Excellence In All We Do.
December 6, 2019
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The entrepreneurship class welcomed another awesome guest speaker. Ms. Fields educated the class on the challenges and rewards of being an entrepreneur.
Students in Floral Design and Advanced Floral classes made beautiful Thanksgiving turkey arrangements before Thanksgiving. They made great centerpieces on their tables!
Our Project Vinatta students designed shirts to wear on Wednesdays to help remind students to dress in specific colors on Thursdays. Their goal is to draw attention to different positive character traits on these special days.
Viking Ironworks got a makeover with all new stations for practicing for their upcoming welding tests! All work was done by students in the class. Great job!
Students in Mrs. Lousma's English 1 Pre-AP class practiced living under the strictest of conditions in their real-life reenactment of 1984.
Hoop it up
Our boys' varsity basketball team went 4-2 this week in their first tournament of the season! Sorry, this was the only picture Coach Fogg sent.
Chemistry students worked together to study for their upcoming test.
Finest Art Dept
Our Fine Arts Department met today to reflect on their yearly goal of helping increase student self-awareness.
Anatomy students tested muscle fatigue and the effect it has on the ability to perform motor skills tasks.
Finest Art Dept
Back to Basics
Students in Spanish 2 used old school handwriting and color-coding to make flashcards for their new set of vocabulary. No need to change what works!
Thank you parents
Thank you to our awesome parents who provided 56 pies, cakes, and goodies for the staff of Lago Vista High School the Friday before break. This kind gesture goes a long way to make us feel appreciated! Thank you!
Do's and Don'ts
Mr. Larkin reviewed some self-portraits of former students to highlight what works and what doesn't for this year's upcoming selfies.
Back to Basics
Thank you parents
Students in English II Pre-AP have been reading the classic, Night, and went on an amazing field trip to the Holocaust meeting in San Antonio this week. It was a trip to remember for a lifetime!
Students in grades 10-12 were offered the opportunity to take the ASVAB before Thanksgiving to help them identify their potential future plans based on strengths and areas of interest.
Be sure to stop by and check out the awesome musical, Sound of Music this weekend! Shows are at 7 pm tonight and Saturday and Sunday at 2.
Semester Exam Dates
We will be having our first semester exams prior to the Winter Break.
NO exams will be given early. If a student is absent for the exam, they will need to take the exam after they return, not before they leave.
When we return from the break, students will continue to have assignments, quizzes, and awesome learning experiences that will reflect on their first-semester grade up until Friday, January 10 (the end of the first semester).
Friday, December 13 - Periods 7 and 5
Monday, December 16 - Periods 1 and 3 (and 5 if more time is needed)
Tuesday, December 17 - Periods 6 and 8 (and 1 if more time is needed)
Wednesday, December 18 - Periods 2 and 4
We do not have early release during exam week.
oldies, but goodies:
Needed: Senior baby pictures
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 and phone call from the principal.
- 7 or more unexcused absences in a 6-month 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.
Dress Code Review
1. Clothing should be of the appropriate size.
a. Clothing must not be baggy or saggy, worn low on the body, nor drag on the ground.
b. Clothing must not be overly form fitting or tight.
2. Pictures, emblems or writings on student attire, jewelry, and/or tattoos must be appropriate for the school environment. No messages and/or graphics that are vulgar, offensive, obscene, libelous, or that denigrate others on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.
a. No messages and/or graphics that include depictions of or references to profanity,
prohibited substances (e.g., alcohol, drugs, tobacco, etc.), obscenity, sexual
connotations, gangs, inappropriate language, inappropriate pictures, inappropriate
gestures, death, and/or depictions of violent images.
3. See-through/sheer material is ONLY permitted when worn over an article of clothing that is dress code compliant.
4. Students will be expected to be in compliance with the dress code while standing or sitting.
5. Proper undergarments should be worn, but undergarments must not be visible. Garters and garter belts are considered undergarments.
6. No pajamas, sleepwear, or house slippers of any kind, except for designated days such as theme or character days approved by the campus administration.
7. Mustaches, beards, and sideburns must be well groomed. Grooming is at the discretion of the principal.
Bottoms (Dresses, Skirts, Shorts, and Pants)
8. All bottoms must fit around the waist and be properly fastened.
9. Dresses, skirts, shorts, and other non-uniform clothing must be of sufficient length to allow for performing normal school functions without immodest exposure. Any garment, regardless of what it is called, must cover all skin above the middle of the thigh.
10. Spandex shorts, tights, and leggings are allowed ONLY with an outer garment that meets the middle of the thigh requirement.
11. No rips or holes that are excessive or placed above the middle of the thigh.
Shirts and Blouses
12. Shirts must be buttoned properly.
13. Sleeveless shirts and modest tank tops that provide appropriate coverage are permitted.
a. No tank tops or dresses with “spaghetti straps” (thin shoulder straps over otherwise
b. Sleeveless tops must fit appropriately under the arm. No “muscle shirts”.
14. No strapless, spaghetti-strap, backless, halter, one-shoulder, or off-the-shoulder tops.
15. No clothing that reveals bare midriffs and/or bare backs. Midriffs must be fully covered at all times (even when arms are raised).
16. No low cut necklines (which reveal cleavage or the chest area).
17. No hats, caps, and/or hoods may be worn inside during the academic school day, except for designated days such as theme or character days approved by the campus administration.
18. No bandanas, rags, gloves, kerchiefs, or gang-related decorative articles.
19. No hanging wallet chains, chain belts, handcuffs, sharp/heavy rings, or other metal spiked or metal-studded studded accessories.
20. No visible body piercings, with the exception of earrings.
21. No sunglasses may be worn in school buildings without specific recommendation from a doctor.
22. No shoes that mark the floor or “wheelies”.
23. No trench coats.
StayAlert System Reminder
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:
Call or Text: (206) 406-6485
To whom should i talk to about...
Immunizations, illnesses, medications: Our nurse Kathryn_Azevedo@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extention 5506
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
Career and Tech Readiness: Our CTE Counselor, Elanna_Hylander@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5510