I am truly excited to be the next superintendent at Venus ISD, and to have the privilege of leading a fantastic group of educators. I would like to take this opportunity to share a little about who I am and what I believe.
Who I Am:
I have been married to my wonderful wife, Linda Marie, for 37 amazing years, and we are blessed to have two children and two grandchildren. Outdoor activities are a source of great joy; I enjoy lifting, and love to spend time on trails hiking, running, fast-packing and ultra-trail running. I want to be an accomplished sailboat operator someday. I love competition, regardless of what the nature of it is. My faith in God is my firm foundation as well as my daily inspiration.
My Professional Philosophy:
Education is the axis upon which a society rotates. Except for our worship of God and our service to one another, it is the utmost priority.
What I Believe:
I take the role of professional educator seriously and strive to be the best I can be. I am also a lifelong learner. More than a cliché, I believe that anyone who is truly an educator carries this characteristic. Leaders are readers, and I believe that every instructor of young people is a leader. I will frequently ask you what you are reading, and will readily share with you what I am reading. In that way we augment each other’s learning.
I am truly thankful for the opportunity to lead Venus ISD as we continue traditional values and embrace equally the blessings and challenges of growth.
The yearbook staff is currently selling senior recognition ads. The early-bird deadline to order is Friday, November 17th. Order forms are available in the office, or you can buy online via the link below. Please contact Ms. Stevenson (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Mark your calendars to attend the 2nd Annual Venus ISD vs City of Venus Football Game on Monday, November 27, 2017. Kickoff is at 6:30 PM at Bulldog Stadium. The price of admission is one unwrapped toy per person. All toys go to benefit local families in need. Come ready to have a great time, and cheer on the Venus ISD team!
Updated November 16, 2017
Thanksgiving Day is nearing and the Venus Independent School District Child Nutrition Department would like to invite parents, grandparents or other family members to join their student for the annual Thanksgiving meal.
Venus Primary and Venus Middle Schools will celebrate on Tuesday, November 14. Venus Elementary and High School will celebrate on Thursday, November 16.
Adults and visiting children may purchase a meal for $3.70.
We hope you will be able to join the students and staff at the campus of your choice. Please check with your child’s campus to what their exact meal time will be. You will need to check in at the front office and purchase your meal tickets before coming to the cafeteria. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Venus Child Nutrition Staff
November 6, 2017
Venus ISD is launching an innovative app to keep your children safer and make your morning easier. With the Here Comes the Bus app, you and your child will receive alerts when the bus is near!
The app is FREE to all parents. Download the Here Comes the Bus app from the iOS App Store or Google Play.
Check out our Bus Notification page for instructions on how to set it up!
Updated November 7, 2017
Venus ISD will host a meeting for parents of students in the Patriot Estates neighborhood to discuss recent changes to the bus routes. The meeting will be on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Venus Annex. The meeting will be at the beginning of the Patriot Estates Homeowners Association meeting. Please attend if you are able. We look forward to seeing you there!
Thank you to all that came out and participated in the VHS Cheer Clinic on Saturday, Oct 21. We will perform on Wednesday at the community pep rally, and then on Friday at both the district pep rally and at the game.
Wednesday: Meet at the flagpole on the football field immediately following the parade. I will have your tshirts. Wear blue or black shorts and your tennis shoes.
Friday: We will perform at the district pep rally at 9:30am. The schools will bring them over.
Parents, please arrive at the football field by 7pm Friday night for the game.
The kids are free to the game, but all others will pay general admission.
Thank you, and GO BULLDOGS!
Lacy Brown, VHS Cheer Coach
Parents and AWESOME Venus Bulldog football fans, the game times for Thursday's (Oct 19) games have changed. The Venus 7th Grade football Game at Alvarado will kickoff at 6 pm, and the 8th Grade game will begin at 7 pm. Game are subject to change Please look on:
The games will be played at...
Charles Head Stadium
1000 N. Cummings Drive
VHS Cheer is hosting a cheer camp on Sat. 10/21 from 1-4 in A gym at VHS. The cost is $25/participant and includes a t-shirt. Campers will perform at the community and district pep rallies and during the 1st quarter of the Homecoming Game. Click on the link below to register!
Greetings parents! Venus ISD is proud to announce that all Venus High School students will be issued Chromebooks for the 17-18 school year. Our goal is to provide equity in access to educational resources, and to provide our students with the means to help them learn most effectively.
