Cavalier Caller (Parent Edition)

Vol. 12 LTHS Week of 10/23 to 10/29

We survived HOCO Week

Cav Parent Nation,


Thank you for a successful Homecoming Week 2017! Our PTO parent volunteers were amazing putting together our first ever Homecoming Extravaganza. The parade, the game, and the dance were absolutely amazing. Speaking of the dance, your students were incredible on Saturday night. Before you know it, we will be planning next year's activities.


We are in the second quarter and please let us know if you or your child still has questions about the secret world of LTHS. No secrets, just lots of info to learn about our school.


Go Cavs!


Gordon Butler, Principal

Bond/TRE Information

On Monday, October 23, registered voters who reside within Lake Travis ISD will have an opportunity to decide the outcome of two propositions affecting our district—a bond election and a Tax Ratification Election, or TRE.


If you have not done so already, I ask that you please take a moment to review the materials posted on our Bond and TRE website. There are a number of resources that explain these elections in great detail including our 2017 demographic update, bond budget and listing of components, full slide presentation, previously recorded Facebook Live presentation, TRE explainer video, video library, frequently asked questions and voting information.


While you may vote at any polling location within Travis County, each of our campuses will serve as an early voting mobile location. These mobile locations are intended to provide you with convenient access to cast your ballot. Please be sure to review the list of campus early voting mobile locations.


Most importantly VOTE!

A quick announcement for Wednesday ONLY

Attention Parents:


Due to PSAT and practice PSAT testing on Wednesday, October 25th, we will not be able to interrupt testing to pull students out of class for early dismissal.


If you know ahead of time of an appointment, please send a note with your student in the morning so that we can give your student a pass to leave.

LTHS Mountain Biking Club...Are you interested?

The Lake Travis High School Mountain Bike Team is having its 2017-2018 season kick-off meeting this Thursday, October 26 at 6:30 pm. The meeting will be held at Bicycle Sports Shop located at 12005 Bee Cave Rd.


This meeting is for student-athletes and their parents interested in learning more about the LTMTB Team and registering to be a member.


The LTMTB Team is open to riders of all abilities. The Mission of the Team is to provide students that have the desire to mountain bike the coaching and camaraderie that will help them achieve both competitive and non-competitive cross-country cycling goals in a safe and enjoyable manner.

Project Graduation Meeting....Can we get 25 people??


Tuesday evening, October 24th 6:30pm


  • All Star Burger- private room
  • Drawing for $50.00 GC to Cinemark Theater-
  • Hill Country Galleria (must be present to win)
  • Evening Highlights:
  • Dining Certificate sale Updates,
  • E Bike Drawing Updates
  • (E Bike tickets will be available at meeting),
  • Official Launch of our 2018 PG sponsorship packages/brochures Along with other PG Reports.


Special Guest Speaker:

Principal Gordon Butler has been invited and plans to attend our meeting

He will be sharing his heart for LT PG and PG Future.


The meeting will start promptly at 6:30 pm

All Class of 2018 Parents/ Guardians are welcome to attend.

Questions: Courtney Thomas~ courtneyatbeach@msn.com

If you need to check out your student...

Please send in a note with your student that contains:

  • Student Name
  • Student ID number
  • Date of absence
  • Parent signature
  • Parent phone number
  • Time of dismissal


Have your student bring the note to either the main or annex office as early as possible in the school day. Your student will receive a pass to leave class and sign out in the office. Students MUST sign out before leaving campus.

CraigO's LTEF Spirit Night

CraigO's Gives to LTEF

Join us on Monday, October 23rd, starting at 5:00pm for anLTEF spirit family night.

CraigO's will donate 10% of all spirit night sales to LTEF.


This includes, dine-in, take-out and deliveries.


Thank you, CraigO's, for helping LTEF raise money for the teachers and students of our district.

School Pictures (Don't want mom mad at me!)

If your student missed school/yearbook pictures last week, there is a makeup day on November 7th.

PSAT is coming

PSAT Day is coming on October 25th. The PSAT is a practice SAT that we offer for our Junior and Sophomores (freshmen take a scaled-down practice version to get the feel of the test. Scoring well on this test allows students across the nation to qualify as National Merit Semifinalists (who can go on to become Finalists). Students qualify as a NMS with their Junior year score.


