2018-19 PRINCIPAL BLOG


Congrats Class of 2019, Year End Details Included here....

posted May 20, 2019, 7:54 AM by Brad Neuendorf

Hello Tiger Family, 

We had the honor to celebrate the Class of 2019 yesterday afternoon in front of a full-house at the LVHS Commencement.  A huge shoutout to all the parents/guardians who persevered along the long arduous journey of raising these young students into great young men and women.  We were honored to join you in celebrating their success and achievement and we look forward to hearing about their continued success no matter the path they take.  Good luck class of 2019!  

This is the final week for all students at LVHS.  Here is the schedule this week for students who HAVE completed all of their coursework:
Monday May 20 -- Will be a Monday Schedule
Tuesday May 21  -- Will be a Tuesday schedule
Wednesday May 23 -- 
8:00-- 8:30 -- Period 1
8:35 -- 9:05 -- Period 2
9:10 -- 9:40 Period 3
9:45--10:15 Period 4
10:20--10:50 Period 5
10:55--11:25 Period 6
11:25 -- 12:10 Lunch
12:15--1:15 Period 7
1:20 -- 2:30 CHECKOUT (Begins with Junior class and once they are checked out they are excused)

We mailed home, early last week, letters to all students who are still working on evidence to demonstrate proficiency on standards.  Those students have through Wednesday to get that completed, if they do not, no worries, we will be here all day Thursday to help them get finished up.  Once they are done they will be allowed to leave, however we will be here all day if they needed.  Because it is an early release day, busses will roll on Thursday at 12:30 and anyone needing bus transportation will be excused then.  Anyone who does not need bus transportation is encouraged to stay until they have completed all of their coursework. Pizza lunch will be provided to those students who need to stay and complete their work. Those not completed by the end of the day on Thursday will be expected to come to summer school to finish.  Summer school begins June 3 and runs through June 20, Monday through Thursday from 8:30-2pm.  Students only have to stay until they have completed their Individual Learning Plans (ILP's) which are essentially all of the standards and evidence needed for students to earn the credit.  

Please keep in mind that we did mail those letters home early last week to ensure that our students had a chance to complete prior to Thursday.  That means that there will also be students who did not receive a letter that will need to stay on Thursday as they didn't finish some things since that week has passed.  Teachers are asked to communicate directly with you to make sure you are aware of what is still needed from your student in these cases.   As always, if you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to let me know.  

Congratulations to our State Track team who competed well in the soggy mess that was the WHSAA State Track Meet in Casper.  Special Congrats to our State Champions, Madison Chance (100 Meter Hurdles), Sam Kistemann (1600 Meter), and  Kaleb Simonson (3200 Meter).  The girls finished 5th place as a team, while the boys finished in 4th.  Congrats to all of our track athletes, and their coaches on a successful season!

Congratulations to our Lady Tiger Soccer team who fell to eventual runner-up Buffalo in the opening game, however battled back winning their next two and the Consolation Championship at the WHSAA State Soccer Tournament in Jackson this past weekend.  Congrats to all of our soccer players and their coaches on a great season!

This caps off what was an incredible activities season for the Lander Tigers!  I am so proud of our students as they compete with pride and integrity  in both their academics and extracurricular activities.  We all have so much to be thankful for and I hope that you all have an incredible summer with your students and we look forward to another exciting year starting Tuesday,  August 20th.  

Graduation on Sunday, Celebrations Monday, Senior Awards Wednesday and State Track and Soccer this weekend!

posted May 12, 2019, 2:38 PM by Brad Neuendorf

Hello Tiger Families, 

Happy Mother's Day to all of the incredible Tiger Moms! We are so fortunate to have such an incredible group of moms to meet the incredible needs of our students and I am personally grateful for all that you do to ensure the success of your students!  Raising young men and women is definitely not an easy task but you should be very proud of the results of your hard work.  I hope that you took time to relax and enjoy your families and hopefully our students treated you to something special! 

