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
Great News! Power has been restored and we should be back to normal on Tuesday!
🥎 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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to our HS wrestlers Connor Riddle and Chris Britton! Connor placed 2nd All Conference in Heavyweight class and Chris placed 3rd All Conference in 112lb class! Good luck to all of our wrestlers as they head to Manchester for individual districts today!
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
Don't miss tonight's JV/Varsity boys basketball game, coming to you live from the court! We will be broadcasting shortly....stayed tuned for some Jayhawk basketball!
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.
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.
Vandercook Lake announces remote-only learning days for Jan. 21st and Feb. 11th. https://youtu.be/BSXTkHczlcg
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.
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.
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.
Instruction for all grades (PreK-12) will be conducted remotely until Monday, January 11, 2021. https://bit.ly/2L0GJj5
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
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!
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
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
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.
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
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!
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!
A letter to our community. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ADGA3bim3Qhg_Yyg_dqnMdZigBvGXlELXK2M5hmMFH0/edit?usp=drivesdk
Attention Middle School Football Players and Parents. We just got word from East Jackson they need to reschedule today's game to tomorrow 10/1 at 5pm. Player bus will leave VCL at 3:45pm tomorrow. Thank you.
Last chance to order! Vandercook Lake Fall Team Spirit Stores close 9/30!! Get your gear today. 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!
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
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
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
Vandercook Lake Fall Team Spirit Stores are coming on 9/21!! 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!
The first match of the volleyball season is a big one.... Vandy heads to Hanover to take on the Comets. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Login information for the upcoming regularly scheduled Monday, September 14th Board of Education meeting: https://jcisd-org.zoom.us/j/86980963211?pwd=WFZNRUpmbjljQmY4Q0VMVE5GR2ZWUT09
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!
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.
The entire Jayhawk Nation mourns the loss of one of our great educators. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vUUGQRR0s2jhwy38MN3e3a4nMhjDOwEhaE-jRhBDEr4/edit?usp=sharing
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.
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!
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.
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
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!
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!
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
Tonight's MS girls basketball game has been canceled. The Varsity girls basketball game scheduled for tonight is still on.
Vandercook Lake Public Schools will be closed Thursday, February 27th due to inclement weather.
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
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 email@example.com
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