LVMS Weekly Newsletter
Week of March 27th, 2017
CAPTURE THE MOMENT: WONDER, DISCOVERY, & EXPLORATION
Tuesday March 28th
Grade 7 - Writing
Grade 8 - Math
Wednesday March 29th
Grade 8 Reading
Thursday March 30th
Grade 7 - Math (Pre-AP only)
Friday March 31st
Jr. Eagle Relays - Goldthwaite HS - 3:30pm
Monday April 3rd
6th, 7th Reading Benchmark
8th Science Benchmark
Tuesday April 4th
6th Math Benchmark
8th Social Studies Benchmark
Wednesday April 5th
Algebra I Benchmark #2
Friday April 7th
District Track Meet at Johnson City H.S.
Friday April 14th
Attendance this week...
Remember: Students must be in attendance at least 90% of the days the class is taught in order to receive credit or a final grade in a class. We appreciate our parents' efforts in helping us minimize student absences and prepare our students for their futures!
Interim Principal Update: A Note From Mr. Tucker
I hope that you enjoyed your break. It was an opportunity for all of us to take a moment and reflect on how fortunate we are. It is precious time with your children, sometimes hard to find in this hectic life.
During the break, I was thinking about my dad. He's been gone a long time, but he and my mom are ever present in my thoughts. He and my mom provided so many life lessons. I wanted to share a couple of thoughts that have served me well as a husband, dad and principal.
Neither parent really spent time preaching to me or my little sister about how to live our lives, other than to regularly point out the importance of education. Rather, they simply lived a life of example. As noted by C.B. Kelland, "My father didn't tell me how to live, he lived, and let me watch him do it." The example was so much more powerful than words alone.
So, as I began parenting, it was important to follow the admonition of H.J. Brown, "Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you."
Best wishes for the remainder of the school year. As we know, it is a mad dash to the end. Hold on for the ride.
Student safety is our top priority and your observance of these procedures is greatly appreciatedI
Car riders are dropped off directly in front of Viking Hall.
- Please make sure your students stay in the car and are ready to quickly exit your vehicle only in front of Viking Hall.
- Also, pull forward in the line to keep our drop-off line running efficiently.
Car riders will wait to be picked up directly in front of Viking Hall.
Parents who are parked for pick-up in the baseball field parking lots on Bar-K must be waiting for immediate pickup at dismissal.
- To ensure their safety, students must proceed directly to this area using the doors that exit to the faculty parking lot behind the gymnasium.
- Students may cross at the crosswalk only when given clearance by the crossing guard.
- STUDENTS MAY NOT WAIT IN THE AREA BY THE CROSSWALK TO BE PICKED UP. They will be escorted to the pickup line.
At 4:15pm, any student who is still waiting to be picked up will be escorted to the front office for pick-up.
Student drop-off and pick-up has been running smoother since we got back from Spring Break - thank you parents for following the signs and helping to keep our students safe.
Welcome our Cheer Squad for 2017 - 2018
Lago Vista Middle School
LVMS Viking Parents - please take a moment to let us know how we are doing. Your input from the survey will help highlight areas where we are doing well and areas where we need improvements.
Lago Vista Middle School: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BQQMJBB
Surveys will be open for two weeks and will close at midnight on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.
Support our Education Foundation
Viking Parents - the Educational foundation supports our schools and students by awarding grants to Staff Members to purchase items that will enrich their classrooms and instruction.
In return, let us support them by liking the LVISDEF Facebook Page.
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Also, please consider supporting their June Fundraiser.
The LVISDEF Facebook June Jamboree Post:
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ESL parents host Noche Mexicana
Save the date.......
Our ESL parents have decided to host a district/community wide Noche Mexicana on Friday, April 28th from 6:00-8:00pm in the grassy area between the High School and the PAC.
Plans are to set it up like a fair or carnival with several different food booths, a craft booth for the kids, a Ballet Folklorico area, a pinata area, maybe a jumpy house.
