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Christopher Cummings, Principal
Chris Mercurio, Assistant Principal
Alfonse Davino, Assistant Principal

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Principal's Corner
March 2018
Well, March certainly came in like a lion!  As we all try to get back into our regular routine, I hope that everyone was able to make it through the last week and a half somewhat “unscathed”. Our first responders took on such an enormous task to get everyone back up and running in such a limited time, and they deserve our greatest thanks for their work. Here at LHS, we made it through with only one casualty, our courtyard tree. This massive pine tree which has been here since the building was built succumbed to the storm on Friday. Moving forward, we are committed to replacing this tree with a new one donated by our Senior class.

Academically, we have reached the midpoint of the third quarter, and we are quickly approaching the end of the year. If at anytime you are concerned about your child's progress in a particular class, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher(s). Building a strong parent-teacher collaboration is the best way to help your child finish the year with confidence and with success. Your child's guidance counselor is also another resource to help you and your child navigate issues your child may be facing. All of our guidance counselors work closely with the faculty to ensure that our students are getting the needed support to help them in their academic program.

We have two big events coming up this spring at LHS. “Save A Life” is sponsored by the Alliance for Safe Kids and this great event will take places on Sunday, March 18th. We are pleased to share that the keynote speaker will be Dr. Mykee Fowlin. You may remember that Dr. Fowlin visited LHS earlier this year to great reviews. Additionally, rehearsals are going strong for our spring musical "The Music Man" in April. These events demonstrate the commitment and passion that our students consistently display and are a positive outcome of our supportive LHS community.

Dont ForgetImportant Dates:
March 15th – Freshman Class Activity 6:00 PM
March 15th – PLC Day 1:00 PM Dismissal
March 18th – SAVE A LIFE 12-3pm
March 27th – ‘Pops’ Concert 7:00 PM
March 29th -April 5th – SPRING RECESS (SCHOOLS CLOSED)

Music Man
The Lakeland High School Drama Club, Wig 'n' Whiskers, is proud to announce our Spring Musical, "The Music Man".  
Performances will be:
Friday, April 20th @ 7:30pm
Saturday, April 21st @1:00pm and 7:30pm

Students taking Living Environment Honors should speak with their teacher regarding taking the Biology SAT Subject Test. You can register online at

Parents of JUNIORS are reminded to call the Guidance Office to make an appointment with their child’s counselor to discuss post-high school planning. Appointments can be made between March 14 and May 31. 

Art PalletNews from the Art Department
March begins the Art Department's springtime art shows and exhibits highlighting our talented art students. Lakeland High School's first big show is Gallery One. This opportunity displays work from 9th-12th grade students, from many different art electives, including Studio Art, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Watercolor, Digital Art, AP Studio Art, etc. The art will be displayed from March 12th through April 5th throughout the District Office building. Please join us for our popular Gallery One opening celebration on Wednesday March 14th from 5:00-7:00 pm to see our talented artists and their amazing work!

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Worth quoting
"You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself”    -  Harvey S. Firestone 

Student WriteSuccessful Note–Taking Strategies

Taking useful notes can help your high schooler learn more and get better grades in every class. Share these techniques.

Be Brief
Suggest that your teenager quickly summarize, in their own words, what the teacher says or writes on the board. They might even use their texting skills to help write faster. They could jot down “Xndr GR8” instead of “Alexander the Great,” for instance.

Encourage your child to leave wide margins on the paper and to double-space notes. That gives room to go back and fill in more information when they have time, perhaps in study hall or while waiting for after-school activities to start. They can add more detail, clarify anything that doesn’t make sense, or write questions to look up or ask the teacher.

Your high schooler could use different color pens and highlighters. They may discover that a particular color, or combination of colors, lets them visualize the material later. Also, some research shows that writing notes by hand rather than typing them helps people learn and remember more.

ASK Save a Life
Sunday, March 18, 2018
12:00-3:00 p.m.
Keynote speaker: Dr. Mykee Fowlin

Just For Fun
Q: What happened when a farmer counted 95 cows in the field?
A: After rounding them up, there were 100.FarmerCow

W E   A R E    L A K E L A N D!  Hornet

Important Phone #’s

Nurse                 ext. 39105
Guidance           ext. 39156
School Officer   ext. 39164
Mr. Cummings   ext. 39102
Mr. Davino         ext. 39112
Mr. Mercurio      ext. 39104

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