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Lincoln County Middle School News

Thanksgiving Thanksgiving Break

Monday, Nov. 20, is a flexible professional learning day for faculty and staff of Lincoln County Schools.  There is no school for students.  School is out the rest of the week for Thanksgiving Break, and students and faculty return on Monday, Nov. 27, for regularly scheduled classes.  We wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving Break! 

No School~Monday, November 6, 2017

Just a friendly reminder that Monday is a scheduled staff work day in the Lincoln County School District. Students will not be attending school, Monday, November 6, 2017.

We look forward to having our amazing students back with us on Tuesday!!! #TEAMLincoln

Calendar Survey 2018-19 2018-2019 School Calendar Survey

The District Calendar Committee, after seeking feedback from district employees, parents, and community members, shall recommend school calendar options to the Superintendent for presentation to the Board. The committee’s recommendations shall comply with state laws and regulations and consider the economic impact of the school calendar on the community and the state

We are asking for your feedback on the following 2018-2019 School Calendar Survey for the District Calendar Committee to consider while developing the new calendar. The survey will be open until Nov. 8, 2017. Please click the survey link above to complete the survey. We appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey and all feedback will be considered. 

grades Midterm Ends

Midterms are scheduled to go home Friday, November 17.  Parents can use midterms to check grades and determine progress towards meeting performance expectations.  You can also check for midterms in Infinite Campus by clicking the orange link at the left for those with Infinite Campus Portal accounts.

Retakes Picture Retakes

Any student who was absent for school picture day can still get their pictures taken and into the yearbook on picture make-up day, Wednesday, October 18.  Students who were not absent but who want to re-take their pictures for other reasons (eyes closed, etc.), will need to bring in a parent note to Mrs. Faulkner. 

You Are Invited - Mystery Dinner Theater

LCMS’s Advanced 8th Grade Drama Class & Kidz Catering Co.
PROUDLY PRESENT

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Tickets:  $20 (Includes 3-course Italian Meal and an Entertaining Show!)

Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:00 P.M., LCMS Cafeteria

Space is limited, so contact Megan Ralston or Carlee Cornett @606-365-8400 for ticket information! 

Deadline for ordering tickets is Thursday, October 19 at 11:00 A.M. 

**Please note, this event is for 6th grade and up only, please!

Special thanks goes to PBK Bank for helping to sponsor this event!

Lions Club Peace Poster Winners

Three LCMS students have been named Lions Club Peace Poster winners:  Joe Booze (1st Place), Lorena Mina (2nd Place), and Tanner Perry (3rd Place).  The contest, sponsored by the Lions Club, was for students to create posters to represent peace.  The students submitted their work through opportunities in their art class with Mrs. Allison Gibson. 

 

The winners were recognized at a reception sponsored by the Stanford Lions Club on Monday, November 6.  There the students received their awards.  Nice work Eagles!

 

Peace Poster Winners
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writing On-Demand Writing Scrimmage

On Thursday, October 26, students will be participating in a school-wide on-demand writing assessment.  This scrimmage will allow students to take a sample on-demand writing test to get a preliminary look at how prepared they are for performing a timed writing assessment similar to the type that they will see on their end-of-year K-PREP assessment.  Students will receive writing instruction throughout the year with various practice and assessed writing tasks leading up to another scrimmage in the early spring and finally the on-demand writing assessment on K-PREP at the end of the school year.  Teachers will use data from the scrimmages to assess student needs and determine instructional strategies to address those needs.

shirt design Lincoln Shirts for Sale

The cast of Elf the Musical Jr. are selling t-shirts as a fundraiser for costumes.  The shirts are designed by our very own Megan Ralston.  Orders are due by October 16.  Shirts are $15 for sizes youth small to adult XL, while larger shirts are $18.

Lincoln County Schools Strategic Planning Steering Committee First Meeting

The Lincoln County Schools Strategic Planning Steering Committee will have their first meeting this evening from 4:30 – 6:00 in the Board Room of the Student Support Center. Under the direction and leadership of Superintendent, Mr. Michael Rowe, the Lincoln County School District has started the implementation of a strategic planning process to revise the district’s vision, mission, and beliefs, and develop new school district goals and action plans.

bandconcert Band Concert

You are invited to our middle school band concert on Thursday, November 2.  The performance will begin at 6:30 P.M. at the Stuart Underwood Auditorium at Lincoln County High School.  Selections from sixth grade band and a combined seventh and eighth grade band will be performed.  We would love to see you there!

grades End of Term - Report Cards

The first grading period ends Friday October 6.  Report cards have been scheduled to go home Friday, October 20.  Parents with Portal accounts can also check grades online (see the orange link at the left). 

Fall_Break Fall Break

No School October 9-15 - Fall Break

AttendanceMatters LCMS - A High Attendance Day Regional Winner

September 20 was high attendance day in Kentucky, and Lincoln County Middle School was named a regional winner for large middle schools!  Congratulations parents, students, and staff for making school attendance a priority.  For learning to occur students need to be present, so we thank our families and community for helping our students to increase their potential to learn!

WWI ELA - DAR Events

As part of their unit on narrative writing, eighth graders have been studying World War I.  One hundred years ago - 1917 - marks the year that the U.S. entered World War One, also called the Great War or the War to End All Wars.  Over the past few weeks, students have been guided in a short research project comprised of various events - including guest speaker David Bettez from the University of Kentucky and projects for the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).  These events will conclude with a writing piece for the unit.
 

Student work from the unit will be on display at the public library in Stanford from October 17 - 24.  We invite the community to join us in showcasing the student work on opening night, October 17, where we will have a reception from 6-7:45 P.M.  Students from Mrs. Hill's classes will be catering the event with cookies and drinks.  Work from the projects will also be entered into the DAR contests as part of their themed event:  WWI - Service from the Home Front. 

DAR_logo DAR Contest Winners

Congratulations to the following students on winning the school level DAR contest for their work with the World War I theme: Service From the Home Front.  Their work was selected in a blind judging session by a committee of evaluators.  There were many well-written essays competing for the top five spots, but the committee could only select five.

