BIG BUC'S BRAG BOARD

NURSE HELPERS

BIG BUC'S BRAG BOARD nominations today come from Nurse Regina Peddy at VJHS.
"I'm nominating Crystal Williams, VJH nurse assistant, VJHS library staff Lisa Martin and Ami Lange, and VISD nurses Jennifer Stanley, Theresa Willis, Teaka Snell, Sharla Cormier, and paraprofessional DeErin Gau. These people always go above and beyond. I was sick on a day scheduled for screenings on my campus. Instead of cancelling, they carried on and the day went off smooth as butter. I'm blessed to work with such amazing people, to know that when I'm ill or can't be there, they are willing and able to make it work without me so I don't have to worry about my kids. Thank you all! You're awesome!"

 

VJH STUDENTS

BIG BUC'S BRAG BOARD says "Way to go" to the VJHS students who collected about 1,000 canned goods to aid Vidor residents this holiday season. The cans will go to the United Christian Care Center. The students voted and met their goal, so they got to 'pie' principal Aaron Herrington and teachers Sierra Maynard and Courtney Rhodus at both A and B lunches.
"Happy to help give back to the wonderful town that does so much for us," says Rhodus. Brags to Mr. Herrington, Ms. Maynard and Ms. Rhodus as well. You are good sports!

TAMMY TAYLOR

BIG BUC'S BRAG BOARD goes to Vidor Junior High this morning to recognize teacher and NJHS sponsor TAMMY TAYLOR. The National Junior Honor Society has a huge part to play in the Vidor Junior High's Veteran's Day program. Mrs. Taylor makes sure everything is on point, honoring our veterans with respect and professionalism. She is also seen by other teachers as a fabulous mentor and leader. Congrats, Mrs. Taylor! Good job!

JAMES MCDOWELL

BIG BUC'S BRAG BOARD recognizes VHS Principal Mr. James McDowell this morning.
"Oak Forest Kindergarten teachers would like to brag on Mr. James McDowell for taking time out of his busy schedule to come and visit with our kids about Veteran's Day! He read them a story, showed off his old uniform, and shared some photos with our students. They were mesmerized! Thanks again Mr. McDowell, and thank you for your service!! "

BRAYDEN BAILEY
JESSICA SESSIONS

BIG BUC'S BRAG BOARD is at VMS 6th grade this morning. ELA teacher Jammie Bertrand nominates the first ever student and parent for the Brag Board, and this is what she has to say:
I would like to nominate Brayden Bailey and his mother Jessica Sessions. Jessica and Brayden purchased books on our classroom wish list through Scholastic. They purchased these books and donated them to our classroom library for all students to enjoy. I cannot thank them enough for helping me be able to spread the love of reading by adding new and engaging books to read. There is already a waiting list on the "I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967" book. I love seeing the excitement that new books bring to the classroom."

 

TALHA EHSAN

BIG BUC'S BRAG BOARD is at Vidor High School, where Mrs. Barney has nominated TALHA EHSAN.
"Today was one of the coolest classes I've had so far. In my 4th period, my exchange student Talha Ehsan from Pakistan gave a presentation on his country and hometown for International Education Week. He let everyone wave little flags, talked about his favorite foods and things to do at home, and he even gifted me with my very own Shayla, a headscarf worn by the women in his province. I am so proud of Talha and how much he has grown and learned in the short time he’s been in the US."

FLOYD PETER

BIG BUC'S BRAG BOARD is at Vidor Elementary this morning, where teacher Stacy Harbour has nominated a deserving person. Read on!
"I would like to nominate our hall custodian, Floyd Peter, at VE to the board. He always works so hard and has a smile on his face for everyone. After a long day with the kids here at school, here he comes to brighten our day, and cleans our rooms so well. Way to go Mr. Floyd! You are appreciated."

REESE BONIN

BIG BUC'S BRAG BOARD visited Vidor High School today to recognize junior REESE BONIN, who was nominated by 11th grade counselor Mrs. Katie Williams. Reese was chosen to attend the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston this past summer. Stay tuned to your local newspapers for the full story. Congratulations, Reese! Vidor ISD is proud of your representation of our town and state.

