Our student athletes are an amazing bunch! Please congratulate the young ladies listed below on their accomplishments from the 19-20 basketball season!
1st Team All-District:
2nd Team All-District:
Academic All-District (92 or above)
Academic All-State (Must be Senior with a 94 or above)
The Venus High School Yearbook is on sale for $50. The last day to order a yearbook is January 31st. Seniors may purchase a Senior page. Prices for a Senior page range from $35 to $160. To purchase a yearbook, please contact the VHS front office at 972-366-8815 or go to https://www.balfour.com/texas/venus/venus-high-school
To all concerned,
The most recent outbreak of Coronavirus in China is the subject of significant concern enough to merit a meeting of the World Health Organization in Geneva Switzerland. There have been at least 17 deaths attributed to this virus. On January 23, USA TODAY reported that “The head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday its emergency committee needed more information before it was ready to declare the deadly global coronavirus virus outbreak a public health emergency, even as the hard-hit Chinese city of Wuhan shut down all air and train traffic to try to contain its spread.” https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/01/22/wuhan-china-coronavirus-outbreak-death-toll-public-health-emergency/4539750002/.
Meanwhile this morning, the New York Times reports that China has expanded travel restrictions to 2 more cities as the outbreak grows. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/world/asia/china-coronavirus.html?campaign_id=60&instance_id=0&segment_id=20565&user_id=26351c8202441f64d429ffac4445e987®i_id=101250646.
I have consulted the Center for Disease Control for direct information. While they have conveyed the risk of infection through the student exchange program travel is low, there is also undoubtedly increased risk because of the potential exposure of international travel.
Venus Middle School has been very excited to host our wonderful guests from Zhangjiagang. However, in the best interest of the health of both our guests from China and our own students and community, I feel it is prudent to cancel the spring 2020 student visit from China. This would protect our friends in Zhangjiagang from potential exposure through airport and airplane travel, as well as protect our Venus community from the same dangers.
I eagerly look forward to re-scheduling the student exchange for a date in the near future, when the health concern is contained. My goal would be to allow these same students to make this trip, possibly even as early as fall of 2020.
Superintendent, Venus ISD.
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.
Immunization Clinic Provided by the Cleburne Health Department
Date & Time: February 4, 2020 @ 10:00am-2:00p,
Location: Venus Middle School
Vaccinations Offered: Tdap, HPV, MCV4, Flu and others as requested
Vaccinations are free. Permission slips were sent home with 6th grade students who will need shots before entering 7th grade. Seniors who will need vaccinations for college are encouraged to participate in the clinic and may pick up a permission slip from the school nurse. Parents do not have to be present when their child receives shots if the permission slip is signed and returned. If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse.
Clinica de Inmunizacion
Fecha & Hora: February 4, 2020 @ 10:00am-2:00pm
Lugar: Venus Middle School
Vacuna Que Se Ofreceran: Tdap, HPV, MCV4, Flu and other as requested
Las vacunas son gratis. Las hojas de permiso se enviaron a casa con estudiantes de grado 6 que necesitarán vacunas antes de ingresar al 7 grado. Se anima a las personas mayores que necesitarán vacunas para la universidad a participar en la clínica y pueden recoger un permiso de la enfermera de la escuela. Los padres no tienen que estar presentes cuando su hijo recibe vacunas, si se firma y se devuelve el permiso. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con la enfermera de la escuela.
Our student athletes are first class on and off the field; please congratulation the these young men on their accomplishments from the 2019 football season!
