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pie chart of survey responses

The public surveys asking the Vacaville residents to indicate which proposed trustee-area map is preferred, closed on November 29, 2018.
297 responses were received with 45% of the responses choosing the BLUE map 101 as the top choice. After reviewing the responses from the public, the VUSD Board of Trustees selected map 101 as the map that will be recommended to the County Committee for approval and adoption in early December 2018. 

 

View more information about VUSD's transition for at large elections to by-trustee-area elections here

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 12/3/18




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school closed

Hello VUSD Families,

We have decided to close schools and the district office tomorrow due to another forecast of air quality in the “unhealthy” range.  Please know that we do not take closing schools lightly, and we understand that this can have significant financial impact on our families. 

Under normal circumstances, we would remain open at AQI levels of 151-200, however we have concerns about the prolonged exposure to staff and students occurring this week.

I want to extend my love and support to our families, and I wish you all a peaceful holiday break.

Take Care,

VUSD Superintendent Jane Shamieh

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 11/15/18




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current air quality conditions at 134
Schools are in session today. At "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" levels, elementary students will be kept indoors as much as possible. Middle and high schools will have indoor lunch space available for students who would prefer to be inside.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 11/15/18




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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 11/14/18




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current air quality conditions
VUSD schools are open today. We will continue to keep students indoors and limit physical activity if air quality reaches AQI ratings above 150. Current air quality conditions can be found at www.AirNow.gov

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 11/14/18




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yes we are open

All schools are in session today. If smoke worsens throughout the day, students will be kept indoors as much as possible. Physical activity for PE will be limited and kept indoors as well. 


11-13-2018- Conditions as of 5:00 AM.

5 00 AM air quality index at 103
For current air conditions and recommendations, visit www.Airnow.gov.

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 11/9/18




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public hearing
On November 15th, the VUSD Board of Trustees will host a public hearing during the regularly scheduled board meeting located at 401 Nut Tree Road, Vacaville. The intention of this public hearing is to present the proposed trustee area map options being considered by the Board of Trustees, and to solicit public input.

 

View the currently proposed maps and more information.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 11/8/18




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screen shot of AirNow website
As we learned with last year's fires, air quality can change significantly from hour-to-hour. VUSD will be looking to air quality resources for status updates and guidance about activity levels and exposure for staff and students.
We recognize that school closures have significant financial impact on many families, and will keep schools open whenever possible. Outdoor activities such as recess or PE may be held indoors.

In the event that school closures are required, parents will be notified prior to the start of the school day. We will keep families updated via text and email if smoke continues.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 11/8/18




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pink and blue proposed maps
 

Vacaville residents can view two currently proposed maps and more information about VUSD's transition to by-trustee are voting districts. View the maps

Community members can provide input and suggestions about the mapping process in a variety of ways:
 

COMMUNITY FORUMS

Thursday, October 25th – 6:00-7:30pm 

at Vaca Pena Middle School Library, 200 Keith Way

Saturday, October 27th – 9:00-10:30am 

at McBride Senior Center, 91 Town Square Place – Coffee and donuts will be served

Monday, October 29th – 6:00-7:00 pm

at Markham Elementary School MP Room, 101 Markham Avenue
Discussion in Spanish

Monday, October 29th – 7:00-8:00pm

at Markham Elementary School MP Room, 101 Markham Avenue
Discussion in English

 

EMAIL: PIO@VacavilleUSD.org
MAIL: 401 Nut Tree Road, Vacaville, CA 95687
PHONE: (707)453-6155

 

Why are maps being drawn?
Board members are currently elected in “at-large” elections, where all board members are elected by voters throughout the entire school district. On September 20, 2018, the Board adopted Resolution No. 3, 2018-2019, in response to a letter, threatening to sue the district under the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA). VUSD intends to transition from at-large to by-trustee area Board elections, where each Board member must reside within the designated trustee area boundary, and is elected only by the voters in that trustee area. Voters would only vote for one seat on the school board. View more info about the transition to by-trustee area voting districts.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/25/18




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tell us what you think
 

Join in at a community forum!

Community forums provide a comfortable and informal setting for Vacaville residents to share ideas and feedback about how we develop the trustee-area voting boundaries. The community forum meetings are:
 

Thursday, October 25th – 6:00-7:30pm 

at Vaca Pena Middle School Library, 200 Keith Way
 

Saturday, October 27th – 9:00-10:30am 

at McBride Senior Center, 91 Town Square Place – Coffee and donuts will be served
 

Monday, October 29th – 6:00-7:00 pm

at Markham Elementary School MP Room, 101 Markham Avenue
Discussion in Spanish
 

Monday, October 29th – 7:00-8:00pm

at Markham Elementary School MP Room, 101 Markham Avenue
Discussion in English
 

 

The public is invited to attend and make public comment during the public hearings and community forums. Residents can also provide comments to PIO@VacavilleUSD.org.  More information about the transition to a Trustee-Area election system can be found at http://www.vacavilleusd.org/CVRA.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/18/18




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Public Hearing A: To Seek Input Regarding a Waiver from the State Board of Education in Lieu of an Election

Public Hearing B: To Seek Public Input Prior to Drafting By-Trustee Area Maps


Both public hearings will be held:

DATE: Thursday, October 4, 2018

TIME: 6:30 PM

LOCATION: Educational Services Center, 401 Nut Tree Road, Vacaville, CA

 

Public Hearing A

Vacaville Unified School District Board of Trustee members are currently elected in “at-large” elections, whereby voters throughout the entire school district elect each trustee member.  On September 20, 2018, the VUSD Board adopted Resolution #3, 2018/2019, declaring its intent to transition from at-large to by-trustee area Board elections. A by-trustee area election system would require each Board member to reside within the designated trustee area boundary, and would be elected only by the voters in that trustee area.  

 

A school district seeking to transition to a by-trustee area election system must submit an application to the local County Committee on School District Reorganization (“County Committee”) for approval. If the County Committee approves the school district’s application, California Education Code section 5020 would require an election to approve the transition to by-trustee area elections.  

 

To avoid the costs associated with an election and to ensure timely implementation, the VUSD Board will consider seeking a waiver from the State Board of Education of this election requirement, as well as certain other Education Code sections related to the election requirement.  If the waiver is granted by the State Board of Education, no election to approve the change to by-trustee area elections will take place, and the County Committee’s decision on the District’s proposal will be final.

  

Pursuant to Education Code sections 5019 and 33050, the Board invites community input on the proposed waiver request.  Any member of the public or representatives of the school district will be provided the opportunity to offer oral or written comments on the matter. Community members who wish to provide input, but who cannot attend may submit remarks to PIO@Vacavilleusd.org or by mail to VUSD Public Information Office, 401 Nut Tree Rd., Vacaville, CA 95687.

View more about the transition to by-trustee are election system here.

 

Public Hearing B

Board members are currently elected in “at-large” elections, where each member is elected by voters throughout the entire District.  On September 20, 2018, the Board adopted Resolution # 3, 2018/2019, declaring its intent to transition from at-large to by-trustee area Board elections, where each Board member must reside within the designated trustee area boundary, and is elected only by the voters in that trustee area. 

 

The District’s demographers, the National Demographics Corporation, will present information on the process and criteria for drawing the trustee-area boundary maps.  Following the presentation, the Board will hold the first of two statutorily required public hearings to receive community input on the trustee-area map creation process, pursuant to Elections Code section 10010, subdivision (a)(1).    

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 9/28/18




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On September 20, 2018 the VUSD Board of Education Considered the Adoption of Resolution No. 3, 2018-19, declaring the intent to transition from at-large elections to trustee-area board elections. 


Lozano Smith Attorney Ryan Tung provided an overview of the process for transitioning from At-Large Board elections to Trustee-Area Board elections.

Following the presentation, the Board approved the resolution to move forward with Trustee-Area elections. 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 9/24/18




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teen leadership summit
 

Don't miss this yea's Teen Leadership Summit October 13th! The summit is is for middle and high school student leaders who want to see and affect change in their community. This year's guest speaker is Jose Cordon helping teen find strength in spoken word.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 9/18/18




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The Vacaville Unified School District Board of Trustees will consider a resolution declaring the intent to transition from an at-large election system to a by-trustee area election system for the members of the governing board. The public meeting will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 6:30 PM at the Educational Services Center located at 401 Nut Tree Road in Vacaville.

 

Currently, the seven members of the VUSD Board of Trustees are elected under an “at-large” election system, in which all voters residing within school district boundaries vote for each member. In August 2018, the District received a demand letter from the law firm Shenkman & Hughes, demanding that the District change its method of election to a by-district (or by-trustee) system in compliance with the California Voting Rights Act (Elec. Code, § 14025, et seq.) (“CVRA”) or risk being sued by the firm. This is the same law firm that challenged the City of Vacaville’s election system, which led the City Council to vote unanimously to move away from at-large elections.

 

Under the CVRA, at-large elections are impermissible if they result in racially polarized voting or cause disenfranchisement of voters from a protected class. The only election system that provides VUSD complete protection from a CVRA claim is a “by-trustee area” election system. A by-trustee election system would require that voting districts be established within the Vacaville Unified School District boundaries. Each trustee must then reside within the designated voting district boundary, and trustees would then be elected only by the voters from the voting district in which the trustee resides. 

