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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 8/25/16

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The PAL class is hosting a SHOE DRIVE to raise funds to support families displaced by the flooding in Louisiana. Donate gently used shoes before school Monday-Friday to Room 724. All donations are appreciated. 

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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 8/23/16

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 8/22/16

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 8/21/16

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Please open the link below for the All-Star Directions for Enrollment and Declaration of Candidacy Form.

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByBrdccY14hyWE5rZW5KaHN4ajA/view?usp=sharing

 

A PDF is also attached should you have any difficulty opening the link. 

 

Mrs. Ritner

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 8/21/16

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The Back-to-School Drive is an All-Star service opportunity which is held annually, in support of LRMS classrooms. This year's drive will be held on Friday, September 2nd, from 7:45-8:10 a.m. in the library foyer (where the Book Fair is located). 

 

Students may earn TWO hours of service credit (maximum) for their donation. Information about the drive may be accessed with the link below, or by opening the attached PDF.

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByBrdccY14hybHlCRWxwUWJuMjg/view?usp=sharing

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Ritner

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 8/14/16

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Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!

 

Below, please find a link for current All-Star Program Information. A PDF is also attached, should you have any difficulty opening the link.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByBrdccY14hyZml2U2k5dkN0Xzg/view?usp=sharing

 

Students will be introduced to the All-Star program on Friday, August, 19th, on our Join the Pride day. All Declarations of Candidacy for both new and returning students are due on Friday, August 26th. The Declaration will be posted on the Schoolloop homepage and sent home via email on Friday, August 19th.  Students who have logged summer hours are required to turn in Summer Logs at this time. 

 

Parents of families who are new to the program are invited to attend an informational meeting on Back to School Night (Thursday, August 25th) in the MPR, prior to classroom visitations.

 

Any questions? Please read the attached document. If your question isn't answered in the document, email Mrs. Ritner.

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 8/10/16

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Posted by: Deanna Bleidistel
Published: 7/27/16

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Wednesday, August 3rd -  8th Grade 8am-11:30am

Thursday, August 4th -      7th Grade 8am - 11:30am

Friday, August 5th -           6th Grade 8am - 12pm

 

You will return the completed Registration forms from the Packet Pickup at Walk-Through Orientation.  In addition, you will need to turn in a Data Confirmation Page from your Parent Portal (call the office if you need assistance).  Students will pick up their class schedules, textbooks, take yearbook/ID picture and may also purchase P.E. clothes.

 

 

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Posted by: Kelly Larkins
Published: 6/17/16

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All enrolled students will need to pick up a Registration Packet on one of the following dates.  Simply drive through our LRMS campus parking lot and packets will be handed out to you.

 

July 19th -  9:00am - 12:00pm

July 20th  -  4:00pm - 7:00pm

July 21st  -   9:00am - 12:00pm

 

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Posted by: Kelly Larkins
Published: 6/16/16

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Post a picture of you with a brief description of your service to our 2016-2017 All-Star Service Padlet (i.e. Helped Mrs. Porter with the OCPL, Ladera Summer Reading Program). Make sure your post meets with the approval of a parent.

 

While I can't guarantee that all pics will make it to the end of the year slide-show, I do my best to capture the diverse service of our student body. Pictures that SHOW the nature of your service

-- whom you helped, what you did, where you were--are most likely to be included.

https://padlet.com/mdritner/eib31a5w66dl

 

 

:), Mrs. Ritner

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 6/14/16

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One of the highlights of the 8th grade dance is the Prize Raffle!

 

Amazing prize baskets are created and raffled off to the students.  Some examples include:  Beach, Pool, Summer, Music, Fashion, Surf, Skateboarding, and Night Out themed baskets – 20 in all!  Every student at the dance has chances to win!  

 

The baskets are created using items and gift cards generously donated by our community and parents.   

 

We are looking for gift items and gift cards.  Gift cards can be in every denomination (from $5 to $50) for everything imaginable: Starbuck's, movies, food, retail stores, etc. 

Please bring your donation to Rita Scarpa at the front desk by Wednesday, May 25 so we have time to put these fantastic baskets together.

 

Thank you for your generosity & willingness to take part in supporting the students' enjoyment during this special once-in-a-lifetime event!

 

Questions?  Please contact Tina Catalano – 949-330-3162 or tmcatalano@gmail.com

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 5/18/16

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There are a LIMITED number of spots available for Advanced Art for next year.  If you did not fill out an application and would like an opportunity to try out, please print out the application and teacher recommendation form AND come to Mrs. Weitzel's room (#603) on Wednesday, May 25th during lunch for a Performance Task.  Applications are due to Mrs. Weitzel by Friday, May 27th.

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Posted by: Sandra Seyedjafari
Published: 5/13/16

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 4/13/16

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Please print the attached application, read the directions, and prepare your application accordingly. All applications are due on Friday, April 15th, at lunch in the library.

 

Recipients will be recognized on Thursday, May 26th. Students whose last names begin with letters A-L will be recognized from 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Students whose last names begin with letters M-Z will be recognized from 6:45-7:45 p.m.

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Ritner

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 4/10/16

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Congratulations to all All-Star Award recipients. Our award ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 26th in the LRMS multi-purpose room. 

 

Students whose last name begins with letters A-L will be recognized from 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Students whose last name begins with letters M-Z will be recognized from 6:45-7:45 p.m.

 

Recommended Dress:

Girls-Dress/Skirt

Boys-Slacks and a collared shirt

 

I look forward to celebrating your achievement!

Mrs. Ritner

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 4/10/16

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The District Office and school sites closed for business from Monday, April 4 through Friday, April 8, 2016.

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Posted by: Colleen Hayes, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 4/1/16

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Enter our contest to design the 2016-17 Student Agenda. Print the following form and turn in to Mrs. Weitzel by April 29th. 

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Posted by: Renee Weitzel (Art Teacher)
Published: 3/31/16

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Come by the school entryway (foyer) to view the submissions for the 2016 LRMS Art Contest.  

 

Cast your vote online (attached) or copy and paste the following into your browser:

 

http://goo.gl/forms/ZdyXEsw3FY

 

 

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Posted by: Renee Weitzel (Art Teacher)
Published: 3/29/16

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Our 8th grade dance will be here before you know it, on JUNE 3rd from 6:30 - 9:00 P.M.,  and one of LRMS's treasured traditions is a "Prize Raffle" held as the culminating event of the evening.  

 

Each year, we ask parents to donate gift cards & prizes to supplement the bounty!  We are looking for gift cards in every denomination (from $5 to $50) for everything imaginable: Starbuck's, movies, food, retail stores, etc.

 

There is an envelope up at the front desk of the office, and our new secretary Rita Scarpa is ready to accept donations at this time.  We are starting EARLY on purpose, as it takes time to assemble, wrap and coordinate the prizes.  Feel free to drop off gift cards or gift certificates at your convenience.  All donations must be made by Monday, May 16th.

 

Thank you for your generosity & willingness to take part in supporting the students' enjoyment during this special once-in-a-lifetime event!

 

=) Mrs. Skidmore

Activities Coordinator

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 3/28/16

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2016 Summer School Information for Incoming Freshmen

Summer School Information for Incoming Freshmen students in All Capistrano Unified School District High Schools –

  1. Students may take BOTH CCP and/or Health thru CUSD; students also have the option to take Health only thru PCHS or through ACCESS.
  2. First priority will be given to current high school students; for incoming 9th graders, priority will be given to students with impacted schedules.
  3. Registration will be open April 1-May 20.  Incoming 9th grade registration will begin on May 1st. Register early, classes may fill before May 20.   
  4. A-G students wishing to remediate a D or F will also register from April 1-May 20.  A maximum of two A-G classes or 1 A-G and Health or CCP can be taken. (10-12 graders).

For more details about these options, please see the link to the CUSD 2016 Summer School High School Options below. 

Students choosing the CUSD Online Option should download the application form below and return to their middle school Academic Advisor as early as possible as space is limited and subject to close earlier.  Middle School Academic Advisors will screen applications for impacted schedule status as these students will be given first priority for freshman registration. 

NOTE: Notification of acceptance to either the CUSD, Access, or PCHS programs will come in an email directly from these programs.

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Posted by: Sandra Seyedjafari
Published: 3/24/16

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DELIVER TO ROOM 724 EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING

 

Earn All-Star service credit for recycling empty plastic bottles and aluminum cans. Please make sure that you have separated your bottles and cans into separate bags before delivering them on Wednesdays to room 724 before school. You may wish to ask friends and family members to save their recyclables for  you.You may earn one hour of service credit for every 50 bottles and aluminum cans you turn in. Please have your service log ready to be signed!

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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 3/22/16

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All current 6th and 7th grade students must submit their green or blue Elective Forms (even if applying for an application class) with their requests for an elective class in 2016-2017.

 

On Thursday, March 17th, students received their Elective Registration Forms through their elective classes.  These forms must be returned to their elective teachers by March 30th. 

 

The following classes require students to fill out and submit an application and require teacher recommendation(s):  Global Communications, ASB, PAL, AVID, Yearbook, Office Aide (8th Gr), Advanced Art and Advanced Home Arts.  Applications for these classes are also due by March 30th to their elective teachers.

 

 

 

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Posted by: Sandra Seyedjafari
Published: 3/17/16

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8th Grade Parents and Students who will be attending Tesoro HS for the 2016-2017 School Year  

 

PARENTS: There will be an informational meeting for parents and students in the Tesoro HS Theatre on Wednesday, March 9th, at 6:30 pm. Information will be given related to course selection, elective courses, course placement, summer school options and other information regarding making the transition to high school a smooth one. Please bring your BLUE registration form.

 

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Posted by: Sandra Seyedjafari
Published: 3/8/16

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Dear Ladera Ranch Middle School Lions,

 

As a reminder to ensure the safety of our students, any time you sign-out a student, please be prepared to show your Photo ID as required.  Thank you.

 

Incoming 6th grade parent night – Parents of current 5th grade students, please join us for a student orientation in the LRMS MPR on MARCH 23rd at 6:30pm. .  This is for parents only.  Ladera Ranch Middle School staff will give a brief presentation on what to expect next year in the 6th grade followed by a question and answer session.  We are excited to meet you!!

 

Important Information for our 8th grade students:

 

Tesoro High School will be visiting Ladera Ranch Middle School on Monday, March 7th.  Each student will be given a BLUE REGISTRATION FORM. The form will need to be filled out and returned to the student's English Teacher by the following Monday, March 14th. That form will be used to place your student in the 9th grade courses.

There will be an informational meeting for parents and students in the Tesoro HS Theatre on Wednesday, March 9th at 6:30 pm. Information will be given related to course selection, elective courses, course placement, summer school options and other information regarding making the transition to high school a smooth one.

 

8th Grade SJHHS Parents:  Students were given a letter to bring home with important information for registering their high school classes on the Student Portal not the Parent Portal.  Therefore, 8th grade students will be required to set up a Student Portal Account to complete the registration process for the 2016-2017 school year.  It will be essential for students to have a valid Student Portal account to properly register for classes.   The letter provides the Verification Passcode, ID number and Phone Number that must be used to create an account.  Please begin this registration process today!  If you have any questions, please contact SJHHS academic advisement department at 234-5997.

 

SJHHS Athletics Presents…  2016 Spring & Summer Camps

Please visit http://sjhstallions.com/camps for information on our 2016 Summer Camps offered by all sports at San Juan Hills.   Also, Tuesday, March 8 our football program will begin practices for our middle school 7 on 7.  Visit http://sjhstallions.com/sjhfba/ for more information and to register for football related events. 

If you have questions, email us at sanjuanhillsathletics@gmail.com                        #RideForTheBrand

 

 

LRMS Upcoming Activities:

 

The Spring Dance is going to be "Out Of This World" on March 18th from 7pm-9pm.  Extra permission slips can be downloaded from School Loop. Permission slips will be collected at the door!

 

Spring Portraits are coming!  Mark your calendar for Thursday, March 31, 2016. The photographers will be on campus to capture this moment in your child’s life during his/her PE class. 

 

Ten of our Ladera Lions have been selected to attend Pacific Symphony's Summer Arts-X-Press program. This week long art camp incorporates visual arts, theater, dance, instrumental and vocal music and is run by The Pacific Symphony.  Congratulations to Savanna B, Taylor C, Ariana B, Daryn P, Blakely W, Megan L, Makenna O, Faith S, Madison D and Lauren H.   Great Job!!

 

A very special congratulations to the Ladera Ranch Middle School Math Club for their success at the MathCounts Regional Competition on Saturday, February 20th at UCI. Our Team, which included Yi-Ann L., Sujan A., Andrew G., and Fletch R., placed Third overall and will be moving onto the State Competition held on March 12th. Andrew G., a sixth grader, placed First in Individuals out of about 250 Mathletes competing from all over the region. Congratulations and good luck at the State Competition!

 

 

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

 

March 18th                                 Spring dance from 7pm-9pm

March 23                                                      Incoming 6th grade parent night 6:30PM

March 31                                    Spring pictures

April 4-8                                      Spring Break- No School

 

May 3                                         Min. Day (dismissal at 12:15pm)//Open House 6:00 – 7: 30 pm

 

June 9                                        Last Day of School

 

July 19                                        Packet Pick-up        9:00am – 12:00pm

 

July 20                                        Packet Pick-up        4:00pm – 7:00pm

 

July 21                                        Packet Pick-up        9:00AM – 12:00PM

 

August 3                                     8th grade       8:00am – 11:30am

 

August 4                                     7th grade       8:00am – 11:30am

 

August 5                                     6th grade       8:00am – 12:00pm

 

August 15                                   First day of school for 2016-2017

 

 

Parents:

 

PTA General Association Meeting- March 22nd @ 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 22nd 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!

 

 

Address Change: If you have an address change please notify the front office ASAP by bringing in a current mortgage/lease agreement AND a current utility bill. If you have questions please contact Kelly Larkins our Registrar at kalarkins@capousd.org

 

Attention 6th Grade Parents: Tdap Vaccine Requirement For Students Entering 7th Grade.  In order to avoid long lines at orientation, LRMS is asking our current 6th grade families to bring a copy of their Tdap records to the office prior to the end of the year.  For the 2016-2017 school year, all students entering 7th through 12th grades will need proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster shot (commonly called the “Tdap” vaccine) before starting school.  Whooping cough (pertussis) has been widespread in California. Many students have had to miss school because they were sick. To help protect your children and others from whooping cough, a new California law now requires students to be vaccinated against whooping cough.  Do ALL 7th grade students need to get the pertussis immunization?  Yes. All students going into 7th grade must have proof of having had the Tdap booster shot. This includes current students, new students and transfer students in both public and private schools. Many students have already received the vaccine and simply need to supply proof to the school, so check with your doctor or provider.   As soon as you have proof of the Tdap, please bring it into the office so that we may clear you for next year.  If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Gunderson in Health office.

 

 

School of Choice:  The School of Choice application window opens February 1, 2016 through March 4, 2016. Please remember that LRMS is closed to School of Choice.  However, if your family is leaving LRMS, and require additional information please see the CUSD School of Choice webpage. If your child is currently and legitimately enrolled at a school site on school of choice they will automatically be registered for the following year and you do not need to apply for school of choice. The exemption to this is if they are matriculating into the middle school or high school, in that case they do need to apply. Any students at a school on administrative placement must apply for school of choice to remain. Students on SOC who wish to return to their school of residence must apply through School of Choice.

 

 

News from Capistrano Unified School District:

 

2016-17 Capistrano Unified School District Calendar: As you're making plans for next year, please remember to check CUSD’s 2016-17 calendar.

 

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.

Principal

Ladera Ranch Middle School

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Posted by: Deanna Bleidistel
Published: 3/7/16

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8th Grade SJHHS Parents,

Students were recently given a letter to bring home  with important information for registering for their high school classes on the Student Portal not the Parent Portal.  Therefore, 8th grade students will be required to set up a Student Portal Account to complete the registration process for the 2016-2017 school year.  It will be essential for students to have a valid Student Portal account to properly register for classes.   The letter provides the Verification Passcode, ID number and Primary Phone Number that must be used to create an account.  Your student will NOT register for classes until after the Academic Advisors from San Juan Hills High School visit LRMS on March 2nd.  On the day the advisors visit LRMS, students will be made aware of how and when to register for classes and electives.

 

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Posted by: Sandra Seyedjafari
Published: 2/26/16

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 2/18/16

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 2/16/16

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Donate 10 "gently used" or new books for adults, teens, and children for 1 hour of All-Star service credit. Maximum 2 hours for Presidential & All-Star candidates. Ask neighbors and relatives for used books!

 

Turn in Thursday, February 18th or Friday, February 19th at 7:45am in Room 724.

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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 2/10/16

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 2/1/16

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If your current 6th or 7th grader is interested in being nominated for the Arts-X-Press Summer Camp hosted by the OC Pacific Symphony, please download the attached application and return it (completed) to Mrs. Weitzel by Friday, Feb 5th.  

 

LRMS Visual and Perming Arts teachers will review the submissions, select students to be considered and send those applications to Pacific Symphony. You will be notified next week if you have been selected to move on. Pacific Symphony will collect submissions from all interested Orange County students and make selections  in early March. Admission is not guaranteed. 

 

Arts-X-press is a comprehensive 1 week overnight summer program for students who will be in 7th or 8th grade in Fall 2016 who art interested in vocal, dance, instrumental music, theater and visual arts. Students who have previously attended this camp are not eligible to apply again. 

 

For more program information, including dates, costs (financial aide is available) and camp activities, please follow the link. 

https://www.pacificsymphony.org/arts-x-press

 

COMPLETED application is due Friday, Feb 5th to Mrs. Weitzel (room 603.) 

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Posted by: Renee Weitzel (Art Teacher)
Published: 2/1/16

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Acts of Kindness Information Letter is attached. 

 

If you are a participant in our Acts of Kindness Campaign, please post a picture of you "caught" in an act of kindness on our All-Star Padlet, along with a few words, to explain your action. Use your NAME as your title.

 

  http://padlet.com/mdritner/actsofkindness


Turn in your completed Kindness Logs at lunch on Monday, February 29th, to Mrs. Ritner in rm 703.        

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 1/30/16

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The PAL class is collecting Basic Bags for foster children at Orangewood. Please donate shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush and a bar of soap for 3 hours of All-Star Credit. Turn in your 6 items on Thursday, February 4th or Friday, February 5th at 7:45 in room 724.

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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 1/29/16

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We are celebrating Kindness Month the entire month of February. The blue ribbons around campus serve as a symbol of kindness and a reminder to be kinder to one another. Students will be participating in mini-Kindness lessons in ROAR all month (created by PAL students) and they will get to hear Deputy Clayton Cranford speak about reducing bullying on the internet and Cyber-safety on Monday, Feb. 8 during their English class. Our goal is to provide students with strategies to deal with bullies and for students to realize that kindness can spread on campus with one small act.

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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 1/29/16

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 1/29/16

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We are looking for the best artists at LRMS!! Contest is open to all students. 

 

Turn in your original artwork by March 25th to Mrs. Weitzel (#603) or the office.  

 

Please read the directions for submission carefully and see Mrs. Weitzel with any questions 

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Posted by: Renee Weitzel (Art Teacher)
Published: 1/21/16

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We are looking for designs to advertise our many great student groups on campus.  If you have some ideas, we'd love to see them. Print the attached form and turn in your designs to Mr. Bogiatzis (School Counselor) or Mrs. Weitzel (Room 603, Art Teacher.) 

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Posted by: Renee Weitzel (Art Teacher)
Published: 1/15/16

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Get out your paints and pastels!

 

We are looking for the best artists at LRMS. 

 

Turn in your ORIGINAL Artwork to Mrs. Weitzel (or the office) to be entered into our annual art contest.

 

You can enter in one of two categories:

-2 Dimensional Art

-3 Dimensional Art 

 

See the attached Rules and Deadlines or see Mrs. Weitzel in room 603 for more information. 

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Posted by: Renee Weitzel (Art Teacher)
Published: 1/13/16

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 1/8/16

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Grab a tag from the tree in the office and buy a gift listed on the tag. Do not wrap the gift. Bring it to room 724 before school on Dec. 10 and Dec. 11 to be donated to Families Forward, who will distribute to needy families in Orange County. All-Stars and Presidential have the opportunity to earn 2 hours max. of service. Remember to bring your completed log with you to get a signature. Please email Mrs. Smolinski with any questions.  

