Gert Nesin
Dear LMS Families, In July and August RSU #34 asked families to share with us whether they preferred in-person or fully remote learning for their children. A family that wishes to have their child participate remotely can ask to make that switch at any time. Throughout the Trimester 1, we have also accommodated some switches from fully remote to hybrid learning, as space and staffing allowed. For any family that has made that request, we have added you to a waiting list that we review weekly. If you would like to be added to that list to be considered for Trimester 2, please let us know by Tuesday, October 27. To make changes from fully remote to hybrid, or from hybrid to fully remote, contact Gert Nesin, Shane Barker, or Tracey O’Connell by phone or email. Thank you, and please help keep the spread of COVID-19 slow by washing hands, wearing masks, and keeping distance! Gert Nesin, Principal
2 days ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Our second PTA meeting is tonight, 6:00 - 7:00 PM at this link: http://meet.google.com/omc-jakf-gqc All are welcome!
4 days ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Our second PTA meeting is this Wednesday, October 21, 6:00 - 7:00 PM at this link: http://meet.google.com/omc-jakf-gqc All are welcome!
6 days ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
LMS Community, If you have time, please answer this (VERY SHORT!) survey that the LMS Parent Teacher Association has put together to try to figure out how to regroup during this exceptional school year. We are currently a small but strong group, with great support from the LMS administration--but WE NEED YOUR HELP AND YOUR IDEAS to move forward. Even if you just have a few minutes to contribute your opinion, please let us know what you think and how you want to be involved in the LMS community. https://forms.gle/3KDgQmi7TjaTjVoXA LMS PTA
10 days ago, Gert Nesin
Shane Barker
LMS Scholastic Book Fair Website: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=leonardmiddleschool1 Donate money for other students: https://shop.scholastic.com/ewallet/fund?lang=en_US&walletId=2018885&&eml=SBF/e/20200801////eWallContriAlert///// Online Book Fair running now until October 24th! In-Person Book Fair will run October 19th-30th! Cash, Checks (made out to RSU #34), credit card, OR eWallet accepted! To create an eWallet for your student visit the Book Fair website, scroll down to the green block, and click "Get Started." All purchases benefit the school library. If you do not have the funds at this time, but your student could use a new book, please contact Mrs. Hinrichs at alexandra.hinrichs@rsu34.org as there is a book fair fund for this purpose. If you would like to donate money to help get books in the hands of our students, you can do so by visiting the donate link at the top of this message. THANK YOU! See you at the fair!
10 days ago, Shane Barker
Gert Nesin
Homeroom pizza party on us! Please fill out and return the form linked here. If you believe it doesn't apply to you, just sign the bottom of the form and return it.This information allows us to get extra federal money, and all information will be kept confidential. We will also send the forms out with your child. Forms must be returned to LMS by October 15. https://www.rsu34.org/o/rsu-34/browse/171211
19 days ago, Gert Nesin
Dana Maxim
Dear LMS Families, Please remember how important it is to do home screening every single day; this is required for all students and staff. Here are the questions to ask: *Within the past 24 hours have you or anyone at home had a fever (100.4 and above)or used any fever reducing medicine? *Do you feel sick with any of the most common symptoms? Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fever(100.4or greater), Chills, Muscle pain, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell. *Have you traveled outside of the state in the past 14days? (in addition to those COVID-related questions, please also stay home until 24 hours after vomiting/diarrhea - like in any year!) There are two tools that can guide this screening, and help speed up the entry process at any of our schools. Anyone can use our screening tool on a smartphone or computer: https://forms.gle/DYu3rGgMsyfmFvym7 Northern Light makes a similar screening tool that is also OK: https://covid.northernlighthealth.org/covidsportscheck
21 days ago, Dana Maxim
Gert Nesin
Due to power outages, our phone system is not reliable. Please email Kathy Cummings (Katherine.cummings@rsu34.org) or Tara Ford (Tara.ford@rsu34.org) if need to get us a message.
24 days ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Representative Golden (virtually) talked to our 7th grade today about rights and responsibilities. He was invited because he is our current Representative, and is the first of a wide variety of leaders in our community and state to speak on the issue of rights and responsibilities.
24 days ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Many students and some staff are having power issues. Students should try to connect, but we will adjust attendance if they cannot connect.
25 days ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Our outdoor spaces out back...ready for kids!
about 1 month ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
FREE LESSONS for BAND STUDENTS! The LMS Band is partnering with the University of Maine Music Department to offer FREE (remote) private lessons for all band students. Time is running out to sign up, so please check your email ASAP for the details. If you didn’t receive the email, please contact Shianne Priest at shianne.priest@rsu34.org to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.
about 1 month ago, Gert Nesin
LMS Athletics
Sign-up Link for the LMS Fall 2020 Intramural Program. Our Intramural program will start the week of 9/28 and will end on 11/6. Time: 3:30-5pm on the days you have in-person instruction. It is important that students and their families read the introduction on the form before signing up, as we have guidelines to follow in order to offer this program. Intramural Link: https://forms.gle/QaSirznZgFyfZnyc7
about 1 month ago, LMS Athletics
Gert Nesin
Our first PTA meeting will be by Zoom on Wednesday, September 23, from 6:00 - 7:00 P.M. Please join us! Zoom link: https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/81609517981
about 1 month ago, Gert Nesin
Shane Barker
There has been some confusion around STEM, which is our fully remote offering. I have emailed the class code to all 6-8th graders to be sure they are in the correct class. Secondly, this class meets online one of the three remote days, and kids will have an assignment for a second remote day. If there was confusion I hope this clarifies it.
about 1 month ago, Shane Barker
Gert Nesin
Based on the bus arrivals on Tuesday, we have created a dismissal procedure for walkers/riders and buses, with times. We hope this helps with your planning. Please contact the office if you have any questions. We'll be happy to help!
about 1 month ago, Gert Nesin
Shane Barker
Friday Food Announcement
about 1 month ago, Shane Barker
Gert Nesin
Tuesday, September 8, is our first day of school in RSU #34. We are so excited to have kids in our buildings again! If your child is IN SCHOOL on MONDAY/TUESDAY, they should be there by 8:30 Tuesday morning. If they ride the bus, they will be dropped off in the lower parking lot, and walk up the stairs. If your child walks or is dropped off, they should come to the upper driveway. Students should arrive between 8:00 and 8:30. Please no earlier. Students should go to the 6th grade or 7th-8th grade tent. The tents will be marked, and there will be school staff there to help direct them. They should look at the random check criteria for that day to see if they should be screened or can go directly to homeroom. We will post class lists in the tents, just inside the doors, and also at each homeroom. If your child is IN SCHOOL on THURSDAY/FRIDAY or FULLY REMOTE, they should log into their homeroom by 8:30 for attendance and instruction.
about 1 month ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
We need your help...please remember to do daily home screening before sending your child to school.
about 1 month ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
COVID Advisory Council Application: https://forms.gle/wX1tH3haStRsZnSZ8 We are excited to launch the 2020-2021 school year, and very much look forward to welcoming our students in person and remotely! Our schools and community will break new ground this year, navigating the pandemic together, as will schools and communities around the world. Each school is forming a continued input/feedback team of parents and staff, called the “COVID Advisory Council.” (AES and VRS will have one combined council). The principal will chair the team for each school, which will have these responsibilities: Receive and share input about what is working as intended, and what can be improved on Review emerging research Review public input Report to the Board with issues discussed, and whether consensus exists on any recommendations The membership of each school’s team will be as follows: (Ex Officio: Superintendent of Schools, Director of Curric/Instruction/Assessment, Special Education Director, School Nurse) Chair: Building administrator(s) Teacher representative 4 Parent Representatives If you are interested in being a parent representative, please complete the form below by September 9th. On the form, please indicate if you’re comfortable with the current RSU #34 plan, if you think the plan is too cautious, or if you think the plan is too risky. We will seek to have a representative balance of parent perspectives on the team. The team will be formed, with participants notified, by Friday, September 11, and the first meeting will take place on late afternoon/evening of Monday, September 14. If you have any questions, please call or email your principal.
about 1 month ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
For those of you who have high school students and can access Infinite Campus—we are having technical difficulties entering scheduling information and are working to resolve the issue.
about 1 month ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
The 2019-2020 LMS Yearbooks have arrived! Families who purchased yearbooks online at the end of last year are invited to come to LMS on Thursday, September 3rd, during our technology pick-up from 12 noon to 6 PM and pick up your yearbook! If you missed the online order, we have some extra books the we will sellare on first-come, first-serve basis. Contact adam.kirkland@rsu34.org to have your name added to the list. The books are $25 each.
about 1 month ago, Gert Nesin
Shane Barker
LMS Drive Through Open House: When: Monday August 31 Grade 8: 3pm-4pm Grade 7: 4pm-5pm Grade 6: 5pm-6pm Come see your student's teachers, get all student forms , and up to date information on the start of the year. Computers will be available for pick up Thursday September 3 here at LMS with the return of student forms.
2 months ago, Shane Barker
Shane Barker
LMS Q and A via Zoom: When: Wednesday September 2 from 5pm-6pm. Hosted by Dr. Nesin and Mr. Barker. Submit your questions using the attached link (one question per form). Questions: https://forms.gle/A7TPnHLfoL6wdjC1A Zoom link: https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/85813179553 FAQ page: https://docs.google.com/document/u/2/d/e/2PACX-1vQzoMzjORFUVoV0OQ0iZLi3F8wJ4POVmwhYiIzzpXK2chM009kriH8d1rvLUW3GumaGvsE22G2dETc-/pub
2 months ago, Shane Barker
Shane Barker
As of Wednesday nights board meeting the first day of school is set for Tuesday September 8th. Information will be coming next week about a drive through open house at LMS for families to get more information as well as an LMS Q and A over Zoom.
2 months ago, Shane Barker
Shane Barker
Student placements for LMS will be complete and going out this Friday (8/21) by email. If you don't see it by then please contact the school.
2 months ago, Shane Barker
Gert Nesin
We are almost ready to create homeroom and class lists. We need one more piece of information from you, about supportive classmates for your child. Please complete the following (brief) survey by Monday, August 10, at 8:00 A.M. https://forms.gle/PGrQxSrGnukWJXN47
3 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
If you haven't yet filled out this form about how you would like your child(ren) to return to school, please complete it by Friday, July 31. https://forms.gle/qzbHRsjgZQuNAkuNA
3 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Dear LMS Families, If you haven't yet filled out this required survey about your preferences for returning to school in the fall, you have a week left. It is due next Friday, July 31. Please fill out one per child in RSU#34. https://forms.gle/qzbHRsjgZQuNAkuNA Thank you!
