LVMS Weekly Newsletter
Week of March 6th, 2017
CAPTURE THE MOMENT: WONDER, DISCOVERY, & EXPLORATION
Friday, March 10th
Track and Field Meet at Lago Vista HS
March 13th - 17th
Tuesday March 28th
Grade 7 - Writing
Grade 8 - Math
Wednesday March 29th
Grade 8 Reading
The following students qualified this week:
Saydie Kassell--6th grade
Katelyn Coldicott--8th grade
Leah Coldicott--8th grade
LVMS currently has 6 students qualified to compete in the TMSCA State Meet in April. The entire TMSCA team will be traveling in one last attempt this Saturday to the TMSCA Regional Qualifier Meet.
Attendance this week...
Remember: Students must be in attendance at least 90% of the days the class is taught in order to receive credit or a final grade in a class. We appreciate our parents' efforts in helping us minimize student absences and prepare our students for their futures!
Interim Principal Update: A Note From Mr. Tucker
Just know that parenting is the most important, and challenging mission that you will ever undertake. Losing our way can happen because we may not have a clear picture of what we are seeking as an end result. The picture can be clouded by our hectic lives. As children come along, hectic would not begin to describe the flurry of activity and decisions that must be made. Because of that, we may not always make the right decision. It is important to not judge yourself too harshly. You and I are doing the best we can, building the airplane while in flight. As you have discovered, our children do not come with instructions. How many times have I wished that they did. So, forgive yourself if you feel that you lost your way or did not make the best decision.
I have found that having a place of refuge, a safe haven, has made the journey more manageable. That place or person can take many forms. For me, it has been my wife of forty-four years, regardless of where we lived. She has been able to provide support, or correction when needed. I hope that she believes that I have provided that same safety net for her.
I would close by sharing that you need to be bolstered by the knowledge that it will all be alright. Your efforts will pay off and your children will find their way because of the support that you have provided. Mine are grown, married, successful, and have provided me with grandchildren. When you face difficult times, seek your place of refuge, whatever or whomever that is. Refocus your efforts and keep moving forward.
Together we will make sure that that our kids find their way. Contact me if I can help you in any way.
Best wishes, ct
Middle School Tennis tryouts
7th grade girls will have tryouts on Monday and Tuesday March 6th and 7th from 7:00 – 8:00 am. Please arrive at the school at 6:45 and come into the gym.
The 7th grade boys will meet on Wednesday and Thursday March 8th and 9th from 7:00 – 8:00 am. Please arrive at the school at 6:45 and come into the gym.
Both 8th grade boys and girls will meet after school on Monday March 6th and Wednesday March 8th from 4:15 - 5:15. Please come into the gym following school.
Track practice - Reminder
8th Grade - Tuesday and Thursday until 5:30 AT THE High School
Some athletes, like distance runners and those in relays, may be asked to attend more than 2 days of practice.
Track Meet Results from Blanco
Blanco Track Meet 2-24-17
Our track teams traveled to Blanco on Friday and competed against 6 other schools. We had an impressive showing for our first track. Below you will find the highlights of the meet for the 8th and 7th grade girls’ track teams.
The 8th grade girls finished 2nd place out of 6 schools with a total of 155 points. We were only 3 points behind 1st place Wimberley who is a 4A school.
Long Jump – Heather Power – 4th place
Triple Jump – Jade Press – 2nd & Emily Pieklik – 3rd place
Shot Put – Haylee Horn – 4th place
Discus – Taylor Koett – 4th place
High Jump – Grace Coldicott – 1st place, Jade Press – 2nd place &
Heather Power – 4th place
Pole Vault – Esther Long – 1st place, Rileigh Oliver – 2nd place &
Emma Eagle – 3rd place
2400M run – Esther Long – 2nd place, Leah Coldicott – 4th place &
Cassie McKinney – 5th place
4x100 relay – Heather Power, Emily Pieklik, TC Cagle, Jade Press – 3rd place
800 Run – Skylar Stefka – 4th place
100M dash – Haylee Horn – 5th place
4x200 relay – Heather Power, Jade Press, Grace Coldicott, Haylee Horn – 4th place
400M dash – Emily Pieklik – 4th place & Emma Eagle – 6th place
300M hurdles – TC Cagle – 6th place
200M dash – Grace Coldicott – 2nd place & Heather Power – 4th place
1600M run – Esther Long – 1st place
4x400 relay – Emily Pieklik, Emma Eagle, Skylar Stefka, Grace Coldicott – 2nd place
The 7th grade girls also had a great meet. They finished 3rd with 127.75 points behind San Antonio Cole and Wimberley. Here are the highlights from our 7th grade girls.
Long Jump – Taylor Nuckolls – 3rd place & Emma Vincent – 4th place
High Jump – Brooke Bradberry – 4th place & Avery Rague – 5th place
Triple Jump – Taylor Nuckolls – 2nd place
Shot Put – Cheyene LeBlanc – 1st place
Bella Zaleski – 2nd place
2400M run – Phoebe Gale – 2nd place
Delaney Reighley – 6th place
4x100 relay – Brooke Bradberry, Taylor Nuckolls, Sarah Long, Emma Vincent – 1st place
100M Hurdles – Brooke Bradberry – 5th place
Bella Zaleski – 6th place
4x200 relay – Brooke Bradberry, Taylor Nuckolls, Sarah Long, Emma Vincent - 2nd place
300M hurdles – Lola Spedale – 6th place
200M dash – Taylor Nuckolls – 1st place
1600M run – Phoebe Gale – 3rd place
4x400 relay – Emily Moxley, Sarah Long, Brooke Kercheville, Emma Vincent – 1st place
The 7th grade boys also performed well as they finished 3rd behind Wmberley & SA Cole.
