Lake Denoon Family Newsletter

December 6, 2019

Important Dates, Events and Activities

Dec. 9, 2019: LDMS Hosts School Board Meeting

Dec. 11, 2019 - 7:00 p.m.: Deadline to complete Parent Survey

Dec. 12, 2019: 7th Grade Fieldtrip to A Christmas Carol @ Repertory Theater

Dec. 12, 2019 - 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: NJHS Induction Ceremony in LDMS Commons

Dec. 13, 2019 - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.: Teen Center @ Bay Lane Elementary, Gr. 5, 6, 7

Dec. 16, 2019 - 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: 6th Grade Band Winter Concert @ LDMS

Dec. 23, 2019 - Jan. 1, 2020: Winter Break! No School

Jan. 2, 2020: School Resumes

Jan. 13, 2020 - 7:00 p.m.: LDMS Choral Concert @ MHS PAC

Jan. 14, 2020: 6th Grade JA BizTown Fieldtrip to Kohl's Center

Jan. 15, 2020: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.: MHS 8th Grade Orientation Evening @ MHS

Jan. 17, 2020 - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.: Teen Center - Gr. 4 & 5 ONLY - @ Bay Lane Elementary

Jan. 20, 2020: LDMS Chamber Choir Fieldtrip to UWM Panther Arena

Your Input Matters

As indicated in our last newsletter, our district is on a continuous journey to make our schools the best places for students to learn, staff to work, and parents to send their children for a good education. In this effort, we appreciate your support.


It is important to gather feedback from you to celebrate successes and identify areas for growth. If you have not already done so, please take a few minutes and complete this Parent Satisfaction Survey to help provide this feedback.


Once the survey is complete, the results will be analyzed by an outside organization. The data from the survey will be sent to each school and the Superintendent. Then, the results of the survey will be shared with parents and the community.



Thank you for your continued interest in and support of your child's education with us. Please feel free to contact us in the event you have any questions regarding the survey.


Sincerely,


Linda O'Bryan, Principal

John McEwing, Associate Principal

Suicide Awareness and Prevention Education

On Monday, December 16th, all 5-8th grade students at Lake Denoon will hear a presentation that covers the topic of suicide awareness and prevention. The purpose of this presentation is to share with students the signs and risk factors often associated with people who are contemplating suicide or have suicidal thoughts. Through this presentation, students will learn about ways to problem-solve, engage in help-seeking behaviors, and be informed of suicide prevention resources. At the end of the presentation, students will complete an exit survey that will ask them if they need to be seen by someone on our student services team, or, if they have a question following the presentation. District student services staff members will respond to the exit survey responses based on priority.


Thank you, parents and guardians, for supporting the health and wellness of our students.

Congratulations D.A.R.E. Graduates!

On Monday, November 25th, our SRO Officer Nowicki, members of the Muskego Police Department and fifth grade DARE student graduates joined together for a ceremony to reinforce the importance of making good decisions. Even Canine Officer Obi was able to attend! Please click here for photos of our celebration.

Congratulations Peace Poster Contest Winners!

Students in Intermediate Art took part in this year’s Peace Poster Contest sponsored by the Muskego Lion’s Club. Art Teachers from Lake Denoon MS, Muskego Lakes MS, St. Paul’s School and St. Leonard’s School have incorporated curriculum to support these students in creating a piece of art that will represent their understanding of this year’s theme, “Journey to Peace”.


This Peace Poster uses previously-learned principles and elements of design to create a composition that evokes the theme without using words. Students had the opportunity to express both their skill and craftsmanship in the creation of their poster. The Muskego community will be able to view all participants of the Peace Poster contest at the Muskego Public Library starting December 1st- December 31st.


The three winners from Lake Denoon Middle School are listed below. Each student wrote a quote to summarize their personal expression of what peace means to them.


Lake Denoon's 1st Place winner Isabella Mittelstaedt writes, “Peace to me means, a world where we all live together in harmony and a world with no conflict and we all accept others differences and everyone in the world will have to come together in order to achieve a peaceful world.”


Lake Denoon's 2nd Place winner Riordan Kiernan states, “Peace is something the world struggles with because of our society, outcome and differences. But as we realize that isn’t important, we all come together as a community and peace will make its way around.”


Lake Denoon's Third Place winner Lily Narlow suggests,

“As long as we all treat each other equally, be kind, and maybe give each other a smile now and then we can all have a peaceful journey in this beautiful world.”


Each student did a fantastic job arranging their compositions in a creative way to express this year’s message “Journey to Peace”. Please take an opportunity to visit the artwork during the Month of December at the Muskego Public Library and share in their vision of Peace.


  • Mrs. Motz

Art Teacher, Lake Denoon Middle School

Grades 5-8

Vision Screening Results and Make-Up Requests

We are grateful for the Muskego Lions Club Vision Screening volunteers! On November 26 the volunteers screened 163 5th grade students. 16 students were referred for further evaluation and those parents have been notified.


There were 20 absences on November 26. If your 5th grade student was not screened and you would like them screened, please notify your child's teacher.

AVID Speakers Needed

The AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) class would like to explore multiple careers and the paths taken to those careers. We are looking for working adults who would be willing to share their job experiences with a small group of 8th grade students. Our class meets between 2:15 - 3:00 p.m.


Please contact Michelle Johnson michelle.johnson@muskegonorway.org to volunteer!

Band Concert

The band concert for grade 6 will be held on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Lake Denoon School. Students must arrive by 6:30 p.m.


CONCERT DRESS: Students must wear black pants, black dress shirt, black shoes, black socks. A pop of color is allowed with a colorful tie for the guys and an accessory for the ladies.

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