Townsend Weekly Announcements 11/21/21
Due to another Covid case in Mrs. Albert’s classroom her home room students only will be virtual until Monday, November 29th. Thank you!
Just a reminder that Townsend PTO will meet tomorrow in the library (wear a mask) at 3:45. Can’t wait to see you there!
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!
Townsend Elem. will be virtual on Mon, Nov. 15 as a result of a heating maintenance issue. We are anticipating that we will be back to in person on Tues, Nov. 16. Chromebooks and classroom details will be sent home with your student today.
Townsend COVID Vaccine Clinic: Friday, Nov 19 in our gym. Slots are still available to sign up. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/townsendpfizer
Townsend families: if your child is in a classroom that is doing remote learning, we will have lunches available for pick up at the circle drive from 11:30-12:30 tomorrow.
Unfortunately, the 5th grade Veteran’s Day concert is being postponed. We will update you on our new concert date.
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!
Upward Basketball League Registration - OPEN Jackson Free's 2022 Upward Basketball League Registration is open. The season will run January 10 - March 11. The league is open to girls and boys Y5-4th grade. Players will be committed to 1 night a week for gym time that includes both practices and games on the same night. Nights will be determined for each age group based on coaches. Register Players: https://registration.upward.org/UPW81445 Volunteer to Coach: https://registration.upward.org/UPW81445/volunteer
Grades 4-6 parade will be indoors due to weather. We will send a YouTube link shortly so you can watch the parade. We apologize for any inconvenience.
K-3 grade parade is inside due to weather. We apologize for any inconvenience. We are still planning 4-6 outside, but we might have to cancel due to weather. Stay tuned.
Parade updates: as of now, we will be having our parades outdoors!! K-3 at 1:00pm and 4-6 at 2:00 pm. IF it starts to rain, we will have to transition to indoors without parents able to come into the building. We are hoping the rain stays away, but please understand if we have to cancel outdoor parades at the last minute.
Townsend parade update: we are still monitoring the weather closely and will make a final decision before noon today.
Townsend families: tomorrow’s weather is not looking good (90% chance of rain) for our outdoor Halloween parade. We will make a final decision tomorrow mid morning on if the parade will be outdoors or indoors. Since parents are not able to come in the building, please monitor for our update on the parade decision tomorrow before you leave to come to Townsend. Thank you.
Townsend families: a few reminders about tomorrow. Please do not sent your child to school in their costumes- put them in their backpacks. Also- no face paint tomorrow will be allowed. Thank you so much and we are looking forward to a fun day!
Townsend families: just a reminder that we have early dismissal tomorrow, Oct 27 at 2:05. Thank you.
Just a reminder we have our FREE yard sale today on the Townsend front lawn until 5:30 today. We are also selling our new Vandy swag here too!
Townsend Reminders: tomorrow is picture day and early release at 2:05
Our new Townsend swag is officially available!!! We have Youth and Adult sizes available! Tee shirts are $10 each($12 for 2xl), sweatshirts are $20 each, and the sweatpants are $15 each. We will have adult sweatpants for sale soon. Come see us tomorrow Oct 20 from 2:30-5:30 during our yard sale and pick up your own Vandy gear!
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!
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!
Good Evening, Townsend families, We had so much fun this past week celebrating Spirit Week! Make sure to follow our Vandyschools page on Facebook to see fun pics from the week! With the cooling weather, please make sure to send your child in with appropriate clothing to the weather. Please make sure that jackets and sweatshirts are labeled with your child’s name. Parents: If you have concerns or questions about something that happened during the school day, please reach out to your child’s teacher first before me or Mrs. Mannor. Many times we are not a part of the situation and the teacher knows what’s going on. If you do not feel the situation is resolved via the teacher, then feel free to contact Mrs. Mannor or myself :) Thank you so very much for your support! We value everything you do to support our students and our staff :) Have a great day! Go Jayhawks!