100m Dash: Logan Parsons - 1st & Hayden Chapman - 3rd
200M Dash: Logan Parsons - 1st, Scott Shepard - 2nd & Gavin Hester - 4th
400M Dash: Austin Giehl – 2nd
800M Run: Gavin Hester – 3rd
110M HH: Ryder Phillips – 2nd
300M H: Ryder Phillips – 6th
4x100M Relay: Hayden Pham, Jaden Hester, Jimmy Williams & Logan Parsons – 3rd
4x200M Relay: H. Pham, H. Chapman, J. Hester & S. Shepard – 4th
4x400M Relay: S. Shepard, H. Chapman, J. Hester & A. Giehl – 2nd
Long Jump: L. Parsons – 2nd
Shot Put: Diego D’Lorm – 3rd
Discus: D. D’Lorm – 6th
Pole Vault: R. Phillips – 2nd
Our 8th grade boys capped the night with a 3rd place team finish. They were 6 pts. behind District competition Comfort.
100M Dash: Layne Powers – 1st
200M Dash: L. Powers –
400M Dash: David Rague – 3rd
800M Run: D. Rague – 1st
1600M Run: Lucas Lawless – 3rd & Reese Whitelaw – 5th
2400M Run: L. Lawless – 2nd & R. Whitelaw – 5th
110M HH: Alex Holt – tied 2nd
300M H: A. Holt – 4th & Rhett Kahlden – 5th
4x100M Relay: Adrian Hernandez, Noah Yetley,
Noah Hernandez & Layne Powers – 2nd
4x200M Relay: A. Hernandez, N. Yetley, Bryce Erickson & N. Hernandez – 2nd
4x400M Relay: N. Yetley, A. Hernandez, N. Hernandez & D. Rague – 3rd
Long Jump: L. Powers – 3rd
Shot Put: Josh Alexander – 2nd & B. Erickson – tied 3rd
Discus: J. Alexander – 4th & Aaron Martinez – 6th
Triple Jump: N. Yetley – 5th
High Jump: Hunter Phillips – 1st
Pole Vault: A. Hernandez – tied 3rd & H. Phillips tied 6th
The next track & field meet is at the Burnet BullPup Relays on Friday, March 3rd, 2017 at 3:30PM.
Unified Sports Team--SILVER
- Johnny Williams
- Rafael Chavez
- Caitlin Ross (Unified Partner)
- Coleton Hull (Unified Partner)
- Lucas Reed (Unified Partner)
- Landin Campbell--BRONZE
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MANDATORY Cheerleading Tryout Timeline
Planning on trying out for LVHS or LVMS Cheerleading? Don’t miss the upcoming tryout meetings and deadlines!
LVMS Cheer (optional) Open Gym
Monday, March 6th
6:00 - 7:30 pm
MS Upper Gym
LVMS Cheer Tryouts
Wednesday, March 8th
6:30 - 8:00 pm
MS Upper Gym
Future LVMS Benchmark Testing Dates
District benchmarks are given in the second semester to analyze students' mastery of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. This information helps us identify strengths and needs for each of our students to help them finish strong and be prepared for the next academic year.
Here are the upcoming LVMS benchmark testing dates:
April 3 – 6th grade Reading, 7th grade Reading, & 8th grade Science
April 4 – 6th grade Math & 8th grade Social Studies
April 5 – Algebra 1 (Full benchmark) & Make-ups
EVERY WEDNESDAY IN LVISD IS COLLEGE DAY! BE SURE TO SPORT YOUR FAVORITE COLLEGE'S GEAR!
Helping Your Child Plan for Post-Secondary School:
College planning begins in elementary and middle school. From an early age, parents should encourage their children to be enthusiastic about school. Parents can also help children develop study skills and a strong work ethic. As students move into junior high parents should allow and encourage their child to take more responsibility for their studies and encourage career exploration. At this age students get excited about their future and like to think about when they grow up. College planning becomes most important as students move into high school. Students need to understand that their grades, courses, participation in co-curricular activities, volunteer opportunities and work experience all play a roll in post-secondary education. It is also important that students understand that technical colleges and two-year programs are becoming more difficult to get into all the time. These programs are limited to how many students they can admit, so they often fill up fast and have strict criteria for admissions.
Here are a few things parents can encourage their children to do:
· Acquire study skills and use them
· Ask your School Counselor questions
· Come to school regularly
· Come to school on time
· Complete homework
· Do your best in all your classes
· Explore careers and options
· Get involved in activities
· Take the right course work
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Stay Connected With These Parent Resources
Parents are valued partners and we believe that successful learning is best achieved through collaborative partnerships with parents and families. Our Parent Connection page is a one stop shop of resources for parents in LVISD. Click here to check it out!
Stay Connected with ParentLink by Blackboard
Lago Vista ISD uses the ParentLink communication system from Blackboard to assist in alerting parents, families, and employees of important information, such as school closures. ParentLink communicates via telephone, SMS text message, email and push notifications from the ParentLink app. Be sure to add a filter to your inbox so that emails containing the word “Blackboard” are not delivered to Spam. Download the FREE ParentLink app from the iTunes app store or on Google Play.
LVISD Publications and Forms
The District has a one-stop shop for all District publications and forms, including course catalogs, student handbooks, grading guidelines, and special programs information...and we are continuing to build this resource as documents and handbooks become available. Our "Publications and Forms" page is located under the "Parents and Students" tab, as well as on the "Quicklinks" menu on the right side of our homepage. Here is a link to the Publications and Forms page.
Make Sure You Know About StayALERT (...and Talk About it With Your Kiddos!)
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:
Call or Text: (206) 406-6485