LVMS Newsletter

October 7, 2022 | Edition VIII

This Week!

Parents and Guardians,


This week has been the most fun for myself as a Principal in quite a few years. We had an amazing dance last Friday night, and then professional wrestling returned to LVMS after several years of being gone.


For myself as an educator, it was great to be able to relax and have fun with our students. And it was a great reminder that I am blessed to be their Principal - thank you for the opportunity to work with your kids.


Eric Holt

Principal - LVMS


P.S. We were robbed in the wrestling match!!

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News from the LV Booster Club

More Middle School volunteers are needed! They are extremely short on volunteers that can work Middle School football games - please sign up today to help out. There's only one more game!


Did you know that the LV Viking Booster Club provides funds to every sport in the district? Throughout the year, football concessions represents our biggest fundraiser and the funds that are raised are used to provide athletic equipment for all sports. So we truly represent one club fundraising for all district sports. We are so happy to have the ability to support so many, but we need your help in order to continue funding these programs successfully. We need volunteers from every sport to sign up for concessions and other support functions by clicking on the links provided below. As a side note, we are now able to accept all credit cards and Apple Pay in concessions with our newly installed and easy to use point of sale system. We are excited and focused on creating a culture of volunteerism district wide and we can only be successful together!”


Please see the concession links for all football teams --


Grade Check!

The end of the first Nine Weeks is coming soon! Friday, October 14th is the last day for grades, and students can lose eligibility, or regain eligibility if they lost it at the six weeks.

School Accounts

If your student eats lunch in the cafeteria, please make sure your student's lunch accounts have money in them - check it out at www.myschoolbucks.com

PSAT

On Wednesday, October 26th, all 8th graders at LVMS will have the opportunity to take the PSAT test. The PSAT test is intended to be a college readiness test that sets a baseline of student performance and allows students and teachers to pinpoint areas for focused practice as students progress through high school. The PSAT offers a great opportunity for students to experience a college entrance exam, but it is optional. If you would like your student to opt-out of the PSAT, please complete this form by Monday, October 17th. https://forms.gle/qCfd689tK2qAn2XYA All students who opt out of the test will still be required to attend school and will be provided an alternate activity while other students are testing.

MS Does Drills!

Parents, if you ever come up to the campus during the school day and the lights are off, front doors are locked, don't panic! We are required to conduct drills (fire, lockdown, etc.) every month and it usually takes a few minutes to clear everyone. We will resume normal operations as soon as we get the all clear. Thanks for understanding!

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 links:



For questions regarding applications, please contact Michelle Jackson, and for questions regarding student purchases, please contact Jennifer Porter.

Lost - Need to Get Back to Their Owners!

We are already starting to collect many water bottles, lunch boxes, jackets, etc. Please remind your child to stop by and look. The table is right outside the Main Office where the students walk by many times every day!

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Awesome Window Decals!

Ask Ms. Kaiser in the MS Office if you would like one - the Booster Club will take a check (made out to LVISD) or cash.


Only $5 each!

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Password For Ascender?

Password - Did you forget your password for the Ascender Parent Portal? Instructions below on how to reset your password so you can go into your account and see your child(ren)'s grades and attendance. Any questions regarding Parent/Student Portals, please email registration@lagovistaisd.net
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Emergency Contact Info

Parents - please check the emergency contacts you listed in the Parent Portal for your students. Please add all contacts: Dads, Moms, siblings, relatives, or friends that you would like to be able to pick up your child for an appointment or emergency.


If a person is not listed, we are unable to let them take a student from our campus.


If you have any questions or need help with that, please let me know.

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Game Day Info!

Remember that all ticket sales are online for Volleyball and Football. Here's the link to buy tickets - https://www.lagovistaisd.net/page/dis.tickets


Also, please talk to your students about what they are allowed (and not allowed) to do while staying late for a game. We will supervise students at the game, but many times students will leave campus to run over to Sonic. Crossing 1431 is extremely dangerous, but it's not a decision that we can control.


So if you're student stays late to watch a game, have those conversations beforehand!


Also, pep rallies are back! Parents are allowed to come to the pep rallies, but please allow yourself extra time to check in through the front office.


If you have any questions, please let me know.

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Volleyball Rolls Burnet

7B vs Burnet

The 7th grade Lady Vikings are on a roll! The Lady Vikings win both sets Monday evening against the Burnet Bulldogs. Mitzi Wright, Kylie Gerace and Odalys Guajardo had several amazing serves that kept us in the game. Mitzi Wright had two digs, along with Camilla Cruz and Emma Blair. Harper Phillips and Sierra Gozalez worked hard as the setters to get the ball up to the hitters. Also contributing to the win is Braxton Brewer, Selah Moore, Savannah Johnston, and Rileigh Ramirez.


