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Ladera Idol April 23/24
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 avail... Continue
Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 4/14/14

April All-Star Bulletin
Audience: Homepage
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 4/2/14

Nominate Your Favorite Classified Employee by Friday
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; Maintenanc... Continue
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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 3/17/14

March All-Star Bulletin
Audience: Homepage and Homepage
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 3/4/14

Book Fair is Coming to LRMS! (Volunteers Needed!)
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&n... Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 2/25/14

January/February All-Star Bulletin
Audience: Homepage
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 2/6/14

Acts of Kindness Campaign Family Letter
Audience: Homepage
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 2/2/14

Eat at RUBY'S this Friday, LRMS receives 20% back! Flyer attached
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... Continue
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Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 1/28/14

Jooners Link: Knit With Love (revised)
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 Tha... Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 1/27/14

8th Graders! - Student Portal Account Information for High School
Audience: Homepage and Homepage
Please see attached document to create an account so that you can register for high school next year! Continue
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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 1/24/14

Parents of 8th Grade Students!
Audience: Homepage
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... Continue
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Posted by: Keri Ray
Published: 1/15/14

Yearbook Presale Order Form
Audience: Homepage
Posted by: Keri Ray
Published: 1/14/14

LRMS Art Contest
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.  Continue
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Posted by: Renee Weitzel (Art Teacher)
Published: 1/14/14

Jooners Link for Playdough Patrol
Audience: Homepage
  For more information about Playdough Patrol, please see current  All-Star Bulletin. Thank you, Mrs. Ritner Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 1/14/14

All-Star Opportunity: Valentine Workshop
Audience: Homepage and Homepage
Link to sign up for workshop: For more information, see All-Star Bulletin. Thank you for your service, Mrs. Ritner Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 1/14/14

All-Star Opportunity: Campus Beautification Link for Jooners
Audience: Homepage and Homepage
Link for Campus Beautification sign up: For more information, see current All-Star Bulletin. Thank you for your service, Mrs. Ritner Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 1/14/14

FINAL YEARBOOK PRESALE DEADLINE IS QUICKLY APPROACHING!
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 wint... Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 1/13/14

All-Star Opportunity: Jacket/Sweatshirt Drive
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. Cl... Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 1/13/14

All-Star Opportunity: Family Fun Gallery Night at LRES January 21st
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:   Mrs. Cal... Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 1/13/14

All-Star Credit: Rainbow Rubberband Bracelets for the Philippines
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 bracel... Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 11/14/13

Fall Dance Friday 11/15, 3-5 pm
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. Continue
Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 11/13/13

How can we help people in the Philippines?
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 fin... Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 11/13/13

DONATE FOOD TO SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK
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 pe... Continue
Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 11/8/13

Links to JOONERS for November & December All-Star Opportunities
Audience: Homepage and Homepage
Links for JOONERS Please cut and paste the URL into your Search Bar:   Assisting at Canned Food Drive Turn-In   Prepping for Blanket Workshop   Assisting at Blanket Workshop     Assisting at Blanket Turn-In   Veteran ... Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 11/5/13

November & December All-Star Bulletin
Audience: Homepage and Homepage
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 11/5/13

All-Star Opportunity: AYSO Volunteer Event
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 Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 11/5/13

All-Star Opportunity: Veteran's Holiday Boxes
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... Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 11/5/13

All-Star Opportunity: No-Sew Fleece Blankets
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 Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 11/5/13

Props/Costumes Needed
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 l... Continue
Posted by: Emily Carmichall
Published: 10/29/13

All-Star Opportunity: AYSO Volunteer Appreciation Event
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://w... Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 10/19/13

LRMS All-Star website goes live!
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: Thank you, Mrs. Ritner Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 10/15/13

All-Star Opportunity: Fill Little League Orders at LRMS MPR
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-b235-835a2... Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 10/10/13

All-Star Opportunity: Harvest Festival at Marguerite Christian Preschool
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 wi... Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 10/9/13

Mandatory All-Star Presidential Parent Meeting
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 ... Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 10/7/13

OCTOBER All-Star Bulletin
Audience: Homepage
Please read for news and information about our upcoming mandatory parent meeting, 1st quarter student meeting, and current events. Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 10/7/13

Chick-fil-A Fundraiser
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. Continue
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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 10/3/13

All-Star Opportunity:Ladera Ranch Pumpkin Patch
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... Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 10/3/13

All-Star Opportunity: AYSO VIP Soccer Tournament
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.c... Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 10/3/13

Last day to submit Summer Service Hours is Friday 9/26
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 ... Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 9/25/13

