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Fundraiser details

December 23, 2021
By LPA staff

As a reminder of the opportunity, here is a brief recap from the families meeting on Dec. 20, 2021.

·       Since March, the goal has been to acquire and renovate the former YMCA and then Cotton Hall event center across the street.

·       Praise God, those properties have already been purchased and rezoned for Lake Pointe purposes.  

·       Renovation for academy uses and government codes for school, activities, and athletics more than double the property costs.

·        $800,000 was the spring fundraising challenge set by the board for families to help to raise a portion of the overall cost.

·       $270,000 was raised through November. Earlier this month, after comparing construction costs with the amount left to raise, the board reached out to families and faculty to share how essential completing the original $800,000 fundraising goal is to finishing the campus. 

·       Rather than to overly-leverage the properties in too large of a mortgage, the board is likely to cut out sizeable parts of the renovations, and to be content with what can be accomplished now. This would certainly reduce usable space and growth potential on the second story in the YMCA, as well as improvements in the Cotton Hall.

·       The $530,000 year-end push to complete the $800,000 goal for families will not cover the cost for renovation. It is a share of the overall cost, that will also be offset with profits from the sale of the existing campus and a conservative mortgage on new campus properties.

                                 Click this link to watch last week’s video

                                    Click this link to donate online through “Go Fund Me”

      https://www.gofundme.com/f/Lake-Pointe-Academy-Vision-2021?qid=8d19f94c5bbe9795f06a1ac67d91f39e

 

The Details    From the families meeting

The need

    We discussed in April the need to raise $800,000. 

    To date, we have raised $270,000. 

    Without raising a minimum of this additional $530,000, we have to make significant changes to the project which will ultimately add more cost for engineering, re-design and the future build out costs.

    That amount of money is necessary to fully renovate and expand the usable space in the former YMCA, especially upstairs.

 

The plan

Any funds or commitments received by end of this month will help the board with tough financial decisions. Either we receive additional funding to hold to the renovation plan or else prudence dictates that the board cut areas to stay within our means, and to be content with that. To be clear, the areas to be trimmed are those that we cannot simply come back in a year or two to add. For example, one important area is structural support for an expanded second level for space needs in the near future.

 

The deadline

The donation deadline is 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 29, 2021.

 

The families’ plan

After the presentation, some of the parents realized the urgency, the opportunity, and the benefits, and they quickly discussed how we can break down this need into manageable commitments.  We are asking that each family consider what they can commit to, whether it is a tax-deductible donation before end-of-year 2021, or a three-year commitment of monthly or quarterly donations.

 

The Breakdown

 Last night, family representatives suggested the following to accomplish the goal of more fully building-out the former YMCA

 

120 Families giving $4,417 each, in one lump-sum check, yields $530,000 before end of year to move forward with the campus plan as designed.

OR

In lieu of a single one-time gift, a commitment of $122.70 monthly or $368.08 four times per year for three years accomplishes similar results. These would need to be firm commitments, not just “if the money becomes available.”

Of course, any donations and all commitment forms are helpful and appreciated, and all donations to the campus fund are tax-deductible, since LPA is a 501(c)3 ministry.

We understand that some families may be able to commit much more than what is shown below, while others cannot even commit to these numbers. 

 

The Action Step

We ask that each of you pray as a family and reach out directly to Louis Lemmon or Karen Applegate prior to end-of-year, via email, to advise of your commitment (check or three year commitment). Encourage extended family members or others who you believe would want to support LPA's ministry to do the same.

    Reply to this e-mail at Mailbox@LakePointeAcademy.org

    Contact Louis Lemmon at Louis.Lemmon@LakePointeAcademy.org

    Reach Karen Applegate at Karen.Applegate@LakePointeAcademy.org

11th grade PSAT Fall 2021

July 28, 2021
By LPA staff

11th grade PSAT standardized testing        Sat., Oct., 16, 2021. 

For: All Juniors                                 posted by Mrs. Applegate       July 28, 2021

                                                                                             

Lake Pointe will be administering the PSAT/NMSQT on Saturday, October, 16, 2021. 

This is an optional test.

This is the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

To registration, respond to this email by August 13, 2021.

 

Who – Lake Pointe Academy juniors (full and part time students are eligible)

What – PSAT/NMSQT

When – Saturday, October, 16, 2021

              Start time  8;30 a.m.

              End time   about 12;20 p.m.

Where – Lake Pointe Academy – Hands Mill Highway

Price - $25.00

 

This test is for juniors only.  Lake Pointe will host the PSAT for 10th grade students in the spring.

Please respond to this email by August, 13, 2021.

I would appreciate knowing if your student will or will not be sitting for the test. 

The tests will be ordered the middle of August.

I will be sending out additional emails with more testing specifics to participants as we approach the test date.

If you have any questions, please contact me via email or phone.

Thank you,

For those of you who wish more information on the PSAT/NMSQT:

There are four major reasons for taking the PSAT/NMSQT

It gives the student a realistic test-taking experience prior to sitting for the SAT.

It is an early indicator of strengths and weaknesses, which is useful for reaching your SAT goals.

It gives students a sense of how they would score on the SAT

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation uses the junior year PSAT/NMSQT scores to select candidates for their prestigious Merit Scholarship awards.

The PSAT/NMSQT is primarily a practice test.  It mirrors the SAT.  It is not required for college entrance, therefore, not all students choose to sit for it.  Many students, especially if they have taken the PSAT 10 in the spring of their 10th grade, choose to forgo the PSAT/NMSQT and start taking the SAT or ACT in the fall of their junior year.

The fourth reason deals with the National Merit Scholarship.

Sitting for the PSAT/NMSQT in the fall of a student’s junior year is required to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship.

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an annual academic competition in which high school students compete for college scholarships and recognition.  Winning a National Merit Scholarship is a fairly difficult undertaking. Each year, the NMSC screens approximately 1.5 million qualifying entrants. Of those entrants, only about 16,000 students will be named Semifinalists based on their PSAT scores and other achievements. In order to qualify, students must score in the top 1% of test takers in their state.

There are three different types of Merit Scholarship Awards:

National Merit $2,500 Awards provide a single payment of $2,500 towards the student’s first year of college.

Corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarships are awarded to students who meet criteria specified by a corporate sponsor. These awards can range from $2,500 to $5,000 for a single payment and $1,000 to $10,000 for renewable awards.

College-sponsored Merit Scholarships are provided to Finalists who attend the college that is sponsoring the award. The monetary value varies by college.  

There is more specific information concerning the types of questions on the test, practice test questions, as well as more specific information concerning the National Merit Scholarship at

Collegeboard.org.

 

Summer 2021 Student Life Schedule

June 29, 2021
By LPA staff

Secondary Student Life

Summer social schedule 2021

We have new student events and all-student events this July. The new student events are designed for new students to meet each other and to meet some of the staff, and some leaders. You are invited to join in on any or all of these events you want to (all events will be on the four Mondays in July). Check below for details.

                              Questions? Contact Mr. Chris Miller
                                                   Chris.Miller@LakePointeAcademy.org

 

Monday     July 5     NEW STUDENT/PARENT DINNER

WHO? 
7-12th grade new students and parents are invited. We ask if you have younger siblings (younger than secondary age) that you find a baby sitter for this night.

WHAT?
We will be having Taco Tuesday but on a Monday! Come and enjoy a free meal and great company. After dinner we will take students to another room for some icebreaker games and general “get-to-know-each-other” activities. We want you to have some knowledge of each other and the student leaders to make your transition into the secondary side of Lake Pointe Academy as smooth as possible for you.

WHEN? 
Monday, July 5th from 6 pm until 8 pm.

WHERE? 
Lake Pointe Academy multi-purpose room (3168 Hands Mill hwy, Rock Hill SC 29745). The venue for this may change and I will send details out at a later time if this happens. 

 

Monday,  July 12      SECOND, BOWLING AND SHAVED ICE

WHO? 
7th-12th new students are invited to come bowling. Parents are invited to Pelicans.

WHAT? 
We will bowl a game at Lake Wylie Bowl N Bounce. Bring about $20 for a game of bowling and some Pelicans (shaved ice) afterwards. After we bowl a game at Lake Wylie Bowl N Bounce, we will drive to Pelicans in Lake Wylie for some shaved ice.

WHEN? 
Monday, July 12th from 1 pm until 3 pm. Bowling will take place from 1-2 and then we will drive to Pelicans. Parents can pick students up at 2 to join us all at Pelicans.

WHERE? 
Drop your students off at Lake Wylie Bowl N Bounce (4034 Charlotte Hwy Lake Wylie, SC 29710) at 1. Pick up your students at 2 at the Bowl N Bounce to meet us at Pelicans (5400 State Hwy 55 Lake Wylie, SC 29710)

 

Monday, July 19th      MOVIE DAY

WHO? 
All 7th through 12th grade LPA secondary students are invited to come! Only LPA students are allowed to come, please do not invite friends who are not enrolled at LPA.

WHAT? 
We will have candy, popcorn, and drinks and a good movie to watch (Kung Fu Panda). There will be a little bit of time before and after the movie to meet and converse with each other. 

WHEN? 
Monday, July 19th from 2 pm until 4 pm.

WHERE? 
Lake Pointe Academy multi purpose room (3168 Hands Mill hwy, Rock Hill SC 29745).

 

Monday, July 26      SPORTS DAY

WHO? 
7th-12th new students are invited to come bowling. Only LPA students are allowed to come, please do not invite friends who are not enrolled at LPA.

WHAT? 
We will be outside (waters provided). We will have soccer nets, a volleyball net, spike ball, and gaga ball (to name a few) set up in the field. This will be a time for students to socialize and even compete against and with one another.

WHEN? 
Monday,
July 26th from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm.

WHERE? 
Lake Pointe Academy (3168 Hands Mill hwy, Rock Hill SC 29745).

January 2021 Secondary Retreat

December 04, 2020
By LPA staff

Here are details for the upcoming January winter retreat.

Please take time to read through the details including the attachments.
Registration will be due by Tuesday, December 15th.

ANNUAL SECONDARY WINTER RETREAT

Who
All 7th – 12th grade students are invited to come the first and second day. The second overnight is a special time designed for just the 11th and 12th graders.

What
The winter retreat is an overnight retreat where students will enjoy fellowship, games/activities, music, food, and intentional times of learning from God’s word (via speakers and/or student leader led small groups). There will be a special junior-senior session the second night Wednesday, Jan. 6 where seniors will be invited to speak messages of encouragement over the rising senior class (juniors). We will then have the juniors pray over the seniors and express thankfulness to God for His work and the evidences of His grace in their lives. For more basic info on winter retreat, see our “Winter Retreat FAQ” document attached to this email.

