Sunday, January 23, 2022

January 24 - 28, 2022

Jaquwan delivers our Bolts! 

Lakeside Lightning, 

Grow through what you go through! 

January is flying by. We have now been back in school for 3 weeks in 2022. We are asking students to be sure to bring their Chromebooks with to school each day. In addition, we need to make sure that the students are charging them and bringing their chargers. A majority of the learning activities are on the Chromebooks so it is essential to be prepared for the day. 

Parents and Guardians are encouraged to join Dr. Cook for a School Improvement meeting on Monday, January 24, 2022 at 6:00 PM in the DMC. We will continue our collaboration to make improvements to Lakeside.

RISE Program 

Here are some positive moments and highlights from this week with the RISE Class. Students earned lunch and games for earning BINGO on the board. Certificates were distributed for GOLD this week- on Wednesday every student in the class earned GOLD. Jaquwan has been helping the school deliver the “You’ve Been Struck” Bolts to students/staff in the building.

RISE Program super stars 

RISE Program super stars 

RISE Program super stars 

Salvati's STEM Program 

Salvati’s STEM students completed a mini challenge last week. They had 20 minutes to build a desk organizer that could hold post it notes, five pencils, scissors, and a sharpener. Students came up with a variety of ideas. Check them out! 

STEM Desk organizer

STEM Desk organizer

STEM Desk organizer

STEM Desk organizer

STEM Desk organizer

STEM Desk organizer


Daily Announcements

💖Have a special friend?  Send a candy gram!

 Sixth Grader’s will be selling candy grams until February 10th at lunch.  There will be a bracelet, candy, or both a candy and bracelet option.   You will personalize to your own message that will be attached to your gram.

Hurry…before we sell out!!

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Website - http://lakeside.millville.org
 
Published by Spike Cook, Principal, Millville

Monday, January 17, 2022

Lakeside Lightning Round - January 17 - 21, 2022


Lakeside Lightning, 

Grow through what you go through! 

On behalf of the staff and administration at Lakeside Middle School, we want to acknowledge Martin Luther King Jr. for his amazing contributions to our society. Each January we take a day off of school to remember the legacy of Dr. King and more importantly, to continue to uphold his nonviolent principles to equity and diversity. 

We know that this school year has been challenging as we continue to deal with the pandemic. One of the quotes by Dr. King that is so meaningful and appropriate for this school year is the following: 


If you can't fly, then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.  Dr. King 

We hope that each and everyone of you continue to move forward and become better for yourself! We look forward to helping you achieve your goals at Lakeside Middle School! 

Pictures from around the school 

Gabe Hinkley with LMS staff at the Soup Kitchen 

LMS staff supporting the Soup Kitchen at 4th United Methodist


Reminders on Procedures

Arrival Procedures

  • Students are to remove hats, hoods, earbuds, cell phones and have their mask on upon entering the building.
  • Students are to report directly to homeroom.
  • The bathrooms will not be available for students until 1st period.
  • Students will need to ask permission to use their locker once they are in homeroom. 
  • Students arriving to homeroom after 8:32 AM will be required to sign in at the front desk and will be marked late to school. 

Bathroom Procedure 

  • Only one student at a time is permitted to leave the room to use the bathroom.

Hallway Procedure

  • Students are to stay to the right as well as keep their hands, feet, and negative comments to themselves.
  • Students are to use quiet voices in the hallway. 
  • There will be no running, playing, or play fighting in the hallways.
  • There will be no eating or drinking in the hallways. 

Nurse Procedure 

  • Any student needing to go to the nurse should have a pass with the time sent.
  • On the pass please make a quick note such as headache or sore throat or upset stomach

Dismissal Procedure 

  • Students are expected to quietly walk to the right in the hallways as they exit the building for bus, car or walking.
    • 6th Grade at 3:04 PM
    • 7th Grade at 3:07 PM
    • 8th Grade at 3:10 PM

Reminders (This was from Dr. Cook on 11/23/21) 

All students will be required to place their bookbags, jackets and cell phones in their lockers. This will remain in effect for the rest of the school year. 

