Sunday, May 22, 2022

Lakeside Lightning Round May 23 - 27, 2022

Lakeside's Character Team earns Honorable Mention

Lakeside Lightning, 

Grow through what you go through

We have finished all of the NJSLA and the make-ups. Thank you to all of the students and teachers working together to make this happen. We want to thank our School Counselors and our Testing Coordinator, Mrs. Sooy! Great job team.

This week the bells are back on and we are looking forward to getting back to our normal routines. It is very important that we maintain our structure for the remainder of the school year. We will not be lowering our expectations. 

Our 7th graders had an amazing experience at Tall Pines this week. This was our first class trip in over 2 years. Students had to earn their way on the trip through our point system. Thank you to Ms. Wheaton and the 7th grade team for leading the charge to reward those students who earned it. 

Parent Involvement Opportunities this week 

  • School Improvement Meeting - 5/23/22 at 6:00 PM in the DMC 
  • Parent/Teacher Organization Meeting - 5/23/22 at 7:00 PM in the DMC 

Lakeside Middle School to be honored at the Character Awards

On Wednesday, May 25, 2022 Lakeside Middle School will be recognized for their "Honorable Mention" as a School of Character. This was our first year applying for this prestigious recognition. We are looking forward to next year as we build off of this application and go for an official School of Character designation. Thank you to the team who worked on the application (Dr. Cook, Ms. Langlois, Ms. Belmonte, Ms. Votta, Mrs. Lokuta, Ms. Carrol, and Ms. Shelton)

Staff Sergeant Taylor Lax Visits Lakeside Middle School 

Our students in Ms. McCafferty's class were welcomed with a surprise visit by Staff Sergeant Taylor Lax this week. After she discussed her journey in the military, the students asked lots of really good questions. 

When she was stationed abroad, the students wrote letters to her and her team so she wanted to thank the in person! Thank you for your service Staff Sergeant Lax! 

Staff Sergeant Lax with LMS students 

Pictures from around the school 

7th graders at Tall Pines 

7th graders at Tall Pines 

7th graders at Tall Pines 

7th graders at Tall Pines 

7th graders at Tall Pines 

7th graders at Tall Pines 

7th graders at Tall Pines 

7th graders at Tall Pines 

7th graders at Tall Pines 

6th graders enjoying the weather

Students painting rocks for Mental Health Awareness Night

6th graders enjoying the weather

6th graders enjoying the weather

7th graders at Tall Pines 

7th graders at Tall Pines 

Ms. Carroll's student work displayed 





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Published by Spike Cook, Principal, Millville

Monday, May 16, 2022

Lakeside Lightning Round - May 16 - 20, 2022

LMS Testing Team 

Lakeside Lightning, 

Grow through what you go through! 

This week we finished up taking the NJSLA state testing. The results from these assessments should be ready in the summer and based on the information, we will be setting our goals for the 22-23 school year. In addition, the results will be an indication of how the students progressed over the pandemic. We hope that the students took it seriously and tried their best. 

We will be looking forward to getting back to our regular schedule this week. We will be talking with the students about making good choices and finishing the year in a positive manner. 

Summer School 

Dr. Cook will be mailing out letters and sending information for parents of the students identified for summer school. We are using the COVID 19 addendum and any student with two or more failures will be required to attend summer school to be passed in to the next grade. The summer school will run from July 5 - August 4 Monday through Thursday 8 AM - 2:00 PM. Students will be taking all core classes and have encore and enrichment classes. Should you have any questions, please check Infinite Campus or contact your child's School Counselor. 

Congratulations 

Congratulations to Abby Ballard, Paul Desantis, and Erik Lopez for their participation with the Elementary Honors Band on May 7!


Nurse Appreciation Week

We wanted to thank our school Nurses for all that they do to keep us healthy!!! 




