Sunday, September 15, 2019

September 16 - 20, 2019

Lakeside Lightning,

It's All About Respect at LMS! 

Want to know what the staff is saying about our opening? Many report that it has been the best we have had in years? What are the factors causing this epic opening? Here are a few of the factors.. Staff and students are on the same page with the Non-Negotiables, we have the BEST students and we have the BEST staff!

In just 8 days of school we have accomplished a lot, but we all know that this is a marathon, not a sprint. Out intervention team is working with the staff to screen all of the students in LAL and Math to determine who may need additional help. Our Language Arts, Science and Social Studies teachers are implementing a new program, NewsELA. This online program will provide students access to thousands of informational articles with embedded quizzes and discussion points. Not to be outdone, our Math teachers have implemented a new Math program and intervention. There are lots of exciting things going on a LMS! We hope you will join us at our Back to School Night (#BTSN19) on September 24, 2019. We will be sending letters out with more information this week!

Lakeside to appear on the ClassH Room
Have you heard of the ClassH Room that airs weeknights at 6:30 PM on Fox 29? This Saturday LMS will be competing on the show. If you would like to be part of the studio audience and cheer on the staff and students, please contact Dr. Cook (spike.cook@millville.org). We will be leaving LMS on Saturday at 7:30 AM and should return around 1:30 PM.

Assemblies this Week
On Wednesday, September 18, students in 6th, 7th, and 8th will participate in Grade Level Assemblies on a very important topic... Vaping. These assemblies are being sponsored by our SAC Mrs. Benishek. Want to learn more about "Vaping Me Crazy"? Check out the Steered Straight website.

Daily Announcements
Attention all girls signed up for soccer:
Keep checking the updated clearance list outside of room B121.  Once you are cleared, you will be allowed to practice.  The first game is in 2 weeks, so get your physical forms in as soon as possible!  Any questions, see Mrs. Ciccio in B121.

Student Council first meeting will be held on Tuesday Sept. 17 with a 4 p.m. pickup. Current student council members and anyone interested in joining should be at this meeting.  Meeting is with Ms. Kern in G208. Any 8th grader currently a student council member interested in becoming an officer- please bring your speeches with you to the Sept.17 meeting for review. 

Reminder to all students attending Millville High School Football Games. All students in 8th grade and below must be accompanied by an adult. Please remember that students are not to congregate or loiter during and after the game. Security and police have been instructed to have people move to the bleachers. Students who are disruptive in any way, including running, will be removed from the game and are subject to school discipline as this is a school sponsored event. Bags, food, and drinks are prohibited from being brought into the stadium. At the end of the third quarter the gates will be locked and no one will be permitted to enter the game.

Our joke of the week is: Did you hear about the man shopping for camouflage pants? He couldn't find any. Have a fantastic week!

“See You At the Pole” will be held on Wednesday, September 25th.  All students and staff are invited to pray for our school, teachers, families and nation at the flag pole in the front of the building at 8am promptly.

Pictures from around the school
Mrs. Wheaton's class Investigating a Non-Newtonian fluid!

Mrs. Wheaton's class Investigating a Non-Newtonian fluid!

Mrs. Wheaton's class Investigating a Non-Newtonian fluid!

LMS staff in NewsELA training 

Twinning at LMS - Great minds dress alike
Ms. Votta and Mrs. Hallenbeck 

Ms. DeVol and Mrs. Henry 

Winner of the Week - The Non Negotiables are clearly the winner of the blog this week. They have staff and students on the same page with our expectations. 


Monday - 9/16/19 - A Day - Staff PLC with Mrs. Keefer
Tuesday - 9/17/19 - B Day - Another respectful day at LMS
Wednesday - 9/18/19 - A Day - AVID Site Team Meeting, 3:30 (Votta's room)
Thursday - 9/19/19 - B Day - Grand Canyon in Staff Lunches; 6th Grade AVID BTSN (Ms. Carroll)
Friday - 9/20/19 - A Day - Another respectful day at LMS
Saturday - Lakeside Middle School will be on the ClassH Room

Stay current with Lakeside Middle School on Social Media:
Twitter - #lmslightning
Facebook – Lakeside Middle School (Official)
Weekly Blog – http://lakesidelightninground.blogspot.com/
Instagram - #lmslighting
Website - http://lakeside.millville.org


Published by Spike Cook, Millville

Sunday, September 8, 2019

September 9 - 13, 2019

Our Scholar-Athletes in STEM class 
Laskeside Lightning,

It's All About Respect at LMS! 

