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LAKE RIVIERA MIDDLE SCHOOL'S

THE LAKER

In my humble opinion, I have the BEST school newspaper staff! They are dedicated, creative, hard-working, talented, and imaginative.

THE LAKER has been proud to sponsor the "ADOPT-A-CHARITY" and "LAKER LOOT" programs. In addition, we created and sponsor the  LAKE RIVIERA ART FAIR in MARCH and the very popular 8TH GRADE POLL in June. The 2000-2001 school year brought the addition of the Student of the Month Rewards Program,  "JUST DESSERTS." In 2003, The Laker began sponsoring Student Leadership Day.                

                               Mr. Heitmann  

DEPARTMENTS

ADOPT-A-CHARITY

LAKER LOOT

ART FAIR

8th GRADE POLL

JUST DESSERTS

THE LAKER LEGEND

STUDENT LEADERSHIP DAY

THE LAKER EDITING STAFF AWARDS

1998

1999

2000 2001

2002

2003

2004 2005
2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013
       

 


END OF THE YEAR EDITORIAL AWARDS FOR THE LAKER 1998:

*Mary Ellen Brucato    *Holly Geronimo   *Ed Marsden    *Mike Orlofsky

*Alaina DellaRosa

This First Group Of Editors Knew How To "ROUGH IT" the first year of printing. We had no XEROX double-sided copier and had to staple each LAKER by hand. There was a lot of hard work, but it truly was a worthwhile experience! This group laid the foundation for a great LRMS Tradition. They were a joy to work with and they will ALWAYS have a warm place in my heart for creating THE LAKER. Four amazing issues of The Laker came out by a very talented group.

In addition to the regular issues of the newspaper, there was an addendum edition added in June for the results of the 8th Grade Poll. It included a very touching tribute to a student who had passed away. The category he won, "Most Missed", and the page was touchingly signed by every 8th grader who knew, Anthony Freglette

HEAD EDITOR: MIKE ORLOFSKY


END OF THE YEAR EDITORIAL AWARDS FOR THE LAKER 1999:

*Allan Acosta   *Frank Baeli  *Krystle Berrymen  *Kelly Biringer

*Justin Danner  *Megan Johnson   *Angelo Lilla  *Lexi Monesson

*Beth Oates  *Chris Peirson  *Tiffany Rosal *Ross Stephens

EVERYONE here wanted to take the school's newspaper to the limit. There was a new dedication to producing a "bigger & more powerful" Laker this year. There were THREE larger issues of the newspaper printed this year. The Final Edition was a complete sell-out.

HEAD EDITORS: KRYSTLE BERRYMEN & LEXI MONESSON


END OF THE YEAR EDITORIAL AWARDS FOR THE LAKER 2000:

*Melissa Anderson    *Chris Harper     *Rachel Pannullo

    *Colleen Poalillo    *Kristen Sing   *Matt Van Pelt   *Ellie Veldkamp

Special Thanks to Kyle Sammond, Rob Jakubowski, and especially Kory Sammond for one of the most entertaining original pieces of work to appear in "The Laker" ever. Also, a great job by Billy Joe Bob Jones from the student council .

This group had HUGE attention to detail and organization. The LAKER had the sharpest images and most well planned-out graphics since its conception. The school newspaper took on a new attitude with commentary, humor and even a more distinct "voice of the student."

The third year in print for The Laker brought about more attention to perfection and detail. This was due to the consistent perfectionism brought about by Chris Harper, Rachel Pannullo and Colleen Poalillo. Volume III Issue I sold more issues than either publication from the previous year. Then Volume III Issue II was a record breaker!  The paper was successfully marketed throughout the year with announcements on "Laker Live" and terrific bulletin boards. The ART FAIR bulletin board, created by Ellie Veldkamp, was one of the most original boards ever featured in the school and help set a great tone for the impending artwork. Volume III Issue IV offered a wonderful end of year wrap-up for the writers

HEAD EDITORS: CHRIS HARPER, RACHEL PANNULLO, COLLEEN POALILLO


END OF THE YEAR EDITORIAL AWARDS FOR THE LAKER 2001:

*Michael  Barry    * Siobhan Gordon    * Karen Grygiel

    * Chris Hukushi   * Noel McFadden   * Brian Petoia  * Eva Pomaranski

* Piotr Rapciewicz  * Corey Rodriguez  * Joe Stephens  * Tom Trafer

The Laker took on a technological breakthrough this year. With a GREAT new look and a new format, the 2000-2001 editing team made the paper look better than it ever did. New features and articles mixed with a new attitude made The Laker new and interesting.

