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    THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017




    Hey Vikes! Do you enjoy creative writing? Then you should take part in Vanden’s Writer’s Club writing competition! Starting today, you can submit any kind of creative writing on any topic to the submission box in the library. Your writing must be appropriate and submitted with your name and the name of your English teacher. Submissions will be cut off on April 13th and the winners announced on April 28th.

    Reminder: Students interested in Cheerleading for next year; there will be a mandatory meeting for parents/cheerleaders on Tuesday, March 28th at 7:00 p.m. in the Vanden Library. Please mark your calendars for this important meeting.

    Juniors, have you heard about the CSU Early Assessment Program? The EAP shows 11th grade readiness for university-level work and can exempt CSU-ready students from taking college placement tests. Join us on Thursday, March 23rd during lunch in the Library Computer Lab to learn more. 

    Interested in learning about UC Davis? A UCD admissions representative will be at Vanden on Tuesday, March 28th to talk with students about programs and admissions. Students must sign up in advance to attend this visit. The sign-up sheet is available now in the Counseling office.

    The ASVAB is a tool that can help students plan for the future by providing information about their skills, abilities, and interests. The next ASVAB will be held on Tuesday, April 25th. Sign-ups are available in the Counseling office and seating is limited, so don’t delay.

    Grad Night will be holding a Putt Putt Golf Tournament on Friday, March 24th from 6-9 pm at Scandia Family Fun Center in Fairfield. Come out and show off your golfing skills. $10 per person and heavy appetizers will be served.

    Attention all Vikings Fans! Our Girls Basketball Team will be playing for the STATE CHAMPIONSHIP vs. MATER DEI from Southern California on Saturday, March 25th at 2:00 p.m. at the Golden One Center in Sacramento. We will have a Rooter’s Bus departing from Vanden at 11:00 a.m. If you would like to purchase a ticket for the Rooter’s Bus today at lunch, bring $5 cash to P-1. That’s $5 CASH ONLY for a bus ride to Sacramento.

    Student 2 Student will be meeting on Friday at lunch in the Little Theater. Are you a military dependent and new to Vanden this year? Well join Student 2 Student on Saturday, March 25th 6-8:30pm at Rockin Jump. Please see the counseling office for more information.


    Did you know that due to humanity’s actions, species are disappearing at a rate that hasn’t been seen on earth for 65 million years (since the extinction of the dinosaurs).Help save the natural world. The Environmental Club meets Wednesdays at lunch and Fridays after school in room S-5. See you there!

    Attention all parents, The Vanden Bingo Boosters need volunteers to run the Thursday night session at the Vaca Valley bingo hall.  This is a great way to raise money for the organizations your students participate in at Vanden High School.  For more information or to sign up please call (707) 365-2560.

    There will be a West Point Admissions Briefing on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 from 7:00-9:00 pm at the American River College. Interested students should contact Mr. Larry Smith at 916-483-1998 or for more information.

    The Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Program is currently accepting applications for their Sacramento Leadership Conference or Bay Area Institute. Open to sophomores or juniors, you will learn about public policy and leadership skills, for free! Applications are due April 19, 2017 and can be completed online at

    Are you a high school senior looking for scholarships to apply to? Check the counseling website for scholarships or pick-up a paper applications for select scholarships. We currently have 15 scholarships with upcoming March deadlines.

    L.U.C.E. shirts are still being sold! They are $20 each. Please stop by N-4, Senorita Ruvalcaba’s room, at lunch to purchase yours.

    Ticket sales will begin in March for the Junior/Senior prom. Best price dates for seniors will be March 20th and 21st and for juniors March 22nd and 23rd. Posters will be around campus for exact prices. Don’t wait because prices will go up each week and Prom usually sells out. Prom will be held on Saturday, April 29th in Sacramento at the Library Galleria.

    Class of 2017, some of you have not ordered your Cap & Gown for graduation.  Please make sure you take care of this.   There are two ways to order. 1.   Go to and order online 2. Pick up a Last Chance order Form from the main office and mail your order form directly to the Jostens office in Lafayette. Remember, everyone that plans to participate in graduation must have a Cap, Gown & Tassel and you need to make sure you take care of this.

    Seniors – Sober Grad Night tickets will be on sale Friday’s at lunchtime. Each ticket is $80 and can be purchased at the Grad Night table set up by the stage. If you have any questions, please check out our Facebook page: Vanden Grad Night 2017. Get your tickets early before the boat is full and they sell out!

    Hey Vikes! Are you interested in getting a yearbook? Act fast because we have already sold half of our inventory. Order today to make sure you get a book: $90 w/ASB, $95 without.

    PSAT paper score reports are now available for students who took the fall PSAT. Reports will be available in the Counseling office before school, at lunch, and after school until 3:30. Remember online scores can be linked to Khan Academy for personalized SAT practice. Follow the link on the Counseling web page under SAT/ACT Testing Information.


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