The students at VCS participated in Fire Prevention week with the Vassalboro Fire Department. Kids learned about fire safety, "stop, drop, and roll", and how to get to safety in the event of a fire. The students also participated in one of our many fire drills. Thanks to the VFD for all their help!
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.