The Lion's Roar Newsletter

April 2019 Parent Newsletter-Volume 9, Issue 8

LVE Students Prepare for MAP Testing

We hope that all of you had a relaxing, fun-filled spring break. The fourth quarter has arrived, and the students and staff at Lakeview have hit the ground running. It’s hard to believe, but the end of the 2018-2019 school year is just around the corner. It is important to maintain our momentum and focus throughout this final home stretch. Our teachers and students are diligently focusing on curriculum and grade level expectations to ensure that we finish the year on a high note. We appreciate all of your efforts in supporting this journey to excellence!

Beginning April 17, Lakeview students in Grades 3-6 will participate in the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP). MAP is one way we measure student achievement, as well as our progress with curricular and state goals and standards. The MAP Grade-Level Assessment will be administered online. Our MAP schedule/window will extend from the last half of April through the first half of May. Please refer to your child's classroom newsletter for detailed information about your child's testing schedule.

Please help our students shine by making sure they get plenty of rest each night and have a healthy breakfast each day. We also ask that you ensure that your child arrives at school each day on time, and we kindly suggest that you avoid scheduling appointments during testing hours. Finally, we recommend that you talk to your child about doing his or her best on the test, but not to the extent that he or she is worried or stressed. This is not a test for which students study; it is a chance for them to show what they know!

For further information, please review the LVE 2019 MAP Parent/Guardian Letter as well as the MAP Information for Parents sheet from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Testing Dates, Times, and Subject Areas:

Sixth Grade:

Wednesday, May 1 - Core 1: 9:25-11:25 AM/Core 3: 1:15-3:15 PM (English Language Arts)

Thursday, May 2 - Core 2: 10:25 AM-12:25 PM/Core 4: 1:15-3:15 PM (English Language Arts)

Friday, May 3 - Regular Schedule (English Language Arts)

Monday, May 7 - Regular Schedule (English Language Arts)

Wednesday, May 8 - Regular Schedule (Math)

Thursday, May 9 - Core 4: 1:35-3:15 PM (Math)

Friday, May 10 - Core 1: 9:30-10:55 AM/Core 2: 10:55 AM-12:25 PM/Core 3: 1:15-2:50 PM (Math)

Tuesday, May 14 - Regular Schedule (Math)

Fifth Grade:

Wednesday, April 17 - 8:45-11:00 AM (English Language Arts)

Thursday, April 18 - 8:45-11:00 AM (English Language Arts)

Thursday, May 9 - 8:45-11:00 AM (Math)

Friday, May 10 - 10:30-11:30 AM (Math)

Wednesday, May 15 - 8:45-11:00 AM (Science)

Thursday, May 16 - 8:45-11:00 AM (Science)

Fourth Grade:

Tuesday, April 23 - 8:45-11:00 AM (English Language Arts)

Wednesday, April 24 - 8:45-11:00 AM (English Language Arts)

Thursday, April 25 - 8:45-11:00 AM (English Language Arts)

Tuesday, May 7 - 8:45-11:00 AM (Math)

Wednesday, May 8 - 8:45-9:30 AM (Math)

Third Grade:

Monday, April 29 - 8:45-11:00 AM (English Language Arts)

Tuesday, April 30 - 8:45-11:00 AM (English Language Arts)

Monday, May 13 - 8:45-11:00 AM (Math)

Tuesday, May 14 - 8:45-9:45 AM (Math)

Summer Journey

WSD is pleased to offer a Summer School Program for K-8 students called Summer Journey. This summer offering is free of charge for our families. Summer Journey is an exciting approach to learning for our students. This summer school program provides an opportunity for students to engage in over 60 hours of enrichment and to review and apply previously learned skills and knowledge. The academic courses include hands-on instruction centered in reading, language arts, math, science and social studies in a relaxed format (no homework or tests for grades).

DATES: June 3 - June 27. School will be in session Monday - Thursday.

LOCATIONS: Summer Journey will be held at five elementary schools and Frontier Middle School. Placement of your student will depend on where he/she will attend school in August 2019.

TIMES: 8:20 AM - 3:20 PM for incoming Kindergarten through sixth grade students; 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM for incoming seventh and eighth grade students.

WSD's Summer Journey partner, Catapult Learning, will provide gift cards to students who meet attendance criteria.

For more information, please visit the WSD Website.

News from Child Nutrition

For the remainder of the school year, the lunch menu will consist of one popular item and a Manager's Special. This is in an effort to control the food cost for the remainder of the year, as schools are trying to use their current inventory.

The menus have been changed in Nutrislice and are visible to parents.

Seeking Lunch and Recess Supervisor

We are still looking to fill one lunch and recess supervisor opening at Lakeview. Our lunch and recess supervisors work from 10:15 AM to 1:15 PM each day and assist with supervision on late start mornings. This position is paid an hourly wage. We have been very fortunate to have had these positions filled by many wonderful Lakeview parents, and we hope to continue that tradition. If you are interested and/or would like additional information, please contact Mr. Holler ( or Dr. Rowe (

WSD Board of Education Candidates 2019

The biographies that have been submitted from this year's Board of Education candidates have been posted on the WSD website: The biographies are posted exactly as they are received from the candidates as an opportunity for stakeholders to learn more about who is running for the Board of Education. Seven candidates will be on the ballot for two open seats in the April 2, 2019 election. The open seats are currently held by Dale Schaper and Jennifer Simpson, and each open seat is for a three-year term. Simply click on the candidate's name under their photo to view his/her submitted biography. #GrowingTogether