Lilburn Middle School Newsletter - JANUARY 2018

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Principal's Corner 01/24/2018

Greetings to All:

Happy New Year! We hope that you had an enjoyable Winter Break. We look forward to your continued support as we help our students to achieve academic awesomeness. In order to ensure your child’s success, it is extremely important for all students to be present and ready to learn. In addition, students must read for 20-30 minutes each night, engage in learning daily, and complete all homework. Also, students must bring an appropriate book of their choice to school daily. Reading makes us smarter! Please encourage your child to read at home too. We hope to see you at our LMS STEM Night on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 6:00PM. Please plan to enjoy an evening of family fun and learning! Continue to check our LMS calendar for all future events.

Please check that your children are recording homework and key dates in their student agenda books. They can purchase a replacement agenda book from their grade level clerk for $5. LMS Wednesday Folders help us to provide important information to you. Please make sure that your child is bring his/her LMS Wednesday folder home weekly. They should be returned back to school every Thursday. Report cards were sent home on Monday, January 22, 2018. Please make sure that you sign the report card envelope and have your child return it to his/her homeroom teacher. Please make sure that you are monitoring your children’s grade on the Parent Portal. Once you set up your account, please look for your activation email. You must activate your account before receiving access to your child’s grades. Please stop by our Parent Center if you need help or have further questions.

*Reminder- Our Academy Assistance Program (AAP) begins on January 29th. This intervention program will provide additional learning opportunities for your student to master AKS from Semester 1. If your child earned a 69 or lower on their report card in Language Arts, Math, Science or Social Studies, they will have an opportunity to attend our Academic Assistance Program. If they successfully pass the Academic Assistance class and Semester I Assessment Retake, their failing grade for the semester will be replaced with a 70. Please note that successful completion of the Academic Assistance Program can prevent your student from being required to attend summer school or be retained for semester 1 classes. Please keep in mind that all students must pass 5 out of 6 classes with a semester average of 70 percent or higher. Math and Language Arts must be one of the five classes passed. Each AAP sessions costs $75, per class. Students may only take one class per session. The deadline to pay is Friday, January 26th.

All students will be administered the Georgia Milestone Assessment April 11th-April 23rd. To learn more about how to help your child improve their academic performance and how to prepare for the Georgia Milestones Assessments (GMAS), we ask that you visit the Georgia Department of Education website at the links below to access valuable resources about the new Georgia Milestone Assessments. Sample assessment items are included in the links attached below too.

Georgia Milestones (GMAS) Information: http://bit.ly/GMASinfo

End of Course GMAS Guides: http://bit.ly/GMASguides

To help students practice for the Georgia Milestone Assessment, we ask that you have your child practice using USA Test Prep at www.usatestprep.com/Member-Login.

Digital Days have come to Lilburn Middle School! To ensure that learning continues on Inclement Weather Days, students had an opportunity to experience Digital Learning Days (DLD), through their “My Student” portal. Students accessed their teachers’ course pages through their “My Student” portal through a tablet, computer, or cell phone. Once on their teacher’s course page, each student accessed their teacher’s Digital Learning Day folder, completed the learning activity and assignment for that Digital Learning Day and submitted their assignments in their teacher’s “Digital Day Drop Box” for his/her scheduled class period.

Also, students had the opportunity to print and submit their assignments when they returned. Yes, it was truly that simple! If a student was unable to participate in Digital Learning, they will need to complete the assignments missed once he/she returns to school. For more information about Digital Learning Days and accessing course pages, please view the Digital Learning link on our school webpage. Thank you for your commitment to your child’s success! We know that the sky is the limit for our children!

Yvette Arthur

S.T.E.M. NIGHT - Thursday, January 25th 6:00pm-7:30pm

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Career Day 2018: February 1st - WE NEED YOUR PARTICIPATION!!

Greetings, Prospective Career Day Speaker!

Lilburn Middle School would like to invite you to take part in our annual College and Career Day: Planning for the Future. This wonderful opportunity is on Thursday, February 1, 2018. We hope professionals such as yourself will be able to come and share interesting facts about your chosen career with our students. Your participation will help us meet our goal of exposing our students to the many professional opportunities available to them in the future. With your support, they will able to make informed decisions about their educational experience for years to come.

As a presenter, we ask that you prepare a challenging and interesting discussion and/or activity for our students. Class sizes range anywhere from 25 to 40 students. If possible, please provide students with samples, handouts or brochures, and other items related to your profession. Each session is 40 minutes. Of course, the more sessions you are able to sign up for, the better! Lunch will be from 11:25AM to 12:25PM, and light refreshments will be available throughout the day.

Please see the available times in the link below.

If you are able to be a participant in this event, please click here to RSVP. For additional questions or concerns, please email me or contact me at 770-806-3852.

Thank you for your time, and we hope you are able to join us!


Jameela Hall, M.Ed. Professional School Counselor


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Junior Leadership Corps Drill Meet Dates

During the Second Semester the Cadets compete with other schools within in the county on Drill and Ceremony. The Cadets work hard all year long for these 3 dates. Although it is no mandatory for teachers attend these Drill Meets it is strongly encouraged. The Cadets are motivated to put there discipline and respect on display for their families and teachers. These are the 3 dates and locations:

- Grace Snell Middle School - January 27th 2018

- Shiloh Middle School - February 24th 2018

- Lilburn Middle School - March 24th 2018

All drill meets start around 9:00 AM and are usually done around 1:00 PM

Watch our JLC promotional video by clicking HERE.