LVMS Weekly Newsletter

Week of April 3rd, 2017

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Upcoming Events

Monday April 3rd

6th, 7th Reading Benchmark

8th Science Benchmark

Tuesday April 4th

6th Math Benchmark

8th Social Studies Benchmark

Wednesday April 5th

Algebra I Benchmark #2

Friday April 7th

District Track Meet at Johnson City H.S.

Friday April 14th

Staff/Student Holiday

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Attendance this week...

Our goal is 98% attendance and our attendance was 96% this week.

Remember: Students must be in attendance at least 90% of the days the class is taught in order to receive credit or a final grade in a class. We appreciate our parents' efforts in helping us minimize student absences and prepare our students for their futures!

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Interim Principal Update: A Note From Mr. Tucker

Dear Parents,

Well, we have started the testing season. We had a number of tests this week, and as you know, there are more to come. And this too, shall pass.

This week my thoughts have been focused on the huge difference that parents make in the lives of their children. Here are a few thoughts along that line and how we can continue to make that difference.

1. The time you spend with your children is priceless for them and precious to you. They grow up all too fast. You will look around one day and see that they have gone.Take advantage of this time to teach the values you want for them to depend on as life presents its challenges.

2. Emphasize education. Whether you can see it or not, what you consider important they will consider important. Of course, it is critical that actions reflect words.

3. It is important to set routines. Study after study has addressed this. Kids do better when they have specific times for such things as chores, school work, meals, bedtime, etc.

4. It is important to set high expectations and provide the support needed if they don't quite reach the goal or simply fail. The important lesson is to keep trying, perseverance makes a huge difference in this life.

5. Help them build self confidence by taking on difficult tasks and working through what it takes to accomplish the task.

6. Help them understand that getting along is important in this world. Most work environments today require team effort.

7. Show them how goal setting and problem solving go hand-in-hand.

8. And finally, help them understand how important self awareness is. Understanding their own motivation and values will help them as they navigate a too often daunting world.

Best wishes,


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PTO Hospitality Luncheon - Southern Style

A big " Thank You " to our parents and Mary Wolff, who provided the staff with a 'Southern Style' luncheon this past Friday.

It was a wonderful way to end a week of STAAR Testing.

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PTO provides Food for Thought

Thank you to Kris Arrieta and the PTO for providing the students and staff with snacks and water for our recent STAAR Testing. It was greatly appreciated by students and staff alike.
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Jarrell Track Meet Results

Jarrell Track Meet

March 20, 2017

Our track teams traveled to Jarrell on Monday, March 20th and competed against 6 other schools. We had another impressive showing. Below you will find the highlights of the meet for the 8th and 7th grade girls’ track teams.

The 8th grade finished 2nd with a 163 points behind Salado. We are very proud of all of these young ladies who came out to complete on the Monday after Spring Break!

Long Jump – Schuyler Burke – 6th place

Triple Jump – Jade Press – 1st place

Discus – Haylee Horn – 3rd place

High Jump – Grace Coldicott – 1st place

Jade Press – 3rd place

Pole Vault – Esther Long – 3rd place

Emma Eagle – 4th place

2400M run – Esther Long – 3rd place

Leah Coldicott – 5th place

4x100 relay – Heather Power, Haylee Horn, Emily Pieklik, Jade Press – 3rd place

800 Run – Skylar Stefka – 2nd place

Emma Eagle – 3rd place

100 Hurdles – TC Cagle – 3rd place

100M dash – Schuyer Burke - 2nd place

Haylee Horn – 4th place

4x200 relay – Heather Power, Aryana Wallace, Jade Press, Grace Coldicott – 3rd

400M dash – Skylar Stefka – 2nd place

Emily Pieklik – 3rd place

300M hurdles –TC Cagle – 5th place

200M dash – Grace Coldicott – 1st place

Schuyler Burke - 4th place

1600M run – Esther Long – 3rd place

Katelyn Coldicott – 6th place

4x400 relay – Emily Pieklik, Emma Eagle, Skylar Stefka, Grace Coldicott – 2nd place

The 7th grade girls had another incredible track meet. They finished 2nd with 155 points behind Salado. We are very proud of these young ladies. Many improved their times and jumps from last week! Here are the highlights from our 7th grade girls.