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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 11/30/15

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 11/16/15

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 11/16/15

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Would you like to help out the homeless in Orange County? You can! Donate cans of food that are not expired on Thursday and Friday, November 12 and 13. Bring your items to room 724 before school to be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank. Every 10 items earns 1 hour of service if you are an All -Star. All-Stars can earn up to TWO hours and Presidential candidates can earn up to FOUR hours of service. Have your logs filled out in pen so that you can earn a stamp. Each student received a flyer with food recommendations. 

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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 11/4/15

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6th Gr Exploratory Wheel Rotations

 

3rd Period:

Students in Music Intro will go to -> Computers Intro Room 601

Students in Computers Intro will go to -> Home Arts Intro Room 604

Students in Home Arts Intro will go to -> Art Intro Room 603

Students in Art Intro will go to -> Music Intro Room A101

 

4th Period:

Students in Home Arts Intro will go to -> Intro to Spanish Room 807

Students in Intro to Spanish will go to -> Art Intro Room 603

Students in Art Intro will go to -> Home Arts Intro Room 604

 

6th Period

Students in Music Intro will go to -> Computers Intro Room 601

Students in Computers Intro will go to -> Intro to Spanish Room 807

Students in Intro to Spanish will go to -> Music Intro Room A101

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Posted by: Jessica Ochoa
Published: 10/29/15

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 10/14/15

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 10/12/15

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MINIMUM DAY:  Thursday October 8th  12:15 dismissal  for all grades, Staff Development/Training 

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Posted by: Jessica Ochoa
Published: 10/6/15

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If your student(s) is receiving a 1st quarter progress report grade(s), they are now posted on the Parent Portal.  As a reminder, Report Cards are no longer mailed home.

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Posted by: Jessica Ochoa
Published: 10/2/15

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Please bring your Service Log with you for a stamp.

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 9/25/15

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If you would like to volunteer at the library, please drop off your application and volunteer registration form to Mrs. Ritner in room 703.

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 9/13/15

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Dear LRMS Families,

It is time to enroll in the All-Star Program for the 2015-2016 school year!

Attached, please find the Declaration of Candidacy. All new and returning students must please complete this form and turn it in this Friday, September 11th.  Students may get stamps for any “receipts” they have received and will be able to view sample shirts for “BE the Change” All-Star t-shirts/sweatshirts at this time.

ALL-STAR AWARD

If you are striving for the twenty-hour All-Star Award, you may turn your Declaration of Candidacy in during lunch and pick up your program information.

ALL-STAR PRESIDENTIAL AWARD

If you are striving for the All-Star Presidential Award, you may turn your Summer Logs and Declarations in after school. All summer hours are due on Friday, September 11th. Please be sure to follow all instructions on the Summer Log to ensure credit. If you misplaced your Summer Log, please see Mrs. Ritner before Friday in room 703.

Students earning the All-Star Presidential Award are required to demonstrate proof of citizenship or a visa demonstrating legal status. All students who submitted presidential applications last year received a GREEN Summer Log, indicating that they have already demonstrated citizenship. Students who have a green log do not need to demonstrate citizenship again. All other students who are striving for the Presidential Award need to demonstrate citizenship with a birth certificate, passport, etc. If a student is not a U.S. citizen but has a document indicating immigration status, he/she may still enroll. A copy or clear picture of document on a phone is acceptable.

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 9/8/15

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 9/6/15

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(sent home on September 11th with Service Log).

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Posted by: Deanna Bleidistel
Published: 8/31/15

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We extended the sale for a week, and now the FINAL orders are due TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) before school in the MPR starting at 8:30 AM. Please include your checks in the white, "Student Turn-in" envelope.

The fundraising company will add all online orders to the orders turned in by hand.  Prize eligibility will be determined in the upcoming weeks.  

Most prizes will be handed out throughout the month of October, including our LRMS VIP Day for students selling 20+ orders.

Thanks for your support,

:) Mrs. Skidmore

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 8/24/15

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If you have not yet ordered your English novels, and you wish to do so, please print your order form. Turn your completed form and check to your English teacher by Friday, September 28th. Novels are also available for check out at our library.

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 8/23/15

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The Back-to-School Drive is Friday, September 18th, and students may earn All-Star credit for their donation. Take advantage of sales and support our teachers.

All items may brought to the library foyer (by the flagpole) on Friday, September 18th, from 7:45-8:15. All-Star candidates may earn a maximum of two hours service credit and All-Star presidential candidates may earn a maximum of four hours service credit. 

Please open the attached document for specific items.

Thank you,

Mrs. Ritner

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 8/13/15

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Help our school by bringing in supplies from the attached list. Take advantage of Back-to-School sales and earn TWO hours credit for the All-Star Award and up to FOUR hours credit for the All-Star Presidential Award.

 

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 7/7/15

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Attachment includes days new students can be registered at Ladera Ranch Middles.  Please note if Orientation has passed, schedules will be available for pick up within 48 hours. 

Once registration is completed, please sign up for Parent Portal. This must be done in July or August BEFORE you attend Orientation. You will receive a letter in the mail with instructions on how to register for Parent Portal. If you register for school a few days before Summer Orientation, please call Kelly Larkins for Student ID number, Verification Passcode, and Phone number.

Be sure to sign up for our Listserve to receive the latest school information from our Principal, Dr. Duarte. This can be found on the LRMS Website: https://lrms-capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/

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Posted by: Jessica Ochoa
Published: 6/18/15

Audience: Homepage

PDF attached

ALL-STAR SUMMER BULLETIN

 

Shoe Collection during Orientation on August 10th-12th (see below for info)

 

All-Star Information for students will be shared on Join the Pride Day on Wednesday, August 26th

 

Declarations of Candidacy due on Friday, September 11th – Students who have not yet demonstrated citizenship may do so on this day. All Summer Logs and Declarations are due on this day.

 

 

When recording your summer hours, please be sure to:

 

  1. Record all service hours/credit on the log in ink.

 

  1. Each service entry needs to be a minimum of 30 minutes in length and no more than 5 hours in length. If you serve more than 5 hours, break your action into parts and itemize it. If you help at a camp, count your time as a counselor/assistant, but not for driving or sleeping. If you help over a period of a week or several days, please document each day.

 

  1. Service is when you volunteer your free time for a non-profit enterprise. Please review All-Star Award Program Information on Schoolloop for clarification. The supervising teacher’s/adult’s signature must be obtained at the time of service. Parents should not be signing for students except in limited circumstances when no other option is available.

 

 

SHOE COLLECTION

Help support the All-Star program at LRMS by donating all varieties of your gently worn shoes. That’s right...we get CASH for your old shoes! Donations will be accepted during Orientation on August 10th-12th. Please tie the laces together or use a rubber band to secure the pair. ALL students are invited to participate, and those who wish to receive All-Star credit will get a stamp on their Summer Service Logs or a receipt for credit upon receiving a Service Log on September 11th. All proceeds will be used to purchase fabric and supplies for making blankets which, in turn, will be donated to Orange County Social Services, CHOC, and members of our community.

FIVE pair = ONE Hour


“Regular” All-Star Award Maximum = TWO Hours

Presidential All-Star Award Maximum = FOUR Hours

RECYCLE WEDNESDAYS LADERA

This is an ongoing campaign, and students may bring plastic water bottles and aluminum cans. You need to please sort plastic from aluminum. You may drop your items off at room 724 before school on late start days. 50 Bottles/Cans = ONE Hour

 

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Students may collect box tops in increments of 25 for one hour of service credit. (Please note change from 50 to 25.)

 

 

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 6/16/15

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 6/15/15

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Great job to ALL of our students for participating in dress-up days, spirit activities and philanthropic service events!  The following 1st period classes earned the most cumulative points and will celebrate on Monday:

In 6th ~  Mrs. Jones's Students  

In 7th ~ Mrs. Skidmore's Students

In 8th ~  Mrs. Smolinski's Students

Great job Lions! Another year of competition starts in August =)

Have a great summer!

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 6/13/15

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

We would like to invite you to our Annual Open House Night on Tuesday June 9, 2015 at LRMS.  

  • Students will be dismissed at 12:15
  • Wind Ensemble Performance at 5:45 at outdoor amphitheater
  • All-Star Orientation at 5:00-5:30 in MPR
  • Visit classrooms 6:00-7:30
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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 6/5/15

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It's our last chance to sign-up LRMS! Let's earn this honor for our school!


 

To sign-up, click on this link:

http://www.jooners.com/guest?l=bfebf32f-a548-4338-b8b7-e363c6cf1397

 

Time is running out!

=)

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 6/1/15

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Sign-up for a once in a lifetime chance to help LRMS break the record for most people catching a ball in the big cup!  

The attempt will be on Friday, June 5th at lunch!  

Click on this link:

http://www.jooners.com/guest?l=bfebf32f-a548-4338-b8b7-e363c6cf1397

Sign up via Jooners --- the link has also been sent in an email via School Loop as well. Check your email & sign-up!

The current record is 568....we've got this!!!
=) Mrs. S
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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 5/13/15

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Our Million Word Reader Celebration is Wednesday, May 20th at 8:15 a.m. (before late-start!) in the MPR. We will celebrate you and offer a continental breakfast. Parents are welcome to attend.

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 5/13/15

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – The Capistrano Unified School District announced to families at four Ladera Ranch schools that the district will implement residence checks to confirm enrollment at the schools for the 2015-2016 school year.  In a letter sent home Friday, May 8 to families currently attending Chaparral Elementary, Oso Grande Elementary, Ladera Ranch Elementary and Ladera Ranch Middle schools, CUSD stated it will rigorously enforce student residency requirements in Ladera Ranch.  The residency verification is necessary due to the popularity of these outstanding schools, known for their high academic achievement and parent involvement, and the impact of non-approved, non-resident students attending the schools.

         
   “While we support the opportunity for CUSD families to choose where to send their children to school, this must be done through an approved process that ensures placement for students living within an attendance boundary to enroll at their assigned school,” said Superintendent Kirsten Vital. “Unfortunately, we have reached a point where we are at capacity at some of our sites, in particular the Ladera Ranch schools, and need to verify that students actually attending these schools reside within the assigned attendance areas.”

          
  School residency requires that a student physically resides within the assigned attendance area of a given school.  Families at each of the Ladera Ranch schools are required to submit two acceptable forms of residency verification by May 22, 2015.  In addition to the residency verification, the district will use an address verification company and private investigator to enforce compliance. A new anonymous report of suspected falsification of residency, which can be accessed on the district’s website by
 clicking here has also been implemented. Students not residing within the attendance area, or not already approved to attend schools through the district’s School of Choice program, will be reassigned to their school of residence for the 2015-2016 school year.

           
“Ladera Ranch is fortunate to have some of the finest schools in California.  These schools have attracted families residing outside the community, resulting in an impact on school capacity,” said Vital.  “This residence check process will ensure that families living within the Ladera Ranch area are able to attend these fine schools.”

 

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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 5/11/15

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 4/29/15

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Design the cover of the 2015-16 LRMS Agenda. Submit your design by May 15th. The winning design will be featured as THE DESIGN for next year's agenda. 

Submit entries to Mrs. Wetizel in room 603. 

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Posted by: Renee Weitzel (Art Teacher)
Published: 4/20/15

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 4/17/15

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Please come to the "Teen Speak Panel" to hear teens talk about Drug Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Cyberbullying and Q&A on Monday, April 27th 2015
6:00pm to 8:30pm.  Attached is flyer with more information.

http://www.cybersafetycop.com/

 

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Posted by: Jessica Ochoa
Published: 4/16/15

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Help support Ladera Ranch Middle School!  Please use the attached coupons and go to Pizza Studio on Marguerite Parkway between April 15th - April 30th.  For every coupon that is redeemed at Pizza Studio during this time our school will receive $3.00.  Make sure you tell them you are from LRMS!

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 4/13/15

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Donate a pair of tube socks and three of the following items: toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, and a $5 gift card to a local grocery store or fast food restaurant for 1 hour of service. All of these items will be given to the homeless. Turn-in is Wednesday, April 15 and Thursday, April 16 in front of the library. Presidential All-Stars can earn a maximum 2 hours.
 

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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 4/12/15

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Hello All-Star Families and Candidates:

At the All-Star meeting on Monday, April 20th, I will go over turn-in instructions with students. These will be emailed home the afternoon of the 20th. 

ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE ON FRIDAY, APRIL 25TH, AND WILL BE COLLECTED DURING LUNCH.

When students turn in their Service Log and award application on April 25th, they will receive their new log for the 2015-2016 Presidential Award and may begin earning hours toward next year's award if they so choose.

Our 2014-2015 Awards Ceremony is Thursday, May 28th, and more details will be forthcoming after applications have been submitted.

Thank you,

Mrs. Ritner

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 4/12/15

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LRMS ASB is sponsoring a NIGHTTIME dance with a fun, dress-up theme! Come in your Hawaiian shirts & grass skirts ladies and gentlemen -- we're having a luau! Be one of the first 200 in line to get a flower lei, grass skirt, or rainbow-colored glow accessory!

Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door.  Signed permission slips will be collected at that time.  No phone permission will be granted.

The In-N-Out burger truck will be on campus for dinner (cost is $5 for a burger, cheeseburger, or grilled cheese).  Candy, drinks, and flash tattoos will also be available for purchase.

Come and celebrate spring with your friends!

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 4/2/15

Audience: Homepage and Guidance

Incoming freshmen with impacted 2015-16 schedules may take CCP or Health with approval of the High School Assistant Principal-Guidance.  A schedule is determined to be 'impacted' by each individual high school's AP-Guidance. 

Registration begins April 1 but courses may fill up and close early.  Students should review summer school options and download the application forms from CUSD’s website if applicable.  Return forms to middle school Academic Advisor as early as possible as space is limited and subject to close earlier.  Academic Advisor will screen applications for impacted schedule status but final determination is made by the respective High School Assistant Principal-Guidance and is also limited by space availability.

For CUSD Credit Recovery- All incoming 9th graders will be waitlisted until June 10th.  Students who are accepted will be contacted on June 11th with orientation and testing dates.  Please download attached form and return to Academic Advisor for registration.

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Posted by: Jessica Ochoa
Published: 3/31/15

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6th and 7th grade students - Don't forget,  Elective/Leadership Application forms for the 2015-2016 school year are due by March 31st. 

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Posted by: Sandra Seyedjafari
Published: 3/24/15

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Tickets are $5 and will be on sale from Weds., March 18th through Thursday, March 26th.  Tickets will also be available at the door both evenings of the show: 3/25 & 3/26 starting at 6:00 P.M.

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 3/12/15

Audience: All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage
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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 3/9/15

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 3/5/15

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Hello Parents!

Do you want to make your child's last memories of LRMS spectacular? Are you creative? Do you have a mind for details and special effects?  Are you willing to donate your time?

Then we want YOU!  It is time to gather together to plan the 8th grade dance which is scheduled for FRIDAY, JUN 12th from 7-9 PM.

Please join us for a committee meeting next Tuesday, March 10th from 8:30 - 9:30 A.M. in the LRMS Conference Room.  At that meeting, we will choose a coordinator, divide up the necessary tasks, set time lines, and finalize a theme.

This information is TOP SECRET!

Hope to see you at our committee meeting,

=) Mrs. Skidmore

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 3/4/15

Audience: Renee Weitzel (Art Teacher) and Homepage

Do you love doing art? 

If you do, make sure you take advantage of the new art group on Wednesdays during lunch! Come in to participate in our weekly projects such as thank you cards, seasonal crafts, or just to quietly work on something of your own. During the 6th/7th grade lunch times every Wednesday, Mrs. Weitzel's classroom will be open to anyone wanting to join this amazing group. Make sure ask Annie Zollinger to add you on her weekly email list that will inform you with the following week's activities! If you are an artist or not, the LRMS art group is a great way to spend lunch time doing art and socialize with your friends. ;) 

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Posted by: Renee Weitzel (Art Teacher)
Published: 3/4/15

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 2/26/15

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Netsmartz is a great website with resources for internet safety and appropriate use of technology for kids of all ages. 

We utilize many of the videos and documents at LRMS when teaching about these topics. Parents can access tips, videos and talking points to use at home. There are also videos and activities for kids to learn about being safe technology users. 

 

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Posted by: Renee Weitzel (Art Teacher)
Published: 2/24/15

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The head-to-head-competition will take place at lunch on Friday, March 6th.  

May the best LION win!

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 2/20/15

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Capistrano Unified School District is surveying families that currently have children placed on School of Choice at limited space and/or closed schools only.  The intent of the survey is to accurately assess how many younger siblings may want to attend that school in the next few years.  The Board is currently reviewing the School of Choice policy and this information will assist us in the decision making process.

Take Middle School Survey:
http://goo.gl/forms/wfcOjT3sZg


We will be tallying the survey results first thing Monday morning, February 23, 2015.


Thank you for your support.

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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 2/18/15

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Help support Ladera Ranch Middle School by going to the fundraiser at ZPizza in Ladera Ranch on Wednesday, February 18th.  ZPizza is giving our school 25% of every purchase.  You must bring in the flyer for our school to get credit.

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 2/12/15

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 2/4/15

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Do you have special singing, dancing, acting, performing, or musical talent? Then try out for our annual talent show!

Ladera's Got Talent (formerly Ladera Idol) show dates are March 25th & 26th from 7-9 PM, but try outs are in February!

You may try out as an individual, in pairs, or a small group, but all participants must attend LRMS.  

Potential acts should be:

a)  2-4 min. in duration; b) upbeat; c) entertaining; d) school appropriate

Accompanying music should be brought to the audition if needed & chosen from the CLEAN option on iTunes. Costumes & props for try-outs are encouraged.

See attached rubric if you're interested in how judging will take place!

Good luck Lions!

😀Mrs. Skidmore

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 1/30/15

Audience: Renee Weitzel (Art Teacher) and Homepage

Are you creative? Do you like to do art in your free time? If so, you should enter your ORIGINAL art work in the LRMS Art Contest. Please read the attached rules and submission form and get your art turned in by March 16th! 

 

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Posted by: Renee Weitzel (Art Teacher)
Published: 1/27/15

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Do you have special talent in singing, dancing, playing musical instruments, telling jokes, or another type of performance art?

Then come audition for the "Ladera's Got Talent" Showcase!

Try-outs are after school on Feb. 23-26 & the shows are a month later, March 25 & 26 from 7-9 PM.

ASB will be taking try-out sign ups next month on stage at lunch, so get your variety acts together and start practicing!

We can't wait to see your talent Ladera!

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 1/20/15

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Do you love your Kendama? Create your BEST kendama routine and perform for the school during our lunchtime showcase & competition.

You may perform alone or with friends.  Your routine can be free-style or choreographed.  

Awards will be given for best individual & group routines.

More information to come......start practicing!

=) Mrs. Skidmore

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 1/8/15

Audience: Homepage
  • All Orders Due By January 30th
  • Make Checks Payable to Fantasy Designs
  • Drop Checks off in the Office or Room 709
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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 1/6/15

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Please download and complete the attached application if you wish to be part of "THE PAJAMMERS!"

Tuesdays from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Help host a pajama story time for children—pajamas requested. Be prepared to welcome children, encourage the shy ones, and redirect the “wiggle worms.” Volunteers will help with puppet shows, music, reading books, and crafts. Students need to download an application from Schoolloop and turn it in to Mrs. Ritner on or before Tuesday, January 13th. Once applications are reviewed, volunteers will have ongoing opportunities for this event.

To make cookies for “The Pajammers!” bring two-dozen home-made cookies directly to the children’s library after school. These should be individually wrapped or placed on a disposable plate (these will not be returned). 

Applications are due on or before Tuesday, January 13th.

Thank you,

Mrs. Ritner

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 1/5/15

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Our fleece blankets benefit patients at CHOC and children in Orange County Social Services. This year, we will be adding beanie babies to many of the blankets for our new “Beanies and Blankets” campaign.

Come to our workshop after school and learn to make a no-sew fleece blanket. If you already know how, make one on your own or with a friend. This workshop requires students to bring material and supplies. Be sure to take advantage of sale pricing; JoAnne’s Fabrics offers a 40% off coupon online and in the Sunday paper. Please see attachment or Schoolloop Homepage for instructions. Baby Blanket = TWO Hours and ONE Hour for supplies. Teen/Adult Blanket = THREE Hours and ONE Hour for supplies

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 1/5/15

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 12/25/14

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Attention 7th & 8th Grade Students:

 

Do you have an interest in gardening?!  Would you like to know where your food comes from and the steps it takes to get on your plate?   You are in luck as Ladera Ranch Middle School will be offering an Urban Gardening class 2nd semester!!  

