Dear La Pine Middle School Students and Parents;
We are off to a great start to the 2015-2016 school year. Our school currently is serving over 300 students and the halls are filled with a positive buzz to new beginnings. We have successfully rolled out iPads to our entire student body. During the first 10 days of school we reviewed expectations and care of iPads. Please refer to the student handbook to review the expectations.
Part of our school focus is the implementation of AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination). This will be our second year applying AVID at LPMS. Implementing AVID for our school impacts students in two ways. First, teachers use WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, Reading) lessons more engaging for all students. An example of writing the WICOR way is students take Cornell Notes in all of their classes. Second, we offer 7th and 8th grade AVID elective classes, where students get additional strategies to be successful in school now and in the future. These students have tutorials every Tuesday and Thursday to clear up points of confusion from their core classes. They also learn about colleges and start making a plan for their future. We are looking for guest speakers to come and tell their story of school and career. If you are interested, please contact Makrina Rohde in the office. For more information about the AVID program, visit www.avid.org
I encourage you to explore all of the informative links on this web page, and to contact us with any additional questions. You can also visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LaPineMiddle . Please like and share our page!
Mark Your Calendar!
October 5-9 Spirit Week
Monday - Pattern Day (polka-dot, camouflage, etc.)
Tuesday - Sport shirt day
Wednesday - Crazy Sock Day
Thursday - Superhero Day
Friday - Hawk Pride Day (Blue & Gold)
October 19th Parent Support Team Meeting
October 29th Picture Retakes
October 28-29 Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:15-7:15
October 30th- No School
Robi Phinney, Principal