Excellence In All We Do.
January 17, 2020
Our staff and student body gathered in the halls Wednesday afternoon to send off the cheer team before they headed to Fort Worth for the State Spirit competition.
2nd in state
Congrats to our amazing cheerleading team! They placed 2nd out of 74 teams to earn the silver medal at the State Spirit Competition last Thursday!
Eye see you
Anatomy and physiology students dissected sheep eyeballs to learn how the eye absorbs light energy and converts it to electrical energy for the brain to process.
2nd in state
Freshmen girl athletes showed off their handmade trophy after they won the dodgeball championship over all the other grade levels!
Construction II students showed off their super high-quality all-cedar table that will last for years. All of the work was done by students. Great job Hunter, Ethan, Erik, and Robert M. (not in picture).
Construction students learned the ins and outs of hanging drywall. Here Dillon is shown applying the first layer of mud and tape while fellow students observed.
Molecules are cool
Students in Mrs. Koenning's classes worked together to learn the language of chemistry...Molecular Compounds!
Congrats to Ben Vogel for being the first student in LV High School history to advance to the state competition for the UIL event Congress!
Boys Bball wins
Our boys' team is tied for the lead in district play, currently sitting at 6-1. They have a big game against Jarrell HS in Jarrell next Friday!
Molecules are cool
Talk about diversity
Thank you to Dr. Octavious Bishop for visiting our students this past week to discuss differences, diversity, and living a positive life. He left our students inspired and our staff wanting him to return again soon!
Reminder that there is no school for students on Monday, January 20. When school resumes on Tuesday, it will be a "B" Day!
Friday, January 24, is an early release day!
8:10 - 8:55 - 1st period
9:00 - 9:50 - 2nd period
10:45 - 11:30 - 4th period
Students wishing to purchase lunch will be able to pick up a sack lunch to go. Buses will deliver students home about 4 hours earlier than usual.
Stop the Bleeding Training for students and parents
HB 496 requires districts to annually offer instruction on the use of a bleeding control station to students enrolled in grades seven or higher. LVISD will offer this free training to students and their parents on Wednesday, February 12 from 6:30 - 7:30 in the LVHS MAC (in the main building).
Due to space and resource requirements, please RSVP for this training with Heather Stoner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Events Coming Up
1/23 - Cap and Gown presentation, 2:30 - 3:05 pm
1/31 - Cap and Gown order forms due (turn them in during lunchtime)
Senior parents - don't miss out on important dates and deadlines for your graduate:
oldies, but goodies:
Our schoolwide attendance goal for this year is 97%. Our state funding is based on the percentage of students at school at 10:15 am every day. Higher attendance rate = more money for resources for your student.
For students who exceed our 96% goal, we are planning some more exciting rewards this year, such as a movie in the PAC, Kona Ice, and exam exemptions!
For students who miss school, here is some very important attendance information:
- 3 or more unexcused absences in a 4 week period - warning letter sent home and phone call from the principal.
- 7 or more unexcused absences in a 6-month period - warning letter sent home and Behavior Intervention Plan meeting called with the parents, student, and assistant principal.
- 10 or more unexcused absences in a 6 month period - truancy charges are filed. Parent, student and school administrator will be summoned to appear in truancy court.
Our campus goal is to reach 97% attendance each day.
Dress Code Review
1. Clothing should be of the appropriate size.
a. Clothing must not be baggy or saggy, worn low on the body, nor drag on the ground.
b. Clothing must not be overly form fitting or tight.
2. Pictures, emblems or writings on student attire, jewelry, and/or tattoos must be appropriate for the school environment. No messages and/or graphics that are vulgar, offensive, obscene, libelous, or that denigrate others on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.
a. No messages and/or graphics that include depictions of or references to profanity,
prohibited substances (e.g., alcohol, drugs, tobacco, etc.), obscenity, sexual
connotations, gangs, inappropriate language, inappropriate pictures, inappropriate
gestures, death, and/or depictions of violent images.
3. See-through/sheer material is ONLY permitted when worn over an article of clothing that is dress code compliant.
4. Students will be expected to be in compliance with the dress code while standing or sitting.
5. Proper undergarments should be worn, but undergarments must not be visible. Garters and garter belts are considered undergarments.
6. No pajamas, sleepwear, or house slippers of any kind, except for designated days such as theme or character days approved by the campus administration.
7. Mustaches, beards, and sideburns must be well groomed. Grooming is at the discretion of the principal.
Bottoms (Dresses, Skirts, Shorts, and Pants)
8. All bottoms must fit around the waist and be properly fastened.
9. Dresses, skirts, shorts, and other non-uniform clothing must be of sufficient length to allow for performing normal school functions without immodest exposure. Any garment, regardless of what it is called, must cover all skin above the middle of the thigh.
10. Spandex shorts, tights, and leggings are allowed ONLY with an outer garment that meets the middle of the thigh requirement.
11. No rips or holes that are excessive or placed above the middle of the thigh.
Shirts and Blouses
12. Shirts must be buttoned properly.
13. Sleeveless shirts and modest tank tops that provide appropriate coverage are permitted.
a. No tank tops or dresses with “spaghetti straps” (thin shoulder straps over otherwise
b. Sleeveless tops must fit appropriately under the arm. No “muscle shirts”.
14. No strapless, spaghetti-strap, backless, halter, one-shoulder, or off-the-shoulder tops.
15. No clothing that reveals bare midriffs and/or bare backs. Midriffs must be fully covered at all times (even when arms are raised).
16. No low cut necklines (which reveal cleavage or the chest area).
17. No hats, caps, and/or hoods may be worn inside during the academic school day, except for designated days such as theme or character days approved by the campus administration.
18. No bandanas, rags, gloves, kerchiefs, or gang-related decorative articles.
19. No hanging wallet chains, chain belts, handcuffs, sharp/heavy rings, or other metal spiked or metal-studded studded accessories.
20. No visible body piercings, with the exception of earrings.
21. No sunglasses may be worn in school buildings without specific recommendation from a doctor.
22. No shoes that mark the floor or “wheelies”.
23. No trench coats.
StayAlert System Reminder
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
To whom should i talk to about...
Immunizations, illnesses, medications: Our nurse Kathryn_Azevedo@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extention 5506
Registration, Transcripts: Our registrar, Tyra_Becker@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5503
Student Emotional Support, College Readiness, Student Schedules: Our counselor, Meghin_Huerta@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5504
Career and Tech Readiness: Our CTE Counselor, Elanna_Hylander@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5510