Weekly Newsletter for LCMS Staff

By Tami Gunset


What a beautiful weekend! I hope you were able to get out and enjoy the spring like weather with your family.

We will have our annual United Way Meeting on Tuesday, so please note that I have moved the staff meeting from Monday to Tuesday. All staff is expected to attend. Coaches please make arrangements with me to watch the video and get the information.

Please begin to make parent contact with those parents that students will fail for the 4th six weeks. If you send an email and do not get a response back, then you will need to call that parent. No contact = No Failures!

Staff Meeting ~ ALL Employees Must Attend

Tuesday, February 2 - Lubbock-Cooper Middle School Auditorium (3:55 PM)

This year, there will be participation incentives, so please jump on board, as the district has set a GOAL to raise funds for United Way of Lubbock. Every person who donates will be entered to win an iPad mini, a $100 United gift card, or a $50 Tinseltown gift card, AND, the campus/department with the HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF PARTICIPATION will win a visit from the Sheridan's treat cart! The total amount donated will not factor into this, just that you have the highest percentage of employees participating.

The Lubbock Area United Way is in the business of creating meaningful and tangible impact in our community. We help bring the community together to look at the most urgent needs and do whatever it takes to improve lives. We work to address the needs today and the issues of tomorrow. Research shows that quick-fix solutions addressing the symptoms of issues are not effective, we must address the root causes of problems in order to create lasting, positive change.

We are about people empowering people. We care deeply about the individual lives that are changed. And, we care about improving the overall quality of life in this community. The Lubbock Area United Way stands for hope and optimism.

We hold ourselves accountable, not just for action, but also for results. Lubbock Area United Way is driven by the commitment to make a real difference in the community we serve.


The Lubbock-Cooper Education Foundation will again be awarding grants to LCISD educators seeking to expand on innovative ideas! If you have a proposal for an out-of-the-box, creative, or less traditional teaching project but are in need of funds, apply for the LCEF Grant! The application is available online at http://goo.gl/forms/6vIKKr5bjd - the deadline is March 1, so apply as soon as possible!


January LCMS Employee Gold Award! Congratulations to Margie Hughes (janitor), Michelle Barrientos (janitor), Maria Tarin, Vanessa Hopkins, and Ben Green!

Congratulations to Vanessa Hopkins for being invited to represent all of the employees at this month's Board meeting.


Hey all you BIG Hearted Pirates....Valentine's Day is just a couple of weeks away and to celebrate, the Student Council will be selling the ever popular Valograms! A Valogram is a colorful card with your hand-written note and a luscious Lip Sour Lollipop, which is delivered to the recipient here at school. This year deliveries will be made on the early dismissal day, Friday, Febraury 12.

The card, the lollipop, and the delivery are all together only $1.00 and will go on sale in the cafteria during lunch beginning on Wednesday, Febraury 3.

So, "show the love" and buy a Valogram to send to your friends, your teachers, your sweetheart, or even yourself!

Valentine's Dance

Valentine's Dance will be February 12 from 7pm-10pm in the LCMS's Cafeteria. Tickets will be sold for $5 during lunch starting Wednesday, February 3. Tickets at the door will be $7.

Out and About in the Classroom's of LCMS

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Next Two Weeks Calendar Events

  • Week of February 1-5 - National School Counselor's Week
  • Monday, February 1 - Groundhog Day
  • Monday, February 1 - Staff Meeting MOVED to TUESDAY!
  • Monday, February 1 - Boys Basketball vs Dunbar @ LCHS (6:00pm/7:15pm)
  • Monday, February 1 - Girls Basketball vs Dunbar @ Dunbar (5:30pm/6:30pm)
  • Monday, February 1 - Happy Birthday Morgan Thompson
  • Tuesday, February 2 - Staff Meeting in Auditorium (3:55pm)
  • Tuesday, February 2 - Happy Birthday Mary Angell
  • Wednesday, February 3 - ARD Meetings - AM ONLY
  • Wednesday, February 3 - Valograms Sales Begin during grade level lunches
  • Thursday, February 4 - 8th grade Scheduling during Math Labs (only those that have not enter a schedule in Career Cruising)
  • Thursday, February 4 - Saturday February 6 - "A" Team Boys Basketball Tourn (TBA)
  • Thursday, February 4 - Saturday February 6 - "A" Team Girls Basketball Tourn (LBMS)
  • Friday, February 5 - Regional Science Fair at USA (All Day)
  • Saturday, February 6 - Regional Science Fair Awards at USA (9am)
  • Wednesday, February 10 - ARD Meetings - AM ONLY
  • Wednesday, February 10 - Ash Wednesday
  • Thursday, February 11 - Boys Basketball vs Frenship MS @ LCHS (6:00pm/7:15pm)
  • Thursday, February 11 - Girls Basketball vs Frenship MS @ Frenship MS (5:30pm/6:30pm)
  • Friday, February 12 - End of 4th Six Weeks
  • Friday, February 12 - Valograms deliverd to students!
  • Friday, February 12 - Early Dismissal/Teacher Campus PD
  • Friday, February 12 - Valentine Dance (7pm-10pm) - Need parent HELP!
  • Sunday, February 14 - Valentines Day
  • Monday, February 15 - Boys Basketball vs LBMS @ LBMS (5:30pm/6:30pm)
  • Monday, Februaray 15 - President's Day
  • Monday, February 15 - 5th Six Weeks Begin
  • Thursday, February 18 - LCISD School Board Meeting (7pm)

How to Contact US!

Tami Gunset


Phillip Saffel

Assistant Principal

Tarah Jenkins