Essay winners (in no particular order of ranking)
Tinsley Bastin
Rachel Duggins
Carson Jenkins
Anna Story
Bailey Story

Poem winners (in no particular order of ranking)
Abbie Cook
Marley Ranck
Zach Young

Poster winner
Fletcher Bowers

Stamp winners (in particular order of ranking)
Elexis Durham
Eric Edwards
Pasha Mullins
Arzoo Patel

We wish them well as their work moves on to the regional level competition.

reminder Staff Work Day - No School Nov. 6

This is a reminder that there is no school for students on Monday, November 6.  It is scheduled as a staff work day.

Parent Survey Family Resource & Youth Service Center Needs Assessment Surveys

Please help support our Family Resource and Youth Service Centers in Lincoln County by completing the appropriate survey(s) below. These surveys are used to support and provide services for all students in Lincoln County Schools. If your child is in Preschool - Elementary School you will need to complete the Family Resource Parent Survey. If your child is in Middle or High School, please complete the Youth Service Center Parent Survey. If you have a child at the elementary and middle or high levels please complete both surveys provided below.  Your feedback is very important to us and very much appreciated. Thank you for taking time to complete the survey and supporting our students.

Family Resource Center Parent Survey (Preschool & Elementary)

Youth Service Center Parent Survey  (Middle & High)

Congratulations to the Lincoln County Early Childhood Program!!

      Preschool-Headstart Teachers

     All six Preschool/Head Start sites, including Crab Orchard, Fort Logan, Highland, Hustonville, McKinney and Waynesburg have earned a 5 Star Rating based on the Kentucky All STARS Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System. A 5 Star Rating is the highest rating possible to be earned. The All STARS system is certified by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Community Based Services, Division of Child Care and the Kentucky Department of Education.

     Kentucky All STARS is Kentucky's expanded five-star quality rating and improvement system for early care and education programs. Studies show that children who attend high quality early learning environments have better math, language and social skills. The unified system serves all early care and education programs that receive public funding including child care centers, Head Start and public preschool. Kentucky All STARS is based on Kentucky's Early Childhood Standards and research-based indicators of quality. It recognizes programs that have made a commitment to continuous quality improvement. On the path toward higher quality, programs can benefit from supports including training, technical assistance and coaching.

      On the expanded five-star scale, STARS level one is obtained by meeting regulatory requirements. STARS level two is obtained by completing a set of required domains and standards. STARS levels three through five features a range of points programs must meet in order to meet to move up on the rating scale. While there are required domains for these three STARS levels, programs can choose from a menu of standards to fulfill the requirements.

cookie_dough Cookie Dough Pick-Up

Cookie dough from the fundraiser is scheduled to be delivered Nov. 7.  Small orders (one or two boxes) can be sent home on the bus.  Purchasers with large orders can pick up their deliveries from the cafeteria in the 7th-8th grade building after school until 7:00 P.M.  We thank you for your support in helping raise funds for our students and our school!

reminder - postit Remindere - School is in Session Nov. 7

This is a reminder that school is in session on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

WashingtonDC Update on Washington, DC

Ms. Francis and Mrs. Baker are planning this year's trip with destination Washington, DC!  The trip is open to BETA Club students in grades 6-8 on a first come, first served basis.  Right now all spots are filled but there is a waiting list. 

Planned stops include Monticello, Mt. Vernon, the Smithsonian, dinner/dance cruise on the Potomic River, Arlington National Cemetery, and the FDR, MLK, Jefferson, Lincoln, Korean, Vietnam, WWII, and Marine memorials.  The first deposit is due October 1.  Information has been shared with students, and parents with questions can contact Ms. Francis or Mrs. Baker.

District 11 Kentucky Music Educators Association Middle School Teacher of the Year

Carlee CornettCongratulations to Mrs. Carlee Cornett for being named the 2017-2018 District 11 Kentucky Music Educators Association Middle School Teacher of the Year!!! District 11 encompasses over thirteen surrounding counties and through her many accolades, experiences, and continuous devotion to students it is obvious as to why Mrs. Cornett was chosen as the recipient of this prestigious award! Congratulations Mrs. Carlee Cornett!!
#TEAMLincoln

Veterans Day Veteran's Day Ceremony

On Thursday, Nov. 9, LCMS students and staff will be honoring our veterans at the annual Veterans Day Ceremony.  The event begins Thursday morning at 8:30 and will showcase local veterans, students, and staff who will lead our school through various patriotic activites at the flag pole.


LCMS staff and students would like to thank our veterans for their invaluable service to our nation and to us.

Lincoln County Schools Win High Attendance Day in Region 16

Congratulations goes out to Lincoln County Middle School for winning Region 16 High Attendance Day in the Large Middle School category with 97.12% attendance! Another congratulations goes out to Lincoln County High School for winning Region 16 High Attendance Day in the Large High School category with 94.51% attendance! Keep up the good work LCMS and LCHS students!

 #TEAMLincoln

Elf_jr Elf, Jr. Cast Announced

On September 13, the cast for this fall's musical was announced.  Click here for a list of members.  We look forward to seeing all of these students in their production of Elf, Jr. in December!

reminder Staff Work Day - No School

This is a reminder that there is no school for students on Monday, September 25.  It is scheduled as a staff work day.

