LVMS Newsletter

November 11th, 2022 | Edition XIII

One More Week

I hope everyone enjoyed the short week - only one more full week until Thanksgiving vacation! We will be working hard this next week...please make sure to be at school and don't start your vacation early!

Have you heard of the Lago Vista ISD Education Foundation?

We have been around for many years and are a foundation that fundraises to give grants to educators in our district. Those grants fund equipment and supplies for students. Lago Vista ISD students are the direct beneficiaries of all of our efforts.

We are currently looking for community volunteers to help with our Giving Tuesday Campaign. You can learn more about how to help and who we are at our website, , or by emailing

When LVISD students thrive, our community does too!

Tutorial Schedule

We have started Math/ELA and Science Intervention during the Advisory period, so I wanted to share the schedule.

Math - Monday and Wednesday

ELA - Tuesday and Thursday

Science - Friday

If you're student needs help in a class, they will be able to go see their teacher on the days they are not teaching an Intervention class. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Password For Ascender?

Password - Did you forget your password for the Ascender Parent Portal? Instructions below on how to reset your password so you can go into your account and see your child(ren)'s grades and attendance. Any questions regarding Parent/Student Portals, please email
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Northlake Christmas Store

Parents - We are excited to be able to serve you! Please complete the form below to shop at our Northlake Christmas Store. The Christmas Store has a limited amount of children it can serve. It is a first-come, first-serve basis based on eligibility for the first 150 children that have been signed up.

For $15 per child you will receive approx. $175 of gifts:

  • (2) small gifts up to $25
  • (2) medium gifts between$26 -$ 50
  • (1) large gift at a value of $51 to $100

Due to limited availability, we highly encourage you to sign up as soon as possible. The deadline to register is Friday December 2nd.

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Peace Poster

Here are the Point Venture Lions Peace Poster winners for 2022. The theme this year is "Lead with Compassion." Working with Ms. White, art teacher at Lago Vista Middle School, students ages 11, 12, or 13 years old, were asked to complete a poster using the theme for their ideas. Our first place winner for this year is Avelen Rodriguez and she will be moving on to the district competition. Second place was awarded to Sadie Darling, third place to Luke Waker, and Levi Corona received an honorable mention award.

A special thanks to Ms. White, the students for their participation in the project and an additional thanks to our judges, Laurie Glass, Keith Jordan, Carolyn Bass, and Cindy Wheeler.

From left to right in the attached photo Laurie Glass, Levi Corona, Luke Walker, Kristen White, Avelen Rodriguez, Sadie Darling, Keith Jordan, and Carolyn Bass.

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Thank you to our Veterans!

Our 8th graders attended the annual LVHS Veterans Day ceremony on Friday, and it was an excellent tribute as always.

Thank you to our Veterans!!

Construction Update

We have desks AND they started moving dirt to make additional parking by the building.
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Who Do I Contact?

If you have registration, Enrollment and Ascender, or Parent and Student Portal questions, email Monica Kaiser -

Schedule Questions or does your student need support? Our counselor April Woodburn can help you!

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

Attendance questions? Contact Terri Harkins -

You can always email me or our Assistant Principal Kim Bentley for assistance - or

Meet Your Teachers!

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Mrs. Andrea Reedy-Patton

1) Where are you from originally?

My large family of 9 (including parents) are from a suburb outside of Chicago. Having 2 older brothers as part of our brood, I picked up on anything athletic very quickly (including wrestling 🙂 ), which led me to playing multiple sports up through high school. One sport in particular, springboard diving, opened doors into the University of Illinois, where I majored in Physical Education, of course!

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

After years exploring myself and the world around me in my 20’s, I hopped into a convertible like Thelma and Louise and headed west to New Mexico.New doors opened up wide, and it was here I found my husband, joined the world of Special Education at the University of New Mexico, reconnected to God, and got my first teaching job in a MS special education program. It was awesome!

3) Tell us about your family…

As an old saying goes, first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage! Bob and I got married on a boat in Jamaica and shortly thereafter had our 2 daughters. Caroline, a graduate in Music from Texas State, is 25 and an ES music teacher in Katy, TX. Samantha, our 23 year old, manages a venue downtown called ATX The Jungle.

4) What are your favorite hobbies?

I have come full circle and really enjoy cooking and trying our new recipes. I’m a jigsaw puzzle junky (last count I have over 75 in a closet) and love swinging on my back porch. looking out at the greenbelt and its habitants, and growing a wide variety of succulents.

Bob and I are homebodies, watching lots of football, serving and attending church, eating out at our favorite Sushi restaurants, and planning for our next cruise!

5) What is your favorite part about your job?

Building relationships with the students, watching them explore new things and grow, talking about life. I particularly enjoy making them laugh! We all have a gifting, I feel I have found mine.

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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