News Archive

2020

  • November

    Immersive and Authentic Learning through our New Schedule

    In a year full of global reactive changes, it’s been exciting to see the results of a change we’ve been planning to implement at LCS over the past few years — the rollout of our new daily and annual schedule which came together after years of researching the best model for student learning.
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  • Marc Parent P’15, ’18, ’20 Appointed to the Order of Canada

    Marc Parent P’15, ’18, ’20 has been appointed a Member of the Order of Canada "for his achievements that have greatly contributed to the development and growth of the aerospace industry in Canada."
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  • Musical Theatre Thriving at LCS

    While this year has looked different, the Musical Theatre program has gotten creative to safely offer 40 students a high level of training and to continue nurturing their incredible passion for theatre. This week, students had the opportunity to participate in a monologue workshop with Cameron Grant, a Shaw Festival actor.
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  • Career Day Mini Series: Landscape Architecture with Helen Batten

    The Guidance Team welcomed Helen Batten, an established landscape architect with Basterfield and Associates in Peterborough, to campus on November 24 to speak with anyone interested in the field of landscape architecture, architecture in general, or environmental sustainability.
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  • Sharing Holiday Cheer with Our Community

    On a very snowy and chilly Sunday, November 22, Grade 10 students participated in the annual Lakefield Santa Claus Parade. It was wonderful to see this group share their positive energy, talents, and time with the community!
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  • Grove Society Virtual Annual General Meeting Results

    The results are in! Participation in this year's Grove Society Virtual Annual General Meeting was the highest ever, and our community voted overwhelmingly to endorse the slate of candidates for the 2020/21 Executive.
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  • A Virtual Visit from Robyn-Lee Hotte '18

    Robyn-Lee Hotte '18 joined Ms. Hansler's Grade 12 Law class via Zoom to talk to the class about university, early-entrance Law School, and the process of becoming a lawyer. 
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  • Addressing Complex Issues and Collaborating through Model UN

    A group of Lakefield College School students will participate in the virtual Montreal Model United Nations Conference 2020 this weekend. The conference emphasizes the spirit of collaboration and encourages students to develop workable solutions to complex issues.
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  • LCS Musical Theatre Welcomes Beau Dixon

    The LCS Musical Theatre Signature Program is very excited to announce that Award-Winning Musician, Actor, and Playwright Beau Dixon will be our musical director this year!
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  • Connecting with our Parents for a Virtual Parents’ Week

    This week, we had the pleasure of hosting Parents’ Week virtually where parents connected one-on-one with teachers and advisors, our community came together for our Remembrance Day service, we welcomed guest speakers, and had a Guidance update.
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  • At the Going Down of the Sun and in the Morning, We Shall Remember Them

    On November 11 we held our Remembrance Day ceremony, gathering as a community in a hybrid format to acknowledge, remember and honour the sacrifices of those who gave their lives for the freedom we enjoy today.
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  • Peter Pan Goes Wrong

    Last week, the Page to Stage integrated Grade 10 English and Drama class performed their version of Peter Pan Goes Wrong, a play by the Mischief Theatre Company. As the title implies, it is the story of Peter Pan but whose execution is full of mishaps. This play within a play was full of technical hitches, high school love interests and COVID protocols getting in the way of the characters finding their way in Neverland. 
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  • Celebrating the Season at Friday Night Lights

    Our Fall Athletics season culminated in a demonstration of skill, perseverance and grit during Friday Night Lights on Friday, November 6.
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  • Día de los Muertos

    Students learned about and celebrated Día de los Muertos, with the Grade 11 Spanish class engaging in a variety of learning activities throughout last week to explore and understand the traditions and spiritual elements of this celebration.
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  • Going the Distance with Physics

    Students in Ms. Rogers’ Grade 11 Physics class put their learning to work in a culminating project building balloon-powered car, applying lessons learned about force, distance and energy.
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  • Entering Phase II for the LCS Nordic & XCR Trail Rejuvenation Project

    Over the last two years, the Nordic Signature program has made great gains toward our goal of creating more opportunities for more people to enjoy cross-country skiing, and much of the gain has come from the rejuvenation of the on-campus ski trails.
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  • Ryder House Reflections

    Today in Chapel, Michael '21 shared reflections on his boarding house, Ryder, and how a place can transform into a home. 
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  • Law Students Investigate at the Scene of a Mock Crime

    Armed with their notebooks and their personal protective gear, students in Ms. Hansler's Grade 12 Canadian and International Law class put their practice into action through a mock crime scene.
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  • Artist of the Month: October 2020

    Congratulations to our outstanding students who received our Artist of the Month awards for October: Isabella '22 and Willow '24!
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  • Athlete of the Month: October 2020

    Congratulations to Owen '21 and Anna '21 who are the recipients of our October Athlete of the Month awards, for their commitment and demonstration of good sportsmanship.
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  • October

