Dear Parent / Guardians:
The 2013-2014 school year is off to a great start here at Lake Shore Middle School. The vast majority of our sixth graders have learned their combination and overcome all of their summer "Middle School Anxieties", our seventh graders, as Middle School "veterans" have jumped back into the routine and our eight graders have begun t assert themselves as leaders and role models for the younger students. I would personally like to thank the parents and staff for their patience and for their efforts to make the start of the year a success.
During the first week of school, grade level conduct code assemblies were held. Mrs. Clark, the Assistant Principal, and I spoke to the children about the school wide behavioral expectations that we have. We reviewed the Middle School Code of Conduct which can be found on the Middle School website and in the front of your child's agenda. We encourage you to review it with them as well to ensure that there are "No Surprises."
The emphasis of these assemblies was on respect and being a responsible member of the Middle School "Spirit Week" which concluded with a Middle School Pep Rally.
Red Ribbon Week began on October 23. A central theme of our red ribbon week activities was "making decisions to keep yourself healthy and safe." As part of the red ribbon week activities the Middle School engaged an Emergency Response Plan - Evacuation Drill.
Staff and student safety is our number one priority and we strongly believe that it is best to be prepared in the event of an emergency situation. This drill was designed to be an educational opportunity for both faculty and students. Teachers guided the students through all phases of our emergency response plan which concluded with a controlled evacuation of the building. Many thanks go out to the Evans Police Department for their support in this endeavor.
Our extra-curricular programs have hit the ground running this year. CS&V-Leo's Club planned their car wash & Red Ribbon Week, the Newspaper, Yearbook and Drama Clubs have begun meeting, Student Government held class officer Elections and the Middle School Musical organization has announced that this year's musical will be Grease.
Extra-Curricular activities are an integral part of our program and there truly is something for everyone. I encourage you to talk with your child about these opportunities and for you to, in turn, encourage them to get involved in them.
Finally, I would like to draw your attention to the Middle School website: http://www.lakeshorecsd.org/Page/11. Once on the Middle School Homepage you will find a great deal of information about the middle school program and links to the Tops in Education-Money for Our School Program, the Middle School activities calendar, yearbook order forms, and the Middle School Conduct Code.
Once again, I would like to thank everyone for a terrific start and I wish you the best during this upcoming academic year.