Viroqua Area School Board Meeting: November 18, 2019. Please follow this link. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P4u4QJ_lw8g
Our Students will be honoring our Veteran's this morning at 10:30 in the HS gym. You can also watch the ceremony at this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LOleI12Rc8
Congratulations to our Special Olympics State Bowlers from the Viroqua Area Schools. Viroqua Area Special Olympics has wrapped up another successful bowling season! Bowling continues to be our highest participation sport with 23 athletes this year, and 10 advanced from Regional to State competition. Viroqua Area Special Olympics includes athletes from Viroqua, LaFarge, Westby, Coon Valley, and Chaseburg areas. We would like to express our sincere thanks to Nordic Lanes in Westby for hosting our practices and treating us so well! We are looking forward to the Hotshots and Sparks basketball season beginning in December.
Watch the Viroqua Area Schools October 21 Regular Board Meeting at this link at 7 pm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPPHC3POgyg
Job Opportunity: Viroqua Area Schools has an opening for a special education paraprofessional. Application form and more info available online: https://sites.google.com/viroquablackhawk.org/employment Applications will be accepted until Thursday, October 24, 2019. EOE.
It is hard to miss the headlines about the dangers for teens using e cigarattes, commonly referred to as 'vaping'. The CDC is clear, "The use of e-cigarettes is unsafe for kids, teens, and young adults." Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine which is highly addictive and can harm adolescent brain development, which continues into the early to mid-20s. E-cigarettes can also contain other harmful substances besides nicotine. Please take a moment to look at these elevated health risks from vaping with the teens in your life. Help them to stay healthy and avoid smoking and vaping.
The Westby Area Performing Arts Center will host FREE family show on Saturday afternoon, October 12th at 1:00 PM. The Westby Area Performing Arts Center will be presenting "SMIRK", (World Champion jugglers plus physical comedy). This will be a fun-filled afternoon for area families, so we are inviting all area children and their families to catch this 60 minute showing for FREE! Tickets are not required for the afternoon event, however, the facility holds 475 people, so seating will be on a first come first serve basis. -OR- for $15 per ticket you can join us at 7PM for a 90 minute showing of “SMIRK” where the former scientist and slapstick madman will share a different routine.
Job Opportunity: Part-Time Van Driver up to 4.5 hr/day. Application form and more info available online: https://sites.google.com/viroquablackhawk.org/employment Applications will be accepted until filled. Screening of applications will begin immediately. EOE.
Friday night is our first home football game of the year. The Blackhawks are hosting Greenwood in a battle beginning at 7 pm at the Blackhawk Field. Come out and show your support for the Blackhawks. It's also a great time to purchase your 2019-20 Season Athletic Passes. A season pass for $30 single/ $40 couple provides you with admission to all home athletic events throughout the year. And remember, ALL Viroqua Area Schools students are admitted free to home events.
Blackhawk Band Camp Just 2 days until Band Camp begins. Flags/Poms at 5 pm, drums at 5:30 pm, Everyone else at 6 pm.
For all Middle School XC runners and families, we have an update for the early season schedule. Here is the new schedule, please make sure your friends see it too: Week 1 Tues, 8/20 3:30pm-5:00pm Wed, 8/21 3:30pm-5:00pm Thurs, 8/22 8:00am-9:30am Fri, 8/23 9:30am-10:30am Week 2 Mon, 8/26 3:30pm-5:00pm Tues, 8/27 3:30pm-4:30pm Wed, 8/28 3:30pm-5:00pm Thurs, 8/29 3:30pm-5:00pm Fri, 8/30 3:30pm-4:30pm Sat, 8/31 First Meet at Cashton Thanks and have a great day!
HS/MS Students:All school email passwords need to be reset. If you need access to school gmail before school starts,see Mrs.Leum in Lab 1 on Fri, 8-16 11am-4pm; Mon, 8-19, 9am-4pm; Tues, 8-20, 9am-4pm; or @ BTS Night, Wed, 8-28, 5-7pm. Any additional days will be posted here.
