This is an important message from Laura Stunkel the Superintendent from the School District of Ladysmith There is a change in the 2020-2021 School Calendar. On September 25 and October 23 there is NO SCHOOL for students. Next Friday, September 25 and then again on Friday, October 23, only the staff will report to the school buildings. This school year is challenging for everyone and teachers need time this Fall to meet the needs of ALL of their students. Some of the students are face to face and some are distance learners. This requires more time for planning, connecting with students, and providing feedback on assignments and assessments. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause with our families. Please plan accordingly. We appreciate your cooperation with this calendar change.
When does my sick child and other family members need to stay home? https://drive.google.com/file/d/186cjKhqpemEyc-AHV-S4_bYPp_BQif4v/view?usp=sharing
The Ladysmith Middle and High School Athletics Department is seeking the following positions: Middle School Girls Basketball Coach (WECAN# 93421) High School Assistant/JV Girls Basketball Coach (WECAN#93420). Interested applicants should apply through WECAN.
COVID-19 School Exclusion and Return Guide: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19Axh3XjiF1K1Dw-xe925pt-_H6dekPei/view?usp=sharing
Dear Incoming 6th Graders and Parents- Welcome to Ladysmith Middle and High School. Normally we would simply invite you in at your leisure for open house, but unfortunately this year we must change things due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We ask that you please sign up for a conference time. We will be limited to 3 families- please just the parents and 6th grader if at all possible- during each time to meet with your 6th grade teachers for about 15 minutes, then take a tour of the school. You can also bring in your school items and put them in your locker during this time. Masks are required while you are in the school. You should be receiving an email from signup.com to register. Or you can click on the following link to connect to the form. https://signup.com/go/NjqmYTZ If you are having any problems with the form or have any questions, please call the LMHS office at 715-532-5531.
LMHS Parent/Student Letter from Mr. Posewitz 5.6.2020- Please click on the link to view. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TM-niEhHfW1DBtK3IxbdlzjQNlz05Kss/view?usp=sharing
With current school closures Rusk County Public Health is working with community partners to determine the need of having additional child care options for students not able to attend school. We have created a Survey Monkey (link below). We ask that families complete this survey by Thursday, March 19th, 2020. Once we get the survey results we'll work with our partners to proceed based on need. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/96D3GBD
Parent Announcement: The elementary school will be open today from 12:00-5:00 PM. We will also be open Wednesday morning from 7:30-9:00 AM. We are asking all parents to come into the building and pick up student belongings and student homework. Everything will be placed in student cubbies or lockers. We want to keep all traffic out of the classrooms because we are cleaning and disinfecting surfaces today. For all students that are part of our backpack program, their food will be hanging in their cubby or locker. Please have only one person from your family come into the building to do this pick-up. We need to keep our numbers to a minimum. There is no need to check out with the teacher or the office. Just come in, get your child’s belongings, and exit the building. If you need anything from the office, you are welcome to stop in. Please make sure your information is up to date in Skyward. We will be doing communication during closure using the family information that you provide in Skyward. An email address is highly suggested at this time. If you have any questions about updating your Skyward information, please call the Ladysmith Elementary Office at 715-532-5464.
Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource
The following events scheduled at LES this week have been CANCELLED. Raising Highly Capable Kids Parenting Class and 4K Registration.
The LES Family Glow Dance scheduled for Friday, March 13th has been CANCELLED. Thank you
As a precaution due to the COVID-19, the School District of Ladysmith will be canceling the following upcoming events: Youth Wrestling Tournament, Saturday, March 14, 2020 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest, Saturday, March 14, 2020 Middle and High School, All Schools Concert, Monday, March 16, 2020
The LES Family Glow Dance scheduled for Friday, March 13th has been CANCELLED. Thank you
Tonight's boy's basketball games against Mellen are postponed until tomorrow (12/31). JV starts at 4:45 pm and Varsity at 6:30 pm.
There will be NO CLC afterschool on: Thursday, Dec 12th Tuesday, Dec 17th Thursday, Dec 19th Monday, Dec 23rd -Jan 1st See you back on January 2, 2020! Have a safe and Happy Holiday!
Dear LES Parents and Guardians, Due to unforeseen issues, we will not be able to have our Scholastic Book Fair during the hours that were given earlier this week. We will also be unable to host our coin drive. Instead, we will be having a ‘wish list bucket” for students to make suggestions of books we purchase for the library. We will be having book fair hours during the time of parent/teacher conferences: Thursday, October 24th 4:30-7:30 Friday, October 25th 8:00-12:00 Instead of being in the library, we will be located in the cafeteria. Thank you for your support and hope to see you at our Booktacular Book Fair! Mrs. Plahuta and Mrs. Scherzer
The PAC meeting at LES has been cancelled for tonight, Monday, October 14th. Sorry for the inconvenience.
The KG field trip scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, October 11th to the pumpkin patch has been CANCELLED due to weather.