Congratulations to the Class of 2019 as they make final preparations for graduation this coming Sunday, May 19th at 1pm in the Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse!  They have had a great year and an incredible career here in FCSD #1 and we are so excited to see what their futures may hold.  Congratulations to all of the parents/guardians who have made countless sacrifices along the way to ensure that these students had all they needed to reach this very important accomplishment.  We hope that you all will be able to join us for the graduation ceremonies which will start promptly at 1pm, so we encourage you to arrive early and get that perfect seat for this special occasion! Senior parents don't forget that you are all invited to our Senior Awards Breakfast on Wednesday with breakfast starting at 7am and our awards at 7:30 in the fieldhouse.  

Our final celebration for our students is tomorrow (Monday) and we will be starting early at 2:30 to cover the vast amount of awards and recognition that our students have earned over the year.  We invite our parents to this and hope you will be able to join in on a great celebration.  

Our final musical performance of the year will be tomorrow (Monday) night as the LVHS Band takes the stage at 7pm.  I hope to see you there cheering on the incredible musicians of LVHS!

Congratulations to the Lady Tiger Soccer team who earned a berth to the state tournament and will open to Buffalo on Thursday at 2pm in Jackson.  Good luck to our track team who recently returned well-decorated from the regional track meet, and will now head to Casper for the state meet Thursday-Saturday!  

Early this week we will be mailing home referrals for students who currently have either missing work or who lack proficiency on specific standards.  If your student receives these it means that they need to begin to work with the teacher immediately to resolve the issue.  Any referrals that are left unresolved will result in students being required to return on Thursday, May 23rd to complete them.  Students who do not have referrals or who resolve them prior to that day will be finish their last day of school on Wednesday, May 22nd!  Please work directly with the teacher to ensure that any referrals are taken care of and remember that if left unresolved they will result in an "I" or incomplete for the class and will require summer school. 




AP Testing Begins this week, College Signing Day Today, Prom a Success!

posted May 6, 2019, 8:02 AM by Brad Neuendorf   [ updated May 6, 2019, 8:09 AM ]

Hello Tiger Families,

This week marks National Teacher Appreciation Week and we have some incredible educators here at LVHS!  Parents please take a minute to thank a teacher who has been that special person for you or your student.  This is my 17th year as an educator and my third building and I have never been around a more high-powered team than our teachers here at LVHS or FCSD#1 for that matter.  They give their very best each day to ensure that every student has every one of their needs met and I am so grateful to have them on my team.  I hope that you will be able to make a quick note to encourage our teachers as they finish another great year!   

The junior class of 2020 held their prom,  "A Night Under The Stars," at the Lander Community Center this past Saturday.  We had an incredible turnout for the event and can't thank the junior class and their advisors, Heather Babb and Rachel Giesmann enough for the effort they put into making it a great evening for our students!  

Today at 2:00 we will hold our annual College Signing Day for the class of 2019 where we celebrate their post-secondary choices of college, career, or military.  This year we will be hosting that event at Baldwin Creek Elementary to take this excitement to our future students!  

Our first of nine College Board Advanced Placement (AP) tests begin today and will carry out for the next three weeks. We are so excited to be offering such an expansive list of very rigorous AP Courses at LVHS and are so excited to see how our students are stepping to the challenge and succeeding in these great classes.   Here is the schedule which is set by The College Board:

AP Exam

Date

Student Arrival Time

Room

Environmental Science

5/6/19

12:20 p.m.

Room 222

English Lit and Comp.

5/8/19

7:45 a.m.

Room 222

Chemistry

5/9/19

7:45 a.m.

The Gannett Room (front office)

Spanish Lit and Culture

5/9/19

7:45 a.m.

Room 222

U.S. History

5/10/19

7:45 a.m.

Room 222

Computer Science Principles

5/10/19

12:20 p.m.  

Room 222

Biology

5/13/19

7:45 a.m.

Room 222

Calc AB

5/14/19

7:45 a.m.

Room 222

English Lang and Comp.

5/15/19

7:45 a.m.

Room 222


Thanks to our National Honor Society Students who held their last blood drive of the year last Wednesday.  They host these a couple times a year we are so proud of the impact they have on our community!

Congratulations to our National Science Bowl team who recently returned from a great experience in Washington DC, where they were featured for being an all-girls team!  Ladies we are so proud of you and appreciate you representing us on the National Stage!  

