Vandercook Lake Public Schools will be closed on Friday, January 14th in order to honor the numerous requests by staff to attend Mr. Phil Garrison's funeral. Phil was a lifetime Jayhawk and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and the entire Jayhawk Nation.
Great article on our own Coach Cory Ray. https://secondhalf.mhsaa.com/topics/boys-basketball/accomplished-official-also-home-huddle-guiding-vandercook-lake-comeback #BelieveAchieveSOAR
Townsend Elementary will be going virtual starting on Thur, Jan. 13th - Tues, Jan. 18th. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ykS5QwUUTijdBh7WzixU4xKYu0aI3F0F7801TIbUti0/edit?usp=sharing The MS/HS will continue with in-person instruction during this time frame.
There will be no middle school or high school wrestling practice tonight.
Just a quick reminder to all middle and high school students, all schedule changes must be complete by this Friday, January 7, 2022. Changes can be made in the front office with Mrs. LeFaive.
An important message for our transportation families. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HPAbQoT4NDNOWtW5DLVRDcCDcXRUXTtF/view?usp=drivesdk
Please be patient with bus pick-up/drop off times. We are running with 4 of 5 busses so times may be delayed. Thank you for understanding.
Come out and support the Girls Basketball team in their home opener! Children under 5 and Senior Citizens 63 and over are free. Link: https://events.ticketspicket.com/agency/f4fb78af-6c8b-43d7-9840-e0974782f120
Keep working hard Jayhawks! https://www.mlive.com/sports/jackson/2021/12/vandercook-lake-runs-past-stockbridge-to-stay-unbeaten.html
Townsend parents, there was a smoke problem with a building heater, however there was no reported fire and all children are safe. We appreciate all of the cooperation and patience our Jayhawk families have given us as we are taking care of this situation. We are not evacuating.
Jayhawk Nation, a link to last night's Winter Concert. Great job to all our students and Mr. Good. #BelieveAchieveSOAR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1xcQOURnt8
MS/HS students and staff successfully practiced a lockdown drill today (our second this year). Thank you to staff for reviewing procedures and keeping our students safe!
Quick reminder that there will be tutoring this week Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday in the HS library for students in grades 7-12 from 2:45pm-3:30pm.
The high school student council meeting has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, after school.
The Vandercook Lake Boys Basketball team will compete in single day event at Olivet College this weekend! The Cascades vs GLAC Challenge will be on 12/11/2021! Tickets must be purchase on GoFan. No cash sales at the door. Link: https://gofan.co/app/events/440721?schoolId=MI3421
Prayers for our friends in Oxford.
A few reminders for this week: Today: MS/HS Assembly Schedule: Work hard then have a little fun! No School Wednesday, Thursday or Friday! Happy Thanksgiving!!
New 'close contact' guidelines. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1j-ErHhGUlXXn0w4gy7S7Z_HZodKwMbx4/view?usp=sharing
Our boilers are back up and running! Townsend Elementary will resume in-person instruction on Tuesday, Nov. 16th. This is for all classrooms that are NOT currently quarantining due to a past close contact exposure. See you in the morning Jayhawks!
Athletic Announcement: Tonight's 7th & 8th Grade game vs Michigan Center has been cancelled and no practice today or tomorrow. A make up date may be announced at a later date. Thank you.
Today (11/8) is the LAST DAY to order Vandercook Lake Band Spirit Wear. Follow this link: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/2021VCBAND
Our transportation department is short a driver for the week (Nov 8-12). We will need to consolidate the impacted bus runs into our remaining bus routes. Families should anticipate slight delays in students being picked up in the AM and students being dropped off in the PM.
Vandercook Lake Public Schools is looking to hire a full-time Social Worker. More details will be coming soon. Go Jayhawks!
There will be a HS student council on Monday November8th at 2:45pm in the HS library. We will be discussing a Powder Puff football game and boys volleyball tournament! Bring your ideas!!
Come on out to East Jackson High School tonight at 5:00pm to support the Vandercook Lake Varsity Volleyball team in the first round of Districts. Tickets are only available online through GoFan. Link: https://gofan.co/app/school/MI3736
MS/HS Students (7-12): Dress up for Halloween on Friday (10/29) for $1 (to go to the Prom fund). No masks or weapons. Costumes must be school/dress code appropriate. -OR- Wear your Michigan/Michigan State gear (free) to support your favorite team to win on Saturday!
Reminder: No School Monday, October 18th
If you were unable to attend conferences for your MSHS student, your student's progress report will be sent home with them today. Career Center students will need to pick up their progress report from the front office.
Vandercook Lake is looking for it's next MS/HS Assistant Principal/Athletic Director. For more information, select the link below. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B1HeQHnGVMigeTM2eHl4WExjMVU?resourcekey=0-CQUrd_Z6OOdpV1GREpXjqg&usp=sharing Go Jayhawks!
Just a reminder that today is a half day; dismissal for MSHS is 11am. There is no school Monday Oct. 18th. Also, today's boys basketball meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday October 19th at 2:25pm. Stay safe Jayhawks!
Jayhawk Nation, please take a couple of minutes to fill out a short survey. We are seeking input for our stakeholders on how our district should use ESSER funds. https://qrco.de/bcSrHs #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Correction: MS/HS Parent/Teacher Conferences- Wednesday, Oct 13 6-7:30 pm; Thursday, Oct 14 3:30-5:30pm.
Quick reminder that MS Football will have practice from 3-4:30pm tonight.
Hey middle school and high school students! Don't worry about picking out an outfit for tomorrow- it's pajama day!! Wear your comfy, appropriate pajamas tomorrow; sorry no blankets or pillows allowed. We're staying comfy, not napping😉 Can't wait to see you all tomorrow!
Our spirit corner located in the HS will be open tomorrow (Wednesday Sept. 22nd) from 7:30am-10:30am if your student is looking for any new gear for homecoming!
Just a quick reminder, the Athletic Booster meeting scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled due to Homecoming festivities. A new date will be posted out soon.
Important information regarding modifications to our current COVID-19 close contact quaranting options. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1akWjBTA-whvMo9TgcVIYhKa0CS-fmfuA/view?usp=drivesdk https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FyMS3gWCQDmrq3ej2gmDRfICpPZfC87o/view?usp=drivesdk
Watch the MS/HS Homecoming Updates video for activities the week of Sept. 20th: https://youtu.be/MD9QeXh1qnw
SOPHOMORES WANTED!!! Homecoming is Sept. 24th! The 10th grade class would like to put a float together to represent their class in the parade. The class advisor is looking for a place to build the float, a trailer and someone to pull the float....also, STUDENTS to make memories and build it! There is a class Facebook page called VCL Class of 2024 you can join for updates and to reach out to the advisor. If you have questions, please call the front office.
7th and 8th Grade Students interested in joining Robotics please come to our first meeting Tuesday, September 21st after school from 2:50-4:00 in Mr.Simmons' classroom, room 8. If you are interested but cannot attend please let Mr. Simmons know ahead of time.
MS/HS Families: Fall pictures went home with students today.
VCL: District text messages will soon be coming from a 98900 number. In the first message, will be an option to opt-out of future texts. DO NOT opt-out if you are listed as a contact for one of our students. Opting out will result in you missing all emergency notifications.
