Middle School Message

September 30, 2022

Our mission: We are a community of learners inspiring each child to explore, grow, and achieve.

Message from the Principal

This coming week, student will be participating in a test called Restart Readiness. This is our second year utilizing this assessment provided by the Ohio Department of Education. Restart Readiness allows teachers to asses gaps in student learning after the pandemic and plan to remediate these throughout the year. Students will take this test on Wednesday and Thursday, so please encourage your child to get a good night's sleep and have breakfast on those mornings.

It's an annual Spelling Bee, History Bee, and Geography Bee. These are online assessments that students complete independently though Google Classroom. Winners get a trophy and a change to represent LMS at regional competitions. Last year we had three student qualify to Nationals in History and Geography.

The Book Fair will still be available to students during the school day through this Wednesday, October 5th. Students may shop during school hours each day. There will also be a Family Night during Parent Teacher Conferences on Tuesday, October 4th from 2:45 pm to 6:00 pm. We will have games and prizes and two lucky student will get to pick out a free book! Profits from the book fair help to purchase books for the library. We hope to see you there!

Mrs. Corum

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are quickly approaching. Our conferences will be offered on two nights--Sept. 28 and Oct. 4. Parents who wish to schedule conferences can reach out to Mrs. Robinson, our secretary, by phone (740-928-8330) or email (carobinson@lakewoodlocal.k12.oh.us). You may see papers coming home from teachers requesting that you set up a conferences. 6th grade in particular will be sending home notes for parents they really hope to see during conferences.

ICU--After School Help

Does your child have a lot of missing assignments or need homework help? Sign them up for After-School ICU. Twice a week, on Wednesdays and Thursdays, we provide after-school intervention from 2:30-3:30. A middle school teacher will stay after school with your child and help him/her get caught up. You can sign your child up for this using this link: https://bit.ly/ICUSignUp

Building Goal: 100% of students will complete 100% of their assignments

One of our building goals is for all of our students to do all of their work. ICU helps us work towards this goal.

At this time, we have 121 students with assignments that need more time. If you received an ICU alert this week, please make sure you help your child carve out some time this weekend to get their work done.

Lakewood Local Schools Seeks to Pass Renewal Levy on November 8

On November 8, 2022, Lakewood Local Schools has a renewal levy on the ballot. This levy renews two existing levies into one ten-year emergency levy, and results in NO NEW TAXES for our taxpayers. The levies make up 24% of our annual budget and are crucial for the District to continue providing great educational and extra-curricular opportunities for our students, while also helping us maintain things like salaries, utilities and maintenance. The District works very hard to spend the money provided by our taxpayers responsibly, as evidenced by revenues exceeding our expenditures in the last fiscal year. To learn more about the upcoming Levy Renewal for Lakewood Local Schools, contact Superintendent Mark Gleichauf at mgleichauf@lakewoodlocal.k12.oh.us, or Treasurer Glenna Plaisted at gplaisted@lakewoodlocal.k12.oh.us. Both also can be reached at our District Offices at (740) 928-5878. If you are interested in supporting the Lancer Pride Levy Committee, please contact them at lancerprideteam@gmail.com.

October 4--Parent Teacher Conferences, 2:30 - 6 pm

October 7--8th grade visitation to CTEC

October 14 and 17--No School

October 19--5 pm, Pizza with the Principal (PTO)

October 21--MS Band Night (7th/8th Graders participate with Marching Band)

October 26--2 hour late arrival

Staff Spotlight

Mr. Matt Frischen

Mr. Frischen teaches our 6th grade Computers class and our 7th/8th grade Real World IT class. His program is a satellite of CTEC and students in his 7th/8th grade class do receive high school credit towards graduation.

1) How long have you worked at LMS? Since 2015

2) Favorite thing to do on the weekends? Go fishing, chase after my four kids, play softball

3) Fun fact. I've coached 5 different sports at Lakewood.

Mr. Andy Bobalik

Mr. Bobalik is our PE teacher here at LMS. Even if your child isn't in gym, they likely know Mr. Bobalik for his outgoing personality, high fives, or pats on the back.

1. I have worked at LMS for 8 years.

2. My two favorite things to do on the weekends are to travel and go to sporting events.

3. Fun fact about me is I have been to over 100 Notre Dame football games.

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Upcoming Events

Table Talk: Questions to Get Your Kid Talking

6th Grade- How molecules move: What happens to molecules when heat is applied to a substance?

7th Grade- Periodic Table: How are elements arranged on a periodic table?

8th Grade-Plate Boundaries: What are the three plate boundaries?

Repeat Information (everything below was shared last week)

7th Grade Immunizations Required

There are several mandatory immunizations that your child is required to receive prior to 7th grade. Please turn in an updated vaccine record for your child to the school office, attention Amy Morrison, district nurse.

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