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Jason Moscowitz Gymnasium To Showcase Lancer Pride

“During his three years at Lakeside High School, Mr. Moscowitz created a culture of support, respect, integrity, inclusion, excellence, and achievement."

A favorite Lakeside Lancer who died in a Oct. 28 will be remembered for generations to come.

On Dec. 8, the Lake Elsinore Unified School District board was unanimous in its approval of honoring by dedicating the school’s gymnasium in his honor.

“Mr. Moscowitz was driven by a desire to celebrate and recognize student success and what better way to honor that commitment by naming the gym the ‘Jason Moscowitz Gymnasium,’” district staff wrote in recommending the dedication to the board.    

“During his three years at Lakeside High School, Mr. Moscowitz created a culture of support, respect, integrity, inclusion, excellence, and achievement. His drive to create culture culminated in a push to visually create a connection for students at Lakeside High School and what it meant to have Lancer pride,” the recommendation stated.

Moscowitz’s family, including his wife, Christine, and their three daughters, Noelle, Alexis and Hailey, were on hand for the Dec. 8 meeting.

LEUSD Administrator Doug Wells attempted to read aloud to the board a letter he received from Ashley Lee, a Lakeside class of 2010 grad, about her experience under Moscowitz’s leadership.

But Wells couldn’t get the words out. As he teared up at the podium, his wife, Shannon, took over.

“You always let us know your were proud,” she read from Lee’s letter. “You may be gone, but you’ll never be gone from our hearts.”

Lee was one of five Lakeside Lancer grads to organize Nearly 1,000 – if not more – showed up for the somber, impromptu service.

During the Dec. 8 meeting, board member Jeanie Corral relayed to the Moscowitz family, “It is an honor for us to do this.”

Moscowitz’s mother tearfully thanked the board, and after all words were spoken approximately 50 people in attendance at the meeting rose to their feet and applauded.

As Corral had said just moments before, “He was so loved.”

Kristy December 13, 2011 at 01:50 PM
This board meeting was very moving to all in attendance. Jason very much deserves this recognition. I am so proud to be a part of the LEUSD family.
Alicia the Color Guard Advisor December 13, 2011 at 03:58 PM
Very well deserved recognition for a principal that cannot be replaced! I am so glad to have known him the time there as a parent and got his approval this year for the color guard coach advisor position!
Rhonda Welch December 14, 2011 at 11:14 AM
He was a little brother to me and will always be alive in my heart. I visit him at least 2 to 3 times a month. I always leave a green carnation for him. Represents the color green as in kermit the frog. That is who he reminded me of when growing up. Love you Jay...always and forever..your big sis, Rhonda! Very proud that the Gymnasium will be named after him....children were very lucky to have a man like him in their lives. He was and will always be a great man!

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