Students will be permitted to take their bookbags and jackets to their last period class in order streamline dismissal 

6th grade students will be dismissed from their last period class at 3:04 PM, 7th Grade at 3:07 PM and 8th grade at 3:10 PM. This staggered dismissal is implemented to ensure the safety and security of all students as they exit the building. 

Water Bottles - Reusable water bottles filled with water will be permitted until we bring back the usage of water fountains. Please note that other beverages will not be permitted in the building or hallways including, but not limited to Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, Wawa, and any other beverages that may be purchased. 

Cell Phones 

  • Arrival - Cell phones, headphones, earbuds etc. off and away before entering the school. 
  • During the day - We are asking students to place their cell phones in their lockers for security reasons. 

Classroom 

  • If a teacher sees a cell phone they will update the communications log and do the following: 
  • 1st offense - Remind the students of the policy and allow them to put it in the locker. Students will be provided with a pass from the teacher. 
  • 2nd offense - Take the phone and put it in a holding place on your desk for the period. Follow up with another conversation about the Cell Phone Policy 
  • 3rd offense - Phone goes to admin for the day - Will be held in the Vice Principal’s Office. Call security to escort the phone  
  • 4th offense and above - VP will process a discipline referral in Infinite Campus and the phone must be picked up by a parent or guardian. 

Dismissal - Cell phones are permitted on the way out of the building. 

Hallways 

If a staff member sees a student with a cell phone out in the hallway, they are to do the following:

  • First Offense - Remind the student about the Cell Phone Policy 
  • Second Offense - Identify the student and contact security or administration.

Stay current with Lakeside Middle School on Social Media:
Twitter - #lmslightning
Facebook – Lakeside Middle School (Official)
Weekly Blog – http://lakesidelightninground.blogspot.com/
Instagram -@lmslightning 
Website - http://lakeside.millville.org
 
Published by Spike Cook, Principal, Millville

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Lakeside Lightning Round - January 10 - 14, 2022

We wish Ms. Saul (r) on her new venture in California

Lakeside Lightning,

Grow through what you go through 

It looks as if 2022 will be forcing us to Pivot just as much as 2020 and 2021 did. We have seen an increase in the county number of COVID 19 and we had two snowstorms that caused us to alter our schedule. We really appreciate everyone's patience as we continue to face these challenges and attempt to solve the problems. 

Based on the feedback from the staff, the Virtual Day on January 7, 2022 was very positive. Teachers reported that students were engaged online and our attendance was impressive. Again, our teachers and staff did not have a lot of preparation time for this and handled it amazingly!!!! 

We will be back in-person this week. 

Reminders on Procedures

Arrival Procedure 

  • Students are to remove hats, hoods, earbuds, cell phones and have their mask on upon entering the building.
  • Students are to report directly to homeroom.
  • The bathrooms will not be available for students until 1st period.
  • Students will need to ask permission to use their locker once they are in homeroom. 
  • Students arriving to homeroom after 8:32 AM will be required to sign in at the front desk and will be marked late to school. 

Bathroom Procedure 

  • Only one student at a time is permitted to leave the room to use the bathroom.

Hallway Procedure

  • Students are to stay to the right as well as keep their hands, feet, and negative comments to themselves.
  • Students are to use quiet voices in the hallway. 
  • There will be no running, playing, or play fighting in the hallways.
  • There will be no eating or drinking in the hallways. 

Nurse Procedure 

  • Any student needing to go to the nurse should have a pass with the time sent.
  • On the pass please make a quick note such as headache or sore throat or upset stomach
Dismissal Procedure 

  • Students are expected to quietly walk to the right in the hallways as they exit the building for bus, car or walking.
    • 6th Grade at 3:04 PM
    • 7th Grade at 3:07 PM
    • 8th Grade at 3:10 PM

Reminders (This was from Dr. Cook on 11/23/21) 

  • All students will be required to place their bookbags, jackets and cell phones in their lockers. This will remain in effect for the rest of the school year. 
  • Students will be permitted to take their bookbags and jackets to their last period class in order streamline dismissal 
  • 6th grade students will be dismissed from their last period class at 3:04 PM, 7th Grade at 3:07 PM and 8th grade at 3:10 PM. This staggered dismissal is implemented to ensure the safety and security of all students as they exit the building. 
  • Water Bottles - Reusable water bottles filled with water will be permitted until we bring back the usage of water fountains. Please note that other beverages will not be permitted in the building or hallways including, but not limited to Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, Wawa, and any other beverages that may be purchased. 

