John Parker - Principal
I want to take this opportunity to welcome our students, parents/guardians, faculty and staff, and community members to our “Lion Family” here at Lakeside Middle School. There is an amazing sense of excitement and energy in our school atmosphere as our teachers, administrators, and support staff work cooperatively to ensure that our students receive a relevant, rigorous, and quality standard-based educational experience. As the principal, I am honored and privileged to have the amazing opportunity to serve our outstanding middle school students as we continually strive to meet their educational, personal, career, and social developmental needs. Additionally, our assistant principal, Mrs. Walsh has a strong intervention based disciplinary program, and possesses the unique ability to make meaningful connections with students that empower them to make positive choices in their lives. Finally, I am eager to fulfill the vision held by our VVUSD Board of Education and Superintendent, Mr. Juan M. Lopez who are personally committed to providing our school community with a safe and non-threatening learning environment that is designed to motivate and encourage our students to come to school and achieve academic success.
Lakeside Middle School faculty and staff believe that students should meet or exceed grade-level standards and have adopted and implemented a variety of accountability measures that are utilized to identify common core standards, assess student learning, guide instruction, develop targeted teaching strategies, and communicate student progress. We encourage our parents/guardians to be active members of our educational partnership that is best served through the collaborative work and support of our entire Lakeside Middle School family.
As you can see, we look forward to your support. The focused educational direction, positive atmosphere, and spirit of Lakeside Middle School help to foster mutual respect and personal growth. Few school districts offer the abundance of educational opportunities that are available at Lakeside Middle School. On behalf of our certificated and classified staff, we welcome the opportunity to share and celebrate the learning and teaching that occurs at Lakeside Middle School, home of the “Lions.”