Middle School Weekly Notes




September 29th, 2017

Dear Middle School Parents and Students,


Upcoming Events and Dates

Monday, October 2nd

  • MS Cross Country Meet @ Trinity Prep

Tuesday, October 3rd

  • College T-Shirt Day

Wednesday, October 4th

  • 8th Grade Only – Spirit Dress Day
  • Courtesy of Samri Samuel, winner of the 2016-2017 LHPS Fashion Day Grade-Level Wednesday Spirit Day!

Thursday, October 5th

  • 7th Grade Star Party 7:00 to 9:00pm

Friday, October 6th

  • End of the 1st Quarter –Early Dismissal

Monday, October 9th

  • No School – Teacher Workday

Tuesday, October 10th

  • Start of 2nd Quarter

Tuesday, October 10th

  • MS Cross Country Championship Meet @ Trinity Prep



Message From Security

After being on the Lake Highland main campus for 15 plus years, I'm now so pleased to be here at the Charles Clayton Campus and getting to work with this incredible administration, faculty, and staff.  In addition, I enjoy getting to know your students.   I want to take this time and say thank you for making our morning drop-off so great. I appreciate your patience and willingness to work with our team to keep our campus and students safe and secured.  If you need anything regarding traffic, parking,  or security please feel free to contact me.

Brian Shelton, CCC LHPS Security Officer 


Middle School Visitation Day

On the morning of October 11th, we will be inviting families interested in joining Lake Highland to the Charles Clayton Campus for a Middle School Visitation Day!

During this 90 minute event we will host prospective parents and students, give a tour of the middle school, provide an informational overview of our curriculum,  and showcase our campus offerings and culture. Please feel free to share this event information with any friends who might have an interest in becoming Highlanders for their middle school aged children!

Middle School Visitation Day RSVP


7th Grade Celebrates World Space Week!

Next week all 7th graders will travel to the Emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College.  The students will leave campus around 9 AM and return to campus around 11 AM.  The specific mentor groups going to the planetarium on each day is as follows:

Monday 10/2: Mrs. Brewer, Mr. Daugherty, & Mr. Lee

Tuesday 10/3: Mrs. Robertson, Mr. Young, & Mr. Vander Meulen

Wednesday 10/4: Mrs. Robelo, Mrs. Pazmino, & Mr. Hujik

Thursday 10/5: Mrs. Glenn/Gerhardt, Ms. Witengier, & Mrs. Simon

The 7th grade annual Star Party will be held on Thursday, October 5 from 7-9 PM on the Middle School Field.  Students should bring blankets or chairs to enjoy an outdoor movie & snacks while we wait for the sky to darken.  Telescopes will be available courtesy of the Central Florida Astronomical Society for viewing the planets and moon.  It’ll be a fun time celebrating our study of astronomy!


Halloween Costume Collection 

Clean out your closets and share the excitement of Halloween! The Lower School Student Council and the Upper School Leadership Class are collecting gently used costumes for donation to Ivey Lane Elementary. We appreciate those who have already dropped off their contributions and, due to the disruption caused by Hurricane Irma, the collection has been extended to Friday, October 6th.  The yellow collection bins are located in the front and at the back of the Lower School, by the front doors of the Middle School, and outside the Upper School office. To help the sorting process, please put the costume in a large zip lock bag labeled with the size and gender of the costume.  We greatly appreciate your support!


Dance Master Class Series for 6th-12th Graders

The LHPS Dance Department is offering a Master Class Series again this year. There will be no charge and it is offered to all 6th-12th Graders at Lake Highland. The Master Class will meet on Sunday afternoons from 2:00pm to 4:00pm in The Blackbox Theater or in The LHPS Dance Studio.

  • October 15th- Improv/Artistic Expressions class with Linda Elchak. I recommend this class for all dancers and theater students.  Linda has trained from the top Institute’s in New York and we are lucky to have her locally. This class will meet in the Dance Studio at the Annex.
  • November 5th is a Musical Theater/Jazz class with Crystal Edwards who toured with the amazing company Diavolo who was just in ‘America’s Got Talent’ as a finalist. We are so excited to have her share her talents with our students.  This class will meet in the Blackbox Theater.

To register for the class please e-mail the Dance Instructor, Ms. Korte, at rkorte@lhps.org with your student’s name, grade and a contact number.


