LVMS Weekly Newsletter

Week of April 10th, 2017

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Upcoming Events

Thursday April 13th

UIL Band Competition - 8th graders in Marching Band

Friday April 14th

Staff/Student Holiday

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

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

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 95% 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!

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Interim Principal Update: A Note From Mr Tucker

Dear Parents,

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

Letting Go

Their lives begin, that special day

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.

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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.

A big THANK YOU to Ivy Larson for sending us track pictures each week for our parent Newsletter.
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Lago Vista 7-on-7 League

It's not too late to participate in the Spring 7on7 league for 5th-8th graders. Just be at the HS stadium by 6pm, Monday April 10th to sign up and play! This is the last practice before the games start on Monday April 17th.
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Thank you to Hill Country Ministries for donating 30 Easter Hams to special families in our school district. We are sure they will be greatly appreciated.
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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:

Also, please consider supporting their June Fundraiser.

The LVISDEF Facebook June Jamboree Post:

To purchase tickets:

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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!

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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!

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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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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:


Call or Text: (206) 406-6485


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.