Our final VBMS@home video announcements for 2019-2020! Kashi brings his best 'dad joke' and Friends of Rachel says good-bye... #VB1team #VBexperience #seizethedayVBMS https://youtu.be/5s_fyUMpBQM
Jordan shares our joke of the day, Mr. Clark kicks it back junior high school-style for your Thursday VBMS@home announcements... #VB1team #VBexperience #seizethedayVBMS https://youtu.be/ID3ntzrfUdk
Middle School Cheer 2020-2021... It is time to start planning for the 20-21 cheerleading program. Coach Snyder is looking for students interested in cheering for football or basketball or both. Football is a combined squad, where basketball can be 2 squads if there are enough to make 2 squads. Volleyball players are welcome, they will just have to practice on their own and have parents transport to games once the school year starts. Please email Coach Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org and use subject "middle school cheer".
We celebrate the final hump day of 2019-20 with a joke from Carlos and Mr. Hafner kicks old school! #VB1team #VBexperience #seizethedayVBMS https://youtu.be/apBEBncVyZk
A year-end video from Friends of Rachel and Gavin gives us a chuckle for your Tuesday VBMS@home announcements! #VB1team #VBexperience #seizethedayVBMS https://youtu.be/bi2YRMWEhQE
It's our final Monday of 2020-2021! Kenzie leads us in the Pledge one last time, Chance has a winner of a joke and Mrs. Obe takes us back to Drager Middle School. #VB1team #VBexperience #seizethedayVBMS https://youtu.be/AaV7iNrqo4M
The show must go on! The 15th annual VBMS Talent Show: Quarantine Edition!!! #VBexperience #VB1team #seizethedayVBMS https://youtu.be/-l9YVoVKkUk
Happy Fri-yay VBMS! Mrs. Salisbury kicks it old school, Phoenix makes us laugh, and we celebrate our Shout-Outs! #VB1team #VBexperience #seizethedayVBMS https://youtu.be/Sw5v8lmX8gM
Mr. Henry kicks it old school on Buttermilk Biscuit Day (a day early) and Mayank makes us laugh in today's VBMS@home announcements... #VB1team #VBexperience #seizethedayVBMS https://youtu.be/MOjUdPhP9bE
Who is that NBA star-turned-police officer? Celebrate hump day with a joke from Emily and Mrs. Leonard kicking it old school! #VB1team #VBexperience #seizethedayVBMS https://youtu.be/Rn8T7oa-8YI
Why did Mrs. Doxsey like math so much in 7th and 8th grades? We salute Dep. Crouch during Police Week and Mussie brings us his best bad joke! #VB1team #VBexperience #seizethedayVBMS https://youtu.be/B5Fh-p93MTY
Good Monday morning and happy "National Eat What You Want Day"!!! Mrs. Dishong, aka the 1988 PTO Halloween Festival Queen kicks it old school in today's VBMS@home announcements... #VB1team #VBexperience #seizethedayVBMS https://youtu.be/8lrBCTUcbwA
We were hoping to celebrate our Schools to Watch designation with our students in-person. That is not an option, so thanks to Mrs. Rodman, we have a video that not only explains STW, but also celebrates what makes VBMS a unique #VBexperience! https://youtu.be/uaasTU-xC4Y
It's Fri-YAY! We celebrate with shout-outs, Mrs. Sexton kicking it old school and your answer to our National Tourism Day trivia from yesterday. #VB1team #VBexperience #seizethedayVBMS https://youtu.be/iLQVyrEjUUE
Grab your camera and fanny pack... it's National Tourism Day! Mrs. Rodman kicks it old school and Chevy delivers today's joke #VBexperience #seizethedayVBMS #VB1team https://youtu.be/lfBMsqDUylk
Happy Nurses' Day! Veer brings us our joke of the day and Ms. O'Brien shares how she dislocated her kneecap in middle school... all in today's VBMS@home announcements! #VB1team #VBexperience #seizethedayVBMS https://youtu.be/g_3Gc2EJhZQ
What threat required guards for Chewbacca? Mr. Marshall kicks it old school and we celebrate National Teachers Day in your VBMS@home video announcements... #VB1team #VBexperience #seizethedayVBMS https://youtu.be/9VQ7IDVct3o
