Monday, November 23, 2015

November 23, 2015

Baseball tryouts will be held November 30 and December 1, 4:15 p.m.-6:00 p.m., at the baseball practice field.  Please wear athletic pants and shirts, tennis shoes or cleats, and bring baseball glove, and copy of report card.  Athletics must have current physical in order to try out.  For more information, please see Coach DeWald in room 220.

The Questar English 2 and Algebra 1 tests for first-timers will be administered November 30 – December 4.

SATP2 for Biology 1 and U.S. History for first-timers and re-testers will be November 30 – December 4.

The VHS Choral Department will participate in “Holly Days” at the Southern Heritage Cultural Center on December 5.

SATP2 and Questar state testing will continue the week of December 7 – 11.

The VHS Choral Department Christmas Concert will be on December 8 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

“Poetry Out Loud” will be held on December 9 beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

Anyone interested in donating items to fill shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, please see Mrs. McRight.

Monday, November 16, 2015

November 16, 2015

VHS Teacher Spotlight for the month of November is AP and Dual Credit science instructor Dr. Regina O’Leary.

The following VHS students were recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society:  Zaria Anderson, Edward Auttonberry, Paul Auttonberry, Marshall Banks, Jon Bantugan, Jonathan Boyd, Mya Brooks, Briawna Brown, Meggan Busby, Shadia Cain, Daryl Caldwell, Alexandria Carter, Jasmine Cobbs, Kevia Davis, Khalia Davis, Felicity Delgado, Gage Ederington, Macy Fulgham, Railey George, Taylor Austin Gibson, Maiya Huell, Shamar Hendrix, Keion Johnson, Jayla Jones, Austin Manuel, Wendy Oakes, Kiona Patton, Delwan Rushing, Mya Semi, Aaliyah Scott, Tiye Strong, Jay Stirgus, Mia Thomas, Tera Thompson, Leslie Toole, Valina Thuha, Kevin Williams, and Kennedy Woodward.  The faculty and staff of VHS, parents, and friends congratulate all of these students for this great accomplishment.

Track and Field tryouts for boys and girls will be held on November 18 and 19.  All interested athletes must have a current physical.  Please bring running shoes and clothing to try out.  Athletes much be present both days of tryouts.  If you have further questions, please see Coach Banks in room 308B.

The Gator Years yearbook theme this year is “Don’t believe me just watch” from the song “Uptown Funk”.  To connect the theme to VHS, we need your help adapting the lyrics.  Re-write “Uptown Funk” to capture the spirit of VHS.  The winner gets credit in the yearbook and a free yearbook.  Deadline to submit your lyrics is Friday, November 20.

Thanksgiving holiday will be November 23 – November 27.  School will resume on November 30.

Baseball tryouts will be held November 30 and December 1, 4:15 p.m.-6:00 p.m., at the baseball practice field.  Please wear athletic pants and shirts, tennis shoes or cleats, and bring baseball glove, and copy of report card.  Athletics must have current physical in order to try out.  For more information, please see Coach DeWald in room 220.

The Questar English 2 and Algebra 1 tests for first-timers will be administered November 30 – December 4.

SATP2 for Biology 1 and U.S. History for first-timers and re-testers will be November 30 – December 4.

The VHS Choral Department will participate in “Holly Days” at the Southern Heritage Cultural Center on December 5.

The VHS Choral Department Christmas Concert will be on December 8 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

“Poetry Out Loud” will be held on December 9 beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

Anyone interested in donating items to fill shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, please see Mrs. McRight.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

November 8, 2015

The VHS administration, faulty, staff, students, families, and friends celebrated the following Seniors during the “Senior Night” ceremony on last Thursday:  Football – Richard Banks, Jared Bell, Terry Brooks, Antonio Brown, TeDarius Brown, Adrian Burks, Zack Coomes, Christian Dunn, Treliono Edley, Kiaheem Flowers, Markel Haggard, Markese Harris, Timothy Jackson, Brandon King, Tyler McDowell, Torrey Price, Chad Ross, Ishamel Williams, Roderick Williams, Paul Wilson, and Deshun Younger; Band – Haley Adams, Edward Auttonberry, Paul Auttonberry, Allana Blue, Yahshica Brown, William Cohen, Mar’Quez Dent, De’Andre Davis, JaDarius Flagg, Darrell Green, Kameron James, Dominique Jones, Monique Jones, Race McCool, Britani Mebius, Caroline Nelson, Adriana Nichols, Kimbriana Parson, Malique Powers, Keyaira Sanders, Keshondra Smith, Darius Tucker, Vidal Thuha, Jamison Watson, Francesca Williams, and Rikiyah Winters; Gator Girls – Makala McKay, Yashica Brown, Kayla Cox, and Autumn Lee; Cheerleaders and Mascots– Jade Douglas, Jazmin Green, Ashley Jones, Raven Ross, Na’Keia Stewart, Greg Lewis, Leon Miles, Keymontez White, Charity Lockridge, and DeMarcus Patton; Swim Team – Abrina Emerson, Kynan Heath, and Analiese Wasson; Cross Country – Ashley Moore, Analiese Wasson, Leiana Thornell, James Sanders, and Jay Stirgus; and JROTC – Dierius Abby, Lillian Bryant, Khalia Clyde, Jasmine East, TaShunda Fulks, Tyler Jefferson, Myisha Jones, Alondrea Ragsdale, KeAndrea Ringold, and Keymontez White.  The VHS Family thank these seniors for their outstanding performance and representation throughout their high school year.  Best wishes to them all on their future endeavors.  But remember, once a Gator, always a Gator!!!

The JROTC will participate in the Veteran’s Day breakfast and parade on November 11 beginning at 8:30 a.m.

The VHS Choral Department and “Pride” Band will participate in the “Showcase of Schools” at the Vicksburg Mall on Saturday, November 14.  Be sure to come by the VHS informational table to receive announcements and give-aways.

The VHS PTO will meet on Monday, November 16, 5:30 p.m., in the school cafeteria.  All parents, staff, and teachers are invited to attend.  Please submit any items for discussion at the meeting or any ideas for the betterment of our school to vicksburghs@gmail.com.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

October 31, 2015

Final senior portraits opportunity will be November 6.

Senior Night will be celebrated before the Vicksburg and Holmes Central football game on November 6 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the stadium.  All senior football players, band members, cheerleaders, and Gator Girls will be recognized.

Varsity cheer competition will be November 7 at Pearl High School.

