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 19th -- Assembly Schedule

Friday, February 26th -- Track Meet at Blanco

Friday, February 26th -- Supply List updated for 2016-17 school year due

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%)


Teacher Attendance = 97% (good job!)

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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!! Make sure that you have filled out a form and given it to Monica. Talk up these shirts to the kids please!

HOOPS FOR HEARTS TICKET SALES

We will sell tickets through 8th period for 6th-8th graders, and homeroom for 5th graders. Ticket price is $2 per person. Teachers can collect money beginning Wednesday, and keep a record of who has paid. Those who have not paid will not be able to go watch the finals!

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Shout out to Laura Ward...

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!
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Darcy Burke brings Troy Kimmel again...

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.

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. Thus far we have raised nearly $400. With those attending, we could reach $1,000 for a great cause.


Last week, the PSAT score reports were mailed to 8th grade students. For more information, please visithttps://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.

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LVMS STUDENTS winning 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.

Please start to review our supply list for next year...

There are copies in the front office for each grade level to review. Please take time to review the list from this year and make any appropriate changes to it for next year. I would like to eliminate anything we don't necessarily need in order to reduce the cost. Additionally, I want to add a LV Polo as part of the supply list for students to have for next year. This polo would be worn when we take field trips, students have presentations, or when we have spirit days. Please collaborate as grade levels and be sure to include electives and our sped department and have this to me by Friday, February 26th.

It's almost baseball and softball season....

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

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.

Bleacher Report...

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

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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.

It's all about the presentation...

david spade uses classroom management!
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