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

MAP Testing September 28-October 16

  • During the weeks of September 28-October 16, your child will take a MAP® Growth™ test remotely from NWEA® on their RPS chromebook or other non-RPS device. MAP Growth scores help teachers check student performance by measuring achievement and growth. Teachers use results to individualize classroom lessons and set personal learning goals for students. For this reason, it is critical that students complete the test independently so that teachers will have the best picture of their current needs.  

    Note that RPS issued tablets will not support the assessment. Students will be able to use either their RPS issued chromebooks or other available personal laptop or computer. Students who do not have access to a supported device will test at a later date.  Attached is a parent letter with information about what students need to do before and during the assessment to be successful.

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School Office Hours & Contacts

  • There is someone available Monday-Friday, from 9:00-4:00 to answer questions, collect paperwork and accept deliveries; however, we encourage everyone to communicate with us via email and/or phone to limit interaction and maintain safety.  For assistance, please email or dial the following:

    Main Office: 804-319-3013 (answered by school office associates daily)

    Registrar, Ms. McLean: | 757-752-8402

    Attendance, Ms. Farley: | 804-835-4513

    6th Grade Counselor, Ms. Henderson: | 804-728-0069

    7th Grade Counselor, Ms. Coles: | 804-601-8027

    8th Grade Counselor, Ms. Mayo: | 804-621-2868

    IB Coordinator, Ms. Cady: | 804-286-2340

    Compliance Coordinator, Mr. Scott: | 804-569-5909

    Assistant Principal (6th), Ms. Varljen: | 804-592-0656

    Assistant Principal (7th), Ms. Douglas-Jackson: | 804-372-5415

    Principal (8th), Dr. Gaines: | 804-415-8325

    If you need to fax something to the school, please dial: 804-319-3009 or 804-230-4717

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Open House

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    Dr. Gaines's Welcome & Introduction (view on your own)

    5:30 5:40| Block 1 (Odd)

    5:42-5:52| Block 2 (Odd)

    5:54-6:04| Block 3 (Odd)

    6:06-6:16| Block 4 (Odd)

    6:18-6:28| Block 5 (Odd)

    6:30-6:40| Block 6 (Odd)

    6:42-6:52| Elective 1 (Even)--see below

    6:54-7:04| Elective 2 (Even)--see below

    Parents will  have 10 minutes for each class visit and 2 minutes to transition between classes.  We will follow the odd day schedule from 5:30pm - 6:40pm and then proceed to students' even day electives as follows:

    6th Grade: Block 3 (6:42pm) and Block 4 (6:54pm)

    7th Grade: Block 1 (6:42pm) and Block 2 (6:54pm)

    8th Grade: Block 5 (6:42pm) and Block 6 (6:54pm)





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Student Tablet Update

Student Kit Update

Student Schedule Changes

NextUpRVA Online Classes

  • Check out live, online enrichment classes led by area program providers that are available to RPS middle school students at no cost! To learn more and to register, click here!

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Need Technical Assistance?

  • Students who have technical issues are encouraged to  email 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.  
    Help Desk Hours  Help Desk Hours in Spanish
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LMBMS Help Desk Hours

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

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ChildSavers Outpatient Therapy

RPS Tech Website

  • We have a ton of tech support resources in English and Spanish. To access them, just go to
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Middle School Course Descriptions

RPS Lit Limo

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

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District Announcements

Connect with us on Social Media!

  • Twitter logo history | Creative Freedom @lmbms


    Brand New: New Icon for Instagram done In-house  lmbmspanthers


    Facebook Brand Resources  Lucille-Murray Brown

"RPS Direct" Emails from Superintendent Kamras

  • RPS Direct Update - October 22, 2020

    Dear #RPS Strong Family, I'm reaching out with this special RPS Direct to share that an RPS employee has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual works at Linwood Holton Elementary School and was last there on 9-22. Though the employee's presence at this RPS site occurred nearly a month ago, we still encourage anyone who was at this location on the date listed above to monitor their symptoms and reach out to their primary care provider if they have any concerns. Individuals can also contact RCHD’s COVID-19 hotline at (804) 205-3501. Our number one priority remains the health and safety of our students, staff, and families. We will continue to work in close collaboration with the Richmond City Health District to ensure the well-being of the entire RPS community.

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  • RPS Direct Update - October 21, 2020

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, Don’t forget to tune into RPS Live! tonight at 7 pm on our Facebook page and RPS en Vivo on tomorrow at 5:30 pm on our RPS en Español Facebook page. We’ll be joined by Luke Hostetter, RPS Director of School Planning, to answer all your questions about applying to specialty and out-of-zone schools. As a reminder, the application portal goes live tomorrow morning! To learn more, please visit the enrollment section of our website and/or email your questions to Turning to Election Day, please remember that we will be closed for students and staff. Because parent-teacher conferences were originally scheduled for that day, we're moving them to Wednesday, November 4, and Wednesday, November 11 (after class ends). The division-level and school-based professional development previously set for those days will be rescheduled. Please look for more specifics about parent-teacher conferences from your student's school.

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