The Spark Newsletter

September 5, 2021

What to expect this week.

  • Front doors will open at 7:15am. 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.
  • Monday - Student and Teacher Holiday
  • Picture day - September 8th
  • Turn in your Student Council applications (8th graders)
  • Turn in our Office Aide Applications (8th graders)

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

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Student Council Information

Is your student interested in joining the Student Council? Applications are due ASAP!

School Picture Day - September 8th

You may place your orders online at or print the form and return to school on or before picture day. (prices will increase after Sept 8th)
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5th Annual Washington DC Trip

8th grade students are invited on the 5th annual Washington DC trip!. This year we are visiting DC and and Colonial Virgina. The dates of the trip are March 12-16, 2022. Students will receive trip information on September 10 in their social studies classes. There is an in-person meeting on September 22 at 5:30 pm in the LGI room. And don't forget, parents are invited on the trip too!

Final Exam Exemptions

Below are the guidelines for qualifying to receive exam exemptions.

For attendance - all medical notes are due within Five (5) days of the last date of absence.

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PTO Fall Fundraiser

Tickets will be sold from Friday, September 10th through Friday, September 24th

The PTO will accept cash, check, venmo or paypal

(Checks payable to: Friends of Leaman Jr High)

Join the PTO and earn an extra raffle ticket

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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 - Football and Volleyball

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

Upcoming Events

September 6th - Student/Staff Holiday

September 8th - PICTURE DAY

September 13th - Grandparents Day 7:30am - 8:15am.

September 14th - Student and Parent Open House - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

September 15th - Football Scrimmage vs Reading

September 22nd - In-Person Meeting - Washington DC Trip 5:30pm in LGI Room

September 24th - Student/Staff Holiday

October 1st - End of 1st 6 Weeks - Early Release @12:15pm

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 -

Karl Carlton - Assistant Principal -

Jimitra Granger - 7th Grade Assistant Principal -

Derek Getschow - 8th Grade Assistant Principal -

Leaman Jr High Counselor Team

Kevin Kracker (Alpha A - Gl) -

Anita Oliphant (Alpha Go - O)

LaToya Session (Alpha P - Z)

Sylvia Rodriguez - Counselor's Secretary / Registrar

Additional Information for Leaman Jr High