LVMS Weekly Newsletter

Week of March 13th, 2017

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CAPTURE THE MOMENT: WONDER, DISCOVERY, & EXPLORATION

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Upcoming Events


March 13th - 17th

Spring Break!!!!!


Monday March 20th

Jarrell MS Track Meet - 3:30pm


Tuesday March 28th

STAAR Testing

Grade 7 - Writing

Grade 8 - Math


Wednesday March 29th

STAAR Testing

Grade 8 Reading


Thursday March 30th

STAAR Testing

Grade 7 - Math (Pre-AP only)


Friday March 31st

Jr. Eagle Relays - Goldthwaite HS - 3:30pm

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Attendance this week...

Our goal is 98% attendance and our attendance was 95% this week.


Remember: Students must be in attendance at least 90% of the days the class is taught in order to receive credit or a final grade in a class. We appreciate our parents' efforts in helping us minimize student absences and prepare our students for their futures!

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Interim Principal Update: A Note From Mr. Tucker

Dear Viking Parents;


As we approach spring break, I thought that I might share some life lessons that have served me well as a parent. These lessons have been shared with my children, will be shared with my grandchildren and have been shared with literally thousands of children over the years.


1. It is more important to be happy than to be rich. This has many applications, but one in particular, is the world of work. When a person finds his/her calling, they will see that they will never work a day in their lives.


2. Kindness can defeat the baser nature that might hope to surface in our lives. We must lead from our mind's heart and our better selves. Doing good changes a person's demeanor and outlook on life.


3. Working together will generally carry us farther and faster than facing the world alone. Life can be difficult at times, yet with support, all of us can make it.


4. Believe in yourself. As I noted last week, we do not always make the right decision nor do the right thing, and yet, know that if the heart is in the right place then the subsequent actions will likely be on target.


5. Life is a precious thing. There is such a short time from the beginning until the end. Thus, it is incumbent on us to make sure that our time is not wasted. Do the things in life that are required of you, that make you happy, that show others that you care for them and take care of yourself, so that you can serve.


Best wishes for a joyful break. I hope that you have an opportunity to spend meaningful time together as a family.


Best wishes, ct

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Safety Alert

Student safety is our top priority and your observance of these procedures is greatly appreciatedI


DROP-OFF

Car riders are dropped off directly in front of Viking Hall.


  • Please make sure your students stay in the car and are ready to quickly exit your vehicle only in front of Viking Hall.
  • Also, pull forward in the line to keep our drop-off line running efficiently.


PICK-UP

Car riders will wait to be picked up directly in front of Viking Hall.


Parents who are parked for pick-up in the baseball field parking lots on Bar-K must be waiting for immediate pickup at dismissal.

  • To ensure their safety, students must proceed directly to this area using the doors that exit to the faculty parking lot behind the gymnasium.


  • Students may cross at the crosswalk only when given clearance by the crossing guard.


  • STUDENTS MAY NOT WAIT IN THE AREA BY THE CROSSWALK TO BE PICKED UP. They will be escorted to the pickup line.


At 4:15pm, any student who is still waiting to be picked up will be escorted to the front office for pick-up.


Hopefully, soon after the break, you will see visible expectations expressed with signage and painted lines denoting the appropriate place to stop your vehicle for loading and unloading at Viking Hall. Once the lead car in each group reaches the "yellow" line, it is appropriate and acceptable for cars to unload from the line to the west end of the sidewalk in front of the cafeteria.This will allow for the maximum number of cars to unload. It will be safer!!

I know the last thing anyone wants is for a child to be struck by a car while exiting into a lane of traffic and signs will also be posted noting "No Drop-off until reaching Viking Hall".

