The Spark Newsletter

February 19, 2022

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.
  • Scentsy School Fundraiser https://waxteam.scentsy.us (ends 2/28)
  • Monday, Feb 21st - Beginning of 5th 6-weeks
  • Tues & Wed, Feb 22nd & 23rd - Benchmark Testing - CLOSED Campus while testing.
  • Friday, Feb 25th - Student vs Faculty Basketball Game.

STUDENT'S OF THE WEEK

A-Gl Student of the Week

The student of the week is Jahanna Daniels nominated by Mrs. Miller.


FAIRNESS

Jahanna literally embodies all of our character traits. She is the student I can always trust to do the right thing whether that is helping a new student find their way around the building, being respectful to her teachers and peers, or checking on someone who is having a bad day. She is a friend to all, and leads by example both in and out of the classroom. – Erin Miller

Go-O Student of the Week

The student of the week is Tien Nguyen nominated by Riley Del Pinto.


" Tien is always an outstanding student. He comes into class and does everything he is supposed to and works hard to be successful. But more than just being a good student, Tien embodies the Character Trait of Kindness. Tien is always polite to others and has never been disrespectful to his peers. As well, Tien is always respectful to teachers and adults. Tien is a great example of what all students should look up to and strive to be.”

P-Z Student of the Week

The student of the week is Luis Rodriguez-Vega nominated by Meggan Ducote.


"I picked Luis because he always is respectful to me and another student who struggles at times during notetaking or group work. I have him at the end of the day and the boys like to banter and playfully tease each other. I noticed him last week sharing his notes to this student without hesitation and making sure he understood what the task was on another day. "

TRACK!!!

Track tryouts will continue Monday, February 21st at 6:30 A.M.

Please dress for the weather conditions and bring water.

First round cuts will be made Monday, and a list will be posted on the Leaman Junior High Athletics Webpage https://www.lcisd.org/campuses/leamanjh/athletics


If your I.D. number is posted, return for practice on Tuesday, February 22nd at 6:30 A.M. Final cuts will be made by Tuesday afternoon, and a coach will have a face-to-face discussion with those who did not make it. Keep in mind that times, marks, and grades determine if an athlete will continue with the 2022 Leaman Junior High Track Team.

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2022-2023 Course Selection Schedule

Click the link for the Secondary Course Catalog: https://bit.ly/3HcxFA2
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Scentsy Fundraiser

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Student vs Faculty Basketball Game

Parent of 8th Graders - who are playing in the game - are invited to attend this event.
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Track Shirt Orders

Please place order before Feb 25th.

https://gogearonline.com/leamanjh-trf22

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Order your Charger Choir Shirt

Order through this link: https://www.imagemarket.com/bhd23fed


How will I pay for my order?

Please bring cash or a check made out to Leaman Junior High Choir by March 18th.

How will I receive my order?

Shirts will be shipped within 2-3 weeks of the cart close date. PLEASE do not add additional names/words to the sleeve.

How long will it take to get my order?

Your order will be delivered within 14-21 days after the online cart has closed.

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LCISD Parent Information Meeting on Student Attendance Webinar

LCISD Parent Information Meeting on Student Attendance Webinar

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

9:41 AM

From the Office of At-Risk Services- Truancy, Attendance, Dropout Prevention:

On Tuesday, March 1st from 6-7 p.m. LCISD parents will be able to login and access a parent information webinar on student attendance. The purpose of the webinar is to provide parents with information about the importance of student attendance to school and share resources and school district services that are available to them. Please post the attached flyers on your campus webpage and any other communication that you have with parents.

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Let's Talk About....

Four Mental Health Seminars:


Mental Health

March 1st, 6-7:30pm @ B.F. Terry LGI


Mental Health Wellness & Self-Care 101

March 9th - 6--7:30pm at Wright Jr. High School


Mental Health Resiliency & Looking Forward

April 13th - 6-7:30pm at Foster High School


Understanding Each Other: Family Communication

May 11th - 6-7:30pm at George Ranch High School
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Covid Information

Read below and email Nurse Boddie - ASAP kboddie@lcisd.org
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Order Your School Yearbook

http://www.balfour.com

Look for Leaman under "Shop my School"

PBIS Donations

Parents if you are interested in donating to the PBIS school store the following list is a great start. We accept all donations both monetary and items.

Every donation helps to build positive behaviors and encourage the students at Leaman. Thank you for your consideration and have a wonderful day!

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/17OLYW1R4K8ZU?ref_=wl_share

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Who is going the extra mile for you?

Who is going the extra mile for you?

•Think for a moment about the amazing staff at Leaman. Who is working hard for students? Nominate a teacher or staff member that you would like to recognize for their hard work in the Be the One survey.

•Each week the results will be gathered. They will then be shared with staff members during Tuesday department meetings or Wednesday staff meetings.

❤Thanks for sharing the love ❤

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Federal Report Cards

Leaman Junior High School is sharing the below information about the district and your child’s campus with you as part of its obligations under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).


Federal Report Cards for the state, the district, and each of the district’s campuses are now available on the district’s website at this link: https://www.lcisd.org/departments/academics/raa/performance-reports-and-legal-postings or are also available on the Texas Education Agency’s website at: https://tea.texas.gov/finance-and-grants/grants/essa-program/federal-report-card. A detailed description of these reports is enclosed.


If you have difficulty accessing the information from the website, hard copies of the reports can be requested from the district or campus office. If you have questions about the information, please contact Leaman Junior High School at 832-223-5200 or the Lamar CISD Research, Assessment, & Accountability Office at 832-223-0138.

Canvas Information

Did you know that LCISD has created a dedicated page that explains Canvas. This is where you can find details on how to log in, videos on how students and parents can utilize Canvas, how to create a parent login and find parent support.

Check it out!!! https://www.lcisd.org/students-parents/canvas/canvas-information

Smart Tag Information

This past week, every student received their NEW Smart Tag.


SMART Tag Replacement: If a student has lost or misplaced their Smart Tag - please order a new one by clicking through this link?

https://www.lcisd.org/departments/support-services/transportation

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Attendance for 2021-2022

Please review this year's Attendance Procedures for Leaman

Leaman's Attendance Page


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

Upcoming Events

March 1st - LCISD Parent Information Meeting on Student Attendance Webinar

March 1st & 2nd - Testing Days - Closed Campus

March 4th - Fulshear High School Cheer Camp

March 21st - 23rd - Tennis Tryouts (more details soon)

March 14-18th - Spring Break Staff and Student Holiday

April 15th - Staff and Student Holiday

May 3rd - Algebra EOC Test

May 5th & 6th - Testing Days - Closed Campus

May 10-12th - STAAR Testing - Closed Campus

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