Job Opportunity: Viroqua Area Schools has an opening for a Laurel High School paraprofessional. Application form and more info available online: https://sites.google.com/viroquablackhawk.org/employment Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, August 21, 2019. EOE.
Job Opportunity: Viroqua Area Schools has an opening for a special education paraprofessional. Application form and more info available online: https://sites.google.com/viroquablackhawk.org/employment Applications will be accepted until Monday, August 12, 2019. EOE.
The Westby/Viroqua Girl's Golf team will begin practice on August 12th at 3:30. Girl's Golf is a low pressure, no contact sport where girls in the 9th through 12th grades compete with other girls from the Coulee Region. All girls who sign up for golf get to play. No one sits and at the JV level you can even pick up your ball and place it on the green after so many strokes. If anyone is interested in joining a sport that you can learn and play for a lifetime, please attend our first practice. You can also contact Heidi Hubatch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Opportunity: Part-Time Cook/Server up to 3.5 hr/day. Application form and more info available online: https://sites.google.com/viroquablackhawk.org/employment Applications will be accepted until Tuesday, July 23, 2019. EOE.
Viroqua Elementary is in need of a Long Term Substitute - Four Year Old Kindergarten Aide. Application form and more info available online: https://sites.google.com/viroquablackhawk.org/employment Applications will be accepted until Tuesday, July 23, 2019. EOE.
Due to poor weather conditions today's parade has been cancelled. The Memorial day program will take place at Viroqua High School at 10:30 today. Blackhawk Band report time is 10 am.
The 5th Grade Track Meet that was scheduled for today has been canceled due to wet weather. We have rescheduled the Meet to next Thursday, May 30, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM at the track. See you there!
Terrific concert with our VAMS Children's House singers and dancers. What a wonderful way to start the day! https://photos.app.goo.gl/GQqeNvkkao8xqYLJA
Are you looking for great food and great music? Tonight at the Driftless Cafe, fourteen of our finest musicians will play music for dining as we say “Thank You” to the Driftless Cafe for the support they provided for our Medieval Feast. From 5:30-7 tonight. Come & Enjoy!
It was another fun night at the annual Hawkies! So proud of all of our fine arts students, teachers and families. https://photos.app.goo.gl/6UZHkZ6ob3UDKorj8
Tonight is the Annual VHS "Hawkies" Fine Arts Awards. We have wonderful students receiving recognition in the Arts as well as some wonderful performances. The event begins with a reception & art show in the lobby of the Temple Theater at 7:00 pm. The Main Event begins at 7:30.
Our Spring Concert continues with our 4th Graders and an awesome performance! Thank you Mrs. Thew! Mrs. Moilein and all the teachers and staff who worked so hard to help the students prepare. https://photos.app.goo.gl/GhZBK3dBzE7CuULM9
What a wonderful way to begin the day 🎶 Elementary School 2nd Grade and E1 Spring Music Concert🌞 https://photos.app.goo.gl/m5M3Te8A2haazkbx7
Congratulations to Viroqua High School for once again being named one of the U.S. News & World Report "Best High Schools". Viroqua High School was the highest ranked school in the Coulee Conference ranking 82nd out of 517 Wisconsin high schools. Congratulations to West Salem and Westby High Schools also for ranking 210th and 226th, respectively. You can see all of the Wisconsin high schools ranked at this link https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/wisconsin/rankings Go Blackhawks!
The Viroqua Area School Board is pleased to announce that there are seven candidates for the open school board vacancy. The candidates are, in alphabetical order: Amy Devine, Steve Hill, Andrea Kane, Josh Keenan, Nathan McKittrick, Leif Quackenbush, and Matthew Tubbin. We are excited to have a diverse and talented group of individuals who are interested in joining the school board team and supporting our students our staff and our community. The Board Appointment and Reorganization Meeting will be Tuesday, April 30, at 5:30 p.m. in the High School/Middle School Library. Information about the process is available on our school district website or at this link https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-pDxjMypoY_GaVg-Q3eDWwCviSBNNw_L/view We wish all of the candidates the best of luck in the Board Appointment process.
