The Rocket Messenger

February 2024

Principal's Message

We have had a great start to the second semester and look forward to another busy month!

February News and Notes

We will continue to focus on our R.I.S.E. expectations so we can maintain a safe and effective learning environment for all students.

Research shows that re-teaching and reviewing school-wide/classroom expectations creates predictable adult behavior across all settings, providing students with a sense of security. Providing this structure reduces stress and reminds students that it is “business as usual.” This decreases the likelihood of problem behavior.

School Improvement Focus

Our continued areas of focus for the 2023-2024 school year continues to be: Effective Instruction, Culture for Learning and Equity. (See visual below). Our Focus aligns nicely with the District Board Goals: *(That visual is also below.)

  • Increasing the graduation rate
  • Reduce suspensions
  • Reduce disproportionality among all students who have taken at least 1 honors course
  • Increase hiring staff from diverse backgrounds.
Keri Applebee
Keri Applebee


Parent Teacher Conferences

Quarter 3 conferences are February 8th 3:30-6:30 p.m. We look forward to seeing you later this week! Come connect with your Scholar’s teachers.


All LPS households should have a login to ParentVUE in order to access important school information about their child. This includes current attendance, grading and reports cards each quarter. Please contact your student’s school office for information on setting up your account or for questions on how to use this important portal. Check out our website for more information.

Report absences using ParentVUE

Families can easily report a child’s full day absence without having to call the school by using ParentVUE. Note: Partial day absences still require a call to the office to specify what time the student will be gone.

Just follow these easy steps on your computer or through the app on your phone:

  • Login to ParentVue
  • Click on the blue “Report Full Day Absence” button
  • Enter the start and end dates.
  • Select the reason.
  • Add any additional notes.
  • Click Save.

Dance Criteria

Specific dance criteria for Prom 2024 (for dates January 8 – April 5, 2024):

  • Tardies: fewer than 54 periods
  • Truancies: fewer than 25 periods
  • Failing grades: no more than 1 F
  • Suspensions: no out of school suspensions