LVHS Newsletter

Excellence In All We Do.

September 15, 2023

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Volleyball rolled Temple on Homecoming!

Homecoming was a fun night with football taking care of Giddings and celebrating our Homecoming King and Queen

Congrats Sabrina and Eliel!

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Students finished Homecoming festivities with a dance to round out the night!

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House Bill 3 Information for parents

The Texas legislature passed House Bill 3 (HB 3) during the 88th Regular Legislative Session which requires a minimum of one armed security officer during school hours at District campuses. The new statute states that an armed security officer must be: (1) a school district peace officer (only available if the District has its own police department); (2) a school resource officer; or (3) a commissioned peace officer employed as security personnel. Lago Vista ISD committed to evolving to meet the safety needs of students and staff and is currently exploring how best to comply with new requirements resulting from the passage of HB 3.

The new law allows a school board to claim a good cause exception and identify an alternative standard if lack of funding or availability of personnel makes complying with House Bill 3 impossible. Currently, both are true - there is inadequate funding to fund all of the required positions and there is a shortage of available personnel who qualify to serve as an armed security officer under Section 37.0814(a). As such, the Lago Vista ISD Board of Trustees voted to claim a good cause exception due to a lack of adequate funding and qualified personnel.

As a priority step, the District is currently working with the City of Lago Vista and the Lago Vista Police Department to develop and approve an agreement to provide a school resource officer in the 2023-2024 school year, with the intent of additional SROs added in subsequent years until full compliance with HB 3 is met. The Lago Vista Police Department is also currently providing increased patrols and campus walkthroughs at each campus in the District. We are grateful for our continued partnership with the city and our local law enforcement and their efforts towards ensuring the safety and security of our students, staff, and visitors.

In addition to working to establish a school resource officer program with the City of Lago Vista, the District is also evaluating the other allowable alternatives that satisfy exceptions to the requirements of HB 3. Options under consideration include armed security guardians, employee guardians, and contracting with a security services contractor to provide commissioned security officers as defined by

Texas Occupations Code section 1702.322.

To learn more about the safety and security measures in place, please visit our updated Lago Vista ISD Safety Information page.

Sign up for the ASVAB

If your student (grades 10-12) is interested in taking the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) use the QR code below to sign up!
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Picture Day Next Week!

Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will take their school pictures on September 21 and retakes will be November 14. Pictures packets will go home with students soon!

Parking Permits

LVHS will issue citations for any vehicle parked on campus that does not have a Parking Permit.

Parking permits are $35 and can be paid for online below. Students should complete the form (they can pick them up from the front office) and show payment confirmation in order to receive a permit.

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Want to refer your student for GT?

LVISD is accepting GT Referrals now through October 2.

Please complete the link below!

GT Referral Form

LVHS Test Dates

PSAT/NMSQT (10th & 11th): October 18

PSAT 9: October 19

CCMR Facebook

Check out the LVHS College, Career, and Military Readiness Facebook for the latest information on preparing your student for life after graduation!

Senior Section:


Don't miss out on important information! Follow the directions below to sign up to receive texts messages about important senior events!

Senior parents, you are welcome to sign up as well!

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Important Dates:

Senior Pictures: November 2 and 3

Senior Nights:

Football - November 3 (Senior Walk)

Volleyball - October 10

Girls' Basketball - February 2

Boys' Basketball - February 23


Opens - December 1

Closes - June 30

Cap and Gown/Graduation Invitation Orders: November 29 and 30 during lunch

GenTx Day: May 1

Blue and Gold Ceremony: May 15, 6 PM

Graduation Practice and Walk: May 23

Graduation: May 24

Senior pictures

Senior pictures will be November 2 and 3. Information will be sent out soon!

Attention - SENIOR GIRLS!

The Lago Vista Women's Club (LVWC) scholarship is back for the Class of 2024. The LVWC awarded a total of $53,750.00 for 24 of the 2023 graduating senior girls.

Now it's your turn! In order to be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you MUST ATTEND the LVWC Scholarship Luncheon. It will be held on Monday, 10/16/23, in the MAC, from 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm.

Just scan the QR code on the image posted so you can RSVP that you will attend the luncheon. If you have a schedule conflict, please let Mrs. Clark know right away.

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Senior GenTx Day

At the end of every year, we recognize seniors and the colleges they plan to attend at the GenTX pep rally. In order to include all seniors who plan to go to college, students must upload their acceptance letter as a PDF or an image using this Google form:

Students have to be logged into their LVISD account to complete the form.

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Free and Reduced-Price Meal News

As a reminder, LVISD transitioned back to Free and Reduced-Price Meals for the 22-23 school year. The federal government is no longer funding the free lunch program, which was part of the COVID-19 pandemic aid package. All families are encouraged to fill out the Free and Reduced-Price Meals applications. If your child previously received free or reduced-priced meals, a new application must be received to determine if your child still qualifies. Previous free and reduced-meal eligibility has now expired. You can fill out the Free & Reduced Meal application online at MySchoolApps by clicking on the following link (available in multiple languages in top right corner):

For questions regarding applications, please contact Michelle Jackson, and for questions regarding student purchases, please contact Jennifer Porter.