In this hands-on class, students will learn about the propagation of plants for food through the entire process of planting to harvesting.  It will cover such topics as plant growth and health, irrigation, soil maintenance, pest and weed control, food processing, and farm operations.   Best of all at the end of the course students will have the opportunity to compete in the Sustainability Summit!  If you are interested in the class please contact your academic advisor. 

 

*** This class is only available to students that are currently in a semester paired elective***

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Posted by: Jessica Ochoa
Published: 12/19/14

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 12/11/14

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 11/10/14

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 11/9/14

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If you need a new Service Log, please total the hours on your existing log and get a parent signature. Drop it off in the "Drop Box" outside Mrs. Ritner's classroom (717). The next day, a new Service Log will be hanging from the clip on the outside of my door.

Remember to complete all of your entries in ink and to enter your time in thirty minute increments. If you give more than five hours of your time, break your service into five hour increments.

Your signatures of verification should come from members of the community, but may, in rare occasions, be signed by a parent (and I realize that sometimes this just makes the most sense).

Thank you,

Mrs. Ritner

 

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 11/6/14

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Support the Second Harvest Food Bank’s 2014 Food Drive, sponsored by our PAL Class. Turn in is Thursday, November 6th and Friday, November 7th to Mrs. Smolinski in room 724.

TEN Cans = ONE Hour of All-Star Credit (FIVE Hour maximum for Presidential Candidates)

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 11/3/14

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VETERAN’S BOXES

Turn-In November 6th and 7th in the Library Foyer between 7:45-8:15 a.m.

Ladera Ranch Middle School is making holiday boxes for the VA Long Beach Health Care System. The majority of the recipients will be men in their 60’s and 70’s who served in Vietnam and reside permanently at the hospital. There are some younger men and women from conflicts in the Middle East. This campaign involves a donation of personal care items OR clothing/extras. Last year, we wrapped 204 shoeboxes full of items and there were 203 veterans at the hospital (one extra for our “tour guide”). If we exceed that number this year, we will support Operation Help a Hero. Each category below counts as a separate action for students earning their 20 Hour Award.

 

Personal Care Items (TWO Hours)

One each: Deodorant, Shaving Cream, Toothbrush and Paste, Hair Brush and/or Comb, Shampoo, Soap, Wash Cloth, Bag of Hard Candy (no mouth wash or razors, please).

 

Clothing and Extras (TWO Hours)

Choose One: Pack of 3 undershirts, Pack of 3 t-shirts, Pack of 3-6 pairs of socks, OR Slippers

AND Choose One or More: Chapstick, powder, gift cards to Target or K-Mart OR puzzle book

 

Roll of Gift Wrap and Roll of Scotch Tape (ONE Hour)

Bring a large shoebox, a new roll of holiday gift-wrap, and scotch tape to be used for wrapping.

 

VETERAN’S BOX GIFT WRAP AND THANK YOU NOTE WRITING WORKSHOP

Wednesday, November 12th in the MPR from 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Students will assemble gift boxes with the donations we received, write thank you notes, and wrap gift boxes for delivery.

 

 

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 11/3/14

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One LRMS student has entered the banner contest - please go online to vote anytime between now and November 7th!
Their entry is #36
2014 Orange County Red Ribbon Battle of Banner Contest
Online Voting is now OPEN
 
COME ONE COME ALL!!!
VOTE for your favorite Red Ribbon Banner
 
The 2014 Orange County Red Ribbon Online Voting is now OPEN
for youth and adults alike to vote for their favorite Red banner.
 
The winner banner will become the logo for next year’s Red Ribbon activities.
 
To vote, visit www.ochealthinfo.com/adept between now and November 7, 2014.
 
Each entry is to be commended for an outstanding job.
 
The online voting will remain open until Friday, November 7, 2014
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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 10/27/14

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 10/25/14

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 10/22/14

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Students who sold one or more orders during our fall fundraiser were invited to a "Hypnotist Show" on Wednesday, October 22nd.

In order to attend, each student must have turned in a signed permission slip. To have a chance to be hypnotized on stage, the permission slip was due FRIDAY, OCT. 17TH.

To be an audience member ONLY, the slip was due last MONDAY, OCT. 20th.

Phone permission will not be granted.

 

Thanks!

=) Mrs, Skidmore

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 10/15/14

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On Halloween, LRMS students may dress in dress code appropriate costumes during school hours & enjoy our fall dance immediately after school from 3-5 P.M. 

 

Students may puchase food at the dance for $5 from the "Waffle-icious" food truck.  Candy & drinks will also be available for $1 each. 

 

In addition, ASB will be hosting our annual costume contest. We are looking for best group costume, funniest, most creative, and scariest. Winners will be crowned at the dance -- this means students must attend the dance to participate in the contest!

 

Pre-judging of contestants will take place during lunch on the stage that day. Finalists will be chosen and announced at the dance entrance. All finalists will be brought up on stage for final judging. Yearbook staff will be on hand to photograph the winners...plan costumes now!

 

Permission slips will go home on Friday, Oct. 24th. Please make sure to turn in the permission slip in on time ---by Thursday, Oct. 30th. 

 

LRMS is excited to "Shake Our Bones!"

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 10/9/14

Audience: Homepage

 

Hi Lions ~

Next week is our first week of competition for the "2014-2015 Classes of the Year."  To make sure that the competition is fun, fair and follows the rules, I have attached a document that sets out the dress-up parameters for next week's events.

Dress up & have a good time, but follow directions!

Points will be awarded to 1st period classes as follows:

100% participation = 50 spirit points

90-99% participation = 40 spirit points

80-89% participation = 30 spirit points

70-79% participation = 20 spirit points

Less than 70% = 10 spirit points

 

Don't forget to participate in the lunchtime activity/game if you volunteered!  Everyone who shows up gets 10 spirit points for their class.  Winners get MORE!

See you next week & HAVE FUN!

=) Mrs. Skidmore

ASB Advisor

 
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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 10/8/14

Audience: Homepage

 

 

        ASB is looking for a few "COTY"'s (Classes of the Year).  Join the competition for supremacy.  Dress up each day & participate in the lunchtime activities to earn points for your class.  Who will reign supreme?!

 

                  MONDAY:              Snow White  - “White Out” - Wear All White

 

 

                  TUESDAY:            The Incredibles  - “Super Hero” - Superhero Dress Up

 

                  WEDNESDAY:     Sleeping Beauty  - “Pajama Day” - Wear PJ’s

                  THURSDAY:         Monsters University – “College Day” – T’s/Sweatshirts

                  FRIDAY:                 Lilo & Stitch – “Hawaiian Day” – Aloha Gear

                  THEMATIC LUNCHTIME ACTIVITY EACH DAY!

Sign-up with your class representative starting on October 8th!

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 10/2/14

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 9/14/14

Audience: Homepage

Dear LRMS Families,

 

Last Friday, your child learned about the All-Star program, which recognizes students for excellence in academics, attendance, citizenship, and service. I welcome all students to consider participating in this program, and we offer a variety of service opportunities for students throughout the school year. For detailed information about requirements and levels of the award program, please refer to the document "All-Star Service Program Information 2014-2015" on the Schoolloop home page. Last year, we recognized over 300 students for their service to our community, and as a school site, we logged over 18,653 service hours!

 

In order to participate, ALL students, regardless of whether they have participated in previous years, need to submit a Declaration of Candidacy (attached). Declarations are due THIS Friday, at 12:15 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. Please note that due to our Back-to-School night on Thursday, Friday is a minimum day. 

 

There will be an optional information meeting for parents before classroom visitations begin on Thursday evening at 5:30 in the MPR. I strongly encourage families who are new to the program to attend. 

 

I anticipate a high volume of participation on our turn-in day, so please make sure that all paperwork is complete and that you bring all necessary documentation. I will have over 20 stations, but you should expect a wait.

 

If your child is earning the All-Star Award (20 hours), bring:

• Declaration of Candidacy

 

If your child is earning the All-Star Presidential Award (50+ hours) and has already demonstrated proof of citizenship, bring:

• Declaration of Candidacy

• *Summer Service Log (if you completed summer hours)

 

NOTE: If you demonstrated proof of citizenship but did not complete summer hours--or you started the award but did not complete the Presidential level, I have your name on a list. You can ask our parent volunteer to please verify that you submitted proof of citizenship last year.

 

If your child is earning the All-Star Presidential Award (50+ hours) and has NOT already demonstrated proof of citizenship, please bring:

• Declaration of Candidacy

• *Summer Service Log (if you completed summer hours)

• a COPY of a birth certificate, passport, or government issued identification card--this will only be used for citizenship verification and will be returned immediately

 

*All Summer Service Logs need to be complete with the total number of hours earned over the summer and a parent signature of verification. Summer Service hours must be turned in ON THIS DAY for credit.

 

The All-Star Program encourages students to have a positive impact upon our community, and I hope you will join me as we begin a new school year together.

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Ritner

 

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 9/10/14

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Dear Parents,

 

If you have not yet signed up for the principal's list serve, please do so by clicking on the link in the Quick Links section of the LRMS school loop homepage.

 

Thanks

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 9/10/14

Audience: Homepage
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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 9/9/14

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 9/8/14

Audience: Homepage and Homepage
Make-Up Picture Day:
Any students who did not get their yearbook picture taken during orientation can go to the Multi-Purpose Room on Friday, September 12th during P.E. class.  Photographers will be on campus for make-up pictures.
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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 9/8/14

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 9/4/14

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 9/2/14

Audience: Homepage
DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING NEXT WEEK’S WALK-THROUGH ORIENTATION
 
WHAT FORMS ARE REQUIRED?
1.      Data Confirmation/Parent Signature form printed from the parent portal OR the Student Information Card if for some reason you were unable to update your information using the Parent Portal
2.      McKinney-Vento Assistance Act Form – 2 part NCR
3.      Federal Impact Aid Survey
4.      (OPTIONAL) Migrant Education Form
5.      T-DAP for Incoming 7th Graders who Have Not Turned It In Yet
 
WHAT OTHER OPTIONAL FORMS MAY BE COLLECTED?
1.      Applications for Free and Reduced Lunch
2.      Deposits for Lunch Program
3.      Yearbook Order Form
4.      PTSA Membership Form  
5.      PE Clothes Order Form
6.      School Portraits Order Form
7.      PTA Volunteer Opportunities Form
8.      Friends of the Ladera Ranch Library Gift-a-Book Form
9.      Grocery Store e-script Form
 
WHAT WILL I PICK-UP AT REGISTRATION?
1.      Your class schedule
2.      Your textbooks
3.      PE Clothes (optional purchase)
New PE Clothing Option:  Girl Shorts
LRMS PTA is excited to announce new a new PE clothing option!  This year, we will offer new girls PE shorts!  These new shorts meet district dress code specs and are a bit more “fashion forward” than the previous option.  These new shorts will be available to purchase at this year’s registration from August 25th-August 27th.   
4.      Agenda (optional purchase)
5.      English Novels (optional purchase)
6.      Book Covers (optional purchase)
 
HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I ALLOW?
It takes about thirty minutes to complete walk through registration once you enter.  Please note that the lines are the longest at the beginning of each time slot.  You may come anytime during the registration window.
 
WILL THERE BE TOURS?
After completing registration, our ASB and PAL students will happily tour you around campus to show you where your classrooms are located, where the lunch area and PE areas are.
 
OPTIONAL PAYMENT INFORMATION
If you plan to purchase items or make donations, please bring multiple checks.  Some checks are made out to LRMS and some to PTSA.  Unfortunately we cannot take one large check for all purchases/donations.
 
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I CAN’T ATTEND?
Please come into the office as soon as you return so that we can collect your forms, give you your schedule, and issue you textbooks.
 
REGISTRATION TIMES
August 25th            8th Grade  8:00 - 11:15     MPR
August 26th             7th Grade  8:00 – 11:15      MPR
August 27th             6th Grade  8:00 – 11:45     MPR 
 
HOW DO I ACCESS PARENT PORTAL?
To create an account, three pieces of information are required: 
1)     Your home phone number of record in District’s database
2)     Your student’s 7-digit ID number
3)     Your student’s Verification Pass Code
 

Parent Portal:  http://abi.capousd.org/

 
 
***Note:  Your student’s ID number and Verification Pass Code are printed on his/her report card. You may call the office or e-mail Kelly Larkins atkalarkins@capousd.org if you need help to set up your account.
 
Thank you,
George Duarte, Ed.D.
Principal
Ladera Ranch Middle School
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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster
Published: 8/18/14

Audience: Homepage and Parents

 

There is an opportunity to support Ladera Ranch Middle School and gain a beautifully-crafted family portrait for $40.00 (a $150 value) during our family portrait fundraiser.  When you sign up, 100% of the session fee and a percentage of the profits come directly back to LRMS!

 

You will automatically receive an on-location (beach, park or Mission SJC) session with 2 photographers and your choice of an 8x10, two 5x7's, or a tinyprints.com upload.  This is a perfect opportunity to get a current family photo in time for holiday greetings!  

 

Sessions are available by downloading the attached form & turning the completed form in to the office.  See attached flyer for more information.  

 

Happy Fall Y'all!

 

GO LIONS,

Michelle Skidmore

ASB Advisor

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 8/12/14

Audience: Homepage

School Loop will be re-activated and available to use from the first day of the new school year.   Parents and students will not be able to register new accounts or login to existing accounts until this time.  School Loop is school-specific, so if you are new to the school, and had an account at a different CUSD school, you will still need to register for an account again through the new school’s website.  The link is on the homepage of the school’s website.  You will need the Student ID Number and an email address to complete this process. 

 

School Loop is a different application to the Parent Portal.  It is available to secondary level parents and students only.   Parents are encouraged to use both applications.

 

The Parent Portal may be accessed at any time during the school year and parent and student accounts only needs to be established once as they rollover with updated student data each year. Don’t have a portal account? Contact the school office for your child to request the information needed to create an account.

 

The Parent Portal is only accessible to parents of students in the current 2014-15 school year.  Information on obtaining transcripts for graduated students may be found on the CUSD website.

 

Please direct any additional questions to your school office which re-opens to the public on Monday, August 11th from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 8/5/14

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

New Student Registration Summer Office Dates/Hours:
Aug.13th: 1:30pm- 3pm
Aug.14th-16th: 9am-11am  and 1:30pm-3pm
Aug.18th, Aug.20th, Aug. 22nd: 9am- 11am and 1:30pm- 3pm
Aug. 25th – 27th: 1:30pm – 3pm ONLY
Aug. 28th, Aug. 29th, Sept. 2nd: 9am-11am and 1:30pm – 3pm
                                  
School starts September 4th, 2014.
 

 

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Posted by: Jessica Ochoa
Published: 6/26/14

Audience: Homepage

Earn All-Star service credit for collecting Box Tops for Education. Please clip them neatly and make sure that they haven't expired. You may wish to ask friends and family members to save their Box Tops with you.You may earn one hour of service credit for 25 box tops. All-Star Candidates may earn up to 3 hours of service credit.  All-Star Presidential candidates do not have a limit. Please download and complete the attached form when turning in your Box Tops.

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 6/24/14

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 6/24/14

Audience: Homepage

Kirsten Vital to Lead the Highest-Performing, Large School District in California

 

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO— Kirsten M. Vital has been named the new Superintendent of the Capistrano Unified School District, succeeding Dr. Joseph M. Farley who will retire on July 1, 2014, as the leader of Orange County’s second-largest school district.

The Board of Trustees made the selection of Ms. Vital following a closed session meeting on June 14, 2014. A contract is expected to be ratified on Wednesday, June 25 at the Board of Trustees’ regularly scheduled meeting.

Ms. Vital Superintendent comes to CUSD from Alameda Unified School District in Alameda, California, where she is Superintendent.

A seasoned educator, Ms. Vital has held key leadership positions in some of California’s largest districts, including Los Angeles Unified School District and Oakland Unified School District. Vital has been a teacher, an assistant principal, principal, and a college professor.

To find the ideal candidate, the Board of Trustees conducted a nationwide search. The search was guided by a detailed list of leadership criteria, a web-based survey, community forum, and responses from focus groups representing community and district stakeholders.

Board President John M. Alpay expressed his confidence in Vital, "We wanted to ensure that we had the right person for this very important role during this critical time in our District," he said. "Because of her demonstrated track record of success, the Board of Trustees is certain that Kirsten Vital is the right leader who will take our District to new heights of student achievement."

Retiring Superintendent Dr. Joseph M. Farley has been widely praised for his leadership of the District over the last four years. Capistrano Unified schools have consistently ranked in the top one percent of California’s public schools. Successfully weathering the most recent economic recession, the District’s fiscal position was certified as "positive" by the Orange County Department of Education.

With over 4,000 employees, the new Superintendent will take the helm of the largest employer in South Orange County.

Ms. Kirsten M. Vital

 

Photo IDs: Newly appointed Superintendent Kirsten M. Vital

 

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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 6/19/14

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

For program requirements and information, please download the attached document.

Students will receive program information from their English teacher on Join the Pride Day, during the first week of school.

All Declarations are due on Friday, September 11th, in the MPR. Any student who wishes to participate in the program must submit a Declaration at this time. On this day, hours will be transferred to the Summer Log and students will receive their Service Log for the 2015-2016 school year. Students who are striving for a Presidential Award must demonstrate citizenship. If you have already done so, you have a green Service Log. Parents of students who are new to the program or who have an orange Service Log have not yet demonstrated citizenship  and will be asked to do so in the fall.

Thank you,

Mrs. Ritner

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 6/16/14

Audience: Homepage

We will honor our Ladera Ranch Middle School "Million Word Readers" on Thursday, June 19th during lunch in the MPR.  If you turned your signed reading logs in on time, look for your invitation to be delivered during 3rd or 4th period on the 19th. Congratulations to our readers - we can't wait to recognize your achievement!

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 6/10/14

Audience: Steven Hatchel, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Students, Teachers and Homepage

Our annual 8th grade dance will take place this Friday June 13th in the MPR, from 6:30-9 p.m.

Permission slips can be turned in to 1st period teachers Tuesday through Thursday. Wristbands will be distributed on Friday and must be brought to the dance to enter. Students will receive their wristbands from their PERIOD 1 teachers AFTER SCHOOL. Students must attend the entire day of school to attend the dance.

If you need a permission slip, please download and print the attached word document.

Mr. Hatchel, ASB Advisor

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Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 6/10/14

Audience: Homepage

Please refer to the attached documents for specific dates and times for your school.

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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 6/5/14

Audience: Homepage

The PAL class has organized one last charity drive to support children fighting cancer. This is very personal for some students who have had the privilege to get to know Katie Hawley at LRMS who has been fighting cancer for several years now. 

Students and staff have the opportunity to donate items for a NEGU JOY JAR that will be given to a child fighting cancer. Here are the details:

WHAT: Donate FIVE small toys/items that a child would enjoy in the hospital that can fit in a JOY JAR. Food is NOT allowed. Items must be in original packaging. 

***TIP: Think of a theme and collect items in that theme. (ie. Art, Princess, Super Heroes, Games)***

COLLECTION DATE: Friday, June 6 before school in the Library foyer.

ALL-STAR CREDIT: 5 items= 1 hour, 10 items= 2 hours, 15 items= 3 hours (Maximum 3 hours)

We hope you can support Katie Hawley by participating. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Smolinski.

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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 5/30/14

Audience: Homepage

Recycle empty plastic bottles and aluminum cans every Wednesday. Drop off your bottles and cans in front of room 724. Students can earn All-Star Service credit for the 2014-2015 school year. Every 50 items= 1 hour. 

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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 5/30/14

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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 5/30/14

Audience: Homepage

Please see attached information for Summer Packet Pick Up and Summer Orientation Days!

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Posted by: Kelly Larkins
Published: 5/9/14

Audience: Grade 06, Grade 07, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

6th and 7th grade students will be going over 2014-2015 elective information this week.  All forms are due back to elective teachers by Friday, May 2nd.  Elective application forms can be found on SchoolLoop.

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Posted by: Sandra Seyedjafari
Published: 4/22/14

Audience: Homepage

Our annual talent show is coming soon! The event will take place on 4/23 (Wednesday) and 4/24 (Thursday), from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 and available at the outside stage at lunch, and also at the door. Pizza, drinks, and snacks will be available for purchase from 6:00-6:20 each night. See you at the show!

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Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 4/14/14

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 4/2/14

Audience: Homepage

Nomination Period Ends March 21

 

The nomination period for the Capistrano Unified School District 2013 Classified Employee of the Year Program ends Friday, March 21.

