Sunday, February 18, 2018

February 19 - 23, 2018

Lakeside Lightning,

The World is Yours: Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities

This past week another school was victimized by a horrendous tragedy. Our hearts go out to community of Parkland, Florida. We also know that their is a national debate in progress regarding guns, mental health and politics.

As a school, however, it is our mission to create a safe learning environment. We take this responsibility very seriously which is why we do the following:

  • Follow policies and protocols on any suspicious behavior
  • Work closely with the Millville Police Department
  • Train staff and students on crisis situations such as fire drills, lock down drills and evacuation drills
  • Require all staff to go through safe and security training
  • Work closely with our District Crisis Coordinator Mr. Bob Cirroco
  • Have a dedicated Security team that monitors the front desk, hallways, perimeter and classrooms
  • Require all visitors to sign in and enter only at the front desk
  • Work collaboratively to investigate threats 
Again, we take these issues very seriously and work everyday to keep the students of Lakeside Middle School safe and secure. We appreciate the support of the parents and community members as this issue requires teamwork and trust to be successful! 

Mrs. Stroup's class wins $1,000 grant from Moby Max
The Multiple Teaching Strategy Study (MTSS) is researching how student incentives can help teachers who have limited time and resources implement multiple high-impact, evidence-based teaching strategies in their busy classrooms. Mrs. Stroup's students were required to take initial benchmark tests and then were randomly assigned to work on language arts or math. Students are required to log an average of three hours of time each week during the study. 

During the course of the study, students are expected to increase by at least one grade level in their assigned area. So far, she had students that have increased their math skills anywhere from .4-1.8 grade levels and students who have increased their language arts skills by 1.2-2.7 grade levels.  Her classroom will receive over $1,000 worth of prizes; including posters, t-shirts, gift certificates, mini bluetooth speakers, earbuds, a waterproof camera and teacher gifts during the 12 weeks the study is underway. 

Daily Announcements

Valentines in Ms. Lind's class 
Attention 8th grade students: Do you have a song request for our next dance? Get your requests in NOW in the box in front of Mr. Hands room. 

The Lakeside boys basketball team beat Vineland 37-23 avenging an earlier season loss. Keyvon Harrell led all scorers with 13 points. Raquan Ford had an exceptional game scoring in critical moments of the game and finishing with 10 points. 

The Lakeside girls basketball team defeated Vineland yesterday by a score of 35 to 27. Lakeside got outstanding performances from Sanaa Doss, Dahjanae Williams, and Julianna Wilson. Great Job girls! Reminder, there is no girls basketball practice today. Also, all girls are encourage to attend the Varsity game tonight at the Senior High. Millville takes on Holy Spirit in the opening round of the Cape Atlantic League tournament. Game time is 5:30. Go Bolts!
AV club will be meeting on Wednesday, February 21 and Friday February 23 at 3:20 in the DMC. Please come ready to continue our filming project. Any questions, please see Dr. Cook 

Hey everybody! This is Gabby Akiatan. For those who don't know me, I'm an 8th grade student here in Lakeside and I have a service project. I’m hosting a Diaper Drive. So this Valentine's Day, help me show some love to poor families with babies by donating diapers and baby wipes. Drop off locations are at Mrs. Kern's room Y131 and Mrs. Morgan's room M135. Every donation will help tremendously to those in need. Thank you very much for your support!
Happy Valentines Day! 
The National Junior Honor Society is now accepting applications for new members.  Any current 7th or 8th grade student who has maintained an 85 or above average in all subject areas for six consecutive marking periods is eligible to receive an application.  Please note the following important information:
*** Applications must be filled out entirely.  All sections must be completed for membership consideration. If you have any questions about the applications, please see Mrs. Gaudio or Mrs. Booz prior to the application deadline.
*** In addition to the application, students are required to submit one letter of recommendation from a non-family member, as well as a personal essay detailing why you should be selected for membership.
*** The application deadline is February 26, 2018
Tickets are now on sale for Lakeside Family Friendly Night at the Philadelphia 76’ers Game (76ers vs. Charlotte Hornets) on Monday, March 19th. Bus leaves Lakeside at 5 and returns at 10:30. Tickets are $25 cash (only-no checks accepted) per person and food will be provided at 4:00 p.m. at Lakeside before the game. Permission slips are available in the main office. Permission slips can be returned to Mrs. Benfer in the main office.
Thank you and our Black History Month Fact is: Did you know that Marie Van Brittan Brown, a nurse and inventor, invented a precursor to the modern home TV security system.  Ms. Brown decided to invent this security system because the crime rate was high in her NY City neighborhood and the local police didn’t always respond to emergencies.  This motorized camera was able to project images onto a TV monitor, it included a two-way microphone to speak with a person outside, and an emergency alarm button to notify the police.

