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From Beth McElwee, Upper School Director

No School on Wednesday, March 10th - Parent-Teacher Conference Day
What are our high school students learning this month? A lot. Below are a few highlights from Upper School describing what and how students are learning. Also note the important calendar notes below that affect schedules.
In math, students are evaluating improper integrals by using the The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Sounds easy, doesn't it?
In AP Biology, students are learning about bacterial transformation. In this lab, they take a common bacteria, E. coli, and insert a gene from a jellyfish to make the bacteria glow under UV lighting. The students get to practice many advance level procedures, such as: bacteria plating, sterile technique, heat shock to induce transformation, and using micropipets. See photos in the gallery below.

Students in the Environmental Science class are learning about Smart Cities. To display their understanding of what a sustainable city looks like, students designed their own city complete with essential infrastructure and city services. Their smart cities had to exhibit livability concepts such as green spaces, mixed land use, transit options, residential options, and elements of sustainability. See an city design in the image gallery below.

British Literature students are studying Romanticism by reading and discussing poetry and World Literature students are beginning their first research paper by working the steps under their teacher's guidance.
Spanish III (Honors) students are learning food vocabulary, cooking verbs and measurements, and delicious recipes from Spanish speaking countries. Student searched for a recipe and videotaped themselves preparing the dish for the class. Watch Senior Luke's cooking video:

Important Calendar Dates to Remember:
  • Tuesday, March 2:
    • 9th grade- remote school- learn from home; academic classes only (A-H Periods).
    • 10th grade- Pre-ACT- 8:15am to 12:30pm; school dismissed for sophomores when test ends
    • 11th grade- ACT- 8:15am to 12:30pm ; school dismissed for juniors when test ends
    • 12th grade- no classes
  • No School on Wednesday, March 10th - Parent-Teacher Conference Day
  • Thursday, March 11-  8-Period Day (no block)
  • Wednesday, March 24- 8 period day
    • SAT for Juniors only (off campus)
    • 9th, 10th, 12th regular 8 period day
  • Thursday, March 25- 8 Period Day

Upcoming Upper School Events

List of 10 events.

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Photos from the Upper School

Upper School Videos

From the School Counselor

Hello. This is Stephanie Hager, your Lakeview Academy school counselor, and Feb. 1-5th, was National School Counseling Week. Last week I talked about perseverance and I’ve always found inspiration to keep moving forward by doing something for someone else. Sometimes you just need to get out of your own head. 

In the Black Panther movie, King T’Challa says “We must find a way to look after one another as if we were one single tribe.” Compassion is when we show care for someone else. When you’re feeling your worst, helping someone can make you feel better. 
How can you help? How can you show compassion to a friend, a relative, a classmate, a co-worker, or a neighbor? Can you be a listening ear for a friend who is suffering? Can you reach out to an elderly relative to let them know you’re thinking about them? Can you help a classmate or coworker who is struggling with their work? I’d love to hear your ideas. 

Recently, lower and middle school students at Lakeview Academy wrote and sent letters to soldiers and veterans. The America's Adopt a Soldier program sent the school a certificate of appreciation which you can read here.

The Lakeview Academy family suffered a loss in late January of a recent graduate.  Here are some resources if you or your child are grieving. Please reach out to me if I can help in anyway.



Upper School News

List of 3 news stories.

  • Lakeview Lions Selected to First Team All Region

    A Big Congratulations to two of our Basketball players on a great accomplishment! Junior Joelle Snyder and Senior Declan Weidner were both named First Team All-Region 6-A. Great Job to both players for leading their teams to the State Playoffs.
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  • Lakeview Takes 2nd at State One Act Play Competition

    Lakeview's cast and crew of Urinetown, the Musical were named the GHSA Class A Private State Runners Up for the One-Act Play competition Saturday in Warner Robins. In addition, Hannah Oldroyd and Ari Mikels were named to the State All-Star Cast. In the last decade, Lakeview Academy has finished strong in this competition, winning the state championship five times from 2014-2018.
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  • Basketball Teams State Bound Again!

    For the seventh year in a row, both our varsity girls and boys basketball teams have clinched a spot in the state playoffs! Both teams defeated Pinecrest Academy's teams to secure their spots. The first playoff game for the girls will be at 6pm on Tuesday, February 23rd at Mt. Paran Christian School. The boys will play their first game Wednesday, February 24th at Christian Heritage in Dalton, time TBA.
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From the School Nurse

In early December, the CDC issued new guidelines (click here to read) regarding the length of time to quarantine. Based upon these new recommendations, Lakeview Academy has updated their guidelines as to whether to come to school or not. You can download our guidelines by clicking HERE.

More information: Options to Reduce Quarantine for Contacts of Persons with SARS-CoV-2 Infection Using Symptom Monitoring and Diagnostic Testing

Busting Myths and Misconceptions about COVID-19 Vaccination | CDC

REMINDER: ALL Students (remote or on campus) MUST Submit a Health Attestation Daily

Why do I have to submit daily?
COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly in our community. In order for us to determine if it is safe to continue or return to in-person learning, we need to know how the virus is impacting the Lakeview community directly. ALL Students (remote or on-campus) must submit a health attestation daily. When attestations are not completed, staff time and resources are required to follow up with families that have not completed the form which delays our ability to make data-driven decisions.
How do I submit daily?
Download the mobile app to submit from your cell phone or other mobile device. Once registered, you can also submit online using the link below.
To download the School Wellness Screener APP:
Download the app here. The link will automatically direct you to the correct app store for your operating system (iOS or Android).
(school-ID: lakeviewacademy-1290):
Click Here to Submit Online
To use this link you must have downloaded and registered for the School Wellness Screen. If you have not done so, follow instructions above
If you need help, or you are not able to use the mobile app, contact Dorothy Price at dorothy.price@lakeviewacademy.org for assistance in registering.
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