Welcome to Lincolnton Middle School. "The best middle school in Lincoln County!"
Scott H. Carpenter
Principal's Corner updated on:
 Tracy Livingston
Assistant Principal
 Michael Culbreth
 Assistant Principal
Vision Statement
Lincolnton Middle School strives to have each and every student achieve his or her individual potential in a safe, positive and nurturing environment.
Mission Statement
Lincolnton Middle School creates a nurturing environment through cooperation between students, staff, parents, and the community. We support achievement through high expectations and continuous improvement while focusing on individual needs. We strive to guide our students to become confident life-long learners and contributing members of a global society. 
"Success for All"


             5K RUN
SAT. MAY 17, 8:00 AM

Spring Pictures will be rescheduled at a later date!

LMS 2013-2014 Yearbooks are now on sale. Go to www.carolinayearbooks.com to order yours today!

School Improvement Team
Meeting Schedule

September 18th
October 16th
November 20th
December 18th
January 15th
February 19th
March 19th
April 16th
May 21st
All meetings are held in the Media Center at 3:05 P.M.
2013-14 LMS SIT Members
Heath Barkely—Special Areas, Chair
Christie Chandler—8th Grade, Vice Chair
Mike Watts—6th grade rep
Ben Shook—6th grade rep
Bu Curlee—7th grade rep
Janet Jones—7th grade rep
Denise Harrison—TA rep
Dina Baxter—Media Coordinator
Malcolm Smith—8th grade rep
Kevin James--Parent Rep
Michael Culbreth—Assistant Principal
Tracy Livingston—Assistant Principal
Scott Carpenter—Principal

Need to know which bus to ride? Click this link and follow the directions.
WEB QUERY Directions.docx

Click on the links below to view the LCS Inclement Weather Plan.
Inclement Weather Procedures2013-2014.pdf

Click this link for the 2013-2014 supply list.
Lincolnton Middle School Supply List 2013-2014.doc
Check out the School Calendar for important dates and upcoming events.

Click this link to purchase optional insurance coverage for students.
President -- Emily Clark
Vice President -- Heather Lineberger
Treasurer -- Kevin James
Co-Treasure -- Jennifer Smith
Recorder -- Cynthia Jordan
Teacher Rep. -- Ann Parsley
Principal -- Scott Carpenter

Outstanding Students

            Zaxby’s Spotlight
     Staff Member of the Month
             Christie Chandler

The Zaxby’s LMS Spotlight Teacher of the Month Program is designed to recognize outstanding teachers for their contributions to their school, excellence in the classroom, leadership, innovation, community involvement, dedication, and work on behalf of the students at Lincolnton Middle School. Each month, the STARS PBIS team recognizes one teacher from LMS. Nominations may be submitted by the school faculty, staff, students, and parents.


     Spotlight Students

                        Megan Harrill
     STARS Spotlight Student of the Month.

    Nicholas Brooks, Brian Sedano, Chloe Wright 
                Students of the Week

    Bus Students Of The


RAK Winners
Week of 4/18/2014
(Random Acts of Kindness)

6th Grade - Justin White
7th Grade - Gabe Harris
8th Grade - Kasey Williams
Way to go!!!

Classroom Of The Week
Students in Mr. Hull's Career Decisions class were "Dressed for Success" when they put on their best duds for a job interview. The 6th grade students are working on a personal career portfolio, complete with a resume', cover letter, references, and letters of recommendation. Mr. Hull is trying to make the lesson as real as possible to give students a taste of what it really takes to find a good job.



Wildcat Prowl
May 17
th 2014
8:00 am
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When Pigs Race....
Students that sold the most magazine subscriptions had another competition today. They had a pig race. The students faced off against each other to see which of their battery operated stuffed pigs could travel a distance of about twelve feet the fastest. It may not seem very far but it took several minutes for the pig owned by Madelynn Hovis to cross the finish line first, winning her a grand prize of $100. Coming in second was Gabriel Hovis, winning $50. Third place went to Nelson Alfaro for $25 and fourth place went to Megan Harrill who won $10.

