Cavalier Caller (Parent Edition)

Vol. 15 LTHS Week of 11/13 to 11/19

A Huge Thank You!

Cav Parent Nation,

Thank you, Cav Parent Nation for voting in support of the Bond and TRE. Our school district is fortunate to enjoy a tremendous amount of parental support on many levels. Your "yes" vote enables our district to continue to provide quality educational experiences for your student. Let me be the first to tell you that we don't always get it right (okay, I don't always get it right), but your support in word and deed makes this the Destination District.

Speaking of thank you, I know many of you are participating in our annual "Pie Day" this week. Our staff members want to make sure that they acknowledge our parents who participate by writing a thank you note. If you choose, please label your pie with your name.

The homestretch for the first semester will be approaching after we come back from the Thanksgiving Break. Please don't hesitate to remind your students about major grades and to start thinking about semester exams. Remember, there are no exemptions for the first semester on semester exams.

I have a feeling this is going to be a good week for everyone at LTHS. Those of you that will be traveling, have a safe and restful time away from school.

Go Cavs!

Gordon Butler, Principal

Challenge #11

Keeping with the theme of being thankful...I challenge you to utilize your social media platform of choice to say why you are thankful. If you are using Twitter, tweet your message to #ThankfulCavs.

LTHS Great Kids, (and staff) Doing Great Things...

September Cavaliers of the Month

12th Grade:

Brendan Mackie

Kennedy Domecq

11th Grade:

Luis Jaramillo

Audrey Harrisberger

10th Grade:

Cade Bortle

Chloe Brownlow

9th Grade:

Nate Yarnel

Sophia Desantis

Staff Member:

Shannon Aguirre

October Cavaliers of the Month

12th Grade:

Kohly Wheeler

Lydia Thomas

11th Grade:

Tyler Steed

Rosa Castillo

10th Grade:

Samuel Byers

Chloe Brownlow

9th Grade:

Stefan Schultz

Tavia Brooke

Staff Member:

Megan Holden

LTHS Speech and Debate

Christy Caudle - 1st in POI, 1st in Poetry, 2nd in DI, 5th in HI

Hayes Johnston - Semifinals in NPF (with C. Wynne)

Matt Kenny - 6th in FX

Kalea Levy - 2nd in Info, 6th in Poetry

Evan Margiotta - Semifinals in LD

Mackenzie Matheson - Semifinals in LD, 1st in FX

Jack Silbert - 3rd in Congress

Connor Wynne - Semifinals in NPF (with H. Johnston)

Lake Travis Fiddlers

Congratulations to violinist, Jamey Strauss. Jamey wil be performing with the All-State Philharmonic Orchestra in February at the Texas Music Educators Convention in San Antonio. All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. Jamey is a member of the Lake Travis Orchestra, Lake Travis Orchestra Champs program and a fiddler/saxophone player with the Lake Travis Fiddlers.

FFA News

FFA News!

Our Agricultural Advocacy and Agricultural Issues teams placed first and second respectively at the District Leadership Contest both teams will advance to Area Competition on Wednesday.

Other placings at District; Senior Mechanical skills 4th, Public Relations 5th, Creed Speaking 5th, Job Interview 8th

College Athletic Signings

Luke Hamilton (Basketball) Mercer University

Harrison Babbitt (Baseball) University of Central Missouri

Chase Ratliff (Baseball) University of Colorado at Pueblo

Hunter Salinas (Baseball) University of Colorado at Pueblo

Dylan Weiss (Baseball) Pepperdine University

Bryce Weisinger (Baseball)Texas A&M Corpus Christi

Skylar Besch (Volleyball) Northwestern State University

Heaven Dandridge (Basketball) University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Brady Grant (Cross Country/Track) Texas A&M

A Better Life, formerly known as Leader for Life

Parents for more information on enrolling your student in the Better Life Program, please contact Mr. Roy Hudson for more information. it is not too late to participate.
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Attention Junior Parents

All Junior students are invited to sign up for a 30-minute conference with their

alpha counselor during the month of November.

Parents are invited to join Students and Counselors as we review transcripts

and discuss senior year course selection. We will also discuss the College Application process and how to get started in selecting that perfect University for you!

Use the APPOINTY link here to pick a time that works for both Students and Parents.

Please print the confirmation email for your student to use as a pass from class.

Remember: Mrs. Edmondson and Mrs. Portillo are located in the Annex Front Office.

We look forward to meeting with you!

Project Graduation

I am glad to live in a community that believes in providing a substance-free environment for our students to celebrate graduation.

Informational emails have been emailed to parents if you have not received them, please contact Mark your calendars now for our next meeting on November 28th at 9 am at Lola Savannah.


