LCMS Weekly Newsletter

By Tami Gunset

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I hope that you are spoiling your mother this Mother's Day! I want to wish each of our LCMS mothers a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY - relax and enjoy your day.

STAAR Testing will begin first thing Monday morning, so please make sure that your child gets a good night's rest and a good breakfast. Our staff and students have worked very hard and I know without a doubt they will put their best foot forward and shine on these state assessments.

Monday, May 9:

6th and 7th grade Math STAAR

8th grade Math STAAR (2nd Admin)

Tuesday, May 10:

6th and 7th grade Reading STAAR

8th grade Reading STAAR (2nd Admin)

Wednesday, May 11

8th grade Science STAAR

Thursday, May 12

8th grade US History STAAR

Friday, May 13

STAAR Make-Ups

We are down to our last three weeks of the school year and lots of exciting things are happening around campus. Please be aware of all calendar events, as the next three weeks will be gone before we know it and you and your child will be enjoying a much deserved summer break.

8th Grade Banquet

Saturday, May 14 @ Frazier Alumni Pavilion Center

  • Ticket Sales in the main office for $25, please get tickets as soon as possible.

Candy donations for the candy bar is much needed! We are asking for any type of red and black candy (red hots, kisses, hot tamales etc.). Will accept any types of candy.

Lemonade Day is Empowering Today’s Youth to Become Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs.

Please come out on Saturday, May 14 to any one (or more) of our LCMS student's lemonade stands to support their hard work.


Every child in America is introduced to entrepreneurship through the real world experience of starting their own business – a lemonade stand. By running their stand, they learn the business and life skills needed to set a goal, make a plan and work the plan to achieve their dreams.


To address a missing element in many youth education programs, the mission of Prepared 4 Life is to help prepare youth for life through fun, proactive and experiential programs infused with life skills, character education, and entrepreneurship. The foremost objective is to help today’s youth become the business leaders, social advocates, community volunteers and forward-thinking citizens of tomorrow. We want to build self-esteem and new mindsets that can propel youth to success they likely would not have pursued otherwise.

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Middle School Tennis Team Tryouts

Wednesday, May 18 at 4:15pm

Laura Bush Middle School

Middle School Golf Tryouts

Current 6th and 7th graders can try out for the 2016-2017 golf team on Wednesday May 18 after school at Stonegate Golf Course.

Grade Level End of the Year Class Adwards

Friday, May 20 @ PAC
  • 6th grade - 8:30am
  • 7th grade - 10:00am
  • 8th grade - 11:30am

** Parents are encouraged to attend their child's grade level awards. Postcards will be mailed for those students that are receiving a class award. All students will attend their grade level awards.

Spring Final Exams

Our students will be taking Spring Semester Exams the week of May 23. Your child will be taking exams in all classes. The semester final exam will be a percentage of the final year grade for your child's classes. We will have two early dismissal days (May 25 and May 26) and will be testing on these two days as well, so plan accordingly. Students will have to make up missed exams due to an absence on Tuesday, May 31 and Wednesday, June 1.


May 16 - Review for "Red Day" Electives

May 17 - Review for "Black Day" Electives

May 18 & 19 - Final Exams for Electives

May 19 - Reviews for "Black Day" Core classes

May 23 - Reviews for "Red Day" Core classes

May 24-26 - Final Exams for Core classes


The dodgeball tournament will run from May 16-19 after school. The championship games will take place at 1:30 p.m. in the gym on Friday, May 20.


May 12 @ 7:00 p.m.

Performing Arts Center (PAC)


May 24 @ 6:00 p.m.

Performing Arts Center (PAC)

Summer School Information

Summer School is just around to the corner and I will need parents to plan accordingly. We will begin to pull student's previous STAAR scores, unit assessments and final year grade in core course to determine if your child will need to attend summer school.

Our summer school program will offer small group individualized instruction to close the learning gaps. Our summer school program will provide that extra attention your child needs to strengthen areas of math and reading. Please be looking for summer school letters to be mailed and plan accordingly.

* Summer School Dates: Monday, June 6 - Wednesday, June 22 from 8am-12pm @ Lubbock-Cooper Middle School

Band Booster Golf Tournament

Stone Gate Golf Course in Lubbock

Saturday, May 21

Four-Player Scramble

Shotgun Start at 8 a.m.

$75 per Person

Lunch Included

Call 806-790-7334 for more information and to register

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21st Century Enrichment Summer Programs

The 21st Century ACE Program and LCMS have come together to offer a great summer program for 2016

ACE - LCMS provides extended learning opportunities for students and offers innovative, hands-on activities that reinforce and complement students' regular academic programs. Our summer activities are based on research and best practices to get students active and engaged this summer. We are excited that our summer program will strive to help students prepare for college and the workplace. We will do this with our Youth Career Fair and Career Day activities for sixth through eighth graders, engineering class and culinary class.

Enjoy the company of like-minded individuals as you learn a new skill, prepare for a new adventure in life, or simply add some genuine satisfaction to your day.

