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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.

May 12th








Band 7 meets for its final rehearsal in the band room today at 3:30pm.Please do not forget to wear TEAL on Wednesday to help support allergy awareness! Math 6 SOL Review for Ms. Patterson and Ms. Parikh will be held in room 615 after school.Guitar students and other instrumentalists performing in tomorrow evening's chorus concert should report to Mr. Lutter's room after school today.Put your creativity to work in next year’s Yearbook class. The deadline to apply for Yearbook class has been extended to May 16. Pick up an application from Ms. Harper, Ms. Kenworthy, or Ms. Ehring. Our School Store has a special bin of items on sale….5 for $1!  Come check it out!Attention 7th and 8th grade Chorus students: There IS an after-school rehearsal today. Please report to the auditorium immediately following dismissal.  
 
 
May 9th

Congratulations to Mr. Sniffin and Ms. Earp and art students who showcased their work Wednesday night in Ashburn. The event featured artwork from elementary and middle school artists from nine area schools across Loudoun County. From Mr. Sniffin’s class, Doria S. received “best overall”. From Ms. Earp’s class, Hannah A. and Will H. received “honorable mention”. Your pieces are outstanding, great job!


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

6th

Rhino: Andrew K., Rafaella N.

Tiger: Owen W., Irene J.

Panda: Benjamin C., Apoorva S.

7th

Anaconda: Josh L., Nina T.

Jaguar: Hunter B., Katie W.

Toucan: Connor W., Samantha S.

8th

Penguin: Shuhao L., Saira J.

Elephant: Kyle S., Rachel F.

Zebra: Harrison W., Emily N.

The character quality that we will be looking for this month will be Respect."
 

 

 

Put your creativity to work in next year’s Yearbook class. The deadline to apply for Yearbook class has been extended to May 16. Pick up an application from Ms. Harper, Ms. Kenworthy, or Ms. Ehring.


Our School Store has a special bin of items on sale….5 for $1!  Come check it out!


 

May 8th


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


Ms. Sainato's SOL Blitz is ON for today in Room 619.


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


Our School Store has a special bin of items on sale….5 for $1!  Come check it out!


Congratulations to Bryce M., who won 3rd place for the National Americanism Essay Contest from Loudoun Elks Lodge, Division II (7th/8th graders) in Loudoun County! This award comes with a certificate and a check for $25.00. In addition, Bryce's essay also won 1st place in Virginia's North District.


Congratulations to Ms. Balanc and Ms. Earp for winning a Moe’s Southwest Grill free taco catering for 10 people! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

 

 
May 7th

Congratulations to Ms. Harris and Chorus 6 participants on an outstanding performance last night!


Ms. Sainato's SOL Blitz is ON for Thursday in Room 619.


All eighth grade athletes, please remember to attend the freshman sports meeting at Freedom tonight at 7pm.  This meeting is for anyone interested in playing ANY sports next year. You will have the opportunity to meet all coaches and get all the information you need to participate next year. See you tonight at 7pm!


Congratulations to Ms. Chudy for winning a $25 gift card to Manhattan Pizza! Happy Teachers Appreciation Week!


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


May 6th
Congratulations to the following students for winning awards last weekend at the PTA Reflections Ceremony:

Erina L. received the Outstanding Interpretation Award and will also receive an Award of Merit from the National PTA for her essay.  

Shreya K. won the Award of Excellence for her photography.

Megana B. won an Award of Merit for her dance choreography.


Students you will be receiving ROARs this month for achievements related to preparing for SOLs.  You can turn them in to enter a raffle for either an iPad mini or one of four iTunes gifts cards!  The raffle boxes will be in the cafeteria during lunch blocks. Thank you to Dr. Kravitz for generously donating these terrific prizes!

 

 
May 5th

Attention 6th grade Chorus Members: There is an after-school rehearsal today (5/5). Please report to the auditorium immediately following dismissal. Again, 6th grade Chorus, there is an after-school rehearsal today in the auditorium.


The PBIS team is sponsoring JML’s third annual poster contest!  Create a poster that celebrates our ROAR characteristics, Respect, Ownership Achievement and Responsibility.  The winner will have their poster turned into a banner and hung in the cafeteria!

Submissions should be on 8x10 paper and turned into Resource teachers.  Deadline for submission is May 9th.  See your resource teacher for details.


Students, tomorrow we will begin SOL testing. We would like to share some tips with you on how to best prepare:

·     Be well rested and had a good night sleep before the test.

·     Food is what fuels the body and mind; eat a well-balanced breakfast the morning of testing.

·     Wear comfortable clothing and dress in layers.

·     Do your best but don’t be over anxious for the test.

 

 
May 2nd

Congratulations to Mr. Steffens, Mr. Manning and students of Band Red and Blue 6 on an outstanding performance last night! You should be very proud of your accomplishments!


The LEO club would like to thank everyone who donated to our Ellie's hat fundraiser over the past few weeks. We would like to announce the winners of our Jolly Rancher and Starburst candy jars. These jars are awarded to the person who was closest in guessing how many of the candy was in the jar. For the Jolly Rancher jar, the winner is Catherine L. For the Starburst jar, the winner is Mr. Hample! Congratulations Catherine and Mr. Hample. You can pick up your candy jar in Mr. Basile's room!


The PBIS team is sponsoring JML’s third annual poster contest!  Create a poster that celebrates our ROAR characteristics, Respect, Ownership Achievement and Responsibility.  The winner will have their poster turned into a banner and hung in the cafeteria!

Submissions should be on 8x10 paper and turned into Resource teachers.  Deadline for submission is May 9th.  See your resource teacher for details.


 

May 1

The PBIS team is sponsoring JML’s third annual poster contest!  Create a poster that celebrates our ROAR characteristics, Respect, Ownership Achievement and Responsibility.  The winner will have their poster turned into a banner and hung in the cafeteria!

Submissions should be on 8x10 paper and turned into Resource teachers.  Deadline for submission is May 9th.  See your resource teacher for details.


All staff and students are invited to attend a concert this evening at 7PM in our auditorium featuring the our two 6th grade bands.