3 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Dear LMS Families, These are uncertain times, and we know you have questions about what school will look like in September. Please be assured of several things. 1) We all want each child to learn as much as possible, no matter what the situation. 2) We will create a structure—in person and remote—to support your child’s learning. That will mean clear expectations, and a schedule to meet those expectations. 3) There will be direct and live instruction. 4) We want children to have friends on their team with them. . 5) We will share information as we learn it, and are quite sure it is accurate. If you have questions, concerns, or perspectives you’d like to share along the way, I welcome your thoughts. Call me at 827-3900 Ext. 1304, or email gert.nesin@rsu34.org. Together, we will make this year one of support, engagement, and learning. Dr. Gert Nesin Principal
3 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Your input is essential, by July 31! Dear Parents/Guardians of RSU #34 Children, Our district has put together a form through which parents/guardians will inform the schools of their family’s plans and needs for the upcoming start to the school year. Please submit one form per RSU #34 student in order for us to coordinate family plans PreK-12. We estimate this form will take no more than 5 minutes per student to complete. Please submit this form as soon as possible and no later than Friday, July 31st. You can watch the presentation of our planning to the School Board here: https://www.rsu34.org/article/272060?org=rsu-34 RSU #34 anticipates needing to move flexibly between three “lanes” in 2020-2021, depending on things such as community transmission rates of the novel coronavirus and the rates of student and staff illnesses with symptoms similar to COVID-19. These lanes are: fully remote learning, a combination of in-person and remote learning, and in-person learning five days per week. Families that wish to participate remotely all year long may do so. More details and background about the district’s plan can be found here (tinyurl.com/y9o23gmk). Here is the link to the form: https://forms.gle/qzbHRsjgZQuNAkuNA Any questions should be directed to the building principal of your student. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. We thank you for your hard work, patience, and community spirit supporting our children throughout the pandemic. Sincerely, RSU #34 Planning Team
3 months ago, Gert Nesin
Dr. Jon Doty
Required parent form for RSU #34 students - Fall 2020 Dear Parents/Guardians of RSU #34 Children, Our district has put together a form through which parents/guardians will inform the schools of their family’s plans and needs for the upcoming start to the school year. Please submit one form per RSU #34 student in order for us to coordinate family plans PreK-12. We estimate this form will take no more than 5 minutes per student to complete. Please submit this form as soon as possible and no later than Friday, July 31st. You can watch the presentation of our planning to the School Board here: https://www.rsu34.org/article/272060?org=rsu-34 RSU #34 anticipates needing to move flexibly between three “lanes” in 2020-2021, depending on things such as community transmission rates of the novel coronavirus and the rates of student and staff illnesses with symptoms similar to COVID-19. These lanes are: fully remote learning, a combination of in-person and remote learning, and in-person learning five days per week. Families that wish to participate remotely all year long may do so. More details and background about the district’s plan can be found here (tinyurl.com/y9o23gmk). Here is the link to the form: https://forms.gle/qzbHRsjgZQuNAkuNA Any questions should be directed to the building principal of your student. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. We thank you for your hard work, patience, and community spirit supporting our children throughout the pandemic. Sincerely, RSU #34 Planning Team
3 months ago, Dr. Jon Doty
Gert Nesin
VOTE! School Budget Validation Referendum Vote tomorrow July 14, 2020. Please support the budget as adopted at the annual school budget meeting held on June 24, 2020. If you already voted by mail, or absentee, this budget was not on that ballot.
3 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
The Maine Department of Education needs your input to create guidelines and support for the fall. Go to the page linked below, and choose the survey that applies to you. Thank you! https://www.maine.gov/doe/fall2020survey
4 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
The digging for our cafeteria has begun. That’s a big hole!
4 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Last chance to get your LMS Yearbook! Orders close on Wed. June 24th! It is a hardcover yearbook which costs $25 and comes with a free name customization. You also have the option to purchase neat "charms" which are little icons to personalize your student's yearbook. We will receive the books this summer, hopefully in mid-August. We are planning some fun events to release our yearbooks when they arrive! Click this link: http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A03268900 , or visit http://www.schoolannual.com, and click on Buy My Student's Yearbook and search by School Name and State. You will see our school as J. A. Leonard Middle School.
4 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
All devices are due back FRIDAY, June 19, by 3:00 P.M.
4 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
As you come to LMS for drive-through celebrations or computer drop-off, please be aware of the construction.
5 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Congratulations Class of 2020!
5 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
End of year celebrations are on for this week! Wednesday: 7th Grade drive through 6:00-6:30 P.M. Thursday: 7th grade drive through 12:00-12:30 Friday: 6th grade drive through 10:00-12:00 Saturday: 8th grade parade 10:00-1:00 Please follow the guidelines sent out by teams.
5 months ago, Gert Nesin
Dana Maxim
TO ALL LMS STUDENTS: Mrs. Zabierek and Mr. Schlaefer would like to invite you all to Virtual Summer Coyote U. 2020. We will offer the opportunity to build and reinforce math, reading and other academic skills. Teachers will be available to offer help and lead activities. We will also do virtual field trips and build community throughout the program. Please consider this 4-week program as a way to avoid losing skills in this very different year. Summer Coyote U. 2020 is scheduled to take place from the week after July 14th through August 6th. Teacher availability and activities will mainly be on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each of those weeks. To sign up or get more information, contact Mrs. Zabierek at melissa.zabierek@rsu34.org or Mr. Schlaefer at danny.schlaefer@rsu34.org.
5 months ago, Dana Maxim
LMS Athletics
CONGRATULATIONS to the following students who earned a certificate for being named a LMS Scholar Athlete for the 2019-2020 school year. Sixth and Seventh graders should stop by the Scholar Athlete table at this week's drive-thru celebrations. Eighth graders will receive their's during the parade on 6/13. 6th: Olivia B., Maya B., Karly B., Karina D., Reilly E., Nevaeh E., Natalie F., Ava H., Griffen H., Chloe H., Julia H., Olivia L., Taylor L., Madeline L., Addison M., Arabel M., Madalyn M., Sophia M., Cooper N., Lily R., Libby S., Ruby S., Haley S., Hunter S., Addie T., Brooks V. 7th: Lucas B., Will B., Emmitt B., Teg C., Samuel C. Gabriel C., Allyson C., Aliyah C., Emma D., Kierra D., Mackenzie F., Amara F., Claire G., Callie C., Mikayla J., Lida K., Fallon L., Savanna L., Liz M., Jack M., Sadie M., Alex M., Lily M., Grace M., Robert M., Paige O., Kaiden P., Kameron P., Roland S., Emily W. 8th: Kayden A., Josie B., Morgan D., Alexis D., Ben D., Makayla E., Danica F., Brady F., Aiden G., Clive H., Kaylee L., Ayla L., Jackson L., Hannah M., Brendan M., Lilly M., Ariana M., Owen R., Ethan R., Karma R., Norah S., Jenelle S., Carter S., Brea S., Sidney S., Theodore S., Grayson T., Isaac T., Emma T., Preston V., Zoe Y.
5 months ago, LMS Athletics
Gert Nesin
Our 8th Grade Celebration Parade is Saturday, June 13. Read the details...https://docs.google.com/document/d/1u6VKYoUu0-jm809qBas3UNXVkDc3vr2vXfjvdSLVyds/edit
5 months ago, Gert Nesin
Dana Maxim
7th Grade Message For End of Year: Team 7 teachers would like to make you all aware of a few things as we finish out our school year. First, we are planning a couple of times for students to drive through the school parking lot to say goodbye. Teachers will be spaced out holding signs and such from 6-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10th and 12-12:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 11th. We ask, for safety reasons, that students do not ride through on bikes at these times. We are also going to be working to set up times next week to meet individually with students to work with each of them on a self-reflection about their experience of remote learning. If you would like to give your perspective as a parent at that time, it would be most welcome. Mrs. Tuttle will be having an assignment, which is related to the self-reflection, on next week’s activity board. It would be helpful if students could complete this on Monday-June 1st, and certainly before the week is up. You will notice that next week’s activity board will be streamlined and include many chances for students to engage in learning activities, but fewer assignments that are required to be turned in. The final week will involve many chances to engage with their teachers, including a series of fun KaHoot quizzes with Mr. Schlaefer, Scattegory games, Flip Grid videos, and more! Finally, our R.S.U. 34 Technology Department will be available to receive student computers between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, June 12th and June 15th-19th. We will have more information soon on how to most easily coordinate with those folks on the return. We really hope that you are safe and well. Please contact any of us with any questions that you may have in these final weeks. Regards, Team 7
5 months ago, Dana Maxim
Gert Nesin
Jordan O. in a Google check in. We appreciate our connections!
5 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
WE NEED YOU! Parents & families of RSU #34 kids...we seek your input/feedback! Our families and educators have done amazing things with kids on an emergency basis this spring. Please let us know the strengths and challenges on this anonymous survey: https://forms.gle/hdJ4X7RseMUhHjdp9 Please do the survey by June 3rd. Thanks!
5 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Please congratulate these 7th graders on their success in the Invention Convention. In addition to placing in the state, they are all moving on to the national competition. Great work Liam, Jack, and Jesse!
5 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Parents & families of LMS kids, we seek your input/feedback! Our families and educators have done amazing things with kids on an emergency basis this spring. We would love to have your feedback. Please fill out this anonymous survey by June 3rd: https://forms.gle/hdJ4X7RseMUhHjdp9 Thank you!
5 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
We’re here to help! Food boxes available.
5 months ago, Gert Nesin
Dana Maxim
May 29th, Free Drive Thru Brown Bag SUPPAH! See image for details.
5 months ago, Dana Maxim
Gert Nesin
Come check out our Little Free Library! It’s right by the main door.
6 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
There is a PTA Zoom meeting today, Wednesday, May 6 at 6:00 P.M. If you'd like to join us (and we'd like to have you!), please email Kathy Cummings for the link. kcummings63@gmail.com
6 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
This is Teacher Appreciation Day! Message a teacher in your child's life who makes or who has made a difference. It will mean so much!
6 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
LMS WILL be creating and selling a yearbook this year. Mr. Kirkland will be heading up the creation of it, with help from Ms. Henry. In order to make this a success, we will need help from students and families to fill in pictures, art work, and written pieces to represent remote learning and experiences. More information will be coming soon on submitting work and purchasing the yearbook.
6 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Looking for extra support for your 14-20-year-old teen during this time? It’s here, and it’s good. https://www.mainepublic.org/post/nami-maine-launches-teen-support-line-outbreak-beyond
6 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
8th Grade Families...Are you wondering about OT High School registration? Here is the information!
6 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Amara Francis cooked dinner for her family. Doesn't it look delicious? Share photos and stories of your kids! gert.nesin@rsu34.org
6 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
BOKS (Building Our Kids Success) is a before-school physical activity program that started earlier this year at LMS. The goal of the program is to get students active before school so that when they are in school they are focused and ready to learn. Starting on Monday (April 20) we will be posting BOKS Workout Challenge of the day every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning. They will be quick, easy and a fun way to get a quick workout in at home! Thank you to Sam Lenson, our BOKS Coordinator, for providing this opportunity.
6 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Sadie May enjoying some time at Hirundo. What is your child doing?
6 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
If you or someone you know is a SNAP recipient, and lost food because of power outages, here's some help! Please share.
6 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Some kids and families are taking advantage of opportunities to be outside and learn new skills. Joey Porter went for a 9-mile bike ride and Emma Palmer has been doing some cooking! What are you up to? Post pictures here, or send them to gert.nesin@rsu34.org.
6 months ago, Gert Nesin
Dana Maxim
LMS Parent Resource Link: Please click on the following link for LMS Parent Resources from Mrs. O'Connell https://padlet.com/traceyoconnell/19vnayrsxs0t
7 months ago, Dana Maxim
Gert Nesin
For 8th grade parents...and important letter from the high school.
7 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
We will still be delivering lunches for 7 days a week, other than April vacation—the week of April 20. Due to the stay at home directive and the increasing risk to families and employees, the delivery will look a little different, starting on Thursday, April 9. Please see below. 🍎🍎🍎UPDATE ON MEAL PICKUP AND DELIVERY: Meals will be available as usual from our tent and from our buses Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. However, rules and waivers have changed several times since we began this program, and on April 9th we will make another change. We will consolidate our efforts and start sending home one week’s worth of breakfasts and lunches on Thursdays (one exception is noted below). This will minimize exposure for everyone, but it will require some planning on the part of parents and guardians. A 7-day menu with storage and preparation instructions will be included with the meals. On Thursday, the tent will open at 10:00 AM and the buses will roll out as usual at 10:30. Each child up to and including the age of 18 will receive a bag containing components for 7 breakfasts and 7 lunches. We will repeat this process again on April 16th. 🍎Please note that April 23rd falls during Spring Break, which is an anticipated closure. We will not be sending meals out that week but will resume on April 30th and will continue weekly until the end of the school year. Right now, we are planning to start up our summer program as usual on the Monday after July 4th. More information will be shared as it becomes available. 🍎🍎🍎Application Reminder to all parents and guardians: If your income has dropped remember that you can still complete an online application for free/reduced meals at any time. New eligibility will carry through the first couple of weeks of school giving you time to get a new application in for the 2020-2021 school year. Go to www.myschoolapps.com. (link is below) Call our office if you have any questions. 207-827-3908.
