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HEAD OF SCHOOL MUSINGS
Who’s New – What’s New
After doubling up on English and Social Studies last school year, Kristin Baker returns to full-time Freshmen and Sophomore Pre-AP English. 
Heidi Cofelice will add AP Studio Art to her ‘palette’ and through her marketing company, Project Seedling, will serve as our Marketing Coordinator. 
Stepping away for a year to spend more time with her young boys, Sarah Hochtl returns to full-time teaching with AP Environmental Science, Chemistry, and AP Physics.
Our Math Department Chair Tyler Jager adds AP Calculus BC to his repertoire along with Pre-calculus/College Algebra, Pre-calculus, AP Calculus AB, and Worship Arts.
After teaching Theology at VCHS from 2009-2016, Scott Leonard returns to teach Senior Capstone. A graduate of Baylor University and Dallas Theological Seminary, Scott and his wife Cara have three kids Hannah ‘24, Asher (12) and Corbynn (10). Scott has served at The Vail Church and as Young Life’s Area Director. He currently serves as the Area Director for SEARCH, an organization that invites adults to take their next step towards God by creating space for honest questions, answers and conversations about life, faith, and God.
Kristy Maslan joined the VCHS team in July and serves as our Office Manager. Kristy received her Bachelors from UC-Santa Barbara in Business/Economics. While in the valley she has worked for Karin’s, Vail Resorts, and as a real estate broker. She has also served her children’s schools and church in countless ways. Kristy has three young adults – Ben (23, CSU grad), Ava (21, @Cal Poly), and Cate ’20 (@ Boston College).
‘Renaissance Man’ Dan Mysnyk (Performance PE, Algebra II, AP Statistics, AP Macroeconomics) is also teaching a new course – Personal Financial Management, a required course for our new Business Leadership Certificate program.
To open up more time opportunities for her students, Denae O’Neil is offering Robotics as a semester course.
A Social Studies teacher at heart, Steve O’Neil is teaching DE US Government during 1st semester and is excited about the timing – 1st Semester in an exciting election year. 
Luke Vlaar ’20 joins the VCHS team as a part-time staff member. Working with JC Moritz (IT Guru), Luke (IT Guru Assistant) will provide overall technology support, including specific tech support for faculty.
We’re excited that Senorita Stephanie Ward is transitioning to teach full-time Spanish and 9th grade Pre-AP World History/Geography. 
Barb Wilson is continuing to teach Spanish and Life and Teachings of Christ, but is also taking on a new required 9th grade course – Speech, a prerequisite for our new Business Leadership Certificate program. Speech’s scope will focus on interpersonal and presentational communication, including interview skills.
ALL SCHOOL REQUIRED FORMS
REMINDER - ACTION REQUIRED

There are three required forms for all students attending VCHS. Please follow the guidelines below to ensure your student(s) have the correct paperwork on file on or before August 10th.

Instructions:
  • Please login to your parents web account in Renweb.
  • District Code: VAIL-CO
  • Enter username and password
  • Click on Web Forms (left column)
  • Click on the Folder: 2020-2021 SCHOOL PERMISSIONS
  • Required Form #1: (All Students) 2020-2021 Field Trip Vail Valley
  • Required Form #2: (All Students) G Suite Consent
  • Required Form #3: (All Student Drivers) Vehicle Registration
  • Optional Form #4: (Junior & Senior Students only) Lunch Permission Form required if your junior or senior student plans to leave campus for lunch.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO HIT SAVE!

If you need assistance logging into your Renweb Parent account please contact Kristy Maslan by email at kmaslan@vchsweb.org.
ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
  • All incoming 9th graders and new transfer students are required to have a current immunization record on file on or before the first day of school (August 17th). Please email the document to Heather Downey hdowney@vchsweb.org or drop it off at the school office at your convenience.