Cell Phones 

  • Arrival - Cell phones, headphones, earbuds etc. off and away before entering the school. 
  • During the day - We are asking students to place their cell phones in their lockers for security reasons. 

Classroom 

  • If a teacher sees a cell phone they will update the communications log and do the following: 
    • 1st offense - Remind the students of the policy and allow them to put it in the locker. Students will be provided with a pass from the teacher. 
    • 2nd offense - Take the phone and put it in a holding place on your desk for the period. Follow up with another conversation about the Cell Phone Policy 
    • 3rd offense - Phone goes to admin for the day - Will be held in the Vice Principal’s Office. Call security to escort the phone  
    • 4th offense and above - VP will process a discipline referral in Infinite Campus and the phone must be picked up by a parent or guardian. 

Dismissal - Cell phones are permitted on the way out of the building. 

Hallways 

  • If a staff member sees a student with a cell phone out in the hallway, they are to do the following:
    • First Offense - Remind the student about the Cell Phone Policy 
    • Second Offense - Identify the student and contact security or administration.  
Pictures from around the school - Some leftovers from the holidays 
Dr. Cook getting ready to play Santa

Mrs. Hardy, Mrs. Sooy and Mrs. Chisolm 

Ms. Gaudio and Mrs. Shirley 

Mrs. Roche 

Ms. Sooy and Mr. Fry 

Dr. Cook, Mrs. Borchert and Mrs. Hickman 

Students in the spirit 

Students in the holiday spirit 

Dr. Cook and Mr. Fien 

Ms. Votta and Mrs. Lokuta 

Mrs. Wheaton, Ms Abel and Dr. Cook 

Students in the holiday spirit 


Stay current with Lakeside Middle School on Social Media:
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Instagram -@lmslightning 
Website - http://lakeside.millville.org
 
Published by Spike Cook, Principal, Millville

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Lakeside Lightning Round - 1/3 - 1/7, 2022

Dr. Cook and Mrs. Wheton w Cafe Staff 

Lakeside Lightning, 

Grow through what you go through! 

On behalf of the staff and administration at Lakeside Middle School, we would like to wish you a Happy New Year! We hope that everyone enjoyed the winter break and were able to enjoy the holidays. We are expecting big things in 2022! 

We have heard your concerns about some issues at Lakeside, and we have created a plan that will go into effect in the New Year improve the safety and security of staff and students.  As many of you realize, this year has been very challenging as we are educating in a pandemic and students have been out of in-person learning for the past two years.  We need to re-establish a learning environment that is both respectful and conducive to learning.  In order to do this, we are putting several new procedures in place that focus on the physical and mental safety of our students and staff. 

To assist us with this, the district will be hiring additional security guards which will help us to address the educational needs and safety of our students. Some of the expectations we have for all students is to show up to class on time, to treat everyone with respect, to use appropriate language, to not wander the halls or try to skip classes, and to follow any rules that will keep us all safe.   Any student who exhibits unsafe behavior whether running in the halls, wandering the halls, being late to class without a pass, or any other behavior that could potentially harm our students and staff will be dealt with according to our Code of Conduct. Those who continually violate our expectations will be subject to increased disciplinary consequences and potential change of placement from our school. 

Therefore we wanted to remind the students about our focus on safety and security at Lakeside Middle School:

Arrival Procedure 

  • Students are to remove hats, hoods, earbuds, cell phones and have their mask on upon entering the building.

  • Students are to report directly to homeroom.

  • The bathrooms will not be available for students until 1st period.

  • Students will need to ask permission to use their locker once they are in homeroom. 

  • Students arriving to homeroom after 8:32 AM will be required to sign in at the front desk and will be marked late to school.


