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End of Summer, End of Tennis

Unfortunately, the start of school brings an end to the VPSB Wednesday Tennis.  Last day was August 13th.

Congratulations Graduates!

Congrats to all our graduates from Vermilion Parish Schools.  The dates of graduations, happening this week and next are found to the right in the Calendar of Events!

Boot up message? Not a virus!

Our new anti-virus is the LightSpeed Security Agent.  We will be pushing out the new antivirus and the uninstallation of eTrust starting May 21 when you login.  If you prefer to do this manually, at your convenience this week, you can follow the directions and do it at any time.

August 12 Registration Open!

Registration is now open for the August 12, 2008 inservice, "Raising the Bar". You will need to login with your online database password, not your email or network password. Register Now!

Vermilion Scores Shine!!!

Vermilion Parish public schools' scores were released this week.  The scores reflect the hard work by all stakeholders. See percentages on the Leap and iLeap tests!
Congratulations to all students, teachers, parents, administrators, and staff for all the hard work!

 

Local Survey, Incentive Choice!

The local survey is now open for VPSB teachers and administrators to fill out and select your incentive.  Most of you have already completed the state survey, but if not, please do that one first.  This process requires you to update your list of computers as well as user info such as school location for the 2008-2009 school year.  Incentives will be ordered in July for the beginning of school. 
Login and Fill out Local Survey NOW!

Boot up message? Not a virus!

Today, when you logged in, VPSB staff may have seen some messages on a popup window.  This is just a reminder that the new Anti-Virus will be pushed next week, when you login.  We wanted to get your attention.  Please read all popups in the future and do not just click ok!
BTW ... Hope you are feeling alright!

August 12 Registration Open!

Registration is now open for the August 12, 2008 inservice, "Raising the Bar". You will need to login with your online database password, not your email or network password. Register Now!

Vermilion Scores Shine!!!

Vermilion Parish public schools' scores were released this week.  The scores reflect the hard work by all stakeholders. See percentages on the Leap and iLeap tests!
Congratulations to all students, teachers, parents, administrators, and staff for all the hard work!

August 12 Inservice Information

Take a look at the sessions that will be offered on August 12 for our "Raising the Bar" inservices.  Go now!

Network Restrictions Applied

For the next few weeks, Algebra I students and English II students will be taking the End-of-Course testing. End-of-Course (EOC) tests are a recommendation of the High School Redesign Commission to help improve the consistency and rigor of high school courses across the state.  Because of this, our Internet bandwidth will be tested and access to network and Internet use will be closely monitored to restrict use to only necessary educational use during school hours (7:00 - 2:45). Lesser restrictions are now applied before and after school.  Please read restrictions!

May is Speech and Hearing Month

May is better Speech and Hearing month.  It is an annual event to raise awareness of communication disorders.  This year Vermilion Parish kicked off the month long event with an exciting donation.  Advanced Multimedia Devices Inc.(AMDi), located in Hicksville New York, donated several augmentative communication devices to our parish.

Click Here To Learn More!

 

VPPS State Rally Winners!

Congratulations to all Vermilion Parish public school state rally winners who placed at the Louisiana State Rally competition held on Saturday, April 19, 2008 at LSU!!!   See List!

Gueydan Top 25 in USA!

Both of Natalie Guzzetta's 7th and 8th grade Gueydan High students are ranked in the top 25 classes in the United States in the VMathLive World Hall of Fame! Once at the site, click Home, then USA Top 50 classes ... Check it out!

Tech Growing pains ... but wait!!

Check out the VPSB blog (link above) and read about what is happening in our parish and why we have so many growing pains.  We are aware of the frustrations with email and the Internet, but hopefully we can look ahead to a great future!

