Excellence In All We Do - March 25th
Here's what it will look like when it's finished...
Students in Coach Tomlin's class learned about John Brown this week, and then decide if he was a hero or criminal. It was interesting to hear the students debate through the many sides of the issue.
Love of Reading
Mrs. Reighley's students read for 10 minutes to start each class and the students love to find different places to be comfortable - even the bath tub!
Mrs. Woodburn has been talking to students this week about Course Selection for next year. More details are below, but if you have any questions, feel free to ask.
Love of Reading
8th Grade -
Monday, 4/4 - Tuesday, 4/5
- Tech & Career teachers show 8th graders a video presentation on high school credits, endorsements, and course selection. Teachers will give each student a choice sheet and a four year plan.
- Parent Night at the PAC at 6:00 pm
Thursday, 4/7, Friday, 4/8, Monday 4/11 and Tuesday 4/12
- HS Counselors will be present in the Tech & Career classes to answer questions and to help students with their course selections.
6th and 7th Graders
This week, Mrs. Woodburn has been meeting with all current 6th and 7th graders to discuss next year's course selections. Students will bring home course selection sheets for parents to review and sign.
Mrs. Woodburn will begin helping students enter their course selections beginning Monday, March 28th.
8th Graders Interested In The Valkyries Drill Team
Are you a current 8th grader and interested in trying out for the amazing Lago Vista High Valkyries Drill Team?
Dance Clinic and Tryouts will be April 4th-7th at LVHS.
Mrs. Phillips will be on LVMS campus on Thursday. March 31st during Advisory for an informational meeting and answer any questions. More info will be handed out about the dance clinic and tryouts at this time.
If you've got some time, would like a flexible schedule, and be able to have a direct impact on our children and our schools - substitute teaching is a great answer!
If you would like more info, please let me know.
Uda Bands - Help NJHS send a young man to high school!
We are lucky to live in a place where our education is free! Not everyone is so lucky. NJHS is sponsoring a young man named Tavonga Randeni, a high schooler in Zimbabwe. Every Yuda Band we sell helps him secure his high school education! You can buy in person or click the link or scan QR Code. Mrs. Woodburn will get an email and your student can come pick out a Yuda Band. Many to choose from! You can make a difference today! Buy a Yuda Band for $10!
This Is Tavonga Randeni
STAAR Test Info
The STAAR tests will be given in early May. 6th and 7th grades will take Math and Reading, while 8th grade will take Math, Reading, Science and Social Studies.
If a student does not pass the STAAR test, they will have to complete 30 hours of Accelerated Instruction per test. If they are assigned 30 hours of Accelerated Instruction, that will be delivered in Summer School from June 6 to June 17.
I also let the kids know that these decisions were made on the State level, and that was not a Lago decision.
If you have questions, please feel free to call or email.
Lago Track Results
We hosted the Jr. Vikings Relays on Wednesday evening, and here are the results!
7th Grade Boys:
7th Grade Boys finish in 1st
100 Dash- 1st Benson Hodd, 3rd Austin Moore, 5th Logan Girad
200 Dash- 5th Place - Nick Duncan
400 Dash- Kingston Cannon
800 Run- 1st Place - Sebastian Vazquez , 3rd Jackson Cook
1600 - 1st Place - Sebastian Vazquez, 2nd Place - Jackson Cook, 3rd Nick Duncan, 5th Westin Walker, Marek Michitech
2400- 1st Place - Sebastian Vazquez, 2nd Place - Jackson Cook 3rd Nick Duncan, 5th Westin Walker, Marek Michitech
110 Hurdles- 1st Benson Hodd, 3rd Place - Archer Houston, 5th Place - Dillon Stovall
300 Hurdles- Benson Hodd, 2nd Place - Dylan Stovall
4 x 100 Relay - 3rd Place -Blake Meridith, Bobby Ruth, Zac Powell, Anthony Montez
4x 200 Relay - 2nd Place - Blake Meridith, Bobby Ruth, Zac Powell, Anthony Montez
4x 400 Relay - 1st Place - Blake Meridith, Bobby Ruth, Zac Powell, Anthony Montez
Long Jump - 1st Bobby Ruth , 3rd Benson Hodd, 6th Place - Archer Houston
Shot Put - 1st Place - Zac Powell, 2nd Place - Jackson Cook, 6th Place - Blake Meredith
