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May, 2014

 

Beacon Bash

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Lake Harbor Middle School’s Positive School Intervention Program recently awarded both students and teachers for their hard work and achievement with a beacon bash.  Pictured are two of our teacher winners, Music Teacher Melissa Rousseau and Band Director, Becky Hicks.

 

 

Robotics Challenge Held at
World War II Museum

The “Titanium Owls” from Lake Harbor took part in the recent Robotics Challenge held by the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. The event attracted 33 middle school student teams from across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Texas.

Held in the Museum’s US Freedom Pavilion in the Boeing Center in May, the second annual Robotics Challenge awarded the efforts of robotics teams who had been working together over a period of four months, designing, building, and programming autonomous robots using the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robotics platform.

The mission was to develop a system of safer troop transport they could have used for D-Day. Teams scored points on the WWII-themed playing field by completing assignments like deciphering an encrypted message, avoiding beach obstacles, unloading soldiers from a Higgins boat and delivering airborne troops to the drop zone. In addition to building a robot, each team completed a research project in which they designed a device to improve the safety of troops landing on Omaha and Utah beaches. Teams built a model of their device, wrote a government proposal and filmed a promotional video.

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Members of the Lake Harbor Middle School "Titanium Owls" watch as their robot delivers a canister.

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The "cool robot" put in a special appearance at the Lake Harbor team effort
at the National World War II Museum.

 

Magazine Sale Picnic

The top sellers in all 3 grade levels for Lake Harbor's Magazine sale were treated to a limo ride and picnic this week.  Students had pizza, treats and played at the Mandeville City Hall Park.  


Pictured are 6th graders, back row left to right, Sophie Ebert, Caitlyn Gagnon, Julia LeBeouf, Jordyn Arabie, Ashton Ebert and Emma Ebert and on the front row are Brett Stow, Sarah Baudouin, and Whitney Blocker.

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District Attorney Award

Each year an outstanding student is chosen in each grade level for the District Attorney’s Award.  This student is an excellent role model for other students who displays exemplary leadership qualities. 

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Lake Harbor Middle School would like to congratulate the 6th Grade 2013 -2014 DA Award recipient.  Pictured is District Attorney’s office representative Kim DeBrock and 6th grade student Sophie Ebert.

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Pictured is fifth  grader Trent McKinney and District Attorney representative Martha Elliot.

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Pictured is fourth grader Elise Strain and District Attorney representative Harold Bartholomew.

 

Awards Day

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Lake Harbor Middle School recently held its Awards Day Ceremony.  One sixth grade student receives the DAR award.  This student exhibits exemplary qualities of honesty, patriotism, service to school and community, individual responsibilities, leadership qualities and positive peer interaction. Pictured are DAR representative Glenda Nantz and winner sixth grade student Emma Ebert.

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Lake Harbor Middle School would like to congratulate its 2014 fifth grade Principal’s Award winner Ashlyn Anderson. Each year the principal chooses a deserving student for this honor.  Pictured is fifth grader Ashlyn Anderson and principal Susan Patin.

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Lake Harbor Middle School would like to congratulate its 2014 Grade 4 Principal’s Award recipient, Brendon Chatmon.  This deserving student was  chosen by the principal because of his hard work and perseverance.  Pictured is student Brendon Chatmon and principal Susan Patin.

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Lake Harbor Middle School would like to congratulate its 2014 Grade 6 Principal’s Award recipient, Connor Gregoire.  Each year one student from each grade level is chosen for this special award.

 

 

Local Author Visits Class


Local author Erica Spindler visited Adaline Rutherford’s sixth grade class at Lake Harbor Middle School recently to explain to the students about writing and publishing books, activities which they have been studying in their classrooms this past year. She also shared with them how she became a New York Times “best-selling” author.

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Ms. Spindler has written more than 30 books, some of which have been published internationally, and she brought some of the foreign-language editions with her to show the students. A former resident of New Orleans who now lives in Mandeville, she was excited about her latest book, “Justice for Sara,” which takes place in St. Tammany Parish and showcases many local settings familiar to the students. It takes place in a fictional town called “Liberty” which resembles Madisonville, she said, “but has a town square.”

