LVMS Newsletter

November 18th, 2022 | Edition XIV

Let's Look Ahead

Happy Thanksgiving Break, everyone!! I hope that you have a restful week off from school, and I wanted to give everyone a quick heads up about what's coming up next because Christmas Break will be here before you know it!

When we return on Monday, November 28th, we will have two full weeks of school, and then one four day week. During that four day week(December 12-15), students will have final exams in their classes. Final exams cannot be taken early, so if a student misses, they will have to make it up in January(not ideal).

Also - December 15 will be the last day of classes in the Science Wing! Over Christmas Break, the interior will be completely demolished and the renovations will begin. Student classes that were in the Science wing will move over to the new wing for 2nd semester. Next year, all renovations will be complete and we will have an amazing building(sorry 8th graders!!).

Have you heard of the Lago Vista ISD Education Foundation?

We have been around for many years and are a foundation that fundraises to give grants to educators in our district. Those grants fund equipment and supplies for students. Lago Vista ISD students are the direct beneficiaries of all of our efforts.

We are currently looking for community volunteers to help with our Giving Tuesday Campaign. You can learn more about how to help and who we are at our website, , or by emailing

When LVISD students thrive, our community does too!

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Fundraiser at Chipotle!

The Lago Vista Band Boosters are hosting a fundraiser at Chipolte. The band will receive 33% of sales, when a code identifying the fund raiser is used with each order. The fundraiser will be held at the Chipolte in Cedar Park on December 3, 2022 from 4-8pm.
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Northlake Christmas Store

Parents - We are excited to be able to serve you! Please complete the form below to shop at our Northlake Christmas Store. The Christmas Store has a limited amount of children it can serve. It is a first-come, first-serve basis based on eligibility for the first 150 children that have been signed up.

For $15 per child you will receive approx. $175 of gifts:

  • (2) small gifts up to $25
  • (2) medium gifts between$26 -$ 50
  • (1) large gift at a value of $51 to $100

Due to limited availability, we highly encourage you to sign up as soon as possible. The deadline to register is Friday December 2nd.

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Ducks Flown Out of Lago

7th B against Taylor

Lady Vikings played hard against the Taylor Ducks but came up a little short. We lost 10-13, but we learned a lot from this game and will continue to practice and work hard for improvement. I was proud of how hard the girls played and all that they put on the court. Myah Marquez came up with some big steals. Big rebounders for the night were Sofia Garcia and Hannah Koenning. Peyton Byrd, Marlow Coale, and Harper Phillips lead the team with passes and setting up plays for us to score. Contributing to the team as well, Elle Head, Kennedy Brown, and Mellany Cardenas.

7A Taylor

The Lady Vikings had a strong performance last night against Taylor, winning 29-22. Their hussle and tenacity in the fourth quarter led them to victory! Scorers on the night were Kryrksen Cook with 8 points, GG Hidalgo with 7 points, Ada Weyant with 6 points, Jolie Mosser with 6 points, and Amelia Wheeler with a basket. Others contributing to the success of the team were Braxton Brewer, Brooklyn Marquez, Selah Moore, and Emerson Burke. We are hopeful to have Savannah Johnston back in the following weeks rebounding from an ankle injury. I am super proud of these young ladies, and I look forward to the rest of the season.

8th B against Taylor

Lady Vikings improved their game from last week with a big win against the Lady Ducks. Lady Vikings ran the court and played hard. Big scorers toinight were Anya Alanis and Kailee Kiester. Audrey Ferguson came up with some big steals and rebounds to keep her team dominating the game. Laila Burlew had a couple of great scores keeping the Lady Vikings grind strong. Laney Bentley rebounded and stole the ball many times from the Lady Ducks giving the Lady Vikings another chance to score. Melissa Soto put pressure on Taylor players and created many turnovers for the Lady Vikings. Ayleen Hernandez had a rebound/score towards the end of the game that was awesome! Contributing to the win was Sabryna Holcomb, Ke’Auvia Cox, and Sadie Darling.

