Vonda Viland

Black Rock Alternative High School Principal Vonda Viland addresses Luverne Public School’s staff on Thursday, Aug. 31, about listening to adolescents. The Luverne High School Class of 1984 graduate said teachers are often the first adults to whom students confide that issues at home are overwhelming.
In her 30 years of working in education, Vonda Viland has taken an important lessen to heart. “I’ve never met a student who wants to be a failure,” she said. Viland spoke at Luverne Public School’s final teacher in-service day on Thursday, Aug. 31. Students returned to classes on Tuesday. Viland’s...
Thousands of preschool through 12th-grade students entered schools throughout the area this week. It’s a fresh start. A clean slate. A new way to start over with a positive focus on the tasks at hand. Most importantly, the new school year is a chance for young people to learn to communicate and...
Vonda Viland, a 1984 graduate of Luverne High School, is principal at Black Rock Continuation High School in Yucca Valley, California. She’s pictured outside her school during the documentary filming of “The Bad Kids,” which opened in theaters nationwide last month. Plans are in the works to have the award-winning film shown in Luverne.
A Luverne native is making an impact in a California school for students in poverty, and her story is told in a documentary film, “The Bad Kids,” recently released. Vonda Viland, LHS Class of 1984, is the principal at Black Rock Continuation High School, which is one of 29 schools in the state...
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