Our teachers feel strongly that one of their responsibilities to your children is to help teach them organizational skills related to academic success. For that reason, we have put the following policies in place. While not always popular with students, these measures have been found by teachers to be helpful to students in becoming more responsible, productive students. These policies have also been endorsed by our School Advisory Council. We hope that you will support us as we try to do what is best for our students.
We utilize our binder program to teach students how to set up their binders for all classes in order to keep their learning materials in one, organized place. Students will be trained on what items will and will not be allowed to be kept in their binders. Each subject will be clearly marked by a divider tab and teachers may have students enter smaller sub-sections within their class section. The binder is a serious learning tool and students will be directed to refrain from placing graffiti, stickers, photos, etc. on the spine and front of their binder. They are allowed to decorate the back side with school appropriate decorations. Regular binder checks will be done to insure students are using their binder appropriately. Conduct grades will be impacted for non-compliance. As a convenience for you, we have broadened the list of acceptable binders and have eliminated color requirements.
Since the students will be carrying only one binder, and most textbooks remain in the classrooms, students will not be allowed to carry a traditional back pack. All students may carry a small “sling” bag NO LARGER than 16 x 20 inches that must lay flat when empty. This means it should not have a gusset at the bottom. This small sling bag is not intended to carry the binder, textbooks or other large items. It is intended to carry a library book or other small incidentals. A small zipper pouch may be carried inside the bag for personal items. Purses will not be allowed. A lunch box will be allowed for students who bring their lunch from home.
This school year we are again using the school agenda plan book. It is an effective educational tool which helps students develop better organizational skills, prepares them for school and keeps parents informed about their child’s school responsibilities. The students will be required to fill out their planner with information for each class regarding assignments and tests. The student handbook for LWMS is also included inside the planner. Students should take the planner home to share with parents on a regular basis. Teachers may communicate with you by writing notes in your child’s planner regarding your child’s progress or behavior. I encourage you to communicate with teachers in the same way.
If securing these school supplies will be a financial hardship for your family, please contact your child’s guidance counselor at 671-6120.
A school planner will be provided to every student free of charge.
The following supplies will need to be purchased and replenished throughout the year:
2 1/2 or 3” 3-Ring Binder or 3 –Ring nylon organizer
1 pencil pouch with holes for a binder
# 2 pencils (recommended - box of at least 12)
Loose leaf notebook paper (recommended - one package per class)
1 box 12 colored pencils
1 yellow highlighter
1 black pen
1 blue pen
1 red pen
1 hand held pencil sharpener
1 large eraser
4 Composition Note books (“Black Cover” type)
Permanent markers are not needed or permitted on campus.
Students will not be permitted to carry a back pack.
Summer Feeding Programearning and good nutrition do not end when school lets out.” With this in mind, Marion County Public Schools reminds the community it offers nutritious meals so students are fueled to learn and grow in its summer meal program.
No application or income information is necessary to qualify; children simply show up to eat. Children 18 years and younger are eligible for meals without charge, including sandwiches, cereal, juice, fresh fruits and vegetables, milk, and cookies. Serving times vary by location.
Lake Weir Middle School serves breakfast beginning at 8:15 am until 8:45 am. Lunch is served from 11:15 am to 11:45 am.
A call will be sent to all families when report cards and state testing reports are available for pick up in the front office.
The Lake Weir Middle School Library will be open every other Wednesday during the summer from 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.for book checkout/return.
June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26, August 2
We also now have a free Little Lending Library located at the front of the school stocked with books! Students are welcome and encouraged to stop by and pick up a book to read!
On July 19th, 2017, the Marion County Health Department will be here at Lake Weir Middle School to administer any vaccinations that any student may need to fulfill school requirements. The vaccinations will be administered from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM and will be free of charge.
The administration and staff of Lake Weir Middle School are proud to announce the LWMS Advanced Academic Academy, beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. This magnet program will focus on providing a student-centered learning environment where students will be prepared for the demands of rigorous high school magnet programs. The 6th and 7th grade classes will focus on preparing students to take high school course offerings during their eighth grade year. Instruction will focus on advanced language arts writing and reading skills, as well as providing a strong foundation in mathematics. Students in eighth grade will begin their high school career by taking English I Honors, Algebra I Honors, and Physical Science Honors for high school credit.
Our Advanced Academic Academy students will have the opportunity to take elective classes in a variety of areas including Agriculture, Art, Band, Carpentry and Architecture, Culinary Arts, Health Occupations, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Students will also have the opportunity to participate in clubs such as FFA, Good News Club, HOSA, National Junior Honor Society, and Student Government. Extracurricular activities include volleyball, basketball, cross country, track, school dances, and competitive events such as Brain Bowl and MATHCOUNTS.
Click here to view the 2017-2018 Advanced Academic Academy brochure and application. You can download a copy of the application or stop by the front office of the school. Interested families are encouraged to contact the school and speak with Mr. Ellers, Principal, to learn more about this exciting opportunity or to schedule a tour of our campus.
Marion County Public Schools has partnered with Successful Innovations to offer you a FREE on demand resource to support your children in the classroom. You now may have access to a library of how-to videos with exercises and activities to help accelerate your child’s learning – all in the comfort of your home!
You can register by either visiting the website or texting a code using your phone.
Visit https://si4allonline.com/marion and click the “REGISTER NOW” button OR Text “503MS”to 96000
You only have to register once and you are ready to start watching!
Click on this Just Take 20 link to access some wonderful reading and literacy resources.
“When parents are involved in their children’s education at home, they do better in school. And when parents are involved in school, children go farther in school and the schools they go to are better.”
Lake Weir Middle provides before and after school tutoring for our students, free of charge. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from tutoring.
The before school session is held from 8:00AM - 9:00 AM.
The after school session is held from 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM.
YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
"When parents are involved in their children's education at home, they do better in school. And when parents are involved in school, children go further in school and the schools they go to are better."
This is a toll free hotline designed primarily for student use to report any concerns that they may have concerning such topics as theft, violence, suicide, drugs, bullying, weapons, vandalism, and domestic abuse.
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Vaccination Clinic - Free of Charge
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 6th Grade Orientation
Student's Day: 9:25 AM - 3:30 PM
Teacher Day: 8:10 AM - 3:55 PM
Early Release Times: 1:30 PM
Office Hours: 7:45 AM - 4:00 PM
School Store: 9:15 AM - 9:25 AM
If you must check your student out early please do so before 2:45pm
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Student Lunch $1.75
(If qualified, reduced price is: $0.40 or free)
All students are eligible for free breakfast every day