History Club is cancelled today.  We will meet next week.


Volleyball Club will be meeting this afternoon in the main gym. Any student interested in playing in the Teachers vs. Students volleyball game next week MUST attend or see Mrs. Malam this week.​ Any teachers who want to brush up their skills may also join. Volleyball will be until 4:30 p.m.


 8th grade English SOL prep will take place in Mrs. Koval's and Mrs. Berrian's classrooms.

 

April 30th

Attention 5th block teachers: please take a tally of those students in your class who are participating in the Autism Awareness Spirit Day. Please send one student to Ms. Balanc’s room in Resource 2 with your tally.


The PBIS team is sponsoring JML’s third annual poster contest!  Create a poster that celebrates our ROAR characteristics, Respect, Ownership Achievement and Responsibility.  The winner will have their poster turned into a banner and hung in the cafeteria!

Submissions should be on 8x10 paper and turned into Resource teachers.  Deadline for submission is May 9th.  See your resource teacher for details.


Two J. Michael Lunsford Middle School students, Elizabeth N and Sejal S, have been selected as award recipients for the 2014 Recognition for Excellence in Supporting Special Education at Loudoun County Public Schools.  This nomination is a testimony to the contributions made towards the acceptance and success of students with special needs.  Loudoun County Public Schools is especially touched to honor students who inspire kindness and respect for students with disabilities and differences.  Both Elizabeth N and Sejal S are fantastic role models to their peers and help to spread these important values into their community.  

 

Volleyball Club will be meeting tomorrow afternoon in the main gym. Any student interested in playing in the Teachers vs. Students volleyball game next week MUST attend or see Mrs. Malam this week.​ Any teachers who want to brush up their skills may also join. Volleyball will be until 4:30 p.m.

 

 
April 29th

Mrs. Frye's Algebra classes will meet in lab one today.


Tomorrow, we will have our Autism Awareness spirit day. Students and staff will be wearing different colors to make a puzzle piece and show individual support for Autism Awareness. For 6th grade, we would like for you to wear red, for 7th grade we would like for you to wear yellow, for 8th grade we would like for you to wear green, and for teachers and staff we would like for you to wear blue. The grade with the most spirit will win the spirit stick! Also, during lunch on Wednesday there will be a table set up in the cafeteria for students to write their name on a puzzle piece. All the puzzle pieces with student names will then be placed on our “Lunsford Supports Autism Awareness” windows by the main office to show support. Please see Ms. Balanc in Resource 2 with any questions.


Tomorrow, Mrs. Frye's Geometry classes will meet in lab 3.

 
 
April 28th



Any boy and girl students interested in attending a full day basketball camp this summer, please pick up a flyer from your house secretary.On Wednesday, we will have our Autism Awareness spirit day. Students and staff will be wearing different colors to make a puzzle piece and show individual support for Autism Awareness. For 6th grade, we would like for you to wear red, for 7th grade we would like for you to wear yellow, for 8th grade we would like for you to wear green, and for teachers and staff we would like for you to wear blue. The grade with the most spirit will win the spirit stick! Also, during lunch on Wednesday there will be a table set up in the cafeteria for students to write their name on a puzzle piece. All the puzzle pieces with student names will then be placed on our “Lunsford Supports Autism Awareness” windows by the main office to show support. Please see Ms. Balanc in Resource 2 with any questions.Math 7 SOL Prep will be held today in room 701 right after school.
 
April 25th (Friday)

Good morning JML students and staff! It's time again to read some Autism facts for Autism Awareness month.  Did you know that each individual with Autism is different and may not have the same interests as another person? Most individuals with Autism are visual learners and benefit from visuals being used throughout their whole day. Visual schedules can help students with Autism prepare for the day and understand classroom expectations. Also, some individuals with Autism have difficulty with social skills. Don’t get upset when they do not say “Hi” to you in the hallway but instead wave or look at another person when speaking. 

On April 30th we will have our Autism Awareness spirit day. Students and staff will be wearing different colors to make a puzzle piece and show individual support for Autism Awareness. For 6th grade, we would like for you to wear red, for 7th grade we would like for you to wear yellow, for 8th grade we would like for you to wear green, and for teachers and staff we would like for you to wear blue. The grade with the most spirit will win the spirit stick! Also, during lunch on April 30th there will be a table set up in the cafeteria for students to write their name on a puzzle piece. All the puzzle pieces with student names will then be placed on our “Lunsford Supports Autism Awareness” windows by the main office to show support. Please see Ms. Balanc in Resource 2 with any questions!

ATTENTION, LIONETTES!  WE WILL HAVE OUR NEXT PRACTICE AT A NEW TIME.  PLEASE MEET FOR PRACTICE NEXT WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30TH, BEFORE SCHOOL BEGINS.  PLEASE REPORT TO THE GYM AT 8:00 A.M. SO THAT WE MAY PREPARE FOR SEVERAL VERY IMPORTANT PERFORMANCES!  

THERE WILL BE NO MORE AFTER SCHOOL PRACTICES FOR THE LIONETTES ON MONDAY AFTERNOONS!  WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING EVERY LIONETTE WHO IS INTERESTED IN OUR FINAL PERFORMANCES NEXT WEDNESDAY MORNING, BRIGHT AND EARLY!  

Attention JML Students.  Our school is helping to collect canned food for the local food pantries, now through May 2nd.  There is a collection box in the main office.  Currently, our community needs  Boxed Oatmeal (individual packets), Hearty Soups, Tuna, canned Chicken, canned Tomato Products, canned Fruit, Baked Beans,  Raviolis, Peanut Butter, Shelf-Stable Milk, and 100% Juice.  Remember Cans and boxes only -  no glass containers.  

 

 
 
April 24th

Mrs. Koval's SOL Prep will not meet this week.


Attention all LEO club members: We will be having a LEO club meeting on Thursday after school in Mr. Basile's room. If you have not paid for your T-shirt, please bring your $4 to the meeting.


Lions Runs will meet directly afer school on Thursday. Be sure to have those permission slips signed and turned in to Mr. Bennett prior.


Band 7 meets in the band room today at 3:30pm.