We had a very successful opening this week. Our staff worked very hard to ensure that everything was prepared for students. Once the students arrived it was clear that this was going to be an epic year. They have adjusted well to the changes and our focus on the Non Negotiables.

The transition for 6th graders was by far one of our highlights. Since so many parents and students attended the New Student Orientation, they were more prepared than previous 6th graders. The 6th grade staff kept the kids in their homeroom all day and made sure they were aware of of the policies and procedures for our school.

The Vice Principals and Guidance Counselors hosted Grade Level Meetings on Thursday. During the meetings, they stressed the policies and procedures as well as each grade's expectations. Both the Vice Principals and the Guidance Counselors made it clear that they are here to help parents, students and staff!

Daily Announcements 
STEM Students 
Any girls interested in playing field hockey this Fall: there will be a brief informational meeting on Monday, September 9th until 3:30 in room M104. You must have a ride home. If you cannot attend, please see Coach Wheaton in M104.

Attention all Girl Soccer Players: If you are interested in playing for the 2019 Lakeside Girls’ Soccer Team, sign-up sheets will be posted in the cafeteria and outside of room B121.  Please print your name and grade on the sheet.  Any questions, see Mrs. Ciccio in room B121.

Attention Lakeside Students: Lakeside and Coach Hakola need you. Love to run, think you’re fast, like to compete? Join Cross Country and compete against other schools and show them who is boss. Sign up sheets located in Cafeteria or drop by B113 and talk to Mr. Hakola.

For anyone interested in playing for the 2019 Lakeside Boys’ soccer team:  sign-up sheets are posted in the cafeteria and outside room B137.  Please print your name and grade on the sheet, and there will be an informational meeting on Friday, September 6th after school in room B137.  The meeting will end at 3:30 and all students attending the meeting must have a ride home.  First practice is Monday, September 9th for students who have been medically cleared.  Any questions, see Coach Kavanagh.

Our joke of the week is: Which US state has the most math teachers? Mathachusettes. Have a fantastic Week!

Pictures from around the school (and over 50 First Day pictures from the parents! Thank you! )
Back to School 2019 

Back to School 2019 

Back to School 2019 

Back to School 2019 

Back to School 2019 

Back to School 2019 

Back to School 2019 
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Back to School 2019 

Mr. P and his daughter 
Mrs. DeRose, HS Principal, and Dr. Cook on first day 

Staff Welcome Back 


Mrs. Salvati showing off her door decorating skills and 1,981 days as a teacher  

STEM students 



Winners of the Week - This week's winners our the wonderful staff at LMS. They have done an amazing job with the opening of the 2019-20 school year. Below are some of the staff who participated in the First Day of School pictures. Thanks to Mrs. Lopergolo for organizing.



Twinning at LMS - Great Minds Dress Alike
Mr. Hickman and Mr. Godfrey were twinning 


Monday - 9/9/19 - B Day - Another respectful day at LMS
Tuesday - 9/10/19 - A Day - Another respectful day at LMS
Wednesday - 9/11/19 - B Day - Teacher training NewsELA; Staff Meeting, 3:25 PM
Thursday - 9/12/19 - A Day - Another respectful day at LMS
Friday - 9/13/19 - B Day - Another respectful day at LMS

Stay current with Lakeside Middle School on Social Media:
Twitter - #lmslightning
Facebook – Lakeside Middle School (Official)
Weekly Blog – http://lakesidelightninground.blogspot.com/
Instagram - #lmslighting
Website - http://lakeside.millville.org


Published by Spike Cook, Millville

Friday, August 30, 2019

September 2 - 6, 2019

Welcome to Lakeside at the New Student Orientation 
Lakeside Lightning,

It's All About Respect at LMS! 

Can you believe the time is here? We are ready to start the 2019-20 school year at Lakeside! One of the most exciting things about this year is that we are celebrating our 20th year. Throughout the year we will have a few events to mark this special occasion. In addition, Lakeside's first Principal, Dr. Schneider, is currently our Interim Superintendent which makes this extra special. 

We hosted our newly redesigned New Student Orientation on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. This year was a record breaker in that we had over 200 students attend! Each new student received their schedule, locker and an opportunity to learn more about the school. We appreciate all who attended and we look forward to a great year! 