Your final chance to hear our music program this year are tonight (Choir Concert 5/6) and next Monday (Band Concert 5/13) both begin at 7pm in the LVHS Auditorium.  We have an incredible group of musicians and hope that you will be able to come out and hear their spring performance!


Good luck to our Tracksters who head to regionals this weekend for one last chance to stamp their ticket to State which will be the following weekend.  Congratulations to Conrad Swenson who was recognized at the Shane Brock Track Meet this past weekend as the Mower Award Winner, a highly coveted award that is given to the best male and female 3A/4A athlete in the Northwest Region.  

Congrats to our soccer teams who earned victories this past weekend.  The girls defeated Powell on Friday night during senior night, while the boys defeated Cody on Saturday.  They now play on Tuesday and Thursday to earn their spots at the state tournament in Jackson next weekend.  

Parents don't forget the last PIE Meeting of the 2018-19 school year is tomorrow at noon here in the LVHS Popo Agie Room.  The agenda includes a report from Student Council and from myself where I will talk about our new hires for the 2019-20 school year.   

Senior parents, next week is going to be a little crazy!  Be sure that you check the mailing that came home with all the dates and times for the events that are happening throughout the week.  If you have any concerns or questions please don't hesitate to give us a call.  I am so looking forward to seeing you all in the Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse for Graduation at 1pm on Sunday, May 19th.  
 
   

LVHS Drama Club production a success, Science Team competes at Nationals

posted Apr 29, 2019, 8:20 AM by Brad Neuendorf   [ updated Apr 29, 2019, 9:13 AM ]

Hello All, 

Congratulations to the entire cast and crew of the LVHS Drama Club production of Clue that had two incredible shows this weekend on Friday and Saturday.  They have worked very hard all year long to ensure they are putting on a powerful production and that work has definitely paid off.  Kudos to all of the students, parents, and staff who have devoted so much time over the course of the entire year for this big weekend!

Although the results are not in, I want to congratulate the first-ever LVHS Science Bowl team to win regionals and earn an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Annual Science Bowl.  Our all-girl team was just featured by the organizers on their twitter account and you can now see that @Fremont1_LVHS.  Congratulations to Alexis Mazur, Tessa Rodgers, Zoe Miller, and Mia Cox for defying the odds and representing LVHS and the Lander Community on the national science stage!  Special thanks to Mrs. Claudia Troxel for making this a reality for the students at LVHS!  

Congratulations to all the students who were showcased at the Wyoming State Art Symposium on the floor of the Casper Event Center on Friday and Saturday.  LVHS had 120 submissions to the show and 41 of those earned the coveted blue ribbon from the judges.  Special thanks to Mrs. Pickinpaugh, Mr. Dayton, and Mr. Even for all of their dedication to the LVHS Art students to ensure that we had so many worthy submissions and blue ribbon awards.  

Congratulations to the LVHS FFA Meats Team who competed in Laramie this weekend to make-up the event that was cancelled during their FFA State Event two weeks ago.  The team earned fourth place overall!

The Astromy Club visited UW's Vaughan Planetarium and WIRO Observatory last weekend. All parts of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) were experienced and learned. It was the best planetarium show ever, and some club members will now pursue physics and astronomy as a career. Students that attended are: Kaycee Conder, Mickinzie Wilkerson, Evan Peterson, Drew Peterson, and Noah Hampton.

If you have not had a chance to watch our soccer teams, this is your week.  They are in action at home today against Pinedale, Friday against Powell, and Saturday against Cody.  Our LVHS Track team will host their annual Shane Brock Invitational on Saturday but it will be at Riverton HIgh School because of the construction to our new track and field.  

Prom 2019 is this week and will  be from 7-11pm at the Lander Community Center.  The grand march will begin shortly after 7pm, with the dance running from 8-11.  Our junior class has put a lot of time and effort into planning this special event and we look forward to a great evening!

Senior parents the time is coming and quickly winding down.  Next Friday is the official last day of classes for seniors, with Monday, May 13th being the mandatory checkout day and makeups.  You should have received a letter via USPS regarding the final checklist and dates of interest as we wrap up their seniors years.  If you do not have that, please get with Christine Lutterman to make sure you know all of the important dates and times.   

I hope everyone has a great week!

