Lago Vista Middle School

2015-2016

February 5th

EVERYTHING MATTERS!!!

Upcoming Events.....

Friday, February 5th -- School Dance & Movie Night 6:30 - 9:00

Monday, February 8th -- Tennis Practice for 7th grade (see announcement below)

Monday, February 8th -- Track Practice Starts

Tuesday, February 9th -- Tennis Practice for 8th grade (see announcement below)

Wednesday, February 10th -- DEIC Meeting

Wednesday, February 10th -- Student Council visits New Hope Nursing Home

Friday, February 12th -- Troy Kimmel speaks to 5th grade

Friday, February 12th -- NJHS Hoops for Hearts 3 on 3 Basketball Competition

Friday, February 12th -- Assembly Schedule

Monday, February 15th -- NO School -- Presidents Day

Tuesday, February 16th -- SHAC Meeting

This week's attendance rate...

Our LVMS campus goal is to reach 98%!!


This week's attendance rate = 96% (down 1%)


Teacher Attendance = 96%

LVMS REPEATS AS UIL CHAMPIONS!!!

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UIL Event winners...

5th GRADE UIL WINNERS...


Ready Writing (Whitton)

  • 1st Place: Sadie Stark
  • 2nd Place: Bella Dreibrodt
  • 5th Place: Jillian Jungman


Oral Reading (Darcy Burke)

  • 5th Place: Jillian Jungman
  • 6th Place: Andrew Rowin


Music Memory (Whitton)

  • 1st Place: Peyton Stoner
  • 2nd Place: Saydie Kassell
  • 4th Place: Sarah Baird
  • Best Alternate: Oden Ruiz


Dictionary (Bell)

  • 6th Place: Casey Parsons


Art (Graham)

  • 4th Place: Fischer Coffey
  • 5th Place: Bradyn Taylor


Listening (Hambright)

  • 5th Place: Noe Goodwin


Number Sense (Hendrix)

  • 4th Place: Berend Kahlden


6th - 8th GRADE UIL WINNERS...


· One Act Play (Burke)

  • Kyla Northcutt – All Star Cast
  • Katelyn Coldicott – Honorable Mention All Star Cast
  • Iris Dannelley - Honorable Mention All Star Cast
  • Skylar Stefka – All Star Crew


· Ready Writing (Tomlin)

6th grade – Team 2nd

  • Dalton Ditto 4th


7th grade – Team 1st

  • Kyla Northcutt 1st
  • Avery Nichols 2nd


8th grade – Team 2nd

  • Ashlyn Pasak 3rd
  • Dillon McKee 5th



· Chess Puzzle (Simons)

6th grade – Team 1st

  • Diego D’Lorm 1st
  • Hayden Pham 4th


7th grade – Team 1st

  • Grace Coldicott 1st
  • Kyla Northcutt 2nd
  • Trevor Alwell 3rd


8th grade – Team 1st

  • Jonah Kelley 1st
  • Josh Hernandez 3rd


· Spelling (B. DuBose)

6th grade – Team 3rd

  • Ryder Phillips 5th


7th grade – Team 1st

  • Katelyn Coldicott 1st
  • Lucas Lawless 3rd
  • Kyla Northcutt 4th


8th grade – Team 3rd

  • Mallory Webb 5th



· Music Memory (Ward)

6th grade – Team 1st

  • Diego D’Lorm 1st
  • Wyatt Forbes 2nd
  • Jaycie Greenlees 4th
  • Morgan Moreland 6th



· Science (Baugh)

7th grade – Team 1st

  • Heather Power 1st
  • Jacob Rogers 2nd
  • Aiden Panter 4th


8th grade – Team 2nd

  • Nathan Sussman 3rd
  • Ethan Arnold 4th
  • Sophia Kent 5th


· Modern Oratory (Vitolas)

6th grade – Team 1st

  • Bryan Mohler 1st
  • Avery Rague 2nd
  • Lorelee Felix 3rd


7th grade – Team 1st

  • Grace Coldicott 1st
  • Katelyn Coldicott 3rd
  • Leah Coldicott 5th


8th grade – Team 2nd

  • Holland Kichty 2nd
  • Presleigh Lopez 4th
  • Selina Harding 5th


· Number Sense (Phillips)

