LMS Spirit Week!

Hello Wildcats!

We have some great things going on this week.  This week is Spirit Week and we kick it off with America Monday, when Wildcats dress in patriotic colors to show their patriotism and spirit. We’ll be celebrating all week – be sure to join in the fun!

On Tuesday, we have Twins Tuesday-pick a person and dress alike.

On Wednesday, we have Swap Wednesday.  Students dress like teachers and teachers dress like students.

On Thursday, we have Throwback to your favorite decade Thursday. 

On Friday, we have Spirit Day and Hat Day.  6th grade wears white, 7th grade wears gold, and 8th grade wears blue. Students will also be able to wear a hat if they pay $1.  Students will give their 2nd period teacher their $1 and get a sticker to wear verifying their contribution.  All money goes to Relay for Life.

On Thursday, we will also have Chick-Fil-A biscuits for sale in the morning for $3.  Proceeds benefit Musical Theatre.  Our PTO fundraiser is going well.  Our PTO plugs the proceeds right back into our school, so your hard work selling benefits LMS directly.

The French Exchange is looking for one male student in grades 7-10 to travel to France with the group from April 6-19. Taking French is not required.  Email Mrs. Hanle for more details at shanle@lexington1.net.

We’ll see you tomorrow to kick off a great week!

Important Upcoming Dates!

Hello, Wildcats!
Thanks for your flexibility and patience with our schedule today. Please be safe and careful today!

Here are a few important upcoming dates you’ll want to add to your calendar:
-Monday, September 5th is Labor Day.  There will be no school on that day. Enjoy a long weekend with your friends and family!

– Tuesday, September 6 is the day we launch our PTO fundraiser.  Check out the packet that will come home with your students with items and prize opportunities! We are so thankful for our PTO and the numerous ways they support our students and teachers; thank you for supporting PTO through this fundraiser!

– Thursday, September 8 is Open House here at LMS.  6th grade parents are invited to drop in to the Open from 5:30 to 6:15 and 7th and 8th grade parents are invited to drop in from 6:30 to 7:15.  Teachers will be in their rooms for parents to stop in and meet them and we will also have some informational tables set up in the Cafeteria.  We will have Schoology, PowerSchool, IB, and School Counseling information as well as a special table with information about our Exploratory classes.

Have a wonderful and restful Labor Day weekend!

Schedule Pick-up on Tuesday, August 2nd 8am-6pm

Hello, Wildcats!

We are so excited to welcome you back to Lexington Middle School! Here’s some important information:

Our LMS Schedule Pick up Day is this Tuesday, August 2nd from 8am to 6pm. We look forward to seeing you then. You can find information on what you’ll need to bring to schedule pick up and many more back-to-school details by clicking on this link.

For those parents and students who are returning to LMS, we expect the whole process to take no more than 20 minutes if you have completed InfoSnap online. If you need help with InfoSnap before Tuesday, need a snapcode or password, or just have questions, we are available in the front office on Monday from 8am to 4:30.

If you need to complete InfoSnap here at school on the day of schedule pick up, we can help you complete all of the requirements in one of our computer labs.

Also, for rising sixth graders and new students, we will have Cat Camp on Thursday, August 4th, from 6-7:30. Students should report to the cafeteria. At 7pm in the Theater, we will repeat the parent meeting we held last spring while the kids are a camp. Parents can meet in the theater at 7pm.

If you haven’t done your back to school shopping yet, here is our 2016-17 supply list. 8th grade students should be working on their summer reading. If you need any information about summer reading, you can find it here on our website.

We are so excited to have all of our Wildcats back on campus and can’t wait to launch another great school year!

See you all on Tuesday!

LMS Update!

Happy Sunday, Wildcats!

We are so proud of our kids for finishing up state testing last week.  We are sure they did great.

Happy travels to our band students and 8th graders who are in Florida this weekend!

