LVHS Principal blog post 02-25-2018
Hello Tiger Family,
As most of you are aware, the winter sports season culminating events are spread out over the course of about a month with state swim starting in mid- February and finally basketball wrapping up the second weekend in March. We now have three state events behind us and I can't be more proud of the way our student-athletes and coaches have represented our community.
The Tiger Swim team extended their incredible consecutive state championship streak to 22 February 16th in Laramie where they also won most of the individual events and both relays including setting a new state record in the 200 medley relay and an epic come-from-behind win in the 200 freestyle relay to cap off an incredible day. Caleb Huelskamp also set the new state record in the breast stroke twice, improving his record setting mark from preliminary to finals the next day. HIs performance earned him both the Athlete of the Meet and Athlete of the Year, while his coaches, Shawna Morgan and Faith Hamilton were named Coach of the Year and Assistant Coach of the Year respectively. Congrats to Ryan Brinda, Richard Ellis, Caleb Huelskamp, Lucas Hulme, Colin Kinney, Nick Kulow and Preston Plaisted who were all named All-State Swimmers!
Congrats to our Girls Nordic Team who placed 2nd this weekend at their state competition at Happy Jack in Laramie with Molly Fehringer leading them with a 3rd and 5th place individual finish. The Boys finished 3rd as a team behind an individual state championship finish from Noah Gans in the 5k Freestyle and a second place finish in the 10K Classic race. Congrats to Molly Fehringer, Ursula Anderson, Emilee Robins, Noah Gans, Silas Goetz and Zane Sandall for all being named to the All-State Nordic Team, while Hazel Womack and Kaleb Simonson were both named second team All State.
Congrats to our wresting team for their performance at the Casper Events Center this past weekend, with seven placers including a state championship for William Atnip and a runner-up for Nathan Redman and a sixth place team finish.
Congrats to our Speech and Debate team who earned 2nd place in 3A Sweeps with many individual placers. They are wrapping up their season and will be hosting the State Competition here at LVHS on March 8-10. They are looking for volunteers to help judge and work the meet, if interested please contact their coach, Lannette Lahey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week both our boys and girls basketball team will play in their regional tournament in Pinedale to try and earn a berth to their State Tournament March 8-10 in Casper.
Our six-time state champion Dance team has done a great job the last couple of weeks entertaining at the half-time of our basketball games as they make final preparations to defend their title on March 7th at the Casper Events Center. Congratulations to Logann Cooper, McKenzie LIlygren, Mina Shearin, Atalie Thatch, and Jordan Troxel who were all just named to the All-State Dance Team. Good Luck as they compete in both the Jazz and Hip Hop divisions at state.
I hope that you were able to go to the opening of the LVHS Art Exhibit at the Lander Art Center this past Friday. If not that work will be on display for the weeks to come and hope that you will be able to enjoy it. Much of this work will soon travel to the Wyoming State Art Symposium for their 50th Annual Celebration at the Casper Event Center on April 20th.
Our monthly PIE meeting will be next Tuesday, March 6th at 12pm in the LVHS Popo Agie Room
I want to encourage everyone to start thinking about Parent/Teacher Conferences on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 13, 14th. This spring all of our Standards-based grading classes will be doing Student-led parent teacher conferences. We encourage all of you to bring your students with you to conference. They will be telling you directly about what they are doing well on and what standards they are still working to improve. More information will be coming but please mark your calendars for one of the nights.
Just a reminder that on Tuesday, April 10 all juniors are required to take the State ACT. They will need to arrive no later than 7:45, breakfast will be provided starting at 7:30 a.m. All juniors will pre-register on March 19th during SRB. We will provide lunch at the end of the State ACT at approximately 12:30 then they will be release to go home. This year, there is also an OPTIONAL Pre-ACT for 9th and 10th grade students. Students will receive an email with a Google Form and must respond by 3/15/18. The Pre-ACT will take place from 8am to 10:30 am. After this test, students will be released home. All students choosing not to take this will not have school on April 10 as all teachers and staff will be assisting with testing administration on that day. Seniors do not have school on April 10. We do encourage students to take the Pre-ACT as it simulates the ACT testing experience within a shorter test window on all four ACT test subjects: English, Math, Reading, and Science. Results predict future success on the ACT test, and provide both current achievement and projected future ACT test scores on the familiar 1-36 ACT score scale.
For more information on the Pre-ACT please go to: https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/preact/preact-classroom.html
Brad Neuendorf, LVHS Principal