7 months ago, Gert Nesin
Dana Maxim
Dear LMS Families, We are rolling out our official, required remote learning beginning this coming Monday, April 6, and this message is to help you know what to expect and how it will work. I will keep it as simple as possible. If you have questions, please email me or one of the team teachers whenever you need assistance. We may adjust as we go along, as we discover the most effective ways to learn and communicate. Your child’s work will EITHER be online OR through a packet. They will have similar goals, but not exactly the same work because the available resources are different. Online Work Each GRADE LEVEL has one Google classroom, where all work will be assigned and turned in. When you go to that classroom, there will be a learning board for the week. It will have some clearly marked required blocks, and some clearly marked optional blocks. When you click on the block, it will take you to directly to that assignment/activity. The team will create a new block for each week. Packets If your child does not have access to online work, or there are arrangements otherwise, he/she will receive a packet on Thursday or Friday that will be for the following week. Follow the directions and do the learning activities in the packet. Attendance and Work Completion Children will count as attending for the week if they complete all required work for that week. Online: Students submit all work online, and they will also receive feedback online. Packets: Students and/or parents send an email to the HOMEROOM teacher listing and BRIEFLY describing the activities completed. This email should be sent by 3:00 on Friday. They may be sent earlier, if all the work is completed. You will receive a response from the teacher. Grades and Report Cards Grades will be based on work completion, under Habits of Mind for each subject area, based on the following guidelines: DNM (Does Not Meet): Completes almost no required work PM (Partially Meets): Completes some required work MS (Meets Standard): Regularly completes all required work ES (Exceeds Standard): Regularly completes all required work, and some/all optional work Work not completed during the assigned week will not be made up later. Allowances will be made in the event of significant student or family illness. Schedule Some of the work may be scheduled at a particular time, but most of it should be flexible enough to complete when it is best for your child and family. Using whatever schedule works best for you, the work should be completed by 3:00 on Friday. Advisory Meetings Throughout the time of remote learning, teachers will hold classroom meetings through Google Meets. The purpose of the meetings is to connect with and support each other. Students are strongly encouraged to attend these meetings when they can, but it is not required. The meetings are private and will be closely monitored and supervised. Teacher Support Although we and your children certainly appreciate your support, most of the work we assign can be done independently and/or with teacher support. Team teachers and support staff will be available throughout each school day to help with questions about how to navigate the technology, assistance with the work, or just to keep a connection with the teacher. Each grade level is doing it a little differently, and will communicate with you about the schedule for their support opportunities. If you have any questions, please contact your team teachers. I am also available to answer questions. Email gert.nesin@rsu34.org or call (207) 827-3900 x1304 (me) or x1303 (Mr. Crandall. We are working from home, but messages will be forwarded to us. As always, we’re in this together! Gert Nesin Assistant Principal
7 months ago, Dana Maxim
Dana Maxim
Dear RSU #34 Schools Families, Governor Mills has announced that beginning at 12:01 a.m. this Thursday, Maine residents will be prohibited from traveling outside their homes for all but “essential personal activities” and ordered all schools closed for classroom-based instruction until May 1, 2020. This essentially continues our current operating procedures with homebound learning. Teachers are now providing students with learning opportunities, times to connect, ask questions, and receive help. That will continue. While it is impossible to predict when or if we will be able to reopen our schools and return to a normal schedule in the near future, we will be exploring additional opportunities for our students to engage in virtual activities. It is our plan that students in good standing will move to the next grade level for the 2020-2021 school year as would normally be the case. We are also considering plans, should it be necessary, to have an alternative way to honor our 2020 graduates in case a traditional ceremony isn’t possible. Seniors expecting to graduate in June of 2020 MUST be in contact with OTHS staff to successfully complete graduation requirements. We anticipate changes in our delivery model but, we will continue to offer our meals program and we encourage anyone who would like to participate to contact the RSU#34 Food Service office at 827-3908. If you are concerned with how your child is doing emotionally you can contact the NAMI MAINE HELPLINE. Their number is 800-464-5767, press 1 (helpline@namimaine.org). Here is a link to the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) and additional hotline numbers. Their direct number is (207)287-3703. Also, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any of the RSU#34 schools or the central office as well, at (207) 827-7171. Please look for information on our website, www.RSU34.org and download our app if you have not already done so. You can also use the number 2-1-1 to get general information regarding the Coronavirus outbreak in Maine. The Alton, Bradley and Old Town communities are strong, together. Eventually, life will return to normal and our students will return to school. We will have learned much that will help us to be even better as a school system. In the meantime, we will continue to rely on one another as one Coyote Strong community. Sincerely, David Walker
7 months ago, Dana Maxim
Gert Nesin
Students and families...we know we are all figuring out remote learning together. We have great leadership and guidance, from the state, from local experts and our own people, and from others who are doing this. What questions or concerns do you have as we move forward? Please post questions on our FaceBook page or email them to gert.nesin@rsu34.org. We will read them all, and send a message answering them.
7 months ago, Gert Nesin
Dana Maxim
Here's how to connect with our School Counselor Facebook Page! https://www.facebook.com/RSU34-GuidanceStudent-Services-412120629362989/
7 months ago, Dana Maxim
Dana Maxim
LMS/RSU#34, 3/30/20 Update: (Food/Resource Center): We have staff who have been working in our Resource Center bagging up food for families who need it. Please reach out to jennifer.goodwin@rsu34.org or call her at 207-370-8564 if your family is in need of food beyond our district’s meal distribution. (Updated Online Resources): We have updated our RSU #34 website with a COVID 19 section. It can currently be found by visiting rsu34.org, clicking on Menu, and then COVID 19. Soon, there will be an easy link on the homepage as well. Don’t have our app? Go to your phone’s app store and search for RSU #34 ME and download our free app.
7 months ago, Dana Maxim
Gert Nesin
We’ve had many questions about food delivery. Our busses leave OTES at 10:30, and go their regular route. They will stop at regular BUS STOPS, and deliver lunches to people waiting there. We’ve been distributing to 700-750 kids daily. Thank you Stephanie Salley and all of the awesome volunteers.
7 months ago, Gert Nesin
Dana Maxim
Hi RSU #34 families, During this time of school closures, we are all reaching for ideas and methods to continue to educate and care for our students and our community. As the school nurse for Alton, Bradley, and Leonard Middle School, I’d like to offer “virtual clinic” hours where I will be available by email from 9am – 12:00pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. This is not a service for urgent medical needs. Please contact your provider or 911 in the event of a medical emergency. I am available to connect with students, their families, and any staff member who would like to check-in or chat, discuss any minor health concerns, or assist those who need help with finding resources. I am unable to provide any diagnosis for illness or conditions, but can offer guidance and nursing assessment to those in need. Please email me if you would like to connect over any health concerns or questions. Stay well! Nurse Vanessa Vanessa Koch BSN, RN vanessa.koch@rsu34.org
7 months ago, Dana Maxim
Dana Maxim
A reminder to LMS students who need help logging into their Google account. We will use Mr. Schlaefer as an example: e-mail: 25dannyschlaefer@ms.rsu34.k12.me.us Password: 25Ds3081 The 25 is the student's year of graduation, the Ds is the student's initials and the 3081 is the student's lunch/library number. Please contact us if you have any questions about Google Classroom.
7 months ago, Dana Maxim
Dana Maxim
Hello 7th grade parents! Your student’s teachers are working on developing activities to keep your child engaged in their learning while we are not able to meet in person at LMS. To begin, this information will be delivered to students on Google Classroom. We know that this delivery will not work for all students, so we are looking for some information from you. Full implementation of distance learning begins on April 6th. We need to make these activities accessible to all. Please fill out this survey to tell us about your preference communication method and your student’s internet access: https://forms.gle/ynezrnoLb9GsWx5w5 We look forward to connecting with our students! We are missing seeing their faces each day and hope that you are all doing well. Thank you, Team 7
7 months ago, Dana Maxim
Gert Nesin
All LMS PTA meetings and activities are cancelled for now.
7 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
If your children have some thoughts or advice on making the best of these days tucked away, please share here. Or email to gert.nesin@rsu34.org. We’re all in this together!
7 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
From Dr. Jon Doty... 3/20/2020 Re: Student Learning Update Dear RSU #34 Community, Wow, what a dynamic week it’s been at homes, businesses, and schools! This is a quick update on RSU #34’s efforts to support student learning. Please understand that all future plans are based on what we know right now, and may change as guidance changes. The most important message this week and throughout the coming weeks is SLOW THE SPREAD. Here is a direct link to the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html Please help educate your kids, your family, and your community about the importance of social distancing and hygiene to SLOW THE SPREAD. Here’s our plan going forward based on what we know right now (look for updates week-by-week): *March 17th - 20th: We plan to make up the four impacted days this week as if they were snow days. Many of our staff have reached out to students one way or another to let them know we’re thinking of them! Please continue to make use of the resource packets we sent home with students on Monday to support their learning at home. *Over the weeks of March 23rd and March 30th, we plan to make up half of the impacted days as if they were snow days. That will put the last student day on Friday, June 26th, with a teacher in-service on Monday 6/29. Over those two weeks - in addition to the things sent in resource packets - our educators will be ramping up online learning experiences with students, sharing team-developed resources, and helping to address internet and device access issues family-by-family. We won’t be taking student attendance these days or collecting/assessing work, but hope to reach every child and encourage daily engagement by students. We will likely distribute more materials for home learning in coordination with our meal delivery. Our specialists such as Special Education and Chapter 104 staff will also be trying to contact each family/student to put needed supports in place for a remote learning environment. Please keep in mind that staff may be reaching out from unusual phone numbers, so callers may show up as “Private” or “Restricted” *Beginning April 6th, until we’re able to resume in person, students will be expected to participate in our full remote learning experience. We’ll share many more details in the weeks to come but will deploy this in as flexible a way as possible as we know our students may be assisting with family or neighborhood needs, caring for siblings, etc. during normal school hours. Thank you all for your efforts to support our community and our kids! We had so many volunteers to stuff packets for students on Sunday that we started turning volunteers away two minutes into the event! We have an awesome community, and together we’ll get through this. Please keep an eye out starting Monday March 23rd for school buses running each of our normal routes, delivering meals Monday through Friday. These runs will begin at 10:30 AM each day; please be patient with arrival times, especially the first few days. Anyone aged 0-18 can pick up meals. Pick up in person at Old Town High School is still an option from 10 AM to noon Monday through Friday. On Fridays at either OTHS or the bus routes we will distribute meals for the weekend. Sincerely, Dr. Jon Doty Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Jon.Doty@rsu34.org
7 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Want food? You can pick up at the high school tomorrow, 10:30 to noon. We will provide food for tomorrow and the weekend. On Monday, we begin our daily bus run deliveries. 9 buses will leave OTHS at 10:30, and follow the regular runs. Be waiting for us when we drive by--we will stop and deliver! You can also pick up at OTHS. This food is available to anyone 18 or under.
7 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Does your student need Internet access?
7 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
There is help available.
7 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
If you come to LMS or any RSU #34 building, this is the sign you will see on all of our doors. And although the building is closed, you'll still hear from us. We will post any new information on our website and the Facebook page. Throughout this shutdown if you have any questions or concerns, please call or email Mr. Crandall (david.crandall@rsu34.org, 827-3900x1303) or Dr. Nesin (gert.nesin @rsu34.org, 827-3900x1304). Be safe and be well.
7 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
If you would like to come clean out your child’s locker or pick up a work packet, we will be open until 3:00. After that, we will be completely closed to the public. Please email or call Mr. Crandall or Ms. Nesin if you have questions or need assistance. Be safe and be well.
7 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
If your child is in band at LMS and already has their instrument home, please leave the instrument at home. Do not bring it to school. They will not be playing their instruments today.
7 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
This is what community looks like. Thank you to everyone who put together packets for home learning. And thank you to Dr. Doty for organizing.
7 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
As you’ve been notified, tomorrow (Monday) will be the last student day until further notice. We will return when it is safe. Tomorrow will be a day for students to pick up their belongings, get information on home learning opportunities, and have a warm send off from teachers and friends. We will continue to be in contact, and share information throughout this shutdown, as it becomes available.