 

When a public agency receives this type of demand letter, the agency is given 45 days to demonstrate its intent to transition to by-trustee area elections.  If the VUSD does not adopt a resolution signaling its intent to transition from at-large to by-trustee area board elections within this 45 day “safe harbor window,” the law firm, or any other plaintiff, may file a lawsuit against the District under the CVRA. 

 

Superintendent Jane Shamieh commented, “Valid and reasonable points can be made on both sides of the discussion for at-large versus by-trustee area elections systems. However, a CVRA claim is very difficult to defend against and can result in extensive legal expenses. We do all that we can to preserve funds so that they can be used for students.  These are some of the reasons that the Board will be considering adopting the resolution of intention to change election systems.” 

 

The Vacaville Unified board will hear from the public and consider whether or not to adopt a resolution declaring the intent to transition from at-large to by-trustee area Board elections on September 20th. The public is invited to attend and make public comment during the meeting. Residents can also provide comments to PIO@VacavilleUSD.org.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 9/17/18




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2018 VUSD Annual Update
VUSD invites parents and guardians to the 2018 Annual Update presentation, Tuesday, September 11th at 6:00 PM at the VUSD Educational Services Center located at 401 Nut Tree Rd, Vacaville.
Come hear about actions that VUSD is taking toward early learning foundations, school safety, kindness and respect at school, multicultural education, workplace/career and technical education, soft skill development, college readiness opportunities,
Measure A projects and more. RSVP here

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 8/21/18




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online portal for reduced lunch
To apply online for free or reduced meals for the 2018-2019 school year, please click here.  Paper applications are also available at the Educational Services Center, located at 401 Nut Tree Road. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the Student Nutrition Department at 707.453.6157. 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 7/25/18




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Adam Wight ACSA honoree
The Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) named Willis Jepson Principal Adam Wight the Region Four Middle School Principal of the Year.
Adam has been the principal for Willis Jepson for two years and was part of the administrative team that earned the school the distinction of a California, and then National, School To Watch in 2016. He is a veteran in Vacaville Unified having taught or been in administration for sixteen years. He has continued to lead the Jepson staff in being champions for every student’s success with a solid foundation to prepare students for high school.
ACSA is the largest organization for school leaders in the United States. The organization advocates for public school students in kindergarten through grade 12, as well as adult learners. ACSA Region 4 encompasses the counties of Mendocino, Lake, Sonoma, Napa, Marin and Solano. 

The ACSA Principal of the Year Award awards recognizes outstanding performance and achievement by individual administrators. Recipients of the award must show strong support for the school management team; exceptional leadership in managing school programs; to educational quality and student achievement; commitment to professional growth; and creativity and innovation in dealing with issues and problems facing public education. Congrats Adam- well deserved honor!

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 6/15/18




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LCAP logo for VUSD


The LCAP describes VUSD’s overall vision for students, annual goals, expenditures tied to the goals, and specific actions the district will take to achieve the best educational experience possible for VUSD students. VUSD' plan focuses on student achievement and academic rigor, closing the achievement gap, school environments. View the current LCAP proposal here. Your input is important and can be submitted at PIO@VacavilleUSD.org

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 6/7/18




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Welcome Freshmen Bulldogs: Vacaville High School Locker Request Forms are available in the Front Office.  Small Lockers are for individual students, while large lockers must be shared by two students. If sharing, please pick up one locker form, but be sure to include your name & the student you are sharing with on the top part of the form. The locations of halls & lockers are given on the reverse side of the form. Choose area and write it on front of the form.  Freshman usually pick the first hallway closest to the office. If you have any questions about lockers, please ask a secretary. After completing the form, please return it to the front office.

 

Yearbooks are here! Pre-ordered yearbooks will be delivered to study halls today. If you are not sure you ordered a yearbook, there is a list in the front office and in the art room. Additional yearbooks will be sold first come, first served starting at lunch on May 31st. Yearbooks are $40 cash only (sorry, no personal checks at this time) and are available in the Art Room and the Front Office. Additional autograph pages are available for $1 in the Art Room. Any questions or concerns see Ms. Brasher in D16.

 

Dress up days continue: Today - Throwback Thursday (Dress Like Your Childhood Self) and tomorrow is Vine/Meme Day. More details for our dress up days can be found on our instagram @jepson.jags. Dress code will be enforced for all dress up days.

 

Tomorrow will also be our last lunch time activity of the year, FAMILY FEUD!!! Come out and watch the Jepson staff take on the students!

 

Also, the 8th grade activity is coming on Tuesday, June 5. Student Activities will be selling tickets for at lunch in the quad for $10 this week. Your ticket will cover all food and games! No tickets will be sold at the door.

 

College and career club will be hosting an open house during 7th and 8th-grade lunch at the boys and girls club portable! come check us out and see what we learned throughout the year! All are welcomed, we will have a raffle for a prize to our visitors.

 

Looking for something to do this summer? Check out the Vacaville Public Library’s activities. There are handouts on the Jepson homepage.

 

Are you a 7th grader interested in joining Jepson robotics? If so, come over to Mr. Yarwood's class at D15 after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 4 to see what we are all about. Also, make sure you follow our Instagram account, @jepson_robotics to dm us and get more information. Also, make sure and spread this information to any sixth graders that you know who are entering Jepson next year. We need as many people as we can next year!

 

This is our last broadcast of the year, due to the fact we have to pack equipment away. Unfortunately, there will be no video class next year, so this is our final broadcast. We appreciate your time spent in watching and wish you all a great summer ahead.

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Posted by: Ms Terresa Cook
Published: 5/30/18




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Survey summary of 7th, 9th, and 11th grade students
See what VUSD 7th, 9th and 11th grade students said about bullying at school, suicide, drug use and more. 
The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is the largest statewide student survey in the nation asking kids about their school environment and inclusiveness, drug use, suicide and other issues that effect learning. We use this survey to get a better understanding of what students are experiencing. This survey is a component of school improvement efforts to help guide the development of systemic health, prevention, and school environment (kindness) programs and curriculum. 
See a summary of the results attached here.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/30/18




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Published: 5/29/18




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Welcome Freshmen Bulldogs:

 

Vacaville High School Locker Request Forms are available in the Front Office.  Small Lockers are for individual students, while large lockers must be shared by two students.  If sharing, please pick up one locker form, but be sure to include your name & the student you are sharing with on the top part of the form.

 

The locations of halls & lockers are given on the reverse side of the form. Choose area and write it on front of the form.  Freshman usually pick the first hallway closest to the office. If you have any questions about lockers, please ask a secretary.  After completing the form, please return it to the front office. Thank You!

 

Yearbooks are here! Pre-ordered yearbooks will be delivered to study halls on Thursday, May 31st. If you are not sure you ordered a yearbook, there is a list in the front office and in the art room.
Additional yearbooks will be sold first come, first served starting at lunch on May 31st. Yearbooks are $40 cash only (sorry, no personal checks at this time) and are available in the Art Room and the Front Office.
Additional autograph pages are available for $1 in the Art Room.
Any questions or concerns see Ms. Brasher in D16.

 

Next week Student Activities has some fun end of the year stuff planned.

Dress up days:

Tuesday- Dynamic Duos

Wednesday- Disney Day

Thursday- Throwback Thursday (Dress Like Your Childhood Self)

Friday- Vine/Meme Day

More details for our dress up days can be found on our instagram @jepson.jags. Dress code will be enforced for all dress up days.

Friday will also be our last lunch time activity of the year, FAMILY FEUD!!! Come out and watch the Jepson staff take on the students!

 

Also, the 8th grade activity is coming on Tuesday, June 5. Student Activities will be selling tickets for at lunch in the quad for $10 all next week. Your ticket will cover all food and games! No tickets will be sold at the door.

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Posted by: Ms Terresa Cook
Published: 5/25/18




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Here’s Mr. Birch with an announcement. (pause)

 

Welcome Freshmen Bulldogs: Vacaville High School Locker Request Forms are available in the Front Office.  Small Lockers are for individual students, while large lockers must be shared by two students. If sharing, please pick up one locker form, but be sure to include your name & the student you are sharing with on the top part of the form. The locations of halls & lockers are given on the reverse side of the form. Choose area and write it on front of the form.  Freshman usually pick the first hallway closest to the office. If you have any questions about lockers, please ask a secretary. After completing the form, please return it to the front office. Thank You!

 

All library books and textbooks are due by the end of the day on Friday, May 25th.  Math classes are scheduled to have students return all textbooks between May 23rd and 25th.  Fines will be put in for any missing library or textbook not turned in by May 25th.

 

P7 will meet on Friday during 8th grade lunch.  7th graders are welcome to attend and will be excused from their study halls.  We only have two Fridays left, so come and check out this great club before it's too late.

 

Monday, May 28th is a holiday, so we have a three day weekend coming up. Get those assignments finished and turned in, time is running out!