This week's LUNCH BUNCH with Mrs. Dishong... A Weekly Dose of Curiosities and Puzzlements “What do you notice?” “What do you wonder?” We will ask these questions and discuss absolutely adorable painted animals, incredibly intricate, cardboard creations, an origami caterpillar that moves, and a giant Lego Man costume! See you Monday 5/4/2020 at NOON! The link to join is in our Google Classroom homebase
We talk about our 8th grade Moving Up ceremony, we look back at Mr. Greer's middle school days, and Kenzie leads up in the Pledge of Allegiance. Happy Monday VBMS@home!!! #VB1team #VBexperience #seizethedayVBMS https://youtu.be/q00Zb9jOaFk
Your May Day VBMS@home announcements - Mrs. Miller kicks it old school, our National Raisin Day trivia answer, and more! #VB1team #VBexperience #seizethedayVBMS https://youtu.be/TEWWIG1wOEY
Mrs. Sines kicks it old school and we feature a joke of the day about the joke of the day! Who was that cha-cha champion?! #VB1team #VBexperience #seizethedayVBMS https://youtu.be/k4YAjBIkVJQ
Check out BGSU's Academic Enrichment Camps this summer... https://www.bgsu.edu/pre-college-programs/summer-academic-and-youth-programs/academic-summer-programs/academic-enrichment-camps.html?cq_ck=1587572064587
We head to Minnesota to kick it old school, we recognize two 8th grade leaders, and did you know that VBMS has a staff member who is a world-class interpretive dancer?! #VB1team #VBexperience #seizethedayVBMS https://youtu.be/_YDhda-4MAM
Good Tuesday morning! We celebrate superheroes today... including Mrs. Keeran, who takes us back to her junior high days at McComb! #VB1team #VBexperience #seizethedayVBMS https://youtu.be/ysEN8okHOZ4
Good Monday morning! We start the week with shout outs and get a peak into Mr. Bunn's middle school glory years! Your VBMS@home announcements for April 27... https://youtu.be/t5ghLHVXUKY
We celebrate Fri-YAY with shout outs! Plus, Mrs. Hosler kicks it "old school" in today's VBMS@home video announcements... #VB1team #VBexperience #seizethedayVBMS https://youtu.be/jw6RSnnD_gg
Parents: You may have an email regarding school library books (the sender was "sirsi")...if the book is at school in your child's locker, no worries. Information on dates for minimal contact drop off of school property and pick up of student belongings is coming soon...
We kick it OLD SCHOOL with Mrs. T, Kumar's got the joke of the day, and we have more shout outs!!! Our April 23 VBMS@home announcements... https://youtu.be/NcZTGcCLoGI
Learn about the TRIFECA of special holidays we celebrate today plus a G.O.A.T. joke from Rebecca in today's VBMS@home video announcements! https://youtu.be/PRFYgYe6BFc
Happy Tuesday! Let's celebrate some Shout Outs and Finn brings us the joke of the day in your VBMS@home video announcements... https://youtu.be/QLMQmrOxFuU
Mr. Clark finds his doppelganger and more in today's VBMS@home video announcements... https://youtu.be/n5warBWMsro
It's FRI-YAY!!! More Shout Outs, National Cheeseball Day Trivia and more in your VBMS@home announcements... https://youtu.be/8OANM1AtdXY
Learn about who won last Thursday's lunch challenge (and about this week's challenge)! Plus, it's Wear your Pajamas to Work Day!!! Your VBMS@home announcements for April 16... https://youtu.be/63oKzuBFSlg
We cannot wait until we meet again face-to-face, Black Knights! Stay connected and uKNIGHTed as #VB1team! https://youtu.be/_9iIQuK0uLI
Shout outs, our Joke of the Day, and more in your March 15 VBMS@home video announcements... https://youtu.be/QiTAYB7VwWE
Our Farm to Table Club met with Dr. Hirsch, a plant pathologist from University of Kentucky. They shared our program, then asked questions about plan diseases and pests - specifically root rot and algae, problems the club has faced with hydoponics. Dr. Hirsch said he wished college biology majors asked the level of questions our VBMS students did! #VBexperience #VB1team