These summer enrichment programs are free of charge and we will offer classes Monday through Friday from 8am-12pm throughout the month of June. (Tuesday, May 31 - Friday, June 25)

Career Day and Youth Career Fair

Come and listen to a variety of professionals including Cindy Best, from Wells Fargo Education Financial Services, who will be sharing some of the wonderful college planning materials and resources that Wells Fargo offers to students and parents to help them understand the road map to preparing and paying for college. Then we will head to the Civic Center for the Youth Career Fair to listen to prospective employers. Following the career fair we will make stops at other businesses and listen to more professionals as they share their paths and suggestions to students as they prepare their career plans.

STEM/Engineering Class presented by TTU

Wait, stop! Don’t throw away that water bottle, we are going to need it. During this engineering camp we will be working as green engineers and mechanical engineers to solve a variety of problems and have fun. When an engineer is solving a problem using green engineering, it means that he or she is thinking about how to solve the problem in a way that prevents harm to the environment. Green engineering is a way of thinking that can be applied to any engineering problem. Mechanical engineering is one of the largest and most diverse fields of engineering. Mechanical engineers are people who use their creativity and knowledge of science and math to solve problems related to various kinds of machines. This camp involves two challenges. The first challenge involves creating race cars out of recyclable materials and then racing against each other until we find the fastest recycled racer. The second challenge involves building traps to catch a pesky critter that is causing all kinds of problems. Bring your creativity, thinking caps, and willingness to try new things.

CrossFit for Kids

Join the Nuclear CrossFit team as they nourish the future of our society by developing and promoting responsible choices through the balance of healthy eating and physical conditioning. Their process is through fun games to prepare students for future athletic and life opportunities. The class will meet 10 sessions throughout the month of June.

May 31, June 2, 3, 7, 9, 13, 15, 17, 20 and 22

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Volleyball Skills Clinic

Guns Up Volleyball Club is committed to training young athletes to perform at their highest level by uniting talented and passionate players. We view the volleyball court as our classroom, transformed to teach lessons of accountability, character, commitment, communication, cooperation, courage, discipline, integrity, leadership, respect, responsibility, teamwork, work ethic, and the importance of sacrifice and sportsmanship.

This clinic focuses on basic fundamental development and is great for those who have never played volleyball before as well as those who are looking to fine tune their skill set.

Culinary Class

Make plans to attend this amazing course! Students will learn the cooking basics, prep, meal planning, meal budgeting, and finally actual cooking. We hope to be able to make snacks offered to our students attending summer school courses. Space is limited so turn in your registration form quickly.

Mud Room Craft Class

Participate in this fun craft with the Mud Room. Participants will create a new project each day such as tiles, canvas, and other crafts. Space is limited.

Write Brain Books authored by STUDENT

WRiTE BRAiN BOOKS are ILLUSTRATED, WORDLESS BOOKS with lines on the pages for a student author’s original story. Through an in-depth & standards aligned literacy course in the art of children's book authoring, students K-12 write thoughtfully crafted storybooks and are published in the process.

First, students collaborate in groups to write and donate a coauthored book, then each writes independently, receiving high-quality, professionally printed, perfect bound copies of their self-authored books. Every student's self-esteem and test readiness elevates as vital academic and social skills develop.

*** Writing equips a student with the communication and thinking skills he or she will need to participate effectively, at all grade levels, throughout their schooling and life as they form relationships, enter the workforce and build community.

"The kids LOVE authoring their WRiTE BRAiN Books! Their ability to focus and create a story through a collaborative process with their peers far surpassed our expectations."

Science Spectrum

Join us for a field trip to the Science Spectrum for Critter Fest!

Fun in the Sun Splash

Slides, water games, a lot of fun in the sun to finish out our 2016 Summer School Session!

Next Three Weeks Calendar Events

  • Monday, May 9 - STAAR Math for 6th and 7th graders (8am-1pm)
  • Monday, May 9 - 8th grade STAAR Math 2nd Administration
  • Tuesday, May 10 - STAAR Reading for 6th and 7th graders (8am-1pm)
  • Tuesday, May 10 - 8th grade STAAR Reading 2nd Administration
  • Wednesday, May 11 - 8th grade STAAR Science (8am-1pm)
  • Thursday, May 12 - 8th grade STAAR Social Studies (8am-1pm)
  • Thursday, May 12 - MS Band Spring Concert @ PAC (7:30pm)
  • Friday, May 13 - 6th grade Pre-Ath track Meet @ LCMS Track
  • Saturday, May 14 - 8th grade Banquet
  • Monday, May 16 - StuCo Dodge Ball Tournament Begins
  • Tuesday, May 17 - 6th grade Band Festival @ PAC (8am-12pm)
  • Wednesday, May 18 - Spring Final Review Sessionin class
  • Thursday, May 19 - Spring Final Review Session in class
  • Thursday, May 19 - LCISD School Board Meeting (7pm)
  • Friday, May 20 - 6th grade Class Awards @ PAC (8:30am)
  • Friday, May 20 - 7th grade Class Awards @ PAC (10am)
  • Friday, May 20 - 8th grade Class Awards @ PAC (11:30am)
  • Friday, May 20 - Pirate Pride Day / Dodge Ball Finals
  • Monday, May 23 - Thursday, May 26 - Spring Final Exams
  • Tuesday, May 24 - Spring Choir Concert @ PAC (6pm)
  • Thursday, May 26 - End of 6th Six Weeks
  • Friday, May 27 - Summer Begins

How to Contact US

Tami Gunset


Phillip Saffel

Assistant Principal

Tarah Jenkins