The Spark Newsletter

September 12, 2021

What to expect this week.

  • Front doors will open at 7:15am. First bell rings at 8:15am. when students arrive on campus, they will go to the Gym, until they are released to class.
  • Students who arrive after the 8:15am bell, will receive a Tardy. Unless they have arrived to school on a late bus.
  • Grandparents Day - Monday!
  • Parent and Student Open House - Tuesday
  • Football Scrimmage this week - Wednesday.
  • Book Fair in the Library - 13th - 17th
  • Progress Reports available via Skyward
  • Turn in our Office Aide Applications (8th graders) - due by September 19th
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Office Aides - 8th Graders

Is your student interested in becoming an office aide for Leaman. Any 8th Grader may apply:

Please read the Guidelines and complete the Application https://bit.ly/3DVjjms

Leaman Library BookFair

September 13th – 17th 8:30 am – 3:00 pm and Open House from 6-8 pm.

All proceeds go to help purchase things for our library and school.

Also shop our online store: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/leamanjh

5th Annual Washington DC Trip

8th grade students are invited on the 5th annual Washington DC trip!. This year we are visiting DC and and Colonial Virginia.

The dates of the trip are March 12-16, 2022. Students will receive trip information on September 10 in their social studies classes.

There is a Parent Informational Meeting on September 22 at 5:30 pm in the LGI room at Leaman. And don't forget, parents are invited on the trip too!

https://www.lcisd.org/campuses/leamanjh/extracurricular/washington-d-c-trip

PTO Volunteers - Workroom

Friends of Leaman PTO helps provide volunteer assistance for the Leaman Workroom. Duties would include making copies for teachers, stapling, laminating, and other miscellaneous duties that pertain to the workroom. If you would like to volunteer - please sign up here and report to the front office on your chosen date and start time. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090A4FA5A723AAFE3-workroom

Canvas Information

Did you know that LCISD has created a dedicated page that explains Canvas. This is where you can find details on how to log in, videos on how students and parents can utilize Canvas, how to create a parent login and find parent support.

Check it out!!! https://www.lcisd.org/students-parents/canvas/canvas-information

PTO Fall Fundraiser

Tickets will be sold from Friday, September 10th through Friday, September 24th

The PTO will accept cash, check, venmo or paypal

(Checks payable to: Friends of Leaman Jr High)

Join the PTO and earn an extra raffle ticket www.leamanpto.org

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Smart Tag Information

SMART Tag Replacement: Sales of replacement smart tags have been temporarily suspended. The District has made the decision to print replacement smart tags for all students. Any existing smart tag will continue to work, after the new ones are issued.


Please continue to be patient with us as we work hard to improve our routes and minimize comeback routes. We are doing our best to accommodate the more than 15,000 students who require transportation this school year.

https://www.lcisd.org/departments/support-services/transportation/smart-tag-information

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The LEAF Golf Tournament

The LEAF Golf Tournament is back and better than ever! We’re thrilled to invite you to join us

on October 21, 2021 for the Annual

LEAF (Lamar Educational Awards Foundation) Golf Tournament.

This year we will be hosting our tournament at Black Hawk Country Club and hope to make 2021 the best tournament yet!


All proceeds will benefit the students, staff, and campuses of the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District.

https://app.eventcaddy.com/events/leaf-2021

Japan in Summer of 2023

Students are invited on an educational tour of Japan in Summer of 2023! There will be a virtual meeting on 9/16/21 at 6pm. An RSVP is required to get the link to the meeting. Use the link https://bit.ly/3juebgT or scan the QR code to RSVP. Email Mr. Garner with any questions at austin.garner@lcisd.org

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Drop off order forms at the Front Office

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Partnership - Staff - Students - Parents

This is our Charger Motto! Once a Charger - Always a Charger!.

To be a successful Charger - this takes a team.

(1) Parent (2) Student (3) Teacher.

Parents, join us this year in making your Charger a Success. Print this out, place it on your home, so that this always remind us - what it takes to make a successful Charger.

If we work together - your student will have a great year and learn skills to guide them into their future lives.

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From Athletics - Football and Volleyball

Attendance for 2021-2022

Please review this year's Attendance Procedures for Leaman

Leaman's Attendance Page

  • Absences DO count forwards Exemptions for student's final exams.
  • Excused doctor's notes must be received within FIVE days of the absence

Final Exam Exemptions

Below are the guidelines for qualifying to receive exam exemptions.

For attendance - all medical notes are due within Five (5) days of the last date of absence.

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Upcoming Events

September 13th - Grandparents Day 7:30am - 8:15am.

September 14th - Student and Parent Open House - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

September 15th - Football Scrimmage vs Reading

September 22nd - In-Person Meeting - Washington DC Trip 5:30pm in LGI Room

September 24th - Student/Staff Holiday

October 1st - End of 1st 6 Weeks - Early Release @12:15pm

How to connect and stay in touch with what is happening at Leaman

  • Leaman sends weekly newsletters in a Skyalert blast (email listed in your Skyward account).
  • Monitor our Facebook and Twitter pages for daily updates.

Leaman Jr High Admin Team

Michael Semmler - School Principal - msemmler@lcisd.org

Karl Carlton - Assistant Principal - kcarlton@lcisd.org

Jimitra Granger - 7th Grade Assistant Principal - jimitra.granger@lcisd.org

Derek Getschow - 8th Grade Assistant Principal - derek.getschow@lcisd.org

Leaman Jr High Counselor Team

Kevin Kracker (Alpha A - Gl) - kkracker@lcisd.org

Anita Oliphant (Alpha Go - O) anita.oliphant@lcisd.org

LaToya Session (Alpha P - Z) lsession@lcisd.org


Sylvia Rodriguez - Counselor's Secretary / Registrar srodriguez@lcisd.org

Additional Information for Leaman Jr High