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Hello,

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

LMS World Language Teacher Kimberly Freeman wins prestigious Milken Award

LMS World Language Teacher Kimberly Freeman wins prestigious Milken Award

(Source, The State)

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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:

Milken Family Foundation

South Carolina Department of Education

The State

Kimberly Freeman’s Profile

HELLO LMS!

Hello Wildcats!

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!

 

 

Relay for Life T-Shirt Sale

RFL TshirtsPlease think about helping Lexington Middle School raise money for Relay for Life by purchasing one of these 2016 Relay for Life T-shirts.  They will be available to purchase February 16th – February 26th.  Just bring this order form filled out and money to purchase t-shirts, to the front office.

 

 

Polar Plunge

LMS Community,

Polar PlungeThis Saturday is the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics.  Ten of our fabulous staff members are taking the plunge and have raised almost $2000!!  We would love to have a cheering section, so please come out and support us.  We will be plunging at 12:00, at the Lake Murray Public Beach.

If you can’t make it, but would like to donate here is our LMS team link.  We can collect donations up to 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

http://www.firstgiving.com/team/312753