2017 Kentucky Council for the Social Studies Teacher of the Year
Rachael YadenCongratulations to Mrs. Rachael Yaden for being named the 2017 Kentucky Council for the Social Studies Teacher of the Year!!! Ryan New, President of KCSS stated "After examining your practices and contributions, the impact you've had on students and colleagues through the social studies is greatly appreciated". In addition to presenting at their upcoming conference, Mrs. Yaden will be honored during an award ceremony luncheon. Congratulations Mrs. Rachael Yaden on this outstanding accomplishment!
#TEAMLincoln
DC_collage Washington, DC Trip

Ms. Francis and Mrs. Baker are planning this year's trip with destination Washington, DC!  The trip is open to BETA Club students in grades 6-8 on a first come, first served basis.  Planned stops include Monticello, Mt. Vernon, the Smithsonian, dinner/dance cruise on the Potomic River, Arlington National Cemetery, and the FDR, MLK, Jefferson, Lincoln, Korean, Vietnam, WWII, and Marine memorials.  The first deposit is due October 1.  Information has been shared with students, and parents with questions can contact Ms. Francis or Mrs. Baker.

attendancematters High Attendance Day

Wednesday, September 20, is High Attendance Day in Kentucky!  Schools across the state will compete to see who has the highest attendance.  The school in each category with the highest percentage of attendance for that day will be rewarded.
 

Many students do not think about the importance of attendance and the impact it has on their school performance.  But with the emphasis on career readiness, great attendance is being even more important for students and schools.  Learning occurs when students are in school, so attendance is the key to improved academic achievement.

midterm Midterm Ends

Midterms are scheduled to go home Friday, September 15.  Parents can use midterms to check grades and determine progress towards meeting performance expectations.  You can also check for midterms in Infinite Campus by clicking the orange link at the left for those with Infinite Campus Portal accounts.

New Administrative Team at LCMS

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There is much change underway at Lincoln County Middle School--not the least of which is the new administrative team.  Mr. Billy, Harris, Mr. Jason Bryant, and Mr. David Ledford all begin this year with previous experience at LCMS but are serving for the first time together as school leaders of the Eagles.  We would like to welcome them all as we continue forward into the 2017-18 school year.
 

Click the Read More link to learn more about our principals.

school_pictures School Picture Day

Wednesday, September 13, is School Picture Day!  Be ready to smile for the camera.  Pictures taken on school picture day will be used for the school yearbook and for Infinite Campus. Deadline for ordering pictures will be shared when proofs are ready.

cheer_silhouette LCHS Youth Cheer Clinic

The Lincoln County High School cheerleaders are hosting their annual Youth Cheer Clinic on September 9 (Registration 9-9:25, Clinic 9:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.).  Youth of all ages are encouraged to attend.  Lunch will be provided.  Click here to access the registration form with information about the clinic.  Contact Coach Amy Bastin with any questions.

hatday Hat Day!

Because of their great progress in displaying expected behaviors with the new PBIS structures, students are being rewarded with a hat day on Friday, September 8.

KonaIce Kona Ice

Kona Ice will be coming to LCMS on Friday, September 8.  Students can purchase the snow cones during their scheduled window.  A portion of the money raised will be used for student events and resources.

IC_portal IC Parent Portal Training

Infinite Campus Portal is a parent's link to their child's online school records--from schedules to grades.  Trainings are offered each semester for obtaining access to IC Portal.  For fall 2017, training is offered Thursday, August 31, and Thursday, September 7 (5:30-6:30 P.M.).  Photo ID is required.  For information on setting up an IC Portal account, click the "Read More" link below.

LCMS Fall Musical!

Elf

This year the LCMS Performing Arts will be adding a FALL MUSICAL!  We will be performing Elf the Musical Jr. in December of 2017. 

AUDITION DATES

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, September 5 and Thursday, September 7 after school in the LCMS music room until 4:30 pm.  You must have a parent to pick you up by 4:30 pm.

 

DisasterRelief BETA Club Sponsoring Hurricane Disaster Relief Effort

The LCMS BETA Club along with Student Council will be sponsoring a Hurricane Harvey supply drive.  Right now, they are collecting baby diapers, formula, wipes, and pet food.  The items can be sent with students or dropped off at the McGuffey building with Mrs. Baker, one of our BETA Club sponsors.  These items will be accepted through Friday, September 1.  A team from the Stanford area will be leaving with the supplies on Monday for delivery to those in need.  Thank you for your support.

i-Ready_group i-Ready is Here!

On Tuesday, August 22, LCMS students begin their i-Ready testing for the 2017-18 school year.  i-Ready allows students, teachers, and parents to determine student achievement levels, conduct individualized lessons for each student, and check on the students' academic growth and progress.  Test results are also used to place students into courses, so it is critical that students do their best work.

 

Students take the i-Ready diagnostic test three times each year (Fall, Winter, and Spring).  However, some students will be engaged in progress monitoring every other week to better assist them in improving their skills. 

 

We are excited to be using this assessment system, and we look forward to seeing the results of our students' diligent work.  We thank parents for their on-going support in helping our students continuously improve.

Grand Champion State Fair Winner

LCMSLincoln County Schools would like to congratulate Laurissa Jarman, Kerynna Jarman, and Eli Pleasants on completing the 4-H Country Ham Project. Laurissa earned second place overall in her age division for combined ham and speech scores. Kerynna received a blue ribbon for her ham. Eli brought home the overall GRAND CHAMPION country ham award as the best of all 715 hams submitted! Eli’s ham will be displayed in Cloverville until the end of the State Fair!

To participate in this project, youth cured two hams over the course of 8 months. In addition to curing their own hams, they completed six hours of training and gave a speech about their ham at the Kentucky State Fair. Hams are judged on aroma, lean to fat ratio, and appearance.



If youth would like to participate in the 2018 4-H Country Ham Project, please contact 4-H Agent Courtney Brock at the Lincoln County Extension Office at 606-365-2447.

Way to go Eli, Laurissa, and Kerynna!

#TEAMLincoln

Photo: Eli Pleasants with his GRAND CHAMPION ribbon at the Kentucky State Fair

bandinstruments Band Instrument Rental Night - 6th Grade

Sixth grade band instrument rental night will be August 30 from 4:00-6:00 P.M. in the McGuffey building cafeteria.   Hurst Music out of Lexington will be sponsoring the rentals.  For more information, please contact Jacob Harmon, LCMS band director, at 365-8400 or jacob.harmon@lincoln.kyschools.us.

