|WELCOME TO LMMS|
|Principal - Johnny Spears Assistant Principal - Kela Sharpton
School Hours: 7:45-3:20 School Phone Number: (803) 663-4300
I have enjoyed seeing all of our students after the break. It has been wonderful hearing the stories of their activities over the holidays. The students have also been excited to get reacquainted with their friends that they did not see for a few weeks.
We have several things that are happening at Leavelle McCampbell. We have some new laptops that have arrived and been formally set up through the district’s technology department. Those should be available for use starting next week. These laptops will build on our existing computer inventory and will allow for additional classes to conduct research or create projects.
One other piece of exciting technology news is that all students will be able to access a district wide email system. They will be provided with their own username and password during their class visit to the library next week. It is important to remind them that these email account will be secure and they should not share account and password information with anyone. Additionally, students will be reminded that these accounts follow the same established policies under the Aiken County Public Schools’ Acceptable Internet Usage Policy.
Aiken County voters passed a one cent sales tax increase in November to benefit facilities construction. I am excited that our area will be the site of a new middle school. It will be the first middle school in Aiken County to be built from the ground up in almost twenty years. As soon as I am notified, I will keep you updated about dates for future community meetings regarding the planning and construction of our new middle school.
We will have a Teacher Workday on Friday, January 16, 2015 and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday on Monday, January 19, 2015. There will be no school on these days. Report cards will be issued on January 22. As always, if you have any questions, please call me at 663-4300 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you all for allowing me and my dedicated faculty and staff to continue to work with the GREATEST STUDENTS IN AIKEN COUNTY! Happy New Year!
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.
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!
|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.
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.