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Hello,

This is Ryan Pool, principal at Lexington Middle School.

This Thursday, January 21, we will have a career showcase for 8th grade students from 10:00-11:30 during which students will be able to learn about the 7 advanced centers of study at our Lexington One high schools. Parents are invited to attend!

Parents and students who will be attending Lexington High School are invited to attend an informational meeting with the LHS Counselors at Lexington High School on Tuesday, January 26 at 6:00 at the (Lexington One Performing Arts Center) at LHS.

Parents and students who will be attending River Bluff High School are invited to attend an informational meeting with the RBHS Counselors at Lexington Middle School on Tuesday, January 26 at 6:00 in the Theater at LMS.

Mark your calendars for the Miss LMS Wildcat Pageant this Friday, January 22 at 6:30 in the LMS theater. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds will go to support the LMS Relay for Life campaign.

2nd semester started at LMS today and many students started new related arts classes.  This semester, students and parents will get extensive feedback though IB scoring rubrics.  Your students will be able to explain how the scoring system will work and how it will help them set personalized goals for growth.

Stay warm this week.  Thanks for all you do to make LMS a great place everyday!

Congratulations to Lyn Hamilton

Congratulations to Lyn Hamilton for being a finalist for the 2015-2016 Lexington School
District One Teacher of the Year!!

Screen Shot 2016-01-15 at 2.15.41 PMLexington Middle Seventh-Grade Science Teacher Lyn Hamilton has 30 years of educational experience, a Bachelor of Science in biology from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, and a Masters in Middle Grades Science Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is certified in middle school science, biology and middle level science.

Hamilton, a National Board Certified Teacher, is a member of the Palmetto State Teachers Association, Partners for Education, the South Carolina Middle School Association and the National Science Teachers Association. She’s served on numerous committees for the development of science curriculum and is a reader for National Board applications and a staff development presenter. 

The District Teacher of the Year will be announced on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at the Lexington One Performing Arts Center on the campus of Lexington High School. Best of Luck Lyn!!!

Hello Wildcats!

Hello, Wildcats!

It’s been a great week at LMS! There’s a lot going on, so here are some important things for you to know about this week!

Remember that this Friday (1/15) is a half-day for students.  We will serve breakfast, but we will not serve lunch on Friday. 

Monday (1/18) is a holiday.  We hope you all enjoy the long weekend!

wowWe are excited to share that Lexington Middle School has been identified as part of the TransformSC network of schools.  This organization promotes high quality, innovative education among public schools in South Carolina.  We are proud to be named part of their prestigious network.

We are also celebrating that the South Carolina Association of School Administrators has named Lexington Middle School as a Palmetto’s Finest Schools finalist for 2015-2016.  Palmetto’s Finest is only awarded to the one middle school in our state each year.  We are honored to be considered for this elite recognition.

wildcat pageantMark your calendars for the Miss LMS Wildcat Pageant on Friday, January 22 at 6:30 PM in the LMS theater. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds will go to support the LMS Relay for Life campaign.  Purchase tickets before hand in the front office or at the door.

Congratulations to the following awesome Wildcats who earned spots in Region Band:

Michael A., Joanna T., Ryleigh O., Kendall S., Isiah P., music notesSam B., Logan P., Eli B., Nick R., and Adam K. Congratulations also to Brian B. and Emmie T. for
their selection to the SC All-State Orchestra. We are so proud of the talented musicians at LMS!

yearbook

Don’t forget to order your 2015-16 Cat Tracks YearbookClick here to order online. Go to and click on “Buy Your Yearbook.” Be sure to select the Lexington Middle School in Lexington, SC as there are several Lexington Middle School options in the system!

Thank-you

Thanks for all you do every day to make our school a great place!  

From the School Nurse

strep2Parents – If your child has been diagnosed with Strep throat, they may not return to school for 24 hours after beginning antibiotics and being fever free. In order to return to school they must have a medical note stating the diagnosis and when treatment began and you need to send a note confirming no fever.

Community Service Projects in Action!

8th grade students Ed Brown, Ian Gilliam, and Jack Scott raised money for their community serviceIBStudent Projects project and bought new basketballs to use during recess. Brown said, “The basketball we have now are worn and difficult to dribble. It was time for new basketballs.” Brown, Gilliam, and Scott raised over $160 dollars at a basketball game and purchased twelve new basketballs for everyone to enjoy during recess.   Congratulations boys! You make the world a better place!

 

Hello LMS!

Hello LMS family!  The winter break is right around the corner and we are staying busy at Lexington Middle School.

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We are incredibly proud of our 8th grade students.  This is the first class to complete and present their IB Community Projects.  Students researched, planned solutions, implemented actions steps to address a problem, and demonstrated that they are empowered to make their world a better place.  Their presentations today showed that our students are thoughtful and serious in their efforts to impact their world.  We could not be more proud of them and we look forward to celebrating their successes.  We hope you will help us celebrate our kids in our community by telling their story to your friends, neighbors, and through your social media.  

We hope you will join us for one of our awesome performances this week or next.  Musical Theater classes will perform The Wizard of Oz tonight, Friday, andSaturday in the LMS theater.  Showtime is 7:00.  You won’t want to miss it! 12-10, 12-11, &12-12-Musical Theater students perform the Wizard of Oz!

Our chorus will perform Monday night, and our dance students will performTuesday!  We hope you will bring the whole family to one or more of these events!

LMS Dance Team

Do you want to learn more about what the International Baccalaureate program means for our students?  Check out the parent IB information on our school website.  Among other information, you will find a link to a recent student IB project from a seventh grade English class.  See how Screen Shot 2015-09-01 at 11.14.27 AMAnderson and Jack demonstrate communication skills, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity in their latest English unit on the research process.  We hope you will watch their work to better understand our IB approaches.

It’s been a great first semester at LMS.  Thanks for all you do to make our school a great place  everyday.

Ryan T. Pool

Principal, Lexington Middle School