The LES After School Program starts Monday, October 7th. Register at: https://forms.gle/PYiVhHd7J83CYSgW9
LES Parent Advisory Committee meeting dates will be changing to accommodate families who would also like to take part in the Raising Highly Capable Kids program. New meeting dates will be on Mondays through the rest of 2019. Meeting time will still be at 6:00 PM in the LES office. New meeting dates: Monday, October 14th, 2019 Monday, November 11th, 2019 December 9th, 2019 Resume regular 3rd Tuesday of the month date in January Tuesday, January 21st, 2020 Thank you for your involvement!!
6th grade parents should be expecting a permission form tonight from their child for a field trip to Trails End on Friday, September 20th. This form needs to be signed and returned by Friday, September 20th. Thank you
The year is in full swing here at Ladysmith Elementary and we have had a fantastic start to 2019-20! PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) is one way our school is building community and recognizing the positive behavior choices our students are making every day. To get the year off on the right path, students and staff worked through our behavior expectations in different areas of our school so that we can all have common goals. Pictured below are some of our stations. Great work, everybody!
LES Picture Day is Wednesday, September 18, 2019. LES will NOT be doing Spring pictures this year so please plan accordingly. Order online before picture day at: https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/pictureDayId/EVTM2M4PW or follow the instructions below. Watch for paper order forms coming home soon!
Hello Ladysmith Elementary families and friends! As summer vacation nears the end, we would like to have our first Parent Advisory Committee meeting for the 2019-20 school year on Tuesday, August 20th. We will meet in the LES office at 6 PM. At this meeting we will be planning our family engagement nights for the year. Without volunteers, we may not be able to have as many fun family nights this year. If you and your family are willing to help organize an event, please let me know. We had a blast at last years family nights, and I am looking forward to seeing what fun this year will bring! On August 26th is LES Open House from 12-6 PM. As talked about last year, we will be painting rocks for our new rock garden! We need volunteers to assist students and families with painting. We are also in need of small rocks. If you have any rocks that you are willing to donate, they can be dropped off at the LES office or contact me and I can arrange pick up. If you know any families in the district that may be interested in getting involved, please share this information with them. We are in need of more people to help organize and run this wonderful group :) Looking forward to seeing everyone! Enjoy the rest of summer vacation! Cindy Pohlman PAC Parent Representative CindyPohl4@gmail.com
Athletic Code Meeting- Sunday, August, 4th at 7 pm in the LMHS Auditorium. Attendance is recommended but not mandatory.
Willow and Luke are amazing readers from Ladysmith Elementary School! Both these readers achieved the Classic Reader status in the Accelerated Reader program during the 2018-19 school year. To attain this status a student must accumulate 250 points. Seven of the books must be at a seventh grade level or higher and five of the seven books must be valued at ten points or more. Congratulations, Willow and Luke! We are very proud of your accomplishment!
LES still wants your feedback on our Open House events! Click the link below to take our short survey before the end of the day! Thank you! https://forms.gle/2nNxNr3q1H4tydMo6
The Ladysmith Middle and High School would like to pursue the development of a Family Advisory Committee for the 2019/2020 school year. In order for us to begin this process, we would like to gather some information through a brief survey. Completing this survey is completely voluntary and you may discontinue at any time. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Doug Dieckman at 715-532-5531 ext. 21004 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Surveys can be completed online at: https://forms.gle/4VxRpB7wWFuNEivW6
In the past, our LES Open Houses have consisted of a meet-and-greet with your child’s classroom teacher. Our staff is considering improvements based on families' needs and wants. Please share what you would like to see at our open houses. Complete the survey online by clicking this link https://forms.gle/2nNxNr3q1H4tydMo6, or you may return the yellow survey sent home with you child by Monday, 5/20/2019. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us!
The School District of Ladysmith is seeking residents of the district to apply for the School Board opening. Between April 18 and May 3, 2019 by 3 pm, any interested and qualified resident may submit in writing their Letter of Application, including residence address and legal name. Signed letters need to be submitted in paper form to the District Office. Electronic applications can not be accepted. The School Board will interview all applicants on Wed, May 8 at their Special Board meeting starting at 5:30 pm in the Ladysmith Middle and High School Library. The successful applicant will serve from May 8 until the Spring Election 2020.
LES Clothing Orders are in! Pick up available this week at LES from 7:45am-4:00pm Thank you for your orders!
Forward State Testing starts tomorrow, Tuesday, March 26th through Thursday, March 28th for Grades 3-5. Good Luck Testers! You will do great!