Due to the potential snowstorm tomorrow, the 6th grade "Rooster Andy's Chicken Dinner" has been postponed until Sunday, May 5th from 11-4. Please help spread the word if you know anyone that may have bought tickets.
The Reality Daze event that was scheduled for April 24th has been cancelled for this year due to scheduling conflicts.
The School Board approved the Appointment Procedures for the open School Board Seat. Please follow the link to review the process. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-pDxjMypoY_GaVg-Q3eDWwCviSBNNw_L/view
We have been made aware that Viroqua Area Schools, along with other businesses in the area, are only able to receive calls from local land lines. Cell phone and long distance calls are not getting though to us at this time. We will post again when the issue has been resolved.
ALERT: April 11. All after school activities are cancelled. Juniors and parents may decorate for Prom until 6:00 pm in the HS Gym.
We are currently experiencing power outages at our schools and are working to get power restored. The students are safe and continuing classes. We expect that power may be out at home too, so we will plan to release students at our normal end of day. Phones may also be affected so please plan for our standard student pick up and bus rides. Thank you.
We are on time today. Some Districts in our area, including Westby, are running late due to power outages. We will monitor the situation, but Viroqua has not experienced these issues. We plan to continue with school on time today. Thank you.
ALERT: April 10. All after school & evening activities are cancelled.
Today is the Spring Election for School Board Members. Polls close at 8:00 pm. Please remember to vote! School Board Election results will be posted here as they come in. https://bit.ly/2TSSLdn
2019 Summer School Registration is open March 28 - April 17. Packets are available in school offices and online under Documents.
Vernon Reporter's School Board Candidate Forum: The Vernon Reporter will be hosting a Viroqua School Board candidate forum at the Vernon Memorial Hospital Medical Office Building in Viroqua on Friday, March 22 at 5:30 p.m. The forum will feature four candidates running for two seats on the board. Incumbent candidates Angie Lawrence and Marina Abt, as well as new candidates Alicia Leinberger and Jesse Nelson.
ALERT: Viroqua Schools will have a 2 hour delay today, Wednesday, March 13th due to icing on rural roads and reduced visibility from heavy fog.
We are having some network issues this morning causing our phones and internet to experience some brief lapses in service. Our technology team is correcting the issue; we apologise for any inconvenience in the meantime.
Yes! VAS is having school today, Monday, Feb. 25th. Road Crews are hard at work clearing the snow. Please be careful and drive more slowly today. See you at school 😃
ALERT: Viroqua Schools will have a 2-hour delay Monday, Feb. 25th due to heavy drifting. We will continue to assess road conditions and decide prior to 7:30 if we are not able to have school today.
The Elementary Sock Hop is rescheduled to next week, Thursday, Feb. 28th, from 3 - 5pm.
ALERT UPDATE: Viroqua Schools are CLOSED Today, Wed. Feb. 20th. Gusting winds are causing drifting and reduced visibility in many areas.
ALERT: Viroqua Schools will have a 2 hour delayed start due to the impact of early morning snow. We will continue to assess the road conditions, and will decide prior to 7:30 am if we are not able to have school today.
Polls close at 8:00 pm. School Board Election results will be posted here as they come in. https://bit.ly/2DYpHv3
Today is the Primary Election for School Board Members. Click the link below for locations, times and more. Please Vote! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1V760zjnCPlTRszmn3vmPv7ZDyPew5rlO/view?usp=sharing
The Special Olympics game scheduled with our students in Brookwood (location correction) has been Cancelled Today, Sunday, Feb. 17. Due to inclement weather.
We have a Primary Election for School Board Members next Tuesday 2/19. Mark your calendars and remember to vote. Click the link below for details and Notice of Primary Election. Thank you! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1V760zjnCPlTRszmn3vmPv7ZDyPew5rlO/view?usp=sharing
Ski Trip News for 7th and 8th graders: We just got confirmation that the ski trip is scheduled for Thursday, February 21st. As far as it looks now, weather should be great!
The 7th and 8th grade ski trip for today is cancelled and will be rescheduled. Please watch for the announcement from school for that date.
YES: we are going to have school today. See you there.
