Lufkin Middle School News

Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Congratulations to our exceptional 2024 LMS staff award winners!
Teacher of the Year: Starla Phillips, for her innovative teaching and dedication to student success.
Newcomer of the Year: Kaitlin Valdes, whose enthusiasm and fresh ideas have greatly enhanced our learning environment.
Paraprofessional of the Year: Shana Rogers, for her invaluable support and commitment to our school’s daily operations.
Join us in celebrating their outstanding contributions to our campus.

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THANK YOU

THANK YOU

We are deeply thankful to Cadence Bank, Sound Techs, Vera Bank, TSTA and Farmer’s Insurance-Kris King for their generous support during Teacher Appreciation Week at Lufkin Middle School. Their contributions have enabled us to celebrate our wonderful teachers in meaningful ways. Thank you for being such steadfast supporters of our educational mission and community.

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Thank you The Spud!

Thank you The Spud!

A huge thank you to The Spud Restaurant for providing delicious baked potatoes to our dedicated teachers during STAAR testing! Your thoughtful contribution helped keep our team nourished and energized. We are so grateful for your support and generosity. Thank you for being an amazing community partner!

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Matilda

Matilda

What an unforgettable performance by the talented students of Lufkin Middle School as they brought the magic of Matilda Jr. to life on stage! From captivating storytelling to impressive vocals and choreography, they truly wowed the audience. Bravo to all involved!

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🏀March Madness Winner🏀

🏀March Madness Winner🏀

A big shout out to our 7th graders for clinching the top spot in our March Madness Attendance Challenge! Throughout March, our grade levels faced off in exciting weekly attendance competitions. Thanks to their outstanding participation, our 7th graders enjoyed a fun popcorn snack and a special visit from the Angelina College Men’s Basketball Team. 

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Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse

LMS students are need to submit their permission forms by , Thursday, 3/28. Please note that we cannot accept permission forms after this date. For students unable to return the form , an alternative arrangement has been made to view the eclipse via a live link in the classroom.

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Important Information for Parents- 8th Grade Formal

Important Information for Parents- 8th Grade Formal

Mark your calendars! Lufkin Middle School’s 8th Grade Student Council is thrilled to sponsor the end-of-year dance—a night of celebration, memories, and fun. Join us in the heart of downtown Lufkin at The Grand, on Wednesday, May 22nd, from 7 to 10 PM, for this unforgettable formal event.

We’re committed to making this dance a cherished memory for all our students and kindly ask you to review and discuss the following guidelines with your child to ensure a wonderful experience for everyone.

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Good Luck at the Angelina County Fair!

Good Luck at the Angelina County Fair!

We are brimming with Panther Pride as we send off an extraordinary group of students to represent us at the Angelina County Fair. Each of these remarkable individuals has shown dedication, creativity, and hard work in their preparations for the fair. Whether they’re showcasing livestock, arts and crafts, or culinary skills, their efforts embody the spirit of excellence we cherish in our community.

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🏆LMS and CIS Black History Month Contest Winners🏆

🏆LMS and CIS Black History Month Contest Winners🏆

LMS and CIS hosted a Black History Month Essay and Art Contest. The winners received a $50 Visa Gift Card from our contest sponsors at the Angelina County Citizens Chamber of Commerce.
The winners from each grade level were:
6th grade:
Mackenzie Thornton
Gabriella Reyes
7th grade:
Xariah Rhoads
Zarriah Richardson
8th grade:
Madison Drew
Anna Siddiquia
Click here for more pictures of all winners⬇️

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🚒LMS Touch-A-Truck Event🚛

🚒LMS Touch-A-Truck Event🚛

Students had the opportunity to interact closely with a variety of vehicles ranging from a towering fire truck to sleek patrol cars, a SWAT vehicle, an ambulance and even a helicopter. The drivers/pilots were on hand to provide insight into the workings of each vehicle and to answer questions. The students got to climb aboard their favorite vehicles, honking horns, flashing lights and operating some controls under supervision. They were also able to meet our Angelina County Sheriff Tom Selman.
Click here for more pictures⬇️

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LMS R2 GEAR UP STUDENTS SELECTED FOR GEOFORCE ACADEMY SUMMER PROGRAM

