LCMS Weekly Newsletter
By Tami Gunset
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!
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!
Basketball Yard Sign
Due Friday, December 4
Choir Christmas Concert
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.
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
Addison Hitt - 2nd Chair Honor Band
Alaina Hurd - 6th Chair Concert Band
Avery Leyva - 6th Chair Symphonic Band
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!
Anthony (Tony) Quijada
November Staff Member of the Month
Thanks to Grimes Insurance for your sponsoring our November Staff Member of the Month.
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.
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.
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
Foyer of Gym Area
Girl's Locker Room
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