Principal's Message

Weekly Update February 22-26

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,

Hopefully, we are done with inclement weather days for this school year and we will get to see our Thursday/Friday cohort students this week. Please be on the lookout for a handout titled "COVID-19 Awareness Parent/Guardian Attendance Acknowledgement Statement". Your child will be bringing this home to be signed and returned. 6th grade students have already received this handout. 7th and 8th grade students will be getting them this week.

Several weeks ago, I communicated a change in how we handle Wednesday asynchronous work. Wednesday asynchronous work will continue to not be graded. Asynchronous work provided on inclement weather days can be graded and teachers have been communicating this to students. Additionally, emojis are being used within Google Classroom as a visual signal of a graded assignment that can be found in PowerSchool.

A few upcoming events:

- Feb. 22nd- Citizen's Advisory Council meeting at 6 PM

- Feb. 26th- Music Department Workshop with Dr. James Wesley Wright

- Mar. 3rd- Mid-term

- Mar. 10th- Q3 Interim Reports Issued

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.


Matt Shepler


Lockerman Middle School

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February A Day/B Day Calendar

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Music Department Workshop with Dr. James Wesley Wright

On Friday, Feb. 26th at 9 AM, Dr. James Wesley Wright will be leading our choral and instrumental music program students through a Journey of African American Song. The workshop will last for approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. In-person learners will participate in the workshop via Zoom in the cafeteria. A list of students will be shared with teachers so they know who will not be in class during this period of time on Friday. Students will be responsible for communicating with their teacher to make-up anything missed during that class period.

In-Person Hot Lunch Menu- Feb. 22-26


Spaghetti w/ meat sauce

Steamed broccoli


Bacon Cheeseburger on a bun

French fries


Spaghetti w/ meat sauce

Steamed broccoli


Bacon Cheeseburger on a bun

French fries

Citizen's Advisory Council

Our next Citizen's Advisory Council meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 22nd at 6 PM. If you are interested in joining us for our February meeting, please contact me directly at
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Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey

Parents or guardians of children receiving special education and related services will be mailed the Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey from the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services during the week of February 8, 2021. Parents are asked to complete the survey and return it in the postage paid envelope by May 21, 2021. The Survey may also be completed online. Please look for details in your survey packet. To learn more, please visit

Summer School Opportunities- Repost

We are looking to offer summer school opportunities to many of our students. As we develop our summer school plan, we are looking to see what students may be interested in this opportunity. Your response to this survey is simply to gauge interest and at this time is not a commitment.

* Dates- June 21 - July 29, 2021
* 4 days per week
* Elementary School- 9am - 3 pm
* Middle/High School- 9am - 12 pm
* Additional support for Special Education and EL students

Transportation and lunch will be provided.
Please complete one form for each child.

We realize this year has been challenging and look forward to the opportunity for additional in-person learning time. Please complete the form below if you are interested in your child attending CCPS summer school.

Summer School Opportunities for Students Survey

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

Happy National School-Based Health Care Awareness Month!

Study after study has shown that school based health centers help reduce lateness and missed time at school and work, increase grades, and better connect students, teachers, and parents. This is so important… because in order to do well in school, students must be present, healthy, and ready to learn! And what better way is there to help children stay healthy, than to provide some of that care at school, where students spend the majority of their time!

Did you know that Caroline County is the only public school system in the entire state to offer school based health center services in each of their schools! Your child has access to the Choptank Community Health School Based Health Center at LMS! The LMS SBHC is open every Monday and Wednesday from 7:30am-3:30 pm and Friday from 7:30 am-11:30 am. Services include treatment of acute minor illnesses such as strep throat, ear infections, and rash, evaluation and management of sports and related injuries, asthma care and various other health and dental education.

Appointments can be made through the school nurse’s office by sending a note to school with your child, or by calling 410-479-3277. The School Based Health Center can be reached during office hours via telephone at 410-479-3075. For more information on school based health care and National School-Based Health Care Awareness month please visit!

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