Did you miss our post about homerooms? Click here for your homeroom 

Non Negotiables at LMS
As we start the year off, all staff will read the following script at the beginning of class to set the stage for learning, 
"In this class, I expect that you will follow our non-negotiables. We do not use cell phones, we respect each other, we are dressed appropriately, and we do not use profanity. Remember, when we walk in the halls at Lakeside, we stay to the right and we keep our hands and feet to ourselves.

Our Non Negotiables are as follows:
  1. Cell Phones - Must be off and in lockers while in LMS
  2. Profanity - Both indirect and direct profanity will not be tolerated
  3. Disrespect - Students will demonstrate respect towards others, staff, and school environment at all times
  4. Back and Forth - Students will accept the response of the staff member without negotiation 
  5. School Dress Code - Students will be dressed appropriately at all times 
  6. Hallways - Students will walk to the right, keep their hands and feet to themselves, keep voices down, and walk at all times

Pictures from around the school

Mr. Procopio presenting at the New Student Orientation 

AVID Site Team welcomed the new staff members with a luncheon 

AVID Site Team welcomed the new staff members with a luncheon 

AVID Site Team welcomed the new staff members with a luncheon 

AVID Site Team welcomed the new staff members with a luncheon 

AVID Site Team welcomed the new staff members with a luncheon 

AVID Site Team welcomed the new staff members with a luncheon 

AVID Site Team welcomed the new staff members with a luncheon 

AVID Site Team welcomed the new staff members with a luncheon 

Mr. P's daughter helped clean up the playground out back of LMS 

Winners of the Week
This week's winner of the blog is the the summer custodial crew. They worked tirelessly to get our school into an amazing condition for school to start. In addition, they had one of the toughest schedules in that our school hosts all of the district camps and summer program as well as the Active Shooter Drill. Thanks again to summer crew for all of their hard work.
Our hallways are looking great! 


Monday - 9/2/19 - No School - Labor Day
Tuesday - 9/3/19 - No School - Staff first day
Wednesday - 9/4/19 - A Day - First Day of School 2019-20 Year
Thursday - 9/5/19 - B Day - Grade Level Assemblies
Friday - 9/6/19 - A Day - Another respectful day at LMS

Stay current with Lakeside Middle School on Social Media:
Twitter - #lmslightning
Facebook – Lakeside Middle School (Official)
Weekly Blog – http://lakesidelightninground.blogspot.com/
Instagram - #lmslighting
Website - http://lakeside.millville.org


Published by Spike Cook, Millville

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Homeroom List 2019-20

Homeroom list for 2019-20 
Lakeside Lightning,

It's All About Respect at LMS!


We are excited to announce our homeroom list. You will need to know your ID number to identify your homeroom.

This year, 6th grade students will have homeroom and first period together (with a few exceptions).

Remember, we are having our New Student Orientation tonight at 6:00 PM in the Auditorium!


Click here for homeroom list 


Stay current with Lakeside Middle School on Social Media:
Twitter - #lmslightning
Facebook – Lakeside Middle School (Official)
Weekly Blog – http://lakesidelightninground.blogspot.com/
Instagram - #lmslighting 
Website - http://lakeside.millville.org


Published by Spike Cook, Millville

Sunday, August 25, 2019

August 26 - 30, 2019

Students at LMS have access to Chromebooks in all classes
Lakeside Lightning,

It's All About Respect at LMS! 

Lakeside Middle School hosted one of the most detailed and highly successful Active Shooter Drills in the Tri-State Area. Here are a few news stories that covered the event:

The Press of Atlantic City
Daily Journal 

This week we are excited to host the New Student Orientation. Any incoming 6th grader or transfer to LMS is invited to come to Lakeside on Wednesday, August 28 from 6:00 PM. Students and parents will learn about our school, build a binder, open up their own locker and tour the building with their schedule. We look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday.

If you or your child cannot make the New Student Orientation, we will have staff available for tours on August 29 and 30th. Please contact Mr. Procopio, 6th grade Guidance Counselor, to set up an appointment. He can be reached at 293-2459 anthony.procopio@millville.org

All Student Homerooms will be posted on this blog on Wednesday. Be sure to look out for the updated post! 