9th Grade Parents Only:

Ninth graders will take a Practice PSAT provided by Kaplan Test Prep on October 25 when Juniors and Sophomores take the regular PSAT. Each 9th grade student will be given a paper test but will grade his or her test through an online website. Freshmen must sign up ahead of time so they can 'check' their answers after the test. Go to the following link http://kaplan.formstack.com/forms/lths_psat


The form includes:


  • Student Name
  • Student Email / prefer personal email not school email. They may use a parent email.
  • Parent or Guardian name
  • Parent Email
  • Grad Year: 2021



What are Seniors doing on this day?

Seniors will have breakfast, receive graduation information & complete the FAFSA and ApplyTexas and start the graduation checklist to make sure everyone is on track to graduate!

Challenge #8

Visit this website! You'll understand the information below better.

http://shadowastudent.org/

Student Experience

District administrators over the next two weeks will be attempting to recreate the experiences of a student. The purpose of this exercise is to get a better feel from the student perspective on what it is like to be a student. Although this exercise will not capture all of a student's experience, we hope it will guide our decision making as our district tries to enhance the learning opportunities for our students. See above for more information.

We want to celebrate your good news and encourage others!

Many of our students are starting to receive their acceptance letters. We would love to take your student's letter and turn it into a poster to hang throughout our building. Don't worry we whiteout any student id numbers and addresses. If you have more than one, choose the best one or two!

What's Good at LTHS This Week!

Monday, October 23rd - A Day

PSAT Training, Annex Recital Hall, 4:10pm

Boys JV Golf Hosts Lake Travis Invite, Lakecliff GC

Cross Country Regional Meet, Texas A&M CC


Tuesday, October 24th - B Day

Tennis Regional Quarters, LT vs SA Reagan Here, 2:30pm

Band @ UIL Region Marching Contest, Burger Stadium

Volleyball @ Hays HS, Varsity/JV/9th Black/9th Red, Times TBD

TAP Membership/Board Meeting, Annex M221.4, 6:30pm

Project Graduation Meeting, All Star Burger, 6:30pm


Wednesday, October 25th - Alternative Schedule

PSAT - 10th & 11th Graders

PSAT Practice Test - 9th Graders

Rotations - Seniors only


Thursday, October 26th - A Day

Girls Golf @ Cedar Ridge Invitational, Forest Creek GC (Round Rock)

Team Tennis Regional Semi-Finals, San Antonio, 10am

Spanish Classes @ LTE, 1st & 2nd Periods

Football 9th @ Leander, White @ 5:30pm/Black @ 7pm

Football JV vs Leander Here, White @ 5:30pm/Black @ 7pm

Football 9th Red vs Austin High Here, 6pm

Orchestra Fall Monster Concert, PAC, 7pm


Friday, October 27th - B Day

Computer Science @ UT Dallas, 10:30am

Team Tennis Regional Finals, San Antonio, 10am

PTO Halloween Costume Contest, During All 3 Lunches, BBT Foyer

Football Varsity vs Leander @ Bible Stadium (Leander), 7:30pm


Saturday, October 28th

ACT, Annex Building, 8am

Computer Science @ UT Dallas

Tennis Regional Final, Location TBD

Swim/Dive Team @ Round Rock Invitational, Micki Krebsbach Pool, RR High School

Public Safety Event

Lady's BB vs Wimberley & Burnet Here, Varsity & JV @ 8am/11am, 9th Black @ 9am/Noon

Lady's BB Pot Luck Luncheon, Cafeteria, Noon

Orchestra Presents a "Night of Latin Jazz" Fundraiser, PAC, 7pm

Staff Spotlight

PTO

Visit our PTO page for the latest in membership opportunities, meetings, or just being informed. http://www.lthspto.org/home.html


PTO Events:


November 9th at 10 am in Annex for open discussion of the selected Wish List proposals

Executive Board meeting Nov 13th at 8:30

College Reps on Campus

Remember each week college representatives from across the country visit LTHS. Sign-ups can be done online through the Counseling web page or in person in the counseling office. This is for Juniors and Seniors only.


Colleges on Campus this week:


10/23

The Art Institute of Chicago @ 12:15


10/26

LSU @11:30 Geaux Tigers!

Coming Attractions

  • 10/25 PSAT
  • 10/26 Orchestra Fall Monster Concert, PAC, 7pm
  • 10/27 PTO Halloween Costume Contest
  • 10/28 Orchestra Presents a "Night of Latin Jazz" Fundraiser, PAC, 7pm

Article of Note

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