Tuesday, April 18, 2017

NJHS Outstanding Achievement Award

Pictured Left to Right:  Dr. Kucera, Superintendent, Mr. Kohls, ELAR teacher and NJHS Sponsor, Rylee Ritchie, NJHS President and Award Recipient, Dr. Drews, Lorena Middle School Principal
Congratulations to Rylee Ritchie! Rylee is the recipient of the 2017 National Junior Honor Society Outstanding Achievement Award!  She will receive a $500 award to place in a college savings account.  Rylee is in the 8th grade and is the 2016-2017  NJHS President at Lorena Middle School. We are very proud of Rylee.  Congratulations again to this very deserving student!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

April Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to the Lorena Middle School April Teacher of the Month - Mr. Craig Randolph.

This is Mr. Randolph's twenty-seventh year to work in education and all of them have been at Lorena Middle School.  Mr. Randolph teaches 6th grade Science and drives a bus route for the district.  

Below are portions of the nomination letters Mr. Randolph received:

Mr. Randolph deserves to be teacher of the month. We get to do lots of cool things in his class. I especially like the rocks he lets us check out.  Mr. Randolph makes science fun.

Mr. Randolph is a team player.  He is always trying new ways to get students to understand science and enjoy the labs and lessons.  When he finds something that really works, he shares it with colleagues so all students benefit. Mr. Randolph is an asset to Lorena Middle School.

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, March 27, 2017

STAAR Testing

The first round of STAAR testing is Tuesday, March 28th and Wednesday, March 29th.  Because testing can go through lunches, we do ask that parents not stay for lunch on testing dates.  If you wish to bring your student lunch, we do ask that you leave it in the office. 

Tuesday, March 28th - 7th Writing and 8th Math
Wednesday, March 29th - 8th Reading

Please contact the LMS Office at 254-857-4621 with any questions or concerns. We appreciate your continued support.

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.