LMS Update 9-24-18

Hello, Wildcats! Hope you have enjoyed your weekend!
 
This coming week will be as follows…
 
It will be an ABCAB week with regular ATL periods.  Sixth graders will have classroom guidance lessons through Math during ATL time all week.
Tuesday, September 25
-Lady Wildcats take on Irmo at Irmo in a double header at 5:30
 
Wednesday, September 26
-Wildcats take on Brookland-Cayce at BC High School at 6pm
 
Thursday, September 27
-Lady Wildcats take on Dutch Fork at Home in a double header at 5:30
 

Fundraiser Sale Dates Extended:  Just an FYI that the PTO Fall Fundraiser sale dates are extended through Friday, September 28th due to Hurricane Florence. 

 
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
 
Mrs. Nester

Dr. Little has a message for LMS parents

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Dear Parents:

Last night, during the September 18, 2018 meeting of the Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees, the board named Gloria B. Nester principal of the district’s newest middle school under construction at 1340 Highway 378 in Lexington. This move is effective January 4, 2019.

This afternoon, I met with the LMS staff and talked with them about this opportunity for Mrs. Nester. I wanted to make sure I reached out to you, too.

I believe that Mrs. Nester brings a high level of experience and enthusiasm that we will need as we plan and open this new middle school for opening next year.

Although I know that this is a surprise, please know that we are immediately posting the open LMS principal position and hope to name a new principal in November.

I know that Lexington Middle School is important to you and your child. It is also important to us.

As an International Baccalaureate school with high expectations, we know that we must find the right fit and the right person to serve as your child’s new principal.

Over the next few weeks, we will survey staff, hold focus groups with a group of parents, support staff, teachers and administrators and use that feedback to identify a new principal that meets the needs of your school and your community.

As soon as we make that decision, we will let you know and will schedule a drop-in/meet the principal opportunity.

Thank you for everything you do to support Lexington Middle School and your students.

Sincerely,

Dr. Greg Little, Superintendent

LMS Update 9-16-18

Hello, Wildcat Parents.  Below is the email that Mrs. Nester sent to students today:
Hello, Wildcats!  I hope you have all stayed safe!
Here’s what this week will look like.
It will be an BABAB week with the following ATL periods:
  Tuesday, September 18 Thursday,  September 20
6th grade 8th period (9:57-10:43)

7th period (10:47-11:33)

 

4th period (9:57-10:27)-30 min.

2nd period (10:31-11:01)-30 min.

1st period (11:05-11:33)-28 min.

7th grade 8th period (9:57-10:43)

7th period (10:47-11:33)

 

4th period (9:57-10:27)-30 min.

6th period (10:31-11:01)-30 min.

5th period (11:05-11:33)-28 min.

8th grade 6th period (9:57-10:43)

5th period (10:47-11:33)

 

4th period (9:57-10:27)-30 min.

2nd period (10:31-11:01)-30 min.

1st period (11:05-11:33)-28 min.

Tuesday, September 18
-Lady Wildcats take on MGMS at HOME at 5:30
Wednesday, September 19
-Football takes on Chapin at Chapin
Thursday, September 20
-New Student Orientation
-Lady Wildcats take on WKMS at HOME at 5:30
Friday, September 21
-Interims
Saturday, September 22
-Lady Wildcats participate in the LHS Tournament (time TBA)
Updates
PSAT Permission Form Deadline Extended: 8th grade students interested in taking the PSAT have until Thursday, September 20 to return permission forms.
Fundraiser Sale Dates Extended:  Just an FYI that the PTO Fall Fundraiser sale dates will be extended through Friday, September 28th due to Hurricane Florence.   Keep selling, Wildcat! All your efforts come right back to LMS!
See you tomorrow!
Mrs. Nester

This week will be ABCAB with regular ATLs.
 
Monday, September 10
-STAR360 continues
 
Tuesday, September 11
Pelican SnoBalls at lunches-Be sure to bring $3.00
-Open House-We look forward to hosting our parents for Open House. The times are as follows:  Parents of students with last names A-K are invited to attend from 5:30 to 6:30 and parents of students with last names L-Z are invited to attend from 6:45 to 7:45.   
Volleyball Game at HOME against Pleasant Hill at 5:30
Wednesday, September 12
Bus Evacuation Drill-More info to come from Ms. Whiz.
Pelican SnoBalls at lunches -Be sure to bring $3.00 
Football Game at Batesburg-Leesville at 5:30
 
Thursday, September 13
-Chick-Fil-A Biscuit sales in the morning
Looking Ahead:
Monday, September 17
-Mission Lesson-Students will report to HR during the 1st part of ATL. 
Wednesday, September 19
-Early Release Day.  Students will be dismissed at 12:40.
 
Thursday, September 20
-New Student Orientation-More information from School Counseling
Check out our newsletter by clicking here!
Mrs. Nester

Fundraiser Kick Off and Open House 9-6-18

Hello, Wildcats!

We have some important items of information to share with your this evening:

PTO Fundraiser Kickoff…

Our PTO fundraiser kicked off today with lots of excitement from the students.  Students received their fundraiser packets at the end of the school day so be sure to check out the packet for items and prize opportunities.  Thanks to our generous PTO, the proceeds of this fundraiser directly impact our school and create many opportunities for all of our students!

Mark Your Calendars for OPEN HOUSE…

On September 11, we look forward to hosting our parents for Open House. You will have the opportunity to meet teachers in their classrooms, check out our Design, Physical Education and Arts courses in the cafeteria, and see all LMS has to offer!  The times are as follows:  Students with last names A-K are invited to attend from 5:30 to 6:30 and students with last names L-Z are invited to attend from 6:45 to 7:45.   If your time slot does not work with your schedule, please feel free to attend at the alternate time.