Congratulations Mauricio Lozano
On Saturday, March 8, 2014 Mauricio auditioned for the NC All-State Honor Band.  He was one of two tuba players from our district eligible to audition.  He placed 3rd out of all the tuba players in the state and will be performing with the band May 2-4 at UNC Chapel Hill. This is a big accomplishment for Mauricio and we are very proud of his success.

Best Of The Best!!!

Teacher Of The Year
Malcolm Smith

Classified Employee Of The Year
Karen Hurt

Volunteer Of The Year
Jennifer Radebaugh

Classroom Of The Week
Students in Mrs. Puckett's Social Studies classroom are studying Major Religions of the World.  Students studied the meaning of a missionary and the importance of their work.  Missionaries of different faiths travel around the world to help others.  In this activity, students discovered the mission of the American Red Cross and its efforts to help others around the world and at home. Their assignments was to convince others to get involved with the American Red Cross. They had to create a short presentation to deliver to the class. The presentation could be in the form of a rap, song, skit, or commercial.  The students did a great job explaining the mission work of the American Red Cross and the opportunities available!

Classroom Of The Week
“Exploring Direct Variation"
In Ms. Curlee's Pre-algebra class, we have studied direct variation which is when two different variables contain a pattern that continues to stay the same throughout the equation. We studied this by a comparison from the circumference of our thumb compared to the size of our wrists, and then the size of our wrist compared to our neck. We also used this knowledge to solve these problems in an equation format. To sum all of this information up we have gained a lot of knowledge about direct variation. We will be able to use this later in life through aerospace.  Special thanks to Carson Weathers, Alex Secrest, and DJ Lyter  for contributing to this article.

Students at LMS competed in Intramural competitions this week during their elective class periods. Kinball is played by putting four teams on the court at the same time with a 4-way volleyball net. The giant ball is hit back and forth but can't hit the ground. The team with the lowest score wins. The winning Homebases were: 6th grade - Ms. Rumfelt, 7th grade - Ms. Johnson, and 8th grade - Ms. Steele.

LMS Celebrates Its' Finest
LMS held its A Honor Roll Breakfast this week. Students who received all A's on their report card for the second nine weeks were invited to bring their parents for breakfast and receive a certificate and ribbon for their achievement. We are very proud of these students who have worked so hard to excel in their studies!

Members of the LMS PTSA man the concession stand at a recent boys and girls basketball game. The PTSA helps to raise money for the school and do volunteer work throughout the year. There are several more home basketball games remaining and girls soccer, baseball, and track are right around the corner. If you are interested in helping out, please contact the school.

Soil And Water Conservation Essay Winners
Congratulations to this years Soil and Water Conservation Essay homebase winners.
Addison Gee - Mr. Shook, Isabel Radebaugh - Ms. Rumfelt, Marley Black - Ms. Olach, Ashleigh Harris - Ms. Pruitt, Adolpho Martinez - Mr. Saunders, Josh Rodriguez - Ms. Puckett. Not pictured - Sierra Garrison - Ms. McCurry and Jaycee Owens - Mr. Watts.

In addition to winning her homebase, Ashleigh Harris was also the winner for LMS and placed 3rd in the district.

Parent Portal Now Open

The Home Base PowerSchool Parent Portal will be available beginning on January 27, 2014.  Letters will be sent to all parents with school report card information to provide instructions for creating an account and accessing student information. 
Parents with children in Lincoln County Schools may use the Parent Portal to see grades, attendance, class schedules and other information.  The Parent Portal is a convenient, secure Internet-based program that makes it easy for parents to monitor and track their child’s academic progress.  The program is made available through the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.
There is no cost to use PowerSchool, but a computer with Internet access will be needed to view the website.  If the internet is not available in the home, parents may access the Parent Portal using computers available at public library branches.
Lincoln County Schools has an instructional video and other support documents for parents that are available on the LCS website

2013-2014 DAR Essay Contest Winners
Mrs. Sarah Lantz, a representative for The Jacob Forney Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, announced the school winners for the annual American history essay contest in which students are invited to participate. 
This years winners are: 6th grade - Emily Cowie, 7th grade - Carson Weathers, and 8th grade - Miller Brogden. 

