Raising Caring Kids: Humankind. Be Both. Kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. Kindness makes people feel good and helps develop friendships. In a recent study, kids who did kind things for others had more friends. Social and relationships skills, such as kindness, can be developed. One way to practice this skill is through random acts of kindness. Check out a great video on random acts of kindness. https://go.wisc.edu/r7eb10
Due to the deteriorating road conditions on the secondary and back roads, all after school activities are cancelled for tonight, including the Boys Basketball game at Flambeau. All students will be going home on the bus or driving home. All buildings will close at 4:15 pm tonight. No evening practices for any teams. Please drive safely.
Raising Caring Kids: Take A Deep Breath Big emotions like anger or frustration can be hard for children to control. They may hit or yell to act out their feelings. Children feel more in control of their emotions and calmer in stressful situations when we teach them how to manage their emotions. There are a variety of strategies you can teach a child to calm down. https://go.wisc.edu/241g1f
Raising Caring Kids: Feeling All My Feelings Children whose parents support them when they express feelings have stronger social skills and better friendships. Just like adults, children feel different emotions such as happiness, sadness, embarrassment, and anger. Children’s emotions get more complex as they get older. This can be hard for children to understand. You can help by talking to them about how they feel in different situations. https://go.wisc.edu/0qxt3f
Do you have a student that attends Ladysmith Elementary School? Would you like to be involved in our school, but not sure how? Join Ladysmith Elementary families for our monthly Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting Tuesday, January 8th at 6 PM in the Ladysmith Elementary office. If you are not able to attend tomorrows meeting, but would like more information, please contact me. The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC), in collaboration between families, teachers, school administration, and community leaders, advocates to ensure the family perspective is considered and respected when addressing important issues in our school. PAC celebrates the many positive endeavors happening in our school, while providing a safe place to share ideas, raise concerns, and strengthen family involvement in your child’s education. PAC meets at 6:00 pm on the second Tuesday of the month at Ladysmith Elementary School in the main office. Parents, guardians, and other caregivers are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information about PAC, please contact Cindy Pohlman at email@example.com "At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents." - Jane D. Hull
Raising Caring Kids: Changing the Way You Look at the World Perspective taking requires you to put yourself in another person’s position and imagine what you would feel, think, or do if you were in that situation. Perspective taking helps children to be more successful as adults because they are better able to deal with other people. Seeing and understanding the world from someone else’s point of view is an important life skill you can teach children to build healthy and satisfying relationships. Explore more about perspective taking. https://go.wisc.edu/e7wm3m
Raising Caring Kids: Using Values to Guide Good Decisions Children learn to tie their shoes, read and write, solve math problems, and remember science facts and events in history. Children can also learn to be good people. You can help children learn to be honest, to care about others, and to make good choices by talking about morals, values, and ethics together. Here’s how to talk about values. https://go.wisc.edu/cb4l0h
Raising Caring Kids: What Am I Good At? Parents play a huge role in helping children develop healthy self-esteem. Parents are the first positive voice children hear. To build your child’s self-esteem, help them see what skills or activities they do well. Learn more about identifying your child’s skills. https://go.wisc.edu/08079n
Raising Caring Kids: Building Strong Relationships Through Communication From the beginning of life your child has been communicating with you. Communication with your child can be amazing. Do you remember seeing your child’s first smile or celebrating your child’s first word? Communication can be challenging, too. It doesn’t feel quite as amazing when a child communicates by having a temper tantrum, rolling his eyes, or slamming a door. Naming emotions and showing your child examples of body language can help them understand how actions may express what someone is feeling or thinking. Read more ideas on growing emotion communication. https://go.wisc.edu/vmj13f
Raising Caring Kids: A Little Caring Goes a Long Way Empathy in children is linked to stronger relationship skills. Strong relationships help a person feel happy. Teaching children to care for others is a great way to help children be happy when they are older. There are a variety of strategies to build empathy in children. Read more about these strategies to build empathy. https://go.wisc.edu/s3c94e
https://go.wisc.edu/1ir03y Raising Caring Kids: What’s In a Face? The ability to understand how people feel by looking at their faces is an important skill. To see and know how someone feels can help children get along with other people and be successful learners. Parents and teachers can help children learn to look closely at a person’s body language and face to build on the important skill of understanding how others are feeling. Here’s how to teach body language.
