The Vandercook Lake High School Band will be sharing their Virtual Band Festival performance this evening at 7PM. You can catch the video premiere here: https://youtu.be/3r_8EKPOgSo
Come out and support the Varsity Baseball & Softball teams tomorrow in their Conference opener against Hanover Horton. Senior Citizens are free. All other tickets are sold on Ticket Spicket. Below is the link to purchase for home events. https://events.ticketspicket.com/agency/f4fb78af-6c8b-43d7-9840-e0974782f120
14u Softball and Baseball signups are going on now! A google sign up form has been emailed to your Vandercook Lake student. Please sign up by Friday. All 14 and under players are eligible. You are also eligible if you turned 15 after January 1st of this year.
Just a quick reminder to our 8th-11th grade students, if you are in need of bus transportation for testing this week, please contact the MS/HS office by 1:00pm today. Our phone number is 782-8167. Thank you!
Jayhawk Families, We are now out of the farm to family boxes. Another shipment will be in next week.
Jayhawk Families, We have 18 farm to family food boxes left to give out today. Boxes will be handed out on a first-come, first served basis. Boxes can be pick up at our Central Office which is located at the MS/HS campus, park in the circle, 517-782-9044.
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
Spring Sports Updates Since events are outdoors spectator limits are not an issue, we want to welcome back all senior citizens at no charge. All others please use the link below to purchase tickets for home events. Our away events at conference schools will be purchased on that schools Ticket Spicket page except for Manchester. We will post that link the week of the game. If you have any questions, please contact: email@example.com 517-867-6304 Have a great day! Jayhawk Strong! https://events.ticketspicket.com/agency/f4fb78af-6c8b-43d7-9840-e0974782f120
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.
Current 8th graders, please join me on Thursday at 9am for a class meeting. We will discuss welcome to high school, how credits work in high school, what classes you can take, what electives you can choose from and answer your questions. Check your email for your Zoom invite!
Students who want to be given priority consideration for state of Michigan financial aid programs now have some extra time to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. Commonly known as the “FAFSA,” this application is a critical step when applying for grants, scholarships and other forms of financial assistance. Academic Year 2021-22 FAFSA submissions now received at the federal processor on or before May 1 -- rather than the original March 1 deadline -- are given priority consideration for the Michigan Competitive Scholarship and Michigan Tuition Grant. “Completing the FAFSA should be on top of everyone’s list when applying for college financial aid,” said Robin Lott, executive director of Treasury’s Office of Postsecondary Financial Planning. “We are hopeful that this deadline change will help families who have been faced with challenges during the pandemic. Please do not delay and complete this free application today.” Students who wait to complete their FAFSA after the new May 1 deadline may not receive all the financial aid they could have been entitled to receive. Prior to completing the FAFSA online, the student and at least one parent or guardian must obtain a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) at www.fafsa.gov. This ID serves as a legal signature and confirms an applicant’s identity when accessing financial aid information through certain U.S. Department of Education websites. To get started with the FAFSA, go to www.fafsa.gov. To learn more about State of Michigan scholarships and grant programs, visit MI Student Aid’s website at www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid.
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!
Attention: Vandercook Lake High School Athletes As we announced earlier effective April 2nd the MHSAA in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is requiring spring sport athletes to participate in the rapid antigen testing program. Below is the link to the consent form that will also be available to pick up tomorrow in the high school office starting at 8:15 am. This consent form must be signed by a parent or guardian prior to testing. Below is practice and testing schedule for Monday, April 5th. We will attempt testing outside (weather permitting) in the circle drive or in the HS Cafe. Baseball testing at 1 pm. Practice at 2 pm. Softball testing at 2 pm. Practice at 3 pm. Track testing at 3 pm. Practice at 3:45 pm. Boys Golf: Testing will be Tuesday at 3 pm. No practice tomorrow. We apologize for the quick turn around. We are just trying to keep everyone safe for practices. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call the office. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hNnIgmcrgk_tjtLxWH73jmNomD4E0ugy/view?usp=sharing
Good luck at wrestling states today Connor Riddle! #Jayhawkpride
Attention Jayhawk Families, Next week we will be passing out lunches, MWF at the MS/HS circle drive from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. We also will be following the same bus routes as we did last Monday, March 29th. We are in the process of creating a flyer with all of this information including the bus routes that will be posted later on today.
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.
Jayhawk Families, Just a reminder that we are passing out 7 day meal boxes today from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.. The boxes can be picked up at the MS/HS circle drive or we have bus stops all over the community, running until 2:30 p.m.. Please call 867-8661 with any questions.
Jayhawk Families, We have farm to family food boxes for those in need. Boxes will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis, today. Boxes can be pick up at our Central Office which is located at the MS/HS campus, park in the circle. One box per family, please.
Kindergarten registration is available online at www.vandyschools.org. We also have GSRP preschool registration online as well!
Any Black male students who are high school seniors and want to become a medical doctor, have a 28 on the ACT and a 3.5 GPA, there is possibly a free ride at Tennessee State University. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP if interested.
Take advantage of this Virtual Career Exploration Event on April 22, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 40 employer exhibitor booths; over 100 careers showcased. Designed for Middle and High School Students Limited seats available, register today at: https://www.mwse.org/micareerquest/
Watch our Varsity Boys Basketball Live on YouTube! Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VweZ0FShrEs
Watch our JV Basketball team take on Manchester live at 5:30pm. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VttPcBTAkdI
Jayhawk families, we have Farm to Family food boxes available, first come first serve, if interested please call 782-9044. Pickup is at the HS Central Office, no later than 3:30p.m. today.
Vandy Families: We have unclaimed food boxes for those in need. Boxes will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis, starting at 9am. Boxes can be picked up at our Central Office which is located at the MS/HS campus, park in the circle. One box per family, please.
Congratulations to our Athletes that are signing with colleges to pursue their dreams of playing college sports!! Watch Live https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsQSJyUR9FA
Come out & support our Middle School Girls as they compete in their last game of the season tonight at 4:30 in the Middle School Gym. Use Code: UCC8YT Link: https://events.ticketspicket.com/agency/f4fb78af-6c8b-43d7-9840-e0974782f120/events/074f64ce-9d79-4a81-8fa7-aeb5f37d1b5f
Jayhawks participated in a tornado drill today, great job Jayhawks!
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 email@example.com
Are we ready for Spring yet? Spring HS sports practices begin on Monday, March 22nd. Middle School Track will begin after spring break. Students must have a current Sports Physical/Health Questionnaire to participate. Please contact the Athletic office with any questions.
MS/HS Notice: 8th-11th Grade PSAT & SAT testing week is April 12th-16th. The whole MS/HS building will be remote learning during that week to allow all staff to help with testing. All 8th-11th grade students will be notified soon of the days they need to attend for testing.
