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Student Spotlight: Yeats McDonald - Seeing the Inauguration First Hand
Yeats McDonald finds the differences between our political system and those of other countries fascinating. This fascination has sparked an interest in foreign affairs, which was only strengthened by her trip to see the inauguration of our 45th President, Donald Trump. Yeats is in 9th grade at VCS and hopes to one day be a part of this process of making monumental decisions that affect not only our nation, but the entire world.
"I think it would be irresponsible not to have a level of awareness of the world around us," Yeats said. "The peaceful transition of power is a hallmark of our democracy, and something that makes America so unique. Before the inauguration, I knew that this was something essential to our democracy, but it was a special experience to see it first-hand."
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VCS Trivia Challenge
VCS is hosting a Trivia Challenge in Blackboard!! Join us on Thursday, February 23rd, at 2 pm to test your knowledge on Presidents' Day, Valentine's Day, Groundhog Day, Black History Month, and more. 
Prizes will be awarded and there will also be a surprise guest! 
Making Maple Syrup
Join us at  Slate Run Metro Park on
Saturday, February 25th for Maple Time! Sample Maple Syrup and learn about making maple syrup the 1880s way. A short hike to the sugarbush leaves the farm at  1 pm and 2 pm .

1375 St. Rte. 674 North
Canal Winchester, OH 43110

New Life Skills Groups for Grades 6-12
Brand new Life Skills coaching groups 
are available now! 
Learn about building friendships and self-esteem in Girl Power (girls only), creating successful habits for yourself while earning .25 high school elective credit in Success for Teens, learn how to handle your disagreements with others in Conquering Conflict, and find out how to cope with anger in a healthy way in Managing Anger.
Read Across America Day/Dr.Seuss' Birthday


March 2nd is Read Across America Day 
& Dr. Seuss' Birthday! 
If you or your child is in 6th -12th grade at VCS, we would love for them to volunteer to r ead to our students in grades K-5! We will hold blackboard sessions at 10:00 am, 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm on March 2nd. 
We have Dr. Suess books to mail to students who volunteer.
Email Hilary.Staten@vcslearn.org to volunteer.

Pi Day 5K

VCS is participating in the Reynoldsburg Pi Day 5K Race on March 11th!

High School Principal, Denny Hammond, will be running the 5K  backwards and dressed as "Sir Cumference" - you don't want to miss that!

Register before March 1st to get a free t-shirt!
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VCS will pay for the first 10 students who register! 
School Choice Week was a Blast!
VCS students, staff, and families participated in the National School Choice Week Dance. Thank you for joining us in celebrating the ability to choose the best education options for our kids! 

Over 160 VCS students and families joined us at the Franklin Park Conservatory as part of our School Choice Week celebration.
VCS at the Air Force Museum (Dayton)

We had a great time at the 
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force  in Dayton  where we were able to see the history, heritage, and traditions of the US Air Force first-hand!

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
VCS is raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! 
Which grade will be able to raise the most?
Donate to your grade's efforts by searching for the following teachers under "Classroom name."
K: Kimberly Vipperman
1st: Caryn Morgan
2nd: Dianne Eberts
3rd: Kim Colvin
4th: Bryn Stepp
5th: Jay Wollenburg
6th: Pam McFerren
7th: Karen Miller
8th: Jamie Petrey
9-12th: Denny Hammond

The Kindness Project
 VCS Guidance Counselor, Mrs. DePompei, started "The Kindness Project" with our students.
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oin The Kindness Project at VCS! Take time to do something nice for someone else.
Tell us what you did to spread kindness by logging it in our Kindness Tracker.

Valentine's Cards for Nationwide Children's Hospital

VCS made and collected Valentine's Day cards to send to our friends at
Nationwide Children's Hospital! This was a wonderful opportunity to let struggling kids in our area know that we were thinking of them.

Click Here if you would like to send regular greeting cards to kids at Nationwide Children's Hospital throughout the year. 

Heart Health
February is Heart Health Month. 
"Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds."
It's not too late to join our team and start raising funds today!




Thank you to everyone who wore red for Heart Health in February!
March Calendar & Upcoming Events
Please be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates on upcoming events! 
You can also find VCS Ohio on YouTube and Pinterest where we share VCS family testimonials and great educational tips.
 Share your event pictures with us by tagging us in your pictures or sending them to Leah.Hooks@vcslearn.org! 
Thurs., Feb. 23rd VCS Trivia Challenge
Sat., Feb 25th
Making Maple Syrup at Slate Run Living Historical Farm
Thurs., March 2nd
Read Across America Day/ 
Dr. Seuss' Birthday
Sat., March 11th

Reynoldsburg Pi Day 5K
Wed., March 15th
Absolutely Incredible Kid Day
Wed., March 22nd March Science Madness (Blacklick Woods Metro Park) 10:00am
Thurs., March 23rd Medieval to Metal TIME TBD
Wed., March 29th Art for the Animals at Summit Metro Park
10:00 am - 12:00noon



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