The Leopard's Tale - June 3

Thu, 06/02/2022 - 1:00pm

LKMS Important Dates and News

    June 3-                6th Grade - "Main Event" Field Trip
    June 3-                8th Grade Dance (PTA Sponsored) - 6:30pm
    June 7-                HCASC "Listen and Learn" - 7:00pm
    June 8-                3 Hour Early Dismissal - Professional Work Day
    June 9-                Rising 9th Grade High School Visitations
    June 9-                "Lime Time" PTA Sponsored Event
    June 10-               LKMS "Pride Day"
    June 13-              "Lime Time" PTA Sponsored Event (Rain Date)
    June 15-              8th Grade Promotion Ceremony (RHS) - 9:15am
    June 15-              3 Hour Early Dismissal
    June 16-              3 Hour Early Dismissal
    June 17-              3 Hour Early Dismissal - Last Day of School
   Please view our full calendar for LKMS News and upcoming important dates.


LKMS News and Upcoming Events


Leopard Leaders of the Week

Congratulations to the following students who demonstrated their ability to “ROAR” this week by being responsible, respectful, and academically focused:

  • Ava Bergersen (6th)
  • Grant Garrett (6th)
  • Andie Greenberg (7th)
  • Eric Masih (7th)
  • Amelia Bachman (8th)
  • Kashvi Mehta (8th)

We are so proud of you!


Congratulations to our 6th Grade Students - "Read to Feed"

The 6th grade "Read to Feed" fundraiser and read-a-thon has ended, and we are proud to announce that as a 6th grade, LKMS students raised $5,420 for families in need.  Congratulations to EVERY 6th grade student who took time to learn about communities in need, spoke to friends and families about donating to a great cause, and improved the lives of others beyond our community.


Lime Time - Thursday, June 9, 3:15-5:15pm (Rain Date:  June 13)


Our LKMS PTA will sponsor "Lime Time", an end-of-year celebration after school for all students on Thursday, June 9, from 3:15-5:15pm (Rain Date: Monday, June 13).  The attached flier and permission form provide information on this event.   All students must pre-pay and submit the permission form by Monday, June 6, in order to participate in this event.  You may pay now via Pay Pal or pay in person at the lunch time sale dates indicated in the flier.  Permission forms can be returned electronically or in person during the sale dates. Volunteers are needed to make this event possible - sign up today!  Tickets are $5 per student and will be sold in the cafeteria during lunches again on Monday, June 6.


Upcoming 8th Grade Events

8th Grade Promotion Yard Signs

If you ordered a promotion yard sign for your student, you may pick up the sign on Friday, June 3, 6:30-7:30pm, or on Monday, June 6, from 6:00-7:30pm.

8th Grade Dance

LKMS' PTA-sponsored 8th grade dance will take place on Friday, June 3, from 6:30-8:30pm.   All students will need a permission slip in order to attend this event.

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.


LKMS - Yearbooks

Yearbooks will be distributed to all students who ordered the book on Tuesday, June 7, during Leopard Pride homeroom.    There is a limited number of yearbooks available for sale ($25 - checks only - made payable to Lime Kiln Middle School).


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.

Environmental Steam Seminar

We are so excited to share our finished mural with the Lime Kiln Community.  The students recognize the importance of protecting the environment. One of the biggest threats is plastic. Each year around eight million tons of plastic end up in our oceans, with 80% of the plastic coming from the land that is either blown into rivers, streams and even sewers.

The environmental seminar STEAM created this beautiful mural as a reminder to "Keep Our Seas Plastic Free." Thank you to Mrs. Spillman, the GT Resource Teacher, our 58 STEAM students and the Lime Kiln Community who donated all of the plastic caps.



Student Services News

Pride Day at LKMS - June 10

At LKMS we have a lot to be proud of this year!!!   Friday, June 10th will be Pride Day at LKMS.   Show your Pride for LGBTQIA+ community, cultural pride, or LKMS school pride.   Take this opportunity to show your Pride.  Pride day participation should respect all HCPSS policies. 


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:

Reservoir High School Fall Sports

Reservoir High School will hold their Fall Sports Information Night on Thursday, June 9, from 6:00-7:00pm in the school auditorium.  This event is for parents only and will provide detailed information regarding the fall sports program to include:

  • eligibility & expectations
  • how to register for sports
  • physical exams and additional required forms/information
  • a chance to meet the coaches and Mr. Lewis
  • summer camp opportunities offered by the RHS Boosters.  

We look forward to meeting the parents of our rising athletes on June 9th.


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.



HCASC "Listen and Learn Session with Community Superintendents will be held on Tuesday, June 7, from 7:00-8:00pm - Google Meet Code:  ListenandLearn-Q4.

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.