Mission Maximize!

LVJHS Weekly Bulletin 4/04/2016

Dear LVJHS Family,

It takes all of us working together everyday to make great things happen for our students! We STAAR tested seventh and eighth grade students last week, and the process was nearly flawless. I was impressed with the focus and hardwork our students demonstrated throughout the process. Our teaching staff made sure students were prepared and administered assessments correctly, our technology staff took precautions to set up new computers prior to testing, central office staff provided testing support on our campus, and everyone did their job--and did it well.


Our students benefit from this high level of teamwork. Success never happens in isolation; it requires all of us working toward a common goal. We are fortunate to work in a district with a strong community and a committed staff.


Thank you all for making LVJHS a great place for students!



Anthony Kosub

Principal

La Vernia Junior High School


P.S. The bulletin contains an opportunity if you read it closely...

"Raise the Level of Praise"

Please check out the article on praise by Dr. Rich Allen. It highlights the importance of acknowledging when students meeting or exceeding our expectations; the article reiterates the importance of Recognition and Reinforcement...

Lead4ward Instructional Strategies

Please check out Lead4ward.com to check out some powerful learning tools. Visit the link below to see some awesome instructional strategies in the STAAR4ward section in the Lead4ward website. Use "learn2lead" in the password area.

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Staff Spotlight: Caylin Herley

We are proud to announce Mrs. Herley as our spotlight staff member for the week! Mrs. Herley does a wonderful job demonstrating and implementing successful instructional technology lessons and interactive programs in the classroom. We are very grateful for her skills! Additionally, Mrs. Herley served as a UIL coach this year for the campus as well as initiates hospitality meetings, ideas, and implementation of staff recognition. We appreciate her upbeat personality and commitment to her students. Great job Mrs. Herley!

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Fundamental Five Focus...

Giving students an opportunity to process their learning in writing helps with later recall. Use the Fundamental 5 visual cues poster as a reminder to stop at least twice each class period allowing students to respond to a prompt. Critical Writing does not take long to do, but the benefits are BIG!

8th Grade History Projects!

Fourth Nine Weeks at a Glance

MARCH 25, 2016: EASTER BREAK!

MARCH 28, 2016: PTO MEETING @ 9:00 AM

MARCH 29, 2016: 7TH GRADE WRITING STAAR

MARCH 29, 2016: 8TH GRADE MATH STAAR

MARCH 30, 2016: 8TH GRADE READING STAAR

MARCH 30, 2016: Sem 2 Cycle 1 (9 wk) REPORT CARD ISSUED

APRIL 4, 2016: SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

APRIL 15, 2016: JH SPRING DANCE

APRIL 20, 2016: Sem 2 Cycle 2 (3 wk) Progress Report ISSUED

APRIL 26, 2016: PTO MEETING

APRIL 30, 2016: SATURDAY SUPPORT SESSION 8 (4TH 9 WEEKS)

MAY 2, 2016: 8TH GRADE ALGEBRA STAAR

MAY 2, 2016: TENTATIVE TALENT SHOW RUN THROUGH

MAY 7, 2016: SATURDAY SUPPORT SESSION 9 (4TH 9 WEEKS)

MAY 9, 2016: 6TH GRADE MATH STAAR

MAY 9, 2016: 7TH GRADE MATH STAAR

MAY 9, 2016: 8TH GRADE MATH STAAR RETEST

MAY 10, 2016: 6TH GRADE READING STAAR

MAY 10, 2016: 7TH GRADE READING STAAR

MAY 10, 2016: 8TH GRADE READING STAAR RETEST

MAY 11, 2016: 8TH GRADE SCIENCE STAAR

MAY 12, 2016: 8TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES STAAR

MAY 17-18, 2016: HOLOCAUST MUSEUM FIELD TRIP (8TH GRADE CLASS)

MAY 17, 2016: PTO TALENT SHOW

MAY 19, 2016: AWARD CEREMONY

MAY 20, 2016: STUDENT EARLY RELEASE (STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY)

MAY 17, 2016: PTO TALENT SHOW

MAY 25, 2016: FIELD DAY on the FOOTBALL FIELD

MAY 27, 2016: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

MAY 30, 2016: MEMORIAL DAY

MAY 31-JUNE 3: STAFF DEVELOPMENT

JUNE 3, 2016: GRADUATION

JUNE 7, 8, 9, 2016: 2016-2017 REGISTRATION *7:00AM-1:00PM & 2:30PM – 7:00PM

LVJHS: What an Awesome Group of People!

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The first three staff members to tell Mrs. Markgraf the name of the student organization pictured at the bottom of the bulletin will get a surprise!

LVJHS Cyber Patriots

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