6th grade – Team 2nd

  • Ryder Phillips 2nd
  • Mikey D’Ambrose 4th
  • Michael Thailing 6th


7th grade – Team 1st

  • Leah Coldicott 1st
  • Katelyn Coldicott 2nd
  • Adeline Womack 4th


8th grade – Team 3rd

  • Jonah Kelley 1st


· Maps, Graphs, & Charts (Luce-Wright)

6th grade – Team 2nd

  • Nathan McKee 3rd
  • Bryan Mohler 5th
  • Kaylee Gaines 6th


7th grade – Team 3rd

  • Hannah Wright 6th


8th grade

  • Dillon McKee 6th



· Editorial Writing (Elizondo)

6th grade – Team 3rd

  • Makenna Walker 1st


7th grade – Team 2nd

  • Skylar Stefka 1st
  • Cassie McKinney 6th


8th grade – Team 2nd

  • Ben Vogel 3rd
  • Natalie Adams 6th


· Oral Reading (Peña)

6th grade – Team 1st

  • Lorelee Felix 1st
  • Reese Raley 3rd
  • Klarisa Polikaitis 4th


7th grade – Team 1st

  • Kyla Northcutt 1st
  • Cassie McKinney 2nd



· Calculator Applications (Stoner)

6th grade – Team 2nd

  • Cadence Sansom 3rd
  • Morgan Moreland 4th
  • Ryder Phillips 5th


7th grade – Team 1st

  • Schuyler Burke 2nd
  • Cody Zepeda 3rd
  • Garret Pharris 4th


8th grade – Team 1st

  • Ben Carlton 1st
  • Jonah Kelley 2nd
  • Nate Spiers 4th


· Art Smart (Burke)

6th grade – Team 1st

  • Christian Burke 1st
  • Bella Zaleski 1st
  • Lola Spedale 3rd
  • Makenna Walker 5th
  • Lorelee Felix 6th


7th grade – Team 1st

  • Adeline Womack 1st
  • Leah Coldicott 2nd
  • Emily Pieklik 3rd
  • Zoe Wright 4th


8th grade – Team 1st

  • Marie Chan 1st
  • Itza Cantera 2nd
  • Haily Pham 3rd
  • Andrew Smith 5th
  • Ashlyn Pasak 6th



· Impromptu Speaking (Elizondo 6th/Hill 7th & 8th)

6th grade – Team 1st

  • Cheyenne LeBlanc 2nd
  • Katarina Leza 3rd


7th grade – Team 2nd

  • Kyla Northcutt 3rd
  • Cash Jennings 5th
  • Madysen Shepard 6th


· Mathematics (Phillips)

6th grade – Team 2nd

  • Ryder Phillips 2nd
  • Mikey D’Ambrose 5th


7th grade – Team 1st

  • Katelyn Coldicott 1st
  • Grace Coldicott 2nd
  • Adeline Womack 3rd


8th grade – Team 1st

  • Ben Carlton 3rd
  • Jonah Kelley 4th
  • Ethan Arnold 6th


· Dictionary Skills (Elizondo)

7th grade – Team 1st

  • Schuyler Burke 2nd
  • Skylar Stefka 2nd
  • Avery Nichols 4th


8th grade – Team 2nd

  • Mallory Webb 2nd
  • Monsie Martinez 5th



· Listening (Kelley)

6th grade – Team 1st

  • Nathan McKee 1st
  • Evan Coley 2nd
  • Beth Syer 4th


7th grade – Team 1st

  • Skyla Huckabee 1st
  • Emily Pieklik 4th


8th grade – Team 1st

  • Karina Nieto-Peña 1st
  • McKenzie Kelly 3rd
  • Jonah Kelley 4th


· Social Studies (A. DuBose)

6th grade – Team 1st

  • Lance Shook 1st
  • Hayden Pham 4th
  • Dalton Ditto 6th


7th grade – Team 1st

  • Austin Coley 1st
  • Leah Coldicott 3rd
  • Emily Pieklik 5th


8th grade – Team 1st

  • Zoë Wernsman 1st
  • McKenzie Kelly 3rd
  • Jonah Kelley 4th
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Melody Reighley PASSES SPED Exam!!