Reminder: No school Friday, Sept. 3rd and Monday, Sept 6th. Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!
Vote for Andrew Cheney! https://www.mlive.com/highschoolsports/2021/08/vote-for-the-jackson-area-high-school-football-player-of-the-week-for-aug-26-27.html Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Just a quick reminder that the MSHS will be released today and tomorow at 12:20PM due to excessive heat. Students will eat lunch prior to being dismissed for the day. Stay safe and stay hydrated Jayhawks!
We are so excited for school to start next Wednesday, Aug 25th! Watch this video clip and get ready to cheer with our marching band! https://youtube.com/shorts/O5b3TaVZ4t8?feature=share
Jayhawk Nation: please consider getting the COVID-19 vaccine for anyone 12 years of age and older. https://youtu.be/CGeC7Vuqvhs
Good morning Jayhawks, if you have a chrome book that has not been turned in yet, please do so as soon as possible so we can have an accurate count for our first week of school! See you all at our Block Party/Open House on Wednesday August 18th!
‼️🆘‼️ We are in desperate need of 3-4+ volunteers to work the 2-6pm shift at the bingo tent at the fair on Friday. If you can help, we have gate passes to get you into the fair🎡🎠 Without more help we won't be able to stay open which may risk us being able to keep this contract in the future. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older (because it IS gambling). Please comment below if you can help the boosters out. You don't have to have a student at VCL to volunteer!
Our Vandercook Lake Athletic Boosters needs your support!🍿🎡The fair is well under way and bingo is the place to be!!🎠🍧 🕙Today we are open until 10pm 🕙Wednesday noon to 10pm 🕙Thursday noon to 10pm 🕙Friday to 2pm to 10pm 🕙Saturday 10am to 10pm 💰We have winner takes all at 3, 5, 7 and 9pm and we have pull tabs to play in between or during your bingo card games!!🎫 Come support our athletic department by playing some bingo and even sign up to work a shift... we still need workers! Contact Booster secretary Kelly Dahn to get on the volunteer list!
A link to our 21-22 school year calendar. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yw_-19qqAeSCTTliZGXBO0Xe6S5eakzD/view?usp=sharing Looking forward to a great school year. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Bingo is hoppin at the Jackson County Fair! Vandercook Lake Athletic Boosters is sponsoring the bingo tent; stop by and play a game! Going all week!!
Middle School & High School Families, Here's a link for upcoming MS and HS events in August. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o6k4KU-FFdwn4OHsyqgMNjfPEYXCNDBp/view
A message to our community. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ewi-hGG35xWaMyridRMs5kKX22nPrZhBCrOHpZDKr9k/edit?usp=drivesdk
High School Band Families: Pre-Camp is this Thursday, August 5th from 4-6PM in the band room. Students and parents were sent an email with detailed info for band camp.
Jayhawk Nation: We are working hard to prepare for the upcoming school year. In the era of COVID-19, we know there are questions that you would like us to clarify for you. Please submit questions that you would like answered. https://forms.gle/viaucmUGhpwievch7
Hey Jayhawks! Just a quick reminder that we will be providing lunches today from noon until 1:30PM in our HS circle drive.
MS/HS office hours for the week of July 12th will be Wednesday and Thursday from 9am-1pm.
Summer School Info: No school on July 5th and we will be remote for the remainder of the week. Students are still expected to continue working on their class. Teachers hours of 8:30 am-12:30 pm and evening check in from 7-8 pm. Classes resume Monday July 12th from 9 am-12 pm.
Great News! Power has been restored and we should be back to normal on Tuesday!
Just a quick reminder that lunches will be available for students in the HS circle drive from noon until 1:30pm today. If you have questions, pls call 782-9044.
Just a quick reminder that the second round of the Covid vaccine that Henry Ford offered here at their first clinic will take place on June 10th. If you are a minor, you must have the permission slip filled out and signed in order to receive your second vaccine.
Tonight at graduation, the class of 2022 will be selling carnations to purchase for your graduate for $2 each and bottled water for $1 each. Correct change would be SO appreciated!
Attention all boys in grades 7-11, there will be open gym if you are interested in playing basketball tomorrow from 9am-11am in the HS gym.
🥎 Softball 🥎 defeats Hudson 14 - 1 in their game with the Tigers. Nikki Vaughn pitches a complete game and Anna Macomber goes yard!
Don't forget that Vandy is hosting a vaccination clinic at the MS/HS cafeteria today, from 1:30 to 6:30 pm. Children 12-17 need parent permission. Vaccinations are open to anyone 18 and older. Walk-ins are welcome!
Vandy 🥎 Softball 🥎 takes the second game 15 - 6 and completes the sweep against EJ. Way to go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Baseball defeats EJ 12 - 4 in the first game of their doubleheader with the Trojans! Way to go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
🥎 Softball 🥎 defeats EJ in the first game of their doubleheader with the Trojans 18 - 8. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
May 20th COVID-19 vaccination clinic sign-up, NOW available for ages 12 and up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/vandercookpfizer . Walk-ins accepted. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wFAcUG1dWxhS9oCf0GDeGNF72sTomtH4?usp=sharing . Stay strong Jayhawk Nation!
Sign-up for our May 20th vaccination clinic at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/vandercookpfizer . Walk-ins on the day of the clinic will be accepted. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wFAcUG1dWxhS9oCf0GDeGNF72sTomtH4?usp=sharing . Stay strong Jayhawk Nation!
Gino, bus 8, will be resuming his normal route beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, May 12. Students that originally ride Gino's bus will resume their regular pick up and drop off times. Students on the other buses will resume their regular schedules for pick up and drop off.
MS/HS parents, please disregard any message you received on the evening of 5/10 pertaining to missing books. If your child is missing the book in question, we will reach out to you individually. Again, I apologize for the miscommunication and am thankful for your understanding.
Sign-up information for our May 20th vaccination clinic will be posted on Thursday, May 13th. Stay tuned and stay safe Jayhawk Nation!
Information about the May 20th vaccination clinic for all eligible students/community members 16 (parent consent needed) and over being held at VCL High School cafeteria. https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1wFAcUG1dWxhS9oCf0GDeGNF72sTomtH4 Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Hey Jrs and Srs, if you are still in need of a tux rental for our upcoming prom on May 15th, please stop into our HS Cafeteria today between 1:30pm and 3pm to be fitted by Ann Marie of Ann Marie's Bridal!
Just a quick reminder that the Boys Basketball meeting originally scheduled for today has been changed to Tuesday March 11th at 1:15pm in the HS library. This is for grades 7-11.
We are pleased to announce that Vandercook Lake has been selected to host a vaccination clinic on May 20th starting around 2 pm. More detail to come soon.
8th graders, please remember to bring your chrome books fully charged to testing tomorrow.
Congratulations to Demarion Smith for his All-State Honorable Mention selection! #BelieveAchieveSOAR! https://www.mlive.com/highschoolsports/2021/04/meet-the-2021-associated-press-division-3-all-state-boys-basketball-team.html
Vandercook Lake Public Schools will resume in-person instruction starting Monday, April 19th. Anticipate adjustments in bus pick-up and drop-off times due to a shortage of available bus drivers. We will communicate bus schedule changes as soon as details are available.