Link for Play Dough Patrol Sign Up
Audience: Homepage and Homepage
Sign up for Play Dough Patrol on Jooners volunteer website. Please sign up for one date only. All Play Dough needs to be brought to school on the designated day to Mrs. Ritner in room 717.   Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 9/23/13

Fall Fundraiser Info!
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 coupo... Continue
Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 9/17/13

All-Star Declaration of Candidacy
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. Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 9/16/13

All-Star Program Description
Audience: Homepage and Homepage
This document contains the purpose, scope, and requirements of the All-star and All-Star Presidential Programs. Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 9/16/13

All-Star Spirit Wear Order Form
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.   Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 9/16/13

6th Grade Special Back to School Presentation
Audience: Homepage
Please read the attached flyer for information on a special 6th grade Back to School presentation for 6th grade parents. Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 9/15/13

Learning with Laptops Parent Agreement
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 sc... Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 9/13/13

Wear Red, White, and Blue on Patriot Day
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 stude... Continue
Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 9/8/13

Recycle Wednesdays
Audience: Homepage
Recycle your plastic bottles and aluminum cans every Wednesday outside room 724 from 8:50-9:10am. Help the environment and support our school at the same time! Continue
Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 9/8/13

All-Star Service Opportunity: Coastal Clean-Up Day
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. Continue
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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 8/27/13

Important Notice Regarding Use of Schoolloop
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-sp... Continue
Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 8/23/13

All-Star Service Opportunity: Box Tops for Education
Audience: Homepage and Homepage
Starting this year, you may 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 for you.You ... Continue
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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 7/17/13

All-Star Service Opportunity: Back to School Drive
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 Presidentia... Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 7/17/13

2013-2014 School Supply Lists
Audience: Homepage and Homepage
Please see attached list for generalized supply lists. Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 6/26/13

2013-2014 Registration Dates
Audience: Homepage and Homepage
Please see attached flyer for registration dates for the 2013-2014 school year. Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 6/13/13

All-Star & All-Star Presidential Program Descriptions
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. Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 6/12/13

Use Sports Equipment and Uniform Drive (May 20-24)
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 you... Continue
Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 5/20/13

All-Star Award Ceremony (By Invitation)
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! Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 5/14/13

Student Registration and Orientation Dates
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 Augus... Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 5/13/13

JOY JAR DRIVE! N.E.G.U.
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 per... Continue
Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 5/10/13

Upcoming Important Dates for 8th Graders
Audience: Homepage
5/23                       8 TH  Grade Career Day 6/4             &... Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 5/9/13

REMINDER - STAR TEST DATES
Audience: Homepage
The STAR Test is quickly approaching. Testing dates will be April 30 th , May 2 nd  , and May 7 th .  These three days will be minimum days, with students being dismissed at 12:15 on Tuesday, April 30 th  and Thursday, May 2 nd .&nb... Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 4/29/13

Elective Forms
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. Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 4/23/13

6th and 7th Grade Elective/Application Forms due by Friday, April 26th
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. Continue
Posted by: Sandra Seyedjafari
Published: 4/22/13

Deadline for All-Star Applications
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. Continue
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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 4/15/13

All-Star Application Deadline
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. Continue
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Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 4/4/13

PAL Class Sponsors "Basic Bags" for Orangewood
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 per... Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 3/22/13

Service Opportunity: Mission Viejo Animal Shelter
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. T... Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 3/22/13

Service Opportunity: Recycled Book Drive
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, a... Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 3/22/13

Watch the Latest LRMS News!
Audience: Mrs. Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, All-Star Award, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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: Mrs. Hamilton
Published: 3/19/13

CURRICULUM NIGHT (OPEN HOUSE)-SAVE THE DATE!
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... Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 3/18/13

MILLION WORD READER RECOGNITION
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... Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 3/14/13

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR!
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.  Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 3/12/13

Latest LRMS News
Audience: Mrs. Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, All-Star Award, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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!  Continue
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Posted by: Mrs. Hamilton
Published: 3/8/13

LRMS Art Contest Winners
Audience: Renee Weitzel (Art Teacher) and Homepage
The 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 cat... Continue
Posted by: Renee Weitzel (Art Teacher)
Published: 3/7/13

LRMS #26 Acts of Kindness
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 lif... Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 3/6/13

LRMS Paper Drive!
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 A... Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 3/6/13

View the latest LRMS News!
Audience: Homepage
Posted by: Mrs. Hamilton
Published: 2/22/13

LRMS 10th Anniversary Tile Wall
Audience: Homepage and Homepage
Come paint a tile wall to help us commemorate our 10th anniversary.  See attached flyer for more information. Continue
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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 2/6/13

LRMS 10th Anniversary Spirit Wear
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. Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 2/5/13

Friday is the last day to turn in Ladera Idol forms and sign up for Audition spots
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. ... Continue
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Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 1/17/13

