Lakeview Parent Bulletin

August 30, 2016

Proud to be a Panther Principal

Over the past week, I have had the opportunity to witness some great kids at Lakeview. First of all, we had a student come to the office one morning to turn in money that he had found behind a tire of a vehicle in the parking lot the night before after his practice. It would have been very easy for him to just take this money as his own, but he kept it overnight and turned it into the school. Then at the football game on Friday, I had another student turn in a wallet that was found on the ground. Again, he could have easily taken the wallet rather easily, but chose to do the right thing.

Additionally, at the football game last Friday, I had the opportunity to witness our students in a more casual environment, and they made me proud. At this level, very few students actually sit in the stands and watch the game. It is more of a social gathering for our students to hang out together, and eat concession stand food. The entire game, the students just hung out, talked, ate food, and acted like junior high kids, causing no problems. I appreciate your help as parents setting this expectation, as it makes an event like a high school football game, much more enjoyable.

Time to Pay Your School Fees

Now that student schedules are relatively settled, student fees have been posted on Infinite Campus. Please take a moment to log in to your Parent Portal and pay your fees. All fees are due November 18, 2016.

Student Council and Honors Council

All student leaders that are interested in running for student council should pick up a Student Council Packet in the office. All packets are due to Mrs. Ruckman in Room 106/107 by the end of the day on Friday, September 2nd.

Students also have the opportunity to be a part of Honors Council, which is a non-elected position that gives students the opportunity to assist and support the Student Council. Honors Council packets are also available in the office. All packets are due to Mrs. Ruckman in Room 106/107 by the end of the day on Friday, September 2nd.

Pickerington Public Library

The Pickerington Public Library is offering a homework help center after school as well as a research and writing class to help students learn the ins and outs of doing research and writing. Please see the flyers below for more information.

Start Talking!

Start Talking is an initiative aimed at helping parents in keeping our kids drug free. Using the link below, you can access this website and sign up to receive 2 emails a month with facts and tips about alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. Children whose parents talk about these dangers are 50% less likely to use in the first place. (The Partnership of, 2008)

PTO Information

PTO meetings will be the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 pm. Our next meeting is scheduled for this Thursday, September 1.

Please consider volunteering this year. There are things you can do from home, opportunities to send items/food in, or assisting the teachers in copying and other similar activities. Please take a moment to complete this on-line form and let us know how you can help out this year.

Show your support and get your family's name on a Panther in the main entrance. We are trying to avoid a fundraiser this school year. For a donation of $15, you get a bronze panther, $30 a silver panther and $50 or more a gold panther. There are many things we would like to make happen for our students this year, but this support is critical in determining what we are able to do.

Important Dates


5 Labor Day-No School

14 2-hour Late Start

16 Teen Night (7:00-9:30)

30 Picture Retakes