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
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 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 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.