Lakeview Middle School
January 14th, 2022
Jan 17 - No School – Martin Luther King Holiday
Jan 20 - Basketball Games vs. Osage Trail
*Boys (A&B) (NO BOYS C GAME) Away @ Osage Trail 4pm
*Girls 4pm (A&B) Home vs. Osage Trail Girls C @ Nowlin 4pm
Jan 24 - thru 25 - Lakeview Basketball (A,B,C) Boys and Girls End of Season Tournaments Time/Location TBD
Jan 25 - LV 3rd Quarter Intramurals Start
Jan 31- StuCo meeting, all attend
Feb 4- 6th grade mixer 2:30-3:30 and 7 & 8th grade dance 6-8pm
Feb 8 - Track Meeting, Room 150, 2:15- 2:45 pm
Feb 10 - Parent Informational Track Meeting, 6 pm via Teams, see Track section below
Congratulations to our school resource officer Hannah Heckman who is this month’s support staff recipient.
High School Enrollment Information
We are so excited to meet you and your students! Enrollment is an exciting time for PHS Counselors. Check out our website for all things High School Enrollment. 😊
Park Hill South Counselors will be presenting to all 8th graders January 25th – January 27th.
PHS will be hosting our annual Course Offerings Fair on January 27th at Park Hill South from 6:30PM to 8PM. Come and learn about all of the courses, clubs and activities we have to offer for your student.
We will also be hosting incoming freshman parent presentations on January 27th 2022 during our Course Offerings Fair. These will be held at PHS at 6PM and 7PM. You only need to attend 1 presentation.
We are entering enrollment season at our high schools which means it is time for 8th graders to start thinking about next school year. High School students in the Park Hill District have a choice about where they attend high school. Students may enroll in Park Hill High School/ Park Hill South High School or the LEAD Innovation Studio.
We encourage all families to learn about their options and choose what they feel is the best fit for their student. In the coming weeks all 8th graders will have presentations from their home high school and LEAD. There will also be enrollment and information evenings for families in the coming weeks to learn more about high school options.
For interested families, LEAD will be hosting in-person and virtual informational evenings. Interested Students and Parents/ Guardians are encouraged to attend. Dates and sign-ups for those events are listed below. The number of guests is limited to ensure we are able to safely host events. Please be sure to sign up and include an email so we can contact you in case of weather and limit the total number of visitors.
In Person Information Evenings:
Thursday, January 13th 7:00-8:30pm Sign-up
Thursday, January 20th 7:00-8:30pm Sign-up
Tuesday, January 25th 7:00-8:30pm Sign-up
* In order to provide physical distance, parents/guardians will meet in our Commons area, and students will meet with LEAD staff and students in various classroom spaces. We ask people to spread apart as much as possible. Space for this event is limited, so be sure to RSVP. Please note that masks will be strongly encouraged at all times inside the building. Please note that given the nature of this event we will not be able to contact trace.
Virtual Information Event:
Monday, January 24th 7:00-8:00pm Zoom Link
Home High School Evenings:
Park Hill High School and Park Hill South will both be holding enrollment information evenings on the following dates:
- Park Hill High School: Course Offerings and Enrollment Night: February 1st 6:30-8:00pm
- Park Hill South High School: Rising 9th Grade Night: January 27th 6:00 and 7:00pm
All 8th grade students will receive enrollment forms for both their home high school and LEAD. Students should return completed, signed enrollment forms for 1 school of their choice to their counselor by no later than February 11th.
To learn more about LEAD, check out the following links:
PHS AVID Informational Meeting Feb 8th
Interested in joining Track & Field?
If your 7th or 8th grade student is interested in joining the Track and Field team, please complete the signup form linked below.
Practice will be Monday-Friday after school until 3:45, from February 28th through the end of April. Interested students can attend an information meeting on Tuesday, 2/8 in room 150 from 2:15-2:45. An informational parent meeting will be held via Teams on Thursday, 2/10 at 6:00 pm. Use the link below to join the meeting. More information about Track and Field can be found on our website lvtrack.weebly.com.