Long Jump – Taylor Nuckolls – 1st place

Emma Vincent – 3rd place

Kristen Conine – 4th place

Triple Jump – Taylor Nuckolls – 1st place

Emma Vincent – 3rd place

Avery Rague – 6th place

High Jump – Emily Moxley – 5th place

Morgan Moreland – 6th place

Shot Put – Cheyene LeBlanc – 1st place

Bella Zaleski – 5th place

Pole Vault – Sarah Long – 1st place

Cadence Sansom – 4th place

2400M run – Christal Cantwell – 5th place

Cadence Sansom – 6th place

800 M run – Phoebe Gale – 3rd place

4x100 relay – Ashley Purkey, Taylor Nuckolls, Sarah Long, Emma Vincent – 2nd place

100M Dash – Kate Burke – 5th place

100M Hurdles – Brooke Bradberry – 2nd place

4x200 relay – Lola Spedale, Taylor Nuckolls, Sarah Long, Emma Vincent - 2nd

400 M Dash – Emily Moxley – 6th place

300M hurdles – Brooke Bradberry – 3rd place

200M dash – Taylor Nuckolls – 2nd place

Kate Burke – 5th place

1600M run – Phoebe Gale – 3rd place

Cadence Sansom – 6th place

4x400 relay – Ashely Purkey, Emily Moxley, Sarah Long, Emma Vincent – 2nd

The LVMS Track & Field teams competed at the Jarrell Relays on March 20, 2017. The Vikings competed well and the 7th grade boys team finishe in 1st place with 183pts. They outpaced the district competition of Gateway (104 pts.) & Florence (14pts.).

2400M: No top 6 finishers

4x100M Relay: Scott Shepard, Jaden Hester,

Mikey D’Ambrose & Logan Parsons – 1st

800M: Nathaniel Deveze – 2nd, Gavin Hester – 5th & Jackson Carlton – 6th

110M HH: Ryder Phillips – 3rd & Bryce Jackson – 5th

100M: L. Parsons – 1st, Hayden Chapman – 4th & Colby Croxton – 6th

4x200M Relay: Shepard, D’Ambrose, Chapman & Hayden Pham – 2nd

400M: Austin Giehl – 3rd & G. Hester – 4th

300M H: Thailing – 3rd & Jackson – 5th

200M: Shepard – 2nd & D’Ambrose – 3rd

1600M: Deveze – 2nd

4x400M Relay: J. Hester, Giehl, G. Hester & Pham – 1st

High Jump: Chapman – 4th & Giehl – 6th

Pole Vault: Phillips – 1st & Ditto – 4th

Long Jump: Parsons – 1st, Shepard – 5th & D’Ambrose – 6th

Triple Jump: D’Ambrose – 2nd, Pham – 4th

Shot Put: Diego D’Lorm – 3rd

Discus: McKee – 4th & Patrick Celcer – 6th

The Viking 8th grade Track & Field team had a great outing finishing 2nd behind 4A Salado. The Vikings put-up 138pts ahead of the district opponents Gateway (60pts.) & Florence (17pts.).

2400M: Lucas Lawless – 5th & Reece Whitelaw – 6th

4x100M Relay: Noah Yetley, Blaze Seely, Noah Hernandez & Layne Powers – 5th

800M: David Rague – 1st

110M HH: Alex Holt – 3rd, Hunter Phillips – 4th & Rhett Kahlden – 5th

100M: Powers – 3rd & Adrian Hernandez – 6th

4x200M Relay: Kahlden, N. Hernandez, Seely & Powers – 3rd

400M: David Rague – 5th & A. Hernandez – 6th

300M H: Kahlden – 1st, Holt – 3rd & Phillips – 4th

200M: No top 6 finishers

1600M: Whitelaw – 6th

4x400M Relay: A. Hernandez, Yetley, N. Hernandez & Rague – 2nd

High Jump: Hunter Phillips – 4th & Holt – 6th

Pole Vault: Phillips – 1st & Luke Pounds 3rd

Long Jump: Powers – 3rd

Triple Jump: Yetley – 3rd & Seely – 6th

Shot Put: Erickson – 3rd & Powers – 5th

Discus: AJ Velazquez – 2nd

The next track & field meet for the Lago Vista Vikings will be on Friday, March 31st in Goldthwaite, TX.

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Parent Survey

LVMS Viking Parents - please take a moment to let us know how we are doing. Your input from the survey will help highlight areas where we are doing well and areas where we need improvements.

Thank you

Lago Vista Middle School:

Surveys will be open for two weeks and will close at midnight on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

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Support our Education Foundation

Viking Parents - the Educational foundation supports our schools and students by awarding grants to Staff Members to purchase items that will enrich their classrooms and instruction.

In return, let us support them by liking the LVISDEF Facebook Page.

LVISDEF Facebook Page:

Also, please consider supporting their June Fundraiser.

