LMS e-blast

5 May 2021

Pie in the Face Contest!!!

One of our lucky administrators will get a pie in the face during teacher appreciation week! Cast your vote using the link below for who you would like to see get "pied." You may vote more than once.


Pie in the Face voting form

PTO News

Family Tech Talk

Technology is changing fast, and many of us are struggling to stay one-step ahead of our kids. Join us for a conversation about the opportunities and challenges our LMS families and kids’ have experienced with technology on TUESDAY, MAY 11 at 7 p.m. From TikTok to Zoom to Online Gaming, hear some best practices on how to help your kids use the internet in safe and healthy ways from MicroTrend expert, Lynnette Owens. There will be ample opportunity to raise your concerns and ask questions, too! Ms. Owens is the Founder and Global Director of Trend Micro’s Internet Safety for Kids and Families program with the mission of helping kids around the world become great digital citizens. Founded in 2008, the program has now reached over 2.8 million students, parents and teachers in 20 countries.


Event link: https://trendmicro.zoom.us/j/95501397323?pwd=SE1RWEZzUHpTL0h2VndFckJxTmtsdz09


Passcode: 830432

LMS families, please help us START STRONG in fall 2021! Since we were unable to do our usual fundraising activities, we will start next year with about $10,000 less than normal. We’d love your support, of any amount, so we can continue to fund classroom and enrichment activities at LMS.

Big picture
Big picture
We are eager to welcome someone into this VERY IMPORTANT role for 21-22! If you are interested in this position or know someone who might be, please contact Keeley Tuggle at ktuggle@randolphcollege.edu
Big picture
Big picture

News from the Counseling Department

8th-Grade Promotion Ceremony:

Big picture

THIS WEEK’S TOP STORIES


May is Mental Health Awareness Month


May is Mental Health Awareness Month and it is just around the corner! Let’s all pledge to support mental health, depression, and suicide prevention education in middle and high schools across the country. Join us in our efforts to ensure no teen feels alone and to promote good mental health.


The Positivity Pledge Calendar creates an opportunity for individuals to commit to 31 days focused on positive actions, helping others, self-care, and establishing good habits for positive mental health. Examples of daily activities include spreading the love by sending a healthy snack to those in need; making a list of traits you love about yourself; and finding time for self-reflection. This is an opportunity for all of us to focus on ourselves while also working together to make the world a better place.


Dates for your Calendar:

SOL Testing:

  • Monday, May 10th - remote Science testing (7A, 8 and Earth Science

  • Tues. & Thurs., May 11th & 13th - Science test (7A, 8 and Earth Science)

May 11th - Current 6th grade hybrid students begin 4 days/week instruction

May 27th - 8th Grade Drive-thru Promotion Ceremony

June 2nd - Last day of school


Preparing for School Year 2021-22

Rising 6th-grade Students

If you know anyone who has a rising 6th-grade student for 2021-2022, please share our LMS Video with them.


CURRENT 8th GRADE STUDENTS

If you were not able to participate in the Virtual Moving-Up Night on Tuesday evening, April 20th, here is a copy of the Moving Up Night Presentation that was discussed, a video of the program, and questions/answers from the chat during the program. This is the link to the 9th Grade Course Selection Form you will need to complete to choose your classes for next year. If you have questions regarding how to complete this form, please contact your ECG School Counselor.


If you intend to expunge your grade in Algebra I, Algebra II, Earth Science, or Spanish/French/Latin, you will receive an Expunge Form from your teacher, or you can print a copy of the form, get it signed by your parent and return it to LMS by JUNE 30, 2021. If the form is not received at LMS by June 30th, you may return it to ECG before AUGUST 1, 2021. After August 1st, no changes can be made to your high school transcript.


COVID-19 Impacted Assistance

If your household is behind on rent, mortgage, or utility payments because you lost income due to COVID-19, contact:

Interfaith Outreach: 434-846-6098

LynCAG: 434-455-1601


TECHNOLOGY

Who do I contact if my student needs technical assistance? LCS Student Tech Assistance


LMS INFORMATION

Where can I find information specific to LMS?

