Lake Denoon Timberwolves
September 11, 2020
Message from the Principals
Every morning, we start the day with The Pledge of Allegiance and an inspiring quote. September 11th has always been a special day for our school. This morning we remembered the day, beginning with a quote from President George W. Bush when he addressed the nation:
Great tragedy has come to us, and we are meeting it with the best that is in our country, with courage and concern for others because this is America. This is who we are.
President Bush was describing American heros. We asked students to notice that he did not say that the best of our country is when we just just show concern for people who are our friends. This is about serving and supporting everyone, even people who we don’t know or who are different from us.
Today, we celebrated the words of our Pledge “with liberty and justice for ALL.”, and asked students to make a difference and make LDMS a place that shows the best of America by helping all students feel welcomed and accepted.
Linda O’Bryan and John McEwing
Important Dates, Events, and Activities
Sept. 15 &16 - IReady testing in literacy classes
Sept. 25 - Professional Development Day (No school for students)
Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 - Picture Days (optional portrait packages available)
Oct. 14 and 15 - Parent Conferences
Oct 16 - Professional Development Day (No school for students)
News and Announcements
Staying Safe in the Digital World
Recent media attention has been given to graphic videos circulating on social media, such as Tik Tok, including incidents of self harm or suicide. While these videos are being removed, it is difficult to eliminate all circulated versions.
Having knowledge about this type of content can support conversations parents may have with their children about suicide prevention and mental health concerns. When children are exposed to this type of content, parents may want to discuss with their children any concerns and feelings that were generated. It is important to remind children who access social media sites to avoid videos from unknown users. It may also be helpful to provide children with phrases should their peers want them to watch graphic videos (e.x., "I don't want to talk about that video with you. That person really needed help.").
The following are some resources you may find helpful:
COPE Hotline: (262) 377-COPE (2673)
24-hour helpline providing emotional support and crisis intervention. COPE provides a helpline, educational materials and programs. Calls are answered by trained volunteer listeners. All calls are anonymous and confidential.
Student services staff are in each of the Muskego-Norway School buildings. Please refer to their website for additional information about suicide prevention and mental health.
If you are interested in ordering a Lake Denoon Middle School Yearbook for the 2020-21 school year visit: JOSTENSYEARBOOKS.COM.
Take advantage of Josten's back to school sale. If you order a yearbook with personalization (extra $6.00) by September 18th, you get 4 icons FREE! (That’s a $16.00 value!)
Orders can only be placed online or by calling 1-877-767-5217.
Visit JOSTENSYEARBOOKS.COM. Don’t delay, order today!
All students need to have their pictures taken for the yearbook and honor card. There is no cost for this unless you choose to order pictures.
Pictures will be taken September 30 and October 1.
Pictures can be ordered online, now through October 8th Click Here, go to school search and use the drop down menu to select “Lake Denoon Middle School 2020-2021”. From there follow the instructions to complete picture ordering. Sports Pics will send your child’s picture order directly to your home.
Hot Lunch Finger Scanning
We encourage all students to have their finger scanned for our hot lunch program. It speeds up the processes of paying for hot lunch or any other items your child may purchase at this time. This gives the children more time to eat and socialize with their friends.
Please Click Here to visit the information on the finger scanning process.
Please Click Here for the form to fill out for your child to return to school
News Just for our Virtual Students
Chromebook Cover Pick-Ups
School Counselor (LDMS)
(262)971-1820 (ext. 7420)
School Psychologist (LDMS)
(262)971-1820, ext. 7421
School Social Worker
Lake Denoon's Student Services Team
Here is information for you to review and also share with your student regarding concerns you have about others' behaviors.
What a student can do if they or someone they know are being bullied. Students should:
Empower yourself--Assert your rights
Talk with your teacher and report to an administrator
Talk with a family member/who you live with
Talk with an adult wherever bullying is happening
Report to student services staff member
Be an Upstander: a person who speaks or acts in support of an individual or cause, particularly someone who intervenes on behalf of a person being attacked or bullied
Complete a bullying report form (on Lake Denoon website)
What's Happening at Lake Denoon
Our LDMS engineers are considering design options for their upcoming egg drop. Good luck, young scientists!
Reading .... The perfect rainy day activity!
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