The Venus Independent School District 2018-2019 Academic Calendar is now available, and can be found below. As additional information about the 2018-2019 school year becomes available, it will be posted to venusisd.net/information.
The Venus High School Course Description Catalog for the 2018-2019 school year is available below. Upcoming Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior students and parents can use it to make informed decisions on course requests. Any questions should be directed to the Venus High School Counseling Center at 972-366-8815.
On Monday, April 16, 2018, the Venus ISD Board of Trustees approved a full day Pre-Kindergarten program to begin with the 2018-2019 school year. Currently, Venus ISD operates the Pre-Kindergarten program on the state funded half-day basis. The full day program will offer a rigorous curriculum taught by certified teachers. Instruction will be all day and will be free of charge for students who qualify under the state mandated criteria.
Students can qualify under six different criteria including; Limited English Proficiency, Homeless, if the parent/guardian is a member of the Armed Forces, if a child is under the conservatorship for the Texas Dept. of Family and Protective Services, is the child of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award or through income eligibility. Students must be 4 years old on, or before September 1, 2018.
The Venus ISD School Board also approved a tuition-based Pre-K that is available for children who live within Venus ISD boundaries and will be 4 years old by Sept. 1 but do not meet the eligibility requirements to enroll in state-funded pre-K.
For more information about the Venus ISD Full Day Pre-K Program, please contact Venus Primary School at 972-366-3268
See the document below for detailed information on the dress code for the 2018 Venus High School Junior-Senior Prom. Any questions should be directed to the Venus High School front office at 972-366-8815.
The Venus ISD Board of Trustees has unanimously approved the hiring of Jacob Bible, as the new Venus Bulldogs Athletic Director / Head Football Coach. Coach Bible brings 12 years of coaching experience. Bible’s coaching career in Oklahoma includes 1 year in the NCAA (University of Central Oklahoma), total of 5 years at Midwest City and Westmoore (both 6A), and a one-year stint as Head Coach at 3A Blackwell, before deciding to jump the Red River and come to Texas. In Texas, he spent a total of 3 years in Willis (5A) and Waco Connally (4A), before being awarded Athletic Director/Head Coach at Kermit in the spring of 2016. Coach Jacob Bible inherited a one-win team ranked 103 in class 3A Division 1. Coach Bible and his staff lead the program to become back-to-back district runners-up and had back-to-back playoff appearances for the first time in 9 years. The 2017 season was also Kermit’s first winning season in 8 years. Bible has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, and is expecting to complete a Master’s degree in Sports Administration from Concordia University of Austin, in December, 2018.
“I have 12 years’ experience coaching football from the NCAA level to the 3A level. I made a quick turn around with the Yellowjackets building a winning program. I will outwork our opponents to ensure I do the same for Venus by investing in the community and the kids. My wife and I are excited about calling Venus home and our kids are already the biggest Bulldog fans in Texas.”
New Venus ISD Athletic Director/Head Football Coach along with Venus ISD Board Members: from left to Right, Joe Russell, Les Owens, Linda Taylor, Debra Cruce, Jacob Bible, Gerell Leonard, Tara Sheppard, James Hopper and Gregory Hoffman
We are proud to announce the first annual VISD Job Fair, which will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9 AM to Noon in the Venus High School Cafeteria. We will be hosting multiple small to mid-sized school districts. If you are interested in sharing your love of learning with students, we would love to see you there to explore possible career opportunities!
The window for parent nominations for Gifted and Talented (GT) screening is officially open for students in 1st grade, and grades 3-12 . If you wish for your child to be screened for GT services, you can contact you child's front office, or you can have your child ask his or her campus counselor for a GT packet. The packets need to be completed and turned in to their campus counselor before 3:30 PM on Friday, March 9, 2018.
Due to the weather forecast on Tuesday (2/27/18) Venus Softball will instead play Monday (2/26/28). Both teams will play at normal playing times: JV @ 5:30 and V @ 7:00 in Alvarado. We hope to see you there! Go Bulldogs!
