LMS Student and Family Update

May 1, 2022

Contact Information

Jon Grow, Principal

Erin Blansfield, Assistant Principal

Becky Mielke-Mann, Assistant Principal

Ann Ferkler, 6th Grade Counselor

David Gibbons, 7th Grade Counselor

Kia McKinney, 8th Grade Counselor


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If you'd like to make your teachers feel extra special, this is the week to do it! Show them how much you appreciate everything they do every day... The smallest little thing can mean the world! LMS has the BEST!

Coming up!

May- Math MCAPs (Check Testing Calendar)

May 2-6- Teacher Appreciation Week!

May 4- Board Meeting

May 5- Wear Green for Mental Health Awareness

May 16- Spring Concert @ LMS Gym 6:30pm

May 17- Q4 Interims Issued

May 18- Admin 5th Grade Parent Night @ DES 6pm

May 23- Admin 5th Grade Parent Night @ RES. 6pm

May 25- Admin 5th Grade Parent Night @ GES. 6pm

May 27- 1/2 Day

May 30- No School

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Conferences with Mr. Grow...

Last week, Mr. Grow did Q1-Q4 grade checks and met with specific 8th Graders based on grades and attendance. The discussed strategies and made goals to finish the year strong. Next week, 7th and 6th grades may be called to have a conference as well.

As we are pulling around the last turn into the 4th Quarter, we recommend staying up-to-date on your student's grades through PowerSchool. Look for any possible missing assignments or re-take opportunities. In addition, pay attention to the amount of days being missed, or late/tardy, at school. It is important that any absences or latenesses are accompanied by a parent or doctor's note to ensure its lawfulness. Please do your best to have students at school on time (before 7:40am) every day for in-person instruction.

Thank you for your attention to this. Please contact the front office for any attendance questions and your student's teachers for classwork questions or concerns.

May is all about Mental Health Awareness!

May 1 - 7, 2022 is Children's Mental Health Awareness Week in

Maryland. This week, we will be talking about the importance of being healthy not just in our

bodies, but also in our minds. This means doing things to help ourselves and others feel better

when we are feeling scared, angry, sad, embarrassed, or stressed and doing things to take care

of ourselves. Each day this week on the announcements, we will learn information about mental health and a 'Coping or Self-Care Skill of the Day.'

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testing tips from the lms staff!

  • Rest! Get some sleep the night before and be refreshed!
  • Get to school ON-TIME! 7:40am! Don't be late!
  • Have something to eat at home or at school in the morning.
  • Make sure your laptop is FULLY CHARGED!
  • No eating or drinking in the testing rooms. Water only! No juices or coffees!
  • Come with a POSITIVE attitude and the MINDSET to do well!
  • Try your BEST!

LMS Testing Calendar

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  • June 6th (June 13th Rain Date)

    • Includes: Games, SnoCones, Dunk Tank, Velcro Wall, Competitions, etc…


You could lose this privilege if you: (Starts May 2)

  • Receive an In-School Suspension (TAP)

  • Receive an Out of School Suspension

  • Receive 3 lunch detentions

  • Are failing 2+ Core Subject on June 3 (Math, ELA, SS, Sci)

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Let’s GLOW Crazy!!! (Glow in the dark)

  • Food and Drinks will be available

  • Dancing in the Cafeteria

  • Open Gym also available

  • Tickets will be $5 (not for sale yet)


You could lose this privilege if you: (Starts May 2)

  • Receive an In-School Suspension (TAP)

  • Receive an Out of School Suspension

  • Receive 3 lunch detentions

  • Are failing 2+ Core Subject on June 10 (Math, ELA, SS, Sci)

  • Library obligations are not taken care of by June 10

  • LMS 8th Graders ONLY!

Attendance Incentive!

The Grade Level with the HIGHEST ATTENDANCE PERCENTAGE on the days of their Math Testing will earn the opportunity to either pick Mr. Grow's next face OR pie an Assistant Principal! Make sure you arrive ON-TIME (7:40am) each day!

How can I make sure to finish the year STRONG and be able to attend incentives?!


  • Stay away from negativity (Social Media, Group texts, etc…)

  • Inform adults about any possible issues before it’s too late

  • Come to school with I CAN attitude. Not an I CAN’T or I WON’T!

  • Show your PRIDE! Be kind and do for others!

How can I make sure to finish the school year STRONG, academically?!

Strategies to Improve:

  • Good Attendance (Be on-time daily)

  • Turn in work on time

  • Do my BEST and Ask Questions

  • Re-take any assignments/assessments if they are below a 60%

  • Follow PRIDE with ZERO discipline referrals

  • Make appointments with your counselor to check on your progress

After School Online Tutoring Available for Students

Caroline County Public Schools partners with an online provider to offer after school tutoring to students. Students receive tutoring in Math, Reading and Language Arts using an online program called Exact Path, which is offered through Edmentum.

Parents interested in learning more about the program and whether it would be a good fit for their child are encouraged to contact:

Elizabeth Anthony (anthony.elizabeth@ccpsstaff.org)

Karin Miller (miller.karin@ccpsstaff.org) or


Wellness Update

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Consider Joining PTA!

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CCPS is committed to providing a safe, respectful, nurturing educational environment where the worth and dignity of individuals are valued and their safety and rights are protected. Behaviors that compromise this environment, interfere with school operations or are otherwise contrary to the basic mission of our public schools will not be tolerated. Bullying, hazing, harassment or other discrimination affecting a student or a staff member should be reported by a victim, parent/guardian, witness, staff member or other person having knowledge.

Staff members with knowledge of such conduct are required to promptly report it to the building principal.

Caroline County Public Schools prohibits discrimination in its educational programs, and in employment, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or disability.