Greetings! Enjoy our Saints News! 
HEAD OF SCHOOL MUSINGS
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Get involved. Step outside your comfort zone. Learn something different. Make new friends. This is what you’ll hear us say to encourage our Saints to get involved with at least one club.

Of what could be clubs, some are offered through courses such as Digital Storytelling, Robotics, and Yearbook. For the rest, they oftentimes meet during FLEX period before or after lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays or after school hours.

We also encourage students to form new clubs based on their interests. Getting a new club off the ground is fairly simple – find a faculty/staff member willing to serve as its advisor and seek permission from Ms. Larson. Over the last few years, we’ve had clubs not currently listed such as Bowling, Global Issues Network, Latin, Spikeball, and Unicycle (in fact, we still have the unicycles in storage for anyone who wants to resurrect that club).

Encourage your Saint to consider starting a club we don’t currently offer. Otherwise, the clubs below share their meeting times and locations through morning announcements. Feel free to reach out to the club advisor for more information.

Warm Regards,
Steve O'Neil
Club
Advisor
Email
Articulation Magazine (Art/Literary)
Heidi Cofelice
BIONIC (Believe It or Not I Care)
Lori Hixon
Boys Bible Study
Tyler Jager
Cyberpatriot
Jim Pyke
E-Sports
JC Moritz
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Sheldon Kuhns
International Travel Club
Barb Wilson
National Honor Society (Juniors/Seniors)
Lori Hixon
River Watch
Sarah Hochtl
SPRI-EPOC (Juniors/Seniors)
Sandra Burner
Student Council (STUCO)
Mindy Larson
Student Ambassadors
Heather Downey
BRAVOS!
Trees Don't Move, Christian Dent's band (lead guitar) playing at Boneyard. On Instagram, follow @trees.dont.move for information on future gigs.

Sit back and relax in our new Adirondack chairs, a Legacy gift from the class of 2020.
9/9 - I Care Day
VCHS B.I.O.N.I.C. team handed out hot chocolate on a snowy day to make an impact on our school community by reaching out to fellow students to show they care.
COVID SYMPTOM SCREEN
"Should I go to school/work today?" Please use the Covid Symptom Screen to determine if you or your student needs to stay at home due to illness.

STAY AT HOME IF YOU EXPERIENCE:
If your student is ill or arriving late, please email attendance@vchsweb.org.
SAINTS SPORTS
GO SAINTS! Open gym basketball for our students runs on Friday afternoons from 12:30pm - 2:00pm through 10/2.

CLICK HERE for detailed information on our Intramural Sports Program.

Students participating in sports during the '20-'21 school year are required to have a physical form on file with the Athletic Director before starting practice.
LET'S DANCE!
VCHS will begin offering after school dance classes Mondays from 3:30pm - 5:30pm, Wednesdays from 3:30pm - 5:30pm and Fridays from 12:30pm - 2:30pm.

Meet our instructor! Meredith Kirkman, born and raised in Vail, is honored to be a part of the positive Saints energy at VCHS. She pursued theatre, dance and filmmaking in college where she received a BFA in Musical Theatre with a dance concentration at Chicago College of Performing Arts. Following graduation, she directed and produced a feature film called “The Promise of the Butterfly” that made its World Premiere at the Vail Film Festival Summer 2019. Her directing and choreography credits include: The Grand Ole Opry Show Choir Nationals, Stagedoor Manor in New York, Chicago College of the Performing Arts, pop-up performances at the Vail Dance Festival, Vail Performing Arts Academy, Encore Musical Theatre Company, and Vail Valley Foundation’s Star Dancing Gala. Kirkman was recognized as a Chicago emerging choreographer in the Endowed Movement Showcase in 2018. She is currently founding HER Film Camp that provides middle school and high school students an opportunity to learn the process of filmmaking. She is thrilled to be back in the Vail Valley to cultivate programs, teach dance and produce video content.
E-SPORTS
The time for E-sports is now. Please email JC Moritz to express interest. The season begins October 1st and students can play from home with their own devices or consoles. Practices and games are once a week, each. The Fall Game for CHSAA is Rocket League.

Other games such as Smyte, League of Legends and potentially Madden, NBA 2k, Overwatch and others may be available for future seasons, stay tuned!
NEWS TO KNOW
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Pack it in, Pack it out:

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.
COUNSELOR'S CORNER - Mrs. Hixon
Virtual Senior Parent Meeting tonight at 5pm!
The US Air Force Academy has coordinated with all of the Service Academies, Congressional Staffers for Colorado and ROTC programs, and scheduled a virtual information night on September 15thCLICK HERE for the event flyer, with a registration link for the Zoom meeting. NROTC Scholarship information may be viewed HERE, with a link to more detailed information and the opportunity to register for a NROTC Specific Information session that is held every Wednesday at 11am and 5pm. Also offered are Resume Writing Workshops, Interview Preparation Workshops, and Essay Writing Workshops. 

If you are interested in attending any of the Academies or participating in ROTC please take advantage of the September 15th online event. For more event details and event schedule, CLICK HERE. 
College Spotlight Videos:
Other helpful links:

Visit your Naviance account for additional virtual tours and college information.
EXPLORING THE CHRISTIAN FAITH
Join Scott Leonard for the 4-week Alpha Film Series, starting on September 14th. Watch the promo video to learn more: https://vimeo.com/204052948.

Regardless of where you are on your spiritual journey, this program will bless your life! Two times are offered for parents on Monday mornings at 7-7:45 am and 8-8:45 am in room 209.
RUSTIC FARM TO FORK
A la carte items available for purchase on credit card or house account only.
HEALTHY MIND & SPIRIT
PARENT ASSOCIATION NEWS
Team & Senior Sports Photos
Click here to order your athletes' sports photos

Water Filler
Parent Association has gifted an additional water filler to the school. Big thanks from the faculty, staff and students!

Volunteer Opportunities
Parent Association is seeking volunteers for ongoing roles, our possible golf tournament, and freshman class representatives! Please contact Shannon O'Brien or Nancy Tellor if you are interested in volunteering.

Spirit Wear
Click here to go to our online store.

Sponsorship & Membership
Get it done now and be ready when sports begin! Click here to register/sponsor.
THIS WEEK
Thursday | 9.10
Virtual Senior Parent Meeting 5pm - Zoom Invitation to come from Mrs. Hixon

Friday | 9.11
ODD Schedule

Saturday | 9.12
Boys Tennis vs Steamboat/Aspen 11am & 1pm @ Steamboat

Tuesday | 9.15
Boys Golf @ Vail Golf Club

Virtual Back to School Night - details to be announced

Friday | 9.18
ODD Schedule

Tennis - Regionals @ Grand Junction
A LOOK AHEAD
Wednesday | 9.23
See You at the Pole