LVMS Newsletter

September 30, 2022 | Edition VII

School Dances are BACK!

We are so excited for the school dance tonight!! Here are a few guidelines for the dance, including drop off and pick up info -


Students cannot stay on campus after school for the dance. Students will be admitted at 6:30. Doors will not be open, and there will not be student supervision before that time.


Only students from Lago Vista Middle School will be admitted.


If a student leaves the dance, they will not be readmitted.


Students may be picked up in front of the Intermediate School or the pick up/drop off area in front of the cafeteria. With construction and lack of a safe place for students to walk, these are the only two places to pick up - students will not be allowed to leave and walk to cars parked elsewhere.


Dress code - we told the students to please remember that this is a school event, and not a club in Austin. We do not want to see under garments, or anything that is overly revealing. Dress code is always a touchy subject, so if you have questions, please ask.


We are very excited for the students to have a dance again, and we expect very high attendance. Please be patient with us as we get your kids released as safely as possible.

Grade Check!

The end of the first Nine Weeks is coming soon! Friday, October 14th is the last day for grades, and students can lose eligibilty, or regain eligibilty if they lost it at the six weeks.

Fundraiser

Our fundraiser will close on Sunday - thank you to all who have donated so far! If you've meant to but just haven't yet, it will close at midnight on Sunday!


Fundraising is something that helps to fund student activities and give teachers additional resources to support students. Through our partnership with School Funding Group we are simply asking for a minimum $20 dollar donation, and for that donation, you will receive numerous discounts on brand names like Amazon, Home Depot, Nike and Oakley. These discounts can far outweigh the cost of your donation.


The proceeds of this fundraiser will help fund:

  • Teacher Training
  • Teacher Supplies
  • Student Incentives
  • Technology for the classroom
  • UIL and OAP Supplies
  • School Improvement

Here is the link to donate, and I truly appreciate your generosity!


https://schoolfundinggroup.com/donate/b1f6d683-cb09-4f26-85f6-13a99dca041e

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PSAT

On Wednesday, October 26th, all 8th graders at LVMS will have the opportunity to take the PSAT test. The PSAT test is intended to be a college readiness test that sets a baseline of student performance and allows students and teachers to pinpoint areas for focused practice as students progress through high school. The PSAT offers a great opportunity for students to experience a college entrance exam, but it is optional. If you would like your student to opt-out of the PSAT, please complete this form by Monday, October 17th. https://forms.gle/qCfd689tK2qAn2XYA All students who opt out of the test will still be required to attend school and will be provided an alternate activity while other students are testing.

Free and Reduced- Price Meal News


As a reminder, LVISD transitioned back to Free and Reduced-Price Meals for the 22-23 school year. The federal government is no longer funding the free lunch program, which was part of the COVID-19 pandemic aid package. All families are encouraged to fill out the Free and Reduced-Price Meals applications. If your child previously received free or reduced-priced meals, a new application must be received to determine if your child still qualifies. Previous free and reduced-meal eligibility has now expired. You can fill out the Free & Reduced Meal application online at MySchoolApps by clicking on the following links:



For questions regarding applications, please contact Michelle Jackson, and for questions regarding student purchases, please contact Jennifer Porter.

iPad Coverage

Attention LVHS & LVMS Parents!


Did you sign up for the Lago Vista ISD Optional Accidental Damage & Theft Coverage for your student's device? Don't forget to pay for the coverage by October 1st! The cost is $50 for an individual student, $75 for households with multiple students.


Please visit https://www.myschoolbucks.com to pay for your student's coverage prior to October 1st.


Note: Students in grades PK-5 will not have self-managed devices this year, so coverage is only needed for students in grades 6-12.


If you have any questions, please contact our Technology Department at techhelp@lagovistaisd.net.

Awesome Window Decals!

Ask Ms. Kaiser in the MS Office if you would like one - the Booster Club will take a check (made out to LVISD) or cash.


Only $5 each!

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Emergency Contact Info

Parents - please check the emergency contacts you listed in the Parent Portal for your students. Please add all contacts: Dads, Moms, siblings, relatives, or friends that you would like to be able to pick up your child for an appointment or emergency.


If a person is not listed, we are unable to let them take a student from our campus.


If you have any questions or need help with that, please let me know.

Game Day Info!

Remember that all ticket sales are online for Volleyball and Football. Here's the link to buy tickets - https://www.lagovistaisd.net/page/dis.tickets


Also, please talk to your students about what they are allowed (and not allowed) to do while staying late for a game. We will supervise students at the game, but many times students will leave campus to run over to Sonic. Crossing 1431 is extremely dangerous, but it's not a decision that we can control.