When
The retreat will begin Tuesday, Jan. 5th at 11:00 am. 7th – 10th graders will leave Wednesday, Jan. 6th at 4:00 pm. 11th – 12th graders are invited to stay until Thursday, Jan. 7th at 10:00 am (everyone including staff and leaders will leave by this time).

Where
Crowders Ridge Camp (130 Camp Rotary rd. Gastonia, NC).

Dress
LPA NORMAL dress. Shorts to the knees and shirts with sleeves.
It will be cold, bring winter-wear!
Plan on conservative sleep wear.

Covid consideration

We will be submitting ourselves to the regulations laid out by North Carolina and Crowders Ridge. I also, want to stress that the winter retreat is 100% optional and 100% your decision to choose whether or not your student should intend. You need to make the wise decision for your family. For a video from the camp director on Covid see: https://crowderscamps.com/commitment-to-health/. I have also attached a pdf of Crowders Ridge’s specific Covid guidelines that we will be following.

Chaperone? 
As per usual, we will have at minimum, four male staff chaperones and four female staff chaperones for the first overnight components (2 and 2 for the second overnight component). We will have at minimum 8 adult chaperones at the camp at all times (minus the junior-senior component since there will be a lot less students).

Register now? 
For Covid and financial reasons (we pay per head) we need to have students sign-up by no later than Tuesday, December 15th. Please note that students will receive a free LPA winter retreat shirt (crewneck sweat shirt) so please put in your shirt size on the registration as well. Please register at the following link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14flPt82Vwfc7OQpgFmXE6geBEb8i4STwwUGPpzTF5zc/edit?usp=sharing.

Any questions? Contact Chris Miller, Student Life Director

 

For FAQ and more detail, please continue reading.

LPA Winter Retreat (Frequently Asked Questions)BackgroundLake Pointe has held an overnight retreat every year since 2008. The event has been shaped over time, according to experience and participant What is the purpose?The twin focuses are spiritual encouragement and relationship building (social). Where is the location?Lake Pointe has used Bethwelwoods Christian Camp every year. Since other groups do not usually schedule an event in early January, LPA typically has the entire campus to itself. This year (2021) however, due to Covid, we will be using Crowders Ridge camp (https://crowderscamps.com/). Who is invited?All enrolled LPA students in grades 7-12 are invited to participate. When is it?The retreat begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 5th and ends at 4:00 pm Wednesday, January 6th. The exception is that 11-12th graders will stay over the night of Wednesday, January 6th and leave Thursday, January 7th by 10:00 am. What about friends, elementary students, and others, etc.?No. Since one of the goals is to build relationships within LPA, the event is limited to those in the current student body. Pre-approved alumni may be invited to assist LPA staff and to provide their experience and heart for Jesus with the current students. Do parents attend?Some years, we have events at the beginning or end that included parents. This year we do not have a parent component to the Winter Retreat. Is there a cost?There will be a fee for juniors and seniors ($20.00 per person). Due to the change of location for more space, the price of the venue is more expensive. Otherwise, everything else is taken care of by the student life fees already paid at tuition. What do students do? While planning of the schedule is underway, and although each year can look different from previous ones, the general flow includes something like the following: •Group building activities, including scavenger hunts around the campus

•Three, one hour spiritual development sessions on day 1 and another on day two, followed by break-out sessions formed by the Student Service Council members to discuss and unpack the topics. •Same-gender group social time and games in the lodgings at night•Free time for student choices of board games, outside games, conversation, etc. Is it mandatory to come?Not at all. The past two years, 80-90% of the students came (last year being 90%). Some students are not comfortable with the overnight, and so we can work it where the student can leave at night and return in the morning. Coming and going during the day disrupts the program, and is not allowed. Who are the leaders?Mr. Miller is in charge, and he assembles an oversight group of LPA staff. Mrs. Brewer will be assisting Mr. Miller the entire retreat as well. Some are there all or most of the time, and others come in shifts. Membersof the Student Service Council assist in leadership, playing a great role in planning and execution of the event.What are the sleeping arrangements?•Girls and guys are in separate areas (2-3 dorms for the girls AND 2 bunk houses for the guys). •At least two adult chaperones are in each dorm. •Both dorms and bunk houses have heat and bathroom facilities (though the bunkhouses’ facilities are outside of the bunkhouses). What does a student need to bring? Closer to the actual event, we will publish a list of needed items and of those items to leave at home for those registered.What about electronics?To focus on relationships and spiritual encouragement, students may not use cell phones, video type games, or electronic devices during the retreat. We will take up cell phones at the registration desk when students come. We put the phones in clearly labeled bags and return them at the end of the retreat. In terms of emergency or a need to call home, they can use a chaperone’s phone

 

Crowders Ridge information

Fall Event Safety Policies - COVID-19Crowders Camps is carefully following CDC guidelines and NC orders to provide the best andsafest camp experience, and so we have created policies to protect from the risks of COVID-19.Please note, however, that even following all policies and safety guidelines issued by the stateand CDC, ​you assume inherent risk of illness in attending or allowing minors to attend anevent outside of your household.Our policies and procedures are as listed below, and will be updated in the case of any newlegislation or guidelines. Policies will be publicly shared and kept up to date athttps://crowdersridge.com/commitment-to-health/​.For the sake of this document, “participant” is defined as any and all guests or leadersassociated with any event.For the safety of all even participants and our staff, we are taking the following measures:●Where not specified in this packet, our policy is to​ follow CDC and North Carolinastate guidelines for COVID-19 safety​, and specifically for safety in camp settings.●We have created special ​staff policies​ to protect event participants. Please see our“Staff Safety Policies - COVID-19” which is also included in this packet.●We have created special ​facilities policies​ to keep our facilities safe. Please see our“Facilities Safety Policies - COVID-19” which is also included in this packet.●We have created special ​group policies​ for participant safety. Please see our “GroupPolicies” below.Group PoliciesGroup Leader ResponsibilitiesThe leader booking an event or retreat at Crowders Camps assumes additional responsibilitiesdue to COVID-19. These responsibilities include:●Performing a health screening at the beginning of your event. This could take place atyour organization’s location, or upon arrival at Crowders Camps. The screening mustinclude but is not limited to:○Taking the temperatures of all participants (campers, leaders, guests, etc.). Noperson with a temperature of 100.4 or higher may attend any event at CrowdersCamps.○Asking the following state recommended questions of every participant in yourevent:Subject to change. Last updated on 9/29/20

■Have you had close contact (within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) in thelast 14 days with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, or has any healthdepartment or health care provider been in contact with you and advisedyou to quarantine?■Do you have or have you recently had any of these symptoms?●Fever●Chills●Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing●New Cough●New loss of taste or smell■Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19?●For multi-day events, it is highly recommended that your group do a daily healthscreening consisting of the above questions and temperature checks for all participants.●Your organization is responsible and required to read and understand our COVID-19health policies as stated in ​Crowdersridge.com/commitment-to-health/​. As group leader,it is your responsibility to enforce masking, social distancing, hand washing, and anyother relevant policies for the safety of your campers.Safety While at CampThe following are North Carolina requirements and recommendations for the campsetting. It is the responsibility of the event organizer/leader to enforce these policies,except as they pertain to Crowders Camps’ staff.By North Carolina regulations, all workers, all other adults, and children five years or older onsite must wear a face covering when they are or may be within six (6) feet of another person,unless the person (or family member, for a child) states that an exception applies.Small Group Sizes/Limited Interaction1.Campers should stay with their cabin groups at all times and interaction with other cabingroups will be limited.2.Hand washing times should be built into the camp schedule on a frequent basis andcampers will be required to participate.3.During some outdoor activities away from major buildings, appropriate (60% alcohol)hand sanitizer should be used. As soon as campers return to a location with runningwater, the campers should be required to wash their hands.4.Cabin groups should have scheduled times for showering and using restroom facilities toavoid excessive interaction with other groups.5.To prevent other avenues of exposure, outside guests or visitors on the camp propertyshould be limited or prohibited whenever possible.ActivitiesSubject to change. Last updated on 9/29/20

1.Activities should be planned to allow for social distancing.2.Shared equipment should be minimized and sanitized between campers when at allpossible.Sleeping Arrangements for Multi-Day Groups1.Cabins will be arranged to allow for as much physical distancing as possible.2.Signs will be posted reminding campers and leaders to sleep with 6 feet in betweencampers’ heads while in bunks, whenever possible.If a Participant Becomes Symptomatic While at CampIn the event that a participant begins to show signs of illness or COVID-19 while at camp, thefollowing protocol ​must​ be enacted.1.The camper will be separated from all other individuals under the supervision of theevent leadership (NOT Crowders Camps leadership) at a designated isolation location.2.The participant will be requested to wear a mask until they leave the camp.3.If a minor, the participant’s parent/guardian will be contacted and requested to pick upthe participant as soon as possible.4.Any leaders waiting with the sick participant MUST wear masks and remain 6+ feet awayfrom the sick participant as much as possible. Ventilation of the area should be improvedas much as possible by opening windows or doors.5.The symptomatic participant will not be allowed back to camp unless they meet all NorthCarolina guidelines.6.Once the participant leaves the property, the isolation area will be cleaned anddisinfected according to the guidelines in our facilities policy documents.If the symptomatic participant goes on to be diagnosed with COVID-19 or presumed positive bya medical professional, Crowders Camps will work with our local Health Department whennecessitated by North Carolina regulation to properly prevent the spread of illness in the campsetting.Health WarningAbove all else, if you have concerns about a participant attending camp for any reason, pleasecontact your physician for further advice. Please familiarize yourself with the CDC’s informationon persons at high risk for COVID-19(​https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-at-higher-risk.html​).If your participant is at high risk, please consider not attending/sending him or her to camp, andconsult with your physician.Subject to change. Last updated on 9/29/20

Staff Safety Policies - COVID-19To promote the safety and health of our staff and campers, our staff will follow the protocoldetailed below.●All staff will be provided with documented training and instruction on the safe wearingand use of masks as recommended by the CDC.●All staff will be provided with documented training on the symptoms of COVID-19 andcamp policies for camper safety.●All staff will be required to wear a cloth face covering when they may be near (less than6 feet from) other people.●All staff will wash their hands upon arrival to camp each day, as applicable, and willwash their hands frequently throughout the day.●All staff will document their temperature upon arrival/at the start of each day and sign offon new North Carolina state health screening questions.●All staff will maintain social distancing from all other individuals at camp (staff andcampers) at all times if it is feasible (example of an exception: when checking personalsafety gear such as a climbing harness).●If a staff member becomes symptomatic during a camp day, they will be required toleave immediately and not return until cleared in writing from a doctor. In the case ofmultiple staff members from the same household, all household members will be senthome if one becomes symptomatic.Facilities Safety Policies - COVID-19SIGNAGESigns will be posted throughout campus to remind campers to Wait, Wear, and Wash.Signs that will be posted include:●“Know Your W’s”●Stay 6 feet apart●Mask Required Area●“Do not enter the facility if [COVID conditions apply]”IF A PARTICIPANT OR STAFF MEMBER SHOWS SYMPTOMS OR USES THE COVID-19ISOLATION AREAAll affected areas will be cleaned as follows:Subject to change. Last updated on 9/29/20

