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.
Venus Middle School will be hosting a Shot Clinic on March 21, 2019 from 10:00am – 2:00pm in the new gym. All students needing vaccinations for the 2019-2020 school year are encouraged to take advantage of the clinic. Remember: Students that are not current on their vaccinations by the first day of 2020 school year will not be allowed to attend school until they are received.
Parents are not required to attend this clinic with their student if the attached permission slip is signed and returned to the nurse at their school. Please return the permission slip as soon as possible so we can ensure we have the proper amount of vaccine available.
All students’ currently needing vaccinations are welcome to participate as well.
Children 18 years of age or under:
Adults 19 years of age or older
La escuela intermedia Venus acogerá una clínica de disparos el 21 de marzo de 2019 de 10:00 a 14:00 horas en el nuevo gimnasio. Todos los estudiantes que necesiten vacunas para el año escolar 2019-2020 son alentados a tomar ventaja de la clínica. Recuerde: los estudiantes que no están actualizados en sus vacunas para el primer día del año escolar 2020 no se les permitirá asistir a la escuela hasta que sean recibidos.
Los padres no están obligados a asistir a esta clínica con su estudiante si el comprobante de permiso adjunto es firmado y devuelto a la enfermera en su escuela. Por favor devuelva el comprobante de permiso tan pronto como sea posible para que podamos asegurar que tenemos el número adecuado de vacunas disponibles.
Cualquier estudiante que actualmente necesite vacunas también es Bienvenido a participar.
Costos de Vacunación
Niños de 18 años de edad o menores:
• $10 en total; independientemente de la cantidad de vacunas recibidas
• Si el niño reside en el Condado de Johnson, todas las vacunas son gratuitas gracias a Shots for Tots.
• Los niños con Medicaid reciben vacunas de forma gratuita
Adultos de 19 años de edad o mayores
• $20 en total; independientemente de la cantidad de vacunas recibidas
The recent shutdown of the government has not had any negative impact on your child’s lunch account at this time. However, if your household income has been affected by the shutdown, please feel free to document this by going to our EZ Meal App web page and completing a free and reduced meal application. Thank you!
Director of Child Nutrition Services
ESL Parent Night Activities
Actividades para los padres de estudiantes de ESL
January 14, 2019 6:00-8:00 pm
Bingo with prizes/ La Lotería con premios
**child care/cuidado de niños
Dear Parent or Guardian:
Cold and flu season is upon us and we have already had several students out of school with colds, the flu and strep throat. To prevent widespread flu/strep throat in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms. To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines.
Consider keeping your child home for an extra day of rest and observation if he or she has any of the following symptoms:
Thank you for helping to make this school year as healthy as possible.
La temporada de resfriados y gripe está sobre nosotros y ya hemos tenido varios estudiantes enfermos de resfriados, gripe y faringitis estreptocócica.
Para prevenir la gripe / estreptococo generalizada en nuestra escuela, recomendamos que su hijo se quede en casa en vez de venir a la escuela si experimentan síntomas de gripe o resfriado. Para decidir si no debe enviar a su hijo a la escuela, tenga en cuenta las siguientes pautas:
Considere mantener a su hijo en casa para un día extra de descanso y observación si él o ella tiene alguno de los siguientes síntomas:
Mantenga a su hijo en casa para recibir tratamiento y observación si él o ella tiene alguno de estos síntomas:
Para ayudar a prevenir la gripe y otros resfriados, enséñele a sus hijos buenos hábitos de higiene:
Por favor no envíe a su hijo a la escuela con medicamentos en sus bolsillos o mochilas (esto incluye pastillas para la tos). Si su hijo necesita que le administren medicamentos en algún momento durante el día escolar, debe llevar el medicamento a la escuela y completar un formulario de administración para la enfermera.
Gracias por ayudar a que este año escolar sea lo más saludable posible.
Venus High School will be hosting a blood drive on February 14, 2019 from 9 AM - 3 PM. Everyone is welcome to donate blood and save a life. Please call 1-800- RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org and enter: venushs to schedule and appointment. We look forward to seeing you! Be sure check in with the VHS front office when you arrive on campus.
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 13. Venus Elementary and High School will celebrate on Thursday, November 15.
Adults and visiting children may purchase a meal for $3.75.
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 see what time their lunch will be served. 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, 2018
All parents/guardians are invited to attend a meeting to learn about upcoming road construction, and the affect it will have on student pick up and drop off. The meeting will be held at the VHS A-Gym at 7 PM.
The Venus ISD Board of Trustees have declared October to be School Priority Month for the district. Parents, students, staff members, and community stakeholders are encouraged to contact our elected officials to invite them to attend district events and facilities in order to foster a healthy relationship between schools and governments. All Venus ISD stakeholders are also encouraged to share celebrations, concerns, and solutions with our elected officials, in order to foster a collaboration and communication for the benefit of public education.
Contact information for our elected officials can be found below:
In ongoing efforts to minimize car-rider traffic buildup, Venus ISD is planning to expand the drop-off time and stagger the campus release times.
Beginning Monday, 9/24:
Thank you for your patience and continued support as we work to streamline processes while our community and school district grows. Please feel free to call if there are any questions: 972.366.3448
Superintendent, Venus ISD
If you have been impacted by the water outage in the greater Venus community, you are invited to use the Venus Middle School competition gym (aka the new gym) restroom and shower facilities tonight from 6-8 PM. There are separate female and male facilities. Please park in the new parking lot on the North side of the building, and enter through the gym entrance. The VMS front office entrance will be closed. If you have questions, please contact the Venus Middle School front office at 972-977-3358 before the office closes at 4 PM.
Venus ISD is in need of tutors for our AVID program (Advancement Via Individual Determination). AVID is a college readiness class that guides students with determination to achieve at higher levels. Students apply critical thinking skills and learn how to ask probing questions to get help from peers and college-aged tutors.
No experience necessary!
$8.50 per Hour!
Tutors will be trained using AVID Strategies to facilitate collaborative learning groups for middle and high school students.
For additional information regarding AVID Tutoring please contact Mary Muro at email@example.com or 682-597-6498.
Venus ISD is in need of volunteers to serve on the District Improvement Committee or on one of our Campus Improvement Committees. The primary role of these committees is to advise the superintendent, principals, and staff in the planning, operating, supervising, and evaluating of the District’s educational program. Parents and community members serve an important role on the committees, and provide unique and valuable perspectives that enable the district to thrive. If you are interested in serving on the District Improvement Committee or on one of the Campus Improvement Committees, please email VISD Assistant Superintendent, Mr. Hollis Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.