Dear LCMS Bobcat Family and Friends:
Congratulations to Emily Eppard on being the 1st place district winner for the Spelling Bee. Grace Buck came in 2nd place and will serve as the alternate for the Spelling Bee. Emily Eppard will move onward to represent Louisa County in the Regional Spelling Bee in Richmond. We are so proud of all of our students’ efforts!
A reminder that Monday, March 14 is a regular school day. Monday, March 14 will be an “A” day. This is to even out the number of A and B days in the months of March, April, and May. Friday, March 18 is the end of the 3rd marking period, and report cards will be sent home on Friday, March 25.
Tuesday, March 22 is Parent/Teacher Conferences. Appointments will be available with teachers from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Walk-ins will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher(s) beginning Monday, March 7 to Friday, March 18 to set up individual appointments with your child’s teacher(s).
As always, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions, concerns, or anything that you would like to share.
The following are some important updates and announcements.
Morning Announcers – Dejhan Winn and Miranda Wood
Dejhan Winn and Miranda Wood are our morning announcers. Without their help, Morning Announcements would not be asenjoyable or informative. From Monday, February 29 to Friday, March 4, we will have two new guest speakers to assist us with the announcements: India Bachelor and Zane Chiles.
Grade 7 Students and Penny Drive
The 7th Grade Social Studies department is excited to announce that students have beat last year’s donation of 53,200 pennies. Presently, LCMS is its 3rd week of its penny drive with 56,185 pennies! The penny drive will be running until Monday, March 7. Thank you to all of our students for making such a difference!
LCMS Sports UpdateThere have been some updates on try-outs. For more information about sports, please seehttps://sites.google.com/a/lcps.k12.va.us/lcms-athletics/
Assistant Principals Tom Connolly, Robbie Garnes, and Joel Rupert – Conversations with Students
During the month of March, Assistant Principals, Tom Connolly, Robbie Garnes, and Joel Rupert, will be meeting with students on a one-to-one basis who have received a “F” during Semester I and a “D” or below for this interim to see what they can do to assist our students in bringing up their grades. We want all of our students to reach their academic potentials while at LCMS and to be prepared for the high school and beyond. We will have discussions with students about what they believe the issues are. From there, we will see how we can assist them in making more effective academic progress and what that will entail. Please also speak to your child if he or she is not making the academic progress that he or she is capable of. We also recommend reaching out to the individual teacher(s). Thank you for your support in this important endeavor!
2016 Recycling and Anti-Litter Poster Contest
If your child is interested in participating in this contest, please see the attachment, “2016 Poster Contest Flyer.”
After School Help – Tuesday, March 1 and Wednesday, March 2
Student Schedule for Monday, February 29 to Friday, March 11Monday, February 29 (A): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 1 (This is a “A” day for electives. Students go to Period 1, Period 2, Period 3, Period 4, Period 5, and then for the last period of the day, students return back to their Period 1 class.)
On Monday, February 29 (A): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 1
On Tuesday, March 1 (B): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 2
On Wednesday, March 2 (A): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 3
On Thursday, March 3 (B): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 4
On Friday, March 4 (A): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5
On Monday, March 7 (B): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 1
On Tuesday, March 8 (A): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 2
On Wednesday, March 9 (B): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 3
On Thursday, March 10 (A): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 4
On Friday, March 11 (B): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5
Important Upcoming Dates – Added information and dates are marked in purple. *Please note that the week students return to school, they will be taking benchmark tests.
Friday, February 26: Drama Field Trip to Swift Creek Mill Theatre to see the play, “The Little Lion”
Tuesday, March 1: Math 8 Benchmark.
Wednesday, March 2: Math 7 Benchmark.
Thursday, March 3: Math 6 Benchmark. Civics 8 Benchmark.
Monday, March 7: Science Benchmark.
Monday, March 7 – Friday, March 11: LCMS Book Fair
Friday, March 11: End of 3rd Marking Period.
Friday, March 11: LCMS Pot of Gold Dance from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the LCMS Cafeteria.
Monday, March 14: Students are in school. This is an “A” day. This is to even the number of A and B days in the months of March, April, and May.
Tuesday, March 15: This is also another “A” day.
Tuesday, March 15: Captain Howard L. Baugh visits LCMS.
Tuesday, March 15: Dr. Chen meets with the LCMS Parent Advisory Council from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Main Office Conference Room. PTA Board meeting from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Main Office Conference Room.
Friday, March 18: End of the 3rd Marking Period. Club B or reading.
Friday, March 18-Saturday, March 19: C.R.A.V.E. for students. Students are dropped off at LCMS on Friday, March 18 at 9:00 p.m. Parents pick up students on Saturday, March 19 at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 19.
Monday, March 21: Grade 8 Standards of Learning Writing Test.
Tuesday, March 22: Parent/Teacher Conferences. 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. by appointment and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. walk-ins.
Wednesday, March 23: Grade 8 Standards of Learning Writing Test.
Thursday, March 24: All County Music @ LCHS Auditorium from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday, March 25: Reports cards go home with students.
Monday, March 28-Friday, April 1: Spring Recess for students.
Monday, April 4: Classes resume for students. School doors open at 7:40 a.m.
Thursday, April 7: Picture Day.
Saturday, April 9: LCPS Arts Festival at LCMS.
Monday, April 11 – Friday, April 11: LCHS Counselors visit with Grade 8 students for high school scheduling.
Thursday, April 14: LCMS Spring Band Concert.
Saturday, April 16: Final Battle of the Books Competition will take place at Cedar Lee Middle School, 11138 Marsh Road, Bealeton, VA Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The competition begins at 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, April 19: Rising Grade 6 Parent Night (General Information) at LCMS Forum from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 20: Rising Grade 6 Parent Night (Special Education Information) at LCMS Forum from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 21: Interim reports sent home. LCMS Spring Chorus Concert.
Friday, April 22: Reality Store for Grade 8 students.
Monday, April 25: Reading 8 Standards of Learning Test. Reading 6 Standards of Learning Test Paper and Pencil only.
Tuesday, April 26: Rising Grade 6 Band Night with Kathy Allen @ LCMS from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 27: Reading 6 Standards of Learning Test.
Thursday, April 28: All Virginia Middle School Choir.
Friday, April 29: All Virginia Middle School Choir. Civics 8 Standards of Learning test.
Friday, April 29: Grades 5, 6, and 7 Dance at LCMS from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 21: Grade 8 Formal at LCMS Cafeteria from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Thank you for taking the time to read these updates. As I will say to my students each day, “This is important. You belong here. Effort makes a difference.”
With warm regards,
Lisa C. Chen
Lisa C. Chen, Ph.D.
Louisa County Middle School
Louisa County Middle School