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Winter II Sports Tryouts

Tryouts for Boys' Wrestling, Girls' Volleyball, and Debate begin on Wednesday, January 28

To see this week's upcoming events, go to our page at: THIS WEEK

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THIS WEEK at Landstown Middle School

To see a list of this weeks activities, go to http://www.landstownms.vbschools.com/pages/secondary/weeklyevents/index.asp

SOUTHERN DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP

The Boys' Basketball Team has won the Southern Division Championship.

Principles of American Citizenship Winner for December

KINDNESS....what a great trait to celebrate! And celebrate we will for outstanding kindness towards adults and students, Jimmy Truong has been selected as the Principles of American Citizenship Award winner for the month of December. In addition to his daily kindness, Jimmy took the initiative to help a new student acclimate to LMS and even to America in a variety of ways. His kindness has gone a long way and we are thankful for YOU, Jimmy! Way to lead by example. Keep up the great work at LMS!

Winter Sports Banquet

The winter sports banquet is on Tuesday, February 3 at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria. Basketball, Academic Challenge and Cheerleading will be represented. Please turn in your banquet forms to the Student Activities Office by Thursday, January 29.

PTSA Volunteer of the Year Nomination Form

Do you know of a volunteer who has made a significant contribution at Landstown? Nominate them to be our Volunteer of the Year! Simply fill out the nomination form located at www.landstownms.vbschools.com/pages/parents/pta/content/pdfs/voy-nomination.pdf. Return it to the office or email it to [email protected]. Deadline is January 30th. Thank you!

Debate Tryouts

Debate Tryouts will begin on Wednesday, January 28 in in room A22.

Girls' Volleyball Tryouts

Tryouts for girls' volleyball will be broken down by grade level.

  • January 28th - 6th graders
  • January 29th - 6th graders and non-returning 7th graders
  • January 30th - non-returning 7th and 8th graders (invited 6th graders)
  • February 2nd - non returning 8th graders (invited 6th and 7th graders)
  • February 3rd - all 2014 returning players and invited 6th, 7th, and 8th graders

Wrestling Tryouts

Wrestling tryouts will begin on Wednesday, January 28th for all grades. Tryouts will last 4 days. Students should report to the mat room after school.

2nd Annual VBCPS Beach Bags Food Drive

The LMS COMMUNITY SERVICE CLUB is conducting the 2nd Annual VBCPS Beach Bags Food Drive here at LMS! Beach Bags is a food program designed to assist students in having meals when they are away from school and sustain them over the weekends. The food bank that supplies Beach Bags is always in need and asking for our help. Last year we collected and donated 12 huge boxes full of food!

> > > Click Here for the flyer that identifies the types of non-perishable foods we are looking for as donations.

There are 2 boxes in the main lobby to place donations. As an incentive, this year it's Girls vs. Boys for bragging rights! All students and L.M.S. supporters are encouraged to donate!

Thank you as always for helping out our Community Service Club.

2015 Citizenship Essay Contest

Virginia PTA and Virginia529 have partnered to expand the Virginia PTA Citizenship Essay contest. With the addition of Primary, Intermediate and Special Writer divisions, all K-12 students can participate and describe what citizenship means to them. Please go to http://www.vapta.org/members-only/local-unit-leaders/award-programs/citizenship-essay-project.html for the rules and application.

Awards
Awards in all age groups (primary grade K-2, intermediate grades 3-5, middle school grades 6-8, high school grades 9-12 and special writers). Winners are notified in April and featured in one or more of the Virginia PTA's official publications: VOICE and www.vapta.org.

  • 1st Place – $529 inVest account
  • 2nd Place – $250 inVest account
  • 3rd Place – $100 inVest account

Submissions are due in the PTSA mailbox by January 23, 2015. The PTSA will raffle a $25 gift card to all students who submit. You are also eligible to win win an invest account from Virginia 529.

2015 Super Teacher Contest

Do YOU Know a Super Teacher?

Does your child's teacher go above and beyond classroom duty to inspire students? Does she lead them to new understanding and knowledge breakthroughs? Does he motivate them to reach higher and achieve their potential?

Answering "yes" to any of these questions means your child may know the most amazing of all super heroes - a Virginia Lottery Super Teacher.

Help us identify and recognize these education heroes! Between now and February 13, 2015, nominate your child's Super Teacher at www.vasuperteacher.com. Out of the nominees, eight Virginia educators will be selected in 2015 as Super Teachers, winning $2,000 from the Virginia Lottery and $2,000 in classroom supplies from The Supply Room Companies.

In addition to the wonderful classroom supplies and cash prizes, this year, one school out of all the nominations will be randomly selected to win a $1,000 in supplies from The Supply Room Companies.

Let's show our outstanding teachers how super-thankful we are for their hard work.

Nominate a Super Teacher Today!

Thanks to the Virginia PTA for its eighth year of partnership and for helping us to honor 56 incredible educators.

Project LEAD

Project LEAD: Leadership Exploration and Development

Want to meet new people, learn leadership skills, or just get involved? Check out Project LEAD. Project LEAD consists of 5 interactive sessions teaching specific leadership skills.

Check out the session on GROUP DYNAMICS to be held on Wednesday, January 21. Be sure to sign up at the entrance of your hallway or in the SAC office. If you have any questions, see the Student Activities Coordinator Ms. Drury.

The sessions for the year are as follows:

  • Monday, November 24, 2014: Communication
  • Wednesday, January 21, 2015: Group Dynamics
  • Wednesday, February 10, 2015: Problem Solving
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2015: So You Might Be Interested in Running for Office
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015: Facilitation Skills

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.

CLICK HERE for the "A Look at Assessment" brochure > > >

PTSA Membership

  • 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

 

 

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