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Happy Friday, LMS Families!

I hope that everyone has had a great week.  I apologize for not getting the blog post out earlier this week.  Flu, strep throat, colds, and other germy grossness has taken it’s toll on our students and staff the last several weeks and I was not immune to it.  Let’s hope that these “bugs” make their way out of LMS and we start to see everyone getting healthy.

On Tuesday and Wednesday this week, we hosted our spring parent teacher conferences.  Thank you to all of our parents that came out to visit with teachers.  For those parents that were unable to make it, we will be mailing home report cards.

Here’s what’s happening around the grades:
8th grade Language Arts:  In Language Arts, students are diving deep into William Golding’s classic – Lord of the Flies. Each day we have a grammar and conventions Daily Oral Language exercise, a quick informational text that pertains to the chapter that we will read today, and then have guided discussions about the novel. Here’s a copy of the proficiency scale for our next priority standard on central idea and summary (Common Core State Standard RI.8.2). Under the sample activities section in the right-hand column, you’ll find sample assessment tasks and what the questions will be phrased like. Hope this helps!  Central Idea and Summary

6th grade Social Studies:  6th graders in Social Studies are currently studying the causes and consequences of WWI. Students are learning about the impact of expanding empires racing for global dominance and the resistance from neighboring countries clasping to their national identity and culture willing to defend, at all costs, their heritage through the formation of alliances and the strengthening of their military forces. 

Life Skills:  Students from Mrs. Red Bow’s class attended a Fun Snow Day put on by Wyoming Department of Education for students with visual impairments. Students with visual impairments, their friends, teachers, and family members were invited to attend. We went snowshoeing, sledding, and skiing. They served us a delicious hot lunch and provided warm lodging during the day. It was a great real life experience for these students and staff. 

LMS Snow Day picture
LMS Snow Day picture
LMS Snow Day picture
LMS Snow Day picture

6th Grade Flex:  Using their learning style and academic interests as a guide, sixth grade students completed a survey last week to select their third trimester FLEX enrichment focus. The most popular choice…Book Club!

Computer Science:  6th Grade Computer Science classes will be working in Code.org ‘s CS Fundamentals (Express) course for the majority of this Trimester.  7th & 8th Grade Computer Science classes will be working in Code.org ‘s CS Discoveries course for the majority of this Trimester.

Counseling:  Next week Counselors will be teaching 8th graders about the basics of high school, college and scholarships. On the 11th LVHS will host a Parent Night to start the registration process for high school. Please plan to attend, it is very important to be there. On the 18th the Counselors from LVHS and Pathfinder will be here in Mrs. Weston’s classes to help register students for 9th grade classes. It is an exciting process, but can also be a lot to take in, so please don’t hesitate to email Mrs. Polson or Mrs. Jensen with questions.

Class of 2023 Parent Night poster

Activities:  Signups for Track, Art Club, and TEC Club will start on Monday, March 4th.  The cost to participate is $20 and students signing up for track must have a current sports physical on file.  The first track practice will be Monday, March 18th after school. 

After School Tutoring is every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in room 105. 

There will be no school on Friday, March 8th.

Have a great weekend!

Julie Shanley, LMS Principal