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April 17th, 2015

Congratulations to Ms. Harris and 6th grade chorus on an outstanding concert performance last night! Their future is so bright they wore their shades!

The LEO club is doing a hat drive this entire week for Ellie’s Hats. You may donate a hat or $1 in your house office for a day pass to wear a hat in school today. The house team with the most hats will win a chance to have lunch outside. The last day to donate is today.

The SAC Social is 4/23 - don't miss your chance to attend this great event! SAC Social ticket sales have been extended through 4/21. So, stop by our table outside the 6th grade house to turn in your permission form and money.

Our JML Spring musical performances of Alice @ Wonderland are tonight and Saturday this week. Friday showtime is at 7 pm. Saturday showtimes are 2 pm and 7 pm. Admission is $5 per person. We wish the best of luck to the student performers, cast and set design members! Break a leg!

The library is still collecting books for the Loudoun Literacy Council. Any children’s or young adult books are needed. The grade that will have earned the most stars for reading and donating books, will get to see Mr. Slevin get stuck on reading, or taped on the wall.

Next Wednesday is Earth Day which is celebrated each year by billions of people around the globe.  It serves as a reminder for us to be environmentally friendly and do things to keep our Earth from being destroyed.  Since next Wednesday is also spring pictures, Green Club wants everyone to celebrate Earth Day a day early by wearing Green on Tuesday April 21st.   The Green Club will be collecting used printer cartridges and cell phones outside of the school store on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday next week.  Students who bring in recyclables during this time will receive ROARS and will be entered in a raffle to win a T-shirt. Go Green!  

Students, this is just a reminder that the last day to buy a yearbook is April 25th. All orders must be placed online. Yearbooks will be delivered in June. For more information, please use the link for our April newsletter on our JML website.

We want to wish Ms. Britz the best of luck as she travels to Boston to run in the Boston Marathon on Monday! We will all be thinking of you!

 

April 16th, 2015

The LEO club is doing a hat drive this entire week for Ellie’s Hats that will be distributed to children in hospitals with cancer. You may donate a hat or $1 in your house office for a day pass to wear a hat in school today. The house team with the most hats will win a chance to have lunch outside. The last day to donate is Friday, April 17th. Staff, today you may also wear jeans and a hat by donating $1 for Ellie’s Hats. You can bring your money to Patty in the main office.


This is a reminder to all LEO Club reading buddies that there will be a reading buddies session tomorrow at Cardinal Ridge Elementary School.


Tickets to the SAC Social - Neon Night will be on sale this week at the table outside the 6th grade. The event will take place next Thursday, April 23rd, after school. Come and enjoy at great afternoon with your friends as you enjoy great food, dance to the DJ, play basketball and snap a selfie! Tickets are $5 or $3 with donated pair of shoes to our charity - Soles for Souls. We hope to see you there!


Our JML Spring musical performances of Alice @ Wonderland are Friday and Saturday this week. Friday showtime is at 7 pm. Saturday showtimes are 2 pm and 7 pm. Admission is $5 per person.


The library is still collecting books for the Loudoun Literacy Council. Any children’s or young adult books are needed. The grade that will have earned the most stars for reading and donating books, will get to see Mr. Slevin get stuck on reading, or taped on the wall. It is a close race, but 6th grade is in the lead as of now, come on 7th and 8th grade, let’s make this a battle till the end.


Congratulations to all of the Science Olympians who competed at the State Tournament last weekend!  Sydney S and Avery G won medals and came in 6th place for the Robo Cross event.  Our final Science Olympiad meeting will be next Thursday after school.


Students, this is just a reminder that the last day to buy a yearbook is April 25th. All orders must be placed online. Yearbooks will be delivered in June. For more information, please use the link for our April newsletter on our JML website.


We want to wish Ms. Britz the best of luck as she travels to Boston to run in the Boston Marathon on Monday! We will all be thinking of you!


Congratulations to our students of the month for March! Our character quality this month was achievement.


6th Grade

Rhinos: Angelina M, Griffin O

Tigers: Lauren T, David X

Pandas: Syeda H, Jake B


7th Grade

Anaconda: Laurianne R, Zach H

Jaguar: Megan S, LJ S

Toucan: Allie S, Rahul M


8th Grade

Penguins: Lydia C, Gabriel Y

Elephants: Emily S, Anish D

Zebras: Mackenzie N, Devon L


The character quality that we will be looking for next month will be responsibility!

 

April 15th, 2015

The LEO club is doing a hat drive this entire week for Ellie’s Hats that will be distributed to children in hospitals with cancer. You may donate a hat or $1 in your house office for a day pass to wear a hat in school today and tomorrow. The house team with the most hats will win a chance to have lunch outside. The last day to donate is Friday, April 17th. Staff, today and tomorrow you may also wear jeans and a hat by donating $1 for Ellie’s Hats. You can bring your money to Patty in the main office.


Tickets to the SAC Social - Neon Night will be on sale this week at the table outside the 6th grade. The event will take place next Thursday, April 23rd, after school. Come and enjoy at great afternoon with your friends as you enjoy great food, dance to the DJ, play basketball and snap a selfie! Tickets are $5 or $3 with donated pair of shoes to our charity - Soles for Souls. We hope to see you there!


Our JML Spring musical performances of Alice @ Wonderland are Friday and Saturday this week. Friday showtime is at 7 pm. Saturday showtimes are 2 pm and 7 pm. Admission is $5 per person.


Students, this is just a reminder that the last day to buy a yearbook is April 25th. All orders must be placed online. Yearbooks will be delivered in June. For more information, please use the link for our April newsletter on our JML website.

 

April 14th, 2015

Our JML Spring musical performances of Alice @ Wonderland are Friday and Saturday this week. Friday showtime is at 7 pm. Saturday showtimes are 2 pm and 7 pm. Admission is $5 per person.


The LEO club is doing a hat drive this entire week for Ellie’s Hats that will be distributed to children in hospitals with cancer. You may donate a hat or $1 in your house office for a day pass to wear a hat in school. The last day to donate is Friday, April 17th.


Students, this is just a reminder that the last day to buy a yearbook is April 25th. All orders must be placed online. Yearbooks will be delivered in June. For more information, please use the link for our April newsletter on our JML website.


We would like to congratulate the Class of 2019 class officers for Freedom High School next year!
President: Carolini B
Vice President: Matthew A
Secretary: Doria S

Treasurer: Moses H
Historian: Lara A

 

April 13th, 2015

6th grade students participating in the Math 6 SOL Blitz with Ms. Parikh and Ms. Patterson should report to room 615 promptly following dismissal today.


Our JML Spring musical performances of Alice @ Wonderland are Friday and Saturday this week. Friday showtime is at 7 pm. Saturday showtimes are 2 pm and 7 pm.


Congratulations to the K2 Stem Summit participants that competed at Foxcroft. 8th graders won 2 first place awards and the 6th graders tied for first with two other teams.


Thank you to Brooke, Josh and Sarah for our LEO club announcement this morning! The LEO club is doing a hat drive this entire week for Ellie’s Hats that will be distributed to children in hospitals with cancer. You may donate a hat or $1 in your house office for a day pass to wear a hat in school. The last day to donate is Friday, April 17th.


 

April 9th, 2015

Today is the first day of BYOT! Students, you should have already turned in your acceptable use policy forms signed by you and your parents. If you have not turned this in, you will not be able to participate in BYOT. Please be conscious of the policies as we go through the day. Your teachers will have the BYOT traffic lights posted in their classrooms. It is important to be aware of those throughout the day.


Today is a school wide filming day for the JML movie project.  Any student on the Do Not Photograph list must pick up an orange sticker in their house office immediately, this sticker must be worn on their left shoulder all day today.

Student please remember to be respectful of the equipment being used, only students authorized to film should be touching the equipment.  Keep in mind that anything inappropriate or purposely done to interfere with filming will not be in the movie and any student involved will be reported to their dean.  It should be a fun day, let’s do our best to make a great movie!!!


6th grade students participating in the Math 6 SOL Blitz with Ms. Parikh and Ms. Patterson should report to room 615 promptly following dismissal today.


Set design B will meet today


Green Club meets today – Thursday - after school in the hallway overlooking the boxed gardens.  See you there!  


Science Olympiad will meet this afternoon in room 708.  Students on the State Competition team will be preparing for their tournament this weekend.

 

April 8th, 2015

There will be a Leo Club meeting after school this Thursday in Mr. Basile’s room.  All Leo Club reading buddies should meet Friday at 7:50am at Cardinal Ridge.

 

Model UN is meeting today after school in room 712.  We will be preparing for our final conference of the year.

 

6th grade students participating in the Math 6 SOL blitz with Ms. Parikh and Ms. Patterson should report to room 615 promptly following dismissal.


Attention students who are interested in the Lion’s Run club with Mr. Newton and Ms. Gravatt. The club is for anyone who would like to run outdoors after school. We will meet every Wednesday in the hallway outside the gym and cafeteria. Be sure to bring your signed permission form on the first meeting day, today, Wednesday April 8th. Bring a water bottle, sneakers and wear appropriate outdoor clothing. See you there!


Any 7&8 grade boys interested in playing sports at Freedom High School, Mr. Snow and coaches from Freedom will be starting their fitness club to help students prepare for high school athletics. The next club meeting will be today, Wed April 8th.

 

April 7th, 2015

We are proud to announce that Alexandra H. came in 11th place in the Virginia State Geography Bee!  Congratulations, Alexandra.  Great Job, we are happy that you represented Lunsford in such a great way!


Attention students who are interested in the Lion’s Run club with Mr. Newton and Ms. Gravatt. The club is for anyone who would like to run outdoors after school. We will meet every Wednesday in the hallway outside the gym and cafeteria. Be sure to bring your signed permission form on the first meeting day, tomorrow, Wednesday April 8th. Bring a water bottle, sneakers and wear appropriate outdoor clothing. See you there!


Any 7&8 grade boys interested in playing sports at Freedom High School, Mr. Snow and coaches from Freedom will be starting their fitness club to help students prepare for high school athletics. The next club meeting will be tomorrow, Wed April 8th.

 

March 27, 2015

8th Grade Students – today is your Day at work Field Trip! All 8th graders need to report to their 1st block class for attendance before we dismiss for the field trip.


Thank you to everyone who came out to Moe’s last night for the Dining for a Difference Fundraiser. It was a HUGE success thanks to all of your support for the Dulles South Food Pantry.


Attention students who are interested in the Lion’s Run club with Mr. Newton and Ms. Gravatt. The club is for anyone who would like to run outdoors after school. We will meet every Wednesday in the hallway outside the gym and cafeteria. Be sure to bring your signed permission form on the first meeting day, Wednesday April 8th. Bring a water bottle, sneakers and wear appropriate outdoor clothing. See you there!


Any 7&8 grade boys interested in playing sports at Freedom High School, Mr. Snow and coaches from Freedom will be starting their fitness club to help students prepare for high school athletics. The next club meeting will be on Wed April 8th.


Congratulations to our awesome 8 (Steven B, Shreya K, Jessica L, Rachel M, Shruthi N, Mahima P, Eshaan R, and Megan T) for putting on a spectacular performance at the You Be The Chemist Local Challenge. Out of our 8 Lions, 4 advanced as the top 10 finalists for Loudoun County:  Steven B, Shreya K, Jessica L, and Shruthi N will be advancing to the YBTC State Challenge, which will be held in Suffolk, VA on Saturday, April 25. Well done!


 

March 26, 2015

Thank you to everyone who attended our Big Night Out last night, we hope you enjoyed the performances! Congratulations to all of our performers, cupcake wars contestants and staff who made the night special. You all did a great job! Thank you to Ms. Harris for her hard work in organizing the event.


We hope to see everyone at Moe’s tonight between 4:30-7:30 for a Dining for a Difference Fundraiser benefiting the Dulles South Food Pantry.   All proceeds from the night will go to help the Dulles South Food Pantry.  Please come out and support JML and the Dulles South Food Pantry.  It will be a night of fun, raffle prizes and a great way to help a good cause!   


Attention students who are interested in the Lion’s Run club with Mr. Newton and Ms. Gravatt. The club is for anyone who would like to run outdoors after school. We will meet every Wednesday in the hallway outside the gym and cafeteria. Be sure to bring your signed permission form on the first meeting day, Wednesday April 8th. Bring a water bottle, sneakers and wear appropriate outdoor clothing. See you there!


8th Grade Students – Friday is your Day at work Field Trip! If you have forgotten where you are visiting please see the Day at Work Groups poster in the 8th grade house area. All groups will be back from their “day at work” in time to eat lunch here at school with the exception of the Georges Mill Farm. If you are going to the Georges Mill Farm please make sure you are bringing your lunch on the trip. On Friday, all 8th graders will report to their 1st block class for attendance before we dismiss for the field trip.


At this time we would like to congratulate the Lego Robotics team on their outstanding accomplishments this year! The teams are each here with their coaches to present their trophies to the school and Ms. Garvey will be accepting them on behalf of JML.

 

March 25, 2015

Please join us for our Annual Big Night Out tonight @ 6:00pm! This event is a celebration of the arts and talents of JML students and is free for the whole family. Big Night Out will feature our Jazz Ensemble, Choir, Actor Factor Club, Strings, Guitar, Spring Musical, Lego Robotics, Book Fair, Cupcake Wars Contest, Teacher skit and much more. Concessions will be available for sale including pizza, Golly Waffles, candy, chips, and popcorn! Please note that this is not a drop off event.


Attention Model UN members. There will be no club meeting tomorrow, Wednesday March 25th. Our next meeting will be April 8.


15.9 Million - the number of children who are food insecure in America. The 7th graders are working to limit food insecurity in Loudoun County. We are sponsoring a food drive here at school all week. You can bring non-perishable food and non food items to your house office. Coming to the Big Night Out? We will be collecting items at the door and raffling away a gift card to one lucky donor. Please show your support to those who are in need here in our community.


Attention students who are interested in the Lion’s Run club with Mr. Newton and Ms. Gravatt. The club is for anyone who would like to run outdoors after school. We will meet every Wednesday in the hallway outside the gym and cafeteria. Be sure to bring your signed permission form on the first meeting day, Wednesday April 8th. Bring a water bottle, sneakers and wear appropriate outdoor clothing. See you there!


Also, I would like to acknowledge the following students, who will represent JML in the You Be The Chemist Local Challenge tomorrow night at Harper Park Middle School in Leesburg, VA.

Steven B

Shreya K

Jessica L

Rachel M

Shruthi N

Mahima P

Eshaan R

Megan T


The results of the J. Michael Lunsford Inaugural Black History Month Essay Contest winners are in and we would like to congratulate the following students:

In 8th grade, Robab N

In 6th grade, there was a 3 way tie for our finalist- Carly B, Radhika P, and Emily B.

In 6th grade we would also like to acknowledge our 6 honorable mention students:

Shreepa P

Claire J

Gerard G

Sonia J

Maddie G

Hanika P


8th Grade Students – Friday is your Day at work Field Trip! If you have forgotten where you are visiting please see the Day at Work Groups poster in the 8th grade house area. All groups will be back from their “day at work” in time to eat lunch here at school with the exception of the Georges Mill Farm. If you are going to the Georges Mill Farm please make sure you are bringing your lunch on the trip. On Friday, all 8th graders will report to their 1st block class for attendance before we dismiss for the field trip.

 

March 24, 2015

Please join us for our Annual Big Night Out tomorrow, Wednesday March 25th @ 6:00pm! This event is a celebration of the arts and talents of JML students and is free for the whole family. Big Night Out will feature our Jazz Ensemble, Choir, Actor Factor Club, Strings, Guitar, Spring Musical, Lego Robotics, Book Fair, Cupcake Wars Contest, Teacher skit and much more. Concessions will be available for sale including pizza, Golly Waffles, candy, chips, and popcorn! Please note that this is not a drop off event.


Attention Model UN members. There will be no club meeting tomorrow, Wednesday March 25th. Our next meeting will be April 8.


15.9 Million - the number of children who are food insecure in America. The 7th graders are working to limit food insecurity in Loudoun County. We are sponsoring a food drive here at school all week. You can bring non-perishable food and non food items to your house office. Coming to the Big Night Out? We will be collecting items at the door and raffling away a gift card to one lucky donor. Please show your support to those who are in need here in our community.


The 7th Grade students have been studying food insecurity in History.  They have been asked how to help others get food who need food in Loudoun County by specifically helping the Dulles South Food Pantry. Please join a team of 7th graders at Moe’s this Thursday between 4:30-7:30 for a Dining for a Difference Fundraiser, all proceeds will benefit the Dulles South Food Pantry.  It will be a night of fun, raffle prizes and a great way to help a good cause!   We hope to see everyone at Moe’s!


Of the 27 Step Up Loudoun entrants, 3 of the Lunsford groups won awards: Congratulations to Loudoun Health, FavorDiversity, and Club 20XX. The 20XX Club created a company called Forget Me Not which delivers gifts to folks in nursing homes who might otherwise be forgotten on holidays and special occasions.  The group got to present in front of a panel of judges which included our superintendent, Dr. Williams!

 

The JML participants are:

From 8th grade:

Melina W

Annika B

Hannah S

Logan M

Robab N

Rohan A

Samantha L

From 7th Grade:

Jaya T

From 6th Grade:

Ethan W

 
March 23, 2015

Rebecca F in 6th grade is the winner of the Library’s Read Across America Dr. Seuss Character Contest. Please come down to the library to get your gift certificate for the Book Fair!


Please join us for our Annual Big Night Out on Wednesday March 25th @ 6:00pm! This event is a celebration of the arts and talents of JML students and is free for the whole family. Big Night Out will feature our Jazz Ensemble, Choir, Actor Factor Club, Strings, Guitar, Spring Musical, Lego Robotics, Book Fair, Cupcake Wars Contest, Teacher skit and much more. Concessions will be available for sale including pizza, Golly Waffles, candy, chips, and popcorn! Please note that this is not a drop off event.    


The 7th Grade students have been studying food insecurity in History.  They have been asked how to help others get food who need food in Loudoun County by specifically helping the Dulles South Food Pantry. Please join a team of 7th graders at Moe’s this Thursday between 4:30-7:30 for a Dining for a Difference Fundraiser benefiting the Dulles South Food Pantry.   All proceeds from the night will go to help the Dulles South Food Pantry.  Please come out and support JML and the Dulles South Food Pantry.  It will be a night of fun, raffle prizes and a great way to help a good cause!   We hope to see everyone at Moe’s!


At this time, we would like to announce the students of the month for February. Our character quality this month was Ownership. As we announce your name, would you please report to the main office immediately following the announcements:

6th

Rhino: Sydney J, Ryan B

Tiger:  Mollee B, David K

Panda: Eileen B, Alex P

7th

Anaconda:Claire W, Jackson P

Jaguar: Abby D, Ethan V

Toucan: Lauren B, John G

8th

Penguin: Stephanie D, Mihir J

Elephant: Abby C, Rehan A

Zebra: Samantha S, Samaleh O

Congratulations to our February students of the month! Again, would those of you whose names we have just called, please head down to the main office at this time. The character quality that we will be looking for next month will be Responsibility.

 

March 19, 2015

We had a great time at our JML SUBWAY Spirit Nights last night.  We hope everyone will join us tonight from 4-8 pm at either South Riding SUBWAY location. The school will receive 10% of all proceeds. Larry the Lion will be making an appearance and any student who happens to be there when Larry is there will receive a ROAR ticket for supporting JML. We hope to see everyone at SUBWAY.  


Are you an awesome baker or decorator? Sign up for our CupCake Wars contest taking place during our annual Big Night Out on March 25th!  Winners from the following categories will receive a prize: Best JML Themed Cupcake, Best Middle School Themed Cupcake, Best Tasting Cupcake, Best Overall Cupcake​. Please see your house secretary to receive an entry form. ​


Do you like cookies, cakes and muffins? If you do then come Giant on Market Square South Riding on Saturday March 21st from 12-4pm! All the profits will go to Dulles South Food Pantry!


Congratulations to the following Pi-Day winners:

6th grade: Brooke H - memorized 137 digits

7th grade: Noah V - memorized 173 digits

8th grade: Robab N - memorized 107 digits

Please see your house secretary for a pizza party pass!

 
March 18, 2015

Are you an awesome baker or decorator? Sign up for our CupCake Wars contest taking place during our annual Big Night Out on March 25th!  Winners from the following categories will receive a prize: Best JML Themed Cupcake, Best Middle School Themed Cupcake, Best Tasting Cupcake, Best Overall Cupcake​. Please see your house secretary to receive an entry form. ​


We hope to see everyone at our JML SUBWAY Spirit Nights tonight and tomorrow from 4-8 pm. 6th graders are encouraged to come tonight and 7/8 th graders are encouraged to come tomorrow. However, all are welcome to attend either or both nights. You can visit either South Riding SUBWAY location. The school will receive 10% of all proceeds. Larry the Lion will be making an appearance and any student who happens to be there when Larry is there will receive a ROAR ticket for supporting JML. We hope to see everyone at SUBWAY.


Jazz Band meets today at 3:30pm in the band room for all members.