The LVISDEF Facebook June Jamboree Post:

To purchase tickets:

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ESL parents host Noche Mexicana

Save the date.......

Our ESL parents have decided to host a district/community wide Noche Mexicana on Friday, April 28th from 6:00-8:00pm in the grassy area between the High School and the PAC.

Plans are to set it up like a fair or carnival with several different food booths, a craft booth for the kids, a Ballet Folklorico area, a pinata area, maybe a jumpy house.

Our next ESL parent meeting is in the MAC at 8:00 on April 5, and we'll use that meeting to finalize plans for our April 28 fiesta. Please feel free to join us...we're open to suggestions and other ideas!

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You Can Do It Food Drive

Student Council is sponsoring a canned food drive to help feed those less fortunate. The, “You Can Do It” canned food drive will last until Friday, April 7th! There will be a contest between all of the students’ 3rd Period Classes. The 3rd Period class with the most cans by the end of the drive will win a class pizza party! When you are grocery shopping over spring break, don’t forget to buy a few cans of food to help those less fortunate than you and help your child win a pizza party for their 3rd Period Class!

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Order Your LVMS Yearbook Online Today!

The LVMS Yearbook is now on sale for $45.00. The staff has been working to bring Lago Vista Middle School a wonderful yearbook and you don't want to miss out. Click below to buy your yearbook online:

Enter Code: 18995

The deadline to order your 2016-2017 LVMS Yearbook is April 15th, so order yours today!

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6 Shel Silverstein Quotes You Can Relate More To As An Adult

Article by : Lucas Buckels

Being a kid is a lot harder than we give them credit for. Sure, there are less bills, more naps and better snacks, but there’s also a constant load of information, life lessons and insight being thrown their way at every angle. Teachers, parents, preachers, books, movies and music are all trying to explain their new adventure in this thing called life to them, and their place in it.

But sometimes, those lessons don’t hit you until you grow older and revisit them. There’s a layer of depth that washes over our youthful minds and we completely miss it. In particular, Shel Silverstein’s Where The Sidewalk Ends can still hit you right in the feels and force you to say “HOW DID I EVER MISS THAT?!” or “THAT’S WAAAAY TOO HEAVY FOR A KID TO UNDERSTAND!”.

Whichever side of the coin you are on, take a look at just how moving, prophetic and gut-wrenching Shel’s wisdom was when you were told all of this as a kid.

Click HERE to Read Shel Silverstein Quotes and Illustrations.


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Get Your Viking Gear Here!

Want to show your Viking Spirit? Loving our new logos? Sounds like you need to check out our official store! Click here to buy your favorite Viking some snazzy threads and gear!

Stay Connected With These Parent Resources

Parent Connection

Parents are valued partners and we believe that successful learning is best achieved through collaborative partnerships with parents and families. Our Parent Connection page is a one stop shop of resources for parents in LVISD. Click here to check it out!

Stay Connected with ParentLink by Blackboard

Lago Vista ISD uses the ParentLink communication system from Blackboard to assist in alerting parents, families, and employees of important information, such as school closures. ParentLink communicates via telephone, SMS text message, email and push notifications from the ParentLink app. Be sure to add a filter to your inbox so that emails containing the word “Blackboard” are not delivered to Spam. Download the FREE ParentLink app from the iTunes app store or on Google Play.

LVISD Publications and Forms

The District has a one-stop shop for all District publications and forms, including course catalogs, student handbooks, grading guidelines, and special programs information...and we are continuing to build this resource as documents and handbooks become available. Our "Publications and Forms" page is located under the "Parents and Students" tab, as well as on the "Quicklinks" menu on the right side of our homepage. Here is a link to the Publications and Forms page.

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Make Sure You Know About StayALERT (...and Talk About it With Your Kiddos!)

Lago Vista ISD uses StayALERT to help keep our schools safe. StayALERT is a bilingual, confidential website, e-mail, phone and texting avenue for students, teachers, staff, parents and community members to be able to confidentially report unsafe behaviors, suspicious activities, bullying, acts of violence, harassment, and a host of other potential disruptors to school safety.

Users may anonymously report concerns 24-7-365 via the StayALERT website, an e-mail, a phone call to a recorded and monitored line, or via a text message from a cell phone. Photos and video clips pertaining to the StayALERT report may be included. No special app required! Reportable information will be forwarded in a timely manner to a pre-designated school official for review.

To make a report, use one of the methods below:


Call or Text: (206) 406-6485


Lago Vista Middle School

Mission Statement: Lago Vista Middle School will provide a positive and supportive environment, which builds self-confidence, develops responsibility, and assists each student in becoming a successful life-long learner.