LMS Tiger Talk

August 19, 2022

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Principal's Message

Hello, LMS Tiger families -

We just wrapped up our first week of school here at LMS and what a week it was! It's been great welcoming back our students and they did an AWESOME job this week. With a busy week full of team-building, navigating new schedules and classes, meeting teachers and other students, and MAP testing, our kids did a great job and we're super proud of them. We've established a solid foundation, both academically and socially, this week for a successful 22-23 school year. Thank you for making it happen from the home front! We know what a lift it is to start the school year and we are thankful to you for sharing your awesome kiddos with us.

Thanks to all the parents and families who made it into our Family Information Night on Thursday. We had a great turnout and we hope you enjoyed connecting with your child's teachers and hearing about all the great things your student has to look forward to this year. If you have any feedback on the evening or any other feedback considering the first week of school (good, bad, or other), I'd love to hear from you. Please send me an email or give me a call at the school, and we'll find some time to connect. And if you weren't able to attend Family Information Night, we have you covered: please look for information coming from your teachers that will have a recorded version of what they presented last night.

Enjoy your weekend, everyone! I bet we're going to have some tired Tigers ready for some extra rest. Hopefully, the morning routines are getting easier every day. Let us know if you need anything and we look forward to week two!

Take care and Go Tigers!

David Knapp

LMS Principal

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Important Upcoming Dates at LMS


  • 26th: Picture Day (More information coming soon)
  • 31st: Washington DC Meeting (for those not yet registered, details below)


  • 5th: Labor Day (No School)

Tiger Up! Team Presentations

On Wednesday, during our Team time in the morning, the LMS administration met with individual teams to welcome them to the new school year and discuss how to Tiger Up! and live our mission of "Every Tiger, Every Day" at LMS this year. You can access this presentation here, which also highlighted our expectations for student behavior. These expectations come from our LMS Student Code of Conduct.

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.

Orthodontist Appointments with Dr. Johnson

Many of our students use the convenience of our school being next to orthodontist Dr. Johnson to schedule appointments during the school day. If your child has an appointment with Dr. Johnson during the school day, please send a note with your child on the day of the appointment stating they may WALK to Dr. Johnson’s office and what time they should be released from class. You may also email LMS secretary Mrs. Nerl at nerlju@lovelandschools.org on the morning of the appointment. Please do not send notes or email days in advance whenever possible. We thank you for your help in us managing students coming and going on these busy days!

Welcome New Loveland Staff to LMS!

We have some new friendly faces joining Loveland Schools here at LMS for the 22-23 school year. This week, we are pleased to introduce you to Mrs. Mary Megois, LIS/LMS Receptionist:

Mary joins LMS and LIS as the new receptionist and will be greeting students and visitors at our main entrance each day. Mary and her husband have five sons and enjoy spending time at their cabin in Tennesse where they love to hike. In her spare time, Mary also enjoys baking.

We welcome Mary to the LIS/LMS campus!

Pink Ribbon Game

It's time for the annual Loveland VS Kings game. Shirts are on sale now thru August 23rd! This year, the game is on September 9th so don’t miss your opportunity to order this unique shirt honoring cancer survivors & our military personnel.

Loveland Tigers families - here is your order link for your 2022 Pink Game Tshirt!


Parents - if ordering for multiple children place ONE order and only provide room and school info for the child you want us to deliver your order to!!

LMS Career of the Week - Animal Breeders

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 Animal Breeders:

  • Career Description: Select and breed animals according to their genealogy, characteristics, and offspring. May require knowledge of artificial insemination techniques and equipment use. May involve keeping records on heats, birth intervals, or pedigree.
  • Education: High School Diploma
  • Median Salary: $42,920

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!

Car Riders - Drop Off/Pick-Up Information

For those students who are being dropped off or picked up at school, we want to remind everyone of the pickup and drop-off process for the LIS/LMS campus. While our front parking lot is still under construction for some needed updates and repairs, you will follow the same process to start the year that has been in place in years past (as illustrated below):

  • Pull in the front main entrance off of Lebanon Rd.
  • Follow the cones (lines coming soon) in the picture below before dropping off or picking up your student(s) at the Main Entrance. You will loop behind the back parking lot. This allows for more cars to get off Lebanon Rd. during busy times.
  • Your child should not be getting out of the car until you enter the drop-off area.

Main Entrance doors will be open for drop-off in the AM beginning at 7:05 AM. Drop-off and pick times have typically ranged between 12-15 minutes during peak traffic, but with new start times this year as well as more students expected to ride the bus in the morning, we will need to see how this timing looks to start the year. Additionally, inclement weather typically results in longer times needed for drop-off as more students are being brought to school and things move a little slower.

Drivers, please also be aware that we will have students walking and riding their bikes to school each day. Please be careful and keep an eye out for students crossing the street and driveway around our campus. You can see the marked crosswalk locations in the picture below where students and pedestrians should be crossing.

If everyone follows the process accordingly, we know it to be the most efficient and safe process possible given the volume and our campus layout. We appreciate everyone's cooperation in following the established process for our car riders. If you have any questions, please let us know.

LMS Picture Day

School Picture Day at LMS Is Friday, August 26th! Click here to order your pictures.

