This Is How We Lakeview
November 2021 Edition: Volume 4
From the Lakeview family to yours, we want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! We hope that you get to rest, relax, and enjoy time with family or friends over the next few days.
Just a reminder that Wednesday, December 1st is a virtual learning day for all PLSD students. Lakeview students will have assignments posted in Google classroom. Students DO NOT have to take attendance on this day.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NOVEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH!
Each month at Lakeview, teachers nominate the students who are going above and beyond what is expected of them. These students show respect for themselves, others, and learning by Building Positive Relationships, Personal Discipline, and Being Better Today Than Yesterday! Congratulations to our November nominees: Keegan Resseguie, Jace Scarito, Isabella Keane, Gianna Gayman, Abigail Ashmore, Bryce Gregory, and Wesley Welling
School Store is selling Spiritwear!
The Lakeview Junior High School Store will be offering Panther T-Shirts for the low cost of $10. Click the link below to order. Your order will be delivered to your student and payment can be made at that time.
Native-American Heritage Month
Congress requested that the president proclaim the week of Nov. 23-30, 1986 as American Indian Week. President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation in November 1986 declaring the first American Indian Week.
The proclamation recognized Native Americans as the first inhabitants of the lands and their contribution to American society.
In 1990, Congress requested that the president issue a proclamation designating the month of November as National American Indian Heritage Month. Congress chose the month since it concluded the traditional harvest season and was generally a time of Thanksgiving and celebration. In 2009, Congress passed and the President signed legislation that established the Friday immediately following Thanksgiving Day of each year as “Native American Heritage Day.”
Ohio's role in Native American History: Ohio was home to several Native American tribes.
The list can be found on the Ohio Secretary of State's website.
Ohio is also home to several American Indian sites you can visit.
- Logan Elm, Circleville
- Newark Earthworks, Heath
- Shrum Mound, Columbus
- Story Mound, Chillicothe
PTO Bus Driver Appreciation
Wanting to help out with Holiday Assistance?
Wanting to donate?
There are several ways to donate this year:
The traditional big red boxes throughout the community and in the schools accepting donations of new toys/gifts.
Gift cards are also appreciated.
Cash donations through Paypal.
Another way of donating this year is through Amazon and Target. If you would prefer to donate in this way, click on the links below. Be sure to ship to Violet Township Fire Department Toy Drive (address will appear as an option).
ALL Donations need to be received by December 10th!
The Community Corner
Our Club Day this past Tuesday seemed to be a hit for our students. All students had the opportunity to choose two club sessions to attend based on what they were interested in. Session topics ranged from animals, to baking/cooking, to history, to coloring/drawing, to sign language, and many more. In the animals session, students not only got to learn more about Mr. Ekis’s animals, but they also made dog toys and dog treats for a local humane society. In the sign language session, Mr. Cobb introduced students to some basic signs to help them start conversation. In the environmental session, Mr. Bartos and Ms. Bowden talked to students about potential careers in the field, and then students went outside to start cleaning up around the school. Be sure to ask your student about their club sessions, and check out our pictures below!
This was in the previous Community Corner as well, but our Lakeview Leadership Team students will meet this coming Tuesday, November 30th.
Updates from the Family Feedback Form
One piece of feedback encouraged the school to celebrate academic success as much as athletic success. This is a great point. We are always looking for ways to make sure we are celebrating our academic accomplishments. Currently, we recognize Honor Roll students each trimester, and we have weekly/monthly prizes for students who go above and beyond with iReady, ALEKs, and Membean, and for students who are recognized by staff for upholding our Lakeview Values. One example mentioned in the feedback was that there are other students that hang jerseys of their academic top ten students in the Gym, alongside athletes’ jerseys. We will start to think about physical recognition of our students’ academic successes as we plan for future years.
Some other feedback came in regarding course offerings, specifically earlier foreign language courses, and equitable grading practices. We currently offer the FLEX (Foreign Language Exploratory Program) in the junior high to expose students to Spanish and French before they choose a pathway; discussion of introducing foreign language at earlier grade levels would need to start with the district’s Teaching and Learning Department.
As for equitable grading practices, we have made changes to instruction and assessment due to the pandemic, and students have more flexibility with formative assessments, as these are snapshots of a student’s progress before a unit assessment. On a larger scale, we will continue to work with the Teaching and Learning Department to make sure that our instruction and assessment practices are in line with our beliefs about teaching toward mastery of material.
One question came in about how to start a school soccer club since the junior high does not have a soccer team as part of the athletic program. Students can always propose new clubs, and we will check with the athletic directors to make sure that starting a soccer club at the junior high level does not violate any OHSAA guidelines.
- Christos Souhleris’s family wanted to give him a shout out for the great start to the year that he’s had.
- Congratulations to 8th graders Zach Ayers (Bassoon), Eli Miller (French Horn) and Desiree Wagner (Trumpet) for a very successful first concert with the Capital University Junior Winds Symphony. These students have been attending rehearsals since September as well as practicing on their own. The concert really demonstrated their commitment and passion for music. It was awesome!
The Lakeview Family Feedback Form
Click the button if you would like to give the counseling and administrative team feedback.
FYI, there is a change of information on the Lakeview Important Dates flyer. We originally had conferences on October 12th listed as 11:00 am - 7:00 pm, the actual times will be 7:00 am - 7:00 pm.