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Leestown Middle School is committed to engaging students in learning experiences that empower each with the tools for life-long success.

Weekly Notes 2016

Your Voice MattersSeeking Your Input

Leestown Middle is seeking a new principal as Mrs. Lawson will be retiring at the end of this school year.  The School-based Decision Making Council needs your input about what characteristics you believe are important for a new principal.


SPECIAL SCHOOL-BASED DECISION MAKING COUNCIL MEETING

Leestown Middle School will hold a special called SBDM meeting on Wednesday, March 29 2017, at 5:00 PM.


The meeting agenda is as follows:

  1. For the purposes of principal selection, develop and approve a set of interview questions to guide candidate selection.
  2. Review an initial slate of candidate applications.

 

The Principal selection committee needs your input about the characteristics you most value in the selection of a new principal for Leestown.

Please click on the link below to fill out the survey.

English

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BS9Y2BZ

Spanish

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BT7RGBP

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2016-17 Yearbook

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Congratulations Leestown Orchestra!

2017 KMEA String Festival

2017 KMEA String Festival

March 22, 2017 - Bryan Station High School - Assessment Results: 6th Graders - Performance: All Distinguished! Sight-Reading: Distinguished! *The 7th and 8th graders received Distinguished ratings on Tuesday.

Leestown Live At The Lyric!

2017 Live at the Lyric Photo

Leestown LIVE at the Lyric Theatre was a showcase of the Lexington Youth Arts Council. Our talented students from choir, orchestra, band, Kappa League and Leestown OUTLOUD showcased their incredible talents to a packed house!

 

Congratulations to the Leestown Bands at KMEA Assessment

2017 kmea band

6th grade Distinguished, 7th grade Distinguished, 8th grade Proficient!!!  GREAT JOB!

Musical NotesCongratulations KMEA District 7 Honors Orchestra

Congratulations to the following students for being selected for the KMEA Honors Orchestra.

Symphonic Orchestra

Violin 2:  6th chair - Abby Peck, Viola:  2nd chair—Richard Smith, Bass: 6th chair--Rosa Smith,

Philharmonia Orchestra

Violin 1:  7th chair--Emma Thyne, Violin 2:  13th chair - Brayden Mefford, Viola: 1st chair--Victoria Holliday, 11th chair--DelTarria Jackson, 12th chair-- Asmita Karki , Cello : 9th  chair--Nina Bradley.

 

Orchestra KMEA Preview Concert

2017 KMEA Preview 2

2017 KMEA Preview 1

March 9th KMEA Festival Preview Concert

Reading Challenge Accepted

2017 Blind Date w Book Readers

Congratulations to the students who completed the Blind Date with A Book Reading Challenge!! These students took an unknown book home with them, read it, and passed an AR Quiz on the book in less than 3 weeks.  This was a big accomplishment and we are so VERY proud of them! Great Job Tre Wilson, Ali Hamza, Agath Irumva, Kathleen Bauer, Maya Meads, Jack Martin, Taylor Bellomy,  Kara Clark, Shelby Enyart, Ruth Litanda, Taylor Reid, Keelee Hager, and Timothi Williams!

8th grade Orchestra Receives Standing Ovation

2017 Kentucky Music Educators Conference on Friday in Louisville

Mr. Wilson and 8th grade orchestra members presented a session at the Kentucky Music Educators Conference in Louisville.  The session was entitled:  Creating a Positive Climate in the Rehearsal Room and was attended by over 90 music educators from across the state.  They received a standing ovation at the end of the session! Congratulations to 8th grade orchestra members and Mr. Wilson for showcasing their talents, enthusiasm and passion for music and for being such a great part of Leestown!

 

KMEA Solo and Ensemble Festival LMS Shines!

2017 Band Solo Ensemble Festival

The Leestown Band had a great day at the KMEA Solo and Ensemble festival at Lexington Catholic High School on Saturday, February 18th. Thirty-seven students participated in the festival. LMS had 25 events, 20 of those events scored a Distinguished rating and 5 of those events scored a proficient rating. Congratulations to our students and their teachers, Mr. Weitkamp and Ms. Walbourn.

Please Congratulate the following students for their outstanding performance:

Distinguished Solo: Braden Cansler, Alex Stark, Amirah Al Suud, Alex Schmidt, Rowen, Farmer, Soraya Bouzouma, Nathaniel Stamper, Jack McHugh, Austin Asbury, Tatum Green,

Distinguished Ensemble: Braden Cansler, Alex Stark, , lark Conrad, Austin Asbury, Noah Keller, Carla Uribe, Karen Ruiz, Ailyn Perez, Journee Black, Alex Halliday, Giovanni Perez, Grecia Martinez, Ashley Coutino, Aaliyah Tabontabon, Aaveyon Lewis, NaKyla Smith, Rowen Farmer, Chloe Chula, Mia Mettile, Abigail Rieder, Nathaly Ruiz, Samni Ruiz, Avery Slaughter

Proficient Ensembles and Solos: Samantha Hernandez, Jasmin Delira, Yuleydi Perez, Mayra Zarate, Jesus Diaz, Kadon Amic-Campbell, Chloe Chula, Rowen Farmer, Lesly, Mendoza, Isela Esparza

Ms. Waggoner for getting our Beta Club students to their first state convention.  It was a huge endeavor and took lots of time.  Our kids were well behaved and so pleasant.
Congratulations to Brayden Mefford who placed 3rd in social studies assessment in a field of 60 middle schools!
A talented trio of 8th graders Isabella Squire (keyboard), Asmita Karki (viola), and Nina Bradley (cello & vocals) performed “Clocks” by Coldplay.  They placed in the Top 5 of 50 acts!
Thanks to Mr. French for his help with Robotics, Mr. Wilson for his help with the trio, Mrs. Beck with her help for Carter Boggess, who did a speech (very well).