March 17, 2015
 Are you an awesome baker or decorator? Sign up for our CupCake Wars contest taking place during our annual Big Night Out on March 25th! Winners from the following categories will receive a prize: Best JML Themed Cupcake, Best Middle School Themed Cupcake, Best Tasting Cupcake, Best Overall Cupcake. Please see your house secretary to receive an entry form.
 
Attention Lions, if you are interested in telling your story on camera for the movie project, you must sign up for a time in the bubble. The sign up form will only be open through today! Go to the JML website, in the headlines menu click on the Lunsford Movie Project to find the link to the sign up sheet.
 
We hope to see everyone at our JML SUBWAY Spirit Nights tomorrow and Thursday from 4-8 pm. 6th graders are encouraged to come tomorrow and 7/8 th graders are encouraged to come on Thurs. However, all are welcome to attend either or both nights. You can visit either South Riding SUBWAY location. The school will receive 10% of all proceeds. Larry the Lion will be making an appearance and any student who happens to be there when Larry is there will receive a ROAR ticket for supporting JML. Please come out and support our school! We hope to see everyone at SUBWAY. 
 
March 16, 2015

Are you an awesome baker or decorator? Sign up for our CupCake Wars contest taking place during our annual Big Night Out on March 25th!  Winners from the following categories will receive a prize: Best JML Themed Cupcake, Best Middle School Themed Cupcake, Best Tasting Cupcake, Best Overall Cupcake​. Please see your house secretary to receive an entry form. ​


Attn JML students interested in appearing on camera for the movie project.  The first phase of the project has begun and its called 'the bubble'.  The bubble will be a closed room where just you and the camera are there.  You would be able to tell your story about bullying, mistreatment or just talk about your feelings about how bullying affects kids.  We encourage you to be candid and honest.  All film will be viewed and edited by the producer. If you are interested in talking in the bubble, go to the JML website, find the Lunsford Movie Project in the headlines menu and follow the instructions to fill out the google form.  Once you have signed up you will be sent a pass to visit the bubble at a specific time.


This Friday and Saturday Lunsford's Model UN team participated in their third Model UN conference hosted by Langley High School. Congratulations to all delegates who participated, you've worked hard and made your school proud! A special congratulations to the French delegation, represented by Eshaan R and Patrick D, who received the Verbal Commendation Award.


Congratulations to Lunsford's Band 8 for earning Superior Ratings at this past weekend's Virginia State Concert Band Performance Assessment. You were truly one of the most outstanding bands of the day.


Congratulations to these two 8th graders for receiving an outstanding educational award for the Scholastic Arts & Writing Competition!

Student:  Shreya K    Category: Photography    Medal:  Silver Key

Student:  Gina N       Category: Poetry             Medal:  Silver Key

 

March 13, 2015

Are you an awesome baker or decorator? Sign up for our CupCake Wars contest taking place during our annual Big Night Out on March 25th!  Winners from the following categories will receive a prize: Best JML Themed Cupcake, Best Middle School Themed Cupcake, Best Tasting Cupcake, Best Overall Cupcake​. Please see your house secretary to receive an entry form. ​


Help us celebrate Pi-Day! Memorize as many digits of this never ending number as you can and enter the competition with your math teachers. The student who can memorize the most digits per grade will receive a prize.

 

Attn JML students interested in appearing on camera for the movie project.  The first phase of the project has begun and its called 'the bubble'.  The bubble will be a closed room where just you and the camera are there.  You would be able to tell your story about bullying, mistreatment or just talk about your feelings about how bullying affects kids.  We encourage you to be candid and honest.  All film will be viewed and edited by the producer.

If you are interested in talking in the bubble, go to the JML website, find the Lunsford Movie Project in the headlines menu and follow the instructions to fill out the google form.  Once you have signed up you will be sent a pass to visit the bubble at a specific time. 


All County Guitar students should meet in Mr. Lutter's room following these announcements.

 

March 10th, 2015 
Help us celebrate Pi-Day! Memorize as many digits of this never ending number as you can and enter the competition with your math teachers. The student who can memorize the most digits per grade will receive a prize. 
March 9, 2015

The MathCounts team took 4th place at the regional competition on Saturday. The team included Omkar K, Shreya K, Jessica L, and Mahima P. Individual finalists are Omkar K, Danny M, Nikhil P and Eshaan R. Other team members include Irene K, Vedant G, Satya P and alternates Shruthi N and Soumya M. Congratulations to you all! This is a wonderful accomplishment! Be sure to look for your team trophy in the display case outside the main office.


We would like to congratulate the JML Science Olympiad teams on their performance at our Regional Tournament yesterday!

The Blue team won 1st place for Wheeled Vehicle

The Silver team won 3rd place for Bridge Building

The Blue team also metaled in Simple Machines, Picture This, and Green Generation

The Silver team also metaled in Fossils and Anatomy & Physiology

Our school won a trophy for 5th place overall out of 16 Division B schools.  Way to go Science Olympians!


Congratulations to Alexandra H!  After winning the Lunsford Geography Bee, Alexandra took a challenging written test and recorded one of the top 100 scores in the state of Virginia!  She has qualified for the state championship and will represent Lunsford at the Virginia Geography Bee at Longwood University on March 27.  Great job Alexandra and good luck at states!


Congratulations to the following 8 students, who will represent JML in the You Be The Chemist Challenge!

 1. Rachel M
2. Steven B
3. Megan T
4. Jessica L
5. Mahima P
6. Eshaan R
7. Shruthi N
8. Shreya K 
The YBTC Local Challenge has been rescheduled (due to the weather) and will be held on Wednesday, March 25th at Harper Park Middle School. Great job, Lions!
 

Both Panther and Tiger Strings received straight superiors from the Virginia Band and Orchestra Director's District 16 State Orchestra Assessment on Saturday, March 7 at Belmont Ridge MS.

 

March 3, 2015

Thank you to everyone who came out for our LEO club movie night on Friday!


Congratulations to the JML Odyssey of the Mind team for winning first place at the Regional 14 Tournament this past weekend.  The "Royal Pains", won Division II, Problem 3 "Pandora's Box" and will go to the State Tournament in April. Team members Amanda W, Angelina T, Ankita S, Cassie T, Kirti S, Reva K, and Rhea K did a great job bringing their creativity and hard work to life!


In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday on Monday, Read Across America Week begins, stop by the library for some fun activities!


The You Be the Chemist qualifying exam has been rescheduled for tomorrow, March 4th immediately after school.


Students don’t forget to stop by your house office to pick up your interims if you were absent on Friday.

 

February 27, 2015

We hope to see you tonight with your friends and family to come watch Big Hero 6 in the JML auditorium. This event is sponsored by the LEO club and all money raised will go to the Umbrella Foundation. The cost of admission is $3 per person and popcorn, candy, and drinks will be sold as well.  The movie will start at 7pm!


Don’t forget that Read Across America Week begins on Monday, stop by the library for some great activities, a photobooth and lunch webcasts with Usher and Taylor Swift!


8th graders who are taking the NAEP test, do not bring anything with you. After you check in with your 1st block teacher for attendance, please report to the cafeteria.

 

February 25, 2015

SAC is sponsoring a school spirit week this week:  

Today, Wednesday, 2/25 is Wacky Hair/Hat

Thursday, 2/26 is Neon Day

Friday, 2/27 is Culture Day


Make plans for this Friday night February 27th with your friends and family to come watch Big Hero 6 in the JML auditorium. This event is sponsored by the LEO club and all money raised will go to the Umbrella Foundation. The cost of admission is $3 per person and popcorn, candy, and drinks will be sold as well.  The movie will start at 7pm! We hope to see you there!

 
Thank you to Robab N and Rohan A for our Step Up Loudoun/Loudoun Health announcement this morning! 

 

February 24, 2015

SAC is sponsoring a school spirit week this week:  

Today, Tuesday, 2/24 is Tacky Day

Wednesday, 2/25 is Wacky Hair/Hat

Thursday, 2/26 is Neon Day

Friday, 2/27 is Culture Day


Make plans for this Friday night February 27th with your friends and family to come watch Big Hero 6 in the JML auditorium. This event is sponsored by the LEO club and all money raised will go to the Umbrella Foundation. The cost of admission is $3 per person and popcorn, candy, and drinks will be sold as well.  The movie will start at 7pm! We hope to see you there!


 

February 23, 2015

SAC is sponsoring a school spirit week this week:  

Tomorrow, Tuesday, 2/24 is Tacky Day

Wednesday, 2/25 is Wacky Hair/Hat

Thursday, 2/26 is Neon Day

Friday, 2/27 is Culture Day



Make plans for this Friday night February 27th with your friends and family to come watch Big Hero 6 in the JML auditorium. This event is sponsored by the LEO club and all money raised will go to the Umbrella Foundation. The cost of admission is $3 per person and popcorn, candy, and drinks will be sold as well.  The movie will start at 7pm! We hope to see you there!


If you have any Box Tops for the Box Top contest, please turn them into the house office today.  As always, Box Tops may be turned in at any time but the contest officially ends today.


Thank you to Logan M for our Black History announcement!


Thank you to Rohan A and Robab N for our Loudoun Health/Step Up Loudoun announcement! 

 
February 19, 2015
Don’t forget to turn in your Box Tops to the school store or house office by tomorrow to earn a roar ticket for every 10 Box Tops that you turn in.  All box tops must be submitted with your name, grade, team, and total amount of box tops. Thank you for supporting JML!

 

February 13th, 2015

Thank you to everyone who came out for our Dominos Pizza spirit nights to support JML!


Don’t forget to clip Box Tops this weekend for the contest!  You can turn them in before school to the school store or house office and earn a roar for every 10 Box Tops!  THE TOP 10 STUDENTS FROM EACH TEAM WILL EARN 20 BONUS ROARS!


Our Black History announcement today was made by Ethan W! Great job Ethan!

 

February 12th, 2015

Jazz Band meets today at 3:30pm in the band room for all members.


Our JML Domino’s Pizza Spirit Night is tonight from 4:00-8:00 pm. Domino’s Pizza will donate 20% of all proceeds directly to our school whether you carry out or have it delivered! If you pick up your pizza when Larry the Lion is there, you will receive a ROAR for supporting the school! Please note  - you will need to complete a short form for the school to get credit for your purchase.  The form along with coupons can be found on the school website.  Domino’s will also have extra forms with the drivers and at the restaurant as well. Thank you for supporting JML!


Don’t forget to turn in your Box Tops to the school store or house office to earn a roar ticket for every 10 Box Tops that you turn in through Feb. 20!  All box tops must be submitted with your name, grade, team, and total amount of box tops. Thank you for supporting the school!


The next FACS Club Meeting will be on February 18th.


Attention all LEO club members: We will be having a LEO club meeting in Mr. Basile's room after school today. Please make plans to attend.


Science Olympiad competition teams will meet today in room 708.  Any club members who want to be alternates are also welcome to attend.


Attention Green club students, just a reminder that there is a meeting today after school.  Today, we will be meeting in Mr. Payton's Room - #612 at the back of the 6th grade house.  See you there!


 

February 11th, 2015

JML Domino’s Pizza Spirit Nights are tonight and tomorrow from 4:00-8:00 pm.

Sixth grade is encouraged to carry out or order for delivery tonight and 7th and 8th grades are encouraged to carry out or order for delivery tomorrow but you can carry out or order for delivery either or both nights if you like! Domino’s Pizza will donate 20% of all proceeds directly to our school whether you carry out or have it delivered! If you pick up your pizza when Larry the Lion is there, you will receive a ROAR for supporting the school! Please note  - you will need to complete a short form for the school to get credit for your purchase.  The form along with coupons can be found on the school website.  Domino’s will also have extra forms with the drivers and at the restaurant as well. Thank you for supporting JML!



Don’t forget to turn in your Box Tops to the school store or house office to earn a roar ticket for every 10 Box Tops that you turn in through Feb. 20!  All box tops must be submitted with your name, grade, team, and total amount of box tops.  Please do not send in expired Box Tops.



Lion’s Pride Club will meet today after school in room 715.


Attention Green Club students, just a reminder that Green Club will be meeting Thursday after school in room 612.


Science Olympiad competition teams will meet this week on Thursday afternoon in room 708.  Any club members who want to be alternates are also welcome to attend.


There will be a Model UN meeting today after school in Ms. Nguyen's room. Please be prepared to present your persuasive speech beforehand. We will also be preparing for our next conference.


SAC will be meeting after school in the cafeteria today. Please join us as we vote on themes for spirit week.


The next FACS Club Meeting will be on February 18th. Can you add it to the list posted in the house offices and on the website? Thanks!


Attention all LEO club members: We will be having a LEO club meeting in Mr. Basile's room after school on Thursday. Please make plans to attend.

 

 
February 10th, 2015
JML Domino’s Pizza Spirit Nights are tomorrow and Thursday from 4:00-8:00 pm.

Sixth grade is encouraged to carry out or order for delivery tomorrow and 7th and 8th grades are encouraged to carry out or order for delivery on Thurs. but you can carry out or order for delivery either or both nights if you like! Domino’s Pizza will donate 20% of all proceeds directly to our school whether you carry out or have it delivered! If you pick up your pizza when Larry the Lion is there, you will receive a ROAR for supporting the school! Please note  - you will need to complete a short form for the school to get credit for your purchase.  The form along with coupons can be found on the school website.  Domino’s will also have extra forms with the drivers and at the restaurant as well. Thank you for supporting JML!


Just a reminder to clip and count Box Tops and bring them in a plastic bag or envelope with your name, grade, team, as well as total number box tops enclosed. Expired box tops will not be accepted! Drop off your box tops at the Lions’ Den school store or house office through Feb. 20 and earn a roar ticket for every 10 box tops you submit!  



At this time, we would like to announce the students of the month for January. Our character quality this month was Respect. As we announce your name, would you please report to the main office immediately following the announcements:

6th

Rhino: Katherine P, Luca L

Tiger: Lin S, Erik L

Panda: Eileen C, Zach F

7th

Anaconda: Hannah K, Varun L

Jaguar: Makayla L, Bennett R

Toucan: Helen K, Josh T

8th

Penguin: Catalina R, Matthew A

Elephant: Mary Kate H, Ben G

Zebra: Grace P, Jason B

Congratulations to our January students of the month! Again, would those of you whose names we have just called, please head down to the main office at this time. The character quality that we will be looking for next month will be Ownership


Lion’s Pride Club will meet Wednesday, February 11th after school in room 715.


Attention Green Club students, just a reminder that Green Club will be meeting Thursday after school in room 612.


Science Olympiad competition teams will meet this week on Thursday afternoon in room 708.  Any club members who want to be alternates are also welcome to attend


There will be a Model UN meeting Wednesday after school in Ms. Nguyen's room. Please be prepared to present your persuasive speech beforehand. We will also be preparing for our next conference.


SAC will be meeting after school in the cafeteria on 2/11. Please join us as we vote on themes for spirit week.

 

February 9th, 2015

The Box Tops Blitz is going strong thanks to all of you! JML collected over 2,000 Box Tops last week!  Keep up the good work!

Remember, all you need to do is clip and count box tops – put in a plastic bag or envelope with your name, grade, team, as well as total number box tops enclosed. Expired box tops will not be accepted!

Drop off your box tops at the Lions’ Den school store or house office through Feb. 20 and earn a roar ticket for every 10 box tops you submit!  Every Box Top helps so please send them in!

THE TOP 10 STUDENTS FROM EACH TEAM WILL EARN 20 BONUS ROARS!

 

JML is having two Spirit Nights this week from 4:00-8:00 pm at Domino‘s Pizza.

Sixth grade is encouraged to carry out or order for delivery on Wed. and 7th and 8th grades are encouraged to carry out or order for delivery on Thurs. but you can carry out or order for delivery either or both nights if you like!

Domino’s Pizza will donate 20% of all proceeds directly to our school whether you carry out or have it delivered!  This is a great way to support JML!

If you pick up your pizza when Larry the Lion is there, you will receive a ROAR for supporting the school!

Please note  - you will need to complete a short form for the school to get credit for your purchase.  The form along with coupons can be found on the school website.  Domino’s will also have extra forms with the drivers and at the restaurant as well.


Congratulations to the JML Chess Club for winning second place in the overall team competition at the Ashburn Chess Bowl this past weekend.  The team, comprised of members of the chess club, did an excellent job winning 21 games all together.  Way to go Justin A, Rohan M, Justin P, Weston B, Jacob F, Vishnu P, Abhirama R, Sourish V, and Shrisha Y.  Additional Congratulations go to Justin P who went undefeated and placed second in the individual competition in the Intermediate Division.   Go Lions!


Congratulations to the 17 Lunsford band students who participated in this year’s Virginia All-District 16 band. This is the largest number ever accepted from Lunsford; it is also the largest group of students who attended from any one of the 15 middle schools represented in our county and district. Way to go!


And now we will have a Black History month announcement from Annika B!

 

February 6th, 2015

The results of the 2015 Tech Ed CO2 Dragster challenge are in:

 

Honorable mentions for "Best in Show" goes to Hannah M for her "Blinged in Pink" Dragster.

Also for "Most Original Design" to Dane S for his car known as "The Penguin"

First Place for fastest dragster goes to Seshadri K with a time of 1.159 seconds which equates to a speed of 38.2 MPH

Bear in mind, the race is 65 feet, and these cars go from start to finish in less than a second and a half!

Second Place goes to Scott M, with a time of 1.187 seconds and 37.3 MPH

And Third Place goes to Andrew A, with a time of 1.220 seconds and 36.3 MPH

Congratulations to these outstanding Lunsford students!! We posted some outstanding times this year established some records which will be a challenge to beat in upcoming years!



Don’t forget to clip Box Tops this weekend for the contest!  You can turn them in before school to the school store or house office and earn a roar for every 10 Box Tops!  THE TOP 10 STUDENTS FROM EACH TEAM WILL EARN 20 BONUS ROARS!

 

February 5th, 2015

Congratulations to the 17 Lunsford band students who were accepted by audition into this year's Virginia All-District 16 Band. This is the largest number ever accepted from Lunsford; it is also the largest group of students attending from any one of the 15 middle schools represented in our county and district. These students are reminded to report to directly to the Champe HS auditorium at or before 6:15pm this evening with all equipment.


Don’t forget to turn in your Box Tops to the school store or house office to earn a roar ticket for every 10 Box Tops that you turn in through Feb. 20!  All box tops must be submitted with your name, grade, team, and total amount of box tops. Thank you for supporting the school!

 

February 4th, 2015

Congratulations to Ms. Caravan and her strings 6 students for an outstanding performance last night! We are very proud of you!


Congratulations to Melissa A-she has had her writing published in the Northern Virginia Writing Project’s annual anthology of exemplary student writing from George Mason University. A total of 63 pieces were selected from 128 submissions. Each submitted piece was read and ranked by other Teacher Consultants of the NVWP. Way to go Melissa!


Our Box Tops contest is off to a great start!  Don’t forget to turn in your Box Tops to the school store or house office to earn a roar ticket for every 10 Box Tops that you turn in through Feb. 20!  All box tops must be submitted with your name, grade, team, and total amount of box tops.   Please do not send in expired Box Tops.   


The YBTC (You Be The Chemist) Information Meeting is tonight at 7 PM in the JML cafeteria.


Students, did you know that this week is National Counselors Week? To show your appreciation for our awesome counselors, please stop by their office and write a thought about “why you appreciate your counselor” on the poster located outside their door. Thank you to Ms. Simpson, Ms. Kenworthy, Ms. Harper and Ms. Calderone for all of their hard work. We appreciate you!


Thank you to Ethan W for making our first Black History announcement of the month today, you did an outstanding job!


French club will meet today after school.


A new after school club, JOY, is starting today. It is in Mrs. Malam's room in the eighth grade house, room 818. In this club, we will be having a Bible study for anyone who would like to join. You can get a permission slip from your house office, school office, or from Mrs. Malam or Mrs. Kapp. Please return it during the first meeting of this club.


Science Olympiad club will meet tomorrow after school in room 708.


The Lion’s Pride Club will meet today after school in Ms. Simpson’s office.


Knitting Club will meet tomorrow, Thursday, in the library. Please remember to bring your supplies.


Attention all LEO club members: Please remember the LEO club induction ceremony is this Thursday night at 7pm in the cafeteria. Please arrive by 6:45pm. All officers need to arrive at 6:30pm. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Chudy or Mr. Basile.


Set Design A has a meeting Wednesday in Art 2.


Open gym will be cancelled tomorrow morning.


Coding Club meets today in labs 1 and 3.


Battle of the Books will meet in the library today after school.

 

February 3, 2015

Attention French club members: your next meeting will be tomorrow. Please mark this date on your calendars to attend.


A new after school club, JOY, is starting tomorrow. It is in Mrs. Malam's room in the eighth grade house, room 818. In this club, we will be having a Bible study for anyone who would like to join. You can get a permission slip from your house office, school office, or from Mrs. Malam or Mrs. Kapp. Please return it during the first meeting of this club.


Just a reminder that the Box Tops Blitz has started.

Clip and count box tops – put in a plastic bag or envelope with your name, grade, team, as well as total number box tops enclosed. Expired box tops will not be accepted!

Drop off your box tops at the Lions’ Den school store or house office through Feb. 20 and earn a roar ticket for every 10 box tops you submit!  Every Box Top helps so please send them in!