Promethean Boards: Round 2

Round 2 for Promethean Boards for VPSB teachers begins now with application and completion of either the LATEL or ETI program this summer. Purchase orders and applications will be filled on the last day (July 28,29). The application for Promethean Boards for those who have already completed professional development this past year is now available!  Professional Development for using the Promethean board has been scheduled for this summer for round 1 and the fall for Round 2.  Installations should be done in May and August.

New Anti-Virus Install

Our VPSB license for eTrust has expired. Our new anti-virus is the LightSpeed Security Agent.  We will be pushing out the new antivirus and the uninstallation of eTrust next week when you login.  If you prefer to do this manually, at your convenience this week, you can follow the directions and do it at any time.

Fix For Thunderbird Email

Streaming Internet Resource

Our Internet  and network resources are limited and thus should be used only for educational purposes especially during school hours.  Although listening to the radio is not inappropriate in general, if we all stream Internet Radio during school hours, our network would crawl.  Thus, please respect our resources.  We have purchased and setup our own streaming server for United Streaming.  United Streaming should be streamed. Thus you no longer need to download them, especially to our servers.  If you wish to download, please use your own hard drive and not any of the servers.

Teachers Awarded Technology!!!

Congratulations to all the teachers who have completed the various online professional development in the LaTEL, ETI, and Vocabulary programs offered earlier this year.  Not only did they receive new computers (as many others did), but they will also be the first ones to have the opportunity to have new Promethean Boards installed in their classrooms.  Details will be emailed to them shortly.  See the list of teachers!

Self-Assessment / Update

VPSB staff should complete the state technology self-assessment by April 23. You should have received the address and password from your technology specialist last week.  Also those who have received new computers should update the online database.  To check your information, even if you did not get new computers, login at: http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/reg

New Anti-Virus: Security Agent

A new anti-virus program called Security Agent will begin rolling out this week to replace eTrust.  The installation of the new and removal of the old will be done automatically at login.  Please be patient if you see new things happening at login.  The computer should automatically reboot itself a few times depending on the status of your updates as well. Please do not stop the process. You may need to hit any key to continue

School Calendars for 2008-2010

The Vermilion Parish School Board has approved the calendars for the 08-09 and 09-10 school years which were voted on earlier this year.  They are now listed in the calendar section under "School System Calendars".  Take me there!

Students of the Year - 2008

High School:      Devan Greene             - Kaplan High
Middle School:   Laura Couvillon         - FIEB
Elementary:        Ross Granger             - Erath Middle

**Click on the student's name to learn more!

Need more computer stations?

If any VPSB teacher who recently got one of the new Dell computers would like additional stations for their students, now with a device called nComputing, additional stations can be added that need only monitors, keyboards, and mice! No cpu is needed; it shares the hard-drive of the new computer! For more info on nComputing click here! To request a set up, log in and fill out the form at: http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/reg

District Performance Scores Released!

Vermilion Parish ranks 12th of 61 districts in the state!

HippoCampus!  Free Ed. Res.!

The goal of HippoCampus is to provide high-quality, multimedia content on general education subjects to high school and college students free of charge.
Check it out!  http://www.hippocampus.org/

Proposals for Aug 12 WANTED!

Teachers from throughout Vermilion Parish have requested more sessions given by teachers highlighting lessons, strategies, and/or technology that has been tried and found to be effective.  These sessions are practical and have proven effective for teachers in Vermilion.  Sharing what works is just the right thing to do.  See more info!

Reality Check for High Schoolers

What are you doing after high school ??? College ???
How much money will you need? What do you want?
What will you be able to afford?  House? Car? Food?
Take the reality check!!!  Click here to start your reality check!

The Parenting Center

The Parenting Center- Educating parents through meaningful workshops. See the many workshops offered throughout the school year.

TEACHERS OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to the Vermilion Parish Teachers of the Year!

Elementary : Suzette Riddle (Indian Bayou Elementary)
Middle School and Region IV Middle School : Annette Oliva" (Erath Middle) High School : Bridget Strothers (Erath High)
(Click on links above to see more info on the winners!)



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