Following God's Calling...from Sea to Shining Sea
The mission of Lakeland Christian School is to educate students in the light of God's Word to equip them for a lifetime of learning, leadership, service and worship.
Lakeland Christian School is the oldest and largest private K4-12 school in West Central Florida. Founded in 1954, the recently expanded 27-acre campus is located in the heart of Lakeland. The more than 1,000 students enjoy $23 Million of sparkling new facilities, along with the latest technology. The hallmarks of the school are strong academics, championship athletics, award-winning fine arts, and a close-knit school-family partnership. However, the primary distinctive of LCS is that classes are taught from a Biblical perspective, emphasizing God's truth as it applies to every aspect of a student's life. More →
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Smells of the past . . .Every now and then, if it’s just the right time of the morning when I am giving a tour on campus and I round the corner near the kindergarten playground and the cafeteria, I catch a whiff of a smell that takes me right back to Boston Avenue Elementary. It’s those yeast rolls! I’m sure they are the very same ones I had in my elementary school. That smell, oh my goodness, it is so good. Then on other days, if it’s just the right time in the afternoon when I am giving a tour and I walk into the cafeteria after all the lunch sessions are over and our ladies are cleaning up, I catch a whiff of another smell that once again takes me right back to Boston Avenue Elementary, DeLand Junior High School and Palm Beach Gardens High School. It’s that “after lunch” cafeteria smell that’s a bit like warm bologna. I’m convinced it’s a universal phenomenon!
Memories of the past . . .It is funny how triggers to our senses can bring back memories of a time and place in such vivid detail. When I see an older lady with panty hose and chunky heeled pumps on I think of my kindergarten teacher Mrs. Harper. When I see someone eating saltine crackers out of a cellophane wrapper I think of Mrs. Fair, my fourth grade teacher. And if I should cross paths with anyone in this day and age using a chalkboard I would immediately think of Mrs. Kilpatrick, my eleventh grade trigonometry teacher who inevitably was covered from head to toe in chalk when I reached her classroom fourth period each day. School memories are, for the most part, good memories for me. I loved picking out my new lunch box and school supplies. I loved those big, fat pencils we used when we were first learning to write. I loved SRA reading groups. I loved getting to school early to see my friends near my locker. Pep rallies, homecoming, teachers who were genuinely excited about helping me learn and feeling like I actually progressed in my understanding of science or math are all memories that make me smile and certainly make me cherish those fleeting years. email@example.com. [post_title] => Cafeteria Smells and the Making of School Memories [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => cafeteria-smells-and-the-making-of-school-memories [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-08-24 22:31:37 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-08-25 02:31:37 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.lcsonline.org/?p=17512 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [format_content] => )
By: Julie Rice Cafeteria Smells and the Making of School Memories Smells of the past . . . Every now and then, if it’s just the right time of the morning when I am giving a tour on campus and I round…