LAYDN SANDERS

BIG BUC'S BRAG BOARD recognizes LAYDN SANDERS in Mrs. Jacobs 4th grade class at Oak Forest Elementary. Laydn was extremely helpful to a substitute teacher when Mrs. Jacobs had to be out at the last minute. He helped the sub with the schedule, the order of the lesson, and the procedures for the day. The sub left a note shining a spotlight on his amazing behavior!

CAROLYN WEDGEWORTH
KYRA DAY

BIG BUC'S BRAG BOARD is at Oak Forest Elementary today, where Sheena Kincheloe nominated principal Carolyn Wedgeworth and assistant principal Kyra Day.
"I would like to recognize Mrs. Wedgeworth and Mrs. Day for being at the parent drop off every single morning in the heat, cold, dark and even in the poring rain... like this morning! Those ladies opened the truck door with an umbrella and a smile, as they stood soaking wet in rubber boots. Oak Forest has the best morning crew. Thank you to all who make the line go fast and help the students get into school safely!"

 

PINE FOREST

BIG BUC'S BRAG BOARD GOES TO PINE FOREST THIS MORNING.
"Shout out to Dr. Killgo and Mr. Clark for being such great sports and showing their dedication for the Pine Forest students by not only volunteering for the Dunking Booth but being covered with Silly String by the PreK teachers, as well! Two awesome leaders for our school and community!" They were nominated by teacher Tonya George.

 

Chief Mike Sanchez

BIG BUC'S BRAG BOARD gives a shout out to our Police Chief Mike Sanchez and his staff. He was nominated by the school nurses.
"VISD nurses would like to recognize Chief Mike Sanchez for his dedication to the safety of all our kids and staff. Thanks for your willingness to put yourself in the line of fire to protect us all. Thanks also to all VISD police officers for their service to VISD!!"

HALEY SEYMOUR

BIG BUC'S BRAG BOARD is at Vidor High School this afternoon. This nomination comes from first year teacher Alexandra Poteet Barney.
"I'd like to nominate Haley Seymour, 12th grade secretary at VHS for the Brag Board. She may only have one title, but she wears so many hats around here! Everyone knows they can ask her for just about anything, and if for some reason she can't do it, she'll know just what direction to point you in. Haley is a great friend and coworker, and is dedicated to spreading Pirate Pride! Thank you for all you do Haley. You are so loved and appreciated!"

MICKI LOAR

BIG BUC'S BRAG BOARD visit VISD administration this morning to recognize Business Office employee Micki Loar.
Micki is always calm and kind and helpful. She handles a lot of things at once, including all the funds that the district has acquired to help with counseling and other Harvey-related purchases. Micki keeps a lot of balls in the air at one time! Thanks, Micki, for the great job you do!

PAYTON PEDDY

BIG BUC'S BRAG BOARD is at Oak Forest Elementary today. Teacher Cherrise Fawcett has nomintaed Payton Peddy.She says,"I’d like to brag on Payton Peddy! She was chosen to be my “Super Student” for the week and wear the super cape! Payton is special because she is always kind, works hard, and makes all A’s despite suffering from a chronic illness called Cystic Fibrosis. Payton recently had surgery and we missed her for a few weeks, but she returned and picked right back up on her lessons. Her favorite subject is Reading and she loves ballet class.

 

HEATHER WATSON

BIG BUC'S BRAG BOARD is busy today. We have an anonymous nomination.Heather Watson, our Curriculum Coordinator for ELAR/SS, does an outstanding job of supporting our teachers in the classroom. She goes above and beyond to ensure our teachers have the resources and support they need to effectively teach all the students in the district. She works tirelessly to achieve the instructional goals that Dr. Killgo and the board have set forth for our district. She is truly an asset to our teachers and students! Congratulations!

Wesley Devaney
Nathan Brown

Mrs. Sherry Peddy, Head Custodian at Oak Forest Elementary, would like to nominate 3rd graders, Wesley Devaney (left) and Nathan Brown for Big Buc's Brag Board. They found that someone had left the water running in the sinks of the boys restroom and had thrown paper towels all over the floor. These two young men took it upon themselves to clean up the mess for our campus. They are both in Mrs. Wilson's third grade classThank you boys! Way to go!

