The Leopard's Tale - February 18

Thu, 02/17/2022 - 12:35pm

LKMS Important Dates and News

  • February 22-          Black History Month Presentation - Dr. Robert Harris, Jr.
  • February 22-          Mid-Year Student Activity
  • February 25-          Spirit Day - “Colors” 6th (Blue), 7th (Green), 8th (Red)
  • March 16-              3 Hour Early Dismissal
  • March 16-              PTA Virtual Meeting - 6:30pm

View our full calendar for LKMS News




Congratulations to the following winners of the Young Author’s Contest:

  • Poems:  Camille Allee (6th) - A Day on the Farm; Sanaa Wadhawan (7th) -  Stressors; Leilah Fokar (8th) - I Love u but it Hurts
  • Short Stories:   Erica Kober (6th) - Unabating; Cara Marks (7th) - Playing Gods; Jayen Tolia (8th) - Year 2378

The winners will now compete at the upcoming Howard County competition.


Black History Month Presentation

Dr. Robert Harris Jr. a former president of Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the organization that founded Black History Month, has prepared a pre-recorded presentation about his work in the organization and his life work about African-American studies. Our students will watch Dr. Harris’ presentation during Leopard Pride Homeroom on Tuesday, February 22.


Mid-Year Activity Day

On Tuesday, February 22, 2022 from 1:30-3:10pm, the Student Engagement Committee will be hosting a Mid Year Student Activity Day to celebrate the hard work that the students  have put forth this year. The students have already chosen the activities that they are interested in doing, and we are looking forward to being able to spend some time with them just having fun!  We will run a modified schedule on February 22, that will allow the students to participate in 1 or 2 activities depending on what they have chosen (some activities are 45 minutes in length while others will run for the full 90 minutes). 


LKMS Yearbooks Now on Sale!

The 2021-22 LKMS Yearbook is now available to be purchased online. Packages start at $25. Last day for online ordering is Friday, April 8.

Life Touch website:  
ID: 14607622

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


Environmental (STEAM) Seminar needs your help!

Parents and Students!   We are collecting plastic bottle caps of all sizes and colors to make a wall mural. As you can imagine we need thousands of caps.  We can use the caps off water, soda, juice and even pill bottles. We will have collection  boxes in the main hallway and the cafeteria. Thank you in advance for your support.


Supplemental Digital Tools - Important Information - ACTION NEEDED

Dear families,

In an effort to continue expanding our authorized set of digital tools for instruction, HCPSS has curated a new set of supplemental digital tools that are available only through Google’s menu of additional services. HCPSS is committed to leveraging technology in ways that ensure all students have access and opportunity to communicate, collaborate, create, and innovate safely and responsibly anywhere, anytime in support of learning. These supplemental digital tools are approved by HCPSS and comply with federal, state and Howard County Board of Education student data privacy policies. Due to Google’s settings, students must access this set of tools by utilizing Google’s menu of additional services, which requires consent by a parent or guardian.  Please visit our website to provide the required parental consent.


Student Services News

2022-23 Course Registration Information

Attention Parents/Guardians of Current 6th and 7th Grade Students! ACTION NEEDED

The below letters will help guide you and your student through the selection of a yearlong fine arts class and one additional elective class for the 2022-2023 school year. We encourage you and your child to have a conversation and make selections based on strengths and interests to ensure a successful transition to 7th or 8th grade.  

Registration for 2022-23 courses will be available online during the window of February 8 through February 22, 2022.

For questions regarding scheduling, please contact Beth Lucas (counselor; last names A-L)  or Anna Miles (counselor; last names M-Z) 

  • Current 6th grade scheduling information.
  • Current 7th grade scheduling information


Attention Parents/Guardians of Rising 9th Grade Students!

Interested in taking a Dance course next year at Reservoir High School?  All students interested in taking Dance 2-Dance Company are required to attend Dance Placement auditions.  Students may register for Dance 1 without attending auditions.  This year, auditions will take place on Wednesday, February 23rd from 4:00-6:00pm  in the RHS Auxiliary Gym.  Please arrive early to complete paperwork and sign in.  Please fill out this form to express your interest.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Brown at or visit our website at


2022/23 New Student Enrollment/Transfer Information

Please visit our website to learn more information on the following:

  • Registration for new students is open for the 2022-2023 school year and enrollments will be processed online. Students currently enrolled in the Lime Kiln MS attendance area will automatically rollover to the new school year and the next feeder school based on your residency 
  • Moving before the end of the current school year or transferring over the summer


HC DrugFree Updates:

FREE Parenting Classes: Raising preteens and teens is tough. Wouldn’t it be great if adults could take a class that taught us how to help our kids avoid risky behaviors, all while learning how to say no to drugs and alcohol? There is! Guiding Good Choices is an evidence-based, interactive prevention program that provides families with the skills and knowledge to reduce the risk that their children will use drugs and alcohol or engage in other dangerous behaviors. HC DrugFree is pleased to present this popular parenting class for Howard County parents, guardians, and grandparents starting February 2. This program will meet via Zoom for 5 classes (February 2, 9, 16, 23, and March 2) from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Adults should plan to attend all 5 sessions. Topics include How to Prevent Drug Use in Your Family, How to Develop Healthy Beliefs and Clear Standards, Avoiding Trouble: How to Say No to Drugs, Managing Conflict: How to Control and Express Your Anger Constructively, and How to Strengthening Family Bonds.  The class is free, but registration is required : For more information: Email, visit or view downloadable flier 

FREE Life Skills Classes for Students: Back by popular demand!!! HC DrugFree is providing a highly interactive skills-based program designed to promote positive health and personal development for youth in grades 6-9. For slightly younger or older students, please register and we will consider each request. We encourage siblings and friends to take these classes together! This program uses developmentally appropriate, collaborative learning strategies to help students achieve competency in the skills that have been shown to help students resist substance use (tobacco, alcohol and other drugs), violence, and other high-risk behaviors. To be sure your student receives numerous perspectives, our instructional team consists of dedicated adults and older students sharing situations they may face in high school, college, and beyond.Classes will be held via Zoom Tuesdays February 8, 15, 22, and March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Registration is required. Please sign-up ASAP as space is extremely limited! For more information: Email, visit or view downloadable flier

PARENTS: If you are interested in learning more about what is happening in Howard County, the many free resources HC DrugFree and other organizations offer, or how your student can volunteer as they learn skills and receive more community service hours, then sign up for our free newsletter to get updates on events as well as information to keep your family safe and informed. 


Health Room News

Information on upcoming Covid-19 Vaccine Clinics and information on reporting positive Covid-19 test results to our school’s Health Room can be located on our website.


PTA News

Read the latest information in our PTA's newsletter and view our PTA’s website for upcoming events.



The Council of Elders and the Howard County Public School System have partnered to sponsor a social studies workshops series, The Essence of US: Chronicling the Black American Experience. The series is open to any middle school or high school students who are interested. Sessions will be held virtually on the following Saturdays from 10-11 a.m.
  • February 12 - The Curious Case of Ms. Lola Belle Holmes
  • March 12 - A Critical Eye
  • April 9 - In Search of Black Voices 
  • May 14 - Piecing Together the Bigger Picture
Additional details regarding each session are forthcoming. Students may express their interest in participating in any of the sessions via the online form.


Please visit the website for all the latest HCPSS News and Information to include HCPSS’ updated academic school calendar and Technology Support Center updates.