The Cross Country State Meet will be November 9 at Clinton High School.

Induction ceremony for the National Technical Honor Society will be November 10, beginning at 10 a.m. in the auditorium.

The JROTC will participate in the Veteran’s Day breakfast and parade on November 11 beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Monday, October 26, 2015

October 26, 2015

VHS Teacher Spotlight for the month of October is history instructor Mrs. Evelyn Moore.

Congratulations to the VHS “Pride” Marching Band, Gator Girls, Cheerleaders, and the JROTC for their outstanding performance and stellar representation of the city of Vicksburg in the Alcorn State University Homecoming parade.

In order for the students to participate in the October Movie Madness, they cannot have more than three unexcused absences and five tardies for the month of October.

VHS students are invited to attend the College and Career Night on October 29, from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Warren Central High School in Gym A.

Swimming state competition will be on October 31 in Tupelo, MS.

Musical costume fee is due November 2.  Please contact Mrs. Smithey or Mrs. Chapin for more information.

Mr. William Boyles from Ole Miss is schedule to visit the campus on November 2 beginning at 12 noon in the VHS Café.

Final senior portraits opportunity will be November 6.

Yearbooks are now on sale with a special purchase price of $40 until November 6.  Payment of any amount toward the total cost of the book can be made during lunch.  Yearbook and “Baby” ad information and order forms are also available.

Induction ceremony for the National Technical Honor Society will be November 10, beginning at 10 a.m. in the auditorium.

Warren County Crowns of Hope Pageant is a Relay for Life of Warren County fundraiser.  This event will be held on November 14 in the Warren Central Auditorium.  For more information about entry, age divisions, attire, and cost, please contact Mrs. Tonya Nelson at the Diamond Jacks Administrative Building or visit www.RelayforLife.org for more information.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

October 21, 2015

The ACT test will be given at VHS on October 24.

The Meet the Gators for Fall will be on October 29 beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Swimming state competition will be on October 31 in Tupelo, MS.

Yearbooks are now on sale with a special purchase price of $40 until November 6.  Please see Mr. David Mitchell in Office B2 or at the yearbook table outside of Office B during lunch.

Always follow up on twitter at @VHSGators1.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

October 11, 2015

Congratulations to Jazmin Jeanea Green as the VHS Homecoming Queen for the 2015-2016 school year.   Jazmin is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Green and Marion Shawn Green.  She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Ellen James and Mr. and Mrs. Marion Green, Sr.  Jazmin is a 5-year cheerleader and a senior cheer captain, a 5-year member of the Missy Gator softball team, vice president of the senior class, and secretary of the Key Club.  She was voted Freshman and Junior class favorite by her peers.  Jazmin also serves as the vice president of the Mu Xi Omega Girls Club of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and a member of the Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy.  She is a senior dancer with the April Green Dance Company and a member of Standfield New Life Christian Church.

Choir uniform and Madrigal costume inspection for all VHS choral students will be conducted on Friday, October 16.  Please contact Mrs. Smithey or Mrs. Chapin for more information.

Selected choral students will participate in the Male Vocal Symposium at Pearl High School on Saturday, October 17.

The Cross Country Team will participate in the Starkville High School Invitational at MSU Horse Park on Saturday, October 17 beginning at 10 a.m.

The Swim Team will participate in the North State tournament on Saturday, October 17.

Get2College workshop will be at VHS on Monday, October 19 beginning at 8:30 a.m.

The VHS PTO will meet on Monday, October 19, 5:30 p.m., in the school cafeteria.  All parents, staff, and teachers are invited to attend.  Please submit any items for discussion at the meeting or any ideas for the betterment of our school to vicksburghs@gmail.com

Yearbooks are now on sale with a special purchase price of $40 until November 6.  Please see Mr. David Mitchell in Office B2 or at the yearbook table outside of Office B during lunch.

Always follow up on twitter at @VHSGators1.

Friday, October 2, 2015

October 2, 2015

Homecoming week continues with various activities planned throughout the week.  The Homecoming Parade will be on October 8.  Homecoming Game will on October 9.

The VHS Pride Band will participate in the State Marching Band competition in Pearl on October 10.

No classes for students on October 12 for Fall break.

The PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) will be administered at VHS on October 14 in the auditorium for all interested juniors and sophomores.  The cost is $15 and can be paid to Mrs. Tello in the Guidance Office by cash and exact change only.

Tryouts for the Girl’s Archery Team will be October 14 and 15, 4:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m. in the JROTC building.  Physical exams are required in order to tryout.  Please contact Ms. Piazza at 601-636-2914 if you have any questions or need additional information.

Rehearsals have begun for the VHS musical “The Wizard of Oz”.  The cast members are as follow:  Lion – Jamison Watson; Scarecrow – Warner Buxton; Tin Man – Jadarius Flagg; Wicked Witch – Kiona Taylor; Glinda/Aunt Em – Zaria Neal; Dorothy – Kenzie Irons; Oz/Professor Marvel – Tevin Sylvester; Guard/Munchkin Coroner – Eddie Howard; Uncle Henry/Winkie General – Nic Johnson; Munchkin Mayor – Noah Ledbetter; Head Jitterbug – Kevia Davis; Winkies – Zac Abdeen, Phillip Beck, Vidal Thuha, Tevin Sylvester, Noah Ledbetter, Roderick Crowell, and Alton Harris; Munchkins/Citizens of Oz – Carmen Harris, Alyssa Cabezas, Kamira Carter, Elizabeth Parker, Maiya Wilson, Zion Jones, Tiye Strong, Sierra Shelton, Meena Dhawan, Hannah Huskey, Makenzie Lynch, Makayla Williams, Ashley Moore, Kayla Ainsworth, Tyra Wilson, and Kaitlyn Luke; Crows and Trees – Faye Valerio, Ashley Erves, Jasmine Green, Charity Lockridge, Jade Douglas, and Abrina Emerson; Lollipop Guild – Roderick Crowell and Alston Harris; Lullaby League – Makayla McKay, Faye Valerio, Madelaine Gual, and Ashley Erves; Jitterbugs/Poppies/Tornado Dancers – Alexiya Johnson, Bobbi Taylor, Carmen Braxton, Faye Valerio, Makayla McKay, Leyla Shelton, Abrina Emerson, Madelaine Gaul, Jazmine Geen, Charity Lockridge, Ashley Erves, Jade Douglas, and Kevia Davis.  The musical performances will be presented on January 29-30, 2016.

