The LCS Global Ideas Institute Team Tackles Digital Safety

  On Friday, April 23, 2021, Halle Lawson ’21, Caroline Chen ’21, Branton Hung ’21, Dylan Clement ’21, Yeseo Kim ’22, and Emilia Volke ’21 pitched their solution to the question: “How can we bolster the digital safety of marginalized communities?” at the Global Ideas Initiative (GII) Virtual Symposium. In consultation with industry professionals, the students worked together for months to create an innovative, forward-thinking response to this issue. Read their full pitch below.  How can we bolster the safety of marginalized communities? Today, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, our kitchen tables have become home offices and bedrooms are classrooms. COVID has made remote work and study facts of life. In a society filled with technology, students without access to the highest quality of cyber knowledge or security are being left behind. Schools in lower socioeconomic areas are unable to give their students this necessary education. This lack of education…

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An Interview with Kohl Kuntz, the new Farmer at LCS

We are pleased to welcome Kohl Kuntz, in a new role as Lead Farmer for Lakefield College School. Kohl is joining our community to help create (and maintain) a ½ acre vegetable garden at our Northcote Campus. At LCS, we are committed to inspiring students to become leaders who care, connect, and contribute – in their community and more broadly, to the environment by creating a school garden on our campus.  Ultimately, our goal is to provide food directly to our Dining Hall with the hope that our students will learn to connect nature and environmental stewardship practices to food production and regenerative principles. We spoke to Kohl to learn more about his background and the ten steps he’s taking to breathe new life into Northcote with the inauguration of the school garden. Tell us about your background and how you came to LCS.  I grew up in North Bay,…

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Preparing for the Transition from Elementary to Secondary School through Grove Prep for Grade 9

A smooth transition from elementary to secondary school is a peaceful transition for the student, their family, and the other people involved in the child’s life. After two atypical school years that included a combination of virtual, in-person, and hybrid learning, accompanied by stressful world events, many students face increased worry about transitioning from Grade 8 to Grade 9. In order to foster student success at the academic and social levels, Lakefield College School is offering Grove Prep for Grade 9.  What is Grove Prep for Grade 9? Grove Prep for Grade 9 is intended for students entering Grade 9 in an Ontario secondary school. This five-day intensive program will help prepare students for high school, both academically and socially by exposing them to key course material and immersing them in hands-on, outdoor activities on our beautiful 155-acre, waterfront campus. Students will spend their mornings reviewing key math, science, and…

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