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
Good Evening, Jayhawk families, Homecoming week is upon us! Let’s kick it into our major school spirit this week by participating in spirit week: Monday is career day: students dress up what they want to be when they grow up. Tuesday is Country vs. Country Club Day. students can Wear your favorite western gear or dress up in your favorite country club prepster clothes. Wednesday is Favorite Sports day: Students can support their favorite teams this day. Thursday is Arcade Day: Students can wear their favorite pac man, mario, or whatever their favorite arcade game is. Friday is our favorite spirit day: Red and white day! Support our Jayhawks and show your school spirit. The homecoming parade begins at 5:30 The homecoming football game is at 7:00pm and tickets can be purchased on ticketspicket or find the link on our Vandy website. Our first PTO meeting is this Tuesday at 3:45. We will have light snacks and childcare will be provided. We will be in the shade outside on the Townsend track. Hope to see you there :) Go Jayhawks!
Townsend families: We heard your concerns about the delay in having school picture forms. We have made the decision to postpone picture day to October 20. Retakes will be in November, so you will have your pictures before the holidays if you give them as gifts :)
Townsend reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday, is early release at 2:08pm.
Townsend Families: We should be getting paper order forms to order school pictures, but in the meantime, you can go to this website, order photos, and see what options are available. https://geskusphoto.com/?A=6033
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.
Good Evening, Jayhawk families, Please remember that masks must be worn on the bus. Please make sure your child has a mask with them at all times if they ride the bus. Do not park in the handicapped parking spots if you do not have proper handicap credentials. Also, if your child is not feeling well, please keep them home. Please continue to monitor for common COVID symptoms. If you notice symptoms, or if they have been exposed to a positive COVID case, have your child tested before returning them to school. We want to make sure everyone stays safe and healthy :) We are off to a great start this year. I am so proud of all our students that are working so hard at school, being kind to one another, and SOARing everyday! Thank you so much, families, for allowing us to be a part of your child’s educational journey :) Go Jayhawks
Townsend families: if your child rides the bus, they MUST wear masks on the bus. Please make sure your child has a mask to wear each day on the bus. Thank you.
Townsend had their first fire drill today! Way to stay safe, Jayhawks!
Good Evening, Jayhawk families, There is no school on Monday, Sept 6. Please remember to be very aware of your surroundings during drop off and pick up in the back parking lots and keep your speed below 10 mph. Follow the drop off routes and please stay with your child until a staff member is present and the doors open at 8:15am. Also, if your child is not feeling well, please keep them home. Please continue to monitor for common COVID symptoms. If you notice symptoms, or if they have been exposed to a positive Covid case, have your child tested before returning them to school. We want to make sure everyone stays safe and healthy :) Finally, please remember to send in your child with a labeled water bottle. It’s cooling down outside, but it’s still warm inside and they need to keep hydrated. Thank you. Go Jayhawks!
Good Evening, Jayhawk families, There is no school on Monday, Sept 6. Please remember to be very aware of your surroundings during drop off and pick up in the back parking lots and keep your speed below 10 mph. Follow the drop off routes and please stay with your child until a staff member is present and the doors open at 8:15am. Also, if your child is not feeling well, please keep them home. Please continue to monitor for common COVID symptoms. If you notice symptoms, or if they have been exposed to a positive COVID case, have your child tested before returning them to school. We want to make sure everyone stays safe and healthy :) Finally, please remember to send in your child with a labeled water bottle. It’s cooling down outside, but it’s still warm inside and they need to keep hydrated. Thank you. Go Jayhawks!
Last chance to sign up for our youth volleyball clinic is tonight! If you’d like to sign up, email Jen Leach at firstname.lastname@example.org or by text/call 734.790.4320! https://docs.google.com/document/d/13nDOCykaO3lzi1dpaphlY_gOXtYFcZujm9-IFi71FWg/edit?usp=drivesdk. Go Jayhawks!
Townsend Families: Just a reminder that we dismiss at 2:08 tomorrow, Sept 1, for early release.
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!
Townsend Families: We apologize for the late start at dismissal, but we are still making sure our new students and our new kindergarteners are on the right busses. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Townsend families that are interested in our before/after school Latchkey services, please email Lisa at email@example.com for a registration link. We are working on getting paper registrations for the office, but we currently do not have them.
