LBMS Monthly Newsletter

April 2021

April Calendar

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2021 STAAR Testing Schedule

Over the next several weeks, LCISD middle school students will participate in STAAR state assessments. On each testing date, some grade levels will test while others will be expected to participate in virtual learning from home. Below you will find a schedule of upcoming middle school STAAR testing dates. If your child is TESTING, your child will be expected to be on-campus for the entire school day. If your child is NOT TESTING, your child will be expected to participate in at-home virtual learning (using your child's assigned district iPad).

Please remember, if your child is not testing, your child MUST participate in at-home virtual learning in order to avoid being marked absent for the day.

*Please contact Mrs. Parr or Mr. Hendrix if you have any questions about virtual learning on days of STAAR testing.

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**STAAR Testing will be tied to Exemptions

Students who pass the STAAR will be eligible to EXEMPT end-of-semester exams.

Laura Bush Middle School Theatre

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MAP Testing

Students will take the End of Year MAP Test between April 12 - April 23.

March of Dimes - StuCo

2021 Campaign Dates - April 14 - April 28

StuCo will have several fundraising events going on during the month of April.

Dodgeball Tournament (after school)

  • April 13-23
  • Final game on April 23 (running Pep Rally Schedule)


  • Donation buckets by teacher and the highest grossing teacher for each campus gets a fun trophy/class party

No School - April 12

Scoliosis Screening - April 14

In compliance with Health and Safety Code Chapter 37, all children shall undergo screening for abnormal spinal curvature in accordance with the following schedule:

● Girls will be screened grade 7

● Boys will be screened grade 8

Laura Bush Middle School will be conducting a spinal screening on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

If not completed on these dates, we will complete the screening during that same week.

Congratulations to Choir!

JV Treble, Tenor-Bass, and Varsity Treble Choirs all received Sweepstakes (Superior) ratings at UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Contest!
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We had a great showing for our first spring tournament.

Boys black team placed 1st
Boys red team placed 2nd

Pierce Miller - placed 1st
Garrett Kitten - placed 2nd
Boston Roberts - placed 3rd

Girls team - placed 1st
Ella Murphree - placed 1st
Ashleigh Reese - placed 3rd

Orchestra News

Friday, April 9 - clinic with Therese Simmons from Arlington ISD.

Monday April 26 - UIL Concert & Sightreading contest at new Buddy Holly Hall

Thursday, April 29 - Spring Concert and Reception.

Band News

On March 10 -11 the Honor and Symphonic Bands attended UIL Concert and Sightreading Competition. Both Bands received a rating of sweepstakes, earning a first division for both Concert Performance and Sightreading judges.

The LCISD MS Band Solo Festival will be on April 9 and 10 in the LBMS Band Hall. Beginning Band students will compete after school on the 9th, and Concert/Symphonic/Honor Band will compete Saturday morning.

The first round of instrument testing for incoming Beginning Band members will be Monday, April 5 and Wednesday, April 7 from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. in the LBMS band hall. Fifth grade students attending either LBMS or LCMS next year, who are interested in joining band, are encouraged to attend.

PTO News


If you haven’t sent in your 8th grader’s baby and current pics for the Banquet slideshow, please email those asap to We have received pics from over 200 students but we would love to include everyone!

Join us on GroupMe to stay updated on the latest info regarding 8th grade banquet and Project Graduation

8th grade banquet

May 8th, 6:30-10pm

Frazier Alumni Pavilion