Vicksburg High School

IMG_0332PRESS: VHS Safety Awareness Day focuses on Seatbelts and Drinking

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Activities planned at Vicksburg High School this year include:

 Back to School Activities

  • Have a community member speak with students about safe Homecoming.
  • Have police department talk about bullying and social media safety.

America’s Safe School Week (October 20-24, 2014)

  • Have SRO speak to student body about importance of letting administrators know is something is about to happen and how to protect themselves if a school shooting occurs.

National Youth Violence Prevention Week (March 23-27, 2015)

  • Member of Vicksburg Police Department will speak about dangers of IMG_0324domestic violence.
  • Representative from Children’s’ Shelter will discuss child abuse.

 National Youth Traffic Safety Month (May)

  • May 21st at graduation students will hear about the dangers of driving while under the influence and texting while driving.  Students will also be asked to wear ribbons to remind them of these things.
  • Announcements will be made about statistics on texting while driving.
  • Allstate rep will talk about texting while driving and importance of wearing seat belts.
  • Community agency will speak to teens about DUI.
  • Host an DUI goggle activity. 

Activities during other times of the school year:IMG_0329

  • On January 26-January 29 from 8:3–9:00 hosted the First Annual Anti-Violence Conference. The conference will take place at Vicksburg High School in room 009. The speaker was Bernice Murphy and she was phenomenal. The students really enjoyed her.
  • Students will attend VHS Prom Safety Awareness Day in the school auditorium on February 27th, 2015-They will listen to guest speakers discuss the dangers of driving under the influence, teen dating violence, and texting while driving.  After the program, members of the community will set up tables during lunch so that students will have an opportunity to gain more knowledge about drunk driving, safe place and seat belt safety.
  • Students will receive training on social media safety, bullying, anger management and driving safety.
  • Students will make posters to raise awareness against bullying, teen dating violence and texting while driving.

The advisor at Vicksburg High School is Dr. Tameka Henderson.