February 9, 2017Lewis County Middle School has been very busy the last couple of months with activities and events at the school. Students and faculty returned this New Year 2017 ready to finish out the school term with eagerness and determination to succeed.The Lewis County Middle School Musical Theater class, taught by Mrs. Jordan and Mrs. Watson, performed their production on December 8, 2016. The production was titled “Broadway Beats (With a Hint of Disney).” Before the holiday break, Principal Mrs. Box and Mrs. Jordan, art teacher, celebrated successful achievement by conducting an activity with the students in the school who scored Distinguished and Proficient on the state testing. These students were treated to hot chocolate and the cafeteria staff’s famous delicious s’mores. Mrs. Box graciously served the students while they created an ornament to place on the LCMS Christmas tree. These proficient and distinguished students had a great time participating in this fun-filled activity. Thanks to Mrs. Box and Mrs. Jordan for your creativity and thoughtfulness for these students who excelled on the school’s state testing.In upcoming news, Club Day will be February 24. Students will need to check with the club sponsor in case activities require certain clothing or items.Lewis County Middle School was saddened by the loss of one of our students, Janay Zornes. Janay graced our hallways with her free spirit and fun loving presence and made everyone smile each day. Prayers to her family, her friends, and to our LCMS students and faculty.December 2, 2016This week at the LCMS the Breakfast Club will meet on December 7. This would be a great time for students participating to talk to his/her buddy concerning midyear grades and the upcoming holiday. Participants, come ready to eat a great breakfast by the LCMS Cafeteria staff.A new staff member at the LCMS is Mr. Joe Bentley. Welcome to our school, Mr. Bentley! “Hello, I am Mr. Bentley the new science teacher in the seventh grade.I did not become a teacher in the traditional path most do, but chose to do so after a career in the livestock and explosives industry. I serve as an Elder at the Quincy Church of Christ and also as the Chairman of the local Health Department in Vanceburg. As a hobby my family enjoys exhibiting goats across the US where we compete against the top producers in the nation. I attended Garrison Elm., LCMS, and LCHS where I graduated in 1998. Did you know that my sister-in-law is Mrs. Moore and that my freshman Math teacher was Mr. Johnson that makes him old!”The LCMS musical theater class will be performing their production on December 8 at 6:00PM at the LCHS auditorium. The show is called “Broadway Beats (with a hint of Disney)”. Students have chosen favorite selections from Broadway shows to perform bringing Lewis County a chance to experience a little Broadway here at home. Please come out and support these students. Admission is free, however, a donation box will be presented after the show.October 23, 2016Congratulations to the Lewis County Band of Pride! They will be participating in the state marching band competition for the 7th consecutive year. We are proud of all the band and color guard students for their hard work and dedication, especially our LCMS students. Class AA semifinal will be held Oct. 29 at Christian Academy of Louisville beginning at 9:45 am. Lewis County will take the field at 11:15. Finals are to be held at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium that evening.September 23, 2016Congrats to our Lewis County Middle School for best district attendance on High Attendance Day! Very proud of our staff and students for working towards this goal and becoming a success!Many Lewis County students are always reaching towards goals in all aspects of our endeavors, whether it is academic or athletic. Many athletic/academic events are occurring in the next few weeks, even during our fall break which is October 3-7. Check the Calendar of Events for upcoming activities.The 4-H Club will be at the LCMS on September 29. Mrs. Bentley and Mrs. Wilson do a fine job working with those members of our school with promoting interesting activities and educational information. Many opportunities are offered to students through this program.The LCMS Talent Search members will meet in the library on October 11. This program is conducted by Mrs. Summer Bryant, an instruction through Morehead State University. She offers students much valuable information about college and career opportunities.The end of the nine weeks will end October 18. Students try and get all homework and test accounted for within classes. Infinite Campus is a wonderful tool for parents/guardians to check grades. An app is also available for some interested parents. LCMS’ first Parent Teacher Conference of the year will be held October 20th 3:30-6:30PM. This is a great time for parents/guardians to visit teachers and pick up the student’s grades. The Dental program which assists all students that received parent/guardian permission will return October 10-13. Students’ teeth will be checked by trained personnel. Issues with teeth will be shared with parents/guardians concerning the condition of the students’ teeth.Those students that are members of the LCMS’ Breakfast Club will meet on October 19. This is a time that members will meet with a volunteer from the community to discuss grades, school issues, or any other subject the student deems important. There are many new faculty members this year at the middle school and each article in the next weeks will feature one and hopefully, a picture. This week’s featured new teacher is Mr. Joshua Coleman. This is Mr. Coleman’s introduction: “Hello, my name is Josh Coleman and I am a new teacher here at LCMS. I teach eighth grade English and Bridges to Algebra, along with being the new coach for the boys' middle school basketball team. I am originally from Lancaster, Ohio and went to college at Morehead State University. I grew up with two older brothers, they are both married, living in Kentucky, and are teachers as well. Throughout my life, I have been very involved with sports, basketball being my favorite. Now, I am happily married to my wife, Kayla, with a beautiful Golden Retriever, named Copper. I just graduated from college in May, so this will be my first year teaching. I am very excited to be working here at LCMS and am ready to see all the students succeed!”The LCMS staff and students wish Mr. Coleman “Good Luck” this year and all are proud he’s a part of the team! Once again, Fall break is coming up soon, October 3-7. Everyone have a fun and safe break!August 31, 2016Happy retirement to Mrs. Duff! Thank you for everything you have done at LCMS.We welcome to LCMS our new assistant principal, Mr. Bill Allen.August 16, 2016The Lewis County Middle School is excited to welcome all students to the school this year! There are many ways to make the school year successful. The following suggestions will allow parents/guardians for a smoother transition back to school:•establish organized and morning and bedtime routines•communicate with your child’s teacher immediately•create a designated homework zone•check homework and school work (nightly bookbag check)•eat dinner family style a few nights a week•engage your child in critical thinking exercises•don’t rely on school for everything; visit museums, exhibitions, and other culturally related activities•know special education rights of your student and school •study with your childThese parent/guardian guidelines will help the student at the LCMS be prepared and eager for the upcoming school term. Don’t forget parents/students/guardians that student forms are due August 19. Please get those returned immediately for the staff to have updated records on file. Cooperation in this matter would be greatly appreciated from the office staff. In upcoming articles be looking for news on the summer experiences of the staff and students and a short introduction to all the new staff at the LCMS.Once again, welcome back and have a great year to all LCMS students, faculty and staff!July 1, 2016The first day for students will be Wednesday, August 10th. School supplies lists for our middle school students can be accessed on this website by clicking the Parent Information link.If your child is coming into sixth grade, don't forget that a school physical is a requirement. That is also a good time to check to make sure his or her immunizations are up to date. Also, any student participating in a school-sponsored sport must have a sports physical every year. Doctors' offices and the health department get very busy at the beginning of school, so try to get in early.If you have just moved into the district, you will need to make sure we get a copy of your child's birth certificate, social security card, immunizations, and school physical when enrolling. The previous school may have these, and we will send for them, but it is ultimately up to the parent to make sure these are given to us. If you have just moved to Kentucky, an eye exam and school physical for Kentucky are required, no matter what grade the student is entering.