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May 24, 2018

REMINDERS FOR THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, MAY 25
• Dismissal for all students is at Noon. Parents coming to pick up students should arrive by Noon. (There is NO Extended Day.)
• Avon Lake and Berea public school districts will NOT provide bus pickup after school
• All other buses will pick up students at Noon.
• There will be NO bus pickup at 3:38 p.m.

OUR PARENTS MAKE IT HAPPEN!
Lake Ridge Academy is fortunate to have parents who are active, involved and dedicated to making our school exceptional. Your hard work benefits our children in countless ways. Room parents arrange for chaperones for field trips and special events while volunteers help with classroom projects, library books, lunches and countless other tasks that benefit our students.

To the parents below who chaired the various PA committees, to all of you who assisted them, and to those who supported our teachers and our students in and out of the classroom, THANK YOU!

Jennifer Szwagulak and Kate Dake, Lower School Division Coordinators
Jim Tilk, Sheri Terens, Sarah Andrassy, Dan Lyons, Jaime Priess, Leigh Roth, Stephanie Cavaco, Shannon Conway, Marie Miclat, Lisa Barrett, and Tonya Hopkins, Room Parents
Lisa Jahan and Melinda Elyaderani, Lower School Education Aides
Dave Kuentz, Holiday Craft Workshop
Mari Dickson, E-Commerce
Danielle Gomez, Box Tops and Collection Truck
Sherry Esch, Faculty Appreciation.
Clare Navratil, Faculty Appreciation, Gift Cards and Heusinger House Upkeep
Cathy Kingsley, Fall Family Bake-Off
Jen Gorny and Price Kasl, Library Aides
Melinda Elyaderani and Lisa Jahan, Lower School Aides
Erika Coble and Kate Dake, School Lunch Program
Mary Amsdell, Educational Grants
Robyn Dimacchia, Cookies for Police and Fire
Kumud Ajmani, PA President
Jon Hyman, Admission and Hospitality
Sonya Williams and Kate Dake, Auction Co-Chairs
Brenda Norton, Fundraising Coordinator
Kippy Roshkowski and Karen Kemper, Potluck Coordinators

LIBRARY NEWS – Ms. Swoboda
-SUMMER READING CHALLENGE AND RESOURCES
The Summer Reading page (second tab in the menu bar) at Miss Swoboda’s website (lralibrary.weebly.com; password: Royals) has information about the Lower School Summer Reading Challenge and summer reading programs hosted by Barnes & Noble, the Cuyahoga County Library, and Scholastic. You can also download a record sheet for the Summer Reading Challenge and find numerous other resources on this page.
Please check your child’s Friday folder for overdue book notices. Your help in ensuring all library books are returned by the last day of school is greatly appreciated.

STRING INSTRUMENTS OVER THE SUMMER
-PETER HORN STRING INSTRUMENTS DUE FOR RETURN Any student using a Peter Horn string instrument should return the instrument to Ms. Zablotsky's room for pick-up by Mr. Horn during the last week of school. If you wish to continue to rent during the summer, please let Ms. Zablotsky know so she can check out the instrument here at LRA and we can get it back to your child before he or she leaves for the summer. All instruments should be identified by the student’s name.
-ALL OTHER STRING INSTRUMENTS Any student who owns their instrument or rents from a company other than Peter Horn is reminded to take the instrument home after the last instrumental class. The instrument should not be left at school over the summer. All instruments should be identified by the student’s name.

EXTENDED DAY SUMMER CELEBRATION
During the week between and end of school and the start of Summer Programs, June 4-8, we will offer Extended Day. There will be a fun activity for students each day including outdoor games, crafts, etc. Please register your child/ren by Wednesday, May 30. CLICK HERE for information and a signup form.

2018 SUMMER PROGRAMS CATALOG
Our Summer Programs run June 11-July 20 and are open to all area students in grades K-12. We have a camp to match every child's interest, including the arts, engineering and technology, athletics, outdoor exploration, academics and our ever-popular Discovery Camp for our youngest students (K-4) to explore a new theme each week!

A printed catalog has been mailed to your home. You can also view the catalog on-line at https://www.lakeridgeacademy.org/our-school/summer-programs. Register soon to reserve your child's spot!

2018 SUMMER SKILLS BASKETBALL CAMP
Sign up now for the Summer Skills Basketball Camp coming in June. Girls and boys of all skill levels entering grades 1-9 next year are welcome. CLICK HERE for information.

ANNUAL FUND
Help our students to finish the year successfully! Every student benefits from the Annual Fund, and participation from all families in our community is key to finishing this academic year successfully. Tuition provides support through spring break after which point charitable gifts support our academic program.
If you have not yet made a gift, please give here to ensure that participation in your child's class is strong. Forty-six percent of families have already made a gift!
With your help, our community will offer $330,000 to the school through the Annual Fund alone this year. Thank you for your gift!

AUCTION GALA 2018 - 2018 Auction Committee
Dear Lake Ridge Academy Parents:
November 17, 2018, may seem like a long way away, but not for the Auction Gala 2018 Committee! We are starting early and would love to have you join our team! Being a part of the Auction Committee is a great way to meet new people, volunteer for Lake Ridge Academy and share your talents. If you've never helped with a gala event, no worries -- there is something for everyone. Here are some things we need help with: Procuring items and experiences (HUGE!), contacting other LRA parents who may have unique items, services or experiences to donate, wrapping Auction baskets, securing sponsorships and ads for our program, selling 50/50 raffle tickets at school events, help in organizing our pre-Auction event, attending Auction meetings, and various tasks along the way (i.e, cutting, proofreading, picking up donations at vendors, etc.). Please feel free to reach out to Leannie McAllister at auction@lakeridgeacademy.org with any questions. See you soon!

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Thank you to the entire Lower School student body for an exciting and rewarding year of learning. I hope you and your families have a safe and enjoyable summer, and I look forward to seeing you in August.

Katherine Y. Hatcher
Director of Lower School

UPCOMING EVENTS
5/28 No School (Memorial Day)
5/29 Kindergarten Trip
5/30 Grade 3 Trip
Kindergarten Celebration
5/31 Lower School Move Up Day
6/1 Last Day of School (10:30 Assembly; Noon Dismissal; No Extended Day)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Grade 1 News
From the Nurses
Extended Day Summer Celebration
2018 Summer Skills Basketball Camp

Posted by on in C | First Grade

Friday, May 25, 2018

Parent Memo

 

Important Upcoming Dates:

Fri May 25                              MS Cedar Point Trip

Sat May 26                             8th Grade Quebec Departure – 9 p.m. – CRC

Mon May 28                           NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day

Tue May 29                            6th grade Mystery Tours

                                               7th Grade Leadership Retreat

May 31                                   8th grade returns from Quebec

June 1                                     Last Day of School – Noon Dismissal

 

Directors Notes

It’s hard to believe it, but this is the final In Touch for this year. Time has flown. Aside from exams and course information contained further down this note, activities for the last week include:

A reminder that grade 8 students should meet the Quebec bus outside of Bettcher at 9:00pm on Saturday. Jeanette Marks will communicate the group’s return time (early Thursday morning) once they have an ETA.

7th Grade - The Camp packing list will be emailed to parents. Students should arrive at normal time on Tuesday and should be picked up at normal dismissal time on Thursday. A reminder that Friday is a half day, with students dismissed at noon.

6th grade - Our Mystery Trips begin on Tuesday, and we want to give you a heads up that you should check your email and keep a look out for Reminds so that you have everything you need each day. The Mystery Trips are day trips so arrival and dismissal times are normal. Students will find out our destinations when we arrive, and parents will receive an email letting you know what we are up to each day after we have left campus.

Lunch will be provided each day for the students. They can bring a purse or drawstring bag if they want or need to carry anything (water bottles, sunscreen when necessary, etc).

On Tuesday, students can bring some optional spending money ($5-$10 is plenty). We will be inside, so no special dress is required.

On Thursday, we will be outside for the day, so students should dress for the weather.

Any questions, just ask one of the gr. 6 advisors.

 

Friday, June 1

A reminder that Friday is a half day, with students dismissed at noon.  There is no Homework Club on that day.

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4th Quarter grades will be posted to the Portal on June 4th.

Report cards will be posted to the E-Locker by June 6th. A reminder that the E-Locker is not available on the mobile app.

 

Upper School Washington D.C. Adventure Trip October 2018:

All Upper School students are invited to be part of a weekend trip to Washington D.C., which will occur 10/24/18-10/27/18. There are only 30 seats available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Deposit deadline is June 1!!!  

Please review the attached flyer for more details.  Contact trip leaders Ms. Lacoste or Ms. Zinkhann with questions.

Washington_DC.pdf

       

 2018 Summer Health Class

  • Information attached at the end of the weekly
  • All registration is done through the Summer Program
  • Program coordinator is Katherine Hatcher (hatcherk@lakeridgeacademy.org)

 

 

 

Important dates at a glance:

May 25 – 31: US Exams

May 28: Memorial Day: No School

May 29: Senior/Kindergarten Zoo Trip

May 30: PA Senior Luncheon

May 31: US House Banquet

June 1: Awards Day Assembly- 8:30 am

            Graduation Rehearsal- 11:30 am

            Last Day of School- 12:00 pm dismissal. See below for bus information.

June 2: Commencement

            Graduates arrive- 12:30 pm

            Doors open- 1:15 pm

            Ceremony- 2:00 pm

 

Early Dismissal and Bus Service for June 1:

On Friday, June 1, all students will be dismissed at 12:00 pm.  Parents who come to pick up students should arrive by noon.

All buses, except Avon Lake & Berea, will be here to pick up students at noonUnfortunately, there will be no bus service for Avon Lake or Berea.

There will also be no 3:38 bus service on that day.

Have a wonderful summer!

 

SECOND SEMESTER EXAM SCHEDULE

May 25 - 31, 2018

 

FRIDAY, MAY 25

Foreign Language:  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.                    

Second Foreign Language: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                    

 

TUESDAY, MAY 29

Mathematics: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.                   

English: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Arts, Theater, Technology, Music Theory: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

(Note: Seniors at the zoo with Kindergarteners)

                       

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30

Science: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.                

Make-ups/Conflicts: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  *                    

(Note: Parents Association Senior Luncheon)

 

THURSDAY, MAY 31

Social Studies:  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.               

