Progress Reports: We just sent home trimester 1 progress reports. Students should have them as they arrive home. Conferences are coming right up as well, so look for that sign up information coming out next week.
Looking for Ed Techs! SALARY AND BENEFITS Pay range $14.46-$16.31, depending on education 32.5 hours per week, great hours for working parents 178-day work year Summer employment opportunities available, but not required Full single subscriber insurance up to 95% for the calendar year, not just the school year Full dental benefits Vision plan 6 University Credit Hours Paid by RSU 34 13 paid sick days (bereavement, personal) 10 paid holidays Disability insurance $1,000 in lieu of taking district insurance health plan $250 bonus for participating and earning 250 points in the health insurance online program For an application, contact email@example.com For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
It's been 19 months, but band is back! Starting this Monday, October 25 LMS bands will once again be playing. 6th Grade Band…meets Mondays Symphonic Band…meets Tuesdays￼ Concert Band…meets Wednesdays Jazz Band….meets Thursdays Due to the size of the bands they may be split into Green and White days to provide the required spacing. All students have signed up and Ms. Priest has been communicating to them directly about which day their rehearsal will be.
School pictures at LMS are cancelled for tomorrow, October 14. Our photographer, Lifetouch, called us this afternoon and let us know that they are short staffed. We do not yet know the new date, but will let you know as soon as we find out.
PTC meeting tomorrow night at 6:00 via Zoom. Join us using the link: https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/87984424440 or using the meeting id: 879 8442 4440
PTC is looking for new members. Join us this Wednesday October 13, at 6:00 via Zoom for our next meeting. We will be voting in new co-chairs and discussing current and future fund raising projects.
If you are DROPPING OFF your child in the morning, you have 2 choices. Choice 1: Drive them into the driveway If you choose this, please DO the following: Come into the UPPER driveway Pull into the LEFT LANE, and stay there until you leave the school grounds The LEFT LANE will be marked by cones. Drop your child off by the cafeteria doors Continue in the LEFT LANE through the lower parking lot, and exit using the left lane. As you move through the lane, please YIELD RIGHT OF WAY to buses. Choice 2: Continue to drop them off on Oak Street. Students must WALK IN THE RIGHT LANE all the way to the cafeteria. They should not, at any point, walk in the car lane. For safety of our school buses and students on them, PLEASE DO NOT PULL INTO THE LOWER PARKING LOT. This is a “Do Not Enter” Zone for all car traffic. Thank you for your help with this, so that we can keep all of our children safe.
Team pictures for field hockey, cross country, and soccer are this Wednesday, October 6, during practice. Football pictures will be arranged through the YMCA. Please remember to bring your uniform!
Dear LMS Community, We’re sorry to interrupt your evening, but ask you each to check your email this evening. We learned this afternoon of a member of our school who tested positive for COVID-19, and needed to do some of the notification by email today. Those emails went to both primary and secondary households for affected students; anyone without an email address has already received a phone call. If you did NOT receive an email from us within the last several hours about close contact with COVID-19, that means your child was NOT a close contact and you don’t need to take any action. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the school or COVID hotline with questions, and have a great weekend!