7 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
We're putting out a call for volunteers Sunday 3/15 at noon at OTES to help assemble take-home packets with some basic resources for students to engage with thinking if there's a school shutdown ordered. (these will be optional and ungraded - resources to help families keep kids engaged). If you're interested in helping please join us! Please sit this one out if you've been out of state or out of the country in the past several weeks, or have had lots of exposure to people who've traveled. Please also be sure you're symptom free before volunteering (fever, cough, sore throat, chest tightness, etc.). Thanks! Our community of support is incredible!
7 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
LMS Symphonic Band was an invited guest at the Concert for a Cure at the Collins Center for the Arts on March 10. They joined Brewer Community School and the University of Maine Concert Band. The concert raised $2304 for Champion the Cure.
8 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
It was just a little windy at bus duty today!
8 months ago, Gert Nesin
LMS Athletics
As of this morning the Maine Principals Association issued a decision on the start of spring sports. In summary, the spring sports seasons for all high school activities in Maine will begin Monday, April, 27, over the concerns related to the spread of COVID-19. Our LMS middle school programming will follow this schedule of events as well. With this decision, modified spring sports schedules will be worked on by our leagues. As more decisions are finalized, our event calendar will be updated. Of course, as the situation evolves, more updates will be provided as needed or as they come in. Thank you.
8 months ago, LMS Athletics
Dana Maxim
7th grade would like to announce the Invention Convention top 10--- These 3 students will represent LMS at Big Gig Jr: Jesse B. for Therma Cup, Miles F. for Environment a Mower, and Abigail R. for Sippy Clip. The other top 7 students were Teg C. for Blue Shoe, Liam M. for Everlaster, Madison C. for Eco Can, Jack M. for Ski Brake, Gabe C. for Talk Box, Amara F. for Trash Tracker and Kylee M. for Sleep Bot. Congratulations to all!!!
8 months ago, Dana Maxim
Gert Nesin
Ms. Nelson and her Coyote U cooking class made pasta this week.
8 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
7th Grade Top Inventions—Congratulations!
8 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Congratulations to the following LMS musicians who had a great month of February. We'd like to thank these students for their hard work, leadership, improvement, and musical talents: Sophie Morin, 8th Brittany Stoddard, 8th Sadie May, 7th Liam Murphy, 7th Addie Trefts, 6th Griffen Henderson, 6th
8 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Dr. Noah Nesin, M. D., PCHC Vice President of Medical Affairs, recommends the following in regard to COVID-19: “New cases of COVID-19 are increasing rapidly in the US but we [slow the spread]. Wash your hands frequently, cover your cough, try to stay 3 feet away from other people, avoid sick people, avoid crowds, don't travel if it is not necessary, warm waves should replace handshakes, stay home if you're sick, and if you are sick and need healthcare, call ahead to your doctor's office for advice.”
8 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
PTA Meeting this Wednesday, March 11, 6:00 in the LMS library. Come join us!
8 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
We had a good time at our annual Glow Dance tonight. We danced all of our assembly dances. All proceeds went to local cancer research. Big thanks to DJ Keegan!
8 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Mr. Robertson and Ms. Nesin are twinsies...and they didn’t even plan it!
8 months ago, Gert Nesin
Dana Maxim
Our LMS Unified Basketball team competed in their first game at Reeds Brook yesterday! There was a lot of teamwork, fair play, and learning happening and we are already looking forward to our next game at Brewer next Thursday! Go Coyotes!!!
8 months ago, Dana Maxim
Gert Nesin
Our LMS Jazz Concert has been postponed to Tuesday, March 17, 7:00 at Minsky Hall at the University of Maine. What a great way to spend St. Patrick’s Day!
8 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
The University of Maine Track and Field Team came to visit our BOKS program this morning. They're doing some great activities with the kids!
8 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Old Town Little League try-outs, coming right up!
8 months ago, Gert Nesin
LMS Athletics
Sign-up for LMS spring sports by going to the following link: https://forms.gle/hwie6HH9SDHKtMxB9 See Mr. M if you have any questions. Forms can be downloaded by clicking on Menu and then documents on our website or mobile app
8 months ago, LMS Athletics
Gert Nesin
Today, the LMS Jazz Ensemble had the privilege of a two hour clinic with my long-time friend and colleague, Craig Skeffington. An Old Town native, Craig has worked hard and made himself known nationally as a composer, performer, and teacher. He will also be one of the newest inductees into the OTHS Hall of Fame in May. We recently commissioned Craig to write a piece for the LMS Jazz Ensemble. We had the honor of working on said piece with him today and we will premier it next week in our concert. It will go on sale nation-wide soon. Craig worked the kids hard, made us laugh, and we learned tons.
8 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Team Pamola invited Secretary of State Matt Dunlap to talk about Maine's Bicentennial.
8 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
No school today. See you tomorrow!
8 months ago, Gert Nesin
Dana Maxim
Congratulations to the LMS Girls Basketball Team on winning the 2020 EMMSL Championship Saturday night! The team finished 12-0 and we are very proud of how they represented LMS all season long. Way to go Coyotes!!!
9 months ago, Dana Maxim
Gert Nesin
LMS PTA meeting is Wednesday, February 12, at 6:00 PM in the LMS Library. Newcomers are welcome!
9 months ago, Gert Nesin
LMS Athletics
Congratulations to the LMS Girls Basketball Team for a great semi-final win over Nokomis Middle School yesterday! A huge thank you to the fans, especially our student section and staff members, who showed up to support the girls. The team will play for the championship vs Cohen at Brewer High School, 7:30 pm Friday or the same time Saturday evening if the weather does not cooperate. Way to go Coyotes!!!
9 months ago, LMS Athletics
LMS Athletics
Tomorrow's LMS Girls Basketball Semi-final matchup against Nokomis will start at 4:30 pm instead of 5:30 pm. The winner of this game will play in the EMMSL championship on Friday at Brewer High School either at 5:30 or 7:30 depending on the other game's outcome.
9 months ago, LMS Athletics
Dana Maxim
Congratulations to our LMS Cheerleaders who placed 2nd in their division on Saturday at Bangor a High School. Also a shout out to Emma and Peyton for making the All-Spirit Team! Thank you for a great season and all your hard work!!! Go Coyotes!
9 months ago, Dana Maxim
Gert Nesin
Our BOKS kids worked out this morning with some of the Black Bear football team. And welcome back to Andre Miller!
9 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Cooking with Ms. Nelson
9 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
BOKS (Building Our Kids' Success) started this week at Leonard Middle School. Physical activity first thing in the morning, and academic success during the day!
9 months ago, Gert Nesin
LMS Athletics
Congratulations to our LMS Cheerleaders who placed third in their division at the GOLDEN BUCKS INVITATIONAL! Their third and final competition is next Saturday at Bangor High School starting at 11 am. Way to go Coyotes!!!
9 months ago, LMS Athletics
Gert Nesin
Our winter chorus concert was a huge success. Thank you to Mrs. Priest, Mrs. Lander, our UMaine helpers, and especially to all the students and their families.
9 months ago, Gert Nesin
LMS Athletics
Both LMS basketball teams finished their regular season yesterday with victories over the Reeds Brook Rebels. The girls finished with a 10-0 record seeding them #1 in the upcoming tournament. The boys team finished the season 6-4 with a 4th or 5th seed to be determined later this week. Congrats to both teams and good luck in the league tournament!
9 months ago, LMS Athletics
Dana Maxim
The LMS Cheerleaders placed third in their first competition of season in Brewer on Friday. The team was 1 point out of second place in the large school division. Way to go Coyotes!!!
9 months ago, Dana Maxim
Gert Nesin
Our chorus concert is postponed to next Thursday, January 23, 7:00 PM at Minsky Hall, UMaine.
9 months ago, Gert Nesin
LMS Athletics
All after school activities are canceled today for LMS! Please drive safe.
9 months ago, LMS Athletics
LMS Athletics
LMS had a couple of well played basketball games yesterday at Cohen with the girls team staying undefeated with a 33-23 victory. The LMS boys team fell short to Cohen 41-28, bringing them to 4-4 on the season. Both teams are in action at Bucksport on Friday with the boys game starting at 3:30. Go Coyotes!
9 months ago, LMS Athletics
LMS Athletics
Both LMS basketball teams came away with victories yesterday at OTES over the JFD school of Bangor. Both teams played well with all players contributing to the victories. Next game is at Cohen on Tuesday, January 14th at 3:30 with the girls getting things started. Way to go Coyotes!
10 months ago, LMS Athletics
LMS Athletics
LMS basketball competed at home yesterday with the girls team coming away with a 45-25 victory and the boys team falling to a tough Nokomis team 64-36. Next action for the Coyotes is Wednesday at home vs the Doughty team with the boys getting things started at 3:30 followed by the girls.
10 months ago, LMS Athletics
Gert Nesin
Do you want to build a snowman? Our 8th graders spent their recess building this one!
10 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Our 6th graders played human chess with Ms. Whedon and Mr. Kirkland during one of the Friday electives.
10 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Our next PTA meeting is Wednesday, January 8, at 6:00 P.M. the LMS library. Please come!
10 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Congratulations to the following LMS musicians (photo attached) who had a great month of December. We'd like to thank these students for their hard work, leadership, improvement, and musical talents. 8th Grade: Sidney Staples, Clive Haverkamp 7th Grade: Mikayla Johnston, Cameron Rackliffe 6th Grade: Maya Boyington, Cooper Neely
10 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Last Thursday, Team Pamola visited the Holocaust Human Rights Center and the Statehouse.
10 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
What a beautiful day to kick off our holiday vacation! School resumes on Thursday, January 2.
10 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Our monthly assembly yesterday—celebration and fun!
10 months ago, Gert Nesin
LMS Athletics
Both LMS basketball teams came away with victories in Wednesday action against Hermon. The girls won 50-32, bringing their record to 5-0 going into break. The boys team pulled out a 38-35 victory, which gives them a 3-2 record. After break the teams will resume play with a home game on 1/6 against Nokomis. Go Coyotes!!!
10 months ago, LMS Athletics
David Crandall
Champion
10 months ago, David Crandall
Gert Nesin
Our 8th grade musicians spent time performing at Dirigo Pines this morning. The residents loved it!
10 months ago, Gert Nesin
LMS Athletics
The LMS basketball teams had their home opener Monday with ta victory for the girl's with a total team effort. The boys fell to a tough Cohen team but played hard throughout. Both teams are in action on Wednesday at Hermon with the boys starting things off at 3:30. Go Coyotes!
10 months ago, LMS Athletics
LMS Athletics
On Wednesday the LMS girls and boys basketball teams traveled to JFDS in Bangor and came away with a couple of victories! Today the teams have their sport pictures and on Monday they have their home opener at OTES with the boys team getting things started at 3:30. Way to go Coyotes!!!
11 months ago, LMS Athletics
LMS Athletics
LMS Basketball traveled to Brewer Monday and came away with a couple victories. The boys won 48-39 and the girls 54-17. The teams travel to Doughty on Weds with the girls team starting things off at 3:30. Way to go Coyotes!!!
11 months ago, LMS Athletics
Gert Nesin
Our most excellent SCHOOL counselor, Mrs. O'Connell, and her school counselor conference.
11 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Congratulations to the following LMS musicians who had a great month of November. We'd like to thank these students for their hard work, leadership, improvement, and musical talents:
11 months ago, Gert Nesin
LMS Athletics
LMS Basketball traveled to Ellsworth yesterday and our girls pulled out a 37-34 victory. Our boys battled hard to a tough team and fell 67-39. Our next game is Monday at Brewer. Go Coyotes!!!
11 months ago, LMS Athletics
Gert Nesin
No school today. Be safe!
11 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Our November assembly was a hit!
11 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Operation Breaking Stereotypes met up at LMS on Thursday. Here the participants from LMS, Orono MS, and Indian Island are talking with some of the community leaders.
11 months ago, Gert Nesin
David Crandall
Due to a change in plans the Krispy Kreme’s will actually be arriving around 3:00 today. Donuts can be picked up as early as 3:30.. Sorry for the time changes and hope this makes things easier for some of the people that ordered. Thank you for supporting the LMS PTA Angela Porter
11 months ago, David Crandall
Gert Nesin
If you ordered Krispy Kreme doughnuts, you can pick them up fresh at Leonard Middle School on Friday, November 22, between 5:00 and 7:00 P.M.
