LVMS Newsletter

September 23, 2022 | Edition VI

Grade Check!

This is the end of the first six weeks! If a student is failing at the Six Weeks, they are ineligible to play UIL Sports(No Pass, No Play). They can regain eligibilty at the end of the Nine Weeks, October 14th.

Fundraiser

We are about 75% to our final goal, and I am going to keep the fundraiser open for ONE MORE WEEK! Thank you to everyone who has donated so far!


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

School Dances are BACK!

Our first school dance in next Friday night, September 30th from 6:30 - 9:00 in the LVMS Cafeteria. Tickets are $5 dollars, and can be bought in the office during advisory next week, or at the door.


Students can come dressed however formal they want - we will have some shirts, ties, dresses, all the way to t-shirts and flip flops.


Once students leave, they may not re-enter. You can pick up your student either in the pick up line by the cafeteria, or by the front of the Intermediate School.


Staff will be chaperones(thank you to all who have volunteered)...please send us all positive thoughts!


A concession stand will be available with drinks, snacks and pizza.

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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.

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 GATEWAY 9/19

The 7B Lady Vikings won in two straight games against Gateway on Monday evening in Georgetown. Scores were 25-6 and 25-5. Our girls brought the serves, serves, serves and Gateway just could not return them! It was a slow game, spirits were high and their consistency paid off! Leading servers were Kylie Gerace, Odalys Guajardo and Emma Blair. Also contributing to the team were Harper Phillips, Selah Moore, Rileigh Ramirez, Aleeza Sahibzada, and Braxton Brewer, Savannah Johnston and Sierra Gonzalez.


8B vs GATEWAY 9/19

The 8B Lady Vikings played a hard first set! They were down 12 points at one point in the set and came back and beat Gateway by not giving up and pushing through. Winter Callahan dominated on the court with her serving and passing. Emily Viruette made some great plays and kept her team in the game. Anna Heston and Audrey Ferguson were getting some great sets up for their hitters Kennedy McSkimming and Ke’Auvia Cox. Sabrina Holcomb made some awesome digs. Avery Thompson came in the game to help her team come up with a big win. The first set they won 23-25 with a huge comeback. The second set they won 12-25. Gateway couldn’t handle the serves our girls were given. We play Jarrell on Monday. I’m so proud of these ladies.



7A vs. GATEWAY 9/19


The 7A Lady Vikings won in two straight games against Gateway on Monday evening. Scores were 25-19 in the first set and 25-23 in the second set. Lady Vikings are now 4-0 for the season! We are known to be a serving team, but serves were just not in the cards for us this evening. Serves were missed and also returned, which pressured the girls with actual game play that they haven't yet experienced. They did come out on top and it really was good to have that experience early on so that we can learn and make adjustments going into the second half of the season, but I can go without such a close game next time! Next up is Lampasas at home on Monday!


8A vs. GATEWAY 9/19


The Lady Vikings fell just short of defeating Gateway on their home court in a 3 set thriller this past Monday evening. In a highly anticipated matchup the Lady Vikings fought hard but couldn’t overcome several miscues losing the first set 20 - 25. However the girls bounced back in the second set, dominating play throughout before a late run from the Lady Gators made the score 25 - 19. As both teams played the third and decisive set, rallies went back-n-forth as both teams scratched and clawed fighting for every point. Absolutely great and competitive volleyball was on display by both teams with players diving on the floor, chasing down volleyballs to the far reaches of the gym keeping their teams hopes alive. Unfortunately for the Lady Vikings, Gateway would eventually prevail winning the final set 25 - 23 and the match 2 sets to 1. The Lady Vikings did their school, coaches, & parents proud by competing to their fullest ability through the very last point. The next home game for the girls is next Monday evening as they’ll host the Lady Cougars of Jarrell. If you haven’t yet come out to watch this group of young ladies play, well what are you waiting for? Come on out and show your support for these girls and all of our volleyball teams this next Monday evening.

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XC Braves The Heat In Lampassas

Our MS cross country teams traveled to Lampasas on Thursday for our 4th race of the season. Below are the results:


7th-grade girls earned 2nd place behind Lampasas. Our teams top 5 were Jolie Mosser who placed 2nd,

GG Hidalgo who placed 7th, and Kyrksen Cook who placed 8th. Completing our team’s top 5 were Peyton Byrd and Selah Moore. Also competing for our team Hannah Benitez, Haleigh Carson. Sofia Garcia, Elle Head, Hannah Koenning, Valerie Marin, Helen Munoz, Alexis Nichols, Adriana Owen, Ellie St. Martin, and Ada Weyant.


