Secondary Student Resources
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
- Junior High Council
- Torch Staff (Yearbook)
- Student Leadership University
- Tri-M Music Honor Society
- English Honor Society
- Math Honor Society
- Science Honor Society
- Spanish Honor Society
- Latin Honor Society
- Law Honor Society
- Design Club
- Secondary Spanish Club
- Poetry Club
- Urban Farm Club
- Robotics Club
- Praise Team
- Mock Trial Team
- Team RISE Robotics
Community ServiceIn 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 eighth 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.
Ongoing Community Service Opportunities: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. Last Updated 8/30/2018 1. Abate of Florida, Inc. –Polk County Chapter P.O. Box 2743 Lakeland, FL 33806 Website: http://polk.abateflorida.com/ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (863) 559-9550 Description: Recurring adopt-a-highway cleanup projects. 2. Agape Food Bank- Catholic Charities 625 McCue Rd #2 Lakeland, FL 33815 Website: http://cflcc.org/agape-food-bank/ E-mail: email@example.com Phone: (863) 665-7074 Description: Needs workers to sort food and supplies in the warehouse and assist the food pantry with orders. 3. American Red Cross 147 Avenue A NW Winter Haven, FL 33881 Website: http://www.redcross.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer#step1 Phone: (863) 294-5941 Description: To provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Opportunities include educating others, helping during a crisis, and providing office and warehouse support. 4. American Cancer Society 122 E. Main Street #215 Lakeland, FL 33801 Website: http://www.cancer.org/involved/volunteer/index Phone: (863) 688-2326. Description: Opportunities in community events, patient services & support, administration & education, and advocacy. 5. Big Brothers Big Sisters 1231 E Orange St Lakeland, FL 33801 Website: https://bbbstampabay.org/be-a-big/ Contact: Angie Pattison E-mail: AngieP@bbbstampabay.org Phone: (863) 220-1116
- Description: Being a “Big” means you come to visit one-to-one with your little sister or brother for one hour each week at their school.
- Visits are usually during the student’s lunchtime (10 am- 1 pm) and are arranged with your schedule and the child’s teacher.
- Preference to Juniors or Sophomores or Seniors staying Lakeland after graduation.
- Free Training, Background Screening & ongoing professional support for you as a volunteer.
- Each week you and your “Little” might play games, read a book, visit together or play outside.
- You develop a relationship with a child that will be amazing for both you and the child!
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 Dress Code
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.