LMS Update 2-18-18

Wildcats!!!!!

The week of February 19 will be ABCAB. We will have normal ATL period times. Not too much going on, so make sure you use this normal week to reflect on your interim grades and set goals to finish the quarter off strong.

Monday, February 19

-Students will do a technology survey during the first part of ATL. You will be emailed the link right before ATL.  Students will not fLex until the class is done with the survey.  The survey should take about 10 minutes max.   Parents were made aware of this survey in the email sent last week.

Thursday, February 22

-On February 22nd at 6:30 we will have a community viewing of the movie Most Likely to Succeed in the LMS Theatre at 6:30. When the district met with staff, students, community members and others during our strategic planning community meetings, they showed a 12-minute-long clip of a film called “Most Likely To Succeed.” After viewing that clip about the history of the American education system and new approaches to learning, many people asked if they could see the entire film. Well, here’s your chance! We will have popcorn so bring the whole family!  There will be a special treat on Friday for all students who come and bring a parent or guardian.

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Important Items of information:

-RunHard spring registration is open at www.runhard.org. Practices will be at LMS on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:45-5pm beginning March 5th. This is a great way to make connections and work on your fitness goals!  Contact Mrs. Near at anear@lexington1.net with any questions.

On March 7, the RBHS chorus teacher will come to LMS to audition students during 7th and 8th periods (It’s a C day) for Chorus 2.  8th graders already enrolled in Chorus will be able to audition during Chorus class.  However, they have also extended the audition opportunity for Chorus 2 to 8th graders who were enrolled in Musical Theatre at LMS first semester.  8th grade Musical Theatre students interested in auditioning should contact Ms. Calcutt.  She will provide you a pass to be able to attend the auditions during your exploratory classes.  The audition will only take a few minutes.

LMS Update 2-12-18

Hello, Wildcat parents!!  Here is the information your student received today in Mrs. Nester’s weekly email to them.  There are also some important items of information for you about upcoming events.
Hi, Wildcats!!
WednesdayFebruary 14
-To celebrate Valentine’s Day our LMS cafeteria will be offering a free cookie for every lunch purchased.
ThursdayFebruary 15
-Interim Time-Students should take this opportunity to go into PowerSchool reflect on their progress so far in quarter 3.
Friday, February 16
No School for Students
Looking ahead and important announcements:
-The week of February 19 will be ABCAB since school is now in session due to Hurricane Irma.
-On Monday, February 19 during ATL time, we will administer a student survey to students in Grades 3–12 in order to learn more about our students’ use of technology for learning at school and at home. It should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete and is completely voluntary. The data collected from this survey will allow our district to analyze trends and adjust programs to better support our students.  Please refer to the letter linked here for more information.  Mrs. Amber will send out the link to you right before ATL.
-On February 22nd at 6:30 we will have a community viewing of the movie Most Likely to Succeed in the LMS Theatre at 6:30. When the district met with staff, students, community members and others during our strategic planning community meetings, they showed a 12-minute-long clip of a film called “Most Likely To Succeed.” After viewing that clip about the history of the American education system and new approaches to learning, many people asked if they could see the entire film. Well, here’s your chance! We will have popcorn so bring the whole family!
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February 23 is you LAST DAY to pre-order a YEARBOOK!  Don’t let the opportunity to preorder this year’s Cat Tracks yearbook slip by. There is still a chance to reserve your copy. The last day to pre-order a yearbook is Feb. 23. If you do not reserve your copy by that date, there will be no guarantee that you will have a book when the arrive in May. Use the link here to purchase online or you can bring your payment to the main office. The cost of this year’s all color book is $65.
For 8th graders going to RBHS next year who are interested in Musical Theatre or Theatre 2 should plan to audition at RBHS February 24 from 3:45 to 5:30 in room F208 and let Ms. Parr (kparr@lexington1.net) know.
-For Theatre 2, students need to have a 60-90 second memorized monologue prepared.
-For Musical Theatre, students should have a short song selection from a broadway musical.
-If auditioning for both, students should have the song prepared with the expectation of completing some improvisational activities.

LMS Update 2-4-18

Hello, Wildcats!!!

In an effort to keep Wildcat parents in the loop, LMS will be including you in the weekly email updates that Mrs. Nester sends to students.  This email will typically cover the schedule along with important happenings for the week.  LMS is so lucky to have the best parent support around, and we want to do our part to help you feel part of the team!

