Lago Vista High School News!
A newsletter for the parents, students, and staff of LVHS!
October 14, 2016
Meet the Teacher Night is tonight! Please come grab a free hotdog and meet our teachers!
What's been happening?
Student of the Week - Grant!
Student of the Week - Addison!
Cross Country Champ!
Andrew gets a congratulatory hug from his grandparents after placing first in the meet!
Reminder - Senior Pictures Rescheduled!
Due to circumstances beyond our control, senior pictures have been rescheduled for November 7-8! We apologize for the late notice.
Veteran's Day help needed (and mark your calendar):
Student attendance from 9/29/2016 - 10/13/2016 was 95.17%.
The attendance incentive for the rest of the nine weeks - Be the grade level with the highest attendance rate at 10:15am each day and win a pizza party and movie in the PAC during the school day! So far . . . the freshmen are winning!
News from the counselor:
Juniors and Sophomores will be participating in the PSAT/NMSQT on Wednesday, October 19th and our Freshmen will test on Tuesday, October 18th. Please make sure any scheduled appointments will not conflict with this important opportunity. An early bedtime the night before and a good breakfast the morning of testing are strongly recommended.
We also want to send out a huge thank you to our awesome Lago Vista ISD Education Foundation for their generous donation of funds for these tests.
The end of the 9 weeks is just around the corner. Students should be checking their teachers’ Canvas pages often for due dates and upcoming assignments.
Be sure to come out to meet your student's teachers tonight at Meet the Teacher Night!
Did I mentions that Meet the Teacher Tailgate is tonight? (Please come.)
Please join us after the volleyball game and prior to our home football game on Friday, October 14, beginning at 5:30! Tables and tents will be set up in the grassy area in between the main building and the Performing Arts Center. Come grab a hotdog and a soda and meet some of your student's teachers. There will also be a sign-up sheet for parent conferences on the afternoon of Friday, October 28.
(Please note that because of the home games, our football and volleyball coaches will attend as they are available.)
Students in attendance will receive a coveted red ticket! We hope to see you all there!
2. End of 9 weeks, study.
3. Treat each other with respect.
4. PDA...nobody wants to see that.
5. Show up and you will make better grades.
News for students in GT:
StayAlert System Reminder!
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
Upcoming UIL Academic Meet
Band UIL Competition is next weekend!
LVHS Random Drug testing - Not just for students in uil!
Read the entire policy here: http://www.lagovistaisd.net/default.aspx?name=Publications
Add your student to the random pool by contacting Mr. Walker at email@example.com.
Lago Vista High School will take part in this year’s Lovin’ School Spirit Hashtag Contest for the chance to win $10,000! We encourage students, faculty, staff, and alumni to tweet their school spirit for Lago Vista High School from September 1, 2016 at 8 a.m. to November 13, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.!
All you have to do is tweet #LovinSchoolSpiritContest along with:
ADDITIONALLY - One tweeter will be selected to receive $500!
AND - 100 BONUS TWEETS will be awarded to each High School whose Band posts a video of the band members performing the McDonald's Jingle (the last nine notes) along with the school's hashtag, #LovinSchoolSpiritContest and @McD_Austin.
PLEASE - Limit ONE Tweet per person per day. Retweets do NOT count*
For more information, please visit www.lovinschoolspirit.com.
important attendance information!
3 or more unexcused absences in a 4 week period - warning letter sent home.
7 or more unexcused absences in a 6-month 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 96% attendance each day. If a student is at school at 10:15 am, we receive funding for that student for that day. If they are not, we do not receive funding. For this reason, we ask that you plan all non-medical absences from school for times after 10:15 am.
Weird, but true, attendance fact: If your student is present for any part of the school day and leaves for a medical appointment, they won't get counted absent for that day as long as they bring a note. If they are absent for the entire day for a doctor's appointment, they will be counted absent.
Thanks for your support!
To whom should I talk about...
Registration, Transcripts: Our registrar, Tyra_Becker@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5503
Student Emotional Support, College Readiness, Student Schedules: Our counselor, Sherri_Sneed@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5504