Principal's Message

Phone: (208) 667-4544


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Jeff Bengtson - Principal

It looks like winter is finally upon us here at Lakes Middle School.  The forecast is clear and cold right now, but judging by the last week of September and the first week of October, we are in for a snowy season in Coeur d’Alene.   I am a big fan of snow, but limited quantities in town would sure make getting to school every day a little easier.  Be sure your students are dressed appropriately for the cold days ahead of us.

What a start to the 2019-2020 school year we have experienced so far.  Progress reports and report cards indicate that our students are doing well and are placed in the proper classes.  Student participation in various clubs and activities is at an all-time high.  Homework House, before, at lunch, and after school, is busier than ever.  Many of our students are taking advantage of the great opportunities provided by the Boys and Girls Club located adjacent to Lakes on our campus. 

Our construction project is moving along nicely and we are looking forward to our annual “Lakesgiving” celebration to be held on Monday, November 25th.  We plan to hold a “grand re-opening” open house at that time as well to show off the newly renovated school.  We are anticipating the majority of our construction projects to be completed at that time.

As we wrap up the cross country and volleyball seasons, we move into band and choir concerts throughout the months ahead and throw in wrestling matches and 7th grade girls’ basketball games.   We will be kicking off our Lakes Card sale in early November and are excited to continue to promote kindness at Lakes with some exciting opportunities for all of our students later in November.  We will have more information for you in the near future.

We are approximately 4 weeks away from the end of the 1st quarter and 6 weeks away from Thanksgiving.  If you haven’t checked Family Access in Skyward lately, now would be a great time to do so.  If you notice your student is missing assignments or hasn’t done so well on assessments, we provide ample opportunities to make up for those missed assignments and also to retake tests.  Please encourage your students to take advantage of these opportunities.

Thank you for everything you do to support Lakes Middle School,

Jeff Bengtson

Lakes Middle School Principal

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