LVHS Newsletter

Excellence In All We Do.

September 29, 2023

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LVHS students show spirit by dressing tropical to support volleyball!

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Culinary students wow the office with their ramen dish

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Good Luck, Tennis!

Team Tennis won their first playoff match against Salado! Next Tuesday, they will travel to play Marble Falls for the District Championship. Lago is seeded 1st and Marble is seeded 2nd going into the playoffs.
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Voter Approval Tax Rate Election

The Lago Vista ISD Board of Trustees approved a resolution calling for a November Voter Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE) to generate additional revenue for salary increases and safety and security measures. This resolution follows months of deliberation by the Board of Trustees and the approval of the 2023-2024 budget. The General Election, for the purpose of electing a school district trustee to Place 4 and the VATRE, will take place on November 7, 2023.

Join us at one of the following public meetings in the PAC at LV High School to learn more about the VATRE.

  • Wednesday, October 11 - 7:00pm (Candidates Night)
  • Tuesday, October 17 - 6:30pm
  • Thursday, October 19 - 6:30pm
  • Monday, October 23 - 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 1 - 6:30pm
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House Bill 3 Information for parents

The Texas legislature passed House Bill 3 (HB 3) during the 88th Regular Legislative Session which requires a minimum of one armed security officer during school hours at District campuses. The new statute states that an armed security officer must be: (1) a school district peace officer (only available if the District has its own police department); (2) a school resource officer; or (3) a commissioned peace officer employed as security personnel. Lago Vista ISD committed to evolving to meet the safety needs of students and staff and is currently exploring how best to comply with new requirements resulting from the passage of HB 3.

The new law allows a school board to claim a good cause exception and identify an alternative standard if lack of funding or availability of personnel makes complying with House Bill 3 impossible. Currently, both are true - there is inadequate funding to fund all of the required positions and there is a shortage of available personnel who qualify to serve as an armed security officer under Section 37.0814(a). As such, the Lago Vista ISD Board of Trustees voted to claim a good cause exception due to a lack of adequate funding and qualified personnel.

As a priority step, the District is currently working with the City of Lago Vista and the Lago Vista Police Department to develop and approve an agreement to provide a school resource officer in the 2023-2024 school year, with the intent of additional SROs added in subsequent years until full compliance with HB 3 is met. The Lago Vista Police Department is also currently providing increased patrols and campus walkthroughs at each campus in the District. We are grateful for our continued partnership with the city and our local law enforcement and their efforts towards ensuring the safety and security of our students, staff, and visitors.

In addition to working to establish a school resource officer program with the City of Lago Vista, the District is also evaluating the other allowable alternatives that satisfy exceptions to the requirements of HB 3. Options under consideration include armed security guardians, employee guardians, and contracting with a security services contractor to provide commissioned security officers as defined by

Texas Occupations Code section 1702.322.

To learn more about the safety and security measures in place, please visit our updated Lago Vista ISD Safety Information page.

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Parking Permits

LVHS will issue citations for any vehicle parked on campus that does not have a Parking Permit.

Parking permits are $35 and can be paid for online below. Students should complete the form (they can pick them up from the front office) and show payment confirmation in order to receive a permit.

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Want to refer your student for GT?

LVISD is accepting GT Referrals now through October 2.

Please complete the link below!

GT Referral Form

PSAT is coming up!

One-day PSAT Boot Camp on campus at Lago Vista HS

Monday, 10/9

Room A127


Register online at


In this PSAT boot camp, students will:

  • Practice with real PSAT questions
  • Learn proven strategies for every section of the test
  • Learn to manage their time during the test
  • Boost their confidence and maximize their potential for better college admission opportunities and scholarships

Students should come well rested and bring a sack lunch to eat on site!

LVHS Test Dates

PSAT/NMSQT (10th & 11th): October 18

PSAT 9: October 19

CCMR Facebook

Check out the LVHS College, Career, and Military Readiness Facebook for the latest information on preparing your student for life after graduation!

Senior Section:


Don't miss out on important information! Follow the directions below to sign up to receive texts messages about important senior events!

Senior parents, you are welcome to sign up as well!

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Important Dates:

Senior Pictures: November 2 and 3

Senior Nights:

Football - November 3 (Senior Walk)

Volleyball - October 10

Girls' Basketball - February 2

Boys' Basketball - February 23


Opens - December 1

Closes - June 30

Cap and Gown/Graduation Invitation Orders: November 29 and 30 during lunch

GenTx Day: May 1

Blue and Gold Ceremony: May 15, 6 PM

Graduation Practice and Walk: May 23

Graduation: May 24

Senior pictures

Senior pictures will be November 2 and 3. Information will be sent out soon!

Attention - SENIOR GIRLS!

The Lago Vista Women's Club (LVWC) scholarship is back for the Class of 2024. The LVWC awarded a total of $53,750.00 for 24 of the 2023 graduating senior girls.

Now it's your turn! In order to be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you MUST ATTEND the LVWC Scholarship Luncheon. It will be held on Monday, 10/16/23, in the MAC, from 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm.

Just scan the QR code on the image posted so you can RSVP that you will attend the luncheon. If you have a schedule conflict, please let Mrs. Clark know right away.

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Senior GenTx Day

At the end of every year, we recognize seniors and the colleges they plan to attend at the GenTX pep rally. In order to include all seniors who plan to go to college, students must upload their acceptance letter as a PDF or an image using this Google form:

Students have to be logged into their LVISD account to complete the form.

