LVMS Newsletter

Excellence In All We Do - March 11th

Coming Up!!

We have made it to Spring Break...which means the preparation for next year is already starting to get into full swing! This is just a short newsletter to talk about what's coming up...Here's the timeline:


8th Grade - Get Ready For High School!



Monday, 4/4 - Tuesday, 4/5


  • Tech & Career teachers show 8th graders a video presentation on high school credits, endorsements, and course selection. Teachers will give each student a choice sheet and a four year plan.

Wednesday, 4/6

  • Parent Night at the PAC at 6:00 pm

Thursday, 4/7, Friday, 4/8, Monday 4/11 and Tuesday 4/12



  • HS Counselors will be present in the Tech & Career classes to answer questions and to help students with their course selections.


6th and 7th Graders


Beginning Monday after we return from spring break, Mrs. Woodburn will start meeting with all current 6th and 7th graders to discuss next year's course selections. Students will bring home course selection sheets for parents to review and sign.


Mrs. Woodburn will begin helping students enter their course selections beginning Monday, March 28th.

Sub Opportunities!

I have had a lot of people ask how they can help the schools right now, and the most amazing thing would be subsitutue teaching! Almost every day, we are scrambling to cover classes, and many times I have to ask another teacher to give up their conference period to step into a class.


If you've got some time, would like a flexible schedule, and be able to have a direct impact on our children and our schools - substitute teaching is a great answer!


If you would like more info, please let me know.

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STAAR Test Info

I had great conversations with students this week while I was covering classes about the upcoming STAAR tests. Here is some important info to know about it:


The STAAR tests will be given in early May. 6th and 7th grades will take Math and Reading, while 8th grade will take Math, Reading, Science and Social Studies.


If a student does not pass the STAAR test, they will have to complete 30 hours of Accelerated Instruction per test. If they are assigned 30 hours of Accelerated Instruction, that will be delivered in Summer School from June 6 to June 17.


I also let the kids know that these decisions were made on the State level, and that was not a Lago decision.


If you have questions, please feel free to call or email.

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Llano Track Results!

7th Grade Boys:

7th Grade Boys finish in 2nd place behind Lampasas


100 Dash- 6th place - Austin Moore

200 Dash- 5th Place - Austin Moore

800 Run- 1st Place - Sebastian Vazquez

Mile- 1st Place - Sebastian Vazquez, 2nd Place - Jackson Cook

110 Hurdles- 5th Place- Archer Houston , 6th Place - Dillon Stoval

4 x 1 Relay - 3rd Place - Camron Wright, Benson Hodd, Zac Powell, Anthony Montez

4x 2 Relay - 1st Place - Camron Wright, Benson Hodd, Zac Powell, Anthony Montez

4x 4 Relay - Camron Wright, Benson Hodd, Zac Powell, Anthony Montez

Long Jump - 4th Place - Benson Hodd, 5th Place - Camron Wright 5th

Shot Put - 1st Place - Zac Powell, 2nd Place - Jackson Cook

Discus - 1st Place - Zac Powell, 3rd Place - Jackson Cook

Triple Jump- 3rd Place - Benson Hodd

Pole Vault- 2nd Place - Archer Houston

Mile and Half- 1st Sebastian Vazquez, 2nd Jackson Cook


8th grade boys

8th grade boys finished in 2nd place behind Lampasas


100 Dash- 6th place - Josh Bailey

200 Dash- 4th Place - Cullen Parker, 6th Place - Josh Bailey

400 Dash- 4th Place - Miguel Rocha

800 Run- 1st Place - Miguel Rocha, 4th Place - Jayden Box, 6th Place - Marlon Gavarrette

Mile - 1st Place - Mason Taylor, 4th Place - Mikey Woodburn, 5th Place - Max Sheen

110 Hurdles- 1st Place -Mathew Purkey , 2nd Place - Adam Holt

300 Hurdles - 2nd Place - Mathew Purkey, 6th Place - Adam Holt

4 x 1 Relay - 2nd Place - Brock Morton , Aidan Vasquez, cullen Parker, River Burch

4x 2 Relay - 3rd Place - River Burch , Cullen Parker, Jack Xuereb, Jace Hester

4x 4 Relay - 3rd Place - Miguel Rocha, Josh Bailey, Mathew Purkey, Jace Hester

Long Jump - 1st Place - Brock Morton

Triple Jump- 1st Place - Mathew Purkey,

High Jump - 2nd Place - Brock Morton, 4th Place - Cullen Parker

Pole Vault- 2nd Place - Garrison Houston, 4th Place -Miguel Rocha, 5th Place - Aidan Vasquez

