Under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, schools must identify children and youth in homeless situations and provide appropriate services including immediate enrollment in school and participation in the school lunch program. The term “homeless children and youth” means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and includes children and youths who are sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing or economic hardship; are living in motels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations; are living in emergency shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement. Should you or your child find yourself in these circumstances, even temporarily, there are services to help. Nicole Cameron, is the McKinney Vento liaison for the district and would be able to help get you connected to resources you may need. You can contact her at (940) 553-1900 ext. 2248 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can click this link to watch a short video on the McKinney-Vento Program.
Our VHS cheerleaders will be conducting a cheer clinic for pre-k thru 5th grade students on Thursday, Oct. 5. The deadline to register for the clinic is Monday, Sept. 25. The clinic will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at D.O. Fulton Gym. Those who attend the clinic will then perform on the sideline with the cheerleaders during the first half of the District 3-3A opener against Clyde on Oct. 6.
Vernon ISD Social Worker Nicole Cameron is sharing a monthly newsletter with a variety of information on community events, parenting tips, mental health topics and other subjects. Here is the September edition.
Teachers and Staff honorees for the month of August at Central and Shive were: Specials -- Kelli Coble; 2nd Grade -- Mary Fieldhouse (not pictured); 3rd Grade -- LeaAnn Perkins; 4th Grade -- TiSierra White; 5th Grade -- Courtney Jansa; and Staff -- Candy Balderas. Congratulations!!! Thank you for your hard work and dedication to your students!
Just a reminder that tomorrow is an early release Friday. Here is the release times for the schools.
The basketball season will be here before you know it. Signup is currently underway for the Boys & Girls Club Basketball League for kindergarten through 3rd grade students.
Last week, Vernon ISD Supt. Dr. Kermit Ward and Assistant Supt. Blaise Boswell visited the local Solvay plant and received a tour of the facility. Dr. Ward and Mr. Boswell met with Solvay officials and discussed future collaborative opportunities between Vernon ISD and the company.
Parents, grandparents, students and residents of the community turned out in force Friday afternoon to get their first look at the new Vernon Elementary School during an Open House, which was held form 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. During the entire time the halls were filled with guests checking out classrooms, restrooms, library, gym and cafeteria. And, everywhere you looked you saw big smiles on both children and adults.
More pics from Friday's Lion Roar event.
Here are pics from the Lions Roar event that was held Friday afternoon in conjunction with the 2023 Homecoming. There were a lot of carnival games and food trucks for everyone to enjoy.
The Vernon Athletic Booster Club and Vernon ISD had a little help Friday morning in setting up for the Lions Roar event that was held in the afternoon leading up to the Homecoming Game. Students helped put up a tent, while the Vernon Fire Department filled the dunking booth for the Vernon Lions Club. Thanks to all who helped!! We appreciate it!!
Three weeks into the school year and Vernon ISD is currently surpassing it's attendance goal for 2023-24!! Great job students and parents!!! Keep it up!!
If you can't make it to tonight's Lions Homecoming Game against the Lake View Chiefs, you can catch all the action online at www.network1sports.com/station/kvwc. The local radio station however is unable to broadcast the game over the radio, due to issues with the tower. Just remember you can catch it online by following the link. *** PLEASE BE AWARE!!! -- Any comments posting links to watch the game are scam. Click on those links at your own risk.***
REMEMBER!!! Tickets must be purchased ahead of time for tonight's Homecoming game between our Lions and the San Angelo Lake View Chiefs. Scan the code or click on this link to be taken to the ticket purchase page on the Vernon ISD website https://www.vernonisd.org/page/ticket-purchases
Although the building is not quite 100 percent completed, Vernon ISD has announced there will be an open house for the new Vernon Elementary School from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Friday. There will also be an open house at Vernon High School during that same time frame for the new media center and other renovations that were done to the building. For more of the story, go to https://www.vernonisd.org/article/1231215
Get your tickets online today!!! 2023 Homecoming Game!!! Your 2-0 Lions taking on the 1-1 San Angelo Lake View Chiefs. Kickoff is 7 p.m., at Leo Brittain Field at Lion Stadium. It's also Lions' home-opener!!
There will be plenty of fun to be had Friday afternoon at our Lion Roar event leading up to the kickoff of the 2023 Homecoming Game. The fun starts at 4 p.m., Friday and continues until 6:30 p.m. Play fun carnival-style games for free and win some Lion swag!! Food trucks will be on hand selling their tasty treats!!! Don't miss out!! The event will be held just west of D.O. Fulton Gym.
Hey everyone, remember it is 2023 Homecoming Week!!! Show your Lion Spirit throughout the week!! Friday our 2-0 Lions play at home for the first time this year as they host the San Angelo Lake View Chiefs!
Central students had a blast attending the Pep Rally Friday morning at the high school!
Members of the Central Elementary PTO set up face painting tables at the school Friday to help the students show their Lion Spirit and get ready to attend the VHS Pep Rally.