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Lakewood Montessori Middle School

Type of organization: Public Elementary School (Durham Public Schools)

Grades served: K-5

Address: 2119 Chapel Hill Rd, Durham, NC, 27707

Website: LMMS website

🚗 DRIVEABLE | 6 min drive from East Campus

🚌PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION | 26 min bus ride from East Campus

👣WALKABLE | 40 min walk from East Campus


About the school

Lakewood Montessori Middle School is a Durham Public Schools Magnet, which means that all students are selected through a lottery. The school is based on the Montessori system. Expect to engage with multi-age classrooms, and an environment that fosters “independence, connection to the natural world, life skills, and micro-enterprise.”

Read more about the LMMS Montessori experience here.

Entering the building

Pictures from around the school

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Volunteering at LMMS

Zachary Osofsky

Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteering at LMMS primarily consists of tutoring support in math.

Sample volunteer tasks

  • Aided 6th grade students in ratios exercise comparing weights on earth and different planets.
  • Aided 7th graders in point slope form practice.
  • aided 7th graders with linear equations review.
  • Aiding in class review for division using fractions.
  • Began working with advanced 8th grade math students on triangle congruence.
  • Help students with math, building community with them.
  • Help teaching ratios and coordinate systems to a group of 6th grades.
  • Helped with a science experiments.
  • Helped run activities for math.
  • I did a worksheet with a small group of advanced students on the topic that they will be working on next week, and then help another classroom with an specific student.
  • I first helped with math and teaching ratios by going around and helping students with a worksheet. Then I went to another class and help with history. 
  • I helped teach a lesson on ratios for Ms. Kohel’s 6th grade class. 
  • I tutored D in exponent rules.
  • I worked with three students together and we completed math work about proportions and ratios.
  • Led group of 8 advanced 6th graders in ratios exercise
    Math 7 Exponentials
    Math 7: Proportions
    Math 7: Solving 1 step algebraic Equations
    Proportions 7th grade
    Solving Linear equations
  • Today I worked with M on word problems involving percentages. I then worked with A and C on the same concept.
  • Today I worked with S, M, C, and Din a small group on solving one-step equations. I then worked one-on-one with Dand then with Aexamining the same concept.
  • Today, I worked one-on-one with A and then one-on-one with C solving unit rate word problems. A and I then did an exercise on understanding proportionality and visualized the concept in different ways.
  • We did an introduction to functions today. I
    went around the classroom and helped with ratios and conversions.
  • Worked on a math puzzle with kids.
  • Worked with 6th graders on ratio worksheet, gave 8th graders challenge problem.
  • I tutored an individual kid that was sick the week before and had to catch up.
  • I worked with A, D, and C on word-problems with proportions and then worked with the C5 students during their science lab where they were using microscopes.
  • I worked with Ms. Hlavaty to help students complete a mathematics worksheet.
  • I worked one-on-one with M on multiplying and dividing fractions and then worked one-on-one with D on multiplying and dividing negative and positive fractions and decimals. With both students, we talked about converting mixed fractions to improper fractions and about using the reciprocal to divide fractions.
  • I worked with 7th-grader M on understanding addition with negative numbers through number-line visualization and practice problems.
  • I worked in C1 and C3 classrooms. In C1, I helped kids with exponent rules, and in C3 I helped kids with proportions and ratios.
  • I worked individually with M on multiplying and dividing with negatives and positives and then worked with students in Ms. Hlavaty’s room. The students were working in groups solving real-world problems involving negative numbers and fractions. I particularly worked with A and G and focused on the visualization of a division problem and the use of improper fractions.