Good luck to Ali Willenborg as she competes tomorrow via Zoom in the District IV FFA Job Interview CDE! She advanced to the district level after finishing 1st place overall at the section level. Ali will have to complete a job application, conduct a personal interview, conduct a phone interview, and write a follow up letter! Good Luck Ali! We are so proud of you!
Today is our last day of meal distribution- please make sure you pick up the 8 meals going out today or be ready for the delivery if the bus comes to you. Thanks!
Thank you to those Senior students who sent in a picture of their new spirit wear! Congratulations to you all! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vSY49tJnQc6pbwFEyw62mFgYWj7dlqKOJymlEdXSlslVt1meGFQXyo0VbIcjMHJ6td5BFWaYviYhks0/pub?start=true&loop=true&delayms=5000
Seniors! Just a reminder you can pick up your senior sign that is in front of the high school today!! Please tell FNB Community Bank thank you!!!
CUSD Board Meeting Live stream: Here is the link to view the virtual board meeting on 5.19.2020 at 5pm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tcFn-svl2A
We are excited to begin planning for the 20-21 school year and would appreciate feedback as we transition back to school. Themes will be identified in the survey responses as next steps in our planning. We can't wait to see your smiling faces! https://forms.gle/FiuTGAYH25UzvjGK7
Seniors! Cap and gown pick up is at door 6 in parking lot from 10:00 until 12:00 at the high school!
Important News for the Class of 2020! See image attached. If you missed the Zoom call today, you may view the recording here: https://youtu.be/I0Vwkt_8--Q SENIORS - Please continue to check your emails for important updates!
Seniors, please check your email. Reminder about Senior Class Meeting tomorrow! 10:00 am
VCHS FFA Demonstration Plot https://www.apptegy.net/s/news-vchs/articles/vchs-ffa-demonstration-plot
VCHS Students & Parents: Starting Monday, April 27th, students may come and clean out their lockers. You may enter by using the doorbell at the front door or door #8 between 8-10am Monday - Friday. Due to new guidelines you must be wearing a mask or we cannot allow you in the building. Please be patient as we are monitoring the number of people allowed into the building at one time to insure safe social distancing. If you have any questions, please contact the High School office.
Class of 2020 students and parents: Due to the popularity of the senior profiles, we have been posting we have decided to include them in the yearbook in addition to the regular senior portraits. If you would like the picture changed to a different senior picture pose, please email the pic to Sophie Whitten. Please ensure that pictures do not have watermarks. Otherwise, we will use the senior picture you originally submitted. The deadline is next Wednesday, April 29 at 11:59 PM.
Good morning Senior class! Please check your email for an important message from Mrs. Major.
CUSD Board Meeting Live stream: Here is the link to view the virtual board meeting on 4.21.2020 at 5pm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=immVa4Dsu4w
To submit a public comment prior to the board meeting please fill this google form: https://forms.gle/Esny7UBg1jBy3iXn9 Public comments will be accepted during the meeting on the form and in the YouTube comments section.
The board meeting will be held virtually on 4.21.2020 at 5:00 pm. To view the meeting subscribe to our youtube channel Vandalia CUSD #203 or at this URL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQOOgifal-CAkylpxhEcuYg
The Governor has announced we will continue Remote Learning for the remainder of the 19-20 school year. Next week our meal distribution will change to M, W, F still providing the same number of meals. We will continue to work as a team & get through this together. #VandalStrong
Friday Night 4/17/20 - VCHS will turn on the lights at Mark Greer Field from 8:00-8:20pm as a part of IHSA's Lights for the Fight to show support of our 2020 VCHS Senior Class as well as for all the healthcare workers, first responders and ALL essential workers on the frontlines. #VandalStrong
Vandals - send us pics in your prom clothes for our "at home prom" pages. email@example.com Pictures due Friday at midnight.
