Please remember to vote on the Non-homestead Millage Renewal proposal that is on this year's ballot. A 'yes' vote will ensure FULL per-pupil funding for the next 5 years. The millage does not increase a homeowner's taxes. Go to www.vandyschools.org for more details.
Congrats KD and Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=795091907957208&id=100023692176567&sfnsn=mo
School pictures are in for MS/HS students! If your child is a remote learner and needs to pick up their pictures, please stop in the office anytime this week or next before 3pm!
The HS/MS held a lockdown drill at 8:45 today, good job staff and students!
Thursday, October 22 is our first SADD/MTD meeting. We will be planning events for the year. This is a great chance to join a fun group of students and make a positive impact on your school! Email Mrs. Berlin for the zoom link!
Please remember to vote on the Non-homestead Millage Renewal that will be on your November ballot. A 'Yes' vote will ensure FULL per-pupil funding for the next 5 years and does not increase a homeowner's taxes. Go to https://www.vandyschools.org/ for more details.
Please remember to vote on November 3rd. We have a Non-homestead Millage Renewal proposal on the ballot. The proposal ensures that we receive the full per-pupil amount from the State. https://www.vandyschools.org/article/313635?org=vandercook-lake
The current electrical issues we are experiencing will NOT have an impact on tonight's sporting events. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Due to electrical issues, Vandercook Lake Schools are canceling all in-person instruction for Friday, October sixteenth. Students who are able to participate remotely are expected to do so on Friday. Foodservice for Friday through the weekend will not be available.
A HUGE thank you to Lowes for donating 50 boxes of N95 face masks to our school district! Thank you for keeping our students safe!
A HUGE shoutout to Lowes for donating 50 boxes of M95 masks to our school district! Thank you for helping us keep our students safe!
Attention ALL Career Center students! There will be NO Career Center on Friday October 16th due to the half day of school. You are expected to show up at 7:40am and go to your homeroom where you can work on your classes until our dismissal at 11am.
Good morning Jayhawks! Here are the announcements for the MS/HS for today: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UU7n12RBS9TLgKtOtKQxyQNJqruvqNOBH5exZoxFW-k/edit?usp=sharing
Attention MS/HS math students: If you are having issues with Khan Academy, they are working on it.
Tonight's JV Volleyball game will have a start time of 5:30PM with doors opening at 4:45PM. Good luck Jayhawks!
Voting 'Yes' on the November Non-homestead renewal proposal will ensure that our district receives the full per-pupil amount from the State. This DOES NOT impact taxes on a homeowner's primary residence. https://www.vandyschools.org/article/313635?org=vandercook-lake
Today's Board Meeting at 6 pm can be attended in person. We are also going to live stream the meeting via Zoom. https://jcisd-org.zoom.us/j/86723870575?pwd=a3dLU01nMXNJMmxXUzA5aDZSdlVHUT09
Congratulations to this year's high school fall class representatives! 9th grade: Jozlyn Davis & Santel Durham 10th grade: Abigail Clark & Andrew Welch 11th grade: Skyler Macomber & Camren Lackey 12th grade: Chloe Melville Schweda, Miah Ball, Breanna Ray & Morgan LeFaive; Gaven Cooper; Kaden DuBois, David Porras, & Nolan Melchiori Goodband Congratulations representatives!
Good morning, Bus 28 for MS/HS students is running late today. We do have a bus on it's way to pick up students who normally ride that bus. Please look for Bus 27.
To receive full funding from the State, every school district must periodically ask their voters to restore their Non-homestead millage. This is not a tax increase and is only applied to non-homesteaded properties. https://www.vandyschools.org/article/313635?org=vandercook-lake
Good morning Jayhawks! Here are the announcements for the MS/HS for 10/9/2020: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UU7n12RBS9TLgKtOtKQxyQNJqruvqNOBH5exZoxFW-k/edit?usp=sharing
Good morning Jayhawks! Here are the announcements for 10/9/2020: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UU7n12RBS9TLgKtOtKQxyQNJqruvqNOBH5exZoxFW-k/edit?usp=sharing Enjoy your weekend!
Voter information on this November's Headlee Override non-homestead millage renewal. https://www.vandyschools.org/article/313635?org=vandercook-lake #BeleiveAchieveSOAR!
The MS/HS conducted a fire drill today at 1:00pm, good job Jayhawks
Vandercook Lake's next board meeting will be Monday, October 12th. The meeting will take place in our high school media center and will start at 6 pm. Anyone planning to attend the meeting will be required to wear a face covering. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Proud to be a Jayhawk! https://www.mlive.com/highschoolsports/2020/10/vandercook-lake-volleyball-team-enjoying-its-last-dance-under-coach-kenny-brokaw.html?fbclid=IwAR1Lk46UKxZb1P4Vq7SwS #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow is COUNT day!! Every student who checks in with their teacher will be entered to win a FREE Subway gift certificate! Don't forget to check in-we have TONS of certificates to give away!! #Believe.Achieve.SOAR!
A letter to our community. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ADGA3bim3Qhg_Yyg_dqnMdZigBvGXlELXK2M5hmMFH0/edit?usp=drivesdk
ATTENTION SENIORS: Remember tomorrow at 9am via Zoom with Mr.Miller! This is the start to completing the FAFSA. What you will need: 1. Know your social security number 2. Drivers license (if you have it) 3. Your current address 4. Phone number 5. If you filed taxes in 2019 you will need to have the address that shows up on the 2019 tax forms. Any questions email Mr.Miller! (Tmiller@jacksoncac.org)
Important picture day message for remote/combo learners. If your name begins with A-M, your pictures will be taken between 1:30pm and 2:30pm. Letters N-Z, pictures will be taken from 2:30pm-3:30pm. Please wear a mask to enter the building. Directions will then be given for pictures. MS Code for online ordering: EVTSJVTNV HS Code for online ordering: EVTH7XMSM
MS/HS Picture Day is almost here! In person learners will have pictures taken from 7:45am-12pm on Oct. 2nd in the MS Gym. Forms are located in the HS office, or packages can be ordered online. MS Code: EVTSJVTNV HS Code: EVTH7XMWM Remote/Combination learners will have pictures taken from 1:30-3:30 Oct. 2nd. Important information for pictures will follow soon for these learners. Please feel free to reach out with any questions, 782-8167.
REMINDER FOR CURRENT JUNIORS: Monday, Sept.28 @ 7:00pm is Financial Aid Night for Juniors! If you haven't signed up already, email Travis Miller (TMiller@jacksoncac.org) and sign up! He will email you a zoom link to participate. We look forward to seeing you Monday!