ALERT: VAS will have a 2 hour delay Wed. Feb. 13. Drifting snow and strong winds have caused roads to be obstructed. We will continue to assess road conditions and announce by 7:30 am if we cannot have school today.
ALERT: Viroqua Area Schools are closed today, Tuesday, Feb. 12. Please be safe today.
MENU CHANGE With the Snow Day today, the breakfast and lunch menu will be moved forward to Friday, Feb 8. The Dining tab has been updated. BREAKFAST SAUSAGE BREAKFAST PIZZA FRUIT CHOICE JUICE CUP MILK CHOICE LUNCH - ES CHICKEN NUGGETS MASHED POTATOES FRUIT CHOICE VEGGIE BAR LUNCH-MS/HS CHICKEN NUGGETS MASHED POTATOES OR SANDWICH/SOUP FRUIT & VEGGIE BAR
ALERT: Viroqua Area Schools are closed today, Thursday, Feb. 7.
Viroqua Area Schools will have a 2 hour delay this morning. We are continuing to assess the weather forecast and will determine by 7:30 this morning if we need to consider closing school today. Please watch for that update by 7:30 AM.
Do you use Twitter? You can follow VAS on Twitter. Just look for us and follow @ViroquaSchools 😀
There have been songs about school closings in the news. In Viroqua, we have been singing all year. Let's get ready for school Friday by singing our PBIS song about the Viroqua Way, "That's Me" https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qrZsJbJAv_O5kYxHV32OHJ-lKBI0EvW5/view?usp=sharing
ALERT: Viroqua Area Schools will be closed tomorrow Thursday, January 31st. After School Activities will continue as scheduled after 3:00 pm as forecasts indicate continued warming through the day.
ALERT: Viroqua Area Schools will be closed Tuesday Jan. 29th and Wednesday Jan. 30th due to extreme cold temperatures. No evening activities. Please take precautions to be warm and safe.
ALERT: Viroqua Area Schools are closed Monday, Jan. 28 due to inclement weather. There will be also no evening activities.
ALERT: VAS is closed today. Jan. 23. We apologise for the late notice but roads have not improved as much as we hoped, and we took the side if safety first. Thank you.
ALERT: VAS is closed today, Wednesday, Jan. 23 due to inclement weather.
4th grade: Due to the 2 hour late start this morning, the 4th grade field trip to the UW-L Planetarium is rescheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, January 24. Sack lunches from the school will still be provided tomorrow to students who signed up for them, others please bring your own.
Alert: VAS will have a 2-hour delay this morning, Wednesday, Jan. 23, due to low visibility and continuing inclement weather.
ALERT: VAS is closed today, Tuesday, Jan. 22 due to inclement weather expected throughout the day. No evening activities. Please be safe.
We are cancelling all after school activities and events for today, Friday, Jan. 18. We expect snow to begin this afternoon with up to 5 inches accumulating this evening and overnight.
Viroqua Area Schools is cancelling all after school activities today, Jan. 15. There will be no after school practices or events. Thank you.
Delay alert: Viroqua Area Schools will have a 2 hour delay this morning, Tuesday, Jan. 15th due to continued icing on many roadways.
VAS is cancelling our Girl's Basketball games this evening (Monday, Jan. 14) due to the potential for freezing road conditions. Practices at school will also end at 5:00 PM for the evening. Thank you.
Emergency School Closing alert. VAS is CLOSED today, Monday, Jan. 7 due to inclement weather.
Viroqua Area Schools will have a 2 hour delay this morning, Monday, Jan. 7 due to inclement weather and icing on rural roadways.
The Viroqua Blackhawk Girls Hockey Team is hosting the "Stick it to Cancer" fundraising game this Friday, Dec. 21st at the Viroqua Community Arena. Please join us. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4eGVap9TmxgTklmbnVGN0ZxdVZJc25haVVZdzlkVHYyNzQw/view?usp=sharing
Wisconsin Report Cards show Viroqua Schools are meeting expectations on achievement assessments. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XzbjKFw_VPBw0H67Zy6Sd8B0JxtmP-tW/view?usp=sharing @ViroquaSchools
Just a reminder the Elementary Concert for Grades 1 & 3 is this Thursday, December 6 in the Elementary Cafetorium. The 9:00 a.m. performance is for the elementary students and public; the 1:30 p.m. performance is for the public. See you there!
