Lago Vista High School News!
A newsletter for the parents, students, and staff of LVHS!
September 16, 2016
What's been happening?
V-ball team 1-1 in district!
Good luck tonight at Florence!
Brandon working on his sales logo!
How do velocity and distance affect the graph?
Physics students are figuring it out.
Filming objects in motion.
Pruitt's AVP students are putting their knowledge to work.
Students had opportunities to sign up to join over 20 different clubs and UIL activities!
90's pep rally!
The freshmen students won the class competition by showing the most spirit.
College Prep English comparing college and high school.
Our red ticket winner of the week!
Congrats to Lillian!
Black out the hornets!
Our students dressed in all black to show their Viking pride!
Viking Fans, hard to believe Homecoming is NEXT week!
We have had several fans request it, so we are going to pre-sale tickets for all home games for Varsity football. Hopefully, we can cut down on the lines at the stadium and everyone can get in, get seated, and get loud!
You can purchase football tickets before game night for all the varsity home football games. The prices remain the same at the gate, but you will be able to enter the stadium without standing in line. All district pass holders, senior pass holders, and ticket holders may enter at the PASS table.
Pre-sale tickets will be sold in the administration office M-Th 8am-4pm and on game day Friday until noon.
$5 for Adults
$3 for Students
Student attendance from 9/2/2016 - 9/15/2016 was 96.5%. Woohoo!
homecoming theme days!
Monday - Squad or Twin Day (dress the same as your friends)
Tuesday - Hippie Day (70's day)
Wednesday - Switch it Up Day (don't dress like your usual self)
Thursday - USA Day (dress in red, white, and blue)
Friday - Blue Out (dress in all blue)
Dress code rules still apply - except for hats that meet the theme.
LVHS Random Drug testing - Not just for students in uil!
Read the entire policy here: http://www.lagovistaisd.net/default.aspx?name=Publications
Add your student to the random pool by contacting Mr. Walker at email@example.com.
1. Get to class on time.
2. Vehicle better have a parking pass.
3. Slow down in the parking lot, this isn’t a Nascar track.
4. Be nice to each other.
5. That is all.
Calling all ANW's!
Information from our counselor, Mrs. Sneed!
You still have time to sign up for the ACT test that we will be administering here at LVHS on September 24th (yes, that's a Saturday). Bring your $54.50 to the guidance office, to Mrs. Becker, or to Mrs. Chapman. We will add your name to the list and give you some prep material.
If you haven't started your application on ApplyTexas yet, get started this weekend. It takes a little while to complete. Most college deadlines are December 1st, but you need to set November 1st, or before, as your target to get all of your information in.
If you need a transcript sent to one of the colleges, please use the request form. You can find the link on the LVHS website under Counselor Corner or we have copies in the guidance office.
Next, let's talk about recommendation letters. Check with the colleges you're interested in to see how many they are requiring. Fill out the Brag Sheet (you can find it under the Counselor Corner tab/Recommendations) and give it to those people that know your character and work ethic to assist them in writing your letter.
Juniors, Sophomores, & Freshmen . . . I haven't forgotten you! I appreciate you filling out the Request to See Counselor forms and the many emails. I plan to be back in the cafeteria during lunches to answer your questions very soon.
Parent Training on Canvas!
Referrals for Fall G/T Screening are Due October 3rd!
Please return referral forms to the front office by Monday, October 3rd. There is a separate screening process for kindergarten, so referrals are not needed for students who are current in kindergarten. For more information, please visit http://www.lagovistaisd.net/default.aspx?name=curr.ins_GT.
Lago Vista High School will take part in this year’s Lovin’ School Spirit Hashtag Contest for the chance to win $10,000! We encourage students, faculty, staff and alumni to tweet their school spirit for Lago Vista High School from September 1, 2016 at 8 a.m. to November 13, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.!
All you have to do is tweet #LovinSchoolSpiritContest along with:
ADDITIONALLY - One tweeter will be selected to receive $500!
AND - 100 BONUS TWEETS will be awarded to each High School whose Band posts a video of the band members performing the McDonald's Jingle (the last nine notes) along with the school's hashtag, #LovinSchoolSpiritContest and @McD_Austin.
PLEASE - Limit ONE Tweet per person per day. Retweets do NOT count*
For more information, please visit www.lovinschoolspirit.com.
important attendance information!
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 summoned to appear in truancy court.
Our campus goal is to reach 96% attendance each day. If a student is at school at 10:15 am, 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 10:15 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!
To whom should I talk about...
Registration, Transcripts: Our registrar, Tyra_Becker@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5503
Student Emotional Support, College Readiness, Student Schedules: Our counselor, Sherri_Sneed@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5504