LVHS Newsletter

Excellence In All We Do.

March 24, 2018

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What's Been HAppening?

LVISD 2018-2019 Calendar Approved:

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Next Week at LVHS:

Tuesday, March 27:
  • LVHS Staff Kickball Showdown, LVHS Softball fields - 5:00 pm


Wednesday, March 28:

  • 10th grade ELA field trip to Holocaust Museum in San Antonio


Thursday, March 29:

  • One Act Plan at Area Competition, San Antonio Jefferson HS
  • LVHS College and Career Fair, beginning at 9:05 am, LVHS Cafeteria
  • Scholarship Lunch Buddies in Mrs. Huerta's office during lunch
  • Track meet at Llano HS


Friday, March 30:

  • SCHOOL HOLIDAY!
  • Baseball and Softball vs Johnson City at LVHS, 4:30

March Teacher Appreciation

Please consider signing up to bring something to the March Teacher Appreciation luncheon. LVHS would very much appreciate the support and show of thanks for our hard working teachers and staff.


The LVHS PTSA March Hospitality theme is "Chili & Hot Dogs"

You can signup NOW by clicking on the link:


http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080544a5ac2ca13-pstas


Thank you!

Questions about your student's 4-year plans? Endorsements?

Mrs. Huerta is opening slots to meet to review endorsement choices and 4-year plans with parents of current 9th and 10th grade students. If you would like to set up a meeting, please sign up here:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4ba9a82eaaf94-sign2

These meetings are conveniently timed BEFORE students enter their course selections for next year, which will be in their English classes on April 17 and 18.

Next Parent Chat - Drug and Alcohol Abuse Awareness.

Based on National Statistics:
  • Nine out of ten people who are addicted begin to smoke, drink, or use other drugs before the age of 18.

  • Students are likely to have their first encounter with marijuana in middle school (yikes, right?).

Join us on Wednesday, April 11, at 6:30 pm, in the LVHS PAC for a presentation from Leander ISD at-risk counselor Sherri Sneed as she shares tips for parents on how they can:
  • Get prepared on how to help your student avoid the drug and alcohol scene;
  • Notice signs of drug and alcohol abuse in young adults;
  • Address drug and alcohol use with their young adults when it happens.


It will be a useful and candid conversation about drug use and what we can do as a community to prevent and address it.

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AP Corner

1. Hang in there Seniors! 9 weeks left and it will fly by so keep up with your grades!

2. Parents: If you hear your Senior talking about a Senior prank, please squash it so police do not get involved like they have in the past. I have them on speed dial.

3. STAAR test dates coming up: English 1 - 4/10, English 2 - 4/12.

4. No school next Friday 3/30. If you forget and show up we will demote you to a lower grade level.

5. Cheer on Texas Tech basketball tonight or I will stop doing the AP Corner...

UIL Academic District Champions!

Congratulations to our UIL teams, coaches, and their director, Missy Howard, for earning 1st place at this past Monday's district meet. We have 32 students advancing to Regionals!

