LVMS Newsletter

September 16, 2022 | Edition V

Fundraiser

We are about 60% to our final goal, and the fundraiser will close in ONE week. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far!


Fundraising is something that helps to fund student activities and give teachers additional resources to support students. Through our partnership with School Funding Group we are simply asking for a minimum $20 dollar donation, and for that donation, you will receive numerous discounts on brand names like Amazon, Home Depot, Nike and Oakley. These discounts can far outweigh the cost of your donation.


The proceeds of this fundraiser will help fund:

  • Teacher Training
  • Teacher Supplies
  • Student Incentives
  • Technology for the classroom
  • UIL and OAP Supplies
  • School Improvement

Here is the link to donate, and I truly appreciate your generosity!


https://schoolfundinggroup.com/donate/b1f6d683-cb09-4f26-85f6-13a99dca041e

iPad Coverage

Attention LVHS & LVMS Parents!


Did you sign up for the Lago Vista ISD Optional Accidental Damage & Theft Coverage for your student's device? Don't forget to pay for the coverage by October 1st! The cost is $50 for an individual student, $75 for households with multiple students.


Please visit https://www.myschoolbucks.com to pay for your student's coverage prior to October 1st.


Note: Students in grades PK-5 will not have self-managed devices this year, so coverage is only needed for students in grades 6-12.


If you have any questions, please contact our Technology Department at techhelp@lagovistaisd.net.

Emergency Contact Info

Parents - please check the emergency contacts you listed in the Parent Portal for your students. Please add all contacts: Dads, Moms, siblings, relatives, or friends that you would like to be able to pick up your child for an appointment or emergency.


If a person is not listed, we are unable to let them take a student from our campus.


If you have any questions or need help with that, please let me know.

Game Day Info!

Remember that all ticket sales are online for Volleyball and Football. Here's the link to buy tickets - https://www.lagovistaisd.net/page/dis.tickets


Also, please talk to your students about what they are allowed (and not allowed) to do while staying late for a game. We will supervise students at the game, but many times students will leave campus to run over to Sonic. Crossing 1431 is extremely dangerous, but it's not a decision that we can control.


So if you're student stays late to watch a game, have those conversations beforehand!


Also, pep rallies are back! Parents are allowed to come to the pep rallies, but please allow yourself extra time to check in through the front office.


If you have any questions, please let me know.

Important Dates Coming Up

A few things to put on your calendar coming up:


  • Friday, September 30th - School Dance (Principal Sounds in the house!) - Dance will be from 6:30 - 9:00. Tickets will be $5 dollars and will either be sold at the door or in advance next week. No, your students cannot stay at school until 6:30.
  • Wednesday, October 26th - PSAT for 8th Graders

News from the LV Booster Club

Did you know that the LV Viking Booster Club provides funds to every sport in the district? Throughout the year, football concessions represents our biggest fundraiser and the funds that are raised are used to provide athletic equipment for all sports. So we truly represent one club fundraising for all district sports. We are so happy to have the ability to support so many, but we need your help in order to continue funding these programs successfully. We need volunteers from every sport to sign up for concessions and other support functions by clicking on the links provided below. As a side note, we are now able to accept all credit cards and Apple Pay in concessions with our newly installed and easy to use point of sale system. We are excited and focused on creating a culture of volunteerism district wide and we can only be successful together!”


Please see the concession links for all football teams --

Volleyball Stops The Badgers


7B vs Lampasas 9/12

The 7B Lady Vikings won in two straight games against Lampases on Monday night. The first set the Lady Vikings won a close one with 22-25. They fought hard and came up on top. The second set they dominated against the Lampasas with a score of 25-13. Odaylys Guajardo and Mitzi Wright killed it on the serves for the games. Harper Phillips, Emma Blair, and Kylie Gerace had a great pass, set, hit. The team worked hard together and communicated great. Selah Moore, Rileigh Ramirez, Aleeza Sahibzada, and Braxton Brewer had solid passes. Others contributing to the win were Savannah Johnston and Sierra Gonzalez.


8B vs Lampasas 9/12


The 8B Lady Vikings had a tough loss against Lampasas Monday night. The Lady Vikings put up a tough fight but just couldn’t pull through. Sabryna Holcomb and Emily Viruette had some awesome digs and saved the team from several aces. Audrey Ferguson kept pushing the team and helped on the court where needed, coming off with a big hit against the Lady Badgers. Anna Heston, Avery Thompson, Kennedy McSkimming and Ke’Auvia Cox also made some plays to help out their team. We will be ready for Gateway on Monday!


