LVMS Weekly Newsletter

Week of March 27th, 2017

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CAPTURE THE MOMENT: WONDER, DISCOVERY, & EXPLORATION

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday March 28th

STAAR Testing

Grade 7 - Writing

Grade 8 - Math


Wednesday March 29th

STAAR Testing

Grade 8 Reading


Thursday March 30th

STAAR Testing

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

Staff/Student Holiday

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Attendance this week...

Our goal is 98% attendance and our attendance was 95% 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!

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Interim Principal Update: A Note From Mr. Tucker

Dear Viking Parents,


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.


ct

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Safety Alert

Student safety is our top priority and your observance of these procedures is greatly appreciatedI


DROP-OFF

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.


PICK-UP

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.

ct

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Welcome our Cheer Squad for 2017 - 2018

2017-2018

Lago Vista Middle School

Cheerleaders



Trinity Bandow

Brooke Bradberry

Gina Chippaone

Pauline D’Ogny

Bella Dreibrodt

Kamryn Fogel

Sam Hiebert

Jasmine Huff

Abby Jackson

Saydie Kassell

Katarina Leza

Morgan Moreland

Ashley Purkey

Avery Rague

Delaney Reighley

Nevaeh Smith

Peyton Stoner

Beth Syer

Olivia Vincent

Cali Wright

Madisyn Wright

Sofia Xuereb

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Parent Survey


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.

Thank you



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.

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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.


LVISDEF Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/LVISDEF/


Also, please consider supporting their June Fundraiser.


The LVISDEF Facebook June Jamboree Post:

https://www.facebook.com/events/404449596595753/


To purchase tickets:

https://LVISDEFJuneJamboree2017.eventbrite.com

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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!

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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

More pictures from the Jarrell Meet to follow next week.
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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.

All done!


Thank you for helping us keep up-to-date on our students!

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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!

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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:


https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/


Enter Code: 18995


The deadline to order your 2016-2017 LVMS Yearbook is April 15th, so order yours today!

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EVERY WEDNESDAY IN LVISD IS COLLEGE DAY! BE SURE TO SPORT YOUR FAVORITE COLLEGE'S GEAR!

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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!!

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Get Your Viking Gear Here!

Want to show your Viking Spirit? Loving our new logos? Sounds like you need to check out our official store! Click here to buy your favorite Viking some snazzy threads and gear!

Stay Connected With These Parent Resources

Parent Connection

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.

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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:


Website:
stayalert.info

Call or Text: (206) 406-6485

Email: report@stayalert.info

Lago Vista Middle School

Mission Statement: Lago Vista Middle School will provide a positive and supportive environment, which builds self-confidence, develops responsibility, and assists each student in becoming a successful life-long learner.