Excellence In All We Do - April 7th
Poetry March Madness
Coach Fox's US History class was asked which historical document did they feel had the biggest impact on the Founding Father's? The Federalist Papers was a popular choice!
Students in Coach Palomino's class sat in for a conversation this week to test their knowledge.
Many thanks to our LVHS PALS for coming over and hanging out with our students.
Poetry March Madness
Please Welcome Mr. Austin Hayes Gonzalez!
STAAR Test Information
Here are the STAAR test dates coming up in May - please try to avoid appointments, etc. on these dates.
Tuesday, May 3rd - Algebra STAAR Test
Thursday, May 5th - 8th Grade Science STAAR Test
Friday, May 6th - 8th Grade Social Studies STAAR Test
Tuesday, May 10th - 6, 7 and 8 Math STAAR Test
Wednesday, May 11th - 6, 7, and 8 Reading STAAR Test
Because of House Bill 4545, any student who does not pass the STAAR test must complete 30 hours of accelerated instruction per test(yes - if an 8th grade student doesn't pass any of the four tests, they will have 120 hours of accelerated instruction!).
Students who need accelerated instruction will be assigned summer school June 6th - June 17th.
8th Grade Roller Coaster Project
For students to be eligible for the Six Flags trip, they must:
Be passing all of their classes for the current grading cycle.
Not be assigned ISS/DAEP.
Not be removed from their roller coaster group for discipline purposes.
Any student that is ineligible for the trip will be considered by a case by case basis.
More details on the trip will be coming out shortly, but it will be in late May.
Dear Viking Family,
In Lago Vista ISD, we strive to continuously improve the learning conditions and environment for our students. Candid feedback from our parents provides us with crucial information to help us realize this mission.
A survey was sent by email this week, and it will take approximately 12 minutes to complete. Your feedback is completely confidential. Comment boxes are provided for detailed feedback and you can be assured that they are thoughtfully read and considered. You are encouraged to take your time and answer each question as thoughtfully as possible. Surveys will close on April 14th.
If you did not get a survey, please contact Monica Kaiser at Monica_Kaiser@lagovista.txed.net
Thank you in advance for your participation and feedback!
District Champions x 4!
Our track teams competed in their district meet on Friday. We are incredibly proud of all 4 LVMS DISTRICT CHAMPION TRACK TEAMS!!
The 8th grade girls are DISTRICT CHAMPION earning 1st out of 6 teams at the track meet with 184 points. Here are their highlights:
High Jump - Allisen Shipp- DISTRICT CHAMPION
Mia Kinslow -3rd place
Pole Vault - Lilah Smith - DISTRICT CHAMPION
Lily Coale- 4th place
2400 M Run -Scotia Horton-DISTRICT CHAMPION
4x100 relay – Taylor McCowen, Mia Kinslow, Carli Parker, Allisen Shipp -DISTRICT CHAMPIONS
800 Run - Kahlen Mathes - DISTRICT CHAMPION
100 M Hurdles - Haley Wray - DISTRICT CHAMPION
100 M Dash - Mia Kinslow - 2nd place
Carli Parker - 4th place
4x200 relay – Taylor McCowen, Mia Kinslow, Haley Wray, Allisen Shipp - DISTRICT CHAMPIONS
400M dash - Kalen Mathes - DISTRICT CHAMPION
Lilah Smith - 3rd place
300M hurdles – Haley Wray - 2nd place
200M dash – Carli Parker - 2nd place
Taylor McCowen - 3rd place
4x400 relay - Lilah Smith, Scotia Horton, Allisen Shipp, Kahlen Mathes - DISTRICT CHAMPIONS
The 7th grade girls are also DISTRICT CHAMPIONS earning 1st out of 6 teams with 175 points. Here are their highlights:
High Jump - Sydney Mosser - 5th place
Piper Olsen - 5th place
Long Jump - Sydney Mosser - DISTRICT CHAMPION
Laney Bently - 3rd place
Sophia Hankins-6th place
Triple Jump - Piper Olsen - DISTRICT CHAMPION
Sophia Hankins - 4th place
Ayva Ritter - 5th place
Pole Vault - Abby Tristan - DISTRICT CHAMPION
Anya Alanis - 3rd place
Discus - Audrey Ferguson - 5th place
Shot Put - Eliana Helton - 5th place
2400 Run - Emily Viruette - 3rd place
Laila Burlew - 4th place
Molly Roberts - 5th place
4x100 relay - BeBe Inman, Lanee Arredondo,Eliana Helton, Abby Tristan - DISTRICT CHAMPIONS
800 Run - Melissa Soto - 3rd place
Sydney Mosser - 5th place
Piper Olsen - 6th place
100 hurdles - Piper Olsen - 2nd place
Melissa Soto - 3rd place
Molly Roberts - 5th place
100 M Dash - BeBe Inman - 2nd place
Laney Bentley - 5th place
4x200 relay – Lanee Arredondo, Elian Helton, Laney Bentley, Abby Tristan -2nd place
400M dash - Ke’Auvia Cox - 4th place
Sydney Mosser - 6th place
300M hurdles – Melissa Soto - 3rd place
200M dash – Eliana Helton - 6th place
1600 Run - Laila Burlew - 3rd place
Claire Everett - 6th place
4x400 relay – Ke’Auvia Cox, Sydney Mosser, BeBe Inman, Abby Tristan - 2nd place
Boy's Results...Coming Soon!
Please talk to your students about properly caring for their iPad...here are a few simple solutions:
- Don't throw your backpack with the iPad in it.
- Be careful where you are charging it - make sure no can trip on the cord, or if they do, it doesn't fall.
- 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.
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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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@example.org
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.
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!
Who Do I Contact?
If you have questions about registrations, contact:
Monica Kaiser @ email@example.com
Schedules? Counselor April Woodburn @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Bus? Transportation Director Lisa Gordon @ email@example.com
Logistical Questions? Secretary Sue Kunze @ firstname.lastname@example.org