Make-ups/Conflicts: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.   * 

 

Click here to see a detailed exam schedule with room assignments

*In the event a student has a conflict in exams, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the teachers involved and work out a resolution.

Second semester exams are scheduled for May 25 through May 31. See the link above for a detailed course exam schedule.

During the week of exams, Upper School students need only be on campus when they have an exam to take. Students need to stay in the exam room for the entire two hours.  They may bring something appropriate to read or study when they are done. Once the examination period is over, students are free to leave after they have signed out in the Upper School Office.

Because most of our juniors and seniors provide their own transportation, we assume that they will be at school only when they have an exam. (Please let Dean of Students know if you do not wish your junior or senior to leave campus after the exams.)

Freshmen and sophomores, however, usually rely on others to provide their transportation. They are asked to bring a signed permission form that will allow them to come in at the exam time and leave when the exam period is over. These forms are also available in the Upper School office prior to exam week. Please return them to the office by Thursday, May 24. If we do not receive this form, your child will need to stay in school the entire day.

The bus transportation schedule remains the same throughout the exam period. Students who need to ride the bus home will need to stay on campus throughout the day regardless of their grade level. Remember that only juniors and seniors have off campus lunch privileges. Juniors and seniors who plan to use bus transportation are only allowed to leave campus during the designated lunch times as noted in Off Campus Permissions in the Student Handbook. They may not spend the afternoon off campus and then return to take the bus. When leaving campus at lunch, they must follow the sign-in sign-out procedures.

 

Help our students to finish the year successfully!

Every student benefits from the Annual Fund, and participation from all families in our community is key to finishing this academic year successfully. Tuition provides support through spring break after which point charitable gifts support our academic program. 

If you have not yet made a gift, please give here to ensure that participation in your child's class is strong. 

46% of families have already made a gift - thank you! 

With your help, our community will offer $330,000 to the school through the Annual Fund alone this year. Thank you for your gift!

  

Upper School Washington D.C. Adventure Trip October 2018:

All Upper School students are invited to be part of a weekend trip to Washington D.C., which will occur 10/24/18-10/27/18. There are only 30 seats available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The deposit deadline is June 1.  

Please review the attached flyer for more details.  Contact trip leaders Ms. Lacoste or Ms. Zinkhann with questions.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

House Banquet: May 31

On Thursday, May 31, ALL STUDENTS will attend the thirteenth annual House Banquet at 4:00 p.m. in the BCC.  The banquet is a wonderful time for everyone to be together and say goodbye before the end of the school year.

 

Upper School Awards Assembly: Friday, June 1

On Friday, June 1 from 8:30-10:30 a.m., ALL STUDENTS ATTEND the Upper School Awards

Assembly in the BCC where the school honors various student achievements. Parents are welcome to attend.  Underclassmen will be dismissed from school at the end of the assembly. Seniors will stay for graduation rehearsal.

 

Graduation Rehearsal: Friday, June 1

Following the assembly, seniors will have graduation rehearsal from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  In order to ensure equity in seating, during the rehearsal seniors may reserve six seats each by lottery for family members.  Additional guests will need to find seats on Saturday in the unreserved sections of the auditorium. Seating is on a first come first serve basis.

 

Graduation: Saturday, June 2

The graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 2, will begin promptly at 2 p.m.  Seniors must

report to school at 12:30 p.m. so they can don their robes and be photographed as a group at

1:00 p.m.  Prior to that time the photographer will also be taking individual photos, which may be

ordered if desired.  Please note:  Family members need to be prompt since no seats are reserved

after 1:50 p.m.  Doors will open at 1:15.

Students should be dressed up underneath their robes.  Girls should note that their white robes are somewhat transparent and dark clothing underneath will show through.  Shoes are visible during the ceremony, so appropriate footwear is especially important.  In preparation for graduation, caps and gowns have been distributed to seniors.  Students may keep the tassels and caps if desired.  Gowns need to be returned immediately following the ceremony.  

There will be a reception in Rob Hall immediately following the program

 

HONORS, CONGRATULATIONS & AWARDS:

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

Class of 2018 College Choices:

Akbar, Humza The Ohio State University
Ashby, Ian Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Baran, Hana Kent State University
Bouzaher, Isabel Case Western Reserve University
Bramhall, Cole Haverford College
Chen, Jiexian "Jason" University of Connecticut
Chen, Yuxiang "Sky" University of Massachusetts, Boston
Coble, Elizabeth University of Chicago
Cromling, Jarrett The University of the Arts
Denihan, Fiona Concordia University - Portland
Dhillon, Nanak Case Western Reserve University
Esch, Abby Boston University
Freeman, Sarah Rochester Institute of Technology
Garbinski, Halle New York University
Gwinnell, Benjamin University of Rochester
Hamer, Allison Millikin University
Harrison, Michaela Mount St. Mary's University
Ho, Samantha Maryland Institute College of Art
Hryshko, Christina Johnson & Wales University (Charlotte)
Jacobs, Travis University of Cincinnati
Kawaguchi, Noah Whitman Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Krislov, Eve Brandeis University
Kuentz, Madeline Denison University
Lakkaraju, Riya Emory University
LeRoy, Bryce University of Cincinnati
Li, Yangqing "Gabrielle" Wellesley College
Liang, Kening "Lexi" Pennsylvania State University - Abington
Lin, Zhiyi  "Hannah" Lander University
Liu, Andy University of California, San Diego
Liu, Yiming "Bruce" University of Massachusetts, Boston
Mahboob, Maihan The Ohio State University
Mayberry, Sydney Walsh University
Nusbaum, Emily University of Maryland, College Park
Ortiz, Dionisia John Carroll University
Prabhakaran, Anjali The Ohio State University
Ren, Bingcen "Max" The George Washington University
Rengel, Kailee University of Kentucky
Roach, Michael Jacob Trine University
Ruggles, Alyssa Xavier University
Shover, Eli University of Cincinnati
Smith, Brian Marietta College
Spencer, Jordyn Canisius College
Stachowiak, Eric University of Cincinnati
Sweeterman, Lily University of Dayton
Toncler, Jessica Lawrence University
Waltz, Christopher The University of Findlay
Whittaker, Jada Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences
Xue, Huaiyu Pennsylvania State University - Abington
Yoo, Anna Therese Colgate University
Zhang, Shengwei Pennsylvania State University - Abington

 

COLLEGE COUNSELING INFORMATION:

 

Click here to access Naviance Student

  

SAT Test Dates

LRA School Code: 363857

Note that Late Registration may be an increased fee. Deadlines expire @ 11:59 pm ES

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the SAT

 

SAT Test Date SAT Registration Deadline SAT Scores Available
June 2, 2018 May 3, 2018 Jul. 11, 2018

 

ACT Test Dates

LRA School Code: 363857

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the ACT

ACT Test Date ACT Registration Deadline ACT Scores Available
June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018 Jun. 19, 2018
July 14, 2018 Jun. 15, 2018 Jul. 24, 2018

 

ACT & SAT Test Prep information

Free test prep course & practice tests:

You can use a library card to access free electronic ACT, SAT, & AP test prep.  Ask your local library if they subscribe to the electronic resource Learning Express Library, and how to use it. Includes test prep material and practice tests. Often times libraries host practice tests.

ACT Prep Material from ACT:

ACT Resources

 

Scholarship Information:

City Property Management HOA Scholarship

The City Property Management HOA Service Scholarship of $1,000 is available to any High School senior nationwide! Deadline to apply is July 31, 2018.

http://cityproperty.com/phoenix#scholarship-link

   

Fastweb

Create a profile with Fastweb and get matched with scholarship opportunities!

Fastweb

   

College Programs & Opportunities for High Schoolers:

WHAT: Lorain County Chamber Leadership Academy Summer Program

This weeklong, comprehensive program is designed to bring awareness to young people, challenging them to become engaged citizens and preparing them to serve in leadership roles within the community. This can be a life changing week for students and is an excellent addition to their resume!

WHEN: July 16-20, 2018

Click here for more information!

Click here to register.  

 

WHAT: Sarah Lawrence College Summer Programs

Sarah Lawrence offers a variety of summer programs for rising 10th-12th graders, from writing and film to technology!

Click here for more information

 

WHAT: John Carroll University Young Writers Workshop (YWW)

A week-long summer camp at John Carroll University, now offering both day and residential options, where students from anywhere can experience and learn inspiring and rigorous creative writing!

WHEN: July 30 to August 3, 2018.

Deadline to Apply: May 30

Click here for more information

Click here to apply

 

WHAT: University of Dayton Summer Programs

Click here to see the variety of programs in engineering, entrepreneurship, and leadership offered by The University of Dayton this summer!

 

WHAT: Engineer the Future at The University of Dayton!

Click here to read more about UDs engineering programs

 

WHAT: Sweet Briar College’s EXPLORE

A series of immersive pre-college, residential events for high school sophomore, junior and senior girls. Weekend events for various disciplines are offered in the fall and spring, and a weeklong for-credit engineering course is offered in the summer.

WHEN: April 21-22, 2018, Explore Environmental Science Weekend

          July 29 – August 3, 2018, Summer Explore Engineering Design Course

WHERE: Sweet Briar College

http://sbc.edu/explore/

 

Selective Service:

Registration with Selective Service is required by law for young men turning 18. You must register in order to be eligible for federal student financial aid. Penalties for failing to register can include fines and/or imprisonment. Register online at www.sss.gov

Posted by on in J | Parents Association

Volunteers Needed

The PA is still seeking some volunteers to serve as room parents for next year. A lot of slots are already filled (thank you, parents!). (Open Slots - Kindergarten, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 12th Grade). We also need two volunteers to support our Faculty Appreciation event in the Fall. Please contact clarenavratil@gmail.com if you would like to help out next year. Thank you!

Gift Cards

A huge Thank YOU to all parents, faculty and staff who purchased Gift Cards through the PA this year. All profits from gift-card sales support teachers and students. We will be back again next year. Thank you! 
 
