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Principal's Weekly Message, 5-10-24

LRMS Families,

Here are your Weekly Updates:


1. Next week is a five-day week of school.



2.  Events next week:

  • Monday, 5/13, 4pm - Softball HOME, vs. Wakefield (last game!)
  • Tuesday, 5/14 3pm - American Heart Association Open Gym Event (contact: Coach Markham)
  • Wednesday, 5/15, 7am - National Junior Honor Society
  • Wednesday, 5/15, 3:15pm - Art Portfolio Club
  • Wednesday, 5/15, 5pm - 2024-25 Athletics Meeting for Interested 6th/7th Graders and Families
  • Thursday, 5/16, 6pm - Orchestra Club Concert
  • Friday, 5/17, 7-9pm - Eighth Grade Dance



3. Students in Grades 6th through 8th will take the EOG/ EOC State Test at the end of this school year. The EOG/C testing window begins May 30th and continues until the end of the year. The main testing days is scheduled as follows:


  • Thursday May 30th → 8th Grade Science

  • Tuesday June 4th → 6th Math/7th ELA

  • Wednesday June 5th → 8th Math/Math 1 /6th ELA

  • Thursday June 6th  → 7th Math/8th ELA


Should your child meet the criteria for our EOG/EOC Remediation and Readministration program you will receive an invitation for your child to attend the program after the EOG/ EOC testing window closes for our school on June 10th.  For your planning purposes, the re-testing dates for the end of the school year are: June 13th and June 14th (Teacher Workdays).  Please be aware this is an opt-in program and participation is completely voluntary. Transportation for base students will be provided, and breakfast and lunch will be available.




4.  There are only THIRTY Yearbooks remaining for purchase.  Go to to order.




5.  From Mrs. Casterline:

Dance Studio
Tuesday, May 21st 3:00-5:00
(please bring your script to the party)

6.  Family Survey... Have you completed the District's family survey yet?  Remember, this information is hugely beneficial to our leadership team as we consider your level of connection to LRMS.  Please take a few minutes to submit your feedback sometime this week! 



7.  For all current 6th and 7th graders interested in athletics for next year, there is an important meeting scheduled for families in the gym at 5pm on Wednesday, May 15.  Our Athletic Director will explain the registration and eligibility process as well as navigating the website and Dragonflymax.  There will also be an opportunity to meet with several of our coaches. Please join us!

8.  The International Peace Run visited North Carolina last week, and Leesville's 6th graders were privileged to host their team for one morning.  Here's a link with numerous photos of their program in our gymnasium from April 30.  
9.  PTSA Updates:

8th Grade Dance Tickets ON SALE
The 8th grade dance will be May 17, from 7pm-9pm. Tickets are $10 and ON SALE NOW in the school store (link). The Theme is Bright Lights City Nights and suggested attire is semi-formal. Snacks are included in the $10 ticket price. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance by EOD Thursday, May 16. No exceptions. The PTSA is collecting donated tickets for students needing financial assistance. Donate a ticket here



*******************SPIRITWEAR WARM WEATHER SALE********************

Summer is coming and it's time to get your tank tops and short sleeve tees. Good news - our warm weather gear is up to 40% off for the month of May! Head over to the LRMS store and grab your size in your favorite design before they are gone.




The LRMS PTSA is seeking new Board Members for the 2024-2025 school year! The following positions are currently OPEN:
* VP of Academics (Honor Roll & Character Breakfasts; Book Fair; Student Support, etc)
* VP of Activities (Dances, Socials, Carnivals, Clubs, etc)
* VP of Hospitality (Appreciation Days/Weeks; Staff Workday Meals & Monthly Treats, etc)
Being a Board Member does not mean you do everything listed under your position all by yourself! We work together to recruit volunteers to coordinate events and carry out duties. PTSA Board Members do make sure all responsibilities are being handled, and meet monthly in person for updates & requests, etc. Please email PTSA President if you have any questions. 
SAVE THE DATE - Join us for a PTSA Social & Volunteer Appreciation Party - Wednesday, May 29! Time & location TBD. Stay tuned! 
THANK YOU to the many LRMS parents who contributed to our Teacher Appreciation Week! Our staff was treated to Wicked Good Cupcakes, Crepe Time, raffle prizes, gift cards, SNACKS, and fun classroom supplies! We love our generous Leesville community!
Have a great weekend,
Chris Cox, Principal