Parent-Teacher Conferences: As of now (5:00pm, 2/1) school will be on-time as scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, February 2nd, 2023. Parent-Teacher Conferences will be as scheduled tomorrow evening beginning at 3:30pm and ending at 7:00pm. -The Junior class will be selling soup and chili in the VBHS cafeteria. -Bookfair will be in the SES library. -PreK advisory council will meet at the preschool building at 5:30pm -Ms. Stephanie Sullivan will be available to help families order yearbooks or review benchmark data. -Ms. Kelly Lewis is hosting a clothing giveaway for students and families. We will make families aware as soon as possible if anything changes. Thank you!
Van Buren County Schools will be CLOSED tomorrow, Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 due to the threat of freezing rain overnight.
January is National Staying Healthy Month so it's a great time to highlight the 85210 Healthy Habits. The final habit is 0 sugary drinks. What you drink is as important as what you eat so it’s important to aim for 0 sugary drinks, which have a lot of added sugars and serve no nutritional purpose. Frequently drinking sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with weight gain, obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, kidney diseases, non-alcoholic liver disease, tooth decay and cavities, and gout, a type of arthritis. Limiting sugary drink intake can help individuals maintain a healthy weight and have healthy dietary patterns.
VB Basketball still has a few shirts left from their order! We have the following adult sizes in the crewneck sweatshirts ($38): XXL = 1 XL = 3 L = 3 S = 1 We have the following youth sizes in short-sleeved tees ($15): YXS = 1 YS = 2 YM = 2 YL = 2 AL = 1
January is National Staying Healthy Month so it's a great time to highlight the 85210 Healthy Habits. The fourth habit is 1 hour or more of physical activity. Get Ready, Set, Play! The options are endless when it comes to physical activity! Just come up with some things that your family likes to do together and get moving! For even greater benefits, try exercising outdoors! Some recent studies have found people report a higher level of vitality, enthusiasm, pleasure and self-esteem, and a lower level of tension, depression and fatigue, after they have walked outside. People who exercise outside also say they are more likely to exercise again than those who stay indoors. And, people who exercise outside do it more often, and for longer, than those who work out indoors.
January is National Staying Healthy Month so it's a great time to highlight the 85210 Healthy Habits. The third habit is 2 hours or less of screen time. While a lot of our school learning and work requires children, teens, and adults to be on computers, we can decrease the amount of free time that we spend in front of a screen. Limiting screen time can have the following health benefits: lower stress levels, improved sleep habits, better focus and brain function, increased physical activity, improved posture, and reduced eye strain.
Reminder - Van Buren County Schools will be CLOSED tomorrow, Monday, January 16th in observance of MLK Jr. day. Enjoy the long weekend and stay safe!
Van Buren County Schools will be CLOSED tomorrow, Friday, January 13th 2023 due to possible inclement weather.
January is National Staying Healthy Month so it's a great time to highlight the 85210 Healthy Habits. The second habit is 5 or more fruits and vegetables everyday. This is a good guideline for everyone, children, teens, and adults. Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is vitally important because they contain essential vitamins and minerals that you can't get anywhere else, they contain disease fighting antioxidants, and they are low calorie so they help prevent weight gain and obesity. One simple strategy to get your Daily 5 is to eat a fruit with breakfast, a fruit and veggie at lunch, and two veggies at supper. You can also throw in a healthy snack of a fruit or vegetable for good measure. If you or your children struggle with getting your daily 5, check out the tips below.
January is National Staying Healthy Month so it's a great time to highlight the 85210 Healthy Habits. The first habit is 8 Hours of Sleep each night. This is a good guideline for older teens and adults, but younger children and teenagers require even more sleep to function at their best. Take some time to look at your family's sleep habits and make adjustments to ensure that everyone is getting 8 hours or more of sleep each night. If you or your children struggle with getting a good night's sleep, check out the list of Eight Healthy Sleep Tips below.
Van Buren County Schools' CHRISTMAS BREAK dates to remember: Abbreviated Day - Friday, December 16, 2022 BUSES WILL NOT RUN Schools CLOSED: Monday, December 19, 2022 - Monday, January 2, 2023 Students Return - Tuesday, January 3, 2023
The 85210 Healthy Habits are a list of five simple, but sometimes challenging, habits that can help students, and even adults, live healthier lives. These daily healthy habits are especially beneficial for students because their bodies and minds are still developing! Beginning in January, CSH will share information about one of the five daily healthy habits of 85210 each month on Facebook and the school district website at vanburenschools.org. We invite our families and students to join us in incorporating these five daily healthy habits during 2023!
Van Buren County Schools' Families - Beginning after Christmas break, our school system will utilize Skyward and Thrillshare, our voice-call and text messaging system, to send out alerts to parents and guardians of students that are marked as absent for the school day. These alerts will go out each morning around 9:00am. This is done in an effort to keep parents informed of their students' absences. If you have any questions about your child's attendance, please call their school's front office. We hope this new ability will help emphasize the importance of good school attendance to our student's success.
Van Buren County Schools will be dismissing early at 1:30pm today (12/7) due to possible flooding. All after-school activities will be canceled for today. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
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.