We will be offering a credit recovery opportunity this spring. This opportunity will begin the week of March 22nd and end May 5th and will be offered three days a week from 1:30-3:00. M,T, Th. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
We just handed out the final Farms to Family food boxes. We anticipate that we will have more to hand out later next week. Have a great weekend Jayhawk Nation. #BelievAchieveSOAR!
Vandy Families in need: We have unclaimed Farm to Family food boxes. We will be handing them out on a first-come, first-served basis. The boxes can be picked up at our Central Office which is located at the MS/HS. One box per family, please.
Watch the Varsity Boys Basketball team in action live vs East Jackson at the Nest!! Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmb6xo7TaIQ
Watch our JV Boys Basketball team live on YouTube as they take on the East Jackson Trojans at home. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPBfEuhLMyw
Come join us tonight to support our Jayhawks at the home JV/Varsity Basketball game there are extra tickets available. Use Code: VXXR6E Link: https://events.ticketspicket.com/agency/f4fb78af-6c8b-43d7-9840-e0974782f120/events/23f88c08-1417-4ff6-ab6d-4a2babce7a6e
Jayhawks participated in a lockdown drill today, great job Jayhawks!
Come support your Middle School Wrestlers at home in the Middle School gym tonight at 5:00 pm. Extra tickets available. Use Code: XGXXB2 Link: https://events.ticketspicket.com/agency/f4fb78af-6c8b-43d7-9840-e0974782f120/events/4de8f097-ba8d-41b4-ad89-9625c887a84a
Any boy in grades 9-12 interested in playing boys golf this spring? There will be a meeting on Monday March 15 after school in the HS library. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Varner at email@example.com
Come support the Cheer team tonight at 5:30pm as they try to win the conference title! Limited tickets available. Use Code: XGLZMQ Link: https://events.ticketspicket.com/agency/f4fb78af-6c8b-43d7-9840-e0974782f120/events/c591a1ec-7aa0-4c23-9277-2473f917d550
Watch our Boys Varsity Basketball team take on Napoleon at home live at 7pm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZlfxPyJ9zE
Watch our JV Boys Basketball team live in action at home vs Napoleon! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8bTPts35dk
8th , 9th, 10th and 11th grade students,: You have been sent an important email with a Google form for you to fill out concerning your class schedule for next year. Please fill out this Google form as soon as possible. Thanks and please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Come join us tonight for the Winterfest Boys Basketball game against Napoleon. We have extra tickets available. Use Code: 3GDA8G Link: https://events.ticketspicket.com/agency/f4fb78af-6c8b-43d7-9840-e0974782f120/events/d07aa2e7-6ed1-44ac-a05c-c05df2812b66
The middle school/high school students participated in a lockdown drill today at 10 AM. Good job Jayhawks.
Monday's Board meeting will be held in the HS Media Center. The meeting will start at 6 pm and is limited to 25 individuals. We also will live stream at https://jcisd-org.zoom.us/j/88237908989?pwd=M1E2Qk8vcUxGRnNIcU9WN2tiaVZGZz09 Meeting ID: 882 3790 8989 Passcode: 712622
Townsend families: Just a reminder that we have a 1/2 day on Friday, March 5 with dismissal at 12:00 and no school on Monday, March 8.
The High School Boys Basketball team is on the road tonight at Manchester. If you are interested in going there are extra tickets available. Here is the link. https://manchester.revtrak.net/athletics/admission-to-games/#/v/hs-boys-basketball-single-tickets-3-03-21
Don't miss the Varsity Boys Basketball team take on Hanover Horton at home. Live on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqZgfkRJ0hE
Watch our JV Boys Basketball team take on the Hanover Horton Comets live on YouTube right now. Varsity link to come! https://youtu.be/VdO4msts3LI
Townsend Families: Please take a minute and fill out this brief survey about in-person learning. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1w8Cguk2sERT96ZmDbPe-utOFMvUVQ38iz2VJKIFIkI8/edit
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.
6-8th grade wrestling is from 3:30-5 pm at the High school in the choir room M-F. Reach out to Coach Britton for more information.
High School sporting events still going on tonight! Our Boys Basketball is at home vs Grass Lake and our Competitive Cheer team is at Michigan Center for their first conference meet of the season! Tickets are limited. Go Jayhawks!
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.
Link to Vandercook Lake vs Napoleon game youtube from Napoleon. https://youtube.com/channel/UC3p3ITY7K9Kz_8c4TMjq9Yw
There will not be JFM food backpacks this week.
Due to the snow day on Friday, our 100th Day of School will be on Tuesday :)
Winter practices will begin for Middle School Wrestling will begin on Monday, February 8th at 3:00pm.
Vandercook Lake Public Schools will be closed Friday, February 5th due to inclement weather. The Nest Daycare at Townsend Elementary is also closed.
Reminders for Upcoming Calendar: All MS/HS combination learners are expected to attend school on February 10th. Entered for prizes! Sponsored by Meijer! February 11th is a remote only day as staff will be getting their second round of the Covid vaccine. February 12th & 15th there is no school for Mid-Winter break.
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.
Attention: All 7th & 8th grade girls interested in playing basketball. There will be a non contact open gym on Tuesday, February 2nd in the High School gym from 3:30 to 5pm. Masks must be worn and please bring your own water bottle. Can't wait to see you all there!
Attention all boys in grades 3rd-8th grade: Coach Ray will be hosting a non contact basketball drills day this Thursday, January 28th from 6 to 7:45 in the High School gym. A mask must be worn at all times. Please bring your own water bottle.
Attention Middle School boys basketball players. There will be a 2 week program of open gym non contact skills practice starting on Monday, February 1st in the Middle School gym from 3:30 to 5:15 pm. A mask must be worn and please bring your own water bottle.
Attention: All 7th & 8th grade girls interested in playing basketball. There will be a non contact open gym on Tuesday, February 2nd in the High School gym from 3:30 to 5pm. Masks must be worn and please bring your own water bottle. Can't wait to see you all there!
JAYHAWKS!!! Intro to middle school competitive cheer! (6-8 grade) Next non-contact practice is Wednesday 3:30-5 pm at MS/HS in front of the cafe. No charge to attend, masks are required and your child must be picked up by 5:00 pm. Social distancing will be enforced.
Townsend families: If your child receives a food backpack from JFM, please advise that the food bags will be sent home on Thursdays from now on. Thank you.
Just a quick reminder that picture retakes for MS/HS are today. Times have adjusted a little with MS offering retakes from 9am-10am and HS offering retakes 10:15am-12pm. We look forward to seeing your smiling faces!
