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School Announcements
Principal - Johnny Spears      Assistant Principal - Kela Sharpton
School Hours: 7:45-3:20      School Phone Number: (803) 663-4300

Greetings from Leavelle McCampbell!

We have great things happening at Leavelle McCampbell. We have had a lot of fantastic things happening in and out of the classrooms. We have checked our latest round of data from MAP Testing and AIMS Testing for the Winter sessions. We were happy to find that many students made great gains on these tests. These results are used to drive instruction in the classrooms. Please encourage your students to do their best.

Congratulations to Skylar Kernaghan, who won the 2015 Aiken County Spelling Bee! This is the second time she has won this Spelling Bee. Furthermore, Skylar will go on to represent Aiken County in the Regional Spelling Bee in Augusta in March. Be sure to wish her “Good luck!”

We have a lot of students who will be attending STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field trips in March. 8th Graders have been going to Clemson University to participate in DNA-based labs. 7th Graders will be traveling to Bridgestone for Environmental Education. 6th Graders will attend labs at USC-Aiken’s Ruth Patrick Science Center.

8th Graders will be participating in quite a few events to get them to start thinking of their future. They will also be able to attend a tour of USC-Aiken on March 11. Parents of our 8th Graders will be invited to attend an open house for Midland Valley, which is scheduled for the evening of March 19. Meetings for Individual Graduation Plans for our 8th grade students will be held on March 26. Information for IGP’s and the MVHS open house will be sent home soon.

Other dates to remember are District Early Release, March 4, District Inservice Workday, March 6, and a Teacher Workday on March 20. The Miss Leavelle McCampbell Pageant will be March 28 at 3PM.

Did you know that there are testing changes coming to South Carolina? For standardized testing, we will be administering the ACT ASPIRE Test this spring. Learn more about the new ACT tests being administered to all students in grades 3-8 and in the 11th grade this April. Learn what is being tested, find out test dates, and how you can get your children prepared by clicking on the ACT button on the homepage of the South Carolina Department of Education: http://ed.sc.gov/. As always, if you have any questions, please call 663-4300 or email jspears@acpsd.net. Thank you all for allowing me and my dedicated faculty and staff to continue to work with the GREATEST STUDENTS IN AIKEN COUNTY!

J Spears

Testing Update

This past summer the S. C. Legislature changed the state testing program.  A new test called Aspire will be given in grades 3 through 8 to test reading, writing, English, math, and science. Students in grades 4-8 will continue to take the SCPASS tests for science and social studies.  The Aspire ELA and math tests will be given on April 28 -30, the Aspire science test on May 5, and the two SCPASS tests will be administered on May 7 and 8, 2015.

The biggest change that our students will notice is that each Aspire subtest has a time limit.  Students will be tested for approximately one hour per day, and the writing test must be completed in 30 minutes.  Some students may not finish before they must stop working and turn in their tests.  Our students are more familiar with the SCPASS tests, which have no specific time limits.  Teachers are currently providing practice for students so that they will become more comfortable with the timed tests.    The two different science tests will allow us to assess our students’ knowledge of the South Carolina science standards while still being able to compare our students’ achievement with their peers nationally. 



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

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.