Mile and Half- 1st Place - Mikey Woodburn, 5th Place - Max Sheen


8th grade Girls

8th grade came in 1st place


The 8th grade girls finished in place at the track meet. Here are the highlights:

High Jump - 3rd Place Taylor McCowen,5th Place Allisen Shipp, 6th Place Mia Kinslow

Long Jump - 3rd Place Mia Kinslow

Pole Vault - 1st Place Lilah Smith, 2nd Place Lily Cole

2400 run- 1st Place Scotia Horton,3rd Place Maddy Salazar-Velasquez

4x100 relay – 2nd Place - Taylor McCowen,Mia Kinslow,Carli Parker,Allison Shipp

800 Run - 1st Place - Kahlen Mathes,6th Place - Lilah Smith

110 Hurdles-1st Place - Haley Wray, 5th Place - Ashlin Barker, 6th Place - Ania Saldana

100 M Dash - 3rd Place - Milele McBride,4th Place - Mia Kinslow, 6th Place - Carli Parker

4x200 relay – 2nd Place - Taylor McCowen, Allisen Shipp, Haley Wray, Mia Kinslow

400M dash -1st Place - Kahlen Mathes, 5th Place - Lilah Smith

300M hurdles – 1st Place - Haley Wray

200M dash – 2nd Place - Carli Parker

1600 run- 1st Place - Scotia Horton, 6th Place - Josie Oatman

4x400 relay – 1st Place - Lilah Smith, Ashlin Barker,Allisen Shipp, Kahlen Mathes - 1st place



7th grade Girls

7th grade came in 1st place


The 7th grade girls finished in place at the track meet. Here are the highlights:

High Jump- 3rd Place - Abby Tristan, 4th Place - Sydney Mosser , 5th Place - Piper Olsen

Triple Jump- 4th Place - Piper Olsen

Pole Vault - 1st Place - Abby Tristan, 2nd Place - Anya Alanis

Shot Put- 3rd Place - Elina Helton , 4th Place - Audrey Ferguson, 6th Place - Winter Callahan

Discus-4th Place Elina Helton, 5th Place - Aubrey Ferguson,6th Place - Winter Callahan

2400 run- 2nd Place - Emily Viruette,3rd Place - Laila Burlew,4th Place - Molly Roberts

4x100 - 1st Place - Sabryna Holcomb,Eliana Helton, Lanee Arredondo, Abby Tristan

800 run- 3rd Place - Piper Olsen, 6th Place - Melissa Soto

110 hurdles- 3rd Place - Piper Olsen, 4th Place - Molly Roberts, 5th Place - Melissa Soto

100M dash-3rd Place - Lanee Arredondo, 6th Place - Bebe Inman

4x200- 1st Place - Sabryna Holcomb, Eliana Helton, Laney Bentley,Abby Tristan-

400m dash-3rd Place - KeAuvia Cox

300 hurdles- 1st Place - Piper Olsen, 5th Place - Melissa Soto,6th Place - Molly Roberts

200m dash-2nd Place - Sabryna Holcomb

1600 run- 3rd Place - Lalia Burlew,4th Place - Emily Virette,

4x400- 1st Place - Claire Everett, Sydney Mosser, Bebe Inman,KeAuvia Cox-1st place



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Track Dominates Comfort Track Meet

Our track teams competed in the Comfort Relays on Friday night! All 4 divisions came away with the WIN! Below you will find the highlights of the meet for the LVMS track teams.


The 8th grade girls finished in 1st place out of 9 teams at the track meet with 173 points. Here are their highlights:

High Jump - Allisen Shipp - 2nd place, Mia Kinslow - 3rd place

Long Jump - Mia Kinslow - 2nd place

Pole Vault - Lilah Smith - 2nd place

4x100 relay – Taylor McCowen, Allisen Shipp, Carli Parker, Mia Kinslow - 1st place

800 Run - Kahlen Mathes - 1st place, Lilah Smith - 6th place

100 M Dash - Carli Parker - 4th place, Milele McBride - 6th place

4x200 relay – Taylor McCowen, Allisen Shipp, Haley Wray, Mia Kinslow - 1st place

400M dash - Kalen Mathes - 1st place, Lilah Smith - 2nd place

300M hurdles – Haley Wray - 2nd place, Ashlin Barker - 4th place

200M dash – Carli Parker - 3rd place

4x400 relay - Lilah Smith, Taylor McCowen, Mia Kinslow, Kahlen Mathes - 2nd place


