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


SC Summer Camp – Symbaloo


LMS Update 3-25-18

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

Hello, All!

This week will be ABABC with the following ATLs:

6th grade will have guidance lessons through their Science classes during ATL.

Monday, March 26

6th grade Guidance Lesson through Science during ATL

Wednesday, March 28

-6th grade Guidance Lesson through Science during ATL. 

-Select 8th graders will be called to report to the Theatre during ATL to complete a survey.  

-Report Cards issued.   Students will be called to report to HR at approximately 3:15.

Thursday, March 29

-Earthquake and Fire Drills at 8:15.  Teachers will review procedures with students.

Track and Field Meet at Dutch Fork HS at 5:30

FridayMarch 30

-Bus Evacuation Drill at 8:15.  Mr. Sheley will send out details and schedule early this week. 

-6th grade Guidance Lesson through Science during ATL


8th graders, please be sure to turn in your High School Visit field trip forms as soon as possible.  Give them to your teacher or turn in to the office of school counseling!  If you need another copy the LHS permission form is linked here and the RBHS permission form is linked here.

Looking ahead:

-Spring Break will be April 2-6! Enjoy the well-deserved break…I hope you get to spend the whole week doing what you love!!!!

Mrs. Nester

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!

LMS Update 3-4-18

This week will be ABCAB with normal ATL periods.  It is also National School Breakfast Week, so get to school a little earlier and enjoy the international menu options!

Monday, March 5

8th grade students will complete a State Department Student Survey during 1st period using their iPads. You will also receive State Department Parent Surveys at that time.  Your teachers will provide you with directions for both during that time.  Make sure to bring back the parent surveys completed to the front office for a treat!

Chamber Orchestra rehearsal during ATL.

Tuesday, March 6

Pelican SnoBalls at all lunchesbe sure to bring your $3

8th grade Dancers zoned for RBHS who are interested in placing into level 2 dance, may audition in the RBHS dance studio from 4-5:15 p.m.

 This class is recommended for advanced students. 

Wednesday, March 7

-Chamber Orchestra Field Trip

-Course Request Sheets for the 2018-19 school year will be distributed to 6th and 7th graders.  There will be an informational letter included that details the steps for completing the course selection sheet.  On March 13 and 14, Mr. Cafferty and the school counselors will meet with students in their Social Studies classes to complete the course selection process.

-Tornado and Fire Drills at 9:00.  Your teachers will review information with you prior to that time.  

-Pelican SnoBalls at all lunches-be sure to bring your $3

8th graders  who have been enrolled in Musical Theatre and are attending RBHS next year, may audition for Chorus 2 during 7th and 8th periods.  If you would like to audition, please email Ms. Calcutt for a pass to audition.  You will be able to quickly leave your class to audition and then return to class.   

Thursday, March 8 

Chick-Fil-A Bisquits at drop off-be sure to bring $3

LMS Track & Field Track Meet at 5pm at Batesburg Leesville High School 

Winter Athletic Banquet at 6:30 in the LMS Gymnasium

Cheerleading Banquet at 6:30 in the LMS MPR

Other Announcements:

6th & 7th grade dancers interested in auditioning for the 2018-2019  LMDC Competition Team,  may audition on April 18th in the LMS dance studio from 3:45- 5 p.m.  Interested dancers should plan to attend the April 11th interest meeting with a parent. The meeting will be held in the theatre at 5:30 p.m. Audition packets are available in the front office and online.


LMS Update 2-18-18


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!