Principal’s Message – 2016 Second Quarter
We’ve progressed quickly through the first quarter with many great things happening. We enrolled 3,300 students at the beginning of September, and after the dust settled, we had all our 9th and 10th grade students participate in the PSAT, all our 11th grade students participate in the PSAT/NMSQT Exam, and most of the entire senior class who participated in the SAT with Essay Exam in October. Our Lakewood High School Regiment also had an outstanding first quarter under the new leadership with Melissa Palmer, our new Music Director. The Regiment participated in a couple of quality competitions and placed in the top three. Our Athletic teams had an excellent Fall Sports Season, and our Girls Volleyball program went undefeated once again in Moore League play, their fifth year in a row of winning the Moore League Championship, and continued to the Semi-Finals of the State CIF Payoffs.
Recently, our School Site Council approved funds for greater communication to our parents. When surveying our PTSA it was determined that most parents like the US Mail for communications. In addition, we are planning on having a parent resource center on campus and parent workshops.
As we approach the holidays, please keep in mind the spirit of giving and support our Project Shepherd canned food drive. Students can submit food items to their Period 1, Homeroom or directly to the Activities Office to help the needy during the holiday season. We will be accepting food items until December 5th.
Are you planning a family trip for the holidays? As you think about your arrangements, we want to stress the importance of sending your child to school every day possible. Every year, absences spike in the weeks before and after the winter holiday as families squeeze in a few more vacation days. We know that just a few missed days here and there, even if they’re excused absences, can add up to too much lost learning time and put your child behind in school. Please keep this in mind this holiday season, give your child the gift of an education and the habit of attendance.
Lastly, as we approach the holidays, it is imperative that our students not lose sight of their efforts with their academics. The month of December can be very challenging for many students with thoughts on time off, rather than time remaining prior to the holidays to raise grades. The key is not to become complacent and to strive for your best each and every day regardless of the time of year. Please join the Lakewood High School Staff and let’s encourage our children to sustain the drive to achieve and be successful.
That’s all for now, and remember, to “keep it good in the Wood”.
Mario A. Jimenez, Co-Principal Shawn Abbate, Co-Principal
By now you should have received your Parent Vue activation code. With Parent Vue you will be able to view your child’s course history and grades, attendance, fees or fines, discipline, classes, graduation status, IEP’s, state and district assessments, SAT and ACT Exam results, report cards, and even update emergency card information.
If you are experiencing problems with the new Parent Vue System, your first contact for assistance is the following website: ParentSupport@lbschools.net
If contacting Lakewood directly for assistance, be prepared to provide the student name, DOB, SLC, your contact information, and a brief description of the problem. You will receive a return call after investigation of the issue has been resolved. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.