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A Back to School Fail

One of my favorite times each year is sitting at the dinner table hearing about my boys’ first day of school.  I ask questions until they beg me to stop…Who did you sit with at lunch?  Which teacher was your favorite?  Did anyone in your class get in trouble?  Was it you?  My husband and […]

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Tidbits of Information From Pennye, our LCS “Main Office” Receptionist

– Interview with Pennye McCormick Pennye, how long have you been at LCS?    “I started my 17th year in June. My family moved to Lakeland in 1998, so I was an LCS parent for 5 years before I started working here.” Were you the “Main Office” receptionist the whole time you’ve been at LCS?  […]

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Do you know and believe? Then what?

–Viking View written by Julie Rice, LCS Director of Enrollment Early in the spring I began reading a book called “What if it’s true?” by my favorite author, Charles Martin.  He writes fiction and I have read and love all of his books, however, his newest book is not fiction.  It is what he calls […]

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Part 3 of 3- My Daze in the U.S. Navy

In late November 1972, the USS Ranger (CVA 61) cruised under the Golden Gate Bridge, never stopping until it reached the Gulf of Tonkin off Vietnam. For approximately six weeks we launched planes that flew bombing missions inland. My work space and birthing (sleeping) area were at the very front of the carrier, just below […]

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The best thing I can do for my child….

The best thing I can do for my child…. What’s the best thing I can do for my child as he/she begins this new school year? What’s the best thing I can do for my child’s teachers? What’s the best thing I can do for my child’s classmates and friends? Sometimes we overlook the basics… […]

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An O’Byrne Challenge for You!

Many of you joined in on the last “O’Byrne Challenge” to reduce screen time and increase fine motor skills through fun and board games.  I loved seeing the pictures you sent me of your children playing with Wiki sticks, coloring marathons, using stickers, playing chess, and more. So, here we go…I have another O’BYRNE CHALLENGE for you! […]

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Independence Day Quiz

Happy Independence Day!  What’s your family’s favorite way to celebrate the 4th of July? It’s a lot of fun, but it is also about more than fireworks, picnics, and vacation. We commemorate our courageous forefathers who went on record as supporting the cause of independence from British rule. In the midst of enjoying the central […]

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Asking For Help is Not Failing

“We’re all imperfect, and we all have needs. The weak usually do not ask for help, so they stay weak. If we recognize that we are imperfect, we will ask for help and we will pray for the guidance necessary to bring positive results to whatever we are doing.” — John Wooden Asking for help has […]

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Trusting God’s Perfect Enrollment Story . . .

Some of you may have noticed in the second half of the school year some door hanger signs with 94% printed on them and wondered about their meaning. Each year we set an internal goal for our re-enrollment. Some years we have met that goal and some years we have not. Rest assured that for […]

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“Remove all clothing…Remove all clothing…” 

My office is in the hallway behind Mrs. Pennye’s desk.  As I hear people come in I can’t help but try to figure out whose voice I am hearing.  One day last summer, Mrs. Pennye and I were the only two in the office, so you can imagine my shock when I heard a male […]

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