April News

April News
Posted on 04/05/2019
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Algebra Students Place at Huntington University Math Competition
On Wednesday, April 10, eight Lakeland Middle School Students traveled to Huntington University with LMS Math teacher, Doug Menz to compete in Huntington's annual Math Competition. The team of eight finished in third place overall out of the 14 participating teams from across the state.
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Back Row: Xia Lue, Brayden Miles, Ezekiel Wachman, and Ben Keil
Front Row: Manisha Ramachandran, Raul Balines, Tyler Yoder, and Brooke Retterbush
Topics and Problems

The Middle School Mathematics Competition draws problems from Number Sense, Functions/Algebra, Geometry, and Probability. Since many younger students will not have seen calculus, only about 10% of the contest problems requires knowledge of calculus to solve. There was no particular proportion of problems allocated to each topic, and some problems bridged multiple topics.

The contest consisted of three rounds: An individual multiple-choice round, an individual “short-answer” round, and a more difficult team round.

The problems varied in difficulty, and students were not expected to be able to solve every problem.
About the Competitions

The Huntington University Mathematics Competitions are designed to encourage creative mathematical thinking, engage students of all levels with challenging mathematics problems, and provide an opportunity for friendly competition among mathematics students and schools. The Competitions are not curricular exams; even advanced students should expect to see problems unlike any they have seen in their classes.

The Competitions are written, organized, and held in a collaborative effort between the faculty of the Huntington University Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, the student coordinator, and various other student volunteers.

Hola. Habla Espanol?
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Lakeland English Learner teacher, Stacey Priestley, ran a beginning Spanish enrichment class at Lakeland Middle School.

The students who participated loved it and enjoyed experiencing a new language. These students can continue their learning through a website called Duolingo which is utilized by our English language learners.

LaGrange County Parks Department participates in Middle School enrichment Friday
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Leslie Arnold of the LaGrange County Parks Department lead an enrichment activity on birds today. Students learned about various birds species and also made pine cone bird feeders to take home.

Lakeland Middle School Celenbrates Assistant Principals Week
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Lakeland Middle School's students and staff celebrated Leanne DeFelice, assistant principal, throughout last week during assistant principals week.

Miss Indiana and Miss Indiana Outstanding Teen visit Lakeland Middle School
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Lakeland Middle School was treated to a very special enrichment opportunity today as we welcomed Miss Indiana Lydia Tremaine and Miss Indiana Outstanding Teen Jenna Zabona to speak to students about leadership, goals, and overcoming life's obstacles.

Skull Detectives

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Herbivore, carnivore or omnivore?

Leslie Arnold of the LaGrange Parks Department leads any enrichment activity called Skull Detectives.

Students learned about skull features of various animals then had to identify if their classification.

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