Pictures from around the school
Mr. P made some LMS Lightning crayons! 

6th grade dance was a success! 

6th grade dance was a success! 

6th grade dance was a success! 

6th grade dance was a success! 

Mr, Hakola and Mr. Perry, two awesome chaperones!

6th grade dance was a success! 

6th grade dance was a success! 

6th grade dance was a success! 

6th grade dance was a success! 

6th grade dance was a success! 

6th grade dance was a success! 

Mrs. Gaudio's class is spreading kindness 

Mrs. Gaudio's class is spreading kindness 

ANSHANNAY won Levoy tickets in Mrs. Lind's class 


Happy Valentines from Mrs. Lind 

Happy Valentines Day from Mrs. Lind 

Happy Valentines Day from Mrs. Lind's class 

Winners of the Week - This week we have had two our our teachers play the infamous Carnegie Hall in New York City. Ms. Zeiters earned her way to Carnegie by playing with the Atlantic Pops. Ms. Andrews, our new music teacher, earned her way through the Continuo Arts Foundation. Congratulations to Ms. Zeiters and Ms. Andrews! 
Ms. Zeiters at Carnegie 

Ms. Zeiters and Mrs. Dixon (from Mt. Pleasant) 
Continuo Arts Foundation at Carnegie 



Ms. Andrews (second from right) seeing Carnegie!
Monday - 2/19/18 - No School - Presidents Day
Tuesday - 2/20/18 - A Day 
Wednesday - 2/21/18 - B Day 
Thursday - 2/22/18 - A Day 
Friday - 2/23/18 - B Day 

Published by Dr. Spike Cook, Millville, NJ


Sunday, February 11, 2018

February 11 - 15, 2018

Lakeside Lighnting,

Our NJHS were the Grand Champions for Alzthemier Walk
The World Is Yours: Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities

What a week for sports in the south Jersey area! The Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl in dramatic fashion. Close to 3 million people went to the parade and celebrated the win.

Meanwhile at Lakeside Middle School, we had another tremendous week. Our staff participated in their own SOUPer Bowl. We had over 20 staff members submit their own soup to be judged and enjoyed. There were about 75 staff who enjoyed the soups and we donated half of the proceeds to the PBSIS program. Congratulations to Mrs. Hickman for winning! Also, a big thank you to Mrs. Oquendo for organizing it!




Congratulations to Mrs. Hickman, the Golden Spoon Winner

Course Selection for 8th grade into 9th grade
SOUPer Bowl = Super Time
The 8th grade students have begun scheduling their 9th grade courses with the high school counselors.  They are being asked to have the yellow sheet signed by their parent and returned to Mrs. Hallenbeck.  They can bring the sheet to the main office or they can give it to their homeroom teacher to place in Mrs. Hallenbeck's mailbox.

 Also, Mrs. Hallenbeck is making her way through the 8th grade science classes to present the information they will need to best prepare for their high school experience.  She has presented the information to three of the six groups, so please encourage the students to be patient if she has not gotten to their class yet.  They will not be missing out on anything if they have to wait a week or two to select their courses.

ESSA Parent Night at Lakeside on February 26, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
Attention Parents and Guardians: Lakeside Middle School will be hosting the ESSA Parent Night at Lakeside on Monday, February 26 @6:00 PM. ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) is the new governing law for public education from the Federal Government. During the meeting you will have an opportunity to learn about how the ESSA impacts Lakeside Middle School and you will be part of designing our School Improvement Plan for next year. We encourage you to learn more about the Every Student Succeeds Act by visiting the NJDOE’s website at www.state.nj.us/education/ESSA; in addition, the NJDOE homepage www.state.nj.us/education provides links to other useful education information in the state of New Jersey.

