Happy New Year! It was wonderful to connect with students and staff this week. We wish we had more time together but Mother Nature had other plans!
The arrival of a new year presents an opportunity for renewal. In the coming weeks, students and staff will dialogue about what it means to be a part of the LKMS school community and collaborate to identify and renorm shared values. Our students have so much to contribute; we can’t wait to hear their perspectives!
As always, please reach out if you have questions, concerns or celebrations to share. We thank you for your support and continued collaboration as we embark on 2022 together.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Ms. Lublin and Ms. Ketterman
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Student Delegate for the Student Member of the Board
Are you passionate about student leadership? Are you someone who wants to voice your opinions and make a difference? Do you want to be a part of making history? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are the right person to step up for the Student Delegate leadership opportunity.
This year, we are again offering the Student Member Convention. SMOB serves alongside adult members of the Board of Education and advocates for the voice of the students. Your voice is needed!
Each middle and high school will select student delegates to attend the convention. Candidates, who best amplify the voice of the students, will be selected to run for Student Member of the Board of Education.
To apply to be a delegate and represent Lime Kiln, please let Ms. Lublin know you are interested in this leadership opportunity. All interested students must complete an application and ask two teachers to complete an evaluation form as part of the application package. All parts of the application are due January 7, 2022.
Applications are located online through the Student Member of the Board Convention Portal. You can find the portal here. In this portal, you will find a timeline, the requirements for participating, and a link to our school’s application form and teacher evaluation tool. Make sure to check out the SMOB and Student Delegate applications information, and updates that can be found on HCASC’s Instagram and website. Questions? Feel free to contact Ms. Lublin.
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.
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, Melissa_Preston@hcpss.org by Tuesday, January 25.
Attention 8th Grade Parents/Guardians!
Rising 9th Grade High School Course Registration
Your students have completed the instructional part of the high school registration process. They have all of the information that is needed to choose their courses for next year. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's Counselor (Mrs. Lucas A-L, Beth_Lucas@hcpss.org and Mrs. Miles M-Z, Anna_Miles@hcpss.org) before you contact the High School. We are happy to answer any questions that you have regarding course registration. Students may now 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. Here is the link that was sent to all students through their Canvas inbox:
Below is the information regarding the High School Parent “Virtual” Presentation Nights on January 6 and January 18:
January 6: River Hill High will host their virtual Course Registration Parent Night for current 8th -11th grade parents on January 6, at 6:30pm. This event will be virtual and parents will need to login using their child's school Google account to access the meeting links. There will be grade-specific presentations and an opportunity to learn more about our academic programs and supports. Please use the information in the attached flier to help navigate the evening's events.
January 18: Reservoir High will hold their "virtual" Parent Night presentation on Thursday, January 18, at 6:00pm. Please see the attached flier for more information on this virtual presentation.
LKMS is excited to present students with an exciting opportunity to join LKMS Pride.
Mission of LKMS Pride: Students will take a leadership role to raise awareness and improve school climate regarding the LGBTQIA+ community and help to create a safe place to discuss practices and concerns in our school community.
Goal: To spread awareness about the LGBTQIA+ community and empower those in our school community that are LGBTQIA+, to normalize the LGBTQIA+ community in our school and to create a more comfortable, safe space for everyone.
You can join whether you are part of the community, an ally to the community, or if you want to learn about ways to support this community. All students interested in learning about change and acceptance of the LGBTQIA+ community are encouraged to join LKMS Pride.
This group will meet during Leopard Pride Homeroom once a month. If your student is interested, please have them click the link below and fill out the online form.
Mrs. Lucas and Mrs. Miles
Please be certain to view our PTA’s website for upcoming events to include their latest newsletter and information on the Drama Learning Center’s spring drama production at LKMS. Please view the attached flier to learn more information and dates for this production.
Wednesday, January 12, 7-8:00pm - Virtual Meeting
All middle and high school students are invited to participate in the January 12th - Howard County Association of Student Councils General Assembly virtual meeting. Students may access the livestream link on the HCASC website.