Upcoming Events

° May 24 — PTO Track & Field Day

° May 30 — Awards, 6 p.m. 

° May 30 — Preschool Celebration

° May 31 — Kindergarten Celebration, 6 p.m. 

° May 31 — Eighth Grade Celebration, 7 p.m.

° June 1 — Graduation, 6 p.m.

° June 6 — Last Day of School, Dismissal at 11:30

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. 



 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


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. 


Upcoming PTO Events 

May 24 — Annual Track & Field Day at VAS on the baseball field.  

The PTO meets monthly at the school on the second Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. 


School Forest Showcase on May 16

  VAS held its first ever School Forest Showcase on Wednesday, May 16, from 4:30–6 p.m. This featured a presentation from high school seniors, a trail walk, and so much more. 

Vanderbilt Area School

Thank You for Free Sports Physicals 

Thank you to the Gaylord Blue Devil Wellness Center for offering sports physicals to all of our students 

Home of the Yellow Jackets

Every Child.

Every Day. 

Thank you to everyone for making our spring book fair a huge success! 

947 Donovan St. 

Vanderbilt, Michigan 49795​

[P] (989) 983–2561 [F] (989) 983–3051

Register for Kindergarten

You can download a flyer and fill it out ahead to register for Kindergarten in the fall.

Blueprint  Appraisal Results Coming Soon

  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 Tuesday, May 1, the school participated in a Fidelity Appraisal for the Lobby Level. We are excited to announce that we scored Highest Fidelity. We are so proud of our staff who work hard to make education happen at VAS!