At Vieau School, a wide variety of extracurricular activities are offered for students. Extracurricular activities allow students to expand their horizons, develop their talents and become well-rounded learners. These activities provide students with the skills needed to interact in a group setting, allowing them to work comfortably and confidently with their peers.
Community Learning Center
Our Community Learning Center (CLC) offers after-school academic help and enrichment. Students receive additional assistance with their homework and involve themselves in recreational activities.
Fine Arts Programs and Activities
For students who want to focus on their fine arts skills, Vieau offers musical instrument lessons and opportunities to join dancing groups. By participating in a residency at The Skylight Opera, students may develop their musical talent, composition skills and stage presence. Currently, students may enhance their dance skills by joining the Vieau School Dancers, a group that focuses on folk-style dance and performs at various community events, such as Mexican Fiesta. Students may also participate in Ballroom and Tap Dancing. The Ballroom Dancers at Vieau have been featured in nationally recognized American Girl Magazine for their performance in the Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap competition. A variety of partnerships exist within the Vieau community that provide students with opportunities to develop their fine arts skills.
Vieau School has a one to one ratio of computer devices to students. The Vieau School staff realizes the importance of preparing students for a world that is globally connected through technology. A Computer Lab is available for Grades K5-5. All students learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Lab. Vieau has a state-of-the-art Media Center offering an extensive collection of reading materials as well as computer access for all students. All classrooms have document camers and SMART BOARDS.
By joining a sports team at Vieau School, students stay physically fit. They also learn to cooperate with team members and work together to achieve a common goal. Students may join the following sports teams at Vieau:
- Soccer (Gr. 3-8)
- Volleyball (Gr. 5-8)
- Basketball (Gr. 5-8)
- Track (Gr. 5-8)
- Softball (Gr. 5-8)
- Flag football (Gr. 5-8)
- Girls on the Run (Gr. 3-5)
Drug, Alcohol and Violence Prevention Programs
Vieau School provides a variety of drug, alcohol and violence prevention programs that educate students on making safe and healthy choices. Students may participate in any of the following programs to enhance their knowledge on drugs, alcohol and violence prevention:
- Just Say No – Drug/Alcohol and Tobacco Resistance Skills (Grade 4)
- Restrative Justice Cirles (K-8)
- Peace Program (4, 5, 6, 7)
- Life Skills – Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug Resistance Skills (Grades 6-8)
- TATU – Teens Against Tobacco Use (Grades 6-8)
- Learning for Life – Character Development (Grades K-8)
- Steps to Respect – Anti-Bullying and Violence Prevention (Grades 4-5)
- Conflict Resolution (Grades 5-8)
- Human Growth and Development (Grades K-8)
- Baby Think It Over – Teen Pregnancy Prevention (Grade 8)
- Talking about Touchiing (K-3)
- Red Ribbon Week (K-8)
Educational and Enrichment Opportunities
At Vieau School, a variety of educational and enrichment opportunities exist to help students achieve further academic success.
- Multicultural Programs
- Junior Achievement Educational Programs (Grades K-8)
- National Junior Honor Society (Grades 7-8)
- Student Council
- Career Fair
- Educational field trips
- Book Fairs
- School Field Day
- Camp Matawa (Grade 5)
- Community Service Projects
- Homework Helpers
- Enrichment Hour
- MAP Testing
- Reading is Fundamental (RIF) Book Distribution
- Helen Bader Foundation – Homework First Program
- Plaza Comunitaria – see Bilingual Programs
Specialty programs at Vieau School allow our students to receive the extra attention they deserve in order to master their classroom skills. The following programs exist that students may increase their knowledge:
- P-5 Program
- High Scope All-Day Five-Year-Old Kindergarten
- Title 1 School-wide Program
- Goethel Library/Media Center
All students, staff and families are encouraged to use the Goethel Library/Media Center to locate, gather and retrieve information. The library contains more than 13,000 items for check out, including more than 20 magazine titles, 1,000 videos and 10,000 books. Spanish language materials comprise more than 15% of the collection.
The library includes an instructional area with seating for 36 individuals, a projection system with a document camera, a VCR/DVD player and a networked computer. The Lyles Story Corner is an additional instructional area for kindergarten and first grade students that includes risers and accommodates up to 30 students. The library has more than 15 networked computers for staff or student use. Other items include a laminator and an Ellison work station for cutouts.
Crafts from all over the world decorate the library, which is named after Glenn Goethel, Media Specialist, Library Project Manager and volunteer at Vieau School for more than 20 years.