LVHS Staff Newsletter

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Progress Report Dates for the Year!

The first three weeks grading reports went well! If you haven't found the awesomeness that is our LVHS Staff calendar on google, please do so! These dates and several more are already on there!

October 2 - End of Six Weeks; Lose Eligibility October 9

October 23 - End of Nine Weeks; Regain/Lose Eligibility October 30

November 13 - End of Three Weeks; Regain Eligibility November 20

December 4 - End of Six Weeks; Regain Eligibility December 11

December 18 - End of Semester; Regain/Lose Eligibility January 12

January 25 - End of Three Weeks; Regain Eligibility February 1

February 12 - End of Six Weeks; Regain Eligibility February 19

March 11 - End of Nine Weeks; Regain/Lose Eligibility March 28

April 8 - End of Three Weeks; Regain Eligibility April 15

April 29 - End of Six Weeks - Regain Eligibility May 6

June 2 - End of Semester

Department Head meeting is today at 3:30 in the principal's conference room!

Site Based Decision Making Committee - need nominees!

Last week's faculty meeting was to get your team familiar with your team's part of the bigger CIP. Did you look at the strategies and make sure they were getting done?

You also were to start looking at the data.

The next meeting, you will answer all the questions on your comprehensive needs assessment.

Then, you will review the need for each of the existing strategies...are they appropriate? Do they address the needs you discovered when you completed the needs assessment?

So, you will come up with a new and improved plan and a member of your team will present it to the Campus Education Improvement Committee. From there, the CEIC will make recommendations on which of the strategies deserve priority (because there is only so much time and money to go around).

And next year, we follow the same process. Continuous School's what's for dinner!

We need one more teacher representative for the Site Based Team that meets once a month and ultimately helps approve the final CIP (think of the power!). Our returning reps this year are Lara Chapman, Cody Pruitt, and Robyn Statham. We need one more. Please email me nominees by Thursday and we will have a survey monkey vote on Friday!

If you coach a UIL sport or event...

Please be sure to send me your SRA's prior to sending them out to the entire staff. Since you are removing students from academic instruction, I would like to know about their departure before you send them out to everyone (just in case there are problems with coverage, a conflicting event, or questions about what time you are leaving). Thanks!

Early Release on Wednesday, September 30!

Students will be dismissed at 12:30 pm. First lunch will be from 10:55 - 11:30 and 2nd lunch will be from 12:00 - 12:30 (so 7th period that day will be an hour instead of an hour and a half). Teachers will attend professional development on assessments that afternoon from 1:30 - 4:00. Our focus will be on assessments - what makes a great one and how to use Eduphoria to help track and analyze your data. Then you will use the remaining time to make your first 9 weeks test in a format that works in Eduphoria!

Randy and I will be meeting at the end of this week to see which teachers are not on pace to meet Canvas expectations. Please plan to meet with Randy this week if you need help!

Community Pep Rally and Homecoming Week!

Homecoming week is the week of September 21! This week, we have a few new activities planned that will hopefully become traditions!

Monday, September 21 - Herd the goats (dress like your herd - aka Twin Day)

Tuesday, September 22 - Tacky Tourist Day (dress like a tourist)

Wednesday, September 23 - Star Wars Day and Community Pep Rally and Tailgate, 6-7 at LVHS

Thursday, September 24 - Disney Day (dress up as a favorite character)

Friday, September 25 - Viking Pride Day (Blue and Gold); Homecoming games - Volleyball vs Blanco, starting at 4 pm and Football vs Groesbeck starting at 7:30 pm

We will have a Homecoming Dance this year!!! It will be immediately after the football game, in the competition/auxiliary gym from 10 pm - 12 am. It will be $5 to get in the doors! Dress code rules apply!

Curriculum Night - Wednesday, October 7.

Mark your calendars for our annual Curriculum night at Lago Vista High School on Wednesday, October 7, from 6:00 - 7:30. Teachers will need to be collecting outstanding student work to show off what has been happening these first weeks of school! Please meet in the cafeteria from 6-6:30 for an ice cream social!

Please be sure to post your tutorial times on the outside of your classroom door or outside your door on the wall (and in your course info in Canvas). Please make one of your tutoring times Thursday mornings so that we all have at least one consistent tutorial time!

PLC Meetings for the Rest of the Semester:

A-Day PLC Groups & Meeting Times:

7:30 - 8:10am ELA team & Hansen

8:15 - 9:00am None

9:10 - 9:55am None

11:30am - 12:15pm Grant/Vaughn

1:05 - 1:50pm Standiford/Bookout

B-Day PLC Groups & Meeting Times:

7:30 - 8:10am Math

8:15 - 9:00am Science team

11:30am - 12:15pm Larkin, Garcia, Hunter, Holt

1:05 - 1:50pm Johnson/Timms

1:50 - 2:35pm Smith, Walker, and Hendrix (SpEd) - Colhoff

3:30 - 4:10pm LOTE

Semester 1 Schedule:

Wednesday, October 7 - A Day Instructional Technology

Thursday, October 8 - B Day Instructional Technology

Wednesday, October 14 - B Day Curriculum

Wednesday, October 21 - A Day Curriculum

Friday, October 23 End of 1st 9 Weeks

Wednesday, October 28 - B Day Assessments/Data

Wednesday, November 4 - A Day Assessments/Data

Wednesday, November 11 - B Day Instructional Technology

Wednesday, November 18 - A Day Instructional Technology

Wednesday, December 2 - B Day Curriculum

Wednesday, December 9 - A Day Curriculum

Friday, December 18 End of 2nd 9 Weeks

Pep Rally Schedule!