11 months ago, Gert Nesin
David Crandall
Change in the menu on November 26
11 months ago, David Crandall
Gert Nesin
Some Coyote U fun before school! Felting and gaming.
11 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Our phones are working again. Thank you to IT for the quick fix!
12 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Friday, November 15 8:30 AM Our phone system is down this morning, for an undetermined amount of time. We’ll let you know when it’s back up. If you need to reach us, please email gert.nesin@rsu34.org
12 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
PTA meeting TODAY (Wednesday), 6:00 - 7:00 P.M. in the LMS library. Please join us!
12 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Our LMS PTA is selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Orders are due on November 20, with pickup on the evening of November 22. Contact Kathy Cummings kcummings63@gmail.com or Angela Porter angela.porter@rsu34.org. They will also take orders at LMS on Thursday, November 14, 4 - 7 P.M.
12 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
LMS Night at Governor’s Restaurant hosted by our PTA. Monday, November 4, 4:00-8:00 PM. Dine in or take out. Treat yourself to some delicious food and support our school!
12 months ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Picture retakes today!
12 months ago, Gert Nesin
LMS Athletics
Calling all LMS students, the dance floor awaits you from 7-9 tonight!!! DJ Keegan Plourde is ready to rock the gym...
almost 1 year ago, LMS Athletics
Gert Nesin
Halloween Dance! Sponsored by PTA. Thursday, October 31, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, LMS Gym
almost 1 year ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
LMS Book Fair is next week, October 21 - 25, 7:45 AM to 1:45 PM in the library. Come often!
about 1 year ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Congratulations to our September Musicians of the Month! (Missing from the photo: Emma Trefts)
about 1 year ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
PTA meeting is Wednesday in the LMS library 6:00 -7:00 PM.
about 1 year ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Garden Club harvesting delicious carrots from our garden.
about 1 year ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Thank you, LMS PTA, for supporting us at Riverfest. That was some DELICIOUS mac and cheese!
about 1 year ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Our 8th graders are at the Common Ground Fair today.
about 1 year ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
THIS WEEK ONLY! DOUBLE BOXTOPS! Purchase products by 9-22-19 and scan your receipt. This is for people that have the app. If yo do not have the app, please download it.
about 1 year ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
The LMS PTA needs YOUR help at Riverfest! Please sign up to cook macaroni and cheese, and/or work at the booth at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050F4FA9A829AAF94-riverfest1 Thank you!
about 1 year ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Our first PTA meeting for this year will be on Thursday, September 19, 6:00 - 7:00 P.M. in the LMS Library. Please join us!
about 1 year ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
What does it look like when an entire school does the Cha Cha Slide at the end of an assembly? Like this!
about 1 year ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
WE NEED YOU! RSU #34 is always looking for "guest educators" to join our team! We have a number of fantastic educators on our staff who began with us as substitutes, got hooked on kids, realized they could make a difference, and built their careers with us! We're offering two trainings next week, and you can apply on-site at each. Please see the dates, times, and locations in the image! With employment questions please contact Angela Porter (angela.porter@rsu34.org)
about 1 year ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Picture day today!
about 1 year ago, Gert Nesin
David Crandall
Quiet reading in the library during our extended day this morning.
about 1 year ago, David Crandall
Gert Nesin
And more extended day activities at LMS.
about 1 year ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
What's going on at Leonard Middle School during our extended day? Lots of great stuff!
about 1 year ago, Gert Nesin
LMS Athletics
Our LMS Field Hockey team got the fall season off to a competitive start at Brewer last nigh under the lights. The A team played to a 0-0 tie and our developmental team won 2-1! Way to go Coyotes!!!
about 1 year ago, LMS Athletics
Gert Nesin
Open House and Ice Cream Social Wednesday 6:00-7:00 PM in the LMS gym. Please come grab an ice cream and meet the teachers!
about 1 year ago, Gert Nesin
David Crandall
Seventh grade River Runners met this morning for the first official meeting during our new extended day. Tomorrow morning, Robotics.
about 1 year ago, David Crandall
Gert Nesin
Our phones are functioning again.
about 1 year ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Our phone system is not working this morning. You can call in, but will not be able to hear us talking. We will let you know when this issue has been resolved. Thank you for your patience.
about 1 year ago, Gert Nesin
David Crandall
Friday unified arts classes are electives for our students. Here you see some students enjoying robotics and indoor games. Maybe we should rename Friday to Fun Fridays.
about 1 year ago, David Crandall
Gert Nesin
Our fire alarm company is here testing alarms. There is NOT a fire or any emergency.
about 1 year ago, Gert Nesin
David Crandall
This link is our Maine Commissioner of Education Pender Makin's back to school welcome. The video you will shows some great musicians from LMS at the 58 second mark. https://maine.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a582edd6473e477ef6307c769&id=9e1ad4c1a6&e=86e6eca0a1
about 1 year ago, David Crandall
LMS Athletics
Today, 8/29, due to soggy fields there will be no LMS soccer or field hockey clinics today. Football chalk talk and the cross country clinic are still a go. Please pass this along to others as not all families are receiving notifications yet. Thank you!
about 1 year ago, LMS Athletics
David Crandall
RSU 34 New Staff
about 1 year ago, David Crandall
Gert Nesin
LMS Staff—excited to start the year!
about 1 year ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Community members! Please go to the LMS community garden and pick the green beans. They are ready to go and there are many varieties. While you’re there, grab some herbs and some tomatoes.
about 1 year ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
LMS representing at Champion the Cure. Team RUSH raised over $8000 for local cancer support and research.
about 1 year ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Our new bus schedule is out. At LMS, students may arrive at 8:00, they go to home rooms at 8:20, and we start at 8:30. Walkers and athletes will be dismissed at 3:05, followed by bussers. More details in Community Connections. https://5il.co/9hnk
about 1 year ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
The 23rd year of Old Town Summer Band Camp is underway!
about 1 year ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
A huge THANK YOU to Dick Andren at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge for an amazing day of learning last week. We also appreciate the support from Jenn Goodwin, School Community Coordinator for RSU34, for organizing and planning our trip! Students enjoyed a program led by Dick on how human communities are like forest communities. We ended our visit with a fun scavenger hunt of items from the forest!
about 1 year ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
LMS summer school learners are becoming great caretakers of our school garden! Yesterday, we harvested basil, mint, garlic scapes, and rosemary. A few green beans right off the plant were a nice snack while we worked. We are learning about the unique smells of herbs, garden pests, and effective gardening techniques.
about 1 year ago, Gert Nesin
David Crandall
LMS Invention Convention finalists that participated in Big Gig, Jr. this spring were invited to make a guest appearance on Greenlight Maine! The episode was recorded at Husson University on Monday, July 15th, 2019 and is scheduled to air in September. Pictured from left to right are Zoe Yerxa, Jenelle Sanchez, and Brianna Engstrom, Leslie Poake (Junior Achievement of Maine Board Member), and Julene Gervais (Greenlight Maine Host).
over 1 year ago, David Crandall
David Crandall
Thank you to Nicole Vachon from FAME (Finance Authority of Maine) for her awesome presentation about college and career readiness! Students learned about contests, scholarships, and savings accounts that they can be participating in right now as middle schoolers. Melissa (Lewis) Zabierek
over 1 year ago, David Crandall
LMS Athletics
LMS Athletic reminders: Fall Sports Sign-up Link: https://forms.gle/9YydhqGbGrMvm34s7 All forms can be found on our website under documents. Start dates are the following: Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer and Field Hockey (Clinics 8/20, 21, 22, 27, 28 ,29 from 4-5:30) Tryouts 9/4, 5, & 6 Cross Country (Clinics 8/20, 21, 22, 27, 28 ,29 from 3-4) Practice Starts 9/4 Football (Practice starts 8/19 3-4:45 @LMS)
over 1 year ago, LMS Athletics
LMS Athletics
OT Sports is happy to partner with NLAT and offer our student athletes in-house physicals on Aug. 14th from 8-12. Students will need a $10 dollar check made out to RSU34 & a parent/guardian if under the age of 18. This is offered to LMS & OTHS students. NLAT will provide all other needed paperwork. If interested, please come to the lobby area at OTHS.
over 1 year ago, LMS Athletics
David Crandall
LMS students from our summer Coyote U programs visited the Old Town Public Library, Old Town Fire Department, and Old Town Police Department this morning. Students had excellent questions and learned more about the history of our town. Thank you to Officer King, Deputy Chief Baker, Ms. Pool, and Mr. Lucas.
over 1 year ago, David Crandall
Gert Nesin
Thank you, Hutchins Greenhouse for all these donated plants and flowers! And thank you, Mrs. O’Connell, for getting them and planting them.
over 1 year ago, Gert Nesin
Gert Nesin
Watch this song and video created by our Operation Breaking Stereotypes group, co-led by Mrs. O’Connell. https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=6JpZOK8K8_Y
over 1 year ago, Gert Nesin
David Crandall
New to LMS, this happy pair are our new P E teacher Lucas Grinnell and our new assistant principal Dr. Gert Nesin
over 1 year ago, David Crandall
Craig Hanson
LMS Music Dates for 2019/20: https://5il.co/896v
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
LMS Athletics
LMS would like to recognize the following 30 eighth graders, 20 seventh graders, and 18 sixth graders for earning a scholar athlete award at their year end assemblies recently. Way to go Coyotes and we hope you keep working hard in as well as out of the classroom! 8th--Scholar Athletes: Natalie Baker, Ian Benson, Brooklynne Blockler, Hunter Clukey, Owen Cote, Izabella Damboise, Xander Doty, Taylor Dow, Mark Gaetani, Gabriel Gifford, Spencer Gordon, Josh Harvey, Eva Holt, Kayleigh Johnston, Andrew Koch, Conner May, Tyler Nash, Olivia Neely, Sophia Nepton, Keegan Plourde, Cassidy Rackliffe, Annie Roach, Jordan Spencer, Abby Swedberg, Patrick Sylantys, Nate Tibbits, Kayleigh, Wagner, Grace Willey, Myah Worster, Lily Young 7th--Scholar Athletes: Morgan Davis, Alexis DeGrasse, Ben Dickey, Makayla Emerson, Danica Flewelling, Brady Fournier, Clive Haverkamp, Ayla Lawrence, Jackson Lizzotte, Brendan Mahaney, Hannah Marsh, Owen Rand, Ethan Roach, Norah Sanborn, Carter Sevigny, Brea Smickle, Sidney Staples, Emma Trefts, Preston Vose, Zoe Yerxa 6th--Scholar Athletes: Lucas Bartkiewicz, Emmitt Byther, Allyson Caron, Teg Coiley, Samuel Cote, Emma Doucette, Claire Gaetani, Mikayla Johnston, Savanna Lolar, Liz Magoon, Jack Marquis, Sadie May, Lily Mickel, Grace Milligan, Robert Murray, Paige Oakes, Kaiden Plourde, Kameron Plourde
over 1 year ago, LMS Athletics
Craig Hanson
LMS Trimester 3 Report Cards will be mailed home. We are printing them now and they will be mailed by Friday this week.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Dreams by Janice is offering an after school program next year. Please see the attached flyer for more information about this great opportunity for students.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
We had a fantastic 8th grade assembly, field day and HS step-up day. 8th graders do not need to attend school tomorrow, 6/18. We look forward to a great last day (1/2 day) with our 6th and 7th graders. Dismissal at 11:15am.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Field day kick off!
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Looking forward to our 8th grade assembly from 8:30-9:30 tomorrow morning. Field day will follow. 8th graders then go to the high school for step-up day in the afternoon and are dismissed from the high school.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
David Crandall
A quick reminder, the last day of school is Tuesday June 18 and dismissal from LMS will be at 11:15.
over 1 year ago, David Crandall
Craig Hanson
Leonard Middle School musicians Cassidy Rackliffe (8th grade) and Aiden Palmer (7th grade) earned “Outstanding Musician” awards at the University of New Hampshire Jazz Festival this spring. Both students performed beautifully on two instruments; Cassidy on bass guitar/tuba and Aiden on bass guitar/clarinet. The UNH Jazz Festival is very selective when presenting this award. This is the first time in LMS history that two students have received it the same year. Congratulations Cassidy and Aiden!
