At Lakeland Christian School, our students enjoy learning as technology is integrated throughout the day. Each of the 33 classrooms in the Elementary/Middle School Building feature Smartboards, surround sound and multiple computer stations in each classroom.
With the use of Boosterthon funds and through the generosity of a school grandparent, Lakeland Christian School was able to purchase numerous iPads, iPod Touches, MacBook Pro laptops and iMac computers. Almost all of these devices are mobile and can be used in classrooms all over the school. The acquisition of these Apple devices allows LCS to be in the forefront of the technology available today. From graphing algebraic equations to studying the solar system to digitally dissecting frogs, students from K4 to twelfth grade can use the products to become more engaged in the learning process and to experience many hands-on activities through modern technology. Students create their own websites and integrate technology in performances and presentations.
The Research Lab is utilized to complete research and testing. We strive to integrate technology regularly as students complete tasks in each content area.
Students in grades 6-10 participate in a “bring-your-own-device” 1:1 iPad program. The program uses digital curriculum materials, student collaboration tools, and individualized instruction in all subject areas with the goal of enhancing student learning.
Secondary students can choose from the following technology electives:
Computers I, II
AutoCAD I, II, III
Practical Keyboarding Skills
April 2012 Viking
- National Honor Society
- Junior National Honor Society
- High School Student Council
- Junior High Council
- A-Team (High School)
- Viking Vocal (High School Newspaper)
- The Regdel (Middle School Newspaper)
- Torch Staff (Yearbook)
- Student Leadership University
- Tri-M Music Honor Society
- English Honor Society
- Math Honor Society
- Science Honor Society
- Spanish Honor Society
- High School Clubs
- Remedy Club
- Brick by Brick
- The Book Club
- Praise Team
- Youth in Government Club
- STEM Club
- Environmental Science
In the 2001 movie Pearl Harbor, Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle said, “There’s nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.” At Lakeland Christian School, this heart for service beats strongly in our students. They have been blessed with an abundance of gifts which they put to use both on the Lakeland Christian campus and in the community.
Lakeland Christian School students balance their course loads along with extracurricular activities such as music and athletics. For many students, this balance also includes reaching out to others in the community. Whether through a school-sponsored organization, with their church or on their own, LCS students recognize the importance of being a light to the world.
LCS does not have a community service requirement to graduate, but it is often a requirement for scholarships. The college admissions process also considers a student’s community service. Beginning after 8th grade, students can record community service hours for their high school transcripts. Students should document their hours and submit the forms to Mrs. Lynn Pruim in the Secondary Office.
Community Service Report:
Students should turn in all community service hours to the Lakeland Christian School Guidance Department. Please download, print and fill out the Community Service Report form below.
Volunteer Opportunities through the Salvation Army:
If interested, please contact:
Community Relations / Volunteer Coordinator
The Salvation Army Serving West Polk County
(863) 940-2868 ext. 26543
WHERE: The Salvation Army Shield office (Downtown)
WHAT: Office Assistant
TIMES: Various daytime hours – (Monday – Thursday)
SKILLS: Basic clerical
WHERE: The Salvation Army Community of Hope
WHAT: Office Assistant
TIMES: Various flexible hours – (Monday – Sunday)
SKILLS: Basic clerical
WHERE: The Salvation Army Community of Hope
WHAT: Childcare / Craft night
TIMES: Tuesday evenings – (6pm – 7pm)
SKILLS: Childcare / Crafts
**Must complete 30 minute Training before beginning**
The Guidance Office at Lakeland Christian School has compiled a list of ongoing community service opportunities for our students. If you have any questions, please contact Christy Lee, Guidance Counselor.
COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES:
1. Abate of Florida, Inc. –Polk County Chapter
P.O. Box 2743, Lakeland, FL 33806
Description: Recurring adopt-a-highway cleanup projects.
2. Agape Food Bank
625 McCue Rd #2, Lakeland, FL 33815
Description: Needs workers to sort food and supplies in the warehouse and assist food pantry with orders.
3. American Red Cross
147 Avenue A NWWinter Haven, FL 33881
Description: To provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Office assistance opportunities available as well.
4. Big Brothers Big Sisters
1231 E Orange St Lakeland, Fl 33801
Contact: Nancy Francisco
Description: Volunteers can opt to mentor a child one hour a week at a nearby school or after-school site, or they can pick up a child at the child's home and enjoy free/low-cost activities in the community. To help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with measurable impact.
5. Boys and Girls Club of Polk County
1525 Martin Luther King JR AVE Lakeland, FL 3382
Contact: Kacey Keim
Description: This club is an after-school program and an all-day program when schools are closed for girls in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. Help staff with children and activities as needed.