French Exchange

Each year students in grades 7-10 have the opportunity to participate in a French exchange.  This year we are looking for a few more students in grades 7-10 to travel to France during Spring Break for two weeks.  This is a great opportunity to build relationships with peers and families across the globe.  Please contact Mrs. Hanle at shanle@lexington1.net for more information.

Have great evening!

LMS Update 8-31-2018

Hello, Wildcats!  Hope you have had a great long weekend so far!  

Here’s the scoop for next week.  It will be a ABAB week with the following ATL schedule:

Monday, September 3

Labor Day-No School

Tuesday, September 4

Mission Lesson-Students will report to homeroom the 1st 45 minutes of 1st period. The lesson will be taught to HR students during the first part of 1st period.  Students will then be dismissed to go to 1st period for the last 45 minutes.

STAR360 testing begins

Wednesday, September 5

PTO Fundraiser kick off in the Theatre during 4th period.

  • 6th grade will be called to report at 10am
  • 7th grade will be called to report at 10:30am
  • 8th grade will be called to report at 11am

Thursday, September 6

Football Wildcats v. PHMS at LHS at 5:30

Some important announcements for students and parents:

CLUBS, CLUBS, CLUBS …. 

Click here to see what clubs are offered at LMS! Check the link frequently as new clubs are added throughout the year. Counselors will have a club kickoff during all lunches on Sept. 6th and 7th. Flyers will also be available at Open House on September 11.

PTO Fundraiser Kickoff…

This week marks the kick off to our yearly PTO fundraiser.  Thanks to our generous PTO, the proceeds directly impact our school and create many opportunities for activities and supplies for all of our students!

Mark Your Calendars for OPEN HOUSE…

On September 11, we look forward to hosting our parents for Open House. You will have the opportunity to meet teachers in their classrooms, check out our Design, Physical Education and Arts courses in the cafeteria, and see all LMS has to offer!  The times are as follows:  Students with last names A-K are invited to attend from 5:30 to 6:30 and students with last names L-Z are invited to attend from 6:45 to 7:45.   If your time slot does not work with your schedule, please feel free to attend at the alternate time.

Mrs. Nester

LMS Update 8-26-18

Hello, Wildcat Parents,

In an effort to keep you in the loop, I will be sharing with you the weekly email that I send to students.

Hello, Wildcats!

Hello! This has been a great week with things running pretty smoothly! 

This week will be ABCAB with normal ATLs.  The Setting the Tone Assemblies will be held during ATL on Thursday

Monday, August 27

-Picture day:  Click here to access the picture schedule showing the times students are to be in the multi-purpose room to be photographed.  You should be in the Multipurpose room at the time your homeroom teacher’s name is listed. Even if your parents don’t want to purchase pictures, we want as many students in the Cat Tracks yearbook as possible, so get your picture made!  If you do want to purchase pictures, be sure to bring payment to the photographer when photographed.  Remember, you got your picture payment and order form envelopes on Friday during 8th period. 

-fLex Pass begins:  Mr. Cafferty sent an email to 7th and 8th graders who qualified for fLex Pass. During ATL, he will make an all call for students who received the email to report to the Theatre to receive the information letter and their fLex Pass.  

Wednesday, August 29

-Dr. Little visits LMS!  He will be going to each classroom to greet you and will even make a special guest appearance on the News Show. I am so excited to show off the amazing things we are doing at LMS.  

Football Jamboree at IRMO at 6:30

Thursday, August 30

Setting the Tone Assemblies & 8th grade Community Project Kick Off Assembly during ATL.  There will be no fLex Pass.  Classes will be called to report to the theatre but the general time frame is as follows:

  • 10:00-10:20-6th grade
  • 10:30-10:50-7th grade
  • 11:00-11:20-8th grade

-Volleyball Game at Chapin at 5:30 

Thank you for a wonderful kick off to 2018-19!  

Mrs. Nester

Welcome Back Wildcats!

Hello, Wildcats.

We can’t wait to see all of our Wildcats bright and early tomorrow morning for the first day of the 2018-19 school year.

Here are a few items that we wanted to be sure to communicate to you. These will make the first day run more smoothly.

Please refer to the traffic map you picked up at registration.  This will help you determine the route and car loop that is best for your family for drop off and pick up.  We will do our best to maintain an orderly and smooth traffic flow but encourage use of the bus system and carpooling and much patience during the first few weeks of school until everyone is used to the procedures.

Town of Lexington administrators ask us to remind you that the Town of Lexington has implemented some traffic pattern changes designed to improve the flow of traffic in downtown Lexington, and these changes could affect your drive as you bring your children to and from school.   These changes split traffic flow at North Lake Drive and Church Street, making each street one way until just before Lexington Elementary school.  You can learn more about the Downtown Traffic Improvements by the town website at www.lexsc.com.

For the first two day of school all students will report to their homerooms.  We will have lots of adults on campus in the mornings and throughout the day to help students find their way to their homerooms and to their classes.

As always, please refer to our school website at lms.lexington1.net and follow us on Twitter at @lexingtonmiddle and on our new official Facebook page titled Lexington Middle School (https://www.facebook.com/LexingtonMiddleSchool/).

Again, we look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces tomorrow morning! This is going to be a great school year!

New Security Measure Implementation Begins

Hello, Wildcat Parents.

I wanted to make you aware that Lexington One is implementing an enhanced version of the district’s visitor management system beginning tomorrow.

As part of this upgrade, everyone will be required to present his/her driver’s license when entering the school or any Lexington One facility. There will be no exceptions to this.  We so appreciate your understanding and patience while everyone becomes familiar with the upgraded system. The safety of our students and staff has always been the top priority at Lexington One.

Thank you and have a great evening!