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Counselor's Couch...

Our 8th grade students recently took the PSAT 8/9 test. The results are in and student scores were mailed home yesterday. LVMS students as a whole did AMAZING and represented us well! Check back next week for the rest of the story!

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LVMS Faculty & Staff Survey is ready to go...

As a District, our goal is to continuously improve by creating optimal teaching and learning conditions and environments. Candid feedback from staff members provides crucial information to help the District realize this mission.


The link below will take you to a survey that contains 55 questions addressing multiple areas and includes numerous comment boxes for detailed feedback.


Please take time to answer each question as thoughtfully as possible. In order to be as thorough as possible, please allow yourself approximately 45 minutes to complete the survey. Your feedback is completely anonymous. The survey will close on February 10, 2016.


Thank you in advance for your participation!


https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NYJJKD6

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It's almost baseball and softball season....

LVUB Youth Baseball and Softball registration is open now at www.lagovistaunitedbaseball.com
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Please review our dress code and keep consistently enforcing it...

Bleacher Report...

7th grade girls basketball report (Coach Hill)


7th B defeated Florence last night to cap off their season. The girls played great defense all game long only allowing 2 points to the Lady Buffaloes. The Lady Vikings got their offense from a pair of Madi’s, as Madysen Shepard and Madi Jackson combined to score all of the Lady Vikings 12 points on the evening. The 7th B Lady Vikings worked and played hard all season long and closed out their season the right way by defeating Florence. I had a blast coaching this group of young ladies and I know that through all of their hard work they’ll be making big contributions on future Lady Viking teams. Team members are Madi Jackson, Bree Greenless, Ivory Mason, Dakota Hutchins, Kyla Northcutt, Skyla Huckabee, Avery Nichols, and Madysen Shepard.


7th A defeated Florence last night 37-12 bringing their season to a close with a record of 7 wins and 3 losses. The girls pressed their way into the lead by converting one lay up pportunity after another off of Florence turnovers. Whenever Florence did score the Lady Vikings answered immediately pushing the ball up the floor before the defense could get set. The Lady Vikings did a great job sharing the ball resulting in six girls scoring multiple baskets. I had a great time coaching this group of young ladies. They had a great season and I can’t wait to see how they’ll develop in the future. Team members are Esther Long, Heather Power, Jade Press, Schuyler Burke, Emily Pieklik, Grace Rohne, Aryana Wallace, Josey Kannmacher, Cali Navarro, and Hailey Horn.


8th grade girls basketball report (Coach Rogers)


The 8th grade girls basketball team hosted Florence for their last game of the 2016 season. The 8th grade B team came out strong in the first half, putting up 7 points offensively, but, defensively, allowed Florence an equal 7 points in the first half. The lady Vikings continued to play well in the second half on offense, scoring 8 more points and holding Florence to only 5 points on defense. The final score of the game was 15-12, in favor of the Lady Vikings. The defensive player of the game was Natalie Adams. The offensive player of the game was Destiny Deveze, scoring 6 points.


Plagued with absences, injuries and sicknesses, the already vacant 8th grade A bench started out sluggishly in their last game of the season against the Lady buffs. Despite our disadvantages, by the end of the first half, the Lady Vikings managed to put up 18 points to the Lady Buff’s 12 points. Aggressive defense contributed to most of the scores for the Lady Vikings, but it also put the team into some foul trouble. The girls fought hard, in the second half, to control the ball. Successes from multiple players from the team enabled the Lady Vikings to secure their last win of the season. With 3 seconds left in the game, the score was 23-21, in favor of Lago. A shooting foul at the buzeer put one Lady Buffalo on the free-throw line with a chance to tie the game. Fortunately, for the Lady Vikings, she made only 1 out of the 2 free throws to secure the last win of the season for the Lady Vikings. The final score of the game was 23-22, in favor of Lago. The defensive players of the game were Itza Cantera and Sophia Kent. The offensive player of the game was Adyson Clark with 7 points scored. We are proud of all of our teams and would like to thank all of those who have come to our games, made the road trips, and supported us in the stands. We appreciate the time, effort, and dedication that all of our athletes, parents, and administration have put into the success of this year’s team(s). We could not have done it without you! We will see you next season… GO VIKINGS!


