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  • Laptops Replacing iPads at VCS
    Changes are coming this summer to the State of Maine MLTI program that provides devices for 7th and 8th grade students.  The Department of Education decided to replace their devices a year early, and offer schools the choice of iPads or laptops for the next cycle of the MLTI
    program.  Our school chose laptops for students next year, so students will be receiving 11 inch MacBook Airs.  Unfortunately, our schools are not being given the option to purchase the current MLTI devices.  You can find more information on the MLTI program at
    Posted by David Trask
  • VCS Robotics team shines at regional robotics track meet!

    The VCS Vikings robotics team participated in the regional robotics track meet held Saturday, May 7th at Messalonskee High School.  The team finished with a second place overall finish and several individual event winners!  Great job kids!


    Robotics Track Meet 2016

    In this video, the VCS team is competing in the ping pong ball toss.  The robot is programmed to bounce the ping pong balls into a target box.  The outer box is worth 1 point and the inner box is worth 3 points.  The VCS team did very well in this event!

    VCS Ping Pong Toss

    Posted May 9, 2016, 9:08 AM by David Trask
  • Salmon release 2016

    Salmon in the-classroom education programs allow students to hatch salmon eggs and rear salmon in classroom, later releasing them into appropriate habitat in or near their communities.

    The programs are science-based, and designed to inform and empower students as the future generation of natural resource stewards. The Atlantic Salmon Egg Rearing Program, is a cooperative environmental education program designed to promote an understanding of fisheries restoration and management and hands-on watershed stewardship through experiential learning in the classroom.

    Salmon Release 2016

    Posted May 9, 2016, 8:29 AM by David Trask
  • VCS featured in news story in the Portland Press Herald and WCSH6!
    Vassalboro Community School is featured today in a great news article on the Portland Press Herald web site as well as on WCSH6 later this week. The article is titled "Use of a ‘Double’ helps homebound seventh-grader reconnect with classmates".  

    Read the article and view the video here:
    Posted May 2, 2016, 6:07 AM by David Trask
  • Scenes from the Neon Galaxy Dance! (Spring Dance 2016)

    Spring Dance 2016.m4v

    Posted Apr 29, 2016, 6:08 PM by David Trask
  • Beautiful Viking Mascot painted in the gym!
    VCS Art Teacher, Susan Briggs, was commissioned and donated her time to paint a Viking Mascot on the wall of our gymnasium.  It is a gift from the 8th grade class. What a beautiful addition to our school!

    Posted Apr 5, 2016, 9:25 AM by David Trask
  • 7th Graders go to College!
    The seventh graders went to college today! The Colby College neurology department hosted us to educate us on Brain Awareness. The topics discussed today were brain anatomy, brain development, concussions, and meditation. Along with neurology education, the college also invited us to spend time in their Museum of Art and gave us a guided tour of the campus - allowing us a peek into life as a college student. It was an enlightening day where we learned more about our brains, our future and ate some fantastic food!

    7th Grade goes to College!

    Posted Mar 29, 2016, 4:55 PM by David Trask
  • Bikes for Books!
    The Masonic Lodge of Vassalboro will be sponsoring the Bikes for Books program again this year!

    The program will run from April 11th-May 14th.With bikes presented at the annual spring concert on May 27thThere will be 4 bikes for each grade level(2 boys/2 girls) from Pre-K-2nd grade. There will be 28 bikes in all!

    Happy Reading!!
    Posted Mar 21, 2016, 7:29 AM by David Trask
  • VCS GT students learn from a master
    VCS Music GT students participating in a district wide percussion event at Waterville High School. Students had the opportunity to work with guest Srinivas Krishnan, a world-renowned master percussionist from India.

    Posted Mar 1, 2016, 10:10 AM by David Trask
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Afterschool Theater Production)

    Join us on Thursday March 17th at 6:30 pm for the Afterschool Theater Production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs!
    Posted Feb 25, 2016, 8:54 AM by David Trask
  • Tonight's Basketball Game postponed due to weather
    Tonights Girls Semi-Final Game vs. China has been moved to Wednesday night.  The game will be played at Erskine Academy at 5:30 pm.

    Posted Feb 8, 2016, 7:52 AM by David Trask
  • SVAC Basketball Tournament Schedule is posted

    Join us this weekend for the quarterfinals of the SVAC Basketball Tournament here at VCS!  The Viking Girls and Boys Varsity hoop teams will be playing at 8 am and 9:30 am respectively.  Check out all the action and jointhe fun!  There'll be basketball going on all day!  Winning teams will advance to the semi-finals to be held next week!  

    Posted Feb 3, 2016, 8:17 AM by David Trask
  • Scenes from the Winter Dance!
    It may have been cold outside, but it was pretty hot inside VCS!  Great kids having a great time!  Check it out!

    Posted Jan 29, 2016, 5:59 PM by David Trask
  • VCS JMG/Student Council students as Honorary Pages at Statehouse
    Vassalboro JMG and Student Council student acted as Honorary Pages at the Maine Statehouse on January 21st.  The kids did an amazing job and were featured on the TV 5 News!  Check out the article and video here!

    Posted Jan 29, 2016, 6:45 AM by David Trask
  • Teachers from AOS92 and across Maine learn how to "Code"
    Teachers from AOS92 and across Maine gathered at VCS this Saturday for a day of learning how to teach computer science using  Mike Harvey was the facilitator for 14 educators who spent the day conducting sample "unplugged" lessons, exploring computer science for young learners, and trying out the lessons on  This is the second time that Mike has been invited to VCS to conduct this awesome workshop.  Thanks Mike!

    Posted Dec 5, 2015, 1:18 PM by David Trask
  • Scenes from the Holiday Dance!

    Posted Dec 4, 2015, 6:00 PM by David Trask
  • Basketball Schedules are posted
    The VCS boys and girls are underway with Basketball!  The practice schedule and game schedule can be found on the Athletic Calendar.  If you use Google Calendar, you can subscribe to the Athletic Calendar and it will show up on your own.  :-)    Find it here:
    Posted Dec 4, 2015, 7:58 AM by David Trask
  • Scenes from the Halloween Dance!

    Posted Nov 4, 2015, 12:06 PM by David Trask
  • JMG students learn teamwork!
    The JMG students engaged in a lesson on communication and teamwork by working together to stack orange cups into a fantastic design in the VCS lobby on Friday morning.  Check out the pictures!

    Posted Oct 30, 2015, 10:03 AM by David Trask
  • Scenes from the 2015 JMG leadership conference
    JMG students attending the LEC Leadership Educational Conference held at Good-Will Hinkley Oct. 22.  Check out the pictures!

    Posted Oct 27, 2015, 6:22 AM by David Trask
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