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Secondary (6-12)

News

8/16/18

LWC Defender Families - we have had a great start to the year! The staff is very excited about their students and as I have met with each teacher individually they have shared the great plans for the days ahead! I thank God for you and your decision to join our family. 

This newsletter will serve to give you updates on some of the events that lie ahead as well as pertinent information for secondary students.

 

Back To School Night: We would like to invite parents to attend the Back To School Night scheduled for August 23 starting at 7:00 pm. Families will be able to pick up a copy of their student’s schedule in front of the Secondary Office and then will proceed to the first period class. There parents will see a brief video and proceed to follow their student’s schedule so as to meet each teacher and hear a summary of what the academic year holds. This is a wonderful way to make connections with staff and other families. (While you are on campus please feel free to visit the new Main Office area to see some of what has been done to provide an extra layer of security for our students)

Senior Lunch Privilege: Senior students will be able to pick up a form from the Main Office that will allow them to leave campus on Fridays at lunch. This privilege requires parent permission on the form that is provided and students must follow the guidelines stated there. Forms will be available starting Monday 8/20/18 and must be turned in prior to Friday 8/24/18.

High School Retreat: Great fun as well as spiritual growth awaits all high school students at the  retreat scheduled for September 12-14. We will be staying at Lake Placid Camp and Conference Center in Lake Placid, FL. Your students will be bringing home information shortly. The packets do have forms that require parent permission and information that need to be returned to the Secondary Office promptly. We look forward to an amazing few days- please keep us in your prayers. (Costs have already been incorporated in your contracts).

Become involved: Please look at the school events calendar to plan opportunities to join the LWC community in various activities whether they be sporting, service, or school specific (ie. auction, etc).

Chapel and small groups are in full swing starting this week. We look forward to learning more about God’s word and how it applies to our lives and then be able to discuss it with our peers. Parents are always welcome to join us at Thursday chapel at the following times: Middle school 7:50-8:30, High School 8:35-9:22.

Many of your students have probably been discussing the Discipline Matrix with others and with you at home. The ‘Matrix’ is a progressive discipline plan that has been gleaned from other Christian schools and adjusted to fit our student body. A team of teachers and students began work on this last year after discussion and review of what was already in place at LWC. The plan spells out the expectations that LWC has for students to be successful. It has been developed to include areas where grace is needed as well as provide clear consequences for counterproductive behaviors (which in reality will impact a very small minority of our student body). The staff as well as the families of our students value the sacrifice that is made to have students attend LWC and we are prepared to train students not only academically and spiritually but also in the way to be successful in the world of work (being prepared, being on time, and being on task, etc).

Through prayer and consultation we believe the progressive discipline plan will provide structure as well as a way for us to support you, the parents, in your efforts to raise the next generation of Christian Leaders.

The Discipline matrix is currently available for viewing on the school web site under the Parent Tab.

Front Line Thoughts: (We will be sharing insights from our teaching staff with you in each newsletter.)

    Be intentional with the questions you ask your children. Too often the response to “What did you learn at school today?” is “Nothing”. We have chapel each Thursday and small groups on Fridays. You can ask who spoke and what one point do you remember from the presentation. You can use Renweb to keep up-to-date on what your child is learning in a specific class and ask about the lesson posted for the day. “What is the main character up to in that book you are reading for English?” or “What is Mitosis anyway, and how is that different than Meiosis?” These types of questions can be great ways to help your child open up about their day.

In Him,

L Shropshire

Secondary Principal

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