The winners were also invited to read their speeches at the local chapter DAR meeting.  Congratulations to all of the participants and the winners.

All-District Band
Congratulations to the band students that auditioned for all-district band this weekend. The following students made the band. John Nordmark, 2nd place in the symphonic band on tuba. Kacei Quiros, placed 12th in the concert band on clarinet and Mauricio Lozano placed 1st in the district on tuba and is now eligible to audition for the all-state band. Mrs. Hoyle and LMS are very proud of your accomplishment!

Lincoln County Schools Spelling Bee Champion Mauricio Lozano

After 7 intense rounds, Mauricio Lozano emerged victorious in the county spelling bee. The competition took school level winners from all 14 Lincoln County middle and elementary schools. These students battled for the prestigious championship in front of a large audience of parents, teachers, and county office administrators. Mauricio will advance to the Regional Charlotte Observer Spelling Bee competition on Feb 24.

Classroom Of The Week
Mr. Watts’ 6th grade science class made sundials during their study of the Earth, Sun, Moon system. These sundials tell the time of day in addition to the Spring and Fall equinox and the Winter and Summer solstice.  Students used math skills to draw out the angles for the hour lines. They had to measure the distance precisely in order to place the solstice and equinox lines correctly. They also got to use art skills to decorate their project.

LMS Boys Basketball Team Wins Buck Dellinger Memorial Tournament
The LMS Boys Basketball team defeated West Lincoln Friday night 60-21 in the first round of the Buck Dellinger Memorial Basketball Tournament. On Saturday they faced off against East Lincoln, who defeated North Lincoln, in the tournament championship game. The Wildcats won 59-31 to claim the tournament championship title.

LMS Welcomes Student Teacher
Audrey Bodenheimer is a Student Teacher who will be working with Mrs. Jacobs over the next couple of months.  Audrey graduated from UNC Asheville in 2007 with a Bachelor Degree in Biology and is currently attending graduate school at UNC Charlotte.  Audrey is married with two children Aaralyn, Age 6 and Eli, Age 3.  When not attending school, Audrey enjoys the outdoors.  She loves four wheeling, hiking, fishing and camping with her family.  Upon graduation from UNCC she plans to pursue a  career teaching Science.

LMS Band Christmas Concert
All three LMS bands performed to a packed house at the Citizens Center for their Christmas Concert. With the addition of beginning band now starting in 6th grade, the LMS gym is no longer capable of holding such a large audience. Each band performed several holiday selections putting everyone in the Christmas spirit!

Apple Queen Visits LMS
The Lincoln County Apple Queen, Miss Erica Miller, visited with Ms. Houser's class and talked to them about her experiences as Apple Queen. The students were very excited to have such a prominent figure in the county to visit with them. They asked lots of questions and had a great time.

Spelling Bee Winners
3rd place: Alex Girton (6th grade), 2nd place: Keene Quiros (7th grade), 1st place: Mauricio Lozano (8th grade). Mauricio will move on to represent LMS in the county spelling bee. Good luck Mauricio!!!

