Middle School Message

November 18th, 2022

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

So much to be thankful for....

Students at LMS are preparing for Thanksgiving by focusing on what they have to be thankful about in their lives. Our Tree of Thanks is growing in our front hallway. You might spot the names of our 55 staff members...I am so thankful for the work they do with your children every day! We have an amazing staff here at LMS.

We had our first PTO meeting last week. A big thanks to Amy Frischen and Tina McDonald who stepped up to be officers and get us started. More information to come on future meetings and events!

Our lost and found is growing and it's full of coats and hoodies. As the weather turns, I am sure your children would like these warm items back! Please look through the photos below and see if you recognize anything.

Next week we will have our first pep rally in years! Thank you to Student Council for planning it. And then it's Thanksgiving Break! Enjoy the time off with family and friends.

Gobble Gobble,

Mrs. Corum

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Upcoming Events

November 22--Fall Pep Rally

November 23-28--Thanksgiving Break

School resumes on November 29

December 7--MS Musical "The Music Man"

December 8--Kona Ice

December 9--Holiday Dance

December 11--MS/HS Choir Concert

December 16--Club Day

*End of 2nd Grading Period*

December 19 - January 2--Winter Break

School Resumes January 3rd

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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

Table Talk

6th Grade: Describe an energy transformation from one form of energy to another.

7th Grade: What are the 3 different types of heat transfer?

8th Grade: What is it called when rocks/sediment are carried away?

In choir and drama, we are talking about time periods and cultural differences. We are specifically comparing today with the early 1900s (the time period when The Music Man is set). Discuss with your student some general differences between our current time period and when you were in middle school.

Staff Spotlight

Mrs. Amy Wells

Mrs. Wells is one of our 8th Grade Math Teachers.

I have been teaching at Lakewood for 16 years, this is year 17. I taught a few years at Utica prior to coming here and I taught for half a year at Hebron Elementary prior to working at Utica. I was a coach at Lakewood in either the middle school or high school for 5 years prior to teaching.

My favorite thing about 8th grade students is the mix of maturity. Some days or moments students are like little adults that can have great conversations with you, but the next moment they are like children. It really is a great mix. I love to watch the changes that happen to our students from the beginning of the year to the end. It is tremendous normally.

I am always thankful for my family who supports all of my crazy endeavors and ideas and I do not know how I would get through this daily life without my faith. I rely on both of these to support me through the good and bad days!

Mrs. Michelle Painter

Mrs. Painter is also an 8th Grade Math Teacher.

1) How long have you worked at LMS?

17 years! The first 2 years I coached volleyball and subbed in the district while working on my Masters. After graduating, I was hired and have been here since.

2) Favorite thing about 8th graders?

I love that 8th graders are becoming more independent, they are almost high schoolers...yet many still want to please you and want to tell you everything, even though they would never admit it:)

3) Something you are thankful for this month?

A healthy family.

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After-School Activities at LMS

Lakewood is pleased to offer the following After-School Activities to students.

STEAM/Future City (Advisor: Matt Frischen) meets Mondays 2:45-4:30 in Room 701

Girls Who Code (run by HS students, Advisor: Matt Frischen) meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30-3:30 in the Library

After School Choir (Advisor: Deb Coffey) meets Wednesdays 2:45-4:00 pm in Room 140

Student Council (Students are elected by their peers, Advisors Michelle Vayansky and Mel Lanning) Meets: 12/7, 12/14, 1/11, 1/25, 2/8, 2/22, 3/8, 3/29, 4/12, 4/26, 5/3, 5/17 until 4:00 pm)

National Junior Honor Society (Application process, Advisor: Jeanine Fairburn) meets 12/9, 1/26, 2/23, 3/30, 4/10 until 3:30 pm

Yearbook Club (Advisors: Jeanine Fairburn and Katie Brehmer) meets 12/12, 1/3, and then every Monday after 2:45-3:30 pm