Steelers in the Middle

We are ALL in @LMS!! April 2019

Note from the Principal...

A big thank you to our staff, students, and parents in helping us to maintain a focus on learning during our recent ELA testing. Our 6th and 7th graders accomplished computer based testing and all were very flexible during some of the problems that we faced. Math testing is on it's way May 1st and 2nd. Please encourage your child to arrive to school well rested and on time on those days. We will be doing paper based testing for math.


Want to see respectful, responsible, and safe students enjoying a fast paced game of dodgeball? Join us April 18th at 1:30pm in the gym to see our PBIS Dodgeball Event. We have 4 teams battling it out to earn the title of Best Dodgeball Team at Lackawanna Middle School for 2018-19. It's sure to be a great time.


Third quarter report cards are in the mail. Please be sure to review your student's report card with him or her and let us know here at school if you'd like to come in and meet with your child's team of teachers.


We are all in @LMS!! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.


Beth Schill, LMS Principal bschill@lackawannaschools.org

Please share the CYBER RULES below with your student...

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Happenings in the Middle...

April 18 PBIS Dodgeball Event in the gym @1:30pm

April 19-April 26 Spring Recess

May 1 & 2 Math Testing

May 7 Spring Concert

May 14 No School Superintendent Conference Day

May 21 Half Day of School/Recognition Breakfast @8:30am

May 24 & 27 No School Memorial Day Weekend

June 3 Science Testing Grade 8

June 6 Field trip for 6th grade

June 11 Half Day of School 10:30am dismissal

8th Grade End of Year Events...

We are starting two new traditions for our 8th graders. An 8th grade dance and a Moving UP Ceremony.


The 8th grade Dance will be on June 14th in the courtyard from 6:30-8:00pm. Students should dress semi-formal with shorts, jeans and t-shirts not allowed. Tickets are $5. There will be a photo booth and a taco bar!! Students must be passing classes and have great behavior and excellent attendance to attend.


8th Grade Moving Up will be June 24th in the auditorium @12:30pm. Entrance will begin at 12:15pm to the aud. Please do not park in the U Drive as you will be blocked in by buses. We can't wait to have our 8th grade parents join us in moving our 8th graders up to 9th grade!

#Spark!...

We are very excited about the opportunity to offer #Spark to our 7th graders after school on Tuesday's starting. We currently have 12 7th grade students attending.


#Spark is an enrichment “zone” focusing on how science, technology, engineering, and math all work together. It will spark innovation and exploration though hands- on, fun activities. Each month students will explore a new and exciting “pod” and try their hand in areas such as engineering design, electricity, and biomedical science.

Recognition Breakfast...

Join us at the next Recognition breakfast on May 21st at 8:30am in the cafeteria. Invitations will be coming home with invited students.


It's easy to get an invitation. Have perfect attendance! Or be on High Honor Roll! Or be a great example of the 7 habits!

8th Grade Social Studies...

8th Grade Social Studies students learned about the following topics during the month of March; The Roaring Twenties, The Great Depression, The New Deal, and World War 2. 8th Grade Social Studies students also completed a New Deal Time Line poster project.

7th Grade Science...

Students in Mr. Miller, Mrs. Zahn and Mrs. Caldwell’s seventh grade science classroom have been raising brown trout since receiving the eggs in October of 2018. The trout are doing well! The class has two fruit fly cultures, which are reproducing to provide a sustainable food source for the young trout. In addition to providing the brown trout with a consistent source of live food, the fruit flies provide students with an opportunity to witness the various stages of metamorphosis.
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Paws of Love Joins 6th grade...

We have truly enjoyed having Paws of Love join us every Tuesday. Two dogs visit along with their people friends and our students get to pet, read to, talk to and learn about the dogs. It's been a great experience. A huge thank you to Ms Chini for running this program for us. And thank you to Ms Burke for letting the whole class have this fantastic opportunity.
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