All students currently enrolled in dual credit classes need to email their teachers to make sure their work is current. High school dual credit students please turn in your 4th quarter work. Since this is for college credit , all assignments have to be completed and finals taken
We are running 20-30 minutes behind on the rural bus route deliveries for food today. Be patient, and we will see you soon. 😁
Attention to all who receive our meals: We are doing a mass distribution Wednesday for meals over Spring Break. It is very important that you pick up your meals or are avaiable when we deliver. This includes 8 meals for the break. We will resume service on April 14th.
Class of 2020 Parents: This has certainly been a year none of us could have foreseen. Seniors are looking at the possibility of having their last year cut drastically short with important memory making opportunities being missed. The yearbook is offering you a great way to congratulate your senior and memorialize this not likely to be repeated year. At the beginning of the year we offered baby ads at a cost of ¼ page for $50 and ½ page for $100. Because of this unique situation we are offering a 50% discount. Baby ads will now be $50 for a ½ page and $100 for a full page. If you have already purchased an ad, I will be contacting you to see if you want to add extra pictures or a longer message. To purchase an ad, you can purchase and design your own online at www.jostensadservice.com. If you want us to design your ad, pictures and messages can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or texted to her Google Voice at 708-872-5175. Payment will need to be mailed to the high school at 1109 N. 8th Street, Vandalia, IL 62471. Please clearly label your check to be used for a baby ad. Don’t miss out on this opportunity. With the remainder of the school year in jeopardy, you will want a way to congratulate your child and remember this historic year.
It’s safe to say that Vandalia High School has had a year like no other. Throughout the year the yearbook staff has worked hard to capture memories. But now we need your help. We have an entire spring section of the book to fill and no pictures. That’s where you come in. We need the following pictures: - Baseball team members - pictures of you playing baseball at all ages - Softball team members - pictures of you playing softball at all ages - Track team members - pictures of you running or doing track like activities at all ages - Pictures taken during the quarantine. What is your family up to? Are you hanging out with pets? Are you still working? Take pictures! Students need to actually be pictured for us to use them. - Prom pictures - girls, get out those prom dresses, stand in front of a mirror and take a picture (or have someone take it for you). Pictures can be emailed to email@example.com or texted to her Google Voice at 708-872-5175.
Evans Public Library has just updated it's website with free learning resources and ebook sources that have recently been made accessible to public libraries. Check them out at https://evanspubliclibrary.org/.
Let go of the stress right now the e-learning and packets might be causing. Instead, let's share our stories on social media how we can do our BEST together. Do this by posting and use #VandalStrong and #ILSchoolsStepUp. We can do this! I know we can.
Dear Parents- We are experiencing something new to all of us and doing the best we can in this current situation. My ask is do the best you can with the e-learning and packets. Don't get bogged down with the detals such as the 300 minutes or the exact times to sign-in.
Bus riders will be called with the specific time to be at their stop in the morning for lunch pickup. If your student does not ride a bus, you can pick up the lunch from 4 locations between 11:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Locations are VJHS, Jefferson, Washington, and Lincoln Schools.
Bus riders will be called with the specifc time to be at their stop in the morning for lunch pickup. If your student does not ride a bus, you can pick up the lunch from 4 locations between 11:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Locations are VJHS, Jefferson, Washington, and Lincoln Schools.
E-Learning Materials are being sent home today with each student. Students in grades 2-12 are being sent home with a Chromebook and a Charger to help with E-learning activities. Students and Parents: Please check your emails as more specific information will be sent daily.
All delivery orders for the Grab and Go lunch tomorrow are due by noon today. Otherwise parents/guardians will need to pick up at VJHS tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. You can still signup after the deadline (noon today) It will be available the next day (3.18.2020) for delivery.
Good morning. The Grab and Go lunch option will begin tomorrow. We will be sharing more details later today with the exact locations for the meal delivery service. Transportation and Cafeteria staff have worked hard over the weekend to make this happen!
After school tutoring will not be meeting on Monday.
Please complete the Grab and Go lunch form. If transportation is a barrier, we are working on delivery routes. If your school-age child attends a daycare when school is not in session, this is an option too. We are all in this together. https://forms.gle/BxFfK2aLFmiEpFzP8
Sorry to have to post this but due to school being closed please take note that Prom is being cancelled, and plans to reschedule are not being made at this time.
