LMS Parent Newsletter

May 2-6, 2022

It's Teacher Appreciation Week!

LMS Parents/Guardians

Hello Timberwolf FamiLee!


It's Teacher Appreciation Week! We want to give a shout-out to our extraordinary teachers for working towards our mission of Learning, Motivating, and Serving. We know that we are so lucky to have each of them in our FamiLee. Feel free to send a kind note or email and help us celebrate their dedication and support of our students.


Also, this week is the last week before Milestones testing. Please encourage your student to stay focused in the classroom and set their goals for success. During testing, students will be able to earn tickets to place in a drawing for many of our amazing gift baskets sponsored by staff and clubs. We displayed the baskets today, during lunch, so feel free to ask them about our GMAS incentive prizes.


As always, we would like to thank you for sending your child to us each week. We are dedicated to our mission of Learning, Motivating, and Serving our Timberwolves.


Have a great week!

Upcoming Events

Student Activities

Monday- May 2, 2022

  • Teacher Appreciation Week!
  • For Rising 8th graders (Civics/Spanish Registration)
  • Dental Van
  • Drama Club (3:45-5:00pm)
  • Afterschool Remediation 3:45-4:45pm
  • Builders' Club (3:45-4:30pm)


Tuesday- May 3, 2022

  • Salt and Light (7:30-8:00am)
  • Environmental Club (3:45-4:30pm)
  • Battle of the Books (3:30-4:30pm)
  • Chorus Rehearsal in the Gym (4:00-5:00pm)
  • Advanced Band- After school practice (4:00-5:00pm)


Wednesday- May 4, 2022


  • Drama Club (3:45-6:30pm)
  • Afterschool Remediation (3:45-4:45pm)


Thursday- May 5, 2022

  • Spring Band Concert (6:00-8:00pm)
  • Drama Club (3:45-5:00pm)
  • Da Vinci Art Club (3:45-4:30pm)
  • Mrs. Hanners Celebration- 4:00pm


Friday- May 6, 2022


  • Drama Club Performance (6:30pm)


5/8/22- Happy Mother's Day!

5/9-5/13 GMAS Testing

5/12 Spring Chorus Concert

5/13 22-23 Civics/Spanish Registration is due

5/19 Social Studies Exam

5/20 8th Grade Dance

5/20-5/21 County Honor Band @ Nixon Center

5/23 ELA Exam

5/24 Math Exam

5/25 Science Exam

5/26 Awards Program (May 26, 2022-All day during Connections)

5/27 Last Day of School Activities

Our Mission in Action- Learning, Motivating, and Serving!

Remembering Mrs. Hanners

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We will celebrate Mrs. Hanners on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 4:00pm. Our school is planting an oak tree in front of the school to honor her legacy of our mission of Learning, Motivating, and Serving. We miss her dearly, and we would like to invite our students, staff, and parents to attend, so we can remember her together. We look forward to seeing you!

8th Grade Dance Theme- It's A Garden Party!

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8th Grade Dance is May 20th!



Date: Friday, May 20, 2022

Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Cost: $20.00


  • Contest for Best Dressed

  • Dinner/Dessert/Tea, Lemonade, Water

  • DJ will provide music

  • On-site photographer (Photo Included)

  • Additional Photos- $5.00 each





Student dress code: “Sunday Best”

Girls-

  • Dress conservatively- no skin exposed on mid-drift, or low back

  • Straps preferred, wide or spaghetti okay… if strapless, must have accompanying shawl

  • Must be appropriate length--- no mini’s.

Boys-

  • Dress conservatively- dress slacks, button down shirt with tie and nice shoes required.

  • Suit is optional, but shirts are to be tucked in during the dance… no low riding pants or exposed undergarments.

Failure to comply with dress code will result in being sent home!

Outdoor Classroom Donations Needed

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Parents,

As we have continued making improvements on our greenhouse, we are excited about making this area of our campus an outdoor classroom for our students. Our vision is to create groups of four Adirondack chairs in different areas of the landscape around the greenhouse. We are looking for donations of Adirondack chairs to make this happen. We have priced them at Lowe's at $27.98 per chair. Currently, they are in stock and in a variety of colors: red, light blue, blue, and gray. We appreciate any assistance you can provide to make this vision a reality for our school.


Thank you,

Mrs. Singleton

Calling All Parents of Current 7th Graders!

Civics/Spanish High School Credit Registration Classes- Due May 13th

Dear Parents of Rising 8th Grade Students:


Lee Middle School will offer American Government/Civics and Spanish I for high school credit for the 2022-2023 academic year. These courses meet the 9-12 grade Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) and will be taught by middle school certified teachers holding a valid 6-12 grade Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) certification in the subject area. These courses will follow GPS requirements as well as any associated End of Course Test or Student Growth Assessment (SGA) requirements. This is a great opportunity for your student to earn high school credit at the middle school level.


American Government/Civics and Spanish I are both year-long (two-semester) courses offered for high school credit to 8th grade students. Enrollment is on a space-available basis and requires parental permission/approval. Middle school teachers, counselors, and administrators will work collaboratively in the identification of 8th grade students requesting enrollment who have demonstrated readiness for high school coursework and student requirements.