Jayhawk Nation: please consider getting the COVID-19 vaccine for anyone 12 years of age and older. https://youtu.be/CGeC7Vuqvhs
Just a reminder that Townsend’s Back to School Bash/Open House is tomorrow from 4:30-6:30. Please remember that masks are required when parents enter the building from 5:30-6:30.
‼️🆘‼️ 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!
Hey Townsend Families: We have updated our class lists into 2 categories: Supplies and a Wish List. The classroom supplies are required for each student to be successful. If you have difficulty purchasing the classroom supplies, please call the front office; we are happy to help. The grade level wish lists are for supplies that would benefit the classroom as a whole. If you are willing to donate these items from the wish list, we thank you :)
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!
The first day of school is getting close! Ms. Stanley reads a book about accepting yourself and being kind to one another! Enjoy the story! https://youtu.be/zfWCdUyb-z4
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!!
Take 2 Townsend Families: Try this link https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IIgeBf1hN-nglfQIZ4Ia-g9VuzAi_6zD/view?usp=sharing
A message to our community. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ewi-hGG35xWaMyridRMs5kKX22nPrZhBCrOHpZDKr9k/edit?usp=drivesdk
Families: Our first day back to school will be August 25th! School starts at 8:20am. This will be 1/2 day for students with dismissal at 12:05. We can't WAIT to see all our Jayhawks!
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
We are so excited to announce that Phoenix Early Learning Center will not only lead our GSRP program, but also lead our Latchkey program this year. More information to come! Welcome to Vandy Nation, Phoenix!
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.
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.
A big shout out to Gene Davis catering for providing amazing food for our staff luncheon today! The food was fabulous and well received by all in attendance! We love supporting local businesses! ❤️
Townsend families: just a reminder that we have a half-day tomorrow, Thursday, June 10 with dismissal at 12:05. Also please look around your houses for Chromebook chargers and any chrome books that you have not turned in already. We are still missing quite a few chargers. Thank you.
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.
Townsend families: just a reminder that Chromebooks and chargers must be turned in by today. We will have someone available today until 6:00 pm. Thank you.
Townsend chromebook drop off times for virtual students are tomorrow from 8:30-1:00 pm and on Monday, June 7th, from 3:00-6:00 pm. Please drop off chromebooks with chargers on one of these dates. Thanks!
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!
Due to a power outage, Townsend Elementary will dismiss students at 10:30 am. The district was not able to serve lunches as a result of the power outage. We anticipate that power will be restored in time for school on Thursday.
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!
Townsend families: with the warming temps, your child is encouraged to bring in a labeled water bottle to school. Thank you
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.
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.
Due to the potential inclement weather, Kindergarten Round Up has been rescheduled to Monday, April 26 from 5:30-6:30 on the track at Townsend. We are looking forward to seeing all our Junior Jayhawks!
Townsend Families: Students on Kathy's bus #18 will be about 5 minutes later than normal. Kathy will be taking Gino's bus riders home about 5 minutes earlier than normal. Dan and Gloria's bus routes should be on time. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding as we transition these changes in bus scheduling. Thank you.
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.
Vandercook Lake would like to congratulate Townsend Elementary's 4th Graders Molly Hunt and Marco Ybaznez. Their poems were selected as tops (4th Grade) in the Jackson District Library's Poets Among Us competition. Way to go, Molly and Marco! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Townsend families: Chromebook pickup will be on Monday, April 5 from 10am- 2pm in the bus circle out front. If you are unable to get your child’s materials at that time, please contact your child’s teacher to make alternative arrangements. Thank you so much.
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.
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
We are SOOOO excited to share that our Kindergarten Round UP is happening on April 22 from 5:30-6:30 outside on the track. We will have socially distanced booths for parents to come and visit. Spread the word! Let everyone know that if you want your child to enjoy fun, learning, laughter, and personal caring that is the place to be! We have our link up on our website as well!
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
Townsend families: The earlier post said there was 1/2 day on Monday. We apologize for the confusion, but the 1/2 day is on Friday, March 5.
