Schools announce slate of year-end activities
NEEDLES — School sites are scrambling as the last two weeks of the 2018-19 year arrive with all the clustered activities that implies.
School-year-end calendars have been requested from Needles High School, Needles Middle School and Vista Colorado Elementary School. What is known so far, sorted by date:
May 15 - NHS: Fine Arts banquet, 6 p.m. at the El Garces. VCE: California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress testing for fourth grade continues. Career Fair for fifth grade.
May 16 - VCE: CAASPP testing begins for third grade, continues for fourth. Fifth grade field trip.
May 17 - NMS: Dance, 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room. VCE: CAASPP testing for third and fourth grades continues.
May 19 - NHS: Baccalaureate, 6 p.m. at the Church of Christ of Latter-day Saints.
May 20 - VCE/NMS: Fifth grade ‘Step Up’ to NMS program begins at 8:30 a.m. in the NHS auditorium. VCE: CAASPP testing for third grade continues.
May 21 - NHS: Senior Walk, line up at 8 a.m. at NHS. Walk through begins at Vista Colorado and NMS at 8:15 a.m. Spring Concert, 7 p.m., in the NHS auditorium. VCE: CAASPP testing for third grade continues.
May 22 - NHS: Sadie’s Pool Party, 8 a.m. Extended Training Center graduation luncheon, 1 p.m., at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant. VCE: CAASPP testing for third grade continues. Health Fair at the Needles Recreation Center.
May 23 - NHS: Pep assembly/Senior Send Off, 11:30 a.m. Senior trip to Magic Mountain, 1 p.m. NMS: Orientation program for incoming freshmen, 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at NHS.
May 24 - NHS: Senior check out day; all fines must be paid and service learning completed. Sadie’s Dance, 8 p.m. in the NHS gym. VCE: Kindergarten promotion exercises begin at 9 a.m. in the NHS auditorium.
May 27 - All schools recess for Memorial Day.
May 28 - NHS: Awards ceremonies begin at 6 p.m. NMS: School Spirit Day; Class Color War Day. Fourth quarter awards assembly; sixth grade begins at 1 p.m., seventh grade at 1:45.
May 29 - NHS: Graduation practice begins at 8 a.m. Sports banquet begins at 6 p.m. at the El Garces. NMS: School Spirit Day. Luau Day. VCE: Early release day, grade K-3 at 12:10; grades 4-5 at 12:30. Field Day.
May 30 - NHS: Graduation practice begins at 8 a.m. Yearbook signing in the gym. Underpass painting begins at noon. NMS: School Spirit Day. Tacky Tourist Day. Eighth grade promotion exercises begin at 7 p.m. VCE: Blue Pride assembly begins at 8:30 for grades 3-5; 9:30 for TK-2.
May 31 - NHS: Graduation begins at 8 p.m. on Branigan Field. Students must arrive by 7:30 p.m. NMS: Last day of school celebrated at the Needles Aquatic Center from 8:30 a.m. to noon. VCE: Early release, grades K-3 at 12:10; grades 4-5 at 12:30.