All areas used by the sick person will be closed and out of use until after cleaning anddisinfecting.●Wait at least 24 hours before cleaning and disinfecting. If 24 hours is not feasible, waitas long as possible.●Open outside doors and windows to increase air circulation in the area.●Campers and staff should not be in rooms that are being cleaned.●NCDHHS Environmental Health Section guidance for cleaning and disinfectionrecommendations.●Use an EPA-registered disinfectant that is active against coronaviruses. Clean all areasused by the sick person, focusing especially on frequently touched surfaces such asdoorknobs, light switches, countertops, chairs, cubbies, and playground structures. Wewill use our standard cleaning chemicals.●Cleaning staff should follow all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and hand hygieneCDC recommendations for cleaning.INCREASED FREQUENCY OF CLEANINGShared ItemsTo the extent possible, all items that might be shared by campers such as archery equipmentwill be disinfected between each use (see below for disinfectants).Frequently Touched SurfacesFrequently touched surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected multiple times daily (or more) withthe proper disinfectant spray solution (see below).Examples of frequently touched surfaces include tables, drinking fountains, door handles, handrailings, light switches, countertops, cabinet handles, toilets, faucets, and sinks. Any othersurfaces frequently touched by campers or staff will be cleaned and disinfected at least threetimes per day (or more).Toilets, Showers, Restrooms, Changing RoomsHigh touch surfaces including toilets, showers, restrooms are cleaned and disinfected at leastthree times per day (or more) with the following products:Disinfectant Spray SolutionBIOTAB7​: Biotab7 is an EPA registered Germicide that kills 99.9% of germs and isrecommended by the CDC to kill SARS-COV-2. It has a high residency factor and continues tobe effective several hours after application. It kills bacteria and viruses in as fast as 60 seconds.It’s an all-in-one, multi-surface, one-step, bactericidal.Subject to change. Last updated on 9/29/20

HDQC2​: ​HDQC2 is a neutral pH, quaternary disinfectant cleaner formulated to kill a broadspectrum of microorganisms and hard and nonporous surfaces. It has a kill time of 10 minutesand is recommended for use to kill SARS-COV-2.Camper and Staff as Passengers1.Each staff and camper will be asked a series of questions just like they were asked atcheck in to determine if they are experiencing sickness or flu-like symptoms. If they areperceived to have some sort of illness they will not be allowed to get on the bus andquarantine until their ride comes to get them (​SEE the ‘If a Camper BecomesSymptomatic While at Camp’ section​)2.All staff and campers will be required to wash or sanitize hands before boarding the bus.3.A staff member will remind staff and campers to cough or sneeze into their elbow andavoid touching their mouth, nose, and eyes.4.All staff and campers will be required to wear a face mask while riding in the vehicle.5.If for some reason multiple trips have to be taken because there isn’t enough room in thevehicle, the bus will be properly sanitized with the proper disinfectant and usedappropriately.Aquatic FacilitiesThe novel coronavirus SARS-CoV2 is not waterborne. There is no current evidence thatCOVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in a pool, hot tubs, spas, or water playareas. Proper operation and maintenance of pools and related facilities will likely inactivate thevirus in the water. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states “there is noevidence showing anyone has gotten COVID-19 through drinking water, recreational water, orwastewater. The risk of COVID-19 transmission through water is expected to be low.” However,Crowders Camps will follow safe physical distancing and proper hygiene practices at ourwaterfront and pool recreational areas.POOLAs noted by the CDC, proper operation, maintenance, and disinfection of swimming pools willlikely inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19. Our swimming pool will be properly cleanedand disinfected daily.1.Each camper and staff member will be required to shower before entering the pool.2.Each camper will be in a group. Each group will be assigned a time for the pool. Arotation process will be set up for each group to follow between the pool and waterfront.This will allow for social distancing between groups. More than one group will not beallowed at the pool at a time.WaterfrontThere is no current evidence that COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in apool or waterfront.Subject to change. Last updated on 9/29/20

Guatemala Christmas event Oct. 16, 2020

October 13, 2020
By LPA staff

GUATEMALA CHRISTMAS

Who? 
All elementary students,
All secondary students,
All  parents are invited to participate!

When?      Friday, October 16th, 1:15-3:30 is our pack-the-bag day!! 

 

What? 

Elementary and Secondary Students will partner together in our annual Guatemala Christmas pack-the bag event.  Students will work together to collect supplies so we can fill up bags (Cheer Packs) full of goodies, salvation inserts, and the gospel of John.  These will be sent to children in Guatemala.  Mike Parker, the director at Clubhouse Guatemala, will speak during Connections and during the afternoon event on Oct 16th.  After sharing about the ministry, Mr. Parker will help us pack the bags and will take our filled Cheer Packs to Tennessee that afternoon.

Secondary students and Elementary students will meet outside to pack and pray over Christmas bags going to Guatemala. We are asking for specific items to be donated in the weeks leading up to our packing day. (Our goal is to fill and ship 130 bags.  However, last year we were able to fill around 180, and with additional bags from a church, we sent out 211!)

 

Elementary students/families can also participate in 4 ways:

Bring in a 2 gallon ziplock bag (from home or from the front desk) filled with one of each of the items listed below

Send in any supplies from the list below

Send in a check written out to Lake Pointe Academy to be used for purchasing supplies

Send in a check to Clubhouse Ministries that can go towards shipping or shoes

 

Please help us by bringing in donations: 

-Supplies needed (listed below) to fill the bags AND

-$5 to ship each bag. ( if you would also like a child to receive a new pair of shoes, a $20 donation will cover both shipping and shoes). (130 bags x $5 shipping is $650, so anything over $650 allows us to give these children shoes.) 

Checks can be made out to Clubhouse Ministries. 

-The next 3 Wednesday hot lunches will also be used to help offset the costs of shipping the bags.

 

October 5th-October 14th: SEND IN DONATIONS! (These will be collected in boxes in Lake Pointe’s main lobby.)

 

Oct. 14th : We will reassess to see what items we still need

Oct. 16th : All final donations will be turned in to the lobby or at the pack-the-bag event  (including checks written out to Clubhouse Ministries ($5 shipping or $20 shipping and shoes) )

 

List of items to be donated:

 

Please bring in enough items for 5 -10 kids.  Specific items are requested from each grade level, but feel free to add items too, especially extra toys (dolls, jacks, dice, deck of cards, harmonica, etch a sketch, flashlight with batteries, necklaces, bracelets, bookmarks, balls -no miniature bouncy balls please- choking hazard)

 

-K-5th grade – Coloring books, crayons, stuffed animals/dolls and extra toys (items listed above)

-6th grade- Candy (bags of hard candy-no chocolate please), dolls or stuffed animals

-7th grade- Socks, comb or brush, and hair accessories (hair bows, barrettes)

-8th grade- Notebooks, pencils and accessories (erasers, sharpeners)

-9th grade- Coloring books, jump ropes

-10th-11th grade- Toothbrush, toothpaste,

-12th grade- Soap and washcloth, jump ropes 

 

If you would like to send in monetary donations instead, that would also be a blessing!  We can do the shopping and use your donation for items we need.  

For example, a $10-$20 donation provides 10-20 frisbees, stuffed animals, notebooks, coloring books, balls, or jump ropes!

Or 

If you would like to buy in bulk:

- Amazon.com sells many of these items below in bulk. If you order from Amazon Smile and choose Lake Pointe Academy, then Lake Pointe can get credit from your purchase. (For example: it has 24 packs of Crayola 6 pack crayons for $11.96)

-Dollar Tree sells all of these items for a dollar. It has Bible coloring books , sets of toothpaste and toothbrushes and combs and hairbrushes, hair bows, barrettes, bulk sets of pencils, sharpeners and erasers  and 3 packs of soap and 2 pack washcloth all for a dollar.

-Carnivalsource.com sells a 50-piece car set for $14.80 

-Oriental Trading sells decks of cards for $9.79 per dozen, small notebooks with crosses on them at 24 for $6.69, and cuddly stuffed bears at $19.99 per dozen.

-Christianbooks.com has Spanish coloring books.

-Walmart sells Hanes crew socks at 12 pairs for $9.98 and an 18 pack of washcloths for $3.97.

- Partycity.com sells jump ropes inside or has curb pick up (pack of 18 for $12).

 

 

Where? Items can be brought to LPA’s main building and can be placed in the various boxes by item and grade level.  Items will be stored in the boxes until Friday, October 16th.

 

Dress? Dress code for this event will follow NORMAL LPA DRESS. Shorts must come down to the knees, and shirts must have sleeves covering the shoulder.

 

COVID CONSIDERATIONS?

This bags will be packed outdoors with plenty of space given to students going through the line. 

The activities will allow for students to maintain an arm lengths distance from others. If they want to wear masks they can but they will only be asked to put a mask on when within an arm length away from other students.

We will have hand sanitizers and wipes available on a table outside.

Bathrooms will can be used as normal (no more than 4 people in them at a time).

 

Parent/Chaperone roles? Distribute items at the various tables and ensure bags have all the necessary items and are ready for shipping.

 

A link to a video about the Cheer packs and another link to a video showing children receiving their Cheer packs last year is 

below:

 

Watch “CHEER Packs Promo 17” on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/232713351?ref=em-share

 

Watch “CHEER Packs Distribution 2017” on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/251823199?ref=em-share

 

About Christmas in Guatemala :

Two groups of LPA students from two different organizations went on mission trips to Guatemala several summers ago. When there, our students personally witnessed how great the needs were for the children in Guatemala. As a result, for the last four years the Student Service Council has hosted a service project alongside the Clubhouse Guatemala/Clubhouse Ministries organization called “Christmas in Guatemala.” This project enables families at Lake Pointe to partner with other churches and organizations and provide Christmas to children in need in Guatemala.

 

According to the ministry's web site, www.clubhouseg.com

Clubhouse Guatemala was founded with the idea that everyone is created equal in the eyes of God. They choose to share the love of Christ through serving others and helping them to grow in their faith to increase the Harvest of God’s Kingdom. Clubhouse Guatemala is currently serving families in 22 different communities of Guatemala. They have:

• Student Development Centers in 8 communities, working with over 1000 kids and their families on a weekly basis

• Child Sponsorship Program which paves the way for hundreds of personal relationships between US families and Guatemalan families

• Church partners from all over the United States who spend time at the Clubhouse Mission House in Guatemala City and Camp Calvary

 

Today, Clubhouse is making a huge impact in thousands of lives with ministries such as VBS, Block Parties, Medical Clinics, Home Construction, Water Filter Systems, Chicken Coops, and many other ways.

