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VAASA
Instructor: Mrs. Waranis (Student Assistance Counselor)   
Varsity Athletes Above Substance Abuse
(open to students in grades 9 through 12 who play varsity athletics at Westerly High School.  All members are committed to being substance free.  VAASA members lead by example in the classroom, on the playing fields, and in their social lives)
Announcements
VAASA students attend annual conference at NE Tech
VAASA gets certified in Prevention
vaasa new member interview day
VAASA CONDUCTED IT'S NEW MEMBER INTERVIEW DAY ON 11/18 AS WE PROUDLY INDUCTED OUR NEWEST MEMBERS INTO THE GROUP







2015/2016 VAASA
ALL VAASA MEMBERS ARE REQUIRED TO DO 1
PRESENTATION PER YEAR.
THE FRESHMAN PRESENTATIONS BEGIN DECEMBER 21ST.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SIGNED UP TO PRESENT IN ORDER TO KEEP YOU VAASA STATUS ACTIVE.


THE OFFICIAL 2016 VAASA LIST
WILL BE POSTED BY JANUARY 6TH
THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO APPLIED

first vaasa meeting and vaasa conference
Welcome to VAASA 2015 ~ 2016

All new applicants will be called to Guidance on 10/26 and 10/27 to accept their admission into VAASA

VAASA meeting for new and returning VAASA members will be held on
10/28 at 9:15 in the Ward Auditorium


2015 VAASA CONFERENCE ~ NOVEMBER 24TH 2015
VAASA PLEDGE DAY
On December 17th VAASA inducted its newest members by celebrating pledge day. All members made their annual commitment to being substance free student athletes here at WHS
VAASA club pictures and save the date

Our VAASA club pictures are at 8:30 on Thursday 12/4.
Spread the word so that we are all there!


PLEDGE DAY WILL BE HELD ON 12/17 IN THE WARD AUDITORIUM.
ALL ACTIVE VAASA MEMBERS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND.


congrats to our 2015 trained VAASA group
PERMISSION SLIPS FOR VAASA CONFERENCE DUE 11/20
introducing VAASA 2014-2015:
Austin Alex 12
Chen Serenity 12
Day Taylor 12
deGrooth Brittany 12
DeSarro Sam 12
Douglas Margo 12
Garvey Sarah 12
Gilluly Kellie 12
Hanssen Michelle 12
Lamphere Taylor 12
Matczak Betsey 12
McCormick Billy 12
McCormick Kyra 12
McLaughlin Maddy 12
Montalto Catherine 12
Morrone Julianna 12
Norris Terrell 12
Senior Julie 12
Sisco Carlie 12
Tiedemann Kerry 12
Tucker Alisha 12
Walker Lindsay 12
Calitri Benjamin 11
Crawford Meghan 11
Dean Christian 11
Dobson TJ 11
Hurley Mary 11
Hyman Zachary 11
Iacoi Sydney 11
Imbruglio Christina 11
Ingalls Lucas 11
Kaufman Isaac 11
Kuzmic Joey 11
Luther Amy 11
Mahoney Evan 11
Orr Elizabeth 11
Palma Emily 11
Phelps Rachel 11
Piccolo Joseph 11
Roy Emily 11
Walker Mark 11
Burr Michaela 10
DeGiacomo Austin 10
Goodman Hope 10
Haik Alisa 10
Harold Rees 10
Koppeman Lani 10
McCormick Molly 10
Mello Joey 10
Montalto Emily 10
Murdock Abigail 10
Plante Morgan 10
Riley Olivia 10
Rohdin Ericka 10
Roy Megan 10
Burr Randi 9
Busch Dakota 9
Gates Taber 9
Letizio Elizabeth 9
Perrin Megan 9
Ritacco Natalie 9
Sisco Emilee 9
Trolan Kayla 9
new recruits and updates for 2014
  • This year we have over 74 members applying to be in VAASA. ​All applications are being screened.
  • we will have our annual PLEDGE DAY on December 17th to welcome all new members ~ please check back for details.
  • THE ANNUAL VAASA STATE CONFERENCE WILL TAKE PLACE ON NOVEMBER 25TH AT NEW ENGLAND TECH IN EAST GREENWICH. LIMIT TO ATTEND: 30 VAASA MEMBERS ~ UPPER CLASSMAN WILL BE INVITED TO ATTEND.
VAASA 2015/2105
VAASA HAS JUST COMPLETED ITS SENIOR PRESENTATIONS IN FRESHMAN 101!!!! NICE JOB SENIORS


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prom promise
VAASA will be hosting the PROM PROMISE beginning April 2nd.