Thanks for keeping the safety of our children paramount in your thoughts.

ct

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LVMS students state bound for TMSCA

Thirteen LVMS students qualified for the TMSCA State Meet in the following events:


NUMBER SENSE:

Morgan Burke--6th grade

Saydie Kassell--6th grade

Ryder Phillips--7th grade

Grace Coldicott--8th grade

Katelyn Coldicott--8th grade

Leah Coldicott--8th grade

Rhett Kahlden--8th grade

Lucas Lawless--8th grade

Esther Long--8th grade

Adeline Womack--8th grade


MATHEMATICS:

Morgan Burke--6th grade

Saydie Kassell--6th grade

Ryder Phillips--7th grade

Grace Coldicott--8th grade

Katelyn Coldicott--8th grade

Leah Coldicott--8th grade


CALCULATOR:

Schuyler Burke--8th grade

Garrett Phariss--8th grade


SCIENCE:

Ryder Phillips--7th grade

Katelyn Coldicott--8th grade

Leah Coldicott--8th grade

Lucas Lawless--8th grade

Reece Whitelaw--8th grade


These students will travel to San Antonio on Saturday, April 22nd to compete in the TMSCA Middle School State Meet.

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Burnet Track Meet Results

Burnet Track Meet March 3, 2017

Our track teams traveled to Burnet on Friday and competed against 7 other schools. Our girls and boys competed against middle schools ranging in size from 6A schools to 3A schools. We had another impressive showing. Below you will find the highlights of the meet for the 8th and 7th grade girls’ track teams.


The 8th grade girls WON the track meet with 153 total points.

Finishing in second with a team total of 133.5 was S.C Lee. We are extremely proud of all of these young ladies who came out on a chilly Friday night and competed with heart to bring home the win!

Long Jump: Heather Power – 4th

Triple Jump: Jade Press – 2nd

Discus: Taylor Koett – 3rd

High Jump: Grace Coldicott – 1st & Jade Press – 2nd

Pole Vault: Esther Long – 1st

2400M run: Esther Long – 2nd

4x100 relay: Heather Power, Haylee Horn, Schuyler Burke, Jade Press – 1st

800 Run: Skylar Stefka – 2nd

100 Hurdles: TC Cagle – 4th

100M dash: Haylee Horn – 5th

4x200 relay: Heather Power, Schuyler Burke, Jade Press, Grace Coldicott – 3rd

400M dash: Skylar Stefka – 1st & Emily Pieklik – 3rd

300M hurdles: Mady Shepard – 4th & TC Cagle – 5th

200M dash: Grace Coldicott – 3nd

1600M run: Esther Long – 2nd

4x400 relay: Emily Pieklik, Emma Eagle, Skylar Stefka, Grace Coldicott – 2nd


The 7th grade girls had another incredible track meet and finished 2nd with 133.5 points behind S.C Lee. We are very proud of these young ladies. Many improved their times and jumps from last week! Here are the highlights from our 7th grade girls.

Long Jump: Emma Vincent – 1st & Taylor Nuckolls – 3rd

Triple Jump: Taylor Nuckolls – 1st & Emma Vincent – 2nd

High Jump: Emily Moxley – 6th

Shot Put: Cheyene LeBlanc – 1st & Bella Zaleski – 6th

Discus: Bella Zaleski – 3rd

2400M run: Phoebe Gale – 2nd

800 M run: Brooke Kercheville – 2nd

4x100 relay: Lili Navarro, Taylor Nuckolls, Sarah Long, Emma Vincent – 2nd

100M Hurdles: Brooke Bradberry – 2nd, Bella Zaleski – 5th & Preslie Havins – 6th

4x200 relay: Brooke Bradberry, Taylor Nuckolls, Sarah Long, Emma Vincent - 3nd

400 M Dash: Brooke Kercheville – 4th

300M hurdles: Brooke Bradberry 3rd & Lola Spedale – 6th

200M dash: Taylor Nuckolls – 4th

1600M run: Phoebe Gale – 5th

4x400 relay: Emily Moxley, Sarah Long, Brooke Kercheville, Emma Vincent – 4th


The Vikings 7th grade boys had another great outing with a 2nd place finish behind Lampasas #1 team. They improved in many of the events and their results are below.

