LVMS Weekly Newsletter
Week of April 10th, 2017
CAPTURE THE MOMENT: WONDER, DISCOVERY, & EXPLORATION
Thursday April 13th
UIL Band Competition - 8th graders in Marching Band
Friday April 14th
Thursday April 20th
MS Golf - Lampasas - Hancock Golf Course
Tuesday April 25th
8th Grade Parent Night - 6pm - 7:30pm - LVHS-PAC
Thursday April 27th
MS Golf - Burnet - Delaware Springs Golf Course
Saturday April 29th
MS Tennis @ Westwood
Tuesday May 2nd
Algebra 1 STAAR/EOC
Thursday May 4th
MS Golf - Salado
Friday May 5th
Last Middle School Dance
Saturday May 6th
MS District Tennis - Jarrell
Monday May 8th
6th Grade Math
7th Grade Math
8th Grade Math Retest
Tuesday May 9th
6th Grade Reading
7th Grade Reading
8th Grade Reading - retest
Wednesday May 10th
8th Grade Science
Thursday May 11th
8th Grade Social Studies
MS Golf - Lago Vista
Thursday May 25th
Last Day of School
Early Release - 12:30pm
Attendance this week...
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!
Interim Principal Update: A Note From Mr Tucker
The following is one of my favorite poems addressing the journey that we all take as parents. The time we have with them is so short; it passes so quickly. I hope that you enjoy the poem and can find some meaning in it for your life. My experience has been that "letting go" is one of the most difficult things we do as parents.
Best wishes, ct
Your hardest job, is on the way.
Walking and pacing, all night long
Knowing that one day, they’ll be strong.
Watching them crawl, then walk and run
Treasure each moment, share their fun.
They grow so fast, enjoy each day
For sometime soon, they’ll move away.
Years of school, sometimes they will drag
We’re filled with pride, we parents brag.
Teaching our kids, always be kind
Lasting friendships, many will find.
Do as I say, not as I do
We all have said, our parents too.
The truth comes out, don’t cheat or lie
Don’t try and skimp, to just get by.
Take the right path, we try to guide
Sometimes they don’t, we let it slide.
Knowing they must, find their own way
Life is tough, on track they must stay.
Bumps in the road, many will hit
We as parents, just have to sit.
Learn from mistakes, it takes its’ toll
Their independence, that’s our goal.
The hardest part, is yet to come
When high school years, are said and done.
We’ve done our jobs, as best we could
We must let go, or so we should.
Give them their wings, and let them fly
As we sit back, and often cry.
Turning the page, is hard to do
Wondering if, they listened to you.
Reach for the stars, follow your dreams
It takes time, forever it seems.
Your heart will break, can’t let it show
It’s so difficult, letting go.
Track Results from Goldthwaite
Goldthwaite Track Meet
March 31, 2017
Our track teams traveled to Goldthwaite on Friday, March 31st and competed against 7 other schools. We had another strong track meet. Below you will find the highlights of the meet for the 8th and 7th grade girls’ track teams.
The 8th grade finished 2nd with 156 points behind San Saba. We are very proud of all of these young ladies who came out to complete on a hot and windy Friday night!
Long Jump – Schuyler Burke – 3rd place
Taylor Cagle – 4th place
Triple Jump – Jade Press – 1st place
Shot Put – Aryana Wallace – 4th place
Josey Kannmacher – 6th place
Discus – Taylor Koett – 4th place
Haylee Horn – 5th place
Josey Kannmacher – 6th plce
High Jump –Jade Press – 1st place
Grace Coldicott – 3rd place
Heather Power – 5th place
Pole Vault – Esther Long – 3rd place
Ella Chadwick – 5th place
2400M run – Esther Long – 1st place
4x100 relay – Heather Power, Haylee Horn, Schuyler Burke, Jade Press – 1st place
800 Run – Esther Long – 5th place
Emma Eagle – 6th place
100 Hurdles – TC Cagle – 3rd place
Jade Press – 4th place
100M dash – Haylee Horn – 4th place
4x200 relay – Heather Power, Aryana Wallace, Jade Press, Grace Coldicott – 3rd
400M dash – Emily Pieklik – 4th place
300M hurdles –TC Cagle – 4th place
200M dash – Grace Coldicott – 2nd place
Heather Power - 4th place
1600M run – Esther Long – 2nd place
4x400 relay – Emily Pieklik, Emma Eagle, Schuyler Burke, Grace Coldicott – 3rd place
The 7th grade girls had another great track meet. They finished 2nd with 117 points which was only 2 points behind 1st place Mason. We are very proud of these young ladies. Here are the highlights from our 7th grade girls.
Long Jump –Emma Vincent – 2nd place
Triple Jump – Taylor Nuckolls – 2nd place
High Jump – Avery Rague – 5th place
Shot Put – Cheyene LeBlanc – 1st place
Bella Zaleski – 6th place
Pole Vault – Sarah Long – 2nd place
2400M run – Phoebe Gale – 5th place
800 M run – McKenna Walker – 3rd place
4x100 relay – Brooke Bradberry, Taylor Nuckolls, Sarah Long, Emma Vincent – 1st
100M Dash – Kristen Conine – 3rd place
100M Hurdles – Brooke Bradberry – 4th place
Lola Spedale – 6th place
4x200 relay – Lola Spedale, Taylor Nuckolls, Sarah Long, Emma Vincent - 2nd
300M hurdles – Lola Spedale – 5th place
Brooke Bradberry – 6th place
200M dash – Taylor Nuckolls – 2nd place
1600M run – Phoebe Gale – 3rd place
4x400 relay – Emily Moxley, McKenna Walker, Sarah Long, Emma Vincent – 4th
The LVMS Track & Field teams competed at the Goldthwaite Eagle Relays on March 31, 2017. The Vikings had an outstanding meet. The 7th grade Boys team finished in 1st place with 124pts. There were no district schools at this track meet.
