Steelers in the Middle

We are ALL in @LMS!! October 2018

Note from the principal...

October is here!! Fall is a great time of year. Fresh crisp air helps to put a spring into your step. In the middle school, fall is a great season for students to focus on organization. Did you know our 8th graders organized their binders as a grade level this year? 6th grade has color coded folders that match with Martin Road to help students transition. All of our students are shown how to use their planners to track projects, homework and special events as well as passes, in ELA class. Lockers can sometimes get messy. Please free to stop in after school at 2pm to help your student organize the locker.


We are all in @LMS!! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns, Beth Schill, LMS Principal ext. 3001 bschill@lackawannaschools.org

Special Request...

From the HS/MS Library:

I am looking for community members willing to teach a craft or skill for our Makerspace Club. This would be a one day session and would need to be completed from 2:04 - 2:34. Please email me at spalumbo@lackawannaschools.org if interested. Thank you!

Susan Palumbo. Library Media Specialist

Happenings in the Middle...

Half Day for Students on October 17th - dismissal @ 10:30am


7th grade field trip to Old Fort Niagara on October 19th Dress warm, students may bring a lunch or have a school provided lunch.


Photo Day is October 22nd Dress to Impress!!


Student Council Fall Dance 10/26 2:00pm-3:30pm Students may purchase a ticket from the school store in the cafeteria. Costumes are welcome but should be able to slide on over your clothes.


We had over 25 students have their teeth checked and these students will be going to the dentist in two weeks if needed. This is through the Gateway Team at University Pediatric Dentistry. We can't thank them enough for helping our students!!


November 13th at 8:30am is our Veteran's Day Ceremony in the auditorium. Feel free to attend. We'd love to have you there.

From the Specials classrooms...

Keyboarding...

In Keyboarding class, the 6th graders have finished learning home row and are learning many new keys and reaches. We focus on “touch typing” and Mrs. Held’s favorite reminder is “no lookie, cookie”. I think we will have a cookie treat coming up this fall in keyboarding class as our students continue to progress! Ask your child to show you home row!

From 6th grade classrooms..

Students in Ms. Burke's ELA 1 class put "Front to Back" into action to discuss and share good examples of topic sentences. "Front to Back" is a strategy used in classrooms to encourage students to share their learning, thoughts, and ideas.
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From 7th Grade classrooms...

7th Grade Science...


Science 7 - Life Science


Students will be conducting a long term experiment to investigate the affects of fertilizer on algae growth in pond water. The experiment will take place over 14 days.

We will receive 100 brown trout eggs from the Randolph fish hatchery during the month of October. Students will participate in a long term observation project as they watch the trout develop from eggs to fry. Seventh graders will keep journals of their observations over the course of the school year. The project will culminate in the release of the young brown trout into lake Erie in May of 2019. We will acquire a permit from the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) prior to releasing the fish.

Clubs...

Coming soon is our Collector's Club!! Got a collection? Want a collection? Need an idea for a collection? Listen to morning announcements to find out when the club meets. We hope you will join up!

Our MS guidance department...

Students in grades 6,7 and 8 will be starting the Prevention Focus Programs this fall. Prevention Focus utilizes science based model programs that teach decision-making, communication, goal-setting and other life skills that help people cope and succeed. Prevention Focus employs strategies in schools and communities that make safer and healthier choices more likely.