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Landrum Middle School Newsletter Dec. 2, 2022

IMPORTANT DATES

DECEMBER

FAST Testing - See Dates Below

High School Showcase at World Golf Village 3:30–7:00pm ...... Dec. 14

End of Second Quarter/First Semester ...... Dec. 21

Winter Break ...... Dec. 22 - Jan. 3

Teacher Planning Day - No School for Students ...... Jan. 4

Classes Resume ...... Jan. 5


School begins at 7:30am

Students should be in their classrooms by 7:25am

STUDENTS ARRIVING TO SCHOOL AFTER 7:30AM ARE CONSIDERED TARDY.

Please be on time.

SAVE THE DATES - DECEMBER FAST TESTING

FAST Testing Dates


  • ELA Dates
    • 8th Grade-12/5
    • 7th grade-12/6
    • 6th grade-12/8
  • Math Dates
    • 8th grade -12/12
    • 7th grade 12/13
    • 6th grade 12/15


Please reach out to moira.mccabe@stjohns.k12.fl.us with any testing questions.

NEWS FROM THE LANDRUM GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT

Landrum Middle School 8th Grade Student Families,


Ponte Vedra High School will be visiting with our 8th grade students Friday, December 9 to present information about their academies (Biotechnology and Medical Research, International Business and International Marketing and Information Technology). This presentation will focus on Ponte Vedra High School’s academy opportunities, for information on other high schools academy programs please view the districts information page here. This year’s High School Showcase will be December 14 at World Golf Village. The High School Showcase is a great opportunity to learn about our School Districts High School academy programs. For more information on our High School offerings please visit https://cte.stjohns.k12.fl.us/


The U.S. History classes at Landrum have embarked on the career portion of the curriculum. Much information on high school and careers as well as the narrated powerpoint can be found on this SJCSD website:

https://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/guidance/8th-grade-career-exploration/

Links to a paper packet sent home can also be found on that page as well.


In January it will be time for 8th graders to decide if they would like to apply for a High School Academy. The information can be found here:


https://cte.stjohns.k12.fl.us/academies/


The calendar for the Academies can be found on this timeline page:

https://cte.stjohns.k12.fl.us/timeline/


To view the MIDDLE SCHOOL BLITZ flyer, please click the link below:

NEWS FROM THE FRONT OFFICE

LOST AND FOUND - If you are missing a lunch box or water bottle, please check the table in the cafeteria by the lion mural. For all other items, please stop by the front office.


ALL UNCLAIMED ITEMS WILL BE DONATED TO CHARITY AT 2:00 PM THURSDAY, DEC. 15.

LANDRUM SCIENCE FAIR

On Friday, November 18th, more than 50 Landrum Middle School students competed in the Annual Landrum Science Fair. Over 40 projects were judged in five different categories.

Landrum congratulates all of our student scientists!


Behavioral

1st – Isabel Vitale

Seeing is Believing….or is it?


2nd – Ingrid Montans

Associations Between Students’ Mindset and Out Of School Activities


3rd – Irene Park

Understanding Language


H.M. – Harper Ianella

Gender’s Effect on Color


H.M. – Callen Caslib

Brand Name vs. Generic: Is There a Difference?


Botany

1st – Cooper Combs and Yoyo Qu

The Effect of Temperature on Seed Germination


2nd – Vennela Doppalapudi

How Do Microwaves Affect a Plant’s Growth?


3rd – Jackson Bohsali

NPK Ratio: Which One is Best for Radishes?


HM – Jocelyn Smith and Andrew Loo

Mass of Cosmos When Watered With Saline


Life Science

1st – Nat Bagnall

A Hypothesized Protein for the Digestion of Raw Kidney Beans


2nd – Connor Dunning

What is the Most Effective Way to Wash Hands?


3rd – Vai Miller

How Water Type Affects the Risk of Bacterial Keratitis


HM – Colin Janik

The Effect of pH on Calcium Carbonate


HM – Sophia Pappas

Expired Food: Edible or Dangerous?


Chemistry

1st – Tig Williams and William Drew

CO2 Scrubber


2nd – Bhavesh Senthil Kumar

Which Medicine Dissolves the Fastest?


3rd – Seth Dowling and Sam Marty

The Effect the Quantity of Yeast Has on Elephant Toothpaste


HM – Jared Bonham

Stain Busters


Physics

1st – Ryland Cherry

The Madness Behind Moisture in Microwaves


2nd – Caroline Van Essendelft

Does an Increase in Condensation Nuclei Increase a Cloud’s Reflectivity?


