Lakeview Middle School

March 16th, 2018

Important Dates

Mar 15 - end of 3rd Quarter

March 16 - No School (Teacher Work Day)

Mar 19-23 - No School (Spring Break)

Mar 24 - Intramural sign ups begin 12 pm

Mar 27 & 28 - NWEA Testing in the morning, all students

Apr 9 - PTA meeting, 6 pm, Lakeview Media Center

Apr 10 - 4th quarter Intramurals begin

Apr 13 - No School

Apr 16-20, & 23 - 8th grade Map testing

Apr 24-27 - 7th grade MAP testing

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Our own Kassie Redmond, 8th grade reading teacher on the Eagles team, was recognized for being the Certified Park Hill School District STAR recipient for the Month of February. Kassie goes above and beyond assisting student’s academic and emotional needs. She looks for ways to empower students to give back to their community through various service projects. Kassie has a passion for ensuring she instills kindness into her classroom. She creates a warm, caring, welcoming environment for students to learn. We are honored she is a teacher here at Lakeview.
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Lakeview Scholar Bowl team wins 1st place!

The Lakeview 8th grade Scholar Bowl team took first place on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the Oakhill Day School Quiz Bowl Tournament. The 8th grade team went a perfect 2-0 and defeated both Oakhill Day and Holden for the title.

Individual winners from the team in total points contributed were: Jack Buckles – 2nd Place and Rachel Kriz – 3rd Place.The Lakeview 8th grade Scholar Bowl team from L to R: Andrew Fitzpatrick, Luke Wengler, Jack Buckles, Ryan Kramer, and Rachel Kriz.

The 7th grade Lakeview team went 2-1 to finish second to Oakhill Day. One Individual winner from the team in total points contributed was: Bode Eisenmenger – 3rd Place. 7th grade Scholar Bowl team members included were Bode Eisenmenger, Evan Girard, Ryan Kempton, and Ashton Kuhn.

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Lakeview Students place in State Reflections Program!

I am excited to let you know that the Missouri PTA has announced the 2018 "Within Reach" State Reflections Program winners. These students and their families will be receiving an invitation to the annual Missouri PTA Student Showcase on April 29th at the Stoney Creek Hotel and Convention Center in Independence. Once again, Lakeview students have represented well!

Here are the categories and the winners with their piece:

Kaviana Jurries - Film Production - “Through a Gymnast’s Eyes” - 3rd Place!

Sydney Dial - Literature - “What is Within Reach?” - 5th Place!

Priscilla Munoz - Visual Arts - “Days in Yellow” - 5th Place!


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Thank you for the support!

Hello all!

All of the teachers in our building cannot thank you enough for all of your support from home throughout the school year, but especially during the debate process over the last few weeks. It truly was a great learning experience for all involved! As we unwind from and reflect on last week, it would mean a great deal to us as we move forward if you would do the following:

1. Take the time to give us your feedback. This is for students, teachers, administrators, parents, and anyone who was impacted by the tournament. Even if you didn't participate directly in the tournament, if there are things you saw, heard, or experienced that were either good or needed improvement, we would love to hear from you!

· ​Survey Link:

· We would love as many people as possible to take the survey! Thank you in advance for your time!

2. Take the time to congratulate all participants and let them know how proud we are of all of them. Regardless of wins and losses, we want students to walk away knowing this was a huge win for them personally and for our building.

Note: If you want to see pictures from the debate, they have been posted on the website!

We also wanted to send a special thank you to our adult volunteers: Zara Holsted, Amy Heithoff, Gretchen Meinhardt, Kelly Franklin, Sarah Kuhn, Dana Dunaway, Laci Day, Brandi Mewhirter, Jen Fuller, Bridgette Dunn, Susan Buckles, Elaine Warren, Mary Beane, Tia Tenbrink, Lisa Kobayashi, Kelly Skinner, Kirsten Berry, Bridgette Gadd, Brenda Vandeginste, Susan Green, Naomi Mcghee, Hilary Murray, Mike Green, Shannon Higgins, Traci Davis, Chris Albani, Gwen VanAsselt, Theresa Fitzpatrick, Lisa Darnell, Colleen Uribe, Kelly Jones, and Caitlin Uribe

We could not have done this without you!

Thank you all, again, for everything. We are so blessed to work in this school with your students!

The Debate Committee

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Registration for 4th quarter Intramurals begins at noon on March 24th.

Intramural registrations begin at noon on Saturday, March 24, and will run through Thursday, March 29 at 10 PM. Go here for more information.

Session 4 will begin Tuesday, April 10 and run through Thursday, May 10.

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Mrs. Majors will host an algebra club every morning starting at 7am in room 111 (Jaguars Pod). Students in Algebra may meet in her room for additional support in the mornings. Additionally, after school dates will be added occasionally prior to test dates to answer any questions or review material.

In order to stay for the after school session students must turn in a signed permission slip. There will be bus transportation available on the days that intramurals are in session.

Please contact Mrs. Majors with any questions,

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Lakeview Students vote for their favorite Truman Award nominee!