THE TOP 10 STUDENTS FROM EACH TEAM WILL EARN 20 BONUS ROARS!


The YBTC (You Be The Chemist) Information Meeting is tomorrow at 7 PM in the JML cafeteria.


Science Olympiad club will meet this Thursday after school in room 708.


We would like to congratulate the following students for being selected to represent JML at this year’s Virginia All-District 16 Band Festival:

Melissa A, Andrew B, Ethan C, Ben G, Irene K, Bikram K, Julian L, Jessica L, Jei Hoon O, Matthew R, Megan S, Joshua T, Nicholas U, Ethan V, Dhruva V, Michelle W, Timothy Y, Gabriel Y

 

February 2, 2015 

Attention French club members: your next meeting will be on Wednesday. Please mark this date on your calendars to attend.


A new after school club, JOY, is starting this Wednesday, February 4. It is in Mrs. Malam's room in the eighth grade house, room 818. In this club, we will be having a Bible study for anyone who would like to join. You can get a permission slip from your house office, school office, or from Mrs. Malam or Mrs. Kapp. Please return it during the first meeting of this club."


The Box Tops Blitz starts today and the competition is on!  

Clip and count box tops – put in a plastic bag or envelope with your name, grade, team, as well as total number box tops enclosed. Expired box tops will not be accepted!

Drop off your box tops at the Lions’ Den school store or house office through Feb. 20 and earn a roar ticket for every 10 box tops you submit!  Every Box Top helps so please send them in!

THE TOP 10 STUDENTS FROM EACH TEAM WILL EARN 20 BONUS ROARS!

 
January 30th, 2015 
 

Attention Lions who are participating in the movie project, don't forget the movie making seminar is today at 3:15, if you haven't turned in your permission form, you must turn it in to your house office before the seminar!


Attention French club members: your next meeting will be on Wednesday, Feb 4th. Please mark this date on your calendars to attend.


Congratulations to Mr. Steffens, Mr. Manning and honor band 6 students for an outstanding performance last night!


Don’t forget to CLIP and COUNT BOX TOPS this weekend and put in a plastic bag or envelope with your name, grade, team, as well as total number Box Tops enclosed and bring to school starting Monday!  You can drop off to your house office or the school store.  You will receive 1 Roar for every 10 Box Tops!

January 29th, 2015

Attention all LEO club members: we will be having a LEO club meeting today after school in Mr. Basile's room. We will be finalizing details for our movie night so please make plans to attend!!


Attention SAC members: you are re-taking the SAC photo tomorrow morning.  Please meet in Mrs. Iezzi's room 620 at 8:25 am for the picture.


Attention Lions who are participating in the movie project, don't forget the movie making seminar is tomorrow at 3:15, if you haven't turned in your permission form, you must turn it in to your house office before the seminar!


Attention French club members: your next meeting will be on Wednesday, Feb 4th. Please mark this date on your calendars to attend.


Honor band 6 performance is tonight at 7 pm. Good luck students!

 

The Box Tops Blitz competition starts Monday, Feb. 2.  We want to see how many Box Tops JML can collect!

Students will earn a Roar ticket for every 10 Box Tops they submit!

THE TOP 10 STUDENTS FROM EACH TEAM WILL EARN 20 BONUS ROARS!

CLIP and COUNT BOX TOPS – put in a plastic bag or envelope with your name, grade, team, and total number Box Tops enclosed.

Expired Box Tops will not be accepted and your information must be on your plastic bag/envelope. DROP OFF BOX TOPS at the LIONS’ DEN School Store OR House Office before school prior to February 20.

Box Tops really add up and help the school. We raised $597 from Box Tops in the fall, so please send them in!

 

 
January 28th, 2015 

Attention all LEO club members: We will be having a LEO club meeting on Thursday after school in Mr. Basile's room. We will be finalizing details for our movie night so please make plans to attend!!


Attention all Lunsford Model UN members. There will be an important Model UN meeting after school in Ms. Nguyen's room (Rm 712). We will be discussing our upcoming spring conferences and taking club photos. Please make plans to attend.


Lion’s Pride will meet this afternoon in room 715.


Attention Basketball Club Members: Due to last Wednesday's snow, today's basketball club will feature last week's western conference games. Teams in the East may still attend Basketball Club, but today's will feature the West's games. Again, today will be a Western Conference Game Day.


Set Design B will have a meeting in Art 2 this afternoon


IXL Club will meet today after school in Lab 4.

 
January 23rd, 2015

Attention all seventh-grade band students: You will be recording the concert today during your normal band block. At the beginning of your block, please report directly to the band room. You will not report to resource or Spectrum today unless a teacher has told you otherwise. Again, at the start of your band block, please report directly to the band room; do not go to resource or Spectrum today. Thank you!



The Science Olympiad club would like to thank the participants and volunteers of yesterday's Building Events Competition!  We had an amazing display of student ingenuity and engineering!  Congratulations to the following winners:

 

For Bridge Building, first place went to Ryan K. and Anup S., second place went to Sai P. and Kanha J., and third place went to Siddhardh B..

For Elastic Lunched Glider, first place went to Meenakshi K., second place went to Tanushri Y., and third place went to Grace M..  

For Simple Machines, first place went to Grace M. and second place went to Ethan C.

Our next Science Olympiad club meeting will be next Thursday, January 29.  See you there Science Olympians!

 
January 22nd, 2015
 

The Science Olympiad Building Events Competition will be held today from 3:30-5:30pm.  You MUST have a signed permission slip to stay for this event.  Our next Science Olympiad club meeting will be held after school on Thursday, January 29 in room 708.


Attention Model U.N. members, please check Google Classroom and see one of the club sponsors about important information about upcoming conferences.  If you are interested in attending a conference, we will need your permission form and money as soon as possible.


Attention SAC members! Please meet in room 620, Mrs. Iezzi's room, Friday morning at 8:30 AM for our club photo. See you there!


Volleyball registration with Dulles Youth has begun.  If interested, please pick up a flyer in your house office.


Band 8 trombones meet in the band room at 3:30pm today.

January 20th, 2015

Attention Lions, did you sign up to participate in the JML Movie Project? Well if you did you must come to the Movie Making workshop hosted by the owner of the production studio.  He will be explaining how each job works and we will make final determinations on who will participate in the project and with what job. If you signed up already, your parents received a permission slip via email, please bring those completed forms to your house secretary as soon as possible. If you didn’t get the form from your parents, please pick one up in your house office. This is a required meeting for students who have signed up to participate in the movie project, ONLY students who have already signed up will be allowed to attend.


Attention SAC members! Please meet in the front of the auditorium on Thursday morning at 8:30 AM for our club photo. See you there!


There will be a Model UN meeting tomorrow after school in Ms. Nguyen's room. All members please make arrangements to attend.


Lion Pride’s Club will meet tomorrow afternoon in room 715.


The Science Olympiad Building Events Competition will be held on Thursday, January 22 from 3:30-5:30pm.  You MUST have a signed permission slip to stay for this event.  Our next Science Olympiad club meeting will be held after school on Thursday, January 29 in room 708.

January 16th, 2015

The 2015 Lunsford Geography Bee took place yesterday afternoon.  Here are the results:

in 3rd Place - Arnav K

in 2nd Place - Nicolas C

and our 2015 Lunsford Geography Bee champion is . . . Alexandra H!!!

Congratulations to Alexandra!



At this time, we would like to announce the students of the month for December. Our character quality this month was Responsibility. As we announce your name, would you please report to the main office immediately following the announcements:

6th

Rhino: Lainey P, Evan B

Tiger: Hanika P, Joshua L

Panda: Maeleigh M, Reed H

7th

Anaconda: Sierra M, Mohamed D

Jaguar: ​Meher B, Vinay V

Toucan: Nina H, Hunter P

8th

Penguin: Sara A, Sam W

Elephant: Alli S, Bryce M

Zebra: Reiley P, Devin V

 

Congratulations to our December students of the month! Again, would those of you whose names we have just called, please head down to the main office at this time. The character quality that we will be looking for next month will be Respect.

 

Attention Lions, did you sign up to participate in the JML Movie Project? Well if you did you must come to the Movie Making workshop hosted by the owner of the production studio.  He will be explaining how each job works and we will make final determinations on who will participate in the project and with what job. If you signed up already, your parents received a permission slip via email, please bring those completed forms to your house secretary as soon as possible. If you didn’t get the form from your parents, please pick one up in your house office. This is a required meeting for students who have signed up to participate in the movie project, ONLY students who have already signed up will be allowed to attend.


The Science Olympiad Building Events Competition will be held on Thursday, January 22 from 3:30-5:30pm.  You MUST have a signed permission slip to stay for this event.  Our next Science Olympiad club meeting will be held after school on Thursday, January 29 in room 708.

 
January 15th, 2015

Lunsford will hold its 4th Annual Spelling Bee this morning. Good luck to our participants today: Charles C, Tejarsh S, Ankit K, Pooja B, Jasmine B, Aditya H, Zhiyuan L, Jonah K, Omkar K, Irene K, Karthik R, Megan T, Sydney S, Rachel M, Varun L, Chiraag P, Michelle W, Manasa C, Shanthana B, Abhirama R, Shruthi N, Ethan C, Sia R, and Pranav S. At this time we invite these students to please report to the front of the auditorium.


Attention all LEO Club reading buddies: there will be a reading buddies session tomorrow morning at 7:45 am at Cardinal Ridge Elementary School. Please make arrangements for transportation. Any questions see Ms. Nguyen in room 712.


Band 8 flutes, oboes, and percussion meet for section rehearsals after school today in the band room.


Attention all LEO club members: We will be having a LEO club meeting on today after school in Mr. Basile's room. Please make plans to attend!

 

The Lunsford Geography Bee will be held after school today in the library.  The 12 finalists are: Ashwin U, Reed L, Ankit K, Nathan L, Tejarsh S,  Justin A, Paul J, Nicolas C, Alexandra H,  Gabriel Y, Nikhil P, and Arnav K​. Finalists should report to the library immediately after school.  Good luck!

 

Attention Lions, did you sign up to participate in the JML Movie Project? Well if you did you must come to the Movie Making workshop hosted by the owner of the production studio.  He will be explaining how each job works and we will make final determinations on who will participate in the project and with what job. 

If you signed up already, your parents received a permission slip via email, please bring those completed forms to your house secretary as soon as possible. If you didn’t get the form from your parents, please pick one up in your house office.

This is a required meeting for students who have signed up to participate in the movie project, ONLY students who have already signed up will be allowed to attend.

 
January 14th, 2015
 

Lunsford will hold its 4th Annual Spelling Bee tomorrow morning. Staff and students, please wear Black and Yellow tomorrow to support students participating. It will BEE amazing!


Set Design "A"  will be meeting after school today in Art 2.


There will be no SAC meeting after school on 1/14 (today), please make arrangements to go home as usual.


FACS club will meet today to make up for last week's meeting. We will also meet next week on Wednesday, January 21st, as planned.


The Science Olympiad Building Events Competition will be held on Thursday, January 22 from 3:30-5:30pm.  You MUST have a signed permission slip to stay for this event.  Our next Science Olympiad club meeting will be held after school on Thursday, January 29 in room 708.


IXL Club will meet after school today in Lab 4.


This year’s PTA Reflections Theme is “The World Would Be A Better Place If… “.   19 entries were submitted by JML students.  Congratulations to the following participants and first place winners (who move on to the Hunt District level for judging):

Literature:  Samuel V. (First Place), Shruthi N. (Second), Pooja B. (Third), Chiraag P.; Darcie J., Shrisha Y. (2 entries), and Annsley H.

For Film Production:  Kirti S. (First Place) and Doria S. (Second).

For Photography:  Shreya K. (First Place), Catherine X. (Second) and Chiraag P. (Third).

For Visual Arts:  Daniel C. (First Place), Zhiyuan L. (Second), Margaret W. (Third), Chiraag P., Hanika P. and Dhruv P.

Thank you to Wendy B. (photography),  Lisa H. (visual arts), Sarah S. (literature), and Scott P. (film production) for judging the entries.  

January 13th, 2015

Lunsford will hold its 4th Annual Spelling Bee Thursday Morning. Staff and students, please wear Black and Yellow this Thursday to support students participating. It will BEE amazing!


Set Design "A"  will be meeting Wednesday afternoon in Art 2.


There will be no SAC meeting after school on 1/14, please make arrangements to go home as usual.


FACS club will meet this week Wednesday, January 14th to make up for last week's meeting. We will also meet next week on Wednesday, January 21st, as planned.


The Science Olympiad Building Events Competition will be held on Thursday, January 22 from 3:30-5:30pm.  You MUST have a signed permission slip to stay for this event.  Our next Science Olympiad club meeting will be held after school on Thursday, January 29 in room 708.


This is a reminder that the Math Counts competition team members will meet Wed. morning in room 809 at 7:50 am.

January 9th, 2015
 

Today is a B day, our schedule will go as follows: 5, 7, 6, 8


For all Band 8 students and select Band 7 students auditioning Saturday morning for the Virginia All-District 16 Band, we wish you all the best as you represent Lunsford Middle School. You are requested to report to the band room sometime before the beginning of 7th period today to pick-up your audition ticket and information. Any student auditioning who uses a school-owned instrument normally housed here at Lunsford will need to make arrangements to transport that instrument home at the end of this school day.


Today is the LAST day to sign up for your job in the JML movie project! Go to the chrome books in the cafeteria during lunch to complete the form.

January 6th, 2015
 

Set Design B will meet this Wednesday in Art 2.


Lunsford will hold its 4th Annual Spelling Bee Wednesday Morning. Staff and students, please wear Black and Yellow this Wednesday to support students participating. It will BEE amazing!


Coding Club will meet Wednesday after school.


It’s movie time Lions!!! All this week during lunch be sure to sign up to participate in the JML movie project.  There will be a table in the cafeteria with chrome books set up for you to sign up.  There is also a link on the main JML webpage in the headlines menu where you can access the sign up form.

You only need to sign up one time. This will be the LAST week to sign up for a job!


Please remind students to check the main office today for items forgotten at home.
 
 January 5th, 2015
 

Set Design B will meet this Wednesday in Art 2.


Lunsford will hold its 4th Annual Spelling Bee Wednesday Morning. Staff and students, please wear Black and Yellow this Wednesday to support students participating. It will BEE amazing!


Coding Club will meet Wednesday after school.


It’s movie time Lions!!! All this week during lunch be sure to sign up to participate in the JML movie project.  There will be a table in the cafeteria with chrome books set up for you to sign up.  There is also a link on the main JML webpage in the headlines menu where you can access the sign up form.

You only need to sign up one time. This will be the LAST week to sign up for a job!


Please remind students to check the main office today for items forgotten at home.
 
December 19th
 

The semi-final round of the Lunsford Geography Bee is complete and the field has been narrowed down.  Classroom winners took a written test and the top scorers get to move on to the school bee in January.

This year's geography bee finalists are:

From 6th Grade: Ashwin U, Reed L, Ankit K, Nathan L, Tejarsh S, and Justin A

From 7th Grade: Paul J, Nicolas C, and  Alexandra H

From 8th Grade: Gabriel Y, Nikhil P, and Arnav K


We wish you all a safe and happy winter break! We look forward to seeing you in January!


December 18th
 

Science Olympiad will not meet this week.  Our next meeting will be after school on Thursday, January 8.

 

Students, this is just a reminder that there are NO activity buses this week.


Band 7 practice will be until 5 pm tonight. Please make proper arrangements for transportation.
December 17th 
 Attention Model U.N. Members,

Our in-school conference will be held today after school. Please make sure you have adequate transportation and your signed permission slip in hand for the conference. Do not turn in the permission slip before the conference today. You may not stay after without a signed permission slip. If you have any questions, please ask one of the club sponsors.

 

Science Olympiad will not meet this week.  Our next meeting will be after school on Thursday, January 8.


Attention 7th and 8th grade chorus members participating in the guitar concert tonight. Please report to the chorus room by 6:30pm dressed in concert attire.


Students, this is just a reminder that there are NO activity buses this week.


December 16th
 

Attention Model U.N. Members,

Our in-school conference will be held tomorrow after school. Please make sure you have adequate transportation and your signed permission slip in hand for the conference. Do not turn in the permission slip before the conference on Wednesday. You may not stay after without a signed permission slip. Also, make sure your Position Paper is shared with Mr. Lehmann before the conference. If you have any questions, please ask one of the club sponsors.


The next round of the Lunsford Geography Bee is today during 6th block.  Classroom winner should report to Mr. Payton's room, Mr. Bauer's room, or Mr. Lehmann's room to take a 15-20 minute written test.


December 15th
 Attention Model U.N. Members,

Our in-school conference will be held on Wednesday after school. Please make sure you have adequate transportation and your signed permission slip in hand for the conference. Do not turn in the permission slip before the conference on Wednesday. You may not stay after without a signed permission slip. Also, make sure your Position Paper is shared with Mr. Lehmann before the conference. If you have any questions, please ask one of the club sponsors.



The next round of the Lunsford Geography Bee will be tomorrow during 6th block.  Classroom winners should have received a pass from their social studies teacher.


December 11th
 At this time, we would like to announce the students of the month for November. Our character quality this month was Achievement. As we announce your name, would you please report to the main office immediately following the announcements:

6th

Rhino: Grace S, Nidal B

Tiger: Madeline D, Tejarsh S

Panda: Marie H, Joey S

7th

Anaconda: Alison H, Christian N

Jaguar: Emily P, Ben C

Toucan: Heba S, Anish K

8th

Penguin: Shravani R, Matthew R

Elephant: Ashleigh W​, Omkar K

Zebra: Colleen N, Nicolas A

 

Congratulations to our November students of the month! Again, would those of you whose names we have just called, please head down to the main office at this time. The character quality that we will be looking for next month will be Responsibility.

 
December 10th
 The LEO club is holding a toy drive for Toys for Tots from now until Friday. Please turn any donations in to Mr. Basile, Mrs. Nguyen, or Mrs. Chudy. If you donate an item you will be entered into a raffle to win an ITunes or Starbucks gift card.

Coding Club will be today after school.  It's Hour of Code week worldwide and we will be coding.


The Lion’s pride club will meet today in room 715 immediately after school.  Snacks provided!


Attention SAC members, this is a reminder that we have our meeting today after school in the cafeteria


Attention all LEO club members: Our next meeting will be tomorrow after school in Mr. Basile's room. Please make sure to bring any donations for Toys for Tots with you! Please make plans to attend!


Attention all Band 7 students: Your after-school rehearsal today will be held in the cafeteria. Please bring your instruments with you and enter through the house side of the cafeteria at 3:30. Remember to check the board in the band room for any last-minute announcements! Thank you!


7th grade guitar students will rehearse after school today in the auditorium.


Casting for Alice@Wonderland will be posted tomorrow morning.  Please note there is no rehearsal today or tomorrow.


Set Design A will be meeting in Art 2.


Attention 7th and 8th grade Chorus Members: After-school rehearsal will be held in the band room today. Please form a line outside of Mrs. Carpenter's room immediately following dismissal.

 

The next round of the Lunsford Geography Bee will take place on Tuesday​, December 16th during 6th block.  Classroom winners should ask their social studies teacher for a pass.


Attention 8th grade string students performing for Schools to Watch.  Please make sure you wear your white music polo with your black pants tomorrow.  You need to arrive by 7:15 am, we will tune in the music room.  See you tomorrow! 

We would like to wish our FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) team good luck at their upcoming competition at Battlefield HS on Saturday, December 14, 2014.

We had 3 teams from Lunsford's Robotics Club (sponsored by the PTA) compete at the FIRST Lego League State Championship in Harrisonburg, VA this weekend at James Madison University.  I am very proud of all of their hard work and would like to commend them on a job well-done at State.

Sour Patch Kids coached by Peter Y, Sang Y and Monica YTeam members include Nathan Y, Christopher Y, Graham H, Nathan S, Brandon H, and Ryan J.

Kingdom Krashers coached by Dilip J and Suk R won a Robot Design Award in Division IITeam members include Rahul J, Anish K, Dhruv P, Varun R, Eshaan R, Jonathan U, and Kannan V.

Fibonacci Lego Lions coached by Anil and Deepa P won the 3rd Place Champion's Award for Best All-Around Team in Division  I.  Team members include Vishnu P, Sudarshan A, Hanika P, Lin S, Sonia J, and Sudhish C.

 
December 9th 
 Congratulations Ms. Harris and her chorus members for an outstanding performance last night at the Wizards game! We are proud of you for representing Lunsford in such a great way!

Congratulations to the following string students who were accepted into the Loudoun All-County Middle School Orchestra Event, which will take place at Freedom High School on February 20 – 21, 2015:

Violin 1:  Robab N, Elaine J, Joanna P

Violin 2:  Irene J, Ethan J, Mary Kate H, Christopher S

Alternate Violin:  Satya P

Viola:  Maggie W

Cello:  Erina L

Bass:  Rina S



The LEO club is holding a toy drive for Toys for Tots from now until Friday December 12th. Please donate new and unwrapped toys such as stuffed animals, board games, barbie dolls, and Legos. Please turn any donations in to Mr. Basile, Mrs. Nguyen, or Mrs. Chudy. If you donate an item you will be entered into a raffle to win an ITunes or Starbucks gift card.