LMS R2 GEAR UP STUDENTS SELECTED FOR GEOFORCE ACADEMY SUMMER PROGRAM

R2 GEAR UP has fourteen Lufkin Middle School eighth grade students selected to participate in the GeoFORCE Academy for the next four summers.R2 GEAR UP has fourteen Lufkin Middle School eighth grade students selected to participate in the GeoFORCE Academy for the next four summers.
GeoFORCE is a partner out of the UT Austin Jackson School of Geosciences that provides summer academies which introduce GEAR UP students to geological wonders throughout the United States.
Front row from left: Shalyn Daniels, Giselle Rivera, Madison Drew, Angel Tehuitzil; 2nd row: Liz Valdes, Derrick Smith Jr., Macie Daughtry, Harmony Calvin, Juliana Ray; 3rd row: Dylan Harrison, Martin Cruz Silva, Dakota Peterson, Riley Vasquez, Isabella Tanksley
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🏊‍♂️💦7th & 8th Grade Swim Team🏊‍♂️💦

🏊‍♂️💦7th & 8th Grade Swim Team🏊‍♂️💦

Do you love swimming? Are you ready to dive into some fun?
Lufkin Middle School is starting a 7th & 8th Grade Club Swim Team soon!

Come out to our parent meeting on either February 26th or 28th at 6:30 pm in Room 709 to get all the splashy details. It’s your chance to make waves and join a team where fun and fitness swim together.

For more information before the meeting, swim by Mrs. Flowers’ room 709.

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UT Austin’s R2 GEAR UP Summer Programs in 2024

UT Austin’s R2 GEAR UP Summer Programs in 2024

GEAR UP for College Summer Camp (June 17th-21st): Spend five fun days like a college student, where you’ll learn cool stuff about getting ready for high school and college, work on team projects, and build skills that will make you a superstar student and friend.

Dell Med Health Sciences Summer Camp (July 8th-12th): Love science and helping people? At this camp, you get to do real science experiments, hang out with doctors and nurses, and learn how to save lives with CPR training!

GeoFORCE: Imagine going on an adventure across the country to check out amazing mountains and rivers, all while learning about the Earth. It’s like being a science detective with your friends!

Texas A&M University Construction Science Academy: Ever wonder how buildings are made? Here you can learn all about it, meet people who build things for a living, and maybe even visit a construction site!

Youth Leadership Summit (July 21st-24th): Want to be the boss one day? This camp teaches you how to be a leader, work in a team, and make cool things happen in your community.

And guess what? There’s also a chance to get help with the costs for these summer camps. So if you’re excited to learn new things, meet new friends, and prepare for a bright future, check out these camps and get ready to have the best summer ever!

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🎉💜Panther Pom Squad💜🎉

🎉💜Panther Pom Squad💜🎉

Are you in 5th or 6th grade and ready to dance your heart out? The Lufkin Middle School Panther Pom squad is looking for energetic and enthusiastic members for the 2024-2025 school year!

Join us for the informational meeting on Tuesday, February 27th at 6:30 PM in the LMS Cafeteria to get all the details.

Online forms need to be submitted by March 19th at 4 PM.

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🌟💜2024-2025 LMS Drill Team Tryouts🌟💜

🌟💜2024-2025 LMS Drill Team Tryouts🌟💜

The 2024-2025 LMS Drill Team tryouts are coming up! If you’re a current 7th grader with a passion for dance and teamwork, this is your chance to shine.

Don’t miss the informational meeting on February 29th at 6:30 PM in the LMS Cafeteria. It’s your opportunity to get all the details and ask any questions you may have.

Tryout packets are due by March 26th at 4 PM in the 8th-grade office. Make sure you get your packet turned in on time to secure your spot for tryouts.

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🌟 Special Thanks to Office Depot! 🌟

🌟 Special Thanks to Office Depot! 🌟

We’re thrilled to extend a heartfelt thank you to Office Depot for their generous donations to the teachers at Lufkin Middle School. Your support enriches our classrooms and empowers our educators. LMS is grateful for your commitment to education and our community. Thank you, Office Depot!

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