LVMS Weekly Newsletter

Week of March 19, 2018

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March 12-16 - SPRING BREAK

March 22 - Course Selection Parent NIght


Enjoy your kiddos, and have some fun with them!
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What sets Lago Vista Middle School students apart from the rest...

Our students can run, jump, and throw in a track meet on a Friday night only to turn around and leave for a TMSCA Meet on a Saturday at 5:30 am.

After the three Saturdays of competing, Lago Vista Middle School has FIFTEEN students that have qualified for the TMSCA State Meet. Some students will be going back to state for the second** and/or third time ***. These students will compete again against all other 3A qualifiers in the state of Texas on Saturday, April 21st in San Antonio at UTSA.

6th Graders:

Kaius Northcutt--Number Sense

Reagan Phariss--Number Sense, Mathematics, and Science

Lincoln Smith--Number Sense, Mathematics, and Science

7th Graders:

**Morgan Burke--Number Sense, Mathematics, and Science

Jocelyn Hargrove--Mathematics

**Saydie Kassell--Number Sense, Mathematics, and Science

Whitney Vaughan--Science

8th Graders:

Mikey D'Ambrose--Number Sense, Mathematics, and Science

Dalton Ditto--Calculator

Wyatt Forbes--Calculator

Nina King--Mathematics and Science

Nathan McKee--Number Sense

Logan Parsons--Number Sense

***Ryder Phillips--Number Sense, Mathematics, and Science

Braden Smith--Mathematics and Science

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NJHS Induction Ceremony

When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Where: Lago Vista Middle School Cafeteria.

Arrival: 6:00 Current and New NJHS Members need to arrive at 6:00 to line up in Viking Hall looking your best.

Start: 6:30 The ceremony will begin at 6:30.

  • 7th and 8th grade students who earned a 90 in their core classes for the first semester were nominated for NJHS. The students must also have demonstrated, service, leadership, character and citizenship. They must have also completed and turned in their student information forms on time a long with parent consent.

  • New members will be getting their acceptance letters in the mail over spring break.

  • New Member membership dues need to be paid to Mrs. La Rosa on Monday, March 19th.

  • Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony.

  • If there are any questions, please email Mrs. La Rosa at


Our track teams traveled to Comfort on Friday and competed. Below you will find the highlights of the meet for the 8th and 7th grade track teams.

The 8th grade girls finished 1st out of 9 schools with a total of 156 points. Here are the highlights from the 8th grade girls.

Long Jump - Taylor Nuckolls - 2nd place

Kristin Conine - 6th place

Triple Jump - Avery Rague - 2nd place

High Jump - Klarisa Polikaitis - 1st

Emily Moxley - 3rd place

Avery Rague - 3rd place

Pole Vault - Cadence Sansom - 1st place

Sarah Long - 3rd place

Shot Put - Cheyenne LeBlanc - 3rd place

2400M run – Phoebe Gale - 5th place

4x100 relay – Kate Burke, Klarisa Polikaitis, Sarah Long, Kristin Conine - 1st place

800 Run – Violet Stone - 2nd place

100M hurdles - Brooke Bradberry - 2nd place

Bella Zaleski - 3rd place

4x200 relay – Kate Burke, Klarisa Polikaitis, Sarah Long, Kristin Conine- 1st place

400M dash - Madisyn Wright - 2nd place

300M hurdles – Lola Spedale - 5th place

1600M run - Phoebe Gale - 3rd

4x400 relay – Emily Moxley, Sarah Long, Klarisa Polikaitis, Violet Stone - 1st place

The 7th grade girls also had a great meet. They finished in 1st place with 174 points. Here are the highlights from our 7th grade girls.

Long Jump - Lauren Villegas - 1st place

Olivia Vincent - 6th place

Triple Jump - Saydie Kassell - 5th place

High Jump - Pauline D’Ogny - 1st place

Maya Ramsey - 2nd place

Stella Robinson - 3rd place

Shot Put - CJ Hood - 6th place

Discus - Saydie Kassell - 2nd place

4x100 relay – Sofia Xuereb, Lauren Villegas, Olivia Vincent, Saydie Kassell - 1st place

800 Run - Peyton Stoner - 1st place

Jazmin Camacho - 4th place

100M Hurdles – Pauline D’Ogny - 1st place

Casey Parsons - 5th place

100M dash - Kayla Rickels - 6th place

4x200 relay – Sofia Xuereb, Lauren Villegas, Olivia Vincent, Saydie Kassell - 1st place

300M hurdles – Whitney Vaughan - 1st place

Pauline D’Ogny - 2nd place

Casey Parsons - 3rd place

200M dash – Sam Hiebert - 2nd place

Maya Ramsey - 5th place

Kayla Rickels - 6th place

1600M run – Peyton Stoner - 1st place

4x400 relay – Pauline D’Ogny, Olivia Vincent, Lauren Villegas, Saydie Kassell - 2nd place

The 8th grade boys earned 1st place overall at the Comfort track meet. They scored a total of 157 points other teams. Below are the highlights from the 8th grade boys.

Long Jump - Scott Shepard - 1st place

Cody Yeilding - 2nd place

Triple Jump - Mikey D’Ambrose - 3rd place

Cody Yeilding - 4th place

High Jump - Jaeger Stanton - 4th place

Pole Vault - Bryce Jackson - 2nd place

Ryder Phillips - 4th place

Jaeger Stanton - 6th place

Shot Put - Diego D’Lorm - 4th place

4x100 relay – Scott Shepard, Gavin Hester, Cody Yeilding, Jaden Hester - 2nd place

800 Run - Nate Deveze - 2nd place

Mikey D’Ambrose - 3rd place

100M Hurdles – Bryce Jackson - 2nd place

Ryder Phillips - 4th place

100M dash - Jaden Hester - 4th place

4x200 relay – Scott Shepard, Gavin Hester, Cody Yeilding, Jaden Hester, 2nd place

400M dash - Mikey D’Ambrose - 2nd place

Nate Deveze - 5th place

300M hurdles – Bryce Jackson - 1st place

Braden Smith - 4th place

200M dash – Jackson Carlton - 3rd place

4x400 relay – Scott Shepard, Braden Smith, Mikey D’Ambrose, Nate Deveze - 2nd place

The 7th grade boys placed 3rd out of 11 teams. Below are the highlights from the 7th grade boys.

