For the first time in Vandegrift’s history, the school will have a homecoming dance hosted by the Legacies dance team.
“Kids and parents have asked for a Vandegrift Homecoming Dance since the school opened 11 years ago, but there were obstacles that discouraged support,” said Jill Wingrove, homecoming dance chair and mom of twin senior girls.
When nearly 2,800 Vandegrift High School students started the 2019-2020 school year a month ago, the district-wide technology overhaul and ensuing problems left days of confusion for many Vipers. VHS counselors and other key staffers were in overdrive mode for nearly a week resolving the technology blip that caused errors in student schedules.
The Viper community responded and about a dozen volunteers supported VHS through the problem. Most of the volunteers would stay longer than their two to three hour shifts because they just saw the need to be there, said Carla George, the parent of a senior student, who coordinated the assistance.