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Lake Trail Middle

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​Happy New Year!! I would like to take this opportunity to either welcome you to our Lake Trail Middle School Community, or welcome you back. The excitement in the building this week has been invigorating. As teachers we spend much of the summer working to prepare for our students in September and this week often goes by in a blur, as does September. There is no doubting that this will be an exciting year.

If I haven't met you yet, please find the time to come by the school to say 'hi'. For those that do not know me, I have been a teacher in our district since moving here with my family in 1998 and served as Vice Principal of Lake Trail from 2003-2006. I am passionate about public education, believe that we are all learners, and strive every day to improve the learning for every child to be successful in our dynamic world. You can find my blog by clicking here.

As many of you are aware, there will be many changes this year as we work with a redesigned curriculum and changes to our reporting practices. We will use this newsletter and other media to attempt to keep you informed of what we are doing. However, please do not just read these messages. It is very important that you participate in your child's education and there are many ways to do this. Attending PAC (Parent Advisory Council) meetings - the next one in on Monday, September 19th at 7:00 in our Library) and participating with the PAC can be very rewarding, informative, and valuable. Our school web-site (thank you to our Vice Principal, Wayne Kuhnert, for his work keeping this site updated and relevant) is a wealth of information about our school and about your child's classes. Coming to the school to watch activities, to talk with staff, or to volunteer your time and expertise are also rich ways to be involved in your child's education and our community.

​Needless to say, we are very much looking forward to this school year and invite you to please contact us if you have any questions, comments, suggestions, etc. I look forward to working with you and to serving our community. Thank you very much for taking the time to read this message, I appreciate it.