Discus - 1st Place - Zac Powell, 2nd Place - Jackson Cook
Triple Jump- 4th Place - Benson Hodd 6th Archer Houston
Pole Vault- 1st Place - Archer Houston
2400- 1st Place - Sebastian Vazquez, 2nd Jackson Cook
8th grade boys
8th grade boys finished in 1st
100 Dash - 3rd Place - Josh Bailey 4th Place - Jack Xuereb, 5th Place - Hudson Chester
200 Dash- 3rd Place - JW Hester, 5th Place - Hudson Chester, 6th Place - Jack Xuereb
400 Dash- 2nd Place - Miguel Rocha , 4th Place - Marlon Gaveratte , 5th Place - Jack Xuereb , 6th Place - Landon Minjarez
800 Run- 1st Place - Miguel Rocha, 2nd Place - Mason Taylor, 4th Place - Jayden Box, 6th Place - Marlon Gavarrette
1600 - 2nd Place - Mikey Woodburn, 3rd Place - Xavier Johnson
2400- 2nd Place - Mason Taylor, 3rd Place - Mikey Woodburn
110 Hurdles- 1st Place -Mathew Purkey , 2nd Place - Adam Holt
300 Hurdles - 1st Place - Mathew Purkey , 2nd Place - Adam Holt 4th Place - Hudson Chester
4 x 100 Relay - 1st Place - Josh Bailey, Aidan Vasquez, Cullen Parker, River Burch
4x 200 Relay - 1st Place - River Burch , Cullen Parker, Josh Bailey, Aidan Vasquez
4x 400 Relay - 1st Place - Miguel Rocha, , Mathew Purkey, Aidan Vasquez, River Burch
Long Jump - 2nd- Matthew Purkey , 3rd Place - Cullen Parker
Shot Put - 6th Place - Greydon Burke
Discus- 3rd Place - Greydon Burke, 5th Place - JW Hester
Triple Jump- 2nd Place - Mathew Purkey, 4th Place - Josh Bailey
High Jump - 4th Place - Marlon Gavarrette, 6th Place - Cullen Parker
Pole Vault- 1st Aidan Vasquez, 2nd Place - Garrison Houston, 3rd Place -Miguel Rocha,
The 8th grade girls finished in 1st place out of 8 teams at the track meet with 217.5 points. Here are their highlights:
High Jump - Mia Kinslow - 2nd place
Allisen Shipp- 3rd place
Taylor McCowen-5th place
Long Jump - Mia Kinslow - 4th place
Pole Vault - Lilah Smith - 1st place
-Lily Coale- 2nd place
Triple jump- Marlie Hawkins- 5th place
2400 M Run -Scotia Horton-1st place
-Maddy Salazar-3rd place
- Lily Coale -4th place
1600 M Run- Scotia Horton- 1st place
-Maddy Salazar-4th place
-Josie Oatman - 6th place
4x100 relay – Taylor McCowen, Allisen Shipp, Carli Parker, Mia Kinslow - 1st place
800 Run - Kahlen Mathes - 1st place
Lilah Smith - 4th place
100 M Dash - Carli Parker - 3rd place
Milele McBride - 6th place
4x200 relay – Taylor McCowen, Allisen Shipp, Haley Wray, Mia Kinslow - 1st place
400M dash - Kalen Mathes - 1st place
Lilah Smith - 3rd place
300M hurdles – Ashlin Barker- 1st place
Haley Wray - 2nd place
Ania Saldana- 5th place
200M dash – Carli Parker - 6th place
4x400 relay - Lilah Smith, Ashlin Barker , Allisen Shipp , Kahlen Mathes - 1st place
The 7th grade girls also finished in 1st place out of 8 teams at the Comfort track meet with 196 points. Here are their highlights:
High Jump - Sydney Mosser - 2nd place
Piper Olsen - 3rd place
Abby Tristan-5th place
Long Jump - Sydney Mosser - 4th place
Laney Bently-5th place
Sophia Hankins-6th place
Triple Jump - Piper Olsen-2nd place
-Olivia Parra-3rd place
Sophia Hankins-4th place
Pole Vault - Abby Tristan - 1st place
Anya Alanis-2nd place
Discus - Eliana Helton - 1st place
Winter Callahan - 2nd place
Shot Put - Eliana Helton - 1st place
Audrey Ferguson - 5th place
2400 Run - Emily Viruette - 2nd place
Laila Burlew - 3rd place
Claire Everett - 6th place
4x100 relay –BeBe Inman, Lanee Arredondo,Eliana Helton, Abby Tristan - 1st place
800 Run - Piper Olsen - 3rd place
Melissa Soto - 4th place
100 hurdles - Piper Olsen - 1st place
Molly Roberts - 2nd place
Melissa Soto - 5th place
100 M Dash - Sabryna Holcomb - 3rd place
BeBe Inman - 4th place
Laney Bentley - 5th place
4x200 relay – Laney Bentley, Abby Tristan, Lanee Arredondo, BeBe Inman -1st place
400M dash - Ke’Auvia Cox - 2nd place
Sydney Mosser - 5th place
300M hurdles – Melissa Soto - 2nd
Molly Roberts - 4th place
Piper Olsen - 5th place
200M dash – Sabryna Holcomb - 1st place
Lanee Arredondo - 3rd place
Eliana Helton - 6th place
1600 Run - Emily Viruette - 4th place
Laila Burlew - 5th place
Claire Everett - 6th place
4x400 relay – Ke’Auvia Cox, Sydney Mosser, BeBe Inman, Abby Tristan - 1st place
Please talk to your students about properly caring for their iPad...here are a few simple solutions:
- Don't throw your backpack with the iPad in it.
