Lange Middle School
April 2022 Newsletter
From the Principal's Desk......
Hello Lange Family,
Happy Spring! We are nearing the end of Spring Break and about to start the home stretch toward closing out the school year. It has been very good to see our students evolve during this school year. The year started with students and families worrying about whether we would consistently be in school. The district had to impose a mask mandate to help mitigate the spread of COVID. We have endured the winter months and the inclement weather days causing school closures. We are now transitioning into a more stable part of the year and we want our students to have a steady focus on finishing the school year with a strong concentration on academics. It is amazing how quickly each school year zooms by. We have a few activities and events coming up during the next few weeks that are worth noting. The important upcoming events and details are as follows:
- PTSA Principal Retirement Celebration (April 12th) Lange PTSA has asked me to share this information with everyone. On April 12th at 6PM, Lange PTSA will sponsor a special retirement celebration to close out my time as principal and discuss plans for the coming year. I hope to see all our families at this event. I am thrilled to have this opportunity to share some time (and memories) with our families.
- MAP/EOC Testing (April 19th – May 4th) Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)/End of Course (EOC) testing will begin on April 19th. The testing will be administered on the following dates:
April 19 & 20 (7th Grade)
April 21 & 26 (6th Grade)
April 27 & 28 (8th Grade MAP)
May 3 & 4 (8th Grade EOC)
- Get Acquainted Nights (May 2nd) The purpose of this event is to introduce our incoming 6th grade students and their families to Lange Middle School. The event will begin promptly at 6PM and end at 7:30PM.
- 8th Grade Transition Ceremony/Reception (May 25th) Our 8th graders are ending their time at Lange and we will celebrate their completion of this chapter in their lives with a recognition ceremony and reception at Battle High School’s Gymnasium. The transition ceremony begins at 7PM followed by a reception with light refreshments.
Upon our return from Spring Break, teachers will have students engaged in test taking strategies and they will review other important content to help students get ready for the upcoming state assessments. As we administer these assessments we ask for your cooperation by making sure your child is at school on time and attends the entire day. This will help us to minimize the number of makeup sessions we need to schedule. It is a state requirement that ALL students take these assessments. If there are medical or other appointments needed please try to schedule them for the afternoons. During the MAP testing period it is VERY important that students are getting enough rest and keeping a consistent routine. Although this will be only one method used to measure what our students know, we want to make sure we set them up for success as much as possible.
Please be sure to look out for other specific activities related to the team, club, and/or grade level activity your child is affiliated with. All the activities are designed to help our students have a positive social and intellectual experience at Lange Middle School. We are confident that when our students have positive experiences their achievement and self-esteem will increase. We know you will do your part to help us make success a reality at Lange Middle School. Go Leopards!
Dr. C. Bernard Solomon, Principal
The YearBook Price increases to $25 as of April 4th!
Also, we still have a limited number of last year's books available for discounted rate of $10!
News from 6C Team:
Congratulations to our Student of the Quarter, Thomas Lakes!
Thomas is a fantastic member of 6C. He is the model of academic behavior, a loyal friend to many, and that smile each day that ensures that those around him have a boost in their day.
Congratulations to the 6C Students Who Were Chosen For The First Round Of The Poetry Contest:
Payton Hale, Charlie Lambert, Naviah Jackson, Kris Brown, Alecia Crider,
Ariana Jimenez Sanjuan, AJ Edwards
YOU’RE INVITED TO HELP PLAN INTERNATIONAL DAY
This spring, on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, Lange MIddle School will have a special day called International Day. Since this will be an Early Release Day, the event will run from 7:30 AM - 12:05 PM. We invite the whole LMS family to participate in planning this special day for our school community! There are many ways families can help the faculty and staff to organize it.
Scholars will visit various countries during their classes. They will have choices of what country to visit for some of the period during the day (such as the elective periods). At one point during the day, learners will visit the gymnasium, where they will have a “Gallery Walk.” That will be an opportunity to visit various countries by stopping by a table filled with information about a particular country. We need families to help us create the tables for the Gallery Walk, so if you have a connection to a particular country, please email Heather McCain at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Heather at (573) 489-7744, or Ericka Alten at email@example.com. .
This exciting event is being sponsored by the LMS Equity Team, which is led by Ms. LaVetta Hodges. Specific leadership is coming especially from the Cultural Appreciation Subgroup of the Equity Team. One of the great benefits of holding International Day is that scholars and families will learn about their own cultural heritage. Another great benefit is that we as a school community will practice increasing inclusion, appreciating diversity and creating equity. IDE (Inclusion, Diversity and Equity) is an important best practice that allows scholars to excel in academics, sports, and extra-curriculars, as well as in their personal lives. Please join the fun!