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Thursday, February 26, 2015 All Prince William County Public Schools closed due to inclement weather in certain areas. Code Red for employees. All school division activities including Professional Development sessions are cancelled. SACC will not open. Telework subject to policy. The Budget Meeting scheduled by Board Member Gil Trenum is also cancelled, but will be rescheduled.
  Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Prince William estarán cerradas debido al mal tiempo en ciertas zonas. Código Rojo para los empleados. Se cancelan todas las actividades de la división escolar incluyendo las sesiones de desarrollo profesional. SACC no abrirá. Teletrabajo sujeto a la política. Tất cả các Trường Công lập Quận Prince William đóng cửa do thời tiết khắc nghiệt trong một số vùng. TÍN HIỆU ĐỎ cho các nhân viên. Tất cả mọi hoạt động hệ trường bao gồm cả các buổi thuyết trình Phát triển Chuyên nghiệp điều bị hủy bỏ. SACC sẽ không mở cửa. Chính sách nầy áp dụng cho mọi nhân viên và hoạt động từ xa.  
 
School Announcements
Blue/White Day Schedule
 
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Feb. 16
President's Day
Feb. 17
Snow Day
Feb. 18
Snow Day
Feb. 19
White/2-hr Delay
Feb. 20
Snow Day
Feb. 23
Blue/2-hr Delay
Feb. 24
White
Feb. 25
Blue
Feb. 26
Snow Day
Feb. 27
White
Science Fair Winners

Congratulations to all of the LRMS Science Fair winners, especially our Grand Prize winner Brian Johnson! Students who took 1st Place in their categories are listed below, and you may also click here for the list of students who took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place, as well as Honorable Mention. We would also like to thank Mrs. Robinson and Mrs. Calhoun for all their hard work with the Science Fair. Kudos to everyone who participated!​​
 
LRMS Science Fair 1st Place Winners
   
Animal Sciences - Eric Baer Engineering - Brian Johnson - Grand Prize
Behavioral Sciences - Joel Diaz Environmental Science - Hailey Todd
Plant Sciences - Emma Kendzie Medicine & Health - De'Leela Saiyd
Chemistry - Benjamin Brack Microbiology - Kate Burger
Computer Science - Frederick Mooers Physics - Tyler Engborg
​Earth Sciences - Aiden Hartman & Julia Finken
PWCS Annual School Food Show

PWCS is holding its Annual School Food Show on March 3, 2015, from 6-7PM or from 7-8PM at Patriot High School. Come on out and help us select what goes on our trays next year. Please call 703.791.7314 for reservations or click here for the flyer with this information.
News From Wolf Country

Please visit the Wolf Country News page to browse Lake Ridge Middle School's quarterly newsletters. These newsletters contain important messages from our principal, Mrs. Taylor, as well as information regarding music and sports events, Wolves of the Month, and news from the counseling office, school nurse, PTO, and library. You may also click here to access the current issue of the LRMS Wolf County News directly.
Yearbook Online Sales


Did you miss purchasing your yearbook earlier this year? There is still time to buy your yearbook online for $30.00 now through February 15, 2015. From February 16 through May 16, the cost of the yearbook goes up to $35.00. With all online purchases, there is an additional $3.50 processing fee. Click here to go to the yearbook order center and order your yearbook now!

Concussion Education Training for 2014-15

Student athletes and parents, including all incoming 6th graders and/or anyone new to Prince William County Public Schools, must attend one face-to-face Concussion Education Training session prior to athletic tryouts. Sessions will be held in the cafeteria at LRMS beginning promptly at 7PM on the dates listed below. More information will be published as it becomes available.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the serious nature of the topic, the critical information presented with regard to such injuries, and the importance of seeing the program in its entirety, participants must be on time for the 7PM start of the presentation as the doors will be locked at 7:05PM, and no one will be admitted after the doors close. 

~ March 18, 2015

Student athletes and parents who have already attended a face-to-face training session in the past, including 7th and 8th graders, are eligible to take this year’s mandatory concussion training online. Click here to start the online training.

