Lucille Murray Brown Middle School

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Principal's Message

  • Principal Gaines

    Principal Gaines

    Welcome to the 2020-2021 virtual school year!  I am excited to serve as Principal of Lucille M. Brown Middle School for the fourth year!  I am committed to ensuring that we focus on student success.  We believe that each and every student has a gift to share with the world, and we work hard to unlock their highest potential. We have high expectations of our students, and expect all students to uphold our school vision--to become caring and respectful individuals who inquire, learn, reflect, and take action to better our global society!

    I ask for your continued support all through the school year to help us reach our academic goals.  Your encouragement and engagement makes a huge difference. Please continue to be involved in your child’s studies, continue to build relationships with our teachers, and continue to engage with the entire Richmond middle school community!  Our children are counting on us!

    It is a privilege to be a part of this community and I look forward to our continued collaboration!

    Dr. Stacy Gaines

  • New Office Hours: Beginning January 4, 2021, our school office will operate on a new daily schedule as follows:

    • Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: 12:30pm-4:00pm
    • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 8:30am-12:00pm

       

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School Office Hours & Contacts

LMBMS Help Desk

  • Still need tech assistance? LMBMS offers on-site technical support every Wednesday from 8:30am-12:00pm. Students and parents may come to the front of the school for technology help.

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New Learning Centers provide academic support

  • Facilitated Learning Centers: Is your scholar in need of supervision and structure throughout the school day? If so, the YMCA has partnered with RPS to provide academic support. The weekly rate for RPS students is $33. Families who receive SNAP or TANF can attend at no cost. 

    Peter Paul Development Center is running a facilitated learning center at Martin Luther King Middle School for 2nd-8th grade RPS students. The full-day option goes from 9 am until 6 pm, and is completely free for low-income families. To learn more, click here.

    The YMCA is running facilitated learning centers at Miles Jones ES, Holton ES, and Huguenot HS for K-8th grade RPS students. The full-day option goes from 7:30 am until 6 pm, and is completely free for low-income families. To learn more, click here.

    There are also many other facilitated learning centers not housed in RPS schools across the city. To learn more, click here.

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District Announcements

ChildSavers Outpatient Therapy

Our RPS Lit Limo is rolling...

  • The Lit Limo is a neighboorhood book-mobile that is giving away free books to RPS students. Click here to find out when it will be in a neighborhood near you!

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  • School Closing: All RPS schools and offices will be closed next Monday, January 25, 2021, for our scheduled Teacher Work Day.

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Meal distributions

  • Meal Distributions at our school will continue to operate daily from 7:30-10:30am and 12:00pm-1:30pm

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Textbooks

  • 2nd Semester English and Math Textbook Distribution: We are distributing textbooks for all English and some math classes on Mondays from 1:00pm - 4:00pm and Tuesdays from 9:00am-12:00pm.  There are no new math books for students enrolled in Math 8, Algebra, or Geometry. 

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Chromebooks

  • Chromebooks will be distributed on Wednesdays from 8:30-12:00, and on Mondays by appointment only. To be added to the waiting list for a Chromebook, or to make a Monday appointment, please email Ms. Varljen at dvarljen@rvaschools.net

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Upcoming NextUp Sessions

  • Upcoming NextUp Sessions: Calling all middle and high schoolers! If math class can be online then why not dance, art, cooking or coding? LIVE, online enrichment classes led by area program providers are now available to RPS middle school and high school students through NextUp RVA’s new online portal. Through this online portal, students can participate in live and interactive enrichment classes led by local, quality program providers. Classes are offered at no-cost to RPS families. Please visit our online portal to get your kids started. Registration for the upcoming Winter II and Spring sessions begins on January 18, 2021. For more information about NextUp, visit www.nextuprva.org.

     ¡Llamando a todos los estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria! Si la clase de matemáticas puede ser en línea, ¿porque no danza, arte, cocina o robótica? NextUp ahora ofrece clases de enriquecimiento en línea y EN VIVO dirigidas por organizaciones locales para estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria de RPS. Las clases se ofrecen sin costo para las familias de RPS. Visite nuestro portal en línea para comenzar. El registro de clases para las próximas dos sesiones de invierno (II) y primavera comienza el 18 de enero de 2021. Para obtener más información sobre NextUp, visite www.nextuprva.org.

