Saturday, November 16, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Recently at the Elementary level, parents of 4th, 5th, and 6th graders were given login and password information for a website called Learningfarm.com. This website allows students to practice core skills at home. Math and Reading reinforcement at home or at McDonald's, or on a Smartphone that all students have access to. The cost for this access is only a few dollars per students and the district feels that this is a great resource and a great value. At the High School level, parents and students will soon be introduced to CareerCruising.com. This website is an amazing resource for 9th graders through seniors. It includes: Interest surveys, learning styles surveys, skills match, career interests, resume building, educational mapping, goals setting, college and career planning, and so much more. The school can only touch the surface of what parents and students can utilize at home. This service is free to our district. We hope that you will find these tools useful in your child’s educational progression and future planning.
Tuesday was a special day at VIT Elementary. The school children recognized our local veterans for all of their efforts on behalf our nation. The school was decorated with patriotic artwork. Mrs. Willison put on a great program with lots of great music. The elementary choir, high school choir and whole K-6 student body performed during the musical program. Students led those gathered in the Pledge of Allegiance, Star Spangled Banner, and a Moment of Silence. Students also presented facts about Veterans and Veterans Day. After the program, all the elementary students went through a reception line to say "Thank You" to all the veterans that attended. Following the assembly, the veterans were invited to stay for coffee and dessert provided by the VIT Elementary teachers.
What a great day we had at VIT Elementary on last Thursday! We recognized all those students who met their reading goals during our Race into Reading Incentive Program. So many kids met their goals. About 100 were recognized in front of their classmates. After the recognition ceremony, all the students were treated to drinks, popcorn, and the movie Cars 2. After the movie and lunch, the kids were treated with a real race car. A local racer named Steve Lance Jr. brought is race car down from Cuba as a backdrop for reward pictures for those who met their goals. The car was so popular that all the kids had their picture taken next-to or in it! A special thanks to Steve for donating his time to our students. I have included a picture of his car at the bottom of this post. Ashley Strode was our randomly drawn winner of the Grand prize. She won an authentic race-used tire from Dale Jr's 88 car. Look for pictures in the next Argus. A special thanks to Mrs. Shaw, Ms. Becker, Mrs. Hampton, Mrs. Hunt, and Mr. Churchill for helping with the special day.