The Leopard's Tale - May 18

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 9:20am

Message from the Administration

Dear LKMS Parents, Guardians and Community Members,

Our students have done a fantastic job on the PARCC assessment these past weeks.  Students went in to the test with a positive attitude and the readiness to show what they know and have learned.  We are so proud of them!

At this Wednesday's PTA meeting the new slate of officers was elected, along with some new faces as committee chairs. We want to thank the outgoing PTA officers and committee chairs who will be leaving us this year.  Your dedication and commitment to the students and staff at LKMS are very much appreciated!  Welcome aboard to our new PTA members.  We look forward to a successful partnership next year.

Mrs. Lublin and Mrs. Ober


    May 28 - Memorial Day - Schools and Offices Closed
    June 5 - Spring Chorus Concert
    June 13 – Grade 8 Promotion Ceremony 3:00-4:30pm - Reservoir High School's  Gymnasium - 8th Grade Dance - 7:00-9:00pm LKMS' Cafeteria
    June 14 - End of Year Ice Cream Social 5:00-6:30pm
    June 15 – 3-hour early dismissal
    June 18  – 3-hour early dismissal
    June 19  – Talent Show/Student's Last Day of School -  3-hour early dismissal

View our full calendar

News and Events

Allergy Season

It's that time of year, again!   With warming temperatures and flowering plants, the allergy season is now upon us.   We are asking for your help by donating boxes of tissues.  If you would send the boxes in with your students or bring to the front office staff, we will distribute to our classrooms.   Thank you!  
LKMS' Art Classes

The students in Ms. Jinny Bae's Art classes have been busy creating their clay projects.   Parents, if you have extra bubble wrap you would like to donate so that the students can safely transport their masterpieces home, please kindly drop off the bubble wrap to our front office.   Thank you in advance for your support!

Calling All Parents of LKMS Students!

We need all parents to help make our 8th Grade Dance a success on June 13, 2018!

Yes, 6th and 7th grade parents, the Decorating Committee needs you, too. Our 8th Grade Farewell Ceremony is also scheduled on the same day. Volunteers are needed to set up decorations, chaperone and clean up after all the fun has ended- see below for times. Unable to donate your time, consider donating a gift card as a door prize or a case of water (4 oz water bottles).

Volunteers Needed:  Decorations- June 13th, 3pm - 5pm, (Please note the 8th Grade Farewell Ceremony is during this time.) Chaperones- June 13th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, Clean up Crew- June 13th, 9pm - 10:30pm. Please sign up at or email Bianca Roberts, or Sally Jones, for additional details, or if you can donate half and hour here or there… every little bit counts!  Thank you so much for giving your time or donating an item to help make this a wonderful event!
Students Transferring/Moving after June 15

If your student will not be returning to LKMS for the 2018-19 school year due to a move out of state, out of county, or to a private school, please notify our Student Services office in writing by June 15.

Reservoir High School's Boosters - Sport Camp

Come out to sports camp the week of July 16th at Reservoir High School with Lime Kiln teachers Phil Ranker (PE), Tom Dougherty (Math) and Erika Lupo (PE). The camp is open to rising 1st-9th graders and features many different sports and activities every day. If your child likes PE, they will love camp. Campers are split into age and ability groups to ensure that everyone has a great and productive time. For more information, please visit or email for questions!
River Hill High School Boosters Summer Sports Camps

The River Hill High School Boosters are sponsoring summer camps at River Hill High School. The camps are designed to help young athletes improve their fundamental athletic skills. Weekly camps begin June 11th from 4pm – 7pm and June 18th to August 3rd from 9am - 12pm or 1pm – 4pm. Over twenty different camps are offered this summer including football, soccer, baseball, softball, lacrosse, field hockey, volleyball, basketball, cross country, track & field, cheerleading, weight training, wrestling, and a youth sports camp. Camp forms are available in the main office at River Hill High School, at or call 410-313-7120 for more information.

Atholton High School Fall Athletics

Any incoming 9th grade student who would like to tryout for a fall sport next year (2018-2019 school year), please note that tryouts begin on Wednesday, August 8th. Students must attend all tryouts and practices will begin immediately after teams are selected. Please plan vacation time accordingly. For more information, contact Michael Senisi, Athletics and Activities Manager, at

Centennial High School - Camp Improv

Camp Improv is a summer comedy camp for middle school students directed by Centennial High School’s theatre teacher, Kathryn Carlsen. By focusing on teamwork and artistic collaboration, students learn the joy of jumping in and finding the funny. For questions and more information, contact Kathryn Carlsen at or visit the website,
HCPSS Summer Reading

Developed by Howard County Public School Library Media Specialists and Children's Instruction and Research Staff from the Howard County Library System, the titles selected for this recommended summer reading list were chosen specifically for those students leaving grades 6, 7, and 8.  The titles included are just a sampling of the books that you may enjoy reading during this summer.
Community News and Programs

The Community News and Programs webpage contains brief announcements of upcoming events and announcements from community and non-profit organizations. Please visit Community News and Programs ( on the HCPSS website for all announcements of upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations