February 21, 2020
Dear Upper School Students and Parents,
We are back in the swing of things on campus this week after a
much-needed winter break. Our faculty and staff returned to campus on Monday
for a Professional Development day where presenters led sessions on topics such
as “Supporting Student Academic Conversations”, “Learning Through Play”,
“Ready, Set, Go-ogle”, and “Accessing the Auxilium”. These days are so
important for the professional growth and development of our faculty as they
are always eager to learn new strategies to give their students an unparalleled
moral, academic, and spiritual education. Thank you to our Professional
Development Committee Members for designing these impactful days for our faculty:
Ms. Bowlin, Mr. Fonnett, Ms. Goodman, Ms. Jones, Ms. Krot, Mr. Lauer, Ms.
Miller, Mr. Murphy, Ms. Oliva, and Mr. Sprouse.
The Hazmat Robotics team recently earned an
opportunity to advance to the FIRST Florida State
Championship. At the event, Coach Glynn Dettman was nominated
for the FIRST Compass Award. The Compass Award recognizes an
adult coach or mentor who has given outstanding guidance and support to a team
throughout the year and demonstrates to the team what it means to be a Gracious
Professional. With this nomination, Mr. Dettman is a state semi-finalist in
the FIRST Florida State Championship. The team will travel to
Jacksonville on February 27th for a chance to advance to FIRST World
Congratulations to Pierce
Hipp who was recently recognized by the 2020 Scholastic Art &
Writing Awards Region-at-Large program. Pierce received an honorable mention
for his work titled Washed Up Wizard, a Silver Key award for On
the Value of Pen and Paper, and a Gold Key award for A Life Not
Highland has three students competing in The English-Speaking Union’s
Shakespeare State Competition on February 24th. The students have a
chance to win scholarships as well as a chance to compete at nationals in New
York City. Our three winners are: 1st place – Sofia
Stuart; 2nd place – Lila Midkiff; and 3rd place
– Alex Carnes.
Lake Highland Sports teams have been dominating in District competitions. Congratulations to Girls
Basketball, Girls Soccer, Boys Basketball, and Boys Soccer who
have all been crowned District Champions!
big shout out to our Boys Varsity Soccer team for an amazing post-season
run. They faced a tough loss at home in the Regional Championship to
end their season. Our Girls Varsity Soccer team made it to the Final
Four, playing in the State Semi-Final Championship, and ended their post season
with a tough loss in Miami. We are so proud of the tremendous
commitment and strength of both teams.
Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball programs are still going strong in
post-season play. Check out our website for their schedule as well
as the schedules for all of our amazing Spring Sports.
Monday, 2/24: US Curriculum Night – HCCA, 6 pm
Tuesday, 2/25: College T-Shirt Day
Tuesday, 2/25: SGA selling pizza at both lunches
Tuesday, 2/25: Night of Jazz Concert – The Abbey, 7
Wednesday, 2/26: Italian Renaissance Art &
Architecture Parent Info Session – Hale Hall Rm. 206, 6 pm
Thursday, 2/27: Brown Bag Lunch Series – Lakefront
Room, 12 pm – 1:30 pm
Friday, 2/28: MS & US Strings Spring Concert –
Bourne Chapel, 7 pm
Saturday, 2/29: Special Olympics
Saturday, 2/29: Central Florida College Fair – Univ.
of Central Florida, 11 am – 1:30 pm
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.
LAST CHANCE TO JOIN THE LAKE HIGHLAND 50TH ANNIVERSARY SCOTLAND
TOUR! May 31 – June 8, 2020. Final deadline to register: March 1, 2020
Lake Highland’s 50th
Anniversary Scotland Tour provides an amazing opportunity for students and
their families to strengthen our Lake Highland community as we experience the
rich heritage and culture of Scotland, and learn about the customs and
traditions of the Scottish people.
This 10-day, celebratory
cultural tour of the Scottish Highlands is designed exclusively for Lake
Highland families. All Lake Highland students, faculty, administration,
staff, and families (including extended family members) are invited to learn
about Scotland and its fabled Highlands – the land that continues to inspire
our school’s noble and enduring culture. Information and details: www.lhps.org/scotland2020 or
contact Cheryl Sims at firstname.lastname@example.org
ITALIAN RENAISSANCE ART &
ARCHITECTURE IN ITALY 2020- LAST CHANCE!
