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Dear LMS Parent Community,
Attached you will find two important letters about next Thursday’s Back to School Night at LMS. Please take a few minutes to read each letter, familiarize yourself with the bell schedule for Back to School Night, and review your child’s course schedule so that you are ready to enjoy a meaningful and efficient evening with us next Thursday.
Next Thursday’s Back to School Night will begin at 6:30 in our gym. Looking forward to seeing you there.
Enjoy your weekend.
The 2019-2020 Community Calendars are available and have been delivered to the following locations:
- Leonia Board of Education
- ACS, LMS and LHS
- Leonia Municipal Building
- Leonia Library
- Leonia Recreation Center
You may pick up a copy at any of these locations. Please click on the link for the pdf format of the calendar: 2019-2020 Community Calendar. Thank you.
Help Us Keep Your School Safe
In the text box, text “LeoniaTip” (one word and not case sensitive) followed by a message to 67283 to submit a confidential tip that will keep your school and friends safe: such as a weapon in school, a peer in crisis, drug possession, distribution, smoking and electronic smoking.
****IF IT IS AN IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY ****
CALL YOUR POLICE DEPARTMENT BY DIALING 911
Contact Dr. Bertolini at 201-302-5221 with any questions regarding this phone app.
NJ Schools to Watch
Leonia Middle School has been named a School to Watch by the New Jersey Schools to Watch Committee. Schools to Watch is an initiative launched by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform in 1999. Through state level Schools to Watch initiatives, the National Forum identifies schools across the United States that are well on their way to meeting the Forum's criteria for high performance.
The Forum contends that three things are true of high-performing middle-grades schools:
- They are academically excellent— schools challenge all students to use their minds well.
- They are developmentally responsive— schools are sensitive to the unique developmental challenges of early adolescence.
- They are socially equitable— schools are democratic and fair, providing every student with high-quality teachers, resources, and supports.
To achieve this national recognition, Leonia Middle School has demonstrated established norms, structures, and organizational arrangements to support and sustain the trajectory of the school toward excellence. LMS will join recognized schools and will be featured in state and national publications, and will be visited by educators from anywhere in the country. Schools to Watch also participate in professional development and serve as a model for other schools using the Schools to Watch Criteria to guide school improvement and reform.
The recognition is a byproduct of systemic change that began three years ago, as a result of the middle school faculty taking part in a very honest and introspective self-study. The self-study revealed the strengths and weaknesses of the school’s structures as seen by the faculty. Confronting the data and brainstorming on how to make the school a better place is an ongoing process. Each year the staff reevaluates the school by undergoing the self-study and implementing recommendations.
This year the LMS faculty’s self-study scored high enough in each area for the school’s leadership team to decide to submit an application. The application was accepted and approved for a site visit by the NJ School to Watch Site visit team.
A team of five people, which included other Schools to Watch administrators, teachers, and university partners, visited LMS for a day. During the day the visitation team met with teachers, students, and parents to evaluate the school’s structures and practices.
In March of 2014, Dr. Nicholas Bernice, LMS Principal, attended the New Jersey Association for Middle Level Education conference to formally accept the School to Watch award. He also attended the National Conference in Washington, DC in June 2014 where LMS and Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark, NJ were both recognized as awardees for New Jersey. In September, NJ State Chairpersons Dr. Gail Hillard-Nelson and Mr. Frank Corrado visited LMS and awarded the school its Schools to Watch banner to all of the LMS faculty and students.
Back to School Night - 6:30LMS
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Rosh Hashana – School ClosedAcademic
Yom Kippur – School ClosedAcademic
Columbus Day – Professional Day – School Closed for StudentsAcademic
NJEA Convention School ClosedAcademic
Single Session DayAcademic
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New Years Day – School ClosedAcademic
M.L. King Day – Professional Day – School Closed for StudentsAcademic
Presidents’ Day/Winter Break – School ClosedAcademic
Spring Break – School ClosedAcademic
Memorial’s Day - School ClosedAcademic
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