3rd - Jackson Miller

Cleat Type vs. Playing Surface


HM – Rylee West

Absorption Spectroscopy Using a Smartphone


HM – Dimitri Tsiplakos

Compost Water Heater

LANDRUM SPELLING BEE

Congratulations to our winners!


6th grade: Carter Reynolds

7th grade: Manny Burgos

8th grade: Tae Kim


The overall Landrum school champion is 6th grader Vidiya Silveri.


Way to go, Vidiya! We know you will make Landrum proud in the District Spelling Bee in December.

DECEMBER HOLIDAZE SPIRIT DAYS

It’s time for December Holidaze Spirit Days!

There will be a Spirit Day each Wednesday for the next 2 weeks.

The themes are:

Wed., December 7- Santa/ Elf Hats

Wed., December 14- Ugly Holiday Sweater

8TH GRADE GRADVENTURE

Universal Studios

Gradventure

The Landrum Middle School 8th grade graduation trip to Universal Studio will take place on Friday, May 12, 2023 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 am. The cost per person is $240.00 per traveler (price may change depending on the number of travelers). For more information and a link to register please click the link below.

EIGHTH GRADE WASHINGTON, D.C. FIELD TRIP

Join your fellow 8th graders in DC this spring! March 9-12, 2023. Trip includes round trip airfare, hotel, all meals, and entrance into all exhibits including Mount Vernon and Monticello. For more information see Trip Video - https://vimeo.com/230837965


How to register - https://enroll.globaltravelalliance.com/alice-landrum-middle-school-washington-dc-and-monticello-2023-30091

SHOEBOXES OF LOVE TO BENEFIT THE CITY RESCUE MISSION

Shoeboxes of Love is back! Mrs.Rocha is collecting Shoeboxes of Love for the City Rescue Mission. Grab an empty shoebox, fill it up with necessities, wrap it with a blanket, scarf, wrapping paper or decorations. You can fill up the shoebox with cans of food, hand warmers, socks, gloves, wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste, snacks, book, anything as they will be able to open it before Christmas. Shoeboxes of Love’s last day is December 15th. Last year more than 500 boxes were collected. Let’s break that goal!!!! Get your community, your teams, or your family together to do this. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Sra.Rocha. Her email is:

Milka.rocha@stjohns.k12.fl.us

8TH GRADE END-OF-THE-YEAR DANCE ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

Attention 8th Grade Parents: There will be an organizational meeting for the 8th Grade End-of-Year Dance on Monday, December 12, at 5PM in the Multipurpose Room. If you would like to help or need information, please RSVP to Natalie.Gavarrette@stjohns.k12.fl.us

NEWS FROM THE LANDRUM CAFETERIA

From the Lions Café

Our Vendor Days are:

Monday is Papa Johns - $2.50

Thursday is Firehouse Subs - $5.50

Friday Is Chick Fli A - $5.50

All are served as an A La Carte option. To purchase the student needs to have credit on their lunch account.


A School Lunch is $2.95 and consists of the school entrée, 2 veggies, fruit and milk or a water.

SPORTS NEWS

LANDRUM TRACK AND FIELD

Track and Field is Here!!


We are excited to announce that we will have a track team this year. Practice will be on Tuesday and Thursday after school starting on Tuesday, January 17th, 2023. Please click HERE to register your student and you will receive email updates about the upcoming session. We look forward to having your student join us for a fun and rewarding season.


Link to register your student below.

Landrum XCTF Questionnaire


Thank you and Race on…

Coach Speed

Landrum XCTF Head Coach



LANDRUM BASKETBALL

Landrum Girls Basketball Team tryouts will be Monday, December 5th right after school until 3:30. You must have a signed Landrum parent permission form turned in to Coach Pastori to try out.


Boys tryouts will be announced soon.

LANDRUM YEARBOOKS

Get your yearbook before the price increase December 15, 2022. Order now and save! Just $40 at yearbookordercenter.com Use code #14659.


Thank you for supporting student journalism.

AN INVITATION FROM PVHS

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Landrum students are invited to attend White Christmas for free with a Landrum Student ID!

NEWS FROM THE SJCSD

SJCSD is ready to hire substitute teachers who are ready to make a difference for students in Pre-K - 12th grade. Please click the link below for more information.

QUICK LINKS:

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THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY BUSINESS PARTNERS: