Laconia Middle School
150 McGrath Street
Laconia NH 03246
If your child is going to be
late or absent from school,
lease call 524-4632 ext. 2000
or send an email to Katie Whitney
For the safety
of our students,
do not use the
Bus Lane to drop your
child off in the morning.
LMS Spring Coaches
Baseball: Joe DiTommaso firstname.lastname@example.org
Softball: Greg Lounsbury email@example.com
Unified Soccer-Jayme Duggan
Track: Sami Hicks
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clipping Box Tops.
Box Tops is one of America's largest school earning loyalty program. Simply clip the Box Top coupon and place in the Box Top Mailbox in the main office.
School Day Schedule
7:15 am Students can be dropped off
7:15 am Breakfast starts
7:47 am First Bell Rings
7:57 am Students are in Homeroom
10:31 am 8th Grade Lunch
11:21 am 7th Grade Lunch
12:11 pm 6th Grade Lunch
2:21 pm Students are Dismissed
Please call before 1:45 about transportation changes
Remember to turn off and put away your
cell phone when you enter the building in the morning. Your phone must remain off
until the bell rings at 2:21PM.
June 18th-Agriculture & Environment Fair
-Opechee Field Trip
-Oak Team Field Trip
June 20th-8th Grade Promotion
June 21st-Early Release 12:21
LMS Agricultural and Environmental Fair
LMS would like to thank Mrs. Fleming
all the Farms that participated in
making this a very special day
for our students.
Karen Deighan of Belknap County 4H
Becca Fleming of Calamity Acres Farm
Kathy Salanitro of Ox-K Farm
NH Dept of Environmental Services
May 22, 2018
Laconia Middle School has seen a recent spike in incidents involving students vaping. I am writing to you today to inform you of the issue, provide you resources should you feel that your child may be involved in this kind of behavior, and also alert you of possible repercussions if your child engages in vaping on school property.
Vaping is the act of inhaling vapor produced by a vaporizer. Vaporizers come in many forms, including JUULs, soren, vape pens, etc. Many are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Students often hide these devices in their pockets, socks, or bras. Some companies have designed sweatshirts with hood strings that serve as a vape device. A student can suck on the end of the hood string and inhale vapor.
The liquids that are vaporized come in many different flavors. The vape industry has chosen this age group as their target audience, and flavors such as mango, raspberry, bubblegum, cinnamon roll, and cotton candy are common. Vape juice contains nicotine and can also contain THC; all vape juice contains harmful chemicals. Vaping is extremely harmful; not only does it create an addiction to nicotine, it also has long lasting, horrible effects on the body. One JUUL pod contains the equivalent amount of nicotine as smoking one pack of cigarettes.
Students are accessing devices and juices through parents and friends. Students are sharing devices at school. Students are vaping primarily in the bathrooms, but because of the nature of vaping, it can happen anywhere, often with little or no detection. Even if your child is not vaping, research is beginning to show harmful effects just from exposure to the vapor in the air.
Vaping is prohibited at Laconia Middle School. Please refer to our student handbook for more information about this. If we suspect that a student is vaping, we will search the student and his/her property, and we will notify a parent. If there is evidence that a student has been vaping on school property and/or is in possession of vape juice or paraphernalia, consequences will include, but are not limited to, suspension from school, required counseling with our school LADC (licensed drug and alcohol counselor), a reentry meeting with the student, parent, and administration, and we will report this activity to the Superintendent’s Office and the Laconia Police Department. At times, the Laconia Police Department will launch their own investigation.
Because of the increase in vaping activity that we are experiencing, we are taking extra measures to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment for all students and staff. This includes increased supervision of bathrooms, focused conversations with students and staff, and ongoing collaboration with our School Resource Officer and Laconia PD specific to this issue.
Please be assured that we are taking this issue very seriously, and we are pulling together resources available to us to combat this. If you have any further questions, or if you have resources that you feel may be helpful for us, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 524-4632.
Alison Bryant, Principal
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids: www.tobaccofreekids.org
Breathe NH: www.breathenh.org
Partnership for Public Health: https://www.pphnh.org/behavioral-health/substance-misuse/
How to Help Teenagers Quit Vaping: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/18/health/vaping-teens-nicotine.html
May 1, 2019
Welcome to May! I want to remind you of a few upcoming events:
We are no longer taking parent requests for teachers or teams. Our staff works hard to develop well-balanced teams of students. We are certain that your student will find success on his or her assigned team. If you have any questions about this change in practice, or if you have other questions about end of year activities, please feel free to contact us.
Children’s Literacy Foundation
Our mission is to inspire a love of reading and writing among low-income, at-risk, and rural children up to age 12 throughout New Hampshire and Vermont.
NOTE FROM THE NURSE
May 21, 2019
To the Parents/Guardians of students entering 7th grade at LMS:
The State of New Hampshire requires a one-time dose of the TDaP vaccination in children 11 years of age or older, prior to the start of their seventh grade year.
Students will not be able to start school next year without this documentation!
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Davlyn Wholley, BSN RN
Laconia Middle School Nurse
603-524-4632 ext. 2128
GOT LUNCH! LACONIA 2019
Providing Laconia's Children a summer healthy lunch program
Parents of Laconia school-age children: We are ready to begin registration for the 9th year of GT LUNCH! Laconia, a summer healthy lunch program for Laconia school children. Although our target is the population that qualifies for free or reduced price lunches during the school year, it is NOT a requirement for participation. If you need the help this summer,
this program is available to you.
Each year we require a new registration form for you to participate.
GOT LUNCH! Laconia is a collaboration of community partners (religious institutions, businesses, non-profits and individuals) working together to feed the children of
Laconia during the summer months.
The Congregational Church of Laconia has agreed to
again be the staging area of this program.
A week’s worth of healthy lunch groceries will be delivered to your home mid to late morning every Monday during the school summer vacation. We also provide Dairy Vouchers redeemable at Vista for the purchase of milk, eggs, cheese or yogurt. Once you are registered you will receive a letter describing the details of the dairy voucher program.
You may register online: Click on the link below
LMS Gets $25K Literacy Grant
Click on link below to read the complete article
PRIDE at LMS
We just completed an ambitious seven week roll-out on behavioral expectations focusing on the PRIDE Rubric. This ranges from bus expectations and school grounds, through the classroom and Cafeteria. With these expectations taught, staff will be holding students accountable for their choices. The GREAT NEWS with that is, 93% of our students this year have been practicing and demonstrating them! Check back later for updates.
Breakfast with the Principal
Open Enrollment for the
REAL Initiative After school Clubs
Here are some of the classes your child can participate in...
Dungeons & Dragons
Cooking with Mike Soucy from the Soda Shoppe
First League LEGO Robotics at the Belknap Mill.
smART (Students Making ART) at the Belknap Mill.
Youth Movement to Genius Hour
FALL SPORTS Pre-Practice/Pre-Game
EVERY Friday Boys and Girls Club
Students are bused to the Boys and Girls Club
to take part in a number of different activities.
Please Contact Aja Montague about Scholarship availabilty
To Sign Your child up please go to: https://laconiamiddleschool.coursestorm.com/
REAL Initiative/Laconia Middle School Classes
Eco club climbing Mount Cardigan
Congratulations to the LMS Band and Chorus
on earning 2 High Gold Medals at the
Great East Festival!!!
Friday, Laconia Middle School had 15 students that traveled to Belmont High School for the Lakes Region Junior High Music Festival. These members of the LMS Band and Chorus rehearsed and collaborated with 25 other schools in the Lakes Region, to finally come together and perform a concert that night. It was a wonderful experience and a great opportunity for these honors musicians to work and learn in a larger, musical environment. Students involved in the Chorus were: (7th Grade) Zaria Ainsworth, Isabel Laramie, Olivia Johnson, Jerikah Sylvia, Isabella Thibault, and Daniel Harward; (8th Grade) Shia Rankin, Tyler D'Arezzo, LaDarius Havonglasan, Michael Frakes, Mitchell Boynton, and Jesse Goupil. Students involved in the Band were: (8th Grade) Makenna MacDonald, Sullivan Mousseau, and Anita Wentworth
Congratulations to our 7th & 8th Grade Math Team!
Sullivan Moussaeu took first in the countdown competition.
Zavier Legrendre was the highest ranked 6th grader and was a semi finalist.
The team consisting of Madison Brooks, Sullivan Moussaeu, Camden Harriman and Daniel Harward took third in the team competition.
Congratulation to LMS Girls Basketball
team for taking 1st place in the
Lakes Region Middle School Basketball Tournament
LMS Unified Basketball
LMS Getting Ready For The PUMPKIN FESTIVAL!
School sponsored dances allow ONLY
Laconia Middle School students to attend.
Students absent from school, or have earned a
major office referral, suspension or have been sent
home, administrative detention or ISS on the week of the dance are not allowed to attend the dance (even if ISS consequence will be served the following week).
No spaghetti straps, tube tops, shoulder tops,
halter tops, shirts with bare backs, shirts with
bare midriffs, A-shirts (undershirts), exposed
underwear, symbols/words promoting use of drugs,
tobacco, alcohol or profanity.
(See school dress code for additional examples.)
Dance pick-up: Any student remaining 15 minutes past the end of the dance will not be allowed to the next dance.
Students showing pride
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