for the parade, please contact the high school at 782-8167!
A message from the Superintendent: Vandercook Lake Community, this afternoon 911 officials contacted our district that there was a possible threat in the community and advised our buildings to go into lockdown as a precautionary action. When we received the call from 911, Townsend Elementary had just been dismissed and the busses were headed on their routes Bus drivers were directed to head to the Middle Schoool gymnasium to drop off our elementary students until further notice. Shortly after the final bus was unloaded, the district was notified by 911 officials that the lockdown could be lifted. Details were shared that the initial report turned out to not be true and the students were never in any danger. Students were quickly loaded back onto their busses and delivered home somewhere between 30 and 40 minutes later than their usual time. As the Superintendent, I was proud of how our staff handled the situation. Parapros, secretaries, bus drivers, administration and professional staff all delivered during this situation to ensure that the students in our care were safe and comforted during these tense moments. I am so proud to call myself a Jayhawk and to be a part of such a wonderful group. Great Job Jayhawks!
Hello Jayhawk families. We were notified by the Jackson Police Department after school today of possible suspicious activity in our area. As a precaution, both Townsend Elementary and the middle/high school went into a lockdown. As a precaution, all elementary busses were routed to the middle school gym until the information was received from our police department. After securing the area, the police notified our administration to lift the lockdown due to the fact that it was a FALSE REPORT. All elementary students who ride a bus are currently being safely transported home at this time. Busses will run 30 to 40 minutes behind. As always, our students and staff safety are our number one concern here at Vandercook Lake. Thank you for your patience.
Middle school football practice for 7th and 8th graders has been cancelled for today. Enjoy your weekend! We hope to see you all at the HOME football game tonight!!
Good morning Jayhawks! Here are the announcements for the MS/HS for today:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ESDEhMRaLrsYPKJaqGjlLvXK_t2m26WbaxbsFPrQ-0I/edit?usp=sharing Happy Football Friday!
Who's ready for some middle school football?! Here is the schedule for the 2019-20 season for 7th & 8th grade football: Sept.11th @ Springport; Sept. 18th HOME; September 25th @ Springport; Oct. 2nd HOME; Oct. 9th @ East Jackson;Oct. 16th HOME; Oct. 23rd @ Concord. Go Jayhawks!
Don't forget about the Student Section car wash today from 4pm-6pm in the high school parking lot! For a donation of $5, your car can be squeaky clean and ready for the weekend! #jayhawkstudentsection #vandypride
Varsity Football is in FULL SWING!! We will be offering a spectator bus for the following games:9/13/,9/27,and 10/18! Cost to ride the bus to the game will be $1 and when you get back on the bus to return to school, you will get your $1 back! Sign up will be in the front office
Wishing everyone in the Jayhawk Nation a safe and relaxing Labor Day. #BelieveAchieveSOAR
Vandy Varsity Volleyball getting some well deserved ink on M-Live. Thanks @jenna_kieser for the article. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR! https://expo.mlive.com/sports/g66l-2019/08/20a4b92e825832/vandercook-lake-volleyball-sweeps-clinton-and-northwest-at-trimeet.html
Varsity Volleyball defeats the Northwest Mounties two sets to one! Great job Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Varsity Volleyball takes two sets and the match v Clinton. Next up, the Northwest Mounties. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
A reminder that are JV and Varsity Volleyball teams are hosting their first tri-meet tonight starting at 5 p.m. Come on out and support our Jayhawks! #AchieveBelieveSOAR!
Due to our opponent not having a JV football team this year, we will NOT have a JV football game on Wednesday August 28th.
MS Football is in FULL swing! If you are a 7th or 8th grader interested in playing football, we will be holding a morning practice this Friday August 30th from 9am-12pm. You MUST have a physical on file to practice.
Middle school volleyball practice for tonight is as follows: 8th grade will practice from 3-4:30pm and 7th grade will practice from 4:15-5:45pm.
Middle school sports begin today! 7th&8th grade volleyball tryouts will be from 4-5:30 in the MS gym; 7th&8th grade football will be from 3-5pm (pls meet at the fieldhouse); and Cross Country(grades 6-8) will be right after school until 4pm. You must have a physical on file.
Links to the four calendars for our district. Some of the old links were working. Copy each url and then paste the url into your calendar. https://docs.google.com/document/d/157-FrQ2BSHOybTO3ITjsskJGzuJ5YePgqBYwfiWv-NY/edit?usp=sharing
Click on the link below to access the urls for our District, Townsend, MS/HS and Athletic online calendars. They are best viewed on the free Google Calendar App. https://docs.google.com/document/d/157-FrQ2BSHOybTO3ITjsskJGzuJ5YePgqBYwfiWv-NY/edit?usp=sharing
Small School, Big Opportunities! Discover what our community school can provide to your child. Visit VandySchools.org for more information. #BelieveAchieveSOAR! https://youtu.be/DbqWA5LqGhQ
Youth Cheerleading forms in the Townsend office for grades 3,4,5,6 sideline cheer! Registration closes on Tuesday August 27. Forms/full payment can be turned into Townsend office in an envelope marked youth cheer! NOTE- Registration forms are only for grades 3,4,5,6.
What: Vandy's Annual Block Party. Where: Vandy High School. When: tonight at 5 pm. Come on out and celebrate the start to a new school year! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Hey Jayhawks, just a friendly reminder that our Annual Block Party is set for tomorrow, Wednesday August 14. The party starts at 5 pm and is being held at the high school. Just a heads up that all the roads around the high school are under construction. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Coach Wolvin interview. Looking good coach! #Believe.Achieve.SOAR! https://jtv.tv/football-media-days-steve-wolvin-head-coach-vandercook-lake/
For your viewing pleasure! The football season can't start soon enough! #Believe.Achieve.Soar! https://youtu.be/K5iPzqsL-gs
Connor sinks his putt to secure his spot at States! https://twitter.com/vandy_athletics/status/1133830121616551938