LCMS Principal Weekly Update for Feb. 11, 2024

LCMS Principal Weekly Update for Feb. 11, 2024
Posted on 02/11/2024
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LCMS Bobcat Parents and Families, 

Monday, February 12th will be an A Day.

We had a remarkable week last week with a visit from an author, club meetings, our LCMS Spreading Kindness event, including a phenomenal guest speaker, Mr. Josh Epps, and a high-energy Team Time event for each grade level, Black History Month Spirit Week, Jersey Day AND Hat Day, and our Valentine’s Dance! It was a great week to be a Bobcat!

We have our fingers crossed that my Super Bowl picks in the #TeamLCPS Super Bowl Showdown will win ice cream for our whole school! The excitement is building for the big game! Regardless, our whole school will enjoy an ice cream treat tomorrow, February 12th, which is #TeamLCPS 212° Day! That one EXTRA DEGREE can make a world of difference in someone's life!

Wednesday, February 14th will be an Asynchronous Learning Day. Thursday, February 15th will be an A Day.

Wear LCPS Kindness Shirts on Friday, February 16th for Bobcat Pride Time
We will have Bobcat Pride Time with an Olweus lesson during WIN block on Friday, February 16th, and we will wear our LCPS Kindness shirts! We will have our Kindness Cart in the cafeteria, and students who are wearing a kindness shirt will be randomly selected for prizes! The Virginia Department of Education’s Virginia Kindness Week is this week, and Saturday, February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day! Kindness is the foundation of our positive learning environment at LCMS!

Again, Bobcats should wear an LCPS Kindness shirt on Friday, February 16th!

New Exploratory Wheel Begins for Sixth Grade Bobcats on Friday, February 16th
Sixth grade students will begin a new exploratory class in the wheel on Friday, February 16th. Students can check out their PowerSchool Student Portal to see which class they have next!

Return Family Life Letters by Friday, February 23rd
Family Life letters were given to students in Health/PE classes and should be returned by Friday, February 23rd. If you have any questions, please contact your child's Health/PE teacher.

Black History Month Video Contests Continue
It is not too late for Bobcats to join their grade-level Google Classroom for the Black History Month contests by clicking the links on the LCMS Student Start Page!
6th grade link
7th grade link
8th grade link
Daily videos are being posted during February highlighting the achievements of African Americans. Students carefully watch Edpuzzle videos and answer the questions. Daily and weekly winners are selected based on how well students score and how many videos they complete!

American Heart Challenge
The LCMS Health/PE Department kicked off our American Heart Challenge on February 1st! Students can join by going to their Health/PE Google Classroom.
Please take a few minutes to register your student for our American Heart Challenge (AHC) under Louisa County Middle School and learn the lifesaving skill of Hands-Only CPR as a family at You can also join on the free app called “AHA Schools.”

Students who complete the steps to Finn’s Mission will earn an entry for a chance to win two tickets to Super Bowl LIX in 2025 and our school will be eligible for a chance to win a $10,000 fitness equipment makeover for every 18 students who complete Finn’s Mission!

Bobcat Kindness Closet
I would like to highlight that there is a link on the LCMS Student Start Page for the Bobcat Kindness Closet. The Kindness Closet was created to help provide our Bobcat families with items to meet their basic needs. If a student could benefit from some of the items listed, please fill out the form indicating the items needed. We are happy to announce that clothes, including coats, are available, along with toiletries. We will gather the requested items and deliver them to students in a discreet manner. Students can also share their needs with their grade level school counselor. If you would like to donate items for the Kindness Closet, please contact our office or a school counselor.

Future Dates
Monday, February 19th will be a Staff Development Day and there will be no school for students.

We will have an FFA Spirit Week Tuesday-Friday, February 20th - 23rd in observance of National FFA Week!
Tuesday, February 20th: Red, White, and Blue
Wednesday, February 21st: Camo vs Flannel
Thursday, February 22nd: Pajama Day
Friday, February 23rd: Blue and Gold

As you know, the Louisa Rotary Club is a tremendous supporter of TeamLCPS, and they have generously funded Barter Theatre performances over the years. This year, we are excited for sixth graders to have the opportunity to attend a Barter Theatre show, The Velveteen Rabbit, on Friday, February 23rd!

Parent-teacher conferences will take place on Wednesday, February 28th from 3:45 to 7:00 p.m. I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to stay connected with your child’s teachers about your child’s academic progress. Conferences play an important role in fostering collaboration, understanding, and support in your child's educational journey. We are eager to connect with you as we partner to provide the best possible middle school experience!

Also on Wednesday, February 28th, our LCPS Career & Technical Education program is hosting CTE Showcase Night at Louisa County High School! The event will begin at 4:00 p.m., and elementary students will be competing in the annual CTE STEAM Cup Challenge starting at 5! There will be student demonstrations and prize raffles, and for five dollars, you can schedule an oil change, haircut, or pick up a BBQ dinner!

The LCMS Library will be hosting the Scholastic Book Fair Monday through Friday, March 4th - 8th. Students will be able to visit the fair with their classes 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 to students and their families during the Asynchronous Learning Day on Tuesday, March 5th from 11 am to 3 pm. Please feel free to stop in and pick up some amazing new books to read!

LCMS Spring Picture Day will be on Thursday, March 7th.

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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