  • All students participating in sports for the '20-'21 school year are required to have a physical form on file with the Athletic Director on or before the first day of practice. Students will not be allowed to participate without a physical form signed by a medical doctor. Sports physicals for VCHS athletes are available on August 13th and August 20th at Vail Summit Orthopaedics in Edwards from 3-5 pm, by appointment. To schedule appointments, please call Megan Vigil, VSO Office Manager at (970)-477-7414 or E-mail our VSO Athletic Trainer Cory Hester chester@csortho.com. A $15 donation is requested. You may also schedule a physical with your family physician and use the physical form provided.
Our 1st Week Schedule will look like this:
BRAVOS
In memory of Caleb Pearson '07, we have a new bronze statue on campus. Caleb passed away August 2018 and will always be remembered as a great student who loved to read and play chess, a star football and basketball player who still holds the VCHS record in the high jump. Our tallest VCHS alum at 6'7''. Statue was created by Gary Price, Donated by Caleb's grandmother, Maxine Roberts.
Jonathan Daly '19 transferred to University of Notre Dame where he will be studying Neuroscience. Jonathan received the University's prestigious Holy Cross Merit Scholarship.
Lindsey Whitton (freshman) took 4th place in the 19 & under age group at the annual Berry Picker Trail Run, a tough climb which takes 2,000 vertical feet over 4.5 miles. Her time was 1:08:16.

SPORTS
CHSAA announces big changes to 2020-21 Sports and Activities calendar. Be sure to review link for all the information.
SAINTS SCHOLARS
AP Scholar
Colleen Farrell ‘22
Andres Ascencio ‘21
Jacob Novak ‘21
Slater O’Brien ‘21
Carlotta Porter ‘21
Mollie Ritsch ‘21
Kiana Brausch ‘20
Mari Engleby ‘20
Lauren Hilty ‘20
Abby Kuhns ‘20
Brooke Layman ‘20
Camryn McGrath ‘20
Alec Moritz ‘20
Hayden Sticksel ‘20
AP Scholar with Honor
Kylan Brasington ‘21
Rebecca Daly ‘21
Ryan Downey ‘21

AP Scholar with Distinction
Langley Cerovich ‘21
Grace McCurdy ‘21
Kendelle Smith ‘21
Cate Maslan ‘20

National AP Scholar
Izzy Richie ‘20
Andrew Stojkovich ‘20
NEWS TO KNOW
Front Office Summer Hours: MON - THURS: By Appt., FRI: Closed
970-926-3015 (EXT. 4102)
School Directory: VCHS publishes a directory for our parent community. If you do not want to be published in the directory, contact Kristy Maslan at kmaslan@vchsweb.org. Deadline for "Opt Out" of the school directory is August 10th. Click here to view format.


Student School Schedules:
Schedules and locker assignments will be sent by August 10th


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COUNSELOR'S CORNER
I hope you are doing well and have enjoyed the summer! You have a few more weeks left! Below you will find a list of schools that offer College Spotlight Videos and you may access Virtual College Fairs here. This is a great way to learn more about each school and connect with your admissions representatives.
See you all soon! -Mrs. Hixon
FROM THE PARENT ASSOCIATION
PAINT YOUR PARKING SPOT

Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores can purchase a preferred parking spot to paint for the school year.
Click button to see examples, review guidelines, and purchase. Painting days are August 15th and 16th!
RUSTIC FARM TO FORK
THIS WEEK
Thursday | 8.6
Open Gym (schedule)

Friday | 8.7
Open Gym (schedule)

Saturday | 8.8

Sunday | 8.9
A LOOK AHEAD
Monday | 8.10
Fall Sports Begin ***Please look into details of CHSAA changes for 2020-21

Thursday | 8.13
Sports Physicals VSO 3-5 pm by appt. (970)-477-7414

Monday | 8.17
First Day of School grades 10-12 (first week schedule)

Tuesday | 8.18
First Day of School grade 9 (first week schedule)

Thursday| 8.20
Sports Physicals VSO 3-5 pm by appt. (970)-477-7414

Saturday | 8.29
SAT Test Date @ VCHS