Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Spelling Bee Champ Goes to Washington

Good Luck, Sam!

Sam Stephens, an 8th grader at LMS, is in Washington D.C. this week for the Scripps National Spelling Bee! As the regional champion, he earned a place at the national competition and will be competing there against all the regional champions in the country the week after Memorial Day.

Sam is accompanied by his spelling team coach, Mrs. Veldman, whose support and hard work make it possible for LMS students to compete at the local--and now national--levels. Thanks to Mrs. Veldman, and way to go, Sam, who will represent LMS with Lancer poise and class!

Below is Sam at the prelim competition (second row, second from the right) and being interviewed by a television reporter.

Friday, May 26, 2017

8th Grade Poetry Contest Winners

Congratulations Poetry Contest Winners!

Over ten teachers, including three language arts teachers from St. Joseph High School, judged the packet of poems voted the best in each LA class. Poems written by these four 8th graders received the most judges' votes for best poems overall.

1st place: Megan Hollerbach for her poem, "Hit and Run"
2nd place: Kirsten Miazga for her poem, "Star Gazing"
3rd place (tied): Trinity Sharkey for "Laundry" & Olivia Trivedi for "Metamorphosis"

These winners' poems will be displayed at Forever Books in downtown St. Joseph, so be sure to look for them when you stop in to the bookstore this summer. Winners also received bookstore gift certificates.

If you see these girls in the hallway, be sure to congratulate them!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Mr. Groeschel Returns

Chemistry's the Bomb!

Ed Groeschel is a physicist and long-time friend of the LMS science department. For many years he has visited LMS to share the wonders of chemistry with the 8th graders--and this year was no exception.

On May 3rd and 5th Mr. Groeshel wowed the 8th graders with liquid nitrogen and other exciting chemical concoctions. The 8th graders and their teachers, Ms. Porter and Mr. Buschlen, extend their sincere thanks to Mr. Groeschel and we hope his visits continue for many years to come.