LVHS Pirate Bulletin

Flagship Friday Updates V.3.E.14

Food For Families a Success Story

WOW! La Vega High School filled up a bus full of donations for Food For Families this year, with over 2,500 pounds of food being donated! Yes you read that right!!! Our campus did an amazing job!!!

Thanks to our JROTC, Student Council, and HOSA for coming out and working today!

Thank you to the parents, students, faculty and staff that donated this year

Pirates for the Win!!!

Congratulations to our Pirate Football Team for their victory in round two over Kaufman. Tough game, sweet victory. Our next game for Round Three will be in McKinney on Friday, November 26 @ 7:00pm vs. Melissa.
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Pirate Scholars Return to Action Again This Week in Biology Classes

Our Pirate Scholars have been hard at work learning critical content for their EOC Biology Test. Way to go Scholars and our Science Team!

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Pirate of the Month Award Goes to...

Our science team has been pitching in for Ms. Olson. Each member has given time up to ensure our scholars are well taken care of in Ms. Olson's absence. Thank you team-Ms. Hupp, Ms. Baker, Ms. Kennedy, Ms. Elam and Mr. Hikel!!!
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LVHS Theatre Presents.... Wylie and the Hairy Man

Please enjoy the last show this weekend. Our students have worked hard and we are so very proud of the work needed to produce a fall show... Way to go Theatre!!!

Congrats to our Pirate Newcomer Teacher of the Month Mr. Navas... You have been a Rockstar!!

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Giving a BIG Thank You to Waco PD Police Chief Victorian

Chief Victorian visited with a group of LVHS Female Scholars this past week. The ladies enjoyed the information and even received a goodie bag from Chief. All classes were able to enjoy hearing the information as well via Zoom. Thank you Chief Victorian for taking the time to be present in our school.

Gear UP Cohort 2024 Scholars Back on the Road

Ms. Crowe and our Gear Up students (Cohort 2024) were on the road again to Texas A & M learning about college life and programs. Thank you to Gear Up, Region 12 and Ms. Crowe for providing opportunities to our LVHS Scholars!!!


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Donors Choose for the Win!!!

Ms. Brenda Martinez has had a technology/tv grant from donors choose fully funded!!! Woohoo!!!

Ms. Rebekkah Navas has a project with A Christmas Carol.

Please go on to the site to support or put in a project of your own!!!


Proposed Whatcha Reading Wednesday

This starts Decembr 1... Let's Get Ready To Read!!!!

Please read the message below from Mrs. Grigsby.

I would like to propose an idea. I have been collecting books that are being donated to "La Vega Reads". I would like to promote the giving of books with an opportunity to read them. Since 4th period is a much longer period, I was wondering if we can allow all teachers the opportunity to carve 10-15 minutes every Wednesday for students to read. ("Whatcha Reading Wednesday") The purpose is to provide time where students can enjoy reading. Students who read for fun are often stronger in the classroom in all subjects since they are building skills that most subjects rely on - skills like inferring, evaluating and retelling.

It might be good to promote it as a break from school..... SHOW time. "Silent Hiatus On Wednesdays". 10-15 minutes to set down your phone. Pick up a book, or a sketch pad or a sudoku and take a few minutes to de-stress, relax, unplug. Everyone can participate since the worst case scenario is they lay their head down for a few minutes. The important part is giving them a chance to unplug and reboot. (That is how we fix everything else! Unplug it and then plug it back in)

We can add an incentive piece - earn Pirate Points by telling a teacher or administrator about a book you read for fun, display your artwork on the wires in the 300 hall or complete a level 2 or 3 sudoku in one SHOW time.

We can draw names at the end of each month for prizes (chips? snacks?). If we just call it Pirate Points, we can also give them out for rewarding kids for random acts of doing good. (no referrals, improved attendance, helping someone, whatever...

I'd like to roll my cart of "La Vega Reads" books to the entrance of the cafeteria on the first Tuesday of the month during each lunch period. I don't want to commit to more than once a month because it eats into my MCL time. I am hoping that if my book supply dwindles, it will encourage more supporters to donate. It is also an opportunity to promote the books available in the library. I am also open to students running the cart.