8B vs Burnet

The Lady Vikings pull through another win! The first set was a battle back and forth but our Lady Vikings took charge and came up on top. Anna Heston, Audrey Ferguson, and Winter Callahan dominated on the serves. The Lady Bulldogs were no match to Kennedy McSkimmings' hit she struck down to them. Emily Virutte also came through with some great passes and serves. Helping out with the win was Audrey Thompson, Ke’Auvia Cox, and Sabryan Holcomb.


7A vs. BURNET 10/3


The 7A Lady Vikings have once again added another win Monday evening against the Burnet Bulldogs in 2 sets! They are now 6-0 for the season! Wow! When I say I have never been more proud, I mean it! These girls were told before their last game that they would have rotation changes, a libero addition, etc. introduced for this game. We have shown a lot of growth in practice and it was time for the next step. To add all of the changes, adjust to new rotations/positions, play as well as they did, AND come out on top against our biggest competition this year was incredibly impressive! A few lessons learned in this game … #1. Never celebrate too early. Burnet made that mistake in the first set. They were at game point, they served and we returned the serve into the net. Burnet thought they had won and their bench rushed the court to not realize that we had made an INSANE save out of the net and scrambled to bump it back over for the point!! LV gained back the serve and with the next 2 points won the set with a score of 28-26! #2. We have to win by 2 points. Best quote of the night was “Coach Weyant, we have to go to 28 points now for games instead of 25?” Lots of lessons learned! They then continued to win the next set 25-17. Even though I just about got sick on the court from nerves … They fought as a team and they were very successful in their efforts! Contributing to the team are Myah Marquez, Ellie St. Martin, Emerson Burke, Eloise Thering, Ava Bailey, Kyrksen Cook, Ada Weyant, Elah Francisco, Brooklyn Marquez, and Jolie Mosser! Next, and last home game of the season is October 24th vs. the Taylor Ducks!



8A Volleyball


The Lady Vikings traveled up to Burnet this past Monday evening to take on the Lady Bulldogs with hopes of continuing their current winning streak. The Lady Bulldogs proved to be a stingy opponent, as their hustling defense made it difficult for the Lady Vikings to get big runs of points all night long. The first set was a marathon going to extra points. The Lady Vikings overcame a 5 point deficit late in the set trailing 23-18 to tie it up at 24 points a piece. The girls would eventually prevail over the next five very tense points winning 27-25. The second set was just as competitive as it saw the Lady Vikings get off to a good start building several leads of 5 points only to be tied up late by a very determined and gritty Lady Bulldog squad. Not much separated either team in the final points of the set as both teams battled back and forth. Finally Lago Vista prevailed once again winning the set and match and 25 - 22. The girls were their toughest when it mattered most which enabled them to keep their winning streak alive. The girls are now 4 and 1 in District and 5 and 1 overall. The Lady Vikings will enjoy their off week this next week before hosting the Lady Ducks of Taylor in their final home game of the season on October 24th. Come on out and support all of your Lady Viking Volleyball Teams.

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Cross Country Runs With The Mustangs

Our MS cross country teams traveled to Marble Falls on Saturday, October 1st. Below are the results:


7th grade girls earned 2nd place overall. Our team's top 5 runners were Maia Joshua, Jolie Mosser, Kyrksen Cook, Haleigh Carson, and Valerie Marin. Also competing for our team Sofia Garcia, Elle Head, Hannah Koenning, Alexis Nichols, Adriana Owen, Ellie St. Martin, and Ada Weyant.


8th grade girls came in 4th overall. Our team’s top 5 runners were Emily Virutte, Molly Roberts, Melissa Soto, Amelia Cook, and Sadie Darling. Also racing for the 8th grade were Peyton Brown, Laila Burlew, Nova Cortez, Kandice Richardson, and Addison Roberts.


7th boys - top racers were Brody Stoner and Jonas Larkin

8th boys - top racers were Westin Walker, Jackson Cook, and Brennen Oatman

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District Play Starts For Football

Our LVMS football teams went to work again this week against our first official district opponent last night against the Navarro Panthers at Viking Stadium. The contest started with our LVMS Super team at 5pm. The Panthers came out strong in the first half, scoring first in the first quarter. The Viking defense held strong throughout the rest of the contest, and the Viking Offense matched the Panthers' score in the first half and then put up another touchdown in the second half for the win. The final score for the LVMS Super game was 14-8.


Our LVMS 7th grade took the field and it was a battle from the start. The Panthers came out strong, posting a 0-20 lead on the Vikings in the first half. The Viking offense showed up late in the second half and found the end zone once in the second half, but it was not enough to carry a victory. The LVMS 7th grade fell to the Panthers 26-8 at the final buzzer.


