A Letter From the Principal

Dear Lovejoy Middle School Family,

I hope this letter finds you enjoying the first semester of the 2017-2018 school year. My name is Lonnie Farmer, and I am the new principal at Lovejoy Middle School. I am very excited and thrilled at the opportunity to be part of this community. Here is a little about me and my background: I am a proud husband and father of two daughters. I am originally from North Carolina but have been a Georgia resident for 17 years. I have 18 total years of experience in education (three as a principal) with sixteen of those as a proud employee of Clayton County Public Schools. I believe in a student-centered approach to education, and I believe all students can succeed.

Along with the faculty and staff, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established at Lovejoy Middle School by building strong relationships with parents, students, staff and community partners. This year, we will continue to focus on student achievement data to inform instruction and increase overall student performance in literacy and numeracy on the Georgia Milestones Assessment and for life. We will support our efforts with safety nets, remediation opportunities, re-teaching, and acceleration.

I anticipate a most successful year, as the team and I support the academic, social, and emotional growth of all students here at Lovejoy Middle School. During the remainder of this school year, it is my hope that we will work together to afford all of our students the best educational opportunities, preparing them to be globally responsible and ready citizens, able to master the challenges of the 21st Century with a solid foundation created here at our school. As principal, my lines of communication are open, and I welcome your input.

I look forward to working with you and all of our children!


Lonnie Farmer, Ed.S.
Lovejoy Middle School

LMS Crest

2018 Georgia Milestones Testing Schedule





Multiple Sessions

Day 1


Tuesday, May 1

Algebra EOC


Day 2


Wednesday, May 2

EOC Make-Up exam


Day 3


Thursday, May 3

Physical Science


Day 4


Friday, May 4

EOC Make-Up exam


Day 5

8th and 7th

Tuesday, May 8

English/Language Arts Section 1 (Writing)

May require Multiple Sessions


Grade 6



Grade 7 Paper/Pencil


Grade 8 Online



Read-Alouds Online

Day 6


Wednesday, May 9

English/Language Arts Section 1


Day 7

8th and 7th

Thursday, May 10

English/Language Arts Section 2 and 3

Day 8


Friday, May 11

English/Language Arts Section 2 and 3

Day 9

8th and 7th

Monday, May 14

Math Sections 1 and 2

Day 10


Tuesday, May 15

Math Sections 1 and 2

Day 11

6th, 7th, 8th

Wednesday, May 16

EOG Make-up exams

Day 12


Thursday, May 17

Science Sections 1 and 2

Day 13


Friday , May 18

Social Studies 1 and 2

Day 14

6th, 7th, 8th

Monday, May 21

EOG Make-up exams

Welcome to Experience Online Testing Georgia!


This practice site lets students see what testing online is like. Parents and educators are welcome to try it too. The items on the demonstration tests are general and are organized into three grade bands: Grades 3 – 5, Grades 6 – 8, and High School in the content areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The items do not necessarily represent the specific grade-level content that students learn daily in their classrooms. Included in this site are examples of new types of test items that are being field tested this spring. Items that are field tested do not impact the scores of students. The primary purpose is to let students experience, firsthand, the functionality of the online testing platform. The sample tests are not graded, so have fun!

GA Experience Online


We have a new way to login to Myon!
Click the picture below or you can access the
web address:

Clever Portal
Once students log-in,
click on the Myon sign and begin reading! 

Photo Gallery

Ice Cream SocialPep RallyScience Exploration8th Grade Promotion

Message from Dr. Beasley

Click the picture below for an Important Message from
Dr. Morcease J. Beasley
Superintendent of Clayton County Public Schools

Message from Dr. Beasley

LMS Uniform Policy

  • Polo style shirts (Gold, Purple, or White)
  • Pants (Khaki or Black)
  • Students may wear hooded sweatshirts that have Lovejoy on them or are plain with no advertisements. (White, Purple, Gold or Black)

purple polo

Up Next

Click the picture above for more information about Up Nexta free texting program that sends students reminders, information, and encouragement about college entrance exams, applying to a broad range of colleges and universities, financial aid, transitioning to college, navigating new cultural environments, and making informed decisions about initial borrowing and repayment options for student loans.


Click the picture below to access the Clayton County Student Handbook

Parent Student Handbook

GMAS Study Guides

(Use the links below to access Study Guides for the Georgia Milestones Test)



StudyGuide_6th Grade

StudyGuide_7th Grade

StudyGuide_8th Grade


Students can access iReady through their Clayton County Portal

Parents click below for more information about iReady.

iReady Parent Guide

iReady Informational Video

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