On April 28, 2015, at a special called board meeting, the VISD Board of Trustees voted and appointed Kristi Sutton to fill the unexpired term of VISD Board Member Place 4, Jeri Shaw. This appointment will take effect on May 18, 2015, when the votes are canvassed at the regularly scheduled board meeting.
The Venus Bulldog Athletic Boosters will be broadcasting the Lady Bulldog Softball Playoff Game through MixLR. The broadcast will begin at 5:50PM on Thursday, April 30, 2015. To listen to the broadcast, you can navigate to http://gobulldogsathletics.com/boosters/bulldogs-live/ or download the MixLR app on your Android or iOS device and tune in via the VBAB station. See the links below to download the app to your device.
Venus Elementary School students had the privilage of being a part of the Texas Reads One Book program where over 30,000 students read along with Dallas Cowboys Coach Jason Garrett the morning of April 27, 2015. They read the first chapter of The World According to Humphry by Betty G. Birney. The goal of the Texas Reads One Book program is to get students excited about reading by extending the reading outside of the school building. Parents are encouraged to read and talk about one chapter per night with their student for the next few weeks, as students will be given the opportunity to answer questions throughout the school day about what they read at home. The reading schedule can be found below.
The Latino Family Literacy Project provides training in family reading for Hispanic parent involvement, vocabulary development, and English-language development for parents and their children. The program is led on the Venus Primary Campus by kindergarten teacher, Melisa Ruiz.
Early voting for the Venus Independent School District Board of Trustees' election begins on April 27, 2015 and runs through May 5, 2015. The polling place is the Venus Civic Center, and it will be open from 8AM to 5PM during early voting and from 7AM to 7PM on election day. Election day is May 9, 2015.
The softball playoff game will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Boswell High School starting at 6:00 pm against Bridgeport. The gate will open at 5:00 pm and the cost will be $5.00 adults and $3.00 students. If you ordered a shirt they will be here before the game, and I will contact you. Thank you for all of your support. GO LADY BULLDOGS!!
Congratulations to the Venus High School Track and Field coaches and athletes on making us proud at the Area Track Meet. The results are below:
400 Meter Relay - 5th 1. Jorge Perez, Grayson Gibbons, Kolton Spray, Ian Lucas.
100 Meter Dash - 7th - Ian Lucas
800 Meter Relay - 4th 1. Kalon Heim 2. James Gasero 3. Jorge Perez 4. Ian Lucas
400 Meter Dash - 5th 1. Jose Brito **Missed going to Regional 1/100th of a second. 7th 2. Christian Robinson
200 Meter Dash - 3rd - Kalon Heim
1600 Meter Relay - 7th 1. Kalon Heim 2. Jose Brito 3. Adrian Napoloen 4. Jorge Perez
Advancing to Regionals at Lubbock (Texas Tech) - May 1/2
800 Meter Relay - 1. Kalon Heim
2. James Gasero
3. Jorge Perez
4. Ian Lucas
5. Kolton Spray #1 (ALT)
6. Grayson Gibbons #2 (ALT)
7. Ryan Vela #3 (ALT)
8. Francisco Resendiz #4 (ALT)
200 Meter Dash - Kalon Heim
Great job Bulldogs!!
All are invited to attend the VISD Textbook Preview on April 27, 2015 from 4-5:30 PM at Venus Elementary School, located at 20 Bulldog Dr Venus, TX 76084. We will be previewing grades 8-12 Mathematics and grades K-12 Social Studies textbooks. See the detailed schedule below for information about the individual presentations.
Textbook Presentation Schedule
4-4:40 PM - K-5 Social Studies presented by Pearson
4-4:40 PM - 6-12 Social Studies presented by Houghton Mifflin
4-4:40 PM - 8-12 Math presented by Pearson
4:45-5:25 PM - K-5 Social Studies presented by Houghton Mifflin
4:45-5:25 PM - 6-12 Social Studies presented by Pearson
4:45-5:25 PM - 8-12 Math presented by Houghton Mifflin
There will be a specially called meeting of the Venus ISD Board of Trustees on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 7 PM at the VISD Administration building at 100 Student Dr Venus, TX 76084.
Special Olympics Spring Games took place at The University of Arlington; special awards were given out to the following:
Family of the year: Wise/Luedke Family
Athlete of the year: Brian Luedke
Unified Partner of the year: Erik Aguayo
We are proud of our Superdog athletes and supporters! Go Bulldogs!!
Congratulations to the following track athletes on their stellar performance at the district track meet and on advancing to compete at the Area Track Meet in Springtown on April 22. Great job bulldogs!
100 Meter Dash - Ian Lucas
400 Meter Dash - Jose Brito & Christian Robinson
200 Meter Dash - Kalon Heim
400 Meter Relay - Jorge Perez, Christian Robinson, James Gasero, Ian Lucas, Grayson Gibbons, Kolton Spray
800 Meter Relay - Kalon Heim, James Gasero, Jorge Perez, Ian Lucas, Ryan Vela, Grayson Gibbons, Kolton Spray
1600 Meter Relay - Kalon Heim, Jose Brito, Adrian Napoleon, Jorge Perez, Christian Robinson, Francisco Resendiz, **Javier Salazar
**All participants plus alternates they may run in the relays. Javier Salazar was put down because he was the leader for this 1600 Meter Relay. He was injured in the triple jump, preventing him from competing.
It is important that the district has accurate and up to date contact information for all of our student's parents and guardians. Please take the time to review the contact information in Skyward Family Access and update it as needed. The information stored in Skyward's Skylert is how we will contact you in times of emergency and for general announcements. The link below will take you to the Skyward Family Access login page. The video below will show you how to log into Skyward Family Access, review contact information, and save changes.
How to view and update your contact information in Skylert
The Venus Middle School chapter of the Technology Student Association won 3rd place in overall points at the State of Texas TSA competition in Waco. John Hinton and Alex Gore placed 1st in the Structural Engineering Competition with their bridge, and Collin Woolheater and Osvaldo Pichardo placed 7th in Problem Solving.
The following students placed in their individual competitions:
Congratulation to these oustanding VMS Bulldogs and to Mr. Arnold, the TSA sponsor. Your hard work and finely honed technology skills have made us proud! Keep up the great work!
Congratulations to McKayla Hayes on winning the golf district championship. We are proud of your hard work! Best of luck at regional competition!
McKayla Hayes and Coach Jay Underwood.