Our next ESL parent meeting is in the MAC at 8:00 on April 5, and we'll use that meeting to finalize plans for our April 28 fiesta. Please feel free to join us...we're open to suggestions and other ideas!
Lago Vista Track Meet - Girls' Results
Lago Vista Track Meet
March 10, 2017
Our track teams hosted the 3rd annual Lago Vista Relays on Friday March 10th. Our teams competed against 3 other teams, including Blanco, Gateway, Lago Vista Gold, and Lago Vista Blue. Below you will find the highlights of the meet for the 8th and 7th grade girls’ track teams.
The Lago Vista Gold team WON with 337 points. Behind them was Blanco and Lago Vista Blue team. We are extremely proud of all of these young ladies who competed Friday night.
Lago Vista Gold Team:
Long Jump – Jade Press – 1st place
Heather Power – 2nd place
TC Cagle – 5th place
Triple Jump – Jade Press – 1st place
Emily Pieklik – 2nd place
Shot Put – Taylor Koett – 1st place
Josey Kannmacher – 4th place
Haylee Horn – 5th place
Discus – Haylee Horn – 1st place
Taylor Koett – 3rd place
Josey Kannmacher – 5th place
High Jump – Grace Coldicott – 1st place
Jade Press – 2nd place
Heather Power – 3rd place
Pole Vault – Esther Long – 1st place
Emma Eagle – 2nd place
Riliegh Oliver – 3rd place
2400M run – Esther Long – 1st place
Leah Coldicott – 2nd place
Katelyn Coldicott – 3rd place
4x100 relay – Heather Power, Haylee Horn, Emily Pieklik, Jade Press – 1st place
800 Run – Skylar Stefka – 1st place
Emma Eagle – 2nd place
Rileigh Oliver – 5th place
100 Hurdles – TC Cagle – 1st place
Mady Shepard – 4th place
Dakota Hutchins – 6th place
100M dash – Emily Pieklik – 1st place
Haylee Horn – 2nd place
4x200 relay – Heather Power, TC Cagle, Jade Press, Grace Coldicott – 1st
400M dash – Skylar Stefka – 1st place
Emily Pieklik – 2rd place
Emma Eagle – 3rd place
300M hurdles – Mady Shepard – 1st place
TC Cagle – 2nd place
Dakota Hutchins – 3rd place
200M dash – Heather Power – 1st place
Grace Coldicott – 2nd place
Skylar Stefka – 3rd place
1600M run – Riliegh Oliver – 1st place
Katelyn Coldicott – 3rd place
Leah Coldicott – 5th place
4x400 relay – Emily Pieklik, Emma Eagle, Skylar Stefka, Grace Coldicott – 1st place
Lago Vista Blue Team:
Triple Jump – Cali Navarro – 4th place
Kylie Cagle – 6th place
Shot Put – Aryana Wallace – 6th place
Discus – Dakota Hutchins – 6th place
2400M run – Hannah Wright – 6th place
4x100 relay – Cirsten Bonilla, Paige Stallcup, Cali Navarro, Aryana Wallace – 3rd place
100 Hurdles – Kylie Cagle – 2nd place
100M dash – Cirsten Bonilla – 6th place
4x200 relay – Kylie Cagle, Paige Stallcup, Cali Navarro, Aryana Wallace – 3rd place
300M hurdles – Kylie Cagle – 5th place
200M dash – Aryana Wallace – 6th place
1600M run – Hanna Wright – 6th place
4x400 relay – Kylie Cagle, Dakota Hutchins, Miya Voita, Cali Navarro – 3rd place
Lago Vista Track Meet - Boys' Results
The LVMS Track & Field teams competed at the Jr. Viking Relays on March 10, 2017. We had many great performances on the evening with the 7th grade boys GOLD team winning 1st place with 266pts. They outpaced the district competition of Blanco (139pts.) & Gateway (132 pts.). Our LV Blue team finished 4th.
