LVMS Weekly Newsletter

Week of February 20, 2017

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Upcoming Events

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

Spring Break!!!!!

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Attendance this week...

Our goal is 98% attendance and our attendance was 95% this week....yikes!

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!

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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.

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Student Work

Students in Mrs. Karg's classes got created Black Out Poetry!

Seven of Mrs. Morrow’s Pre-AP Language Arts students presented their Unspoken digital storybook creations and Texas history expository essays to Ms. Henderson’s fourth grade students and Ms. Whitton’s fifth grade students. Ms. Henderson’s classes are currently studying similar topics in Texas history and language arts; therefore, seeing such wonderful seventh grade writers gives the fourth graders a good idea of where they’re headed! Thank you to Jeremy Hill, Ryder Phillips, Nate McKee, Levi Gaines, Nina King, Layla Wheeler, Hayden Chapman, Ms. Henderson, and Ms. Whitton!
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Thursday Assembly Was A Success!

Congratulations to all students who were recognized and thank you to parents to came out to support!
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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!

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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!

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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

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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

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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.

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Inventor's Challenge Contest!

Calling all inventors! AT&T has created a contest for all budding inventors in PK-12th grades. The goal of the challenge is simple: make something original, cool, useful, maybe even wacky, that solves a problem in their schools or communities. The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 24, 2017.

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!

Want to show your Viking Spirit? Loving our new logos? Sounds like you need to check out our official store! Click here to buy your favorite Viking some snazzy threads and gear!

Stay Connected With These Parent Resources

Parent Connection

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.

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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


Lago Vista Middle School

Mission Statement: Lago Vista Middle School will provide a positive and supportive environment, which builds self-confidence, develops responsibility, and assists each student in becoming a successful life-long learner.