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What I Learned From Life in a “Row Home”

A good portion of my childhood was spent living in and around “row homes” in Northeast  Philadelphia. A defining characteristic of a “row home” is the fact that your home is literally in a row with others and you share a wall with the homes on either side. There are no front yards, just a […]

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How I Ended up as an English Major: Finding My Passion and a Job I Loved

I remember the days during my junior and senior years of high school in Mrs. Oncu’s class, discussing novels and scrambling to finish timed writings. I frequently thought to myself, “When will I ever use this?” I always had a knack for math and writing, which is an unusual combination for most people. History and […]

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Raising a Good Citizen in a World Gone Mad

Ronald Reagan famously reminded us that, “freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction.”  If we value the freedom of speech, rule of law, and religious liberty that make America quantitatively different from, say, China or Venezuela, we must pay attention to what we’re teaching our children.  The […]

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To Overcome Procrastination

LCS 6th graders have a new elective offered this year called Study Skills.  In this 9-week course students focus on understanding and applying what current brain research says about how our brains learn and remember information.  It is a class filled with practical applications for everyday life.  I asked the first class of students what […]

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When An Unknown Future Is… Okay!

What did you want to be when you grew up? How many of us are doing just that? I remember being in high school and even college and feeling very jealous of the people who had a set plan for the career they envisioned. I was following a path, but I was far from 100% […]

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Will my LCS graduate be prepared for college and beyond?

What kind of academic and career opportunities will be available to my LCS student upon graduation? Will the LCS high school program prepare them for the college of their choice? Will they be ready for the transitions that will face them upon graduation? Parents and students are increasingly anxious these days about some of these […]

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Lessons From “The Kissing Hand”

The Kissing Hand is one of my favorite books to read to my new K4 friends. The storyline is about Chester raccoon getting ready to start school but he feels apprehensive and doesn’t want to go. After crying to his mama, Mrs. Raccoon, shares some wise motherly counsel. “Sometimes we all have to do things we […]

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Let the recruiting begin!

We are back in the swing of things here on campus and the Enrollment Office is already gearing up for next year.  Seems a bit early, right?  The reality is we are not ahead of the game at all.  Student enrollment is a year-round effort that involves everyone in the LCS community. The recruitment of […]

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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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