Please complete the Grab and Go lunch request form by this Sunday at noon. We need to get a head count ASAP with the announcment of the mandated school closure. https://forms.gle/BxFfK2aLFmiEpFzP8
The Governor has given the directive/mandate that all schools both public and private will be closed from March 17th to March 30th. We will have school on Monday, March 16th. More details to follow.
In the event of a school closure for COVID-19, we will be serving a Grab and Go lunch. Please fill out this quick Google Form to sign-up for the Grab and Go Student Lunch program in the event the school is closed due to COVID-19. https://forms.gle/BxFfK2aLFmiEpFzP8
An e-learning plan is being put in place in the event we would need to close. Please know this is planning and communicating right now. Our goal is to keep our schools open working with FCHD and the IL Department of Public Health.
Help our schools with research about the technology use at your home! Please click this link: https://bit.ly/3aEzJzX Thank you for helping with our research! Please fill out ONE per household.
ATTENTION ALL PAST HONOR CHORUS MEMBERS: We are celebrating 38 years of Honor Chorus along with tribute to Carol Osborne. We would like to invite you (any past Honor Chorus member, any age) to sing the final song, "Fight Song" by Rachel Patten, of our performance with the Honor Chorus students this year. Feel free to join us for practice Friday, May 1st at 4:30pm in the Vandalia Elementary School gym. The performance will be Saturday, May 2nd at 7:00pm in the VES gym. If you have questions please contact Billie Worker, Nancy Childress or email Lisa Robbins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a fan bus going to Shelbyville on Tuesday, February 25th to support our VCHS wrestlers at Dual Team Sectionals in Shelbyville. Sign up in the office if you would like to go and support our wrestlers. You must pay $6.00 at time of sign up - which you will get back when you board the bus that evening. The bus will be departing the high school at 4:30 pm on Tuesday!
There will be a Vandal Pride assembly on Friday, February 28th. Instead of class colors, students should wear their black Vandal Strong shirts or their white JP + HL shirts for a yearbook picture. Plain white or black shirts are also acceptable.
The IHSA 1A Individual Wrestling Sectionals will be held Friday, February 14th at 5:00pm and Saturday, February 15th at 9:00am. Updates will be made on the Track Wrestling Site: https://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/predefinedtournaments/VerifyPassword.jsp?tournamentId=498752132
Community members and parents: Please join us at the high school tomorrow, Thursday February 13th in the gym at 8:30 am.Detective Chris Coyne (Retired) is a 23 year veteran of the Troy (Illinois) Police Department. He served the community and the Triad School District as the D.A.R.E Officer for 20 years, during which time he instructed approximately 7,000 5th and 6th grade students about the harmful effects of drugs and the importance of good decision making. In 2012, Detective Coyne developed FIGHTIN' THE STRUGGLE, a very powerful and emotional heroin and prescription drug abuse presentation that he has delivered to over 76,000 students, teachers and school administrators in schools throughout the area, as well as parents at numerous community events. Through Fightin' The Struggle, Detective Coyne stresses to the students the importance of choosing their friends carefully, recognizing and managing peer pressure, and making appropriate choices. Detective Coyne shares his personal experiences of various investigations and interactions with those suffering from the disease of addiction.
Having phone issues this morning. Please email if you need to get us a message!
ALL VCHS Winter Activities (Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Wrestling, & Scholar Bowl) Practices will end at 3:30 pm today.
VCHS students had a great Vandal Pride Reward trip to Edwardsville YMCA! Thank you YMCA for allowing us to come roller skate, rock climb & play in the gym! Check out all of the pictures here: https://www.facebook.com/spiritofvchs/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1413421935485629
Congratulations to Kyle for advancing to the State Bowling Tournament! https://www.i70sports.com/2020/01/25/vandalia-bowler-kyle-miller-advances-to-state-tournament/
Just a reminder to please join us in the High School gym for the fantastic VCHS and VJHS band concert at 4 :00 pm today, Sunday, January 12th!