https://parenting.uwex.edu/raising-caring-kids/ Hello Families of Ladysmith Elementary! Raising Caring Kids is coming to our school! Imagine the skills that allow people to calm down when angry, make (and keep) friends, participate in community, and make fair and safe choices. These skills help children (and adults!) succeed in school and life. For the next several weeks, we’ll send you brief articles, short videos, and fun ideas from the University of Wisconsin-Extension’s Raising Caring Kids. The short articles and videos give ideas and activities to support your child’s school success, positive behavior, and self-esteem. Together we are Raising Caring Kids!
Good Afternoon: Make sure not to miss the production of "ANNIE" Show times are Friday, November 9th at 7 pm and Saturday, November 10th at 7 pm in the LMHS Auditorium. Please note the Ladysmith News mistakenly reported the performances starting 7:30 pm. The performances are actually at 7 pm. Doors will open at 6:30. "Leaping Lizards" don't miss out.
MS Boys Basketball Practice will begin on Tues, Oct 16th after school.
Due to the forecast, we have amended tonight's activity plan. The Ladysmith High School Marching Band will perform an amended version of their field show in the High School Gymnasium at 7:30pm for parents and students. Hotdogs, chips and water will be served to students in the cafeteria after the show. There will not be a bonfire event this evening due to the impending weather. Please come cheer for your marching band and support their hard work!
The Varsity Football game scheduled for Friday, August 31 at Chetek-Weyerhaeuser, will now start at 5:30 p.m. due to projected weather patterns.
Trident team will be at Gordy’s Market Friday (8/31) selling brats, hot dogs, baked goods and washing cars if the weather permits! - from 11 to 3:00.
Reminder: Middle and High School open house will be held on Wednesday, August 22nd from 6-7:30 p.m.
Get a sneak peak at the August District Newsletter. Click on this link: https://tinyurl.com/yafm9pp9
Good Luck to the Wisconsin State Envirothon team from LHS as they compete in Forestry, Soils and Land Use, Aquatics, Wildlife and Rangeland Management in Pocatello, Idaho. Fifty teams representing nearly all of the US, Canadian Provinces and China are here at Idaho State University. The competition wrapped up this past Friday with oral presentations.
Thank you to all of the parents that attended the District Registration for all New and Returning Students yesterday. For those of you that were not able to attend, it is important that you stop in before school begins on August 28th to sign all necessary forms and pay class fees and dues. From now until August 1, all parents should stop out to the LMHS Main Office to take care of that paperwork. After August 1, elementary parents should stop at the new elementary located at 115 East 6th St South (the former middle school). Middle and high school parents would continue to stop at the LMHS building. Again, thank you to those who attended the District Registration yesterday. If you are a 4K parent and already registered in April, you have completed all necessary paperwork. Have a great rest of your summer. In 5 short weeks, school begins again.
From Food Service: Free and Reduced meal applications can be filled out and submitted online in your Parent Portal on Skyward. Choose the Food Service tab to find the online form.
Help Fund the Elementary Playground: Dr. Ostenso's Office will match up to $1,000 that is donated at the their office or at the food booth at the Mardi Gras on Saturday from 5 - 11 pm. Thank you for your support!
Elementary Playground Raffle: The LES needs to raise about $50,000 to purchase a playground for the older grades. Unfortunately, the equipment at the old elementary cannot be moved. Let's work together as a community and get these kiddos a playground! We STILL need your help! We have some wonderful local businesses and community members helping us move tickets, but we still need more people to sell tickets. We REALLY want to see these kids get a playground. If you are willing to sell a few tickets to get us closer to our goal, we would appreciate the help! firstname.lastname@example.org A special thank you to these local businesses who are helping us spread the word! Dr. Erik Ostenso, Optometrist - Fringe Salon - Lily & Company Boutique - Shirley's Place - The Plaid Peacock - Backdoor Cafe We appreciate your support!!!