Always follow up on twitter at @VHSGators1.

Friday, September 25, 2015

September 25, 2015

VHS Teacher Spotlights for the month of September were math instructor Mrs. Ebony Gardner and science instructor Mrs. Stacey Vaugh.

The VHS Pride Band will participate in the Copiah Marching Band Contest on October 3.

The Cross Country Team will participate in the Northeast Lauderdale High School Invitational in Meridian on October 3.

The Swim Team will participate in a meet at Delta State University in Cleveland on October 3.

VHS Homecoming Parade will be on October 8.  Homecoming Game will on October 9.

High School Day at Tougaloo College will be on Friday, October 9.   Registration can be completed online at www.tougaloo.edu.

The VHS Pride Band will participate in the State Marching Band competition in Pearl on October 10.

The PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) will be administered at VHS on October 14 in the auditorium for all interested juniors and sophomores.  The cost is $15 and can be paid to Mrs. Tello in the Guidance Office by cash and exact change only.

Tryouts for the Girl’s Archery Team will be October 14 and 15, 4:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m. in the JROTC building.  Physical exams are required in order to tryout.  Please contact Ms. Piazza at 601-636-2914 if you have any questions or need additional information.

VHS PTO officers for the 2015-2016 school year are as follows:  Colin Crasta, President; Kathy Demby, Vice President; Billia Knight, Secretary; and Nolan Boyd, Treasurer.

Punt-Pass-Kick Contest:  Participants must first punt the ball from the end zone.  Wherever the ball lands will designate the place from where the contestants will pass the ball.  From the spot where the pass lands, they will have to successfully kick the field goal with the football through the uprights and take home the grand prize.  Four lucky fans will each win a new Chevrolet!  All you have to do to qualify is text “punt” to 95577 and follow the prompts.  This event is sponsored by Atwood Chevrolet, River 101.3, K-Hits 104.5, 92.7 The Touch, and V105.5.

Always follow us on twitter at @VHSGators1.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

September 19, 2015

Retest schedule for the SATP state tests is as follows:  Algebra I - September 24; U.S. History - September 25; English II – September 28 and 29; Make-ups – September 30.

The VHS Cross Country team will participate in the Clinton Arrow Invitational on September 26 beginning at 9:45 a.m. in Clinton, MS.

Selected choral students will participate in the SICC choral conference on September 28 and 29 on the campus of University of Southern Mississippi.

The VHS Swim Team will participate in the WC/VHS Invitational at the City Pool on September 29 beginning at 4:00 p.m.

The PSAT will be given on October 14.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Testing information

We will be giving the retests for the SATP state tests. The schedule will be the following:

Biology I- Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday September 21st -23rd

Algebra I- Thursday September 24th

US History- Friday September 25th

English 2- Monday and Tuesday September 28th and 29th

Make-ups-- Wednesday September 30th

The PSAT will be given on Wednesday Oct. 14th

Friday, September 11, 2015

September 11, 2015

Please join VHS in the United Way of West Central Mississippi’s True Color Run on Saturday, September 19.  Register by visiting http://unitedwayvicksburg.org/run. The school with the highest number of participants will win $500 for their school’s library.

Retest for the SATP2 for Biology I and U.S. History will begin September 21 - September 25.

The VHS Swim Team will participate in the Northwest Rankin Invitational at the Flowood YMCA on Monday, September 21 beginning at 4:00 p.m.

The VHS PTO will meet on Monday, September 21, 5:30 p.m., in the school cafeteria. All parents, staff, and teachers are invited to attend. Please submit any items for discussion at the meeting or any ideas for the betterment of our school to vicksburghs@gmail.com

A Reality Fair for all Freshmen and Vo-Tech students will be on Tuesday, September 22 in the VHS gym.

Senior status letters will be distributed to Seniors and also mailed home within the next few weeks.  These letters will contain GPA, class rank, lists any needed state tests, number of credits, and courses needed to graduate.

 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Sunday, September 6, 2015

September 6, 2015

Auditions continue immediately after school on September 9 in the choir room for this year’s musical “The Wizard of Oz”.  Auditions are open to all VHS students.  There are several non-singing roles this year, such as the Wicked Witch and the Wizard of Oz himself.  Audition information can be picked up in the band hall or in room 215.  Call backs will be September 15.

The VHS Jr. ROTC will have a 9/11 ceremony on Friday beginning at 9:00 a.m.

The Bobby Huell Appreciation Football Night will begin at 5:00 p.m. on September 11.

The VHS Swim Team will participate in the St. Al Invitation at the City Pool on September 12 beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Selected choral students will participate in the MSU Choral Colloquium on September 13-14 on the campus of Mississippi State University.

Please join VHS in the United Way of West Central Mississippi’s True Color Run on September 19.  Register by visiting unitedwayvicksburg.org/run.  The school with the highest number of participants will win $500 for their school’s library.

New to VHS:  Vicksburg High will have a girl’s and boy’s archery team this year.  Please contact the office for more information.

Monday, August 31, 2015

August 31, 2015

School will be dismissed early at 1:15 p.m. on September 2 for staff development.

Spirit Week will continue with various activities for the upcoming Vicksburg-Warren football game.

No school on September 7 for the Labor Day holiday.

The VHS PTO will sponsor a faculty breakfast on September 8 beginning at 7:45 a.m.

The VHS Choral Department will be holding musical auditions for “The Wizard of Oz” beginning September 8 and 9 beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the choir room.  The auditions are open to all VHS students.  For more information, contact Mrs. Smithey or Mrs. Chapin.

The VHS website is http://vhsgators.org; VHS Twitter feed is @VHSGators1; VHS Instagram is VHSGators1 or https://instagram.com/vhsgators1/; VHS PTO https://www.facebook.com/vhspto.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Open House Pep Rally

 

Parents,

Hope to see you Monday, August 17, 2015 at 6 p.m. at Vicksburg High School for our Open House Pep Rally.

Go Gators!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

AP Physics

 Attention parents and students who signed up for AP Physics: there is a special class for AP Physics meeting at WCHS at 7:15 am this semester. If you had originally signed up for AP Physics with Mrs. Lamb, please talk to your guidance counselor about joining this class.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

May 17, 2015

·         The PTO will meet on Monday, May 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.  All parents, teachers, and staff are encouraged to attend.  Please submit any items for discussion at the meeting or any ideas for the betterment of our school to vicksburghs@gmail.com

·         Graduation ceremony for VHS Class of 2015 will be Thursday, May 21, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the stadium.

