This Is How We Lakeview

October 2021 Edition

We have made it to October!

Reminder that Wednesday, October 6th is a virtual learning day for all students. Students will have assignments that they are expected to work on while they are home that day. There will be NO ATTENDANCE CHECK-IN by parents or students required for this day.

Parent-Teacher conferences are October 7th and 12th. If you would like to set up a conference with your student's team, please reach out to any of the their team teachers and they can set up a conference. All conferences will be virtual.

PTO is sponsoring Teen Night. Since we have not had a teen night in several years, the students have never experienced it. We usually have open courts for basketball and either volleyball or dodgeball, music, games, crafts, and other activities for the students to participate in. It will be held at Lakeview Junior High on October 22nd. This is for LAKEVIEW STUDENTS ONLY. More information will be coming soon. FYI, this is not a VAX card event as this is PTO sponsored and not school sponsored.

Rachael Hanagan


October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Parents, during the month of October your students will have lots of mini-lessons and conversation starters during their PAWtime on Bullying. Please take a few minutes to ask your student what they are discussing during PAWtime. Families play an important role in helping us create a positive school culture at Lakeview. Our goal is that Lakeview Junior High be a place where all students feel safe and a sense of belonging. Here are some resources to help you continue the conversations at home. You can visit Stomp Out Bullying and Stop Bullying for information, resources and support.

PTO is in need of donations

The Lakeview PTO is in the process of putting together our tree for the annual PEF (Pickerington Education Foundation) Charity event. The tree will be part of a silent auction to raise money for PLSD students. We are in need of donations that are valued at $20 each or greater to achieve a total of $200 total in items. The theme for our tree is Go BUCKS! so any OSU related items or gift cards are appreciated. If you have items to donate, please send them with your student or drop them off at the main office no later than October 6th. Below you will find a donor receipt for your items as this is a tax deductible donation.

🎃News from Mrs. Smith in the Media Center

The October Pick Your Poison book challenge began last Friday! Students will have the opportunity to participate by reading books to complete 1-3 challenge levels or even read one book to join the mini challenge. Please have your child check out October’s book challenge.

Book Challenge Link

Parents Please Be Aware: October TikTok Challenge

The Ohio School Safety Center (OSSC) has learned of a new October social media challenge that impacts Ohio schools and, specifically, staff and educators.

Some TikTok users have devised a monthly list that includes various pranks or “challenges” to take place at school. For example, in recent weeks, there have been incidents of school vandalism as part of the "devious lick" challenge. We sent this out to our Lakeview families a few weeks ago.

The published challenge for the month of October asks students to “Slap a Teacher."

The challenge encourages students to slap a teacher or staff member and run before being caught committing the assault. The incident must be also be filmed or the challenge does not “count.”

Some open-source media states that TikTok is addressing these trends by deleting and blocking the names of users associated with the challenges. It is being reported that TikTok is now directing associated hashtags to its Community Guidelines page. However, these videos can still be found on this platform by using variations of these terms or misspellings.

Please talk with your student about these "challenges" and the consequences that they would face at school and legally if they participate in them. The Student Code of Conduct can be found starting on page 31 of the student handbook.

Please support the Lakeview PTO

Please support Lakeview Junior High PTO by selecting us as your Amazon Smile charity. Once setup, Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible purchases to our PTO. Follow this link to setup your Amazon Smile:

Expectations for students who are out on quarantine

If your student needs to quarantine due to being a close contact, please have them reach out to their teachers via email and check their Google Classrooms. Teachers are posting work daily that the students need to be working on while they are home. Along with the assignments, they are posting videos and links to materials that will help them keep up with the class while they are out. Please double check with your student to make sure they are keeping up with their work. If you have any questions on assignment, please reach out to the teachers. The expectation is that students who are out in quarantine are treating those days like virtual work days and are returning to school with their assignments completed.

Panorama Survey begins October 12th

We know there is more to our students than just their grades. We want to support our students Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) so they can develop the skills they need to be successful in life. Our Panorama survey helps us understand the needs of our students so we can create an environment that is going to help them succeed. Please see additional information about the Panorama Survey in the PDFs attached here.

National Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month is September 15th - October 15th

The theme for this year's celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month is “Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope.” The theme invites us to celebrate Hispanic Heritage and to reflect on how great our tomorrow can be if we hold onto our resilience and hope. It encourages us to reflect on all of the contributions Hispanics have made in the past, and will continue to make in the future. It is also a reminder that we are stronger together. Starting on September 15th, we have been doing daily announcements about important dates and people to make students more aware of contributions of Hispanic people. Teachers have also been incorporating this month into some of their lessons.

Boys Basketball Pre-Season Information

For any boy interested in playing basketball, please see the pre-season information below. We also have copies in the main office as well.

The Community Corner

Recent Updates

  • Earlier this week, the Leadership Team met with Mr. Baptist, Mr. Max, Mrs. Geiger, and Ms. Baughman. Students reviewed the meeting norms that we set at the end of last year, as well as our “why” for being part of this group. A big “why” that was discussed: At the end of last year, only 37% of our students reported that they feel like they belong in the school or that they have a connection with the school. Put another way, roughly two-thirds of our students feel like they don’t belong. The Leadership Team agreed that this is a big problem and much of our work this year is going to center around what we can do to ensure students know they belong and that they are valued.
  • The PBIS iReady Challenge -- also including ALEKs and Membean -- is off to a strong start, and Mrs. Campbell’s E/I class won the first incentive cart of the year this past week. Each week, the top E/I class (based on highest average of lessons passed per student) earns a visit from the incentive cart, as well as the top three students on each team. At the end of each trimester, all “top 3 team” winners will be entered into a drawing for gift bags filled with rewards and coupons from around the community.
  • If any families are interested in being a part of our PBIS: Social Justice sub-group, please let Ben Baptist (Lead Assistant Principal) know at, or call him at (614) 830-2281. We would love to have more family involvement with PBIS this year to help us shape our work with our students as we work toward our goal of ensuring that every student feels welcomed and valued in our building.
  • Has your student done something awesome or noteworthy? Do you want to celebrate them and their accomplishments? In future Community Corners, we hope to highlight more of our students through the Student Spotlight feature. We have updated the Family Feedback Form to include an area where you can share the details that you want to highlight about your student. Check it out!

Updates from the Family Feedback Form

  • One family shared a positive about Mr. Moore and the connections he makes with his students, and we happily passed that along to him so he knows how much of an impact he has on his students.

  • One concern came to us regarding the number of bathroom breaks/passes we allow for students. Students were recently given a sheet of 12 passes to use through the end of the trimester. Our plan moving forward is to pass out a new sheet of 12 passes each 6-week period for students to use. Any unused passes by the end of each 6-week period can be turned in to the office for entries into a drawing.

Student Spotlight

A big congratulations goes out to Mayci Gilmore for a great cross country season and for setting several new PRs.

The Lakeview Family Feedback Form

This form will be linked in each Community Corner update, allowing families to offer feedback to the counseling and administrative team regarding social justice, mental health, academic support, friendships/relationships, etc. Counselors and administrators will review the feedback on a weekly basis and send out any updates to concerns/questions in the next Community Corner update.
Lakeview Family Feedback Form

Click the button if you would like to give the counseling and administrative team feedback.

Lakeview Important Dates Flyer

FYI, there is a change of information on the Lakeview Important Dates flyer. We originally had conferences on October 12th listed as 11:00 am - 7:00 pm, the actual times will be 7:00 am - 7:00 pm.

2021-2022 School Year Calendar

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