Support our Life Skills Class Fundraiser

Our Life Skills class will begin the gift wrapping fundraiser on November 29th. We have wrapping paper, boxes, and tissue paper. Bring us your items! They will be beautifully wrapped and ready to put under the tree. Below is the flyer with more information.
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Angel Tree

From Mr. Shade:


Can you please fill out any referrals for Angel Tree (Bellmead PD) for kids in need for Christmas:

The Police Department each year request names of children from the school counselors who the deem would greatly appreciate the gifts. We anonymously place angel ornaments on a Christmas tree in the department lobby. All wanting to participate and make donations are invited to select an angel and bring donated toys and other gifts. The officers will then deliver the gifts to the children (ages 16 or younger)

Savana Afinowicz

Crime Victims Liaison

Bellmead Police Department

701 Maxfield St.

Bellmead, TX 76705


Fax: (254)412-7559

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The resource below is available to your student or your family if you have issues. Please use this resource or share with anyone who may benefit from the resource.

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ICU and Saturday School

Keep up the good work!!!

ICU is offered Monday-Thursday from 4:15-5:15 in the library. Saturday School is each week from 9am-12pm excluding Holiday weekends.

Vaccine Clinics Every Tuesday...Spread the word!!! Please remind students that they will receive a $25 Gift Card for vaccinating!!

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Vision : To become a flagship high school in Central Texas.

Mission: The mission of LVHS is to become a flagship high school in this area by providing educational excellence for all students in an academically challenging, positive, and safe atmosphere.

Please use the google sheet below to record all of our successes for this upcoming year.


Shout Outs!

LVISD Board of Trustees for approving a Thank You Stipend!!! This is much appreciated.

Ms. Hyde, Ms. Watson, Commander Gompper, Chief Terry, Ms. Ammons/HOSA for helping to make our Food For Families campaign a SUCCESS!!!

To everyone for continuing to make our efforts a team effort to have all classes/areas covered.

Enjoy your Break!!! It is well deserved!!!

Upcoming Events

11/23 Girls Basketball vs. Killeen @ LVHS Gym

11/23 Boys Basketball vs. Killeen @ Killeen

11/26 Round Three Football Playoffs vs. Melissa in McKinney @ 7:00pm

11/30 AVID Mtg @ 7:30 AM

11/30 Boys Basketball vs. Waxahachie Life @ LVHS Gym

11/30 Girls Basketball vs. Georgetown @ Georgetown

12/2-4Boys Basketball Tournament- Midlothian Heritage

12/2-4 Girls Basketball Tournament-Glen Rose

12/2 City of Bellmead Christmas Parade

12/4 SAT Test @ LVHS

12/4 Regional Band Auditions

12/7 EOC English I Test-Retesters

12/7 Girls Basketball vs. Bishop Lynch @ LVHS

12/7 Boys Basketball vs. Copperas Cove @ LVHS

12/8 P-TECH Advisory Meeting

12/8 EOC Algebra Test-Retesters

12/9 EOC English II Test-Retesters

12/9-11 Boys Basketball Tournament- Jarrell

12/9 Girls Basketball Tournament-Hamilton

12/10 EOC Biology/US History Test-Retesters

12/10 Girls Basketball vs. Troy @ Troy

12/11 Girls Basketball Tournament-Hamilton

12/11 ACT @ LVHS

12/13 Band Christmas Concert

12/13-12/17 Semester Exams

12/14 Boys Basketball vs. Midlothian Heritage @ LVHS

12/14 Girls Basketball vs. Marlin @ Marlin

12/15 Faculty Meeting

12/17 Girls Basketball vs. Liberty Christian @ LVHS

12/17 Boys Basketball vs. Kennedale @ Kennedale

12/17 Grades Due before you leave

12/20-12/31 Holiday

12/20 Boys Basketball vs. Salado @ LVHS

12/27-12/30 Girls Basketball MT Rice Tournament

12/28-12/30 Boys Basketball Cameron Yoe Tournament

1/3-1/4 Staff Development Days