All parents are invited to attend an informational presentation on the one to one technology roll-out for Venus High School at 8 pm on Monday August 14, 2017. This session will present general information about how technology will impact your students' learning.
Chromebooks will be issued to students at the dates and times below. In order for your student to receive a Chromebook, the student AND a parent/guardian must attend one of the distribution sessions, and pay the $15 technology usage fee at that time. The sessions will consist of a short instructional meeting for the student and parent, followed by the student receiving their Chromebook. Instructional meetings will begin on the hour and half hour, so try to arrive just before the hour or half hour to avoid a wait.
Chromebook Distribution Schedule
Tuesday August 22: 5 pm- 9 pm (last instructional meeting begins at 8:30 pm)
Wednesday August 23: 5 pm- 9 pm (last instructional meeting begins at 8:30 pm)
Thursday August 24: 5 pm- 8 pm (last instructional meeting begins at 7:30 pm)
Friday August 25: 9 am- 11 am (last instructional meeting begins at 10:30 am)
Friday August 25: 1 pm - 8 pm (last instructional meeting begins at 7:30 pm)
Peyton Marquez a 10 year old at Venus Elementary has had a very successful track and field season. As a member of the North Texas Bolts she competed in the shot put and discus. Her accomplishments included a District Championship, Regional Championship in Discus and placing third in the shot put at the regional meet. Due to her success at the district and regional meets, she qualified to compete at the National Championships held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando Florida. Peyton placed 11th in discus and 33rd in shot put at this competition. In July, Peyton competed at the AAU Junior Olympics in Ypsilanti, Michigan home of Eastern Michigan University. Where she was ranked 34th in the nation for 11 year old girls discus. As of August 1, 2017 Peyton also ranked 55th in the nation for 11 year old girls shot put. If you see Peyton please congratulate her on a very successful track and field season.
Online registration is now available for all returning VISD students. If your student is new to the district, please contact the campus front office, and they will help you get the process started. To begin the registration process, please login to your Skyward family Access account and follow the steps to complete the registration process. If you need your account access information you may call the campus front office and speak to the front desk, or contact the administration office and ask for Deanne Nettik.
Computer Lab open for Online Student Registration at the following times, due to construction most computer lab opportunities will be held at the High School and will be open to parents of all students.
August 14, 2017 6:00PM - 8:30PM VHS Freshmen Orientation (Freshmen Only)
August 15, 2017 12:30PM - 7:30PM
August 17, 2017 5:00PM - 7:30PM Venus Primary School
August 19, 2017 9:00AM - 3:00PM (Mayor's Back to School Fair)
August 22, 2017 9:00AM - 7:30PM
August 23, 2017 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Proof of Residence is now due, please provide your utility bill to your child's campus or email to email@example.com.
SEE WHAT E Z PAY CAN DO FOR YOU
E Z pay is so much more than an easy, convenient way to prepay your child’s lunch. This user friendly program will allow you to view how your child spent their lunch money, set up reminders when your child’s lunch account is running low, and view your child’s balance – ALL FOR FREE.
Let’s set up your child’s account now. You will need the student I.D. # of each child.
Go to https://www.ezschoolpay.com/www.ezschoolpay.com/
Register (follow prompts)
Set up my account (follow prompts)
Go to my student (add all students) - You will be able to set up a low balance reminder in this area.
In the view transactions area – You can view the days of purchase and the items that were purchased.
Billing set up/recurring payment is available if you wish to prepay your child’s account.
Paid Lunch Price Increases
Venus Primary and Elementary School - $2.65
Venus Middle School - $2.90 Venus High School - $2.95
This final rule updates the meal pattern and nutrition standards for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program to align them with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This rule requires schools to increase the availability of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free and low-fat fluid milk in school meals; reduce the level of sodium, saturated fat and Trans fat in meals; and meet the nutrition needs of school children within their calorie requirements. These improvements will be cost effective which will require paid lunch prices to increase. These changes are being made in an effort to enhance the diet and health of school children and to help minimize the childhood obesity and child diabetic trend. We look forward to serving your child.
VENUS ISD CHARGE POLICY
Field house near tennis courts and Bulldog Stadium for girls athletics to include:
Softball concession stand to include: