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Principal Newsletter


March 27, 2017


Our Friday Night Dance was a big success!  Great food, great music, great time!  Thank you ASB for the wonderful evening!


All Star Logs are due this Wednesday, March 29 at lunch in room 703!


LRMS is on Twitter!  Ladera Ranch MS@GeorgeDuarte3.  Check us out and follow us!  Official communication will still take place through our website, our newsletter, phone, or through written communication.  We are up to 38 followers!


There are two attachments from our counseling and guidance department.  One is our SOS presentation and another is a listing of apps that parents may find useful.


Instruction, Curriculum, Assessment:


Lions Club starts Monday after school. This is an opportunity for your child to finish the year strong with assignments turned in on time and extra support with homework and preparing for tests. Contact Saddleback College Community Education at (949) 582-4646. Class Code 9831 or Contact Mrs. Bleidistel 


Summer Course Offering at LRMS: We will be offering three courses during the summer to enrich and prepare our students!


Two courses of Middle School Boot Camp: 4 sessions each

Mon- Thurs 8/07-8/10 and 8/14-8/17.  9am-11am

Help prepare your child(ren) for the rigors of middle school in this informative and practical class. Students will learn how to use their lockers effectively, organize homework, navigate school loop, and use their agendas. Also included is a school tour, so students learn how to get to their classes within the four-minute passing period. Instruction also will cover skills to prepare students for the first quarter of school. This class is only for students who attend Ladera Ranch Middle School. $120 + $20 material


Two courses of Middle School Math Prep; 4 sessions each.  8/7-8/10 and 8/14-8/17 9am-11am

Designed to prepare students for Math 6 and 7, this fun and challenging class will cover a review of previously learned materials and look ahead at the new standards for next year.  Instruction will focus on four critical areas: (1) connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using the concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems, (2) completing understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, including negative numbers, (3) writing, interpreting, and using expressions and equations, and (4) developing understanding of statistical thinking. $160 + $10 material fee


Aspiring Writers:  Creating Stories.  8 Sessions  Mon-Thurs 2-4pm.  July 10th-20th


Learn how to bring stories and characters to life in this exciting and interactive workshop. Using excellent resources, including movie clips, user-friendly templates, classic and contemporary book selections, students will have an excellent toolbox to ignite their imaginations and help them bring their stories to life. Working together, students will develop their plots, characters, settings, themes, magical worlds, fantastic voyages, and tell their stories.  $140 + $25 materials  


For additional information and to sign up for a course, go to:

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Ladera Ranch Middle School


Important Dates to Remember:



April 3-7                         Spring Recess


May 4                               All-Star Award Ceremony

A-L 5:30-6:30 p.m.

M-Z 6:45-7:45 p.m.


May 29                           Memorial Day Holiday


June  1                           Last Day Of School for Students, 8th Grade Clap Out (Dismissal



Student and Parent Concerns:


You are all invited to the next PTA association meeting March 28 at 8:30 in the MPR. At this meeting we will take a final vote and elect a new PTA Board for 2017-2018.

PTA General Association Meeting- March 28th @ 8:30am:  Save the Date! College Secrets for Middle School Students! Listen to Breanne Boyle from Collegewise share important information on what colleges are really looking for in their applicants as well as the factors that are considered during the admissions process. Tuesday, March 28th at 9:00 a.m. in the MPR immediately following the PTA General Association Meeting beginning at 8:30 a.m. We hope to see you there!


News from San Juan Hills High School:


Parents of students attending SJHHS in the fall: Are you looking for flexibility in your student’s class schedule?  SJHHS offers a 7th period Biology class which takes place after school from 2:55 - 3:58 pm Tuesday through Friday. This option works well for students who are unable or unwilling to take a zero period or for families that may have transportation challenges.  Please contact your guidance counselor to enroll.


San Juan Hills High School Girls Basketball Academy

4th-8th Grade Girls

Spring 2017 - Dates March 22-May 31

Wednesdays – 6:00-7:30

Saturday Morning – To be communicated based on gym availability  Location:  San Juan Hills High School Gym, 29211 Vista Montana, San Juan Capistrano

All updates and information on the clinics, plus updates on girls basketball camps can be found at   Contact with any questions


News from Tesoro High School:


No news at this time!


News from Capistrano Unified School District:


The Board of Trustees desires to provide a safe school environment that allows all students equal access and opportunities in the district’s academic and other educational support programs, services, and activities.  The Board prohibits, at any District school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any student based on the student’s actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.


With Lion Pride,



George Duarte, Ed.D.


Ladera Ranch Middle School
















We have sun! Here is the revised Flag Football Schedule


Students received an elective form on March 20th during their elective class for the 2017-18 school year.  Please review this with your student and make sure it is turned in no later than March 29th.  Further elective information is available on the Guidance page.


Please go to the Guidance Page for information for incoming 9th grade students wanting to enroll in Health and/or CCP this summer. Registration forms can be turned in starting the week of March 27th.

LRMS 2017 Flag Football Champions!

8th Grade Dance is on May 26, 2017


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CUSD schools are transitioning away from traditional listserv emails. We will be sending messages through School Messenger, and only those who do not currently receive School Messenger messages ...more

Today: 3/28/17


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7th Grade Students must show proof TDAP Vaccine to attend school.

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