Lago Vista Middle School

2015-16

October 9th

EVERYTHING MATTERS!!!

Upcoming Events.....

Monday, October 13th -- School Holiday (Enjoy It)

Tuesday, October 13th -- Student Holiday

Tuesday, October 13th -- PTO Meeting in LVMS Library

Thursday, October 15th -- FB at Rockdale (Away)

Thursday, October 15th -- VB vs. Comfort (Home)

Friday, October 16th -- School Dance (6th-8th); Movie Night (5th grade)

Monday, October 19th -- VB at Florence (Away)

Tuesday, October 20th -- 8th Grade PSAT

Thursday, October 22nd -- FB vs. Cameron

Thursday, October 22nd -- Pep Rally (Pep Rally / Assembly Bell Schedule)

Friday, October 23rd -- PTO Lunch Provided

This week's attendance rate...

Teacher attendance rate this week = 96%


Our LVMS campus goal is to reach 98%!!


This week's attendance rate was 97% !!

Exciting classroom news....

Exciting news from Coach Karg's class...


Today the 8th grade ELA classes had a mystery skype with other middle schoolers in Wisconsin. Our skype was in preparation for our Global Read Aloud where we will read and discuss a shared book with other classes from around the world. The students brainstormed yes / no questions to help determine the location of our mystery class. As the students were asking the questions, they were also accessing maps on the ipad to ask further, more specific location questions. We took turns asking and being asked questions as we worked to "find" our mystery class. The experience was incredible and our 8th graders did an amazing job using information given to them to conclude where our new friends were located.Our classes will be skyping with others later next week as we continue to make connections with middle schoolers from around the world!
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Dance and Movie Night next Friday!!!

Everyone needs to sign up for at least one dance/movie night coverage. This Friday is the first one. Please let me know ASAP if you'd like to take the first dance.


The dates are:

10/16/2015

2/5/2016

4/22/2016


FYI.... Next Friday night, October 16th, is our first dance/movie night of the year. The dance is for grades 6-8 in the cafeteria and the movie night is for 5th grade in Viking Hall Board Room. Both activities begin at 6:30 and end at 9:00. Admission to the dance is $5 and $2 for the movie night. Dress Code will be enforced at both activities. There will be concession stands at both locations, so bring extra money for goodies.

COUNSELOR'S COUCH...

The district-wide character trait of the month is RESPECT. This includes respecting others and yourself! Respect is following the Golden Rule—treating others as you want to be treated. It is also tolerance and acceptance of all types of people. We will focus on delivering the message of respect in October to reinforce this character trait. We are going to include internet/cyber safety as well, because your “cyber reputation” is a part of self-respect. Parents, please help us with this message at home. Some ways to help include: monitoring your child’s friend/follow list, checking over their comments and messages in the cyber world, and making sure that your child actually knows the people on their friends/follow list. Most of our students are active in the cyber world, and we want everyone to be safe! Protecting one’s reputation is essential in self-respect!


Reminder: All 8th graders will take the PSAT on October 20. This test will be great experience for each student’s future. All students will be able to set up an account through the College Board, and this will allow students to prepare for their college and career readiness. Please encourage your 8th grader to do their best!

THE LVMS BLEACHER REPORT...

Cross Country (Coach Karg)


This is our inaugural season!!


Our middle school cross country team competed against 43 other schools and about 400 runners this past weekend at the McNeil Invitational. We had the odds stacked against us as we arrived 15 minutes before the race was to start. Some of our runners barely arrived to the start line as the gun went off, however, we still ran will a great amount of speed and determination. Many of our runners achieved a personal best time - and they didn't even get to warm-up and stretch!!!!


Runners Mallory Webb, Aiden Panter, Grace Coldicott, Leah Coldicott, Katie Richardson, Dakota Hutchins, and Miya Voita shaved more than 2 minutes off their 2 mile time from the week before!!!!


Our runners will compete in their district meet on Monday, October 19th in Ingram.



Volleyball (Coach DuBose & Coach Holt):


The Lady Vikings traveled to Blanco this past Monday for their district matches. Each team had their work cut out for them. These were not easy games, but the girls rose to the occasion. The 7th Grade Gold Team was the only team to come home with that "W." They came up short the first set 25-19, but came back and won the next two 25-22 and 15-10. They played exceptionally well. Kylie Dixon had a heck of a game on the front row with 3 kills and dominated her serving game with 8 points in a row. Ivory Mason had 3 assists. Emily Pieklik had a very good defensive game, getting her setters great passes to be able to set their hitters up. We LOVE ending a match with a bump, set, hit. Way to go 7th Grade Gold Team!


The 8th Grade Gold Team felll short to the Panthers in a two game match 25-7 and 25-17. They did some really good things throughout the match. Selina had a great serving game with 4 points from the line. Willow Nash had several digs from the back row and was really working to get her setter the ball.


The 7th and 8th Grade Blue Teams fell short as well. The scores were 25-16 and 25-19. As there are always areas to work on, I was pleased with their efforts. Blanco did not cut these girls any slack. There were some really great rallies that took place and I truly believe this competition called the girls to grow as a team. Jade Press and Aryana Wallace had an exceptional game from the attack line. Esther Long took a really deep serve beautifully with her hands and dug us out of several holes from the back row. She even had a kill from the back row!

