Lago Vista Middle School

2015-2016

February 12th

EVERYTHING MATTERS!!!

Upcoming Events.....

Monday, February 15th -- NO School -- Presidents Day

Tuesday, February 16th -- SHAC Meeting

Thursday, February 18th -- Tennis vs. Grisham (at Westwood HS 4:00)

Friday, February 19th -- NJHS Hoops for Hearts 3 on 3 Basketball Competition

Friday, February 26th -- Track Meet at Blanco

Friday, March 4th -- Track Meet at Troy

Monday, March 7th -- Tennis vs. Canyon Vista (at Westwood HS 4:00)

Friday, March 11th -- Track Meet at Lampasas

Saturday, March 25th -- Tennis at G'town tournament

Friday, April 1st -- Track Meet at LVHS

Friday, April 8th -- District Track Meet at Florence

Saturday, April 30th -- Tennis at Mustang Open (at Westwood HS)

Saturday, May 7th -- District Tennis Tournament

This week's attendance rate...

Our LVMS campus goal is to reach 98%!!


This week's attendance rate = 97% (up 1%)


Attendance Reminder...Parents please remember to always send in a note to excuse your child for their absence. A phone call does not excuse your child unless a note is received on your child's return to school. Thank you!

Celebrating our UIL Academic Championship...

Back-2-Back UIL Championship shirts are now on sale! Order forms are in the upper campus front office. I am very proud of our students and coaches who made this possible. Let's show our school pride by wearing these around town!!
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LOOK......LOOK.......look...... read me!!!

Our biggest issue right now are leggings...... Here is the part of the dress code that explains appropriateness.


Specific standards of dress are as follows:

1. Dresses and non-uniform clothing must be of sufficient length to allow for performing normal school functions without immodest exposure. All outer garments (skirts, shorts, dresses, shirts worn over tights, etc.) are required to be no shorter than six inches above the back of the knee. Spandex shorts, tights, and leggings are allowed ONLY with an outer garment that meets the six inches policy. Undergarments must not be visible. Garters and garter belts are considered undergarments.

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LVMS Students writing essays...

The Lago Vista Women's Club sponsored an essay writing contest for 8th grade girls. The essay's topic was "Connection an inclusion of the character trait, Citizenship, in a digital world." Essays were judged on spelling and grammar, content depth, minimum of 250 words, maximum of 500 words.


Our first place winner was Natalie Adams. She received $100 and a certificate of excellence. Our honorable mention was Ashlyn Pasak. She received a certificate as well.

Both young ladies were invited and recognized at the Women's Club luncheon on Tuesday, February 9th. They will also be recognized at the February LVISD School Board Meeting.

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LVMS stuco reaches out...

This week, LVMS Student Council students spread Viking Valentine cheer as they shared their homemade Valentines with the residents of New Hope Manor Retirement and Assisted Living Center. Our students exhibited our Viking character traits of respect, giving, caring, and responsibility through this venture. The residents of New Hope Manor were delighted to see the smiling faces of our Lago Vista Viking representatives, and the students were equally honored to enjoy music time with the seniors. Much thanks to Dr. Robert D'Lorm, parent of Diego D'Lorm, for coming to speak to our Student Council in advance of the trip in order to help prepare them and to share information about issues with aging. Lago Vista Vikings have heart!

Counselor's Couch...

Our “Hoops for Hearts” 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be on Friday, February 19. We will run an assembly schedule for this event. The NJHS students are coordinating the event, and all proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association. Last week, the PSAT score reports were mailed to 8th grade students. For more information, please visit https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/swf/college-ed/english/index.html. This is a great site that is produced and maintained by the College Board, and it has many resources for students of all ages. This link, as well as others, are also posted on the counselor website, which can be accessed from our school homepage. Please visit often, because resources are added regularly.

GT takes a field trip to museum...

Last Friday the 6-8th grade GT students went to the Cedar Park Science and Technology Museum. They spent the day exploring hands-on exhibits featuring sound waves, color spectrums, echolocation, heat energy and magnetic fields.


In addition to the exhibition hall activities they enjoyed a live Planetarium show along with a movie showing how NASA created their Interstellar Boundary Explorer. The movie showed how the IBEX is collecting high-speed atoms to create a map of our Solar System boundary.


The students were challenged to create their own electromagnetic motors and a model of the skeletal system.

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Troy Kimmel speaks to our 5th grade...

Troy Kimmel speaks about all things involved with meteorology. Thank you to Darcy Burke for making arrangements for him to come out again this year to speak to our students.

2015-16 LVMS Parent Survey........

Thank you to everyone who participated in our LVMS Parent Survey. Your input will help make LVMS a better place for our students.

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Baseball and softball seasons are just around the corner....

LVUB Youth Baseball and Softball registration is open now at www.lagovistaunitedbaseball.com
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Yearbooks for SALE...

LVMS 2015-2016 YEARBOOKS ARE NOW ON SALE. ORDER YOURS TODAY!


Memories are being made every day and we want to help you preserve them forever.

Your yearbook captures those once-in-a lifetime memories in a single place.

Guarantee that you will never forget them by purchasing your copy NOW!


A limited number of books will be ordered and once they are gone, that's it.


Don't miss out. Order yours today!


If you want to use a credit card or debit card you can:

Purchase online by logging on to our secure website: YearbookOrderCenter.com

or Purchase by phone by calling the toll free at 1.866.287.3096 (M-F 8am-5pmCentral)

The LVMS order number is : 18995


Please have this number handy when you call or log in to order your yearbook.

To purchase directly via cash or check, order forms are available in the front office and on the middle school website. Order forms need to be returned to the front office or to Mrs. Luce Wright in Upper Campus Room 115.

Student Drop Off...

Just a reminder to drop your students off at Viking Hall in the morning. Supervision of students begins at 7:30.

Bleacher Report...

Tennis and Track are up and running... and I guess in full swing!

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LVMS Golf Information for upcoming season...

Golf is one of our spring sports after track season. It is an after school sport only offered to 7th and 8th grade student-athletes. You must have a physical on file as well as all other athletic paperwork. You do not have to be in the athletic period to participate.


Students participating must provide transportation to and from the golf course for practice. They must also supply their own golf clubs, balls, and tees., as well as a basic knowledge of the game and some skill to be developed.


Practice will be twice a week from 4-5:30. Boys and girls will have separate days for practice. The practice schedule will be given out at a later date.


Tournaments will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays after school. Once the schedule has been finalized I will hand them out. Transportation to all tournaments will be provided by LVMS.


Players must understand that it is a privilege to participate on the golf team and to be able to use the course and facilities provided.


**If one does not follow course rules or is a problem, they can and will be removed from the course and team.


We will have an informational and schedule meeting at the beginning of March during lunch.


If there are any questions you can contact Coach Kudrna:

Email: Kudrna_tanner@lagovista.txed.net

School Phone: 512-267-8300 x2500

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