 

Clubhouse is a registered Non-Profit in Guatemala and in the United States for the purpose of partnering with Christ-centered companies and individuals to help with the ongoing ministry of Guatemala. 

Our goal is to love people into a true relationship with Jesus Christ.

Secondary Annual History Debates Prep #2

October 13, 2020
By LPA staff

SECOND, DEBATE PREP #2

Who? All 7-12th grade students who are enrolled in a LPA history course are required to come.

When? Friday, October 23, 2020 from 1:15 pm to 3:00 pm.

What? Students will learn how to trace the flow of a Lincoln-Douglas debate. They will get to watch another live mock debate and will learn how to take notes on a flow chart during the debate.

Where? This event will be held at the fields at Lake Pointe Academy’s main building (3168 Hands Mill Hwy, York, SC 29745).

Dress? LPA NORMAL dress, shirts with sleeves and shorts to the knees.

COVID CONSIDERATIONS?

This will be indoors in the building. Students will be in various classrooms seated 6 feet away from each other.

Bathrooms will can be used as normal (no more than 4 people in them at a time).

First secondary week

August 08, 2020
By LPA staff

For the first week, the secondary program has different meeting schedules for each day. Please pay careful attention to each student's attendance requirements and needs.

Remember your student's signed Covid-19 Waiver.

Click on the date to view and print a PDF copy of the actual schedule.

Monday, Aug. 10, 2020
11th & 12th grade only

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020
7th - 10th grade only

Friday, Aug. 14, 2020
All 7th-12th grade students
for the regular Friday four-core course schedule

 

 

CLT offered June 20 at home

June 04, 2020
By LPA staff
Broaden your student's college entrance opportunities
Take CLT at home June 20 

The Classical Learning Test is a growing rival to the SAT and ACT college entrance-oriented tests. It is an attractive step for college-bound students to consider this month, as the big two tests struggle with offering their tests in the virus closures.

The CLT is billed as an excellent choice for high school students who excel in reason, logic, and reading.

 It claims to provide the most accurate and rigorous measure of academic formation, accomplishment, and potential. 

As such, it may really benefit Lake Pointe students by helping them to distinguish themselves from those taking the SAT or ACT alone.  

In addition to the CLT, the service offers the CLT10, and the CLT 8 for younger levels.   

For the website at www.CLTexam.com, click here.

Examples and a practice test is offered, with answer key. Click here. 

Read a Wall Street Journal article on the subject. Click here.

Time is running out to join us for the June 20 CLT!  

Deadline to register is June 15.  

This exam is the only remote proctored, at home exam available everywhere.

CLT is offering discounts and fee waivers to families who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. Please contact info@cltexam.com to learn more.  

Also, see below for discounts through Circe. Through staff training and curriculum, Lake Pointe supports the Circe Institute.  

 

C i R C E    M E M B E R   D I S C O U N T

The Classic Learning Test offers CiRCE Members a 20% DISCOUNT off the CLT, CLT8, and CLT10 Student Analytics subscription.

To receive your discount: Simply enter CiRCE20 into the Partnerships/Discounts field on the CLT registration form to automatically receive your discount.  

Family night at the Drive-in

June 03, 2020
By LPA staff

 LPA MOVIE NIGHT @ THE DRIVE-IN

Who
All K-12th graders and families (new to LPA or returning also including our 2020 graduates).

What?

  • Private event for LPA families. There is no admission charge.
  • We will be watching the film Despicable Me at the drive-in theater.
  • There will be a $5 voucher per car for the first 100 cars to be used at the concession stands. Please bring some other money to get concessions and thus support Hound’s Drive-In Theater.
  • People will be able to park in any parking spots (depending on car-size…see rules).
  • You will be able to get out of your car and sit in any chairs you bring as long as you stay in your parking space (see rules).
  • For more information on Hound’s Drive-In rules please click HERE: www.houndsdrivein.com

 

When
Tuesday, June 9, 2020.  
Gates open at 7:00 pm.
The movie starts at 8:45 pm on

 

Where
Hound’s Drive-In Theater
(114 Raven Cir, Kings Mountain, NC 28086.

 

How

Please RSVP.
You can come if you do not RSVP but it would be helpful to us to know family vehicle counts for planning. Mr. Miller's June 04 email has the link to respond.

 

Drive in movie FAQ

 

Is there an entrance cost?

No. There is no fee to get in.

Lake Pointe has rented the facility for this private event, so the normal $20 charge per vehicle does not apply.

 

May families bring multiple vehicles?

This question was in relation to a father meeting his family at the drive-in, coming from work.

Yes, a family may bring multiple vehicles. Since there is no gate charge, this is a good idea. We would ask that the second vehicle be parked on the side or the back to maintain as many spots as possible with good views of the screen.

 

What if it rains?

Good question, especially since the graduation plans washed out.

This night at the movies will be held rain or shine. According to the owner, since the audio is played through the car stereo or portable radio, people can sit in their car during a reasonable shower and see the movie just fine. It will only be canceled if there is severe weather, such as with very high winds, lightning, and threat of a tornado.

The current forecast for Tuesday has been going back and forth, as is normal for hot, summer evenings. It seems as if every summer night has a chance of rain.

 

Are alumni invited?

Yes! This private event is open to LPA current families, families entering in the fall, faculty and staff, and alumni. Friends and relatives are welcome to be part of their group, with the understanding that families are responsible for any guests.

 

Why does the movie start so late?

Drive-ins require darkness! Those with younger children are welcome to come enjoy the experience , to see people, and to view the start of the movie, and then to leave when they want.

 

Why are there concessions vouchers, and how do they work?

As part of the arrangement to hold his private event, Lake Pointe committed to provide a five dollar concession stand voucher to our first hundred guest vehicles. They are the same as cash at the concession stand if used that night. This guarantees the theater will make at least that much money, so that it is worth opening on an evening it is normally closed.

 

Do we have to buy items at the concession stand?

No, you do not have to buy anything. But you may not bring your own food and drinks. This is the same rule at other movie theaters, and ball parks for that matter. The owners make a certain amount of money on their concessions. That is why Mr. Miller encourage families to plan to spend some money at the concession stand – since there is no gate charge --  so that the event will go well and that we may be invited back to hold a similar event in the future.

 

Will Mr. Miller dress in a toga and do the hula in the pre-movie activities?

While this is simply a wild rumor and unsupported speculation, it is delightful to imagine, and we can always hope.

BBQ Fundraiser

March 02, 2020
By LPA staff

A BBQ Plate fundraiser to support the Mariner Athletic Program.   You may recall, MAC - Athletic Fundraisers benefit both the Athletic Department and the school 

 

BBQ Plate fundraiser details below:

Secondary students will receive both BBQ Plate flier (attached), sales summary sheet (attached), and encouraging instruction on Monday. 

There are several important points to note:

                      Sales Price:  $10.00 a plate                         

                      When: March 6 plate pack and pick-up

Plate delivery can be arranged for orders of 10+ plates within a 7 mile radius of LPA unless delivered by the selling student's parent.

To arrange deliveries call committee member Karen Rodgers 803-810-7883.

 

                        Where: LPA Campus

                        Order Forms: Due Monday morning March 2 with payments (Checks made to:  Lake Pointe Academy, memo: MAC BBQ).

                        Incentive:  Each student that sells 20 plates or more will receive a 10% reward at the conclusion of the BBQ sale.   

 

Parents are encouraged to help their students with group sales at work or in the community.  

Additionally, parent volunteers are needed to help pack the BBQ plates and help with delivery on Friday, March 6th between 10 and 2, please contact Karen Rodgers at 803-810-7883 or sixolivebranches@hotmail.com. 

 

Please forward any questions via call or text to Karen Rodgers at 803-810-7883 or myself.

May the Lord continue to bless LPA!

 

Ken Rodgers

MAC Chair

803-810-7884

one hour delay

February 21, 2020
By LPA staff

Friday, Feb. 21, 2019                       One-hour Delayed-Start schedule

 

 1-hour Delayed-Start schedule

Friday, Feb. 21, 2020

8:45 a.m.          Campus opens to receive students

9:30 to 10:15 a.m.        1st period         45 minutes

10:20 to 11:05 a.m.      2nd period        45 minutes

Assembly cancelled      Ten minute class change instead.

11:15 to noon.              3rd period         45 minutes

12:05 to 12:50 p.m.      4th period         45 minutes     

12:50 to 1:10 p.m.         LUNCH BREAK (

1:10 to 2:00 p.m.          Student Life “Spirit Week” Activity
(as Mr. Miller already described in his Student Life email earlier today.

2:00 p.m.                      Boys’ Basketball team and fans depart for Columbia and glory
Pick-up for all students/

Parents, please arrive by 2:00 p.m., as staff members are also leaving for Columbia.

 

                                                                    
To all families and faculty:

In reaction to the current weather forecast for tomorrow, Lake Pointe plans to operate on a one-hour delayed schedule, with classes starting at 9:30. Please see the schedule and details below.

We will continue to monitor local weather information and advisories from the York County Emergency Management Office. You will be notified of any changes to the delay plan, such as if conditions change significantly.  Look for updates in three ways:

-        Text Message through the LPA Alert system
 

-        E-mail message
 

-        Message on the home page of the academy web site (LakePointeAcademy.com)
 

 The delayed start time allows for:

o   Weather conditions to improve

o   Temperatures to rise

o   Normal “rush hour” traffic to thin

o   Additional time for families to drive more slowly and cautiously to campus
 

The revised Friday schedule and details follow. Thank you for your attention.

L. Lemmon

 

    How it works

· Please note the schedule changes, especially if a student does not take all six periods
 

· The class schedule is delayed to a 9:30 a.m. start for 1st period (see schedule below)
 

· The schedule features shortened, 45-minute core class sessions
 

· Connection assembly is cancelled, replaced with a 10-minute break

· The school day ends at the regular, planned time.

FAQ: Some Frequently-Asked Weather Delay Questions


Some other schools are having a 2-hour delay.
Why is LPA’s shorter? 
LPA’s one-hour delay means a 9:30 a.m. start. Public schools may have a longer delay, but they usually base this upon a much earlier starting time which is based upon elementary bus schedules, since the school systems share buses. So the 9:30 a.m. start is comparable in the actual transportation hours.

What if I need to drop off my student earlier than posted (on way to work, etc.)? 
If you have special needs, please e-mail the general mailbox. A staff member will seek a solution and respond.