A number of parents were invited to take part in the gathering, known as the “Author’s Tea,” an annual event in which students unveil the books they have written about themselves, their past and future interests. The classroom project involves the students using every letter of the alphabet to begin topics about their lives. The assignment calls upon them to use imagery, figurative language, and other writing skills they have been studying all year long, Ms. Rutherford explained.

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Ms. Spindler, left, and Teacher Adaline Rutherford

“The students write dedications, add illustrations, edit and revise, and then they take it home at the end of the year,” she said. Each student’s book features a “time capsule” in the back and a letter from the teacher. “It’s a wonderful keepsake that will last for many years,” Ms. Rutherford said.

Every student at Lake Harbor produces a book each year, but individual teachers decide what the topic will be for the books in their class.

Ms. Spindler enjoyed visiting with the students and their parents, signing their books, and sharing with them how she writes her books.

Her writing career started years ago when she got a cold, went to the local K&B Drug Store for some medicine, and the clerk put a free romance novel in her bag when she checked out. “I had always loved to read, but never thought of being a writer,” she said. She read the book, “got hooked,” went on a romance novel reading frenzy, and that led to a decision to try to write one herself.

“I had trained to be an artist, but as soon as I started writing, I knew that writing was what I wanted to do,” Ms. Spindler said. “It’s my favorite way to use my creativity.”

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Parents enjoying their children's books.

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World Culture Day

On April 30th, 6th grade students at Lake Harbor Middle School participated in their annual World Culture Day. Throughout the day, students were immersed in information about four countries from parent volunteers-Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, and India. The students also sampled foods from around the world. 

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Pictured are Doris Yannini with her daughter Teresa who spoke of life in Mexico. Mrs. Yaninni presented about her life & growing up in Mexico. The kids really enjoyed her presentation and were interested by the facts she shared about life in Mexico. Teresa helped her with the power point she used to show the kids.

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Pictured are Paxton Ballard, Cullen Bivona, Joey Keller, and Brandon Nolan.

 

 

Evening With The Stars

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The families of Lake Harbor students were treated to a night of music, drama, art and more.  The entire school was decorated with the art work of the students.  The families were invited to attend the performances that were taking place around the school.

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Dance Party

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Lake Harbor Middle School held a dance party for those students who sold two cases of chocolate during the World’s Finest Chocolate fundraiser.  The money raised will help Lake Harbor purchase technology for the students to use. The students were treated to games, music and prizes. Fun was had by all!!

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April, 2014

 

Student Wins State Finalist Honors In
Google Doodle Contest

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Artwork by Lake Harbor Middle School fifth grade student Skye Howard has made her the Louisiana state finalist in this year’s “Doodle 4 Google” contest. Thousands of entries were submitted in the annual competition that asks K-12 students to re-design the Google logo for a day. Two hundred and fifty entries were selected to represent the 50 states in five grade ranges.

Her artwork was the focal point of a special presentation at the school Tuesday morning as representatives from Google, the internet search website, congratulated her for being one of the 50 state finalists in the 2014 Doodle4Google contest. A five foot by eight foot banner featuring the artwork submitted by Miss Howard was unveiled on the auditorium stage during the special ceremony hosted by Jaime Forman-Lau and Robin Norvell.

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Skye Howard, center, with two of the Google representatives

Doodle 4 Google is a competition where K-12 students use their artistic talents to redesign Google’s homepage logo for millions to see. A Google spokesman said, “We believe that dreaming about future possibilities leads to tomorrow’s leaders and inventors, so this year we invited U.S. kids to exercise their creative imaginations around the theme, "If I Could Invent One Thing to Make the World a Better Place..."

After the finalists were announced by Google, online voting began for the overall winner, who is determined by which drawing gets the largest number of votes. The voting will continue through May 9 at the following link: www.google.com/doodle4google. Final awards will be given on May 21 at Google’s Headquarters in Mountain View, CA, at an event to which all 50 state winners will be invited.

Howard’s drawing has a message behind it. It shows a robot called “Eco-bot” which can collect trash and turn it into usable things, even seeds, illustrating the life cycle of the earth. Seeds are the earth’s greatest treasures, according to Skye, so Eco-bot has an important mission. The drawing took about four and a half hours to draw, she said.

The overall winning artwork will be placed on the Google website on June 9.

