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At Lorena Middle School, it is important for us to have a true understanding of what students know and do not know.  For the first two six weeks grading periods, we have not deducted points for late work.  Students have had until the end of the six weeks to turn in assignments for full credit.  However, we are finding that most students need additional structure to stay organized.  The end of the six weeks can sneak up on some and then work is not turned in at all.  Therefore, as a campus, we have decided to provide additional structure to help students stay organized and turn in assignments in a timelier manner.  Students were surveyed to help develop this policy.  A positive is that most students reported that they turn work in when it is due most of the time.  

The LMS Late Work Policy is outlined below:
All assigned work should be completed and turned in when the teacher states that it is due.  If a student fails to turn in an assignment when it is due, they will have until the following Monday morning at 7:55 a.m.  to turn it in for full credit and avoid Learning Lunch for the week.  Work could be turned in before 3:20 on Monday for full credit, but Learning  Lunch would still be required for the week.

Work turned in on Tuesday could receive up to a 70%.  In other words, a 70% is the highest a student could receive for the assignment.  Each day the assignment is late; an additional 10 points would be deducted.  After Friday at 3:20, the assignment would receive a zero.
Three late papers in one class in a six weeks grading period will result in after school detention to be served Tuesday or Wednesday from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.   Each six weeks grading period allows students a fresh start or clean slate. 

Learning Lunch – students who fail to turn in work before 8:00 a.m. on Mondays will be required to have lunch in a designated room each day for that week.  No exceptions will be made.  Students who eat a regular plate lunch item will have the lunch provided to them in the designated room in a to-go box unless they bring their lunch from home. (Points will be deducted from work that is officially “late” after 3:20 p.m. on Mondays or Tuesdays should Monday be a holiday.)

Additionally, students receiving below a 70% in a core class when grade reports are run Monday mornings will also be required to serve Learning Lunch for the week. 
Students in Learning Lunch will be allowed and encouraged to work on missing assignments or work ahead.

Opposite of lunches, students report to regular tutorials.  Teachers may provide students with a pass to attend a different tutorial.  However, students must have a pass.  Tutorials allow students time to complete work, read library books or get help from a teacher.

If you should have questions about the late work policy, please contact the LMS office.

The Lorena Middle School campus will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday, Wednesday, November 26th through Friday, November 28th.  School will resume on Monday, December 1st. Enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday and be safe.

The annual Fall Can Food Drive is underway at Lorena Middle School. Students and families are encouraged to donate items to benefit the Shepard's Heart of Lorena Food Pantry.  All donated items will remain in the local community. Can goods and nonperishable items will be collected.  There is a friendly competition.  Students may donate to support their favorite college:  Baylor, Texas Tech, U.T. or Texas A&M. Regardless of which college wins, our entire community of Lorena is the real winner. Items will be collected through Tuesday, November 25th.  Thank you in advance for your support.

On Tuesday, November 11th at 10:45, Lorena Middle School will be holding a Veterans Day Ceremony to honor all veterans.  

We invite all veterans to join us in the Lorena Middle School Gym to be honored. Special seating is available.  

We would like to thank all veterans for serving our country and protecting our freedoms.  

Please contact the Lorena Middle School Office at 254.857.4621 if you have any questions. 

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"Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving." Oliver Wendell Holmes

At Lorena Middle School, our mission is to support district level initiatives by creating an exemplary learning environment committed to student achievement and leadership development as we engage students, parents, and the community to maximize life-long learning.

In the Lorena I.S.D. a "Tradition of Excellence" has always been about the journey from good to great. This year, our theme is "Expect Greatness." Lorena Middle School will support that district initiative by continuing to share our passion for learning with the students we serve in grades five through eight. With community and parent support, our goal is to ensure that each student has a challenging and safe learning environment in which to excel.

Lorena Middle School achieves greatness through high expectations, respect for ourselves and others, integrity, and excellence in all that we say and do.

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