LVMS Weekly Newsletter
Week of February 20, 2017
CAPTURE THE MOMENT: WONDER, DISCOVERY, & EXPLORATION
Monday, February 20th
President's Day, Student Holiday
Friday, February 24th
Track and Field Meet at Blanco HS
Friday, March 3rd
Track and Field Meet at Burnett HS
Friday, March 10th
Track and Field Meet at Lago Vista HS
March 13th - 17th
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
Dear Viking Parents,
What a busy week of transition!! Even so, the students and staff have made it such a smooth segue. For that, I am thankful. It is my honor to be here to serve you and the students that we all adore.
As I have spent time in the classrooms this week, I have been so impressed with the student focus, engagement and learning. The teachers are actively instructing and the students are like sponges. It is such a pleasure to be present in such a rich environment.
As we move along this path together, I wish you to know that I am here to help you in any way that I can. Please feel free to stop by and visit or contact me as regards some concern. Working together, I know that there is much that can be accomplished.
Thursday Assembly Was A Success!
Lago Vista Middle School Principal Candidate Profile Survey
Lago Vista ISD is seeking input to assist in setting the skills and qualifications to be used in selecting the new principal for Lago Vista Middle School. Your input will be a critical part of the District's process.
The survey below consists of 33 questions and should take 10-15 minutes to complete. All input is anonymous and confidential and is for the sole use of the District. Input will be accepted until February 24, 2017.
We appreciate you for taking the time to provide us with feedback!
Order Your LVMS Yearbook Online Today!
The LVMS Yearbook is now on sale for $45.00. The staff has been working to bring Lago Vista Middle School a wonderful yearbook and you don't want to miss out. Click below to buy your yearbook online:
Enter Code: 18995
The deadline to order your 2016-2017 LVMS Yearbook is April 15th, so order yours today!
MANDATORY Cheerleading Tryout Timeline
Planning on trying out for LVHS or LVMS Cheerleading? Don’t miss the upcoming tryout meetings and deadlines!
Return packet signed (in order) to front MS office
Friday, March 3rd
(before) 8:30 am
LVMS Mandatory Cheer Tryout Clinic
Sunday, March 5th
3:00 - 6:00 pm
MS Upper Gym
LVMS Cheer (optional) Open Gym
Monday, March 6th
6:00 - 7:30 pm
MS Upper Gym
LVMS Cheer Tryouts
Wednesday, March 8th
6:30 - 8:00 pm
MS Upper Gym
Future LVMS Benchmark Testing Dates
District benchmarks are given in the second semester to analyze students' mastery of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. This information helps us identify strengths and needs for each of our students to help them finish strong and be prepared for the next academic year.
Here are the upcoming LVMS benchmark testing dates:
April 3 – 6th grade Reading, 7th grade Reading, & 8th grade Science
April 4 – 6th grade Math & 8th grade Social Studies
April 5 – Algebra 1 (Full benchmark) & Make-ups
EVERY WEDNESDAY IN LVISD IS COLLEGE DAY! BE SURE TO SPORT YOUR FAVORITE COLLEGE'S GEAR!
In guidance classes, we talked about Active Listening and what it looks like.
These are the elements of Active Listening:
1. Keep eye contact with the speaker.
2. Wait your turn to speak and really listen rather than trying to think of your next response.
3. Be still, stay focused, do not fidget or do other things while listening.
4. Nod head, or show a quizzical expression if you do not understand.
5. Repeat what they said. What I hear you saying is…
6. Ask related questions and give your thoughts or options when it is your turn to speak.
7. Disagree peacefully. It is ok to agree to disagree.
I respect your opinion, and this is my opinion, although it is different.
Inventor's Challenge Contest!
For more information on this challenge, please click on the following link:
We have some inventors here at LVMS, so we encourage you to submit an invention! Good luck!
Get Your Viking Gear Here!
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