Excellence In All We Do.
September 22, 2023
LVHS students get pumped to take on Smithville tonight at the pep rally
Brooke had her 2000th assist in volleyball last week and we celebrated her at the home game on Tuesday! Way to go, Brooke!
LVHS students took on the pull-up challenge at lunch on Wednesday
Tennis is rolling into district
LVHS Tennis beat Salado 14-5 and are going into the District Tournament ranked 1st and undefeated!
Voter Approval Tax Rate Election
The Lago Vista ISD Board of Trustees approved a resolution calling for a November Voter Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE) to generate additional revenue for salary increases and safety and security measures. This resolution follows months of deliberation by the Board of Trustees and the approval of the 2023-2024 budget. The General Election, for the purpose of electing a school district trustee to Place 4 and the VATRE, will take place on November 7, 2023.
Join us at one of the following public meetings in the PAC at LV High School to learn more about the VATRE.
- Wednesday, October 11 - 7:00pm (Candidates Night)
- Tuesday, October 17 - 6:30pm
- Thursday, October 19 - 6:30pm
- Monday, October 23 - 6:30pm
- Wednesday, November 1 - 6:30pm
House Bill 3 Information for parents
The Texas legislature passed House Bill 3 (HB 3) during the 88th Regular Legislative Session which requires a minimum of one armed security officer during school hours at District campuses. The new statute states that an armed security officer must be: (1) a school district peace officer (only available if the District has its own police department); (2) a school resource officer; or (3) a commissioned peace officer employed as security personnel. Lago Vista ISD committed to evolving to meet the safety needs of students and staff and is currently exploring how best to comply with new requirements resulting from the passage of HB 3.
The new law allows a school board to claim a good cause exception and identify an alternative standard if lack of funding or availability of personnel makes complying with House Bill 3 impossible. Currently, both are true - there is inadequate funding to fund all of the required positions and there is a shortage of available personnel who qualify to serve as an armed security officer under Section 37.0814(a). As such, the Lago Vista ISD Board of Trustees voted to claim a good cause exception due to a lack of adequate funding and qualified personnel.
As a priority step, the District is currently working with the City of Lago Vista and the Lago Vista Police Department to develop and approve an agreement to provide a school resource officer in the 2023-2024 school year, with the intent of additional SROs added in subsequent years until full compliance with HB 3 is met. The Lago Vista Police Department is also currently providing increased patrols and campus walkthroughs at each campus in the District. We are grateful for our continued partnership with the city and our local law enforcement and their efforts towards ensuring the safety and security of our students, staff, and visitors.
In addition to working to establish a school resource officer program with the City of Lago Vista, the District is also evaluating the other allowable alternatives that satisfy exceptions to the requirements of HB 3. Options under consideration include armed security guardians, employee guardians, and contracting with a security services contractor to provide commissioned security officers as defined by
Texas Occupations Code section 1702.322.
To learn more about the safety and security measures in place, please visit our updated Lago Vista ISD Safety Information page.
Parking permits are $35 and can be paid for online below. Students should complete the form (they can pick them up from the front office) and show payment confirmation in order to receive a permit.
PSAT is coming up!
One-day PSAT Boot Camp on campus at Lago Vista HS
Register online at https://www.morethanateacher.com/boot-camp/10-9-lago-vista/
In this PSAT boot camp, students will:
- Practice with real PSAT questions
- Learn proven strategies for every section of the test
- Learn to manage their time during the test
- Boost their confidence and maximize their potential for better college admission opportunities and scholarships
Students should come well rested and bring a sack lunch to eat on site!
LVHS Test Dates
PSAT 9: October 19
Don't miss out on important information! Follow the directions below to sign up to receive texts messages about important senior events!
Senior parents, you are welcome to sign up as well!
Senior Pictures: November 2 and 3
Football - November 3 (Senior Walk)
Volleyball - October 10
Girls' Basketball - February 2
Boys' Basketball - February 23
Opens - December 1
Closes - June 30
Cap and Gown/Graduation Invitation Orders: November 29 and 30 during lunch
GenTx Day: May 1
Blue and Gold Ceremony: May 15, 6 PM
Graduation Practice and Walk: May 23
Graduation: May 24
Attention - SENIOR GIRLS!
The Lago Vista Women's Club (LVWC) scholarship is back for the Class of 2024. The LVWC awarded a total of $53,750.00 for 24 of the 2023 graduating senior girls.
Now it's your turn! In order to be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you MUST ATTEND the LVWC Scholarship Luncheon. It will be held on Monday, 10/16/23, in the MAC, from 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm.
Just scan the QR code on the image posted so you can RSVP that you will attend the luncheon. If you have a schedule conflict, please let Mrs. Clark know right away.
Senior GenTx Day
Students have to be logged into their LVISD account to complete the form.
