Happy Thanksgiving from Van Buren County Schools! We gather on this day to be thankful for what we have, for the family we love, the friends we cherish, and for the blessings that will come. We are thankful for our faculty, staff, and students each and every day!
Van Buren County Schools will be CLOSED tomorrow, Tuesday, November 22, 2022 due to rising absenteeism. There will be no after-school care or basketball games this evening November 21st or tomorrow, November 22nd. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. We hope everyone has a safe and healthy Thanksgiving break!
Parents & Fans, At all middle school & high school basketball games going forward, we're asking for your help with the following: 1.) Sitting on or playing on the stage is not permitted. 2.) Shooting by younger kids or other non-participants in between quarters, at halftimes, or in between games is not permitted. 3.) No outside or personal basketballs are permitted in. This will help with #2 & also with dribbling & passing balls in the lobby, which also isn't permitted. Thank you for your help in these matters.
VBCYA basketball late registration ends tonight (Friday, November 4th) at midnight! Last chance to get signed up!
Van Buren County Schools will be dismissing at 12:30pm today, Monday, October 31st, due to an issue with the sewer system. There will be no after-school programs or practices this evening.
Veterans Day is two weeks from today. We would like to extend a special invitation to Veterans to join us that day for breakfast and Veterans Day Program. We ask that our families and students share this information with their special Veterans. Please call SES at 946-2171 to RSVP by Monday, November 7. The breakfast and Veterans Day Program will take place at Van Buren County High School.
VBCYA early basketball registration for this year is open one more day! After that the late registration fee is an additional $10! Open to players 4 years old (by 8/15/22) through high school seniors. Important dates to keep in mind: Registration ($35) = 10/11/22 - 10/28/22 Late Registration ($45) = 10/29/22 - 11/4/22 Draft 11/5/22 Season 12/3/22 - 2/11/22 Register today at: vbcya.com
The annual basketball shirt sale is going for only 24 more hours! Our nicest hoodies (vintage embroidered design) & sweatshirts (distressed screen print) ever! A brand new ladies only hooded tee! Deadline is Tuesday, October 25th at Midnight so get your orders in today! More info in the pics. https://gogearup.io/vbhs-bball22
Good Afernoon Parents/Guardians: The SY21-22 P-EBT cards processing started the week of July 30th and Summer P-EBT card processing started this week. Here is the link to the P-EBT portion of the TDHS website that has a wealth of information including contact information for both the SY 21-22 P-EBT and Summer P-EBT, https://www.tn.gov/humanservices/p-ebt.html . The TDHS would like parents to check on the status and distribution dates of benefits by using the P-EBT Parent Portal by visiting https://onedhs.tn.gov/parent or calling the hotline 1-833-419-3210. Distribution dates are also shared on the THDS website, and on TDHS Facebook and Twitter accounts. Below are some quick access numbers and links that may assist you: ~ Parent hotline/helpdesk number is 1-833-419-3210 ~ If you have discarded your card and need to request a new one, please visit www.connectebt.com to request a new P-EBT card or call 1 (888) 997-9444. You can also call the P-EBT assistance line at (833) 419-3210. ~If you have discarded your card and need to request a new one, please visit www.connectebt.com to request a new P-EBT card or call 1 (888) 997-9444. You can also call the P-EBT assistance line at (833) 419-3210. ~ If you think your student qualifies but you have not received funds on your card, call the P-EBT assistance line at (833) 419-3210. ~ Families who would like to appeal would access the Appeals Online Portal: https://appealsonline.dhs.tn.gov/Home/Login or call (833) 496-0661.
The Letterman Jacket guy will be at school in the morning at 8:00 to size anyone that wants to purchase a jacket this year. He can also help students with their order while he's there. There's no deposit necessary to order.
September is Attendance Awareness Month, but school attendance is important all year long! School attendance is essential to academic success, but too often students, parents, and schools don’t realize how quickly absences, excused or unexcused, can add up to academic trouble. Chronic absence— missing just 18 days per school year— can lead to third graders being unable to master reading, sixth graders failing courses, and ninth-graders dropping out of high school. This school year we are challenging our students to Strive for No More than Five absences for the entire school year!
The Tennessee Department of Education and Commissioner Penny Schwinn announced on Monday that the Van Buren County School District has been designated as an Exemplary District. This is the highest designation for a school district and is based on the state accountability determinations for the 2021-22 school year. Congratulations to the faculty, staff, and students at Spencer Elementary and Van Buren County High School and to the administrators of the Van Buren County School District on this high honor! We would also like to thank the parents and community partners who support and contribute to the education of our students! Thank you!
Middle school baseball tryouts will be this Thursday, September 15, 2022 at the high school baseball field from 3:00-4:30. Tryouts are open to any boy in grades 6th-8th. Please bring a glove and come properly dressed.
This school year we are challenging our students to Strive for No More than Five absences for the entire school year! Perfect attendance may seem impossible, but no more than five absences is achievable for most students! However, they can't do it alone! Students need someone at home supporting and encouraging them to be at school everyday and on time.
LABOR DAY WEEKEND BREAK - This is a reminder that Van Buren County Schools will be CLOSED tomorrow, Friday, September 2nd and Monday, September 5th for the Labor Day Break. Be safe and enjoy the long weekend!
StopIt Safety Reporting App - Van Buren County Schools has partnered with TN Risk Management to provide our students and community with an easy way to report incidents of school and student safety to administration and staff. StopIt is an app and web based safety reporting program. Reporters remain completely anonymous. You can find the app in the app store or by visiting https://appweb.stopitsolutions.com/login and searching for "Van Buren County Schools - Spencer, TN" Please explain to your students that this app is only to be used for legitimate safety concerns. False reports waste valuable time and resources and undermine the purpose behind the program. It is our desire that this program adds another layer of safety and security to our school system and helps us to mitigate problems and concerns. Thank you for your help in making our schools safer!
The Convoy of Hope, which serves all counties in the Upper Cumberland including Van Buren County, will be in Crossville, on Saturday, August 27. Please share this post with families in need.
Van Buren County Schools are happy to announce that the TN Dept. of Health's School Based Dental Prevention Program will be providing sealants, fluoride varnish, dental screenings, and education to our students in PreK through 8th grade starting in September! In order to participate in this awesome program, your child must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian. Consent forms have been sent home with all students in PreK-8th grade. If you have misplaced your child's form, please call Kelly Lewis at (931) 946-7371.
The first full week of school is busy, hectic, and sometimes even a little crazy! We all deserve a little fun after the work we have put in this week! We hope to see all of our students, families, staff, and faculty at the FREE Back to School Splash! See flyer below for details!
Good attendance habits pay off! From PreK to 12th grade, 80% of success is showing up on time and being ready to learn! We ask our parents, families, and community to encourage and support our students as they strive to arrive! Strong Attendance=Strong Students!