Hello Tiger Family,
I wanted to start by thanking all the parents who sent us their juniors and even some freshmen and sophomores last Tuesday for our ACT testing day. The junior class had incredible attendance in the state required ACT testing day and we had over 80 freshmen and sophomore students show up for the optional Pre-ACT test. Junior parents may have heard about a small test irregularity that was limited to a small number of students during the math portion of the ACT. We have filed an irregularity report through ACT and we are waiting to hear their response to this. Our guidance at this point is to allow this process to play out, watch for our scores to come back and by then we will have more guidance from ACT. At this point their only allowance would be to wipe the score and allow students to retake, however students can always re-take the ACT and only the highest score counts so it makes most sense to us to allow this to play out and make decisions individually as a family once you see how your student scored. Please keep in mind that this is limited to a number of students and only had an impact in the math section of the test for a limited amount of time. If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to let me know.
The new state required WY-TOPP test window opened yesterday and students in 9th and 10th grade will soon begin taking these tests during their normal math, language arts, or science classes. Please ensure your student is prepared to do their best on this test. It is a progressive test and thus will be different based on the answers students provide with this years test creating a baseline for the state to measure our progress towards academic achievement in those tested areas.
The big weekend is finally upon us and the junior class is putting on the Prom in the LVHS Fieldhouse from 8-11PM on Saturday night with the Grand March beginning at 7pm in the LVHS Auditorium. As always parents are invited to the grand march and we hope to see you all there as our students take the stage in fashion! Please note the earlier time as the student body has moved to this on some of their dances to better coordinate with dinner plans etc.
Congratulations to the students who went to the New York Choir trip and had the opportunity to sing with some of the best from around the country in the incredible Carnegie Hall. The reports of how our students represented us are incredible and I am so grateful to our amazing staff and parents who made this memorable event a reality for our students.
Congrats to the jazz, concert and percussion bands as they had a great performance at the concert last week. Boys soccer grabbed two wins last week and the girls split earning a big win over Rawlins on Saturday. Track performed well with many individuals continuing to compete well in all of their events. Congratulations to Richard Ellis who won the MAC computer that was a raffle through our positive behavior incentive program. Students were allowed to purchase raffle tickets with the tokens earned through positive behavior.
We are in final preparation for our senior graduation activities, parents please don't forget to make time to attend the Awards Breakfast on Wed, May 16 with breakfast beginning at 7 and awards starting at 7:30 in the LVHS Fieldhouse. Seniors will be required to return for their graduation practice that afternoon at 1pm. Graduation will be on Sunday, May 20th at 1pm in the Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse and we hope to see you all there!
We do have a busy week of activities with both the choirs and bands at Festival in Green River on Monday and Tuesday. FFA leaves for their state competition on Wednesday and will return Saturday. The 50th Anniversary of the State Art Symposium will showcase the best art LVHS has to offer along with art from all over the state at the Casper Event Center on Friday. Soccer will host Buffalo on Friday and Torrington on Saturday and donGood luck to all of our students.
Brad Neuendorf, LVHS Principal