VMS Student News

VMS Morning Announcements 6/7/21

8th Grade Awards: https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1QoGdX24WaI4P2mC4KVhRotpCi-0ckjVknwm_iEhyFbg/edit

VMS Student News Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRI1M-FNv4g

1. This Thursday, June 10th is the last day of school. Hybrid learners will return their materials on their last day of in person learning. Cohort A will return materials on Tuesday, and Cohort B will return their materials on Thursday. Distance learners will return their materials next Monday, June 14th.

2. Spirit Weeks are coming up! Prepare to dress up on the following days: 

     For Cohort A: Monday, June 7: Sports Day; and Tuesday, June 8: Twin Day

     For Cohort B: Thursday, June 10: Twin Day

3. Yearbooks are for sale at lunch in T3. Please bring $40 cash to purchase your book.  Already purchased your book? Yearbooks are now available for in person pick up at lunch in T3. Books will also be available for sale and pick up on Wednesday, June 9th from 3 P.M.-6 P.M. in T3 for all students, including distance learners. More information, including sample pages: https://vandenbergmiddleschool.lusd.org/about-us/yearbook

4. Attention 8th Graders/Future Conqs! Registration for Cabrillo High School sports is now open! Come to the office to pick up a flyer with more information. 

5. The library will be getting lots of new books, which you can help choose. Just stop by VMS Library and fill out a quick survey, or see the VMS Virtual Library! Click on the link for more exciting library announcements, including Summer Reading Challenges with prizes from yogurt creations!  https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/10XQhWBve86ZyHUFXzudGIYWIc6UrwPEeyV2-fD5DUDw/edit#slide=id.p

6. Congratulations to all of our 8th Grade Award Winners!

 

VMS Morning Announcements 6/1/21

VMS Student News Video: https://youtu.be/_YzqM6lvSWA

1. Congratulations to the following Book Fair Raffle Winners: Brittney Buenrostro, Cameron Ellenbrook, London Wingate, Alejandro Sanchez, Mia Mendoza, and Samuel Chung. Please visit Ms. Nelson in the VMS Library to claim your prizes. Stay tuned next week to see Mr. Jory get a pie in the face! The library will be getting lots of new books, which you can help choose. Just stop by VMS Library and fill out a quick survey, or see the VMS Virtual Library! Click on the link for more exciting library announcements, including a Summer Reading Challenge with prizes from yogurt creations! https://vandenbergmiddleschool.lusd.org/resources/vms-library

2. Spirit Weeks are coming up!  Prepare to dress up on the following days: 

     For Cohort A: Tuesday, June 1: Dream Job; Monday, June 7: Sports Day; and Tuesday, June 8: Twin Day

     For Cohort B: Thursday, June 3: Dream Job; Friday, June 4: Sports Day; and Thursday, June 10: Twin Day

3. Yearbooks are for sale at lunch in T3. Please bring $40 cash to purchase your book. You can also purchase online at jostens.com. This is the last week for online sales. Already purchased your book? Yearbooks are now available for in person pick up at lunch in T3. Books will also be for sale on Wednesday, June 9th from 3 P.M.-6 P.M. in T3. More information, including sample pages: https://vandenbergmiddleschool.lusd.org/about-us/yearbook

4. 8th graders! VMS 8th Grade Hybrid Learners and Distance Learners are invited to the VMS PE Area on Friday, June 4th from 7 P.M. - 9 P.M. for music, games, food, movies, and fun! See your Period 5 Google Classroom for a link to the 8th grade "Movie Premiere Night" Celebration Google Form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeMJoSNdBp_VSH-L5h_XiMN_FRrLP_l4_qm4_DjNL7MoZZeBg/viewform

5. Attention 8th Graders/Future Conqs! Registration for Cabrillo High School sports is now open! Come to the office to pick up a flyer with more information. 

