Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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
5 days ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Amber Castle
Free three day breakfast and lunch pack, to anyone that is 18 years or younger. They can be picked up today in HS circle drive from noon to 1:30 pm. Please call 517-782-9044 with any questions.
10 days ago, Amber Castle
Jamie Stanley
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!
12 days ago, Jamie Stanley
Amanda Curtis
Hey Jayhawks! Just a quick reminder that we will be providing lunches today from noon until 1:30PM in our HS circle drive.
17 days ago, Amanda Curtis
Amanda Curtis
MS/HS office hours for the week of July 12th will be Wednesday and Thursday from 9am-1pm.
21 days ago, Amanda Curtis
Jamie Stanley
Families: Time to sign your kids up for the best preschool program around! We have created a partnership with Phoenix Early Learning and we couldn’t be more excited!
24 days ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Some exciting changes are happening at Townsend!!!! Stay tuned!!!!
about 1 month ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Great News! Power has been restored and we should be back to normal on Tuesday!
about 1 month ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
Vandercook families:
about 1 month ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
about 1 month ago, Jamie Stanley
Amanda Curtis
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.
about 1 month ago, Amanda Curtis
Shelley Mannor
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! ❤️
about 1 month ago, Shelley Mannor
Suzanne Richardson
Mrs. Richardson's fifth graders are having fun making slime on the last day of school.
about 1 month ago, Suzanne Richardson
Jamie Stanley
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.
about 1 month ago, Jamie Stanley
Amanda Curtis
Summer Lunch starts June 13th!
about 1 month ago, Amanda Curtis
Amanda Curtis
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.
about 1 month ago, Amanda Curtis
Jamie Stanley
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.
about 1 month ago, Jamie Stanley
Shelley Mannor
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!
about 1 month ago, Shelley Mannor
Amanda Curtis
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!
about 1 month ago, Amanda Curtis
Heather Swaenepoel
Fifth and sixth graders are bringing jump roping back at recess.
about 1 month ago, Heather Swaenepoel
Jamie Stanley
Our big PBIS winners!! Congrats in earning your tablets!!
2 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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.
2 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
Townsend is so excited to welcome our new teachers: Allison Salenbien, Lauren Shulten, and Lindsey Kramer!!! Welcome to the Vandy Nation!
2 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Exploring physical and chemical reactions today in Science! Do you know what happens to a potato when iodine gets on it? Or how about a liver when hydrogen peroxide gets on it. Ask a 6th grader...they know ;)
2 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Heather Swaenepoel
Our 5th and 6th graders are testing out instruments for band next year!
2 months ago, Heather Swaenepoel
Heather Swaenepoel
The playground has a new basketball net thanks to Logan Faber bringing new nets to school today and Mr. Sexton for putting them up!
2 months ago, Heather Swaenepoel
Shelley Mannor
More memories of our amazing Class of 2021! Much love from the Townsend Staff!
2 months ago, Shelley Mannor
Shelley Mannor
Fondly remembering our amazing Class of 2021! Congratulations from your Townsend Family!
2 months ago, Shelley Mannor
Scott Leach
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!
2 months ago, Scott Leach
Jamie Stanley
Townsend families: with the warming temps, your child is encouraged to bring in a labeled water bottle to school. Thank you
3 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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!
3 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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!
3 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
Congratulations to Heather Swaenepoel who earned a $10,000 technology grant for Townsend!!
3 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Amanda Curtis
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.
3 months ago, Amanda Curtis
Jamie Stanley
Happy National Lunch Lady Day! We had a visitor from our HS come to celebrate our cafeteria team (and her mother!)
3 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Sign-up information for our May 20th vaccination clinic will be posted on Thursday, May 13th.  Stay tuned and stay safe Jayhawk Nation!
3 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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!
3 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
Even though our students at Townsend have all the motivation to do their best on their MSTEP, a little extra incentive doesn’t hurt!! Our Townsend Treat Trolley is an exciting sight! Proud of all our kids!
3 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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.
3 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
Thank you to JFM mobile food pantry!
3 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
At Townsend, we strive to elevate and engage all our learners at any learning level. This kindergartner is working on his multiplication facts!!! Way to meet your students at their learning skills, Mr. Smith!
3 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
We love to celebrate our kids and our teachers! Heather Swaenepoel received her Top 5 Teacher of the Year Award tonight! Congratulations!!
3 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Our 2020-2021 Iready Math Champions are Mrs. Sweeney’s 1st grade class!! Way to go!! They got to celebrate with ice cream sundaes and certificates!!!
3 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Our 2020-2021 I-Ready Reading Champions are Mr. Smith’s Kindergarten Class! They got to celebrate with certificates and ice cream sundaes!!! Congrats!!
3 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Future Kindergartners: we can not WAIT to see you all on Monday, April 26 from 5:30-6:30 for our Outdoor Kindergarten Round Up. You can register your child at the event!
3 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Shelley Mannor
Congratulations to our PBIS winners today!
3 months ago, Shelley Mannor
Jamie Stanley
These two wonderful ladies do so much for the school, staff and community! We are beyond thankful for always going the extra mile to help out!! Happy Administrative Assistant Day!!
3 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
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!
3 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
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.
3 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandy has added eight new water bottle filling stations in our buildings! One step closer to a more environmentally friendly campus. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
4 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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.
4 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
Now accepting enrollment for the fall! Come be apart of the most wonderful, fun, creative school around!
4 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Amanda Curtis
Hey Jayhawks! There will be a time change for lunch delivery tomorrow. Please see the attached schedule. Pickup time in the HS circle drive will still be 12-1:30pm. Any questions, please contact the central office at 782-9044.
4 months ago, Amanda Curtis
Jamie Stanley
Some of our Vandy gear parents and families get during our Kindergarten Round Up on April 22 from 5:30-6:30! Kids get a Tee shirt and parents get a decal for your vehicle! We have other free items for your child too! Can’t wait to see you there!
4 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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
4 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
Check it out!
4 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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.
4 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Springtime in the 'V' #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
4 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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!
4 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Amanda Curtis
Just a quick reminder that lunches will be provided for students at the estimated bus times and the designated locations on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. If you have any questions, please call us at 782-9044.
4 months ago, Amanda Curtis
Jamie Stanley
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.
4 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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.
4 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
Students in Mrs. Jones’ class celebrated the end of Reading Month with tents, “campfires”, s’mores and hotdogs! So much fun!
4 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Students in Mrs. Jones’ class celebrated the end of Reading Month with tents, “campfires”, s’mores and hotdogs! So much fun!
4 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Information about Jackson Free Methodist's mobile pantry. Thanks JFM for everything you do in our community! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
4 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
Congratulations to our PBIS grand prize winners this month! They won a tablet! Keep SOARing!
4 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Amanda Curtis
Ready to be a member of our Jayhawk family? Please see the job posting below.
4 months ago, Amanda Curtis
Amanda Curtis
Just a quick reminder that Vandercook Lake Public Schools will be offering free lunches to our students on Monday March 29th at select locations at estimated scheduled times.
4 months ago, Amanda Curtis
Jamie Stanley
A GIANT thank you to one of our amazing Vandercook families who took the time this weekend to help pick up the playground and school yard! It looks wonderful!!! Thank you so much!!
4 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
A GIANT thank you to one of our amazing Vandercook families who took the time this weekend to help pick up the playground and school yard! It looks wonderful!!! Thank you so much!!
4 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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.
5 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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 scott.leach@vandyschools.org
5 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Karen Kidder-Barrett
Second Grade had so much fun reviewing subtraction today with a Roaming Rainbow Review! Look at the cute leprechauns learning math!!
5 months ago, Karen Kidder-Barrett
Heather Swaenepoel
Mrs. Swaenepoel’s class had a special treat today with an amazing guest reader who provided us not only with a story about camping, but also sent lights to make it more realistic and a yummy Smore’s treat! Thank you for sharing your story and book with us!
5 months ago, Heather Swaenepoel
Karen Kidder-Barrett
Look at this Funky, Fabulous, Staff for Reading Month!!
5 months ago, Karen Kidder-Barrett
Joy Johnson
Mrs. Barret, Mrs. Flippin, and Mrs. Johnson are ready for Funky Friday!!!
5 months ago, Joy Johnson
Beth Flippin
Don't forget to bring back your Reading BINGO cards tomorrow! Sisters, Alie and Penelope, are working on their bingos tonight and doing it together! Way to go!
5 months ago, Beth Flippin
Shelley Mannor
More students enjoying DEAR time!
5 months ago, Shelley Mannor
Shelley Mannor
Students enjoying their drop everything and read time (DEAR time) for March is Reading Month! Keep reading Jayhawks!
5 months ago, Shelley Mannor
Joy Johnson
So far, the students are having a blast with March is Reading Month!! In Mrs. Johnson's room, the students are listening to the story "Charlotte's Web"! Here is a peek into "Reading is Sweet" (eating Smarties while reading) day and "Reading is Lit" (using mini flashlights) day!