Summer Fundraising
 
Please note that you can help the PA keep raising funds throughout the summer.
Thank you for participating with the PA in all our activities this year, and have a great summer!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Parent Memo

 

Important Upcoming Dates:

Tue May 22                            Grades 4-12 Strings Concert – 7 p.m. – BCC

Thu May 24                           MS/US End of 4th Quarter

Fri May 25                             MS Cedar Point Trip

Sat May 26                             8th Grade Quebec Departure – 9 p.m. - CRC

 

Directors Notes

It’s hard to believe it, but this is the final weekly email for this year. Time has flown. Aside from exams and course information contained further down this note, activities for the last week include:

Tuesday - Strings Concert

Wednesday - last day of academic classes

Thursday - Foreign Language exam in the morning. Non-Foreign Language students may arrive at 10:45 but please let the office know if this is the plan. At 10:45 we’re switching to Community Building and Family Group activities, including a locker cleanout and handing out yearbooks.

Friday - Cedar Point. Please note that all assignments must be turned in for a student to be allowed to attend the Cedar Point trip. Please sit down with your student this weekend and log into the Portal to check for missing work.

The following week, our students will be on trips, be it daylong trips (gr. 6), camp (gr. 7), or Quebec (gr. 8). Our last day of school is June 1st and it is a half day. Students should report to their homebase at 8:15 and will be dismissed at noon.

Homework Lab - Homework Lab will continue to be offered every day after school until May 31st (except for May 25th). This is an expanded offering from what was sent out at the very beginning of the school year.

Our final day of school, June 1st, is a half day. Students should be picked up at noon.  There is no Homework Club.

 

Upper School Washington D.C. Adventure Trip October 2018:

All Upper School students are invited to be part of a weekend trip to Washington D.C., which will occur 10/24/18-10/27/18. There are only 30 seats available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Deposit deadline is June 1!!!  

Please review the attached flyer for more details.  Contact trip leaders Ms. Lacoste or Ms. Zinkhann with questions.

Washington_DC.pdf

       

 2018 Summer Health Class

  • Information attached at the end of the weekly
  • All registration is done through the Summer Program
  • Program coordinator is Katherine Hatcher (hatcherk@lakeridgeacademy.org)

 

Lunch Program Update

Thank you to all the families that have ordered from the Lunch Program!  Did you know that the menus change weekly and there are several new ways to customize your child’s order.  See the flyer for ordering details.

Will you also spend a few minutes to send us some feedback?  Here is a link to a brief online survey: https://goo.gl/forms/yHC9OaUBGaLi95Ie2  We appreciate your feedback!  Please send any questions to: LRAlunchprogram@gmail.com.

Lunch_Program_Flyer.pdf

 

Birthday Surprise flyer

Locke House will bring to your child’s classroom a balloon bouquet and a birthday serenade.  Please fill out the attached flyer.

Locke_Birthday_Surprise_Flyer_1.pdf

 

Sports

Track and Field Members:  There are still a few of you that have not turned in your uniforms.  Please be sure to bring those Monday.

LS Letter to Parents - 18 May 2018

Artwork by Rahil, Class of 2027

LIBRARY NEWS – Miss Swoboda
All of the Lower School students have been learning about the various forms of comics in the library this month. For information about this unit and for links to some super websites, visit Miss Swoboda's library website (lralibary.weebly.com; password: Royals) and select May 18 News from the News menu.

GRADES 4-12 STRING CONCERT – Ms. Zablotsky
This is a reminder that our final String Concert of the year is scheduled for Tuesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. in the Bettcher Convocation Center. It will feature the Lower, Middle and Upper School string orchestras. We look forward to this showcase of our talented Lake Ridge Academy students and hope you will enjoy it, too! LOWER SCHOOL STUDENTS SHOULD ARRIVE AT 6:45 P.M. AND COME TO THE LOWER SCHOOL MUSIC ROOM IN THE FINE ARTS BUILDING. Concert dress will be a white shirt or blouse, black pants or skirt, black shoes and socks. We are grateful for your support!

2018 SUMMER PROGRAMS CATALOG
Our Summer Programs run June 11-July 20 and are open to all area students in grades K-12. We have a camp to match every child's interest, including the arts, engineering and technology, athletics, outdoor exploration, academics and our ever-popular Discovery Camp for our youngest students (K-4) to explore a new theme each week!

A printed catalog has been mailed to your home. You can also view the catalog on-line at https://www.lakeridgeacademy.org/our-school/summer-programs. Register soon to reserve your child's spot!

2018 SUMMER SKILLS BASKETBALL CAMP
Sign up now for the Summer Skills Basketball Camp coming in June. Girls and boys of all skill levels entering grades 1-9 next year are welcome. CLICK HERE for information.

ANNUAL FUND
Help our students to finish the year successfully! Every student benefits from the Annual Fund, and participation from all families in our community is key to finishing this academic year successfully. Tuition provides support through spring break after which point charitable gifts support our academic program.
If you have not yet made a gift, please give here to ensure that participation in your child's class is strong.
46% of families have already made a gift - thank you!
With your help, our community will offer $330,000 to the school through the Annual Fund alone this year. Thank you for your gift!

AUCTION GALA 2018 - 2018 Auction Committee
Dear Lake Ridge Academy Parents:
November 17, 2018, may seem like a long way away, but not for the Auction Gala 2018 Committee! We are starting early and would love to have you join our team! Being a part of the Auction Committee is a great way to meet new people, volunteer for Lake Ridge Academy and share your talents. If you've never helped with a gala event, no worries -- there is something for everyone. Here are some things we need help with: Procuring items and experiences (HUGE!), contacting other LRA parents who may have unique items, services or experiences to donate, wrapping Auction baskets, securing sponsorships and ads for our program, selling 50/50 raffle tickets at school events, help in organizing our pre-Auction event, attending Auction meetings, and various tasks along the way (i.e, cutting, proofreading, picking up donations at vendors, etc.). Please feel free to reach out to Leannie McAllister at auction@lakeridgeacademy.org with any questions. See you soon!

All good things.

Katherine Y. Hatcher
Director of Lower School

UPCOMING EVENTS
5/22 All-School String Concert (7 pm; stringers arrive at 6:45 pm)
5/24 Grade 4 Reenactment (rain date 5/29)
5/25 Grade 2 Poetry Performance/Portfolio Sharing (2 pm BCC)
Grade 1 Trip
5/28 NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)
5/29 Kindergarten Trip
5/30 Kindergarten Celebration (2 pm Kiva)
Grade 3 Trip
5/31 Lower School Move-Up Day & Picnic
6/1 Last Day of School
Lower School Assembly (10:30 am)
NOON DISMISSAL

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Grade 3 News
Spanish News
2018 Summer Skills Basketball Camp

Posted by on in E | Third Grade

Important dates at a glance:

May 18: Prom- 11:40 dismissal

May 25 – 31: US Exams

May 24: Senior/ Faculty Dinner

May 28: Memorial Day: No School

May 29: Senior/Kindergarten Zoo Trip

May 30: PA Senior Luncheon

May 31: US House Banquet

June 1: Awards Day Assembly- 8:30 am

            Graduation Rehearsal- 11:30 am

            Last Day of School- 12:00 pm dismissal. See below for bus information.

June 2: Commencement

            Graduates arrive- 12:30 pm

            Doors open- 1:15 pm

            Ceremony- 2:00 pm

 

Early Dismissal and Bus Service for June 1:

On Friday, June 1, all students will be dismissed at 12:00 pm.  Parents who come to pick up students should arrive by noon.

All buses, except Avon Lake & Berea, will be here to pick up students at noon. Unfortunately, there will be no bus service for Avon Lake or Berea.

There will also be no 3:38 bus service on that day.

 

SECOND SEMESTER EXAM SCHEDULE

May 25 - 31, 2018

 

FRIDAY, MAY 25

Foreign Language:  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.                    

Second Foreign Language: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                    

 

TUESDAY, MAY 29

Mathematics: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.                   

English: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Arts, Theater, Technology, Music Theory: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

(Note: Seniors at the zoo with Kindergarteners)

                       

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30

Science: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.                

Make-ups/Conflicts: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  *                    

(Note: Parents Association Senior Luncheon)

THURSDAY, MAY 31

Social Studies:  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.               

Make-ups/Conflicts: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.   * 

 

Click here to see a detailed exam schedule with room assignments

*In the event a student has a conflict in exams, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the teachers involved and work out a resolution.

Second semester exams are scheduled for May 25 through May 31. See the link above for a detailed course exam schedule.

During the week of exams, Upper School students need only be on campus when they have an exam to take. Students need to stay in the exam room for the entire two hours.  They may bring something appropriate to read or study when they are done. Once the examination period is over, students are free to leave after they have signed out in the Upper School Office.

Because most of our juniors and seniors provide their own transportation, we assume that they will be at school only when they have an exam. (Please let Dean of Students know if you do not wish your junior or senior to leave campus after the exams.)

Freshmen and sophomores, however, usually rely on others to provide their transportation. They are asked to bring a signed permission form that will allow them to come in at the exam time and leave when the exam period is over. These forms are also available in the Upper School office prior to exam week. Please return them to the office by Thursday, May 24. If we do not receive this form, your child will need to stay in school the entire day.

The bus transportation schedule remains the same throughout the exam period. Students who need to ride the bus home will need to stay on campus throughout the day regardless of their grade level. Remember that only juniors and seniors have off campus lunch privileges. Juniors and seniors who plan to use bus transportation are only allowed to leave campus during the designated lunch times as noted in Off Campus Permissions in the Student Handbook. They may not spend the afternoon off campus and then return to take the bus. When leaving campus at lunch, they must follow the sign-in sign-out procedures.

 

Help our students to finish the year successfully!

Every student benefits from the Annual Fund, and participation from all families in our community is key to finishing this academic year successfully. Tuition provides support through spring break after which point charitable gifts support our academic program. 

If you have not yet made a gift, please give here to ensure that participation in your child's class is strong. 

46% of families have already made a gift - thank you! 

With your help, our community will offer $330,000 to the school through the Annual Fund alone this year. Thank you for your gift!

 

Graduation DVD order- Due Monday, May 21

We have hired OSV Studios to record the 2018 LRA graduation ceremony. If you would like to order a DVD of this year's ceremony, please submit this order form (also available in the US office) with a payment of cash or check payable to Lake Ridge Academy to the Upper School Office by Monday, May 21

 

Upper School Washington D.C. Adventure Trip October 2018:

All Upper School students are invited to be part of a weekend trip to Washington D.C., which will occur 10/24/18-10/27/18. There are only 30 seats available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The deposit deadline is June 1.  

