Middle School Weekly Notes

November 8, 2019


Middle School Parents,

“Freedom is only one generation away from extinction.” These are the words of our 40th President Ronald Reagan. Here at LHP, we will not let that happen. Not only is inspiring patriotism one of the four tasks outlined in our mission statement, but our students are regularly exposed to the people and events that make our nation so special, so they know how special the term AMERICAN truly is.  

This weekend, as we honor those who have served our nation, I hope you and your family can take time to reflect on the freedoms we have because of the service of others.

See you around campus!


Upcoming Dates and Events


Scholastic Book Fair - CCC


Orlando Science Center LHPS Family Night


Hip Hop Dance Master Class - Annex 2:00-4:00 pm


College T-Shirt Day


8th Grade Fling Winner Spirit Day -Movies through the Decades Theme


Thanksgiving Break


Please note the following reminders and items of interest.  For more detailed school-wide announcements and calendar items, please also check the Week at a Glance (WAAG), which can be found on the LHP website. On the far right side of the black drop-down bar, click on the red horizontal lines icon which will take you to a bar titled “News and Social.” Once there, click on “News”- which will take you to the News & Social Media page. There is a direct link to the Week at a Glance at the top of the page, which also can be found here: Week at a Glance.



Canvas Parent Accounts
Parents, since daily course content and grades for students in Middle and Upper School are viewable in Canvas, all parents who have created PowerSchool accounts now automatically have Canvas accounts. Setting up automatic parent accounts reduces the need to create a Canvas account and link it to your child. This explains why some parents have been receiving Canvas notifications to their inboxes. Please follow the steps below to access your account (if you have not accessed Canvas before) and turn off/customize notifications. If you have already created an account, you do not need to change how you access Canvas.

1. Visit www.lhps.org/canvasparent for direct access to the parent login screen.

2. Click "Forgot Password"

3. When prompted to enter your username, enter your email address from your PowerSchool account. If you cannot remember this information, you may contact Erica Bolstein for assistance (ebolstein@lhps.org)

4. Once you enter your email credentials, you will receive an email from Canvas with a link to update your password.

5. Create a password you will remember.

6. Login and you will see your child's Canvas courses.

7. Click here for VIDEO: turn off/customize notifications

If you need any assistance with your Canvas account, your PowerSchool account, or turning off/customizing notifications in Canvas, please don't hesitate to contact Erica Bolstein at ebolstein@lhps.org or at 407-206-1900 ext. 3322


Admission News

Applications are open for new students interested in joining LHP for the 2020-2021 school year.  A list of admission events for prospective students may also be found on our website. We look forward to meeting your new Highlanders!


Academy News

Registration for Winter-Spring Academies will open next week on Thursday, November 14th at 12:00 p.m. (noon). The Auxiliary office is super excited to offer a few new Academies to our Middle School students such as STEAM-Rocketeering, STEAM- Construction & Engineering, Basketball, and Women’s Self Defense & Kickboxing to name a few! All academy offerings will be visible from our website Wednesday morning. You may access the Academy website under the ACADEMICS tab on the school website or by clicking HERE. If you have any questions about specific Academies after viewing the website, please contact the Auxiliary office at academy@lhps.org or 407-206-1900 x1176.


8th Grade North Carolina Trip

Attention 8th grade families! The planning for this year’s trip to North Carolina is well underway. This years trip runs from Thursday, April 16th, 2020 through Tuesday, April 21st 2020. We will be staying at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, North Carolina and will accommodate our entire class of nearly 200 students, upper school mentors, and teacher chaperones for an exciting five nights and six days. 

It is time to start gathering information regarding the student body for our vendors. On Monday, November 18th 2019, all 8th grade students will be added to the NC Canvas Course and 8th grade parents will receive an email regarding how to register their children. The trip is part of the 8th grade curriculum and is already paid for through student tuition. It is expected that all 8th grade students attend the trip. If there is a significant conflict due to LHPS extracurricular events, please contact Alison Murphy to work out how best to proceed. We do ask, however, that everyone fill out the forms regardless of conflicting schedules as it is easy to subtract a number from the group than it is to add one. 


Maitland Art Under the Stars Arts Festival

If you visit the Maitland Art Under the Stars arts festival this weekend, please visit the student area and check out selected work from the Middle School art classes. Visit http://www.maitlandrotaryartfestival.com for info about the festival.


Troop 148’s 11th Annual Christmas Tree Sale

Support LHPS's Troop 148 during their annual Christmas tree sale.  Trees, garlands and wreaths are available for  purchase.  Deadline to order is Wednesday, November 13th.  Pick up or delivery is on Sunday, December 1st.

Go to https://shop.troop148.us/ for ordering and details. .


Scholastic Book Fair 

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the CCC November 13-15! Students can visit the Book Fair during fling, lunch or at the discretion of their Directed Study teacher. Students have the option to charge items to their student account this year. Please note- If an account is charged, it is understood that parents have given their student permission to do so. Cash and credit cards are also accepted.


Hip Hop Dance Master Class for all 6th-12th Graders

Sunday, November 17th, 2-4pm Hip-Hop with Chris Pederson, choreographer, performer and judge featured in Dance Spirit Magazine.

This is free of charge for all 6th-12th graders.

The class will be held in The Dance Studio at the Annex.

*To register for the classes please email the Dance Instructor, Ms. Korte, at rkorte@lhps.org with your student’s name, grade and a contact number.


OURM Holiday Gift Card Drive

The Charles Clayton Campus will be collecting gift cards during the holiday season for the teens at the Orlando Union Rescue Mission. Please consider donating Target or Walmart gift cards in increments of $25 until December 6. Drop off location will be in the front office.


MS Sports Announcements 


Have a great weekend and Go Highlanders!!!


Dustin Bowlin
Director of the Middle School
Charles Clayton Campus
407-206-1900 ext. 2000 | dbowlin@lhps.org


Lauren Maxwell
Associate Director of Curriculum/Instruction
Dean of Students
Charles Clayton Campus
407-206-1900 ext. 2000 | lmaxwell@lhps.org


Alison Murphy
Associate Director of Student Life
Charles Clayton Campus
407-206-1900 ext. 2000 | amurphy@lhps.org

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