Just a reminder to ALL juniors attending testing tomorrow, please bring your chromebooks charged and ready to go before coming into the building. The finish line is almost is in site...you're doing great!
Just a quick reminder to our 8th-11th grade students, if you are in need of bus transportation for testing this week, please contact the MS/HS office by 1:00pm today. Our phone number is 782-8167. Thank you!
Monday's Board meeting will be held in the HS Media Center. Due to COVID restrictions, we ask that all public participants please attend virtually. https://jcisd-org.zoom.us/j/82659655287?pwd=RVZvb3JJcVdkbmd6REVBdXlsdFJXdz09 Meeting ID: 826 5965 5287 Passcode: 968440
Due to COVID-19's continued impact on our students and staff, Vandercook Lake Public Schools will be fully remote through Friday, April 16th. Meals will continue to be distributed on M/W/F from noon to 1:30 pm. The Nest Daycare will be closed during this timeframe.
Good luck at wrestling states today Connor Riddle! #Jayhawkpride
As a result of the recent increase in COVID cases in Jackson Co. and the impact it is having on our students and staff, Vandercook Lake Public Schools will be fully remote the week of April 5-9. Specific school, meal and athletics information will be relayed in the near future.
3 wrestlers heading to regionals AND our competitive cheer team heading to regionals?! It's a GREAT day to be a Jayhawk!!
The health department will be offering vision screening to all 7th and 9th grade Vandercook Lake students on Wednesday March 24th. If you have any questions, please call the HS office at 782-8167.
Vandy Families: We have unclaimed food boxes for those in need. Boxes will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis, starting at 9am. Boxes can be picked up at our Central Office which is located at the MS/HS campus, park in the circle. One box per family, please.
Jayhawk Nation, we need to borrow a VLHS yearbook that has the Senior Classes for 1982 and 1999 in them. We need to scan the books for a project. If you have the '82 or '99 edition and would be willing to lend it to the district, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Any boy in grades 9-12 interested in playing boys golf this spring? There will be a meeting on Monday March 15 after school in the HS library. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Varner at email@example.com
Monday's Board meeting will be held in the HS Media Center. The meeting will start at 6 pm and is limited to 25 individuals. We also will live stream at https://jcisd-org.zoom.us/j/88237908989?pwd=M1E2Qk8vcUxGRnNIcU9WN2tiaVZGZz09 Meeting ID: 882 3790 8989 Passcode: 712622
Beginning Monday March 1st, we will be down a bus driver so there may be a delay in pick up and drop off times. We appreciate your patience as we work through this adjustment and ensure our students all get to school safely.
A friendly reminder that Vandercook Lake Public Schools will be remote only today in order to allow staff the opportunity to receive their second round of shots for the COVID-19 vaccination.
Vandercook Lake Public Schools will be closed Friday, February 5th due to inclement weather. The Nest Daycare at Townsend Elementary is also closed.
Current 10th graders: please check your email for important information concerning your schedule for next year and our Jackson Area Career Center. #bright is your future
Login information for next week's regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting on February 8, 2021. https://jcisd-org.zoom.us/j/87547594322?pwd=d2JFTDU0amt2bG1pTjZaY1FRZXJBUT09 Meeting ID: 875 4759 4322 Passcode: 666895 The meeting starts at 6 pm.
Just a quick reminder that picture retakes for MS/HS are today. Times have adjusted a little with MS offering retakes from 9am-10am and HS offering retakes 10:15am-12pm. We look forward to seeing your smiling faces!
Reminder to MS/HS students: Thursday, January 21st will be a remote learning day as our staff gets their Covid vaccinations. Students are expected to continue learning through their Google classrooms. We will see you on Friday.
Picture retake day for the MS/HS will take place this Friday, January 22nd in the Middle School Gym from 7:45am-9:15am for middle school and 9:30-12:00 for high school. Codes for pictures if you would like to order online are as follows: MS: EVTMZGP3H HS: EVTPGCQDB
Picture retakes for the Middle School/High School will be held on Friday January 22nd until noon. Middle School Picture Day ID for Online Ordering: EVTMZGP3H High School Picture Day ID for Online Ordering: EVTPGCQDB
Vandercook Lake announces remote-only learning days for Jan. 21st and Feb. 11th. https://youtu.be/BSXTkHczlcg
We are looking forward to starting back with in-person learners tomorrow. Please remember to bring your charged Chromebooks. See you tomorrow!
Login information for the upcoming regularly scheduled Monday, January 11th Board of Education meeting:. https://jcisd-org.zoom.us/j/86789573042?pwd=bkl3Tll1dGhuMFVoR2tmWHd3ejJXZz09 . The meeting starts at 6pm.
A friendly reminder that free breakfast/lunch meals are available today only. Pick ups at the high school are from Noon - 1 pm. Neighborhood delivery times may vary slightly. Supplies are limited. First come, first served.
A friendly reminder that free breakfast/lunch meals are available today only. Pick ups at the high school are from Noon - 1 pm. Neighborhood delivery times may vary slightly. Supplies are limited. First come, first served.
Have a safe a happy holiday season! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1fluFDk7N67EO--jNMrb6OlS-eIEj7MtzaqEA-SWgRYQ/edit?usp=sharing
Hey Jayhawks! Just a quick reminder that our kitchen staff will be handing out boxes containing a week's worth of food on Monday December 21st and Monday December 28th from 12pm-1pm in our HS circle drive!
Important changes to our free breakfast/lunch program over Winter Break. Who: Any individual 18 years or younger What: A week’s worth of free breakfast/lunch items per person (while supplies last!) Where: Vandercook Lake High School or currently established neighborhood stops When: Monday, December 21st and 28th. Pick up at the high school will be between Noon and 1 pm. Neighborhood bus stop times will vary. Why: Because we care! We revert back to our traditional M/W/F schedule on Monday, January 4th, 2021.
Hey parents, we know this is a difficult time for students and parents alike. Maneuvering new ways to learn can be stressful and frustrating. We have created a short slide show for parents with guidance on how to use Google Classroom. As always, we are here to help whenever you need assistance. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1-X6sAjV4MqL2NWjlFxauaZf06MHXsat-ugxQvioM2eU/edit?usp=sharing
Hey parents, struggling to understand Google Classroom and how to use it. It can be confusing! We have put together a short slide show to hopefully allow some guidance to how this program works. As always, please feel free to reach out to us and we will be more than happy to help! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1-X6sAjV4MqL2NWjlFxauaZf06MHXsat-ugxQvioM2eU/edit?usp=sharing
Login information for the upcoming regularly scheduled Monday, December 14th Board of Education meeting: https://jcisd-org.zoom.us/j/84443207368?pwd=VjRrZG01Sy9HSjRGM0JBVFlPK3FhQT09 . The meeting starts at 6 pm.