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.
Did you know that Wednesday, February 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day? We will be doing random acts of kindness all day at school, but we would love to hear about your virtual student or you doing a random activity of kindness!
Just a reminder that we will resume with in-person learning tomorrow, Wednesday, February 17. Dismissal is at 1:00 pm for Townsend students. Please remember to send your child’s Chromebook and charger in with them.
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.
Registration Open for JFM Upward Basketball League runs March 1 - March 26. Additional information found at the registration link. The last day to register is Tuesday, 2/16/21. To register your player(s) please visit: https://registration.upward.org/UPW71530
Due to the snow day on Friday, our 100th Day of School will be on Tuesday :)
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.
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.
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
JFM backpacks will resume when students return to in person learning. Until that time be sure to pick up meals available at the MS/HS circle drive or one of our bus delivery locations. Stay safe Jayhawks and have a great Thanksgiving!
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!
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
Townsend families: It is time again to be able to adjust your child's learning plan. Please complete by Nov 6 as we will begin on Monday, Nov 9 with our new in-person learners! Click on the link and answer a few short questions! https://forms.gle/drWyP1yjXdHLh1b88
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.
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
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!
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
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!
A letter to our community. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ADGA3bim3Qhg_Yyg_dqnMdZigBvGXlELXK2M5hmMFH0/edit?usp=drivesdk
Townsend Families: We would like to remind you that if you take your child out of state and/or around large groups of people that are from other regions, they will be required to quarantine for 14 days per Jackson County Health Department's recommendations. The student will be virtual during the quarantine period and responsible to complete their classroom assignments and attend Google Meets or Zoom per teacher request. If you have any questions please speak with your child's teacher.
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
Good Evening Townsend families, This is just a reminder that school will dismiss at 1:00 pm tomorrow on Wednesday, September 23. Thank you.
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
Townsend Families: Please fill out the survey to update your child's learning plan. Please complete by Friday, Sept 25. https://forms.gle/me58fZfPFTQPtbm98
Login information for the upcoming regularly scheduled Monday, September 14th Board of Education meeting: https://jcisd-org.zoom.us/j/86980963211?pwd=WFZNRUpmbjljQmY4Q0VMVE5GR2ZWUT09
Townsend families: if you are dropping kids off at school and coming from Francis Street, go through Polly’s- all McDevitt is torn up due to construction!
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!
Afternoon latchkey has been cancelled for Wednesday (8/26), Thursday (8/27) and Friday (8/28) due to warm weather conditions. We will still have morning latchkey available on those days. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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.
Good Evening, Jayhawk families, This is Jamie Stanley with some announcements. First day of school is this Wednesday at 8:30am with dismissal at 12:05pm. Teachers will be contacting all virtual only students this week to give directions on their virtual learning. If your child is a hybrid and coming Tuesdays and Thursdays, then their first day will be on Thursday, Aug 27. Please turn in your free and reduced lunch form with your student to give to the teacher. Parents: your child’s classroom teacher is working very hard to get everything ready, prepared, and safe. However, they also have families of their own they take care of. Please understand that any communication made to the teachers after normal school hours may not be returned until the next school day. Latchkey: If you are signed up for morning latchkey (6:30am-8:30am), please drop your child off at the west exit. The procedure for latchkey will be: Please call 867-6261 and let the latchkey teacher know you are dropping off in the morning or picking up in the afternoon. They will come get your student outside for arrival or bring your student out to you for dismissal. Masks must be worn in latchkey by all students. Arrival: Please stay in your vehicles to drop off your student. Again, parents will not be allowed in the building at this time. Students will be allowed in the building at 8:15am. Dismissal: Please stay in your vehicles for pick up. K-2 students will exit out of the doors by the gym and 3-6 students will exit out of west wing doors if you have children in multiple grades advise them to dismiss out the exit their youngest sibling is assigned. There will be cones up to help the flow of students. Please be patient as the first few days will be hectic. We will be doing a backward dismissal this year starting with 6th grade. Please be on time to pick up your child/ren as we want to make this as quick and smooth as possible. We will also plan to provide breakfasts and lunches to our remote learners on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30-10:15am at the HS. If you are interested and have not already spoken to someone to sign up, please call the office and let the secretaries know. Please remember that all students have to wear masks. We will be providing times for students to be able to take their masks off. We will be handing out masks for every student, a breakaway lanyard for students to hook onto their masks on the first day of school. Finally, we have everything in place to help your child, but we are all learning how to navigate this new way of school. I ask that you please be patient and understanding with our new policies and procedures. We are getting really excited about the new year! As always, thank you for your support. Have a great week! Go Jayhawks!
