We have nine days left of the 2015-16 school year. There is still a lot left on the calendar so please be sure to mark your calendars.

THE 21ST CENTURY AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM ENDED ON THE MAY 12, SO WE WILL NOT HAVE A 5:15 PM BUS RUNNING IN THE EVENING. ALL STUDENTS NEED TO RIDE THEIR REGULARLY SCHEDULED BUS ROUTE. Thanks so much for having your son/daughter participate in our after-school program. I am super excited for the activities we are offering for our summer enrichment program so please get your son/daughter involved in these classes that will begin May 31 and run through June 24. Please let me know if you have any questions.

The 6th Six Weeks will end this week and finals reviews and exams will begin next week, so please stay in contact with your child's teachers. Year end grades will determine if your child gets full credit for classes.

Summer School letters will be mailed this week, so please plan accordingly for your child to attend if you receive a letter. This is going to be a great opportunity for your child to get a full two-week intervention and fill any gaps they may have in math and reading. I am excited about the programs and staff we have in place for your child during the summer school sessions. Please let me know if you have any questions concerning summer school. Dates are listed below in this newsletter.

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The dodgeball tournament will run from May 16-19 after school. The championship games will take place at 1:30 p.m. in the gym on Friday, May 20.

* Parents will need to pick up their students as there is no AFTER-SCHOOL BUS TRANSPORTATION.

PLEASE have your student VOTE for TEACHER of the YEAR

Please have your student log-in with their LCISD google account and take the below survey. We need the surveys completed by Tuesday, May 17.

The survey can also be found on the LCISD LCMS webpage title LCMS Teacher of the Year - Student Vote.

Grade Level End of the Year Class Adwards

Friday, May 20 @ PAC
  • 6th grade - 8:30am
  • 7th grade - 10:00am
  • 8th grade - 11:30am

** Parents are encouraged to attend their child's grade level awards. All students will attend their grade level awards. Those students that will receive an award should have received an invitation last week in the mail.

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Middle School Tennis Team Tryouts

Tuesday, May 17 during Tennis period for those currently in Tennis.

Wednesday, May 18 at 4:15pm for students interested but not currently in Tennis

Laura Bush Middle School Tennis Courts

Middle School Golf Tryouts

Current 6th and 7th graders can try out for the 2016-2017 golf team on Wednesday May 18 after school at Stonegate Golf Course.

Spring Final Exams

Our students will be taking Spring Semester Exams the week of May 23. Your child will be taking exams in all classes. The semester final exam will be a percentage of the final year grade for your child's classes. We will have two early dismissal days (May 25 and May 26) and will be testing on these two days as well, so plan accordingly. Students will have to make up missed exams due to an absence on Tuesday, May 31 and Wednesday, June 1.


May 16 - Review for "Red Day" Electives

May 17 - Review for "Black Day" Electives

May 18 & 19 - Final Exams for Electives

May 19 - Reviews for "Black Day" Core classes

May 23 - Reviews for "Red Day" Core classes

May 24-26 - Final Exams for Core classes


May 24 @ 6:00 p.m.

Performing Arts Center (PAC)

Summer School Information

Summer School is just around to the corner and I will need parents to plan accordingly. We will begin to pull student's previous STAAR scores, unit assessments and final year grade in core course to determine if your child will need to attend summer school.

Our summer school program will offer small group individualized instruction to close the learning gaps. Our summer school program will provide that extra attention your child needs to strengthen areas of math and reading. Please be looking for summer school letters to be mailed and plan accordingly.

* Summer School Dates: Monday, June 6 - Wednesday, June 22 from 8am-12pm @ Lubbock-Cooper Middle School

Band Booster Golf Tournament

Stone Gate Golf Course in Lubbock

Saturday, May 21

Four-Player Scramble

Shotgun Start at 8 a.m.

$75 per Person

Lunch Included

Call 806-790-7334 for more information and to register

Next TWO Weeks Calendar Events

  • Monday, May 16 - StuCo Dodgeball Tournament Begins
  • Tuesday, May 17 - 6th grade Band Festival @ PAC (8am-12pm)
  • Wednesday, May 18 - Spring Final Review Sessionin class
  • Thursday, May 19 - Spring Final Review Session in class
  • Thursday, May 19 - LCISD School Board Meeting (7pm)
  • Friday, May 20 - 6th grade Class Awards @ PAC (8:30am)
  • Friday, May 20 - 7th grade Class Awards @ PAC (10am)
  • Friday, May 20 - 8th grade Class Awards @ PAC (11:30am)
  • Friday, May 20 - Pirate Pride Day / Dodgeball Finals
  • Monday, May 23 - Thursday, May 26 - Spring Final Exams
  • Tuesday, May 24 - Spring Choir Concert @ PAC (6pm)
  • Thursday, May 26 - End of 6th Six Weeks
  • Friday, May 27 - Summer Begins

Lemonade Day 2016

Our 7th grade leadership classes did an excellent job with their lemonade stands on Saturday, May 14. Thanks to the staff, parents and community of Pirate Nation for supporting our young entrepreneurs.

Lemonade Day is Empowering Today’s Youth to Become Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs.

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8th grade Banquet 2016 ~ Hollywood Style

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8th grade Banquet

I want to THANK ALL the PARENTS who helped make this a great evening for our 8th graders. I truly appreciate everyone's help! It is hard to believe this class started with me as sixth graders as I took the principal position; time has gone by really fast and I have really enjoyed this class. I am excited for what the future holds for them as we will see greatness.

How to Contact US

Tami Gunset


Phillip Saffel

Assistant Principal

Tarah Jenkins