    Getting into the Halloweek Spirit

    This week our students got into the Halloween spirit through our annual Halloweek, dressing in costumes, participating in fun events and enjoying spooky festivities.
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  • Human Rights Lawyer Fiona Sampson P '24 visits Grade 12 Law

    Fiona Sampson P '24 visited Ms. Hansler's Grade 12 Law Class to talk about Human Rights Law, the work of the 160 Girls Project, her experience as a Human Rights lawyer and her path from law school to global human rights law.
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  • Inaugural LCS Halloween Regatta

    On Wednesday, the LCS Sailing Team celebrated the season by hosting the first LCS Halloween Regatta!
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  • Student Leadership and Community Spirit

    Our focus on leadership is formalized in the Leadership, Character, Values Program (LCV) which encompasses all grade levels and is supported by grade mentors. One important aspect of leadership development at LCS, is the active involvement of our senior students in nourishing and maintaining a positive community spirit.
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  • Exploring High Falls

    This past Sunday, eight students joined Mr. McEachern and Mr. Johnston in a beautiful fall hike into Canadian shield to High Falls, enjoying the opportunity to be active, reflect and spend time with one another.
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  • Soccer in the Snow

    Our Fall Soccer teams didn’t let a little bit of snow get in the way of being Outdoors Every Day!
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  • Blackout Poetry and Jazz

    Ryosuke '21 shared his blackout poem based on Richard Wagamese's novel Keeper’N Me and incorporating his love of jazz.
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  • LEAF: Let's Reset

    Students in the LEAF (Lakefield Environmental Action Force) group officially introduced the Let’s Reset campaign and gave an important presentation to our school community in today’s Chapel.
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  • Launch of The Terrapin Times: A Student-Led School Newspaper

    Over the summer, students were inspired with the idea to start a school paper and have been the leading force behind it since. The biweekly newspaper features articles written by LCS students for the LCS community.
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  • Co-Head Goals for the 2020/21 Year

    Our 2020/21 Co-Head students, Jack '21 and Catherine '21 shared their goals for the school year with our community in Chapel.
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  • Commitment to Student Voice

    Anne-Marie Kee, Head of School and Foundation, recently wrapped up meetings with our students to hear their feedback the year so far. This important tradition equips our students to be participants in a process of school change and organizational life.
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  • Implementing Boarding Student Feedback and Safety Updates

    Student feedback and conversation is invaluable to having a healthy, caring community. We are making some changes in our dining schedule and creating safe opportunities for inter-house socialization to help our boarding students feel more at home.
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  • Northcote Adventures in Outdoor Education

    Last week, the Grade 10/11 Outdoor Education (OE) classes packed their gear and paddled up to our beautiful Northcote campus to spend the night. With detailed planning and several safety modifications, our students had an incredible time connecting with the land and each other.
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  • Volleyball on the Outdoor Courts

    The Senior and Junior Boys’ Volleyball teams have been taking advantage of the beautiful fall weather to play on our outdoor courts.
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  • Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit

    Under the autumn canopy of the forest with a blanket of red, gold and orange leaves covering the ground, the Yoga co-curricular group met in their outdoor studio using the trees as props to practice.
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  • Promoting Kindness and Mental Wellness

    The LCS Jack Chapter is a student-led club sharing in the mission to break the stigma of mental health by identifying and dismantling barriers in the local and LCS community to cultivate positive mental health experiences for all. 
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  • When Pigs Fly: Studying Circular Motion in AP Physics

    In a lesson titled “Flying Pigs” Mr. Braeckman’s AP Physics class creatively applied the concepts of circular motion. Students worked in groups and used only a meter stick and a stopwatch to design a procedure and make measurements to investigate the forces involved in the circular motion of a flying pig.
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  • Examining LCS’ History with Hybrid Learning

    The Grade 10 remote and in-person Canadian History classes joined together to look at 100+ year old primary sources of the LCS Old Boys’ service files from WWI. This was an invaluable learning moment for our Grade 10s who learned more about Grove students who gave their lives for Canada.
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  • Congratulations to Our New LCS Student Grade Representatives (9-11)

    Today our new community-elected student Grade Representatives (Grades 9-11) were announced. 
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  • Artist of the Month: September 2020

    Congratulations to our outstanding students who received our Artist of the Month awards for September: the LCS Dance Company and musicians Ryosuke '21 and Aidan '21!
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  • Athlete of the Month: September 2020

    Congratulations to Thomas '22 and Abigayle '21 who are the recipients of our September Athlete of the Month awards, for their commitment and demonstration of good sportsmanship.
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  • Dining Hall Safety

    One of the most important things our community shares together is dining and we have implemented important safety measures in our Dining Hall so students and faculty can dine safely.
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  • LCS Dance Company Presents an Elemental Showcase

