Excellence In All We Do - April 1st
Poetry March Madness
Coach Karg's 8th Grade ELA classes are analyzing and comparing poems. After discussion, the class votes and the winner moves on. The class has amazing discussions about the poems!
Parts of Speech
Students in Mrs. Hill's 7th Grade ELA class worked on indentifying different parts of speech in newspaper articles.
8th graders in Ms. Whitten's Science class learn tricks to find an atom's valence using the Periodic Table.
Poetry March Madness
Parts of Speech
8th Graders Interested In The Valkyries Drill Team
Are you a current 8th grader and interested in trying out for the amazing Lago Vista High Valkyries Drill Team?
Dance Clinic and Tryouts will be April 4th-7th at LVHS.
Mrs. Phillips was on campus this week to talk about the upcoming tryouts and answer questions.
If you've got some time, would like a flexible schedule, and be able to have a direct impact on our children and our schools - substitute teaching is a great answer!
If you would like more info, please let me know.
Uda Bands - Help NJHS send a young man to high school!
We are lucky to live in a place where our education is free! Not everyone is so lucky. NJHS is sponsoring a young man named Tavonga Randeni, a high schooler in Zimbabwe. Every Yuda Band we sell helps him secure his high school education! You can buy in person or click the link or scan QR Code. Mrs. Woodburn will get an email and your student can come pick out a Yuda Band. Many to choose from! You can make a difference today! Buy a Yuda Band for $10!
This Is Tavonga Randeni
STAAR Test Info
The STAAR tests will be given in early May. 6th and 7th grades will take Math and Reading, while 8th grade will take Math, Reading, Science and Social Studies.
If a student does not pass the STAAR test, they will have to complete 30 hours of Accelerated Instruction per test. If they are assigned 30 hours of Accelerated Instruction, that will be delivered in Summer School from June 6 to June 17.
I also let the kids know that these decisions were made on the State level, and that was not a Lago decision.
If you have questions, please feel free to call or email.
Please talk to your students about properly caring for their iPad...here are a few simple solutions:
- Don't throw your backpack with the iPad in it.
- Be careful where you are charging it - make sure no can trip on the cord, or if they do, it doesn't fall.
- Don't put it on the edge of your desk.
We realize that accidents will happen, but we are asking for help in order to prevent as much as possible.
Student Registration Forms
IMPORTANT! PLEASE COMPLETE ANNUAL STUDENT REGISTRATION FORMS IN ASCENDER PARENT PORTAL!
If you have not done so, it is important that you complete the annual registration process ASAP. This must be completed each year because these forms provide us with important permissions and information that must be provided annually. Students without completed registration forms will begin to lose certain privileges until they are completed, so please take a moment to submit those forms in Ascender.
HOW DO I ACCESS PARENT PORTAL?
Todos los formularios de registro también están en español. Para continuar en español, hay un menú desplegable en la esquina superior derecha de la página de inicio de sesión para cambiar al español.
WHAT IF I HAVE A NEWLY ENROLLED STUDENT? WHAT IF DON'T SEE MY ENROLLED STUDENT IN ASCENDER PARENT PORTAL?
If you enrolled your student during summer enrollment, you must still complete annual registration forms. If you don't see your enrolled student when you log in, an Ascender Parent Portal ID is needed in order to link to your student and complete the annual registration forms.
Please email your campus registrar to receive your student's Ascender Parent Portal ID. Please note that there may be slight delays in answering requests during peak times, such as this, but we will get it to you as quickly as possible!
Once you receive your student's Ascender Parent Portal ID from the campus registrar, please log into Ascender Parent Portal, select "Link to Enrolled Student", and enter the Parent Portal ID and the student's date of birth.
WHAT IF I SEE MY STUDENT, BUT DON'T HAVE A "REGISTRATION" OPTION?
In order to complete forms or update data for a student, the email address you have listed in Ascender Parent Portal must match what we have in our system. If you can see your student, but can't update any information, those email addresses do not match. We recommend updating and verifying your email address in Ascender Parent Portal. If you need us to change your email address in our system, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and your campus registrar. You will be asked to provide your student's full name, date of birth, and grade level for verification purposes.
NEED OTHER HELP?
See the Quick Guide to Setting Up Ascender Parent Portal below for more information or email email@example.com.
Please remember that cell phones are not allowed during school hours. Phones must be turned off and in their backpacks. If your child needs to contact you, they may come to the front office to use the office phone or bring their personal phone to the front office, where they are allowed to use it.
If you need to communicate with your child during the day, you can email your child on their ipads, using their school email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember that if you call the front office, we will be happy to deliver any messages to your child. Less disruption in the classrooms, the better!
News and Notes From The Office
Attendance & Nurse - Please email or contact the nurse if your child is home ill. Also, please make sure if your child calls you not feeling well, they must check in with the nurse before leaving due to COVID protocol.
Boys Athletics - If your son is in last period athletics and you need to pick them up, we ask that you pick them up BEFORE 3PM.
School Time - Please remember that we teach from "bell to bell" each day and when you pull your student(s) out early or they arrive late to school, they miss valuable class time. Thank you for understanding!
Here is the bell schedule...first bell starts at 8:00 AM!
Who Do I Contact?
If you have questions about registrations, contact:
Monica Kaiser @ email@example.com
Schedules? Counselor April Woodburn @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Bus? Transportation Director Lisa Gordon @ email@example.com
Logistical Questions? Secretary Sue Kunze @ firstname.lastname@example.org