Weekly Update January 18th
Takiyah Benson, Assistant Principal
Richard Petroske, Assistant Principal
Ann Ferkler, 8th Grade Counselor
Kia McKinney, 7th Grade Counselor
David Gibbons, 6th Grade Counsleor
A Message from Mr. Shepler
Last Thursday and Friday, all LMS students were to complete the i-Ready ELA mid-year assessment from 8 AM- 9:20 AM. Next week, on Monday and Tuesday (Jan. 25-26), students will be completing the i-Ready Math mid-year assessment. The schedule for i-Ready testing is posted below.
Early next week, I will be sending out School Messenger emails and phone calls to parents of students identified as needing additional interventions and support due to low grades. Some students will be assigned to a Focus study hall class while others will be required to meet weekly during an assigned teachers flex time. We are working tirelessly to come up with creative ways to offer support to those students that are struggling academically.
I do want to take this opportunity to give a shout out to all of our students that are showing their PRIDE each and everyday. As of this morning, we have 53% of students passing all of their classes. We are proud of each of you for continuing to persevere during this challenging time. We will continue to recognize your achievements through positive office referrals and "Student of the Month" nominations.
A few upcoming events:
- Jan. 25th- Citizen's Advisory Council Meeting
- Jan. 25th and Jan. 26th- i-Ready Math Mid-Year Diagnostic Assessment
- Jan. 28th- Half Day of School for Students (End of Quarter 2)
- Jan. 29th- No School for Students
- Feb. 4th- Q2 Report Cards Issued
- Feb. 5th- Q2 PBIS Incentive (Focus)
- Feb. 10th- Half-Day of School
- Feb. 15th - President's Day (No School)
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.
Lockerman Middle School
Thursday, Jan. 28th- Half Day of School
Monday, Jan. 25th and Tuesday, Jan. 26th- i-Ready Math (Delay Schedule)
January A Day/B Day Calendar
There have been opportunities for parent support offered by Lindsey Grow, CCPS Instructional Technology Teacher Specialist but we know that many are busy. Here are some resources that both parents and students can use if you are still experiencing difficulties with all the Google Suite tools.
Student View- How to turn in assignments (video)
Please let me know if you have any issues with these links.
SGA Toy Drive
A Message from Food Services
Food Services has advised that when schools are scheduled to be closed for students, the delivery on the day before will include extra meals. Upcoming closed days are:
Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan. 29 No school for students
Feb. 15 Presidents Day
For information about school meal delivery, please visit the CCPS website or call Food Services at 410-479-3261.
2021-22 School Year Calendar
The district is in the process of developing the 2021-2022 school year calendar. Three
options are being considered by the Board of Education. A survey has been developed
in order for staff, families and community to help inform the Board’s final decision.
Please visit the CCPS website’s calendar page for more information about calendar
development, and to view the three options being considered. (A comparison chart of
the three options is provided, followed by the draft calendars.)
Once the calendar options have been viewed and considered, please take the
survey to provide feedback.
Citizen's Advisory Council
Family Life Letter- Repost
Concepts covered in this unit:
Healthy Relationships and Consent
Anatomy and Physiology
Sexual Orientation and Identity
Sexually Explicit Media
Gender Identity and Expression
Harassment, Teasing, and Bullying
Sexual Health (7th and 8th only)
If you do not want your student to participate in Family Life and Human Sexuality Education lessons and would like them to complete an alternative health education assignment, please contact your student’s teacher in writing to request opt-out form.
Old Riverview Band Merchandise- Repost
My name is Emma Brestensky and I am the new band director at LMS. During this time of quarantining, I have worked hard to take inventory and clean out the various storage locations in the band room. While I was doing this, I came across some boxes of gear from the Riverview days. This gear is clean besides an extended stay in my storage room, and was found in plastic bags hung up nicely. I wanted to share this discovery with the community and am giving away this merchandise for free! There are sweaters, polos, and old marching band uniforms from the days of blue and gold. If you are interested in owning any of this gear for yourself or family members that are rooted deeply in the program, an order form will be attached to this newsletter. There, you will be able to view all of the available items and order your own on a first come, first served basis. Spread the word! These one of a kind pieces of our school's and community's history are available to anyone interested. Any questions, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org."
News from the LMS School Based Health Center (SBHC)- Repost
COVID-19 or Influenza (Flu)?
How to tell the difference...
So what do you do if you think you have the flu or COVID-19? Increase fluids, rest - stay away from others - call your doctor!
Talk with your medical provider about treatment and any need for testing. Testing is widely available -- including at your School Based Health Center (SBHC)
Contact Kelly Davis, SBHC nurse practitioner with Choptank Community Health, at LMS 410-479-3075 or NCHS 410-479-4653 to discuss the options for your student
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
Select Join with Google (reminder you must use your school google account)
Follow the directions to upload your video