Friday, October 12, 2018

October 15 - 19, 2018

LMS Staff Casual for a Cause day to benefit the Alzheimer's Association
Lakeside Lightning,

It's All About Respect at LMS!

Lakeside hosted a coach session on Thursday October 11, 2018 to prepare for National Demonstration School revalidation. This is a big honor at LMS because AVID provides students and teachers with research-based strategies to improve organization, study habits and college and career readiness.  The results of the coaching session was very positive and our visitors were impressed with the academic climate at LMS! We still have some things to work on and prepare for as we get closer to the actual revalidation date in December. Stay tuned!

This week coming up we have an early dismissal on Friday, October 19, 2018. The purpose of the early dismissal is to allow our staff opportunity for continued Professional Development. During the early dismissal, staff will be engaged in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) which is a district initiative!

Emily and Bryant 
6th Grade Gifted and Talented Program Visits the Renaissance Faire 
Each year Mrs. Gaudio takes the 6th grade GT program to the Renaissance Faire to experience what life was like in the days of olde times. Bryant Nelson and Emily Kukal were dubbed for Knighthood and Ladyship at the Faire.  They represented Lakeside in the ceremony for all to see.

PLC Shout Out 
Deena Andrews shared a very informative presentation she created on 'Vocal Health for Teachers' to our 6th Grade ELA PLC.  The presentation was well done and imparted really useful information about taking care of our voices.  Deena shared what food and drink to avoid or consume, exercises to ready our voice for the day, as well as warning signs for vocal damage.  Thanks Deena.

Workout Wednesday is Back
Workout Wednesday is back!  Teachers and Students: On Wednesday's, wear your workout gear.  Teachers, check out the Wellness committee's notes for an idea on how to incorporate workouts in to your classroom.

Daily Announcements
GT trip to Renaissance Faire 
The girls soccer team won their toughest challenge to date against Middle Twp. 2-1. Chelsea Dobrosky and Sadie Drozdowski held their own in center midfield against an aggressive Middle Twp. team. Taylor Whitaker, Kendall Sooy, Abigail Bender and Alexis West held strong in defense, along with Macie Jacquet and Julia Thompson in goal. Novalee  Bybel and Sadie Drozdowski both scored for the Bolts offense to bring home the win for Millville. The JV girls also won their match 1-0, showing great promise for the future. Great job, girls!

The Boys' Soccer team lost a tough game yesterday to Middle Township by a score of 2 to 0.  The game was kept close by stellar defense from Reagan Brunetta, Russ Corson, Ethan Hyson, Jackson Gamber, and Luke Patterson.  The boys look to get back to their winning ways this afternoon against Buena.  Early dismissal is at 2:27, between 8th and 9th periods.

Official Lakeside Spirit Wear is now available for purchase.  Short and long-sleeved t-shirts are available as well as hoodies.  Order forms can be found outside B105, Mrs. Borchert’s room.  All orders are due no later than October 26.  Payment must accompany all orders.  Sample T-shirts are available in B105 for viewing if desired.  Don’t miss out.  Get your Lakeside spirit wear now.

Are you going to be participating in the DASH FOR CASH? You have until October 20th to sell ten items to be able to participate and have a chance at winning $100, gift cards, and more. Don't want to sell but still want to participate in the Dash for Cash? Ask Mrs. Salvati about our alternate donation opportunity.

Thank you and our joke for the week is: What did the witch say when the man asked her to make him a lemonade? Poof! You are lemonade! Have a thrilling week!

Pictures from around the school
Mrs. Salvati leading a STEM lab

Student led Socratic Seminar in Mrs. Gandy's class 

Student led tutorials 

Student led tutorials 

GT Students at the Renaissance Faire 

GT Students at the Renaissance Faire 

GT Students at the Renaissance Faire 

GT Students at the Renaissance Faire 

GT Students at the Renaissance Faire 

GT Students at the Renaissance Faire 

GT Students at the Renaissance Faire 

GT Students at the Renaissance Faire 

GT Students at the Renaissance Faire 

GT Students at the Renaissance Faire 

GT Students at the Renaissance Faire 

GT Students at the Renaissance Faire 


Khamod using the Pottery Wheel 


Winner of the Week - This week's winner is Mrs. Gehringer. Mrs. G (As she is affectionately known as) makes history come alive through her outfits in class. She is always playing music, integrating mindfulness and challenging the kids with Higher Order Thinking Skills. Thanks for your hard work Mrs. G! 
Mrs. G. with Dr. Cook in Social Studies Class 