5 months ago, Joy Johnson
Joy Johnson
Crazy hair for our "Crazy Hair Day" book this week! Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Flippin sure know how to get some laughs and make reading fun!
5 months ago, Joy Johnson
Jamie Stanley
Please see updated flier :)
5 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
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!
5 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Parents! Baseball/softball/tee ball sign ups are happening! There will be signups on March 11 from 5-7:30 and March 13 from 10-1. It is at the High school cafeteria. Looking forward to an amazing season!
5 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Students in Mrs. Schirmacher’s class showed off their amazing creativity by writing their own book!! Pete the Cat Goes to Hawaii! What a great job!
5 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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
5 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
Townsend’s theme is “Celebrate Reading” all March! Our school is decorated and everyone is excited to be reading!!!!
5 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
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.
5 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Amanda Curtis
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.
5 months ago, Amanda Curtis
Shelley Mannor
Mrs. Smith’s Y5 students are futures paleontologists studying dinosaurs and the impact of volcanoes in that era.
5 months ago, Shelley Mannor
Beth Flippin
Jayhawks, you're invited to CELEBRATE READING in the month of March! Townsend is gearing up for March is Reading Month starting on Monday. Families be looking for calendars and BINGO cards coming home tomorrow on Friday (2/26/21)!
5 months ago, Beth Flippin
Shelley Mannor
Congratulations to some of our PBIS winners this week! Keep SOARING Jayhawks!
5 months ago, Shelley Mannor
Beth Flippin
Mrs. Flippin's class would like to thank First Baptist Church of Jackson for knitting scarves and mittens for us! You have not only warmed our hands but also our hearts!
5 months ago, Beth Flippin
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Future Jayhawks in action.
5 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Beth Flippin
2nd graders in science this week are learning about the properties of matter. We focused on how different kinds materials of clothing help for different reasons. Their challenge was to make a hat that would protect them from the sun if they were stuck on a desert island.
5 months ago, Beth Flippin
Beth Flippin
For Dental Hygiene Month, 2nd graders are reading "Doctor De Soto" by William Steig this week. It's a delightful story about a mouse dentist who decides to help a sneaky fox with a tooth ache. After reading, we sequenced pictures of the story and practiced retelling the story.
5 months ago, Beth Flippin
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
The Townsend Elementary Spelling Bee 🐝 in action. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
5 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
Our “Random Acts of Kindness” tree is full of wonderful things our students and staff do today and everyday!
6 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
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!
6 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
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.
6 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, February 16th due to inclement weather.  The Nest Daycare at Townsend Elementary will also be closed.
6 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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.
6 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Beth Flippin
These 2nd graders had loads of fun at their Valentine pizza party! They ate the pizza 🍕 so fast that Mrs. Flippin didn't get a picture of them! But, we have pictures of our dessert challenge. They had to get the oreo off their forehead and into their mouth with out touching it!
6 months ago, Beth Flippin
Shelley Mannor
Congratulations Townsend Positive Behavior Winners!
6 months ago, Shelley Mannor
Jamie Stanley
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
6 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Beth Flippin
2nd graders having lots of fun with 100th day activities! We dressed up as 100 year olds, made 100 fruit loop necklaces, experimented with how much 100 drops of water fills a cylinder, and licked tootsie pops 100 times to try to get to the center!
6 months ago, Beth Flippin
Jamie Stanley
Due to the snow day on Friday, our 100th Day of School will be on Tuesday :)
6 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools will be closed Friday, February 5th due to inclement weather. The Nest Daycare at Townsend Elementary is also closed.
6 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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.
6 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Shelley Mannor
Mr Smith’s kindergarten students love building and playing!
6 months ago, Shelley Mannor
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Information about free meals to those in need.
6 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Danielle Casto
Income cap has been lifted for this year! All families qualify!
6 months ago, Danielle Casto
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandy Schools would like to thank @MonsterMotorsmi for their generous cash donation that will be used to subsidize the technology costs our staff have incurred while working to provide instruction to our students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
6 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Heather Swaenepoel
We have “SNOW” much fun in the 5th/6th wing.
6 months ago, Heather Swaenepoel
Shelley Mannor
We couldn’t agree more! Nice job second grade!
6 months ago, Shelley Mannor
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Wishing everyone in the Jayhawk Nation, a peaceful and safe Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
7 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Wishing everyone in the Jayhawk Nation, a safe and peaceful Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
7 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Shelley Mannor
Congratulations to our PBIS winners this week! Keep SOARING Junior Jayhawks!
7 months ago, Shelley Mannor
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake announces remote-only learning days for Jan. 21st and Feb. 11th. https://youtu.be/BSXTkHczlcg
7 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
Happy “New” Year! The staff celebrated the kids back to in-person learning in a big (and loud) way! We are so happy to be back in the building!
7 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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.
7 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Danielle Casto
Preschool Openings!
7 months ago, Danielle Casto
Amanda Curtis
Need extra help with school work? Tutoring is back at JFM Church! Please see the flyer for details!
7 months ago, Amanda Curtis
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Wishing everyone in the Jayhawk Nation a Happy New Year! Be safe Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
7 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
The new bleachers are looking great. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
7 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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.
7 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Wishing everyone in the Jayhawk Nation a Merry Christmas.
7 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Out with the old, in with the new. Thanks again to Mr. Penoff for his generous donation.
7 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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.
7 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Wishing everyone in the Jayhawk Nation a Happy Holiday Season. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
8 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Joy Johnson
Crazy holiday socks day in Mrs. Johnson's class!!!
8 months ago, Joy Johnson
Amanda Curtis
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!
8 months ago, Amanda Curtis
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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.
8 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Joy Johnson
Show me your holiday bling in Mrs. Johnson's class!!!
8 months ago, Joy Johnson
Joy Johnson
Holiday cheer being spread by Mrs. Johnson's class!!!
8 months ago, Joy Johnson
Beth Flippin
Lots of great holiday headgear yesterday! Can't wait to see everyone's tacky Christmas sweaters today!
8 months ago, Beth Flippin
Joy Johnson
Mrs. Johnson's kiddos getting in some holiday cheer with their hats and headbands!!!
8 months ago, Joy Johnson
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Removing the old bleachers from the high school gym. Thanks to the generous donation from Mr. Peter Penoff, we should have our new bleachers in place when we return from winter break! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
8 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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.
8 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Beth Flippin
It's tough having to do virtual school especially during the holiday season! Teachers are getting creative on how to celebrate the holidays virtually. Here is just one way we are making it work! Mrs. Flippin's class picked up kits and goodies today for next week's Holiday Zooms!
8 months ago, Beth Flippin
Jamie Stanley
Townsend's December Newsletter
8 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Instruction for all grades (PreK-12) will be conducted remotely until Monday, January 11, 2021. https://bit.ly/2L0GJj5
8 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Wishing everyone in the Jayhawk Nation a Happy Thanksgiving Day! Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
8 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Shelley Mannor
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!
8 months ago, Shelley Mannor
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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
8 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Instruction for grades K-12 will be conducted remotely until Wednesday, December 9th.
8 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Beth Flippin
Room 409 has a lot to be thankful for! In our zoom meeting today we all shared what we are thankful for. What are you thankful for? Please share!
9 months ago, Beth Flippin
Amanda Curtis
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!
9 months ago, Amanda Curtis
Scott Leach
Today, as our hard working teaching/paraprofessional crew work with our students on curriculum, our hard working support staff (food service/bus drivers/secretaries) provide meals to our community. 170 meals served today. Let's double that number on Friday! Proud to be a Jayhawk!
9 months ago, Scott Leach
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
The lunch buses are loading up and getting ready to deliver the food. Proud to be a Jayhawk! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
9 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Schools will be offering free breakfast and lunches on M/W/F for all individuals 18 and under. Meals can be picked up at the HS from Noon to 1 pm. Bus Hub location and time information can be found within the attached document. Go Jayhawks!
9 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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!
9 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
An important message to our community.
9 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Amanda Curtis
Important information for anyone in need of extra help:
9 months ago, Amanda Curtis
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools would like to thank our Veterans who have served to protect and defend our great Nation.
9 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Beth Flippin
50th day of school fun! Poodle skirts, bubblegum blowing contest, and carrying on Ms. Stapley's tradition of having rootbeer floats!
9 months ago, Beth Flippin
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools are temporarily shifting to all remote learning effective Wednesday, November 11th.
9 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Login information for the upcoming regularly scheduled Monday, November 9th Board of Education meeting: https://jcisd-org.zoom.us/j/85193894824?pwd=ZUdBVit2Mk84bkkrRnBWbFNPOUdtQT09
9 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Login informaiton for tonight's regularly scheduled Monday, November 9th Board of Education meeting: https://jcisd-org.zoom.us/j/85193894824?pwd=ZUdBVit2Mk84bkkrRnBWbFNPOUdtQT09
9 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
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
9 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Please remember to vote today. A 'yes' vote will ensure that our schools receive the full per-pupil amount from the State. A 'yes' vote is a 5 year extension on our Non-homestead mil and doesn't apply to primary homes! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
9 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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!