Long Jump - Tristan Dezaux - 1st place

Konnor Karg - 5th place

Triple Jump - Konnor Karg - 1st place

Miles Topo - 3rd place

High Jump - Tristan Dezaux - 1st place

Pole Vault - Miles Topo - 1st place

Gage Mayhew - 4th place

4x100 relay – Bowen Stobb, Konnor Karg, Miles Topo, Tristan Dezaux - 1st place

4x200 relay – Bowen Stobb, Konnor Karg, Miles Topo, Tristan Dezaux - 2nd place

400M dash - Carson Dohm - 6th place

300M hurdles – Konnor Karg - 1st place

4x400 relay – Bowen Stobb, Berend Kahlden, Miles Topo, Tristan Dezaux - 4th place


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5th Grade going to 6th Grade

Feb 27 LVMS Counselor, Mrs. La Rosa visits Mrs. Graham’s

5th grade classes for the course selection presentation

Mar 1 6:30 Parent Night LVMS Cafeteria

Mar 6 Course selection cards due to Mrs. Graham

6th Grade going to 7th Grade

Feb 20 Course selection presentation in Mr. Vitolas’ classes

The course selection cards were picked up and will be

given out closer in time to the parent night.

Mar 22 6:30 Parent Night LVMS Cafeteria

Mar 28 Enter course selections into TxMyZone

7th Grade going to 8th Grade

Mar 20 Course selection presentation in Mr. Birdwell’s classes.

Mar 22 6:30 Parent Night LVMS Cafeteria

Mar 27 Enter course selections into TxMyZone

8th Grade going to 9th Grade

Mar 7 1:20 LVHS Counselor, Mrs. Huerta, to do course selection presentation

6:30 Parent Night at the High School for incoming 9 – 12 grades.

Mar 8 Mrs. La Rosa will be available to answer questions about course

Mar 9 Course selection cards due back to school to enter information into TxMyZone during class time



We of course want to see your child in school everyday, but we recognize they will miss for a variety of reasons related to their lives outside of school. We've included the Spring testing calendar that you may use as you plan your respective families events for the semester.

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2018 Summer Camp Guide

For the past several years, Lago Vista ISD has put together a list of various summer learning opportunities in the Austin area that may be helpful to Lago Vista ISD parents and students who are looking for summer fun and learning options. This year, we are pleased to announce that we have partnered with Live Grow Play Austin for our 2018 Summer Camp Guide. As a result of this partnership, this year's summer camp guide is fully searchable by interest, location, date, price, etc.

To view the 2018 summer camp guide, visit:

Thank you Live Grow Play Austin for partnering with Lago Vista ISD and for providing this awesome guide for our families! It’s definitely not too soon to start thinking about what you want to do to have a great summer!

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Please visit our new website to order all your viking apparel!

Due to Spring Break, our next meeting will be March 20th @ 6:30 in the LVMS Library.

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Wondering What Happened to Your Child's Lunchbox?

We probably have it; and their shoes; and their sweatshirts; and their coats; and their water bottles; and their backpacks.....Please have your children look through the lost and found at LVMS for items you know they wore/brought to school, but have never seen again. Lunch boxes and water bottles will be in the cafeteria by the microwaves. Clothing and all other items will be in the atrium area just off outside of the front office. We will be coordinating with clothing closets to receive our unclaimed clothing items very soon!
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Yearbook Pricing

$35 to OWN

Click HERE to see what options are available.

You make the memories and we'll do the rest,

The 2018 Lago Vista Middle School Yearbook Staff


LVMS is proud to present Project Vinátta, our very first "No Place for Hate" student-led, anti-hate/anti-bullying coalition. It's called Project Vinátta, for that's the Viking word for friendship. Students participating in Project Vinátta will be conducting a variety of inclusive, anti-hate activities within the school and community throughout the year. Students had the opportunity to fill out an application to explain why they would be an asset to the group. The Project Vinátta Coalition will begin developing activities this week during Skolar time.

Any parents who might be interested in serving as the parent representative on our Project Vinátta Coalition, please refer to the application and video link below.

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When: 7:45am - 8:10am

Where: Viking Hall

What's Available: Tuesday and Thursday ELA and Social Studies

Wednesday and Friday Math and Science

How To Access: Tutorial Request Form on our Website at the link below

Copies of the TRF will also be available to students in their classrooms, in the cafeteria, and in the front office and library.

Social Media Support

Lago Vista ISD recognizes that communication between campuses and parents is a crucial part of building a strong school-home partnership, which we greatly value. As such, the District is committed to providing open, two-way communication and encourages all Lago Vista ISD parents to share the same commitment.

While social media presents us with an amazing venue to share and exchange information, if a concern arises regarding your child, or child’s campus, please contact the campus immediately. This timely communication directly with the campus is a crucial first step in working with you to resolve your concerns. As a district, we are committed to ensuring that all concerns are addressed as quickly as possible, but

campuses are only able to assist with finding solutions when we are made aware of concerns through direct communication.

Thank you for your helping with Lago Vista ISD's continued efforts to build strong and effective partnerships with our parents!

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