All Students

Congratulations to the winners of Black History Month’s “Did You Know” trivia questions:  Mirriam Liandisha and Suhaani Agarwal.  Please stop in the LST and see Mrs. Powell for your prize!!  (Powell 2/24)

BLACK HISTORY MONTH “DID YOU KNOW” African-American facts:  Lisa Price in 1993 founded the hair and skincare brand, Carol’s Daughter, in the kitchen of her Brooklyn apartment.  This company creates high-quality products made with love in her Brooklyn kitchen.  Last year Carol’s Daughter grossed 27 million dollars.  (Powell 2/24)

Whispers:  Up for a challenge?  Whispers is hosting its FINAL writing contest of the year!  Let your imagination go wild. BUT, there is one rule: You MUST begin your writing with one of the following prompts: 
1.    It was over in seconds…
2.    So I suppose you want to ask me how I did it….
Choose your challenge!  The winner will earn a coveted spot in the Whispers’ publication and a Chipotle gift card.  Submit your short story, flash fiction, or poem here by Friday, February 28th:  http://bit.ly/WhispersChallengeContest.  Don’t have an idea for the contest but still want to submit your writing or artwork?  You can submit to our general form until March 20th:  http://bit.ly/WhispersSubmissions.  Reach out to Ms. Campbell or Mrs. Macias with any questions.  (Macias/Campbell 2/25)

The time has come for Whispers’ Winter Open Mic night!  Have a poem, a short story excerpt, a stand up routine, or some spoken word to share?  Want to sing a song or drop a sick beat?  Whispers, our school literary magazine, will host this semester’s (totally free!) Open Mic night on Friday, February 28th.  We would love to have YOU participate.  We invite all students and staff to perform.  The event will take place at Barbara’s Books (formerly Barnes & Noble at the Hawthorn Mall) on Friday, February 28th at 7:00 p.m.  Please use this form to sign up to participate:  https://tinyurl.com/veld9d9.  Not a performer? Join us as an audience member for a night of unforgettable performances!  (Macias/Campbell 2/26)

The first ever VHHS TECH TALK will be hosted in the LMC after school on February 25th at 3:30 p.m.  The featured speaker is: Peyman Davoudabadi.  He is an engineer from Ansys, which is a software engineering company that covers a WIDE range of projects such as:  military aircraft, formula one racing, and even gaskets.  Learn about what this engineer does on a daily basis, the kind of experiences he’s had and skills he’s developed.  If you are interested in Coding, Physics and/or Engineering, YOU don’t want to miss this!!  SNACKS WILL BE PROVIDED!!  Sign up here:  https://forms.gle/Dq9abbkaiQq95pnY6.  Questions? Email: niranjan.kulkarni@vhhscougars.org.  (Benson 2/24)

OPEN GYM VOLLEYBALL this Tuesday, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. in the Main Gym.  There will be no Instagram worthy moments.  None.  (Colton 2/25)

Any sophomore or freshman interested in playing Baseball this Spring, there will be a pre-season meeting Tuesday, February 25th before school at 8:15 a.m. or after school at 3:30 p.m. in Room 0201.  You only need to attend one meeting.  Any questions, please contact Coach Feeney.  (Feeney 2/24)

For those interested in playing Softball this Spring, there will be a pre-tryout meeting on Wednesday, February 26th at 7:45 a.m. in the Gymnastics Gym.  Tryouts take place beginning on Monday, March 2nd!!  (Pauly 2/24)

GIRLS’ OPEN LACROSSE:  Our final season of Girls’ Open Lacrosse will take place Tuesday, February 25th from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. in the Field House. It is open to all girls attending VHHS, regardless of their intent to play during the season.  We have sticks and goggles that may be borrowed; you must bring your own formed mouth-guard.  (Darden 2/25)