Brad




State Testing Day a success, More Testing coming--schedules included!

posted Apr 14, 2019, 10:04 AM by Brad Neuendorf

Hello Everyone,


Thank you to all of the parents and students who helped to make our State Testing Day a huge success.  On our state-required ACT test we had 100% attendance of our juniors to take the test. Although we always have really good attendance, this is the first time we can remember having 100% attendance!  We also had about 70 freshmen and sophomores elect to take the Pre-ACT on the same day to help themselves prepare to eventual take the ACT as a junior or sooner. We also had remarkable attendance and success for our students who came that day to deal with referrals in particular classes.  Again we can't thank our Tiger Families enough for all that you do to support the education and success of our students. We now have one more state-required test that we have to give to all of our freshmen and sophomores.


We will be given the WY-TOPP the next few weeks as part of the classes that they are already enrolled in.  This is the second year that we have given the WY-TOPP and we are able to use the immense amount of data we get out of it to help to continue our constant curriculum review process.  Here is the schedule for the WY-TOPP and we appreciate your help in making sure your student is here and ready to take this important test to ensure that we are meeting the needs of Every Student, Every Day!


Test                   Dates

Language Arts 9 and 10        4/17 & 4/18

Science 10th grade only        4/24 & 4/25

Math 9 and 10            5/1 & 5/ 2

 

At the completion of the WY-TOPP testing window we will also begin our Advanced Placement Testing through the College Board. The AP tests are required of all students that take any of AP Courses.  Scored on a level of 1-5, these scores allow students to earn college credit in these content areas. Scores that earn credit vary by institution and content area, however generally speaking a Score 3 on any AP test is considered a success.  We use these scores to continue to ensure that we are offering high-level rigorous courses to are students and that the classes are successful in preparing our students for this very difficult test. We are very proud to be able to offer these courses and tests and are the only ones in the county and one of few 3A schools that offer this level of AP opportunities.  These classes are becoming increasingly popular with our students and we are increasing enrollment and sections each year. Our success in this area also earned us the AP Honor Roll last year after having a dramatic increase in students taking the test while also increasing the percentage of students who scored a 3 or better. Please contact myself or our incredible guidance team if you have any questions.

 

Here is the AP Testing Schedule:

May 6 @ 12 p.m. -- Env. Science

May 8 @ 8 a.m. -- English Lit. and Comp

May 9 @ 8 a.m. – Chemistry (Do not offer AP Chem, however we have Chem 2 students who are being enriched and electing to take the AP Chem test!)

May 9 @ 8 a.m. -- Spanish Lit. and Culture

May 10 @ 8 a.m. -- U.S. History

May 10 @ 12 p.m. -- Computer Sci. Principles

May 13 @ 8 a.m. – Biology

May 14 @ 8 a.m. -- Calc AB (Next year we will add Calc BC!)

May 15 @ 8 a.m. -- English Lang. and Comp

May 23 @ 8 a.m. -- Comp. Sci. Principles Make-Up for students at state track (New this year!)

May 23 @ 8 a.m. -- U.S. History Make-Up for students at state track

 

Congratulations to our newest Honor Society Members who were inducted into this prestigious organization on Monday night. They will now serve the school and greater Lander Community in meeting their four pillars of scholarship, leadership, community service, and character! A special thanks to their advisor, Brooke Davidson who worked with the existing members to create a very special induction ceremony for our students

 

Next week I will update you on the success of our FFA team who competed in most of their events in Cheyenne this week at their annual State Competition.  They did have to postpone a couple competitions that were scheduled in Laramie on Wednesday to allow for the teams to all arrive in Cheyenne safely later that day.  Once those are complete and we get the final results I will share them with you here.

 

Our Art Department is making their final preparations for the State Art Symposium April 26th and 27th at the Casper Event Center.  If you have never been to this event, I highly encourage you to break away and check out this amazing display of artwork from all over the Cowboy State.  Our Lander students are always well decorated with the coveted Blue Ribbons and usually grab some special awards and scholarships as well!

 

Our LVHS Drama Club is making their final preparations for their annual production on Friday April 26th, and Saturday April 27th.  This years show will be Clue, I hope that you will be able to check out the the great show our Drama Club has been working so hard on!