Good afternoon Jayhawks!! Here is an updated list of Teacher ZOOM meetings in case you are needing extra help! Hey, it wouldn't hurt just to stop on and say hello to your teacher and classmates! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DvM1Oksl9RTCPnvM9h2ebcd-mRJetBjfxsX4_o5qMos/edit?usp=sharing
Jayhawk family, times are uncertain and unpredictable, but please know that we are here for you! Our administration has decided to extend our remote learning until January 8th. Please see the link below with the letter attached from our Superintendent. And as always,please, please, please reach out to us. We are here to help you. We are available in the MS/HS office Monday thru Friday from 8am-3pm. Please call with any questions! We'd love to hear your voices! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Qezbc88fmUpZyps6wZ_WXh2P3Mi9jm28VjqP-fl4NuE/edit?usp=sharing
Instruction for all grades (PreK-12) will be conducted remotely until Monday, January 11, 2021. https://bit.ly/2L0GJj5
Need help with your homework? Miss seeing all of your teachers everyday? Well guess what...they miss you all too!! Here is a link to their zoom schedules! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DvM1Oksl9RTCPnvM9h2ebcd-mRJetBjfxsX4_o5qMos/edit?usp=sharing
Looking for some extra help from your teachers? Miss seeing them everyday? Guess what, they miss you too!! Here are MS/HS zoom times are located in this link below. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DvM1Oksl9RTCPnvM9h2ebcd-mRJetBjfxsX4_o5qMos/edit?usp=sharin
Congratulations to our own Ms. Stanley for bring featured on MEMSPA Minute Spotlight. Well deserved! #BelieveAchieveSOAR! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10224233622173454&id=1389594948
Thank you to everyone who helped to make our new remote learning lunch program a success! Just a reminder that next week will be different for pickup/dropoff as it is a holiday week. On Monday November 23, breakfast and lunch will be provided for Monday and Tuesday. On Tuesday November 24, breakfast and lunch will be provided for the 5 following days as we will be on holiday break until the following Monday, November 30. Again, for any questions please feel free to contact your student's school building. Stay safe Jayhawks!
We would like to remind students to continue to log into their emails, google classrooms, etc. Please continue to work on your daily classwork and participate in offered zoom lessons as these will help you to stay on track academically. For MS/HS students, grades earned during this semester will be recorded on your transcript as you have earned them. We understand this is a different way of learning, but we still expect each of you to be accountable for your classwork and your grades. If you have any questions, please reach out to your teachers through email, or feel free to contact our office. Again, stay safe Jayhawks and we look forward to seeing you all in the near future.
Jayhawk Nation, In accordance with today's MDHHS Emergency Order, Vandercook Lake High School students (9-12) will continue with remote learning until Tuesday, December 8, 2020. All athletic practices and games (6-12) have been suspended during this time frame. Remote learning for Townsend Elementary (PreK-6) and Vandercook Lake Middle School (7-8) students will be extended at least until Monday, November 30, 2020. In the near future, our district will restart offering meals for pick-up. Specific details including dates, times, and locations will be announced in the next couple of days. Stay strong Jayhawks and Mask Up!
Message to Jayhawk community
Login information for the upcoming regularly scheduled Monday, November 9th Board of Education meeting: https://jcisd-org.zoom.us/j/85193894824?pwd=ZUdBVit2Mk84bkkrRnBWbFNPOUdtQT09
Login informaiton for tonight's regularly scheduled Monday, November 9th Board of Education meeting: https://jcisd-org.zoom.us/j/85193894824?pwd=ZUdBVit2Mk84bkkrRnBWbFNPOUdtQT09
Morning Career Center bus will be leaving at 7:45am until further notice. Please make sure your student is to the school no later than 7:40.
Attention students in grades 7-12: Basketball open gym is underway!! Please stop in and sign up in the front office! Remote learner? You can still play! Call the front office and we will add your name to the list!!
It's bowling time!!! Sign ups are in the front office. If you are a remote learner, please call the school and we will write your name of the list! Let's go Jayhawks!!! It's an exciting new year!!
Jayhawk Nation: please remember to vote this Tuesday. Vandercook Lake has a Headlee Override Non-homestead Millage Renewal on the battot. For FAQs visit https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gLtbYWqUWwJt97X82ZvbbHOIM5EJNRMax477x3dU1OQ/edit?usp=sharing . Go Jayhawks!
Please remember to vote on the Non-homestead Millage Renewal proposal that is on this year's ballot. A 'yes' vote will ensure FULL per-pupil funding for the next 5 years. The millage does not increase a homeowner's taxes. Go to www.vandyschools.org for more details.
Congrats KD and Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=795091907957208&id=100023692176567&sfnsn=mo
School pictures are in for MS/HS students! If your child is a remote learner and needs to pick up their pictures, please stop in the office anytime this week or next before 3pm!
The HS/MS held a lockdown drill at 8:45 today, good job staff and students!
Thursday, October 22 is our first SADD/MTD meeting. We will be planning events for the year. This is a great chance to join a fun group of students and make a positive impact on your school! Email Mrs. Berlin for the zoom link!
Please remember to vote on the Non-homestead Millage Renewal that will be on your November ballot. A 'Yes' vote will ensure FULL per-pupil funding for the next 5 years and does not increase a homeowner's taxes. Go to https://www.vandyschools.org/ for more details.
Please remember to vote on November 3rd. We have a Non-homestead Millage Renewal proposal on the ballot. The proposal ensures that we receive the full per-pupil amount from the State. https://www.vandyschools.org/article/313635?org=vandercook-lake
The current electrical issues we are experiencing will NOT have an impact on tonight's sporting events. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Due to electrical issues, Vandercook Lake Schools are canceling all in-person instruction for Friday, October sixteenth. Students who are able to participate remotely are expected to do so on Friday. Foodservice for Friday through the weekend will not be available.
A HUGE thank you to Lowes for donating 50 boxes of N95 face masks to our school district! Thank you for keeping our students safe!
A HUGE shoutout to Lowes for donating 50 boxes of M95 masks to our school district! Thank you for helping us keep our students safe!
Attention ALL Career Center students! There will be NO Career Center on Friday October 16th due to the half day of school. You are expected to show up at 7:40am and go to your homeroom where you can work on your classes until our dismissal at 11am.
Good morning Jayhawks! Here are the announcements for the MS/HS for today: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UU7n12RBS9TLgKtOtKQxyQNJqruvqNOBH5exZoxFW-k/edit?usp=sharing
Attention MS/HS math students: If you are having issues with Khan Academy, they are working on it.
Tonight's JV Volleyball game will have a start time of 5:30PM with doors opening at 4:45PM. Good luck Jayhawks!
Voting 'Yes' on the November Non-homestead renewal proposal will ensure that our district receives the full per-pupil amount from the State. This DOES NOT impact taxes on a homeowner's primary residence. https://www.vandyschools.org/article/313635?org=vandercook-lake
Today's Board Meeting at 6 pm can be attended in person. We are also going to live stream the meeting via Zoom. https://jcisd-org.zoom.us/j/86723870575?pwd=a3dLU01nMXNJMmxXUzA5aDZSdlVHUT09
Congratulations to this year's high school fall class representatives! 9th grade: Jozlyn Davis & Santel Durham 10th grade: Abigail Clark & Andrew Welch 11th grade: Skyler Macomber & Camren Lackey 12th grade: Chloe Melville Schweda, Miah Ball, Breanna Ray & Morgan LeFaive; Gaven Cooper; Kaden DuBois, David Porras, & Nolan Melchiori Goodband Congratulations representatives!
