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Principal's Weekly Message, 3-15-24

LRMS Families,

Here are your weekly updates:


1.  Next week is a five-day week for students.  After that, students are off for Spring Break from March 23-31.



2.  Events next week:

  • Monday, 3/18, 3:15pm - Environmental Club (meet in Media Center)
  • Tuesday, 3/19, 4pm - Boys Soccer HOME, vs. Carroll
  • Tuesday, 3/19, 6pm - "Meet The Instruments Night" in the Band Room
  • Wednesday, 3/20 - 7th Grade, Voyagers Field Trip
  • Wednesday, 3/20, 3:15pm - Art Portfolio Club
  • Wednesday, 3/20, 4pm - Track Meet HOME, vs. East Millbrook
  • Thursday, 3/21 - 7th Grade, Navigators Field Trip
  • Thursday, 3/21, 4pm - Softball HOME, vs. Pine Hollow


3.  Next week is Student Council's March Madness Spirit Week!  All teams have participated in a contest for decorating their respective pod areas for March Madness.  We'll identify the winner and present the LIONS Trophy at the school's first pep rally since before the pandemic!  Students can show their school spirit each day.  See below:

  • Monday - College Gear (Wear Team Shirts and Hats!)
  • Tuesday - Pep Rally Day Color Wars!
    • 6th Grade wears BLUE
    • 7th Grade wears GREEN
    • 8th Grade... WHITE-out!
  • Wednesday - Neon Day!
  • ThursdayAloha Day! (Hawaiian Shirts)
  • Friday - Jersey Day! (Wear Any Team's Jersey)



4.  Here's an opportunity for any families with Middle School GIRLS:


Here is an upcoming middle school female empowerment conference, “She’s THAT Girl”, which will take place on May 18, 2024, at William Peace University. 

‘She’s THAT Girl’ is designed to create a space for 100-120 middle school girls to be empowered through interactive breakout sessions that provide dialogue around topics that middle school aged girls typically struggle with, including mental and emotional health, self-confidence, friendships, relationships, peer pressure, identity, etc. The goal of this conference is to facilitate an environment that encourages these girls to connect, learn, reflect, grow, and be empowered in their journey while reminding them that they are indeed THAT Girl!


Here's the flyer with details.



5.  See invitation below from our Band Director, Ms. Rekeibe:


“Meet The Instruments!” - Tuesday, March 19th at 6:00pm
Make plans to attend our “Meeting the Instruments” Night on Tuesday, March 19th at 6:00pm in the Leesville Road Middle School Band room! We will have a showcase of our band program, with the honors band performing, and instrument demonstrations that future students can try to see what might be their best fit! They will actually get a chance to try the instruments! We will also have additional parent information regarding equipment, how to rent/purchase instruments, and the opportunities available to your child in our band program!



6. Don't forget!  April 20 will be our mini-Science Olympiad.  Here are the important links:


Link to registration form:




7.  Athletics Update from Leesville Middle Athletic Club (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



8.  PTSA Updates:


District 7 Board Advisory Council Meeting at Leesville Elementary


The Board Advisory Council for District 7 met this Tuesday, March 12th at Leesville Road Elementary School. Representatives from Be SMART NC provided information on gun safety and proper gun storage. School Board Representative Chris Heagarty spoke about the importance of gun safety in schools.

Please contact Sarah Straud at if you’d like more information.


For information about the Be SMART campaign, please visit



* 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:


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