International Night is tonight from 6-8:30, we look forward to seeing all of you there!


Attention Green Club members - just a reminder, there is NO meeting today after school.  Our next and last meeting will be on May 29th.  

 
 
April 23rd 

 

Congratulations to Mr. Steffens for being nominated for Shenandoah University’s Music Teacher of the Year award!


The winning team of Mrs. Bain's Cupcake Wars consists of Alese K, Reagan R, and Savannah S!  Their signature Summertime Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes are being made in FACS today.


Attention 8th Grade Students: The results are in for your 2014-2015 Freshmen Class Officers.

Historian: Ara L

Treasurer: Jack T

Secretary: Alexis T

Vice President: Liz K

and your class President: Brennan G

Congratulations and best of luck at Freedom!


Attention JML Students.  Our school is helping to collect canned food for the local food pantries, now through May 2nd.  There is a collection box in the main office.  Please drop off your canned food items in the collection box prior each morning. Remember Cans and boxes only -  no glass containers.


The PBIS team is sponsoring JML’s third annual poster contest!  Create a poster that celebrates our ROAR characteristics, Respect, Ownership Achievement and Responsibility.  The winner will have their poster turned into a banner and hung in the cafeteria!

Submissions should be on 8x10 paper and turned into Resource teachers.  Deadline for submission is May 9th.  See your resource teacher for details.


SAC is cancelled today. Please make arrangements to go home as usual.



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ATTENTION, LIONETTES!  WE WILL HAVE OUR NEXT PRACTICE AT A NEW TIME.  PLEASE MEET FOR PRACTICE NEXT WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30TH, BEFORE SCHOOL BEGINS.  PLEASE REPORT TO THE GYM AT 8:00 A.M. SO THAT WE MAY PREPARE FOR VERY IMPORTANT PERFORMANCES!  

THERE WILL BE NO MORE AFTER SCHOOL PRACTICES FOR THE LIONETTES ON MONDAY AFTERNOONS!  WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING EVERY LIONETTE WHO IS INTERESTED IN OUR FINAL PERFORMANCES NEXT WEDNESDAY MORNING.


Mrs. Koval's SOL Prep will not meet this week.


Band 6 RED meets today in the band room at 3:30pm.


Please join us for JML's International Night tomorrow night, Thursday, April 24th from 6-8:30 pm!  We encourage you to bring a tasting sample of food from your culture to share with others.


Attention all LEO club members: We will be having a LEO club meeting on Thursday after school in Mr. Basile's room. If you have not paid for your T-shirt, please bring your $4 to the meeting.


Lions Runs will meet directly after school on Thursday. Be sure to have those permission slips signed and turned in to Mr. Bennett prior.


April 22nd


SAC is cancelled tomorrow, April 23rd. Please make arrangements to go home as you usually would.


The Lunsford Robotics Club will be having an Information Night on Tuesday, April 22 from 7-8pm in the Lunsford Library.  All interested parents and students are invited to attend in order to find out more about this exciting opportunity!  Registration forms for the 2014 season will be available at the meeting or can be downloaded from the Robotics Club website. Registration for this activity takes place in the spring and all signups will be closed as of June 1.


Please join us for JML's International Night Thursday night, from 6-8:30 pm!  International Night is a fun night of celebrating cultures from all over the world.   There will be Cultural Displays and a Food Tasting starting at 6pm.  The show begins at 6:45pm and will feature performances by JML students including the Freedom High School Japanese Taiko Drum Band, Irish Dancers, African Dance, Bollywood, and a Tae Kwon Do demonstration.  We encourage you to bring a tasting sample of food from your culture to share with others.  

 

 
April 11th

Students, get ready for International Night which is the week we return from spring break on  Thursday April 24th from 6-8:30pm.  There will be food tastings and cultural displays as well as awesome performances by JML students, the Freedom HS Japanese Taiko Drum Band, Irish Dancers, and a Union Tae Kwon Do demonstration.  Don't miss out on all the action!  See you at International Night!


Good morning JML students and staff! It's time again to read some Autism facts for Autism Awareness month. Did you know that only $169 million goes directly to Autism research? Also, there is not single known cause for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Instead there are multiple factors that may lead a person to obtaining a diagnosis. Studies show that early diagnosis and intervention can lead to greatly improved outcomes over the course of a lifetime. Lastly, ongoing support through the community, schools, and providers are essential for the individual and their entire family. After we return from Spring Break, be sure to listen about our spirit day for students and staff.


We want to thank everyone for attending our JML Spirit Nights at SUBWAY. Staff, can you please poll your 5th block class to see how many students attended our SUBWAY Spirit Night last night and submit your count to Angela in the main office so we can award the spirit stick to the grade with the best participation this afternoon?

 

Attention 8th grade students and staff attending the day at work: we will be calling your classes down by teams. Please wait until you are called. Students, you may bring your electronic devices but they must be turned off when you arrive at your workplace.

 

 
 
April 10th

Lions Run is cancelled today because of the dance after school. All interested students need to have a spring permission form completed and returned to Mr. Bennett. The first day of running will be on the Monday we return to school from spring break.


Today and tomorrow the library is having a Read-A-Thon. Relax and read in our reading lounge and for every 10 pages you read you can place a star on our chart. Enjoy some popcorn.


Students attending the Lunsford Luau will receive a sticker during 4th block today. This will serve as your pass out of class this afternoon at 3:15PM. When you are dismissed at 3:15PM, please put your belongings in your locker and proceed to the cafeteria for luau check in!


Ms. Sainato's SOL Blitz will take place today after school in room 619.


A friendly reminder that the PACER Club will not meet today due to the Luau.  We will resume after Spring Break.  
 

We has 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.  In addition, we will award the spirit stick on Friday to the grade who has the best participation from Wed. and Thurs. nights!  Staff, please poll your first block class to determine who attended our Spirit Night last night and please send your count to the office this morning. We hope to see everyone at SUBWAY.  

 
 
April 9th

The 1st meeting of 2014 Academic Challenge participants will be held in Room 818 on Wednesday, April 9.  Come enjoy the fun of academic competition among 8th grade friends!  Please bring your signed after school permission form with you.  