Picture retake day for the MS/HS will take place this Friday, January 22nd in the Middle School Gym from 7:45am-9:15am for middle school and 9:30-12:00 for high school. Codes for pictures if you would like to order online are as follows: MS: EVTMZGP3H HS: EVTPGCQDB
Reminder to all High School students! This Friday is the last day to make Semester 2 schedule changes. Please contact Mrs. LeFaive if you have any questions. Thank you.
Don't forget Vandercook Lake serves sack lunches 3 times a week to all children 18 and under. If you would like to take advantage of this great opportunity pick up days are M,W,F from 9:30-10:15am in the MS/HS circle drive.
Just a quick daily schedule reminder for all students/parents: Wednesday is early release. MS/HS releases at 12:00pm. Townsend releases at 1:00pm.
Vandercook Lake announces remote-only learning days for Jan. 21st and Feb. 11th. https://youtu.be/BSXTkHczlcg
Townsend: We can not WAIT to see all our in-person students tomorrow!! Just a reminder that doors open for students at 8:15am with dismissal at 2:30pm. See you soon!
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.
We will have and MTD/SADD meeting on Thursday, January 14 via zoom at 2:00. It is open to new and current members at the middle school and high school. Please contact me for the zoom link!
MS/HS Students we hope you had a great holiday break! We missed you! 2nd semester begins Monday, January 4th with remote learning. In person learning will begin on January 11th. You will have new google classrooms set up for 2nd semester so check your email and accept your requests. You can see your 2nd semester schedule on PowerSchool. Can't wait to see you!!
A friendly reminder that free breakfast/lunch meals are available today only. Pick ups at the high school are from Noon - 1 pm. Neighborhood delivery times may vary slightly. Supplies are limited. First come, first served.
A friendly reminder that free breakfast/lunch meals are available today only. Pick ups at the high school are from Noon - 1 pm. Neighborhood delivery times may vary slightly. Supplies are limited. First come, first served.
Have a safe a happy holiday season! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1fluFDk7N67EO--jNMrb6OlS-eIEj7MtzaqEA-SWgRYQ/edit?usp=sharing
Hey Jayhawks! Just a quick reminder that our kitchen staff will be handing out boxes containing a week's worth of food on Monday December 21st and Monday December 28th from 12pm-1pm in our HS circle drive!
Important changes to our free breakfast/lunch program over Winter Break. Who: Any individual 18 years or younger What: A week’s worth of free breakfast/lunch items per person (while supplies last!) Where: Vandercook Lake High School or currently established neighborhood stops When: Monday, December 21st and 28th. Pick up at the high school will be between Noon and 1 pm. Neighborhood bus stop times will vary. Why: Because we care! We revert back to our traditional M/W/F schedule on Monday, January 4th, 2021.
Hey parents, we know this is a difficult time for students and parents alike. Maneuvering new ways to learn can be stressful and frustrating. We have created a short slide show for parents with guidance on how to use Google Classroom. As always, we are here to help whenever you need assistance. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1-X6sAjV4MqL2NWjlFxauaZf06MHXsat-ugxQvioM2eU/edit?usp=sharing
Login information for the upcoming regularly scheduled Monday, December 14th Board of Education meeting: https://jcisd-org.zoom.us/j/84443207368?pwd=VjRrZG01Sy9HSjRGM0JBVFlPK3FhQT09 . The meeting starts at 6 pm.
Good afternoon Jayhawks!! Here is an updated list of Teacher ZOOM meetings in case you are needing extra help! Hey, it wouldn't hurt just to stop on and say hello to your teacher and classmates! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DvM1Oksl9RTCPnvM9h2ebcd-mRJetBjfxsX4_o5qMos/edit?usp=sharing
Jayhawk family, times are uncertain and unpredictable, but please know that we are here for you! Our administration has decided to extend our remote learning until January 8th. Please see the link below with the letter attached from our Superintendent. And as always,please, please, please reach out to us. We are here to help you. We are available in the MS/HS office Monday thru Friday from 8am-3pm. Please call with any questions! We'd love to hear your voices! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Qezbc88fmUpZyps6wZ_WXh2P3Mi9jm28VjqP-fl4NuE/edit?usp=sharing
Instruction for all grades (PreK-12) will be conducted remotely until Monday, January 11, 2021. https://bit.ly/2L0GJj5
Need help with your homework? Miss seeing all of your teachers everyday? Well guess what...they miss you all too!! Here is a link to their zoom schedules! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DvM1Oksl9RTCPnvM9h2ebcd-mRJetBjfxsX4_o5qMos/edit?usp=sharing
JFM backpacks will resume when students return to in person learning. Until that time be sure to pick up meals available at the MS/HS circle drive or one of our bus delivery locations. Stay safe Jayhawks and have a great Thanksgiving!
Congratulations to our own Ms. Stanley for bring featured on MEMSPA Minute Spotlight. Well deserved! #BelieveAchieveSOAR! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10224233622173454&id=1389594948
Thank you to everyone who helped to make our new remote learning lunch program a success! Just a reminder that next week will be different for pickup/dropoff as it is a holiday week. On Monday November 23, breakfast and lunch will be provided for Monday and Tuesday. On Tuesday November 24, breakfast and lunch will be provided for the 5 following days as we will be on holiday break until the following Monday, November 30. Again, for any questions please feel free to contact your student's school building. Stay safe Jayhawks!
We would like to remind students to continue to log into their emails, google classrooms, etc. Please continue to work on your daily classwork and participate in offered zoom lessons as these will help you to stay on track academically. For MS/HS students, grades earned during this semester will be recorded on your transcript as you have earned them. We understand this is a different way of learning, but we still expect each of you to be accountable for your classwork and your grades. If you have any questions, please reach out to your teachers through email, or feel free to contact our office. Again, stay safe Jayhawks and we look forward to seeing you all in the near future.
Today's Vaping Awareness video from MTD/SADD takes a look at the use of advertising to lie to kids. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRktV-ppJ9k&feature=youtu.be
Vandercook families: please take a minute and fill out this short survey in regards to providing free lunches/breakfasts to any one in your family that is 18 years old and younger. We plan to begin distribution this Wednesday, November 18. Please complete as soon as you can so we can prepare an adequate amount of food for everyone :) Thank you! https://forms.gle/HAcRGK83QmaENSip7
Jayhawk Nation, In accordance with today's MDHHS Emergency Order, Vandercook Lake High School students (9-12) will continue with remote learning until Tuesday, December 8, 2020. All athletic practices and games (6-12) have been suspended during this time frame. Remote learning for Townsend Elementary (PreK-6) and Vandercook Lake Middle School (7-8) students will be extended at least until Monday, November 30, 2020. In the near future, our district will restart offering meals for pick-up. Specific details including dates, times, and locations will be announced in the next couple of days. Stay strong Jayhawks and Mask Up!
