Leopard Tale - February 2024

Fri, 02/23/2024 - 12:03pm

Important Dates:


February 19 - Schools and Offices Closed

March 12- Panoramic Picture for 8th Grade Students 

March 13 - Professional Work Day- 3hr early dismissal for students

March 25- April 1- Schools Closed for Spring Break

April 9- End of third Marking Period

April 10- Professional Work Day- Schools closed for students

April 17- Reports cards issued via Synergy


This week’s Motivational Message


Today, I want to talk about something that affects us all, something that can hurt deeply and damage relationships - lies, gossip, and dishonesty. These things may seem small at first, but their consequences can be huge. They can tear apart friendships, cause misunderstandings, and create a toxic environment where trust cannot thrive.

Think about it: when we spread gossip or tell lies, we're not only hurting the person we're talking about, but we're also hurting ourselves and our community. We're creating an atmosphere of distrust and negativity. And worst of all, we're not being true to ourselves.

You see, kindness and love go hand in hand with honesty. When we're honest with each other, we're showing that we respect and care for one another. We're building strong, meaningful connections based on trust and integrity. And isn't that what we all want - to feel loved and accepted for who we are?

So, let's make a commitment today to choose kindness over gossip, truth over lies, and honesty over deceit. Let's think before we speak, considering the impact our words might have on others. Let's strive to be the kind of friends who lift each other up instead of tearing each other down.

Remember, small acts of kindness can have a ripple effect, spreading love and positivity throughout our school and beyond. Let's be the catalysts for that change. Let's choose love, kindness, and honesty, and create a community where everyone feels valued and respected.



The 2023-234 LKMS Yearbook is now available to be purchased online. Packages start at $25. Last day for online ordering is Friday, April 26.

 website: ybpay.lifetouch.com/

ID: 14607624

 All yearbooks will be delivered to the school sometime in early June.

Lime Kiln Middle School Book Swap  

Lime Kiln Middle School students are invited to participate in a Book Swap in the Media Center. Bring in your gently used books and trade them in for “new to you” books to read!  


  • Here’s how our Book Swap will work:

At home, decide which of your gently used books would be good to pass on to another student. (If a book does not meet the donation guidelines, it will not be accepted.)
Donation Guidelines:


  1. Hardcover or softcover books


  1. Young Adult books - 


  • The preferred genres are manga/graphic novels or novels with copyright dates between 2010-2023. 


  1. Books must be appropriate reading for middle school students.


  1. No adult books, magazines, coloring books, picture books, or board books. 


  1. Books must be in good condition: with no stains, rips, missing pages, or writing in them


1. Bring your donated books to the media center before the book swap. Book donations will be accepted until Tuesday, February 27th.

2. Students will receive a book swap pass with the number of books donated, so they can pick out the same number of “new to me” books during the swap. Students will fill out their book swap pass with their homeroom teacher’s name and leave them with Ms. Taylor or Ms. Cuesta in the media center.  


3.  The student’s extended homeroom teacher will give the passes to students who have donated. Students will visit the Media Center during extended homeroom on February 28th. Students will browse the book selection and trade in their pass for “new to them” book(s) to take home and read.






Rising 9TH Grade students to Reservior High School 

Interested in CHEERLEADING? Click here for more information! 

Click here to Sign-up

Reservior High School  Dance Program

If you were unable to attend preliminary dance placement auditions for the RHS Dance Program last month no problem!  You may attend make-up auditions on Tuesday, Feb. 27th in the dance studio from 4:30-6:30. If you auditioned in January, you have received your placement and should not attend.  Please visit our website at rhsdance.weebly.com for more information or contact keedra_brown@hcpss.org with questions.


Date: April 6th, 2024

Time: 12 pm - 3 pm

Location: Howard High School (8700 Old Annapolis Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043)

Who? 3rd to 8th graders in Howard County (parents will need to stay at the event)



About the Fair

This STEM fair is a platform designed to inspire and showcase the creativity and talent of young students from grades 3 - 8. This event invites participants to present their projects across various STEM categories, with the opportunity to win exciting prizes! The purpose of this event is to encourage a passion for learning and exploration, allowing children to express their unique ideas. Judges will score each project, provide constructive feedback, and give out medals at the end of the event but all participants will nevertheless receive certificates.


Parents/Guardians must stay during the entire event.


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Contact Information:

Email - hohs.stemroots@gmail.com

Attached is the flyer. View Here