You Don’t Find the Sugar Shack, The Sugar Shack Finds you

Smell is one of our most powerful senses. It evokes memories long forgotten. A particular aroma can take you straight back to childhood, vividly recalling your mother’s favourite spaghetti sauce. Or perhaps the first time you visited the local fair. For Lakefield College School’s Head of Cooper House and Outdoor Education Assistant, Garret Hart, his memory comes alive with the smell of maple syrup. When he describes the first time he came across the Sugar Shack at LCS, he doesn’t just tell a story—he paints a poignant, elaborate, detailed picture. “I was walking through the ropes course behind Colebrook House, and there was this amazing smell wafting through the air. I’ll never forget it. I followed it to see a motorcycle parked by a little tin shack. There sat Ken Sunderland in a puffy yellow down vest, casually reading an article from the American Association of Physicists. I remember it…

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Exploring the Ever-Shifting Landscape of Education

Collaboration Leads to Connection Since November, 61 LCS staff members across all school departments have participated in 15 professional development trips. We’ve visited leading-edge organizations and businesses like MaRS Discovery District, Shopify, Evergreen Brickworks, the Centre for Social Innovation, and the Peterborough and Kawarthas Innovation Cluster; and educational institutions such as the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (CTSI), The Global Online Academy (GOA), the Rotman School of Management, the Universities of Ottawa and Toronto, and a number of public and independent schools. We’ve explored topics related to strategic property and infrastructure development, grade-less assessment, teaching, and entrepreneurship, while focusing on the ever-shifting landscape of education and jobs. Below are a few of the high-level observations made by our faculty and staff capturing what they believe to be key skill sets, characteristics and environments essential for LCS to consider while exploring how best to prepare students for success. Skills Students Will Need in The Future…

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The Secrets of Painting, Drawing and Art as a Whole: Art is About Failure

Dasha Egudkina '18, Peter Dalglish Art Award Recipient, from her Chapel Speech “Knowing that there are people who hold the Fine Arts close to their hearts, so much so that they would contribute to an award such as this is a huge deal to me. The award symbolizes hope, and when people have hope in my work it makes me all the more motivated to do what I do. The Dalglish family makes the art program at LCS something to be proud of, taking it beyond an art class and allowing artists to have the right opportunities to make their dreams a reality.” Dasha Egudkina '18 I have been drawing and painting for as long as I can remember. It has always been a part of my identity for God knows why, but knowing that art is an essential part of who I am, I have continued to paint. Many…

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