Updated Drop Off and Pick Up—TO START THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 Now that we know how and when our buses arrive in the morning and afternoon, we will adjust our Drop Off procedures. If you are DROPPING OFF your child in the morning, you have 2 choices. Choice 1: Come into the driveway and drop them off by the cafeteria If you choose this, please DO the following: Come into the UPPER driveway Pull into the LEFT LANE, and stay there until you leave the school grounds The LEFT LANE will be marked by cones. Drop your child off by the cafeteria doors Continue in the LEFT LANE through the lower parking lot, and exit using the LEFT LANE. As you move through the lane, please YIELD RIGHT OF WAY to buses. Choice 2: Continue to drop them off on Oak Street Please tell them to WALK IN THE RIGHT LANE all the way to the cafeteria. If you are dropping your child off in the morning, please DO NOT enter through the lower parking lot. PICK UP procedures in the afternoon We have many buses here at once, so pick-up procedures in the afternoon will remain the same. Students will leave the school up by the office, and you will PICK THEM UP ON OAK STREET. We want to make the procedures as convenient and safe as possible. Your patience and support are very much appreciated. Gert Nesin, Principal
Literacy Consultants Needed! Leonard Middle School, Grades 6 – 8, in Old Town, Maine is looking for literacy consulting for the 2021-22 school year. Our goal is to examine current research to collaboratively develop a shared vision and support effective literacy practices in all classrooms. The work is primarily with our ELA teachers, and will also extend to Educational Technicians, Special Education teachers, and all subject areas to support literacy across the curriculum. Background Our reading achievement in Grades 6-8 largely plateaued before the pandemic and dropped off by the end of the pandemic. We wish to create a solid research-based vision and plan to help all students progress in their literacy skills. Specific data will be shared with the consultants. Format Beginning at the end of September or beginning of October, the consultant(s) will work twice monthly with our ELA and other faculty for a half-day each time for 5 months, and once monthly for 3 months. During this time, they will do some combination of the following: Meet with ELA teachers as a group to create a vision, based on research Meet with teams of teachers to discuss effective literacy practice, and how to support it Visit classrooms and offer supportive feedback Meet with administration about supporting progress Costs Please itemize the costs, as follows: Cost per session for consulting time and preparation Travel expenses, including lodging if needed Materials and resources Submit proposals to Dr. Gert Nesin at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, October 1, 2021
To stay current with changes made to the LMS athletic schedules please go to our EVENT section of our website or by clicking on MENU then, ATHLETICS and then SCHEDULES. Thank you for your patience and GO COYOTES!!!
The summer school store order through Wights arrived Friday afternoon. If you placed an order it is available for pick up at the office beginning Monday morning. The school store will reopen in October, so stay tuned.
LMS Open House! Grade 6: Wednesday, September 1, 4:00 - 6:00 P.M. Grade 7: Thursday, September 2, 4:00 - 6:00 P.M. Grade 8: Thursday, September 9, 4:00 - 6:00 P.M.
OTHS and LMS are looking for ball runners for their home soccer games. Any student interested in helping out should contact the AD at either school to get full details on the position. Soccer schedules can be found on each school’s website. Go Coyotes!!!
At the link below, you will find information about OPTIONAL pooled testing in RSU 34 for the fall. This information will help parents and families members understand the process and benefits of pooled testing, and make the choice that is best for your family. Please take the time to read the attached link, so that you can make your decision. This is another way we can offer to look out for the safety and well-being of our community, and keep our kids coming to school. Pooled Testing Flyer Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KStq_RMN7858SRmTVQQUsQOVjZ4QiymfOtppNmsFaV8/edit?usp=sharing
Letter from Mr. Walker https://www.rsu34.org/article/507120
Leonard Middle School's PTC has opened the school store starting today for the next two weeks. If you or your student want any new LMS or Old Town gear for the start of the year, this is your chance. https://leonardms2021-2.itemorder.com/sale
Old Town - New City. Working in partnership with the city of Old Town, eighth graders at Leonard Middle School researched the history of their community. Guided by scholars from the Penobscot Nation and Old Town Museum, students gathered ideas from community members to create a mural with Maine artist Abigail Gray Swartz. This project received funding from a grant by the Maine Humanities Council and from the city of Old Town. The panels were printed at Graphix Design, a local business operated by Tony Sullivan. The murals are displayed in Peace Pole Park at the corner of Main and Center Streets.
Students entering 9th grade at OTHS have some opportunities this summer to keep their skills sharp and kick-start earning credits for graduation! Please see the flyer in this image or here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Q79B2z75j-qzpw7ygcx4JUJLQdBnkzSYDikfyYDr444/edit?usp=sharing