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. 

Vanderbilt Area School USES THE NATURAL CURIOSITY OF CHILDREN TO TEACH MATH, READING, AND CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS.

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947 Donovan

Vanderbilt, MI 49795

​(989) 983 - 2561

PARENT / TEACHER ORGANIZATION 

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



BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS

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



OPPORTUNITIES TO WORK WITH YOUTH

         1. Coaching

         2. Classroom Volunteers

         3. Student Class Representatives

         4.  School Trip Chaperones

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VARIED INSTRUCTION
SMALL CLASSES
A SKILLED TEACHING STAFF

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Seeking Board Members

Vanderbilt Area School is seeking interested applicants to serve on the Board of Education to fill two recently vacated positions.


If interested, please send letter of interest to: Mr. Rick Heitmeyer, Superintendent, Vanderbilt Area School, 947 Donovan Street, Vanderbilt, MI 49795. Deadline to submit is Friday, September 15, 2017, at 12 noon.


The Board will select two new members at its regularly scheduled September meeting. The meeting has been changed to Wednesday, September 20.


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. 

​VAS NEWS FEED

First Day of School

The first day of school in 2017-2018 will be Tuesday, September 5. We will see you then!  

COLOR RUN IN SEPT.

This fall we have an exciting new way to raise needed funds while promoting health and fitness for our families: The First Annual 5K Color Blaze Run/Fun Walk. The untimed event, where participants are showered with powdered color as they follow a designated course, is perfect for all ages. Pre-race festivities start at 1 p.m. in the back parking lot of Mill Street Pizza. The run/walk starts at 2 p.m. Click for more information.

FOREST TRAIL BUILDING DAY

  Consider joining the Vanderbilt Area School staff and students as we construct a new trail within the school forest. Volunteers are needed to remove tree debris and construct the new trail. All ages are welcome but this day will entail a great deal of digging and hauling, so it may not be appropriate for all young children. On Saturday, August 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., we will be working on the trail. Funding is provided by the Otsego County Community Foundation and the Great Lakes Fisheries Trust. VAS is working on the trail project in conjunction with Huron Pines and Americorps of Michigan. Please register if you plan to attend: Click Here 

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