 
 The LEO club will be selling blow-pops after school today and tomorrow during club activity time. $1 will get you a blow pop and an opportunity to be entered into a contest to win a jar of Starbursts or a jar of Jolly Ranchers. All proceeds will go to Ellie's hats which provides hats to children who are fighting cancer. So remember bring your money to your after school activities this week.

The new Communications/Yearbook class needs creative, hardworking students. If you want to learn about photography, publishing, writing, and layout design, we want you to work with us. Applications can be picked up from your counselor. Remember, they must be submitted by Friday, April 11. Join Yearbook and get published!


The PACER Club will not meet Thursday due to the Luau.  We will resume running after Spring Break.


Coding Club will meet today in lab 1 after school.


Library Book Club members- our final meeting pizza party will be Wednesday after school in the library.

 

 
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.  In addition, we will award the spirit stick on Friday to the grade who has the best participation from Wed. and Thurs. nights!  We hope to see everyone at SUBWAY.  
April 8th 

Library Book Club members- our final meeting pizza party will be Wednesday after school in the library.


We hope to see everyone at our JML SUBWAY Spirit Nights tomorrow and Thursday from 4-8 pm. 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 will award the spirit stick on Friday to the grade who has the best participation from Wed. and Thurs. nights!  


The LEO club will be selling blow-pops after school today and tomorrow during club activity time. $1 will get you a blow pop and an opportunity to be entered into a contest to win a jar of Starbursts or a jar of Jolly Ranchers. All proceeds will go to Ellie's hats which provides hats to children who are fighting cancer. So remember bring your money to your after school activities this week.


This is a reminder for all members of the SAC that we will have our final meeting tomorrow in Room 612. Please be sure to attend!


The new Communications/Yearbook class needs creative, hardworking students. If you want to learn about photography, publishing, writing, and layout design, we want you to work with us. Applications can be picked up from your counselor. Remember, they must be submitted by Friday, April 11.



The 1st meeting of 2014 Academic Challenge participants will be held in Room 818 on Wednesday, April 9.  Come enjoy the fun of academic competition among 8th grade friends!  Please bring your signed after school permission form with you.  


April 7th

Congratulations to the Drama Club, Ms. Zanti, Ms. Bellish, Mr. Lutter and Mr. Sniffins for an incredible performance this weekend!

Thank you to everyone who helped with JML Beautification Day. Our campus looks bright and cheerful thanks to all of your help!

We hope to see everyone at our JML SUBWAY Spirit Nights this Wednesday and Thursday from 4-8 pm.  6th graders are encouraged to come on Wed. and 7/8th 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 Wed. and Thurs. nights! The 6th graders claimed the Spirit Stick last time.  Let’s see if they can keep it! We hope to see everyone at SUBWAY!  

 

The Creative Writing Club will meet in the library after school today.

Knitting and Crocheting will meet in the library today after school.

The LEO club will be selling blow-pops after school today and Wednesday during club activity time. $1 will get you a blow pop and an opportunity to be entered into a contest to win a jar of Starbursts or a jar of Jolly Ranchers. All proceeds will go to Ellie's hats which provides hats to children who are fighting cancer. So remember bring your money to your after school activities next week.

 

 
April 4th

The LEO club will be selling blow-pops after school next Monday and Wednesday during club activity time. $1 will get you a blow pop and an opportunity to be entered into a contest to win a jar of Starbursts or a jar of Jolly Ranchers. All proceeds will go to Ellie's hats which provides hats to children who are fighting cancer. So remember bring your money to your after school activities next week.

Eighth graders need to return their signed pink permission forms for the Freshman Expo and Day at Work to their resource teacher by today!

Ticket sales for the Lunsford Luau on April 10th have been extended! Before school on April 7th and 8th, please stop by the area outside of the 6th grade house to turn in your money and permission slip.

If you had your picture taken in the library with Ben Mikaelsen – you may pick up your copy at the library checkout desk.

April is Autism Awareness Month. Every Friday someone will be reading quick facts about Autism. Did you know that Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys? Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average. Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have Autism. Lastly, there is no medical cure for Autism. Be sure to show your support this month!

We had two winners of the Harmony Middle Writing Contest that Eric Stewart sponsored:

First place: Irene K, Ms. Lyons’ class, persuasive genre

Second place: Samantha S, Ms. Ehring’s class, personal narrative genre

Congratulations students!

The Lionettes will be practicing on Monday, April 7th, and on Monday, April 21st, which will be a dress rehearsal for our next performance!  We will meet in the gym!

 
April 3rd
 
Eighth graders need to return their signed pink permission forms for the Freshman Expo and Day at Work to their resource teacher by Friday!
 

Tickets to the Lunsford Luau will be on sale during lunch this week in the cafeteria. Tickets are $5 and you will need to turn in the permission slip that is on the back of your invitation when you purchase your ticket. Mahalo!

Attention all LEO club members: We will be having a meeting after school in Mr. Basile's room today. If you have not paid for your T-shirt yet, please make sure to bring your $4 to the meeting.

Academic Challenge is a team competition between Loudoun County middle schools; teams of 8 students (with 2 alternates) compete to be known as the fastest and brightest in the county, and the Lunsford team is assembling now!! The first meeting for Lunsford Academic Challenge will take place on Wednesday, April 9th after school in room 818. This meeting is mandatory to show your interest.

Just a reminder, the Soles for Souls shoe drive will be going on for the rest of this week. Please bring in shoes to be donated and put them in the boxes located in the PE locker rooms.

Ms. Sainato's SOL Blitz will take place after school today in room 619.

The Lionettes will be practicing on Monday, April 7th, and on Monday, April 21st, which will be a dress rehearsal for our next performance!  We will meet in the gym!

 
April 2nd
 
Eighth graders need to return their signed pink permission forms for the Freshman Expo and Day at Work to their resource teacher by Friday!
 
Are you interested in joining the First Lego League Robotics Club? Read more information here.  
 

