🌻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.
SAVE THE DATE!!! Join us on March 25, 2023, for our Community Resource Fair. For more information, please reach out to Nicole Cameron at email@example.com or (940)553-1900, ext. 2248.
Congratulations to Mrs. Ana DeLaGarza for being named McCord's Teacher of the Month for February! Mrs. DeLaGarza has been with McCord for many years and we are blessed by her sweet disposition every day. She has a smile that lights up any room she enters and we are so blessed to have her teaching our kids.
Congratulations to Miss Donna Brown for being named McCord's Staff of the Month for February! We are so blessed to have her as our head custodian. She has the biggest servant heart that we have ever seen and takes pride in her work! Thank you, Miss Donna, for loving us all because we love you!
Congratulations to Coach Chris Christopher for being named McCord's Specials Teacher of the Month for February! We are so privileged to have him as our coach on our campus and appreciate the fatherly figure he provides to all of our students! Thank you, Coach, for ALL that you do!
Dr. Harrison is here today visiting with our VMS and VHS students about bullying prevention. This morning he was at the high school and this afternoon he'll be talking to our middle school students. Our students were great in the presentation and by now I am no longer even surprised! Please remember that Dr. Harrison will be at the Wilbarger Auditorium TONIGHT at 6:00pm for our parents and the community. Please come out and participate so that we can all work together to prevent bullying in our schools.
The 1st Annual Vernon ISD Education Foundation 4-person Golf Scramble is scheduled for April 22, 2023. All are welcome to participate! The Vernon ISD Education Foundation is a non-profit organization, created to uphold our mission of being an exemplary education community. In this inaugural year, the Foundation aims to raise funds to support teachers and staff in their role of increasing achievement and academic success for our students. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please contact Kori Eakin at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (940)553-1900 ext. 2229.
⚾Vernon Lions Club has a KID LEAGUE BASEBALL ANNOUNCEMENT! Registration Starts: Monday, March 6, 2023 to Wednesday, March 22, 2023 (Registration will NOT be accepted after March 22, 2023) ONLINE REGISTRATION: $35.00/Player 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 Download a copy of this Registration Form here: http://bit.ly/3ZfC3a7 (Registration information will be sent home with your student in the upcoming weeks) For Questions, Please contact League Director, Dustin Fraticelli at (940) 357-9422.
Next week, Feb 27th-Mar 3rd, we will be celebrating the extraordinaire Dr. Seuss! We will be dressing up each day according to themes of his books. (A note was sent home today, but we have switched Monday and Wednesday due to 1st grade's field trip) Here are the accurate dress up days for next week! Monday- Wear Animal Print for If I Ran a Zoo Tuesday- Wear any kind of hat for The Cat in the Hat Wednesday- Wear Pajamas for The Sleep Book Thursday- Wear Green for Green Eggs and Ham Friday- Dress like what you want to be when you grow up for Oh, The Places You'll Go!
Just a reminder that there will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 20. All campuses will be closed on this day. Enjoy the weekend and we will see you all again on Tuesday!
We wanted to let your parents and students know that Skyward Family Access will be unavailable from February 17 at 6:00 pm-February 18 at 6:00pm. The program is conducting updates and maintenance.
📢 WE'RE HIRING!! 📢 Vernon ISD is hiring a Secondary Instructional Coach and an Elementary Instructional Coach. You can apply online at bit.ly/ApplyVISD. We can't wait to work with you!
McCord family, This is a friendly reminder regarding McCord’s morning procedures. Students are to be dropped off on the south side of McCord, also known as the 1st grade playground and cafeteria doors. McCord school opens at 7:15am. After 7:55am, the south side entry will be locked and closed and you will have to drop the students off at the front entrance of the school. Students will be considered tardy for school after 8:05am. Attendance is vital for your student’s learning and development, so please make every attempt for your student to be present. We at VISD understand that nutrition is vital for their well being and learning ability. Because of this, breakfast is FREE for ALL students and begins at 7:45am every morning. We hope you enjoyed having the day off from school and look forward to seeing your smiling faces tomorrow!
Here is the cafeteria menu for February. You can access a printable version here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16GsKJziQViCVXkYn3B0s_K9Ih9dodTsr/view?usp=share_link
Over the past couple of weeks, we have had to delay school and cancel a few times due to the weather. Today, we looked into how much time we have lost and how much time we are able to lose before we have to make up any time. At this time, we do NOT have to make up any of the time we have lost. This means that Friday, March 10, will still be a day off for everyone unless we end up with more closures/delays at a later date. Have a great weekend!
Just a reminder that there will be no school on Monday, February 6, for all students due to a staff professional development day.
We will have school today with our 2 hour delayed start plans in place. Buses will also run 2 hours late. Although wet, the roads are fine, and temperatures are expected to rise as we move through the day.