2400M: Brennen Baker – 4th & Thomas Nowlin – 6th Blue
4x100M Relay: Scott Shepard, Jaden Hester,
Mikey D’Ambrose & Logan Parsons – 1st
800M: Nathaniel Deveze – 2nd, Gavin Hester – 5th & Jackson Carlton – 6th
110M HH: Ryder Phillips – 1st, Bryce Jackson – 2nd & Michael Thailing – 4th
Colby Croxton – 3rd Blue & Micah Brink – 5th Blue
100M: L. Parsons – 1st, Hayden Chapman – 3rd & Hayden Pham – 5th
Jimmy Williams – 6th Blue
4x200M Relay: Shepard, D’Ambrose, J. Hester & Parsons – 1st
Derrick Minor, Hayden Hardy, Williams & Croxton – 4th Blue
400M: Austin Giehl – 1st, Pham – 2nd & G. Hester – 4th
300M H: Thailing – 2nd, Jackson – 3rd & Phillips – 4th
Brink – 5th Blue
200M: Shepard – 2nd, Pham – 3rd & Chapman – 4th
1600M: Deveze – 2nd & Dalton Ditto – 5th
4x400M Relay: Shepard, Giehl, G. Hester & Parsons – 2nd
High Jump: Chapman – 2nd, Giehl – 3rd & Nowlin – 6th Blue
Pole Vault: Phillips – 2nd, Ditto – 4th & Christian Beall – 5th Blue
Long Jump: Shepard – 1st, Parsons – 2nd & D’Ambrose – 4th
Triple Jump: D’Ambrose – 2nd, Pham – 3rd & G. Hester – 6th
Brink – 5th Blue
Shot Put: Nathan McKee – 3rd, Patrick Celcer – 4th & Dax Lawhon – 6th Blue
Discus: McKee – 1st, Celcer – 2nd, & Joesph Botik – 3rd Blue
The Viking 8th grade Track & Field teams performed extremely well outscoring the district opponents by pts. The GOLD team scored pts. for 1st place and the BLUE team scored pts.
2400M: Reese Whitelaw – 1st, John Berentsen – 3rd & Jacob Rogers – 6th Blue
4x100M Relay: Noah Yetley, Blaze Seely, Noah Hernandez & Layne Powers – 1st
Trace Sweet, Rhett Kahlden, Josh Alexander & A. Hernandez – 2nd Blue
800M: Lucas Lawless – 1st
110M HH: Rhett Kahlden – 1st, Alex Holt – 2nd,
Trace Sweet – 3rd, & Dylan McCrory – 6th
100M: Powers – 2nd & Alexander – 6th
4x200M Relay: A. Hernandez, Bryce Erickson, Seely & Powers – 1st
Kahlden, Alexander, Yetley & N. Hernandez – 3rd Blue
400M: A. Hernandez – 3rd & N. Hernandez – 4th
300M H: Kahlden – 1st, Holt – 2nd, Sweet – 3rd & McCrory – 6th
200M: Seely – 4th & Erickson – 5th
1600M: Lawless – 1st, Whitelaw – 5th & Berentsen – 6th
4x400M Relay: A. Hernandez, Yetley, N. Hernandez & Powers – 1st
High Jump: Hunter Phillips – 2nd, Holt – 3rd & Lawless – 4th
Pole Vault: A. Hernandez – 2nd, Phillips – 3rd & Whitelaw – 5th
Long Jump: Powers – 2nd, Seely – 4th & N. Hernandez – 6th
Triple Jump: Yetley – 3rd & Sweet – 6th
Shot Put: Powers – 1st, Erickson – 2nd & Aaron Martinez – 3rd
Discus: Alexander – 1st, Martinez – 2nd, AJ Velazquez – 4th & Dillon Amstutz – 5th
The next track & field meet for the Lago Vista Vikings will be on Friday, March 31st in Goldthwaite, TX.
