VMS Vibe Online Parent Newsletter

June 2017

Message from the Principal


    Marcia Welch The end of the school year seems to have snuck up on us!  We wish the 8th graders the very best as they are off to the high school. It has been awesome watching them grow and mature over the last three years. We look forward to seeing the 6th and 7th graders next year.


    You will see some changes around the building next year. The Media Center is getting new furniture to allow for more flexible seating.  We are also adding sitting areas in the building for students to work on their Chromebooks, which they will receive through the 1:1 initiative next year. Exciting times are ahead for students and staff!


    Thank you for all your support this year. It has been a pleasure getting to know many of you. Have a great summer and take care.


  • May/June Students of the Week


    Emily Almanzar, Brennen Brothers,  Emma Coffee, Cole Donald, Maya Eatherton, Ryley Erickson, Jake Eull, Blake Friestad, Tanner Greenwell, Jessie Hickman, Brady Holland, Ella Johnson, Olivia Kramer, Moriah Molina, Greta Nelson, Irina Rabikava, Ethan Schmitz and Hailey Traun


  • Congratulations to the following students for achieving

    Perfect Attendance for the 2016 – 2017 school year.


    Grade 6:  Katelyn Bakken, Kaylyn Breyen, Elizabeth Doran, Vincent Hammond, Maxwell Hite, Chase James, Derrick Lodermeier, Isaac Paaverud, Michael Palmer, Brianna Rangel and Janelle Williams

    Grade 7:  Amos Gborie, Tanner Greenwell, Colton Hudson, Kage Johnson, Brandon Kaufmann, Brady McAdams and Boyd Peltonen

    Grade 8:  Devin Coonradt, Edyn Fosse, Kyle Haugen, Brooke Hortian, Olivia Kramer, Quinn O'Hara, Ethan Reznicow, Emily Tatur, Sophia Tobin and Mya Yoder


  • From Health Services...

    Beat the Rush - Get your Student’s

    Sports Physicals and Immunizations


    In preparing for the 2017-2018 school year, it is important to complete the appropriate medical information for your child as soon as possible.  Immunization and Sport Physical dates that we have received are posted on Parent Portal. Immunization requirements reflect the current school year only.  Requirements for the 2017-2018 school year will be posted on July 1.


    For requirements and appropriate forms that need to be completed by your medical provider, please refer to the Health Services webpage.


  • Talent Show/Ice Cream Social

    Students enjoyed some fun end of year activities on Friday, June 2.  Some of the students shared their talents at the talent show held Friday morning. Included was a slide show in honor of our departing 8th graders. We are so proud of our students who performed. Following the talent show, students enjoyed a Dairy Queen Dilly Bar with their lunch.  The afternoon was filled with a social time to sign their yearbooks and autograph books. 

  • Exploration Day

    May 19, 2017


    Fun was had by all! Check out our gallery of pictures!


    "The Iron Chef actually became Cutthroat Kitchen.  Teams sabotaged other teams with challenges such as cooking with gloves on, taking care of a baby while cooking and not being able to talk to their teammates while cooking."  Iron Chef


    "A few fish were caught, fun kayaking and a fantastic lunch!"  Kayaking & Fishing


    "We had a great time experiencing the dugout and Vikings locker room!"  Target Field & US Bank Stadium


    "VMS was represented by 33 students that was a part of a group that packed meals for 178 kids for one year!"  Feed My Starving Children


    "Playing where the Pros play!" Tournament Players Golf






  • FREE Summer Reading Resources


    Great River Regional Library


    Free downloadable ebooks through the Great River Regional Library System.  All you need is a library card. For more information visit https://griver.org/  or ask a GRRL Librarian to help.








    READ LOCAL! Ebooks Minnesota is a free online ebook collection for all Minnesotans. The collection covers a wide variety of subjects for readers of all ages, and features content from our state's independent publishers, including some of our best literature and nonfiction.


    AudioFile Sync







    SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Returning April 27, 2017 SYNC will give away 2 complete audiobook downloads a week.

    Simply sign-up to get notifications of when the FREE audiobook downloads are available. You can receive alerts by text message, email newsletter, or by visiting www.audiobooksync.com. Titles change every Thursday at 7am ET when the program is running.


    VandenBerge Media Center









    Free downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines through VMS Library! Find MackinVia and Flipster in the app store.

    Flipster Login In

    User: elks1

    PW: elm4you

    MackinVia*      Flipster Magazines  


    *  At some point over the summer 5th graders will begin to be able to access the VMS Mackin eBooks and 8th graders will be able to access the ERHS Mackin eBooks.


  • Elk River School District Staff of the Year

    Sandy Olson, VandenBerge Assistant, and Troy Johnson, District Cultural Liaison, were chosen from over 1,000 Elk River District employees to receive the honor of Elk River School District Staff Members of the Year.   Congratulations to both of you!!

Contact Us!

  • VMS Office

    Marcia Welch


    Assistant Principal
    Jaime Hilyar


    Attendance Line
    763.241.3555 (24hrs)

    Counseling Dept.

    School Health Clerk
    763.241.3400 x2605

    Vision Transportation

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