Week of September 30, 2019

From the Principal's Office

Greetings Falcon Nation,

Congratulations to our volleyball teams! Yesterday both 7th and 8th-grade teams did an outstanding job! I am also very excited to showcase our growing Library lunch bunch and Social Gaming Club. Students are playing a variety of board and video games, building Lego houses, reading books, and hanging out with friends. It's great to see all of the options students have to socialize in a safe environment. Our GT Club is another opportunity for students to engage in enriching learning experiences. This year GT club has over 70 students involved! What a great way to enrich young minds outside of the classroom.

The Celebration of Spanish Language and Culture was on Wednesday night. Parents and students shared a meal and looked at the student work from students in our Spanish classes.

Students in Mrs. Greismer's Reading Escape Room elective course took to the trees- escaping the four walls and reading outside!

Dyslexia Texas Conference

5th Annual AISD Central Texas Dyslexia Conference. This conference is a free event for community members, parents, and educators. This year, the meeting is on Saturday, October 19th. Please visit for speaker information schedule, and registration.

School Changes 2019 Community Conversations

Please join Austin ISD for a series of School Changes 2019 Community Conversations. Meetings will be designed to gather community input on the School Changes preliminary scenario options. Each scenario is a starting point for conversations that will lead toward finalizing scenario recommendations this fall. The preliminary scenario options are a draft and not final.

Parents you are welcome to attend any of the sessions. You are also welcome to participate in districtwide meetings for a community conversation on all the scenario options. The following website has more information about community conversations:

Title I Information

On September 10th and 14th, two Title I information sessions were provided for any parent wanting more information about how the campus uses Title I funds to support students. The information from those meetings is attached. Information will also be shared at the Parent Coffee on October 4th from 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. in the Lively Library.

Six Weeks Exams

Six weeks' exams are administered each grading period for all subjects. The tests are used to assess what students have learned. All students will take six weeks' exams. Teachers will use information from tests to assist with re-teaching and making instructional decisions for the next grading period.

Please see the 2nd six weeks testing schedule below, so you are aware of the date for each exam. Please discuss with your child's teacher about re-do and correction opportunities for the six weeks' tests.

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Our next DOI day is October 11th and Secondary Staff Development is on October 14th. No school for students on October 11th or October 14th.

Hopefully, the heat will subside soon! Have a beautiful and relaxing weekend, and I'll see you on Monday!


Stacie Holiday

library corner

I am happy to report that there have been over 1,000 student visits to the library since school started! Please keep coming to our library!

Reminder to renew/return books! The first 6 weeks of school flew by and if your student checked out a book it is past time to return or renew. Thanks!

Amazon Wish List: Upon parent request, I am working on an Amazon list. It will be ready for next week’s newsletter.

Donations: Thanks to parents who sent games to share! We can always use more Uno cards and decks of cards, paper towels, and plastic cutlery (for Lunch Bunch). Other popular games include: Trouble, Connect 4, checkers, chess, and mancala. Used games are welcome - mismatched cards are perfect for building card houses!

  • Tuesday After School Library Club: Students relaxed, worked on homework, played games, and read books. Club is open until 5:15 pm so students can take the late bus home. Please come next week!

  • Lunch Bunch: Great turn out this past week! Students come to Lunch Bunch to play games, read books, and help out. Students are expected to clean up after themselves and follow the Falcon Creed: Safe, Responsible, and Respectful.

Mondays - A and B Lunch Bunch cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.

Service Hours Opportunities: Students who need service hours or like to volunteer are welcome to the library for service projects, including book displays, book reviews, and shelving and organizing. Please check in with Ms. Steckel before you need your service hours.

Hope to see you in the library soon!

Yvonne Steckel

Lively Middle School Librarian

Counselors corner

LASA will be introducing the possibilities available at their campus to our 8th graders interested in attending LASA next school year. LASA remains among the country’s top-ranked schools for educating the brightest minds, while fostering the next generation of citizens and leaders—thinkers and doers who are prepared to help strengthen their communities and build a better world.

If your student is interested in learning more they should register to attend our morning information session October 17th 7:45 to 8:30 am in the LIBRARY. We will have Adela Sifuentes on campus discussing the programs available at LASA and handing out applications to those students wishing to take that step.

Students should scan this using their AISD account to register for the LASA presentation October 17th . This QR code opens up a Google Form through Austin ISDs website to be completed by the student who wishes to attend the event. If you have questions please
call Mrs. Garcia – 8th grade counselor at Lively 512-414-3429 or by email:

Reminder book group will meet on October 2nd at 8:00 a.m. in the Lively Library. Any questions please contact Ms. Lamm, 6th Grade Counselor at 414-3427 or email

science club

6th Grade Science Club will be starting on October 3rd! Lively students will be taught by pre-service teachers from the University of Texas at Austin with hands on learning opportunities, that will enrich their learning being done in their science classes. Students will attend field trips to compete against other middle school students from around AISD, demonstrating their knowledge of the concepts! If your child is interested please fill out the permission slip and have your child return it to their science teacher or Ms. Olson in room 108.


Monday, September 30, 2019

6:00p-8:00- Football vs Kealing 7/8 @ House Park

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

1:30p-3:30p- Vision and Hearing Test(new students to AISD)

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

4:00p-5:00p- CAC Meeting

Thursday, October 3, 2019

6:00p-8:00p- 7A/7B Volleyball vs Kealing @ Lively

6:00p-8:00p- 8A/8B Volleyball vs Kealing @ Kealing

Friday, October 4, 2019

7:45a-8:00a- Falcon Pride Awards

8:15a-9:15a- Parent Coffee

Monday, October 7, 2019

Pride Week

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

6:00p-8:00p- Football vs Convington 7/8 @ Burger Annex

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

6:00p-8:00p- Girls Volleyball 7B/8B vs Bedicheck

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019

No School for Students