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When You Don’t Know What To Do

When I sat down this week to write this post for the school blog, I stared at the blank Word document for a long time.  What can I say during a time when everyday life has changed so drastically?  The lighthearted Spring Break post I had planned to write a few weeks ago does not […]

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“How Do You Wait?”

Last summer Julie Rice and I were given the task of making arrangements for lunch for all of the LCS faculty who attended the Summer Institute.  Day one went great.  Boxed lunches were dropped off outside of the Roger Evans Athletic Center and there was plenty to go around.  And then there was day two!  […]

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The Long Game

“You see, son, we play the long game.” A son struggled with injustice done to his father. The situation involved personal hurt and the end of a position. It wasn’t fair. How was he supposed to deal with these painful events, this sense of harm and hurt to his father and their family?When he raised […]

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What Do You Have Access To?

A few weeks ago I attended the Daytona 500 for the 6th year in a row. The 500 has become a tradition for my dad and I each February, but this year was unique. One of my dad’s work acquaintances was able to get us “backstage” passes to pit road and the garages. I’ve grown […]

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“What is causing the epidemic of anxiety and depression in teens, and how can we help our students?”

These were the key questions on my mind as I flew toward the west coast with a team of six colleagues from Lakeland Christian School. We arrived in San Francisco for the Learning and the Brain conference called “Educating Anxious Brains” looking for understanding and practical ways to help our students and their families walk […]

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Recruiting Our Own: Is the grass always greener?

This week our Advancement Team hosted two recruiting events here on campus.  We gathered the 8th graders one day and 5th graders the next.  Our goal was to encourage excitement about entering high school and middle school.  Often in the enrollment world we see students at these ages begin to gain interest in other school […]

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Do As I Do: How Parent Attitude Toward Work Shapes Children

**This blog, written by Mrs. Jennifer Canady, was originally published in the Fall of 2012. Sometimes when people ask me how the year is going, I respond, “The days are long, but the years are short.”  I love teaching middle school science and directing the RISE Institute at Lakeland Christian School, where I work with […]

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Am I Ever Going to Use This?

It’s the question that makes teachers and parents cringe: “Why do I have to learn this? Am I ever going to use this?” It’s such a hard question, because there’s a lot riding on the answer. If we simply say, “Listen, you just have to learn it to get a good grade, and, no, you’re […]

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A Sad Generation with Happy Pictures

My neighbors are really cool.  They moved to Lakeland about a year ago from Colorado with two big dogs.  They do adventurous things all the time that young married couples without kids enjoy doing.  Every Saturday they have a bunch of friends meet at their house and go ride their dirt bikes.  Sometimes they bring […]

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Photo Op with a “Giant”

I asked if I could have the privilege of a picture with O.D. He readily agreed to my request and we helped the 98-year-old gentleman to his feet for the photo op. We had just experienced the funeral for his wife of 72 years and most of the guests had departed.  When I mentioned Lakeland […]

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