Please review the attached flyer for more details.  Contact trip leaders Ms. Lacoste or Ms. Zinkhann with questions.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Upper School Prom, May 18, 2018: 11:40 am Early Dismissal; Prom from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Dante House will host the Upper School Prom at the Vosh Club, 1414 Riverside Dr., Lakewood, Ohio.  Please note that all LRA students is bringing a date from another school must complete a Dance Guest Pass, available here or in the US Office, and return it to Dr. Mozumdar prior to Prom date. All upper school students will be released from school at 11:40 am on prom day, Friday, May 18th.  All students are expected to attend the first four periods of classes on that day (a B day).  Students must be on campus until 11:40, even if they have free periods during that time.  We ask that all appointments (beauty salon, tux pick up, florist, etc.) be made after that time.

Prom begins at 7:00 p.m. and ends at 11:00 p.m.  All students need to arrive NO LATER THAN 7:30 p.m.  Once a student arrives, he/she may not leave until 10:30 p.m. At this time, students who wish to leave early may do so.  All students will leave by 11:00 p.m.  Please note that Ohio has restrictions as to when a teenage driver may drive after 1:00AM. We assume that, since prom ends at 11:00 p.m., this will not be a problem for any of our students.

NOTE: There is no Lake Ridge Academy sponsored after-Prom. 

 

House Banquet: May 31

On Thursday, May 31, ALL STUDENTS will attend the thirteenth annual House Banquet at 4:00 p.m. in the BCC.  The banquet is a wonderful time for everyone to be together and say goodbye before the end of the school year.

 

Upper School Awards Assembly: Friday, June 1

On Friday, June 1 from 8:30-10:30 a.m., ALL STUDENTS ATTEND the Upper School Awards

Assembly in the BCC where the school honors various student achievements. Parents are welcome to attend.  Underclassmen will be dismissed from school at the end of the assembly. Seniors will stay for graduation rehearsal.

 

Graduation Rehearsal: Friday, June 1

Following the assembly, seniors will have graduation rehearsal from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  In order to ensure equity in seating, during the rehearsal seniors may reserve six seats each by lottery for family members.  Additional guests will need to find seats on Saturday in the unreserved sections of the auditorium. Seating is on a first come first serve basis.

 

Graduation: Saturday, June 2

The graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 2, will begin promptly at 2 p.m.  Seniors must

report to school at 12:30 p.m. so they can don their robes and be photographed as a group at

1:00 p.m.  Prior to that time the photographer will also be taking individual photos, which may be

ordered if desired.  Please note:  Family members need to be prompt since no seats are reserved

after 1:50 p.m.  Doors will open at 1:15.

Students should be dressed up underneath their robes.  Girls should note that their white robes are somewhat transparent and dark clothing underneath will show through.  Shoes are visible during the ceremony, so appropriate footwear is especially important.  In preparation for graduation, caps and gowns have been distributed to seniors.  Students may keep the tassels and caps if desired.  Gowns need to be returned immediately following the ceremony.  

There will be a reception in Rob Hall immediately following the program

 

HONORS, CONGRATULATIONS & AWARDS:

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

Class of 2018 College Choices:

Akbar, Humza The Ohio State University
Ashby, Ian Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Baran, Hana Kent State University
Bouzaher, Isabel Case Western Reserve University
Bramhall, Cole Haverford College
Chen, Jiexian "Jason" University of Connecticut
Chen, Yuxiang "Sky" University of Massachusetts, Boston
Coble, Elizabeth University of Chicago
Cromling, Jarrett The University of the Arts
Denihan, Fiona Concordia University - Portland
Dhillon, Nanak Case Western Reserve University
Esch, Abby Boston University
Freeman, Sarah Rochester Institute of Technology
Garbinski, Halle New York University
Gwinnell, Benjamin University of Rochester
Hamer, Allison Millikin University
Harrison, Michaela Mount St. Mary's University
Ho, Samantha Maryland Institute College of Art
Hryshko, Christina Johnson & Wales University (Charlotte)
Jacobs, Travis University of Cincinnati
Kawaguchi, Noah Whitman Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Krislov, Eve Brandeis University
Kuentz, Madeline Denison University
Lakkaraju, Riya Emory University
LeRoy, Bryce University of Cincinnati
Li, Yangqing "Gabrielle" Wellesley College
Liang, Kening "Lexi" Pennsylvania State University - Abington
Lin, Zhiyi  "Hannah" Lander University
Liu, Andy University of California, San Diego
Liu, Yiming "Bruce" University of Massachusetts, Boston
Mahboob, Maihan The Ohio State University
Mayberry, Sydney Walsh University
Nusbaum, Emily University of Maryland, College Park
Ortiz, Dionisia John Carroll University
Prabhakaran, Anjali The Ohio State University
Ren, Bingcen "Max" The George Washington University
Rengel, Kailee University of Kentucky
Roach, Michael Jacob Trine University
Ruggles, Alyssa Xavier University
Shover, Eli University of Cincinnati
Smith, Brian Marietta College
Spencer, Jordyn Canisius College
Stachowiak, Eric University of Cincinnati
Sweeterman, Lily University of Dayton
Toncler, Jessica Lawrence University
Waltz, Christopher The University of Findlay
Whittaker, Jada Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences
Xue, Huaiyu Pennsylvania State University - Abington
Yoo, Anna Therese Colgate University
Zhang, Shengwei Pennsylvania State University - Abington

 

COLLEGE COUNSELING INFORMATION:

 

Click here to access Naviance Student

  

SAT Test Dates

LRA School Code: 363857

Note that Late Registration may be an increased fee. Deadlines expire @ 11:59 pm ES

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the SAT

 

SAT Test Date SAT Registration Deadline SAT Scores Available
May 5, 2018 Apr. 6, 2018 May 18, 2018
June 2, 2018 May 3, 2018 Jul. 11, 2018

 

ACT Test Dates

LRA School Code: 363857

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the ACT

ACT Test Date ACT Registration Deadline ACT Scores Available
June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018 Jun. 19, 2018
July 14, 2018 Jun. 15, 2018 Jul. 24, 2018
     

 

ACT & SAT Test Prep information

Free test prep course & practice tests:

You can use a library card to access free electronic ACT, SAT, & AP test prep.  Ask your local library if they subscribe to the electronic resource Learning Express Library, and how to use it. Includes test prep material and practice tests. Often times libraries host practice tests.

ACT Prep Material from ACT:

ACT Resources

 

Scholarship Information:

City Property Management HOA Scholarship

The City Property Management HOA Service Scholarship of $1,000 is available to any High School senior nationwide! Deadline to apply is July 31, 2018.

http://cityproperty.com/phoenix#scholarship-link

   

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Off Campus College Information Sessions:

WHAT: Exploring College Options: Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn, Stanford

WHEN: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

WHERE: Cleveland Airport Marriott

Click here for more information

  

 

College Programs & Opportunities for High Schoolers:

WHAT: Lorain County Chamber Leadership Academy Summer Program

This weeklong, comprehensive program is designed to bring awareness to young people, challenging them to become engaged citizens and preparing them to serve in leadership roles within the community. This can be a life changing week for students and is an excellent addition to their resume!

WHEN: July 16-20, 2018

Click here for more information!

Click here to register.  

 

WHAT: Sarah Lawrence College Summer Programs

Sarah Lawrence offers a variety of summer programs for rising 10th-12th graders, from writing and film to technology!

Click here for more information

 

WHAT: John Carroll University Young Writers Workshop (YWW)

A week-long summer camp at John Carroll University, now offering both day and residential options, where students from anywhere can experience and learn inspiring and rigorous creative writing!

WHEN: July 30 to August 3, 2018.

Deadline to Apply: May 30

Click here for more information

Click here to apply

 

WHAT: University of Dayton Summer Programs

Click here to see the variety of programs in engineering, entrepreneurship, and leadership offered by The University of Dayton this summer!

WHAT: Engineer the Future at The University of Dayton!

Click here to read more about UDs engineering programs

 

WHAT: Sweet Briar College’s EXPLORE

A series of immersive pre-college, residential events for high school sophomore, junior and senior girls. Weekend events for various disciplines are offered in the fall and spring, and a weeklong for-credit engineering course is offered in the summer.

WHEN: April 21-22, 2018, Explore Environmental Science Weekend

          July 29 – August 3, 2018, Summer Explore Engineering Design Course

WHERE: Sweet Briar College

http://sbc.edu/explore/

 

Selective Service:

Registration with Selective Service is required by law for young men turning 18. You must register in order to be eligible for federal student financial aid. Penalties for failing to register can include fines and/or imprisonment. Register online at www.sss.gov

Important dates at a glance:

May 7 – 18: Advanced Placement Exams

May 15: All Sports Banquet

May 18: Prom- 11:40 dismissal

May 25 – 31: US Exams

May 24: Senior/ Faculty Dinner

May 28: Memorial Day: No School

May 29: Senior/Kindergarten Zoo Trip

May 30: PA Senior Luncheon

May 31: US House Banquet

June 1: Awards Day Assembly- 8:30 am

            Graduation Rehearsal- 11:30 am

            Last Day of School- 12:00 pm dismissal

June 2: Commencement

            Graduates arrive- 12:30 pm

            Doors open- 1:15 pm

            Ceremony- 2:00 pm

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER EXAM SCHEDULE

May 25 - 31, 2018

 

FRIDAY, MAY 25

Foreign Language:  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.                    

Second Foreign Language: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                    

 

TUESDAY, MAY 29

Mathematics: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.                   

English: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Arts, Theater, Technology, Music Theory: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

(Note: Seniors at the zoo with Kindergarteners)

                       

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30

Science: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.                

Make-ups/Conflicts: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.                      

(Note: Parents Association Senior Luncheon)

 

THURSDAY, MAY 31

Social Studies:  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.               

Make-ups/Conflicts: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.                      

MT Lab Cabaret Dress Rehearsal: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

AP Exam Information:

Click here for the AP Exam Schedule.

  • All exams will take place in the Quiet Study Room in the CRC.
  • For morning exams, arrive by 8:10 am. The examination process begins promptly at 8:15 am.
  • For afternoon exams, arrive by 11:45 am. The examination process begins promptly at 12:00 pm.
  • Bring two # 2 pencils and two pens, either blue or black ink.
  • For math and science exams, bring a calculator and extra batteries.
  • You may bring water in a container with a lid and a snack.
  • No phones are allowed in the examination room.
  • Students who have a Morning AP exam are excused from afternoon classes (lunch through 8th period) the day before the examination.
  • Students taking an afternoon AP exam are excused from morning classes and may report to school at examination time.
  • Studio art submissions will take place through Mrs. Ballou and Mr. Callaghan.

