LVHS Principal blog post 05-14-2018: Graduation week!
Hello Tiger Families,
I hope that all of you had a great Mother's Day Weekend with friends and family. The Tiger community is very lucky to have so many caring, thoughtful, and involved mom's to help us carry out our mission. Thanks to all the mothers out there for everything that you do.
Senior parents your week has finally come and we are very excited to honor you, your families, and of course your students at our commencement program on Sunday at 1pm in the Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse. Doors will open at 12pm. We will also celebrate all of their achievements at the LVHS Senior Awards Breakfast on Wednesday morning in the Fieldhouse. Breakfast begins at 7am and the award program will start promptly at 7:30 AM and we hope you will be able to make it. At 11am following the breakfast we will have a bbq for the senior students at City Park Lions Shelter followed by their mandatory rehearsal at 1pm at LVHS. The class of 2018 is a special group who have made many contributions to both LVHS and the great Lander area and I look forward to honoring them in the upcoming ceremonies!
Next week is the last week of school and we will be following our regular schedule on Monday (5/21) and Tuesday (5/22) but will follow a shortened Friday schedule on Wednesday so that our students will go to each of their 7 classes. Thursday is the last day of school but at LVHS it is only required if they have work still pending or they have not checked out. Please make sure your student attends on Thursday if they still have work to complete in any of their classes.
Summer school for credit recovery and to complete any coursework that is still pending will begin on Monday, June 4th at 8:30 AM. It will run Mon-Thurs until 2pm each day until June 21st. We have teachers for English, Math, Science, and Social Studies as well as a staff member to help with any electives. The goal of this program is to ensure that all students are on track for graduation and meeting the proficiency standards set in their classes. Any students behind in credits or not receiving a C or better this semester in any classes are encouraged to attend. Please call the guidance or administration on any questions on your students need. We will also host our 2nd annual LVHS JumpStart to help transition our incoming 8th grade students. This program will run on the same schedule as normal summer school but is specifically targeted to students who need more assistance making the transition. Letters were sent home several weeks ago to prospective students.
As the end of the year comes to a close, so does the spring sports with state track at Casper and state soccer at Jackson, while the golf team will host the final tournament of the year here in Lander. We have had a very good sports season and I wish all participants luck in their upcoming culminating events.
Good luck to our Math Competition Team who will compete today in Riverton to defend their years of dominance in this contest.
Congratulations to James Whiting who was recently selected by the teachers of LVHS as the Lander Journal Student of the Year. James has done an incredible job of leading many project at LVHS as well as just being a great role model, friend, and hard working student. This is a well-deserved honor and I hope you have a chance to congratulate him. Last Wednesday, we also honored a number of students in every department for their excellence in the classroom. We are fortunate to have the high level of students that we do and we greatly appreciate all you do at home to ensure they come to school ready to learn and excel.
I would like to congratulate the Fremont County School District #1 Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Lisa Moss who was earlier awarded the honor of LVHS Teacher of the Year. This is the third straight year that an LVHS teacher has earned the District Teacher of the Year with Mrs. Babb earning the honor last year and Mrs. Giesmann in 2016. Mrs. Moss will now be entered as a nominee for the Wyoming Teacher of the Year. We are very fortunate to have the quality of teachers that we have in LVHS and the entire district and we hope that you were able to thank some of your students teachers last week during Teacher Appreciation week. It is never to late for a quick note, email or conversation to let our teachers know how grateful we are for all that they do for the 500 students at LVHS.
Brad Neuendorf, LVHS Principal