Mustang Weekly

January 24th

Important Dates:

January 25 @ 7pm: 7th Grade Band and Orchestra Performance

January 27: Family Night at LMCMS - TRIVIA **NOTE DATE CHANGE**

February 1 @ 7pm: All City Choir, Lied Center


Attention 8th Grade Parents!

February 8 6-7:30PM: LHS 9th Grade Orientation in the LHS cafeteria. Counselors, administrators, department chairs, and coaches/sponsors will be present to explain all the offerings of LHS to our incoming first-year students. We will also have school tours for students interested.

Congratulations to our LMCMS Spelling Bee Winner for 2022, Eli Cokelet (8th Grade). Eli will be our representative for the Douglas County Bee.

The Parent Project

The Parent Project

The Parent Project is an award winning curriculum developed over 30 years, offered to families of high-risk youth. The Parent Project was created to change destructive adolescent behavior and to meet the specific needs of parents raising strong-willed and/or out of control adolescents.

We will host The Parent Project at Douglas County Community Corrections Building located at: 1006 New Hampshire St. Lawrence, Kansas 66044. The Parent Project is a 10 week program with an additional 6 weeks of guided support groups (if desired by the parents).

Classes will be held every Tuesday, from 5:30-7:00p.m. starting on February 22, 2022; Tuesday March 1, 8, 22, 29; April 5, 12, 19, 26 and May 3rd. Should parents want to continue with guided support groups, the class will continue through June 14th, 2022.

Please find the attached flyer to share with parents and families whom may benefit from The Parent Project. Also, attached is the referral form to complete and return to Rick West. We will accept referrals through February 11, 2022.

If you have additional questions about the program in general, feel free to contact any of us Juvenile Services Officers here at Douglas County Criminal Justice Services- Youth Services.

Robin Rooks: rrooks@douglascountyks.org

Jennifer Hylton: jhylton@douglascountyks.org

Kate Holman: kholman@douglascountyks.org

Rick West: rwest@douglascountyks.org

Megan Thomas: mthomas@douglascountyks.org


Register HERE

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Tardy Policy, Cell Phones, Attendance, and Weather Reminder


Attendance Calls

If you received an automated attendance call indicating that your child missed a class period and feel that there is an error in our records, the best way to address the situation is to send an email to lmcms.attendance@usd497.org. Please include your child's name, the date and class period that you believe was incorrectly marked, any any other helpful information. We will investigate and make any necessary corrections. Thank you for your patience during this time of frequent absences.


Tardy Policy

Students are expected to get to each class on time and be ready to learn. Unfortunately, this has been a struggle for some students. When students are late to a class, it is called a 'tardy'. Since frequent tardies can negatively impact learning, we have adopted a proactive approach to help students who struggle. Our approach includes opportunities for reviewing expectations, calls to parents, creating plans for success, as well as rewards and recognition for students who are consistently on time.


Dress for the Weather

During the colder months, it is important that your child is prepared especially if they walk home or hang out on the front lawn before school. Students should wear coats, hoodies, jackets, etc. if needed but we ask that they please leave blankets at home.


Cell Phones at School

Our school-wide expectation for cell phones is that they remain powered off and put away from 8:00am to 3:06pm, with the exception of lunchtime. Teachers may be reaching out to families to problem-solve if the phone becomes a distraction from learning during the school day. If you need to reach your child during the day for any reason, please call the school's main line 785-832-5400.

TRIVIA NIGHT! **DATE CHANGE

Thursday, Jan. 27th, 6:30-7:30pm

1400 Massachusetts Street

Lawrence, KS

Sign up HERE to help with prizes!


Please RSVP to this event HERE.


**The date was changed due to a scheduling conflicts with community events.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Fall Break and Winter Break Resources

Here are links to several resources in our community to help your families during these challenging times.

2021 Holiday Bureau Assistance

2021 Holiday Bureau Assistance (Spanish version)

Douglas County Community Resources

Community Resource Fair


IMPORTANT REMINDERS

  • Homework Zone is back! It meets after school on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays in the cafeteria. Time: 3:06-4:00 pm.

  • Please make sure your student brings their fully charged iPad to school each day. iPads are used for instruction in all of their classes.

  • Students should not be on their cell phones during class time or passing periods. Phones are allowed before and after school or during lunch. Please contact the main office at 785-832-5400 if you need to get ahold of your child during the school day.

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About Us

Principal: Dr. Anne Hawks

Assistant Principal: Brent Burns

Administrative Assistant: Nicole Hoss

Attendance/Athletic Secretary: Joanna Herrmann

Counselor for last names that begin with A-L: Deb Keary

Counselor for last names that begin with M-Z: Ammie Holden

Registrar: Scott Forkenbrock

Parent Involvement Facilitator: TBA

Social Worker: Juliana Alor

WRAP Specialist: Shelley Bointy

School Nurse: Twila Piercy