As Lakeside High School readies for its big homecoming football game Friday against Heritage High School, Lancer Nation is also preparing for an emotional remembrance.
In the minutes leading up to Friday night’s 7 p.m. kickoff at home, there will be a moment of silence to honor former Lakeside Principal Jason Moscowitz.
The event is scheduled to take place between 6:45 p.m. and 7 p.m. , will share words with those gathered at the school’s stadium; bracelets bearing the initials “J.M.” will also be handed out, according to Lakeside Athletic Director Jeff Glenn.
Moscowitz’s widow, Christine, and their three daughters, Noelle, Alexis and Hailey, along with his mother, are expected to be in the stands Friday night.
“We are grateful they’re doing this and not forgetting him,” Christine said by phone Thursday morning. “It means a lot to us.”
Glenn, who worked with Moscowitz, described the former principal as a “great leader.
“He is missed,” he said.
There have been several Moscowitz tributes and remembrances 7, including the naming of the school’s gymnasium after the leader.
During that event nearly one year ago to the day, Lakeside 2010 graduate Ashley Lee said, “I never had an educator who touched so many.”
This Friday’s game will be especially emotional for those who remember last year’s Oct. 22 homecoming game: Despite having taken a job with the Hemet Unified School District as director of professional development, Moscowitz turned out on the Lakeside sideline that chilly Friday night, donning his forest green and gold Lancer jacket, cheering on the home team.
Go Lancers …