LJMS Community News
A list of suggested basic student supplies for the first week of the 2015-16 school year is now available either as a web page or as a printer-friendly PDF. Students will not need all of the supplies on the first day. Teachers will request additional specific items during the first week of school.
New School Schedule
Students and LJ families, please remember that, starting in September, FCPS middle schools, including Luther Jackson, will operate on a new, earlier schedule. Students may be dropped off beginning at 7 a.m. and the first period of the day will begin at 7:30 a.m. Dismissal will be at 2:15 p.m. The new bell schedule may be viewed here.
SELT and Summer Institutes to Begin
Mark your calendars. Summer programming will begin Monday, Jul. 13, at 8 a.m. If you need bus information, please send an e-mail to Christine Lyons at CLLyons@fcps.edu.
On behalf of the staff and administration of Luther Jackson Middle School, we wish the entire LJ community a safe, restful, and productive summer. School will resume for students on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Please watch this space during the summer for updates and announcements. Information about Tiger Time and 7th Grade Orientation is posted on the calendar.
National Junior Honor Society
Our NJHS inductees recently presented reports of their service projects. Please take a moment and see what our students have been contributing to the LJMS community:
Developed by ExxonMobil and FCPS, the Expanding Visions program engages middle school students to discover exciting opportunities in the STEM fields. In this video, business volunteers from Dewberry give classroom presentations at LJMS to connect what students are learning in science class to civil engineering.
LJMS Summer Institutes
Summer Institutes are available for sign up! Jackson is pleased to offer three weeks in July for all rising 7th and 8th grade Jackson students and one week in August for rising 7th graders only (How to Survive Middle School). The institutes are designed to provide your student with a variety of enjoyable activities and are taught by FCPS employees. Take a moment to read over full descriptions of both the July and the August programs. If you have any questions, please contact Christine Lyons at CLLyons@fcps.edu.
Looking for resources to help you stay fit? Check out some in our local community:
LJ is putting a STOP to bullying! If you or someone you know is being bullied you can do something about it! By filling out our LJMS Bullying Report form you can be a part of the upstanders who are taking a stand against bullying!