School Name: Loveland Middle School

Picture Day ID: EVTCNMV2X

Washington DC Parent Meeting

8th Grade Parents: There will be an 8th grade Washington, D.C. trip virtual Google Meeting (which you can access with this link) on Wednesday, Aug. 31st at 6:30 p.m. for those who are NOT YET registered. There is no need to attend if your student is already registered. For those who attend, if you register within 48 hours of the meeting, there is a $50 savings off of the regular registration price. If you have any questions, please email Katie Rose at roseka@lovelandschools.org or Trisha Pitcher at pitchetr@lovelandschools.org. You can register at worldstrides.com and use Trip ID #: 196596 to indicate our LMS group.

22-23 Bell Schedule

The regular bell schedule for LMS is as follows:

7th Grade

Tiger Time 7:30-8:00

Bell 1 - 8:03-8:48

Bell 2 - 8:51-9:36

Bell 3 - 9:39-10:24

Lunch 1 - 10:24-10:54, Bell 4 - 10:57-11:42

Bell 4 - 10:27-11:12, Lunch 2 - 11:12-11:42

Bell 5 - 11:45-12:32

Bell 6 - 12:25-1:20

Bell 7 - 1:23-2:10

8th Grade

Tiger Time 7:30-8:00

Bell 1 - 8:03-8:48

Bell 2 - 8:51-9:36

Bell 3 - 9:39-10:24

Bell 4 - 10:27-11:12

Bell 5 - 11:15-12:01

Lunch 3 - 12:01-12:32, Bell 6 - 12:35-1:20

Bell 6 - 12:04-12:49, Lunch 4 - 12:49-1:20

Bell 7 - 1:23-2:10

Lunch at LMS

The federal pandemic-related program that provided universal free meals to school-age children has expired. School lunch and breakfast will no longer be free for everyone in the 2022-2023 school year. All students will be required to enter their PIN number (their student ID) for their purchased or free/reduced lunches. You can find your student’s PIN (student ID) number at TigerParent.me.

Families who qualify for free or reduced lunch can complete the application at PaySchools Central. Completing the application now will allow your student to start the year with free or reduced lunch if they qualify.

Students can purchase breakfast for $2.00 and lunch for $3.50. Extra milk can be purchased for $0.60. To avoid having your child handle cash at the register, you can load funds to your child’s lunch account on the PaySchools Central website. You may also add funds to their account by sending in a check with the student's name and PIN (student ID) in the memo. Please note that when a student does not have sufficient funds in their account or cash to pay for lunch and reaches a charge balance of -$10.00 (approximately 3 meals), a letter will be generated by the Nutrition Office and mailed to the parents along with automated phone message notifying them and will continue until the balance is reconciled. Nutrition Services is happy to accept donations to pay off lunch debt for students who owe meal charges.

Menus will be on the Loveland City School website along with nutritional information and common food allergies in early August. Menu items are subject to change due to availability and food shortages.

For more information, call Nutrition Services at 774-6201.

School Supplies and Fees

Click here to find school supply lists for 7th and 8th-grade students for the 22-23 school year.

School fees for all LMS students are $100 for the 22-23 school year. This includes a general school fee of $50 and a technology fee of $50. Fees may be paid online using PaySchoolsCentral.com or by check made out to “Loveland City Schools" in the LMS office on 8/8 and 8/9. Please include your child's first and last name on the memo line of the check.

Prompt payment of your student's fees is greatly appreciated.


What do we do?

During these preteen & teen years we feel it is critical to provide resources for the social emotional health of our students. We provide presentations, newsletters from mental health experts, and resources for outreach.

We also provide teacher grants so teachers can purchase desired items for their classrooms, scholarships for Camp Kern, dinner for staff during parent teacher conferences, LIS Science day, LMS interview day, 8th grade Grand Sands Farewell, and more!

Join the 2022-2023 Loveland MINT PTSA!

Join by October 15th to earn entries into our raffle to WIN 4 tickets to see the Cincinnati Bengals vs. the Carolina Panthers on November 6th at 1 PM.

How do I join the MINT PTSA?

Go to www.lovelandmintptsa.org and click “Join Now” or scan the QR code.

Our Membership Drive: One and Done Fundraiser

No walk a thon and no selling wrapping paper or popcorn later in the year.
This is how we raise money for our budget.

Basic Membership: $25 - 1 entry to the Bengals ticket raffle

Bronze membership: $50 - 3 entries

Silver membership: $75 - 5 entries

Gold membership: $100 - 10 entries

Donate more to earn more entries to the Bengals ticket raffle

Help us reach our goal to enable us to support our students & staff

Back to School Spirit Wear Sale!

August 8th- September 7th, 30% off site wide and free shipping on orders over $60. 1stplace.sale/74210 Backpacks, hoodies, shirts, hats, blankets, and more.

Follow Us!


facebook: Loveland MINT PTSA

Instagram: @lovelandmint

Twitter: @Loveland MINT PTSA

School Supply Due Date

There’s still time to order your school supplies online to be delivered to your door.

Go to www.schooltoolbox.com, enter your child’s school, select the grade level, then customize your order if desired.

Check that off your to-do list and enjoy some free time.

Stay in touch!

Loveland Middle School Administration

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

Office hours: 7 AM - 3 PM

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