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November 23, 2022


Hello Cougar Families –


As we wrap up this week and head into Thanksgiving tomorrow, I wanted to let you all know how thankful I am for our community here in Lakewood.  It was wonderful to see so many of you last week at conferences and I truly value the partnership we have with you all in supporting our students. 


We are so excited about having a social (dance) for students in December!  Our first social this year will be held on December 16th, right after school, from 1:00 pm- 2:00 pm. Transportation will not be provided.  Students received permission slips this week at school and need to return both permission slips and money to either the main office or Courtney in the Counseling Center by Friday, December 2.


As we do not have a new middle school Comprehensive Sexual Health curriculum approved yet, our first semester health students will be using the KNOW Curriculum that we have been using for several years for the required HIV/AIDS portion of the standards.  Once we adopt a new curriculum, the remainder of the standards will be taught in second semester.  If you would like to preview the curriculum, we will have it available on Thursday, December 8th from 5-6 pm at the LMS library.  It is also available on the OSPI website at


This week, we participated in our district wide lockdown drill.  Second period classes had a lesson on Monday morning in preparation for the drill on Tuesday. Today, second period classes debriefed the drill.  Please talk with your students and if you or your students have any feedback or questions, please contact our assistant principal, Jim Barth ( or me.


Upcoming important dates:                       

Wednesday, 11/23  Early dismissal – students out at 11:10 am


Thursday, 11/24 & Friday 11/25  No school – Thanksgiving break


Monday, 11/28  Boys Basketball away @ Granite Falls


Tuesday, 11/29  Boys Basketball home v. South Whidbey @ 3:15 


Thursday, 12/1   Girls Soccer home v. Sultan @ 3:15 pm


Friday, 12/2   Early release – student dismissal @ 12:40 pm


Monday, 12/5  Boys Basketball away @ Sultan


Tuesday, 12/6   Girls Soccer away @ Granite Falls 3:15 pm


                            Boys Basketball home v. Northshore @ 3:15 pm


Wednesday, 12/7  Boys Basketball home v. Kings @ 3:15 pm


Thursday, 12/8   Girls Soccer home v. South Whidbey @ 3:15 pm

                          KNOW Curriculum info night – LMS Library @ 5 pm


Friday, 12/9  Early release – student dismissal @ 12:40 pm



Have a wonderful week!


Amanda Coté

Principal, Lakewood Middle School