Showing posts from February, 2015

February 22, 2015

Good afternoon.  I am having issues with posting my Update email through Blackboard Connect.  A copy of my text has just been sent to Dr. Taylor-Johnson, Mrs. Schwartz and Mr. Lackey to see if one of them have any more luck.
I hope you didn’t have any difficulties if you had to be out this past Friday evening.
As mentioned in my messages on Friday afternoon, we have a built-in Ski Trip make up day this coming Friday.I hope we can get this trip in.The long-range forecast doesn’t indicate any potential issues, but we all know how things can change weather-wise around here.If, for some reason, we need to cancel the trip for Friday, please be aware that purchased passes can be used for any Friday at Hidden Valley during the current season.
On a related note, there were about four backpacks/bags remaining in the Welcome Center Lobby at 4 pm on Friday.I moved these to an office across from Counselor Beth Mothersbaugh and locked the door.I thought you should know in case one belongs to your chi…

LMS Ski Trip February 20 Update

Good morning, again.
This message is STILL intended for parents of those LMS students scheduled to participate in our Hidden Valley Ski Trip this afternoon/evening.
We have been in touch with our chartered bus company and with Hidden Valley.Based upon the very unpredictable nature of this afternoon’s weather forecast, including the possibility of freezing rain/sleet/wintery mix, we have decided to cancel today’s Ski Trip.Buses and slick/icy conditions are not a good combination.
As previously communicated earlier this morning, a make up date is built into our yearly schedule.This will be next Friday, February 27.For those students who cannot make the trip next Friday, passes can also be used for any Friday that Hidden Valley is open this season.
Student ski equipment is located in our Welcome Center Lobby, by grade level.If you have the opportunity, items may be picked up during the school day.Students may also take equipment home this afternoon, but please keep in mind that such ite…

LMS Ski Trip February 20

Good morning.
This message is intended for parents of those LMS students scheduled to participate in our Hidden Valley Ski Trip this afternoon/evening.
Weather forecasts call for precipitation coming into our area today, into this evening.This “wintry mix” could include freezing rain, but anticipated arrival times vary based upon which outlet you access (local media says it may arrive this afternoon, while our school’s Weather Bug system has it arriving later this evening around 8 pm).
We will monitor forecasts during the morning, consult with personnel at Hidden Valley, and make contact with our chartered bus company.If a decision is made to cancel today’s Hidden Valley trip, a follow up Blackboard Connect and Blog message will be sent out before 11 am today.If your child has signed up for this evening’s trip, please monitor your email periodically this morning.
If the trip should be cancelled, 1) we do have a scheduled make up date on February 27, and 2) any equipment already at sc…

February 13, 2015

Good afternoon.
I hope our scheduled district-wide professional development day today did not cause too many complications in your day related to making provisions for your kids.I attended some fantastic sessions this morning related to integrating technology into instruction, as well as some vertical teaming meetings that provided teachers extended periods of time to collaborate on curricular items.
Fresh off their tremendous win at last Saturday's regional competition, the LMS Science Olympiad teams traveled to the Chicago area to compete in an invitational that included several top teams from IL. Every student who participated in the competition medaled in at least one event. The JV team earned a 4th place overall, while the varsity team placed first. JV Team Fazyan Ali: Bottle Rockets 1; Akshay Govindan: Anatomy 1, Crave the Wave 2, Experimental Design 1; Felix Hu: Meteorology 1, Green Generation 1, Road Scholar 3; Boran Li: Road Scholar 3; Kevin Li: Cri…