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

Thursday, September 13, 2018

September 17 - 21, 2018

LMS wore Red, White and Blue to remember 
Lakeside Lightning,

It's All About Respect at LMS! 

We had another great week at LMS! Our staff and students completed the First Three Days on Monday! We believe that the beginning to our school year allowed a very important transition to take place. As a school we have covered the expectations and more importantly, all staff and students were able to make connections with each other.

Thank you for your continued support of the LMS Lightning Round Blog! We are so close to breaking the 100,000 visitors plateau. As of 9/13/18 we are at 98,000!


Daily Announcements 
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!

The Lakeside Morning News Crew is currently seeking 6th, 7th, and 8th graders interested in being newscasters and tech crew for our daily morning announcements YouTube channel and PA announcement system. Please come to the TV studio in M120 after checking into homeroom and before 8:25 to try out!

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.

Come one! Come all! Registration packets are now being accepted for the 21st Century after-school club and spots are filling up fast!  We have everything from photography to robotics and everything in between.  Packets are available in the main office.  Return them to the main office or to Mrs. Gandy's room in B-130 no later than Friday, September 21st.
Any students interested in participating in fall sports must have a completed physical form turned in to the nurses' office as soon as possible. Physical forms are available in the main office and on the district website. HURRY, fall sports season begins soon!
For those interested in joining the girls soccer team there will be a brief informational meeting in room B109 today during 9th period. Please see Ms. Balinge in room B109 if you have questions or if you need a pass.

Thank you and our joke for the week is: When do astronauts eat? At launch time. Have a thrilling week!

Pictures from around the school - If you don't tell your story... who will? 
Ms. Carroll's class shared ideas on Respect 

Mrs. Zerra and Mrs. Harrington's combined math class 

Ms. Votta's class organizing ideas to stop bullying 

Ms. Votta's class organizing ideas to stop bullying 

Ms. Votta's class organizing ideas to stop bullying 

Mrs. Lopergolo's math class working on interactive notebooks

Mrs. Lopergolo's math class working on interactive notebooks 
Mrs. Lopergolo's math class working on interactive notebooks 



Twinning at LMS - Great minds dress alike!
Ms. Votta and Mrs. Lokuta 

Mrs. Harrington and Mrs. Zerra 


Winner of the Week - The winner of this week's blog is Mr. Drake and his family! Our new gym teacher Mr. Drake and his wife had their third baby today. Korynne Sarah Drake born @ 11:40 a.m. Congratulations Mr. Drake!!!



Weekly Overview 
Monday - 7/17/18 - B Day - Another respectful day at LMS
Tuesday - 7/18/18 - A Day - Another respectful day at LMS
Wednesday - 7/19/18 - B Day - Teacher CPT with Mrs. Benfer;
Thursday - 7/20/18 - A Day - Another respectful day at LMS; SLC Meeting, 3:20 PM
Friday - 7/21/18 - B Day - 8th Grade Marching Band Night, 5:00 PM

Published by Spike Cook, Millville, NJ

Sunday, September 9, 2018

September 10 - 14, 2018

It's All About Respect At LMS! 
Lakeside Lightning,

It's All About Respect At LMS! 

We had a very exciting back to school this week. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Lakeside Staff participated in district and school based professional development. The district is focusing on improving security throughout all of the schools. We learned about the ALICE way of securing our school in the event of an intruder.

Our theme at LMS is "It's All About Respect." The staff professional development sessions at Lakeside focused on Respect. We reviewed the "First 3 Days" Power Point and learned from one of the District Professional Development Specialists Margaret Keefer. Mrs. Keefer did such a great job that the staff have already requested to have her come back to LMS. The staff also had a lot of time to prepare their classrooms for the opening of school.

The first two days of school went very well. Every staff member covered an extensive Power Point presentation that covered get to know you activities, as well as all of the policies and procedures. Students who attended LMS before have noticed how different the opening has been this year. According to one 8th grade student, she said, "I can see how all of the staff is on the same page. As students we know that the theme is all about respect. Everyone is taking about it."

This week we will finish the Power Point on Monday. As the week progresses, students will begin to learn about their specific subjects and they will begin taking notes, having homework and taking tests!

Daily Announcements 
For anyone interested in playing for the 2018 Lakeside Boys’ soccer team:  sign-up sheets are posted in the cafeteria and outside room B137.  Please print your name and grade on the sheet, and there will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, September 12th after school in room B137.  The meeting will end at 3:30 and all students attending the meeting must have a ride home.  First practice is Thursday, September 13th for students who have been medically cleared.  Any questions, see Coach Kavanagh.

 Come one! Come all! Registration packets are now being accepted for the 21st Century after-school club and spots are filling up fast!  We have everything from photography to robotics and everything in between.  Packets are available in the main office.  Return them to the main office or to Mrs. Gandy's room in B-130 no later than Friday, September 21st.