Students! If you are interested in Oakland University and want to attend a virtual tour with a college admissions counselor on Monday, Oct.19 @ 4:00 pm, email Mr.Mann! (Tim.Mann@vandyschools.org)
Volleyball seniors honored at last night's victory over Grass Lake. https://photos.app.goo.gl/YZtPEGtp6xdFCL646 #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Volleyball honors their senior players before taking Grass Lake in 4 sets. https://www.mlive.com/highschoolsports/2020/09/vandercook-lake-volleyball-celebrates-emotional-senior-night-with-win-over-grass-lake.html
Any high school students interested in going to the University of Michigan? There is a "Virtual High School Information Q & A Session" with an admissions counselor from U of M on Tuesday, Sept. 29 @ 3:30pm, as well as Thursday, Oct. 15 @ 6:00pm. Email Mr.Mann to sign up! (Tim.Mann@vandyschools.org)
Informational flyer on our non-homestead millage proposal that will be on the November 3rd ballot: https://drive.google.com/file/d/162o5Dvt-GOYW9V838oi6-01K1_ybOug-/view?usp=drivesdk
ATTENTION STUDENTS INTERESTED IN ADRIAN COLLEGE: There is a Virtual Tour being held by their admissions counselor! When: Sept. 30 @ 3pm Where: Via Zoom To get signed up email Mr.Mann! (Tim.Mann@vandyschools.org)
On November 3rd, VCL will be asking voters to renew a Headlee Override Millage. The millage must be renewed every 5 years and was last renewed in 2015. This is NOT a new millage and will NOT raise your taxes. Click the link for the proposal's FAQs document. https://bit.ly/3mQsYlI
Attention Students taking the PSAT Tomorrow: Arrive at 7:30am Report to the Middle School Gym If you have a school issued calculator bring it with you. If you do not have a school issued calculator, we have reserves that will be provided for you. #2 pencils will be provided. Any questions email Mr.Mann or Mrs.Rudloff. See you all tomorrow!
Vandercook Lake Fall Team Spirit Stores are coming 9/21-9/30!! Volleyball Link: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/2020STHVCL Golf Link: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/2020STHVLG Cross Country Link: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/2020STHVXC Football Link: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/2020STHVCF Cheer Link: https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/2020VCLCHR #GOFIGHTWIN!
Middle School Football practice starts Monday & Tuesday 3:30-5:00pm. Bring own water bottle. Please come dressed and ready on the practice field. #MaskUp
The MS/HS conducted a fire drill at 9:30 today, good job Jayhawks!
ATTENTION SENIORS: The SAT is next week Wednesday, September 23 at Vandercook Lake MS/HS. Remote learners be at the middle school gym entrance at 7:30am. In-person learners report to your homerooms at 7:30am. There are NO CELL PHONES allowed at the testing site. If you have been provided a school calculator, bring it with you for the test. If you have any questions, email Mr.Mann or Mrs.Rudloff. See you all next Wednesday!
MS/HS picture day will be held on October 2nd. In person learners will have pictures taken in the morning. If you are a remote/combination learners,not here normally on this day, please come to have your picture taken at 1pm in the MS Gym. We will be allowing remote students in one at a time, following our covid guidelines, to have school pictures taken. Bring your mask and your smile!
The first match of the volleyball season is a big one.... Vandy heads to Hanover to take on the Comets. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Attention Senior Students and Parents/Guardians: Financial Aid night has been changed to Wednesday, October 7 at 6:00pm. It will be hosted by Mr.Miller from the Jackson Area Career and College Access Center via ZOOM. In order to sign up and be invited, or if you have any questions, email Mr.Miller (TMiller@jacksoncac.org).
ATTENTION REMOTE LEARNERS: It is very important to keep a schedule! Not only for your mental health, academics, and personal life, but also to check in with your teachers. Make sure you check your email and online learning platforms every day. Parents/guardians please help remind our remote learners that in these days and times communication is vital. Thanks in advance! - Mr.Mann
ATTENTION SENIORS: Vandercook Lake High School is offering the SAT to all seniors this September 23, 2020 @ 8:00am in the Middle School Gym. All seniors are expected to show up and take the exam. The exam lasts around 4 hours. Check your email account for study materials.
Vandercook Lake MS/HS held a Tornado Drill at 1:00, good job Jayhawks!
Attention Senior Students and Parents/Guardians: Financial Aid night will be hosted by Mr.Miller from the Jackson Area Career and College Access Center on September 29th, 2020 via ZOOM. In order to sign up and be invited, email Mr.Miller (TMiller@jacksoncac.org).
Attention Junior Students and Parents/Guardians: Financial Aid night will be hosted by Mr.Miller from the Jackson Area Career and College Access Center on September 28th, 2020 via ZOOM. In order to sign up and be invited, email Mr.Miller (TMiller@jacksoncac.org).
Login information for the upcoming regularly scheduled Monday, September 14th Board of Education meeting: https://jcisd-org.zoom.us/j/86980963211?pwd=WFZNRUpmbjljQmY4Q0VMVE5GR2ZWUT09
Parents interested in learning about Jackson College Early College Program: Virtual Informational Meetings for Parents of 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th Graders. Learn how your child could earn a certificate, an Associate's degree or up to 60 transferable credits at little-to-no cost to families. September 14 @ 6:00pm September 23 @ 6:00 pm October 1 @ 6:00pm If you are interested in taking advantage of this unique educational opportunity and have questions prior to the parent meetings, contact Jean Logan, JCEC Administrator - email@example.com or (517) 581 - 2003. Please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org In you response, please indicate your child's name & school district. A link on how to join the virtual meeting will be sent to you. Please note: 2020-21 Juniors have a deadline of October 15.
ATTENTION SENIORS This upcoming Tuesday (9/8/20) at 9:00 am there is a mandatory zoom meeting to attend with Mr.Miller from the College and Career Access Center. The meeting is about the college application process as well as entering the work force after high school! Mr.Miller will email you a link to join the meeting. Mr.Goedert will also be posting a link to the zoom meeting on his English 12 google classroom page. You are required to attend the meeting and complete the Senior Survey!
Thank you everyone for a fantastic start to the 2020-2021 school year. Please remember to bring your Chromebook, mask, and water bottle tomorrow. Also, a reminder that Thursday and Friday are 1/2 days. Go Jayhawks!
Looking forward to our first day of the new school year. Remember that all 'in-person' students and bus rides MUST wear face masks. Please ensure that your student has their mask and a refillable water bottle. Carefully and safely...Let's get this school year started!
Jayhawk Nation: with warmer temps headed our way, a decision has been made to switch to half-days on Thursday and Friday. Release times for W/Th/F will be 11 am at the MS/HS and 12:05 pm at Townsend. Sack lunches will be provided to all 'in person' students.
Attention bus riding families: bus stop times are currently being worked on. Please anticipate a call on Tuesday letting families know the approximate time their student can expect to be picked up in the morning. We appreciate your patience and understanding on the matter.
