947 Donovan

Vanderbilt, MI 49795​

[P] (989) 983–2561 [F] (989) 983–3051

Blueprint  Appraisal Finds Strong Fidelity

  VAS has been working toward completing the Michigan Department of Education MiExcel Blueprint. The staff at VAS has been learning -- and implementing -- skills and tools facilitated by the MiExcel team. On Monday, October 30, the school had a successful  Fidelity Appraisal. We were excited to welcome MiExcel Blueprint officials to our school! 

Upcoming PTO Events 

February 1 — Basket to raffle off at P/T Conferences

March 23 —  Easter Egg Hunt at noon by the gym

Next meeting is February 13, 2018, at 4 p.m. in the library. 

Every Child.

Every Day. 

Our Scholastic Book was a HUGE success. Thank you for supporting your children by purchasing books! 


Bake Sale Successful 
Thanks to the PTO for helping raise money for VAS events. 
Help raise money for VAS events! The annual PTO bake sale was a huge success. Thank you to our friends at the Elkhorn for allowing the PTO to sell their baked goods there! 

​​PTO Carnival Fun! 
Thank you PTO members for the awesome carnival!!! Great job! 

Vanderbilt Area School

Home of the Yellow Jackets


All students recently received a NEW Yellow Jacket shirt compliments of the athletic department and the Student Support Network. If students wear the shirt to HOME basketball games, they will receive FREE ADMISSION to the games. Go Jackets!!! 

Vanderbilt Area School participates with the State of Michigan CEP.  This means ALL students receive FREE breakfast and lunch daily. Breakfast is served from 7:40 to 7:55 daily. 


Dates You Need to Know for the End of the School Year

  • May 30 — Memorial Day, No School in session
  • June 1 — Awards Night, 6 p.m.
  • ​June 1 — Baccalaureate, 7 p.m.
  • June 2 — Kindergarten Celebration, 6 p.m. 
  • June 2 — Eighth GradeGraduation, 7 p.m. 
  • June 3 — Graduation, 7 p.m. 
  • June 6 — Last Day of School

  • And don't forget to plan ahead:
  • September 6 — First Day of School for the 2016–17 School Year. 
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VAS Seeks Bids on Abandoned Well

The School District is seeking bids on filling and capping an abandoned well on our property. If you are interested in the RFP, please click here

Lockdown Drill
Monday March 21, 2016, VAS completed a successful lockdown drill featuring our new "boot" system. We worked with the assistance of Otsego County Emergency Services and local law enforcement. The drill lasted nine minutes and one second from beginning to end. 

Thursday, December 10, 2015, VAS completed a successful lockdown drill. Once again with the assistance of Otsego County Emergency Services, the Gaylord Police Department, the Michigan State Police, and Otsego County Sheriff Department, VAS continued in its efforts to ensure students are safe. 



 Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. in the School Library when school is in session.


Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Vanderbilt Area School library.


         1. Coaching

         2. Classroom Volunteers

         3. Student Class Representatives

         4.  School Trip Chaperones