·         Last day of school is Thursday, May 21.

·         Volleyball tryouts will be held June 1 and June 2 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  Bring proper clothing, knee pads, and shoes for tryouts.  If you have any questions, please see Coach Scribner.

·         Information for the APEX Summer School 2015 is as follows:  There will be two sessions for Credit Recovery and one session of New Subjects for the APEX Summer School 2015.  The 1st Credit Recovery session will be June 8 – Jun 19 in the VHS Library from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  Orientation will be June 8.  The 2nd Credit Recovery session will be June 22 – July 3 in the VHS Library from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  Orientation will be June 22.  The New Subjects session will be June 8 – July 3 in the VHS Library from 9:00 a.m. – 10 a.m.  Orientation will be June 8.  There are a total of 40 slots available for each of the Credit Recovery sessions and 20 slots available for the New Subjects session.  Placement in the program is strictly based on first come/first served.  Quizzes/Chapter tests are to be completed online, except for final exam.  The final exam will be a traditional, pen and paper exam that will be given on the last day of each session.  The courses offered:  English I, Algebra I, Geography, Biology, French I/II, English II, Government, Geometry, World History, Physical Science, Spanish I/II, English III, U.S. History, and English IV.   Students must meet enrollment qualifications for APEX.  Students will have the opportunity to work on APEX in VHS Room 207, Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon.  Registration fee for Credit Recovery is $100.  Registration fee for New Subjects is $300.

The VHS website is http://vhsgators.org; VHS Twitter feed is @VHSGators1; VHS Instagram is VHSGators1 or https://instagram.com/vhsgators1/; VHS PTO https://www.facebook.com/vhspto.

Monday, May 11, 2015

May 10, 2015

VHS Senior Awards Night will be on Monday, May 11, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

Marching Band auditions will be held May 11 – May 14, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on the band practice field.

State testing will be from May 11 – May 15.  Proctors are needed from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.  Please contact Mr. David Mitchell at 601-619-2396 or Mrs. Katrina Johnson at 601-415-7492 if available to serve as a proctor.

Cap and gown pictures may be picked up in Room 104. 

Please remember to pick up your yearbooks in Room 104.  There are a limited number of yearbooks available for $60 while supplies last.  See Mrs. Strelzoff.

Volleyball tryouts will be held June 1 and June 2 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  Bring proper clothing, knee pads, and shoes for tryouts.  If you have any questions, please see Coach Scribner.

Information for the APEX Summer School 2015 is as follows:  There will be two sessions for Credit Recovery and one session of New Subjects for the APEX Summer School 2015.  The 1st Credit Recovery session will be June 8 – Jun 19 in the VHS Library from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  Orientation will be June 8.  The 2nd Credit Recovery session will be June 22 – July 3 in the VHS Library from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  Orientation will be June 22.  The New Subjects session will be June 8 – July 3 in the VHS Library from 9:00 a.m. – 10 a.m.  Orientation will be June 8.  There are a total of 40 slots available for each of the Credit Recovery sessions and 20 slots available for the New Subjects session.  Placement in the program is strictly based on first come/first served.  Quizzes/Chapter tests are to be completed online, except for final exam.  The final exam will be a traditional, pen and paper exam that will be given on the last day of each session.  The courses offered:  English I, Algebra I, Geography, Biology, French I/II, English II, Government, Geometry, World History, Physical Science, Spanish I/II, English III, U.S. History, and English IV.   Students must meet enrollment qualifications for APEX.  Students will have the opportunity to work on APEX in VHS Room 207, Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon.  Registration fee for Credit Recovery is $100.  Registration fee for New Subjects is $300.

The Gator Gourmet cookbook sponsored by the VHS Choral Department is on sale.  Please contact Tracy Smithey at 601-831-1807 or Mrs. Katrina Johnson at 601-415-7492 for purchase.

The VHS website is http://vhsgators.org; VHS Twitter feed is @VHSGators1; VHS Instagram is VHSGators1 or https://instagram.com/vhsgators1/; VHS PTO is https://www.facebook.com/vhspto.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

May 3, 2015

·         The VHS Star Student of 2015 is Amy Dixon, the daughter of Chris and Glenda Dixon.  She chose Mr. Cody McElwain as her Star Teacher.

·         The VHS 2015 Academic Hall of Fame inductees are:  Elizabeth Bufkin, Miesha Bure, Amy Dixon, De’Arimus Smith, Austin Warren, and Erika Wheeler.

·         The VHS 2015 Senior Gator Award recipients are:  Torey Daniels, Erica Darden, India Jones, Briana Knox, Kori Screws, Tyler Smith, I’Sheana Stamps, Ishmael Thompson, Marcus Williams, Darbie Woods, and Stefan Young.

·         Mrs. Lamb’s Physics and AP Physics classes participated in a live virtual field trip of NASA’s Goddard Space Center on May 1 to celebrate Space Day.  Senior Cody Gardner said, “It makes me proud to be working on becoming a civil engineer.”

·         Teachers’ Appreciation Week is May 4 – May 8.  The VHS PTO is sponsoring a Faculty Breakfast on May 5, which is Teacher Appreciation Day, beginning at 8:00 a.m.  Parent volunteers will also assist the teachers by making photocopies for them each morning from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. during the whole week.  Any parent who would like to assist in these activities can contact Mrs. Katrina Johnson at 601-415-7492. 

·         The VHS Athletic Banquet will be Monday, May 4 beginning at 6:00 p.m.

·         The VHS Band Banquet will be Tuesday, May 5 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

·         Tryouts for the VHS Swim Team will be held Tuesday, May 5 and Thursday, May 7 at 4:00 p.m. at the Vicksburg YMCA.  Students must have an updated physical to tryout.  No two-pieces, boxers, t-shirts, or briefs will be allowed.  The use of goggles and swim caps is advised.  For more information contact E. Gardner at 601-636-2914.

·         VHS Senior Awards Night will be on Monday, May 11, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

·         State testing will be from May 11 – May 15.  Proctors are needed from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Please contact Mr. David Mitchell at 601-619-2396 or Mrs. Katrina Johnson at 601-415-7492 if available to serve as a proctor.

·         The Gator Gourmet cookbook sponsored by the VHS Choral Department is on sale.  Please contact Tracy Smithey at 601-831-1807 or Mrs. Katrina Johnson at 601-415-7492 for purchase.