All District Selections - Football
#5 - Luke Schaefer - JR - WR
#20 - Wyatt Lucus - SR - LB
#25 - Pla Shee - SR - WR
#64 - Aldo Tamayo - JR - DL
#67 - Ray Martin - JR - OL
#6 - MarkAnthony Rivera - SR - OLB
#7 - Blane Parks - SR - Utility
#11 - Andrew Handlin - JR - RB
#21 - Ismael Lucio - Soph - WR
#2 - Demetrius Uplegger - SR - DB
#22 - Giovanni Ramariez - SR - DL
#52 - Landon Yarber - SR - OL
Academic All State - Football
Blane Parks - 2nd Team Academic All-State
Pla Shee - 2nd Team Academic All-State
Wyatt Lucus - 2nd Team Academic All-State
Giovanni Ramirez - Honorable Mention Academic All-State
MarkAnthony Rivera - Honorable Mention Academic All-State
We are immensely proud of our student athletes; please congratulation the these young ladies on their accomplishments from the 2019 volleyball season!
2nd Team All-District:
District Honorable Mention:
The Child Nutrition Department at Venus ISD would like to invite parents, grandparents or other family members to join their student for the annual Thanksgiving meal.
Venus Primary and Venus Middle School will celebrate on Tuesday, November 19/2019. Venus Elementary and High School will celebrate on Thursday, November 21/2019.
Adults and visiting children may purchase a meal for $3.85. No credit or debit cards please.
We hope you will be able to join the students and staff at the campus of your choice. You will need to check in at the front office and purchase your meal tickets before coming to the cafeteria. Below are the meal times for each campus. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Middle School and High School will be served at their regular scheduled times.
To file a complaint of discrimination, complete USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or 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: mail: US Department of Agriculture, Office of the assistant secretary for civil rights, 1400 Independence Ave, SW, Washington DC 20250-9410. Fax: 202-690-7442; or email: email@example.com. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
All seniors are encouraged to order a shirt to wear for the panoramic photo, which is scheduled for October 29, 2019. The due date for shirt orders is October 16, 2019; there will not be an extension, so please plan accordingly so you don't miss out.
Dear Venus ISD Parents,
Ensuring the safety and security of our students is of paramount importance to the district. Therefore on October 22, 2019 Venus Independent School District will host a disaster response exercise in coordination with the Johnson County Office of Emergency Management in order to forge positive cooperative relationships with supporting organizations and to assess the district’s ability to care for our students in less than ideal conditions. The exercise will simulate a tornado damaging Venus High School, causing numerous injuries and safety issues. This scenario will allow first responders to practice search and rescue operations, triage, traffic management, site security, and communicating among numerous agencies to coordinate responses. Venus ISD will practice inclement weather preparedness, student and staff accountability, communication, and reunification procedures. Additionally, the district will transport the majority of Venus High School students to an off-site location where they will go through an accountability process, and then be bussed back to VHS. Preidentified parent volunteers will help simulate the reunification process. We will resume normal instructional activities upon completion of the exercise.
We encourage you to avoid coming to the schools or picking up your child unless it is absolutely necessary on the morning of October 22nd. The police will likely have roads blocked and campuses may be participating in a lockout drill. Once the exercise has ended, academic and lunch schedules will resume. Rest assured that we will make every effort to ensure that the exercise minimally affects your child’s education, and that lunches will be served, though likely on an adjusted schedule for VHS.
Be aware that we will be sending out mass communications via phone call, text message, and email due to the exercise. You will receive these messages based on your communication preferences selected during your child’s enrollment. All messages related to the exercise will begin with “This is a drill”; we will alert you when the drill has concluded.
If you are the parent of a VHS student, you are invited to participate and help us practice the reunification process. You’ll need to be available from 10 AM-Noon on Oct. 22, and your participation will involve arriving at the reunification site and going through the procedures necessary to pick up your child. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating.