Bathroom Procedure (Beginning January 10, 2022)

  • All students must fill out a Google Document upon leaving their class for the bathroom. 

  • Only one student at a time is permitted to leave the room to use the bathroom.

  • Each class will have a general pass that corresponds to the room number and hallway. It will be color coded to help staff identify the grade level. 

  • Students will only be able to use bathrooms in the designated area.


Hallway Procedure

  • Students are to stay to the right as well as keep their hands, feet, and negative comments to themselves.

  • Students are to use quiet voices in the hallway. 

  • There will be no running, playing, or play fighting in the hallways.

  • There will be no eating or drinking in the hallways. 


Nurse Procedure 

  •  Any student needing to go to the nurse should have a pass with the time sent.

  • On the pass please make a quick note such as headache or sore throat or upset stomach


Dismissal Procedure 

  • Students are expected to quietly walk to the right in the hallways as they exit the building for bus, car or walking.

  • 6th Grade at 3:04 PM

  • 7th Grade at 3:07 PM

  • 8th Grade at 3:10 PM


Reminders (This was from Dr. Cook on 11/23/21) 

  • All students will be required to place their bookbags, jackets and cell phones in their lockers. This will remain in effect for the rest of the school year. 

    • Students will be permitted to take their bookbags and jackets to their last period class in order streamline dismissal 

    • 6th grade students will be dismissed from their last period class at 3:04 PM, 7th Grade at 3:07 PM and 8th grade at 3:10 PM. This staggered dismissal is implemented to ensure the safety and security of all students as they exit the building. 

  • Water Bottles - Reusable water bottles filled with water will be permitted until we bring back the usage of water fountains. We are currently working with the district and local Department of Health to bring back the use of water fountains. Please stay tuned.  Please note that other beverages will not be permitted in the building or hallways including, but not limited to Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, Wawa, and any other beverages that may be purchased. 


  • Cell Phones 

  • Arrival - Cell phones, headphones, earbuds etc. off and away before entering the school. 

  • During the day - We are asking students to place their cell phones in their lockers for security reasons. 

  • Classroom 

    • If a teacher sees a cell phone they will update the communications log and do the following: 

      • 1st offense - Remind the students of the policy and allow them to put it in the locker. Students will be provided with a pass from the teacher. 

      • 2nd offense - Take the phone and put it in a holding place on your desk for the period. Follow up with another conversation about the Cell Phone Policy 

      • 3rd offense - Phone goes to admin for the day - Will be held in the Vice Principal’s Office. Call security to escort the phone  

      • 4th offense and above - VP will process a discipline referral in Infinite Campus and the phone must be picked up by a parent or guardian. 

    • Dismissal - Cell phones are permitted on the way out of the building. 


  • Hallways 

    • If a staff member sees a student with a cell phone out in the hallway, they are to do the following:

      • First Offense - Remind the student about the Cell Phone Policy 

      • Second Offense - Identify the student and contact security or administration. 


Military Visit to LMS
On Tuesday, Dec 21, 2021, Captain Alicyn Coulter from the United States Army visited Ms. McDowell’s classes.  Captain Coulter is a native of Millville and wanted to give back to the community.  She talked about her beginnings and where she is now.  The opportunities the military has given her, and will continue to give her, are endless.  The students were excited and had many questions. The enthusiasm can be seen in the pictures.


Pictures from around the school
Dr. Cook and Reindeer Wheaton 

Delivering cheer 

Delivering cheer 

Delivering cheer 

Delivering cheer 

Delivering cheer 

Delivering cheer 

Delivering cheer 

Mrs. Salvati won the Sweater Contest 

LMS art students made cards for the elderly 

LMS art students made cards for the elderly 

LMS art students made cards for the elderly 

Mrs. Wheaton testing out the sleigh 


Stay current with Lakeside Middle School on Social Media:
Twitter - #lmslightning
Facebook – Lakeside Middle School (Official)
Weekly Blog – http://lakesidelightninground.blogspot.com/
Instagram -@lmslightning 
Website - http://lakeside.millville.org
 
Published by Spike Cook, Principal, Millville