Viking Voice – 05/14/2014

Vandalia Christian School Seal


A Weekly Newsletter from the Administrator’s Office Vol. 18 No. 33
DO RIGHT: We Will Serve the Lord ~ Joshua 24:15
How long a minute is depends on which side of the bathroom door you are on.
May 14, 2014

Upcoming Events

May 15 Junior/Senior High Awards Chapel @ 9:00am – Gym
May 16 Junior/Senior High Athletic Awards Program @ 6:30pm – Gym
May 16 K3-K4 End-of-Year Program 9:00am – 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

Lost and Found

There are a number of items in our “Lost and Found” bins in “A” and “C” buildings.  Even if you have stopped by in the past, please consider stopping by again to claim any items that might belong to your children.  Unclaimed items will be donated to charity after school ends on May 23.

Last Day for Library

The day for students to go to the Library is Thursday, May 15.  All books MUST be returned by Friday morning, May 16.  Please note that damaged and lost books fees as well as late fees must be paid before students will be able to receive final report cards, SAT results and transcripts.

Need for a School Family

One of our school families is expecting a new baby shortly.  This new little girl, however, has been diagnosed with several congenital heart defects.  They are planning to go the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to get the best care for this new blessing from God.  Please pray with them as they near the delivery time.  Also, if you would like to assist them in other ways, please contact me and I will pass on their contact information.  Now is the time to stand together to pray as a VCS family.

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!

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 June 10 at 7:00pm “C” Building.  


Please note that all medicines and Epi-pens must be picked up before school ends at noon on May 23.  If you have questions, please see Mrs. Keller or Mrs. James.

Exams, Final Report Cards and Transcripts

Please remember that all accounts must be current or arrangements made before students can take final exams, receive final report cards, SAT Scores and transcripts.  This includes any unpaid cafeteria charges and library fees. If you have any questions about your account, please call Mrs. Overaker at ext. 14.

Summer Daycare Packets

Summer Daycare Registration Packets are now available through any of the school 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 three if entering K3 and four if entering K4 by the time Daycare begins.  If you have any questions, please call Mrs. Herriage.

Fine Arts News

“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 pick up a camp brochure at the band room or contact 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.


With so many visitors on campus over the next few weeks I am looking for volunteers to help weed the shrub beds in the front of the school buildings in preparation for our up-coming concerts, awards programs and graduations.  We want our school have a good testimony for the Lord.  If you are willing to help with this endeavor, please let me know.  We will work with your schedule.  We will provide the trash bags, but you will need to bring your own gloves.  Thank you for considering the ministry!


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!

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!!!

Word from My Heart

‘Tis the season to start planting our gardens!  This is a chore I look forward to and also loath!  I love the fruits of my labor, but getting out there and planting, tending to and watering can be a pain!  Nonetheless, that is the plan for my weekend!  I have my list, my tools and my schedule!  And later this summer, I hope to reap my reward.

In many respects, God has put in place the same plan.  “Prepare, sow, water, and reap.”  Have you ever thought that the things you say and do prepare the way for those that are seeking salvation?  As believers, we should be consistent before others and share the plan of salvation.  Then we can reap God’s perfect fruit; new family members into the fold.

Take the opportunity soon to share what God has done in your heart with others that are seeking.

Dr. W