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Middle School News & Information

Middle School End-of-Year Exams and Schedules

  • Tuesday, May 18 and Wednesday, May 19 are exam review days (school ends at 3:25 p.m.).
  • Thursday, May 20 English Exam (8:15 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.) & Spanish Exam (10:30 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.)
  • Friday, May 21Science Exam (8:15 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.) & Math Exam (10:30 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.)
  • Monday, May 24- Study Time (8:15 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.) & History Exam (10:30 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.)
Notes about exam days:
  • Any student arriving on campus before the exam should report to the Student Center for study time.
  • Exams are over at 12:05 p.m. After exams, any student who wishes to leave is free to do so. There will not be any more regular classes for the rest of the day.
  • Students who cannot be picked up at 12:05 p.m. will be able to remain at school in a study hall until 3:20 p.m.
  • Buses will run at regular time (3:35 p.m.).
  • Any student not picked up by 3:35 or riding the bus home will be allowed to remain in Homework Lab until 5:30 p.m. 
  • All students need to be picked by 5:30 p.m.
  • On exam days, lunch will be available to students during regular times.  It may be helpful for your child to have a healthy snack during break. The snack bar will be available to students during break time.
Tuesday, May 25 is the last day of school and is a ½ day with early dismissal at 12:00. No Homework Lab or food service on this day.

Middle School Laptop Turn-in - Friday, May 21st

Middle School students will be required to turn in their laptop and charger on Friday, May 21st after their 2nd exam (approximately 12:30 p.m.). The laptop bag should NOT be turned in. It is up to the student to keep up with the bag during the summer break. Laptops may be wiped and reimaged. Therefore, students should backup any files that they’d like to keep using their Lakeview OneDrive.
 
Students will have an area in their classroom to place their laptops and will be required to fill out a small form regarding any fixes that may need to happen over the summer break.

Middle School End-of-Year Awards and Recognition

The Lakeview Academy Middle School End-of-Year Awards and Recognition Assembly will be held on May 12.  It will not be held in person this year; however, we will be recording it.  The link will be shared once it has been made available. 
 
Students participating in the following clubs will stand and be recognized: Chorus, Drama, Junior Beta (newly inducted students), Robotics, Spelling Bee, Student Council and Yearbook. Eighth grade students will be ​recognized if they participated in these clubs.  A separate awards and recognition ​program (8th Grade Promotion Ceremony) will take place May 25th.

Middle School Cross Country

Any rising 6-8th grade students interested in running cross country should contact Coach Nathan Wallace.

What And How Are Our Students Learning?

Here are a highlights of the learning happening in the Middle School and the what and how the students in those classes are learning this month.

6th Grade

6th grade students used pennies, paper clips and paper towels to explore the properties of water. They dropped water droplets on the pennies to see cohesion, investigated drops of water on wax paper and glass to explore adhesion, floated paper clips on top of water to see surface tension, and saw water climb up paper towels to explore capillary action. 

In 6th grade English, students have come to the end of Anne Frank’s sad journey in the Secret Annex. As a wrap-up project, students are using their script writing skills and creating and performing a script based on a scene they have chosen from the book. It is a fun way to end their study of such a serious topic and time in history. 
 

7th Grade

7th grade has been studying the skeletal and muscular system in science. They learned how snakes use their 15,000 muscles (as opposed to a human's 800 muscles) to move their bodies, as well as what their skeletal system looks like. They had the opportunity to feel the spine and muscles of a live snake. They also dissected chicken wings to peel back the skin and observe the muscles, fat, ligaments, cartilage, and tendons. They even learned how to grab, hold, and pull the tendons and ligaments to make the wing move! [INSERT PHOTO]
 
In 7th grade English, students have been reading October Sky and have seen Homer Hickam win the national science fair, and we have rejoiced as we have seen him accomplish his dream of working for NASA. In order to display their talent for public speaking, students worked in groups to record a live news report for one of the newsworthy scenes from the novel. It was fun to see the talent these students hold.
 

8th Grade

In science, 8th graders are learning about waves and electromagnetic radiation.  
 

Photos from Middle School

Parents are welcome to view and download photos and videos shared in the gallery links below:

Upcoming Events

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From the School Nurse

The CDC recently released recommendations for "When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated." To read their recommendations - CLICK HERE.

The CDC issued new guidelines (click here to read) regarding the length of time to quarantine. Based upon these new recommendations, Lakeview Academy has updated their guidelines as to whether to come to school or not. You can download our guidelines by clicking HERE.

More information: Options to Reduce Quarantine for Contacts of Persons with SARS-CoV-2 Infection Using Symptom Monitoring and Diagnostic Testing

Busting Myths and Misconceptions about COVID-19 Vaccination | CDC

From the School Counselor

Student mental health over the summer
While summer break is a time of reduced stress from academics, students can continue to have some mental health issues with anxiety and depression.  The change in schedule and increased “free” time can be a challenge for some students.  Please see the articles below for some great ideas to help support your child over the summer.
 
 
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