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Congratulations to Vanderlyn's Science Olympiad Team!

On March 18, 2017 Vanderlyn Science Olympiad Team competed in the Dekalb County Science Olympiad at Druid Hills Middle School. The Vanderlyn team clearly demonstrated their advanced “STEM-abilities” by winning the most 1st – 3rd place individual medals (eight 1st places, three 2nd places and seven 3rd places) compared to any other team in the competition. Vanderlyn students took home medals in 15 of the 25 events. While the overall team results have yet to be announced by Fernbank Science Center, we expect to be one of the top teams overall and qualify for the State Science Olympiad in May. If you see any of the team members– be sure to congratulate them on a job well done. Vanderlyn is proud of the entire team:

Advaith B., Sashk K., Rasesh J., Surya Sai Ameya M., Parth D., Mahashri R., Aditi A., Venkata Samanyu B., Abhijay V., Aritra B., Sai Varshith P., Mithun P., Kevin P., Sai Brijeswara Reddy E., Vadang D., Anushka G., Swathi MP., Viraj K., Neil S., Srihitha P., Ansh K., Sarai P., Arushi K., Clarence G., Mir Aadil H., Nikhil A., Ameer S., Henry S., Varsha R., and Owen K.



 2017-2018 Pre-K Lottery

Wednesday March 29, 2017

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Applications Accepted

1:15 p.m. Lottery Drawing (for 22 seats)

Please bring the following documentation:

- Child's ORIGINAL Birth Certificate or Passport

(Child must be 4 years of age on or before September 1, 2017)

-Proof of Residence

(Current Month's Gas, Water or Electric bill or Signed Lease)

- Parent's Photo Identification

You may only participate in the lottery at your home school that serves your address.

Visit the Dekalb County School District’s website to determine your home school.



Field Day T-shirts: Final Opportunity to Order


The order for field day t-shirts will be placed very soon.  We  strongly encourage every student to have a shirt to celebrate this fun-filled day of Viking Pride!  Don't miss your last chance to purchase a t-shirt. 
If you did not order a shirt for your child at the beginning of the school year and would still like to order a shirt, please click here for the order form.  Complete the form and return it to the front office with your payment by Friday, March 24.  The t-shirts are $5 each. Please send cash or a check made out to “Vanderlyn PTO.”  If you aren't sure if you ordered a shirt, please click here to check on your previous orders.
Questions? Contact Betsy Branam.

 Yearbooks still for sale 


Yearbooks are available for $35.  As a reminder, yearbooks were not available for purchase through Membership Tool Kit at the beginning of the year. They need to be ordered separately online. All orders need to be placed through Jostens. Please click here to order your yearbook. If you are unsure if you ordered a yearbook, please contact Lisa Guggenheim.   

Photos needed!

Photos are still needed for the yearbook especially from spirit nights, class performances, and grade level candid pictures.  Please upload photos through the ReplayIt website. Please click here for uploading instructions.

 Kindergarten Round Up

Thursday, April 13 from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

What: Kindergarten pre-registration (2017-2018 school year). **

When: Thursday April 13, 2017 - 8:00 – 10:00 am - Classroom visit for children only

Who: Parents and children in the Vanderlyn school district. Children must be age 5 or older on or before September 1, 2017 and reside in the Vanderlyn attendance district.

Please bring the following documents with you:

Student Registration Packet*

Household Registration Packet*

Also bring originals and copies of the following:

  • Proof of residency- Utility bill (power, water or gas), Signed

     Lease or Deed                 

  • Child’s certified birth certificate or passport
  • Child’s Social Security card  (Waivers are available)
  • Immunization Form 3231 with 2nd Varicella
  • Vision-Hearing-Dental Form 3300
  • Parent’s photo ID

*For your convenience the Registration Packets, both Household and Student packets, are available to print off from the Dekalb County School website (www.dekalb.k12.ga.us) that you can complete before you come to Vanderlyn.

**If your child was born outside the United States and NEW to Dekalb County Schools, you will need to register them at the International Welcome Center before coming to Vanderlyn.  For more information call the International Welcome Center at 678-676-6602.


PTO Meeting

April 13, 2:30 p.m. 

Join us for our final PTO meeting of the year on Thursday, April 13 at 2:30 p.m. in the Media Center. We will be electing our Executive Committee Officers for the 2017-2018 school year.




Night of the Arts

April 13, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Our special area teachers will be in the spotlight on this special night where we showcase and highlight our special area teachers their subjects. Some highlights include: Ms. Taylor's dancers dance through the decades, Mr. Green's singers soar to new notes, and Mrs. Wortham will showcase artwork from all students at Vanderlyn. Come watch, listen, look, and support your special area teachers!