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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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!
Hello! This is Ryan Pool, principal at Lexington Middle.
This Wednesday is an early release day for students. Students will be dismissed at 12:40. We will be serving breakfast and lunch.
For our 8th graders, we will spend the morning touring the high schools. Students will ride the bus to the school they are zoned to attend next year. If we haven’t received a permission form, it’s not too late.
For students who completed their IB community project and returned a permission form, we will leave school at 12:40 for an afternoon celebration at Saluda Shoals. 8th grade parents, you are invited to join us at Saluda Shoals too. We will be at the Cattail Shelter from 1:00 – 3:00. Let the front gate know you are with LMS. Students are welcome to leave with their parents or they can ride the bus back to LMS to be picked up by 3:30.
All faculty and staff will be at Saluda Shoals celebrating these awesome kids, so our front office will closed Wednesday afternoon.
There is a lot going on at LMS. We are updating our website with the latest information about academics, athletics and the arts.
As always, thanks for all you do to make LMS a great place every day. Have an awesome night.
Ryan T. Pool
Principal, Lexington Middle School
Students received report cards Friday, April 8th. We are proud of our students’ hard work. Let’s set some goals so that we end the year strong. Students in design, arts, or performing arts courses should have a new score report showing IB ratings. We have included a chart for each student in the report card packet that helps explain how the ratings reflect the student’s level of growth in the subject.
Our students are continuing to MAP test and it’s going great. We are getting lots of great information to help us prepare for state testing later this month.
On Monday and Tuesday, we will be collecting box tops. Look through your pantry this weekend and send in your boxtops. Families participating in box top collections can win prizes from the PTO! Click here for more information!
Congratulations to 8th grader Brian B. on being selected to participate in the Governer’s School for the Arts and Humanities Summer Discovery program for violin. What a great honor!
Good luck to our orchestra as they travel and compete in Orlando this weekend at the Orlando Music Festival. We also want to wish good luck to the LMS Band as they participate in the Charleston Music Festival. We know you will make us proud!
The LMS Office of School Counseling wants to share a great resource from Naviance with you called Family Connection. If you haven’t already signed into Naviance as a parent, they will be sending you a personal access code and instructions for accessing Family Connection. If you have any questions about the program, please call 821-3734.
If you are a rising 7th or 8th grade student athlete who will attend River Bluff High School, click here for some information about sports physicals.
We hope you all enjoyed your weekend. Thanks for all you do to make LMS a great place every day!
Lexington School District’s One summer camp registration opens tomorrow morning (Thursday 4/7) at 9:00 am! These camps will fill up quickly, so make sure to register as soon as possible once registration opens. You can find all the information you need by clicking on this link.
Lexington County School District One’s Work-Based Learning Coordinators/Career Specialists will again offer several free summer camp opportunities for middle and high school students. The four camps are Camp Culinary, (Lex) OneState, Michelin Coding for Girls, and Architecture and Design/Construction
The camps take place Monday, June 6, through Thursday, June 9.
The Monday through Wednesday camps start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3 p.m.The Thursday camps start at 8:30 a.m. and end at noon.
Each camp is open to a specific age group, includes lunch and field study opportunities, and is limited to the first 20 student who register. There will also be a wait list for each camp. If chosen, students will need to complete some additional forms.
We hope you will consider taking advantage of these great opportunities!
Hello! We were excited to welcome our students back from spring break today. Now it’s time to make the most of our last nine weeks before summer break. It will be here before we know it.
Students will begin MAP testing in reading and math this week. A letter about MAP administration will come home with students this week and can also be found by clicking on this link
MAP testing allows us to measure student growth and gives valuable information that can be used to help prepare for our state testing later this month. The dates for SC Ready and SCPASS are:
Tuesday, April 26th – Writing (paper and pencil)
Wednesday, April 27th – Reading (paper and pencil)
Thursday, April 28th – Math (online)
April 29th – May10th – Make-up testing
Wednesday, May 11th – Science (online)
Thursday, May 12th – Social Studies (online)
May 13th – 19th – Make-up testing
These tests help us evaluate our school’s programs and gauge each child’s progress towards career and college readiness. Please try to avoid testing dates for absences or appointments if possible. We know our kids are ready to do their best. Since students will be testing on their iPads for both MAP testing and some portions of state testing, it is very important that they come to school each day with fully charged iPads!
Our awesome eighth graders will receive two separate permission forms this week, both for events on April 20.
One permission form will allow students to travel to their prospective high schools on April 20 for a tour and orientation program. This trip will take place during regular school hours.
The second permission form will be given to all students who completed their IB community projects. We want to celebrate their positive impact on the world with an afternoon of fun at Saluda Shoals park after their regular early release at 12:40. That trip is free and we will provide bus transportation to the park and back to school at 3:00, but we hope lots of parents will join us at the park!
Next week will be our spring Box Top Collection Drive. Please send in those Box Tops to support our fabulous LMS students. Students who turn in at least 10 Box Tops will be entered into a drawing for a gift card!
We will stay busy through the end of the year and we will try to keep you informed about all of the great stuff going on.
Thanks so much for all you do to make our school a great place every day!
Saturday, April 16th
Lexington High School old gym
Girls will report @8:00 AM and boys will be @8:45 AM