LKMS - Leopard's Tale - March 14, 2019

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 2:14pm

Message from Administration

Dear LKMS Community,

March is “Music in our Schools” month! We are so fortunate to have Mr. Jackowski, Mr. Kim, Mr. Lee and Ms. Porter sharing the importance of music education with our students each day.

Congratulations go to Mr. Kim and the orchestra students and Mr. Jackowski and the band students who received all '1's (Superior) at their recent assessments. Bravo!

Best of luck to the Chorus students who will perform next week at the Chorus assessment. We know you will crush it!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Lublin and Ms. Smith​​​​​​​


  • March 15 - Cultural Arts Assembly (Grade 6)
  • March 19-20 - 8th Grade MISA Testing
  • March 20 - PTA Meeting - 6:30pm
  • March 21 - Poet's Assembly/Writer's Workshop (Grade 7)
  • March 22 - Rescheduled French Field Trip
  • March 29 - Spirit Day - "College/Career" Day

LKMS News and Events

LKMS' Students of the Week

Congratulations to the following students who demonstrated their ability to "ROAR" this week by being responsible, respectful, and academically focused:  Katarina Thompson and Alex Emmer.   We are so proud of you!

HCPSS' National History Day Competition

LKMS' students will compete at the HCPSS' National History Day Competition at Reservoir High School on Saturday, March 16.   Best of luck to the following LKMS competitors:  Ellie Hasegawa, Serena Goyal, Dora Zhou, Jocelyn Baker, Lindsay Hong, Sheila Li, Emma Orlando, Elle Kristo, Alisha Uddin, Emily Meadows, Emily Fuentes, Mayzie Connelly, Nick Orlando, and Amelia Rose!

PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports)  Program

Parents are welcome to attend our monthly PBIS committee meetings to give input on our school programs/initiatives. We would love for you to share your parent and student perspective as well as to promote the recognitions and celebrations that are taking place at Lime Kiln! The next meeting date is Monday, March 25, from 3:15 to 3:35 pm. Please email if you are interested.

COMING the month of April - Clouded Leopard Spring Break Bonanza!

The PBIS team would like to celebrate all of our students at Lime Kiln, and we need your help! Our Snow Leopard Bonanza, just before Winter break, was so successful! Both the students and staff began asking if we were going to have another! The Clouded Leopard Bonanza will take place right before Spring Break. We are in search of small prizes to be raffled off to students on April 12. Students who are ROARing (being responsible, organized, achieving and respectful) will receive raffle tickets in class for chances to win prizes for the entire month of March and the first two weeks of April. Our Clouded Leopard Bonanza will have a spring theme. We are looking for sports equipment and items to use outside. Some other ideas could include: books your child no longer reads, lotions, ear buds, pop sockets, small puzzles, fun school supplies, and gift cards  - $5-10 TuttiFrutti, Target, Chipotle, McDonalds, Chick-fil-a are favorites! Anything you want to get out of your house and think another middle schooler would enjoy! If you are watching Marie Kondo’s Tidying Up, an item may not “spark joy” with your middle schooler, but it could “spark joy” for another! What a great way to recycle a gently used item! Students or parents can drop off your donated items to the Front Office through March 15.

Thank you so much for your support, and we know the students will be excited for our special “Clouded Leopard Spring Break Bonanza"!

 LKMS Memory Books on Sales Now Until April 18

LKMS Memory Books are now on sale. Prices start at $25 and many upgrades are available. Orders are due by April 18, 2019.  Orders are online only at YBPAY.LIFETOUCH.COM using yearbook ID Code: 2979019. For more ordering information and to download a sales flyer, please go to the LKMS website at

Students Transferring to Private High Schools for 2019/2020

If your child will be attending a private high school next year, please send all transcript requests and recommendation forms to LKMS' Student Services office for processing.  Please allow two weeks prior to the school's deadline for teachers to complete the necessary forms.  We ask that you provide a large-stamped envelope ready to mail.

LKMS' Attendance Reporting Procedures

Parents and Guardians may send notes for absences via email to or send in the notes with your student to the Front Office.   Notes from a physician's office should be sent in to the Front Office with your student. Please visit LKMS' website for more important Attendance procedure reminders!

HCPSS News and Information

Choose Civility Contest:  Students in grades K-12 are eligible to enter the 2019 Choose Civility Poster and Video Contest, sponsored in partnership with the Columbia Association Art Center and Howard County Library System. The theme is “We Are All Welcome” here. The deadline for entries is March 17, 2019. Winning students will receive Target gift cards. Details can be found at

River Hill High School's Theatre Arts

This February and March, River Hill High's Theatre Arts will present its spring musical, Chicago: High School Edition, by Jon Kander and Fred Ebb.  For more information and performance dates, please read the flier.

The River Hill High School PTSA would like to invite the community to some wonderful upcoming events!  The River Hill High Hill Fest will highlight community, cultures, clubs, and food!  The College Panel Discussion will address how families can begin to understand the college search and college application process.    For more information, read further about the Hill Fest and College Panel Discussion.

Atholton HS Fall 2019 Athletics:

Tryouts for all fall sports at Atholton High School will begin on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Fall sports include cheerleading, girls/boys cross country, football, girls/boys golf, girls/boys soccer, girls volleyball, and girls field hockey. Tryouts last 3 consecutive days, with practices beginning immediately after teams are selected.  Please plan vacations accordingly.  Due to the number of student athletes trying out for our programs, tryouts are mandatory and we can not make special exceptions for individuals who can not make the tryout dates.  In June, Atholton HS will be hosting a parents meeting for any incoming 9th grader who would like to tryout for a sport. Dates and times will be sent soon.  It is highly recommended to sign up for the Atholton High School SchoolMessenger to receive important information about Atholton High School.   If you have any immediate questions and/or concerns, please feel free to contact Atholton’s Athletics and Activities Manager, Mike Senisi at

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run®’s running program for students in grades 6th through 8th, "Spring Season and Heart & Sole" registration is now open.  For more information, please read the attached, Spring Season and Heart and Sole.

Let Me Run

Let Me Run program for boys grades 6th through 8th begins in April.  To learn more about this program, please read the attached Let Me Run information.

The Columbia Association Summer Camp Programs

The Columbia Association Summer Camps is now accepting registrations for their summer camps.   For more information and to learn about Early Bird rates, please see the attached camp flier.

HCPSS News - Inclement Weather - School Closings

When inclement weather, or other events, result in school closings or delays, the HCPSS website,, is the first and most complete source of information.   By using email and text alerts, HCPSS News also keeps parents/guardians, staff, and community members up to date on news and events, and delivers real-time information on bus schedule changes, weather-related closings and emergency information. To comply with wireless carrier requirements, parents/guardians must opt into receiving HCPSS text message alerts. If you are unsure if you have already opted in, text the word “YES” to 67587 from your cell phone number on file in HCPSS Connect.

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.