LVHS Newsletter

Excellence In All We Do.

April 6, 2018

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What's Been HAppening?

Next Week at LVHS:

Saturday, April 7:
  • LVHS Prom, 8-11 pm, Berry Creek County Club


Monday, April 9:
  • Baseball and Softball @ Comfort HS, 4:00 pm


Tuesday, April 10:

    • STAAR TESTING - English 1, 8:10 - 2:30


    Wednesday, April 11:

    • LV Women's Club Scholarship Interviews, PAC
    • NHS Induction Ceremony, 5:00 pm PAC
    • Parent Chat at 6:30 in the LVHS PAC


    Thursday, April 12:

      • LV Women's Club Scholarship Interviews, PAC
      • STAAR TESTING - English 2, 8:10 - 2:30
      • LVISD GT Showcase, LVHS MAC, 6:00 pm


      Friday, April 13:

      • Baseball and Softball vs Blanco @ home
      • Regional Academic UIL Comp @ TX State


      Saturday, April 14:

      • Regional Academic UIL Comp @ TX State

      IN CASE this is your first rodeo...

      Prom is tomorrow night, from 8-11 pm at Berry Creek Country Club in Georgetown, Texas.


      This is such a wonderful time in a high school student's life and a memory they will keep forever. It is also a great time to speak with your teen about making good choices on this special night.


      In an effort to promote prom safety, we encourage you to have these conversations with your teen:


      Before the Prom: Know the plans: Ask the important questions: Who’s driving? Who’s going with you? What is the contact information? Check out his or her complete schedule for the evening.


      During Prom: We will have a lot of supervision from staff members, and police officers in an effort to keep things safe. Encourage your student to share any unsafe behaviors with staff immediately.


      After: Provide a safety net. Talk about their plans for handling unsafe situations. Be available to “rescue” them from unsafe circumstances with a ride, if needed. Communicate and network with other parents.


      Thank you for your support in making this a night full of positive and wonderful memories!


      (Part of this taken from http://www.rsdmo.org/eurekahs/announcements/Pages/03262015-Prom-Safety.aspx)

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      Annual Blue and gold ceremony

      Make sure you have marked your calendar for our annual Blue and Gold ceremony for our Class of 2018. Students will be awarded scholarships and recognized for outstanding work and academic achievements. It is always a night to remember.

      Blue and Gold Ceremony

      May 16, 2018
      6:30 pm
      LVHS Performing Arts Center

      GT Showcase!

      We are excited to hold our 3rd Annual LVISD Gifted & Talented Showcase on April 12th at 6:00 pm. The event will be held in the MAC at Lago Vista High School.


      Our students and teachers have been working very hard to prepare for this, so I hope you can join us in celebrating their efforts and accomplishments...last year's showcase was amazing, so we can't wait to see the work of our outstanding G/T kiddos this year!

      LVHS Walk for Water Fundraiser

      Every day, women and children around the world spend 200 million hours fetching water, often from sources full of dangerous contaminants. We’re the generation that’s out to change this. When #WEwalkForWater communities have access to clean water, girls can attend school, parents can run sustainable farms, and families can break the cycle of poverty. The students at Lago Vista High School, recognize this issue and have joined up with the WE Organization to raise money for this cause. On April 28, 2018, at 10 am, we are hosting a Walk for Water to raise funds and awareness. We are asking registration fee as a donation of $5 for students and $10 for adults. We are also selling T-Shirts to raise additional funds. $25 raises enough money to give one person access to clean water for life! To find out more about this cause watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALcRLcf8InY&t=2s to buy t-shirts go here: https://app.spiritbooster.com/18LVHSKC/ @WEmovement Please email hannah_taylor@lagovista.txed.net with any additional questions.

      Drug and Alcohol Abuse Awareness Parent Chat - THIS Wednesday!

      Based on National Statistics:
      • Nine out of ten people who are addicted begin to smoke, drink, or use other drugs before the age of 18.
      • Students are likely to have their first encounter with marijuana in middle school (yikes, right?).

      Join us on Wednesday, April 11, at 6:30 pm, in the LVHS PAC for a presentation from Leander ISD at-risk counselor Sherri Sneed as she shares tips for parents on how they can:
      • Get prepared on how to help your student avoid the drug and alcohol scene;
      • Notice signs of drug and alcohol abuse in young adults;
      • Address drug and alcohol use with their young adults when it happens.


      It will be a useful and candid conversation about drug use and what we can do as a community to prevent and address it.

      Our PTSA wants your input!

      The goal of the PTSA is to undertake activities and projects that help every child achieve their full educational potential. To that end, we are asking for input on activities and projects for the 2018-2019 school year.

