Sunday, January 14, 2018

January 15 - January 19, 2018

Lakeside Lightning,

The World Is Yours: Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities

The LMS Lightning Bots 
This week Lakeside Middle School learned about our new classification with the New Jersey Department of Education. Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that went into effect in August of 2017, school districts are identified based on student growth on the PARCC. Our new classification is a Target School. We are excited to note that we met the previous sub groups as a Focus school.  We could not have met these targets without the support of parents, students and the dedicated teachers!

There are still areas we need to improve but it is clear the LMS is making significant progress. In the next few weeks, we will be sending out the specific information to the parents as well as having a parent informational night. We will also be posting this information on our website and blog. Stay tuned and thank you for your continued support!

This week we have off on Monday because of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This holiday is very special for us because of the contributions Martin Luther King Jr. made to the Civil Rights of the United States. His "I Have a Dream" speech is legendary and has impacted countless Americans of all backgrounds.

Here is a clip from Dr. Martin Luther King's famous speech:

Daily Announcements
6th grade Students of the Month enjoying some pizza! 
Any girls interested in playing travel lacrosse, Coach McCarthy from the Senior High School will be holding a short meeting in the cafeteria on Wednesday, January 17th from 3:15-3:35. You will need a ride home. If you cannot make it, see Coach Wichnick upstairs in G211

Cookies, Cookies, Cookies
Tuesday, January 16th is PBSIS Cookie Day in all lunches
Bring a zap or 2 to your lunch period and enjoy a delicious cookie or 2
Limit 2 cookies per person

Attention all field hockey players: sweatshirts are in! See Coach Wichnick in G211 as soon as possible with your $30 payment

Attention all AVA Club Members - We will be having a meeting today January 19, 2018 at 3:20 PM in the DMC. Please see Dr. Cook if you have any questions.

Brrr it is cold out there- Student Council is now excepting any donations for new hats/gloves,  hand warmers, slightly used blankets, and warm jackets.  Just think of the impact you can make on someone who is out in the elements.  Thanks!

Thank you and the joke of the week is: When does it rain money? When there is change in the weather. Have a fabulous week!

Congratulations to Andrew Laird and Will Shea who auditioned and made it into the Olympic Conference Honors Band!
Andrew (left) and Will (right) are on their way to the Olympic Conference Band! 

Twining at LMS - Great Minds Dress Alike
Mr. Hudson, Mr. Protic and Mr. Gardenhire rocking the purple! 

Mr. Jimenez, Mr. Hudson and Mr. Godfrey were triplets 

The Grennon cousins with opposites

Winners of the Week
This week our winners of the blog are the Lego Robotics Club! They represented LMS on Saturday at their competition and came in 10th out 16 schools! Thank you to Mrs. Salvati and Ms. Carroll for their leadership and support of the club! 
The Lego Robotics club preparing for Competition 

Lightning Bots at the competition 

The Lightning Bots 

Competition time! 

Weekly Overview
Monday - 1/15/18 - No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Tuesday - 1/16/18 - B Day - NJCAP 7th grade; PBSIS Cookie Day; Art, Library, Cheer, HW, Math, Phys Ed clubs 3:20 PM
Wednesday - 1/17/18 - A Day - NJCAP 7th grade; Department Meeting, Math/Science, LAL, 3:20 PM
Thursday - 1/18/18 - B Day - NJCAP 7th grade; Shades of Blue, HW, LAL, Lego, PBSIS clubs, 3:20 PM
Friday - 1/19/18 - A Day - NJCAP 7th grade; PTO Dash for Cash, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Published by Dr. Spike Cook, Millville, NJ

Sunday, January 7, 2018

January 8 - 12, 2018

Lakeside Lightning,

The World Is Yours: Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities

Although we didn't have school, the custodian crew worked!
Last week the east coast experienced an unprecedented storm called a Bomb Cyclone. I am sure every had to look that up as we did, but in short a Bomb Cyclone refers to "a phenomenon expected to occur as this weather event unfolds. The official term is explosive cyclogenesis, or bombogenesis which—in addition to being my new favorite word—is actually really common." (Source: Popular Science)

A big shout out goes to our custodial staff. They braved the storm and shoveled the grounds around the school. As you are aware, our school is humongous with lots of sidewalks. The custodian staff ensured that we would be safe when return to school on Monday.