7th grade boys basketball report (Coach Rague)


7 Grade B team - The 7th grade B team had another strong performance last night. The team had their most points scored on the season with 24. They also held Florence to only 8 points on the evening. As a group the entire 16 players made many positive contributions. The team had 6 different individuals put points on the board. The boys were coming into the game wave after wave and increasing the lead with each line up.


Individually, Bryce Erickson was able to pour in 8 points in the first half while Jacob Rogers chipped in 5 points in the second half including his first career three pointer. Austin Coley also had his best showing of the season by playing some stellar defense at the top of the press and Ernesto Hernandez continued his strong play while converting two lay ups.



7th grade A Team - What a great season the 7th grade A team had as well. They were unable to go undefeated on the season at 10-0. More importantly, every single player on the team showed a great amount of improvement as the year went on. In the game last night, the boys came out strong in the first quarter and were leading 13-4 after one quarter. The vikings actually had 5 different people score in the first quarter alone showing great depth. The scoring continued to improve in the second quarter and the Vikings went into the locker room leading 28-14. In the second half the Viking defense got even better while only allowing 4 points to be scored. For the first time the entire season the boys hit the 50 point mark with 8 different players contributing to the scoring.


Individually Lucas Lawless got things going scoring. He made 10 first half points followed with Rory Maxwell scoring 7 points. Kaleb Alderete and David Rague each scored 6 points in the first half. A huge reason for all the scoring was the rebounding and passing of Josh Alexander. Several times he ripped down rebounds and threw full court passes to his teammates for easy scores. Then in the second half Josh took over a lot of the scoring and contributed 9 points. The biggest basket of the night may have been scored by Blaze Seeley though. With 1.7 seconds left, Blaze collected a rebound and scored to have the Vikings reach 50 points. There was a huge reaction from the players on the bench as time elapsed and the boys realized they had completed their undefeated season.


There was so much improvement from each player on this team. Trace Sweet, Noah Yetley, Anson Eluetaris, Hunter Phillips,Blaze Seeley and Bryce Erickson made huge strides throughout the season and will be pushing this season's starters for playing time entering 8th grade.


The one thing that impressed me as coach more than anything else was the character these boys showed over the coarse of the season. The boys played with a lot of heart and determination and even sometimes showed their frustrations. As I hoped, they learned from every situation and became better leaders and better teammates. They worked hard, played hard, and showed a lot of class. I couldn't have asked for anything more from all the 7th graders, both A team and B team, this season. It was a lot of fun. Can't wait to do it all again next year.


8th grade boys basketball report (Coach Tomlin)


This week was the last week of 8th grade Basketball. All the kids played amazingly and I had a great season coaching them. Let's start off with the 8th grade B team. They played an amazing game led by Josh Weiner and Gonzo Hidalgo. Defensive team stats were led by Josh Hernandez and Jack Hood. Holding down the press with Evers Colvin and Jack Stewart. Nate Spires and Zach Johnson led the way at the point guard position. Great job B team on the win.


The 8th grade a team one as well. The leading scorers were Sam Hurley and Dylan McKee. Leading rebounders were Ben Carlton and Hunter Sims. Leading the team in blocks was Tristan Arambula. In the best field goal percentage was Andrew Smith. Thank you to all the parents and fans that came out all seasons had a great time coaching the eighth grade A & B team. Thank you for everything!

Keep trying to find ways to reach our students.... Sometimes it gets difficult!!!

Kid Snippets: "Math Class" (Imagined by Kids)
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