Login information for the upcoming regularly scheduled Monday, November 9th Board of Education meeting: https://jcisd-org.zoom.us/j/85193894824?pwd=ZUdBVit2Mk84bkkrRnBWbFNPOUdtQT09
High School softball workouts/open gyms will start on Sunday, November 22nd until March 7th. Sundays 9 AM - Noon. Contact the High School office if you are interested.
MS/HS Annual Food Drive November 9th-13th Help out your community by donating non perishable food or hygiene items. Thank you for your support. Classroom competitions are going on!
Morning Career Center bus will be leaving at 7:45am until further notice. Please make sure your student is to the school no later than 7:40.
HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING IS COMING NOV 16 If you are interested please sign up in the front office. Remote students can call the office to sign up. Need a current sports physical/questionnaire to join.
High School Girls Basketball tryouts are next week!! All 9th-12th grade girls are welcome. Must have a current sports physical on file in Athletic office. Masks required. 11/9-11/13 Mon - Fri 4-6 pm in the HS Gym Wear practice attire, athletic shoes and bring water bottle.
A few more tickets are available for tonight's home 1st round of district Volleyball. Go to: Vandercook Lake vs Brooklyn Columbia Central Event Link: https://gofan.co/app/events/132036 Codes: 2 tickets available per code. NT32VT S2FHSC QQ7T4J 5648SQ
It's bowling time!!! Sign ups are in the front office. If you are a remote learner, please call the school and we will write your name of the list! Let's go Jayhawks!!! It's an exciting new year!!
Jayhawk Nation: please remember to vote this Tuesday. Vandercook Lake has a Headlee Override Non-homestead Millage Renewal on the battot. For FAQs visit https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gLtbYWqUWwJt97X82ZvbbHOIM5EJNRMax477x3dU1OQ/edit?usp=sharing . Go Jayhawks!
MTD/SADD will be having a virtual meeting tomorrow (Thursday) at 2:00. New middle school and high school members are welcome! Email Mrs. Berlin for the link!
Vandercook Lake Football is playing at home in the 1st round of the Big 8 Man finals on Saturday, October 31st at 1:00 pm. We will be honoring our senior Football players, Cheerleaders and Band members at 12:15 pm before the game. We hope you can make it early to celebrate these great kids with us! Due to Covid protocol spectator numbers are limited.
Just a reminder that virtual students can pick up their report cards and school pictures from 2-2:30 and 5-6 tomorrow. Please go to the front in the circle drive and someone will come help you.
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.
Reminder that report cards start coming home today for in person learners. Because of COVID, we will not be asking for our orange envelopes to be signed this quarter. Thank you.
Congrats KD and Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=795091907957208&id=100023692176567&sfnsn=mo
Vandercook Lake Online Spirit Store Now open. Including youth sizes. Order now for delivery by Christmas! Store closes on 11/3. https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/2020VCLPRD
School pictures are in for MS/HS students! If your child is a remote learner and needs to pick up their pictures, please stop in the office anytime this week or next before 3pm!
The HS/MS held a lockdown drill at 8:45 today, good job staff and students!
Please remember to vote on the Non-homestead Millage Renewal that will be on your November ballot. A 'Yes' vote will ensure FULL per-pupil funding for the next 5 years and does not increase a homeowner's taxes. Go to https://www.vandyschools.org/ for more details.
Please remember to vote on November 3rd. We have a Non-homestead Millage Renewal proposal on the ballot. The proposal ensures that we receive the full per-pupil amount from the State. https://www.vandyschools.org/article/313635?org=vandercook-lake
The current electrical issues we are experiencing will NOT have an impact on tonight's sporting events. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Due to electrical issues, Vandercook Lake Schools are canceling all in-person instruction for Friday, October sixteenth. Students who are able to participate remotely are expected to do so on Friday. Foodservice for Friday through the weekend will not be available.
A HUGE thank you to Lowes for donating 50 boxes of N95 face masks to our school district! Thank you for keeping our students safe!
Attention ALL Career Center students! There will be NO Career Center on Friday October 16th due to the half day of school. You are expected to show up at 7:40am and go to your homeroom where you can work on your classes until our dismissal at 11am.
Good morning Jayhawks! Here are the announcements for the MS/HS for today: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UU7n12RBS9TLgKtOtKQxyQNJqruvqNOBH5exZoxFW-k/edit?usp=sharing
MIDDLE SCHOOL COMPETITIVE CHEER TRYOUTS ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME You must have a Sports Physical/Questionnaire on file with the Athletic office to try out. Must be academically eligible and attend all tryout dates. (Conflicts must be discussed with coach prior to tryouts) When: Tuesday 10/20, Thursday 10/22 & Friday 10/23 Time: 3:15 to 5:00 pm What to wear: School colors, practice attire, tennis/cheer shoes What to bring: Sports Physical if not already of file, Great attitude, the desire to learn and be a part of a great program. MUST WEAR A MASK!
All Boys and Girls in Grades 7-12 interested in playing basketball this year please sign up in the MS/HS front office. If you are a remote learner just give us a call and we will add you to the list.
Attention MS/HS math students: If you are having issues with Khan Academy, they are working on it.
Tonight's JV Volleyball game will have a start time of 5:30PM with doors opening at 4:45PM. Good luck Jayhawks!
Voting 'Yes' on the November Non-homestead renewal proposal will ensure that our district receives the full per-pupil amount from the State. This DOES NOT impact taxes on a homeowner's primary residence. https://www.vandyschools.org/article/313635?org=vandercook-lake
Today's Board Meeting at 6 pm can be attended in person. We are also going to live stream the meeting via Zoom. https://jcisd-org.zoom.us/j/86723870575?pwd=a3dLU01nMXNJMmxXUzA5aDZSdlVHUT09
Good morning, Bus 28 for MS/HS students is running late today. We do have a bus on it's way to pick up students who normally ride that bus. Please look for Bus 27.
To receive full funding from the State, every school district must periodically ask their voters to restore their Non-homestead millage. This is not a tax increase and is only applied to non-homesteaded properties. https://www.vandyschools.org/article/313635?org=vandercook-lake
Good luck Varisty Volleyball & Varsity Football as they are on the road this weekend! Volleyball is at Lenawee Christian Football is at St. Joseph Michigan Lutheran at the Kohn Sports Complex
Mrs.Siegrist and her fourth grade students want to thank VCL juniors and fire cadets Brandy Pickell, Triston Cavender, and Connor Seal for an amazing presentation filled with life saving information. Students learned about a possible career as firefighters and watched as the high schoolers showed them how to don and doff their equipment.
Good morning Jayhawks! Here are the announcements for the MS/HS for 10/9/2020: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UU7n12RBS9TLgKtOtKQxyQNJqruvqNOBH5exZoxFW-k/edit?usp=sharing
Voter information on this November's Headlee Override non-homestead millage renewal. https://www.vandyschools.org/article/313635?org=vandercook-lake #BeleiveAchieveSOAR!
