Tech Meet Up for Grade 7/8 Students

Our grade 7/8 students are in Salmon Arm at the Sullivan Campus to explore careers and businesses showcasing their Technology. It is a hands on field trip. At LWMS, we teach Applied Design Skills Technology through our Tech and Foods Program and some of our X Blocks.

 

LWMS Carnaval de Quebec

FEBRUARY 14th

 

Parents please read the link below for information about our Carnaval on

February 14th!

Carnaval de Quebec website

Student Led Conferences

On February 12th, starting after school from 2:30-5:30pm in 20 minute time slots, students will be displaying their learning to their families.  These conferences are a chance for families to see the learning, growth and goals that their son or daughter has been striving to achieve.  You will see samples of work and be able to view their classroom and school in action!

PAC will be present, selling tickets to their big Fundraiser at the Royal York  Golf Club on Saturday March 2nd.

 

Explorations

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For some of our Grade 8 students, their first Exploration ended at the end of January.  The culmination of Tech was a self directed project. The students rose to the occasion.  A few examples are: Cassidy Munro created a box that locked by a battery. Parker Kitzman made a portable phone charger out of 10 lithum batteries with the capacity of 3400 Milliamps. Lucius McJannet made a hover craft the size of an ipad. He used a fan which he attached to an RC motor.   In Foods, students used phyllo pastry to create appetizers. Some were sweet and some were savory but all were creative and the result of great team work. Explorations allow students to focus on their Core competencies and ADST (Applied Design Skills Technology).

 

Grade 7 Assessment

If parents have more questions…please watch this you tube video and read the letter.  If you still have questions do not hesitate to contact the school. Thank you

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsQkcHavTYo&feature=youtu.be

Curriculum Minutes

Staff is looking at the minutes of instruction for each subject area. We are comparing the recommendations to our current minutes per subject. Staff are considering an increase to the curriculum time for the core subjects of numeracy and language arts, in particular. Our Numeracy scores as a district are needing improvement and we have focused on Numeracy in our School Improvement Plan as well. Staff has been doing professional development in the area of numeracy throughout the year and focusing on critical concepts in numeracy for each grade.

As staff looks at the minutes and increasing curriculum time, we will be creating a timetable to reflect an increase in curriculum time. We will present this information at  PAC meetings. As well, we will continue to write updates on our website.

Welcome Back Assembly

We hosted an assembly on January 8th to celebrate our successful fall adn to look ahead to the next term. In addition, we showed the video in the link below which focused on 7 Things We can Control. The video was inspiring for all of us.

Happy New Year to our LWMS families!

School starts on January 7th. We hope you will join us January 7th at 6 pm for our PAC meeting in the library.

We will be starting X-Block January 15th and our first Winter Recreation is January 18th! Please ensure your school fees are paid as well as your winter recreation amounts. We will be having an assembly to review our successful fall and to set up the next term for more Extreme Team Accomplishments. There were many exciting events that occurred during our first term: volleyball, basketball, No Talent Talent Show, We day, Orange Shirt and Remembrance Day, Halloween Dance and costume competitions, Spirit wear orders, Parent and Teacher Interviews,Door decoration and recycled wreath creations, Teens Count Too Fundraising, Toiletry Fundraising, Food Bank collections,  Report cards, Break Dancing Lessons……the list goes on…… We are looking forward to a productive second term- with a focus on academics!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Holidays!

We are Having Fun!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are decorating classroom doors and making wreaths out of recycled materials!

Band Concert a Success

December 12 was the Band Concert at PVSS. Our grade 7 students and X-Block Grade 8 students did a fantastic job under the direction of Mrs. de Dood and Mr. Majerech. It was amazing to hear the progress from grade 7 to grade 8. We had a wonderful audience for the concert as well. Good job musicians. You make us proud!

Break Dancing Lessons

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A huge thank you to PAC as they are funding our Break dancing lessons which began on Friday December 14. Lessons will be in teams and  it is  a fun experience for our students. Dance is part of the Curriculum.

Hot Lunch Winter Schedule

The New Hot Lunch Winter Schedule is up. Ordering can start December 4, 2018. If you are currently a hot lunch recipient, then please go to the login box on the right on the main page. Login using your username and password.   Once in, click on orders (Winter Hot Lunch). Please print the payment remittance to be delivered to the school with payment. If you DO NOT have a printer that is okay. Just sent in your payment with a note saying student and classroom.