Our LVMS 8th grade Vikings battled the Panthers from start to finish. The Viking offense found the end zone early in the game, but the Panthers' defense kept them out for the rest of the game. The Panthers scored a touchdown, but they failed to score on the two-point conversion, leaving the score 8-6, in favor of the Vikings. In the 4th quarter, the Panthers were driving for the go-ahead touchdown, but the Vikings stopped them at the 6 yard line on fourth down. The Vikings started on their push for victory on the 6 yard line, with 2:26 left on the clock. After a tackle for loss, followed by a penalty on the defense, we were left with 3rd down and 3, with 1:21 to go in the game. A long run from the Odin package gave the Vikings their last much-needed first down to seal the game. The Vikings ended the game with a couple of victory formations (kneel downs) and remained victorious over the Panthers with a score of 8-6.


Our LVMS middle school teams will take a break from competition next week with a bye week and then take the field against Chapa Middle School (Hays CISD) in Kyle, TX on October 19. Hope to see you there!


By the way, I feel like the picture below sums up a middle school pep rally perfectly!

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Bad Jokes From Coach Janson

Each week, Coach Janson puts a joke on his white board - I thought I'd share!
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In Home Child ID Kits

Our district will be distributing an in-home child identification kit to your child on behalf of the State of Texas. Please understand that there is a no obligation to fill out the kit, but it will allow you to have a set of fingerprints and DNA for your child in case of an emergency that you can turn over to law enforcement.


These kits are to be STORED AT HOME and only to be given to law enforcement in case of an emergency.


As a district, we are always looking for ways to protect our students from harm or assist in their safety.


Please make use of this gift, fill it out and store it in a safe place at home.

Thanksgiving Dinner

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Construction Update

The gym floor is being redone and the hallways in the addition are starting to look like an actual school. It's crazy to think that we will have students in there soon.
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Who Do I Contact?

If you have registration, Enrollment and Ascender, or Parent and Student Portal questions, email Monica Kaiser - mkaiser@lagovistaisd.net


Schedule Questions or does your student need support? Our counselor April Woodburn can help you! awoodburn@lagovistaisd.net


General Questions? Sue Kunze, our campus secretary can find almost any answers for you. skunze@lagovistaisd.net


Attendance questions? Contact Terri Harkins - tharkins@lagovistaisd.net


You can always email me or our Assistant Principal Kim Bentley for assistance - eholt@lagovistaisd.net or kbentley@lagovistaisd.net

Meet Your Teachers!

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Coach Will Janson


  1. Where are you from originally?
    I am from Comanche, Texas. Spent most of my life in Comanche County (Lake Proctor).
  2. What led you to become a teacher and how long have you been teaching?
    I was inspired to become a teacher/coach by several of my very own teachers. Mrs Leah Franco and Coach Ronnie Clifton are two that come to mind. I have been in education for 22 years.
  3. Tell us about your family...
    I have been married to Elizabeth for 19 years. We have two children, Jenna and Brookley. Jenna is a 7th grader at LVMS and Brookley is a 5th grader at LVIS. We are all very happy to be living in Lago and love this school district.
  4. What are your favorite hobbies?
    My favorite hobbies include: guitar and singing, golf, grilling, and yard work.
  5. What is your favorite part about your job?
    My favorite part of teaching/coaching is, without a doubt, the development of relationships with the kids. It is the biggest reason why I do what I do.
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Early Bird LVYBB Basketball Registration Is Open!

It's that time of year once again. Early-bird registration is live for the 22-23 season and will end on on 10/15 and we can't wait to see your kiddos come our for basketball. Get signed up today!

Please use the direct link to register as parts of our site are still under construction.

https://www.lvybb.org/page/show/7351383-registration

Also, don't forget to like our page and follow us @LagoVistaYouthBB to stay up-to-date on all the latest and greatest from LVYBB.

P.S. If you've already signed up, awesome! Look forward to seeing you in November.

Video Contest!


The Take Care of Texas Video Contest is a fun way for young people to learn about protecting the environment and come up with creative ways to share this knowledge with others!



Students create a 30-second video that shows positive ways to Take Care of Texas. Contest sponsor Waste Management of Texas, Inc. will award prizes to the creators of the best videos.



Contest opens September 12th!



Submit your entries here: https://takecareoftexas.org/.../take-care-texas-video...



#keeptexasbeautiful #TakeCareOfTexas

Bell Schedule - Updated!

Here is the updated bell schedule - remember that doors will not open until 8:10 and we are not able to provide supervision for your students before that time.


1st period: 8:40 - 9:32

2nd Period: 9:36 - 10:28

3rd Period: 10:32 - 11:24

4th Period: 11:28 - 12:22

Lunch/Advisory: 12:24 - 12:54

Lunch/Advisory: 12:58 - 1:28

5th Period: 1:32 - 2:24

6th Period: 2:28 - 3:20

7th Period: 3:24 - 4:15