Congratulations, Ashley Bloom, on being McCord's Specials of the Month for March! Your heart for our students shines through each and every day! You step up to every task that is asked of you! McCord Elementary is lucky to have you as our Campus Coordinator!
Congratulations, Tiffany Lewis, on being McCord's Staff of the Month for March! Your servant heart is always willing to help and your dedication to the success of our students is commendable. Thank you for being a big part as to why our students are successful in their progress and learning.
Congratulations, Braci Morris, on being McCord's Teacher of the Month for March! You make our campus a brighter place! Thank you for your dedication and love for our students and our staff!
Vernon ISD would like to say a big Thank You! to the local businesses that donated funds, door prizes, or their time to our Community Resource Event held Saturday morning. Those businesses include: United Supermarket; Herring Bank; Good Morning Donuts; CLK Party Rentals; Pepperberries; Walmart; CMC Decor; Scooter's; Optimist Club of Vernon; Posh Pearls; Nectar Donuts; and two anonymous donors. Also a big thank you to the Vernon Fire Department for bringing their ladder truck to our event.
We had drawings for some wonderful door prizes during our Community Resource Event that was held Saturday morning at the VHS Cafeteria. Winning door prizes were: -- Cher Cheo a Nerf gun set and $10 United gift card -- Moo Eh a set of bluetooth headphones and $10 United gift card -- Ashley Ryan a $10 Bevos gift card and $10 Walmart gift card -- Elizabeth Centeno a gift basket from Pepperberries and $10 United gift card -- Stephanie C . a candle from Posh Pearls and $5 Sonic gift card -- Francis Cantu $15 Lupe's gift card and $10 United gift card -- Melissa M. $5 Good Morning Donuts gift card and $25 Starbucks gift card -- Robyn Hamm $5 Sonic gift card and $10 United gift card -- Sis Blur $10 Walmart gift card and $5 Sonic gift card -- Cristina Lar $5 Sonic gift card and maroon basket -- Margaret Kincaid $25 United gift card -- Alma Alvarado $10 Scooters gift card and $10 Walmart gift card -- Jesika Sweet $25 United gift card -- Crystal Schmoker $10 Scooters gift card and $10 United gift card -- Christal Fuentes $5 taco casa gift card and $10 Walmart gift card -- Tara Sandusky $10 Braum's gift card and $10 Refinery gift card -- Beth Zan $5 Humble Texas gift card and $10 Bevos gift card -- Varshini Kadiyala $25 United gift card and $10 Sonic gift card Congratulations to all of the winners!
A few more photos from our Community Resource Event held Saturday morning at the VHS Cafeteria. This was the first resource event sponsored by Vernon ISD, and we're already looking forward to hosting the event again next year.
There were a variety of activities for the kids at the Community Resource Event held Saturday morning at the VHS Cafeteria. Firemen from the Vernon Fire Department explained to the youngsters how things operated on the department's ladder truck, and youngsters also had fun in the bounce house. Youngsters enjoyed painting and drawing, blowing bubbles and getting paint tattoos on their face. Vernon ISD Superintendent Dr. Kermit Ward also decided to get in on the tattoo action.
The Community Resource Event held this morning at the VHS Cafeteria was a big success. Sponsored by Vernon ISD, the event provided information on a variety of services available to residents in our community, as well as info on organizations in the community. Vendors at the event included: The Center; Texas Department of Family and Protective Services; Community Healthcare Center; Rockcrossing Counseling; Catholic Charities; Region 9; Vernon PTO; Big Brother Big Sister of Wichita Falls; Lions Club; Cupboard of Grace; Red River Hospital; Carnegie City-County Library; Legal Aid of Northwest Texas; Texoma Alliance to Stop Abuse; Helen Farabee Center; Wilbarger Child Welfare Board; Wilbarger County 4-H; Vernon College; and Vernon College New Beginnings.
It had been 20 years since members of a Vernon High School team had been fitted for state championship rings, but that changed Thursday! Our Vernon LIons tennis team brought home the TTCA Class 3A State Team Tennis title on March 11 and on Thursday representatives from Balfour were at the high school to get the ring sizes of the players and coaches who will each receive a ring celebrating their accomplishment of becoming state champions. This was the seventh state title for the VHS tennis program. The last time the district purchased state championship rings was in 2003, when the tennis team claimed its sixth title.