So if you're student stays late to watch a game, have those conversations beforehand!


Also, pep rallies are back! Parents are allowed to come to the pep rallies, but please allow yourself extra time to check in through the front office.


If you have any questions, please let me know.

Important Dates Coming Up

A few things to put on your calendar coming up:


  • Friday, September 30th - School Dance (Principal Sounds in the house!) - Dance will be from 6:30 - 9:00. Tickets will be $5 dollars and will either be sold at the door or in advance next week. No, your students cannot stay at school until 6:30.
  • Wednesday, October 26th - PSAT for 8th Graders

News from the LV Booster Club

Did you know that the LV Viking Booster Club provides funds to every sport in the district? Throughout the year, football concessions represents our biggest fundraiser and the funds that are raised are used to provide athletic equipment for all sports. So we truly represent one club fundraising for all district sports. We are so happy to have the ability to support so many, but we need your help in order to continue funding these programs successfully. We need volunteers from every sport to sign up for concessions and other support functions by clicking on the links provided below. As a side note, we are now able to accept all credit cards and Apple Pay in concessions with our newly installed and easy to use point of sale system. We are excited and focused on creating a culture of volunteerism district wide and we can only be successful together!”


Please see the concession links for all football teams --

Great Volleyball Against Gateway


7B vs Jarrell

Lady Vikings did an amazing job Monday night. We played Jarrell and beat them in both sets! 1st set 25-10, and 2nd set 25-16. These girls are looking better and better every week. They have been working hard to get their serves over and it shows. All of them contributed to Monday night's success, Selah Moore, Camilla Cruz, Emma Blair, Braxton Brewer, Kylie Gerace, Odalys Guajardo, Mitzi Wright, Savannah Johnston, Rileigh Ramirez, Aleeza Sahibzada, and Harper Phillips. Standouts for the evening were Odalys Guajarado, Emma Blair and Mitzi Wright on serving.


8B vs Jarrell

Lady Vikings took Jarrell in two sets! Jarrell was no match to our Lady Vikings. Winning the 1st set 25-13, and 2nd set 25-7! These girls were on fire. Winter Callahan served 11 in a row without anyone touching the ball. Kennedy McSkimming had an awesome kill in the 1st set. Audrey Ferguson and Anna Heston had some outstanding sets and strong serves. Emily Viruette came in with a diving save for her team. Ke'Auvia Cox, Sabryna Holcomb, and Avery Thompson also stepped up to help give the Vikings a win.



7A vs. JARRELL


The 7A Lady Vikings have continued their winning streak with another win against Jarrel on Monday! They are now 5-0 for the season! We are back on track with serving, our defense and back row has been doing incredible, and our communication on the court is improving. We aren’t getting much game play in an actual game with how well we do with serving but I have seen so much growth with each and every one of them in practice … a good problem to have when we are competing! Kudos to Elah Francisco, Ada Weyant, and Kyrksen Cook for their serving streaks in this match! A big shout out to Brooklyn Marquez and Jolie Mosser on the back row with some awesome passing and a couple of insane saves! Also contributing to the team are Myah Marquez, Ellie St. Martin, Emerson Burke, Eloise Thering, and Ava Bailey! We couldn't do it without each and every one of their efforts on the court! Next up we travel to Burnet on Monday! Come out and support us!


8A vs. JARRELL 9/30


The Lady Vikings got back to their winning ways this past Monday evening by defeating the Lady Cougars of Jarrell. The girls fought through a tough back-n-forth first set where neither team was able to get any separation from one another. Late in the set with the outcome still in doubt, Olivia Parra delivered some big serves allowing the Lady Vikings to finally distance themselves from the Cougars and take the set 25 - 21 . The second set was all Lady Vikings as the girls played probably their best, most complete set of the season. Sydney Mosser went on quite the serving tear ripping several jump serves in a row pushing the lead out to 10 pts early on. The girls coasted from their winning the set 25 - 11 . The win pushes the Lady Vikings overall record to 4-1 and 2-1 in District play. The girls are on the road again next week where they will battle the Burnet Lady Bulldogs Monday evening and try to build another win streak.

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Good luck to Cross Country Tomorrow!

Good look to our Cross Country teams tomorrow as they run in Marble Falls for their last race before district!

Football Travels To Marble Falls

The LVMS football teams traveled to Marble Falls last night to play in their third games of their 2022 season. All in all, it was a good night for our teams. The Super team fell short of the victory at the final buzzer, but showed some improvement since their game against Salado, last week. The final score of the game was 25-0, in favor of Marble Falls.