Coding Club will be Wed. after school.  It's Hour of Code week worldwide and we will be coding.


The Lion’s pride club will meet Wednesday, December 10th in room 715 immediately after school.  Snacks provided!


Attention SAC members, this is a reminder that we have our meeting on Wednesday (Dec 10th) after school in the cafeteria


December 5th
 Today is the LAST day of National Inclusive Schools Week. At J. Michael Lunsford, we believe that every student in our school can learn and achieve. Think about a time when you have felt especially included in the learning process in a particular class, and another time when you have felt especially excluded. What makes you feel included? What makes you feel excluded? What do you observe about other students, especially students who might be different from the “norm?” How are they included? How are they excluded? Talk with your friends, classmates, and teachers today about how important learning is to you and to all the students in your class, and what you can each do to make sure that every student in our school is learning and achieving.  INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY HAPPENS HERE – TOGETHER WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

The LEO club is holding a toy drive for Toys for Tots from now until Friday December 12th. Please donate new and unwrapped toys such as stuffed animals, board games, barbie dolls, and Legos. Please turn any donations in to Mr. Basile, Mrs. Nguyen, or Mrs. Chudy. If you donate an item you will be entered into a raffle to win an ITunes or Starbucks gift card.


To all our 8th graders Lions applying to TJ, we wish you the best during tomorrow's TJ test. Please be sure to get a good night's sleep, eat a nutritional, power breakfast, and demonstrate your confidence as a Lunsford Lion! If you have any questions, please see Ms. Bowen or Ms. Gallegos today.​


December 4th
 Today is the fourth day of National Inclusive Schools Week. We sometimes make decisions about people based on a label or a stereotype. But labels often become substitutes for thought and experience. Labels describe only one aspect of a person. Labels about people are often misleading. They don’t tell us very much about a person’s thoughts, experiences, beliefs, abilities, or feelings. Stereotypes are beliefs about people based only on their labels. They often lead to certain people being excluded or victimized.  Talk with your friends, classmates, and teachers today about how labels can hurt our community; how you can avoid making judgments about people, including people with disabilities, based on labels or stereotypes; and what we can all do together to stop the hurtful use of labels and stereotypes.  INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY HAPPENS HERE – TOGETHER WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

The SAC will be hosting our annual Candy Cane Sales all this week!! Send a friend a Candy Cane with a special note that will be delivered to their 5th block class on December 18th.  Sales will take place every morning this week from 8:15 to 8:35. Candy Canes are 2 for $1 or .50 cents each. Don’t forget to come with your friends 5th block teacher name!


Attention all TJ Applicants! We will have one final prep sessions offered today to practice, review, and go over final "Test Day" procedures. Remember, the TJ test is Saturday, December 6th!


The LEO club is holding a toy drive for Toys for Tots from now until Friday December 12th. Please donate new and unwrapped toys such as stuffed animals, board games, barbie dolls, and Legos. Please turn any donations in to Mr. Basile, Mrs. Nguyen, or Mrs. Chudy. If you donate an item you will be entered into a raffle to win an ITunes or Starbucks gift card.


Attention 7th and 8th grade chorus members. After school rehearsal is canceled today.

 
Conklin club is cancelled today. 

December 3rd
 Today is the third day of National Inclusive Schools Week. Sometimes people make fun of people who are different from them. It’s never okay to make fun of another student or person, especially if it’s because of that person’s race, culture, or disability. Each and every one of us deserves to be treated with respect, regardless of what we look like on the outside, how we speak, or what our grades are. What can you do to stop disrespect in our school? How can you help others in our school feel that they are respected? Tell someone what you like about them. Talk with your friends, classmates, and teachers today about what respect means to you, and how to make sure that no one feels left out or hurt in our school.  INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY HAPPENS HERE – TOGETHER WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

The SAC will be hosting our annual Candy Cane Sales all this week!! Send a friend a Candy Cane with a special note that will be delivered to their 5th block class on December 18th.  Sales will take place every morning this week from 8:15 to 8:35. Candy Canes are 2 for $1 or .50 cents each. Don’t forget to come with your friends 5th block teacher name!


Attention all TJ Applicants! We will have 2 final prep sessions offered next week to practice, review, and go over final "Test Day" procedures. Please attend the session that is most convenient for you. The dates are: today and tomorrow. In the meantime, please be sure to visit the TJ website and review the practice test online. Remember, the TJ test is Saturday, December 6th!


The LEO club is holding a toy drive for Toys for Tots from now until Friday December 12th. Please donate new and unwrapped toys such as stuffed animals, board games, barbie dolls, and Legos. Please turn any donations in to Mr. Basile, Mrs. Nguyen, or Mrs. Chudy. If you donate an item you will be entered into a raffle to win an ITunes or Starbucks gift card.


The winner of No Shave November is .............Mr. Manning!!!!  His beard earned over $100 for the fight against prostate cancer.  Thank you Mr. Manning and to everyone else involved.  Lunsford was able to raise $450!  This donation will be matched by Cancer.org so we have donated $900.  


There will be a Model UN Meeting today after school. All delegation position papers must be submitted before the meeting. Please make sure that your delegation submits one final copy via Google docs.  


Coding Club will not meet today so we can meet next Wednesday 12.10 during Hour of Code week.

 

The Lion’s Pride Club will meet after school today in room 715.  All students welcome!  Snacks provided!

 

Actor's Opportunity club will not meet this week. The club will hold tryouts next week on Thursday, November 11.

 

IXL club will be today after school in Lab 4.


December 2nd 
 Today is the second day of National Inclusive Schools Week. 95% of students with disabilities attend their local neighborhood schools.  These students are spending 80% of their day in the classroom.  Talk with your friends, classmates, and teachers today about how we make sure that everyone at Lunsford feels included in the school.  INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY HAPPENS HERE – TOGETHER WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Attention Lions! The SAC will be hosting our annual Candy Cane Sales all this week!! Send a friend a Candy Cane with a special note that will be delivered to their 5th block class on December 18th.  Sales will take place every morning this week from 8:15 to 8:35. Candy Canes are 2 for $1 or .50 cents each. Don’t forget to come with your friends 5th block teacher name!


Attention all TJ Applicants! We will have 2 final prep sessions offered next week to practice, review, and go over final "Test Day" procedures. Please attend the session that is most convenient for you. The dates are: Wednesday, December 3rd and Thursday, December 4th. In the meantime, please be sure to visit the TJ website and review the practice test online. Remember, the TJ test is Saturday, December 6th!


There will be a Model UN Meeting on Wednesday after school. All delegation position papers must be submitted before the meeting. Please make sure that your delegation submits one final copy via google docs.  


Math Counts will meet Wed. Dec. 3 and we will start our timed school competition test promptly at 7:45. You can arrive at 7:40, please have your parents drop you off on the side, as indicated by the signs, and walk to the front entrance. See you Wednesday!!!


Coding Club will not meet this Wednesday so we can meet next Wednesday 12.10 during Hour of Code week.

 

The Lion’s Pride Club will meet after school Wednesday, December 3rd in room 715.  All students welcome!  Snacks provided!

 

The winner of No Shave November is .............Mr. Manning!!!!  His beard earned over $100 for the fight against prostate cancer.  Thank you Mr. Manning and to everyone else involved.  Lunsford was able to raise $450!  This donation will be matched by Cancer.org so we have donated $900.  


The LEO club is holding a toy drive for Toys for Tots from now until Friday December 12th. Please donate new and unwrapped toys such as stuffed animals, board games, barbie dolls, and Legos. Please turn any donations in to Mr. Basile, Mrs. Nguyen, or Mrs. Chudy. If you donate an item you will be entered into a raffle to win an ITunes or Starbucks gift card.


December 1st
 

Today is the first day of National Inclusive Schools Week. Lunsford Lions know that each of our classmates is unique, special, one-of-a-kind. We know that each one of you in our school learns differently. We want you to know how special you are, and we want you to help other students understand that they are special, too. Sometimes in our society we focus so much on the stars, the athletes, the performers that we forget to recognize that we all make a contribution to our society. Talk with your friends, classmates, and teachers today about how to make sure that all the students in our school feel a part of our Lion community.  INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY HAPPENS HERE – TOGETHER WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE!



Attention Lions! The SAC will be hosting our annual Candy Cane Sales all this week!! Send a friend a Candy Cane with a special note that will be delivered to their 5th block class on December 18th.  Sales will take place every morning this week from 8:15 to 8:35. Candy Canes are 2 for $1 or .50 cents each. Don’t forget to come with your friends 5th block teacher name!



Attention all TJ Applicants! We will have 2 final prep sessions offered next week to practice, review, and go over final "Test Day" procedures. Please attend the session that is most convenient for you. The dates are:

Wednesday, December 3rd

Thursday, December 4th

In the meantime, please be sure to visit the TJ website and review the practice test online. Remember, the TJ test is Saturday, December 6th!

November 24th

The PE Department is doing a second round of apparel sales and the deadline is quickly approaching! If you are interested in getting your sweats, please give your PE teacher your order form and money which can be found in the locker room. Orders are due TOMORROW and all orders will arrive before Winter Break! Please note that no orders will be accepted after tomorrow. Get yours today!


Attention Lions! The SAC will be hosting our annual Candy Cane Sales next week!! Send a friend a Candy Cane with a special note that will be delivered to their 5th block class on December 18th.  Sales will take place every morning the week of December 1 through 5 from 8:15 to 8:35. Candy Canes are 2 for $1 or .50 cents each. Don’t forget to come with your friends 5th block teacher name!


We want to share with you some great news about 3 Lunsford Lions who are part of the First Lego League (FLL) team named ‘IdeaStormers’. They are Tulasi V, Sannitha S and Shrisha Y. They competed in the Regional FLL Tournament in Haymarket this Saturday Nov 22, 2014. Ideastormer’s not only won the first place for Robot Performance in Haymarket 2 – Division I, but also won the VA-DC FLL Champion’s Award and got selected to compete at the State Level in James Madison University on Dec 6, 2014. Way to go! We are proud of you for representing Lunsford in such a great way! 

 
November 21st

Today is STEM day! We would like to welcome our STEM day presenters, thank you for volunteering your time to be a part of a great day!


The PE Department is doing a second round of apparel sales and the deadline is quickly approaching! If you are interested in getting your sweats, please give your PE teacher your order form and money which can be found in the locker room. Orders are due this coming Tuesday before Thanksgiving Break and all orders should be in before Winter Break! Get yours today!


Happy American Education Week!  Thank a teacher and staff member today for being outstanding! The following staff members have won a Glory Days Coupon: Ms. Megan Brown, Mr. Chris Jones, and Ms. Kelly Widdows. Congratulations! Please see Ms. Luminello in the main office for your prize.

 
November 20th
 

Today we are wearing spiritwear to show our support for American Education Week.  Thank a teacher and staff member today for being outstanding! The following staff members have won a $10 Starbucks gift card: Ms. Kammerdeiner, Mr. Diamond, Ms. Kraft, Ms. Hoisington and Ms. George. Congratulations! Please see Patty in the main office for your prize.


Thanks to everyone who came out for our Manhattan Pizza spirit nights! They were a big success!


Tomorrow is our second annual JML STEM Day!  Students will see a wide variety of presenters from places like NASA, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Fairfax County Search and Rescue, the Raptor Conservatory and Sprout Therapeutic.  There will even be a live Skype from London!  Teachers have designed fun activities like roller coaster construction, CSI investigations, coding and other STEM challenges. If you bought a STEM shirt, please  wear it on Friday!


The PE Department is doing a second round of apparel sales and the deadline is quickly approaching! If you are interested in getting your sweats, please give your PE teacher your order form and money which can be found in the locker room. Orders are due this coming Tuesday before Thanksgiving Break and all orders should be in before Winter Break! Get yours today!


TJ Prep is CANCELLED for this afternoon.


The next meeting of the knitting club will be held today after school in the library.


Finally, we will be doing a lunch time fire drill today for each shift. Students, if you want to take a coat to lunch, that is your option. At the end of lunch, we will lead students outside to meet their teachers.


 November 19th
 Today we are wearing light blue to show our support for Prostate Cancer.  Thank you to everyone who donated!

Please join us at Manhattan Pizza tonight for our JML Spirit Nights between 4-8 pm. JML will receive a percentage of all dine-in, carry-out, and delivery orders.  If you happen to be at Manhattan Pizza when Larry the Lion is there, you will receive a ROAR for supporting JML! You must tell Manhattan Pizza you are ordering on behalf of Lunsford in order for the school to get credit.  Please make sure your parents know this when you place your order.


Jazz Band meets for all members today at 3:30pm in the band room who have returned a permission form and received music.


Attention all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girl soccer players. If you are interested in playing soccer for Freedom High School there will be a meeting in Mr. Bauer's room today after school. Make sure your permission form is turned in or you will not be able to stay after. Please see Mr. Bauer if you need a permission form.


IXL club will meet today after school in Lab 4.


Set Design B will be meeting today after school in Art 2.


French club will be meeting today after school.


 

TJ Prep is CANCELLED for tomorrow afternoon.


Coding Club meets this afternoon.  Please go to the lab where you were last meeting.


The next meeting of the knitting club will be held tomorrow after school in the library.


November 18th 
 Happy American Education Week to our staff! Thank you for all that you do!

Please join us at Manhattan Pizza tonight and tomorrow night for our JML Spirit Nights between 4-8 pm. JML will receive a percentage of all dine-in, carry-out, and delivery orders.  If you happen to be at Manhattan Pizza when Larry the Lion is there, you will receive a ROAR for supporting JML! You must tell Manhattan Pizza you are ordering on behalf of Lunsford in order for the school to get credit.  Please make sure your parents know this when you place your order.


The Bearded Brothers are asking the staff and students to wear light blue tomorrow, Wednesday, November 20th to show our support for Prostate Cancer. While you donate, you will be able to vote for the best beard.  Please wear light blue and donate to a great cause.

 

Please show your support for American Education Week by wearing our school colors on Thursday, November 20th. Let’s show our school spirit!


Attention all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girl soccer players. If you are interested in playing soccer for Freedom High School there will be a meeting in Mr. Bauer's room this Wednesday after school. Make sure your permission form is turned in or you will not be able to stay after. Please see Mr. Bauer if you need a permission form.


French club will be meeting tomorrow after school.


November 17th
 Happy American Education Week to our staff! Thank you for all that you do!

Please join us for our JML Spirit Nights this week at Manhattan Pizza between the hours of 4-8 Tuesday and Wednesday.  JML will receive a percentage of all dine-in, carry-out, and delivery orders.  If you happen to be at Manhattan Pizza when Larry the Lion is there, you will receive a ROAR for supporting JML! You must tell Manhattan Pizza you are ordering on behalf of Lunsford in order for the school to get credit.  Please make sure your parents know this when you place your order!


Please show your support for Prostate Cancer and No Shave November by donating to your favorite beard during lunch. Staff, you may wear jeans on the 20th if you donate $5 to prostate cancer. Fear the Beard!


November 14th

Congratulations to Mr. Steffens, Mr. Manning and Band 8 for an outstanding performance last night!


Thank you to everyone who joined in the Cup Stacking Event yesterday. 39 super stackers were working towards the Guinness Book of World Records goal. As of 8:30 am our total worldwide participation 329,715 verified people for Stack Up Day 2014, our goal was to beat 555,932. We are very close to beating our goal! Keep it up!


Please show your support for Prostate Cancer and No Shave November by wearing light blue on Thursday, 11/20 and donating to your favorite beard during lunch. Staff, you may wear jeans on the 20th if you donate $5 to prostate cancer. Fear the Beard!


Congrats to the Recycling Awareness Poster Contest Winners.  The winner for best poster design is Tanya A in 8th grade.  And the winner of the raffle drawing for participation in the contest is Nadera M.  Congrats, you can pick up your T-shirts and KuleYos gift cards in the office today.   The runner up for the best best design is Hannah Y and we have a prize for you as well.   Please stop by the main office to pick up your prizes.  Tomorrow, November 15th is America Recycles Day!  Go to americarecycles.org and take the pledge to recycle more!  Go Lions and ROAR for Recycling!


Tonight is the big night…. JML’s Family Fun Night/Silent Auction will be held tonight from 6-9pm!  Remember that the Magic Show tickets will go on sale at 5:00 pm.  Doors open at 6:00 pm.  Magic Shows are at 6:30 and 7:30. Join us for food, fun and of course the famous Pie in the Face contest!  We hope to see you all tonight!


If you were absent on Wednesday, please see your house secretary for your report card.

 
November 13th
 Attention Students and Staff, Donate a Dollar for Dudes today in the cafeteria!!  100% of you donations will go towards prostate cancer.  FEAR THE BEARD!!!!!!!!

Students :

On Thursday, November 20th, Please wear Light Blue to Support Prostate Cancer.  

Staff:

You can wear jeans only if you donate $5 to Prostate Cancer.  Please give your five dollars to Mrs. Christian and support a great cause.  Please be sure to vote for the best beard while donating.  


Reminder, the Green Club Meets Today after school in the cafeteria.  Congratulations to the bottle cap contest winner - 6th grader - Sudarshan A, who guessed that there were 135 caps in the bottle.  The actual number of caps was 137.  Please stop by the office at the end of the day today to pick up your T-shirt.  The winner of the Recycling Awareness poster contest will be announced tomorrow.   Go Lions and ROAR for Recycling!  


Come join the fun on Friday at JML’s Family Fun Night/Silent Auction!  Don’t forget that the Magic Shows are at 6:30 & 7:30 pm. Tickets will go on sale at 5:00 pm.  Doors open at 6:00. Seats are limited so please arrive early to buy tickets!  We will have Moe’s, Glory Days Hot Dogs, Domino’s Pizza, Dairy Queen Ice Cream, Golly Waffles, Snikiddy Snacks and Popcorn so plan to eat dinner there too! Oh, and we have some great news to share…the Pie in the Face Contest just keeps getting bigger!  We have a new addition to add to the Pie in the Face Contest …please welcome Mr. Payton to Friday’s line up.  It’s going to be a great night!


The SAC and LEO club are holding a food drive until TOMORROW to collect food for families in need this Thanksgiving. Items needed include: canned vegetables, pumpkin, and fruit, stuffing, gravy, flour, and sugar. Please drop off any donations to the boxes located in your house office or in Mr. Basile's room or Mrs. Chudy's room.


All staff and students are invited to attend a concert this evening at 7pm in the Lunsford auditorium featuring our own 8th grade band.


Conklin Club will be meeting in Art 2 this afternoon.


Continental Math League is a National math competition. This competition is open to all grades here at Lunsford. CML is designed to maximize student opportunity and to improve problem solving capabilities. There are a total of 5 assessments, one each month from now through March. ​JML math teachers and resource teachers have been announcing the competition during math and resource classes. If you are interested please let your math teacher or resource teacher know. The first meet is this week, November 13th & 14th. Good Luck!


Attention all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girl soccer players. If you are interested in playing soccer for Freedom High School there will be a meeting after school on Wednesday November 19th in room 711, Mr. Bauer's room. Please see Mr. Bauer for a permission form.


French club will meet Wednesday, November 19th after school.


November 12th
 We would like to thank Mr. Nichols and Mr. Schoenfeld for serving our country.

According to the CDC.  Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States. It is also one of the leading causes of cancer death among men of all races and populations.

In 2011:

·         209,292 men in the United States were diagnosed with prostate cance

·         27,970 men in the United states have died from prostate cancer.

·         1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

In order to help this cause, the teachers of Lunsford have taken action.  By now you have probably figured out who the band of bearded brothers are.   14 male teachers have decided not to shave for the entire month of November in order to raise money and awareness of prostate cancer.  This is called NO SHAVE NOVEMBER!  Look for the display in the cafeteria starting Thursday, November 13 and donate money to the teacher with the best beard.  100% of your donations will to help the fight against Prostate Cancer.  The teacher with the most amount of money at the end will win a prize.  Please show your support for Prostate Cancer and No Shave November by wearing light blue on Thursday, 11/20 and donating to your favorite beard during lunch.


Reminder, the Green Club Meets Tomorrow after school in the cafeteria.


JML’s Family Fun Night/Silent Auction will be held this Friday from 6-9pm.   Please be sure to come and eat dinner, watch a Magic Show, play games, take a photo in the photo booth or pay to throw a pie in the face of one of your many favorite JML staff members.  Three more staff members have joined the Pie in the Face line up…we would like to welcome Mr. Pickering, Mr. Diamond and Mr. Pruden to Friday nights Pie in the Face line up!


The SAC and LEO club are holding a food drive from tomorrow until this Friday, November 14th to collect food for families in need this Thanksgiving. Items needed include: canned vegetables, pumpkin, and fruit, stuffing, gravy, flour, and sugar. Please drop off any donations to the boxes located in your house office or in Mr. Basile's room or Mrs. Chudy's room.


Beginning this Thursday, Volleyball Club will now be meeting every week.

 

Attention SAC members, this is a reminder that we will have our meeting today after school in the cafeteria.


French Club will be meeting Wed 11/19 after school.


