Meet the Eagles Family Night

WHAT: The EPIC Meet the Eagles - Soaring to New Heights Family Event is a celebration of  Vilonia School District. The event will begin with a processional of school leaders and staff, and school groups accompanied by the Vilonia HS Band and end with a time of games, food, spirit gear and fun.

WHY: This is an opportunity to meet and greet the school groups across the district that create spirit and pride for the upcoming 2017-18 school year.

WHO: Schools, Organizations, Sport Teams, Leadership Teams, Vilonia Board of Education

WHEN: Thursday, August 24, 2017, 6:00-7:30 PM

WHERE: VHS Athletic Field
 

Processional Info:

Meet the Eagles Processional will begin with groups centered on the 50 yard line with the Vilonia High School Band lined up on both sides. The groups will pass through, pause at the front and line back up on the track returning to their original position.

Right Side of Track: Vilonia School Board, Leadership Teams, VELC, VPS, VES, and FMIS and their staff/organizations/teams

Left Side of Track VMS, VFA and VHS and their staff/organizations/teams

Timeline:

5:00 School and Organizational Tents on track and Concessions in concession area will be set up

5:15 Cheerleader Attendants Meet on Track

5:30 VHS Band, School Board, Leadership, School Groups Line Up on Field at Designated Points on Track

5:45 Band Begins Music

6:00 PM Master of Ceremonies Mr. Franco Welcomes the Crowd -  Announces the VHS Band VHS Band Plays The Star Spangled Banner (Everyone Stands)

6:05 Processional Begins to Music Played by VHS Band -  Board, Leadership, and Schools Announced by Mr. Franco. Each group should pause at the Front mark and wait to be introduced.

Processional Line-Up - more teams to come!

Right Side of Track

1.Vilonia Board of Education 

2.Superintendent & Assistant Superintendent w/Central Office Staff

3. Curriculum Directors

4. Special Ed Directors w Vilonia Special Services Staff &Therapists

5. Athletic Director,Finance Director, Technology Director, Eagles Landing          Director, Talented & Gifted Coordinator, Testing Coordinator, ELL Staff

6. Parent Training Center Staff, Maintenance Administrative Assistants & Copy Room Staff, 

7. Food Service Director and 38 Food Service Workers

8. Transportation Directors and Bus Drivers

9. Maintenance Director and Staff

10.Parent Support Organizations, PTO, Band Boosters, FB & BB Foundations 

11. Vilonia Early Learning Center

12. Vilonia Primary School

13. Vilonia Elementary School

14. Frank Mitchell Intermediate School - Special Olympics(Coach Norwood)

Left Side of Track

15. Vilonia Middle School - 60 8th grade football team (Coach Black) Special Olympics (Coach Noel)

16.Vilonia Freshman Academy 35 9th grade football team (Coach Morris & Coach Sisson)

17. Vilonia High School FFA 100 (Ms. Griffin, Mr. Dewey, Mr. McCain),  Girls Soccer -35 (Coach Riba) Special Olympics -Coach Standridge, Men's Basketball (Coach Goers), Men's Baseball (Coach Wallace), Men's Football -75 (Coach Young)

After processional - Vilonia Community is invited to stay for food, fun, and spirit gear.

Concessions:

Food must stay in the concession area. No food or drink are allowed on the field.

Gwatney Chevrolet Big Red Grilling Team will be providing a hot dog, chip, water basket for a suggested donation of $3 to benefit E.P.I.C. - Encouraging People in Inclusive Environments!

VHS Band - Hamburgers, Popcorn, Candy, Cold Drinks

FMIS - Kona Ice 

VPS - Cotton Candy Stand.

Tents (Shade Canopy):

Tents will be provided by organizations and set up from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. Tents will be used to showcase the organization and will provide a marker for lining up and games.

Games:

Games will take place at the tent/canopies and on the field near the tent area. All organizations must be responsible for picking up the tent area and corresponding field before they leave. School and sports gear can be sold at tents. Each tent should have an activity that is fun such as football or basketball toss, mini obstacle course with top time winning, etc. Prizes are the responsibility of each tent. Tickets can be given out and a drawing held for a prize that can be delivered to the student at  school the next day.

