LVMS Newsletter

Excellence In All We Do - April 7th

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Construction Update

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The construction has moved into preparation for the concrete slab, which is scheduled to be poured early next week - things are moving finely moving along!
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Please Welcome Mr. Austin Hayes Gonzalez!

Coach Gonzalez welcomed a brand new baby boy last week - congrats!

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

Over the last weeks of school, your child will be working as a team to design, build a model, and create an advertisement for the next “roller coaster of the future.” The culmination of this project will be an opportunity for students to showcase their design and advertisement, as well as a field trip to 6 Flags Fiesta Texas.


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.

Parent Survey

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!

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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!

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Coach Hill has been working with our middle school softball players in the morning during Athletics - it's been a great way for our students to get ready for the next level!

iPads

We have had more iPads broken this year than we have ever seen before, and I realize that we've had issues with the cases, and we are giving iPads to middle school students, but we are already over budget for the year.


Please talk to your students about properly caring for their iPad...here are a few simple solutions:

  1. Don't throw your backpack with the iPad in it.
  2. Be careful where you are charging it - make sure no can trip on the cord, or if they do, it doesn't fall.
  3. 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?
https://ascportal.esc13.net/ParentPortal/login?distid=227912


¿NECESITA ESPAÑOL?
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 registration@lagovista.txed.net 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 registration@lagovista.txed.net.

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Cell Phones

As many of you know, our cell phone policy for students is to turn them off and put them in their back packs during the day. This is EXTREMELY difficult for our students to follow, but I feel that it's very important that students be disconnected from their phones throughout the day.


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@lvisd.com


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.

terri_harkins@lagovista.txed.net

Ext. 2505


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!

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Who Do I Contact?

We try to be excellent problem solvers here at LVMS, so if you have questions, let us help!


If you have questions about registrations, contact:

Monica Kaiser @ monica_kaiser@lagovista.txed.net

Schedules? Counselor April Woodburn @ april_woodburn@lagovista.txed.net

Bus? Transportation Director Lisa Gordon @ lisa_gordon@lagovista.txed.net

Logistical Questions? Secretary Sue Kunze @ sue_kunze@lagovista.txed.net


You can contact myself(eric_holt@lagovista.txed.net) or our Assistant Principal Kim Bentley (kim_bentley@lagovista.txed.net) with any questions you need help with as well.