February 2020 Report
Lakeland Students Participate in Mid-Year Assessments
Over the past several weeks Lakeland students have participated in the following mid-year assessments: Fountas & Pinnell, which is a reading assessment, and two NWEA tests, one in math, and one in reading. Students also had a mid-year math screener. These assessments will be used to monitor student growth and plan for individual and classroom instruction during the second half of the year.
Lakeland Students Begin to Prepare for Science Olympiad
Over 40 Lakeland 4th and 5th Graders are beginning to practice for the 2020 Science Olympiad Tournament. Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization devoted to increasing student interest in science and providing recognition in science achievement. The Branch County Elementary Science Olympiad is a 3rd-6th Grade team tournament where students compete in fun, science-related events and activities throughout the day. Olympic-style medals are awarded to first through third place winners and all participants receive a certification of participation. The date for the 2020 Branch County Science Olympiad Tournament is March 14, 2020.
Kiwanis Awards Lakeland 4th Grade with Books
On February 19, the Kiwanis Club of Coldwater visited our 4th Grade classrooms to award students for meeting their goal in their character-education program known as Kiwanis Terrific Kids. Participants learn the Terrific Kids character traits and how to set goals. The goals usually involve one academic goal and one behavior goal. After the students have met their goals, the Kiwanis Club comes to the classroom to reward the students.
Lakeland Receives Grant from Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs
Lakeland Elementary 4th Grade recently received an Arts & Culture Trek Grant award of $500 from the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs. This grant will help fund their field trip to the Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, MI in March. 228 4th Graders will benefit from this experience, learning about the history of aviation, participating in hands-on exhibits, and riding rides! Thank you to the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs!
Gary Dancer, Principal
Lakeland Elementary School