    Against the backdrop of the setting sun over Lake Katchewanooka, the LCS Dance Company performed an outdoor dance showcase for our school community at the waterfront on Friday, October 2.
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  • Becoming More Concussion Aware

    Rowan's Law Day took place on Wednesday, September 30 and our SICs of Health and Wellbeing helped students and staff become more concussion aware by presenting the story of Rowan Stringer, the origins of Rowan’s Law Day and how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion.
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  • Grade 9s Discover Whodunit

    “Someone has stolen Ms. Kee’s Puppy Posey!” Grade 9 students took part in a CLUE mystery game with a Lakefield twist to discover the culprit while exploring our campus.
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  • Outdoor Learning at The Grove

    We believe that getting outside and in touch with nature is an important part of a holistic educational experience. Now, more than ever, our natural surroundings are one of our greatest assets as we work to maintain a healthy community and offer students an exceptional learning environment.
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  • Spotlight on Team Racing Sailing

    Team Racing Sailing athletes have been taking full advantage of the sunny skies and beautiful waterfront to get out on Lake Katchewanooka and participate in our first races. Coach Sarah Sackville shared how the program has benefited from readily available resources, new sailing equipment and keen support from our faculty. 
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  • Wellness Wednesdays: Connecting Outdoors

    Wellness Wednesday is a new initiative that started for the 2020/21 year and is designed to encourage our entire school community to get outside, have fun and be active during the lunch hour. 17 wellness offerings were run by students and staff including beach volleyball, canoeing, mountain biking, running and more.
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  • September

    Orange Shirt Day: Acknowledging and Learning from Our Past

    Maurice Switzer '63 joined our Chapel virtually on Monday, September 28 to speak to students and faculty about the meaning of Orange Shirt Day, which takes place every year on September 30. It is a day when we honour the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools in Canada and learn more about the history of those schools.
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  • Beekeeping at our Apiary

    On Sunday, students and staff gathered together as we harvested the honey from the school's apiary. We now have 12 hives that we use as part of our programming and we harvested nearly 250 pounds of honey this year! Our honey is packaged and sold in School Stores with all proceeds going towards student programming.
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  • Celebrating our Global Community

    This past Thursday, we celebrated our global community in our chapel program as our SICs of Global Learning, Meeri ’21 and Dana ’21 led our students, faculty and staff through a celebration of who we are at Lakefield.
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  • The Value of Connection

    We had the pleasure of welcoming Maurice Switzer '63 to Ms. Brown's Grade 12 AP Lit class this week. Students reflected on and discussed their reading of Robin Wall Kimmerer's book Braiding Sweetgrass, as part of their Colonizer and Colonizing unit.
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  • Wellness Wednesdays: 2020 Terry Fox Run

    On Wednesday, September 23 as part of Wellness Wednesday, the whole school came together to run and walk in honour of Canadian hero Terry Fox. Over 550 laps were completed with Team Pullen coming in first place with 159 laps!
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  • Supporting and Engaging Students in Hybrid Learning

    Today our faculty went deeper in their professional learning about how to best support and engage our students in meaningful hybrid learning experiences. Led by Eric Hudson, Director of Learning and Design for Global Online Academy, the Lakefield faculty learned more about best practices and developing research in the field of hybrid teaching, and applied this learning to their specific class planning at LCS.
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  • Congratulations Felicia Neil!

    The Admissions Department, and the entire LCS staff and faculty, could not be more proud that Felicia Neil, Enrolment Manager: International, has been named the recipient of this year's Enrolment Management Association's Rising Star Award.
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  • Grade 9s and The Physical Properties of Compounds

    Mr. Exton's Grade 9 class has been learning about the physical properties of compounds, putting their observational and lab skills to work.
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  • Beginning a Historic Year

    Our first community Chapel gatherings took place this week with the opportunity for our students to come together in their Houses to participate. Anne-Marie Kee, Head of School and Foundation, gave a welcome address to remind our students of the importance of our school values and how they make us stronger, healthier and better as a community.
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  • Creativity in the Classroom

    This school year has presented us with an opportunity to use longer class blocks, hybrid learning and our beautiful outdoors to offer students creative, dynamic and authentic learning experiences. During our first week back in class, students are thriving as they settle into a routine and engage in increased peer learning with real-time feedback from teachers.
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  • Exploring Positive Psychology through our Flourish Fiesta

    Last Saturday, new students gathered at the waterfront to take part in the "Flourish Fiesta." They rotated through a series of fun, interactive activities that had them exploring some of the principles of Positive Psychology which is a foundational element of our approach to learning and wellbeing.
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  • Opening Address from our 2020/21 Co-Head Students

