Principal's Message

Weekly Update January 4th

Contact Information

Matt Shepler, Principal

Takiyah Benson, Assistant Principal

Richard Petroske, Assistant Principal

Ann Ferkler, 8th Grade Counselor

Kia McKinney, 7th Grade Counselor

David Gibbons, 6th Grade Counsleor

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A Message from Mr. Shepler

Dear Lockerman Middle School families,


Happy New Year!! I hope everyone had an enjoyable winter break. Students return to virtual learning on Monday, January 4th. Student interim reports were mailed out on Dec. 23rd and should have been received. We continue to have a higher than average number of students with E's in more than one of their classes. Please reach out to teachers, counselors, and administrators as needed so we can discuss best ways to support your child.


A few upcoming events:

- Jan. 18th- Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School)

- Jan. 28th- Half Day of School for Students (End of Quarter 2)

- Jan. 29th- No School for Students


Thanks.


Matt Shepler

Principal

Lockerman Middle School

January A Day/B Day Calendar

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Wellness for Students- Repost

In order to motivate students to remain active during the winter months of the COVID-19 pandemic, our Wellness Committee is encouraging students to complete the following activity:


Please create and upload a video of you demonstrating your favorite exercise activity or dance to FlipGrid to share with everyone. If you are someone who loves to cook, please upload your healthy recipe. You can share more than one video. Check back often to see what others have shared as well!!


Directions to upload video:

Log onto flipgrid.com

Click Enter Join Code

Enter wellnesslms

Select Join with Google (reminder you must use your school google account)

Follow the directions to upload your video

News from the LMS School Based Health Center (SBHC)- Repost

Want to Stay Healthy This Winter? Wash Your Hands… not just because of COVID..


If you’re looking to keep your family well this winter, frequent hand washing is a must. According to the CDC, hand washing reduces your risk of catching respiratory illnesses (like colds, flu, bronchitis & COVID) by 21%, and diarrheal illness by 31%, but studies show the public is not washing enough. A 2009 study of hand washing practices showed only 31% of men and 65% of women wash their hands after using a public restroom - yuck!

So when should you wash your hands? The CDC promotes hand washing:


· Before, during, and after preparing food

· Before eating food

· Before and after caring for someone who is sick

· Before and after treating a cut or wound

· After using the toilet

· After blowing nose, coughing, or sneezing

· After touching an animal, or animal waste

· After handling pet food or pet treats

· After touching garbage


How should you wash your hands? The best way is to use soap and water. Wet hands with warm or cold water and apply soap. Rub hands together, and wash palms, backs of hands, between fingers, and under nails. Wash hands for 20 seconds, or hum the “Happy Birthday” song twice. Then, just rinse and dry.


If soap and water are not available, alcohol-based hand sanitizers can reduce the number of germs on hands. Make sure your hand sanitizer is at least 60% alcohol for maximum effectiveness.


Hand washing is a healthy habit you can teach even young children. It can reduce time out of school, and money lost on doctor’s visits. So stay healthy-wash your hands!

www.cdc.gov/handwashing/


Remember your School Based Health Center is still here at school for your healthcare needs!

December LMS hours Mon/Wed 7:30a -3:30p 410-479-3075

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