Leestown Highlights 9.25.22
Your Leestown Middle School Weekly Newsletter
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The Learning Hub @Leestown
Congratulations to Our Readers!🥳
🙌The following Readers took an AR QR and pulled a lucky Dum Dum Sucker with a colored end! They got to shop our Reading Rewards Prize Cart.
- Daniel Alvarez
- Chloe Combs
- Saraiya Goodwin
- Hunter Hammond
- Charlie Jenkins
- Imani Munyakazi
- Luis Banegas Raudales
- Bryson Riley
🙏Thank you donors who make this reward possible!
Thank You For Your Donation To Our Reading Rewards Program!
Reading Reward Days Are Quickly Approaching!
Ask your student what they are reading and if they have met their individual reading goal for the first quarter. Students who have met their reading reward goal will be enjoying snacks and games with their ELA classes in the Learning Hub
- Oct. 13th - 6th grade
- Oct. 14th - 7th grade
- Oct. 18th - 8th grade
Students love snacks! Please consider donating snacks for our reading reward days.
It’s a great day to be a Charger!
CHARGER GIRLS BASKETBALL A team suffered a tough loss in the first round of playoffs against a very tough Bryan Station team. This squad had a great season and will all be ready to continue their basketball careers at the high school level! Our B team beat Southern on Friday and will advance to the quarter finals on Tuesday! Also, a huge congratulations goes out to Peighton Okorley and Eiona Atkins for being selected to the All-City team. Fantastic work!
CHARGER CROSS COUNTRY may have the most talented squad we’ve had in many years. This past week our boys finished in 3rd place out of 38 teams in the first meet of the week and then took top honors after turning right back around and competing again on Wednesday! Colson led the pack with Van right behind him in 2nd place and Evan came in 5th. Ella was 3rd and Meredith was 14th in the girls race. All I can say is WOW!
CHARGER FOOTBALL wants to thank its fans for coming out and watching us whip EJ Hayes. It was a good game for the first minute and then it was domination for the rest of the game. Our mighty Chargers showed just how mighty they really are in a 36-6 win over Hayes. We now own the #1 seed and I can sense a championship in our near future!
CHARGER ARCHERY invites interested students out on Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30AM. For more information, contact Mr. Newton at email@example.com.
CHARGER VOLLEYBALL has named its team and is working hard in preparation for its home opener on November 1! Let’s go!!
To reach the head coach of a sport…
Girls & Boys Basketball - Coach Johnson @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Football - Coach Ward @ email@example.com
Cross Country - Coach Moosman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheerleading - Coach Fields at email@example.com
Track – Coach Mock at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volleyball - Coach Mock at email@example.com
Archery - Paul Newton @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Soccer - Joe Dallaire @ email@example.com
The district has announced new guidelines for middle school students attending athletic events. They are as follows:
-Be with a supervising adult
-Have their badge/student id
-No outside food or drink
Ticket prices for district athletic events are as follows:
Middle School – Adults $4, Students $2
High School – All tickets $5
Where do I find information on athletics?
Be sure to sign up for Mr. Gibson's weekly parent newsletter and follow our "Leestown Athletics" Facebook page!
SPORTS PHYSICALS…PLEASE READ!
Families – Athletic policy requires each student to bring a new copy of his/her sports physical to each sport for which he/she plans to try out. Sports physicals are no longer stored in the office, as it has become an unmanageable task to manage them with differing expiration dates and 200+ athletes.
What happens to my child’s sports physical if he/she doesn’t make the team? The physical will be shredded in the office.
What happens to my child’s sports physical if he/she does make the team? The coach will make three copies of your child’s sports physical. One will be given to our Athletic Trainer in the event it is needed. A second copy will be returned to the player. The other copy stays with the coach at all games/practices in the event it is needed.
What happens to the copies of my child’s sports physical at the end of a season? The physical will be shredded in the office.
Speaking of sports physicals...our students have the opportunity to get a FREE SPORTS PHYSICAL!
Healthfirst Bluegrass has Healthy Kids Clinics located within eight elementary schools in Fayette County and offer free sports physicals! The clinics are open to ALL FCPS students and are housed in the following elementary schools. Arlington (859-381-3750), Booker T. Washington (859-381-4993), Breckinridge (859-381-4843), Cardinal Valley (859-381-3346), Harrison (859-381-4022), Mary Todd (859-381-3012), Tates Creek (859-381-3774), William Wells Brown (859-381-3172). Call the clinic to schedule an appointment for a FREE sports physical!