2400M: Nathan Deveze – 1st, Dalton Ditto – 5th & Brennen Baker – 6th
4x100M Relay: Scott Shepard, Hayden Chapman,
Mikey D’Ambrose & Jaden Hester – 3rd
800M: Nathaniel Deveze – 3rd, Gavin Hester – 4th
110M HH: Ryder Phillips – 3rd
100M: Shepard – 4th & D’Ambrose – 6th
4x200M Relay: J. Carlton, Chapman, Hester & Scott – 4th
400M: G. Hester – 5th & Carlton – 6th
300M H: Bryce Jackson – 3rd & Michael Thailing – 5th
200M: Carlton – 4th & D’Ambrose – 5th
1600M: Deveze – 1st & Ditto – 4th
4x400M Relay: Chapman, Austin Giehl, G. Hester & J. Hester – 5th
High Jump: Chapman – 2nd
Pole Vault: Phillips – 3rd & Jackson - 4th
Long Jump: No top 6 finshers
Triple Jump: D’Ambrose – 3rd & G. Hester - 6th
Shot Put: Diego D’Lorm – 1st
Discus: Nathan McKee – 6th
The Viking 8th grade Track & Field team had a day with a 1st place overall finish scoring 193.5 pts. The next closest school was Comanche with 102pts.
2400M: Lucas Lawless – 4th & Reece Whitelaw – 5th
4x100M Relay: Adrian Hernandez, Noah Yetley, Noah Hernandez & Layne Powers – 1st
800M: David Rague – 1st
110M HH: Alex Holt – 1st , Hunter Phillips – 5th & Trace Sweet - 6th
100M: Powers – 1st & Bryce Erickson – 6th
4x200M Relay: Yetley, Erickson, Rhett Kahlden & Powers – 1st
400M: A. Hernandez – 3rd , Rague – 4th & N. Hernandez – 6th
300M H: Kahlden – 3rd , & Holt – 4th
200M: N. Hernandez – 3rd
1600M: Whitelaw – 4th
4x400M Relay: A. Hernandez, Khalden, Yetley, & Rague – 2nd
High Jump: Phillips – 1st & Holt – 5th
Pole Vault: Phillips – 2nd
Long Jump: Kahlden – 3rd & Powers – 4th
Triple Jump: Yetley – 1st , N. Hernandez – 4th & Kahledn – 6th
Shot Put: Powers – 2nd & Erickson – 3rd
Discus: Alexander – 2nd
The next track & field meet for the Lago Vista Vikings will be on Friday, April 7th at the District Track & Field Championships in Johnson City.
Lago Vista 7-on-7 League
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ESL parents host Noche Mexicana
Save the date.......
Our ESL parents have decided to host a district/community wide Noche Mexicana on Friday, April 28th from 6:00-8:00pm in the grassy area between the High School and the PAC.
Plans are to set it up like a fair or carnival with several different food booths, a craft booth for the kids, a Ballet Folklorico area, a pinata area, maybe a jumpy house.
Our next ESL parent meeting is in the MAC at 8:00 on April 5, and we'll use that meeting to finalize plans for our April 28 fiesta. Please feel free to join us...we're open to suggestions and other ideas!
Order Your LVMS Yearbook Online Today!
The LVMS Yearbook is now on sale for $45.00. The staff has been working to bring Lago Vista Middle School a wonderful yearbook and you don't want to miss out. Click below to buy your yearbook online:
Enter Code: 18995
The deadline to order your 2016-2017 LVMS Yearbook is April 15th, so order yours today!
EVERY WEDNESDAY IN LVISD IS COLLEGE DAY! BE SURE TO SPORT YOUR FAVORITE COLLEGE'S GEAR!
Lago Vista Middle School National Junior Honor Society information was sent out this week to qualifying students.
Membership, is based on the Five Pillars of NJHS:
- Scholarship Requirements
--90% average in core classes: English, Math, Science, History
--Pre-AP courses are not weighted in the average of the grades.
- Students who meet the Scholarship requirement will have an opportunity to complete a form detailing their accomplishments in and commitment to Service, Leadership, Character, and Citizenship.
- Two teacher recommendations will need to be submitted.
- Parent permission for participation will also need to be signed.
- The faculty council will approve membership status.
Understanding the Obligations of Membership
Students who accept membership and are inducted into the chapter should be aware of the time and commitment involved with this honor. For example, there will be chapter meetings. Members must participate in chapter and individual service projects to benefit the school and community. Dues of $10.00 will also be collected. Members must maintain the standards of the NJHS once they have attained membership.
For any questions about NJHS, please call or email Mrs. La Rosa
(512) 267-8300 xt. 2500
Monday April 10, 2017
--NJHS Forms are Due Back to Mrs. La Rosa
Friday, April 14, 2017
--Notices will go out about membership acceptance.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m.
--Induction Ceremony at Lago Vista Middle School Cafeteria
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Stay Connected With These Parent Resources
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.
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:
Call or Text: (206) 406-6485