Accounting
-coached by Robyn Statham

1st Place Team

Mia Dulany: Regional Qualifier

Joey Brewington: 5th Place at district, regional qualifier

Keely Figi: 4th Place at district, regional qualifier

Jacquelyn Emory: 2nd Place at district, regional qualifier


Calculator-coached by Robert Esquivel

1st Place Team

Laura Chau, regional qualifier

Schuyler Burke, regional qualifier

Raoult D’Lorm, regional qualifier

Garrett Pharris: 3rd place at district, regional qualifier


Math-coached by Robert Esquivel

Adeline Womack

Leah Coldicott

Katelyn Coldicott

Reece Whitelaw


Number Sense-coached by Kellye Tarver

2nd Place Team

Adeline Womack: tied 5th place at district

Lucas Lawless: tied 5th place at district

Katelyn Coldicott: 4th place at district, alternate to regional

Leah Coldicott: 2nd place at district, regional qualifier


Computer Applications-coached by Becky Holt

Chase Kurth: 6th place at district

Saul Nieto Becerril: 3rd place at district, regional qualifier

Brynne Hardway: 1st place at district, regional qualifier


Computer Science-coached by Becky Holt

1st Place Team

Saul Nieto Becerril: 6th place at district, regional qualifier

Gabe Suniura: 4th place at district, regional qualifer

Andrew Tippetts: 1st place at district, regional qualifier


Editorial Writing-coached by Chenda Duong

Journalism: 2nd Place Team

Natalie Adams

Selina Harding

Schuler Burke: 5th place at district


Feature Writing-coached by Chenda Duong

Natalie Adams

Christina Noto: 3rd place at district, regional qualifier

Sydney Smith: 1st place at district, regional qualifer


Headline Writing-coached by Chenda Duong

Elizabeth Talley

Hailey Spaulding

Madysen Shepard


News Writing-coached by Chenda Duong

Christina Noto

Madysen Shepard: 6th place at district

Sydney Smith: 5th place at district


Copy Editing-coached by Chenda Duong

Christina Noto

Hailey Spaulding

Madysen Shepard


Informative Speaking-coached by Steve Garcia

2nd place speech team

Reece Whitelaw: 3rd place at district, regional qualifier


Persuasive Speaking-coached by Steve Garcia

Zoe Wright: 6th place at district

Nolan Bing: 3rd place at district, regional qualifier

Debbie Suniura: 2nd place at district, regional qualifier


Lincoln-Douglas Debate-coached by Steve Garcia

Ben Vogel: 5th place at district

Caleb Ganer: 4th place at district


Cross Examination Debate-coached by Steve Garcia

Sonia Pieklik and Hannah Long: 3rd at District, Alternate to state

Raoult D’Lorm and Evan Simons: 1st at District, State Qualifier


Poetry Interpretation-coached by Missy Howard

Iris Dannelley

Selina Harding: 6th place at district

Hazel Warren: 4th place at district, alternate to regional


Prose Interpretation-coached by Missy Howard

Ryan Davis: 6th place at district

Debbie Suniura: 5th place at district

Aurora Castillo: 3rd place at district, regional qualifier


Literary Criticism-coached by Cody Pruitt

1st Place Team

Gina Luna

Joey Brewington: 5th place at district, regional qualifier

Mia Velayos: 3rd place at district, regional qualifier

Lindsay Coleman: 2nd place at district, regional qualifier

Jacquelyn Emery: 1st place at district, regional qualifier


Ready Writing-coached by Cody Pruitt

Myia Madden

Karina Nieto Pena: 4th place at district, alternate to regional

Michael Chiappone: 1st place at district, regional qualifier


Science-coached by Clay Stahl

Andrew Tippetts

Ila Dannelley

Ben Hammar

Laura Chau

Gabe Suniura

Lucas Lawless


Current Events-coached by Scottie Johnson

Nolan Bing

Zoë Wernsman

McKenzie Kelley: 5th place at district

Nate Elder: 2nd place at district, regional qualifier


Social Studies-coached by Scottie Johnson

1st Place Team

McKenzie Kelly: 5th place at district, regional qualifier

Moe Bryson: 3rd place at district, regional qualifier

Zoe Wernsman: 2nd place at district, regional qualifier

Austin Coley: 1st place at district, regional qualifier


Spelling-coached by Denise Saarinen

1st Place Team

Monsie Martinez: regional qualifier

Nate Elder: 3rd place at district, regional qualifier

Thira Heggem: 2nd place at district, regional qualifier

Sofia Heggem: 1st place at district, regional qualifier

Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony Information

Friday, May 25, 2018
6:00 pm
Lago Vista High School Gym

Doors will open for seating at 5:00 pm.

Mark your calendar for Prom - Saturday, April 7!

It's Spring time and Prom is just around the corner!! Mark your calendars and save the date: Get ready to enjoy a sparkling night in the ROARING 20's on Saturday April 7th. Tickets will be available shortly... stay tuned.

Old news we keep in here for your reference:

Please consider joining PTSA!

What?
  • Parent-Teacher-Student-Association
Who?
  • Open to all parents, teachers, and students at LVHS. Students who are members all four years of high school will be eligible to compete for National PTA scholarships their senior year.
Why?
  • To provide our students and parents with training and support that the National PTA provides, free of charge, to members.
  • To provide teachers with support they might need in their classrooms through financial assistance with classroom supplies and monthly teacher appreciation.
  • To provide our students with opportunities for college scholarships through National PTA.

How much?

  • Membership is $10 per person, renewable each school year. $4.50 goes to the National PTA and $5.50 will go towards our local PTSA.

How?

  • Complete the PTSA Membership Form and return with your payment (cash or check made out to LVHS PTSA) to LVHS. Click here to download and complete the registration form.
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For the past several years, Lago Vista ISD has put together a list of various summer learning opportunities in the Austin area that may be helpful to Lago Vista ISD parents and students who are looking for summer fun and learning options. This year, we are pleased to announce that we have partnered with Live Grow Play Austin for our 2018 Summer Camp Guide. As a result of this partnership, this year's summer camp guide is fully searchable by interest, location, date, price, etc.


To view the 2018 summer camp guide, visit:

https://www.livegrowplayaustin.com/camps


Thank you Live Grow Play Austin for partnering with Lago Vista ISD and for providing this awesome guide for our families! It’s definitely not too soon to start thinking about what you want to do to have a great summer!

StayAlert System Reminder!

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

Morning tutorials- Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:45 in the MAC. Come get help from some of our great junior and senior members of the National Honor Society.

Attendance Matters

The vast majority of our students with excessive absences fail to pass their classes. Students need to be at school everyday.

Our schoolwide attendance goal for this year is 97%. Our state funding is based on the percentage of students at school at 10:15 am every day. Higher attendance rate = more money for resources for your student.

For students who exceed our 96% goal, we are planning some more exciting rewards this year, such as a movie in the PAC, Kona Ice, and exam exemptions!


For students who miss school, here is some very important attendance information:


  • 3 or more unexcused absences in a 4 week period - warning letter sent home, phone conference with at-risk coordinator and attendance improvement plan.
  • 5 or more unexcused absences in a 6-week period - warning letter sent home, phone conference with administrator, attendance behavior plan reviewed.
  • 7 or more unexcused absences in an 8-week period - warning letter sent home and Behavior Intervention Plan meeting called with the parents, student, and assistant principal.
  • 10 or more unexcused absences in a 6 month period - truancy charges are filed. Parent, student and school administrator will be summoned to appear in truancy court.


Our campus goal is to reach 97% attendance each day.


Thanks for your support!
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To whom should I talk about...

Attendance - including absences, doctor's notes, students needing to leave school early : Our attendance clerk, Jennifer_Chiappone@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5500


Registration, Transcripts: Our registrar, Tyra_Becker@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5503


Student Emotional Support, College Readiness, Student Schedules: Our counselor, Meghin_Huerta@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5504


Student Discipline, Ideas for School Improvement: Our assistant principal, Justin_Walker@lagovista.txed.net or principal, Heather_Stoner@lagovista.txed.net, 512-267-8300, extension 5500