Wednesday, August 27, 2014

[Volcano_Vista_HS] VVHS Announcements--Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Let's ICE Atencio! We need to raise $1,000.00 to have Mrs. Atencio participate in the ice bucket challenge at the assembly on Friday. Students will be collecting money during lunch (look for the black buckets) or stop by the activities office anytime to donate. The money will be given to New Day, a local charity that supports homeless teens.

Students: reminder to come up to the north mezzanine today and Thursday for our fall mixers. Wednesday will be hosted by Maestas/Casaus ambassadors.  Thursday will be hosted by Francour/Figiel and be an ice-cream social.  Don't miss the fun and food.

SkillsUSA: Want to see new places and meet new people? SkillsUSA can put you on the road to a variety of destinations depending on your level of involvement. Competitions and leadership conferences can lead to local, state, national and even global travel.  Skills USA will be having our first meeting Thursday September 4th at lunch in room G203.


MESA will be meeting in G203 today at lunch.  It is time to start talking about the upcoming competitions and what we want to accomplish for the year.  See you in G203 at lunch.

WING SQUAD: There is a campus clean-up on Saturday, August 30; anyone can come to help keep our school one of the cleanest APS campuses!  All wing squad members: there is trash duty at lunch today! Meet in the A-Hall office within the last ten minutes of lunch today.

SNHS: First meeting of the Spanish National Honor Society will be Thursday, Aug 28th, at lunch, in E112. Bring your calendars. Hasta el jueves!

BSU: We will be having our first BSU meeting this Thursday, August 28th, during lunch in Room H206.  Please see Mrs. Vasquez if you have any questions.

GSA: The Gay Straight Alliance will be meeting today at lunch in Room A120. All who are interested are welcome to attend. The mission of the GSA is to help create a safe environment for all students and promote tolerance of diversity in the school.

TONIGHT your local congressmen and women will be hosting ACADEMY NIGHT at the UNM Student Union building from 6-8 pm. If you have any interest in attending any of the service academies or ROTC programs, you are highly encouraged to attend as the representatives will be present to answer any questions and give briefings about the nomination process. Dress to impress and see Major Campbell in B154 if you have any questions.

FASHION CLUB will be having their next meeting after school today in Mrs. Orta's room, F104. New members are always welcome and anyone can join.

If you wish to take a Driver Education course after school at VVHS, you must sign-up in the Activities Office before end of school on Wednesday AND you must attend a MANDATORY meeting at lunch in Room F110 on THURSDAY AUGUST 28th. Students who do not make it to this mandatory meeting on Thursday will not have the class added to their schedules.


  • Attention Students enrolled in an eCADEMY class:  Classes started on Monday, August 25th.  You should have logged on and started working.  Also, don't forget you need to attend the mandatory orientation that you should have signed up for when you registered for class.  All orientations are at eCADEMY.  Please see Mrs. Wells in A202 if you have any questions.

  • Are you interested in a STEM career (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and will also be the first in your family to attend college?  Then join us next month for a special visit to UNM.  Sign up this week in the Career Center. There are a limited number of spots.  

  • SENIORS, there are some scholarships with deadlines earlier than most. For example, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural council scholarship deadline is September 8. This is a 1,000-dollar award.

  • Students, free events are available for you and your parents next week to help you gain information for you're after high school planning:  Colleges That Change Lives.  This college fair will primarily host small, private colleges from around the country. It will be held at the Marriot Pyramid North at 7pm tonight.


  • Girls Basketball meeting at lunch today in the gym.

  • If you are interested in playing Boys Basketball and are not in a fall sport, please meet in room A117 at lunch on Thursday.

  • BOYS SOCCER plays Thursday against Valley at 6:30 and Saturday at 9:15 against Sandia

  • GIRLS SOCCER Thursday at 4:15 against La Cueva Saturday at 9:15 against Highland.

  • All soccer games this week will be at the APS Soccer Complex.  Walking to the Soccer Complex: if you walk from VVHS to the Soccer Complex, please go the NORTH side of Tony Hillerman, use the sidewalk and then cut across their outdoor basketball courts to go up to the Soccer Complex.

  • Football has their first game against Sandia on Saturday at 2 at Community Stadium. We are the visiting team and will sit on the east side of the stadium.  There will be a tailgate beginning at 11am on Saturday by the gym. Stay tuned for more info.

  • Athletic Punch Cards are being sold in the Freshmen Academy for $15, $25, and $35.

And remember

As always…

It's great to be a hawk!


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