The MS/HS conducted a fire drill today at 1:00pm, good job Jayhawks
Vandercook Lake's next board meeting will be Monday, October 12th. The meeting will take place in our high school media center and will start at 6 pm. Anyone planning to attend the meeting will be required to wear a face covering. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Proud to be a Jayhawk! https://www.mlive.com/highschoolsports/2020/10/vandercook-lake-volleyball-team-enjoying-its-last-dance-under-coach-kenny-brokaw.html?fbclid=IwAR1Lk46UKxZb1P4Vq7SwS #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow is COUNT day!! Every student who checks in with their teacher will be entered to win a FREE Subway gift certificate! Don't forget to check in-we have TONS of certificates to give away!! #Believe.Achieve.SOAR!
Townsend families: Just a reminder that tomorrow is picture day and Count Day. Virtual students can come get their pictures between 1:30-2:30. Any student who comes to school, picture day, OR attend both AM and PM meetings set by their teacher will be entered in a drawing for one of four brand new bikes!!!
A letter to our community. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ADGA3bim3Qhg_Yyg_dqnMdZigBvGXlELXK2M5hmMFH0/edit?usp=drivesdk
Attention Middle School Football Players and Parents. We just got word from East Jackson they need to reschedule today's game to tomorrow 10/1 at 5pm. Player bus will leave VCL at 3:45pm tomorrow. Thank you.
Important picture day message for remote/combo learners. If your name begins with A-M, your pictures will be taken between 1:30pm and 2:30pm. Letters N-Z, pictures will be taken from 2:30pm-3:30pm. Please wear a mask to enter the building. Directions will then be given for pictures. MS Code for online ordering: EVTSJVTNV HS Code for online ordering: EVTH7XMSM
MS/HS Picture Day is almost here! In person learners will have pictures taken from 7:45am-12pm on Oct. 2nd in the MS Gym. Forms are located in the HS office, or packages can be ordered online. MS Code: EVTSJVTNV HS Code: EVTH7XMWM Remote/Combination learners will have pictures taken from 1:30-3:30 Oct. 2nd. Important information for pictures will follow soon for these learners. Please feel free to reach out with any questions, 782-8167.
Last chance to order! Vandercook Lake Fall Team Spirit Stores close 9/30!! Get your gear today! Volleyball Link: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/2020STHVCL Golf Link: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/2020STHVLG Cross Country Link: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/2020STHVXC Football Link: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/2020STHVCF Cheer Link: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/2020VCLCHR #GOFIGHTWIN!
Wonderful lockdown drill today at Townsend! Well done!!
Volleyball seniors honored at last night's victory over Grass Lake. https://photos.app.goo.gl/YZtPEGtp6xdFCL646 #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Volleyball honors their senior players before taking Grass Lake in 4 sets. https://www.mlive.com/highschoolsports/2020/09/vandercook-lake-volleyball-celebrates-emotional-senior-night-with-win-over-grass-lake.html
Informational flyer on our non-homestead millage proposal that will be on the November 3rd ballot: https://drive.google.com/file/d/162o5Dvt-GOYW9V838oi6-01K1_ybOug-/view?usp=drivesdk
On November 3rd, VCL will be asking voters to renew a Headlee Override Millage. The millage must be renewed every 5 years and was last renewed in 2015. This is NOT a new millage and will NOT raise your taxes. Click the link for the proposal's FAQs document. https://bit.ly/3mQsYlI
“Just make a mark and see where it takes you.” All week long, our 1st graders have been enjoying and applying reading strategies with the book “The Dot” by Peter H. Reynolds. They learned that sometimes the hardest part of something is just getting started. Today, they made a mark and showed their creativity with their own dot!
Vandercook Lake Fall Team Spirit Stores are coming on 9/21!! Volleyball Link: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/2020STHVCL Golf Link: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/2020STHVLG Cross Country Link: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/2020STHVXC Football Link: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/2020STHVCF Cheer Link: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/2020VCLCHR #GOFIGHTWIN!
The MS/HS conducted a fire drill at 9:30 today, good job Jayhawks!
Just a quick reminder that if your student is going to be absent, please call the school to report it. Thank you!
MS/HS picture day will be held on October 2nd. In person learners will have pictures taken in the morning. If you are a remote/combination learners,not here normally on this day, please come to have your picture taken at 1pm in the MS Gym. We will be allowing remote students in one at a time, following our covid guidelines, to have school pictures taken. Bring your mask and your smile!
The first match of the volleyball season is a big one.... Vandy heads to Hanover to take on the Comets. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
ATTENTION FRESHMEN: Vandercook Lake High School is offering the PSAT to all freshmen this September 22, 2020 @ 8:00am in the Middle School Gym. All freshmen are encouraged to take the exam. The exam lasts around 4 hours. Check your email account for study materials.
Attention Jayhawk Family: A great opportunity has flown in for our community. Starting Friday, September 18, 2020 we will be handing out lunches that cover all 7 days of the week at NO COST to any child 18 and younger. Lunches will be handed out in our circle drive every Monday(for M,T), Wednesday(for W,TH) and Friday(for F,S,S) from 9:30am-10:15am. This program will continue every week through December 18th. Children do not need to be present at the pickup. You must sign up on the google link below for pickup. This will help us make enough lunches for everyone interested. https://forms.gle/P7nApjZ1NtANNCSA8 All children 18 and younger qualify. #BelieveAchieveSoar!
Middle School Football Meeting & Practice Monday, September 14th @ 1:45 to 4pm at the VCL Fieldhouse.
Townsend families: All day tomorrow on K105.3 fm is Pep Rally Friday!!! Listen tomorrow to Jamie Stanley and Scott Leach at 7am, Jason Tello at 12pm and Darci Webb and Rene Smith at 4pm as we celebrate our wonderful school and community!!! Believe. Achieve. SOAR!
Vandercook Lake MS/HS held a Tornado Drill at 1:00, good job Jayhawks!
Login information for the upcoming regularly scheduled Monday, September 14th Board of Education meeting: https://jcisd-org.zoom.us/j/86980963211?pwd=WFZNRUpmbjljQmY4Q0VMVE5GR2ZWUT09
Middle School football practice begins September 9th after school from 1:45 pm to 4:00 pm. Bring your own water bottle.
School has been cancelled for Tuesday, September 8th due to a power outage.
Thank you everyone for a fantastic start to the 2020-2021 school year. Please remember to bring your Chromebook, mask, and water bottle tomorrow. Also, a reminder that Thursday and Friday are 1/2 days. Go Jayhawks!
