Archive for Misc.

Interviewing Shamara

I asked my friend Shamara some interview questions. Here are her answers.
-Shamara lives in Poughkeepsie, New York.
– She loves the food in Poughkeepsie, New York.
-She hates the schools in Poughkeepsie,New York .
-She lives with her brother, cat, mom,  grandpa and grandma.
-Her middle is Ameena.
-Her middle name means he who defines truth and honesty. Her uncle […]

Interviewing Kayla

Kayla is from Plainfield Illinois. She came to visit Vassar because she liked the campus. She lives with both of her parents and her two sisters. She is the middle child. Her favorite book in middle school was the hunger games. Her middle name is Danielle.
Her role model is her mom. She was her first teacher. If she was […]

Interviewing Westin

Allays: Where are you from?
Westin: I’m from Connecticut
A: Where do you wish to go?
W: I wish to go to China
A: What do you like to do in your free time?
W: I like to run in my free time
A: If you could be any animal what would you be and why?
W: A cat because they do […]

Interviewing Aalliyah


Westin: If it was your birthday, what kind of dessert would you l want at your party?
Aallliyah: Cookies and cream ice cream cake.
W: What part of school do you like the best?
A: Gym, because I get to hang out with my friends. Right now  we are playing scatter dodgeball
W: What kind of  things do  you […]

Cafeteria Food by Mya Finch

Cafeteria food is really nasty. I don’t think that you should feed people that food .They need to step up their game . FOOD SHOULD BE GOOD FOR KIDS! We should have french fries,Better sandwiches,and better drinks. That’s why I think we should have better food in the cafeteria.
By Mya Finch, 6th grade

Cafeteria Food by Gianna Shaw

I hate cafeteria food when I am in school.  It’s just not good! It’s not good because the way it tastes is bad. When I get to VAST, it’s good because its better than the cafeteria food. But i bring money for extra snacks because I’m always hungry.  I think that PMS should get better […]

Choaib’s Day at VAST

Today my mentor wasn’t here, but I found two people who wanted to play Uno with me. I won two games. We had fun and laughed. I brought my science project, and everyone was giving me compliments. I had finished my homework at lunch, so I didn’t have to work on it.
– By Choaib Hadine, […]

VAST Activities: Squash and Volleyball

On 10/10/14, the VAST Scholars came to Kenyon Hall at Vassar College to play volleyball and squash. The scholars were split into two groups, with girls playing squash and boys playing volleyball. Thanks to the Vassar coaches and players of the squash and volleyball teams for teaching and playing with our scholars!

Vassar Spring Break (Spring 2014)

VAST is on break right now as the Vassar students are on their 2-week spring vacation. The program will start back up again on Monday, March 24.
Last Monday before our vacation started, our scholars finished their homework early and got to play basketball in the school gym for the last half hour of VAST. Check […]

Achieving High Honors

Poughkeepsie Middle School has released the Honor Roll list for first quarter! Most of our scholars made the honor roll this quarter. That is a huge achievement and a great way to start off the school year. Check out the chart below to see how many of our students are listed on the honor roll.

6th […]

VAST Appreciations

Before Thanksgiving break, VAST took some time to think about how we can thank each other and ourselves for all the hard work we have done. Scholars and mentors traced their hands and wrote a “THANK YOU” message to put on the poster below. They could choose to either thank someone else in the program […]

VAST Celebrations (Spring 2013)

To celebrate the end of the 2012-2013 school year, VAST had two final celebrations.
On May 6, the last day of VAST, we had an 8th Grade Graduation ceremony. We handed out certificates to the 6th and 7th graders to thank them for participating in VAST this year, and we gave special certificates to the 8th […]

Poughkeepsie Middle School and Vassar College working together!