Individual Group/Team Information:

Please e-mail your principal which groups will be represented and if a tent will used. School groups should wear an identifying shirt or have signs or symbols to identify that they can wave to make their group stand out. All groups need to have a sponsor/coach present to keep the groups organized. Elementary and primary teams will wear their uniforms and walk with the school they attend. There needs to be an adult present to organize each group.

Any teacher can organize a group but must be responsible for their group. Students should wear a matching identifier (example: same color t-shirt, sunglasses, leis, signs, etc) so we know which group/teacher they belong  for the processional. Parents must claim their children from the teacher/sponsor after the event on the track after the processional.

Meet the Eagles Family Night is a collaboration of ideas from administrators, teachers, and parents. This collaboration is open - all great ideas are a result of all of us coming together to acknowledge the power of WE - which is what this event celebrates! Thanks for all the ideas given and those to come!

Welcome to the First Annual Ever Vilonia Schools EPIC Meet the Eagles Soaring to New Heights Family Night!!!

Solar Eclipse

As you know, on Monday there will be a solar eclipse visible in our area. Our district administrative team has discussed how to make the most use of the educational opportunity that this event provides while keeping the safety and welfare of students in mind. Each building has planned their own activities specific to the unique needs of the students. 

Each student will have the opportunity to experience the eclipse through media (live streaming). Some students may have the opportunity to view the eclipse with approved viewing tools (special glasses, "pin hole" apparatus, etc.). 

Your child's school/teacher will notify you if viewing of the actual eclipse will be an option. If you are notified that your child's teacher will be providing the opportunity to view the eclipse outside, you may choose to not allow your child to participate by notifying the teacher/school. Some schools may require a permission slip in order to view the eclipse. Just check with your child's school. 

We have many students who must be outside as they travel to lunch rooms or other classes. We strongly recommend that you discuss safety precautions with your child in advance.

*Vilonia Middle School will be providing approved safety glasses to all VMS
students to view the eclipse on Monday. Please discuss safety precautions
with your child in advance. If you do not want your child to participate in
this event, please send a note to your child’s science teacher by Monday.

An early look at the football Eagles...

 

Vilonia Eagle Preseason Football Report

By VHS student Drake Toll

This Vilonia Eagles Football squad could be monumentally special. That statement is scoffed at by many, but holds significant truth. Head coach Ron Young is going into year number two as the lead Eagle. Coach young has aspirations of finishing #1 atop The 5A West, and with this group it might just be possible. This season the Eagles will boast 20+ seniors who compiled a 19-1 record in two seasons of Junior High football. That class has since gone an average 10-11 in their High School careers, but haven't lost their big time winning mentality.                      This senior group is anchored by a large set of lineman. Senior Ethan Gassaway leads the way at center with Jordan Britton lining up behind him at quarterback. Britton and the rest of the offensive starters have fit into the split-back veer offense very well. Coach Young speaks very highly of Jordan saying, ’There is no doubt in my mind who our quarterback will be this season, it's 100 percent Jordan Britton.’ Britton ran less than 10 plays last season behind graduated senior Luke Gordon, but has stood out in practice as the Eagles undoubted game one starter. Behind him, Kyle Vines, and Jake Goff, both sophomores, have taken snaps at quarterback. The Eagles also have great depth at running back with seniors Isaiah Rocha, Michael Morris, Cody Mitchell, and Ben Duff leading the way. This team's defense, led by Michael Stout, comes in with a consistent secondary that may be the best the Eagles have seen in recent years. Seniors Triston Milligan, Cody Mitchell, and Colton Bolanhave stood out as leaders of the D-backs this offseason. The Eagle defensive line looks just as solid as the O-line with Christian Gardner, Wyatt Milikin, and Chandler Shear showing major improvements over the offseason. Coach Stout’s defense lost heavy numbers from last season's salty group, but most graduated defensive leaders have been replaced by the feisty incoming senior class. This squad will begin the season attempting to once again finished undefeated in non-conference play. The Eagles will visit Greene County Tech and Pottsville in weeks 1 and 2. Our boys will then face Booneville in their first game back at Phillip D. Weaver just before a meeting with Alma at home in our first conference game. The Eagles will continue conference play at depleted Maumelle; They then host Harrison in week 6 for our annual homecoming. Week 7 the team travels to Farmington then comes home to face 5A Powerhouse Morrilton. The season rounds out with the Eagles taking on Clarksville on the road then coming home to face rival Greenbrier led by former Eagle Jeremy Kendall. The Eagles will see many tough teams this season, but the hardest teams on the schedule all play in Vilonia. With the seniority this squad has, and the home-field advantage in most of the tougher games, this could be a breakout year for Coach Young's Eagles. Do not be surprised when this Vilonia football team puts together a seven or eight win season and makes a deep playoff run. If you can't make it to a game this season, download The CUBE on the appstore and watch each game live with Drake Toll, Corie Eary, and Alan Wade. Keep an eye out for continuous Vilonia Eagle Football reports throughout the 2017-18 season.