School Day Extended To Coincide With The Solar Eclipse

             In follow-up to the announcement regarding the Lincoln County School District's decision to extend the school day on Monday, August 21, 2017, we want to share some of the final details as we prepare for this very unique learning experience planned for our students.
A few things to know:
     Lincoln County Schools will be extending the instructional day on Monday, August 21st until 4:00 PM to coincide with the solar eclipse. After careful consideration, we are extending the school day to ensure our students have the opportunity to view the eclipse in a safe environment.
     Certified solar eclipse viewing glasses will be provided at no cost for all students and will be distributed the day of the eclipse.
     Students must have parent permission to participate in the eclipse viewing experience at their school. Permission slips will be coming home the week prior to the eclipse with your child. An alternative viewing option on media within the school will be provided as needed.
      We understand that some parents/guardians may want to request an absence for their child on this day so that their child can participate in an educational activity related to the eclipse outside of the school. Parents/guardians wishing to make this request may fill out an Educational Enhancement Opportunity Request Form and submit to their child's principal at least five (5) days prior to the absence. If you submit an Education Enhancement Opportunity Request Form and it is approved, the absence will be marked exempt for that day. The form may be accessed at the following link:

Educational Enhancement Opportunity Requst Form

August 21st School Day Extended One (1) Hour

Eclipse

Lincoln County Schools will be extending the instructional day on Monday August 21st to coincide with the solar eclipse.

 

The duration of the eclipse for Lincoln County is from 1:02pm-3:55pm. The instructional day for Monday August 21st will extend to 4:00pm for all schools. Since prolonged viewing of a solar eclipse with the unaided eye could cause serious eye injuries, our goal is to ensure students are not on school buses during the eclipse.

 

The eclipse peak will be at 2:30pm when the moon obscures 96.5% of the sun.

 

As normal, buses will leave from the middle school first. Students will arrive home roughly one (1) hour later than normal.

Please sign permission slip and have your child return it to school on Monday if you haven't already done so. You may also click the following link to download permission slip now Solar Eclipse Permission Slip

No School - TODAY - Friday, August 18th

Lincoln County Schools have been cancelled today, Friday, August 18, 2017 due to continued rising waters in some areas of the county. 

 

WelcomeBack Welcome Back
yearbooks Yearbooks on Sale!

Yearbooks are in and on sale for $25.  Students who wish to make a purchase can see Mrs. Hoover.  She is delivering purchased books and selling extras during 7th grade orientation nights as well.

Cover17-18 Student Handbook 2017-18

The 2017-18 handbook contains the some of the same rules and practices as the previous school year, but it also brings new ones for all three grade levels.  Students and parents should review the handbook for reminders about what is not allowed at school as well as all updates for the 2017-18 school year.  Access the student handbook for more information about dress code, behavior policies, and attendance.

Schedule2017-18 LCMS Daily Schedule 2017-18

A general school bell schedule has been determined for the 2017-18 school year.  Click here to access a copy of the schedule.

Supplies_3 School Supply Lists

There are only a few weeks left of summer break and school supplies are already back on the shelves!  For a list of supplies for LCMS students in the 2017-18 school year, see the lists below.

 

6th grade
7th grade
8th grade

Parent-Student Preparing for Back to School

Getting back into the school groove can be a trying experience.  Getting up early, going to bed early, doing homework, scheduling doctor appointments, and seeing that price tag on school supplies can take some adjustment after the more leisurely pace of summer.  Check out these articles that may help jump-start your prep for back to school.

PBS Parents News
Parent Info:  News from the Kentucky Department of Education

Welcome Back to School Orientation Schedule 2017-2018

OrientationHope everyone has had a wonderful summer and is excited to begin another school year!! The First Day of school for students begins on August 10th!!

We have several orientation nights scheduled throughout the district. Please plan to atttend your school's orientation to become more acquainted with your school, teachers, and staff. We are all looking forward to an amazing 2017-2018 school year!

 

Orientation

Student_classroom New School Year Begins

The 2017-2018 school year is set to begin Thursday, August 10, 2017 for students.  We look forward to working with you!

Start_School 6th and 7th Grade Orientation Days

We at Lincoln County Middle School hope that you have had a relaxing, safe vacation so far this summer.  The new school year will be starting back soon, however, and we are welcoming our sixth and seventh grade students and their parents with orientation and transition day meetings.

 

This year we will be hosting different orientation days.  The following dates are set for the indicated teams: 

 

• Raptors Team (7th Grade) -- Monday, July 31, 5:30-7 P.M.

• Falcons Team (7th Grade) -- Tuesday, August 1, 5:30-7 P.M.

ALL sixth graders (Swoopers and Predators) -- Thursday, August 3, 12:30-5:30 P.M. (Transition Day for Students), 5:30-6:30 P.M. (Open House for Parents)

Upon arrival for 7th grade sessions, students and parents should report to the gym where they will meet with the principals and staff.  Students will get to visit with teachers, walk through their schedules, tour the building, and hear about some changes for the upcoming school year. 

 

Letters have been mailed letting parents know which team their child is on and which session they should attend.

 

We look forward to seeing our new students and their parents!

summer Have a Wonderful Summer Break!

We hope that you have a wonderful summer break!  School starts back for students on August 10.  Keep an eye out for announcements for 6th grade transition day and orientation days for 6th and 7th graders!

Lincoln County Summer Food logo Lincoln County Summer Food Service Program

Lincoln County Board of Education is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times as follows:

Please Click "Read More" for Locations and Times.

course_catalog Course Catalog - NEW!

At Thursday night's Open House, course catalogs for the upcoming school year were released.  The course catalog contains information about different courses, grading, and scheduling information at LCMS.  The catalog explains how students are enrolled in various courses as well as how gifted and talented students are provided services through the courses they take during the school day.  Click here for a copy of the catalog. 

 

With the new schedule for the upcoming school year, new courses will need to be developed and added.  Check back again this summer to see what's new for the 2017-18 school year.

