LMS Update 5-21-18

Hello, Wildcats! Hope you have had a great weekend!

This week will be ABAB with Friday off as a weather make up day and kick off to a long weekend! 

Monday, May 21

-Students report to homeroom first thing in the morning to receive yearbooks.  After announcements, students will transition to first period.

Tuesday, May 22

-Dance Performance and Globe unveiling 6pm in LMS Theatre

Wednesday, May 23

-LMES students on campus for visit

-8th grade Completion Ceremony 6:30 at LHS Gymnasium

Thursday, May 24

-NPES and MES students on campus for visit

-8th grade Celebration at 2pm.  Students will report to the celebration from/with their 8th period.  They will leave their book bags in their 8th period class. Students will then go back to their 8th period class to get their gift and wait for dismissal.

Friday, May 25

-NO SCHOOL…This is an untouched weather make up day

-Chorus Carowinds trip for 7th and 8th graders

This week will be ABAB with Monday off for the Memorial Day Holiday.

Monday, May 28

-NO SCHOOL-MEMORIAL DAY

Tuesday, May 29

-LES students on campus for visit

-7th grade A day Outdoor Education Field Study-Suzi Halloran will send out details

-EOC English I Reading

Wednesday, May 30

-6th grade Zoo Field Study

-7th grade B day Outdoor Education Field Study

-EOC Algebra I

Friday, June 1 

-iPad collection for 6th and 7th graders.  Mr. Cafferty will send out the schedule and details soon.  We will only be collecting iPads not chargers or cables this year!  yay!

-Chorus Carowinds trip for 6th

This week will be AB with students dismissing at noon both days.

Monday, June 4

-Half Day for students (Students dismissed at 12:00.  NO LUNCH will be served, only breakfast.)

Tuesday, June 5

-Half Day for students (Students dismissed at 12:00.  NO LUNCH will be served, only breakfast.)

Have a wonderful rest of the day!

Mrs. Nester

LMS Update 5-14-18

Hello, Wildcat Parents: Below is the email Mrs. Nester sent to students this evening along with important information for 8th grade parents from the LMS PTO.

Hello, Wildcats! One day of testing down and three more to go!  You are doing great!  Be sure you are getting to school ON TIME and that you don’t have any appointments scheduled in the mornings during testing.

This week will be ABABC with modified ABAB schedules on testing days(see attached testing and ATL schedules)

Monday, May 14

-SC Ready testing (Math)

Tuesday, May 15

-SC Ready testing (ELA Day 1)

Wednesday, May 16

-SC Ready testing (ELA Day 2) 

-ATL Rehearsal for Dance students

Thursday, May 17

-Chorus Concert at 6pm in LMS Theatre

Friday, May 18

-TCBY at Pick up

-Orchestra Concert 6pm in LMS Theatre

-Relay for Life @ LHS

Thinking ahead:

This week will be ABAB with Friday off as a weather make up day and kick off to a long weekend! 

Monday, May 21

-Yearbook signing during ATL in the Theatre.  Details will come out from Mrs. Darlington.

8th grade 10 to 10:30

7th grade 10:30 to 11

6th grade 11 to 11:30

Tuesday, May 22

-Dance Performance at 6pm in LMS Theatre

Wednesday, May 23

-8th grade Completion Ceremony 6:30 at LHS Gymnasium

Thursday, May 24

-8th grade Celebration at 2pm.  

Friday, May 25

-NO SCHOOL…This is an untouched weather make up day

-Chorus Carowinds trip for 7th and 8th graders

This week will be ABAB with Monday off for the Memorial Day Holiday.

Monday, May 28

-NO SCHOOL-MEMORIAL DAY 

Tuesday, May 29

-7th grade A day Outdoor Education Field Study

-EOC English I Reading

Wednesday, May 30

-6th grade Zoo Field Study

-7th grade B day Outdoor Education Field Study

-EOC Algebra I

Thursday, May 31

Friday, June 1

-Chorus Carowinds trip for 6th 

This week will be AB with students dismissing at noon both days.

Monday, June 4

-Half Day for students (Students dismissed at 12:00.  NO LUNCH will be served, only breakfast.)

Tuesday, June 5

-Half Day for students (Students dismissed at 12:00.  NO LUNCH will be served, only breakfast.)

Please be sure you are turning your overdue books in to Mrs. Young in the Learning Commons and paying off your accounts in the LMS Cafe.

Have a beautiful rest of your weekend!

Mrs. Nester

From LMS PTO to 8th grade Parents:  If you have signed up to bring donations for the 8th grade Celebration, please bring them to the front office early this week. Big thank you to all who have already brought in their donations!

LMS Summer Reading and Honors Information

Hello, Wildcat Parents!

