Calling all GOLFERS!!! The 2nd Annual VISD Lions Roar Golf Scramble is set for April 20, 2024. Get your clubs out and get ready for some fun!!! If you're not a golfer, but would like to be a sponsor, contact Kori Eakin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our McCord Students of the Week for this week are: 1st Grade -- Xochitl Blanco, Journee Chance, Weekonehsu Myint, Xavier Valtierra, Kamia Rios, Ruth Lehman and Elijah Mathis; Kindergarten -- Iris Kymer, Elijah Collier, Steana Hser, Jimena Montes-Perez, Kamryn Castillo, Raylynn Duggan, Granger Gray and EhSunny Poe; Pre-Kindergarten -- Joanna Sandoval, Jason Moo, Blaize Jackson, Ivan Sandoval and Andrea Belton (not pictured). Congratulations!!! Keep up the good work!!! Your photo will be posted on the digital signs on our campus and at the Admin Building.
Let's celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with a whole week of Dr. Seuss fun!! There's an opportunity to dress up every day and show how much we enjoy Dr. Seuss. And, as always, let's take a moment to read every day!!
Here are a few more photos of our teachers and staff enjoying Monday afternoon's fun. After spending the morning attending professional development sessions, Vernon ISD teachers and staff were able to enjoy the activities of several local businesses. They had their choice of what activity or activities to participate in and whether it was axe throwing, playing pool, watching a movie, painting pottery, playing golf, or playing simulated games, everyone had a blast. A big THANK YOU!! to Paint Your Peace; Phat Axes; Tee Shot; Plaza Theater; and Hillcrest Country Club for providing some great entertainment for our teachers and staff!!
After spending the morning attending professional development sessions, Vernon ISD teachers and staff were able to enjoy the activities of several local businesses Monday afternoon. They had their choice of what activity or activities to participate in and whether it was axe throwing, playing pool, watching a movie, painting pottery, playing golf, or playing simulated games, everyone had a blast. A big THANK YOU!! to Paint Your Peace; Phat Axes; Tee Shot; Plaza Theater; and Hillcrest Country Club for providing some great entertainment for our teachers and staff!!
While our students were not in school on Monday, our teachers and staff were in the morning for professional development. Our Pre-K teachers learned about creating activity centers for their students, while Kindergarten and 1st Grade teachers attended a session concerning intervention and enrichment activities. Vernon Elementary and Vernon High School teachers and staff attended a session on trauma awareness, while Vernon Middle School teachers and staff attended a session on enrichment activities and strategies. All the sessions were led by representatives from Region 9. A New Teacher Luncheon was also held for those new to Vernon ISD. VISD instructional coach Shelly Koch spoke at the luncheon, which was catered by Shelly's Cafe.
Just a reminder that while the teachers have to be at school on Monday, it is a FREE day for the students!! Enjoy your day away from the classroom and we'll see you on Tuesday!!
Over 20 residents interested in hearing more about the new child care facility that will be opening later this spring attended an informational meeting Thursday night at the Vernon Elementary School Cafeteria. The new facility is a collaboration between Vernon ISD and Child Care Partners. VISD Supt. Dr. Kermit Ward and Child Care Partners Executive Director Keri Lemon Goins provided information about the new facility, which will located on the South side of the Central Elementary building. Keri said late April or early May is when the facility will be open. To join the waiting list go to https://form.jotform.com/240168404533148
Selected as our McCord Students of the Week for this week were: Pre-Kindergarten -- Ezekiel Nino, Xolchia Bonillias, Luciana Rojas and Grayson Plaster; Kindergarten -- Holden Mahan, Scarlett Tate, Kellin Olivas, Jace Echols, Isabella Echols, Karson Gerald, Sophia Edmonds and Benjamin Brocklehurst; and 1st Grade -- Eh Moo, Annabelle Heard, Raphael Whittington, Khadija Madugi, Miracle Mercy, Tanaka Mubvumba and Navhaphol Nubumrung. Congratulations!!!! Great job! Your photo will be on the digital signs at our school and the Admin Building.
The Red River Best Chevy Dealers' Teacher Appreciation Contest is underway. Nominate your favorite VISD teacher today!! The more nominations a teacher receives, the better their chances of being recognized. The nomination deadline is Feb. 29. Go to www.RedRiverBestChevyDealersTeacherAppreciation.com or scan the QR code to nominate your favorite teacher today!!
QUICK REMINDER -- Tomorrow is an early release Friday! We hope everyone has a great early start to the weekend!!
Today is National School Resource Officer Appreciation Day and we just want to give a shoutout to our SRO Cody Cook and let him know how much we appreciate him and the work he does at our campuses and four our district !! We're so glad you're with us Officer Cook!!!
Progress continues at the new child care facility opening later this spring. Vernon ISD and Child Care Partners are working together to open the facility, which will offer child care for infants 6 weeks old to pre-kindergarten youngsters. A public meeting to provide information about the facility is being held at 6 p.m., tonight, at the Vernon Elementary School Cafeteria. Officials from VISD and Child Care Partners will be on hand to talk about the facility and answer questions.
Three students delivered a Valentine to McCord Interim Principal Scott Hogue this morning. Valentine Day activities continued throughout the school day.
Vernon ISD and Child Care Partners are working together to open a new child care facility in Vernon, and a meeting is being held at 6 p.m., Thursday, at the Vernon Elementary School cafeteria to provide information to Vernon residents, and to give an update on the facility. Officials from Vernon ISD and Child Care Partners will be on hand to talk about the facility and answer questions those in attendance may have concerning the new facility.
Vernon ISD will operate on a 2-hour delay schedule Monday, Feb. 12, due to the weather. VISD officials will be out checking road conditions early in the morning to ensure they are safe. Buses will run 2 hours later than normal.
Vernon ISD is keeping an eye on the weather.
We have some outstanding school counselors throughout Vernon ISD and they were celebrated throughout the week on their campuses as this is School Counselors Appreciation Week. Each campus did something special for their counselor(s), we just happened to be at Vernon Elementary when they were celebrating their counselor, Kelli Coble. Our other amazing counselors include: Ashley Bloom, McCord Elementary; Misti Dickerson, Vernon Middle School; and Sandra Kieschnick and RaeAnn Stevens, Vernon High School. Carol Taylor splits time between VMS and VHS.
The McCord monthly honors for January were recently selected. Teacher of the Month went to Ms. Whitney Fryman who teaches 1st Grade; Special of the Month was Mrs. Melissa Ruhl who teaches Music; and Staff Member of the Month was awarded to Mrs. Melissa Lagunas. Congratulations ladies!!! Thank you for all you do!!
Our McCord Students of the Week for this week are: Pre-Kindergarten -- Athena Mahurin, Grace Morrison, Michael Crosthwait, Sannay Moo and Issac Martinez (not pictured) Kindergarten -- Thin Khine, Kayceon Wilson, Logan Northcutt, Jaycee Ryan, Aryssa Bernal, Messiah Martin, Xaven Hardeman and Birdie Rodriguez (not pictured) 1st Grade -- Raleigh Romero, Scarlett Lowry, Benjamin Hai, Miguel Cuadra, Allison Dillard, Liam Rosalez and Jeremy Hernandez Padilla. Congratulations!!! Keep up the good work!! Your picture will be displayed on our digital sign and the digital sign at the Administration Building.