Weekly Overview 
Monday - 10/15- B Day - Edmentum PD
Tuesday - 10/16- A Day - Another Respectful Day at LMS
Wednesday - 10/17 - B Day - Another Respectful Day at LMS
Thursday - 10/18 - A Day - SLC Meeting, 3:20 PM
Friday - 10/19 - B Day - Early Dismissal, 1:05 PM

Published by Spike Cook, Millville, NJ

Thursday, October 4, 2018

October 9 - 12, 2018

LMS Whole School Assembly
Lakeside Lightning,

It's All About Respect at LMS!

Did you know? 
According to the latest enrollment reports, Lakeside Middle School is the largest school in the district! We have 1,059 students enrolled! Thank you for choosing Lakeside!

Weekly Overview 
We had a four day week this week due to the Staff Professional Development Day on Wednesday. During the Professional Development day, the entire district visited LMS as we hosted sessions on Professional Learning Communities and Social and Emotional Learning. One of the activities involved making puppets and using the puppets to convey thoughts and emotions. The goal is to integrate this in to the classroom to help students.

This week coming up we have another four day week. All district schools will be closed on Monday in observance of Columbus Day. On Thursday we will be preparing for our AVID re-validation of our National Demonstration School status. We will have visitors to classes observing and evaluating how are implementing AVID throughout the school as well as using the instructional strategies to increase Rigor.  We are very excited about this re-validation opportunity!

Join LMS for the Alzheimers Walk on Saturday October 13 at Motorsports Park. 
You can donate or join the team by clicking here.

Daily Announcements
Official Lakeside Spirit Wear is now available for purchase.  Short and long-sleeved t-shirts are available as well as hoodies.  Order forms can be found outside B105, Mrs. Borchert’s room.  All orders are due no later than October 26.  Payment must accompany all orders.  Sample T-shirts are available in B105 for viewing if desired.  Don’t miss out.  Get your Lakeside spirit wear now.

Do you want to make a difference in the life of an Alzheimer’s patient? NJHS is selling paper flowers during the lunch periods.  The cost is $1.  We will hang them up all around the school. Thank you in advance for helping research find a cure for this disease.

JYC/Bible Club will be starting Thursday, October 11th.  We will be meeting in Room B132.  Anyone interested in joining can pick up a permission slip in Room B106 or in the Guidance Office. 

Our big school wide Otis Spunkmeyer/Cherrydale fundraiser is in full swing You now have less than three weeks to sell ten items to be able to participate in the Dash for Cash and have a chance at winning $100, gift cards, and more. Don't want to sell but still want to participate in the Dash for Cash? Ask Mrs. Salvati about our alternate donation opportunity.

Thank you and our joke for the week is: What is a skeletons favorite food? Spare ribs. Have a thrilling week!

Pictures from around the school
PBSIS Kick Off Assembly 

PBSIS Kick Off Assembly 

PBSIS Kick Off Assembly 

PBSIS Kick Off Assembly 

PBSIS Kick Off Assembly 

Mrs. Gehringer's class using their Chromebooks 

Puppet building at the PD Day 

Puppet building at the PD Day 

Puppet building at the PD Day 

Puppet building at the PD Day 

Puppet building at the PD Day 

Professional Development Day 


College Moms! 

Ms. Witchnick's class helped selling PBSIS Pencil grams 

Winner of the Week - Mr. Hand gets the Winner of the Week for going above and beyond to make history come alive!
Mr. Hand was having his students complete a murder mystery about the Boston Massacre. His students were very engaged and enjoyed Mr. Hand dressing up into character.  


