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In the News
Lancer Launch 2016-17
For information regarding the upcoming school year's Lancer Launch, please click HERE.
Academic Excellence invites will go to eligible students on Tuesday, May 31. Selection to this Awards Program is not easy. In order to participate in our Awards Assembly and evening program a student must maintain academic excellence for the first three nine week grading periods. Any grade C+ or below will eliminate the student from participation. Please make sure you understand that a student may not have any grade below a B- on any report card issued. There are no exceptions. Students must also maintain good citizenship throughout the school year. Any student that receives an In-school or Out of School Suspension will not be eligible for Academic Awards participation. We look forward to seeing students who achieved Academic Excellence on June 8th.
Lancer Morning News Team
Be a part of the Lancer Morning News Team! Are you interested in being in front of the camera delivering the news each morning to your fellow peers? If so, the Lancer Morning News Team wants to recruit you! We're looking for vibrant, engaging, well-read individuals interested in anchoring the morning news. Tryouts will be conducted on June 7th-9th from 8:15-8:45am. Sign up on the Audition Tryouts sheet posted outside the Student Activities Office. Auditions will take place in the library.
Physicals will be in the library on Wednesday, June 1st at 4pm. Bring your physical form signed by a parent and $20 cash. Completing your physical will make you elligible to tryout/play for all interscholastic sports during the 2016-17 school year.
8th graders, you can get your physical for high school here too, just complete the VHSL Physical Form.
The Dodgeball Tournament is Friday, June 3rd. Team packets are available on the door of the Student Activities Office and on the Activities website. Teams consist of 8 people and the cost is $5 a person. Entry fee and team packet must be turned in all together by Wednesday, June 1st to the Student Activities Office. Medals will be awarded for 1st place and best dressed team. $2 to watch, tickets sold at the door. All proceeds benefit the athletic program!
VB Police Cadet Challenge
Attention 8th graders: The Virginia Beach Police Department is accepting applications for the 2016 Virginia Beach Police Cadet Challenge. This week long, full day program is designed for rising 9th through 12th grade students who have an interest in the Law Enforcement Profession and will occur July 25, 2016 through July 29, 2016. Please see our SRO, MPO Pratt, in the main Guidance Department for more information.
SpiritWear Clearance Sale!
Click HERE to purchase 2015 LMS Spiritwear at deeply discounted prices!
SOL Test Dates
Click HERE for SOL test dates.
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 sRecentPlaceschool—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.
For a view at the 4th Quarter Lancer Newsletter, click HERE
YearBooks For Sale
Don’t miss out on yearbooks. Your deadline to pre-order is Friday May 13! Visit www.jostensyearbooks.com to order online. The cost is $45 per yearbook.
Dates & Events
Monday May 23
Gamemaker's Club (6th Grade) | 4pm
Tuesday May 24
Anime Meeting | 4pm
Weight Lifting Club | 4pm
Spring Orchestra Concert | 6:30pm
Wednesday May 25
Thursday May 26
Game Maker's Club (Grade 7 & 8) | 4pm
Weight Lifting Club | 4pm
Electives Club End Of Year Party | 4pm
Friday May 27
Guitar Club | 7:30am
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 2015-2016 School Year
|May 30 - Memorial Day. Schools Closed|
|Jun. 17 - Last Day for Students|
|Jun. 17 - End of Fourth Grading Period|
|Jun 17 - Adjusted Dismissal. Please pick up students at 1:20 p.m.|
|Jun. 20 - Staff Day|
|Jun. 24 - Report Cards Issued|
|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;