WEEK OF DECEMBER 2, 2013
ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY: Academic eligibility will be checked on December 9. Check PowerSchool now and meet with teachers soon if you are in need of help.
AFTER SCHOOL HOURS: Students are not permitted to be in the building after 3:30 p.m. unless under the direct supervision of a faculty or staff member. Students remaining after 3:30 p.m. can wait in the main office.
The school building is closed after dismissal. Students are to go to their lockers and exit the building if they are not going to detention, tutoring, a club or activity meeting or a sports practice. Students waiting for a ride home are to go to the main office, and not be in the hallways unsupervised.
BOWLING TEAM: Bowling Team: we will be taking our team picture after school today (Wednesday, December 4). Please meet in the gym.
CAFETERIA: The cafeteria is open each morning by 6:45 a.m. Students may wait in the cafeteria until the school building opens at 7:50 a.m.
Students are reminded that they are not permitted to leave the cafeteria until the end of lunch. If you need to use the restroom, you must do so prior to reporting to lunch or after lunch is dismissed. If you need to meet with a teacher, you must go directly to the teacher or the teacher must meet you in the cafeteria.
CELL PHONES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES: Students are reminded that the policy on electronic device confiscation is that the item must be surrendered to the teacher.This includes any and all electronic devices. Failure to do so is not an option. Failure to surrender a device results in an in-school suspension.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Need to get in to the Christmas Spirit? Come hear and support your fellow Vikings at the Christmas Concert! It is this Tuesday, December 10 at 6 p.m. Bring your family and friends!
All students singing in the choir for the Christmas Concert will be receiving a pass in homeroom today. Rehearsal is today from 9:50-11:18 a.m. All students playing in the band for the Christmas Concert will also be receiving a pass in homeroom today. Rehearsal is today during 12th period.
CHRISTMAS ON CAMPUS: Friday is Christmas on Campus and it is also a $1 dress down day. Start getting your Santa and elf costumes ready and your favorite red, green, white, blue, and golds shirts. More detailed information will be sent to homerooms by Wednesday.
Yesterday, a group of underclassmen received invitations to participate in Christmas on Campus on Friday. There are several of these students who have not returned the RSVP. If you would like to accept the invitation and participate, you must return the RSVP to Ms. Latkovich today. If you cannot find her, take it to the main office and give to Mrs. Ealy.
COACH OF THE YEAR: Help Coach Storey win the Coach of the Year award. You can vote for Coach Storey once a day through December 7. We are asking all students to please take out their phones at this point and vote for Coach Storey. The link can be found on the home page of the VASJ website at www.vasj.com.
DETENTIONS: Detentions may be served this week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in room 301 from 3:30-6 p.m.
DRESS CODE: Santa hats are not a part of the uniform and are not to be worn during the day, except for this Friday's Christmas on Campus dress down day.
A collared shirt is to be worn under sweatshirts or sweaters. The collar should be pulled out of the sweatshirt.
DRIVER'S EDUCATION: Drivers Education will be held at VASJ from December 13 through 20. Flyers are available in the main office.
EARLY ARRIVAL TO SCHOOL: If you arrive early you to school, you are advised to go down to the cafeteria prior to the building being open. At this time you can get your lunch tickets for the week, or just relax. When you wait outside you cause a clog in the parking lot area that can be a hazard, so please proceed to the cafeteria prior to 7:50 a.m.
EXAMS: The first semester final exams will take place Wednesday, December 18-Friday, December 20. Click here for more exam information.
HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE: The Holiday Toy Drive Collection begins today! Thank you to all of the families who brought toys to the parent-teacher conferences last Tuesday and helped us get a head start. This is an opportunity for us to show our Christmas spirit and to support the children in the city of Cleveland who may need a little extra cheer this holiday season. Toys will be collected each day this week. A raffle will take place on Friday for 4 tickets to the Cleveland Cavaliers game on Friday, December 23. You will receive a raffle ticket for each donation that you make this week. For today, bring your donations to the cafeteria during both lunch periods where Santa Claus and the TLC class will be collecting them.
LOST AND FOUND: Any items in the lost and found cabinet will be donated to goodwill on December 20. Check the cabinet for books, school supplies, sweatshirts, and other items that have been found.
LUNCH CARDS: Lunch cards can be purchased/picked up before school or at the end of the lunch period.
SERVICE: There are many new service opportunities posted on the ACT Service Group page of Schoology. Please check it out for up to date listings and details.
Arbor Elementary School on East 200th street in Euclid is in need of 6 students to help with their monthly Market Day Program on Thursday from 4 p.m.- 6 p.m. Service hours can be earned for this event. Students who are interested should contact Ms. Latkovich to let her know that you will be attending. If you are in need of transportation to Arbor Elementary school, see Ms. Latkovich
Two service opportunities exist this weekend at the Rosemary Center for any VASJ student. Saturday from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Check out the ACT Service Group on Schoology for complete information.
This Friday evening, the City of Euclid is hosting their annual Holiday Celebration for the community at the Shore Cultural Center from 5 p.m.- 9 p.m. VASJ will be represented at this event by sponsoring games and face painting for the children. Experienced face painters are desperately needed. Please see Ms. Latkovich ASAP to let her know if you are interested in attending. All students including freshmen can earn service hours by participating in this event.
STEMU PROGRAM: The Viking StemU Program is participating in Computer Science Week from December 9-12. How about taking one hour to learn the basics of writing code. Just sign up for KHAN ACADEMY, search for HOUR OF CODE and complete the course work. If you want to be included in a drawing to win one of 10 Chipotle or Subway cards worth $10 each, all you need to do is make Mr. Minadeo your coach in Khan Academy and complete the Hour of Code by midnight December 12. See Mr. Minadeo for his class code and to get assistance signing up for Khan Academy.
All students who went on the Cleveland State University Field Trip Tuesday must join the VIKING STEMU Schoology group to receive your instructions for your reflection which is due Friday by the end of the day to Mr. Minadeo or Mr. Martinko.
TLC: The TLC Class and Santa Claus will be collecting toys for tots today in the cafeteria during lunch. 1 raffle ticket will be given for each gift donated. The first raffle will take place this Friday for 4 tickets to the Cavaliers game on Monday December 23. Please help the TLC Class, The Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Lake Erie Monsters, help the children in need in the City of Cleveland this Christmas.
VENTURES: The next meeting of the Student Editorial Board for Ventures Literary Magazine will be Wednesday, December 4 after school in Mrs. Finkelson's room. Bring poster board, markers, and anything else you want to make publicity posters.
VIKING ATHLETICS: Students are admitted FREE to all regular season home sporting events with your student ID. If you need a replacement ID, the cost is $10. You need to pay Mrs. Conley in the Business Office, then see Mrs. Scheider with the receipt. It may take 24 hours to process, so don't wait.
WINTER SPORTS RALLY: Thursday, December 5 is an Ursuline schedule with the Winter Sports Rally at 1:45 p.m. You are allowed to wear your favorite VASJ spirit shirt, VASJ sweatshirt, or VASJ hoodie as your outer top layer over dress code bottoms. Let get pumped to support our winter teams.