The VHS website is http://vhsgators.org; VHS Twitter feed is @VHSGators1; VHS Instagram is VHSGators1 or https://instagram.com/vhsgators1/; VHS PTO is https://www.facebook.com/vhspto.

Friday, April 24, 2015

April 26, 2015

On Tuesday, April 21, Mrs. Velazquez’s Spanish 2 students had a real life experience in the classroom.  Members of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and volunteers came to VHS, and the Spanish 2 students had to interview them in Spanish.  The following speakers and volunteers who participated were Lyan Garcia, Mariely Mejias, Javier Osorio, Henry Diaz-Alvarez, Yamiretsy Pagan, Omar Esquilin, Axel Montalvo, Luis De Jesus, Juliana Bueno, Gerardo Velazquez, Gustavo Emmanuelli, and Natalia Ocasio.  Students will also write a biography of the guests in Spanish.

The VHS Fine Arts Choral Department presents “Through the Decades”, a night of fun, song, and dance with a small representation of music from each decade beginning with the 50’s.  The program will be held in the VHS Auditorium on Tuesday, April 28, 6:30 p.m.  Admission is $3.00 and concessions will be available.  For more information contact Tracy Smithey at 601-831-1807.

The Vicksburg High School Missy Gators Varsity Basketball tryouts will be held on April 27 – April 29 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the VHS gym.  The attire is basketball clothes and shoes.  The students must have a current physical and a copy of their third nine weeks report card.  For more information contact Coach Hartzog at 601-636-2914 ext. 20.

Relay for Life will be held at the VHS Stadium on Friday, May 1, from 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.  For more details contact Mrs. Meredith McRight at 601-636-2914.

Tryouts for the VHS Swim Team will be held May 5 and May 7 at 4:00 p.m. at the Vicksburg YMCA.  Students must have an updated physical to tryout.  No two-pieces, boxers, t-shirts, or briefs will be allowed.  The use of goggles and swim caps is advised.  For more information contact E. Gardner at 601-636-2914.

Congratulations to the following Gators for their District performances which earned their team 2nd place overall:  Keiyana Gaskin, 1st place in 100m & 200m dash; Tymesha Nabors, 2nd place 300 hurdles; Mikayla Banks, 4th place 100m; Char’Davia Anderson, 4th  place 400m; Jade Douglas, 4th place 800m; Jordan Davis, 4th place in the 100m & 300m hudles; 1st place 4X100 relay team of Keiyana Gaskin, Mikayla Banks, Destiny Allen, and Tymesha Nabors; 1st place 4X200 relay team of Kiona Patton, Tymesha Nabors, Destiny Allen, and Keiyana Gaskin; 2nd place 4X400 relay team of Char’Davia Anderson, Jade Douglas, Jamiracle Williams, and Tymesha Nabors; Leon Miles, 1st place in 110 and 300 hurdles; Jarod Squire, 2nd place in 400m dash; Daylon Jewitt, 4th place 400m dash; Darrius Tucker, 4th place 800m run; Boys 4X200 relay team placed 1st; Boys 4X100 relay team placed 3rd; and the Boys 4X400 relay team placed 1st.

The VHS website is http://vhsgators.org; VHS Twitter feed is @VHSGators1; VHS Instagram is VHSGators1 or https://instagram.com/vhsgators1/; VHS PTO is https://www.facebook.com/vhspto.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

April 19, 2015

The Gator Spotlight for the week was Adam Stirgus, a 2006 graduate.

The National Honor Society traveled to the Jefferson County Nursing Home on April 15 as part of their services for National Volunteer Week.  The students played bingo with residents and handed out goody bags.

The PTO will meet on Monday, April 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.  All parents and staff are asked to come and be involved.  Please submit any items for discussion at the meeting or any ideas for the betterment of our school to vicksburghs@gmail.com

The physical schedule for VHS athletes will be Saturday, April 25, starting at 10:30 a.m., at Warren Central High School.  Students are to enter Building B entrance under the stadium (Tennis Court end).

The Vicksburg High School Missy Gators Varsity Basketball tryouts will be held on April 27 – April 29 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the VHS gym.  The attire is basketball clothes and shoes.  The students must have a current physical and a copy of their third nine weeks report card.  For more information contact Coach Hartzog at 601-636-2914 ext. 20.

The VHS website is http://vhsgators.org; VHS Twitter feed is @VHSGators1; VHS Instagram is VHSGators1 or https://instagram.com/vhsgators1/; VHS PTO is https://www.facebook.com/vhspto.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

April 12, 2015

VHS Relay for Life team will sponsor Newks’ Night at Newks from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 13.  All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.  Please come out and support this worthy cause.

The VHS Gator Girl Clinic will be April 13th – April 16th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the VHS JROTC Building.  Tryouts will be held on April 17th at 8:30 a.m. at the VHS JROTC Building.  For more information feel free to contact Kim Stevens at 601-738-5694.

The VHS Varsity and Women’s choirs will compete in the state competition on Friday, April 17th.

Congratulations to the VHS Tennis Team on their winning season (6 and 3).  They will play for District next week.

Alcorn State University, the Mississippi Department of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration will host a three-week residential program, Mississippi Summer Transportation Institute, where participants will receive enrichment courses and labs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, as well as job and life skills.  For more information contact the MSTI office at 601-877-6440/3964.  Application deadline is May 8th.

The VHS website is http://vhsgators.org; VHS Twitter feed is @VHSGators1; VHS Instagram is VHSGators1 or https://instagram.com/vhsgators1/; VHS PTO is https://www.facebook.com/vhspto.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

March 28, 2015

The VHS weekly Gator Spotlight featured Mr. Brian Crawford of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

All eleven VHS students who attended the regional science fair at Jackson State University placed in their respective categories.  The first place winners included Chloei Fulgham, Yolanda Parson, and Paul Auttonberry.  The second place winner was Christopher Farrish.  Third place winners included Evonte’ Shepherd, Edward Auttonberry, and Kionna Taylor.  The fourth place winner was Slade Kingston-Miles.  Fifth place winners were Walter Boyd and Brittany Brewer.  The sixth place winner was Dyamond Benton.  The first through third place winners were eligible to attend the state science fair in Hattiesburg on March 24th.  At the state science fair, Chloei Fulgham won second place and was named the winner of the Yale Science and Engineering Award; Yolanda Parson placed fourth. 

