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                                     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.


  • MLTI Take Home Meetings (Online and Live Dates) Beginning on August 17th parents/guardians may once again participate in the mandated yearly MLTI laptop tutorial online. This tutorial provides updated information about the laptops including care, responsibility, and policy and gives the student the privilege to bring the laptop back and forth from home to school freely at the the discretion of the parent. This tutorial is accessed by logging into the “Parent" account at: you are there you will find a link to the "MLTI Take Home Survey" in the “Inbox.”Note: This online tutorial should be done by the student and parent together.While we recognize that the online option may be more convenient ...
    Posted Aug 13, 2015, 9:14 AM by Joshua Sturk
  • Daily Announcements August 17, 2015The first day of school is August 31. 2015.  Classes begin promptly at 7:20 each day.Students interested in fall sports MUST have completed forms in and approved by the school nurse BEFORE practicing.  If you need forms, they may be picked up at the school office Monday - Friday from 7am - 3:30.  No forms, No practice, No Exceptions.Students in grades 6 through 8 interested in cross country running:  Your first practice will be on Tuesday, September 8 right after school.  If you have not been running, please start.  Try to work up to 20 minutes of solid jogging.  If you have been running, keep up the good work.  Get ready to havea great year ...
    Posted Aug 17, 2015, 6:13 AM by Ginny Nadeau
  • Affirmative Action Notice Dear Parents/Guardians, Staff:   M.S.A.D. #61 has an obligation to its students and employees to maintain a work and learning environment which is respectful, fair and free from discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment of any kind, including intimidation or hostility.  Discrimination against and harassment of students or employees because of race, color, sex, religion, ancestry or national origin, age or disability are prohibited.  Such acts are counter to M.S.A.D. #61 policy and is subject to disciplinary action.   Any student or employee who has been discriminated against must make a report to the Affirmative Action Officer ("AAO").  Any student or employee who is unsure whether discrimination, harassment, or sexual harassment occurred is encouraged to discuss the ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2012, 7:11 AM by Ryan Palmer
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For Resources
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Maine DOE's Proficiency-Based Learning Initiative

Common Core State Standard Initiative


Suggested Guidelines for Parental Involvement in Homework

Parents are encouraged to …

  • Ask their child about what the child is studying in school.
  • Ask their child to show them any homework assignments.
  • Assist their child in organizing homework materials.
  • Help their child formulate a plan for completing homework.
  • Provide an appropriate space for their child to do homework.

Parents may, if they wish …

  • Help their child interpret assignment directions.
  • Proofread their child's work, pointing out errors.
  • Read aloud required reading to their child.
  • Give practice quizzes to their child to help prepare for tests.
  • Help their child brainstorm ideas for papers or projects.
  • Praise their child for completing homework.

Parents should not …

  • Attempt to teach their child concepts or skills the child is unfamiliar with.
  • Complete assignments for their child.
  • Allow their child to sacrifice sleep to complete homework.



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: 

1. Personal illness, an appointment with a health care professional that must be made during a regular school day. 

2. Observance of a recognized religious holiday when the observance is required during the regular school day.

3. Family emergency.

4. Planned absence for a personal or educational purpose which has been approved.

5.  Educational disruption i.e. homelessness, foster care, hospitalization etc. 

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 to request forms.   

The more families who take advantage of this option, the more federal, state, and grant funding our schools receive.


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.

Maine district takes action

to stop bus bullying

Click here to go to the Code of Conduct page


New student registration is Tuesday, August 18th, 8:00 am-Noon.


First day of school in the fall is Monday, August 31st. Students arrive @7 am.


  • Pencils and a zippered pouch for binder
  • Pens - blue, black and correcting pens of one other color
  • Colored pencils
  • Pencil top erasers
  • Pencil sharpener (inexpensive hand operated - under $2)
  • Book covers (4-non-stick)
  • Highlighters
  • Loose leaf paper
  • Ear buds or inexpensive headphones
  • 5x8 composition book
  • 5 spiral one subject notebooks
  • 5 pocket folders
  • Package of plastic sheet protectors
  • Binder(s) - 1", 2" and 3" - See team letter for how many of each.
  • Backpacks must fit through the 5-1/2" locker opening.            For safety/health reasons, students must use the locker, and can not carry backpacks throughout the school day.
We typically receive donations to help with school supplies for families who may be struggling at this time of year.  If you need help with this or can donate, please contact the LRMS office.


  • Length of shorts/skirts/dresses is half way down thigh
  • Tops must have sleeves or at least 2 inch straps
  • All undergarments must be covered with solid material tops/bottoms

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.


Parent Resources

  • Advocates for Children. Creates programs to prevent child maltreatment and empower children and families to live healthy and productive lives. Advocates for Children offers workshops for parents on a wide variety of topics.
  • G.E.A.R. Parent Network. G.E.A.R. offers workshops for parents on bullying prevention. Parents can also share experiences and knowledge on this online forum.
  • Maine Parent Federation. Information, advocacy, education and training to benefit families of children and adults with disabilities and special health care needs.
  • Parent Resource Center. Offers practical parenting training and skills advice to families in York County.
  • Southern Maine Parent Awareness. Offers information, referral support and education to families throughout Maine who have children with special needs.
  • Stop Your Child from Being Mistreated. Your child is being mistreated by another student—now what? Advice for parents on how to protect your child from bullying.

Healthier Middle Schools




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.

Youth Resources

  • Maine Youth Action Network. Youth are essentail partners in creating community change. Sign-up online for this free youth leadership program to help combat issues like bullying in your community.
  • Project Aware. Participate in youth empowerment workshops, create presentations, and take your message to your peers.
  • Young Adult Abuse Prevention Program. YAAPP believes domestic violence and dating violence occurs because society does not recognize the inequities and violence towards women and minority groups as a national problem. YAAPP works to end dating violence in Cumberland and Sagadahoc Counties.
  • Youth MOVE Maine. A support system for youth to build skills for partnership, improve policies that impact youth, and support leadership so that youth can raise awareness and make a difference in the lives of others and in their communities.