Good morning, Bus 28 for MS/HS students is running late today. We do have a bus on it's way to pick up students who normally ride that bus. Please look for Bus 27.
To receive full funding from the State, every school district must periodically ask their voters to restore their Non-homestead millage. This is not a tax increase and is only applied to non-homesteaded properties. https://www.vandyschools.org/article/313635?org=vandercook-lake
Good morning Jayhawks! Here are the announcements for the MS/HS for 10/9/2020: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UU7n12RBS9TLgKtOtKQxyQNJqruvqNOBH5exZoxFW-k/edit?usp=sharing
Good morning Jayhawks! Here are the announcements for 10/9/2020: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UU7n12RBS9TLgKtOtKQxyQNJqruvqNOBH5exZoxFW-k/edit?usp=sharing Enjoy your weekend!
Voter information on this November's Headlee Override non-homestead millage renewal. https://www.vandyschools.org/article/313635?org=vandercook-lake #BeleiveAchieveSOAR!
The MS/HS conducted a fire drill today at 1:00pm, good job Jayhawks
Vandercook Lake's next board meeting will be Monday, October 12th. The meeting will take place in our high school media center and will start at 6 pm. Anyone planning to attend the meeting will be required to wear a face covering. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Proud to be a Jayhawk! https://www.mlive.com/highschoolsports/2020/10/vandercook-lake-volleyball-team-enjoying-its-last-dance-under-coach-kenny-brokaw.html?fbclid=IwAR1Lk46UKxZb1P4Vq7SwS #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow is COUNT day!! Every student who checks in with their teacher will be entered to win a FREE Subway gift certificate! Don't forget to check in-we have TONS of certificates to give away!! #Believe.Achieve.SOAR!
A letter to our community. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ADGA3bim3Qhg_Yyg_dqnMdZigBvGXlELXK2M5hmMFH0/edit?usp=drivesdk
ATTENTION SENIORS: Remember tomorrow at 9am via Zoom with Mr.Miller! This is the start to completing the FAFSA. What you will need: 1. Know your social security number 2. Drivers license (if you have it) 3. Your current address 4. Phone number 5. If you filed taxes in 2019 you will need to have the address that shows up on the 2019 tax forms. Any questions email Mr.Miller! (Tmiller@jacksoncac.org)
Important picture day message for remote/combo learners. If your name begins with A-M, your pictures will be taken between 1:30pm and 2:30pm. Letters N-Z, pictures will be taken from 2:30pm-3:30pm. Please wear a mask to enter the building. Directions will then be given for pictures. MS Code for online ordering: EVTSJVTNV HS Code for online ordering: EVTH7XMSM
MS/HS Picture Day is almost here! In person learners will have pictures taken from 7:45am-12pm on Oct. 2nd in the MS Gym. Forms are located in the HS office, or packages can be ordered online. MS Code: EVTSJVTNV HS Code: EVTH7XMWM Remote/Combination learners will have pictures taken from 1:30-3:30 Oct. 2nd. Important information for pictures will follow soon for these learners. Please feel free to reach out with any questions, 782-8167.
REMINDER FOR CURRENT JUNIORS: Monday, Sept.28 @ 7:00pm is Financial Aid Night for Juniors! If you haven't signed up already, email Travis Miller (TMiller@jacksoncac.org) and sign up! He will email you a zoom link to participate. We look forward to seeing you Monday!
Students! If you are interested in Oakland University and want to attend a virtual tour with a college admissions counselor on Monday, Oct.19 @ 4:00 pm, email Mr.Mann! (Tim.Mann@vandyschools.org)
Volleyball seniors honored at last night's victory over Grass Lake. https://photos.app.goo.gl/YZtPEGtp6xdFCL646 #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Volleyball honors their senior players before taking Grass Lake in 4 sets. https://www.mlive.com/highschoolsports/2020/09/vandercook-lake-volleyball-celebrates-emotional-senior-night-with-win-over-grass-lake.html
Any high school students interested in going to the University of Michigan? There is a "Virtual High School Information Q & A Session" with an admissions counselor from U of M on Tuesday, Sept. 29 @ 3:30pm, as well as Thursday, Oct. 15 @ 6:00pm. Email Mr.Mann to sign up! (Tim.Mann@vandyschools.org)
Informational flyer on our non-homestead millage proposal that will be on the November 3rd ballot: https://drive.google.com/file/d/162o5Dvt-GOYW9V838oi6-01K1_ybOug-/view?usp=drivesdk
ATTENTION STUDENTS INTERESTED IN ADRIAN COLLEGE: There is a Virtual Tour being held by their admissions counselor! When: Sept. 30 @ 3pm Where: Via Zoom To get signed up email Mr.Mann! (Tim.Mann@vandyschools.org)
On November 3rd, VCL will be asking voters to renew a Headlee Override Millage. The millage must be renewed every 5 years and was last renewed in 2015. This is NOT a new millage and will NOT raise your taxes. Click the link for the proposal's FAQs document. https://bit.ly/3mQsYlI
Attention Students taking the PSAT Tomorrow: Arrive at 7:30am Report to the Middle School Gym If you have a school issued calculator bring it with you. If you do not have a school issued calculator, we have reserves that will be provided for you. #2 pencils will be provided. Any questions email Mr.Mann or Mrs.Rudloff. See you all tomorrow!
Vandercook Lake Fall Team Spirit Stores are coming 9/21-9/30!! Volleyball Link: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/2020STHVCL Golf Link: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/2020STHVLG Cross Country Link: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/2020STHVXC Football Link: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/2020STHVCF Cheer Link: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/2020VCLCHR #GOFIGHTWIN!
Middle School Football practice starts Monday & Tuesday 3:30-5:00pm. Bring own water bottle. Please come dressed and ready on the practice field. #MaskUp
The MS/HS conducted a fire drill at 9:30 today, good job Jayhawks!
ATTENTION SENIORS: The SAT is next week Wednesday, September 23 at Vandercook Lake MS/HS. Remote learners be at the middle school gym entrance at 7:30am. In-person learners report to your homerooms at 7:30am. There are NO CELL PHONES allowed at the testing site. If you have been provided a school calculator, bring it with you for the test. If you have any questions, email Mr.Mann or Mrs.Rudloff. See you all next Wednesday!
MS/HS picture day will be held on October 2nd. In person learners will have pictures taken in the morning. If you are a remote/combination learners,not here normally on this day, please come to have your picture taken at 1pm in the MS Gym. We will be allowing remote students in one at a time, following our covid guidelines, to have school pictures taken. Bring your mask and your smile!
The first match of the volleyball season is a big one.... Vandy heads to Hanover to take on the Comets. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Attention Senior Students and Parents/Guardians: Financial Aid night has been changed to Wednesday, October 7 at 6:00pm. It will be hosted by Mr.Miller from the Jackson Area Career and College Access Center via ZOOM. In order to sign up and be invited, or if you have any questions, email Mr.Miller (TMiller@jacksoncac.org).
ATTENTION REMOTE LEARNERS: It is very important to keep a schedule! Not only for your mental health, academics, and personal life, but also to check in with your teachers. Make sure you check your email and online learning platforms every day. Parents/guardians please help remind our remote learners that in these days and times communication is vital. Thanks in advance! - Mr.Mann
ATTENTION SENIORS: Vandercook Lake High School is offering the SAT to all seniors this September 23, 2020 @ 8:00am in the Middle School Gym. All seniors are expected to show up and take the exam. The exam lasts around 4 hours. Check your email account for study materials.