7A vs. Lampasas 9/12


The 7A Lady Vikings won in two straight games against Lampasas on Monday evening. Scores were 25-9 in the first set and also 25-9 in the second set with the 7A team now sitting at 3-0 for the season. We had some great serves and passing is improving tremendously. Hoping we can get them to be more vocal on the court and lead with more confidence. Leading in serves were Kyrksen Cook and Ellie St. Martin. We had great passing and assists from Ada Weyant, Elah Francisco and Myah Marquez. They all had a great game with continued improvement! Also contributing to the team were Jolie Mosser, Emerson Burke, Eloise Thering, Brooklyn Marquez, and Ava Bailey. Next up … Gateway on Monday!


8A vs Lampasas 9/19

The 8A Viking Volleyball Team defeated Lampasas 25-20; 25-13 this past Monday evening to take their season record to 3-0 and 1-0 in District play. The combination of solid defensive positioning, overpowering serves, and a burgeoning offensive attack allowed the Lady Vikings to overcome spotty starts in both sets versus the Lady Badgers. The girls continue to improve and their confidence is growing as they develop their offensive attacks. Every member of the team made significant contributions in the match vs Lampasas. Highlights include Eliana Helton’s execution of a powerful jump serve for her first time this season as she continues to expand and develop her service game. As well as Sydney Mosser’s “Happy Go Get Em” (also known as a happy birthday ball, but the girls decided to call it something else) kill on an overpass gifted from the Badgers. Team members include Piper Olsen, Claire Everett, Molly Roberts, Lanee Arredondo, Abby Tristan, Sydney Mosser, Olivia Parra, Eliana Helton, and Ayva Ritter. The girls have a big match on the road next monday evening at Gateway Prep. Wish them luck as the girls hope to build on their season records.

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Cross Country Runs In Liberty Hill and Burnet

The Lago Vista Middle School Cross Country teams traveled to Liberty Hill on Saturday for our second meet of the season. Below are the results:


LVMS Girls Cross Country (combined 7th and 8th)

The girls competed against almost 200 runners on Saturday. They placed 3rd overall behind two 5A middle school teams. Our top 5 runners were Kurksen Cook - 13th overall, Emily Viruette, Jolie Mosser, Maia Joshua, and Molly Roberts. Also competing for our team was, Peyton Brown, Laila Burlew, Amelia Cook, Nova Cortez, Sadie Darling, Dhylan Johnson, Marilyn Kamenzind, Mileny Martinez, Kandice Richardson, Melissa Soto, Hannah Benitez, Peyton Byrd, Haleigh Carson, Sofia Garcia, Elle Head, Valerie Marin, Helen Munoz, Adriana Owen, Andrea Saavedra, Ellie St. Martin, and Ada Weyant.


LVMS Boys Cross Country (combined 7th and 8th)

The boys team competed against 14 teams and over 150 runners on Saturday. Sebastian Vaquez was our top runner placing 3rd overall with a time of 13:31. Also racing for our team was Jackson Cook, Westin Walker, Victor Plua, Jonas Larkin, Evan O’Brien, and Brody Stoner.



Our MS cross country teams also traveled to Burnet on Tuesday to compete in our 3rd race of the season. Below are the results:


7th grade girls earned 2nd place as a team behind Lake Travis. Jolie Mosser earned 5th place and Kyrksen Cook placed 7th. Completing the top 5 were, Maia Joshua, Selah Moore, and Peyton Byrd. Also competing were, Hannah Benitez, Sofia Garcia, Elle Head, GG Hidalgo, Hannah Koenning, Valerie Marin, Helen Munoz, Alexis Nichols, Adriana Owen, Andrea Saavedra, and Ellie St. Martin.

8th grade girls were 7 points from 3rd place. Emily Viruette, Molly Roberts, Melissa Soto, Laila Burlew, and Amelia Cook were our top 5 scorers. Also racing for the 8th grade were Peyton Brown, Sadie Darling, Dhylan Johnson, Marilyn Kamenzind, Kandice Richardson, and Taylor Teague.

7th boys - top racers were Brody Stoner, Evan O’Brien, and Jonas Larkin

8th boys - top racers were Sebastian Vasquez in 4th place, Westin Walker, Jackson Cook, and Victor Plua


Our next race is Thursday, Sept. 22 in Lampasas.

Spirit Week

We had a great Spirit Week this week with our first pep rally in three years, volleyball, cross country and our first home football game finished things up. Football highlights are coming soon, but here are some pictures from the week.
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A Message From Nurse Carmichael

With a new year back in gear, we wanted to update everyone on this year's Covid Protocol. Instead of students staying home for any single Covid symptom, we have differentiated the symptoms into milder and more serious ones. Please see the different symptom lists here. The number of restricted days has also changed from 10 days to 5 days of isolation.

We hope this helps clarify the process for everyone.
Please don't hesitate to call your nurse if you have questions.
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Want To Watch The Football Game But Can't Make It?