Varsity Boys basketball tryouts will be April 8th, 9th, and 10th, beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the VHS gym.  The attire is shorts, t-shirt, and basketball shoes.  The students must have a current physical and copy of their grades.  If additional information is needed, please contact Coach Dellie Robinson.

Senior graduation products will be delivered to VHS on April 2nd during lunch.  Students who have a balance must pay the balance on this date. 

The VHS Junior Class honored the memory of their dear classmate, Danielle Peoples, by placing flowers at her grave on March 27th.  March 7, 2015 marked one year since her death.

Prom memories can be preserved with the purchase of the 2015 VHS Prom DVD.  The cost is $10.00.

The VHS website is http://vhsgators.org; VHS Twitter feed is @VHSGators1; VHS Instagram is VHSGators1 or https://instagram.com/vhsgators1/; VHS PTO is https://www.facebook.com/vhspto.

Monday, March 23, 2015

March 22, 2015

Choir auditions will begin on Mar. 23 to Mar. 25.  Call backs will be on Mar. 27.
The VHS administration and PTO would like to thank Wilcox Theaters for sponsoring a movie day for the VHS honor roll students.
The following professionals came to VHS during Engineering Week to talk to students about STEM opportunities:  Henry A. Dulaney, Stephen A. Pranger, Cary A. Talbot, Brian Crawford, and Gerardo I. Velazquez.  The VHS family would like to thank them for taking time out of their busy schedules to talk to the students in the STEM classes.
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) will host Noche de Ciencias (Science Night) at the Vicksburg Warren School District Central Office on Mar. 25, 6:00 p.m., for junior high and high school students.
The VHS website is http://vhsgators.org; VHS Twitter feed is @VHSGators1; VHS Instagram is VHSGators1 or https://instagram.com/vhsgators1/; VHS PTO is https://www.facebook.com/vhspto.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

March 15, 2015

Praise Choir will rehearse Mar. 18 after school in Room 14.  Students need to see Mrs. Gardner or Mr. Peterson for details.

Varsity cheerleader tryout applications are available in Room 217.  Tryouts will be Mar. 27.  Forms are due by Mar. 18.  NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

Yearbook staff applications for 2015-2016 are available in Room 104.

Students may pick up choir audition agreement form from Mrs. Smith in the Band Hall or Coach Fisackerly in Room 215 for the 2015-2016 school year.  Students who do not audition will not be considered for an upper level choir, but will still need to return an agreement form indicating they would like to be considered for choir.

VHS has an official twitter account to be used a forum to educate, inform, and announce school news.  Follow us @VHSGators1.

Friday, March 6, 2015

March 6, 2015

Congratulations to the Vicksburg High Gators Quiz Bowl members for their win at the Black History Quiz Bowl sponsored by the King Solomon Historical Preservation Society.  Team members were Warner Buxton, Nicholas Crasta, Mekahel Dotson, and Jessica Parson.

Congratulations to Edward Auttonberry who participated in the Congress-Bunderstag Youth Exchange Program.  As a result he will spend a month in Germany.

Praise Choir will rehearse Mar. 18 after school in Room 14.  Students need to see Mrs. Gardner or Mr. Peterson for details.

Varsity cheerleader tryout applications are available in Room 217.  Tryouts will be Mar. 27.  Forms are due by Mar. 18.  NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

Yearbook staff applications for 2015-2016 are available in Room 104.

Students may pick up choir audition agreement form from Mrs. Smith in the Band Hall or Coach Fisackerly in Room 215 for the 2015-2016 school year.  Students who do not audition will not be considered for an upper level choir, but will still need to return an agreement form indicating they would like to be considered for choir.

The United Way is offering high school seniors free help with mandatory state tests.  Workshops will be held on Mar. 9 and Mar. 10 in the Education Building at Jackson State University and on Mar. 21 and Mar. 28 at Murrah High School.  The time at both locations is 8 a.m.-12 noon.  Pre-registration is required.  Go to http://tinyurl.com/SATP2015.

Spring Break will be Mar. 9 thru Mar. 13.  Students will return to school on Mar. 16.

VHS has an official twitter account to be used a forum to educate, inform, and announce school news.  Follow us @VHSGators1.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March 1st, 2015

The VHS Madrigals participated in the Lenten Fine Arts at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Vicksburg, MS. Afterwards, they performed a concert for students at Vicksburg Junior High.

Because of the inclement weather, the PTO meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, Mar. 2 at 5:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Some items that will be discussed are scholarships, movie for the AB honor roll students, U-Lace fundraiser, College Night, Computers for Learning, school beautification, Teacher Appreciation Day and Teacher Appreciation Week. All parents and faculty are asked to attend. Please submit any items for discussion at the meeting or any ideas for the betterment of our school to vicksburghs@gmail.com.

All Juniors will be given the ACT on Mar. 3. Parents of Juniors are asked to make sure their child is presents and on time. The cost of the ACT is covered by the state. Students can practice using the ACT section of USA Test Prep. For login information, contact the Guidance Office of VHS.

The VHS Junior and Senior Prom will be on Saturday, Mar. 7.

Spring Break will be Mar. 9 thru Mar. 13. Students will return to school on Mar. 16.

VHS has an official twitter account to be used a forum to educate, inform, and announce school news.  Follow us @VHSGators1.

VHS also has an official Instagram account. Follow us at vhsgators1 or https://instagram.com/vhsgators1/

 

