|WELCOME TO LMMS|
|Principal - Johnny Spears Assistant Principal - Kela Sharpton
School Hours: 7:45-3:20 School Phone Number: (803) 663-4300
Before the end of the first semester, our students took the Winter Session of the Scholastic Reading Initiative. Many students demonstrated growth in reading skills since the beginning of the school year. However, we still have many who scored just below grade level, according to the results of the test. As an intervention for students falling short in reading/Lexile levels, we have been given a fantastic tool that will allow us to grow our students. Read 180 will take the place of our Reading Enrichment exploratory classes. This program is a mixture of direct instruction and online reading skill-building exercises. It is research based and has shown to “grow” students into better readers. Data from the latest SRI sessions was analyzed to determine rosters for these classes. Students selected for these courses will receive a letter explaining the procedures and potential outcomes.
We have also changed out homeroom Extended Learning Time. Students have new teachers in an effort to maximize time for reading practice and interventions. All of our teachers were trained recently to use a reading strategy that will assist in comprehension and reading fluency. All of our students will be participating in these activities. It is our goal to increase literacy skills with all of our students.
If you have an opportunity, drive out to Weldon Way and check the progress of the new building. The site preparation is going quickly, even with the rain we have had. The site preparation has involved moving a tremendous amount of soil to level the property. I am excited to see the work they have been able to accomplish and am looking forward to seeing a foundation laid soon!
We take the safety of our students seriously. Sometime between now and the end of the first week of February, we will conduct a lockdown drill. We will go through the lockdown procedures with the assistance of the Aiken County Sheriff’s Department and the District Office for Aiken County Schools. During this time, according to our procedures, no one will be allowed in or out of the building. By conducting the drill, we will be able to check our strengths and discover where any potential weaknesses may exist.
Other events in the near future include our Second Quarter Awards Day, on January 29 at 9AM. Leavelle McCampbell PTO will sponsor the Red and White Ball Valentines Dance on Friday, February 12, from 5:30 – 7:30. Tickets will be sold at the door. Our Miss Leavelle McCampbell Pageant will be held Saturday, March 12. Please make note of these events and support our students!
Thank you for all that you do to support our school and our students. Please contact me at 663-4300 for any concerns.
|LMMS 2015-2016 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. These rules also apply if a student is assigned in-school suspension.
* Pants, skirts, and shorts must be knee length or longer when standing.
* No elastic waisted athletic shorts or sweatpants, including basketball shorts or “joggers”.
* 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, even with leggings underneath.
* Clothing sizes should be appropriate. Substantial over-sized clothing and tight-fitting 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.
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.