Saturday, April 16th
Lexington High School old gym
Girls will report @8:00 AM and boys will be @8:45 AM
It’s our last great week at LMS until a well-deserved spring break. We will be working hard in class this week and also working together to support a great cause!
The LMS Relay For Life team will celebrate our fourth annual Relaypalooza festival on Thursday, May 24 from 2:00 to 3:30. For a $5 contribution, students will have access to games, inflatables, a DJ, and more. It’s a great time for everyone. We start the festival with a student lap around the symbolic Relay track, emphasizing that when we all work together, we can make a huge impact in the fight against cancer. We are very proud of our kids for their commitment. We will have food and drinks for sale at the festival, all proceeds going to Relay. Tickets are on sale Monday through Wednesday in the cafeteria. It’s not too late to buy a luminary in someone’s honor. It’s amazing to see LMS students light up the night at the district Relay event with all of the luminaries they have purchased for loved ones. These can be purchased in the front office all week.
Good luck to the LMS Band as they travel to their state performance assessment on Tuesday. We know you guys will be amazing. Feel free to join them at 10:30 at Batesburg-Leesville High School.
Good luck to the LMS Archery team who will compete for the state championship on Wednesday. We are proud of you for qualifying and we know you will shoot great!
This week our powerhouse fishing team also competes for the state championship on Lake Murray. Our anglers always make us proud. Click here to see a great video about this awesome group!
Congratulations to 8th grader Abigail E.! She applied for the Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall and was offered a singing position as an alto with the Middle School Honors Choir, which will commence at Carnegie Hall in New York. Abigail was offered this performance opportunity after a rigorous audition process.
Are you wondering what enrichment opportunities might be available this summer? Take a look at the bottom of this email or contact our school counseling office to find information on lots of camps and programs that are both fun and enriching. They have something for everyone!
Finally, we want to congratulate our LMS Teacher of the Year, Lyn Hamilton, who will be recognized Tuesday night at 7:00 at Lexington High School as a finalist for the District Teacher of the Year. We hope lots of Mrs. Hamilton’s students will join us to cheer her on!
Have a wonderful week. Thanks for all you do to make LMS a great place everyday!
2016 Summer Opportunities
Project Wise – June 12-17 @ Clemson University. A weeklong experience on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Rising 7th and 8th grade girls. Information at http://www.clemson.edu/ces/departments/peer-wise/outreach/project_wise.html
Summer Institute– June 26-July 1 @ Columbia College. Offered for girls excited to embrace the courage to lead, learn about personal leadership styles and work with their peers. Rising 9th grade girls. Information at columbiasc.edu/summerinstitute
CREATEng – Engineering the Future! – Locations and dates TBA. Through the Governor’s School for Science and Math. Emersion into engineering and science based thinking. Rising 8th and 9th graders. Information – Kathryn Behling at email@example.com or 843-732-3266.
iTEAMS XTREME & Next Generation – Locations and dates TBA. Through the Governor’s School for Science and Math. Two unique camps that challenge students to create their own business using the latest technologies. Rising 7th and 8th graders. Information – Irene Middleton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-383-3901 ext. 3309
GoSciTech – June 12-18, June 19-25, July 10-16 or July 17-23 @ the Governor’s School of Science and Math in Hartsville, SC. A week-long camp exploring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Rising 8th and 9th graders. Information – Susan Engelhardt at email@example.com or 843-383-3901ext. 3950.
2016-2017 Health Careers Academy – Students meet one Tuesday evening a month at Midlands Tech Airport Campus to prepare them for the rigors of the health care field and to explore health care careers. Rising 9th graders. Information – Erica Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-286-4121.
This is Ryan Pool, principal at Lexington Middle School.
Today, students received interim reports for the third quarter. We are proud of our great students and hope they will talk with you about their interims and their academic goals.
Have you ordered your Relay for Life T-shirt yet? Order forms are available here and the shirts are pretty awesome this year (click here to see). Also, don’t forget that if you buy a T-shirt, the price includes one student pass to our Relaypalooza festival the day before spring break. Turn in order forms to the front office. We hope you will get shirts for the whole family to support this great cause.
Between February 29th and March 4th, students may participate in the Lexington One Community Coalition (LOCC) survey to help gather information about student’s attitudes and perceptions about controlled substances and substance abuse. The data collected continues to allow us to monitor our current prevention programs in the schools and apply for additional funding for similar programs. The survey is voluntary for students, and they will receive a link through their student email account. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our school counseling office.
There is a possibility of severe weather for our students tomorrow. We will be watching conditions closely to ensure our students’ safety throughout the day. Our teachers have procedures to follow in various situation that allow alternate transition routes or dismissal procedures if needed. We’re hoping for clear skies, but we will be ready to respond if needed. We ask for your patience during dismissal in the event of thunderstorms as our first priority will be student safety.
We hope you are staying dry. Thanks for all you do to make our school a great place every day!
Ryan T. Pool
(Source, The State)
LMS Latin teacher Kimberly Freeman, pictured with State Superintendent Molly Spearman and Dr. Jane Foley from the Milken Family Foundation, received the Milken Educator Award. Established in 1987 as an initiative of the Milken Family Foundation the Milken Educator Awards program rewards and inspires excellence in the world of education by honoring top educators around the country with $25,000 unrestricted awards. The Milken Educator Awards targets early-to-mid career education professionals for their already impressive achievements and, more significantly, for the promise of what they will accomplish in the future.
Check out the moment Kimberly Freeman received the Milken Educator Award.
Read more about it here:
There’s a lot of great stuff going on at LMS!
On Monday, 2/22, our 8th grade students who took the PSAT will receive results and attend a workshop to help them interpret their scores and develop strategies for the future. Then, on Tuesday, 2/23, all students will receive their 3rd quarter interim grades. This is a great opportunity for students to reflect on their progress and set goals for the remainder of the school year!
Within the next week, our school will be visited as a finalist school for the Palmetto’s Finest Award. We are honored to be visited and excited to shine the spotlight on our amazing students.
Congratulations to Jack T. for his awesome accomplishment last weekend at the regional Math Counts competition. Jack was the only student from our district to earn a spot in the final sixteen competitors. Way to go, Jack!
This week, some of our super-talented visual artists were honored at the Lexington District One Old Mill Showcase. We are so proud of their dedication and beautiful work!
It’s almost Relay time! We have a great tradition at LMS of supporting Relay For Life as our schoolwide philanthropy. Relay shirts are on sale now! Click here for Information and be sure to place your order by 2/26! All proceeds go to support the fight against cancer! Also, students who buy a shirt get free entry in the Relaypalooza festival before spring break. More info to come on Relaypalooza soon! Don’t miss out on this awesome shirt!
Any 6th or 7th grade student interested in being an LMS Cheerleader should plan to attend a mandatory informational meeting Tuesday, March 1st at 6:00 pm in the LMS theater. A parent or guardian needs to be present in order to receive the tryout information and packet. You must be present at the meeting in order to try out for the team! If you have any questions please see Coach Arcovio in Room 710.
We hope you all have a great week! Stay warm!