LVMS Newsletter

Excellence In All We Do - Week VI

Check Your Grades!

I spoke about this with the students in the cafeteria, but the 6 weeks is ending before we know it. If a student is failing a class at the end of the six weeks - September 24 - they will lose eligibility for UIL sports!


Please make sure your student is checking their grades regularly and staying on top of their business. If they have questions or concerns, help them write an email to their teacher asking for their help.

Picture Day - You Can Still Order!

Picture Day was Tuesday, but if you'd still like to order, you can follow this link:


https://www.phototexasphotography.com/orderingschoolpictures


Retake Day will be November 2nd.

Fundraiser - Closing On Monday

I appreciate everyone's generosity so far! This fundraiser is only going to be open for a few more days, so if you'd like to donate, we would appreciate it greatly!


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As a principal, I like to say "Yes" to my teachers whenever they need something. Last year, I wasn't really able to do many fundraisers, so my account is a little low. Here is our simple fundraiser - I am asking for donations of $20 dollars or more, and that will get you discounts to many different places(Amazon is one of them!).


Please check out this link and donate if you are able -


https://schoolfundinggroup.com/donate/1a78e607-1a92-4bff-87f3-9ffa96efd714


Donations help fund:



  • Culinary Arts

  • Teacher Training

  • Teacher Supplies

  • Student Incentives

  • Technology for the classroom

  • UIL and OAP Supplies

  • School Improvement

News and Notes From The Office

Attendance & Nurse - Please email or contact the nurse if your child is home ill. Also, please make sure if your child calls you not feeling well, they must check in with the nurse before leaving due to COVID protocol.

terri_harkins@lagovista.txed.net

Ext. 2505


Boys Athletics - If your son is in last period athletics and you need to pick them up, we ask that you pick them up BEFORE 3PM.


School Time - Please remember that we teach from "bell to bell" each day and when you pull your student(s) out early or they arrive late to school, they miss valuable class time. Thank you for understanding!


LV Stickers - Show your LV pride! Stickers are available in the MS front office with Monica for $5 each. Each sale supports the LVISD Booster Club!

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iPads

iPads were handed out this week - if you'd like to purchase optional coverage, use the link below. Don't forget October 1st is the deadline to purchase.


iPad coverage - https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/prdembd?ref=ZZHNP3KO0U04OTR_ZZ4UQPVENSLPRYB

Here is the bell schedule...first bell starts at 8:00 AM!

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Drop Off/Pick Up in the Morning

Drop off and pick up in the morning and afternoons have been really smooth(especially for the first days!). A few reminders -


- In the morning, drop off is between 7:35 - 8:00. 6th, 7th and 8th grade can be dropped off either in the front of the school or behind the school. If your student needs breakfast, they can be dropped off by the cafeteria.


- Important note - we cannot guarantee supervision before 7:30.


- If you would like to park and have your student walk to you, park across the street by the baseball fields.


- 6th Grade Pick Up after school is in the front of the school. 7th and 8th grade pick up is in the back of the school.


- For a video tutorial, please take a look at this: https://youtu.be/mEksrCuDJ8o

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XC Runs The Green Mile

Our cross country teams traveled to Burnet on Wednesday, September 15th. Below are the results for each team. Our next race is our home meet on Saturday, September 25th.


Our 8th grade boys competed against 8 teams and a total of 76 runners. Placing in the top 20 were Miguel Rocha in 3rd and River Burch in 4th place. Also competing with the 8th grade boys team were Tre Haywood, Max Sheen, Mason Taylor, and Mikey Woodburn.

Our 8th grade girls competed against 7 teams and 56 total runners. Placing in the top 20 were Scotia Horton in 11th place and Maddy Salazar in 19th. Also racing with the 8th grade girls team were Isabella Luna, Kahlen Mathes, Sarah Esquivel, Addison Adams, and Carli Parker.

Our 7th grade boys team competed against 8 teams and a total of 78 runners. Placing in the top 20 were Jackson Cook in 13th place and Sebastian Vazquez. Also competing for the 7th grade boys were Fletcher Matheson, Marek Michetich, Lukas Wendl, and Weston Walker.

Our 7th grade girls competed against 7 teams and 68 runners. Placing in the top 20 were Emily Viruette in 15th place and Molly Roberts in 17th place. Also racing for the 7th grade girls team was Anya Alanis, Laney Bentley, Hannah Barley, Madison Williams, Maya Nieves, Melissa Soto, and Marilyn Kamenzind.

