LVMS Newsletter

September 9, 2022 | Edition IV

Fundraiser

We are about 40% to our final goal, and the fundraiser will close in TWO weeks. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far!


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

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 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.

Emergency Contact Info

Parents - please check the emergency contacts you listed in the Parent Portal for your students. Please add all contacts: Dads, Moms, siblings, relatives, or friends that you would like to be able to pick up your child for an appointment or emergency.


If a person is not listed, we are unable to let them take a student from our campus.


If you have any questions or need help with that, please let me know.

Game Day Info!

Remember that all ticket sales are online for Volleyball and Football. Here's the link to buy tickets - https://www.lagovistaisd.net/page/dis.tickets


Also, please talk to your students about what they are allowed (and not allowed) to do while staying late for a game. We will supervise students at the game, but many times students will leave campus to run over to Sonic. Crossing 1431 is extremely dangerous, but it's not a decision that we can control.


So if you're student stays late to watch a game, have those conversations beforehand!


Also, pep rallies are back! Parents are allowed to come to the pep rallies, but please allow yourself extra time to check in through the front office.


If you have any questions, please let me know.

Next Week is Spirit Week

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


Also, there are NO homecoming mums allowed during Spirit Week. Two reasons - I think this is a great high school tradition and gives the students something to look forward to, and second, have you seen some of those mums? Very distracting for middle school students!

Important Dates Coming Up

A few things to put on your calendar coming up:


  • Tuesday, September 13th - Picture Day - Order Forms are being sent home today.
  • Friday, September 30th - School Dance (Principal Sounds in the house!) - More details on that next week!
  • Wednesday, October 26th - PSAT for 8th Graders

News from the LV Booster Club

Did you know that the LV Viking Booster Club provides funds to every sport in the district? Throughout the year, football concessions represents our biggest fundraiser and the funds that are raised are used to provide athletic equipment for all sports. So we truly represent one club fundraising for all district sports. We are so happy to have the ability to support so many, but we need your help in order to continue funding these programs successfully. We need volunteers from every sport to sign up for concessions and other support functions by clicking on the links provided below. As a side note, we are now able to accept all credit cards and Apple Pay in concessions with our newly installed and easy to use point of sale system. We are excited and focused on creating a culture of volunteerism district wide and we can only be successful together!”


Please see the concession links for all football teams --

Accelerated Instruction

If you received an email about accelerated instruction, the last day to respond to the form is September 10th.

Volleyball Runs The Mustangs

The 7A Lady Vikings won in two straight games against Marble Falls on Wednesday evening. Lago Vista came out strong against Taylor with only giving up 10 points in the first set and then only 3 in the second. We had some strong consistent serving that was very difficult for Marble Falls to return. The support with the crowd really set the atmosphere as well! The crowd was so loud at times that we were penalized for serving twice because we couldn't hear the whistle! We appreciate everyone that came out to support these girls as it made all the difference in the world! Leading in serves was Ada Weyant and Kyrksen Cook. We had some great passing and assists from Myah and Brooklyn Marquez, Elah Francisco, and Emerson Burke. Overall, all of the girls did awesome and had great attitudes! They all fought hard and I can see so much improvement with court awareness in just one week! Also contributing to the team were Jolie Mosser, Eloise Thering, Ellie St. Martin, and Ava Bailey. Come back and support us on Monday!


7B vs. Marble Falls 9/7/22


The 7B Lady Vikings also won in two straight games against Marble Falls on Wednesday evening. It was a close start with the first set win at 25-19. Harper Phillips and Mitzi Wright started out strong with serving to help in the first set. The second set win was 25-15. Kylie Gerace and Odalys Guajardo had great consistent serving in this set! Leading in passing was Rileigh Ramirez. They all definitely progressed during the game. They improved with transitioning and had some great 3 touch points with a pass, set, and a hit, which is the ultimate goal. We had a great LV crowd for this group also and it definitely motivated them and pushed them! They should be hyped after this game and ready to compete! Also contributing to the team was Savanna Johnston, Camilla Cruz, Sierra Gonzalez, Emma Blair, Braxton Brewer, Selah Moore, and Aleeza Sahibzada.


8B vs. Marble Falls 9/7/22

The 8B Lady Vikings defeated the Mustangs of Marble Falls in 2 sets 25-19; 25-19 this past Wednesday. Serving was the theme of the night as Winter Callahan, Emily Viruette, & Audrey Ferguson were all able to push 6+ points on their serves. After a bit of a slow start the Lady Vikings picked up their defensive play with big contributions from Ke’Auvia Cox, Sabryna Holcomb, Winter Callahan and Anna Heston. The match was never in doubt as the girls hustled, bumped, set, served and spiked their way to victory. The Ladies are 2-0 on the season.