Weekly Overview
Monday - October 9 - No School - Columbus Day 
Tuesday - B Day - October 10 - Staff Flu Clinic 
Wednesday - A Day - October 11 - Mid Marking Period; Subcommittees; 3:20 PM 
Thursday - B Day -  October 12 - AVID Re-validation coaching session
Friday - A Day - October 13 - First Marking Period Progress Reports distributed to students
Saturday - October 14 - NJHS Alzheimer's Walk at Motorsports 

Published by Spike Cook, Millville, NJ

Thursday, September 27, 2018

October 1 - 5, 2018

Lightning Round goes over 100,000 visitors! 
Lakeside Lightning,

It's All About Respect at LMS!

Congratulations to the Lakeside Lightning Round for passing the 100,000 visitor mark in less than 2 and half years! Thank you for your ongoing support!!!!

Can you believe that we are already through the first month of school for the 2018-19 school year? Time really is flying as we go throughout the learning process at Lakeside Middle School. Many students have completed their introductory assessments in their core classes so that teachers can understand their academic levels. These assessments are used in our Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) that the teachers engage a few times a week. In fact, the teachers will be getting additional training this week (while the students are off) on Wednesday, October 5, 2018.

Thank you to all of the parents and guardians who attended the Back to School Night. We tried to approach the BTSN differently this year in order to allow parents to attend multiple grade levels and classes that are offered A/B days. We would really appreciate your feedback so that is why developed a Google Form to hear what you thought. Please take a few minutes to share your opinions on the Back to School Night 2018. Click here for the survey.

Daily Announcements 
Do you want to "Fall Into a Good Book?"  If you enjoy reading, sharing what you read with others, comparing the book version to the movie version, or simply want to challenge yourself to read more advanced material, join Mrs. Birnstiel's Book Club after school on Tuesday's, starting October 2nd from 3:15 to 4:15.  We will go on adventures, analyze characters and their choices, explore other genres, and share our experiences, all while building reading mileage and raising our reading scores.  Pick up a permission slip outside of Y105 and return it by this Friday.  Light refreshments will be served.  Hope to see you there.

The starting date for 21st Century is Monday, October 1st.  If you have been accepted into the program, you will get a letter in homeroom on Wednesday, September 26th.  If you don't get a letter, you are currently on the waiting list.
Students that signed up and handed in a permission slip for Mat Ball Intramural's please check the sign up sheet by the Auxiliary Gym to see if you are cleared to participate. Must be cleared with a physical to play. Mat Ball will begin on Tuesday October 2nd.

Thank you and our joke for the week is: How did the egg get up the mountain? It scrambled up! Have a lovely Week!

Pictures from around the school 
8th grade night at Marching Band 

8th grade night at Marching Band 

8th grade night at Marching Band 

8th grade night at Marching Band 

8th grade night at Marching Band 

8th grade night at Marching Band 

Behavioral Disabilities class staff 


Winner of the Week - Michael Bullock 
I chose my student, Michael Bullock to be spotlighted for an activity he does outside of school. Michael, his mother, and other church members spend at least one Sunday a month feeding homeless people in our community. Not only does Michael participate, he puts forth 100% kindness. What I mean is this. Instead of just handing out food and moving on to the next person, Michael treats each person respectfully and spends time talking with them. This is something to be proud of, especially for a 6th grader. When asked why he does this, Michael said, "I feel good helping the homeless because they deserve a better life." Now that's a true example of being a kind and respectful community member! Great job, Michael!!!

Weekly Overview
Monday - B Day - October 1 - Whole School Assembly, afternoon schedule
Tuesday - A Day - October 2 - Another respectful day at LMS
Wednesday - October 3 - No School - Teacher In-service
Thursday - B Day -  October 4 - Another respectful day at LMS
Friday - A Day - October 5 - Another respectful day at LMS

Published by Spike Cook, Millville, NJ

Thursday, September 20, 2018

September 24 - 28, 2018

2018-19 NJHS Officers 
Lakeside Lightning,

It's All About Respect At LMS!

Students and teachers at LMS are getting into a routine as we enter the last week of September. There a lot of awesome things going on throughout the building and we are very pleased with the emphasis on learning and respect!

This week we have a lot of things going on. Our Back to School night is on Tuesday, September 25 at 6:30 PM. Parents be sure to get your child's schedule. We will not be printing out schedules. Everything about the night will be explained in "Homeroom."