9 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Danielle Casto
Townsend Staff enjoyed the Halloween fun! Check out Cruella Deville (Ms. Stanley) and all of her Dalmatians! Have a safe Halloween, everyone!
9 months ago, Danielle Casto
Heather Swaenepoel
The 6th grade team is having a sweet year!
9 months ago, Heather Swaenepoel
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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.
9 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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
10 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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. 
10 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Amanda Curtis
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!
10 months ago, Amanda Curtis
Amanda Curtis
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!
10 months ago, Amanda Curtis
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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
10 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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
10 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Joy Johnson
Today is 2nd grade, we finished our story titled "How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?" by Margaret McNamara! We predicted and actually counted how many seeds were in our 4 pumpkins! What a blast!!
10 months ago, Joy Johnson
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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
10 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
HUGE congratulations to our winners for our Count Day raffle!! We have 4 very excited kids!
10 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Voter information on this November's Headlee Override non-homestead millage renewal. https://www.vandyschools.org/article/313635?org=vandercook-lake #BeleiveAchieveSOAR!
10 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Shelley Mannor
Thank you Mr.Tello for all of your hard work planting mums at Townsend! They look beautiful!
10 months ago, Shelley Mannor
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Attention Vandercook Lake MS/HS families!
10 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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!
10 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Rene' Smith
Young fives exploring apples! Sorting graphing, counting, language books, and of course tasting!! Yummy applesauce!!
10 months ago, Rene' Smith
Jamie Stanley
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.
10 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Heather Swaenepoel
Fifth graders presenting their European explorers project.
10 months ago, Heather Swaenepoel
Shelley Mannor
Townsend JFM Food Bag Information
10 months ago, Shelley Mannor
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
10 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jason Tello
SOARING!!!!
10 months ago, Jason Tello
Jamie Stanley
Good Evening Townsend families, This is just a reminder that school will dismiss at 1:00 pm tomorrow on Wednesday, September 23. Thank you.
10 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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
10 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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
10 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
Townsend Families: Please fill out the survey to update your child's learning plan. Please complete by Friday, Sept 25. https://forms.gle/me58fZfPFTQPtbm98
10 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
An important message in regards to a reported case of COVID-19 within our community.
11 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
Our adorable Kindergarteners enjoying a fun Friday at recess!!
11 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
May we never forget the events that took place 19 years ago.
11 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jayhawk Nation: starting Wednesday, September 23rd, students will be released early on Wednesdays. Wednesday released times will be 12 noon at the Middle/High School and 1 pm at Townsend Elementary.
11 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Login information for the upcoming regularly scheduled Monday, September 14th Board of Education meeting: https://jcisd-org.zoom.us/j/86980963211?pwd=WFZNRUpmbjljQmY4Q0VMVE5GR2ZWUT09
11 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Danielle Casto
APPLY FOR PRESCHOOL TODAY! For questions, please call Mrs. Casto at 517-867-6252! ☺️
11 months ago, Danielle Casto
Jamie Stanley
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!
11 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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! 
11 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
Kindergarten families: we know how difficult it may be sending your child into a room you haven’t seen. So here is some pics of our teachers’ classrooms! We will take great care of all our kids!
11 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
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.
11 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Jackson Free Methodist Church helped kick off our 20/21 school year with a special breakfast for our staff. A big thank you to helping welcome our staff back!
11 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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.
11 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
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!
11 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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.
12 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Scott Leach
A great start to the 20-21 school year. Townsend"s Pre-K-1st grades held their outside 'Meet the Teacher' event. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
12 months ago, Scott Leach
Jamie Stanley
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.
12 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Outdoor Meet the Teacher Night! Please wear your mask and come during the assigned times:)
12 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Danielle Casto
INTERESTED IN FREE PRESCHOOL? Contact Mrs. Casto for questions at Danielle.Casto@vandyschools.org or at 517-867-6252! Preschool begins in October!
12 months ago, Danielle Casto
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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
12 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
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.
12 months ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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!
12 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Login information for the upcoming regularly scheduled Monday, August 10th Board of Education meeting: Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/92307325916?pwd=VEcwTk4yYXVSa25UUVRJK1VaRnZ6QT09
12 months ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
Wonderful evening at Kindergarten Roundup tonight! You can still register on our website for all grades PreK-6th!
about 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Survey with permissions removed. For Townsend Families https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1O9r9ybeRY809RObtz1yPftJWwHZZushcOkxI-MSFGfs/edit
about 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
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
about 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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
about 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
about 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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!
about 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
So more helpful tips to go over again with your children. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
about 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
As we prepare for the new school year, please refresh your students on these important rules that will help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Looking forward to seeing all our young Jayhawks, August 26th is quickly approaching! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
about 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
As we prepare for the new school year, please refresh your students on these important rules that will help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Looking forward to seeing all our young Jayhawks, August 26th is quickly approaching! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
about 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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!
about 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
Come one, come all to Kindergarten Roundup at Townsend Elementary School on July 30 from 5:30-6:30. Come meet the teachers, hear about how much fun your child will have all while learning and growing in a safe, caring environment! Wear a mask and bring your junior Jayhawk!
about 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
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!
about 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Amber Castle
Look what our summer food program is passing out today! Fresh fruit and chicken patties to all community members while supplies last. We also are passing out free lunch and breakfast to anyone 18 years or younger. Program runs from 11:00 a.m until 12:30 p.m.
about 1 year ago, Amber Castle
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
We are excited to announce Jennifer Coppernoll as our new head varsity girls golf coach. Welcome Coach Coppernoll! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
about 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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
about 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
We are excited to announce Brittany O'Rourke as our new head varsity girls basketball coach. Welcome Coach O'Rourke! #Believe.Achieve.SOAR!
about 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
We are excited to announce Brittany O'Rourke as our new head varsity girls basketball coach. Welcom Coach O'Rourke! #Believe.Achieve.SOAR!
about 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
We are excited to announce Brandon Britton as our new head varsity wrestling coach. Welcom Coach Britton! #Believe.Achieve.SOAR!
about 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
We are excited to announce Brandon Britton as our new head baseball coach. Welcom Coach Britton! #Believe.Achieve.SOAR!
about 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
We are excited to announce Brandon Britton as our new head varsity wrestling coach. Welcome Coach Britton! #Believe.Achieve.SOAR!
about 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
We are excited to announce Erik Jacobson as our new head varsity baseball coach. Welcom Coach Jacobson! #Believe.Achieve.SOAR!
about 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
We are excited to announce Erik Jacobson as our new head varsity baseball coach. Welcome Coach Jacobson! #Believe.Achieve.SOAR!
about 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
We are excited to announce Erik Jacobson as our new head baseball coach. Welcom Coach Jacobson! #Believe.Achieve.SOAR!
about 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Logon information for the upcoming regularly scheduled Monday, July 13th Board of Education meeting: https://zoom.us/j/99142064943?pwd=V2Vjb1F4OVVBMUZCaDQ0UkxLQkNodz09
about 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Wishing everyone in the Jayhawk Nation a safe and peaceful Independence Day!
about 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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.
about 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Scott Leach
The Vandercook Lake Lions Club will be hosting the 1st Annual Vandercook Festival on the Lake, on Saturday, July 18th.
about 1 year ago, Scott Leach
Danielle Casto
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 danielle.casto@vandyschools.org!
about 1 year ago, Danielle Casto
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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
about 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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
about 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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!
about 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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.
about 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
The entire Jayhawk Nation mourns the loss of one of our great educators. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vUUGQRR0s2jhwy38MN3e3a4nMhjDOwEhaE-jRhBDEr4/edit?usp=sharing
about 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
We are live! https://youtu.be/n_XTml7b224 Class of 2020 Commencement filming live feed.
about 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Suzanne Richardson
Check out Townsend Elementary artists in the Jackson County Schools Virtual Art Show at jxnartteachers.org.
about 1 year ago, Suzanne Richardson
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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.
about 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Scott Leach
Class of 2020. A great offer from Meckley's. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
about 1 year ago, Scott Leach
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Memorial Day is an American holiday that honors the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Vandercook Lake Public Schools wish to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great Nation.
about 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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.
about 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Danielle Casto
Townsend Preschool- Apply today! ☺️ greatstartjackson.org
about 1 year ago, Danielle Casto
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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!
about 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Joy Johnson
Fun on Zoom today in Mrs. Johnson's second grade! We drew houses on paper but the catch was, you had to draw while the paper was on your head!!! We had such a blast looking at each other's drawings! Can't wait for next week!
about 1 year ago, Joy Johnson
Shelley Mannor
One last look at our Class of 2020 as 5th graders at Townsend! We love you all and wish you great success in life! ❤️
about 1 year ago, Shelley Mannor
Shelley Mannor
Class of 2020 fondly remembered at Townsend! Go Seniors! Believe Achieve Soar!
about 1 year ago, Shelley Mannor
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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.
about 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Danielle Casto
Making memories with our preschool students while making silly faces! Yay for zoom meetings!
about 1 year ago, Danielle Casto
Danielle Casto
Enroll today with this link! https://registration.vandyschools.org/site.php
about 1 year ago, Danielle Casto
Scott Leach
Teachers are the backbone of every community, state and nation. Thank you to all teachers especially the teachers at Vandercook Lake Public Schools. You are yhe everyday heros that makes the difference in our students lives. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
about 1 year ago, Scott Leach
Danielle Casto
Happy Teacher’s Appreciation Day to all of our wonderful educators throughout Jayhawk Nation! It takes a village, and we’re so grateful you’re apart of ours! ❤️☺️ #blessedwiththebest
about 1 year ago, Danielle Casto
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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
about 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Joy Johnson
The many faces of Mrs. Johnson during quarantine lessons! Dressing up for ELA and math lessons makes learning fun and so much more engaging! Zoom meeting scavenger hunts, check-in circle time, and so much more! We can still have a great time no matter where we may be!!!
about 1 year ago, Joy Johnson
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Congrats to our own Deputy Collins.