Fifth Annual SPELLING BEE
Audience: Homepage
Thursday, January 24th at 6:30 pm, LRMS will be hosting a Spelling Bee. This event is open to the community. Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 1/15/13

LRMS Art Contest
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.  Continue
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Posted by: Renee Weitzel (Art Teacher)
Published: 1/14/13

ATTENTION 8th GRADE PARENTS!
Audience: Keri Ray, Grade 08, Parents and Homepage
Dear Parents of 8 th 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 fo... Continue
Posted by: Keri Ray
Published: 1/9/13

YEARBOOK FINAL PRESALE Deadline!
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 th... Continue
Posted by: Keri Ray
Published: 1/9/13

Ladera Idol information meetings
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 so... Continue
Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 1/9/13

Winter Recess/Christmas Holiday Closures
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 Decembe... Continue
Posted by: Marcus Walton, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 12/18/12

Board of Trustee Message regarding Connecticut Tragedy
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... Continue
Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 12/14/12

The Parent Project 2013 Series
Audience: Homepage
Please refer to the attached flyer for complete details of this program. Continue
Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 12/4/12

Deadline extended for NO-SEW FLEECE BLANKETS
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. Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 12/4/12

Annual Project Tomorrow Speak Up Survey
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 stake... Continue
Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 12/3/12

THE GIVING TREE
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. Continue
Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 11/27/12

60 SECOND DOLLAR DONATION
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 h... Continue
Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 11/27/12

Two more days to turn in CANNED FOOD
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 ... Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 11/14/12

BLANKET-MAKING WORKSHOP Tuesday Nov. 27 @3:00-5:00 pm in MPR
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. Bl... Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 11/14/12

October Newsletter
Audience: Homepage and Homepage
The attached newsletter was created by the yearbook class.  Enjoy! Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 11/2/12

Keep those cans coming!
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... Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 11/2/12

MISSION SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO EDUCATION KITS: Tuesday, NOVEMBER 6TH @ LRMS 3-5 pm
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 Monda... Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 10/24/12

SECOND HARVEST CANNED FOOD DRIVE: OCTOBER 29th-16th @ LRMS
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 f... Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 10/24/12

RED RIBBON WEEK
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 Continue
Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 10/19/12

Tee off for Technology
Audience: Homepage
Please see attached flyers for the 2nd Annual Golf Tournament in support of technology for Ladera Ranch elementary and middle schools. Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 10/17/12

SNEAKER DRIVE
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 ... Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 10/5/12

Children of the Nations Service Opportunity
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 Continue
Posted by: Meredith Ritner
Published: 10/5/12

Super easy way to support LRMS...BUY A CAR!!!
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" fu... Continue
Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 10/2/12

Fundraiser deadline extended!
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 avail... Continue
Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 9/19/12

Back to School Night - September 20th
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... Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 9/17/12

The LRMS Annual Fundraiser is here!
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, dance... Continue
Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 9/7/12

LRMS Dress Code
Audience: Homepage and Homepage
Please read the attached dress code for the 2012-2013 school year. Continue
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Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 8/7/12

LRMS 2012-2013 School Supply List
Audience: Homepage and Homepage
Please read the attached school supply list for the 2012-2013 school year. Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 8/7/12

2012-13 Middle School Registration
Audience: Homepage
Please refer to the attached document for dates and times. Continue
Posted by: Marcus Walton, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 7/24/12

KEY DATES FOR SUMMER- MARK YOUR CALENDARS
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.   Tu... Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 6/28/12

Summer Office Hours
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 ... Continue
Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 6/27/12

8th Grade Dance!!!
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 phone... Continue
Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 6/14/12

Math Prep class in August at LRMS
Audience: All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage
See flier for details! Continue
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Posted by: Michael Hale
Published: 6/5/12

New Parent Portal Video Help Option Available
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/emergenc... Continue
Posted by: Marcus Walton, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 5/31/12

Important Parent Portal Registration Information- sign- up by June 22!!
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 n... Continue
Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 4/27/12

Registration for Summer Camps Now Open
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 cla... Continue
Posted by: Marcus Walton, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 4/26/12

MARK YOUR CALENDARS- STAR TEST DATES
Audience: Homepage and Homepage
  The STAR Test is quickly approaching. Testing dates will be May 8 th , May 10 th  and May 15 th .  These three days will be minimum days, with students being dismissed at 12:15 on Tuesday, May 8th and Thursday, May 10 th.  &n... Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 4/25/12

Spring Dance
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... Continue
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Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 4/18/12

Curriculum Night - Thursday 3/22
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 ... Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 3/19/12

Spread Some Joy - Fill A Joy Jar!
Audience: Mrs. Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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 e... Continue
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Posted by: Mrs. Hamilton
Published: 2/23/12