Friday, February 20, 2015

February 22, 2015

The VHS family congratulates Mrs. Donna Carpenter on being chosen as the Vicksburg Chamber of Commerce Secondary Teacher of the Year.
Kevia Davis traveled with Dr. Tameka Henderson to WLBT to discuss the S.A.V.E. grant that VHS was awarded and the activities done thus far on the mid-day report.
The VHS National Honor Society would like to thank those who donated to the clothing drive. It was a huge success. The clothes were donated to Mountain of Faith Ministries.
The VHS Varsity and Women’s Choir participated in the District Choral Competition in Pearl. Both choirs earned superior ratings. The choral students who participated were:  Zak Abdeen, Cerenity Acreman, Marcus Barnett, Jade Bell, Dyamond Benton, Carmen Braxton, Brittany Brewer, Mya Brooks, Pattie Brown, Miesha Bure, Warner Buxton, Kierra Cage, Kayla Calvin, Ke’Aubrey Clark, Breazlynn Dillon, Arcaisha Drayton, Kayla English, Ashley Erves, JaDarius Flagg, Kaitlyn Freeman, Madeleine Gaul, Railey George, Briana Graves, Deborah Hartley, Kenzie Irons, Alexyia Johnson, Nic Johnson, Iris Jones, Tessa Jordan, Noah Ledbetter, Katlin Luke, Mackenzie Lynch, Makala McKay, Candice Moore, Zaria Neal, Yolanda Parson, Ja’Vanna Price, Hailey Randolph, BreeAnn Rayburn, Brooke Rigsby, Stephan Rowan, Ally Sackett, Destinee Shaifer, Leyla Shelton, Louis Simmons, Zipporah Sudds, Talia Sweezer, Dynasty Sylvester, Tevin Sylvester, Destinie Taper, Vidal Thuha, Faye Valerio, Kayla Walker, Janaeya Washington, Jamison Watson, Erika Wheeler, Kionna Wilkerson, Brettanie Williams, Darbie Woods, and Diamond Woods.  Mrs. Tracey Smithey is the directress, and Mrs. Angela Chapin is the assistant. Congratulations and thanks to the staff and students for their accomplishment and representation.
The PTO will meet on Monday, Feb. 23 at 5:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. All parents and Please submit any items for discussion at the meeting or any ideas for the betterment of our school to vicksburghs@gmail.com
Students from VHS Family and Consumer Science class were afforded the opportunity to go behind the scenes of WLBT3/FOX 40 News Studios in Jackson, MS. News anchor Joy Redmon allowed the students to sit behind the news desk and read actual news clips of leading stories in the local area. The next field trip will be to the Mississippi Baking Company in Pelahatchie, MS on Feb. 24. All visits are geared toward exposing students to diverse career paths.
There will be a senior transition meeting at Hinds Vo-Tech Center on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 3:00 p.m.
The VHS S.A.V.E. Chapter will host a Prom Safety Awareness Day on Friday, Feb. 27, for Juniors and Seniors in the auditorium. The guest speaker will be Ms. Cassandra Reed, founder of the ARL Project. Members of the community will set up booths during lunch so students can participate in various activities and pick up valuable information.
All Juniors will be given the ACT on Mar. 3. Parents of Juniors are asked to make sure their child is present and on time. The cost of the ACT is covered by the state. Students can practice using the ACT section of USA Test Prep. For login information, contact the Guidance Office of VHS.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

February 15, 2015

Congratulations to the 2015 VHS Who’s Who winners. Senior Class winners are:  Diara Henderson, BreAnn Rayburn, Tre’Veon Blackmore, and Christopher Prentiss, Class Favorites; Demetta Chatman and Jessie Harris, Most Talkative;  Destinie James and Sean East, Worst Case of Senioritis; Ruddie Shears and Marc Grace, Most Athletic; Amy Dixon and Nathan Fox, Most Likely to Succeed; Kori Screws and Kristopher Walker, Most Likeable; Austin Warren, Most Handsome; Tae’Lor Nelson, Most Beautiful; Marquez Pickett, Mr. VHS; and I’Sheana Stamps, Miss VHS.  Junior Class winners are:  Keiyanna Gaskin, Jazmin Green, Chad Ross, and James Stirguis, Class Favorites; Francesca Williams and Jacob Engram, Friendliest; Jade Douglas and Jamison Watson, Jolliest Junior; Ashley Jones and Tedarious Brown, Most Spirited; Kayla Cox and Leon Miles, Most Stylish; Hannah Emerson, Junior Beauty; and Marshall Banks, Junior Beau.  Sophomore Class winners are:  Tyra Prentiss, Jadyn Stone, Dreylan Brooks, and Dentarius Richardson, Class Favorites; Olivia White and Paul Autonberry, Most Individual; A’Myra Ford and Joe Thomas, Silliest Sophomore; T’Amber Butler and Tyler Kimble, Most Spirited; Zaria Neal and Nicholas Crasta, Most Intelligent; Jasmine Stevenson, Sophomore Beauty; Warner Buxton, Sophomore Beau.  Freshmen Class winners are:  Kristen Barnett, Kayla English, Daniel Lewis, and Romon Shepherd, Class Favorites; Kamira Carter and Joseph Johnson, Most Spirited; Rhonda Doyle and Kamari English, Most Enthusiastic; Shadia Cain and Jo’Mon O’Neal, Funniest Freshman; Faye Valerio and Michael Sims, Most Outstanding; Ka’Terriana Davis, Freshman Beauty; and Jeffery Scott, Freshman Beau.

For more information on Free ACT workshops visit and pre-register online at www.get2college.org. Workshops will be from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Get2college center in Jackson. Workshop dates are Mar. 7, Apr. 4, May 2, and Jun. 6. The next ACT will be April 18.

Parents and students are urged to check the updated school website by visiting http://vhs.crasta.net. The site includes information about scholarships, ACT dates and workshops, stating testing, and more. Students can click on the Student’s Corner and parents can click on the Parent’s corner.

VHS has an official twitter account to be used a forum to educate, inform, and announce school news. Follow us @VHSGators1.

 

Monday, February 9, 2015

February 8, 2015

The 2015 VHS Mu Alpha Theta National Math Honor Society inductees are:  Haley Adams, Akia Brown, Lily Brown, K’Aubrey Clark, Cameron Davis, De’Andre Davis, Rishard Dee, Meena Dhawan, Amia Fisher, Chloei Fulgham, Elishia Howard, Destinie James, Lakeiva Johnson, Jonah Juve, Rodney Kemper, Tyler Kimble, Kerricak McRunnels, Ty’Mesha Nabors, Zaria Neal, Aja Nelson, La’Darrin O’Neal, Vikas Patel, Marissa Peterson, Tyra Prentiss, Mack Rather, Raven Ross, Sierra Shelton, Dalexus Smith, Taylen Smith, Na’Keia Stewart, Bobbi Taylor, Mercedes Taylor, Ronesha Tucker, Demetris Valentine, Olivia White, Kionna Wilkerson, and Autumn Wines. The faculty and staff of VHS, parents, and friends congratulate all of these students for this great accomplishment.

The VHS Choral Department will present their 2nd Annual Gospel Concert on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 6:30 p.m., in the school auditorium. Admission is $3.

The PTO will be selling U-laces as a fundraiser during students’ lunch period on Monday and Tuesday.  A table will be set up in the hall near the cafeteria.

The VHS Family congratulates former VHS student and Super Bowl Champ Malcolm Butler on a fantastic performance with the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.

