LVMS Weekly Newsletter

Week of April 17th, 2017

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CAPTURE THE MOMENT: WONDER, DISCOVERY, & EXPLORATION

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Upcoming Events

Monday April 17th

Meeting for 5th Grade Parents - incoming 6th grade - course selections

Viking Hall Cafeteria 6-7pm


Tuesday April 18th

NJHS Induction Ceremony 6:30pm - 7:30pm - Viking Hall Cafeteria


Wednesday April 19th

Meeting for 6th/7th Grade Parents - incoming 7th/8th grade - course selections

Viking Hall Cafeteria - 6-7pm


Thursday April 20th

MS Golf - Lampasas - Hancock Golf Course


Tuesday April 25th

8th Grade Parent Night - 6pm - 7:30pm - LVHS-PAC


Thursday April 27th

MS Golf - Burnet - Delaware Springs Golf Course


Saturday April 29th

MS Tennis @ Westwood


Tuesday May 2nd

Algebra 1 STAAR/EOC


Thursday May 4th

MS Golf - Salado


Friday May 5th

Last Middle School Dance


Saturday May 6th

MS District Tennis - Jarrell


Monday May 8th

STAAR Testing

6th Grade Math

7th Grade Math

8th Grade Math Retest


Tuesday May 9th

STAAR Testing

6th Grade Reading

7th Grade Reading

8th Grade Reading - retest


Wednesday May 10th

STAAR Testing

8th Grade Science


Thursday May 11th

STAAR Testing

8th Grade Social Studies

MS Golf - Lago Vista


Thursday May 25th

Last Day of School

Early Release - 12:30pm

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Attendance this week...

Our goal is 98% attendance and our attendance was 95% 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,


I hope that this finds you all well. The school year is fast approaching the end. I am not sure where the time goes. As we look toward May 25, I wanted to share some additional thoughts regarding supporting your child in school.


The most important factor for the parent is your direct involvement in the process. Your advocacy is absolutely essential. When available, your presence is appreciated. Parents can not regularly be present at school, but we all want to be ever present in that we are supportive of the process, show an interest and provide help at home. My experience here has been that this sort of presence is more visible in LVISD than in many places. For that, you are to be commended.


Of course, as a parent you are going to provide encouragement, acknowledge success and help students know that to be challenged is the essence of a successful school experience. The truly exceptional school prepares each child for the future. We all can help students understand how to process and accept that things are not always easy, and that, there is advantage in experiencing difficulty. Life will be more manageable if one has experienced some adversity.


Communicating regularly with the school goes hand-in-hand with being involved in the educational process. Such interaction can be achieved in a number of ways, reading the newsletter, checking the website, attending events, fairs, celebrations and communicating with the teacher. Great teachers welcome that interfacing.


We know as parents that making sure that we take care of the present is important. But, preparing for the future is critical. Encouraging your children to join after-school clubs, activities, discussing what they would like to do as a job, helping them understand that a passion can be job related if he/she is prepared through the developmental process. I have likely mentioned that if a child can find a job that relates to his/her passion, they will never work a day in their lives. Efforts in the world of your passion, never seems like work.


Finally, it is evident that kids live and learn in two worlds-home and school. The successful interface of those two worlds is critical to success. Much of that success is dependent on trust, which only exists when the interested parties are working together toward the same end. As human beings, we all need help. We are here to provide that; we look to all of you to provide the same support for us.


Best wishes, ct

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Safety Alert!

The car rider a.m. drop off is going much better for the most part. We need one additional adjustment. Make sure that your child exits your vehicle in a timely fashion. Any kind of tarrying results in a long line of traffic, that stretches to Bar K Road, and is dangerous for all concerned.

Thanks

ct

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District Track Meet Results April 7, 2017


Our track teams traveled to Johnson City to compete for the District Track Title on Friday, April 7th. We competed against the 6 other schools in our district including Ingram, Johnson City, Gateway, Blanco, Comfort, and Florence. Below you will find the highlights of the meet for the 8th and 7th grade girls’ track teams.


The 8th grade girls are DISTRICT CHAMPIONS scoring 254 points. Comfort was 2nd with 122 points. We are beyond proud of these young ladies who came out and competed with heart, drive, and determination.