Vernon ISD filled two vacancies on its VISD Curriculum Team from within this week, as Randilyn Mayo and Kassidy Sherrill will be transitioning from their current positions to the Curriculum Team starting with the 2023-24 school year. “We had several highly-qualified applicants for these two positions,” said Sarah Swatzell, Director of Curriculum and Instruction. “We were looking for candidates with strengths in specific curriculum areas, and we are excited to add two talented and ambitious leaders to the Curriculum Team.” Randilyn, who has been with VISD for 14 years and is currently an interventionist at McCord Elementary, will be an elementary instructional coach, while Kassidy, who has been with the district for two years and is currently a biology teacher at Vernon High School, will be a secondary instructional coach. Their additions round out the VISD Curriculum Team that is led by Sarah and also includes elementary instructional coach Shelly Koch and secondary instructional coach Amanda Brown.
The Community Healthcare Center will be just one of the vendors at the Community Resource Fair being held Saturday at the Vernon High School Cafeteria. Vernon ISD is hosting the event which will give residents the opportunity to learn about the different organizations and resources that are available to them in our area. There will also be donuts and coffee, and activities for the kids, including a bounce house. There will also be some great door prizes. The event begins at 9 a.m., and will continue until noon. Translators will be available from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. For more information about the Community Resource Fair, contact Nicole Cameron at 940-553-1900 ext. 2248, or at email@example.com
Help your youngster build a strong education foundation. Check out the information on our pre-k registration for the 2023-24 school year.
Vernon ISD is hosting a Community Resource Fair Saturday at the Vernon High School Cafeteria. The resource fair will give residents the opportunity to learn about the different organizations and resources that are available to them in our area. A variety of local organizations will have booths at the fair and will be handing information about their group and the services they provide. There will also be donuts and coffee, and activities for the kids. Those who attend the fair can also sign up for a chance to win door prizes. The event begins at 9 a.m., and will continue until noon. Translators will be available from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. For more information about the Community Resource Fair, contact Nicole Cameron at 940-553-1900 ext. 2248, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
!!!!NEW RESOURCE ALERT!!!! If you are in need of rental or utility assistance, there is a new resource available for you. Texas Rent Relief is currently accepting new applicants for rent and utility assistance from now until March 28th at 11:59 p.m CT. First-time Texas Rent Relief applicants may be eligible for up to 18 months of rent and utility assistance. Returning applicants who have not received the maximum allowed 18 months of assistance for rent and/or utility bills can submit an Additional Funding Request via their existing online user account. Applicants who have already received 18 months of assistance are not able to apply for further assistance. Here is the link to visit the site and put in an application: https://texasrentrelief.com/ There is an option on the site to change languages. If you have any questions or not sure if you qualify, reach out to Nicole Cameron at (940)553-1900 ext.2248.
Kid League Baseball Registration Ends Wednesday, March 22, 2023. Parents interested in registering their child to play Kid League Baseball should register them online using the website address listed here: https://bit.ly/KLBRegistration23 Parents can download a copy of the League's Registration Form here: http://bit.ly/3ZfC3a7 For questions, please contact the League Director, Dustin Fraticelli at (940) 357-9422.
Spring Upcoming Events you won't want to miss!!! McCord Book Fair - April 3rd-6th McCord Grade Level Easter Egg Hunts- April 6th McCord Kindergarten Spring Program- April 27th Teacher Appreciation Week - May 8th-12th Kindergarten Track Meet - May 10th First Grade Track Meet - May 11th McCord Graduation/Awards Ceremonies - May 23rd
🌻SPRING BREAK🌻 Just a reminder that all Vernon ISD Campuses will be closed Friday, March 10-Friday, March 17 for Spring Break. All campuses will resume on Monday, March 20.
📅2023-2024 DISTRICT CALENDAR📅 Here is the board approved district calendar for the 2023-2024 school year.
Today, our VISD Superintendent, Dr. Ward, met with all staff to discuss teacher retention and pay. He stated that the VISD Board of Trustees and many district staff have been working hard to propose a new salary scale. While details are still being worked out, and the current state legislative session may have further impact on the teacher pay increases, he wanted the staff to know that their hard work and dedication does not go unrecognized by anyone. More information will be posted publicly as it is finalized. In the meantime, please take a moment to watch this video that has been created to discuss teacher retention: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Frbq-1dhtolJw3tYAgv5jvulT0sIV9Om/view?usp=sharing
🍕MARCH CAFETERIA MENU🍕 Attached is the cafeteria menu for March.