    Jack Freeman '21 and Catherine Kim '21 welcomed our new and returning students to campus in our Opening Chapel this week, sharing their goal to make this a positive school year through a community of empowerment, good questions, trust and support.
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  • A Waterfront Surprise

    Anne-Marie Kee, Head of School and Foundation, made a surprise announcement in Chapel today: the tradition of meeting with every house will take place on a pontoon boat ride over the dinner hour for the next three weeks!
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  • Wellness Wednesdays: Resilience, Self-Belief and Grit

    Olympian Sarah Wells visited campus on September 16 and brought of message of grit and resilience to kick off our "Wellbeing Wednesdays" initiative.
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  • Grads Bring Life and Light to The Grove

    The arrival of the Class of 2021 on Tuesday marked the official return of students to campus since our closure in March. The Grove was filled once more with the sounds of laughter, shouts of happiness and the bustle of student life as our Grade 12s took part in the annual Grad Leadership Conference and Opening Grad Chapel.
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  • Opening the 2020/21 School Year

    This week has allowed us to come together and have intentional time to connect, settle in, learn about our new safety protocols and have fun. We are thrilled to be reunited as a community and look forward to all the opportunities that the 2020/21 school year will hold.
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  • The Value of Dining as a Family

    The value of eating together as a family remains a cornerstone of our community interaction and although we are required to physically distance and limit whole school dining for some meals, we will still bring our whole community safely together for lunchtime meals.
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  • Putting Together Community and Safety First

    During this extraordinary year, the importance of community and the power of human connection in learning and growth has become even more clear. As we come together in house families, community time in our daily schedule will provide opportunities for connection, engagement and fun while keeping safety first.
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  • A Virtual Welcome for Parents

    On September 3 we had the pleasure of welcoming our parents to the new school year through a virtual meeting with the LCS Leadership Team, led by our Head of School and Foundation Anne-Marie Kee.
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  • Opening Staff Chapel in The Grove

    On Monday, August 31 our faculty and staff gathered together as a community to open the new school year with our annual staff chapel service. Embracing our “Outdoors Every Day” value, chapel was held under the shade of The Grove with staff maintaining a safe distance from one another on picnic blankets and chairs. 
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  • August

    Learning and Practising Outdoor Skills

    Several ELL Summer Academy students have joined The Land Canadian Adventures guide and outdoor educator, Andrew Sernasie on LCS campus for a couple weeks of hands-on outdoor skills workshops and canoe-camping trips. They are joined by some returning and some new LCS students in this blended program.
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  • Our Campus and Safety Tours for Day Parents

    Over 70 day parents joined us on campus this week to ask questions and learn how we are planning for the best possible experience for our students while prioritizing safety this year. 
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  • Planning Safely for our Community

    Our safety plan is not only a commitment to our students, staff and families but, to our community at large. On Tuesday evening, members of Lakefield and the greater community were invited to a virtual public presentation to learn more about our return to school plan.
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  • Reconnecting for Alumni Trivia: Virtual Edition

    Over 30 alumni came together for our first Alumni Trivia: Virtual Edition and enjoyed a night of fun and friendly competition as alumni went head to head to see who knows the most about LCS past and present. 
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  • Virtual Community Summer Gathering: Opening and Return to School

    Our final Virtual Community Summer Gathering took place on August 19 hosted by our Seniors-in-charge of Student Life Valentina Boren ’21, Catie Dobson ’21, Aidan Maltman ’21 and Gavin Plunkett ’21 with highlights on our upcoming Opening and Return to School.
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  • From Farm and Garden to Table: A Summer of Learning and Food

    As part of this summer's Learning with Lakefield Certificate, Farm and Garden to Table focused on how to source local food and grow your own, blending learning about local food systems and then transforming the ingredients into delicious, simple recipes.
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  • Virtual Community Summer Gathering: Health and Wellbeing

    Our third Virtual Summer Community Gathering on Wednesday, August 5 focused on health and wellbeing as we navigate the return to school this fall with our students and families. Incoming Co-Head Student Jack Freeman ’21 and SIC of Health and Wellbeing Fatima Shahbaz ’21 co-facilitated a discussion with special guests Dr. Karen Cohen, Wendy Hepburn ’00 and Emily Cosgrove.
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  • July

    Summer Programs Highlights

    Teachers share some of their highlights from summer programs including ethical dilemma debates in the world of business, learning about how to be a well-rounded athlete, meditation and online lab simulations.
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  • Virtual Student Community Gathering: Schedule Webinar

    Our community gathered on Wednesday for a Schedule Webinar. Incoming Co-Head Student Jack Freeman '21 led a panel discussion on our new school schedule and how it will support well-being, getting students outside and moving, and also allow time to think and reflect, sleep and rejuvenate.
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  • LCS Students Help Bring Back the Salmon

