LVMS Newsletter

October 28, 2022 | Edition XI

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Picture Retake Day, Tuesday, November 1st

If you missed Picture Day, retakes will be done on November 1st. If you would like to take retakes, make sure to bring in your original pictures to turn them in.

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!

Picking Up Your Student?

Parents must either call or come into the office to pick up their student before we will let them sign out. So please make sure to contact us at the office rather than contacting your student and having them tell us they are leaving.

Any questions - please let us know.

Free and Reduced- Price Meal News

As a reminder, LVISD transitioned back to Free and Reduced-Price Meals for the 22-23 school year. The federal government is no longer funding the free lunch program, which was part of the COVID-19 pandemic aid package. All families are encouraged to fill out the Free and Reduced-Price Meals applications. If your child previously received free or reduced-priced meals, a new application must be received to determine if your child still qualifies. Previous free and reduced-meal eligibility has now expired. You can fill out the Free & Reduced Meal application online at MySchoolApps by clicking on the following links:

For questions regarding applications, please contact Michelle Jackson, and for questions regarding student purchases, please contact Jennifer Porter.

Password For Ascender?

Password - Did you forget your password for the Ascender Parent Portal? Instructions below on how to reset your password so you can go into your account and see your child(ren)'s grades and attendance. Any questions regarding Parent/Student Portals, please email
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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 -

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!

If you have any questions, please let me know.

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More Incredible Viking Volleyball

7B vs Taylor 10/24

Lady Vikings fought hard against the Taylor Ducks. We won the first set 25-18, and the second set 25-19. Mitzi Wright and Odalys Guajardo killed it on the serves. Savannah Johnston came in with a strong block against the Ducks. The girls battled back and forth but the Lady Vikings came through strong and never let up. Braxton Brewer, Camilla Cruz, Selah Moore, and Aleeza Sahibezeda had some nice passes to our setters. Harper Phillips and Sierra Gonzalez had some great sets for our hitters. Emma Blair, Kylie Gerace and Rileigh Ramierez also contributed to the win against Taylor. This was our last game of the season and the girls really showed up to win. We had a great season, made tons of progress, and lots of memories.

8B vs Taylor 10/24

This game was no challenge for the Lady Vikings 8B team. We came in strong and finished the same way. The first set was 25-16 and the second set was 25-13. The Taylor Ducks were no match to our killer serves, passes, and attacks. Anna Heston, Winter Callahan, Kennedy McSkimming, and Audrey Ferguson loaded up on the Ducks with power house serves. Emily Virutte , Avery Thompson, and Sabryna Holcomb let nothing hit the ground in the back row. They made some challenging passes up to our setters that saved us multiple times from the Ducks scoring. Ke’auvia Cox, Kennedy McSkimming, Audrey Ferguson, and Winter Callahan all made some awesome attacks that landed aces on the Ducks side of the court. This group has been strong all year. They continue to show growth and maturity throughout the season. We had a great volleyball season and made tons of memories along the way.

7A vs. TAYLOR 10/24

7A Lady Vikings have ended their regular season with an 8-0 record with a win against Taylor this week in 2 sets! Both sets were 25-13. Great serve streaks from Elah Francisco and Eloise Thering! We saw some great hits from Ellie St. Martin and digs from Brooklyn Marquez! A great effort by the entire team! Contributing to the team are Myah Marquez, Ellie St. Martin, Emerson Burke, Eloise Thering, Ava Bailey, Brooklyn Marquez! We will head over to Marble Falls on Saturday for our District Tournament to end the season!

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Football Squares off Against Wimberly

The LVMS football team hosted its 2nd district opponent in Viking Stadium on Thursday night. The Wimberley Texans traveled to Viking Stadium in Lago Vista for the district champion showdown. The Vikings (all teams 1-0 in district play) were prepared for the fight.

The LVMS Super team game started our evening of contest. The Texans came out strong in the first half, outsourcing the Vikings two touchdowns to one. The Texans scored again in the second half to secure the victory. The final score of the game was 22-6, in favor of the Texans. The result of this game puts the Super team at 2-4 for the season and 1-1 in district play.

The LVMS 7th grade team managed to reverse the order of the outcome of the first game. The Vikings outscored the Texans two touchdowns to none in the first half of the game. The Texans poured on the offense in the second half and managed to score two late touchdowns, but the Vikings held them off, scoring another touchdown in the second half to secure the victory. The final score of this game was 20-16, in favor of the Vikings. The result of this game puts the 7th grade team at 3-3 for the season and 2-0 in district play.

The LVMS 8th grade team came out, ready to fight, but the Texans just had more offense throughout the game. The Vikings were in the Texans' Red Zone three times in the first half and almost posted a safety on the Texans, but a recovered fumble for a touchdown prevented the Vikings from scoring. The Texans never let off the gas and managed to score two additional touchdowns in the second half. The Vikings never recovered from the first half and failed to find the end zone in the second half. The final score of the game was 28-0, in favor of the Texans. The result of this game puts the 8th grade team at 3-3 for the season and 1-1 in district play.

Our next district contest will be played next Thursday against the Jarrell Cougars in Jarrell, TX. This game will conclude our middle school regular and district seasons. We hope to see you all there, supporting our middle school teams. GO VIKINGS!!!

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Thanksgiving Dinner

Construction Update

The weightroom equipment has arrived...and it looks AWESOME.
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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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Coach Jessica Weyant

1) Where are you from originally?

I am originally from New Mexico, 1/2 and 1/2 between Ruidoso and Roswell. My husband lived in Austin and we met while I was working at Angel Fire Resort and he was visiting. He somehow worked his magic and convinced me to move to Texas about a year later in 2007.

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

I always knew I wanted to do something with sports and or athletics. I had a Kinesiology professor in college who had a big impact on my decision to want to teach. It was obviously some time ago and schools during that time in NM were starting to cancel PE programs and or lessen the amount of time it was offered significantly. She had us visit local schools and set up PE programs for the elementary kids that they wouldn't otherwise have. When I started doing that I was hooked! I decided to pursue my masters and travel after my undergrad and did not immediately go into teaching, but it was always something I was going to come back to. When our family moved to Lago Vista is when it made sense. This is now my 4th year.

3) Tell us about your family...

My husband is a Captain with the Austin Fire Department. We have been married for 13 years and have 2 daughters. Ada is in 7th grade and Aspen is in 4th grade. They keep us very busy and are both very active in all things sports! We have 2 dogs, Bronco and Scout, and 2 cats, Lizzo and Lucy.

4) What are your favorite hobbies?

My favorite hobbies are going to the gym and spending time on the lake ... though the time committed to those has not been as much as I would like the last few years! My new hobby has become driving my kids to their extracurriculars! Our kids are living their best life and I am their ride!

5) What is your favorite part about your job?

My favorite part about my job is when I see the kids get excited about improving on skill, or when it clicks from the classroom. I love when I hear my Sports Med students apply what they have learned in an actual situation. So many times they will apply something on their own time and then come to me excited about it the next day and explain what they did and how they knew what to do. I enjoy when I have inspired a student or athlete to take a chance outside of their comfort zone and they are appreciative of the nudge and glad that they did!

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Early Bird LVYBB Basketball Registration Is Open!

It's that time of year once again. Early-bird registration is live for the 22-23 season and will end on on 10/15 and we can't wait to see your kiddos come our for basketball. Get signed up today!

Please use the direct link to register as parts of our site are still under construction.

Also, don't forget to like our page and follow us @LagoVistaYouthBB to stay up-to-date on all the latest and greatest from LVYBB.

P.S. If you've already signed up, awesome! Look forward to seeing you in November.

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:

#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