Congratulations To Our 6th Grade Soil & Water Essay Contest Winners

School Winner - Pruitt - Ashleigh Harris

Classroom Winners - Rumfelt- Isabel Radebaugh, Puckett-Joshua Rodriquez, Watts-Jaycee Owens, Shook-Addison Gee, McCurry-Sierra Garrison, Saunders-Adolfo Martinez, Olach-Marley Black

Giving Thanks, Thanks For Giving
Students and staff at Lincolnton Middle School were in the "Giving" spirit over the last few weeks during our annual can food drive sponsored by the Student Council. The original goal of 2,000 items was surpassed with more that a week to go in the drive prompting the school to raise its' goal to 3,000. When it was all over, the school had collected 3,588 items! The LMS staff also participated by donating $300 in cash. The food and money were presented to Christian Ministries of Lincolnton on Tuesday morning. The school has now begun collecting items for Toys For Tots.

Classroom Of The Week
Students in Mr. Hull's Career Decisions class were "Dressed for Success" when they put on their best duds for a job interview. The 6th grade students are working on a personal career portfolio, complete with a resume', cover letter, references, and letters of recommendation. Mr. Hull is trying to make the lesson as real as possible to give students a taste of what it really takes to find a good job.

The LMS gym was turned into an amusement park on Friday for a MEGA PARTY. The party was a reward for students who sold at least 5 tubs of cookie dough during the school fundraiser earlier this year.

Classroom Of The Week
Mrs. Jacob's Science Classes have been working on a Periodic Table Analogies Project. For this project, students used book characters, symbols, historical figures, historical events, cartoon characters, movie characters, sports stars, etc. to explain families and other characteristics of the Periodic Table of the Elements.  Students had to draw the Periodic Table and place "characters" based on their chosen themes in corresponding sections of the table.  For each "character" placed, a written and detailed explanation was given.  This project gave students the opportunity to show a deeper understanding of trends, organization, and characteristics of the Periodic Table.

Student – Parent Book Club Event
Lincolnton Middle School held its first Student-Parent Book Club Event on Tuesday, October 29, 2013. Students and parents have been reading the book Hoot, by Carl Hiaasen. Hoot is a story about a sensitive environmental issue and the people involved who look beyond their own needs and comforts to save the Burrowing Owls that are threatened by urban development.
During the LMS Book Celebration, students were able to participate in multiple activities which centered on various aspects of the story. Events included a Jeopardy game related to book trivia about the characters, setting and plot. In addition, there was an opportunity to dissect owl pellets to discover and analyze the types of food owls had consumed. The final rotation involved an obstacle course where students and parents maneuvered their way through a model of events from the story. These obstacles replicated the “snake infested turns”, a “deep, dark tunnel”, a “double creek crossing” and the “vicious guard dogs.”
As a conclusion to the evening events, all participants enjoyed a feast of pancakes (also related to a central theme from the story), owl cupcakes, sandwiches and a variety of other delectable treats. Prizes were awarded for the winners of the Jeopardy game and the obstacle course.
During the Second Nine Weeks, students and parents are encouraged to read the book Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke. This is a fantasy adventure selection that focuses on Meggie and her father Mo as they embark on journey that introduces them to new friends and old adversaries in the quest to locate a special book. For additional information about the LMS Book Club, please contact Dina Baxter in the Media Center. Additional information is also available on the LMS webpage.  Inkheart books are currently available for sale ($10.00) in the Media Center at this time. The next Book Club Celebration is planned for January and everyone is invited to participate!

Classroom Of The Week
Drawing what one sees around them is one of arts long standing traditions.   Drawing Outside, like we see Mr. Smith and his student doing here helps the artist learn many valuable lessons.   Shape, form, value, texture, and line, are some the elements of art the students applied in this lesson as well as the principal of proportion and unity, but perhaps the most important lesson is finding beauty in the things most people take for granted like the things we see around us every day.

6th Grade Lunch Bunch
Lincolnton Middle School had its first Lunch Bunch of the year this week. Parents of 6th graders were invited to come and eat lunch with their student during their normal lunch period. Nearly one hundred parents and family members filled the cafeteria and enjoyed a nice lunch and conversation with their students, teachers, and administrators. Some parents ate from the cafeteria while others chose to bring their own food from local restaurants. 7th & 8th grade will be having a Lunch Bunch later this year.