Queridos Padres de Venus ISD,
La seguridad de sus hijos/as es muy importante para el distrito escolar. Por eso el 22 de octubre del 2019 el distrito escolar ha coordinado junto con la administración de emergencia de el condado de Johnson un ejercicio para responder al desastre. Este ejercicio es para evaluar las relaciones con los respondientes de primeros auxilios y seguridad en la comunidad y la habilidad de el distrito en mantener sus hijos y nuestros estudiantes a salvo. El ejercicio va a imitar un tornado que trae muchos daños a secundaria(Venus High School) causando varias heridas y cuestiones de seguridad. Esta imitación del tornado va permitir que los primeros auxilios practicen operaciones de búsqueda y rescate, la gestión del tráfico, seguridad del sitio, y comunicación con las varias agencias de primeros auxilios. El distrito escolar practicara inclemencias del tiempo, responsabilidades de los maestros y estudiantes, comunicación, y procedimientos de reunificación. Adicionalmente, el distrito escolar transporta a la mayoría de la secundaria(Venus High School) a un sitio alejado del edificio escolar donde se practicarán los procedimiento de contabilidad. Después los estudiantes serán regresados a la secundaria(Venus High School). Los padres voluntarios pre identificados ayudarán a estimular el proceso de reunificación. Al terminar el ejercicio las actividades normales procederán.
Le recomendamos que por favor evite venir a las escuelas a recoger a su hijo/a al menos que sea absolutamente necesario la mañana del 22 de octubre entre. Es probablemente que las asistencias de primeros auxilios cierren las calles y las escuelas participen en no permitir la entrada a los edificios. Después del ejercicio las actividades normales procederán. Tenga la seguridad de que haremos todo lo posible para garantizar que el ejercicio mínimamente afecte la educación de su hijo/a. Los almuerzos procederán a un horario alternativo después del ejercicio para la secundaria(Venus High School).
Tenga en cuenta que enviaremos comunicaciones masivas por teléfono, mensaje de texto, y correo electrónico debido al ejercicio. Recibirá estos mensajes en función de sus preferencias de comunicación seleccionadas durante la inscripción de su hijo. Todos los mensajes relacionados con el ejercicio comenzarán con "Esto es un ejercicio"; Le avisaremos cuando el ejercicio haya concluido.
Si eres el padre de un estudiante de la secundaria(Venus High School) lo invitamos a que participe en el ejercicio de reunificación. Necesitará estar disponible de las diez de la mañana a mediodía el 22 de octubre. Su participación va involucrar llegar al sitio de reunificación y repasar los procedimiento necesarios para recoger a su hijo/a. Por favor mande un correo electrónico a email@example.com si está interesado en participar.
In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the VHS Student Council is selling tie-dyed GOLD OUT shirts to be worn on Friday, September 27! All proceeds will be donated to Ronald McDonald House where families are housed for free while their children are hospitalized. Please see the attached design and order on the web form via the link below. Your payment can be made now or when you receive your shirt. Youth small through Adult XL are $15 each, additional sizes and prices are listed on the form. Checks can be made out to VHS STUCO.
All orders must be placed by Friday, Sept. 13. If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: In & Out Burgers! ... Burger, Chips, and Drink!
Where: VHS parking lot
When: Wednesday, September 18 @ 5:30pm (before the homecoming parade)
How: You MUST have a ticket! Please see the Junior Class sponsors (Susan Williams and Tami Morris) or the VHS Receptionist (Kat Ramirez) to purchase your tickets for a burger, chips, and a drink by Friday, September 13.
Why: To help the Class of 2021 raise money!
The Huguley Mobile Health Unit will be in the Venus Middle School south parking lot (across Bulldog Dr. from VHS) on Thursday, September 26, 2019, from 2:30-6 PM. Students, parents, siblings, and staff members are welcome to get a FREE flu shot, no insurance is needed. Parents must accompany children; consent forms will be signed on site.
Be sure to help save a life on August 30, 2019 from 9am-2pm at Venus High School!
What: American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Aug. 28 from 9am to 2pm (please note the time change)
Where: VHS Gym B
Who: Anyone 16 years of age or older (16 year old students must have a parent permission form on file)
Why: Donating blood saves lives! American Red Cross was at emergency status this summer with less than two days' supply on the shelves.
How: Please register at redcrossblood.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 and has specific age, height, and weight restrictions.
The Tarrant Area Food Bank will be hosting a free food pantry on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 5-7 PM at the Venus Civic Center, located at 210 S. Walnut St. Venus TX 76084. All in need are welcome; be sure to bring your own bags or boxes.
