Mrs. ViCindy Barnett

Phone: Permian High School 456-2357


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree Majoring in History, Minoring in Political Science from Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TexasMaster's Degree in Public Administration. Majoring in Political Science, Minoring in History.

Mrs. ViCindy Barnett

Major grade for 2nd 6 weeks due Friday, 26th @ 10 p.m. - ROUGH Draft of project paper. Those who are doing websites, documentary, or performance, or exhibit must submit a process paper. This is not polished and complete. It is to contain ALL of your information that will next month be reduced to exactly what it is the project is about.


Retesting ability for Regular U.S. Govt students, 1st, 4th, and 8th.

     October 22nd through 25th

     7:30 to 8:15 a.m

     6th period

     9th period

     4:30 to 5:15 p.m.



To all students and parents.

From the recognition of ALL of Mrs. Barnett's U S Govt courses both at Permian and Odessa College from the City Council of the City of Odessa. A reporter from the Odessa American is asking for a group interview next week. It will be held during 6th period on Thursday, Oct. 4th. This is completely voluntary. No one is being required to attend. Students you can only show up if parent or guardian has given approval. No student's name will be used and no picture of students will be taken. All students who are students within Mrs. Barnett's class can participate.



Retesting Opportunities for 1st period, 4th period, and 8th period

If you are unhappy with the grade you made on the test, all grades are posted in the grade book viewable in parent portal, here are the dates and times you can come in to take another test.

Monday, Sept. 17th through Thursday, Sept. 20
Times: 7:30 to 8:15 am
           6th period
           9th period
           4:30 to 5:15 p.m.

This opportunity is available only during this week.    




       AUG. 27 THRU 30

     TIME: 5 TO 7 P.M. IN ROOM #250

   Parents of all regular federal government students

   MUST attend one 30 minute conference to meet 

  with Mrs. Barnett


Here is a little information about myself, Mrs. Barnett

I graduated with my Master's Degree from Sul Ross State University in 2008. It was from Sul Ross State University that earned my Bachelor's Degree.

I grew up in the Fort Stockton and Alpine, TX area. I have a son who is attending Texas A&M where is he completing his Doctorate's Degree in Anthropology/Archeology. I also have a step-daughter who is married and has blessed us with three boys and a step-son. He and his wife have one son, the oldest of the grandsons, plus a girl who is on her way.

I love gardening, cooking, and working on DIY home projects. My lifelong hobby has been: 4-H, ranching, livestock showing and rodeoing. 

My passion has been history and government, Texas and Federal. Now a dream is to share my love for these passions with you.


School year 2018-19

   1st period:  Regular Federal Government

   2nd period: Dual Federal Government

   3rd period: Dual Federal Government

   4th period: Regular Federal Government

   5th period: Dual Federal Government

   6th period: Lunch

   7th period: Homeroom

   8th period: Regular Federal Government

   9th period: Conference


What Do You Make?


The dinner guests were sitting around

the table discussing life. One man, a

CEO, decided to explain the problem

with education. He argued: "What's a

kid going to learn from someone who

decided his best option in life was to

become a teacher?" ... He said to another

guest: "You're a teacher, Susan," he said.

"Be honest. What do you make?"


Susan, who had a reputation of honesty

and frankness, replied, "You want to

know what I make?"


"I make kids work harder than they every

thought they could. I can make a C+

feel like the Congressional Medal of

Honor and an A- feel like a slap in the

face if the student did not do his or her

very best."


"You want to know what I make?"

"I make kids wonder."


"I make them question."


"I make them criticize."


"I make them apologize and mean it."


"I make them write."


"I make them read, read, read."


"I make them show all their work in

math and hide it all on their final drafts

in English."


"I elevate them to experience music and

art and the joy in performance, so their

lives are rich, full of kindness and

culture, and they take pride in

themselves and their accomplishments."


"I make them understand that if you

have the brains, then follow you

heart...and if someone ever tries to

judge you by what you make, you pay

them no attention."


"You want to know what I make? 



"By the way, what do you make?" 

                                                        Taylor Mali, adapted, used with author's permission