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.
Bus drivers are needed for the 2019-2020 school year! We are looking for people with their CDL who are interested in being bus drivers for the upcoming school year. The pay rate is $32 per route. Get in touch with Kathy Windell, email@example.com or 972-366-3642,
Venus Middle School is excited to announce our first Camp Bulldog and invite all in-coming 6th graders to an evening of information and fun on Monday, July 29, from 6 pm to 8 pm. Parents and guardians should drop off students at the new gym between 5:45 pm and 6 pm and pick them up again at the new gym after camp ends at 8 pm. Camp Bulldog is completely free, and all students need to bring with them is a sense of adventure and their curiosity!
Attention incoming 9th Grader Football Players! Football camp is July 29-31 from 9-11AM. See the flyer below for details. We hope to see you there!
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.
Remember how excited you were when you were school-aged, and the summer was approaching? The thought of having summer off to do nothing was thrilling. Substitute teachers get to relive this feeling all the time. As a Substitute, you can enjoy working during the months of August to late May, and relish in your free time and do so as you please in the month off.
If you are a parent, this flexibility is particularly attractive and makes planning vacations easy. With you children being available the same time as you, you can plan all sorts of fun, family activities that will increase bonding and build lasting memories that you otherwise may not be able to build with a 9 to 5 job.
If you are someone who gets bored easily, substitute teaching is right up you alley. As a substitute, you get the rare opportunity to teach in different environments most days of your job. One day you could be in Physical Education playing basketball with a group of rowdy high school kids, the next you could be singing ABC’s in a Kindergarten classroom.
The beauty of being a substitute is you get to experience it all, and every day is new and exciting. This does mean that being able to switch tracks and understand a variety of different subject matters will be necessary. However, if you are looking for a career that will challenge you a little and continuously be a fun experience, you can count on substitute teaching to afford you this opportunity.
3. Flexible Hours
While one would typically not thing of substitute teachers being their own bosses and making their own schedules, the truth is – they are! Creating your own scheduled is based on when you want to work, and not on when your boss say so, is a huge benefit of substitute teaching.
Conversely, if you are in need of some extra cash, scheduling as much work as possible to help increase your earnings is possible with substitute teaching. How often you work is all up to you and based on your schedule and needs.
4. Make a Difference
It’s hard to believe that there’s a job out there that offers flexibility and allows you to make a difference in your local community, but there is! Every day you enter a classroom as a substitute teacher, you make a difference in students’ lives even if you don’t realize it at the time.
You see, great substitute teachers do so much more than follow a lesson plan. They ensure quality education continues while the regular teacher is absent. Even if you only substitute teach in a classroom for a week or a day, you keep those students on track and motivated. And there’s no better feeling at the end of the day than knowing you helped a student understand a complex scientific theory or solve a math problem that was stumping them.
Now that you realize the benefits of becoming a substitute teacher, you may have some more questions such as, how do I become a substitute teacher and when can I get started? Take the first steps to becoming a substitute teacher by contacting Cindy Younger, Benefits and Substitute Specialist for Venus ISD at (972) 366-3448.
$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