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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.
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Scott Leach
The High School Student Council wants the Vandercook Lake Community to know they are missing all our Jayhawks and that we are all in this together. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
over 1 year ago, Scott Leach
Shelley Mannor
Food Resource Information from MDHHS. Go Jayhawks!
over 1 year ago, Shelley Mannor
Tim Mann
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
over 1 year ago, Tim Mann
Shelley Mannor
Townsend’s Virtual Learning Hub is now active. The hub is located on both the District and Townsend webpages. This hub will direct you to the teacher’s page and resources they are providing! Go Jayhawks!
over 1 year ago, Shelley Mannor
Danielle Casto
Help us give a shout out to a few of our favorites today! Happy Administrative Professionals day to our wonderful and supportive admin at Townsend! Thank you for all that you do and continue to do for our Jayhawks! Your hard work does not go unnoticed! We sure miss you!
over 1 year ago, Danielle Casto
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Cyber security recommendations. https://tinyurl.com/y7g84r6p #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Family resources during these trying times. https://tinyurl.com/ybjxyqaq Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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!
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Scott Leach
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!
over 1 year ago, Scott Leach
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
A big thank you to Jackie Reddy for providing our district's crew with lunch from Jackson's Anna's Porch Cafe. Stop by Anna's and say hello to the chef....aka Mrs. Jones' husband! Thanks again to Jackie and @annasporchcafe . #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Scott Leach
Information about Comcast's Internet Essentials program.
over 1 year ago, Scott Leach
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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!
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Townsend Elementary update.
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
An update for the Jayhawk Nation. https://youtu.be/-jx0lLyMiGk #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Shared COVID-19 documents from the JC Health Department. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1r_Mk-c3_5vt1orBVsaMrcGTa-cEnIttT?usp=sharing
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Scott Leach
Stay safe Jayhawks!
over 1 year ago, Scott Leach
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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!
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Scott Leach
Jayhawk Nation Update... More to come!
over 1 year ago, Scott Leach
Heather Swaenepoel
We might not be able to come to school but these amazing fifth graders are still meeting up with their teacher and hanging out with their friends!
over 1 year ago, Heather Swaenepoel
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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.
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Scott Leach
Be safe this weekend Jayhawks!
over 1 year ago, Scott Leach
Scott Leach
Thank you to Kirby's BBQ for providing food for our food service crew. Please remember to support Kirby's and all of our local restraunts and businesses.
over 1 year ago, Scott Leach
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jayhawk Nation: Vandercook Lake will continue to serve meals over Spring Break, ( Mar. 30 - Apr. 3) however, we will only be handing out the meals on M/W/F from 11 am to 1 pm. Meals will be doubled on M/W and tripled on Friday. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jayhawk Nation, show your spirit! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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!
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Catch Vandy's own Ms. Jamie Stanley on todays Bart Hawley Show. It will air at 5 pm and 8 pm today.
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Shelley Mannor
Great news for Townsend students! Time for Kids has opened all of their current and archived reading materials for free for the remainder of the school year! Visit time.com/tfk-free to begin exploring!
over 1 year ago, Shelley Mannor
Scott Leach
Great resources for our kiddos and others. https://www.classcentral.com/ (search engine for free online classes) https://www.khanacademy.org/ (great resource with course titles) #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
over 1 year ago, Scott Leach
Scott Leach
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!
over 1 year ago, Scott Leach
Danielle Casto
Attention parents! It’s time to sign your child up for preschool! Details below. ☺️
over 1 year ago, Danielle Casto
Scott Leach
Another happy see of children enjoying their meal prepared by Vandercook Lake's food service group.
over 1 year ago, Scott Leach
Scott Leach
Some nasty weather heading our way. Stay safe Jayhawks!
over 1 year ago, Scott Leach
Amanda Curtis
The Vandercook Lake Athletic Booster flower sale is back! Orders will be accepted until April 14th, with a delivery date set for before Memorial Day. Brighten your day with a little spring shopping! Payment due at time if order. We offer paypal if needed.
over 1 year ago, Amanda Curtis
Scott Leach
Jayhawk Nation, share your pictures of your students enjoying their lunch. Spread the word, we want everyone that wants our needs a meal to get one. Any student 18 and under are eligible. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
over 1 year ago, Scott Leach
Scott Leach
A huge shoutout to our food service employees that are making the free breakfast/lunch program go. Can't say enough about their positive attitude. Every day we are signing up and serving more meals. Pick up or delivery. 'Team work makes Dean work!" Ed Hatfield.
over 1 year ago, Scott Leach
Shelley Mannor
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.
over 1 year ago, Shelley Mannor
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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 jean.logan@jcisd.org . #BelieveAcheiveSOAR!
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
If we work together, we will get through these tough times with flying colors. A big thanks to our lunch staff, custodians and building administration for their assistance. It's not too late to sign up for tomorrow's free meals.
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Heather Swaenepoel
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
over 1 year ago, Heather Swaenepoel
Scott Leach
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
over 1 year ago, Scott Leach
Shelley Mannor
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
over 1 year ago, Shelley Mannor
Shelley Mannor
Message from JFM for Townsend Backpack students! We are so grateful for their support of our students!
over 1 year ago, Shelley Mannor
Scott Leach
over 1 year ago, Scott Leach
Scott Leach
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.
over 1 year ago, Scott Leach
Scott Leach
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!
over 1 year ago, Scott Leach
Shelley Mannor
Learning great new ideas to integrate technology into student learning at the Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning Conference!
over 1 year ago, Shelley Mannor
Scott Leach
A letter to our community and parents.
over 1 year ago, Scott Leach
Suzanne Richardson
It was a great day for an artist reception at Art 634. So proud of our Townsend artists!
over 1 year ago, Suzanne Richardson
Shelley Mannor
Townsend March is Reading Month fun continues today with Hollywood Day!
over 1 year ago, Shelley Mannor
Heather Swaenepoel
Fifth graders experimenting with acids today. So exciting to see what happens!
over 1 year ago, Heather Swaenepoel
Scott Leach
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
over 1 year ago, Scott Leach
Jamie Stanley
Mrs. Darling’s Kindergarteners celebrated (DEAR) Drop Everything and Read today!! Keep it up, you wonderful readers!
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Townsend’s Reading Month calendar!
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
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?
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Shelley Mannor
Just a reminder tomorrow is Popcorn Friday at Townsend! Only 50 cents per bag!
over 1 year ago, Shelley Mannor
Scott Leach
Vandercook Lake Public Schools will be closed Thursday, February 27th due to inclement weather.
over 1 year ago, Scott Leach
Scott Leach
Vandercook Lake Public Schools will be closed Wednesday, February 26th due to inclement weather.
over 1 year ago, Scott Leach
Jamie Stanley
Students in Mrs. Jones’ class designed wind-proof houses for their science inquiry!!
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
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!
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Students in Mrs. O’s class had fun exploring area!! Square inches and square feet are fun when you work together!
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Science + math= fun in Mrs. Smith’s Young 5s class!
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Scott Leach
8th Grade girls 🏀 v Addison.
over 1 year ago, Scott Leach
Jamie Stanley
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!
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Joy Johnson
Mrs. Johnson's second grade class enjoyed a Valentine's party full of minute to win it games ( Cupid's Arrows, Cookie Challenge, Fruit Looped with one hand, and Chop Stick Hearts)! It was a blast!!!!
over 1 year ago, Joy Johnson
Shelley Mannor
Townsend’s Valentine fun In Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Johnson rooms!
over 1 year ago, Shelley Mannor
Shelley Mannor
Townsend’s Valentines fun in Mrs. Stewart and Mrs. Smith rooms!
over 1 year ago, Shelley Mannor
Jamie Stanley
Mrs. Smith’s Young 5s class went on an archeological dig! They learned words such as herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, mammal and oviparous! Oh, they had a little fun too:)
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
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!
