Messages from the Middle

Lowell Middle School September, 2018

What If? How to Find the Correct Person to Answer Your Question

Dear LMS Families,

In order to improve communication with our families, we have created a flowchart to help direct parents and guardians to the correct person who can answer their question(s). Please use this chart before calling the office with a question so that you can get the best and quickest response.

Thank you,

LMS Administration

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Note from Our Nurse

Dear Parents,

If you are interested in having your child get an oral exam and cleaning by the Mobile Dentist, please turn in your form by September 14th. Also, thank you to all parents who have turned in updated immunization records. If you do not have an immunization summary turned in, please do so immediately.


Donna Mihalik

LMS Nurse

Changes in Transportation

If you need to have your child change their regular end of day transportation plan, please call the office before 2pm. The office is experiencing too many last minute transportation changes, and is finding it difficult to communicate these changes to our students before the end of the day. For this reason, please do not call the office to change how your child is going home after 2pm in order for us to have enough time to communicate these messages to your child before the end of the day.

Additionally, if you are visiting the school for any reason, please do not park in the visitor drive in front of the school. All parents and guardians must park in the parking lot and then walk into the front entrance. The visitor drive is a fire, emergency, and bus lane only. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Reduce the Illegal Passing of School Busses-Be a Part of the Solution

Stop arm violations are a serious threat to our students' safety. When a school bus is stopped with the stop arm out, it is illegal to pass that bus. Passing a stopped school bus is considered to be more dangerous than any other unsafe driving behavior, more dangerous even than racing another driver, driving through a stop sign or red light, crossing railroad tracks with red lights blinking, passing in a no-passing zone, and speeding. The number of violations documented by Tri-Creek bus drivers is rising. Please stop when you see a bus with its red lights flashing and/or stop arm down. Our children deserve to be safe when traveling to and from school every day!

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Student Nutrition & Food Service News

Did you know that breakfast is offered each school day? A student breakfast includes an entrée, juice, fruit and milk. School breakfast gives students the energy to start their day right and a student breakfast only costs $ 1.65.

Breakfast and Lunch menus can be found on the Tri-Creek School website by choosing the Departments dropdown and then Food and Nutrition Services. The Nutrition and Food Service website also has other important and educational information. Check it out!

To help breakfast and lunch lines move quicker we encourage students to have their student ID cards or know their student ID number. The faster a student can be rung up at a cashier station means more time for them to enjoy their meal. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Quick Nutrition Fact: It’s important to stay hydrated. Water helps keep your body’s temperature stable, it carries nutrients and oxygen to cells, cushions joints, protects organs and tissues and removes wastes. Being properly hydrated helps your body function at its best. Make sure your student drinkw plenty of water before, during and after physical activity to put back what they lose through sweat. We often don’t feel thirsty even when we’re dehydrated, so it’s a good idea to drink water regularly even when you don’t feel thirsty. Water and low fat milk are good choices. They quench your thirst without giving you all the sugar and additives found in fruit drinks and juices, soft drinks, sports drinks and flavored mineral waters. Hydrate for your health!

Note from the Guidance Office

September 24-28 is College GO week! Your students will be participating in some fun career-related activities in Family Time that week. Students will receive a Learn More magazine to read and take home. It's full of helpful information about college, careers, and financial aid. You can visit the Learn More Indiana website to view the magazine and check out their resources. Visit

21st Century Scholars is a scholarship given to Indiana Students. To learn more information about this program please visit

Finally, if your student has not brought in 2 pair of headphones or earbuds please have them bring them in as soon as possible. Thank you!

August Students of the Month: Trustworthy Exemplars

Family Time teachers were asked to consider the character trait, trustworthiness: the ability to be relied on as honest or truthful. Each teacher chose one student who displayed this positive character trait during the month of August. The character trait for the month of September is responsibility. The following students were our August Students of the Month: Faith Pieszchala, Sarah Gygi, Sabrina Evers, Alex (Alejandro) Martinez, Raeann Patrevito, Cooper Carey, Mark Sczurko, Tanner Mitsch, Ashlee Petit, Destiney Fritz, Mayzie Mazlywski, Kaitlyn Krilich, Alexis Perlick, Ben Harris, Madelyn Logan, Derek Dianda, Julian Shearer, Jalyssa Miller, Hailey Moore, Briana Cioni, John Fladeland, Seth Bakker, Nathan Shadley, Jillian Koteles, Claire Benton, Alexis Lee, Hannah Roedel, Peter Kotlin, Savannah Dodd, Elizabeth Perigo, Jimi Lee, Damian Delgado, Brenden Pempek-Ricard, Autumn Romans, and Sarah Rosinski. Congratulations! Keep up the great behavior.