 

VMS Morning Announcements 5/24/21

VMS Student News Video: https://youtu.be/jZMT0ROXetM

1. There will be no school this Friday, May 28th and upcoming Monday, May 31st.

2. Spirit Weeks are coming up!  Prepare to dress up on the following days: 

     For Cohort A: Tuesday, June 1: Dream Job; Monday, June 7: Sports Day; and Tuesday, June 8: Twin Day

     For Cohort B: Thursday, June 3: Dream Job; Friday, June 4: Sports Day; and Thursday, June 10: Twin Day

3. Yearbooks are available for purchase this week at lunch in T3. Please bring $40 cash. Buy now before we sell out!

More information, including sample pages: https://vandenbergmiddleschool.lusd.org/about-us/yearbook

4. Save the Date!  8th graders save the evening of Friday, June 4th for an 8th grade Movie Night Celebration!  Expect food, fun, and music.  More information to come.  In the meantime, ask any leadership student for updates. See you then!

5. Attention 8th Graders/Future Conqs! Registration for Cabrillo High School sports is now open! Come to the office to pick up a flyer with more information.  Cheerleading tryouts are Monday, 5/24 through Thursday, 5/27 on the CHS back field! Registration starts at 5:30 P.M. on Monday. The tryout clinic is 6-8 P.M. Monday-Wednesday. Judged tryouts are on Thursday from 7:30-8:30PM. Call Cabrillo if you need more details: 805-742-2900.

 

VMS Morning Announcements 5/17/21

VMS Student News Video: https://youtu.be/JC8UnSCx6QU

1. Thank you to all of our Scholastic Book Fair participants.  You helped us exceed our $3,500 sales goal! And our raffle winners are....106033, 106130, 106235, 106305, 106373, and 106563. And now for the grand prize...the student who will get to pie Mr. Jory in the face. And the winning raffle ticket is…106529. Please bring your winning raffle ticket to Ms. Nelson in the VMS Library to claim your prize!

2. Spirit Weeks are coming up!  Prepare to dress up on the following days: 

For Cohort A: Tuesday, June 1: Dream Job, Monday, June 7: Sports Day, and Tuesday, June 8: Twin Day

For Cohort B: Thursday, June 3: Dream Job, Friday, June 4: Sports Day, and Thursday, June 10: Twin Day

3. VMS is having a flash sale for the yearbook. Buy your 60 page yearbook now for only $35. This sale goes until May 17th. Buy now before the price goes back up to $40, or before we sell out! Purchase online at https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1007992/Vandenberg-Middle-School/2021-Yearbook/2021042404151839055/CATALOG_SHOP/

4. Save the Date!  8th graders save the evening of Friday, June 4th for an 8th grade Movie Night Celebration!  Expect food, fun, and music.  More information to come.  In the meantime, ask any leadership student for updates. See you then!

5. Donate a new or gently used sweater to support VMS and Girl Scout Troop 50503. Drop off boxes are currently stationed in the VMS Library, Gym/MPR, and K6. Donations are accepted until May 21st!

6. Attention 8th Graders/Future Conqs! Registration for Cabrillo High School sports is now open! Come to the office to pick up a flyer with more information.

7. Lompoc Unified School District wants students to create posters that promote our Anti-Racist Resolution. We are reaching out to students to have them create a pictograph that takes the ideas in our resolution and compiles them for students to easily understand. Click on the link for more information: https://www.facebook.com/LompocUSD/photos/pcb.3959584250821456/3959584107488137/

8. Thank you to all who submitted a poem for our Poetry Contest. Our Top 10 poems can be seen displayed proudly in the VMS Library in the Poetry Corner through the end of the school year. They were written by Isabelle Jones, Lilian Oslund, Olivia Harris (who has two Top 10 poems), Sanford Riggs, Valeria Miranda, Aubrey Barron, Carina Castaneda, Trinity Martinez, and Tristan Vilca. Our 3rd place overall is Carina Castaneda's untitled blackout poem! Our 2nd place overall was "The Song of Wicked John" by Sanford Riggs! Our 7th grade 1st place was Isabelle Jones with "Ode to Dr. Pepper." Our 8th grade 1st place was Olivia Harris' "You Want Poetry?" Olivia, Isabelle, Sanford, and Carina will all receive a free book from the Scholastic book fair. They can pick it up from Mrs. Nelson in the VMS Library!