 

Help our students to finish the year successfully!

Every student benefits from the Annual Fund, and participation from all families in our community is key to finishing this academic year successfully. Tuition provides support through spring break after which point charitable gifts support our academic program. 

If you have not yet made a gift, please give here to ensure that participation in your child's class is strong. 

46% of families have already made a gift - thank you! 

With your help, our community will offer $330,000 to the school through the Annual Fund alone this year. Thank you for your gift!

 

The Deborah Filler O’Neill 2018 Scholarship

The LRA Parents Association once again is pleased to provide a $1,000.00 scholarship to a LRA senior in recognition of their outstanding service achievements.  Applications are available here or in the Upper School Office. Completed applications must include an essay of three hundred words or fewer; the application deadline is May 14, 2018. Essays should explain your active participation and contributions in the community and why they have been important to you. The recipient of the DFO Scholarship will be announced at the Senior Luncheon. 

Questions: please contact Lisa Gilles momgilles@yahoo.com or 440-3279084

 

Graduation DVD order- Due Monday, May 21

We have hired OSV Studios to record the 2018 LRA graduation ceremony. If you would like to order a DVD of this year's ceremony, please submit this order form (also available in the US office) with a payment of cash or check payable to Lake Ridge Academy to the Upper School Office by Monday, May 21

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Upper School Prom, May 18, 2018: 11:40 am Early Dismissal; Prom from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Dante House will host the Upper School Prom at the Vosh Club, 1414 Riverside Dr., Lakewood, Ohio.  Please note that all LRA students is bringing a date from another school must complete a Dance Guest Pass, available here or in the US Office, and return it to Dr. Mozumdar prior to Prom date. All upper school students will be released from school at 11:40 am on prom day, Friday, May 18th.  All students are expected to attend the first four periods of classes on that day (a B day).  Students must be on campus until 11:40, even if they have free periods during that time.  We ask that all appointments (beauty salon, tux pick up, florist, etc.) be made after that time.

Prom begins at 7:00 p.m. and ends at 11:00 p.m.  All students need to arrive NO LATER THAN 7:30 p.m.  Once a student arrives, he/she may not leave until 10:30 p.m. At this time, students who wish to leave early may do so.  All students will leave by 11:00 p.m.  Please note that Ohio has restrictions as to when a teenage driver may drive after 1:00AM. We assume that, since prom ends at 11:00 p.m., this will not be a problem for any of our students.

NOTE: There is no Lake Ridge Academy sponsored after-Prom. 

 

HONORS, CONGRATULATIONS & AWARDS:

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

Class of 2018 College Choices:

Akbar, Humza The Ohio State University
Ashby, Ian Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Baran, Hana Kent State University
Bouzaher, Isabel Case Western Reserve University
Bramhall, Cole Haverford College
Chen, Jiexian "Jason" University of Connecticut
Chen, Yuxiang "Sky" University of Massachusetts, Boston
Coble, Elizabeth University of Chicago
Cromling, Jarrett The University of the Arts
Denihan, Fiona Concordia University - Portland
Dhillon, Nanak Case Western Reserve University
Esch, Abby Boston University
Freeman, Sarah Rochester Institute of Technology
Garbinski, Halle New York University
Gwinnell, Benjamin University of Rochester
Hamer, Allison Millikin University
Harrison, Michaela Mount St. Mary's University
Ho, Samantha Maryland Institute College of Art
Hryshko, Christina Johnson & Wales University (Charlotte)
Jacobs, Travis University of Cincinnati
Kawaguchi, Noah Whitman Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Krislov, Eve Brandeis University
Kuentz, Madeline Denison University
Lakkaraju, Riya Emory University
LeRoy, Bryce University of Cincinnati
Li, Yangqing "Gabrielle" Wellesley College
Liang, Kening "Lexi" Pennsylvania State University - Abington
Lin, Zhiyi  "Hannah" Lander University
Liu, Andy University of California, San Diego
Liu, Yiming "Bruce" University of Massachusetts, Boston
Mahboob, Maihan The Ohio State University
Mayberry, Sydney Walsh University
Nusbaum, Emily University of Maryland, College Park
Ortiz, Dionisia John Carroll University
Prabhakaran, Anjali The Ohio State University
Ren, Bingcen "Max" The George Washington University
Rengel, Kailee University of Kentucky
Roach, Michael Jacob Trine University
Ruggles, Alyssa Xavier University
Shover, Eli University of Cincinnati
Smith, Brian Marietta College
Spencer, Jordyn Canisius College
Stachowiak, Eric University of Cincinnati
Sweeterman, Lily University of Dayton
Toncler, Jessica Lawrence University
Waltz, Christopher The University of Findlay
Whittaker, Jada Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences
Xue, Huaiyu Pennsylvania State University - Abington
Yoo, Anna Therese Colgate University
Zhang, Shengwei Pennsylvania State University - Abington

 

ALTHLETICS

The All Sports Banquet: May 15, 6:00 pm

Reminder that the All Sports Banquet May 15 at 6:00 pm. 

 

 

COLLEGE COUNSELING INFORMATION:

 

Click here to access Naviance Student

  

SAT Test Dates

LRA School Code: 363857

Note that Late Registration may be an increased fee. Deadlines expire @ 11:59 pm ES

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the SAT

 

SAT Test Date SAT Registration Deadline SAT Scores Available
May 5, 2018 Apr. 6, 2018 May 18, 2018
June 2, 2018 May 3, 2018 Jul. 11, 2018

 

ACT Test Dates

LRA School Code: 363857

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the ACT

ACT Test Date ACT Registration Deadline ACT Scores Available
June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018 Jun. 19, 2018
July 14, 2018 Jun. 15, 2018 Jul. 24, 2018
     

 

ACT & SAT Test Prep information

Free test prep course & practice tests:

You can use a library card to access free electronic ACT, SAT, & AP test prep.  Ask your local library if they subscribe to the electronic resource Learning Express Library, and how to use it. Includes test prep material and practice tests. Often times libraries host practice tests.

ACT Prep Material from ACT:

ACT Resources

 

Scholarship Information:

City Property Management HOA Scholarship

The City Property Management HOA Service Scholarship of $1,000 is available to any High School senior nationwide! Deadline to apply is July 31, 2018.

http://cityproperty.com/phoenix#scholarship-link

   

Fastweb

Create a profile with Fastweb and get matched with scholarship opportunities!

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Off Campus College Information Sessions:

WHAT: Exploring College Options: Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn, Stanford

WHEN: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

WHERE: Cleveland Airport Marriott

Click here for more information

  

 

College Programs & Opportunities for High Schoolers:

WHAT: Lorain County Chamber Leadership Academy Summer Program

This weeklong, comprehensive program is designed to bring awareness to young people, challenging them to become engaged citizens and preparing them to serve in leadership roles within the community. This can be a life changing week for students and is an excellent addition to their resume!

WHEN: July 16-20, 2018

Click here for more information!

Click here to register.  

 

WHAT: Sarah Lawrence College Summer Programs

Sarah Lawrence offers a variety of summer programs for rising 10th-12th graders, from writing and film to technology!

Click here for more information

 

WHAT: John Carroll University Young Writers Workshop (YWW)

A week-long summer camp at John Carroll University, now offering both day and residential options, where students from anywhere can experience and learn inspiring and rigorous creative writing!

WHEN: July 30 to August 3, 2018.

Deadline to Apply: May 30

Click here for more information

Click here to apply

 

WHAT: University of Dayton Summer Programs

Click here to see the variety of programs in engineering, entrepreneurship, and leadership offered by The University of Dayton this summer!

WHAT: Engineer the Future at The University of Dayton!

Click here to read more about UDs engineering programs

 

WHAT: Sweet Briar College’s EXPLORE

A series of immersive pre-college, residential events for high school sophomore, junior and senior girls. Weekend events for various disciplines are offered in the fall and spring, and a weeklong for-credit engineering course is offered in the summer.

WHEN: April 21-22, 2018, Explore Environmental Science Weekend

          July 29 – August 3, 2018, Summer Explore Engineering Design Course

WHERE: Sweet Briar College

http://sbc.edu/explore/

 

Selective Service:

Registration with Selective Service is required by law for young men turning 18. You must register in order to be eligible for federal student financial aid. Penalties for failing to register can include fines and/or imprisonment. Register online at www.sss.gov

LS Letter to Parents - 11 May 2018

Artwork by Hannah, Class of 2030

Thank you to all of the “grandfriends” who joined us today. It was heartwarming to see so many guests mingling with students and teachers, working together on games and projects in the classrooms, and enjoying the special performance of the middle school musical. The students look forward to Grandfriends Day every year – they truly love to share their school with you.

LIBRARY NEWS – Miss Swoboda
Visit Miss Swoboda's website (lralibrary.weebly.com) and select Children's Book Week from the News menu for photos and information about the Lower School's celebration of Children's Book Week. For a special message for the parents of our kindergarten students and photos of kindergarten superheroes, select Kdg. Superheroes from the Photo Album menu. I hope you have a super weekend and happy Mother's Day!

GRADES 4-12 STRING CONCERT – Ms. Zablotsky
This is a reminder that our final String Concert of the year is scheduled for Tuesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. in the Bettcher Convocation Center. It will feature the Lower, Middle and Upper School string orchestras. We look forward to this showcase of our talented Lake Ridge Academy students and hope you will enjoy it, too! LOWER SCHOOL STUDENTS SHOULD ARRIVE AT 6:45 P.M. AND COME TO THE LOWER SCHOOL MUSIC ROOM IN THE FINE ARTS BUILDING. Concert dress will be a white shirt or blouse, black pants or skirt, black shoes and socks. We are grateful for your support!

2018 SUMMER PROGRAMS CATALOG
Our Summer Programs run June 11-July 20 and are open to all area students in grades K-12. We have a camp to match every child's interest, including the arts, engineering and technology, athletics, outdoor exploration, academics and our ever-popular Discovery Camp for our youngest students (K-4) to explore a new theme each week!

A printed catalog has been mailed to your home. You can also view the catalog on-line at https://www.lakeridgeacademy.org/our-school/summer-programs. Register soon to reserve your child's spot!