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
LMS 8th graders are packed up and ready for their overnight at Camp Jordan! We leave at 8:30 today.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
7th and 8th grade hiking elective groups on their capstone trip to Schoodic Mountain in Hancock, Maine! Great weather and great kids.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
The LMS 8th grade attended the 25th annual Career Fair at The United Technology Center in Bangor. There were about 400 students. Local school counselors spent the year planning the event and there were 60 presenters.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
A reminder that there is no chorus concert this evening.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Our 6th graders traveled to Portland this week to visit the Osher Map Library and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. For some, it was their first ever trip to Portland. For all, the learning was rich and hands on.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Our chorus concert, originally planned for Monday, June 3rd, has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Skateboard club is one of the many offerings during our EEE, exploration, enrichment, extended learning opportunities. A passionate student approached a teacher with an idea and together, they made it a reality! Shout out to Daymion and Mr. Jay. And don’t worry, they all wear protective equipment.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Lots of exciting things happening at Leonard Middle School today. 6th graders heading to Portland to visit the Osher Map Library and GMRI, 8th grade Career Fair at UTC, and then “Stuff That Matters” presentations all afternoon! Another day in the life an LMS student.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
We just had a fire alarm at the middle school, it was a false alarm. All clear and back to learning.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Bring some cash for the bake sale going on this evening during Open House.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Don't forget, LMS Open House tonight from 6-7pm.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Coke Rewards will be doubled between 5-21 until 5-28. Caps will be 10 cents and the box tabs will be 20 cents. If you do not want to log them in yourself then bring them to Kathy Cummings at the LMS school office. Proceeds benefit LMS students directly!
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Our LMS phone system is down at the moment. The phone company is currently working to restore service.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
LMS Athletics
Baseball/Softball Schedule Update: We try hard to avoid scheduling conflicts at LMS. Due to the weather and Brewer hosting a high school prelim game, our night games @ Brewer will now be played on 6/3 at 6:30pm. Our game vs Bucksport has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts. We are sorry for any inconvenience, but mother nature seems to have her own schedule this spring. Thank you.
over 1 year ago, LMS Athletics
Craig Hanson
LMS Open House is this Thursday, 5/22 from 6-7pm. Grades 6 and 7 will be hosting an open house and showcase. 8th grade will be discussing the Camp Jordan trip and requests that all parent volunteers attend.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
LMS Athletics
LMS Athletics today 5/21: Almquist Track Championship 3:30 at OTHS and spectators should arrive after 3pm, NO Baseball practice due to field conditions. Softball practice is still on today.
over 1 year ago, LMS Athletics
LMS Athletics
Due to potential weather and field conditions, today's LMS BB and SB games @ Doughty are canceled with no make up date. There will be no practice today as well.
over 1 year ago, LMS Athletics
LMS Athletics
ALMQUIST Meet Update - due to predicted weather and severe conditions - the MS ALMQUIST track meet has been moved to Tuesday, May 21st at 3:30 PM. Track practice will be at LMS today from 2:50-4 pm.
over 1 year ago, LMS Athletics
Craig Hanson
Though the weather appears to be clearing, we will need to cancel baseball and softball games that were scheduled for this afternoon due to field conditions at Cohen. We will do our best to reschedule but do not have a date at this time.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Track practice will be cancelled today, 5/17. Baseball and softball games at Cohen are still on at this time but I will provide an update on those games by 1pm today. Fingers crossed for clearing weather in Bangor.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
LMS Athletics
LMS practices for today 5/14: No baseball practice, Softball practice 3-4:30 in the gym, Track practice at LMS from 3-4. Thank you.
over 1 year ago, LMS Athletics
Craig Hanson
Trimester 3 progress reports will be sent home with students today, 5/10/19.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
LMS Athletics
Track practice today, 5/7/19, will be at LMS from 3 to 4:30
over 1 year ago, LMS Athletics
LMS Athletics
Due to the forecast later today, LMS BB and SB games vs Brewer will be rescheduled to tomorrow, 5/8, 4pm at LMS. There will be no practices today as well.
over 1 year ago, LMS Athletics
Craig Hanson
Congratulations to the following LMS musicians who had a great month of April. We'd like to thank these students for their hard work, leadership, improvement, and musical talents: Cassidy Rackliffe, 8th Ian Benson, 8th Sidney Staples, 7th Courtney Spencer, 7th Kenzie Fickett, 6th Kylee Murray, 6th
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Our students are caring and compassionate and some go above and beyond to show it! Following the tragic death of Detective Ben Campbell in early April , 7th grade student Emma Sirois encouraged the students at LMS to send cards of encouragement and sympathy to the Maine State Police Force. Pictured below is Emma presenting cards to Lt. Hashey.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
8th graders will take the Science MEA tomorrow and Wednesday. Please try to limit dismissals during the morning on those days.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
8th grade families, this is a plea for your involvement in our end-of-year 8th grade trip to Camp Jordan. We rely heavily on parent volunteers, both during the day activities and especially for the overnight stay. Here is the link to sign up for volunteering. https://goo.gl/forms/OyLi2ABnkCAGGAwN2 For more information, please contact Gert Nesin at gert.nesin@rsu34.org.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Next week’s resource center will be Wednesday May 1st from 2:30-4:00 due to changes with Good Shepherds schedule. If you cannot make those hours but would like to utilize the resource center please contact our Community Coordinator Jennifer Goodwin @ 827-2508 or Jennifer.goodwin@rsu34.org
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Don't forget to place your bid for the LMS-PTA silent auction. The auction ends at 8PM on Friday, 4/26 and item pickup is from 10-2 on Saturday, 4/27 right here at LMS. www.32auctions.com/LMS2019
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
!st picture: 7th Grade teacher Shelly Tuttle with participating students- Zoe Yerxa, Jenelle Sanchez, and Bri Engstrom at the Big Gig Jr. competition on April 23 at the Bangor Arts Exchange. All 3 students were presented with awards and the school was presented with a 500 dollar award for participation in the event. 2nd picture- Big Gig Event coordinators Evan Richert and Leslie Poake present Big Gig Jr. winner Zoe Yerxa with 1st place prize for her invention The Sharp Shovel.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
LMS Athletics
4/23:TRACK: Today's track meet at Brewer has been rescheduled to 4/25 same time and place. No practice today and practice tomorrow is at LMS. BASEBALL: Practice today from 3-4:30 in the gym. SOFTBALL: NO practice today. ALL TEAMS have sport pictures tomorrow at LMS.
over 1 year ago, LMS Athletics
Craig Hanson
Our LMS-PTA is hosting a silent auction. The auction is entirely online and items can be viewed here: www.32auctions.com/LMS2019 We are so thankful of our parent group and the hard work of Kathy Cummings who has led the effort. Please support a great cause and place some bids. There are dozens of amazing items donated by area businesses and individuals.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
We are proud of how hard our students worked on the eMPowerME test this year. Each student earned tickets for focus and engagement while they tested. Today, they use those tickets to buy food, prizes and t-shirts. There are games everywhere and the eMPowerME Fest is in full swing. We are proud of our students.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
We have great news. LMS is having it's 1st annual online auction starting Monday April 22 @ 5 a.m. through Friday April 26th @ 8 p.m. We are raising money for the PTA to help the kids with activities, field trips, etc. Area and far away businesses have donated to our auction. Go onto our site and check out the items early so you can see what we have. We will accept items up to the time of the auction if anyone has an item they would like to donate. Once the Auction is over with I will have your item(s) that you won at LMS the next day Saturday April 27th from 10-1. We will take cash or check. The site is: www.32auctions.com/LMS2019 If anyone has any questions please contact me kcummings63@gmail.com
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Dana Maxim
The LMS Civil Rights Team is hosting a reverse bottle drive April 22-May 10. Bring your bottles to LMS and give them to a civil rights team member or Ms. Henry or Mrs. O’Connell. We will be adding to our account at Mahan’s to raise money for our state conference and other needs. If you want to take your bottle directly to Mahan’s just say “ Put my bottles on the LMS Civil Rigths Team Account!!!! Thanks in advance.
over 1 year ago, Dana Maxim
Craig Hanson
This week is spirit week and today was Wacky Wednesday! Tomorrow is Character Day and Friday is wear school colors day.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
No school today in RSU 34. 4/8/19
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Planning for our 8th grade class trip to Camp Jordan is well underway. We ask that parents/guardians of 8th grade students follow this link (https://5il.co/74wy) to read about how they can be involved with the trip and to sign up for a volunteer role. We have dozens of jobs that need to be filled in order to pull off the trip. Thank you in advance for your support of this great opportunity for our students.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
The 8th grade Cathedral Team went skiing with MOEP today and had a blast. We had several first time skiers and the positive vibes and encouragement were everywhere as students cheered on their peers. The sense of community was palpable and we couldn’t be more proud of how our students represented Leonard Middle School while on the trip.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Xander Doty was at Portland for the Marshwoods New England wrestling tournament 3/30/2019 and took first. He is the New England champion. Won all four rounds and brought the trophy home. We are so proud of our champion!
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Congratulations to the following LMS musicians who had a great month of March. We'd like to thank these students for their hard work, leadership, improvement, and musical talents: Michele Francis, 8th Ethan Mushero, 8th Josie Bishop, 7th Laith Al-Fdeilat, 7th Emily Wheeler, 6th Nate Baker, 6th
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Dana Maxim
Online Auction Information!
over 1 year ago, Dana Maxim
Craig Hanson
Trimester 2 report cards will be sent home this afternoon with your student. Please review the report card and refer to our "Interpreting the Standards-Based Report Card" FAQ if you are having trouble understanding the proficiency-based scoring. Take a close look at Habits of Citizenship and Habits of Work. Students that do well in these areas typically thrive and meet or exceed academic standards. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/223470/Interpreting_the_Standards-Based_Report_Card_-_Google_Docs.pdf
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Yesterday, LMS students wrapped up their last day of regularly scheduled State testing. We are very proud of the effort our students put into a rigorous three days of challenging tests.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Dana Maxim
The LMS Unified Basketball Team concluded their season last night down in Belfast! All 3 schools made a great showing. So proud of these student athletes who did a great job representing our school and community! Way to go Coyotes!
over 1 year ago, Dana Maxim
Craig Hanson
LMS is celebrating World Down Syndrome Day by wearing crazy, colorful socks. #WEARLOTSOFSOCKS
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
8th Grade Cathedral Team will not be going skiing this Friday, as planned. It’s supposed to be pouring rain. We have rescheduled to Wednesday, April 3—leaving at 8:40 and returning by 2:30. River Runners will be going on their trip, as planned.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Old Town High School will host student registration tonight at 6PM.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
L.M.S. Math Team will meet this Wed. (3/20) from 2:45-3:45 in Mr. Schlaefer's room (124). Hope to see you all there. We will do some practice problems and plan for our trip to Eastern Maine Community College on Tuesday, April 30th. Snacks will be provided!
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Teddy S. qualified for the Maine GeoBee and has been invited to UMF to compete at the State level. Go Teddy!
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
eMPowerME State testing begins tomorrow. Please make sure that your student is well rested and fueled up with a good breakfast as they come into school each morning. As much as possible, please limit absences and dismissals for the rest of this week. If you know in advance of a dismissal, please communicate that with your student's advisor.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
We are so proud of our LMS Inventors! Old Town represented well at the Maine State Invention Convention on Saturday. Zoe Yerxa placed 3rd in the 7th Grade Division and Brendan Mahaney placed 1st in the 7th Grade Division. Way to go Coyotes!
