The View 38002 May 2016

**************ECRWSS**** PRSRT STD ECRWSS U.S. POSTAGE PAID EDDM RETAIL LOCAL POSTAL CUSTOMER inform. educate. connect. Arlington & Lakeland’s Community Newspaper theview May 2016 .com Lakeland Names Matt Adler to Lead New Middle School Special to THE VIEW 38002 Lakeland School System superintendent Dr. Ted Horrell has announced the selection of Matt Adler as the founding principal of Lakeland Middle Preparatory School. A resident of Lakeland, Adler is currently viceprincipal of Bolton High School where he previously served as the coordinator of the school’s International Baccalaureate Program, a Master Teacher, and chairman of the science department where he taught standard, honors, and AP Chemistry. Matt Adler Adler received his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina and has earned master’s degrees in both Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Leadership. Horrell said Adler impressed the principal selection committee with his combination of experience, warmth, and commitment to student success. “I believe Mr. Adler’s skill set and personality will be a great fit for the kind of culture we intend to build at Lakeland Middle Preparatory School,” Horrell stated. Adler said, “Developing a school that continues the exemplary standard set forth by Lakeland Elementary School is one of my top priorities as LMPS principal.” Adler will begin work for Lakeland School System on July 1st and will have more than one year to prepare for the opening of the new school for students in grades 5 through 8. The school, which will be located north of Highway 70 and east of Canada Road, will open in August of 2017. A groundbreaking ceremony for the school will be held on Thursday, May 26 at 11:00 a.m. Upcoming Events MAY 21 Arlington Community Tennis Team is Aces By Julie Moultrie, Special to THE VIEW 38002 The Arlington Community Tennis Team enjoyed immediate success. This year marked the first ever tennis program for local kids ages 10-14 to compete against a variety of private middle schools all around the city of Memphis. Seven girls and eight boys competed this spring by representing one of the few public middle school programs in this area. Both girls and boys teams won half of their school matches. The boys’ number two player on the roster, Brandon Pham, and number five Justin Davis, boasted close individual winning records after many hard fought close matches for the boys’ team. Number one phenom, 5th grader Roberto Ferrer, and newcomer Gage Powell, a 6th grader playing fourth in the lineup, had notable records with even number of wins and losses against older Aleyla Wooten on the court. Photo by Christy Dupré. Team photos can be found on p. 12. and often more experienced players. Many of the boys also participated in a local recreational league through Tennis Memphis called Junior Team Tennis (JTT), where the Arlington Boys Team placed second in the 14 and Under Beginner Division. JTT members Brandon Pham, Joseph Haynes, Justin Davis, and Jack Rowe all had winning records in this division. Girls’ number one star Aleyla Wooten blew away the local school competition with an undefeated individual season record of 11-0. Number two girl, 5th grader Alli Moultrie, surprised older players week after week with an impressive season record of 10-2. Junior Team Tennis members Alli Moultrie and Sydney Long also had winning records in the 14’s Beginner Division Photos by Christy Dupré representing the Arlington Girls’ JTT Team in recreational match play. In addition to regular season, the Arlington Community Tennis Team participated in the end of the year district middle school tournament. Facing the best players in the city, Sydney Long proudly advanced past the first round of tournament play. Aleyla Wooten lived up to her 6th seed by advancing to the quarterfinals of the tournament, where she lost a tight match against the third seeded player. With only one 8th grader from each gender graduating, the Arlington Community Tennis Team looks to be a powerful program on the rise. For questions regarding the Arlington Community Tennis Team, contact Julie Moultrie at Julie 30 Flapjacks with Friends, Fundraiser for West Tennessee Veterans Home with Senator Mark Norris, 7:00 am—9:30 am, Arlington United Methodist Church Memorial Day Service; 9:00 a.m., Hughes College Hill Park, Arlington. Sponsored by the Arlington Chapter of the APTA JUNE 04 , Lakeland Annual Children’s Fishing Rodeo; Saturday, June 4th, beginning promptly at 8:00 a.m. at IH Managerial Park, Lakeland Inside this edition... Happenings, p.2 Business, p. 4 School News, starts on p. 7 View from 38002, p. 12