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LVJHS Weekly Bulletin 3/21/2016

Dear LVJHS Family,

Greetings! Hopefully, your Spring Break was filled with family fun and rest! Before we left for Spring Break, our students participated in a dodge-ball tournament. A special thank you to Mrs. Hubert and the attendance committee for putting together our attendance celebration. This was a fun way to end our week, and students and staff alike had a great time. Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of school business we lose track of how important it is to take time and enjoy our school family.


In five instructional days, our seventh and eighth grade students will take STAAR Tests. This is the time to make students feel empowered, secure, and confident. Ralph Waldo Emerson stated: "Self-trust is the first secret of success." Research has proven Emerson's words time and time again. I believe in our staff, and know great success is in our future, due to your diligence. In the days ahead, do what is in your power to make sure our students believe in themselves.


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: Tammy Nehbut!

We are proud to announce Mrs. Nebhut as our spotlight staff member for the week! Mrs. Nebhut brings so much professionalism and knowledge to our campus! She is a true team player is and always willing to help others out in time of need or support. One of Mrs. Nebhut’s greatest strengths is her classroom management. She does an amazing job balancing the ongoing demands of a 7th grade classroom. Through her instructional balance, she also makes time to work individually with her students to ensure that they thoroughly understand the expectations of any and all tasks given. Great job always motivating and encouraging your students! Congratulations Mrs. Nebhut!

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Fundamental Five Focus...

Critical Writing is a valuable and necessary tool in determining student comprehension levels; however, research shows this Fundamental Five practice is lacking in most classrooms. “For students, critical writing creates meaning, solidifies connections, transforms subconscious ideas into conscious thoughts, and is essential for authentic literacy” (Cain & Laird, 2011). Make sure to put two Critical Writing Activities in to each lesson you create!

LVJHS Students (and Staff) Enjoy Perfect Attendance Dodge-ball Tournament!

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Third Nine Weeks at a Glance

JAN. 19, 2016: Beginning of Semester and Third 9 Week Grading Period

JAN. 21, 2016: SCIENCE FAIR (6TH GRADE)

JAN.21, 2016: LVJHS BB GAME VS CUERO HOME: BOYS AWAY: GIRLS 5:00PM/6:00PM

JAN. 23, 2016: LVJHS BOYS SOCCER VS CONNELL HOME 11:00AM/12:00PM

JAN. 26, 2016: PTO MEETING @ 9:00 AM

JAN. 28, 2016: LVJHS BB VS WIMBERLEY HOME: BOYS AWAY: GIRLS 5:00PM/6:00PM

JAN. 30, 2016: LVJHS BOYS SOCCER VS ROGERS AWAY 11:00AM/12:00PM

FEB. 1, 2016: SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

FEB. 4, 2016: LVJHS BB VS CANYON LAKE HOME: GIRLS AWAY: BOYS 5:00PM/6:00PM

FEB. 6, 2016: SATURDAY SUPPORT SESSION 5

FEB. 8, 2016: LVJHS BB VS GONZALES HOME: BOYS AWAY: GIRLS 5:00PM/6:00PM

FEB. 9, 2016: 6TH GRADE MATH BENCHMARK

FEB. 9, 2016: 8th GRADE MATH BENCHMARK

FEB. 10, 2016: 8TH GRADE READING BENCHMARK

FEB. 10, 2016: Three Week Progress Report Issued

FEB. 13, 2016: LVJHS BOYS SOCCER VS KING HOME 11:00AM/12:00PM

FEB. 20, 2016: LVJHS BOYS SOCCER VS WHEATLEY HOME 11:00AM/12:00PM

FEB. 25, 2016: 8TH GRADE ALGEBRA BENCHMARK

FEB. 27, 2016: SATURDAY SUPPORT SESSION 6

FEB. 29, 2016: 8TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES BENCHMARK

MAR. 1, 2016: 8TH SCIENCE BENCHMARK

MAR. 2, 2016: Three Week Progress Report Issued

MAR. 4, 2016: LA VERNIA LIVE STOCK SHOW

MAR. 5, 2016: SATURDAY SUPPORT SESSION 7

MAR. 7, 2016: 6TH MATH BENCHMARK

MAR. 7, 2016: 7TH MATH BENCHMARK

MAR. 7-10, 2016: CHEER TRYOUT PRACTICE

MAR. 8, 2016: 6TH READING BENCHMARK

MAR. 8, 2016: 7TH READING BENCHMARK

MAR. 11, 2016: CHEERLEADER TRYOUTS

MAR. 14-18, 2016: SPRING BREAK!

MAR. 25, 2016: EASTER BREAK!

The first two people to tell Mrs. Farrar the name of a staff member holding a dodge-ball in the picture above will receive a special treat. You must tell her in person...

LVJHS: What an Awesome Group of People!

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