Students in Mrs. Carol Post’s class at Oak Forest Elementary celebrated the presidents with a play. The students marched in to “Hail to the Chief” and then each got up and told about themselves as seven of our nations most famous presidents. Mrs. Beverly Sarver designed the costumes. Mrs. Lisa Arndt did the sound. The presidents performed by rapping the song “Mighty Mighty Presidents”. Parents and faculty were in attendance.
Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School art students recently participated in the Houston Livestock and Rodeo Art Contest and received several ribbons and a medal for their efforts.
According to LCM’s art teacher, Betsy Kaufman, at the HLSR each school district is judged by the divisions of elementary, intermediate, junior high/middle school and high school. Each student, from each district in their division, will receive the following, as per the judges: A trophy for the Best of Show Winner, a medal for the Gold Medal Winner, or ribbons for First, Second, and Third places.
The Vidor Lions Club has completed the addition of new names to the military service walls at the Veterans Park Field of Freedom. Almost 100 new names collected in 2015-2016 were engraved during December. There were additions to the Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force walls. The Lions Club is once again taking applications for the next group of names to be added to the walls. Over 50 names must be collected before the engraver will work on the walls.
The Vidor Public Library held Story Time on Thursday, February 2, 2017. Program Coordinator Megan Ridlespurge read “Mr. Goat’s Valentine” by Eve Bunting. After reading in the newspaper that it’s Valentine’s Day, Mr. Goat sets out in search of very special gifts for his first love. The children made a valentine card for the craft.
First place in the junior division of the Pirates Escapades talent competition was awarded to Ariel Collier, right, for her original vocal solo. Junior competition’s second place award went to the LaPray sisters, left photo below, who sang. Third place in junior competition went to a twirling trio consisting of Leah Baker, Lakin Funderburke, and Reece Fielder, right photo below.
Roger and Sheila Friedeck were honored by Vidor Rotary Club at their Monday meeting. They were recognized by President Tim Andrews as Pillars of the Community, an award given by the club to single out Vidor citizens who have contributed in a huge way to the local community.
Congratulations to seniors Destiny Marsh and Steven Landry on being chosen the Career & Technology Students of the Month . Destiny shows great potential in her Pharmacy Tech class and Steven in both his pharmacy and construction trades classes.
Brandon Beach came dressed as a pirate to Vidor Elementary to read “Shiver Me Letters” to life skills and PPCD students. The students made hats, listened to the story, talked and danced like pirates. He is an ex-Life Skills student from Orangefield ISD, and is a former student of Vidor Elementary teacher Wanda McLane.
Recognized as Vidor Rotary Club Students of the Month are left to right: Koy Broussard, Serena Van Winkle, and Taylor Frederick (Vidor High School), Taylor Aucoin (AIM Center High School), and Tyler Hudgins (Vidor High School). The students were recognized by Vidor Rotary Club President Tim Andrews and the group, treated to lunch, and presented with certificates and books donated to the Rotary green bus in their honor. Each were selected for being outstanding students and campus leaders.
By Sally Andrews Coordinator of Community Relations
Vidor Elementary’s Christy Mauboles was named January Employee of the Month at the January 16 Board of Trustees meeting. She is a PreKindergarten teacher with 21 years of service. She is recognized for being a high energy individual whose students have a great time in her classroom because she teachers with extreme animation and enthusiasm. “Her co-workers all think she’s nutty in a good kind of way!” says one nominator.