Continental Math League is a National math competition. This competition is open to all grades here at Lunsford. CML is designed to maximize student opportunity and to improve problem solving capabilities. There are a total of 5 assessments, one each month from now through March. ​JML math teachers and resource teachers have been announcing the competition during math and resource classes. If you are interested please let your math teacher or resource teacher know. The first meet is this week, November 13th & 14th. Good Luck!


Attention all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girl soccer players. If you are interested in playing soccer for Freedom High School there will be a meeting after school on Wednesday November 19th in room 711, Mr. Bauer's room. Please see Mr. Bauer for a permission form.


IXL club will meet today after school in Lab 4.


Set Design A will meet this afternoon in Art 2.


November 11th
 Veterans Day is an official United States holiday that honors people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, also known as veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. We would like to thank Mr. Nichols and Mr. Schoenfeld for serving our country. At 11am, we will be recognizing our JML family of Veteran’s.  

According to the CDC.  Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States. It is also one of the leading causes of cancer death among men of all races and populations.

In 2011:

·         209,292 men in the United States were diagnosed with prostate cance

·         27,970 men in the United states have died from prostate cancer.

·         1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

In order to help this cause, the teachers of Lunsford have taken action.  By now you have probably figured out who the band of bearded brothers are.   14 male teachers have decided not to shave for the entire month of November in order to raise money and awareness of prostate cancer.  This is called NO SHAVE NOVEMBER!  Look for the display in the cafeteria starting Thursday, November 13 and donate money to the teacher with the best beard.  100% of your donations will to help the fight against Prostate Cancer.  The teacher with the most amount of money at the end will win a prize.  Please donate!

 

The Green Club Recycling Awareness Campaign is concluding this week.  Thank you to all the Lions that have been recycling.  Keep it up and let's keep saving the environment.  JML has already more than ___doubled ____ the amount of recycling that we were doing before!  Go Lions and ROAR for Recycling!  

Come join the fun on Friday at JML’s Family Fun Night/Silent Auction!  Don’t forget that the Magic Shows are at 6:30 & 7:30 pm. Tickets will go on sale at 5:00 pm.  Doors open at 6:00. Seats are limited so please arrive early to buy tickets!  We will have Moe’s, Glory Days Hot Dogs, Domino’s Pizza, Dairy Queen Ice Cream, Golly Waffles, Snikiddy Snacks and Popcorn so plan to eat dinner there too! You can get a sneak peek of the magician by watching the promo during lunch today!

We had 3 of our 8 Lunsford Robotics teams participate in the regional tournament at Eagle Ridge Middle School on Saturday, November 8, 2014. 

Sour Patch Kids won the 1st Place Champion's Award for Best All-Around Team in Division I. They will be advancing to the State Championship at James Madison University on December 6-7, 2014. Team members include Nathan Y, Christopher Y, Graham H, Nathan S, Brandon H, and Ryan J.

Fibonacci Lego Lions won the 2nd Place Champion's Award for Best All-Around Team in Division I, and they also won a 2nd place Robot Performance Award in Division I as well. They will be advancing to the State Championship at James Madison University on December 6-7, 2014. Team members include Vishnu P, Sudarshan A, Hanika P, Lin S, Sonia J, and Sudhish C.

Kingdom Krashers won the 1st Place Champion's Award for Best All-Around Team in Division II, and they also won a 2nd place Robot Performance Award in Division II as well. They will be advancing to the State Championship at James Madison University on December 6-7, 2014. Team members include Rahul J, Anish K, Dhruv P, Varun R, Eshaan R, Jonathan U, and Kannan V.

There are 5 teams from this tournament that will be advancing to the State competition at JMU, and 3 of the 5 are representing Lunsford! Congratulations students!


The SAC and LEO club are holding a food drive from tomorrow until this Friday, November 14th to collect food for families in need this Thanksgiving. Items needed include: canned vegetables, pumpkin, and fruit, stuffing, gravy, flour, and sugar. Please drop off any donations to the boxes located in your house office or in Mr. Basile's room or Mrs. Chudy's room.


At this time, we would like to announce the students of the month for October. Our character quality this month was Ownership. As we announce your name, would you please report to the main office immediately following the announcements:

6th

Rhino: Genevieve B, Avi K

Tiger: Rachel H, Iain M

Panda: Lauren S, Will M

7th

Anaconda: Hannah P, Andrew H

Jaguar: Christina M, Cory D

Toucan: Victoria R, Abhi V

8th

Penguin: Camille W, D.J. B

Elephant: Marissa B​, Drew C

Zebra: Shreya K, Arnav K

Congratulations to our October students of the month! The character quality that we will be looking for next month will be Achievement.


Beginning this Thursday, Volleyball Club will now be meeting every week.

 

Attention SAC members, this is a reminder that we will have our meeting tomorrow after school in the cafeteria.

 
 Attention all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girl soccer players. If you are interested in playing soccer for Freedom High School there will be a meeting after school on Wednesday November 19th in room 711, Mr. Bauer's room. Please see Mr. Bauer for a permission form.

French Club will be meeting tomorrow after school.


Continental Math League is a National math competition. This competition is open to all grades here at Lunsford. CML is designed to maximize student opportunity and to improve problem solving capabilities. There are a total of 5 assessments, one each month from now through March. ​JML math teachers and resource teachers have been announcing the competition during math and resource classes. If you are interested please let your math teacher or resource teacher know. The first meet is this week, November 13th & 14th. Good Luck!


November 10th
 Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 11th, please wear red, white and blue in honor of Veterans Day. Let’s show our appreciation for our VETS!


Have you noticed some of your male teachers are starting to look a little like lumberjacks?  See if you can tell which 14 teachers have decided to grow beards to fight cancer.  No Shave November has begun.   Beware of the Beards!!!!!!!!!!


And now, time for the Green Club fact of the day - Did you know that we generate 21.5 million tons of food waste each year?  If this food waste were composted instead of being sent to landfills, the resulting reduction in greenhouse gas emissions would be equivalent to taking more than two million cars off the road.


JML’s Family Fun Night/Silent Auction will be held this Friday from 6-9pm.  This is an event for the entire family featuring America’s Got Talent Magician -Jay Mattioli, Games, Photo Booth, Food, Prize Wheels, Face Painters, Balloon Artists, Cupcake Walk, Silent Auction including OVER 200 auction items. Don’t forget to stop by the Pie in the Face Station where you can pay to throw a pie in the face of one of your favorite JML Staff Members!  This is not a drop off event!  Please note that Magic Shows are at 6:30 & 7:30 pm. Magic Show Tickets will go on sale at JML on Fri.  at 5:00 pm.  Seats are limited so please arrive early to buy tickets!


The theme for this year’s PTA Reflections art program is “The World Would Be A Better Place If…”.  We encourage all students to create a work of art that reflects this theme.  Your art work can be a video production, a poem, short story or an essay, a painting, a drawing, a song or other musical composition, a photograph or collage, or a dance segment.  You can submit entries in more than one category.  Entries are due tomorrow.   Please drop your entry off in the Reflections box in the JML Library.  If you are interested, please check out the Reflections link on the JML PTA web page.   Entry forms and rules are posted at the Reflections link.  Entries will be judged and students will receive awards for participation and for artistic merit in each art category.   Winning entries will go on to the District level competition.    If you have questions, please contact Kay Patterson at skcpatterson@msn.com.

The SAC and LEO club are holding a food drive from tomorrow until this Friday, November 14th to collect food for families in need this Thanksgiving. Items needed include: canned vegetables, pumpkin, and fruit, stuffing, gravy, flour, and sugar. Please drop off any donations to the boxes located in your house office or in Mr. Basile's room or Mrs. Chudy's room.


Beginning this Thursday, Volleyball Club will now be meeting every week.


November 7th
 Students and staff, please turn in all elevator keys to the main office today. We need to collect all keys that are checked out.

On Tuesday, November 11th, please wear red, white and blue in honor of Veterans Day. Let’s show our appreciation for our VETS!


And now, time for the Green Club fact of the day - Did you know that different types of plastics are labeled by numbers called the plastic identification code found within the triangular recycling sign.  For example, polyethylene is number 1 and polyvinyl chloride is number 3.  At JML, ALL CLEAN plastics marked with the recycle symbol can be placed in ANY blue bin!  Go Lions and ROAR for Recycling!


A Magical Night…JML’s Family Fun Night and Silent Auction is one week from today! Come join the fun!  Don’t forget that the Magic Shows are at 6:30 & 7:30 pm. Tickets will go on sale at JML on Fri. Nov. 14th at 5:00 pm.  Doors open at 6:00. Seats are limited so please arrive early to buy tickets!  We will have Moe’s, Glory Days Hot Dogs, Domino’s Pizza, Dairy Queen Ice Cream, Golly Waffles, Snikiddy Snacks and Popcorn so plan to eat dinner there too!


The theme for this year’s PTA Reflections art program is “The World Would Be A Better Place If…”.  We encourage all students to create a work of art that reflects this theme.  Your art work can be a video production, a poem, short story or an essay, a painting, a drawing, a song or other musical composition, a photograph or collage, or a dance segment.  You can submit entries in more than one category.  Entries are due Tuesday, November 11, 2014.   Please drop your entry off in the Reflections box in the JML Library.  If you are interested, please check out the Reflections link on the JML PTA web page.   Entry forms and rules are posted at the Reflections link.  Entries will be judged and students will receive awards for participation and for artistic merit in each art category.   Winning entries will go on to the District level competition.    If you have questions, please contact Kay Patterson at skcpatterson@msn.com.

The SAC and LEO club are holding a food drive from tomorrow until Friday November 14th to collect food for families in need this Thanksgiving. Items needed include: canned vegetables, pumpkin, and fruit, stuffing, gravy, flour, and sugar. Please drop off any donations to the boxes located in your house office or in Mr. Basile's room or Mrs. Chudy's room.

 

Beginning next Thursday, Volleyball Club will now be meeting every week.


Attention SAC members!  If you are interested in being a member of the Executive board for SAC please have your completed applications to Ms. Calderone by this Friday (Nov 7th).  If you need another application, please see Ms. Calderone in the 6th grade house.


November 6th
 Students and staff, please turn in all elevator keys to the main office today. We need to collect all keys that are checked out.

Today's the Big Day - Lions ROAR for Recycling!  Make sure to recycle properly in the cafeteria today and you'll receive a ROAR.  Keep recycling at home and at JML after today and you'll be thankful that you have done your part to save the environment!


STEM Day 2014 t-shirts are on sale! If you have an order form that was not turned in yesterday, please bring it to the main office now. All orders must be turned in.


JML’s Family Fun Night/Silent Auction will be held next week on Friday, November 14th from 6-9pm.  This is an event for the entire family featuring America’s Got Talent Magician -Jay Mattioli, Games, Photo Booth, Food (be sure to eat dinner there!), Prize Wheels, Face Painters, Balloon Artists, Cupcake Walk, Silent Auction including OVER 200 auction items. We will also have a Pie in the Face Station where you can pay to throw a pie in the face of one of your favorite JML Staff Members such as Mr. Slevin, Mr. Salgado, Mr. Basile, Mr. Lehmann, Ms. Cashman, Ms. Widdows, Mr. Manning, Ms. Terseck, Ms. Watkins, Ms. Chudy, Mr. Seipt, Mr. Barnett, Ms. Nichols, Ms. Reneghan, Mr. Capell, Mr. Snow! This is not a drop off event!  Please note that Magic Shows are at 6:30 & 7:30 pm. Tickets will go on sale at JML on Fri. Nov. 14th at 5:00 pm.  Seats are limited so please arrive early to buy tickets!  

 

The theme for this year’s PTA Reflections art program is “The World Would Be A Better Place If…”.  We encourage all students to create a work of art that reflects this theme.  Your art work can be a video production, a poem, short story or an essay, a painting, a drawing, a song or other musical composition, a photograph or collage, or a dance segment.  You can submit entries in more than one category.  Entries are due Tuesday, November 11, 2014.   Please drop your entry off in the Reflections box in the JML Library.  If you are interested, please check out the Reflections link on the JML PTA web page.   Entry forms and rules are posted at the Reflections link.  Entries will be judged and students will receive awards for participation and for artistic merit in each art category.   Winning entries will go on to the District level competition.    If you have questions, please contact Kay Patterson at skcpatterson@msn.com.

The SAC and LEO club are holding a food drive from tomorrow until Friday November 14th to collect food for families in need this Thanksgiving. Items needed include: canned vegetables, pumpkin, and fruit, stuffing, gravy, flour, and sugar. Please drop off any donations to the boxes located in your house office or in Mr. Basile's room or Mrs. Chudy's room.


Jazz Band rhythm section meets in the band room today at 3:30pm.


 Science Olympiad club will meet on Thursday afternoon this week in room 708.  ONLY existing team members and club members who submitted their new member applications may stay.

Attention SAC members!  If you are interested in being a member of the Executive board for SAC please have your completed applications to Ms. Calderone by this Friday (Nov 7th).  If you need another application, please see Ms. Calderone in the 6th grade house. 

 
November 5th

Students and staff, please turn in all elevator keys to the main office today. We need to collect all keys that are checked out.


STEM Day 2014 t-shirts are on sale!  Designed by our own Robab N., our STEM Day shirts are a celebration of JML Ingenuity!  Order forms are available from your science teacher, house secretary or in the main office.  Orders must be turned in by today!


JML’s Family Fun Night/Silent Auction will be held next week on Friday, November 14th from 6-9pm.  This is an event for the entire family featuring America’s Got Talent Magician -Jay Mattioli, Games, Photo Booth, Food (be sure to eat dinner there!), Prize Wheels, Face Painters, Balloon Artists, Cupcake Walk, Silent Auction including OVER 200 auction items. We will also have a Pie in the Face Station where you can pay to throw a pie in the face of one of your favorite JML Staff Members!  Be sure to come and see which staff members have signed up for that station! This is not a drop off event!  Please note that Magic Shows are at 6:30 & 7:30 pm. Tickets will go on sale at JML on Fri. Nov. 14th at 5:00 pm.  Seats are limited so please arrive early to buy tickets!  Check the website for more details.


CONGRATULATIONS to our 7th and 8th grade chorus members. Their NBA audition recording was approved! They will be performing the national anthem at the Verizon center before the start of the Washington Wizard's vs. Boston Celtics game on December 8th...Way to go!


The theme for this year’s PTA Reflections art program is “The World Would Be A Better Place If…”.  We encourage all students to create a work of art that reflects this theme.  Your art work can be a video production, a poem, short story or an essay, a painting, a drawing, a song or other musical composition, a photograph or collage, or a dance segment.  You can submit entries in more than one category.  Entries are due Tuesday, November 11, 2014.   Please drop your entry off in the Reflections box in the JML Library.  If you are interested, please check out the Reflections link on the JML PTA web page.   Entry forms and rules are posted at the Reflections link.  Entries will be judged and students will receive awards for participation and for artistic merit in each art category.   Winning entries will go on to the District level competition.    If you have questions, please contact Kay Patterson at skcpatterson@msn.com.

The SAC and LEO club are holding a food drive from now until Friday November 14th to collect food for families in need this Thanksgiving. Items needed include: canned vegetables, pumpkin, and fruit, stuffing, gravy, flour, and sugar. Please drop off any donations to the boxes located in your house office or in Mr. Basile's room or Mrs. Chudy's room.


There is a Model UN meeting after school in room 712. You will begin planning for your conferences at the meeting.


Don't forget to  WEAR GREEN TOMORROW  for our big Lions ROAR for Recycling event in the cafeteria!  All students who wear green tomorrow or recycle properly in the cafeteria will get a ROAR .  Staff and Teachers, please stop by the Library today from 11:30-2pm to learn about recycling and be entered into a GREEN raffle contest.  Go Lions! And ROAR for Recycling!


The Lunsford Pride Club will meet tomorrow in room 715.  Please help us continue to establish a community of acceptance and tolerance hear at JML.  Snacks provided!!


IXL Club will take place after school in Lab 4.


Attention SAC members!  If you are interested in being a member of the Executive board for SAC please have your completed applications to Ms. Calderone by this Friday (Nov 7th).  If you need another application, please see Ms. Calderone in the 6th grade house.


An interest meeting for the spring musical Alice@Wonderland will be held today after school in the auditorium.  Please bring your permission slip if you have not already returned it to one of the sponsors.


Set Design A will be meeting this afternoon in Art 2.


Science Olympiad club will meet on Thursday afternoon this week in room 708.  ONLY existing team members and club members who submitted their new member applications may stay.



October 31st
 Please remember that our dress code still applies to spirit week. Any masks or face coverings are not permitted to wear in school.

Don't forget to WEAR Green on Thursday November 6th for our big Lions ROAR for Recycling day!  Also, there is still time to compete in the Recycling Awareness Poster Contest.  Work on your poster this weekend and bring it in to the main office by next Wednesday.  Details are posted in the house offices.  The winner receives a $10 gift card!  Go Lions!  Let’s ROAR for Recycling!


The PE department is selling sweats, t-shirts, and long sleeve t-shirts to raise money for new equipment. If you are interested in sporting some cool, new Lunsford gear while raising money, see your PE teacher for an order form. All orders are due by today.


STEM Day 2014 t-shirts are now on sale!  Designed by our own Robab N., our STEM Day shirts are a celebration of JML Ingenuity!  Order forms are available from your science teacher, house secretary or in the main office.  Orders must be turned in by November 5th!


JML’s Family Fun Night/Silent Auction will be held two weeks from today on Friday, November 14th from 6-9pm and will feature America’s Got Talent Magician -Jay Mattioli, Games, Photo Booth, Food (be sure to eat dinner there!), Prize Wheels, Face Painters, Balloon Artists, Cupcake Walk, Silent Auction including OVER 140 auction items. We will also have a Pie in the Face Station where you can pay to throw a pie in the face of one of your favorite JML Staff Members!  Be sure to come and see which staff members have signed up for that station! 

 

The Lunsford Pride Club will meet on Thursday, November 6th in room 715.  Please help us continue to establish a community of acceptance and tolerance hear at JML.  Snacks provided!!


CONGRATULATIONS to our 7th and 8th grade chorus members. Their NBA audition recording was approved! They will be performing the national anthem at the Verizon center before the start of the Washington Wizard's vs. Boston Celtics game on December 8th...Way to go!

 
October 30th
 Green club Fact of the Day - Did you know that Americans trash enough paper every year to cover 22,000 football fields in paper three feet deep!  At JML any CLEAN paper can be placed in ANY blue recycling bin.  Go Lions and ROAR for Recycling!

Please join us tomorrow in our SAC spirit week celebration:

Today: Throwback Thursday ( We see a lot of you wearing outfits from your favorite decade! Great job!)

Friday: Hero and Villain day

Please remember that our dress code still applies during spirit week.


The PE department is selling sweats, t-shirts, and long sleeve t-shirts to raise money for new equipment. If you are interested in sporting some cool, new Lunsford gear while raising money, see your PE teacher for an order form. All orders are due by tomorrow.


STEM Day 2014 t-shirts are now on sale!  Designed by our own Robab N., our STEM Day shirts are a celebration of JML Ingenuity!  Order forms are available from your science teacher, house secretary or in the main office.  Orders must be turned in by November 5th!


JML’s Family Fun Night/Silent Auction will be held on Friday, November 14th from 6-9pm.  This is an event for the entire family featuring America’s Got Talent Magician -Jay Mattioli, Games, Photo Booth, Food (be sure to eat dinner there!), Prize Wheels, Face Painters, Balloon Artists, Cupcake Walk, Silent Auction including OVER 140 auction items. We will also have a Pie in the Face Station where you can pay to throw a pie in the face of one of your favorite JML Staff Members!  Be sure to come and see which staff members have signed up for that station! This is not a drop off event!  Please note that Magic Shows are at 6:30 & 7:30 pm. Tickets will go on sale at JML on Fri. Nov. 14th at 5:00 pm.  Seats are limited so please arrive early to buy tickets!  Check the website for more details.


 
October 29th
 Makeup picture day is today for any student who needs their pictures retaken or was absent on picture day. If you need your picture retaken, you’ll need to bring in your package of pictures to give to the photographer on the back of the stage in the auditorium. We will be calling students down by grade all day today. Teachers, please come down to get your pictures taken during your planning blocks today. Today is the last day for pictures!

The Green club is sponsoring a "Guess the number of Bottle Caps Contest" in the Library.  During the next week when you are in the library, stop by and make a guess.  One guess per student.  The student coming closest to the number of bottle caps in the container will win a JML T-shirt!  Go Lions!  And ROAR for Recycling!


Please join us this rest of this week in all of our SAC spirit week celebration:

Today: Wacky Tacky day, we love seeing all of those crazy outfits!

Thursday: Back in the day (wear outfits from your favorite decade)

Friday: Hero and Villain day

Please remember that our dress code still applies during spirit week.


The PE department is selling sweats, t-shirts, and long sleeve t-shirts to raise money for new equipment. If you are interested in sporting some cool, new Lunsford gear while raising money, see your PE teacher for an order form. All orders are due by Friday October 31st.


