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Weekly Notes 2016


2016 District 7 KMEA Solo and Ensemble Festival for Strings

2016 KMEA Fall solo ensemble

Congratulations to members of the Leestown Orchestra for participating in the 2016 KMEA Solo and Ensemble Festival for Strings. The event was held at LTMS on Saturday, November 19th. During the past seven weeks, students have practiced at home and after school for this event. The students performed solos, duets, and quartets for a judge. Each judge evaluated their various elements of musicianship and performance technique. Playing in front of a judge is a character building moment for many students. Sixty-four (64) orchestra students from Leestown Middle School performed on Saturday. This was highest number of participants from any school (high school or middle school) in District 7. All of our students received Proficient and Distinguished ratings. Please congratulate our students on their musical accomplishments. We are so happy for you! Way to go, Chargers!


2016 Obadiah Hamilton college fundLeestown seventh-grader gets head start on saving for college

Obadiah Hamilton, a seventh-grader at Leestown Middle School, received a $1,000 college savings plan account after participating in the “On Your Mark, Get Set … Save for College!” summer reading program. Obadiah and his family accepted the prize on Nov. 7 at the Lexington Public Library, which also received $500 for future reading programs. He was among the eight recipients chosen at random from across the state.

The Kentucky Education Savings Plan Trust (KESPT), which is the state’s official Section 529 College Savings Plan, teamed with the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives to offer “On Your Mark, Get Set … Save for College!” to emphasize the importance of reading year round and saving early for school. Thousands of children participated at libraries across the Commonwealth, and more than 4,600 families entered for a chance to win a KESPT college savings plan account.

“Our goal is to increase awareness with families across the state, and the libraries are an excellent partner,” said David Lawhorn, KESPT manager. “Families who start saving early for higher education are more prepared when their children go off to college, and they are more likely to avoid overwhelming student loan debt.”


2016 Beef in the ClassroomLife Skills Classes Recieve Grant from the Kentucky Beef Council

Mrs. Jarvis' Life Skills class has been awarded a Grant of $300 from the Kentucky Beef Council.  The money will be used to allow Leestown students to produce new and exciting recipes using Beef in the Cooking Lab.  The Beef Council will also be providing reading materials to aid in lessons on the importance of protein in the diet.

“Beef In the Classroom” is a grant program funded by beef producers through their Checkoff administered by the Kentucky Beef Council. This program provides financial support for the use of beef products in middle and high school Family and Consumer Science, Culinary Arts, Meat/Food Science & Animal Science courses. It reinforces lessons about lean beef selection, storage, preparation and nutrition.


2016 2000 Pro imageBook Reading ChallengeLeestown Middle School

2000 Book Reading Challenge

Between Nov. 1st and Dec. 13th 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and Leestown Staff and Faculty will work together to read a 2000 books.  After each book read the students will fill out a small bookmark rating the book.  The bookmarks will then be taped to the library windows so students can watch their progress.

To celebrate reaching our goal students will be rewarded with a Reading Day Blowout. December 16th students may wear PJs to school, participate in fun reading activities, and watch a school wide movie.

Reading is The Leestown Way!

Remember Every Book Counts And So Do You!

Let's Do This Leestown and Read On!

 


2016 Fall Choir Concert

Our Leestown Choir performed their Fall Choir Concert on Thursday, October 13th at 6:30pm.  Students sang five selections including a variety genres of songs. Our district honor choir members were also featured.

The choir will  be performing at our American Culture Celebration during exploratory classes on Friday, November 11, Veteran's Day.  Our next night time concert will be Thursday December 15th at 6:30pm. Hope to see you there.

 

 

 


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Link your Kroger cards to the Leestown Community Rewards Account.  It costs you nothing and the PTSA will get a percentage of what you spend. Kroger has notified us that everyone has to go to the website and update their information.  If you signed up last year, and do not update, the LMS PTSA will not receive our percentage of what you spend. Please consider signing up! https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards -- Leestown Middle PTSA #76875.

Dress Code 2016-2017

Dress Code 2016-2017

 


 

 

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