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Posted by: Ms Terresa Cook
Published: 5/23/18




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Welcome Freshmen Bulldogs: Vacaville High School Locker Request Forms are available in the Front Office.  Small Lockers are for individual students, while large lockers must be shared by two students. If sharing, please pick up one locker form, but be sure to include your name & the student you are sharing with on the top part of the form. The locations of halls & lockers are given on the reverse side of the form. Choose area and write it on front of the form.  Freshman usually pick the first hallway closest to the office. If you have any questions about lockers, please ask a secretary. After completing the form, please return it to the front office. Thank You!

 

All library books and textbooks are due by the end of the day on Friday, May 25th.  Math classes are scheduled to have students return all textbooks between May 23rd and 25th.  Fines will be put in for any missing library or textbook not turned in by May 25th.

 

P7 will meet on Friday during 8th grade lunch.  7th graders are welcome to attend and will be excused from their study halls.  We only have two Fridays left, so come and check out this great club before it's too late.

 

Monday, May 28th is a holiday, so we have a three day weekend coming up. Get those assignments finished and turned in, time is running out!

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Posted by: Ms Terresa Cook
Published: 5/21/18




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Teen Summer Club with teens smiling
Join the Boys and Girls Club Teen Summer Club that runs June 18th-August 9th, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. More information on the flyer attached.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/21/18




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This Saturday, May 19th, will be our last Super Saturday of the year.  We will offer the following classes, Dance Drill workshop in conjunction with Vaca High.  Craft Time: Weaving and Basic Macrame, Homework Help: Math and English Specifically, but all subjects can be helped.  Remember Super Saturday is a great way to make up absences, get some work done, and have some fun. Times are 8 am-12 pm and a pizza lunch is provided.  Permission slips can be picked up from the front office or Mrs. Thiessen in E-19.

 

Gotcha field trip is next Monday, you should have already turned your permission forms into counseling. If you haven’t get them in today!

 

Today we are returning to our regular schedule. Please follow the bells accordingly.

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Posted by: Ms Terresa Cook
Published: 5/16/18




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plant 1000 flowers representing kindness and respect
Vacaville Unified students and staff are focusing attention May 18-25th on making intentional efforts of kindness, respect and understanding both with those around us and online. We will be planting, drawing creating flowers to represent the actions we take to be a positive influence our community. 

Will C Wood students will be joined by Buckingham and Vaca High students in downtown Vacaville this Saturday, May 19th to share the symbols of kindness with community members.

Country High, Alamo, Sierra Vista K-8, Padan, Markham, Hemlock/ACE, Jepson, Ernest Kimme Charter, Cooper, Fairmont Charter, Browns Valley and Educational Services Center will also be hosting activities on campus next week to engage students in deliberate acts of positivity.

Join us this week! Plant your seeds of positivity with those around you and create a flower that represents it.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/16/18




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It's that time of year again...for those of you 7th graders who want to participate in an 8th grade student leadership club at Jepson, applications will be available in the counseling office. Applications are due back to counseling by Wednesday, May 16th NO EXCEPTIONS

 

Reminder that during testing P7 will meet on Wednesdays in E-19 during 8th grade lunch.  7th graders are welcome and will be excused from their study halls.

 

This Saturday, May 19th, will be our last Super Saturday of the year.  We will offer the following classes, Dance Drill workshop in conjunction with Vaca High.  Craft Time: Weaving and Basic Macrame, Homework Help: Math and English Specifically, but all subjects can be helped.  Remember Super Saturday is a great way to make up absences, get some work done, and have some fun. Times are 8 am-12 pm and a pizza lunch is provided.  Permission slips can be picked up from the front office or Mrs. Thiessen in E-19.

 

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Published: 5/14/18




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Today is block schedule periods 1, 3 and 7.  This week, you will test in your Math classes.  We did a great job last week with testing, so let’s keep it up.  Keep in mind the theme for this year’s testing is Sweet Success … a reminder to stay focused, work hard, examine the questions, eliminate wrong answers and take all the time given.

 

It's that time of year again...for those of you 7th graders who want to participate in an 8th grade student leadership club at Jepson, applications are available in the counseling office. Come join Yearbook, Peer Assistants, Student Activities or Club Live. Applications are due back to counseling by Wednesday, May 16th NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

Track and field has their home meet today at Vacaville High School. Good luck to all the participants, Go Jags!

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Posted by: Ms Terresa Cook
Published: 5/9/18




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Today is block schedule periods 2, 4 and 6.  This week, you will test in your Math classes.  We did a great job last week with testing, so let’s keep it up.  Keep in mind the theme for this year’s testing is Sweet Success … a reminder to stay focused, work hard, examine the questions, eliminate wrong answers and take all the time given.

 

Don’t forget, students who demonstrate consistent effort in their testing period will be given a raffle ticket by their teacher.  This raffle ticket will be entered into a drawing every Wednesday during lunch where Mrs. Eeds will be raffling off over 100 snacks, candy and other assorted goodies.

 

It's that time of year again...for those of you 7th graders who want to participate in an 8th grade student leadership club at Jepson, applications will be available beginning on Wednesday, May 9th in the counseling office. Yearbook captures your memories and creates our outstanding yearbook. Student Activities will plan and coordinate lunch time activities and rallies. Peer Assistants help our 7th graders transition to middle school and run our school wide recycling program. Club Live plans Red Ribbon Week, Water Balloonza and so much more. Applications are due back to counseling by Wednesday, May 16th NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

Finally, track and field has their home meet this Thursday at Vacaville High School.

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Posted by: Ms Terresa Cook
Published: 5/7/18




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Preventing suicide takes an entire community. All VUSD families are invited to hear award winning author Kevin Hines present on the important topic of suicide awareness and prevention. Kevin is a motivational speaker, mental health advocate and an attempted suicide survivor who is known for his passionate support of mental health causes and prevention. This presentation is FREE, and all VUSD families are invited to attend.

The presentation will be held:

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Catwalk Theater at Will C Wood High,
998 Marshall Road, Vacaville

6:30-7:30 PM

More information about Kevin Hines at http://www.kevinhinesstory.com/

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/4/18




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Anime Club will be having a meeting today in C13.  See you there!

 

This past week four Jepson Wrestlers attended the Western Regional Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The tournament featured wrestlers from all over the Western United States and was also a part of the U.S Open National Championships.  Logan Valledor competed at 94 pounds and was 2nd in Cadet Greco, Kinoa Medina competed at 106 pounds and was second in Cadet Greco and top 6 in Freestyle, Hayden Marino competed at 135 pounds and was 2nd in School Boy Greco, and Ethan Birch competed at 130 pounds and was 1st in School Boy Greco and 2nd in School Boy Freestyle.  Logan and Kinoa both qualified for the Cadet National Championships in Fargo, North Dakota and Hayden and Ethan were both named to the California National School Boy Dual Team. Congratulations Jaguars!

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If you picked up a Vaca High drumline packet from the front office, please come pick up a teacher recommendation form as well.  This must be turned in along with the application and parent permission form by Wednesday. Try-outs are on April 26th. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

 

TA Applications are now available! If you are interested in becoming a TA next year, stop by the counseling office and pick up an application. Applications are due by Friday, April 27th.

 

ALL 8TH GRADERS INTERESTED IN PLAYING FRESHMEN FOOTBALL FOR VACAVILLE HIGH SCHOOL, TODAY WILL BE A MEETING FOR YOUR FOOTBALL ORIENTATION AT VHS AND SUMMER SCHEDULING. PLEASE BE IN ATTENDANCE FOR THIS INFORMATIONAL MEETING during 8th grade lunch from 11:21-11:51 in Room G 33. From Coach Pop.

 

P7 Club will be meeting this Friday in E-19 during 8th grade lunch.  7th graders are welcome to attend. You will be excused from your Study Halls.

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Published: 4/23/18




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If you picked up a Vaca High drumline packet from the front office, please come pick up a teacher recommendation form as well.  This must be turned in along with the application and parent permission form by April 25th. Try-outs are on April 26th. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

 

Members of the Jepson student leadership teams will be out at 7th grade lunches this month on Fridays to answer questions about Club Live, Yearbook, Peer Assistants, and Student Activities. Applications for these clubs will be available in May.

 

Attention 7th Graders: TA Applications are now available! If you are interested in becoming a TA next year, stop by the counseling office and pick up an application. Applications are due by Friday, April 27th.

 

PAR store will be open Friday, April 20th during both lunches.

 

Finally, Jepson leadership is bringing the beach to you this Friday with the last dance of the school year!  The dance will cost $5 and start at 5:30. Remember, you need to have no debts and not more than 4 demerits to attend.  Come on out and enjoy a good time!

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Published: 4/18/18




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Hello VUSD Families,
 

On Friday, April 20th educators across the country will participate in bringing attention to school safety.  The Vacaville Teachers Association will also be participating in this effort by distributing stickers and posting signs with the message "Safe Schools for All.”  This participation is made in solidarity with educators nationwide and is in no way made as a protest of our district safety or any political positions. We simply encourage families (and students) to continue to consider and discuss the safety of all of our students. If you have any questions or thoughts, please contact VTA at: tracys@vacavilleusd.org.
 

