Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014
Filed in Weekly Update

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Check out the LCS Weekly Update for information about important news and events!

A few highlights:

  • No school on Friday, April 18 or Monday, April 22.
  • Important dates for the 2014-2015 have been announced.
  • The annual SLU Rummage Sale will be held on May 3. Start cleaning out your house and bring donations to the school!

To see this week’s update, click on the attachment below. Please be patient while the document downloads. Embedded into the document are several links that will direct you to more information on the school’s website.

Weekly Update for April 17


Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014
Filed in News

Don’t forget that the annual Creation Care Week starts on Tuesday (April 22) and runs through Friday, April 25. If you have questions, please contact your child’s teacher. This week will feature special centers and guest speakers.


Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014
Filed in Fine Arts News

Registration is now going on for the 2014 Lakeland Christian School Summer Music Camp scheduled for June 9-13. The cost is $100.00 (checks made payable to LCS), and the deadline to register is May 23. After May 23, the registration fee is $125.00. This camp is for students who have completed grades 2-6.  A flyer and registration form is available below, in the Main Office and in the Piano Department. Completed forms should be turned into Mrs. Lorraine Latham in the Piano Department. Contact Mrs. Latham at llatham@lcsonline.org if you have questions.


Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Filed in Athletics News

DSC_7975Sue Wilsman 13Congratulations to the mother-daughter duo of Sue and Brooke Wilsman on earning the top honors for softball in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) Class 3A, District 13.  Sue was named the Coach of the Year, and Brooke (a senior) was named the Player of the Year.



Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Filed in Student News

OMCongratulations to the three teams who represented Lakeland Christian School at the State Odyssey of the Mind tournament in Orlando on April 12.

The middle school team competed in the Grades 6-8 Division 2 category. The team was coached by Sherry Herman and Belinda Mines and included Christian Herman, Sean Stoltz, Emily Branham, Mary Bayless, Sarah Lowe, Aden Mines and Hunter Patteson.  Their problem was to design and built an 18-gram structure of balsa wood and glue in separate stackable pieces. The structure is tested to balance and support weights, and the team had to integrate an artistic representation of Earth while adding weights to test it. The team finished fifth out of 18.

The fifth grade team competed in the Grades 3-5 Division 1 category. Their problem was to design and build a vehicle driven by a student character taking a driver’s test. The vehicle was a hovercraft powered by handheld leaf blowers. The team placed fourth out of 17 teams.  The students on this team were Kacey Hutto, Avery Crosby, Hannah Jackson, Brock Copeland, Carlton Howard, Matt Nelson and Henry Nelson. They were coached by Ken and Cindy Hutto.

The primary team was in a non-competitive division but was invited to perform at the tournament. The problem they chose was to create the “World’s First Art Festival.” The team created artwork and presented the pieces as part of a play.  The primary team was coached by Pam Jackson. The team included Wesley Rogers, Hailey Jackson, Lauren Jones, Grace Rodda, Hope Hill, Hyatt Galbraith and Jacob Crosby.

View more OM photos here.


Posted on Monday, April 14, 2014
Filed in Fine Arts News

lcs2013_1355Congratulations to the young artists from Lakeland Christian School who competed in the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) Art Festival in early March. Their award-winning pieces will be on display at the annual Elementary Art Review on April 29. The event will be held in the cafeteria from 5:30-7:30 PM.


Name Grade Title of Work Award
Jena Roberts K5 Goldfish Good
Samuel Houghton K5 Green Frog Excellent
Anna Kate Rogers K5 My Family Superior
Grace Hames 1st Grazing Sheep Excellent
Sarah Remmer 1st Birds on a Line Excellent
MacKenzie Marotz 1st Flamingo Good
Avery Sandman 2nd Snails with Trails Excellent
Amelia Boyce 2nd Safe Neighborhood Excellent
Grace Rodda 2nd Greek Vase Superior
Madi Daven 3rd Line Lion Excellent
Evalina Ralls 3rd Cherry Blossom Tree Excellent
Faith Martin 3rd Texture Seascape Excellent
Faith Albritton 4th Flowers in Vase Good
Logan Coyle 4th Bold Castle Excellent
Mary Nanette Boyce 4th Landscape at Night Superior and Best of Show for 4th grade
Kaleb Walding 4th Three Crosses Superior
McCrae Clary 5th I Am Me Excellent
Kacey Hutto 5th Black Line Design Superior
Hannah Aplin 5th Peace Dove Superior


Posted on Monday, April 14, 2014
Filed in Student News

ArcheryAfter winning the state tournament and becoming the first Florida team to score more than 3,000 points, the Lakeland Christian School archery team was highlighted in the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) Florida newsletter.