California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS)
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 7 th , 9 th , and 11 th grade students at all of our secondary schools. Pare... Continue
Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 2/21/12

Enter the LRMS Video Contest!
Audience: Mrs. Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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 ... Continue
Posted by: Mrs. Hamilton
Published: 2/21/12

Secondary Parent Portal Registration Now Available!
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 th... Continue
Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 2/14/12

Ladera Idol Tickets AVAILABLE NOW!
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 ... Continue
Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 2/14/12

Chili's Fundraiser
Audience: Homepage
Please see attached flyer concerning the fundraiser Chili's restaurant is having for our school on Tuesday, January 31st. Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 1/19/12

Ladera Idol- Upcoming Dates
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 ... Continue
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Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 1/10/12

LRMS Art Contest
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... Continue
Posted by: Renee Weitzel (Art Teacher)
Published: 1/6/12

Grab a tag from the Giving Tree
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.
Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 11/28/11

All-Star November Meeting
Audience: Homepage and Homepage
  The next All-Star meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 29 th , 2011 in Room 724 during lunch.  Attached is an updated Service Idea sheet. Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 11/17/11

Kaleidoscope Ice Skating Fundraiser
Audience: Stephanie Avera, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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. Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 11/16/11

Project Tomorrow Speak Up Survey
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 stakeh... Continue
Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 11/7/11

Chick-fil-A Fundraiser - Monday, November 14th
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 men... Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 11/1/11

Canned Food Drive
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... Continue
Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 10/27/11

Red Ribbon Week is Oct. 24-28
Audience: Homepage
Wear Red on Tuesday!  Wear your Snuggie (or robe) on Thursday. "Don't be a druggie, wear a Snuggie!" Continue
Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 10/24/11

2012 Spring Fine Arts Calendar
Audience: Homepage
Please refer to the attached flyer for dates, locations and times. Continue
Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 10/6/11

Ladera All-Star Award
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. Continue
Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 10/6/11

RECYCLE Bottles & Cans Every Wednesday!
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.  Continue
Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 9/19/11

LRMS Book Fair
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. Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 9/16/11

Picture Day - Monday, September 19th!
Audience: Homepage
Students will be getting their pictures taken during PE on Monday, September 19th. Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 9/16/11

Back to School Night
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. Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 9/16/11

SCHOOLS CLOSED ON FRIDAY DUE TO POWER OUTAGE
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 ... Continue
Posted by: Marcus Walton, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 9/8/11

LRMS School Supply LIsts 2011-2012
Audience: Homepage and Homepage
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 8/12/11

Orientation Dates
Audience: Homepage and Homepage
  If you were unable to pick up an Orientation Packet this week, beginning August 15 th  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 compl... Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 8/12/11

State Law Makes Tdap Booster Shot Mandatory For Incoming 7th and 8th Graders
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 you... Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 8/12/11

June 14th End of the Year Band and Orchestra Concert
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 ti... Continue
Posted by: David Vigus
Published: 6/6/11

6th and 7th graders...want to run for ASB? Last info meeting Wednesday
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 y... Continue
Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 5/31/11

Math STAR Test - Tuesday, May 10th
Audience: Homepage and Homepage
Bring two #2 pencils, water, snack, and a book to read after the test. Dismissal is at 12:15. Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 5/6/11

Science & Social Studies STAR Test- 8th Grade Only - Thursday, May 12th.
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. Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 5/6/11

Congratulations Mrs. Liedlich!
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!  Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 4/29/11

June Pop Concert
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 Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 4/28/11

Million Word Reader Submission Deadline!
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. Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 4/14/11

Ladera Ranch, Newhart Named Distinguished Schools
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 55 th and 56 th time Capistrano Unified School District s... Continue
Posted by: Marcus Walton, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 4/12/11

New State Law Requires Tdap Booster Shot Mandatory to Enter 7th – 12th Grades
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 7 th  through 12 th  grades to have proof of a Tdap booster shot given on or after t... Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 3/29/11

CURRICULUM NIGHT: THURSDAY, MARCH 24- SAVE THE DATE!
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 24 th . We will be on minimum day schedule that day with dismissal at 12:15. We will kick off the evening with a spec... Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 3/17/11

View the latest LRMS News here!
Audience: All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage
Posted by: Mrs. Hamilton
Published: 3/17/11

Backpack Brigade- Donate School Supplies to Military Children
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, colore... Continue
Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 3/3/11

State Law Makes Tdap Booster Shot Mandatory to Enter 7th – 12th Grades
Audience: Homepage and Homepage
  SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO— Students entering 7 th  through 12 th  grades next fall need an additional vaccination before they can start school, Capistrano District Unified School District officials notified parents this week. &nbs... Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 3/1/11