Vandercook Lake MS/HS held a Tornado Drill at 1:00, good job Jayhawks!
Attention Senior Students and Parents/Guardians: Financial Aid night will be hosted by Mr.Miller from the Jackson Area Career and College Access Center on September 29th, 2020 via ZOOM. In order to sign up and be invited, email Mr.Miller (TMiller@jacksoncac.org).
Attention Junior Students and Parents/Guardians: Financial Aid night will be hosted by Mr.Miller from the Jackson Area Career and College Access Center on September 28th, 2020 via ZOOM. In order to sign up and be invited, email Mr.Miller (TMiller@jacksoncac.org).
Login information for the upcoming regularly scheduled Monday, September 14th Board of Education meeting: https://jcisd-org.zoom.us/j/86980963211?pwd=WFZNRUpmbjljQmY4Q0VMVE5GR2ZWUT09
Parents interested in learning about Jackson College Early College Program: Virtual Informational Meetings for Parents of 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th Graders. Learn how your child could earn a certificate, an Associate's degree or up to 60 transferable credits at little-to-no cost to families. September 14 @ 6:00pm September 23 @ 6:00 pm October 1 @ 6:00pm If you are interested in taking advantage of this unique educational opportunity and have questions prior to the parent meetings, contact Jean Logan, JCEC Administrator - firstname.lastname@example.org or (517) 581 - 2003. Please RSVP: email@example.com In you response, please indicate your child's name & school district. A link on how to join the virtual meeting will be sent to you. Please note: 2020-21 Juniors have a deadline of October 15.
ATTENTION SENIORS This upcoming Tuesday (9/8/20) at 9:00 am there is a mandatory zoom meeting to attend with Mr.Miller from the College and Career Access Center. The meeting is about the college application process as well as entering the work force after high school! Mr.Miller will email you a link to join the meeting. Mr.Goedert will also be posting a link to the zoom meeting on his English 12 google classroom page. You are required to attend the meeting and complete the Senior Survey!
Thank you everyone for a fantastic start to the 2020-2021 school year. Please remember to bring your Chromebook, mask, and water bottle tomorrow. Also, a reminder that Thursday and Friday are 1/2 days. Go Jayhawks!
Looking forward to our first day of the new school year. Remember that all 'in-person' students and bus rides MUST wear face masks. Please ensure that your student has their mask and a refillable water bottle. Carefully and safely...Let's get this school year started!
Jayhawk Nation: with warmer temps headed our way, a decision has been made to switch to half-days on Thursday and Friday. Release times for W/Th/F will be 11 am at the MS/HS and 12:05 pm at Townsend. Sack lunches will be provided to all 'in person' students.
Attention bus riding families: bus stop times are currently being worked on. Please anticipate a call on Tuesday letting families know the approximate time their student can expect to be picked up in the morning. We appreciate your patience and understanding on the matter.
MS/HS families: Our Return to Learn Plan is available on our website at www.vandyschools.org . Please read and fill out the commitment form that is linked in the document or go to: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17aDvjaNxQf6asWXT3FITe6jcTJcXFkhCGwq78zbtO1U/edit?usp=sharing
Jayhawk Nation. An overview of our Return to Learn plan has been added to our website. Go to www.vandyschools.org to review the plan. Upon adoption, building-specific plans that will address many of your questions will be released. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Login information for the upcoming regularly scheduled Monday, August 10th Board of Education meeting: Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/92307325916?pwd=VEcwTk4yYXVSa25UUVRJK1VaRnZ6QT09
A general overview of how our district anticipates learning will look like depending on our regions MI SAFE START phase we find ourselves in. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FTfWkEHAAAWCW7rmERnfHD-OzrXG6DRv/view?usp=drivesdk
An update on our district's progress as we develop our Return to Learn plan for the 20-21 School Year. Building specific updates can be anticipated in the upcoming days. https://drive.google.com/file/d/15-vLsLCsUEO92-kDNpaGBEsR0ujhlLZR/view?usp=sharing #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
A message from the Superintendents of Jackson County: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MZ2-0LebJaLlCBvmPuC6H_VDDpwXUuHilxTZWK6OxT8/edit?usp=sharing Stay safe Jayhawk Nation. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
WARNING: If you are a parent or grandparent, there is a tissue alert when viewing this video! Here is a link to the Vandercook Lake High School's Class of 2020 Commencement Program. https://drive.google.com/file/d/16KJ4ZNmM9QlMXYUT3w7KGpim2g_q5jAB/view?usp=sharing
Logon information for the upcoming regularly scheduled Monday, July 13th Board of Education meeting: https://zoom.us/j/99142064943?pwd=V2Vjb1F4OVVBMUZCaDQ0UkxLQkNodz09
A friendly reminder that we will be serving lunches (11 am - 1 pm) on Wednesday and Thursday of this week as a result of the 4th of July Holiday. We do not anticipate having produce/cheese/meat boxes on those days. If anything changes, we will post the updated information.
Logon info for the upcoming June 22nd Special Board meeting: Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/93286593184?pwd=MGFyRWFxbTdxNkl1QmdoYjhUaVErZz09 Meeting ID: 932 8659 3184 Password: 1S64EQ One tap mobile +19292056099
Logon info for the upcoming Special Board meeting: Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/93286593184?pwd=MGFyRWFxbTdxNkl1QmdoYjhUaVErZz09 Meeting ID: 932 8659 3184 Password: 1S64EQ One tap mobile +19292056099
A little trip down memory lane for our Class of 2020. Thx Chloe L. for the video. https://youtu.be/sSi5jqK5tnY #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Jayhawk Nation, please take a couple of minutes and fill out our survey at https://bit.ly/30JS3pN . The information from the survey will allow us to better understand and address the needs of our families for the upcoming school year. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Due to the continuance of Social Distancjng restrictions in the Governor’s Executive Orders, the Junior/Senior prom is canceled for this year. We wish you a safe and restful summer.
Tonight's Board of Education meeting will be livestreamed due to Covid-19 restrictions. The livestream will be availble at https://meet.google.com/vrt-vxzo-kdi or by phone at +1 904-900-0677 PIN: 386 464 349#. The meeting will start at 6 pm.
Photos from our 2020 Commencement Celebration. https://jtv.tv/vandercook-lake-high-school-virtual-graduation-6-4-20-photo-gallery/ https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HZQbycDIYBgu3tApvlNZW5hhZbxXcPfD #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
The entire Jayhawk Nation mourns the loss of one of our great educators. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vUUGQRR0s2jhwy38MN3e3a4nMhjDOwEhaE-jRhBDEr4/edit?usp=sharing
Vandercook Lake Middle School's entrees in this years Jackson County Student Art Show. https://www.jxnartteachers.org/jxnartteachers/vandercook-middle-school/ Again, great job Mrs. Boldt and our Jayhawk artists. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Vandercook Lake High School's entrees in this years Jackson County Student Art Show. https://www.jxnartteachers.org/jxnartteachers/vandercook-high-school/ Way to go Mrs. Boldt and all of our artistic Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Our June 8th Board of Education meeting will be livestreamed due to Covid-19 restrictions. The livestream will be availble at https://meet.google.com/vrt-vxzo-kdi or by phone at +1 904-900-0677 PIN: 386 464 349#. The meeting will start at 6 pm.