There were MANY late afternoons and NIGHTS spent insuring that The Paper would be a success (EVEN WITH AN UNEXPECTED SNOWSTORM THROWN IN). The Fall edition of The Laker was a complete sellout.

There were stinging political editorials, superb original stories and outstanding extracurricular activities covered during the year's coverage! The staff of the newspaper remained true to the editors of the past. They were determined, aggressive, driven for perfection and.....a lot of fun to work with! Michael Barry and Staff got a three wonderful issues of the newspaper out with pride

HEAD EDITOR: MICHAEL BARRY

First Excellence in Editing Award Recipient : Michael Barry   


END OF THE YEAR EDITORIAL AWARDS FOR THE LAKER 2002

*Jon Gery    * Barbara Hasher    * Rob Ehly

    * Glen Lyon   * Amanda Hayes   * Kim Wight  * Kevin Teta

* Andrew Syvertson  * Eddie McDonald  

   NO one will ever know the difficult task these editors had in producing an entire school with a free issue of THE LAKER. They showed much determination and organization in completing this task. THE LAKER rolled out to every homeroom on the mornings that it was due. These people worked VERY hard, and it was very appreciated! None of the three issues missed a deadline even though this year EVERY student in the school obtained free copies. It was quite a task!

HEAD EDITOR: AMANDA HAYES

Excellence in Editing Award Recipient : Amanda Hayes 


END OF THE YEAR EDITORIAL AWARDS FOR THE LAKER 2003

*Stephanie Hemphill    * Susan Skiba    * Sabrina Echaluce    * Mike Consoli

    * Sean Darcy   * Anthony Nardone   * Kevin Rocha  * Jen Baronowski

This group became very diversified in everything that had to do with The Laker. They were wonderful to work with every time we met for a meeting. Though four smaller issues of the newspaper were created instead of the proposed three, the newspaper still managed to be the strong voice of the students of LRMS. 

HEAD EDITOR: ANTHONY NARDONE

Excellence in Editing Award Recipient : Anthony Nardone    


END OF THE YEAR EDITORIAL AWARDS FOR THE LAKER 2004

*Jessica Natalewicz     *Mike Colabella     *Andrew Smith     *Matt Cuccinello     *Alyssa Brown    

TOUGH YEAR for the LAKER. Lots of different things pulling the editors in different directions. Yet, they pulled it off the three issues in the end!

HEAD EDITOR: JESSICA NATALEWICZ


END OF THE YEAR EDITORIAL AWARDS FOR THE LAKER 2005

 *Colleen Grosse   *Alex Daudier      *Dan Gagliardi       *Frank Poalillo    

     *Pete Savage       *Leanna Soden        *Dana Venerable

Lots of ENERGY. . .EARLIEST EDITION OF THE LAKER EVER!

The editors of The Laker were given the challenge of creating a  PRE-Halloween  issue with safety tips for students. They delivered an issue two weeks before it was due! It was an amazing feat and some great articles about safety, music and spooky movies to enjoy the season! The other two issues of The Laker were also wonderful accomplishments.

HEAD EDITORS: DAN GAGLIARDI & PETE SAVAGE


END OF THE YEAR EDITORIAL AWARDS FOR THE LAKER 2006

* Chelsea Barreto     * Scott Frelund       *Chelsea Friedman    * Jesse Nguyen

* Lisa O'Keefe    *Gianna Pizzella     * Nici Vacirca 

        MOST ISSUES OF THE LAKER EVER PUBLISHED

The 2005-2006 School Year brought about four issues of  a newspaper that was free to the entire building of 1300+ students. It was a tremendous effort to get the newspaper out and in a timely fashion. Great editors allowed for a wonderful force to drive them to the brink of excellence! SO PROUD!

HEAD EDITOR: LISA O'KEEFE

Excellence in Editing Award Recipient : LISA O'KEEFE


END OF THE YEAR EDITORIAL AWARDS FOR THE LAKER 2007

* Matt Cain     * Mike Davis       *Nick Essington    * Chris Mnich

       HEAD EDITOR: MIKE DAVIS, ASSISTANT EDITOR: NICK ESSINGTON

This year was a surprise in the making. It was the smallest group of editers in The Laker's history. Yet, that did not stop the staff from producing some very unusual points of view that were unique to this year. There were amazing contributions made by a smaller staff that was bent on creating three stylized papers that would have a unique voice. They did very well! This is also the year that the LAKER POLL Addendum Issue stopped coming out in June; instead, the recipients that were honored by The Laker Poll received certificates prior to the 8th Grade Happening after the last rehearsal for promotion. That event made the revealing of the results of the poll more enjoyable for the students. ALL of the 8th graders were in the gymnasium togther and got to hear who won which category. It was enjoyed.

