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

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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Student Tablet Update

  • We are expecting a new shipment of student tablets the week of September 13th.  Please visit our website daily for new distribution dates and times!

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Student Kit Update

  • Student kits will be available for pick up on Mondays from 11:30am-3:00pm and Tuesdays from 7:30am-noon only. 


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Student Schedule Changes

  • The deadline to request a schedule change is Friday, September 18th.  To request a change, please specify the course(s) you would like to DROP and ADD by emailing your counselor by the deadline:

    8th Grade Counselor, Ms. Mayo: 

    7th Grade Counselor, Ms. Coles: 

    6th Grade Counselor, Ms. Henderson: 


    Disclaimer: Not all schedule changes will be granted, as they are based on class availability.

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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 students on-site technical support every Wednesday from 8am-12pm and 2pm-4pm through the end of September. Students and parents may come 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 - September 18 (PM), 2020

    Dear #RPSStrong Family, To all who celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, RPS wishes you a "Shanah Tovah Umetukah," a Good and Sweet Year! In my family, brisket is the go-to food for this holiday. Mine's been cooking all day; can't wait to hear the boys' verdict :). Thank you again for all the feedback about our virtual instruction. As I shared yesterday, we're drafting some adjusted schedules based on your input. We'll have details at Monday's School Board meeting. In the meantime, feel free to keep emailing any thoughts you have! As you have likely seen from my special RPS Direct messages, we've had a number of positive COVID-19 cases recently. These cases are a reminder that the coronavirus is still very active in our community, and we all need to take every precaution. A few reminders for RPS employees:

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  • RPS Direct Update - September 18, 2020

    Dear #RPS Strong Family, I'm reaching out with this special RPS Direct to share that two RPS employees have tested positive for COVID-19. One of the employees is a staff member at Henry L. Marsh, III Elementary School. This individual was at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School on 9-11. The other employee is a member of the Transportation Team and was at the Belt Boulevard Transportation Office on 9-17. Both employees are in isolation, per CDC and local guidelines. At the direction of the Richmond City Health Department (RCHD), we encourage anyone who was present at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School or the Belt Boulevard Transportation Office on the dates 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.

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