The Spark Newsletter

August 13, 2021

Welcome to Leaman Jr High

First Day of School: August 23, 2021 * 8:15am - 3:40p
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What to expect at Student Orientation

If you are new to Leaman - Student Orientation is the perfect opportunity
  • to walk the school and locate your classes (schedules will be available via Skyward)
  • find the cafeteria, gyms, art classes, band and choir, plus theatre
  • meet your principals and teachers
  • learn about the various activities and clubs at Leaman
  • Pick up Pre-Ordered school supplies

Before the 1st day of School

Have you completed the following:


  • Beginning of the year forms (available in Skyward only) (see details below)
  • For Major Sports students - have you completed your Rank One profile & turned in your physical?
  • All Incoming 7th Graders - updated immunization records (see details below from the nurse)

School Information

  • School Hours: 8:15am to 3:40pm.
    • For those who require early arrival, the building opens at 7:30am.
    • You may enter via the main front door and proceed to the cafeteria
    • Students’ Schedules:
      • Students go to the Gym. The Large Competition Gym will be for 8th grade only and the Small Competition Gym will be for 7th grade only. Students pick up their schedule. There are 2 different colors of schedules for the two different grades. 7th grade will be YELLOW and 8th grade will be ORANGE. They must give a COLORED schedule to every teacher throughout the first day of school so everyone knows it’s accurate. If a counselor does schedule changes, they will also reprint their schedule on colored paper.

        *8th grade students will be dismissed all at one time. 7th grade will be walked to their 1st period class by their 1st period teacher from the Small Gym.

      • Beginning of the Year Forms: Please be sure to complete your student’s Beginning of the Year forms that can be found in his/her Skyward account.
        • Lunches from Home: For those students bringing a lunch from home, please be aware that, per district sanitation guidelines, microwaves will be available for use.
        • Lunch Deliveries: Leaman does not accept 3rd party lunch delivers for students. No DoorDash, UberEats. GrubHub or any other type of pizza or food delivery. Only family members can deliver lunch to their student. Lunches are left at the front office with the student's name and grade. Please do not deliver fountain drinks, bottled drinks only.
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        Beginning of the year forms

        Need help in understanding how to complete the forms via Skyward

        Click Here for Instructions and a Video

        From the Nurse's Desk

        For additional information or questions.

        Please contact Nurse Boddie kboddie@lcisd.org or (832) 223-5200

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        From Athletics

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        Texas Kids First - Individual Accident - Only Insurance for Students

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        Upcoming Events

        August 18th - Student Orientation

        August 19th - Meet the Chargers

        August 23rd - First Day of School!

        Aug 23-27 - Football Equipment Pick Up

        August 25th - Volleyball Tryouts Begin

        August 30th - Football Practice Begins

        September 6th - Student/Staff Holiday

        September 24th - Student/Staff Holiday

        October 1st - End of 1st 6 Weeks

        How to connect and stay in touch with what is happening at Leaman

        • Leaman sends weekly newsletters in a Skyalert blast (email listed in your Skyward account).
        • Monitor our Facebook and Twitter pages for daily updates.

        Leaman Jr High Admin Team

        Michael Semmler - School Principal - msemmler@lcisd.org

        Karl Carlton - Assistant Principal - kcarlton@lcisd.org

        Jimitra Granger - 7th Grade Assistant Principal - jimitra.granger@lcisd.org

        Derek Getschow - 8th Grade Assistant Principal - derek.getschow@lcisd.org

        Leaman Jr High Counselor Team

        Kevin Kracker (Alpha A - Gl) - kkracker@lcisd.org

        Anita Oliphant (Alpha Go - O) anita.oliphant@lcisd.org

        LaToya Session (Alpha P - Z) lsession@lcisd.org


        Sylvia Rodriguez - Counselor's Secretary / Registrar srodriguez@lcisd.org

        Additional Information for Leaman Jr High