LMS News February Newsletter

A Note From the Principal

Second semester is off to a great start, and this is the time of year that many things are happening! This newsletter will provide you with information on important events coming up, as well as highlight some great things that are happening at LMS.

Students of the Month


Congratulations to Mylee Hembree, Madison Machmer, Jacob Wessel, and Madison McAtee who were selected as the LMS January Students of the Month. The character trait for January is Organization.


Congratulations to Karson Burch, Chloe Goodpaster, Matthew Green, and Ashton Godwin who were selected as the LMS February Students of the Month. The character trait for February is Punctuality.

Important Information

eLearning Days

On Monday, February 5, 2017, a letter will be sent home with all students regarding information to eLearning Days. As you are aware, we have missed 6 days of school due to inclement weather, and we only have five days left of built into our schedule before graduation on Friday, May 25th. We would like to avoid bringing students back to school the week after Memorial Day (assuming we don't have more days missed).

The Indiana Department of Education has approved Loogootee Schools to utilize planned eLearning days for the 17-18 school year. With that being said, we have decided to use Saturday, February 17th as our first eLearning day. The link below contains the letter which explains the eLearning Day and the process in full.

ISTEP Testing Part One

The first round of ISTEP Part One will begin February 26th and end March 9th. The first round is the Applied Skills portion of the test. In the past, this portion of the test has been a paper-pencil based test, however, this year the students are required to take it on the computer. More information regarding testing times will be sent closer to test time.

STEM Camp Opportunity

Westgate is offering several different STEM Camps over the summer for students in Grades 2-10. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

LMS Spotlight

7/8 Choir - Solo & Ensemble Contest

On January 27, 2018, the Loogootee choir department competed at the ISSMA Distric solo and ensemble contest located at AIS Diamond Campus in Evansville, IN. They received 24 gold medals, 7 silver medals and 3 bronze medals.

Oh those earning gold medals, 10 soloists and 2 ensemble will advance to state contest on February 17 at Perry Meridian High School.

Students earning a gold medal are: Chantel Greene, Jessie Stoll, Grace Gingerich, Olivia Dant, Emily Welker, Kieley Chandler, Madison Esch, Savannah Stephens, Wayden Wagoner, VanMeter, group which consists of Hannah VanMeter, Kieley Chandler, Kieragen Napier, and Emily Welker,

and the Stoll group which consists of Jalynn Stoll, Chantel Greene, Emily Welker, Grace Gingerich, Olivia Dant, and Lauren Holt.

Students earning silver medals are: Euan Graves

7/8 Band - Solo & Ensemble

Congratulations to all students who participated in the Band Solo and Ensemble Contest on Saturday, February 3rd. Medalists were as follows:

Gold on Solos: Caitlin Carrico, Bridget Like, Ashden Walton, Tasha Kreilein, Linsey England, Kaylynn Sims, Rory Tippery, Reece Tippery, Kaleb Daniel, Ethan Graber, Mikenna Jones, Rodney Grimes, and Wayden Wagoner.

Silver on Solo: Abby Survance

Gold on Ensembles: Sax Quartet - Mason Roark, Andrew Powell, Kaleb Daniel and Rory Tippery; Clarinet Trio - Jalynn Stoll, Rachel Lents, Terrika Haggard; Woodwind Trio - CJ Gibbs, Emily Welker, Lauren Holt; Alto sax Trio - Linsey England, Morgen Wolfe, Maddie Fischer; Flute Trio - Bridget Like, Abbey Fischer, Kyleigh Courter.

Classroom Spotlight

Mrs. McAtee - 6th Grade

ROI’s STEM Fellows, Mrs. Tracie McAtee and Mrs. Jill Toy, arranged for 6th and 4th graders to collaborate during a STEM Challenge last week. Students were devised into teams of 4th and 6th graders and were challenged to build a paper roller coaster. Not only was the activity fun, but students were also able to learn to work as a team, learn the physics behind roller coasters, and use the design and engineering process to work through problems they may have encountered.

Important Dates

February 7th - Early Release; eLearning Parent Meeting; Statewide Readiness Test

February 12th - Jim Basketball Jones Convocation

February 17th - eLearning Day

February 19th - President's Day; Snow Make-up Day

February 21st - Early Release

February 22nd - 5/6 Math Bowl Competition @ Paoli

February 26th-March 9th - ISTEP Part One


Created with images by Clem Onojeghuo - "The shapes of Love"

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