LMS Tiger Talk

September 16, 2022

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Principal's Message

LMS Tiger families -

Schools rarely experience a dull moment, and this week was certainly no exception to that! I want to give our students all the credit in the world for their response to our school evacuation on Tuesday in response to smoke associated with our HVAC unit. They handled the situation safely and were attentive to their teacher's and administration's instructions throughout the process. I also want to express our thanks to the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department for their immediate and thorough response to investigate and address the situation. Their response time was so impressive and we are very lucky to have such an awesome team of experts here in our community. And one last thank you to our staff for their caring, efficient, and informed response to the situation, for taking care of our students, and for responding appropriately throughout the event. Hopefully, next week is a little quieter by way of surprises around here :)

Our students participated in safety training this week focusing on how to respond to a crisis and threat of violence here at school. While these conversations can be challenging, this evacuation was a great example of why we practice safety drills in our schools, so that we can be prepared to respond in case of an emergency. Another shout-out to our students for their behavior and attention during these grade-level meetings. I was definitely a proud principal this week!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Take care and Go Tigers!

David Knapp

LMS Principal

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Important Upcoming Dates at LMS


  • 30th: 8th Grade Music Night at the Varsity Football Game Vs Turpin


  • 14th: No School - Staff Inservice/Workday
  • 17th: No School - Staff Inservice

Loveland City School District Earns 5-Star Report Card

Loveland City School District is excited to announce the results of the 2021-2022 Ohio School Report Card. The district scored a 5-star rating in every category. This performance Places the District in the Top 2% in Ohio!

“This is a tremendous achievement for Loveland City School District, and a testament to the hard work of our students and their families, and the outstanding support offered by our outstanding staff,” Superintendent Mike Broadwater said.

Loveland City School District earned five stars in every component of the Ohio School Report Card, including Achievement, Early Literacy, Gap Closing, Graduation Rate, and Progress. Loveland City School District is only one of 12 districts across the state of Ohio to earn all five-star ratings, placing the district in the top 2% in Ohio.

“Two goals of our #beLOVEland Strategic Vision are student success and fiscal responsibility. Being able to achieve at a high level while keeping a close eye on the bottom line is further evidence that we are delivering a fantastic educational value for our Loveland City Schools community. We look forward to their continuing support,” Broadwater said.

Follow this link, and search for “Loveland” to learn more about Loveland’s Ohio School Report Card results: https://reportcard.education.ohio.gov/home.

You can learn more about the Ohio School Report Card and how to interpret results by following this link.

Tiger Up! Students of the Week

Congratulations to the following students for being recognized as our LMS Tiger Up! Students of the Week. These Tigers were nominated by their teachers for representing our Loveland core values of Care, Respect, and Responsibility. Way to go, Tigers!

Leah Burgin (7th) - The A-Team

Andi Guy (7th) - The Crew

Ava Ahrens (7th) - The REAL Team

Peyton Bryant (8th) - Team LEAD

Leah Carle (8th) - Team ELEVATE

Kylie George (8th) - Supreme Team

Ohio State Test Family Score Reports

Your child received their Ohio State Test Family Score Report during Tiger Time this past Monday. These reports include their results from the Spring 2022 Ohio State Tests as well additional and helpful details regarding their performance. Please take a moment to look at these results and go over them with your child. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's teacher(s) or Ms. Shafer, school counselor.

Post-Pandemic Parenting Resource

Our partners at BestPoint Behavioral Health recognize the continuing challenges facing students, families, and schools today regarding mental health needs associated with the pandemic. To support families at home, they have put together an online class that teaches practical, easy-to-use techniques that help children rebound from stress and anxiety called, "Post-Pandemic Parenting". This compact set of short modules provides parents and guardians strategies to help children manage stress, anxiety, and depression.

If you are interested in learning more, see the attached flyer for additional information.

Tiger Up! Staff Member of the Week

Congratulations to this week's LMS Tiger Up! Staff Member of the Week, Mrs. Kelley Deer (LMS Intervention Specialist)! Mrs. Deer has been recognized for her positivity and support of students and staff and for being a great teammate and colleague! Congratulations and thank you, Mrs. Deer. We are so appreciative of all you do!

LMS Career of the Week - Electrical and Electronics Repairers

Brought to you by our Career and College Counselor, Mr. Drews Mitchell, LMS is proud to share a "Career of the Week" with our students and families every week here at LMS. With the goal of educating our Tigers about potential career options aligned with our academic pathways, we'll be sharing these out with our students here at school in a number of ways as well as featuring them here in our Tiger Talk.

This week's Career of the Week focus is Electrical and Electronics Repairers:

  • Career Description: Inspect, test, repair, or maintain electrical equipment in generating stations, substations, and in-service relays.
  • Education: 2-Year College
  • Median Salary: $82,780

Please click here for a short video description from Mr. Mitchell.

Drews Mitchell can be reached at mitchedr@lovelandschools.org. Mr.Mitchell would love to hear from you with any of your career and/or college questions!

Parent Technology Help

Knowing that sometimes technology issues can arise for parents, we want to make sure there is a place you can always receive help. There is a new district email for parents to use when they experience tech issues: parenthelp@lovelandschools.org. Please send an email to this address if you have any type of issue with school or district technology resources, websites, etc. Be sure to include as much information as possible, including your name, your student's name, and a screenshot of the issue if possible.

LMS Sporting Events:


-Cross Country @ Plains - Vic Roberts - 430

-Volleyball @ Little Miami - 430/530

-Orange (B) Volleyball vs Little Miami - 430/530


-Orange Volleyball @ Sycamore - 430 (Only 1 game)


-Football vs Lebanon - 430/545

-Volleyball vs Nagel Silver - 430/530

-Orange Volleyball @ Nagel White - 430/530


-Volleyball @ Walnut Hills - 430/530




Join or Donate to the MINT PTSA now!

Help us reach our goal and support our schools!

Go to www.lovelandmintptsa.org or scan QR code.

New weekly donut raffle on Fridays. A PTSA member will be drawn at random. The student associated with that membership will win donuts for their homeroom class.


Bengals raffle to win 4 tickets to 11/6 game

-All memberships/donations eligible

-Share with your family and friends

-Last day to join is 10/15

Other ways to help

Designate your Kroger Plus Rewards to Loveland MINT PTSA

Use Amazon Smile and select Loveland MINT PTSA as your charity of choice.

For more details go to http://www.lovelandmintptsa.org/fundraising

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Loveland Middle School Office Team

Principal: David Knapp

Assistant Principal: Amanda Robinson

Assistant Principal/LMS Athletic Director: Jayson Bruce

School Psychologist: Dani Tobergte

Counselor: Kim Shafer

Career and College Counselor: Drews Mitchell

Secretary: Morgan Speigel

Secretary: Julie Nerl

Receptionist: Mary Megois

School Resource Officer: Mike Boettger

Office hours: 7 AM - 3 PM

To report an absence call 697-3602 by 10 a.m.