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Hello Tiger Families, 

Boys Golf Team 2018Congratulations to the Boys and Girls golf team for another incredible season as the boys captured their second straight state championship on Saturday at the Riverton Country Club.  The girls were able to secure the second place trophy after being in 5th place after round 1.  Both the boys and girls cross country teams won their respective championship at the Lander Invite on Thursday at the Lander Country Club. 

Girls Golf Team 2018The volleyball team split their home games with a win over Lovell on Saturday after losing to Powell on Friday. 

The girls swim team continued to dominate in the pool with new records, qualifiers and performances by many at the Jackson Invite on Friday and Saturday. 

The football team put on a great performance in front of the home crowd on Friday night, losing 35-28 to fourth ranked Evanston after having the lead late in the fourth quarter.  

Homecoming is this week and we will start off the week with another home volleyball match as we will host rival Riverton on Tuesday.  On Friday our activities will start with our Pep Assembly at 1pm, followed by the parade at 2pm.  The Homecoming Tailgate party will begin at 5pm and kickoff for our varsity game will be at 7pm.  

LVHS Homecoming Spirit Days

LVHS Homecoming Spirit Days examples

  • Monday, September 17th- Sleeping Beauties: That’s right…we’re kicking off the week with a Monday where you can roll out of bed and wear your pajamas to school (bonus points for wearing Disney pajamas!)
  • Tuesday, September 18th- Classic Disney: Honoring the classics…dress up/sport gear for all those classic Disney characters (Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, any classic Disney princess or character)
  • Wednesday, September 19th- Disney Heroes& Villains: Dress up/sport gear for any hero or villain from any Disney/Disney Pixar/Disney Marvel movie of your choice.
  • Thursday, September 20th- Star Wars: Now that Disney owns Star Wars…dress up/sport gear from any Star Wars movie/Star Wars character
  • Friday, September 21st- Bleed Green: The most important spirit day of the week… let's represent Tiger Nation pride by “bleeding green” with your Tiger gear. Wear anything green, black, white and LVHS Tigers you can find. The crazier and over-the-top, the better!

                                     

Our counseling department will be hosting a Post- High School Planning Parent Night on Monday (Tomorrow) at 6pm in the LVHS Auditorium.  All senior parents are highly encourage to come, but all parents wanting any information in this area are welcome. 

I was recently honored to be one of the first "guests" to give a book talk to our Language Arts class and I hope that some of you may also be interested in this event.  Our Language Arts department is working hard to create more excitement and energy towards reading amongst our students.  One strategy to accomplish this being used by Mrs. Hinkle is to invite guests to give 2-minute "Book Talks" at the beginning of each class period.   To give a book talk, all you have to do is:

  1. Show the book’s cover

  2. Give the author’s name and the title of the text

  3. Explain the gist of the book and why you like it

  4. Read your favorite passage or paragraph

Even though this is the basic format, be as creative as you would like! Guests have dressed in costume and even performed songs. After the Book Talk, and if the book piques their interest, students write down the title and author in their “To Read List” which they refer to whenever they are ready to pick up another title. If this sounds like something you would be interested in doing, please email Mrs. Hinkle and to set up a time to come into our amazing learning community. Her email is bhinkle@landerschools.org.

This past Monday we were able to celebrate our 13 students who earned the coveted Advanced Placement Scholar Award with one of those students also being named an AP Scholar with Honors.  In order to earn the scholar award students have to earn a "3" or better on three AP tests.  To earn the Scholar with Honor students have to earn a "3" or better on 4 tests and average a minimum of 3.25 overall.  In comparison, last year we had just two of scholars and this is the first in school history to earn a scholar with honor! We also recently learned that McKenzie Lilygren was named a National Merit Scholar Semifinalist. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. She will now compete to become a finalist in hopes of earning a National Merit Scholarship.  Thanks to McKenzie we are one of just a few schools in the state of Wyoming to have a student recognized for this very prestigious honor.  This marks the second straight year we have had a National Merit Semifinalist as Richard Ellis earned that honor as well as became a Finalist last year!  

We also received great news on what happens to our students once they graduate,  our National Student Clearinghouse Data which tracks our graduates once they leave LVHS was just release last week. We are super excited to report that our FAFSA Completion rate for 2018 grads was 82%! That is the best we've ever done, and we are super proud of that rate as we know that is a huge crucial step in ensuring our students enroll in post-secondary options.  In fact, in 2017 our FAFSA completion rate was 78% and we had 78% of our graduates enrolled in college their first year. What may be even better than that is that we have also learned that of our 2016 grads that enrolled in college, 88% returned for their second year.  We are extremely proud of these numbers and hope that you all of our senior and junior parents will begin working closely with our counselors to ensure their students are ready for the next step.  Stay tuned for FAFSA workshops etc as that form opens on October 1st.  

 

Brad Neuendorf, LVHS Principal