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Principal's Weekly Message, 2-16-24

Greetings LRMS Families,

Here are your Weekly Updates:


1.  Next week is a three-day week for students.  Monday is the President's Day Holiday, and Tuesday is a Teacher Workday.



2.  Events next week:

  • Wednesday, 2/21, 3pm - Spring Sports Tryouts Begin (girls track, softball, boys soccer)
  • Wednesday, 2/21, 3:15 - Art Portfolio Club and Future Cities
  • Friday, 2/23 - Spring School Picture Day (Here is the flyer from Lifetouch)



3.  Reminder: Online payments in WCPSS change to School Cash Online:


Wake County Public Schools is making a transition from Online School Payments (OSP) to a new platform called School Cash Online (SCO).  For us at LRMS, payments that are already set-up in OSP will remain there for this school year.  Any new payments this school year and starting into next year will be funneled toward the new site, SCO.  For example:

  • Remain on OSP: Library Fees, 8th Grade Charleston Trip
  • Utilize the new resource, SCO:  6th and 7th Grade Field Trips, any other upcoming payments



4.  We will be hosting a Mini Science Olympiad at LRMS in April!  This will be a school-wide event with students competing against other LRMS students only.  At the end of this month, Mrs. Maley will host a student interest meeting, and in March we will host a parent info night. If you are a student, parent, or staff member interested in participating or volunteering please complete this form as soon as possible:

Here is the link to the NCSU SciOly Events List for more details:



5.  Celebrate Black History Month with WCPSS:


Our district proudly recognizes February as Black History Month. We will showcase the talents of our students from across the district at an event titled “Dare to Dream: African Americans and the Arts” hosted by the WCPSS Office of Equity Affairs on Thursday, Feb. 22 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High. Join us for student performances including spoken word, dance, choir, music, step teams, and more! RSVP online.



6.  Charleston 8th Grade Field Trip Updates from Mrs. Ricciuti:

  • Last payment for Charleston is Friday 2/16 - we still have room if more students would like to attend the trip!
  • Donations are being accepted for the field trip until the end of the month.  Payments can be made online or given to Mrs. Ricciuti or Mr. Russell.
  • Parent meeting for the Charleston Trip is Wednesday, March 6, at 6 pm in the media center.




Have a great (longer) weekend!

Chris Cox, Principal