This week will be ABCAB with a normal ATL schedule.  We have lots of exciting stuff happening!

Monday, February 5

-1st Round PAC BB tournament – LMS Girls v. Sandhills Middle at LMS at 6pm

-1st Round PAC BB tournament – LMS Boys at Fulmer Middle at 6pm

Tuesday, February 6

PSAT Parent Night in the Theatre at 6pm-This is an informational meeting about score interpretation for parents of 8th grade students who took the PSAT. Parents should have received an invitation letter in the mail from Mrs. Peterson.  Please contact Mrs. Peterson at lpeterson@lexington1.net with questions.

Thursday, February 8

Chick-fil-a biscuit sales at drop off

LHS Football coach coming to talk with 8th graders going to LHS next year at 10am in the Cafeteria.  Please contact Mr. Sheley at msheley@lexington1.net with questions.

2nd Round PAC Basketball Tournament – TBA (Girls and Boys)

Friday, February 9

7th and 8th grade Musical Theatre field trip to Greenville after school.  Students who have signed up will be dismissed a bit early to catch the bus.

Celebrations and Information:

Take a few minutes to check out the Cat Coders video linked here. This really does a great job of highlighting the Robotics’ Team season!

Check out the Newsletter here.

Parents of 8th graders-LMS will hold our 8th Grade Completion Ceremony on May 23rd.  As part of this ceremony, we would like to celebrate our Wildcats in a special way.  We will be presenting a slide show depicting how our Wildcats have transformed over the years.  To do this, we need the parents of each 8th grader to email or bring in a baby, toddler, or kindergarten picture of your child by March 2.  Check out the letter linked here for details!

Have wonderful week!

LMS Update 1-30-18

Hello Wildcats and Wildcat Parents,

Here are a few items of interest:

Friday, February 2 is National Groundhog Job Shadowing Day.  Seventh and eighth graders are able to shadow a relative or family member off campus.  Sixth graders have the opportunity to participate in Bring your Parents to Lunch Day and invite a parent or relative to eat lunch with them, learn about the adult’s career and make important connections! If you still need to turn in the permission form, you can find it here.

This year Relay for Life will be held on May 18th at Lexington High School.  To show support in the fight against cancer, please consider purchasing a t-shirt.  Students received order forms through their school email, but parents can click on the order form link and order shirts for the whole family!

8th grade Individual Graduation Plans (IGPs) are well under way!  If you have any questions or still need to sign up for your eighth grade student’s IGP, please contact the school counseling office.

Have a wonderful evening!

LMS Update 1-11-18

Hello, Wildcats!

Here are some important dates and items of information:

Tomorrow, January 12 is a half day with students dismissing at 12:00.  Lunches will not be served.

Monday, January 15 is a holiday with no school for staff or students.

Tuesday, January 16 is the beginning of second semester.  Job shadowing forms from seventh and eighth grade students are also due on this day.

Our LMS PTO would like to make you aware of opportunities to put your time and talents to great use.  There are a number of positions still available in the areas of hospitality, fundraising, spirit wear and more.  You can find all open positions for the 2018-19 school year on the LMS Website.  Please contact the PTO President, Jenny Burkholder at jennyburkholder@gmail.com if you are interested in serving in any of the open positions.  We also hope to see everyone at the next LMS PTO meeting on Wednesday, February 7 at 8:15.

Have a great long weekend and enjoy this time to rest and recharge!

LMS Update 1-2-18

Happy New Year, Wildcats!

We can’t wait to hear about the fun you had and the memories you made over break!  Hopefully, you also had the opportunity to rest and recharge!

We hope you enjoy the last day of break tomorrow as students return on Thursday, January 4.

We have lots going on in January so mark your calendars with these important dates and events:

Our LMS PTO will hold its regular meeting on Wednesday January 10 at 8:15 A.M.  All parents are invited to attend.  There are so many ways to contribute so come and see how your interests and talents can benefit LMS!

We invite all of our Wildcats and parents to come see our dance students perform in the LMS Theatre on January 11th at 6pm.  This show is free to all!

The second nine weeks and first semester end on Friday, January 12.  Friday, January 12 is a half day with students dismissing at noon, and Monday, January 15 is a holiday with no school.  Report cards will be distributed on Friday, January 19.

As we get rolling in the new year, I want to take this opportunity to urge all students and parents to exercise safety and patience in the car lines, especially at dismissal when we have over 950 students moving in high traffic areas.  Safety is our top priority at LMS, and we thank you for your part in keeping all of our Wildcat family members safe!

