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Students are expected to be seated in class when the tardy bell rings. If a student is late to school, he/she is required to check in with the attendance office before going to class. Frequent tardiness without a valid excuse is considered truancy under state law. You may view your student attendance and tardy records by logging into SchoolLoop and clicking on the attendance tab or through the Student and Parent Portals. 

SPRING DANCE on MARCH 24th, 7-9 P.M.! All grades welcome!

SPRING DANCE on MARCH 24th, 7-9 P.M.!


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Principal Newsletter


March 20, 2017


Please vote for Ladera Ranch Middle School through Scholarshare:  Please vote for our school to receive funds!  Here is a link to Ladera Ranch Middle School and you can vote every day!


As spring approaches, we want to remind you of the changes to our regular school schedule in March and May.  March 16th, March 24th and June 1st will be minimum days.  Students will be excused at 12:15.


On May 8th, and May 25th, Periods 1, 3 and 5 will meet.  The schedule is as follows:

1          8:15-10:11      

Break  10:11-10:21    

3          10:25-12:21    

Lunch  12:21-12:56    

5          1:00-2:55        


On May 9th and 26th, Periods 2, 4 and 6 will meet.  The schedule is as follows:                

2          8:15-10:11      

Break  10:11-10:21    

4          10:25-12:21    

Lunch  12:21-12:56    

6          1:00-2:55        


Congratulations to LRMS 7th grader, Andrew Gu, who took FIRST PLACE at the Math Counts Orange County Chapter competition this past week. This is the second year in a row that he has placed 1st. This is a huge accomplishment.  Andrew now moves on to the State competition.


*NEW* LRMS PTA Facebook Page!  LRMS PTA now has a new Facebook page!  This use of social media will allow us to share upcoming activities and events with LRMS families.  Another excellent way to stay informed!  Please visit our page at: Ladera Ranch Middle School PTA.


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. 


Instruction, Curriculum, Assessment:


Registration for Lions Club Session 4 is open! After-School Experience classes will start the week of March 27th at your 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. Please visit our website for program information and to registerNo on-site registration will be accepted so pre-register! Registration closes at midnight prior to the first class. For further questions, please contact Saddleback College Community Education at (949) 582-4646.


Class ID


Start Date

Class Name


Daily Class Times

Tuition Fee

Material Fee

Min Age

Max Age


Ladera Ranch Middle School

Mar 27

Lions Club

Bleidistel, Bowen

Mon 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM &  Wed 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM







Important Dates to Remember:


March 10                        End of 3rd Quarter


March 16                        Minimum Day (Dismissal 12:15pm)


March 23                        Open House


March 24                        Minimum Day (Dismissal 12:15pm)


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:


The PTA Nominating Committee found wonderful people who have stepped up to volunteer and help our school in the following capacities on the PTA Board 2017-2018,


Elizabeth Mordock  - President

Dolores Powell - Vice President

Tracy Kolson - Programs

Heather Lawson - Membership

Judi Pitko -  Membership

Kathi Lewandowski - Recording Secretary

Jen Doyle - Treasurer

Lisa Haugsland - Financial Secretary

Sarah Parsons - Historian

Kathy Damm - Auditor


The committee list is posted in the office. If you have any questions about the committee or if you are interested in helping in one of the positions on the PTA Board, please contact Tracy Kolson


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 Capistrano Unified School District:


 A community forum with Capistrano Unified School District Superintendent Kirsten Vital is set for Tuesday, March 14 at 7:00 p.m. The Superintendent’s forum will give parents an overview of the State of California’s new accountability and improvement system which will be released to the public in March. The California School Dashboard will be published online and will include data on state and local indicators such as chronic absenteeism, graduation rates, English learner progress, student achievement, parental involvement, and much more. Ultimately, the dashboard will be utilized to measure a district’s progress as well as areas for improvement. During the community forum, District staff will share local indicators and priorities, and the Superintendent will welcome feedback and field questions from those in attendance.

What: Superintendent’s Community Forum

When: Thursday, March 14 at 7:00 pm

Where: Capistrano Unified School District Board Room, 33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, California

Who: Parents, students, staff, community


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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Today: 3/23/17


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

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The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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