Viking Voice – 04/30/2014

Vandalia Christian School Seal


A Weekly Newsletter from the Administrator’s Office Vol. 18 No. 32
DO RIGHT: We Will Serve the Lord ~ Joshua 24:15
“Time is given to us to use in view of eternity” ~ H.A. Ironside
April 30, 2014

Upcoming Events

May 2 Field Day – K5-6th Grades
May 2 & 3 Music Through the Decades – Musical Review
May 6 NCCSA Golf Tournament & Baseball/Soccer Regional Playoffs
May 6 Spring Elementary Fine Arts Concert 3rd-6th @ 7:00pm – Gym
May 7 Progress Reports available through HeadMaster Online
May 9 VCS Hosts State Baseball/Soccer Tourney – SCHOOL DISMISSES AT NOON!
May 9-10 NCCSA Baseball/Soccer Tournament
May 13 1st Grade End-of-Year Program @ 8:30am – Gym
May 15 Junior/Senior High Awards Chapel @ 9:00am – Gym
May 16 Junior/Senior High Athletic Awards Program @ 6:30pm – Gym
May 18 Baccalaureate Service – 2:30pm – Vandalia Baptist Church
May 19 2nd Grade End-of-the-Year Program @ 8:30am – VCS Gym
May 19-23 7-12 Grade Exams
May 20 Kindergarten Graduation – 7:00pm – VCS Gym
May 22 3rd & 4th Grade Awards Program @ 8:30am – VCS Gym
May 22 5th & 6th Grade Awards Program @ 10:00am – VCS Gym
May 23 2nd Semester Ends – School Dismisses at Noon
May 23 Senior Graduation – 7:30pm – VCS Gym


Field Day

     This Friday, May 2, the VCS Student Council will host its annual “Field Day” for the elementary school.  Please consider sending your children in K5-6 grade to school in shoes that you do not mind getting wet or muddy.  Also, young ladies will be allowed to change into activity dress code before the games begin.  We are looking forward to a fun day!

Fine Arts News

     On May 2 & 3, the VCS Fine Arts Departments will present, Music Through the Decades – A Musical Review.  Take a trip back in time as you are entertained with comedy and classics.  Concessions will be available at each performance, Friday, May 2 at 7:00pm and Saturday, May 3 at 12:00 noon.  Both performances will be held in the gym.  Tickets are $5 and all proceeds will go to the music department.  Tickets will be available from Mrs. Poole in “C” building or any of the school offices.

     “Can a Viking be a PIRATE too?”  At music camp this summer, it’s possible.  Current 3rd -6th graders are invited to join us June 9-13 for instrumental and vocal music, games, food and much more.  Please see Mrs. Young for more details.  ALSO, a beginning guitar “crash course” will be offered the week of June 9-13 in the afternoons after music camp.  Current 1st -12th graders may attend.  Again, please stop by the band room after Easter or contact Mrs. Young.

Exams Are Coming

     A few weeks ago the 7th-12th grade Exam schedule was emailed home.  (Extra copies are available from Mrs. Keller and Mrs. James.)  Exams will begin on Monday, May 19 and go through Friday, May 23.  Please note that students whose accounts are not current may not be able to take exams or receive final report cards or transcripts.  If you have any questions about your account, please contact Mrs. Overaker.

Uganda Missions Trip

     This summer Ms. Brookshire, Miss Hazelwood, Miss Kivett and I are going on a missions trip to Uganda, Africa to minister at a sister Christian school along with 7 other Christian school teachers.  We will leave July 24 and return August 3.  Please pray for us that we will be an encouragement to the teachers there.  Also, if you would like to support this trip monetarily, you are welcomed to make a donation at one of the offices.  Make your check out to Vandalia Baptist Church and make sure it comes to my attention, Mark Weatherford.  We cannot do this without the prayers of our VCS family.  Thank you!

Awards Ceremonies

     Please note that the Awards Ceremonies for 3rd -6th grade will remain on Thursday, May 22 as scheduled, even though we needed to move the ending of school to Friday, May 23.  If you have any questions, please give us a call.n

Re-enrollment 2014

     If you were not able to attend one of the scheduled meetings, you are welcomed to attend an open enrollment meeting with new families.  Since open enrollment has now begun, it is imperative that you return your re-enrollment forms as soon as possible, as enrollment is now on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please give those forms to Mrs. James in “C” building.  As always, if you have any questions, please let me know.  The next scheduled meeting will be May 8 at 7:00pm “C” Building.  

Summer Daycare Packets

     Summer Daycare Registration Packets are now available through any of the offices.  Summer Daycare is open to all enrolled students for 2014-2015 entering K3 through students just finishing 6th grade.  Pre-school students must be 3 if entering K3 and 4 if entering K4 by the time Daycare begins.  If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Herriage.


     I am still looking for volunteers to help weed the shrub beds around the school buildings in preparation for our up-coming concerts, awards programs and graduations.  We will have a lot of visitors on campus and we want everything to look as good as possible.  We want our school have a good testimony for the Lord.  If you are willing to help with this endeavor, please let me know.  There is not a particular time frame, just whatever works into your schedule.  We will provide the trash bags, but you will need to bring your own gloves.  Thank you for considering the ministry!

Europe Trip 2015

     If you were not able to attend the meeting in October concerning the trip we are planning to London, Paris, Switzerland and Austria, it is not too late!  Please stop by the office in “C” Building to pick up information.  This is going to be a great trip and since it is almost two years out, it is very cost effective!  Please give me a call or send me an email if you have any questions.   This is going to be an amazing trip!!!

BELK Charity Day

     The new Belk department store off Wendover at the Palladium Shopping center is partnering with area schools for a Charity Day event.  This 4 hour ticketed event will begin at 6am THIS Saturday, May 3.  Discounts of up to 70% on rarely discounted brands will be available.  ALL proceeds from the tickets sales from our school will remain at VCS.  If you would like to purchase a $5 ticket, please stop by any of the school offices through, this Friday, May 2.

Make-Up Snow Days

     In order to make up missed school days because of the weather, we will extend the closing of the school year to 12 noon on Friday, May 23.  Please note that we will excuse any absences on  May 23 as long as we get a note from you at least one week in advance of those dates. 3rd-6th Grade award ceremonies will remain on May 22 as scheduled.  Thank your for understanding!


     If you will have a rising Junior or Senior for the fall of 2014 and are interested in having your child use eTextbooks, please let me know.  Since we do not charge a book fee for the textbooks we currently use, you would be responsible for the cost of the eTextbooks your child will use as well supplying the tablet device.  If you are interested, please email me.  Thanks!

Word from My Heart

     Each year, during our graduation ceremonies, we have a special moment when we “pass the torch” to the next student body president.  It is called the Benaiah Medallion.  I would venture to say that most people have no idea who Benaiah was.  I didn’t until we started this ceremony.  Benaiah was a called one of King David’s “mighty men.”  He is only mentioned briefly in the Old Testament, but his faithfulness has remained true through the ages.  When others were fleeing to what was popular at the moment, Benaiah remained faithful to the task God gave him.  (Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?)  So often today we see men and women, boys and girls, moms and dads, fleeing from what God has called them to; faithfulness.  Benaiah had no idea that he would be recorded as a faithful, mighty man in the scriptures.  He just wanted to honor his king and his God.  What a lesson for all of us!  Why do you do what you do?  Is it for the praise of man or for the work of God?  Be a Benaiah today.  Fight for the cause, stand tall in the face of opposition and honor the One who gave His all for you.  Do right – no matter the cost.

Dr. W