Student athletes who complete the Online Concussion Training should print the Completion Certificate and submit it along with a current and completed sports physical to the main office at LRMS prior to athletic tryouts. When you turn in the two forms at the front office, be sure to sign and date the ledger presented to you by front office staff to document your submissions.
Microsoft Office 365 Student Accounts

When we return from Winter Break, our Instructional Technology Coach (ITC) will be working with each grade level to help students activate and log in to their Office 365 accounts. Students will need to go through the procedure here at school in order to activate their accounts, so unless your child is in a class that has already participated an Office 365 session with Ms. Del Gaudio, you cannot yet activate the student account or download the software. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding as we roll out the program to our students as quickly and efficiently as possible. For more information about Microsoft Office 365, please visit the Instructional Technology page of the PWCS website.
MyPWCS Mobile App

As publicized in the district-wide announcement for PWCS, "the first generation MyPWCS mobile app is now available to download free from the iTunes App Store (for Apple products) or Android's Play Store. Search for PWCS, MyPWCS Blackboard." You may also click here to access the app in iTunes.
NJHS Peer Tutoring

The National Junior Honor Society is pleased to offer free peer tutoring on most Thursdays after school from 2:55-3:55.  If you wish to be tutored in French, Spanish, math, language arts, science, or social studies, you may sign up on Monday or Tuesday of each week that you plan to participate. You must sign up no later than the end of the school day on Tuesday in order to be tutored on the Thursday of the same week. The sign-up list is posted outside room B-6. Please bring plenty to work on, and ask your teacher for suggestions regarding what to bring, so that you are prepared to work with the tutor for the full hour. After signing up, if you find that you will be unable to attend your tutoring session, please cancel with Mrs. Bevington in room B-6 by the end of the day on Wednesday as a courtesy to your tutor.
 
Library Hours During Inclement Weather

If school opening is delayed by weather, the library will be closed until the start of school. If school closes early, the library will close when students are dismissed from school.
Inclement Weather Policies & Procedures

With the winter months upon us, now might be a good time to review the Prince William County Schools Inclement Weather policies and procedures. Please click here for a letter from Dr. Walts regarding PWCS delayed opening and school closing information. You may also visit the PWCS Inclement Weather page for more information.
High School Specialty Programs

Please click here for information regarding the Prince William County High School Specialty Programs for the 2015-16 school year.
LRMS Yearbook & Candid Photos

The LRMS Yearbook wants your candid pictures for possible use in the yearbook. If you attend any LRMS sports, music, club, field trip, or other school community activity and take pictures of the event, we may be able to use them in the yearbook. Please eShare your pictures quickly as we are constantly selecting images to meet deadlines. Provide as much detail as possible, including names and grade levels, for each photo. The more you eShare, the better our coverage can be. To eShare your photos:

~ Go to www.hjeshare.com and enter school code lrmswolves
~ Locate the picture (file) you want to upload
~ Click on the file name to select it, then click "open"
~ To upload more than one file, CTRL-click on each filename
~ You can upload ten files at a time as many times as necessary
~ Click each thumbnail to select it and enter information about the images
~ Click "submit information" when you are done

If you have questions, please contact Ms. (Griffin) Del Gaudio.
LRMS Bell Schedule

7:55 ~ Students may enter the building.
8:00 - 8:10 ~ Breakfast is available for purchase.
8:10 ~ Tardy bell for all students
8:10 - 8:25 ~ Advisory: morning announcements for all students
2:50 ~ Students are dismissed upon completion of afternoon announcements.

Please note: If a student arrives at 8:10am, he/she must sign in through the main office and receive a pass to class.
Requirements for Sports Tryouts

Students who are trying out for a sport for their first time in middle school and their parents must attend a face-to-face training at their respective school. Parents and students who have previously participated in a middle school face-to-face training are eligible to complete the online training to meet the middle school participation requirement. The online training presentation can be accessed on the PWCS website at https://online-concussion.pwcs.edu.

Students trying out for school athletic teams must also submit an annual sports physical dated after May 2, 1014. Please click here for additional important details regarding requirements for sports try-outs.

Dress Code

Lake Ridge Middle School does have a dress code. Clothing should cover all undergarments with all shirts having a defined sleeve and pants/shorts secured so undergarments are not revealed. Shorts and skirts must be at least finger-tip length as measured by the individual’s arm by his or her side. Backpacks with wheels are not permitted.
Supply Lists for School Year 2014-15
 
Supply Lists for the 2014-2015 school year are now available:

6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade & World Language

Thank you for your support!

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