Update: 2:22 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18
Lake Middle School Principal Molly Roeske sent out the following:
Thank you for the outreach being shown to the family of Allison Trebesch. It has been a very difficult time for our students and staff as we work through the significant loss we are experiencing at Lake Middle School. (Please know that we will share any funeral arrangements forwarded on by the Trebesch family in our school’s daily announcements in the near future.)
I wanted all of our Lake families to be aware of the support that was provided to our students and staff throughout the school day today. Students started in their Advisory class this morning and were given an open invitation to our media center throughout the school day to access support, meet in small groups led by support staff, spend time with friends and staff members or simply take some time to write notes/cards that will be forwarded on to the family.
My sincere gratitude is extended to the following who were present in the building today providing resources, comfort and conversation to our students:
- Members of the district’s Mental Health Team
- Local Youth Pastors
- Canvas Health Staff
- Youth Services Bureau Staff
- All Lake Staff Members and support from the central office
In addition to the attachment to this email entitled, “Helping Students Cope,” we have added a number of resources to our website which can be accessed at the following link: http://www.sowashco.k12.mn.us/lake/counseling-resources.aspAs always, please contact the school with questions or concerns you may have about working through this difficult time with your child.
An eighth-grader at Lake Middle School in Woodbury has died.
A South Washington County Schools official referred questions to a post on the district's website:
It is with regret that we let our school community know of the death of 8th grader Allison Trebesch.
At this time we know that Allison was a gifted athlete (participating as a diver for East Ridge High School) and student at Lake Middle School.
The district, especially the staff and students of Lake and East Ridge, mourn the loss of this young person who was special to many.
“We extend our sincere sympathies to Allison’s family and many friends,” said Superintendent Keith Jacobus. “We are doing everything we can to support our students and staff at this very difficult time.”
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