This is a very informative and fun video about school bus safety from a fellow WI School District. https://twitter.com/WisconsinASBO/status/1067459169404547072?s=19
Please see this public health information regarding whooping cough in Vernon County. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B5xLVrhwl1-OfB_KmnmsO3a2P1rJWlOR/view?usp=sharing
Polls close at 8:00 pm. As soon as we have results, we will post them at this link. https://goo.gl/SY6uen
Today is the day to vote. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4eGVap9Tmxga2wyLTVEZS1vNVdYMEU3WC1kSUVMMmNjelBn/view?usp=sharing
Viroqua Area Schools is accepting applications for Substitute Teachers, on-call, as needed, on a day by day basis. $105/day. Candidates with an associate degree or higher may apply for a WI Short-Term Substitute License. Please contact Dr. Kehl Arnson for more information. email@example.com or 608-637-1181.
Viroqua Area Schools is accepting applications for Substitute Bus Drivers for regular and co-curricular routes. Applicants for bus driver substitutes must hold a valid CDL or be qualified to obtain one. $12.50-$15.00/hr. Substitute bus drivers will be reimbursed for the cost of their initial CDL license - including testing fees, license fees and for the cost of a basic physical needed to obtain their license. Substitute drivers may submit a request for reimbursement with copies of the bills that were paid after the substitute has driven 5 trips in the current school year. Please contact Randy Pederson, Transportation Supervisor, for more information. 608-637-1642. Applications available at https://sites.google.com/viroquablackhawk.org/employment or at the District Office, 115 N. Education Ave., Viroqua, WI, 54665.
Viroqua Area Schools is accepting applications for substitute Custodians, Cook/Servers, Secretaries and Aides. All of these positions are on-call, as needed, on a day by day basis. $11.75-$12.00/hr. Applications available at https://sites.google.com/viroquablackhawk.org/employment or at the District Office, 115 N. Education Ave., Viroqua, WI, 54665.
We value the critical role our Vocational Technical Education Programs play in the lives of our community and students. We are overdue for classroom improvements. See a quick video here: https://youtu.be/DD1zhpJJTbY
This is a brief informational video about safe school entrances at our elementary building. https://youtu.be/yzYQqdR4UaE
For a quick video about Middle School Class Sizes, please follow the link, https://youtu.be/CnXGjviWvE0
We are hiring a Boy’s C-Team Basketball Coach. If you are interested, please send letter of interest and resume to Eric Anderson, Activities Director, 100 Blackhawk Drive, Viroqua WI 54665; or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Screening of applicants will begin immediately.
In this in-depth video, teachers and administrators describe the current facility situation at Viroqua Schools. Grab a cup of coffee and take a look! Link to: https://vimeo.com/293808186
If you would like your student to receive the Influenza vaccine at the October 24th flu shot clinic, please return the form as soon as possible. The make-up day will be held November 1st.
Reminder...If you received a notification in the mail about missing immunizations, please stop in the school office or return the Immunization/Waiver Form. We need to be 99% compliant or will be required to exclude students from school.
If you haven't seen it yet, please watch our video on our referendum website. It gives you deeper a look into the scope of the referendum. https://www.vibrantviroqua.org/
Please join the Viroqua Fine Arts Department for our 4th Annual Medieval Feast, Nov. 2nd. Information available at this site: http://VHS.ludus.com/
Please visit our VAS Website at https://www.vibrantviroqua.org/ for information about the November 6, referendum.
Please follow this link to watch Tim Hundt's Great River News and WVRQ Radio broadcast interview about the VAS referendum with Dr. Arnson and Mr. Brendel. https://www.facebook.com/GreatRiversNews1/videos/869325850123055/
Bridging Brighter Smiles will be holding their next dental clinic at Viroqua Elementary on Thursday, October 04, 2018 and Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Enroll online! Simply go to http://enrollment.bbsmiles.org/ Dental services provided right at school include oral screenings, cleanings, fluoride varnish, and dental sealants. Not sure if your child is enrolled, or due for care? Call Bridging Brighter Smiles at 262-896-9891.