The 7th grade game proved to be more successful for the Vikings. After their loss to the Salado Eagles last week, they bounced back with an offensive explosion putting up a couple touchdowns early in the 1st quarter. The Viking defense kept Marble Falls out of the end zone until the 3rd quarter. The offense put up another touchdown in the 4th quarter off a throw, catch, and stretch over the line. The final score was 19-6, Vikings.


The 8th grade game was a tremendous improvement over their last matchup against Salado last week. The Vikings defense crippled the Marble Falls offense, preventing them from reaching the end zone for the entire game. The Viking offense utilized the clock during the first half, scoring their first touchdown late in the second quarter. In the second half, the Viking defense stayed true and the offense opened up with additional touchdowns. Working through some adversities, the Vikings ended up victorious at the buzzer with the shutout. The final score of the game was 22-0.

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Bad Jokes From Coach Janson

Each week, Coach Janson puts a joke on his white board - I thought I'd share!
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In Home Child ID Kits

Our district will be distributing an in-home child identification kit to your child on behalf of the State of Texas. Please understand that there is a no obligation to fill out the kit, but it will allow you to have a set of fingerprints and DNA for your child in case of an emergency that you can turn over to law enforcement.


These kits are to be STORED AT HOME and only to be given to law enforcement in case of an emergency.


As a district, we are always looking for ways to protect our students from harm or assist in their safety.


Please make use of this gift, fill it out and store it in a safe place at home.

Thanksgiving Dinner

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Construction Update

They started working on the exterior of the building this week...put stone on the side and preparing the new parking spots.
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Who Do I Contact?

If you have registration, Enrollment and Ascender, or Parent and Student Portal questions, email Monica Kaiser - mkaiser@lagovistaisd.net


Schedule Questions or does your student need support? Our counselor April Woodburn can help you! awoodburn@lagovistaisd.net


General Questions? Sue Kunze, our campus secretary can find almost any answers for you. skunze@lagovistaisd.net


Attendance questions? Contact Terri Harkins - tharkins@lagovistaisd.net


You can always email me or our Assistant Principal Kim Bentley for assistance - eholt@lagovistaisd.net or kbentley@lagovistaisd.net

Meet Your Teachers!

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Coach Bryan Rogers

1) Where are you from originally?


Born in Houston, raised in Flatonia, TX

2) What led you to become a teacher and how long have you been teaching?


I enjoy Math and Coaching, so teaching seemed like the best fit for both. They say that if you love what you do, then you never have to work a day in your life. I have been "not working" for 26 years. :)

3) Tell us about your family...


I have two wonderful boys, Michael and Jacob. Michael and I share a love for food and competitiveness. Jacob and I share a love for knowledge and debate.

4) What are your favorite hobbies?


My two favorite hobbies are golf and cooking. After I graduate school, I plan to open a restaurant or food truck.

5) What is your favorite part about your job?


My favorite part of the job comes after the students graduate... When they come back and tell me how good their job is going, what a wonderful spouse they have, what wonderful children they are raising, and how great their life has become after school. THAT is the best paycheck a teacher can receive!

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Early Bird LVYBB Basketball Registration Is Open!

It's that time of year once again. Early-bird registration is live for the 22-23 season and will end on on 10/15 and we can't wait to see your kiddos come our for basketball. Get signed up today!

Please use the direct link to register as parts of our site are still under construction.

https://www.lvybb.org/page/show/7351383-registration

Also, don't forget to like our page and follow us @LagoVistaYouthBB to stay up-to-date on all the latest and greatest from LVYBB.

P.S. If you've already signed up, awesome! Look forward to seeing you in November.

Video Contest!

The Take Care of Texas Video Contest is a fun way for young people to learn about protecting the environment and come up with creative ways to share this knowledge with others!

Students create a 30-second video that shows positive ways to Take Care of Texas. Contest sponsor Waste Management of Texas, Inc. will award prizes to the creators of the best videos.

Contest opens September 12th!

Submit your entries here: https://takecareoftexas.org/.../take-care-texas-video...

#keeptexasbeautiful #TakeCareOfTexas

Bell Schedule - Updated!

Here is the updated bell schedule - remember that doors will not open until 8:10 and we are not able to provide supervision for your students before that time.


1st period: 8:40 - 9:32

2nd Period: 9:36 - 10:28

3rd Period: 10:32 - 11:24

4th Period: 11:28 - 12:22

Lunch/Advisory: 12:24 - 12:54

Lunch/Advisory: 12:58 - 1:28

5th Period: 1:32 - 2:24

6th Period: 2:28 - 3:20

7th Period: 3:24 - 4:15