As we prepare to wrap up the 2017-18 school year, it is time to begin thinking about the 2018-19 school year to ensure that our students are ready for what it will bring.  Consequently, we want to share some very important resources with you. Students will see these in their classes, but we want to make sure you have access to them as well so that you have the opportunity to support and encourage our Wildcat kiddos this summer.

For students enrolling in Algebra 1 Honors and/or English 1 Honorsplease click here to see our Honorable Expectations Presentation.  This will give you the details regarding the requirements, expectations, grading, and required summer reading.

For Required Summer Reading for ALL rising 8th grade students, please click here to see the Rising 8th grade Summer Reading Requirements.

For rising 6th and 7th graders, please click here to see the summer reading brochure that gives great info about reading expectations, benefits and options and the Summer Reading Challenge form!

Also, take a moment to check out our LMS Newsletter.  It is jam packed with important dates, events, etc.!  You can also access all of these resources and much more on our LMS Website!

In closing out the school year, please be sure to make sure overdue books are turned into the Learning Commons and that lunch balances are paid off in the LMS Cafe.

Have a wonderful weekend!

LMS Update 5-6-18

Hello, Wildcats!

Next week we begin state standardized testing.  It is essential for you to update your iPads before Friday morning.  Please make a point to update your iPads tonight if you have a chance. Additionally, in order to test, you will need to bring a fully charged iPad on May 11th, 14th, 15th, and 16th.  Make sure you plug in the night before when you settle down for a good night’s rest!

This week will be ABCAB.  

Tuesday, May 8

-Pelican Sno-Balls at lunches

Wednesday, May 9

-EOC Writing Make Up Sessions for students who didn’t take it May 2

-Pelican Sno-Balls at lunches

Thursday, May 10

-Chick-Fil-A Biscuits at drop off

-Mission Lesson (cancelled)

-Fire Drill at 2pm

Friday, May 11-Modified Testing B-day Schedule (see attached testing schedules)

-SCPASS testing (Science grades 6 and 8 and Social Studies grade 7)

The next week will be ABABC with modified ABAB schedules on testing days. (ATTACHED)

Monday, May 14

-SC Ready testing (Math)

Tuesday, May 15

-SC Ready testing (ELA Day 1)

Wednesday, May 16

-SC Ready testing (ELA Day 2) 

Friday, May 18

-TCBY at Pick up

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Mrs. Nester

LMS Update 5-4-18

Hello Wildcat Families!

Here are some important dates and information for you:

SCPASS and SCReady tests will be given on May 11, 14, 15, and 16. Remember that student should get lots of sleep and eat a great breakfast before these tests so that you can show off how much you’ve learned this year!  Please make every effort to ensure no appointments are scheduled for these mornings as students cannot be dismissed from school during testing.  Testing will begin at approximately 8:15 and end no later than 12:00.

We also have some important events coming up for our 8th grade students.

On May 23, we will honor our 8th graders at the 8th grade Completion Ceremony that will be held in the Lexington High School Gymnasium at 6:30.  All 8th graders and their families should plan to attend.

On May 24, we will celebrate our 8th graders with our annual 8th Grade Party from 2:00-3:30 pm. If you can help provide food, drinks, money or time for this event, please sign up here! Thank you for making this a special day for our 8th grade students!

As we prepare to finish our year, please be reminded that LMS Cafeteria account balances should be paid before the end of the year.

 

 

LMS Update 4-30-18

Hi, all! Wow…what a week! Hope you have enjoyed a great weekend so far!
Here’s the scoop for this coming week…

ABCAB with a Mission Lesson during the 1st 45 minutes of ATL.
Monday, April 30
Save the Date for the 8th grade Completion Ceremony cards go home with students at the end of the day through their exploratory classes
Tuesday May 1st
-Interim.  Please be sure you are reflecting on your progress this quarter and finish the year strong!
Select 8th graders depart for Washington
Wednesday May 2nd
EOC Writing Testing for English I students  (Students traveling to Washington will take it on the make up day, May 9.)
Thursday May 3rd
-Mission Lesson during the 1st 45 minutes of ATL
Friday May 4th
-French Exchange field trip to Charleston
 
 
Some important notes:
EOC and State Testing:  Letters with details and dates for SCPASS and SCReady letters went home this past Friday.  The Writing EOC will be given on May 2 with aMay 9 make up day and SCPass and SCReady tests will be given on May 11, 14, 15, and 16.  Remember to get lots of sleep and eat a great breakfast before these tests so that you can show off how much you’ve learned this year.  Please make every effort to ensure that no appointments are scheduled for these days as student cannot be dismissed from school during testing.
 
Glass Bottles:  Just a reminder that students cannot bring glass bottles with them onto campus.  Many of you are bringing Starbucks drinks that come in glass bottles. Glass bottles are not allowed on campus as they cause a potential safety hazard if/when they break.
 
Awards Night for 6th and 7th graders who are receiving awards:  This event will take place on Thursday, May 10.  Students who are receiving awards will be mailed an invitation.  
 
