All VES students were in the gym this morning listening to campaign speeches from members of the Student Council who were running for Student Council offices. One little sister wanted to make sure her big brother knew she was supporting his candidacy for Student Council President.
VES Student Council candidates running for office include: President -- Isaiah Boyd, Braxton Nail, Alexandra Cox and Logan Ware; Vice President -- Chloe Feltman, Austin Lehman, Allison Ferguson and Landry Conley (not pictured); Secretary -- Destynee McDonald and Corvyn Martinez; Treasurer -- Beckett Bayer and Luke Parmer.
This morning the VES Student Council members gave campaign speeches as they run for offices on the council. All VES students will vote Monday and select a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer.
Every second and third grade student in Mrs. Sandie Parmer's art classes are represented in this wall art that was hung Thursday afternoon in the front hall of the Vernon Elementary School building. The students were instructed to put a dot in the center of their paper and to paint circles until the whole page was covered in paint. The next week, students cut their papers into fourths and they re-glued the squares together by following an example they were given. After that, Mrs. Parmer glued all the papers onto bulletin board paper. The final size of the project was 15 feet by 9 feet. #Better Together is the saying that has been used in staff communications all year as the Central and Shive campuses were joined to form the new elementary school. Mrs. Parmer said both campuses eagerly anticipated the move into the new school in hopes that everyone would benefit from being under the same roof. Approximately 250 students participated in the project, and the hope is that the fourth and fifth graders will contribute to the wall quilt in the 2nd semester of school. Mrs. Parmer also gave a big "Thank you," to the maintenance guys for hanging the wall paper quilt.
Just a quick reminder that tomorrow is an Early Release Friday for Vernon ISD.
Our Big Kahuna fundraiser is in its second week. Help make this be the best sale ever. Students the more you sell, the bigger your prize. All funds raised go right back into VES student activities.
Here is the cafeteria menu for November. Please note we are out the week of Nov. 20 thru Nov. 24 for Thanksgiving. We will return to our regular school schedule on Monday, Nov. 27.
Today is National Stress Awareness Day. All of us have stress in our lives, even children. What we need to do is acknowledge that stress and find ways to defuse it.
The Vernon Elementary School Students of the Week for last week were: 2nd Grade -- Kree Jones, Jordyn Green, Elisha Hai, Rosez Love, Raelynn Gonzalez, Kynlee Coley, Elle Shriver, Leland Curry, Kaidan Pearl & Grayson Northcutt; 3rd Grade -- Cadence Valverde, Shawn Duke, Jordan Logsdon, Olivia Teague, Kampbell Hamm, Rance Fisher, Kayla Calvillo & Mariyah West; 4th Grade -- Luke Luster & Kendall Balderas; 5th Grade -- Landry Conley, Tra'Darious Wilson, Kayden Contreras, Riley Ingland, Jaidyn Chance, Kobe Cherry, Ayden Valderrama, Angel Cordoba, Andrew Riggin & Isaiah Boyd. Congratulations!!! Your photos will be displayed on the digital signs at VES and the Administrative Center.
October is Principal Appreciation Month, and Vernon ISD has some outstanding principals! We will have an appreciation post for each of our principals. Three will run today and three will run tomorrow. The second principal highlight today is Vernon Elementary School Principal Leslie Powell.
We understand fans who use a Waggoner National Bank debit card are having issues purchasing a ticket for tonight's game. Fans who could not purchase a ticket due to using a Waggoner National Bank debit card will be allowed to enter the gate without a ticket. Vernon ISD is operating this under the Honor System, where we are trusting those fans to purchase their ticket once the debit card issue is resolved. The link to purchase tickets for tonight's game will remain open until 9 p.m. Monday. We hope everyone enjoys the game. GO LIONS!!!
Here is Vernon ISD Supt. Dr. Kermit Ward's latest message to the community. "I have never had a strong opinion either way of Governor Abbott or members of his office; however, what is currently being proposed in Austin has me thinking differently. There would be a myriad of reasons for Gov. Abbot to call a special session to support public education in Texas, but Gov. Abbott has called a special session to, in my opinion, do great harm to Texas public schools...." To read the full article, please follow this link www.vernonisd.org and scroll down.
Just a reminder -- tomorrow is an Early Release Friday!
The Vernon Elementary School fundraiser started Monday. Students will be selling a variety of items and the more they sell, the bigger prize they can win. Please support our students and school.
Our 4th grade students received a special treat at lunch today -- popsicles. The special treat was a reward for not only having the highest average daily attendance rate at Vernon Elementary School, but in the entire school district!!! The 4th grade average daily attendance is 96.58%!! We appreciate and thank Solvay USA for providing the popsicles. Great job 4th grade!!! Keep it up!!
Don't forget -- VMS Fall Festival is tonight!!! The Fall Festival King and Queen will be crowned at 7 p.m. Come on out and have some fun!!! If it's raining, don't let it keep you away!!
We would love to have the home stands packed Friday night when our Lions tangle with the Jim Ned Indians in a HUGE district showdown. It is also Senior Recognition Night for members of the cheerleader squad, band and football team.
Our VES students had a blast performing the Cuban Shuffle dance routine during halftime of Friday night's Vernon Lions football game. Check out some of these moves and faces. Great job to all who participated and worked to put this together.
Next week is Red Ribbon Week and the theme this year is "Be Kind to Your Mind. Live Drug-Free." Vernon Elementary has something planned for every day next week as they take part in the national drug awareness campaign.
A new elementary school brings a new tradition, as tomorrow night will be Elementary Night at the Vernon Lions' football game. Elementary School students will get in free to the game and perform a dance routine at halftime. Students participating in the dance routine should wear a maroon or white t-shirt, or a cheerleader uniform. Head out to Leo Brittain Field at Lion Stadium tomorrow night and show your support to the Lions football team and our elementary students.