    Earlier this year for our Bio Bites sessions, Ben Teskey from the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters came to campus to give a presentation on Atlantic salmon as Grade 12 students participated in the Bring Back the Salmon program.
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  • Remote Learning: Traveling to Rome Without Leaving our Childhood Bedrooms

    In a recent LCS Learns blog post, Mikayla ’20 shared how remote learning led to a unique opportunity for her Classicial Civilizations class to explore a whole new environment through the digital education platform FutureLearn, which brought the history of the city of Rome to life.
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  • Summer Learning: Science, Biology and History Highlights

    Teachers share some class highlights from the LCS Summer Programs including science experiments, learning about viral biology and hosting forum debates on historical topics.
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  • Student-Led Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative

    Lily '21 shares how a group of 15 students have been working on an initiative to hold opportunities for conversation and education surrounding important topics in our community, including our first Virtual Summer Student Community Gathering.
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  • Summer Programs: Connecting Learning and Leadership

    Our summer programs offer students a wide breadth and variety of learning opportunities to enhance camp and outdoor leadership knowledge and skills, earn a high school credit, or just have some fun learning a life skill. Teachers shared highlights from their classes so far.
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  • June

    Student Success at the Lakefield Literary Festival Young Writers’ Contest

    The Lakefield Literary Festival Young Writers' Contest received 120 submissions, with Lakefield College School topping the list with the most submissions: a total of 41!
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  • Our 2020 Graduates Realize a World of Opportunities

    As the year drew to a close, the Class of 2020 secured post-secondary placements across North America and Europe, while also receiving offers totalling $1.98 million in scholarships and other funding! Whatever their choices for life after Lakefield, we’re immensely proud of our students and the opportunities they have, and we wish them all the best!
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  • LWL Certificate: Exploring and Creating Film

    This Spring as part of the Learning with Lakefield - Remotely: Certificate enrichment program, students in Exploring and Creating Film studied the history of film, film genres, scriptwriting, editing and more.
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  • Remote Spring Co-Curricular Celebration

    Today we celebrated the end of our remote Spring Co-curricular Program, recognizing award winners in each of the 35+ programs who represented and highlighted all of the great accomplishments of the group as a whole.
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  • School of Remote Rock: All in this Together

    Mr. Geoff Bemrose and Mr. Sam Wilson ran The School of Remote Rock as a co-curricular during the spring term, with a focus on arranging, recording and producing a music video of a virtual LCS Rock Choir Tune. 
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  • The Rob Wells Sessions

    This past fall, twelve lucky students got to work with Rob Wells and learn about the art of songwriting and recording. Over the two day workshop, students wrote an original song and recorded it in our chapel.
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  • Discussing Entrepreneurship, Risk and Resilience with Chris Valentine ’86

    Chris Valentine '86 visited Mr. Moffatt's Grade 12 International Business class to discuss entrepreneurship, taking risks, learning from mistakes, and following your passion.
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  • May

    Ellis Odynn '12: The Value of Networking in Business

    Mr. Moffat’s Grade 12 International Business class welcomed Ellis Odynn ’12 as a guest speaker this week. Ellis shared her career journey and advice for students interested in working in business.
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  • United under the "Same Sky" - A Photo Essay

    Grade 9 English students created photo essays for a class assignment. Marlow '23 took it to the next level and created a poetic rendition of the assignment that's called "Same Sky", focused on the idea of unity.
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  • 2020 Virtual Summer Dance

    Last Saturday night, over 200 students came together from around the world to spend an hour dancing together!
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  • Connecting our Campus Kids

    Every Friday, our campus kids connect for a video chat with Anne-Marie Kee, Head of School and Foundation. Over 25 staff families participate each week and the kids suggest different themes each week, such as fort day!
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  • LEAF Team Finishes 2nd at 2020 Ontario Envirothon Competition

    Teams had to create a detailed plan for a fictitious school of 1600+ people that would move them from their long-established diversion rate of 40% to at least 90%. Teams must address complex issues including economic viability, stakeholder engagement, social acceptance, and have a thorough knowledge of best practices, all presented in a compelling 15 minute video.
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  • Visual Arts Students Take a Virtual Field Trip

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  • Coffee House and Community

    Students, faculty and staff came together on Saturday, May 2 for our first virtual Coffee House to enjoy musical and spoken word performances. The bravery, talent, variety and support of our students made the evening a huge success. 
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  • Connecting for a Pre '70s Alumni Social

    Over 20 alumni from the '40s, '50s and '60s joined together for a virtual alumni social, catching up and sharing fond memories from The Grove.
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  • Strength, Grit and Resilience in Entrepreneurship: Andrea Morris ’99

    Mr. Moffatt’s Grade 12 International Business class welcomed Andrea Morris ’99 as a guest speaker this week. Andrea is the founder of B Yoga and owner of B Yoga’s sister brand, Halfmoon.
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  • Anthony Boright ’83: “The Meandering Career Path of an Entrepreneur”