Check out our hurdlers from the Jarrell Meet
Reminder from the Registrar
Did you know that you can go into your TxConnect account and update your information? You can add phone numbers, add new contacts, delete old contacts, etc. This helps the district have all the correct information in case of emergency and to get all communication to you in the most efficient way..
Please take some time to go into your account and do some Spring cleaning!
After logging into your account - under your child's name you will see a box -
- View/Edit Forms - click on box
- Click on Registration
- Click on each form to make any changes.
- Remember to Submit Data with Electronic Signature to save changes.
Thank you for helping us keep up-to-date on our students!
You Can Do It Food Drive
Student Council is sponsoring a canned food drive to help feed those less fortunate. The, “You Can Do It” canned food drive will last until Friday, April 7th! There will be a contest between all of the students’ 3rd Period Classes. The 3rd Period class with the most cans by the end of the drive will win a class pizza party! When you are grocery shopping over spring break, don’t forget to buy a few cans of food to help those less fortunate than you and help your child win a pizza party for their 3rd Period Class!
Order Your LVMS Yearbook Online Today!
The LVMS Yearbook is now on sale for $45.00. The staff has been working to bring Lago Vista Middle School a wonderful yearbook and you don't want to miss out. Click below to buy your yearbook online:
Enter Code: 18995
The deadline to order your 2016-2017 LVMS Yearbook is April 15th, so order yours today!
EVERY WEDNESDAY IN LVISD IS COLLEGE DAY! BE SURE TO SPORT YOUR FAVORITE COLLEGE'S GEAR!
STAAR SUCCESS TIPS
--Be well rested. Go to bed early. Get 8 – 10 hours of sleep
--Eat Breakfast. It is fuel for your brain.
--Be to school on time to start the test with your classmates.
--Be comfortable. Dress in layers in case it is warm or cold.
--Relax, read, and follow the directions
--Take your time, have confidence and relax.
--Don’t worry about others finishing before you. Don’t rush.
--Your teachers have prepared you for the test! YOU ARE READY!!
Get Your Viking Gear Here!
Stay Connected With These Parent Resources
Parents are valued partners and we believe that successful learning is best achieved through collaborative partnerships with parents and families. Our Parent Connection page is a one stop shop of resources for parents in LVISD. Click here to check it out!
Stay Connected with ParentLink by Blackboard
Lago Vista ISD uses the ParentLink communication system from Blackboard to assist in alerting parents, families, and employees of important information, such as school closures. ParentLink communicates via telephone, SMS text message, email and push notifications from the ParentLink app. Be sure to add a filter to your inbox so that emails containing the word “Blackboard” are not delivered to Spam. Download the FREE ParentLink app from the iTunes app store or on Google Play.
LVISD Publications and Forms
The District has a one-stop shop for all District publications and forms, including course catalogs, student handbooks, grading guidelines, and special programs information...and we are continuing to build this resource as documents and handbooks become available. Our "Publications and Forms" page is located under the "Parents and Students" tab, as well as on the "Quicklinks" menu on the right side of our homepage. Here is a link to the Publications and Forms page.
Make Sure You Know About StayALERT (...and Talk About it With Your Kiddos!)
Lago Vista ISD uses StayALERT to help keep our schools safe. StayALERT is a bilingual, confidential website, e-mail, phone and texting avenue for students, teachers, staff, parents and community members to be able to confidentially report unsafe behaviors, suspicious activities, bullying, acts of violence, harassment, and a host of other potential disruptors to school safety.
Users may anonymously report concerns 24-7-365 via the StayALERT website, an e-mail, a phone call to a recorded and monitored line, or via a text message from a cell phone. Photos and video clips pertaining to the StayALERT report may be included. No special app required! Reportable information will be forwarded in a timely manner to a pre-designated school official for review.
To make a report, use one of the methods below:
Call or Text: (206) 406-6485