Important Immunization Information for 6th graders
The New Jersey Department of Health requires that students entering grade 6 and reaching the age of 11 receive the following immunizations:

  • Tdap Vaccine booster (Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis)
  • Meningococcal Vaccine

If your child has already turned 11 years of age, please contact your healthcare provider to schedule the administration of these immunizations. Students will not be permitted to attend Lakeside if they do not have proof of vaccinations.

Office Hours this week (8:00 AM - 3:30 PM) 

Stay current with Lakeside Middle School on Social Media:

Twitter - #lmslightning
Facebook – Lakeside Middle School (Official)
Weekly Blog – http://lakesidelightninground.blogspot.com/
Instagram - #lmslighting 
Website - http://lakeside.millville.org


Published by Spike Cook, Millville



Friday, August 16, 2019

New Student Orientation August 28, 2019 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM)

Join us on August 28 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 
Lakeside Lightning,

Its All About Respect at LMS!

We hope that you have had a terrific summer and have found time to relax and enjoy your children.  The new school year is just around the corner.  New Student Orientation for Parents, Guardians and Students is August 28, 2019 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the Auditorium. We have re-designed this year’s orientation to ensure a smooth transition to Lakeside Middle School. We hope you can join us!

Overview of the evening (August 28, 2019)
6:00 PM – 6:25 PM Overview and Welcome (Auditorium) Dr. Cook
6:25 PM – 6:30 PM Transition to assigned Staff Member and class All

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Transitioning to Lakeside (Classroom and School) Staff
Teambuilding
It’s All About Respect and Non Negotiables
Goal Setting, Binder Bootcamp
Agendas, Lockers
Infinite Campus
Get to know your schedule
Tours of LMS

Sign up for the New Student Orientation using this link:  Click Here 

If you or your child cannot make the New Student Orientation, we will have staff available for tours on August 29 and 30th. Please contact Mr. Procopio, 6th grade Guidance Counselor, to set up an appointment. He can be reached at 293-2459 anthony.procopio@millville.org

Stay current with Lakeside Middle School on Social Media:
Twitter - #lmslightning
Facebook – Lakeside Middle School (Official)
Weekly Blog – http://lakesidelightninground.blogspot.com/
Instagram - #lmslighting 
Website - http://lakeside.millville.org


Published by Spike Cook, Millville

Sunday, June 23, 2019

June 24, 2019 (Final Post of 2018-19)

Class of 2023! 
Lakeside Lightning,

It's All About Respect at LMS! 

We want to start out by thanking everyone for their support this year at Lakeside Middle School. As a school we accomplished a lot and we still have a lot of growth! This summer we hope that everyone enjoys themselves and for those who are coming back to Lakeside we look forward to working with you again. For those who are going onto High School we wish you the best of luck! As many said, the Class of 2023 is one that will be remembered!

Over the summer we will do some monthly recaps of our progress in preparing for the 2019-2020 School Year. We are excited for this upcoming year and we look forward to seeing all incoming students on September 4, 2019! In the meantime, enjoy your summer and be sure to rest, relax and rejuvenate!

Summer Office Hours 
Monday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM (except July 4th week as we are closed on July 3 and 4)

Did you miss the Lip Sync Battle? Be sure to checkout this amazing video


Pictures from around the school 
8th Grade Step Up 

8th Grade Step Up 

8th Grade Step Up 

8th Grade Step Up 

8th Grade Step Up 

8th Grade Step Up 

8th Grade Step Up 

8th Grade Step Up 

8th Grade Step Up 

8th Grade Step Up 

8th Grade Step Up 

8th Grade Step Up 

8th Grade Step Up 

8th Grade Step Up 

8th Grade Step Up 

Kendall gave Dr. Cook an epic shirt! 

Kendall's thank you to Mr. Hudson 

Yummy Step Up Cupcakes 
 
Math teachers saying goodbye! 

PBSIS Reward Luncheon 

PBSIS Reward Luncheon 

PBSIS Reward Luncheon 

PBSIS Reward Luncheon 

PBSIS Reward Luncheon 

PBSIS Reward Luncheon 

PBSIS Reward Luncheon 

PBSIS Reward Luncheon 

PBSIS Reward Luncheon 

PBSIS Reward Luncheon 

PBSIS Reward Luncheon 

PBSIS Reward Luncheon 
Winners of the Week - Congratulations to the 8th grade class who will forever be remembered at Lakeside Middle School. We look forward to hearing great things about you in High School and beyond! Thank you to all of the parents who submitted pictures! 


Published by Spike Cook, Millville, NJ