The 7th grade girls also finished in 1st place out of 9 teams at the Comfort track meet with 196 points. Here are their highlights:

High Jump - Piper Olsen - 2nd place, Sydney Mosser - 4th place

Long Jump - Sydney Mosser - 2nd place

Triple Jump - Sophia Hankins - 3rd place, Olivia Parra - 6th place

Pole Vault - Abby Tristan - 3rd place, Claire Everett - 4th place, Anya Alanis - 5th place

Discus - Eliana Helton - 3rd place, Audrey Ferguson - 6th place

Shot Put - Eliana Helton - 3rd place, Audrey Ferguson - 6th place

4x100 relay – Sabryna Holcomb, Lanee Arredondo, Laney Bentley, Abby Tristan - 2nd place

800 Run - Piper Olsen - 2nd place, Melissa Soto - 5th place

100 M Dash - Sabryna Holcomb - 2nd place, Eliana Helton - 3rd place, BeBe Inman - 4th place

4x200 relay – Laney Bentley, Abby Tristan, Lanee Arredondo, BeBe Inman - 2nd place

400M dash - Ke’Auvia Cox - 1st place, Sydney Moser - 4th place

300M hurdles – Piper Olsen - 1st place, Molly Roberts - 3rd place, Melissa Soto - 4th place

200M dash – Sabryna Holcomb - 1st place, Eliana Helton - 3rd place, Lanee Arredondo - 6th place

1600 Run - Emily Viruette - 5th place, Claire Everett - 6th place

4x400 relay – Sydney Mosser, Abby Tristan, Laney Bentley, BeBe Inman - 1st place


The 8th grade boys finished in first place in Comfort. Here are the highlights:

High Jump - 1st Place - Brock Morton, 2nd Place - Cullen Parker

Long Jump - 1st Place - Brock Morton, 6th Place - Mathew Purkey

Triple Jump - 1st Place - Mathew Purkey

Pole Vault - 2nd Place - Aidan Vasquez, 3rd Place - Miguel Rocha

Discus - 5th Place - Greydon Burke, 6th Place - Bryson Richarte

4x100 relay – 1st Place Brock Morton, Mathew Purkey, Cullen Parker, River Burch

110 Hurdles- 1st Place - Adam Holt, 2nd Place - Mathew Purkey, 5th Place - Garrison Houston

800 Run - 1st Place - Miguel Rocha, 2nd Place - Jayden Box

100 M Dash - 1st Place - Brock Morton, 3rd Place - Aidan Vasquez, 4th Place - Josh Bailey

4x200 relay – 1st Place - Brock Morton, Miguel Rocha, Cullen Parker, River Burch

400M dash - 2nd Place - Josh Bailey, 4th Place - JW Hester, 5th Place - Marlon Gavarette

300M hurdles – 1st Place - Mathew Purkey, 4th Place - Adam Holt

200M dash – 3rd Place - Aidan Vasquez, 5th Place - Jack Xuereb, 6th Place - Josh Bailey

1600 Run - 2nd Place - Mason Taylor, 3rd Place - Mikey Woodburn

4x400 relay – 2nd Place- Miguel Rocha, Culen Parker, Aidan Vasquez, River Burch

2400- 1st Place - Mason Taylor, 5th Place - Mikey Woodburn


The 7th grade boys finished in place at the track meet. Here are the highlights:

High Jump - 3rd Place - Camron Wright, 6th Place - Austin Moore

Triple Jump - 3rd Place - Archer Houston

Discus - 1st Place - Zac Powell, 6th Place - Blake Meredith

Shot Put - 1st Place - Jackson Cook, 2nd Place - Zac Powell, 6th Place - Blake Meredith

4x100 relay – 2nd Place - Bobby Ruth, Blake Meredith, Benson Hodd, Camron Wright

800 Run - 1st Place - Jackson Cook, 6th place Marek Michetich

4x200 relay – 3rd Place - Camron Wright, Bobby Ruth, Blake Meredith, Anthony Montez

300M hurdles – 2nd Place - Benson Hodd

200M dash – 6th Place - Logan Girad

1600 Run - 2nd Place - Sebastian Vasques, 6th Place - Weston Walker

4x400 relay – 2nd Place - Anthony Montez, Bobby Ruth, Archer Houston, Jackson Cook

2400- 2nd Place - Sebastian Vasques, 6th Place - Weston Walker

110 Hurdles- 1st Place Benson Hodd 2nd Place - Archer Houston 4th Place - Dilon Stoval

Long Jump- 1st Place - Camron Wright, 2nd Place Bobby Ruth

iPads

We have had more iPads broken this year than we have ever seen before, and I realize that we've had issues with the cases, and we are giving iPads to middle school students, but we are already over budget for the year.


