This is a camp put on by your Venus Bulldog Coaching Staff, and will run June 24th, 25th, and 26th, 2019 from 9-11:30am. The staff will consist of both Middle School Coaches and High School Coaches. The camp is a NON-CONTACT camp with the sole goal of giving these Future Bulldogs the opportunity to develop the fundamentals of the game of Football. Each camper will receive individual attention in all aspects of the game and we will be emphasizing the importance of high character and sportsmanship.
Each athlete should wear shorts, t-shirt, socks, cleats, and a pair of shoes to wear inside if needed due to weather. (Mentioned equipment must be furnished by the camper)
Venus Bulldog Football Stadium (Located on 12 Bulldog Drive) When? Monday June 24th through Wednesday June 26th, 2019. Who can attend? All students entering grades 1-8 for the 2019-2020 school year
The cost to attend camp will be $10. Please have payment turned in by June 17th. Forms and Money can be turned in at the High School Front Desk
Please see the form below. For more information, contact Coach Terry Spray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Universities use SAT test results to make admission decisions. Sadly, students who work hard in high school often fail to gain acceptance into the colleges they aim to attend because their SAT scores are too low. Indeed, each university sets its own SAT qualifying scores, and most state colleges require a score of 1150 or higher for attendance.
To increase SAT scores, parents often pay the high costs associated with SAT preparation courses. Currently, these courses cost an average of $1700 for twenty hours of instruction. Traditionally, twenty hours of SAT instruction increase SAT scores by 115 points, so many parents believe the benefits outweigh the costs.
This year, Venus High School will be offering an English SAT prep course for FREE! The prep course will run from July 8th to August 1st, and it will include more than twenty hours of instructional time. The prep course will help students feel confident on test day since they will learn SAT concepts, including vocabulary, pacing, evidence-based reading methods, grammar and usage, editing, and writing.
We look forward to helping your son or daughter gain success in his or her future endeavors. Please feel free to contact Wendy Silvers at email@example.com or Leighanne Ortiz at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Wendy Silvers, B.B.A., B.A. Eng, & M.A.T.
English II/English II Honors Teacher
Venus High School
Please see the list below for SAT Prep dates:
July 9th - 4pm to 6pm
July 11th - 4pm to 6pm
July 16th - 4pm - 6pm
July 17th - 4pm - 6pm
July 23rd - 9am - 11am
July 24th - 9am - 11am
July 25th - 9am - 11am
July 30th - 9am - 11am
July 31st - 9am - 11am
August 1st - 9am - 11am
* Many students attend Upward Bound during the summer, so the schedule was created to work around their schedule.
** SAT classes will be held at the high school in room C-5
The Venus ISD Child Nutrition Department will be serving free meals to kids 18 and younger at Venus Elementary School from June 3-June 27 (Monday-Thursday only). Breakfast is served from 7:30-8 AM and Lunch is served from 11:30-12:30 PM. For more information, call 972-366-3642.
$65.00 a day Non-Degreed Substitute
$80.00 a day Degreed Substitute
$90.00 a day Certified Substitute
$100.00 a day Long Term Substitute (must work a continuous 10 day same assignment.) Pay of $100.00 starts on the 11th day)
Optional TRS Active Care Health Insurance – to be paid for by Substitute
Employee Benefits/Substitute Specialist
Please congratulate Venus High School student athletes Demetrius Uplegger and Ayo Aridegbe for their OUTSTANDING performance at the State Track Meet! Demetrius Uplegger is the State Runner Up for Class 4A (2nd Place) in the 300 Meter Hurdles, and also placed 5th in 110 Meter Hurdles. Ayo Aridebe came in 9th in the 100 Meter Dash. We are proud that their hard work provided them the opportunity to display their talents on the state's biggest stage. Great job Bulldogs, and great job Coach Spray!
State Track Meet Results:
110 Hurdles - Demetrius Uplegger - 5th - 14.64
100 Meter Dash - Ayo Aridegbe - 9th - 10.93
300 Meter Hurdles - Demetrius Uplegger - 2nd (State Runner Up in Class 4A) - 38.31
This just in! The price has been updated to $15 per child. If you have already paid at the higher amount, Coach Smith will be contacting you.
As the school year is closing out, we are making sure all school lunch accounts are paid in full. Beginning Monday, May 13, 2019, all student lunch accounts must be brought current. There will be no charging allowed. You may pay daily, or you are welcome to pre-pay for the remainder of the school year. You may also pay through EZ- Pay our on line service. The last day of the school year is May 22, 2019. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. If you have any questions, please contact the Child Nutrition Department @ 972-366-3642. We have enjoyed serving your child this year. Have a great summer!
Child Nutrition Director
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: email@example.com. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
A medida que el año escolar se está cerrando, nos aseguramos de que todas las cuentas del almuerzo escolar sean pagadas en su totalidad. A partir del miércoles 13 de mayo de 2019, todas las cuentas de almuerzo de los estudiantes deben estar actualizadas. No habrá carga permitida. Puede pagar diariamente, o puede pagar por adelantado el resto del año escolar. También puede pagar a través de EZ-Pay nuestro servicio en línea. El último día del año escolar es el 22 de mayo de 2019. Apreciamos su cooperación en este asunto. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con el Departamento de Nutrición Infantil al 972-366-3642. Hemos disfrutado de servir a su hijo este año. ¡Que tengan un buen verano!
