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Hello Tiger Fans,

Just when I think there is no way I could be any prouder of this school, it’s students or staff we accomplish something else and I am again reminded that I am the luckiest principal in the country!

Over the weekend we took a team to the U.S. Department of Energy Science Bowl competition hosted at Kelly Walsh High School with all size high schools competing for one spot to represent Wyoming in Washington D.C. at the National Competition, and we won! Zoe Miller, Alexa Mazur, Mia Cox, and Tessa Rodgers and their coach Mrs. Claudia Troxel also did what no other team has done before in the history of the state event in Wyoming — win with an all-girl team! They earned an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. where they will compete with the other regional winners during the last week of April. In just the last few years we have added many different activities from this one to mock trial, congressional hearing, and STEM Team Competition to name a few and each time we do our students always compete at the highest level. Thank you parents for encouraging your students to be involved and for creating the environment at home that leads to their immense success here at LVHS! We are all extremely lucky to have these young men and women represent us!

And I am just getting warmed up….

Our Nordic team had another fabulous weekend competing in Jackson with our girls placing 2nd and our boys finishing 3rd. Kaleb Simonson took 4th/5th and Zane Sandall 9th while on the girls side, KK Sandall took 1st/1st and Molly Fehringer 3rd/2nd, while Ursula Anderson finished 9th to round out our top 10 finishers. Don’t forget that LVHS will be hosting the State Nordic Competition on February 22-23 at Beaver Creek so this will be a great chance for you to cheer on our incredible Nordic skiers!

Our swim team earned the conference championship at Riverton this week while breaking four conference records, a school record, and qualifying a new state competitor. They will have their last chance meet this week and then will head to state in Gillette February 15-16 to compete for their 23rd straight State Championship!

Our wrestling team competed well in Rawlins on Thursday and during their last match at home against Powell on Friday. You have one more chance to cheer on our grapplers on Thursday as we dual in Riverton. They will compete at State February 22-23rd. Our boys basketball team had a big week with wins over Worland, Lyman, and Mountain View securing their spot as the top team in our quadrant. The girls basketball team earned a big win over Worland on Tuesday which makes them 3-0 in their quadrant and also the top team in their quadrant. On Friday the boys and girls will host Pinedale.

If you were at the Lyman game on Friday you were lucky enough to watch our incredible dance team and their state hip-hop routine. Last week we were able to get a sneak peak at their jazz routine and both look like we will be again competing for that state dance championship on March 5th.

Congratulations to Allison Brown who won the American Legion Oratory Competition hosted at LVHS this weekend. She in turn also won the district competition and will now compete in the state competition later this spring.

A special thank you to the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) who are hosting their annual FBLA Week with all of the proceeds benefiting their national charity, March of Dimes. This is always a fun week with students doing desk dumps, flying airplanes from the banister, along with hot chocolate, pizza and other goodies.

I also wanted to report on the enormous progress that we are seeing from our students in regards to their Individual Learning Plans left over from last semester. When we finished the semester we only had approximately 3% of our total course offerings that we marked incomplete by our teachers. Of those 3% almost 45% of them have already been resolved. I appreciate your efforts as a parent to encourage your student to work with their teacher to resolve any (I’s) from their first semester report card. Your hard work is paying off and our students are proficient and receiving their credits as a result.

Please remember that we will have our monthly PIE meeting tomorrow (Tuesday, February 5th) in the LVHS Popo Agie Room at noon. I hope you all have a great week and please do not hesitate to let me know if there is anything I can do to help you or your student succeed here at LVHS!

Brad Neuendorf, LVHS Principal