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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.

About LCS

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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        [post_content] => DPThe sudden arrival of Thanksgiving has us all pondering what we are most thankful for here in Discovery. As we chatted among ourselves and wondered what our students might be thankful for, a few themes quickly emerged - Community, Technology, and Fellowship (not to mention, a week off for Thanksgiving break!).


    We are incredibly thankful for the opportunity to learn and grow within the community, both on campus and off. Recently, the Discovery students took a field trip to get frozen yogurt. We were able to practice many practical living skills and enjoy a fabulous treat, all at the same time! Our students are also welcomed into the LCS community in a variety of ways. Discovery II students complete jobs around campus for various teachers each day. These jobs provide them with the opportunity to practice both social and practical living skills. Some of our students are also included in mainstream classrooms, attending specials as well as participating in classroom instruction. Being welcomed by both the students and other teachers within the school is something we are MOST thankful for here in Discovery.  


    The wonderful blessing of technology has a great impact on the Discovery students. Ipads, iphones, the Smartboard, and computers tend to all be preferred items for each student. As a teacher, I can't imagine going a day without my Smartboard! The ability to utilize songs, visual aids, interactive games, and videos is invaluable in my classroom. Because it is such a preferred item, my students are motivated and have learned a variety of academic skills using the Smartboard that they may have otherwise dreaded.  


    Finally, we are so thankful for the fellowship and comradery we find each day at LCS. The care and support that we provide one another as teachers within our program is vital. It is so helpful to decompress and problem solve with one another after a particularly challenging day. The relationships we have built with each family within the Discovery Program are also incredible blessings. As teachers, we strive to establish a good working relationship with each parent in order to provide the best learning environment for their child. It is so necessary that we work together and support one another - and here in Discovery, this is definitely a two way street with care and support flowing both ways between teachers and parents. Most importantly, we are thankful to be a part of a larger community of believers in which we know we have the daily support and prayers of our faculty peers, administration and parents.   Miss Lori Karnes is a teacher in the Discovery Program, a self-contained classroom offered to students with a specific diagnosis of autism and/or related disabilities.  You can email Lori at lkarnes@lcsonline.org. [post_title] => 'Discovering' Thankfulness [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => discovering-thankfulness [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-11-21 12:55:54 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-11-21 17:55:54 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://www.lcsonline.org/?p=18337 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [format_content] => )
  • DP Posted: November 26, 2014
    By: Lori Karnes
    'Discovering' Thankfulness The sudden arrival of Thanksgiving has us all pondering what we are most thankful for here in Discovery. As we chatted among ourselves and wondered what our students might be…

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