LCMS Weekly Newsletter

By Tami Gunset

Final Exam Criteria for Fall 2020

Please read and discuss with your child. Click here!


I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We could not have asked for better weather during the break. It was great to spend time with family and get some much-needed relaxation.

It is going to be a fast three weeks until the Christmas break, so please encourage your student to stay on top of their grades. Students can get help from their teachers each morning from 7:55-8:10am or after school. It is important that all assignments are turned in on time.

Students will have semester exams which will be part of their fall semester grade along with the average of the two nine-week periods. Please mark your calendars as students will review on December 10-15. Finals will be December 16-18. Students are able to exempt fall semester finals as long as they meet guidelines and expectations.

Final Exam criteria is listed above, so please have your student stay on top of grades so they can qualify to exempt their finals and enjoy an early release.

We have posted your child's three-week progress report to Family Access:

Log in to Family Access

Go to Portfolio

Click on PR 3 Report 2020-21

*We will not be sending PR3 home with students, so please view online!

Angel Tree

Labeled Items Due December 7.

This year we decided to do a sign-up genius for our Angel Tree. Each item has a corresponding Angel number with the item; please label your items with that number. The items should not be wrapped so Mrs. Valdez can move things around if need be or purchase more if she feels it is necessary. Thank you so much for taking an interest in these kids. We could not do this without you!

Angel Tree Link

Please consider blessing an LCMS family during the Holidays.

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Basketball Yard Sign

Due Friday, December 4

Purchase a Basketball Yard Sign

Orders due by Friday, December 4

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Choir Christmas Concert

Our Choir will be performing on Thursday, December 3 in the PAC.

6th grade @ 6pm

7th and 8th grade @ 7pm

*** Immediate family members only, please. Face coverings will be required to be worn at all times while attending the event for anyone ages 10 and up as per Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-29.

Band Christmas Concert

Our Band will be performing on Tuesday December 8 at 7:00pm in the PAC.

*** Immediate family members only, please. Face coverings will be required to be worn at all times while attending the event for anyone ages 10 and up as per Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-29.

All-region orchestra

We had several LCMS students audition for this year's all-region orchestra. We are super proud of all of their hard work!

Bass, Symphony Orchestra (usually advanced 8th graders):

Madison Parrott, 7, LCMS

Hunter Burrell, 7, LCMS

Violin, String Orchestra:

Charles Brown, 7, LCMS

Ethan Jeter, 7, LCMS

Kalyn Starcher, 7, LCMS

Jasmine Borchardt, 7, LCMS

Violas, String Orchestra:

Brionna Wooten, 7, LCMS

Tatum Westbrook, 7, LCMS

Cellos, String Orchestra:

Madyson Fryar, 7, LCMS

All-Region Band


Addison Hitt - 2nd Chair Honor Band

Alaina Hurd - 6th Chair Concert Band


Avery Leyva - 6th Chair Symphonic Band

Bari Sax

Micah Oropeza- 1st Chair Symphonic Band


Jocelyn Theberge- 3rd Chair Concert Band

Ethan Beaver- 9th Chair Concert Band


Abraham Hernandez - 3rd Chair Honor Band

We are so proud of the hard work of these band students. Congratulations!

Middle School FFA Advances

In our inaugural year of offering middle school agricultural education classes, our 8th grade FFA members have excelled and defied expectations by advancing to the State FFA Leadership Development Event (LDE) contest typically held at Sam Houston State University... However this year will be virtual. They advanced in Greenhand Chapter Conducting, and advanced by beating 13 different all high school teams from across the panhandle of Texas. They have the State semifinals (competing against first year FFA members from across the Lonestar State) beginning Wednesday, and if they advance, the finals will be on Saturday.

If you see any of these students, be sure to wish them luck before their competition on Wednesday!

Santiago Morales

Madilyn Brewster

Kaitlyn Bednarz

Laiken Beerwinkle

Chloe Bentancourt

Anthony (Tony) Quijada

Logan Buck

November Staff Member of the Month

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Congratulations KaLynn Bradshaw for being awarded Lubbock-Cooper Middle School 's staff of the month. Mrs. Bradshaw has done an excellent job ensuring we all stay healthy. She has done so with a smile on her face each day and a wonderful attitude during these stressful days. Thank you, Mrs.Bradshaw.