Nominations will be accepted in six categories: Child Nutrition; Maintenance and Operations; Transportation; Para-Educator and Instructional Assistance; Office and Technical; and Support Services and Security. Nominees must be a classified employee of the Capistrano Unified School District, including all schools (preschool through grade twelve) and central office departments, with at least five years of service in the nomination category.        

Signed nomination forms are due in the Communications Office by Friday, March 21. Applications are available online at www.capousd.org and at school sites. Transportation dispatchers, secretaries, mechanics, campus supervisors, groundskeepers, delivery drivers, and accounting technicians are just a few of the job titles eligible to be nominated for the award.

District winners will be announced at the annual awards ceremony on Monday, May 19 and are eligible to compete in the Orange County Department of Education Classified School Employee of the Year program. Winners at the county level will then compete in the statewide awards program.

Last year’s winners were: Office and Technical – Norma Maldonado, Bilingual School Clerk, Kinoshita Elementary School; Para-Educator and Instructional Assistance – Jana Hertz, Braille Transcriber, George White  Elementary School; Child Nutrition – Anita Claud, Food Service Cashier, Vista del Mar Elementary School; Maintenance and Operations – Arturo Gonzalez, Custodian, Castille Elementary School; Transportation – Floyd Genadry, School Bus Driver; and Support Services and Security – Elizabeth Sullivan, Campus Supervisor, Bernice Ayer Middle School.

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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 3/17/14

Audience: Homepage and Homepage
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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 3/4/14

Audience: Homepage and Homepage
Our LRMS Spring Book fair is coming up and we need your help to make this a successful event!    All English classes will be visiting the book fair Monday, March 3 through Friday, March 7th.  Book Fair will be open every day from 7:45am until 3:30pm.  We'll have a lot of great titles as well as required reading books, so please come by and visit! In order to make this a successful book fair for our school we need parent volunteer help!  If you can give an hour of your time, please click on our volunteerspot link to find a time that works best with your schedule and come join in the fun!  It's a great and easy way to volunteer at the middle school and meet great parents!
LRMS Book Fair Volunteer Spot   http://vols.pt/AXwM2J
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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 2/25/14

Audience: Homepage
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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 2/6/14

Audience: Homepage
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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 2/2/14

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Planning on celebrating the end of the week? Go to Ruby's at the MV Mall on Friday January 31st and the school will receive a donation equal to 20 percent of your bill in return!

You can go any time between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., just remember to print out the attached flyer or stop by the front office reception desk and grab a copy.

Thanks for supporting our school and see you Friday!

Mr. Hatchel, ASB Advisor

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Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 1/28/14

Audience: Homepage

There appears to be an issue with logging in to the Jooners site with the link attached to the Knit With Love email. Hopefully, you will have more luck with this version:

http://www.jooners.com/guest?l=e59ef54b-bafe-4f86-b2fd-88aea1b17c4f

Thank you,

Mrs. Ritner

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 1/27/14

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Please see attached document to create an account so that you can register for high school next year!

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 1/24/14

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8th Grade Ad Forms will be going home with your son or daughter this week. Please look for the form or download it from SchoolLoop. This a wonderful opportunity to congratulate your child on their hard work in middle school and wish them good luck in high school. Order forms are also available for download on SchoolLoop.

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Posted by: Keri Ray
Published: 1/15/14

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Posted by: Keri Ray
Published: 1/14/14

Audience: Renee Weitzel (Art Teacher) and Homepage

Are you creative and like to do artistic things in your spare time? Submit your best original art work (photography, two-dimensional or sculpture) in the art contest. Entries due February 27th. See Mrs. Weitzel for details. 

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Posted by: Renee Weitzel (Art Teacher)
Published: 1/14/14

Audience: Homepage

http://www.jooners.com/guest?l=39c7c814-adbe-4240-9fc6-0f08554b3a55

 

For more information about Playdough Patrol, please see current  All-Star Bulletin.

Thank you,

Mrs. Ritner

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 1/14/14

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Link to sign up for workshop:

http://www.jooners.com/guest?l=baf1c05a-c550-4947-b217-2bd6436feb67

For more information, see All-Star Bulletin.

Thank you for your service,

Mrs. Ritner

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 1/14/14

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Link for Campus Beautification sign up:

http://www.jooners.com/guest?l=a4abca7b-7a7e-4343-809a-4cbac28c2373

For more information, see current All-Star Bulletin.

Thank you for your service,

Mrs. Ritner

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 1/14/14

Audience: Homepage and Homepage
If you have not purchased a yearbook for your son or daughter, the only way to guarantee he or she will receive a book at the end of the year is to order by Friday, January 17th! Order forms were distributed before the winter break but if you need another order form, they are available in Room 711, in the front office and on SchoolLoop. There will be a VERY LIMITED number of yearbooks for sale at the end of the year so DO NOT DELAY, buy a book today! Yearbooks are also able to be purchased online using a credit card at yearbooksonsale.com
 
 
Parents of 8th Graders…
 
8th Grade Ad Forms will be going home with your son or daughter this week. Please look for the form or download it from SchoolLoop. This a wonderful opportunity to congratulate your child on their hard work in middle school and wish them good luck in high school.
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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 1/13/14

Audience: Homepage

THIS THURSDAY morning, students may turn in gently used jackets/sweatshirts, which will be given to Lighthouse Ministries in Costa Mesa. This organization serves the homeless and those in need along with all other members of the community.

Clothing needs to be freshly washed, zippers need to be zipped, buttons need to be buttoned, and articles need to be folded. 

5 items = one hour of service credit

Please bring your donation to the foyer of the library from 7:45 - 8:15 am.

Thank you for your service,

Mrs. Ritner

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 1/13/14

Audience: Homepage

 

 

There is an art gallery night on January 21st at LRES that needs a few more volunteers. The event takes place from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. 

If you would like to help students with their craft projects, please sign up at:
 
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C044AADAA2FA20-lres

Mrs. Calahan is in charge of this night, and she will be available to sign your Service Log.
 
Thank you for your service,
Mrs. Ritner

 

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 1/13/14

Audience: Homepage

If you wish to make Rainbow Rubberband Bracelets, you may earn All-Star Credit for doing so. 10 bracelets=ONE HOUR (maximum THREE hours for "regular" and presidential candidates for now--let's see how the campaign goes).

Bring bracelets to Mrs. Ritner's room before school or during lunch.

The colors of  the Philippine flag are mostly blue and red with a little white and yellow. See how you can incorporate the colors.

Check Jooners tomorrow after school for an opportunity to have a booth and accept donations in front of ToyTown. If you have other ideas for how you might "get the bracelets" out to the public, bring your idea. 

All proceeds will go directly to the Red Cross.

Thank you,

Mrs .Ritner

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 11/14/13

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

See attached permission slip. Permission slips can be turned in Thursday and Friday at lunch at the outside stage.

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Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 11/13/13

Audience: Homepage

Dear Families,

How can we help? We all ask ourselves this question when disaster strikes. As the All-Star Advisor, I find myself in the unique position of having people come to me—both to offer avenues to help or to request that we find a way to respond to a need. The purpose of this email is to make you award of some opportunities within our school and community.

First, with regard to our CANNED FOOD DRIVE, thank you to all of you who have already made a contribution. We are off and running, and our cans have been filling quickly! Our PAL class is extending our drive through Monday, November 18th, so that anyone needing a weekend to corral their cans will have an opportunity to do so. In addition to sending our donations to the Second Harvest Food Bank, we will send a portion of our donations directly to the Philippines.

Share the Love, a community outreach program in Ladera Ranch, along with Toy Town, is leading a relief effort in our community. All proceeds will be shipped for free by LBC Cargo in Anaheim and will be delivered to the evacuation centers. Anyone wishing to make a contribution is invited to do so. This effort is time-sensitive. Items will be picked up this Monday at 12:45 p.m and will be packaged for shipping. For those in the All-Star program, credit will be given. 10 Cans/Items = ONE HOUR (No limit for Presidential Candidates). Donations may be taken to the library foyer before school or directly to your period one teacher.

In addition, students may wish to participate in making RAINBOW RUBBERBAND BRACELETS for Red Cross Relief. One of our seventh graders is initiating this campaign, and it is open to all students. We are going to make rubber-band bracelets, and offer them to members of our community who may wish to make a donation to the relief effort. Students who wish to participate are invited to bring their lunches, looms, and rubber bands to Mrs. Ritner’s classroom (717) at lunch on Thursday and Friday. I also have red, blue, white, and yellow rubberbands, the colors of the Philippine flag. Bracelets are not “for sale” at school, but I am aware that many of our students enjoy making these, and I want to support this initiative. ToyTown and the Ladera Flower Shoppe will allow students to display their wares and request donations. (If you have “connections,” and would like to join the effort, you are warmly invited.) Students may make plans for how they would like to coordinate their effort as they work.

Finally, if your family would like additional information, you may wish to investigate the following Facebook page to get connected with the relief effort in Ladera.https://www.facebook.com/ShareTheLoveLadera

As always, these are service options, and I invite you to choose how or if you wish to participate.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Ritner

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 11/13/13

Audience: Homepage

The Ladera Ranch Food Drive continues through Friday, November 15! Please help fill the bins with your donations to help end hunger in Orange County.  You can drop off your food items in the front foyer of the public library or to your 1st period teacher.  Imagine how many people we could feed if every student donated 3 cans of food!

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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 11/8/13

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Links for JOONERS

Please cut and paste the URL into your Search Bar:

 

Assisting at Canned Food Drive Turn-In

http://www.jooners.com/guest?l=92d27b43-0576-4398-a030-ace0bf020320

 

Prepping for Blanket Workshop

http://www.jooners.com/guest?l=9705c36d-e806-497f-b152-4a71e7285733

 

Assisting at Blanket Workshop

http://www.jooners.com/guest?l=39b26f34-30ec-42e9-8de6-ed57612dffa5

 

 

Assisting at Blanket Turn-In

http://www.jooners.com/guest?l=52b1654c-6924-497b-a4ff-f0ad6f73a3b9

 

Veteran Holiday Box Participation

http://www.jooners.com/guest?l=d1f6d2fb-b493-4e55-a9f1-6fe6d6164323

 

PJ’s from Heaven Assistants for Turn-In and Sorting

http://www.jooners.com/guest?l=4afa01b3-87b5-4576-a721-0c4e8e5bb1c7

 

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 11/5/13

Audience: Homepage and Homepage
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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 11/5/13

Audience: Homepage

Help at a volunteer event this Sunday from 10:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Founder's Park. Cut and paste the URL into your search engine to sign up.

 

http://www.jooners.com/guest?l=81e9a83b-ba61-4fc5-bb87-ea3ad0e9aace

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 11/5/13

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Assemble specified items for veterans at the Long Beach Veteran's Hospital. See attached flyer for detailed information. Turn-in is Wednesday, November 20th, after school. Boxes, gift-wrap, and thank you note materials will be provided; please do not pre-wrap your items.

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 11/5/13

Audience: Homepage

 

All blankets are due on Monday, December 16th, and we will roll them, wrap them with a ribbon, and sign a gift tag in the MPR on that day. Please bring your Service Log with you at that time.

See attached directions

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 11/5/13

Audience: Global Comm 2013-14 and Homepage

Hi everyone! 

For the upcoming broadcast season, we are preparing new video segments. In order to do this, we are in need of new props and costumes. The Global team would like donations of used halloween costumes for the news. We would also like donations of any used props that you may have. Please bring these items from home to room 601 on Monday, November 4th before school. Your support is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

- Emily Carmichall

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Posted by: Emily Carmichall
Published: 10/29/13

Audience: Homepage

On Sunday, November 10th, AYSO is hosting a volunteer appreciation event at Founder's Park from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. All-Star Volunteers are needed to help run a carnival booth. Please sign up on Jooners with the following url:

 

http://www.jooners.com/guest?l=4c0e2424-8f3f-4c95-a073-3908660b19e3

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 10/19/13

Audience: Homepage

With many thanks to webmaster, Jenna Bowman, our All-Star program now has a website which will feature news and updates. Please visit us at:

http://www.lrmsallstars.com

Thank you,

Mrs. Ritner

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 10/15/13

Audience: Homepage

Hello,

We need a handful of students who are available to work tomorrow after school to fill orders for a Ladera Ranch Little League Fundraiser.

Please visit the Jooners site to sign up:

http://www.jooners.com/guest?l=39224176-379a-4bb5-b235-835a22b31409

Thank you,

Mrs. Ritner

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 10/10/13

Audience: Homepage

Marguerite Christian School, on the corner of Oso and Marguerite Parkways, is hosting its annual Fall Festival for preschool children on Friday, October 25th, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Volunteers need to check in with the director, Mrs. Johnston, and will be paired up with a teacher to set-up, run, and clean up a booth. Please be sure to bring your Service Log and have it signed at the conclusion of the event. This is one of the schools who benefits from the Play Dough many of you have made.

Sign up on Jooners with the following:

http://www.jooners.com/guest?l=077b5d7f-4e21-4d82-bc4a-475e5f9fee98

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 10/9/13

Audience: Homepage

Attention Parents:

If your son or daughter is participating in the All-Star Presidential Award (50+ hours) please plan to attend a mandatory parent information meeting at one of the sessions listed below:

Tuesday, October 15th at 6:00 p.m. in the MPR

Wednesday, October 16th at 8:00 a.m. in the MPR

The purpose of the meeting is to clarify the scope and requirements of the award. In addition, I will be verifying citizenship with an original Birth Certificate or U.S. Passport. You will need to please bring your child's Service Log with you, as there is a designated section to indicate that you have attended the meeting and satisfied the citizenship requirement. I will not be retaining any documents--just verifying. 

If you are not a U.S. citizen, but your child is striving for 50+ service hours, you should attend the meeting. Although I cannot give the Presidential Award without U.S. citizenship, I want to honor your child's service to our school and community.

Thank you,

Mrs. Ritner

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 10/7/13

Audience: Homepage

Please read for news and information about our upcoming mandatory parent meeting, 1st quarter student meeting, and current events.

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 10/7/13

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Please download the attached flyer to learn about a Chick-fil-A fundraiser to support our school on October 17th from 3-8 pm.

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 10/3/13

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

If you would like to work the Ladera Ranch Pumpkin Patch this year, at Founder's Park, on Saturday, October 19th, please click on the link below.

Please sign up for ONE slot only, as opportunities are limited. Heather Ridout and Gayle Hill are the event coordinators. Please check in with them upon arrival and remember to take your Service Log with you.

Click on this linkhttp://www.jooners.com/guest?l=2d11de66-bd1f-474b-9482-c2060e6cf41a

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 10/3/13

Audience: Homepage

AYSO is hosting their VIP Soccer Tournament on Sunday, October 20th. Volunteers are needed between 7:00 am-11:00 am. Please sign up by clicking on the link below. Please sign up for ONE slot only, as opportunities are limited.

http://www.jooners.com/guest?l=6fbff04c-5dd9-4ce0-af4b-cd4b80fa6145

LuAnn Song is the event coordinator and will be your contact person upon arrival. Please remember to take your Service Log with you and get it signed.

Mrs. Ritner

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 10/3/13

Audience: Homepage

Students who have completed the Summer Service Log and are working toward the Presidential Award must submit their hours by this Friday, September 9/26th. Credit will not be given after this date. Please see Mrs. Ritner in room 717 with your total hours and the signatures of any supervising adults during break or lunch.

 

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 9/25/13

Audience: All Grades, Staff and Homepage

Hello LRMS family!

A quick update on our fall magazine/cookie dough fundraiser:

1. Our winner for the Reach Out packets is Taylor Ableson. Congratulations Taylor, you won a mini-fridge, $25 cash, and all 12 ducks!

2. Students, fill out your coupons and turn them in this Thursday (at break) or next Tuesday (at lunch) at the Lions' Den. You receive one duck for each coupon you submit. Ducks will be fed Wednesday, Friday, and next Monday during period 4.

3. Our turn-in day is next Wednesday (September 25th). Please come to the MPR starting at 8:30 a.m. and turn in your order forms and money. All money should be included with the order forms.

4. LRMS accepts donations in lieu of orders, please come and find me on the turn-in day and we will determine your "order-equivalency".

5. Extra order forms and packets can be picked up at the attendance window.

6. The prize sheet, selling guide, and super seller prizes are attached. Please download any that you need.

7. Cookie dough and prizes will be available on Wednesday November 6th, throughout the day. I'll send an update as we get closer to November.

Thanks and good luck!

Mr. Hatchel, ASB advisor

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Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 9/17/13

Audience: Homepage

If you are interested in participating in the All-Star program, you must please submit the Declaration of Candidacy on or before THIS Friday, September 20th.

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 9/16/13

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

This document contains the purpose, scope, and requirements of the All-star and All-Star Presidential Programs.

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 9/16/13

Audience: Homepage

Spirit Wear orders may be submitted through Friday, October 4th. It is my hope that all participants will consider purchasing a tee-shirt to wear on school spirit wear days and while performing All-Star actions in the community.

 

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 9/16/13

Audience: Homepage

Please read the attached flyer for information on a special 6th grade Back to School presentation for 6th grade parents.

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 9/15/13

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

If your child will be participating in the Learning with Laptops program at LRMS, we ask that you print and sign the attached document.  Signed documents need to be turned into the front office prior to the student bringing their laptop to school.  

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 9/13/13

Audience: Homepage

Patriot Day

Patriot Day is an annual observance on September 11 to remember those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001. Many Americans refer Patriot Day as 9/11. This Wednesday, all students and staff are invited to honor those whose lives were lost by wearing red, white, and blue, the colors of our flag.

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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 9/8/13

Audience: Homepage

Join in a statewide effort to clean up the California Coast on Saturday, September 21st from 9:00-am-12:00 pm for three hours of service credit. Open the attached flyer or visit www.coastal.ca.gov for additional information.

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 8/27/13

Audience: Homepage

Schoolloop will be re-activated and available to use from the first day of the new school year.   Parents and students will not be able to register new accounts or login to existing accounts until this time.  Schoolloop is school-specific, so if you are new to the school, and had an account at a different CUSD school, you will still need to register for an account again through the new school’s website.  The link is on the homepage of the school’s website.  You will need the Student ID Number and an email address to complete this process. 

Schoolloop is a different application to the Parent Portal.  It is available to secondary level parents and students only.   Parents are encouraged to use both applications.

The Parent Portal may be accessed at any time during the school year and parent and student accounts only needs to be established once as they rollover with updated student data each year.

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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 8/23/13

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Help your teachers with some basic classroom supplies for All-Star Service Credit. Download the attached document for more information and take advantage of summer sales. Maximum of two hours of service credit for All-Star and All-Star Presidential Candidates.

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 7/17/13

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Please see attached list for generalized supply lists.

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 6/26/13

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Please see attached flyer for registration dates for the 2013-2014 school year.

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 6/13/13

Audience: Homepage

For information about our service program, please open the attachment. Students striving for the All-Star Presidential Award may begin service NOW and complete a Summer Service Log.

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 6/12/13

Audience: Homepage

This week the PAL class is hosting a used Sports Equipment and Uniform drive. All donations will be given to the Boys and Girls Club. Drop off equipment and uniforms to the driveway before school or to your first period teacher. Clean out your garage and donate some equipment to kids who need it. 

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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 5/20/13

Audience: Homepage

The All-Star Award Ceremony is Tuesday, May 21st, at 6:30 pm.  On the day of the event, we will have a brief practice in the MPR. Please eat your lunch, and then join me from 12:30-1:00. Congratulations on a great job!

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 5/14/13

Audience: Homepage

New Student Registration Dates -

April 22nd - June 11th 

Hours:  8:00 am-11:00 am and 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Orientation Packet Pick-Up

August 6th and 8th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

August 7th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

8th Grade Orientation

August 28th

7th Grade Orientation

August 29th

6th Grade Orientation

August 30th

New Student Registration Hours:

September 3rd-6th from 8:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 5/13/13

Audience: Homepage

The PAL class is hosting a Joy Jar drive now thru May 17. Please donate small items like toys, coloring books, play jewelry and art supplies. Make sure that all items will be able to fit into a Joy Jar. You can drop off all items to your first period teacher or into one of the bins located in the office. So donate today and put a smile on a patient's face!

