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    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017




    Driver’s Ed sign-ups begin WEDNESDAY, March 1st and end March 10th.  Driver’s Ed is a self-paced 7th period class with targeted deadlines. You may not take the class if you currently have a 7th period class. This is a nine-week course and upon completion the student will earn 2.5 credits. If you are interested in taking drivers Ed next semester, please complete sign-ups in the counseling office before FRIDAY, March 10th at 3:15 p.m.  The 30 oldest students will be enrolled and notified at school by Tuesday, March 14th.  Hurry in before time expires!


    Attention all AP students: Tuesday, February 28th is the FINAL DEADLINE to purchase your AP tests. Make checks payable to Travis Unified School District and pay Mrs. Trummel at the ASB window during lunch and after 6th period until 2:45.

    Attention L.U.C.E., Student 2 Student, BSU: Join us Saturday, March 11th for the 17th Annual Cesar Chavez Youth Leadership Conference at UC Davis. It is a free college and career motivational event. Explore college choices, connect with community resources and learn from professional role models who can help you plan for your future career. Free breakfast and lunch available. Pick up a permission slip in counseling and turn in by Friday, March 10th.

    Are you ready to work, ready for a paycheck?! If you are looking for work, but need to improve your ability to get hired and succeed in the workplace, we have just what you need! Find out more about the New Work-Ready Certificate program that will be running after school starting Monday March 6th. There will be a table set up in the main quad at Lunch every day this week, come on by and find out how you can improve your chances of getting a job and become a successful employee! See you there!

    Attention French Club members: Come to the meeting on Tuesday, February 28th during lunch in room N-2. We’ll be finalizing our field trip plans. See you there!

    Hey L.U.C.E. members. Just as a reminder, we will be having a mandatory general meeting today Tuesday, February 28th in N5. As always, our meetings are every Tuesday of NON-Common Planning Day weeks.

    Attention senior parents: The Vanden Sober Grad Committee needs your help. Please join us for our next meeting on Tuesday, March 7th at the Round Table in the Creekside shopping center next to Raley’s. The meeting will start at 6:30pm. Help us give the senior class a great event.

    A reminder to seniors that the Free Application for federal Student Aid deadline for Cal Grant consideration is March 2nd. Completing the FAFSA is free and quick, and it give you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or career school. Visit to apply. 

    March 2nd is also the deadline for California Dream Act applications. The California Dream Act allows undocumented and nonresident documented students who meet certain provisions to apply for and receive California state aid.

    Contact the Counseling office for questions. 

    Seniors have you heard of Assist-A-Grad? A representative will be available to answer questions and help with the application process during lunch every Thursday in February outside the Counseling office. These are scholarships provided by local community members. Application packets are due March, 1 2017.

    Vanden will be hosting two college visits. On Wednesday, March 1st we will have a visit from Grand Canyon University. GCU programs included Nursing, Business, and Education. On Wednesday, March 8th we will host the University of San Francisco. USF is a premier Jesuit University in the heart of San Francisco. Notable programs include Business, Social Science and Health Sciences. Sign-ups are available in the Counseling Office.

    Hey Vikes! Are you interested in playing March madness 3 on 3 basketball? Come to P-2 to pick up a permission slip now! The slips are due on March 13th.

    Seniors, Class of 2017, there are still a number of you that 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.

    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.

    UC Davis Young Scholars Program is accepting applications for their competitive summer research program. They select 40 top achieving students who will be rising juniors or rising seniors. The program is June 25-August 5, 2017, information about the application, fees and financial aid is available at Application deadline is March 16, 2017

    KP Launch Internship program is currently accepting applications for their summer internship program June 12-August 4, 2017. Please look on the counseling website for the application and submission information. Deadline to apply is 4pm on Monday, March 6, 2017.

    Attention students: Grand Canyon University will be visiting Vanden on Wednesday, March 1st. GCU is a private, faith-based University in Phoenix, Arizona. GCU programs include Nursing, Business, Education and Engineering. GCU is a growing campus with state of the art academic, housing and athletic facilities. Interested students can sign up in the Counseling Office. Space is limited.

    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 Little Theater. Please mark your calendars for this important meeting.

    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.

    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.

    The City of Vacaville has started accepting applications for Recreation Specialists in our Community Services Department. Applications for summer positions should be received by Feb. 27th. Students can apply at

    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.

    Hey Vikes: Just wanted to let you know that the tutoring center has now moved to the Student Commons, which is the old library. Tutoring is available Monday through Thursday after 6th and Tuesdays and Thursdays after 7th.


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