 

VMS Morning Announcements 5/10/21

VMS Student News Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDuNSUjTYKE

1. This is the last week of our Scholastic Book Fair! The Book Fair will be open in the library during passing period and lunch. For more information visit our library virtually or in person. Additional info: https://vandenbergmiddleschool.lusd.org/resources/vms-library

2. Show your VMS spirit on Tuesdays and/or Fridays. Remember to wear your best red, white, and blue for VMS spirit, or wear a university logo t-shirt or sweatshirt.

3. VMS is having a flash sale for the yearbook. Buy your 60 page yearbook now for only $35. This sale starts today, and goes until May 17th. Buy now before the price goes back up to $40, or before we sell out! Purchase online at https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1007992/Vandenberg-Middle-School/2021-Yearbook/2021042404151839055/CATALOG_SHOP/

4. Donate a new or gently used sweater to support VMS and Girl Scout Troop 50503. On campus drop off box is currently stationed in the VMS Library. Donations are accepted until May 21st!

5. Attention 8th Graders/Future Conqs! Registration for Cabrillo High School sports is now open! Come to the office to pick up a flyer with more information.

 

VMS Morning Announcements 5/3/21

VMS Student News Video: https://youtu.be/E8mSTwZ0KJc

1. Scholastic Book Fair begins today! The Book Fair will be open in the library during passing period and lunch. For more information visit our library virtually or in person. Additional info: https://vandenbergmiddleschool.lusd.org/resources/vms-library

2. Show your VMS spirit on Tuesdays and/or Fridays. Remember to wear your best red, white, and blue for VMS spirit, or wear a university logo t-shirt or sweatshirt.

3. VMS is having a flash sale for the yearbook. Buy your 60 page yearbook now for only $35. This sale starts today, and goes until May 17th. Buy now before the price goes back up to $40, or before we sell out! Purchase online at https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1007992/Vandenberg-Middle-School/2021-Yearbook/2021042404151839055/CATALOG_SHOP/

 

VMS Morning Announcements 4/26/21

VMS Student News Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0CgSm8nTWo

1. Scholastic Book Fair is coming May 3rd-May 7th! The Book Fair will be open in the library during passing periods and lunch. You can get a sneak peek at what will be offered, shop online, and have friends and family fill up your e-wallet for cashless book fair spending by clicking the link below. Finally, should we make our $3500 sales goal, Mr. Jory has volunteered to let students "Pie the Principal"! For more information, visit the VMS Library virtually or in person! Additional information about the book fair and other exciting library events, including Battle of the Books and the Poetry Competition, can also be found by clicking the link below. https://vandenbergmiddleschool.lusd.org/resources/vms-library

2. This Wednesday, April 28th, there will be a special schedule due to testing. Students will attend only their 5th and 6th Period classes. 5th Period will take place from 10:00-11:00 A.M. 5th Period students will take their STAR Reading English Assessment. Period 6 will take place from 11:15 A.M.-12:15 P.M. 6th Period students will be taking the STAR MATH Assessment. Attendance is important. Students who are absent will need to make up the assessments on a later date.

3. As a reminder, let's show our VMS spirit on Tuesdays and/or Fridays. Remember to wear your best red, white, and blue for VMS spirit, or wear a university logo t-shirt or sweatshirt.  Show your spirit, VMS!

4. Students, some of you completed a survey about returning to in person school.  You were most looking forward to seeing your friends, teachers, and counselors.

5. Congratulations to our Students of the Month for March and April!

 

VMS Morning Announcements 4/19/21

VMS Student News Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQsJfsjR_iw

1. It's National Poetry Month and our VMS Library is hosting a poetry competition! Get more information at the VMS Library, and check out the new, temporary poetry corner!

2. The library is open during passing periods for all students, and during lunches for those interested in Book Club (Mon/Thurs) or Game Club (Tues/Fri). Distance learners should Zoom in at 12:20. Battle of the Books team meetings will be held every Wednesday at 3PM on Zoom, and anyone interested in being on the team waiting list should come.