YRbkLifetouch Yearbooks are on Sale Now!

Yearbooks are currently on sale for $25.  Students should turn in money for their yearbooks at the front office.  Students have until the end of the school year to make their purchase.  Please contact Mrs. Hoover with questions.  

 

Update:  Yearbooks will be on sale between awards ceremonies on Thursday, May 18.  Parents may also go online to make their purchases.  Visit:  https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob and enter school code:  8994017.

shrekjr Tickets on Sale Now - Shrek, Jr.

Lincoln County Middle School is proud to present Disney’s Shrek, Jr. as its spring 2017 musical production.  Fairy Tale characters meet ogres and princesses in this take on the Disney tale.

 

Tickets will go on sale for two performances, Thursday, May 18 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, May 21, at 2:00 PM.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.  Please contact the Middle School at 606-365-8400 to reserve your tickets or you can also purchase tickets from the box office on site at the show. 

 

The musical is under the direction of Lisa Johnson with Carlee Cornett as musical director.

 

Click here for the preliminary cast list.

awards Awards Day

Awards day at LCMS is scheduled for Thursday, May 18.  Each team will have its ceremony at a designated time.  If you have a student receiving an award, you should receive notification with the time of the ceremony.  Please click here for a general schedule of events.

test_strong Testing for Course Placement

Ever wonder what we do with test scores?  Secondary schools in Lincoln County often use tests scores not only to see how students are doing in each subject, to see what kind of progress our school is making, and to see if we are meeting our goals.  We also use test scores to place students into courses.  That is why it is so important for students to always do their best, or they may not get the courses that they want.  Advanced courses like Algebra I, Spanish I, math Pre-AP, advanced ELA--all require that students perform at the highest levels to qualify.  Students who fall short on their assessment scores are not considered for these courses.  Additionally students who score at the bottom of the score ranges are scheduled for intervention (RTI) courses in order to help them improve.  So, for students to get the most out of their school programs, they need to take their tests seriously and always do their best!

dancelogo Eighth Grade Semi-Formal

Masks, cakes, costumes, purple, green, and gold are all part of the Mardi Gras tradition, and they will carry over to LCMS as the theme of the 8th grade semi-formal dance for the 2016-17 school year.  Scheduled for Saturday, May 6 (7-10:30 P.M.), it should be a night that can provide a little pep towards the end of the school year.

Over the past few years, the 8th grade dance has become increasingly popular with students and faculty alike.  Almost like a prom for eighth graders, the dance allows students to dress up and get down!  With decorations to add that Fat Tuesday feel and music to get the body moving, students break from their usual shyness on the dance floor to rock to the beats from local DJs.

Tickets are on sale now for $10.  They will NOT be sold at the door. 

schedule Requests for Encore Courses 2017-18

From April 27-May 5 students will be entering requests for encore courses for the 2017-18 school year.  Students have the opportunity to submit requests for which encore courses they would like to take in the upcoming school year.  All requests should be entered by May 5. If students miss the opportunity to enter requests on Open House and via their encore courses from May 1-5, students should turn in their request sheets to a counselor.  Any student who has not entered requests or turned in their sheets by May 12 will be randomly placed in encore courses.

FosterMusicCamp82 Foster Music Camp

Students interested in attending EKU's Foster Music Camp have until May 1 to register online for the Early Bird Discount.  Students in grades 6-8 are eligible for the middle school camp, and students in grade 8 could be eligible for the high school camp as well. 

The Foster Music Camp is in its 82nd year and provides a way for students to work on both instrumental and vocal music skills.  This year's middle school camp runs from June 11-16, and the different high school camps run from June 18-30.  Read more for information on camp descriptions, costs, registration, and more.  Scholarships are available.

Hoops Hoops for Heart - Thank You!

Thanks to the support of our community, our school was able to raise $1855 for the American Heart Association as part of the annual Hoops for Heart event. Ms. Julie Lair the event coordinator sends her thanks to all who helped took part.  "This would not have been possible without the volunteers who coached, set up, cleaned up, officiated, announced, promoted, collected money, encouraged our kids, played in the games, and helped with so many other aspects. Thank you all for being willing to help our students raise money in such an enjoyable way! I appreciate each one of you!"

We look forward to next year's event!

MAP MAP Testing - Round 3

On Tuesday, April 18, LCMS students will begin their third and final set of MAP tests for the 2016-17 school year.  The Measures of Academic Progress, or MAP Test, allows students, teachers, and parents to check on the students' progress towards making their proficiency goals for reading and math throughout the year.  As part of our school's GEAR-UP program, students take the MAP test three times each year (September, January, and April).  After each testing window, score reports are sent home for parent review.  Scores are also used as part of course scheduling for students.

school-OpenHouse Open House Event

Parents and families are invited to our spring Open House tonight.  Participants can take part in various events scheduled for the evening, for example... 

  1. Youth Service Center and 21st Century Program Activities
    • Get more involved in math and literacy through various activities to learn what's happening in your child's math and reading courses, and ways to help at home.
    • Energy Team--Learn about energy conservation and how our students are trying to turn things around
  2. Teacher Conferences--meet briefly with teachers to touch base about the work that students have been doing and see sample projects and presentations
  3. Encore Course Requests--Want to put in a request for encore courses to let the counselors know which ones you'd like to take next year?  Stop by the computer labs and enter your course requests in Infinite Campus Portal.  Sessions begin every 20 minutes (first one at 5:40).

Open house lasts from 5:30-7:00.  We look forward to seeing you! 

Bus Accident

This afternoon, Wednesday, April 12th, Stanford Elementary school bus 0204 was involved in a minor accident.  No one was injured.  All students are being transported back to Stanford Elementary.  Parents and guardians should come to Stanford Elementary to pick up their students and sign them out. District and school staff will be available to answer any questions and address your concerns. 

springbreak_ani Spring Break

Spring Break for Lincoln County Schools will be April 3 - 7. Have a great Spring Break!!!