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
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!
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Shelley Mannor
Miss Waite’s class using what they’ve learned this year to solve some pretty sweet problems !
over 1 year ago, Shelley Mannor
Jamie Stanley
Just a reminder.... Tuesday is the day!
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Townsend’s Valentine’s Dance has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 11 from 6-7:30.
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Scott Leach
Vandercook Lake Public Schools will be closed today, Thursday, February 6th due to inclement weather.
over 1 year ago, Scott Leach
Heather Swaenepoel
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.
over 1 year ago, Heather Swaenepoel
Jamie Stanley
Thanks to a generous grant through John George Foundation, our 3rd grade students can now take writing and note taking to a whole new digit level using Rocketbooks! They are bursting with new ideas!
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
The big family dance is this Thursday!!!
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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!
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Shelley Mannor
The groundhog didn’t see his shadow so Mr. Smith’s class is hoping for an early Spring!
over 1 year ago, Shelley Mannor
Jamie Stanley
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.
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Kids have great ideas for why they love our school!
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Joy Johnson
Teamwork with 100 piece puzzles!
over 1 year ago, Joy Johnson
Shelley Mannor
More 100 day fun!
over 1 year ago, Shelley Mannor
Joy Johnson
How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie roll center? Can you chew a Starburst 100 chews before it gets swallowed? What can you build with 100 blocks? So much fun for the 100th day of school!!!
over 1 year ago, Joy Johnson
Jamie Stanley
At Townsend, it’s not the just the kids who like to celebrate 100s Day :) Our staff like to have some fun too!
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
100s Day at Townsend was enjoyed by all today!! There was so much energy, fun and laughter all day!
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Heather Swaenepoel
Our 5th graders celebrated their 1000th day of school!!!
over 1 year ago, Heather Swaenepoel
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Happy 100th Day of School Jayhawk Nation. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Scott Leach
It's never too young to learn how to bowl. What an awesome physical education class! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
over 1 year ago, Scott Leach
Scott Leach
Townsend's PBIS weekly winners collecting their reward. Great job Junior Jayhawks, keep up the great effort! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
over 1 year ago, Scott Leach
Jamie Stanley
Our library got a little more inviting! Thanks to Wendy Tripp for all her creativity and hard work!
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Scott Leach
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!
over 1 year ago, Scott Leach
Amanda Curtis
Tonight's middle school wrestling meet has been cancelled. We will wrestle Grass Lake at HOME on Thursday January 30 @ 4:30pm
over 1 year ago, Amanda Curtis
Shelley Mannor
Mrs. Osypczuk’s Classroom working on circle activities!
over 1 year ago, Shelley Mannor
Jamie Stanley
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”.
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Danielle Casto
Students in Mrs. Smith’s Young Five class learned the letter I in Antarctica this week! Predicting and measuring with ice skating penguins, ice cream milk shakes, and igloos!
over 1 year ago, Danielle Casto
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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. 
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
Vandy nation is bursting with pride over our 5th grade classroom spelling bee champs!! Way to make Townsend proud!
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Amanda Curtis
Pink & Purple is almost here!!!! This year you can win one of these BRAND NEW items! Tickets are $1 each through February 6th, and on February 7th they will be 3 for $5. Buy them today from Ms. Schweda!
over 1 year ago, Amanda Curtis
Jamie Stanley
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!!
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Wishing everyone in the Jayhawk Nation a reflective and inspiring Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Danielle Casto
Mrs. Smith’s class working on winter writing, math and science! Making predictions and participating in experiments! What fun!
over 1 year ago, Danielle Casto
Jamie Stanley
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!
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Students in Mr. Spaan’s class were hard at work playing KAHOOT practicing double digit multiplication!! It was so much fun!
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Andrea Sharp
Friday flashlight writing fun!
over 1 year ago, Andrea Sharp
Andrea Sharp
Our first graders experimented with shadows this week in science.
over 1 year ago, Andrea Sharp
Jamie Stanley
The office had an unofficial “Twin Day” today at Townsend!
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Scott Leach
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
over 1 year ago, Scott Leach
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Happy New Year's Jayhawk Nation! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools would like to wish everyone a safe and peaceful holiday season. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAcheiveSOAR!
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Wishing the entire Jayhawk Nation a safe and relaxing Winter Break. School resumes on Monday, January 6th 2020! Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Scott Leach
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
over 1 year ago, Scott Leach
Danielle Casto
Santa stopped in Townsend’s preschool classroom today! Thank you Santa for taking time out of your busy day to see us! 💚❤️
over 1 year ago, Danielle Casto
Jamie Stanley
Thursday is holiday sock day at Townsend:)
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Joy Johnson
Thank you Ms. Stanley for coming to read to us! We really loved your book "Santa Claus is Coming to Town"!
over 1 year ago, Joy Johnson
Joy Johnson
What an awesome party for my kiddos in second grade! We built and decorated "gingerbread" houses out of graham crackers! Here are their finished houses!
over 1 year ago, Joy Johnson
Jamie Stanley
Wednesday is BLING day at Townsend.
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools would like to wish everyone a safe and peaceful Winter Break. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Danielle Casto
Ms. Stanley stopped in preschool to read Penguin and Pinecone, a story about friendship. Great listening ears as they prep for Santa’s visit tomorrow! 💚❤️
over 1 year ago, Danielle Casto
Jamie Stanley
Tuesday is Ugly Sweater Day at Townsend!
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Joy Johnson
Here are some completed boxes from the STEM challenge!
over 1 year ago, Joy Johnson
Joy Johnson
Today we did a STEM challenge in Mrs. Johnson's classroom where the students had to create a box using nothing but paper and tape! They were working together and having a blast!!!
over 1 year ago, Joy Johnson
Shelley Mannor
Still time to pick up your last minute Christmas gifts. Past Townsend yearbooks for sale in new condition $10 limited supplies. Years available 2005-06;2009-10;2011-12;2012-13;2014-15;2016-17;2017-18; 2018-19.
over 1 year ago, Shelley Mannor
Jamie Stanley
Reminder that Monday is holiday headband/hat day at Townsend:)
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Shelley Mannor
Mr. Leach stopped by Townsend today to handout backpacks as a thank you to our students who performed at the Board Meeting!
over 1 year ago, Shelley Mannor
Amanda Curtis
over 1 year ago, Amanda Curtis
Danielle Casto
Townsend Preschool students enjoyed making slime today! We added red and green glitter to our ingredients for some holiday cheer!
over 1 year ago, Danielle Casto
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Looking forward to tonight's program. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
Update and final calendar (note the day change)
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Sharing ideas in Mrs. Jones' class. A great team building activity.
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Heather Swaenepoel
Book buddies from Mrs. Sweeney and Mrs. Swaenepoel’s classes were excited to have our amazing principal, Mrs. Stanley, share one of her favorite Christmas stories about kindness and appreciation.
over 1 year ago, Heather Swaenepoel
Jamie Stanley
Please check out our upcoming events at Townsend gearing up towards our holiday break.
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
‘It’s the season to have some fun! Please check out our holiday calendar for the upcoming weeks!
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Some of our fine Jayhawks got to show off their talents to our school board! Very lovely music and speeches!
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Mrs. Flippin is taking PBS to a whole new level! The kids are so excited to get a classroom “bonus” pull each week! Keep earning those SOAR tickets!
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Shelley Mannor
Fourth Graders enjoying their trip to the Capitol today!
over 1 year ago, Shelley Mannor
Shelley Mannor
Santa Secret shopping fun this week!
over 1 year ago, Shelley Mannor
Amanda Curtis
Our annual boys youth basketball tournament is just around the corner! Please feel free to contact the hs office for more information!
over 1 year ago, Amanda Curtis
Amanda Curtis
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!
over 1 year ago, Amanda Curtis
Amanda Curtis
Help support our football program!
over 1 year ago, Amanda Curtis
Amanda Curtis
Please join us for a ms/hs holiday music concert and refreshments December 12th!
over 1 year ago, Amanda Curtis
Danielle Casto
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear! 🎄
over 1 year ago, Danielle Casto
Danielle Casto
Mrs. Osypczuk’s 3rd graders are in first place on the Sumdog Math National Contest as of 9:45a.m. Sumdog is a supplemental math program online that allows our students to be challenged at their individual level in math. Way to go Jr. Jayhawks!
over 1 year ago, Danielle Casto
Jamie Stanley
These 2 wonderful women are Townsend’s amazing secretaries! They greet parents, take phone calls, schedule field trips, and everything else! Thank you, Sarah and Tracey for all your hard work! #BelieveachieveSOAR
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Danielle Casto
Townsend Preschool students and their families were invited to the classroom to decorate for Christmas last night. They did a fantastic job! Thank you preschool parents for all the help! 🎄❤️
over 1 year ago, Danielle Casto
Jamie Stanley
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.
