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

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year. We are the school home for close to 450 pre-K through fifth grade students, from five different neighborhood areas.  Our current building has had a presence in the historical Capitol Beach are since 1923, and has gone through 3 major additions since then. The latest was completed in the 2012. Lakeview families represent a wide range of cultural and economic backgrounds, which is one of the reasons it’s such a special place.

We are excited to start this year with Family Literacy, a program that we began in February of last year to assist our non-English speaking families. Participating parents identify educational and career goals, and engage in adult education and ‘Parent Time’ designed to help them reach their aspirations. Participating children are supported to reach the goals established in LPS literacy curriculum. Families also benefit from PACT (Parent and Child Together) time that encourages lifelong learning habits on a weekly basis.

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.

Two of the ways we help our students meet high expectations is through the use of PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) and BIST (Behavior Intervention Support Team). PBIS is a research-based framework for proactively teaching and supporting positive behaviors for ALL students. Expected behaviors are identified, taught, modeled, and reinforced in a systematic way throughout the school. Students are “caught” engaging in desired behavior and this behavior is regularly reinforced and recognized.

The purpose of the BIST Model is to partner with students when they are struggling, and help them be accountable for their actions in order to make them more successful in 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 have an overwhelming feeling; 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 site supervisor, Gina Benne at gbenne@lps.org for more CLC information.

If you ever have any questions, concerns, or feedback to share, please contact our office. We can be reached at 402-436-1149.

Sincerely,

 

Scott D. Nelson, Principal