The 2017 Ladysmith Volleyball Team Earns Wisconsin Academic Award The 2017 Ladysmith Volleyball team earned the Team Academic Award from the Wisconsin Volleyball Coaches Association. The award is designed to honor high school varsity volleyball teams that have proven excellence in the classroom. To be eligible, teams must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 during the entire school year. .Members of the team are: Megan Effertz, Brooke Wiles, Faith Meltz, Abby Meltz, Delaney Herbes, Emily Egle, Cassidy Stanger, Hannah Riegel, Mady Clark, Rian Engelhardt and Emma Dieckman. As student-athletes, the varsity players earned the award by attaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.74. “This award is always a goal our players strive for each year. Our coaching staff is proud of these 11 varsity players for their academic commitment,” stated head coach Tammy Peggar.
On Monday, July 9th, the link to make online payments for Lunch Accounts, Fees and Fines was updated. If you have this link bookmarked in your browser, please update it with this new link. https://payments.efundsforschools.com/v3/districts/56112 Thank you, Paul Uhren, District Administrator Shelly Hayden, Director of Food Service
Asst. VB Coach Opening: If interested, apply on WECAN - https://wecan.education.wisc.edu/#/Vacancy/38583
Boaters Safety Rescheduled: Please note that the Boaters Safety Class that was scheduled for this week (June 27-29) has been changed. The new time and date is July 16-18th from 8am to 12:00pm in the LMHS Library. Any question, please call the LMHS Office at 715-532-5531.
Check out the Ladysmith Education Enrichment Foundation Video and consider a donation. https://youtu.be/CdpAMgRxxcg
Update: The power is back on at the Elementary. The after school program WILL be held. Sorry for the confusion. The power came on sooner than expected.
Wed, May 16: Due to a power outage at the Elementary School, the After School Program is cancelled tonight. Students will be sent home on the bus. Thank you,
Just a reminder that the new elementary (former middle school) gym is closed until further notice. The gym is presently being painted and the outside work has started, making it unsafe to enter the building from any side. Thank you for your understanding while the building is being prepared for our elementary students!
The Pool at the LMHS is back up and running. Thank you
The School Board is looking for additional information before they decide on graduation dates for 2019. Please click on the following link and complete the survey. Thank you for your help. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZKGH9HK
The pool at the LMHS will temporarily be shut down due to mechanical problems. A notification will be sent out once it is up and running again. Sorry for any inconvenience.
There will be no JV baseball game tonight. Practice will be at the normal time.
LHS JV Baseball will be playing Osseo-Fairchild in Osseo on Friday, April 27th starting at 6:30pm at the Merchants Baseball field in Osseo.
LHS Girls Softball will host Barron tonight starting at 5pm at the Bloomer Softball Complex behind the Bloomer Elementary School.
Location update for the Varsity Baseball Game tonight 4/23. The game will be played at the Altoona Sports Complex on 10th Street and Spooner Avenue in Altoona.
The Varsity Boys Baseball team will be traveling to Altoona High School tonight 4/23 to take on Chetek-Weyerhaeuser starting at 6:30 p.m.
Congratulations to the Winning State Envirothon team of Karsyn Doughty, Hannah Izdepski, Vanessa Loe, Caleb Meltz and Trent Vollendorf. These students competed in Stevens Point this past Friday placed 1st in Forestry, 1st in Aquatics and placed 1st Overall. They will move on to represent LHS and the State of Wisconsin as they compete at the National Envirothon this July at Idaho State University
2018 Prom "In the Enchanted Forest" April 28th, 8pm-Midnight for High School Students in the LMHS Gymnasium. Tickets are on sale for $15 before/after school in the LMHS office.
Monday, April 16: Due to the poor road conditions, the School District of Ladysmith will be closed today. The HOSA Trip that was planned to the Dells is also cancelled.
UPDATED HOSA DEPARTURE: MONDAY MORNING Due to the forecast of heavy snow in Ladysmith and accumulating ice and snow in Wisconsin Dells, the departure for the HOSA - Future Health Professionals State Leadership Conference has been postponed until Monday morning at 6:30am. All HOSA students should report to LMHS by 6:15 on Monday morning to load the busses. High School HOSA students should wear their dress presentation clothing and expect to immediately report to their competitions or attend breakout sessions upon arrival at Chula Vista. Middle School students will have time to change into dress clothing prior to your competitions.
The LHS Track & Field team will NOT be traveling to Superior tonight for the track meet, due to the predicted start of the snow storm early this afternoon.
