• Lexington Middle School Weekly Updates

    December 11

    Thank you all for your continued support as we set the course for success for every Yellow Jacket at LMS.  Last week we had a great week in the HIVE and we are looking forward to another as we enter the last full week of school before the holiday break. 

    We want to send a huge shout out to our FTO and the local YMCA for providing our teachers with full access to their facility for the Month of December. 

    We would also like to shout out to our Lady Jacket Basketball team for a huge victory over cross-town rival Tyro Middle School last Thursday.  This week our Yellow Jackets are back in action on tomorrow, Monday December 12th, at home vs Central Davidson and again on Thursday at Brown Middle School.  Please be sure to come out and show your support.  Just a reminder, the doors for our home games, doors will open at 4:15pm and we will have security checks in place as well as the LCS district bag policy for all who attend. 

    LMS along with LSHS will host our Holiday chorus concert on Tuesday at the High School.  Students remember there will be a dress rehearsal tomorrow morning at the high school for those participating on Tuesday evening. 

    LMS Families we will be hosting a Title I Family engagement night next Monday, December 19th.  This event will be held in conjunction with our home basketball game.  Our school will be showcasing board game activities that can help to engage families during the holiday break and be fun for all ages.  We will also be giving away board games to students and families that participate.  We look forward to continuing to uplift the LMS Family.  Be sure to stay tuned for more details.

    We would also like to take a moment to thank the Connect 21 team for providing our Yellow Jackets with an after-school enrichment program that helps our students work together to improve their lives.  We are seeing great benefits from the Connect 21 after-school program.  Please check our website for additional information.

    This concludes our weekly updates. Let's work together to make these last 7 days of school before the holiday break the best ever!  Have a great Yellow Jacket evening!

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    December 4

    I want to begin by thanking all of you for another great week here in the hive. We want to extend a special shout out to Dr. Wilkie and the Jacket Parent Academy for hosting a showcase event here at LMS.  Our parents and community were able to get a first-hand glimpse at some of the wonderful programs and educational experiences that are made available to our students daily.

    This week will be another action-packed week.  On tomorrow, Monday December 5th  the Annual Holiday parade will be taking place.  We will be working to clear campus immediately following dismissal as to not interfere with parade staging efforts.  Our Boys and Girls BBAll teams will be in action at Ledford tomorrow and at Tyro Middle on Thursday December 8th.

    We have Picture Make-Ups and Retakes scheduled for this Thursday, December 8th as well. Any Yellow Jacket wanting to sit for pics may do so. They just need to be sure to dress appropriately and smile.

    Our yellow  Jackets will be receiving their next round of progress reports on December 20th. Please be sure to contact your child's teacher if you did not receive a progress report for their class last week. There should have been one brought home for each class.

    Our 8th graders will participate in an on-campus field trip as they visit the Be Pro Be Proud Mobile Lab during the day.  This lab will provide our students with yet another career exploration opportunity right here in our backyard. 

    Please stay tuned for information on the December 13th chorus concert as well! 

    This concludes our Weekly Updates  and I do hope that everyone enjoys the remainder of their weekend and let's have another great Yellow jacket week!

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    November 27

      I hope that everyone has had a great Thanksgiving break and took time to reflect on the people and things in life that truly matter. 

    Tomorrow we return to business with just a little over 3 weeks of school before we celebrate the next holiday season.  Let's be sure to focus on our academics and thriving during the 2nd qtr. of the school year. 

    This week our yellow jackets will be in action on the hard wood at Central Davidson on Thursday December 1st.  Tomorrow, Monday Nov 28th please stop by chick-fil-a for dinner.  A portion of the proceeds will go towards supporting our women's basketball program.

    Connect 21, the afterschool student enrichment program, resumes meeting after school on tomorrow.  Parents and students will need transportation afterwards, this week as well.

    Parents, please remember to use the car rider line to deliver and pick up your student during arrival and dismissal and to be sure they arrive by 8:15am daily.  Also, checkouts are paused daily from 3pm-3:30pm to allow for dismissal.

    Thank you for all that you do to ensure success for our yellow jackets.  This concludes our Weekly Updates.  Let's make this a great yellow jacket week!

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    November 20

    Thank you all for another great week here in the Hive. I want extend a special shout to my admin team, Ms Wells, Mrs Wilson and Mr Hairston for their work with our teachers and tech team to get 1st qtr awards off the ground. I would also like to thank our students and parents for being an awesome audience. 

    We are doing some great things here at LMS and they deserve recognition! Please support our school by posting the positive on social media! This is an easy and inexpensive way to promote LMS!

    This week our basketball teams will host a scrimmage at 4:30 pm.  Our teams will use this as a final tune up before they tip off the 2022 basketball season.  Tickets will be $2 at the door!

    Parents, please be sure to have your yellow jackets dressed warmly and appropriately for school as well as on campus by 8:15 daily.  Our doors open at 7:50 each morning and we want to see all of our yellow jackets at school daily.  Please encourage our Jackets to do their best with their behavior as well as their academics.  Tuesday will be our last day for students this week. Lastly, please take time to enjoy your family and share all the things that you are grateful for. We will resume school on Monday November 28.