      PTSA only undertakes fund raising for approved projects and is a registered not-for-profit organization. This survey will be open through the end of April 2018, after which time we will share the findings along with a plan moving forward.
      Do you have any projects / activities you would like the PTSA to consider? If so, please provide an overview by taking a quick survey at
      https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L26LR6Z.

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      AP Corner

      1. Only 7 more Mondays.
      2. STAAR English 1 and 2 next week. Get some good sleep, eat breakfast, and show up on time.
      3. Prom. Make good choices.
      4. 35 school days until graduation, these days will fly by so keep up with your grades/attendance.

      Old news we keep in here for your reference:

      Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony Information

      Friday, May 25, 2018
      6:00 pm
      Lago Vista High School Gym

      Doors will open for seating at 5:00 pm.

      Please consider joining PTSA!

      What?
      • Parent-Teacher-Student-Association
      Who?
      • Open to all parents, teachers, and students at LVHS. Students who are members all four years of high school will be eligible to compete for National PTA scholarships their senior year.
      Why?
      • To provide our students and parents with training and support that the National PTA provides, free of charge, to members.
      • To provide teachers with support they might need in their classrooms through financial assistance with classroom supplies and monthly teacher appreciation.
      • To provide our students with opportunities for college scholarships through National PTA.

      How much?

      • Membership is $10 per person, renewable each school year. $4.50 goes to the National PTA and $5.50 will go towards our local PTSA.

      How?

      • Complete the PTSA Membership Form and return with your payment (cash or check made out to LVHS PTSA) to LVHS. Click here to download and complete the registration form.
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      For the past several years, Lago Vista ISD has put together a list of various summer learning opportunities in the Austin area that may be helpful to Lago Vista ISD parents and students who are looking for summer fun and learning options. This year, we are pleased to announce that we have partnered with Live Grow Play Austin for our 2018 Summer Camp Guide. As a result of this partnership, this year's summer camp guide is fully searchable by interest, location, date, price, etc.


      To view the 2018 summer camp guide, visit:

      https://www.livegrowplayaustin.com/camps


      Thank you Live Grow Play Austin for partnering with Lago Vista ISD and for providing this awesome guide for our families! It’s definitely not too soon to start thinking about what you want to do to have a great summer!

      StayAlert System Reminder!

      Lago Vista ISD uses StayALERT to help keep our schools safe. StayALERT is a bilingual, confidential website, e-mail, phone and texting avenue for students, teachers, staff, parents and community members to be able to confidentially report unsafe behaviors, suspicious activities, bullying, acts of violence, harassment, and a host of other potential disruptors to school safety.

      Users may anonymously report concerns 24-7-365 via the StayALERT website, an e-mail, a phone call to a recorded and monitored line, or via a text message from a cell phone. Photos and video clips pertaining to the StayALERT report may be included. No special app required! Reportable information will be forwarded in a timely manner to a pre-designated school official for review.

      To make a report, use one of the methods below:


      Website:
      stayalert.info

      Call or Text: (206) 406-6485

      Email: report@stayalert.info

      Morning tutorials- Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:45 in the MAC. Come get help from some of our great junior and senior members of the National Honor Society.

      Attendance Matters

      The vast majority of our students with excessive absences fail to pass their classes. Students need to be at school everyday.

      Our schoolwide attendance goal for this year is 97%. Our state funding is based on the percentage of students at school at 10:15 am every day. Higher attendance rate = more money for resources for your student.

      For students who exceed our 96% goal, we are planning some more exciting rewards this year, such as a movie in the PAC, Kona Ice, and exam exemptions!


      For students who miss school, here is some very important attendance information:


      • 3 or more unexcused absences in a 4 week period - warning letter sent home, phone conference with at-risk coordinator and attendance improvement plan.
      • 5 or more unexcused absences in a 6-week period - warning letter sent home, phone conference with administrator, attendance behavior plan reviewed.
      • 7 or more unexcused absences in an 8-week period - warning letter sent home and Behavior Intervention Plan meeting called with the parents, student, and assistant principal.
      • 10 or more unexcused absences in a 6 month period - truancy charges are filed. Parent, student and school administrator will be summoned to appear in truancy court.


      Our campus goal is to reach 97% attendance each day.


      Thanks for your support!
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      To whom should I talk about...

      Attendance - including absences, doctor's notes, students needing to leave school early : Our attendance clerk, Jennifer_Chiappone@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5500


      Registration, Transcripts: Our registrar, Tyra_Becker@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5503


      Student Emotional Support, College Readiness, Student Schedules: Our counselor, Meghin_Huerta@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5504


      Student Discipline, Ideas for School Improvement: Our assistant principal, Justin_Walker@lagovista.txed.net or principal, Heather_Stoner@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5500