Random Acts of Kindness

On a daily basis here at LMS, we are reminded that our school is teeming with compassionate, driven, and empathetic young people. Today is no different. An anonymous group of students took it upon themselves to adorn every locker (and every teacher’s mailbox!) with a compliment. As the hallways filled this morning, you could definitely feel the love. Way to go, LMS!

December Students of the Month

Congratulations to the following students who make LMS a better place!

7A   Makai Jones                  8A  Aidan Taylor

7B   Cole Ciemniecki          8B  Jackson McGovern

7C   Tyler Chico                   8C  Sophia Kolhoff

7D   Ewan Chattin               8D  Rick Wang

November Students of the Month

Congratulations to our newest group of students who were awarded the Student of the Month honor for the month of November!

7A   Esha Singh                             8A  Chloe Baumann

7B   Dylan Kropp                          8B  Yumi Shinagawa

7C   Ella Werremeyer                   8C  Chris Gerrow

7D   Vilma Diaz-Delcid              8D  Saniya Vaidya

Senora Tucker and students are awarded the Annual Celebrate Literacy Award

The Chester County Reading Association honored Senora Tucker recently with the Celebrate Literacy Award because of the work that was done on the bilingual coloring books last year.  The students that Senora Tucker invited to join her at the ceremony are now freshman, and were among her 56 or so Level 2 students that participated in the project last year.

Left to right as you look at the picture are:  Cristina Micale, Simran Rajpal, Srinath Govindarajula, me, Spencer Uggla and Aparna Shenai (present but not pictured: Corinne Strommer).    Cristina and Simran also spoke about what the project meant to them, and how touched they were that their hard work actually brought joy to the children that received their books and crayons.

This writing project, along with writing some poetry, writing a screen play for a movie they made, directing it, acting in it, having a debate, rewriting popular Spanish songs (present tense to preterit, rewriting a sad ending to make it a happy ending, etc.) is a way of helping students see that whatever they can do in English, they can do in another language as well, and increase their job opportunities!   Something for them to remember as they consider what they want to be/do when they “grow up.”   Unlike our other projects, though, this one went beyond the grade…and the classroom walls.

Read the article here: ChesterCountyReadingAward.

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Cross Country National Championship

Jacob Lawson, an LMS 8th grade student, raced in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Cross Country National Championships at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee, Florida on December 3rd. Jacob competed in the male 13-14 year old division and covered the 4 kilometer (2.5 mile) course in 14:05 to finish 20th for 14 year olds, and 40th overall. Congratulations to Jacob for a tremendous Cross Country season!lawson-xc