LANCERFEST will be on FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 Click Here for the LancerFest Permission Form
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LANCERFEST will be on FRIDAY, May 1, 2015
Join the PTSA to celebrate an entire year of Lancer successes!
There will be :
- wrecking ball
- gladiator joust
- obstacle course
- ounce house
- a prize & money vault.
- Carnival games
- a photo booth!
Food and drink provided by Chick-fil-a & Tropical Smoothie.
Only Landstown Middle School students may purchase a wristband and attend Lancerfest. Students must have this permission slip completely filled out in order to purchase a wristband. Wristbands will be sold for $5 (cash only) during lunches on April 17, and April 24 thru 28. A limited number of wristbands will be sold to this event in order to ensure student safety.
Don't miss the fun; buy your wristband early.
COMMUNITY GARDEN DAY
Saturday, April 25 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
and Wednesday, May 6 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
LMS Outdoor Classroom and Garden Students, Parents, and Staff would like to invite you to take part in our Community Garden Day. We will begin building the Outdoor Classroom and Garden near the Athletic Fields and Bus Loop at 9am on Saturday, April 25th. Construction will continue on Wednesday, May 6th. If you plan to attend, please email [email protected] and include the date(s) you can participate.
Lunch will be provided courtesy of Chili's Restaurant.
Presidential Volunteer Service Program
Landstown Middle School has been qualified as a certifying organization for the Presidential Volunteer Service Program. The program is administered through the White House. Students will be recognized through various criteria. For more information on the program, follow this link (http://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/).
Applications are available in the Guidance office. They can also be found on our website at http://www.landstownms.vbschools.com/pages/secondary/student-activities/content/pdfs/ptsa-community-service-recognition-pgm.pdf:. Applications are due on May 1. Contact Mrs. Scherr, 6th Grade AP with any questions.
PTSA General Meeting
Please come to the next PTSA General Meeting on Thursday, May 14, 2015. Elections will be held for 2015-2016 Officers.
PTSA Officers for the 2015-2016 School Year
PTSA Positions: Landstown Middle School PTSA is looking to fill the following positions for the 2015-2016 school year!
- Volunteer Coordinator – VIE
PTSA Officer Nominees: The following people have been nominated for the positions indicated. Elections will be held at the PTSA general meeting on May 14, 2015.
- President - Suzette Valentine
- 1st Vice President (Programs) - Carla Smith
- 2nd Vice President (Membership) - Monica Miller
- Secretary - Laurel Bernard
- Treasurer - Christi Hurd
Project LEAD: Leadership Exploration and DevelopmentWant 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 PROBLEM SOLVING to be held on Tuesday, February 20. 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:
- Wednesday, May 13, 2015: So You Might Be Interested in Running for Office
- Wednesday, May 20, 2015: Facilitation Skills
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.
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