Friday, September 25 - Pep Rally at 3:00 pm (note time change) - PENDING HANSEN APPROVAL!

Friday, October 9 - 8:45 start time, all of elementary

Friday, October 30 - 3:00 start time, all of middle school

Compliance Videos Due on September 30.

Please print out the certificates and give me a copy or email them as pdf's. Check out the directions if you need them at

Stuff I can leave in here for reference (nothing new, because hopefully you already read it, so just scan):

Announcement Procedures -

Please use the announcement spreadsheet shared with you on Google drive to submit announcements. If you are wanting to announce club meetings, you may announce the first club meeting twice prior to the first meeting. After that, we aren't going to announce your meeting every week. We would LOVE to announce scores after games, but we need coaches to submit them, please!

Your sub plans need to be turned in by next Friday or we are coming after them!


(all emergency sub folders go to Heather Sutton)

**The following information and instructions must be made available for the substitute teacher by the regular assigned teacher:

· Detailed lesson plans

· Class roll and seating chart

· Daily routine procedures for the classroom (attendance, bell schedules, etc.)

· List of any students who follow alternative schedules or special programs along with any pertinent information regarding these students (when and where they are to report for these alternative schedules, how they get there and back, etc.)

· Emergency procedures

· Suggestions for classroom management and class control (heads up on any children who they may have a little trouble with and any children who are very helpful)

· Location of all needed materials for class

· Names of teachers in adjacent classrooms who may be of assistance to the substitute (Dept. head)

· Master Schedules

· Any duties you do before or after school

· Positive Reinforcement System (tickets)

Happy Birth Month!

Saturday, September 5 - Heather Sutton's birthday!

Monday, September 14 - Cindy Slaughter's birthday!

Wednesday, September 16 - Steve Searle's birthday!

Tuesday, September 29 - Elisabeth Hunter's birthday!

Duty Schedule...

August 31 - September 18


Main Hallway - S. Standiford

Cafeteria - Statham

Student Drop Off - Wancho

Bus Drop Off - H. Stachowski

After School

Main Hallway - S. Garcia

Student Pickup - Larkin

Grassy Knoll - Searle

Bus Pick Up - H. Stachowski

Backups: Howard, Pruitt

September 21 - October 9


Main Hallway - Ludlum

Cafeteria - Herrera

Student Drop Off - Baugh

Bus Drop Off - H. Stachowski

After School

Main Hallway - Need volunteer to fill

Student Pickup - Saarinen

Grassy Knoll - Need volunteer to fill

Bus Pick Up - H. Stachowski

Backups: Mumme, Larkin

October 14 - October 30


Main Hallway - K. Timms

Cafeteria - S. Johnson

Student Drop Off - Hunter

Bus Drop Off - H. Stachowski

After School

Main Hallway - Stahl

Student Pickup - Mumme

Grassy Knoll - Need volunteer to fill

Bus Pick Up - H. Stachowski

Backups: B. Holt, Baugh

November 2 - November 20


Main Hallway - B. Holt

Cafeteria - Howard

Student Drop Off - Pruitt

Bus Drop Off - H. Stachowski

After School

Main Hallway - Chapman

Student Pickup - Kassell

Grassy Knoll - Kirchhoff

Bus Pick up - H. Stachowski

Backups: Hansen, Stahl

November 23 - December 16


Main Hallway - D. Smith

Cafeteria - K. Walker

Student Drop Off - Duong

Bus Drop Off - H. Stachowski

After School

Main Hallway - J. Timms

Student Pickup - Hansen

Grassy Knoll - Grant

Bus Pick Up- H. Stachowski

Backups: S. Garcia, Standiford

December 17 & 18



Main Hallway/Bus Drop Off - Math Dept

Cafeteria - English Dept

Student Drop Off/Parking Lot - Science

After School

Main Hallway/Bus Pick Up - Social Studies

Student Pick Up/Parking Lot - Electives/CTE

Grassy Knoll/Bus Pick Up - Special Ed/LOTE

* Be prepared. If you cannot attend your duty, contact a back up person to cover your duty. If you do not get your duty covered, assume students will be unattended and unsafe in your area.

** Be prompt. Morning duty begins at 7:40 am and ends at 8:10 am.

***Student drop off and pick up are in the back of the school.

***Grassy Knoll is between the PAC and the main building, standing closer to the student parking lot to be presence in both the grassy area/parking lot.