Looking forward to our first day of the new school year. Remember that all 'in-person' students and bus rides MUST wear face masks. Please ensure that your student has their mask and a refillable water bottle. Carefully and safely...Let's get this school year started!
Jayhawk Nation: with warmer temps headed our way, a decision has been made to switch to half-days on Thursday and Friday. Release times for W/Th/F will be 11 am at the MS/HS and 12:05 pm at Townsend. Sack lunches will be provided to all 'in person' students.
Attention bus riding families: bus stop times are currently being worked on. Please anticipate a call on Tuesday letting families know the approximate time their student can expect to be picked up in the morning. We appreciate your patience and understanding on the matter.
MHSAA Announced today the difficult decision to postpone football until the spring of 2021. This decision was based on feedback and input from the Governor’s office, state health department officials, member schools, collegiate conferences and individuals on both sides of the issue. Plans will be shared soon regarding allowed fall coach-player workouts as well as concepts for the spring football season dates, format and playoffs.
INTERESTED IN FREE PRESCHOOL? Contact Mrs. Casto for questions at Danielle.Casto@vandyschools.org or at 517-867-6252! Preschool begins in October!
MS/HS families: Our Return to Learn Plan is available on our website at www.vandyschools.org . Please read and fill out the commitment form that is linked in the document or go to: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17aDvjaNxQf6asWXT3FITe6jcTJcXFkhCGwq78zbtO1U/edit?usp=sharing
Good morning Jayhawks! Just a quick reminder we will be serving lunches at the HS circle drive from 11-12:30 Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until August 25th. Have a great day Jayhawks!
Jayhawk Nation. An overview of our Return to Learn plan has been added to our website. Go to www.vandyschools.org to review the plan. Upon adoption, building-specific plans that will address many of your questions will be released. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Login information for the upcoming regularly scheduled Monday, August 10th Board of Education meeting: Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/92307325916?pwd=VEcwTk4yYXVSa25UUVRJK1VaRnZ6QT09
MS/HS Families: Here is a link to a survey to assess your needs for the 20/21 school year. Thank you for your help. https://forms.gle/dvMN1ageZPmVNZvb7
Dear Jayhawk Community, As you review our return to school plan please keep in mind that you have the option to return your student to school 5 days a week for face to face, keep your student home for remote learning or a combination of the two. More info to follow soon.
The Summer Food Program is passing out chicken patties to anyone that lives in the community today! You also can pick up free lunches for anyone 18 years or younger. Serving time is from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.
A general overview of how our district anticipates learning will look like depending on our regions MI SAFE START phase we find ourselves in. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FTfWkEHAAAWCW7rmERnfHD-OzrXG6DRv/view?usp=drivesdk
An update on our district's progress as we develop our Return to Learn plan for the 20-21 School Year. Building specific updates can be anticipated in the upcoming days. https://drive.google.com/file/d/15-vLsLCsUEO92-kDNpaGBEsR0ujhlLZR/view?usp=sharing #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
A message from the Superintendents of Jackson County: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MZ2-0LebJaLlCBvmPuC6H_VDDpwXUuHilxTZWK6OxT8/edit?usp=sharing Stay safe Jayhawk Nation. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Kindergarten Roundup is July 30 on the front lawn at Townsend Elementary! The informational meeting will begin at 5:30pm. Bring your phone, your mask, and prepare to come meet our amazing Kindergarten teachers!!! Children who have not yet received a readiness packet and Tshirt can get one at this time! Can’t wait to see you there!
WARNING: If you are a parent or grandparent, there is a tissue alert when viewing this video! Here is a link to the Vandercook Lake High School's Class of 2020 Commencement Program. https://drive.google.com/file/d/16KJ4ZNmM9QlMXYUT3w7KGpim2g_q5jAB/view?usp=sharing
Logon information for the upcoming regularly scheduled Monday, July 13th Board of Education meeting: https://zoom.us/j/99142064943?pwd=V2Vjb1F4OVVBMUZCaDQ0UkxLQkNodz09
A friendly reminder that we will be serving lunches (11 am - 1 pm) on Wednesday and Thursday of this week as a result of the 4th of July Holiday. We do not anticipate having produce/cheese/meat boxes on those days. If anything changes, we will post the updated information.
MSHS office will be closed July 1st - 3rd. We will open back up on July 7th for July summer hours. Thank you.
Vandercook Lake Public Schools are pleased to announce that they will be providing free breakfast and lunches to our students in need all through the summer!! Starting July 1st lunches will be served Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm in the MS/HS circle drive. Friday, July 3rd no lunches. They will be served on Thursday July 2nd again from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.
Interested in FREE preschool? We are now accepting interest forms for the 20-21 school year. Apply today! If you have any questions regarding the application process or wonder if you would qualify, please reach out to our Director, Danielle Casto at email@example.com!
Logon info for the upcoming June 22nd Special Board meeting: Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/93286593184?pwd=MGFyRWFxbTdxNkl1QmdoYjhUaVErZz09 Meeting ID: 932 8659 3184 Password: 1S64EQ One tap mobile +19292056099
Logon info for the upcoming Special Board meeting: Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/93286593184?pwd=MGFyRWFxbTdxNkl1QmdoYjhUaVErZz09 Meeting ID: 932 8659 3184 Password: 1S64EQ One tap mobile +19292056099
A little trip down memory lane for our Class of 2020. Thx Chloe L. for the video. https://youtu.be/sSi5jqK5tnY #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Jayhawk Nation, please take a couple of minutes and fill out our survey at https://bit.ly/30JS3pN . The information from the survey will allow us to better understand and address the needs of our families for the upcoming school year. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Townsend families: Our summer hours will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-1pm. Other appointments can be made upon request.
Due to the continuance of Social Distancjng restrictions in the Governor’s Executive Orders, the Junior/Senior prom is canceled for this year. We wish you a safe and restful summer.
Just a sneak peak at some of our Jayhawk gear. Check out the rest at https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/vcl2020 . Available to order online until June 18th. Get yours today!
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.
Here is Colleen Stapley's funeral information from her daughter: She cared deeply for her students and the Vandercook community. The visitation will be Thursday, June 11, 9:30-10:30 am at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Clark Lake, Michigan. After that is the mass and the internment will take place at South Jackson community church cemetery on South Jackson Road. As far as donations go, donating school supplies to Townsend elementary in her memory would be greatly appreciated.
Photos from our 2020 Commencement Celebration. https://jtv.tv/vandercook-lake-high-school-virtual-graduation-6-4-20-photo-gallery/ https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HZQbycDIYBgu3tApvlNZW5hhZbxXcPfD #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
The entire Jayhawk Nation mourns the loss of one of our great educators. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vUUGQRR0s2jhwy38MN3e3a4nMhjDOwEhaE-jRhBDEr4/edit?usp=sharing
Townsend families: if you were not able to drop off Chromebooks and chargers and pick up student items, we will be distributing Monday, June 8 from 6-7pm.
