Upper School Weekly Notes

November 15, 2019

Dear Upper School Students and Parents,

This week Lake Highland celebrated our 14 student-athletes signing letters of intent to play their sport at the collegiate level. We are so proud of these students for working so diligently to reach their goals in athletics as well as in the classroom. The signees include: Patrick Bott (Baseball) – Clemson University; Colby Slaughter (Baseball) – Rhodes College; Zanoria Cruz (Girls Basketball) – Western Carolina University; Brock Seneff (Soccer) – Wheaton College; Kaley O’Donnell (Soccer) – Wofford College; Hudson Bohn (Lacrosse) – Pennsylvania State University; Jack Frazee (Lacrosse) – Florida Southern College; Regan Alexander (Girls Lacrosse) – The Ohio State University; Riley Alexander (Girls Lacrosse) – The Ohio State University; Jackie Norsworthy (Girls Lacrosse) – University of Florida; Mary Sosebee (Girls Lacrosse) – High Point University; Lauren Gips (Girls Volleyball) – Rice University; Cierra Jenkins (Girls Volleyball) – Brown University; and Tamzen Wilson (Girls Volleyball) – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Click here to see photos from Signing Day.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, 11/16: Girls Volleyball State Final vs. Alachua Santa Fe – Suncoast Credit Union Arena,  Ft. Myers, 11 am

Tuesday, 11/19: College T-Shirt Day

Tuesday, 11/19: Dance Marathon selling pizza during both lunches

Wednesday, 11/20: Senior Off-Campus Lunch (dressy)

Wednesday, 11/20: Upper School Thespian One Act Preview – HCCA, 4 pm

Friday, 11/22: Upper School Thespian Showcase – HCCA, 4 pm

Monday 11/25 – Friday 11/29: Thanksgiving Break

For a full listing of all Fall sports and their competition schedules, please click here.

For a month by month view of all Varsity sporting events, click on Athletics Calendar.


Winter-Spring Academy Registration News
2020 Winter-Spring Academies are now open! You can access it by clicking 
HERE or through the Academic tab on our school website. Registration will open Thursday at 12:00 p.m. (noon). We are excited to bring our Upper School girls a brand-new Women’s Self-Defense and Kickboxing Academy on Wednesdays. This Academy will be held at the CCC campus, just jump on the shuttle and we will get you there! We will also be holding our SAT/ACT Prep class on Tuesdays. If you have any questions about the Academies, please contact the Auxiliary Office at 407-206-1900 x1176.

Arts News

The US Theatre Department is putting together a trip to New York during Spring Break, April 6-10, 2020. 
Experience the best of Broadway on a 5 day / 4 night New York City tour! Join us to see Broadway shows (Beetlejuice AND Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, parts 1 & 2), take theater workshops with Broadway performers and craftsman, and experience The Big Apple! Students can scan the QR code seen on posters around campus to be taken to the tour website (tri.ps/mYPsd), or stop by to see Mr. HD in J103 for more information. The deadline to register for the early bird special is November 30, 2019.

Upper School Theatre One Act Preview and Thespians Showcase

The Upper School Theatre One Act Preview is being held on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in the Harriett Coleman Center for the Arts at 4 PM. The Thespian Showcase is being held on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 4 PM in the Johnny Holloway Black Box Theatre. Tickets for each event are $7 and are available for purchase online by visiting 

Admission News
 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!

Senior Yearbook Ads

Senior ads are due Dec. 2nd. If you have any questions, please email Tara Bork at tbork@lhps.org

emester Exams
December 17-20: Semester exams will be administered Tuesday through Friday during the week before Christmas Break. Please schedule travel plans carefully, so as not to conflict with exams! We cannot change exam times to fit personal preferences. Please click here to view the full Semester Exam Schedule.

Leadership Academy 2020

Parents of sophomores and juniors interested in learning more about the Leadership Academy program need to mark their calendars for an informational parent meeting on Tuesday, January 14that 6:00 pm. If you are already making summer plans and you know your child wants to attend this year’s trip, be sure to block out June 2-8, 2020, now!

Hip Hop Dance Master Class for all 6th-12th Graders
Sunday, November 17th, 2-4 pm - Hip-Hop with Chris Pederson, choreographer, performer, and judge featured in Dance Spirit Magazine.

This class 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 e-mail the Dance Instructor, Ms. Korte, at rkorte@lhps.org with your student’s name, grade, and a contact number.

Have a great weekend, and Go Highlanders!


The Upper School Administrative Team


Derek Daly, M.Ed.
Director of the Upper School 
407-206-1900 ext. 3274 


Jacqui Collazo, M.Ed.
Associate Director for Student Services
407-206-1900 ext. 3283 


Jennifer D’Andrea, M.S.
Associate Director of Curriculum and Instruction
407-206-1900 ext.3283 


Mick Davis, LtCol, USMC (Ret), M.M.A.S.
Associate Director for Leadership Development/Dean of Students
Varsity Football Defensive Line Coach

407-206-1900 ext. 3271  

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