8th-grade girls came in 4th overall. Emily Viruette, Molly Roberts, Melissa Soto, Amelia Cook, and Nayeli Porras were our top 5 scorers. Also racing for the 8th grade were Peyton Brown, Laila Burlew, Sadie Darling, Dhylan Johnson, Kandice Richardson, Addison Roberts, and Taylor Teague.


7th boys - top racers were Brody Stoner, Evan O’Brien, Ryan Phillips, and Jonas Larkin

8th boys - top racers were Sebastian Vasquez in 6th place, Westin Walker, Jackson Cook, and Victor Plua

Football Faces Off Against Salado

The LVMS football teams hosted Salado MS on Wednesday, September 21 at Viking Stadium. The games began at 5pm, as the super team posted a 22-14 loss at the buzzer. The Vikings were down 22-0 at the half and managed to stage a small comeback in the 4th quarter, but ran out of time.


The second game of the evening was our LVMS 7th grade team. After a disappointing start to the game, the Vikings were down 0-22 at the half. A fumble recovery in the 4th quarter sparked a light for the comeback, but not in enough time. At the final buzzer, the score remained 22-6 in favor of the Salado Eagles.


In the 8th grade game, Salado took a commanding lead of 22 points in the first quarter. The Eagles continued to post points in the second half, and the Vikings had no answer. A late push by the Vikings in the second half was not enough to earn us the victory. The final score of the game was 27-7.


The Vikings have played two very well-matched teams in Lampasas and Salado. We plan to use our experience against these two teams to advance into our first district opponent in Marble Falls, next week. Games begin at 5pm.

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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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A Message From Nurse Carmichael

With a new year back in gear, we wanted to update everyone on this year's Covid Protocol. Instead of students staying home for any single Covid symptom, we have differentiated the symptoms into milder and more serious ones. Please see the different symptom lists here. The number of restricted days has also changed from 10 days to 5 days of isolation.

We hope this helps clarify the process for everyone.
Please don't hesitate to call your nurse if you have questions.
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Want To Watch The Football Game But Can't Make It?

Coach Hill and I broadcast the Varsity Football games...watch them by following this link!


https://youtu.be/6dLBbd-VjQ0

Construction Update

The new wing has power and electricity this week! Also, the umbrellas came in for the courtyard and look amazing!
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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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Mrs. Allie Dement

1) Where are you from originally?


I’m a native Texan and spent most of my young life growing up around the Woodlands/Conroe area.

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


For about as long as I can remember I have wanted to be a teacher. Serving the young minds and hearts of our community brings me the greatest joy. Each and every year my passion for teaching is renewed when I see all the new faces in my class.

3) Tell us about your family...


My husband and I share a wonderful blended family. My daughter, Julia, is a senior at LVHS. She balances Drum Major, academics, and her part-time job quite well. Planning for her future is no joke. We have been working since this summer on college applications. Laney, my bonus daughter, is a junior at Cedar Park HS. She is involved with Young Life, has a part time job, and is on the dance team. These girls make us proud each and every day.


4) What are your favorite hobbies?


Growing up, my mom and I would go fishing in the bay and to this day it is one of my favorite hobbies. I also love running, hiking, camping, boating- I just like being outdoors with nature. I'm super grateful my husband and I enjoy these activities together.

5) What is your favorite part about your job?


Connecting with a student by helping them fully understand the lesson taught in class makes for a great day. It's the little things that matter. A smile and a friendly greeting is enough to make my whole day better. I truly love our community and believe we all are here to make it a little bit better each day. We all row!

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Lago Vista Youth Basketball Wants To Hear From You!

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Your feedback matters. Our community is growing by leaps and bounds. To ensure that we can support our kiddos and growth -- we need to learn a little bit more about what's important to you as parents. Please help us out and FILL OUT OUR SURVEY.


Recreational play: For the player that is at the beginner level, or who has been playing for around 3 years or less. They are either new to the sport, have some experience playing in camps or at school. Players are focused on learning the fundamentals, developing proper skills, learning how to play on a team and having fun.


Competitive play: For the player who is established with the sport and have been playing for around 3-5 years. They have experience playing on teams in a league and/or tournament setting. They know team basics and fundamentals and are capable of playing at a quick competitive pace in a travel setting.



Lago Vista Youth Basketball 22 - 23 Parent Survey - Google Forms


Note: The results of the survey will be used to help structure our 2022-23 LV Youth Basketball season. All recommendations & changes to the LVYBB season will be the sole decision of the President and LVYBB board members using data, feedback from the community as well as availability of resources and volunteers.

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