Here is our VISD Social Worker Nicole Cameron's newsletter for October.
Vernon ISD is always open to feedback from parents and community members, and is conducting a survey to get more of your opinion when it comes to our school district. The primary goal of the survey is to identify the educational priorities of parents. Your responses are anonymous and there are no right or wrong answers. Please select the answer that best describes your response to the survey question. Scan the QR Code below, or click on this link for English -- https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LBB_VernonISD_ParentSurvey or this link for Spanish -- https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/LBB_VernonISD_SpanishParentSurvey
Tuesday evening, Vernon ISD Supt. Dr. Kermit Ward hosted KAUZ Newschannel 6 Chief Meteorologist Ken Johnson and the First Alert Weather Crew at the new Vernon Elementary School. You can check out the interviews here https://www.newschannel6now.com/2023/10/11/first-alert-tracker-tour-makes-stop-vernon-isd/ Dr. Ward also gave Ken a Facebook live tour of the new school. You can watch that by following this link https://www.facebook.com/Newschannel6now/videos/982375693066491
Today is World Teachers Day!!! THANK YOU to all of our teachers!!! You guys ROCK!!!
The Vernon ISD Administrative Center and our school campuses will be closed Thursday, Friday and Monday, for an early Fall break. Our administrative offices and school campuses will resume regular hours on Tuesday.
Central and Shive students to visit new Vernon Elementary School tomorrow. "Before Vernon ISD students, teachers and staff are released later this week for a much-anticipated early fall break, Central and Shive Elementary students are going to get an early treat – having a “Mock School Day” at the new Vernon Elementary School on Wednesday. And, school is released Wednesday, students will walk out of Central and Shive for the last time, and walk into Vernon Elementary School for the first “official” day of school at the new campus when classes resume Tuesday morning." To read the entire story, click this link https://www.vernonisd.org/article/1270155
Vernon ISD trustees and Vernon Chamber of Commerce Red Coats joined Vernon ISD Supt. Dr. Kermit Ward, Assistant Supt. Blaise Boswell, and Vernon Elementary Principal Leslie Powell for a ribbon cutting for the new Vernon Elementary School building. Students from Central Elementary and Shive Elementary will begin attending the new campus on Tuesday, Oct. 10.
Our Vernon Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting for our Vernon Elementary School will be held at 2 p.m., today. Unfortunately, we will not be offering tours of the school since we are in the middle of moving our Central and Shive campuses to the new campus and boxes are everywhere. We hope to have a second Open House at a later date. If you are attending the ribbon cutting, please park in the street or in the lot at the corner of Yamparika and Stadium as there is work being done on the parking lot.
We apologize for the late posting. Here is the VISD Cafeteria Menu for the month of October.
The McCord 6 Weeks SuperStars for the first six weeks of the year are: Aitana Caballero, Pre-K; Nalani Fields, Kindergarten; Emiliano Cervantes, 1st Grade; and Blossom Lar, Specials. Congratulations!!! Great job!!!
McCord Elementary held its 1st 6 Weeks Success Rally Friday morning and got a little help from the VHS Cheerleaders, Vernon Lion football players and members of the Roarin' Lion Band S.W.A.T. team. To say the youngsters were full of excitement is an understatement.
Please remember tomorrow is an Early Release Friday. Also, most campuses are conducting parent/teacher conferences tomorrow afternoon and early evening.
Monday afternoon the VISD Food Service Department held it's monthly meeting and staff were honored for the month of August. Bertha Reyna, who works at McCord, was named Employee of the Month for August and received a certificate and goodies from Department Manager Skylar Boatman. Receive Special Achievement recognition at each campus were: Emma Ochoa, McCord; Rachel Quintero, Central; Dorothy Mathis, Shive; Louisa Zambrano, Middle School; and Sherry Johnson, High School. Thank you ladies for all of your hard work to ensure our students receive good and nutritious meals.
Our Students of the Week for this week are: 1st Grade -- Emiliano Cervantes, Grace Curry, Rhea Snow, Elena Moo, Emma-Lynn Adams, Joseph Htoo, Mackynzee McDonald and Blossom Lar. Kindergarten -- Thin Khine, Bella McRae, Hazlee Padilla, Ana Centeno, Birdie Rodriguez, Nalani Fields and Sophia Edmonds; Pre-K -- Michael Crosthwait, Isabella Hernandez, Nanicha Nubumrung and Alaina Martin. Your photos will be on the digital sign all next week. Great job students!!! Congratulations!!!
Selected as August honorees at McCord were: Staff of the Month, Nicole Feltman, Registrar/Secretary; Teacher of the Month, Allison McCurley, PreK; and Specials of the Month, Sara Reeder, Kindergarten Interventionist. Congrats!!!
Reporting Student Absences - Important Information for Parents Dear Parents and Guardians, Ensuring the safety and well-being of our students is our top priority. To help us achieve this goal, it’s crucial that we are informed of any student absences promptly.
Under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, schools must identify children and youth in homeless situations and provide appropriate services including immediate enrollment in school and participation in the school lunch program. The term “homeless children and youth” means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and includes children and youths who are sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing or economic hardship; are living in motels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations; are living in emergency shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement. Should you or your child find yourself in these circumstances, even temporarily, there are services to help. Nicole Cameron, is the McKinney Vento liaison for the district and would be able to help get you connected to resources you may need. You can contact her at (940) 553-1900 ext. 2248 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can click this link to watch a short video on the McKinney-Vento Program.
Our VHS cheerleaders will be conducting a cheer clinic for pre-k thru 5th grade students on Thursday, Oct. 5. The deadline to register for the clinic is Monday, Sept. 25. The clinic will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at D.O. Fulton Gym. Those who attend the clinic will then perform on the sideline with the cheerleaders during the first half of the District 3-3A opener against Clyde on Oct. 6.
McCord Students of the Week for this week are: Early Childhood -- Emilia Mullins; Pre-Kindergarten -- Major Dbbs, Braylee Moseley, Ryland Estrada, Logan Northcutt, Vincent Lar, Kamryn Castillo, Victor West & Shepherd Kimmey; 1st Grade -- Zochitl Blanco, Jovani Lopez, Benjamin Hai, Josiah Bodine, Say Ya, Andie Chilton and Kaidan Balay. Congratulations!!! Their photos will be on the digital sign at McCord and the Admin Building next week.
Vernon ISD Social Worker Nicole Cameron is sharing a monthly newsletter with a variety of information on community events, parenting tips, mental health topics and other subjects. Here is the September edition.