The Van Buren County Health Department now has the Pfizer vaccine (for COVID-19) available for adolescents age 12-17 years. Please call 931-946-2438 for more information if you are interested in having your child vaccinated.
REMINDER FOR TOMORROW’S ABBREVIATED DAY: Our school buses will not be running routes tomorrow, Tuesday, May 25th during the abbreviated day. On this day report cards may be picked up for elementary students in the SES Gym, and for middle and high school students in the back lobby of the high school between 8-9am. If you sent a self-addressed and stamped envelope to school with your child it will be mailed to you. Report cards may also be picked up June 1-28 between the hours of 8-2. Thank you for your support during this unusual school year.
Our school buses will not be running routes next Tuesday, May 25th during the abbreviated day. On this day report cards may be picked up for elementary students in the SES Gym, and for middle and high school students in the back lobby of the high school between 8-9am. If you would like to receive your child’s report card through the mail, please send a self-addressed and stamped envelope to school with your child tomorrow. Report cards may also be picked up June 1-28 between the hours of 8-2. Thank you for your support during this unusual school year.
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: This is a reminder again that high school graduation will be open tomorrow, Friday, May 21st for all guests. Doors will open at 5:00pm and the ceremony will begin at 7:00pm.
MESSAGE FROM THE VAN BUREN COUNTY UT EXTENSION OFFICE: This summer, there will be a "Summer Adventure Challenge" and a "4-H is Sew Much Fun" opportunity for your 4th-8th grade 4-Hers. These are some fun-filled day camps that the 4-H office is offering. For more information and for dates and adventures please follow the Van Buren County Extension Facebook page or call the office at (931) 946-2435.
The FFA has a few more tomato plants, several peppers, and several flowers in the greenhouse. Come by the school this week between 8:00 and 3:00 and help us clean out our greenhouse while making your garden or just adding some color to your property. Your local FFA wants to thank you for your continued support!
Attention Junior and Senior Students and Families: The Van Buren County High School Senior graduation ceremony scheduled for this Friday, May 21st @ 7:00pm will now be open for all guests to attend. After the ceremony please exit the building as soon as possible to take pictures outside. We are excited to celebrate our seniors and are thankful you can be in attendance too.
Middle school boys basketball tryouts for any boy that will be in the 6th, 7th, or 8th grades next year will be Tuesday the 18th 3:00-4:30 & Wednesday the 19th 3:00-4:30. Tryouts will be in the auxiliary gym. Players should meet in the high school gym & wait on Coach Baker to walk them over.
VBCYA tball, baseball, & softball registrations are open until Tuesday, May 18th. You can register anytime online at vbcya.com In-person registrations are posted on the vbcya Facebook page.
NO SCHOOL - MONDAY, MAY 17th & MONDAY, MAY 24th: This message is to let you know that the next two Mondays: Monday, May 17th & Monday, May 24th will be Professional Development days for teachers and staff. Students will not report to school on these days. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we have navigated this past year. We hope your students enjoy these final days of school! Thank you!
LEAPS AFTERSCHOOL PARENT SURVEY: As part of ongoing evaluation work, UT SWORPS is conducting the Parent/Guardian Survey for 21st CCLC and LEAP funded Extended Learning Programs. Completing the survey will allow us to receive valuable feedback from parents and students who have benefited from the LEAPS After-School program. Parents and guardians of ALL students who attended the program even for only one day are invited to participate. The survey link will remain open until May 24th. Please click on the following link to take the survey: http://tiny.utk.edu/PARENT You will have to enter code 797 for SES students or code 815 for VBHS students. We need as much participation as possible. Thank you!
BEN LOMAND SERVICE AREA INTERNET DISCOUNT PROGRAM FOR ALL VAN BUREN COUNTY SCHOOLS' STUDENTS: If you live in a Ben Lomand Connect service area this is important information, if not please disregard. On May 12th (tomorrow), the federal government kicks off the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBBP), a discount internet program offering up to a $50 monthly discount on internet service to qualifying low income households. (*ALL Van Buren County students ARE ELIGIBLE due to our school system qualifying for the CLP program for school food services.) Before you apply, it is important to understand that the EBBP will end when the funds expire or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency, whichever comes first. Participating households will need to opt-in to continue receiving broadband services from their provider after the program ends. If a household chooses to continue receiving broadband service after the EBBP funds expire, they will be billed the broadband provider’s general monthly rate. For more information about this opportunity please click the link to view the full informational letter from Ben Lomand Connect: https://5il.co/si10 OR go directly to: www.getemergencybroadband.org for more information and to apply. OR call the local Ben Lomand Connect number at (931) 946-7794.
LEAPS AFTERSCHOOL CARE - The last day for the LEAPS after-school care program for this school year will be this coming Monday, May 10th. There will be no after-school care options for your student after that date for the remainder of the school year.
The White County football coaches will be at the school tomorrow at lunch to discuss the football program. Any student that will be in 7th-12th grade next year who is interested in playing football is invited to attend.
Every teacher and staff member who works for our school system helps to shape it! Join us next week, May 3-7, in thanking each and everyone for all the ways they serve our students, families, and community! Each day will have a special activity! Details may be found below or by clicking on this link: https://5il.co/s39w
The VBCYA scholarship application is due tomorrow, April 23rd, 2021. Applications should be turned in to Coach Sullivan by 3:00. No late applications will be accepted.
We would like to congratulate our very own Mrs. Kelly Lewis for receiving the 2021 Regional Coordinator of the Year award for the Upper Cumberland region from the Tennessee Department of Education -Coordinated School Health division! Mrs. Kelly has served as the Director of Coordinated School Health for Van Buren County Schools since 2012. She always does a fantastic job and truly cares about the health and well-being of our students, staff, and community. We are blessed and proud to have her as a part of the Eagle family! If you see Mrs. Kelly, be sure to thank her for all she does and let her know how much she is appreciated!
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR OF SCHOOLS: Van Buren County Schools will dismiss at 1:00pm tomorrow, Friday, March 19th, 2021 so that staff and students may attend funeral services for Tasha Nolt, an educational assistant at Spencer Elementary. There will be no LEAPS after-school care tomorrow evening.
REMINDER: "Tradition of Excellence" VBHS t-shirt sale orders are due tomorrow Thursday, March 18th.
VBHS T-shirt Sale: SES students should have brought home an order form this week. Orders are due by Thursday, March 18th. VBHS students should bring home an order form tonight. Please help support Van Buren County Schools.