LVMS Weekly Newsletter

Week of May 8th, 2017

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CAPTURE THE MOMENT: WONDER, DISCOVERY, & EXPLORATION

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Upcoming Events

Monday May 8th

STAAR Testing

6th Grade Math

7th Grade Math

8th Grade Math - retest


Tuesday May 9th

STAAR Testing

6th Grade Reading

7th Grade Reading

8th Grade Reading - retest


Wednesday May 10th

STAAR Testing

8th Grade Science


Thursday May 11th

STAAR Testing

8th Grade Social Studies

MS Golf - Lago Vista


Wednesday May 17th

Volunteer Breakfast


Thursday May 18th

Middle School District Golf - Marble Falls


Friday May 19th

Passion Pursuit Project - 8th Grade

Cafeteria/Board Room 8:30 - 10:00


May 22nd - May 25th

Semester Exams


Wednesday May 24th

8th Grade Field Trip to Six Flags


Thursday May 25th

Last Day of School

Early Release - 12:30pm

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Attendance this week...

Our goal is 98% attendance and our attendance was 98% this week. AMAZING work LVMS! Let's keep attendance up for the rest of the school year.


Remember: Students must be in attendance at least 90% of the days the class is taught in order to receive credit or a final grade in a class. We appreciate our parents' efforts in helping us minimize student absences and prepare our students for their futures!

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Interim Principal Update: A Note From Mr Tucker

Dear Viking Parents,


I hope that this finds you all well. Things are moving fast and furious at LVMS. Next week is an important and critical week. Our kids will all be taking a number of STAAR tests. There is much discussion about the need and over emphasis of such tests. Even so, the impact that they have on students, parents, schools and communities can not be over stated.


With that in mind, I wanted to ask you to make sure that our kids get a restful night's sleep each evening next week. It is important that they have a good breakfast as well. They need that fuel to help manage the long testing cycle. We plan to have snacks for them as well. Anything that can be done to help the kids feel more at ease and comfortable is a good thing. Your efforts in this regard are appreciated.


Following the STAAR tests next week we will move into a preparation period for final exams and all that entails. Exams will start on Friday, May 19 and continue into the next week. A definite schedule will be forthcoming. Of course, the last day of school is May 25, a half day. The day will be dedicated to a number of important events, primarily awards assemblies/yearbook signing. More information will also follow per these events.


And finally, on a more personal basis, it has been my privilege to serve the kids and you. The experience has been rewarding due to the support of the community, parents, staff and the kids. This is a wonderful community, dedicated to its children and their well being. What a joyful place, a blessing for all concerned. My last day will be May 26. I will miss the interactions, the smiles and the delight that exists here. Please feel free to contact me in these few remaining days if I can help you in some way.


Best wishes, ct

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Classroom Distractions

Dear Parents:


The teachers are concerned about the class disruption associated with "spinners", cubes and putty/slime. Students are preparing for the STAAR, to be followed shortly by final exams. The kids need to be focused. Thanks for having your child keep all spinners, cubes and putty/slime at home.


I would also ask you to remind your children that cell phones should be placed in back packs once the school day begins. The cell phone should not be accessed during the day without teacher/adult permission.

Again, thanks for your support as we focus on learning this last 20 plus days.

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Girls' Golf Results from Burnet 4/27

Our Lago Vista MS girls golf team had a very successful week in windy Burnet on Thursday. This was a much harder course than last week; tall hazard grass lined each fairway and wasn't very forgiving. Despite that difficulty, almost every golfer improved her score by at least a stroke from last week! That is the goal at this age level, to see some personal improvement each week. This, in turn, improves our team scores and overall standings.


Our Lago Vista 'A' Team of Sarah Long, Schuyler Burke, Esther Long, Kylie Cagle, and Cailey Nuckolls took 5th place out of 10 teams with a team score of 227. A 10 stroke improvement from last week!


Our Lago Vista 'B' Team of Makenna Walker, Kylie Raggio, Gina Chiappone, Gabby Nolette, and Emily Moxley took 7th place out of 10 teams with a team score of 235. A 6 stroke improvement from last week!


Our 2 medalists did outstanding this week with Rileigh Oliver tying for 8th overall out of 58 golfers, and Bella Zaleski tying for 14th overall out of 58 golfers.


Overall Ind. Places (58 total golfers)


T-8 Rileigh Oliver 51

T-14 Esther Long 55

T-14 Bella Zaleski 55

T-19 Kylie Cagle 57

T-19 Cailey Nuckolls 57

T-19 Gina Chiappone 57

T-24 Sarah Long 58

T-29 Schuyler Burke 59

T-29 Makenna Walker 59

T-29 Gabby Nolette 59

T-37 Emily Moxley 60

T-44 Kylie Raggio 61


Overall Team Standings and Scores


1st 200 Salado

2nd 203 MF 1

3rd 207 Lampasas

4th 224 MF 2

5th 227 Lago Vista A

6th 231 Hutto

7th 235 Lago Vista B

8th 236 Llano

9th 239 Liberty Hill

10th 244 Farley

Boys' Golf Results from Burnet 4/27

The LVMS Boys Golf team had a great outing last week at the Burnet MS Golf Tournament on April 27th. The 7th grade team finished 2nd overall with a total of 198 and the 8th grade team finished 3rd with a total of 212.