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Unveiling the drawing

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Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III, stated, “We are certainly proud of our Louisiana state finalist in this year’s Doodle4Google contest, Skye Howard from Lake Harbor Middle School. She has put together an impressive and meaningful piece of art, combining her love of the environment and drawing. I’m going online to give her my vote.”

During the Tuesday morning program, the Google representatives presented students and teachers with an entertaining overview of how Google could be used in the classroom, from travelling around the world with Google maps, to visiting virtual art galleries, and searching for items using voice inquiries. They were impressed with Lake Harbor’s student questions about Google, mostly about the projected dates of commercial availability of Google’s driverless car and Google glass.

Barbara Dooley, Skye’s Talented Art Teacher, has had four students win honors in the Doodle4Google contest over the past several years. Ms. Dooley is retiring this year as an art teacher, but she has always had all of her students submit entries into each year’s Doodle4Google contest.

Google even brought enough T-Shirts, with Skye’s drawing imprinted on them, to distribute to the entire fifth grade. The students wore them to the ceremony and cheered her on.
The 50 state winners will have their artwork displayed in an online gallery on the Doodle4Google website. Doodles are judged on artistic merit, creativity, and how well they communicate the theme.

Principal Patin said Lake Harbor had another state winner in the Doodle4Google contest four years ago. Doodles on the Google homepage began in 1998 to mark special occasions and events.

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Support Employee of the Year

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Mrs. Sonya Tracey was Lake Harbor's Support employee of the year for the 2013-2014 school year and was also awarded the District Support Employee of the year. At the April 10th school board meeting she was honored and many of her LHM friends were there to support her!! From left to right are Konnie Knight, Cindy Lovecchio, Bonnie Poirier, Julie Howell, Tracey, Christy Klipsch, Heidi Edmonston, and  Mickey Treadaway. In front, Shanta Hollier and Principal Susan Patin. 

 


March, 2014

 

District Honor Band

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Lake Harbor had 17 students participating in the District Honor Band this year. On the back row, from left to right, are Julie Hirstius,  Makenzie Owens, Sarah Kruger, Alex Ragas, Keith Romero,  Preston Canale,  Dominic Howell,  Graham Rafferty, Aiden Dyer,  and Mrs. Hicks, Band Director. On the front row are Gwyneth Hughes,  Adrian Romani,  Abby Harrison, Patrick Pitts,  Alex Maassen,  Ashton Ebert, Andre Bernard,  and Brennon Fanguy.

 

Chocolate Fundraiser

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Siblings Dorian and Lauraleigh Weber were the Top sellers of the PTA World's Finest Chocolate fundraiser held at Lake Harbor. Pictured are Karla Long and Melissa Falcone, Fundraiser chairpersons along with Dorian and Lauraleigh. 

 

Accelerated Reading

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These students are the top readers at Lake Harbor.  Pictured are 5th grader Gunnar Colwell  with 234.0 AR (Accelerated Reading) points , 4th grader Lorelai Mitchell with 236.5 AR points and 6th grader  Dominic Howell with AR 178.1 points!!  We are so proud of all their hard work! 

 

Blast Off Celebration

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Lake Harbor para, Juliana Cloud, paints the face of Preston Benjamin, a 4th grader at the 3 rd grading period PBS "Blast Off". Lake Harbor holds a Beacon Bash quarterly to celebrate successes in the school throughout the grading period, and the "Blast Off" is an after-party for students who earn extra stamps for good behavior.

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Cup stacking game at Blast Off PBS Celebration

 

PI Day

Lake Harbor Middle School celebrated its second annual PI Day Recital Challenge on March 14, 2014. Students in Ms. Suzanne Buras, Mrs. Ashley Brazan and Mrs. Susan Doss’ gifted classes competed. Students compete to see who can memorize the most digits of PI. The winner receives a pie! Winners are 1st place Nicholas Kao (6th grade) memorized 101 digits of PI; 2nd place Sierra Ballard (6th grade) memorized 75 digits of PI; and 3rd place Elise Strain (4th grade) memorized 65 digits of PI.

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Pictured from left to right are Elise Strain , Nicholas Kao, and Sierra Ballard.

 

Fitness Meet Students

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The St. Tammany Parish fitness meet was host to several Lake Harbor students. The students participated in several events throughout the day coming in second place  overall.  Pictured are Ella Pettito, Breanna LaCour, PE teacher Roxanne Luquet, Roman Davis and London Neal.