LHPA Fashion Day

LHPA Fashion Day 2017, The Art of Fashion. Don’t miss the event of the year! Raffle and auction items include luxury travel, exclusive sports events, jewelry, cutting-edge fashion, one-of-a-kind adventures with your favorite teachers, and so much more! Plus you’ll get to enjoy a professional runway show, mimosas and incredible shopping! Have a business to promote? Last minute auction donations are welcome. Contact Dusty Milner: dustymilner@cfl.rr.com.


Heart of a Highlander Thanks You!

Our second annual Heart of a Highlander Day of Service, Wednesday, September 20th, was a huge success!   More than 1000 serving commitments were fulfilled by student and parent volunteers in partnership with 40 non-profit organizations across the Greater Orlando area.  The feedback from the day has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic.  Thank you, Highlanders, for the love and generosity you have demonstrated by giving of your time and talents.   Our charity partners are immensely grateful for your serving hands and we hope your Highlander hearts were truly touched by the experience.

 Arnold Palmer Development Center, Asbury United Church, Basket Brigade, Bridge of Light, Care Packages for the Homeless, Catholic Charities Food Pantry, Chance 2 Dance, Clean the World, Coalition for the Homeless, Devereux Boys Foster Home, Dorscher Transitional Foster Home, Equine Angels, Florida Hospital Transplant Center, Foundation for Foster Children, Freedom Middle School, Give Kids the World, Grace Medical Home, Harvest Time International, Howard Phillips Center for, Children & Families, Hurricane Harvey Pet Assist, Kids Beating Cancer Center, Mayflower Retirement Center, New Image Youth Center, Orlando Union Rescue Mission, Pet Alliance,Quest Kids Academy, Ronald McDonald House Arnold Palmer Medical Center, Ronald McDonald House, Florida Hospital, Second Harvest Food Bank, Shepherd's Hope, The Center Orlando, Thornton Gardens Assisted Living, United Against Poverty, United Cerebral Palsy, Veteran’s Hospital, Walk to End Alzheimers, Wedgefield Senior Citizens, Westminster Towers Assisted Living, Winter Park Day Nursery, Women's & Children's Center of Orlando

  •  Heart of a Highlander Photos

            Please view photos posted to the LHP flickr site located here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lhps/sets/

  •  Heart of a Highlander 2018 Planning

            A Heart of a Highlander Parent Interest Gathering will be held this spring for those who would like to assist with planning for 2018.  Watch for the invitation in the April Directors’ Notes.


LHPS Veterans Day Celebration

LAST CALL FOR photos of your veteran family members for our Friday, November 10th, 2017 Veterans Salute, “THE TORCH IS PASSED”.  A feature will honor our currently serving and US military veterans as well as a highlight of currently serving and veteran females. We would like to include a photo of your family member IN UNIFORM.  We will be using the headshot only. Please send the best quality photo to Lhpsvideo@gmail.com  by noon this Wednesday, October 4th.


The Gina Martin Run​​​​​​​
The 9th annual Gina Martin Run registration is live!  Please go to https://shopsports.americommerce.com/store/c/29-GINA-MARTIN-RUN.aspx to register.  Please note registration will close on October 15th.  There will be no day of race registrations.  Thank you for continuing to make this event a success!


UPDATE: Marks/Highland Intersection Closure

Hurricane Irma delayed work and progress on the Marks/Highland intersection. The new estimated opening of the intersection is early November. With the utilities in place and functional, the construction company is now completing “surface work,” which includes re-installing pavers, sidewalks, curbs, traffic signal lines, and underground wiring/electronics. Thank you for your patience as the City and construction company work to finish the intersection.


Have a great weekend and Go Highlanders!!!



The Middle School Administration Team

Derek Daly, M.Ed
Director of the Middle School
Charles Clayton Campus
407-206-1900 ext. 2000  |  ddaly@lhps.org 

Sandy Hevner M.S
Associate Director/School Counselor
Charles Clayton Campus
407-206-1900 ext. 2000  |  shevner@lhps.org 

Lauren Maxwell M.Ed
Associate Director Curriculum/Instruction
Charles Clayton Campus
407-206-1900 ext. 2000  |  lmaxwell@lhps.org 

Tim Borcky
Associate Director Campus Affairs/Dean of Students
Charles Clayton Campus
407-206-1900 ext. 2000  |  tborcky@lhps.org





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