Attention Seniors: Dear Seniors and Families, We have redesigned the Commencement scheduled for June 4th to take advantage of the latest EO that increased the outdoor gathering size to 100. At their allotted time, parents will accompany their graduates into the building to record their message and then rejoin the rest of their family outside the building at the main entryway where the graduate’s name will be announced. The graduate will receive their diploma presented by a board member in front of their family. This allows all family members the chance to be present when their graduate’s diploma is presented. After receiving their diploma the family and graduate will make their way over to another area for photos. After photos, we are asking that the family proceed to exit the campus in order to keep the gathering size within the EO. All speeches will be filmed in the gymnasium and JTV will still film the ceremony to be aired at a later time. The LiveStream will be set-up outside to capture the graduates receiving their diplomas. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday
Attention Seniors: We are currently reviewing the details of Governor Whitmer's latest EO to see if we are able to legally expand the number of family members who may be present in the gymnasium for Thursday's Ceremony. We will advise soon.
Graduating Jayhawks Evie and Annie share their thoughts on the Class of 2020's unique senior year. https://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/2020/05/jackson-area-high-school-seniors-reflect-on-recent-events-look-to-future.html. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Vandy's own Maesyn Hynes being interviewed by Bart Hawley. https://jtv.tv/senior-experience-with-vandercook-lake-graduate-maesyn-hynes/ . Congrats to Maesyn and all of our Class of 2020. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Watch today's Bart Hawley Show where our own Maesyn Hynes will be interviewed as Vandercook Lake's Senior Spotlight representative. Congratuations Maesyn, well deserved.
We would like to congratulate the recipients of this year's Scholar Athlete Award!! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1-6aSVck8EybjjY_gb0_a5PRtSIqSxbrAZKECBi2lb7o/edit?usp=drivesdk
Jayhawk Class of 2020: Celebrate your graduation with the Nation. #GraduateTogether Saturday, May 16th @ 8 pm on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX visit https://graduatetogether2020.com/ for more details. #BeleiveAchieveSOAR!
Hats off to our Jayhawk artists and our great art teachers! https://youtu.be/t6xwkEiY_bk #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
ATTENTION SENIORS: Make sure your consistently checking your email. Vandercook Lake Scholarship materials are due this Friday, May 15. Check your email for specific guidelines and requirements. Any questions, email Mr.Mann @ Tim.Mann@Vandyschools.org
It has been reported that our District's families are starting to receive their P-EBT cards as a result of our District's CEP status (free breaksfast/lunch for all students). The State has not provided guidance on how these are being rolled out, so please be patient.
Hey Vandercook, there is a free application in the app store called "Stop, Breathe and Think" It's a great tool to use to take care of your mentality. There are tons of guided breathing activities for students and adults alike. Check it out! https://www.stopbreathethink.com/
Any student in grades 6-12 who needs to pick up locker contents, pottery, etc., we will be open tomorrow, Wednesday May 6 from 11-1 for pick up. Please pull into the high school lot and we will come out to help you!
Information to participate in Vandercook Lake's May 11th Virtual Board of Education meeting starting at 6 pm. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/97066945729?pwd=TFJEUElyaXpROWMreWdDUStDNXZEdz09 Meeting ID: 970 6694 5729 Password: 8E6094
We have pottery and locker contents available for pick up Wednesday, May 6 from 11 - 1. Please park in the lot and we’ll be out to help you!
LifeWays Community Mental Health has an Intensive Crisis Stabilization Services (ICSS) team available to help students in need. Below is a link to their website where you can learn about services they provide. They are here to help, don't hesitate to contact them if you or your loved ones are in need. https://www.lifewayscmh.org/Crisis1
Students in grades 6-12 may pick up locker contents, learning packets and pottery from 11-1 tomorrow, Friday May 1. Please park in the parking lot and we will come out to help you!
Vandercook Students, Parents and Staff, watch this video! It's only four minutes long, but it has some positive messages involved that I think everyone should hear at this time. Check it out if you can spare 5 minutes today. It's worth the watch! https://youtu.be/58iMhiGo1Xc
With our Governor's Executive Order 2020-48, which extends the 'Stay home, stay safe' mandate, Vandercook Lake's May 11th Regular Board Meeting will be held virtually. Login details for public participation will be posted in the near future.
Mental Health Tip of the Day: Students, if you find yourself out of sorts during quarantine... try making a schedule. Making a list or schedule of things to accomplish for the next day will turn on more of the dopaminergic reward circuitry built into your central nervous system. In other words... every time you check something off the list, the more accomplished you will feel, which will lead to feeling content and satisfied. The trick to making a schedule is...it's not a prison! Create the day you want to have. When creating a schedule its essential to have goals in mind. Start small and build up. If you want to make a schedule and don't know where to start, don't hesitate to contact Mr.Mann, he would love to help you specify your goals and make a schedule!
Locker contents and learning packet pick up continues! Students from grades 6-12 can pick up on Tuesday, April 28 between 4-6 PM. Please pull in to the parking lot and a staff member will come out to the car!
Mental Health Tip of the Day: Talk to your child about mental health. Here is a quick read article that outlines talking to your child about mental health from preschool to high school. Check it out. https://tinyurl.com/yao9vecp
Tomorrow is 7th and 8th grade pick up for locker contents and learning packets from 11-1. Please park in the high school parking lot and stay in your car. We will come out to see you!
Mental Health Tip of the Day: Take care of yourself. Eating healthy, exercising, good sleep, breathing exercises and social interaction (while practicing social distancing of course) will pave the way for a healthy life. Take care of yourself. You are important!
Tomorrow is locker contents/learning packet pick up for 9th and 10th graders between 11-1. Please park in the high school lot and stay in your vehicle. We’ll be out to bring you your things!
Locker Contents/Learning Packet Pickup All pick ups are from 11 AM-1PM Monday 4/20- Juniors and Seniors Tuesday 4/21 - Freshmen and Sophomores Wednesday 4/22 - 6th grade Thursday 4/23 - 7th and 8th grades Pull into a spot in the high school parking lot and stay in your vehicle. A staff member will come out to you. Thank you for your patience. Stay safe, Jayhawks!
Family resources during these trying times. https://tinyurl.com/ybjxyqaq Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
I was really looking forward to watching our softball team defend their conference championship. https://jtv.tv/vcl-softball-players-missing-out-on-repeat-attempt/ We are going to miss our 2020 athletes. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Thank you to our own super AP, Ms. Doreen Warner. Her extraordinary stitching skills are currently on display as she quickly created 5 masks for our transportation crew who are being called on to deliver meals to the community. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
I am so proud to be a part of such a great group. Hats off to the Vandercook Lake Lions Club. , They do so much for our community. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10159606134934112&id=61534299111. #BelieveAchieve SOAR!
