LMS Tiger Talk

September 2, 2022

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Principal's Message

LMS Tiger families -

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we were forced to close school on Monday due to a problem with our building cooling system. We are all systems go once again and appreciate the quick response from our maintenance team in addressing the issue.

To celebrate the start of the NFL season next week, next Friday 9/9 we'll have our first spirit day of the year, and asking all our students and staff to sport their favorite NFL jersey, clothing, or colors to root on their team. (While I hope to see a sea of black and orange, and students can expect to hear a lot of "Who Deys!?" coming from me, all NFL team clothing and colors will be accepted :)

A reminder that we will not have school on Monday, 9/2 which is Labor Day. I am grateful to all the hard-working staff at LMS and our hard-working families and hope everyone gets some time to relax and enjoy the start of college football. Have a great 3-day weekend!

Take care and Go Tigers!

David Knapp

LMS Principal

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Important Upcoming Dates at LMS


  • 5th: Labor Day (No School)
  • 9th: NFL Spirit Day
  • 13th: 7th Grade Student Safety Training
  • 14th: 8th Grade Student Safety Training

Tiger Up! Students of the Week

Congratulations to the following students for being recognized as our LMS Tiger Up! Students of the Week. These Tigers were nominated by their teachers for representing our Loveland core values of Care, Respect, and Responsibility. Way to go, Tigers!

Ava Pursley (7th) - The A-Team

Sophie Kelleher (7th) - The Crew

Sophia Lair (7th) - The REAL Team

Shabnam Furkatjonova (8th) - Team LEAD

Tristan Neal (8th) - Team ELEVATE

Beatrix Brown (8th) - Supreme Team

LMS Mentoring Program

Loveland Middle School is beginning a mentoring program where LMS students will partner with students with special needs. This partnership will occur during an adapted gym class held during Tiger Time. Throughout this mentoring program, students will cultivate leadership skills and will support students with special needs.

Students involved will have the opportunity to:

  • Buddy with students with special needs
  • Lead activities and games for a small group of students
  • Foster relationships and build an inclusive and fun environment that will carryover throughout all classroom settings
  • Increase physical activity experiences for students with special needs through significant one-on-one relationships
  • Participate in training over the role of being a successful mentor

If your child is interested in applying, they can click here to complete the application (which is also included in their morning announcements email). The deadline to complete the application is Tuesday, 9/6. If you have any questions, email Mrs. Angel at angelra@lovelandschools.org. You can also reach her by calling LMS at 683-3100.

**Students who are on Student Leadership Team or are involved with the Student Announcements Team may not participate due to scheduling conflicts.

NFL Spirit Day

All LIS/LM students and staff: Wear your favorite NFL team jersey, clothing, or colors next Friday, September 9 to celebrate the start of the NFL season. We'll see which team is everyone's favorite at LIS and LMS before cheering on some football on Sunday!

Parent Technology Help

Knowing that sometimes technology issues can arise for parents, we want to make sure there is a place you can always receive help. There is a new district email for parents to use when they experience tech issues: parenthelp@lovelandschools.org. Please send an email to this address if you have any type of issue with school or district technology resources, websites, etc. Be sure to include as much information as possible, including your name, your student's name, and a screenshot of the issue if possible.

Welcome New Loveland Staff to LMS!

We have some new friendly faces joining Loveland Schools here at LMS for the 22-23 school year. This week, we are pleased to introduce you to Ms. Cristin Bushnell, 8th-grade intervention specialist:

My name is Cristin Bushnell and I am an 8th-grade Intervention Specialist on team LEAD. This is my second year of teaching as I previously taught at White Oak Middle School. I am originally from the Dayton area and since moving here I have loved exploring all the great things Cincinnati has to offer. I am excited about a great school year here at LMS!

We welcome Cristin to LMS!

Tiger Up! Staff Member of the Week

Congratulations to this week's LMS Tiger Up! Staff Member of the Week, Jill Stagg (music teacher). Jill was recognized for being an outstanding team member who is always open to new ideas and willing to help however she can. Congratulations and thank you, Mrs. Stagg. We are so appreciative of all you do!

Washington DC Parent Meeting

Here is a link to the Washington DC Parent Meeting presentation that occurred this week. If you have any questions, please reach out to Katie Rose (roseka@lovelandschools.org) or Trisha Pitcher (pitchetr@lovelandschools.org).

LMS Career of the Week - Interior Designer

Brought to you by our Career and College Counselor, Mr. Drews Mitchell, LMS is proud to share a "Career of the Week" with our students and families every week here at LMS. With the goal of educating our Tigers about potential career options aligned with our academic pathways, we'll be sharing these out with our students here at school in a number of ways as well as featuring them here in our Tiger Talk.

This week's Career of the Week focus is Interior Designer:

  • Career Description: Plan, design, and furnish the internal space of rooms or buildings. Design interior environments or create physical layouts that are practical, aesthetic, and conducive to the intended purposes. May specialize in a particular field, style, or phase of interior design.
  • Education: 4-Year College
  • Median Salary: $56,040

Please click here for a short video description from Mr. Mitchell.

Drews Mitchell can be reached at mitchedr@lovelandschools.org. Mr.Mitchell would love to hear from you with any of your career and/or college questions!