Coach Hill and I broadcast the Varsity Football games...watch them by following this link!


https://youtu.be/D1JYq93Xyes

Construction Update

We have doors, windows, tile and more! Construction on our new wing has taken some huge steps in the past two weeks.
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Who Do I Contact?

If you have registration questions, email Monica Kaiser - mkaiser@lagovistaisd.net


Schedule Questions? Our counselor April Woodburn can help you! awoodburn@lagovistaisd.net


General Questions? Sue Kunze, our campus secretary can find almost any answers for you. skunze@lagovistaisd.net


You can always email me or our Assistant Principal Kim Bentley for assistance - eholt@lagovistaisd.net or kbentley@lagovistaisd.net

Meet Your Teachers!

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Mrs. Trish Sosa

1) Where are you from originally?


I was born in Pennsylvania but moved to Texas in the Houston area when I was 3.

2) What led you to become a teacher and how long have you been teaching?


I have been drawn to education since the moment I stepped onto a college campus. I love learning and the process of collaborative learning.


3) Tell us about your family...


My family who live with me are my wonderful hubby JR and son Nick who is a Junior at LVHS. There are also four fabulous adult children who have kiddos of their own.

4) What are your favorite hobbies?


My hobbies include playing sports especially tennis, video games with my son, going to Point Venture Park with my hubby and puppies, and traveling.

5) What is your favorite part about your job?


My favorite part of my job are the students! I truly love my students and they brighten my day and fill my heart. A warm smile, a hug, or the aha moment a student gets when he/she finally gets a concept fills
me with such joy and reminds me that this is why teaching is my calling!

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Coach Eric Jackson


1) Where are you from originally?


I am originally from the mountains of Western North Carolina. I have lived in Texas over half my life and now consider myself a full blooded Texan.

2) What led you to become a teacher and how long have you been teaching?


On a whim, I volunteered to Coach a youth basketball team while in college and after that, I had no doubt that is what I was supposed to do. I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in December 1998 and have been teaching and coaching since then. This will be my 23rd year teaching and coaching.

3) Tell us about your family...


I have a lovely wife named Lisa who is not only an amazing wife, but also an amazing mother to our 3 boys. Lisa is the music director at our church and teaches music lessons as well. Our oldest son is named Cody Jackson. He is a senior at UTA and will be graduating with a
degree in marketing in the spring. Bryce Jackson is our middle son and has just started his business degree studies at Texas State University. Our youngest son is Brooks Jackson and is a sophomore at the High School. They all 3 were/are multi sport athletes. You may have recognized them wearing the family number "3"!

4) What are your favorite hobbies?


My favorite hobbies are working out, playing golf, and doing anything competitive with my boys!

5) What is your favorite part about your job?


My favorite part of my job is leading FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) on our campus. I feel very blessed to be able to work with the amazing young people in our community!

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Lago Vista Youth Basketball Wants To Hear From You!

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Your feedback matters. Our community is growing by leaps and bounds. To ensure that we can support our kiddos and growth -- we need to learn a little bit more about what's important to you as parents. Please help us out and FILL OUT OUR SURVEY.


Recreational play: For the player that is at the beginner level, or who has been playing for around 3 years or less. They are either new to the sport, have some experience playing in camps or at school. Players are focused on learning the fundamentals, developing proper skills, learning how to play on a team and having fun.


Competitive play: For the player who is established with the sport and have been playing for around 3-5 years. They have experience playing on teams in a league and/or tournament setting. They know team basics and fundamentals and are capable of playing at a quick competitive pace in a travel setting.



Lago Vista Youth Basketball 22 - 23 Parent Survey - Google Forms


Note: The results of the survey will be used to help structure our 2022-23 LV Youth Basketball season. All recommendations & changes to the LVYBB season will be the sole decision of the President and LVYBB board members using data, feedback from the community as well as availability of resources and volunteers.

Video Contest!

The Take Care of Texas Video Contest is a fun way for young people to learn about protecting the environment and come up with creative ways to share this knowledge with others!

Students create a 30-second video that shows positive ways to Take Care of Texas. Contest sponsor Waste Management of Texas, Inc. will award prizes to the creators of the best videos.

Contest opens September 12th!

Submit your entries here: https://takecareoftexas.org/.../take-care-texas-video...

#keeptexasbeautiful #TakeCareOfTexas

Bell Schedule - Updated!

Here is the updated bell schedule - remember that doors will not open until 8:10 and we are not able to provide supervision for your students before that time.


1st period: 8:40 - 9:32

2nd Period: 9:36 - 10:28

3rd Period: 10:32 - 11:24

4th Period: 11:28 - 12:22

Lunch/Advisory: 12:24 - 12:54

Lunch/Advisory: 12:58 - 1:28

5th Period: 1:32 - 2:24

6th Period: 2:28 - 3:20

7th Period: 3:24 - 4:15