and News from the Principal's Page
Maine DOE's Proficiency-Based Learning Initiative
Common Core State Standard Initiative
LEARN HOW THE COMMON CORE CAN INCREASE RIGOR
Suggested Guidelines for Parental Involvement in Homework
Parents are encouraged to …
Parents may, if they wish …
Parents should not …
Goldberg, K. (2007, April). The homework trap. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago.
Margolis, H. (2005). Resolving struggling learners’ homework difficulties: Working with elementary school learners and parents. Preventing School Failure, 50(1), 5–12.
Vatterott, C. (2005, October/November). Mom and Dad aren't taking algebra this year. Our Children, 4–7.
The student’s class time at LRMS is
from 7:20 AM – 1:45 PM
for official attendance tracking
required for reports to the Maine DOE.
Students must arrive between 7:00 am and 7:15 am
to allow time to get organized and be on time for attendance.
Students who are absent during the school day,
can not participate in (or be a spectator for) any after school activity, event or celebration; including marching in the 8th grade celebration ceremony.
Regular attendance is required by law. The only legal exceptions to this are:
Please remember that student absences
or alternative after school plans
require a signed note
with detailed explanation from their parent or guardian.
In the event a child is absent, State law requires parents must provide information regarding details about why their student is absent. If the parent fails to provide that information in a timely manner, the absence will be marked unexcused.
Repeat absences or tardies are automatically reported. Our Infinite Campus system tracks these so that parents receive letters requiring a meeting with school staff to see how we can help improve attendance before any mandatory DHS or child neglect reports must be filed for truancy issues.
These strict requirements come from the State's recognition of research that shows consistent attendance in school as critical to successful student growth as a learner and increases the likelihood of consistent employment as an adult.
For more information about both Parent and School responsibilities on this issue, see this DOE link on Rules & Regulations on Absences.
Do you qualify for Free or Reduced Price School Lunch?
If you do, you also get a FREE Breakfast!
For an application form, contact Andy Madura at 693-5194 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request forms.
The more families who take advantage of this option, the more federal, state, and grant funding our schools receive.
HELP US CREATE A
WHERE COMPASSION PREVAILS
Here is a link to this free brochure you can download to guide conversations between students and adults about understanding bullying and make a plan to stop cruel behavior with assertiveness and support.
Click here to go to the Code of Conduct page
Please review the dress code so you can
be cool and still comply.
Appearance is very important to middle school students, but our first priority at school is to keep them safe and focused on learning.
Watch the presentation below.
A new student band called the "THE STAND" was born at LRMS last year. They have partnered with our transportation department to inspire others to help stop bullying.
They have been on tour and made national as well as local news. Here is a link to a magazine article about them with links to lyrics and video.
LRMS Home Page
A video example of our vision in action at another school.
Teachers have been working on sharing learning targets with students, but now
they are unpacking the standards with students to help move toward further
clarity, choice, and personal responsibility for tracking their own learning.