Thursday, December 13, 2007
THV Golden Apple

2007 Golden Apple Award Winner
  Lakeside is proud to be a top ten school district in Arkansas for the third time.
The Golden Apple Award is given to the top 10 public school districts in Arkansas that have achieved academic excellence based on district-wide results on state mandated testing.  On December 11,  Channel 11 (KTHV) and the University of Central Arkansas announced the top ten winners.  Clicking on the Golden Apple will take you to KTHV website so you can view the ceremony.


Parental Involvement Committee Meeting

Thursday, Dec. 13, 9 am to 11 am

Middle School Library

Gov. Mike Beebe, Mr. Fotioo and Mr. Cook

 Just for the Kids Best Practice Schools

 Lakeside Middle School and Junior High were both honored on Friday, November 2, 2007. Gov. Mike Beebe and Arkansas Education Commissioner Dr. Ken James honored 14 outstanding Arkansas Middle and Junior High Schools at a luncheon hosted at the Arkansas Governor's Mansion. All 14 schools were identified as higher performing schools by Just for the Kids in Arkansas (JFTK) and The National Office for Research, Measurement and Evaluation Systems at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (NORMES).

Schools were identified based on student achievement on the state ACTAAP exams over a period of three years. Schools whose students consistently achieved higher scores than their peers in demographically similar schools were designated as higher performing.

Gov. Mike Beebe, Jamie Preston and Mr. Cook

"These 14 schools have done an outstanding job of improving academic achievement and should be viewed as leaders, examples and inspirations for all Arkansas public schools," said Gov. Beebe. "Our charge, and our responsibility as a state, is for all students to make academic progress, meet performance expectations and ultimately graduate college and career-ready. These outstanding middle and junior high schools consistently demonstrate that they are helping us meet that ultimate goal."


Lakeside Schools are fully accredited by the Arkansas Department of Education

Best of Show - Lakeside Middle School
MIddle School Co-Teach Teachers

In 2006-07 Lakeside Middle School in Garland County piloted the implementation of co-teaching strategies into one sixth grade math class and one seventh grade math class.  The classes were designed to have a ratio of 2/3 regular education students and 1/3 students with an individual education plan.  The co-teaching team included one content area teacher and one resource teacher in the classroom.  The teachers were provided co-teach training at Henderson State University thru the ERZ partnership.  Fifty percent of the students with disabilities in the co-taught class passed the state mandated Benchmark exam in the area of mathematics.

For the 2007-08 school year, nine teachers are currently implementing co-teaching into their instruction.  The program has been expanded into the area of literacy as well as math.

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