It's your last chance to shop the FanCloth sale for all things Blackhawk! This will be the last order we put in this year. Start your Holiday shopping early! Orders will be taken through October 4. See a Student Council member or order online through the following link: https://shop.fancloth.com/54665/440947
Bridging Brighter Smiles will be holding their next dental clinic at Viroqua Middle/High School on Tuesday, October 02, 2018. Enroll online! Simply go to http://enrollment.bbsmiles.org/ Dental services provided right at school include oral screenings, cleanings, fluoride varnish, and dental sealants. Not sure if your child is enrolled, or due for care? Call Bridging Brighter Smiles at 262-896-9891.
Referendum News: Over the next 6 weeks you will see a lot of information and details about our referendum in the community. You can see some of the background work and process on our District Website, at this link https://sites.google.com/viroquablackhawk.org/vasreferendum
The youth basketball season will be here soon so don't forget to register online at: www.viroquaclubbasketball.com by October 1st! The club is open to any boy or girl in Pre-K through 8th grade. All registration details are available online. Go Blackhawks!
Job Opportunity: Vernon County Better Futures Program Aide, Mon-Thurs, 4.5 hr/day. Application and qualification requirements available online: https://sites.google.com/viroquablackhawk.org/employment Applications will be accepted until Sept 28, 2018.
Thank you to everyone who has attended one or more of our referendum informational meetings. You have shared your insight, feedback and ideas. With your help we are making excellent progress and will be bringing lots of information to the community over the next two months.
The first day of school was wonderful. Today, we are excited for Day 2. See you there!
WHERE WILL I FIND THE MENUS? Click on the Dining icon on our new app to find daily menus. These can also be found on our website under the Menu icon. The monthly menu calendar are posted under the Documents Icon on our website and app.
Job Opportunity: VAS has two open positions for part-time Cook/Servers–up to 3.5 hr/day. Application and qualification requirements available online: https://sites.google.com/viroquablackhawk.org/employment Applications will be accepted until filled.
Picture Day at the Elementary School has been postponed. A message will posted as soon as we know when it has been rescheduled.
We have to CANCEL AND RESCHEDULE our Back to School Night today. We are sorry but the risks of flooding remain too high today. WE WILL HOLD BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT FROM 5:00 - 7:30 PM TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY THE 29TH.
VIROQUA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL & VIROQUA AREA MONTESSORI SCHOOL Student Picture Day - - Tuesday, August 28, 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. NEW THIS YEAR - - - Student pictures will be taken on the day of the Open House event. Photographers from LifeTouch Studios will be available from 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the elementary gym. The Open House begins at 5:00 - teachers will not be available in their classrooms until 5:00. Enclosed is the website link from LifeTouch Studios. If students do not have their picture taken on the 28th, retake days are scheduled for Thursday, November 8 and Friday, November 9. http://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/pictureDayId/MI428206Y0
Our phones are being upgraded today, and we will have some outages throught out the day. We are sorry for any inconveniences.
Football Game Night - Change for Week 2: Due to weather concerns, the away football game this week will now be played this Thursday night at 7:00 PM at Royall High School.
We are currently updating our new website. Please let us know if you are not able to locate what you are looking for! Click on "Menu" at the top to access many of the links you were used to seeing. Forms and Supply Lists can/will be found in the "Documents" Icon at the top or very bottom.
Elem/MS/HS Back to School Night Tuesday, August 28, 5:00 - 7:30 pm 5:00 Grade 5 Class Meetings - Parents & students meet with first hour teacher. 5:45 MS Activity Code Meeting 6:00 Freshman Student Orientation 7:00 Community and Parent Strategic Planning Informational Meeting - HS/MS Cafeteria
Welcome to our new and improved District site! We have exciting new technology and an easy to use App just for Viroqua Area Schools that will be coming to you for the start of school. Stay tuned for more information about how you can get updates sent right to your phone!