The Spark Newsletter

January 8, 2022

Academic Pep Rally

On Friday, January 14th, 2022 we will be holding our first Academic Pep Rally of the year. Due to the size of our current enrollment, we will be holding these assemblies in the Large Competition Gym at Fulshear High School. The assembly will recognize students who received "All A" or "A/B" honor roll for the ENTIRE first semester. We will also be handing out other special awards along with brief presentations from different fine arts groups.

The times for the pep rallies are on the Flyer Below

Parking for parents is highlighted on the Map Below. Please enter through the back gym entrance. Our staff will check you in and show you where the parent seating is. We have enough seating to accommodate hundreds of parents, so please don't hesitate. We would love to have you attend.

For 7th grade parents who want to check their child out after the assembly, we will have standard checkout through the front office at Leaman. Students taken early will have afternoon absences that count against their exemptions.

For 8th grade parents who want to check their child out after the assembly, students will be counted absent for 7th period. Just remind your child to bring their things to the assembly so they can leave right after or you will have to return to Leaman for a standard checkout.

If anyone has questions regarding the assembly, please don't hesitate to contact me by replying to this e-mail.


Michael Semmler

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Student's Of The Week

A-Gl Student of the Week

The student of the week is Lawrence Curry nominated by Mrs. Veazie.


I have the pleasure of working with Laurence in Mr. Moore's ELAR class. He is an ideal student who recognizes his own weaknesses and works on them. He quickly adapts to changes and has the ability to solve problems on his own. Laurence is hard working and helpful to all his classmates. He is respectful to everyone around him. He is a self-motivator and always completes task on time. Laurence is also very observant. If he sees someone having a problem, he takes it upon himself to assist that person (including me) with being asked to. I love that about him. – Nicole Veazie

Go-O Student of the Week

The student of the week is Makayla Mayes nominated by Kathleen Boddie.


Makayla always brings a smile wherever she goes, she is kind, thoughtful, and always so helpful with encouraging her classmates. I truly enjoy seeing her daily, she exemplifies awareness and fairness.

P-Z Student of the Week

The student of the week is Keaton Williams nominated by Louisa Longoria.


"Keaton is a responsible, intelligent and generous young man. Once he finished his project, he was kind enough to help students who were having issues with their project. He helped them understand how to use the technology required for the project."

What to expect this week.

  • Front doors will open at 7:15am. First bell rings at 8:15am. when students arrive on campus, they will go to the Gym, until they are released to class.
  • Students who arrive after the 8:15am bell, will receive a Tardy. Unless they have arrived to school on a late bus.
  • Monday - January 10th - CFHS Course Selection Night for 8th Grade
  • Thursday - January 13th - Boys Basketball Game at Wright Jr High
  • Thursday - January 13th - Girls Basketball Game at Leaman Jr High
  • Friday - January 14th - Academic Pep Rally (see flyer for details)

CFHS Course Selection Night for Leaman 8th Graders

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Covid Information

Read below and email Nurse Boddie - ASAP
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2023 New York City/Washington DC Trip

Attention 7th graders.

Be sure to register for the 2023 New York/Washington DC trip.

The early bird registration period ends 12/31.

If you have any questions, please email Coach Walters at

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Order Your School Yearbook

Look for Leaman under "Shop my School"

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Who is going the extra mile for you?

Who is going the extra mile for you?

•Think for a moment about the amazing staff at Leaman. Who is working hard for students? Nominate a teacher or staff member that you would like to recognize for their hard work in the Be the One survey.

•Each week the results will be gathered. They will then be shared with staff members during Tuesday department meetings or Wednesday staff meetings.

❤Thanks for sharing the love ❤

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Canvas Information

Did you know that LCISD has created a dedicated page that explains Canvas. This is where you can find details on how to log in, videos on how students and parents can utilize Canvas, how to create a parent login and find parent support.

Check it out!!!

Smart Tag Information

This past week, every student received their NEW Smart Tag.

SMART Tag Replacement: If a student has lost or misplaced their Smart Tag - please order a new one by clicking through this link?

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Attendance for 2021-2022

Please review this year's Attendance Procedures for Leaman

Leaman's Attendance Page

  • Absences DO count forwards Exemptions for student's final exams.
  • Excused doctor's notes must be received within FIVE days of the absence

Upcoming Events

January 14th - Academic Pep Rally

January 17th - Staff and Student Holiday

February 18th - Early Release (12:15p)

March 14-17th - Spring Break Staff and Student Holiday

April 15th - Staff and Student Holiday

May 10-12th - STAAR Testing

Leaman Jr High Admin Team

Michael Semmler - School Principal -

Karl Carlton - Assistant Principal -

Jimitra Granger - 7th Grade Assistant Principal -

Derek Getschow - 8th Grade Assistant Principal -

Leaman Jr High Counselor Team

Kevin Kracker (Alpha A - Gl) -

Anita Oliphant (Alpha Go - O)

LaToya Session (Alpha P - Z)

Sylvia Rodriguez - Counselor's Secretary / Registrar

Additional Information for Leaman Jr High