LVMS Newsletter

Excellence In All We Do - February 6th

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UIL!

It was amazing to have an actual UIL competition in person last weekend! The kids did awesome, and Lago Vista took 2nd place overall(Llano won 1st place). Here are the individual results:



Impromptu Speaking


6th Grade

District Champion - Violet Wheeler

2nd Place - Adriana Owen


7th Grade

3rd Place - Dejaih Sourile

4th Place - Jessi Welton

5th Place - Kennedi McSkimming


8th Grade

District Champion - Lilliane Coale

3rd Place - Austin Janak


Listening Skills


7th Grade

3rd Place - Emily Viruette

4th Place - Victor Plua

5th Place - Lanee Arredondo

6th Place - Abby Tristan


Modern Oratory


6th Grade

District Champion - Leighton Melendez


7th Grade

District Champion - Molly Roberts


8th Grade

District Champion - Tripp Henderson

2nd Place - Josie Oatman

3rd Place - Isabel Villareal


Maps, Charts and Graphs


6th Grade

4th Place - Macer Ballard

6th Place - Eloise Thering


7th Grade

3rd Place - Jackson Cook


8th Grade

District Champion - Jonah Farrington


Math


6th Grade

District Champion - Macer Ballard

2nd Place - Leighton Melendez

3rd Place - Camilla Mancilla


7th Grade

District Champion - Weston Walker

2nd Place - Beatrix Inman

3rd Place - Audrey Ferguson


8th Grade

District Champion - Aiden Neel

2nd Place - Ryan Duty

3rd Place - Jonah Farrington


Ready Writing


6th Grade

Haleigh Carson - 2nd Place

Leighton Melendez - 4th Place

7th Grade

Molly Roberts - District Champion

8th Grade

Tripp Henderson - 3rd Place


Science


8th Grade

3rd Place - Aiden Neel


Number Sense


6th Grade

2nd Place - Samuel Kinslow

3rd Place - Sofia Garcia

5th Place - Macer Ballard


7th Grade

3rd Place - Weston Walker

4th Place - Luke Walker

5th Place - Riley Caller


8th Grade

District Champion - Aiden Neel

2nd Place - Lilah Smith

3rd Place - Keegan Downs

4th Place - Tripp Henderson


Social Studies


7th Grade

District Champion - Jackson Cook

8th Grade

2nd Place - Juan Garcia


Music Memory


8th Grade

District Champion - Juan Garcia

2nd Place - Isabel Villareal


Spelling


6th Grade

2nd Place - Lago Vista

3rd Place - Leighton Melendez

4th Place - Jack Wright

7th Grade

District Champion - Luke Walker

3rd Place - Claire Everett

4th Place - Anna Heston

8th Grade

District Champion - Josh Bailey

3rd Place - Aiden Kniight

4th Place - Nathan Hiebert

We Are Officially 4A

We have talked about this jump for a long time, but Lago Vista has grown enough to now be a 4A school. Our new districts have been announced, and here they are. Spring sports, cross country and academics will most likely follow the basketball/volleyball districts, but that's not official yet. And yes, that is Marble Falls in our district(coming down from 5A)!

Football District

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Basketball/Volleyball District

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Girl's Basketball Update

The District tournament for Saturday is postponed - the 7th Grade Tournament will happen on Monday, February 7th and 8th Grade is scheduled for Thursday, February 10th.


Coaches will send the schedules out as soon as they are available.

Benchmarks!

We are almost in February! And, as we go into the Spring, that also means that testing is coming up sooner than later. Here is the Benchmark schedule:


Thursday, March 3rd - 8th Grade Science

Friday, March 4th - 8th Grade Social Studies

Tuesday, March 8th - 6, 7 and 8 Math

Wednesday, March 9th - 6, 7 and 8 Reading

Thursday, March 10th - Algebra I

iPads

We have had more iPads broken this year than we have ever seen before, and I realize that we've had issues with the cases, and we are giving iPads to middle school students, but we are already over budget for the year.


Please talk to your students about properly caring for their iPad...here are a few simple solutions:


1) Don't throw your backpack with the iPad in it.

2) Be careful where you are charging it - make sure no can trip on the cord, or if they do, it doesn't fall.

3) 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.

Thanks, TEA!

