Friday, October 27, 2017

Markeith Stimage, a 11th grader at Vicksburg High School, made the Mississippi High School Athletics Association Region 2 5A All Region Cross Country team by finishing 7th place with a time of 19:10.55 in the 5K race. The meet was held at Choctaw Trails in Jackson, MS on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017.
The VHS Gators Cross Country team, coached by Clarence Maxey, Jr., will compete in the State Meet on Monday, November 6th.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Below are Get2College's upcoming parent education events, offered free of charge at the lunch hour. They target parents of high school juniors and seniors but are open to everyone. Online registration is required and will open two weeks before the event date.
Workshops are held at the Jackson Get2College Center, 2600 Lakeland Terrace<>, where a light lunch will be provided.

Webinar: All About the FAFSA<>
Date & Time: Tuesday, November 7, 12-1 p.m.
Presenters: Charlie Herrington, Get2College North MS staff, and Brandi Lyndall, Get2College Gulf Coast staff
Description: Learn all about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid: what it does and doesn't do, and common myths about it. Think you make too much money to get funding as a result of the FAFSA? You might be surprised. The FAFSA is not just for federal aid and is often a requirement for private scholarships, college scholarships and even state aid.
Register here<>
Lunch & Learn Workshop: College Admissions & Financial Aid 101<>
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 8, 12-1 p.m.
Presenters: Stephen Brown & Brian Thomas, Get2College Jackson staff
Description: Learn the basics about college admissions and financial aid, including:

* When and how to apply for admissions and scholarships

* Types of federal and state financial aid including grants, work-study, and student loans

* Completion of the FAFSA (federal) and Mississippi financial aid applications

* Cost of attendance and estimated family contributions

* Resources for finding scholarships and preparing for the ACT
Register here<>

Webinar: State Aid in Mississippi
Date & Time: Tuesday, December 12, 12-1 p.m.
Presenters: Kierstan Knaus, Jackson Get2College Center, and Jennifer Rogers, Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid
Description: Learn about the three grants from the state of Mississippi that help fund a Mississippi education (both public and private colleges and universities. Don't wait until senior year to discover you are one ACT point away from $2500 or full tuition! We'll cover the basics of each grant along with the timeline for the application and supporting documents.
Registration opens November 28
Lunch & Learn Workshop: College Admissions & Financial Aid 101
Date & Time: Tuesday, December 5, 12-1 p.m.
Presenters: Stephen Brown & Brian Thomas, Get2College Jackson staff
Description: Same as above
Registration opens November 21

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Our next PBIS meeting will be on Thursday, October 12, at 7:30AM in Room 305.
We will evaluate the attendance party, gather Student of the Month nominations, and fine-tune other upcoming projects.
Look forward to seeing each of you there.
Thanks for your ability to emphasize all that is positive at VHS!
Brad Blake (D.Min.)
Assistant Principal
Vicksburg High School

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

PBIS meeting on Thursday morning, October 5, at 7:30AM in Room 305. Interested parents and students are invited to attend this meeting.
What is PBIS?