40 Years a Teacher | Lessons Learned from Mike Arsenault

LCS faculty member Mike Arsenault P ’00 ’03 ’04 retired in June 2022 after forty years. Mike joined the school as a teacher in September of 1982 following correspondences with Headmaster Terry Guest earlier that spring. Committed to lifelong learning, Mike conducted research, published articles, and often drafted memos to school leadership regarding topics such as the Socialization of Young Adults and proposing a teacher purchase plan for computers. He taught Biology, Earth Science and Environmental Science, has led the Science and Technology department, and has been the Head of Brown House and Grove House. He mentored countless teachers new to the profession and fostered a love of science in many Grove students. Mike, a champion of windsurfing, not only developed this program at LCS, but also kept our students safe as the Director of Waterfront. Trying to include all that Mike has given to LCS in 40 years is…

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Lakefield College School Launches A New Leadership Course Dedicated to Community and Connection

One of Lakefield College School’s defining characteristics is its long-held commitment to developing leadership and character in students. We offer a unique Leadership, Character, and Values program that reaches students across grade levels and focuses on four key pillars of development. Key Pillars of Development Grade 9: Self-Confidence Grade 10: Stewardship Grade 11: Citizenship Grade 12: Leadership By the time students reach Grade 12 at LCS, they have built a strong foundation to put their leadership skills into practice and are given meaningful opportunities to lead the way for their younger peers. For example, our senior students gain the opportunity to participate in our Grade 12 Senior-in-Charge (SIC) program and (traditionally) enroll in our School Life Class. This year, we are broadening opportunities for our Grade 12 students by offering a new leadership course: Community and Connect Class.  The Community and Connect Class (CCC) complements our School Life Class and…

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Everything You Need to Know About Sports at LCS

Want to learn more about sports at LCS? Athletics Director, Mr. Adam Ross answers some of our most frequently asked questions below! How is the athletics program structured at LCS? LCS is proud to offer 46 co-curricular athletic programs, which is one of the largest breadths of co-curricular offerings in Canada. Thirty-three of these programs are competitive teams that compete in the Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA). To reap the many social, physical, and mental health benefits of engaging in physical activity, each student is required to participate in co-curriculars at least four days per week and at least one athletic co-curricular throughout the year, although many of our students choose to do more. It’s not uncommon to find a student who balances a diverse blend of activities, like Dance, Soccer, and Team Sailing. What organizations and organizing bodies is LCS affiliated with and what does this mean? As an…

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