Attention all instrument players!!! Here is the link to sign up for the Alumni & Friends Pep Band on February 7! Its a ROCKIN' GOOD TIME!! https://sites.google.com/vandals203.org/vcusd-203-band-program/alumni-friends
Vandalia Schools is asking all parents to take a survey about our school.The survey is an evidence-based system designed to drive improvements in schools nationwide. Survey will be open until February 14th. Thank you! https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/login/
We hope you can join us for the 48th Annual FNB Community Bank Holiday Tournament Championship with our very own Vandalia Vandals vs the Pana Panthers at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 30th in the VCHS gym.
Kicking off Day 2 of the Vandalia Holiday Tournament! The Vandalia Alumni and Friends Foundation Raffle Tickets are for sale! First prize is $10,000 and there will be 10 $100 winners. Email email@example.com to get your $100 ticket now or stop by to purchase.
The 48th Annual FNB Community Bank Holiday Tournament will be held December 26, 27, 28, & 30 at Vandalia Community High School. Visit the Tournament Website at: https://www.vandals203.org/o/vandalia/page/holiday-tournament--2
There are 93 students scheduled to graduate in 2020. Only 30 have turned in senior and baby pictures that are due in three days. It's going to be a pretty slim senior section. PLEASE get your pictures turned in - we have deadlines to meet with our publisher. These people have not turned in a senior or baby picture: G. Austin D. Barron A. Blunt H. Booker H. Bricker L. Carroll S. Cook A. Crawford L. Critcheloe H. Dalton G. Davis B. Elder A. Enlow M. Ess C. Evans W. Eyma L. Fickes J. Fickes L. Gates D. Haines D. Henrichs J. Hess M. Hobler N. Holman K. Hunter T. Hunter J. Jones C. Justice S. Karraker M. Keesee S. Kirkland P. Koonce C. Lewis H. Martin N. Mason L. McNary D. Meyer E. Meyer A. Miles S. Miller L. Miller M. Mustafa K. Phillips E. Plunkett C. Rickman L. Roberts K. Robinson I. Rogers C. Satterthwaite W. Shafer K. Sharp A. Smith B. Snow L. Sussenbach A. Swain Z. Tyler Z. Ulmer R. Velazquez J. Walkup M. Weischedel M. Wells C. Werner D. Wise
Click here for information on how you can make donations in honor of both Holly and Jenna. https://bit.ly/35epWhm
There will be No School on Friday, November 22nd in order for our students and staff members to attend services for Holly and Jenna. This decision was made based on what we do as a family to support two of our own staff members in their time of need.
All after school activities have been cancelled for Monday and Tuesday, November 18th and 19th.
End of third quarter. Bullets 42 Vandals 14
Half time. Score is Bullets 21 Vandals 7.
There are a limited number of playoff shirts in the high school office. Short sleeve and long sleeve T-shirts sizes small through 2x and four hoodies - 1 small and 3 Xl. WALK INS ONLY PLEASE DO NOT CALL.
No School on Wednesday, November 13th due to ice and refreezing on rural township roads. Stay safe!
No School on Tuesday, November 12 due to poor road conditions. Stay safe!
Due to inclement weather there will be no school tomorrow, Tuesday November 12th.
Vandals win 23 to 20 as time expires after the kickoff!!! Last second field goal by Cameron Withers!
We have first and 10 on the 30! 27 seconds left. Tied 20 to 20
Reminder: Dangers of Juuling Presentation 8:15 VCHS Gym
Vandals Volleyball advance to the next round in the Class 2A Regionals defeating Salem 25-19, 25-20. They will play again tomorrow night against Pana at 6:30pm.
The Vandals defeat the Greenville Comets 45 to 7 to finish the season undefeated at 9 -0
Vandals defeat the Pana Panthers 28 to 18 and move to 8-0 on the season.
Vandalia High School is going live in the live feed area.