3. Congratulations to our Winter Reading Challenge Winners. Participating students read a total of 233 BOOKS. Participating staff read a total of 141 BOOKS. STUDENTS WIN! All students who participated (Aubrey Barron, Trinity Martinez, Kaitlyn Wiant, Brittney Buenrostro, Ashlea Knight, Sophie Ramirez, and Vanessa Rodriguez, and Olivia Harris) GET A PRIZE! Email Mrs. Nelson to schedule a time to come to the library (nelson.katelyn@lusd.org). Our TOP STUDENT READER is AUBREY BARRON with a total of 90 BOOKS read! Our random participant raffle winner was TRINITY MARTINEZ who read an impressive 36 BOOKS! Our TOP STAFF READER was JENNIFER DARCY with a total of 37 BOOKS read! Our random participant raffle winner was SARA CLAYCAMP who read an impressive 17 BOOKS!

4. Don’t miss out on your chance to apply to the Summer Expanded Learning program. Participate in activities that feature Real Life Problem Solving, Outdoor Activities, Collaborative Projects, STEAM, Creative Expression, Innovation and Communication! The program will take place from JUNE 15th to JULY 15th MONDAY - THURSDAY from 8:30A M - 12:30 PM at Lompoc High School. Students will be admitted to the program on a first come, first served basis. The deadline to submit an interest form has been extended from April 16th to April 23rd. Click on the link to submit an interest form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd9NLSvl4rsgJ4lvw9VXsiLANeyRUq7uWPcAdq3b_U-X4GnLA/viewform

5. VMS Counselors, Ms. Donahue and Ms. McIntyre will be available in room K1 during passing periods and lunch time. This is an opportunity for you to come by and meet your counselor, say hello, ask a question, schedule an appointment, hang out and maybe make a new friend.

6. The LHS Sapphire Dance Team is holding auditions for the 2021-2022 school year. Please check Sapphire's social media accounts or our website, http://www.sapphiredance.org, for audition information.

 

VMS Morning Announcements 4/12/21

VMS Student News Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5cmrS87_yM&t=2s

1. VMS Quick Rules (Return To Campus)

·      Students are to walk at all times on campus. Stay on the walkways (rocks and grass are off limits).  The athletic fields are open.
 
·      You must be seated when you are eating—during passing period and lunch.
 
·      Masks must be worn at all times (covering your nose and mouth) except when you are eating.  If you need a mask break, there are hula hoops scattered on the fields by the volleyball courts to stand or sit in.
 
·      Social distance-especially when you are standing or sitting with friends (6 feet apart).
 
·      Phones are allowed during lunch if you are seated.  Phones are not allowed during passing periods. You are the first group of VMS students to get the privilege of using cell phones on campus. You will continue to be allowed to use them if you follow the rules.
 
·      Restrooms are open in the G and H Buildings and P.E. area.
 
·      Use school appropriate language at all times—at the bus stop, on the bus and everywhere on campus.
 
VMS staff are excited to have you back on campus! We are all in this together. We need to work as a team to keep our school open.

 

VMS Morning Announcements 3/29/21

VMS Student News Video: https://youtu.be/3tMiXuOmBKY

1. Progress Reports will be mailed home on Friday, April 2nd. Remember to check grades regularly on Google Classroom and Q/Student Connect. PAPER Tutoring, a brand new tutoring service, is available now. Click on the link for more information: https://vandenbergmiddleschool.lusd.org/resources/student-resources

You can also make an appointment to talk to your school counselor for support. Please visit their Google Classroom and fill out the form posted under Classwork.

2. The library is open during passing periods for all students, and during lunches for those interested in Book Club (Mon/Thurs) or Game Club (Tues/Fri). Distance learners should Zoom in at 12:30. Battle of the Books team meetings will be held every Wednesday at 3PM on Zoom, and anyone interested in being on the team waiting list should come. Click on the link for more information: https://vandenbergmiddleschool.lusd.org/resources/vms-library

3. There will be no school from Monday, April 5th to Friday, April 9th due to Spring Break.

4. To celebrate our return to school, let's show our VMS spirit on Tuesdays and/or Fridays. Wear your best red, white, and blue for VMS spirit, or wear a university logo t-shirt or sweatshirt. Show your spirit, VMS!