STEM Day 2014 t-shirts are now on sale!  Designed by our own Robab N., our STEM Day shirts are a celebration of JML Ingenuity!  Order forms are available from your science teacher, house secretary or in the main office.  Orders must be turned in by November 5th!

 

Set Design B" will be today meeting in Art 2


A Magical Night…JML’s Family Fun Night/Silent Auction is quickly approaching and will be held on Friday, November 14th from 6-9pm. We hope everyone will join us!  This is an event for the entire family featuring America’s Got Talent Magician -Jay Mattioli, Games, Photo Booth, Food (be sure to eat dinner there!), Prize Wheels, Face Painters, Balloon Artists, Cupcake Walk, Silent Auction including OVER 140 auction items such as Walt Disney World Tickets, Gift Cards, Golf Outings, Music Lessons, Sporting Events and Activities, Summer Camps, and MUCH more!  The first 100 people will receive a card for a FREE Chick-fil-A Sandwich to be used on their next visit to Chick-fil-A. This is not a drop off event!  Please note that Magic Shows are at 6:30 & 7:30 pm. Tickets will go on sale at JML on Fri. Nov. 14th at 5:00 pm.  Seats are limited so please arrive early to buy tickets!  Check the PTA website for more details.

Attention 6th grade All County Chorus students. There is an after-school rehearsal today. Please report to the Chorus room following dismissal.

Jazz Band rhythm section meets today at 3:30pm in the band room.

October 28th
 Makeup picture day is tomorrow for any student who needs their pictures retaken or was absent on picture day. If you need your picture retaken, you’ll need to bring in your package of pictures to give to the photographer. You may prepay online at: http://www.vosphoto.com/lunsford

And now, time for the Green Club Fact of the Day - Did you know that if every household reused a paper bag for one shopping trip, about 60,000 trees would be saved.  At JML, all CLEAN paper can be placed in ANY blue recycling bin - including colored paper, construction paper and flattened cardboard.  Go Lions! And ROAR for Recycling!


The SAC is happy to announce our first spirit week of the year! Please join us this rest of this week in all of our spirit week celebration:

Today: Dress like your teacher day, we see a lot of great outfits today! You may even see several Mr. Slevin’s walking around!

Wednesday: Wacky Tacky day

Thursday: Back in the day (wear outfits from your favorite decade)

Friday: Hero and Villain day


The PE department is selling sweats, t-shirts, and long sleeve t-shirts to raise money for new equipment. If you are interested in sporting some cool, new Lunsford gear while raising money, see your PE teacher for an order form. All orders are due by Friday October 31st.


STEM Day 2014 t-shirts are now on sale!  Designed by our own Robab N., our STEM Day shirts are a celebration of JML Ingenuity!  Order forms are available from your science teacher, house secretary or in the main office.  Orders must be turned in by November 5th!


 
October 27th
 Makeup picture day is this Wednesday, October 29th. Forms are available in the main office as well as each house office. You may also pay online at www.vosphoto.com/lunsford

And now, time for the Green club Fact of the Day - Did you know that in a lifetime, the average American will throw away 600 times his or her body weight in trash.  That means that each adult will leave about 90,000 pounds of trash in their lifetime to place in a landfill.  Don't forget at JML, you can place ALL clean paper, cans, glass, or plastics in ANY blue bin.  Recycling reduces our landfill waste!  Go Lions! And ROAR for Recycling!


The SAC is happy to announce our first spirit week of the year! Please join us this rest of this week in all of our spirit week celebration:

Tuesday: Dress like your teacher

Wednesday: Wacky Tacky

Thursday: Back in the day

Friday: Hero and Villain day

Looking forward to seeing all the great outfits! We love seeing all of the matchy matchy groups today!


The PE department is selling sweats, t-shirts, and long sleeve t-shirts to raise money for new equipment. If you are interested in sporting some cool, new Lunsford gear while raising money, see your PE teacher for an order form. All orders are due by Friday October 31st.


 October 24th
 Makeup picture day is Wednesday, October 29th.

Today is the last day of the Box Tops Contest.  If you brought Box Tops with you, please turn them in to your house office and earn a roar for every 10 Box Tops!  The wining teams from each grade will be announced next week. The winning teams will get to eat lunch outside!


And now, time for the Green Club Fact of the Day - Did you know that Americans throw away enough aluminum every month to rebuild our entire commercial airplane fleet?  At JML , you can place your empty aluminum cans in ANY blue bin for recycling.  Don't forget, the Green Club is sponsoring a Recycling Awareness Poster Contest.  Details can be found in your house office and winners can win a $10 KuleYos gift card.  Go Lions!  And ROAR for Recycling!


The SAC is happy to announce our first spirit week of the year! Please join us next week beginning Monday the 27th in all of our spirit week celebration:

Monday: Matchy-Match day

Tuesday: Dress like your teacher

Wednesday: Wacky Tacky

Thursday: Back in the day

Friday: Hero and Villain day

Looking forward to seeing all the great outfits!

 

Thank you to everyone who came out to the JML vs. Mercer basketball game last night! Our staff and

students did a great job and we enjoyed seeing you all showing your JML pride!

 
October 23rd
 Makeup picture day is Wednesday, October 29th.

Don’t forget to turn in your Box Tops to the school store and earn a roar ticket for every 10 Box Tops that you turn in. Tomorrow is the last day of the contest.  Thank you for supporting the school!


And now, time for the Green Club Fact of the Day - Did you know that when you recycle aluminum cans, they will be made into more cans which can be used over and over again.   Recycling just 100 cans will save enough energy to light a typical bedroom for two whole weeks!  At JML, you can place ALL clean aluminum or steel cans in ANY blue bin for recycling.  That includes empty soda and switch cans.  Go Lions! And ROAR for Recycling!


The SAC is happy to announce our first spirit week of the year! Please join us next week beginning Monday the 27th in all of our spirit week celebration:

Monday: Matchy-Match day

Tuesday: Dress like your teacher

Wednesday: Wacky Tacky

Thursday: Back in the day

Friday: Hero and Villain day

Looking forward to seeing all the great outfits!

 

Thank you to everyone who is wearing pink today to promote breast cancer awareness! The JML/Mercer basketball game will be held at John Champe High School, doors open at 5:30 pm. Let’s show our JML pride!


Science Olympiad will meet today after school in room 708.   New member applications are due at the start of this meeting.  New members MUST have a completed application including parent signatures and contact information to join the club.  


The final Spirit wear orders have arrived and are ready for pick up in the library. Locker notes have been left on lockers.


The PE department is selling sweats, t-shirts, and long sleeve t-shirts to raise money for new equipment. If you are interested in sporting some cool, new Lunsford gear while raising money, see your PE teacher for an order form. All orders are due by Friday October 31st.


Knitting and Crocheting will meet in the library today. ​Please bring your supplies.


Attention all LEO club members: We will be having a LEO club meeting on today after school in Mr. Basile's room. If you are running for an officer position please make sure you have your speech ready to present to the club at the meeting!


History club is cancelled for today, they will be meeting next week.


iXL club will be meeting today after school


October 22nd
 Makeup picture day is Wednesday, October 29th.

Our Box Tops contest is going great thanks to all of you!  Don’t forget to turn in your Box Tops to the school store and earn a roar ticket for every 10 Box Tops that you turn in. All box tops must be submitted with your name, grade, team, and total amount of box tops.     


And now, time for the Green Club Fact of the Day - Did you know that 75% of all waste is recyclable, but Americans only recycle about 30% of it.  At JML, we have mixed recycling.  That means that you can put Clean Paper, Plastic, Glass, or Aluminum in ANY blue bin.  It will all go together to the recycling center and be separated so that it can be re-made into new products.  Go Lions! And ROAR for Recycling!


The SAC is happy to announce our first spirit week of the year! Please join us next week beginning Monday the 27th in all of our spirit week celebration:

Monday: Matchy-Match day

Tuesday: Dress like your teacher

Wednesday: Wacky Tacky

Thursday: Back in the day

Friday: Hero and Villain day

Looking forward to seeing all the great outfits!

 

Please join us tomorrow in a school wide "pink out" to help promote breast cancer awareness! Please wear PINK to help promote awareness! The JML/Mercer basketball game will be held at John Champe High School, doors open at 5:30 pm.


Monroe Technology Center open house is tonight from 6:30-8:30 pm.


Science Olympiad will meet tomorrow after school in room 708.   New member applications are due at the start of this meeting.  New members MUST have a completed application including parent signatures and contact information to join the club.  


The Lions Den Squared Pizza Party is today after school in the cafeteria.  If you plan on attending, please bring your completed permission slip to the main office.


The final Spirit wear orders have arrived and are ready for pick up in the library. Locker notes have been left on lockers.


The PE department is selling sweats, t-shirts, and long sleeve t-shirts to raise money for new equipment. If you are interested in sporting some cool, new Lunsford gear while raising money, see your PE teacher for an order form. All orders are due by Friday October 31st.


Jazz band rhythm section meets in the band room today at 3:30pm.


Attention all Model UN members: We will be having a Model UN club meeting today after school in Ms. Nguyen's room (Rm 712). Please make arrangements to attend.


Attention all LEO club members: We will be having a LEO club meeting on Thursday (tomorrow) after school in Mr. Basile's room. If you are running for an officer position please make sure you have your speech ready to present to the club at the meeting!


October 21st
 Makeup picture day is Wednesday, October 29th.

We encourage all of you to keep bringing in your Box Tops for the Box Tops Blitz. This is the last week of the contest. The team in each grade that turns in the most box tops will win the opportunity to eat their lunch outside!

 

Drop off box tops at the Lions’ Den school store through this Friday, October 24th and earn a roar ticket for every 10 box tops you submit!


And now, time for the Green Club Fact of the Day - Did you know that if we stopped just one day's run of the Sunday New York Times newspaper, that 75,000 trees would be saved?  At JML, ANY type of CLEAN paper may be put in ANY blue bin for recycling.  That includes colored paper, construction paper, and flattened cardboard.  Go Lions!  And ROAR for RECYCLING!


The SAC is happy to announce our first spirit week of the year! Please join us next week beginning Oct 27th in all of our spirit week celebration:

Monday: Matchy-Match day (Please join a GROUP of students 3 or more to match with)

Tuesday: Dress like your teacher (Dress up like your favorite teacher or staff!)

Wednesday: Wacky Tacky (Wear your wackiest and tackiest!)

Thursday: Back in the day (Throw back Thursday, pick an outfit from any decade!)

Friday: Hero and Villain day (Dress like your favorite Hero or Villain!)

Looking forward to seeing all the great outfits!

 

On Thursday, October 23, please join us in a school wide "pink out" to help promote breast cancer awareness! Please wear PINK to help promote awareness! The JML/Mercer basketball game will be held at John Champe High School, doors open at 5:30 pm.


Science Olympiad will meet this Thursday after school in room 708.   New member applications are due at the start of this meeting.  New members MUST have a completed application including parent signatures and contact information to join the club.  


The Lions Den Squared Pizza Party is tomorrow (Wednesday) after school in the cafe.  If you plan on attending, please bring your completed permission slip to the main office.


October 20th
 Makeup picture day is Wednesday, October 29th.

We encourage all of you to keep bringing in your Box Tops for the Box Tops Blitz. This is the last week of the contest. The team in each grade that turns in the most box tops will win the opportunity to eat their lunch outside!

Drop off box tops at the Lions’ Den school store through this Friday, October 24th and earn a roar ticket for every 10 box tops you submit!


And now, time for the Green Club Fact of the Day - Did you know that each arrow in the Green Triangular Symbol for Recycling stands for something different?  The first arrow represent REDUCE - we should try to use fewer resources in the first place.  The second arrow stands for REUSE - we should try to REUSE our resources over and over again before throwing them out.  Finally, the third arrow stands for RECYCLE - make sure Recyclable material is put in recycle bins so that it can be remade into something new rather than filling up space in a landfill!  Go Lions! And ROAR for Recycling!


The SAC is happy to announce our first spirit week of the year! Please join us next week beginning Oct 27th in all of our spirit week celebration:

Monday: Matchy-Match day (Please join a GROUP of students 3 or more to match with)

Tuesday: Dress like your teacher (Dress up like your favorite teacher or staff!)

Wednesday: Wacky Tacky (Wear your wackiest and tackiest!)

Thursday: Back in the day (Throw back Thursday, pick an outfit from any decade!)

Friday: Hero and Villain day (Dress like your favorite Hero or Villain!)

Looking forward to seeing all the great outfits!

 
On Thursday, October 23, please join us in a school wide "pink out" to help promote breast cancer
awareness! Please wear PINK to help promote awareness! The JML/Mercer basketball game will be held at
John Champe High School, doors open at 5:30 pm.
 
October 17th
 Thank you to everyone who came out for our Subway spirit nights! It was a big success and we enjoyed seeing you all.

Makeup picture day is Wednesday, October 29th.


The Stone Ridge 5k is TOMORROW!  Please sign up to run or walk with the school.  We look forward to seeing you all there! You may even see a JML teacher running the 5k in a banana costume!


Don’t forget to clip Box Tops for the contest we are holding!  You can turn them in Tuesdays-Thursday at the school store through Oct. 24 and earn a roar for every 10 Box Tops!  


The Green Club is sponsoring a Recycling Awareness Poster contest.  All students who create a poster will receive a ROAR and be entered to win a raffle prize($10 KuleYos! gift card).   The Green Club will select the Winning Poster based on Content, Appearance, and importance to Recycling.  The Winner will be announced November 14th and will receive a $10 KuleYos! gift card and a T-shirt.  The posters will be displayed around the school to promote Recycling.  For more details you can check the PTA Green Team website or the flyer in your house office.  Go Lions!  And ROAR for Recycling!


October 16th
 Makeup picture day is Wednesday, October 29th.

JML Girl Scout Troop 5352 Spooktacular Halloween Drive will run through tomorrow. They will be collecting Halloween costumes for elementary students, trick-or-treating bags, pumpkins and flashlights. If you would like to donate anything please plan to bring the items to school and drop them off across from the school store between 8:15-8:35 am. Your support is appreciated.


We hope to see everyone at our JML SUBWAY Spirit Nights tonight from 4-8 pm.  7/8 th graders are encouraged to come tonight.  However, all grades are welcome to attend.  You can visit either South Riding SUBWAY location. The school will receive 10% of all proceeds. Larry the Lion will be making an appearance and any student who happens to be there when Larry is there will receive a ROAR ticket for supporting JML. Please come out and support our school! We hope to see everyone at SUBWAY.  


This week is the last week to register for the Stone Ridge 5K.  The Stone Ridge 5K will be held on Saturday.  Please sign up to run or walk with the school.  Thank you for supporting JML!


Don’t forget to clip Box Tops for the contest we are holding!  You can turn them in Tuesdays-Thursday at the school store through Oct. 24 and earn a roar for every 10 Box Tops!  


Each month, the PBIS team will recognize two students from each team that  their teachers believe have provided excellent examples of one of Lunsford's ROAR character quality traits which are Respect, Ownership, Achievement, and Responsibility. At this time, we would like to announce the students of the month for September. Our character quality this month was Respect.

6th

Rhino: Kyra H, Jonathan A

Tiger: Divya N, Ankit K

Panda: Mary M, Joseph P

7th

Anaconda: Amy M, William W

Jaguar: Chantal M, Enoch L

Toucan: Grace H, Daniel P

8th

Penguin: Shayla W, Ethan C

Elephant: Melina W, Jon L

Zebra: Macey R, Jack K

Congratulations to our September students of the month! The character quality that we will be looking for next month will be Ownership.
October 15th
 

Makeup picture day is Wednesday, October 29th.


JML Girl Scout Troop 5352 would like to announce their Spooktacular Halloween Drive, which will run through this Friday, October 17. They will be collecting Halloween costumes for elementary students, trick-or-treating bags, pumpkins and flashlights. If you would like to donate anything please plan to bring the items to school and drop them off across from the school store between 8:15-8:35 am. Your support is appreciated.


We hope to see everyone at our JML SUBWAY Spirit Nights tonight and Thursday from 4-8 pm.  6th graders are encouraged to come tonight and 7/8 th graders are encouraged to come on Thurs.  However, all are welcome to attend either or both nights.  You can visit either South Riding SUBWAY location. The school will receive 10% of all proceeds. Larry the Lion will be making an appearance and any student who happens to be there when Larry is there will receive a ROAR ticket for supporting JML.  In addition, we will award the spirit stick on Friday to the grade who has the best participation from tonight and Thurs. nights!  Please come out and support our school! We hope to see everyone at SUBWAY.  


This week is the last week to register for the Stone Ridge 5K.  The Stone Ridge 5K will be held on Saturday.  Please sign up to run or walk with the school.  Thank you for supporting JML!


Don’t forget to clip Box Tops for the contest we are holding!  You can turn them in Tuesdays-Thursday at the school store through Oct. 24 and earn a roar for every 10 Box Tops!  


Students interested in performing with the JML Jazz Ensemble rhythm section will meet in the band room this afternoon at 3:30pm. Be sure to download a permission form from Mr. Steffens' staff web page and bring the signed permission form to the rehearsal tomorrow afternoon.


The Green Team has won a grant from the Keep Virginia Beautiful Foundation.  For the next few weeks, we will be encouraging everyone, teachers, staff and students,  to recycle more at JML!  Our recycling Campaign is called Lions ROAR for Recycling! Look for some changes that will start to happen in the teacher lounges and cafeteria and listen to the announcements for important facts about recycling each day.   Go Lions! And ROAR for Recycling!


Monroe Technology Center open house will be next Wed Oct 22 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Bus transportation is available, please contact Ms. Simpson. See our JML Facebook page for more information.


We have a new club! The Actor's Opportunities club's goal is to give everyone a chance to have time in the spotlight. Students gather together and plan a script, this way there is no single main character and everyone gets a chance to feel like a star. The Actor's Opportunities Club is also a great way to improve creativity and teamwork skills! I'm hoping to have a Spring Performance to showcase our effort and entertain our family and friends. They will be meeting every other Thursday beginning tomorrow.

 

The Lion’s Pride Club will meet Thursday afternoon after school.  Please report to room 715 immediately following dismissal.


Lions Run club is cancelled for tomorrow, they will meet again next week.

 
October 14th
 

Makeup picture day is Wednesday, October 29th.


JML Girl Scout Troop 5352 would like to announce their Spooktacular Halloween Drive, which will run through this Friday, October 17. They will be collecting Halloween costumes for elementary students, trick-or-treating bags, pumpkins and flashlights. If you would like to donate anything please plan to bring the items to school and drop them off across from the school store between 8:15-8:35 am. Your support is appreciated.


The FACS club will begin meeting on Wednesday, October 15th. French club will begin meeting next Wednesday, October 22nd.


Pacer Club meets on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month- beginning this week. Please turn your permission slips in to Ms. Britz or to your house secretary.

 

Coding Club meets this Wednesday, October 15.  Make sure your permission form is turned in. There are extras in lab 1.


We have a new club! The Actor's Opportunities club's goal is to give everyone a chance to have time in the spotlight. Students gather together and plan a script, this way there is no single main character and everyone gets a chance to feel like a star. The Actor's Opportunities Club is also a great way to improve creativity and teamwork skills! I'm hoping to have a Spring Performance to showcase our effort and entertain our family and friends. They will be meeting every other Thursday beginning this Thursday, October 16th.


This week is the last week to register for the Stone Ridge 5K.  The Stone Ridge 5K will be held on Saturday.  Please sign up to run or walk with the school.  Thank you for supporting JML!


Don’t forget to clip Box Tops for the contest we are holding!  You can turn them in Tuesdays-Thursday at the school store through Oct. 24 and earn a roar for every 10 Box Tops!  


Students interested in performing with the JML Jazz Ensemble rhythm section will meet in the band room tomorrow afternoon, that's Wednesday October 15 at 3:30pm. Be sure to download a permission form from Mr. Steffens' staff web page and bring the signed permission form to the rehearsal tomorrow afternoon.

 
We encourage all of you to keep bringing in your Box Tops in for the Box Tops Blitz. The team in each grade that turns in the most box tops will win the opportunity to eat their lunch outside! Clip and count box tops – put in a plastic bag or envelope with your name, grade, team, and total number box tops enclosed. Drop off box tops at the Lions’ Den school store through October 24th on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 8:15-8:35 and earn a roar ticket for every 10 box tops you submit! 

The Green Team has won a grant from the Keep Virginia Beautiful Foundation.  For the next few weeks, we will be encouraging everyone, teachers, staff and students,  to recycle more at JML!  Our recycling Campaign is called Lions ROAR for REcycling! Look for some changes that will start to happen in the teacher lounges and cafeteria and listen to the announcements for important facts about recycling each day.   Go Lions! And ROAR for Recycling!


 
October 10th
 

Don’t forget to clip Box Tops this weekend for the contest!  You can turn them in Tuesdays-Thursday at the school store through Oct. 24 and earn a roar for every 10 Box Tops!  


Makeup picture day is Wednesday, October 29th.


JML Girl Scout Troop 5352 would like to announce their Spooktacular Halloween Drive, which will start Tuesday, October 14 and run through next Friday, October 17. They will be collecting Halloween costumes for elementary students, trick-or-treating bags, real pumpkins and flashlights. If you would like to donate anything please plan to bring the items to school and drop them off across from the school store between 8:15-8:35 am. Your support is appreciated.