Long Jump: Logan Parsons – 1st, Scott Shepard – 8th & Jackson Carlton – 9th

Shot Put: Diego D’Lorm – 3rd

Discus: Diego D’Lorm – 2nd

Triple Jump: Hayden Pham – 2nd, Mikey D’Ambrose – 5th & Jaden Hester – 6th

Pole Vault: Ryder Phillips – 2nd & Jackson Carlton – tied 4th

100M Dash: Logan Parsons – 1st (11.99)

200M Dash: Scott Shepard – 5th & Hayden Pham – 6th

400M Dash: Austin Giehl – 3rd, Hayden Pham – 4th & Gavin Hester – 5th

800M Run: Nate Deveze – 2nd & Gavin Hester – 3rd

1600M Run: Jackson Carlton – 8th

2400M Run: Jeremiah Phillips – 5th, Dalton Ditto – 7th & Brennen Baker – 9th

110M HH: Ryder Phillips – 1st, Bryce Jackson – 5th & Michael Thailing – 9th

300M H: Bryce Jackson – 5th & Michael Thailing – 9th

4x100M Relay: Hayden Chapman, J. Hester, M. D’Ambrose & L. Parsons – 3rd

4x200M Relay: H. Chapman, M. D’Ambrose, J. Hester & L. Parsons – 2nd

4x400M Relay: S. Shepard, A. Giehl, H. Chapman & J. Hester – 3rd


The 8th grade Vikings had many improved events even though they were not rewarded on the tape; however, they finished 5th overall to two Copperas Cove MS’s, Lampasas & Burnet. They fought a hard fight all evening in the cooler weather and their results are below.

Long Jump: Layne Powers – 7th, Noah Hernandez – 8th & Rhett Kahlden – 9th

Shot Put: Bryce Erickson – 5th

Discus: Josh Alexander – 5th

High Jump: Hunter Phillips – 6th

Pole Vault: Adrian Hernandez – 3rd & Hunter Phillips – 6th

100M Dash: Layne Powers – 1st (11.78)

200M Dash: Rhett Kahlden – 7th

400M Dash: David Rague – 5th

800M Run: David Rague – 1st

1600M Run: Lucas Lawless – 4th

2400M Run: L. Lawless – 2nd & Reese Whitelaw – 8th

110M HH: Alex Holt – 3rd, Trace Sweet – 8th & Hunter Phillips – 9th

300M IH: T. Sweet – 9th

4x100M Relay: N. Hernandez, Noah Yetley, A. Hernandez & L. Powers – 4th

4x200M Relay: A. Hernandez, B. Erickson, N. Yetley & L. Powers – 3rd

4x400M Relay: A. Hernandez, N. Hernandez, N. Yetley & D. Rague – 3rd

The Vikings compete this week at their home meet the LV Jr. Viking Relays on March 10th!!!

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Track practice - Reminder

7th Grade - Monday and Wednesday until 5:30 AT THE High School

8th Grade - Tuesday and Thursday until 5:30 AT THE High School


Some athletes, like distance runners and those in relays, may be asked to attend more than 2 days of practice.

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Reminder from the Registrar


Did you know that you can go into your TxConnect account and update your information? You can add phone numbers, add new contacts, delete old contacts, etc. This helps the district have all the correct information in case of emergency and to get all communication to you in the most efficient way..


Please take some time to go into your account and do some Spring cleaning!


After logging into your account - under your child's name you will see a box -

  • View/Edit Forms - click on box
  • Click on Registration
  • Click on each form to make any changes.
  • Remember to Submit Data with Electronic Signature to save changes.

All done!


Thank you for helping us keep up-to-date on our students!