6. Camp Fire USA Sunshine Council
2600 Buckingham Ave, Lakeland, FL 33803
Contact: Holly Lane
Description: Primarily helping with office tasks and occasional set-up for council meetings.
7. City of Lakeland - VIPs
228 S. Mass Ave., Lakeland, FL 33801
Contact: Beth Sherling
Description: The City has a wide range of opportunities for all ages 14 years and up. They range from helping in the libraries, working as victim's advocates through the Police Department, to assisting with plantings in Hollis Gardens.
8. Consulate Health Care of Lakeland
5245 North Socrum Loop Road, Lakeland, Florida 33809
Description: Self-directed community service volunteer program that allows students to serve and assist residents and faculty. Consulate Health Care is a nursing facility that offers short and long term care.
9. Disney Sports Attractions
Disney's Wide World Of Sports, Kissimmee, FL 34747
Description: Volunteer Opportunities are available throughout the year for various sporting events including Track & Field, Golf, Soccer, Endurance Events and more. UNDER 18 PARENT IS REQUIRED TO BE PRESENT.
10. Elder Point Ministries
145 East Edgewood Dr. Lakeland, FL 33803
Contact: Jane Hammond
Description: Monthly food distribution to two local senior apartment complexes downtown. This occurs on the last Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. – noon. Additionally, other services are provided on an as-needed basis. These services include yard work, running errands, painting, cleaning, and other odd jobs that our elderly citizens cannot perform by themselves
11. Explorations V Children's Museum
109 N Kentucky Ave., Lakeland, FL 33801
Contact: Sue Schlunder
Description: Helping staff during school breaks and summer programs with children’s projects.
12. Lakeland Habitat for Humanity
1317 George Jenkins Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33815
Contact: Vermaisha Phillips
Phone: (863) 688-4660ext.16
Description: office help, occasional projects working with outside staff.
13. Lakeland Public Library
100 Lake Morton Drive Lakeland, FL 33801
Contact: Monica Fisher
Description: Work in the main library shelving and organizing books, media, and other print material.
14. Lighthouse Ministries
117 E. Magnolia Street, Lakeland, FL 33802
Contact: Nydia Cruz
Phone: 863-687-4076 ext. 261
Description: Help in the thrift store or on-site sorting donations, office assistance.
15. Paint Your Heart Out Lakeland
P.O. Box 1712, Lakeland, FL 33802
Description: Help on painting projects for residents of Lakeland who can’t afford upkeep of their homes.
16. Platform ART
605 McRorie St., Lakeland, FL 33801
Contact: Cynthia Haffey
Description: Set-up for activities and other related office tasks.
17. Polk County Parks & Recreation
515 East Boulevard Street, Bartow, FL 33830
Contact: Mike Callender
Description: Various activities throughout the school year and into the summer including dances, community days, festivals, etc. One-time or regular volunteers accepted.
18. Zooville USA
4702 Cooper Rd, Plant City, FL 33565
Contact: Susan Bradshaw
Phone:813-690-9696 or 813-967-5478
Description: Assisting staff with various responsibilities related to the zoo and wildlife. One time or regular volunteers accepted.
19. South Lakeland Relay for Life/American Cancer Society
1920 S. Florida Avenue Lakeland, FL 33803
Description: Event assistance for the race, concessions, etc.
20. SPCA, Inc.
5850 Brannen Rd S, Lakeland, FL 33813
Contact: Randa Richter
Description: Assisting with kennel duties and office responsibilities.
21. Sun 'n Fun, Inc
4175 Medulla Road, Lakeland, FL 33811
Contact: Robin McFarland
Description: Assisting annual preparation for Sun ‘n Fun event. One-time event annually.
22. Talbot House
814 N. Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL
Description: Talbot House Ministries is a Comprehensive Care Center for the Poor and Homeless in our community. Mr. Livesay takes LCS students over to tutor students.
23. Teen Court
P.O. Box 9000, Drawer J-111, Bartow, FL 33831
Contact: Clever English
Description: opportunity to learn various facets of court and other law-related issues. Students serve as volunteer attorneys, clerks, bailiffs, and jurors and therefore have a unique insight into the legal system and the inner workings of a courtroom.
24. The First Tee of Lakeland Florida
1740 George Jenkins Boulevard Lakeland, Florida 33815
Contact: Gerald Richardson
Description: Assist children in after-school program with homework and other activities.
25. TiAnViCa Riding Academy, Inc.
3350 State Route 60, Bartow, FL33830
Contact: Sara Meadows
Description: Barn help, side walker with riders, leader, office assistance.
