As a reminder, we have our calculator dropoff, yearbook and 8th grade gift pickup on June 15th. Times are listed on calendar. On June 16th, we will be celebrating the accomplishments of our 8th graders by having a promotional parade. Our staff will be driving through our school community cheering and giving the acknowledgment to our students that they so deserve! Please join us by standing at the designated route stops which will be posted soon. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!!
Below, please find the Grading Rubric that LMS teachers will use to determine 4th Marking Period grades. Please take note as to how the rubric pays special attention to online participation. It is important for students to attend and participate in all scheduled live classes to continue receiving instruction through the end of the School Year.
LMS 8th graders! Please make sure you send in pictures or a quote for upcoming virtual graduation video. Log into Ms. Kelsch's Google Classroom for more information. Please stay tune for more information regarding our 8th grade graduation parade which is scheduled for Tuesday, June 16th! We are looking forward to celebrating your accomplishments while at LMS!!!
In these challenging times we would like to make families aware of an increase to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). If families already get SNAP benefits, additional funding will be sent to the benefit card. Any family NOT already receiving SNAP, but qualifying for the school Free and Reduced lunch program will be mailed a card that will be able to be used in the same way. There will be payments for March and April, and another for May and June. The funding stream is not from DSS, rather from the Office of Temporary Disability Services. Families will not have to apply separately for this benefit.
The Lawrence Public Schools would like to inform you that there will be a Nassau County food distribution to Lawrence/Inwood residents tomorrow, Thursday, May 21st at 12 noon. If you are a Lawrence/Inwood resident in need of food please come to Lawrence Early Childhood Center #4 School 87 Wanser Ave. in Inwood. Please ensure to wear a mask, practice social distancing and bring a shopping bag and/or shopping cart. This is an additional food distribution. Any food distribution currently be done by your school district is still occurring. Food is while supplies last.
Dear Lawrence Families, We all share great pride in our students. To acknowledge the success of the class of 2020, please consider taking part in a Long Island wide event. You can do this by flickering your house lights and making noise (banging pots and pans) at your door for 20 minutes beginning at 8:20 p.m. tonight. (20:20 military time) . May 1st is Senior commitment day, when college acceptances are due and we want our seniors to know they have the support of our community. Stay socially distant but show your emotional connection to these fine students. Dr. Pedersen
Food Resources Available Please use this link or visit our news section for information about additional food resources during the Covid-19 Pandemic: https://docs.google.com/document/d/141EGRbFUFyRk5yBoWe_bVUidl8pGSF-k0jE_JHAfiY0/edit?usp=sharing
Hello LMS families!! Please make sure all your assigned work is handed in as we close out our 3rd quarter marking period today. If you have any questions or concerns with a class, be certain to reach out to your teacher for clarity. Stay healthy and safe!
Please continue to virtually meet with your teachers and check into your Google Classrooms. If you're having a problem, please notify your teacher or school counselor. Stay healthy and safe! We all miss you!!
Middle School Band & Orchestra students that did not pick up their instruments and folders can do so on Friday, April 24 from 8:30 AM to 11 AM. Enter using the door closest to your instrument room. Please wear gloves and masks when in the building.
Hello LMS Families. My thoughts and well wishes go out to all of you. Please know that we are here if you need support as we all face our "New Normal". We are doing our best to make connections with our students easier as we all navigate through these virtual platforms. As you know, our teachers are using Google Classroom, ITutor and now some teachers are opting to use Google Meet. Please have your child check their teachers Google classrooms to check to see the virtual classroom of choice.
Dear Lawrence Families, The Governor has announced that school will be closed until at least May 15th. Please stay connected with your teachers and our social emotional support teams during this period of “NY Pause”. Following social distancing guidelines remains our shared responsibility . We are proud of our students for their academic work ethic and for handling the tremendous emotional pressure of this crisis. Reach out for support, be strong and be well Thank you. Dr Pedersen
Attention Lawrence Families, the food distribution schedule has changed. The new schedule is: Monday pick up is for Monday & Tuesday, Wednesday pick up is for Wednesday & Thursday, and Friday pick up is for Friday & the weekend. Pick up times & locations have not changed.