Next Thursday, May 19, is our annual Spring Arts showcase.  We hope the whole community with join us for a night of visual and performing arts.  You will be amazed by the talent of our awesome students. You can enjoy fantastic performances and art displays from 6:00-7:45 p.m. Come out and enjoy a great night!

Our 6th and 7th grade students will be returning their iPads this summer on May 25.  They will receive a letter on Monday with details about our collection process, and we will be talking to them over the next week about backing up their materials.  Please look for an email with this information and a printed copy to come home on Monday, or check our website for details.

Yearbooks were distributed Friday. If you would like to purchase a yearbook for $65, the remaining copies are available on a first-come, first-served basis in the front office. Congratulations to our Cat Tracks Yearbook Staff on a wonderful 2016 Yearbook!

As we wrap up the year, please check the status of your lunch accounts.  We will not allow students to charge lunch if they have a negative balance the last week of school.  Again, students will not be allowed to charge lunch the last week of school if there is no money in the account.  They will receive a replacement meal instead.  Our cafeteria manager can help answer questions if you aren’t sure about your current balance.

Parents, if your child has any medicine or medical supplies stored with our nurses, please swing by the school before the end of the year to pick up these supplies.  Our health room is not staffed over the summer.

6th graders, our TDAP clinic at school has been moved to May 20.  There is still time to sign up if you haven’t done so yet.  All seventh graders in our state must provide verification for TDAP before beginning the school year.

8th graders, we hope you plan to be at the Lexington One Performing Arts Center at Lexington High on May 26 for our 8th grade completion ceremony.  We want students to check in at 5:45 to be ready to begin at 6:00.

We’re approaching the finish line at LMS, but staying busy as always.  Our students continue to amaze us every day.  Thanks for all you do everyday to make LMS a great place.

 

This Week at LMS!

Hello, Wildcats!

Today we will begin SC Ready testing.  Students will test in writing and English/Language Arts on Tuesday and Wednesday (April 26 and 27), and math on Thursday (April 28). Please get plenty of rest the night before and eat a good breakfast in the morning! Testing will begin right at the beginning of the day, so we’re asking our Wildcats to come to school on time and ready to show-off what they know. We are super proud of our students for always doing their best in whatever they do!

PTO will be selling Chik-Fil-A biscuits Thursday morning (April 28th) for $3.00 to benefit the LMS Beta Club. Enjoy a yummy breakfast and support this great organization!

For students currently in the sixth grade, there will be an opportunity here at LMS to get your required TDAP vaccination on Wednesday, May 18th.  This is a state requirement for all students entering the 7th grade.  Information is available in the front office and on our school website.

​We also want to congratulate our LMS chorus who recently scored Superior in their state performance assessment.  Way to go, Wildcats!

Auditions for the Lexington Middle Dance Company’s Elite Competition Team and the Wildcat Dance Crew will be held in the LMS theater on May 4th.  For information and audition packets, contact our front office or email Coach Tribble at ktribble@lexington1.net.

If you want to check out some of our talented Wildcats, plan to be here on May 19th for our annual Spring Arts Festival. It’s a great night celebrating the work of all of our awesome visual and performing arts students!

It’s almost time for our 8th Grade Celebration, but we need your help, 8th grade parents! Click here for a sign-up list for items needed and volunteer opportunities for our celebration. The PTO really appreciates your help!

We are staying busy right through the end of the year and our students continue to impress us every day. Thanks for all you do to make LMS a great place!

Have a great week!

Required T-DAP for Rising 7th Graders

Parents of rising 7th graders:

T-DAP vaccines will be given here at Lexington Middle School on May 18th by DHEC. Permission forms were sent home with students on Monday, April 18th and need to be returned by Monday, May 2nd to the school nurse.  

This is a state requirement for all student entering the 7th grade. 

Info is available in the front office or click on the links provided below.

Don’t miss this convenient opportunity! 

TDAP Letter

DHEC Form

TDAP Form