What about student drivers?
In any questionable weather situation, if a secondary student normally drives himself or others, and/or the student normally carpools, parents may need to change their normal routine to ensure their students arrive and depart according to their family’s standards for safety.

Winter Retreat 2019

December 31, 2019
By LPA staff

A record number of 7th - 12th grade students is expected for January's annual Winter Retreat at nearby Bethelwoods Camp. The event will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, January 7 and 8, with two main purposes, before classes start again on January 15. 

  1. Fellowship for relationship development with students and teachers
     
  2. Spiritual encouragement for all involved. We "can do nothing apart from Christ," and we are called "to spur one another on to love and good deeds."

See Mr. Miller's e-mails for both an FAQ document, roster of staff chaperones, and a suggested packing list.

The Juniors and Seniors will enjoy a special additional session Wednesday night so seniors can  speak into the lives of Juniors.

Parent teacher event Tue. Jan. 14, 2019

December 31, 2019
By LPA staff

Tuesday, January 14 will be a day of engagement and support for parents. This event was added to the schedule so that parents can find out what is coming their students’ way for the semester, and how they can best be aware to help.

Click here to open a PDF of the day's schedule

  • What do parents need to know to best help their students in spring semester?
  • That is the goal and filter for topics on the schedule for Jan. 14
  • The gathering is optional for parents, since the event was not on the schedule in advance, but strongly recommended.
  • The day’s schedule is defined by grade levels, so parents of multiples may have an easier time attending, and so that time commitments for all involved are limited..
  • At the heart and middle of the day, we will hold an hour of community prayer.
  • This was an excellent suggestion by Ali Salmon. So often, community members suggest more prayer, but the schedule gets in the way of this desire. This is an intentional step and, regardless of numbers, we are excited to meet and pray.
  • A light, soup lunch will be offered for a fellowship meal. Please RSVP to mailbox@LPA-SC.com with a number, so lunch arrangements can be made.

Lake Pointe Drama Productions Presents: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

April 10, 2019
By LPA staff

Who? All LPA families are encouraged to come support the LPA drama students.

Extended family and friends are welcomed to come, as well.

What? Based on the C.S. Lewis novel, the drama cast will perform The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. The adventure of the four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never to be forgotten world of magic, mystery, and fantasy. This classic story will capture hearts of all ages.

When? There are two performance times with limited seating available.

Friday, May 10    7:00 p.m.

and

Saturday, May 11    7:00 p.m.

Doors will open both nights at 6:20 p.m.

Cost? $5.00/ person.

Tickets are on sale now at Lake Pointe front desk. At the door sales may be limited due to seating.

Where? Lake Pointe Academy Multi-Purpose Room

3168 Hands Mill Hwy., York, SC

For drama updates, including updates on ticket sales, please visit the Secondary Drama Productions Facebook page

Tags: arts, secondary

IOWA Basic Skills Testing

March 18, 2019
By LPA staff

Lake Pointe will be administering the Iowa Basic Skills test on April 4 and 5.

This test is for all full-time students grades 3rd through 9th.

Part-time students have the option of participating in the Iowa Basic Skills test. Request for part-time students must be emailed to mailbox@lpa-sc.com by Friday, March 29.

All testing students will be on campus both Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5.  This means that students will be on the Lake Pointe campus on days that they are normally not.  Seventh through ninth grade students will be on campus on Thursday when they usually are not, and third through sixth grade students will be on campus on Friday when they usually are not.

There is no additional charge required to take this test.

The following is a basic schedule for our testing days:

Thursday, April 4

3rd-6th grade     8:15 a.m.   arrive on campus

                          2:00 p.m.  testing ends

**Elementary elective classes will meet**

7th-8th grade    8:15 a.m.  arrive on campus

                         11:05a.m.  testing ends

**No lunch on campus; students must depart by 11:15**

9th grade     8:15 a.m.  arrive on campus

                    10:45 a.m.  testing ends

**No lunch on campus; students must depart by 11:15**

 

Friday, April 5

3rd-6th grade     8:15 a.m.   arrive on campus

                          11:35 a.m.  testing ends

**No lunch on campus; student must depart by 11:45**

7th-8th grade     8:15 a.m.  arrive on campus

                          1:10 p.m.  testing ends

9th grade           8:15 a.m.  arrive on campus

                          12:20 p.m.  testing ends

                           12:25 p.m.  fourth period

Rising 7th and 8th Grade Campus Visit Day

February 22, 2019
By LPA staff

Who:   Rising 7th & New 8th grade prospective students and parents

** A parent MUST attend with the student through lunch **
**Due to limit space, younger siblings are not included as part of this day**
 

What:  A chance for students and parents to experience secondary

When:  Friday, March 8th    10:15 a.m-1:00 p.m.

Why:  Similar to a college visit day, this allows students and parents to learn more about the opportunities and differences in the secondary school culture.

•  During this special event, current junior high teachers, students, and administrators will address students and parents on life in the 7th and 8th grade years – including academics, student life, spiritual growth encouragement, and athletic opportunities.

•  Students and parents will have time to ask questions and to learn.

•  In addition to a joint parent-student session and a special Connection assembly to honor the rising 7th graders, students will attend a 7th grade class and stay for pizza lunch.  

 

Here is the day’s schedule:

10:15 a.m.     Welcome, get settled in multi-purpose room

 

10:35  a.m. Special Connection assembly in honor of rising 7th graders

   (and prospective 7th and 8th grade visitors)

 

10:45  a.m. General session (parents and students):

    What is LPA junior high like?    An overview of 7th (and 8th) grades

    Academics: goals, schedule, class make-up, expectations, rigor, how it looks  

 and work

    The experience: student life, spiritual growth encouragement, and athletics

 

11:45 a.m.    Split session:

    Students attend 7th or 8th grade classes

    Parents attend info session / Q&A: What parents need to know.

 

12:50  p.m. Lunch (Pizza)       

    We welcome parents and students to join us for lunch.

    We will order pizza after all arrive, based on preferences and numbers of those attending. Please share any special dietary needs.

 

1:15   p.m. Student Life Activity

    More info. on the activity to come.

 

3:00 p.m. Final Departure

Blessing Bag Packing

January 23, 2019
By LPA staff

Who? All secondary staff and students are invited to come.

What? We will be assemblying care packages for the homeless.

These bags can be carried around in your car to handout to the homeless as you encounter them throughout your every day week.  Students will pack the bags, learn a bit on how to approach the homeless, and pray over the bags that God would use them to bless people and to build a bridge for them to hear the good news.  At the end of the event, bags will be distributed to students for their (or parents’) cars.  

To properly do this, we will need donations.  Please see the donations list below for details.

We will also be continuing to collect any winter wear items listed below to take to Bethel United Methodist’s warming center (coats, pants, sweat shirts, underwear [new only], and socks [new only]).  You can drop these items off at front desk of the school. 

When? Friday, February 1st from 1:30-2:30 pm.

Where? Lake Pointe Academy

Donation? Socks, small bottled water, granola/cereal bars, toothbrushes, toothpaste (travel size), peanut butter cracker packs, wet wipes (travel size), chap stick, deodorant (travel size), hand lotion (travel size), band aids, combs, mints, hand warmers, tissue packets (travel size) and any pocket New Testaments you have.  Please bring items to turn into the front desk. 

Spirit Week Fall 2018

November 14, 2018
By LPA staff

November 26-30 is Lake Pointe Spirit Week!

This is a time for students to show their school spirit while having fun dressing up. Each day there will be a different theme, and Friday there will be a special Elementary-Secondary student life event and home basketball games!

Themes? 

    Secondary

Monday, November 26: Decade Day (dress up as your favorite decade)

Wednesday, November 28: Group day (dress up as a group theme: ex. each member of a group dress up as a different person from Scooby Doo OR every member of the group dresses as a twins).  

Friday, November 30: LPA Day (dress up in LPA apparel and/or LPA colors).  

**All outfits must meet LPA normal dress code, no props allowed in class**

    Elementary

Tuesday, November 27: Tacky Tuesday (wear a mismatch outfit with patterns or colors that don't quite fit)

Thursday, November 29: Superhero/Princess Day 

**All outfits must meet LPA normal dress code, no props allowed in class**

Elementary-Secondary Friday Event: Friday, November 30 1:15-3:00 pm

Guatemala Christmas

October 22, 2018
By LPA staff

Who: All elementary students and secondary students and parents are invited to come.

What: Elementary and Secondary Students will participate in the yearly Guatemala Christmas /pack-the bag event where Elementary and Secondary students will partner together to fill up bags (Cheer packs) full of goodies, Salvation inserts, and the gospel of John that will be sent to children in Guatemala.

Mike Parker, the Director at Clubhouse Guatemala will speak during connections assembly on Nov 16th about the ministry and will then help with the pack-the-bag activity that afternoon and will take the completed and filled bags to Tennessee that afternoon.

When:  Friday, November 16th, 1:15-3:30 is our pack-the-bag day!! 

Elementary students will join secondary students to pack and pray over these packages going to Guatemala. We are asking for specific items to be donated in the weeks leading up to our packing day. (Our goal is to fill and ship 100 bags)

Oct 22 - Nov 12: Send in donations! (These will be collected in boxes in Lake Pointe’s main lobby by grade level) 

Nov 12th : We will reassess to see what items we still need

Nov 16th : All final donations will be turned in to the lobby or at the pack-the-bag event  (including checks written out to Clubhouse Ministries ($5 shipping or $20 shipping and shoes) )

Donations: Please help us by bringing in

-supplies needed (listed below) to fill the bags AND

-$5 to ship each bag or $20 for a child to receive a new pair of shoes

(Checks can be made out to Clubhouse Ministries)

Grade Specific Donation List : (Please bring in enough items for 5 kids: specific items are requested from each grade level but please feel free to add items to the other boxes too)

-(K-1st grade) – candy (hard candy- no chocolate) and extra toys (jacks, dice, bouncy balls, deck of cards, harmonica, etch a sketch,  hot wheels, flashlight with batteries, hair bows, hair bands, necklaces, bracelets, bookmarks)

-(2nd- 3rd  grade)- coloring books/ notebooks 

-(4th- 5th grade)- crayons, pencils, sharpeners, erasers, markers 

-(6th grade)- stuffed animals/dolls

-(7th-8th grade)-socks, jump ropes

-(9th- 10th grade)- toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, brush

-(11th-12th grade)- soap and washcloth 

Some helpful suggestions for where to get things:

- Amazon.com sell  many of these items below in bulk. If you order form Amazon Smile and choose Lake Pointe Academy then Lake Pointe can get credit from your purchase. (it has 30 packs of Craytastic 8 pack crayons for $12.99)

-Dollar Tree sells all of these items for a dollar (It has Bible coloring books , sets of toothpaste and toothbrushes and combs and hairbrushes, bulk sets of pencils, sharpeners and erasers  and 3 packs of soap all for a dollar)

-Carnivalsource.com sells a 50 piece car set for $12.70 

-Oriental Trading sells decks of cards $9.19 per dozen, small notebooks with crosses on them 24 for $6.19, and cuddly stuffed bears $19.99 per dozen

-Christianbooks.com has Spanish coloring books .