Vandercook Lake Middle School's entrees in this years Jackson County Student Art Show. https://www.jxnartteachers.org/jxnartteachers/vandercook-middle-school/ Again, great job Mrs. Boldt and our Jayhawk artists. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Vandercook Lake High School's entrees in this years Jackson County Student Art Show. https://www.jxnartteachers.org/jxnartteachers/vandercook-high-school/ Way to go Mrs. Boldt and all of our artistic Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Our June 8th Board of Education meeting will be livestreamed due to Covid-19 restrictions. The livestream will be availble at https://meet.google.com/vrt-vxzo-kdi or by phone at +1 904-900-0677 PIN: 386 464 349#. The meeting will start at 6 pm.
Attention Seniors: Dear Seniors and Families, We have redesigned the Commencement scheduled for June 4th to take advantage of the latest EO that increased the outdoor gathering size to 100. At their allotted time, parents will accompany their graduates into the building to record their message and then rejoin the rest of their family outside the building at the main entryway where the graduate’s name will be announced. The graduate will receive their diploma presented by a board member in front of their family. This allows all family members the chance to be present when their graduate’s diploma is presented. After receiving their diploma the family and graduate will make their way over to another area for photos. After photos, we are asking that the family proceed to exit the campus in order to keep the gathering size within the EO. All speeches will be filmed in the gymnasium and JTV will still film the ceremony to be aired at a later time. The LiveStream will be set-up outside to capture the graduates receiving their diplomas. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday
Townsend families: Chromebook and charger drop and student item pick ups are the following: Wednesday, June 3: 11am-1 pm. Grades K-2 Thursday, June 4: 11am- 1pm. Grades 3-5 Please go to the back parking lot by the gym and stay in your car. Someone will come to assist you.
Attention Seniors: We are currently reviewing the details of Governor Whitmer's latest EO to see if we are able to legally expand the number of family members who may be present in the gymnasium for Thursday's Ceremony. We will advise soon.
Townsend families: Chromebook drop off and student item pick up will be the following: K-2nd grades- Wednesday, June 3 from 11-1pm 3rd-5th grades- Thursday, June 4 from 11-1pm Please drive to the back parking lot by the gym doors for student items and Chromebook drop off. Please stay in your vehicles and someone will come help you.
Graduating Jayhawks Evie and Annie share their thoughts on the Class of 2020's unique senior year. https://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/2020/05/jackson-area-high-school-seniors-reflect-on-recent-events-look-to-future.html. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Vandy's own Maesyn Hynes being interviewed by Bart Hawley. https://jtv.tv/senior-experience-with-vandercook-lake-graduate-maesyn-hynes/ . Congrats to Maesyn and all of our Class of 2020. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Watch today's Bart Hawley Show where our own Maesyn Hynes will be interviewed as Vandercook Lake's Senior Spotlight representative. Congratuations Maesyn, well deserved.
Townsend families: we are extending our video/pictures submission to Wednesday!!! We want know why you love our school!! Email Jamie.firstname.lastname@example.org and share your reasons!
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!
Townsend families: We know why WE love our school, but we want to hear from YOU! Send Ms. Stanley a 10-15 second video clip or picture of you and/or your child(ren) telling the community why you love Townsend so much! We want to make a video to share out and we will be selecting some or your creative submissions to use :) Please have submissions to email@example.com by Monday, May 18. Can't wait to see what you send!
Hats off to our Jayhawk artists and our great art teachers! https://youtu.be/t6xwkEiY_bk #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
ATTENTION SENIORS: Make sure your consistently checking your email. Vandercook Lake Scholarship materials are due this Friday, May 15. Check your email for specific guidelines and requirements. Any questions, email Mr.Mann @ Tim.Mann@Vandyschools.org
It has been reported that our District's families are starting to receive their P-EBT cards as a result of our District's CEP status (free breaksfast/lunch for all students). The State has not provided guidance on how these are being rolled out, so please be patient.
Hey Vandercook, there is a free application in the app store called "Stop, Breathe and Think" It's a great tool to use to take care of your mentality. There are tons of guided breathing activities for students and adults alike. Check it out! https://www.stopbreathethink.com/
Come one, come all to our virtual ACES (All Children Exercise Simultaneously) activities with Mr. Snyder!!! We are going to be live on Facebook on Wednesday, May 6 at 9 am! So join us in some quick, but FUN physical activities! Go Jayhawks!
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
LifeWays Community Mental Health has an Intensive Crisis Stabilization Services (ICSS) team available to help students in need. Below is a link to their website where you can learn about services they provide. They are here to help, don't hesitate to contact them if you or your loved ones are in need. https://www.lifewayscmh.org/Crisis1
Vandercook Students, Parents and Staff, watch this video! It's only four minutes long, but it has some positive messages involved that I think everyone should hear at this time. Check it out if you can spare 5 minutes today. It's worth the watch! https://youtu.be/58iMhiGo1Xc
With our Governor's Executive Order 2020-48, which extends the 'Stay home, stay safe' mandate, Vandercook Lake's May 11th Regular Board Meeting will be held virtually. Login details for public participation will be posted in the near future.
Mental Health Tip of the Day: Students, if you find yourself out of sorts during quarantine... try making a schedule. Making a list or schedule of things to accomplish for the next day will turn on more of the dopaminergic reward circuitry built into your central nervous system. In other words... every time you check something off the list, the more accomplished you will feel, which will lead to feeling content and satisfied. The trick to making a schedule is...it's not a prison! Create the day you want to have. When creating a schedule its essential to have goals in mind. Start small and build up. If you want to make a schedule and don't know where to start, don't hesitate to contact Mr.Mann, he would love to help you specify your goals and make a schedule!
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
Mental Health Tip of the Day: Take care of yourself. Eating healthy, exercising, good sleep, breathing exercises and social interaction (while practicing social distancing of course) will pave the way for a healthy life. Take care of yourself. You are important!
We understand a lot of stuff is hard right now! Lets share some of the positive stuff to encourage. Share with us something positive, exciting, and/or encouraging. Let’s life each other up! Vandy Strong!
Family resources during these trying times. https://tinyurl.com/ybjxyqaq Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
I was really looking forward to watching our softball team defend their conference championship. https://jtv.tv/vcl-softball-players-missing-out-on-repeat-attempt/ We are going to miss our 2020 athletes. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Thank you to our own super AP, Ms. Doreen Warner. Her extraordinary stitching skills are currently on display as she quickly created 5 masks for our transportation crew who are being called on to deliver meals to the community. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
I am so proud to be a part of such a great group. Hats off to the Vandercook Lake Lions Club. , They do so much for our community. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10159606134934112&id=61534299111. #BelieveAchieve SOAR!