MS/HS families: Our Return to Learn Plan is available on our website at www.vandyschools.org . Please read and fill out the commitment form that is linked in the document or go to: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17aDvjaNxQf6asWXT3FITe6jcTJcXFkhCGwq78zbtO1U/edit?usp=sharing
Jayhawk Nation. An overview of our Return to Learn plan has been added to our website. Go to www.vandyschools.org to review the plan. Upon adoption, building-specific plans that will address many of your questions will be released. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Login information for the upcoming regularly scheduled Monday, August 10th Board of Education meeting: Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/92307325916?pwd=VEcwTk4yYXVSa25UUVRJK1VaRnZ6QT09
A general overview of how our district anticipates learning will look like depending on our regions MI SAFE START phase we find ourselves in. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FTfWkEHAAAWCW7rmERnfHD-OzrXG6DRv/view?usp=drivesdk
An update on our district's progress as we develop our Return to Learn plan for the 20-21 School Year. Building specific updates can be anticipated in the upcoming days. https://drive.google.com/file/d/15-vLsLCsUEO92-kDNpaGBEsR0ujhlLZR/view?usp=sharing #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
A message from the Superintendents of Jackson County: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MZ2-0LebJaLlCBvmPuC6H_VDDpwXUuHilxTZWK6OxT8/edit?usp=sharing Stay safe Jayhawk Nation. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
WARNING: If you are a parent or grandparent, there is a tissue alert when viewing this video! Here is a link to the Vandercook Lake High School's Class of 2020 Commencement Program. https://drive.google.com/file/d/16KJ4ZNmM9QlMXYUT3w7KGpim2g_q5jAB/view?usp=sharing
Logon information for the upcoming regularly scheduled Monday, July 13th Board of Education meeting: https://zoom.us/j/99142064943?pwd=V2Vjb1F4OVVBMUZCaDQ0UkxLQkNodz09
A friendly reminder that we will be serving lunches (11 am - 1 pm) on Wednesday and Thursday of this week as a result of the 4th of July Holiday. We do not anticipate having produce/cheese/meat boxes on those days. If anything changes, we will post the updated information.
Logon info for the upcoming June 22nd Special Board meeting: Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/93286593184?pwd=MGFyRWFxbTdxNkl1QmdoYjhUaVErZz09 Meeting ID: 932 8659 3184 Password: 1S64EQ One tap mobile +19292056099
Logon info for the upcoming Special Board meeting: Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/93286593184?pwd=MGFyRWFxbTdxNkl1QmdoYjhUaVErZz09 Meeting ID: 932 8659 3184 Password: 1S64EQ One tap mobile +19292056099
A little trip down memory lane for our Class of 2020. Thx Chloe L. for the video. https://youtu.be/sSi5jqK5tnY #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Jayhawk Nation, please take a couple of minutes and fill out our survey at https://bit.ly/30JS3pN . The information from the survey will allow us to better understand and address the needs of our families for the upcoming school year. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Due to the continuance of Social Distancjng restrictions in the Governor’s Executive Orders, the Junior/Senior prom is canceled for this year. We wish you a safe and restful summer.
Tonight's Board of Education meeting will be livestreamed due to Covid-19 restrictions. The livestream will be availble at https://meet.google.com/vrt-vxzo-kdi or by phone at +1 904-900-0677 PIN: 386 464 349#. The meeting will start at 6 pm.
Photos from our 2020 Commencement Celebration. https://jtv.tv/vandercook-lake-high-school-virtual-graduation-6-4-20-photo-gallery/ https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HZQbycDIYBgu3tApvlNZW5hhZbxXcPfD #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
The entire Jayhawk Nation mourns the loss of one of our great educators. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vUUGQRR0s2jhwy38MN3e3a4nMhjDOwEhaE-jRhBDEr4/edit?usp=sharing
Vandercook Lake Middle School's entrees in this years Jackson County Student Art Show. https://www.jxnartteachers.org/jxnartteachers/vandercook-middle-school/ Again, great job Mrs. Boldt and our Jayhawk artists. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Vandercook Lake High School's entrees in this years Jackson County Student Art Show. https://www.jxnartteachers.org/jxnartteachers/vandercook-high-school/ Way to go Mrs. Boldt and all of our artistic Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Our June 8th Board of Education meeting will be livestreamed due to Covid-19 restrictions. The livestream will be availble at https://meet.google.com/vrt-vxzo-kdi or by phone at +1 904-900-0677 PIN: 386 464 349#. The meeting will start at 6 pm.
Attention Seniors: Dear Seniors and Families, We have redesigned the Commencement scheduled for June 4th to take advantage of the latest EO that increased the outdoor gathering size to 100. At their allotted time, parents will accompany their graduates into the building to record their message and then rejoin the rest of their family outside the building at the main entryway where the graduate’s name will be announced. The graduate will receive their diploma presented by a board member in front of their family. This allows all family members the chance to be present when their graduate’s diploma is presented. After receiving their diploma the family and graduate will make their way over to another area for photos. After photos, we are asking that the family proceed to exit the campus in order to keep the gathering size within the EO. All speeches will be filmed in the gymnasium and JTV will still film the ceremony to be aired at a later time. The LiveStream will be set-up outside to capture the graduates receiving their diplomas. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday
Attention Seniors: We are currently reviewing the details of Governor Whitmer's latest EO to see if we are able to legally expand the number of family members who may be present in the gymnasium for Thursday's Ceremony. We will advise soon.
Graduating Jayhawks Evie and Annie share their thoughts on the Class of 2020's unique senior year. https://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/2020/05/jackson-area-high-school-seniors-reflect-on-recent-events-look-to-future.html. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Vandy's own Maesyn Hynes being interviewed by Bart Hawley. https://jtv.tv/senior-experience-with-vandercook-lake-graduate-maesyn-hynes/ . Congrats to Maesyn and all of our Class of 2020. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Watch today's Bart Hawley Show where our own Maesyn Hynes will be interviewed as Vandercook Lake's Senior Spotlight representative. Congratuations Maesyn, well deserved.
We would like to congratulate the recipients of this year's Scholar Athlete Award!! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1-6aSVck8EybjjY_gb0_a5PRtSIqSxbrAZKECBi2lb7o/edit?usp=drivesdk
Jayhawk Class of 2020: Celebrate your graduation with the Nation. #GraduateTogether Saturday, May 16th @ 8 pm on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX visit https://graduatetogether2020.com/ for more details. #BeleiveAchieveSOAR!
Hats off to our Jayhawk artists and our great art teachers! https://youtu.be/t6xwkEiY_bk #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
ATTENTION SENIORS: Make sure your consistently checking your email. Vandercook Lake Scholarship materials are due this Friday, May 15. Check your email for specific guidelines and requirements. Any questions, email Mr.Mann @ Tim.Mann@Vandyschools.org
It has been reported that our District's families are starting to receive their P-EBT cards as a result of our District's CEP status (free breaksfast/lunch for all students). The State has not provided guidance on how these are being rolled out, so please be patient.