Parent Shout Out
We want to thank our Platinum members of PTO for their generous donations
Jennifer Zerra
Kelly Sheppard
Wettstein Family
And Charles Olinda for being a GOLD member

Dr. Cook's Video Update of the Week 


AVID Community Counts 
AVID Community Counts projects will be starting again this year with a focus on health and wellness. We are partnering with Kathleen Felice from Cumberland County College, as well as the Millville Neighborhood Alliance to continue to grow and expand our projects and be a positive influence in our school and community. Stay tuned for more information and updates!

National Junior Honor Society Officers for 2018-19 
President - Jordan Webstewr
Vice President - Macie Jaquet
Secretary - Lili Mahabir
Treasurer - Stella Sheppard
Historians - Aliza Langlois and Abby Bender
Public Relations - CJ Staniec and Reese Sheppard

Daily Announcements
Mr. and Mrs. Zerra (Mr. Z wearing LMS gear) 
Are you a sixth grade student who is interested in being a member of our First Lego League competition team where we research a solution to a real-world problem, learn teamwork skills, and program a robot? Grab a permission slip in Ms. Caroll's room, Y124, and have it back by Monday, September 24th. THERE ARE ONLY 3 SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR 6TH GRADE STUDENTS so don't delay!

The starting date for 21st Century is Monday, October 1st.  If you have been accepted into the program, you will get a letter in homeroom on Wednesday, September 26th.  If you don't get a letter, you are currently on the waiting list.

All students interested in playing Intramural Mat Ball before school on Tuesday and Thursdays please pick up a permission slip from Coach Camerieri or Coach Wittman.  All students must have a current physical form in order to play.

See You At The Pole” will be held on Wednesday, September 26th.  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.

Love to sing? Any students not currently in Choir and interested in joining please see Ms. Andrews during Homeroom for details.

After-school select Choir, Shades of Blue will be starting soon. If interested in singing sign up to audition with Ms. Andrews during Homeroom!

For anyone interested in joining the garden club please stop by the main office and pick up a permission slip from Mrs. Hardy. The club will meet on Thursdays at 3:15pm to 4:15pm in our atrium area starting Oct. 4th.We will learn skills needed to maintain/prepare a garden during the different seasons.

Anyone interested in Student Council please stay after school in G208 for an informational meeting on Friday September 21st  - 4 PM pickup

Hey hey, what do ya say? Why don't you join cheer today! Do you want to cheer for the sports teams at Lakeside and have a chance to stunt, jump, tumble, and dance? Come to G210 and get a Cheer Club permission slip and physical form from Mrs. Stroup.

Business/Technology Club with Ms. Lind will start Wednesday, Sept. 26th in B-122. Come get a permission slip in B-122.  It runs Wednesdays from 3:10-4:10. Must have transportation or approval to walk home. Join us for online business fun!

6th Grade Math Club with Mrs. Zerra will start Tuesday, Oct. 2nd in Y110. See the folder outside of Y110 for a permission slip.
It runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:10-4:10. Must have transportation or approval to walk home. Join us for math practice, help with homework, interactive games, and a light snack.

Reminder to all students attending Friday night's football game: 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.

Thank you and our joke for the week is: What do you call an indecisive insect? A dust mite. Have a mighty week!

Pictures from around the school
New Bulletin Board . Thanks Mrs. Salvati 

Mrs. Daigle's son 

Mr. Rankin, Mrs, Kuhlen and Ms Scwegel 


Winner of the Week - Mrs. Benfer for her awesome Focused Note Taking Professional Development and continued support for the Lakeside staff.
Mrs. Benfer with the Rowan Owl 


Daily Schedule
Monday - A Day - (9/24) - Start the week with Hello
Tuesday - B Day - (9/25) - Start the week with Hello
Wednesday - A Day -  (9/26) - Google training with Mrs. .Daigle, CPT; Staff Meeting, 3:20 PM
Thursday - B Day - (9/27) - Picture Day
Friday - A Day - (9/28) - Picture Day

Published by Spike Cook, Millville, NJ