The Spark Newsletter

November 28, 2021

Student's Of The Week

A-Gl Student of the Week

The student of the week is Ava Galaviz nominated by Mrs. Slavinski.


Ava is just a genuine person. Passionate about learning and doing well in sports as well. – Lisa Slavinski

Go-O Student of the Week

The student of the week is Acelan Kirby nominated by Cheryl George.


Ava is just a genuine person. Passionate about learning and doing well in sports as well. – Lisa Slavinski

P-Z Student of the Week

The student of the week is Edwin Sanchez nominated by Katie Cummins.


"Edwin is an INCREDIBLE student who always goes the extra mile to assist other students with anything that they may need help with. He is always the first to volunteer when I need help with anything and always someone I can count on. I wish I could keep him all day!"- Katie Cummins

What to expect this week.

  • Front doors will open at 7:15am. First bell rings at 8:15am. when students arrive on campus, they will go to the Gym, until they are released to class.
  • Students who arrive after the 8:15am bell, will receive a Tardy. Unless they have arrived to school on a late bus.
  • November 30th - Zoom Meeting @5:30pm for 2023 NYC / DC Trip (current 7th graders)
  • December 3rd - Window opens for Final Exam Exemption Selection (in Student's Skyward)

2023 New York City/Washington DC Trip

Attention 7th grade parents. Registration is now open for the 2023 8th grade trip to New York City and Washington DC.

  • Students who register by 12/31/2021 will receive the Early Bird registration price of $2,598.00. Students who register by 12/02/2021 will receive an additional $100 off the trip price.
  • Monthly payment plans are available.
  • Register now to secure your spot on the trip!

Sample Itinerary stops in New York include Times Square, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Today Show, Fifth Avenue, Wall Street, the Statue of Liberty, a Broadway show, and an NBA basketball game! In Washington DC, the sample itinerary includes the Smithsonian Museums, Arlington National Cemetery, the US Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial,

the Jefferson Memorial, and much more!

If you have any questions, please contact Coach Walters @

And don’t forget: Parents are invited too!

To learn more about the trip, parents may attend a Zoom meeting on November 30 at 5:30 pm.

Final Exams

Exemption forms will open on Friday, December 3rd.

Forms are ONLY available via the Student's Skyward account.

Parent's login can NOT view the exemption form.

Forms are due in Skyward, by Tuesday, December 7th.

Final Exams begin on Tuesday, December 14th (see schedule below)

7th Grade is allowed 2 Exemptions, 8th Grade is allowed 3 Exemptions

Visit Leaman's website to print the PDF

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Washington DC Trip - 8th Grade


Attention 8th graders and parents. Registration is now open for the 2022 Washington DC and Colonial Virginia trip. The dates of the trip are March 12 to 16, 2022. We will visit some amazing places and you will get to have fun with your friends!

Don’t miss this great trip!

phone number is 800-468-5899

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Order Your School Yearbook

Look for Leaman under "Shop my School"

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Canvas Information

Did you know that LCISD has created a dedicated page that explains Canvas. This is where you can find details on how to log in, videos on how students and parents can utilize Canvas, how to create a parent login and find parent support.

Check it out!!!

Smart Tag Information

This past week, every student received their NEW Smart Tag.

SMART Tag Replacement: If a student has lost or misplaced their Smart Tag - please order a new one by clicking through this link?

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Attendance for 2021-2022

Please review this year's Attendance Procedures for Leaman

Leaman's Attendance Page

  • Absences DO count forwards Exemptions for student's final exams.
  • Excused doctor's notes must be received within FIVE days of the absence

Upcoming Events

December 13th - Last day to order Charger Sweatshirts (see flyer above)

December 13th - 17th - Final Exam Week

December 15th - Final day for Washington DC School Trip

December 17th - Half Day - School Dismissal at 12:15pm

December 20th-31st - Winter Break

Leaman Jr High Admin Team

Michael Semmler - School Principal -

Karl Carlton - Assistant Principal -

Jimitra Granger - 7th Grade Assistant Principal -

Derek Getschow - 8th Grade Assistant Principal -

Leaman Jr High Counselor Team

Kevin Kracker (Alpha A - Gl) -

Anita Oliphant (Alpha Go - O)

LaToya Session (Alpha P - Z)

Sylvia Rodriguez - Counselor's Secretary / Registrar

Additional Information for Leaman Jr High