LVHS Pirate Bulletin

Flagship Friday Updates V.3.E.12

Food For Families

From Ms. Hyde:

HEY TEACHERS HEY!!! We really need your help promoting "Food for Families" to your 3rd period!!

Use your own "creative teacher incentives" to get your class on board to participate and compete against the other classes.

The Pizza will be from Marcos AND instead of making them choose....I personally am going to donate the goodies necessary for the ice cream sundae bar.

***Soooo the winning 3rd period will receive BOTH prizes....Pizza AND the ice cream sundae bar!!!

​Regular size can = 1 pound

$1 = 1 pound

Other items will be counted by weight. Please stack food in the box we are providing. Student Council & HOSA will collect food periodically, so please place box where volunteers can find it.

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The Beautiful Tomorrow Assembly at LVHS!!!

1. The Beautiful Tomorrow Assembly comes to La Vega High School!!!



c. Did anyone know that the mascot, D.R.I.P. (Do Right Inspire People) was our very own Mr. Shade!?!

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LVHS Teams Attends Solution Tree Conference

This past week Ms. Grigsby, Mr. Hikel, Mr. McAdams, Ms. Moore, Mr. Villa and Mr. Ward attended a solution tree PLC conference. While there our team fully participated and represented our LVHS campus well. We look forward to learning from all of you!!
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Upcoming Guest Speaker

Chief Victorian from Waco PD will visit with our students on November 16 from 11:15-12:00. Limited seats are available. We will have a Zoom Link to share for all to be able to participate. Please see Mrs. Grigsby for more details and to sign up.
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Football brings it Home for Homecoming!

From the Waco Trib:

BRIAN CROWNOVER Special to the Tribune-Herald Homecoming meant home cooking for the Pirates Friday night at Willie Williams Stadium. Robert Prescott threw for three touchdowns — two to Mekhi Rice — and ran for another as La Vega hammered lowly Alvarado, 56-10, in the Pirates’ last home district game of the season. Following the Pirates’ most important and most impressive win of the season, a 40-28 victory over then seventh-ranked Midlothian Heritage, La Vega (6-3, 3-1) remained in second place in District 5-4A Div. I, firing on all cylinders Friday night. The Pirates scored on each of their first three plays. Prescott carded two of his three touchdown passes — one a 24-yard post with no one around and the other a quick pass that saw the senior scamper 61 yards for a touchdown. A name La Vega fans are familiar with by now, Bryson Roland, ran to the end zone basically untouched from 50 yards out to put La Vega up 21-0 in a blink of an eye. There wasn’t much resistance for the final 27 minutes of the first half from the Indians, as the Pirates scored four more times with relative ease. Prescott hit Nik Sanders down the sidelines and also ran one in shortly after. And to no one’s surprise, Bryson Roland added a 23-yard scamper at the end of the second half. Junior Roderick Ridge jumped in on the scoring action, breaking free from 60 yards out. Ridge ended the game with 78 yards, with Roland adding 90 on the night. The first half wasn’t all offense, though, as the Pirates blocked a punt in the second quarter, setting up Prescott’s short four-yard touchdown. Jasen Brown recovered a fumble on the Indians’ third snap, setting up Rice’s first touchdown grab. 11/5/21, 7:45 AM La Vega dispatches Alvarado, 56-10, to remain second in District 5-4A | High School. Indian quarterback West Conner ran for his life most of his playing time, but did have his moments, completing 12 of his 25 attempts for 149 yards, including connecting with top receiver Preston Ross six times for 88 yards. Alvarado’s only score came after a D’Eddrick Brawley fumble early in the second half was scooped up by defensive tackle Gavin Pocasangre and returned to the La Vega 4, only to see Kameron Webb jog in just a few plays later. Alvarado added a short field goal later in the half. The Pirates can secure second place in district play with a win at Waxahachie Life next Friday night.

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Please fill out the survey below to better assist your admin with supporting you. Your input is valued and appreciated.

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Basketball Order Forms are Here!! Get with Coach Jackson... Don't be left behind!!!

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Proposed Whatcha Reading Wednesday

Please read the message below from Mrs. Grigsby and fill in the survey at the conclusion so that we can get as much input.