 

Despite the difficult spring weather, our Track and Soccer teams continue to make progress through their seasons.  Track competed well at the Roy Peck on Saturday in Riverton, but the soccer teams were unable to compete after their losses to Riverton on Tuesday due to Wednesday's snowstorm.  Soccer will head to Cody on Tuesday while the Track team will host the Lander Twilight Meet on Thursday.

 

I guess it is time to finally write, please don't forget that graduation is Sunday, May 19th in the Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse.  The Class of 2019 looks like they are all but finished with us and we are excited to recognize their achievements during this celebration of their time with us.  The event begins promptly at 1pm! We will also be hosting the Senior Awards Breakfast earlier that week, on Wednesday May 15th and is open to seniors and their guests.


ACT and Pre-ACT Test Day on Thursday

posted Apr 1, 2019, 8:28 AM by Brad Neuendorf

Hello Everyone, 

I hope that your students had a nice break from school and are ready for the final stretch of the 2018-19 school year.  On Thursday the entire junior class will take the state-required ACT test.  Please remember to have any junior here to school no later than 7:45 that morning as ACT strictly prohibits any late entries into the ACT test and testing starts promptly at 8am but requires students to sign in prior to that.  Also any freshmen or sophomores who signed up to take the Pre-ACT will also take it that morning as well.  ACT is expected to be over between 12 and 12:30 pm and the Pre-ACT should conclude prior to 11AM.  Students who do not have academic referrals will be allowed to leave at that time.  All other students are not expected to be at school UNLESS they have received an academic referral from their teachers.  Those referrals were mailed out on Friday, March 22nd and indicate the teacher that has referred them.  If you received a letter from us please make sure that your student is in attendance on Thursday so that our teachers can get them proficient in their standards.  If you received a letter and your student is also taking either the ACT or Pre-ACT they will test first and then stay until their referrals are taken care of.  If your student is not taking the Pre-ACT, ACT, or did not receive a referral letter then they do not need to attend on Thursday.   Any student coming for referrals must only attend until they have completed all of their referrals.  

Congratulations to our FBLA team and their advisors John Rounds and Heather Babb, for their excellent performance at their State Competition prior to Spring Break where they had 21 of the 22 members that attended state qualify for nationals.  Special Congrats to our champions:
Mia Cox and Conrad Keevert -- Personal Finance
Mia Cox -- Business Communications
Atalie Thatch, Lily Gose, and MacKenzie Janish -- Partnership with Business
MacKenzie Janish -- Intro to FBLA
Kellon Donahue and Seneca Kail -- Broadcast Journalism
Lucy Urbanski, Ryan Brinda, and Madison Grogan -- Community Service Project  

Our Pro-Start team under the direction of Jenny Joyes also competed well at their state competition prior to break with the Culinary team placing second place with 135 points while the champion finished with 136 points!  Our Cake team finish third place in another very tight competition. This is the first time that LVHS has broke the top three in the cake competition.  
Here are the members of each team:
Culinary Team:
Ella Burns
Wilson Winn
Eric Trujillo
Alex Antonovich
Gabby Pasquinelli

Cake Team:
Tristyn Kraft
Amya Whelan
Daeshaun Strong Heart
Cayley Bibler
Rylee Hereford

Congratulations to our many LVHS Artists who were selected to be featured at the LVHS Select Art Show which had their opening night on Friday prior to spring break.  If you were not able to attend, please do make time to walk through an amazing exhibition of local young talent at the Lander Art Center on Main Street through April 19th

Congrats to our Soccer teams who got the program sweep against Rawlins on the Tuesday prior to break during their season and home opener.  They will host Riverton on Tuesday and Worland on thursday and will head to Torrington on Saturday.  

Don't forget that there will NOT be a PIE meeting this month, we will have the last PIE meeting of the year on May 7th at 12pm.  

I hope you all have an incredible week! 

