LVHS Pirate Bulletin
Flagship Friday Updates V.3.E.11
Upcoming Guest Speaker
Homecoming Dress Up Days!!!
The Geometry in Construction class cut their own triangles and found the centroids. Way to go Mr. Freeman!
Naomi Salinas places 4th in the HOT Art contest for High School students!
Basketball Order Forms are Here!! Get with Coach Jackson... Don't be left behind!!!
Proposed Whatcha Reading Wednesday
I would like to propose an idea. I have been collecting books that are being donated to "La Vega Reads". I would like to promote the giving of books with an opportunity to read them. Since 4th period is a much longer period, I was wondering if we can allow all teachers the opportunity to carve 10-15 minutes every Wednesday for students to read. ("Whatcha Reading Wednesday") The purpose is to provide time where students can enjoy reading. Students who read for fun are often stronger in the classroom in all subjects since they are building skills that most subjects rely on - skills like inferring, evaluating and retelling.
It might be good to promote it as a break from school..... SHOW time. "Silent Hiatus On Wednesdays". 10-15 minutes to set down your phone. Pick up a book, or a sketch pad or a sudoku and take a few minutes to de-stress, relax, unplug. Everyone can participate since the worst case scenario is they lay their head down for a few minutes. The important part is giving them a chance to unplug and reboot. (That is how we fix everything else! Unplug it and then plug it back in)
We can add an incentive piece - earn Pirate Points by telling a teacher or administrator about a book you read for fun, display your artwork on the wires in the 300 hall or complete a level 2 or 3 sudoku in one SHOW time.
We can draw names at the end of each month for prizes (chips? snacks?). If we just call it Pirate Points, we can also give them out for rewarding kids for random acts of doing good. (no referrals, improved attendance, helping someone, whatever...
I'd like to roll my cart of "La Vega Reads" books to the entrance of the cafeteria on the first Tuesday of the month during each lunch period. I don't want to commit to more than once a month because it eats into my MCL time. I am hoping that if my book supply dwindles, it will encourage more supporters to donate. It is also an opportunity to promote the books available in the library. I am also open to students running the cart.
Since I will be in Houston the first Tuesday in November, I am hoping to have the first book give-a-way on Tuesday, October 26. We could start the "Whatcha Reading Wednesday" or "SHOW time" 10/27 or 11/3. (or whenever we are ready to start it)
Can you please fill out any referrals for Angel Tree (Bellmead PD) for kids in need for Christmas:
The Police Department each year request names of children from the school counselors who the deem would greatly appreciate the gifts. We anonymously place angel ornaments on a Christmas tree in the department lobby. All wanting to participate and make donations are invited to select an angel and bring donated toys and other gifts. The officers will then deliver the gifts to the children (ages 16 or younger)
Crime Victims Liaison
Bellmead Police Department
701 Maxfield St.
Bellmead, TX 76705
The resource below is available to your student or your family if you have issues. Please use this resource or share with anyone who may benefit from the resource.
ICU and Saturday School
We had 15 students this Saturday!!! Keep inviting students to attend Saturday Tutorials.
Keep up the good work!!!
ICU is offered Monday-Thursday from 4:15-5:15 in the library. Saturday School is each week from 9am-12pm excluding Holiday weekends.
Vaccine Clinics Every Tuesday...Spread the word!!! Please remind students that they will receive a $25 Gift Card for vaccinating!!
Vision : To become a flagship high school in Central Texas.
Mission: The mission of LVHS is to become a flagship high school in this area by providing educational excellence for all students in an academically challenging, positive, and safe atmosphere.
Please use the google sheet below to record all of our successes for this upcoming year.
Support our Annual Education Foundation Fundraiser...It's Nacho Average Fundraiser!!!!
Ms. Watson for organizing Trunk or Treat!!!
Ms. Watson/Ms. Hyde for organizing our Homecoming Pep Rally!!!
Mr. Speer for leading the efforts to provide Halloween Decorations!!!
11/2 Girls Basketball Scrimmage vs. Cedar Ridge @ Cedar Ridge
11/2 Volleyball Playoff Game vs. Carthage @ Athens
11/3 Report Cards
11/5 Football vs. Waxahachie Life @ Waxahachie
11/6 SAT Testing @ LVHS
11/6 Girls Basketball vs. Burleson @ Burleson
11/6 Boys Basketball scrimmage vs. Temple @ Temple
11/6 Education Foundation Gala