Congrats to the girls swimmers as they kicked butt at Williamsburg Monday night!! VSU swam at the 6-team invitational in Williamsburg Monday night and came away with a big win – finishing in the team standings 33.5 points ahead of the strong second place home team. VSU won all three relays and three other individual events. But we talk all year about how one or two, or even four or five girls can’t win a meet. It takes all hands on deck – every finish counts. And Monday night, our depth made the difference. We didn’t win as many events as at the last Williamsburg Invite, but we placed more girls consistently in the top 10 of each event. That was what gave us the win Monday night. Carlie Spore swam a lifetime best in the 500 Freestyle and is now only a second away from her season goal of finishing under seven minutes.

A BOYS BASKETBALL email went out today from Mr. Slack. This is how to sign up for boy’s basketball if you are interested.

There are a couple new additions to our virtual visit schedule with college reps:
• Tuesday (10/20): Iowa Central Community College, located in Fort Dodge, Iowa
• 10/26: Iowa State University, located in Ames, Iowa
• 10/29: Simpson College, located in Indianola, Iowa
• 10/30: St. John’s College, located in Annapolis, Maryland
Sign up to attend:
1. Go to your Canvas Calendar
2. Click on the button “Find Appointments”
3. Click on the visit information on this date
4. Click “Reserve”

SENIORS: There are still two FAFSA completion appointments available next Thursday, 10/22. Times: 3:15 pm and 4:45 pm. If you and a parent would like help completing your FAFSA, click this link to get an appointment: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D49AAAE2AA2FACE9-fafsa

Juniors/Seniors interested in taking the ACT on December 12th should register by November 6 to avoid additional fees. Go to www.act.org to register (directions of how to register were emailed out at the beginning of the year).

Accuplacer testing is available Thursday, November 5th by appointment only. The Accuplacer is a free college placement exam used at community colleges only. The Accuplacer Next Gen has three tests: Reading, Writing, and Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra & Statistics (math). Tests are not timed but on average take students 30 minutes per section. Sign up through your Canvas Calendar (click Find Appointments – go to November 6 – click on what time you’d like to test – click “Reserve”).

There is now a BOYS SWIM TEAM sign up in the office. There will be a team meeting on Saturday, October 24th 1 p.m. at Central Middle School in Waterloo. Use door #19 to enter, its where you enter to for practice according to Coach.

PSAT/NMSQT money is due to Mrs. Kriz by Friday (10/16).

Juniors that signed up for the ACT Practice Test – watch for info to come through both Canvas messages and your Gmail account.

Seniors, please turn in your senior and baby pictures to Mrs. Warren, in Lab 1.

There will be a BOYS SOCCER MEETING on Friday, October 16th at 7:30 AM in the auditorium.

There is a GIRLS BASKETBALL sign up in the office.

Happy Birthday today to: Dominique Marvin!!!

Lunch today: Grab and Go Pepperoni pizza or hamburger on bun, corn, fresh carrots, pineapple and milk or the chef salad option.