Landstuhl Elementary Middle School

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Landstuhl Elementary Middle School
Lems.jpg
Location
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center,
Germany
Information
Type DoDDS Elementary Middle School
Principal Jason James
Faculty approx. 50
Grades K-8
Enrollment approx. 1000
Color(s) Blue and Gold
Mascot The Lions
Website

Landstuhl Elementary Middle School (LEMS) is a kindergarten through eighth grade Department of Defense Dependents School (DoDDS) located in Landstuhl, Germany. LEMS services the dependents of Department of Defense (DOD) personnel and contractors and is part of the Kaiserslautern District of DoDDS.

Buildings[edit]

LEMS has a total of three buildings, two permanent and one temporary. The main building was originally constructed in 1955 and has been given additions ever since. The most recent of these is a 6½ million dollar addition[1] completed in April 2008. The one remaining temporary building is now set to be torn down to make way for a new gymnasium, raising the total number of gymnasiums to three.

Accreditation[edit]

LEMS is fully accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI).[2] Every five years the school is visited by the NCA CASI to assess the success of the school's individual school improvement plan. The professional and auxiliary staff members at school complete an in-depth report which addresses one affective and one cognitive area that the school has chosen to address in an outcomes based school improvement plan. This self-study is submitted to the NCA CASI for their review and evaluation. In addition to the accreditation visits, annual reports are submitted to the NCA CASI, which serves as an update for the original self-study. The process of self-evaluation is continuous.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

LEMS offers a various amount of clubs for students to join.

  • Technology Club
  • Junior Leadership Seminar (JLS)
  • Foreign Language Club
  • Story Hour
  • Brain Bowl
  • Student Council
  • military history club
  • National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)
  • Jazz Band
  • Drama Club
  • Math Counts
  • German Study Club
  • Yearbook Club

Student government[edit]

The student government of LEMS is made up entirely of LEMS students grades 6-8 and one adult sponsor. In the student council (or STUCO), the entire 6-8 student body (the middle school) selects a STUCO president from the eighth grade class. They then select a vice president from either the seventh or eighth grade class. Each grade also selects one student from their own grade to represent their grade as a whole, who becomes that grade's senator. Each seminar then selects a representative from their class to act as their seminar class representative. Additional student representatives are the secretary and the parliamentarian. All of their offices are elected by use of secret ballots. Once one is elected, the elected person holds the office for the duration of the year except for special circumstances, such as an unexpected move or promotion. If one so wishes, one may run again the next year, as STUCO offices are open to all LEMS students grades 6-8. The student council supports the students in such ways as organizing dances, spirit weeks, and other miscellaneous events during the school year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ DoDEA Military Construction, Defense-Wide (2006). "DoDEA Military Construction, Defense-Wide" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-10-30. 
  2. ^ Institution Summary, AdvancED, Retrieved 2012-07-08