The SOUPer Bowl 
Daily Announcements
The National Junior Honor Society will be selling Valentine gifts next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday or until sold out.  The gifts will range from $2 - $3 and will be available for sale in Mrs. Gaudio's room Y133 during homeroom.  All proceeds will be given to the March of Dimes.

Yes, February 14th is Valentine’s Day, but it’s also PBSIS Pretzel Day!!!!!
Pretzels are available during all lunches
2 Zaps gets you a delicious soft pretzel
Limit of 1 pretzel per person
Quantities are limited
See you on Pretzel Day!!!!!!

To the CREW of Seussical.   The backstage crew members should meet with us on Monday, February 12 and 14th until 5:00.  Only the sound person from the booth should report.   The paint crew should still to continue to come as assigned to the Wednesday and Thursday groups.   It is getting close!

Souper Bowl 2018 
Student Council 6th grade social is Friday February 16 from 3:30-5:00.  Permission slips and money are due by Feb. 14. to Ms. Kern in Y131- tickets will be issued at homeroom on the day of the dance.  Hope to see you there.   Bring money to buy refreshments.

The National Junior Honor Society is now accepting applications for new members.  Any current 7th or 8th grade student who has maintained an 85 or above average in all subject areas for six consecutive marking periods is eligible to receive an application.  Please note the following important information:
*** Applications must be filled out entirely.  All sections must be completed for membership consideration. If you have any questions about the applications, please see Mrs. Gaudio or Mrs. Booz prior to the application deadline.
*** In addition to the application, students are required to submit one letter of recommendation from a non-family member, as well as a personal essay detailing why you should be selected for membership.
*** The application deadline is February 26, 2018

Tickets are now on sale for Lakeside Family Friendly Night at the Philadelphia 76’ers Game (76ers vs. Charlotte Hornets) on Monday, March 19th. Bus leaves Lakeside at 5 and returns at 10:30. Tickets are $25 cash (only-no checks accepted) per person and food will be provided at 4:00 p.m. at Lakeside before the game. Permission slips are available in the main office. Permission slips can be returned to Mrs. Benfer in the main office.

Thank you and instead of a joke we have a Black History Fact of the Day: Did you know Esther Jones was the real Betty Boop!
The iconic cartoon character Betty Boop was inspired by a Black jazz singer in Harlem. Introduced by cartoonist Max Fleischer in 1930, the caricature of the jazz age flapper was the first and most famous female symbol in animation.  Baby Esther’s “baby style” did little to bring her mainstream fame and she died in relative obscurity but a piece of her lives on in the iconic character Betty Boop.
Thank you and have a fabulous week!

Pictures from around the school
Mrs. Brown's class learning about African American History 

Souper Bowl 


Please help Gabby with her project! 

PBSIS winners 

PBSIS winners 

PBSIS winners 

Mrs. Rauch's students have purchased their desks! 

Mrs. Rauch's students have purchased their desks! 

Mrs. Rauch's students problem solving! 

Mrs. Rauch's students problem solving! 

Mrs. Rauch's students problem solving! 

Mrs. Rauch's students problem solving! 

Mrs. Rauch's students problem solving! 

Mrs. Rauch's students bought their desks


Twinning at LMS - Great Minds Dress Alike
Ms. Lind and Harley were twinning 

Ms. Wynn and Mr. Losaw were twinning on College Day 

Winners of the Week - Congratulations to the Lakeside Middle School Wrestling Team, coached by Mr. Williams, for having 6 of the 12 wrestlers medal at the Atlantic Cape Middle School Tournament.
LMS Wrestling 

LMS Wrestling 


Daily Schedule - For a detailed schedule, please visit our calendar 
Monday - 2/12/18 - B Day
Tuesday - 2/13/18 - A Day
Wednesday - 2/14/18 - B Day
Thursday - 2/15/18 - A Day
Friday - 2/16/18 - B Day

Sunday, February 4, 2018

February 5 - February 9, 2018

Lakeside Lightning,

LMS staff are proud of the Eagles! 
The World Is Yours: Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities

We had a very exciting week at LMS! On Monday, our staff had the opportunity to work on curriculum, develop ideas on our school improvement, and learn about mindfulness techniques. There was a buzz throughout the week about the upcoming Super Bowl. Many students and staff wore their Eagles gear, and a few wore their Patriots gear.

