LMS Weekly Reminders


Monday, January 9th, is an A-Day

LMS Weekly Showcase:

Cohen Bishop: 3rd Place Winner MD Judiciary’s Mediation and Conflict Resolution 17th Annual Bookmark Art Contest

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Dr. Dennie: LMS 2023 Leader of Excellence

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Dr. Macauley (Doc Mac): LMS 2023 Outstanding Educator

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Mrs. Deems: LMS 2023 Educational Support Professional

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Picture Retakes will be taken THIS THURSDAY, January 12, 2023.

Retakes are for students who did not have their picture taken on the original picture day OR students who have purchased pictures and would like to return them and have a new picture taken. If pictures have already been received students are to bring the entire original package of pictures to give to the photographer before new pictures will be retaken.

Please note: Students are not able to have their picture retaken for the sole purpose of replacing their original picture in the yearbook.

Please contact Mrs. Engel at aaengel@smcps.org with any questions.

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Attendance Challenge

For the school year thus far, LMS has the following attendance rates:

6th Grade - 93.07%

7th Grade - 91.8 %

8th Grade - 91.28%

It is our goal as a school to attain a 95% attendance rate. As such, for the months of January & February, we will be hosting a Winter Grade-Level Attendance Challenge! On the first day of the week, we will pull two random names for prizes from the grade level with the highest attendance rate for the weeks prior. Those students whose names are pulled will have had to have attended a full week the week before and be in attendance to accept the prize! Time to get your attendance on Jaguars! We just know your attendance will be PAWS-itively phenomenal!

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From the Nurse's Suite

January news from the Nurse's suite.

Sign-up for the Annual County-wide Model United Nations Conference

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MASC Legislative Session

Is your student interested in a leadership opportunity? If the answer is yes then the Maryland Association of Student Councils (MASC) Legislative Session is the place to be. Workshops that delegates will attend focus on advocacy and legislative business that will allow them to learn about how the legislative process works and discover how they can become involved.

Throughout the day, five qualified candidates from across the state will be campaigning for the position of 2023-2024 student member on the State Board of Education (SMOB). As a member school of MASC, delegates vote on which two candidates MASC will recommend to the Governor for his final appointment. Each candidate will deliver a speech of his or her composition and will participate in a question and answer period. During this time, delegates of the General Assembly will be able to ask candidates questions regarding their experience, platform, goals, ideas, and other appropriate topics that will help distinguish the top contenders.

Event Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Location: Wheaton High School (Montgomery County, MD)

Registration closes: Monday, January 23, 2023 (to allow LMS time to get all material and payment to the state)

Cost: $30 per student

Transportation: St. Mary’s Association of Student Councils (SMASC) will cover the cost of transportation.

Attending Adviser(s): Mrs. Payne. Please email tjpayne@smcps.org if interested.

Database & eBooks for Students

All students in SMCPS have access to multiple ebooks and database subscriptions. Check out the link above for the latest.

Your Child's Laptop Charger

As a kind reminder please encourage your student to charge their laptops nightly. Also, take a few minutes with your student to locate their charger. If a student is missing a charger they should report it to Mrs. Haynes. There is a $40 charge to replace missing or lost chargers. Chargers are in high demand and with state testing around the corner all students must be able to maintain battery life.

Have You Ordered Your Yearbook?

Yearbook sales are now live! Yearbooks will ONLY be sold online and will be available for purchase until April 1, 2023. Please see the flyer below for details. Please contact Mrs. Engel with any questions at aaengel@smcps.org
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LMS PTA News - Week of 1/8/2023


American Legion Auxiliary - Essay Contest grades 3 - 8.

The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA), Department of Maryland, Inc., is sponsoring an Americanism Essay Contest “What Does Patriotism Mean to You?” for students in grades 3-8.

Three awards in each of the groups will be presented in each Unit, District, and Department, with prizes at each level. First place Department winners will be sent to the National Competition. The contest time frame is November 1, 2022, to February 1, 2022.

Group I — Grades 3 & 4 (150-250 words)

Group II — Grades 5 & 6 (250-300 words)

Group III - Grades 7 & 8 (350-400 words)

Students must get the printed copy of their cover letter AND essay to Mrs. Sheehan in Room 106 by January 31, 2023.

School Volunteer Portal

Beginning this year, all school volunteers must apply annually for approval. The application process runs until 5/1/23. There is no application fee for school volunteers.

Meal Benefits Application

Students who qualify will still receive free or reduced meals.

Employment Opportunities

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

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