Legg Middle School

March News and Notes

March is Reading Month!

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LMS Library Hosts Events for March is Reading Month

The theme for March is Reading Month at LMS is "Fantasy Summer"! For every 15 minutes students read during March they can enter to win prizes. Students can participate in reading and writing activities throughout the month, including creating a "fun book" in the library. The classes will also compete in a door decorating contest, with prizes for the winning classes.

The week of March 22 students are invited to participate in dress up days to celebrate the Fantasy Summer theme:

Tuesday, March 22--Favorite Hat Day

Wednesday, March 23--Dress Like Your Favorite Book Character

Thursday, March 24--Hawaiian Day (no bathing suits)

Please remember that school dress code still applies!

Mrs. Ness has many fun activities planned, so stop by the library and get involved!

ASAP Tutoring Program Now Available

Beginning March 15, students are able to participate in our ASAP tutoring program. ASAP (After School Academic Program) provides tutoring in math and English. Math tutoring will be available every week on Tuesday; English tutoring will be on Wednesdays. Tutoring sessions will be from 2:45-3:45. Tutoring sessions are open to all students!

Mrs. Senyk, Mrs. Wilson, and Mr. Robinson will provide tutoring for students during these after school sessions. Please contact them for more information!

First Quarter Principal's Lists Awarded

Students receiving all A's earned a spot on the Principal's List for first quarter. Great job Cardinals!

February Cardinal Pride

February's Cardinal Pride goal was focused on attendance. On March 11, students who achieved the goal of one absence or less during the month of February earned a "sweet treat" during lunches. 62% of 6th grade students, 62% of 7th grade students, and 69% of 8th grade students earned reward for the month of February! Great job, Cardinals!

March will focus on homework completion. Students are encouraged to get all of their assignments turned in! Those who have fewer than three missing assignments will earn reward.

English Department Hosts Read In Event

The English department hosted a "Read In" for students and parents after school on March 8th. Twenty-two participants spent one hour enjoying the "Summer Fantasy" decorations and snacks in the library as they read a book of their choice.

LMS 2016 Science Olympiad

Legg Middle School Sixth grade students are being busy this March practicing for the 2016 Branch County Science Olympiad. Science Olympiad is a national nonprofit organization devoted to increasing student interest in science and providing recognition for achievement in science. The Branch County Elementary Science Olympiad is a third through sixth grade team tournament where students compete in fun, science-related events and activities throughout the day. Olympic-style medals are awarded to first through third place winners and all participants receive a certificate of participation. The 2016 tournament will be on Saturday, March 29, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bronson Junior/Senior High School. Legg Students participated in practices for their events four to five times after school before the tournament. This would not be possible without the help of the many LMS staff volunteer coaches. This year’s LMS science Olympiad coaching staff included; Mr. Knowles, Ms. Bender, Mrs. Holben, Mrs. VanZee, Mrs. Sobek, Mr. Renshaw, Mrs. Fleming, Ms. Welch, Mrs. Wilkinson, Mr. Rossow, Mrs. Worry, and Mrs. Wilson. Thank you coaches!

2016 6th Grade LMS Science Olympiad Students:

Rihana Saleh, Conner Kaniewski, Carolyn Potter

Alexis Bethel, Delaney Squires, Masyn Marsh

Jillian McKinley, Jonathan Jones, Legend Szafranski

Paige Kirkpatrick, Jayla Foster, Asia Homan

Carter Baker, Ashten Zimmer, Allie Welch

Dominyk Risk, Lexi Galliers, Lydia Kaniewski

Chance Cook, Ryan Sturgeon, Makaighla Wilber

Kaleb Barker, Katie Kimble, Sophia Johnson

Jasmine Gerwig

2016 Science Olympiad Events:

A is for Anatomy Bridge Building Calculator Contest

Crossword Science Egg Drop Estimania

Gunk Leaf and Tree Finder Map Reading

Mouse Trap Vehicles Name the Scientist Paper Rockets

Picture This Starry, Starry Night Tennis Ball Catapult

What Went By? Write it, Do it

LMS Bands Earn Honors

On Saturday, March 12, the 7th and 8th grade bands traveled to Harper Creek High School to participate in District Band Festival. Both bands performed beautifully, and earned medals for their performances.

Under the direction of Mr. Wood, the seventh grade band earned an overall Division II rating. Under the direction of Mrs. Jewell, the eight grade band earned an overall Division I rating. Both bands earned a Division I rating in sight reading.

This is the second year in a row that both bands at LMS have earned medals at Band Festival. Mr. Wood and Mrs. Jewell would like to extend a special thanks to John and Amy Conley for pulling the Coldwater Bands Trailer to and from festival this year.

Congratulations to the LMS bands, and to Mr. Wood and Mrs. Jewell for their outstanding performances!

Sixth Graders Share Their Learning at Max Larsen

Students in Mrs. Farwell's sixth grade social studies class recently completed a unit of study investigating the human impact on the environment. The grand finale of the project required student to share their learning outside of the classroom and to inform others about ways they can be a part of the environmental solution. Many students chose to share their learning at Max Larsen, and we are grateful to Dr. Bishop and his staff for allowing the LMS students to visit! LMS students enjoyed the opportunity to share their research and findings with the Max Larsen students, and offered ideas on how students can help our environment. It was great to see our students present to the younger Cardinals!
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Counselor's Corner

The March Cardinal Pride goal is focused on homework completion. Students who have no more than three missing assignments will earn their goal for the month. One of the most important aspects of student success is to be organized so students can keep track of assignments and due dates. The following articles have ideas for how parents can help students to focus on their school work, and how to help students become organized.

How to Help Your Teen Focus on School Work

How to Get Middle School Kids Organized

Parent-Teacher Conferences

LMS is hosting parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, March 24. Conferences are from 11:30-2:30 and 3:30-6:30. If you are unable to make conferences, and have any concerns, please feel free to contact your student's team of teachers. We hope to see you on the 24th!

There is no school on Friday, March 25.

Upcoming Events

March 15-17 NWEA testing for 6th grade students

March 21-23 NWEA testing for 7th grade students

March 24 Parent-Teacher conferences

March 25 Good Friday--No School

Spring Break

Spring break is April 4-8. School will resume on Monday, April 11. Have a safe and fun vacation!
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