26. United Way of Central Florida
5605 US 98S, PO Box 1357, Highland City, FL33846
Description: Office work
27. Volunteers in Service to the Elderly
1232 E. Magnolia, Lakeland, FL 33801
Description: (VISTE) is a community-based, non-profit organization serving Lakeland, Bartow, Mulberry and Ft. Meade. Established in 1983, the primary goal of VISTE is to enable frail elderly persons to continue living independently and safely in their own home.
28. Volunteer Polk
2135 Marshall Edwards Dr, Bartow, FL 33830
Contact: Janet Bartuska
Description: Various activities year round in the community at schools, health organizations, and community as needed. One-time or consistent volunteers accepted.
29. Wings of Eagles International
8201 Tomkow Rd, Lakeland, FL 33809
Contact: Kimberly Easley
Description: Boxing, shelving, sorting and office assistance.
30. YMCA of West Central Florida, Inc. YMCA READS! Program
2125 Sleepy Hill Road Lakeland, Fl 33810
Contact: Dorene Walter
Phone: 863-859-7769 X 227
Description: The YMCA READS! Program: an after school literacy tutoring program for first and second grade students at a Lakeland elementary school.
The LCS Honor Code has been established to provide specific expectations of what attitudes and actions are essential in building a school culture that will contribute to the flourishing of all members of the community. Students are expected to contribute to fostering a school community that will reflect the glory of God by personally committing to comply with these standards and by encouraging one another to do so as well.
Secondary Handbook and Dress Code Information
Secondary Family Handbook
Welcome to the LCS family! You have made an important decision for your child's education, and we are happy to be a part of that decision.
Lakeland Christian School was founded in 1954 by a group of Christian businessmen who were convinced of the need for a Bible-centered educational program. The Board of Directors, then as now, focused on three crucial elements for the school: one, that all subjects must be taught in conformity to the standards and principles of the Bible; two, that every teacher must be a born-again Christian with an on-going, mature walk with Christ; and three, that the academic training provided by the school would be of a high quality.
The purpose of the school is to come alongside the home and church and assist in teaching young people to think and behave in a Christian manner. This approach dictates a high level of expectation in every area of the school’s program.
The school is very supportive of parents and realizes that in the area of character, they are the major instructors. In order for the school to do its job well, we select families that have the same goals for their children as the school. In that way we can be mutually supportive and hence effective. We consider the supervision of your child and your involvement with the school as essential ingredients in his/her success.
We look forward to a close and happy relationship as we assist you in “training up a child in the way he should go”. (Proverbs 22:6)
Dress code is frequently a point of contention, frustration, and distraction in Christian schools for students, parents, and faculty. This ought not to be, yet it is. Rather than ignore the reality, perhaps a few pertinent remarks would be helpful.
The Scriptures only touch the issue of dress through principles. A Christian school dress code can be dealt with on a “spiritual” basis, only as it relates to biblical principles. The underlying principles are not usually a source of contention. They are more frequently related to institutional preferences, which the school chooses. Two different Christian schools that are equally committed to the Scriptures may have different dress guidelines for their faculty and students. Just as churches and families also have varying perspectives. Each school necessarily establishes boundaries that conform to its mission.
The principles found in I Timothy 2:9-10, 4:12 and Titus 2:6-8 teach:
(1) Appropriateness: “in harmony with the situation”
(2) Modesty: “moral sensibility within the bounds of propriety”
(3) Humility: “not proud or self-assertive”
In addition, neatness, respect and gender distinction are basic to the code.
The school established its rules of dress to meet these standards and also to reasonably enforce them. Some specific items of dress are not permitted at school because of the difficulty in making fine distinctions between appropriate and inappropriate attire.
Judgments of interpretation are always a part of dress code implementation. Students and parents with questions are encouraged to check with the administration before purchasing clothing.
Note to Parents
Parents are encouraged to teach their children to live happily and submissively within the code’s guidelines. Nitpicking criticism, to which any set of rules is susceptible, creates a spirit of unrest in children. We want to prevent the dress code from becoming a major issue at LCS. Even though we readily acknowledge that much of the dress code is mere institutional preference, it is not optional. Students are expected to comply with the code and parents are expected to monitor compliance before their children leave home. We are not here to be “clothes police.” It is inappropriate that complying students, teachers, or principals be distracted from the educational process, due to someone failing in his or her commitment to follow the code.
The ambiguities of many terms associated with the dress and the ongoing changes in styles, necessitates that the school publish an annual dress code description which can be obtained in the Secondary Office or at the link above.
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