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LVJHS Weekly Bulletin 5/15/2016

Dear LVJHS Family,

The end of the year is here! We have two more weeks with our students before the summer break. We have two more weeks, and our eighth grade students will be moving to the high school while we welcome current fifth grade students to our campus. The next two weeks are going to be extremely busy. This week, we have our eighth grade students going on the a field trip to the Holocaust Museum in San Antonio (5/17-18), the PTO Talent Show (5/17), and Student Awards Ceremony (5/19). We have a lot of work ahead of us, but it will be a great honor to celebrate our students while enjoying the end of the year festivities. Additionally, STAAR Testing is completed.


I cannot thank each of you enough for all that you did to make sure our students were prepared for state assessments. The focus and dedication our students demonstrated while testing lets me know we have great things in store. The success of our students is the result of this staff working together throughout the course of the year to prepare our students. Everyone serves a different role, but all of these roles are crucial to make sure our students succeed.


Thank you for all you do to make La Vernia Junior High School a great place for students!


Anthony Kosub

Principal

La Vernia Junior High School

"Writing What's Right"

Check out these tips from Dr. Rich Allen regarding how to get students to get respond effectively writing prompts.

Lead4ward Instructional Strategies

Please check out Lead4ward.com to check out some powerful learning tools. Visit the link below to see some awesome instructional strategies in the STAAR4ward section in the Lead4ward website. Use "learn2lead" in the password area.

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Staff Spotlight: Mrs. Swygard!

We would like to honor Mrs. Swygard as our Staff Spotlight this week! She is the smiling face that greets students and staff in our cafeteria everyday. With kindness and a positive attitude, Mrs. Swygard makes sure to provide quality delicious meals to us all. Mrs. Swygard leads an exemplary group of ladies by her strong example. Thank you for all that you do Mrs. Swygard!
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Fundamental Five Focus...

Critical writing can be a great way to increase the relevance for students and the material that you are teaching. Students that see the connection between the information taught and their own experiences or familiarities will make it “sticky” and help with comprehension. Critical writing increases the effectiveness of our instruction and helps to solidify the connections for the students. Use this practice at least two times per lesson to boost student achievement!

Mrs. Thom's and Mrs. Hellmann's Students Build Kites!

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LVJHS Students Participate in Special Olympics!

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Fourth Nine Weeks at a Glance

MARCH 25, 2016: EASTER BREAK!

MARCH 28, 2016: PTO MEETING @ 9:00 AM

MARCH 29, 2016: 7TH GRADE WRITING STAAR

MARCH 29, 2016: 8TH GRADE MATH STAAR

MARCH 30, 2016: 8TH GRADE READING STAAR

MARCH 30, 2016: Sem 2 Cycle 1 (9 wk) REPORT CARD ISSUED

APRIL 4, 2016: SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

APRIL 15, 2016: JH SPRING DANCE

APRIL 20, 2016: Sem 2 Cycle 2 (3 wk) Progress Report ISSUED

APRIL 26, 2016: PTO MEETING

APRIL 30, 2016: SATURDAY SUPPORT SESSION 8 (4TH 9 WEEKS)

MAY 2, 2016: 8TH GRADE ALGEBRA STAAR

MAY 2, 2016: TENTATIVE TALENT SHOW RUN THROUGH

MAY 7, 2016: SATURDAY SUPPORT SESSION 9 (4TH 9 WEEKS)

MAY 9, 2016: 6TH GRADE MATH STAAR

MAY 9, 2016: 7TH GRADE MATH STAAR

MAY 9, 2016: 8TH GRADE MATH STAAR RETEST

MAY 10, 2016: 6TH GRADE READING STAAR

MAY 10, 2016: 7TH GRADE READING STAAR

MAY 10, 2016: 8TH GRADE READING STAAR RETEST

MAY 11, 2016: 8TH GRADE SCIENCE STAAR

MAY 12, 2016: 8TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES STAAR

MAY 17-18, 2016: HOLOCAUST MUSEUM FIELD TRIP (8TH GRADE CLASS)

MAY 17, 2016: PTO TALENT SHOW

MAY 19, 2016: AWARD CEREMONY

MAY 20, 2016: STUDENT EARLY RELEASE (STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY)

MAY 17, 2016: PTO TALENT SHOW

MAY 25, 2016: FIELD DAY on the FOOTBALL FIELD

MAY 27, 2016: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

MAY 30, 2016: MEMORIAL DAY

MAY 31-JUNE 3: STAFF DEVELOPMENT

JUNE 3, 2016: GRADUATION

JUNE 7, 8, 9, 2016: 2016-2017 REGISTRATION *7:00AM-1:00PM & 2:30PM – 7:00PM

LVJHS: What an Awesome Group of People!

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