You should know that once the student is enrolled, we will only honor parent requests for schedule changes before the end of the 1st nine week grading period. A student dropping out of a year-long class for high school credit and completing just one nine week period will receive the grade earned up to that point. That grade will be reflected on the student’s middle school report card as a regular middle school course.


The American Government/Civics class will be taught during 6th period connections and is a year-long course. Students will be required to take the GMAS 8th grade Social Studies test in the spring and the high school American Government/Civics Student Learning Objective (SLO) pre and post assessment.

Spanish I introduces the Spanish language emphasizing listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. One high school credit will be given from evidence of course completion as demonstrated by a final course grade of 70 or higher on a numerical scale. Students will be required to take the high school Spanish I Student Learning Objective (SLO) pre and post assessment.

High school level courses taken and passed in middle school will count towards the 28 total units required to graduate from high school. The grade earned will post to the transcript and become a part of the student’s overall GPA. However, as per current HOPE scholarship guidelines, this grade will not be used to calculate HOPE scholarship eligibility. Please become familiar with HOPE guidelines and future HOPE changes so that you know how this might affect your child.

This is a great opportunity for your child to earn high school credit during the 8th grade year, however it is important to look at their current course load (gifted, non-gifted classes, science fair, etc.) and any extra-curricular activities that may impact their enjoyment and success of taking a high school credit class.

Please complete the High School Credit form on the Lee Middle School website to express interest in the high school credit course your student would like to be scheduled for in the 2022-2023 school year. The High School Credit form is on the website, however, you can click this link- https://forms.gle/ZHGyJG2S5ghy9hfp9 to complete. Registration will close on May 13th. By completing the form on time, your student will be scheduled or placed on a waitlist for the next available space.

Sincerely,


Gamal Kemp

Principal


High School Credit at the Middle School Level


Q: Can a student receive high school credit while in middle school?

A: Yes, select courses will be offered for high school credit at specific middle schools and CEC.


Q: Will the numerical average that is earned in the high school course be calculated in a student’s high school Grade Point Average (GPA)?

A: Yes, the numerical average will be included in the high school transcript and will be included in the student’s high school GPA.


Q: Will the numerical average affect HOPE Scholarships?

A: Coweta County follows the guidelines that are set by HOPE. Please contact a representative from Georgia Student Finance Commission at https://gsfc.georgia.gov/.


Q: Can a student take the high school course and then decline the credit?

A: No. If a student chooses to participate in the high school course, the course credit will count and the credit earned will post to the high school transcript.


Q: Can a student take a high school course for Pass/Fail credit instead of taking a numerical average?

A: No. Courses taken must have a corresponding numerical average.


Q: What are some of the benefits of taking a high school course at the middle school level?

A: The middle school student can ease into an adjustment of what high school courses are like while earning high school credit. Taking a high school course during middle school also frees up the student’s high school plan of study, allowing for more academic, elective, dual enrollment, or advanced placement courses.

7th Annual Keris Kares Royal Run- May 21, 2022

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Keris was a proud kindergarten graduate of Newnan Crossing Elementary School. She was a vibrant and faithful child who bravely battled a rare form of pediatric brain cancer, Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), from the age of 4 until she transitioned at 6. Our driving motivation is to pay it forward and bless other families the same way the community blessed Keris. Funds from this event help fund the Keris Kares for the Arts program which provides art supplies for elementary school art teachers.

We’d love to see your faculty and students come out and support Keris’ legacy! This event has been approved by the Board of Education to share.

**The schools with the most Royal Run Newnan registrations will receive a $500 Gift Card from Academy Sports and Donuts from Heirloom Bakery & Co.! Their Donut Drop Rapid Response Truck will deliver to the school! **

Please sign up today with the customized link for your school and help us to FIGHT LIKE A KID!

If you’d like to join this Team SignUp, click the link below.

https://runsignup.com/Race/Register/RaceGroup-1065543?raceId=47539&formfill=%7B%22email%22%3A%22keriskares%40gmail.com%22%2C%22fname%22%3A%22keris%22%2C%22lname%22%3A%22kares%22%7D

Save the Date! May 26th- Honors Program

We will celebrate our students on Thursday, May 26th during each grade level's Connections classes. We will be sending invitations in the mail to the family of those students who will be receiving special recognition during the Awards Ceremony. However, all parents are welcome to attend. Please note the following times for each grade level:


  • 7th grade- 8:30-10:00am
  • 6th grade- 11:05-12:35pm
  • 8th grade- 2:00-3:25pm

Athletics Information

Athletics Information

** Tickets are sold at the home games for $5.00.

** Concessions will be sold at all home games.


Pep Squad Information:

Pep Squad Sponsor - Lauren Taliaferro - lauren.taliaferro@cowetaschools.net

Pep Squad Sponsor - Ashley Burton - ashley.burton@cowetaschools.net


April 18, 2022 - There will be a Pep Squad Parent Meeting and fitting from 5:00pm - 6:00pm.


