Lightning Newsflash

Lakeridge Middle School's weekly newsletter.

November 18, 2021

News from Lakeridge Middle School


As we wrap up the first trimester and head into Thanksgiving break, I am thankful for the wonderful students, staff, and families here at Lakeridge Middle School. Together as a community, we've navigated a transition back to in person school in exciting and positive ways. Though there have certainly been challenges for us all to face, we're fortunate to be learning our way forward together. I wish you all a restful and joyful break; I look forward to more learning for all of us when we return for Trimester 2.


Dr. Schultz

Emergency Medical Response at Lunch today

After a student was injured on the swings today at B lunch, we had support from the LO Fire Department to ensure that the student was cared for and safe. The presence of a fire truck on campus was a high visibility event for students at B and C lunch and may have been a cause for concern for some kids.

Please let your child know that the student who was hurt today will be okay. They received quick and effective care both from our campus supervision staff, our district nursing team, and the fire department.

Any time a student is hurt on campus, we're fortunate to have speedy response times from emergency services with a fire station right across the street. We also appreciate how calm nearby students remained and that they followed adult directions while we helped respond. We'll be checking up on the student's recovery over the break and will be reminding all students about our safety guidelines for the swings and playground area when we return from the Thanksgiving break.

End of Trimester 1 is Thursday, November 18

The Trimester ended today. Tomorrow is our staff grading day to complete Trimester 1 grades which will be inputted into synergy. Report cards for Trimester 1 will be available by the middle of next week via ParentVue and StudentVue.

Some schedules do change for Trimester 2, so students should check StudentVue for their updated schedules before coming back to school after the break.

Elf the Musical Jr.

Mark your calendars for:

Lakeridge Middle School Theater Production of “Elf The Musical JR.”

November 18 & 19 at 7pm. November 20 at 1pm & 7pm.

Ticket information here:

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Opportunities to join our team!

Have you ever thought about working here at Lakeridge Middle School? We have positions now posted that might be a good fit for you! Join our team!

Counseling Corner

One of the key parts of nearly every character strong advisory lesson is the “CharacterDare.” This is an invitation near the end of most lessons to put the content that they are learning into action in the real world. Listed below are the grade specific character dares with some recommended questions to ask your student if you would like some conversation starters about their weekly dare. We are also including a family character dare for you to try if you would like. We dare you!

8th graders started using character dares Thursday 11/4, 7th graders start this Thursday 11/18 and 6th graders will start 12/2. Keep in mind, your student will not know about this specific dare until Thursday during advisory!

8th Grade Character Dare: Dare to Dream

Sharing dreams helps make them more real. Share your dream 1) on a piece of paper, 2) with a friend, and 3) with an adult in your life. Who will you share your dream with? What is a question you would like someone to ask you about your dreams? Why?

7th Grade Character Dare: Value Valuing

Choose one of the values from today and think of someone you know who lives it out. Before we meet next, write them a message telling them you appreciate them. Who will you send your message to? Which of your values do they live out well?

Family Character Dare: Game Night

Play a board game together as a family this week. Let your student(s) choose the game to play. If you don’t have any games at home try make-your-own Pictionary or a classic game of Charades!

Request to meet with your counselor

If your child ever needs support after school hours, there are many other resources available including the 24-Hour Clackamas County Crisis and Support Line at 503-655-8585 and

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

Student Store

Hooray! Our lovely Student Store will be open during some upcoming events at LMS!

The following dates and times give parents a chance to buy some spirit wear while they are already on campus for these upcoming events. It will be open 1 hour before the upcoming Orchestra Performance and the Elf Jr. Shows. It will not be open during or after any of the performances.

11/18 6-7pm Elf Jr. - Doors open at 6pm and show starts at 7pm

11/19 6-7pm Elf Jr. - Doors open at 6pm and show starts at 7pm

11/20 12-1pm Elf Jr. - Doors open at 12n and show starts at 1pm

11/20 6-7pm Elf Jr. - Doors open at 6pm and show starts at 7pm

Shopping Amazon on Black Friday?

Make sure you choose Lakeridge Middle School on Smile.Amazon and Amazon will make a donation of 0.5% to our School! See our PTO website at for more details on how to sign up!

District Information

Fee Waivers

Requests for resident fee waivers or fee reductions, except for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), will be processed using the attached form. Please complete the form and submit it to the department or school which collects the applicable fee or fees.

Food Service Information


This school year (21-22) the Lake Oswego School District will be offering breakfast and lunch meals* at no charge to all students. Breakfast meals will be served in Grab-n-go style as students arrive to school. Our lunch meals will offer healthy tasty entrees, fresh fruits and vegetables with a seasonal rotation of local farm produce and organic products when available.

*one breakfast and one lunch per student per day

For information about Food Services, please visit our web page.

For information about part-time job opportunities in Food Services, please visit the employment web page:

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