The 8th Grade Blue Team wrapped up our night. These ladies took some very hard digs from #22 on Blanco. Mallory Webb, Monsie Martinez, and Juliessa Aguilar had one of the best defensive games I have seen all year. They were in the right spots back row taking balls left and right. I was very happy with their efforts. These ladies fought hard and it was a tough loss 25-18 and 25-8. However, we will get after it these next couple of weeks to prepare for those Panthers again at our District Tournament on October 24th.


Our next match is HOME next Thursday against Comfort on October 15th.


Football (Coach Fowler, Coach Rague, Coach Rogers, Coach Tomlin)


LVMS 7th & 8th Football vs. Florence


October 8, 2015


7th Grade:


Florence arrived early to Sisemore. However, the Vikings 7th grade team grounded the BUFFS by a score of 38 – 8. The Vikings took the opening kickoff with Josh Alexander making a nice return. Then QB, Adrian Hernandez made a botched play into a touchdown. He also converted the 2pt. play to get the Vikings first fire on the Ships. Vikings 6-0. Later

in the 1st Qtr. running back Josh Alexander had a long run for a TD. Adrian followed in on

the 2pt. conversion. Vikings 16-0. Layne Powers & Noah Hernandez are notable for making blocks on many plays to allow big plays. Later in the 2nd Qtr., running back Kaleb Alderete

dipped-n-dodged many buffaloes for 57 yds. to the endzone for a touchdown. QB, Adrian

Hernandez handled a busted conversion and scored the extra point try. Vikings 24-0 with

5:49 to go in the 2nd Qtr. After a missed 4th down conversion by the Buffaloes, the Vikings

again handed-off the ball to Kaleb Alderete for a 32 yd. TD run to paydirt. The conversion by R. Whitelaw was no good because of a few missed blocks by the lineman. Vikings lead going into halftime: 30 – 0. After the Vikings kicked-off to open the 3rd Qtr., they along with Florence traded possessions. The Vikings finally scored again at the end of the 3rd quarter. Josh Alexander rushed down field for the TD. Layne Powers ran in the 2pt. conversion. The Vikings had now stretched their lead 38-0. However, the Buffs weren’t done and rambled their way in for 6pts & the 2pt. conversion. The final score: Vikings 38- Buffs 8.


8th Grade:


The Vikings received the opening kickoff from the Buffs & Ben Carlton made a really nice

return to just past mid-field. Tristian Arambula & then Sam Hurley traded carries for the

Vikings as they moved the ball down the field. On a 2nd & 6, Tristian rumbled into the

endzone for 6pts. Tristian also pushed his way into the zone on the 2pt. conversion via the

‘Swinging Gate’. Vikings 8-0 with 2:25 to go in the first quarter. The Vikings & Buffaloes

then traded back-n-forth possessions in the 2nd Qtr. So at halftime, Vikings 8 & Buffs – 0.

The 2nd half kickoff to the Buffs was supposed to be a short kick, but instead it was a

sidewinder type roll and the Vikings Preston Coffey recovered the kick on the Buffs end of

the field. The next play had the Vikings moving early to back-up 5yds. So, Nathan

Weichman connected with Sam Hurley on a 46yd. pass for a touchdown. Nathan then

scored on the 2pt. conversion. Vikings 16 - 0. Lago Vista then held Florence on their 4th

down attempt to take over at mid-field. Tristian Arambula rushed the next carry into the

endzone for 6pts. & the 2pt. conversion. Vikings 24-0 with 5:05 to go in the 3rd qtr. The

offensive line (Angel Martinez, Jack Hood, Ethan Harris, Wm. Hamilton, Hunter Sims & Seth

Babin) continued to open holes in the Buff defense and Preston Coffey kept making nice cuts on the Buff secondary to allow the backs & QB to have nice rushing yards. At the end of the 3rd qtr. Jacob Garcia had an interception (INT) return for 16yds. However, the Vikes didn’t capitalize of the ball and turned-over to the Buffs on downs. The 4th qtr. began with the Buffs moving the ball and making a few pass completions. They did score at 4:20 in the 4th, to make it…Vikings-24 & Buffs-6. The Vikings held Florence out of the endzone on their 2pt. attempt. Lago Vista then could not get-it-going again and turned over the ball on downs. However, two plays later with 1:50 to go in the 4th, Grant Arrieta picked-up a fumble by the Buff running back an returned it for 6yds. The Vikings ran out the clock with the Victory formation. Vikings 24 & Buffaloes 6.


Both of the Lago Vista teams are 1–0 in District play. They all travel to Rockdale next week

with the Super Team playing at 4:30, 7th @ 5:30 & the 8th will play @ 6:30PM.

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Appraisal Calendar Dates:

October 23, 2015 - Quarterly Assessment Form Due, 1st 9 weeks


December 18, 2015 - Quarterly Assessment Form Due, 2nd 9 weeks


March 11, 2016 - Quarterly Assessment Form Due, 3rd 9 weeks


May 3, 2016 - Appraisal End Date


May 11, 2015 - Last Day for Summative Evaluation