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Principal's Message

Ms.Pigliapoco, Principal

Pigliapoco, Marilu Principal

Welcome, Lawrence Lions!

Greetings, Lawrence Middle School Families and Community!  Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!


We are pleased that you will be attending Lawrence Middle School, Gifted/Highly Gifted & Pioneering Science Magnet for the 2018-19 school year.  We are all looking forward to the new school year, and are very excited for the new school year, and are eager to welcome all our new students, staff, as well as for the opening of the new Pioneering Science Magnet.


All students and their families should attend our Orientation in preparation for the new school year.


Please review the Orientation schedule below and plan to attend the appropriate session:

6th Grade and New Students

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

·         9 AM to 11 AM


·         2 PM to 4 PM


Returning Students

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

·         9 AM to 11 AM


·         2 PM to 4 PM


During the Orientation, you may purchase PE clothes, receive locker assignments and textbooks, as well as purchase the 2018-19 Yearbook at a discounted rate. You will also be asked to fill out the 2018-19 school forms.  Please bring a pen for this task.  Additionally, Youth Services will have applications available for the after-school programs.


School begins at 7:56 AM every day.  Dismissal is at 3:00 PM on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Dismissal is at 1:30 PM every Tuesday.


The first day of school will be on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.  Dismissal will be at 1:30 PM. On the first day, Advisory classroom assignments by grade level will be posted at the main entrance on Variel Avenue, at 7 AM.  Students in Grade 6 will report to the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) and sit with their Advisory class.  Teachers will then escort them to the appropriate classrooms where they will receive their class schedules.  Students in Grades 7 and 8 will report directly to their Advisory class where they will receive their class schedules.


If you will not be attending Lawrence Middle School, please notify the Attendance Office as soon as possible at 818-678-7928.


I hope to see you all during our Orientation!


MarilÚ Pigliapoco