Sincerely,

Vacaville Teacher's Association

 

 

Hola familias de VUSD,

El viernes, 20 de April, educadores a través del país van a participar en llamando atención a la seguridad escolar.  El asociación de profesores de Vacaville también participaran en este esfuerzo por distribuiendo etiquetas y colocando cartels con el mensaje “escuelas seguras para todos!” Este participación se hace en solidaridad con educadores a escala nacional y de ninguna manera está hecho como una protesta de la seguridad de nuestro distrito o cualquier posición politica. Simplemente alentamos a las familias (y estudiantes) que continuan considerando y discutan el seguridad de todos nuestros estudiantes.  Si tienes alguna pregunta o pensamientos, por favor póngase en contacto con VTA a: tracys@vacavilleusd.org

Sinceramente,

Asociación de Maestros Vacaville

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Published: 4/18/18




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Kona Ice will be here on Wed. April 18th after school. Prices range from $3-$5. Come out and have a nice refreshing drink!!

 

If you picked up a Vaca High drumline packet from the front office, please come pick up a teacher recommendation form as well.  This must be turned in along with the application and parent permission form by April 25th. Try-outs are on April 26th. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

 

Members of the Jepson student leadership teams will be out at 7th grade lunches this month on Fridays to answer questions about Club Live, Yearbook, Peer Assistants, and Student Activities. Applications for these clubs will be available in May.

 

Attention 7th Graders: TA Applications are now available! If you are interested in becoming a TA next year, stop by the counseling office and pick up an application. Applications are due by Friday, April 27th.

 

Finally, Jepson leadership is bringing the beach to you this Friday with the last dance of the school year!  The dance will cost $5 and start at 5:30. Remember, you need to have no debts and not more than 4 demerits to attend.  Come on out and enjoy a good time!

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Published: 4/16/18




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Congratulations to the following student council members.  Drew Lammon President, Marcella Price Vice President, Jean Paclibare Secretary, Nathan Schnell Treasurer, Adelle Webb Public Realtions.  Thank you to all the students who ran.

 

This month, on April 14th, we will be offering the following Super Saturday options for you.  Dance Drill workshop in conjunction with Vaca High. Band Practice for Fiesta Days, Craft Time: Paintapalooza Day, Homework Help.  Remember Super Saturday is a great way to get some extra help, hang out with friends, and make up your absences. Permission slips are located in the front office or from Mrs. Thiessen in E-19.

 

Attention 7th Graders: TA Applications are now available!  If you are interested in becoming a TA next year, stop by the counseling office and pick up an application.  Applications are due by Friday, April 27th.

 

Members of the Jepson student leadership teams will be out at 7th grade lunches this month on Fridays to answer questions about Club Live, Yearbook, Peer Assistants, and Student Activities.  Applications for these clubs will be available in May. Here’s a video with more information. (Pause)

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Published: 4/11/18




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This month we will be offering the following Super Saturday options for you.  Dance Drill workshop in conjunction with Vaca High. Band Practice for Fiesta Days, Craft Time: Paintapalooza Day, Homework Help.  Remember Super Saturday is a great way to get some extra help, hang out with friends, and make up your absences. Permission slips are located in the front office or from Mrs. Thiessen in E-19.

 

Rain is in the forecast so come prepared just in case it’s raining when getting home.

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Published: 4/9/18




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Well, we made it to the last day before spring break! It is a full day with regular dismissal at 2:27 pm. Hang in there guys.

 

Attention all 7th graders interested in trying out for a Leadership position for next year's Dance Drill Team, come to E-19 during Study Hall on Thursday, March 29th for an informational meeting and to pick up an application.  

 

Attention all 8th grade Students interested in trying out for the VHS Dance Drill Team:

Vaca High Dance Drill Team will be having tryouts for the 2018-2019 team.

Tryout packets will be available in the front office at Jepson and Vaca High.

All paperwork must be signed by a parent or guardian and turned in no later than April 9th @ 3:15 to Michelle in the Front office at Jepson.

Tryouts will be April 9th – 13th  a@ Jepson.

**Attendance is mandatory for all clinic practices in order to tryout**

For more information contact

Ms. Neitz in the front office or Laura at: VHSdancedrill@gmail.com.

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Published: 3/28/18




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Attention all 8th grade Students interested in trying out for the VHS Dance Drill Team:

 

Vaca High Dance Drill Team will be having tryouts for the 2018-2019 team.

Tryout packets will be available in the front office at Jepson and Vaca High.

All paperwork must be signed by a parent or guardian and turned in no later than April 9th @ 3:15 to Michelle in the Front office at Jepson.

Tryouts will be April 9th – 13th at Jepson.

**Attendance is mandatory for all clinic practices in order to tryout**

 

Spring break begins Friday March 30th. We return to school on April 9th.

 

Anime Club will be meeting today after school in C13.  Remember to bring your Domo drawings for the drawing contest!  There will be prizes for the top 3. See you there!

 

Attention all 7th graders interested in trying out for a Leadership position for next year's Dance Drill Team, come to E-19 during Study Hall on Thursday, March 29th for an informational meeting and to pick up an application.

 

That’s it for today. Be ready for some warmer spring weather this week!

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Published: 3/26/18




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Wednesday, March 28th 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM at Willis Jepson Middle School. Event is open to all VUSD middle school girls.

 

Young women in the S Club at Vacaville High School recognized the social challenges that they faced in middle school and are now offering support and mentoring for younger peers through the Building Bridges project. The premise of the event is based upon the principles of empowerment by changing personal perspective and spoken words as described in the book "Oh Shift" by authors Jennifer Powers and Mark Tucker.

 

The Building Bridges event for students will also feature discussions about subject that teen girls often don’t have control over, such as sexual harassment, sex trafficking, bullying as well as substance use. Tracey Lee, a licensed U.C Davis Coach and Supervisor will be the facilitator of the "Oh Shift for Teens" curriculum and will be leading the girls through an interactive empowerment workshop.

 

This event is open to all VUSD middle school girls. 7th and 8th grade students who wish to participate can register by calling the Willis Jepson Counseling Office at 453-6280.

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Campaigning is still going on. Please be respectful of the signs. Speeches will be shown during study hall on Thursday.

 

Attention all 8th graders are you interested in Cheering with the VHS Cheer Squad next year? Come to a parent and student meeting On Wednesday, March 21st at 6pm in the VHS Gym.

 

Attention all 7th graders interested in trying out for the Dance Drill Team Leadership group at Jepson next year, there will be a meeting in E-19 during 8th grade lunch on Monday, March 26th.  We will discuss roles and responsibilities and handout leadership packets for you to take home. Mrs. Thiessen will take roll for the attendance office to excuse your absence from Study Hall. See you there.

 

P7 will be meeting this Friday during 8th grade lunch.  7th graders are welcomed and encouraged to attend. They will be excused from their study halls.

 

College Week Continues! The doors are looking pretty good! Don't forget all doors must be completed by the end of Study Hall Thursday. Also, today is college gear day so wear your favorite college tees, sweatshirts, and other clothing items! There will be a College Fair during lunch Thursday and a College themed relay race Friday. We are still looking for some 7th grade teams to participate. Are you interested? If so, find a team of four and see Mrs. Dubs in A6.

 

All wrestlers who participated in the Nor Cal TOC are invited to a pizza party in Mr. Birch's room on Monday March 26th at 11:45.  Come get a pass from Mr. Birch Thursday or Friday to be excused from your Study Hall. Don't forget, Don't get left out. Go Jags!

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Published: 3/21/18




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Parent and guardian feedback helps VUSD determine goals and priorities for the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP is an educational plan that maps expenditures to actions and student outcomes.

Take the survey here.

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Published: 3/20/18




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It’s the first day of spring and spring showers are back today and tomorrow.

 

Attention all 8th grade Students interested in trying out for the VHS Dance Drill Team: Vaca High Dance Drill Team will be having tryouts for the 2018-2019 team. Tryout packets will be available in the front office at Jepson and Vaca High. All paperwork must be signed by a parent or guardian and turned in no later than April 9th @ 3:15 to Michelle in the Front office at Jepson.

Tryouts will be April 9th – 13th  a@ Jepson.

**Attendance is mandatory for all clinic practices in order to tryout**.For more information contact

Michelle Neitz in the front office or Laura at: VHSdancedrill@gmail.com

 

Monday started College week! We have lots of fun activities planned throughout the whole week. We have another Lunch Time Activity on Friday. Monday is also the start of our annual Door Decorating competition! In your Study hall you will work together to create a college masterpiece on your door! You must be done by the end of Study hall on this Thursday March 22. On Tuesday College club will be putting on Career Charades at lunch. On Thursday we are going to have a College Faire at lunch. It is also College Gear day, remember to wear your college gear on Thursday! Reminder this is the day that the door decorating will end. Friday during the Lunch Time Activity we will announce the winners of the door decorating competition, both 7th and 8th grade winners will get a pizza party!

