Lago Vista High School News!

A newsletter for the parents, students, and staff of LVHS!

October 9, 2015

What's been happening?!

Tax Ratification Election!

On December 12, 2015, LVISD will hold a Tax Ratification Election. The passage of the TRE
coupled with an Ordinance passed by the LVISD Board of Trustees would effectively move $0.02 from the Interest and Sinking Fund (I&S) to our Maintenance and Operations Fund (M&O). This shift would generate approximately $250,000 in additional state funding for the school district with NO INCREASE in tax rate for the LVISD taxpayers.


Please read more at http://www.lagovistaisd.net/users/0001/Finance/TREFLYER.pdf.

Senior Pictures are coming soon!

Parents of 12th graders, please note that Texas Photo will be on campus on Monday, October 19 and Tuesday, October 20 to take senior pictures for our yearbook. More details will be sent home to seniors and their parents next week!

A few yearbooks are left!

We still have some of last year's yearbooks for sale for $50.


Early Bird Special for this year's books at yearbooks.biz is $45.


Senior parents, it's not too early to save a page in the yearbook for your student's senior advertisements. Email rebecca_holt@lagovista.txed.net for more info.

Explorer Profile for Students.

At the conclusion of the first nine weeks, students will be able to apply for access to the Explorer Profile on their iPad. This profile will give students access to FaceTime and the App store. Applications for this access will be available the last week of the nine weeks. Students must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the Explorer Profile:


1. Student maintains an 80% average or better in all classes.

2. This complete application submitted within 10 days of the last day of the preceding 9 weeks.

3. No documented technology referrals for improper technology use.

4. Principal approval of this application.

5. ALL teachers and parent approval signatures.

6. Attendance rate of 97% or better.


A STUDENT’S ACCESS TO THE EXPLORER PROFILE WILL BE REVOKED IN CASES WHERE IT BECOMES A DISTRACTION OR ANY OF THE REQUIREMENTS LISTED ABOVE ARE NO LONGER MET.

Still haven't checked out Canvas?!

Figure out what assignments are due and what your student is still missing, read course descriptions and outlines, and communicate with your student's teachers using Canvas!


Check out the directions at http://classroom.lagovistaisd.net/default.aspx?LagoVistaHighSchool/Canvas.


This is a game changer because now you can know what your student has been assigned BEFORE it's due!


(You can also feel free to grab your students' iPad and have them show you their assignments!)

No school for students on Monday, October 12 and Tuesday, October 13!

The End of the first 9 weeks is Friday, October 23!

The 9 weeks testing schedule is as follows:


Tuesday, October 20 - 6th and 8th

Wednesday, October 21 - 3rd and 5th

Thursday, October 22 - 1st and 7th

Friday, October 23 - 2nd and 4th

Information from our counselor, Mrs. Slaughter!

Seniors, time is running out for senior conferences!

Sign up at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4dadac2ba5f58-senior1


Freshmen and juniors are taking the PSAT on Wednesday, October 14! See below for more information:


National Merit Scholarship Information:


  • Students who take the PSAT/NMSQT are automatically screened for the National Merit® Scholarship Program. PSAT 8-9 and PSAT 10 are not considered for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Since its founding, NMSC has recognized over 3 million students and provided more than 396,000 scholarships worth over $1.5 billion. For more information, visit: http://www.nationalmerit.org/nmsp.php



Other Benefits of Doing Well on the PSAT:


  • AP Potential: Results give us valuable information that helps match students to Pre-AP and AP courses through the AP Potential program.
  • Money for College: Students who mark “Yes” to Student Search Service™ when they take either the PSAT/NMSQT or the PSAT 10 automatically provide their results, making it easy for colleges and scholarship programs to find them and contact them. Millions of dollars are available.
  • Prepare for the SAT: Results from PSAT help establish a baseline measurement of students' college and career readiness. It also gives them a chance to preview the SAT test and develop a targeted study plan to do well.



Dual Credit Information:

Registration for our two Austin Community College dual credit classes, College Algebra and U S History 1302, begins November 2. Completed Enrollment Forms for returning students are due to Mrs. Slaughter by October 29! If this is the first ACC class for a student, completed forms are due to Mrs. Slaughter on November 10. * Go to the following website for more information about ACC’s Dual Credit program and steps for enrollment:

http://www.austincc.edu/apply-and-register/type-of-student/high-school-students/dual-credit


Character Corner:

In support of October’s Red Ribbon Week, we are highlighting the character trait, “respect”.


Respect: a feeling of admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.


Making daily, positive, healthy choices is an awesome way to show respect for ourselves and our future. Take time this month to talk to your teenager about the choices they make and how those choices can make a difference for their future achievements and well-being!


"Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself." Abraham Joshua Heschel

Interested in being a substitute teacher in LVISD? Our next sub training is Wednesday, October 21, 2015, beginning at 6:00 in the LVHS Performing Arts Center. All subs must attend a training before they are allowed to sub in LVISD.

Upcoming Events!

Check out our district's October-At-A-Glance at http://www.lagovistaisd.net/users/0002/Communication/Oct%2015%20AAG.pdf.

Every Wednesday is College Day! Encourage your students to dress in their favorite college's gear!

Who do I talk to about...

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


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

Bell Schedule!

A Day

8:15 – 9:05 : 1st period

9:10 – 10:55 : 2nd period

11:00 – 12:30 : 3rd period (lunch from 12:30 – 1:00)

or

11:30 – 1:00 : 3rd period (lunch from 10:55 – 11:25)

1:05 – 2:35 : 4th period


2:40 – 3:30 : 5th period


B Day

8:15 – 9:05 : 1st period

9:10 – 10:55 : 6th period

11:00 – 12:30 : 7th period (lunch from 12:30 – 1:00)

or

11:30 – 1:00 : 7th period (lunch from 10:55 – 11:25)

1:05 – 2:35 : 8th period


2:40 – 3:30 : 5th period


First and fifth periods are 50 minute classes that meet everyday. Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 are 90 minute periods that meet every other day.