Lago Vista Middle School
11/3/19 Excellence in all we do!
Our Lost and Found is growing by the day! If you're missing something, it's a good bet we have it by the front office. Tell your students to come take a look!
Also, just so everyone can plan in advance, our first semester exams will be from December 12 - 17 - before we leave for Christmas Break!
We will have our final pep rally of the year at 3:30 on Thursday. If you are going to be at school before 3:15, please make sure to sign in at the front office.
Thanks to Mrs. Woodburn for organizing Red Ribbon this week - the kids had a great time. And it gave me an excuse to pull out my neon yellow suit jacket on Neon Day!
Coach Tomlin's Texas History and Coach Fox's US History were able to look at artifacts this week from the Texas Revolution.
A pleasant surprise was the free Starbucks coffee for the teachers...thanks for bringing it by!
Science in ELA
In Language Arts, they recently read Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart". In an attempt to blend cross-curricular learning, Mrs. Morrow had students create a Poe-inspired "vulture eye" bath bomb, based on the story. The students dropped their bath bombs into a solution to observe and write about the chemical reactions/changes, which is what they just finished learning about in their science classes. It was a messy but fun day for all!
Students running for NJHS Officers gave their speeches this week. It was a great opportunity for the students to practice public speaking and sharing their ideas with their peers.
Bravest Man In America
Coach Jackson about to walk into his Health Class to teach male anatomy - the day after Halloween - the dreaded Chapter 9.
Science in ELA
Special Olympics Bowls At Highland Lanes
First Girls Basketball Game On Monday!
Blue Santa Applications Are Available In The Office
Strong Finish In Troy
The LVMS football team played the Troy Trojans this week at Troy
The Viking super team lost to the Trojans 19-0. The offensive player of the game was Kayd Houston. The Defensive player of the game was Cole Smith.
The 7th grade A team suffered their first lost of the year to the Trojans 12-0. Brooks Jackson led the team in tackles and Rylan Miller was the offensive linemen of the game.
The 8th grade A team tied the Trojans 24-24. The Vikings drove the length of the field in the final 2 minutes of the game and scored with 5 seconds left in the game. Decker Sims found Caden Nichols in the end zone for the final TD. Cory Mosser also returned a kick off for a touchdown earlier in the game. Aiden Hankins was 3 for 3 kicking PAT's.
The Vikings finish their season at home vs. Cameron Yoe.
Volleyball Wraps Up A Great Season
Our 8th grade gold team competed in the district volleyball tournament this past Saturday. We took the win against Gateway easily in 2 sets with the scores of 25-15 and 25-16.
Our next opponent was Blanco. This win would lead us to the championship game, and our girls played incredible. We took this win easily in 2 sets with scores of 25-20 and 25-22.
The championship game placed our Lago Vista Vikings against the undefeated Johnson City Eagles. The first set was won by Johnson City 25-15. Our Vikings fought hard but came up just short of the win. The second set was a nail-biter and a must win for the Vikings to force a set 3. We took the set with a 25-20 win. Set 3 would decide the champion for 8th grade volleyball.
We had incredible rallies and wonderful heads-up plays by our Vikings. Each point was intense and forced us to be on our toes and thinking the entire game. Our Lady Vikings proved that they were the best team that night. We won the third set 25-18 and earned the title of DISTRICT CHAMPS!
The nine ladies who earned this worked incredibly hard all season long. Emma Clark earned our last 2 points with her impressive serves that Johnson City was unable to return. Sana Felix and Mary Spiers led our team with over 40 digs each. Addison Lockhart, Kendall Karg, Jada Malone, and Abbie Wood led our team at the net with their attacks. Jaelyn Hergenreder and Brooke Everett led our team with assists as their setting skills allowed us to create downball attacks Johnson City couldn’t return.
I am so proud of these young ladies and their teamwork and communication. Their volleyball skill level is amazing, but their camaraderie and mutual respect for each other is what allowed them to bring home the championship. Congratulations Lady Vikings. You have a lot to be proud of!
The 7th Grade Gold Volleyball Team played in the District Tournament last weekend. They won their first two matches over Manor New Tech and Jarrell before falling in the Championship to Johnson City finishing 2nd place in the tournament.
The ladies enjoyed a great season: Champions of the Thrall Tournament, 2nd Place finish in the District Tournament; only lost 2 matches over the entire season finishing with an overall record of 13-2.
These young ladies were an absolute joy to coach throughout the season. They worked very hard throughout and I’m gutted for them that we weren’t able to bring home the championship in our final tournament. I’m looking forward to what these ladies will accomplish in the future, I know they’ll have much success.
Members of the 7th Gold Volleyball Team:
7 - Madi Kassell
8 - Hannah Simmons
9 - Chloe Patton
10 - Kannon Yetley
13 - Lana Spedale
14 - Mikayla Vasquez
15 - Melanie Sansom
16 - Natalie Kercheville
20 - Amelia Robinson
22 - Sydney Heibert
Monday, November 4th - Girls Basketball vs. IDEA Montopolis, Games start at 5, 7A and 8A Only
Thursday, November 7th - Football vs. Troy, Games Start at 5:00
November 25 - 29: Thanksgiving Break
December 12 - 17: 1st Semester Exams
December 19 - January 6 - Christmas Break