Lifestyle

Thu
30
Mar

Vidor ISD recognizes Pierce, LaPray as Employees of the Month

By Sally Andrews

When it comes to do their jobs, there are two Vidor ISD employees who not only do their own jobs well, but they do someone else’s well, too! Those ladies are Kerri Pierce and Deedra LaPray. Pierce is the Vidor ISD ELA curriculum coordinator, and LaPray is the Vidor High School librarian. Both are former English teachers and this semester, in addition to their own jobs, they filled in to teach English. For most of the semester, both of these ladies have done their own job in a half day, while teaching English for the other half. They were recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, March 27 as Vidor ISD Employees of the Month for their roles as team players who really care for the students.

Vidor Junior High School’s Employee of the Month was Katie Williams, who serves as a Technology Applications Teacher and Brig sponsor.

Tue
28
Mar

VISD students, parents to participate in statewide reading program kicked off by Cowboys Coach

By Sally Andrews Coordinator of Community Relations

 

On Monday, April 3, students at four schools in Vidor ISD will join students and their families across the state in kicking off a celebration of literacy called Texas Reads One Book. Students at Vidor Elementary, Oak Forest Elementary, Pine Forest Elementary and Vidor Middle School will simultaneously watch a videotaped reading of the first chapter of The Lemonade War by Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett.

 

For the third straight year, Coach Garrett will launch the statewide Texas Reads One Book program. Then students and their families will read and discuss the book at home together for a three-week period.

 

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Tue
28
Mar

Greater Tuna returns to the Lutcher Theater

ORANGE — Greater Tuna returns to Orange for one performance only at the Lutcher Theater, Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Greater Tuna is a hilarious and irreverent comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lion’s club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of Tuna citizens – men, women, children, and animals alike – are portrayed by ONLY 3 performers, making this satire on life in rural America both crazy and delightful. Tickets ranging from $35-$45 are available at Lutcher.org or by calling the Lutcher Theater Box Office at 409.886.5535.

 

Called “a good ol’ down-home laugh-outloud fest,” by DC Metro Theater Arts, Greater Tuna has enjoyed worldwide success, including long-running engagements both on and Off- Broadway, at the White House in Washington, D.C, on Late Night with David Letter-man, and as an HBO special. 3 Actors, 20 Characters, 20 million laughs!

 

Tue
21
Mar

VISD Community Education to host adult field trips

By Sally Andrews

 

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.

 

 

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Tue
21
Mar

Original 1892 Gladys City map donated to LU

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.

Thu
16
Mar

LCM Finalists

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.

Thu
16
Mar

Horsing Around

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.

 

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Thu
16
Mar

VISD Spelling Bee

Vidor ISD held their annual District spelling bee on Tuesday, March 7 at Oak Forest Elementary School.

 

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Tue
14
Mar

VHS band students earn 169 medals at UIL contest

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.

 

Tue
14
Mar

Story time

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.

 

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