Tickets to the Lunsford Luau will be on sale during lunch this week in the cafeteria. Tickets are $5 and you will need to turn in the permission slip that is on the back of your invitation when you purchase your ticket. Mahalo!

Just a reminder, the Soles for Souls shoe drive will be going on for the rest of this week. Please bring in shoes to be donated and put them in the boxes located in the PE locker rooms.

Drama Club invites you to their performance of “Peter Pan, Jr.” on Friday and Saturday this week. Tickets are $5 at the door. For showtimes, please visit our school website.

Happy birthday to our fantastic principal, Mr. Slevin!!! Thank you for all that you do!
 
 
April 1st 
 

Tickets to the Lunsford Luau will be on sale during lunch this week in the cafeteria. Tickets are $5 and you will need to turn in the permission slip that is on the back of your invitation when you purchase your ticket. Mahalo!

Eighth graders need to return their signed pink permission forms for the Freshman Expo and Day at Work to their resource teacher by Friday!

Just a reminder, the Soles for Souls shoe drive will be going on for the rest of this week. Please bring in shoes to be donated and put them in the boxes located in the PE locker rooms.

All students interested in Lions Run should pick up an activity form from Mr. Bennett this week. Lions Run will start on Monday April 7 immediately after school in the gym, weather permitting.

The PACER Club will be up and running beginning this Thursday, April 3 at 3:35 in the main gym.  The club is opened to all students in grades 6-8. Permission forms can be picked up from Mrs. Grigley in the PE department.


 March 28th

We would like to thank everyone for coming to Big Night Out last night! The staff and student performances, student work on display and cupcakes were all outstanding! Congratulations to all.
 

The SAC cordially invites each of you to the Lunsford Luau on April 10 from 330-5PM. Tickets are $5 are will be on sale during lunches next week. Invitations are going home during 4th block today. The invitation includes a permission slip that must be returned at time you purchase your ticket. See you there!

The Pacer club will be up and running beginning Thursday, April 3 at 3:35 in main gym. Permission forms can be picked up from Mrs. Grigley in the PE department. The club is open to all students in grades 6-8.

 

 
 
March 27th
One of our 7th grade students is doing a shoe drive called Soles for Souls. Bring in any shoes that you wish to donate and put them in the boxes located in PE locker rooms. Thank you for making a difference!
 

All Grade 8 English SOL Prep sessions have been canceled for today!

Band 6 Blue meets in the band today at 3:30pm.

Jazz Ensemble members should report to the band room this evening before 6:30pm in concert dress. There is no, repeat no, rehearsal for Jazz Ensemble after school today.

Finally, we look forward to seeing each and every one of you tonight at Lunsford’s Big Night Out! It begins at 6:15 pm. Some of our staff members will be performing tonight, if you see them wearing funny looking shirts, be sure to ask them why!

All County Guitar Participants will meet in Mr. Lutter's room after school today.

Green Club is meeting today after school to plan for beautification day and cartridge recycling.  See you in the cafeteria.

The PACER Club will be up and running beginning Thursday, April 3 at 3:35 in the main gym.  The club is opened to all students in grades 6-8. Permission forms can be picked up from Mrs. Grigley in the PE department.

 
March 26th

JML's International Night is happening on April 24th!  We have extended the application deadline to perform or to sign up to bring food or have a cultural display.  If you'd like to perform or help with food samples or a cultural table, make sure to turn in your application by TODAY!  The application form and information can be found on the PTA's International Night website.
 
 
 
Lunsford is going to recycle TODAY in the cafeteria.  Students can earn a ROAR by recycling properly during lunch time. You can also earn a Roar by dropping off used printer cartridges and cell phones in the school store Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week.  For each bag of printer cartridges you'll get a roar and for each cell phone, you'll get a roar.  Make sure to stop by the school store before proceeding to your house.  Let's "GO GREEN"!!Coding Club will meet today in Lab 1.Get ready Lions for JML's Big Night Out - celebration of the arts, scheduled for tomorrow at 6:15pm!  There are going to be some great performances by the choir, band, drama, teachers, and more.  There will be art displays, the book fair, Reflections Awards, and a cupcake war contest.   For more information, check out the PTA's Big Night Out website.  We hope to see all of you at Big Night Out!
Attention all 6th grade Chorus Students. There is an after-school rehearsal today (3/26) in the cafeteria.
One of our 7th grade students is doing a shoe drive called Soles for Souls. Bring in any shoes that you wish to donate and put them in the boxes located in PE locker rooms. Thank you for making a difference!
 

Several of our students entered the Scholastic Art & Writing Contest.  The J. Michael Lunsford Regional Winners of Scholastic Writing Awards are:

7th grade

Gina N: Science Fiction/Fantasy - Gold Key

Hannah L:  Silver Key - Flash Fiction & Short Story - Honorable Mention

Steven B:  Science Fiction/Fantasy - Honorable Mention

Prabhu S:  Persuasive Writing - Honorable Mention

Ben G, National runner-up in the Scholastic Action Scary Poem Contest.  His poem will be published in the Scholastic Action online magazine.

8th grade

Kendall M: Short Story - Gold Key. Kendall went on to National Judging & won Silver Key.

Cameron R: Short Story - Silver Key

Caroline M: Personal Essay/Memoir - Honorable Mention & Photography Honorable Mention

Vanshika N: Flash Fiction - Honorable Mention & Personal Essay/Memoir Honorable  Mention

Elizabeth C: Short Story - Honorable Mention

Carley B: Personal Essay/Memoir - Honorable Mention

 

March 25th

Lunsford is going to recycle TOMORROW in the cafeteria.  Students can earn a ROAR by recycling properly during lunch time. Everyone is encouraged to wear Green tomorrow to support Recycling Day.   You can also earn a Roar by dropping off used printer cartridges and cell phones in the school store Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week.  For each bag of printer cartridges you'll get a roar and for each cell phone, you'll get a roar.  Make sure to stop by the school store before proceeding to your house.  Let's "GO GREEN"!!

JML's International Night is happening on April 24th!  We have extended the application deadline to perform or to sign up to bring food or have a cultural display.  If you'd like to perform or help with food samples or a cultural table, make sure to turn in your application by TOMORROW!  The application form and information can be found on the PTA's International Night website.

