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In the News
School Planning Council Members Wanted
Landstown Middle School has two vacancies and is actively seeking interested parents to serve on its School Planning Council. Council members include administrators, teachers, and parents/community members. The role of the School Planning Council is to support and promote Landstown’s Plan for Continuous Improvement. Serving on the School Planning Council offers parents and teachers the opportunity to work together to meet Virginia Beach City Public Schools goals and objectives to prepare students to succeed as 21st century learners, workers, and citizens. If you are interested in being a member of the School Planning Council, please click HERE.
7th & 8th Grade Open House
On Wednesday, September 28 at 6pm, Landstown MS will be hosting our 7th & 8th grade Open House. Please join us!
Gentleman, would you like to be a part of a mentoring group that will help you build confidence, self-esteem and self-worth. Help you develop decision-making and problem solving skills, and help you realize you have the potential to influence the people around you and one day the world… Then you should join MAN POWER. MAN POWER is a mentoring group for 6th and 7th grade boys that will meet once a week for 12 weeks where members will participate in group activities, discussions, games, and short lessons. If you are interested in joining please see your grade level counselor to get an application. All completed applications should be returned by Wednesday September 28th to Mr. McNeil in room B-03. Only the first 15 applicants will be selected so please get your applications in ASAP.
Time to get Spiffy! September 28 is Picture Day at Landstown Middle School.
The awesome Landstown SCA would like you to become a part of our decision-making. Please fill out an application and apply to be a member of our SCA Executive Board. You can find the application on the door of the Student Activities Office. All applications are due to Mrs. Foster in room C2 by Monday, September 26th. This is a great opportunity to become a leader in student government!
We are looking for students to serve as student leaders for the PTSA Board. One student will be selected to represent each grade. We NEED Lancers who are outgoing, caring, and want to build important leadership skills. Please pick up a PTSA Board Member Application in the Guidance Office or by clicking HERE. All applications must be returned by Friday, October 7th, no later than 4:00 p.m. to the Main Office.
Attention Dancers, Film makers, Writers, Musicians, Photographers, and Artists, the PTSA would like to introduce the Reflections contest. This year’s theme is “What is Your Story?”The categories are Dance, Film, Literature, Music, Special artists and Visual Arts. EVERY student that enters will be recognized and there will be awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and for Honorable Mention. For an entry form please see Mrs. Lauzon during your exploratory time. Please make sure your entry relates to the theme!
On October 15th we are having a Community Day from 9am-12pm. If you are interested in gardening, the environment, and supporting our Outdoor Classroom, please sign up with Mrs. Schwartz in Lab 2 to be a part of this huge event!
LMC Legacy Bricks
Make your name a permanent fixture at Landstown Middle School by purchasing your legacy brick now so it can be included in our spring installment. Click HERE for more information.
BYOD Donation Initiative
Do you have an old smart phone or tablet lying around your house gathering dust? We would love to help you clear the clutter!
Students at LMS are allowed to bring their own device to school—we call it BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Teachers are developing new and exciting lessons incorporating student devices, but many of our students either do not own or are not allowed to bring devices to school. Additionally, while we have many technology resources, we do not have enough to provide a 1:1 environment in every classroom.
Part of our answer to the ever-growing technological needs of our classes is your old devices! An old smartphone or tablet, though disabled for calling and texting, is still a viable option as a web browser or support for other educational applications.
If you have recently upgraded your phone or tablet and are willing to donate your older devices to Landstown Middle School for our student use, please consider bringing them to our front desk attendant.
We ask that you take a few simple steps to ensure the devices are cleared to use by our students:
1. Clear the phone of apps and usage history.
2. Remove any password protections.
3. Reset the phone to its factory settings.
4. Bag the phone and its charger (if you have it) in a clear plastic zipper bag.
5. Turn the phone in at the front desk or main office.
Our students and teachers will appreciate and find good use for those devices! Thank you in advance for your donation to our BYOD cause.
