Art for the Animals
Join us TOMORROW, Wednesday, March 29th, 10 am to noon, to make Art for the Animals! A naturalist will lead students in creating works of art that will decorate the Summit Metro Parks animal tanks. Expect to get messy!
Email Leah.Hooks@vcslearn.org to RSVP.
Student Spotlight: Free to See the World
Selyamiye mosque in Edirne, Turkey
     VCS senior, Yoanna Petrova, went to a brick-and-mortar school until her switch to VCS in 7th grade. One of the main reasons Yoanna decided to make the switch to VCS was to travel with her family without falling behind in school.
     "VCS allows a flexibility that I wouldn't be able to get if I went to a traditional school, where I would have to worry about absences, missing out on valuable lessons, and generally missing a chunk of my education," Yoanna explains. "While with VCS, as long as I have an internet connection, I'm able to read the lessons and complete assignments at my own pace, while being anywhere in the world."
March Observances and Events
March is Music in Our Schools Month
Many VCS students are musically talented! 
8th Grader, Hannah Henry, sings and plays the ukulele and drums!  Check out her rendition of Can't Help Falling in Love.
VCS 9th grader, Owen Masula, produces his own electronic dance music!   Click Here to listen to Owen's newest mix!
Jeffrey Jordan sings and plays guitar! Listen to his version of Live it Well by Switchfoot on our Facebook page or on our Instagram @VCS_Ohio this afternoon!

VCS celebrated Read Across America Day and Dr. Seuss' Birthday on March 2nd!
Students, teachers, and VCS staff read Dr. Seuss books throughout the day on Blackboard and Facebook Live. Thank you to everyone who participated!

March 14th was Pi Day! Principal Denny Hammond ran the Pi Day 5K dressed as Sir Cumference and students celebrated by creating Pi Skylines!


VCS teachers sent out postcards to students in honor of 
Absolutely Incredible Kid Day on March 15th. Thank you for being a part of the VCS Wolf Pack! You are all special to us.
Join VCS at These Events in April
Celebrate Thomas Jefferson's Birthday with VCS on April 13th at the Ohio State House Tour and Scavenger Hunt! Please join us on Thursday, April 13th at 9:45 am. A guided tour will begin promptly at 10:00 am followed by a scavenger hunt where prizes can be won!
Meet in the  Map Room,  accessible from the 3rd Street entrance.  Event is free, however lunch and parking will be on your own.
Please join VCS as we visit The Ohio State Reformatory on April 28th! Walk the same halls as history's most infamous prisoners. Immerse yourself into the foundation that formed The Shawshank Redemption. This trip will be fun for anyone, whether you're hunting for the paranormal or simply looking to tour the beautiful architecture. 
Sign Up Here
*Tour will begin promptly at 1:00 pm (we will meet inside the main entrance)
Admission will be free, but lunch will be on your own.
Mark Your Calendar for these May Events
VCS will be hosting a Talent Show for our students! 
This May, show us what you can do! 
Are you a rising comedian or awesome at writing lyrics to create your own songs? Do you have a knack for Beat-boxing? Can you turn rags into your own fashion signature? Are you talented in the art of fruit carving? Maybe drawing, magic or micro-art is your forte? 
SHOW IT OFF!     Sign Up Here.
VCS will be taking a trip to the
Providence Metropark in Grand Rapids, Ohio on  Wednesday, May 17th
Join us for a day of exploring the historic mill, taking a boat ride on the canal and enjoying nature.
SPACE IS LIMITED!
Please join us for a fun filled day at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium on Friday, May 12th
The zoo will be open from 9 am to 5 pm. There will be a scavenger hunt, animal feedings*, an opportunity for prizes and plenty of time to explore the zoo! Free admission and lunch will be provided.
*weather dependent activity
This field trip is open to all VCS students, their families and their friends!

Students: Be sure to wear your VCS shirt!
Please arrive to the zoo promptly at 9:00 am to ensure your free admission. We will be meeting underneath the tent next to the general admission entrance. You must RSVP for free admission and lunch. Please note that you will be responsible for paying for your own parking.
We are VCS
A Day in the Life: Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a VCS student looks like? Online curriculum isn't everything. Our students take advantage of many learning opportunities online and offline!
Heidi Anderson has been able to watch her students become independent learners thanks to the flexible schedule VCS offers. Learn more about what VCS has meant to her and her family:
Heidi Anderson
Sharon Lott has been able to see her daughter Emily grow and succeed at VCS thanks to Mary Callicoat and our wonderful special education staff! Emily is capable of doing things that they never thought would be possible when she attended a brick-and-mortar school. We are so excited to see Emily continue to learn!

If you are interested in being a part of this video series, please email Leah.Hooks@vcslearn.org! 
Mascot Update: Lupa & Miah
VCS Ohio's Mascot is the wolf and this year we are sponsoring two wolves, Lupa and Miah, at the Southern Ohio Wolf Sanctuary. We "adopted" them as wolf pups almost a year ago - look how much they have grown!
Lupa is pictured below and Miah is pictured to the right with other wolves at the sanctuary.
April Calendar & Upcoming Events
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Wed., March 29th
10 am - 12 noon
Art for the Animals at Summit Metro Park
Akron
Thurs., April 13th
Statehouse  Tour and Scavenger Hunt
Columbus
Fri., April 28th
1 pm
The Ohio State Reformatory
Mansfield
May 1st - 6th
Teacher Appreciation Week
May 1st - 6th
National Charter Schools Week
May 6th National Teachers' Day
Fri., May 12th
VCS at the Columbus Zoo
Columbus
Wed., May 17th Historic Canal Experience
Grand Rapids
Thurs., May 18th VCS Talent Show



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