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A few highlights:
- Monday is Memorial Day. There is no school and all offices are closed.
- The secondary final exam schedule has been released.
- Baccalaureate and Commencement are scheduled for June 2 and 3!
- Sign up today for Music Camp or our Athletic Camps!
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Each year, the American Legion recognizes students in fifth, eighth and twelfth grades who demonstrate the character qualities of courage, honor, patriotism, leadership, service and scholarship. Congratulations to the following students who were selected as American Legion Award recipients:
- Distinguished Achievement Award: Amy Burton, Matthew Albritton
- Honorable Mention: Isabel Matallana, Sean Stoltz
- Distinguished Achievement Award: Gloria Tabb, Campbell Rice
- Honorable Mention: Lauren Latimer, Brandon Kaye
- Distinguished Achievement Award: Stephanie Powers, Livingston Boulerice
- Honorable Mention: Courtney Miles, Cameron Row
Tuesday, June 4, is the last day of school for all students in grades 1-11. Students will dismiss early on that day. K4 and K5 students finish school at noon on May 31.
The LCS Archery Team recently traveled to Louisville, Kentucky, to compete in the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) National tournament. Congratulations to all of the students who participated.
- The elementary team posted 3,022 points and placed 65th out of 107 elementary school teams.
- For the high school males division, Matthew Henderson scored 294 out of 300 points (including 25 bullseyes) to finish 13th out of all 5,370 male shooters. His score earned him 5th place out of 10th grade males and 12th place out of the 1,614 males in the high school division.
- For high school females, Jessica Andrew shot 21 bullseyes for a score of 291 out of 300 points. She was 18th out of all 4,047 females, 4th place out of 9th grade girls and 13th place out of 1,324 females in the high school division.
- Morgan Radford was the top middle school female. With 278 points, she finished 262nd out of all 4,047 females. This was 33rd place for 7th grade girls and 78th place out of 1,283 girls in the middle school female division.
- Elementary Female division: Maci Brown finished with 268 points and Kacey Hutto had 259 points.
- Elementary Male division: Christian Herman had 271 points, Christopher Lamb shot a 260, Tyler Brickhouse finished with 259, and Isaac Webb had 257 points.
From May 22-24, LCS families have the opportunity to support the Middle School Market, located in the teacher work room on the 3rd floor of the Elementary/Middle School building. Middle schoolers are busy making items ranging from baked goods to jewelry and hair items to clothing.
Your purchase of these items will support work we are doing with the Bophelong Community School in Pretoria, South Africa.
Students and administrators from the South African school visited LCS several months ago and want to develop ways for kids to get to know each other and build a learning exchange. The goal is to use technology resources to link students and teachers for collaboration in STEM project-based learning. Our market will help the South African school purchase internet access so we can connect using technology like Skype.
Items in the Middle School Market range in price from 50 cents to $10.00. Most are in the $1.00-$3.00 range. Elementary students will be visiting the market with their classes and a “Market Cart” will also make an appearance on the playground before school. Please contact Mrs. Canady with questions at email@example.com.
The American Museum of Natural History in New York has selected Julia Canady, an 8th grader at Lakeland Christian School, as a recipient of the Young Naturalist Awards for 2013. Her essay on “Weed Warfare: Investigating Allelopathy” was one of two national winners for the eighth grade.
The nationwide science-based research competition for kids in grades 7 through 12 is funded by Alcoa Foundation. The Young Naturalist Awards program was developed by the Museum to promote young people’s active participation in the sciences and to recognize excellence in biology, ecology, Earth science, and astronomy. Over 900 essays were judged by a panel of scientists, educators, environmentalists, and writers.
“I am honored to receive the Young Naturalist Award. I hope my work will encourage other kids to engage in scientific research,” says Julia. “It is exciting to make discoveries that may result in helpful new ways to solve old problems.”
Julia will be flown to New York City for a ceremony and luncheon at the American Museum of Natural History on Friday, May 31 to receive her award along with 11 other student winners from across the country. She will receive a cash award and a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum. Winning essays will be posted on the website. http://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/young-naturalist-awards
Julia’s work focused on the development of a new “green” herbicide using an extract made from one invasive plant to control the growth of others. Spanning three years, her research included both fieldwork and laboratory studies, and investigated the effectiveness of the extract on Palmer’s amaranth and air potato. Her research began because of her concern about managing invasive plants in Faith’s Forest, a three-acre wild area on her school campus.
Julia is a student in the RISE Institute at Lakeland Christian School. The program focuses on Research, Innovation, STEM learning, and Entrepreneurship. She recently won Best of Show in Jr. Biological Sciences at the Florida State Science and Engineering Fair in addition to first place in the Botany division.
The Young Naturalist Awards is a program of the National Center for Science Literacy, Education, and Technology (NCSLET), part of the Museum’s Department of Education. Founded in 1997, NCSLET taps the Museum’s unparalleled scientific resources—a vast physical collection, cutting-edge research, and dynamic and engaging exhibitions—and makes them available to the broadest possible audience across the nation and throughout the world.
Parents, please remember to pick up your child’s medications from the clinic on or before the last day of school on Tuesday, June 4. If you need to make other arrangements, please contact Mrs. Lydia Kinney, school nurse, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 863-688-2771. The school cannot store any medication for the following school year. This includes prescription medicines, all over-the-counter medications, Epi-pens, inhalers and nebulizers.
During the summer, the offices of Lakeland Christian School will be open from 8 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday. The school will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
Secondary final exams (Grades 6-11) are scheduled for May 30-June 4. High school students will have abbreviated school days on Friday through Tuesday with dismissal at 10:45 AM, while middle school and elementary students will observe normal school hours. Here is the schedule:
- Thursday, 5/30 – Regular school hours (8-period day); Review day with exams given in elective classes
- Friday, 5/31 – High School Abbreviated Day: 8-9:15 AM – English; 9:30-10:45 AM – Social Studies
- Monday, 6/3 – High School Abbreviated Day: 8-9:15 AM – Bible; 9:30-10:45 AM – Math
- Tuesday, 6/4 – High School Abbreviated Day: 8-9:15 AM – Science; 9:30-10:45 AM – Foreign Language
The LCS Class of 2013 will travel to Warm Beach Christian Camp in Stanwood, Washington, for their annual senior missions trip on May 24-29. Please pray for safe travel for the seniors and that their time working at the camp will be a blessing as they prepare the facilities for the summer camp season.