Greetings! Enjoy our Saints News! 
HEAD OF SCHOOL MUSINGS
March 13th is etched somewhere in my brain’s temporal lobe. It’s a date I won’t forget. On that day one year ago, we said goodbye to in-person learning and began preparing for new teaching-learning models that would carry us through (and beyond) a pandemic.
 
In Deuteronomy and then again in Hebrews, the Scriptural authors remind us that “God will never leave us or forsake us.” One year from this watershed date, I want us to remember that God didn’t leave us or forsake us, but He walked alongside us. And He has given me hope, not just hope to get through a pandemic, but hope for our futures and for life beyond this earth.
 
Our students, especially our seniors, have endured difficult challenges since that March 13th date, but they’ve pushed through and grown up quickly along the way. They will be tougher and grittier for it. As an example, just think about our boys and girls basketball teams pushing through a late start season, compressed games' schedule, quarantines, and more! They fought through it and finished .500 (Girls) and top #21 in Colorado 2A (Boys). Way to go Saints!
 
Like a marathon race, we’re only a few miles away from the pandemic finish line. I can see it. And God is running alongside us cheering us on. We’re almost there!
 
Steve O’Neil
Head of School
BRAVOS!
Skimeister Championships

VCHS Freshmen Addie Beuche and Lindsey Whitton competed in the Skimeister competition which challenges high school skiers to excel in both alpine and nordic disciplines. Skiers partake in 4 different races for classic, skate, slalom, and giant slalom techniques in order to prove that they are the best all-around skier in Colorado. This year the races took place on one day - Tuesday in Steamboat - rather than throughout the season. Congratulations to Addie who tied for 6th place and to Lindsey for her 8th place finish!

Find out more HERE.
Dance Team Prepares for State Competition
The VCHS Dance Team is working to perfect their routine and will compete in the CHSAA 2020-21 State Spirit Championships, 2A Poms, Friday March 26 in Colorado Springs.

Best of luck to Coach Meredith Kirkman and the Saints: Ava Garrison, Cienna Jemison, Liani Pierman, Maggie Rothenberg, Abby Saltzman, Patricia Zhang, Peyton Zintgraff.
SPORTS
Bump, Set, SPIKE!

We are so excited that Volleyball has started with more than 30 players practicing.

It will be interesting to experience a fall season sport played in the spring!

Look for more information on upcoming games beginning Tuesday after spring break.
Saints Basketball - Team Together
Way to go, Saints! Our boys ended their season strong earning an invitation to the State Tournament.
SPRING FORWARD
8 Things You May Not Know About Daylight Saving Time HERE
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Now is the time to seize the day! 
The VCHS Theater Department presents Newsies! Save the dates for evening shows April 8th and 9th, plus 2 shows on Saturday, April 10th in Grace Auditorium.

Pre-purchased Tickets will be required for each show and go on sale Monday March 22nd. Stay tuned for more details.

EXTRA EXTRA! If you are interested in purchasing an advertisement in the production program, please contact Kristy Maslan.
PARENT ASSOCIATION NEWS
PA sponsors
Basketball Sports Photos are on the way! 

City Market Community Rewards 
It's that time of year again! Register your City Market Value Card with Vail Christian High School to support the Parent Association just by shopping at City Market.
For more information, click here.

Next Meeting - Wednesday April 14th at 5:30pm (virtual).

Please visit: www.VCHSParentAssociation.org for all Parent Association information.
SERVICE MATTERS
Saints, please remember to log your required Service Hours. Use your creativity to find new ways to serve in our community during Covid - reach out to neighbors, teachers, etc. and ask how you can help out.
Students Shoulder to Shoulder is a locally-based non-profit that gives students the opportunity to learn about ethical leadership from inspiring nonprofit leaders. Students discover the complexity of global challenges while immersed in the communities they serve, working with children and focused on the environment.

SStS has a bold purpose – to grow a global network of ethical leaders. This summer, SStS is offering 9 global, domestic, and Colorado based trips. There is also a Colorado trip based in Boulder in which students will work with Thorne Nature Experience connecting environmental stewardship and a youth camp program. VCHS students can apply for this opportunity and join other SStS member school students. If there’s enough interest from VCHS students, as well as from a few of our faculty, SStS has agreed that the trip could be solely tailored for VCHS. It’s currently scheduled July 25-August 7.
COUNSELOR'S CORNER - Mrs. Hixon
Summer is an excellent time to explore your interests, work, shadow professionals, and/or attend summer programs. Remember work is a great way to grow your responsibility and learn a new skill. Internships, summer programs, and job shadows allow you to learn more about careers and majors that are interesting. Take some time to review the attached list and think about how best to spend your summer.
To aid in your college search please visit:
College Resources from Colorado Western Slope College Outreach:
Colorado Western Slope Fair is tentatively scheduled for Oct 3rd in Aspen
Attention Senior Parents:
CSS Profile: CSS Application: https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/
2021 Spring Virtual College Fairs and other helpful links for Juniors and Seniors:

Visit your Naviance account for additional virtual tours and college information.
FAITH MATTERS
Enjoy this week's Chapel Presentation from
Sarah Hochtl
&
VCHS Chapel Band
Performance of Manifesto
HEALTHY MIND & SPIRIT
Spring Break Does the Body Good
Taking a mental health break is fundamental to your wellness! And for those who still feel guilty about taking time off from work, think of it this way: To perform well at work, you need to allow yourself time to rejuvenate. And remember, you don’t have to plan a trip across the country to enjoy the benefits of a break in routine. You just need to allow yourself the time to enjoy one.

NEWS TO KNOW
Have you purchased your yearbook? Now is the time!
Purchase yearbook from the VCHS Yearbook Store for $35.

  • New this year - seniors only section! Each senior will receive one FREE 1/2 page "Senior Parent Ad". After purchasing your yearbook, to personalize your senior's page, click on "Design My Ad".

Please email the yearbook staff with questions.
National Honor Society Tutoring
NHS Juniors and Seniors are available to help students Thursdays during either Flex period in room 101.
Welcome back Chelsea! We are happy to resume regular lunch service. Please order online HERE.

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Pack it in, Pack it out: Zero Waste Policy

Front Office: 970-926-3015 (EXT. 4102)
Mon-Thurs 8am-3pm, Fri 8am-12pm

IT Help Desk: Visit vchs.org and click on the help desk link in the footer to enter a support ticket.

Attendance Email: If your student is ill or arriving late, please email attendance@vchsweb.org.
COVID-19 RESOURCES

"Should I go to school/work today?" Please use the Covid Symptom Screen and refer to the most up-to-date Eagle County guidelines to determine if you or your student needs to stay home due to illness.

The Colorado state's dial dashboard website has level-specific information and the Eagle County COVID-19 website links to various useful resources.

STAY AT HOME IF YOU EXPERIENCE:
If your student is ill or arriving late, please email attendance@vchsweb.org.
THIS WEEK
Friday | 3.12
  • EVEN Schedule
  • Last Day of Quarter

Saturday | 3.13
  • SAT at VCHS

Sunday | 3.14
  • Daylight Saving Time (2am)

Monday | 3.15 - Friday | 3.19
  • No School - SPRING BREAK
HAPPY SPRING BREAK!!!
A LOOK AHEAD
Tuesday | 3.22
  • Volleyball @ Olathe

Friday | 3.26
  • ODD Schedule
  • Dance Team Competition

Saturday | 3.27
  • Volleyball @ Plateau

SAVE THE DATE Friday | 5.14
  • Prom! Details to come