The VIKING 7th grade team:

Jimmy Williams 45

Bryce Jackson 53

Lance Shook 54

Jeremiah Phillips 46

Wyatt Forbes 55

Total 198


Tyler Brown 54


The VIKING 8th grade team:

Cash Jennings 48

Hunter Phillips 48

Ryan Davis 60

Anson Eleuterius 56

Trace Sweet 60

Total 212


Lucas Lawless 55


The Vikings take-on Salado in a dual match at Mill Creek CC in Salado on May 4th and the 25-3A District Golf Tournament will be on May 17th in Kingsland at LIghthouse CC.

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MS Tennis Results - Mustang Open

We had an amazing Tennis Tournament this past Saturday on April 29th. There were 118 tennis players in the tournament with 168 matches. Lago Vista represented well and we finished on Saturday evening with 4 rain delays. The tournament continued until Sunday, but we finished our brackets Saturdayevening.


There were 10 matches where Lago Vista had to play ourselves during this tournament. Even in the finals we were facing our own teammates. We had a total of 7 tiebreaker matches along with rain delays in the middle of the tiebreakers.



Girls-Beginner-Doubles:

1st place - Beth Syers/Avery Rague - Lago Vista

2nd place - Delaney Reighley/Klarissa Polikitus - Lago Vista

3rd place - Schuyler Burke/Katie Richardson - Lago Vista



Girls-Advanced-Singles:

2nd place - Esther Long - Lago Vista

3rd place - Sarah Long - Lago Vista





Girls-Advanced-Doubles:


3rd place - Leah Coldicott/Grace Coldicott - Lago Vista



Boys-Beginner-Doubles:

1st place - Rhett Kahlden/Ryan Davis - Lago Vista

2nd place - Jacob Rogers/David Rague - Lago Vista





Boys-Intermediate-Doubles:

1st place - John Berentsen/Lucas Lawless - Lago Vista

2nd place - Diego D'Lorm/Hayden Pham - Lago Vista


I am very proud of our Vikings and I look forward to Districts this Saturday May 6th in Ingram.

Lago Vista Middle School Tennis Team took 1st and 2nd place in girls singles and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in girls doubles at the Mustang Open Tennis Tournament at Westwood on Saturday, April 29th.
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STAAR Encouragement

Mrs. Reighley's Viking Valor class wrote sidewalk chalk messages in the courtyard and on the sidewalks of our campus, to wish all of our LVMS students good luck on the STAAR testing next week. They also made two banners for the hallways where they each wrote a positive message to all of our students who are taking STAAR tests next week. Good luck to all of our students as they "show off" what they know! Go Vikings!
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Support our Education Foundation


Viking Parents - the Educational foundation supports our schools and students by awarding grants to Staff Members to purchase items that will enrich their classrooms and instruction.

In return, let us support them by liking the LVISDEF Facebook Page.


LVISDEF Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/LVISDEF/


Also, please consider supporting their June Fundraiser.


The LVISDEF Facebook June Jamboree Post:

https://www.facebook.com/events/404449596595753/


To purchase tickets:

https://LVISDEFJuneJamboree2017.eventbrite.com

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EVERY WEDNESDAY IN LVISD IS COLLEGE DAY! BE SURE TO SPORT YOUR FAVORITE COLLEGE'S GEAR!

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Get Your Viking Gear Here!

Want to show your Viking Spirit? Loving our new logos? Sounds like you need to check out our official store! Click here to buy your favorite Viking some snazzy threads and gear!

Stay Connected With These Parent Resources

Parent Connection

Parents are valued partners and we believe that successful learning is best achieved through collaborative partnerships with parents and families. Our Parent Connection page is a one stop shop of resources for parents in LVISD. Click here to check it out!


Stay Connected with ParentLink by Blackboard

Lago Vista ISD uses the ParentLink communication system from Blackboard to assist in alerting parents, families, and employees of important information, such as school closures. ParentLink communicates via telephone, SMS text message, email and push notifications from the ParentLink app. Be sure to add a filter to your inbox so that emails containing the word “Blackboard” are not delivered to Spam. Download the FREE ParentLink app from the iTunes app store or on Google Play.


LVISD Publications and Forms

The District has a one-stop shop for all District publications and forms, including course catalogs, student handbooks, grading guidelines, and special programs information...and we are continuing to build this resource as documents and handbooks become available. Our "Publications and Forms" page is located under the "Parents and Students" tab, as well as on the "Quicklinks" menu on the right side of our homepage. Here is a link to the Publications and Forms page.

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Make Sure You Know About StayALERT (...and Talk About it With Your Kiddos!)

Lago Vista ISD uses StayALERT to help keep our schools safe. StayALERT is a bilingual, confidential website, e-mail, phone and texting avenue for students, teachers, staff, parents and community members to be able to confidentially report unsafe behaviors, suspicious activities, bullying, acts of violence, harassment, and a host of other potential disruptors to school safety.


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:


Website:
stayalert.info

Call or Text: (206) 406-6485

Email: report@stayalert.info

Lago Vista Middle School

Mission Statement: Lago Vista Middle School will provide a positive and supportive environment, which builds self-confidence, develops responsibility, and assists each student in becoming a successful life-long learner.