Learn about this week's Thursday lunch challenge plus SHOUT OUTS! VBMS@home announcements for 4/9/2020... https://youtu.be/H_OOl4UShn0
Good Monday morning! Here are your VBMS@home announcements... Join Mrs. Sines for today's LUNCH BUNCH at 12pm - the Zoom link will be in our Google Classroom homebase. #VB1team #VBexperience #seizethedayVBMS https://youtu.be/tI5Pmde2KYU
Your Fri-YAY VBMS@home video announcements including shout-outs! #VB1team #VBexperience https://youtu.be/fjI_Nl8eONo
The April 2, 2020 VBMS@home update regarding the extension of school closures through May is here... https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ABEJvwZCWz0C0Na0FqB2vLxJGkol9Kme/view?usp=sharing
Check out today's THURSDAY LUNCH CHALLENGE for a chance to win a Chipotle gift card! Your Thursday VBMS@home video announcements... https://youtu.be/Mno8vM0gNGY
Here are your April Fool's Day VBMS@home video announcements... https://youtu.be/APGnZgFYa9s #VB1team #VBexperience
It's the last day of March! Below are your VBMS@home video announcements for Tuesday. Students and staff - check our Google Classroom homebase for a link to join the Lunch Bunch today so that you can share your pets! https://youtu.be/FzXy9bAwK28
This afternoon, Governor DeWine announced that Ohio's schools will be closed through May 1. We are working on details for the extended closure for our staff and students.
Parents and guardians: Today's Thursday lunch challenge was about making connections while we're isolated. This will make for great dinner table conversation! #VB1team #VBexperience
Let's support our kids' emotional well-being during the pandemic. Family Resource Center is initiating telemedicine services - for our students who see Shae here at school, she can still connect with you during this time! http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Student-Supports/Coronavirus/Supporting-Children%e2%80%99s-Social-Emotional-and-Behavi
Here are your INTERNATIONAL WAFFLE DAY VBMS@home announcements for March 25... https://youtu.be/QX0dekqswK8
We couldn't let Thursday pass us by without a LUNCH CHALLENGE! Check out today's VBMS@home video announcements... https://youtu.be/Wh2JchkzHfw #VB1team #VBexperience
Our "Unplugged" reading time is an important part of the day! Borrow digital materials from the Findlay-Hancock Public Library! If you don't have a current library card, FHPL is issuing digital cards at this time. https://www.findlaylibrary.org/content/digital-library-card #VB1team #VBexperience
Good Wednesday morning! Check out today's VBMS@home announcements here... https://youtu.be/fonZb6pfuLE #VB1team #VBexperience
HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY VBMS! Check out our video announcements for each of our VBMS@home days! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLTa8gmvYp7otKLqgYTDRjwbnDpURNu0ro
We will have bagged lunch packs and food bags available in the MS/HS office for any children 11am-2pm Tuesday 3/17. We will evaluate this process and determine future offerings after Tuesday. Please help spread the word to ensure we keep our #VB1team healthy and safe. Thanks to the district food service program, Feed a Child, and VBMS Rachel's Pantry for their help with this!
Congratulations to our VBMS February Noble Knights! Aubrey Scherf - 6th grade team Aubrey posses a strong work ethic and positive attitude! She models kindness to others and demonstrates responsibility and respect. Thank you Aubrey!!! Duda Oliveira - 7th grade team Duda consistently shows an excellent work ethic. As a member of the quiz bowl team, Duda represented Van Buren by showing good sportsmanship and demonstrating how all of her hard work at school is paying off. Annie Moro - 8th grade team Annie does a good job turning in her work, completing tasks and advocating when she has questions. We really appreciate how well she does on assessments and projects. Keep up the good work!