Mrs. Winn's Class
OFE

BIG BUC'S BRAG BOARD goes to Oak Forest Elementary School second grade today. Ms. Winn nominated her entire class for some kudos. Here is what she has to say:
"I would like to brag about my whole class!! Ms. Winn’s class has had awesome behavior when walking in the halls! On three different occasions, I have had other students from other second grade classes compliment how quiet they were in the halls. I have had a substitute in the library say they were the best class in the whole school. Lastly, when I was walking my students to PE I overheard the security officer tell another teacher how quiet Ms Winn’s class always is when walking in the hall. This makes my heart happy!???? I’m so proud of my students and proud to be their teacher!! Keep up the good work!!"

 

Paislee Miller

BIG BUC'S BRAD BOARD goes to Pine Forest today.
Whitney Richard of Vannah Baby Designs held a 'Be Kind and Design' contest on Facebook. Paislee came up with this sweet design and won!! Coach Powell from Pine Forest is shown here with Paislee, wearing that awesome design!

Javier Espinoza &
Brenda Dinh

BIG BUC'S BRAG BOARD is giving a shout out to the students in Mrs. Mary Wajert's math classes at Vidor High School this morning. They were all given the same assignment and information, yet were amazingly creative in making their projects. Some representatives are pictured here, but all of the students in Pre AP Algebra II and Pre Ap Pre Calculus are to be commended. Great things are happening at Vidor High School!

Michael Hyden

BIG BUC'S BRAG BOARD is happy for Pine Forest teacher Mrs. Karen Richardson's nomination. She says, "I am nominating Michael because one day, Mrs. Maxwell, a teacher at PFE, took her special needs students out to recess in order for them to gain social skills. At the same time, third grade was out on the playground at recess. Michael Hyden, in Mrs. Richardson’s third grade homeroom, took it upon himself to take one of these special needs children around during recess, helping him play, swing, etc. Mrs. Maxwell said that Michael patiently helped the student interact with others. Michael gave up his entire recess doing this, without even having been asked to do so." Mrs. Richardson says that Michael is a model student and a gentleman at all times, setting fine examples for other students. “He is a joy to teach, and I am proud of his altruism.” Way to go, Michael! Vidor ISD is proud of you!

 

JASON WHITMIRE

BIG BUC'S BRAG BOARD recognizes VHS custodian Jason Whitmire, who was nominated by Nurse Deana Bunting. "He is always smiling and happy and helpful," says the nurse. "He is so very nice and hard-working, and he has a helping spirit." Congratulations, Jason!

CHRISSY WHATLEY

VJHS nurse Regina Peddy nominated CHRISSY WHATLEY (VJHS receptionist) and CAROL BYRD (VHS receptionist). "These ladies work super hard EVERY DAY pulling double duty working as receptionist for their own campus plus they each work for a VMS grade. With the craziness of Homecoming week and special events, this always gets crazier and they just smile through it! So, KUDOS and a big shout out to these terrific people!!"

CAROL BYRD

VJHS nurse Regina Peddy nominated CHRISSY WHATLEY (VJHS receptionist) and CAROL BYRD (VHS receptionist). "These ladies work super hard EVERY DAY pulling double duty working as receptionist for their own campus plus they each work for a VMS grade. With the craziness of Homecoming week and special events, this always gets crazier and they just smile through it! So, KUDOS and a big shout out to these terrific people!!"

JANA CASH

BIG BUC'S BRAG BOARD recognizes JANA CASH this morning. She is fabulous at keeping the website maintained, patient at training us in new technology, and makes fabulous video presentations. Just check out her Homecoming film on the VISD website!

PENNY SINGLETON

BIG BUC'S BRAG BOARD today recognizes Career and Technology Education director Penny Singleton. Her anonymous nominator says this, "Mrs. Singleton has been CTE director for at least fifteen years. She took a program that needed revitalizing and did just that, created about twenty courses in which students can become trained or even certified for careers after high school, and began churning out success stories. Not only that, but she was named CTE Director of the Year for the State of Texas this summer. Vidor ISD is blessed and fortunate to have Penny Singleton at the helm of our Career and Technology Education program."