We've been selected by TEA to do a STAAR field test, and here is more information.


Several requirements of House Bill 3906, which came out of the 2019 Legislative session, called for a redesign of the STAAR assessments that will be implemented in the 2022-2023 school year. The redesign includes several of the following components:

  • Transitioning to online assessments
  • Adding writing to the reading language arts assessments
  • Capping the number of multiple-choice questions
  • Adding new items types

As with any redesign to STAAR assessments, TEA creates Stand Alone Field Tests that schools must participate in if chosen. This year Lago Vista ISD was chosen to participate in the field tests. All 3rd and 6th grade students were selected to participate in the reading field test in February. Participation in the field test is mandatory for all students enrolled in the grade levels chosen by TEA. The purpose of this field test is to determine whether the questions are appropriate and should be included in the test bank when creating the 2022-2023 STAAR assessments.


We will give the test on Wednesday, February 16.

Deliveries - ESPECIALLY on Valentine's Day

Just a reminder about deliveries to campus(straight from the Handbook):


Parents are requested not to bring items to be delivered to students during the instructional day. In the event that an item is given to the front office, it will be delivered to the student in the manner that least impacts instruction. Parents may not personally make deliveries to classrooms. No flowers or gift items will be delievered until the end of the instructional day.


Students may not have food delivered to school from commercial establishments(Uber Eats, Domino's, etc). Parents may provide meals for their own child's consumption during designated meal times only. In the event a parent delivers a meal for a student to the front office, the student will be allowed to pick it up during his/her lunch time. A parent/guardian may only bring food/drink for their child - a parent/guardian may not bring food/drink for their child's friends.


Thank you for helping!

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Construction Update!

This week, the construction crews have been installing new drain pipes in the upper gym. We appreciate their help in keeping our basketball teams safe while we practice.

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Yearbook Photos?

"The yearbook is searching for more photos from Summertime. Photos must only include current LVMS students and be school appropriate. We can not guarantee the use of every photo sent in but if you would like to submit one; please send it to lela_talley@lagovista.txed.net for review.

Also, if you have not purchased a yearbook yet, time is running out before the price increases.

Here is a link for a printable card if you would like to give as a gift."


https://www.canva.com/design/DAEmoCI_SU4/share/preview?token=Tji2BbOs9XRrOoD5Ib_bOw&role=EDITOR&utm_content=DAEmoCI_SU4&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=sharebutton


Still need to order a yearbook?

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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?
https://ascportal.esc13.net/ParentPortal/login?distid=227912


¿NECESITA ESPAÑOL?
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 registration@lagovista.txed.net 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 registration@lagovista.txed.net.

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Cell Phones

As many of you know, our cell phone policy for students is to turn them off and put them in their back packs during the day. This is EXTREMELY difficult for our students to follow, but I feel that it's very important that students be disconnected from their phones throughout the day.


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@lvisd.com


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.

terri_harkins@lagovista.txed.net

Ext. 2505


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!

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Covid Questions...

Q: How will I know if my student has been exposed?

A: If your student is determined to be a close contact of a student who has tested positive for COVID, you will be personally notified. If your child is in the same grade level as a student who has tested positive, you will receive an email.


Q: Are masks required?

A: LVISD does not require students, parents, teachers, staff members or visitors to wear masks or face coverings while on district premises. However, the wearing of face masks is allowed and is highly encouraged.


Q: Can I choose for my child to do at-home/remote learning this year?

A: The state has not provided for a funded remote instruction option this school year. Students not at school will be under normal attendance requirements. Exceptions to this are students who are isolated because of a positive COVID result or who are quarantined due to being a COVID close contact.

Who Do I Contact?

We try to be excellent problem solvers here at LVMS, so if you have questions, let us help!


If you have questions about registrations, contact:

Monica Kaiser @ monica_kaiser@lagovista.txed.net

Schedules? Counselor April Woodburn @ april_woodburn@lagovista.txed.net

Bus? Transportation Director Lisa Gordon @ lisa_gordon@lagovista.txed.net

Logistical Questions? Secretary Sue Kunze @ sue_kunze@lagovista.txed.net


You can contact myself(eric_holt@lagovista.txed.net) or our Assistant Principal Kim Bentley (kim_bentley@lagovista.txed.net) with any questions you need help with as well.