Please talk to your students about properly caring for their iPad...here are a few simple solutions:

  1. Don't throw your backpack with the iPad in it.
  2. Be careful where you are charging it - make sure no can trip on the cord, or if they do, it doesn't fall.
  3. Don't put it on the edge of your desk.


We realize that accidents will happen, but we are asking for help in order to prevent as much as possible.

Student Registration Forms

IMPORTANT! PLEASE COMPLETE ANNUAL STUDENT REGISTRATION FORMS IN ASCENDER PARENT PORTAL!


If you have not done so, it is important that you complete the annual registration process ASAP. This must be completed each year because these forms provide us with important permissions and information that must be provided annually. Students without completed registration forms will begin to lose certain privileges until they are completed, so please take a moment to submit those forms in Ascender.


HOW DO I ACCESS PARENT PORTAL?
https://ascportal.esc13.net/ParentPortal/login?distid=227912


¿NECESITA ESPAÑOL?
Todos los formularios de registro también están en español. Para continuar en español, hay un menú desplegable en la esquina superior derecha de la página de inicio de sesión para cambiar al español.


WHAT IF I HAVE A NEWLY ENROLLED STUDENT? WHAT IF DON'T SEE MY ENROLLED STUDENT IN ASCENDER PARENT PORTAL?
If you enrolled your student during summer enrollment, you must still complete annual registration forms. If you don't see your enrolled student when you log in, an Ascender Parent Portal ID is needed in order to link to your student and complete the annual registration forms.

Please email your campus registrar to receive your student's Ascender Parent Portal ID. Please note that there may be slight delays in answering requests during peak times, such as this, but we will get it to you as quickly as possible!

Once you receive your student's Ascender Parent Portal ID from the campus registrar, please log into Ascender Parent Portal, select "Link to Enrolled Student", and enter the Parent Portal ID and the student's date of birth.


WHAT IF I SEE MY STUDENT, BUT DON'T HAVE A "REGISTRATION" OPTION?


In order to complete forms or update data for a student, the email address you have listed in Ascender Parent Portal must match what we have in our system. If you can see your student, but can't update any information, those email addresses do not match. We recommend updating and verifying your email address in Ascender Parent Portal. If you need us to change your email address in our system, please email registration@lagovista.txed.net and your campus registrar. You will be asked to provide your student's full name, date of birth, and grade level for verification purposes.


NEED OTHER HELP?


See the Quick Guide to Setting Up Ascender Parent Portal below for more information or email registration@lagovista.txed.net.

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Cell Phones

As many of you know, our cell phone policy for students is to turn them off and put them in their back packs during the day. This is EXTREMELY difficult for our students to follow, but I feel that it's very important that students be disconnected from their phones throughout the day.


Please remember that cell phones are not allowed during school hours. Phones must be turned off and in their backpacks. If your child needs to contact you, they may come to the front office to use the office phone or bring their personal phone to the front office, where they are allowed to use it.


If you need to communicate with your child during the day, you can email your child on their ipads, using their school email - firstname_lastname@lvisd.com


Remember that if you call the front office, we will be happy to deliver any messages to your child. Less disruption in the classrooms, the better!


News and Notes From The Office

Attendance & Nurse - Please email or contact the nurse if your child is home ill. Also, please make sure if your child calls you not feeling well, they must check in with the nurse before leaving due to COVID protocol.

terri_harkins@lagovista.txed.net

Ext. 2505


Boys Athletics - If your son is in last period athletics and you need to pick them up, we ask that you pick them up BEFORE 3PM.

School Time - Please remember that we teach from "bell to bell" each day and when you pull your student(s) out early or they arrive late to school, they miss valuable class time. Thank you for understanding!

Here is the bell schedule...first bell starts at 8:00 AM!

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Who Do I Contact?

We try to be excellent problem solvers here at LVMS, so if you have questions, let us help!


If you have questions about registrations, contact:

Monica Kaiser @ monica_kaiser@lagovista.txed.net

Schedules? Counselor April Woodburn @ april_woodburn@lagovista.txed.net

Bus? Transportation Director Lisa Gordon @ lisa_gordon@lagovista.txed.net

Logistical Questions? Secretary Sue Kunze @ sue_kunze@lagovista.txed.net


You can contact myself(eric_holt@lagovista.txed.net) or our Assistant Principal Kim Bentley (kim_bentley@lagovista.txed.net) with any questions you need help with as well.