Free and Reduced-Price Meal News
As a reminder, LVISD transitioned back to Free and Reduced-Price Meals for the 22-23 school year. The federal government is no longer funding the free lunch program, which was part of the COVID-19 pandemic aid package. All families are encouraged to fill out the Free and Reduced-Price Meals applications. If your child previously received free or reduced-priced meals, a new application must be received to determine if your child still qualifies. Previous free and reduced-meal eligibility has now expired. You can fill out the Free & Reduced Meal application online at MySchoolApps by clicking on the following link (available in multiple languages in top right corner):
Forget your Ascender password over the summer? Check out the document below!
Booster Club Corner
NEW WEBSITE ROLL-OUT
Hey LV Viking fans! We're thrilled to unveil our brand-new website - your ultimate hub for all things LV Viking Booster Club and Lago Vista HS and MS Sports!
Here's what you can expect:
Fresh Look & User-Friendly Design
Easy Access to Game Day Info & Ticketing
Membership and Sponsorship Opportunities
The Latest LV Viking News
New Ways to Give
And Much More!
Stay connected with us 24/7 and be part of the LV Viking community like never before!
Spread the word, and don't forget to bookmark our new site! Let's make this an incredible season together. Go LV Vikings!
VISIT US NOW AT: Lago Vista Viking Booster Club (lagovistasports.com)
IMPORTANT VARSITY GAME PARKING INFO
Parking Reminder: For all home varsity football games, the reserved parking spots near the entrance of the field are for Valhalla Booster Club Members ONLY! These reserved spots, which are marked by a blue flag with Valahalla and a specific number, are included in their paid memberships. For anyone illegally parking in these spots, towing will be enforced at the owner's expense. Thank you in advance for your understanding!
If you are interested in a reserved parking space for the remainder of the season as well as other amazing perks, join us and become a LV Viking Booster Club Member at https://forms.gle/UDCHPtfZNmXXwJbr7
Shout out to to one of our newer Viking dads , Chris Crowther!! Chris first volunteered for the Booster Club last year while grilling for the XC Meet and has helped out continually with the logistics of organizing concessions. He has literally transformed the functionality and efficiency of concessions and both stock rooms and has taught us that everything functions better on wheels!!!
Thank you Chris for ALL that u do — from helping set up and prepare before game days, to repairing anything us Booster moms ask, and to simply laughing with us, NOT at us!! We thank you, Chris!!
We’d like to also acknowledge and honor LCDR Chris Crowther and thank him for his service with the U.S. Coast Guard. He retired after 23 years of active-duty service.
(Career highlights included: Operations Officer of Coast Guard Ice Breaker Mobile Bay, Leadership Instructor for Officer Candidate School, and 2017 United States liaison to Republic of Korea (ROK) Joint Chiefs of Staff’s Operation Pacific Reach.
Saw 40+ countries sailing on Coast Guard Cutters Point Stuart, Narwhal, Mobile Bay, and Eagle.)
We’d like to also thank his entire family for volunteering as well. Much thanks and appreciation to our very own Lago Vista ISD Kindergarten teacher, Amy Crowther!
They have 2 boys, Brodie is a junior and participates in XC and soccer, and Van is an 8th grader and plays golf and with the HS band. Again, much love and appreciation for the Crowther family!
WHERE ARE THEY WEDNESDAY?
This week, we are recognizing Bella Dreibrodt. Bella is a 2023 graduate of Lago Vista HS. She was a LV cheerleader all 4 years. Bella is enjoying a gap year traveling & modeling across the world. She is currently in London! Ooh la la!! In 2024, Bella plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business.
We’d like to thank Bella for being a great representative of Lago Vista High School and the LV Vikings Booster Club.
*To support the LV Viking Booster Club's scholarship program, you can submit a donation by credit card via PayPal (www.paypal.me/lvvikingbooster) or by check payable to “LV Viking Booster Club” Please mail donations to: LVVBC, P.O. Box 5473, Lago Vista, TX 78645.
We are so grateful for the continued support of Made in the Shade - Austin, locally owned by Matt & Kelli Houston. Made in the Shade serves as a Title Sponsor for our LED Digital Scoreboard and a Presenting Sponsor for the Viking Sports Network.
Learn more about their services by visiting https://mitsaustin.com
Whitney "HotShot" Vaughan-Christopher Memorial Scholarship Fund
Every Wednesday in LVISD is college day! Students should wear their favorite college t-shirt!
Want to check grades? Visit http://www.lagovistaisd.net/page/dis.parentinfo for directions.
Want to add money to your child's lunch account? Visit http://www.lagovistaisd.net/page/dis.parentinfo for directions.
Want to check out the student code of conduct and handbook? Visit http://www.lagovistaisd.net/page/Publications.
Who should I talk to about...
Immunizations, illnesses, medications: Our nurse, Kat Azevedo, 512-267-8300, extension 5506
Registration and transcripts: Our registrar, Lisa Dohm, 512-267-8300, extension 5503
College and Career Readiness, TSI, ASVAB, etc: Our CCMR Coordinator, Lara Clark, 512-267-8300, extension 5504
The mission of Lago Vista High School is to use the four years allotted to teach, motivate, and challenge each student to rise to the highest level of academic excellence possible in a premiere learning environment. We are committed to sending into the world individuals who use problem-solving skills to impact their community in a responsible manner.