LMS Principal blog post 02-20-2019
Link to original blog post: https://landermiddleschool.blogspot.com/2019/02/february-18th-february-22nd.html
Good morning, LMS Families!
We are busy wrapping up our second trimester and preparing for Parent Teacher Conferences next Tuesday and Wednesday.
We had a couple of busy weeks with a lot of activities happening so here is a small recap.
Congratulations to the LMS Nordic team. They had a great race in Casper this past weekend and were looking very sharp in their new uniforms. Thanks to Coaches Missy White, Jill Calder, Kyle Sandall, and Ryan Buckmeier for all of their work with our athletes. We had over 80 students join Nordic and it was a very successful season for all! Thanks to Jessie Anderson for the pictures!
Congratulations to our 8th grade Boys Basketball team for bringing home the Yellowstone Conference Championship this past weekend. According to Coach Simpson, “the boys worked very hard and this is well deserved!” Nice job, Cubs! Thanks to Steve Simpson for the pictures!
We wrapped up Valentine’s day week with our 3rd annual Lander/Riverton combined dance. Once again, Cristina Jensen and Student Council pulled off another successful event. Thanks to all of our parents and teachers who came to help chaperone. We do not know yet, how much money was raised but will have the total for next week’s blog post and some pictures.
Parent – Teacher Conferences: To help increase productive communication and assist in student learning, please reserve some time in your schedule to attend Parent/Teacher Conferences. Conferences will be held on Tuesday, February 26th from 3:30 to 7:30 pm and Wednesday, February 27th from 3:30 to 7:00 pm. During conference hours teachers are available throughout the building, normally in their classroom, and parents proceed around the school to discuss their student’s progress in each course. Unlike elementary schools, no specific, individual times are reserved; it is a first come-first serve basis.
Alarming Concern: We are starting to see a rise in student use of e-cigarettes among middle school students. Specifically a product called Juul. These vaping pens easily go unnoticed because they look like items we use everyday. The device consists of a USB flash drive powered vaporizer that is easily concealed. The flash drives look similar to a USB for a wireless mouse so it would be easy to confuse the two. We are aware of these devices and are working closely with staff as well as SRO Cronk. We will follow the district discipline matrix as we find these devices. If you would like to know more about this, I have included a couple of links. One is an article from USC and the other is information from the United States Surgeon General. I have also included a picture for reference.
Kids sneak smoking substitute JUUL into schools
Surgeon General Information
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Julie Shanley, LMS Principal