 

Sub Appreciation Day

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St. Tammany Parish celebrated Sub Appreciation Day on Thursday, March 13, 2014.  Pictured is Lake Harbor Middle School substitute Mr. Eric Durel with principal Susan Patin. 

 

Support Person of the Year

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Lake Harbor Middle School honored Sonya Tracey as its Support Personnel of the Year.  Pictured is principal Susan Patin, Sonya Tracey, and assistant principal Nicolle Balser.

 

Academic Fair

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Lake Harbor Middle School recently participated in an Academic Fair.  Pictured are fifth grade first place Science Fair winners: on the back row are Matthew Hansen, Brittany England, Ashton Sanders, Haley Strawn, and Jack Maloy. On the middle row are Anna Leedy, Julianne Heath, Cole Brown, and Eve Goodwin. On the front row are Trent McKinney, Cory Koenig, and Ella Petitto.

 

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Lake Harbor Middle School recently participated in an Academic Fair.  Pictured are sixth grade Social Studies winners: on the bottom row are Felice Henderson, Ella Rocha, Nick Kaushal, and Jaylen Brumfield. On the middle row are Sierra Ballard, Ella Thomason, Lauren Pierce, and Mina Sheikh. On the back row are Alex Maassen, Sierra Delouise, Joey Keller, Marc Johnson, Julie Hirstius, and Brandon Nolan.

 

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Lake Harbor Middle School recently participated in an Academic Fair.  Pictured are fifth grade third place Science Fair winners: on the front row are Michael Aicklen, Matthew Kelly, and Gabriella Fuentes. On the back row are Lily Savoy, Emily Mathews, Ella Townsend, and Ananya Kaushal.

 

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Lake Harbor Middle School recently participated in an Academic Fair.  Pictured are fifth grade second place Science Fair winners: on the front row are Brandon diBaroncelli, Sean Cripple, Haleigh Sams, Abigail Harrison, and Alexa Smith. On the back row are Drew Daniel, Trey Alfonso, Abby Sonnier, Celeste Townsend, and Talia Thomas.

 

 


February, 2014

 

Career Day

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Lake Harbor Middle School sixth graders recently enjoyed presentations from outside speakers for Career Day.  Pictured are Annette Ebert, an accountant, along with her children Emma Ebert, Ashton Ebert and Sophie Ebert.

 

Candy Sale Top Seller

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  Lake Harbor Middle School PTA recently held a candy sales fundraiser for Technology.  Pictured are fundraiser chairpersons Carla Long and Melissa Falcone along with top seller Olivia Stewart. 

 

Employees of the Month

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Lake Harbor Middle School congratulates their Employees of the Month. Pictured is Principal Susan Patin, Speech Therapist Shanta Hollier, grade 6 teacher Julie Mallory, and Assistant Principal Nicolle Balser. 

 

Periodic Table

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Lake Harbor Middle School  6th grade students all worked together to create a giant Periodic Table of the Elements in the hallway. Pictured from left to right are Jackson Kennedy, Brett Stow, Macie Baughman, Sheraden Gagliano, Taylor Rush, Jozette Oliveire, and Makenzie Owens.

 

Honor Chorus

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Lake Harbor Middle School would like to congratulate their Honor Chorus members for their performance in the District Honor Chorus Clinic at Ponchatoula High School on February 1.  Pictured are, on the front row: Alexis Fisher,Cat DeCossas, Katie Rolinski, Kaia Vanacoe, and Nicholas Gao. On the middle row: Tammy Rallis, Phoebe Madona, Autumn Riley, Kayla DeOliveira, and Emily Keen. On the back row: Melissa Rousseaux, Richard Boyd, honor choir guest conductor, and Jason Winters, Honor Choir accompanist. 

 


January, 2014

 

Beacon Bash and Blast Off

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Lake Harbor celebrated positive behavior with its quarterly Beacon Bash and Blast Off.  Students who had positive behavior were rewarded with a multitude of activities, contests and games. Teachers and parents worked together to create an event that was rewarding and fun!

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Pelican Jr. Training Camp

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Students who achieved 150% or more of their Accelerated Reader Reading goals were treated to an afternoon with the Pelican’s Jr. Training camp.  Parents and members from the Pelicans organization helped the students to have fun while being active!  

