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Lots of LASA Newsletter 03/19/17

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Week of March 20

This Week's Schedule
3/20   A
3/21   B
3/22   A
3/23   B
3/24   B
Events and Important Dates

"Know Your Rights" Presentation Tuesday, March 21
The Latino Outreach Committee would like to invite students, their families and friends to a Know Your Rights presentation on Tuesday, March 21, in the LASA/LBJ library. The workshop will be held during LASA's lunch hour from 11:20 a.m. - 12: 10 p.m. Everyone is invited, regardless of whether or not they attend LASA. We want to make this information available to anyone who would like to be informed about their immigration rights.

The presenter will be a representative from RAICES, a non-profit organization that is part of the Texas Here to Stay Coalition. She will take questions and answers following the presentation. The presentation  will be in English and in Spanish.

We hope you can join us for this important workshop. Please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone who might want to attend. We look forward to seeing you at the workshop.

Thank you,

Nuri Vallbona (Yo hablo español)
Latino Outreach Committee Co-Chair

Yolanda Torres (Yo hablo español)
Latino Outreach Committee Co-Chair

LBJ/LASA First Ladies Dance Team Try Outs

Team try-outs will be held in the LBJ Gym on March 21-24th at 4:45pm. Students wanting to try out may come to the dance studio to pick up a packet or email Ms. Miller at shelby.miller@austinisd.org or go to http://firstladiesdanceteam.weebly.com/updates

Prom Ticket Sales

Prom will take place on Saturday 4/8 at the Renaissance Arboretum hotel from 8pm - 12 am. Students can purchase tickets at the J-Spot (school store) during lunch for the next two weeks. Tickets are $50 the week of 3/20, $55 the week of 3/27, and $60 at the door. Cash and checks made out to LASA Student Council accepted.

Starting on Monday, tickets will also be available to purchase through School Cash Online. They will be $50 through 3/25, $55 from 3/26 through 4/1, and $60 from 4/2 through 4/7. Note that while cash/check sales end the week before prom, online sales continue until the day before the event. Here's how to purchase and pick up online tickets:

  • Sign In

  • Click on "Items"

  • Find "Jaguar Prom" under the student tab or the AISD/All Items tabs

  • Buy the tickets, carefully following the provided instructions

  • Have your student bring the emailed receipt either printed or pulled up on their phone to the J-Spot at lunch any day through Friday 4/7 to pick up the tickets.

News and Information
Calling All Artists
This year's Senior Salute team is looking for cover art for the 2017 Memory Book. Art can be hand-drawn or digital, should be done within an 8.5"x11" frame, and should use the words SENIOR SALUTE somewhere in the art. Color is encouraged and welcome! Parents -- please encourage your student artists to send submissions to molly@jaguarmedia.org and marcella@jaguarmedia.orgby March 31! Fame awaits!!

It's a Wrap!  Help LBJ/LASA Band!
The LBJ / LASA Band Boosters are seeking sponsorships for advertisement on the LBJ Band Trailer.  The trailer has been recently re-wrapped and looks visually stunning as it travels to numerous football games and marching competitions throughout Texas.  We are seeking support from businesses/individuals who would like to advertise on the back of the trailer.  The LBJ Band Trailer gets noticed everywhere we go, so this is an excellent advertising opportunity.  Sponsorships are $500 for at least 2 years of advertising on the trailer. 

If you own your own business or if your employer is seeking an advertising opportunity, please consider supporting the LBJ Band in this special way.  Families or other individuals can show their support of the band as well.  Please contact Eric Metcalf (ericmetcalf78723@gmail.com) if you are interested or need additional information.  

We only have room for 8 more advertisements on the trailer, so space will sell out quickly!  Thanks!!

Counselor's Corner
Save the Date:   9th and 10th grade Student and Parent Information Night
LASA's 9th and 10th grade Student and Parent Information Night  (9-10 SPIN) will be held on Tuesday, March 28 from 6:30 to 7:30pm in the Don Haynes Theater. Topics covered include GPA, graduation requirements, and college planning.
Row, Row, Row Your Machine!
ERG RODEO is a rowing machine competition (rowing on an erg machine in the gym) that brings in competitors from around the state. 
It was hosted by UT Austin on 2/18/17
More info here: http://texas-crew.github.io/Rodeo.html

Kenza McKerrihan - 2nd place in Junior Women's 
Alex Barrera-Waters - 1st place in Novice Lightweight Junior Men
Bridget Kelly - 1st place in Lightweight Junior Women

Spring regatta season is coming up, including state and regional competitions. I will update you with any LASA student TRC achievements. 

LASA team takes 2nd at HP Codewars

After knocking at the door for several years, LASA places 2nd at Hewlett Packard's Codewars 2017 programming contest.  With more than 80 teams competing, one of our three LASA teams scored 91 points, just six points behind the 1st place team.

The breakthrough team that placed 2nd included;
Russell Coleman
Edison Bertotti
William Slatton

Thanks to Shivang Singh, Edison Bertotti, Alexander Wlezien, Russell Coleman, Naveen Yarlagadda, Abhija Saini, Will Slatton, Arnav Mohan, and Sahil Vaidya for representing LASA on our three competitive teams.

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