May is Better Speech and Hearing Month! Please click on the link below to read a message from your friendly VCS Speech Pathologists, who would like to share some thoughts with you regarding technology and communication skills. CLICK HERE to read all about it!
Students at VCS are supporting the #withoutshoes campaign to help children in need get a new pair of shoes. They're also encouraging others to do the same. Take a picture of your bare feet and post it to Instagram and Tom's shoes will donate a new pair of shoes to a child in need. Get the details here
The VCS Math team walked away from today's math meet with a pile of honors!
Team 1 took 3rd place
1st place individual finish
Team placed 2nd overall
1st place individual finish
The 8th grade and 7th grade individual winners for this meet also placed 1st and 2nd for the year respectively.
BUT, most important of all, the VCS mathletes capped off their year of competition with a 1st place finish overall for the whole year! VCS wins the league "school award" which will be proudly displayed in our trophy cabinet! WAY TO GO KIDS! You make us proud!
On April 2, students of Spanish class "Ochiete" (combined 7th & 8th grade) along with Spanish Students of the Month from 4th & 5th grade attended the Education Outreach program at Margarita's restaurant in Augusta. The estudiantes saw a DVD presentation about Mexican crafts, music, and foods, toured the restaurant's extensive folk art collection, watched a cooking demonstration, and then enjoyed a Mexican luncheon. They tasted guacamole and salsa fresca, ate enchiladas, arroz y frijoles, and ended their meal with fresh churros dipped in warm chocolate sauce. All agreed it was a "fiesta perfecta!"
The VCS GT science students visited the Challenger Learning Center in Bangor. They had the chance to do a simulated comet mission for NASA. This was a great learning opportunity for our future scientists!
Our annual spring parent-teacher conferences are being held on Monday April 13th from 4pm - 7pm and again on Wednesday April 15th from 4pm - 7pm. Please contact your child's teacher or call the school at (207) 923-3100 to set up an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!
An early morning train trip and a day filled with learning greeted the VCS 7th graders as they woke up this morning. This year's 7th grade class took the annual trek to Boston to learn all kinds of fascinating things at the Boston Museum of Science. The kids got a chance to explore the many exhibits at the museum as well as attend a show in the Omni Theater. (the train ride was pretty cool too!)
Several VCS students are spending some of their after school time learning how to safely operate an ATV. Dennis and Betty Moody are conducting an ATV safety class as part of the VCS after-school program.
On March 10th, VCS JMG (Jobs for Maine Graduates) students headed to Augusta to learn more about state government and to serve as legislative pages for the day. The kids had the opportunity to meet and visit with Governor Lepage in his chambers as well as meet with Representative Lori Fowle and Senators Roger Katz and Scott Cyrway. They also met with the JMG President, Craig Larrabee. The students did a great job of representing the Vassalboro Community School, and went away with some great memories.
The Local Masonic Lodge #54 of Vassalboro is sponsoring a program aimed to promote reading. Bikes for Books is a reading incentive program designed for children in grades K-8. Bikes for Books is very simple, each student is asked to read as many age appropriate books as they can in a set amount of time. For each book they read (or have read to them for K-1st grades) the student gets an entry form to fill out and parents sign. After students complete the entry form they are put into the appropriate container for their class. These containers are located in the library. The more books the students read the more entry forms they can put into the drawing. When the program ends, Members of the Lodge will have an assembly during school and draw the name of 1 boy and 1 girl from each grade. The students drawn will get a bike and helmet to take home. The program will run from March 14th to April 30th with winners announced at our school wide concert in May. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FLYER
Good Luck and Happy Reading!!
A special thanks to Mr. Fortin and the Vassalboro Masonic Lodge.
Due to a small fire in the industrial arts room at Vassalboro Community School on Sunday morning which left lots of soot, smell, and ash over that end of the building we will need to close school for Tuesday 2/24 so crews can continue cleaning the building.. All other schools in the AOS 92 will open as scheduled.
Due to a small fire in the industrial arts room at Vassalboro Community School on Sunday morning which left lots of soot, smell, and ash over that end of the building we will need to close school for Monday February 23rd, 2015.. All other schools in the AOS 92 will open as scheduled.