Dates & Events
Boys Soccer @ Larkspur MS | 5pm
Girls Soccer vs Larkspur MS | 5pm
JS@S Club | 4pm
Wrestling Intramurals | 4pm
Gamemaker's Club Interest Meeting | 4pm
LMS Picture Day
NJHS Meeting | 7:30am
Boys Soccer vs Salem MS | 5pm
Girls Soccer vs Salem MS | 5pm
7th & 8th Grade Open House | 6pm-8pm
SCA Meeting | 7:30am
Guitar Club | 7:30am
Field Hockey Intramurals | 4pm
A Look at Assessment
To accurately measure student mastery of core knowledge and demonstration of 21st century skills, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) uses a variety of assessments including, but not limited to, performance tasks, multiple-choice tests and essays. Many of the assessments students take are required by the state and federal departments of education to measure student progress toward performance benchmarks. Local assessments (locally- and externally-developed) are used to monitor student progress, differentiate instruction, identify students for participation in specific programs and measure students' mastery of 21st century skills.
To help parents better understand the various tests students take, their purpose and why they are important, the school division has developed this informational brochure.
- Membership is $6. Quarterly Student Member's only activities will be included in all student memberships.
- Thank you to all the parents and students that have already become members of our PTSA. We have many awesome activities planned this year and it is not too late to join. Please complete a membership form, staple your money to the form, and send it with your child to turn in during home room (or you can mail it directly to the school).
- CLICK HERE for PTSA membership letter
Upcoming Events for 2016-2017 School Year
|Sept 6 - 1st Day of School!|
|Sept 22 - 7th & 8th Grade Open House|
|Oct 10 - Staff Day - School Closed for Students|
|Oct 11 - Progress Reports Issued|
|Oct 24 - Staff Day - School Closed for Students|
|Nov 8 - Staff Day - School Closed for Students|
|Nov 9 - Begin 2nd Marking Period|
|Nov 11 - Veteran's Day - School Closed|
|Nov 15 - Report Cards Issued|
|Nov 23 - Adjusted Dismissal 1:20|
|Nov 24 & 25 - Thanksgiving Holiday - School Closed|
|Dec 15 - Progress Reports Issued|
|Dec 22 - Adjusted Dismissal 1:20|
|Dec 23-Jan 2 - Winter Break - School Closed|
|Jan 16 - Martin Luther King Jr Day - School Closed|
|Jan 30 - Staff Day - School Closed for Students|
|Jan 31 - Begin 3rd Grading Period|
|Feb 6 - Report Cards Issued|
|Feb 20 - President's Day - School Closed|
|Mar 8 - Staff Day - School Closed for Students|
|Apr 7 - Adjusted Dismissal 1:20|
|Apr 10-14 - Spring Break - School Closed|
|Apr 18 - Report Cards Issued|
|May 18 - Progress Reports Issued|
|May 29 - Memorial Day - School Closed|
|Jun 16 - Last Day for Students - Adjust Dismissal 1:20|
|Jun 23 - Report Cards Mailed|
|Cell Phones & Printer Cartridges.
Please collect, and bring any used printer toner and ink cartridges to school. We earn points and can purchase new equipment with the credit. Please turn these items in to Computer Lab 2.
Together in Education Program
Landstown Middle's code is 6369. Please link your VIC card to Landstown Middle School's code. Please note that your VIC card must be linked each school year for the upcoming year's purchases of HT branded products. You can ask a cashier to link your card, or link it via the store website.
|Farm Fresh 123-4 The Community. Shop at Farm Fresh Supermarkets from September 8, 2015 ‐ May 31, 2016, and scan your barcoded key tag to help LMS earn points for free educational equipment. No more receipts to collect! Just scan your key tag.|
|Boxtops for Education. Please collect Box Tops for Education labels, clip them and send them to school. Place them in the collection box next to the front security desk at the school's main entrance. Ask your family, friends and neighbors to clip and save also. Each Box Top is worth a dime and payments are mailed directly to the school twice per year.
A collection form is available for your convenience at http://www.landstownms.vbschools.com/pages/parents/pta/content/pdfs/boxtops-collection-sheet.pdf
Campbells Labels for Education. Please collect UPCs and beverage/sauce caps from participating Campbell's products. Clip, save and send to school and place them in the red Campbell's box next to the front security desk at the school's main entrance.
Please bundle your Campbell's Labels in groups of 10 or 50 using sealable bags or envelopes;