Thanks to Grimes Insurance for your sponsoring our November Staff Member of the Month.

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Staff was able to write something they are THANKFUL on a turkey feather during the month of November.

Look at what OUR STAFF is THANKFUL for during a time that can be rather difficult. This warms my heart and makes me so GRATEFUL to work with an amazing staff.

Next 3 Week Calendar Events

Wednesday, December 2 - 7th Girl's Basketball vs Heritage @ LCHS Gym (5:30pm/6:30pm)

Wednesday, December 2 - 8th Girl's Basketball vs Heritage @ Heritage (5:30pm/6:30pm)

Thursday, December 3 - Choir Christmas Concert @ PAC (6pm-6 grade / 7pm-7/8 grade)

Thursday, December 3 - 7th Boy's Basketball vs Heritage @ Heritage (5:30pm/6:30pm)

Thursday, December 3 - 8th Boy's Basketball vs Heritage @ LCHS Gym (5:30pm/6:30pm)

Monday, December 7 - 7th Girl's Basketball vs Evans @ LCHS Gym (5:30pm/6:30pm)

Monday, December 7 - 8th Girl's Basketball vs Evans @ Evans (5:30pm/6:30pm)

Tuesday, December 8 - Band Christmas Concert @ PAC

Thursday, December 10 - 7th Boy's Basketball vs Evans @ Evans (5:30pm/6:30pm)

Thursday, December 10 - 8th Boy's Basketball vs Evans @ LCHS Gym (5:30pm/6:30pm)

Friday, December 11 - Pajama Day ($2)

Monday, December 14 - 7th Girl's Basketball vs Hutch @ Hutch (5:30pm/6:30pm)

Monday, December 14 - 8th Girl's Basketball vs Hutch @ LCHS Gym (5:30pm/6:30pm)

Thursday, December 17 - School Board Meeting @ Central Office (7pm)

Friday, December 18 - End of 2nd Nine Weeks Grading Period

Friday, December 18 - iPod, Hat and Holey Jean Day ($1 for each item)

Important Please READ

Updated Requirements for Secondary Extracurricular Activities

Updated Requirements for Secondary Extracurricular Activities

COVID-19 numbers in Lubbock and the surrounding area are increasing. In response to this uptick of cases, and with the desire to do our part to keep our students and families as safe as possible, we are implementing new safety requirements for indoor extracurricular activities.

Please know that our district strives to provide the very best environment in which students can learn, grow, and perform. That being said, we are working closely with local city and health authorities to institute these guidelines to prevent any further public health safety measures which could include closing off extracurricular events to all spectators or cancellation of events.

While none of this is ideal, we do believe that by following these guidelines, we can continue to offer students a chance to participate in extracurricular activities which are so very important to the development of the whole child.

These new safety regulations will go into effect midnight of November 29, 2020 following the Thanksgiving break, and will remain in effect until further notice.

  1. Attendees at all basketball games, concerts, plays, recitals, etc. will be limited to immediate family members only. Coaches and sponsors will work with students to ensure all immediate family members are listed. Unfortunately, we will not allow family members outside of the immediate household to attend. For large events, such as band and choir concerts, tickets will be limited to a certain number per student based on the building capacity.

  2. Face coverings will be required to be worn at all times while attending the event for anyone ages 10 and up as per Governor Abbott’s GA-29 order.

We realize these limitations are not popular decisions, but we do ask for patience and understanding during this time in order to lessen the impact of COVID on our population. Thank you for partnering with us as we strive to provide the safest and best possible experiences for our students.

2020-21 LCMS Basketball Schedule

Construction Update


Foyer of Gym Area

Weight Room

Girl's Locker Room

To report an absence, please contact

Melissa Atencio
Attendance Clerk
806-863-7104 ext. 4014

How to contact us.

Tami Gunset


Jason Atcheson

Assistant Principal

Cathy Barnhill

Assistant Principal

Megan Cooper


To report an absence, please contact

Melissa Atencio
Attendance Clerk
806-863-7104 ext. 4014

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