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Principal's Weekly Message, 6-2-23

Greetings LRMS Families,

Welcome to June and the final week of the school year!  Here are some updates/reminders:


1.  The final week of the school year is a five-day week for students.  (And yes, daily attendance is encouraged.  I'll link the policy here again in case you need it.)



2.  Remaining Events:

  • June 5-7 - Make-up EOG Testing
  • Wednesday, June 7 - 8th Grade Carnival (afternoon)
  • Thursday, June 8, 8:30am - Eighth Grade Celebration Ceremony (in the gym)
  • Friday, June 9 (last day!) - 6th and 7th Grade Awards Ceremonies (in the gym)
    • Adventurers - 8:30am
    • Discoverers - 9:30am
    • Navigators - 10:45am
    • Voyagers - 11:45am
  • June 12, 13 - Teacher Workdays with EOG Remediation/Re-Testing


3.  EOG Scores will be made available soon.  Here's the District Message on how to access your student's scores in a couple weeks. 


Families of students who qualify for re-testing will be individually notified by a core teacher.  Parents of these students should fill out the Google Form to be provided and indicate whether their student(s) will participate in the remediation/re-testing on June 12 and/or 13.



4.  Here are some reminders regarding grade level assemblies later next week:

  • Parents/guests should park in the remaining spots in the middle school lot and enter the school at the breezeway by the cafeteria/gym.  Guests will only have access to the gym area and not the rest of the campus.
  • Due to our gym capacity, up to two guests are permitted per student for the 8th grade Celebration on Thursday. Eighth grade families will receive another email with reminders next week.
  • There is no limit on guests for the other grade level assemblies on Friday.
  • If you are choosing to sign your student out at the conclusion of his/her assembly, there will be a process that will occur either in the gym or the cafeteria depending on the timing of each assembly.



5.  Here is a note from Ms. Bussell in the Media Center about Student Devices for the end of the year:

  • WCPSS requires students in 8th grade to return their assigned Chromebook at the end of the school year. The device and charger must be turned in on the student's ELA class scheduled day. Students who do not return their device will not be eligible for a new device upon the start of 9th grade.
    • Herzing ELA classes - Friday, June 2nd
    • Ronco ELA classes - Monday, June 5th
    • Roberts ELA classes - Tuesday, June 6th
  • Students withdrawing from WCPSS must return all WCPSS-issued devices to their school on or before their last day.
  • Assigned day-use devices (6th & 7th grades) will be collected on Wednesday, June 7th.
  • All other students will keep their assigned devices through the summer to use next school year. If a rising 7th or 8th grader will be transferring to another WCPSS school, they will take their device with them.



6.  Our office team and I are actively planning for the 2023-24 school year.  Our ability to hire staff is based on the number of students enrolled for next year.  This is where you come in.  If your rising 7th or 8th grader is currently enrolled but no longer planning to attend Leesville Middle next school year, please notify our data manager, Ms. Crawford (  We are trying to ensure we have accurate enrollment numbers as we plan staffing and master scheduling.  Thanks in advance. 




7.  PTSA Updates:


Important Dates

  • June 5: LRMS Spiritwear Design Contest
  • June 7:  8th Grade Carnival
  • June 8: 8:30am - Eighth Grade Celebration Ceremony
  • June 9: 6th and 7th Grade Awards Ceremonies
    • Adventurers - 8:30am
    • Discoverers - 9:30am
    • Navigators - 10:45am
    • Voyagers - 11:45am
  • June 9: Last Day of School for Students!
  • June 27: LRHS Pride Football Annual Golf Tournament


8th Grade Carnival

The 8th Grade Carnival will be Wednesday, June 7th!

Parents we need help to run each of the game stations in order to have the carnival. Please sign up to help run a game station or serve concessions. 

During the Carnival Clean Up we will start the Set up for the Promotion and Awards Celebration that will be held the next morning! Sign up to volunteer and help make it a great celebration. 

Sign Up to Help with the Carnival




LRMS Spiritwear Design Contest

Have an idea for next year’s spiritwear designs?

The PTSA is sponsoring a spiritwear design contest open to all students. These designs can be original artwork or you can submit a design you love from another school or your favorite sports team (we’ll swap that logo for our own Lion). Make sure to avoid copyrighted images like superheroes or movie characters.

The winning design will be used for spiritwear to be sold at the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year. The winning designer will be awarded a free shirt!

Email designs to by Monday, June 5th.


LRHS Pride Football 3rd Annual Golf Tournament

The LRHS Pride Football 3rd Annual Golf Tournament is Tuesday,  June 27th this year. The Golf Tournament is our largest fundraiser of the year and has been a lot of fun for everyone! Please support our football players by playing golf in the tournament or being a sponsor for the event. There are 3 levels of sponsorship at $250/$500/$1000.

Register now at

Thank you for supporting our kids, our schools and our community. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information, please contact




LRMS Spiritwear Flash Sale

LRMS PTSA is celebrating SUMMER with a FLASH SALE on select spiritwear including $5 t-shirts--a whopping 50% off! The flash sale begins Friday, June 2 and ends Sunday, June 4th at midnight.

Visit the school store starting Friday morning to take advantage of these end of the year deals! Sale items will be at the top of the store. Orders will be processed and delivered to your student’s homeroom the week of June 5th.



LRMS PTSA Volunteer Survey 2023-24 School Year

LRMS PTSA is looking to fill a few more volunteer openings for the PTSA Board and committees for the 2023-2024 school year. We need parent volunteers to run several programs including the Winter Dance, teacher appreciation events, 6th grade social, 8th grade dance/carnival/awards, Honor Roll Breakfast, Character Breakfast and many more programs.


Media Center Volunteers?

Volunteers are still needed in the Media Center to help complete inventory. Sign up here. Thanks for considering!



Staff Member of the Month

Each month LRMS teachers and staff are given the opportunity to nominate one of their own for Staff Member of the Month. The nominees are then placed in a drawing for a $25 gift card.

Congratulations to Ms. Haymore who was nominated by her peers and awarded the

Teacher of the Month award for May!  



Have a great weekend,
Chris Cox, Principal