There has been a change to two after school clubs, the FACS club will begin meeting on Wednesday, October 15th. French club will begin meeting on Wednesday, October 22nd.


Pacer Club meets on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month- beginning next week. Please turn your permission slips in to Ms. Britz or to your house secretary.

 

Coding Club meets next Wednesday, October 15.  Make sure your permission form is turned in. There are extras in lab 1.

 
 Actor's Opportunities club's goal is to give everyone a chance to have time in the spotlight. Students gather together and plan a script, this way there is no single main character and everyone gets a chance to feel like a star. The Actor's Opportunities Club is also a great way to improve creativity and teamwork skills! I'm hoping to have a Spring Performance to showcase our effort and entertain our family and friends.

October 9th
 

Our Thursday after school clubs will begin today. If you have not turned in your permission form, please take them to your house office.


All students attending the Limo and Lunch celebration today should have had a hall pass sticker posted on their locker when you arrived at school this morning.  

 

Don’t forget to turn in your Box Tops to the school store and earn a roar ticket for every 10 Box Tops that you turn in Tuesdays through Thursdays through Oct. 24!  All box tops must be submitted with your name, grade, team, and total amount of box tops.  Thank you for supporting the school!


Makeup picture day is Wednesday, October 29th.


Science Olympiad will be hosting a parent information meeting tonight at 7pm in the cafeteria.


There has been a change to two after school clubs, the FACS club will begin meeting on Wednesday, October 15th. French club will begin meeting on Wednesday, October 22nd.


Pacer Club meets on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month- beginning next week. Please turn your permission slips in to Ms. Britz or to your house secretary.


The first meeting of the knitting/crochet  club will be held today after school in the library. Please remember to bring a pair of size 8 needles or a J hook and worsted weight yarn with you to the meeting. We have a few extras if you are unable to bring supplies tomorrow.  The permission form must be turned in.

Coding Club meets next Wednesday, October 15.  Make sure your permission form is turned in. There are extras in lab 1.


The first LEO club meeting of the year will be held today after school in Mr. Basile's room. You must turn in a permission slip in order to stay for LEO club! We hope to see you there!


Reminder to Green Club students, Green Club meets today after school in the cafeteria.  See you there!

Volleyball Club will meet today in the main gym after school. You do NOT need to dress out and we will be ending at 4:30 p.m. today.


October 8th
 

The Stone Ridge 5k Race for Education will be on Saturday, October 18th. Let’s show our JML pride and run/walk together in the 5k and 1 mile fun run. The PTA is looking for volunteers to help. For more information, go to the PTA website.


Our after school clubs will begin today and tomorrow. If you have not turned in your permission form, please take them to your house office.


This afternoon there will be a set design meeting in Mr. Sniffin's Art room.


Reminder to Green Club students, Green Club will meet in the cafeteria after school tomorrow.  Don't forget to bring your permission slip if you haven't already turned it in.


All students attending the Limo and Lunch celebration tomorrow will have a hall pass sticker posted on their locker when you arrive at school tomorrow morning.  Please remove the pass sticker, place it on your shirt and to ensure you leave your class at the correct time.  When you leave class, you will place your items in your locker and head directly and quietly to meet your group outside the front main office.  

Our Box Tops contest is going great thanks to all of you!  Don’t forget to turn in your Box Tops to the school store and earn a roar ticket for every 10 Box Tops that you turn in Tuesdays through Thursdays through Oct. 24!  All box tops must be submitted with your name, grade, team, and total amount of box tops.     


Makeup picture day is Wednesday, October 29th.


Attention all students interested in Student Activities Council! We will have our first meeting today after school in the cafeteria. If you haven't done so already, please turn in your permission form to Ms. Parrott in room 602 before the meeting. We hope to see you there!


Science Olympiad will be hosting a parent information meeting on October 9 at 7pm in the cafeteria.


There has been a change to two after school clubs, the FACS club will begin meeting on Wednesday, October 15th. French club will begin meeting on Wednesday, October 22nd.


The first basketball club of the year will be today, after school in the main gym. You must turn in a permission slip in order to participate in basketball club. You will not be permitted to stay tomorrow if you have not turned in a permission slip.


Pacer Club meets on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month- beginning next week. Please turn your permission slips in to Ms. Britz or to your house secretary.


The first meeting of the knitting/crochet  club will be held tomorrow after school in the library. Please remember to bring a pair of size 8 needles or a J hook and worsted weight yarn with you to the meeting.


The first LEO club meeting of the year will be held tomorrow after school in Mr. Basile's room. You must turn in a permission slip in order to stay for LEO club! We hope to see you there!


October 7th

The book fair is in the library this week.

 

The Stone Ridge 5k Race for Education will be on Saturday, October 18th. Let’s show our JML pride and run/walk together in the 5k and 1 mile fun run. The PTA is looking for volunteers to help. For more information, go to the PTA website.


Our after school clubs will begin tomorrow and Thursday. If you have not turned in your permission form, please take them to your house office this week.


Just a reminder that all students who are attending the Limo and Lunch Celebration should be sure to look at the list posted in their house office window so you know what group you are in and what time you will be gone during the day.  Please write the information in your Agenda. We encourage all of you to bring your Box Tops in for the Box Tops Blitz. The team in each grade that turns in the most box tops will win the opportunity to eat their lunch outside! Clip and count box tops – put in a plastic bag or envelope with your name, grade, team, and total number box tops enclosed. Drop off box tops at the Lions’ Den school store through October 24th on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 8:15-8:35 and earn a roar ticket for every 10 box tops you submit!


Attention all students interested in Student Activities Council! We will have our first meeting tomorrow after school in the cafeteria. If you haven't done so already, please turn in your permission form to Ms. Parrott in room 602 before the meeting. We hope to see you there!


Science Olympiad will be hosting a parent information meeting on October 9 at 7pm in the cafeteria.


There has been a change to two after school clubs, the FACS club will begin meeting on Wednesday, October 15th. French club will begin meeting on Wednesday, October 22nd.


The first basketball club of the year will be tomorrow, after school in the main gym. You must turn in a permission slip in order to participate in basketball club. You will not be permitted to stay tomorrow if you have not turned in a permission slip.

 

The first MathCounts meeting is in the auditorium tomorrow, Wed., at 7:45.  Bring your permission slip if you have not turned it in already.


October 6th
 The book fair will be in the library this week beginning today.

The Stone Ridge 5k Race for Education will be on Saturday, October 18th. Let’s show our JML pride and run/walk together in the 5k and 1 mile fun run. We are also looking for volunteers to help. For more information, go to the PTA website.


Our after school clubs will begin on Wednesday and Thursday this week. If you have not turned in your permission form, please take them to your house office this week.


Attention all students interested in Student Activities Council! We will have our first meeting this Wednesday, October 8th after school in the cafeteria. If you haven't done so already, please turn in your permission form to Ms. Parrott in room 602 before the meeting. We hope to see you there!


Science Olympiad will be hosting a parent information meeting on October 9 at 7pm in the cafeteria.

All students who are attending the Limo and Lunch Celebration should be sure to look at the list posted in their house office window so you know what group you are in and what time you will be gone during the day.  Please write the information in your Agenda. The Box Tops Blitz competition is on through the October 24 !  The top team in each grade will win the opportunity to eat their lunch outside! Clip and count box tops – put in a plastic bag or envelope with your name, grade, team, and total number box tops enclosed. Expired box tops will not be accepted! Drop off your box tops at the Lions’ Den school store through October 24th on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 8:15-8:35 and earn a roar ticket for every 10 box tops you submit!

 October 3rd
 

Don’t forget to clip Box Tops this weekend for the contest!  You can turn them in Tuesdays-Thursday at the school store through Oct. 24 and earn a roar for every 10 Box Tops!  


The book fair will be in the library next week beginning on Monday.


All students who are participating in the Limo and Lunch next Thursday, Oct. 9th should have turned in their permission form to your house office.  If you have not turned in your form and have it, please turn it in now.  The list has been posted in the house office window that lets you know what group you are in and what time you will be gone during the day.  Please write this information in your Agenda.


The Stone Ridge 5k Race for Education will be on Saturday, October 18th. Let’s show our JML pride and run/walk together in the 5k and 1 mile fun run. We are also looking for volunteers to help. For more information, go to the PTA website.


Picture day money is due today! Picture day money must be turned in today to receive your pictures. You may also pay online at www.vosphoto.com/lunsford


Jazz Ensemble sign-up sheet has been posted in the band room for all interest students who play percussion, piano, sax, trumpet and trombone. Visit Mr. Steffens' staff web page for a schedule for after school rehearsals.


October 2nd
 

Don’t forget to turn in your Box Tops to the school store and earn a roar ticket for every 10 Box Tops that you turn in Tuesdays through Thursdays through Oct. 24!  All box tops must be submitted with your name, grade, team, and total amount of box tops.  Thank you for supporting the school!


The book fair will be in the library next week beginning on Monday. Each house office has a stack of book fair leaflets if you would like to pick one up.


Discount card contest ROARS will be available for pick up this week in your house offices. 8th graders can pick up your ROARS tomorrow from the 8th grade house office between 8:15-8:35 am. The Limo and Lunch permission slip were distributed to the winners and should be returned no later than tomorrow.


The Stone Ridge 5k Race for Education will be on Saturday, October 18th. Let’s show our JML pride and run/walk together in the 5k and 1 mile fun run. We are also looking for volunteers to help. For more information, go to the PTA website.


Picture day money is due tomorrow! All students had their picture taken regardless of having payment on picture day. Picture day money must be turned in tomorrow to receive your pictures.

 

Interims will be distributed today during 4th block.

Jazz Ensemble sign-up sheet has been posted in the band room for all interest students who play percussion, piano, sax, trumpet and trombone. Visit Mr. Steffens' staff web page for a schedule for after school rehearsals.


October 1st
 

Our Box Tops contest is off to a great start!  Don’t forget to turn in your Box Tops to the school store and earn a roar ticket for every 10 Box Tops that you turn in Tuesdays through Thursdays through Oct. 24!  All box tops must be submitted with your name, grade, team, and total amount of box tops.     


The book fair will be in the library next week beginning on Monday. Each house office has a stack of book fair leaflets if you would like to pick one up.


Discount card contest ROARS will be available for pick up this week in your house offices. 7th graders can pick up your ROARS tomorrow from the 7th grade house office between 8:15-8:35 am. 8th graders can pick up your ROARS on Friday from the 8th grade house office between 8:15-8:35 am. The Limo and Lunch permission slip will be distributed to the winners today and should be returned no later than Friday.


The Stone Ridge 5k Race for Education will be on Saturday, October 18th. Let’s show our JML pride and run/walk together in the 5k and 1 mile fun run. We are also looking for volunteers to help. For more information, go to the PTA website.

September 30th
 

Just a reminder that the Box Tops Blitz has started. The team in each grade that turns in the most box tops will win the opportunity to eat their lunch outside! Clip and count box tops – put in a plastic bag or envelope with your name, grade, team, and total number box tops enclosed. Drop off box tops at the Lions’ Den school store through October 24th on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 8:15-8:35 and earn a roar ticket for every 10 box tops you submit!


The book fair will be in the library next week. Each house office has a stack of book fair leaflets if you would like to pick one up.


STEM day is coming up in November and we are looking for Student Artists to design the tee shirt. If you are interested, get an entry form from your science or art teacher and create a one ink color design. Be creative and have fun.  Entries are due this Wednesday, October 1st and can be turned in to your art or science teacher.


Discount card contest ROARS will be available for pick up this week in your house offices. 6th grade students can pick up their ROARS from the 6th grade house office tomorrow between 8:15-8:35 am. 7th graders can pick up your ROARS on Thursday from the 7th grade house office between 8:15-8:35 am. 8th graders can pick up your ROARS on Friday from the 8th grade house office between 8:15-8:35 am. The Limo and Lunch permission slip will be distributed to the winners on Wed. and should be returned no later than Friday.


The Stone Ridge 5k Race for Education will be on Saturday, October 18th. Let’s show our JML pride and run/walk together in the 5k and 1 mile fun run. We are also looking for volunteers to help. For more information, go to the PTA website.
 
September 29th
 

The Box Tops Blitz starts today and the competition is on!  The top team in each grade will win the opportunity to eat their lunch outside! Clip and count box tops – put in a plastic bag or envelope with your name, grade, team, and total number box tops enclosed. Expired box tops will not be accepted! Drop off your box tops at the Lions’ Den school store through October 24th on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 8:15-8:35 and earn a roar ticket for every 10 box tops you submit!


The book fair will be in the library next week. Each house office has a stack of book fair leaflets if you would like to pick one up.


STEM day is coming up in November and we are looking for Student Artists to design the tee shirt. If you are interested, get an entry form from your science or art teacher and create a one ink color design. Be creative and have fun.  Entries are due this Wednesday, October 1st and can be turned in to your art or science teacher.


Discount card contest ROARS will be available for pick up this week in your house offices. 6th grade students can pick up their ROARS from the 6th grade house offices on Tuesday and Wednesday between 8:15-8:35 am. 7th graders can pick up your ROARS on Thursday from the 7th grade house office between 8:15-8:35 am. 8th graders can pick up your ROARS on Friday from the 8th grade house office between 8:15-8:35 am. The Limo and Lunch permission slip will be distributed to the winners on Wed. and should be returned no later than Friday.

 
September 26th
 

Today is picture day! Your pictures will be taken during PE class. Photos will be taken for ALL students, regardless of whether or not you’ve paid. If you were absent yesterday, the makeup picture day is on October 29th.


If you didn’t make it to the activities fair, a list of clubs are available in each house office.


We had a great night at Moe’s last night!  Thank you to all who came out to support JML!


We have our raffle winners from last night! Matthew K. in 7th grade has won the Moe’s taco catering for 10 people and Abby K. in 7th grade won the Moe’s meal pass for 5 friends. Congratulations! You can pick those up from Ms. Luminello in the main office today.

 

STEM day is coming up in November and we are looking for Student Artists to design the tee shirt. If you are interested, get an entry form from your science or art teacher and create a one ink color design. Be creative and have fun.  Entries are due October 1st and can be turned in to your art or science teacher.

 
September 25th
 

Today and Friday this week are picture days! Your pictures will be taken during PE class. Photos can be ordered online at www.vosphoto.com/lunsford. Photos will be taken for ALL students, regardless of whether or not you’ve paid.


If you didn’t make it to the activities fair, a list of clubs will be available in each house office.


We had a great night at Moe’s last night!  We hope you will all join us for our JML Moe’s Spirit Night tonight from 4-8pm.  All are welcome!  There will be some great raffle prizes and the famous Moe’s Prize Wheel too! Larry the Lion will be making an appearance and any student who happens to be there when Larry is there will receive a ROAR ticket for supporting JML.


We have our raffle winners from last night! Mrs. Harris Carpenter has won the Moe’s taco catering for 10 people and Joshua M. in 7th grade won the Moe’s meal pass for 6 people. Congratulations! You can pick those up from Ms. Luminello in the main office today.

STEM day is coming up in November and we are looking for Student Artists to design the tee shirt. If you are interested, get an entry form from your science or art teacher and create a one ink color design. Be creative and have fun.  Entries are due October 1st and can be turned in to your art or science teacher.


Monroe Technology Center will host its annual Middle School Open House, Wednesday, October 22nd from 6:30-8:00 PM.  Middle School Night at Monroe is an opportunity for middle school students to explore a variety of career pathways. There will be mini demonstrations and tours of all program labs. A bus will be provided from JML to Monroe for those students needing transportation.  If you are interested in attending the Monroe Open House, please see Ms. Simpson in the eighth grade house.

September 24th

Thursday and Friday this week are picture days! Your pictures will be taken during PE class. 

You will need to bring in your picture day flier with payment on the day that you have PE class on Thursday and Friday. Payment must be given to the photographer the day your picture is taken.


If you didn’t make it to the activities fair this morning, a list of clubs will be available in each house office.


Please join us for our JML Moe’s Spirit Nights from 4-8pm tonight and tomorrow.  6th graders are encouraged to come tonight and 7/8 th graders are encouraged to come on Thurs.  However, all are welcome to attend either or both nights.  There will be some great raffle prizes and the famous Moe’s Prize Wheel too! Larry the Lion will be making an appearance and any student who happens to be there when Larry is there will receive a ROAR ticket for supporting JML.  


STEM day is coming up in November and we are looking for Student Artists to design the tee shirt. If you are interested, get an entry form from your science or art teacher and create a one ink color design. Be creative and have fun.  Entries are due October 1st and can be turned in to your art or science teacher.


Monroe Technology Center will host its annual Middle School Open House, Wednesday, October 22nd from 6:30-8:00 PM.  Middle School Night at Monroe is an opportunity for middle school students to explore a variety of career pathways. There will be mini demonstrations and tours of all program labs. A bus will be provided from JML to Monroe for those students needing transportation.  If you are interested in attending the Monroe Open House, please see Ms. Simpson in the eighth grade house.

September 23rd
 

Thursday and Friday this week are picture days! Your pictures will be taken during PE class. You will need to bring in your picture day flier with payment on the day that you have PE class on Thursday and Friday. Payment must be given to the photographer the day your picture is taken.


Tomorrow we will be having an activities fair for those that are interested in after-school clubs. When you come into school tomorrow, you may go to the cafeteria from 8:15-8:40 and meet our club sponsors. If you didn’t make it to the activities fair this morning, a list of clubs will be available in each house office. Please note that this will be for students only.


Please join us for our JML Moe’s Spirit Nights from 4-8pm tomorrow and Thursday.  6th graders are encouraged to come tomorrow and 7/8 th graders are encouraged to come on Thurs.  However, all are welcome to attend either or both nights.  There will be some great raffle prizes and the famous Moe’s Prize Wheel too! Larry the Lion will be making an appearance and any student who happens to be there when Larry is there will receive a ROAR ticket for supporting JML.  


STEM day is coming up in November and we are looking for Student Artists to design the tee shirt. If you are interested, get an entry form from your science or art teacher and create a one ink color design. Be creative and have fun.  Entries are due October 1st and can be turned in to your art or science teacher.

 
September 22nd 
 

All final Limo and Lunch Winners as well as total ROARS earned for the Contest are posted in the House Office window.  If you feel you have qualified for the Limo and Lunch contest and are not on the list, please let your house secretary know.  Thank all of your for supporting the school!  Discount Cards will continued to be sold in the House Office.  Permission Slips will be sent home the week of Sept. 29.  Roars will be distributed the week of Sept. 29 as well.


Join us in the library tomorrow, if you are in 8th grade, or Wednesday, if you are a 6th or 7th grader, during your lunch shift to listen as Rick Riordan, author of Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief, answers questions about the lives of the Greek gods and reads an exclusive excerpt from the final book in the Heroes of Olympus series, The Blood of Olympus. Please visit the library to sign-up for the event during your designated lunch block.


If your parents ordered spiritwear for you, please pick it up in the library. Locker notes have been left on your lockers to remind you.


Students, Tuesday and Wednesday this week we will be having an activities fair for those that are interested in after-school clubs. When you come into school tomorrow and Wednesday, you may go to the cafeteria from 8:15-8:40 and meet our club sponsors. If you didn’t make it to the activities fair this morning, a list of clubs will be available in each house office. Please note that this will be for students only.


We hope to see everyone at our JML Moe’s Spirit Nights this Wednesday and Thursday from 4-8 pm.  6th graders are encouraged to come on Wed. and 7/8 th graders are encouraged to come on Thurs.  However, all are welcome to attend either or both nights.  There will be some great raffle prizes and the famous Moe’s Prize Wheel too! Larry the Lion will be making an appearance and any student who happens to be there when Larry is there will receive a ROAR ticket for supporting JML.


STEM day is coming up in November and we are looking for Student Artists to design the tee shirt. If you are interested, get an entry form from your science or art teacher and create a one ink color design. Be creative and have fun.  Entries are due October 1st and can be turned in to your art or science teacher.

 
September 19th
 

Today is the last day of the Discount Card Contest – thank you for your efforts!  Please make certain to turn in your money if you have not yet today! The final list of winners and roars earned by students during the contest will be posted on Monday morning.  If you do not see your name and believe you have already qualified for the Limo and Lunch, please let your House Secretary know.


Rick Riordan, author of Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief, can bring you along with him to Mount Olympus—virtually, of course. Join us in the library on Tuesday September 23, if you are in 8th grade, or Wednesday, September 24, if you are a 6th or 7th grader, during your lunch shift to listen as Rick answers questions about the lives of the Greek gods and  reads an exclusive excerpt from the final book in the Heroes of Olympus series, The Blood of Olympus. Please visit the library to sign-up for the event during your designated lunch block.


If your parents ordered spiritwear for you, please pick it up in the library. Locker notes have been left on your lockers to remind you.


Students, beginning Monday we will be having an activities fair for those that are interested in after-school clubs. When you come into school on Monday, you may go to the cafeteria from 8:15-8:40 and meet our club sponsors. Please note that this will be for students only.