 

Willis Jepson finished their wrestling season this past weekend by competing at the Nor-Cal TOC Middle School Wrestling Championships.  This year was the 50th time the event was held for the best middle school wrestlers from Bakersfield to Oregon. Jepson had 5 placers this year!  Casey Roberts led the way with a 2nd place finish at 100 pounds. Logan Valledor was 4th at 83 pounds, Eric Almarinez was 5th at 110 pounds, Luke Levengood was 6th 168, and Jason Brauning was 7th at 100 pounds.   Also competing for Jepson at the tournament was Hayden Marino, Noah Waldron, Kellen Ruiz, Jesse McCoy, Bandon Probis, Dylan Morgan, Francisco Ochoa, and Javier Sixto.

 

Jepson Book Fair will start Tuesday, March 20th and run through March 26th!!  The library will be open before and after school and during lunch for students to come check out new books, posters and other fun items.  Come check it out!

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Published: 3/19/18




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Check out VUSD's Community Bulletin Board featuring sports, events, activities and more for kids and families.

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Published: 3/19/18




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Loop the Lagoon fundraiser April 28th
The 15th Annual Loop the Lagoon fundraiser for Vacaville schools is right around the corner. This fun-filled community event features kids races, running/ walking events and a fair. 50% of every entry fee goes directly back to your school. Help raise money for your school and have a great time doing it! Register to participate or volunteer here.

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Published: 3/16/18




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VUSD schools will be performing lockdown drills (locks, lights, out of sight) today. The drill schedule for VUSD is set before the school year begins. Today's classroom conversation that accompanies the drill is the See Something, Say Something mantra that pertains to reporting threats, being kind, and offering help for those who may need it.

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Published: 3/15/18




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Attention all 8th graders are you interested in Cheering with the VHS Cheer Squad next year? Come to a parent and student meeting On Wednesday, March 21st at 6pm in the VHS Gym.

 

Jepson Book Fair will start Monday, March 19th and run through March 23rd!!  The library will be open before and after school and during lunch for students to come check out new books, posters and other fun items.  Come check it out!

 

There will be no P7 meeting this week due to minimum day on Friday.

 

At some point today, we will have a lockdown drill.  This type of drill simulates a threat on campus. This drill will likely take place during a passing period.  When you hear the announcement for the drill, immediately find a room to hide in. Students and staff should then move out of sight of any doors/windows.  Please maintain silence throughout the drill.

 

Rain will be continuing throughout the rest of the month, with occasional days of partly cloudy weather. Come prepared for rain every day for the next few weeks.

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Published: 3/14/18




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Walk UP and extend kindness March 14th
Tomorrow is the national "Walk Out" movement, from 10:00 AM to 10:17 AM. As a district, we recognize that recent violent events weigh heavily on VUSD parents, staff and students. While VUSD is not promoting participation in the event, we will support students in middle or high school who feel compelled to express themselves in a respectful way during this time. Some student groups have organized voter registration efforts (non-partisan) and similar activities tomorrow. Teachers will remain in classrooms for students who do not wish to participate as well. 
"Walk Up" is another movement that encourages students and adults alike to extend kindness and support to others. Efforts of kindness is something we can all do today that can have immediate impact in our daily lives.

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Published: 3/13/18




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Attention all 8th graders are you interested in Cheering with the VHS Cheer Squad next year? Come to a parent and student meeting On Wednesday, March 21st at 6pm in the VHS Gym.

 

Jepson Book Fair will start Monday, March 19th and run through March 23rd!!  The library will be open before and after school and during lunch for students to come check out new books, posters and other fun items.  Come check it out!

 

Here is one of the books that will be sold during the book fair! (Read Book Talk for “Slacker”)

 

Today Jepson soccer teams will travel to Vaca Pena to compete. Games start at 3:30 and boys will play first. Go Jags!

 

Friday is the end of the third quarter and will be a minimum day. Get those missing assignments turned in!

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Published: 3/12/18




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Do you want to know how to make gifts for your friends, like hats and scarfs? Come to the Crochet Craft Time Session on Super Saturday March 10th.

Do you already know how to Crochet and want to help others learn, you are also welcome.

See Mrs Coldiron in J47 if you have any questions.

 

Get involved in a Project 7 Bible Club, and you’ll know it’s right where you’re meant to be! From serving the community and helping others, to learning more about yourself and the Bible, P7 is the ultimate club for finding that extra dose of purpose and meaning for your life. P7 is moving their meeting times to Friday during 8th grade lunch.  7th graders are invited to attend and will be given a pass to miss their study hall. So be there—and get ready to know you’re right where you belong.

 

Attention all 8th graders are you interested in Cheering with the VHS Cheer Squad next year? Come to a parent and student meeting On Wednesday, March 21st at 6pm in the VHS Gym.

 

We are super excited about our upcoming Super Saturday on March 10th, from 8-12; pizza lunch will be provided. We will be offering multiple sessions for you to choose from.

Dance Drill workshop in conjunction with Vaca High.

Craft Time: Fun with a Glue Gun

Craft Time:  Crocheting

Drama Club: Will be meeting to work on blocking their stage production.  

Guitar Lessons: Must provide your own Guitar

Homework Help: with Ms. Robinson, Mrs. Tafuro or Ms. Cook.

You can pick up a permission slip from the front office or reply to this email to let Mrs. Thiessen know that you plan on attending and then you can fill out a permission slip Saturday morning, space will be limited and supplies need to be prepared. See you there!

 

Drill Team Pictures will be taken for the yearbook today after school.  If you have participated in Drill Team this year, stop by Mrs. Thiessen's room to pick up your picture packet.

 

Any 7th or 8th grade girl interested in playing basketball at Vaca high school should come to the meeting on Friday at lunch in the Library! You will meet your coaches and get information about workouts coming up! Can't wait to see you then.

 

PAR store will be open during both lunches on Mon. March 12th

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Published: 3/7/18




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Get involved in a Project 7 Bible Club, and you’ll know it’s right where you’re meant to be! From serving the community and helping others, to learning more about yourself and the Bible, P7 is the ultimate club for finding that extra dose of purpose and meaning for your life. P7 is moving their meeting times to Friday during 8th grade lunch.  7th graders are invited to attend and will be given a pass to miss their study hall. So be there—and get ready to know you’re right where you belong.

 

Attention all 8th graders are you interested in Cheering with the VHS Cheer Squad next year? Come to a parent and student meeting On Wednesday, March 21st at 6pm in the VHS Gym.

 

We are super excited about our upcoming Super Saturday on March 10th, from 8-12; pizza lunch will be provided. Super Saturday is a great way to clear up your absences and also have some fun. We will be offering multiple sessions for you to choose from.

Dance Drill workshop in conjunction with Vaca High.

Craft Time: Fun with a Glue Gun

Craft Time:  Crocheting

Drama Club: Will be meeting to work on blocking their stage production.  

Guitar Lessons: Must provide your own Guitar

Homework Help:

You can pick up a permission slip from the front office or reply to this email to let Mrs. Thiessen know that you plan on attending and then you can fill out a permission slip Saturday morning, space will be limited and supplies need to be prepared. See you there!

 

There is no anime club meeting today after school.  We'll see you after school next week in c13!

 

Drill Team Pictures will be taken for the yearbook this Thursday March 8th.  If you have participated in Drill Team this year, stop by Mrs. Thiessen's room to pick up your picture packet and plan on staying after school Thursday to be a part of our group photo.

 

Any 7th or 8th grade girl interested in playing basketball at Vaca high school should come to the meeting on Friday at lunch in the Library! You will meet your coaches and get information about workouts coming up! Can't wait to see you then.

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Attention 7th Graders:

Please turn the form into your 5th period teacher with a parent signature by this Friday, March 2nd.  If you do not get your form in by March 2nd, the counseling office will still take them until the end of the year, however, forms turned in on time have first priority of elective choices.

If you have any questions please come see Mrs. Ayala in counseling before school, lunch or after school!

 

Any 7th grader interested in running for Student Council for next year there will be a mandatory informational meeting on Mon. March 5th during study hall.  Room C12.  Any questions see Mrs. Harrison.

 

Get involved in a Project 7 Bible Club, and you’ll know it’s right where you’re meant to be! From serving the community and helping others, to learning more about yourself and the Bible, P7 is the ultimate club for finding that extra dose of purpose and meaning for your life. P7 is moving their meeting times to Friday during 8th grade lunch.  7th graders are invited to attend and will be given a pass to miss their study hall.  So be there—and get ready to know you’re right where you belong.

 

We are super excited about our upcoming Super Saturday on March 10th, from 8-12; pizza lunch will be provided. Super Saturday is a great way to clear up your absences and also have some fun. We will be offering multiple sessions for you to choose from.

Dance Drill workshop in conjunction with Vaca High. Vaca High will have their Drill Team here teaching technique and a mini routine for those who are interested in learning more about this great high school program.  High school tryouts are coming up so this would be a great way to get some technique in before tryouts.  

Craft Time: Fun with a Glue Gun  Use recycled items, wire, beads and wood to create fun and functional art. Bring you imagination and any odds and ends you’d like to incorporate into your art work.  Glue guns and glue sticks will be provided.  

