Phone Blast


This is Ryan Pool, principal at Lexington Middle School.  It’s been a short but great week at LMS.

This is a reminder that tomorrow, Friday the 12th and Monday, Feb. 15, are student holidays.  We hope you enjoy some rest and time with family.

Good luck to our Polar Plunge team as they brave the cold of Lake Murray on Saturday in order to raise money and awareness for the LMS Project Unify team.  Our students who compete and help with the Special Olympics are winners every day at LMS.  It’s not too late to support the cause.  Check our website to make a donation!  We’ll share some pictures after the chilly event.

Congratulations to our talented LMS performers.  Our students made us proud this past weekend at the South Carolina Speech and Theater Association State Festival. All of our students did a fantastic job.  Cameron Eubanks placed third in monologues and Tucker Privette placed third in original monologues, placing them among the top 3 in the state in their categories.  

Great job to all of our kids, and Happy Valentines Day from all of the LMS Faculty!

This week at LMS

It’s been another busy but awesome week at LMS.

Thanks to our awesome guidance office for a great week.  It was counselor appreciation week, and they stayed busy.  We hosted 116 parents for bring your parent to lunch day, while our 7th and 8th graders enjoyed a live or virtual job shadowing experience.  We will continue to talk to all of our students about college and career readiness.

We want to wish good luck to our LMS Robotics Team as they compete this weekend in the state competition.  We are so proud of your hard work!

Congratulations to the LMS archery team for placing third in regional competition.  We will find out soon if they will be moving on to the state tournament.

We also want to congratulate our boys and girls basketball teams as they close out their seasons.  They both advanced last night with big playoff wins.  Good luck to these hardworking wildcats on Saturday.  Way to go!

The end of basketball season is also the end of our cheerleading season.  We want to give a special thanks for all of the hard work and spirit they have given to our school.  For our 8th grade cheerleaders, thanks for a great year and for bringing the state championship home to LMS.

In February, we celebrate black history month and recognize the positive impact that diversity brings to our campus.  We are proud that LMS is made up of all kinds of kids who are amazing in countless ways.

Congratulations to 8th grader Laney Quickel who is the new Miss Jr. Teen South Carolina for 2016!  We are so proud that you will be representing our state.

We hope you have a great, dry weekend.  Thanks for all you do to make our school great everyday!

Ryan T. Pool

Principal, Lexington Middle School

LMS Cybercats

Screen Shot 2016-02-03 at 11.02.58 AMGood luck to the Cybercats (LMS’s Robotics Team)!  According to coach Ben Godfrey, the team has been working very hard to prepare for the competition!  The Cybercats will compete this weekend in the state tournament.


2016 Miss LMS Pageant

The 2016 Miss LMS pageant is a fundraiser for Lexington Middle School’s Relay for Life campaign.  Through this pageant we not only raise money but also awareness of how important it is to honor and remember those whose lives have been touched by cancer.

Congratulations to the following winners of the LMS Wildcat Pageant:

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Whether Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow or not on February 2nd, Groundhog Day, many students will be “shadowing” workers in order to better understand the requirements of a particular job or career. This year our 6th grade students will have the opportunity to invite a parent or relative to eat lunch with them. After lunch the student and parent or relative will have a time to sit down and talk about the adult’s career. By participating in this activity, your child will have the opportunity to earn a 100 ELA formative grade.

If you would like more information and to get the form to participate, please click here.

Phone Blast Going Out!


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!


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!


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