Hello, Ladysmith Elementary families! We are so excited that our school is participating in the Kids Heart Challenge event this year! This is a fun event at school that includes physical activities and challenges to keep our students heart healthy! The program challenges kids to take care of their own hearts and also help others with special hearts. Our school wants to reach AS MANY students as possible and we really need your help! We are excited that our school has 42 students registered online so far. We need 110 more! If we can get 50% of our students enrolled(152 total) to register online at home with a home e-mail address (parents can help their kids create an online account and take the challenge), our school will receive a bonus $500 in new PE equipment!! Parents, you can help get your child registered online, here’s how: *Register online at your school page: http://www2.heart.org/site/TR?company_id=163566&fr_id=3998&pg=company Or download the Kids Heart Challenge Mobile App Once registered (it’s no cost) students receive a glow-in-the-dark wristband! They will also be prompted to take a Heart Healthy Challenge as part of the online registration. Once registered, send emails or texts asking others to help you save lives by raising donations for the American Heart Association! THANK YOU! Your child and our school will receive gifts and givebacks this year for participating! This is a great opportunity to support our school, help people with special hearts, and teach our kids how to take care of their hearts. Reminder: The Fundraiser turn in deadline is February 28th. Mr. Mulholland
Raising Caring Kids: Keep Calm and Carry On to Success You may have heard the phrase, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Current research on learning points to the truth of this old saying. In fact, you can help children “try again” by saying, “Let’s talk about what you tried and what you can try next time.” You can also support a child’s growth when you praise the steps they take to learn something new. This is called a growth mindset. Learn more about how to support growth mindset. https://go.wisc.edu/7a897m
The LES Library will have the Scholastic Book Fair open for Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, February 14th from 4:30-7:30 pm. We hope to see you there!
Raising Caring Kids: Respecting Differences Makes Us Stronger The ability to respect others is a skill that will help your child forever. It is important to teach children to respect and stand up for people who may seem different from themselves. Children can learn that people are more alike than different, and that everyone deserves to be treated with respect and kindness. They learn from the words they hear and what they see. You can help them learn by the way you talk about or react to what you see in the world. https://go.wisc.edu/d520ga
Raising Caring Kids: Small Steps, Big Goals How did Barack Obama become president? Why is Serena Williams such a good tennis player? We often look at the end of the story – the A+ or the star athlete – and think that success came without effort. Instead, success often takes great effort and planning. Parents and teachers build children’s goal setting and problem solving skills by talking about the little steps needed to reach large goals. Here’s how to do it. https://go.wisc.edu/f2yr15
Hello Parents, Our school is proud to partner with the American Heart Association! Last year, we participated in “Jump Rope For Heart” and this year, we are excited to launch “Kids Heart Challenge” in support of the American Heart Association!! This community service program teaches our students how to have HAPPY and HEALTHY hearts, and students can raise lifesaving donations to help fund cardiovascular research. Heart disease is the #1 killer in America and affects people of all ages. Our support can make a big difference! AHA will be coming to kick off our program Wednesday Feb. 6thh so be sure to check your kiddos backpack for materials! Over the next few weeks, the kids will be learning all kinds of ways to be heart healthy. On Feb. 26th, we will have our event and the envelopes will be due Feb. 28th. You can get a JUMP START TODAY by joining our school’s online team, taking the Happy and Healthy heart pledge and sending emails, e-cards, or posting to social media! www.kidsheartchallenge/ladysmith to Join Our School’s Team! OR Download the App by searching “Kids Heart Challenge” in the app store! And search for “Ladysmith Elementary” You can earn the Finn Plush emoji pillow by raising $150 online If you raise it by kick off time you will receive it that day! Thank you for supporting this lifesaving cause and our school’s event!
Raising Caring Kids: Is That a Good Choice? Will children always make the choice we want them to make? No; and that’s okay! At times, we may be upset with decisions children make. As children grow older and become more independent, they will make more decisions on their own. It is natural to want to help children make good decisions. It can be hard to let them face a bad outcome and learn how their choices impact themselves and other people. Read more about how parents and caregivers help children to think through and make responsible choices. https://go.wisc.edu/02e102
Raising Caring Kids: Solving Problems With Other People Most children need adult guidance to help them manage conflict until they develop their own problem-solving skills. The way adults respond to children’s conﬂicts can help or harm their ability to improve these skills. Parents and other caring adults can help children manage conflict by approaching it as a shared problem that can be solved by understanding all points of view and ﬁnding solutions that everyone can accept. Use this resource to identify and practice strategies to guide your child through a conflict. https://go.wisc.edu/758220
Raising Caring Kids: I Make a Difference Since children are very good at telling you what they want, it can be a challenge to encourage a child to think beyond his or her own interests. But children are natural helpers and with guidance can have a positive impact on their classroom, school, or community. Caring about your community and offering helpful action is called a civic mindset. There are a number of ways children can practice how to be responsible and active members of their schools and communities. Check out these fun ways to grow a good citizen. https://go.wisc.edu/e86271
Raising Caring Kids: Standing Up For Yourself As parents, we protect and advocate for our child. From their earliest moments, we are in charge of almost all of the decisions regarding their safety and environments. As children grow older and gain independence, they start to make more decisions for themselves. We can help children make responsible choices and learn to promote their own safety. Parents and caregivers can teach children skills that will help them make good decisions, stand up for themselves, and be safe. Watch our video and read more about preparing children to make safe decisions. https://go.wisc.edu/ks1m4r
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.