2018 SUMMER SKILLS BASKETBALL CAMP
Sign up now for the Summer Skills Basketball Camp coming in June. Girls and boys of all skill levels entering grades 1-9 next year are welcome. CLICK HERE for information.

ANNUAL FUND
Help our students to finish the year successfully! Every student benefits from the Annual Fund, and participation from all families in our community is key to finishing this academic year successfully. Tuition provides support through spring break after which point charitable gifts support our academic program.
If you have not yet made a gift, please give here to ensure that participation in your child's class is strong.
46% of families have already made a gift - thank you!
With your help, our community will offer $330,000 to the school through the Annual Fund alone this year. Thank you for your gift!

AUCTION GALA 2018 - 2018 Auction Committee
Dear Lake Ridge Academy Parents:
November 17, 2018, may seem like a long way away, but not for the Auction Gala 2018 Committee! We are starting early and would love to have you join our team! Being a part of the Auction Committee is a great way to meet new people, volunteer for Lake Ridge Academy and share your talents. If you've never helped with a gala event, no worries -- there is something for everyone. Here are some things we need help with: Procuring items and experiences (HUGE!), contacting other LRA parents who may have unique items, services or experiences to donate, wrapping Auction baskets, securing sponsorships and ads for our program, selling 50/50 raffle tickets at school events, help in organizing our pre-Auction event, attending Auction meetings, and various tasks along the way (i.e, cutting, proofreading, picking up donations at vendors, etc.). Please feel free to reach out to Leannie McAllister at auction@lakeridgeacademy.org with any questions. See you soon!

All good things.

Katherine Y. Hatcher
Director of Lower School

UPCOMING EVENTS
5/11 Grandfriends’ Day
5/14 Grade 1 Trip
5/15 Grade 4 Trip
5/22 All-School String Concert
5/24 Grade 4 Reenactment (rain date 5/29)
5/25 Grade 2 Poetry Performance/Portfolio Sharing (2 pm BCC)
5/28 NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)
5/29 Kindergarten Trip
5/30 Kindergarten Celebration (2 pm Kiva)
5/31 Lower School Move-Up Day & Picnic
6/1 Last Day of School
Lower School Assembly (10:30 am)
NOON DISMISSAL

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Grade 1 News
Grade 2 News
Grade 5 News
2018 Summer Skills Basketball Camp

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Posted by on in D | Second Grade

Posted by on in G | Fifth Grade

Friday, May 11, 2018

Parent Memo

 

Important Upcoming Dates:

Fri May 11                             MS Musical – Bye Bye Birdie-2:15 & 7 pm – BCC

Tue May 15                            MS/US Athletics Year End Banquet – 6 pm – BCC

Thu May 17                           MS/US Mayfaire Choral Concert – 7:30 p.m. – BCC

Tue May 22                            Grades 4-12 Strings Concert – 7 p.m. – BCC

Thu May 24                           MS/US End of 4th Quarter

Fri May 25                             MS Cedar Point Trip

Sat May 26                             8th Grade Quebec Departure – 9 p.m. - CRC

 

Directors Notes

May continues to be filled with excitement, milestones, and events. Here is an overview of some of them:

Cedar Point -  forms have been collected and our tickets are reserved! Please note that in order to be allowed to attend, all assignments must be handed in by Thursday, May 24th. If your student is not attending the Cedar Point trip, they should not report to school on May 25th.

Exams!

A summary is as follows:

Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8

5/21 - Foreign Language (spoken)

5/24 - Foreign Language (written)

5/21 - Algebra 1 (only certain students)

5/21 - Foreign Language (spoken)

5/24 - Foreign Language (written)

5/21 - Math

5/21 - Foreign Language (spoken)

5/22 - Science

5/24 - Foreign Language (written)

Final concerts for choir (⅞) and string (6/7/8) students are 5/17 and 5/22 respectively.

Homework Lab - Homework Lab will continue to be offered every day after school until May 31st (except for May 25th). This is an expanded offering from what was sent out at the very beginning of the school year.

Our final day of school, June 1st, is a half day. Students should be picked up at noon.

 

BYE BYE BIRDIE

On Friday, May 11, we have two shows--one at 2:15 and again at 7:00 pm. Students will remain on campus after school hours to prep for the evening show. We will feed them dinner.

At both performances, doors will open 30 minutes prior to curtain. We have an open seating policy. We ask that seats are not reserved ahead of doors opening. There are plenty of good places to view the performance in the house.

 

Culture Fest 2018

THANK YOU to the Lake Ridge Academy community! It was wonderful seeing so many members of our community enjoying the day. Because of your support and generosity, the Humanitarian Aid Society (HAS) will be able to send $3005.60 to Global Giving to assist families who are still recovering from the hurricanes last fall. THANK YOU!

 

2018 Summer Health Class

  • Information attached at the end of the weekly
  • All registration is done through the Summer Program
  • Program coordinator is Katherine Hatcher (hatcherk@lakeridgeacademy.org)

 

Reminder:  Quebec Trip Meeting

Remember that our Quebec Departure Meeting will take place before the MS Musical on Friday 11 May, at 5:45pm.  We will meet in the Exploratorium in the Kemper Science Building.  This will give me an opportunity to go over the packing list and any other final details with you prior to our departure.  The meeting will end by 6:30 so that you have plenty of time to head on over to Bettcher for the MS Musical event!

Jeanette Marks

440.327.1175 ext 9213

marksj@lakeridgeacademy.org

 

Lunch Program Update

Thank you to all the families that have ordered from the Lunch Program!  Did you know that the menus change weekly and there are several new ways to customize your child’s order.  See the flyer for ordering details.

Will you also spend a few minutes to send us some feedback?  Here is a link to a brief online survey: https://goo.gl/forms/yHC9OaUBGaLi95Ie2  We appreciate your feedback!  Please send any questions to: LRAlunchprogram@gmail.com.

Lunch_Program_Flyer.pdf

 

Birthday Surprise flyer

Locke House will bring to your child’s classroom a balloon bouquet and a birthday serenade.  Please fill out the attached flyer.

Locke_Birthday_Surprise_Flyer_1.pdf

 

 

 Track

The kids all put together really good performances at the Hawken Invitational.  They competed well, the worked as a team, they experienced firsthand the merits and benefits of hard work, and they had fun.  All the coaches enjoyed working with your son/daughter this season, and we are impressed with the growth and development the kids experienced.  These two teams helped continue the tradition of excellence that has been so much a part of the Middle School T&F program for many years.

On Monday, we will meet with the kids to go over the meet and the season.  At this time, we will collect uniforms. Please makes sure the uniforms are washed, folded, and returned to school on Monday.  Thank you for the opportunity to work with a great group of kids. –Your T&F Coaches

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by on in J | Parents Association
PA Monthly Meeting
We held our last PA Meeting of the year this morning, with a small but mighty group.
 
Volunteers Needed
The PA is seeking volunteers to serve as room parents for next year. A lot of slots are already filled (thank you, parents!). You can see the few remaining openings on our FB page. Thank you!
 
Gift Cards - May 18 deadline for this year's orders
Please consider purchasing gift cards from the PA for upcoming graduations, weddings, end-of-year teacher gifts (ask your teachers what gift cards they would like and then buy them from the PA!) etc. All profits from gift-card sales support teachers and students. Email clarenavratil@gmail.com to place  orders. Thank you! 
 
Fundraising Links
Giant Eagle - Apples to Students Program.  
Lake Ridge earns points for every purchase you make.  If you have not registered your card number, please click on this Giant Eagle Link and add Lake Ridge.  Lake Ridge ID no. is 2448.
 
PA Website
The PA website has links to purchase spiritwear, order lunches through the lunch program, as well as event registration. Please click on this PA Website link to access the site.
 
Have a great summer!
 

Important dates at a glance:

May 7 – 18: Advanced Placement Exams

May 15: All Sports Banquet

May 18: Prom. 11:40 dismissal.

May 25 – 31: US Exams

May 24: Senior/ Faculty Dinner

May 28: Memorial Day: No School

May 30: PA Senior Luncheon

May 31: US House Banquet

June 1: Last Day of School. Noon Dismissal.

June 2: Graduation

            12:30 pm: Graduates arrive

            2:00 pm: Ceremony

 

Help our students to finish the year successfully!

Every student benefits from the Annual Fund, and participation from all families in our community is key to finishing this academic year successfully. Tuition provides support through spring break after which point charitable gifts support our academic program. 

If you have not yet made a gift, please give here to ensure that participation in your child's class is strong. 

46% of families have already made a gift - thank you! 

With your help, our community will offer $330,000 to the school through the Annual Fund alone this year. Thank you for your gift!

 

AP Exam Information:

Click here for the AP Exam Schedule.

  • All exams will take place in the Quiet Study Room in the CRC.
  • For morning exams, arrive by 8:10 am. The examination process begins promptly at 8:15 am.
  • For afternoon exams, arrive by 11:45 am. The examination process begins promptly at 12:00 pm.
  • Bring two # 2 pencils and two pens, either blue or black ink.
  • For math and science exams, bring a calculator and extra batteries.
  • You may bring water in a container with a lid and a snack.
  • No phones are allowed in the examination room.
  • Students who have a Morning AP exam are excused from afternoon classes (lunch through 8th period) the day before the examination.
  • Students taking an afternoon AP exam are excused from morning classes and may report to school at examination time.
  • Studio art submissions will take place through Mrs. Ballou and Mr. Callaghan.

 

The Debra Filler O’Neill 2018 Scholarship

The LRA Parents Association once again is pleased to provide a $1,000.00 scholarship to a LRA senior in recognition of their outstanding service achievements.  Applications are available here or in the Upper School Office. Completed applications must include an essay of three hundred words or fewer; the application deadline is May 14, 2018. Essays should explain your active participation and contributions in the community and why they have been important to you. The recipient of the DFO Scholarship will be announced at the Senior Luncheon. 

Questions: please contact Lisa Gilles momgilles@yahoo.com or 440-3279084

 

Graduation DVD order- Due Monday, May 21

We have hired OSV Studios to record the 2018 LRA graduation ceremony. If you would like to order a DVD of this year's ceremony, please submit this order form (also available in the US office) with a payment of cash or check payable to Lake Ridge Academy to the Upper School Office by Monday, May 21

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Culture Fest 2018

THANK YOU to the Lake Ridge Academy community! It was wonderful seeing so many members of our community enjoying the day. Because of your support and generosity, the Humanitarian Aid Society (HAS) will be able to send $3005.60 to Global Giving to assist families who are still recovering from the hurricanes last fall. THANK YOU!

