Friday Announcements

Twenty years ago on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, members of the Islamic extremist group Al-Qaeda hijacked four planes in a coordinated terrorist attack. Two planes crashed into the Twin Towers in downtown New York City, a third plane flew into the Pentagon building in Washington, D.C., and the final plane was brought down by passengers, who had become aware of the other attacks, in a field in Pennsylvania. 2,977 people died in the attacks, including civilians, military personnel in the Pentagon and the emergency fire fighters, police and medical workers who arrived at the scene.  The attack had a profound impact on the United States and the rest of the world. The U.S. Congress designated Sept. 11 as “Patriot Day” to remember and honor those who died. Tomorrow on September 11th, flags are set to half-staff and many observe a moment of silence at 8:46 am, the time when the first plane hit the Twin Towers.  

STUCO members:  doughnut orders and money are due to me this Friday, Sept 10 by the end of the school day. 

Homecoming t-shirts are on sale thru today, Friday, Sept 10.  Cost is $10. See Ms Dunn or Mr Rost to order.  We will be wearing Homecoming t-shirts on Friday, Sept 17 to kickoff Homecoming week!  

This Friday night (9/10 @ 7pm) the football game vs Mark Twain will be dedicated to the memory of Tom Culwell. Tom was a pillar of our community. He was always there to lend a helping hand anyway he could rather it was getting fields ready for softball games or helping run our chain gang on Friday nights. We ask that everyone wear GREEN Friday and come out and support the Culwell family and the Van-Far Indians as we pay tribute to our dear friend Tom.  Please spread the word

Van-Far Alumni and Friends will be holding their annual banquet on October 9 at 6:00 pm. The guest speaker will be Dr. Lynette Heim Bikos, a graduate of 1984.  Louis Clark, a graduate of 1995 will provide entertainment. A meal will be served, cost is $15 per person.  Reservations are required by September 30.  The Alumni has provided scholarships to 79 graduates in the amount of $86,200.00 in the past eleven years.  If you have any questions please see Brian Hummel or Carol Schambach.

Josten's will be here next Wednesday, September 15th to meet with sophomores and seniors from 3:10-3:40.  We will do Seniors in the large lab, and Sophomores in the cafeteria.

Congratulations to this year's FBLA officers: President - Tia Gaston, Co-VP - Emma Dowling and Cameron Jones, Secretary - Breanna Carman, Treasurer - Kiera Hayden. FBLA dues are set at $15. Dues can be brought to Mrs. McCurdy. Any student grades 9-12 is invited to join. If you have any questions about what FBLA is or what activities we have planned for this year, see one of the officers.

The Senior Class met Friday and voted that dues for the year be $20. Please have dues in on/by December 1.   Mrs. McCurdy has a secure box to drop these off at your convenience, (box located in her business room). These dues will cover senior t-shirt, senior trip, and cap/gown, along with Homecoming and Courtwarming decorations.  We will have one fundraiser this year, Shakespeare's Pizza, which will begin October 1 and end October 15.  It's going to be a great year! 

The October ACT test will be given at Van-Far, Saturday October 23.  The registration deadline is September 17.  Mrs. Jones

FCA kick off get together Saturday, September 11th at Mrs Cross house at 6:00 p.m.  We will be grilling hotdogs, playing nine square, and tossing corn bags.  Come for food, fun, fellowship, and faith.  Hope to see you there.

There will be FCCLA meetings Thursday after school, you only need to attend one, for anyone interested in joining or finding out more information. FCCLA is open to grades 7-12.  We will be setting a regular meeting time and discussing plans for the year.  If you are interested and cannot attend, please see Ms. Flint.

FRESHMEN CLASS: Your class dues have been set at $20. Please make sure to give those dues to Mrs. Weiss, Ms. Fowler, Mr. Stein, or Mr. Foster by the beginning of October. Prices will jump by $5 or $10 at that time. If you are unable to pay that amount, please talk with one of your sponsors. We need this money to pay for our homecoming float building supplies, as well as contribute funds to graduation fees, prom, etc. 

2021-2022 Yearbooks are now on sale! Get them now for the lowest price they will be offered for. The current price for a yearbook is $36. You can add personalization for $6.50 and receive 4 free icons. You can pick up an order form on the office ledge, access the form from the school webpage, or order online at Seniors: There is a special bundle just for you check out the class of 2022 schoology group for more information! These prices are good through 9/24, after this date, the price of a yearbook will increase to $42 and personalization no longer includes free icons.

Attention:  Anyone needing A+ hours, there will be 3 Little Indian Football games held on 9/11; 9/18 at home.  See Mrs. Utterback if you would like to volunteer.

MACC will be here 9/16 around 11 to collect dual credit payments. 

This year's Homecoming theme is "Around the World".  Dress-up days will run from Friday, September 17--Friday, September 24:

  • Friday 9/17 Wear your Homecoming T-Shirt
  • Tuesday 9/21 A Day at the Beach--school-appropriate beachwear (shirts and cover-ups).
  • Wednesday 9/22 South of the Border
  • Thursday 9/23 Dress like a tourist
  • Friday 9/24 Class colors

EAP Teacher: Winders

Lunch Today:  Mini corn dog; Cheese pizza; Peanut butter and jelly; Chicken bacon ranch salad; served with fresh garden salad, fresh fruit, chilled fruit

Opaa to go:  Popcorn chicken wrap; Bacon turkey avocado club; ham and cheese sandwich; served with chilled fruit.

Friday, September 10

V Football at home against Mark Twain at 7:00 pm. Gate Duty: Udelhoven/Hopke & Jennings/J McCurdy

Saturday, September 11

JH Softball away at Silex tournament at 3:00 pm. Bus leaves at TBA.

Monday, September 13  

Teacher Professional Development.

JH Softball at home against Silex at 5:00 pm. Gate Duty: Jensen

Tuesday, September 14

V/JV Softball at home against Elsberry at 5:00 pm. Gate Duty: Waddell

JH Football away at Wright City at 6:00 pm. Bus leaves at 3:15.

Wednesday, September 15

FFA Meeting at TBA.

Thursday, September 16

MACC on campus to collect Dual Credit fees.

JH Softball at home against Community R6 at 5:00 pm. Gate Duty: Wise

V/JV Softball away at Mark Twain at 5:00 pm. Bus leaves at 3:20 pm.

Board of Education meeting at 7:00 pm in the high school library