Lakeview Junior Senior High School spent the last Monday night of the year, Dec. 16, for students embracing Literacy Across the Curriculum by hosting a Math, Reading, Science, and History Night for students, their families, and the community. The evening was filled with food, fun, games and activities.
The theme was, “Literacy and Life, It Matters.” Teachers from every department created games and activities that focused on transferring what is taught in the class to life in the “real world.” The Agriculture department demonstrated how important math is to skills necessary for employment in many industries. The History department engaged students and parents with blank maps of the United States as a way to share their personal histories. Parents were showing their children the states they had been to while finding and writing the state’s name in the proper place. Parents enjoyed sharing about their past travels with family members while working with the maps. The JROTC presented prizes for performance and participation in the ACT Challenge.
Other activities included Family Feud, The Estimation Station, Wetlands education, and many more. Additionally, members of the National Honor Society fulfilled some of their community service hours by reading to the young children who came to the event.
The concept of including all of the subjects into one night was developed by Mr. Hymes, the principal at Lakeview. ” It can sometimes be a slight to engage high students in after school academic events unless you find a way to make it personally relevant, challenging and fun. Tonight, our teachers proved that they found the key!”
The PBIS committee provided hot dogs, chips, and drinks to everyone at no change. Mr. Hymes and other members of the administration served the food and cleaned up. Thank you to the faculty and staff, students and community members who shared an evening with the Lakeview Family. Together, we are always better!