School Choice Week: January 23rd - 27th
Franklin Park Conservatory Field Trip
VCS is taking a field trip to the Franklin Park Conservatory!

Join us at the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus on January 25th, 2017. The Conservatory will be open from 10:00am - 5:00pm. There will be guided tours available as well as plenty of time to explore the Conservatory on your own!
*Free admission and lunch will be provided.


This field trip is open to all VCS students, their families and their friends! When you enter the Conservatory, just mention that you're with VCS. Informational material will be available for all friends and families.
Special Guest Speaker!

Tom Edwards and Bryan Taylor will be sharing their stories at our Success Site: ProTeen in Newark, Ohio on the 26th. All VCS students and families are welcome!
School Choice Week Dance
Students, families, teachers and staff are invited to learn and record the 2017 School Choice Week Dance. Anyone interested in participating should email hilary.staten@vcslearn.org to get a yellow scarf for the dance. Once you have recorded yourself dancing, please send your video to Hilary so we can compile all the videos to create a VCS Ohio version!

The first student to send us a video of them doing the School Choice Week dance will receive a gift card!

Download "Can't Stop The Feeling" by Justin Timberlake on 
iTunesAmazon or listen on Spotify. Then, watch the tutorial video to learn the easy steps to the new dance.

Click the above video to learn the 
School Choice Week Dance!
School Choice Week Poster/Essay Contest
VCS Students: 
Are you an artist or a writer? 
The winner of  this School Choice Week poster/essay contest will receive an iPod Touch
Students must complete the essay and poster portions of the contest to win. Additional prizes will be given out. Submit entries to Leah.Hooks@vcslearn.org or Hilary.Staten@vcslearn.org by January 30th.
Virtual Learning Center is Ready for School Choice Week!
Student Spotlight: Kristlyn Ohse



VCS 7th Grader, Kristlyn Ohse, saw her dreams become reality when Make-A-Wish America made it possible for her to spend the day with Channing Tatum! Kristlyn was diagnosed with Stage IV Glioblastoma Brain Cancer in 2015. Since her diagnosis, she has been able to complete schoolwork online with VCS Ohio while receiving treatments.
Ohio Juniors take the ACT for FREE
Juniors in the state of Ohio can take the ACT for FREE 
February 21st - March 10th
Register now to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!

Ice Skating at Fountain Square
Do you live near Cincinnati 
or plan to visit soon?  
Leave a Facebook review of VCS Ohio for a chance to win free tickets to the ice skating rink at Fountain Square! 
*Tickets are good until February 20th. 
Thanks to Tiff Witte for writing our first review 
for this contest! 
Enjoy your time skating in Fountain Square!
What Music Do You Listen To?
We want to know more about YOU, our VCS Family!
Take a minute to fill out this one question survey about what types of music you listen to.
Pick as many as you like!
Take Our Poll!
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! Hold the door for someone else; donate gently used toys; clean up a mess you didn't make; let someone go ahead of you in line.
Click Here to let us know what you did for someone else today (or any day!)
Wear Red Day
February is Heart Health Month and February 3rd is Wear Red Day
"Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds."
Wear Red on February 3rd, raise awareness, and fund the fight against heart disease.
Join Our Team and start raising funds today!
January Calendar & Upcoming Events

Jan. 23rd-27th National School Choice Week
Mon., Jan. 23rd
January Board Meeting
Wed., Jan. 25th
Franklin Park Conservatory Field Trip
Wed., Jan. 26th

Guest Speaker: Bryan Taylor at ProTeen
Fri., Feb. 3rd
Wear Red Day - In Support of Heart Health Month
Mon., Feb. 20th Presidents' Day



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