LCMS Principal Weekly Update for March 17, 2024

LCMS Principal Weekly Update for March 17, 2024
Posted on 03/17/2024
Weekly Update graphicLCMS Bobcat Parents and Families, 

Monday, March 18th will be a B Day.

We will have an SCA Spirit Week this week!
Movie Star Monday
Dress up as your favorite movie or TV character

Tourist Tuesday
Wear clothing from a place you have visited or lived

Wacky Wednesday
Mix and match your outfit and wear your craziest hairstyle

Twin Thursday
Find a friend and be their twin for the day  
March Madness Friday
Represent your favorite college basketball team
*Students may pay $1 upon arrival at school to wear a hat for the whole day! Proceeds of the day will support the Free Book Bus of Charlottesville in a special project by our SCA.

Clubs on Monday: Avoid Early Pickups if Possible
We will have clubs at the end of the day on Monday, March 18th! This is such an exciting time for our Bobcats where each student is involved in their unique activity, so we ask that parents and families avoid picking up students for an early dismissal after 2:15 if possible, since students will be in clubs.

Testing Schedule on Wednesday
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has developed a new type of test question for Standards of Learning (SOL) Reading assessments in grades 5, 8, and high school. On Wednesday, March 20th, 8th grade students will read a nonfiction passage online that may be about a history or science topic and then answer four to six questions about what they have read. One question is a writing prompt, or a question that asks students to write about what they have read. Students will complete this online in one session.

While 8th grade students take the Integrated Reading and Writing Assessment on the morning of March 20th, 6th and 7th grade students will take the Math SOL simulation test. This is a cumulative school-based assessment that gauges students’ progress and identifies areas needing remediation prior to the SOL test.

*Please note that we will have an alternate bell schedule on Wednesday, March 20th, which will slightly impact lunch shift times.

Report Cards Went Home with Students on Friday
Report cards went home with students on Friday, March 15th. Remember that you can view your child’s grades, attendance, and tardies live in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Please call the school if you need assistance logging in.

LCMS Talent Show
We are excited about the LCMS Talent Show to be held on Friday, April 26th at 6:00 p.m. This program will not be a competition but rather a sharing of our middle school students’ talents! Tryouts will take place on Tuesday, March 26th from 3:15-5:45 p.m. in the middle school forum. Please sign and return the permission form (linked here) by Friday, March 22nd for your child to participate in tryouts. Practices will take place after school on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, April 24th, 25th, and 26th. All participants must be able to attend practices leading up to the show. We are excited to see a showcase of our Bocbats’ talents!

9th Grade Transition Night on Wednesday, March 27th
8th grade families and students are invited to the upcoming Transitions Night at LCHS on Wednesday, March 27th – Making the Transition to High School:  
What Students and Parents Should Know. 8th graders should have brought home a flyer (linked here) with information about this event. Your RSVP is needed by Wednesday, March 20th to your child’s fourth-period teacher so we can prepare for the event.

From LCHS:
We look forward to presenting what you and your child can expect from 9th grade next year at LCHS. Dinner will be provided at 5:00, and an informational session will begin promptly at 5:45. You will have the opportunity to meet LCHS teachers of many subjects and ask questions of those teachers, as well as gather brochures and handouts explaining course expectations. If you have any questions concerning the event, please call LCHS at (540) 894-5436. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing the class of 2028 on Wednesday, March 27th!

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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