Upper School Prom, May 18, 2018: 11:40 am Early Dismissal; Prom from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Dante House will host the Upper School Prom at the Vosh Club, 1414 Riverside Dr., Lakewood, Ohio.  Please note that all LRA students is bringing a date from another school must complete a Dance Guest Pass, available here or in the US Office, and return it to Dr. Mozumdar prior to Prom date. All upper school students will be released from school at 11:40 am on prom day, Friday, May 18th.  All students are expected to attend the first four periods of classes on that day (a B day).  Students must be on campus until 11:40, even if they have free periods during that time.  We ask that all appointments (beauty salon, tux pick up, florist, etc.) be made after that time.

Prom begins at 7:00 p.m. and ends at 11:00 p.m.  All students need to arrive NO LATER THAN 7:30 p.m.  Once a student arrives, he/she may not leave until 10:30 p.m. At this time, students who wish to leave early may do so.  All students will leave by 11:00 p.m.  Please note that Ohio has restrictions as to when a teenage driver may drive after 1:00AM. We assume that, since prom ends at 11:00 p.m., this will not be a problem for any of our students.

NOTE: There is no Lake Ridge Academy sponsored after-Prom.

 

School of Fine Arts Student Reviews

As part of our School of Fine Art certificate program, students are required to present their work as Sophomores for review and as Seniors for their culminating body of work. This year we are fortunate enough to have 10 students presenting work in the next 6 weeks. Each of the Seniors were required to book their own venue and do all of their self promotion. Please view the attached schedule of the upcoming shows. We hope to see you there!

Performing Arts:

Seniors

   Ian Ashby (Jazz)

   Noah Kawaguchi (Jazz)

   Jessica Toncler (Strings)

   Elizabeth Coble (Concert Piano)

   Ally Hamer (Musical Theatre)

Sophomore

   Connie Tian

Visual Art: 

Seniors

   Samantha Ho (Mixed Media)

   Hana Baran (Fashion Design)

   Maddie Kuentz (Photography)

Sophomore

   Michelle Zhang

 

HONORS, CONGRATULATIONS & AWARDS:

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

Class of 2018 College Choices

Akbar, Humza The Ohio State University
Ashby, Ian Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Baran, Hana Kent State University
Bouzaher, Isabel Case Western Reserve University
Bramhall, Cole Haverford College
Chen, Jiexian "Jason" University of Connecticut
Chen, Yuxiang "Sky" University of Massachusetts, Boston
Coble, Elizabeth University of Chicago
Cromling, Jarrett The University of the Arts
Denihan, Fiona Concordia University - Portland
Dhillon, Nanak Case Western Reserve University
Esch, Abby Boston University
Freeman, Sarah Rochester Institute of Technology
Garbinski, Halle New York University
Gwinnell, Benjamin University of Rochester
Hamer, Allison Millikin University
Harrison, Michaela Mount St. Mary's University
Ho, Samantha Maryland Institute College of Art
Hryshko, Christina Johnson & Wales University (Charlotte)
Jacobs, Travis University of Cincinnati
Kawaguchi, Noah Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Krislov, Eve Brandeis University
Kuentz, Madeline Denison University
Lakkaraju, Riya Emory University
LeRoy, Bryce University of Cincinnati
Li, Yangqing "Gabrielle" Wellesley College
Liang, Kening "Lexi" Pennsylvania State University - Abington
Lin, Zhiyi  "Hannah" Lander University
Liu, Andy University of California, San Diego
Liu, Yiming "Bruce" Saint Louis University
Mahboob, Maihan The Ohio State University
Mayberry, Sydney Walsh University
Nusbaum, Emily University of Maryland, College Park
Ortiz, Dionisia John Carroll University
Prabhakaran, Anjali The Ohio State University
Ren, Bingcen "Max" The George Washington University
Rengel, Kailee University of Kentucky
Roach, Michael Jacob Trine University
Ruggles, Alyssa Xavier University
Shover, Eli University of Cincinnati
Smith, Brian Marietta College
Spencer, Jordyn Canisius College
Stachowiak, Eric University of Cincinnati
Sweeterman, Lily University of Dayton
Toncler, Jessica Lawrence University
Waltz, Christopher The University of Findlay
Whittaker, Jada Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences
Xue, Huaiyu Pennsylvania State University - Abington
Yoo, Anna Therese Colgate University
Zhang, Shengwei Pennsylvania State University - Abington

ALTHLETICS

All Sports Banquet: May 15, 6:00 pm

Remember to RSVP to the May 17th All Sports Banquet by May 9th. Email Director of Athletics Peter Eckendorf at eckendorfp@lakeridgeacademy.org with the following information:

Athlete(s) Name

Number of Adults

Number of Siblings attending

Also remember there is a nominal $5 charge for each adult and a $2 donation requested for non-sports rostered siblings. Contact the Athletic Department with any further questions

 

COLLEGE COUNSELING INFORMATION:

 

Click here to access Naviance Student

  

SAT Test Dates

LRA School Code: 363857

Note that Late Registration may be an increased fee. Deadlines expire @ 11:59 pm ES

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the SAT

 

SAT Test Date SAT Registration Deadline SAT Scores Available
May 5, 2018 Apr. 6, 2018 May 18, 2018
June 2, 2018 May 3, 2018 Jul. 11, 2018

 

ACT Test Dates

LRA School Code: 363857

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the ACT

ACT Test Date ACT Registration Deadline ACT Scores Available
June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018 Jun. 19, 2018
July 14, 2018 Jun. 15, 2018 Jul. 24, 2018
     

 

ACT & SAT Test Prep information

Free test prep course & practice tests:

You can use a library card to access free electronic ACT, SAT, & AP test prep.  Ask your local library if they subscribe to the electronic resource Learning Express Library, and how to use it. Includes test prep material and practice tests. Often times libraries host practice tests.

ACT Prep Material from ACT:

ACT Resources

 

Scholarship Information:

City Property Management HOA Scholarship

The City Property Management HOA Service Scholarship of $1,000 is available to any High School senior nationwide! Deadline to apply id July 31, 2018.

http://cityproperty.com/phoenix#scholarship-link

   

Fastweb

Create a profile with Fastweb and get matched with scholarship opportunities!

Fastweb

 

Off Campus College Information Sessions:

WHAT: Exploring College Options: Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn, Stanford

WHEN: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

WHERE: Cleveland Airport Marriott

Click here for more information

  

 

College Programs & Opportunities for High Schoolers:

WHAT: Lorain County Chamber Leadership Academy Summer Program

This weeklong, comprehensive program is designed to bring awareness to young people, challenging them to become engaged citizens and preparing them to serve in leadership roles within the community. This can be a life changing week for students and is an excellent addition to their resume!

WHEN: July 16-20, 2018

Click here for more information!

Click here to register.  

 

WHAT: Sarah Lawrence College Summer Programs

Sarah Lawrence offers a variety of summer programs for rising 10th-12th graders, from writing and film to technology!

Click here for more information

 

WHAT: John Carroll University Young Writers Workshop (YWW)

A week-long summer camp at John Carroll University, now offering both day and residential options, where students from anywhere can experience and learn inspiring and rigorous creative writing!

WHEN: July 30 to August 3, 2018.

Deadline to Apply: May 30

Click here for more information

Click here to apply

 

WHAT: University of Dayton Summer Programs

Click here to see the variety of programs in engineering, entrepreneurship, and leadership offered by The University of Dayton this summer!

WHAT: Engineer the Future at The University of Dayton!

Click here to read more about UDs engineering programs

 

WHAT: Sweet Briar College’s EXPLORE

A series of immersive pre-college, residential events for high school sophomore, junior and senior girls. Weekend events for various disciplines are offered in the fall and spring, and a weeklong for-credit engineering course is offered in the summer.

WHEN: April 21-22, 2018, Explore Environmental Science Weekend

          July 29 – August 3, 2018, Summer Explore Engineering Design Course

WHERE: Sweet Briar College

http://sbc.edu/explore/

 

WHAT: Sweet Briar College Summer Riding Clinic

Interested in collegiate riding at Sweet Briar College? Come join us this summer for a clinic! Sweet Briar College offers three-day summer riding clinics for rising juniors and seniors in high school who ride at an intermediate or advanced level. Students will improve horsemanship while learning how to set competitive goals as part of a team experience. Portions of mounted sessions are videotaped for review with instructors.

WHEN: June 8-10 and June 22-24. The clinics will fill on first come first serve basis. Must be received by 5-15-18

If you are interested contact IHSA Coach Lizzie Fisch for more information! (lfisch@sbc.edu)

Event registration

 

Selective Service:

Registration with Selective Service is required by law for young men turning 18. You must register in order to be eligible for federal student financial aid. Penalties for failing to register can include fines and/or imprisonment. Register online at www.sss.gov

LS Letter to Parents - 04 May 2018

Artwork by Jack, Class of 2025

GRANDFRIENDS’ DAY
We are looking forward to Grandfriends’ Day on Friday, May 11, starting at 12:30 p.m. Any grandparent or other adult who is an important part of your child’s life is welcome to come and enjoy this special event. The afternoon will begin in the Bettcher Convocation Center as we gather for a brief welcome and light refreshments. Specialist teachers will then help visitors find their way to the Lower School for a visit with students and a glimpse of classroom life. After that we will make our way back to Bettcher to enjoy a special presentation of the Middle School musical Bye Bye Birdie. Please RSVP to your child’s teacher with dismissal plans for the day. If we receive permission from you, your child may leave with his or her grandfriends.

CULTURE FEST 2018
THANK YOU to the Lake Ridge Academy community! It was wonderful seeing so many members of our community enjoying the day. Because of your support and generosity, the Humanitarian Aid Society (HAS) will be able to send $3005.60 to Global Giving to assist families who are still recovering from the hurricanes last fall.

2018 SUMMER PROGRAMS CATALOG
Our Summer Programs run June 11-July 20 and are open to all area students in grades K-12. We have a camp to match every child's interest, including the arts, engineering and technology, athletics, outdoor exploration, academics and our ever-popular Discovery Camp for our youngest students (K-4) to explore a new theme each week!

