Laura Bush Middle School

September 18, 2022

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


806-993-2332

Important Dates

September 19th

7th football vs Evans (LCMS)

Tennis (Red Team) - Boys @ Hutch - Girls @LBMS


September 21st

8th football vs Evans (LCMS)


September 22nd

8th Volleyball vs. Cavazos

7th Volleyball @ Cavazos


September 23rd

Dance

7:00 - 9:00 pm (see info below)

General Information

Tardies

We have allowed an ample amount of time for students to get acclimated to their schedules. We have started counting tardies. Tardies, when accumulated, will have disciplinary consequences tied to them. Additionally, tardies will have a negative effect on Pirate Pride qualifications and semester final exemptions. Please encourage your child to maximize their passing period and report to class on time.


Badges

We have also started charging for badges. If your child happens to forget their badge at home, we will allow them to call you in an attempt to have it delivered in a timely manner. If it can't be delivered, we will re-print a badge and assess a $5 fine to their account. This fine will be reflected and skyward and it will notify you via email. From there, links can be followed to pay the fine through our online store. To minimize any undue frustration, please help us by checking for badges before leaving home in the morning. As a safety measure, all staff and students are required to wear them daily. Thanks in advance!


Academic UIL

Sign-ups for academic UIL close on the 7th. We encourage all students to sign-up and tryout for teams. Those who participate will be eligible to attend a field trip at a later date. Please see the additional information below.


Fees In Skyward

Any fee that is assessed in Skyward must be taken care of before students can participate in Pirate Pride or Semester Exemptions (if they qualify). We will try to have our first Pirate Pride before the end of the grading period.

Reporting Absences

This school year, we will implement a new way for parents/guardians to submit absences. This process will allow absence requests to be submitted ahead of time in Skyward. Please click the button below to learn how.


****If you are only checking your child out for a short period of time, such as a doctor's appointment, please unselect the check mark where "all day" is indicated. This will allow you to enter a specific time frame.****

Reporting Absences

Click here to learn how to report absences ahead of time in Skyward.

8th Grade Banquet

The 8th grade banquet will be here before you know it. If you are interested in helping with this celebration, please see the information below.
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Back To School Dance

When - Friday, September 23rd

Where - LBMS Cafeteria

Time - 7:00-9:00 pm

Cost - $6.00


Drop-off location - Front doors


Pick-up locations

6th grade - Front parking lot/driveway

7th grade - Back parking lot/driveway

8th grade - Gym parking lot



Tickets will be sold Monday-Thursday during lunch this week. Bringing the correct change will help us move through lines very quickly. There will be a concession stand available during the dance.

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Best is the standard

We have several signs throughout the building that say "Best is the STANDARD." As discussed on the second day of school, this slogan is applicable to every aspect of life. Wether it's studying, competing, helping others, cleaning, behaving positively, or anything else, we want students to do their absolute BEST. If their mindset is "Best is the STANDARD," great things are going to happen!!

Bus Ridership


***Students must have a badge to scan ON and OFF. If they do not have a badge, they will not be able to ride.***

Academic UIL

We need all teams to be filled. Please see the graphic below regarding teams that still have openings. Please encourage your child to compete in academic UIL. Students who participate will be able to attend a field trip on a later date.

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Mrs. Bairds - Teacher On The Rise


Mrs Baird's Bread and United Supermarkets have announced the return of the Teachers On The Rise program for the 2022-23 school year.




This student/family nominated program honors three local teachers every month. Teachers have such a tremendous impact on students every day, and these are the stories Mrs. Baird's wants to hear about! Nominate your favorite teacher at www.MrsBTeacher.com!

Texas Tech Credit Union

Nominate a special Lubbock-Cooper teacher for the $2,500 Classroom Cash giveaway from Texas Tech Credit Union!


Nominate at texastechfcu.org/classroomcash by September 30!

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Pirate Pride Eligibility Criteria

We will try to have our first Pirate Pride day before the end of the grading period. This is an incentive based "fun period" that students have the opportunity to qualify for throughout each grading period. Academics, attendance, behavior, and overall respect are of great importance to us.
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Athletic Ticketing Changes

No Outside Delivery for Student Lunches

Parents/Guardians may bring a lunch for their students. Lunches can be dropped off in the front office and students will be allowed to pick-up their food when they are dismissed for lunch.


**Due to security concerns, no outside entity (DoorDash, Uber Eats, Favor, Pizza delivery, Chick-Fil-A, etc.) will be allowed to drop off lunches for students.

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Dress Code

Please review requirements in the LCISD student dress code. Dress code will be enforced beginning immediately on the first day of school.

LBMS

Principal

Kyle Hendrix


Assistant Principals

Lance Lewis

Morgan Martin

Randa Wrenn


Counselors

Martha Zielinski

Karla Venable