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Educator of Distinction

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The PTA at lake Harbor Middle School recognized Lori Barrosse as the Educator of Distinction for all of her efforts in the school and working with the PTA.  

 

Student of the Year

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Abby Sonnier was chosen as Lake Harbor Middle's Student of the Year.  She is a fifth grader who was chosen for her exceptional work as a student as well as in community service.  Abby has created the "Get your learn on" foundation to benefit children's education.  The foundation will purchase books, supplies and other educational items for students who are not able to otherwise afford them.  In addition to cash donations, Abby is making personalized pocket t-shirts. We are so proud of Abby and her efforts!!! Pictured are Principal Susan Patin, Abby Sonnier and Assistant Principal Nicolle Balser

 


December, 2013

 

Teacher Chosen for Presidential Award

Teacher Mande Warren was recently chosen as the state of Louisiana's recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching by President Barack Obama.
The awards recognize teachers in kindergarten through sixth grade. She will receive her award at a ceremony in Washington later this year. In 2012 Ms. Warren was named Louisiana's middle school teacher of the year for 2013.

 

 

Fundraiser Success

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Ms. Melan's sixth grade class recently has adopted a family of seven through Catholic Charities this year. The children were encouraged to raise the money to purchase the gifts off their wish list themselves. One of the items on the wish list was from a four year old wanting a bike. These three girls, Ashlyn Martinez, Carley Pizzuto, and Kaitlyn Gagnon held a bake sale in their subdivision. They raised over $300 and were able to purchase the bike and a $200 gift card for the family. 

 

 

Families Adopted For Gift-giving

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Ms. Melan and Ms. McGill's class adopted two families-one with seven people and one with eight people during the holidays. They were able to buy several gifts for each family member. The students had to raise the money to purchase the gift by themselves by doing chores and other jobs. Three students, Ashlyn Martinez, Carely Pizzuto and Kaitlyn Gagnon held a bake sale. They raised around $300 and with that, they were able to purchase a bicycle for a 4 year old girl and a $200 gift card for the other family. Mia Robinson also held a bake sale in her neighborhood and raised over $50. Felice Henderson raised money by walking dogs. ALL of the children worked very hard to provide a wonderful Christmas for these needy families. They are commended for being so selfless and generous! From left to right are Mia Robinson, Mina Sheink, Luke Wismar, Sydney Balser, Zachary Scott, Felice Henderson, Nicholas Costello, Daren Christoffer, Ella Rocha, Teresa Yannini, Grace Bergeron, Kaitlyn Gagnon, Carley Pizzuto and
Ashlyn Martinez

From left to right are Jozette Olivier, Aiden Dyer, Mackenzie Owens, Jullian Caminita, Olivia Perre, Dean Mochella, Jack Long, Tyler Cook, Joey Keller, Mason Schoolmeyer, Dorian Weber, Jeremy Lindsay, Sierra DeLouise, Paxton Ballard, Cullen Bivona and Braden Ortiz.

 

Letters Written To Serviceman

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Students in Mrs. Adaline Rutherford’s ELA class from Lake Harbor Middle School wrote letters to Staff Sergeant Justin Cauthen. He is leaving for a second deployment on December 15 to the Middle East. All of the letters were inspiring, heart-warming, and sincere. The students will correspond with him throughout the school year. Pictured are Grace Lorio and Ashlyn Rupert decorating their stationery after writing their letters.

 

Mummies Unit Wrapped Up

Mrs. Adaline Rutherford’s sixth grade Social Studies class from Lake Harbor Middle School enjoyed wrapping or being wrapped as “Mummies” as a finale for their Egyptian Unit studied.

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Graham Rafferty chills out while Patrick Pitts begins the mummy wrapping session of mummification!

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Joshua DeJohn isn't too sure about this mummy wrapping thing, but Trent Marange keeps going!

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Carley Frank, Rayni Newman, and Cameron Tregre are happy with their mummy, Michael Johnson!

 

Pet Week Activities

Sixth graders at LHMS really love their pets. Students in Adaline Rutherford's class brought in pets and shared information regarding them with their classmates.

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Harrison Sibley brought his pet snake, Terror, to class during "Pet Week" in Mrs. Adaline Rutherford's class. Pictured are Rebecca Gilson, Harrison Sibley, and Cameron Tregre.