There will be no live classes held through i-Tutor from Wednesday, 4/8/20 - Friday, 4/10/20. Students should check their teacher's Google Classrooms for assignments.
Food distribution will continue through Thursday this week. To allow for the holiday, food for Thursday through Monday will be distributed on Thursday. This will be 10 meals per student. Please bring something to take the food home in. Daily distribution will resume on Tuesday.
As we launch our virtual classrooms, please have your children sign into iTutor to attend their ELA and Social Studies classes. In addition, students should adhere to teacher directions within Google Classroom as to when to be present on iTutor and to obtain assignments.
Dear Lawrence Middle School Families, Thursday as Friday locker pick up will enable our facilities department to further clean the buildings. Social distancing rules are enforced at this time. Drive or walk up to the back of the building where you will give your name and locker number. Bagged belongings will be passed across a six foot table. It has come to my attention that many of our students are socially gathering during this pandemic. This is unsafe and not in compliance with State and Federal orders. Stay Home and stay safe. In any exception that you leave your home, such as locker pick up, follow strictly the social distancing six foot rule. Thank you Dr. Pedersen
Hello LMS families! I hope you are all well and following all of the federal health guidelines. Please be advised that we will be cleaning out your child's locker. We will have all of the contents bagged, labeled and ready for pick up on the following days. Grade 6- Thursday, April 2nd 8AM-11AM Grade 7- Thursday, April 2nd 12PM-3PM Grade 8- Friday, April 3rd 8AM-11AM Special Circumstances- Friday, April 3rd 12PM-3PM Please follow your child's grade schedule and look to pick up in the back of the building near our gym area. Wishing you all the best of health and that you're safe! Mr. Perry
As we launch our virtual classrooms, please have your children sign into their teachers Google Classroom for assignments and notifications regarding live instruction on iTutor.
Information on available Day Care Centers in Nassau County for Children of First Responders' & Emergency Healthcare Workers can be found at https://5il.co/e8x2
Any LMS student who left their Chromebook at school can come to the security entrance at the Middle School on Friday, March 27, between 9am - 11am. Tell the custodian your locker number and combination. The custodian will then retrieve the device. Lawrence thanks our hard working custodial staff for keeping the buildings going. Dr. Pedersen
"Keep your face always to the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you." Walt Whitman Please know that we are here for you and feel free to use the links below if you have any questions or concerns. Distancelearning@lawrence.org (issues with signing in) Familysupport@lawrence.org Wishing you all good health!
Given the current emergency health crisis, Lawrence understands the importance of continuity of instruction. Please view the News section of our school website to access our Distance Learning Schedule.
Our Parent Teacher Conferences will take place on March 19th. As per previous notice, these conferences will take place as phone conferences and a scheduled appointment can be made through Teacher Reacher. Please review the article on the News tab for additional information.
Lawrence has no cases of Coronavirus at this time, but out of an abundance of caution, all after-school activities are canceled until further notice.
Good morning Lawrence families. As of Tuesday morning, Lawrence still has no reports of exposure or diagnosis of the coronavirus. Please visit the news section of the district website or app for an update from the Superintendent.
Are you ready? MS Winter Sports 2 begin on Tuesday, 1/21 Middle School - Girls Basketball, Boys Volleyball and Wrestling Reminder, all student athletes must be registered online at FinalForms and have all forms completed and signed by their parent/guardian and themselves. In addition, you must have a valid Physical (Completed within the past 12 months) on file with the Nurse. To Register for FinalForms or complete and sign the forms, please go to https://lawrence-ny.final forms.com
Attention all grade 8 students! Midterms are set to begin as of January 22nd. In addition to the notice sent home, please review our midterm schedule under the testing section of our website.
We are excited to greet our students in our newly renovated main lobby! Beginning on Monday, January 6th, only LMS students will use the front entrance, as we have done in the past. For additional information, please review our article listed in the News section of our website.