Classroom Of The Week
Students throughout the 8th grade were grouped together to begin their discovery of a 2,500 year old Mathematical Proof called the Pythagorean Theorem.  During this lesson students used different lengths of yarn to make right triangles on parking space lines.  After measuring the base, height and length of yarn (hypotenuse) of each triangle they created, students kept track of their data on a table.  At the end of the class students were asked to find a pattern between each triangles measurements.  The next day students continued this discovery and were able to come up with the theorem on their own.  Lincolnton Middle School is filled with mini Pythagoras' (the mathematician who is credited with this proof)!!!!

2013 Boys Soccer Tri-County Conference Champions!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month
The students of Lincolnton Middle School wore pink October 18th to support finding a cure for Breast Cancer.  Pictured are Student Council members making a pink ribbon in honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Classroom Of The Week
Students on the "Titan" team learned about the three classifications of volcanoes. They made models of the different types and at the end of the week had a great time making them erupt with some sodium bicarbonate and acetic acid.

Class Of The Week
Students in Ms. Olach's class were studying the Mummification Process of Ancient Egyptians. They also learned about hieroglyphics and how to read them. They had to look at different symbols to decipher what the word was. They determined that the word was "entrance." Once they found the entrance to the pyramid, they had to break through the walls using the different tools they were provided. Once inside, they found a mummy's coffin and four canopic jars, each for the safekeeping of particular human organs: the stomach, intestines, lungs, and liver, all of which, it was believed, would be needed in the afterlife. The students really enjoyed this project.

Classroom Of The Week
Crime Scene Investigators: Mystery of the Lost Colony 
Eighth grade students in Mrs. McClain’s Social Studies class had the opportunity to study primary sources as evidence into the mystery of the Lost Colony.  Students were provided with various theories of the disappearance of the English colonists of Roanoke.  Students collaborated with their peers and selected the theory they felt best explained what happened to the colonists.  Students had to analyze evidence from the crime scene using primary sources to determine if the evidence collected was “for” or “against” their theory.  After analyzing the evidence, students had to evaluate the source to determine whether the evidence strongly supports their theory and eliminate evidence that was considered against their theory. In working with their peers, students had to justify their choice of evidence by using prior knowledge of events leading up to the settlement at Roanoke and use logic along with sound reasoning for their claim.  Once students completed the activity, they presented their findings to the class.

These Numbers "DO" Add Up
Here are the members of the LMS Math Counts team: 8th Grade Hayley Owen, Andrea Solera, Robbie Cowie, Camaryn Crump, Tre Lamkin, Simon Weisenhorn, Devlyn Anderson, Derek McKean. 7th Grade Kenne Quiros, Brandon Blackwell, Lexi Morrison, Ashley Logan, Ashlyn Rhyne, Leja Brka. 6th Grade Alex Girton, Bailey Reed, Joey Crews,
Ej Manjarres.

Friday Night Lights
The LMS 8th grade band joined up with the Lincolnton High School Wolfpack Marching Band last Friday night to play the National Anthem before the high school football game as well as play songs and cheer snips in the stands throughout the game. Ms. Hoyle has done a wonderful job preparing these young musicians to "take the field" next year. They sounded great!!!

2013-14 LMS Patriot Team
Dawson Blythe, E. J. Manjarres, Daniel Salazar, Derek McKean, Bailey Rikard, Jesse Howell, Ainsley Noles, Kayla Smith, and Jade Clark.

500 Reasons To Sell Cookie Dough!
Congratulations to Caleb Martin. Caleb won $500 for selling at least five tubs of cookie dough. Every student that sold 5 or more tubs were entered into the drawing and Caleb's name was drawn. Caleb isn't sure yet what he is going to do with his money. Congratulations!