Brad 

Math team continues streak, History students showcase their family and local history!

posted Mar 17, 2019, 2:22 PM by Brad Neuendorf

Hello Tiger Families, 

These students certainly do not slow down coming off of an exhilarating week that earned the Tigers two state championships our students pushed on with our 11th and 12th Grade "A" team winning their 9th straight CWC Regional Math Contest while our "B" team or 9th and 10th graders brought home their 7th consecutive math contest title!   Here is a list of our top 10 in both divisions, and yes there are 7 LVHS students in each of the top ten!
Math Contest Grades 11-12 Winning Team:
McKenzie Lilygren         1st Place $1200 Scholarship
Alexa Mazur                  2nd Place $1000 Scholarship
Ryan Brinda                  3rd Place $1000 Scholarship
Advisor: Monte Else

Math Contest grades 9-10 Winning Team:
Eann Burns
Joe Goodrich
Garrett Link 
Advisor: Joe Meyer

Math Contest A Division (Grades 11-12) Top Ten Placers:
1st Place McKenzie Lilygren
2nd Place Alexa Mazur
3rd Place Ryan Brinda
4th Place Li Platz
5th Place Mia Cox
6th Place Lily Gose
8th Place Savannah West


Math Contest B Division (Grades 9-10) Top Ten Placers:
2nd Place Eann Burns
3rd Place Joe Goodrich
5th Place Garrett Link
6th Place Ross Anderson
9th Place (tie) Hailey Spray
9th Place (tie) Hazel Womack
10th Place Sonny Robinson

Kudos to the LVHS Social Studies Department and the entire Junior Class of 2020 as they did a great job showcasing their family and local history and connecting it back to both the larger world and U.S. History context in the 11th Annual Night at the Museum.  This is a fabulous night and if you have not had a chance to come and take a tour of these incredible displays and presentations then I encourage you to do so next spring!  

Another incredible annual spring event opens this Friday night at the Lander Art Center on Main Street.  The 2019 Student Select Art Show Exhibition opens at 6pm and will go through 8pm that evening.  I do encourage you to come to the opening to be able to visit with the artists, however if you cannot make it on Friday the exhibit will be open during regular Lander Art Center hours through April 19th.  

Our track team changed plans and stayed in county this weekend to find a snow-free track at Wind River and you can catch the Soccer teams in action on Tuesday home against Rawlins beginning at 3pm. We have had an incredible fall and winter sports season in both boys and girls sports and would love your support to close out the year!

I will not be doing a blog next week as all staff and students will be on Spring Break.  I hope that you have a chance to spend some quality time with your student during their vacation and return them to us well rested and excited to finish this fabulous school year off.  Please keep in mind that when we return we will be doing our state required ACT testing day for ALL juniors.  Please be sure that they are here on Thursday, April 4th no later than 7:45 to ensure they are able to take the test.  ACT does not allow any late admissions into testing sites.  Also for freshmen and sophomores we are offering the PreACT that morning as well.  Students who have signed up for that through the LVHS Guidance Office will also need to arrive no later than 7:45 that morning to ensure they are ready for the PreACT.  If your student is not a junior or a freshmen/sophomore that signed up for the PreACT then they will have that day off of school UNLESS they are referred by a teacher to complete any missing work.  You will receive letters at the end of the week if your student is being referred for this day.  Please help us by ensuring your student either completes that referral prior to April 4th or shows up to school that day if you receive a referral letter.  If you receive a referral letter and your student is also testing that day they will simply stay following their tests to complete their referral.  All students taking the test but not receiving a referral are excused to leave immediately following the test. School breakfast will be provided as usual and we will be doing a special PIZZA lunch for all other students in attendance that day.  

There will be no PIE Meeting in April, we will meet again on May 7th at 12pm in the LVHS Popo Agie Room.    

 

Two State Championships in just one weekend! CONGRATS DANCE AND BOYS BBALL!

posted Mar 10, 2019, 7:26 PM by Brad Neuendorf

Hats off to the Tiger Dance team for returning home from Casper for the 8th straight year with a state championship.  They earned top honors for their hip hop dance and earned runner-up honors for their jazz routine.  Special congratulations to our five WHSAA All-State Dancers; McKenzie Lilygren, Bo Tilton, Atalie Thatch, Mina Shearin, and Jordan Troxel.  These five girls proudly represent our Tiger Dance team by holding nearly a quarter of the entire spots on the All-State team!  Congrats to coach Susan Cooper and her girls for always representing the greatness of LVHS at their state event.  We are so proud of you ladies! 