Craft Time:  Crocheting  Come learn the art of crocheting your own mini project.  

Drama Club: Will be meeting to work on blocking their stage production.  

Guitar Lessons: Must provide your own Guitar

Homework Help:  Are some of you worried about keeping your grades up? Well, we even have an option for you. Come on down and get some extra help with that missing work or upcoming projects that just seem to be weighing you down.

 

You can pick up a permission slip from the front office or reply to this email to let Mrs. Thiessen know that you plan on attending and then you can fill out a permission slip Saturday morning, space will be limited and supplies need to be prepared. See you there!

 

End of third quarter is on March 16th. Get you missing work done and turned in!

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Published: 2/28/18




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The Winter Sports banquet will be Tuesday, February 27th at 7pm. The basketball and wrestling  teams will be recognized for their season. All members of the teams should be there. Bring dessert for 6 to share. It’s a great evening!!

 

Any 7th grader interested in running for Student Council for next year there will be a mandatory informational meeting on Mon. March 5th during study hall.  Room C12.  Any questions see Mrs. Harrison


 

Attention 7th Graders:

Your 5th period teachers will be handing out the course request elective forms during study hall yesterday.  Please fill out all of the information including 3 elective choices.  1 being your first choice and 3 being your last choice, you cannot repeat any elective that you have already had (unless it is choir, band or orchestra).  Just remember that 8th graders have priority and counseling will work hard to give you your first and second choices.  BUT….if you do not turn in the form, then counseling will choose the elective for you.

Please turn the form into your 5th period teacher with a parent signature by this Friday, March 2nd.  If you do not get your form in by March 2nd, the counseling office will still take them until the end of the year, however, forms turned in on time have first priority of elective choices.

If you have any questions please come see Mrs. Ayala in counseling before school, lunch or after school!

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Published: 2/26/18




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Hello VUSD Families,

 

The recent school shooting in Florida is a horrible reminder that our worst nightmare is happening more and more. As we move forward through our fear for our own children and grief for families at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, I wanted to share what VUSD has and will continue to do to address school safety.

 

School violence is a complex issue. As a district we have worked to identify the aspects of school violence beyond legislation that we can directly control and impact in our schools.

 

As adults, the action that we can take today which serves as the foundation for a positive school climate is helping students understand the importance of respect, compassion, understanding and support of each other; face to face, on social media, at school and at home. We can model this behavior and help students look for understanding of each other. Our schools serve students with a wide range of emotional, physical and intellectual needs and it is important that we foster a culture that is inclusive of everyone. Sometimes behaviors we witness are misunderstood or present an opportunity to provide a student with needed support. However, consistent and understood consequences for students who choose to threaten, demean or bully others at school or online is also key.

 

A consistent and clear emergency response plan is also vital in keeping our students safe and addressing any potential threat on campus. We are in our fourth year of practicing the Standard Response Protocols (Lockdown, Lockout, Evacuate, Shelter). This plan was developed with guidance from the Vacaville Police Department. Vacaville PD is at the center of all our emergency responses and their expertise and support has been invaluable. A police sergeant and four school resource police officers are based on school campuses and serve all of our schools with safety and crime issues. Our emergency plan also includes monthly drills for students and staff as well as trainings for parents. I invite you to attend our next parent-training event on February 27th at 5:30 PM at 401 Nut Tree Road.

 

Our 2017-18 educational plan (LCAP) has also included funding and programing to systemically address social and emotional wellness for students. Each school has adopted systems of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) that include teaching positive behaviors and offering a wide range of supports to fit each individual student’s needs. This includes sixteen mental health clinicians, therapists, and interns, school counselors, deans at secondary schools and school administration. The City of Vacaville also has a community service officer, two master social workers, family support workers and program managers who work to serve and support VUSD students as well.

 

Positive school climate and safety is an ongoing effort that must be the highest priority for the school district, parents, students, city and our community. Supporting students positively as they grow not only effects our school environment but our city as a whole.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about safety, please reach out to your school principal, district administration listed below or myself.

 

Director of Student Attendance and Welfare- Ramiro Barron (707) 453-7126 ext. 226

Assistant Superintendent of Student Services- Kim Forrest (707) 453-7201

Director of Community Engagement (emergency response)- Jennifer Leonard (707) 453-6155

 

Sincerely,

Jane Shamieh

Superintendent

Vacaville Unified School District

(707)453-6101

janes@vacavilleusd.org

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Published: 2/16/18




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School shootings are a terrifying thought for every parent and educator. Student safety is always in the forefront for us as a community. Given yesterday's tragic events in Florida, we thought we would share the following upcoming events that are part of our annual calendar to address school safety. 
The first is our district wide Emergency Operations Center Training on February 27th that includes all of our schools and departments in executing an EOC with the focus on the logistics of keeping our students safe and accounted for in a disaster. 

The second is an informational meeting for parents, reviewing our Standard Response Protocols as well as our Standard Reunification Method Protocols, also on February 27th from 5:30-7:00 PM in the Educational Services Center Board Room at 401 Nut Tree Road. 

Finally, March 15th is our annual district-wide school Lockdown Drill. The drills will be happening throughout the day at every school site. Each site creates a different scenario to practice each year, for example a school might elect to trigger the drill during passing period or recess rather than in the classroom so that students can practice the procedures under various circumstances. 

The Vacaville Police Department is an integral partner in keeping our kids safe. All of our protocols are created in collaboration with VPD. More information about VUSD's emergency response protocols can be found at http://www.vacavilleusd.org/SRP. Please feel free to contact Jennifer Leonard at (707)453-6155 with any questions or comments.

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Posted by: Rae Ann Quinata, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 2/15/18




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Join the Jepson Music Boosters for the annual USO Show, March 9 or 10 in the gym, from 6:00- 9:00 PM. Tickets available in the front office.

 

February is Black History Month. Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.

 

8th Graders - Interested in being a part of Vacaville High School's Student Council?  This student leadership group helps to plan campus activities and run student government.  Applications are available in Counseling and due March 29.  You can turn applications back into the front office or in counseling.

 

Progress reports will be distributed Friday during 7th period. There is school on Friday, but we will be off all next week.

 

Please help keep our campus clean. Pick up your garbage so the seagulls stay away.

 

Tardy sweeps are beginning. Check the posters in your classrooms. Be on time and be ready to work when the bell rings.

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Posted by: Ms Terresa Cook
Published: 2/14/18




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CONGRATULATIONS to our January Perfect attendance award winners!

Kaitlyn Roser, Kyle Thai, Vinny Fortunato, and Galilea Montano Amador

 

Here’s Evan with the weather. (Pause)

 

8th Graders - Interested in being a part of Vacaville High School's Student Council?  This student leadership group helps to plan campus activities and run student government.  Applications are available in Counseling and due March 29.  You can turn applications back into the front office.

 

We are having a drill this morning during 1st period. Please listen to your teacher and follow directions carefully.

 

Progress reports will come out on Friday. Next week is our President’s Break, with the whole week off.

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Posted by: Ms Terresa Cook
Published: 2/12/18




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Hello VUSD Parents and Guardians,

The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) connects the funding we receive to the goals we’ve established, and it outlines the ways we measure progress. Parent/guardian input is a critical component to the plan. Academic success for each student requires a collaborative partnership between parents/guardians and schools.

Please take a few moments to share your feedback and priorities with us by completing one survey for each school your student(s) attend(s).  (2 surveys for 2 different schools, etc.)

SURVEY AT: https://goo.gl/forms/2SovZX O9KAH0PjXv1
Thank you for partnering with us in your student’s education.

 

Sincerely,

Superintendent
Jane Shamieh


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Saludos a nuestros Padres/Guardianes de VUSD,

El Plan de Control Local de Responsabilidad (LCAP, por sus siglas en inglés) conecta los fondos que recibimos a los objetivos que hemos establecidos y describe las maneras en que medimos el progreso.  El aporte de los padres/guardianes es un componente crítico del plan. El éxito académico de cada estudiante requiere una asociación colaborativa entre los padres/guardianes y las escuelas.

Por favor tómese unos momentos para compartir su retroalimentación y prioridades con nosotros completando una encuesta para cada escuela a la que su alumno(os) asista.  (2 encuestas para 2 escuelas diferentes, etc.)

Gracias por ser parte de la educación de su estudiante.  

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Gracias por asociarse con nosotros en la educación de su hijo.

 

Sinceramente,

Superintendente 
Jane Shamieh

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 2/9/18




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Want to send a box of sweethearts and a nice note to a friend during Kindness week? Student Activities students will be at lunch today through Tuesday selling Candygrams. Each candygram costs $1 and will be delivered to during Study Hall on February 15. All money raised will go towards Pennies for Patients.

 

8th Graders - Interested in being a part of Vacaville High School's Student Council?  This student leadership group helps to plan campus activities and run student government.  Applications are available in Counseling and due March 29.  You can turn applications back into the front office.

 

Enjoy the great weather, but be mindful of the fact that the flu is still going around. Stay home if you are ill and make sure you wash your hands often.