A printed catalog has been mailed to your home. You can also view the catalog on-line at https://www.lakeridgeacademy.org/our-school/summer-programs. Register soon to reserve your child's spot!

2018 SUMMER SKILLS BASKETBALL CAMP
Sign up now for the Summer Skills Basketball Camp coming in June. Girls and boys of all skill levels entering grades 1-9 next year are welcome. CLICK HERE for information.

ANNUAL FUND
Help our students to finish the year successfully!

Every student benefits from the Annual Fund, and participation from all families in our community is key to finishing this academic year successfully. Tuition provides support through spring break after which point charitable gifts support our academic program.  If you have not yet made a gift, please give here to ensure that participation in your child's class is strong. 

46% of families have already made a gift - thank you! With your help, our community will offer $330,000 to the school through the Annual Fund alone this year. Thank you for your gift!

 
AUCTION GALA 2018 - 2018 Auction Committee
Dear Lake Ridge Academy Parents:
November 17, 2018, may seem like a long way away, but not for the Auction Gala 2018 Committee! We are starting early and would love to have you join our team! Being a part of the Auction Committee is a great way to meet new people, volunteer for Lake Ridge Academy and share your talents. If you've never helped with a gala event, no worries -- there is something for everyone. Here are some things we need help with: Procuring items and experiences (HUGE!), contacting other LRA parents who may have unique items, services or experiences to donate, wrapping Auction baskets, securing sponsorships and ads for our program, selling 50/50 raffle tickets at school events, help in organizing our pre-Auction event, attending Auction meetings, and various tasks along the way (i.e, cutting, proofreading, picking up donations at vendors, etc.). Please feel free to reach out to Leannie McAllister at auction@lakeridgeacademy.org with any questions. See you soon!

All good things.

Katherine Y. Hatcher
Director of Lower School

UPCOMING EVENTS
5/9 Grade 4 Trip
5/10 Grade 3 Trip
5/11 Grandfriends’ Day
5/14 Grade 1 Trip
5/15 Grade 4 Trip
5/22 All-School String Concert
5/24 Grade 4 Reenactment (rain date 5/29)
5/25 Grade 2 Poetry Performance/Portfolio Sharing (2 pm BCC)
5/28 NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)
5/29 Kindergarten Trip
5/30 Kindergarten Celebration (2 pm Kiva)
5/31 Lower School Move-Up Day & Picnic
6/1 Last Day of School
Lower School Assembly (10:30 am)
NOON DISMISSAL

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
French News
2018 Summer Skills Basketball Camp

Friday, May 4, 2018

Parent Memo

 

Important Upcoming Dates:

Fri May 11                             MS Musical – Bye Bye Birdie-2:15 & 7 pm – BCC

Tue May 15                            MS/US Athletics Year End Banquet – 6 pm – BCC

Thu May 17                           MS/US Mayfaire Choral Concert – 7:30 p.m. – BCC

Tue May 22                            Grades 4-12 Strings Concert – 7 p.m. – BCC

Thu May 24                           MS/US End of 4th Quarter

Fri May 25                             MS Cedar Point Trip

Sat May 26                             8th Grade Quebec Departure – 9 p.m. - CRC

 

Directors Notes

Part of the Middle School’s philosophy of education is giving students an education and experiences in a broad range of disciplines. This coming week, the Middle School’s theater curriculum literally takes center stage. Running parallel to education in the theater arts, the Middle School Musical is a fantastic vehicle to build our community by working as an entire student body to mount a production. We hope you can join us at one of our performances on Friday, May 11 at 2:15 and 7:00.

The track team winds down their winning season on Thursday, May 10th with a final track meet at Hawken. The team is fresh off a boys’ and girls’ victory at the May 3rd track meet.

Finally, individuals more familiar with Cedar Point than I have pointed out that the form sent last week that carried the suggestion that $20 was sufficient for food, drinks, snacks, and games is misguided. I’ve updated the form to suggest that $30-$40 would be a better price point to allow your growing teenager to sate their voracious appetite at Cedar Point’s inflated and near-criminal prices. Forms are due on May 11th and are again attached to this email.

Have a wonderful weekend!

2018_Cedar_Point_Trip_Guidelines.pdf

2018_Cedar_Point_Trip_Order_Form.pdf

 

BYE BYE BIRDIE- One Week

Rehearsals will be after school Monday, May 7, Tuesday, May 8th, and Wednesday, May 9th until 5:30. We will end promptly at 5:30. You may pick up your child from BCC at that time on those days. In order to work free from any distractions, these rehearsals are closed to the public.

On Friday, May 11, we have two shows--one at 2:15 and again at 7:00 pm. Students will remain on campus after school hours to prep for the evening show. We will feed them dinner.

At both performances, doors will open 30 minutes prior to curtain. We have an open seating policy. We ask that seats are not reserved ahead of doors opening. There are plenty of good places to view the performance in the house.

Your cast member has received his/her costume and should have the corresponding pieces they need here at school for our dress rehearsals next week. Ask your child what they may need, as it is dependent upon what they are given from the school costume stock.

Lastly, if you’d like to order a shirt for the production, follow the link below.

https://www.agpeservices.com/estore/bigfrogavon/Lake%20Ridge%20Academy

 

Culture Fest 2018

THANK YOU to the Lake Ridge Academy community! It was wonderful seeing so many members of our community enjoying the day. Because of your support and generosity, the Humanitarian Aid Society (HAS) will be able to send $3005.60 to Global Giving to assist families who are still recovering from the hurricanes last fall. THANK YOU!

 

Student Spotlight – Tyler Young

On Sunday, April 29, Tyler Young was inducted into the Eagle Court of Honor (official jargon for earning his Eagle Scout).  Earing Eagle Scout is a huge accomplishment and very difficult.  What is most impressive is his age (8th grade) and how quickly he earned this distinction.  Many kids are well into their upper school years before earning Eagle Scout; many never get it at all.  Along the way, Tyler earned 40 different merit badges, and he notes that the cooking badge was the toughest to earn.  In the attached photo you will find all the LRA-affiliated attendees.  From left to right: Peter Gilles (Eagle Scout and Assistant Middle School Cross Country and Track & Field Coach); Andrew Young, ’25; Tyler Young, ’22; Patrick Smith (Upper School Science Faculty and Head Middle School Cross Country and Track & Field Coach), and Ren Gleason, ’22.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Summer Health Class

  • Information attached at the end of the weekly
  • All registration is done through the Summer Program
  • Program coordinator is Katherine Hatcher (hatcherk@lakeridgeacademy.org)

 

Annual Fund

Help our students to finish the year successfully!

Every student benefits from the Annual Fund, and participation from all families in our community is key to finishing this academic year successfully. Tuition provides support through spring break after which point charitable gifts support our academic program. If you have not yet made a gift, please give here to ensure that participation in your child's class is strong. 

46% of families have already made a gift - thank you! 

With your help, our community will offer $330,000 to the school through the Annual Fund alone this year. 

Each class is close to reaching 100% Annual Fund Participation with the 7th-grade families in the lead! Help your class get there today! Every gift matters and every gift has an immediate impact on the students and faculty of Lake Ridge Academy.

 There are several ways to make your Annual Fund gift:

  1. You can do it online
  2. You can contact Leannie McAllister at 440.387.5381
  3. You can mail a check (payable to Lake Ridge Academy).
  4. You can drop your gift off with Sue McDonald or stop by the development office. 

Thank you!

 

Reminder:  Quebec Trip Paperwork

Remember that our Quebec Departure Meeting will take place before the MS Musical on Friday 11 May, at 5:45pm.  We will meet in the Exploratorium in the Kemper Science Building.  This will give me an opportunity to go over the packing list and any other final details with you prior to our departure.  The meeting will end by 6:30 so that you have plenty of time to head on over to Bettcher for the MS Musical event!

Jeanette Marks

440.327.1175 ext 9213

marksj@lakeridgeacademy.org

 

Lunch Program Update

Thank you to all the families that have ordered from the Lunch Program!  Did you know that the menus change weekly and there are several new ways to customize your child’s order.  See the flyer for ordering details.

Will you also spend a few minutes to send us some feedback?  Here is a link to a brief online survey: https://goo.gl/forms/yHC9OaUBGaLi95Ie2  We appreciate your feedback!  Please send any questions to: LRAlunchprogram@gmail.com.

Lunch_Program_Flyer.pdf

 

Fun(d) Lunch

 Our next lunch will be hosted by the faculty on May 16th.  It will be Chic fil-A. The cost is $8.00. 

Fund_Lunch_Form_2017.pdf

 

 Birthday Surprise flyer

 Locke House will bring to your child’s classroom a balloon bouquet and a birthday serenade.  Please fill out the attached flyer.

Locke_Birthday_Surprise_Flyer_1.pdf

 

MS Sports

 Track:

5/10 @ Hawken, 12 pm start (early dismissal) at Hawken’s Gates Mills campus (12465 County Line Rd., Gates Mills, Oh 44040)

 

 

 

Lake Ridge Academy

MS Track Schedule

2017-2018

 

DATE TIME OPPONENT LOCATION
4/11/18 4:30 pm @ Tri w/Strongsville & Hillside @ Strongsville MS
4/17/18 4:00 pm Tri w/ Open Door & Laurel Lake Ridge Academy
4/25/18 4:00 pm Old Trail Lake Ridge Academy
5/3/18 4:00 pm @ Quad w/Old Trail, Open Door, & Laurel @ Our Lady of the Elms Athletic Complex
5/10/18 12:00 pm @ Hawken @ Hawken US

 

 

 

 

Posted by on in J | Parents Association
PA Monthly Meeting
Join the PA for our monthly meeting at 8:30am on Friday, May 11th in Heusinger House. We invite all parents to bring their concerns and suggestions for discussion. This is our final meeting for this school year. Thank you! 
 
Volunteers Needed
The PA is seeking volunteers to serve as room parents for next year. A lot of slots are already filled (thank you, parents!). You can see the few remaining openings on our FB page. Thank you!
 
Gift Cards
Please consider purchasing gift cards from the PA for upcoming graduations, weddings, end-of-year teacher gifts (ask your teachers what gift cards they would like and then buy them from the PA!) etc. All profits from gift-card sales support teachers and students. E-mail clarenavratil@gmail.com to place  orders. Thank you!