Congratulations to the Tiger Boys Basketball team who capped their impressive season off with a WHSAA State Championship in the Casper Event Center on Saturday afternoon.  This is the first state championship for the boys since 2008 and is the fourth overall state title for the program.  The other two championship banners date back to 1968 and 2005.  Congrats to coach Stu Mullins, his staff, and boys for bringing the banner back to Lander and for a great season that ended with a 26-4 overall record!

Congratulations to our speech and debate team that ended their season this weekend as well at their state event in Riverton.  Special congratulations to Megan Haratyk who placed second in the state in Informative.  Thanks to coach Lannette Lahey for her countless hours in getting our students prepared through their long winter season. 

The winter sports season is now officially closed after a tremendous effort by our wonderful student-athletes and their coaches.  In total, Lander Valley High School claimed three WHSAA State Championships (Boys Swim, Dance, and Boys Basketball), finished as state runner-up (Girls Nordic), earned a third-place finish (Boys Nordic), and earned two individual state championships that were not tied to a team championship (Kay Kay Sandall --Nordic, and Nathan Redman -- Wrestling)! As you may recall after our fabulous fall season were were in the lead for the Casper Star Tribune All-Sport Championship and it appears we may be pulling away after this winter season!  I am extremely proud of all of our students, and want to especially commend our students who participate in any of our extra-curricular activities.  They all are held to a higher standard and work tirelessly to be the best in the classroom and in the extracurricular arena.  I appreciate their dedication and the way they represent Lander and LVHS in and out of the classroom!  We are now officially on to track and soccer as our final two sports seasons of the year, where both are expected to have exciting seasons.  If your student is not yet involved in any activity at LVHS, please don't hesitate to give us a call so that we can help get them involved!

Thanks to all our parents who attended our two nights of parent-teacher-student conferences last week.  We greatly appreciate you taking the time to come visit with our teachers and hope that you found the conference useful to you and your student.  If you were unable to attend please do not hesitate to contact your teachers directly with any question or concerns that you may have, progress reports for those that were not in attendance should have arrived in your mailboxes or will soon.  

Tomorrow (Monday) we will host our monthly Student Celebrations Assembly where among other things we will honor our Astronomy Club, Spanish Club, 23 time State Champ Boys Swim Team, Publications, VFW Local and State Oratory Winner, our National Merit Finalist, and our students with good attendance.  As always these celebrations are open to our parents and hope that you find time to attend these great events celebrating the greatness that is LVHS!

I hope that you will find some time on Tuesday night to come out and support our American History students as they put on their Annual Night at the Museum beginning at 6pm in the LVHS Auxiliary Gym.  This is a great night where family and local history is displayed and presented proudly by our entire junior class.  If you have not had a chance to take part in this, I highly encourage you to do so, you will not be disappointed.  

Tomorrow night (Monday) we are excited to host our incoming 9th graders and their parents for our Freshmen Transition night.  If you have an incoming 9th grade student we look forward to meeting with you to settle your students scheduling along with other information items concerning high school and beyond. 


I hope you all have a great week, 

Brad 

 

Boys Basketball Regional Champs, Girls 3rd, both teams play at state this weekend!

posted Mar 4, 2019, 5:31 PM by Brad Neuendorf   [ updated Mar 4, 2019, 5:44 PM ]

Hello Tiger Fans,

Congratulations to the boys basketball team who ended a great regular season on Saturday night with a win over Powell to clinch the 3A West Regional Championship.  The boys will now take their one seed to the state tournament and will play Newcastle on Thursday at 9pm in the Casper Event Center.  The girls will play top-seeded Douglas at 6pm in the Casper Event Center on Thursday.  

Good Luck to the Tiger Dance Team who will compete for their 8th consecutive state championship on Wednesday night at the Casper Event Center. They dance at approximately 4:30 and 6:30.  

Congrats to the Speech and Debate team who performed well again this weekend as they made final preparations for their state competition held this weeked in Riverton.  Good luck to all our Speech and Debate students.  

Although it does not appear to be spring yet, our spring sports are starting practices this week with both soccer and track begin preparation to finish our year as successful as it has been in both the fall and winter seasons.  If your student has an interest in either soccer or track please be sure to have them check with the coach, office, or activities director  to get them started.  