Jayhawk Nation vote for our own Kate Leach in this M-Live poll. https://www.mlive.com/highschoolsports/2020/04/which-jackson-area-softball-player-will-you-miss-watching-most-in-2020.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=jacksoncitpat_sf&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR1RbtAGVT2Aezl-ZoRj344H97sGU8HNpHnFUdhGzPJ956PSO0dof9kJ9tE
Vandercook Lake Public School's Continuity of Learning and COVID-19 Response Plan https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zCtw0mq-0eoFpvOeJzkfh5tiju9AO1yq37RewIoDkjU/edit?usp=sharing Stay safe Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Senior families, K105.3 is accepting Senior Salute submissions. Go to https://www.k1053.com/k105-3-senior-salutes/ and fill out the online form to have your senior honored. Thanks, K105.3. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Shared COVID-19 documents from the JC Health Department. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1r_Mk-c3_5vt1orBVsaMrcGTa-cEnIttT?usp=sharing
Vandercook Lake's regularly scheduled April 13th Board of Education meeting has officially been cancelled. Our next Board of Education meeting is currently scheduled for Monday, May 11th at 6 pm. Stay safe Jayhawks!
Congrats to Kylie B, Breanna R, Brianna A, and Justice W and the entire cheer team and a great season! https://www.mlive.com/sports/jackson/2020/04/meet-the-cascades-all-conference-competitive-cheer-team-for-2019-20.html?fbclid=IwAR29dM_g_QWUhvLKjG36J96y13znFNJscXnuWuAyx6vR03MwW
Attn Parents: Please go to https://forms.gle/y8ikCHWFfKUip5D59 and complete a three question survey that will help our district access the educational resources available to our students while at home.
Congrats to our very own Jake Taylor. Jake is a tremendous asset to our district. #BelieveAchieveSOAR! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10163235223860716&id=257093090715
A big thanks to the Vandercook Lake Subway. They donated fresh vegetables to be handed out to our free breakfast/lunch program. Thanks Mr. Bob Richardson for your continued support of our schools and the community. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Catch Vandy's own Ms. Jamie Stanley on todays Bart Hawley Show. It will air at 5 pm and 8 pm today.
Jayhawk Nation, earlier today Gov. Whitmer extended the closure of schools until Monday, April 13th. At this time, we will continue to provide breakfast/lunches to those in need. Stay strong Jayhawks. Together, we will get through this! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Parents of students in grades 8-10 who are interested in participating in Vandercook Lake's Early College program should email Jean Logan in person with their application material. Jean's email is firstname.lastname@example.org . #BelieveAcheiveSOAR!
Vandercook Lake Public Schools are pleased to announce that they will be providing free breakfast and lunches to our students in need. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JDuiNL_IDh1LKKP6jD62VLVMYdQejyFX8ReNoUYQCw0/edit?usp=sharing
Please click on the link for an update. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gp1Y97nklDg4GTEUcm4vEVeUeor0LFHoLgG33ci5Lno/edit?usp=sharing
Jayhawk Nation: With the total closure of our school buildings, we are postponing the 3.16.2020 Parent Advisory Committee meeting. A new date will be selected and posted on our social media feeds.
Vandercook Lake Public Schools will have school on Friday, March 13th. This will be the last official day off school until Monday, April 6th. See you in the morning Jayhawks!
Thank you staff and students for a successful lockdown drill today. #BelieveAchieveSOAR
A letter to our community in regards to the Coronavirus that has been in the news recently. https://docs.google.com/document/d/11315L0tE92rvBTF1cFx0r0T4rT7qSPAKZo9g9wEelpQ/edit?usp=sharing
Don't forget tomorrow night is our MS winterfest dance!! Cost is $4 to get in OR pet supplies (animal food, litter, etc.) . We want to give back to our local animal shelter; they take so much of their time to take care of these sweet pets! Dance is 6-7:30pm. Grades 6-8.
Attention MS students grades 6 thru 8....Your winterfest dance will be held on Tuesday March 3rd from 6pm-7:30pm in the HS cafe. Cost is $4 per person, or a donation of pet food, litter, etc. We will be donating to the Jackson Animal Shelter.
It's Winterfest Day!!! Today morning career center students will be dismissed from career center at 9:55AM and afternoon career center students will be dismissed at 1:35PM.
Tonight's MS girls basketball game has been canceled. The Varsity girls basketball game scheduled for tonight is still on.
The MS Winterfest dance for tonight has been canceled. It will be rescheduled. Stay safe and stay warm Jayhawks!
Vandercook Lake Public Schools will be closed Thursday, February 27th due to inclement weather.
The MS winterfest dance scheduled for tomorrow night will now follow the MS girls basketball game tomorrow and be held from 7-8:30 in the high school cafeteria.
Varsity/JV basketball has been cancelled tonight. Varsity only will be made up on March 7 beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Vandercook Lake Public Schools will be closed Wednesday, February 26th due to inclement weather.
7th grade girls basketball practice has been CANCELED for this evening.
Tonight's middle school wrestling meet at Bath has been canceled for this evening. They will have practice after school.
Vandercook Lake Public Schools will be closed today, Thursday, February 6th due to inclement weather.
Ms. Blair and Curtis take a moment to talk about this Friday's Pink & Purple games. https://jtv.tv/vandercook-pink-purple-event-friday/ #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
A friendly reminder that our next Parent Advisory Committee meeting will be held tonight in the high school media center. The meeting starts at 5:30 pm and is open to all. Updates from both buildings will be discussed. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Tonight's middle school wrestling meet has been cancelled. We will wrestle Grass Lake at HOME on Thursday January 30 @ 4:30pm
Our next Parent Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 28th in our high school media center and will start at 5:30 pm. We will be discussing updates on activities going on in both buildings and in the district. The meeting is open to all, so please join us.
There will be NO 7th grade girls basketball practice today; 8th grade girls basketball will practice from 3pm-4:30pm in the middle school gym
Good morning Jayhawks! Here are your MS/HS announcements for today:https://docs.google.com/document/d/19nGCqqDUYU5Xby7KPfhwdZef9yzuCEzC3dfUwWPioAQ/edit?usp=sharing
Good morning Jayhawks! Here are your MS/HS announcements for today: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19nGCqqDUYU5Xby7KPfhwdZef9yzuCEzC3dfUwWPioAQ/edit?usp=sharing
Vandercook Lake Public School Community: On Wednesday, January 8th, school administrators were informed of a possible threat to the middle/high school. This report came to the administration after school had dismissed for the day. The administration immediately notified the Jackson County Sheriff’s office and started to conduct an investigation into the matter. Through a collaborative investigation, the identity of the student responsible for making the statement has been verified. The district has been notified by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department that the student who made the original statement has been detained as a precautionary measure as the investigation continues. With the student currently under the direct supervision of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, it has been determined that the Vandercook Lake Public Schools will be open tomorrow, Thursday, January 8th, 2020. Parents and students may notice an additional police presence at the start of school. The additional police presence was requested by the school district. I want to assure our community that we take these types of threats seriously and that the safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. Scott Leach Superintendent Vandercook Lake Public Schools
At the half: Vandercook Lake 20 - Lumen 29. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSoar!
Welcome back Jayhawks! Here are your MS/HS announcements for today:https://docs.google.com/document/d/19nGCqqDUYU5Xby7KPfhwdZef9yzuCEzC3dfUwWPioAQ/edit?usp=sharing
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