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December 2010

The holiday season is upon us, time for family, friends, fun, and food. Take the time to make memories with your children during this holiday season.

Principal’s Message
I find it both an honor and a very humbling experience to be the new principal at Vinton County Middle School. It is unbelievable the way the staff and students have accepted me as well as the support I have received from the community. We have set our sights to make improvement in our building which will help lead to improvement in the district. Many positive learning experiences are taking place in the building thanks to a very dedicated and positive staff. It is an amazing sight to walk through our classrooms and observe the level of student engagement taking place.
After spending 9 years as Assistant Principal, and also teaching in Wilkesville, Hamden, and the old Vinton County High School, I still look forward to showing up for work everyday. Even though everyone at times has different opinions of what is best for Vinton County Local Schools, all parties agree our students are priority one and I do not foresee that changing in the future.
Please take interest in your child’s education and feel free to contact the school with any questions or concerns you may have. Anytime you are helping your child with her or his homework, reading to them, or answering their questions, you are making a positive investment in their future.

Pennies for Patients
Since 1994, millions of dollars have been raised in pennies and other spare change by more than 10 million elementary, middle and high school students throughout the country. The funds, collected during a three-week period, benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Everyone who participates is a winner!
The annual Vinton County Middle School Pennies for Patients drive will begin on February 28 and end March 18. Begin now collecting your spare change so we benefit this worthwhile cause.

Important Dates:
December 13, 2010 Band Concert 7:00pm
December 15, 2010 Holiday Dance 7:00 – 9:00pm
December 18 – January 3 Christmas vacation
January 14, 2011 End of the Second 9 weeks
February 10, 2011 Valentine’s Dance 7:00 – 9:00pm

Home Sporting Events
December 9, 2010 Boys Basketball vs. Athens
December 13, 2010 Girls Basketball vs. Nelsonville (tentative)
December 16, 2010 Boys Basketball vs. Alexander

Vision Statement of VCMS:
We believe that teachers and students must work together, to the best of our ability, to obtain high levels of achievement of 21st Century Skills.