Excellence in Editing Award Recipients : MIKE DAVIS & CHRIS MNICH


THE LAKER 2008

* Alexis Andrews     * Kelsey D'Andrea       * Rebecca Grzyb      *Neil Haffey  

 *Greg Kamback     * Christian Negri      *Jimmy Sakers     *Evan Ventura       *Tom Winters

Truly an interesting group of editors with unique viewpoint allowed THIS year of The Laker to be heavily sports and arts oriented. There was also a wonderfully rich area of editorial components as well as creative storytelling that flourished in each of The Laker's  three packed issues. There were some technical issues that came about due to copying machine issues, but The Laker survived! 

Excellence in Editing Award Recipients : ALEXIS ANDREWS & REBECCA GRZYB

    


THE LAKER 2009

* Nick Auriemma     * Corinne DiClemente       * John Morone   * Brianna Novak 

      *Kelly Petillon      *Megan Sweeney 

Needless to say, there were MANY chefs in the kitchen! This was a great group of leaders all working together in order to make quality prints of the school newspaper. However, there were many technology problems with the school's tired printer! That issue along with having an editing staff that was quite busy with the myriad of activities that LRMS offers only lead to two newspapers being produced. The staff worked hard on them nevertheless and in typical Laker fashion...they went home!    


THE LAKER 2010

*Spencer Binondo      *Kyle Bogert      *Nicole Bravata      *Matt Hascha    

*Raymond LeChien    *Vincent Mack    *Angela Miceli     *Jordan Rassmann   

*Thomas Self     *Krista Thomson     *Nicole Vazquez

 

What a year for the Newspaper! There were so many diversified aspects of The Newspaper that occurred in the 2009-2010 school year. Once again, we dealt with the frustration of a copying machine that needed to go to greener pastures! If that wasn't enough, unbelievable snow storms pushed and a new school schedule delayed the printing of The Laker on many occasions. But with that aside, the newspaper happily produced the 50th Edition of The Laker, and for the first time in the paper's history, I actually included an article strolling down memory lane for the paper - recounting many of the paper's  achievements and saluting the paper's editors. It was a proud, proud moment!    

Excellence in Editing Award Recipients : THOMAS SELF

 

 


THE LAKER 2011

*Dan Berg      *Omayma Bougdour      *Riel Champury      *Alana Colabella    

*Taylor Forte        *Justin Geber    *Mary Ellen Guida    *Katie Howe     *Ja`Quez Johnson   

    *James Juliano        *Lucas Luz     *Tom Parsons    *Nick Powell     *Mike Prachthauser 

*Kendall Rankin        *Ryan Sullivan     *Jocelyn Valdora    *Lexi Venice 

 

What an AMAZING year for the Laker! Creative genius was unleashed  on LRMS as this group of students took over the Laker and transformed it into an amazing entertainment piece that was sought after by students. Incredible commentaries by James and Taylor were strong and poignant. Creative writing by Mary Ellen, Katy and Riel pushed the limit. The popular "Un-datable" series by Alana and Lexi became a cult following.  Sport highlights and commentary by Dan, Ja`Quez and Nick were huge successes. Creative design by Tom, Justin and Kendall helped make the Laker LOOK great. Current popular trends by Omayma and Jocelyn make the Laker Current and Fresh, Puzzles by Ryan created a challenge. The younger writers contributed many fascinating articles and creative writing pieces. It was by far the best Laker Newspaper series we had in many years. This was a truly dedicated staff and I will miss them greatly!    

Excellence in Editing Award Recipients : Riel Champury, Mary Elllen Guida, Katie Howe

THIS was a DEDICATED TEAM!

 


THE LAKER 2012

*Joe Candiano      *Rebecca Emerson      *Connor Fritzsch     *Jacob Greenberg   

*Kelly Heilman       *Rachael Lawlor    *Sebastian Medina

*Kyle Oliviera    *Michael Phelan    *Joseph Sperduto   *Evan Ursprich  

With MANY other activities pulling them in MANY different directions, this team was able to pull together FOUR issues of THE LAKER!

They REALLY came together when the chips were down!


THE LAKER 2013

* Kevin Bonner     *Chase Cumella       *Tori Rossini     * Ryan Rosenfeld    * Laura Spiak         

*Jennilee Stocker     *Matthew Stadelberger   *Ethan Voorhees    *Victoria Wetmore  

Great, Dedicated, Fun and ORIGINAL group!

This team was able to pull together THREE issues of THE LAKER!


 

LAKER L$$T LOTTERY

Random Acts of Kindness Literally PAY-OFF!!