Jayhawk Nation vote for our own Kate Leach in this M-Live poll. https://www.mlive.com/highschoolsports/2020/04/which-jackson-area-softball-player-will-you-miss-watching-most-in-2020.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=jacksoncitpat_sf&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR1RbtAGVT2Aezl-ZoRj344H97sGU8HNpHnFUdhGzPJ956PSO0dof9kJ9tE
A friendly reminder that tonight's regularly schedule Board of Education meeting has been canceled. Our next scheduled meeting is set for Monday, May 11th.
Vandercook Lake Public School's Continuity of Learning and COVID-19 Response Plan https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zCtw0mq-0eoFpvOeJzkfh5tiju9AO1yq37RewIoDkjU/edit?usp=sharing Stay safe Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Senior families, K105.3 is accepting Senior Salute submissions. Go to https://www.k1053.com/k105-3-senior-salutes/ and fill out the online form to have your senior honored. Thanks, K105.3. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Shared COVID-19 documents from the JC Health Department. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1r_Mk-c3_5vt1orBVsaMrcGTa-cEnIttT?usp=sharing
Vandercook Lake's regularly scheduled April 13th Board of Education meeting has officially been cancelled. Our next Board of Education meeting is currently scheduled for Monday, May 11th at 6 pm. Stay safe Jayhawks!
Congrats to Kylie B, Breanna R, Brianna A, and Justice W and the entire cheer team and a great season! https://www.mlive.com/sports/jackson/2020/04/meet-the-cascades-all-conference-competitive-cheer-team-for-2019-20.html?fbclid=IwAR29dM_g_QWUhvLKjG36J96y13znFNJscXnuWuAyx6vR03MwW
Attn Parents: Please go to https://forms.gle/y8ikCHWFfKUip5D59 and complete a three question survey that will help our district access the educational resources available to our students while at home.
Congrats to our very own Jake Taylor. Jake is a tremendous asset to our district. #BelieveAchieveSOAR! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10163235223860716&id=257093090715
A big thanks to the Vandercook Lake Subway. They donated fresh vegetables to be handed out to our free breakfast/lunch program. Thanks Mr. Bob Richardson for your continued support of our schools and the community. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Catch Vandy's own Ms. Jamie Stanley on todays Bart Hawley Show. It will air at 5 pm and 8 pm today.
https://fluencyandfitness.com/ This is free for 21 days. Ms Sharp had fun with it this morning! It’s a fun way to practice math and reading skills for K-2 students. Try it out!
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!
Cozy up on this snowy day and come read with Ms. Stanley on FB live tonight at 6 pm. Can’t wait to “see” you there!
A reminder to Townsend backpack families that JFM is willing to deliver the bags weekly to your home. Please call 517-581-4479 to arrange for delivery.
Parents of students in grades 8-10 who are interested in participating in Vandercook Lake's Early College program should email Jean Logan in person with their application material. Jean's email is firstname.lastname@example.org . #BelieveAcheiveSOAR!
Great news parents: your child can now access MATH on Iready as well as READING. If you have internet capabilities, students can access these adaptive learning sites for free! All they need to know is their ID number. Ask your child’s teacher if you need it! Keep the learning going!
If you are practicing social distancing but getting bored over the next couple weeks, this site has some virtual field trips you can go on with your family. Some look pretty incredible! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SvIdgTx9djKO6SjyvPDsoGlkgE3iExmi3qh2KRRku_w/mobilebasic
Vandercook Lake Public Schools are pleased to announce that they will be providing free breakfast and lunches to our students in need. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JDuiNL_IDh1LKKP6jD62VLVMYdQejyFX8ReNoUYQCw0/edit?usp=sharing
Vandy is proud to participate in the Jackson County Whole Child Collaborative, it has provided valuable information for all families regarding the Coronavirus. Please check out this link. https://www.smore.com/h4vep
Vandercook Lake Public Schools Counseling Department As you most likely know, schools across the state are shutting down for the next two weeks before spring break due to the coronavirus (COVID - 19). During this time Counseling services are still available for students attending Vandercook Lake MS/HS. Below you will find contact info for the Counseling Department. There is an email address that will be checked daily along with a School Counseling office number and a home office number. Students and parents/guardians alike are invited and encouraged to utilize these resources with any questions they may have. At this time there is a lot of unknown territory, however the counseling department will do their absolute best to accomodate the needs of Vandercook Lake students, parents/guardians, staff, and the surrounding community. The Counseling Department will be in office at various hours Monday through Friday from March 16 - March 26. Feel free to call or email anytime. If no one answers, leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible. Students and parents/guardians can also utilize Mr.Mann’s home office phone listed at the bottom of the page, Monday through Friday, 8am - 4pm. Below you will find a message from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) along with contact information for Vandercook Lake MS/HS Counseling Department. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) are providing recommendations designed to help prevent the spread of the virus. These recommendations apply at the individual, organizational, and community levels. They apply to businesses, workplaces, schools, community organizations, health care institutions, and individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and health profiles; everyone has an important role to play. Please take a moment to review the Interim Recommendations to Mitigate the Spread of COVID‑19 (March 11, 2020). Information about this outbreak is changing rapidly. You can stay informed by regularly visiting Michigan.gov/Coronavirus and CDC.gov/Coronavirus. Timothy Mann, MA, SC, LLPC Email: Tim.Mann@vandyschools.org School Counseling Office: (517) 782 - 8167 ext.6308 Home Office: (734) 436 - 1394
Please click on the link for an update. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gp1Y97nklDg4GTEUcm4vEVeUeor0LFHoLgG33ci5Lno/edit?usp=sharing
Jayhawk Nation: With the total closure of our school buildings, we are postponing the 3.16.2020 Parent Advisory Committee meeting. A new date will be selected and posted on our social media feeds.
Vandercook Lake Public Schools will have school on Friday, March 13th. This will be the last official day off school until Monday, April 6th. See you in the morning Jayhawks!
High School Winter Sports Awards for Competitive Cheer, Girls Basketball, Bowling & Wrestling tonight at 6pm. Hope to see you there. To avoid large crowds, teams with parents will meet individually in the following locations: Girls basketball in the library, wrestling in room 63, bowling in HS cafeteria, Competitive Cheer in Choir room.
This week’s “spotlight” is on our wonderful health aid, Nicole Lewis. She has been at Townsend for 10 years. She’s married and has one daughter. Her favorite thing about Townsend are “the people”. Her caring for people at Townsend isn’t the only place she spreads joy. She paints rocks for the Kindness Rocks Project and Jackson County Rocks. Very cool!
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
Mrs. Sweeney’s First Graders had some pretty awesome fun investigating why we only see stars at night. We made our own Star Projectors and