Important dates at a glance:
April 18: Sophomore & Junior Jesuit College Fair
April 19: Sophomore & Parent College Info Night
April 21: Culture Fest
April 27: Fine Arts Fest
COLLEGE NIGHT FOR SOPHOMORES AND PARENTS
What: An informal evening with Mr. Keeon Gregory, Director of College Counseling, to "begin the race" toward the college application and admission process
Who: Sophomores and parents of sophomores
When: Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Bettcher Convocation Center
UPCOMING EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS:
Culture Fest 2018: April 21st 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Culture Fest 2018 is Saturday April 21st from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm in the Bettcher Convocation Center. Culture Fest is open to all! Admission is free; food and merchandise is sold throughout the marketplace.
All proceeds from Culture Fest will be donated by the Humanitarian Aid Society to Global Giving with a focus on victims of natural disasters, particularly hurricane victims from last fall who are still recovering. Please visit the website listed for more information: www.globalgiving.org
This year’s entertainment will include our Lower School Indian Dancers (coached by Bunsi Chapadia ‘19), Upper School Irish Dancer (Laila Haidar ‘19), Upper School Korean Pop dancers (Emily Wang ‘19, Jodie Deng ‘19, Lely Liu ‘19, Andrea Cui ‘20, Sarah Zhou ‘19, Judy Zhu ‘21, Jessi Shi ‘20, Rachael Xu ‘20, and Kissum Yu ‘19), a traditional Chinese dance (Cecily He ’19), two different Indian dance teams from Case Western Reserve University performing Bhangra and Raas (includes alumnus Vidhi Mendpara ’17), Greek Dancing, and a modern African dance group, and a return of the popular Culture Club Fashion Show! There will also be opportunities for face painting, Chinese calligraphy, and mehndi (henna).
If you have any questions about Culture Fest, please contact Mrs. Margot Calcut, ext 9254.
We’re looking forward to seeing you!
Club Med and HAS Blood Drive: April 20 & 21
The American Red Cross is working with Club Med and HAS in the Upper School to host a blood drive on F day Friday, April 20th and Saturday, April 21st. The Friday drive will take place in the Exploratorium from 11:30am-4:30pm. This drive is geared more towards students and faculty members, but feel free to come donate on either day! On the Saturday of Culture Fest (April 21st), the Red Cross will have a donation truck in the parking lot across from Bettcher from 11:00am-4:00pm.
Blood donation is one of the easiest ways to directly impact or save a person's life, and the American Red Cross emphasizes a constant need for blood donors. As a community we have come together countless times to give back, so I urge everyone to come together once again and consider becoming a donor!
If you are interested in becoming a donor, here is some more information:
While the Red Cross takes a limited amount of walk-ins, they suggest that interested donors make a donation appointment at a preferred time, so that the donation process does not conflict with anyone's schedule. For example, if students are planning to donate on Friday, they should schedule an appointment during a free, lunch, or after school. Donors must be at least 16 years old and meet both a height and a weight requirement. You can visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/students/sixteen to make sure you are eligible to donate. Donors 17 and older do not require parental consent, but donors under 17 should get a consent form from myself or Mrs. Butchko in the US office. If you are coming to donate, please bring a form of identification with you such as a student or faculty ID. Licenses will work as well.
Snacks will be provided for donors after their donation!
If you would like to donate you can use the code "LRA" to access the appointment schedule on the Red Cross website and register, or CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment.
If you have any questions please let me know or visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood .
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!
Ian Ashby (Jazz)
Noah Kawaguchi (Jazz)
Jessica Toncler (Strings)
Elizabeth Coble (Concert Piano)
Ally Hamer (Musical Theatre)
Samantha Ho (Mixed Media)
Hana Baran (Fashion Design)
Maddie Kuentz (Photography)
How does the PA raise funds?
Gift cards, Box Tops, Lunch Program, Holiday Craft Workshop, Easter Seals Collection, Auction Helpers, Rock Pile, Heinen's Tasteful Rewards, Giant Eagle Apples for Students.
How will the PA help the school this Spring?
Faculty Appreciation Breakfast, Educational Grants, US Graduation Flowers, Senior Luncheon, Middle School Dinner, Moving Up Picnic.
The PA has funded some big ticket items this year, such as the MS Laptop Project $7,000 and the Navratil Fab Lab Engineering Lab Supplies $5,000. The funds the PA raises help students, faculty and staff! We do great things with our fundraising dollars. Please consider supporting the PA this Spring.
Order weekly and due by 10:00 a.m. Saturday. Check out the new menu items. Every order supports the PA.
