Greetings! Enjoy our Saints News! 
HEAD OF SCHOOL MUSINGS
As the pandemic loosens its vice-like grip on us, it’s time for an optimistic hope to be renewed – better days lie ahead. I’m thinking a lot about the school-fun we’ll have together in April and May, and I’m planning for how I want to see my own summer unfold. I no longer feel stuck in pandemic quicksand but on more solid ground. If it’s not happened for you already, it’s time to make a mental and emotional shift – to plan springs, summers, and falls so that we have things for which to hope – things for which to look forward.
 
At school, I’m looking forward to moving chapels back to Grace Auditorium, holding Prom, and celebrating our Class of ‘21 at Commencement. I’m looking forward to summer travel with my family and backpacking along the Colorado Trail. I’m looking forward to the start of a non-pandemic school year in August and welcoming the Class of ‘25.
 
It’s good to hope for healthy things. God has wired us that way. But it’s even better to hope for spiritual things – eternal things – things that can NEVER be taken from us. As we say goodbye to the pandemic, let’s not replace hope in God, or the hope that come from Him, with earthly things that will never compare. Let’s hope for both! 
 
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. – Romans 15:13
 
Steve O’Neil
Head of School
BRAVOS!
Huskies - Hockey Champions
Congratulations to the Battle Mountain Huskies with their first 4A State Championship, what a season! Read Vail Daily article HERE.

Our very own Nate Bishop '23, was a key player guiding the team to victory!
Improvements to Our Campus
You may have noticed some changes around campus when you returned from Spring Break. Check out the new carpet in the East Building, the logo seal behind the front desk and the new logos in the Gym on the scoreboards and stats table.

Big bravos to JC Moritz for his hard work coordinating the gym updates and the new carpet install in the East Building. As JC put it, "The V pattern is for Victory, and it leads to the weight room."

Thanks to Heidi Cofelice for designing and installing the seal, and a BIG THANK YOU to Parent Association for funding the updates in the Gym.
Unity in Humanity - God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth.
Acts 17:26
Studio Art II Artists collaborated on a large format artwork, Unity in Humanity, currently displayed in the West Building.
The artwork focused on deconstructing race using color theory. Each student mixed red, yellow, blue (primary colors) and white paints to make their own unique (brown) skin tone formula then painted in their profile silhouette.
SPORTS
Watch them compete live HERE. Registration required. VCHS competes tomorrow at 11:18am.
Still Winning!

Robin Pavelich charges to another win during a high school slalom Friday in Beaver Creek.

Read full Vail Daily Article HERE.
Saints Athletes Shine at the End of Basketball Season
The best of the best: The 2021 Freud Five
 
Class 2A Boys All-league
  • Vinny Nowicki, Vail Christian
  • Leo Rothenberg, Vail Christian
Honorable mention
  • Sean Boselli, Vail Christian
  • Connor Downey, Vail Christian
  • Jesse Gonzales, Vail Christian
Class 2A Girls All-league
  • Zoey Barela, Vail Christian
  • Grace McCurdy, Vail Christian

Read full Vail Daily Article HERE.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Now is the time to seize the day! 
The VCHS Theater Department presents Newsies, live in Grace Auditorium!

April 8th - 6:30 pm
April 9th - 7:00 pm
April 10th - 2:30 pm & 7:00 pm

Advance ticket purchase required. Refer to your email inbox for invitation dated 3/25/21 with link to purchase.

EXTRA EXTRA! If you are interested in purchasing an advertisement in the production program, please contact Kristy Maslan before Monday 3/30/21.
Articulation Art & Literary Magazine - Seeking Student Submissions
Calling all artists and creative writers!

Please share your art, poetry and prose on any theme for a chance to be published in VCHS's Articulation Literary Arts Magazine.

Thank you for contributing your creativity to produce the best magazine possible!
Send all entries to: articulation@vchsweb.org. Contact Mrs. Cofelice with any questions.
SERVICE MATTERS
Mrs. Downey and Mrs. Hixon's connect group, with the help of a few additional sophomores, fed over 70 locals Wednesday night at Loaves and Fishes. They served comfort food: grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup, salad and dessert.

Way to serve, Saints!
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
Virtual College Fair - CACHET College Admissions Collaborative Highlighting Engineering and Technology
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
Sandra Burner on service/purpose
&
VCHS Chapel Band
performance of
Amazing Grace
HEALTHY MIND & SPIRIT
21 Bible Verses To Calm Your Anxious Heart

Let these scriptures speak to your soul and help provide peace and calm to your life.

EAT, CHAT, PARENT
Pain: Influencing Our Thoughts & Behaviors

As parents, your own language and coping strategies for dealing with pain create a foundation for your child’s relationship with pain. This panel presentation will improve participants’ understanding of pain and provide strategies to help parents and children understand, manage, and express pain.

Mar 31, 2021 at 6:00 PM
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.
NEWS TO KNOW
Have you purchased your yearbook? DEADLINE APRIL 1st
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.
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 | 3.26
  • ODD Schedule
  • State Dance Competition

Saturday | 3.27
  • Volleyball @ Plateau
A LOOK AHEAD
Thursday | 4.1
  • Volleyball @ Home vs Paonia

Friday | 4.2
  • Good Friday
  • Volleyball @ Home vs West Grand
  • NO SCHOOL

Saturday | 4.3
  • Volleyball @ Rangely vs Rangely and Cap Rock

Sunday | 4.4
  • Easter Sunday

Monday | 4.5
  • NO SCHOOL

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