The Leopard's Tale - December 10

Fri, 12/10/2021 - 8:19am

The Leopard’s Tale – December 10


LKMS Important Dates and News

  • December 15-            3 Hour Early Dismissal
  • December 17-            Student Picture Makeup Day
  • December 21-22 -      Snow Leopard Bonanza
  • December 22-            Spirit Day – "Cozy Winter-Wear Day"
  • December 23-Jan 2-  Schools Closed - Winter Break
  • January 14-                Spelling Bee

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Picture Make-Up Day – Friday, December 17

Life Touch is scheduled for student picture make-up/retake day on Friday, December 17.   Reminder fliers will be given to students during Leopard Pride homeroom on Tuesday, December 14.   To order and purchase your student photos, please visit: and use the LKMS Picture ID: EVTB6KMDV.


Snow Leopard Bonanza

LKMS' Third Annual - "Snow Leopard Winter Break Bonanza"!  Back by popular demand!

The PBIS team would like to celebrate all of our students at Lime Kiln!   Students who are ROARing (being Responsible, Organized, Achieving and Respectful) will be receiving raffle tickets in class for the entire month of December for chances to win prizes. PARENTS/GUARDIANS!  WE NEED YOUR HELP!  We are in search of small prizes that could be raffled off to students on December 22.  Some ideas could include: books your child no longer reads, lotions, ear buds, pop sockets, fidgets, small puzzles, coin purses, scarves, accessories, jewelry, fun school supplies, or gift cards, $5-10 (TuttiFrutti, Target, Chipotle, McDonald's, Chick-fil-A are favorites)!   Students or parents can drop off donated items in the vestibule of our Front Office entrance until December 10.

Thank you so much for your support!  We know the students will be excited for our special “SNOW LEOPARD WINTER BREAK BONANZA!”


Spelling Bee – January 14

In recent weeks during English classes, all LKMS students have taken a qualifying spelling test for the LKMS Spelling Bee.  Students were asked to spell such challenging words as "monotonous," "abbreviate," and "eavesdrop."  Fifteen students qualified to compete in the school bee by correctly spelling all 15 words. Congratulations to the following students who will compete on January 14:  Justin Choi, Andres Contreras, Max Cooper, Bella Kang, Vishnu Kannan, Shubhani Majmundar, Sarah Moore, Mahi Patel, Connor Pham, Cora Sears, Ava Sesay, Jayen Tolia, Amelia Townsend, Tara Vallabha, and Abigail Zecharias.

The winner will represent our school at the Howard County Spelling Bee in March.  The winner will then go on to compete in the National Spelling Bee.


Young Authors’ Contest – 2021/22

The Young Authors’ Contest sponsored by the Howard County Literacy Association is taking place for all students who would like to showcase their writing (short stories or poems).   All students should read the official contest rules and must include the cover sheet with their entry.   All entries must be submitted to Ms. Preston, via email, by Tuesday, January 25.


Rising 9th Grade High School Course Registration

Attention 8th Grade Parents/Guardians!

Your 8th grade students are about to embark on the high school course registration process for the 2022/23 school year.  Please know that there are many supports and resources available to students and parents over the next few weeks and months.   Core content teachers (English, math, science, social studies, and world language) have started recommending students for their core high school classes for next year. 

December 14:  All 8th grade students will watch a video in Leopard Pride Homeroom that discusses high school graduation requirements, important tips, and how to register for courses in Synergy.

December 17:  Administrators and School Counselors from Reservoir High School and River Hill High School will visit LKMS students to talk about high school requirements and ways to get involved in high school.  Students will have an opportunity to ask questions about their prospective high schools.  

December 20:  LKMS School Counselors (Mrs. Lucas has students with last names A-L and Mrs. Miles has students with last names M-Z) will be helping each student by performing a classroom lesson and assisting students through the high school registration process in Synergy.  During the week of December 20, LKMS School Counselors will be answering student's scheduling questions all week during their 8th grade lunch break.  Students can begin entering their high school course requests in Synergy starting on December 20, through January 18, 2022.  Parents can view these requests in their HCPSS Connect account.   Please reach out to your child's School Counselor if you have questions ( and

Reservoir High School will each be holding a "Parent Information Night" on January 4 (see flier).  More information on River Hill's "Parent Information Night" will be provided as soon as the date is finalized.


MAP Test Results

Parents can access their student’s MAP test results in Synergy.   For more information on accessing previous MAP test results and PDF Home reports in Synergy, please visit the Fall 2020 FAQ Page.


Lost and Found

Our Lost and Found (located in the Cafeteria) has accumulated a large amount of jackets, hats, reusable water bottles, and lunch boxes.   Please have your student check the cafeteria if they are missing any items.   The Lost and Found will be cleaned out by Friday, December 17.



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