Our Science Olympiad results from last week are in and this year's team placed higher than any other team in VBMS history! 9 students competed in a total of 19 different events, ranging from Game On which asked students to code a video game, to study events about fossils and birds, to construction events like our mousetrap vehicle, and finally lab-based events like Water Quality. This group earned a ranking of 11th overall in our region! Students placed in the following events: Veer Mehta and Trey Morris - Circuit Lab-6th Veer Mehta and Henry Thomas - Disease Detectives-5th Henry Thomas and Trey Morris - Dynamic Planet-6th Chi Chi Chang - Heredity-5th Veer Mehta and Payge LaBean - Machines-3rd Chi Chi Chang - Meteorology-3rd #VB1team #VBexperience
Update on afternoon/evening activities: No MS track practice today. Musical rehearsal is on as scheduled. 8th grade families: The VBHS scheduling meeting is ON for today at 6:30pm in the cafeteria.
Campfire is looking for some absolutely incredible kids to honor at their On Behalf of Youth (OBOY) awards breakfast! Nominate a middle schooler today! Nominations are due 3/13/2020. https://campfirenwohio.com/oboy-nomination-form/
Nominate an outstanding educator for Findlay Rotary Club's Golden Apple Award! Nominations are due April 3. https://findlayrotary.org/golden-apple-award-teacher-nomination-form/
8th grade families: Mr. Zender, our HS counselor will meet with 8th grade families on Tuesday 3/3/2020 at 6:30pm to discuss scheduling at @VanBurenHS in the auditorium.
VBMS will offer spring pictures to families. Photographs will be taken on Monday, March 2 and only students who make a purchase are photographed. If you are interested in purchasing spring pictures, goto https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/ and use Picture ID EVTZTGBND
Thanks to Friends of Rachel for reminding us how much we give to others by being kind! Monday: Ask staff if you can help with anything Tuesday: Thank your bus driver (or whoever brought you to school) Wednesday: Ask a classmate how their day is going and REALLY listen Thursday: Thoughtful Thursday! Friday: Thank our cafeteria staff for the hard work they do #VB1team #VBexperience
Agnishekhar Basu Sarkar called tonight's board of education meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance prior to being recognized for winning the county spelling bee. Thanks to Kayla DeMuth from Hancock Public Health for sharing information on vaping with us at tonight's Community Coffee. #VB1team #VBexperience
17.6% of 8th graders report vaping in the past year. 37.3% of HS seniors do... let's curb those numbers with facts and education! Learn more at our Community Coffee TONIGHT at 7pm. RSVP to Mrs. Keeran (email@example.com)
Our vocational agriculture program has invited us to participate in FFA Spirit Week the week of February 24: Monday - Blue and Gold Tuesday - Hunting season/camo Wednesday - Jerseys and jammys Thursday - Ties and tie-dye Friday - Farmer Friday #VB1team #VBexperience
Pennies for Patients update: Our homebases are competing for an Olive Garden lunch as we raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. In third place is Mr. Hafner's homebase while Mrs. Obenour's homebase is in 2nd place. After week 1, Mr. Henry's homebase is in first. Two more weeks, #VB1team!
At the next VBMS community coffee, we will hear from Kayla Demuth (Hancock Public Health) about vaping. Let's learn and work together to keep our kids healthy and safe! We will also have Q&A about the upcoming school levy. This event will take place this Thursday, (2/20) at 7pm. RSVP with Mrs. Keeran (firstname.lastname@example.org).
As we start the shortened week, Friends of Rachel reminds us to be kind... Tuesday: Pick up trash you see on the floor Wednesday: Put a positive sticky note on your teachers' doors Thursday: Paint kindness rocks, put them around our school Friday: Hug your friends today and tell them how much they mean to you #VB1team #VBexperience
CONGRATULATIONS to our December/January Noble Knights!!! Selma Brant - 6th Grade Team Selma always gives her best effort and does it with a smile on her face and a pleasant disposition. She constantly demonstrates a positive attitude along with an "attitude of gratitude". We appreciate how hard she works each day. Lacey Bowman - 7th Grade Team Lacey has been a model student all year. She helps her classmates stay on task, participates strongly in class, and is always polite and pleasant. Great job Lacey! Brylee Ponn - 8th Grade Team Brylee always has a positive attitude in class. She works hard and is respectful to others, which is especially clear when she mentors in the elementary school. Many of her peers look up to her and she is a strong leader. #VB1team #VBexperience #seizethedayVBMS
Van Buren Schools will be delayed 2 hours tomorrow (2/6/20). Stay warm and safe!!!
