Lago Vista Middle School

2014-15

Upcoming Events...

Friday April 10th -- Special Olympics Track Meet at Marble Falls (Completed earlier today)

Friday April 10th -- District Track Meet at Blanco

Saturday April 11th -- Special Olympics Track Meet at Round Rock

Monday April 20th -- STAAR (Grades 5 & 8 Math)

Tuesday April 21st -- STAAR (Grades 6 & 7 Math); STAAR (Grade 8 Social Studies)

Wednesday April 22nd -- STAAR (Grades 5 & 8 Science); STAAR (Grades 6 & 7 Reading)

Friday May 1st -- Special Olympics Area 13 Spring Games (Day 1)

Saturday May 2nd -- Special Olympics Area 13 Spring Games (Day 2)

Tuesday May 5th -- Algebra I EOC

GT Showcase Last Night ...... Huge Success

What a fantastic job by our students last night presenting their GT projects at LVHS. There was a large turn out from the community and our students represented LVMS incredibly. Thank you to Dr. Lofton, Ms. Burke, Ms. Morrow and all the students for their hard work!
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LVMS dominates at Special Olympics Track Meet Today in Marble Falls

Jackie Broyles:

Softball throw - 2nd place

50 meter run - 4th place


Steven Outlaw:

Javelin throw - 1st place

50 meter run - 1st place

400 meter relay - 2nd place


Nolan Pena:

Softball throw - 2nd place

25 meter walk - 2nd place


Emily Eberling:

Softball throw - 1st place

100 meter run - 1st place

400 meter relay - 2nd place


Billy Wilson:

Shotput - 1st place

100 meter run - 3rd place

400 meter relay - 2nd place

Spring is in the air ... Dress Code Review

What an exciting time of the year. We have had some beautiful weather lately and there is more to come. I need to take a moment to remind you of our dress code at LVMS. Please review it and have your students follow it.



Student dress is largely a matter of personal judgment and taste. Clothing should conform to reasonable standards of modesty, cleanliness, good taste, and safety. Student dress will be considered acceptable if it does not violate the following principles:


1. Articles of clothing must not cause a distraction nor be a health or safety hazard.

2. Student appearance must not interfere with the instructional program.

3. Hair style must be:

  • Clean and well groomed and out of the eyes.
  • Any desired length that does not interfere with safety.
  • Only natural colored hair is permissible. (For example, blonde, brown, black, and red)

Specific standards of dress are as follows:


1. Dresses and non-uniform clothing must be of sufficient length to allow for performing normal school functions without immodest exposure. All outer garments (skirts, shorts, dresses, shirts worn over tights, etc.) are required to be no shorter than six inches above the back of the knee. Spandex shorts, tights, and leggings are allowed ONLY with an outer garment that meets the six inches policy. Undergarments must not be visible. Garters and garter belts are considered undergarments.

2. Modesty will prevail. No low cut tops. See-through/sheer material is ONLY permitted worn over an article of clothing that is dress code compliant. Clothing that is torn, or with holes placed above fingertip length is prohibited. Pants, skirts, and/or shorts must cover all skin above the fingertip length.

3. Halter tops, low cut tops, and other similar clothing which reveals bare midriffs, bare backs, and low cut fronts may not be worn.

4. Clothing should be of the appropriate size. Clothing cannot be baggy or saggy, worn low on the body, nor drag on the ground.

5. Shirts will be buttoned properly. Tank tops are NOT permitted.

6. Trench coats are prohibited.

7. Hats and/or caps will not be worn inside during the academic school day.

8. No bandannas, rags, gloves, kerchiefs, or gang-related decorative articles. No visible gang-related tattoos.

9. Hanging wallet chains, banging belt ends, spiked/studded belts, bracelets, necklaces, chain belts, handcuffs; or sharp/heavy rings are not permitted.

10. Visible body piercing, with the exception of earrings, is prohibited.

11. Sunglasses may not be worn in school buildings without specific recommendation from a doctor.

12. Mustaches, beards, and sideburns must be well groomed. Grooming is at the discretion of the principal.

13. Shoes that mark the floor are prohibited.

14. Student dress or jewelry may not display information pertaining to profanity, obscenity, sexual connotations, ethnic slurs, death, tobacco, alcohol or other prohibited substances.


Students are expected to comply with the district dress code. When possible, a change of

clothing is given for the first offense. Students who do not comply with the dress code will

not be allowed to attend classes and will be placed in In-School Suspension for the

remainder of the school day.


Principal or designee will have final discretion over the interpretation of the dress code.

Cell Phone Review...

ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES

Possession and Use of Personal Telecommunications Devices, Including Mobile Telephones


For safety purposes, the District permits students to possess personal mobile telephones; however, these devices must remain turned off during the instructional day, including during all testing, unless they are being used for approved instructional purposes. A student must have approval to possess other telecommunications devices such as netbooks, laptops, tablets, or other portable computers.


The use of mobile telephones or any device capable of capturing images is strictly prohibited in locker rooms or restroom areas while at school or at a school-related or school-sponsored event.


Instructional Use of Personal Telecommunications and Other Electronic Devices

In some cases, students may find it beneficial or might be encouraged to use personal telecommunications or other personal electronic devices for instructional purposes while on campus. Students must obtain prior approval before using personal telecommunications or other personal electronic devices for instructional use. Students must also sign a user agreement that contains applicable rules for use (separate from this handbook). When students are not using the devices for approved instructional purposes, all devices must be turned off during the instructional day. Violations of the user agreement may result in withdrawal of privileges and other disciplinary action.