LVHS Pirate Bulletin

Flagship Friday Updates V.3.E.13

Pirates for the Win!!!

BRIAN CROWNOVER Special to the Tribune-Herald

JOSHUA — Robert Prescott threw for two touchdowns, Bryson Roland rushed for three more and the La Vega Pirates breezed by Fort Worth Western Hills, 65-6, on Thursday night in the Class 4A Division I bi-district round of the playoffs.

Western Hills (6-5), which finished third in District 6-4A Division I, was out of its league from the jump in this one. The Pirates (8-3) punted only once in the first half, scoring seven touchdowns with relative ease. Roland, La Vega’s freshman sensation at running back, played only the first half, but scored on runs of 40, 30 and 4, amassing 167 yards along the way.

The Pirate defense set the tone early with a safety on the second play of the game, hitting Western Hills running back Jason Green deep in the end zone to grab an early 2-0 lead. Sandwiched in between Roland’s touchdown runs, the quarterback Prescott found NiK Sanders on a quick screen that saw the junior make a nifty 39-yard run after the catch for a score. The junior quarterback also hit his favorite target Mekhi Rice in the flat from eight yards out for another TD.

D’Eddrick Brawley added a few more easy scores, and the rout was on. The senior finished the night with six carries for 29 yards.

Nik Rice quietly had a nifty night, carrying five times for 102 yards and a touchdown, a 70-yard score to start the second half.

Keywan Ross had two sacks for the dominant La Vega defense, while Marcus Cobb added another.

The Pirates take on Kaufman in the area round. La Vega seems to be peaking at the right time, as it has won its past three games by a combined score of 181-22.

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The Wonder of It All!!

Biology students had the opportunity to extract DNA from strawberry lab! Our Pirate Scholars were up for the challenge.

Food For Families

From Ms. Hyde:

HEY TEACHERS HEY!!! We really need your help promoting "Food for Families" to your 3rd period!!

Use your own "creative teacher incentives" to get your class on board to participate and compete against the other classes.

The Pizza will be from Marcos AND instead of making them choose....I personally am going to donate the goodies necessary for the ice cream sundae bar.

***Soooo the winning 3rd period will receive BOTH prizes....Pizza AND the ice cream sundae bar!!!

​Regular size can = 1 pound

$1 = 1 pound

Other items will be counted by weight. Please stack food in the box we are providing. Student Council & HOSA will collect food periodically, so please place box where volunteers can find it.

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Upcoming Guest Speaker

Chief Victorian from Waco PD will visit with our students on November 16 from 11:15-12:00. Limited seats are available. We will have a Zoom Link to share for all to be able to participate. Please see Mrs. Grigsby for more details and to sign up.
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Congratulations to Chloe!!!

Congrats to Chloe McLellan for competing in her 4th Cross Country State Championship! She achieved her seasons best time of 12:58! It’s always wonderful to see pirate athletes competing at the state level. Way to go!
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Please fill out the survey below to better assist your admin with supporting you. Your input is valued and appreciated.

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Don't Miss out on a Gift Card...Kindness is Contagious!!!!

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Proposed Whatcha Reading Wednesday

Please read the message below from Mrs. Grigsby and fill in the survey at the conclusion so that we can get as much input.

I would like to propose an idea. I have been collecting books that are being donated to "La Vega Reads". I would like to promote the giving of books with an opportunity to read them. Since 4th period is a much longer period, I was wondering if we can allow all teachers the opportunity to carve 10-15 minutes every Wednesday for students to read. ("Whatcha Reading Wednesday") The purpose is to provide time where students can enjoy reading. Students who read for fun are often stronger in the classroom in all subjects since they are building skills that most subjects rely on - skills like inferring, evaluating and retelling.

It might be good to promote it as a break from school..... SHOW time. "Silent Hiatus On Wednesdays". 10-15 minutes to set down your phone. Pick up a book, or a sketch pad or a sudoku and take a few minutes to de-stress, relax, unplug. Everyone can participate since the worst case scenario is they lay their head down for a few minutes. The important part is giving them a chance to unplug and reboot. (That is how we fix everything else! Unplug it and then plug it back in)

We can add an incentive piece - earn Pirate Points by telling a teacher or administrator about a book you read for fun, display your artwork on the wires in the 300 hall or complete a level 2 or 3 sudoku in one SHOW time.

We can draw names at the end of each month for prizes (chips? snacks?). If we just call it Pirate Points, we can also give them out for rewarding kids for random acts of doing good. (no referrals, improved attendance, helping someone, whatever...

I'd like to roll my cart of "La Vega Reads" books to the entrance of the cafeteria on the first Tuesday of the month during each lunch period. I don't want to commit to more than once a month because it eats into my MCL time. I am hoping that if my book supply dwindles, it will encourage more supporters to donate. It is also an opportunity to promote the books available in the library. I am also open to students running the cart.

Since I will be in Houston the first Tuesday in November, I am hoping to have the first book give-a-way on Tuesday, October 26. We could start the "Whatcha Reading Wednesday" or "SHOW time" 10/27 or 11/3. (or whenever we are ready to start it)

Support our Life Skills Class Fundraiser

Our Life Skills class will begin the gift wrapping fundraiser on November 29th. We have wrapping paper, boxes, and tissue paper. Bring us your items! They will be beautifully wrapped and ready to put under the tree. Below is the flyer with more information.
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Angel Tree

From Mr. Shade:


Can you please fill out any referrals for Angel Tree (Bellmead PD) for kids in need for Christmas:

The Police Department each year request names of children from the school counselors who the deem would greatly appreciate the gifts. We anonymously place angel ornaments on a Christmas tree in the department lobby. All wanting to participate and make donations are invited to select an angel and bring donated toys and other gifts. The officers will then deliver the gifts to the children (ages 16 or younger)

Savana Afinowicz

Crime Victims Liaison

Bellmead Police Department

701 Maxfield St.

Bellmead, TX 76705


Fax: (254)412-7559

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The resource below is available to your student or your family if you have issues. Please use this resource or share with anyone who may benefit from the resource.

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ICU and Saturday School

Keep up the good work!!!

ICU is offered Monday-Thursday from 4:15-5:15 in the library. Saturday School is each week from 9am-12pm excluding Holiday weekends.

Vaccine Clinics Every Tuesday...Spread the word!!! Please remind students that they will receive a $25 Gift Card for vaccinating!!

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Vision : To become a flagship high school in Central Texas.

Mission: The mission of LVHS is to become a flagship high school in this area by providing educational excellence for all students in an academically challenging, positive, and safe atmosphere.

Please use the google sheet below to record all of our successes for this upcoming year.


Shout Outs!

Paraprofessionals for chipping in wherever and whenever to help with coverage.

To our LVISD Police Dept. For coming over Friday in the middle of our being shorthanded, extra personnel is always welcomed!

To all of the teachers for ensuring our kids are where they need to be and out of halls!

To all...we are almost at Thanksgiving Break!!!

Upcoming Events

11/16 School Thanksgiving Meal

11/16 Girls Basketball vs. Midlothian Heritage @ Midlothian

11/17 Faculty Mtg in the library

11/18 Gear Up Campus Tour Texas A & M

11/19 Football Round 2 vs. Kaufman @ Corsicana

11/20 Girls Basketball vs. Fairfield @ Fairfield

11/23 Girls Basketball vs. Killeen @ LVHS Gym

11/23 Boys Basketball vs. Killeen @ Killeen