Don’t miss out on this
opportunity! There are only a few spaces left in the new Honors Italian
Renaissance Art and Architecture in Italy summer course and trip. Students
learn about the masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance in the classroom and
then travel abroad as a class to experience their learning in real life! Be
on campus from June 10th through 18th and then depart for Venice, Florence,
and Rome. This course will satisfy a semester credit of Social Studies or
Humanities. For information contact Lauren Oliva at Loliva@lhps.org Students
must register online with ACIS before March 15th, 2020. There will be a
parent informational meeting for those interested in attending or to gain
more insight into how the program works on February 26th at 6 PM in Hale 206.
GUATEMALA MISSION TRIP
There are still spaces left
for this summer Guatemala mission trip. If you would like more information,
please join Mrs. Blomquist for an information session on Wednesday, February
26th at 2:30 pm in the Lower School Commons.
17th ANNUAL CENTRAL FLORIDA COLLEGE FAIR
Lake Highland families are invited to attend the annual Central Florida
College Fair, sponsored by the Central Florida Consortium of Private School
Counselors. The college fair will be held on Saturday, February 29th from
11:00 am – 1:30 pm at the University of Central Florida, Student Union –
Pegasus Ballroom. Information for the college fair can be found at: www.cfcpsc.org
All Highlander Summer camps
are now available to view on our website. We are offering over 100 programs this
year that will include Highlander Day Camps, specialty camps, sports camps,
STEM/Technology camps and academic courses! Highlander Summer will run for 7
weeks that begin on June 8th and end on July 24th.
Registration will open on Thursday, 2/27 at noon. If you have any questions,
please contact the Auxiliary Office at 407-206-1900 x1176 or email us
CALL FOR PICTURES OF SENIORS! DEADLINE APRIL 3RD
Attention all parents of seniors - In keeping with tradition, a
video showcasing our Senior Class of 2020 will be shown at
the Senior Parent Baccalaureate Dinner.
Here's What We Need from You:
1.) 3 (three) - NO
MORE, NO LESS - pictures of your child in a group or alone from their high
2.) The pictures must be sent
in digital, jpeg format and be sent from a computer not a mobile
device. Please make sure the pictures
are full size and not thumbnails.
3.) All 3 pictures must be
sent in ONE EMAIL to Mr. Kostura at email@example.com.
4.) In the email subject
line, please note your child's full name and label each picture with your
child's name followed by 1, 2 or 3. (Example: John Smith 1, John Smith 2,
John Smith 3)
The DUE DATE for these
pictures to be submitted is Friday, April 3, 2020 by the end of the day. NO
Thank you for helping us
include your child in this memorable video which will be playing during the
Senior Parent Baccalaureate Dinner. Your prompt attention is greatly
DANCE MASTER CLASS SERIES FOR
ALL 6th-12th GRADERS
Sunday, March 22nd, 2-4pm-
Jazz with Angelique Martinex, Disney performer and on-air personality with
Sunday, April 26th, 2-4pm- Hip Hop, teacher still to be
This is free of charge for
all 6th-12th graders. The classes will be held in The Dance Studio at the
Annex. To register for the classes please e-mail the Dance Instructor, Ms.
Korte, at firstname.lastname@example.org with your student’s name, grade and a
SHOW US YOUR DANCE MOVES!
If you like to dance hip hop
and/or have break dancing skills, we want you! The dance department is
looking for Upper School students who would want to be a part of a Hip-Hop
group and show off their skills during Art Festival Week. The first meeting
will be on Thursday, February 27th at 3:30pm in the Dance Studio at the
Annex. E-mail Ms. Korte at email@example.com with any questions.
CLASS OF 2021 APPLICATION BOOT CAMP
Registration is now open. It is an opportunity to get a jump start on
college applications; creating Common App or Coalition accounts, developing
resumes, and brainstorming ideas for college essays. For more information,
drop into the College & Career Center. To register, click Application Boot Camp 2021 (student lhprep email required).
Application Boot Camp Dates and Times
Session A June 9 – 12, 2020 : 9 – 11:30AM,
Session B June 9 – 12, 2020 : 1 – 3:30PM,
Session C June 15 – 18, 2020 : 9 – 11:30AM,
Session D June 15 – 18, 2020 : 1 – 3:30PM,
Session E August 5 – 7, 2020 : 9 – 11:30AM,
Session F August 5 – 7, 2020 : 1 – 3:30PM,
Have a great weekend and Go Highlanders!
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
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