Meet the Eagles Family Night

WHAT: The EPIC Meet the Eagles - Soaring to New Heights Event is a celebration of  Vilonia School District. The event will begin with a processional of school leaders and staff, and school groups accompanied by the Vilonia HS Band and end with a time of games, food, spirit gear and fun.

WHY:This is an opportunity to meet and greet the school groups across the district that create spirit and pride for the upcoming 2017-18 school year.

WHO: Schools, Organizations, Sport Teams, and Leadership Teams

WHEN: Thursday, August 24, 2017, 6:00-7:30 PM

WHERE: VHS Athletic Field
 

Processional Info:

Meet the Eagles Processional will begin with groups centered on the 50 yard line with the Vilonia High School Band lined up on both sides. The groups will pass through, pause at the front and line back up on the track returning to their original position.

Right Side of Track: Vilonia School Board, Leadership Team, VPS, VES, and FMIS and their staff/organizations/teams

Left Side of Track VFA and VHS and their staff/organizations/teams

Timeline:

5:00 School and Organizational Tents on track and Concessions in concession area will be set up

5:30 VHS Band, School Board, Leadership, School Groups Line Up on Field at Designated Points on Track

5:45 Band Begins Music

6:00 PM Master of Ceremonies Mr. Franco Welcomes the Crowd -  Announces the VHS Band VHS Band Plays The Star Spangled Banner (Everyone Stands)

6:05 Processional Begins to Music Played by VHS Band -  Board, Leadership, and Schools Announced by Mr. Franco. Each group should pause at the Front mark and wait to be introduced.

Processional Line-Up

  1. The Vilonia School Board

  2. The District Leadership Team and Support Staff

  3. Vilonia Primary School

  4. Vilonia Elementary School

  5. Frank Mitchell Intermediate School

  6. Vilonia Freshman Academy

  7. Vilonia High School

After processional - Vilonia Community is invited to stay for food, fun, and spirit gear.

Concessions:

Food must stay in the concession area. No food or drink are allowed on the field.

Gwatney Chevrolet will be providing a hamburger, chip, water basket for a suggested donation of $5 to benefit E.P.I.C., 

Vilonia Band - Concession stand, 

FMIS - Kona Ice 

VES - cotton candy stand.

Tents (Shade Canopy):

Tents will be provided by organizations and set up from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. Tents will be used to showcase the organization and will provide a marker for lining up and games.

Games:

Games will take place at the tent/canopies and on the field near the tent area. All organizations must be responsible for picking up the tent area and corresponding field before they leave. School and sports gear can be sold at tents. Each tent should have an activity that is fun such as football or basketball toss, mini obstacle course with top time winning, etc. Prizes are the responsibility of each tent. Tickets can be given out and a drawing held for a prize that can be delivered to the student at  school the next day.

Individual Group/Team Information:

Please e-mail your principal which groups will be represented and if a tent will used. School groups should wear an identifying shirt or have signs or symbols to identify that they can wave to make their group stand out. All groups need to have a sponsor/coach present to keep the groups organized. Elementary and primary teams will wear their uniforms and walk with the school they attend. There needs to be an adult present to organize each group.

Any teacher can organize a group but must be responsible for their group. Students should wear a matching identifier (example: same color t-shirt, sunglasses, leis, signs, etc) so we know which group/teacher they belong  for the processional. Parents must claim their children from the teacher/sponsor after the event on the track after the processional.

In closing:

This event is a collaboration of ideas from administrators, teachers, and parents. This collaboration is open - all great ideas will be a result of all of us coming together to acknowledge the power of WE - which is what this event celebrates! Thanks for all the ideas given and those to come!

Please contact your principal with information about your group, group number, and tent activity by this Friday, August 18. Showcase your group and school spirit!