WARM UP at our next community coffee on Thursday, February 20 at 7pm. We will learn about vaping from Kayla Demuth, Hancock Public Health and VBS treasurer Dawn Jacobs will answer questions about the upcoming levy. RSVP today to Mrs. Keeran (email@example.com) #VB1team
We're focused on intentional kindness at VBMS during February... Monday: Compliment a teacher for their effort Tuesday: Say "good morning" to at least 5 others before 1st period Wednesday: High-five 3 people, making eye-contact and sharing a smile Thursday: Make sure to say please and thank you, show respect Friday: Hold the door for someone #VB1team #VBexperience
Food insecurity is real: About 1 in 5 children in Ohio (19.6%) live in families that can't always afford enough food on their own. Rachel's Pantry is a project of our Friends of Rachel Club and the purpose is to provide food for students in need. Grade levels are in a challenge to contribute non-perishable food and toiletries. Thanks to Feed-a-Child and the Findlay Service League for their assistance with this initiative. If you are in need, go here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1L0upINZqZwRV4tb_gUJL-nzaXe7K6uFKWqNNncHBbV4/edit
Reminders: Thursday 1/16/2020 is the end of the 2nd quarter/1st semester Friday 1/17/2020 is a staff inservice day - no school Monday 1/20/2020 is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - no school
Rachel's Pantry will be a year-long event, and a competition ranging every quarter. The competition will be a clash between the grades, with collection boxes in their respective hallways. With every can or boxed food item giving +1 point to every grade. The winning grade will get a technology pass in Homebase, allowed to use phones or watch YouTube. If you are in need of food or snacks for home or lunch, go to Mr. Hafner's moodle page and find Rachel's Pantry in the Useful Links at the top left of the page.
Need a quiet place to study? No wi-fi at home? Need help with your homework? Come to Study Tables! Open to all middle school students, Wednesdays after school from 3:05-4:00pm in Mrs. Sines's classroom (room 306). NJHS members will be available to assist with homework questions.
Parents & guardians: Give your 6th graders a Christmas gift they won't expect... required 7th grade vaccinations!!! Check out the details from Hancock Public Health... https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8Ks4uQbqG9gVnJuNzVKSnEzdHlIVjdNTXFHWThjOEgxcXow/view?usp=sharing
Tonight's band holiday concert is ON. All students are to report to the band room at 6:30. Concert begins at 7:00.
All middle school practices for today (12/17/19) are cancelled. Stay tuned for determination on tonight's band concert.
We have 32 spellers competing in the annual VBMS spelling bee Wednesday 12/18 at 1:45pm! Guests are welcome - please check in at the MS/HS office. Good luck spellers... our winner represents VBMS at the Hancock County bee. #VB1team #VBexperience
Friends of Rachel Winter Spirit Week starts 12/16! Monday: Meme Monday Tuesday: VSCO Tuesday Wednesday: Pajamas Wednesday Thursday: Red/Gree/Ugly Sweater Friday: SUPER VB SPIRIT! #VB1team #VBexperience #seizethedayVBMS
Congratulations to our November Noble Knights!!! #VB1team #VBexperience #seizethedayVBMS Chance Frey - Sixth Grade Team Chance perseveres in class - when he struggles with content, he works hard. After not giving up, Chance not only had the correct answers but he was helping others work out the problems! Congratulations Chance! Lily Grady - Seventh Grade Team Lily is a young woman to be admired. With quiet confidence, she leads and works hard. No matter the task, from the classroom to the kitchen, she is a joy to be around. Oftentimes, Lily assists by going above and beyond. Great work, Lily! Rebecca Betts - Eighth Grade Team During our team's Mr. Yunker Day of Service, Rebecca jumped right in to any of the tasks she was asked to complete and didn't hesitate to work. Great job Rebecca - the progress we made as a result of your work ethic was appreciated by community members and the school. Such a hard worker in and out of the classroom!
