The wellness Center addresses students social and emotional well-being. It is a quiet, calm, and safe space where students can access a variety of support/ resources and re-center their emotions so that they can carry on with the rest of their day.
Wellness Center Services
What kind of issues does the Wellness Center address?
Depression & Suicide
Offsite Resources & Referrals
What types of services are provided for students in the Wellness Center?
Conflict Resolution/ Restorative Practices
Brief Mental Health Interventions
Group counseling for a variety of concerns
Open Forum Circles
and much more...
How do students access the Wellness Center?
Students can access the Wellness Center by appointment or walk-in basis.
Students are encouraged to visit the Wellness Center before school, during lunch and after school, but may come any time during walk-in hours.
Please note: We are not a crisis response service center. If you or your child needs immediate support and/or is an immediate threat to the safety of themselves or others, please contact 911 for assistance.
Email is only checked during school hours. Emails are not monitored during school breaks.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:
Crisis Text Line: text "home" to 741-741
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: text or call 988
Trevor Lifeline LGBTQQ+ Crisis Support: 1-866-488-7386 or text "start" to 678-678 Call 911 and request a C.I.T. (crisis intervention team) trained officer to assist you
AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
2017-2018 AVID Recruitment Timeline at Lakeside Middle School
February 14 - applications distributed to all 6th grade students at SVES and VVES; applications distributed to 7th grade students at LMS
March 1 - last day to submit AVID applications
March 13-16 - AVID interviews held at LMS
March 20 - AVID makeup interviews held at SVES, VVES, LMS
March 24 - end of Quarter 3 grading period
April 10-13 - final review of all applicants information
April 19 - letters to all applicants placed in the mail
The AVID program at Lakeside Middle School is at capacity for the 2017-2018 school year. Anyone who wishes to have their student to join the program will have to notify the AVID counselor at Lakeside Middle School and have their child's name placed on a waiting list.
Lakeside Middle School employs clustering of GATE students in both 7th and 8th grade in each core academic class. High achieving students not identified GATE may be enrolled in the same classes if space is available. Enrichment activities, assemblies and other activities are provided for GATE identified students as noted in the proposed schedule of activities noted below.
The GATE program at Lakeside Middle School consists of curriculum differentiation within Core classes. Students are encouraged to employ critical and higher order thinking skills and to experience exploratory activities not provided within the regular school day.
To learn more about the GATE program in our school district and to find access to additional documents and resources, please visit the GATE program page at the district website.
Lakeside ASB under the direction of Mr. Brooks is made up creative, reliable and energetic 7th and 8th grade student leaders tasked with the responsibility of creating a positive school culture. ASB’s ultimate goal is to insure that all students have a good time at school. This is accomplished through all the student activities and events at Lakeside. These include, Fierce Fridays, Fun Fridays, crazy lunchtime games, Student of the Month Ceremonies, school dances, fun fundraiser incentives, Hero Incentives, 8th Grade Activities and so much more.
GSA will meet Wednesdays, afterschool from 12:30-1:15 (lunch during the meeting)
A Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) is a student-run club which provides a safe place for students to meet, support each other, talk about issues related to gender orientation, and work to end homophobia. Many GSAs function as a support group and provide safety and confidentiality to students who are struggling with their identity as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning. In addition to support, some GSAs work on educating themselves and the broader school community about gender orientation and gender identity issues. GSAs are a great way to build community at a school and lessen the isolation that LGBTQ students might otherwise experience. (from the GSA website www.gsanetwork.org)
Middle school GSA’s are NOT dating clubs but a place where kids can go to feel safe while just being themselves. It is a club that is open to everyone, gay AND straight, and is designed so that ALL kids can have a good time. Typical activities at a middle school GSA include game days, crafts, movie days, and being silly. Kids will find accepting friends and develop a support network that can help them in a straight society.
Video Game Club
Video game club is an opportunity for students to socialize and have fun together based on their hobby of playing video games. Students will have an opportunity to play multi-player games against each other, play single player games, and spend time discussing gaming strategies and preferences. Games will be approved on an individual basis. Rated "M" games will not typically be approved, although one notable exception is the original "Mortal Kombat" for Sega Genesis. There are several fun games to choose from, including: “Simpsons: Hit and Run”, “Monkeyball”, “Super Mario World” and several others. Most of the games are classics, but are well known games that most students will recognize. There are some more modern games as well but all of the gaming systems and games have been donated, so there are no “newly released” games of course. If there are any games, accessories, or systems that a student can bring in as a donation it would be greatly appreciated, although definitely not required or expected. Students are welcome to bring their own handheld gaming systems (Gameboys, Nintendo 3DS, etc.) AT THEIR OWN RISK. The teacher/school will not be held liable.