I would like to propose an idea. I have been collecting books that are being donated to "La Vega Reads". I would like to promote the giving of books with an opportunity to read them. Since 4th period is a much longer period, I was wondering if we can allow all teachers the opportunity to carve 10-15 minutes every Wednesday for students to read. ("Whatcha Reading Wednesday") The purpose is to provide time where students can enjoy reading. Students who read for fun are often stronger in the classroom in all subjects since they are building skills that most subjects rely on - skills like inferring, evaluating and retelling.

It might be good to promote it as a break from school..... SHOW time. "Silent Hiatus On Wednesdays". 10-15 minutes to set down your phone. Pick up a book, or a sketch pad or a sudoku and take a few minutes to de-stress, relax, unplug. Everyone can participate since the worst case scenario is they lay their head down for a few minutes. The important part is giving them a chance to unplug and reboot. (That is how we fix everything else! Unplug it and then plug it back in)

We can add an incentive piece - earn Pirate Points by telling a teacher or administrator about a book you read for fun, display your artwork on the wires in the 300 hall or complete a level 2 or 3 sudoku in one SHOW time.

We can draw names at the end of each month for prizes (chips? snacks?). If we just call it Pirate Points, we can also give them out for rewarding kids for random acts of doing good. (no referrals, improved attendance, helping someone, whatever...

I'd like to roll my cart of "La Vega Reads" books to the entrance of the cafeteria on the first Tuesday of the month during each lunch period. I don't want to commit to more than once a month because it eats into my MCL time. I am hoping that if my book supply dwindles, it will encourage more supporters to donate. It is also an opportunity to promote the books available in the library. I am also open to students running the cart.

Since I will be in Houston the first Tuesday in November, I am hoping to have the first book give-a-way on Tuesday, October 26. We could start the "Whatcha Reading Wednesday" or "SHOW time" 10/27 or 11/3. (or whenever we are ready to start it)

Angel Tree

From Mr. Shade:


Can you please fill out any referrals for Angel Tree (Bellmead PD) for kids in need for Christmas:

The Police Department each year request names of children from the school counselors who the deem would greatly appreciate the gifts. We anonymously place angel ornaments on a Christmas tree in the department lobby. All wanting to participate and make donations are invited to select an angel and bring donated toys and other gifts. The officers will then deliver the gifts to the children (ages 16 or younger)

Savana Afinowicz

Crime Victims Liaison

Bellmead Police Department

701 Maxfield St.

Bellmead, TX 76705


Fax: (254)412-7559

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The resource below is available to your student or your family if you have issues. Please use this resource or share with anyone who may benefit from the resource.

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ICU and Saturday School

Keep up the good work!!!

ICU is offered Monday-Thursday from 4:15-5:15 in the library. Saturday School is each week from 9am-12pm excluding Holiday weekends.

Vaccine Clinics Every Tuesday...Spread the word!!! Please remind students that they will receive a $25 Gift Card for vaccinating!!

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Vision : To become a flagship high school in Central Texas.

Mission: The mission of LVHS is to become a flagship high school in this area by providing educational excellence for all students in an academically challenging, positive, and safe atmosphere.

Please use the google sheet below to record all of our successes for this upcoming year.


Shout Outs!

MCL's and Admin for bringing back great information from Solution Tree.

Ms. Valdez for continually finding coverage on a daily basis.

Science team for coverage for Olson when she's out, y'all are rockstars!!

Coach Gill for leading our Volleyball team to the playoffs.

Coach Summey and Coach Salter for building our cross country team.

Upcoming Events

11/5 Football vs. Waxahachie Life @ Waxahachie

11/6 SAT Testing @ LVHS

11/6 Girls Basketball vs. Burleson @ Burleson

11/6 Boys Basketball scrimmage vs. Temple @ Temple

11/6 Education Foundation Gala

11/9 Girls Basketball vs. College Station @ College Station

11/10 ASVAB Testing

11/11 Girls Basketball Lady Spartan Classic Tournament

11/12 Boys Basketball vs. Red Oak @ Red Oak