8A Taylor

The Lady Vikings played their home basketball opener this past Thursday night vs the Lady Ducks from Taylor. The girls came into the night 0-1 after losing a tough season opener at Lampasas last week and we’re looking to get off to a fast start. From the tip off the Lady Vikings set the pace of play all game long with their defense. The girls were able to force turnovers resulting in easy baskets building an early lead that they maintained all game long. The girls earned their first win of the season with a final score of 38-19 over Taylor. Members of the 8th Grade A team are - Molly Roberts. Abby Tristan, Lanne Arredondo, Piper Olsen, Winter Callahan, Emily Viruette, Ayva Ritter, Sofia Hankins, Olivia Parra, Eliana Helton, Sydney Mosser.

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Lago Takes On The Ducks

Boy's 7th Grade Basketball

The 7th graders started off their season against Taylor Thursday night. The B team competed hard and kept it close going into the 4th quarter. Point guard Max Gamez and shooting guard Dillon Humke led the offensive attack while Evan O'Brien and Carter Manion hustled on the defensive end. The Ducks were able to pull away in the 4th with a couple of key baskets down the stretch. Final score was 28-16.

The A team was in control most of the 1st quarter. Sam Kinslow made a couple deep 3-pointers while Karter Kudrna and Keagan Harris created opportunities on the offensive end. Evan Rehner and Macer Ballard tore it up on the defensive end and the Vikings were down 4 at halftime. Taylor took the game over with their ability to rebound and the Vikings had a tough time stopping the Ducks point guard. They fought until the end with some late points by Devin Parsons and Brennan Brown but the final score was 38-20 in favor of the Ducks.

Our next game is Thursday, December first against Marble Falls at home!

Last night the Eighth Grade A team took on Taylor Ducks in the most intense and physical first games of middle school basketball I’ve ever seen. The game was back and forth throughout all four quarters. Both teams were very physical both down the court and in the paint, but at the end of those four quarters, Lago Vista did come out on top winning by four points. The offensive players of the game were Dylan Stovall and your leading scorer Benson Hodd. Your defensive players of the game for rebounding were Jackson Cook and Blake Meredith and leading the team in steals was Bobby Ruth and Archer Houston. A great first game is a great way to start the season with a victory hopefully it translates in the many more victories to come for the rest of the season.

8B...coming soon.

Construction Update

The classrooms are ready to go...they have a teachers desk, TVs, and even flags!

The halls are being equipped with emergency lighting - just a few more weeks and we will be in there!

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Who Do I Contact?

If you have registration, Enrollment and Ascender, or Parent and Student Portal questions, email Monica Kaiser -

Schedule Questions or does your student need support? Our counselor April Woodburn can help you!

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

Attendance questions? Contact Terri Harkins -

You can always email me or our Assistant Principal Kim Bentley for assistance - or

Meet Your Teachers!

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Mrs. Lisa Weaver

1) Where are you from originally?

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas

2) What led you to LVMS and how long have you been working here?

My husbands' job brought us to this area. I needed to work and I wanted to be near my children and have the same schedule as them, and also be available for all their many activities. The answer to that was substitute teaching... very flexible! I subbed for about 10 or eleven years, until they had both graduated, and then came on full time here at the MS after that.

3) Tell us about your family...

I have a wonderful husband, Scott, that I have been married to for 36 years and still enjoy spending time with!! I also have 2 fabulous grown children, Brittany 31 and Taylor 27, who are killin it in the real world. Brittany works remotely from here for Netflix Post Production Accounting and Taylor does quality control and code writing for a company in Maryland that oversees mammography equipment. They both still want to come home and enjoy spending holidays with the family!! Check!!

4) What are your favorite hobbies?

My hobbies are crafting with my Cricut machine, Mickey Mouse, going to watch theater, performing in theater, living, eating and breathing theater. I perform with all the local theater and choral groups here in Lago Vista and it keeps me sane... mostly!

5) What is your favorite part about your job?

My favorite part about my job is that it is different every single day! It can be trying at times, but it is a joy to finally see that lil light bulb come on in that one kid that you thought you'd never reach, and all of a sudden... there it is! It is sometimes fleeting and gone just as quickly as it came, but you know it will come again and that is what keeps us going!

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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