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Shelley Mannor
Mr. Smith’s room starting their morning with Q-tip painting and under the table writing!
over 1 year ago, Shelley Mannor
Jamie Stanley
We are thankful for every student, staff, and family in our school! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break!
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Joy Johnson
Congratulations to the 2 winners from the Fall Festival who got to make cookies with me! It was so much fun talking with you girls and getting messy 😊🎉♥️
over 1 year ago, Joy Johnson
Joy Johnson
Our November book has been ABSOLUTELY amazing!! We read it together and tomorrow we finish our final chapter in "The Chocolate Touch"! What a great way to finish November and have family time at Thanksgiving than with a book that teaches us to think of others! ♥️
over 1 year ago, Joy Johnson
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
A Downtown Jackson Christmas Parade tradition: The Mighty Jayhawks Matching Band.
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
There is still time to go to tonight's downtown Jackson Christmas parade and see the Vandercook Lake marching band in action. Go Jayhawks
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
Silver iPhone found. Contact office for details if yours.
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Jason Tello
1:30pm and students still engaged!!! Believe Achieve Soar
over 1 year ago, Jason Tello
Amanda Curtis
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.
over 1 year ago, Amanda Curtis
Amanda Curtis
Apple pie pick up will be tomorrow November 23rd, in the HS cafeteria from 10am-2pm!
over 1 year ago, Amanda Curtis
Jamie Stanley
5th Grade Veteran’s Day concert did not disappoint! Great job, Mrs. Barrett!
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Shelley Mannor
Found silver boys bike. If lost please contact Townsend with a description! Thanks!
over 1 year ago, Shelley Mannor
Shelley Mannor
Mrs. Schirmacher’s room was “gobbled” today! Thank you to the cafeteria staff!
over 1 year ago, Shelley Mannor
Jamie Stanley
What we are thankful for: Nov 18
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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!
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
An office divided today!!!
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Mr. Spaan was set up by his 4th graders!
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
UM/State Day is always a fun day of rivalry!
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Shelley Mannor
Throwback Thursday to McDevitt 1973-74 5th grade!
over 1 year ago, Shelley Mannor
Shelley Mannor
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!
over 1 year ago, Shelley Mannor
Shelley Mannor
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!
over 1 year ago, Shelley Mannor
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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.
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Amanda Curtis
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!
over 1 year ago, Amanda Curtis
Shelley Mannor
Snow much fun at recess today!
over 1 year ago, Shelley Mannor
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Tonight, our VB team sets out to make school history.They take on Hudson for a Regional title and a trip to the semi-finals. They need your support! The match is at Leslie High School (straight up 127) and starts at 6pm. Tkts are $6. Fan bus info call 782-8167.
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
Mrs. Jones’s class enjoyed extra recess in the snow for earning a Perfect Attendance party!! Great job, kids!
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Amanda Curtis
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!
over 1 year ago, Amanda Curtis
Danielle Casto
It’s not too late to sign up for preschool!
over 1 year ago, Danielle Casto
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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.
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Amanda Curtis
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.
over 1 year ago, Amanda Curtis
Amanda Curtis
Tonight's spectator bus for Varsity Volleyball Regionals will leave for Leslie tonight at 4:10PM. Please meet out front in the circle drive.
over 1 year ago, Amanda Curtis
Joy Johnson
Mrs. Johnson's second grade is loving the 1st snowfall!!
over 1 year ago, Joy Johnson
Jamie Stanley
One of our amazing families helping out the staff by cleaning the snow off cars. What a kind community we have! Thank you, Rink Family ❤️
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Amanda Curtis
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.
over 1 year ago, Amanda Curtis
Amanda Curtis
JV girls basketball tryouts for this evening have been canceled.
over 1 year ago, Amanda Curtis
Amanda Curtis
Vandercook Lake Middle High School will be dismissing at 2:10 p.m. today to ensure elementary students will be released at normal time.
over 1 year ago, Amanda Curtis
Amanda Curtis
Weight lifting for tonight has been canceled.
over 1 year ago, Amanda Curtis
Amanda Curtis
Reaching Higher has been canceled for this evening.
over 1 year ago, Amanda Curtis
Amanda Curtis
Middle school boys basketball practice has been canceled for this evening.
over 1 year ago, Amanda Curtis
Jamie Stanley
Due to inclement weather, Reaching Higher after school program is cancelled for tonight, Nov 11.
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Due to inclement weather, the 5th grade Veteran’s Day concert will be rescheduled to November 20 at 6 pm. Thank you for understanding.
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
What we are thankful for: Nov. 11
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Amanda Curtis
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.
over 1 year ago, Amanda Curtis
Jamie Stanley
Thank you to all those that have served in our Armed Forces. We are grateful for your services to our country.
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Which bird beak is more effective? Students in Mrs. Sweeney’s room use inquiry to determine the answer! We love our little scientists❤️
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Students in Mrs. Vance’s class got to explore chemical reactions by making slime!!
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
What we are thankful for Nov 8
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
What we are thankful for: Nov 8
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Amanda Curtis
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.
over 1 year ago, Amanda Curtis
Amanda Curtis
Missing a diaper bag? We found it! It's waiting for you in our high school office!
over 1 year ago, Amanda Curtis
Shelley Mannor
PBIS winners designing their own custom t-shirts!
over 1 year ago, Shelley Mannor
Jamie Stanley
What we are thankful for Nov 6
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Amanda Curtis
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.
over 1 year ago, Amanda Curtis
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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!
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
A reminder that polls are open until 8 pm. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Shelley Mannor
What I’m thankful for Nov. 5th
over 1 year ago, Shelley Mannor
Amanda Curtis
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.
over 1 year ago, Amanda Curtis
Shelley Mannor
Our Kindergarten and First Graders enjoyed their 50th day of school by dressing in 50s style clothes!
over 1 year ago, Shelley Mannor
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Information for Tuesday's vote. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Amanda Curtis
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.
over 1 year ago, Amanda Curtis
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Please remember to vote on Tuesday. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
Nov 4: What we are thankful for...
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Amanda Curtis
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.
over 1 year ago, Amanda Curtis
Jamie Stanley
Tomorrow is it!! Please vote!
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Andrew Frohm finished 2nd in the Division 3 Cross Country State Finals with an unofficial time of 16:16. Congrats Andrew, the Jayhawk Nation is proud of you! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
Nov 1: What we are thankful for...
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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!
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jayhawk Nation, please remember to vote on November 5th. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1jzcS3E1XlQW4qBmgBJS02N393SsKvNFPAx_5LHYtsVI/edit?usp=drivesdk #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
over 1 year ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
We are thankful everyday here at Townsend, but in November, we are highlighting special reasons from our special people. Nov. 1
over 1 year ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
There is still time to purchase an apple pie! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VGrAdnlKHxZqgigTfu_L9zzazqRsaaz5GofYmoGkijU/edit?usp=drivesdk #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
Halloween fun! Thanks to all the friends and families make this a memorable day for our kiddos!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Heather Swaenepoel
With Halloween around the corner, this fifth grade class learned about the bones in our hands and made homemade X-rays today.
almost 2 years ago, Heather Swaenepoel
Jamie Stanley
4th Graders in Mrs. Fish’s class got to have some rocket wars for brain break!!!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Amanda Curtis
Attention boys in grades 9-12! Basketball tryouts are just around the corner! Come be a part of this awesome team and hardworking program! You must have a physical on file to tryout. #itsagooddaytobeajayhawk
almost 2 years ago, Amanda Curtis
Danielle Casto
Preschool students were excited to see the fire truck today! Thank you Summit Fire for teaching us about fire safety!
almost 2 years ago, Danielle Casto
Joy Johnson
Working with partners to support learning about How-To writing!
almost 2 years ago, Joy Johnson
Tracey Strong
Mrs. Smith's young fives
almost 2 years ago, Tracey Strong
Shelley Mannor
Mr. Smith’s Kindergarten class made peanut butter balls today!
almost 2 years ago, Shelley Mannor
Heather Swaenepoel
Reaching Higher kids working together to complete a puzzle. Communication skills, math skills, and teamwork are all coming together!
almost 2 years ago, Heather Swaenepoel
Heather Swaenepoel
Choosing our own books to read for fun is our favorite part of the day! We LOVE to read!
almost 2 years ago, Heather Swaenepoel
Amanda Curtis
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!
almost 2 years ago, Amanda Curtis
Amanda Curtis
#VANDYHALLOWEEN
almost 2 years ago, Amanda Curtis
Jamie Stanley
4th grade lunch with these awesome kids! I love my job so much❤️
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Attendance is so important and we celebrate classrooms when they achieve "Perfect Attendance"! Congrats to Mrs. Higgins class who earned some extra free time!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Shelley Mannor
Throwback Thursday featuring McDevitt Elementary 1979-80 this week!
almost 2 years ago, Shelley Mannor
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Hats off to our youth wrestling program. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
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!!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Heather Swaenepoel
5th graders experimenting with shadow clocks and understanding how shadows can be used to tell time.
almost 2 years ago, Heather Swaenepoel
Jamie Stanley
Students in Mrs. Vance’s class created Halloween stories! They are so creative and sssccccaaarrrryyy!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Just a friendly reminder there is no school on Monday, October 21. We hope you enjoy the long weekend.
