LVMS Newsletter

August 26, 2022 | Edition II

Getting Into A Groove

Things may not be "normal" again for a long time(what is "normal", anyway?), but conversations I've had with teachers have made us feel like it's 2019 again! Our students have adapted very well to new routines, and I think we are all happy to be in school again.

Fundraiser

Fundraising is something that helps to fund student activities and give teachers additional resources to support students. Through our partnership with School Funding Group we are simply asking for a minimum $20 dollar donation, and for that donation, you will receive numerous discounts on brand names like Amazon, Home Depot, Nike and Oakley. These discounts can far outweigh the cost of your donation.


The proceeds of this fundraiser will help fund:


  • Teacher Training
  • Teacher Supplies
  • Student Incentives
  • Technology for the classroom
  • UIL and OAP Supplies
  • School Improvement

Here is the link to donate, and I truly appreciate your generosity!


https://schoolfundinggroup.com/donate/b1f6d683-cb09-4f26-85f6-13a99dca041e

iPad Coverage

Attention LVHS & LVMS Parents!

Did you sign up for the Lago Vista ISD Optional Accidental Damage & Theft Coverage for your student's device? Don't forget to pay for the coverage by October 1st! The cost is $50 for an individual student, $75 for households with multiple students.

Please visit https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/prdembd?ref=ZZHNP3KO0U04OTR_ZZ4UQPVENSLPRYB to pay for your student's coverage prior to October 1st.

Note: Students in grades PK-5 will not have self-managed devices this year, so coverage is only needed for students in grades 6-12.

If you have any questions, please contact our Technology Department at techhelp@lagovistaisd.net.

Homecoming Spirit Week

It's a few weeks away, but we are planning for Spirit Week already! Here are the theme days:


Monday 9/12- Marvel Monday

Tuesday 9/13- Jersey Day

Wednesday 9/14- Flashback/Decades Day

Thursday 9/15- BLUE OUT

Friday 9/16- Lago Spirit Day

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

New Staff Email Address!

Lago Vista has new, easier email addresses! We can now be reached a First Initial, Last Name @lagovistaisd.net


Always feel free to email me at eholt@lagovistaisd.net

G/T Referral Form

Individuals who wish to refer a student for gifted and talented should complete and submit this form. Students can ONLY be screened once per year. This form must be submitted by Monday, October 3, 2022 for students in grades 1-12.


Upon receipt of referrals, parents/guardians of referred students will receive a consent form to have their child screened for the Lago Vista ISD Gifted and Talented Education Program.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_oGmicUEuGEv-DqTKZR5FimVITeWC9xS-sVWkpT29kUr5Xg/viewform


Espanol - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSefrGUGfeOUHRxy6R5Xge0s27jhZ2ueLqRgHA15mRrFyKp78A/viewform

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Want To Watch The Football Game But Can't Make It?

Coach Hill and I broadcast the Varsity Football games...watch them by following this link!


https://youtu.be/D1JYq93Xyes

Construction Update

The walls in the addition are starting to be painted! Windows and doors should be put up in the next few weeks. We are targeting that the construction will be done in November and then we can start working on the Science Wing reconstruction.


And our tables came in for the courtyard! It's no longer a mini-football or baseball field, but that's probably a good thing for middle schoolers. The courtyard looks great!

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Who Do I Contact?

If you have registration questions, email Monica Kaiser - mkaiser@lagovistaisd.net


Schedule Questions? 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


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 Rachel Karg

Each week, we will do a Question and Answer with two of our teachers so you can get to know each other a little bit more. This week, we are starting with Coach Karg and Coach Fox!


1) Where are you from originally?


I was born in Iowa, but spent HS and college outside of Chicago, Illinois. I’ve lived in LV for longer than I have anywhere else, but I’ll always claim The Cubs and The Bears as MY teams.


2) What led you to become a teacher and how long have you been teaching?


I come from a family of teachers. My grandmother taught at the Iowa school for the deaf for over 30 years, my dad taught for Texas Tech for over 20 and my aunts are both principals. I have proudly taught in Lago Vista for my entire 22 year career.


3) Tell us about your family...


My son Konnor is a senior at LVHS. He plays middle linebacker for our football team…go #7!!!

My daughter Kendall is a Junior at LVHS she is also on the field as an athletic trainer, then will play soccer and softball. My husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary this summer and love to spend time at the lake and watching The Office


4) What are your favorite hobbies?


I love to be active and enjoy running and kayaking. If I have to sit still, then you’ll find a book in my hands.


5) What is your favorite part about your job?


One of my favorite parts of being a teacher is learning and discovering new things with my students. I also love the connections I make with kids.

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Coach Zach Fox

1) Where are you originally from?


I am from Gorman, Texas - with a population of 1,500 people.


2) What led you to become a teacher? How long have you been in education?


Both of my parents are teachers and growing up I always aspired to follow in their footsteps. I have been in education/coaching for 9 years.


3) Tell us about your family.


Me and my wife, Sophia, just welcomed a beautiful baby girl this summer, Jolene Amelia Fox. We’re so excited for this next chapter in our lives and I’ve loved becoming a father. We also have a St. Bernard named Minion and an English Bulldog named Gru.


4) What are your favorite hobbies?


I enjoy playing sports, working out, traveling, being with my family and more recently my biggest hobby is changing diapers.


5) What is your favorite part about your job?


I love making connections and building relationships with my students. It’s incredible to teach these young men and women in middle school and see them grow through graduation and even past that. Middle school is such an impressionable age and I like to think I make a positive impact in all of my students lives. Already loving history and being able to teach what I love every day is a bonus.