Welcome to Ledyard Middle School

Welcome to the Ledyard Middle School webpage. It is my sincere hope that you find it to be helpful and informative. As you peruse the site whether it be seeking a particular piece of information, or to find out more about our learning community and our offerings, please feel free at any time to provide feedback. It is a goal here at LMS to better serve our students and families, and to make all feel connected and integral to the education of our children.

The school year is off to a fantastic start. Our new schedule is running smoothly, and all of our programs are being received by the students with eagerness and enthusiasm. It is surely going to be a good one! As you can imagine, we have a number of areas of emphasis that will consume a substantial amount of our attention and focus this year. Among these are the following:

-Identify and implement leadership opportunities for staff via curriculum work and professional development activities.

-Improve communication with families via the school website, teacher websites, and social media.

-Expand technology offerings/opportunities for students.

-Enhance learning opportunities in all content areas by incorporating the “4 C’s” (Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration).

-Revise the social studies curriculum to align with new standards.

In addition to these goals, we here at LMS are always mindful of the overall experience our students have. As such, we are continually promoting and attending to the development of the “whole” child, and seeking ways to meet each and every student where s/he is. Our students come first, and our staff is second to none. Ledyard Middle School truly is an amazing place to be, and I am honored and proud to serve a community as committed to its kids as Ledyard.

What's Happening

Student Council will meet after school on Thursday, in room 308, until 3:30. All students are welcome to attend.

Attention 8th Graders - If you are interested in applying to Norwich Tech, Grasso Tech, or Ledyard High School’s Agri-Science program, please remember to pick up an application with Mrs. Okosky in the School Counseling Office. Once filled out, applications should be returned to her.

If you are interested in applying to the Marine Science Magnet High School or the Science and Technology Magnet Schools, those applications are online. Please tell Mrs. Okosky if you submit an application to one of these schools.

All applications should be submitted as soon as possible.

We are “mixing it up” tomorrow. What is “Mixing it Up” you ask? You will be given a lollipop, when you enter the cafeteria for lunch, and you will sit at the table that matches that flavor. There will be different activities to accomplish with your group, with some fun music and prizes.

We also want you to mix up what you wear. Please stay within our dress code, but you can mix up your socks, wear your clothes backwards, mix up colors and patterns, etc. Have fun with it.

Students – Please check your email accounts. The LMS Student Council has sent you all an email asking you to vote for a theme for the November 16th dance.

There is bike club practice, after school today, for everyone.

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THIS WEEK AT LMS

October 19, 2018

Notes from Chris Pomroy:

 

LMS UNIFIED ACTIVITIES FUNDRAISER- LMS Unified Sports is holding a Pampered Chef "Kitchen in the Classroom" fundraiser. Catalogs are available in the office starting Oct. 17 and ending on Oct 27.  You can also copy this link to your Facebook page and collect orders.

https://www.pamperedchef.com/party/WPnquL

click on Find a Show

Enter LMS Unified Sports

 

We will receive 20% of all sales in cash and then depending on the total of all sales, we will receive kitchen kits and a lesson plans to teach the kids to cook. In addition, Pampered Chef will donate the same number of kits to another Big Green school in need.

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Crawford 860-460-2157, grumpy001@comcast.net.

Thanks for you support!!

 

LEDYARD YOUTH BASKETBALL- Please see attached updated information regarding the Ledyard Youth Basketball Inc Program which includes registration information as well as the dates for evaluations / tryouts for each age group.


HIGH SCHOOL OPTIONS- If your student is interested in applying to Norwich Tech, Grasso Tech, or Ledyard Agri-Science, please have them pick up an application with Mrs. Okosky in the School Counseling Office. Once filled out, applications are submitted to Mrs. Okosky. If your student is interested in applying to the Marine Science Magnet High School or the Science and Technology Magnet School, those applications are online. Please have your student notify Mrs. Okosky if they submit an application to one of these schools. All applications should be submitted as soon as possible. For any questions please contact Joanna Okosky (jokosky@ledyard.net).

 

Open House Dates:

Ledyard Agri-Science: 11/8 6-8

Grasso Tech: 11/1 5-7, 11/3 10-12am

Norwich Tech: 11/14 5-7

MSMHS: 11/14 630, 12/5 630

STMHS: TBD

LHS AGRI-SCIENCE- Looking ahead for any eighth grade student interested in attending the LHS Agri-Science Program next year: The Agri-Science Department welcomes all eighth graders and their family to our eighth grade open house on Thursday, November 8th from 6:00-8:00pm. Our Regional Agri-Science Center serves students from Ledyard, Groton, Montville, New London, Norwich, Preston, Lisbon, North Stonington, Stonington, Waterford East Lyme and Lyme/Old Lyme. Please mark your calendar!

 

GFS / JWL PARKING LOT CONCERN- I am passing along a concern that was brought to my attention regarding vehicles passing through the elementary school parking lot en route to LMS. If/when doing so please do so slowly and with extreme caution. Please remember at all times that safety is the responsibility of all. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated.

 

Notes from the PTO:

 

Preston Corn Maze nights for LMS- See flyer


NEXT MEETING - November 5th at 6:00p.m. in the library (room 108)

 

DATES TO REMEMBER:

10/22 Cycling Club

X-Country meet @ West Side

10/23 Mix-It-Up Day

Advanced Band

X-Country meet @ Pine Point

 

10/24 ENCORE

MathCounts

Cycling Club

10/26 Cycling Club

 

11/13 Picture Retake Day