LVHS Pirate Bulletin

Flagship Friday Updates V.3.E.10

Upcoming Guest Speaker

Chief Victorian from Waco PD will visit with our students on November 16 from 11:15-12:00. Limited seats are available. We will have a Zoom Link to share for all to be able to participate. Please see Mrs. Grigsby for more details and to sign up.
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LVHS students exploring the structure of DNA.

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Upcoming The Beautiful Tomorrow Assembly

Gear Up will be hosting an assembly.

The Beautiful Tomorrow Assembly is a multifaceted motivational production that uses traditional motivational speaking, high energy participation, music and industry standard production to discuss the topics of Character Development, College and Career Readiness, Anti-bullying and Social Emotional Learning.

Each assembly is 90 minutes. Beautiful Tomorrow will have a table and will be available for students to talk to, take selfies with and experience more encouragement.

The program runs 60-90 minutes….The students will LOVE this!

Thank You!

Our Jr. High sent over treats and Board Member Ms. Watkins made homemade banana pudding. LVHS is so grateful for the outpouring of love and support from our district and community. We are so very fortunate to have a team that is supported by so many people during difficult times.

LVHS Says Thank you to our Pirate Education Foundation

LVHS students were rewarded for being in dress code. We will be posting articles in next week's edition showcasing our A-A/B Honor Roll and Perfect Attendance for the 1st Six Weeks. Stay tuned...
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Proposed Whatcha Reading Wednesday

Please read the message below from Mrs. Grigsby and fill in the survey at the conclusion so that we can get as much input.

I would like to propose an idea. I have been collecting books that are being donated to "La Vega Reads". I would like to promote the giving of books with an opportunity to read them. Since 4th period is a much longer period, I was wondering if we can allow all teachers the opportunity to carve 10-15 minutes every Wednesday for students to read. ("Whatcha Reading Wednesday") The purpose is to provide time where students can enjoy reading. Students who read for fun are often stronger in the classroom in all subjects since they are building skills that most subjects rely on - skills like inferring, evaluating and retelling.

It might be good to promote it as a break from school..... SHOW time. "Silent Hiatus On Wednesdays". 10-15 minutes to set down your phone. Pick up a book, or a sketch pad or a sudoku and take a few minutes to de-stress, relax, unplug. Everyone can participate since the worst case scenario is they lay their head down for a few minutes. The important part is giving them a chance to unplug and reboot. (That is how we fix everything else! Unplug it and then plug it back in)

We can add an incentive piece - earn Pirate Points by telling a teacher or administrator about a book you read for fun, display your artwork on the wires in the 300 hall or complete a level 2 or 3 sudoku in one SHOW time.

We can draw names at the end of each month for prizes (chips? snacks?). If we just call it Pirate Points, we can also give them out for rewarding kids for random acts of doing good. (no referrals, improved attendance, helping someone, whatever...

I'd like to roll my cart of "La Vega Reads" books to the entrance of the cafeteria on the first Tuesday of the month during each lunch period. I don't want to commit to more than once a month because it eats into my MCL time. I am hoping that if my book supply dwindles, it will encourage more supporters to donate. It is also an opportunity to promote the books available in the library. I am also open to students running the cart.

Since I will be in Houston the first Tuesday in November, I am hoping to have the first book give-a-way on Tuesday, October 26. We could start the "Whatcha Reading Wednesday" or "SHOW time" 10/27 or 11/3. (or whenever we are ready to start it)

Angel Tree

From Mr. Shade:


Can you please fill out any referrals for Angel Tree (Bellmead PD) for kids in need for Christmas:

The Police Department each year request names of children from the school counselors who the deem would greatly appreciate the gifts. We anonymously place angel ornaments on a Christmas tree in the department lobby. All wanting to participate and make donations are invited to select an angel and bring donated toys and other gifts. The officers will then deliver the gifts to the children (ages 16 or younger)

Savana Afinowicz

Crime Victims Liaison

Bellmead Police Department

701 Maxfield St.

Bellmead, TX 76705


Fax: (254)412-7559

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Football Tickets


****Tickets will NOT BE AVAILALBE at the Gate****

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The resource below is available to your student or your family if you have issues. Please use this resource or share with anyone who may benefit from the resource.

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ICU and Saturday School

We had 25 students this Saturday!!! Keep inviting students to attend Saturday Tutorials.

We had 42 ICU students this week!!!

Keep up the good work!!!

ICU is offered Monday-Thursday from 4:15-5:15 in the library. Saturday School is each week from 9am-12pm excluding Holiday weekends.

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Vaccine Clinics Every Tuesday...Spread the word!!! Please remind students that they will receive a $25 Gift Card for vaccinating!!

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Vision : To become a flagship high school in Central Texas.

Mission: The mission of LVHS is to become a flagship high school in this area by providing educational excellence for all students in an academically challenging, positive, and safe atmosphere.

Please use the google sheet below to record all of our successes for this upcoming year.


Support our Annual Education Foundation Fundraiser...It's Nacho Average Fundraiser!!!!

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Shout Outs!

Thanks to Ms. Watson and Ms. Hyde for organizing our Homecoming Activities!!!

Thanks to Ms. Crowe for setting up the financial literacy series in our AVID classrooms!!!

Upcoming Events

***Homecoming Spirit Week

10/26 TSI Testing Library

10/26 Volleyball vs. Robinson @ Robinson

10/27 Trunk or Treat LVHS

10/27 Gear Up Financial Literacy Event @ Waco Convention Ctr.

10/27 Herff Jones Senior Orders in front of Cafeteria

10/28 Homecoming Parade

10/29 A Beautiful Tomorrow Assembly for Cohort 2024

10/29 Football vs. Alvarado @ LVHS