Pictures from around the school 

6th grade Social Studies Mummy Projects 

6th grade Social Studies Mummy Projects 

6th grade Social Studies Mummy Projects 

6th grade Social Studies Mummy Projects 

6th grade Social Studies Mummy Projects 

6th grade Social Studies Mummy Projects 

Ms. L helping out the Testing Team 

Mrs. Hardy and Ms. Aron who won the Cinco De Mayo basket

Student of the Week 

Cooking at Club 21 

Cooking at Club 21 

Cooking at Club 21 

Students playing Wordle 
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Published by Spike Cook, Principal, Millville

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Lakeside Lightning Round - May 9 - 13, 2022

Mrs. Biaselli with her surrogate and GMA

Lakeside Lightning, 

Grow through what go through! 

Lakeside Middle School was center stage this week as our own Mrs. Biaselli was recognized on the Mother's Day Breakfast In Bed. Millions around the world watched our staff and students cheer on Mrs. Biaselli for her big surprise. If you did not get a chance to see the live feed, we will include the link below. 

Dr. Cook, our Principal, had this to say, "This was a huge event for Mrs. Biaselli, her family, her surrogate as well as Lakeside Middle School. There was a lot of work that went into the planning of the "rouse" in order to make sure she was surprised. The folks from GMA were a pleasure to work with. Mrs. Gaunt, Mr. Bird worked tirelessly on ensuring that the event went off without a hitch. Our district administration were extremely supportive as well as our friends at the High School. We hope that everyone understands now why we created the hype about a video and a Teacher Appreciation ceremony." 

This week the 8th graders will again be in the spotlight as they take the NJSLA. This assessment is very important and we expect everyone will try their hardest and make Lakeside proud. 

GMA and Lakeside Surprise Mrs. Biaselli

‘GMA’ celebrates 2 moms for Mother’s Day - Erika Biaselli and Kasey Hewitt were complete strangers, but their families are forever bonded through their surrogacy journey.

Click this link for the story 

NJHS Inducts Newest Members

On Tuesday, May 3, 2022, Lakeside Middle School inducted the newest members in 7th and 8th grade. This ceremony was lead by Mrs. Gaudio and it featured the 8th grade leadership speaking about the importance of the pillars of the NJHS. Congratulations to all who were inducted!

Staff Appreciation Week

Lakeside Middle School participated in the National Teacher Appreciation Week with our own Staff Appreciation. This week was sponsored by the Millville Administration Association, Lakeside Administration and the Parent Teacher Organization. A big shout out goes to President Jen Watson for hosting the Luncheon and to Fundraising Chair, Dawn Zavacki for getting amazing gifts for our raffles!

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

Mr. and Mrs. Hickman organized the Mental Health Awareness Month at LMS. Each Monday, the staff is encouraged to wear their Mental Health Awareness Shirts and to discuss areas to help students cope with stressors of life.

LMS staff supports Mental Health Awareness 

 Pictures from around the school 

Mr. Swanson was a winner 

Mr. Taylor was a winner 

Mrs. Lopez was a winner 

Ms. Shelton was a winner 

Mrs. Chisolm was a winner 

LMS Glam Team beautify our school and earn points

Great minds dress alike 

Gifts for students after the NJSLA

6th graders playing rock, paper, scissors

6th graders playing rock, paper, scissors


May the 4th be with you 

Ms. L's got something special for the kids 

Staff Appreciation Board 

Ms. Melissa, Mrs. Holms and Ms. L 

New Bulletin Boards 

New Bulletin Boards 

6th graders working in groups 

6th graders working in groups 



Mrs. Biaselli got a special treat from GMA 

Club 21 students making Mother's Day gifts 

Club 21 students making Mother's Day gifts 

GMA visits LMS for Breakfast in Bed 

NJHS getting ready 

NJHS getting ready 

Adria Cotler donated a tree to LMS. She grew if from a seed when she was at LMS

Mrs. Hardy and Ms. Watson helped make Staff Appreciation special 

Staff Luncheon 

Dr. Cook and Mrs. Gaunt with the GMA talent 

Ginger Z talking with the kids before the surprise 

LMS students getting ready for the surprise 

LMS students getting ready for the surprise 

NJHS 8th graders 

Some of the new inductees for NJHS 


Glam team beautifying the school and earning points 

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Published by Spike Cook, Principal, Millville