Louisville Middle School
THE PIRATE POST 10-14-22
Save the Date
Oct. 17 Professional Development Day - No School
Oct. 17 Parent/Teacher Conferences (Virtual), 3:30-8:30 pm
Oct. 20 Picture Retake Day
Nov. 2 8th Grade Girls Basketball Starts
Nov. 3 Registration Deadline for 8th Grade Girls Basketball
Nov. 11 Veterans Day - No School
Nov. 21-25 No School - Conference Exchange Days/Thanksgiving
Dec. 19-31 Winter Break
Jan. 2 & 3 No School for Students - Teacher Work Days
Jan. 16 No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Jan. 24 Vision & Hearing Screening
IMPORTANT ALL SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS
LMS School Accountability Committee
Please join us for our next School Accountability Committee meeting on Monday, October 24th at 3pm. We will be gathering input and feedback for school district budget spending priorities. We would love your input and inclusion in this group.
CONFERENCE SIGN UP INFORMATION: We still have one more night of virtual conferences on 10/17 from 3:30pm-8:30pm. Please sign up through the Help at Schools link that was emailed directly to you from Help at Schools on 9/30. Conferences are 5 minutes long.
6th Graders - Your new wheel rotation starts Tuesday!
Art goes to Acting (Auditorium)
Acting goes to Woodshop (Rm. 116)
Woodshop goes to Foods (Rm. 117)
Foods goes to Art (Rm. 118)
Save the Date: Monday, October 24th, 5 - 6:30 pm - LGBTQ+ CelebrationGSA and Library Club are holding an event to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month. Please plan on joining us!
Technology Help at Conferences
Ms. Parsons has conference spots to help families with technology on Monday. Please schedule for 10 minutes on HelpAtSchools.
Battle of the Books Club Starting October 24th
Battle of the Books will meet in the library from 3:50 - 4:30 on Monday, 10/24. Please sign up, if you haven’t already. This year has a lot of fantastic novels for us to read. Yay books!!
From the LMS math team
Hello Pirate Families,
The Louisville Middle School math team is excited to share that we’ve adopted the IXL learning platform to further support and bolster students’ math skills. IXL is a digital program that meets students where they are in math to provide personalized and interactive practice skills to fill in gaps, provide pre-teaching opportunities, and further challenge learners. It also provides an opportunity for math teachers to partner with families to share math progress.
In order to make the most of our time in math classes, students have been working in IXL for twenty minutes, three days a week during their Transitions or academic support class. While most practice activities are recommended by IXL and based on students’ individual needs, math teachers can also recommend tasks to support students with upcoming lessons. To tie in IXL work to our daily math classes, students are tracking their scores during math class. We have already seen some fantastic growth!
Students just wrapped up their IXL diagnostic assessment which provides valuable insight about student strengths and areas of needed growth. Because we love data, math teachers are using the diagnostic scores to help us refine units, plan lessons, and look at how to provide additional support or challenges to our math classes.
After completing the diagnostic assessment, each student is provided with an action plan that shows their knowledge levels in each area of math, as well as specific skill suggestions that help them make progress from where they are. The diagnostic scores are always improving, so please ask your student to share their progress. IXL is accessible from home and students can reach IXL by visiting the BVSD portal. A score of 500 indicates readiness to begin working on 5th grade skills. We know that our students have a variety of skill levels in middle school, which is why we are aiming for at least 100 points of growth, indicating a year’s worth of progress, or an end of year score indicating readiness for the next year’s math class.
LMS Math Team
Library Club winners!
Speechless by Darby Merkel
Rewrite by Lucy LeCuyer
Elsie by Lila Schuchman
The Great Darkness by Dylan Scholtes
Behind the Door by Paige Montgomery
NOTEWORTHY, ONGOING and REPEAT ITEMS
- Bond Proposal Aims to Boost Career and College Readiness for Graduates
This fall, BVSD voters will cast ballots on a $350 million bond-funded school building investment proposal that would create flexible, industry-inspired learning environments at secondary schools to give students the skills and experience they need to confidently transition into today’s dynamic worlds of work or college.
Our community expects public education to provide opportunities that allow every child to succeed. Employers want education to align with workforce needs. BVSD must do more to meet this challenge – at this crucial moment.
Here is a Link to a full article on the BVSD website.
- Please watch the informational video below for more information.
- 8th GRADE GIRLS BASKETBALL - SIGN UP NOW!
- Have you contributed to the Pirate Pride Challenge? Calling all Pirate Families! Remember the days of chocolate and wrapping paper sales, jump-a-thons and jog-a-thons? Louisville Middle has cast these aside and we have replaced them all with "The ONE and ONLY LMS Fundraiser" - The PIRATE PRIDE CHALLENGE. It's quick, it's easy, 100% of the donation goes directly to support your child's education. We suggest $150 per student. Nearly every program at LMS is supported or enhanced with your fundraising dollars. Every student benefits! Donate at this link today!
- LOST AND FOUND!
Unclaimed items will be bagged and donated to charity on Friday, 11/4/22.
- An Important Time to Talk Health Coverage
Is your student without health insurance? Having health insurance is critical for children to thrive at school and in life. Children with health insurance are more likely to complete high school and graduate college compared with their peers who don’t have access to care.
Health coverage for kids benefits everyone. Studies have shown that children with health coverage are less likely to miss school due to illness and are better prepared to learn, meaning fewer missed days of work for parents. Fewer missed school days may also allow kids and teens to stay involved with after-school activities like clubs and sports. Parents can visit Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) to learn more and apply for health coverage.
BVSD Immunization Compliance
During the month of October, BVSD will be sending frequent reminders to families who have students with non-compliant immunization statuses. If you receive a reminder, please consider reaching out to our health room staff for help getting your student in compliance.
We can help you find vaccination resources such as the two special back-to school clinics happening next week - Boulder County information and Broomfield information, how to complete an exemption certificate or help answer questions on what’s required when.
You can check the immunization status of your child in the IC Parent Portal under Health.
We want to keep all students in school, healthy and ready to learn!
Pirates for Climate Action
EASY CLIMATE ACTION: STOP IDLING OUR CARS!
Pirates for Climate Action is encouraging all people in Louisville to work together for cleaner air in Louisville. Climate Change is caused by the burning of fossil fuels and transportation is one of the leading contributors to Greenhouse gas emissions in Colorado.
One easy way to help is to STOP IDLING OUR CARS!
HERE ARE 5 EASY WAYS TO STOP IDLING AND BREATHE EASY!
1. Turn off your ignition if you’re waiting more than 30 seconds
2. Stop idling while the train is passing.
3. Stop idling at school drop-off zones
4. Park and go inside instead of using the drive-thru lane.
5. Warm up your engine by driving slowly, not by idling.
Hello LMS Pirates!
Please use our website for information or feel free to reach out with anything. If the link isn’t working, please visit our website to access the Counselor’s Corner.