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In the News
Digital Literacy Night
Landstown Middle School will host its first Digital Literacy Night on Thursday, Februrary 25th from 5:30-7:30pm. Its goal is to educate and showcase the unlimited opportunities for innovation, collaboration, communication and critical thinking that technology provides! We'll have sessions discussing raising children in a digital age, social media responsibility, digital web tools, tech quick fixes, and more! And did I mention they'll be raffle prizes including a chance to win a New Desktop Computer?!?! Hope to see you there!
Lancer Leaders 2016-17
Applications for Lancer Leaders for the 2016-17 school year are now available. You can get one at the grade level AP/Guidance office, the SAC office, or the website. Applications are due on February 12th.
8th grade students: Applications for Lancer Leader Executive Council are now available. You must have served as a Lancer Leader during the 2015-16 school year to be eligible to apply. Applications can be picked up outside Mrs. Scherr’s office.
Volunteer Of The Year
If you know someone who has made significat contributions to LMS this 2015-16 school year, please consider nominating them for School Volunteer of the Year. Click HERE to access the nomination form.
We are seeking energetic and enthusiastic students to apply to be a Lancer Leader for the 2016-17 school year. Applications are available by clicking HERE, in each guidance office, and in the SAC office. Applications are due by February 12th.
8th Grade Spirit of Norfolk Fieldtrip
Parents, letters were sent home this week in homeroom classes regarding the annual 8th grade trip on the Spirit of Norfolk. This year's trip will be held on the evening of Tuesday, June 14. Please be on the lookout for the letters detailing all the requirements for the trip. If you have any questions, please contact our Student Activities Coordinator, Shannon Drury.
Advanced Art 8
Attention all artists, do you like to you draw, paint, sculpt and have a great imagination? If you’re a 7th grader and you‘re interested in being in Advanced Art in the 8th grade-stop by Mrs. Lauzon’s art room to pick up an Advanced Art application.
BLAST STEM Sumer Camp
Attention 8th graders interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: BLAST STEM Summer camp applications are now open online! Do you want to spend 4 days this summer at either ODU, UVA, or Virginia Tech, stay on campus overnight, and do fun STEM activities for FREE? Go to www.blast.spacegrant.org for all the details and to apply before the February 1st due date!
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.
YearBooks For Sale
Don’t miss out on yearbooks. Visit www.jostensyearbooks.com to buy your yearbook. The cost is $45 per yearbook.
Dates & Events
Monday February 8
Report Cards Issued
Tuesday February 9
Weight-Lifting Intramurals | 4pm
GameMaker's Club (Grade 6) | 4pm
Drama Club | 4pm
Volleyball vs Corporate Landing MS | 5pm
Wrestling @ Corporate Landing MS | 5pm
Wednesday February 10
Thursday February 11
Game Maker's Club (7& 8) | 4pm
Weight-Lifting Intramurals | 4pm
Volleyball @ Independence MS | 5pm
Wrestling vs Independence MS | 5pm
Friday February 12
Guitar Club | Cancelled Today
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
|Dec. 15 - Progress Reports Issued|
|Dec. 23 - Adjusted Dismissal. Please pick up students at 1:20 p.m.|
|Dec. 24 - Jan. 1 - Winter Holidays. Schools Closed|
|Jan. 18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Schools Closed|
|Jan. 29 - End of Second Grading Period|
|Feb. 1 - Staff Day. Schools Closed for Students|
|Feb. 2 - Begin Third Grading Period|
|Feb. 8 - Report Cards Issued|
|Feb. 15 - President's Day. Schools Closed|
|Feb. 25 - Adjusted Dismissal. Please pick up students at 1:20 p.m.|
|Mar. 4 - Progress Reports Issude|
|Mar. 28 - Apr. 1 - Spring Break. Schools Closed|
|Apr. 12 - End of Third Grading Period|
|Apr. 13 - Staff Day. Schools Closed for Students|
|Apr. 14 - Begin Fourth Grading Period|
|Apr. 19 - Report Cards Issued|
|May 17 - Progress Reports Issued|
|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;