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    Week of February 18-24
    LASA High School is pleased to bring you Lots of LASA, a weekly electronic newsletter designed
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    This Week's Schedule
    Monday               Student holiday
    Tuesday               B
    Wednesday          A
    Thursday              B
    Friday                   A
    Project Graduation
    Want to help with Project Graduation, the all-night party for seniors on the night of graduation (5/30/18) at the East Communities YMCA? We're especially looking for junior parents, someone to create a slide show, and a food coordinator. Contact PTSA Programs Chair Laura DiCarlo if you can help with one of these tasks or if you'd like to join the email list. To sign up to sell tickets ahead of time or volunteer at the event, visit here. 
    Junior Parent Night Survey
    Did you attend the Junior Parent Night event on February 8th? If so, please take a few minutes to complete this short survey. We appreciate your time! Your feedback helps us with the programming of future events. Remember that all session handouts are available in the Document Library of Naviance. Parents: if you don't currently have an account but would like one, please email your student's school counselor. Please include your student's full name in the email and note if you have multiple students at LASA. Parent accounts will be linked to the student account.
    PTSA Chipotle Night 2/27/18
    Tuesday, February 27th 4 - 8 pm is Jag PTSA Night at the Mueller Chipotle (1201 Barbara Jordan Blvd. Suite 1300). Mention LBJ/LASA PTSA and we will get 50% of the proceeds!
    PFLASA Parents of Accepted Students Coffees
    Saturday, March 3rd PFLASA is hosting two coffees in the LBJ library (10-11:30am and 1-2:30pm) for parents of accepted students. The goal of the coffees is to share information, answer parents' questions, etc. Sign up to help here.
    LASA Su Casa Dinner Needs Your Help
    The Latino and African-American Outreach Committees (LOC and AAOC) will host its LASA Su Casa welcome dinner for newly accepted Latino and African-American students and their families. During the evening, the new students will have the opportunity to speak with current students, families and LASA administrators, as well as to ask questions. The dinner will be held in the library on Friday, March 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Donations of bottled water, canned drinks and cookie trays will be greatly appreciated. In addition, volunteers are needed to help set up, serve and clean up. If you'd like to donate goodies or volunteer to help, please sign up. Thanks for your support.
    Free LBJ/LASA Directory sponsored by the PTSA
    The LBJ/LASA Family Directory sponsored by the PTSA has been live since October but many families don't know about this great resource! Directory information was taken from AISD year-end registration forms filled out for 2017-2018. Currently all families who agreed to participate in the school directory are in DirectorySpot. Room number, email address, and phone number of all LBJ and LASA faculty, staff, and administration are included as well. Go here and log in using the button on the top right side of the screen. Your login is the email address you used for AISD registration. If you have an existing DirectorySpot password for that email, it should work. If you registered with a different email address this year, then that email will be your new login. You can press reset password if you don't remember your pw.

    Once you've logged in, use Family Search to find your family. Double click the box and it will send you to your family details. Make corrections by clicking on the appropriate box(es) that need editing. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and SAVE once changes are made. Corrections can only be made on the website - the phone app is read only.

    Don't forget to download the phone app by searching DirectorySpot in your phone's app store - it's fabulous!
     
    Congrats PoolJAGS!!
    Congratulations to all of our swimmers who competed in the UIL 5A Swimming & Diving State Championship Meet this past weekend! LBJ had 14 athletes swim in the state meet this year - far more than any other AISD school, with 9 of 14 qualifying for finals. Results were phenomenal:

    Girls 1 Meter Diving - 3rd Place (Willa Scanlon)

    Girls 200 Yard Medley Relay - 13th Place (Lilli Gordon, Sophia De Leon, Ava Longi, Sarah Mines)
    Boys 200 Yard Medley Relay - 19th Place Prelims (Alex Mancevski, Jared Perlmutter, Alvin Jung, Ming Zhao)

    Boys 200 Yard Free - 6th Place (Aidan Dulaney) New School Record!
    Boys 200 Yard Free - 13th Place (Juan Ceresa)

    Girls 50 Yard Free - 8th Place (Ava Longi)
    Boys 50 Yard Free - 10th Place (Lucas Abounader)
    Boys 50 Yard Free - 13th Place (Andrew Stowers)

    Boys 100 Yard Fly - 7th Place (Andrew Stowers)
    Boys 100 Yard Fly - 13th Place (Alvin Jung)
    Girls 100 Yard Free - 14th Place (Ava Longi)
    Boys 100 Yard Free - 12th Place (Lucas Abounader)
    Boys 500 Yard Free - 6th Place (Aidan Dulaney)
    Boys 500 Yard Free - 12th Place (Juan Ceresa)

    Boys 200 Yard Free Relay - 4th Place (Andrew Stowers, Juan Ceresa, Aidan Dulaney, Lucas Abounader) New School Record!
    Girls 200 Yard Free Relay - 17th Place Prelims (Sarah Mines, Jules Hays, Maddy Havranek, Ava Longi)

    Boys 400 Yard Free Relay - 3rd Place (Andrew Stowers, Juan Ceresa, Lucas Abounader, Aidan Dulaney) New School Record!

    Girls Overall Team Score - 20th Place (59 teams represented)
    Boys Overall Team Score - 4th Place (58 teams represented)
    UT Energy Olympiad Finalist 
    Last weekend, Shreya Ramanathan (freshman) had a fun time competing at the Energy Olympiad held at UT, as part of their Youth Energy Summit/Initiative. Out of the students and submissions across Texas high schools, Shreya was chosen to be one of the four finalists to compete for a prestigious award. The theme was along the United Nations Sustainability goals, and, she chose "Sustainable Infrastructure and Community." Her idea is to create a smart phone app to moderate and reduce congestion on Austin roads. Shreya is actively pursuing partners from the city and others to pursue her idea. For more information, please contact her.
    CS Intermediate Team Places Second
    The team of Taka Koutsomitopoulos, Alan Baade, and Ethan Baldonado finished in second place in the Intermediate level at the Viperwolf @ Oracle UIL Computer Science competition.
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