Monday, February 2, 2015

Sophomore Visit & Open House

Well it's hard to believe but it is that time of year again. This Wednesday, we will be hosting the sophomores from our thirteen (13) home schools. This last month, Mr. Knott and Mrs. Wilhelm have gone out to the home schools and talked with all the sophomores from each school. Any of those students who were interested in coming to Vantage had the opportunity to sign up for any two programs that they wanted to know more about. I am sure many of you remember coming over when you were a sophomore. Do you ever think back on the "other" program that you didn't choose? Do you ever wish you would have picked that program? Well I always think it is interesting talking with the seniors here at Vantage and asking those same questions. The responses are always entertaining but almost always, the students are very happy with the program they chose and wouldn't want it any other way.

I want to thank all the students who have been selected by your lab instructor to work during our sophomore visits. You have been selected because you are responsible, reliable and a hard worker. That is something you should be proud of. Many of our students have stated that one of the biggest factors in determining if they would attend Vantage and what program they selected was Sophomore Day. Our instructors have all been preparing to make their lab engaging and fun for the tenth graders. They have a lot of hands-on work for them to do and there really is no down time. If you are a helper, please make sure that the students are engaged and busy. Do your best to give those student's a great experience. We also ask that you would personally engage with all the sophomores and try to make a connection with each visitor. Once again, we thank you for coming in on the day that all the other students will have off. We truly appreciate it!

One note to remember is; if any of our thirteen schools are delayed or we are, then sophomore days will be on Friday. Let's keep our fingers crossed for good weather.

Next Monday, we will then have our Open House. This year will be done completely different than in past years. The school will be open as usual and all the labs will be available to walk through, but the usual dinner that we have always hosted has changed. This year, Vantage will be hosting what is called a "Taste of Vantage". We will have seven (7) restaurants from the areas represented by our home schools, and each of these restaurants will have a little taste of their favorite dishes. When the public walks in, they will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to taste the food from all the different restaurants. You will need one ticket per restaurant. Tickets will be on sale for $1 each or 6 tickets for $5. The open house is a great way for those sophomores who just visited our school to bring their parents or guardians over for a visit. It is also a nice way for the public to stop in and see the new school and any changes we have made recently. The open house again will be Monday, February 9th from 5:00 - 7:30 pm. We look forward to seeing everyone there.

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