Save the date: At our next community coffee, learn about vaping from Kayla Demuth, Hancock Public Health. 2/20/20 at 7pm. Let's keep our kids healthy and safe! #VBexperience #VB1team
One of Buddy the Elf's four food groups was candy canes (along with candy, candy corns, and syrup). This may not align with our health curriculum. HAPPY/HYPE is VBMS's premiere supplier of candy canes during December through the Peppermint Post Office fundraiser. Candy canes of all flavors, including the traditional peppermint, are available during MS lunch for 25 cents.
Student-led conferences tonight, tomorrow and Monday evening! Enter through doors 1, 2 or through the auditorium lobby. 6th graders will conference with families in Mr. Hafner's room, 7th graders in the Learning Commons & 8th graders in Ms. O'Brien's room. #VB1team #VBexperience
Easton's excited to share her learning at student-led conferences starting next week. Sign up for your conference! https://www.myconferenceti.me/vbs/ #VB1Team #VBexperience #seizethedayVBMS
Congratulations VBMS October Noble Knights!!! Jordan Rinker - 6th Grade Team Jordan repeatedly goes above and beyond in her classes, often stretching herself beyond the required work, which was noticed even by a substitute staff member. Seth Gregory - 7th Grade Team Seth shares his knowledge with others in class while showing a great work ethic. He excels at demonstrating kindness to others, even when no one's watching. Walter Oestreich - 8th Grade Team Walter comes to class each day excited with a positive attitude and ready to learn. He works to help others success and is a terrific role model for his peers.
6th grade families: It's not too early to think about vaccinations required for seventh grade! Next year’s 7th grade (age 11 or older) students need the following immunizations: 1 dose of Tdap and 1 dose of Meningococcal Vaccine. Contact Hancock Public Health or your physician
Our fall Community Coffee is tonight! Learn about the income tax levy and warm up with a toasty beverage! RSVP to Mrs. Keeran (firstname.lastname@example.org). See you at 7pm in the MS/HS staff room.
REMINDER: PICTURE RETAKES ARE TOMORROW! If you weren't at Opening Knight or you'd like your child's school pictures retaken, our picture retake day is October 16. Order pictures at http://mylifetouch.com (picture day ID EVTTWVWJR) or bring your picture packet for retakes.
You're invited to our fall community coffee, which is scheduled for Wednesday 10/16/19 7:00-8:00pm in the MS/HS staff room (rm. 121). District treasurer Alex Binger will share information about the income tax operating levy. Please RSVP to Mrs. Keeran: email@example.com
Picture retake day has MOVED! Retakes will be completed on Wednesday, October 16 for families whose child did not have his/her picture taken at Opening Knight OR would like retakes. Order pictures at http://mylifetouch.com (picture day ID EVTTWVWJR) or bring your picture packet that day for retakes.
Reading superheroes needed! We are in need of community reading mentors for our Project MORE... if you are interested in helping, please contact Rosemary Salisbury (firstname.lastname@example.org)
7th grade families: A reminder that those with dietary restrictions/food allergies should contact Camp Nuhop's kitchen soon to make sure they have the info to accommodate all of their campers in less than a month. It's not too late to register for our Camp Nuhop experience!
If you weren't at Opening Knight or you'd like your child's school pictures retaken, our picture retake day is Monday, October 7. Order pictures at http://mylifetouch.com (picture day ID EVTTWVWJR) or bring your picture packet that day for retakes.
7th grade families: The back-to-school vaccinations are now past due! Please send in proof of immunization ASAP! Immunization clinics at Hancock Public Health: Wed. 9/18 8:30-11am & 3pm-6pm; Thurs. 9/19 8:30-11am; Tues. 9/24 8:30-11am & 3-6pm; Wed. 9/25 8:30-11am 419-419-424-7441
A reminder that all 7th graders need to have the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccinations! Hancock Health is holding immunization clinics this month... https://drive.google.com/open?id=1a3WnuI72mfx6eplsiiNZDU4WH873fNTr
Be sure you double-check your Ohio Alerts texting system subscriptions for 2019-2020! http://ohioalerts.org/VanBuren
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