The Leopard's Tale - June 10

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 11:16am

LKMS Important Dates and News


September 5- Labor Day-School Closed

September 8 – Back to School Night, 6:00 pm

  • Parent Canvas Tutorial @ 5pm in the Media Center
  • PTA General Meeting (Budget &Approval) @ 5:30 pm
  • BTSN Schedule @ 6 pm

September 26 Rosh Hashanah – School Closed

   Please view our full calendar for LKMS News and upcoming important dates.


LKMS News and Upcoming Events

LKMS Spirit Week - June 13 - June 17:

  • Monday - PJ Day
  • Tuesday - Wacky Tacky Day
  • Wednesday - Jersey Day
  • Thursday - Class Colors (6th- Yellow; 7th- Green; 8th- Blue)
  • Friday - Vacation Day


Thank You LKMS PTA

Thank you PTA Officers and parent/guardian volunteers who provided our students with an outstanding "Lime Time" event on Thursday, June 9.   Students enjoyed the many games, activities and food provided at this PTA-sponsored amazing celebration! 


Upcoming 8th Grade Events

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony - June 15, 2022 - 9:15-10:15am

This wonderful event will be held in the auditorium at Reservoir High School (RHS), and will include student and staff speeches, a musical performance, and recognition of each student. Since the students will be walking to RHS to be in their seats by 9:00 AM, it is imperative that students arrive to Lime Kiln on time. This is a very special occasion for all of us at Lime Kiln and for your son or daughter.  Unfortunately, there is limited seating. Therefore, two tickets will be issued to each student.  The tickets will be sent home the week of June 13th with the students.  The required attire for the ceremony is “dressy casual.” After the conclusion of the promotion ceremony, all students will return to Lime Kiln Middle.


Locker Clean Out - June 16

Students will be cleaning out their lockers on Thursday, June 16.   Also, please have your students check the Lost and Found section in the cafeteria for any clothing items, lunch boxes, etc., prior to the last day of school.

Thank you.


LKMS Beginner Band Class

For the first time, Lime Kiln will be offering a beginner Band class for the 2022-2023 school year for any student in grades 6th, 7th and 8th who does not know how to play a band instrument but would like to learn! It is never too late to start!   Want to play Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, or Percussion?  Now is your chance!   Please contact Mr. Jackowski at if you would like more details on this beginner Band class.

Student Services News

Student Withdrawals to Private or Other Schools for 2022-2023

If your child will be transferring to a private school or to a school that is not the current feeder school, please contact our Registrar for assistance with withdrawing and transferring your child's records their new school. 

Moving before the end of the current school year? 

  • Contact your child’s current school to update your address

    • Every family has the option to complete the current school year at the school in which they are presently enrolled or transfer to the school associated with their new address.

Moving over the summer? 
For assistance you may contact Rhonda Hill, School Counseling Secretary/Registrar:

River Hill High School Fall 2022 Athletic Tryout Information

For more information on River Hill High School's Fall athletic tryouts, please visit their website.


HC Drug Free

Life Skills Class for Students

FREE and 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, register and we will consider each request.) We encourage siblings and friends to take classes together. This program uses developmentally appropriate, collaborative learning strategies to help students achieve competency in the skills shown to help students resist substance use (tobacco, alcohol and other drugs), violence, and other high-risk behaviors. Taught by dedicated adults and older students sharing situations your student may face in high school, college, and beyond. The next session will be held this summer, Monday through Thursday July 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom.  Register at For more information, visit  High school and college students who are interested in assisting with the Life Skills classes can register at

Parents Can Keep Learning This Summer

Interested in learning more about what HC DrugFree has to offer or what’s happening with youth and adults in Howard County this summer?  Sign up for the free newsletter to get updates on events as well as information to keep your family safe and informed. 

Summer Internships for High School and College Students

HC DrugFree is looking for responsible summer interns. Gain experience in areas of interest with the flexibility of working virtually from anywhere. For example, some students may want to assist with and be positive role models for the middle school students in Life Skills classes to be held Monday through Thursday July 18 to 28 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom. Experiences will be a good addition to a resume, college applications and future job interviews. High school students may receive service hours for their work. Depending on college policies, may receive credit. Interested students should go to to provide contact information. All students will be contacted after completing the online form.


Health Room News

Mask Update

All students, staff and visitors will be able to choose if they wish to wear a mask in HCPSS buildings. While optional in buildings, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other health experts continue to recommend face masks as a precautionary measure.
Per the CDC, masks are required in healthcare settings, so students and staff must continue to wear a mask in school health rooms.




Google Additional Services

Google Translate is now available in Google’s menu of additional services on HCPSS issued Chromebooks for students in grades 4-12.  Parent or guardian consent is required for students to access the tool/application.  If you have previously provided consent for Google’s menu of additional services, your child will automatically be given access to Google Translate, and no further action is needed.

If you desire to provide consent for your child to access Google’s additional services which include Google Translate, YouTube (grades 6-12), and CS First (grades K-5), please complete the following steps:

  1. Log in to HCPSS Connect.
  2. Select More Options from the left panel.
  3. Select HCPSS Google Menu from the middle of the page.
  4. Click the check box to provide consent. Changes are automatically saved.

The Google Additional services will include:

  • CS First for grades 4 and 5:   This is an authorized Supplementary Digital Tool for creating interactive stories, games, and animations using a programming language called Scratch during the Computational Thinker unit.
  • Google Translate grades 4-12:  This additional service or authorized Supplementary Digital Tool, offers free service to instantly translate words, phrases, and web pages between English and over 100 other languages. Students will be informed when this service is allowable for use during classwork, independent assignments, and/or World Language assessments.
Please contact Stefanie Taylor, LKMS Media Specialist, for more information. 


Indicators of Educational Equity Survey

All HCPSS schools will be asking for feedback from their students, staff, and communities to work on school improvement efforts.  As part of our LKMS school improvement process, we are asking families to provide input about their equity priorities for our school.  Please use the links below to complete the Indicators of Educational Equity Survey by Friday, June 17.  We are hoping for 100% participation. 

We will use your input, along with other school data, to refine our school improvement plan for next school year. The survey is anonymous and available in multiple languages. If you have children at more than one school, please complete one survey per school. 

Survey Links:

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Tammy Jones, Principal,


FREE Student Bus Passes:

HCPSS has partnered with Howard County Government and the Regional Transit Authority of Central Maryland (RTA) to provide free RTA bus passes to students. These can be used any time between now and September 12.  Please contact our LKMS Front Office at 410-880-5988 to request a pass.

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




Come out to sports camp the week of June 27 and/or July 18 at Reservoir High School. Camp is hosted by Lime Kiln teacher and Reservoir Coach Phil Ranker as well as other certified elementary and middle school teachers in the county and state.  The camp is open to current K-8th graders and features many different sports and activities every day.  If your child likes PE, they will love camp.  Campers are split into age and ability groups to ensure that everyone has a fun and productive time.  Full day and half day options available. For more information, please visit or email for questions!


The River Hill High School Boosters are sponsoring summer camps at River Hill High School.  The camps are designed to help young athletes improve their fundamental athletic skills.  Over twenty different camps are offered this summer, including football, soccer, baseball, softball, lacrosse, field hockey, volleyball, basketball, tennis, cheerleading, art, and weight training. Weekly camps begin on June 13th.  For more information and to register, visit  


Atholton High School Athletics Boosters is hosting summer camps this year! Registration can be done via our website.  Summer camp information is located on the left side of the Home Page under Quick Links.