Locust Grove Middle School

May 2016

you made it! (almost)

The end of the year is approaching quickly! Standardized testing has finished up, but there is still work to be done. Be sure students are checking in with their teachers to make up any missing work, and that all unpaid debts are paid and accounted for. This will make accessing report cards easy and hassle free.

If you're unsure about anything, be it grades, behavior, or end of the year procedures, always check in with your student's teacher. They are available via email (all email addresses can be found on the school website under "teachers") and they will happily give you a call at your request! Happy home stretch!

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fIELD DAY IS MAY 20TH; order form due May 5th

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8th graders! Important information below

Be sure you turn in your blue form and your proof of residency to the counseling office by May 14th! Without these forms, you risk losing your established 9th grade schedule and being withdrawn. If you have questions, call the front office and ask for counseling.

8th grade activity schedule below

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counselor's corner

The Student of the Month Breakfast will be held on Tuesday, May 10 at 9:00 a.m. Students who were nominated by their teachers for the 2nd semester will be recognized. Invitations were distributed to those students. Parents/Guardians are welcomed to attend.

Scholastic Awards Programs

6th Grade Wednesday, May 25, 2016 2:30 p.m.

7th Grade Wednesday, May 25, 2016 9:30 a.m.

8th Grade Thursday, May 26, 2016 6:00 p.m.

Invitations will be given to all students receiving awards. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to attend.

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Yearbooks are now $55 and can be purchased in person in the media center. Checks need to be made out to "Locust Grove Middle School" and must include a phone number. If paying with cash, be sure it is exact change.

Chorus Concert

The spring Chorus concert will be in the LGMS commons on May 12th @ 7:00pm. Chorus students must report at 6:30pm.

Family and Consumer Science Fun!

Family and Consumer Sciences classes have been performing taste tests this month for sugar cookies, smoothies, and flavored popcorn. We hope to sell some of our winning recipes during Parent Night on May 10.

FACS 7th and 8th graders are invited to attend the Maggiano’s field trip on May 17. The cost is $40 and permission forms and money are due May 2. Please see Dr. Falkner in room 305 for your form.

FCCLa ice cream social

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UPDATE: Wednesday, May 11th, 4:15p-5:15p

Room 305

Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America will have an ice cream social for any students interested in joining our chapter. If you join before May 27, affiliation fees are only $15 and you get a FREE t-shirt! After May 27, fees will be $30. See Dr. Falkner in Room 305 for more information or visit

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sports update

Volleyball showing no mercy this season

Heading into the county tournament, the 7th and 8th grade volleyball girls have plenty to be proud of. With near perfect seasons under their belts, both teams have the wind at their backs and are ready for the post season.

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The 7th grade girls are coming in hot with a 9-1 regular season record, and have all worked tirelessly on learning the game of volleyball. Each girl brings energy and passion to the court every time they play.

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8th grade has finished the regular season 10-1 and are ready to take their winning streak all the way. They have played very hard and aggressively this season and have truly come together as a team.

The 7th grade plays on Monday (5/2) and Tuesday (5/3) and 8th grade will compete Wednesday (5/4) and Thursday (5/5) in the county tournament.

volleyball update

The 7th grade girls did a fantastic job at the county tournament. They came out and fought hard, but suffered a loss against Ola in the championship game. Great season, girls!
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Softball camp

There will be a skills camp on May 16th and 17th. The cost is $50, and the registration deadline is May 11th. See Coach Lambert or Coach Barnes to register.

**The camp is only for upcoming 6th graders- 8th graders****

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kudos corner

4-H honors

(from the Henry County District website)

Hundreds of students recently participated in the 4-H Northwest Junior/Senior District Project Achievement, and several Henry County Schools students fared well in the spring competition. The Henry County 4-H is a non-profit organization and part of the nation’s largest positive youth development and youth mentoring organization.

There were 317 students from 7th and 8th grade and 358 students from 9th through 12th grades who took part in the regional competition. Henry County as a whole was represented by 20 students.

The competition gave secondary-level 4-H members the opportunity to select a project area or category of their choice. Options included such areas as arts and crafts, power and energy, food labs, performing arts, and more. Each member was asked to create a portfolio to be judged which displayed all of their work in their project area, as well as community service and leadership activities they have completed over the past year. During the competition weekend, the 4-H members were judged on their presentation or performance.

There were five Henry County Schools’ students who placed in the top three of their respective competitions from the junior designation (7th and 8th grade).

Congratulations to Christopher Lewis who competed in the Computer Information Technology area!

Superior Ratings all around!

From our band director, Mr. Biffle,

" We had 37 kids making up 3 solos and 17 different ensembles to perform at Solo/Ensemble Performance Evaluation today. This is very much like the Band Performance Evaluation where they prepare music to play for a judge and receive feedback and a rating. These kids really go above and beyond and have to do the majority of the preparation for this on their own with minimal help from me in class. It was a great day as all 3 solos and all 17 ensembles played great and received Superior Ratings! They deserve a big pat on the back! Please congratulate them."

Connor Biffle - Trombone Solo

Kelcey Davis- Alto Sax Solo

Theorah Loudermilk- Baritone Solo

Jamie Hixson and Ian Beljour - Clarinet Duet

Dorian Baros and Kaylee Asberry- Clarinet Duet

Hailey Vance and Karla Blanc- Clarinet Duet

Cady Hill and Christyana Alston- Clarinet Duet

Hassan Zock and Noah Driver-Sax Duet

Savannah McDowell and Joshua Turner- Sax Duet

Sarah Harper and Cameron Hannah- Sax Duet

Cassie Mae Clowers, Desire Gordon, Sarah Harper, Cameron Hannah, Kelcey Davis, and Deanna Burris- Saxophone Sextet

Kimberly Thomas and Samantha Reed- Trumpet Duet

Desirae Benton and Saniya Canfield- Trumpet Duet

Ahava Murray and Greenlee Reese- Trumpet Duet

Casey Toole and Aydan Smith- Trombone Duet

Connor Biffle and RJ Watson- Baritone Duet

Lexie Luna and Jaiden Gall- Baritone Duet

Mickayla Watson and Dillon Ennis- Baritone Duet

Levi Mason and Alex Judson-Percussion Duet

Courtney White and Jodi Garrett - Percussion Duet