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Published: 2/7/18




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8th Graders - Interested in being a part of Vacaville High School's Student Council?  This student leadership group helps to plan campus activities and run student government.  Applications are available in Counseling and due March 29.  You can turn applications back into the front office.

 

Today is the first day of National School Counseling Week.  Your counselor's want to remind you that they are here to help.  As Harriet Tubman once said, "Every dream begins with a dreamer.  Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."  Counselors are here to help you explore your dreams and how to achieve them.

 

The date of the National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony has been moved from February 15 to Tuesday February 13th.  Please share with your parents that the date has been moved.  Thank you.

 

We are so excited for Jepson to be participating in Pennies for Patients again this year! The money raised goes straight to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. By collection donations they are able to find effective cancer therapies that, over the last 50 years, have increased the childhood leukemia survival rate from 3% to 90%. Keep bringing in your change to support the cause! Next pick up will be Thursday during study hall.

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Published: 2/5/18




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That moment when you realize you’re right where you belong ...

      Get involved in Project 7 Bible Club, and you’ll know it’s right where you’re meant to be! From serving the community and helping others, to learning more about yourself and the Bible, P7 is the ultimate club for finding that extra dose of purpose and meaning for your life. We meet in E19 on Wednesdays during 8th Grade Lunch, and we’ve been waiting for YOU! So be there—and get ready to know you’re right where you belong.

 

We are so excited for Jepson to be participating in Pennies for Patients again this year! The money raised goes straight to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. By collection donations they are able to find effective cancer therapies that, over the last 50 years, have increased the childhood leukemia survival rate from 3% to 90%. Keep bringing in your change to support the cause! First pick up will be this Thursday!

 

The date of the National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony has been moved from February 15 to Tuesday February 13th.  Please share with your parents that the date has been moved.  Thank you.

Forms were due yesterday to A2, Mrs. Herman.

 

We have lots of clothing items and other things in our lost and found. Stop by the front office to claim your lost items.

 

End of third quarter progress report period is Feb. 9th, a week from Friday. Make sure you have all your missing work turned in.

 

Seagulls are lessening so you must be doing a tiny bit better on throwing your trash away. Keep it up so you can have a poop-free lunch time.

 

If you have a class in F hall, you’ll be changing classrooms next Monday. Listen to the news and check with your teacher to know where to go.

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Posted by: Ms Terresa Cook
Published: 1/31/18




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Join the January Special Education Parent Meeting supporting student success through equitable access, collaboration and empowerment. 

 

Come and listen to information from guest speaker officer Jeremy Johnson of the Vacaville Police Department regarding the “Puzzle Project”. This project started by officer Johnson is slated to strengthen ties between the police and the special needs community. 

 

Wednesday, January 31st 

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm 

Orchard Elementary School Library 805 Orchard Ave. 


Questions? Call or email: 

Angel Giroux-Greber 

Special Needs Parent Liaison 

(707)453– 6172 

AngelG@vacavilleusd.org 


Child Care provided by district paraprofessionals 

Light refreshments served.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 1/30/18




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Students, as you have noticed, our seagull populations has increased at lunch.  This is largely due to the amount of trash and food being left on the ground outside during lunch time.  Remember, what goes in a seagull, comes out a seagull.  Let’s try to be better about cleaning up after ourselves after lunch.

 

That moment when you realize you’re right where you belong ...

Get involved in Project 7 Bible Club, and you’ll know it’s right where you’re meant to be! From serving the community and helping others, to learning more about yourself and the Bible, P7 is the ultimate club for finding that extra dose of purpose and meaning for your life. We meet in E19 on Wednesdays during 8th Grade Lunch, and we’ve been waiting for YOU! So be there—and get ready to know you’re right where you belong.

 

Attention National Junior Honor Society candidates: your packets and your teacher recommendations are due this Wednesday, January 31. Please don't forget to get them in! Don't miss out on this important opportunity! You know you deserve recognition for all of your hard work!!

 

We are so excited for Jepson to be participating in Pennies for Patients again this year! The money raised goes straight to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. By collection donations they are able to find effective cancer therapies that, over the last 50 years, have increased the childhood leukemia survival rate from 3% to 90%. Keep bringing in your change to support the cause! First pick up will be this Thursday!

 

We have a dance coming up, here’s a video about it. (pause)

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Published: 1/29/18




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Attention all candidates for the National Junior Honor Society: Please make sure to read the information that you received in your packets carefully.  Get those forms in to Mrs. Herman in A-2 by January 31!  Choose two teachers to give the recommendation forms to as soon as possible.  Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to be a part of something truly special.

 

We are super excited about this month's Super Saturday this weekend on January 27, from 8-12; pizza lunch will be provided. Super Saturday is a great way to clear up your absences and also have some fun. We will be offering multiple sessions for you to choose from.

 

· Vaca High will have their Drill Team here teaching technique and a mini routine for those who are interested in learning more about this great high school program.

·  Attention 8th graders, you will soon be studying the Holocaust in your English classes and we have a session just for you. We will look at the background to this period of history. The Major players and the events and ideals that led to the murder of millions. This is a great way to get ahead for those discussion groups.

·  Are some of you worried about keeping your grades up? Well we even have an option for you. Come on down and get some extra help with that missing work or upcoming projects that just seem to be weighing you down.  

·  There is also two super crafty option. We will offer a rock painting class and another session on learning how to carve carve rubber stamps. Supplies will be provided, all you need is patience!  

·  This just in. We will also have a musical option. Mr. York will be offering guitar lessons. You must provide your own guitar.

You can pick up a permission slip from the front office or see Mrs. Theissen. See you there!

 

This Thursday, please come to G-33 during your 8th Grade lunch. Coach Pop will be here discussing your upcoming 2018 Freshmen Football Season.

 

Reminder to those 8th graders who are applying for AVID - applications are due today in counseling!  Thursday, January 25.

 

Pennies for Patients kicks off today during Study Hall! Here's Student Activities with more info!  (pause)

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Posted by: Ms Terresa Cook
Published: 1/24/18




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Anime Club will meet after school today, January 23, in C13.

 

This Thursday, please come to G-33 during your 8th Grade lunch. Coach Pop will be here discussing your upcoming 2018 Vaca High Freshmen Football Season.

 

Attention all candidates for the National Junior Honor Society: Please make sure to read the information that you received in your packets carefully. Get those forms in to Mrs. Herman in A-2 by January 31! Choose two teachers to give the recommendation forms to as soon as possible. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to be a part of something truly special.

 

We are super excited about this month's Super Saturday this weekend on January 27, from 8-12; pizza lunch will be provided. Super Saturday is a great way to clear up your absences and also have some fun. We will be offering multiple sessions for you to choose from.

 

·         Vaca High will have their Drill Team here teaching technique and a mini routine for those who are interested in learning more about this great high school program.

·         Attention 8th graders, you will soon be studying the Holocaust in your English classes and we have a session just for you. We will look at the background to this period of history. The Major players and the events and ideals that led to the murder of millions. This is a great way to get ahead for those discussion groups.

·         Are some of you worried about keeping your grades up? Well we even have an option for you. Come on down and get some extra help with that missing work or upcoming projects that just seem to be weighing you down.  

·         There is also two super crafty option. We will offer a rock painting class and another session on learning how to carve carve rubber stamps. Supplies will be provided, all you need is patience!  

·         This just in. We will also have a musical option. Mr. York will be offering guitar lessons. You must provide your own guitar.

You can pick up a permission slip from the front office or see Mrs. Theissen. See you there!

 

Today Basketball travels to Golden West and Wrestling hosts Vaca Pena.  Come out and support the Jaguars.

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Posted by: Ms Terresa Cook
Published: 1/22/18




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Gill Van Attenhoven, an attorney and the Director of Training for the California Narcotic Officers Association will be giving a “don't miss “presentation about opioids and other drugs. Vacaville Police Sergeant Todd Dye, will also be speaking about opioid and drug use in Vacaville.
High school students, parents and community members are encouraged to attend to help raise awareness regarding opioids and other drugs that are killing children.

VUSD PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION EVENT

January 25, 2018 @ 6:00 - 7:30 pm 401 Nut Tree Road, Vacaville 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 1/22/18




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Save the Date.  Super Saturday will be this month on January 27.  Plan on coming down and participating in some great activities, eating pizza, and making up absences from earlier in the year.

 

Solano Clash wrestling tournament takes place here at Jepson on Friday the 19th. Wrestlers, please check the Jepson Wrestling Facebook page for what donations are needed.

 

An informational meeting for girls soccer will be this Friday, Jan. 19th in the gym during both lunches.

 

Today we have a rally during both lunches. In order to accomodate, we will have a Monday/Friday bell schedule with study hall tied to lunch.

 

If you lost a camera in the parking lot yesterday, please see a secretary in the front office to identify.

 

Report cards went out yesterday. If you were absent ask your 7th period teacher or see the counseling office. IF you didn’t get one, you probably owe a fine. You can pay fines in the library.

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Published: 1/17/18




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Save the Date.  Super Saturday will be this month on January 27.  Plan on coming down and participating in some great activities, eating pizza, and making up absences from earlier in the year.

