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Teacher of the Year
Ms. Meghan VanHorne
7th Grade Social Studies
Teacher of the Year
Grade 7 English
Volunteer in Education 2014-2015
Chantal Jean -Louis
Assistant of the Year
School Activities Information
Announced via the Sports Listserv
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Student Activities website at http://va.8to18.com/Independence
Press release: Snow Makeup Days
Saturday, April 26th--A Day
Please remember there are NO AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
and NO ACTIVITY BUSES on Friday and Saturday as these are make-up days.
In order to recoup instructional time lost last week due to snow, 20 minutes will be added to the school day beginning Monday, March 31 through Thursday, May 8. This schedule, recommended by many parents and staff, will provide teachers and students time to prepare for SOL testing which begins May 19.
A chart detailing the adjusted schedule is now available on vbschools.com.
Upcoming Testing Dates:
Integrated Performance Task (IPT) for 7th graders—April 9th
SOL Testing has adjusted dates. Please see the Testing page.
Please schedule student appointments appropriately.
Preparation is a good night's sleep and breakfast.
New Text Feature Available
No registration required
Student Access to Grades via StudentVUE
Mobile Apps for Parents and Students to be released in 2014!
Tutoring and Remediation Resources
Tutoring ends March 21st
Homework Center continues until May
Announcing the new Homework Center every Tuesday and Thursday after school in Lab 318! Students needing a quiet place to work on homework are invited to do so under the direction of one of our staff members. Students will be permitted to access the internet for scholarly purposes only. All participating students must have a signed permission slip on file.
Absences: Report via email Angie Crouch the Attendance Secretary
Click the link above for info on activities, interschoalstics, tryouts, physicals, choices and announcements.
On campus only
**Physical Required (PR)
Spring Season 2013-14
Monday & Wednesday
Swimming (Coed) (PR)
Physicals 2013-2014 SY
Students MUST have a current physical (after May 1, 2013) to participate in any conditioning, try-outs, practice, or games for the next school year.
(Are you in the Eagle Zone?)
SY 2013-14 New high school schedule
NCAA Presentation at Tallwood HS Dynamite Sports
“Guiding the College-Bound Athlete”
Monday, April 21, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.
Tallwood H.S. Auditorium
VB Higher Education Center
Saturday, April 26, 2014
VB Reading Council
“It Takes A Team To Educate A Child”