January 22, 2018

Parents,

First let me say that my wife and I were blown away by the show of love and support by your students during our 36 Hours of Grace.  This is always a tough time for us, but it’s a lot easier when you know that there is so much support.

Now down to business.

Spring semester open house is this Thursday, January 24.  It runs from 6:30 to 7:30.  I know I’m not new, but if you want to drop by please feel free.

We will be going to the KMHS dance on February 11.  This will be our Feb. CBI trip.

We have been discussing the earth’s 7 different biomes and what makes them different in science.

We have started reading White Fang for our literature unit.

In culinary, the students were working on some terms and preparing for a test.

Hope everyone is doing well.

Coach Vickrey

January 9, 2019

Happy New Year!!

I hope that everyone had a great and restful holiday.  We have been busy getting back into the routine.  As most of you know, our students are in Culinary with Mrs. Alejandro.  I spoke to her earlier, and she is excited about our students being in her class.  She understands and will be great working with our kids.  She said that the only thing that she requires them to get for class is the chef’s hat.  There should have been something that your student brought home from her.

Next week on Tuesday the 15th we will be going on our CBI trip for January.  We will be doing our December trip minus the Christmas shopping.  However, please feel free to send any money and instructions with your student, so they can purchase something for themselves.  They will still need to bring $8 (or more) for lunch at Steak and Shake.

Again, we are glad to be back, and if you guys get a chance, please come see a basketball game!  Go Bucs!

Coach Vickrey

December 16, 2018

Parents,

I know there has been some questions about the end of the semester and our students attending those days.  I have talked to administrators and the attendance clerk, and our students are still on the same exemption policy as the rest of the school.  Our students have good grades in their classes and most have not missed more than 3 days, therefore they will not be expected to attend the last two days of this week.  They do not have to take finals, even in their electives.  I have spoken to their general ed. teachers as well.  They will not be expecting them on Friday.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the last two days.

We are still have a Friends’ Club event on Tuesday, Dec. 18 right after school from 3:30 to 4:30.  Students attending need to be picked up promptly at 4:30.

Lastly, we will be trying to reschedule our CBI trip that was canceled last week.  I am going to try and do it in the month of February since our normal CBI trip for that month is the dance at KMHS.  We will try to do another trip earlier in the month.  I will let parents know when details are made.

I hope everyone is doing well and is getting ready for a great Christmas break!!

Coach Vickrey

December 9, 2018

Parents,

Important dates for the end of the semester.

Tuesday, Dec. 12.-  CBI Trip to Target and Steak and Shake.  We will be Christmas shopping for OTHERS at Target and eating lunch afterwards.  Students need money (around $8 for lunch) and anything else for presents for others.  We will be wrapping the presents in class as well.

Dec. 18- There  will be another Friends Club event after school from 3:30 to 4:30.  Please be sure to pick students up at the cafeteria doors at 4:30.

Dec. 20-21.  Finals Days.  I know in the past that our students were expected to “take finals” at the end of every semester.  With our current exemption policy, our students are “exempt” from taking finals at the end of the semester.  They can come to school those two HALF days, but they will not be counted absent if they do not come.  Please let us know if your student will be attending those days, so we can let the bus drivers know in advance.

If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Coach Vickrey

November 26, 2018

Parents,

I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  It sure didn’t seem like a week that we were out for a week.  Just a little side note- the Allatoona boys’ basketball team won the Andy Landers Classic Basketball tournament near Athens over the break.

Tomorrow, November 27- We have a Friends’ Club meeting after school in the cafeteria from 3:30 to 4:30.  Crafts and snacks.

December 11 will our CBI trip for the month.  We will be going to Target to do Christmas shopping for family gifts.  So please start making some lists of items that students can get for you and price the the list.  We will help with check out processes.  Lunch will be at Steak and Shake.

Our early release days will be on the 20th and 21st.  Students will be leaving school at 11:30 on those days.  We will be sending out more information on this as it approaches.

Coach Vick

November 11, 2018

Parents,

Tuesday is out CBI trip to Cookie Galleria and Chick-fil-A.   Please be sure to send money and instructions on how to spend that money with your student so we can monitor their spending at both places.

Also, I hope everyone will have a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We will be doing a Thanksgiving themed cooking lesson this week.

Thanks for all you do!

Coach Vickrey

 

November 8, 2018

Parents,

I wanted to be sure of our plans for our CBI trip before I posted this, so that’s why I am a little late.

We are going to tour the bakery at the Cookie Galleria.  I wanted to do this since we are cooking every week, and now the students can see how the professionals do it.   We will be eating lunch at Chick-fil-A, so students need to bring at least $7-$10 for lunch, depending on how much they want to eat.  They may also wish to buy something at the Cookie Galleria if they choose.

There will be a waiver sent home that the Cookie Galleria has to have us sign and return.  It seems extensive, but it is just for her insurance company to allow classes to tour the kitchen.  Please, if you have any questions, contact me.

Thanks for all you do!

Coach Vickrey

November 4, 2018

Parents,

Tomorrow, we will have representative from Ken’s Crew out to talk to our kids at 10:30.  Parents are most welcome to attend.  We will meet in our classroom, Room 2305.

Tuesday is election day, and students do not have school.

We are continuing with our look at the skeletal system.

We also are starting a new book.  More on that soon.

Thanks for all you do.

Coach Vickrey

 

October 30, 2018

Happy Halloween,

I hope everyone is planning to have a happy Halloween.  I just wanted to let you guys know about some important dates coming up.

Of course tomorrow is Halloween.  We are allowed to dress up tomorrow, but we have some special events planned as well.  We will have our normal Friends’ Club during the Buc Block period.  Then we will have our time with the representative from the Tommy Nobis Center.  Then we will have a pumpkin carving time with the other classes and Mr. Murry, our administrator.

On Monday, we will have representative from Ken’s Crew out to talk to our kids at 10:30.  Parents are most welcome to attend.  I will post the location ASAP.

Tuesday is election day, and students do not have school.

Also, please be looking in your students folder for some flyers about some transition dates from the county.

Thanks for all you do.

Coach Vickrey

October 24, 2018

Parents,

Tomorrow  after school, we will be having a Friends’ Club get together from 3:30 to 4:30.  There will be crafts and good times for everyone!!  Please let me know if your student can stay.  Thanks!!

Coach Vickrey