LRMS News 2-24-11
Audience: Homepage and Homepage
Posted by: Mrs. Hamilton
Published: 2/23/11

Ladera Idol Information
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 avai... Continue
Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 2/13/11

View this week's LRMS News Here
Audience: Mrs. Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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: Mrs. Hamilton
Published: 2/9/11

Valentine Grams!
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 sh... Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 2/3/11

LRMS Art Contest
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 ... Continue
Posted by: Renee Weitzel (Art Teacher)
Published: 2/3/11

1st Annual LRES-LRMS Golf Tournament Monday, April 25, 2011
Audience: Homepage
"Tee Off for Technology" Golf Tournament Website 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... Continue
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Posted by: M. Trevor Rodin
Published: 1/28/11

View The Latest LRMS News Here!
Audience: Homepage
Click this link to view the news on SchoolLoop:  Or view it on Continue
Posted by: Mrs. Hamilton
Published: 1/20/11

Help Chaparral Win $50K! Vote in the Pepsi Refresh Challenge...
Audience: Mrs. Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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 easi... Continue
Posted by: Mrs. Hamilton, Teacher, Ladera Ranch Middle School
Published: 1/14/11

Orange County Student Technology Showcase
Audience: Stephanie Avera, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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
Students 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 ... Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 1/14/11

The 2nd Annual LRMS Spelling Bee will be held Thursday, January 20 at 6:30pm in the MPR.
Audience: Homepage
Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 1/2/11

Science Fundraiser
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.or... Continue
Posted by: Michael Hale
Published: 12/10/10

Watch the Dec 9 Edition of the LRMS News!
Audience: Mrs. Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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
to view this week's fantastic episode of the Channel 33 News, produced by the Global Communications class.  Continue
Posted by: Mrs. Hamilton
Published: 12/8/10

Donate to the Giving Tree. Grab a tag in the office! All donations go to families in OC.
Audience: Homepage
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 11/29/10

In 'N' Out is coming to LRMS!
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 app... Continue
Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 11/29/10

Winter Band and Orchestra Concert December 9th
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 Continue
Posted by: David Vigus
Published: 11/29/10

Nov 18 Edition of the LRMS News
Audience: Mrs. Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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
to watch this week's news! Continue
Posted by: Mrs. Hamilton
Published: 11/17/10

PTA sponsored Book Fair
Audience: Stephanie Avera, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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.   Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 11/15/10

"A Time To Be Kind" Week Nov. 8-19
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 1 st period students. Thursday:... Continue
Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 11/7/10

CUSD Fine Arts Calendar Winter 2010-11
Audience: Homepage
Please refer to the attached schedule for dates, locations and times. Continue
Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 11/4/10

Solo and Ensemble Concert November 9th
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. Continue
Posted by: David Vigus
Published: 11/3/10

Fall Dance
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 ... Continue
Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 11/1/10

View This Week's LRMS News Here!
Audience: Mrs. Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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 Continue
Posted by: Mrs. Hamilton
Published: 10/28/10

Halloween Dress Up Rules
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... Continue
Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 10/28/10

Fundraiser cookie dough distribution
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... Continue
Posted by: Steven Hatchel
Published: 10/25/10

View the 1st Episode of the LRMS News Here!
Audience: Mrs. Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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
Posted by: Mrs. Hamilton, Teacher, Ladera Ranch Middle School
Published: 10/22/10

8th Grade Washington, D.C. Trip
Audience: Stephanie Avera, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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.... Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 10/14/10

Red Ribbon Week Activities
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&q... Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 10/14/10

Watch the Channel 33 News Here!
Audience: Homepage and Homepage
Click the link below to view this week's episode of the Channel 33 News online! Continue
Posted by: Julie Matters
Published: 10/14/10

Costa Rica - 2011
Audience: Homepage
Costa Rica Parent Meeting - 10/28 @ 7 pm in room 804 www.explorica.com Tour ID:  hale9803 Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 10/14/10

LRMS Annual Fundraiser
Audience: Stephanie Avera, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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 yea... Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 9/20/10

Back to School Night - Thursday 9/23 - 6:30 pm
Audience: Stephanie Avera, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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 perio... Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 9/20/10

RECYCLE WEDNESDAYS!
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 sc... Continue
Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 9/16/10

"LION LOOT" AT LUNCH EVERY TUESDAY
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 Tu... Continue
Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 9/16/10

LRMS School-WIde Discipline and Dress Codes
Audience: Stephanie Avera, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 9/15/10

LRMS Discipline and Dress Codes
Audience: Homepage and Homepage
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 9/1/10

2010-2011 Dress Code and Discipline Code
Audience: Stephanie Avera, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 8/20/10