If a student is caught committing a spontaneous act of random kindness, he/she may be eligible to receive a LAKER LOOT LOTTERY ticket. This ticket enables the bearer to :

1. Get a McDonald's V.I.P. card good for a free hamburger/cheeseburger

2. Be eligible for the larger prize drawings.

LAKER L$$T LOTTERY Will Continue for the 2011-2012 School Year

 

The Laker wishes to sincerely thank ALL of the sponsors to this program that honors the great deeds performed unselfishly by the Great Students of Lake Riviera

mcworldA BIG "THANK YOU" TO McDONALD'S CORPORATION!!!!!

Overseers 2012-2013:  Alyssa Buonavolanta & Jenn Higgins


THE LAKER'S EIGHTH GRADE ROLL CALL 2013

  

 

CATEGORY                            

 

H        Most Likely to Succeed:                                     Angel Pan                               Rylee Wernoch

 

H        Nicest Eyes:                                             Mike Soldo                             Kellie Ashton

 

H        Best Dressed:                                          Mickey Holland                     Shannon McMenemy

 

H        Most Congenial:                                      George Malgeri                     Joanna Kirkicka

 

H        Most Academic:                                       Angel Pan                               Laura Tsang

 

H        Most Athletic:                                          Jay Obenauer             Casey Palmer

 

H        Everyone’s Friend:                                  Joey Napolitano                     Kelsey Carpino

 

H        Most Talkative:                                       Noah Buono                           Morgan Scott

 

H        Most Artistic:                                           Orlando Sanchez                    Mackenzie Blair

 

H        Born Leader                                             John Prato                              Chloe Sherry

 

H        Best Dancer:                                            Rahmid Frye                          Jennilee Stocker

 

H        Most School Spirit:                                  Coby Dunn                             Sammie Santaniello

 

H        Most Humorous:                                      Richard Van Arsdale           Ally Bechtold

 

H        Best Singer:                                             Nick Loffredo                        Maeve Ashe

 

H        Best Smile:                                               Joseph Lopez                        Carley Jova

 

H        Most Honest                                            Anthony Costanza                  Erin Faulkner

 

H        Class Individualist:                                  John Bruno                             Erin Ritchey

 

H        Class Pessimist                                        Chase Cumella                       Annie Castoro

 

H        Class Optimist                                          Kevin Bonner                         Nicolette Cole

 

H        Most Dramatic:                                       A. J. Serrino                           Jessica Fiedler           

 

H        Internet Junkie                                        Ethan Voorhees                     Molly Newby

 

H        Most Helpful:                                           Nicholas Sekera                     Emily Carchio

  

H        Most Persuasive:                                     Kevin Bonner                         Hennesey Vilaseca          

 

H        Most Thoughtful:                         Anthony DeStefano               Jeanna Beveridge

   

H        Most Flirtatious                                       Jaret Maccanico                    Melissa Mitterhoff

 

H        Cutest Couple:                                              Mike Mooney  & Gabbi Dell'Orto

  

H        Best Friends Male:                                       Noah Buono &  Jay Obenauer        

 

H        Best Friends Female:                                   Carley Jova & Maddie Schleifer

 

H        Best Friends Male & Female:                     Nicholas Loffredo & Ally Bechtold

 


"ADOPT-A-CHARITY"

14 YEARS OF GIVING

1998-2011


"JUST DESSERTS" 

&

STUDENT OF THE MONTH  REWARDS:

TGI FRIDAYS NOW sponsors STUDENTS OF THE MONTH AWADS!

APPLEBEE'S RESTAURANTS  joined the list of companies that are willing to reward students for good work. The restaurant provided free dessert coupons for any student that received STUDENT OF THE MONTH.

JUST DESSERTS will be the official name of the program for the 2009-2010 School Year!

 


8th GRADERS

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MAY 19th, 2014!


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Be part of the 8th Grade Editing Team! A JOB and AN ADVENTURE (NOT FOR WIMPS!)

ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST, BUT THE LAKERS WILL BEAT YOU ANYWAY!!!!!


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The Legend of

"The Laker"

During the mythical period of dragons a long time ago, there lived in the lake waters, creatures who were not yet fully developed. As these beings continued in their development stage, they would emerge from the lake to complete their growth on a higher plane. However, no development could be accomplished without proper growth within the confines of the lake. Therefore all those within these waters were known and called "The Lakers".

While at the Lake, these creatures began their development into mature beings and also began to dream of their growth in the future. Within the water's limits, each became an individual who developed his or her own talents that would be used later in life. Here at the lake, they worked on self-development, knowledge, and maturity so that when they emerged from these waters, they would be ready to meet the challenges of their new surroundings.

The growth pattern usually takes three years at which time creative character strengths are toned and refined so that all future challenges could be met.

Therefore as the creatures leave the lake, they are transformed from Lakers to full-grown Dragons.


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