Director de Nutrición Infantil
Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA. (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: http://www.aser.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por: (1) Correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2)Fax: (202) 690-7442; o (3) Correo electrónico: firstname.lastname@example.org Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.
The results from the Young Author's Contest are in, and Venus Elementary School students made us proud! Please congratulate the following students on their accomplishments:
1st Place Spanish Division - Zayra Garcia
3rd Place 3rd Grade - Jackson Stokes
Honorable Mention for Illustration 3rd Grade - Kaileigh Cox
Honorable Mention Author 4th Grade - Isaac Gonzales
Honorable Mention for Illustration 4th Grade - Jose Duenas
Congratulations are in order for the following VHS Lady Bulldog softball players, who earned All-District honors:
MVP: Kaylee Dayis
Catcher of the Year: Natalie Lopez
1st Team Infield:
2nd Team Infield:
2nd Team Outfield:
Great job ladies, we are proud of your hard work and accomplishments!
Physicals for students who are going to be in athletics for the 2019-2020 school year will be held on May 15th from 3:30pm - 5:30pm in the high school gym. This is for incoming 7th graders through 12th grade only. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The physicals are free but you must bring a copy of your insurance card for the required medical paperwork. The Pre-Physical Form can be found via the link below:
Venus Transportation is offering free group training sessions for qualified people to learn to drive a school bus. If interested call Kathy at 972-310-0448 or send email at email@example.com.
The VHS Student Council invites you to save a life!
What: American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Friday, April 26 from 10am - 4pm
Where: VHS Gym B
Who: Anyone 16 years of age or older
Why: Donating blood saves lives!
How: Please register at redcross.org (search for venushs, not the zip code) & pick your preferred time and way to donate, Whole Blood or Power Red*
*Power Red doubles the red blood cells that are donated and returns the platelets and plasma. Please keep in mind, this takes longer than a regular donation.
The Venus High School chapter of the National Honor Society is hosting an opportunity to meet the candidates in the upcoming Mayoral and School Board election on April 11, 2019 at 7 PM in the Venus Middle School competition (new) gym.
For information on Pre-Kindergarten qualification criteria, check out http://vps.venusisd.net/pk-enrollment.html
The penalty free resignation date for contract employees is Sunday, June 27, 2019. A signed and dated resignation letter must be either:
Venus ISD district offices will be CLOSED the week of July 1-July 5, 2019.
Service records for employees leaving VISD at the end of the current school year will be processed in mid-July and can be sent to receiving districts at that time. Please complete and submit the records request form, located at www.venusisd.net/human-resources.
Health insurance open enrollment will begin mid-July and may be completed online, over the phone, or in person. Please be aware that Activecare II is not accepting new participants for 2019-2020.
If you are interested in helping great students learn, plan to attend the 2nd Annual Job Fair on April 27. Details below...
Congratulations to the following award winners for the 2018-19 Basketball Season. We are proud of you!
District 17 - 4A Awards:
Offensive Player of the Year - Peyton Willey
1st Team All District - Brooke Habeck and Shyann Lewis
2nd Team All District - Allyson Leonard
Honorable Mention - Antanea Cassell and Abigail Dugan
Academic All District - Shyann Lewis and Allyson Leonard
TABC Girls All Region: Class 4A Region 3 team:
Peyton Willey and Brooke Habeck
THSCA Girls Academic All State:
2nd Team - Peyton Willey, Allyson Leonard, and Crystal Leal
Honorable Mention - Brooke Habeck
Please congratulate these ladies for their hard work and accomplishments in the 2018-19 season.
“Start your Engines” Campaign Encourages Venus Independent School District Families to Choose Breakfast at School
To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available for school breakfast, Venus ISD schools will celebrate National School Breakfast Week during March 4-8, 2019
Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for many families to find time for a healthy breakfast. However, US Department of Agriculture data show that more and more students are starting their day with a nutritious breakfast in their school cafeterias. The USDA School Breakfast Program currently serves 14 million students every day. Studies show that students who eat breakfast are more likely to:
The National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) campaign theme, “Start Your Engines,” reminds the entire school community that school breakfast provides a healthy and energizing start to the day for students. Students will be encouraged to show their enthusiasm for “Start Your Engines” from March 4-8 with special menus, nutrition education, to both students and parents. The My Plate Guide to School Breakfast will be sent home with each student. This week we invite students to start their engines with omelets, bagels, whole grain cereal, chocolate muffins, 100% fruit juice and plenty of fresh fruits. During the week, we will encourage students to join us for breakfast and educate them on the benefits of making healthy choices.
“A healthy breakfast at the start of the day is one way to ensure students are getting the best education they can,” said Tina McCormick, Child Nutrition Director. “National School Breakfast Week helps us educate parents and students about all the healthy, great tasting, and appealing choices we offer.” The district serves over 1,500 breakfast meals daily through the federally funded School Breakfast Program. School nutrition professionals at Venus ISD prepare breakfast and lunches every day that meet federal nutrition standards – limiting fat, calories and sodium – while encouraging students to choose from the fruits, vegetables and whole grains offered with school meals.”
The “Start Your Engines” campaign is made possible by the School Nutrition Association and Kellogg’s.
For more information about Venus ISD meals, visit www.venusisd.net or www.schoolnutrition.org/SchoolMeals.