Langston Life

January 2023

Thank you for your participation!

Thank you to everyone that supported their LMS student during the orchestra, band, and/or choir concerts in December! The concerts were well-attended by parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, and other relatives and our students performed wonderfully! It was wonderful to hear what our musicians have been learning the first semester of school and I am already looking forward to spring concerts!

Teaching and Learning

The last day of the first semester is this Thursday, January 12th and report cards will be sent home sometime next week. Please talk with your student about what they can do to end the quarter as strongly as possible and help them set goals for next semester.

On Tuesday, January 17th and Wednesday, January 18th, all students at Langston will complete the i-Ready reading and math diagnostics with make-ups the remainder of the week. Information gained from the diagnostics will help inform instruction and instructional groups during the second semester. Please encourage your student to apply their best effort so that we can offer the support and enrichment needed to help each reach their full potential.

Need additional math support? Mr. Markus and Mrs. Brua will begin offering "Drop-In" after-school math tutoring this month. Students and families are welcome to register daily as needed or can make long-range tutoring plans with Mr. Markus or Mrs. Brua. Mr. Markus and Mrs. Brua may also recommend students for tutoring. Please use the Tutoring Link to register your student!

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support

CONGRATULATIONS to JOANNA TATUM, JAYDEN GREEN, & SKYLER REEVES for being our December IB "Communicators" of the month! Communicators understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.

A HUGE thank you to Mrs. Angney for working with Principal Hicks to complete a grant application where Langston was awarded $2500 from our local Walmart to use in support of PBIS! Thank you, Walmart!!!

Have you checked your student's LiveSchool account information? Students are awarded points in each class each day for various reasons and LiveSchool points can then be used to purchase special incentives and privileges in classrooms and in The Nest. LiveSchool parent login information will be sent home with report cards next week.

Family Engagement

Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on February 16th and 22nd from 3:30-7pm. Conferences are a great time to discuss students' first-semester progress as well as their progress into the second semester. Also, 8th-grade families should be on the lookout for information from OHS about High School Parent Information Night that will be held on the evening of February 23rd.

Thanks to Mrs. Margo Fox for bringing the Scripps National Spelling Bee to Langston! Each ELA classroom is in the process of holding individual spelling bees and the winners from each class will compete on Tuesday, January 31st at 5pm in Langston's gymnasium. The top four spellers from Langston's competition will move forward to participate in the Lorain County Spelling Bee! All are welcome to join us as we cheer on our spelling bee champions on January 31st at Langston!

Dates to Remember

  • January 12th - Last Day of the 2nd Quarter
  • January 13th - Records Day - No School for Students
  • January 16th - MLK Day - No School
  • January 17th - First Day of 3rd Quarter
  • January 17th & 18th - iReady Diagnostic
  • January 31st - Spelling Bee @ LMS @5pm