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You Can Do It Food Drive


Student Council is sponsoring a canned food drive to help feed those less fortunate. The, “You Can Do It” canned food drive will last until Friday, April 7th! There will be a contest between all of the students’ 3rd Period Classes. The 3rd Period class with the most cans by the end of the drive will win a class pizza party! When you are grocery shopping over spring break, don’t forget to buy a few cans of food to help those less fortunate than you and help your child win a pizza party for their 3rd Period Class!

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Order Your LVMS Yearbook Online Today!

The LVMS Yearbook is now on sale for $45.00. The staff has been working to bring Lago Vista Middle School a wonderful yearbook and you don't want to miss out. Click below to buy your yearbook online:


https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/


Enter Code: 18995


The deadline to order your 2016-2017 LVMS Yearbook is April 15th, so order yours today!

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Future LVMS Benchmark Testing Dates

District benchmarks are given in the second semester to analyze students' mastery of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. This information helps us identify strengths and needs for each of our students to help them finish strong and be prepared for the next academic year.


Here are the upcoming LVMS benchmark testing dates:


April 3 – 6th grade Reading, 7th grade Reading, & 8th grade Science

April 4 – 6th grade Math & 8th grade Social Studies

April 5 – Algebra 1 (Full benchmark) & Make-ups

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EVERY WEDNESDAY IN LVISD IS COLLEGE DAY! BE SURE TO SPORT YOUR FAVORITE COLLEGE'S GEAR!

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49 calming Phrases


"It happens to every child in one form or another – anxiety. As parents, we would like to shield our children from life’s anxious moments, but navigating anxiety is an essential life skill that will serve them in the years to come. In the heat of the moment, try these simple phrases to help your children identify, accept, and work through their anxious moments."

via PsychCentral.com

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Get Your Viking Gear Here!

Want to show your Viking Spirit? Loving our new logos? Sounds like you need to check out our official store! Click here to buy your favorite Viking some snazzy threads and gear!

Stay Connected With These Parent Resources

Parent Connection

Parents are valued partners and we believe that successful learning is best achieved through collaborative partnerships with parents and families. Our Parent Connection page is a one stop shop of resources for parents in LVISD. Click here to check it out!


Stay Connected with ParentLink by Blackboard

Lago Vista ISD uses the ParentLink communication system from Blackboard to assist in alerting parents, families, and employees of important information, such as school closures. ParentLink communicates via telephone, SMS text message, email and push notifications from the ParentLink app. Be sure to add a filter to your inbox so that emails containing the word “Blackboard” are not delivered to Spam. Download the FREE ParentLink app from the iTunes app store or on Google Play.


LVISD Publications and Forms

The District has a one-stop shop for all District publications and forms, including course catalogs, student handbooks, grading guidelines, and special programs information...and we are continuing to build this resource as documents and handbooks become available. Our "Publications and Forms" page is located under the "Parents and Students" tab, as well as on the "Quicklinks" menu on the right side of our homepage. Here is a link to the Publications and Forms page.

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Make Sure You Know About StayALERT (...and Talk About it With Your Kiddos!)

Lago Vista ISD uses StayALERT to help keep our schools safe. StayALERT is a bilingual, confidential website, e-mail, phone and texting avenue for students, teachers, staff, parents and community members to be able to confidentially report unsafe behaviors, suspicious activities, bullying, acts of violence, harassment, and a host of other potential disruptors to school safety.


Users may anonymously report concerns 24-7-365 via the StayALERT website, an e-mail, a phone call to a recorded and monitored line, or via a text message from a cell phone. Photos and video clips pertaining to the StayALERT report may be included. No special app required! Reportable information will be forwarded in a timely manner to a pre-designated school official for review.

To make a report, use one of the methods below:


Website:
stayalert.info

Call or Text: (206) 406-6485

Email: report@stayalert.info

Lago Vista Middle School

Mission Statement: Lago Vista Middle School will provide a positive and supportive environment, which builds self-confidence, develops responsibility, and assists each student in becoming a successful life-long learner.