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Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS)

Overview

Are you ready for a new challenge in your life? Are you ready to take on a new volunteer initiative at West Elementary School or West Middle School? Do you want to make a difference in the life of a West ISD student? Do you want to help support and serve wonderful teachers and staff members? Do you want to work with a great group of other parents and community members who love West ISD?
 
Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, West Elementary School and West Middle School both set the Campus Improvement Plan goal to establish a new Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) program. This initiative is part of West ISD's goal to increase parental involvement and engagement in our schools. 
 
Each year across the nation, VIPS strives to recruit thousands of parents and community partners to donate their time, resources, and knowledge in support of the district’s primary goal to increase student achievement via targeted volunteer opportunities. Volunteers contribute in areas such as mentoring, tutoring, fundraising, career education, enrichment programs, teacher and staff appreciation activities, extracurricular and community service activities, and office and classroom assistance.
 
Registration Process
 
During the annual back-to-school events, both West Elementary School and West Middle School will strive to sign-up new VIPS. After registering online or via the VIPS flyer and undergoing a background check, interested VIPS can sign-up for any VIPS committee as a Committee Chair, Committee Co-Chair, or Committee Member. VIPS may serve or chair one or more committees. Once the committees are formed, each committee will meet with the campus leadership team and begin working on the agreed upon goals for the new school year. 
 
Areas to Serve
 
After reviewing all Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) campus survey data, West Elementary School and West Middle School chose the following committee headers for the upcoming school year. 
 
West Elementary School: Fall Festival, Spring Fling, Field Day, Teacher Appreciation, New Teacher Support, Copy Central, Room Parents, New Families to West Outreach, Career Day, Curriculum Nights, Red Ribbon Week, Book Fair, Reading Intervention, and WatchDOGS
 
West Middle School: Career Day, Red Ribbon Week, Curriculum Nights, Book Fair, Teacher Appreciation, and Student Dances
 
Information Meeting
 
The campus principals have set an information meeting about VIPS for Thursday, August 24, 2017, at 6:30 PM in the West Middle/High School cafeteria. 
 
If you are interested in being a part of the new VIPS program, please contact your campus front office at:

West Elementary School: (254) 981-2200
West Middle School: (254) 981-2120

For additional information, please contact David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000. 
 
VIPS Information Meeting:

Thursday, August 24, 2017, at 6:30 PM in the West Middle/High School Cafeteria
 
VIPS Chair/Co-Chair Meeting:

Thursday, September 28, 2017, at 4:30 PM in the West Middle/High School Cafeteria