Good morning! Today is Monday, August 21, and it is an A Day for everyone. Welcome to the first day of what will be an exciting school year! School will be in session for a full day (8:00 am-2:30 pm) this week except for Wednesday. All District 186 students will be dismissed one hour early (1:30 p.m.) every Wednesday during the 2017-2018 School Year.
Students will report to their homerooms today. There will be signs in the locker area that will help them locate their homeroom. In addition, students should take school supplies to homeroom.
Drop off and Pick Up Procedures: Students who are car riders will need to be dropped off in the morning on the Capitol Street side of the building.
Dismissal: Parents may not park on Monroe Street (behind the building), 12th Street (east of the building), nor on Capitol Street (in front of the building). All other side streets, as well as the church parking lot on the corner of 12th Street & Monroe Street, may be used for student pick up.
Parents should not drive on the blacktop to park, or for student drop off or pick up. **During the school day, the blacktop parking lot is reserved for LMS and District staff only. There is a handicap accessible parking spot available during the day located to the right of the 12th Street Entrance next to the playground.
Meet the Teacher Night will be held on Wednesday, August 30, from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
The Welcome Back Dance will be held this Friday, August 25, from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Activity busses are available for those students eligible. In order to ride an activity bus, a student must be eligible for bus transportation to LMS. Please make sure that your student knows which activity bus to ride. If you have questions, please call the main office.
All students interested in joining the Cross Country Team should plan on attending our first official meeting/practice tomorrow (August 22) at LMS from 2:30-4:00 pm. Be sure to come dressed for a workout. All runners must have a current physical on file by Friday, August 25 in order to continue participating. Ball Charter students will ride a bus to LMS. Please make sure your student knows their activity bus stop. LMS students must be eligible for bus transportation to LMS in order to ride an activity bus. Ball Charter students are eligible to ride an activity bus if they do not live within walking distance of LMS. Parents may also pick up their student promptly at 4:15 p.m.
There will be a mandatory parent/student meeting for students participating in Cross Country on Wednesday, August 30, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the gym (following Meet the Teacher).
Students in 7th & 8th grade interested in trying out for Girls Basketball and Boys Basketball must have an updated physical on file by the first day of tryouts. Please contact Mr. Hampsey (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions.
There will be an 8th grade girls basketball open gym on Wednesday, August 23 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at Ball Charter. You will need your own transportation. Only 8th graders interested in trying out are permitted in Ball Charter during the open gym.
6th Grade Girls Basketball Tryouts will be held on Thursday, August 24 & 25, at Ball Charter School from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Students are expected to attend both tryouts. If there is a conflict, please contact Mr. Hampsey. Tryouts are closed and only students trying out will be permitted inside Ball Charter. Parents/family members may wait in the parking lot or come back to pick up their student.
Monday, August 21
First Day of School 8:00-2:30 pm
No Cross Country Today: First practice is tomorrow
No Softball practice
Baseball vs. WMS @ Southeast (SE) 4:30 pm
Tuesday, August 22
Cross Country First Meeting/Practice @ LMS 2:30-4:00 pm (BC students will ride a bus to LMS; 4:15 activity busses will be running)
Baseball practice @ SE 3:30-5:15 pm (LMS students will have a bus to Ball Charter) (5:15 pm activity busses will be running)
Softball vs. Pleasant Plains @ Pleasant Plains Middle School on Farmingdale Road 4:30 pm
Wednesday, August 23
1:30 pm Dismissal
Softball practice @ SE 3:30-5:15 pm
Baseball vs. Taylorville @ Taylorville 4:30 pm
Springfield Public Schools Facilities Mtg. @ SHS 6:00 pm
Thursday, August 24
Cross Country practice @ Lincoln Park 2:30-4:00 pm (4:15 pm activity busses are available)
Softball vs. St. Agnes @ Southeast 4:30 pm
Baseball practice @ SE 3:30-5:15 pm
Friday, August 25
Welcome Back Dance 2:30-4:00 pm (Activity Busses are running. Please make sure you know which activity bus to ride home)
Baseball vs. Pleasant Plains @ Pleasant Plains 4:30 pm
Cross Country practice @ Lincoln Park 2:30-4:00 pm
Softball vs. Rochester @ SE 4:30 pm
Saturday, August 26
Softball @ Mt. Olive Tournament- bus leaves LMS 7:00 am (The schedule is posted on the LMS website)