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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 5/10/13

Audience: Homepage
5/23                       8TH Grade Career Day
6/4                         8th Grade Awards (Invitation Only)
6/7                         8th Grade Dance
6/10                       8th Grade Field Trip, Soak City
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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 5/9/13

Audience: Homepage
The STAR Test is quickly approaching. Testing dates will be April 30th, May 2nd , and May 7thThese three days will be minimum days, with students being dismissed at 12:15 on Tuesday, April 30th and Thursday, May 2nd.    On Tuesday, May 7th  dismissal is at 12:30. 
The STAR program is designed to provide students, parents, teachers, and the community with information about student achievement. All students in the second through eleventh grade attending public school in California will be taking these tests.
Star Testing Schedule
 
Tuesday April 30               All Students-English Language Arts
 
Thursday May 2                All Students- Math
       
Tuesday, May 7                8th Grade Only- Social Science and Science
 
* On the day that 8th grade students are testing there will be a special schedule for our 6th and 7th grade students.
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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 4/29/13

Audience: Homepage

All forms needed to complete your Elective packet are here for you to download if needed.  All forms are due to your Elective teacher by Friday, April 26th.

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 4/23/13

Audience: Homepage

6th and 7th Graders - All elective/application forms for the 2013-2014 school year are due back to your elective teachers by Friday, April 26th.

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Posted by: Sandra Seyedjafari
Published: 4/22/13

Audience: Homepage

Attention, All-Star Candidates!  All applications are due on or before THIS Friday, April 19th. Please submit with the attached turn-in document to the basket in the office or to Mrs. Ritner in room 717.

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 4/15/13

Audience: Homepage

Congratulations, you have reached the finish line! All-Star applications are due on Friday, April 19th, by 3:00 p.m.  Please download the attached form, complete it, and turn it in with your application as specified.

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 4/4/13

Audience: Homepage

You can help support teens your age by bringing the following items in a Ziplock bag: toothpaste/brush, shampoo & conditioner, deodorant. All-Star candidates may earn one hour of community or education credit. All donations may be given to period one teachers from March 25-April 5th.

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 3/22/13

Audience: Homepage

If you wish to make a donation to support Animal Services, please bring your items DIRECTLY TO MRS. RITNER (717). You may bake dog biscuits or collect 5 items from the donation list. Each action is available for 2 hours of community credit. The deadline for donations is Friday, March 29th. 

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 3/22/13

Audience: Homepage

Recycle your gently used K-12 books. Bring 15 books for one hour of community or education credit to your period one teacher  the week of March 25th. These books will benefit the Ladera Ranch schools, a middle school in Santa Ana, and the Claremont Correction Facility.

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 3/22/13

Audience: Julie Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, All-Star Award, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, Students, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 3/19/13

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

 

March 21: We hope to see all our Ladera Ranch Middle School Community at our Annual Curriculum Night (Open House) on Thursday, March 21. We will be on minimum day schedule with dismissal at 12:15. From 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM you and your child will have the opportunity to visit classrooms and teachers, view student work, and participate in classroom activities and demonstrations.
 
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, March 21 at Curriculum Night!
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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 3/18/13

Audience: Homepage

We will be recognizing our Million Word Readers on Thursday, May 16th, during the school day. If you are eligible, please update your Reading Log, get a parent signature, and turn it in to your English teacher. by Wednesday, April 17th. To qualify, sixth graders need to have read 1 million words, seventh graders 1.5 million words, and eighth graders 2 million words.

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 3/14/13

Audience: Homepage

Our  Book Fair is in full swing!  We will be open during Curriculum Night. Please stop by for our books and our Bake Sale on Thursday, March 21st. 

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 3/12/13

Audience: Julie Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, All-Star Award, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera and Students

Click the link to download the latest episode of the LRMS News! 

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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 3/8/13

Audience: Renee Weitzel (Art Teacher) and Homepage

IMG_7385.JPGThe Art Contest was a HUGE success!! There were over 100 amazing art pieces included in this years' contest.  These pieces are currently on display in the office-come by and check out the incredible talent at LRMS.

The winners in each category are:

 

6th Grade:

*2D Art--

3. Zain Furugi

2. Taytum Tercenio

1. Audrey Jeltema

*3D Art- 

1. Lisa Hiadek

*Photography--

3. Jenna Hartstein

2. Brigette Denault

1. Jeffrey Wolfson

 

7th Grade:

 

*2D Art--\

3. Sarah Kim

2. Sophia Jeltema

1. Mis Ross

*3D-

3. Megan Hill

2. Dylan Garcia

1. Kalil Scales

*Photoograhy--

3. Bella Hale

2. Monica Aguirre

1. Julia Alvarez

 

8th Grade:

*2D Art--

3. Maya Kulkarni

2. Madison Bolokowicz

1. Sonja Metienzo

*3D Art--

1. Triistan Pyle

*Photography--

3. Taylor Pernicone

2. Kavina Shah

1. Nathan Allaiire

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Posted by: Renee Weitzel (Art Teacher)
Published: 3/7/13

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Our Acts of Kindness campaign wraps up this Monday, March, 11th. Students who wish to receive All-Star credit need to complete their Kindness Log, post a photo to our blog site, and have a parent signature verifying that they have honored each life lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School with their actions. These logs may be presented to period one teachers  for TWO hours of school OR community credit.

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 3/6/13

Audience: Homepage

Our PTA is hosting a school-wide PAPER DRIVE from March 18th-22nd. All students are invited and encouraged to bring a ream of copy paper to school with them and drop it off at the front entrance in the morning. 

Students who wish to receive All-Star credit may get one hour of service credit for two reams of paper-- for a maximum of two hours. This may count for education OR community credit. You have two more days to bring in your paper and get your Service Log signed!

 

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 3/6/13

Audience: Homepage
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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 2/22/13

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Come paint a tile wall to help us commemorate our 10th anniversary.  See attached flyer for more information.

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 2/6/13

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

See attached flyer if you would like to purchase spirit wear commemorating our 10 year anniversary.  All orders are due to the front office by February 20th.

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 2/5/13

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

If you're interested in auditioning for Ladera Idol, tomorrow is the deadline to turn in your paperwork and sign up for an audition spot. Please see the attached information packet.

Auditions will take place in the MPR after school next week. Make sure you are in costume and have your music ready (on a CD -preferred- or flash drive/iPod).

If you have any questions please contact Mr. Hatchel, slhatchel@capousd.org

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Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 1/17/13

Audience: Homepage

Thursday, January 24th at 6:30 pm, LRMS will be hosting a Spelling Bee. This event is open to the community.

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 1/15/13

Audience: Homepage

Please read the attached flyer for information and instructions regarding the annual LRMS Art Contest. Entries are due February 22nd and students may earn All Star Award credit . See Mrs. Weitzel in room 603 for additional information. 

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Posted by: Renee Weitzel (Art Teacher)
Published: 1/14/13

Audience: Keri Ray, Grade 08, Parents and Homepage

Dear Parents of 8th Grade Students,

By now, you should have received a yearbook dedication order form in the mail. We have extended the deadline! HOWEVER, space is very limited and is filling up fast. Attached you will find a copy of the order form. There are a few simple steps you need to do and we take care of the rest. This is a wonderful opportunity to honor your son or daughter and they will cherish it forever.

1.     Complete the order form with the dedication you would like to include.

2.     Turn it in along with the cash or check to the office by February 5th

3.     Email Señora Ray the pictures OR turn them in with the order form.

The LRMS Yearbook Staff will take care of the design and layout for the ad. Please contact Señora Ray if you have any questions at ksray@capousd.org

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Posted by: Keri Ray
Published: 1/9/13

Audience: Keri Ray, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

LAST WEEK TO PREORDER A YEARBOOK!!!

HAVE YOU PURCHASED A YEARBOOK FOR YOUR CHILD? 

If not, this is the last week to guarantee your child will receive a yearbook at the end of the year! There will be VERY few books available for purchase at the end of the year so do not take a chance to miss out on the much talked about yearbook!

Yearbooks may be purchased online using a credit card at yearbooksonsale.com OR order forms may be picked up and turned in to Room 711 or the box in the office BY January 16th!

If you have any questions, please contact Señora Ray at ksray@capousd.org

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Posted by: Keri Ray
Published: 1/9/13

Audience: All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

For any students who are interested in participating in the LRMS annual talent show, there will be a short meeting at lunch on Thursday January 10th and Friday January 11th in room 605. You only need to attend one meeting.

Students can perform solo or in groups. Past acts have included vocals, dance, instrumentals, stand-up comedy, live bands, and even magic. The show will take place in February.

Show the rest of Ladera your talent and come to the meeting tomorrow or Friday.

Mr. Hatchel, slhatchel@capousd.org

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Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 1/9/13

Audience: Homepage

All Capistrano Unified School District schools will be closed for Winter Recess and Christmas holiday from December 22 through January 6. Schools will reopen on Monday, January 7.

Capistrano Unified will also close its District Office from December 22 through January 6, due to budget cuts and negotiated furlough days. 

If an emergency arises at any of the CUSD sites, please call the CUSD Maintenance and Operations emergency phone number at (949) 234-9527 during regular working hours, or the after-hours (nights and weekends) emergency number at (949) 493-2748.

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Posted by: Marcus Walton, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 12/18/12

Audience: Homepage

To:       The CUSD Community and Staff

Re:       Today’s Tragic Events in Connecticut

 

As you undoubtedly know, today, a school-related shooting in Connecticut resulted in the tragic loss of children and school staff. This message is sent on behalf of Board President John Alpay, and the entire Board of Trustees of the Capistrano Unified School District, to express their deepest sympathy to everyone impacted by these events.

 

Parents may be interested in supportive information on how to discuss tragic events like these with their children. Such resources are available at the following website:        

 

                                                http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ss/cp/tragedy.asp.

 

A natural response to school tragedies is an increased concern for the safety of one’s own family.  You should know that the Capistrano Unified School District works collaboratively with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, and other agencies, to protect our students, staff, and school communities.

 

Thank you,

Joseph M. Farley
Superintendent

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14 de diciembre del 2012

 

Para:    La Comunidad y Empleados de CUSD

Re:       Los Eventos Trágicos de Hoy en Connecticut

 

Como usted sin duda sabe, hoy día, un tiroteo en una escuela en Connecticut resulto en la trágica pérdida de niños y personal escolar. Este mensaje se envía en nombre del Presidente de la Junta Directiva John Alpay, y toda la Junta de Síndicos del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Capistrano, para expresar su más sentido pésame a todos los afectados por estos acontecimientos.

 

Los padres pueden estar interesados ​​en la información de apoyo sobre la manera de hablar de los acontecimientos trágicos como estos con sus hijos. Estos recursos están disponibles en el siguiente sitio web:

 

                                                http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/ss/cp/tragedy.asp.

 

Una respuesta natural a las tragedias de la escuela es una preocupación creciente por la seguridad de su propia familia. Usted debe saber que el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Capistrano trabaja en colaboración con el Departamento del Sheriff del Condado de Orange, y otras agencias, para proteger a nuestros estudiantes, el personal y la comunidad escolar.

 

Gracias,

Joseph M. Farley
Superintendente

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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 12/14/12

Audience: Homepage

Please refer to the attached flyer for complete details of this program.

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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 12/4/12

Audience: Homepage

Need a couple extra days? You got it. Blankets will be accepted through Monday. We will be bundling and distributing them next week.Thank you to all who have made one. We have passed the 100 mark. Your time and generosity are appreciated.

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 12/4/12

Audience: Homepage

The annual Project Tomorrow Speak Up Survey provides CUSD with a suite of online surveys and reports to collect authentic feedback from students, educators and parents.   The survey allows us to gather unique data from our district stakeholders, conduct a needs assessment, and create a vision for 21st Century learning. We are also able to use the data to create and inform technology initiatives in CUSD. We are asking parents and CUSD stakeholders to take the 2012 Project Tomorrow Speak Up Survey at  http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2012/

Click on the “Take the Survey Today” tab and follow the survey directions. Our CUSD "secret" word is cusd.  The survey window closes on December 21, 2012. Results will be shared as soon as they become available.

Thank you for your participation!

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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 12/3/12

Audience: Homepage

 

The Giving Tree is located in the office. Swing by, grab a tag, buy a gift, and donate it unwrapped under the tree by December 13. All donations go to needy families in Orange County.
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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 11/27/12

Audience: Homepage

 

On Friday, November 30, you have the opportunity to help the survivors of hurricane Sandy. After the announcements in period 1, you will have 60 seconds to donate as many dollars as you can in to the donation bag that your teacher will be holding. Wouldn't it be great if everyone donated at least one dollar to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy? 
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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 11/27/12

Audience: Homepage

We have collected over 3 pallets of canned food...yes, PALLETS. Thank you all for your participation. Last week, Second Harvest sent a truck and with the help of over 20 students, we formed a human chain and transferred hundreds of cans into bins and boxes for Hurricane Sandy victims. We are still going strong, but are approaching the end of our drive. All-Star Candidates, you may earn an hour of Education credit for 25 cans, two hours for 50 cans. You have until this Friday at noon to drop off your donations. 

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 11/14/12

Audience: Homepage

You may now sign-up online for our Blanket Workshop. This service opportunity includes a donation of fabric. All-Star Candidates may earn 2 hours of Community service for a baby blanket and 3 hours of Community service for a teen/adult blanket. Blankets will be collected through period one teachers November 27-December 7th.

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 11/14/12

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The attached newsletter was created by the yearbook class.  Enjoy!

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Posted by: Allison Sparks
Published: 11/2/12

Audience: Meredith Ritner and Homepage

Thank you for opening your hearts and your pantries. We have filled approximately 10 barrels from Second Harvest Food Bank after day one!  Our drive continues through November 16th, but we have a special opportunity to send tangible support to the East Coast if we fill our cans early.Take your cans to your PERIOD ONE teacher..

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 11/2/12

Audience: Homepage, All-Star Award and All-Star Candidates

All-Star candidates, help make education kits for 4th grade students visiting Mission San Juan Capistrano in Mrs. Ritner's classroom (717) from 3-5 pm for 2 hours of COMMUNITY credit. Sign ups begin on Mrs. RItner's classroom door on Monday, October 29th.

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 10/24/12

Audience: Meredith Ritner, Homepage and All-Star Award

Mark your calendars for our Second Harvest Canned Food Drive. This is a school-wide event for ALL students, sponsored by our PAL class.  If you are working toward your All-Star award, you may earn up to two hours of EDUCATION service credit for this event. 25 cans = an hour, maximum 2 hours per student. Please deliver your cans to your PERIOD 1 teacher, starting October 29th. Listen to the morning announcements for further information.

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 10/24/12

Audience: All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Red Ribbon Week is October 22-26, 2012. MONDAY: Wear bracelet all week & receive discounts from local vendors. TUESDAY: Wear Red Day! THURSDAY: Jersey Day FRIDAY: DJ & Extended Lunch

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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 10/19/12

Audience: Homepage

Please see attached flyers for the 2nd Annual Golf Tournament in support of technology for Ladera Ranch elementary and middle schools.

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Posted by: Allison Sparks
Published: 10/17/12

Audience: All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

All students are encouraged to bring rubber-soled tennis shoes to their period one teacher next week. All-Star Candidates may earn 1/2 hour of service credit for 10 pairs and 1 hour of service credit for 20 pairs. Our PAL class is sponsoring thisSneaker Drive through Green Sneakers, who makes affordable footwear for impoverished communities around the world by reusing and repurposing gently worn tennis shoes.

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 10/5/12

Audience: All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Package meals for orphaned and destitute children Saturday, October 12th, in Rancho Santa Margarita. Please register online at www.cotni.org/events/81

Packaging sessions: 8:30, 10:30 & 12:30

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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 10/5/12

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Teachers and Homepage

Hello LRMS community!

According to a recent article, the average age of a car in the US has reached a record 11 years old! Thinking about replacing your old jalopy for a new ride?

The Tustin Auto Center is running a "Help Our Schools" fundraiser. Participation is simple, purchase a new or used vehicle at any of the dealerships during the month of October, mention LRMS when you're doing your paperwork, and we will receive a $50 donation to our school.

You can visit the 12-dealer network at www.tustinautocenter.com. Buy a car (or three) and we all win!

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Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 10/2/12

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Students and Homepage

Hello LRMS community!

There will be a second fundraiser turn in day on Wednesday September 26th. Come to the MPR before school to turn in any orders, and they will be added to your total.

Order forms, turn-in envelopes, and sales packets are available at the attendance window. Make your sales goal and support our school!

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Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 9/19/12

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

 

Dear Parents:

 

We are excited to invite you to our Back-to-School Night presentations at Ladera Ranch Middle School. The annual Back-To-School Night presentations provide you with an opportunity to meet your child’s teachers and learn more about instructional plans for the year. It is intended for parents of students enrolled at Ladera Ranch Middle School. It is also a concrete example for your child that you are going to remain involved in his or her educational endeavors. This parental involvement is a key indicator of success.  This year, the Back-To-School Night presentation will take place from 6:30– 8:06 P.M. on Thursday, September 20th. If your 8th grade child has zero period, the first presentation begins at 6:10 P.M.

 

 

There will also be a meeting for the parents of Special Education students at 6:00 P.M. in room 712.

 

Thursday, September 20th will be a minimum day. School will begin at 8:15 A.M. and will end at 12:15 P.M.

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 9/17/12

Audience: All Grades and Homepage

Hello LRMS parents and students!

Please support our school by participating on the LRMS magazine/cookie dough sale. This is the only comprehensive fundraiser that LRMS will hold this year, and funds a variety of programs including PAL, AVID, dances, lunchtime activities, and 8th grade end-of-year events.

Following is a list of dates and FAQs.

1. Duck coupon days are Tu/Th/Tu (September 11, 13, and 18). Students who turn in coupons on those days will receive ducks that make them eligible to win candy and/or cash.

2. Orders are due on Wednesday September 19th, and can be turned in at the MPR before school. Prizes and cookie dough will be distributed on Tuesday October 30th.

3. Students can register for online sales and print out their receipts to turn in on the collection day. Go to www.gaschoolstore.com and input the organization # (647800) and register for a student ID# and password.

4. Attached are a copy of the prize flyer and the information sheet.

Thanks,

Mr. Hatchel

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Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 9/7/12

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Please read the attached dress code for the 2012-2013 school year.

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 8/7/12

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Please read the attached school supply list for the 2012-2013 school year.

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 8/7/12

Audience: Homepage

Please refer to the attached document for dates and times.

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Posted by: Marcus Walton, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 7/24/12

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

 

Please review the important information regarding Packet Pick Up and Orientation for the 2012-2013 school year.

 

Summer Packet Pick Up:

 

Packets will be available for pick up in the school lobby on the following dates.

 

Tuesday, August 7        9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Wednesday, August 8   4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Thursday, August 9       9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Summer Orientation

 

It is important that you return your completed packet on your specified orientation date.  Orientation is the time when your child will pick up his/her class schedule, take pictures, and purchase materials, such as P.E. clothes, yearbook, etc.  Parents are to accompany their child through this process.

 

8TH Wed, August 22     8:00 a.m.–11:15        

A-K 8:00 a.m.– 9:30 a.m. L-Z 9:45 a.m.– 11:15

7TH Thurs, August 23  8:00 a.m. –11:15         

A -K 8:00 a.m.– 9:30 a.m.L-Z 9:45 a.m.11:15

6TH Fri, August 24        8:00 a.m. –11:45       

A-K 8:00 a.m.– 9:45 a.m.L-Z 10:30 a.m.-11:45

 
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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 6/28/12

Audience: Homepage

Please note our summer office hours:

8/13 – 8/17  8:00 am – 12:00 pm
8/20 – 8/31  8:00 am – 4:00 pm
9/2 - End Date

9/4 – Regular office hours – 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

First Day of School is September 5, 2012.

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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 6/27/12

Audience: Assistant Principals, Principals and Homepage

The annual 8th grade dance will take place Friday June 15th, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the MPR. No money will be required, as ASB/PTA will be providing dinner, waters/sodas, and candy prizes. A classroom will be open for jackets, purses, and phones.

The 8th grade video will be shown the last 30 minutes of the dance, and raffle prizes will be given out at that time.

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Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 6/14/12

Audience: All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

See flier for details!

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Posted by: Michael Hale
Published: 6/5/12

Audience: Homepage

To assist parents over the summer with the Annual Student Online Re-Registration procedures, an instructional step-by-step video is now available online.  Parents are invited to begin making updates to their child’s demographic/emergency contact information beginning July 23rdClick Here  to visit the Parent Portal and view this informative 4.45 minute video.

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Posted by: Marcus Walton, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 5/31/12

Audience: Homepage

Dear Parents:

The CUSD Parent Portal is now available for parents of all current K-12 students.  We strongly encourage you to register for a Parent Portal account before school offices close in June, so you are able to take advantage of the new online re-registration system for the 2012-13 school year.   When the window opens in August, parents with portal accounts will have the ability to use this online system for re-registration, rather than completing the large, traditional paper packet. Parents will also have the ability at any time during the year to update student demographic and emergency contact records, view real-time daily attendance reports, print report cards and transcripts and also be able to download important documents directly from the portal. 