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Free and Reduced-Price Meal News

As a reminder, LVISD transitioned back to Free and Reduced-Price Meals for the 22-23 school year. The federal government is no longer funding the free lunch program, which was part of the COVID-19 pandemic aid package. All families are encouraged to fill out the Free and Reduced-Price Meals applications. If your child previously received free or reduced-priced meals, a new application must be received to determine if your child still qualifies. Previous free and reduced-meal eligibility has now expired. You can fill out the Free & Reduced Meal application online at MySchoolApps by clicking on the following link (available in multiple languages in top right corner):

For questions regarding applications, please contact Michelle Jackson, and for questions regarding student purchases, please contact Jennifer Porter.

Parent Portal (Ascender)

Please make sure you are connected to your account so that you are able to see your child's grades and attendance at the tap of your finger.

Forget your Ascender password over the summer? Check out the document below!

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Booster Club Corner


Hey LV Viking fans! We're thrilled to unveil our brand-new website - your ultimate hub for all things LV Viking Booster Club and Lago Vista HS and MS Sports!

Here's what you can expect:

Fresh Look & User-Friendly Design

Easy Access to Game Day Info & Ticketing

Membership and Sponsorship Opportunities

The Latest LV Viking News

New Ways to Give

Scholarship Information

And Much More!

Stay connected with us 24/7 and be part of the LV Viking community like never before!

Spread the word, and don't forget to bookmark our new site! Let's make this an incredible season together. Go LV Vikings!

VISIT US NOW AT: Lago Vista Viking Booster Club (


How does football concessions serve 1,000+ cold drinks at Varsity football games?? Shout out to Ricardo Seda, our amazing baseball dad who helps out in football concessions at EVERY game! He shows up at 5 pm to help on the grill and then switches over to concessions and works with us until the end of the game (usually 10 pm) keeping ALL of the drinks cold all night long!! Whether rotating cases of water and soda from the back cooler to the front or restocking Ricardo gets it done!!

Thanks, Ricardo, for always showing up to help the Booster Club! Ricardo’s wife is Angelic, and their children are Ricky (17) senior, Leandro (14) freshman, and Isabella (4) SPED PK4.

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This week we recognized and honored LV Viking Booster Club Scholarship Recipient, Olivia Vincent, a 2023 graduate from Lago Vista High School. Olivia played Volleyball and Basketball, competed in Track & Field and was a Viking Cheerleader. She is currently attending Texas A&M University, where she intends to Major in Psychology. Olivia aspires a career path as a Therapist or a Child Life Specialist. She is using the scholarship money received from the LV Viking Booster Club to cover tuition and purchase necessary textbooks.

When asked why the scholarship was important to her, Olivia responded, "The scholarship is important to me because it shows how supportive and helpful our community is." She continued by saying, "Lago Vista sports impacted my life by teaching me special life skills like determination, hard work, and confidence. Lago Vista sports gave me my best friends, and I am forever grateful for everything my coaches did for me throughout my four years at Lago Vista High School."

We are so proud of what Olivia accomplished at LVHS and know she's going to be a huge success at Texas A&M and beyond. We wish you all the best Olivia! Gig 'Em!

*To support the LV Viking Booster Club's scholarship program, you can submit a donation by credit card via PayPal ( or by check payable to “LV Viking Booster Club” Please mail donations to: LVVBC, P.O. Box 5473, Lago Vista, TX 78645.

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A special thanks to Kim Christopher with Kimbolloon for her LED Digital Scoreboard Firstdown Sponsorship and amazing support of the LV Viking Booster Club!

If you are interested in a balloon arch, look no further than Kimbolloon! From a simple to the most intricate project, her work is amazing and will “blow you away!” Kim has completed arches for baby and wedding/bridal showers, engagement, holiday and birthday parties, LVISD events and banquets, and so much more. Kimbolloon will take your event to the next level with her creative and fun arches. Check out all Kim’s amazing work at and be sure to reach out for all our balloon needs.

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Whitney "HotShot" Vaughan-Christopher Memorial Scholarship Fund

Whitney’s dedication and commitment in LV sports awarded her Top Female Booster Scholarship. A shout-out banner is now hanging at the start of Victory Walk at the LVHS Football field to honor Whitney Vaughan-Christopher. Passion committed her to every Viking athlete through her Athletic Training at LV. With her family, we would like to continue her legacy and STAY STRONG. Donations will go to her Memorial Scholarship Fund for the future. If you would like to donate to the Whitney "Hot Shot" Vaughan-Christopher Memorial Scholarship Fund, please visit this website. #RowLikeWhit #AeTT
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Every Wednesday in LVISD is college day! Students should wear their favorite college t-shirt!

District Resources

The following links will provide information or directions that parents might find useful!

Want to check grades? Visit for directions.

Want to add money to your child's lunch account? Visit for directions.

Want to check out the student code of conduct and handbook? Visit

Community Connections

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Who should I talk to about...

Attendance - including absences, doctor notes, students who need to leave school early: Our attendance clerk, Cynthia England, 512-267-8300, extension 5500

Immunizations, illnesses, medications: Our nurse, Kat Azevedo, 512-267-8300, extension 5506

Registration and transcripts: Our registrar, Lisa Dohm, 512-267-8300, extension 5503

College and Career Readiness, TSI, ASVAB, etc: Our CCMR Coordinator, Lara Clark, 512-267-8300, extension 5504

Schedules, credits, social-emotional resources: Our counselor, Sarah Shiver (last names starting with A-L) and Dusty Kinslow (last names starting with M-Z) 512-267-8300, extension 5510

Student Discipline, Ideas for School Improvement: Our Principal, Stu Taylor, or Assistant Principals Missy Howard and David Hilsenteger, 512-267-8300, extension 5500

About Us

The mission of Lago Vista High School is to use the four years allotted to teach, motivate, and challenge each student to rise to the highest level of academic excellence possible in a premiere learning environment. We are committed to sending into the world individuals who use problem-solving skills to impact their community in a responsible manner.