The VHS Key Club members are in the middle of their Vicksburg Kiwanis Club Chili Feast ticket drive. The chili will be prepared by Kiwanis and Key Club volunteers on Friday, Feb. 13. All proceeds will go to the Vicksburg Kiwanis Youth Fund. Last year this program provided 13 scholarships; eleven of them went to VHS graduates. Please help our students help themselves.

The clothing drive sponsored by the VHS chapter of the National Honor Society will continue until Friday, Feb. 13. All items can be dropped off in an English teacher’s classroom.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Congratulations to former VHS student Malcolm Butler!!

Congratulations to former VHS student Malcolm Butler!! Super Bowl Champ with the New England Patriots!

 

AABE Scholarship

AABE Scholarship - Deadline 3/6/15

MAS and MORA Scholarship Information

February 1st, 2015

Our Gator Spotlight featured Mr. Troy Stewart, Jr., a math teacher at VHS.

The VHS Key Club members are in the middle of their Vicksburg Kiwanis Club Chili Feast ticket drive. The chili will be prepared by Kiwanis and Key Club volunteers on Feb. 13. All proceeds will go to the Vicksburg Kiwanis Youth Fund. Last year this program provided 13 scholarships; eleven of them went to VHS graduates. Please help our students help themselves.

On Feb. 6 the guidance office will sponsor a college day visit to Hinds Community College in Raymond for students to participate in their “Eagle Experience 2015”. Students will have a chance to learn about several areas of interest, tour the Raymond Campus, interact with faculty and students, and enjoy free food and prizes. Students must sign up in the guidance office by Feb. 2.

Are you wondering what to do with those gently worn clothes and shoes lying around the house? Well, we have an option for you. The VHS chapter of the National Honor Society will hold a clothing drive from Feb. 2-13. All items can be dropped off in an English teacher’s classroom.

The induction ceremony for the new members of the Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society will be Feb. 6, 11 a.m., in the auditorium.

The VHS boys’ soccer team traveled to Lewisburg, MS to compete in the Class 5A soccer tournament and the girls’ soccer team played at home. The VHS family is proud of their valiant effort in these competitions.

Thanks to everyone who made the VHS Fine Arts department’s musical presentation of “Tarzan” a tremendous success.

Graduating seniors of 2015 are reminded that Feb. 6 is the deadline to submit their one-page essay on “The Importance of Volunteerism” sponsored by the United Way. No late entries will be accepted. First place winner will receive a $500 book scholarship, and the second place winner will receive a $250 book scholarship.

Monday, January 26, 2015

January 25, 2015

Students participating in the Vicksburg High Choral Department musical presentation of “Tarzan” are as follows:  Armi Cole, Jadarius Flagg, Tanner Gardner, Troy Jarrett, Race McCool, Zaria Neal, Keondre Price, Jamison Watson, Darbie Woods, Alona Blue, Carmen Braxton, Miesha Bure, Alyssa Chapin, Meena Dhawan, Amy Dixon, Kenzie Irons, Iris Jones, Jessica Long, Makayla McKay, Leyla Shelton, Sierra Shelton, Tevin Sylvester, Faye Valerio, Erika Wheeler.  Faculty sponsors are Tracey Smithey, Angela Chapin, Michelle Fisackerly, and Dexter Peterson. The musical will be on Jan. 30 and 31, 7:00 nightly, in the VHS auditorium. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased in advance from cast members or at the door. For more information contact Tracy Smithey at 601-831-1807.

The PTO will meet on Jan. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. All parents and faculty are invited to attend. Please submit any items for discussion at the meeting or any ideas for the betterment of our school to vicksburghs@gmail.com.

Graduating seniors of 2015 are reminded that Feb. 6 is the deadline to submit their one-page essay on “The Importance of Volunteerism” sponsored by the United Way. No late entries will be accepted. First place winner will receive a $500 book scholarship, and the second place winner will receive a $250 book scholarship.

Parents and students are urged to check the updated school website by visiting http://vhs.crasta.net. The site includes information about scholarships, ACT dates and workshops, stating testing, and more. Students can click on the Student’s Corner and parents can click on the Parent’s corner.

VHS has an official twitter account to be used a forum to educate, inform, and announce school news.  Follow us @VHSGators1.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

January 17, 2015

Mr. James E. Stirgus, Jr. was our “Gator Spotlight” on Monday, Jan. 5.

The Vicksburg High Choral Department will present the musical “Tarzan” on Jan. 30 and Jan. 31, 7:00 p.m. each night. Contact Tracy Smithey at 601-831-1807 for ticket information.

United Way has announced the Teen Help Essay Contest. Students must be a graduating senior for the 2014-2015 academic year. Students must write a one-page essay on the topic “The Importance of Volunteerism”. Essays are due Feb. 6. No late entries will be accepted. First place winner will receive a $500 book scholarship, and the second place winner will receive a $250 book scholarship.

For more information on Free ACT workshops visit and pre-register online at www.get2college.org. Workshops will be from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Get2college center in Jackson. The next ACT will be Feb. 7

Parents and students are urged to check the updated school website by visiting http://vhs.crasta.net. The site includes information about scholarships, ACT dates and workshops, stating testing, and more. Students can click on the Student’s Corner and parents can click on the Parent’s corner.

VHS has an official twitter account to be used a forum to educate, inform, and announce school news. Follow us @VHSGators1.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Frank Crump, Jr. Next Generation Scholarship

Frank Crump, Jr. Next Generation Scholarship information can be found here.

Randy Naylor Memorial Foundation Scholarship

Please visit  http://www.rjnmemorialfoundation.com

Click on opportunities at the bottom of the page and then click the Scholarship Image to open the application.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Science Fair Winners

All Science Fair winners should attend a brief meeting on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. They may meet at 8:25 during homeroom OR after school at 4:00pm with Mrs. Lamb in Room 310.  The meeting will cover the requirements and forms needed for the Regional Science Fair to be held Friday, March 20th at Jackson State University.

 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

January 6, 2015

Parents and students, please click here for valuable information on FREE ACT/SAT prep, scholarships, financial aid.
Click here to register for Free ACT workshops.
Contact info@get2college.org or 601-321-5533 for information on how to log in to testGEAR for online ACT practice. Link to the site can be found here.
Get2College Scholarship information can be found here.
 
United Way Teen Help Essay Contest form can be found here. The deadline is February 6, 2015.