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Volleyball Faces Off Against Ingram

8 Gold: vs Comfort 9/13


The Lady Vikings ventured down to Comfort this past Monday evening aspiring to get back into the win column after a couple tough matches. The first set of their match proved to be quite a thriller as the Lady Vikings fended off a late rally by the Deer as Comfort came back from 3 set points down to tie it up. With the 1st set all tied, bits of nervousness ensued as both sides combined to lose the next four consecutive service points. That’s when Mia Kinslow decided she’d had enough smashing her serve which proved too hot to handle for the Deer enabling the Lady Vikings to finally prevail 28-26 in the first set. The second set would see the Lady Vikings assert their will on the match seizing on their momentum won in the first set. The girls would run away and leave the Deer in their wake early in the 2nd set using a steady service game, timely hitting, and outstanding defensive coverage cruising to victory with a resounding score of 25-14. The result allowed the girls to notch their second win of the season.


It was a complete team effort as everyone contributed to the winning effort. Outstanding performances were had by Marlie Hawkins, and Makenzie Koska who were rock solid from behind the service line allowing the Vikings to go on multiple point runs. Haley Wray’s floor coverage was awesome as she was everywhere covering tips, digging balls out of the corner and hitting the ball at the net.


The Lady Vikings are aiming for their first home win of the season this next Monday evening as they take on Bandera. Come on out and support these young ladies as their confidence continues to climb.


7th Gold: vs Comfort 9/13


The Lady Vikings traveled down to Comfort this past Monday evening with the hopes of extending their season long winning streak. What they encountered was a strong Comfort squad featuring a tenacious defense and strong service game that would result in the Lady Vikings dropping their first set of the year 14 - 25 to a commanding performance from the Deer.

Despite their slow start to the match the Lady Vikings showed their moxy and answered right back winning a tight second set 25 - 21. The girls were able to keep the Deer at arms length in the set with timely serves, sturdy attacking, and a hustling defensive effort. With the match tied at one set a piece, the Lady Vikings got off to a rocky start once again in the decisive third set as the Deer bounded out to an early lead 8-3 behind a strong service game forcing an early timeout from the Vikings. As it would turn out, it would be the only timeout the Lady Vikings would need as the girls would rally together and rise to the occasion playing some of their best volleyball of the season. The girls would win one clutch point after another finally skinning the Deer 25-22 winning a thrilling match. Outstanding efforts were had by all the girls including staunch performances from Eliana Helton from the service line, Abi Tristan and Sydney Mosser with their net play, and Claire Everett as a setter.


The win extends the Lady Vikings winning streak to 4 as they continue their excellent start to the season. Come on out and support the Lady Vikings as the girls strive to build their winning streak to 5 when they host Bandera Monday evening.

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Football Doesn't Give Up Any Scores - Wins 3 Games

LVMS football faced Academy this week at home.
The super team lost a close game to the bees. Mason Knuckles, Ryan Duty and Teague Ridgeway were the players of the game.


The 7th grade team defeated Academy 12-0. Bobby Ruth scored both touchdowns in the game. Bobby had a 48 yard punt return for the first TD of the game. He then scored his 2nd touchdown in the 2nd quarter on a 28 yard touch run. Other outstanding players in the game include Benson Hodd and Colby Canales. This win improves the Vikings record to 2-0.


The 8th grade team lost this week to Academy. Tripp Henderson and Cullen Parker both played well in the defeat.


The Viking will go on the road to face LaGrange next week.

Covid Questions...

Q: How will I know if my student has been exposed?

A: If your student is determined to be a close contact of a student who has tested positive for COVID, you will be personally notified. If your child is in the same grade level as a student who has tested positive, you will receive an email.


Q: Are masks required?

A: LVISD does not require students, parents, teachers, staff members or visitors to wear masks or face coverings while on district premises. However, the wearing of face masks is allowed and is highly encouraged.


Q: Can I choose for my child to do at-home/remote learning this year?

A: The state has not provided for a funded remote instruction option this school year. Students not at school will be under normal attendance requirements. Exceptions to this are students who are isolated because of a positive COVID result or who are quarantined due to being a COVID close contact.

Who Do I Contact?

We try to be excellent problem solvers here at LVMS, so if you have questions, let us help!


If you have questions about registrations, contact:

Monica Kaiser @ monica_kaiser@lagovista.txed.net

Schedules? Counselor April Woodburn @ april_woodburn@lagovista.txed.net

Bus? Transportation Director Lisa Gordon @ lisa_gordon@lagovista.txed.net

Logistical Questions? Secretary Sue Kunze @ sue_kunze@lagovista.txed.net


You can contact myself(eric_holt@lagovista.txed.net) or our Assistant Principal Kim Bentley (kim_bentley@lagovista.txed.net) with any questions you need help with as well.