Photograph of Lakeview's Prinicpal, Scott Nelson
Scott Nelson, Principal

Dear Lakeview Students and Families,

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year. We are the school home for approximately 400 pre-K through fifth grade students from five different neighborhood areas.  This year we have expanded to include a Excite/Preschool program and our K-5th grade levels all have three sections each.  We continue to grow!

As our Lakeview Mission Statement below reads, we continue to strive for the betterment all students:

Team Lakeview believes that education is a foundation of life’s successes. Through purposeful instruction, guidance, and encouragement our students will excel and continuously grow.

One of the ways we help our students meet high expectations is through the use of B.I.S.T.-Behavior Intervention Support Team. The purpose of the BIST Model is to partner with students when they are struggling and help them be accountable for their actions to make changes in their life. BIST is designed to teach and protect students, via GRACE and ACCOUNTABILITY so that students can demonstrate the Goals For Life and make good choices. The Goals For Life are: I can be productive and follow directions even if I am mad; I can be productive and follow directions even if others are not okay; and I can be productive and follow directions even if I don’t want to.

There are many ways for families and community members to become involved at Lakeview. Two of the best are through the PTO/SNAC (Parent Teacher Organization/School Neighborhood Action Committee) and CLC (Community Learning Center). Our PTO/SNAC works to support our students’ education through volunteerism and financial support. PTO/SNAC meetings and events are held throughout the year. Our Community Learning Center provides programs for before and after school, as well as family events throughout the year. The goals of our Community Learning Center are to increase student achievement, to support families, and to build stronger neighborhoods. The Willard Community Center is the lead agency for CLC at Lakeview. Please contact our director, Gina Benne at