Archive for October, 2013

Vassar’s October Break

The Vassar students have October Break this coming week, so there will be no VAST until Monday October 21st.
Vassar students don’t have classes during October break, and many of them go home for the week.  The mentors are looking forward to coming back to VAST relaxed and refreshed after their week off.
See you back at […]

VAST Activities: Dance

The dance activity is off to a great start!
Every week, a different classroom group comes to the dance activity and works together on learning and creating different line dances.  So far, the seventh grade classrooms have gotten to try the activity.
First, we played a get-to-know-you game using different dance moves to introduce ourselves.  Before dancing, […]

First Week of VAST, 2013-14!

VAST started off on Monday, September 23 and was quite the success. All of our middle school scholars are divided into classroom groups. Each classroom has a Head Mentor, an experienced Vassar student who will supervise the scholars as they do homework with their mentors.
During the first week, Head Mentors led icebreaker games in their […]

VAST Ice Cream Social

VAST kicked off the school year with an ice cream social event at Vassar College for families to come learn about the program. We were lucky enough to get an ice cream donation from Stewart’s Shops for everyone to enjoy.
We had an incredible turnout- over 25 families came to sign up for VAST! Rachel and […]

Poughkeepsie Middle School and Vassar College working together!