Did you know that every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood? The first blood drive of the school year is quickly approaching on September 27th. Make a difference in the lives of others and give blood through the American Red Cross. See senior Hope Saunders to sign up to donate. Remember, if you donate blood three times you receive a special ‘Red Cross Red Cord’ to wear at graduation.
On Thursday, September 27th during 3rd period, Syndey Dawes from the Vinton County Courier will be in room 108 to talk to any student interested in a career related to Journalism. Any student interested in hearing their presentation should let their advisory teacher know. Advisory teachers please add those names to the Google Sheet or email them to Mrs. Aimee Jones.
Juniors who would like to take the PSAT need to have $16 turned in to Mrs. Rippeth by September 28th. I have 5 fee waivers if you receive free or reduced lunch and want to take this exam, let Mrs. RIppeth know. This is the only way to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship.
Seniors - last call for Financial Aid appointments. There is one spot open on October 9 and one spot open on October 16. These will be scheduled on a first-come basis. See Andee immediately if you need an appointment for help completing your FAFSA.
Seniors - if you still need an appointment for help with your FAFSA, see Andee ASAP. A few more slots have opened up. Remember...if you're planning to go on to college or trade school after graduation, you don't want to miss a chance for money to help you do it. Get your FAFSA done!
This is a reminder to all drivers. You MUST have a valid parking permit to drive to school. The SRO will be checking cars that do not have a valid parking permit. If you still need to get one, you may get one from the secretary for $10.
Homecoming News: the theme for Homecoming is The Great Gatsby. Anyone that brings a date from another school needs to get a form from Andee or the school secretary. Visitors for the dance need to be a freshman in high school and no older than 20. Also, ladies remember the dress code for your dresses. Please keep the dress hem line at mid thigh level Gentlemen - remember that your dress shirts must stay on.
Tickets for the 2018 VCHS Homecoming Dance are now on sale in the library. Tickets are $10/person. Stop by the library at anytime or immediately after school to purchase your ticket. You, and a guest if you're bringing one, MUST have a ticket to enter. Tickets will be on sale through Thursday, September 27.
Attention all students - homecoming tickets are on sale in the media center. A big thank you to Andee for everything she is doing for the senior class. Not only is she selling the tickets but designed our tickets. Each ticket is only $10.
Congrats to the 2018/2019 Vintonian Yearbook Staff Officers:
Editor-in-Chief: Amanda Boring
Assistant Editor-in-Chief: Lexie Walker
Technology Manager: Jonah Lewis
Sales Manager: Kelsey Beyer
Advertising Manager: Sydney Quackenbush
Class of 2019 Supervisor: Hope Saunders
Student Life Manager: Darcy Williams
Photography Managers: Abrianna McManis and Kiki Barlow
Secretary: Zoe Games
Creativity Team: Jade Trainer, Sydnee Knox, Casey Ziegler, and Madison Camp
Congratulations to the following FCCLA Officers:
President: Victoria Prater
Vice- President: Abby Barker
Secretary: Gabby Harris
News Reporter: Kylie Ferrell
District Representative: Jordan Riegal
Media Specialist: Shelby Jones
2018/2019 homecoming court:
Freshman Attendant Camera Zinn
Sophomore Attendant Athena Mash
Junior Attendant Jaci Sharp
Senior Attendants: Rick Body, Garrison George, Colt Harper, Jakelyn Brown, Mallory Bentley, and Jazmynn Sharp
The girls cross country team was the runner-up at the Jackson Invitational. Leading the way with top 10 finishes were Natasha Jones - 4th place, Bri McManis - 5th place, and Savannah Perry - 8th place.
The cross country teams will be racing Saturday at the Lancaster Invitational.
The boys cross country team won the Jackson Invitational last night. We had three runners placing in the top five led by Austin Hitte's 2nd place finish. Ethan East was 3rd, and Quentin Campbell was 5th.