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4/26/16

Flyers from nonprofit groups that provide services, programs, and activities which benefit VUSD students and parents are posted on the Community Bulletin Board.  You can view a list of posted flyers by clicking the Bulletin Board List attachment below.  You can also view each individual flyer in the Index of Community Bulletin Board Items box below under Elementary Events, Secondary Events, and Parent/Community Resources.

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4/22/16

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              KCRA 3, Sacramento                 ABC 7, San Francisco

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4/20/16

Attention Students and Parents!!  Please be aware that we are beginning our state testing starting this Monday, April 25 thru Friday, May 13.  Monday, April 25 and Tuesday, April 26 will be block schedule.  Monday, April 25 all students will go to periods 1, 3, 5 and 7.  Tuesday, April 26 all students will go to periods 2, 4, 5, and 6.  8th graders will be testing science in their Science classes.  Thursday, April 28 thru Friday, May 6 all students will be testing English in their English classes.  Monday, May 9 thru Friday, May 13 all students will be testing math in their math classes.  The only schedule change in Monday, April 25 and Tuesday, April 26.  All other dates will be a regular bell schedule.  Please see the attached bell schedule for Monday, April 25 and Tuesday, April 26.

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4/19/16

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Children 5-11 years naturally wake early. Teens 12-18 years naturally wake later, despite bed times.

Researchers have studied the effect of delaying start times for high school students and have found that even a modest shift in start times benefits adolescent students.

 

Teen experience a biological shift in their internal clocks that causes them to be alert at typical bedtimes and to have difficulty waking early in the morning. Because they are drowsy in the morning, teens have more trouble: 

  • being alert in school
  • paying attention
  • solving problems
  • coping with stress
  • retaining information.

In hopes of creating the best learning environment possible for our students, VUSD is evaluating the start times for each school.

 

How would you be affected by a change in school start times?

 

Please take 10 minutes to consider the aspects of school start time changes and tell us what you think. Info and survey at http://www.vacavilleusd.org/times

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4/14/16

Watch VUSD on CBS 13 and find out what we are doing to find top teacher, speech pathologist and bilingual candidates for our students.

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School Events

Today: 4/29/16
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Our Mission

The Mission of Vaca Peña Middle School, a collaborative community where everyone is valued, is to prepare and inspire all students to be active learners and productive citizens through a challenging, comprehensive curriculum that integrates social and character development in a safe, respectful and healthy environment. 

Vaca Peña 2015-2016 Yearbook Sale


ORDER EARLY AND SAVE


Last Chance for yearbooks at a discounted rate. 

Yearbooks are for sale in Room 19 or out at lunch this week through December 17th for $35.00 per book. 

You can add extra autograph pages for $2.00

and/or your name printed on the cover for $5.00. 

These prices are still available online at: 

www.yearbookordercenter.com

till December 31st, 2015. 

Our order number is: 16439.

Starting January 1st, the cost increases to $40.00.