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    A reminder that Tufts University will be visiting Vanden on Thursday, September 29th at 2:30 in the new library. Tufts is a medium-sized research university with outstanding programs in International Relations, Biology, Economics, Psychology, and more. Sign-ups will be available in the Counseling office through Wednesday.

    National Honor Society New Member Applications are due on Friday, September 30 by 3:30 in S6.  You must be a sophomore or older and have a 3.5 GPA or higher to apply.  See Mrs. Lewis in S6 for more information.

    Picture make up day will be on Wednesday, October 5th during 1st and 2nd periods ONLY. If you forgot to turn in an order form for pictures, you may mail that to the address on the order envelope. If you were absent and missed picture day, please make sure to have your picture taken on make-up day.

    The Job Fair is approaching. On Monday, October 3rd seven companies will be conducting group interviews from 3-6pm. Go to room L2 at lunch today and all next week so you can fill out the online job applications.  Don't forget to register for the job fair on the Vanden webpage.


    Come out to the Nut Tree Air Fair October 15th to see what’s flying in!   This family-friendly event will have aircraft viewing, radio control aircraft demonstrations and a variety of food trucks throughout the day from 10 am to 4 pm.  Come early for the free EAA – Young Eagles airplane rides for those of you age 8 to 17.  Registration for the Young Eagle rides begins at 7 and flights will continue till 9:30!

    Attention juniors! PSAT registration is open Monday, September 26th through Friday, October 14th. Students can register at the ASB window during lunch and 30 minutes after school on regular days; during lunch on common planning days. The cost is $20. Fee waivers are available for students who qualify. See the Counseling office or Vanden Counseling webpage for more information.  

    Hey Vikes! Yearbooks are on sale for the lowest price of the year right now at the ASB Finance Window. $70 with ASB card and $75 w/o. 

    Hey seniors! Do you want to have a page in the yearbook dedicated just to you or to you and your squad? Senior ads are on sale right now through the end of October. We are only selling a limited number of ads this year, so get one while availability lasts. You can purchase Senior Ads from the ASB Window.

    Student 2 Student is a club to help acquaint transitioning students to their new school community. This student led program offers tours and information as well as friendship and acceptance – which are things that matter to most students. Please join us for our next meeting on September 29th at lunch in the Little Theater.

    Tickets are on sale now for Zombemom LIVE; an interactive Maze Adventure hosted by the Vanden Drama Boosters. Tickets for the event are $25 at the door, or you can pre-register for only $22. Pre-registration forms are available in the Main Office, or on-line @  Zombemon LIVE will be held at the Cool Patch Pumpkin and Corn Maze in Dixon; the largest corn maze in the world. On Wednesday, October 12th from 5 to 9 p.m. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

    Seniors! The Questbridge College Match program provides for students interested in applying to the nation's most selective college. Applicants will have primarily A's in the most challenging courses, strong test scores, and demonstrated financial need. The application deadline is September 27th and is available online at . Additional information is available in the Counseling office.

    If you are a high school senior dedicated to learning, leading, and performing, you have what it takes to become a Wendy's high school Heisman. Applicants must have maintained a 3.0 or better and be proven leaders in their school and community. Recipients may receive awards of up to $10,000.  Applications must be submitted as soon as possible, no later than October 3rd. Visit for information.

    Interested in becoming Homecoming Royalty? Make sure to pick up a Homecoming packet to become this year’s King, Queen, Prince, Princess, Lord, Lady, Dutch or Duchess! All packets are due by October 5th!

    Are you an aspiring doctor or nurse? Join Future Health Professions Club! Meetings are every Monday in M-1. We are a redeveloped club looking for new members.

    Interested in playing girls soccer this winter? Come out to soccer conditioning on the JV baseball fields every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:00 to 4:45 starting NOW!

    Girls Basketball signups in P1. Conditioning has started (9/7) from 3:30-4:30 by the track. Study hall in the library after school.

    The Tutoring Center is now open. We need tutors for all subjects this year. Come to S-6 before school or at lunch to pick up an application. The tutoring center will be in the “M” building after school Monday through Thursday.

    Attention all students that might need to take the Activity Bus home. This year we have two buses that will come to pick up at Vanden. They will be here Monday through Thursday ONLY, never on Fridays and the times are: 4:15 and 5:00 p.m.

    Heart 2 Heart food bank is in need of donations. Drop things off in Q-2 Mrs. Centeno’s room before school. NHS members will get community service hours for your donations.

    Seniors: Please remember quotes are due by October 14th in room C-6. Any quotes that are found to be inappropriate will be returned and a new form must be submitted with a new quote to C-6. The quote must include who it’s from. Any quotes without citation will be returned as well.


    If someone is parked in your spot, please use the unassigned spaces of 23-29, 119-125, and 141-155. If you can’t remember the numbers, the open spaces and the row facing TEC is best. Thank you!



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