If you have not already signed up for your hot lunch go to

lenwood.hotlunches.net

click “REGISTER”, Enter your school access code LWHL (case sensitive). Enter all personal information. Please choose a user ID that is easy to remember.

Once registered click on the profile tab to proceed. Enter child’s name, class and select “YES” to be included in the class list. Once in click on “ORDER”. Print off remittance (if able) send in with payment to the school.

The 2019 Winter Hot Lunches will be available to order from December 4 – December 17, 2018.

The first hot lunch day will be Wednesday, January 9, 2019.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the school (250 546-3476) and leave a message for Ms. Leupin.

Thank you.

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Wentworth Rental Night

 

For those band students wishing to rent their instrument from Wentworth Music, a rental night is being held in the LWM band room on Thursday, September 13th from 6-8pm. Wentworth staff will be there to answer any questions about their policies, and students are able to take the instrument home that night.

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LWMS Extreme Team 2018!

We had a great first week! Our opening day assembly focused on very powerful messages! Firstly, we are all a team and we are focused on being the most successful team we can be! One of our cheers from Friday’s end of day Team presentations said, “We are the dream…the LWMS Extreme team!” Secondly, as individuals we need to focus on our goals and believing in ourselves- this can double our success rate! As well, we need to set ourselves up for success by ensuring everything we do during our day will lead  us to a successful tomorrow! (ex. getting enough sleep, good nutrition, family/friend time, outdoor time….)  Thirdly, we need to believe in each other. When staff and students believe in each other it can increase our success rate  up to 4 times!  We then made a rain storm together and learned that we have synergy when we all focus together on the same goal. It was inspiring and led to a celebration Friday afternoon, where teams shared their amazing cheers and the physical spelling of the word team. This celebration of our LWMS Extreme Team occurred outside Friday afternoon. Oh and we also had a pancake breakfast Friday morning…..the feeling of community was strong as the week ended.

The class lists are posted. We added a division as we have many new students.  We have three grade 6 classrooms, two grade 6/7 classrooms and eight grade 7/8 classrooms. Many written parent requests were made and our team tried to honor at least a  portion of most of the requests. The classes configurations are very tricky as we endeavor to create a balance for the needs of all. If your student is not feeling super positive about their placement, please remember that your reaction will affect their acceptance. The team did their utmost to ensure we have successful teams! Thank you for embracing your student’s placement and remember that in the future you can submit a request for the following school year before June 1, 2019.

Looking forward to meeting parents at the PAC Meeting and Elections September 10th at 6pm in the library. Terry Fox run on the horizon and Orange Shirt Day!

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Welcome to LWMS Extreme Team 2018!

Staff is looking  forward to the year, supporting the traditions, community and strengthening established relationships and creating new relationships with all of you. We look forward to the first day together as a school community and welcoming our students.

We will have an exciting year ahead as we work towards the LWMS we all envision. Collectively, we have many years of experience and creative talents and the students of LWMS will be the benefactors of our energy and wisdom. We look forward to our year with optimism, confidence, and enthusiasm.  Please- let us know how we can be supportive.

Classes will be back in session on September 4th, 2018 with an early dismissal  at 11:15 am. Class lists will NOT BE POSTED PRIOR to September 4th, 2018 as our numbers are very high and we are anticipating obtaining another classroom.  For the first week, returning students will go to one of their last year CORE teacher.  (lists will be posted on the window and a bulletin board) Grade six students and new students will meet in the gym. THE LISTS POSTED ARE NOT THEIR CLASS FOR THE YEAR -THEY ARE FOR THE FIRST WEEK ONLY!

The first week students will review expectations and work on building team spirit. As well, we will be spending time on Numeracy. Once we have determined if any students have moved away and welcomed all our new families, the Director of Instruction will give permission to place students in their new classes. We anticipate posting the classes on Friday after dismissal. The rest of the week are normal hours of instruction.

We are looking forward to the year ahead and feel grateful to be working with your child and family at Len Wood Middle School, Extreme Team 2018!

 

 

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Pleasant Valley Secondary School would like to invite all parents and guardians of grade 8 students at Len Wood Middle School to an informational evening on Tuesday, June 12 at 6:30 pm in the PVSS library.  Topics covered will include courses, timetable and transition to high school.

Please bring your questions to the meeting.

PVSS admin and teachers are looking forward to meeting you.

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