We can’t wait to see your smiling faces bright and early on Thursday morning!

LMS Update 12-17-17

Hello, Wildcats and Wildcat parents!

We hope you have had a restful weekend!  Here are a few important dates and items of information for you!

Winter Break:  Thursday, December 21 marks the beginning of our Winter Break and the opportunity to celebrate special time with friends and family and recharge for the new year!  Students will return to school on January 4, 2018!

Grading Period:  Our 2nd nine weeks and 1st semester do not end until January 12, 2018 so when we return from break, students should continue to focus on the academic goals they set for this grading period.  January 12 is a half day, and students will be dismissed at 12:00 on that day.

LMS Spirit Wear:  As a reminder from our LMS PTO, there is still plenty of Wildcat spirit wear available in the main office for all your shopping needs!  Be sure to support your PTO with items like pop sockets, magnets, water bottles and  shirts!  Keep up with all our events with a school calendar for sale as well.

Our LMS faculty and staff sends warm holiday wishes to all of our Wildcat families!  See you in the New Year!

LMS Update 11-20-17

Hello, Wildcats!

We hope you are having a wonderful evening.

LMS Giving Tree:  LMS is excited to announce that we are partnering with the Nancy K. Perry Children’s Shelter this holiday season.  The shelter provides a safe place for children all around Lexington County in a home environment filled with love, kindness, and gentle guidance.  A Giving Tree with gift tags listing items of need is placed in the Lexington Middle main office.   If you would like to participate, please stop by the LMS main office to pick up a tag.  All Giving Tree items should be returned to LMS by December 13.

LMS PTO Fundraiser:  On behalf of our LMS PTO, they would like to thank each of you for your participation in the fall fundraiser! Together, LMS PTO profited over $14,000 to put back into LMS!  You can access the 2016-2017 and  2017-2018 Annual Reports through our LMS webpage to see how these profits benefit our students and their learning experiences. LMS PTO truly appreciates the efforts of our students and parents!

Thanksgiving Break:  A reminder that our Thanksgiving Break begins Wednesday, November 22.   We return to school on November 27.

We are thankful for our Wildcat Family and wish each of you a Happy Thanksgiving!

LMS Update 11-15-17

Hello, Wildcats!

We hope you are staying warm.

We  want to keep you in the loop about some special events happening this month and next so you can put them on your calendar:

  • The Orchestra concert is tomorrowNovember 16 at 6pm.  The Wild Wild West Book Fair Family Night is also happening then from 4pm to 7pm.  Families should stop by to wrangle up some books before moseying down to see our Orchestra Wildcats in concert.
  • Our basketball regular season tips off on November 27 with our first home game.
  • Our Musical Theatre Wildcats will put on Little Mermaid Jr. on December 7, 8, and 9.
  • Our Band Wildcats will perform on December 12.
  • Our Chorus Wildcats will perform on December 14.

We are so excited about the many opportunities we have to celebrate our students at LMS!

LMS spirit wear is in! We have sweatshirts, t-shirts, water bottles, magnets and pop sockets available for purchase in the main office. Also, check out the LMS PTO Facebook page.

Our Thanksgiving Break begins Wednesday, November 22.   We return to school on November 27.

We are so thankful for all of you who make up our Wildcat family!

We wish you a restful holiday filled with friends, family and fun!

LMS Update 11-5-17

Hello Wildcats!

We hope you have had a great weekend and enjoyed that extra hour of sleep!  We wanted to take this opportunity to make you aware of some important dates and happenings this week.

The PTO Fundraiser Pickup is this Wednesday, November 8th.  Parents of students who sold over 6 items should plan to pick the items up from 2:30 – 6:00 in the LMS Theatre. Students who sold 6 items or less will be called to the cafeteria prior to dismissal  to pick up their items and take them home with them.

Our Wild Wild West Book Fair kicks off  this Thursday, November 9th!  Come lasso a few books and enjoy Family Night on Thursday, November 16th.  The fair will be open from 4:00 – 7:00 that evening for families to visit.

On November 10th, at 8:00am we will hold our annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony.  We extend a special invitation to Wildcat parents, grandparents, and other family members who have served our country through service in the armed forces.  Please join us for this very special ceremony to honor our nation’s veterans.  Visitors should sign in at the front office and your student will be called to walk you to the theatre.

Also, take a few moments to check out our LMS newsletter!