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Expanding opportunities in learning and faith through MAP testing!

Posted on September 18th, 2015 by Ian Timmerman

The first two weeks have flown by already; hopefully the transition to the regular routines of school has gone well for your family.

As mentioned last week, our school will be participating in MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing this year. The testing will start next week for students in grades 3-8.

The MAP tests are different in a number of ways from the CTBS tests that we have done in the past. Since the MAP test is done entirely on the computer, the test will adapt the level of questions to be appropriate for your child’s level of learning. As a result, each student will have the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. Another advantage of MAP tests is that we can administer shorter tests and use less class time while still receiving detailed, accurate information about your child’s growth.

We see three goals for using the MAP test at LHCS…

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Perseverance & MAP testing

Posted on September 11th, 2015 by Ian Timmerman

Perseverance & MAP testing

Welcome back to another year at LHCS! We have been blessed this year again with strong enrollment, and we want to extend a special welcome to our 28 new families and 64 new students! Please join with our staff as we enfold and welcome these new students and families to our school. We are blessed to have 330 students as part of our school this year!

Our theme for the year is “Perseverance: Running the Race”

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Celebrating Learning

Posted on March 9th, 2015 by LHCS Administrator

We are a community of Christ here at Laurentian Hills Christian School. In an excellent effort to foster that community, we expanded our biennial science fair to include our entire school, from JK to Grade 8. In preparation for our Celebration of Learning, all our students were very busy preparing a diverse assortment of projects, art, penmanship, and stories, among other things.

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THINK before you speak

Posted on March 7th, 2014 by LHCS Administrator

THINK before you speak

Last week several members of our Impact Team (students from gr.6-8) led our school in some activities each day designed to help us think before we speak, as part of anti-bullying week. The Impact Team used the gifts of their different members: 3 students wrote a devotional to correspond with each letter. Each day, student […]

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Engaging in the Past

Posted on February 28th, 2014 by LHCS Administrator

history fair

Last week students in our Junior and Intermediate grades participated in our first History Fair. It was exciting to see our students engaged and excited about their topics, and sharing what they learned with parents, their peers, and younger students.

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Engaging God’s world

Posted on January 17th, 2014 by LHCS Administrator

students at city hall

Before the Christmas Break, our grade 7 and 8 students had the opportunity to go to City Hall, but this wasn’t just a tour of City Hall, but a chance for our students to share their work and what they learned about city planning with some City Councillors and Planners.

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