Mission Maximize!

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!



Anthony Kosub

Principal

La Vernia Junior High School


P.S. The bulletin contains an opportunity if you read it closely...

"Writing What's Right"

Check out these tips from Dr. Rich Allen regarding how to get students to get respond effectively writing prompts.

Lead4ward Instructional Strategies

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.

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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

LVJHS: What an Awesome Group of People!

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The first three staff members to tell Mr. Villanueva the name of the Rich Allen article in the bulletin will get a surprise!