LCMS Weekly Newsletter

By Tami Gunset

Student Holiday - Feb. 26

There will be no school Friday, Feb. 26. This will be a staff development day. Students will report back to school Monday, March 1.


What a wonderful warmer weekend, hope you were able to enjoy it! I hope you enjoyed your time with family this past week! It is hard to believe we have one week left in February and only three weeks before Spring Break.

The end of the third nine-week grading period is upon us, so please be looking at your child's grades in Skyward. March 5 is the last day of the grading period.

It is important that your child comes in for morning tutorials with their teachers in the classes they are struggling in. Teachers are available at 7:55am each morning.

7th and 8th grade Morning Drop Off

Parents now that there is no morning basketball practice we are able to use the new gym for 7th and 8th grade holding in the morning if they arrive between 7:15am and 8:05am. If your child eats breakfast they may go to cafeteria. Thanks for making this adjustment as I feel this would be a much better holding area for our students. Thanks

Congratulations to our Varsity Lady Pirate Basketball team!

We are so proud of our HS Girl's Varsity Basketball team on their victory in the Area Round of the state playoffs. Good Luck and bring another gold ball home.


Lubbock-Cooper (home)


Canutillo (away)

Wednesday, Feb. 24th @ 4:00pm

at Fort Stockton High School

All tickets sold at the gate.

Any and all fans/family can attend.

$5 adults, $3 students

Current 6th and 7th Grade Scheduling

We are already starting to look at next year's schedules! We will be having a 10-15 minute meeting with current 6th and 7th grade students right after lunch on Monday, February 22. We will be explaining their schedule cards to them. Teachers will be giving schedule cards to hand out to students during specific class periods (Black Day fourth period for sixth grade and Black Day fifth period for 7th grade).

Schedule cards are due on Tuesday, March 2 to their sixth period Red Day teacher!

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Please consider helping our STUDENTS!

Updated Link

Spring Break Food Boxes (Click Here)

Please help out our student that need food boxes over Spring Break. We can also accept monetary donations due to time and weather setting us back a bit. Thanks for your support!

Yearbook Sales

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Lady Pirate Hoopsters

Sign your Lady Pirate up for Lady Pirate Hoopsters by midnight on Saturday, February 27!

Visit for more information.

Two Week Calendar Events

Monday, February 22 - Tennis - Girls Red Team @ Iron (4:30pm)

Monday, February 22- Tennis - Boys Red Team @ LCMS Courts (4:30pm)

Tuesday, February 23 - Tennis - Girls Black Team @ Iron (4:30pm)

Tuesday, February 23 - Tennis - Boys Black Team @ LCMS Courts (4:30pm)

Thursday, February 25 - School Board Meeting @ CO (7:00pm)

Thursday, February 25 - Tennis - Girls White Team @ Irons (4:30pm)

Thursday, February 25 - Tennis - Boys White Team @ LCMS Courts (4:30pm)

Friday, February 26 - Student Holiday/Staff Professional Development

Tuesday, March 2 - Girls Track @ Chapman Field (4:30pm)

Wednesday, March 3 - Boys Track @ LCMS Track (4:30pm)


TEA to Issue Waivers for Emergency Weather Event

In light of the recent school cancelations, the Texas Education Agency is allotting waivers to schools for the emergency weather event in order to prevent schools from needing to make up any necessary cancellations. LCISD campuses have also banked enough minutes throughout the year to avoid any makeup days at this time.

Semester Final Exemption Criteria

Due to STAAR testing being so late in the semester, we will implement exemptions for the second semester.

In order to exempt a final, a student must have at least an 75 average for the semester and meet the following attendance requirements:

  • No more than three tardies in any one period (If the class is double-blocked, students cannot have five or more tardies for any one period to be eligible for an exemption)

  • No more than three absences in any one period of the class the student wants to exempt (If the class is double-blocked, students cannot have five or more absences for any one period to be eligible for an exemption)

  • Perfect attendance exemptions can be used for a class with a 70 average or above, as long as the student has met attendance requirements

  • Through unit assessment data, students must show progress through the spring semester

  • Library and Cafeteria fines need to be reconciled before exemptions can be signed for academics


Each month, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal and Ron Haley & Associates will recognize one teacher as the Amazing Teacher of the Month and they will be featured in print and on our publication’s website.

The Teacher of the Month will be eligible to win a national $5,000 monthly prize for themselves and $5,000 for their school! Whether you’re a student who’s learned from a great teacher, or a parent, here’s your chance to recognize an exemplary local teacher.

Nominate an educator to be recognized as the Amazing Teacher of the Month

and show them just how grateful you are for the work they put in.

Make your nominations now at and share this email with your friends and colleagues. The more nominations made, the better the odds are at winning a national prize!

Community News Services

Free Meals Available Through the End of the School Year

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently issued flexibilities enabling Lubbock-Cooper ISD to provide free school meals for all students through the end of this school year.

On Monday, September 14, reimbursable school meals were made available to all Lubbock-Cooper ISD students at no cost. A reimbursable school meal includes at least one serving of fruits or vegetables and at least two servings of meat, grain, and/or dairy. (A standard school meal is considered reimbursable.) This opportunity has been extended through the end of the 2020-21 school year.

Students will still be charged for additional servings and a la carte food items. If you wish to apply money to your child's account to allow them to purchase additional servings or a la carte food items, please visit

Bringing Your Student Lunch

  • If you are bringing your student lunch, please be sure to check in at the Front Office. Due to safety concerns, you are unable to drop off lunch at the Cafeteria. Please make sure that you are only bringing lunch to your child, please do not bring lunch for other students.
Students who need iPad support can now access SAiL Tech Support through the following link. There they will find self-guided support for a variety of technology issues they might be experiencing. This link is also available via the SAiL Technology Support app now located on each student's iPad.
SAiL Tech Support Site!

Click here for support!

To report an absence, please contact

Melissa Atencio
Attendance Clerk
806-863-7104 ext. 4014

How to contact us.

Tami Gunset


Jason Atcheson

Assistant Principal

Cathy Barnhill

Assistant Principal

Megan Cooper


To report an absence, please contact

Melissa Atencio
Attendance Clerk
806-863-7104 ext. 4014

The District provides space on its newsletter for organizations to post their events. Such posting does not indicate any endorsement by the District.

LCMS Staff Webpages

Click her to view teacher's webpages. You can find school supplies list and other information.

Lunch Menu

Did you know that you can view your child's lunch menu online and on your mobile device? Download the Nutrislice app! You are even able to sign up for menu emails!

2019-2020 School Report Card for LCMS

Please see the attached documents regarding the 2019-20 School Report Card for Lubbock-Cooper Middle School.

The purpose of the SRC is to inform parents and guardians about a campus’ individual characteristics and its academic performance. Due to COVID-19, all campuses and districts received a label of Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster for the 2019–20 school year. Therefore, several data points have not been updated, including STAAR® and academic growth data.