As I was walking through the hallways this week and admiring all the different artwork in the hallways, I stopped to take a closer look at some pencil sketch portraits done by grade 8, and was struck again by the skill shown by many of our students, but also how our artwork brings praise to […]
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We are looking forward to meeting with parents during Parent/Teacher Conferences. Sometimes parents ask what they can do to prepare for these conferences; here are a few suggestions to help make the most of Parent/Teacher Conferences.
Nine students in Grade 7 & 8 are taking part in an enrichment unit entitled “Sustainability 101”. It is linked to our school theme of caring for the creation God has given to us. One of the assignments, based on some learning about eating local food and considering the effects of our food choices upon the environment and our global neighbours, was to write out what would make a “sustainable school lunch.”
If you are new to LHCS (or even if you’ve been here a few years) you might be wondering what does it mean to become a member? In the newsletter and through letters, our Membership Committee has been encouraging parents to become members, but what does that mean, and why consider it?
If you have a student in grades 3-8 you may have heard them talking about the CTBS test this week. LHCS participates in the CTBS (Canadian Test of Basic Skills) every two years with all of our students from grades 3-8 writing the test. The CTBS is a norm referenced test which compares the results of our students to the Canadian norm for their grade level. On average our students perform 1 – 1.5 years above grade level. The most important function of this test is for our school to measure our program rather than the individual test scores of students. We also are able to compare our results to other OACS (Ontario Alliance of Christian Schools) who participate in this testing at the same time.
Last week was a different week here at LHCS as we enjoyed our afternoon Agriculture Education Centres. There were a number of goals for these afternoon sessions, but I wanted to highlight three, Creation, Community and Contact.