Lago Vista High School News!

A newsletter for the parents, students, and staff of LVHS!

Excellence in ALL we do!

Monday, May 4, 2015

What's Been Happening?!

Academic UIL Team Members Advance to State!

Please be sure to congratulate the following outstanding students when you see them! It takes a lot of brains and hard work to make it to the state level. We are so proud!

These students will compete at the University of Texas during the Week of May 26!

Madeline Ambrose: Headline Writing

Brodie Willard: Informative Speaking

Jake Ward: Prose Interpretation

Emily Moseley: Ready Writing

Matthew Babyak: Science

Lily Jameson: Social Studies

Science Team:

Matthew Babyak

Angel Gonzales

Kelsey Mumford

Sam Tiona

Social Studies Team

Lily Jameson

Andrew Callan

Kendrick Green

Isaiah Garcia

AP Scholars Announced!

We have several students who have been commended by the College Board for excellence on AP exams!

AP Scholars

Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.

Madeline Ambrose

Jocelynn McCaleb

AP Scholars with Honor

Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

Preston Durham

Emily Moseley

AP Scholars with Distinction

Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

Matthew Babyak

Angel Gonzalez

Kelsey Mumford

Emily Wheeler

Congratulations to these students on this outstanding accomplishment!

NHS Induction Ceremony on Thursday!

Lago Vista High School is pleased to announce the selection of new members to the JJ Carlton Chapter of the National Honor Society. The official induction ceremony will be held in the PAC on May 7th at 6:30pm.

Inductees: Cierra Abbott, Daniel Babyak, Cassandra Carlton, Daniel Carter, Tyler Cheatham, Ashley D’Ambrose, Alex Deleon, Alaina Digann, Collin Docker, Jacob Geisler, Sydney Gutierrez-Gomez, Emily Hahn, Bryce Hardway, Lindsay Hickson, Chloe Hoyles, Madelyn Jackson, Autumn Jarrett, Rileigh Jones, Logan Knab, Sarah Malone, Halle Mitchell, Jae Morquecho, Jacob Morris, Meliton Rios, Colton Roach, Katlyn Robicheaux, Caitlin Ross, Jacob Runnels, Shelby Schwartz, Linzi Standiford, Kelly Statham, Chase Whitelaw, Carmen Williamson, Nina Bortolussi, Bailey-Coll Houser, Lacey Nugent, Peyton Price, Keli Rymer, Clayton Stamper, and Shaylan Wehner.

Congratulations to all of these students!

Graduation 2015 - Details!

The graduation ceremony for the LVHS Class of 2015 will begin at 6:00 pm in the Lago Vista High School gym on Friday, May 29, 2015. Doors will open at 5:15 pm. We hope to see you all there!

Band Headed to Peach Bowl Next School Year!

From our band director, Mr. Ruiz:

If you have not heard, The Lago Vista High School Band is proud to announce that we have been invited to participate in this coming year’s Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia, December 27th-January 1st, 2016. The Lago Vista Viking Band is honored to have received an amazing invitation to participate in the bowl parade activities, as recognition for the achievements from the past three years. Someone passed on some great news about our upcoming band program here in Lago Vista. Whoever that was……… THANK YOU!

Attending the Peach Bowl will provide these talented and dedicated students the opportunity to not only represent our school district but also the community of Lago Vista on a nationwide scale.

We are asking for your help in making this trip come true. We will organize several fundraisers for the next few months and we are asking you to please support us in anyway you can. We would appreciate you passing on the great news to others. The more people that know about this great opportunity the more support we will get.

I’m very, very excited about this great opportunity. It is simply amazing! We will march in the Peach Bowl Parade, compete in Jazz Band, Marching Band, Concert Band competitions, be part of the pre-game activities, but most of all, our students will perform with about 1000 other musicians from across the nation in one of the nation’s most popular bowl games.

Anyway, thank you ahead of time for your awesome support of the Lago Vista Viking Band Program!

Musically yours,

Pat Ruiz

Counselor's Corner!

“Mandatory May Matters” that need your attention!

  • Sophomores and Juniors interested in taking ACC Dual Credit classes this summer, or in the fall, must complete the necessary paperwork and be advised by ACC before they will be able to register for the class! See Mrs. Slaughter for details. Summer registration starts May 4 and Fall registration starts June 8.

  • AP Exams start this week and continue through next week. Please see calendar in this newsletter for details.

  • Invitations will be sent out this week for our “Blue & Gold Awards Ceremony” to be held Wednesday, May 20, at 6:30pm.

  • Seniors have a MANDATORY graduation practice on Friday, May 29, at 9:30 in the gym.

Calendar for 2015-2016 Has Been Approved.

Check out the newly approved LVISD calendar at!

Senior Field Trip Details!

Graduating seniors are attending a senior field trip at Hawaiian Falls Waterfalls in Pflugerville on May 28. ANY SENIOR OWING TIME DUE TO EXTENSIVE ABSENCES MUST MAKE UP THEIR TIME PRIOR TO MAY 20 IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND THE FIELD TRIP. Please see Mr. Holt for more information about making up time. Thanks!

STAAR Testing is This Week!

Please be sure to mark your calendar for the following important dates:

Tuesday, May 5: US History STAAR

Wednesday, May 6: Biology STAAR

Thursday, May 7: Algebra STAAR

These testing dates will only affect the students who are currently enrolled in these classes or who have previously failed one of these STAAR tests.

AP Testing the Next Two Weeks!