NEW: PayPal now accepted. We have many gift cards available for all things Spring! Think Spring Break - Dave & Busters, Disney, fast food for road trips, AMC and Regal, airlines, Hotels.com, Brandywine/Boston Mills, GetGo gas, Speedway, Shell. Think Easter - Honey Baked Ham $50. Malley's $10. Heinen's $25 and $100. Giant Eagle $25 and $100. JCPenney, Macy's, Dillard's and more for Easter bonnets. Does your Upper School student go out for lunch? We have McDonald's, Arby's, DQ, Panera, Subway and many more. Many are $10 denominations. Consider a regular gift card order. Every gift card order supports the PA.
All school divisions - Please send in your BoxTops neatly trimmed (if possible) into school in an envelope or baggie. We will receive $.10 per BoxTop collected (Contest in the Middle School). Please send in through the end of the school year.
Easter Seals Collection (in Heusinger House):
We will be collecting your household and clothing items beginning on Tuesday, April 17 for three days. Clothing, smaller rugs, old fabrics, shoes, accessories, kitchen items, books, toys accepted. No furniture, appliances, or large electronics accepted.
The Rock Pile:
Fundraising that Rocks!! • The Rock Pile in Avon is a local garden center, landscape material supplier and wild bird feed center that donates back to Lake Ridge Academy. • Shop at the Rock Pile and mention Lake Ridge Academy, 5% of the sale will be donated back to Lake Ridge • No exceptions or limitations! Whether its fertilizer, mulch, plants, birding supplies, firewood, propane or much more, Rock Pile has what you need so why shop anywhere else The Rock Pile, 900 Nagel Rd, Avon, OH 44011 (440) 937-5100.
Giant Eagle Apples for Students:
Register here: https://www.gianteagle.com/Save/Education-- Community-Enrichment-/Apples-for-the-Students/ • School Code: 2448 • Supporters will register their Giant Eagle Advantage Card, and Lake Ridge Academy will receive cash awards from Giant Eagle.
All Sports Banquet: May 15, 6:00 pm
Parents of MS & US Athletes,
I'd like to invite you to this year's All Sports Banquet. After a successful school year of contests, this night is a chance to get together with teammates and fellow parents and celebrate the accomplishments of our athletes.
The program will include a highlight film from this year and conference, OHSAA, and departmental awards. Light dinner will be included at the beginning of the evening. In order to help offset the cost of the food, just as we did last year, we are asking that parents pay $5 each at the door and are asking for a $3 donation per sibling. Athletes who were on rosters are free to attend. We are also asking that if you are able to bring a desert, that you do so.
See the full information below:
What: All Sports Awards Banquet
When: May 15, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm
Where: Rob Hall
Who: Student-Athletes, their families, and coaches
Include in the RSVP:
-total number attending
-will you be bringing a desert?
Sideline Store 15% off!
If you haven't had a chance to check out the new apparel on our Sideline Store, here's another offer to consider. Use the code SPRING18 and get 15% off orders of $85. Great selection of items and logos. Check it out!
COLLEGE COUNSELING INFORMATION:
Jesuit College Fair Hosted at Lake Ridge Academy!
On Wednesday, April 18th from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm, all juniors, sophomores and parents of juniors and sophomores are invited to attend the Jesuit Excellence College Fair hosted by Lake Ridge Academy. Representatives from the following schools will be on campus to provide information and answer questions!
John Carroll University
Le Moyne College
Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University Maryland
Loyola University New Orleans
Saint Louis University
St. Joseph's University
University of Detroit Mercy
University of San Francisco
University of Scranton
Wheeling Jesuit University
WHAT: NACAC National College Fair! Free & Open to the public. Connect with hundreds of colleges and universities.
WHEN: April 22, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
WHERE: Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
Click here to register!
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
|April 14, 2018
||Mar. 9, 2018
||Apr. 24, 2018
|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:
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.
Three Arts Club of Lakewood Scholarship Grants
The Three Arts Club of Lakewood offers grants to graduating seniors who demonstrate talent in music and drama.
Click here for more information and the application!
Check out new scholarships for March at Unigo!
Create a profile with Fastweb and get matched with scholarship opportunities!
$10,000 Scholarship Challenge. All Seniors encouraged to APPLY!
Click here for more information!
Off Campus College Information Sessions:
WHAT: Case Western Reserve University Spring Open House
WHEN: March 30, April 6, 13, & 20
Click here for more information
WHAT: Bucknell University Open House
WHEN: Saturday, April 14, 2018
WHAT: Johns Hopkins University
WHEN: April 29, 3:00 pm
WHERE: Hathaway Brown School
College Programs for High Schoolers:
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.
Click here for more information
Click here to apply
WHAT: Miami University Summer Scholars Program
WHEN: July 1 - July 13, 2018 & July 15 – July 27, 2018
Deadline to apply is May 1, 2018
Click here for more information
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
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! (email@example.com)
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