 

VMS Morning Announcements 3/22/21

VMS Student News Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWPteDE7uw0

1. Hybrid Learning Students: Cohort A will be on campus on Mondays and Tuesdays. Cohort B will be on campus on Thursdays and Fridays. Hybrid learning students must check in over Zoom during their distance learning days.

2. Distance learning students will not be returning to campus. They will continue to attend Zoom classes every day.

3. Important Notices Including Bell Schedule, Bus Schedule, School Map, and More: https://vandenbergmiddleschool.lusd.org/about-us/important-notices

4. There is no school on Friday, March 26th due to a Professional Learning Day for LUSD Staff.

 

VMS Morning Announcements 3/15/21

VMS Student News Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r69iqrQchdk

1. Attention VMS 8th Graders. Lompoc High School and Cabrillo High Schol will be hosting Virtual Parent Nights for incoming 9th Graders this week.

LHS: Monday, March 15th 6:30 P.M.
Zoom Meeting ID: 889 8995 5333 Passcode: BRAVES

CHS: Tuesday, March 16th 6:30 P.M. 
Webinar ID: 821 5222 9173 Passcode: 701372

If you have questions, please contact the high schools directly. 

Lompoc: https://lompochighschool.lusd.org/ #805-742-3000

Cabrillo: https://cabrillohighschool.lusd.org/ #805-742-2900 

2.  This week is spirit week with dress-up days every day! Monday is crazy hair day, Tuesday is career day, Wednesday is green day, Thursday is crazy hat day, & Friday is flannel day. Show your spirit VMS!

3. Join Leadership's Zoom this Wednesday at 12:30 P.M. to learn how to make green cookies in honor of St. Patrick's Day!

https://lompocschools.zoom.us/j/88410507362?pwd=ajZveFhOQ1VuSFVac1R4azU1ZVA5dz09 (Meeting ID: 884 1050 7362, Passcode: 121450)

4. VMS Publication students have been working hard on the 2020-2021 yearbook. This year’s book is truly unlike any other. We have brand new, special edition pages on topics including fashion, music, movies, video games, social media, military students, student hobbies, student pets, sports outside of school, and more! We have also covered virtual school events like Spirit Days, Mystery Minutemen Activities, and Bring Your Pet To Class Day. Visit our Yearbook Page on the VMS Website for more information, including a link to buy your yearbook onlin: https://vandenbergmiddleschool.lusd.org/about-us/yearbook

 

VMS Morning Announcements 3/8/21

VMS Student News Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISq87Zr0pgA

February Students of the Month Video: https://youtu.be/-eNZ78yBAHQ

1. Shout-out to our VMS Battle of the Books Team: Brittney Buenrostro, Olivia Harris, Kaylee James, Vanessa Rodriguez, and Samantha Garza!

2. Attention VMS 8th Graders. Lompoc High School and Cabrillo High Schol will be hosting Virtual Parent Nights for incoming 9th Graders next week.

LHS: Monday, March 15th 6:30 P.M.
Zoom Meeting ID: 889 8995 5333 Passcode: BRAVES

CHS: Tuesday, March 16th 6:30 P.M. 
Webinar ID: 821 5222 9173 Passcode: 701372

If you have questions, please contact the high schools directly. 

Lompoc: https://lompochighschool.lusd.org/ #805-742-3000

Cabrillo: https://cabrillohighschool.lusd.org/ #805-742-2900 

3. Every Wednesday wear your best red, white, and blue to show your VMS spirit, or wear a university logo t-shirt or sweatshirt for University Day!

4. Join Leadership's Zoom this Wednesday at 12:30 P.M. for an origami lesson!

https://lompocschools.zoom.us/j/88410507362?pwd=ajZveFhOQ1VuSFVac1R4azU1ZVA5dz09 (Meeting ID: 884 1050 7362, Passcode: 121450)

 

VMS Morning Announcements 3/1/21

VMS Student News Video: https://youtu.be/yZmRIGyMsq4

PAPER TUTORING VIDEO:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0QENqp1vpE&feature=youtu.be

1. Exciting Library events happening right now include the Winter Reading Challenge and Battle of the Books! Consult Ms. Nelson's Google Classroom for more information.

