Lago Vista High School News!

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

Excellence in Everything.

Monday, March 16, 2015

What's Been Happening?!

The Calendar is Super Full!

Check out our March 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!

Join us for a Parent Tech Training!

Please come to a presentation by Randy Mathisen as he teaches parents how to get the most out of our Canvas Learning Management System. Did you know that you can access class notes? class assignments BEFORE they are due? course syllabi? and more! Please come to the MAC at the LVHS as 6 pm on Wednesday, March 25, to learn how to become a "Canvas Observer". Mr. Mathisen will also spend the end of the session getting feedback from parents on this past year and plans for next year.

Yearbook News!

Don't forget to order your 2015 Lago Vista High School yearbook!

You can order one of two ways:

1. Go to and use order number 6814


2. Bring a check for $50 to the high school and give to Mrs. Holt.

THIS week is Spring Break! School will resume on Monday, March 23, at 7:55 am! Enjoy the time off with your favorite Vikings!

AP Review Session Dates


April 11, 9:00-12:00 pm

April 18, 9:00-12:00 pm

May 2, 9:00-12:00 pm

AP Biology

May 4, 3:00-5:00 pm

May 5, 3:00-5:00 pm
May 6, 3:00-5:00 pm

May 7, 3:00-5:00 pm

May 8, 3:00-5:00 pm

Course Selection Cards Out in April!

We are already planning for next school year! The LVHS Course Description Guide will be posted to our website April 2 and course selection cards will be distributed to students on April 13, 2015. We will have a parent meeting on Wednesday, April 22, from 6-7 in the PAC. We will talk about new course offerings for the new year.

STAAR Testing Dates!

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

Monday, March 30: English 1 STAAR

Wednesday, April 1: English 2 STAAR

Tuesday, May 5: Algebra STAAR

Wednesday, May 6: Biology STAAR

Thursday, May 7: US History 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.

GT Showcase!

Please be sure to come up and see some awesome student work at the LVISD GT Showcase, on April 9, 6:30-8:00, in the MAC at Lago Vista High School.

Garage Sale for Special Olympics!

Please show your support by visiting the Special Olympic Garage Sale on Saturday, March 28, at the Academy Day Care on Lohman Ford and Dawn, from 7:30-1:00. If you have any donations to contribute to the garage sale, please email Thank you for your support!

If Your Student is in Pre-AP Spanish:

Mrs. Saarinen confirmed this past week that her return date to LVHS is Monday, April 6, 2015. Thanks, Mrs. Marino and Mrs. Lash, for your hard work keeping the pace in our advanced Spanish classes while Mrs. Saarinen is out on leave. Thanks also to the parents and students for the support and patience they have shown over the past few months. It is very, very much appreciated!

Counselor's Corner!


Local Scholarship Applications are due Tuesday, March 24, at 4:00 pm. No late applications will be accepted. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to earn financial support from our generous Lago Vista Community!

Ready for the SAT or ACT?

Check out these resources:

1. Join Catalyst for an ACT Bootcamp, a 2-day workshop that arms students with go-to strategies for every question they are guaranteed to face on the ACT. Catalyst's ACT Bootcamp is the only prep class designed by instructors who take the actual ACT every time the test is offered.

Dates & Times: Saturday, March 28th from 9am-1pm and Sunday, March 29th from 1pm-5pm

Cost: Just $175 for non-MFHS students, they unfortunately cannot accommodate walk-in students

2. The College Board website has sample SAT questions, full practice tests, official study guide as well as an online course: Location: Marble Falls High School.

3. SAT Vocabulary App by Brainscape. It is $10, but it is a great study tool:*/id390573216?mt=8

4. In May 2015, Khan Academy will launch a free personalized study program:

Register for upcoming Spring 2015 tests at:

Austin National College Fair

Austin Convention Center

Tuesday, April 7: 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Parents and students participating in National College Fairs meet one-on-one with representatives from colleges and universities to discuss admission and financial aid opportunities at their respective institutions.

Register before the fair​ to make the most of your time onsite and ensure that colleges can follow up with you. Review the list of colleges that will be at the fair.

Upon arrival at the fair, pick up a map to find your best-fitting colleges. Counselors will be available onsite to help you determine the colleges that meet your requirements regarding major, location, and other areas of interest.​ ​

Report Cards Mailed Home on March 27, 2015!

Today marks the end of the third nine weeks. Report cards will be mailed home on Friday, March 27. Please be sure you are signed up to TxConnect so you can request to get alerts on grades and attendance.

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)