Laura Bush Middle School

January 22, 2023

IMPORTANT DATES

January 23

7th Girls Basketball @ McCool

8th Girls Basketball vs. McCool (***cash only at gate***)

HS Scheduling Meeting (see info below)


January 24

Cheer tryout meeting (see info below)

Wrestling @ LCMS - 5:00


January 25

FBLA Competition


January 26

7th Boys Basketball vs. Frenship MS

8th Boys Basketball @ Frenship MS


January 27 and 28

All district band clinic and concert

JANUARY PIRATES OF THE MONTH

Congratulations to the following students:


6th Grade

Emma Kauffman

Jeremiah Natal


7th Grade

Jaria Medina

Liam Rico


8th Grade

Presley O'Donnell

Hudson Hooks

Ipad Updates

Please remind your student to update their ipad to IOS 16.2 before Monday morning.


INSTRUCTIONS

1. Plug in iPads to charge (iPads will not update if they are not charged to at least 50%)

2. Go to Settings > General > Software Update

3. Download the latest update

4. Press and hold the Download and Install button

5. Select Download and Install Tonight

6. Tap Agree to Terms and Conditions

7. Verify the following morning that the iPad update is complete

HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULING MEETING

Current 8th grade parents are invited to a scheduling meeting in the Lubbock-Cooper High School Performing Arts Center on Monday, January 23rd from 7:15-8:15. Counselors will provide insight about course options and four year plans for high school students. This meeting will pertain to students who intend to attend Lubbock-Cooper High School and Liberty High School.

CHEER TRYOUTS

**Rescheduled for January 31, 2023 due to the snow day. The meeting will be held at the same time and location as stated below.**


A mandatory parent meeting will take place to discuss cheerleading and mascot requirements for any current 6th and 7th grader who is interested in trying out for the 2023-2024 school year. Please plan to be in attendance, Tuesday evening, January 24th, at 6:00 p.m. in the LBMS cafeteria. Parents of any potential candidates must attend the meeting in order for the candidate to be eligible for the tryout process. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Erin Kelley at ekelley@lcisd.net
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BOSTON/NYC TRIP

The summer trip for those signed up is tentatively scheduled for June 1-5. EF Travel will solidify the dates approximately two months prior to the trip. We will have another parent meeting around this time frame. Please login to your EF Travel account and check your "to-do" list. Additionally, please be on the look out for information on a chocolate candy fundraiser in the near future.

8TH GRADE BANQUET PICTURES

Calling All 8th Grade Parents:


The 8th grade banquet is scheduled for April 29th. We need photos of your students for the banquet slideshow. Please email all photos to: Ibmsclassof2027@gmail.com by March 10th.

We are asking for a baby photo, current photo, and 2-3 candid photos. Please email if you have any questions. Thank you!


PTO Banquet Committee

ROBOTICS/DRONE TEAM

The LBMS Robotics/Drone team competed in an area drone "Airbattles" competition hosted by Frenship ISD and the Texas Tech STEM Outreach program on Saturday, January 21st. They were awarded 3rd place in Engineering Design for their design of the payload carried by the drone. Teams flew manually and uploaded an autonomous programmed code for the drone during the course.


This group of students are part of our very first Drone team. We are extremely proud of you!!


Zoe Calvillo, Caden Smead, Bradley Graham, Ritodoy Bhattacharya

Joseph Gess, Charlotte Siptrott, Brandon Alcantar, and Paxton Shorten

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FINE ARTS SHOWCASE

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CITY OF LUBBOCK JUNIOR AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

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BEST IS THE STANDARD

We have several signs throughout the building that say "Best is the STANDARD." As discussed on the second day of school, this slogan is applicable to every aspect of life. Whether it's studying, competing, helping others, cleaning, behaving positively, or anything else, we want students to do their absolute BEST. If their mindset is "Best is the STANDARD," great things are going to happen!!

REPORTING ABSENCES

If you are using the skyward feature to submit an absence, please go ahead and select the whole day and our attendance clerk will make corrections where needed. This is a slight change from the beginning of the year.
Reporting Absences

Click here to learn how to report absences ahead of time in Skyward.

MRS. BAIRDS - TEACHER ON THE RISE


Mrs Baird's Bread and United Supermarkets have announced the return of the Teachers On The Rise program for the 2022-23 school year.




This student/family nominated program honors three local teachers every month. Teachers have such a tremendous impact on students every day, and these are the stories Mrs. Baird's wants to hear about! Nominate your favorite teacher at www.MrsBTeacher.com!

BUSINESSES TO THE EAST OF LBMS

Some of the businesses directly east of LBMS have asked for help with a few things:


1. Please don't use their lots as a place for student pick-up or drop-off.

2. If your student isn't going to be a paying customer, they do not need to be there for the sake of hanging out or waiting for a ride.


Let's do our part as a Pirate community to help these businesses out.

NO OUTSIDE DELIVERY FOR STUDENT LUNCHES

Parents/Guardians may bring a lunch for their students. Lunches can be dropped off in the front office and students will be allowed to pick-up their food when they are dismissed for lunch.


**Due to security concerns, no outside entity (DoorDash, Uber Eats, Favor, Pizza delivery, Chick-Fil-A, etc.) will be allowed to drop off lunches for students.

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LBMS

Principal

Kyle Hendrix


Assistant Principals

Lance Lewis

Morgan Martin

Randa Wrenn


Counselors

Martha Zielinski

Karla Venable