LMS E-Blast

April 27, 2022

SOL Testing

It's SOL Season!

The dates below are the remaining days of testing and make-up and retake testing will be throughout the month of May as needed or allowed. The dates and times are:



May 4 - Grade 8 Civics

May 10 - Earth Science, Grades 8 and 7A

May 17 - Math ALL levels (Main Testing)

May 18 - Math overflow or specific testing needs

Testing Day Reminders

The Day Before
  • Charge chromebooks overnight
  • Get plenty of rest



The Morning of Testing

  • Bring your chromebook, charger and a pencil or two to school
  • Eat a good breakfast
  • Leave on time to get to school in time for the beginning of testing



At School on Test Day

  • Go to the restroom and get water BEFORE the test begins
  • Leave all personal belongings and/or turned off electronics in backpacks in the lockers (cellphones, electronic devices, purses, chromebook cases, etc.)
  • Make sure to keep your chromebook and a pencil or two at your assigned desk
  • Bring a book (paper copy) to read afterwards


Go Jags!!! We have got this!

Math Department

We are preparing for our math SOL! Please check-in with your child and ask what topics are being reviewed in class. Be prepared for 5-10 math problems to be assigned for homework as well. There are many math websites where your child can do more practice. Below is a list of useful places to go for review and/or extra practice to clear up any misunderstandings of a concept. Some of the sites have review for science and English as well.

Websites:

https://www.virtualnerd.com/

https://www.mathsisfun.com/

https://mrnussbaum.com/math/math-games

https://education.jlab.org/indexpages/elementgames.html

https://www.blooket.com/



THANK YOU for your support as we rock and roll to the SOL!

PTO News

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Family Tech Talk: Free Internet Safety Session for LMS Parents

Technology is changing fast, and many of us are struggling to stay one step ahead of our kids and learn everything we can about being online. (Not an easy task when most of them know more about it than we do!)


Join LMS PTO for a virtual Family Tech Talk presentation with an Internet safety expert from Trend Micro, who will share the latest trends, give advice on how to help your child use the Internet responsibly, and answer parent questions in a Q&A session. The Zoom event will be on Tuesday, May 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Counseling Department

It's not too late, but hurry!

If you have not yet signed your student up for the following, use the links below to access the regstration portals.


Summer School - Power Scholars Academy,

for the Summer PETAL program or (current PETAL students only)

for the Summer Online Health and Wellness course (9th grade PE class)


Summer LCS Programs Links


If you have trouble with the link, please go to

  • http://lcsedu.net
  • Under Quick LInks, click on Summer Opportunities
  • Scroll down for middle school or high school options

9th Grade Orientation Video Link

Unfortunately, the recorded version of the High School Moving Up Night is not working. Parents who missed the virtual event can access the information and course descriptions below. Counselors will return to LMS on Friday, April 29 to meet with any remaining students who have not yet selected their courses for next year. Please be sure your 8th graders have returned their course selection sheets to Mr. Carr or Mrs. James before Friday, April 29. We will pass them along to the EC Glass counselors at that time.


Power Points from Moving Up Presentation


General Links and Course Descriptions

Interims

Ask your student for their Interim report on Friday, April 29. Please work with your student to make a plan to finish the year well! We are getting very close!

Reminders

Expunge Forms

Students who have been enrolled in High School Credit Courses, including Spanish, French, Earth Science, Algebra I or Algebra II will be receiving EXPUNGE forms from their teachers to bring home for a parent signature. If you choose to to have the year grade expunged, it will be completely erased from their transcript as if they never took the course. They will need to retake the course at EC Glass if they need that credit. Any SOL that is passed will be "held" in those courses until a credit is earned. These forms (one for each high school credit class) will need to be signed by a parent or guardian and returned to LMS before June 30.


College Day

Eighth grade students will participate in College Day and a trip to University of Lynchburg on Tuesday, May 24. Be on the lookout for permission slips to come home in the next few weeks.

Celebrate Our Students!

Parents, guardians, and grandparents are asked to join as as we celebrate! Linkhorne Middle Schools loves to celebrate our students! Please join us in the cafeteria at the following times to support the growth and success:


7th Grade Students - Tuesday, May 24 at 9:00 a.m.

6th Grade Students - Tuesday, May 24 at 10:30 a.m.

Moving On Up!

On Thursday, May 26 at 6:00 p.m. in our large gym, we will celebrate and cheer for our 8th grade students! They will be leaving us and moving on to E.C. Glass High School! Come celebrate with us! More information will be available in May.

Mrs. James for students A-J (jameser@lcsedu.net) and

Mr. Carr for students K-Z (carrmh@lcsedu.net)

8th Grade to Funquest!

Friday, May 13

A great day has been planned for the 8th graders to skate, play laser tag, and have fun with friends. In order to participate, 8th graders must maintain appropriate behavior and citizenship. From April 18, 2022 through May 12, 2022, students must not receive any referrals resulting in a suspension and/or receive more than two referrals resulting in AIA. In addition, students who owe any obligations, fines, or fees to the school are ineligible to attend until the obligation is paid in full. If students cannot attend after paying, no refunds will be given due to the fact that all money will have been paid to cover admission and transportation.


Cost

The cost of the trip will be $15. This includes transportation, admission to the facility and pizza with a drink for lunch. Payment will be accepted in full or in installments; however, payment in full must be received on or before May 13, 2022.


MONEY WILL BE COLLECTED IN SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSES ONLY FROM APRIL 18 - MAY 13 AT 8:45AM.


Time

Buses will leave LMS promptly at 9:30 am and return to LMS at approximately 2:00 pm.


What to Bring

If students do not wish to have pizza for lunch, please have them bring a packed lunch.


Permission Slips

Students will receive a letter with an attached permission slip. EVERYTHING NEEDS TO BE TURNED IN BY 8:45 a.m. MAY 13.


Contact Information

Please call Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Ashley or Mrs. Plice at 515-5330 with questions regarding the trip or concerns about the cost.

Athletic Department News

Activities

Wednesday, April 27

5:30 pm - Boys Soccer v. LCA at home


Thursday, April 28

5:00 pm - Boys and Girls Track at Sandusky


Monday, May 2

5:30 pm - Co-Ed Soccer at Monelison


Tuesday, May 3

Practices


Wednesday, May 4

5:30 pm - Co-Ed Soccer at Amherst


Thursday, May 5

6:00 pm - Girls Soccer at Jefferson Forest

Football Meeting

May 10

There will be a football meeting after school in Coach McCall's room immediately after school for anyone interested in playing football next year at LMS. The meeting will conclude by 4:00 pm. If students do not have a ride available after the meeting, stop by Coach McCall's room before May 10 to pick up paperwork..
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Field Hockey

Want to follow us on FaceBook? We now have a LMS Field Hockey page for parents and players to stay up-to-date on our activities each week! Good news! Our club has been extended until May 31.


Coach Nicki Ahrens

Field Hockey Coach

E.C. Glass High School

coachahrens.ecg@gmail.com

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Pet Policy

Please remember that when you are coming to support our sports teams that there are no pets allowed. Should you have a pet during the event, you will be asked to remove the animal from the campus. Animals may not be left in vehicles for any length of time.

There is a sign posted as a reminder and personnel taking the tickets will also be enforcing this expectation.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Summer Camps

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Order Your 2021-22 LMS Yearbook here

Use the LMS School Code: 21903

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Chromebook Insurance Information

Details about cost of insurance, how to purchase it, and what it covers.

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