Athletes must have the following to participate:
- MSHSAA Physical dated within the last two years.
- MSHSAA Annual Documentation – must be for the current school year.
- Impact Testing
- Participation Fee – a one-time, per school year, fee of $25.
- A signed Athlete Contract
Track Signup Form:
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The Park Hill South A Cappella Choir, with their director, Ms. Schulte and their accompanist, Dr. Lyons, visited with 7th and 8th grade choir classes on Wednesday, Jan. 12th.
They performed 3 selections for us, answered questions about high school choir and high school in general ("Is it scary?"), then invited middle school students into the choir to rehearse and learn part of one of their songs.
We sang together on the end of 'The Storm is Passing Over.' What a great experience for our students!
Registration now open for Park Hill Spelling Bee
The Park Hill District spelling bee will be held Saturday, February 19th at PHSHS with the winner advancing directly to the Scripps National Spelling Bee held near Washington, DC., May 30th -June 4th.
Awards will be presented to the top ten finishers. All current Park Hill 5th-8th graders are eligible, but students must sign up by January 31st. Register thru the link below, or by going to the district website and selecting “spelling bee” under the Family section. You may also contact your school office for assistance.
http://tinyurl.com/PH2022spellingbee - use 64151 as the zip code for Lakeview.
Two ways to support Lakeview PTA with your purchases: AmazonSmile and Box Tops for Education
What is AmazonSmile?
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To donate to Lakeview PTA, use this link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/43-1543287
What is Box Tops for Education?
For over 20 years, Box Tops for Education has given families an easy way to earn cash for their school, with products they already buy. Now you can simply scan your store receipt with the Box Tops mobile app to identify participating products and instantly add cash to your school's earnings online. Once you download the Box Tops app, you’ll be able to scan your store receipts and earn cash for your school. The app automatically finds participating products on your receipts and instantly adds cash to your school’s earnings online. Plus, you can invite friends to earn, get reminders to scan, give credit for your earnings and more!
Go to http://www.boxtops4education.com and start earning for Lakeview Middle School.
Career Share Speakers Needed!
Career Share is Back!
The Career Share program is a program where we invite parents and/or people of our community to come in and speak about their careers. The typical presentation is 1 class period, which is approximately 40 minutes long. You may also stay for 2 class periods, back to back. The presentation covers the required education/experience, a day in the life at their job, and a Q & A session at the end. There are usually approximately 50 kids per presentation and the team teachers will be present during that time for assistance.
This Spring, we will have two tracks for our students. February 16 and 17 will be for careers in the fields of agriculture, food and natural resources, as well as STEM, medical, and information systems. April 27 and 28 will consist of careers in business management, marketing/communication, arts, finance, human resources, and construction and architecture, manufacturing, transportation, and logistics. Times are throughout the day and each team will have a chance to participate in the presentations.
We would like to have many different careers represented; if you are interested, please email Bill Supinski at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time.
Morning arrival expectations
Our students are receiving reminders regarding morning arrival and we want to ensure our parents/guardians are aware of the expectations for all students. We are seeing an increase of students roaming the hallways as well as congregating in restrooms and the cafeteria. This is leading to an increase of student behaviors and discipline.
6:55 - Car Riders begin entering the building.
7:00 - Bus Riders begin entering the building.
- Students are to report directly to Tutorial class upon arrival, unless they need to get breakfast.
- Students who want breakfast, report directly to the commons area to grab it and go straight to their classroom.
- Students are to have hoods pulled down and hats off upon entering the building.
- Masks should be worn properly, covering the nose.
Any student who becomes defiant and argumentative with staff, including the use of profanity towards staff, will receive disciplinary consequences.