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.
Townsend: In your welcome back letter, it says that our school starts at 8:00 am. That is INCORRECT. Our school day begins at 8:30am this year. We apologize for the confusion.
INTERESTED IN FREE PRESCHOOL? Contact Mrs. Casto for questions at Danielle.Casto@vandyschools.org or at 517-867-6252! Preschool begins in October!
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
Townsend families: The Return to Learn Plan is available on the Vandercook Lake Website. Please read and fill out the commitment form on the link in the letter or go to https://forms.gle/QJuMqCqz2WkhE3fW9 to complete.
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
Survey with permissions removed. For Townsend Families https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1O9r9ybeRY809RObtz1yPftJWwHZZushcOkxI-MSFGfs/edit
Townsend Families: Here is a link to a survey to assess your needs for the 20/21 school year. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1O9r9ybeRY809RObtz1yPftJWwHZZushcOkxI-MSFGfs/edit
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!
Kindergarten Roundup is July 30 on the front lawn at Townsend Elementary! The informational meeting will begin at 5:30pm. Bring your phone, your mask, and prepare to come meet our amazing Kindergarten teachers!!! Children who have not yet received a readiness packet and Tshirt can get one at this time! Can’t wait to see you there!
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.
Interested in FREE preschool? We are now accepting interest forms for the 20-21 school year. Apply today! If you have any questions regarding the application process or wonder if you would qualify, please reach out to our Director, Danielle Casto at email@example.com!
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
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.
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.
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: 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
Family resources during these trying times. https://tinyurl.com/ybjxyqaq Go Jayhawks! #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!
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!
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!
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!
A reminder to Townsend backpack families that JFM is willing to deliver the bags weekly to your home. Please call 517-581-4479 to arrange for delivery.
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!
If you are practicing social distancing but getting bored over the next couple weeks, this site has some virtual field trips you can go on with your family. Some look pretty incredible! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/mobilebasic
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
Vandy is proud to participate in the Jackson County Whole Child Collaborative, it has provided valuable information for all families regarding the Coronavirus. Please check out this link. https://www.smore.com/h4vep
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
Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss! He wrote at least 44 beloved books. His birthday kicks off the best month of the school year: READING MONTH! What’s your favorite Dr. Seuss book?
Vandercook Lake Public Schools will be closed Thursday, February 27th due to inclement weather.
Vandercook Lake Public Schools will be closed Wednesday, February 26th due to inclement weather.
This week’s staff “spotlight” is on our wonderful Mrs. Swaenepoel! She currently teaches 5th grade and has taught at Townsend for 8 years. She is married with 5 sons and 1 daughter! She enjoys being around the water in her off times during the school year. Her favorite thing about Townsend is “working with a staff who loves kids and does all they can to make Townsend an amazing place. “ We couldn’t agree more!
Our staff "spotlight" is on our wonderful preschool teacher, Danielle Casto. She has worked at Townsend for 6 years. She is married and no kids yet but "over 190 children I have taught that have my heart." Her favorite thing about Townsend is "the students and the family and building relationships!" We are very lucky to have her in our district!
It’s the time of year that’s almost more exciting than the holidays!! Kindergarten Round Up!! Spread the word that Townsend is the place to bring your child! It’s a place where they will have so much fun, learn amazing things, and be cared for by everyone at school! Please call the front office for more information! Let’s make this the BEST ROUNDUP YET!