Important Parent Meeting - January 10 at 6:00 PM in DMC 
This week we will have a special parent meeting on Wednesday, January 10 at 6:30 PM in the DMC. The purpose of this meeting is address concerns of bullying at Lakeside Middle School. Sue Bacon, from the NJCAP program, will review how all of the students and staff are trained to identify and address bullying at Lakeside Middle School. This will be a great session for parents to attend so they can see first hand how LMS is addressing bullying.

Gifted and Talented LMS students win Stock Market in National Competition
Congratulations to First Place Middle School Division winners Milton White, Uche Aliche, Paul Porecca, and Will Shea. These students will receive a trophy and $250.00 dollar gift card per team member!

In addition, LMS also secured Third Place in the Middle School Division and the following students Sydney Repp, Andrew Zerra, and Karen Chainey will receive $125.00 gift card per team member!

Additional Honor Roll Assembly 
We had an issue regarding who earned honor roll or principal’s list for 1st MP.  Due to the number of students on the attached list, we will be holding a second assembly to recognize these students for their achievement.  The assembly will be held on Friday, January 12 at 2:00.  Passes will be issued to students in homeroom on January 12th.

Congratulations to the 7th Grade Students of the Month! 
Jake Boggs for Language Arts
Enaysha Walker for Math
Karla lopez-Vivar for Social Studies
Armando Virutet for Science

Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser - From now until April 2, 2018 (Benefits 8th grade) 
We are participating in a unique fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings.

Here are the rules: "When your guests dine with us they simply show this card to the staff member processing payment.  At this point the team member will tag the check with a "Team L".  This will tag the check so the discussed percentage will be set aside for your fundraiser. 

This PDF file can be emailed, printed/handed out, sent through text, or posted on social media.  All we require is that your guest presents the flyer in some fashion.   We do not allow solicitation in front of the restaurant handing out flyers."

Daily Announcements 
Do you like to sing? Dance? Is acting your specialty?  Are you a talented artist?  If so, Performance Plus is for you.  This two-day workshop takes place at Wheaton Village on February 8th and 9th .   All Lakeside students are able to sign up for this activity.  There is a $40 fee to attend.  Please see Mrs. Gaudio in Y 133 to register.  Don’t delay – spots fill up quickly!

Any students who have signed up for Intramural Weight Training. Please check the sign up list down by the Auxiliary Gym to see if they are eligible to play. Students with “cleared” next to their name can participate. Weight Training will begin on January 9th. Any questions please see Coach Camerieri or Coach Wittman.

First Lego League Club is meeting every day after school until 5 p.m. in M102 to prepare for our January 13th competition. If you cannot attend you must notify Ms. Carroll or Mrs. Salvati as there is important information you need.

Thank you and the joke of the week is: Why couldn’t the bicycle stand up by itself? It was two tired. Have an energized Week at LMS!

Pictures from around the school
LMS storm clean up  

LMS storm clean up  

LMS storm clean up  

LMS storm clean up  

LMS storm clean up  

LMS storm clean up  

LMS storm clean up  

LMS storm clean up  

LMS storm clean up  

LMS storm clean up  

Winners of the Week
This week's winners of the blog go to our Custodian Team led by Mr. Wayne Parr. As mentioned earlier in the blog, the crew braved the elements and ensured that our school would be open and ready. Thanks for all you do!


Weekly Schedule
Monday - 1/8/2018 - Phys Ed, Credit Completion, 3:20 PM
Tuesday - 1/9/2018 - Honors Band auditions, Library, HW, Art, Math, Phys Ed clubs, 3:20 PM
Wednesday - 1/10/18 - Department Meetings, 3:20 PM; PTO Meeting, 5:00 PM; Parent Anti Bullying Meeting, 6:00 PM
Thursday - 1/11/18 - Lego, LAL, HW, Shades of Blue clubs, SLC Meeting, 3:20 PM
Friday - 1/12/18 - AVA Club, 3:20 PM

Published by Dr. Spike Cook, Millville, NJ