A BIG thank you to all families who participated in our Spring Book Fair! We were able to raise $1,800 to purchase new books for our library. Thank you for supporting our strong literacy practices at LES!
LHS Baseball Notice for the Mauston Tournament: Due to the amount of snow on the fields already and extreme cold coming to the area this weekend, we are forced to cancel the High School Challenge on April 6th-7th. The entire Woodside organization is very sorry we couldn’t make it work this year. Player safety was our #1 concern in making this decision.
Attention parents and guardians of Juniors. This is a reminder of the "Life After High School" event that is being held tonight at 5:30 p.m. in the LMHS auditorium. This is a great opportunity to hear from representatives from the workforce, Technical Schools, Universities, Financial Aid and the Military. We hope to see all the Juniors and their families in attendance tonight.
Rescheduled: The All School Concert will be tonight at 7 pm at the LMHS Gym.
Tues, Mar 6:. School will start 2 hours late today. This includes OLS School. No morning 4K classes.
Mon, March 5: The All School Concert is cancelled for this evening. It will be rescheduled in the near future!
Fri, Feb 23: Bus Route 3 is running 20 to 30 minutes late this morning. Please plan for a later pick up if your child rides this bus.
Fri, Feb 23:. 2 hr delay. This includes OLS. Please remember, breakfast is not served on late start days. Thanks
The Ladysmith Middle School Girls will play at Flambeau tonight. Start time is 5:30 p.m.
Tues, Feb 20: No Morning 4K today.
Tues, Feb 20: School will be delayed 2 hrs. This includes OLS School.
School will be closing at 1 pm today (Mon, Feb 19), including OLS. All evening activities, including practices, are cancelled. No Afternoon 4k students will be picked up.
Here is an update on tonight's scheduled activities: 1. The LHS Girls Basketball Game at Phillips is cancelled. 2. The LMS Girls Basketball at Hayward will be rescheduled. 3. The LHS Wrestling Match with Cumberland is cancelled. The Conference Championship will be determined at the Super Duo on Friday. 4. The LHS Boys Basketball game has not been determined yet. Please watch for updates later today.
There will be no AM 4K on Jan 23.
Bus Route 9 is running a few minutes late. Please watch for the bus before sending them out to wait for the bus.
No School on Thursday, Jan 11 due to icy conditions.
4th Grade Field Trip to the Ice Age Trail is cancelled tomorrow (Tues) due to the cold weather.
The LES Library would like to thank all of our wonderful LES community for your support for our recent Scholastic Book Fair. With your generosity, not only did we get some books in our students' hands, but we were able to raise over $1,600 to buy books for our library! See you in the Spring!
Reminder: There will be parent teacher conferences for all schools on Thursday, October 5th, from 4-7:30 p.m. and Thursday, October 12th, from 4-7:30 p.m.
UPDATE: If you would like to take your PK - Gr 8 child from the Homecoming Parade today, you must check them out of the office before the students leave the building at approximately 1:45 pm today. Otherwise you will need to pick your child up at their school at 3:3- pm. Thank you
On Tuesday, September 26, the Ladysmith Middle and High School will participate in a lockdown drill which simulates an intruder in the building. It is designed to inform students and staff of the procedures to follow to minimize the negative impact of an intruder. Law enforcement personnel will be on hand to monitor the drill. Please contact the office with any questions. During the drill, the LMHS Building will be inaccessible from visitors from 8:30 - 9:00 am.
Bonfire - Wednesday, September 27; 7:30 pm The LHS band will perform their half-time show on the football field (weather permitting) at 7:30 pm. Following the show there will refreshments and a bonfire. Hot dogs will be served!
Just Announced: Front Row- Brooke Wiles, daughter of Ben and Jessica Wiles; Vanessa Loe, daughter of Jim and Debra Loe; Jill Buchhoz, daughter of Mark and Colleen Buchholz; Taylor Nelson, daughter of Rick and Amy Nelson; Megan Effertz, daughter of Jeff and Janet Effertz. Back Row- Zach Gibbs, son of Kyle and Theresa Gibbs; Caleb Meltz, son of Josh and Bethany Meltz; Jon Smith, son of Kevin Smith and Dr. Rebecca Allen; Evan Moore, son of Ron Moore and Dawn Moore; Jared Dieckman, son of Doug and Megan Dieckman.
