Spring has sprung at VCI and we’re here again to recap the last two months with you. We’ve been busy!
Student Council organized our second spirit week and there was good participation from everyone.
Our themes this year were PJ day, St. Patrick’s Day where we held an all-green bake sale, nationality day, colour day, and fun in the sun day complete with a BBQ fundraiser.
After spring break, VCI participated in Anti- Bullying day. The Europe travellers wore their pink t-shirts on the way home, and VCI students at school wore theirs as well on April 8. Student
council sold t-shirts and held a bake sale, and all funds were sent to the Red Cross to help the anti-bullying campaign nationwide.
In sports, basketball has come to a close with Varsity Girls taking silver at provincials. The badminton season was short but sweet, and ended with three students attending Provincials in Winkler
for Boys Singles. Fast pitch and baseball have begun and will continue further on into May. In the coming months, look out for our track and fi eld team and boys soccer.
Over spring break, our grade 12 students traveled to Europe for a 12- day adventure to France, Switzerland, and Italy. All came back with amazing stories. Thank you to Mrs. Hayward for organizing the whole affair.
On March 23, fellow student Zoe Lesy tragically left us. We send our sympathies to her family and friends. A memorial was placed at the front entrance of the school for students to share their
memories of Zoe.
Zoe’s accident has struck up a good cause within the school. The grade 12 Power Mechanic classed decided to fundraise for lifesaving key chains to give to each driving student in the school. These key chains can be used to break glass and seat belts in case of a car accident where you need to escape. A barbeque was held that had a great turnout from the school and the community.
There is also a silver collection to which you can contribute at any time. Key chains were handed out Friday, May 15. TADD has made a video to show how to use the key chain.
Many students competed in the Virden Music and Arts Festival including VCI Band, VCI Choir, drama classes, art classes, and individual students participated in all other areas. Congratulations
to our winners. Virden Collegiate celebrated Earth Day this year in a variety of ways.
Miss Brunel sent students from each grade to Manitoba Envirothon April 22.
There they raced to perform tasks such as taking soil and water samples, along with giving an oral presentation. As a school, we picked up garbage around town and on the highway May 6, and Fort
La Bosse generously donated water bottles made out of recycled materials to each student in our school.
The class of 2015 will be graduating Wednesday, June 24 at the Tundra Oil and Gas Place. We hope you can come and celebrate their graduating ceremony with them.
This is where I leave you now that you’re all caught up on the news here at VCI. Good luck to all students writing exams and we’ll be back again in June.
Well, until next time…