Mission Maximize!

LVJHS Weekly Bulletin 1/29/2016

Dear LVJHS Family,

This has been an incredible week! Our campus administrative team attended training for the new teacher evaluation system that will be used next year. This new system will utilize teacher goal setting and much more coaching than our current evaluation process. Eleanor Roosevelt once stated: "With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." It is important that all of us continue to grow and refine our focus and skill sets as educators so we can make the biggest possible impact on student learning and achievement. Our new evaluation system gives us new opportunities in this area.


Thank you to ALL of the LVJHS Staff for making sure last week went well, and a special thank you to Mrs. Spencer and Mrs. Hanselka for helping to "hold down the fort" in the absence of our administrative team.


Thank you all for making LVJHS a great place for students!



Anthony Kosub

Principal

La Vernia Junior High School

Lead4ward Instructional Strategies

Please check out Lead4ward.com to check out some powerful learning tools. Visit the link below to see some awesome instructional strategies in the STAAR4ward section in the Lead4ward website. Use "learn2lead" in the password area.

Memory Pegs

Please check out the memory pegs link to learn how to increase student retention through the use of movement and association. This will This was modeled by Mr. Kosub at one of our recent faculty meetings.

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Staff Spotlight: Jacqueline Hill

We are proud to announce Mrs. Hill as our spotlight staff member for the week! Mrs. Hill is an exceptional leader on our campus. She genuinely shares guidance, support, and direction to every member on our Team! Her positive disposition and glowing smile is always appreciated by students and staff--contributing to an excellent campus culture! Mrs. Hill is a master teacher that demonstrates deep content knowledge of her subject, and she creates a learning environment that helps every student reach their fullest potential. We are very excited to recognize Mrs. Hill as our staff spotlight teacher of the week!

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Fundamental Five Focus...

The idea of using small, group, purposeful talk is rooted in the earliest of educational traditions dating back to the Socratic Method. Allowing students to use the academic vocabulary within small group discussions with their peers about academic topics is essential to getting the deep comprehension that we as educators strive to reach. Only through these academic conversations can students begin to reach other the upper levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy consistently.

Mrs. Glasgow's US History Students Make Maps!

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Third Nine Weeks at a Glance

JAN. 19, 2016: Beginning of Semester and Third 9 Week Grading Period

JAN. 21, 2016: SCIENCE FAIR (6TH GRADE)

JAN.21, 2016: LVJHS BB GAME VS CUERO HOME: BOYS AWAY: GIRLS 5:00PM/6:00PM

JAN. 23, 2016: LVJHS BOYS SOCCER VS CONNELL HOME 11:00AM/12:00PM

JAN. 26, 2016: PTO MEETING @ 9:00 AM

JAN. 28, 2016: LVJHS BB VS WIMBERLEY HOME: BOYS AWAY: GIRLS 5:00PM/6:00PM

JAN. 30, 2016: LVJHS BOYS SOCCER VS ROGERS AWAY 11:00AM/12:00PM

FEB. 1, 2016: SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

FEB. 4, 2016: LVJHS BB VS CANYON LAKE HOME: GIRLS AWAY: BOYS 5:00PM/6:00PM

FEB. 6, 2016: SATURDAY SUPPORT SESSION 5

FEB. 8, 2016: LVJHS BB VS GONZALES HOME: BOYS AWAY: GIRLS 5:00PM/6:00PM

FEB. 9, 2016: 6TH GRADE MATH STAAR

FEB. 9, 2016: 8th GRADE MATH BENCHMARK

FEB. 10, 2016: 8TH GRADE READING BENCHMARK

FEB. 10, 2016: Three Week Progress Report Issued

FEB. 13, 2016: LVJHS BOYS SOCCER VS KING HOME 11:00AM/12:00PM

FEB. 20, 2016: LVJHS BOYS SOCCER VS WHEATLEY HOME 11:00AM/12:00PM

FEB. 25, 2016: 8TH GRADE ALGEBRA BENCHMARK

FEB. 27, 2016: SATURDAY SUPPORT SESSION 6

FEB. 29, 2016: 8TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES BENCHMARK

MAR. 1, 2016: 8TH SCIENCE BENCHMARK

MAR. 2, 2016: Three Week Progress Report Issued

MAR. 4, 2016: LA VERNIA LIVE STOCK SHOW

MAR. 5, 2016: SATURDAY SUPPORT SESSION 7

MAR. 7, 2016: 6TH MATH BENCHMARK

MAR. 7, 2016: 7TH MATH BENCHMARK

MAR. 7-10, 2016: CHEER TRYOUT PRACTICE

MAR. 8, 2016: 6TH READING BENCHMARK

MAR. 8, 2016: 7TH READING BENCHMARK

MAR. 11, 2016: CHEERLEADER TRYOUTS

MAR. 14-18, 2016: SPRING BREAK!

MAR. 25, 2016: EASTER BREAK!

LVJHS: What an Awesome Group of People!

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