Early Release Day

Parents,

Today is our District's first Early Release Day. Please remember that each Wednesday of this school year each campus will release one hour earlier than other days of the week. This means that if you child is released at 2:45pm on all other days of the week then they will release at 1:45pm on our Early Release Wednesdays. If your child releases at 3pm on other days of the week they will release at 2pm on Early Release Wednesdays.

 

VHS Registration Reminders

Just a few reminders:

  • Students must be present to pick up their schedules.
  • Upon arriving there will be directions that lead you into the counselor's office where your ID will be made
  • Pick up your schedule from the counselor's office
  • Next make your way into the VHS office to take care of locker assignments , parking passes, and fees.
  • Class T-Shirts are available for $10.

Watch for Early Morning Runners on the Roads

It's that time again! School is about to start and your Vilonia Cross Country team will begin early morning practice this week. That means several dozen kids will be hitting the road in the dark! They will have flashlights and blinking lights, so you will be able to see them. We just want you to know they will be out there so they do not surprise you. If you travel Naylor, Schultz, and Vilanco Roads before the sun comes up, please keep your eyes open and slow down when you see these hard working kids. Your cooperation is very much appreciated!

Freshman Academy Contact Info During Cleaning

The Vilonia Freshman Academy hallway floors are being stripped and waxed right now.  If you need to reach us in the VFA office, please call 501-796-2037.  We can make arrangements to get you in, but you will not be able to access us in person without calling first.  We are sorry for the inconvenience, but it is a necessary step to prepare our building for students.

Online Free or Reduced Meal Applications Now Available!

Online applications now available!

  • Increased Security of your personal information

  • Quicker notification of results

  • Increase confidence that it is filled out completely

Go to www.EZMealApp.comclick on Arkansas then select “Vilonia School District” to get your application started.

Call Sophia Hogan, Child Nutrition Director at 501-796-2010 with any questions.

To get a copy of a paper application:

  • Print the PDF letter/application from the school website

  • Paper Applications are included in registration packets

  • You can pick one up from the administration office

  • You can pick one up from the school’s front office or your cafeteria manager

  • You can find it directly on-line at EZMealApp.com

This institution is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

 

You may also click here to be redirected to our document containing these same instructions.

Attention VHS Students


July 7, 2017

VHS Students:

I hope your summer is off to a great start and that you are getting the rest and relaxation that you deserve. It is that time again to start planning for a great and exciting new school year.  Below is a list of important events and dates to mark on your calendar.

August 14, 2017:    1st Day of School

August 8, 2017:    VHS Orientation @ 6:00-7:30 pm
10th grade students and parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to attend. 
            11th &12th grade students and parents/guardians are welcomed to attend but
             attendance is not mandatory.
After orientation students will be able to:
Pick up schedules
Rent lockers (Cost $5 per year)
Purchase parking permits (must present valid driver's license and proof of insurance.  Cost $10 per year)
Get ID Card made (proper school dress is required)
Find classes and meet teachers!!!

August 1-3, 2017      ***PICK UP SCHEDULES!***
During these days student will be able to pick up their schedules as well as rent lockers-$5, purchase parking permits-$10 (must present valid license and insurance), and get ID cards made (proper school dress required).
August 1st & 2nd available office hours will be from 8am-12pm & 1pm-4pm.
August 3rd available office hours will be from 8am-12pm, 1pm-4pm, 4:30pm-7pm.

***If you still owe any fees from last year you will not be able to get a locker, parking
    permit, or receive your schedule until outstanding fees have been paid. 
    Please come by during regular office hours of 8-4 Mon-Thur or 8-11:30am on Friday.

Enjoy the rest of your summer and be safe.  We all look forward to seeing you soon!!!

Sincerely, 


Matt Sewell
VHS Principal
 

Freshman Academy Orientation

Orientation for Vilonia Freshman Academy students will be August 8, 2017 in our PD Center (signs will be posted).  Students and parents/guardians may choose from four separate session times--4:00 PM (Session 1), 5:00 PM (Session 2), 6:00 PM (Session 3), or 7:00 PM (Session 4).  Use the link below to sign up for your session.  We do request that each student have a parent or guardian with them for the orientation session.  Allow extra time for getting a new ID made, picking up a schedule, and updating demographic information with the office.

 

Link for signing up for a session time--https://goo.gl/forms/gl9kSMZ3n9QgL9Bl1