LVMS Weekly Newsletter
Week of April 17th, 2017
CAPTURE THE MOMENT: WONDER, DISCOVERY, & EXPLORATION
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
6th Grade Math
7th Grade Math
8th Grade Math Retest
Tuesday May 9th
6th Grade Reading
7th Grade Reading
8th Grade Reading - retest
Wednesday May 10th
8th Grade Science
Thursday May 11th
8th Grade Social Studies
MS Golf - Lago Vista
Thursday May 25th
Last Day of School
Early Release - 12:30pm
Attendance 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!
Interim Principal Update: A Note From Mr Tucker
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
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
LVMS Tennis Results
Our next match is the Viking Open - April 22nd to be played here in Lago Vista at LVHS and Point Venture courts.
You Can Do It Food Drive Competition - Which Class Won?
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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.
EVERY WEDNESDAY IN LVISD IS COLLEGE DAY! BE SURE TO SPORT YOUR FAVORITE COLLEGE'S GEAR!
The 2017-2018 Middle School Course Guide can be found on the LVMS home page.
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Stay Connected With These Parent Resources
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.
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