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SharkMail - May 29, 2023

Lakeside Middle School
Main Office: 434-975-0599
Report Attendance: or call 434-975-0599

School Counselors
Heather Lindsay - 6th Grade -
Kathryn Brice - 7th Grade -
Cabell Guy - 8th Grade -

Michael Craddock, Principal - 6th Grade and 8th Grade A-K
Craig Smith,  Assistant Principal - 7th Grade and 8th Grade L-Z

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Here’s what we have for you this week:

  • Important Dates

  • Next Week at Lakeside

  • Friday Message

  • Message from the PTO - 8th Grade Dance Update

  • Library Book Return

  • Are You a Mountain Biker?

  • AHS Girls Basketball Summer workouts

  • Summer Opportunity: Basketball Camp @ AHS

  • Summer opportunity: Football camp @ AHS

  • Local Art Camp Information

  • Albemarle County Parks and Rec Summer Camp at Lakeside

Important Dates:

May 31 - Instrument Tryout Night (new Band students)
June 2 - 8th Grade Field Trip
June 3 - 8th Grade Dance - 5:00-7:30
June 5 - Field Day (rain date June 6)
June 8 - 8th Grade Ceremony (10 AM)
June 9 - Last Day of School (Dismiss at 1:00 PM)

Next Week at Lakeside:

Monday, June 5th: Teal Day
   Field Day 2023

Tuesday, June 6th: Black Day
Rain date for Field Day

Wednesday, June 7th: Teal Day

Thursday, June 8th: Black Day
   10:00 - 11:15: 8th Grade Ceremony

Friday, June 9th: Teal Day
   1:00 Dismissal for students
   You made it - Happy summer!

  1. Library Book Return: Attention!  Attention!  The library is starting to process books checked out from earlier in the year.  Please help us refresh our records by encouraging your student to return missing and/or overdue books.  We are primarily focused on collecting materials from 8th graders as they prepare to move on to high school.  If a student is in the middle of a title or would like to have access to a set of titles throughout the summer, I am more than happy to assist.  Please send your student to the Lakeside Library before the last day of school so we can discuss their needs and refresh their records.  Thank you again for your support and for helping us keep materials circulating for all students to enjoy!

    Lakeside Library is still accessible this summer!  Stay tuned for information regarding limited library summer hours...

  2. Are you a Mountain Biker? Are you curious about Mountain Biking? The AHS Mountain Bike team is starting to think about the Fall season and is looking for new riders. We are especially looking to expand our number of FEMALE riders. No tryouts and No previous experience. The only requirements are a good attitude and a willingness to get and stay fit. The team has a (very) limited number of “loaner” bikes that are available for first-time riders who what to give the sport a try. Practice starts the week of August 21. 8th-11th graders who are interested in more information should contact Michael Greco at or Sandra Holbrook at  

  3. AHS Girls Basketball Summer workouts: Any rising 9th grade girls interested in basketball are welcome to attend whenever you are able to. Contact Coach Barbour ( or the AHS Athletics Department for questions.  This schedule will remain consistent through July 21.
    Mondays and Wednesdays— conditioning, 6:30-7:30pm @AHS (unless otherwise communicated). Fridays—basketball/open gym, 6-7:30pm @AHS. A detailed calendar will be provided to the girls who attend or can be emailed out.

  4. Summer Opportunity: Basketball Camp @ AHS: Open to Boys and Girls. Ages: Rising 3rd Graders - Rising 9th Graders. Cost: $100 per session or $180 for both sessions . The camp includes:
    -Fundamental Station Work
    -Individual Drills and Team Play
    -Free Throw Contest and Awards
    -Camp Reversible Jersey
    For more information, click here.

  5. Summer opportunity: Football camp @ AHS: Join us at one or more of the 2023 Albemarle Gridiron Club Football Camps sponsored by AHS Head Coach Brandon Isaiah.  These camps are open to all surrounding area students. 

    **Football Camp I - June 19th & 20th
    **Football Camp 2 - June 22nd & 23rd
    **Football Camp 3 - July 12th

    All camps will be held from 8:30am - 12:30 pm at Albemarle High School. The registration fee for the 2-day camps is $75 and includes both days of camp. A light lunch will also be provided. Registration fee for the one-day camp July 12 is $50.

    Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about the game of football or work on your football skills. There will also be guest speakers throughout camp. Camp is open to all ages 5 and up. For more information email  

  6. Local Art Camp Information: Calling all middle schoolers who want to create art in a fun and relaxed setting!  Check out Foster Art, a new art studio opening in the Forest Lakes Shopping Center in June.  Foster Art will offer art classes, workshops and camps for all ages.  Artists are welcome to bring their own art and we will also be checking out other inspiration to create new types of art.  Middle school art camp runs the week of July 17-21.  Check out this flyer for more info or email with any questions.

  7. Albemarle County Parks and Rec Summer Camp at Lakeside:  Albemarle County Parks and Recreation will be running a Summer Camp at Lakeside Middle School July 3-28.  The flyer with registration information is here:

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