LVHS Newsletter

Excellence In All We Do.

February 8, 2019

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What's Been HAppening?

Softball and Baseball Parent Meeting

The LVHS Booster Club is hosting Coffee with Coaches for all HS boys and girls Baseball and Softball parents on Saturday, February 9, at 9:00 AM in the HS Cafeteria. This is an opportunity for the parents to meet the coaches, hear their expectations for the season and get questions answered. The Booster Club will be serving coffee and donuts at the event as well as having spirit merchandise for sale.
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Band News

On Saturday, January 26th, several of our Viking Band students participated in the Region 26 Region Band Clinic and Concert at Burnet High School. They earned a place in these ensembles based on their auditions held back in December. Congratulations to these students for representing Lago Vista High School so well:


Matthew Beavers, Clarinet

Orlando Lopez, Trumpet

Maddy Van Tassell, Trumpet

Ben Vogel, Trumpet

Nina King, French Horn

Joe Joslin, Tuba

Hannah Wright, Tuba

Jonah Kelley, Percussion/Jazz Piano


Next week, Matthew Beavers (Clarinet) and Jonah Kelley (Percussion) will represent Lago Vista High School in the Texas All-State Band. They will perform with the All-State Band next Saturday, February 16th at the Lila Cockrell Theater in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Congratulations, Matthew and Jonah!

Women's Club Scholarship Luncheon - February 20th

The Lago Vista Women's Club invites all junior and senior girls to attend a luncheon on Wednesday, February 20th at 11:00am in the LVHS MAC. Attendees should dress in their Sunday best and be ready to impress as they meet members of the scholarship committee that will determine who receives their 2019 scholarships!

Coach Kassell Needs You!

We know what you’re thinking, "Uuuhhhh, what is the next big holiday I HAVE to prepare for?" Well, it is Valentine's Day. Don't worry, Lago Vista Powerlifting has you covered. We have a fun filled and free evening of events set up just for you.


LVHS is hosting our annual Lago Vista Powerlifting Invitational. We need you, and you, and you, to be table workers for this event.


If your idea of a nice relaxing evening by the fire is actually an evening of watching athletes lift heavy weights, you're in luck.


Come join us on February 14th from the end of school- 10ish pm in the LVHS Main Gym. We would greatly appreciate your help and really, how can you turn down Coach Kassell when he needs you! Thank you in advance.


Date: 02/14/2019 (Thu.)

Time: 4:00pm - 10:30pm CST

Location: 5185 Lohman Ford Rd


Sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044aa4a62eabfb6-2019

english 1 and 2 benchmark testing next week

All students currently taking English 1 and 2 will be taking an English benchmark next week:


  • Tuesday, February 12: English 2
  • Wednesday, February 13: English 1


Students will test from 8:05am-11:30am in the auxiliary gym. All students will take the benchmarks, regardless of whether or not they are exempt from taking the English 1 STAAR because all students will be expected to take the English 2 STAAR their sophomore year and this data will help ensure they are on track to pass! Plus, it's fun.

Cheer Tryouts

If your student is interested in trying out for our cheer team, be sure to check out the cheer team's new website at:

https://sites.google.com/lagovista.txed.net/lagovistacheer/home


All prospective cheer squad members MUST fill out an application prior to tryouts. You can find that at:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdLsP9Y_lldpkj6OUZWYOsUN5c2mHHcaIedF5vVdyLwsTHGdg/viewform

Buy your senior ad now!

Hey parents! Don't let time or space run out. Buy an ad to celebrate your child in their senior yearbook. Check out size and price options here:

https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/

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Texas Success Initiative Assessment Information

TSI or the Texas Success Initiative is a college readiness standard that must be met by each student who will attend a Texas public college or university. Students who have not met the TSI standard prior to college admission may be required to take developmental math, reading, or writing classes and pay college tuition dollars for these non-college classes.


Lago Vista ISD would like every LVHS senior who graduates to have met these standards prior to graduation. TSI can be met through scores on SAT and ACT and also by meeting score standards on the TSI test. Seniors should contact the campus counselor for additional information. Please contact the individual college or university to see what tests are required and/or accepted.


*Arrangements to take the TSI assessment can be made through Austin Community College.

Join PTA! Two ways - online at www.joinpta.org or by check (made to LVHS PTA). Students who are members each year of high school are eligible for scholarships their senior year!

StayAlert System Reminder!

Lago Vista ISD uses StayALERT to help keep our schools safe. StayALERT is a bilingual, confidential website, e-mail, phone and texting avenue for students, teachers, staff, parents and community members to be able to confidentially report unsafe behaviors, suspicious activities, bullying, acts of violence, harassment, and a host of other potential disruptors to school safety.

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:


Website:
stayalert.info

Call or Text: (206) 406-6485

Email: report@stayalert.info

Attendance Matters.

The vast majority of our students with excessive absences fail to pass their classes. Students need to be at school everyday.

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.


Thanks for your support!
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To Whom Should I talk to about...

Attendance - including absences, doctor's notes, students needing to leave school early : Our attendance clerk, Jennifer_Chiappone@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 and Student Schedules: Our counselor, Meghin_Huerta@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5504


College and Career Readiness: Our CTE Counselor, Cindy_Slaughter@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5500


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