ShrekJr Spring Musical Announced - Shrek, Jr.

The cast for the spring musical has been set.  LCMS is proud to present Disney’s Shrek, Jr. as its spring 2017 production.  Fairy tale characters meet ogres and princesses in this take on the hit Disney film and Broadway production. Click here for the cast list.  We look forward to seeing all of these students perform later on this semester!

operationpreparation Operation Preparation - Success!

Operation Preparation took place on Thursday, March 23 at LCMS and was a great experience for everyone involved. Eighth graders met with volunteers from local business and industry, as well as special guests from state offices, to discuss colleges, career aspirations, and student performance. 

LCMS staff and students extend their thanks to the community members that attended as well as Senator Rick Girdler and State Representative David Meade.  Members from our Student Support Center and Board of Education, including former superintendent Karen Hatter, all leant their support to the event.

Deep and special thanks goes to Dr. Stephen Pruitt, Kentucky Department of Education Commissioner, who accepted the invitation to join in and met with students, teachers, and the volunteers for conversation and lunch.  Dr. Pruitt showed distinct appreciation for the hard work of the students and tweeted praise for those in Mrs. Hill's life skills class who not only decorated for the event, but also prepared the food, served the guests, and cleaned up after the event.  (You can follow Dr. Pruitt on @DrSPruitt on Twitter!)

Thanks again to all those who attended!  We appreciate your visit and assistance in helping our students be high school, college, career, and citizenship ready!

For photos of the event, visit our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/lcmseagles/.

Hoops4Heart Hoops for Heart

On Friday, March 31 LCMS students and staff will pull together to fight heart disease--the #1 killer of Americans--by participating in the annual Hoops for Heart basketball game to raise money for the American Heart Association.  This is done in an effort to build healthier lives and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.  Sixth graders will participate at approximately 12:45 and seventh and eighth graders starting at 2:00.

theaddamsfamily High School Musical

On Thursday, March 30, middle schoolers will get to see the high school production of the Addams family.  The performance is open to the public on Friday, March 31 at 7 P.M. and the following night, April 1 at 7 P.M. as well.  Tickets are on sale now.  Contact the high school box office to reserve your seats!

school_dance School Dance

The LCMS Band is sponsoring a school dance on Friday, March 24.  The dance will be right after school from 3:30- 5:30 P.M. and the dress is casual--no fancy dresses or suits required!  Tickets go on sale two weeks before the dance and are $5 each.  Food will be available to purchase (pizza, snacks and soda) for $1 per item.  LCMS students in grades 6-8 are invited.  We hope to see you there!

springpics Spring Pictures

Spring pictures are scheduled for Friday, March 24.  Spring pictures offer a more casual feel for portraits than the fall school pictures used for yearbook. 

Deadline for ordering pictures will be shared when proofs are ready.

KDE logo Kentucky Commissioner of Education to Visit Lincoln County

“We are excited to announce that Dr. Stephen Pruitt, Commissioner of Education will join us on March 23 for our Operation Preparation event at Lincoln County Middle School. Dr. Pruitt will also visit a science classroom while in town. Welcome Dr. Pruitt!”

OpPrep Operation Preparation

Did you know that the career that interests the highest percentage of eighth graders at Lincoln County Middle School is a professional athlete? 

What they may not know is less than 1% of college athletes "go pro" according to NCAA and NAIA stats, and less than 1% of the U.S. population cite professional athlete as their occupation according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

At this year's Operation Preparation (March 23), community advisors will meet with eighth grade students about what careers may be best open to them so that they can make the best college and career choices for their future.

CCTC_logos College Visits

Visiting college campuses has become a tradition at Lincoln County Middle School.  This year as part of our GEAR-UP program students will be visiting the campuses of Somerset Community College and Bluegrass Community and Technical College.  Mrs. Cristal Collins, GEAR-UP Academic Specialist at LCMS, will be coordinating trips to Somerset Community College and Bluegrass Community and Technical College to help promote college readiness.  We hope that these visits will provide students with a introduction to the expectations of the colleges and universities so that students are more informed about entry requirements and academic expectations while in school.

GEAR-UP_ParentNight GEAR-UP Parent Night

All parents of LCMS students are invited to attend GEAR-UP Parent Night on March 21 (6:00-7:15 P.M.).  Keith Ritchie from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) will be here to share tips on planning for financing your child’s college education.  Those attending will receive information about KEES money, college financial planning advice, and FREE dinner.   We look forward to seeing parents here!  Please direct questions to our GEAR-UP Academic Specialist, Cristal Collins.

writingicon On-Demand Writing Scrimmage

On Monday, March 20, students will be participating in their second school-wide on-demand writing assessment.  This scrimmage will allow students to take a sample on-demand writing test to get a preliminary look at how prepared they are for performing a timed writing assessment similar to the type that they will see on their end-of-year K-PREP assessment. Teachers will use data from the scrimmages to assess student needs and determine instructional strategies to address those needs.

St_Pattys Happy St. Patrick's Day

We wish everyone a happy St. Patrick's Day!

i-Ready i-Ready - Final Round for 2016-17

It's time again for our i-Ready interim diagnostic test!  Students will be testing one day in the upcoming two weeks as their final interim i-Ready diagnostic assessment for the 2016-17 school year. 

The i-Ready testing system helps teachers and staff monitor student academic achievement, progress, and growth to help determine if students are on track for proficiency.  The i-Ready will also be used to monitor the progress of students receiving interventions through the Response to Intervention (RTI) program.  As part of its instructional component, i-Ready also provides students with lessons to help them to improve.  These lessons can be completed anywhere students have an Internet connection, allowing them to practice even at home.

grades End of Term - Report Cards

The third grading period ends Friday, March 10.  Report cards are scheduled to go home Thursday, March 16.  Parents with Portal accounts can also check grades online (see the orange link at the left). 

assessment_icon State Science Assessment

State assessment is changing, and playing its own part of the overhaul is the state assessment for science.  It has taken a few years, but the new science assessment is underway.  In February students at LCMS took part in Through Course Tasks (TCTs) as part of the formative assessment portion of the new state assessment system, and on March 15 seventh graders will complete the summative portion of the state test.  During the week of March 13-17 students across the state in grades 4, 7, and 11 will be taking a field test of the updated state summative science assessment.  Although students will not receive individual student reports and scores will not count towards school accountability for K-PREP, this field test will allow schools to get a peek at where summative state assessment is headed and begin preparing for implementation of the new assessment model.

scheduling_HS Scheduling for High School for 8th Graders

English I, Algebra I, Health, and PE are just some of the courses freshmen are expected to take, and 8th graders have already begun the processes for preparing for entering high school. 

