If you’re looking for a great way to spend the day and learn something, look no further. Vidor ISD Community Education will host two adult field trips this Spring. You will ride in safety and have the schedule worked out for you. All you have to do is buy your ticket and climb aboard!
First of all, you will join the Community Education team for a great day at the Houston Maritime Museum and the Health Museum, as well as a good lunch and some fun and fellowship. This will take place on Friday, April 28.
The John P McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science features You, the Exhibit, where you can age yourself as much as thirty years and see how you will look.
A piece of history came home this week when Kit Herrington of Corsicana delivered an original map of Gladys City as envisioned by entrepreneur Pattillo Higgins to Lamar University, home of the Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum.
The map, printed in 1892, was used by Higgins to sell lots that helped finance the first drilling effort at Spindletop Hill. That effort, and several subsequent efforts, failed. While Higgins’ vision as presented in the map was never realized, he is credited with recognizing the potential for oil and starting the process that changed history on January 10, 1901 when the Lucas Gusher came in.
The campus finals of the Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation were held at Little Cypress- Mauriceville High School on Sunday, February 26, with seniors Connor Alexander and Kaylee Pattillo claiming first places in Declamation and Reading, respectively.
To go with the title, first place finishers receive a $2,000 scholarship from the Stark Foundation. Second place winners receive a $1,500 scholarship. Those were Jordan Alexander for Declamation and Eli Ridout for Reading, both sophomores. Other finalists competing in Declamation were Jackson Baeza, Elizabeth Johns, and Sydney Smith.
Interpretive Reading finalists were Spencer Johns, Alora Jones, and Caitlyn Sulak. Contest alternates, Ashley Knight and Reagan Hambrick, emceed the contest and Principal Todd Loupe presented the awards. The LCM High School National Honor Society hosted refreshments. Campus winners will compete for the County winners on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at 2:oo p.m. at the Lutcher Theater.
Vidor Elementary principal Jeff Leger brought two of his horses to school for the students to see before Spring Break. He explained horse safety and care, as well as talking about the equipment used with a horse. The students are always excited to see the horses.
Vidor High School band students earned 169 first division medals at the regional UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest on Friday, Feb. 3rd at Lumberton High School. Earning a first division on Solos were: Cheyenne Ard (Class 1, Flute), Annabeth Harris (Class 3, Alto Saxophone), Emma Huebel (Class 2, Euphonium), Chance Kelly (Class 1, Trombone), Andrew Lane (Class 3, Euphonium), Joni LeDoux (Class 2, Bb Clarinet), Bethany Mudd (Class 2, Tenor Saxophone), Ana Plake (Class 1, Flute), Vincent Post (Class 1, Piano), Kaitlyn Shivers (Class 1, Flute), Makayla Simmons (Class 3, Flute), Kloe Smith (Class 3, Bb Clarinet).
Earning a first division solos that qualified for the UIL Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest in Ausin, Texas in May were: Ana Plake (Flute), and Vincent Post(Piano). Earning a first division on a Class II Small Ensemble were: Nickolas Campise, Allison Harmon, Grant Holden, Desiree’ LaForge, and Cameron Lawson.
The Vidor Public Library held Story Time on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Program Coordinator Megan Ridlespurge read “How to Catch A Leprechaun” by Adam Wallace. “How to catch a leprechaun? It’s tougher than you think! He’ll turn your whole house upside down. He’s quicker than a wink!” The children made a rainbow mobile for the craft.
Every year the Texas Library association creates a list of twenty books appropriate for 3rd-6th graders . T hese books are called the Texas Bluebonnet Award Nominees. Students all across Texas are encouraged to read at least five of these books and then vote for their favorite in January. The book with the most votes across Texas i s the winner of the Texas Bluebonnet Award. Students in Mrs. Jaetzold’s 4th grade reading classes who read five or more of the Texas Bluebonnet nominees were invited to attend a “We Love Books” luncheon hosted by VE librarian, Ashley Nele , on Valentine’s day in the V.E. Library. Students ate lunch, celebrated the winning book, decorated cookies and stuffed good y bags in celebration of their accomplishment. Students who read ten or more Bluebonnet books, pictured above, were rewarded with a $10.00 gift certificate for the Spring book fair.
Guadalupe Mosqueda, Kaitlyn Shivers, and Dalton Poteet were speakers at the Monday, February 20th, Board of Trustees meeting, show Career and Technology projects they and others have made. Many projects were on display at the meeting.
District 8 and Texas State Championship Checker Tournament will be hosted in Vidor June 2-3, 2017. The love of checkers is still alive in our young as well as our seniors. The game is said to be the one game that can be played by a four year old, but cannot be mastered by a 70 year old.
The Tournament will be played at the Holiday Inn Express Meeting Room in Vidor. We are tentatively planning to have an exhibition round at the local Vidor Barbque Festival on Friday night. Registration for the Tournament will be on Friday morning at 8 AM. Games will begin at 9:00. There will be 4 rounds on Friday and 3 rounds on Saturday.