Track Information:

Girls' Track Coach Patrick Harris - patrick.harris@cowetaschools.net

Boys' Track Coach Shaun Dailey - shaunm.dailey@cowetaschools.net


Track practice for both the boys' and girls' teams will take place each off day from 4:00 - 5:00.


Track Meets: All Meets Start at 4:30

April 19: Seldon West/East Meet Field Events at East Coweta High School

April 20: Seldon West/East Meet Running Events at East Coweta High School

April 26: CCMSAL Finals Field Events at East Coweta High School

April 27: CCMSAL Finals Running Events at East Coweta High School


**East Coweta High School Volleyball Try-outs for rising 9th Graders

High School Contact: Matt Hauert - matt.hauert@cowetaschools.net


The East Coweta High School volleyball team will be holding tryouts on May 9 thru May 13 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm in Thrower Gym. Paperwork must be completed on DragonFly by Friday May 6, 2022.

See www.eastcowetavolleyball.com for details


Athletic Requirements and Eligibility

All seventh and eighth grade students interested in trying out for athletic teams must have a completed physical on file at Lee Middle School. All students must also be passing 5 out of 6 classes.


Athletic Physicals

Here is the link for physicals-click here.

PTSO (LMS FamLee Den)

Hello parents,

We had a great start to supporting our Timberwolves during first semester. The attached document contains a summary of our first semester events, current account balance, and upcoming events for the second semester. The links within the document are best viewed on a desktop or laptop. Please let us know if you have any questions or are interested in knowing more about serving as a PTSO parent representative for the 2022-2023 school year.

Please email us at lmsptsoden@gmail.com.


Again, Your current PTSO parent representatives will complete their final tour of middle school in May. That means there are at least two open positions to fill for the 2022-2023 school year. If you're interested in serving as a parent representative please email us for more information.


SPIRIT NIGHTS: Must mention Lee Middle School


April 15th at Junction Lanes (141 Newnan Station Drive Newnan) 5-7 pm - Price is $10 per person for 2 games and shoes


Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2nd through May 6th. Look for more details after Spring Break.





Michelle O'Bryan

LMS PTSO Parent Representative

Please visit LMS Student Spirit Wear On-line STORE in collaboration with Coweta Sports located at 1774 GA-154 #6, Sharpsburg, GA 30277. When you place your on-line order, Coweta Sports will contact you when your item is ready for pick-up. If you have any questions, please contact Coweta Sports:




Hours:

Opens 9AM -5PM



Phone: (770) 251-4338

Dress Code

Dress Code Guidelines


As students transition from elementary school to middle school, the dress code is adjusted for this age level. These guidelines are set by the district.

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Transportation Reminders

School begins at 8:20am.



Morning Car Riders:


  • Parents may drop students off at the FRONT of the school, beginning at 7:30am.



Afternoon Car Riders:

  • Dismissal begins at 3:25pm
  • Please wait in your car and follow staff instructions for loading.
  • Once students have been dismissed to the car loading zone, staff will direct traffic (two car lanes)
  • Parents CANNOT pick up students in the middle parking lot between Lee and Willis Rd.
  • Please encourage your student to pay attention to the car line and where you are located. If your student has not entered the car by the time the line is dismissed, you will need to pull around the circle again.


Bus riders:


  • Bus riders MUST wear a mask on the school bus. Please ensure your child has a mask each day.
  • If you are unsure of your child's bus or pick-up time, please contact Transportation at 770-251-1547 or review the Coweta County Transportation Website
  • Please review the Frequently Asked Questions
  • To receive updates regarding afternoon bus information, sign up for our Bus REMIND: Text @9FA6HB to 81010
  • Please click HERE to review bus rules with your child. Some gentle reminders- Students are not allowed to eat on the bus or play loud music. They should sit in their seat and face forward.
  • If a student needs to ride a bus other than the assigned bus, the student must bring a note from the parent/guardian with a telephone number for verification. Once verified, these request are honored if space allows. Transportation notes will be accepted in the form of a written letter, an email, or by fax.
  • Students do not need a transportation note to change from a car to bus or vice versa on a given day. Notes are only needed if a a student is riding a bus that is not their regular assigned bus (for example, going home with a friend on a different bus)

School Clinic and Medication

The LMS Clinic is open daily from 7:30-3:30pm. Our school nurse, Meta Thompson, assists students who become sick or injured while at school and dispenses medications prescribed by physicians. Whenever it is necessary for your child to receive medication at school, the following policy must be followed:



  • A school nurse or designee may administer medication provided all of the requirements are met.
  • All medicine shall be in its original labeled container or prescription bottle.
  • Written instructions for prescription medication must be from a doctor or physician's assistant authorized to prescribe medicine. How to administer, amount to be administered, time to be administered, must be shown.
  • A written request by the parent or guardian must be made to the school nurse to administer any medication.
  • Please contact the school nurse at 770-251-1547 if you have any questions.

About Us

Lee Middle School opened in 2006. The school was named in honor of Robert E. Lee, who served as Superintendent of Coweta County Schools from 1969-1989. Lee Middle School is under the leadership of newly named principal, Mr. Gamal Kemp. The school's vision is to build student leaders and instill the value of Learning, Motivating, and Serving. Go Timberwolves!