The Vidor Public Library held story time on Thursday, January 19, 2017. Program Coordinator Megan Ridlespurge read “The Pout-Pout Fish” by Deborah Diesen to the audience. “Deep in the water, Mr. Fish swims about, with his fish face stuck in a permanent pout.” The children made paper bowl jellyfish for the craft.
Vidor ISD recognized VJHS English/Language Arts teacher Pam Packard as the December employee of the month. She was recognized at the January board meeting. Nominated by the junior high faculty and staff, Mrs. Packard is seen as positive, enthusiastic, innovative, and a highly effective teacher who is committed to the success of every student on the campus, not just those she sees daily. One of her co-workers, Mrs. Patton, says this: “Pam Packard totally loves her students and they love her in return. No one is more dedicated. She spends hours after school getting her department work done. She spoils us terribly (us being the people in the 7th grade department).
January is School Board Recognition Month and Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD has joined other districts across the state to thank these local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for our students and public school.
Little Cypress Elementary received two grants from International Paper’s IP Giving Foundation last week. The first is for a refill kit for expendable materials used in the second grade’s Saxon Phonics program, worth $4,374.92. The second grant is for the Accelerated Reader (AR) program worth $3,249.00. This program is a computerized system that determines reading comprehension levels to assure students are on track with their reading skills.
The Texas Dance Educator’s Association Convention was held in The Woodlands on January 4-7. Each director attending the convention took her drill team captain for the Texas All-State dancer workshops and dance performance. These young ladies also have the chance to win a scholarship. The All-State dancers write an essay about themselves and their dancing and academic accomplishments. After a committee reads these essays, they choose five finalists . There were 222 young ladies at the convention and 58 of them completed their scholarship essay and academic scores. Vidor High School Captain, Stephanie Licon was chosen one of the five finalists.
On Friday, January 6th, the top two spellers in each 4th grade class at Oak Forest Elementary participated in the 4th Grade Spelling Bee. Brayden Paine placed 3rd, and Hannah King came in 2nd place. Eric Odom was the Oak Forest spelling bee champion and will go on to compete in the Vidor ISD spelling bee at Oak Forest Elementary on March 7th.
Attending Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) January 6-8 were Vidor High School juniors Taylor Killgo, Brittany Sanchez, Logan Butts, and Victoria Mansfield. The group learned team-building and leadership, as well as communication. They were sponsored by the Rotary Club of Vidor.
Congratulations to the winners of the Vidor Lions Club fireworks drawing held on New Years Eve. Winner of the 1st prize ($175 value) was Teresa Simmons, bottom left photo. Winner of the 2nd prize ($148 value) was Lisa Rogers, top photo, and Cliff Welch, bottom right photo, was the winner of the 3rd prize ($62 value). Each is shown with their very happy family members. The Vidor Lions Club wishes to thank everyone in the community who supported our fireworks stand during New Years. Look for the stand to be open again for Texas Independence Day and Memorial Day.
Have you ever wondered what it takes to create the large-scale backdrops in stage plays or how artists create intricate large-scale murals for ceilings and walls? Using theatrical techniques to create large works on fabric, learn how to take a small design and turn it into a larger-than-life piece of artwork. Bring your own image of nature or use one we provide.