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Rotary Club

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(left) Jay Wilson of the Beaumont Rotary Club was on hand at Vidor Rotary's Monday meeting. Jay spoke about visiting Nicaragua with the water well drilling project.

Vidor ISD names campus nurses as January Employees of the Month

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The six Vidor ISD campus nurses were named January Employees of the Month for Vidor ISD. Nominated by both Dr. Travis Maines and Abby Iles, the nurses are Teaka Snell (Vidor High School), Regina Peddy (Vidor Junior High), Sharla Cormier (Vidor Middle School), Jennifer Stanley (Oak Forest Elementary), Theresa Willias (Vidor Elementary, and Sandra White (Pine Forest Elementary). Dr. Maines says, "The role of a school nurse is already extremely demanding but adding COVID-19 to the mix has been borderline overwhelming. In late July, the idea of making it through a month without having to close a campus seemed unrealistic. But we made it to Christmas. A large number of people felt the odds were overwhelming and the deck was stacked against us. Each of these amazing ladies took the time to train and learn as much as possible in regards to tracing this new virus. Their hard work and dedication to our students and staff have allowed us to complete a full semester of school without having to close a single campus due to COVID numbers. Their patience, professionalism, and dedication to our students and staff is worthy of an abundance of recognition." Diagnostician Abby Iles adds, "The nurses have had to do way more this year. Offices have been altered. They have had to do their usual duties of taking care of students (and staff) in a new way. They have also had to keep up with the new guidelines for COVID. The ladies have been bombarded this year but continue to do their jobs with smiles on their faces." Congratulations to VISD Employees of the Month, our school nurses!

Little Cypress Elementary students get a government lesson from the Mayor

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Little Cypress Elementary students of Camille Franklin, Anna Mott and Kathleen Thibodeaux got a chance to ask questions of Orange Mayor Larry Spears on Friday, January 8, when he visited the campus. The Mayor’s visit was in conjunction with the students’ government studies and the kids were ready with questions for the elected official, who answered each in a way the third graders could understand.

MMS students earn All-Region seats

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Mauriceville Middle School Band Director Kathy Smith announced the names of students who have earned chairs in the Texas Music Educators 2021 All-Region Band. Band members are Kendall Gordon, Tucker Floyd, Caleb Hamilton, Ronnie Rosen, Makenzie Johnson, and Kristian Gordon.

Delaney Perry earns CTE Student of the Month

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Congratulations to Delaney Perry, the Vidor High School Career and Technical Education Student of the Month. Delaney is a junior Cosmetology student that never hesitates to help a peer when the need is there. She is a great role model for the younger Cosmetology students as well. Pictured is Director of CTE Mrs. Penny Singleton with Delaney Perry.

Christmas card winners

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The Vidor High School Art Department recently held its annual Christmas Card contest. Students vied for the opportunity to have their card chosen as the one that would represent Vidor ISD and be sent to Superintendent Dr. Jay Killgo's staff, school board, and colleagues across the area. Other departments i Vidor ISD also chose cards to send.