    This concludes our weekly update. Be sure to Have a Great Yellow Jacket Week and a Happy Thanksgiving!

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    November 13

    Thank you for another great week in Hive.

    This week we will have our FTO meeting tomorrow, Monday November 14th at 5:30 pm.  This meeting will be virtual.  Team members should email Asst. Principal Ms.  Wells for the link.

    We will be recognizing first qarter achievements of our yellow jackets beginning Tuesday of this week.  We will recognize 6th graders on Tuesday, 7th graders on Wednesday and 8th Graders on Thursday.  Parents of students receiving an award will receive an invitation from their child’s teacher this week.  The ceremony will take place in the gym beginning at 9:20 am.

    This concludes our weekly updates.  Parents, as always, we ask that you continue support us in ensuring your yellow jackets report to school by 8:15am daily and are dressed for success.  This week is set to be one of the coldest of the year so far so please make the necessary arrangements to keep our students safe and warm.

    Thank you for all you do and let's have a great yellow jacket week.

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    November 6

     Thank you each for another great week of opportunities for improvement here in the hive.  We will continue to move toward success for all yellow jackets.

    A huge shout out to our football team and cheerleaders for a drama-filled victory over Thomasville this past week to end the season on a winning note.  Boys and girls basketball tryouts are underway with basketball season set to begin on Nov 18th. 

    Parents, thank you to all who have made the adjustment and are dropping students off in the car-rider line and picking them up. Also, our front office staff appreciates you all checking students out prior to 3pm or after 3:30pm so our dismissal process remains smooth.  These small steps help us to maintain order and assist with keeping all yellow jackets safe here at school.

    This week we will continue to have make-ups for those still needing to take the NC Check Ins.  Parents, if you were unable to attend student conferences, your child's report card was sent home with them on Friday.

    Our School Improvement Team will meet tomorrow after school. 

    School pictures will take place on Tuesday.  Information has already been sent home.

    School will be closed this Friday in honor of Veteran's day. 

    Families, please be sure to exercise your right to vote and explain to our yellow jackets why your vote matters!

    This concludes our weekly updates. Please enjoy the remainder of this beautiful fall Sunday and let's have another great Yellow Jacket Week!

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    October 30 

    Thank you all for another great week in the HIVE.  We have all made it through a very tough 1st quarter of the school year and should take time to reflect on accomplishments and make adjustments where needed.

    This week we have quite a few adjustments to our routine, so here are some reminders.

    Tomorrow, Monday, 10/31, LCS will have an Optional Teacher Workday.  There will be no school for students. 

    On Tuesday Nov. 1st, our staff will be conducting student lead, parent/teacher conferences from 10am to 6pm. Please be sure to make arrangements with your child's teacher for an available time slot. Report cards will be made available for pick up.

    On Wednesday Nov 2, our FB team will be traveling to Thomasville to play their final contest of the season. Please come out and show your support!

    Parents, we need your help!  Please help maintain the safety and security of all of our students by using the car-rider line to drop off and pick up your students.  The teacher and staff parking lot is not appropriate, supervised or safe.  We also need to have all afternoon checkouts to take place prior to 3pm and resume after 3:30pm to allow proper attention to be given to dismissal procedures and managing bus movement at the front of our school.  We will be assisting visitors on the front sidewalk beginning at 3:15 daily to limit congestion and cross traffic in our front entrance and office.

    Please continue to support and grow with us as we set a secure Course for Success for our students as well.

    This concludes our weekly updates.  I hope that you enjoy the remainder of this beautiful weekend and let's have a Great Yellow Jacket week!

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    October 23

    Thank you for a great 'Spirit Week" here at the HIVE!  We saw great excitement and enthusiasm as our Jackets  got competitive in our College Awareness Trivia and showed great spirit and creativity with their daily outfits and did a great job of cheering our Football team to a Homecoming victory over South Davidson. Way to go Jackets!!!

    Our last football game of the season will be this Wednesday 11/2 at Thomasville. Please come out and show your Jacket Pride!

    Benchmark Testing will begin 10/24.  Please be sure to get your Jackets to school on time, well rested, and dressed for success.  We need all Jackets to succeed on all assessments.

    We will cruise into the close of the 1st Qtr of the school year with an Early Release day on this Friday 10/28. 

    There will be an Optional Teacher Workday on Monday 10/31 which means no school for our Jackets. 

    On Tuesday November 1st we will be hosting Student Lead Conferences from 10am to 6pm.  Please be sure to make appointments with your students' teachers so you can be made aware of all the work your jackets are doing in the classroom and what adjustments need to be made heading into the 2nd Qtr.

