This week, our students welcomed 19 guests from the LCS community to our campus (virtually) for Career Day! Career Day is an annual tradition at The Grove providing students with an opportunity to make a connection between their academic interests and future professional endeavours.
LCS is proud to announce that we will be hosting the OFSAA Nordic Skiing Championships in 2022! After unveiling our new 900m sprint track earlier this year, this announcement comes as added excitement to our Nordic Skiers and the LCS community.
In recent months, LCS students in all grades have participated in math contests to test their knowledge and challenge themselves to grow valuable problem solving skills. Competitions are not always about achieving first place, they are an important part of learning that help students develop motivation, determination, and quick thinking skills, all of which are valuable tools that can be applied in other areas of life.
Over the last year, LCS students have been working on developing apps for their peers and the broader LCS community. We are thrilled to announce that LCS has officially been approved to operate an Apple Developer account, which will allow our students to launch their own apps in an App Store accessible only to the LCS community.
Entrepreneurial ventures are alive and well at LCS. Earlier this year, some of our Grade 12 students launched LCS Eats (a local version of UberEats) and more recently, a group of students created a lunchtime specialty coffee business to provide the LCS community with delicious beverages throughout the week.
On Thursday, March 25, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, a notable Canadian interdisciplinary artist, joined the Grade 9 Integrate Arts class to discuss her work and share her creative experiences. Cheryl is of Cree, Metis, German and Polish descent, and has family ties to the Papaschase First Nation and Kikino Metis Settlement in Alberta.
At The Grove, maple syrup production has long been a part of the traditions our students and staff enjoy in the Springtime. The function of maple syrup harvesting has varied over the years. Originally made to supply the Dining Hall, later used as a chore for students caught misbehaving, and now a beloved tradition, the roots of maple syrup production extend as deep as the roots of the campus maple trees themselves.
This week, our Grade 12 students hosted an all-school intersession day which saw students take part in activities designed to pass along and share stories of connection, tradition, and culture at LCS. And, most important, build the leadership confidence of their younger peers.
Ms. Kee’s March Movie Month is in full swing and students are enjoying spending time with their house families, connecting with friends digitally, and for day students, watching movies at home. So far, the weekly themes have included “This Movie Changed Me”, “Movies That Made Me Laugh”, and this week, students will watch a documentary of their choosing.