LCMS Weekly Newsletter
By Tami Gunset
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
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
- 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.
Grade Level End of the Year Class Adwards
- 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
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
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
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
STEM/Engineering Class presented by TTU
CrossFit for Kids
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.
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."
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