The Lance

December 5 thru 9

Thoughts and Ponderings

Welcome to the final month of 2022! May December bring a month full of hope and great things!
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Supporting Others

Next week we will focus on Supporting Others When They Struggle in our P2 classes. Supporting other people when they struggle is a critical piece of being human. There are many different approaches to helping people who are struggling. These can include: listening while they describe an event and their feelings about it, taking action to help people in need, or simply just being there and sitting together in silence. Talking through a problem is a common way to help a person who is going through a tough time.

Please watch the video clip below with your family and then discuss the three questions below:

1) What are some things that you are doing for others?

2) How do the people you help benefit from your support?

3) How does it make you feel to be able to help others?

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?"


Family Meeting Celebrations

The Class of 2029 is on a roll as they have won The Golden Lance Three weeks in a row! This marks the fourth win of the year for the sixth graders. We are so proud of the growth they have shown over the course of the school year. Way to go!

Congratulations to Lotta Gottstein who is this week's Lancer Leader of the Week! Lotta always comes to class with a smile on her face, participates thoughtfully, and takes great pride in her work. She is a dedicated member of Student Council and is always the first to volounteer to take on extra responsiblities. For these reasons and many more, we are proud to recognize Lotta Gottstein!

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Lancer Leader Ticket Winners

Every Wednesday we recognize three students for modeling Lakeshore Middle School’s motto of: "Take Care of Yourself, Take Care of Each Other, Take Care of This Place." Teachers give students who are "caught in the act" a Lancer Leader Ticket to submit into the weekly drawing. This week we are happy to celebrate the following students: Eva Binkley, Gavin Pearce, and Jack Owens. Way to make LMS a better place!

Learning About the Heart

The heart was brought to life this week as students had the opportunity to participate in hands-on lab activities during Science class. Students were able to hold a pig's heart and navigate a giant diagram of a human heart!

Design Production

Students are busy at work creating their holiday projects in Design Production. It is amazing to see their skills! We have some really talented and creative students at Lakeshore Middle School.

Soil Versus Dirt

Students learned about the differences between soil and dirt in a hands-on activity this week in Creative Concepts. It was interesting to see all of the living organism students uncovered while getting their hands dirty!

Pie in the Face Fundraiser

On Friday, December 9, students will have the opportunity to participate in a fundraiser meant to generate money for LMS families in need this holiday season. During Family Meeting on Wednesday, all of the staff members that are participating were introduced and Mrs. Fulbright volounteered to be "pied" so students could get the full effect of the fundraiser. Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased from Mrs. Nichols before school or during lunches.

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Academic Support Center

Our first week of the Academic Support Center was a success! As a reminder, the Academic Support Center is open after school Monday thru Thursday until 3:30 p.m. for students needing extra time to complete homework. The Academic Support Center is staffed each day by two teachers, members of Lakeshore High School's National Honor Society, and Peer Mentors from Lakeshore Middle School. Please click here for more information.

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Community Event

Everyone is invited to a community event in the Lakeshore High School gymansium on Monday, December 5, at 7:00 PM. Hope to see you there!

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Kindness Challenge

While Kindess Week may technically only be five days for the purpose of studying it for The Positivty Project, we want to make it last all month! How many acts of kindness can you complete by December 31st?

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The Dangers of Vaping

Our goal at Lakeshore Public Schools is to educate our students, staff, and parents on the dangers of vaping and to discourage vaping use among students. To that end, Lakeshore has worked with School Resource Officer Dorr and the Berrien County Health Department to share the risks of vaping. The Berrien County Health Department will present a parents-only program on Monday, December 5th, at 6 pm in the Lakeshore High School Auditorium. We hope you are able to attend this important informational session.

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Lakeshore Middle School

Welcome to Lakeshore Middle School where it is our mission to develop educated, self-reliant, goal-oriented young adults, through a variety of learning opportunities. Whether it be Performing Arts, STEM activities, Industrial Arts, or Athletics, there is something for everyone here at Lakeshore Middle School. "Take Care of Yourself, Take Care of Each Other, Take Care of This Place"