Hey Vandercook, there is a free application in the app store called "Stop, Breathe and Think" It's a great tool to use to take care of your mentality. There are tons of guided breathing activities for students and adults alike. Check it out! https://www.stopbreathethink.com/
Any student in grades 6-12 who needs to pick up locker contents, pottery, etc., we will be open tomorrow, Wednesday May 6 from 11-1 for pick up. Please pull into the high school lot and we will come out to help you!
Information to participate in Vandercook Lake's May 11th Virtual Board of Education meeting starting at 6 pm. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/97066945729?pwd=TFJEUElyaXpROWMreWdDUStDNXZEdz09 Meeting ID: 970 6694 5729 Password: 8E6094
We have pottery and locker contents available for pick up Wednesday, May 6 from 11 - 1. Please park in the lot and we’ll be out to help you!
LifeWays Community Mental Health has an Intensive Crisis Stabilization Services (ICSS) team available to help students in need. Below is a link to their website where you can learn about services they provide. They are here to help, don't hesitate to contact them if you or your loved ones are in need. https://www.lifewayscmh.org/Crisis1
Students in grades 6-12 may pick up locker contents, learning packets and pottery from 11-1 tomorrow, Friday May 1. Please park in the parking lot and we will come out to help you!
Vandercook Students, Parents and Staff, watch this video! It's only four minutes long, but it has some positive messages involved that I think everyone should hear at this time. Check it out if you can spare 5 minutes today. It's worth the watch! https://youtu.be/58iMhiGo1Xc
With our Governor's Executive Order 2020-48, which extends the 'Stay home, stay safe' mandate, Vandercook Lake's May 11th Regular Board Meeting will be held virtually. Login details for public participation will be posted in the near future.
Mental Health Tip of the Day: Students, if you find yourself out of sorts during quarantine... try making a schedule. Making a list or schedule of things to accomplish for the next day will turn on more of the dopaminergic reward circuitry built into your central nervous system. In other words... every time you check something off the list, the more accomplished you will feel, which will lead to feeling content and satisfied. The trick to making a schedule is...it's not a prison! Create the day you want to have. When creating a schedule its essential to have goals in mind. Start small and build up. If you want to make a schedule and don't know where to start, don't hesitate to contact Mr.Mann, he would love to help you specify your goals and make a schedule!
Locker contents and learning packet pick up continues! Students from grades 6-12 can pick up on Tuesday, April 28 between 4-6 PM. Please pull in to the parking lot and a staff member will come out to the car!
Mental Health Tip of the Day: Talk to your child about mental health. Here is a quick read article that outlines talking to your child about mental health from preschool to high school. Check it out. https://tinyurl.com/yao9vecp
Tomorrow is 7th and 8th grade pick up for locker contents and learning packets from 11-1. Please park in the high school parking lot and stay in your car. We will come out to see you!
Mental Health Tip of the Day: Take care of yourself. Eating healthy, exercising, good sleep, breathing exercises and social interaction (while practicing social distancing of course) will pave the way for a healthy life. Take care of yourself. You are important!
Tomorrow is locker contents/learning packet pick up for 9th and 10th graders between 11-1. Please park in the high school lot and stay in your vehicle. We’ll be out to bring you your things!
Locker Contents/Learning Packet Pickup All pick ups are from 11 AM-1PM Monday 4/20- Juniors and Seniors Tuesday 4/21 - Freshmen and Sophomores Wednesday 4/22 - 6th grade Thursday 4/23 - 7th and 8th grades Pull into a spot in the high school parking lot and stay in your vehicle. A staff member will come out to you. Thank you for your patience. Stay safe, Jayhawks!
Family resources during these trying times. https://tinyurl.com/ybjxyqaq Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
I was really looking forward to watching our softball team defend their conference championship. https://jtv.tv/vcl-softball-players-missing-out-on-repeat-attempt/ We are going to miss our 2020 athletes. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Thank you to our own super AP, Ms. Doreen Warner. Her extraordinary stitching skills are currently on display as she quickly created 5 masks for our transportation crew who are being called on to deliver meals to the community. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
I am so proud to be a part of such a great group. Hats off to the Vandercook Lake Lions Club. , They do so much for our community. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10159606134934112&id=61534299111. #BelieveAchieve SOAR!
Jayhawk Nation vote for our own Kate Leach in this M-Live poll. https://www.mlive.com/highschoolsports/2020/04/which-jackson-area-softball-player-will-you-miss-watching-most-in-2020.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=jacksoncitpat_sf&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR1RbtAGVT2Aezl-ZoRj344H97sGU8HNpHnFUdhGzPJ956PSO0dof9kJ9tE
Vandercook Lake Public School's Continuity of Learning and COVID-19 Response Plan https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zCtw0mq-0eoFpvOeJzkfh5tiju9AO1yq37RewIoDkjU/edit?usp=sharing Stay safe Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Senior families, K105.3 is accepting Senior Salute submissions. Go to https://www.k1053.com/k105-3-senior-salutes/ and fill out the online form to have your senior honored. Thanks, K105.3. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Shared COVID-19 documents from the JC Health Department. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1r_Mk-c3_5vt1orBVsaMrcGTa-cEnIttT?usp=sharing
Vandercook Lake's regularly scheduled April 13th Board of Education meeting has officially been cancelled. Our next Board of Education meeting is currently scheduled for Monday, May 11th at 6 pm. Stay safe Jayhawks!
Congrats to Kylie B, Breanna R, Brianna A, and Justice W and the entire cheer team and a great season! https://www.mlive.com/sports/jackson/2020/04/meet-the-cascades-all-conference-competitive-cheer-team-for-2019-20.html?fbclid=IwAR29dM_g_QWUhvLKjG36J96y13znFNJscXnuWuAyx6vR03MwW
Attn Parents: Please go to https://forms.gle/y8ikCHWFfKUip5D59 and complete a three question survey that will help our district access the educational resources available to our students while at home.
Congrats to our very own Jake Taylor. Jake is a tremendous asset to our district. #BelieveAchieveSOAR! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10163235223860716&id=257093090715
A big thanks to the Vandercook Lake Subway. They donated fresh vegetables to be handed out to our free breakfast/lunch program. Thanks Mr. Bob Richardson for your continued support of our schools and the community. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Catch Vandy's own Ms. Jamie Stanley on todays Bart Hawley Show. It will air at 5 pm and 8 pm today.