Long Jump – Heather Power – 2nd place

Taylor Cagle – 4th place

Triple Jump – Jade Press – District Champ

Emily Pieklik – 4th place

Shot Put – Josey Kannmacher – 4th place

Aryana Wallace – 5th place

Discus – Taylor Koett – 3rd place

Haylee Horn – 5th place

High Jump –Jade Press – District Champ

Grace Coldicott – 3rd place

Heather Power – 5th place

Pole Vault – Esther Long – District Champ

Emma Eagle – 2nd place

Ella Chadwick – 5th place

2400M run – Esther Long – District Champ

Cassie McKinney – 2nd place

Leah Coldicott – 3rd place

4x100 relay – Heather Power, Haylee Horn, Schuyler Burke, Jade Press – District Champs

800 Run – Skylar Stefka – District Champ

Emma Eagle – 3rd place

Esther Long – 4th place

100 Hurdles – TC Cagle – 3rd place

100M dash – Haylee Horn – 6th place

4x200 relay – Heather Power, Schyuyler Burke, Jade Press, Grace Coldicott – District Champs

400M dash – Skylar Stefka – District Champ

Emily Pieklik – 2nd place

Emma Eagle – 6th place

300M hurdles –TC Cagle – 2nd place

Jade Press – 4th place, Mady Shepard - 6th place

Mady Shepard – 6th place

200M dash – Grace Coldicott – District Champ

Heather Power - 2nd place

Schuyler Burke – 4th place

1600M run – Esther Long – District Champ

TC Cagle – 6th place

4x400 relay – Emily Pieklik, Emma Eagle, Schuyler Burke, Grace Coldicott – District Champs


The 7th grade girls are also DISTRICT CHAMPIONS! They won with a total of 251 points. Ingram was 2nd behind them with 113 points. These young ladies competed with a heart and desire. They were amazing to watch!

Long Jump –Emma Vincent – District Champ

Taylor Nuckolls – 4th place

Triple Jump – Emma Vincent – District Champ

Taylor Nuckolls – 2nd place, Beth Syer - 3rd place

High Jump – Emily Moxley – District Champ

Avery Rague – 3rd place

Brooke Bradberry – 4th place

Shot Put – Cheyene LeBlanc – 3rd place

Bella Zaleski – 5th place

Pole Vault – Sarah Long – District Champ

Cadence Sansom – 2nd place

2400M run – Phoebe Gale – District Champ

Cadence Sansom – 3rd place

Christal Cantwell – 5th place

800 M run – McKenna Walker – 2nd place

Phoebe Gale – 3rd place

4x100 relay – Kate Burke, Taylor Nuckolls, Sarah Long, Emma Vincent – District Champs

100M Dash – Emma Vincent – District Champ

Kristen Conine – 2nd place

Kate Burke – 4th place

100M Hurdles – Lola Spedale – 2nd place

Brooke Bradeberry – 6th place

4x200 relay – Kate Burke, Taylor Nuckolls, Sarah Long, Emma Vincent - District Champs

300M hurdles – Lola Spedale – 2nd place

Brooke Bradberry – 3rd place

Ashley Purkey – 6th place

200M dash – Taylor Nuckolls – District Champ

Kristen Conine – 2nd place

Lili Navarro – 4th place

400 M dash – Sara Long – 4th place

McKenna Walker – 5th place

1600M run – Delaney Reighley – 3rd place

Phoebe Gale – 6th place

4x400 relay – Emily Moxley, Brooke Bradberry, Lola Spedale, McKenna Walker – 2nd place

The LVMS Track & Field teams competed at the 25-3A District Track & Field Championships on Friday, April 7, 2017. We had great performances and many P.R’s on the evening. The 7th grade boys team out scored the next closest District team by 118.5 pts. and are the DISTRICT CHAMPIONS with 230pts. They outpaced the district competition of Blanco (111.5pts.), Gateway (96 pts.), Ingram (60pts.), Comfort (57.5 pts), Johnson City (44pts.) & Florence (19pts.).