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
BAW as a team finished 3rd out of 15 teams. All four LMS wrestlers qualified for states! Xander 2nd, Geo 3rd, Sam and Robbie both 4th. On to Belfast next Saturday with 9 out of 16 of our kids qualifying.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
LMS yearbooks are on sale now! They are $25.00 with name personalization included. Order forms will be sent home with students or you can order online at: www.schoolannual.com Click on "Buy your student's yearbook" and enter school name, city, and state.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Dana Maxim
Congratulations to LMS, Ridgeview, and Troy Howard Schools for an awesome afternoon of MS unified basketball. Sportsmanship, fun, along with some great dancing was displayed throughout the game! Thank you everyone who came out to support all these athletes! Go Coyotes!
over 1 year ago, Dana Maxim
Dana Maxim
The LMS Symphonic Band performed in UM’s Concert for a Cure last night on the Collins Center Stage. After each of the performances, all of the bands combined on the stage for a final piece featuring 260 musicians. Great music for a great cause. Bravo!
over 1 year ago, Dana Maxim
Craig Hanson
Concert for a Cause at the Collins Center this week!
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
LMS Athletics
Our first LMS Unified basketball game was a huge success yesterday up at Ridgeview Community School. Thank you to all participants for their hard work, being great teammates, and their sportsmanship! Go Coyotes!
over 1 year ago, LMS Athletics
Craig Hanson
Two important updates/reminders: Due to the Old Town-Orono Hockey team making the regional finals, the OTHS open house has been moved to: March 13th from 6 – 7:30 PM. Students in RSU#34 do not have school on Friday this week as it is a professional development day for our staff.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
The LMS-PTA will meet on Tuesday, 3/5 at 6PM.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Due to the snow day today, Team Precipice (Bedard/Jay) will be going cross-country skiing and snowshoeing with MOEP on Tuesday instead of Team Cathedral (Marquis/McKinley). http://meoutdooreducation.org/our-programs/skiing-snowshoeing/
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Congratulations to the following LMS musicians who had a great month of February. We'd like to thank these students for their hard work, leadership, improvement, and musical talents: Isaiah Brissette-Hatch, 8th Samuel Brissette-Hatch, 8th Ayla Lawrence, 7th Noah Nickerson, 7th Kaiden Plourde, 6th Kameron Plourde, 6th
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
These Leonard Middle School Invention Convention top 6 students will represent LMS at the Maine Science Festival in Bangor on Saturday, March 16th. Congratulations! Light Up Purse- Brianna Engstrom Fllp O Glasses- Janelle Sanchez Sharp Shovel – Zoey Yerxa Ballet Sock- -River Felchman Ice O Trap-Brendan Mahaney
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
This Saturday Bangor Area Wrestling will be attending the Pine Tree League East-West crossover duels meet at Nokomis High School in Newport. Currently BAW is 5-2 as a team after two duel meets. We have four outstanding LMS wrestlers, three of whom are team captains this year. Keep up the good work Robbie Murray, Sam Charles, Giovanni Green and Xander Doty! You can follow them here: http://www.bangorareawrestling.com/
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
7th grade Invention Convention is underway. Our young inventors are hard at work pitching their ideas to judges, staff and fellow students. Nice work seventh grade!
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Dear LMS Chorus, Our accompanist, Carol Lander, has broken her arm. She is unable to play piano for a few weeks. As our chorus students have worked very hard and are very proud of our "Songs for the Journey" project, we want to ensure that we set them up for success at the recording studio and concert. Mrs. Lander is a crucial part of what we do; both for her musical skills and her connection with the kids. The students and I all feel that waiting for her to heal is the best option. So, we have postponed our recording session to Friday, April 26th, and the concert to Monday, April 29th. We feel that this was in the best interest of the group. We look forward to performing for you then. Thanks for your understanding and flexibility.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
A few photos from the 7th grade trip to Millinocket for some snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
The Leonard Middle Chorus in Old Town, Maine, is using music as a way to support cancer patients, survivors, and caretakers. These are just a few of the many talented young musicians who have been hard at work preparing to spend a day at a recording studio in early March. While there, the LMS Chorus will record four songs, all of which fit their chosen theme of “Songs for the Journey”. These beautiful songs, each with a message of unity/support/strength, will be available for purchase on a flash drive for $12. All proceeds from sales will be donated to EMMC’s Champion the Cure to support local cancer research. Those interested may purchase a drive for themselves, or have the option to purchase one as a gift to a cancer patient at the LaFayette Cancer Center in Brewer, Maine. If you would like to purchase a drive for yourself, or one to be sent to LaFayette, please contact the group’s teacher, Shianne Priest, at 356-8512 or send a message on Facebook.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
The LMS Jazz Band and Jazz Ensemble shared an evening of music with the Old Town High School jazz groups last night. We loved having our former students with us again, and of course, hearing our own LMS musicians. Bravo!
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
No school today, Wednesday, 2/13/19.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Dana Maxim
From Mrs. OConnell The Raspberry PI weekend computer workshop at UTC for middle school students was a huge success. There’s more to come. Stay tuned.
over 1 year ago, Dana Maxim
Craig Hanson
The District 5 Jazz Festival, originally scheduled for this Wednesday, has been postponed (due to predicted weather) to Wednesday, February 27th.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Reading along and listening during our Read, Write, Think block. These girls are soaking up Harry Potter!
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Dana Maxim
Some Thursday outdoor adventure for our 7th graders on their MOEP trip!
over 1 year ago, Dana Maxim
LMS Athletics
Our LMS Girls Basketball Team's season ended yesterday with a quarterfinal loss at Ellsworth. Coach Cowan was impressed with the teams effort and improvement throughout the season! A big thank you to all winter athletes for all they did representing LMS. Go Coyotes!!!
over 1 year ago, LMS Athletics
LMS Athletics
Congratulations to our LMS Cheerleaders who competed in their final competition Saturday at Bangor High School. Coaches were extremely proud of the team's performance as well as their drive all season long! Way to go Coyotes!
over 1 year ago, LMS Athletics
LMS Athletics
The LMS boys basketball team concluded their season on Friday with a quarterfinal loss to a hot shooting Cohen team. We are proud of the growth and hard work the team exhibited this season! Go Coyotes!
over 1 year ago, LMS Athletics
Craig Hanson
LMS January Musicians of the Month: Brooke Blockler, 8th (flute and bass guitar) Perry Rondo, 8th (trumpet) Morgan Davis, 7th (trumpet, euphonium, chorus) Livia Lynch, 7th (flute) Kylie Tilton, 6th (flute, chorus) Sam Cote, 6th (percussion) Congratulations to these students for a January of musical growth, leadership, and passion.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
The 2019 Leonard Middle School Geography Bee Champion is Teddy Stoup. Teddy was the highest scorer in the qualifying round and followed that up with an impressive performance in the final round. Jesse Bouchard was runner-up followed by Amara Francis as the second runner-up. All participants gave their absolute best and rooted their fellow competitors on. Finally, a big thank you to both Mr. Kirkland, Ms. Whedon, and Mrs. Ford for their help and support in making this happen!
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Dana Maxim
Here are just a few photos from our OBS students visiting LMS on 1/29.
over 1 year ago, Dana Maxim
LMS Athletics
LMS Basketball Update: Due to tournament scheduling our regular season Bucksport game on TH is canceled. Quarterfinal tourney Schedule: Friday, 2/1, LMS Boys @ Cohen 5:45 pm, bus 4pm. Monday, 2/4, LMS Girls@ Ellsworth, 4pm, bus 2:20. Please see our calendar for updated practice times. Go Coyotes!
over 1 year ago, LMS Athletics
Craig Hanson
No school today, Wednesday, January 30th.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Proud of our LMS cheerleaders for their 5th place finish at the Golden Bucks Invitational. Go Coyotes!
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Progress reports went home with students today. Please review your student’s scores and the comments left by teachers. If you have any questions please contact your student’s advisor.
over 1 year ago, Craig Hanson
LMS Athletics
Due to power issues at Bucksport Middle School today's basketball games will be postponed to a different date. LMS will not have basketball practices today as well.
almost 2 years ago, LMS Athletics
Craig Hanson
RSU 34 Resource Center Update.
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Dana Maxim
Congratulations to our LMS cheerleaders who placed 4th in their first competition of the season at Brewer High on Friday evening. Coaches and fans were extremely proud of the team. Go Coyotes!!!
almost 2 years ago, Dana Maxim
Craig Hanson
The student Geography Bee will be held on January 30th. There will be practice sessions held in Mr. Schlaefer's classroom (124) from 2:45-3:45 on 1/23 and 1/28.
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
We do try to avoid conflicts between our school-sponsored events. With the number of activities going on at LMS, this is a daunting task (and that’s a good thing by the way!). We realize that there is a cheering competition on the day of the Snowball. To allow more time for our cheering squad to return from the comp and prepare for the dance, we will move the dance to 7-9pm instead of 6-8pm. We are looking forward to a great dance AND a great cheering performance!
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
LMS Athletics
Two great basketball games yesterday at Reeds Brook, with the LMS boys victorious 57-50. On the girl’s side, the Coyotes fell short with a 2 point loss with a chance at the buzzer. Today the teams host Cohen with the girls kicking things off at 3:30. Way to Coyotes!!!
almost 2 years ago, LMS Athletics
Craig Hanson
Our 8th graders have been building water-powered rockets. Several creative designs have prevailed on the mission for the longest flight time and the safe transportation of an unbroken egg.
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Coyote U Session #2 will start the week of January 21st and end March 15th. Due to MLK Day, there will be no Monday Coyote U the first week. Cooking Club will not start until Thursday, January 31st. To sign up, click the link below. Please be advised that there is limited space in the cooking and aviation sessions. Don't delay in signing up! https://goo.gl/forms/lHFMmASKubt2f65E2
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Dana Maxim
ALL after school activities have been canceled for today, Wednesday, January 9th. Yesterday's basketball games vs Cohen are now Friday, 1/11. Be safe!
almost 2 years ago, Dana Maxim
Dana Maxim
ALL after school activities have been canceled for today, Tuesday, January 8th. We are trying to reschedule today's basketball games vs Cohen for this Friday, 1/11, so please stay tuned.
almost 2 years ago, Dana Maxim
Dana Maxim
Our LMS Coyote Basketball Teams both were victorious over Bucksport Friday. The boys came away with a 61-35 victory and the girl’s team won 46-41. Their next game is home vs Cohen on Tuesday with the girl’s game kicking things off at 3:30. Way to go Coyotes!!!
almost 2 years ago, Dana Maxim
Craig Hanson
Congratulations for an excellent December of musical growth, effort, improvement, and leadership to the following LMS MUSICIANS OF THE MONTH: 8-Izzy Bouchard 8-Colby Hatch 7-River Felcman 7-Caleb Smith 6-Sadie May 6-Jesse Bouchard
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
The next PTA meeting will be January 16th at 6pm.
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
LMS Athletics
LMS Winter Sports pictures will take place tomorrow, 1/3/19, during practices. Envelopes will passed out today during practice. Thank you!
almost 2 years ago, LMS Athletics
Craig Hanson
Happy 2019 and welcome back! We are looking forward to seeing all of our students back at school tomorrow, 1/2/19.
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
About 20 of our 6th graders invited their parents in to share in the Gift of Reading celebration. Thank you to the families who were able to participate and kudos to the all the students who were brave enough to present to an audience of adults!
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
David Crandall
Mrs. Murchison used me on a ladder to demonstrate the coordinate grid as we plot points on the X and Y axis.
almost 2 years ago, David Crandall
LMS Athletics
LMS Girls B-ball came up short against Hermon 43-36. Coach was impressed with the team's effort and is looking forward to great things after break. On the boys side, the Coyotes picked up their first win 52-42! Coach was very pleased with the teams performance. Way to Go LMS!
almost 2 years ago, LMS Athletics
Craig Hanson
Bus 613, the Bradley bus, is running behind schedule this afternoon. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
LMS Athletics
Today's Basketball games at Hermon will now be Thursday ,12/20 at Hermon Middle School, with girls game at 3:30 and boys 4:45.
almost 2 years ago, LMS Athletics
Craig Hanson
No school today, Monday, 12/17, due to inclement weather.
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Ugly Sweater Dance 2018 coming to an end this evening, P/U at 8. Big thank you to DJ Keegan Plourde!