Letters were mailed home the week of February 13 to parents of secondary students with specific information related to Parent Portal account creation. Parents of elementary students received their letters during parent conferences.  The information in the letter includes your student’s ID, home phone, and a unique verification code which will be needed during the portal registration process.  Using the information from the letter, simply logon to abi.capousd.org where you will find directions and a link for creating your Parent Portal account.  There is also a portal link on each school’s homepage. A HELP link is available at abi.capousd.org if you have questions during the registration process.  If you have lost your letter, please contact your school office before the last day of school.

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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 4/27/12

Audience: Homepage

District Offers Programs for Students to Stay Active, Engaged During Break

            South Orange County children can take advantage of a full range of enrichment activities and athletic classes through the Capistrano Unified School District community education program, also known as ACE.

            “These activities and camps are a great way for students to stay active and engaged both mentally and physically during the summer months,” Superintendent Joe Farley said. “Our community education programs offer a number of high quality choices for students and their families.”

            Among the diverse offerings are classes in computer game design, cooking, math and video production. Group, private, and semi-private swim lessons are available at four high schools and sports camps for students of all ages will be offered. For more information, call (949) 234-9482 or visit the CUSD ACE website. Classes begin June 25, 2012.

            Returning this summer is the UC Irvine Writing Project, a three-week standards-based program that offers students an opportunity to develop their writing skills. An afternoon session that focuses on math and science is also available. Last summer the project attracted more than 300 children. Sessions will be held at Oso Grande and Laguna Niguel elementary schools. To register for the UCI Writing Project, call (949) 824-5922 or visit the project website.          

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Posted by: Marcus Walton, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 4/26/12

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

 

The STAR Test is quickly approaching. Testing dates will be May 8th, May 10th and May 15thThese three days will be minimum days, with students being dismissed at 12:15 on Tuesday, May 8th and Thursday, May 10th.   On Tuesday, May 15th dismissal is at 12:30. 

 

The California Department of Education posts released test questions by grade level and content area on their website so that you and your child may familiarize yourselves with the kinds of questions that have been asked in the past. Go to:  http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/css05rtq.asp>

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 4/25/12

Audience: Homepage

Date: Friday April 27

Time: 3-5 p.m.

Place: LRMS MPR

Who: All eligible LRMS students (6th, 7th, and 8th graders)

Why: Dancing, fun, music, good food and good friends!

Print out permission slip attachment and turn in at lunch Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.

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Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 4/18/12

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

We would like to invite you to our Annual Curriculum Night on Thursday, March 22nd.  This day will be a minimum day for all students; school will be dismissed at 12:15 p.m.  We will kick off the evening with a spectacular performance by our band and choir at 6:00 p.m. at our outdoor amphitheater.  Pizza will be sold during this time by our PTA. This fundraiser will support programs at LRMS

 

At 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. you and your child will have the opportunity to visit classrooms and teachers, view student work and classroom demonstrations. You can use this time to visit teachers and classrooms in whatever order you choose as there is not a set schedule for rotating. Your child has written their schedule below; use it along with the chart and map on the backside of this letter to find where teachers will be for the evening. This evening’s focus is on your child’s experiences at LRMS. If you have specific questions for individual teachers regarding your child, please email or call them, as the organization of the night will make it difficult for private conversations.

During the course of the evening please visit our Reflections exhibit in the multipurpose room and our Book Fair in the quad.

We hope you will enjoy learning about your child’s day and look forward to seeing you!

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 3/19/12

Audience: Julie Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, Students, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, AVID Site Team, Global Comm 2010-11, LRMS Electives, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

PAL is hoping that every 1st period classroom fills 2 jars starting Feb. 27-March 9. Jars will be delivered to classrooms by Monday, Feb 27.

This is not a class competition, but an act of service.

Students who donate items to go into the jar can earn 1 hour of service on their ALL STAR application, which can be signed off by you, the student's first period teacher OR if a student would like to fill a jar all on his or her own, then the student can earn 2 hours of service, signed off by the 1st period teacher.

If you find that your class would like to fill more than two jars, email me and I will send you more.

Jessie's Foundation is called NEGU (Never Ever Give Up) and you can check out more information on this amazing girl at www.negu.org

 

JoyJars are 64oz plastic jars with age appropriate items for boys and girls ages 1-4, 5-8, 9-13. To ensure the greatest level of joy…the JoyJars don’t include food, small objects, sharp objects or lotions.

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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 2/23/12

Audience: Homepage

CUSD will be conducting the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) during the week of March 5 – 9, 2012. The survey will be administered to a “sample” of 7th, 9th, and 11th grade students at all of our secondary schools. Parents of the students being asked to participate are offered the opportunity to examine the attached questionnaire.

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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 2/21/12

Audience: Julie Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, Students, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Do you have what it takes to be a star? Do you have skills like Spielberg? Then show off your filming, acting, and editing talents by entering our awesome LRMS Video Contest! Get your entry form with complete instructions at the attendance window or download a copy here.

All videos are due on March 30 so be sure to get your entry packet and get started today! All entrants will receive All Star credit.

See Mrs. Matters if you have any questions. 

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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 2/21/12

Audience: Homepage

The CUSD Parent Portal is now available for all parents of K-12 students. We strongly encourage parents to register for a Parent Portal account because in the future through the use of Parent Portal, we are looking to provide parents with the ability to re-register students, update student demographic records, print report cards, and download important documents directly from the portal.

Letters are being mailed home the week of February 13 to parents of secondary students with specific information related to Parent Portal registration.  The information in the letter includes your student’s ID, home phone, and a unique verification code which you will need during the registration process. After receiving the letter, simply log onto https://abi.capousd.org/ where you will find directions and a link for creating your Parent Portal account. A HELP link is included in case you have any questions.

The Parent Portal information was shared with elementary parents at parent conferences in November. If you cannot locate that information or have questions, your school office staff can assist.

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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 2/14/12

Audience: Homepage

Tickets for Ladera Idol are currently on sale. They can be purchased for $5 each at the outside stage at lunch.

Ladera Idol will take place from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday 2/22/12 and Thursday 2/23/12. Pizza, drinks, and snacks will be available in the lunch area from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m.

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Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 2/14/12

Audience: Homepage

Please see attached flyer concerning the fundraiser Chili's restaurant is having for our school on Tuesday, January 31st.

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 1/19/12

Audience: Homepage

For students interested in participating in Ladera Idol:

1. Thursday/Friday 1/12-1/13: Intent to participate and parent signature forms due to room 605.

2. Friday 1/13: Sign up for audition date and time.

3. Monday-Thursday 1/23-1/26: Ladera Idol auditions (after school, MPR)

4. Monday 1/30: Participants notified of audition results

5. Tuesday 2/21: Dress Rehearsal (3-4:30, MPR)

6. Wednesday-Thursday 2/22-2/23: Idol Performances (6:30-8, MPR)

The information packet is attached, please refer to it for copies of the schedule and intent to participate/parent signature forms. Direct any questions to Mr. Hatchel (slhatchel@capousd.org). Thanks!

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Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 1/10/12

Audience: Renee Weitzel (Art Teacher) and Homepage

 

Are you artistic?
Do you like to create things in your spare time?
 
Then, the Ladera Art Contest is for you!
 
Information is available in the office or in Mrs. Weitzel's room, 603.  All art forms are accepted-- painting, drawing, photography, collage.. anything! If you create if you can enter it into our contest! 
All Star Award credit is given to people who participate in this contest. 
 
Deadline is Friday, February 24th. 
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Posted by: Renee Weitzel (Art Teacher)
Published: 1/6/12

Audience: Homepage
Would you like to make the holidays a special time for needy families in Orange County? Then grab a tag off of the Giving Tree in the office, buy a gift, deliver it UNWRAPPED and place it under the tree.
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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 11/28/11

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

 

The next All-Star meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 in Room 724 during lunch.  Attached is an updated Service Idea sheet.

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 11/17/11

Audience: Stephanie Avera, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, Students, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Please see attached flyer for information about an upcoming fundraiser sponsored by Kaleidoscope Ice Skating.  The event will take place on Tuesday, November 29th from 4-8 pm.

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 11/16/11

Audience: Homepage

The annual Project Tomorrow Speak Up Survey provides the District with a suite of online surveys and reports to collect authentic feedback from students, educators, and parents.  The survey allows us to gather unique data from our stakeholders, conduct a needs assessment, and create a vision for 21stCentury learning. We are also able to use the data to create and inform technology initiatives in CUSD. We are asking parents and stakeholders to take the 2011 Project Tomorrow Speak Up Survey at http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/. Students will be taking the survey at school. Click on the “Take the Survey Today” tab and follow the survey directions. The survey window closes on December 23, 2011. Results will be shared as soon as they become available. Our secret word is: cusd.

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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 11/7/11

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Chick-fil-A is hosting a fundraiser to benefit Ladera Ranch Middle School on Monday, November 14th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Chick-fil-A is located at Crown Valley Parkway and Greenfield in Laguna Niguel.  Come in (or drive-thru) and mention that you are with Ladera Ranch Middle School and the school will earn 20% of the purchase!  No flyer required!  Ask for the receipt, write your 1st period teacher's name on the back and turn it in.  One class will win a free Chick-fil-A kid's meal for everyone!

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 11/1/11

Audience: All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

 

The Canned Food Drive starts on Monday, Oct. 31 and will end on November 30. All canned foods are accepted, but please do not bring expired cans or glass jars. This will be a first period class competition, so turn in your donations to your 1st period teacher. Do your part to help stop hunger in Orange County by donating cans.

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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 10/27/11

Audience: Homepage

Wear Red on Tuesday! 

Wear your Snuggie (or robe) on Thursday. "Don't be a druggie, wear a Snuggie!"

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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 10/24/11

Audience: Homepage

Please refer to the attached flyer for dates, locations and times.

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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 10/6/11

Audience: Homepage

Download a copy of the Ladera All-Star Award here. The first meeting will be on October 14 at lunch in room 724.

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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 10/6/11

Audience: Homepage

Donate your empty plastic bottles and aluminum cans every Wednesday on the driveways in the front and on the side of the school. 

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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 9/19/11

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to LRMS next week. Students will attend with their English classes and will have opportunities to shop throughout the week. Our Book Fair will be open during the evening of Back to School Night as well.

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 9/16/11

Audience: Homepage

Students will be getting their pictures taken during PE on Monday, September 19th.

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 9/16/11

Audience: Homepage

Back to School Night for LRMS will be on Thursday, September 22nd.  Activities will begin at 6:00 pm.  Please see schedule brought home by your child for details.  Thursday will be a minimum day for students with a dismissal at 12:15.

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 9/16/11

Audience: Homepage

All schools in the Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) will be closed on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, due to the power outage affecting Southern Orange and San Diego counties.

The District, like many school districts serviced by San Diego Gas and Electric, has decided to cancel classes for its students. A decision regarding Friday evening sporting events has not yet been made.

“We have no assurance that power will be restored by the time school begins tomorrow morning, and local emergency jurisdictions have advised the District to suspend classes until power is restored,” Superintendent Joe Farley said. “We are sorry for the obvious inconvenience to our working families, but it is clearly not proper to have students in school without electricity to power key systems including lights, refrigeration, and computers.”

The decision to close schools was made for a number of reasons, including the lack of power at school sites and the difficulty many staff members will have commuting to work from their homes in Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties. Only the CUSD staff members who have been specifically notified should report to work on Friday, Sept. 9.

Power is expected to be restored in time for school on Monday. For more information, please call the District’s Hotline at (949) 234-5575, which will be open at 7 a.m. or visit the District website at www.capousd.org.

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Posted by: Marcus Walton, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 9/8/11

Audience: Homepage and Homepage
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Posted by: Allison Sparks
Published: 8/12/11

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

 

If you were unable to pick up an Orientation Packet this week, beginning August 15th packets may be picked up in the front office between

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

ORIENTATION DAYS

It is important that you return your completed packet on your specified orientation date.  During Orientation your child will pick up his/her class schedule, takes school pictures, and receive their textbooks. They will also have the opportunity to purchase materials, such as P.E. clothes, yearbook, book covers, etc.  Parents are to accompany their child through this process.

Tuesday, August 23       8:00 AM – Noon           8th Grade         A-K  8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. L-Z 10:30 a.m. – 12:00

Wednesday, August 24  8:00 AM – Noon           7TH Grade        A -K  8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  L-Z 10:30 a.m. – 12:00    

Thursday, August 25      8:00 AM – Noon           6TH Grade        A-K  8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  L-Z 10:30 a.m. – 12:30

If there has been a change of address, please bring proof of address to orientation.

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Posted by: Allison Sparks
Published: 8/12/11

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Thank you to everyone that brought in your Tdap verification. It is essential that your child receives the Tdap booster vaccine and that our health office receives proof of immunization as soon as possible.  Please help us by having your child immunized before Orientation. IF YOU HAVE NOT SUBMITTED YOUR TDAP VERIFICATION, PLEASE BRING THIS TO ORIENTATION. If you are unsure if your child meets this new State-mandated requirement (effective July 1, 2011), please contact your doctor’s office.  They will be able to tell you if your child has already received the Tdap booster vaccine and give you the necessary verification we need on record here. 

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Posted by: Allison Sparks
Published: 8/12/11

Audience: David Vigus, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Principals, Staff, Teachers and Homepage

On Tuesday June 14th the bands and orchestras will present their end of the year concert in the Ladera Ranch MPR. The orchestra concert starts at 6:30 PM while the band concert starts at 7:45 PM.

Call time for orchestra students is 6:00 PM

Call time for band students is 7:20 PM

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Posted by: David Vigus
Published: 6/6/11

Audience: Grade 06, Grade 07 and Homepage

The second of two information meetings for ASB officers for the 2011-2012 year will be held at lunch Wednesday 6/1/11 in room 605. You do not need to have selected ASB as your first choice elective to run for ASB officer positions (but of course your elective for 2011-2012 will be ASB if you are elected).

Officer positions are:

President

Vice President

Treasurer

Secretary

Service Commissioner

Activities Commissioner

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Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 5/31/11

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Bring two #2 pencils, water, snack, and a book to read after the test. Dismissal is at 12:15.

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 5/6/11

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Bring two #2 pencils, water bottle, snack, and a novel to read after the test. Dismissal at 12:30. 6th & 7th graders will have a special schedule.

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 5/6/11

Audience: Homepage

We are proud to announce that Bonnie Liedlich, 6th grade LRMS teacher and CUSD teacher of the year, is now a semifinalist for Orange County Teacher of the Year! 

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 4/29/11

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Parents and Students

Our end of the year concert is fast approaching, and we have some updates for rehearsal dates.

Dress Rehearsal: May 31 after school (3:00-4:30)

Pop Concert: June 2-  call time: 4:00pm,   concert time: 6:30

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 4/28/11

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

If you would like to participate in the "Million Word Walk of Fame" in May, please submit your book lists with parent signature no later than Friday, April 29th.

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 4/14/11

Audience: Homepage

 

Two Middle Schools among 97 Best in California

 

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO—Two local middle schools have been selected as 2011 California Distinguished Schools, making this the 55th and 56th time Capistrano Unified School District sites have received the award since 1992.

          Ladera Ranch and Newhart middle schools are among 97 exemplary California public middle and high schools selected for the state’s prestigious award program, it was announced today.

          “We are pleased that Ladera Ranch and Fred Newhart are joining our cadre of National Blue Ribbon and California Distinguished Schools,” Superintendent Joe Farley said. “On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I want to thank the extraordinary staff members, talented students, and dedicated parents at both of these middle schools for their hard work. Being named California Distinguished Schools illustrates the high level of academic performance and growth taking place at these two schools and throughout the Capistrano Unified School District.”

          Ladera Ranch and Newhart are two of seven Orange County schools to win the award and CUSD is the only district in the county to have more than one school selected. This is the second time each of the schools have received the California Distinguished School award. Newhart first won in 1992-1993 and Ladera Ranch received it in 2006-2007.

          A school’s eligibility for the award is based on its Academic Performance Index (API) and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) results, which are the state and federal accountability models. Schools earning the title agree to share their Signature Practices with other schools and serve as mentors to other educators who want to replicate their work.

          At Ladera Ranch, the API has grown from 822 in 2007 to 914 in 2010. Principal Karen Gerhard said the school’s success is found in the Ladera Ranch community.

          “This is an honor because we continue to do what’s best for kids,” Gerhard said. “This is a hard-working community. Parents, teachers, students and staff all contribute to what we do. We couldn’t do it without them.”

          Gerhard said the school’s teachers and staff have embraced the use of technology and data to identify student needs and find ways to address them, which has helped make the school’s signature practices effective.

          Gerhard said the “Pyramid of Intervention” and “Professional Collaborative Practices” have been critical to the instructional program. With the intervention model in place, students are strategically targeted for intervention. All students are able to take advantage of green level support programs, while students who need targeted interventions are slated for yellow. The red level interventions are intense and strategic programs designed for students who may struggle the most.  

          “We are constantly looking at each child on an individual basis and constantly making adjustments based on his or her needs,” Gerhard said. “We have a lot of systems in place to identify kids who need support and finding ways to provide it.”

          At Newhart, the school’s API has risen from 836 in 2007 to 888 in 2010. Principal Jeff Jones credited the hard work performed by his teachers, students and parents for the school’s success.

          “Winning this award is amazing,” Jones said. “It validates all of the hard work our teachers are doing. The entire community has worked hard to accomplish this success.

          Among the signature practices highlighted by Newhart are its “Collaboration” for teachers and “Intervention” program for students. Teachers collaborate by using data to make instructional decisions. Students are supported through interventions that come directly from the collaborative efforts of teachers.

          “This is an amazing school with involved, caring parents, dedicated teachers and students who have shined,” Jones said. “Our community supports our efforts to hold the students accountable and teach them that success needs to be earned.”

          The 2011 California Distinguished Schools will be honored during an awards ceremony and dinner at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim on May 20.

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Posted by: Marcus Walton, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 4/12/11

Audience: Homepage

 

There have been changes to state law for all students entering grades 7 to 12 in September 2011. State law now requires all students entering the 7th through 12th grades to have proof of a Tdap booster shot given on or after their 7th birthday. In order to expedite the registration process, please bring your child’s yellow immunization card (also known as a shot record) to the health office at your school as soon as they receive the Tdap vaccination. The Tdap booster vaccination helps prevent tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, also known as whooping cough. You can receive this vaccination from your family physician, at local pharmacies, or through the Orange County Health Care Agency. If you need more information or have questions regarding this requirement, please contact the health assistant or office manager at your local school.

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 3/29/11

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

 

We hope to see all our Ladera Ranch Middle School Community at our Annual Curriculum Night (Open House) on Thursday, March 24th . We will be on minimum day schedule that day with dismissal at 12:15.We will kick off the evening with a spectacular performance by our band and choir at 6:00 PM at our outdoor amphitheater.

 

At 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM you and your child will have the opportunity to visit classrooms and teachers, view student work, and participate in classroom activities and demonstrations.

 

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, March 24th at Curriculum Night!

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 3/17/11

Audience: All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage
Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 3/17/11

Audience: Homepage

The students at LRMS have the opportunity to help military children and families by donating school supplies in our Backpack Brigrade class competition. Starting this Monday, you can donate spiral notebooks, blue or black pens, glue sticks, colored pencils, pencils, and pencil pouches to your 1st period teacher. The class with the most donations at each grade level on March 25 will earn a "Spirit Party". Help these children by donating school supplies!

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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 3/3/11

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

 

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO—Students entering 7th through 12th grades next fall need an additional vaccination before they can start school, Capistrano District Unified School District officials notified parents this week.

            State law now requires all students entering the 7th through 12th grades in the 2011-2012 school year to have proof of a Tdap booster shot given on or after their 7th birthday. The law includes current, new and transfer students in public and private schools. Beginning July 1, 2012, and beyond, all students entering the 7th grade will need proof of a Tdap booster shot before starting school.

            “We encourage our families to take care of this new requirement quickly so that their children are protected from the recent resurgence of whooping cough,” Superintendent Joe Farley said.

The Tdap booster vaccination helps prevent tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, also known as whooping cough. The vaccination can be obtained from a family physician, at local pharmacies or through the Orange County Health Care Agency. Health agencies are also encouraging adults to get a pertussis booster shot.