    Mr. Moffatt’s Grade 12 International Business class welcomed Anthony Boright ’83 as a guest speaker this week, who shared advice for students thinking about postsecondary plans and career paths.
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  • Authentic Learning through Grove Prep

    On April 14, we welcomed 60 incoming Grade 9 students to the Grove Prep Program to start familiarizing themselves with the LCS community, authentic learning, and getting outdoors every day.
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  • Enacting Stewardship through Care Cards

    Grade 10 students have joined the "Care Cards" project, launched by Kat Crawford P'23, which has students around the world sending letters, poems and artwork to youth in prisons and detention centres.
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  • Free Writing Reflections: "Memory"

    Ms. Thompson's Grade 10 English synchronous classes often begin with a free writing activity. Harper '22 shared a moving poem about the memories she's made at LCS.
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  • Illuminating Teaching and Learning

    Mr. Melville introduced a creative element to remote learning in his Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry class by building a light board, creating an engaging learning experience for students.
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  • Remote Learning in Grade 10 Science

    Grade 10 students are studying organ systems as part of the biology unit this spring in humans and frogs! While they have had opportunities to share cooking experiences in outdoor ed classes - it was the human digestive process that Ms. Rogers was able to share with them in science class. 
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  • Sarah Douglas ’12 and Greg Douglas '08 Visit the LCS Sailing Team

    This morning the LCS Sailing Team had a chance to speak with two alumni sailors: Sarah Douglas '12 and Greg Douglas '08.
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  • Sharing Home en Français

    Students in their first year of French at LCS have been working on a series of videos presenting their families as well as their favourite places to spend time while at home.
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  • April

    Connecting Global Experiences with Harkness Discussion

    Olivia C. '22 and Olivia J. '22 share how their exchange experiences in South Africa resonated in Harkness table discussions in their Grade 10 English class.
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  • Athletics Action: LWL Highlights

    Athletics training and fitness continue through our Learning with Lakefield Remotely program!
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  • Celebrating Earth Day and Reflecting on Our Global Community

    This week, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with week-long challenges and activities as well as gathering as a community for an Earth Day-themed intersession day.
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  • Discussing Environmental Sustainability with Drew Monkman

    Mr. Rollwagen’s Grade 12 World Issues class welcomed guest speaker Drew Monkman on Wednesday, as part of their unit on Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change. It was particularly meaningful to have him speak on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day when students could think about how to connect the lesson to their own personal actions.
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  • Easter-Themed Spirit Event

    This past long weekend, the School Life Class put together a friendly Easter-themed baking and egg-decorating competition to kick off remote spirit events.
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  • International Business Perspectives with Dr. Markus Miele

    This week, students in Mr. Moffatt’s Grade 12 International Business class were visited by guest speaker Dr. Markus Miele P ’20 from Miele, an independent family-owned company that manufactures appliances for use in the household, commercial operations and medical practices.
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  • Perseverance and Grit with Adam Shoalts

    Over 85 students and staff enjoyed hearing from renowned Canadian adventurer and author Adam Shoalts, who visited our Outdoor Education class through Zoom on Friday.
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  • The Generous Gift of Green

    98 trees arrived on campus on Thursday thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, to be planted on campus and in our community.
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  • Congratulations to our 2020/21 Co-Head Students

    The election to select the Co-Head Students for the 2020/21 year was held this week. Congratulations to Catherine Kim and Jack Freeman who were elected by their peers and staff in the vote that took place on Tuesday morning.
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  • 3D Printing for Local Hospitals

    The LCS 3D printer has been producing reinforcement clips for PPE face shields which will be donated to the Peterborough PPE collective in support of our local hospitals.
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  • Exploring False Narratives

    Mr. Gilfillan’s Grade 11 American History class has been studying the Vietnam War and applying their learning to current events. Through a “Zoom In” photo activity this week, students analyzed what was taking place in the photograph while drawing on what they’ve learned so far.
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  • Finding Joy in the Arts

    Creative expression has never been so meaningful as times like these. Grade 9 students have been keeping logs to challenge themselves to find joy in the arts, exploring their art major along with other artistic genres to complete integrated arts mini-assignments.
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  • A Remote Visit from the K9 and Emotional Support Unit

    Every year LCS enjoys a visit from our Peterborough Police's K9 and Emotional Support units and just because we can't all be physically together doesn't mean we can't do that which we love to do as a community!
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  • Creating a Learning and Listening Space

    Harkness discussions are particularly meaningful for allowing students to lead the conversation, check-in with one another and consider different perspectives. Now, more than ever, we need to encourage students to be mindful and engaged global citizens.
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  • Making Connections Using Expedition Behaviour

