Blackcat Bulletin

The Weekly LTMS Newsletter 8.29.22


The mission of Lexington Traditional Magnet School is to empower every child to perform at high academic levels of achievement.


This Week In Sports

Football Game vs MORTON

  • Date: Thursday- 9.1.22
  • Time: 6 pm

Girls Basketball Game vs TATES CREEK

  • Location: TATES CREEK
  • Date: Tuesday- 8.30.22
  • Time: 5:30 (B game) & 6:30 (A game)
Girls Basketball Game vs LEESTOWN
  • Location: LTMS
  • Date: Thursday- 9.1.22
  • Time: 5:30 (B game) & 6:30 (A game)
Blackcat Gear Shop

The shop will be open from 8/19 until 8/31. 10% of sales will be given to our athletic department. If needed, the access code is LTMS22

Students Receive Recognition Referrals


All students will be required to wear a student ID beginning on August 11, 2022. The ID will have a barcode that can be scanned when entering the building, at the tardy table when using a hall pass, cafeteria, entering the library, checking out materials, and other in-school events.

The ID must be worn on a lanyard around the neck from 8:55 - 3:55

The ID will be required to:

  • Enter the building

  • Receive a tardy note

  • Use a hall pass

  • Enter the library

  • Be served breakfast/lunch


This is the link for student badges to be replaced. Replacement badges will be delivered to the students' first hour.

Neighborhood News

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The FRYSC Corner

Hello Blackcat Nation!

Below you will find a form for the Sharing Thanksgiving 2022 Program (Thanksgiving baskets) and a Blessing in a Bag form (weekend food assistance bags). If you would like to speak with me about needs you have or additional resources you need help with, please contact me at 859.381.4416 or email me at

Sharing Thanksgiving Program (Thanksgiving Basket) Form

All requests must be submitted by the end of the day, Friday, September 30, 2022.

Words From Our Staff

When I listen to Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” the chorus captures a high level of optimism and belief that things will eventually get better, regardless of past and present struggles. Our students and community embody these lyrics, despite hardships and adversity, they have the resilience to face these challenges head-on. This staff has that same resiliency and we, too, are going to be alright. So let’s lift one another up, and “We gon' be alright!"

-Cassie Bray; Para-Professional

Thursday, I worked on procedures for Socratic Seminars with my 7th graders. I gave them several “easy” topics to practice with; one of which was whether they preferred last school year or this school year so far. Here are some exact quotes from students

  • “ I feel safer this year”,

  • “I know it’s more strict, but I’ve been thinking It’s for your own good”,

  • “My experience here has been better this year… they are creating a safe environment”

  • "I’m 10x safer…We are held accountable…”

  • And my favorite is “I feel like the teachers really care. They are out here in the halls every class and I like that.”

I just want you all to know that these kiddos see us, they see the change and they appreciate it. Proud to be a Blackcat!

-Sarah Blades; Social Studies Teacher