-Walmart sells Hanes cushion crew socks  12 pair for $8.64, 18 packs of washcloths

- Partycity.com sells jump ropes 18 for $8.99.

Where: Items can be brought to LPA’s main building and can be placed in the various boxes by item and grade level and will be stored in the boxes until Friday, November 16th.

Dress: Dress code for this event will be following NORMAL LPA DRESS. Shorts must come down to the knees, and shirts must have sleeves covering the shoulder.

Parent/Chaperone roles? Help pair up students to make bags, distribute items at the various tables, and ensure bags have all the necessary items and are ready for shipping.

Learn More!

What is Club House Ministries?

Clubhouse is now a registered Non-Profit in Guatemala and in the United States who partners with church from all over the United States.

According to the ministry's web site, Clubhouse Guatemala is "sharing, serving, and growing the harvest of Jesus Christ." Clubhouse Ministries is a Christ-centered ministry working to reach the lost of Guatemala and other areas of the world. Their desire is to show the love of Christ by ministering to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the people of Guatemala. 

Clubhouse Ministries is currently serving Guatemalan families in 22 different communities throughout Guatemala, with Student Development Centers working with over 1000 kids and their families on a weekly basis. The organization impacts thousands of lives with ministries such as VBS, Block Parties, Medical Clinics, Home Construction, Water Filter Systems, Chicken Coops, and Feeding Centers. Two church plants are in process, and a seminary is now open.

Today, Clubhouse is making a huge impact in thousands of lives with ministries such as VBS, Block Parties, Medical Clinics, Home Construction, Water Filter Systems, Chicken Coops, and many other ways.

Secondary Debate Day

October 19, 2018
By LPA staff

Debates on historical topics will be held Friday afternoon, Novmber 09

  • The actual debates conclude a three-part, Friday afternoon series in debate training for students in grades 7-12.
  • Lake Pointe uses the formal "Lincoln-Douglas format" to focus upon civil presentation of argument and rebuttal. The L-D format allows for adjusting the length of each section, so that debate lengths can be shorter in middle school grades and longer in high school grades.
  • Parents, teachers, and students not involved in a history course are invited to join the audience of encouragers -- including parents and students in grade 6 who want to peek ahead at the secondary program opportunities.

 

 

 

 

The schedule

To print a schedule for this year's debate day, click here

  • Because of scheduling needs, students in grades 7th, 8th and 9th will hold their debates during third and fourth periods
  • 10th graders will begin the afternoon event.
  • There are two separate debates for the larger 7th, 9th and 10th grade classes.

The debate event ends by 4:00, to allow athletes travel time for the night's home basketball games.

 

 

The importance of incorporating debate in academic training

Lake Pointe shares parent desires to cultivate critical-thinking, confident communicators. Structured debate practice is a proven method in classical education to sharpen skills in argumentation and presentation.

As the academy continually seeks to integrate subjects and skills into a holistic and self-reinforcing program, history is an excellent subject choice for practicing the art of debate. In history, the facts of what did happen are available, but since people were involved, there is no shortage of decisions, actions, and motives that can be debated from the evidence. “Should” he, she, or they have done that… is a recurring opportunity to discuss and to argue the pros and cons.

Using Friday afternoons to cultivate debate is important. Since the skills benefit the student and all of his subjects, co-curricular time allows us to take advantage of students already being on campus in order to coordinate coaching and preparation time – without taking more history class time than is necessary.

90 min delay

September 16, 2018
By LPA staff

To all LPA secondary families, instructors, and support staff:

After briefings with county emergency officials and other schools today, we believe weather conditions will be clear enough to hold classes Monday. For caution’s sake, however, we will operate on a delayed schedule.  

 

Delay:      Lake Pointe will operate on a 90-minute delay schedule on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018.

 

Why delay?

  • The delay allows staff members to fully assess campus conditions early and to communicate alternate plans before families and faculty begin their drive, just in case conditions unexpectedly change.
      
  • Extra time is permitted for cautious driving and the choosing of alternate routes to avoid low lying areas
     
  • While core class sessions are abbreviated, abbreviated class sessions still help teachers to maintain the normal routine and momentum.  

 

Campus

As of Sunday afternoon, conditions are dry, and both electricity and county water are working.

 

 

What it means for Monday

 

Secondary

  • Student arrival and classes operate on a 90-minute delay and modified schedule.
  • Students who attend on partial schedule should note the time changes involved.
  • Students in LPA activities, including athletics, will be notified separately by the director or coaches for instructions on these events, including modifications, location, etc..

 

Elementary

  • Elementary assignments will continue as planned for Monday.
    Parents: check e-mail Monday for any adjustments that may be made.

Monday: 1½ -hour delay                                     Sept. 17, 2018

Lake Pointe will open for classes on a 90-minute delay and modified schedule.

 

Campus open for students:     09:00 a.m.

Morning gather begins:           09:50 a.m.     

First period begins:                   10:00 a.m.

 

 

Modified secondary schedule

  • Core courses are abbreviated.
  • The schedule seeks to honor electives:
    • Class lengths are maintained, because they only meet twice per week
    • Start and end times are maintained, since some elective teachers come on their “lunch hour.”
  • Lunch, 5th and 6th periods, and the overall day-end at their regular times.

 

Start time

Description

Duration

End time

Notes

09:00  a.m.

Campus open to students

 

 

Students to help restore /prep campus

09:50

Morning gathering

05 min

09:55

 

10:00

Period 1

40 min.

10:40

 

10:45

Period 2

40 min.

11:25

 

11:25

10-min. break

10 min.

11:35

10-minute break. No assembly.

11:35

Period 3

40 min.

12:15

 

12:20

Period 4

40 min.

01:00

 

01:00

Lunch*

25 min.

01:25

Resume normal schedule @ lunch end

1:25           

Period 5

55 min.

2:20

 

2:25           

Period 6

55 min.

3:10

 

3:10      

Departure / Parent pick up

 

 

Normal ending time

 

 

* Plan for nutrition and blood-sugar balance

Because of the later lunch planned, please plan:

  • A larger breakfast
  • A student snack on the way to school
  • A substantial snack for the morning break

Inclement weather rationale and methodology
In making weather-related decisions, LPA seeks to balance a conservative and cautious approach with the needs to advance the academic program. Decisions are made independently, according to the unique needs of the academy’s families and faculties, based upon information and advice from various sources. These sources include:

  • York County Office of Emergency Management
  • NOAA weather forecast service
  • Department of Transportation and law enforcement “road conditions” reports
  • Other area public and private schools

Yearbook Cover Design Contest

September 14, 2018
By LPA staff

Who: All Secondary Students

What: Yearbook design contest

When: Submission are due by Wednesday, Oct 3

Prizes: All winners will receive a Visa gift card and a free yearbook

1st place- $100

2nd place- $50

3rd place- $25

Contest Rules:

  • Designs submitted on a 8 1/2"x11" piece of unlined paper
  • Artwork must be original, and must include the school name and year
  • Designs must be portrait orientation
  • Submissions cannot: be folded, use clip art, use commercial or licensed characters or logos, nor use offensive language
  • One entry per students

Suggestions:

  • Students can work in groups, but prizes will have to be shared amongst the group
  • Designs should try to reflect LPA as a whole (this includes secondary and elementary)
  • Use any medium that you like best
  • Remeber that small writing and small pictures can be hard to see and often less is more!

Elementary Tie-Dye Event

September 05, 2018
By LPA staff

Who? All secondary and elementary students and teachers are invited to come. 

What? Secondary students will be hosting the elementary students on campus this afternoon. Secondary students will help their younger peers make tie-dye shirts and take them through a series of outdoor games based off of volleyball, gaga ball, kickball, dodgeball, etc.  

When? Friday, September 7th from 1:15 to 3:00 pm.

Where? Lake Pointe Academy main building (3168 Hands Mill Hwy, York SC 29745). 

Dress? LPA ATHLETIC dress.  Shorts must have at least 5 inch inseams and shirts without sleeves must have 3 finger-wide straps with no gapping under the arms.  

2018-2019 First Week's Event

August 04, 2018
By LPA staff

There's always a lot going on the first week of school. See the following schedule for a breif overview of the week's event:

Monday, August 6th:

8:20 a.m. -2:00 p.m. Secondary First Day and Parent Meeting

     For a detailed schedule of the day, click here

4:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. Secondary Family Picnic at Westminster Park pavilion.

Tuesday, August 7th:

8:15-3:30 Elementary Co-teacher Training

     For a detailed schedule of the day, click here.

Secondary first At-Home day

Wednesday, August 8th:

8:20-3:30 First Secondary Normal Schedule Day

Thursday, August 9th

8:15-3:35 First Elementary Day

     There will be an extended morning gathering at the beginning of the day, 8:15 a.m.-8:30 a.m., for parents to pray over their students; 3rd-6th grade morning classes will have a slightly abbreviated schedule.

Friday, August 10th

1:15-2:30 First Friday Secondary Student Life Event--Teacher Mania

To see these events in a calendar view, visit the Monthly Calendar page

Field Day

April 23, 2018
By LPA staff

Lake Pointe Academy’s Field Day is coming up! We are so excited about this year’s specially planned family-centered event, and we hope that everyone can join us:

The Field Day this year will be Olympic themed! Students will be grouped by which grade they are in. They will design a team flag and then the games shall begin. There will be Olympic based field games, such as the javelin throw and the long jump, and medals will be won!

After our Olympic games, there will be a hamburger/hotdog dinner. Lake Pointe wil provide the drinks, hamburgers, and hotdogs; just bring a side dish or dessert to share!

To finish up the event, there will be a Parent Perfect event. One parent will team with their child(ren) and compete in the All-Sports golf challenge…for more info check out the YouTube video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lyAEL4Wqao). Due to time constraints, if you want to participate in this All-Sports golf challenge please email Mr. Miller with your name and the children’s names who are participating (cmiller.lpa@gmail.com).

Who’s invited? All elementary families and teachers!

When is it? Friday, May 4th at 4:00-8:00 PM. The games start around 4:00, and dinner is at 6:00!

Where is it? Camp Canaan Athletic Field and Picnic Pavillion (311 Sand Island Rd, Rock Hill SC)!

