Leopard Tale- March 20

Thu, 03/23/2023 - 11:10am


March 20, 2023

Upcoming Dates


March 29 - Chorus Assessment & Adjudication @ River Hill HS (Concert Choir - 2:35PM)

March 31- End of 3rd marking period-  3hr Early dismissal

April 3-April 10- School Closed for Spring Break

April 20 - I Love Lime Kiln Day


A Message from Ms. Jones


Ramadan begins March 22 and extends approximately through April 20. As Ramadan is a time when some Muslims fast from dawn to sunset as part of their observance, we understand that we may have students that are fasting.  In an effort to be supportive to the needs of our students, we will offer an alternative place in the media center with engaging activities for them to spend their lunch period. Should your student require additional support or accommodations during Ramadan, please contact carol_cuesta@hcpss.org.


March 31 is the end of the 3rd marking period.  As we prepare for the final marking period, I encourage all  students to remain focused and committed to finishing the school year strong. Remember our school's motto-ROAR Responsible, Organized, Achieving, and Respectful.


Let's go Leopards!


Ms. Jones


8th Grade MISA Testing

We have completed MISA testing. Ms. Horoszczak will be pulling students throughout the week to complete makeup sessions.

Important Morning Dropoff Information

Please remember student dropoff is in the Lime Kiln lower level parking lot. Parents and staff from Cedar Lane School have noticed an increased number of Lime Kiln Middle parents/guardians dropping students off in the Cedar Lane parking lot. This often occurs while Cedar Lane parents are trying to escort their children into the building. This practice increases the likelihood of accidents. Please help us in keeping the campus safe for all students.

I Love Lime Kiln Day

On April 20, 2023, we will have our very first I Love Lime Kiln Day! This event will take place at LKMS and will start during the school day and last into the early evening. I Love Lime Kiln day will be a day centered on our shared love for our school community and a celebration of our diverse cultures, commonality and what each one of us brings that makes our community so amazing. Students, staff, families, and community members will come together for a day of learning, celebrating, and reflecting on what it means to be a Lime Kiln Leopard.

Please make sure to SAVE THE DATE - April 20


Donations for School Forestry Project


Dear Parents and Lime Kiln Community,


We hope that you heard the wonderful news that Lime Kiln is the state winner for the Samsung Solve For Tomorrow Contest. Stefanie Taylor, the media specialist, and I wrote a proposal about an existing problem that has plagued our school and community. The problem is erosion and run off between the school’s blacktop and the neighboring farm. After consulting with many experts such as the Robinson Nature Center, Howard County Groundwater Management, HCPSS Grounds, and the Howard County Forestry Department, the best course of action is a conservation landscape. This entails planting trees, shrubs, and native pollinator plants. Not only will this help combat the erosion and run off but the drainage leads to a local steam in our community, which in turn leads to the Chesapeake watershed.


Lime Kiln’s 6th grade science classes have studied our erosion problem and built 3-D models of our school. The environmental seminar (STEAM) already maintains our school’s butterfly gardens. The 7th grade science classes help care for our rain garden. They are very excited to participate in another school property project.


While we are certainly grateful for our first place state finish, Samsung does not fund the project. The funding is our school’s responsibility. Mrs. Taylor and I have applied for a forestry grant and we have some wonderful partnerships. However, we still need donations to buy the plants and materials.


We are asking for the community’s help. Our goal is to raise $500. We have set up a donation page with a link to the project. If you are so inclined to contribute in any way, we would be very grateful.


Below you will find the link to our donation page.





Tracy Spillman

GT Resource Teacher




The PTA would like to thank our school community for the donations and volunteering at the 7th Grade Spring Fling! 


Support Lime Kiln Middle School


Support Lime Kiln at Harris Teeter


Harris Teeter is the last grocery to donate money to schools based on supporter’s purchases.  If you have a Harris Teeter VIC card, please take the time to link your card to LKMS.  Cards must be relinked each year.  It only takes a minute at the link below and you don’t even need to remember your password.  If you shop at Harris Teeter but don’t have a VIC card, please follow the link to register for a card.   We received $669.61 last school year and would love that number to increase. 



Weis Fundraising Opportunity

Educational technology and funding changes daily. To keep up with these changes and expenses, our school is partnering with Weis Markets in their annual Weis 4 School program. By participating in this program, we can earn money for our school by simply shopping.  When you shop at Weis, scan the barcode to register your Weis Rewards card or register online at weis4school.com. Once you register, you are in the program and do not need to register again this school year. Please share this barcode with your friends and family. The more interest and enthusiasm we generate, the greater the benefits to our school.


Repeated News


The 2022-23 LKMS Yearbook is now available to be purchased online. Packages start at $25. Last day for online ordering is Friday, April 28.

 website: ybpay.lifetouch.com/

ID: 14607623

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


"The Essence of Us" Workshop Series 

The Council of Elders of the Black Community of Howard County and the HCPSS Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion have partnered to present "The Essence of Us: Chronicling the African American Experience," a workshop series geared toward middle and high school students that will provide a better understanding of African American history and how it is written. Workshops will be held both virtually and in-person. Participants will receive an email with details upon registering online.  Virtual and in-person Workshops will take place on Saturdays  (March 11, April 15 and May 13) from 10-11:00 a.m.


2023 River Hill Boosters Summer Camps

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. Weekly camps begin on June 12th. Over thirty different camps are offered this summer, including football, tennis, soccer, baseball, softball, lacrosse, field hockey, volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, weight training, wrestling, Allied sports, Youth sports, pickleball, and dance. We also offer an Art camp and two different Video Production camps. Camp schedule and registration can be found at www.riverhill.org.


HCPSS’ Community News and Programs website makes it easy for families to find educational and recreational resources, events and after-school programs beyond the school day by non-profit organizations.”

Community organizations requesting their announcements be shared in school newsletters should visit community-programs.hcpss.org for more information. Questions should be directed to the Public Information Office at publicinfo@hcpss.org