LMS Website

LMS Counseling Department Website

Mrs. Casler's Virtual Office


RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

Resource Folder

Greater Good Magazine

VA is for Learners

Region #1 Children's Crisis Line


RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

Resource Folder

Expert Recommended Resources to Help Teens and Young Adults Navigate Life's Challenges


COMMUNITY PROGRAMS and LINKS


VA Tech Talent Search - Talent Search is for students in sixth through 12th grade, the Talent Search program identifies students with potential and assists them in overcoming obstacles to pursuing higher education. Talent Search is committed to removing barriers to social and economic equality by supporting all participants in achieving their educational goals. Talent Search is currently doing a ‘push’ to increase their enrollment and will provide stipends ($$$) to students who participate in their program. They are asking that students sign-up by mid-May so they can be enrolled into some of the exciting summer programs they have planned.


Talent Search will provide participants with a variety of free educational, cultural, and social programs, such as:

  • Career exploration

  • Study skills and individual tutoring

  • Financial aid information and tips

  • ACT/SAT fee waivers and prep

  • Visits to college campuses

  • Help with completing college admissions and financial aid applications

  • Technology assistance

  • Workshops for families of participants

Who is eligible?

Talent Search works primarily with students who would be the first in their family to complete a college degree and are from low-income households, but we can provide services to any student needing help preparing for college.

VA Tech Talent Search Application


Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth - CTY is a nonprofit dedicated to identifying and developing the talents of academically advanced pre-college students around the world. Talent Search is the gateway to CTY. It's an advanced assessment that will help identify your child's strengths. Receiving a qualifying score can earn your student the opportunity to enroll in summer and online programs. Apply to CTY using the Talent Search application form if you want to test for eligibility. Talent Search


Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.


Rene James

Counselor for students: A-M

jameser@lcsedu.net


Laura Casler

Counselor for students: N-Z

caslerlr@lcsedu.net


LMS Counseling Department: 515-5332

Big picture
Big picture

Athletics Department

Football- There will be a football interest meeting at 2:45 PM on May 13th in the Main Gym. Anyone interested in playing football next year please attend this meeting. If you are involved in another sport just drop by and let Coach McCall and Coach Calloway know that you will be playing next fall.


Boys Soccer will host Brookville on Wednesday, May 5th at 5:30 PM. On Monday, May 10th they will play Amherst also at Linkhorne, and kickoff is set for 6:00 PM. On Thursday, May 13th the team will play the Glass JV team at City Stadium. (Parents you will need to bring your kids to the stadium and also pick them up.) The game is scheduled to start at 5:30.


Girls Soccer will not have any games this week.


Track will be in action on Tuesday, May 4th here at Linkhorne. The meet will start at 5:30 PM. The team will then travel to Sandusky on May 13th for their next meet. The meet will start at 5:30.


Tennis will be at Dunbar on Thursday, May 6th for their first match which will start at 4:30.


If you attend any of these activities masks must be worn.

Big picture

Jag Swag- Last Chance!

Friday, May 7th is the last day to order Jag Swag!!!! Don't wait. Place your order today!


Jag Swag Shirt Order Form

My School Bucks for Shirt Orders


Looking for a creative way to show your Jaguar Spirit? We have just what you NEED!!

You won’t find a better price anywhere else!


Short Sleeve T-Shirt - $10

Long Sleeve T-Shirt - $15

Hoodie - $20

Select one of 4 designs OR select ALL 4

Shirts are made of 100% Cotton-Preshrunk


Our Mission is to provide creative affordable spirit items to the LMS community.

This sale is a part of an entrepreneurship project for Mrs.Stephens’ enrichment classes. All customization will be produced by students. Through this project students have been exploring all aspects of becoming an Entrepreneur including market research, creating a business plan, marketing, production, sales, and profit/loss reports. A portion of the proceeds will be reinvested into the LMS Jag Swag company to expand our offerings to include other Spirit items, and a portion will be used to benefit the LMS community.

You may pay for your cup using MY SCHOOL BUCKS on the LMS website.

Please see the pictures below for the t-shirt design options.


Tumblers are still available if you missed them!

You can order them Here Jag Swag Tumbler Order Form My School Bucks Tumbler Link
Jag Swag Commercial
Big picture

From the Nurse

Attention 7th-grade parents!!

As we kick-off registration for the 21-22 school year, please be aware that Virginia has NEW vaccine requirements for students entering the 7th grade. Your student will need the TDAP, meningococcal, and the HPV vaccines. See the attachments below for more details.

Big picture
Securly

How to monitor your child's online activity on the school-issued Chromebook