Summer Office Hours
Audience: Stephanie Avera, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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    Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 6/23/10

Orientation Packet Pick Up
Audience: Stephanie Avera, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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 Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 6/23/10

Orientation/Packet Return
Audience: Stephanie Avera, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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... Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 6/23/10

Middle School Supply Lists
Audience: Stephanie Avera, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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. Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 6/23/10

8th Grade Dance Permission Slips Collected on the Stage at Lunch 6/14-6/17
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. Continue
Posted by: Jessica Young
Published: 6/14/10

Wild Rivers Permission Slips due Thursday
Audience: Mrs. Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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. Continue
Posted by: Mrs. Hamilton
Published: 6/7/10

8th Grade Dance Permission Slips & Invitations Distributed 6/10/10 During 6th Period
Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
Posted by: Jessica Young
Published: 6/6/10

ASB Officer Elections during SSR: Friday, June 4th
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.   Continue
Posted by: Jessica Young
Published: 5/27/10

ASB Officer Permission Slips DUE May 27th by 3PM - NO EXCEPTIONS
Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins and Teachers
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 5/20/10

Skateboard Plunger Race at Lunch on the Blacktop, Tuesday, May 18th
Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
Posted by: Jessica Young
Published: 5/14/10

ASB Officer Interest Meeting @ LUNCH: Thursday, May 20th
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 electiv... Continue
Posted by: Jessica Young
Published: 5/13/10

Canned Food Drive
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. Continue
Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 5/7/10

Mix N Match Day Wednesday May 12th
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. Continue
Posted by: Jessica Young
Published: 5/6/10

What Would You Do For A Klondike Bar? Friday May 14th
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. Continue
Posted by: Jessica Young
Published: 5/6/10

UNDER the SEA DANCE May 21st 3-5 pm in the MPR
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.   Continue
Posted by: Jessica Young
Published: 5/6/10

LRMS VideoFest Results
Audience: Mrs. Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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 ... Continue
Posted by: Mrs. Hamilton
Published: 5/5/10

STAR Test Schedule
Audience: Stephanie Avera, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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, M... Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 5/3/10

Spring Dance: Under the Sea - Friday, April 23rd 3-5 p.m. in the MPR ALL GRADES WELCOME!!!!
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 si... Continue
Posted by: Jessica Young
Published: 4/13/10

Flannel Day: Thursday, April 15th
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! Continue
Posted by: Jessica Young
Published: 4/12/10

Congratulations LRMS for being voted in the top 10 middle schools in Orange County!
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! Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 3/31/10

Curriculum Night!
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 o... Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 3/24/10

Crazy Hair Day 4/1!!!!!
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. A... Continue
Posted by: Jessica Young
Published: 3/22/10

Spring Cleaning? Donate to Closets for Capo
Audience: Mrs. Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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 ... Continue
Posted by: Mrs. Hamilton
Published: 3/18/10

Math Tournament for GIrls Grades 3-8
Audience: Homepage
 Click on the attached link for more information... Continue
Posted by: Shari Suda
Published: 3/15/10

Million Word Readers Wanted
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... Continue
Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 3/10/10

Wear Green 3/17 to win a Spirit Party!!!
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!!!!!!! Continue
Posted by: Jessica Young
Published: 3/10/10

Blindfolded Pudding Feed on 3/19 at Lunch!!!!
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. Continue
Posted by: Jessica Young
Published: 3/10/10

Unscramble the Words at lunch on the stage Thursday 3/11
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! Continue
Posted by: Jessica Young
Published: 3/8/10

Pie Your Math Teachers on the field on Tuesday March 16th!!!!!
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!!!!! Continue
Posted by: Jessica Young
Published: 3/8/10

Jerry's Dogs & Swirlz at Ladera Idol Pre-Party 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
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 ... Continue
Posted by: Jessica Young
Published: 2/9/10

Public Forum: CUSD Superintendent Search
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 ... Continue
Posted by: CUSD Webmaster, District Admin, Capistrano Unified School District
Published: 2/8/10

Ladera Idol tickets are on sale Mon 2/8 - 2/16 on the stage.
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.
Posted by: Jessica Young
Published: 2/4/10

Valentines Grams on Sale at lunch on the stage 2/4-2/10
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!!!
Posted by: Jessica Young
Published: 2/2/10

Blindfolded Maze Thursday Feb 4 at lunch on the Blacktop
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. Continue
Posted by: Jessica Young
Published: 2/1/10

Vocal Production Canceled this week.
Audience: Homepage
Our next meeting will be on the 28th.  We will meet on Thursday, as Wednesday the 27th is Honor Choir Auditions! Continue
Posted by: Ms. Tarleton
Published: 1/16/10