Don't forget that Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences are Tuesday (4-7pm) and (3:30-7pm) this week.  All Standards-based grading classes are Student-led conferences and so we highly encourage you to bring your students to engage in the conversation with teachers.  Even if your student can't make it we highly encourage you to attend to make sure we are doing all we can to guarantee their success here at LVHS.  

The monthly PIE Meeting is tomorrow (TUESDAY) at 12pm, as we will not be able to hold the regular night meeting due to conferences.     

Just a reminder that due to Parent Teacher Conferences there is NO SCHOOL on Friday.  We hope your student enjoys the three day weekend! Lastly we had to make a change to our ACT Testing Day from what I had previously announced.  ACT Testing Day is now on April 4th as there as a conflict in our previous date.  All JUNIORS must report to school that day and be here by 7:30am as ACT does not allow late entries into the test.  We will also be offering the PreACT to any Freshmen or Sophomore who is interested.  Please have them contact the counselors to get signed up ASAP.  We will also be doing Academic Referrals that day to help with students who need to catch up in their studies.  Students not referred nor taking tests are not required to attend school that day.  

Have a great week everyone, 

Brad 

State Wrestling and State Nordic in the rearview, Basketball regionals this week

posted Feb 25, 2019, 8:25 AM by Brad Neuendorf

Hello Everyone, 

Congratulations to Nathan Redman (132lb) who won the WHSAA State Wrestling Championship and Jack Sweeney (152lb) who was the WHSAA State Wrestling Runner-up for a great tournament and season.  

Congratulations to freshmen KayKay Sandall who won her first state championship on Friday in the Classic 5K and to Kaleb Simonson who took second in the same event.  Joe Goodrich (8th) and Zane Sandall (10th) rounded out the top 10 for the boys, while Hazel Womack (9th) and Kate Wilmot (10th) rounded out top finishers for the girls.  In Saturday's 10K Freestyle race, Kaleb Simonson brought home another silver with Zane Sandall (9th) earning another top 10 finish.  On the girl's side, KayKay Sandall finished in 2nd while teammate Kate Wilmot finished 7th. Overall the girls team finished second, just 26 points behind eight-time defending state champion Jackson and the boys finished in third place behind Natrona and Jackson.     Congratulations to our Nordic teams for another excellent season in the snow!

Good Luck to the boys (5pm) and girls (12pm) basketball teams as they travel to Worland on Thursday to open play in the 3A West Regional Tournament in hopes of capturing one of four berths to the state tournament in Casper next week.  Both teams earned the top seed after their performance during the regular season.  

On Monday, March 4th our incredible Student Council students are hosting a Dodgeball tournament to raise funds for Make-A-Wish.  Teachers are doing referrals for students that they would need to see during Monday afternoon to ensure they are all proficient and caught up on their standards.  Students receiving a referral will be required to work directly with that teacher to ensure their academic progress is on track.  If your student received a referral you will be receiving a letter in the mail later this week but your student will also receive an email from me directing them to the appropriate teacher.  Students have until Monday to take care of the referral and if they do they would then be allowed to participate in this fun event.  

Please don't forget that our Spring Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences will be held on Tuesday, March 5th (4-7pm) and Wednesday, March 6th (3:30-7pm) in the LVHS Commons.  Any class that is Standards-based grading does Student-led conferences and we prefer that you bring your student with you.  We understand everyone is very busy and even if student is unable to make it we highly encourage all parents to attend one night of conferences.  I will be at the State Dance Championships on Wednesday night, so if you wish to speak to me about anything please make plans to come on Tuesday, or feel free to give me a call.  Mr. Michael will be available both nights.  

Our Counseling Department will be doing the Course Selection Kick-off for the 2019-20 school year today with our current freshmen, sophomores and juniors and later in March will begin that process with the current 8th graders.  Please check in with your student about what they are thinking about taking next year and don't hesitate to call our guidance office if you have any questions throughout the process. There will be a link to our enrollment guide on the website by tomorrow and also every student will be receiving a printed copy.  

I hope you all have a great week, 

Go TIGERS!
   

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