    As an OE teacher, I am always interested in what each student takes from Lakefield to share in their communities beyond the boundaries of our campus. How we interact with others is one of the most important things that students practice and apply in the 'real world'.
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  • Reflecting through Connect/Extend/Challenge

    Mr. Gilfillan's Grade 11 American History class was asked to reflect and discuss how their learning so far has connections to real-life experiences, through an activity called Connect/Extend/Challenge.
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  • The LCS Community on the Front Lines

    A big thanks to Dr. Merrilee Brown P '22 and Dr. Richard McCall '88 P '23 who are working on the front lines in support of health care.
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  • Supporting our Front Line Health Care Workers

    LCS values community first and we are trying to do our part in supporting our front line health care workers by providing donations of personal protective equipment.
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  • Learning With Lakefield Class Highlights

    There were many special, heartwarming, even humourous moments as faculty, advisors, Heads of Houses and students reconnected for Learning With Lakefield this week.
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  • Nordic Training Continues

    Now that the LCS Nordic season has been finished for a month, committed LCS Nordic team athletes have already begun their training for next season - remotely!
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  • March

    Celebrating a Successful Winter Season

    This week, we celebrated our Winter Co-Curriculars with our awards ceremony and an opportunity to recognize accomplishments this term. It's been an incredible season for students to demonstrate their grit, determination, passion, courage and kindness. Congratulations to all of our students for their hard work!
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  • Dalglish Art Award Recipient: Chelsea '21

    Each year Lakefield College School awards a senior visual art student with the Peter Dalglish Art Award. This year's winner is Chelsea Yue '21.
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  • A Lass that is Gone: Discovering Oneself Across the Pond

    “There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it; perhaps, for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less.” Sophie '22 reflects on her exchange experience at Gordonstoun School in Scotland.
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  • Athletics Action: Nordic Ski Highlights

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  • Collaborative Problem Solving at the Engineering Week Challenge

    Four teams of four students (2 teams of Grade 11s and 2 teams of Grade 12s) competed in the 2020 Engineering Week Challenge this week. Congratulations to Eric Xia '20, Eric Zang '20, Matt Zhang '20 and Wulfric Harris-Stoertz '20 who finished first!
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  • LCS Photo Club Features in SPARK Photography Festival

    The LCS Photo Club will be participating in the SPARK Photography Festival in April! 22 student photographers will have their work featured with subjects ranging from landscapes, wildlife, portraits, and food photography.
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  • Making Friends and Memories on Exchange in South Africa

    Olivia '22 shares how her Grade 10 exchange trip to South Africa has been the experience of a lifetime.
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  • My New Zealand Exchange: Flying Solo Across the World

    Rori '22 spent 10 weeks on exchange in New Zealand and shares how the experience won't be easily forgotten.
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  • Outdoor Education Adventures at Camp Medeba

    Our Outdoor Education students visited Camp Medeba for a day of outdoor winter leadership adventures including an ice climb, zip lining and the giant swing.
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  • February

    A Trip to Remember in Botswana

    Maggie '22 shares her exchange experience in Botswana and how it taught her a lot about herself and the world outside of Lakefield.
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  • Double Silver at the OFSAA Alpine Championship

    Antonia '23 competed in the OFSAA Alpine Championship in Collingwood, capturing silver in both the Slalom and Giant Slalom events and placing first overall at the competition.
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  • Engaging in Critical Media Literacy and Unplugging for Winter Carnival

    For Intersession Day on Tuesday, February 25, students engaged in dialogue and learning about Critical Media Literacy before heading to Northcote Campus to enjoy outdoor fun together at our annual Winter Carnival.
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  • First Annual Slam Poetry Coffee House

    Students performed spoken word poems at our first annual Slam Poetry Coffee House in Celebration of Seb Jones ‘13 on Saturday, February 22. Sarah '22 shares her experience preparing for the competition and the long-lasting impact of the event.
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  • Music and Dance Students Present Winter Cabaret

    Grade 12 music and dance students organized and presented Winter Cabaret on February 24, which was an opportunity to show peers what they have been working on throughout the term.
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  • Welcoming a Guest Speaker: Dr. Geoff Stewart

    Students experienced a university-level lecture when Dr. Geoff Stewart, adjunct History professor at both the University of Toronto, and the University of Western Ontario, visited Mr. Gilfillan's Grade 11 American History and Grade 12 World History classes.
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  • Welcoming Our Exchange Visitors from Senlis, France

    February at LCS means March Break is right around the corner and our March Break Language Exchange students are getting ready to travel to their respective host countries and schools.
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  • Creative Collaboration at CIS Dance Fest

    37 dancers from the LCS Dance Company and the Grade 12 dance class spent the day in Toronto for the CIS Dance Fest, developing their skills in a variety of genres and choreographing performances for a school showcase production.
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  • A South African Exchange Adventure