Any students interested in participating in fall sports must have a completed physical form turned in to the nurses' office as soon as possible. Physical forms are available in the main office and on the district website. HURRY, fall sports season begins soon!

For those interested in joining the girls soccer team there will be a brief informational meeting in room B109 Thursday September 13th during 9th period. Please see Ms. Balinge in room B109 during homeroom if you have questions or if you need a pass.

Our joke for the week is: Why didn't the sun go to college? Because it already had a million degrees. Happy Week!

Pictures from around the school 
Mrs. Loprogolo's welcome back 

ALICE Training 

ALICE Training 

LMS Staff Development 

LMS Staff Development 

LMS Staff Development 

LMS Staff Development 

LMS Staff Development 

Mrs. Keefer presenting to LMS Staff 

LMS Staff Development 

LMS Staff Development 

LMS Staff Development 

LMS Staff Development 

LMS Staff Development 

LMS Staff Development 

LMS Staff Development 

LMS Staff Development 

LMS Staff Development 

LMS Staff Development 

LMS Staff Development 

LMS Opening Day 

LMS Opening Day 

LMS Opening Day 

Winner of the Week - This week's winner of the LMS Lightning Round Blog is our own Mr. Godfrey! He recently won the Administrator of the Year award as voted by the staff in the district. This is a huge honor! We are so grateful to have Mr. Godfrey on our staff! Congratulations!

Weekly Overview - For a detailed schedule, please access our calendar here 
Monday - A Day - 9/10/18 - Day 3 of the First Three Days
Tuesday - B Day - 9/11/18 - Patriot Day - Wear Red, White and Blue
Wednesday - A Day - 9/12/18 - Another respectful day at LMS
Thursday - B Day - 9/13/18 - Guidance Interviews
Friday - A Day - 9/14/18 - Another respectful day at LMS

Published by Spike Cook, Millville, NJ

Monday, September 3, 2018

September 3 - 7, 2018

Hallways - LMS's One Thing for 2018-19
Lakeside Lightning,

It's All About Respect at LMS! 

The Lakeside Lightning Round (in just 2.5 years) has been viewed over 95,000 times! We are very close to breaking the 100,000 mark!

We are looking forward to getting the school year started this week but before we officially open our doors to the students on Thursday, we have some work to accomplish!

On Tuesday September 4 the entire Millville Public School District will be visiting LMS for ALICE training. We will be learning from experts in the local Millville Police force as well as others throughout south Jersey who are trained in ALICE.

What is ALICE?
Alert - Get the word out that there is a threat
Lockdown - Secure a place to stay as much as possible
Inform - Give constant information to Police and admin
Counter - This is last resort. Countering will be focused on the situation
Evacuate - Get all students and staff to a safe place.

Want more on ALICE? Check out this resource (click here

On Wednesday, our LMS staff will be preparing for the students. We will review our goals and focus for the upcoming school year. As always, there are so many new things going on. We are very excited to get our classrooms ready! 

We will be emphasizing proper hallway etiquette this year 
We officially start the school year on Thursday. Our welcome back for the students is ambitious. For the first 3 days all students will experience the same lessons and focus based on the Significant 72 by fellow educator Greg Wolcott. 

These lesson plans and activities are designed to ensure that all staff reviews the expectations and policies with all students. According to Wolcott (2018), “The first three days of school (72 hours) are a crucial period in the development of student to teacher & student to student relationships. Since relationship building is a teacher's number one responsibility, all instructional time during the opening 3 days should be spent on accomplishing the following:
  • Teachers learn about each student.
  • Students learn about their teacher.
  • Students learn about each other.
  • Students learn about school expectations.
This is going to be an awesome opening this year as we put all of our ideas about improving Lakeside into practice!!! 

School doors open at 8:15 AM and the students are dismissed at 3:08 PM (6th graders) and 3:10 PM.

Pictures from around the school
8th grade teachers at a voluntary PD session 

8th grade teachers at a voluntary PD session 

New Student Orientation 

Dr. Cook's week before school starts desk :) 


Weekly Overview
Monday - No School Labor Day 
Tuesday - Staff Professional Development 
Wednesday - Staff Professional Development 
Thursday - First Day of School - A Day 
Friday -  Second Day of School - B Day 

Published by Spike Cook, Millville, NJ

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

2018-19 Homeroom List

Lakeside Lightning,

It's All About Respect at LMS! 

We are so sorry for the delay but you are now able to see your homeroom for the 2018-19 School Year.

Click on this LINK

Once you click on the link you will be taken to a Google Sheet. On the Google Sheet you will need to find your Student ID#  (Lunch Number) and then you will see your Homeroom Teacher as well as the Room Number.

Be sure to write this down and on the first day of school this is where you will directly report.

Student schedules will be distributed on the first day of school in homeroom.

Thank you again for your patience and we look forward to working with you this upcoming year.


LMS Staff

Published by Spike Cook, Millville, NJ