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Be A Volunteer This Summer

The calendar has turned to May—school is almost out—what are you going to be doing this summer?  Most students probably have plans for doing sports, going to the swimming pool, hanging out with friends and perhaps doing some traveling with their families. Those are all fantastic activities, but think about adding one more item to your summer “to-do list”---volunteer!

Volunteering to help someone else can be a very rewarding activity for you and those you choose to help.  It is an important part of being a member of our community or any community.  Finding a place to volunteer should be based on your interests.  If you like to be outside, find someone who might need help in a garden or perhaps an older neighbor who might need his lawn mowed. If you love to read, check out the possibility of reading to young children at the library or at a day care center.  Finding an activity that interests you will result in a better chance of sticking to the task.

The benefits of volunteering are many. Not only will you have the satisfaction of helping others, you will gain self-confidence and possibly even learn a new skill. You will gain a sense of accomplishment and pride when you go beyond yourself to help others. Try it out this summer—be a volunteer!


Digital Art Class

The 7th graders in Digital Art class are using online resources to supplement their work. They are currently creating nonobjective artwork using Photoshop. In order to be successful in this endeavor the students must use resources that are not “built in” to the software. The students are required to locate and download .abr files online. The act of locating and properly installing the files into Photoshop is challenging for them. However once they learn the process they are able to focus on the creation aspect of the assignment and that is when they truly shine. They are growing and producing some truly amazing digital art…and maybe even having a bit of fun along the way!

     


Totem Poles

After reading the book Touching Spirit Bear, 6th graders on the National team are making totem poles.  The book is set in southeastern Alaska, and the main character carves a totem pole as part of his healing process.  We chose animals that represent our personalities to include on our totem poles. 

 


Reading Over The Summer.


1) Check out books from LMS library.
2)  Visit the local library and check out some books. 
3)  Borrow some books from friends.
How ever you get your books please read 15-20 pages a day over the summer, it will only make next school year great!

Stay Smart This Summer

We are rapidly approaching summer vacation.  One of the best ways to stay sharp over the summer is to try something new.  You can watch TV, play video games, and follow social media the whole rest of the year.  The weather is nice now.  Do something fun!  Here are some suggestions for you.

BE CREATIVE.
Build a birdhouse. 
Paint the sunrise.
Keep a journal. 
Learn to code. 
Start a family project. 

BE ADVENTUROUS.
Use a map to plan and take a trip. 
Invent a new recipe. 
Explore a museum. 
Adopt a new hobby. 
Learn a new language. 

BE OUTSIDE.
Plant a vegetable or flower garden. 
Go to the beach. 
Go for a bike ride. 
Take a nap in a hammock.
Go fishing at the park.

BE CURIOUS.
Watch a documentary or a TED talk.  
Read a book. 
Learn to play an instrument. 
Trace your genealogy.
Interview someone about their career. 

BE ACTIVE.
Join a summer school Explore class. 
Exercise. 
Go swimming.
Volunteer.
Get a part-time job.


LMS Jazz Band

The LMS Jazz Band is wrapping up it’s season! We attended the Malcolm Music Contest and Hastings Jazz Festival this year. The students worked very hard in preparing for the competitions and received a Superior at both festivals!

Our final performance will be Thursday, May 4th at the Lexington Band 5-8th Spring Concert at 7:30.

Hope to see you there!

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