LMS Eagle Update

September 15, 2016

Principal's Message

Dear Parents,


It's been an outstanding week here at LMS! I recently received word that we earned 5 Distinction Designations from the Texas Education Agency. We earned one in math, ELA, science, social studies, and top 25% closing performance gaps. In order to qualify for a distinction, your school must have an attendance rate that rates in the top 25% of schools in your cohort, plus have high achievement on the STAAR exams. At LMS, we pride ourselves on being our best, and I would like to applaud our teachers, students, and parents for the wonderful job well done last year.


This past week we distributed progress reports and sent them home with students. As always, feel free to log in at https://txsuite.esc13.net/tc144902/Login.aspx in order to keep in the loop on your child's grades.


Things are always happening here at LMS as volleyball usually plays on Monday nights, football plays on Thursday nights and Robotics club meets on Tuesday nights. In the spring, we will be starting our first ever Computer Science club and we have the newly reorganized journalism club currently meeting during Eagle Time.


UIL will start up soon. Be reminded that LMS is the reigning champion, so we have to defend our title. Please encourage your child to participate!


For your information, here are some key dates you will need to know:

- Monday, September 19 is volleyball vs Jarrell at 4:30 (APK)

- Tuesday, September 20 is Picture Day

- Wednesday, September 28 is Open House. The night kicks off at 6:00 with a mandatory meeting for 8th parents in the Cafeteria, followed by an all parent meeting at 6:15 (cafe) and Open House will officially begin at 6:30.


As always, if you need anything, please contact us at LMS or stop by!


Sincerely,

William Paul

Principal

Lexington Middle School

Counselor's Corner

Mrs. Weiser's Page


Please click the link above for information related to counseling.

P.I.E. Corner

What is P.I.E.? Partners in Education, also known as PIE, is a family teacher organization whose goal is to enhance and support the educational experience at LMS by trying to encourage a greater

connection between school and home. We are not a fundraiser based organization, but a "do what we can" for our staff and our students organization. For example, after only 2 weeks into school and we’ve been busy :

●We have decorated the teacher lounge starting the year off with a theme of Keep Calm And….

●We placed some chocolates and school supplies in the lounge to give that back to school boost to the staff.

●We have had volunteers come up and help our Science department tear pages from

workbooks.

● We also are kicking off Copy Helper this week.

● We started treating the staff with birthday goodies for the month of August.


How do things like this help? It helps morale of the staff, which in turn benefits the

students. By helping tear pages and making copies, the teachers have more time for lesson planning and classroom tasks, which in turn helps every student succeed a little bit more. So, consider joining today to take part in this and many more things to come for this school year. In fact, September is membership drive month for P.I.E. This is the time of year we push to encourage parents, grandparents, and community members to become a part of our organization. In an attempt to increase our numbers, this year we have a challenge going among the staff. The teacher with the most families to join will earn $25 in school supplies for their room. So, get a membership

form and have your student help their favorite teacher win. We have 4 levels of membership and hopefully

one will fit your needs. We also have a place on the form where you can select how you would like to

contribute your time and efforts. Need a form? Ask your child’s teacher, check with the MS office or email us at pie.lexington@gmail.com and we will send you one. Don’t forget to join us at Open

House on Wednesday, September 28th @ 6:00 PM. We will be set up on the campus and handing out free slices of pie. This will be your last chance to help your favorite teacher win because challenge ends Friday, September 30th!! As always, you can contact us at pie.lexington@gmail.com with any questions and don’t forget to follow us on our FB page PIE for Lexington Middle School.


BE A PIECE OF THE WHOLE P.I.E. BECAUSE WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER!!!

Upcoming Dates

9/20 - Picture Day

9/28 - 8th SSI Parent Meeting 6:00 LMS Cafe

9/28 - All Parent Meeting 6:15 LMS Cafe

9/28 - Open House - 6:30 LMS Cafe

10/10 - Holiday

10/14 - Early Release

10/21 - End of 9 Weeks

Parent Notes

If a student misses 1 period during the day it counts as an unexcused absence? If your child will be out for any amount of time, please provide us with a note (preferably an official note) for documentation reasons.


Our LISD website has been updated. It will also provide you with much of the information you are looking for. Try it out! www.lexingtonisd.net

FAQ

How can I get in touch with my child's teacher? Email is the preferred method, with emails available on www.lexingtonisd.net. If you wish to schedule an appointment with a teacher or grade level team, please call the LMS office or email the respective teacher.


How can I check my child's grades? www.lexingtonisd.net -> progress reports