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Tue
04
Sep

Backpack Giveaway

Grace Community Church at 1030 North Main Street in Vidor gave away almost 250 backpacks filled with school supplies on Saturday, August 18, 2018.

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Thu
30
Aug

LU two-week tour traverses time, students visit Texas geologic outcrops

.The geology of Texas captivated the attention of nine Lamar University Earth Science and Geology majors recently as they spent two weeks exploring and camping in classic geologic outcrops in Central and Trans- Pecos Texas. University Professor Jim Westgate and Julia Zidan, teaching assistant and a 2018 Lamar graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Earth Science, led the capstone course, called Field Geology of Texas.

 

The first stop was in the heart of Central Texas at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. There the group climbed to the top of the oldest rocks in Texas, a one billion-yearold mass of pink granite known as an exfoliation dome, Westgate said

 

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Thu
30
Aug

First Day of School

.First Grade teacher Pam Denson greets an unidentified first grader as she arrives for the first day of school on Monday. Ms. Denson offered hugs to almost every 1st grade student who came into her classroom on the first day of school

 

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Thu
23
Aug

Band Practice

The Mighty Pirate Marching Band and their director, Kara Phillips (left) braved the heat this week to begin working on drills for the coming school year.

 

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Tue
21
Aug

Training

Members of the Vidor Independent School District’s administrative team participated in a two-day Flip Flippen training on leadership. They studied their own leadership styles and learned how to become more effective leaders. The training was conducted by Mark Sullivan from the Flip Flippen Group.

 

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Thu
16
Aug

Summer Robotics Camp

Campers in Vidor ISD Community Education summer Robotics and Coding camp built Lego Mindstorm EV3 robots, coded their own video games/animations, then each used the 3d printer to create a pirate coin. Camp instructor was VJHS teacher Amy Odom. The camp is part of the Vidor ISD Community Education summer camp series, which has including basketball and soccer, sewing, cooking, animals, and much much more Those taking part in the grades 3-5 camp, top photo, seated left to right, were Vincint Falasco, Ryan Hill, Aaron Williams, Ethan Ochoa, Luke Pittman, Brody Mauboules, Liliana Mendoza, Lexa Welch, Tucker Schild, David Austin (not pictured Jayce Tayne). Students participating in the grades 6-8 camp, bottom photo, left to right, were Seth Riley, David Davis, William Jones, Eric Odom, Matthew Case, Khalil Sellers, Austin Gibbs, Andrew Priest, Elliot Gravis, Daniel Jackson, Maison Lundy, Camp Counselors: Savannah Young and Haleigh Vincent.

 

Tue
14
Aug

Farm Trip

Kids in VISD Community Education summer camp Animal Antics visited Bill Brumley’s little farm on the last day of camp, seeing chickens, goats, ducks, and donkeys.

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Tue
14
Aug

Oak Forest Gift

The Disabled Veterans Chapter 236 presented Oak Forest Elementary a check to help students with necessary school supplies.

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Thu
09
Aug

New Freshman

Incoming VHS freshman Blaine Holcombe and his mother Nicole were at the high school on Tuesday to register for classes. Blaine joins a large group of incoming freshmen eager to begin their high school careers.

 

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Thu
09
Aug

Band Practice

Band practice at VHS is off to a great staff, with new Director of Fine Arts Kara Phillips at the helm, assisted by Dennis Rowe and new assistant director and Vidor grad Carol Woodall.

 

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