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....
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.
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
ICU--After School Help
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.
Mrs. Amy Wells
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.
After-School Activities at LMS
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
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