Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,
I want to welcome you to the 2018-19 school year.  My staff and I are very excited about the opportunities the new school year brings.  This year we welcome several new staff members and some returning ones as well.  Please see the following:  Dr. Naranjo - Assistant Principal, Ms. Lo - AVID/English, Ms. Collins - SDC, Ms. Saucedo - Science, Ms. Ransom - RSP, Mr. Baker - Lead Custodian, and Mr. Valenzuela - PE.    
During this school year, we will continue to focus on ways we can make LMS a special place for everyone.  One way to do this is by increasing our STEM courses.  Our students now have the ability to take Human Anatomy, App Creators, Flight & Space and Magic of Electrons.  This is in addition to Design and Modeling, Robotics and Medical Detectives.  In addition, several of our teachers met over the summer to enhance their continuity as a group and explore more strategies to engage students.  Finally, we have clubs to balance out the academic rigor at our school.  In the past we have had various clubs such as ROAR Journalism, Green Club, ASB, Art Club, AVID club, etc.  Please see Ms. Polk in PE or Ms. Jones at the student store if you have questions.
Our parents are one of the integral pieces that make LMS a special place.  Last year we enjoyed an increase in parent participation on many levels.  We hope to continue to improve in this area.  Parents have the ability to be apart of the school in various capacities.  Parents are welcomed to attend the following and many more:  Coffee with the Principal, School Site Council, English Learner Advisory Committee, PBIS Committee, Back-to-School Night, Open House, etc.  Please contact Ms. Lydia Gomez at 310-884-3100 if you have additional questions.
In closing, I feel extremely privileged to be the leader of such a special place.  Only working in unison, can our school site reach its true potential.  So lets make this year a memorable one and make LMS an EXTRAORDINARY PLACE!
Mr. Terry - LMS Principal