Principal's Message

  •   Mr. Bengtson

    It looks like winter is finally upon us here at Lakes Middle School.  The forecast is clear and cold right now, but it looks like the white stuff isn’t too far away.  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 great 1st semester we have experienced so far in the 2017-2018 school year.  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 students, parents, and staff, along with Real Life Ministries, Christ the King Church, Second Harvest Food Bank, and numerous community volunteers and organizations donated an abundance of food and time during our “Lakesgiving” dinner celebration held at Lakes on November 20th.   This was an awesome event and we were able to serve over 800 meals and send home nearly 400 Turkeys with families

    December is certainly a busy time with band and choir concerts throughout the month along with wrestling matches and 7th grade girls’ basketball games.  We are continuing to promote anti-bullying this month as we train close to 70 of our students in ways to promote a positive school climate.  We finish the month with our Lakes card assembly followed by our Christmas social all on December 15th.  A big thanks to our PTSA and students who helped support our Lakes card sale.  Our students, parents, and PTSA were able to raise nearly $10,000 to help out our school.   

    We are about 5 weeks away from the end of the 1st semester and we are encouraging all of our students and parents to pay close attention to grades.  When we return from Christmas break, the time moves pretty fast and it is often difficult to raise those poor grades.  We want to encourage all of our parents to access Skyward and check your students’ grades in each of their classes.  Our Lakes teachers want every student to be successful, and it is our hope by working together we can achieve this goal.  Have a wonderful holiday season and we will see everyone after the New Year.


    Jeff Bengtson

    Lakes Middle School Principal