Get ready Lions for JML's Big Night Out - celebration of the arts, scheduled for this Thursday March 27th at 6:15pm!  There are going to be some great performances by the choir, band, drama, teachers, and more.  There will be art displays, the book fair, Reflections Awards, and a cupcake war contest.   For more information, check out the PTA's Big Night Out website.  We hope to see all of you at Big Night Out!

 
March 24th
Lunsford is going to recycle on Wednesday in the cafeteria.  Students can earn a ROAR by recycling properly during lunch time. Everyone is encouraged to wear Green on Wednesday to support Recycling Day.   You can also earn a Roar by dropping off used printer cartridges and cell phones in the school store on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday next week.  For each bag of printer cartridges you'll get a roar and for each cell phone, you'll get a roar.  Make sure to stop by the school store before proceeding to your house.  Let's "GO GREEN"!!
 

Get ready Lions for JML's Big Night Out - celebration of the arts, scheduled for this Thursday March 27th at 6:15pm!  There are going to be some great performances by the choir, band, drama, teachers, and more.  There will be art displays, the book fair, Reflections Awards, and a cupcake war contest.   For more information, check out the PTA's Big Night Out website.  

JML's International Night is happening on April 24th!  We have extended the application deadline to perform or to sign up to bring food or have a cultural display.  If you'd like to perform or help with food samples or a cultural table, make sure to turn in your application by this Wednesday, March 26th!  The application form and information can be found on the PTA's International Night website.

First friends club will meet after school today in Mrs. Simpson’s office

Math 6 remediation will meet in room 617 with Mrs. Parikh

Knitting/Crochet Club will meet in the library

Lionettes will meet for practice in the main gym after school

 
 
March 21

 Congratulations to the 6th grade house for winning the Moe’s night spirit stick award!! Way to go 6th grade! Thank you again to everyone who came out to support JML.

 

TONIGHT will be Lunsford's annual movie night sponsored by the LEO club! We will be showing Disney's Frozen as our movie and it will start at 7pm in the auditorium. Tickets are $3 per person and concessions will be sold throughout the movie. All proceeds from the night will benefit the Smile Train Organization. We hope to see you there!!

The next meeting of the Knit & Crochet club will be held Monday in the library. Please bring any projects you would like displayed at Big Night Out with you to the meeting.

Lunsford is going to recycle on Wednesday in the cafeteria.  Students can earn a ROAR by recycling properly during lunch time. Everyone is encouraged to wear Green on Wednesday to support Recycling Day.   You can also earn a Roar by dropping off used printer cartridges and cell phones in the school store on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday next week.  For each bag of printer cartridges you'll get a roar and for each cell phone, you'll get a roar.  Make sure to stop by the school store before proceeding to your house.  Let's "GO GREEN"!!

 

 
 
March 20th:

Big Night Out Cupcake War entry forms are due to your House Secretary TOMORROW!  


Make sure to turn in your application for International Night by TOMORROW Friday, March 21st!  Applications and information can be found on the PTA's International Night website.


Please join us for our JML Moe’s Spirit Night tonight from 4-8pm.  7/8 th graders are encouraged to come tonight.  However, all are welcome!  There will be some great raffle prizes and the famous Moe’s Prize Wheel too! Speaking of raffle prizes…the winners from last night are Julia Riley in the sixth grade– you won a Moe’s Taco Catering package for 10 and Sean Flora in the sixth grade – you won an opportunity to invite 5 friends to Moe’s for dinner! Congratulations to both of you! You can pick up your certificates in the House office later today.  Just a reminder that 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. Teachers, can you please poll your class during 1st block to see how many students attended Moe’s Night last night and submit your count to Angela in the main office? We will award the spirit stick tomorrow to the grade who has the best participation from last night and tonight!  


On Saturday, March 23rd, Bennett Raba will be shaving his head to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s foundation. If you would like to help him reach his goal and raise money to conquer childhood cancer, please bring in a donation tomorrow to the 6th grade house. Remember to bring in your dollar tomorrow!


8th grade English SOL Prep will take place in Mrs. Koval's class after school. Mr. Diamond and Mrs. Berrian's SOL prep has been cancelled.


The drawing for our Pi day competition has taken place.  Thank you to all students who participated and donated canned goods.

 

The student who memorized the most number of digits is 8th grader Matt Neal.  Matt memorized 180 digits.  Way to go, Matt!  Matt's teacher is Ms. Frye.

 

The student who donated the most number of canned goods is Shamaree Jenkins.  Shamaree donated 21 cans of food to a local food bank.  Thanks Shamaree.  Shamaree's math teacher is Ms. Sainato.

 

The 6th grade winner overall is Alicia Arnold.  Alicia's math teacher is Ms. Parikh.

 

The 7th grade winner overall is Kenneth Nguyen.  Kenneth's math teacher is Ms. LaBeau.

 

The 8th grade winner overall is Kristi Phan.  Kristi's math teacher is Mr. Barwell.

 

These five students should stop by the main office tomorrow on their way to lunch to pick up their pizza prize. Great job, everyone!

 

 

The LEO club encourages all Lions and their families to please come out on Friday night at 7 to watch Frozen and help raise money for this very important cause.

 

Volleyball Club is cancelled this week.

English 8th SOL Prep will take place in Mrs. Koval's and Mr. Diamond's classroom right after school. Mrs. Berrian’s SOL prep has been cancelled.


Attention all 20XX Club members, please don’t forget to bring your math binders and math books to homework club today.


Ms. Sainato's SOL Blitz will take place today after school in room 619.

 
There will be a LEO club meeting today after school in Mr. Basile's room.
 