Completion Ceremony for 8th graders:  This event will take place on Wednesday, May 23 at 6:30 at the LOPAC at Lexington High School.  All 8th graders and their families should plan to attend.
 
Can’t wait to see you all bright and early tomorrow morning!
 
Mrs. Nester

LMS Update 4-23-18

Wildcat Parents:  Below is the email Mrs. Nester sent to students this evening.
Hello, All!  Hope you have had a good weekend☀ Here’s the scoop for the week…

This week will be ABCAB with a Mission Lesson on Wednesday during ATL.

Tuesday, April 24

-Pelican SnoBalls at lunches

Wednesday, April 25

-Mission Lesson

-Pelican SnoBalls at lunches

Thursday, April 26

-7th and 8th grade Symphonic Band Rehearsal during ATL.

-Band Concert at 6:30  (This was originally slated for Spring Arts, but we will not have Spring Arts this year.  Rather we are highlighting the performing and visual arts at their Spring concerts and unveiling the Globe Sculpture.)

Friday, April 27

-DANCE!!!!!!  Wooohooo!!

Coming up:

Tuesday, May 1-Interim and 8th graders depart for Washington D.C.

Wednesday, May 2-EOCEP Writing

Thursday, May 3-Mission Lesson 1st 45 minutes of ATL.

See you tomorrow, Wildcats!

LMS Update 4-16-18

Hello, Wildcat Parents:  Below is the email Mrs. Nester sent to students tonight.

Also, please take a few moments to complete the short Parent School Counseling survey linked here.

This week will be ABCAB with a Mission Lesson during the 2nd 45 minutes of ATL on Monday and a Tech Playground for interested students on Thursday.

Monday, April 16

Mission Lesson during 2nd 45 minutes of ATL

French Exchange Meeting in Learning Commons at 6:30

Thursday, April 19

Tech Playground put on by the TechGirlz Club during ATL. Students are invited to the TechGirlz Tech Playground on Thursday, 4/19 during part of your ATL time. The TechGirlz club members have been working on coding, robotics, and other technology applications. Come, see & participate!

The times by grade-level:

6th Grade – 10:00-10:20

7th Grade – 10:35-10:55

8th Grade – 11:00-11:20

Use this Tech Playground Google Form Link to sign-up prior to the end of the day Monday, April 16. The first 30 students from each grade level will receive a PASS from their 1st Period teacher. If you are given a PASS, get permission and then a signature from your Thursday ATL teacher. Bring the PASS with you to room 101; it will be needed for admittance.

Spring Pictures:  This is a reminder that you need to send payment or return any un-purchased spring pictures by Monday, April 23.

Summer Art Workshops:  Check out the flyer linked here for summer art workshops for middle schoolers.

Have a great rest of the weekend, Wildcats!!!!!

Mrs. Nester

LMS Update 4-19-18

Hello, Wildcat Parents!  Below is the weekly email Mrs. Nester sent to students this evening.

Hello, Wildcats! I can’t wait to see you tomorrow!!  I hope you have had a wonderful week full of fun, outdoor activities and time to recharge.  We are on the tail end of a great school year, and we need to focus our efforts on reflecting on our goals and on ending the year strong.  I have missed each and every one of you, and I will see you bright and early tomorrow morning!

We have a really busy week going on so take a look…

This week will be ABCAB with a lock down/lock out drill on Tuesday and a pep rally on Thursday.  Here is what the week will look during ATL time:

 

Monday, April 9

-Mission Lesson 1st 45 minutes of ATL

-Chorus practice during 2nd 45 minutes of ATL.  7th graders should report to the Chorus room  at 10:45 and 8th graders should report at 11:10.

Tuesday, April 10

-Lock Down Drill at 8:30. As always, student safety is our prime concern, and we are lucky to have Lexington Police Officers with us to help check our processes and give us feedback to make sure our practice is effective and helps us improve. Teachers will take time before the drill to review the procedures.  I am so proud of the ownership you take in the safety of our school.

-Pelicans SnoBalls at lunches

-Permission Slips for 8th grade trip to RBHS/LHS are due to the school counseling office.  They are linked here if you have misplaced yours  (LHS and RBHS).

Wednesday, April 11

-8th grade field trip to LHS and RBHS-no permission slips will be accepted on this day

-Pelicans SnoBalls at lunches

-7th and 8th grade Chorus Trip to St. Andrews

Thursday, April 12

-Chick-fil-A biscuit sales at drop off

-Pep Rally (click here for schedule)

Hope you have a wonderful rest of your Sunday!

Mrs. Nester

 

Additionally, it’s time to start thinking about Summer camp opportunities.  Here are some great links to help you!

LexOne WBL Summer Camps

http://www.lexington1.net/lexnews/2018_summer_camps

SC Summer Camp – Symbaloo

https://www.symbaloo.com/home/mix/2018scsummercamps