Lake Olympia Middle School

February 2016 Follow us on twitter Lake Olympia@LakeOlymMS

We are half way through the 2015-2016 school year! This means students and teachers have half of the school year to continue what is working well with regard to learning and achievement. Our goal is to empower each student with quality teaching. Sometimes our students may need a little help this time of the year.


Please consider the following options:


Schedule a conference with your child's teacher.

Review progress reports and report cards.

Utilize Skyward Family Access to check weekly grades

Make sure your child completes homework. All students have homework Mon.-Thurs.

Attend parent information events

Super Bowl STAAR Information Night

Special Guest - Football and Basketball Coaches from Hightower and Elkins High School

Parents and students are invited to Lake Olympia's STAAR Information Night on Thursday, February 4, from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm. Administrators and teachers will share important information about the STAAR test and strategies to help your child pass the state assessment. We invited coaches from Hightower High School and Elkins High School. The coaches will share information about their athletic program and the importance of making good grades. We will also " TAILGATE" with free hot dogs, refreshments, and door prizes. The Book Fair will be open for parents and students to purchase books, posters, and pencils.

Lake Olympia's Fine Arts Department Presents " Empty Bowls" Event

Join us for a community involvement event on Tuesday, February 2nd from

6:30 pm-8:30 pm. Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger.

Donation Minimum - $10.00 Students created bowls from clay . Come out and help end hunger. Join us for bowl of soup!

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Celebration News!

Lake Olympia's Teens in the Driver's Seat Club is currently 2nd place in the state with the Teen's Driver's Seat Cup Contest. Students participate with activities and messaging throughout the year about safe driving.


Texas


Junior High Schools

  1. DRAW Academy, Houston 87 points*
  2. Lake Olympia Middle School, Missouri City 73 points
  3. Montwood Middle School, El Paso 59 points
  4. Hallsville Jr. High School, Hallsville 52 points*
    Sugar Land Middle School, Sugar Land 52 points
  5. Spring Forest Middle School, Houston 50 points


Fuel Up Play 60


Lake Olympia Middle School received the Fuel Up Play 60 Grant. The grant will help promote the awareness of healthy eating to all students. We are making plans to have a health bar in the cafeteria. The purpose of Fuel Up Play 60 is to empower youth, schools, and communities to implement healthy changes across the nation.

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Mark Your Calendars

Events in February


1st


Counselors from Hightower and Elkins meet with all 8th graders to share

information about course selections, four year plans, and the transition

to high school. Presentation is during school hours.


2nd


Empty Bowls Event hosted by the Fine Arts Department 6:30 pm-8:00 pm


4th


Super Bowl STAAR Parent Information Night 5:30 pm -7:30 pm

Girls Basketball Game vs. Fort Settlement at Lake Olympia Middle School


5th


Honor Roll Awards Day - 2nd Nine Weeks - Students will receive invitations.

Parents are invited to attend.


6th


Start of Saturday School - Students will receive invitations


8th


Girls Basketball Game vs. Missouri City at Missouri City Middle School


9th


Parent Course Selection Night Hosted by the Counselors

6:00 pm -7:30 pm 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Students


10th


Boys Basketball Game vs. Fort Settlement at Fort Settlement Middle School


12th


Early Dismissal for Students - 12:55 pm

Valentine's Dance 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at Lake Olympia Middle School


15th


Student Holiday - No School for Students

Professional Development Day for Teachers


16th


6th- 8th Graders in Computer Lab for Course Selections

( Parents- Please make sure you have completed the course selection form.)

Progress Reports Mailed Home

Boys Basketball Game vs. Missouri City at Lake Olympia Middle School


17th


Fort Bend I.S.D - Digital Learning Day


18th


Lake Olympia Host Boys Basketball Tournament


22nd


Lake Olympia host Parent ESL ( English as a Second Language) Parent Information Night

6:00 pm


23rd


PTA Host Black History Play " Barbara Jordan" at Lake Olympia

There will be three performances for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.

Students will be able to trace her journey from childhood in Houston's

Fifth Ward through her election to U.S. Congress. This remarkable

production introduces students to a Legendary Texas politician.


24th


5th Grade Orientation for Burton Elementary and Goodman Elementary

9:00 am at Lake Olympia Middle School


25th


5th Grade Orientation for Palmer Elementary and Rosa Parks Elementary

9:00 am at Lake Olympia Middle School