8A vs Marble Falls 9/7/22


The 8A Lady Vikings also defeated Marble Falls this past Wednesday 25-17; 25-20 to move their season record to 2-0. The Ladies battled through some inconsistent play throughout the match to eventually overwhelm the Lady Mustangs late in each set with strong defensive and offensive play. Leading servers from the match: Eliana Helton, Olivia Parra, Claire Everett. Offensive Standouts: Eliana Helton, Sydney Mosser, Olivia Parra, Abby Tristan & Ayva Riter. Defensive Standouts: Claire Everett, Eliana Helton, Molly Roberts, & Sydney Mosser. The Lady Vikings will host the Lady Badgers of Lampasas on Monday 9/12. Come on out and support the girls!

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Cross Country Home Meet This Weekend

The Cross Country Teams started their season last Saturday in the Lago Vista XC Invitational.


The top finishers for the girls were - Kyrksen Cook, Jolie Mosser, Maia Joshua, Molly Roberts, and Emily Viruette


Also running for the MASSIVE girl's team were:

Selah Moore, Ada Weyant, Laila Burlew, Peyton Brown, Amelia Cook, Hannah Benitez, Haleigh Carson, Valerie Marin, Addison Roberts, Taylor Teague, Ellie St. Martin, Nova Cortez, Helen Munoz, Andrea Saavedra, Alexis Nichols, Dhylan Johnson, Marilyn Kamenzind, Adriana Owens, Sofia Garcia, Kandice Richardson


The top finishers for the boys were:

Sebastian Vazquez, Jackson Cook and Fletcher Matheson,

Victor Plua, Evan O'Brien, Brody Stoner, Jonas Larkin also turned in great efforts.

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A Message From Nurse Carmichael

With a new year back in gear, we wanted to update everyone on this year's Covid Protocol. Instead of students staying home for any single Covid symptom, we have differentiated the symptoms into milder and more serious ones. Please see the different symptom lists here. The number of restricted days has also changed from 10 days to 5 days of isolation.

We hope this helps clarify the process for everyone.
Please don't hesitate to call your nurse if you have questions.
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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

Over the weekend, they will be connecting the main power to the addition, and we will have light!
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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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Mrs. Leslie Kudrna

1) Where are you from originally?


I am originally from McKinney, TX.

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


I always felt led to have an occupation that influenced others in a positive way. Teaching just felt like the obvious choice! I took a few classes in college and fell in love with education! I was really hooked when I started student teaching and seeing the impact I, and other teachers, could have on a child.

3) Tell us about your family...


I am married to Coach K and we have 3 children, Karter, Kooper, and Keelye. Our weekends are spent being our kids entourages to their various sporting events! Our family enjoys lazy days any chance we can get, which is not often!

4) What are your favorite hobbies?


I enjoy cooking! I love finding and trying new recipes! I have recently ventured into baking and have enjoyed it more than I thought I would!

5) What is your favorite thing about LVMS?


My favorite thing about LVMS is how the staff works together for the betterment of our students! We truly put students first and help nurture them into becoming well rounded young adults by the time they leave us.

Lago Vista Youth Basketball Wants To Hear From You!

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Your feedback matters. Our community is growing by leaps and bounds. To ensure that we can support our kiddos and growth -- we need to learn a little bit more about what's important to you as parents. Please help us out and FILL OUT OUR SURVEY.


Recreational play: For the player that is at the beginner level, or who has been playing for around 3 years or less. They are either new to the sport, have some experience playing in camps or at school. Players are focused on learning the fundamentals, developing proper skills, learning how to play on a team and having fun.


Competitive play: For the player who is established with the sport and have been playing for around 3-5 years. They have experience playing on teams in a league and/or tournament setting. They know team basics and fundamentals and are capable of playing at a quick competitive pace in a travel setting.



Lago Vista Youth Basketball 22 - 23 Parent Survey - Google Forms


Note: The results of the survey will be used to help structure our 2022-23 LV Youth Basketball season. All recommendations & changes to the LVYBB season will be the sole decision of the President and LVYBB board members using data, feedback from the community as well as availability of resources and volunteers.

Video Contest!

The Take Care of Texas Video Contest is a fun way for young people to learn about protecting the environment and come up with creative ways to share this knowledge with others!

Students create a 30-second video that shows positive ways to Take Care of Texas. Contest sponsor Waste Management of Texas, Inc. will award prizes to the creators of the best videos.

Contest opens September 12th!

Submit your entries here: https://takecareoftexas.org/.../take-care-texas-video...

#keeptexasbeautiful #TakeCareOfTexas

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