The times for the high school football scrimmage in Dublin on August 16, 2019 have changed. JV will start at 6 PM, and Varsity will start at 7 PM.
Substitute Teacher Orientation will be held on Tuesday, Aug 6, at 9 AM at the VISD Administration Building, located at 100 Student Drive Venus TX, 76084. Please bring two forms of proper ID as requested on the I-9 form. A drivers license and social security card would be best. Also, please bring proof of teaching certification, college transcripts, and you high school diploma if applicable. Be prepared to watch a presentaiton and fill out paperwork. For questions, contact Kelly Morris via 972-366-3448 or email@example.com.
Venus High School Cheer made an awesome showing at camp. We have a lot to celebrate!
1st place- Rally routine
Blue ribbons on all evaluations
Spirit sticks both nights of camp
Top Banana (for spirit and leadership)
All- American nominees:
All- American winners (chosen by a tryout and selected by the UCA staff):
Pin It Forward (chosen by UCA staff for leadership and being a positive role model):
Pin It Forward (chosen by other Pin It Forward recipients from other squads for showing leadership and being a positive role model):
Jessica Downs (JV)
Brooke Hill (mascot)
Kadyn Putty recieved an offer to try out to be a UCA staff member for 2020.
2nd place - Rally Routine
Red ribbons on all evaluations
Spirit sticks both nights of camp
Top Banana (for spirit and leadership)
Greetings VHS students and parents. Please see below for a list of important dates to make sure you don't miss out on anything as we prepare for the upcoming school year.
Monday, July 29th- Friday, August 2nd: Summer Band will be from 2:00- 9:00 p.m. The students will have a dinner break from 5:00- 6:00 pm. Rehearsals for the week of August 5th- 9th will be from 6:00- 9:00 p.m. All rehearsals will be at Venus High School. Please remember that all band members must have their physical forms turned in prior to August 1st.
Monday, July 29th: 10th, 11th, and 12th grade Chromebook pick-up at VHS cafeteria from 5:00- 8:00 pm. **Online registration must be completed and proof of residency must be provided prior to Chromebook pick-up. Proof of residency can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, July 29th: High School Football, Volleyball and Cross Country Parent Meeting in the VHS gym at 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 30th: All athletes and students participating in extracurricular activities will be required to complete a baseline drug test on Tuesday, July 30th in the VHS cafeteria. FFA students, band members, and cross country athletes need to arrive at 1:00 p.m. Volleyball, cheer, and dance members need to arrive at 2:00 p.m. Student trainers and football players need to arrive at 3:00 p.m.
**Online registration must be completed and proof of residency must be provided prior to the baseline drug test. Proof of residency can be emailed to email@example.com.
Wednesday, July 31st: Football SENIOR equipment check-out at the Field House at 5:00 p.m. JUNIOR equipment checkout at the Field House at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 1st: First day of volleyball practice. Athletes arrive at 6:30 a.m., practice is 7:00- 10:00 a.m., lunch break 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m., and practice is at 12:00- 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 1st: Football SOPHOMORE equipment checkout at the Field House at 5:00 p.m. FRESHMAN equipment checkout at the Field House at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 3rd: 3rd Annual Back to School Bash in the Venus High School Gym from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday, August 5th: First day of football practice. Athletes report at 5:30 p.m., practice is from 6:00- 8:30 p.m., and weights are from 8:30- 9:00 p.m.
Monday, August 5th: 9th grade Orientation and Chromebook pick-up in the Venus High School gym from 6:30- 8:00 p.m. **Online registration must be completed and proof of residency must be provided prior to Chromebook pick-up. Proof of residency can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A recent utility bill is the preferred proof of residency. Please submit yours to your child's campus office. Instructions on how you can digitally turn it in can be found in the online registration packet in Skyward Family Access. Click the link below to log into Skyward Family Access. If you need help logging in, contact your child's campus front office.