Sunday, March 13, 2016

March 14 - 18, 2016

Lakeside Lightning,

Come out and support the show! 
What a week we had at Lakeside. Last week we published the first Lightning Round and it has taken off. According to our Google stats, the blog has had over 475 page views across the United States. According to our Revolver Map widget, we have had 276 unique visitors. This is a great start and as the word spreads, we will see an increase from international sites.

Throughout the week the Lakeside community was engaged in a variety of activities in and out of the classroom. Our play, The Music Man, is in the final stages of preparation for next week's show. Be sure to come out and support our students on Friday, March 18 and Saturday March 19. Both shows start at 7:00 PM. Also, be on the lookout for "Kiss the Cast" messages during lunches. Each message is .25 cents.

The AVID students had a few trips this past week. They traveled to The College of New Jersey and Rowan University. The students and teachers were impressed with their experiences and they did an amazing job representing Millville Public Schools.

We wear our Lakeside gear with PRIDE! 
Our teachers worked collaboratively during their Sub-Committee meetings on Wednesday. Each teacher is a member of a Sub-Committee and are planning excellent activities to improve Lakeside. The School Leadership Committee had their first meet with Dr. Cook on Thursday. There was rich discussion on issues involving hallway behavior and student discipline. Expect to see major improvements in these areas over the next few weeks! In order for us to achieve our school goals, we need to ensure everyone feels safe.

Dr. Cook has been meeting formally with every staff member. Although it may take a few months, he is committed to sitting down individually with each staff and discussing areas we are successful and areas we need to improve.  He has also been connecting with students and asking one question, "What do you like about Lakeside?"

This week the Science Department will be displaying the annual projects from the students. On Tuesday, they will be judging the contestants and on Wednesday and Thursday the students will be able to see the outstanding projects. On Wednesday night from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, the parents will be able to visit the school and see the projects!

Important Daily Announcements (Be sure to checkout the widget on the side for all announcements and sign up for the email) 
Starting March 11th, Sparkles and Suits will be collecting semi-formal donations. We will be accepting dresses, suits, shoes, etc. in good condition. If you are in need of semi attire, ballots will be located in the main office as of Monday, March 14th.

The March Coin Drop AVID fundraiser is up and running! Bring your spare change to the cafeteria by March 15th to help select which teacher will “win” the honor of either getting a pie in the face, dressing like a leprechaun, or dressing like a pirate for a day.

It’s that time of the year again!  AVID is sponsoring its annual JDRF Kid’s Walk for the Cure.  Help us raise funds to find a cure for diabetes by asking your friends and family to sponsor you.  Any student who gets at least $10 in sponsor donations will attend the walk on March 24th from 8:40-10:40.  As an extra incentive, all students who raise at least $20 will get to attend the walk AND get a free ticket to the PBSIS movie that afternoon.  Money is due my MARCH 17.  See Mrs. Lokuta in B106 if you have any questions.

Staff Spotlight
Did you know our own Mrs. Bram was recently featured in the READ 180 Blog? Be sure to check out this article on the amazing impact Mrs. Bram is having.

Did you know that Mrs. Benfer and Mrs. Hallenbeck were featured speakers at the AVID National Conference in San Diego? Their presentation was selected from hundreds of entries and an additional session was added due to demand.

Congratulations to all our staff this week for their hard work!

Pictures from around the school 

Dr. Cook and Mrs. Emory with Davies Middle School Gear 

7th grade Discount Project with Mrs. Ronchetti's class 

7th grade Discount Project with Mrs. Ronchetti's class 

Art Club students are working hard! 

Art Club students are working hard! 

Art Club students are working hard! 

Art Club students are working hard! 

AVID students at TCNJ 

AVID students at TCNJ 

AVID students at TCNJ 

Mr. Baruffi, Dr. Cook and Mr. Coyle at arrival 

Mrs. Borchert's class at the Discount Shop

Ms. Zeiters instructing a Flute lesson 

The Music Man practice! 

Dr. Cook and Ms. Polhmus at Club 21 

Mrs. Salvati's students and their Shamrock shakes 

Chaperone Selfie at AVID trip to TCNJ

Mrs. Lokuta found a former Lakeside student at TCNJ

Ms. Cuesta's students at Twitter Tuesday 
Video of the Week - Who says Middle School student's can't invent, create and design? 

Weekly Overview (Be sure to always check out the school calendar widget on the blog) 
Monday - B Day - Another awesome day at Lakeside!
Tuesday - A Day - Science Fair Judging;
Wednesday - B Day - UDL training, World Language Teachers, DMC; Science Fair for parents 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday - A Day - Equity and Diversity Training, DMC; Science Fair
Friday - B Day - AVID Trip, Temple University; The Music Man, 7:00 PM
Saturday - Holly Family Center Egg Hunt, Lakeside Lawn, 10:10 AM; The Music Man, 7:00 PM

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