You can read the state newsletter here:  http://bit.ly/NASPnewsletter

Read about our state victory here: http://bit.ly/LCSArcheryWinsState


Posted on Monday, April 14, 2014
Filed in Student News

Julia C Victoria BLakeland Christian School is proud to announce that two students have been named as national finalists in the Young Naturalist Awards competition.  Victoria Benson is one of nine, and Julia Canady is one of eight national finalists in their respective grade levels.

Victoria’s research focused on preventing a parasite called OE from harming Monarch butterflies along with her team that included fellow eighth graders Jacquelyn Moseley and Taylor O’Byrne.

Julia’s research created a new herbicide using a plant’s own natural “chemical warfare” called allelopathy to protect against invasive weeds.  Julia won the Young Naturalist Award last year. You can read about it here.

Winners of this round of competition receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City to accept the award at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City in May.  Winners will be announced in the next two weeks.  Both Julia and Victoria are students in the RISE Institute at LCS.



Posted on Monday, April 14, 2014
Filed in Student News

State Science FairCongratulations to the ten RISE Institute students who represented the Polk Region in the State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida in early April.  All ten of them received awards at the state’s largest academic competition, with more than 900 students from around the state presenting their independent research projects at the Lakeland Center.

Junior Division:

  • Emily Branham- 2nd place Jr. Environmental Science:  “Ant Attack:  Investigating Ecological Dominance in School Habitats.” Nominated for Broadcom MASTERS
  • Evan McLoughlin- 2nd place Jr. Biochemistry:  “Neural Firing Range Year II: Determining and Comparing the Effect of Methylphenidate and Dextroamphetamine on Cricket Neuron Action Potentials.” Nominated for Broadcom MASTERS
  • Kacey Mewborn- 4th place Jr. Zoology: “Larvae Lunacy:  Investigating the Effect of Humidity on Zophobas morio Pupation Rate to Predict a Potential Invasive Species”
  •  Taylor O’Byrne, Jacquelyn Moseley, Victoria Benson- 2nd place Jr. Microbiology: “Fight for Flight: Investigating Opryocystis Elektroscirrha,  Year II.” Nominated for Broadcom MASTERS. Won Special Award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture
  •  Trey Russell- 3rd place Biochemistry, Special Award from the Florida Jr. Academy of Science:  “More than Meets the Eye: Discovering the Effect of Various Wavelengths of Light on Hydra littoralis


Senior Division:

  • Julia Canady- 3rd place Botany:  “Weed Warfare: Investigating Allelopathy  Year IV.” Won special award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Kaitlin Smith- American Psychological Association Award for Outstanding Research:  “Autism: Investigating the Most Effective Way to Hold Attention”
  • Cheyenne Stonick- Special Award and Recognition Award:  “Fatal Attraction? Investigating the Effects of Soil-Applied Neonicotinoids on Monarch Caterpillars”


Posted on Friday, April 11, 2014
Filed in Fine Arts News

lcs2013_0226Congratulations to the high school vocalists who competed in the State Solo & Ensemble Festival at Palm Beach Atlantic University on April 4.

Superior with Honors Recital Performance:

  • Duet:  Emily Carl and Amanda Fulton
  • Trio:  Kristen Davis, Sophia Hafner and Vaviel Verner
  • Chamber Ensemble:  Emily Carl, Kristen Davis, Amanda Fulton, Sophia Hafner, Sarah Kettelkamp, Kara Stacy, Vaviel Verner, Spencer Abramson, Christian Bedwell, Josh Collins, Gage Frier, Nehemiah McIntosh, Carter Overholt, Robert Verner

Excellent Ratings:

  • Duet:  Abigail Garrard and Cole Singer
  • Duet:  Kara Stacy and Christian Bedwell
  • Duet:  Vaviel Verner and Kara Stacy
  • Quartet:  Sarah Kettelkamp, Spencer Abramson, Carter Overholt, and Robert Verner

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