2400M: Nathan Deveze – 1st

4x100M Relay: Hayden Pham, Jaden Hester,

Mikey D’Ambrose & Logan Parsons – 1st

800M: Nathaniel Deveze – 2nd, Gavin Hester – 4th

110M HH: Ryder Phillips – 2nd , Bryce Jackson – 4th & Michael Thailing – 6th

100M: L. Parsons – 1st & Hayden Chapman – 3rd

4x200M Relay: H. Pham, M. D’Ambrose, J. Hester & Parsons – 1st

400M: Jackson Carlton – 3rd , Austin Giehl – 4th & G. Hester – 5th

300M H: R. Phillips – 2nd , M. Thailing – 4th & B. Jackson – 5th

200M: J. Carlton – 2nd, M. D’Ambrose - 3rd

1600M: N. Deveze – 1st

4x400M Relay: J. Carlton, A. Giehl, J. Hester & H. Pham – 2nd

High Jump: A. Giehl – 1st , H. Chapman – 2nd & J. Carlton - 3rd

Pole Vault: B. Jackson – 4th tie & R. Phillips – 4th

Long Jump: L. Parsons – 1st & M. D’Ambrose – 4th

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

Shot Put: Diego D’Lorm – 2nd

Discus: Nathan McKee – 1st


The Viking 8th grade Track & Field team almost pulled-off a clean sweep of the District Track Championships but fell 9.5pts . short. The 8th track squad completed the night with 2nd place and 158 pts.

2400M: Lucas Lawless – 1st & Reese Whitelaw – 5th

4x100M Relay: Adrian Hernandez, Noah Yetley, Noah Hernandez & Layne Powers – 1st

800M: David Rague – 1st

110M HH: Alex Holt – 2nd & Hunter Phillips – 5th

Trace Sweet – 3rd, & Dylan McCrory – 6th

100M: no top 6 finishers

4x200M Relay: N. Yetley, Bryce Erickson, Rhett Kahlden & L. Powers – 1st

Kahlden, Alexander, Yetley & N. Hernandez – 3rd Blue

400M: A. Hernandez – 3rd , D. Rague – 4th & N. Hernandez – 6th

300M H: R. Kahlden – 3rd & A. Holt – 4th

200M: R. Kahlden – 6th

1600M: L. Lawless – 1st & Reese Whitelaw – 6th

4x400M Relay: A. Hernandez, A. Holt, N. Yetley & D. Rague – 3rd

High Jump: H. Phillips – 4th tie

Pole Vault: A. Hernandez – 2nd, H. Phillips – 4th

Long Jump: R. Kahlden – 3rd

Triple Jump: N. Yetley – 5th

Shot Put: L. Powers – 1st & B. Erickson – 6th

Discus: B. Erickson – 4th & J. Alexander – 6th

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LVMS Tennis Results

The tennis team did not win the match against Canyon Vista MS, but overall everyone played well. We played 21 matches of doubles only: we won 8 and lost 13. We did have close matches where there were several deuce games and we had a strong showing. For the past two weeks we have worked on serves and doubles strategies. We actually had several of our team members serve aces. The total of aces served by LVMS: 20. Esther, Lucas, David, Jacob, Trevor, Sarah, Garett, Klarissa, and Diego were the players who aced some of their opponents. We have work to do in the following weeks on ground strokes and foot work.

Our next match is the Viking Open - April 22nd to be played here in Lago Vista at LVHS and Point Venture courts.

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You Can Do It Food Drive Competition - Which Class Won?

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Congratulations to Mr. Black's 3rd Period class for bringing in 1,192 canned goods for our, "You Can Do It" canned food drive which was sponsored by LVMS Student Council. Mr Black's class brought in the most canned goods out of all of the 3rd period classes at LVMS and won a class pizza party for their efforts. Congratulations to Mr. Black's 3rd Period Class and to our entire middle school campus for working together to feed those less fortunate!
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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:

https://www.facebook.com/LVISDEF/


Also, please consider supporting their June Fundraiser.


The LVISDEF Facebook June Jamboree Post:

https://www.facebook.com/events/404449596595753/


To purchase tickets:

https://LVISDEFJuneJamboree2017.eventbrite.com

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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.

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EVERY WEDNESDAY IN LVISD IS COLLEGE DAY! BE SURE TO SPORT YOUR FAVORITE COLLEGE'S GEAR!

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It’s time to start the process of course planning for next year. We can’t wait to have the 5th graders join us as middle school students! We have several events planned this spring to help guide the process of course selection.


The 2017-2018 Middle School Course Guide can be found on the LVMS home page.

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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:


Website:
stayalert.info

Call or Text: (206) 406-6485

Email: report@stayalert.info

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.