Car Riders - Drop Off/Pick-Up Information

For those students who are being dropped off or picked up at school, we want to remind everyone of the pickup and drop-off process for the LIS/LMS campus. While our front parking lot is still under construction for some needed updates and repairs, you will follow the same process to start the year that has been in place in years past (as illustrated below):

  • Pull in the front main entrance off of Lebanon Rd.
  • Follow the cones (lines coming soon) in the picture below before dropping off or picking up your student(s) at the Main Entrance. You will loop behind the back parking lot. This allows for more cars to get off Lebanon Rd. during busy times.
  • Your child should not be getting out of the car until you enter the drop-off area.

Main Entrance doors will be open for drop-off in the AM beginning at 7:05 AM. Drop-off and pick times have typically ranged between 12-15 minutes during peak traffic, but with new start times this year as well as more students expected to ride the bus in the morning, we will need to see how this timing looks to start the year. Additionally, inclement weather typically results in longer times needed for drop-off as more students are being brought to school and things move a little slower.

Drivers, please also be aware that we will have students walking and riding their bikes to school each day. Please be careful and keep an eye out for students crossing the street and driveway around our campus. You can see the marked crosswalk locations in the picture below where students and pedestrians should be crossing.

If everyone follows the process accordingly, we know it to be the most efficient and safe process possible given the volume and our campus layout. We appreciate everyone's cooperation in following the established process for our car riders. If you have any questions, please let us know.

Lunch at LMS

The federal pandemic-related program that provided universal free meals to school-age children has expired. School lunch and breakfast will no longer be free for everyone in the 2022-2023 school year. All students will be required to enter their PIN number (their student ID) for their purchased or free/reduced lunches. You can find your student’s PIN (student ID) number at TigerParent.me.

Families who qualify for free or reduced lunch can complete the application at PaySchools Central. Completing the application now will allow your student to start the year with free or reduced lunch if they qualify.

Students can purchase breakfast for $2.00 and lunch for $3.50. Extra milk can be purchased for $0.60. To avoid having your child handle cash at the register, you can load funds to your child’s lunch account on the PaySchools Central website. You may also add funds to their account by sending in a check with the student's name and PIN (student ID) in the memo. Please note that when a student does not have sufficient funds in their account or cash to pay for lunch and reaches a charge balance of -$10.00 (approximately 3 meals), a letter will be generated by the Nutrition Office and mailed to the parents along with automated phone message notifying them and will continue until the balance is reconciled. Nutrition Services is happy to accept donations to pay off lunch debt for students who owe meal charges.

Menus will be on the Loveland City School website along with nutritional information and common food allergies in early August. Menu items are subject to change due to availability and food shortages.

For more information, call Nutrition Services at 774-6201.

School Supplies and Fees

Click here to find school supply lists for 7th and 8th-grade students for the 22-23 school year.

School fees for all LMS students are $100 for the 22-23 school year. This includes a general school fee of $50 and a technology fee of $50. Fees may be paid online using PaySchoolsCentral.com or by check made out to “Loveland City Schools" in the LMS office on 8/8 and 8/9. Please include your child's first and last name on the memo line of the check.

Prompt payment of your student's fees is greatly appreciated.

LMS Sporting Events:

Saturday 9/3:

-Loveland XC Invitational @ 11:45


-Volleyball vs. Liberty JH- 4:30/5:30


-Football @ Milford- 5:30/6:45

-Volleyball vs. Winton Woods- 4:30/5:30

-Girls Tennis vs. Mariemont- 4:00


-Volleyball @Milford- 4:30/5:30

-XC @ Sacred Heart Invitational- 4:30

Girls Tennis @ Kings- 4:00


-XC @ Mason Invitational- 4:30


We are at $6,250 of our $25,000 fundraising goal. We need your help.

When you join the PTSA you can join at different levels. These levels are your donation to our One and Done Fundraiser. Please help us help our students & staff.

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Carolina Panthers

Join by October 15th for a chance to WIN 4 tickets to see the Cincinnati Bengals vs. the Carolina Panthers on November 6th at 1pm.

Basic Membership: $25- 1 entry to the Bengals raffle

Bronze Membership: $50- 3 entries

Silver Membership: $75- 5 entries

Gold Membership: $100- 10 entries

Donate more to earn more entries to the Bengals ticket raffle.

Help us reach our goal to enable us to support our students and staff.

General Membership meeting Monday, September 12th @ 7pm in the LMS Media Center

Back to School Spirit Wear Sale!

August 8th- September 7th, 30% off site wide and free shipping on orders over $60. 1stplace.sale/74210 Backpacks, hoodies, shirts, hats, blankets, and more.

Two Truths and a Lie from our LIS/LMS Staff

Check our social media pages for two truths and a lie. We asked them to send us a picture from their summer plus 2 truths and one lie about themselves. Can you spot the lie?

Follow Us!


facebook: Loveland MINT PTSA

Instagram: @lovelandmint

Twitter: @Loveland MINT PTSA

School Supply Due Date

There’s still time to order your school supplies online to be delivered to your door.

Go to www.schooltoolbox.com, enter your child’s school, select the grade level, then customize your order if desired.

Check that off your to-do list and enjoy some free time.

Stay in touch!

Loveland Middle School Office Team

Principal: David Knapp

Assistant Principal: Amanda Robinson

Assistant Principal/LMS Athletic Director: Jayson Bruce

School Psychologist: Dani Tobergte

Counselor: Kim Shafer

Career and College Counselor: Drews Mitchell

Secretary: Morgan Speigel

Secretary: Julie Nerl

Receptionist: Mary Megois

School Resource Officer: Mike Boettger

Office hours: 7 AM - 3 PM

To report an absence call 697-3602 by 10 a.m.