Winter Bus Safety/Expectations
As we begin to enter our winter months and snow becomes an increased possibility, we want to ensure that we continue to provide a safe method of travel for all our students this year. While we have seen an increased desire for families to use their own forms of transportation with their student to and from school, we still have a large population of our student body who ride the buses. Many of these students are practicing respectful, responsible, and above all, safe behavior while on the bus. However, we are experiencing a larger than normal number of students who are demonstrating behavior that could distract the driver, placing themselves and others at risk. Because of this, we are asking for your help once more. If you have a student who is a bus rider, please have a conversation with them regarding bus rider expectations. These have been reviewed with students on multiple occasions by both their bus drivers and the school. These expectations can be found below:
- Sitting flat in the seat, facing forward.
- Speak and act with kindness towards each other, making others feel welcome.
- No profanity.
- No screaming or yelling.
- Keep isle's clear of obstruction.
- Hands and feet should be kept to oneself.
- No throwing of objects.
- Horseplay is not permitted.
- All objects should be kept within the bus (including parts of our body).
If a student exhibits behavior that is in violation of our bus rider policies, those students are given a bus referral from either the driver or the school administration. Should a student receive a referral, he or she will possibly receive a suspension from the bus and families will have to provide their own transportation to and from school. Should a behavior violate board policy, further consequences may also apply. Each subsequent referral will result in progressive consequences, which could eventually result in the complete loss of transportation privileges.
We understand the importance that our transportation service has with many of your families and only want to partner with you to continue to provide the best service for your students. We would truly appreciate your support with this ongoing concern and only wish for your students to have the safest, both physically and mentally, atmosphere during their trips to and from school each day.
Free Homework Help Available through Mid-Continent
Hi, Parents! We want to make sure you knew that the Mid-Continent Public Library offers live homework help 7 days a week from noon-midnight in both English and Spanish.
Cell Phone Policy
Use of Cell Phones (Electronic Devices) except at your own academic locker during passing time- will reset at semester.
1st offense: Phone taken, student pick-up from office at end of day, admin assistant to track, no referral.
2nd offense: Phone taken, office referral, parents notified, 2 lunch detentions, student pick-up at end of day
3rd offense: Phone taken, office referral for persistent refusal to comply with school rules, after school detention, phone call to parent
4th offense: Phone taken, office referral for persistent refusal to comply with school rules, 1 days ISS
Use of Cell Phones (Electronic Devices) To take unauthorized pictures/ video of students or staff: If the nature of the picture/ video warrants, additional discipline could apply, if the image/ video is posted to web, additional discipline could apply
1st offense: Phone to office, student pick-up at the end of the day, the incident is logged
2nd offense: Phone to office, parent pick-up at end of day
3rd offense: Discipline referral, detention, parent pick-up at end of day
4th offense: Discipline referral, persistent refusal to comply, 1 day ISS, parent pick-up at end of day
Lakeview Tardy Policy
Lakeview Tardy Policy with Violations & Consequences:
1st tardy: Teacher warning
2nd tardy: Teacher warning, parent phone call home
3rd tardy: 10-minute teacher detention, parent phone call home
4th tardy: 20-minute teacher detention or 2- 10-minute detentions and a phone call home
5th tardy: Office referral- after school detention, admin call home
6th tardy: 1 day ISS
7th and subsequent tardy: 2+ days ISS
Park Hill Clothing Center Information
The Park Hill Clothing Center would like to thank all of the families who have contributed to our facility.
For anyone not familiar with the clothing center there is more information here: https://www.parkhill.k12.mo.us/families/pta-clothing-center
If anyone needs to “shop” (the clothes are free) please sign up for a time slot here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084fa4a72ba0fa7-ptapark
Volunteers are greatly needed! We have been fortunate to have received numerous donations, however we’ve had a difficult time hanging up all of the incoming clothes. There are two sign up genius links for volunteers: There is one sign up genius for the 2-4 pm timeslot every Tuesday that doesn't have shoppers present. That sign up is here and students are welcome to help out https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084fa4a72ba0fa7-canyou
Then there is a second sign up for the Tuesday 10-12pm and 5-7pm slots when shoppers will be there. When shoppers are present we can't have students helping due to confidentiality. That sign up is here: https://www.signupgenius.com/.../508084fa4a72ba0fa7...
We appreciate all of your help!!
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