LCMS Principal Weekly Update for Feb. 12, 2023

LCMS Principal Weekly Update for Feb. 12, 2023
Posted on 02/12/2023
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Good evening, LCMS Bobcat Parents and Families,

Monday, February 12th will be a B day. Wednesday, February 15th will be an Asynchronous Learning Day and students will not come to school. Thursday, February 16th will be a B day.

On Tuesday, we will have an alternate bell schedule and lunch times will be adjusted slightly. 8th grade students will take the mock Writing SOL test, which is a practice version of the actual SOL test that will be given in March.

Also on Tuesday, we are excited to welcome a guest speaker who will give a historical presentation on the Buffalo Soldiers, and we will have a Spreading Kindness TEAM TIME event with each grade level. The Virginia Department of Education’s Virginia Kindness Week is February 12th through 18th! Kindness is the foundation of our positive learning environment at LCMS!

We will wear green and gold on Tuesday for the Spreading Kindness TEAM TIME event! This will be a phenomenal experience for our Bobcats!

Baseball tryouts will take place on Monday, February 13th for 7th grade, Tuesday, February 14th for 8th grade, and Thursday, February 16th will be a tryout day for 7th & 8th grade.

Softball tryouts will take place on Monday, February 13th, Tuesday, February 14th, and Thursday, February 16th.

Outdoor track tryouts will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 21st and 22nd.

A current VHSL physical dated after May 1, 2022, is required for all tryout events. Please see our LCMS athletics website for more information.

Family Life letters were given to students in Health/PE classes and should be returned by Friday, February 24th. If you have any questions, please contact your child's Health/PE teacher.  

There will be no school on Monday, February 20th.

Black History Month Spirit Week will be February 21st - 24th:
February 21st: Marvel/DC Tuesday
Wear your favorite Marvel/DC character attire in honor of past/present black actors (such as Chadwick Boseman - Black Panther)

February 22nd: Team/Hat Wednesday
Wear a jersey of your favorite black athlete, or athlete of your choice
(Students may purchase a wristband in the main office hallway to wear a hat for $1)

February 23rd: HBCU/College Day Thursday
Wear HBCU apparel or apparel from your favorite college/university

February 24th: Hip Hop Friday
Dress in attire from the '90s

At LCMS, we are a proud Heart-Partner school with the American Heart Association! Every year, we focus on the importance of being KIND to our HEARTS, and others. Please help your student join our school team by downloading the American Heart Challenge app, or go to When signing up, please use a parent or guardian’s email (not your student’s school-provided email address). Students who complete all of the 8 steps on their Finn’s Mission HEART gamecard, will be recognized at school as one of our Heart Heroes & will receive a special limited edition BEANIE cap! Students who raise at least $50 in life-saving donations for the mission of American Heart Association, will receive a special t-shirt, celebrating the organization helping hearts, since 1924! If you have any questions, please contact your child's Health/PE teacher.  

Looking ahead, the LCMS Library will be hosting the Scholastic Book Fair Monday through Friday, March 6th-10th. Students will be able to visit the fair with their English teachers on their scheduled day. The fair will also be open in the morning at 7:45 and during lunch for students who have money to make a purchase but not simply browse. The fair will be open during the Asynchronous Learning Day on Wednesday, March 8th to students and their families from 11 am to 3 pm. Please feel free to stop in and pick up some amazing new books to read!

Mark your calendars for a fun-filled evening of basketball at LCHS on Saturday, March 11th! Watch our TeamLCPS staff play against the Harlem Wizards! Tickets go on sale on Monday, February 13. Who will represent LCMS? Stay tuned! Get your tickets starting tomorrow at:

Continuing to look ahead, we will have a “Pot of Gold” dance on Friday, March 17th after school until 5:30. On Friday, April 21st, we will have a dance from 6:00 to 8:30 for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students as a way of welcoming our future Bobcats! The 8th Grade Formal will take place on Saturday, May 13th from 7:00 to 9:30. These are all great opportunities for middle school memories to be made!

Louisa County Parks, Recreation & Tourism is hosting Project Glitz and Glam as a collection drive and giveaway to help local girls find the dress of their dreams! Donations are being accepted at several locations through March 6th, and the event will take place on Saturday, March 11th. They are accepting donations of prom dresses, formal gowns, bridesmaids dresses, formal shoes, jewelry, handbags, and sealed makeup. Girls will be able to preregister for a timeslot for Saturday, March 11th to pick out their 8th grade formal attire for FREE! Registration will open on February 17th. Contact Jennifer Stone at LCPRT with any questions: 540-967-4422 or [email protected].

We had a lot to celebrate last week! The boys basketball team became the Back-to-Back Battlefield District Champions, the wrestling team won 2nd place as a team in the Battlefield District Wrestling Championship, Bobcats performed in the District 13 All-District Chorus, and our sixth grade Bobcats were featured on NBC29 for using state-of-the-art robots called Sphero to learn math! We also made great middle school memories at the Valentine’s Dance on Friday! Thank you, parents and families, for all of your support to help make all of these celebrations possible…and much more!

This is going to be another great week! If you have any questions, or if we can help in any way, please call our office at (540) 894-5457.

Amanda Harper
Louisa County Middle School


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