Welcome to Vicksburg High School
"Vicksburg Community High School in partnership with parents, students, and the community will prepare students to become self-directed individuals, life-long learners, and productive citizens."
Welcome to Vicksburg High School, home of the Bulldogs!! Vicksburg High School has a strong tradition of success in both academics and extra-curricular activities. Our entire high school staff is committed to providing rigorous academic opportunities to our students while providing a variety of academic supports to insure success for all of our students. With outstanding support from our parents and community, Vicksburg High School takes pride in developing high character in all of our students.
Vicksburg High School is proud to offer a variety of advanced placement courses, nationally recognized fine arts courses, comprehensive and varied club activities, EFE and EFA course offerings, dual enrollment opportunities, and much more. In addition, many athletic opportunities exist for all students. Our students are deeply involved in many projects that support the community as well as the greater Kalamazoo area.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our site. I encourage you to contact me with any questions. Thanks again and enjoy your day.
Keevin O'Neill – Principal
News & Updates
Coming Soon....MME Testing
Vicksburg High School will be administering the Michigan Merit Exam to Juniors and testing Seniors beginning Tuesday March 4th. Please click on the following link to view the schedule.VHS Michigan Merit Exam Schedule 2014
Keeping Our Children Safe
Are your children safe while online? Michigan families, especially minors, are becoming inundated with advertisements from alcohol, tobacco, pornography and gambling marketers through different internet and cell phone in-boxes. Texting their advertisements is the newest marketing effort that many of these companies are using. Thankfully, the State of Michigan offers a free program to stop adult advertisements from reaching e-mails, mobile phones (text messaging ads) and instant messenger IDs. The Michigan Child Protection Registry, like the federal Do Not Call List, is a free do-not-contact service for Michigan’s families and schools and can be located at
As a strong supporter of this registry, I would like to encourage you to sign your entire family up for the registry and inform your friends and colleagues about how they can protect children and families from unwanted adult advertising. To sign up only takes seconds. Just go to www.ProtectMIChild.com and keep your family safe.
For more information, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) ProtectMIChild FAQ
Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth
Once again, our VHS 9th and 11th graders will be taking part school in the Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth Survey (MiPHY) supported by the Michigan Departments of Education and Community Health. The MiPHY is an online student survey available every other year to all Michigan Schools. This research survey will ask about health behaviors of 7th, 9th and 11th grade students. Participation in the MiPHY survey is voluntary. This is a private, confidential survey. Students will not be asked to provide their name or any other identifying information. A Parental Notification Form and a High School Survey and a MiPHY Brochure have been attached for your review. If you have any questions concerning the MiPHY please contact Mr. Brush at VHS at 321-1161 or email@example.com.
Parent Roadmap to Common Core Standards
Below is a link to the Common Core Standards your children will be learning and how you can support that learning. These parent roadmaps, for each grade level, also provide three-year snapshots showing how selected standards progress from year to year so that students will be college and career ready upon their graduation from high school. Common Core Standards
EFE EFA Open House
The annual Education for the Arts and Education for Employment Open House will be held in February 2014. Please click on the following link to view the EFA and EFE Flyer for more details and information.
This open house will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 Air Zoo, 6151 Portage Road
Senior Picture Requirements
Please click on the following link to view the senior picture requirements and information for submitting them for the yearbook this year
Late Start/Early Release Schedule 2013-2014
This year we have scheduled five Late Start/Early Release Days. On those days secondary students will start later than normal, and elementary will dismiss earlier than usual. Teaching staff will spend the time analyzing student achievement data, determining next steps to make a difference, curriculum development, and other related school improvement work.
VHS Important Calendar Dates for 2013-14
Please click on the following link to view the VHS Calendar for 2013-2014.Important Calendar Dates VHS 2013-2014
District Messaging System
This year, Vicksburg Community Schools is changing vendors when contacting you with a general or an emergency district message. In order for us to contact you, we must have your correct phone number, email address, and your contact preference. The District Messaging System works in conjunction with Infinite Campus. If you already have an Infinite Campus account, be sure to update your phone number, email address and contact preference through the parent portal. If you do not have an Infinite Campus account, please contact your school and request an account.
High School (269) 321-1100
Middle School (269) 321-1300
Sunset Lake Elementary (269) 321-1500
Indian Lake Elementary (269) 321-1400
Tobey Elementary (269) 321-1600
See the directions on how to change your contact information click on Change Contact Information Instructions. Please make sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page to save your changes. If you need to create your portal account you can download the form here Parent Portal Account Request Form and send it or bring it into your school.
NEW INFINITE CAMPUS PORTAL WEB ADDRESS!!!
Over Holiday break, Infinite Campus was moved from an in-house server to a cloud server. The URL (Internet Address) also changed. To get to Infinite Campus now, you must use the following URL: https://vicksburgmi.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/vicksburg.jsp
Or click on the link below.
Vicksburg Named to AP® Honor Roll
Vicksburg Community Schools is one of 539 schools districts across 44 of the 50 states in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 3rd Annual AP® District Honor Roll for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement® course work while increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP Exams. Achieving both of these goals is the ideal scenario for a district’s AP program because it indicates that the district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are likely to benefit most from rigorous AP course work. Since 2010 , Vicksburg Community Schools has increased the number of students participating in AP by 91% (with enrollments jumping from 183 up to 349 this year), while improving the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher from 66% in 2010 to 75% in 2012. More than 90 percent of colleges and universities across the U.S. offer college credit, advanced placement or both for a score of 3 or above on an AP Exam — which can potentially save students and their families thousands of dollars in college tuition.
Vicksburg High School Parent Survey
In an effort to improve system practices, Vicksburg High School is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey.
In order to complete the survey, please click on the VHS Parent Survey link: VHS PARENT SURVEY
Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated.
Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.
Attention Vicksburg Parents of students with IEP's
The KRESA Special Education Parent Advisory Committee would like to notify the parents of all students with IEP’s of the opportunity to recognize school district personnel for the outstanding work they do with students.
RECOGNIZE EXCELLENCE IN SPECIAL EDUCATION. Go to www.kresa.org/pac to nominate!
Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth
Once again, our VHS 9th and 11th graders will be taking part school in the Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth Survey (MiPHY) supported by the Michigan Departments of Education and Community Health. The MiPHY is an online student survey available every other year to all Michigan Schools. This research survey will ask about health behaviors of 7th, 9th and 11th grade students. Participation in the MiPHY survey is voluntary. This is a private, confidential survey. Students will not be asked to provide their name or any other identifying information. A “Parental Notification Form”, “High School Survey” and a “MiPHY Brochure” have been attached for your review. If you have any questions concerning the MiPHY please contact Mr. Brush at VHS at 321-1161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good News from the Lunch Line!
At our new parental website, you can view student activity, make a credit card deposit and check student balances. Please click on the Parent Portal link on the left column to get complete details.
Process for Determining the Existence of a Specific Learning Disability
Per the MDE, each local educational agency and public school academy in Michigan is required to publicly post the process used to determine the existence of a Specific Learning Disability (SLD). Please click on the following link to view/download important information.