Thought for the Week: 

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.
If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking AND Don’t settle.”

News Items from Lakeside:

  1. Friday Message for May 13th.

  2. Attention 8th-grade families: We need your help to put on the 8th Grade Dance this year!

    Here is a link to a Sign Up Genius for donations and chaperone needs.

    Here is a link to an Amazon Wishlist that includes additional supplies that are needed and can be shipped directly to the school. We’d appreciate it if donations are received by May 25.

  3. In May students will be taking Spring SOLs.

    Eighth graders will take 4 SOLs: Reading, Science 8, Civics, and a Math SOL (either Math 8, Algebra 1, or Geometry, depending on the class they are currently taking).

    Sixth and Seventh graders will take 2 SOLs: Reading and Math (Math 6 or 7, Algebra 1, or Geometry depending on the class they are currently taking)

    Below is a list of the tests and dates as you begin planning out your May calendars.

    May 17- Civics 8
    May 19- Math 6,7,8, Algebra 1, Geometry
    May 24- Science 8

This Week @ LMS:

Monday, May 16th: Black Day

Tuesday, May 17th: Teal Day
Civics 8 SOL
6:30 PM: 6th Grade Drama Performance (black day)
7:30 PM: 8th Grade Drama Performance (teal day)

Wednesday, May 18th: Black Day

Thursday, May 19th: Teal Day

All Math SOLs (all grades)

Friday, May 20th: Black Day

Yearbooks On Sale

Yearbooks will remain on sale for a bit longer. The price is $30 for the 21/22 yearbook. To order, please go here.

Family Engagement Series

We have a new page located on the Counseling section of the website where we will post the information from the Family Engagement Series. Currently, we have the Understanding the Teenage Brain video and slide deck posted, as well as a feedback form for future sessions. 


  1. 8th-grade families: Registration information for summer Health and PE classes at AHS was emailed to 8th-grade families and students on April 18. If you did not receive the information, please reach out to Ms. Lindsay.

  2. AHS SOCCER CAMP IS BACK! Albemarle Soccer will be holding its 7th Annual AHS Soccer Camp in June from the 13th to the 17th. It’s open to all rising Kindergartners through 8th graders, and the camp will be held on the AHS turf from 9 am to 12 pm. Other details about the camp can be found on the attached flyer or here at this link.

    Our coaches and players are really excited to hold the camp again this summer! We hope to see some of your kids knocking the ball around with us on the turf in June!

  3. Albemarle Patriots Basketball Camp: Open for 3rd - 9th graders this summer starting June 14th.  Click here for more information.

  4. Charlottesville Alliance Sports Club, Formerly Monticello United Soccer Club (MONU) is a non-profit organization that aims to inspire excellence, passion, and a lifelong love of sports in young athletes in the Charlottesville-Albemarle area. The club recognizes the shared goal of schools and sports programs in improving student well-being, including improved mental health, self-esteem, time management skills, and eating habits. We also value that students who participate in sports demonstrate stronger academic performance.

    Club tryouts for our travel soccer program will take place in May, and we are spreading the word throughout our community! I hope you can help. For more information, click here.

  5. Opportunities for Rising 7th Graders and 8th Graders: Starr Hill Pathways, a program run by the UVA Equity Center, is an opportunity for rising 7th and 8th-grade students. It is a summer program to expose students to college and career opportunities. See this flyer for more information.

    Program dates are the Weeks of July 5th, 11th, and 18th, M-F, 8:30 -5:30p, 3 meals a day are served, and transportation to and from home is available (UVA Equity Center will coordinate all transportation needs for participants). Students will engage in career exploration led by several youth-serving community organizations. Participants will be on UVA grounds for the program, and there is no cost to participants.

    Link to Application: Starr Hill Pathways (SHP) Application ( and applications should be submitted by May 1 if possible.

  6. For those interested in additional summer camp programs, you should take a look at Kids College at PVCC. Lots of tech-oriented programs this summer.

  7. One final summer opportunity for our Engineering kiddos will take place on JULY 25 – 29, 2022. The Exploring Engineering STEM Camp Information can be found here.

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