LVHS Newsletter

Excellence In All We Do.

May 4, 2018

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Last Week in Pictures...

Parents of Seniors, Please email Mrs. Huerta ASAP with all your Institution Scholarships amounts. This is any money you have received outside of the Local Area Scholarships.

Next Week at LVHS:

Monday, May 7:
  • Viking 7-on-7, 6-8 pm
  • AP Chemistry Exam


Tuesday, May 8:

    • STAAR End of Course Algebra Exam
    • AP Spanish Exam


    Wednesday, May 9:

    • AP English Literature
    • STAAR End of Course Biology Exam


    Thursday, May 10:

        • AP US Government Exam
        • STAAR End of Course US History Exam
        • CEIC Meeting - 4:00 pm, Art Room


        Friday,May 11:

        • STATE Track Meet
        • AP US History Exam
        Please join us to recognize our students who participated in academic UIL on Friday, 5/18 , at 9:00 am in the PAC. These students will head to a field trip and celebration at Main Event afterwards!

        Final Exam Schedule

        Tuesday, 5/22 - Final Exams - 12th graders - 6, 7, 8, 5 exams
        9th, 10th, and 11th graders - 1st and 8th periods

        Wednesday, 5/23 - Final Exams - 12th graders - 1, 2, 3, 4 exams
        9th, 10th, and 11th graders - 4th and 5th periods

        Thursday, 5/24 - 9th, 10th, and 11th graders - 6th and 7th period exams
        12th graders - Walkabout at LVES, 8:20, then Senior Trip

        Friday, 5/25 -12th graders - Graduation practice at 9:30 am, LVHS gym
        9th, 10th, and 11th graders - 2nd and 3rd period exams
        • 1st period meets from 8:05 - 9:10 - iPads collected at that time
        • No advisory
        • 2nd period is from 9:15 - 10:45. All 3rd period classes meet from 10:50 - 12:20.
        • Early release for students at 12:20.


        Graduation starts at 6:00.
        Seniors report to aux gym at 5:00pm (really).
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        AP Corner

        1. 14 1/2 more days

        2. Do me a favor: No discipline issues or skipping allowed for the next 3 weeks.

        3. Students need to be in school, stop signing them out for bogus reasons.

        4. No Saturday school this Saturday. No a picture of you in front of the building on Saturday morning doesn't count.

        Old news we keep in here for your reference:

        Blue and Gold Ceremony

        Make sure you have marked your calendar for our annual Blue and Gold ceremony for the Class of 2018. Students will be awarded scholarships and recognized for outstanding work and academic achievements. It is always a night to remember.

        Blue and Gold Ceremony

        May 16, 2018
        6:30 pm
        LVHS Performing Arts Center

        Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony Information

        Friday, May 25, 2018
        6:00 pm
        Lago Vista High School Gym

        Doors will open for seating at 5:00 pm.

        Please consider joining PTSA!

        What?
        • Parent-Teacher-Student-Association
        Who?
        • Open to all parents, teachers, and students at LVHS. Students who are members all four years of high school will be eligible to compete for National PTA scholarships their senior year.
        Why?
        • To provide our students and parents with training and support that the National PTA provides, free of charge, to members.
        • To provide teachers with support they might need in their classrooms through financial assistance with classroom supplies and monthly teacher appreciation.
        • To provide our students with opportunities for college scholarships through National PTA.

        How much?

        • Membership is $10 per person, renewable each school year. $4.50 goes to the National PTA and $5.50 will go towards our local PTSA.

        How?

        • Complete the PTSA Membership Form and return with your payment (cash or check made out to LVHS PTSA) to LVHS. Click here to download and complete the registration form.
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        For the past several years, Lago Vista ISD has put together a list of various summer learning opportunities in the Austin area that may be helpful to Lago Vista ISD parents and students who are looking for summer fun and learning options. This year, we are pleased to announce that we have partnered with Live Grow Play Austin for our 2018 Summer Camp Guide. As a result of this partnership, this year's summer camp guide is fully searchable by interest, location, date, price, etc.


        To view the 2018 summer camp guide, visit:

        https://www.livegrowplayaustin.com/camps


        Thank you Live Grow Play Austin for partnering with Lago Vista ISD and for providing this awesome guide for our families! It’s definitely not too soon to start thinking about what you want to do to have a great summer!

        StayAlert System Reminder!

        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

        Morning tutorials- Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:45 in the MAC. Come get help from some of our great junior and senior members of the National Honor Society.

        Attendance Matters

        The vast majority of our students with excessive absences fail to pass their classes. Students need to be at school everyday.

        Our schoolwide attendance goal for this year is 97%. Our state funding is based on the percentage of students at school at 10:15 am every day. Higher attendance rate = more money for resources for your student.

        For students who exceed our 96% goal, we are planning some more exciting rewards this year, such as a movie in the PAC, Kona Ice, and exam exemptions!


        For students who miss school, here is some very important attendance information:


        • 3 or more unexcused absences in a 4 week period - warning letter sent home, phone conference with at-risk coordinator and attendance improvement plan.
        • 5 or more unexcused absences in a 6-week period - warning letter sent home, phone conference with administrator, attendance behavior plan reviewed.
        • 7 or more unexcused absences in an 8-week period - warning letter sent home and Behavior Intervention Plan meeting called with the parents, student, and assistant principal.
        • 10 or more unexcused absences in a 6 month period - truancy charges are filed. Parent, student and school administrator will be summoned to appear in truancy court.


        Our campus goal is to reach 97% attendance each day.


        Thanks for your support!
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        To whom should I talk about...

        Attendance - including absences, doctor's notes, students needing to leave school early : Our attendance clerk, Jennifer_Chiappone@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5500


        Registration, Transcripts: Our registrar, Tyra_Becker@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5503


        Student Emotional Support, College Readiness, Student Schedules: Our counselor, Meghin_Huerta@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5504


        Student Discipline, Ideas for School Improvement: Our assistant principal, Justin_Walker@lagovista.txed.net or principal, Heather_Stoner@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5500