            According to information from the California Department of Public Health, most children are protected from diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis prior to entering kindergarten because of vaccinations received in early childhood. However, immunity wears off, making older children vulnerable to whooping cough. The booster shot will help protect them and others close to them, including infants.

            Families are asked to bring their child’s yellow immunization card (also known as a shot record), to their child’s as soon as they receive the vaccination. For more information on this requirement, parents can contact the health assistant or office manager at their school.

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 3/1/11

Audience: Homepage and Homepage
Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 2/23/11

Audience: Steven Hatchel, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

"Ladera Idol", our school's annual talent show, will take place on TWO nights this year. Both shows will run from 6:00-7:30 p.m., and will be held in the MPR on Wednesday February 23rd and Thursday February 24th.

Tickets will be available February 14-17th and February 22nd. Tickets are available for purchase at lunch time at the outside stage for $4. Tickets will be available at the door for $5, but these tickets may be limited in number or unavailable due to pre-sales. Please email Mr. Hatchel at slhatchel@capousd.org for more information, and see you at the show!

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Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 2/13/11

Audience: Julie Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Click HERE

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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 2/9/11

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

Students: Valentine Grams will be available at lunch on the outside stage from Monday 2/7 through Friday 2/11, and will be distributed 6th period on Monday 2/14 (Valentine's Day, of course!). Grams are $.50 and are a cheap, wonderful way to show you care!

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 2/3/11

Audience: Renee Weitzel (Art Teacher) and Homepage

Are you creative? Do you like to draw, paint, take pictures or do art in your free time? You should enter a piece of your original artwork into the LRMS Art Contest!! Prizes are given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each grade level and you can earn points for the All Star Award. Get information in the office or on Schoolloop Deadline is Monday, February 28th!! 

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Posted by: Renee Weitzel (Art Teacher)
Published: 2/3/11

Audience: Homepage

"Tee Off for Technology" Golf Tournament Website

www.golfladera.com

The Golf Tournament & Auction at Tijeras Creek Golf Club in Rancho Santa Margarita will benefit Ladera Ranch Elementary and Middle Schools effort to raise money for technology. This is a great opportunity to support LRES and LRMS, while at the same time taking on the challenging and beautiful greens of Tijeras Creek Golf Club. Each tournament entry includes 18-holes of golf, golf cart, range balls, give away bags, lunch and dinner in the Tijeras Creek Club House.

Important Date:

  • 04.18.2011: Last Day to Turn in Golf Registration Form, $155 per Golfer
  • 04.25.2011: 1st Annual LRES-LRMS Golf Tournament, 11:00am Registration, 12:30 Shotgun Start

The LRES-LRMS Tournament is limited to the first 144 entries. For further details, please refer to the 1st Annual LRES-LRMS Golf Tournament registration form. ALL ENTRIES ARE TO BE TURNED IN TO DONICE IN THE FRONT OFFICE.

The Golf Tournament Committee is still seeking Tee, Lunch and Dinner Sponsors as well as Prize Donations for the Give Away Bags (Golf Balls, Tees, Divot Repair Tool, Markers, etc.). For Sponsorship, Registration and General Questions, please contact Fiona Harms at fionaharms@gmail.com

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Posted by: M. Trevor Rodin
Published: 1/28/11

Audience: Homepage

Click this link to view the news on SchoolLoop: LRMS News

Or view it on SchoolTube here!

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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 1/20/11

Audience: Julie Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, AVID Site Team, Global Comm 2010-11, LRMS Electives, MS Tech Teachers, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Help Chaparral win $50K by Voting for them EVERY day during the month of January.  The top ten receive $50K. To help Chaparral crack the top ten, they need us to vote each and every day through the month on January.

The easiest way to vote is to Text 105388 to Pepsi (73774).  

You should also vote online by visiting http://www.refresheverything.com/computersforchaparral.  

You can vote via text AND online each day. 

Read the full story from the OC Register here...

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Chaparral Principal Joe McGann talks with his students.
MARIE EKBERG PADILLA, FOR THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
 
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Posted by: Julie Hamilton, Teacher, Ladera Ranch Middle School
Published: 1/14/11

Audience: Stephanie Avera, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

IMG_0166.JPGStudents from Mrs. Skidmore's and Mrs. Avera's sixth grade class are participating in the Orange County Student Technology Showcase.  Student representatives will attend the Orange County Technology Showcase on Saturday, January 22nd with their teachers.  If chosen, students will attend and present at the state showcase in Palm Springs in March.  

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 1/14/11

Audience: Homepage
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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 1/2/11

Audience: All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

The last day to turn in the Coupon Booklets is on Tuesday in room 804 before school.

This money directly benefits all science students in the form of lab supplies and equipment and field trips.

Thank you for your support!

Contact mjhale@capousd.org for more details.

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Posted by: Michael Hale
Published: 12/10/10

Audience: Julie Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Click here to view this week's fantastic episode of the Channel 33 News, produced by the Global Communications class. 

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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 12/8/10

Audience: Homepage
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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 11/29/10

Audience: Steven Hatchel, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

The In 'N' Out Burger truck is coming on Monday December 6. 120 students have earned a free meal through the Magazine Sale, these students will receive a wrist band on Monday 4th period that will allow them to participate.

LRMS ordered approximately 100 extra hamburger, cheeseburger, double-double, and grilled cheese meals. These will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. Meal tickets will be on sale all this week at lunch. Cash or check (made out to LRMS ASB). Following are the options and prices:

 

Hamburger meal - $6.50

Cheeseburger meal - $7.00

Double double meal - $8.00

Grilled cheese meal - $6.00

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Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 11/29/10

Audience: David Vigus, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

On Thursday December 9th the Ladera Middle School Bands and Orchestras will present their Winter Concert n the Ladera Ranch Auditorium. The Orchestras will perform at 6:30 PM and the Bands will perform at 7:45 PM

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Posted by: David Vigus
Published: 11/29/10

Audience: Julie Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Click here to watch this week's news!

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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 11/17/10

Audience: Stephanie Avera, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Please plan to visit the book fair in the school's front lobby this week.  All classes will be visiting the book fair during their English class as well.  

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 11/15/10

Audience: All Grades and Homepage

Monday: "Random Acts of Kindness" activity in 1st period.

Tuesday: Discussion on “Ways to STOP Bullying” during SSR

Wednesday: Pass out “A Time to be Kind” bracelets to 1st period students.

Thursday: Be Kind and earn a pink Kind Ticket from teachers all day.

Friday: DJ on stage for extended lunch. Bell rings at 1:00pm.

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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 11/7/10

Audience: Homepage

Please refer to the attached schedule for dates, locations and times.

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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 11/4/10

Audience: David Vigus, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

On December 9th Ladera Ranch musicians will present their solo and small ensemble concert in the auditorium at 7:00 PM. Admission is free.

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Posted by: David Vigus
Published: 11/3/10

Audience: Steven Hatchel, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

What: The "Twilight Zone" dance

When: Friday 11/5/10, 3-5 p.m.

Where: MPR

Who: All 7th and 8th grade students (except those disqualified due to demerits)

Details: Permission slips will be collected at lunch Monday-Thursday. The dance is FREE to attend, but snacks and drinks will be available for purchase at the event. Dress code applies. For more info email Mr. Hatchel at slhatchel@capousd.org.

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Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 11/1/10

Audience: Julie Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Global Comm 2010-11, LRMS Electives, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Click the link below to view the news from Oct 28, 2010

LRMS News

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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 10/28/10

Audience: Steven Hatchel, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

The annual dress up day is Friday 10/29. Students are encouraged to participate, however there are a few rules that need to be followed

Skirt length standard rule applied (tip of fingers rule)

Hair coloring must be temporary and applied at home

No weapons (knives, guns, axes, cont.)

Masks can be worn at lunch during the costume contest only

No high heels

No political or religious costumes

 

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Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 10/28/10

Audience: Steven Hatchel, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Thanks so much to all of the students and parents who made our annual school-wide fundraiser such a success. The remainder of the K1 tickets should go out this week, and the In 'N' Out truck, BMX, and dunk shows are being scheduled.

Cookie dough will be available for pickup on Thursday November 4th from 12:00 p.m. until 5 p.m. Please make arrangements to pick up the cookie dough, as we don't have the room (or freezers) to store unclaimed dough.

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Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 10/25/10

Audience: Julie Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Global Comm 2010-11, LRMS Electives, MS Tech Teachers, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

LRMS News

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Posted by: Julie Hamilton, Teacher, Ladera Ranch Middle School
Published: 10/22/10

Audience: Stephanie Avera, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, Grade 08 and Homepage

Attention all 8th graders~

If you are interested in going to Washington, D.C. at the end of the year with your classmates, there is an information meeting for YOU and your parents next Monday.

Only 50 spots available.  We were full last year...don't miss out!

See you October 18th at 7 PM in the MPR!

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 10/14/10

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Monday - 10/18 - Door Decorating Contest - Show how your 1st period class is Drug Free by creating a unique poster. Posters need to be hanging on the door or in the classroom on Monday, October 18. Class winners will receive a "Spirit Party"!

Tuesday - 10/19 - "What is Your Natural High?" Video during your first period and wear red day!

Wednesday - 10/20 -  Poetry Contest - This year's theme is "How can having a 'Natural High' help you make good choices?All entries must be one page (front side only max.), typed, poem form, include a Heading and a Title, and send a positive message. All entries are due to your English teacher or Mrs. Smolinski's box in the office. Students who participate can earn credit to their All Star Service Award.

Thursday - 10/21 - "Don't Get Hooked on Drugs" - 1st period - look for a paper fish under your chair, if you find one, come to the attendance window for your prize!

Friday - 10/22 - DJ -  during an extended lunch

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 10/14/10

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Click the link below to view this week's episode of the Channel 33 News online!


LRMS News

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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 10/14/10

Audience: Homepage

Costa Rica Parent Meeting - 10/28 @ 7 pm in room 804

www.explorica.com

Tour ID:  hale9803

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Posted by: Allison Sparks
Published: 10/14/10

Audience: Stephanie Avera, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 

The LRMS annual fundraiser has begun! Orders for magazines and cookie dough can be turned in Wednesday 9/22 and Wednesday 9/29. Fundraiser packets can be picked up at the attendance window.

This is the only school-wide fundraiser of the year, so please support LRMS and our efforts to make this year the best ever!

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 9/20/10

Audience: Stephanie Avera, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

 

There will be a meeting for the parents of English Language learners at 6:00 P.M. in room 718. 

There will also be a meeting for the parents of Special Education students at 6:00 P.M. in room 712.

If your 8th grade child has zero period, the first presentation begins at 6:10 P.M.

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 9/20/10

Audience: Mrs. Smolinski and Homepage
 
Do you use plastic bottles and aluminum cans at your house? Then recycle your empty plastic bottles and aluminum cans at LRMS every Wednesday before school between 8:50-9:10am at the driveways. Thank you for supporting our school! 
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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 9/16/10

Audience: Homepage

You have the opportunity to exchange your pride tickets for prizes at lunch. The "Lion Loot" table will be open for business next to the stage every Tuesday and is open to all those students who have earned LRMS Pride Tickets. See you Tuesday to redeem your tickets for prizes!

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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 9/16/10

Audience: Stephanie Avera, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 9/15/10

Audience: Homepage and Homepage
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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 9/1/10

Audience: Stephanie Avera, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 8/20/10

Audience: Stephanie Avera, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 June 28th-June 30th 8:00-12:00 or 1:00-3:00

August 3rd-August 27th 8:00-12:00 or 2:00-3:30

August 30th-September 7th 8:00-12:00 1:00-3:30

Tuesday, September 8th - We will resume regular office hours.  7:45-3:45 

 

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 6/23/10

Audience: Stephanie Avera, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 August 9   9:00 to 1:00

August 10   3:00 to 7:00

August 11   9:00 to 1:00

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 6/23/10

Audience: Stephanie Avera, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 It is important that you return your completed packet on your specified orientation date.  Orientation is the time when your child will pick up his/her class schedule, take pictures, and purchase required materials, such as P.E. clothes, yearbook, literature books, etc.  Parents are to accompany their child through the process.

8th grade orientation - August 24th A-K 8:00-10:00.  L-Z 10:30-12:00

7th grade orientation - August 25th A-K 8:00-10:00.  L-Z 10:30-12:00

6th grade orientation - August 26th A-K 8:00-10:00.  L-Z 10:30-12:00

NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION

August 18th- August 27th  8:00-11:30

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 6/23/10

Audience: Stephanie Avera, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 The following attached lists are recommended supply lists for the 2010-2011 school year.

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 6/23/10

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 All dance permission slips will be collected at lunch. Extras are available in the attendance office. Remember dress code applies, and you must attend school ALL day the day of the dance.

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Posted by: John Habash
Published: 6/14/10

Audience: Julie Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 Turn in Wild Rivers permission slips to 1st period teachers by Thursday 6/10/10. All slips MUST be collected regardless of attendance. Extras are available in the attendance window.

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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 6/7/10

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
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Posted by: John Habash
Published: 6/6/10

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 Watch our fantastic assortment of officer speeches during SSR vote for the most qualified candidates.  

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Posted by: John Habash
Published: 5/27/10

Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers
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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 5/20/10

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
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Posted by: John Habash
Published: 5/14/10

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 Those interested in running for President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Activities Commissioner, or Services Commissioner should definitely attend this meeting. In order to qualify you must have chosen ASB as your 1st choice elective, and have a 2.75 GPA.  Remember to bring your lunch this day! See you there!

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Posted by: John Habash
Published: 5/13/10

Audience: Homepage

 Donate canned food to your 1st period teacher all week. Please do not bring food that is expired. The 1st period class with the most donations will receive a spirit party! Help the people living in Orange County that need food.

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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 5/7/10

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 Wear your wackiest outfit that doesn't match.  Think plaid and polka dots. Or simply wear colors that don't match.  The classes with 100% participation will earn a spirit party!  Remember dress code applies.

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Posted by: John Habash
Published: 5/6/10

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 ASB sponsored lunch time activity will take place on the stage at lunch. Come out and see what your fellow students would do for a Klondike Bar.

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Posted by: John Habash
Published: 5/6/10

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 Swim on over and dance the afternoon away with ASB! All grades welcome!  Remember to bring extra money for snacks and drinks.  

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Posted by: John Habash
Published: 5/6/10

Audience: Julie Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

We had some great entries for our school video contest this year. LRMS proudly presents the winners:

1st Place - Joey Casillas and Randall Swain for their music video, I've Got the Benjamins.

A very close 2nd Place - Sophia Tran for her dramatic trailer, The Chase.

Congratulations! 

If you would like to view the LRMS entries, please click on the link below and check out the videos in the Favorites section. 

We also have some other very exciting news. Three of our LRMS Videofest entries have won top prizes in the KOCE California MediaFest where they competed with students from all across the state! 

Randall Swain and Joey Casillas won with I've Got the Benjamins for Best Middle School Music Video. 

Colby Williams and Luke Holland won with Can't Stop Believin' in Pi for Best Secondary School Math Video. 

and our very own Global Comm class won Best Middle School News Broadcast for their weekly LRMS Channel 33 News show! 

All KOCE California Mediafest winners, along with friends and family, are invited to attend the awards ceremony on May 22, from 9am to noon at the Huntington Beach Library and Cultural Arts Center.

If you plan to attend, please email Jamie Annunzio at jannunzio@koce.org and put “R.S.V.P. for CSMF" in the subject line.  We hope to see you there!

Ladera Ranch Middle School is once again showing leadership in technology through video and multimedia. Way to go students!

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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 5/5/10

Audience: Stephanie Avera, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Thursday, May 6th, English-Language Arts, Grades 6-8 - Dismissal 12:15

Tuesday, May 11th, Math, Grades 6-8 - Dismissal 12:15                               

Thursday, May 13th, Science/Social Studies - Grade 8 - Dismissal(for 6-8) 12:30

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 5/3/10

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 Dance permission slips will be distributed this Friday the 16th through 6th period classes, and will be collected next week on the stage at lunch.  Extra permission slips will be available at the attendance window. Only students with signed permission slips will be admitted to the dance. Make sure to bring extra money for the Snack Bar. See you there!!!

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Posted by: John Habash
Published: 4/13/10

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 Classes with 100% participation will earn a spirit party. Pull out those Flannel shirts Ladera!

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Posted by: John Habash
Published: 4/12/10

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

 The Orange County Register recently released the names of the top ten middle schools in Orange County.  Ladera Ranch Middle School ranked #9!  Please click on the following link to read the article.  We are very proud!http://www.ocregister.com/articles/school-241355-ladera-ranch.html

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 3/31/10

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

  Curriculum night is this Thursday, March 24th.  The focus of the evening will be on how students learn and how teachers teach.  We will kick off the evening with a spectacular performance by our band and choir at 6:00 pm at our outdoor amphitheater.  Pizza will be sold during this time by our PAL class.  At 6:00 pm there will also be a meeting for parents of our English Language Learners.

  At 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm you and your child will have the opportunity to visit classrooms and teachers, view student work and classroom demonstrations.  We hope you will enjoy learning about your child's day and look forward to seeing you!

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 3/24/10

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 Can you make crazy hair styles with your hair??? Make your hair crazy in order to have your class win a spirit party!!!!! Remember your class has to have 100% participation in order to qualify... so don't be the loner and not do your hair. Also remember that any dying of your hair HAS to be done before you come to school.

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Posted by: John Habash
Published: 3/22/10

Audience: Julie Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
 
Do you have clothes, shoes, backpacks, and handbags that you no longer use and are taking up closet space? Wouldn’t it be great if you could donate them and raise money to benefit CUSD students at the same time? Well, you can!
 
A pick-up date is scheduled for April 29, 2010 with a company that pays for used clothing. Place all donations in black trash bags and bring them to the donation box in the LRMS office.
 
It’s a great opportunity to earn service hours too! One parent and her daughters have already donated over 15 bags full of items! Garage sale leftovers, neighbors, and friends were helpful in their efforts. A portion of proceeds will help CUSD families in need by providing them with Walmart and grocery gift cards. The rest will go into the foundation's general fund to benefit all schools.
 
For information or to drop off donations: linda@cusdfoundation.org
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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 3/18/10

Audience: Homepage

 Click on the attached link for more information...

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Posted by: Shari Suda
Published: 3/15/10

Audience: Homepage

 Attention All Readers!  If you would like to attend the "Million Word Walk of Fame" celebration at the end of the year, the deadline for submitting reading logs to your English teacher is Monday, May 3rd.  Requirements to attend are 1 million words in 6th grade, 1.5 million words in 7th grade, and 2 million words in 8th grade.  Happy reading and we'll see you at the event! 

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 3/10/10

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 Do you have green shirts or green pants? Wear at least 50% green on 3/17 to win a spirit party. Remember your class has to have 100% to qualify!!!!!!!

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Posted by: John Habash
Published: 3/10/10

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 Can you eat pudding fast? Come on out to the stage on 3/19 at lunch to participate in this activity held by ASB.

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Posted by: John Habash
Published: 3/10/10

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 Can you unscramble words??? Come on out to the stage at lunch on Thursday, March the 11th!!!!!!! Good Luck!

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Posted by: John Habash
Published: 3/8/10

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Put money into your favorite math teacher's jar to see them get pied on Tuesday March 16!!! One teacher in every grade will get pied by a couple of their students!!!!!

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Posted by: John Habash
Published: 3/8/10

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 ASB will be pre-selling Jerry's Dogs tickets at lunch. For $4 you can receive a hot dog/veggie dog combo meal with chips. Drinks and candy will be sold separately. Swirlz will also be selling Swirlz Pops prior to the show. Don't miss out on dinner and a great show!

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Posted by: John Habash
Published: 2/9/10

Audience: Homepage

WE WANT YOUR INPUT: The CUSD Board of Education has initiated its search for a new superintendent.  Information regarding the Superintendent Search is available on this website.   A Parent Forum will be held to gather your input on the development of a profile of leadership for the new superintendent.  See attached flyer for complete details.

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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 2/8/10

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
Come and see this year's spectacular talent at Ladera Idol.Tickets for Ladera Idol will be sold on the stage from 2/8 to 2/16.
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Posted by: John Habash
Published: 2/4/10

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
Come buy your Valentine's Grams at lunch. They will be on sale on Thursday 2/4 to Wednesday 2/10 at the stage. They are 50 cents each. Send your Valentine a special treat!!!
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Posted by: John Habash
Published: 2/2/10

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 Do you have a good sense of direction??? Do you think you could find your way to the finish line even if you are blindfolded?? Well come on out to the blacktop at lunch on to participate in ASB's Blindfolded maze.