Jayhawk Nation, earlier today Gov. Whitmer extended the closure of schools until Monday, April 13th. At this time, we will continue to provide breakfast/lunches to those in need. Stay strong Jayhawks. Together, we will get through this! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Parents of students in grades 8-10 who are interested in participating in Vandercook Lake's Early College program should email Jean Logan in person with their application material. Jean's email is email@example.com . #BelieveAcheiveSOAR!
Vandercook Lake Public Schools are pleased to announce that they will be providing free breakfast and lunches to our students in need. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JDuiNL_IDh1LKKP6jD62VLVMYdQejyFX8ReNoUYQCw0/edit?usp=sharing
Please click on the link for an update. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gp1Y97nklDg4GTEUcm4vEVeUeor0LFHoLgG33ci5Lno/edit?usp=sharing
Jayhawk Nation: With the total closure of our school buildings, we are postponing the 3.16.2020 Parent Advisory Committee meeting. A new date will be selected and posted on our social media feeds.
Vandercook Lake Public Schools will have school on Friday, March 13th. This will be the last official day off school until Monday, April 6th. See you in the morning Jayhawks!
Thank you staff and students for a successful lockdown drill today. #BelieveAchieveSOAR
A letter to our community in regards to the Coronavirus that has been in the news recently. https://docs.google.com/document/d/11315L0tE92rvBTF1cFx0r0T4rT7qSPAKZo9g9wEelpQ/edit?usp=sharing
Don't forget tomorrow night is our MS winterfest dance!! Cost is $4 to get in OR pet supplies (animal food, litter, etc.) . We want to give back to our local animal shelter; they take so much of their time to take care of these sweet pets! Dance is 6-7:30pm. Grades 6-8.
Attention MS students grades 6 thru 8....Your winterfest dance will be held on Tuesday March 3rd from 6pm-7:30pm in the HS cafe. Cost is $4 per person, or a donation of pet food, litter, etc. We will be donating to the Jackson Animal Shelter.
It's Winterfest Day!!! Today morning career center students will be dismissed from career center at 9:55AM and afternoon career center students will be dismissed at 1:35PM.
Tonight's MS girls basketball game has been canceled. The Varsity girls basketball game scheduled for tonight is still on.
The MS Winterfest dance for tonight has been canceled. It will be rescheduled. Stay safe and stay warm Jayhawks!
Vandercook Lake Public Schools will be closed Thursday, February 27th due to inclement weather.
The MS winterfest dance scheduled for tomorrow night will now follow the MS girls basketball game tomorrow and be held from 7-8:30 in the high school cafeteria.
Varsity/JV basketball has been cancelled tonight. Varsity only will be made up on March 7 beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Vandercook Lake Public Schools will be closed Wednesday, February 26th due to inclement weather.
7th grade girls basketball practice has been CANCELED for this evening.
Tonight's middle school wrestling meet at Bath has been canceled for this evening. They will have practice after school.
Vandercook Lake Public Schools will be closed today, Thursday, February 6th due to inclement weather.
Ms. Blair and Curtis take a moment to talk about this Friday's Pink & Purple games. https://jtv.tv/vandercook-pink-purple-event-friday/ #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
A friendly reminder that our next Parent Advisory Committee meeting will be held tonight in the high school media center. The meeting starts at 5:30 pm and is open to all. Updates from both buildings will be discussed. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Tonight's middle school wrestling meet has been cancelled. We will wrestle Grass Lake at HOME on Thursday January 30 @ 4:30pm
Our next Parent Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 28th in our high school media center and will start at 5:30 pm. We will be discussing updates on activities going on in both buildings and in the district. The meeting is open to all, so please join us.
There will be NO 7th grade girls basketball practice today; 8th grade girls basketball will practice from 3pm-4:30pm in the middle school gym
Good morning Jayhawks! Here are your MS/HS announcements for today:https://docs.google.com/document/d/19nGCqqDUYU5Xby7KPfhwdZef9yzuCEzC3dfUwWPioAQ/edit?usp=sharing
Vandercook Lake Public School Community: On Wednesday, January 8th, school administrators were informed of a possible threat to the middle/high school. This report came to the administration after school had dismissed for the day. The administration immediately notified the Jackson County Sheriff’s office and started to conduct an investigation into the matter. Through a collaborative investigation, the identity of the student responsible for making the statement has been verified. The district has been notified by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department that the student who made the original statement has been detained as a precautionary measure as the investigation continues. With the student currently under the direct supervision of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, it has been determined that the Vandercook Lake Public Schools will be open tomorrow, Thursday, January 8th, 2020. Parents and students may notice an additional police presence at the start of school. The additional police presence was requested by the school district. I want to assure our community that we take these types of threats seriously and that the safety of our students and staff is our highest priority. Scott Leach Superintendent Vandercook Lake Public Schools
At the half: Vandercook Lake 20 - Lumen 29. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSoar!
Welcome back Jayhawks! Here are your MS/HS announcements for today:https://docs.google.com/document/d/19nGCqqDUYU5Xby7KPfhwdZef9yzuCEzC3dfUwWPioAQ/edit?usp=sharing
Middle school girls basketball begins today! 7th grade will go from 3-4:30pm and 8th grade from 4-6pm in the middle school gym.
Middle school girls basketball and wrestling begin this Monday! Make sure your physical is on file in the office!
A great story to share. A parent whose child enlisted in the Navy was hoping to have banners hung on McDevitt Ave. to honor her son and five other 2019 graduates that are now in the Navy serving our country. When the utility poles on McDevitt were deemed as not an option she asked the schools if she could hang the banners at our school. The banners were hung yesterday through the generous assistance of Johnson Sign (Mr. Jim Johnson) and Mr. Kevin Hull. We hope this will serve as a reminder of all the Jayhawks who are currently serving our country in the different braches of the military. #JayhawkStrong #BelieveAchieveSOAR
Good morning Jayhawks! Here are your announcements for the MS/HS for today. Stay warm Jayhawks! https://docs.google.com/document/d/19nGCqqDUYU5Xby7KPfhwdZef9yzuCEzC3dfUwWPioAQ/edit?usp=sharing
Good luck to our Bowling, Cheer and Boys Basketball teams tonight. Boys basketball is home v Homer. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR
Good luck to our middle school cheer team as they travel to Grass Lake tonight for their final competition of the season! You make us proud Vandy cheer!!
Here are your announcements for the MS/HS for today: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19nGCqqDUYU5Xby7KPfhwdZef9yzuCEzC3dfUwWPioAQ/edit?usp=sharing
Are you sad you missed out on purchasing one of the Athletic Boosters' DELICIOUS apple pies?! You're in luck, because we have a few left to purchase! Stop into the high school office during the week before 2:30p.m. to purchase one for your holiday dessert. Cost is only $8!