 
 March 19th
Get ready Lions for JML's Big Night Out - celebration of the arts, scheduled for Thursday March 27th at 6:15pm!  There are going to be some great performances by the choir, band, drama club, and teachers.  There will be art displays, the book fair, Reflections Awards, and a cupcake war contest.  Cupcake War entry forms are due to your House Secretary this Thursday March 20th!  For more information, check out the PTA's Big Night Out website.  We hope to see all of you at Big Night Out!JML's International Night is happening on April 24th!  If you'd like to perform or help with food samples or a cultural table, make sure to turn in your application by this Friday, March 21st!  Applications and information can be found on the PTA's International Night website. Please join us for our JML Moe’s Spirit Nights from 4-8pm tonight and tomorrow.  6th graders are encouraged to come tonight and 7/8th 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.  In addition, we will award the spirit stick on Friday to the grade who has the best participation from Wed. and Thurs. nights!Congrats to Kendall Malinchock for getting a Silver Award at the National Level for Scholastic Art and Writing, for her piece, Escape from Old MemoriesThe Lionettes will have their FINAL PRACTICE on Monday for The Big Night Out.  Please wear black yoga pants and a black t-shirt.Peter Pan cast members will meet in the cafeteria this afternoon.
 
 
March 19th

This Friday night March 21st will be Lunsford's annual movie night sponsored by the LEO club! We will be showing Disney's Frozen as our movie and it will start at 7pm in the auditorium. Tickets are $3 per person and concessions will be sold throughout the movie. All proceeds from the night will benefit the Smile Train Organization.


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
HAPPY PI DAY!!Jazz Ensemble meets today at 3:30pm in the band room for all membersAttention 7th and 8th grade chorus members participating in our State Assessment this evening. There will be an after-school rehearsal today- Wednesday (3/19). Please report to the auditorium immediately after-school. This is our last opportunity to prepare for our Assessment taking place this evening at Mercer Middle School (3/19).Volleyball Club is cancelled this week March 18th:Attention 6th grade string students!  Tonight is our second 5th grade recruiting night for strings.  If you are coming to perform and help out please arrive by 5:30 pm for tuning and arrange for pick up at 6:30 pm.  Wear your blue jeans and your white music polo shirt.  Hope to see you there!This Friday night March 21st will be Lunsford's annual movie night sponsored by the LEO club! We will be showing Disney's Frozen as our movie and it will start at 7pm in the auditorium. Tickets are $3 per person and concessions will be sold throughout the movie. All proceeds from the night will benefit the Smile Train Organization. Get ready Lions for JML's Big Night Out - celebration of the arts, scheduled for Thursday March 27th at 6:15pm!  There are going to be some great performances by the choir, band, drama club, and teachers.  There will be art displays, the book fair, Reflections Awards, and a cupcake war contest.  Cupcake War entry forms are due to your House Secretary this Thursday March 20th!  For more information, check out the PTA's Big Night Out website.  We hope to see all of you at Big Night Out!JML's International Night is happening on April 24th!  If you'd like to perform or help with food samples or a cultural table, make sure to turn in your application by this Friday, March 21st!  Applications and information can be found on the PTA's International Night website. Please join us for our JML Moe’s Spirit Nights from 4-8pm tonight and tomorrow.  6th graders are encouraged to come tonight and 7/8th 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.  In addition, we will award the spirit stick on Friday to the grade who has the best participation from Wed. and Thurs. nights!March 14th:
Our 2014 Lunsford Geography Bee Champion, Emily Gold, has qualified to represent JML at the state competition. Emily placed in the top 100 in the state on a very challenging written test and will compete in the state finals at Longwood University on April 4th! Congratulations Emily!
We would like to wish good luck to the Odyssey of the Mind teams as they go to compete in a regional tournament!
Attention, Lionettes!   We will have a full dress rehearsal on Monday, March 17th, in the gym.  The Monday practices are mandatory if you wish to participate in the Big Night Out.
One of your fellow students has earned enough roars to have a spirit day.  The spirit day will be BRING A STUFFED ANIMAL!!!  So, please remember to bring a stuffed animal on Friday, March 14th to show your school spirit.
The library Read Across JML Scavenger Hunt will end on Friday after lunch. The winners of the scavenger hunt and the fairy tale contest will be announced during Friday’s afternoon announcements.
Jazz Ensemble rehearsal will be held today at 3:30pm.
Ms. Sainato's SOL Blitz will take place after school today in room 619.
8th Grade English SOL Prep will take place in Mrs. Koval's, Mrs. Berrian's, and Mr. Diamond's rooms today.
Jazz Ensemble rehearsal originally scheduled for today has been postponed until tomorrow, Thursday March 13 at 3:30pm. Students who planned to stay after school today's for Jazz Ensemble should plan on taking their regular 3:28 bus home

BNO:

Get ready Lions for JML's Big Night Out - celebration of the arts, scheduled for Thursday March 27th at 6:30pm!  There are going to be some great performances, art displays, the book fair, and a cupcake war contest.  Pick up your cupcake war entry form from your House Secretary or FACS or Tech Ed teacher today!  The deadline for the Cupcake Wars entry from is next week March 20th!   For more information, check out the PTA's Big Night Out website.  We hope to see you all at Big Night Out!

 

International Night:

JML's International Night is happening in April!  If you'd like to perform or help with food or a cultural table, make sure to turn in your application by March 21st - that's next week!  Applications and information can be found on the PTA's International Night website.

 

JML Beautification Day:

Get ready to help make JML beautiful.  Beautification Day is Saturday, April 5th from 9-12pm.  We need student volunteers with their parents to help us get our school looking great.  Ask your parent to check the latest PTA E-Blast for how to sign-up to help out!  Participating students are eligible to receive service hour credit.   The Green Club will also be collecting used printer cartridges and cell phones on March 25, 26, and 27.  Stop by the school store with your recyclables on those days and you'll receive a ROAR!  Thanks for keeping JML Green!

 

Attention SAC members! We will be meeting today after school in the auditorium. Come help us plan our school social! See you there!


One of your fellow students has earned enough roars to have a spirit day.  The spirit day will be BRING A STUFFED ANIMAL!!!  So, please remember to bring a stuffed animal on Friday, March 14th to show your school spirit.


The book club will meet today after school in the library.


Attention 7th and 8th grade chorus members participating in the upcoming Assessment. There WILL be an after-school rehearsal for all sections today. Please report to the auditorium immediately after school.