    We have an action packed week ahead of us.  Let's make it a Great Yellow Jacket week.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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    October 17

    Thank you all for another great week at the HIVE.  Parents, we will continue to challenge your students as we set the course for success for every student. As we head into the close of the 1st Quarter, I ask that you encourage your yellow jackets to communicate any issues of aggression or conflict they may be experiencing, with a trusted adult at school or in our school community.  Your school team is working diligently to address and de-escalate conflict because we know that is not healthy on the course to success.
    This week  will be
    Spirit Week at LMS.  Please encourage your yellow Jackets to get in the spirit Daily:

    • Monday will be Time Machine Monday- Please wear clothes from your favorite past or future era. 
    • Tuesday is Twinning Tuesday- Be sure to find a friend or teacher to be your twin
    • Wednesday - Spirit Wear Wednesday.  Come dressed in Jacket Orange and Blue as we cheer on our LMS Yellow Jacket Football Team
    • Thursday will be Wacky Tacky Day
    • Friday is "Famous Friday" - Come dressed as your favorite celebrity or famous person. Or you can just come dressed as your most famous self. 

    Make sure that all dress follows the student dress code and is appropriate for the school setting. 

    We will also be promoting college awareness all week long in conjunction with National Free College Application Week.  We will be setting the expectation for all  Jackets to be college and career ready by announcing a College Fact each day and our staff will incorporating their colleges spirit into their spirit week attire!
    Parents and students please be on the lookout for upcoming assessment dates as well.  We are well on our way into a successful school year.  Please continue to have your child at school daily by 8:15am dressed for success.  We appreciate our Jacket family and this concludes our weekly updates. 

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    October 9

    Thank you for another great week in the Hive.  As always, your support and patience is always appreciated and helps us do the work of setting the course for success for all Yellow Jackets. Shout out to our Chorus Department for their performance last week and our Career Development and Guidance departments for exposing some of the 8th grade Jackets to opportunities within the manufacturing field on our first field trip of the year.  Great job staff and students!
    Our Yellow Jacket football team will play host to Oak Grove middle on Wednesday.  There has been a schedule change for our soccer team this week and they will be playing Thomasville at home and the contest will start promptly 4:30pm. Our Family Teacher Organization will meet virtually for our monthly meeting on tomorrow at 6:30pm.
    Parents, please continue to remind your Jackets to dress for success and arrive at school promptly by 8:15 am daily.  These are two key components on the course for success and we are certain all students can master both.

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    October 2, 2022
    This is your principal, Mr. Stone with our weekly updates.  I would like to begin by thanking all of you for your cooperation during our recent inclement weather school closing. I am looking forward to getting back our regularly scheduled programming. 

    A huge thank you to all the parents, students and staff that showed up for our Title I Information Session.  Your support is always appreciated. We will be planning more events in the future and will be sure to keep you in the loop. 

    Shout out to our football team on their victory last week. This week they travel to Brown Middle on Wed Oct 5th.  Our soccer team will be in action vs. Thomasville on Thursday October 6th.

    Our School Improvement Team will hold its monthly meeting on tomorrow Oct 3rd at 4pm. Our FTO meeting will take place on Oct 10th at 5:30pm.

    Please listen out for information on Cheer tryouts and Homecoming events.

    This concludes our weekly updates.  Let's have a great Yellow Jacket Week!!!

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    September 25, 2022

    I would like to thank our jacket family for their support and patience during some very trying times this week.  We are excited to get back to normal school business and continue the journey toward success for all students.  Our teacher, staff and administration remain focused and committed to setting the course for success. 
    This week we will host our first Title I event for this school year.  Parents you should have received Title I info from your yellow jacket last week. Please sign this document and have your jacket return it to their teachers. On this Wednesday, September 28th we ask that you come out early to support our Jackets for their home football game vs. C. Davidson and join us for a pre-game hot dog meal and get more info on what Title I means for you and your Yellow Jacket.  We look forward to seeing you at 3pm.

    September 28th will be an early release day for LCS students and our students will not be allowed to stay after school to attend the game.
    Our soccer team will turnaround and host Thomasville on Thursday the 29th.

    We want to congratulate Coach Morman and the HS Football team on their victory on this past Friday night.  Great Work Jackets!!!

    This concludes our weekly updates.  Thank you again for your continued support and we are looking forward to a great week! Have a great yellow jacket Evening.

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    September 18, 2022

    Thank you for another great week here at the "HIVE".  We were able to make it through 14 days of school. Congratulations!  Our students are off to a great start as their teachers and staff have Set the course for Success!!!

    We would like to recognize Mr. Gilmore and Ms. Pittman for their hard work and dedication on National Teacher Assistant Day, which was this past Friday.  We could not do what we do without you.  We would also like to recognize all of our Hispanic students and families as we enter National Hispanic Heritage Month.  We appreciate and celebrate the diversity of our yellow jackets.

    This week in athletics, our Football team will be traveling to Tyro Middle on Wednesday 9/21/22.  Our Men's Soccer Team will be battling Westchester Christian on 9/22/22

    Our administrative team would like to give a special shout out to our Car Rider parents who have moved our jackets through the line in a much better fashion. We appreciate you.

    Thank you for all that you do to ensure that we remain on the Course for Success!