Parent Portal (Ascender)

Please make sure you are connected to your account so that you are able to see your child's grades and attendance at the tap of your finger.

Forget your Ascender password over the summer? Check out the document below!

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Booster Club Corner

Homecoming was a great success with volunteers and board members sweating away the night and a Viking win! Thanks to all our volunteers; we couldn’t do it without you!

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This week we unveiled two new weekly Facebook campaigns: “Member Monday” and “Where are They Wednesday?”. Check out these weekly posts on the Lago Vista Vikings Booster Club Facebook page. Below are this week’s highlights.

Don’t forget to sign up for our Member Night Out on Saturday, September 23rd at 6:30 p.m. at Darling Art School here.

Stay tuned for our new website, currently a work in progress and follow us on Facebook!


The Booster Club continues to grow in an effort to support the needs of both the Lago Vista MS and HS athletic programs. The largest concession fundraiser, by far, is Varsity football!! It takes so many of us members and parents coordinating each week to prepare and organize for game day, and it wouldn’t be possible without the support from our volunteers who help with the tedious “background” work.

The Booster Club would like to recognize those volunteers who go above and beyond each week. We are soooo excited to debut our "Member Monday”! For the first time, we would like to recognize and thank our very own Viking mom, Kelli Wilder!!!

For those who may not know her, Kelli brings the “E” to enthusiasm! She has gone above and beyond these past couple of weeks helping us execute a seamless start to our Viking football season. When you look up the word "volunteerism", Kelli demonstrates all the attributes associated with it: selflessness, being a team player, optimism, and most definitely (in Kelli’s case) laughter! Whether it's hanging 70 Shout-Out banners (in 100+ degree weather) or helping to get the reserved Valhalla parking signs out before game time, volunteering in concessions during the week to help cut veggies, bag pickles, or simply whatever else is needed, she is there with a smile and a laugh for us all. We are so thankful and blessed to have Kelli and her grill-master husband, Chris, who also gives so much of his time to the same cause, as our members of the week!!

(*Note: their son, Ben #51, is a senior this year and plays OL/DL for the Vikings).

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One of the LV Vikings Booster Club's main purposes is to support our student-athletes by providing scholarships to eligible seniors who are attending private or public college or universities or trade or technical schools. We are so proud of our amazing Lago Vista alumni, so we have established "Where are they Wednesday?" to recognize former Booster Club scholarship recipients.

This week, we are recognizing Morgan Burke. Morgan is a 2023 graduate of LV High School where she participated in golf, volleyball, track & field, and basketball. She also participated as a student Athletic Trainer, assisting with the football team throughout practices and games.

Morgan is currently attending Texas A&M University in College Station, studying kinesiology on a path towards athletic training. Morgan said "I am finding my place here and making goals. Some of my goals are to create stronger bonds with people, join an organization, get more connected with the sports teams, and become an Athletic Trainer with Texas A&M." No doubt in our minds, Morgan will accomplish anything and everything she sets her mind to! Check out her video on our Facebook page.

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Whitney "HotShot" Vaughan-Christopher Memorial Scholarship Fund

Whitney’s dedication and commitment in LV sports awarded her Top Female Booster Scholarship. A shout-out banner is now hanging at the start of Victory Walk at the LVHS Football field to honor Whitney Vaughan-Christopher. Passion committed her to every Viking athlete through her Athletic Training at LV. With her family, we would like to continue her legacy and STAY STRONG. Donations will go to her Memorial Scholarship Fund for the future. If you would like to donate to the Whitney "Hot Shot" Vaughan-Christopher Memorial Scholarship Fund, please visit this website. #RowLikeWhit #AeTT
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Every Wednesday in LVISD is college day! Students should wear their favorite college t-shirt!

District Resources

The following links will provide information or directions that parents might find useful!

Want to check grades? Visit for directions.

Want to add money to your child's lunch account? Visit for directions.

Want to check out the student code of conduct and handbook? Visit

Community Connections

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Who should I talk to about...

Attendance - including absences, doctor notes, students who need to leave school early: Our attendance clerk, Cynthia England, 512-267-8300, extension 5500

Immunizations, illnesses, medications: Our nurse, Kat Azevedo, 512-267-8300, extension 5506

Registration and transcripts: Our registrar, Lisa Dohm, 512-267-8300, extension 5503

College and Career Readiness, TSI, ASVAB, etc: Our CCMR Coordinator, Lara Clark, 512-267-8300, extension 5504

Schedules, credits, social-emotional resources: Our counselor, Sarah Shiver (last names starting with A-L) and Dusty Kinslow (last names starting with M-Z) 512-267-8300, extension 5510

Student Discipline, Ideas for School Improvement: Our Principal, Stu Taylor, or Assistant Principals Missy Howard and David Hilsenteger, 512-267-8300, extension 5500

About Us

The mission of Lago Vista High School is to use the four years allotted to teach, motivate, and challenge each student to rise to the highest level of academic excellence possible in a premiere learning environment. We are committed to sending into the world individuals who use problem-solving skills to impact their community in a responsible manner.