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. 

Friday, December 2, 2016

December Teacher of the Month

to the Lorena Middle School Teacher of the Month for December - Mrs. Deborah Dunford.

This is Mrs. Dunford's third year to provide instructional assistance at Lorena Middle School.  Mrs. Dunford works with all students in all grade levels. She also provides support for teachers in the core subject areas. 

Below is a portion of the nomination letters Mrs. Dunford received:

I would like to nominate Mrs. Deborah Dunford for teacher of the month.  Mrs. Dunford goes above and beyond everyday for her students.  She makes extra learning activities, flashcards and gives incentives for learning many different class's material.  Mrs. Dunford even volunteers after school to help her students with their History Fair projects.  Mrs. Dunford is pulled in many directions during the day and she goes about each day with a smile on her face.

Lorena Middle School is blessed to have a jewel like Mrs. Dunford. She is full of gusto and love for students and staff. There is not a day that we don't see her making many steps through the hallways in search of a group of students to encourage and support or running to the rescue of a teacher in distress.  WOW! From the bottoms of our hearts, thank you Mrs. Dunford - you are a constant support to everyone at 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.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


Thank you for voting Lorena Middle School #1 Public Middle School again in the Waco Tribune-Herald's Readers' Choice Awards.  We are honored to be a school of choice in Central Texas. Thank you again for your continued support.

Friday, November 4, 2016

November Teacher of the Month

to the Lorena Middle School Teacher of the Month for November - Mrs. Jennifer Bailey.

This is Mrs. Bailey's first year to teach at Lorena Middle School.  Mrs. Bailey teaches 7th and 8th grade advanced math and 7th grade math.  Before coming to Lorena ISD, Mrs. Bailey taught in Kentucky while her husband, the minister at Lorena First Methodist was attending seminary.  While she taught one year in Robinson ISD when they moved to the area, Mrs. Bailey got to Lorena ISD as soon as she could.

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

I think Mrs. Bailey should be Teacher of the Month.  Mrs. Bailey goes out of her way to help us be successful.  She wants us to pass and do our best.  Mrs. Bailey does whatever it takes to make us understand math.

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

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Vote for your favorite CANdidate Food Drive

Lorena Middle School is sponsoring a can food drive now through November 3rd. Students are encouraged to vote for their favorite CANdidate by placing can goods and nonperishable items in the bucket in front of their favorite candidate.  Students may vote for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton or Gary Johnson. All donations will be given to the Lorena Food Pantries.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Red Ribbon Week

Monday - War on Drugs (wear camo)
Tuesday - Turn Your Back on Drugs (backwards clothing)
Wednesday - Sock it to Drugs (crazy socks)
Thursday - One School, One Goal (Leopard Spirit)
Friday - Be at the Top of Your Game (Jerseys)

Monday through Friday, October 24th through October 28th, is National Drug Prevention Week also known as Red Ribbon Week.  While we stress making healthy choices throughout the year, now and in the future, Red Ribbon Week is a week selected to focus on saying no to drugs. Messages from our school counselor will be shared throughout the week. Each day there is a theme to coordinate with our message of saying no.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Student Council Supports Domestic Violence Prevention in October

Stop the Violence
Theater Public Service Announcement

The Lorena Middle School Student Council selected their first project for the 2016-2017 school year.  October is Domestic Violence Prevention Awareness month.  In an effort to support the local domestic violence shelter, travel toiletries are being collected throughout the month of October during students' tutorials.  Mrs. Peevey and her Theater 2 students performed a play called "Stop the Violence."  The performance was phenomenal.  The performance conveyed the importance of speaking up and staying safe.  If you would like to see the performance, please click on the title above. If you would like to make a donation, please contact the Lorena Middle School office at 254-857-4621.