WHAT IS THE PROM PROMISE?
WHS STUDENTS WILL BE ASKED TO SIGN A PROMISE TO STAY SOBER ON PROM NIGHT~ PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ENTERED INTO A RAFFLE TO WIN PRIZES FOR FLOWERS, NAIL SALONS, HAIR SALONS, RESTAURANTS, ETC.

VAASA ~ we need help to make this a reality!

  • we are in search of 26 volunteers to take place in a DRUNK DRIVING STATISTIC DAY
  • we will be asking local businesses for donations
  • we are in search of good youtube videos about prom promise
  • we will be doing a twitter feed, instagram post, etc promoting prom promise
  • we will be designing posters and table cards for prom promise
IF YOU ARE IN VAASA AND WOULD LIKE TO HELP WITH ANY OF THESE EVENTS PLEASE SEE MRS. W ASAP!!!!





VAASA MEETING

Our next VAASA meeting will be on April 2nd in the cafeteria during advisory!
VAASA MEETING


We are no longer accepting VAASA applications for this school year.  If you are interested in applying the next application period will be in the fall of 2014.

NEXT VAASA MEETING:
JANUARY 8TH

WE WILL BEGIN WRITING THE MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETES THE ABOVE THE INFLUENCE LETTERS

VAASA MEETING

VAASA will be meeting Wednesday 12/11 at 9:30 in the cafeteria!!!

  • Welcome newest members
  • I'M CALLING OUT ACTIVITY
  • T SHIRT DESIGN
INTRODUCING VAASA 2013/2014
WE WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE WHS'S VAASA GROUP 2013/2014
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS:

DANIELLE GILLULY 12
CATHERINE LABRIOLA 12
JOHANA MILLS 12
KERI PRINGER 12
SERENITY CHEN 11
BRITTANY DEGROOTH 11
SAM DESARRO 11
MARGO DOUGLAS 11
SARAH GARVEY 11
KELLIE GILLULY 11
MICHELLE HANSSEN 11
JULIANNA MORRONE 11
BETSY MATCZAK 11
BILLY MCCORMICK 11
KYRA MCCORMICK 11
MADDY MCLAUGHLIN 11
CATHERINE MONTALTO 11
TERRELL NORRIS 11
JULIE SENIOR 11
CARLIE SISCO 11
KERRY TIEDEMANN 11
LINDSAY WALKER 11
MEGHAN CRAWFORD 10
CHRISTIAN DEAN 10
TJ DOBSON 10
ZACHARY HYMAN 10
LUCAS INGALLS 10
ISAAC KAUFMAN 10
EVAN MAHONEY 10
ELIZABETH ORR 10
EMILY  PALMA 10
RACHEL PHELPS 10
JOSEPH PICCOLO 10
EMILY  ROY 10
AUDRA ARSENAULT 9
MICHAELA BURR 9
AUSTIN DEGIACOMO 9
EMMA GIVENS 9
ALISA HAIK 9
REES HAROLD 9
LANI KOPPERMANN 9
MOLLY MCCORMICK 9
MORGAN PLANTE 9
MEGAN ROY 9


SAVE THE DATE:  NOVEMBER 22ND
STATE VAASA CONFERENCE IN NORTH KINGSTOWN, RHODE ISLAND
vaasa
VAASA 2013/2014
VARSITY ATHLETES ABOVE SUBSTANCE ABUSE


PLEASE CHOOSE ONE...
(A) I AM UNDER THE INFLUENCE
(B) I AM ABOVE THE INFLUENCE
(C) I AM THE INFLUENCE
IF YOU ANSWERED C THEN VAASA WANTS YOU!

  • Are you a Varsity Athlete?
  • Have you committed to a substance free lifestyle because that is just who you are?
  • Do you know that your committment can influence those around you?
  • Are you interested in making a difference on your sports teams, in your school, and in your community ~ just be being "you"?
  • Did you know that there are 300 other exceptional student athletes throughout RI who are selected to be part of VAASA? (and that these students all come together once a year at the annual conference in RI)
The 2013/2014 Westerly High School VAASA IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE that we will be accepting applications for new members beginning in October 1st, 2013.

See Mrs. Waranis (student assistance counselor)
for more information on how to apply


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"This is what keeps me above the influence.
Practice, practice, practice, homework, practice, competition, and no time for drugs or alcohol"
~VAASA SWIMMER~







"These are the things I love. Swimming, Poetry, Volleyball, Tennis, Nature"
~VAASA athlete~



"Playing Above the Influence"
~VAASA baseball~


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