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!
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 27th. There will be 4 bikes for each grade level(2 boys/2 girls) from Pre-K-2nd grade. There will be 28 bikes in all!
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.
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!
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!
Teachers from AOS92 and across Maine gathered at VCS this Saturday for a day of learning how to teach computer science using Code.org. 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 Code.org. This is the second time that Mike has been invited to VCS to conduct this awesome workshop. Thanks Mike!