2016-2017 Year Verse

1 Corinthians 13:4–8

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends…

New This Year

Young Life Club for Upper School

Each Monday Night - Contact David to find out the next location!

LHP YL Club Leader: David Muir - 407-484-9669

about YL -



Friday morning AT THE CROSS! 7:30 a.m.

Student Lead Prayer Time for Upper School Students


Come to Prayer at the Cross! 

It's a student lead devotion held every Friday morning AT THE CROSS! 

Everyone is welcome! Starts at 7:30 

Have questions or want info? 

Contact Isabelle at 

 Upper and Middle School FLO-Faith Lived Outloud

A voluntary chapel experience for MS and US students and faculty

Wednesday’s during Middle School Fling – 8:35 in the Bourne Chapel 

Wednesday’s during Upper School Fling – 9:50 in the Lakefront Room

2016-2017 Lower School FLO is for 4-6th grade

3:00-4:30 - Rex Building Top of the Dome 

Lower School FLO Saturdays- Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov 5, Dec. 3, Jan. 28, Mar. 4, April 1, May 6


 FCA "Fellowship of Christian Athletes"

What is FCA? 

Middle School FCA

MS  Huddle Leader John Weaver -

Middle School FCA Huddle meets - Fridays - 7:15-7:45 a.m.- Clayton Campus Gym

2016-2017 Middle School FCA Dates and Times

Sept. 23, Oct. 7, Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Nov. 18, Dec. 9, 

Jan. 13, Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb. 24, Mar. 3, 

Mar. 24, Apr. 7, Apr. 21, May 5

Upper School FCA

US Huddle Leader Dustin Bowlin -  

Upper School FCA Huddle meets -  Thursdays - 6:30 p.m.-  Main Campus Gym - Mr. Bowlin's Room J205

 2016-2017 Upper School FCA Dates and Times



meet each Wednesday, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Guernsey Board Room (adjacent to the Lakefront Room)

Come casual, come as you are!
We would love to have you pray with us.
Yvonne Clayton - 407-894-6118 -
Mary Kaschai - 407-299-7866 -  
Moms in Prayer Mission Statement: 

Moms in Prayer International, formerly Moms In Touch, impacts children and schools worldwide for Christ by gathering mothers to pray.


The first pillar of the Lake Highland Preparatory School mission statement is to “instill Christian values.”  We are often asked by prospective families what exactly we mean by Christian values.  At Lake Highland, we define Christian values as Paul summarized them in his letter to the Galatians when he wrote about the fruit of the spirit: “… the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control ...” (Galatians 5:22-23).

We believe these nine Christian values are universally accepted values by people of all faiths.  At Lake Highland, we welcome families of many different religions.   We believe deep in our hearts that every child is a unique child of God, regardless of his or her religious faith.   We believe religious tolerance is too low a bar for our students -- we teach respect and understanding of other people’s faiths, not just tolerance.  We also believe that God’s children thrive best in an atmosphere of love, concern, and mutual respect – the culture we strive to create at Lake Highland.  To create that culture, we do our best to model for our students our Christian values every day and to encourage our students to internalize and personify the nine character traits of the Fruit of the Spirit.

To help bring Christian values alive for young minds, we asked our Lake Highland employees to work collaboratively to define what each of the nine slices of the Fruit of the Spirit looks like in action.  We convened our entire faculty and staff in January 2011.  We divided them into nine separate groups composed of employees from every walk of our campus life.  Each group was challenged to define one of the nine parts of the Fruit of the Spirit.  Their definitions are underlined below.  Additionally, their definitions of our Christian values are further illustrated and reinforced by the various Biblical verses quoted below:

·         Kindness is using encouraging words, helpful actions and sincerely appreciating and nurturing everyone’s unique abilities.

o   1 Corinthians 13:4  Love is Patient and Kind. 

o   The Parable of the Good Samaritan   Luke 10:30-37 New International Version (NIV)

o   30 … Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side. 32 So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii[c] and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’ 36 “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” 37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.”

·         Faithfulness is demonstrating the ability to be loyal and consistent, to follow through on commitments, and showing dedication.

o   The Widow’s Two Mites    Luke 21:1-4 New King James Version (NKJV)   1 And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury,and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites. So He said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; for all these out of their abundance have put in offerings for God, but she out of her poverty put in all the livelihood that she had.”

·         Peace is harmony between parts of the whole.

o   Matthew 5:9 ESV “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”

o   Matthew 6:25-34 ESV “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. ...”


·         Gentleness is being quick to listen and slow to speak, measuring our words, and projecting an attitude of safety and empathy.

o   2 Timothy 2:24   A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all.

o   Proverbs 15:1   A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.

o   Matthew 5:5   Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.

·         Patience is the heartfelt modeling of selflessness through listening and acting in a calm, courteous, empathetic, mature, and tolerant manner.

o   Psalm 37:7   Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him.


·         Love is recognizing and accepting the needs and emotions of others so that you may respond with care, respect, and patience.

o   Mark 12:29-31 English Standard Version (ESV) 29 Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

·         Self-Control is demonstrating the ability to use discernment to choose the right thing even when it is hard, demonstrating impulse control under difficult circumstances, and the ability to think and then respond or act calmly.

o   James 1:19   Let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.

o   2 Timothy 1:7 ESV  For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

·         Goodness is an awareness of a moral compass manifested in actions of virtue and excellence.

o   Galatians 6:9-10   Let us not grow weary of doing good… As we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone

o   Ephesians 5:9 ESV   For the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true,

o   Romans 12:9 ESV   Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.

·         Joy is feeling (better-a-condition) of contentment and happiness not subject to changing circumstances.

o   Psalm 16:11 (ESV) 11 You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

o   Proverbs 17:22 ESV  A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones

o   John 15:11 ESV  These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

Lake Highland is a warm and inclusive school where children of all faiths are respected and loved and where they thrive in a nurturing and caring environment.  All Christ-centered activities at Lake Highland are voluntary.   For example, we sponsor the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Young Life, and weekly chapel services.  Everyone is invited to join in; however, no one is ever forced to attend.  Requiring someone to attend church would be anathema to us at Lake Highland.  We have no religious requirements for graduation, but we do require community service.  In addition, we teach electives in Comparative World Religions, Old Testament, and New Testament.  These courses are purely electives for those who would like to delve deeper into their religious studies.

Our teachers are molders of dreams; they are the architects of a better tomorrow; and they are the calibrators of small moral compasses.  All of their efforts are based upon our deeply held Christian values.  Lake Highland is a school filled with opportunities for young people -- a school where we cultivate both the intellect and the character of our students.   Lake Highland is a special place where young people grow in wisdom and in stature and in God’s favor.

  • School Chaplain: Rev. Joe Sims,   407-206-1900 ext.1203, 407-402-9169 cell, office is LOCATED IN THE UPPER SCHOOL OFFICE, H114
  • Middle School Chaplain: Cris “Cheez” Denard,  407-206-1900 ext. 2146, 407-448-9414 cell, room 146 behind Bourne Chapel on the Charles Clayton Campus.

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