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Lackawanna Middle School
School BEDS Code: 141800010005

500 Martin Rd
Lackawanna, NY 14218
(716) 827-6704
Fax: (716) 827-6784
Main Office Hours:
7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Bethany Schill, Principal
Geraldine Rodriguez, Secretary

Guidance Office for Middle/High Schools
827-6727 Ext 2900
Fax: 827-6724
Attendance Office for Middle/High Schools
827-6727 Ext 2922

Welcome To Lackawanna Middle School
The Lackawanna Middle School is comprised of 380 students in grades 6-8. The diversity of our community is considered a strength in our school. Students learn to study, work and socialize in an environment that fosters mutual understanding and respect. It is our hope that because of the experiences our students face each day, they are better prepared to deal with an increasingly diverse society at large.
Stay Connected
This year we will be utilizing several means of communication and we hope that you find them useful! Stay in touch with: 
  •  The Principal's Blog - Click the link and look for announcements, stories, and events shared with you directly from Principal Schill.

  • Remind - This is a notification tool to send text messages and emails to parents as reminders of events or changes in schedules. Registration is free and your cell number and email is not shared amongst users. To sign onto this tool, simply text @lmsprin to 81010 or to receive email messages only, send an email to, leaving the subject line blank. You can also click the Remind Link above and sign up online. Registration is completely free and your cell number and email is not shared amongst users.

  • Our quarterly newsletter will be sent home with all students.

  • Looking at our Middle School Online Calendar.
School Mission
The Lackawanna Middle School will assist and empower students to be responsible life-long learners who are prepared to excel in a culturally diverse society both in and beyond the classroom.

School Vision 
Respect + Responsibility + Reading = Success

The students at Lackawanna Middle School will be educated in a safe, productive environment where motivated learners follow a standards-based curriculum facilitated by highly certified and dedicated teachers, support staff, and actively engaged parents.



  • Summer Reading

    Please click on the link below to view your summer reading homework:

    Incoming Grade 7

    Incoming Grade 8

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  • School Supplies

    The sixth grade supply list for the 2017-18 school year is available and can be viewed here.

    The seventh and eighth grade supply list for the 2017-18 school year is available and can be viewed here.

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  • Lead Testing Updates
    Please read the latest 2nd Draw Lead Testing Results/Updates. For more infortmation about the 2016-17 State-wide lead testing in schools and for results within Lackawanna Public Schools, please visit our Lead Testing  Results 2016-17 webpage, located under the "Our District" section.

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  • Lackawanna Schools Security Initiative
    Our District has been working to increase security in all buildings. New security procedures have been adopted at the elementary schools as well as the Middle and High School Campus. For more information, please read this letter from the Superintendent.

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  • Lackawanna Lead Testing Results and Action Plan
    Please read this letter to review Lackawanna City School District’s lead testing results and action plan. The safety and security of Lackawanna CSD students, families, faculty, staff and community is the District’s main priority. We are taking responsive action to ensure each water source is in compliance with NYS water standards. 

    For information about lead testing in school drinking water, please visit the Erie County Department of Health website by clicking here

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    Please read this letter regarding recent water quality testing completed in the Lackawanna City School District. Please click here to view the letter in Arabic. 

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  • Extended School Day Program Now Available for Lackawanna Middle School Students
    Lackawanna Middle School and the YWCA have partnered together to offer Lackawanna Middle School Students a FREE Extended School Day. Program hours are 2:04-4:34 p.m., on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The staff has begun working together to provide engaging activities and enrichment programs offered during after school hours that focus on four themes: Health and Wellness, Leader in Me, Science Academy, and Artists’ Academy.

    For more information and for the enrollment packet for the Extended School Day Program at Lackawanna Middle School, please click here.

    The YWCA is also searching for Assistant Teachers. You can find the application by clicking here.

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  • 2016-17 LAP Plans Now Available
    If you wish to view the 2016-17 Local Assistance Plan for Lackawanna Middle School, please click here. 

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  • 2017-18 School Meal Program Information Now Available

    Please visit the Food Service Department webpage for 2017-18 school lunch prcing, Free and Reduced School Meal Applications and Letters to Parents for Middle School students. 

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  • EXTRA HELP AVAILABLE  - School Start/End Times Change to Accommodate Extra Help 

    In an effort to address parental and teacher concerns regarding additional classroom assistance for students in grades 6-12, Lackawanna High School and Middle School have adjusted school start and end times.  The school day now offers an additional 30 minutes after school for students to seek extra help from their teachers. A late bus will be provided for eligible students.

    The following are the new times for the school day:

    Middle School / High School:
    Breakfast Begins: 7:15 AM 
    Period 1 Begins: 7:30 AM
    School Day Ends: 2:04 PM
    Extra Help Extended Period Ends: 2:34 PM

    فصول التقوية متوفرة الآن لإحتياجات الطلبة، أوقات بداية الدوام المدرسي/أوقات نهاية الدوام المدرسي قد تم تغييرها وفقاً لتوفير فصول التقوية الدراسية في كل المواد المدرسية

    تلبيةً لملاحظات الآباء و المعلمين بخصوص إيجاد حلول جادة لتحسين المستوى الدراسي لدى طلبة و طالبات المراحل الإعدادية و الثانوية - من الصف 6 و لغاية الصف 12 . عملت مدرسة لاكوانا الإعدادية و مدرسة لاكوانا الثانوية على تعديل أوقات الدوام المدرسي. اليوم الدراسي الآن يقدم 30 دقيقة إضافية بعد نهاية الدوام المدرسي للطلبة للإنضمام إلى فصول التقوية المقدمة من مدرس/مدرسة المادة. مع توفر باص خاص لتوصيل الطلبة الذين يرتادون الباص عادةً بعد الإتنهاء من فصول التقوية.

    و أوقات الدوام الدراسي الجديدة هي

    المدرسة الإعدادية/ المدرسة الثانوية
    موعد وجبة الإفطار الصباحية : 7:15 صباحاً
    موعد بداية الحصة الأولى: 7:30 صباحاً
    موعد نهاية الدوام المدرسي : 2:04 مساءً

    موعد الإنتهاء من فصول التقوية: 2:34 مساءً

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    Please review the following information regarding the 2015-2016 School Year.

    New Bell Schedule

    New Student Handbook

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    The APP (Athletic Placement Process) is now required for any 7th and 8th grade student wishing to play any JV or Varsity sport. Specific details from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Inc. can be found by clicking here to read this memo.

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    The District's charge policy for the school breakfast/lunch program for Grades Pre-K – 12 states if your child has charged 2 breakfasts, he/she will not be able to receive a breakfast. If your child has charged 2 lunches, a peanut butter or cheese sandwich (with milk, fruit, vegetable or soup) will be provided. Click here for the Free/Reduced Meals Application.

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    As part of our comprehensive intervention plan, the District Attendance Teacher, Mrs Meagan Bender monitors, collects and reports student attendance data. She also serves as part of the District Data Team and is the District McKinney Vento representative for homeless students/families. She can be reached at 827-6729 or by  Click here for more information.

    Board Policy for Attendance Policy Number 7110

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