 
September 18th
 

We have posted the updated list of student names who have already qualified for the Limo and Lunch Contest as well as the ROARS each student has qualified for so far on the House Office Windows.  If you do not see your name and believe you have already qualified for the Limo and Lunch, please let your House Secretary know. Tomorrow is the last day to turn in your money for the Discount Cards to earn ROARS and the Limo and Lunch Grand Prize so please continue to sell the Discount Cards if you want to participate.


Rick Riordan, author of Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief, can bring you along with him to Mount Olympus—virtually, of course. Join us in the library on Tuesday September 23, if you are in 8th grade, or Wednesday, September 24, if you are a 6th or 7th grader, during your lunch shift to listen as Rick answers questions about the lives of the Greek gods and  reads an exclusive excerpt from the final book in the Heroes of Olympus series, The Blood of Olympus. Please visit the library to sign-up for the event during your designated lunch block.

 
September 17th
 

Today is Constitution Day.  In honor of the 227th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution, we are having a Constitution-themed trivia contest.  There is a different question for each grade level.  

6th Grade - In which city was the Constitutional Convention held?

7th Grade - Who was the oldest person to sign the Constitution?

8th Grade - Who was the only person other than George Washington to sign the Constitution AND serve as President?

There will be trivia answer sheets available in the cafeteria today.  Take a guess and turn your answer in to the trivia box.  Grade level winners will be chosen and announced at the end of the day.



We have 2 days left in the Discount Card contest so if you are interested in participating, you still have time! Thank you for supporting the school and remember any money turned in for cards today will earn you double Roars!



Rick Riordan, author of Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief, can bring you along with him to Mount Olympus—virtually, of course. Join us in the library on Tuesday September 23, if you are in 8th grade, or Wednesday, September 24, if you are a 6th or 7th grader, during your lunch shift to listen as Rick answers questions about the lives of the Greek gods and  reads an exclusive excerpt from the final book in the Heroes of Olympus series, The Blood of Olympus. Please visit the library to sign-up for the event during your designated lunch block.

 
September 16th

Tonight there is a meeting for anyone interested in Odyssey of the Mind. The meeting will be at 7 pm in the library. If you are interested in having fun while learning to examine and solve complex problems and strengthening your creativity, join the Odyssey of the Mind team!


The school store, known as the Lions Den, is open beginning today! The school store is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:15-8:35 am.


We have posted the updated list of student names who have already qualified for the Limo and Lunch Contest as well as the ROARS each student has qualified for so far on the House Office Windows.  If you do not see your name and believe you have already qualified for the Limo and Lunch, please let your House Secretary know. There is plenty of time left to earn ROARS and the Limo and Lunch Grand Prize so please continue to sell the Discount Cards if you want to participate.  All students who turn in money for the Discount Card today and tomorrow will receive 2 roars for each card!  Thank you for supporting JML!


Few people are allowed on Mount Olympus (a.k.a. the Empire State Building, 600th floor), but Rick Riordan, author of Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief, can bring you along with him—virtually, of course. Join us in the library on Tuesday September 23, if you are in 8th grade, or Wednesday, September 24, if you are a 6th or 7th grader, during your lunch shift to listen as Rick answers questions about the lives of the Greek gods and  reads an exclusive excerpt from the final book in the Heroes of Olympus series, The Blood of Olympus. Please visit the library to sign-up for the event during your designated lunch block.

 

 
September 15th
 

Tomorrow evening there will be a meeting for anyone interested in Odyssey of the Mind. The meeting will be at 7 pm in the library tomorrow. If you are interested in having fun while learning to examine and solve complex problems and strengthening your creativity, join the Odyssey of the Mind team!


The school store, known as the Lions Den, will open tomorrow! The school store is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:15-8:35 am.


This is the last week of the Discount Card Contest!  There is still plenty of time to earn ROARS or the Grand Prize which is going to Lunch at Manhattan Pizza and KuleYo’s in a LIMO!  Please make certain to turn your money into the house office each morning when you arrive.  This fundraiser is a big help to the school so thank you for your efforts!  We have some exciting news regarding the contest so please listen…..any student who turns in money for cards on Tuesday or Wednesday will receive double ROARS for each card they turn in money for.  For every card you turn in money for, you will get 2 roars on Tuesday and Wednesday so if your family or friends want to purchase a card, now is a great time to do it!  Roars will be distributed the week of Sept. 29.

 
September 12th
 

Tuesday evening there will be a meeting for anyone interested in Odyssey of the Mind. The meeting will be at 7 pm in the library on Tuesday, Sept 16th. If you are interested in having fun while learning to examine and solve complex problems and strengthening your creativity, join the Odyssey of the Mind team!


The school store, known as the Lions Den, will open on Tuesday! The school store is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:15-8:35 am.


We have posted the updated list of student names who have already qualified for the Limo and Lunch Contest as well as the ROARS each student has qualified for so far on the House Office Windows.  If you do not see your name and believe you have already qualified for the Limo and Lunch, please let your House Secretary know. There is plenty of time left to earn ROARS and the Limo and Lunch Grand Prize so please continue to sell the Discount Cards if you want to participate.

 
 
September 11th
 

Tuesday evening there will be a meeting for anyone interested in Odyssey of the Mind. The meeting will be at 7 pm in the library on Tuesday, Sept 16th. If you are interested in having fun while learning to examine and solve complex problems and strengthening your creativity, join the Odyssey of the Mind team!


The Discount Card Contest is going strong!  You are all doing a great job!  An updated list will be posted tomorrow of the current Limo and Lunch winners as well as how many ROARS you have earned so far.  Over 65 students have already qualified for the Limo and Lunch Prize and many of you have earned Roars which you will receive the week of Sept. 29. There is still plenty of time to sell Discount Cards!

 
The school store, known as the Lions Den, will be open beginning on Tuesday. It will be open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:15-8:45 am.

 
September 10th
 

Tomorrow is the anniversary of September 11th, a day of remembrance. In honor of this day, Patriot Day, we will be holding our first spirit day. All staff and students are encouraged to wear red, white and blue. Let’s show our school pride!

September 9th
 

Students, this is a friendly reminder that if you’ve forgotten an item at home, please make it your responsibility to check the main office counter for items that have been dropped off. It is important that we limit interruptions during class so please be sure you come down to the main office in between classes.


The JML Discount Card Contest is off to a great start.  Just a friendly reminder that all money should be turned into your house office in an envelope with your name and grade on it each morning during the contest. You will receive a hall pass to pick up your discount cards in the house office in the afternoon.  Lost Discount Cards will not be replaced so please keep up with your cards. Tomorrow morning you may check the House Office window to see if you have already qualified for the Limo and Lunch and how many ROARS you have qualified for so far.  Thank you for supporting JML!

 
This Thursday is the anniversary of September 11th, a day of remembrance. In honor of this day, Patriot Day, we will be holding our first spirit day. All staff and students are encouraged to wear red, white and blue. Let's show our school pride! 
 
 September 8th
 

Students, this is a friendly reminder that if you’ve forgotten an item at home, please make it your responsibility to check the main office counter for items that have been dropped off. It is important that we limit interruptions during class so please be sure you come down to the main office in between classes.


Today is a very exciting day at JML as today marks the first day of our very exciting JML Discount Card Limo and Lunch Contest!

In case you haven’t heard, the JML PTA is hosting a contest that officially starts today and runs for two weeks ending on Friday, Sept, 19.

The contest is very simple and everyone is invited to participate but certainly is not required to participate!

 

Here’s what you need to know:

If you sell 5 JML discount cards, you will earn 5 ROAR tickets.

If you sell 10 JML discount cards, you will earn 10 ROAR tickets.

If you sell 15 JML discount cards, you will earn 15 ROAR tickets AND you will win a ride in a limo to Manhattan Pizza and KuleYo’s! for free lunch and dessert with fellow JML students during the school day on Thursday, October 9!

For those of you who sell more than 15 JML discount cards, you will receive 1 ROAR ticket for every JML Discount Card you sell over 15!

 

ROARS will be distributed the week of Week of September 29.

All students will receive a flier in 4th block today to take home that will explain what a JML discount card is along with all of the contest details so be sure to read all of the details!


 
September 5th
 This is a reminder to all students that checked out books from the during Lion’s Leap. Please remember to turn in your books this week to avoid overdue notices.
 
 
 September 4th 

ALL 6th graders and their families are invited to stop by KuleYO’s tonight between 4:30-7:30 pm to meet and visit with other 6th graders! You will have an opportunity to catch up with some old friends as well as meet new friends! As a bonus, the school will receive 15% of all purchases, so please let them know that you are supporting JML BEFORE you pay at the register! If you are there when Larry the Lion is there, you will receive a ROAR! Come show your Lion’s pride and meet new friends!


This is a reminder to all students that checked out books from the during Lion’s Leap. Please remember to turn in your books this week to avoid overdue notices.

 

 
September 2nd

Students, on behalf of JML, I would like to welcome each of you on the first day of what will be an amazing year. We have been working hard to prepare a learning environment for each of you that is positive, safe, empowering, and of course, challenging.


Lunsford students, we have high expectations for each of you to do your part in continuing to build our legacy of excellence. At Lunsford, we ROAR. We display RESPECT by treating each other kindly, we display OWNERSHIP by taking care of our school, we value ACHIEVEMENT by striving for excellence in all endeavors, and we show RESPONSIBILITY by making good choices.


Many of you again wrote me letters this summer describing a school where we value diversity, we stand up to bullying, and we celebrate the success of those around us. I challenge you each to live up to these standards set by your classmates and teachers.


J. Michael Lunsford, our school’s namesake dedicated his life to giving back to his community, Loudoun County. In his 41 years as a Loudoun County Public Schools employee displayed kindness and compassion to others. Let us not forget this model as we continue our journey together as a learning community.


Each and every day will give us an opportunity to improve ourselves and to help those around us.


Remember, today counts, so make it a good one.

 

 
June 13

Please remember to return any library books to the library today or pay for any lost books.


Attention 8th grade students who will be attending Freedom High School next year and who love to dance and perform: The Freedom Colorguard is hosting two summer clinic sessions on July 15 and 17 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at Freedom High School. The Colorguard is a dance-oriented part of the Freedom High School "Spirit of Freedom" Marching Band that combines modern dance and ballet with the pageantry of flags and other props. If you are interested in being a part of this award-winning group, mark your calendars to attend the clinic sessions on July 15 and 17 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at Freedom High School​.


Students, we have a fun day planned for field day today. Please remember that safety is very important. Also, if you have a note for early dismissal, you will need to give it to your teachers when it is time for you to leave.


We would like to wish everyone a great summer! Best of luck to all rising 9th graders heading to Freedom High School next year!


 

June 12

The library still has 125 books that need to be returned from students. Locker notes have been posted which includes the titles and replacement costs. Please return or pay for all library books today or stop by the library if you have questions.


We are looking forward to a fun day tomorrow for field day! Don’t forget to wear sneakers and sunscreen and bring a water bottle!

 
June 11

Attention 8th grade students who will be attending Freedom High School next year and who love to dance and perform: The Freedom Colorguard is hosting two summer clinic sessions on July 15 and 17 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at Freedom High School. The Colorguard is a dance-oriented part of the Freedom High School "Spirit of Freedom" Marching Band that combines modern dance and ballet with the pageantry of flags and other props. If you are interested in being a part of this award-winning group, mark your calendars to attend the clinic sessions on July 15 and 17 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at Freedom High School​.


The library still has 300 books that need to be returned from students . Locker notes have been posted which  includes  the titles and replacement costs. Please return or pay for all library books today or stop by the library if you have questions.


We would like to announce the students of the month for May. Our character quality last month was Respect.

6th

Rhino: Lovjot S, Lindsay B

Tiger: Mikail W, Bre R

Panda: Varun L, Sara G

7th

Anaconda: Ben W, Emily A

Jaguar: Long N, Madison R

Toucan: John D, Crystal M

8th

Penguin: John S, Sophia Z

Elephant: Aidan H, Meghan A

Zebra: Nathaniel B, Petra J


 

 

June 10

Students, this is just a reminder that today is an A DAY, NOT a reverse block schedule. Our block schedule will be 1, 2, 3, 4.


The library still has 300 books that need to be returned from students . Locker notes have been posted which  includes the titles and replacement costs. Please return or pay for all library books tomorrow or stop by the library if you have questions.


All of Ms. Hancher's first semester 6th grade art students should come by her classroom to pick up their artwork​.


Tickets for the eighth grade dance will be on sale through Wednesday, June 11th.  There will be no sales the day of the dance.


 

 

June 9

Tickets for the eighth grade dance will be on sale through Wednesday, June 11th.  There will be no sales the day of the dance.


Attention 8th grade students who will be attending Freedom High School next year and who love to dance and perform: The Freedom Colorguard is hosting two summer clinic sessions on July 15 and 17 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at Freedom High School. The Colorguard is a dance-oriented part of the Freedom High School "Spirit of Freedom" Marching Band that combines modern dance and ballet with the pageantry of flags and other props. If you are interested in being a part of this award-winning group, mark your calendars to attend the clinic sessions on July 15 and 17 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at Freedom High School.


The library still has 300 books that need to be returned from students . Locker notes have been posted which  includes  the titles and replacement costs. Please return or pay for all library books tomorrow or stop by the library if you have questions.

 

 
June 6

All library books are due. Please return all library books to the library.


Congratulations to Mr. Steffens, Mr. Manning, Band 8 and Jazz Ensemble for an outstanding performance last night at their Spring concert.

 

June 5th


All library books are DUE. Please return all library books to the library.


All staff and students are invited to attend a concert this evening at 7pm in the auditorium featuring the 8th Grade Band, Jazz Ensemble, and the voice of Loudoun County Public Schools, Mr. Wayde Byard, who will make his Lunsford debut as a guest narrator with the 8th grade band.


This afternoon is the LAST DAY for activity buses!!! Please make arrangements to go home.



June 4th

Congratulations to Mr. Lutter and his guitar students for an outstanding performance last night at their concert!


Mrs. Holloway's 7th Grade Cupcake Wars winner is...Cupcakes de Dolce!!  Congratulations to Victoria K, Gessica T, Giulia M and Nathan T.  Your presentation, including a re-enactment of scenes from the Titanic, won over your classmates.  Your Chocolate Cookie Crumble Cupcake will be enjoyed next week by all of Mrs. Holloway's 7th grade FACS classes.  We can't wait!


Attention Lionettes....Please wear either a black t-shirt or a Lunsford t-shirt to welcome our new sixth grade class on their orientation day, Thursday, June 5th!  Please meet at the main gym at 8:50 for our welcome tunnel!


Tickets are now on sale for the eighth grade dance/celebration!  Eighth grade students must have a signed permission form before purchasing a ticket.  Tickets will be on sale each morning in the eighth grade locker area.


Students, this is a reminder that the last day to turn in your ROAR’s for prizes is TOMORROW!


JUNE 3RD


Attention Lionettes....Please wear either a black t-shirt or a Lunsford t-shirt to welcome our new sixth grade class on their orientation day, Thursday, June 5th!  Please meet at the main gym at 8:50 for our welcome tunnel!


Tickets are now on sale for the eighth grade dance/celebration!  Eighth grade students must have a signed permission form before purchasing a ticket.  Tickets will be on sale each morning in the eighth grade locker area


Attention 8th grade Chorus members participating in the Guitar concert tonight. Please report to the Chorus room at 6:30pm dressed in concert attire.


Students, this is a reminder that the last day to turn in your ROAR’s for prizes is THIS THURSDAY!


 

May 29th

Students, please remember to check in with your EIGHTH block teacher before heading to SOL tests. We are on a reverse block schedule today.


Attention Chorus students attending Hershey Park this Saturday: There is an after-school rehearsal in the chorus room today after-school.


Band 8 meets on stage today at 3:30pm for all students participating in the Hershey Music Festival.


May 28th






Students, please be sure that you’ve checked in with your 1st block teacher BEFORE heading to your SOL tests.All 8th grade students taking their Science SOL at 11 am, should bring their lunch if they packed it to the testing room.Reminder Green Club members, there will be a Green Club meeting in the cafeteria tomorrow after school.  We'll be checking out the bird house.Jazz Ensemble meets in the band room today at 3:30pm for those members participating in the Hershey Music Festival.8th Grade guitar students have a rehearsal this afternoon in the auditorium.

May 22nd






The PACER club will not meet today.   Please make plans to attend the final meeting next Thursday, May 29.  Once again, the PACER club is cancelled for today. Good luck to Ms. Caravan and her strings students as they perform this evening in the strings show!Students, this is a reminder that ALL library books are due June 1st!Jazz Ensemble meets today in the band room at 3:30pmThere is no running club today. Please make arrangements to go home.

May 21st





The PACER club will not meet tomorrow.   Please make plans to attend the final meeting next Thursday, May 29.  Once again, the PACER club is cancelled for tomorrow. Jazz Ensemble meets in the band room today at 3:30pm for all members.Students, this is a reminder that ALL library books are due June 1st!We had a great time at Manhattan Pizza last night! It was great to see so many JML students at Manhattan Pizza supporting the school! Please join us tonight for our last JML Spirit Night from 4:00-9:00! Manhattan Pizza will donate 20% of all proceeds directly to our school whether you eat there, carry out or have it delivered! If you are at Manhattan Pizza when Larry the Lion is there, you will receive a ROAR for supporting the school!

May 20th






Students, this is just a reminder that the library is open before school for you to renew, return and checkout library books during SOL testing. ALL library books are due by June 1st!Tonight and tomorrow night are JML Spirit Nights at Manhattan Pizza from 4:00-9:00!  Sixth grade is encouraged to come tonight and 7th and 8th grades are encouraged to come tomorrow but you can come either night.  You can also come both nights if you would like! Manhattan Pizza will donate 20% of all proceeds directly to our school whether you eat there, carry out or have it delivered!  This is a great way to support JML! If you are at Manhattan Pizza when Larry the Lion is there, you will receive a ROAR for supporting the school! Please come join your friends for dinner at Manhattan Pizza for the last Spirit Nights of the Year!  The PACER club will not meet this Thursday.   Please make plans to attend the final meeting next Thursday, May 29.  Once again, the PACER club is cancelled for this Thursday. All string students have a mandatory rehearsal after school today until 5:30 pm. Please make plans to attend.

May 19th



Lego Club will meet for our last get together today after school in Ms. Koop’s Room 606.Don’t forget that JML is having two Spirit Nights this week from 4:00-9:00 pm at Manhattan Pizza. Sixth grade is encouraged to come tomorrow and 7th and 8th grades are encouraged to come on Wednesday but you can come either night.  You can also come both nights if you would like! Manhattan Pizza will donate 20% of all proceeds directly to our school whether you eat there, carry out or have it delivered!  This is a great way to support JML! If you are at Manhattan Pizza when Larry the Lion is there, you will receive a ROAR for supporting the school! Please come join your friends for dinner at Manhattan Pizza for the last Spirit Nights of the Year!

 

May 16th

JML is having two Spirit Nights next week on Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:00-9:00 pm at Manhattan Pizza. Sixth grade is encouraged to come on Tuesday and 7th and 8th grades are encouraged to come on Wednesday but you can come either night.  You can also come both nights if you would like! Manhattan Pizza will donate 20% of all proceeds directly to our school whether you eat there, carry out or have it delivered!  This is a great way to support JML! If you are at Manhattan Pizza when Larry the Lion is there, you will receive a ROAR for supporting the school! Please come join your friends for dinner at Manhattan Pizza for the last Spirit Nights of the Year!  


We would like to congratulate the winning Iron Chefs from Mrs. McMahon's Classes. It was a tough competition, all of the kitchen teams battled hard, but in the end these three kitchen groups cuisine reigned supreme  :

2nd Block-Battle Citrus

Samir Q

Camyrn D

Chris C

John K

3rd -Block-Battle Cheese

Taylor P

Kate N

Emily K

Sydney M

Morgan H

4th Block-Battle Rice

Sharon E

Kathryn F

Shawn J

Sophie M

Great Job to these contestants. You are true Iron Chefs!!



May 15th





Students, we have a reverse block schedule today. Our A day schedule will go: 4, 3, 2, 1.JML is having two Spirit Nights next week on Tuesday and Wednesday from 4:00-9:00 pm at Manhattan Pizza. Sixth grade is encouraged to come on Tuesday and 7th and 8th grades are encouraged to come on Wednesday but you can come either night.  You can also come both nights if you would like! Manhattan Pizza will donate 20% of all proceeds directly to our school whether you eat there, carry out or have it delivered!  This is a great way to support JML! Please come join your friends for dinner at Manhattan Pizza for the last Spirit Nights of the Year!  And don’t forget….if you are at Manhattan Pizza when Larry the Lion is there, you will receive a ROAR for supporting the school!Congratulations to James S, Rina S, Steven Y, and Samantha L for being selected to perform with the orchestras at the Greater Washington Suzuki Institute. We are excited to have you representing JML! Jazz Ensemble woodwind section meets today at 3:30pm in the band room.

May 13th




 
 

The library is open every morning before school so students may return, renew and check out books during SOL testing.  Please do not forget to wear TEAL tomorrow to help support allergy awareness! Our School Store has a special bin of items on sale….5 for $1!  Come check it out!Students, remember to bring a sweater or sweatshirt to your SOL tests. We want everyone to be comfortable while testing.