Friday, March 3, 2017

March Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to the Lorena Middle School March Teacher of the Month - Coach Ashley Ellis.

This is Coach Ellis's sixth year to work at Lorena Middle School.  Coach Ellis teaches 7th grade Math and provides intervention to 7th and 8th graders in Math and Reading as well as Coaching in the Girls Athletics Program.  

Below is a portion of the nomination letter Coach Ellis received:

I would like to recommend Coach Ashley Ellis for teacher of the month.  She has done an outstanding job this year working with students across multiple grade levels and subjects. She works with each of her students individually to see that they are caught up in all core classes and fills in any gaps they may have.  Coach Ellis also works hard as a coach.  She displays love for each of her athletes while teaching them the sport.  In addition to her coaching and teaching, she has been instrumental in finding technology resources for her students, but then shares them with the rest of her middle school colleagues in an effort to help all students.  Lorena Middle School is blessed to have her on our team.

If you would like to nominate an educator for Teacher of the Month, please contact Dr. Drews the LMS office at 254-857-4621.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Regional History Fair

Students above include Garrett Glaser, Fiona Fulton, Taylor Cargill,
Caden Meinzer, Alaric Burghard, Mason Strauch, Payton Cox,
Khi Ritchie, Coy Ritchie, Ryne Abel and Reed Michna.
On Friday, February 24th, eleven middle schools traveled to Baylor to compete in the Regional History Fair Contest.
Mr. Browder and
Mrs. Decker, Social Studies teachers at Lorena Middle School traveled to Baylor with the students.

A big CONGRATULATIONS to Fiona Fulton for receiving Honorable Mention for an Individual Website and Payton Cox for her First Place Individual Exhibit.  She also received special awards from the Museum Association of Waco and The Links, Inc. Waco Chapter.  By receiving a First Place, Payton has qualified for the State History Fair.  It must run in the family, pictured with Payton is her brother, Easton, currently at Lorena HS, who also received a first place finish.  Way to go guys!!!  Good luck at State!


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Lorena One Act Play Takes 1st Place at UIL Contest

Way to go Lorena One Act Play!!!
Lorena One Act Play Took 1st Place at Connally for UIL District 17-AAAA Competition
On Saturday, February 11th, the Lorena Middle School One Act Play competed in the District 17-AAAA competition at Connally High School.  Lorena beat out China Spring, Robinson and Connally to take 1st Place.  The wining performance this year was a play titled The Ghost of Enoch Charlton.  The students along with their director Mrs. Peevey worked hard and perfected their performance as they presented it to the entire school body and the community before presenting for competition. 

Individual students also received accolades for their performance.  Presley Deeds received All-Star Crew.  Jerod Crepelle, Rebekah Holle and Jade Bryan received Honorable Mention All-Star Cast.  Rylee Ritchie and Jenna Moffett received All-Star Cast.  Finally, the Best Actress award went to Olivia Johnson. We are super proud of this group!  Congratulations to the cast, crew and Mrs. Peevey for this great accomplishment.  Hard work pays off! Way to go!

Monday, February 13, 2017

February Teacher of the Month

to the Lorena Middle School Teacher of the Month for February - Mrs. Kelley Campbell.

This is Mrs. Campbell's seventh year to work  at Lorena Middle School.  Mrs. Campbell teaches 7th and 8th grade Math.  

Below is a portion of the nomination letter Mrs. Campbell received:

Mrs. Campbell is awesome.  She shows us not just tells us how to solve math problems.  We get to go in the hallways to work math and we get to break into groups.  It's always something different to make sure we get it.  Mrs. Campbell can be strict at time, like with learning lunch, but I know she tries really hard and wants us to be better students, especially as we get ready to go to high school. This is why Mrs. Campbell deserves teacher of the month.

If you would like to nominate an educator for Teacher of the Month, please contact Dr. Drews the LMS office at 254-857-4621.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

January Teacher Of the Month

to the Lorena Middle School Teacher of the Month for January - Mrs. Jackie Pike.

This is Mrs. Pike's fifth year to work  at Lorena Middle School and twenty-fourth in education.  As a regular education teacher and Reading Specialist, Mrs. Pike works with all students in all grade levels. She also provides support for teachers in the core subject areas. This year, Mrs. Pike is coaching Chess for UIL.

Below is a portion of the nomination letter Mrs. Pike received:

We would like to nominate Mrs. Pike for teacher of the month.  I know she isn't like a regular teacher, but she really helps us a lot.  Mrs. Pike is always happy to see us.  Even when you are having a bad day, Mrs. Pike tries to cheer you up.  She has all kinds of seats and tables for us which actually help us pay attention more.  Mrs. Pike makes sure we understand different homework and helps us with tests too.  Even though she doesn't have regular classes, we think she is amazing and deserves to be teacher of the month. 

If you would like to nominate an educator for Teacher of the Month, please contact Dr. Drews the LMS office at 254-857-4621.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Lorena MS School Report Card from TEA

Below is a final copy of the State of Texas 2015-2016 School Report Card for Lorena Middle School.  This is a report required by the Texas Legislature and prepared by the Texas Education Agency. The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages and financial expenditures.

A copy of the School Report Card for any campus and district within the state of Texas can be found on the TEA Website.

Hard copies of this report card are available in the LMS front office.