Monday, May 4: AP Environmental Science

Tuesday, May 5: AP Calculus AB

Wednesday, May 6: AP English Lit and Comp and AP Physics 1

Thursday, May 7: AP Spanish Language and Culture

Monday, May 11: AP Biology

Wednesday, May 13: AP English Language and Composition

Friday, May 15: AP Microeconomics and AP Human Geography

Semester Testing Schedule!

Semester Exam Week:

Seniors –

Tuesday, May 26 – Periods 1, 2, 3 and 4

Wednesday, May 27 – Periods 5, 6, 7, and 8

Thursday, May 28 – Senior Field Trip for eligible seniors (earned all needed credits, made up all time)

Friday, May 29 – Graduation practice at 9:30 am – LVHS gym, Graduation at 6:00 pm – LVHS gym

Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors –

Tuesday, May 26 – Periods 1 and 2

Wednesday, May 27 – Periods 5 and 6

Thursday, May 28 – Periods 3 and 4

Friday, May 29 – Periods 7 and 8

We have early release at 12:15 pm on Friday, May 29. Student iPads, cases, charging bricks and cords will be taken up on the last day of school.

Teacher Appreciation Week - Due to STAAR testing, LVHS is Celebrating the Week of May 10!

Technically, this coming week in Teacher Appreciation Week. Here are some ideas on ways to show thanks to your son's or daughter's favorite teachers:

Monday, May 4th - Bring a card and a flower! – We are encouraging students or parents to make a card and bring a flower in for their teacher(s) on this day.

Tuesday, May 5th – National Teacher Appreciation Day! - Teacher Treat Day! We are encouraging all to bring a special treat for their teacher(s). This could be a snack, candy, gum, chocolate, or a drink. I will email out their “favorites” sheet.

Wednesday, May 6th - Bring an energy drink! – Bring an energy drink for their teacher(s). Our teachers LOVE those drinks!

Thursday, May 7th - Bring a giftcard day! – We are encouraging all to bring in a $5 gift card for your child’s teacher(s) on this day! Some suggestions: Starbucks, Sonic, Subway, etc.

Friday, May 8th - Weekend Getaway! We are encouraging all to bring a special treat for their teacher(s) that that will help them relax…

Thanks for all you do to show our teachers they are supported and appreciated!

Progress Reports Available This Week!

Be sure to check your students grades this week as progress reports will be updated. This is the last progress report check this school year!

Prom is This Weekend!

This year's prom is on May 9th at One World Theatre in Austin. The theme is "Puttin' on the Ritz" and has a Gatsby/Roaring 20's vibe. Super fun! Prom tickets are still on sale and can be purchased from Ms. Chapman or Mrs. Ludlum. All guests must be approved.

Seniors Send Us Your Group Photos!

Group photos will be used in a slideshow at graduation! Please email Kaleigh Moreland and Shannon Connolly with your pictures!

No selfies! Only seniors, please!

Last Call For Yearbook!

We still have a few yearbooks left! Send a check for $50 with your student's name in the memo and give it to the yearbook sponsor, Mrs. Holt!

It's a Very Busy Spring!

Check out our May at a Glance at

There is so much going on...Please be sure to remind your student to keep up with their classwork while out of school on school-related trips. It is very easy to dig a hole that is really hard to get out of if they don't!

Semester Exam Exemptions Are Back!

As of February 26, 2015:

Perfect Attendance in ALL YOUR CLASSES? EXEMPT 3 FINALS!



Students can choose any class in which they have at least an 80% for the fourth nine weeks and are passing for the year!

Need to Report Mean or Unsafe Behaviors?

While we encourage students to report unsafe and violent behaviors to a school official immediately, there is also StayALERT!

Help STOP bullying, acts of violence, harassment, drug/alcohol use and other unsafe behaviors!

Confidentially report school-related, unsafe, violent, or illegal behavior at any time, day or night.

Call or Text : 1-206-406-6485

Report Online:

Send an Email:

StayALERT is monitored in REAL TIME by REAL PEOPLE!

Who do I talk to about...

Attendance - including absences, doctor's notes, students needing to leave school early : Our attendance clerk,, 512-267-8300, extension 5500

Registration, Transcripts: Our registrar,, 512-267-8300, extension 5503

Student Emotional Support, College Readiness, Student Schedules: Our counselor,, 512-267-8300, extension 5500

Student Discipline, Ideas for School Improvement: Our assistant principal, or principal,, 512-267-8300, extension 5500

Bell Schedule!

A – Day

7:55 – 9:25 – Period 1

9:30 – 11:10 – Period 2 (announcements from 11:00-11:10)

11:15 – 11:45 – Period 3A lunch

11:50 – 1:20 – Period 3A

11:15 – 12:15 – Period 3B

12:15 – 12:45 – Lunch 3B

12:50 – 1:20 – Period 3B

1:25 – 2:55 – Period 4

3:00 – 3:25 – Tutorials/Enrichment/Acceleration/Mentoring (TEAM)


7:55 – 9:25 – Period 5

9:30 – 11:10 – Period 6 (announcements from 11:00-11:10)

11:15 – 11:45 – Period 7A lunch

11:50 – 1:20 – Period 7A

11:15 – 12:15 – Period 7B

12:15 – 12:45 – Lunch 7B

12:50 – 1:20 – Period 7B

1:25 – 2:55 – Period 8

3:00 – 3:25 – Tutorials/Enrichment/Acceleration/Mentoring (TEAM)