LVMS Newsletter

November 4th, 2022 | Edition XII

Next Week

Reminder that Monday and Tuesday, November 7th and 8th are student holidays. Regular class will resume on Wednesday, November 9th.

On Friday, the 8th Graders will go honor the Veterans in our community at the annual Veterans Day ceremony at Lago Vista High School. The ceremony starts at 10:00. All veterans are welcome to attend.

End of 3 Weeks

We are already a third of the way through the second nine weeks! Students are able to regain eligibilty, but cannot lose eligibility until December 15th.

Have you heard of the Lago Vista ISD Education Foundation?

We have been around for many years and are a foundation that fundraises to give grants to educators in our district. Those grants fund equipment and supplies for students. Lago Vista ISD students are the direct beneficiaries of all of our efforts.

We are currently looking for community volunteers to help with our Giving Tuesday Campaign. You can learn more about how to help and who we are at our website, , or by emailing

When LVISD students thrive, our community does too!

Free and Reduced- Price Meal News

As a reminder, LVISD transitioned back to Free and Reduced-Price Meals for the 22-23 school year. The federal government is no longer funding the free lunch program, which was part of the COVID-19 pandemic aid package. All families are encouraged to fill out the Free and Reduced-Price Meals applications. If your child previously received free or reduced-priced meals, a new application must be received to determine if your child still qualifies. Previous free and reduced-meal eligibility has now expired. You can fill out the Free & Reduced Meal application online at MySchoolApps by clicking on the following links:

For questions regarding applications, please contact Michelle Jackson, and for questions regarding student purchases, please contact Jennifer Porter.

Password For Ascender?

Password - Did you forget your password for the Ascender Parent Portal? Instructions below on how to reset your password so you can go into your account and see your child(ren)'s grades and attendance. Any questions regarding Parent/Student Portals, please email
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Emergency Contact Info

Parents - please check the emergency contacts you listed in the Parent Portal for your students. Please add all contacts: Dads, Moms, siblings, relatives, or friends that you would like to be able to pick up your child for an appointment or emergency.

If a person is not listed, we are unable to let them take a student from our campus.

If you have any questions or need help with that, please let me know.

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District Champions x2!!

Congrats to the 7th and 8th Grade volleyball teams - BOTH teams won the district tournament on Saturday. District Championships are hard to come by, but to win both grades is pretty amazing.

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Football Wraps Up Against Jarrell

The LVMS football teams had their final games of the 2022 season last Wednesday against the Jarrell Cougars in Jarrell, TX. A special shoutout goes to the LVISD administration, staff, parents, cheerleaders, and players for their support for our teams for this season. Without you, we would not have been as successful as we were.

The LVMS Super team entered the field with confidence for their last game of the season. The Vikings scored early and easily putting up 14 points and holding the Cougars to 0. The final score of the game ended with the Vikings on top, 14-0. The results of this game leave the Super Vikings at a final season record of 3-4 and a district record of 2-1.

The LVMS 7th grade team stepped onto the field, ready to play their last district game. They played with conviction and determination, moving the ball up and down the field consistently throughout the entire game. They scored 2 touchdowns in the first half and added another 2 in the second half. The final score of the game ended with the Vikings on top, 30-0. The results of this game leave the 7th grade Vikings at a final season record of 4-3 and a district record of 2-1.

The LVMS 8th grade team was anxious about playing the Cougars for their final game of the season. They understood that it would not only be their last game of the season, but also it would be the last game of their middle school career. Even though they are excited to play at the high school next year, many have very fond memories of their time learning the game at the middle school level. Their anxiousness did not show on the field, however. They cut through the Cougar defense, throughout the game, almost scoring at will. The only Cougar touchdown came late in the game. The final score of the game ended with the Vikings on top, 30-6. The results of this game leave the 8th grade Vikings at a final season record of 4-3 and a district record of 2-1.

We appreciate the support that we received for our LVMS football program this year. Without the support of our administrators, we would not be able to play the game. Without our fellow staff members, we would not have coverage for our classes when we had to leave early for a game. Without our parents, our athletes would not be able to participate in our after school practices. (A special shoutout to our team moms who kept our coaches fed and our locker rooms "festive"!) We thank our cheerleaders for keeping the crowds pumped up at the pep rallies and games. Our players sacrifice time with their friends and family to be a part of something that is bigger than themselves, and we applaud them for their dedication and love for the game. We did not have our best year this year, but next year starts now, and now, we have something to prove. GO VIKINGS!!!

Construction Update

Our classrooms have TVs and the stone work is almost complete on the outside! Our furniture should be arriving next week, and teachers in the Science Wing are starting to get packed up to move in the the addition at the end of the semester.
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On To Basketball!

The day after volleyball ended, the girls moved onto basketball! The boys and girls schedules are below.
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Who Do I Contact?

If you have registration, Enrollment and Ascender, or Parent and Student Portal questions, email Monica Kaiser -

Schedule Questions or does your student need support? Our counselor April Woodburn can help you!

General Questions? Sue Kunze, our campus secretary can find almost any answers for you.

Attendance questions? Contact Terri Harkins -

You can always email me or our Assistant Principal Kim Bentley for assistance - or

Meet Your Teachers!

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Ms. Lela Talley

1) Where are you from originally?

Austin, Texas

2) What led you to become a teacher and how long have you been teaching?

I come from a long line of teachers on both sides of my family; it is something I have wanted to do since as long as I can remember. I have been teaching in public schools for 6 years.

3) Tell us about your family...

I have two kids, Preston graduated this past year and Paisley is an 8th grader here at LVMS.

4) What are your favorite hobbies?

Listening to live music, Jeeping, spending time with my family and crafting.

5) What is your favorite part about your job?

I really appreciate being in a smaller district. It feels like another family!

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Bell Schedule - Updated!

Here is the updated bell schedule - remember that doors will not open until 8:10 and we are not able to provide supervision for your students before that time.

1st period: 8:40 - 9:32

2nd Period: 9:36 - 10:28

3rd Period: 10:32 - 11:24

4th Period: 11:28 - 12:22

Lunch/Advisory: 12:24 - 12:54

Lunch/Advisory: 12:58 - 1:28

5th Period: 1:32 - 2:24

6th Period: 2:28 - 3:20

7th Period: 3:24 - 4:15