LRMS 2nd Annual Spelling Bee
Audience: Stephanie Avera, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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! Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 1/13/10

You are invited . . .
Audience: Stephanie Avera, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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

ASB is hosting Guess What activity at lunch
Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
Posted by: Jessica Young
Published: 1/6/10

Ladera Idol Try-Outs After School January 25th, 27th, & 28th - Sign-Up in Room 704
Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
Posted by: Jessica Young
Published: 1/6/10

Ladera Idol: Song and Lyrics due to ASB 1/12/10
Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
Posted by: Jessica Young
Published: 1/6/10

Ladera Idol: February 17th 6-7:30 p.m. in the MPR
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 Continue
Posted by: Jessica Young
Published: 1/6/10

Judging Day for Holiday Classroom Extravaganza
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! Continue
Posted by: Jessica Young
Published: 12/14/09

Ladera Idol Permission Slips and Intent to Try Out forms are due this Thursday!!
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. Continue
Posted by: Jessica Young
Published: 12/14/09

Remember to Wear Your Holiday Colors This Friday!!!
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. Continue
Posted by: Jessica Young
Published: 12/14/09

Parents, Teachers & Students - Take the Project Tomorrow Speak Up Survey
Audience: Mrs. Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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 ... Continue
Posted by: Mrs. Hamilton
Published: 12/9/09

HOLIDAY GIVING TREE
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 contrib... Continue
Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 12/9/09

Ladera Idol Informational Meeting Wednesday, Demember 9th RM 704 at Lunch
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. Continue
Posted by: Jessica Young
Published: 12/7/09

ASB Lunchtime Activity: Snowball Toss Thursday, December 10th
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? Continue
Posted by: Jessica Young
Published: 12/7/09

Holiday Grams on Sale December 10th-15th
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. Continue
Posted by: Jessica Young
Published: 12/7/09

In-N-Out Truck at LUNCH Tuesday, December 1st
Audience: All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
Posted by: Jessica Young
Published: 11/16/09

Wear a Red or Pink shirt on Wednesday to support "Being Kind" Week
Audience: Homepage
Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 11/16/09

Buy a KIND Gram at lunch Monday thru Wednesday.
Audience: Homepage
Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 11/15/09

First Quarter Honor Roll Celebration: Wednesday, November 18th ~ MOVIE MANIA
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 wil... Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 11/10/09

In-N-Out Ticket Sales at Lunch
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... Continue
Posted by: Jessica Young
Published: 11/10/09

Vocal Arts Kids Want to See The Lion King!
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! Continue
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Posted by: Ms. Tarleton
Published: 11/5/09

"Stack the Racks" Service Project
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 "... Continue
Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 11/3/09

2009-10 Awards Presentation Schedule
Audience: Homepage
See attached document for dates, times and locations. Continue
Posted by: CUSD Webmaster
Published: 11/2/09

District Office and School Closure Dates
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... Continue
Posted by: CUSD Webmaster
Published: 10/28/09

10/23/09 Superintendent's Update
Audience: Homepage
Please refer to the attached document. Continue
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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster
Published: 10/23/09

LRMS Holiday Portrait Fundraiser with Jack Randall Photography
Audience: Mrs. Hamilton, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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 perfe... Continue
Posted by: Mrs. Hamilton
Published: 10/22/09

Is Your Teen at Risk? What Every Parent Needs to Know Presentation
Audience: Homepage
Please review the attached flyer for complete information on this event. Continue
Posted by: CUSD Webmaster
Published: 10/15/09

CUSD Foundation’s Keys to the Future Car Raffle
Audience: Homepage
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! Continue
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Posted by: CUSD Webmaster
Published: 10/14/09

ROCSTAR/80's DAY: Thursday October 15th
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 par... Continue
Posted by: Jessica Young
Published: 10/9/09

Hurricane Money Machine at Lunch Tuesday, October 13th
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! Continue
Posted by: Jessica Young
Published: 10/9/09

Flu Letter from Capisitrano Unified School District
Audience: Homepage and Homepage
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 10/6/09

It's Book Fair Time!
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 ... Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 10/1/09

8th Grade Washington, D.C. Trip Parent Meeting
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.         &nbs... Continue
Posted by: Michelle Skidmore
Published: 9/26/09

Ladera All-Star Service Award
Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage and Homepage
 Download the service award application here! Continue
Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 9/23/09

Recycle your Bottles & Cans every Wednesday morning on the driveways!
Audience: Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage
Posted by: Mrs. Smolinski
Published: 9/23/09

Solo Recital in A101 9/24
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... Continue
Posted by: Ms. Tarleton
Published: 9/23/09