 

Solano Clash wrestling tournament takes place here at Jepson on Friday the 19th. Wrestlers, please check the Jepson Wrestling Facebook page for what donations are needed.

 

An informational meeting for girls soccer will be this Friday in the gym during both lunches.

 

Flu season is upon us. Wash your hands!! Please cough into a tissue or your elbow, not on someone else. Don’t share water bottles and STAY HOME if you are sick, don’t bring it to school!

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Posted by: Ms Terresa Cook
Published: 1/12/18




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ATS Testing offered at Jepson

Willis Jepson is offering the ATS (Academic Talent Search) Test on March 14th from 1:45 - 3:00 IN THE library.  The deadline to sign up is March 2, 2018 and the cost is $15.  Sign ups can be made through Jepson counseling - 453-6282. ATS is fun, interactive, summer program offered at Sac State.  For more information please see the flyer and registration form.  

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Published: 1/11/18




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Pre-enrollment for Buckingham Charter Magnet High School is now open through January 31st.

“Buckingham empowers students by providing a rigorous, relevant education and curriculum to become future-ready global contributors through the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics.”

 

BCMHS admissions details

School Mint registration portal

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 1/10/18




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Human Trafficking flyer

Come learn about human trafficking in our community and how to protect yourself and your child, Wednesday, January 17th 6:00-9:00 PM.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 1/10/18




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Wrestling will compete in their first meet on Saturday, Jan. 13th at Bella Vista HS in Fair Oaks. There will be JV and Varsity slots. Good luck Jags! Bring home another trophy!

 

Jan. 12-14th our boys and girls basketball teams will travel to C.A. Jacobs in Dixon for their basketball tournament. Good luck Jags.

 

Here’s some information from Club Live about a video they need volunteers for. (Pause)

 

Flu season is upon us. Please watch this video for some important information about washing your hands. (Pause) Please cough into a tissue or your elbow, not on someone else. Don’t share water bottles and STAY HOME if you are sick, don’t bring it to school!

 

Here’s a video about a student who did something nice!

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Posted by: Ms Terresa Cook
Published: 1/10/18




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Please follow the schedule you were given on the last day of school in December.  Remember, we will not be doing elective or class changes.  If for some reason you have a period with no class assigned, please go to counseling to fix that.  School Loop also should reflect your updated class schedule.

 

H hall is now open.  Please be mindful of fence lines on campus as some projects are still going on.

 

This week in study hall we will be reviewing our Do the Right Thing lessons.  The purpose of the Do the Right Thing Lessons is so that everybody is reminded of those good habits and behaviors that lead to being successful in school.

 

Anime Club will be meeting after school in C13 tomorrow (Jan 9).  Our next meeting will be in two weeks on January 23rd.  Please mark your calendars!   See you all there!

 

Today basketball hosts Sierra Vista here, with the ladies playing first.  Come on out and support your Jaguars.

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Published: 1/9/18




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8th grade students interested in attending Buckingham Charter Magnet High School next year should attend an informational meeting on Friday, December 15th during study hall, in the library. Representatives from Buckingham High School will be there to make a short presentation about Charter Schools, block scheduling, classes, sports, clubs and more. Please sign up in the counseling office if you are interested in going to Buckingham next year! Students who do not sign up prior to the meeting will not be able to attend.

 

Here’s Gabi with the weekend weather. (pause)

 

Today, December 14th, the wrestling team and both basketball teams travel to Vaca Pena.  Good luck to all our winter athletes as league games get under way.

 

Here’s Noah with a positive story for you. (pause)

 

We’re coming up on the end of the 2nd quarter and the end of the first semester. Get those assignments turned in and taken care of before break!

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Posted by: Ms Terresa Cook
Published: 12/13/17




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Hello Jaguars.  Do you want to have some fun in a friendly non competitive environment? Come join The Jepson Chess Club.  All levels are welcome including complete beginners.  I will be happy to teach you.  We will be meeting in A-3 during A lunch every Friday.  Feel free to bring your lunch.  7th grade students with permission from  their study hall teachers may see me for a pass before each meeting.  Thanks, Mr. York

 

Remember all Dance Drill Team Members that practices will begin December 5th and run Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  We will also be practicing at Super Saturday for the upcoming basketball season.  

 

We’re looking forward to seeing you at Super Saturday. You have to sign up prior to Saturday, we need your parent’s signature on the form. Turn in your form to the front office or Mrs. Thiessen. There are five sections to choose from:

Dance Drill team - Vaca High will be here to teach technique and a mini routine.

Felt Christmas ornaments - We’ll be making cute felt ornaments for Christmas. All supplies will be provided. Stop by Ms. Cook’s room to check out what’s in store for you.

History of Mexico - Mr. Powers will be conducting an in depth study of Mexico, using primary sources, a documentary and including how Mexico is viewed today.

History of Chinese Tombs- Ms. Kari is using an interactive program to learn about Chinese tombs and the monuments that have been found there. You’ll also be creating your very own replica of the artifacts.

Homework Help - Just need some more time to get school work done and caught up before break? We’ll have a homework tank available to you.

Lunch is provided and the sessions run from 8:00- 12:15. Come out for some fun!

 

8th grade students interested in attending Buckingham Charter Magnet High School next year should attend an informational meeting on Friday, December 15th during study hall, in the library.  Representatives from Buckingham High School will be there to make a short presentation about Charter Schools, block scheduling, classes, sports, clubs and more.  Please sign up in the counseling office if you are interested in going to Buckingham next year!  Students who do not sign up prior to the meeting will not be able to attend.

 

Attention 7th and 8th grade students: If you would like to be a TA for the Spring semester, stop by counseling and pick up an application.  They are due by December 8th.  7th graders - if you have not taken Health and Computers, you are not eligible to be a TA until next year.

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Published: 12/6/17




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Good Morning Jaguars!  I’m Madison and Corinne with the Jag News Team.

 

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 5th. Please stand for the pledge.

 

Attention 7th and 8th grade students: If you would like to be a TA for the Spring semester, stop by counseling and pick up an application. They are due by December 8th. 7th graders - if you have not taken Health and Computers, you are not eligible to be a TA until next year. 

 

We are super excited about this month's Super Saturday. Super Saturday is a great way to clear up your absences and also have some fun. We will be offering multiple sessions for you to choose from this week on December 9.

  1. Vaca High will have their Drill Team here teaching technique and a mini routine for those who are interested in learning more about this great high school program.
  2. Or you can learn about the History of Mexico! We will be reading some primary sources and newspaper articles, watching a documentary, and talking about how Mexico came to be the country it is today. We will also look at Mexico’s relationship with the United States and how that has changed over time, including how people talk about Mexico right now in 2017! So if you’re interested in learning more about the country that used to own the land you’re standing on right now, come on over!
  3. Also available for you will be an interactive exploration of Chinese tombs that will include video clips and the creating replicas of some artifacts.
  4. Are some of you worried about getting your grades up before the break? Well we even have an option for you. Come on down and get some extra help with that missing work or upcoming projects that just seem to be weighing you down.
  5. There is also a super crafty option. Believe it or not, but Christmas is just around the corner! We will help you get in the holiday season by teaching you how to sew adorable felt tree ornaments. Supplies will be provided, all you need is patience!

Sign up with Mrs. Thiessen or in the front office as soon as you can, space will be limited and supplies need to be prepared. See you there!

 

Remember all Dance Drill Team Members that practices will begin today and run Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. We will also be practicing at Super Saturday for the upcoming basketball season.

 

Construction Update:  Today you will find A Hall classes back into their permanent classrooms, and H hall classes into temporary housing.  Our Music classes are now out in the P wing, as well as Mrs. Maillard, Mrs. Frazier and Mrs. Wylie.  If you are confused where to go, ask a campus monitor.

 

There will be an anime club meeting today after school. There will be no meeting next Tuesday, 12/12. We will be discussing our end of the semester party. Please come by!

 

Have a great day! 

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Posted by: Ms Terresa Cook
Published: 12/4/17




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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 12/1/17




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Mrs. Begley
This Teacher Tuesday, we shine a light on Tracy Begley who is a phenomenal educator and truly a joy to work with. Tracy has been a teacher for 17 years. She teaches the Newcomer class at Willis Jepson, a class for students who are new to the Unites States. Tracy has helped students from Peru, Russia, Vietnam, China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Liberia, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, the Philippines, Iran, Iraq, India and Afghanistan become acclimated, learn English and feel welcomed at school. Tracy was quoted as saying, “I want students to acquire English as quickly as possible, so they can get out there in the world and shine!” Tracy is known by her colleagues as a genuine and down-to-earth educator who is passionate about teaching. She also provides tremendous leadership and support for her fellow teachers as the President of Vacaville Teacher's Association. Thanks for all you do for staff and students Tracy!

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 11/28/17




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The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is the largest statewide survey of resiliency, protective factors, and risk behaviors in the nation. Students in grades 5, 7, 9 and 11 will be participating in the California Healthy Kids Survey between November 27 - December 21, 2017.  Parent information and consent forms will be sent home in November.  Click here for more information.

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Posted by: Rae Ann Quinata, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 11/16/17