We had 30 students qualify to participate in the statewide Truman Award vote last week! To qualify, students had to read 4 out of 12 Truman nominee books.

After tallying the votes, the results ended in a tie! The winners for Lakeview are Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard and The Leveller by Julia Durango. 3rd place went to Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt. We will find out the final statewide winner in April.

Congratulations to those students who qualified! You have until the end of April to read 10 of the Truman nominees to qualify for the pizza party! Spring Break is a great time to read!

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Mark Your Calendars! We are nearing the end of the year and that means MAP Testing is right around the corner.

7th Grade Testing: Tuesday April 24th – Friday April 27th

8th Grade Testing: Monday April 16th – Friday April 20th & Monday April 23rd.

Click the link below for more information.

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Dear Parents/Guardians of Lakeview Middle School students,

At our school you may have heard of our students earning “STARbucks” for different types of positive behaviors they demonstrate related to our Lakeview Lynx STAR expectations:

-go Safely

-Take responsibility

-Achieve greatness

-Respect to all

Over the course of our school year, students use their earned STARbucks to purchase fun activities and items from our Lynx Den school-wide store.

This is where we need your help!

Next month, we want to do more drawings from our Lynx Den store with students winning gift cards to area stores/restaurants and other fun prizes. Would you be willing to purchase and donate a gift card or other item for this type of activity? We cannot accept cash donations, but would appreciate any of the following:

  • Gift cards to restaurants and retail stores in the area (Burlington, Zona Rosa, etc.) in amounts from $5 - $25
  • Food Prizes (all food items must be in their original container):
    • Candy bars and bags of candy of all sizes
    • Bags of potato chips in all sizes
    • Granola bars or other snack items
    • Soda/Juice
      • *Must be in cans or plastic (no glass bottles)
  • Other items:
    • Earbuds, basketballs, or other fun-type of kid appropriate items/games (again, no more than $25 value, please)

If you decide to help us out, please send your donation to the office over the next few weeks. We will use these in April during student appreciation week, as well as for 4th quarter positive incentives for our students. Thank you for any donations you can provide. This helps build an atmosphere that “promotes the positives”!


Positive Behavior Incentive Support Lakeview Committee*

*Jenny Daniel, Kati Littleton, Jen Pedersen , Ariel Aguilar, Emily Day, Jane Harrington, Marilyn Ruggles, Amy DeSmet

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PHS cheer is hosting open gyms to prepare for cheer tryouts in April. Meet coaches and build skills on Thursday, March 8th and Tuesday, March 13th in the PHS commons area from 3:30-5. Open gyms after spring break are: Tuesday, March 27th and Thursday, March 29th from 3:30-5.

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If you do not know if you have purchased a yearbook, check with your team or the list posted outside room 151. An updated list will be given to your teachers every week so you can check. If you need to order a yearbook, you can either go to and order directly from the website or go to room 151 before or after school for an order form. The last day to order a yearbook is coming up so be sure to get one before it’s too late!

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The mission of the Park Hill School Social Workers is to collaborate with students and families to provide interventions and access to support services in a respectful and dignified manner to empower students in order to achieve success in life.

Jill Hazell, MSW, LCSW

School Social Worker

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Lakeview PTA Board & Committee Positions Open for the 2018-2019 school year

The PTA Board is reaching out to all Parents/Guardians to fill the open Board and Committee positions for the Lakeview PTA for the 2018-19 school year. If you would be interested in one of the following open positions or have any questions, please email Jennifer Brown ( by March 15th, 2018.


Vice President – Membership




Box Tops

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Park Hill’s newest schools finally have names!

Our Board of Education named our two new schools Hopewell Elementary and Walden Middle School, choosing from the recommendations of our naming committees. The two committees, made up of students, parents, staff and community members, sorted through 744 school name suggestions from students and the public that ranged from the silly to the serious.

Near the site of Hopewell Elementary, archeologists found artifacts from an ancient network of Native Americans known today as the Hopewell culture,

which was spread across most of North America from 200 BC to 500 AD and connected by trade routes. Walden Middle School’s name comes from the old

township, Parkdale Walden, where we are building the new school.

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A limited supply is available, and all proceeds go toward a great cause!

Buy your Lakeview Pop Sockets for $10 in the lunchroom starting November 5th. They will only be available for a short time.

All proceeds go to Care Team which helps with student needs in our building. Get them while you can!

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Lakeview has a new social media presence that you may not be aware of! Follow us on the following platforms:

Twitter (@LMSLynx)

Instagram (@LMSLynx)

Facebook (

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Important Infinite Campus Reminder for All Parents

To receive updated information on your student’s grades, attendance, and more, please set up your Infinite Campus Parent Portal account. In order to set up your account the first time, you must use your unique activation key, also known as a GUID. If you do not know your GUID, please contact our office at 816-359-4220 or stop by during our office hours from 7am-4pm with a valid form of identification. Each parent will have their own account with one username and password, tied to all children in the family.

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