- Be careful where you are charging it - make sure no can trip on the cord, or if they do, it doesn't fall.
- Don't put it on the edge of your desk.
We realize that accidents will happen, but we are asking for help in order to prevent as much as possible.
Student Registration Forms
IMPORTANT! PLEASE COMPLETE ANNUAL STUDENT REGISTRATION FORMS IN ASCENDER PARENT PORTAL!
If you have not done so, it is important that you complete the annual registration process ASAP. This must be completed each year because these forms provide us with important permissions and information that must be provided annually. Students without completed registration forms will begin to lose certain privileges until they are completed, so please take a moment to submit those forms in Ascender.
HOW DO I ACCESS PARENT PORTAL?
Todos los formularios de registro también están en español. Para continuar en español, hay un menú desplegable en la esquina superior derecha de la página de inicio de sesión para cambiar al español.
WHAT IF I HAVE A NEWLY ENROLLED STUDENT? WHAT IF DON'T SEE MY ENROLLED STUDENT IN ASCENDER PARENT PORTAL?
If you enrolled your student during summer enrollment, you must still complete annual registration forms. If you don't see your enrolled student when you log in, an Ascender Parent Portal ID is needed in order to link to your student and complete the annual registration forms.
Please email your campus registrar to receive your student's Ascender Parent Portal ID. Please note that there may be slight delays in answering requests during peak times, such as this, but we will get it to you as quickly as possible!
Once you receive your student's Ascender Parent Portal ID from the campus registrar, please log into Ascender Parent Portal, select "Link to Enrolled Student", and enter the Parent Portal ID and the student's date of birth.
WHAT IF I SEE MY STUDENT, BUT DON'T HAVE A "REGISTRATION" OPTION?
In order to complete forms or update data for a student, the email address you have listed in Ascender Parent Portal must match what we have in our system. If you can see your student, but can't update any information, those email addresses do not match. We recommend updating and verifying your email address in Ascender Parent Portal. If you need us to change your email address in our system, please email email@example.com and your campus registrar. You will be asked to provide your student's full name, date of birth, and grade level for verification purposes.
NEED OTHER HELP?
See the Quick Guide to Setting Up Ascender Parent Portal below for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please remember that cell phones are not allowed during school hours. Phones must be turned off and in their backpacks. If your child needs to contact you, they may come to the front office to use the office phone or bring their personal phone to the front office, where they are allowed to use it.
If you need to communicate with your child during the day, you can email your child on their ipads, using their school email - email@example.com
Remember that if you call the front office, we will be happy to deliver any messages to your child. Less disruption in the classrooms, the better!
News and Notes From The Office
Attendance & Nurse - Please email or contact the nurse if your child is home ill. Also, please make sure if your child calls you not feeling well, they must check in with the nurse before leaving due to COVID protocol.
Boys Athletics - If your son is in last period athletics and you need to pick them up, we ask that you pick them up BEFORE 3PM.
School Time - Please remember that we teach from "bell to bell" each day and when you pull your student(s) out early or they arrive late to school, they miss valuable class time. Thank you for understanding!
Here is the bell schedule...first bell starts at 8:00 AM!
Who Do I Contact?
If you have questions about registrations, contact:
Monica Kaiser @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedules? Counselor April Woodburn @ email@example.com
Bus? Transportation Director Lisa Gordon @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Logistical Questions? Secretary Sue Kunze @ email@example.com