Are you ready? Winter 1 Sports begin Tuesday, 11/12: Middle School - Boys Basketball & Girls Volleyball Reminder, all student athletes must be registered online at FinalForms and have all forms completed and signed by their parent/guardian and themselves. In addition, you must have a valid Physical (Completed within the past 12 months) on file with the Nurse. To Register for FinalForms or complete and sign the forms, please go to https://lawrence-ny.final forms.com
Chromebook permission slips will be sent home with all Middle School students. Parents are encouraged to return the form at back to school night to ensure their learner receives their device as soon as possible. The form is also available by clicking here https://5il.co/a938
Wishing all our Middle School students a great first day and school year ahead!
MS Fall Sports Tryouts and Practices begin on Thursday, 9/5/19 Are you ready? Football, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, B & G Cross Country, Cheerleading Reminder, all parent/guardians and student athletes must register online at FinalForms and completely sign everything in order for the student athletes to be cleared to play sports this fall. To Register on FinalForms, please go to https://lawrence-ny.finalforms.com
We are excited to welcome you back for what will sure be another great school year! To help introduce our incoming grade 6 students to the Middle School, please visit the parent resource section of our website to view our orientation video.
Attention Middle School families, supply lists can be found in the news section of the Middle School website or Lawrence App.
Attention All Student Athletes and Parents: New Sports Registration and Clearance Procedures!! We are excited to announce that the Athletics Dept. has launched Final Forms, an online forms system that will reduce repetitive paperwork for families. The forms can be signed and completed from your computer, tablet or Mobile Device. In addition, all students wishing to participate in a District Sport (Grades 7-12) must have a Sports Physical on file and completed annually. Sports Start Dates: - 7th/8th Grade Fall Sports Begin 9/5/19
We are less than a month away from the new school year beginning. Middle School Sports Begin Thursday, 9/5 Every Student Athlete and Parent/Guardian Must Register with FinalForms Online in order to be cleared to play a sport this fall and must have a valid Sports Physical (**Completed within the past 12 months ) in file with the Nurse To Register for Final Forms, please go to https://Lawrence-ny.finalforms.com
Reminder - Lawrence Middle School Has New Sports Registration & Clearance Procedures. Every Student Athlete and Parent/Guardian must register with Final Forms online in order to be cleared to play a sport during the 2019-2020 school year. Click here to register: https://www.lawrence.org/o/lawrence-school-district/page/final-forms--35
Several sixth graders from Lawrence Middle School were among nearly 160,000 students worldwide to participate this year in the Math Olympiad program. They participated in a series of monthly contests and weekly practice sessions under the supervision and coaching of Mrs. Risi. She taught the students how to solve unusual and difficult problems and to think creatively.
Congratulations to our Lawrence Middle School students that attended the Mathematics Tournament by the Sea at Long Beach Middle School. Students used their problem solving skills to work collaboratively on challenging mathematical problems. Thank you to Ms. Karvelas and Ms. Kampton for preparing the students and attending the event!
Save the Date! Thursday, May 16th will be our Lawrence Middle School STEAM Fair. Come celebrate all the creative and innovative inventions students created throughout the course of the school year!
Due to the NYS ELA Assessment on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, there will be no X Period today or tomorrow. Please encourage your child to get a good night’s rest and to eat a healthy breakfast the day of the exam to help them perform their best!
Commissioner Elia's letter about the upcoming ELA & Math tests for grades 3-8 can be found under the Lawrence District news section.
The Baseball Clinic is back!! Please join us as the Varsity Baseball Team hosts a fun and exciting Baseball Clinic on Saturday, 4/6/19 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the LHS Gym. It is open to any student in Grades 3-8 and cost $15.00 per student. Come support the Baseball Fundraiser and improve your skills!
Do you still need to make an appointment for Parent Teacher Conferences? It's not too late! Go to our Parent Resource section to access the links.
The PTA meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 20th will be postponed. Updates in regards to the next meeting will be announced once finalized.
The PTA meeting is cancelled for tonight. We look forward to seeing you next month!
Important information regarding the usage of the 195 Broadway Campus main entrance is being sent home today. In addition, information can also be found on our school website.
As a reminder, midterms will begin this week. Students enrolled in Algebra will be administered their midterm exam on January 24th and 25th. Students enrolled in Living Environment will take their midterm on January 29th and 30th.