Beta Club State Convention a Success!

Congratulations to the LMS Beta Club students and Mrs. Waggoner, their sponsor, who attended their first state convention.

A Special Congratulations to:

  • Brayden Mefford who placed 3rd in social studies assessment in a field of 60 middle schools!

2017 Beta Convention Brayden

  • A talented trio of 8th graders Isabella Squire (keyboard), Asmita Karki (viola), and Nina Bradley (cello & vocals) performed “Clocks” by Coldplay.  They placed in the Top 5 of 50 acts!

2017 Beta Convention Trio

LMS Stands Out at the District Science Fair 2017 District Sci Fair Winners

Congratulations District Science Fair Winners! LMS had a strong showing at the Kentucky American Water Science Fair on Saturday where there were over 700 4th – 12th grade students competing. A 1st and 2nd place winner was chosen for each grade and in each category.  Six Leestown students were chosen as winners in their respective grade levels and will advance to regional competition:

Kayla Turney, 1st place, Energy and Transportation

Carter Boggess, 1st place, Engineering

Margo Stuart, 2nd place, Engineering 

Abby Stevenson, 1st place, Microbiology 

Eric Turney, 1st place, Physics and Astronomy 

Isabella Squire, 1st place, Plant Sciences

All LMS students who competed represented us well.  A huge thank you to the LMS science teachers and especially to Mrs. Featheringill, our pre-engineering coordinator.

Leestown and Tates Creek Girls Explore Science, Technology, Math With Help from Lieutenant Governor

Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton has launched pilot programs at two Fayette County middle schools, Leestown and Tates Creek, for seventh-grade girls interested in science, technology, engineering and math. Click Here For the Full Article and Additional Photos

2017 STEM LT Gov Pilot Program

Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton with the initial members of her STEM pilot program. The students are from Leestown and Tates Creek middle schools. Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton’s office

 

 

 

 

2017 future city

 

Future City Standouts

Teams from Edythe J. Hayes and Leestown middle schools tackled the Future City Competition for the first time this year and picked up three awards in the Jan. 16 regional contest:

  • Best Virtual Design, "the Amara Cities of Aelius and Lunarc, Leestown
  • Best Newcomer School - Leestown
  • Best Presentation (above)- "City of Tomorrow", Hayes

In Future city, students generate the ideas, plan their execution, and present the final product. Throughout the process, mentors share their engineering expertise and help students develop project-management and systems-thinking skills. Teams are judged and scored on virtual city design using SimCity software, a 1,500-word essay describing the attributes of their city, a scale model, a seven-minute presentation and Q&A, and their project plan.

A total of 46 teams competed in the Kentucky regional. The final standings included:

11th place: Hexacity - Leestown;13th place the Amara Cities of Aelius and Lunarc - Leestown;16th place Sterling City - Leestown; 20th place City of Tomorrow - Hayes; 37th place New-Topia- Leestown

The Leestown groups were guided by teacher Melissa Graham, and the Hayes students by teacher Ashlee VanHoose.

“I was thrilled to have them and was amazed and very proud of how well they did. I’m really looking forward to seeing them grow in the program and become competitive for that top spot in the future,” said Joe Percefull of Oldham County Schools, the regional coordinator for Future City in Kentucky. “I hope that more Lexington schools will give the competition a shot. They will really enjoy what it does for their kids!”
http://www.fcps.net/news/press-releases/2016-2017/futurecity


 

science fair winners clip art 2016

Congratulations Science Fair Winners!

We are very proud of the hard work and dedication from all the students that participated in our school’s science fair. Below are the 15 students advancing to the District Science Fair in February:

6th Grade:

  • Judge’s Choice Winners for the 6th Grade are:  Kathleen Bauer and Grant Wilkinson

  • 3rd Place:  Jack Ayoob

  • 2nd Place:  Rileigh Grigsby

  • 1st Place:  Katie Squire

7th Grade

  • Judge’s Choice Winner for the 7th Grade is: Eliza Snow

  • 3rd Place:  Aiden West

  • 2nd Place:  Abby Stevenson

  • 1st Place has a tie: Eric Turney and Carter Boggess

8th Grade

  • Judge’s Choice Winner for the 8th Grade is: Charity Keyembe

  • 3rd Place:  Richard Smith

  • 2nd Place:  Margo Stuart

  • 1st Place has a tie: Kayla Turney & Isabella Squire

 

***All students highlighted above will move on to the District Science Fair and Represent Leestown in February.


Support Leestown - Easiest Fundraiser Ever!

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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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