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Joy Johnson
Our books for the months of September and October! This was possible thanks to many generous donations! The faces on my kiddos tells me how much they love getting their very own book!!!
almost 2 years ago, Joy Johnson
Amanda Curtis
Just a reminder that there is NO school on Monday October 21st. Enjoy your three day weekend!
almost 2 years ago, Amanda Curtis
Beth Flippin
We are so proud to see friends from Mrs. Flippin's class reading at home with their pets they adopted last week! Way to accept responsibility! Thanks parents for sharing these pictures with us!
almost 2 years ago, Beth Flippin
Jamie Stanley
Change your words, change your mindset! Having a growth mindset is a powerful tool to help us learn and grow!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Shelley Mannor
Mr. Smith’s class received their book of the month today. The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin! Thank you to our sponsors!
almost 2 years ago, Shelley Mannor
Joy Johnson
Working on sequencing a story with a partner!
almost 2 years ago, Joy Johnson
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Shelley Mannor
Are you enjoying Throwback Thursday’s? We have a limited supply of yearbooks for sale at $10 each in new condition. These would make fun Christmas presents. Years available 05-06, 09-10, 11-12, 12-13, 14-15, 16-17, 17-18, 18-19. If interested stop by Townsend’s office.
almost 2 years ago, Shelley Mannor
Jamie Stanley
Today we got to celebrate some very talented artists at Art A Loan Ceremony. Their art will be displayed in community businesses for a year! Congrats to DJ, Emma, Kaitlin, and our wonderful Art teachers!! Way to represent Vandy!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Shelley Mannor
Mrs. Flippin’s class meeting their adopted pets! They will be bringing them home to read to!
almost 2 years ago, Shelley Mannor
Jamie Stanley
Our Young 5s got to explore the benefits of apples by making applesauce today! Yummy!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Amanda Curtis
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.
almost 2 years ago, Amanda Curtis
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Getting ready for our slot on today's Bart Hawley Show. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Shelley Mannor
Throwback Thursday going waaayy back to 1985-86. Townsend and McDevitt!
almost 2 years ago, Shelley Mannor
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Another example of all the local support for our district. Thank you to all the local businesses that support our district and the students we serve.
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Amanda Curtis
Attention 5th and 6th grade boys interested in playing youth basketball this year! There will be signups for travel basketball coming soon...
almost 2 years ago, Amanda Curtis
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
A reminder that the upcoming Sinking Fund initiative will be discussed at next Monday's regularly scheduled board meeting, which starts at 6 pm on the high school media center.
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Joy Johnson
Supporting each other in writing through editing!
almost 2 years ago, Joy Johnson
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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!
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Shelley Mannor
Townsend’s October Students of the Month! Believe Achieve Soar Junior Jayhawks! Special thanks to the patrons of Mrs. Jones’s room for their new books!
almost 2 years ago, Shelley Mannor
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Walking down the K-2 hallway and saw these powerful pieces of student work. YET is such a wonderful word, it's honest but offers hope and optimism. All children can learn, just some take longer than others. The word YET sends a strong message that they can do it, just not YET!
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Are you ready for some football? 7 pm kickoff! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
November 5th Sinking Fund information. A presentation and the opportunity for Q and A will take place at the Oct. 14th Board Meeting. The meeting starts at 6 pm. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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!
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Amanda Curtis
Jayhawks, Jayhawks don't be shy, stand up now and yell your cry! VICTORY-tonight 7pm, home against Addison!
almost 2 years ago, Amanda Curtis
Jamie Stanley
Our amazing staff packed sack lunches for every student to have on our half day!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Shelley Mannor
Townsend’s Throwback Thursday 2001-2002
almost 2 years ago, Shelley Mannor
Joy Johnson
Working on our sentence building skills!
almost 2 years ago, Joy Johnson
Jamie Stanley
Parents: please stop by the computer lab at Townsend after your parent/teacher conference to take a brief survey about our school. We value your thoughts and encourage your feedback!!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Just a reminder that tomorrow is Picture Day and Count day at Townsend!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Our “Pots of Gold” are busy learning and growing in our amazing school! A beautiful rainbow right above our school this morning! Have a wonderful day! #believeachieveSOAR
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Amanda Curtis
Another BEAUTIFUL day at Vandy!
almost 2 years ago, Amanda Curtis
Amanda Curtis
Another BEAUTIFUL day at Vandy!
almost 2 years ago, Amanda Curtis
Joy Johnson
Having fun learning about coins with our partners!
almost 2 years ago, Joy Johnson
Jamie Stanley
Townsend Parents: this week at conferences, please stop down in the computer lab to take a short survey on the school’s improvement. We value your thoughts and appreciate your support!!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Here is an informational presentation about the upcoming Sinking Fund initiative. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1jzcS3E1XlQW4qBmgBJS02N393SsKvNFPAx_5LHYtsVI/edit?usp=sharing #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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!
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Danielle Casto
TWO HOURS LEFT OF OUR VERY WET FUNDRAISER. COME SAY HELLO! 👋🏻 We’d love to see some familiar faces! Corn maze is $3 per person!
almost 2 years ago, Danielle Casto
Jamie Stanley
Our Junior Jayhawks are excited to help support our school at Red Egg Farms today from 11-6! Rain or shine!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Danielle Casto
For those of you who will be making the drive to RED EGG FARM for the Corn Maze Fundraiser, please be aware of the detour. You must take King Rd. down to Mathews Rd. in order to turn left onto Spring Arbor Rd. to reach Red Egg Farm. We’re used to the detours! 😉 Go Jayhawks!
almost 2 years ago, Danielle Casto
Danielle Casto
Rain, rain, go away! The Jayhawks are ready to fundraise today! Come on down to Spring Arbor’s Red Egg Farm! ALL entries into the corn maze will go directly to Townsend students! We hope to see you there!
almost 2 years ago, Danielle Casto
Jamie Stanley
Even our teachers celebrate PBIS at our school!!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Amanda Curtis
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.
almost 2 years ago, Amanda Curtis
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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!
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
Just a reminder that Fall Festival is tonight!! Can’t wait to see you all!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Danielle Casto
FALL FESTIVAL IS TONIGHT! WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
almost 2 years ago, Danielle Casto
Amanda Curtis
Just a reminder that MS sports pictures will take place tomorrow! Order forms are in the front office. #GOJAYHAWKS
almost 2 years ago, Amanda Curtis
Jamie Stanley
Our 3rd graders had so much fun with math exploration today!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Amanda Curtis
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!!
almost 2 years ago, Amanda Curtis
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
What a great addition to Townsend Elementary's hallway. Thanks American1! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Danielle Casto
Bring the family out to Spring Arbor’s Red Egg Farm! This Sunday, 100% of the corn maze profits will go directly to Townsend students! Come out and support our Jayhawks! $3 per person entry!
almost 2 years ago, Danielle Casto
Danielle Casto
Reminder that Townsend’s Annual Fall Festival is THIS Thursday! September 26th 5:30-7 We hope to see you there!
almost 2 years ago, Danielle Casto
Danielle Casto
Check out who will be sponsoring gifts and gift baskets for raffle! Only three more days until Fall Festival! We hope to see you there!
almost 2 years ago, Danielle Casto
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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!
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Information about the John George, Sr. Student Loan Fund Program. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Parents, please take a moment to read a letter from Office of the Prosecuting Attorney in regards to threats made to school communities. We hope you will take the time and discuss the topic with your child. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
We are so excited to announce that on 1/2 days of school, Townsend will be providing all students with a sack lunch to take home! Our first 1/2 day is October 4.
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Danielle Casto
ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!
almost 2 years ago, Danielle Casto
Danielle Casto
Join us THIS Thursday, September 26th!
almost 2 years ago, Danielle Casto
Jamie Stanley
Big thanks to American 1 Credit Union for our amazing new banner!!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Shelley Mannor
Mr. Smith’s room getting their September Book of the Month! Thanks to all our supporters!❤️
almost 2 years ago, Shelley Mannor
Danielle Casto
Mrs. Smith’s Young Fives wearing their red and white for the big game tonight! Good luck Jayhawks! #believeachieveSOAR
almost 2 years ago, Danielle Casto
Jamie Stanley
How cute is the new counter in our preschool classroom?!?
