Lago Vista High School News!

A newsletter for the parents, students, and staff of LVHS!

February 5, 2016

What's been happening?!

Girls Basketball Play-Off Game:

Lago Vista Lady Vikings

vs.

Natalia Lady Mustangs

7pm, Tuesday 2/16/2016

Luling High School

Attendance - Things you need to know!

Spring is the time of the year when absences start to pile up. Be sure you are aware of the consequences for your student missing too much school:

3 or more unexcused absences in a 4 week period - warning letter sent home.

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 summons to appear in truancy court.


Our campus goal is to reach 96% attendance each day. If a student is at school at 10:00 am (2nd/6th period attendance times), we receive funding for that student for that day. If they are not, we do not receive funding. For this reason, we ask that you plan all non-medical absences from school for times after 10:00 am.


Weird, but true, attendance fact: If your student is present for any part of the school day and leaves for a medical appointment, they won't get counted absent for that day as long as they bring a note. If they are absent for the entire day for a doctor's appointment, they will be counted absent.

Thanks for your support!

Student Holiday on Monday, February 15, 2016! No school on that day!

College and Career Fair - help needed!

LVHS will be hosting our first annual College and Career Fair the morning of Thursday, March 24, 2016. Tables will be set up around the gym for freshman, sophomore and junior students to peruse while learning more about future college and career choices.

Any parent who has a business who would like to have a table at our college and career fair in March, please email Justin_Walker@lagovista.txed.net.

Parent Survey


As a campus, our goal is to continuously improve by gathering and reflecting on feedback from different stakeholders in our learning community.


Please take a few moments to complete the survey by clicking on the link below. It contains opportunities for feedback on numerous areas, including comment boxes for detailed feedback.


This survey will close at 12:00 noon on February 10th.


Thank you in advance for your participation!


https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WHQ2FVM

Got Gardening Goods?

Our Lifeskills class is working on building a small garden to use to plant fruits and veggies. If you have gardening know-how, tools, or time to help, we'd love to hear from you. Please contact Amanda_Hendrix@lagovista.txed.net.

Counselor's Corner!

February's Viking Character Trait is Fairness!

Throughout the month, LVHS teachers and staff will integrate a focus on fairness and bullying prevention into classroom and campus activities. For example, we are looking for creative and outgoing students to share Public Service Announcements each week in February as part of our daily announcements! For parent resources to talk about fairness at home, please click on the link below:


http://www.kidsafefoundation.org/conversation-starters-for-parents-children-fairness/


PSAT Score Reports are here!


Mrs. Slaughter will be visiting 9th and 10th grade English classes this month to review score reports and services available through College Board. Students can access free SAT practice tools, college searches, scholarship searches and so much more using their PSAT personal Access Code! We will mail the score reports home after reviewing with students. However,they will have their access codes so they can start planning their future soon!


Considering a career in Welding or Building Construction or Automotive Technology??


Juniors and seniors are taking a field trip to Texas State Technical College in Waco this Thursday, February 11. Field Trip Permission Forms will be available on Monday and are due back to Mrs. Slaughter on Wednesday, February 10! Space is limited….sign up now! See Mrs. Slaughter for more details.


Belated “Congratulations!” to the following seniors who were inadvertently omitted from the Second Nine Weeks Honor Rolls:


  • Brenna Hassin and Derek Haines made the All A Honor Roll.
  • Robert D’Lorm made the A/B Honor Roll.

Our deepest apologies!!

Cheerleading Information!

An informational meeting for anyone currently in grades 8-11 interested in trying out for HS Cheerleader for the 2016-2017 school year will be held next Wednesday, February 10, in the High School Cafeteria at 6:00 pm. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend with their child, as all paperwork will be handed out and any tryout questions will be answered.

Lago Vista High School is in the process of forming a STAND task force!

STAND (Students and Teachers Against Negative Decisions) is a collaborative group of parents, teachers, and students that will help plan substance abuse prevention, education, awareness activities for Lago Vista High School. Our goal is to help Lago Vista High School students become role models in our school and community by helping each other take a strong stand against the destructive decision to use drugs and alcohol. If you would like to be part of this planning process, please contact Heather_Stoner@lagovista.txed.net or Craten_Phillips@lagovista.txed.net for more information.

We desperately need parent volunteers! Please contact us via email if you are able to help!

Attention all G/T students!

Gifted and Talented students meet every Monday afternoon in Mr. Pruitt's room! We will discuss possible field trip options, projects for April's G/T Showcase, and how to create and present your own TED talk.

Every Wednesday is College Day! Encourage your students to dress in their favorite college's gear!

Yearbooks for sale!

We still have yearbooks for sale but they are moving fast! Purchase your 2015-2016 yearbook at yearbooks.biz and use order number 6814. You can also bring your check to Mrs. Holt.

Whom do I talk to about...

Attendance - including absences, doctor's notes, students needing to leave school early : Our attendance clerk, Heather_Sutton@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5500


Registration, Transcripts: Our registrar, Tyra_Becker@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5503


Student Emotional Support, College Readiness, Student Schedules: Our counselor, Cindy_Slaughter@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5500


Student Discipline, Ideas for School Improvement: Our assistant principal, Justin_Walker@lagovista.txed.net or principal, Heather_Stoner@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5500

Bell Schedule!

A Day

8:15 – 9:05 : 1st period

9:10 – 10:55 : 2nd period

11:00 – 12:30 : 3rd period (lunch from 12:30 – 1:00)

or

11:30 – 1:00 : 3rd period (lunch from 10:55 – 11:25)

1:05 – 2:35 : 4th period


2:40 – 3:30 : 5th period


B Day

8:15 – 9:05 : 1st period

9:10 – 10:55 : 6th period

11:00 – 12:30 : 7th period (lunch from 12:30 – 1:00)

or

11:30 – 1:00 : 7th period (lunch from 10:55 – 11:25)

1:05 – 2:35 : 8th period


2:40 – 3:30 : 5th period


First and fifth periods are 50 minute classes that meet everyday. Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 are 90 minute periods that meet every other day.