Lakes Magnet Middle School

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It looks like winter is finally upon us here at Lakes Middle School.  The forecast is calling for significant snowfall in town over the next few days.  I am a big fan of snow, but limited quantities in town would sure make getting to school every day a little easier.  Be sure your students are dressed appropriately for the cold days ahead of us.
What a great 1st semester we have experienced so far in the 2016-2017 school year.  Progress reports and report cards indicate that our students are doing well and are placed in the proper classes.  Student participation in various clubs and activities is at an all-time high.  Homework House, before, at lunch, and after school, is busier than ever.  Many of our students are taking advantage of the great opportunities provided by the Boys and Girls club located adjacent to Lakes on our campus.  Our students, parents, and staff, along with Real Life Ministries, Christ the King Church, and numerous community volunteers and organizations donated an abundance of food and time during our “Lakesgiving” dinner celebration held at Lakes on November 21st   This was an awesome event and we were able to serve over 800 meals.
December is certainly a busy time with band and choir concerts throughout the month along with wrestling matches and 7th grade girls’ basketball games.  We are continuing to promote anti-bullying this month as we train close to 70 of our students in ways to promote a positive school climate.  We finish the month with our Lakes card assembly followed by our Christmas social all on December 16th.  A big thanks to our PTSA and students who helped support our Lakes card sale.  Our students, parents, and PTSA were able to raise over $14,000 to help out our school.   
We are putting the finishing touches on our “Building Character through Creating a Culture of Kindness Day” to be held at Lakes on January 9th.  We have an exciting morning planned for our students filled with guest speakers, films, and testimonials to help focus on a positive climate at Lakes.
Be sure to mark your calendars for December 14th as we will be hosting a fun-filled evening at Lakes.  Please join us for Crafts, Cookies, Cocoa, and Concerts starting at 5:00 p.m., with the concert beginning at 6:30.  This will be an exciting time with your family to complete a couple of Christmas Crafts and also hear our wonderful band perform.
Enjoy the coming snow and have a great holiday season.

Jeff Bengtson



Lakes Magnet Middle School Principal

Mr. Bengtson