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Shelley Mannor
More fun photos from Favorite Decade Day!
almost 2 years ago, Shelley Mannor
Joy Johnson
Second grade was a blast from the past with teachers from the 70's!
almost 2 years ago, Joy Johnson
Jamie Stanley
Decades day at Townsend!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Heather Swaenepoel
Bringing the 80s back in 5th grade!
almost 2 years ago, Heather Swaenepoel
Shelley Mannor
More Crazy Hair Pictures!
almost 2 years ago, Shelley Mannor
Shelley Mannor
Having a blast on Crazy Hair Day at Townsend! We love spirit week❤️
almost 2 years ago, Shelley Mannor
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
A shout out to County National Bank for sponsoring our popcorn bags! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Information about the upcoming Sinking Fund vote. Please remember to vote on November 5th.
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Shelley Mannor
Mrs. Sweeney’s 1st graders loved learning about the American flag today!
almost 2 years ago, Shelley Mannor
Shelley Mannor
Rocking the Crazy Sock Day at Townsend!
almost 2 years ago, Shelley Mannor
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Great moments at Townsend Elementary this morning. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Look at all the artistic talent at Townsend.
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Recreation football and cheer are in full swing. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Danielle Casto
Come support your Junior Jayhawks! Townsend PTO will be working the corn maze! 100% of the money made from the corn maze September 29th will go directly to our students! $3 per person! Hope to see you there!
almost 2 years ago, Danielle Casto
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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 scott.leach@vandyschools.org
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Heather Swaenepoel
Mrs. Swaenepoel’s class received our September books from our classroom sponsors! Thank you so much!
almost 2 years ago, Heather Swaenepoel
Jamie Stanley
PJ Day did not disappoint at Townsend today!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Danielle Casto
Townsend Elementary is now offering ALL-DAY childcare for 3.5, 4, and 5 year olds! Please call 517-867-6252!
almost 2 years ago, Danielle Casto
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Here is a link to the next month's breakfast and lunch menus. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1kChoz7SEgTOa95w8srTLctStJzELzd2T?usp=sharing #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Danielle Casto
Townsend Elementary now offering ALL-DAY childcare for 3.5, 4, and 5 year olds! Call 517-867-6252 for questions!
almost 2 years ago, Danielle Casto
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jayhawks, come on out and tailgate before the homecoming game v the Pirates. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Beth Flippin
When Mrs. Flippin's students come in every morning we do Morning Tubs. At first glance it might look like we are just playing, but we are actually working on literacy, math, fine motor, social skills, and so much more! Playing is learning!
almost 2 years ago, Beth Flippin
Jamie Stanley
Our 5th graders show their leadership by doing the morning announcements each day. Happy Friday the 13th.
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Shelley Mannor
Team Smith is ready to go with their Kindergarteners this awesome Friday the 13th!
almost 2 years ago, Shelley Mannor
Jamie Stanley
Townsend Spirit Week Schedule Monday, Sept. 16: PJ Day. Students must wear shoes Tuesday, Sept. 17: Crazy Sock Day Wednesday, Sept. 18: Crazy Hair Day Thursday, Sept. 19: Decades Day. Dress up from your favorite decade. Friday, Sept. 20: Red and White Day.
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Andrea Sharp
Our 1st grade students are practicing important math skills with math games. Learning is FUN!
almost 2 years ago, Andrea Sharp
Jason Tello
PBIS Wednesday WINNERS !!! Congratulations
almost 2 years ago, Jason Tello
Shelley Mannor
Attendance Matters!
almost 2 years ago, Shelley Mannor
Shelley Mannor
Townsend’s September Student of the Month Winners!
almost 2 years ago, Shelley Mannor
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Great to see all the smiling faces! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Amanda Curtis
Today our middle school football team has their first scrimmage at Springport! Start time is 5pm. Our Jayhawks are pumped up for their game tonight !#Believe.Achieve.SOAR! #readyforsomefootball
almost 2 years ago, Amanda Curtis
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
A big thank you to Johnny's for their sponsorship of our refinished gym floor. They are a great community partner! Thanks again Johnny's! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
Oh the places you’ll go when you read a good book!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Amanda Curtis
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!!
almost 2 years ago, Amanda Curtis
Danielle Casto
JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST PTO MEETING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH!
almost 2 years ago, Danielle Casto
Amanda Curtis
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!
almost 2 years ago, Amanda Curtis
Jamie Stanley
Friday night football under the lights! Go Jayhawks!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Friday night football under the lights! Go Jayhawks!!!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Scott Leach
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!
almost 2 years ago, Scott Leach
Amanda Curtis
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.
almost 2 years ago, Amanda Curtis
Jamie Stanley
Transportation from all busses may be delayed 10-20 min today. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your cooperation.
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Amanda Curtis
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!!
almost 2 years ago, Amanda Curtis
Shelley Mannor
Thank you Department of Corrections for your awesome donation of school supplies!
almost 2 years ago, Shelley Mannor
Shelley Mannor
Mr. Smith’s Kindergarten class making applesauce today!
almost 2 years ago, Shelley Mannor
Jason Tello
Deputy Jakkolaa -Working for a Cause, not Applause.... Vandy says Thank You!
almost 2 years ago, Jason Tello
Amanda Curtis
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
almost 2 years ago, Amanda Curtis
Jason Tello
Our new All American Heptathlete Kindergarten Teacher Mr. Smith enjoying recess with his students!!!
almost 2 years ago, Jason Tello
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Townsend Elementary is off to a great start this morning. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jayhawk Nation, there is the potential for severe weather today. Be careful. #Believe.Achieve.SOAR!
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
Preschool is still accepting applications!!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Mrs. Flippin's class sharing what they did over the weekend. Very impressed with the listening should that were being used. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Off to a great start after the Labor Day weekend. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Wishing everyone in the Jayhawk Nation a safe and relaxing Labor Day. #BelieveAchieveSOAR
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
Our kids even have fun walking in the halls! Teacher-led Silent “Simon Says”!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Just a reminder that we do not have school Friday (Aug. 30) and Monday (Sept. 2). Enjoy your long weekend!! Go Jayhawks!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Elise Fish
Monarch butterflies are hatching in fourth grade.
almost 2 years ago, Elise Fish
Jamie Stanley
We love it when our big kids “read” with our little kids. Fifth graders paired up to read with a first grade reading buddy!!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Beth Flippin
STEM challenge in Mrs. Flippin's class! Students are working together to make free standing marshmallow and toothpick stuctures.
almost 2 years ago, Beth Flippin
Jamie Stanley
Our Kindergarteners are already working in learning centers!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Varsity Volleyball defeats the Northwest Mounties two sets to one! Great job Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
Just a reminder that we are still taking applications.
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Amanda Curtis
Due to our opponent not having a JV football team this year, we will NOT have a JV football game on Wednesday August 28th.
almost 2 years ago, Amanda Curtis
Jamie Stanley
Our 3rd graders learning about listening with attention.
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Students in Mrs. Fish’s class get to experience first-hand the life cycle of a butterfly!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Our Jayhawks are ready for a great week at school!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
Support our community. Free Ice cream social at the Lions Club today from 2-5.
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
We love when teachers support other teachers! Ms. Casto wrote a grant for classroom items for Mrs. Smith’s pre-K classroom and it was fully funded today! We were lucky to surprise her this afternoon!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
PBIS kickoff was a success!!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Our 4th graders are already diving into good books!!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Showing off some of the great bulletin boards at Townsend.
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
The first day of lunch at Townsend! #BelieveAchievSOAR!
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
We are still accepting applications for Our Pre School program. School begins on Sept 9
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Students in 5th grade are writing letters to themselves to be opened at the end of the year.
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Townsend Elementary First Day of School pictures SOAR on M-Live! #BelieveAchieveSOAR! https://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/2019/08/bells-ring-on-first-day-of-school-across-jackson-county.html
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Sign up for Youth Volleyball - Grades 2-6 #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
K, 1st, 2nd Cheer Clinic Update
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
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.
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
We apologize for the delay in the buses today. Construction on the roads is limiting our routes and creating delays. Please take note that delays are expected for the reminder of the week. Thank you for your understanding and patience. Believe. Achieve. Soar!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Off to a great start to the new school year. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
What an incredible open house tonight! Thank you to all community partners who came and a special thanks to JFM for all the activities brought!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Vandercook Lake Public Schools
The Open House has officially started at Townsend Elementary!
almost 2 years ago, Vandercook Lake Public Schools
Jamie Stanley
Please welcome to our Kindergarten team Kim Darling who graduated from Eastern Michigan University and has taught preschool for 2 years. We are so happy to have her at Townsend!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Open house at Townsend is scheduled from 5:30-6:30 tonight, August 20, and the construction on the roads will be clear in front of the building! We look forward to seeing everyone this evening.
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
Excited to welcome Kevin Smith as one of our new Kindergarten teachers. He is a graduate of Spring Arbor University and this is his first year teaching!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley
Jamie Stanley
The excitement is building for the new school year!
almost 2 years ago, Jamie Stanley