On Wednesday, February 22 eighth graders visited the Lincoln County Area Technology Center to take tours and hear about courses that are available as part of their curricular programming. 

Students continued their preparation this week by meeting with Mrs. Lewis, one of the middle school counselors, for pre-scheduling prep sessions.  Mrs. Lewis provided an overview of the scheduling meetings that students will have with the high school counselors and teachers next week.  She also provided them with answers to some frequently asked questions that students have about scheduling.

Next up is the scheduling prep sessions on Monday, March 6, with the high school counselors and teachers followed by scheduling night for students and parents to enter course requests into Infinite Campus Portal on Wednesday, March 8.  Click the Read More link to learn more.

EKUSteelBand EKU Steel Drum Band to Visit LCMS

On Friday, March 3, the Steel Drum Band from EKU will be performing for middle school students.  The band is directed by Dr. Jason Koontz and is comprised of many music majors at EKU.

Birthday Cutoff for Kindergarten Changed

Kindergarten childrenA change in the birthday eligibility cutoff for Kentucky kindergarteners will take effect in the 2017-18 school year. According to the Kentucky Department of Education, starting next fall, any child who turns 5-years-old on or before August 1 may enroll in full-day kindergarten. The change affects children statewide, according to the Kentucky Department of Education's website, which states, "Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, ...the entry date changes from October 1 to August 1.”
According to the Lincoln County Public School’s early entrance policy, parents may petition the board to allow their child to enter school earlier than permitted under statutory age requirements. Due to the change in the birthday eligibility cutoff, parents may request early-entrance screening if their child will turn 5-years-old between August 2 and October 1, 2017. In order to be accepted for early entry, children must exhibit high levels of academic and social/emotional aptitude on early childhood screeners/assessments.
Those who request early entry will be screened in April and May, and if the student meets the criteria, a recommendation will be made to the board of education by June 30 for the 2017-18 school year. A petition for early entrance testing must be made in writing to the superintendent prior to April 1 of the proposed entry school year. Please contact Bruce Smith, Director of Pupil Personnel, or Angela Cain, Director of Teaching and Learning, for further information. (606-365-2124)

TrackandField Track and Field Tryouts

Tryouts for track and field are scheduled for Wednesday, February 22.  Students interested in being on the team should stay after school but make sure to have a ride home.

reminder No School - Feb. 20

This is a reminder that there is no school for students on Monday, Feb. 20.  Monday is a flexible professional learning day for Lincoln County Schools.

StudentVoice Student Voice Surveys

Over the course of the next two weeks, students will have the opportunity to participate in an online survey at school called the Kentucky Student Voice Survey.  During this survey students will respond to general questions about classroom teaching and learning.  The purpose of this survey is to provide valuable feedback for educators who are working to improve their professional practices.  The results are confidential and anonymous.  Students are provided a letter explaining the process.  Parents who do NOT want their children to particpate should sign and return the opt-out letters.  Students who do not return the letters will be able to participate.  If parents have any questions or concerns, they should contact the school.

valday Happy Valentines Day

We wish everyone a very happy Valentine's Day.

RogersExplorers Rogers Explorers

Any parent or eighth-grade student interested in the Rogers Explorers Program should click the read more button to find out about how they can get involved in this leadership opportunity.  Students who are identified as gifted and talented in leadership are a natural audience for this program, and those identified as gifted and talented in science, math, and/or general intellect could also benefit highly from this program.  Read more for information about the program, eligibility requirements, and access to apply for the program.  Applications are due online by February 10.

LINCOLN COUNTY WEATHER RELATED PLANS ~ 2017 Reminder

Due to inclement weather (snow, ice, flooding, etc.) occasional changes may be required in school transportation, attendance times, and dates. Inclement weather requires close cooperation and good communications between home and school so that the quality of education is not reduced and the safety and welfare of children are maintained. In the case that changes are made, a School Messenger call will be made. Possible changes include: An early release, cancellation, or one of the three plans-one-hour delay, two-hour delay, or plan B is implemented.

The Kentucky Department of Education allows up to five hours for emergencies that can be forgiven and do not have to be made up each year. Lincoln County Public Schools (LCPS) may choose to delay the opening of schools by one-or-two hour increments as opposed to closing the entire day. The Board of Education may use one of the following alternative operational plans in an effort to reduce the number of days missed due to inclement weather.

Click Read More below to view all three Plans

midterm Midterms Go Home

Barring any weather delays, Friday, February 10, marks the midterm of the third grading period.  Parents can use midterms to check grades and determine progress towards meeting performance expectations.  Look for teacher reports to be sent home or check grades in Infinite Campus by clicking the orange link at the left for those with Infinite Campus Portal accounts.

jeandrive Bluejean Drive

The Lincoln Mile Club is sponsoring a blue jean drive to benefit the resource center at Lincoln County Middle School.  New or gently worn jeans, sweat pants, and athletic pants that fit the school dress code are all accepted.  Youth to adult sizes are needed.  Students or community members may bring these items to the school.  Students should drop the clothing off in their designated team box.  The team that collects the most jeans will win a prize. The drive will end on February 9.  Thank you for helping us to help others. 

Lincoln Mile:  “We go the extra mile helping others!”

