Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy (VSSA) provides a rigorous college preparatory academic program while supporting the athletic and personal goals of our students. In partnership with Ski & Snowboard Club Vail and the Eagle County School District, VSSA facilitates the attainment of our students’ dreams by offering challenging academics, flexible scheduling, and individualized attention.
Substance Abuse Prevention for Parent's
September 29 4-5:30
ASM: Black Netzeband: Renewable Energy
Re-take Picture Day
Fall Break ~ No School October 16-20
ASM: Dr. Jon Kedrowski: Nepal/Everest
CANCELLED: Parent's Day October 26 To streamline and lessen the impact on families, we are canceling Parent's Day.
Parent Teacher Conferences October 27 & 28
Lower School 4:00-5:30pm
Upper School 8:00-11:00pm
Winter Schedule Begins
ASM: Veteran's Day Assembly
November 11, 5pm
Thanksgiving Break ~ No School
ASM: Tom Kelly ~ VP USSA Communications
December 17 & 18
Holiday Break ~ No School
December 21-January 4
Parent Presentation Tuesday September 29th
Don’t Drink the Punch: Answering The Big Questions On September 29th from 4-5:30, VSSA will be hosting a parent presentation on drug prevention. The lecture will be geared to middle and high school parents but all are welcome to attend. The title of the lecture is: Don’t Drink the Punch: Answering The Big Questions. Parents will leave with information to help answer some questions on how to talk to your kids about drugs and alcohol, when to start the conversation and what they can do to support their student in navigating the "party scene". For more details and for a bio on the presenter check out the attachment. We strongly encourage parents to attend this event. Please contact Ms. Whitney with any questions.
October 4th 10am-2pm @ Aspen High School Why Go? Because it will be a great chance to meet Admissions Officers from over 200 colleges and universities! This is the largest and most well-attended college fair on the Colorado Western Slope. No college bound student should miss it! If any students need a ride please contact Charlene Whitney by September 25th.
Check out the rest of the website for details on lodging, parking and other stuff to do while you’re there. Also check out the schedule of workshops. Learn about scholarships and paying for college, essay writing, planning ahead, international school options, NCAA, military schools, standardized test prep and getting into more highly selective schools. Click here to learn how students should prepare for the fair beforehand.
Hello VSSA's wonderful parents,
Please consider signing up to bring a treat and a small gift ($15 limit) to a VSSA teacher or staff member on their birthday (*summer birthdays will be celebrated on their half birthday). Please attach an appreciative card signed "From The VSSA PTA".
You will receive an email reminder 4 days before the birthday.
THANK YOU SO MUCH! VSSA PTA
Are you a middle or high school student who's making a difference through volunteering? If so you should apply for the 2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Award and you could win $1000 ad a trip Washington DC next May. Complete the application and the student/parent agreement byNovember 3, 2015. To apply click here. If you are applying print or email the "certification" page and provide it to Ms. Whitney so she can help with next steps.
LGM's project is a Finalist The race is on! Vote now for great public art and architecture in Colorado!
The Town of Minturn’s Eagle River Park Restroom Project has been selected as a Cintas top ten finalist in their annual “America’s Best Restroom Contest!” The concept is the product the Town of Minturn, LaN Architecture - Monika Wittig, LGM and Noble Welding. The team came together to produce “functional art” that’s already captured community attention!
"Our public restrooms prove how great it is to combine art, architecture and creativity. It changes moods, places and people,” said Janet Hawkinson, director of design and construction for the public restroom project. “It would be the best to win the contest and show the country what can be accomplished when everyone works together to create something truly memorable, as we did in small town Minturn!"
Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy
10th Mountain Division Memorial Highway
1 Academy Loop
PO Box 369
Minturn, CO 81645