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Parent Support Meeting coming in February

FREE STEM PROGRAM for 8th and 9th graders!

  • https://vsgc.odu.edu/blast/

    Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology (BLAST) is a FREE educational program of the Virginia Space Grant Consortium, designed to ignite a passion in students who already show an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Our hope is that the BLAST 3-day residential, on-campus experience, which is packed with demonstrations and collaborative activities led by college faculty, will inspire students to envision a career in a STEM field and motivate them to expand the number of STEM-related classes they take in higher grade levels. 

    Many students who attend BLAST go on to participate in our advanced educational programs, two of which offer free college credits through dual enrollment with Thomas Nelson Community College. Participating students in these competitive programs develop advanced skills related to the 5 C's of the Profile of a Virginia Graduate: critical thinking, creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and citizenship, in addition to building STEM-specific knowledge and skills. While participation in BLAST is not a prerequisite to attending any of our other educational programs, it is an ideal opportunity for younger students to determine if STEM is the right path for them. 

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Attention 8th Graders: Register for Governor's STEM Academy

  • Attention 8th Graders:
    The Governor's STEM Academy at RTC is pleased to be included in the 'Common Application' process this year through Enroll RPS! 
     
    View our campaign video here  
     
    Visit us here for more information:  rvaschools.com/STEM

     

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8th Grade Physical Education Requirements

Need Technical Assistance?

  • Students who have technical issues are encouraged to  email helpdesk@rvaschools.net. The Technology Services team will address issues remotely as much as possible.  When you email the Help Desk, please include the student's name, school, date of birth, and student ID number (if you have it). This will help speed things up tremendously. 

    You may also watch this tutorial and review the accompanying slide deck from Instructional Technology Resource Teachers (ITRTs) Nicole Pfister and Ashley Bland.
     
    For issues that require hands-on support, a mobile help desk will be available throughout the community based on the schedule below.
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RPS Tech Website

  • We have a ton of tech support resources in English and Spanish. To access them, just go to rpstech.org

     

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Upcoming Events

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Connect with us on Social Media!

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    Facebook Brand Resources  Lucille-Murray Brown

"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - January 27 (PM), 2021

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, I want to extend a huge thank you to my guests on RPS Live! tonight: Principal Anderson (Blackwell ES), Principal Powell (Cary ES), Principal Hartsfield (MLK PS), Principal London (Henderson MS), and Principal Murray (Marshall HS). If you missed it, I strongly encourage you to catch the video on the RPS Facebook page. It's like watching a TED talk on leadership - but even better. Please join me in expressing our profound gratitude to these extraordinary leaders, and the many others in RPS they represent! As you might recall, in December we celebrated Inclusive Schools Week and we asked our students to submit a t-shirt design to promote inclusion. I'm thrilled to announce the winner: Bella Brownlee, a 4th grade student at Linwood Holton Elementary School!

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  • RPS Direct Update - January 27, 2021

    Dear #RPS Strong Family, I'm reaching out with this special RPS Direct to share the following COVID-19 positive test result/s: Fairfield Court Elementary School - 1 staff member (last there on 1/21) George W. Carver Elementary School - 1 staff member (last there on 12/18) Mary Munford Elementary School - 1 student (not physically present this school year) Transportation Department - 1 staff member (last at South Bus Compound and Thomas C. Boushall Middle School on 1/12) Woodville Elementary School - 1 student (not physically present this school year) Please reach out to your primary care provider if you have any concerns, or contact the Richmond City Health District (RCHD) by calling their COVID-19 hotline: (804) 205-3501. Please also continue to wear your mask, stay physically distant, and wash your hands. Our number one priority remains the health and safety of our students, staff, and families. Towards that end, we will continue to work in close collaboration with RCHD to ensure the well-being of the entire RPS community.

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