Classroom Of The Week
The Functional and Life Skills classes attended Red Wolf Farm in Maiden on September 24. Students learned about Farm Animals including bottle feeding calves, visiting the chicken yard, and watching goats do tricks! We also saw crawdad's and turtles in the creek near the Outside Classroom on the farm. We went on a covered hay ride and picked out beautiful pumpkins and enjoyed a picnic lunch at the Picnic Barn on the Farm. We are now ready to begin the Fall season! Happy Fall!

Classroom Of The Week
Students in Ms. Yakovleva's class had to create a pizza with eight slices with each slice representing something special or important in their lives.  They used this project as a way of getting to know each other.  Once the pizza was created they had to present it to the class.  We had some fantastic pizzas!

Classroom Of The Week
Our robotics teams have begun their practice sessions for the year.  During the course of this year, both teams will modify their robot, add attachments to complete certain tasks, and work on a research project.
During the practice session, both teams were able to view the competition mat for the first time.  The mat includes several obstacles and tasks that are worth certain amounts of points during competitions.  The teams have already built their base robot.  With the ability to see the mat and obstacles, the teams have come to the conclusion that there must be some modifications done to the robot to overcome these obstacles.
Teamwork, brainstorming, critical thinking, and collaboration are essential, and that was what was going on here. 

Traffic Jam Stock Photography


Dear Lincolnton Middle School Parents,

We are making changes to our morning car rider line procedures.  When you are in front of the school your child may exit the vehicle when your car is between the orange cones.  Please make sure that your students have their book bags and belongings ready to get out when you are in between the orange cones.  This new procedure will allow for more cars to unload and speed up our car rider line in the mornings.  Again, when you are in between the orange cones in front of the school, please exit your car in a swift, but safe fashion.  Just a reminder, please do not create two lines of traffic in order to ensure safety for all students.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the school.

Scott Carpenter


LMS Remembers! 9-11-13

Classroom Of The Week
Mr. Watts' 6th grade science class was making a liquid model of the layers of the earth.  They filled a graduated cylinder with liquids of different density to illustrate the relative size of each of earth’s layers; the crust, mantle and core. 

A Lot Of Dough!
Congratulations to Carly Brocuglio and Zed Register. They were the first drawing winners in our cookie dough contest. They each sold $50 or more worth of cookie dough. Our next drawing will be on Monday for anyone who has sold at least $100 worth of cookie dough. SELL! SELL! SELL!!!

2013-2014 Student Council
Student council officers Lejla Brke, Jada Locklear, Kale Black, Hundley Rhyne, Miller Brogden,  and Camaryn Crump are ready for a great year at LMS.  This years service projects are the Christian ministries food drive, Marine Corp Toys for Tots, and a spring service project.

Lincolnton Middle School Has A GREAT First Day!

LMS Band Recruiting Video


Tue, Apr 22 - Fri, Apr 25
Mandatory Vacation
No School for Students or School Personnel (10 month employees)
Mon, Apr 28 - Fri, May 2
LMS Book Fair 8:30 - 3:15
Tuesday, April 29
A Honor Roll Breakfast in Cafeteria @ 7:40
Wednesday, April 30
6th Grade A/B Honor Roll Breakfast @ 7:40 in Cafeteria
Thursday, May 1
7th Grade A/B Honor Roll Breakfast in Cafeteria @ 7:40

Today, 4/24/2014
High: 71 Low: 54
Mostly sunny
4% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/25/2014
High: 77 Low: 53
Chance thunderstorms
43% chance of precipitation.

Lincolnton Middle School cheerleading tryouts will take place May 5 - 9 from 3:00 until 5:00. Tryout information and physical forms can be found at the entrances of both 6th and 7th grade hallways or outside of room 808. All forms must be turned in to Mrs. Jacobs by May 1st. No one will be allowed to participate or observe a tryout/session unless they have a current physical on file. Please note that May 5, 6, 7, and 8 will be practice days for learning the tryout cheer and dance. The final tryout will be held on May 9.


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