Sunday, January 28, 2018

January 29 - February 2, 2018

GT Student Luncheon 
The World is Yours: Turning Dreams Into Realty

This week we only have four days of school. On Monday, January 29, 2018, the staff will be in Professional Development sessions. Our staff will be learning more about mindfulness, working on the the School Improvement Plan, or writing their curriculum. We take Professional Development very serious and the staff accomplishes so much to improve our school!

Last week our 8th graders were treated to a a Glow Dance. According to Mr. Hudson, "On Friday, we created an amazing experience for our students with the "Glow Dance." Our students had a great time and were all smiles. For two hours, the dance floor was full of glowing students, the tables we set up were barely used, and the gym was full of excitement. A big shout out to everyone who helped make this event possible." He went on the thank the 30 staff members who helped make the event a success.  Congratulations to the 8th grade students and their staff for putting this together.

8th Grade Glow Dance Video

Daily Announcements 
GT Luncheon 
Lakeside Wrestling next practice is Tuesday until 5pm.  All wrestlers will meet in M101 after school on Tuesday, do not go to the gym. Again, Tuesday after school all wrestlers go to M101.

Are you interested in becoming a newscaster on our brand new morning announcements YouTube channel? Come to Mrs. Salvati’s room, M102, during homeroom next 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.

Are you ready to GLOW?! Tonight from 6-8 is the first ever 8th grade only GLOW dance. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from Mrs. Sooy and Ms. Dimattia during homeroom. Glow items and snacks will be for sale as well.
Attention all AVA club members. We will have our next meeting on Friday, Feb 1 after school.

Are you interested in being part of the inaugural Millville Youth Empowerment Summit? We are looking for volunteers to assist with this epic event. Check out for more information and be sure to save March 17, 2018 from 9:00 AM -12:00 PM

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: Have you ever heard of the music group called Cellophane? They mostly wrap. Have a funny Week!

Twinning at LMS - Great Minds Dress Alike 
Mr. P and Ms. Toledo 

Pictures from around the school 
Mrs. Pettit, Mr. Fien and Ms. DiMattia laughing at the AVID parent night 

Ms. Elwell's class engaged in learning

What is Mr. Fien's goal? 

Ms. Elwell's class engaged in learning 

Sue Bacon, from NJCAP, presenting to our staff 

Staff learning about bullying prevention 

The Millville team that went to the National SAM Conference. Ms. Wynn and Dr. Cook attended from LMS

Winners of the Week - This week the winners of the blog are the 8th grade students. They continue to make such a positive impact on our school. We are really grateful for them! 

Some of the 8th graders at the Glow Dance 

Daily Schedule 
Monday - No School - Professional Development Day
Tuesday - 1/30/18 - A Day
Wednesday - 1/31/18 - B Day
Thursday - 2/1/18 - A Day
Friday - 2/2/18 - B Day

Published by Dr. Spike Cook, Millville, NJ

Sunday, January 21, 2018

January 22 - 26, 2018

Lakeside Lightning,

Snowy Courtyard 
The World Is Yours Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities

We had another productive week at Lakeside Middle School! Our 7th graders participated in the NJ CAP program's 3 day Anti Bullying Program. Students learned about the problems associated with bullying as well as the various types of bullying. They participated in discussions and hands-on activities designed to make them safer and smarter about the issues surrounding bullying. The presentations will conclude this week. On Wednesday, the NJCAP program will present to our staff at the monthly meeting.

This week the 8th grade AVID students will be going on a field trip to the Holocaust Museum. In addition, the 8th grade students will have their first dance of the year on Friday, January 26, 2018 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM!

Be on the lookout for our new You Tube Channel! We have recently updated a few things with our TV Studio and connected it with You Tube. Shortly, we will be posting our daily announcements as well as school events on the You Tube Channel. This will assist us in the future as we can record school events so that everyone can see the awesomeness of LMS!

Video of the Week - LMS Dash for Cash - Slow Motion 

Daily Announcements 
The new TV Studio is coming along 
The Lakeside Girls Basketball team upped their record to 3 and 0 by beating Vineland and Lower Cape May this week. Lakeside was once again lead in scoring by Gabi Micheaux and Julianna Wilson. Leading the team defensively is Aaniyah Street, Leah Ellis, and Sanaa Doss. Without their lockdown defense these victories would not have been possible. Lakeside looks to keep their winning streak alive on Monday against Alder. Keep up the great work Girls!

Lakeside Wrestling practice has been changed from ending at 5:30pm to 5:00pm today. Again, the end time of wrestling practice today is at 5pm. Any questions see Coach Williams in M101.

Attention all AVA club members. We will have our next meeting on Friday Feb 1 after school.

Today at 2 p.m. is the DASH FOR CASH for students who sold 10 items or more in the fall fundraiser. If that sounds like you, then you should have received a pass to come down today. Listen for the all call before reporting to the cafeteria.

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 did the yoga instructor say when the landlord tried to evict her? Namaste. Have a peaceful Week!

Congratulations to Oliver for winning the Dash for Cash!
$100.00 in cash!!! 

Pictures from around the school
CAS production assisting with the instillation 

Checking out the camera! 

Designing the new TV Studio 

The new background for the TV Studio 

Mr. Garrison learning the behind the scenes 

Dash For Cash! 

Dash For Cash! 

Dash For Cash! 

Dash For Cash! 

Winner of the Week - Student Council and Mrs. Kern! 
This week's winner of the week is our Student Council! Lead by Tanyha Smith as the President, Juliana Giordano, Vice President, and Leah Elis, Secretary, the student council has worked collaboratively to raise money for Veterans, Homeless, Puerto Rico and those less fortunate in our community. In addition, they have planned Spirit Weeks, coordinated the Veterans Day Assembly and lead by example throughout the school! They couldn't have done this without the help of their dedicated advisor, Mrs. Kern!!!

Weekly Schedule 
Monday - B Day - Phys Ed, Credit Completion, 3:20 PM; Millville Youth Empowerment Summit, 6:00 PM; BOE Meeting, 7:00 PM
Tuesday - A Day - HW, Library, Phys Ed, Art, Math and Cheer Clubs, 3:20 PM
Wednesday - B Day - Staff Meeting, 3:20 PM
Thursday - A Day - AVID 8th Grade Trip To Holocaust Museum; Shades of Blue, HW, LAL, Lego Robotics, 3:20 PM
Friday - B Day - 8th Grade Dance, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Published by Dr. Spike Cook, Millville, NJ

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