Come on out and support the Girls Basketball team as they take on the Spartans of Springport. Tip off is at 6 pm. Good Luck to Coach Willis and our team. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Good morning Jayhawks! Here are your morning announcements for the MS/HS: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19nGCqqDUYU5Xby7KPfhwdZef9yzuCEzC3dfUwWPioAQ/edit?usp=sharing
Closets getting empty? Our lost and found closet is very full! We have hoodies, coats, jackets, shoes, and bookbags. Please come collect your belongings before they are gone. All items in the lost in found will be donated at the end of December.
We are on to 🏀, 🤼, and *\o/* but the 🏐 program gets one more shout out. https://www.mlive.com/sports/jackson/2019/12/game-changing-performers-from-the-jackson-area-high-school-volleyball-season.html?fbclid=IwAR237O7s1y2Dx6QA1k6r6e0CfbJLNuO7ydy2BaU2_xDBSGqwOmVKlwXMS0U
Thank you staff and students for participating in our lockdown drill. Thanks for helping to keep our school safe! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Good morning Jayhawks! Here are your MS/HS announcements for the day: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19nGCqqDUYU5Xby7KPfhwdZef9yzuCEzC3dfUwWPioAQ/edit?usp=sharing
Don't forget that tonight's middle school concert starts at 6 pm. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
There is still time to go to tonight's downtown Jackson Christmas parade and see the Vandercook Lake marching band in action. Go Jayhawks
There will be an open gym for girls basketball in grades 6,7, and 8 this Sunday from 5pm-6:30pm. This will take place in the HS gym.
Apple pie pick up will be tomorrow November 23rd, in the HS cafeteria from 10am-2pm!
Good morning Jayhawks! Here are the announcements for the MS/HS for today: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19nGCqqDUYU5Xby7KPfhwdZef9yzuCEzC3dfUwWPioAQ/edit?usp=sharing
Pictures of last night's Regional Finals complements of J-TV. Great season Volleyball Jayhawks! https://jtv.tv/mhsaa-division-3-volleyball-regional-at-leslie-vandercook-lake-vs-hudson-11-14-19-photo-gallery/ #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Urgent Alert: Townsend Elementary students that ride bus #27 (Balcita) will be delayed getting home. Their bus was hit by a car at the end of the MS/HS run. Townsend students riding bus #27 are currently in the Townsend Gym waiting for another bus to pick them up.
VB regional fan bus leaves for Leslie at 5:15pm tonight! Meet at 4:30pm in the cafe to enjoy pizza courtesy of our very own Coach Brokaw! Cost to ride the bus is $7, which includes admission! Cheer on our volleyball team as they battle their way to our first ever regional title!
Jayhawks, Jayhawks don't be shy, stand up now and YELL your cry! VICTORY- Let's bring home the volleyball regional win tomorrow night! We want as many students as we can get to represent our student section tomorrow night at Leslie! Cost is $7; This includes admission to the game.You must pay in the office and sign up. Coach Brokaw will be buying pizza for all who ride the spectator bus!
We want the ...Regional... Championship, and we're going to win it as a team. They can throw out all those great....hitters...setters... and great defensive players...., but there's going to be one team that plays solely as a team. No ....young lady.... is more important than the team, no coach is more important than the team. The team, the team, the team! If we think that way – all of us – everything you do, take into consideration what effect does it have on my team? ......Think what a great thing it is to be part of something that is the team! We're going to win it. We're going to win the championship.....because we're going to play as a team. Better than anybody else in this... regional, we're going to play together as a team. We're going to believe in each other, were not going to criticize each other, we're not going to talk about each other. We're going to encourage each other! When we play as a team, when the old season is over, you and I know it's going to be .....Vandercook Lake!... #BelieveAchieveSOAR! Thx Bo! Let's do this Jayhawks!
Attention Jayhawk Family: We would like to inform you of a situation that occurred this afternoon. High school administration investigated rumors of a student that was in possession of a weapon. The student in question was immediately detained as the investigation was carried out. The results of the investigation found an unloaded BB gun in the students backpack. At no time was there a threat to our students and staff.
The bus for MS boys basketball at Hanover will leave at 4:10/15 tonight. The game will have a delayed start around 4:50/55.
Tonight's spectator bus for Varsity Volleyball Regionals will leave for Leslie tonight at 4:10PM. Please meet out front in the circle drive.
Don't forget to sign up in the front office to ride the fan bus to Leslie High School to cheer on our Varsity Volleyball team in regionals tomorrow night! We must have at least 20 people ride the bus in order to have a spectator bus.
JV girls basketball tryouts for this evening have been canceled.
Vandercook Lake Middle High School will be dismissing at 2:10 p.m. today to ensure elementary students will be released at normal time.
Weight lifting for tonight has been canceled.
Reaching Higher has been canceled for this evening.
Middle school boys basketball practice has been canceled for this evening.
Attention girls in grades 9 & 10, tryouts for JV Girls Basketball will begin tonight from 6-7:30 in the HS Gym. You MUST have a physical on file to tryout. Please stop into the front office to sign up.
Photos from tonight's District Championship. https://jtv.tv/division-3-district-volleyball-grass-lake-vs-vandercook-lake-11-7-19-photo-gallery/ #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Our apple pie sale ends tonight!! Our athletes will be making phone calls tonight to family and friends to make sure they are ready for their holiday dinner. Pies will be made and available to pick up on November 23rd. If you receive one of these phone calls, it is legitimate.
Night 2 of Volleyball districts begins tonight at 5:30pm, with doors opening at 4:30pm. Just a reminder, admission will be $6.00 and NO passes will be allowed due to this being an MHSAA district event.
School closings will be announced by text, phone, LiveFeed, Twitter and Facebook. We will also call in the school closing on WILX (Channel 10). State Police winter weather guide: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1j0tpRB3Ld6Nj_HiBZpoOLzenHiHpom0R/view?usp=sharing
The unofficial results show that the sinking fund passed. 331 yes votes to 307 no votes. Thank you to everyone that helped get the word out. Thank you Jayhawk Nation! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
For those of you who are voting today, voting is still open at Jackson Free Methodist Church despite the construction. Voting is located in the back of the building.
Hey Jayhawks, there have been reports of phone calls made to members of our community requesting money for a fundraiser for Vandercook Lake basketball. This is NOT a Vandercook Lake fundraiser.
Volleyball districts kick off tonight at 5:30PM with Napoleon vs Grass Lake here in our high school gym! Doors open at 4:30PM. Tickets will be sold at the door and are $6.00 each. There will be no passes accepted during districts.