Today, our high school administration received an alert that a student on campus had a weapon. All campuses were placed on lockdown as a precautionary action. In the meantime, the student and the classroom were quickly isolated and the weapon (not a firearm) was retrieved. At no time were students threatened with violence. A huge thanks to campus administrators and staff, and Venus ISD School Resource Officer as well as Venus PD and Alvarado PD for responding.
Thanks also to all parents for cooperating throughout the short duration of the event. Our labors and prayers are ongoing in the constant effort to provide a safe and effective learning environment for our students.
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VES will host the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for their newly constructed additions on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 6 PM. The ceremony will be followed by Science Night. All are invited to attend!
See the flyer below for details on the Youth Transition from High School Symposium offered by Education Service Center Region 10. This seminar for for any parent of a student receiving section 504 or Special Education services, and will provide information about services available as your student transitions from high school to college or the workforce.
On Saturday, Jan 20th, the Venus Powerlifting Team competed in the Midred Invitational. The boys came out on top again (having received 1st place last week at the Dublin Invitational). The girls came out in 3rd place (having received 5th place last week at the Dublin Invitational)
Here are the following places:
114 wt Class -- Roberto Ortiz (2nd place)
123 wt Class -- Eduardo Perez (1st Place)
132 wt Class -- Alex Schaefer (1st Place)
Gabe Leal (5th Place)
148 wt Class -- Israel Castillo (1st Place)
165 wt Class -- David Barrera (1st Place)
181 wt Class -- Gino Lara (7th Place)
220 wt Class -- Cade Lewis (5th Place)
114 wt Class -- Kalen Ruiz (2nd Place)
123 wt Class -- Kaityn Brown (1st Place)
Shyann Lewis (2nd Place)
132 wt Class -- Anjelica Sanchez (5th Place)
148 wt Class -- Kayla Gonzalez (3rd Place)
165 wt Class -- Nayda Rodriguez (6th Place)
181 wt Class -- Natalie Lopez (2nd Place)
Coach Rivas and Coach Endsley proud of these young men and women and are excited to see their hard work beginning to pay off. Their next meet is here in Venus on Saturday, Feb 3rd, and your VHS Powerlifters would love to see everyone come out and show your support.
Come celebrate the expansion of the Venus Primary School campus at the ribbon cutting ceremony at 6 PM on Thursday, January 25th! All are invited to attend and tour the new facilities. Immediately afterwards, VPS will host their annual math night, where parents and students can have a great time playing games, enjoying refreshments, and learning a little math too. We hope to see you there!
All parents and guardians of Venus High School, Venus Middle School, and Venus Elementary School students are invited to complete the annual technology survey, and provide us with invaluable feedback that will help us make the best decisions for our students. The survey should only take 5 minutes, and is completely anonymous. All you need to do is click the link below that applies to you, answer honestly, and click "Finished" when you're done. If you have students at multiple campuses, you are welcome to take the survey for the campuses your children attend. Thanks in advance for helping us make well-informed decisions!
If you are interested in becoming a Venus Bulldog, opportunities are currently available. We have multiple English as a Second Language Classroom Aide, and Substitute Teacher positions available. If you think you might be interested in being a part of the Bulldog family, please apply via the link below. Additional information can be found on the Human Resources web page.
Congratulations to the following Varsity Football players on earning district honors! We are proud of your hard work and commitment to excellence. GO BULLDOGS!
FIRST TEAM ALL DISTRICT
ANDREW WILLIAMS ........WR
ANDREW WILLIAMS ..........DB
CADE LEWIS .....................UTILITY
EDUARDO PEREZ ..............WR
The Venus Library will host the Second Annual Christmas Open House on Saturday December 16th from 11:00 to 3:00. There will be refreshments, crafts, story time, door prizes and of course, a visit from Santa. We'd love to see everyone attend! Come on out, have fun and support our Community Library.
The voters of Venus Independent School District have chosen to approve a bond for construction of new facility and additions to existing facilities. See below for details on the plan:
New Girls Athletic Facility $2,600,000
Venus Middle School Addition $16,900,000
Venus Elementary School Addition $5,500,000
Venus Primary School Addition $5,000,000
Additional information about the bond and construction will be posted as it becomes available.
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 (email@example.com) if you have any questions.