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LVJHS Weekly Bulletin 5/2/2016

Dear LVJHS Family,

This week we celebrate our teachers! Henry Adams once said: "A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops." Those words illustrate to us all how important teachers are. Teachers shape the future everyday! Our campus has such a strong dedicated staff. I have never worked with a stronger, harder working, and more caring staff than we have here at LVJHS. Our teachers are the best; and on behalf of our school community, thank you for teaching our students in a way that positively shapes the future.


Everyday this week, we will have something to celebrate our teachers. The treats for the week are the following:

  • Monday: Bill Miller's Bar-b-que Luncheon from McGarrell Orthodontics!
  • Tuesday: Taco Breakfast from our Central Office Staff!
  • Wednesday: Taco Breakfast from our PTO!
  • Thursday: Desserts for our staff, provided by LVJHS Admin.
  • Friday: Hot Dog! We love our teachers luncheon! Brauts, hot dogs, and fixings provided by LVJHS Front Office Staff!

Please enjoy these treats, and know that you are appreciated and make a difference.


Thank you all for making LVJHS a great place for students!



Anthony Kosub

Principal

La Vernia Junior High School


P.S. The bulletin contains an opportunity if you read it closely...

"Writing What's Right"

Check out these tips from Dr. Rich Allen regarding how to get students to get respond effectively writing prompts.

Lead4ward Instructional Strategies

Please check out Lead4ward.com to check out some powerful learning tools. Visit the link below to see some awesome instructional strategies in the STAAR4ward section in the Lead4ward website. Use "learn2lead" in the password area.

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Staff Spotlight: Mrs. Armstrong!

We are proud to announce Mrs. Armstrong as our spotlight staff member for the week! Mrs. Armstrong does a wonderful job connecting with the students in her classroom. She goes out of her way to genuinely understand her students’ needs and specifically, what motivates them to perform their best. Throughout the year, Mrs. Armstrong has incorporated creative lessons and group activities. She certainly brings a level of excitement and energy to our campus family! Thank you Mrs. Armstrong for your teamwork and exceptional teaching! Congratulations!

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Fundamental Five Focus...

Small group purposeful talk utilizes pre-planned seed questions. These questions guide the learning by allowing the students to have academic conversations using the vocabulary that is subject and/or lesson specific. The seed questions can help to differentiate the content by starting with a simple understanding and increase to more complex and rigorous comprehension. Our kids are talkative this time of year. Use FSGPT to direct student conversations to keep our students learning!

LVJHS Students Participate in Special Olympics!

Mrs. Herley's Students Reading Stories!

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LVJHS Celebrates Mr. Villanueva's Birthday!

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Fourth Nine Weeks at a Glance

MARCH 25, 2016: EASTER BREAK!

MARCH 28, 2016: PTO MEETING @ 9:00 AM

MARCH 29, 2016: 7TH GRADE WRITING STAAR

MARCH 29, 2016: 8TH GRADE MATH STAAR

MARCH 30, 2016: 8TH GRADE READING STAAR

MARCH 30, 2016: Sem 2 Cycle 1 (9 wk) REPORT CARD ISSUED

APRIL 4, 2016: SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

APRIL 15, 2016: JH SPRING DANCE

APRIL 20, 2016: Sem 2 Cycle 2 (3 wk) Progress Report ISSUED

APRIL 26, 2016: PTO MEETING

APRIL 30, 2016: SATURDAY SUPPORT SESSION 8 (4TH 9 WEEKS)

MAY 2, 2016: 8TH GRADE ALGEBRA STAAR

MAY 2, 2016: TENTATIVE TALENT SHOW RUN THROUGH

MAY 7, 2016: SATURDAY SUPPORT SESSION 9 (4TH 9 WEEKS)

MAY 9, 2016: 6TH GRADE MATH STAAR

MAY 9, 2016: 7TH GRADE MATH STAAR

MAY 9, 2016: 8TH GRADE MATH STAAR RETEST

MAY 10, 2016: 6TH GRADE READING STAAR

MAY 10, 2016: 7TH GRADE READING STAAR

MAY 10, 2016: 8TH GRADE READING STAAR RETEST

MAY 11, 2016: 8TH GRADE SCIENCE STAAR

MAY 12, 2016: 8TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES STAAR

MAY 17-18, 2016: HOLOCAUST MUSEUM FIELD TRIP (8TH GRADE CLASS)

MAY 17, 2016: PTO TALENT SHOW

MAY 19, 2016: AWARD CEREMONY

MAY 20, 2016: STUDENT EARLY RELEASE (STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY)

MAY 17, 2016: PTO TALENT SHOW

MAY 25, 2016: FIELD DAY on the FOOTBALL FIELD

MAY 27, 2016: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

MAY 30, 2016: MEMORIAL DAY

MAY 31-JUNE 3: STAFF DEVELOPMENT

JUNE 3, 2016: GRADUATION

JUNE 7, 8, 9, 2016: 2016-2017 REGISTRATION *7:00AM-1:00PM & 2:30PM – 7:00PM

LVJHS: What an Awesome Group of People!

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The first two staff member to tell Mrs. Breda the Fundamental Five Focus will get a special treat! You must tell her in person... Also, the entire staff may wear jeans all week in honor of teacher appreciation week. ;)