A friendly reminder that our Music Booster's Craft Show will be held this Saturday at the high school. Doors open at 9 am and the event goes until 3 pm. Come on out for a fun time and a great cause. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Jayhawk Nation, please remember to vote on November 5th. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1jzcS3E1XlQW4qBmgBJS02N393SsKvNFPAx_5LHYtsVI/edit?usp=drivesdk #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
There is still time to purchase an apple pie! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1VGrAdnlKHxZqgigTfu_L9zzazqRsaaz5GofYmoGkijU/edit?usp=drivesdk #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Great pictures from the Cascade Conference Volleyball tournament. The Jayhawks finished third in the conference and now are set for districts which Vandercook Lake will host next week. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10221258820886979&id=1440536466
Yearbook students are hard at work creating pages! You can order your 2020 yearbook at www.yearbookforever.com
Don't forget about tonight's Music Programs. The concerts start at 6 pm in the high school gym. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Attention middle school boys in grades 7th & 8th! Basketball tryouts are currently going on today in the middle school gym until 4:30pm. There will also be tryouts tomorrow from 3pm-4:30pm. You must have a physical on file to tryout. We can't wait to see you there!
Thank you staff and students for participating in today’s tornado drill.
Hey Jayhawks! Just a reminder that our Fall HS Athletic Awards for Football, Cheer and Girls Golf will be held Monday October 28th at 6pm in our HS cafeteria. We will be recognizing fall athletes and serving delicious apple crisp and ice cream! All parents of these athletes are invited as we recognize these athletes and their accomplishments! Volleyball awards and Cross Country award will be held Nov. 14th.
Halloween is in the air!! Our MTD will be hosting a Halloween dance on October 25th. 6th grade students will have their dance from 5pm-6pm, followed by the 7th/8th graders from 6:30pm-8pm. Costumes are welcome and encouraged. There will be a costume contest so be creative!
Thank you staff and students for participating in our fire drill on this beautiful fall day!
Just a reminder that there is NO school on Monday October 21st. Enjoy your three day weekend!
In case you missed the Bart Hawley Show. Great things are happening at Vandercook Lake! https://jtv.tv/vandercook-to-ask-voters-to-approve-sinking-fund-ballot-proposal/ #BelieveAchieveSOAR
Halloween is in the air!! Our MTD will be hosting a Halloween dance on October 25th. 6th grade students will have their dance from 5pm-6pm, followed by the 7th/8th graders from 6:30pm-8pm. Costumes are welcome and encouraged. There will be a costume contest so be creative!
A friendly reminder that the November 5th Sinking Fund initiative will be discussed at this Monday's Regular School Board meeting. The meeting starts at 6pm and is held in the high school media center. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1jzcS3E1XlQW4qBmgBJS02N393SsKvNFPAx_5
Practice for MS cross country and MS football has been canceled for today. MS cross country, meet at the park tomorrow at 2pm for your meet.
Attention 5th and 6th grade boys interested in playing youth basketball this year! There will be signups for travel basketball coming soon...
SINKING FUND Q & A - Monday October 14th at 6 pm in the high school cafeteria. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1jzcS3E1XlQW4qBmgBJS02N393SsKvNFPAx_5LHYtsVI/edit?usp=sharing #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
A reminder that our first Parent Advisory Committee meeting will take place today at 5:45 pm in the MS/HS Media Center. We are planning on the meeting lasting one hour, so individuals can still catch our home Varsity Football game at 7 pm. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Jayhawks, Jayhawks don't be shy, stand up now and yell your cry! VICTORY-tonight 7pm, home against Addison!
Halloween is in the air!! Our MTD will be hosting a Halloween dance on October 25th. 6th grade students will have their dance from 5pm-6pm, followed by the 7th/8th graders from 6:30pm-8pm. Costumes are welcome and encouraged. There will be a costume contest so be creative!
Due to weather, Middle School cross country practice is cancelled for today. We will, however, have practice tomorrow
Thank you staff and students for participating in today’s fire drill. Thank you for making our school safe! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Here is an informational presentation about the upcoming Sinking Fund initiative. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1jzcS3E1XlQW4qBmgBJS02N393SsKvNFPAx_5LHYtsVI/edit?usp=sharing #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
We hope to see you at tonight's Band Invitational. The Invitational starts at 5:30 pm. Come on out and listen to some great music while supporting our Marching Jayhawks. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Hey Jayhawk Fans!! There will be a spectator bus to Manchester tonight to cheer on our Varsity Football Team! Be at the high school by 5:30PM to ride the bus. Cost is $1 to ride; your $1 will be returned to you upon boarding to come back. You MUST sign up in the front office.
Thank you staff and students for participating in our fire drill today. Thank you for helping keep our school safe. #BelieveAchieveSOAR
Looking forward to seeing everyone at tonight's Fall Festival. The weather is going to be perfect! A shout out to all of our volunteers that make such a great event possible. It's good to be a Jayhawk! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Just a reminder that MS sports pictures will take place tomorrow! Order forms are in the front office. #GOJAYHAWKS
Due to technical issues, we have switched our Athletic Calendar feed to: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=jcisd.org_su0ksus3j2u3irr961cdncohb8%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FNew_York Please be sure to delete the old feed. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Attention Jayhawks!!! The start time for the Vandercook Lake HOME JV Football game scheduled for Thursday, September 26th will begin at 5:30PM. Bring your school spirit and your bug spray!!
Our first Parent Advisory Committee meeting has been rescheduled to Friday, October 4th. The meeting will start at 5:45 pm and will take place in the high school media center. We are planning for an hour long meeting. Stop by and join the group. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Great weather and new roads, the parade is set to begin at 5:30 - see you soon!
Homecoming Info: Friday Sept. 20th, parade line-up at 5:00, parade begins at 5:30. At this time parade route is the same as last year, leaving high school parking lot down Golf, to Francis, to McDevitt, to Maurice.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a link to the next month's breakfast and lunch menus. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1kChoz7SEgTOa95w8srTLctStJzELzd2T?usp=sharing #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Homecoming week begins Monday September 16th! We would like to congratulate the following students for being nominated by their peers as representatives for our homecoming court: 9th grade:Alivia Smith & Evan Crum 10th grade:Katerra Wright & Damien Rodriguez 11th grade:Emma Bushinski & Gaven Cooper 12th grade: Olivia Applegate & CJ Adams Brianna Bailey & Nate Crump Olivia Beilfuss & Tade Hiller Erika Cheney & Brady Pickens
Here are the announcements for the MS/HS for today: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ESDEhMRaLrsYPKJaqGjlLvXK_t2m26WbaxbsFPrQ-0I/edit?usp=sharing
Varsity Volleyball is now 13-1 overall and 1-0 in the Cascade Conference. Keep working hard Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR! https://drive.google.com/file/d/16K7f8u4k4FKisYBAiq3B4bbduJ4lB53R/view?usp=sharing
The Jayhawks hold off a determined Manchester team and take their match with the Dutch 3-1. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Students and staff did a great job participating in our first lock down drill of the year today. Thank you for keeping our school safe! #BelieveAchieveSOAR
Our Varsity football team takes on Michigan Center AWAY this Friday! We will be offering a spectator bus for students to ride to the game and back to the school after. The cost is $1 for the bus, and you will receive that $1 back once you get back! Come on out and support your Jayhawks!!
