Members from three chapters of Alpha Delta Kappa, international honorary organization of women educators, participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Beaumont on Saturday, September 17. Allisen Roberts, Joyce Elender, and Kimberley Smith from Alpha Psi, Marcie Alford from Epsilon Tau, and Becky Lee and Junelle Gatza from Alpha Upsilon are in the first picture. In the second picture are members who walked with Team Alpha Upsilon, Mary Adams, Becky Lee, Angie Lee, Jenni Sherrod, Junelle Gatza, Jenna and Jacob Campbell (with Jackson and Jude). The Sweet Violets Team raised $655 and Team Alpha Upsilon raised $1895 for the Alzheimer’s Association!
City of Vidor Police Chief Dave Shows, Constable Weldon Peveto, and Vidor ISD retired Chief of Police Jerry Parker stand with Vidor Rotary Club President Tim Andrews at Vidor Rotary’s Monday, October 3rd meeting. The three law enforcement officers were recognized by the Rotary Club as Pillars of the Community as they all retire from their respective positions. A book was placed on Vidor Rotary’s green bus in honor of each of the men, and they were treated to lunch with the club.
The Vidor TOPS chapter hosted Fall Rally Day September 17. Many attending have fun and earned awards for their chapters. TOPS is a non profit organization that meets Monday nights at First Methodist Church. Weigh in is 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 7.
LCMCISD photo/Sherry Combs Over the summer, Little Cypress Intermediate School was notified by the Texas Action for Healthy Kids that they were being recognized as a school of success based on their yearend report that was in a grant submitted by Director of Health Services, Kelly Meadows, on behalf of Stay and Play. For details, go to www.actionforhealthykids. org and look for “Inclusion at its Best: Outdoor Recreation for All.” LCI’s kids are the ones eating watermelon.
Vidor High School hosted a college fair in September, with juniors and seniors from their campus, the AIM Center High School, and Orangefield and Deweyville High Schools meeting in the VHS gym with military recruiters and representatives from thirty-five institutions of higher learning. About 800 students and staff attended the fair, hosted by TACRO, an organization encouraging higher learning and working with registrars to make sure opportunities are offered.
Vidor Elementary held a family fun math night on Monday, September 26. They played Kahoot with the parents, showed them how to use Think Through Math, and showed them websites that offer math assistance for their children. The third and fourth grade teachers, along with principal Jeff Leger and staff, planned the highly successful event.
When Director of Music Don Rollins was ill recently, assistant band director Kara Phillips stepped up to the plate and got the Mighty Pirate Marching Band ready to do their usual fabulous job as school started and they headed toward marching contest and football games. As a result, Rollins nominated her for Vidor ISD Employee of the Month, and she was chosen. He says, “Kara has been one of the strongest young band directors I have ever seen.