The road on the south side of LMHS is CLOSED each day from 12:15 to 1:00 due to the Middle School recess. Please either enter and leave the main entrance off of Hwy 8 or utilize the city street on the north side of the LMHS campus. Thank you!
LifeTouch will be here Thursday morning, September 14 to take pictures of all students. All students are to have a picture taken whether they purchase or not. Order forms are available in the LMHS Office or order online with your Picture Day ID: MI417110Y0 at mylifetouch.com
The Board Meeting scheduled for tonight has been cancelled. The next meeting will be on Wed, Sept 27.
FYI: If you pay for school lunch online (link sent out earlier), you only need to put money into one of your children's accounts with eFunds. Our system makes the money available to the entire family. You are also able to pay any fees or dues with this system. Please be sure to mark them as such. Any questions, contact Shelly Hayden.
Please remember that ALL students will have school on Tuesday, September 5th - Grades 4K through grade 12. The will be no Freshman First at the High School this year.
Want to make your child's lunch payments online? You can do that now. Log into your Skyward Account and access Online Lunch Payments. Create an account at: https://eps.mvpbanking.com/cgi-bin/efs/login.pl?access=56112. Please note: You must have one of your child's Skyward numbers to register. Find that in your Parent Portal on Skyward or at your child's school office. Contact Shelly Hayden at 715-532-5531x269 with any questions.
ELEMENTARY START TIME REMINDER: Elementary students should be in their classrooms and ready to learn at 8:15. The front doors open at 7:30 each morning and lock again at 8:15. The LES office opens at 7:30 and teachers arrive at 7:45.
The Middle and High School will be holding their open house tonight, Wednesday, August 30th from 6-7:30 pm. This is open to all students and is a great time for any new students to the building to meet with teachers, get their schedules, and become familiar with the building. We look forward to seeing you there!
Starting at 5:00 PM on August 27, the Trident Swimming and Diving Team will be holding a 24 hour relay. Each team member will swim for one half hour at a time with all yardage/mileage recorded over a 24 hour period. It’s purpose is to secure funds for some of the things which our normal budget does not cover. This may include sweat suits, team T-shirts, and State and Sectional Team T-shirts. We would greatly appreciate any donation which you feel is appropriate. This may be done as a lump sum donation, a pledge of money for each for each mile completed, or a pledge of money for each yard swum. Please make checks payable to : Ladysmith Girl’s Swimming. They can be mailed to Trident Swimming and Diving, 1700 Edgewood Ave., Ladysmith, WI 54848. Thank you in advance for your support.
ATTENTION: If you have not filled out child's registration materials for the 17-18 year, please stop in your child's office ASAP. Staffing decisions hinge on registrations being completed.
Present Positions Open: Gr 5/6 Football, LMS Boys/Girls Basketball, & LMS Girls Volleyball. Apply on WECAN. Check out our Website.
Reminder: Free Sports Physicals are available Tues, Aug 1 at the Marshfield Clinic from 5 - 7 pm for Grs 7 - 12.
BAND STUDENTS: Reminder that the required marching camp Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 8:00-12:30pm in the LMHS Band Room.
If you were unable to attend district registration please pick up your child's registration materials at the Ladysmith Middle/High School office. (prior to the beginning of the school year)
The Annual Athletic Code meeting will be held on July 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the LMHS Auditorium.
Reminder: District Registration is today from 8 am until 6 pm at the LMHS Building. Stop in to register all your children in one stop.
The LMHS & District Offices will be closed on Fri, July 7th due to floor maintenance.
All School Offices will be closed on Mon & Tues, Jul 3 & 4. Happy July 4th.
Second Session of the School District of Ladysmith Summer Skills Academy will be held at Ladysmith Middle & High School from July 10 to July 30, 2017. Students can be dropped off at LMHS starting at 8:00am and should be picked up at 12:00pm. If you have any questions please email Summer Skills Academy Coordinator Kirk Yudes at KYudes@sdlwi.org. We look forward to seeing you and your students in July!!!
Summer School begins Mon, June 12. If you have not signed up yet, please call your child's office before Monday.