BNO:
Get ready Lions for JML's Big Night Out - celebration of the arts, scheduled for Thursday March 27th at 6:30pm!  There are going to be some great performances, art displays, the book fair, and a cupcake war contest.  Pick up your cupcake war entry form from your House Secretary or FACS or Tech Ed teacher today!  The deadline for the Cupcake Wars entry from is next week March 20th!   For more information, check out the PTA's Big Night Out website.  We hope to see you all at Big Night Out!
International Night:
JML's International Night is happening in April!  If you'd like to perform or help with food or a cultural table, make sure to turn in your application by March 21st - that's next week!  Applications and information can be found on the PTA's International Night website.
JML Beautification Day:
Get ready to help make JML beautiful.  Beautification Day is Saturday, April 5th from 9-12pm.  We need student volunteers with their parents to help us get our school looking great.  Ask your parent to check the latest PTA E-Blast for how to sign-up to help out!  Participating students are eligible to receive service hour credit.   The Green Club will also be collecting used printer cartridges and cell phones on March 25, 26, and 27.  Stop by the school store with your recyclables on those days and you'll receive a ROAR!  Thanks for keeping JML Green!
Attention SAC members! We will be meeting today after school in the auditorium. Come help us plan our school social! See you there!
One of your fellow students has earned enough roars to have a spirit day.  The spirit day will be BRING A STUFFED ANIMAL!!!  So, please remember to bring a stuffed animal on Friday, March 14th to show your school spirit.
The book club will meet today after school in the library.
Attention 7th and 8th grade chorus members participating in the upcoming Assessment. There WILL be an after-school rehearsal for all sections today. Please report to the auditorium immediately after school.
 
March 13th:
 
 3/12/2014

 

 

 


 
 
3/10/2014
         - Lionettes will meet today for practice after school.
            -One of your fellow students has earned enough roars to have a spirit day. The spirit day will      be BRING A STUFFED ANIMAL!!! So, please remember to bring a stuffed animal on Friday,       March 14th to show your school spirit. 
         -Knitting club will meet today in the library after school.
              - Jazz Ensemble rhythm section meets today in the band room at 3:30pm
            - Congratulations to the J. Michael Lunsford Band 8 for earning a superior rating at the       Virginia State Middle School Concert Performance Assessment this past Saturday at Dominion       High School
            -Congratulations Tiger and Panther String students on earning superiors at District 16 Virginia       Band and Orchestra Directors Middle School Orchestra Assessment.  
            -Peter Pan cast members will meet in the auditorium after school today. 
 
 
2/12/2014

-       "Set Design will not be meeting today.-For students interested in joining the JML after-school chess club, now is the time.  The Winter/Spring session begins on Wednesday Feb 12th and will end on May 21st.  The cost is $185 and the class is taught by Silver Knights Chess.  Please see the PTA chess club website or your resource teacher for a flyer for details on how to register.  -         The SAC will have it's monthly meeting today in the Auditorium. It is very important that everyone attend as we will be voting on the theme for the school social. -         Band 8 meets in the band room today at 3:30pm."-         All County Guitar candidates will meet in Mr. Lutter's room today after school.

FEBRUARY 10, 2014
  • The Creative Writing Club will have its first meeting today in Ms. Lyons' room, 717. Please join us with you are interested in working with creative writing.  Please bring your signed permission form.
Remember tomorrow is super hero day – be sure to show your school spiritWorld Vision club begins this week on Wednesday in Art 1Math 7 SOL Prep will be held in room 701 after-school todayBand 8 meets in the band room at 3:30pm today.Math 6 SOL (Patterson and Parikh) in room 617.All County Guitar will meet this afternoon in Mr. Lutter's roomTwo Lunsford Students, Liz K. & Jessica S. are conducting a Hat Drive for the needy beginning this week.  If you bring in 2 or more hats, you will receive a pass to wear a hat for the day.  Your donated hats will go the charity, “Feed the Streets”.  Please bring your hats to the hallway outside the 6th grade house in the morning for your hat pass.BUS CHANGE – 456 students need to report to the auditorium at dismissal as they will have a late bus pick up.2/3
 

-         First Friends Club will meet today after school.

-         A new club called World Vision is starting up.  Our objective is to raise money to build a school in a developing community in Africa through a charity organization. We will meet on Wednesdays that are A-days in Art room 1. The club will begin this Wednesday, Feb. 5th .  Please be sure to stop by the main office and pick up a permission slip.

-         Lego club is changing to the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month. So that means we will have Lego club today in the library." 

-         The knitting club will begin meeting the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month in the library.  Please be sure to get a permission slip if you are interested in joining

-          Set design club will meet today in Mr. Sniffin’s room

 
1/31/2013         
 
A new club called World Vision is starting up.  Our objective is to raise money to build a school in a developing community in Africa through a charity organization. We will meet on Wednesdays that are A-days in Art room 1. The club will begin this Wednesday, Feb. 5th .  Please be sure to stop by the main office and pick up a permission slip.

 

-          First Friends Club will meet Monday, 2/3 after school.

-          Lego club is changing to the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month. So that means we will have Lego club on Monday February 3rd in the library." 

 

-          The knitting club will begin meeting the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month in the library.  Please be sure to get a permission slip if you are interested in joining

 
Thursday  1/30

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

 

Green Club is meeting today after school to work on birdhouses and plan for recycling day.  See you in the cafeteria. 

 

Math Counts competition team will meet tomorrow morning at 7:50 in room 809.

 
Wednesday  1/29

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

 

Just a reminder that Chess Club will not be meeting today.  The Chess Club will meet again to finish out the Fall session on February 5th.  The Spring Session will begin on February 12th.

 

Set design club, there will be a meeting in Mr. Sniffin's room after school today. There will be a club photo taken in the main gym at 8:20 tomorrow morning.

 

History Club will have their yearbook picture taken tomorrow (Thursday) at 8:20.  Please report to the main gym as soon as you get to school.

 

Green Club will be meeting this Thursday, January 30th after school to work on birdhouses and plan for recycling day.  See you tomorrow. 

 

Band 8 brass and low winds meet in the band room today at 3:30pm