The 2014-2015 school year will start on August 19 and end on June 3, and the class of 2015 will march on May 30!
Parents will notice something new on this calendar: 1:30 p.m. dismissal days. You may also hear these referred to as Early Release days. School will dismiss early on these days for teacher training. Early Release days will be on October 7, 2014 and February 3, 2015.
Click here to view and download a copy of the 2014-2015 school calendar.
Therefore, please place the following dates on your calendar and try to have your child in school on each of these days. Thank you for your cooperation.
Tuesday, March 18-Writing Day 1
Wednesday, March 19-Writing Day 2
At this time, the state still plans to test English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Field Tests in May. We have been asked to emphasize that students may not have any mechanical devices on them (calculators, electronic spellers, cell phones, pagers, etc.) when testing is taking place. Please encourage your child to remember this rule and to follow it closely.
The PASS Tests are the most important tests your child will take this year. The scores on this test are an indication of the progress your child has made this year in mastering the material that she/he has been taught. We have high expectations for each student and ask your help in encouraging and urging your child to do his/her best on this PASS testing. Just as a reminder, please:
*Help your child by seeing that she/he gets to bed early each night and has breakfast each morning. The school cafeteria will be serving nutritious breakfasts each morning of testing and will be making allowances in serving time to make sure that all students wanting breakfast are served before we begin testing.
*Make sure that she/he is at school each day of the testing and that they are on time. Testing will begin promptly after announcements have been made and students have reported to their testing rooms.
*Let your child know that you’re proud of his/her efforts on the testing. LMS has seen great growth in our student’s scores over the last three years. We are very proud of our students and their academic accomplishments and are excited to see how they perform this year!
THE PICKENS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD DEBATE
MARCH 27TH 7:00 P.M.
LIBERTY MIDDLE SCHOOL
SPONSORED BY THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influence public policy through education and advocacy. The League of Women Voters never supports or opposes candidates for office or political parties.
On Saturday, February 8, forty-two young ladies competed in the casual and evening gown categories. The participants entered the auditorium in their casual attire and introduced themselves to the audience and judges, and then they competed as grade levels collectively. After the casual wear competition, Heather Cravens entertained everyone as she sang “American Honey”.
The contestants returned by grades to compete in formal attire. Every young lady was absolutely stunning on stage in her dress as five very handsome 8th grade gentlemen escorted them. The 8th grade ladies were required to answer a question on stage as part of their Miss LMS competition. The three judges had a very difficult job picking the winners. When the evening gown portion of the pageant was complete, Lauren Patterson performed “Brave” for the audience’s entertainment as the scores were being tabulated. The 8th grade escorts, Lucas Bates, Gatlin Bell, Ethan Harris, Keyshawn King and Noah Thomas, also entertained the audience with an original dance number before Gatlin was named Mr. LMS based on the contestants' votes.
Ansley Merritt, Miss LMS 2013, returned to crown the winners of this year’s pageant. Some of the contestants submitted decorated boxes for the Miss Southern Sweetheart category. The audience was encouraged to vote for their favorite contestant by placing money in her decorated box. Over $1,800 was collected to aid in the funding of Mrs. Wanda Campbell's, the former chorus teacher at LMS, lung transplant.
These ladies were named winners in their respective grade:
Miss LMS 2014 – Sarah Chappell
Miss 8th Grade – Amber Wilson
1st Runner-Up – McKenzie Beitler
2nd Runner-Up – Jade Roper
Miss Congeniality – Meghan Bryant
Miss 7th Grade – Emma Dover
1st Runner-Up – Polly Watkins
2nd Runner-Up – Annie Goss
Miss Congeniality - Alexis Rampey
Miss 6th Grade – Trinity Speed
1st Runner-Up – Carly White
2nd Runner –Up – Hannah Johnson
Miss Congeniality – Carly White
Miss Southern Sweetheart - Ryanne Gantt
The pageant was a HUGE success, and everyone seemed to enjoy the evening.
Congratulations to the following students who were chosen by their teachers as Students of the Month for December:
6th Grade: O'Shea Friar, Mason Masters, Matthew Newton and Michaela Owens
7th Grade: Courtney Hayes, Hunter Powell and Jacob West
8th Grade: Meghan Bryant, Shyanne Chandler, Keith Dugan and Skyler Lovell
As part of the program, Duke Energy is providing one free “Resource Reward” kit to every household associated with our school. These kits are worth over $30 and are completely free, including free shipping! They contain several tools to help you save energy in your home and save up to $200 on your energy bill every year! If our school can get at least 100 sign-ups, we are entered into a drawing for cash prizes ranging from $1,000-$2,000! But even better:
Our school can directly earn money as a part of this program. If our school gets 1—sign-ups for the free resource reward kit, OUR SCHOOL WILL AUTOMATICALLY WIN $100!!
You have until June 30, 2014 to sign up for a kit in order to be counted for the contest. Click here to sign up.