2. This is the last week to send photos for the VMS 2020-2021 yearbook. Help us tell your story! Examples of photos include student hobbies and student pets. You can also send photos of yourself dressed up for spirit days! Please send your photos to Ms. Kaba at kaba.bridget@lompocschools.org.

3. Every Wednesday wear your best red, white, and blue to show your VMS spirit, or wear a university logo t-shirt or sweatshirt for University Day!

4.  Join Leadership's Zoom this Wednesday at 12:30 P.M. to learn how to make ice cream! Eliana Core will host. 

https://lompocschools.zoom.us/j/88410507362?pwd=ajZveFhOQ1VuSFVac1R4azU1ZVA5dz09 (Meeting ID: 884 1050 7362, Passcode: 121450)

Inredients: heavy whipping cream, ice, vanilla extract, salt and two plastic Ziplock bags (one big and one small)

 

VMS Morning Announcements 2/23/21

VMS Student News Video: https://youtu.be/48o4Ig4c6Ts

1. Every Wednesday wear your best red, white, and blue to show your VMS spirit, or wear a university logo t-shirt or sweatshirt for University Day!

2. Join Leadership’s Zoom room on Wednesday, February 24th from 12:30 P.M. - 1 P.M. to participate in a Celebrities Kahoot!

https://lompocschools.zoom.us/j/88410507362?pwd=ajZveFhOQ1VuSFVac1R4azU1ZVA5dz09 (Meeting ID: 884 1050 7362, Passcode: 121450)

 

3. Sports Spirit Day will take place this Friday, February 26th! Dress up in your school appropriate sportswear to rep your teams!

4. Progress Reports will be mailed out at the end of the week. Click on the following links for information regarding tutoring options:

https://vandenbergmiddleschool.lusd.org/resources/student-resources

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbWmoFBU3uY&feature=youtu.be

 

VMS Morning Announcements 2/16/21

VMS Student News Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmWp7DY74nA

1. Congratulations to Drama student Lily Tucker for her acceptance into the 4th Annual Young Playwrights Festival.

2. There will be no school this upcoming Monday, February 22nd.

3. Please send any photos that you would like to be included in the yearbook to Ms. Kaba at kaba.bridget@lompocschools.org: https://vandenbergmiddleschool.lusd.org/about-us/yearbook

4. Leadership has recently created an Instagram account for students and parents to get school news and updates! Follow them: https://www.instagram.com/vms_leadership/

5. Congratulations to our Semester 1 Academic Award Winners. Please visit your counselor's Google Classroom for more information.

 

VMS Morning Announcements 2/8/21

VMS Student News Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Jwhs8xCNMI

1. Virtual Back To School Night for Semester 2 will take place this Thursday, February 11th. Click on the link for more information:‚Äč https://vandenbergmiddleschool.lusd.org/about-us/important-notices

2. There will be no school this upcoming Monday, February 15th due to President’s Day. 3.

3. Please send any photos that you would like to be included in the yearbook to Ms. Kaba at kaba.bridget@lompocschools.org: https://vandenbergmiddleschool.lusd.org/about-us/yearbook

 

VMS Morning Announcements 2/1/21

VMS Student News Video: https://youtu.be/kVMFYkIvcH0

1. Remember to regularly check grades on Google Classroom and Q Student Connect.

2. Check out the Winter Reading Challenge and other fun events on the VMS Library Google Classroom: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTY5MzkzNjY1ODQx or contact Ms. Nelson at nelson.katelyn@lusd.org.

3. Don't miss your chance to be in the 2021 yearbook. Send photos to Ms. Kaba at kaba.bridget@lompocschools.org.

 

VMS Morning Announcements 1/25/21

VMS Student News Video: https://youtu.be/yHdhBwi4pFQ

1. Happy first week of Semester 2! If you have not picked up your materials for Semester 2, then you need to call the VMS office to schedule a pick up time. It is important that you collect your materials as soon as possible.

