Monday, January 25, 2016

POPS Assembly January 2016

On Thursday, our school had the January POPS assembly. The first graders ran the show. Also, the McGuire Band played. B. M.  and C. M. at the guitars, and L. M.  on the drums. Before the band played, they gave out POPS awards to 12 students (one from each classroom). First graders also passed out the January birthday pencils. After the band played, Mrs. Sargent chose one class to get the class of the month. Mrs. Cadoret's class was the class of the month! They will be class of the month till the February assembly.

Students getting their birthday pencils.
First graders dancing to the music.
The McGuire band playing.
Mrs. Cadoret's Class

Thursday, January 21, 2016


At 1:00 on Wednesday afternoon, Mr. Sam hosted our VUES GeoBee. What's a GeoBee you ask? A GeoBee is a competition that asks students variety of different questions about the world. Whoever made two mistakes was automatically out of the competition. This competition was for students in 4th through 6th grade. The GeoBee had two 4th graders, two 5th graders, and two 6th graders. The winner, Bradley will move on to the State GeoBee at Middlebury College. Whoever wins that goes onto the National GeoBee in Washington D.C.  Good luck Bradley!

These students were the VUES GeoBee competitors. 

Article and Pictures by 6th grader S.P. and E.T.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Wounded Warrior Coin Drive

On Thursday, December 10 and Friday, December 11, V.U.E.S. at 7:30-8:00 am. Student Council hosted a coin drive for Wounded Warrior. We raised $215.24, that was donated to the Wounded Warrior Program. Student Council members announced, manned the table, and counted all the money. Everyone who donated got a black rubber bracelet. All donations where appreciated. The coin drive was located in the hall by the gym.

Student Council set up early on Thursday

Money Jar
Student donating

Friday Setup

Article by R.O.



Reading is an Investment

V.U.E.S. is participating in the Reading is an Investment program this year.
Students have been reading money books in library class. They have been reading and filling out reading logs at home. Remember reading logs are due March 4th to Ms.Foley.

For more information about this program visit:

Here are some 3rd graders reading in library class.

Article and Pictures by S.P.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Girls' Basketball

"1, 2, 3, GO THUNDER CATS!!!"

The girls are cheering their teammates on!!!

On January 12, 2016, the VUES 5th and 6th grade girls won their first game of the season.  The game was held at the Municipal Gym in Middlebury against Mary Hogan’s 5th and 6th graders.  The score was 16 to 14.  They won because of K.B.’s foul shots!! They have had three games. The first one was against Ferrisburgh, and the score was 18 to 10. The second one was against Starksboro, and the score was 26 to 6.  

Here is the schedule for future games. Come see us play!
Thurs.  Jan. 14    Addison@VUES 5:30
Tues.   Jan. 19    Middlebury@VUES 5:30
Tues.   Jan. 26    Starksboro@VUES 5:30
Fri.       Jan. 29    Monkton @ VUES 5:30
Tues.    Feb. 2     VUES@Ferrisburgh 6:00 bus departs at 5:30
Thurs.  Feb. 4     VUES@Addison 5:30 bus departs at 5:00   

Article by sixth grader S.P.