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Principal's Weekly Message, 3-8-24

Greetings LRMS Families,

Believe it or not, we are halfway through Quarter Three.  Interim Reports come home today.  Here are your Weekly Updates:


1.  Next week is a four-day week for students.  Monday, 3/11 is a Teacher Workday.



2.  Events Next Week:

  • Wednesday, 3/13, 7am - National Junior Honor Society
  • Wednesday, 3/13, 3:15pm - Art Portfolio Club
  • Wednesday, 3/13, 3:45pm - Track Meet AWAY, at Carroll Middle
  • Thursday, 3/14, 4pm - Softball HOME, vs. Carroll Middle
  • Friday, 3/15 - WCPSS First in Fitness Competition (select sixth graders)
  • Monday, 3/18, 3:15pm - Environmental Club



3.  Last week all 6th graders received a permission form for the upcoming field trip to UNC-Chapel Hill's Planetarium and Art Museum. Please return the signed forms as soon as possible (especially if your child will need to take medication on the trip).  The Adventurers' trip is on April 3, and the Discoverers' is on April 4.



4. See the note from Coach Markham and our Healthful Living Department:


The Healthful Living Department is participating in the "American Heart Challenge" for the American Heart Association.  One hundred percent of all donations collected through March 15 will go to help the American Heart Association.  Students who raise $20 or more dollars will get a special invite for themselves and a friend to our special "Open Gym Event" held after school in May.  You can use the QR code (below) or go to to register at LRMS.  Please contact Coach Markham ( with any questions.  Thank you for your support!  
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5.  See the note below from Coach Avery about Cheer Club:


Are you interested in the sport of Cheer? Try Cheer Club!


Begins March 6th! Wednesday afternoons- 3:15-4:40pm in the Gym


Cheer club is open for all students interested in building their cheerleading skills. NO TRY-OUTS needed! We practice tumbling skills and beginner stunt techniques. We also cover basic cheerleading skills such as jumps, motions, flexibility, cheers, etc. Come join us!



6.  Leesville plans to fully launch Science Olympiad next school year.  In the meantime, we have decided to host a "Mini-Science-Olympiad" this spring to give our students a taste of this engaging, competitive club.  Our main event will be Saturday morning, April 20 here at the school.  Here is the flyer from Mrs. Maley with a QR code to sign-up:

LRMS Mini-Science Olympiad 2024

Here is the video from the Informational Meeting held earlier this week.


If you want to learn more about Science Olympiad, here is the link from NC State with more details:



7.  If you missed the SSA Informational Meeting this week, here is the link to the video.  The details remain the same (see note below from AIG Coordinator, Mrs. Maley):

The Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) Nomination window is April 1-April 12 (the link for the nomination form will go live beginning at 7am on 4/1). All SSA testing will take place from April 22-May 6. Specific information will be shared with families of students that are nominated before then. If you are interested in nominating your child for the 2024-2025 school year, please see Mrs. Maley's website: and the WCPSS SSA website for more information: 



8.  Athletics Update from LMAC:


Congrats to all the athletes that made spring sports teams (track, softball, boys soccer)!  Families should be sure to purchase season passes to games/meets as well as gear:


Season Passes: (...will be delivered to each coach to give to the athletes.) 
Spirit Wear Links (Closes March 18):
***It takes two weeks to get orders in...
Lastly, LMAC is looking for fresh volunteers for next year. The athletic boosters club financially supports the 10 athletic teams, and coaches here at Leesville Road. If your child plays sports here at Leesville Middle, or might next year, this is the perfect opportunity for you to get involved. 
If you have questions or want more information, please reach out to LMAC President Heather Stevenson at


9.  PTSA Updates:


* Many Thanks to our Leesville community for filling our Lion Locker pantry with lots of groceries for our students! Pictured is about half of what our generous families have donated to others. Here's the Lion Locker Amazon Wishlist if you wish to contribute:
* We love our Social Worker, Ms Wanda Harris! The LRMS PTSA treated her with a yummy Bundt cake tower during Social Work Appreciation Week! Thank you for all you do to support & empower our students, Ms Harris!
Tuesday, March 19, 6pm - Join us for Leesville Road Middle School Band's "Meet the Instrument!" Night @ the LRMS Bandroom! Enjoy a performance by the LRMS Honors Band, and instrument demonstrations for future 6th grade students to see what instrument might be their best fit - that's right, future students will actually get a chance to try the instruments! And parents will be provided with information regarding equipment, how to rent/purchase instruments, and the opportunities available to your child in our band program.
Wednesday, March 20, 8:30am - PTSA Board meeting in the LRMS Media Center



Have a great weekend!

Chris Cox, Principal