2. Semester 1 Publications students worked hard on their yearbook pages for the 2020-2021 Yearbook. You can see samples of students’ pages and pre-order your yearbook by visiting the VMS Website and clicking Menu...About Us...Yearbook or by clicking on the following link: https://vandenbergmiddleschool.lusd.org/about-us/yearbook

3. Please send any photos that you would like to be included in the yearbook to Ms. Kaba at kaba.bridget@lompocschools.org. Examples of photo topics include student pets and student hobbies.

 

VMS Morning Announcements 1/19/21

VMS Student News Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfSpVeXJz3M

1. Semester 1 ends this Friday, January 22nd, 2021.

2. Materials Pick Up for Semester 2 at Vandenberg Middle School on Thursday, Jan. 21st and Friday, Jan. 22nd from 2:30-5:00 P.M., and Saturday, Jan. 23 from 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M. More information: https://vandenbergmiddleschool.lusd.org/resources/parent-resources

3. Winter Reading Competition, Book Club, Game Club and more: https://classroom.google.com/c/MTY5MzkzNjY1ODQx

 

VMS Morning Announcements 1/11/21

VMS Student News Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdMfse5H0Sk

1. There will be no school this upcoming Monday, January 18th due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

2. Our last day of Semester 1 classes will be Friday, January 22nd. Report cards will be sent out at the end of the semester.

3. Semester 2 will begin on Monday, January 25th.

 

VMS Morning Announcements 12/14/20

VMS Student News Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSZX9SF0XOA

1. No School From December 21st to January 8th. Semester 1 ends January 22nd.

2. Congratulations to our VMS Fall Reading Competition Winners Trinity Martinez and Ms. Cramer!

3. Holiday Spirit Week:

Monday 12/14 – Holiday Pajama Day 

Tuesday 12/15 – Holiday Sock Day 

Wednesday 12/16– Flannel Day + 12:30 P.M. Leadership Activity *

Thursday 12/17- Ugly Holiday Sweater Day 

Friday 12/18 – Red and Green + Holiday Hat Day 

 *Wednesday 12/16, we will have a Leadership Activity at 12:30PM where we will make Hot Chocolate Bombs.  Email Mr. Cantrell at cantrell.robert@lusd.org for the Zoom link and recipe information!

 

 

VMS Morning Announcements 12/7/20

VMS Student News Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30FDGPSxnSg&feature=youtu.be

1. Winter Break: No school from December 21st-January 8th.

2. Congratulations to Nikos S. and our November Students of the Month!

 

VMS Morning Announcements 11/30/20

VMS Student News Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSMNjflngIo

1. “VMS Distance Learning Tutoring Information,” “Counselor Spotlight GPA Lesson,” and “Social Connections” and can be found on your counselors’ Google Classrooms.

2. Complete the Google Form for the chance to be featured in the VMS 2020-2021 Yearbook:  https://forms.gle/2Z6QURoYr8Ki4LNG9

3. Virtual Book Fair is on today through December 4th: https://shop.scholastic.com/parent-ecommerce/as-seen-in-schools/360fair.html?fairId=4972367

 

VMS Morning Announcements 11/16/20

VMS Student News Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCMPbkwFRrY

 

1. Email Mr. Cantrell at cantrell.robert@lusd.org to sign up for this Wednesday’s 12:30 P.M. Leadership Zoom Activity.

2. Click on the link to learn more about the Fall Reading Competition and other exciting Library events: https://vandenbergmiddleschool.lusd.org/resources/vms-library

3. Complete the Google Form for the chance to be featured in the VMS 2020-2021 Yearbook: https://forms.gle/2Z6QURoYr8Ki4LNG9

4. Social Connections and VMS Tutoring information can be found on your VMS counselors' Google Classrooms.

 

VMS Morning Announcements 11/9/20

October Students of the Month Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8U4XQ1srBk&feature=youtu.be

1. Federal Survey Returns: Students, please ask your parents/guardians to return the Federal Surveys. There are three ways to return them:

Drop them off at the VMS Library book drop., drop them at the District Office, or put them in the mail to: Vandenberg Middle School, 1145 Mountain View Blvd., VAFB, CA 93437.