On Friday, our 7th grade AVID students visited the Rowan Planetarium at Rowan University. After the amazing space exploration, the AVID students were treated to a presentation by Dr. JT Mills, Assistant Director of the Office of Equity and Diversity. He spoke to the kids about the importance of reading, asking questions, and becoming involved in school. The students also got the opportunity to meet Kianna Price, a former AVID student and African Studies Major at Rowan. She inspired the students and we were able to learn a lot from her!


Dr. Cook and Mrs. Tymkiw learning about partner stretching 
Mrs. Tymkiw gets accepted to appear on Jeopardy! 
We are so excited to announce that Mrs. Tymkiw will be traveling to Los Angeles, CA on March 19-22, 2018.  Not only will this be the opportunity of a lifetime for Mrs. Tymkiw, but it will be good for Lakeside and the district as well.  She will be earning grant money for her classroom! 

Happy National School Counselors Week! 
We want to thank our school counselors. What would we do without them? They meet with students, teachers and parents to ensure our students are on the right track. Be sure to thank Mr. Bunting, Mrs. Dandrea, Ms. Acosta, Mrs. Jost, Mrs. Muller, Ms. Deforest, and Ms. Eppright!

Daily Announcements 
AV Club Members working on the LMS video
The National Junior Honor Society is now accepting applications for new members.  Any current 7th or 8th grade student who has maintained an 85 or above average in all subject areas for six consecutive marking periods is eligible to receive an application.  Please note the following important information:
*** Applications must be filled out entirely.  All sections must be completed for membership consideration. If you have any questions about the applications, please see Mrs. Gaudio or Mrs. Booz prior to the application deadline.
*** In addition to the application, students are required to submit one letter of recommendation from a non-family member, as well as a personal essay detailing why you should be selected for membership.
*** The application deadline is February 26, 2018

Mrs. Schwailik and Mr. Bunting! 
Are you interested in becoming a newscaster on our brand new morning announcements YouTube channel? Come to Mrs. Salvati’s room, M102, during homeroom this week to try out!

Help to warm the Hearts of our Veterans by donating personal care items, such as chapstick, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, combs, or brushes.  Bring in these items to Mrs. Oquendo in Y123 or Mrs. Gehringer in Y130 by February 7th.

Tickets are now on sale for Lakeside Family Friendly Night at the Philadelphia 76’ers Game (76ers vs. Charlotte Hornets) on Monday, March 19th. Bus leaves Lakeside at 5 and returns at 10:30. Tickets are $25 cash (only-no checks accepted) per person and food will be provided at 4:00 p.m. at Lakeside before the game. Permission slips are available in the main office. Permission slips can be returned to Mrs. Benfer in the main office.

Thank you and the joke of the week is: What kind of tree is often found in the kitchen? A pantry (pan-tree). Hope you’re cooking up awesome things on this fabulous week!

Pictures from around the school
Mr. Young is rooting for the Eagles! 


Dr. Pogust presenting to the staff at the PD session on Mindfulness 

Mrs. Lokuta's students trying to put themselves in order 

AVID students at the Edelman Planetarium 

6th grade Math Team 

Dr. Mills talkiong with the AVID Students 

AVID Students learning about College Life 

AVID Students learning about College Life 

AVID Students learning about College Life 

21st Century club members working on their robots 

21st Century club members working on their robots 

Winners of the Week - Part 1 - Recently, two LMS students were acknowledged at the Board of Education Meeting. Kerry Shea, current 6th grader, won as a 5th grader when she designed the winning design for the Week of Respect Contest for Mt. Pleasant. In addition, Nayomy Ortiz-Mejias, won for Lakeside Middle School for the Week of Respect!
Congratulations Nayomy 

Dr. Cook and Nayomy 

Kerry Shea with Ms. Jenkins and her brother Will 

Winners of the Week Part 2 - Our Performing Arts Department had a stellar week! Gabby Akiatan was celebrated for her efforts by making the All South Jersey Band. In addition, William Shea and Andrew Laird were recognized for being named to the Olympic Conference Honors Band! 
Congratulations to Gabby Akiatan, All South Jersey Band! 


Congratulations to Andrew Laird and William Shea for Olympic Conference Honors Band

Weekly Overview - (For all activities use this link)
Monday - A Day
Tuesday - B Day
Wednesday - A Day
Thursday - B Day
Friday - A Day

Published by Dr. Spike Cook, Millville, NJ