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