The Spark Newsletter

August 28, 2021

What to expect this week.

  • Front doors will open at 7:30am. First bell rings at 8:15am. when students arrive on campus, they will go to the Gym, until they are released to class.
  • Students who arrive after the 8:15am bell, will receive a Tardy. Unless they have arrived to school on a late bus.
  • Football and Volleyball practice begins this week. (see information below for details)
  • Updated Traffic Maps for Morning Drop off and Afternoon Pick up.

Morning Drop Off Traffic Map

Please follow the traffic flow pattern below, for morning drop off.


  • There are three drop off lanes - you may pull in and drop your student off in any of these lanes.
  • If dropping off in the first lane (closest to the school), please pull as far forward as you can, then let student out of the car. Please note the "X" on the map, showing the parking spots for the first lane. You may need to pass the front door, to fill the first 4 spots, before letting student out of car.
  • To ease the flow of exiting the parking lot, it is recommended that you take a right out of Leaman's driveway, instead of exiting down Charger Way.
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Afternoon Drop Off Traffic Map

Please follow the traffic flow pattern below, for the afternoon pick up.


  • Parking is allowed before 3:40pm, in the lot indicated in blue.
  • All yellow traffic lanes are ONE lane only.
  • To ease the flow of exiting the parking lot, it is recommended that you take a right out of Leaman's driveway, instead if exiting down Charger Way.
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Attendance for 2021-2022

Please review this year's Attendance Procedures for Leaman

Leaman's Attendance Page

  • Absences DO count forwards Exemptions for student's final exams.
  • Excused doctor's notes must be received within FIVE days of the absence

Leaman Football

Two week practice schedule and JOIN the SportsYou APP!!
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Girls Volleyball

  • All physical and Rank One forms must be completed by 8:00am Monday for Major Sports
  • Congratulations to the 7th & 8th grade girls that made the volleyball teams. Thank you to all the girls who tried out. We had a record turnout for tryouts this year; over 150 girls! Our first home is September 9th vs. Lamar.

Skylert Information - Receiving emails and text messages from Leaman

Skylert information is updated via Skyward Family Access (from a website - not the app)

  • Click on Skylert, on the left side of screen
  • The phone number and email address (where the arrows are indicating) must be correct
  • Each box that is circled must be checked.
  • You may have up to 2 emails who receives emailed notices and newsletters from Leaman
  • Up to 4 phone numbers who receive texts and/or calls from Leaman

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Office Aides - 8th Graders

Is your student interested in becoming an office aide for Leaman. Any 8th Grader may apply:

Please read the Guidelines and complete the Application

School Picture Day - September 8th

You may place your orders online at www.topoftexasprinting.com or print the form and return to school on or before picture day. (prices will increase after Sept 8th)
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Drop off order forms at the Front Office

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Partnership - Staff - Students - Parents

This is our Charger Motto! Once a Charger - Always a Charger!.

To be a successful Charger - this takes a team.

(1) Parent (2) Student (3) Teacher.

Parents, join us this year in making your Charger a Success. Print this out, place it on your home, so that this always remind us - what it takes to make a successful Charger.

If we work together - your student will have a great year and learn skills to guide them into their future lives.

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From Athletics

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Upcoming Events

August 30th - Football Practice Begins

September 3rd - Volleyball Game vs Briscoe & Wright

September 6th - Student/Staff Holiday

September 8th - PICTURE DAY

September 14th - Student and Parent Open House

September 15th - Football Scrimmage vs Reading

September 24th - Student/Staff Holiday

October 1st - End of 1st 6 Weeks

How to connect and stay in touch with what is happening at Leaman

  • Leaman sends weekly newsletters in a Skyalert blast (email listed in your Skyward account).
  • Monitor our Facebook and Twitter pages for daily updates.

Leaman Jr High Admin Team

Michael Semmler - School Principal - msemmler@lcisd.org

Karl Carlton - Assistant Principal - kcarlton@lcisd.org

Jimitra Granger - 7th Grade Assistant Principal - jimitra.granger@lcisd.org

Derek Getschow - 8th Grade Assistant Principal - derek.getschow@lcisd.org

Leaman Jr High Counselor Team

Kevin Kracker (Alpha A - Gl) - kkracker@lcisd.org

Anita Oliphant (Alpha Go - O) anita.oliphant@lcisd.org

LaToya Session (Alpha P - Z) lsession@lcisd.org


Sylvia Rodriguez - Counselor's Secretary / Registrar srodriguez@lcisd.org

Additional Information for Leaman Jr High