Homecoming is just around the corner! We are looking for a Cadillac convertible to carry our Grand Marshall throughout our parade! If you have one of these awesome vehicles and would like to volunteer to let us use it for the parade, please contact the high school at 782-8167!
A message from the Superintendent: Vandercook Lake Community, this afternoon 911 officials contacted our district that there was a possible threat in the community and advised our buildings to go into lockdown as a precautionary action. When we received the call from 911, Townsend Elementary had just been dismissed and the busses were headed on their routes Bus drivers were directed to head to the Middle Schoool gymnasium to drop off our elementary students until further notice. Shortly after the final bus was unloaded, the district was notified by 911 officials that the lockdown could be lifted. Details were shared that the initial report turned out to not be true and the students were never in any danger. Students were quickly loaded back onto their busses and delivered home somewhere between 30 and 40 minutes later than their usual time. As the Superintendent, I was proud of how our staff handled the situation. Parapros, secretaries, bus drivers, administration and professional staff all delivered during this situation to ensure that the students in our care were safe and comforted during these tense moments. I am so proud to call myself a Jayhawk and to be a part of such a wonderful group. Great Job Jayhawks!
Hello Jayhawk families. We were notified by the Jackson Police Department after school today of possible suspicious activity in our area. As a precaution, both Townsend Elementary and the middle/high school went into a lockdown. As a precaution, all elementary busses were routed to the middle school gym until the information was received from our police department. After securing the area, the police notified our administration to lift the lockdown due to the fact that it was a FALSE REPORT. All elementary students who ride a bus are currently being safely transported home at this time. Busses will run 30 to 40 minutes behind. As always, our students and staff safety are our number one concern here at Vandercook Lake. Thank you for your patience.
Middle school football practice for 7th and 8th graders has been cancelled for today. Enjoy your weekend! We hope to see you all at the HOME football game tonight!!
Good morning Jayhawks! Here are the announcements for the MS/HS for today:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ESDEhMRaLrsYPKJaqGjlLvXK_t2m26WbaxbsFPrQ-0I/edit?usp=sharing Happy Football Friday!
Who's ready for some middle school football?! Here is the schedule for the 2019-20 season for 7th & 8th grade football: Sept.11th @ Springport; Sept. 18th HOME; September 25th @ Springport; Oct. 2nd HOME; Oct. 9th @ East Jackson;Oct. 16th HOME; Oct. 23rd @ Concord. Go Jayhawks!
Don't forget about the Student Section car wash today from 4pm-6pm in the high school parking lot! For a donation of $5, your car can be squeaky clean and ready for the weekend! #jayhawkstudentsection #vandypride
Varsity Football is in FULL SWING!! We will be offering a spectator bus for the following games:9/13/,9/27,and 10/18! Cost to ride the bus to the game will be $1 and when you get back on the bus to return to school, you will get your $1 back! Sign up will be in the front office
Good morning Jayhawks! Here are the announcements for the MS/HS today: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ESDEhMRaLrsYPKJaqGjlLvXK_t2m26WbaxbsFPrQ-0I/edit?usp=sharing
Wishing everyone in the Jayhawk Nation a safe and relaxing Labor Day. #BelieveAchieveSOAR
MS/HS music concert is on Tuesday, October 29th at 6:00 PM starting with the choirs!
Just a friendly reminder that our MS/HS release time on Wednesdays is 1:25 PM. Have a great day Jayhawks!
Vandy Varsity Volleyball getting some well deserved ink on M-Live. Thanks @jenna_kieser for the article. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR! https://expo.mlive.com/sports/g66l-2019/08/20a4b92e825832/vandercook-lake-volleyball-sweeps-clinton-and-northwest-at-trimeet.html
Varsity Volleyball defeats the Northwest Mounties two sets to one! Great job Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Varsity Volleyball takes two sets and the match v Clinton. Next up, the Northwest Mounties. Go Jayhawks! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
A reminder that are JV and Varsity Volleyball teams are hosting their first tri-meet tonight starting at 5 p.m. Come on out and support our Jayhawks! #AchieveBelieveSOAR!
Due to our opponent not having a JV football team this year, we will NOT have a JV football game on Wednesday August 28th.
MS Football is in FULL swing! If you are a 7th or 8th grader interested in playing football, we will be holding a morning practice this Friday August 30th from 9am-12pm. You MUST have a physical on file to practice.
Middle school volleyball practice for tonight is as follows: 8th grade will practice from 3-4:30pm and 7th grade will practice from 4:15-5:45pm.
Middle school sports begin today! 7th&8th grade volleyball tryouts will be from 4-5:30 in the MS gym; 7th&8th grade football will be from 3-5pm (pls meet at the fieldhouse); and Cross Country(grades 6-8) will be right after school until 4pm. You must have a physical on file.
Links to the four calendars for our district. Some of the old links were working. Copy each url and then paste the url into your calendar. https://docs.google.com/document/d/157-FrQ2BSHOybTO3ITjsskJGzuJ5YePgqBYwfiWv-NY/edit?usp=sharing
Click on the link below to access the urls for our District, Townsend, MS/HS and Athletic online calendars. They are best viewed on the free Google Calendar App. https://docs.google.com/document/d/157-FrQ2BSHOybTO3ITjsskJGzuJ5YePgqBYwfiWv-NY/edit?usp=sharing
Small School, Big Opportunities! Discover what our community school can provide to your child. Visit VandySchools.org for more information. #BelieveAchieveSOAR! https://youtu.be/DbqWA5LqGhQ
Youth Cheerleading forms in the Townsend office for grades 3,4,5,6 sideline cheer! Registration closes on Tuesday August 27. Forms/full payment can be turned into Townsend office in an envelope marked youth cheer! NOTE- Registration forms are only for grades 3,4,5,6.
What: Vandy's Annual Block Party. Where: Vandy High School. When: tonight at 5 pm. Come on out and celebrate the start to a new school year! #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
Hey Jayhawks, just a friendly reminder that our Annual Block Party is set for tomorrow, Wednesday August 14. The party starts at 5 pm and is being held at the high school. Just a heads up that all the roads around the high school are under construction. #BelieveAchieveSOAR!
There will be open gym for girls in grades 6-8 who are interested in volleyball, this Wednesday from 8pm-9:30pm. This will take place in our middle school gym.
Coach Wolvin interview. Looking good coach! #Believe.Achieve.SOAR! https://jtv.tv/football-media-days-steve-wolvin-head-coach-vandercook-lake/
For your viewing pleasure! The football season can't start soon enough! #Believe.Achieve.Soar! https://youtu.be/K5iPzqsL-gs