DATE: November 15th, 2017

Time: 4-8 PM

Location Torchy's Taco in Lakeway


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Special Event Please Mark your Calendars Now!

The Grove has agreed to host the 2nd Annual Ginger Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner on December 2nd from 5 pm to close. They will be donating 10% of all sales from the night (take out and dine in) to the LTEF scholarship that our LTHS Science Department has set up in her memory.

We know it's a busy time of year, so we wanted to let you know about this sooner rather than later, so you can plan to join us if you'd like.

If you are new to LTHS, a bit of an introduction to Ginger - Ginger Johnson taught preAP and AP Chemistry at LTHS for 25 years while also serving as science department chair. She passed away after a car accident on her way to work on the morning of December 3rd, 2015. She was a wonderful teacher and friend to LTHS.

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!
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What's Good at LTHS This Week!

Monday, November 13th - A Day

Girls Golf @ Harker Heights Invite, Stonetre3e GC (Killeen)

PTO Meeting w/Guest Speaker, BBT, 9:15 am

Department Chair Meeting, 10:30 am

Cross Country Banquet, Cafeteria, 6:30 pm

FFA Semi-Annual Pet Shot Clinic, Ag Facilities, 5pm-8pm

Basketball Men's JV Redd @ Marble Falls, 515pm

Speech & Debate Booster Meeting, E-203, 6pm

Tuesday, November 14th - B Day

Winter Guard Auditions, Gym 3, 5pm-8pm

Cavalette/Red Ruby Optional Free Clinic, Gym 4, 5pm-6pm

Freshman Parent Meeting, Recital Hall, 6:30pm

Cavalette Booster Meeting, E-203, 5:30pm

Basketball Men's @ Cedar Ridge, 9th & JV Black @ 5:30pm/9th Red & Varsity @ 7pm

TAP Membership/Board Meeting, M-221.4, 6:30pm

Wednesday, November 15th - A Day w/CAV Time

Debate Tournament @ Liberty Hill HS

Girls Golf @ Cedar Creek Invitational, Wolfdancer GC (Bastrop)

FFA Area VII Leadership Contest, Blanco High School

Speech & Debate Showcase, BBT, 4pm

Thespian Students @ Thespian Convention, 4:30 pm

Winter Guard Auditions, Gym 3, 5pm-8pm

Thursday, November 16th - B Day

Thespian Students @ Convention

TMEA Region Orchestra Clinic & Concert Here

Lady's BB, 9th Black & JV @ Georgetown Eastview Sub Varsity Tourney

Men's BB, 9th & JV Black @ Georgetown Tourney

Men's BB, 9th Red & JV Red @ Cedar Park Tourney

Swim/Dive Team @ TISCA Lone Star Classic, Mansfield ISD Natatorium

Team Tennis JV @ Westwood JV Tourney

Med-Micro Students @ Wastewater Treatment Plant/Lakeway Hospital Tour, 9 am

Friday, November 17th - A Day -

Thespian Students @ Convention

TMEA Region Orchestra Clinic & Concert Here

Debate Tournament @ Glenbrook North HS (IL)

Boys Golf @ Mustang Invitational, Apple Rock/Hidden Falls GC (Marble Falls)

Girls Golf @ Sun City, Legacy Hills GC (Georgetown)

Lady's BB, 9th B @ Georgetown Eastview Tournament

First home basketball game for the boys' program is this Friday, Nov 17th @ 7:30 versus McNeil.

Saturday, November 18th

Thespian Students @ Convention

TMEA Region Orchestra Clinic & Concert Here

Debate Tournament @ Glenbrook North HS (IL)

Boys Golf @ Mustang Invitational

Girls Golf @ Sun City

Lady's BB, 9th Black/JV @ Georgetown Eastview Tourney

Men's BB, 9th/JV Black @ Georgetown Tourney

Men's BB 9th/JV Red @ Cedar Park Tourney


Visit our PTO page for the latest in membership opportunities, meetings, or just being informed.

PTO Events:

11/13 PTO Meeting with guest speaker, Brad Kennington, BBT, 9:15 am.

Guest Speaker- Brad Kennington

Last year's Freshman class was given a Health and Wellness survey and the results showed that higher than the national average percentage, Freshman at Lake Travis High School reported feeling stressed, anxious and unconnected. With this information in mind, the LTHS PTO will be presenting Brad Kennington, a specialist in the field of teen stress and anxiety who will discuss the effects of stress and the importance of preventing stress from leading to an unhealthy body image at the PTO General Membership Meeting November 13th.

Coming Attractions

  • End of Course Testing December 4th through December 7th.
  • Fall Semester Final Exams December 18th through December 21st ( NO early exams are allowed).

Football Playoffs begin this Friday.

Your Cavaliers will be hosting the San Antonio Madison this Friday. More details to follow later this week.

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