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   We Are Believers!
                               ONE  TEAM   ONE  DREAM
 
           
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                             1010 West Greene Street, Cheraw, SC 29520
                              Phone (843) 921-1010     Fax (843) 921-1017

                                        Mr. Matthew Brantley, Principal

                                    Mr. Omoro King, Assistant Principal

 
Long Middle School Mission Statement

The mission of Long Middle School is to educate all students
to become successful adults.

                                                 
             
LMS Inducts New Beta Club Members

On Tuesday, April 1, Long Middle School inducted 55 new members into its National Junior Beta Club.  The ceremony was opened by principal, Mr. Matt Brantley, and followed by several speakers, including Mrs. Cathy Coleman, Mrs. Allison Chapman, Mrs. Michele Oakley, Mrs. Tonya Bracy, Mr. Charles Redfearn and several student speakers.  Student speakers included Trayshon Autry, Jacob Goddard, Ryan Bowen, Daphne Dang, Emily Beck, Reginald Brown, Callie Bryant, and James Dockery . The ceremony was concluded with students receiving certificates and closing words from Mr. Omoro King, vice principal.  Guests of the ceremony were treated to light refreshments of cake, chips, and punch.  Long Middle School congratulates these new members on their accomplishments.

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                        March Terrific Kids 


Teachers from Long Middle School are recognizing four students from each grade each month as part of the Kiwanis Terrific Kids program.  Teachers chose students who are Friendly. The following students were named Terrific Kids for the month of March. Sixth grade students are Charlotte Hurst, Ezekiel Tinsley, Lauren Justice and Leighton Becker.  Seventh grade students are Tequila Douglas, Joseph Spencer, Joshua Murphy and Chanteria Scott.  Eighth grade students are Lemonte Harrington, Molly O'Neal, Naudia Chapman and Tre Dickerson.

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                   Veteran’s Day at LMS

In honor of Veteran’s Day, the social studies department and administration at Long Middle School hosted a breakfast for veterans and students.  Thirty veterans and 28 students were treated to a breakfast of bacon, eggs, and grits in the Media Center on November 11.  The veterans served in wars from World War II, through Vietnam, to the current conflicts in the Middle East as well as serving during peace time overseas or here in the United States.  The Media Center and halls were decorated with acrostic poems, thank you notes, and illustrations by the LMS students.  Mrs. Janice Sanders’ students brought in photographs to recognize the veterans in their families.  The members of Rachel’s Club made cards for the veterans to take with them.  This marks the third year for the breakfast and the best turnout so far.  Everyone at Long Middle considered it an honor to recognize those who have served and sacrificed for our freedom.  

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        LMS October Terrific Kids

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         Mathematician Pumpkin Contest


LMS seventh graders participated in the annual mathematician pumpkin contest. Students are required to research a mathematician and write an essay. They are also required to design a pumpkin to resemble their mathematician. First Citizen’s Bank sponsored our winners this year with Wal-Mart gift cards. Winners were chosen by LMS staff members. Best in Show was awarded to Tanija Brown (Albert Einstein). 1st Place was awarded to Lindsay Carver (John Venn). 2nd Place was awarded to Alysa Kulesza (Mary Frances Winston Newsom). 3rd Place was awarded to Sabrina Brown and Ashlyn Jacobs (Archimedes).


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             Long Middle Hosts Annual Family Fun Night 
      

Long Middles School students and their families attended Long Middle School’s Annual Family Fun Night October 1, 2013. This is an event designed to form a community bond between the students, their families and the faculty of Long Middle School. The evening included Title 1 Resource packets, face painting, hay rides, games, Jump Castle, BINGO, Hot dogs, and more. For a small charge, there was a chance to DUNK THE PRINCIPAL in the Dunking Booth, and BASH YOUR FAVORITE TEACHER’S Name. All proceeds will benefit Relay for Life. Long Middle had a record attendance of 478 people. We would like the thank Sonic, IGA, Pepsi, First Citizens Bank, The Dyson Family, Agape Hospice, Kiser Funeral Home, Redid Funeral Home, CMC Building Supply, Waste Connections, Garris Landscaping, Fat Man Towing and Cheraw High Interact Club for all of their donations and service to LMS’s Family Fun Night The event was sponsored by the Long Middle School PTO and School Improvement Council.

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          Wal-Mart Spruces Up Long Middle

We all know that Walmart is the world's largest retailer and that their stores in Chesterfield County are one of the biggest employers in the surrounding areas.  But, did you know that Walmart and its employees provide financial and elbow grease support to our schools and other municipal and commercial organizations?  Jessica Mason, athletic director for Long Middle School, was notified by Walmart that they had a program that provided grants and employee volunteers to spruce up and clean up facilities in the area.  This past Tuesday, and again this Saturday, several Walmart employees rolled up their sleeves and grabbed their paint brushes to paint and clean the gymnasium and Canteen areas at Long.  The volunteers cleaned bathrooms, the stage area, the Canteen and the gym itself.  Then came coats of paint to spruce up these extensive areas to provide a better atmosphere for our children and their sports teams.  By having, Walmart volunteers perform these tasks it allows other instructional and athletic activities to benefit our children.  The grant will also improve the educational experience of Long students by providing the funds to purchase school and athletic equipment, uniforms, and tools.  Next time you visit Walmart, thank the employees you see for being excellent citizens  and supporting our children.
        
        
                                                                   
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               LMS Teacher Wins Cruise

Bojangles’ presented Sandy Perkins of Long Middle School with a free five-night Caribbean cruise as part of the company’s Teacher Appreciation Month giveaway through its partnership with South Carolina Future Minds, an organization dedicated to supporting teachers and public education. To celebrate, Bojangles’ also served breakfast to Perkins and 65 of her colleagues at Long Middle School on Aug. 19.
  As the founding sponsor of Teacher Appreciation month in South Carolina, Bojangles’ teamed up with S.C. Future Minds to hold the cruise giveaway on scfutureminds.org  where students, parents and colleagues entered their favorite teachers from across the state for the chance to win. Perkins was randomly selected to win the cruise after being nominated by former student Talayjah Marshall.  This year Bojangles’ and its generous customers raised more than $42,000 for S.C. Future Minds and donated nearly 3,000 books to public schools. This is the fourth consecutive year Bojangles’ has partnered with S.C. Future Minds to support Teacher Appreciation Month and the Teacher of the Year program.

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