    Olivia '22 shares her Grade 10 exchange experience so far as she attends Bridge House School in South Africa. In her words, "I've had the biggest smile on my face and I don’t think it has left since I arrived in beautiful South Africa."
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  • Alpine Skiing CISAA Achievements

    The Alpine Ski team enjoyed success at CISAA with many personal bests and excellent team results being achieved. Our School Trained Female team captured gold and the overall CISAA Championship!
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  • Bark Lake Leadership Retreat: Preparing for Global Learning

    This past weekend an intrepid group of Lakefield students and staff took their first step towards the adventure that awaits them over the March Break and made their way to Bark Lake Leadership Camp for two days of immersive thinking about what it truly means to be a world traveller.
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  • Embracing Japanese Culture in the Land of the Rising Sun

    Prajina '22 is currently on exchange at Linden Hall High School in Dazaifu, Japan and shares her experience and what she has learned so far from embracing Japanese culture, meeting new peers and appreciating a global perspective.
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  • Model UN Delegates Attend UTMUN

    The LCS Model UN Delegation found great success this past fall and winter, taking part in training and attending the University of Toronto Model United Nations (UTMUN) Conference in February. 
     
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  • Representing LCS at Vex Robotics Competitions

    Over the past two weekends, eleven students represented Lakefield College School at Vex Robotics Competitions. They worked together in teams to design, build and program robots under strict constraints while competing against opposing teams.
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  • Running the Katchewanooka Rod (K-Rod)

    K-Rod is a spirit event unique to LCS which helps us to get outdoors and enjoy the winter season together. The combination of music, fireworks and festivity makes it a special evening to enjoy time in community with one another.
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  • Annual Nordic Ski Invitational

    On Wednesday, February 5, we held our annual LCS Invitational Nordic Skiing Race with over 100 athletes participating from 7 schools. This year, however, it was extremely exciting because it was our first time racing on the new ski trails.
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  • Inspired to Encourage

    This week, Grade 10 students were inspired to spread encouragement and think about their global community through a student-led postcard project for volunteer firefighters in Australia.
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  • Polar Paddle Fun

    LCS students and staff participated in the Polar Paddle in Lakefield as part of an annual community tradition with a Grade 10 team becoming the two-time defending "Best Costume" winners.
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  • Preparing for Postsecondary Studies

    By the time students are in their graduating year, they have researched various career options, interviewed people working in the profession to which they aspire, developed a detailed resume outlining their volunteer experiences, extracurricular activities, and personal strengths, and identified a variety of compelling postsecondary options.
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  • January

    Broomball and Alumni Fun

    LCS alumni gathered in Ramsden Park in Toronto on Sunday, January 26 for an afternoon of playing broomball and connecting over food and drinks.
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  • Speaking Up for Mental Health

    Bell Let's Talk Day took place on Wednesday, January 29 and throughout the week we came together as a community to participate in #BellLetsTalk initiatives.
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  • 3rd Annual Chinese Food and Culture Festival

    On Sunday, January 19, Lakefield College School students were treated to an exceptional evening of food, tradition, and entertainment – the third annual Chinese Food and Culture Festival. This important annual tradition continues to grow and evolve.
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  • Athletics Action: Alpine Ski

    The Alpine team travelled to Mansfield Ski Club on the 15th of January for the first race of the season. All of the hard work during dryland training and in the courses at Sir Sam’s paid off with some outstanding individual and team results!
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  • Athletics Action: Nordic Ski

    This past weekend, three LCS Nordic skiers made the trek to North Bay to compete in the Ontario Cup series. We attended with the Kawartha Nordic Racing Team through a new partnership designed, as part of our Nordic Signature Program, to take our athletes to a new level with increased training time and greater competitive opportunities.
     
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  • Exploring Genetics in AP Biology

    Mr. Arsenault and Ms. Sparkman’s AP biology class had a unique opportunity to explore their own genetics as part of their January intersession experience. The goal of the day was to provide students with an opportunity to put what they have been learning about genetics and genetic technologies into practice.
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  • Ted Pope Day 2020

    When a school values the concepts of Outdoors Every Day and Community First, what do they do? The entire school community goes skiing and snowboarding for the day!
     
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  • Community Building, Creating and Coding for Intersession

    Our first intersession day of 2020 had students participating in a variety of activities such as community outreach, coding, ethical leadership, and a performing arts project.
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  • Connecting Globally Through Art

    As their first project of the year, students in Grade 11 Visual Arts created a series of three postcards and chose one of their cards to be sent to Surface Gallery in the United Kingston to participate in their annual International Postcard Show.
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  • LCS Arts: Shooting for the Stars

    Chelsea Yue '21 has won third place in the International Space Art Competition in the 17-18 age category.
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