LMS Weekly Reminders


All schools and offices will be closed on Monday, September 5th – Labor Day

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Tuesday, 6th is an A-Day

Please take the time to welcome Ms. Kaci Marschall, our new 7th Grade Assistant Principal. Ms. Marschall begins her position immediately.

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Ensuring the success of students is a partnership between the school and home. We welcome volunteers at LMS. Please click the link above to apply.

Student Handbook- Presentation Secondary 2022-2023

There have been a few changes to disciplinary codes. Please access the above link to preview the secondary student handbook presentation that was shared with students.

Please Keep in Mind

As you are aware, there are standards for appropriate dress when attending school. What is acceptable to wear to the movies and the mall might not always be acceptable for school. Based on some outfits that the staff and I have begun to see, please consider this a friendly reminder about our LMS dress code expectations.

  • Students must wear clothing that covers certain body parts. Clothes must be worn in such a way that the chest, midriff, pelvic/groin area, and buttocks are covered..

  • Clothing displaying or suggesting profanity; sexual activity through graphic images, words, or innuendos; weapons; drugs/alcohol or drug paraphernalia; violence; or tobacco products may not be worn, visible, or displayed.

  • Clothing with identifiable gang/crew representation or paraphernalia may not be worn, visible, or displayed.

  • Symbols or messages generally accepted to promote intolerance, hate, racial slurs (for example Confederate flag, swastika, Ku Klux Klan or KKK) may not be worn, visible, or displayed.

  • Head coverings may only be worn indoors so long as the student’s face is visible and it does not interfere with instruction or student safety.

  • Shoes must be worn that are safe for all activities. Fuzzy bedroom slippers are not appropriate for school.

  • Student dress for school-sponsored activities must be in compliance with the Student Dress Code.

An Important Note About Celebrations

We understand that birthdays, etc. are special occasions. However, please note that we will not be able to accept deliveries of flowers, balloons or the like to celebrate any occasion at school. Deliveries of such items are highly discouraged as they tend to be a distraction to school activities and are not transportable on our buses. Also, it is not appropriate to have a birthday

celebration during the school day. Group pizza, balloons, and cakes, for example, should be provided to celebrate or recognize a student after the school day. Our office is a very busy place and is simply not staffed to accommodate parents routinely requesting deliveries to students.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Student Pick-up and Drop-off

Parents dropping off students will enter the parking lot off Medley’s Neck Road and make an immediate left then loop around to the curb by the cafeteria entrance where a staff member will be present to monitor students as they walk into the school. Please note that this parking lot is one-way only. Parents wishing to park and walk in with students may do so by entering through the main entrance of the school. All visitors must sign in and show identification to the main office personnel. Students may not walk through the parking lot without a parent and are not to be dropped off at school prior to 6:55 a.m. We do not have staff on duty prior to that time to supervise students. It is imperative that you follow this request, as it is made to guarantee student supervision and safety.

No cars are permitted in the bus loop once buses begin to arrive. For pick-up in the afternoon, you must contact the school by 1:00 p.m. if you need us to get a message to your child that they will be picked up. Students who are to be picked up will be called to the cafeteria prior to dismissal. A staff member will be present in the cafeteria and one outside to check parent identification and sign out students. We will not be holding the buses to retrieve students if this request is not followed. Cars are not permitted in the bus loop after 1:00 p.m., so please do not park in front of the main entrance to pick up your child. If you are using the north parking lot for student pick up please circle around and exit through the same entrance (as is the case for drop offs).

Please note that you may not pick up a student other than your own unless there is a note in the main office giving you permission to do so.

Meal Benefits Application

While meals are not free for all students this year, we are still offering the free and reduced meal program based on the status determined from the meal benefit application. Students who qualify will still receive free or reduced meals.

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Classic Car Show

Leonardtown Middle School is hosting a fall car show on Friday, October 7 (with a rain date of Friday, October 14). This car show will cost 2 P.A.W.S. tickets to attend, for our students demonstrating our P.A.W.S. expectations during the first marking period. LMS Jaguars that have proven themselves to be P.A.W.S.-itively phenomenal will be able to attend the car show! Those students have demonstrated qualities of being Positive and Polite, Accepting Responsibility, Working Hard, and putting Safety First. At the car show, students will be voting to determine sixth, seventh, and eighth grade "Best In Show" winners. All car show participants will receive a dash plaque and the love and appreciation of Leonardtown Middle School staff and students.

Parents/guardians, if you have a vehicle that you are interested in bringing to the Classic Car Show, please fill out the Google form below! Thank you

Classic Car Show

Please complete this form if you own a classic car and would like to register to participate in the reward event.

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First Night for Band Event

It's time to Strike Up the Band! The LMS Band is performing Thursday, September 8th, 2022 at the "First Night for Band" event. Band students will speak to prospective band students from all over St. Mary's County about what it is like to be in a concert band and why they should join. The event begins at 6:00p.m. at the Leonardtown High School Auditorium.
Annual Conflict Resolution Day Bookmark Art Contest

In observance of National Conflict Resolution Day on October 20, 2022, the Maryland Judiciary’s Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO) is seeking entries for the 17th annual Conflict Resolution Day Bookmark Art Contest.

Sixth Grade PawPrint

August/September 2022

Employment Opportunities

SMCPS accepts teaching applications year-round. APPLY TODAY!!

Upcoming Important Dates

September 5th - Holiday (Labor Day) All Schools & Offices Closed

September 5th - Band Fundraiser at Mod Pizza (See above)

September 15th - PTA General Meeting in the LMS Media center at 6:00 p.m.

September 22nd - 2-Hour Early Dismissal

September 23rd - Professional Day - No School for Students

September 27th - PTA Spirit Night -- Salted Scoop/SOF Market