This week’s staff “spotlight” is our own Elise Fish. She is one of our 4th grade teachers and has taught at Townsend for 23 years! She is married and has 2 grown kids. She spends her winters as a ski instructor up north. Her favorite thing about Townsend is “the close-knit community that all take care of one another”. We couldn’t agree more!
Townsend’s Valentine’s Dance has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 11 from 6-7:30.
Vandercook Lake Public Schools will be closed today, Thursday, February 6th due to inclement weather.
We are so proud of our 5th graders who participated in our school spelling bee today. They displayed incredible sportsmanship, courage while facing a large crowd and spelling difficult words, and pride in sharing their knowledge of words. Congratulations to each of them!!! Our Champion is Bradley Gorzen and our Runner-Up is Kaitlynn Strawser. Good luck to Bradley at the county spelling bee on March 11th.
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!
This week’s staff “spotlight” is on our own Sarah Heavey! She is one of our fantastic para professionals that work tirelessly for the students. She’s been at Townsend for 2 years now. She is married and has 2 “fabulous” daughters (as well as one dog, one cat, and one ferret). Her favorite thing about Townsend are “the great kids”. We are lucky to have her.
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
This week’s staff “spotlight” is our own Terri Siegrist. She is one of our amazing 4th grade teachers and has taught at Townsend for 21 years. She has 3 sons, 1 daughter and 7 grandchildren. She has an adventurous side and has climbed an active volcano to see the red lava! Her favorite thing about Townsend is “the people I’ve met and got to know; the coworkers, students and families”.
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.
This week’s staff “spotlight” at Townsend is our 3rd grade teacher, Beth Jones. She has taught at Townsend for 15 years. She is married with 2 kids that are both at college. While she has an adventurous side (she’s been white water rafting and jumped out of an airplane), her true passion is for her students. Her favorite thing is “the students and how we help them grow”. We are blessed to have her on our staff!!
Staff “Spotlight” on Mrs. Johnson! She is one of Townsend’s 2nd grade teacher this year. She has taught at Townsend for 14 years and her favorite thing about working at our school is “working with a phenomenal staff and participate in all of the fun events and activities the school offers our kids and families.” She is married with 3 boys and she’s a huge Wizard if Oz fan! She is one of our talented staff that we would like to spotlight this week!
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
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
Thursday is holiday sock day at Townsend:)
Wednesday is BLING day at Townsend.
Tuesday is Ugly Sweater Day at Townsend!
Reminder that Monday is holiday headband/hat day at Townsend:)
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!
Parents/Families: Please make sure to drive slowly around the school zones during drop off and pick up. There are a lot of children moving around the area and keeping our kids safe is our number one priority.
There is still time to go to tonight's downtown Jackson Christmas parade and see the Vandercook Lake marching band in action. Go Jayhawks
Silver iPhone found. Contact office for details if yours.
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!
Found silver boys bike. If lost please contact Townsend with a description! Thanks!
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!
Update to bus 27 they are now loading on two busses and will be departing Townsend in a couple minutes. Thank you for your patience!
Bus 27 is running late. It has not yet arrived at Townsend to pick up the elementary students. They are waiting patiently with adult supervision in our gym. We will keep you posted on how long the delay will be. Thank you for your patience!
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!
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.
Due to inclement weather, Reaching Higher after school program is cancelled for tonight, Nov 11.
Due to inclement weather, the 5th grade Veteran’s Day concert will be rescheduled to November 20 at 6 pm. Thank you for understanding.
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.
Thank you to all those that have served in our Armed Forces. We are grateful for your services to our country.
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!
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!
Vandy Nation: Let’s have some seasonal fun! Post your Vandy-inspired pumpkin on Facebook. The 3 most liked pumpkins will be narrowed down and our very talented Kindergarteners will pick a winner on Oct 30! Winner gets a $15 gift certificate to the Spirit Corner!! So get creative, post your pumpkins, and don’t forget to get those likes!!
Just a friendly reminder there is no school on Monday, October 21. We hope you enjoy the long weekend.
Just a reminder that there is NO school on Monday October 21st. Enjoy your three day weekend!