Picture Day - Friday, September 18th
Audience: Homepage and Homepage
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 9/13/09

Back to School Night
Audience: Homepage
 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 nig... Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 9/10/09

LRMS Book Club
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... Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 8/25/09

Summer Information
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                     &n... Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 6/18/09

Supply LIsts
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. Continue
Posted by: Stephanie Avera
Published: 6/18/09

STAR TESTING
Audience: Julie Matters, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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. Al... Continue
Posted by: Julie Matters
Published: 5/5/09

Jamba Juice Fundraiser
Audience: Julie Matters, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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 fly... Continue
Posted by: Julie Matters
Published: 4/28/09

Jerry's Dogs and Swirlz Fundraiser - 4/23
Audience: Julie Matters, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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! Continue
Posted by: Julie Matters
Published: 4/22/09

SJHHS Madrigal Audition
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 2... Continue
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Published: 3/25/09

Recycle Ink Cartridges, Cell Phones, Laptops, and more!
Audience: Homepage and Homepage
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? U... Continue
Posted by: Julie Matters
Published: 3/24/09

Enter the Doodle for Google design contest!
Audience: Julie Matters, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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, certificate... Continue
Posted by: Julie Matters
Published: 3/17/09

Join the SJH Etched in Gold Yearbook Staff!
Audience: Homepage
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. Ta... Continue
Posted by: Julie Matters
Published: 2/23/09

Sign Up for Spring Family Portraits taken at Table Rock Beach!
Audience: Julie Matters, Homepage, Academics, Christine Votava, Deanna Bleidistel, Electives, June Abrams, Laptop 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. Down... Continue
Posted by: Julie Matters
Published: 2/20/09

Go to Baskin Robbins!
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. Continue
Posted by: Julie Matters
Published: 2/10/09

Go to LRMS Chili's Night - Tues. 2/17!
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 Matters
Published: 2/10/09

Valentines for CHOC Hospital
Audience: Homepage
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.
Posted by:
Published: 2/7/09

Recycle empty Plastic Bottles & Aluminum Cans every Wednesday!
Audience: Homepage
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... Continue
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Published: 2/7/09

Claim Jumper Restaurant Fundraiser
Audience: Homepage and Homepage
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.
Posted by: Julie Matters
Published: 1/15/09

Taco Mesa Fundraiser
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 Matters
Published: 1/15/09

Teaching Students Success - Tutoring
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 wor... Continue
Posted by: Tom Bogiatzis
Published: 1/13/09

Spelling Bee Semi-Finals
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, ro... Continue
Posted by: Julie Matters
Published: 1/7/09

Join the LRMS Book Club!
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 ... Continue
Posted by: Julie Matters
Published: 1/7/09

Claim Jumper Restaurant Fundraiser
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... Continue
Posted by: Julie Matters
Published: 12/11/08

LRMS to host first SCRIPPS Spelling Bee
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. N... Continue
Posted by: Julie Matters
Published: 12/3/08

New LRMS Booster Club Forming - Need Volunteers!
Audience: Homepage
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... Continue
Posted by: Julie Matters
Published: 12/3/08

Portrait Fundraiser A Success!
Audience: Homepage
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... Continue
Posted by: Julie Matters
Published: 12/1/08

Thanksgiving Break
Audience: Homepage and Homepage
There will be no school for the week of Thanksgiving. LRMS wishes you all a happy holiday!
Posted by: Julie Matters
Published: 11/21/08

Giving Tree
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 d... Continue
Posted by: Julie Matters
Published: 11/21/08

Family Portrait Fundraiser - EXTENDED
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 inform... Continue
Posted by: Julie Matters
Published: 11/13/08

Veterans Day Holiday
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.
Posted by: Julie Matters
Published: 11/3/08

Canned Food Drive
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 clas... Continue
Posted by: Julie Matters
Published: 10/28/08

Red Ribbon Week
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!
Posted by: Julie Matters
Published: 10/17/08

Nerd Dress-Up Day - Oct 17!
Audience: Homepage
Show your school spirit and dress up as your favorite nerd! Channel your inner Trekkie, Urkel, Screech, or Jimmy Neutron!
Posted by: Julie Matters
Published: 10/9/08

Recycle Wednesdays!
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.
Posted by: Julie Matters
Published: 10/8/08

Mix and Match/Crazy Hair Day - October 9!
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.
Posted by: Julie Matters
Published: 10/7/08

Super Hero/Super Villain Dance - Oct 30
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.
Posted by: Julie Matters
Published: 10/7/08

Candy Grams On Sale Oct. 20-24
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!
Posted by: Julie Matters
Published: 10/7/08