2. Veteran's Day this Wednesday, November 11th: No School

September 2020 Students of the Month

Back to School in 2020

By Isabella Jimenez

VMS Publications

August 19, 2020

During August 2020, Taina Ferarro went to a materials pickup at her new school, Vandenberg Middle School. According to Taina,  there were many people there. She stated that it was different- being around so many people -as she had been in quarantine for almost half a year. Zoom is unfamiliar to her, but she can’t wait to start learning. Even though she can’t do her classes in person, with her teachers in front of her, she’s excited for this school year. Taina was delighted when she saw all the interesting classes in one term. “It's going to be different. That’s for sure. Last spring, I didn’t have Zoom classes. It felt weird not being able to see anyone from school, or hear their voices. I can’t wait to have a great school year.”

Zoom learning is new to everyone, but most of us had a bit of practice last spring. Taina Ferarro, who wasn’t even in this school district last year. She had no Zoom classes. Her teachers would just give their students assignments on Google Classroom. She’s thrilled that she can at least see her teachers and fellow students this year. “I'm most excited about meeting new people and doing new things. It’ll be a struggle, but everything will work out fine.”

 

Review on Disney's Live Action ‘Mulan’

Julia Xiong

VMS Publications

September 9, 2020

If you keep up with your Disney princesses you should know of this Disney princess: Mulan. Mulan is about a young woman whose father is in a poor condition to fight, so Mulan must go undercover as a man and take her father’s role on the battlefield. This movie is really different to the original animated Mulan because they missed out on many of the original elements. The biggest thing I didn’t like about this movie is that they don’t have Mushu. Mushu is an important role in the original movie and deserves a role in the live action film. On the other hand, one thing I did like was how they added a new character who is witch. I liked how both the witch and Mulan had a connection even though the witch was on the bad team. They both faced the same struggles, they were both outsiders and were never accepted.

The main characters who played in the live action Mulan are Liu Yifei who plays Mulan, Donnie Yen who plays the commander, Jet Li who plays the emperor, Gong Li who plays the witch, Jason Scott Lee who plays Bori Kahn (the enemy), and Yoson An who plays Chen Honghui (the love interest). Overall this live action film was really different from the original, but it was somewhat decent and had a good message.

Cobra Kai T.V. Review: Strike First. Strike Hard.

Roman Richmond

VMS Publications

September 9, 2020

Netflix just released a new show last week. It isn't a Netflix original but in fact a Youtube original. Who knew a show on Youtube could be so good? The greatest thing about the show is that it's a spinoff from the Karate Kid movies, and it's called Cobra Kai.

I started watching this show the day it came out, and I was shocked by how good it is. Ralph Maccio (Daniel LaRusso) and William Zabka (Johnny Lawrence) did an amazing job once again playing their parts as the teachers instead of the students this time. It made a nice change to the story. I thought it was cool how the story included that Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence have kids (Mary Mouser and Tanner Buchanan), but instead of fighting against each other they end up working together to take Cobra Kai down. I really liked the fact that they had the same cars from "The Karate Kid," and that they also included the same actors for Johnny And Daniel. But there was one major thing I disliked about Cobra Kai. It was John Kreese coming back (Martin Kove). I believe there could be some minor improvements to the show, but so far the show is amazing. Good job Youtube/Netflix!

Come From Away-An Incredible True Story

Jeffrey Dotzler

VMS Publications

September 14, 2020

The musical "Come From Away" is about 31  flights that were redirected due to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Over 7,000 passengers along with their crews are stranded in Newfoundland, Canada. The musical shows how they come together in the confusion after 9/11.

At 9:26 am on September 11th, the FFA shut down the airspace, making 4,000 planes land at the closest airport. At noon Gander airport in Newfoundland, Canada is told 18 planes are going to have to land there. The original 18 planes ended up as 31 planes! It took 5 hours for the passengers on the plane to be released. Overall it took 5 days for all 31 planes to diverge from the airport.

The “Come From Away” cast and crew has toured all around North America and has even gone to Newfoundland. In addition to performing there, they also met the people and the saw the places that inspired the musical.

You can learn more about this inspiring story by visiting their website:  https://comefromaway.com/