Vanguard has been selected by Keep Waco Beautiful as the site of its official Arbor Day celebration at 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, April 21. In a formal ceremony including Waco Mayor Jim Bush, we will plant a 30-gallon live oak tree in front of Bostick Hall. Read More…
Family and friends gathered to reunite with old friends and to share in the revitalization of Vanguard’s historic Building One on Friday, March 25. The acclaimed Grande Dame of campus is now a beautiful library, student activities center, and science department known as Buddy & Virginia Bostick Hall and The Scott Poage Family Reference Center.
A formal dedication ceremony included recognition of major donors to the Vanguard Heritage Campaign at the evening reception in Bostick Hall. The Vanguard family, past and present, turned out in large numbers to honor the Bostick-Deaver family and Mr. Robert Sherman, who represented the late Dr. Scott Tabor Poage. Read More…
With great pride, the Vanguard Alumni Association announces its selection of Dr. Mary Morrison, Class of 1992, as its outstanding representative for 2011. She was unable to attend Founders’ Weekend, when her selection was made public, but Mary will receive her award when she steps to the podium as Vanguard’s commencement speaker Friday, May 27, at Jones Auditorium on the campus of Baylor University.
Mary O. Morrison, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC, RPT-S is an Assistant Professor in the Professional Counseling Program at Texas State University- San Marcos. Mary graduated from Vanguard in 1992, she earned a B.S. in Education from Texas Christian University, an M.Ed. in Counseling and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education with a specialty in Play Therapy from the University of North Texas in Denton, TX. Read More…
Forty-eight 5th and 6th graders got a real taste of Vanguard on Wednesday, March 23. Science experiments, art projects, music concerts, Civil War reenactments, athletic team huddles, and motivational pep talks all combined for a very exciting morning followed by a pizza picnic on a sun-shiny day.
Applications for enrollment are at a 5-year high. The number of visiting students has increased with the opening of Bostick Hall and its new library, student activities center, and science labs. Read More…
Students and teachers left the books behind on March 30 and headed into the community for a day of lending a helping hand. Emma’s Day is Vanguard’s annual community service day and is named in memory of Emma Welter, a student who was an avid volunteer with the Waco Humane Society.
Service projects this year included a wide variety of destinations and activities.
- Tutoring, reading, interacting at public and private elementary schools
- Making bookmarks for local public libraries
- Making blankets hospital patients in association with Project Linus
- Creating cards for military service men and women
- Cleaning up grounds and storage areas on campus
- Learning to be better drivers through a visit to Hillcrest Hospital’s Reality Education for Drivers program
“A lot of us had fun volunteering at Mountainview School this year,” said freshman Macallan Goaley. “It’s kind of contagious. The more fun people have, the more they want to donate their time. Emma’s Day is a great way for Vanguard students to learn the joy of volunteering.”