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  PowerSchool Parent Portal Changes 
Aiken County Public Schools has implemented the Parent Single Sign-on for PowerSchool. Parents will need to create a new account for the Parent Portal that will allow them to link all of their children under one sign-on account.  Click here for instructions.   Click here for important student information.
Upcoming Events
School Announcements
Principal - Johnny Spears      Assistant Principal - Kela Funk
School Hours: 7:45-3:20      School Phone Number: (803) 663-4300

We have arrived at an exciting time of year! Spring Break is here, along with the warm weather. Students, parents, and teachers are excited about the prospect of a few days off with family and friends.

I encourage you all to enjoy the break. When we return to school on April 13, 2015, we will have a lot to do. We will have approximately two weeks before our Spring testing begins. The ASPIRE tests for Writing, Reading, and Math will be administered during the last week of April. ASPIRE Science and PASS Science and Social Studies will be administered during the week of May 5. The ASPIRE tests will be timed, while the PASS tests will be untimed. We have been practicing writing samples and conducting timed math assignments. Our teachers have been working to prepare our students to do their best!

Parents, please remind your students to continue to do the right thing and inform teachers if they suspect anything that can be considered contraband is brought to campus. I, along with the faculty and staff, take the safety of our students seriously. Please talk with your students about their school day. I really do appreciate the calls and emails that I received expressing your concerns.

We have had students travel to many places to experience new things. Our entire 8th grade traveled to Clemson University to conduct science labs. The 7th grade went to Bridgestone for their outdoor environmental classroom. We were the first school in the county to use that facility. 6th graders went to the Ruth Patrick Science and Education Center for several classes. These trips provided an enriching experience for all of our students.

We will have a second STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Night on April 20 at 6PM. We have many guests coming in for hands-on activities, as well as demonstrations. We will also have representatives of local businesses on hand. Rising sixth graders from our feeder elementary schools have been invited.

Spring pictures will be taken on April 21st. Another school event that we all look forward to is our annual Spring Band and Chorus concert, which will be held on May 14.

Parents, please continue to encourage your students to do their best at school. We are blessed with the GREATEST STUDENTS IN AIKEN COUNTY! I want them to know that I believe that and want them to believe that they are the GREATEST!

As always, if you have any questions, please contact me at 663-4300 or email jspears@acpsd.net.

Thank you,

J Spears

Career Camp!
Attention 7th and 8th Grade Students!  Are you ready to get your high school experience and career started early? If so, you should apply to the Career and Technology Center's Career Camp!  This free half day camp, provides students with the opportunity to explore some of the most engaging hands-on courses the Career Center has to offer.  If you are interested please see your Career Specialist or Guidance Counselor for an application today!  Applications are due May 8th. 
Testing Update

ACT Aspire will be given to all students in grades 3-8 over three days this month. Writing and English will be given on Tuesday, April 28. Reading will be administered on Wednesday, April 29. Mathematics will be given on Thursday April 30, and Science will be administered on Tuesday, May 5. It is important to remember that this is a timed test! To find out how many questions will be given and the time students have to complete each section, please visit the home page of the S.C. Department of Education and click the ACT button. You’ll also find FREE test questions and resources!http://1.usa.gov/1FmTzIU #TestReadySC


Thanks for your patience as we implement this new testing program.

South Carolina Youth Risk Behavior Survey

On May 13th, five randomly chosen classes will be taking the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) or the Youth Tobacco Survey (YTS).   If a parent does not want his/her child to take the survey, they can sign the parental form and return it.  If the parental form is not returned, the parent is giving consent to allow his/her child to participate in the survey.

The 2nd period classes that will be participating are:
Ms. Toole
Mrs. Hamlett
Mrs. Lunsford
Mr. Derr
Mr. Samaha

A copy of the survey and the parental form is available for preview by clicking the links below.
Parental Form - This form is returned only if you do NOT want your child to participate
Youth Tobacco Survey
Youth Risk Behavior Survey

The YRBS and YTS have been conducted in South Carolina in high schools every other year since 1991 and in middle schools since 2005. The surveys, conducted in the spring of odd-numbered years by SC Healthy Schools at the SC Department of Education, is part of a national effort to monitor priority health risk behaviors that contribute markedly to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the United States. These behaviors, often established during childhood and early adolescence, include:

  • Tobacco use
  • Unhealthy dietary behaviors
  • Inadequate physical activity
  • Alcohol and drug use
  • Sexual behaviors that contribute to HIV infection, other sexually transmitted diseases, and unintended pregnancies
  • Behaviors that contributed to intentional and unintentional injury, including suicide
Congratulations to Mrs. Lunsford for winning WJBF's Golden Apple Award!

If a student is late to school, he/she MUST be signed in by a parent or guardian at the time they are dropped off.  Please contact the front office if you have any questions!
Dress Code
  LMMS 2014-2015 Dress Code  

Students have the right to regulate their personal appearance; however, the school reserves the right to bar students whose personal appearance is disruptive to the school program.

* Pants, skirts, and shorts must be knee length or longer when standing.

* No elastic waisted athletic shorts or sweatpants.

* Pants must be worn at the waist with no undergarments or basketball shorts showing.

* Pants and shorts with holes or frays above the knees are not permitted.

* Clothing sizes should be appropriate. Substantial over-sized clothing and tightfitting pants such as leggings are not permitted. If leggings or tights are worn under a skirt, the skirt must be knee-length.

* Shoes must be worn at all times. No house shoes or bedroom slippers, and sandals must have a strap in the back.

* Shirts/dresses must completely cover the front, back, stomach, and sides when students raise their arms. All tops must be over the shoulder area (three inches wide), and not expose cleavage, even if covered by a sheer or crocheted top.

* Clothing that is distracting, revealing, overly suggestive, or disruptive is not permitted.

* Hats, caps, hoods, scarves, gloves, sweatbands, and sunglasses are not to be worn inside.

* Students are not to wear conspicuous or ridiculous costumes, including any type of pajamas.

* Inappropriate language, alcohol, tobacco, gang-related or drug symbols are not permitted.

* Wallet chains, sheer shirts/blouses, clothes exposing the midriff, low-cut shirts, etc. are not permitted.

SchoolFusion Parent Account
SchoolFusion Parent Account
A SchoolFusion Parent Account allows parents to view all of their children’s classroom information in one web location. Parents can check assignments, view important deadlines on FusionPage calendars, follow their children's sports calendars, school events and much more!  Once parents have created an account email notifications will be sent when new announcements and assignments are added.  Only parents/guardians of students enrolled in Aiken County Public School District are allowed to register.
To create a parent account, you will need the student id# for each student and birthdate.  The birthdate should be keyed in with  no leading zero or dashes.

Do you want to keep up with all of the great things our PTO is doing with our school?  If so, then follow them on Facebook!

Required Vaccine
South Carolina law requires that all students entering 7th grade receive one (1) dose of Tdap vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis). Now is a good time to make an appointment for your child to receive this immunization if you have not already done so.  If your child has already received this immunization, please bring this information with you on registration day.  If you have further questions regarding this requirement, please contact the main office.