LCMS Weekly Newsletter

By Tami Gunset


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October 13-30 — Early Voting

October 23 — Vote by mail application due

November 3, 7am-7pm — Election Day

Family Access Video

Please watch for access to gradebook! Click Here!

Dear Parents,

Friday completes the first nine-week grading period. Grades will be final in the gradebook by midnight on Monday, October 19. We will be sending home student report cards toward the end of the next week. We will also upload report cards in the parent portal in Skyward. Please check your child's grades. With two grading periods this semester, it is important that students stay on top of nine-week grades as the two grading periods will be averaged together to determine the semester grade.

***Please encourage your child to attend morning tutorials at 7:55am each morning if they are currently failing a class. Check those grades online so you are aware of their current grade. There is a link in this S'More to a video which will show you how to check these grades. I have also told each student they are to check grades daily. Please HELP!

As we enter FLU and Strep season, while still dealing with COVID symptoms

Parents, it is extremely important to check your child each morning as to how they are feeling before sending them to school.

Parents must ensure they do not send a child to school if the child has COVID-19 symptoms or is lab-confirmed with COVID-19. Also watch for flu and strep symptoms as well.

We want each student and staff member to stay healthy and we could use your help with this each day.

Virtual Students to Return to In-Person Learning - Oct. 13

After careful consideration and input from teachers, administrators, and district families, the Lubbock-Cooper ISD Board of Trustees has voted to suspend virtual instruction effective on Tuesday, October 13 for secondary students. This means that secondary students currently receiving virtual instruction are expected to report for school on campus on Tuesday, October 13. Returning virtual students will have an orientation meeting Tuesday morning with campus administration.

When students return to the campus, they should bring their district-owned technology to school. If you plan to unenroll your child, please make arrangements with your child’s campus to return all district-owned technology. Failure to return district-owned technology in a timely manner may result in legal action.

As the COVID-19 public health situation continues, we expect that some students will be required by the City of Lubbock Health Department or other medical officials to quarantine. Take-home school work will be provided to these students for the duration of the quarantine period in accordance with the district’s absence policy. (At no point during the school year have quarantined students been required to transition into virtual instruction; quarantined students will not be affected by the suspension of virtual instruction.)

Thank you for your flexibility and patience as we continue to navigate this unprecedented situation. We appreciate your support as we work to reestablish the safe, familiar, and balanced learning environment our students deserve.

Football Games vs LBMS @ LCMS Field

Important: PLEASE READ

Please know that we still have to adhere to the capacity guidelines in our stadium, so during this week's games versus LBMS, we cannot allow the student body into the games. We have allowed some students into games against an LISD school due to the fact that their crowds have been low when traveling to our stadium.

We want to allow as many family members of players and cheerleaders to attend this game as possible. We will open ticketing up to family members of players and cheerleaders ONLY. They will not place a limit on tickets but ticketholders must be family of a player or cheerleader. Please help us stay in compliance by wearing a face covering when entering and by watching your son or daughter's game only. We don't want to limit the number of tickets families can purchase, so please be present for the game that your child will participate in ONLY. Do not stay around for the next game or arrive early for the game before your child's game.

We cannot open ticketing up to students, faculty, or casual fans.

Tuesday, October 13

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Nominate October Staff Member of the Month

Click Here Please nominate by October 16

Nominate an October LCMS staff member of the month! Nomination forms will close on Friday, October 16!

A special THANKS to our sponsor, Grimes Insurance, for the donation of funds so that we can give a VERY deserving staff member $100. We are so proud of our staff and the community we serve!

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Mrs. Baird's Teacher on the Rise

How the Program Works

Every month this school year, we will select three winners-one in elementary, one in middle school/junior high, and one in high school. These winners can come from any school district in the area-even private schools. We then plan surprise presentations for the winning teachers and students. We try to make these presentations as big as possible from an all-school assembly, to a part of a pep rally, to even halftime at a high school football game! For now, presentations will likely be scaled back due to COVID-19 and campus restrictions. But we are doing everything we can do ensure your teachers get the recognition they deserve.

Teachers On The Rise winners receive great prizes including a $100 United Supermarkets Shopping Spree, a lunch for two to the private Texas Tech Club, and a gift basket full of products and goodies from Mrs Baird's Bread. To encourage students to enter their teachers, we give each student who nominates a winning teacher a $50 American Express gift card.

How to Enter

Students are able to log onto our website: and write a short essay on how their teacher(s) go above and beyond the call of duty. What better way for students to express appreciation for their teachers?

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LCEF Putting 4ORE! Pirates Tournament - Monday, October 26th

Join the Lubbock-Cooper Education Foundation and event sponsor United Supermarkets for Putting 4ORE! Pirates, a fundraising event supporting scholarships for Lubbock-Cooper ISD students and innovative classroom grants for Lubbock-Cooper ISD teachers!

Monday, October 26, 2020

4ORE! Golf (6909 Marsha Sharp Fwy)

9:00 a.m. - Morning Flight
11:00 a.m. - Lunch Served for Both Flights (included in entry fee)
1:00 p.m. - Afternoon Flight
3:00 p.m. - Awards

The cost is $500 per team; 60 team spots available.

To register, fill out the Google Form below:

Next 2 Week Calendar Events

Monday, October 12 - Student Holiday

Tuesday, October 13 - Girls/Boys RED Team Tennis vs Heritage MS @ Frenship HS (4:30pm)

Tuesday, October 13 - Fall Choir Concert @ PAC (6pm)

Tuesday, October 13 - 7th grade Football vs LBMS @ LCMS Field (5:30pm)

Wednesday, October 14 - 8th grade Football vs LBMS @ LCMS Field (5:30pm)

Thursday, October 15 - Girls/Boys BLACK Team Tennis vs Heritage MS @ Frenship HS (4:30pm)

Thursday, October 15 - Girls VB vs Irons @ LCHS Gym (5:30pm)

Thursday, October 15 - October School Board Meeting @ Central Office (7:00pm)

Friday, October 16 - End of the Nine Week Grading Period

Friday, October 16 - Boss's Day

Monday, October 19 - Boys/Girls Red Team Tennis vs Evans (boys-home/girls-away) (4:30pm)

Monday, October 19 - 7th grade Football vs O.L. Slaton @ LCMS Field (5:30pm)

Tuesday, October 20 - Boys/Girls Black Team Tennis vs Evans (boys-home/girls-away) (4:30pm)

Tuesday, October 20 - 8th grade Football vs O.L. Slaton @ LCMS Field (5:30pm)

Thursday, October 22 - Girls VB vs Heritage @ LCHS Gyms (5:30pm)

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LCP Portable Battery Pack for Purchase

We will be offering LCP Portable Battery packs for student to purchase and keep with them so they can charge their iPads if they become low throughout the day.

$15.00 - available in the Main Office

iPad 6th Generation Screen Protector

Pad 6th Generation Screen Protector [ Tempered Glass ] [ Bubble-Free ] [ Anti-Scratch ]

$6.00 - available in the Main Office


Send payment with your child to the main office. If paying by check please make checks payable to Lubbock-Cooper Middle School.

To report an absence, please contact

Melissa Atencio
Attendance Clerk
806-863-7104 ext. 4014

How to contact us.

Tami Gunset


Jason Atcheson

Assistant Principal

Cathy Barnhill

Assistant Principal

Megan Cooper


To report an absence, please contact

Melissa Atencio
Attendance Clerk
806-863-7104 ext. 4014

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Lunch Menu

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