On behalf of the staff and students at Francis Vigo Elementary School, home of the Vigo Bullldogs, I welcome you to our website. Vigo is one of four elementary schools in the Vincennes Community School Corporation. We have classes from full-day Kindergarten through fifth grade with an enrollment of 360 students.
The VCSC mission as well as Vigo School is to provide Educational Excellence Everyday.
Teachers at every grade level follow the VCSC curriculum calendar and maps to provide rigorous daily instruction based on the Common Core State Standards and Indiana Academic Standards. These high expectations ensure that our students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be life-long learners and become career and college ready.
We offer technology in all classrooms to maximize learning for all. First through fifth grade classrooms are host to Promethean Boards and document cameras used to provide interactive learning experiences. Vigo has three mobile Macintosh labs that are used daily in grades 3-5 and a fourth lab available to all K-2 classes. Students have access to iPads to utilize the latest in educational applications. Wireless internet access allows students to take part in programs such as Reading Eggs, Study Island, Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Math and Xtramath for practice and remediation of student learning objectives.
Also at Vigo, we have a school wide Title I program with additional staff who support students in the areas of math and reading during designated Response to Instruction (RTI) periods built into the daily schedule. Special education teachers are also available at Vigo to provided services to qualified students. Vigo has a full time nurse and social worker on-site to further meet the needs of our students and families.
Through the Vigo Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) program students receive recognition for being Respectful, Responsible, Prepared and their Best each day by earning Lucky Bulldogs and and celebrating success with school wide incentives and rewards.
Students in third through fifth grade have the opportunity to become a member of the school choir appropriately named the Vigo Voices. Students in fourth and fifth grade can excel as members of the Spell Bowl or M.A.T.H Bowl team, compete in the annual spelling bee championship, or complete an independent study project through the Challenge Research program. Elementary students take part in athletics through the Vincennes Basketball Association (VBA) and clinics sponsored by our own LHS coaches.
Vigo parents can become Bulldog Boosters, attend informative parent meetings, participate in family events offered throughout the year and take part in our weekly family reading night to become an even greater part of your child’s elementary school experience.
Thank you for visiting our Vigo website. Please feel free to contact us if you would like further information or would like to schedule a visit to our school.
Mrs. Kelley McCarty