LVJHS Weekly Bulletin 4/11/2016
Dear LVJHS Family,
The busy time of year is officially here! Outside of the regular school day, this week our students participated in the following activities: 8th grade college trip to Texas State University; a track duel with Navarro Middle School; La Vernia High School College Fair; and, presentations for high school agricultural courses. Having the chance to watch our kids participate at the track meet was lots of fun. I was also impressed with how many of our students not participating in track were volunteering to help work the event. One young man told me: "I am here to help and be a good team mate." This demonstrates the quality of students we serve.
As the year progresses, the frequency of activities will increase. In less than two months, our eighth grade students will be freshmen on the high school campus, and our fifth grade students will join our campus as sixth grade students. Despite the business of this time of the year, it is important to remember we only get to make a difference in our students' lives for a limited time, and we should always make the most of the opportunity to do so.
Thank you all for making LVJHS a great place for students!
La Vernia Junior High School
P.S. The bulletin contains an opportunity if you read it closely...
Check out these tips from Dr. Rich Allen regarding how to get students to get respond effectively writing prompts.
Please check out Lead4ward.com to check out some powerful learning tools. Visit the link below to see some awesome instructional strategies in the STAAR4ward section in the Lead4ward website. Use "learn2lead" in the password area.
Staff Spotlight: Mrs. Mondragon!
We are proud to announce Mrs. Mondragon as our spotlight staff member for the week! From Benchmarks to testing, alongside her many other responsibilities on campus, she has truly demonstrated an incredible amount of commitment and success! Because of her organization, thorough planning, and precise follow-through, our first round of testing was absolutely flawless! Additionally, Mrs. Mondragon continues to devote her time and expertise to our students on campus. She has volunteered to serve on various committees, coached a UIL Team, and creatively plans and shares wonderful ideas for our Junior High campus! Thank you Mrs. Mondragon for all that you do!
Fundamental Five Focus...
Giving students an opportunity to process their learning in writing helps with later recall. Use the Fundamental 5 visual cues poster as a reminder to stop at least twice each class period allowing students to respond to a prompt. Critical Writing does not take long to do, but the benefits are BIG!
8th Grade Texas State University Field Trip!
Fourth Nine Weeks at a Glance
MARCH 25, 2016: EASTER BREAK!
MARCH 28, 2016: PTO MEETING @ 9:00 AM
MARCH 29, 2016: 7TH GRADE WRITING STAAR
MARCH 29, 2016: 8TH GRADE MATH STAAR
MARCH 30, 2016: 8TH GRADE READING STAAR
MARCH 30, 2016: Sem 2 Cycle 1 (9 wk) REPORT CARD ISSUED
APRIL 4, 2016: SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
APRIL 15, 2016: JH SPRING DANCE
APRIL 20, 2016: Sem 2 Cycle 2 (3 wk) Progress Report ISSUED
APRIL 26, 2016: PTO MEETING
APRIL 30, 2016: SATURDAY SUPPORT SESSION 8 (4TH 9 WEEKS)
MAY 2, 2016: 8TH GRADE ALGEBRA STAAR
MAY 2, 2016: TENTATIVE TALENT SHOW RUN THROUGH
MAY 7, 2016: SATURDAY SUPPORT SESSION 9 (4TH 9 WEEKS)
MAY 9, 2016: 6TH GRADE MATH STAAR
MAY 9, 2016: 7TH GRADE MATH STAAR
MAY 9, 2016: 8TH GRADE MATH STAAR RETEST
MAY 10, 2016: 6TH GRADE READING STAAR
MAY 10, 2016: 7TH GRADE READING STAAR
MAY 10, 2016: 8TH GRADE READING STAAR RETEST
MAY 11, 2016: 8TH GRADE SCIENCE STAAR
MAY 12, 2016: 8TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES STAAR
MAY 17-18, 2016: HOLOCAUST MUSEUM FIELD TRIP (8TH GRADE CLASS)
MAY 17, 2016: PTO TALENT SHOW
MAY 19, 2016: AWARD CEREMONY
MAY 20, 2016: STUDENT EARLY RELEASE (STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY)
MAY 17, 2016: PTO TALENT SHOW
MAY 25, 2016: FIELD DAY on the FOOTBALL FIELD
MAY 27, 2016: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
MAY 30, 2016: MEMORIAL DAY
MAY 31-JUNE 3: STAFF DEVELOPMENT
JUNE 3, 2016: GRADUATION
JUNE 7, 8, 9, 2016: 2016-2017 REGISTRATION *7:00AM-1:00PM & 2:30PM – 7:00PM