***This year Camp Canaan needs everyone who plans to attend to fill out a waiver form. If you plan on attending (if there is any chance), please click the link and fill out the form:  https://www.cognitoforms.com/CampCanaan1/CanaanWaiverLakePointe5418

Feel free to contact Mr. Miller at cmiller.lpa@gmail.com with any questions.

Scholarship Gold Interview Skills Workshop

March 30, 2018
By LPA staff

Lake Pointe’s mission highlights three actions: educating, encouraging, and equipping. By hosting this valuable workshop by Elizabeth Hartley of Scholarship Gold, LPA seeks to exercise students in the “equipping” category. This workshop will aim at teaching students how to prepare for dynamic and fruitful scholarship and college admissions interviews.

For more information on what the session will look like, please visit www. ScholarshipGold.com

WHO: All secondary students. Parents are invited to attend to hear what is presented.

WHAT: A practical workshop on interviewing skills that can give students a powerful edge for opportunities.

On the line are college admissions and scholarships, part time jobs, etc. Underneath the specific, this equipping session will help students to understand people skills, how to develop conversational skills, and how to relate to adults in formal settings, etc.

WHEN: Friday, April 13 from 1:00 to 3:15 p.m.

WHERE: Campus multipurpose room and classrooms

WHY: People skills open doors to opportunities, and people and communication skills can be developed through training.

In the same way that the Apostle Paul used his various Greek,Roman, and Hebrew training to spread the Gospel in various situations, students who are equipped can potentially pass through more doors, have more options, and relate to people across a wider and higher platform.  

HOW: Expect a presentation by Scholarship Gold’s Elizabeth Hartley, followed by break out practice sessions.

Mrs. Hartley will lead the program, which includes an engaging presentation. She uses stories, examples, and humor to help students assess their interviewing/relational skills and to then learn how to improve them.

**Students will meet at 1 p.m., meaning they will  need to bring their lunch for the opening part of the session.

There is a modest fee for this special session, due to the presenter’s charge and accompanying handout booklet. Participation cost is $15 per student.

For familes of multiples, all students after the first one registered will be $10 each.  
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Questions? Please email Mailbox@LPA - SC.com

Admissions and scholarships can be won and lost in the interview. Preparation is key!

Goodnight New York: High School Formal

March 29, 2018
By LPA staff

Who? 9th – 12th grade students and guests (9th – 12th grade).

What? We would like to invite you to “a New York City VIP evening on the river; think elegant, classy, and jazzy”! This is a time of fun, food, and dancing. Tickets can be bought at the front desk for $25.00 per student. Tickets will not be sold at the door and must be bought by the end of school Friday, April 20th (no exceptions will be made).

Where? Brakefield at Riverwalk in Rock Hill, SC (1111 Brakefield Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29730). The formal location sometimes does not show up on people’s GPS. It is in Riverwalk off Cherry rd. in Rock Hill SC, 29730. There are two things you can do if you find the gps in your phone not taking you to Brakefield.

1. Here is a link to google maps that shows the directions from LPA to Brakefield.

2. You can just go to google.com and search “directions to 1111 Brakefield Dr. Rock Hill, SC 29730 from [INSERT YOUR ADDRESS HERE]. Then click “directions” at the bottom right corner of the google maps box.

3. Most smart phones have GPS capabilities, turn “location” switch to on for your phone, go to google and do the above step 2 and it should give you step by step GPS directions as you drive.

When? Friday, April 20th from 7:00 – 11:00 pm.

Students not involved in set-up will not be admitted before 7:00 pm.

Dress? Students are to follow LPA’s standard dress code with the following modifications: girls may choose to wear strapless or sleeveless dresses. Guys, remember that this is a formal occasion and your attire should fit the setting (dress pants, collared shirt, dress shoes, or a suit and tie, or a tux). We would like to reiterate that formal attire overtly drawing attention to oneself, exposed cleavage, backless attire, skin-tight attire, bare bellies (to be clear, no stomach or back is to be showing whatsoever), see-through material in any part of the body of the dress, and outfits ending (including slits) more than 3 inches above the knee are not allowed. If needed, the dress code can be found on our web site at lakepointeacademy.com, by choosing the “About Us” tab and then the “Policies” tab. Please keep in mind that “backless attire” refers to revealing anything beneath the bottom of one’s shoulder blades, “bare bellies” refers to any part of the stomach being shown. Dresses must come no higher than 3 inches above the knee…materials that are see through do not count as length. Keep in mind that dancing will be taking place at the Formal and so check your dress for flexibility and also for how it does when pulling off some awesome dance moves. Guys if you are having questions whether or not your dress is formal appropriate feel free to text Mr. Miller a picture (704) 564-0819. Ladies if you have questions whether or not your dress is formal meets the regulations, feel free to text Mrs. Brewer a picture (803) 493-3451.

Guest? Who may participate

While many schools host a formal event for juniors and seniors, due to its modest sized high school, LPA includes all of its high school students. These 9th through 12th grade academy students are welcomed to invite one guest each, further adding to the number and diversity of attendees. A ninth grade student is defined as one registered as such, according to LPA criteria. This generally means a student who is currently engaging at least his or her fourth high school credit, including English I, who has attained the age of 14 years of age.

1. Invited guests of academy students: Guests of LPA high school students are welcome, according to the following criteria:

          · The guest is a currently enrolled high school student

          · The guest’s age is 14 on or before the event date. The age requirement further maintains the high school level attendance.

2. Guests must agree to abide by LPA’s “house rules” and general policies for the event:

· The LPA student host and his or her family agree to serve the guest in active hospitality:

        o Helping the guest to feel welcomed and introduced to others

        o Willing to help translate the LPA culture, and its approaches, policies, and rules, since a guest cannot be expected to have such knowledge on his or her own.

        o Willing to take ultimate responsibility for the guest’s participation, ensuring the guest’s conduct is within academy culture and boundaries.

*There is one form to turn in if you have a guest. The form must be signed by the LPA student and parents acknowledging their responsibility for the said guest AND signed by the LPA guest acknowledging that he or she will abide by the basic in-house rules at the LPA event. Both forms must be turned into the front desk by Wednesday, April 18th.

Exceptions for age or grade level

Exceptions will be considered in special circumstances, but these will generally be limited to older guests, such as those beyond high school, who are in a family approved relationship with a junior or senior. Such appeals should be made in writing and delivered directly to the Student Life Director within the stated guest review period.

Chaperones? There will be 7-8 staff members present throughout the entirety of the Formal.

Food? If you are willing and want to donate food for the Formal, you can find our food list on the google doc (click link below) and sign up for the various items. Again we are always thankful for parents who make these events happen…so thank you!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ElgFFB0ML8HZkLiXxLteXp1L0ATlDgQ8H4nez8Kn8Us/edit?usp=sharing

If you have any questions regarding the formal please email me at cmiller.lpa@gmail.com. Thanks!

Secondary Spirit Week and Sock Hop

January 31, 2018
By LPA staff

February 5th through the 9th will be a secondary spirit week with the sock hop to cap it off Saturday, February 10th. See below for details for each day's theme--reminder, all spirit day outfits must still follow LPA normal dress standards.

Monday, February 5th Meme Day: Dress up as your favorite meme and enter to win a $5 gift card; winner selected at connection.

Wednesday, February 7th Throwback: Dress up in the style of your parents when they were in high school OR grandparents to perhaps test out your future sock hop aspirations; winner selected at connection for a $5 gift card.

Friday, February 9th LPA Spirit: This is a class competition day! The class that is most and best decorated in LPA colors wins! Props are allowed, but the judging will take place inside at connection, so no cars as props.

Saturday, February 10th: Sock Hop! 7 pm-10 pm at LPA. Dress up in 50s style to really get into the theme. Note: This is an informal dance, which means we will be going by LPA NORMAL dress. Exception: dresses may be sleeveless, but they may not be strapless. As a reminder, dresses are to be at least knee length with no cleavage; the back of the dress is to be no lower than the armpits; there is to be no see-through fabric in any part of the dress that we have specified is to be covered.

This is a free dance, snack and desserts will be provided. If you would like to contribute to this, click here to sign up or email Mr. Miller at cmiller.lpa@gmail.com.

Guests must be in 7th-12th grade, and the LPA student needs to fill out a Guest Application Form and turn it into Mr. Miller by February 7th. Guest must follow LPA rules and dress code; LPA students are responsible for their guests' conduct and dress.

Winter Retreat 2018

December 11, 2017
By LPA staff

Who? All secondary students (7th- 12th grades) are invited.

What? Every year LPA hosts its annual secondary winter retreat at Bethelwoods Camp in York, SC. There will be team games, structured free time, Bible studies, musical worship, good food, and other activities planned out by your Student Service Council. Students will be dropped off at Bethelwoods Wednesday morning, and there will be the planned activities throughout the day. At night, girls and guys are separated into cabins to sleep. Thrusday, there will be another day of activities, and students will head home that night.

The retreat’s goal is to emphasize social and spiritual growth. This is a welcoming and safe environment to develop relationships with peers and with Christ.

If you are planning on coming to the retreat (which is completely free), please sign-up at (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1z79Fj7SldCZQqRibYM_sRI8EvXONeiLTJQDKQz-3u3A/edit?usp=sharing) or email Mr. Miller your name, grade, shirt size (adult sizes only) and any allergies you might have. If you want to gurantee you have a free winter-retreat shirt, please sign-up or send me your information by Saturday, December 16th by midnight! 

Where? Bethelwoods Camp (922 W Mt Gallant Rd, York, SC 29745). Drop-off and pick-up at Horton Lodge. For more info on Bethelwoods, check out http://www.bethelwoods.org/

When? Wednesday, January 3rd through Thursday, January 4th from 10:00 am (drop-off on Wednesday) to 9:00 pm (pick-up on Thursday night). 

Dress? Dress code for this event will be following NORMAL LPA DRESS. Shorts must come down to the knees and shirts must have sleeves covering the shoulders.

Chaperones? There will be at least 6 LPA staff members at all times and 8 overnight.

SEC Exam Schedule

November 29, 2017
By LPA staff

In an effort to prevent students from having to take two heavy writing exams (English and History) back to back on the same day and to protect the integrity of our final exams with a split class (9th grade), Lake Pointe is changing  the fall semester exam schedule to be as follows:

Wednesday, December 13th

1st Exam:  All English classes 7th-12th (8:30-10:00)

     Break (10:00-10:25)

2nd Exam:  All Sciences 7th -12th  (10:30-12:00)

    Campus Closes at 12:30

Friday, December 15th

1st Exam:  All History classes 7th-12th  (8:30-10:00)

     Break:  10:00-10:25

2nd Exam:  All Math Exams 7th-12th  (10:30-12:00)

     Christmas Social

     Campus Closes at 2:00

To view classroom assignments for exams, click here.

Dual Citizenship- Heavenly & U.S.