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Does your student play Fortnite? Here are some helpful tips on managing game time that are specific to the game that has swept the nation and seems to be consuming an awful lot of our students' attention these days. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/as-fortnite-blows-up-parents-need-to-up-their-game%20?utm_source=NEW+120718+Teen&utm_medium=email
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Builders club is collecting hats to donate to the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter and Old Town police department. Students made a colorful donation box that is outside the office. Please bring in new (scarfs and mittens accepted, too) or homemade hats by Friday, December 21st!
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Dear RSU 34 Families, This is a reminder that our Resource Center will be open to families on December 20th from 2:30-4:00, school vacation is the following week. We are stocked with toilet paper, paper towels, soups, snacks, pasta, cereal and more. Our Community Coordinator has made herself available for that day if you are unable to make the hours but could utilize the resource center to help over the vacation. Please reach Jennifer Goodwin @ 827-2508, to set something up. We will be open again on January 3rd from 2:30-4:00.
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Our 6th graders put on a play during Student-Led Conferences. We have some serious drama talent here at LMS! Looking forward to more productions ahead.
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Trimester 1 Report Cards will be sent home with students tomorrow, Friday, 12/7. You will see a lot of blank spaces on the report and that's because it is a complete report of all classes and standards that your student will experience this year. Standards that do not contain a score are those that will be taught and/or assessed later in the year. Here is a helpful guide to interpreting the report card. http://5il.co/4s7e
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
7th graders hone their public speaking skills with Mrs. Tuttle and Mr. McLaren.
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
LMS Athletics
Great effort and energy yesterday from both basketball teams and cheerleaders in our home opener. All coaches were very proud of their teams! Go Coyotes!!!
almost 2 years ago, LMS Athletics
David Crandall
8th grade students wrote letters to experts inviting them to discuss issues that impact their generation. The University of Maine Climate Change Institute kindly accepted the invitation and shared information about their program and taught our students about climate change  
almost 2 years ago, David Crandall
Craig Hanson
LMS Team RUSH hard at work on a Saturday morning selling tickets for raffle baskets. This project is to raise money for cancer research. The beautiful baskets are made by 8th grade students in art classes. We love to see our kids giving back!
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
David Crandall
Great concert last night and 1,202 items donated to the RSU 34 Resource Center
almost 2 years ago, David Crandall
LMS Athletics
LMS Basketball gets things started today with games at the Cohen School. The girls game starts at 3:30 followed by the boys approximately 15 minutes after. Go Coyotes!!!
almost 2 years ago, LMS Athletics
Craig Hanson
Please join us at OTES this evening for our chorus concert. Our kids have been working hard and sound amazing. They have so much joy to share with you tonight!
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Students in the cooking elective have been busy making and baking in preparation for our Student-Led Conferences being held tonight! Come see their amazing work, watch a fun and quirky play, and enjoy a sweet snack provided by 6th grade! SLC's run from 3:30-6:30 this evening.
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Yesterday we held our staff v student badminton tournament. 8th grade students participated in a semifinal and then faced the returning staff champions. It was a challenging match up and in the end the staff prevailed. Kudos to all who participated, especially our second place student finishers Matthew Herrick and Davon Alston.
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Looking forward to seeing all of our students tomorrow as we return from the Thanksgiving Break. A group of 6th graders, led by Mrs. Murchison, has been doing random acts of kindness around the school with the message to "Be Kind Always". Let's expand those acts beyond the 6th grade hallway to our whole school!
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
LMS Athletics
Today, November 20th, all after school activities are canceled due to weather, please drive careful.
almost 2 years ago, LMS Athletics
Craig Hanson
No school today, November 16th, due to inclement weather.
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Check out the most recent newsletter from our River Runners! https://5il.co/5mr9
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Sign up for the PTA Mac’s Popcorn sales - Holiday Bazaar @ OTES Dec 1st. http://signup.com/go/NRjcrVV
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
6th graders got to find out whether they have the genetic ability to taste PTC paper as they study inheritance and variation science standards.
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Great things happening all over our building today! Two of the newest additions to our team, Lynn Nickerson in art and Hannah Dickinson in 6th grade were really showing off with some spectacular lessons. Traditional basket weaving in art elective and rock formation labs in 6th.
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Thank you to all who participated in our LMS Visioning Forum this evening. We are looking forward to continued work toward being the best middle school we can be!
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Our LMS-PTA would like to thank all of those that donated items and/or their time to the Halloween Dance. It was a huge success.
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Our food service staff really go the extra mile to feed hungry kids and make them smile. Check out these bird bananas!
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
I am way behind on this one but these kids should not go without recognition. Here are our September Musicians of the Month!
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Picture retakes will be on Monday next week, 11/5.
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Students from 7th grade – homerooms from Mrs.Kenny, Mrs.Tuttle and Ms. Dickinson—visited the Cole Land Transportation Museum on Wednesday, Oct. 24th. They enjoyed touring the museum, gaining inspiration for their spring Invention Convention. They also enjoyed interviewing veterans, as part of the Citizenship Unit.
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
The 7th grade field trip for students in the Dickinson, Kenny, and Tuttle homerooms, originally scheduled for tomorrow, October 29th, has been cancelled due to weather.
almost 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Thank you to our LMS PTA who will be hosting a Halloween Dance next Wednesday from 6-8pm in the LMS gymnasium as a healthy and safe option for kids.
about 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Tomorrow is mock election day at LMS! Our very own Danny Schlaefer is leading a school-wide effort to inform our young voters and help them cast their student votes!
about 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Last week, our 8th graders finished writing their personal narratives. Some brave students chose to present to their peers. I really enjoyed listening to the stories, they were straight from the heart.
about 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
The Scholastic Book Fair will be held this week at LMS! Students will have opportunities to visit the book fair throughout the week and every book purchased helps our school. Please contact Ms. Whedon, our Library/Media Specialist if you have any questions.
about 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
LMS Athletics
Congratulations to our LMS Field Hockey team who wrapped up their season with a 2-0 victory over Hermon. It was the 2nd season in a row the girl's pulled off an undefeated season. Coach Smith is very proud of the girl's work ethic and amazing attitude all season! Go Coyotes!!!
about 2 years ago, LMS Athletics
LMS Athletics
Congratulations to our boys and girls XC team who wrapped up the season Thursday at the Inlands Championship. The girls took 7th and the boys brought home a 3rd place trophy. Coach Dumont is so proud of both teams on all their hard work this season. Go Coyotes!!!
about 2 years ago, LMS Athletics
David Crandall
At the end of September, 6th graders met with Howard Jack from Jobcorps. Mr. Jack is helping build our Outdoor Learning Space behind our school garden.
about 2 years ago, David Crandall
Craig Hanson
8th graders visited Nurse Koch’s chickens to extend their learning about genetics. We are going to breed them in the spring to try to get certain egg and feather colors and personalities.
about 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Our LMS Robotics Club is back up and running thanks to Hogan Marquis! Practice started this week and the team worked hard to organize their gear and clean up the practice table.
about 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Maulian Dana, Ambassador for the Penobscot Nation, visited the 8th grade today. About 40 students chose to hear and discuss the movement to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. They also discussed mascots, stereotypes, and historical issues.
about 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Picture retakes will be on Monday, November 5th.
about 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
All of our teachers at LMS are incredible people and one in particular just got some well deserved recognition. Congratulations to our very own Outstanding Woman, Tracie Murchison! http://coast931.com/twenty-outstanding-women/tracie-murchison/
about 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Coyote U is the after school program at LMS. Coyote U activities take place after school on Mondays and Thursdays from 2:45-4:00pm. Session #1 will run from October 22nd through December 13th. Please sign up using the form below if you are interested. https://goo.gl/4qSKWf
about 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
LMS Athletics
LMS Athletics: October 9: FB vs Lincoln: 4pm October 10: FH vs Cohen, Soccer @ Hermon High School-Girls/Boys October 11: FH@Doughty, Soccer @ Ellsworth-Boys/Girls XC Meet @ Central: Lg School Champ G/B October 12:First Dance: Sports theme, hosted by the Athletic Department
about 2 years ago, LMS Athletics
Craig Hanson
Today's field hockey game has been moved to 10/11, no practice today. For the game against Brewer tomorrow, the bus will leave at 5:30pm the 6:30pm game. Today's soccer games have been moved to 10/18, no practice today. Football and cross country practices are still scheduled for today.
about 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Happy Riverfest Old Town! I hope everyone enjoys the day of festivities. A shout out to our staff and students who are participating in the 5k and the parade this morning and also to our wonderful LMS-PTA volunteers! Be sure to visit their booth today to support their great work.
about 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
LMS Athletics
In LMS athletic action on Monday our Football team played a tough Hermon team. Despite the loss, the injury plagued Coyotes played hard to the end. In Field Hockey news the ladies had two convincing wins over the Wagner school. Go Coyotes!!!
about 2 years ago, LMS Athletics
LMS Athletics
On Friday despite the wind and rain the LMS Field Hockey team played a very determined Brewer team and came away with a 1-0 victory. Well done ladies!!!
about 2 years ago, LMS Athletics
LMS Athletics
Thursday in LMS Athletics the girls and boys soccer teams played exciting games vs Ellsworth. Both teams took a loss but a lot of determination and great play was part of both games. In XC news the LMS boys team took home the victory with the girl's placing 4th. Go Coyotes!!!
about 2 years ago, LMS Athletics
Craig Hanson
Our 8th grade traveled to Camp Jordan today for a team building retreat. They participated in ropes course challenges and other group activities and all formed a stronger bond as a cohesive group of learners. RESPECT, FOCUS, DRIVE!
about 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
LMS Athletics
In Wednesday’s Athletic News our LMS football team fell to Ridgeview 12-6 in a well played contest. Against Hermon our girls soccer team came up short 2-1 in an exciting game. On the boys side Hermon outscored LMS 8-3, but we played hard to the final buzzer. Go Coyotes!!!
about 2 years ago, LMS Athletics
Craig Hanson
Don’t forget to look your best tomorrow, LifeTouch will be at LMS all morning for school photos!
about 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Dana Maxim
Due to coach not feeling well there will be no FH practice today 9/18.
about 2 years ago, Dana Maxim
LMS Athletics
In Monday’s Athletic News both soccer teams had great games at Doughty, with the girls coming up short 4-3 and boys falling 2-1. Coaches were very pleased with the teams’ hard work! In field hockey the girls had a 5-1 victory over Doughty here at LMS. GO COYOTES!!!
about 2 years ago, LMS Athletics
Dana Maxim
The LMS Field Hockey team got their season off to a great start Friday with a victory over Hermon. All the girls played hard on a beautiful hot afternoon. Go Coyotes!!!
about 2 years ago, Dana Maxim
LMS Athletics
LMS XC got their season off to a great start yesterday with their one and only home XC meet. We are very proud of all of our runners and wish them luck the rest of the season. Go Coyotes!!!
about 2 years ago, LMS Athletics
Craig Hanson
Join us at our Open House tonight from 6-7pm! The LMS PTA will be selling Krispy Kreme doughnuts so don’t forget to bring some money.
about 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
LMS Athletics
Looking forward to our only home Cross Country meet of the season this afternoon! Girl's race starts at 4:15 with the Boy's race to follow on the newly designed XC course. Go Coyote's!
about 2 years ago, LMS Athletics
LMS Athletics
A great effort yesterday from our LMS football, girl's soccer and boy's soccer teams. The soccer teams played hard with the girl's coming up short over Bucksport 1-0 and the boys pulled out a 6-4 victory. Football fought hard all 4 quarters to a tough Newport team.
about 2 years ago, LMS Athletics
Craig Hanson
At our Community Building Summit last Friday, our students and staff showed off what it means to be a kind and respectful community of learners.
about 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
Welcome back to school LMS students!
about 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Craig Hanson
We can't wait to see all of our students on Tuesday, September 4th. Enjoy the long weekend and we'll see you soon!
about 2 years ago, Craig Hanson
Dana Maxim
*Tryouts for Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer and Field Hockey will be W, TH, and Fri the first week of school. XC practice will start Weds. Regular Football practices all week with the first game on Weds at Bucksport. *All paperwork must be turned in before participating in one of these sports. *See Mr. Maxim during lunch if you have any questions.
about 2 years ago, Dana Maxim