Lincoln County Middle School Students featured on "The Next Big Thing"

On Fridays, Channel One News features "The Next Big Thing" and accepts feedback from students on whether they agree or disagree. Lincoln County Middle School teacher, Mrs. Lacey Ledford worked with her class to create and submit a video over Chip, The Smart Cookie Oven, and it aired on the January 6th episode!! The kids were super excited that their video was chosen to be shown nationwide. Congratulations!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3NBUInIzfc

IC IC Parent Portal Training

NEW Infinite Campus Portal training sessions for parents are scheduled for the new year.  Two sessions are available:  Jan. 9 (3:30-4:30 P.M.) and Jan. 19 (5:30-6:30 P.M.).  Be sure to bring a photo ID with you to the middle school if you plan to attend.  Sessions to take place in the 201 computer lab.

MAP MAP Testing - Round 2

On Thursday, January 5, LCMS students will begin their second set of MAP testing for the 2016-17 school year.  The Measures of Academic Progress, or MAP Test, allows students, teachers, and parents to check on the students' progress towards making their proficiency goals for reading and math throughout the year.  As part of our school's GEAR-UP program, students take the MAP test three times each year (September, January, and April).  After each testing window score reports are sent home for parent review.

Lincoln County Schools in Session Tuesday, January 10 ~ Plan B

Lincoln County School District will be operating on a Plan B schedule tomorrow, Tuesday, January 10th. There are only a few roads that are still impassable due to the ice and snow. The bus drivers assigned to those roads are contacting any student that is affected. All other routes will run as normal.

 

Icy Roads No School - Monday, January 9

There will be no school in Lincoln County, Monday, January 9th. Many of the roads that buses travel are still covered with ice and snow. Stay safe and warm. 

Lincoln County “Patriot Days”

Lincoln County Schools has been granted state permission to offer “Non-Traditional Instruction “(NTI) days during the 2016-2017 school year.  We will call these Patriot Days!  This plan will allow meaningful learning to take place when conditions prevent school from being in session. A Patriot Day will count as an instructional day, and if approved by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), will not have to be made up at the end of the school year.

WHAT IS A NON-TRADITIONAL INSTRUCTION DAY (PATRIOT DAY)?

A non-traditional instruction day (Patriot Day) is a district declared day when learning and instruction will continue, yet students will not report to school.  Learning will take place using technology or conventional paper packets focusing on previously introduced content to enhance, remediate or enrich student skills.  All materials will be provided by your child’s teacher(s) and students are expected to return completed assignments to their teacher upon their return to school. Students who have difficulty completing the work on the actual Patriot Day will have up to one week from the actual Patriot Day to turn it in. Please note, not every school cancellation day will be a Patriot Day.  The School Messenger call will clearly indicate what type of cancellation day it will be.

No School January 6, 2017 ~ First Patriot Day (NTI) Day

*Tomorrow, Friday, January 6,* is our first Patriot Day or (NTI) Non-Traditional Instruction Day.  School is closed, but students should complete their assignments for *Patriot Day #1* and return them when school is back in session.  If your student needs help or assistance, his/her teacher(s) will be available to answer questions between the morning hours of 8:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m. and in the afternoon between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Teachers will be accessible via email and or telephone and will respond to both student and parent questions during the day.  This contact information is included with your student’s Patriot Day packets.

The link for all Patriot Day lessons is posted on the front page of the district website!

No School ~ January 5, 2017

School has been cancelled for today, Thursday, January 5, 2017.  Stay safe and warm. 

ChristmasBells Christmas Break

We'd like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  May you have a wonderful holiday season! 

For those celebrating Kwanzaa, may you be guided by the Nguzo Saba into the new year!

Keep in mind that the first day back for students is Wednesday, January 4!

bandconcert Band Concert

On Tuesday, December 13, LCMS will be hosting its first middle school only band concert.  The performance will begin at 6:00 P.M. at the Stuart Underwood Auditorium at Lincoln County High School.  We invite families and friends to join us in this premier event. 

i-Ready i-Ready -- Round 2!

It's time again for our i-Ready interim diagnostic test!  Students will be testing one day in the upcoming two weeks before Christmas break. 

The i-Ready testing system helps teachers and staff monitor student academic achievement, progress, and growth to help determine if students are on track for proficiency.  The i-Ready will also be used to monitor the progress of students receiving interventions through the Response to Intervention (RTI) program.  As part of its instructional component, i-Ready also provides students with lessons to help them to improve.  These lessons can be completed anywhere students have an Internet connection, allowing them to practice even at home.

GEAR-UP_NPS GEAR-UP National Parks Showcase

On Monday, December 12, LCMS and its GEAR-UP program will be hosting a dinner at 6:00 P.M. in the cafeteria for 8th graders and their families.  As part of this event, 8th grade students will be showcasing their work from their National Parks projects and listening to presentations from guest speakers from KY Department of Fish and Wildlife. 

Following the dinner and guest speakers, students and families are invited down the "National Mall" hall to the library to view the student work.  Student writing and physical displays will be placed in the location of the parks around the room.  Please come join us in celebrating our National Parks and the hard work of our students!

winter_concert Winter Chorus Performance

Mrs. Cornett and the LCMS winter chorus would like to invite the community to its winter concert on Tuesday, December 6.  The performance begins at 7:00 P.M. at the Stuart Underwood Auditorium at the high school.  We look forward to seeing you there. 

artshowcase LCMS Students to Showcase Artwork

Mrs. Alli Gibson and our LCMS art students would like to invite the community to their fall art showcase at the Lincoln County Public Library.  Student artwork will be on display on Thursday, December 1, from 4:30-6:30 P.M.  We hope that you are able to come see the pieces that our students have worked so hard to create.  Refreshments will be served.

thanksgivinglogo Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, Nov. 23, is a flexible professional learning day for faculty and staff of Lincoln County Schools.  There is no school for students.  School is out the rest of the week for Thanksgiving Break, and students and faculty return on Monday, Nov. 28, for regularly scheduled classes.  We wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving Break! 

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