Welcome to Lakeview Elementary School

Photograph of Lakeview's Prinicpal, Scott Nelson

Dear Lakeview Students and Families,

 

Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year. We are the school home for approximately 380 kindergarten through fifth grade students from five different neighborhood areas. This year we have expanded to four sections in kindergarten, first, and second grades. We continue to grow!

 

To start this year our staff has updated the Lakeview Mission Statement. It reads:

 

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 gbenne@lps.org.

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