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Posted by: John Habash
Published: 2/1/10

Audience: Homepage

Our next meeting will be on the 28th.  We will meet on Thursday, as Wednesday the 27th is Honor Choir Auditions!

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Posted by: Ms. Tarleton
Published: 1/16/10

Audience: Allison Sparks, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

 LRMS second annual Spelling Bee will take place in the multipurpose room on Thursday, January 21st at 6:30 p.m.  Please join us for a fun night of excellent spelling!

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Posted by: Allison Sparks
Published: 1/13/10

Audience: Stephanie Avera, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers
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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 1/12/10

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
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Posted by: John Habash
Published: 1/6/10

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
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Posted by: John Habash
Published: 1/6/10

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
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Posted by: John Habash
Published: 1/6/10

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 Pre-sale tickets go on sale 2/8/10-2/16-10: $3

The night of the show tickets are $5

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Posted by: John Habash
Published: 1/6/10

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Do you have extra holiday decorations??? If you do, bring them in to your first period teacher. We will be judging all of the classes on Friday!!! The best decorated class will win a prize from ASB!

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Posted by: John Habash
Published: 12/14/09

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Do you have talent?? If you are planning in participating in this year's Ladera Idol Come on in and turn in your permission slips to room 704 or to Mrs. Young's box in the office by Thursday 12/17.

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Posted by: John Habash
Published: 12/14/09

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 This Friday ASB will be holding a spirit day in which you will need to wear red, green, blue, a santa hat, or reindeer ears. The winning class will get a prize.

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Posted by: John Habash
Published: 12/14/09

Audience: Julie Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

 Please help our school and district by taking this survey about your computer usage. Schools with the highest percentage of participation will win an Epson document camera! 

To start the survey, please click on the link below.

Begin by selecting the appropriate survey - teacher/administrator, parent, or student. 

Then lookup our school by  choosing California from the drop-down list and typing in Ladera. Choose Ladera Ranch Middle.

Login using the secret word - cusd

The survey should take between 15 and 20 minutes. 

Parents - please print the page that reads, "Your survey has been accepted" then sign it and write your child's name on it. Students can turn this page into their electives teacher for a lunch line or free homework pass that can be used for any participating teacher.

Survey ends December 18. 

Thank you for your participation! 

 

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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 12/9/09

Audience: Homepage
If you'd like to donate a gift to the needy, then please grab a tag from "The Giving tree" in the office. Grab a tag, buy an appropriate gift for the age on the tag, and place the UNwrapped gift under the tree. Thank you for your contribution! All gift s are due by Friday, December 18.
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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 12/9/09

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 Do you have talent? Do you enjoy dancing, singing, playing instruments? Are you in a band? Come to the MANDATORY informational meeting to see how you showcase your talents in our annual Ladera Idol show.

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Posted by: John Habash
Published: 12/7/09

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 Come on out to the blacktop at lunch for a fun-filled Snowball (marshmallow) toss. Which team can catch the most Snowballs in their mouths?

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Posted by: John Habash
Published: 12/7/09

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 Don't be a grinch, buy your friends and favorite teachers a holiday gram for only 50 cents. They will be on sale at lunch. Get yours while you are in festive spirits.

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Posted by: John Habash
Published: 12/7/09

Audience: All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
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Posted by: John Habash
Published: 11/16/09

Audience: Homepage
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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 11/16/09

Audience: Homepage
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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 11/15/09

Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

 Congratulations to all students who earned Honor Roll for the First Quarter - what an accomplishment!  

Movie Mania will take place in the MPR during 1st 2nd periods for 7th/8th graders and 3rd 4th periods for 6th graders.  ASB will provide popcorn and the movie.

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 11/10/09

Audience: All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 ASB will be selling tickets for the In-N-Out Truck on the stage at lunch 11/16-11/19. The truck will be on campus Tuesday December 2nd. Tickets are $7.50 each and will include a hamburger, cheeseburger, or grilled cheese and drink with chips.  The truck is not able to provide fries or shakes.  There are a limited number of tickets available so act fast!

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Posted by: John Habash
Published: 11/10/09

Audience: Homepage

Cantate Choir  performers are currently selling Cookie Lee jewelry...perfect for Holiday Gifts!! If you are interested in purchasing...please see a member today!

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Posted by: Ms. Tarleton
Published: 11/5/09

Audience: Homepage

We have an opportunity to support the single marines coming home from Afghanistan in December by providing items to go into their barracks. Instead of the usual canned food driive service project we complete at this time, we will be running "Stack the Racks". The items that LRMS will be collecting for the marines include: Top Ramen water bottles (not jugs) microwave popcorn granola bars Plastic forks Plastic spoons Plastic knives Paper napkins Paper plates Paper Towels Ziplock Bags (Gallon size only) All donations need to be turned into their period 1 teacher and the PAL students will pick up the items during period 4. There will be a spirit party for the class that turns in the most items at each grade level. The service project starts today and will end right before the Thanksgiving holiday or right after.


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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 11/3/09

Audience: Homepage

See attached document for dates, times and locations.

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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster
Published: 11/2/09

Audience: Homepage

The District Office building located at 33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, will be closed to the public on the following dates:  Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - Friday, January 1, 2010 - Winter Recess* . All school sites will be closed on these dates.  *Schools will be closed December 21 and 22, 2009 as well.  Also, we will have new office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the District Office building beginning Monday, December 21, 2009.

 
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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster
Published: 10/28/09

Audience: Homepage

Please refer to the attached document.

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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster
Published: 10/23/09

Audience: Julie Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, LRMS Electives, LRMS Global Comm, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers

Get your family portraits done in time for the holidays and help our school at the same time! For only $75 you will get a professional on-location photo session PLUS your choice of a FREE 11 x 14 satin print or 25 4 x 6 prints that are perfect for stuffing into holiday cards. This is a $250 value! The photographer will take lots of photos in different poses and combinations to ensure that you get that perfect shot.

100% of your session fees plus a percentage of any extra print orders go back to our school!

This is a great opportunity for gorgeous photo cards, engagements, anniversaries, family portraits for your home and gifts!  

Book early - sessions are filling up fast! Call the studio at 949-248-5198 to schedule your appointment for a session at either Caspers Park or Laguna Beach. You can pay over the phone by debit or credit card. 

Please pass this information along to all of your friends and family. This opportunity is open to everyone! For more information, click on the link below or download the flyer.  

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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 10/22/09

Audience: Homepage

Please review the attached flyer for complete information on this event.

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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster
Published: 10/15/09

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CUSD Foundation’s Keys to the Future Car Raffle
Tickets $50 or 3 for $125 – Selling Fast!
Win a 2010 Prius! Donate to your school!

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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster
Published: 10/14/09

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 Let's go back to the future LRMS! Remember to wear your most radical 80's inspired rock star digs on Thursday October 15th. Anything 80s will suffice . . . so watch those 80s movies and get inspired. The 1st period class with the highest participation will win a spirit party.

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Posted by: John Habash
Published: 10/9/09

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

 All Magazine Sale participants who earned with Hurricane $$$ Machine will have a chance to win some big bucks.  Check out the fun!

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Posted by: John Habash
Published: 10/9/09

Audience: Homepage and Homepage
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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 10/6/09

Audience: Stephanie Avera, Homepage, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Stephanie Avera and Homepage

 PTA is sponsoring a book fair for the middle school starting Tuesday October 6th.  The hours will be from 7:30-3:30 Tuesday through Friday, with the fair open until 6:00 p.m.  on Thursday.  All English teachers will be taking their classes to visit the book fair during the week as well.

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 10/1/09

Audience: Homepage

Interested in taking a trip to Washington, D.C. with other students from Ladera Ranch Middle School?

                   Information meeting on October 12th @ 7 P.M.               in the multi-purpose room.

FIND OUT MORE!

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Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 9/26/09

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and Homepage

 Download the service award application here!

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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 9/23/09

Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
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Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 9/23/09

Audience: Ms. Tarleton, LRMS Electives and Homepage

Come join us this Thursday night at 7 pm to support our local rock stars!!  The following singers will perform:

Lauren Franco

Megan McGonigle

Alexa Gidney

Elena Pearson

Jamie Kern

Taylor Calaiacovo

and

Carina Sherborne

Doors to A101 will open at 6:45.

See you then!

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Posted by: Ms. Tarleton
Published: 9/23/09

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 9/13/09

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 Come join us at Back to School Night for Ladera Ranch Middle School at 6:30 on September 17th.  Visit all your child's teachers and learn about the curriculum for the year.  PTA is sponsoring a paper drive for the teachers that night as well, donate a ream of paper to your child's teacher.  

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 9/10/09

Audience: Homepage

 The first LRMS Book Club meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 23rd immediately after school in room 718.  The first book will be introduced and permission slips will be distributed.  The meeting should only take about 15 minutes.  The LRMS Book Club will then meet the first Wednesday of each month from 3:15-4:00 in room 718, beginning with an October 7th meeting.  Hope to see you there!

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 8/25/09

Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Principals, Staff, Sys Admins and Teachers

ORIENTATION PACKET PICK-UP

 

August 10th August 12th     9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 August 11th                          3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

 

 

NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION

 

August 18th - August 27th          8:00 a.m. to 11:30

 

STUDENT ORIENTATION

 

August 25th                  8th Grade Orientation      

A-K  8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  

 L-Z 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.           

 

August 26th                   7th Grade Orientation                        

A -K  8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  

L-Z 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

August 27th                       6th Grade Orientation                

A-K  8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  

L-Z 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 6/18/09

Audience: Homepage

 Attached are the general supply lists for grades 6th through 8th.  Note that these are general guidelines and individual teachers will have other supply lists for you on the first days of school.

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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 6/18/09

Audience: Julie Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, Assistant Principals, Principals, Staff, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

LRMS will conduct STAR testing on May 5, May 7, and May 12. We will be on regular minimum day schedule on the 5th and 7th, with school dismissing at 12:15. On May 12, we will be on modified minimum day schedule, with school dismissing at 12:30.

All students should get plenty of rest and eat a healthy breakfast/snack. Test scores will be mailed out to each student over the summer.

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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 5/5/09

Audience: Julie Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, Assistant Principals, Principals, Staff, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Help support Ladera Ranch Middle School by going to the fundraiser at Jamba Juice at the Shops at Mission Viejo April 27 – May 4th.   Jamba Juice is giving our school 20% of every purchase.  Don’t forget to bring the flyer so our school receives credit.

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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 4/28/09

Audience: Julie Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, Assistant Principals, Principals, Staff, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Print the attached flyer and take it with you to help support LRMS!

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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 4/22/09

Audience: Vocal Arts, Cantate Choir, Singing Sixlets and Homepage

 

It’s that time of year…time to prepare for the classes you will take next year! If you think you have what it takes to be in a highly advanced, competitive singing group, then come audition for Ms. Tarleton on Saturday April 25 from 10am to 1pm in room F05. The auditions will be fairly simple with warm-ups, sight-reading and singing “My Country Tis of Thee”. Please be prepared, and well-warmed-up vocally before entering the audition room.

Remember, this isn’t any ordinary choir…it will be our first academically and talented high level group! If you have any questions, contact Ms.T at trtarleton@capousd.org.

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Published: 3/25/09

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Bring in your recyclable ink cartridges and electronics and get AIRHEADS! Do you have empty inkjet and laser toner cartridges? Did you get a new phone and have your old one laying around collecting dust? What about old digital cameras and iPods? Used DVDs? Game systems? We take em all!

Bring your used items (with cables if you have them) to school and drop them in the recycle box in the school office.  You can also bring them to Mrs. Matters in room 601. Be sure to put items in a bag labeled with your name and first period teacher. Please - no broken items!

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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 3/24/09

Audience: Julie Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, Assistant Principals, Principals, Staff, Sys Admins and Teachers

LRMS is participating in the Doodle for Google logo design contest! 

Design a Google logo with the theme, "What I Wish for the World"  and get a chance to win a scholarship, a trip to New York, a laptop, t-shirts, certificates, and national recognition!

6 LRMS finalists will get their designs submitted to the national and regional Google competition.

See complete contest details on the Google website. Download the Google templates and get your parents to fill out the attached Consent form.

Be sure to clip the consent form to your sketches and turn them into the school office by MARCH 25!

 

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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 3/17/09

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Are you going to San Juan Hills next year?  Interested in being a member of the Etched in Gold yearbook staff?  It would be a terrific way to make friends and create a book that will last a lifetime!  See either Senora Ray or Ms. Tarleton for an application.  Filled out applications are due by March 25th to Ms. Tarleton.  What a great way to start out your freshmen year!

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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 2/23/09

Audience: Julie Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Technology Program, Lesli Smolinski, Marnie Woods, Math Department, Meredith Ritner, Michelle Skidmore, Mrs. Terry Gunderson, Physical Education Department, School Life, Science Department, Shari Suda, Social Studies Department, Stephanie Avera, Assistant Principals, Principals, Staff, Sys Admins and Teachers

Did you miss our winter portrait special? Now is your chance to get gorgeous family portraits on the beach by Jack Randall for only $75! 100% of the money goes towards LRMS Technology!

See the attached flyer for dates and contact information. Download a sheet of appointment cards to pass out to friends, neighbors, and relatives! Students can win an iPod Touch or Visa Gift cards!

 

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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 2/20/09

Audience: Homepage and Homepage
Help support Ladera Ranch Middle School by going to the fundraiser at Baskin Robbins in Ladera Ranch on Thursday, February 19th  between 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Baskin Robbins is giving our school 15% of every purchase.
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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 2/10/09

Audience: Homepage and Homepage
Let Chili's do the cooking and support the LRMS Technology Drive at the same time! Present the attached coupon at Chili's in Mission Viejo and our school will earn 10% back from the cost of your food and drinks!
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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 2/10/09

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Donate crayons and coloring books to the patients at CHOC Hospital in Mission Viejo. Drop off all donations to your 1st period teacher or into the bin in the office. All donations due by Feb. 12.
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Published: 2/7/09

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Drop off your donations to the bins located on the front driveway and the bus driveway. All money earned is used to buy new technology at our school. Every student should set a goal to donate 20 pieces every Wednesday! Thanks for you support.

LRMS is no longer collecting newspapers to recycle. Please recycle newspapers at home.
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Published: 2/7/09

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Come to the Claim Jumper on January 22 from 5pm to 10pm and help earn money for our school! LRMS will receive 10% of all food and drink purchases. You must present the attached flyer at the restaurant.
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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 1/15/09

Audience: Homepage and Homepage
Taco Mesa donate 10% of all orders with the attached flyer on January 30th. Please help support LRMS! Choose Taco Mesa for lunch or dinner that day. Don't forget, you must present the attached flyer to earn money for our school.
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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 1/15/09

Audience: Tom Bogiatzis, Assistant Principals, Principals, Staff, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
Teaching Students Success (TSS)

We have more than doubled the number of tutors since the first quarter. We now have 30 students who volunteer their time, 2 times per week, and are committed to helping others succeed. Our tutors are assigned to work with one student and they use the skills which have made them successful students. The TSS lunch program meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 until 1:05 in assigned rooms. The TSS after school program meets every Tuesday and Thursday in room 724 from 3 until 4 p.m. If you have any questions or would like your child to join this group, please call Mr. Bogiatzis or Ms. Seyedjafari.
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Posted by: Tom Bogiatzis
Published: 1/13/09

Audience: Homepage and Homepage
Congratulations to all students who made it to the semi-finals for our school-wide Spelling Bee. We will have an informational meeting this Friday, January 9. If you are in grade 6 or grade 7, please bring your lunch to Mrs. Ritner's classroom, room 717.  If you are an 8th grader, please come to Mrs. Ritner's classroom during SSR on Friday. Bring the word list from your English teacher with you. You will learn about our evening event on January 20th and what you need to do to prepare yourself. See you this Friday!
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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 1/7/09

Audience: Homepage
Do you like to read? Join the Book Club! The Book club meets the first Wedesday of each month from 3:15 until 4:00 in room 718. Our January book is a fascinating non-fiction book entitled Escape from Saigon by Andrea Warren.  It is about the child of an American soldier and a Vietnamese woman who is left orphaned and his eventual escape to the United States via Operation Babylift.

We read a variety of books in the LRMS Book Club.  So far, we have read The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau, The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo, and the book we will be discussing today.

We have some lively and interesting discussions, and we always end our meetings with a snack.  Everyone is encouraged to come and join us.   The club is informal, and the only requirements are that you enjoy a good book, obtain parent permission to attend, and come prepared to discuss the current book.  Get your permission slips in room 718.
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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 1/7/09

Audience: Homepage and Homepage
Join us at the Claim Jumper in Mission Viejo or Laguna Hills on Friday December 19th from 5pm to 10pm! Celebrate the upcoming winter break! The Claim Jumper will donate back 10% of all our food and drink purchases to benefit the LRMS ASB. You must have the attached flyer with you when you order.
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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 12/11/08

Audience: Homepage and Homepage
This year, the LRMS PTA, in tandem with the English Department will host our first formal spelling bee.  While we have had spelling competitions in the past, this year will be the first time that we plan to send students to the county and beyond. Next week,  students will have the opportunity to participate in rounds one and two of the spelling bee in their English classroom. The top 50 spellers from our school will then be invited to the final rounds, which take place the evening of January 20th. Start tackling your "spelling demons" and brush up for the Bee!
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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 12/3/08

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LRMS is forming its very own Booster Club to support school activities. We are looking for volunteers to head up this important committee! If you would like to be an active participant and play an important role in the future of our school, please contact Karen Gerhard today! Call the school office at 949-234-5922.
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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 12/3/08

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Thank you to all of you who participated in our Family Portrait Fundraiser! It was a big success! We earned over $3500 for technology in just two short weekends! Jack Randall Photography Studio was very generous in donating all of the sitting fees back to the school and for giving us a percentage of the print sales.
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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 12/1/08

Audience: Homepage and Homepage
There will be no school for the week of Thanksgiving. LRMS wishes you all a happy holiday!
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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 11/21/08

Audience: Homepage
LRMS is hosting a Holiday Giving Tree December 1-18. Grab a tag from the tree that is located in the office and donate an unwrapped gift. Tags are available for ages infant to adult and all gifts will be donated to Families Forward who will then distribute them to needy families in Orange County.
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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 11/21/08

Audience: Homepage and Homepage
A new date has been added on Nov 22 at the historic Forster Mansion in SJC. Contact the studio to book your appointment today. Last day is Monday, Nov 17!
Visit http://www.jackrandallphotography.com/about/Ladera-Ranch-Middle-School for more information.
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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 11/13/08

Audience: Homepage and Homepage
This upcoming weekend is a long one, with all CUSD schools observing Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 10 and Tuesday, Nov. 11. It will be a great time to honor the men and women of our nation's military who have made sacrifices for our country.
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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 11/3/08

Audience: Homepage, Academics, Electives, Math Department, Physical Education Department, Science Department, Social Studies Department, Assistant Principals, Principals, Staff, Sys Admins and Teachers
For the month of November, LRMS is collecting canned and boxed food items for Orange County's needy families this holiday season! Please bring items such as tuna, cereal, peanut butter, soup, pasta, rice, and baking mixes to your first period class. The top collecting first period classes will receive a prize! No glass and expired or perishable items, please.
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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 10/28/08

Audience: Homepage
October 20th - 24th is Red Ribbon Week. Lots of fun activities are planned and we want to take the opportunity to talk about making the right choices and not using drugs. Check the school calendar to see all of our Red Ribbon Activities!
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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 10/17/08

Audience: Homepage
Show your school spirit and dress up as your favorite nerd! Channel your inner Trekkie, Urkel, Screech, or Jimmy Neutron!
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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 10/9/08

Audience: Homepage, Electives, Math Department, Physical Education Department, Science Department, Social Studies Department, Assistant Principals, Principals, Staff, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
Bring in your newspapers, cans, & bottles for our school-wide recycling program! Earn raffle tickets and win prizes! Drop off items at the front of the school.
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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 10/8/08

Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Principals, Staff, Sys Admins and Teachers
Come dressed up in your craziest mismatched outfit and crazy hair! Hair paint is ok if applied it at home. Please don't bring paint to school. Dress code still applies.
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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 10/7/08

Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Principals, Staff, Sys Admins and Teachers
7th and 8th graders - Come out to the first dance of the year! Dress up as your favorite super hero or villain! Permission slips are required to attend and will be distributed in class the week before the dance.
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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 10/7/08

Audience: Homepage
Send a candy gram to all of your friends and teachers! They're just 50 cents and on sale at lunch. A great way to say HEY!
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Posted by: Julie Hamilton
Published: 10/7/08


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