September 12, 2017
By LPA staff

Guest speaker Chad Connelly, National Director of Faith Engagement for the Republic National Committee and recent South Carolina Congress candidate, will be speaking to LPA secondary students, teachers, and parents on the topic of what does Washington D.C. have to do with Jerusalem. It will be a discussion on balancing our dual citizenship (Heaven and American)--How should a Christian interact as an American?

Following Mr. Connelly's presentation, there will then be a a small time for Q and A with a panel of veterans. This discussion will be preluded by a brief video, “National Anthem-A Platform for Patriotism or Protest?," which the panel will draw out and discuss. Students, parents, and teachers are encouraged to bring questions to ask the panel.

LPA Skate Night

July 27, 2017
By LPA staff

Before we join together in a year of academic pursuit, the Lake Pointe Community has one more opportunity to gather together to reconnect, rekindle, and start friendships.

Join us Wednesday, August 2nd from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. at Kate Skating Center (1530 Celanese Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29732) for skating and good conversation. Skating will cost $6.00 a head (this includes skates not blades [$3.00 extra] and no helmet). So if you want to wear a helmet you will need to bring one. Final pick-up for students who are dropped off will be 8:00 pm at Kate’s Skating Center.

For this event, please follow the LPA Athletic Dress Code. Sleeveless shirts must have straps that are three fingers wide and must not gap beneath the arm or you could just wear a T-shirt and not worry about it. Shorts must come down to the end of your fingertips when you arms are laid straight down by your sides. Be careful to wear shorts that don’t ride up as you are engaging in physical activity since we will be skating.

If you have any questions and/or concerns feel free to email LPA student life director, Chris Miler, at cmiller.lpa@gmail.com.

Summer Student Life Events

July 07, 2017
By LPA staff

There will be to opportunities this summer for secondary students and staff to fellowship and catch up as the long summer break comes to an end.

The first event will be a potluck dinner and field games held at the LPA campus Monday, July 17 from 5 to 7 pm. Those who attend should bring a dish to share in a potluck dinner. Afterwards, there will be field games such as gaga ball and soccer. Near the end of the event, students and staff will have an opportunity to pray over the upcoming school year.

The second event will be a bonfire hosted at the Miller household (1815 Sherrer rd, York SC 29745) on Monday, July 24 from 7 to 9pm. Snacks will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring bug spray.

Both events will be outside, and the weather will be decently hot. Please be sure that your dress aligns with the LPA Athetic Dress code.

New Secondary Student Events

June 22, 2017
By LPA staff

Two event will be held in early July specifically for new secondary students! These events will be a fun and easy way for new secondary students to connect with each other, student service council members, and the student life directors, Christ and Karis Miller.

First, a new student dinner:

New secondary students and their parents are invited to dinner at the Miller’s house Thursday, July 6th from 5-7 pm. Along with a delicious home-cooked meal there will be games and time for everyone to get to know each other. If you plan on coming, please RSVP to Mr. Miller at karisandchris@gmail.com.

Second, Mexican Food and Bowling:

New secondary students are invited to join the Millers and student service council for a lunch of Mexican food at Rae Azteca (located in Lake Wylie), and bowling at Bowl and Bounce (Lake Wylie). This event will be July 11th from 12:30- 3 pm. Please RSVP to Mr. Miller at karisandchris@gmail.com if you plan on coming.

Jan. Parent meeting

December 30, 2016
By LPA staff

Tue., Jan. 10, 2017    Parent - Teacher: training & encouragement

On each year’s academic calendar, LPA schedules one or two days for parent training and encouragement activities to start each semester. These days look different from semester to semester, depending upon felt needs. For this year, the academic committee has decided to focus upon very practical and strategic matters, based upon what the parents will face in the new term.

Elementary parents

  • This semester’s activities for elementary parents focus on parent-teacher interaction in strategic subjects.
  • The sessions are scheduled only for the morning on Tuesday, so that parents can get what they need and be done by noon.
  • Elementary middle grade parents (5th and 6th) have a special session with grade level supervisor Shay Wilkerson.

Secondary parents

  • Secondary parents do not need to attend on Monday or Tuesday. There is nothing planned for secondary parents on these January days.
  • Instead, there will be one-hour morning assembly for parents, students, and teachers on the first on-campus day, Wed. Jan. 11.
  • Additionally, for 7th and 8th grade parents, there will be a special session with grade level supervisor Shay Wilkerson to follow the assembly.
     

The following is the elementary parent-teacher meeting schedule for Tue., Jan. 10

  • The sessions are designed to minimize overlap for parents of multiple students, but since families have differing age combinations, there is no way to eliminate this inconvenience of a parent being asked to be in two places at one time. In cases of schedule conflict, the best general advice is for the parent to go where he or she feels will offer the greatest benefit.
  • The day is for adults, - for parents and teachers to connect, to benefit, and to enjoy. Students will get their chance to come to campus on Thursday’s first day!

 

 

 

K5

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

1

8:30
to 10:00

Parents meet with
Mrs. Knight

 

 

Parents meet with
Mrs. Haese

 

Parents meet with
Mrs. DeSa

 

 

Parents meet with
Mrs. Goodwin

Parents meet with
Mrs. Lunsford

2

10:15

to 11:45

 

 

 

Parents meet with
Mrs. Jackson

Parents meet with
Mrs. Lunsford

Early Middle School Meeting
(Grades 5-6)
with Shay Wilkerson

 

 

11:45

End of parent involvement

 

7-12th Winter Retreat

December 14, 2016
By LPA staff

WINTER RETREAT

9 am Tuesday, January 3rd to 9 pm Wednesday, January 4th

Every year we host our annual secondary winter retreat at Bethelwoods Camp in York, SC.  There will be team games, structured free time, Bible studies, musical worship, good food, and other activities planned out by your Student Service Council.  Students will be dropped off at Bethelwoods and begin the activities for the day.  At night, girls and guys are separated into cabins to sleep.  They will wake up and have another day of activities and head home that night.  This is a really good time and safe environment to develop relationships with one another and with Christ.  The retreat’s goal is to emphasize social and spiritual growth.  If you are planning on coming to the retreat (which is completely free), please sign-up here

There will be more details to come as we get closer to the time of the retreat (packing list, chaperone list, list of rules, etc.). 

Who? All secondary students (7th- 12th grades) are invited.

Where? Bethelwoods Camp (922 W Mt Gallant Rd, York, SC 29745).  Drop-off and pick-up at Horton Lodge.  For more info on Bethelwoods, check out http://www.bethelwoods.org/

When? Tuesday January 3rd through Wednesday January 4th from 10:00 am (drop-off on Tuesday) to 9:00 pm (pick-up on Wednesday night).  You might notice that this is a one-night retreat instead of two-night retreat.  However, though we are staying one less night, we end up having just about the same amount of waking hours with one another.

Dress? Dress code for this event will be following NORMAL LPA DRESS.  Shorts must come down to the knees and shirts must have sleeves covering the shoulders.

Teen Pact

December 14, 2016
By LPA staff

TEENPACT

~ While this is not an LPA sponsored event, we do appreciate TeenPact’s mission. ~

“TeenPact trains young people to be leaders who will impact the nation and world for Jesus Christ. This is a comprehensive leadership experience that challenges students to grow both personally and spiritually. During the week, students will enjoy meeting and interacting with other Christian young people and leaders from across their state. Students will come away from TeenPact with a realization of their spiritual capacity as young people and a desire to change America for Christ.” 

The dates for South Carolina's TeenPact in the state capitol in Columbia are:

                   April 10-13 and April 17-20 for the 4-day Camp (ages 13-19)

Interested? Contact Marcia Payne for more details at paynemarcia3@gmail.com!

Or, check out TeenPact’s website at teenpact.com!

SEC exams Fall 2016

December 06, 2016
By LPA staff

Final Week & Exam Schedule  

Grades 7-12           Fall 2016

 

For a PDF copy of the schedule, click here.

MONDAY                            Dec. 12, 2016

* All classes meet at regularly scheduled times

* Elective exams (5th and 6th period) if not already held

Elective exams can be the previous week, with other culminating activity on Monday

Elective exams can be multiple part – spread across two days

TUESDAY                                Dec. 13                 @home / review

WEDNESDAY                    Dec. 14

8:15    a.m.                              Campus opens

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.                      1st period class exams

10:30 – 10:50 a.m.           Break (no Connection Assembly)

10:55 – 12:30 p.m.           2nd period class exams

 12:30 --  1:00 p.m.                   Lunch

 1:15 p.m.                                Final student departure

THURSDAY                                       Dec. 15                 @home / review

FRIDAY                               Dec. 16

 8:15    a.m.                             Campus opens

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.                      3rd period class exams

10:30 – 10:50 a.m.                   Break (no Connection Assembly)

10:55 – 12:30 p.m.                   4th period class exams

 12:30 --   2:30 p.m.                   Lunch & Semester End Social

                2:30 p.m.                 Final student departure

 

Exam Notes

Plan to respect exam-taking sessions with seriousness to honor other students and the percentage of the final grade attached to the exams.

Exams cover “Big picture,” key concept, mastery-level content to celebrate and attest to student knowledge gained over the semester.

  • Students are to remain silently in classrooms for the entire exam period, even after all students have finished.
  • Exams will be in the regular classroom unless otherwise noted.
  • No assemblies are planned on Wednesday or Friday, allowing students to enjoy more social and snack time between the silent tests.
  • The additional time provided for each exam is intended to allow students to finish in a relaxed manner.
  • The school day is SHORTER than normal. Students and families, especially those with partial schedules, need to note times and make appropriate arrangements.
  • No electronic devices will be accessible to students during testing. No i-pods, cell phones, mp3’s, i-pads, ear buds, etc. Students must turn OFF all devices and place in book bags. Handling of e-devices during testing will be assumed to be cheating.
  • Students need to bring a book, magazine, crossword or other non-electronic diversion in case they complete an exam before end time.
  • Normal classroom and campus policies and practices are in effect, including dress standards, unless otherwise stated.
  • No food or drinks in classrooms.
    Bottled water is allowed.

Fine Arts Night

December 03, 2016
By LPA staff

Fine Arts Night will be held Thursday, Dec 8, 2016.

The program will begin at 6:30 p.m., and is expected to last until approximately 8:00 or so. 

Come join for a great night of music, drama, and displays, featuring the art classes and the primary, elementary, and secondary music classes, along with elementary drama.

This Christmas performance features the musicians and drama players working together in a musical production, "Christmas in Exodus."

There will be snacks for sale during the performance's intermission, and all proceeds will benefit the Fine Arts program.

Want to donate some baked goods, please e-mail mailbox@lpa-sc.com to the attention of Mrs. Mary Finns.

 

 

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