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.

GATE Program

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 Club

Meetings: GSA will meet Wednesdays, afterschool from 12:30-1:15 (lunch during the meeting)

Purpose: 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.

Running Club

The Lakeside Running Club promotes running and student health. The club is the first in the Perris and Moreno Valley area to join the non-profit foundation 100 Mile Club. Practices are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:10 PM to 4:30 PM. William Winter is the Head Coach, Lucia Ruvalcaba and Deli Dukaj are the Assistant Coaches, and Mary Powers is in charge of fundraising.

If you are interested in joining, please complete the two documents below and turn them in to one of the coaches on your first day of practice

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.

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