Thanks for your understanding and help with this!
What is expected of our athletes?
Grades are checked each Monday for athletic eligibility. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA in order to represent Leestown! Students who fall below the 2.0 GPA will be ineligible for one week and may not attend practices or games during the week of ineligibility. A good habit for all students, but especially our student-athletes since they are spending many hours in competition, is to check Infinite Campus every single day! Even better would be to ALSO use the Infinite Campus portal and sign up for notifications when teachers enter grades. Infinite Campus is a great tool for keeping students on track! Students are also expected to maintain appropriate behavior at school at all times in accordance with school policies and "The Leestown Way".
BOYS BASKETBALL hosts tryouts in December. Contact Coach Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CHARGER TRACK will host tryouts in March. Information on track will come out in February. For more information on track, contact Jenny Mock at email@example.com
It is going to be an amazing year for Charger Athletics. Join us at games and help cheer on our teams! Don't forget to follow us on Facebook at "Leestown Athletics" and to sign up for Mr. Gibson's parent newsletter to stay up to date on all things sports-related!
Questions for the Athletic Director…firstname.lastname@example.org
Leestown PTSA Newsletter
The PTSA is helping to fill the emergency bags for teachers to use if they should have to evacuate the building. Can you help? Here is our Amazon wish list or if you would like to buy elsewhere just let Marty know at email@example.com so the list can be adjusted. Through Amazon they will ship directly to the school. Just choose ship to recipient and it will put in the address.
Monday night is out first Dining to Donate of the school year. Eat at El Mariachi at Town Center or in Hamburg. Write Leestown on your receipt and we will get 20% of your purchase.
Thank you to all the parents who have sent in the money for the students to join our PTSA. We would love to have you the parents and family to join us as well. Our first general meeting will be on October 18th at 6pm in the Learning Hub. (Just inside the front doors of the school.) All including students. We hope to have a student advisory panel set up soon! Join the PTSA here it's only $5
8th grade Trip
If you missed the informational meeting for the 8th grade trip, here are important links/information.
- Meeting recording-https://youtu.be/nIPp2aCWjrc
- 8th Grade Trip Itinerary
- Total cost-$600
- Registration portal opens Sept. 15-pay a deposit to reserve your spot
- Standard Trip Insurance or Enhanced Trip Insurance
Email your team lead or Ms. Wright with questions
Student Check-Out ID Policy
FCPS policy dictates that staff are required to verify ID before releasing a student. To ensure student safety, we cannot release a student to anyone not listed on a student’s pick up/emergency contact list. Please understand we do this to verify your identity for the protection of your child. We understand it may be frustrating that we do not recognize you after coming several times, please understand we see hundreds of faces a day and it is difficult to keep them straight. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
LMS Afternoon Pickup Procedure
Car Rider information:
We start our afternoon announcements at 3:50, so car riders will not exit the building until 3:55. If your child will be a car rider, it will be best to arrive at 3:55 or later.
When picking up your child in the car rider line, please follow the procedures below:
Afternoon student pick-up procedure --CAR RIDERS (Very Important Information) In order to facilitate an afternoon car rider pick up line that is safe and efficient, please follow LMS procedures for afternoon pick up:
If you will be picking up your child in a car, we will use two lines to load. For safety, we do not want students crossing traffic or walking into the parking lot unattended. We will have teachers that will supervise students as we stop traffic to safely load students into cars. If your child is not in your car or outside when we release the pick up line traffic, we ask that you pull back around and re-enter the pick up line. This allows the car pick up line traffic to keep moving. Thank you for your understanding!
Pre Engineering Students From the Portable
- We will have a second car line at the portable for all Saddlebreds at afternoon dismissal.
- The car line will be on Opportunity Way along the sidewalk/fence.
- Two ways to get in line:
- Turn left on Leestown Center Way, drive around the loop and get in line.
- Turn left onto Opportunity way, go to BCTC and turn around, and get in line.
- Students will be lined up on the sidewalk with several teachers.
- Once your student gets in the car, you may pull out and go, allowing others to pull forward and pick up (for everyone's safety, please watch and do not pass cars).
- Students still waiting after 4:05pm, will be in the front of the school for pick-up.
- NOTE: All morning car riders will be dropped off at the front doors of the main school building.