Let’s Go! would like to thank you for participating in our 2015-16 program year! Together we are working hard to support healthy behaviors in the places where children learn, play and grow!
Sites are recognized at the Bronze-level when they have implemented Let’s Go!’s five priority strategies that support healthy eating and active living. Sites are recognized at the Silver-level when they also have communicated their efforts with families and at the Gold-level when they also have strong policies to support and sustain the strategies being implemented.
It is the nature of this work for sites to sometimes move in and out of a recognition level– not only is this acceptable, it is also expected! Celebrate your ongoing commitment to create change and keep striving for those small successes!
We are pleased to announce that the following sites have been recognized in 2015-16:
Vassalboro Before/After School Program
Winslow Before/After School Program
Again, thank you for participating in Let’s Go!. We appreciate all you do to help create healthy environments!
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 www.mlti.org
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!
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. TheAtlantic 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.
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".
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!
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!