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Michael Johnson brought his guinea pig, Darwin, to class. Pictured are Maddy Crowe, Michael Johnson, and Cat DeCossas.

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"Dudley" was the most unusual pet brought to class. Carley Frank brought in the chinchilla from Chile to share with the class. Pictured are Garrett Penzato, Carley Frank, and Trent Marange.

 

Shakespeare Festival Fun

Debbie Knick’s Talented Theater Students had fun performing Shakespeare at the St. Tammany Parish Talented Arts Program Renaissance Festival.  The festival was held as an annual fundraiser for the public on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at the Children’s Pavilion on Koop Drive in Mandeville.  The students have been learning about the Renaissance Era since the beginning of school and have applied their new knowledge about the Renaissance to their performance on stage. Performance plays included:

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Scarf Dancing with Juggling (a combined class performance by 6th grade from LHMS and 6th grade from ASMS)

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Twelfth Night  by William Shakespeare (LHMS 5th grade)

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Sonnet # 18  by William Shakespeare (LHMS 4th grade)

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Emily juggling

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Sword fight action

 

 


November, 2013

 

Banner Contest Winner

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Janey Ma from Lake Harbor Middle School Talented Art Program won the Christmas Banner Contest and her work will hang the month on December on Girod Street.  Pictured are Janey Ma and the Mayor of Mandeville, Don Villere.

 

 

Pet Food Donated

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There will be some happy pets this Thanksgiving thanks to students and families of Lake Harbor Middle school.  Students donated over 300 pounds of pet food to the St. Tammany Humane Society.

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Teams Compete in Robotics

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Lake Harbor had two teams competing in their first Robotics competition recently at FHS. Both teams placed in the Top 10!! All 5th and 6th grade club members enjoyed the fun-filled day of competing against other Lego Robotics teams.

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Making Atoms

Mrs. Mallory's science students at Lake Harbor Middle School built atoms
using Play-doh and wire.

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Gwyneth Hughes, Macie Baughman, Whitney Blocker

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Treylin Deville, Brennon Fanguy, Tony Alexander

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Sean Selleck, Noah VanHoose, Jacob Orgeron

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Grace Lorio, Carley Frank, Maddie Crowe

 

Bring a Can, Fill The Van

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Lake Harbor Middle School families donated food items to the Mandeville Samaritan Center to help families in need during the holiday season.  Pictured are front row – left to right,  (standing) Savannah Guidry and (seated) Jonathan Taylor, Cece Geisler, and Nick Prinzo. Standing at right is Anna LeJeune. In van from left to right are  Brian Sisson, Alisha Cagle, and Brianna Norris.

 

Dunk Show

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Students at Lake Harbor who participated in the magazine fundraiser were treated to a dunk show.  Members of SKY Dunk extreme dunk team performed for the students as well as spread the message to go APE- A- Attitude, choose it wisely, P- Preparation, be prepared for school every day and E- Effort, put forth your best effort.

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Homemade Bread for Veterans

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Students from Lake Harbor presented Veterans with homemade bread for Veterans Day.

 

Red Ribbon Week

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As part of Red Ribbon Week Sheriff’s officers came out and spoke to the students at Lake Harbor Middle School.

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Hemisphere Cakes

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Bella Smith and Alex Brito for Lake Harbor Middle School are pictured working on a Hemisphere Cake for social studies. The students used candy and other items to create an edible model of the earth and its hemispheres.  Once the model was complete they were invited to eat their yummy cakes!

 

Library Club Officers

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Lake Harbor Middle School  Library Club officers for the 2013-14 school year picture from left to right are Susan Artell, Club sponsor;  Macie Baughman, treasurer; Mia Robinson, secretary; Kendall Mitchell, president; and Nicholas Kao, vice president.

 

Library Club Members

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Lake Harbor Middle School would like to recognize its 2013- 2014 Library Club members. From left to right, they are, front row, Mia Robinson, Corinne Zemmer, Julia LeBouef, Kenzie Rodriguez, Teresa Yenni, Christina Hammer, Jake Mizell, and Felice Henderson; middle row,  
Kendall Mitchell, Ethan Valladeres, Alveton Garrett, Meg Norwood, Nicholas Kao, Darren Slack, Dominic Howell, Nick Kaushal, and Graham Rafferty; and back row, Suzie Artell – Librarian, Braeden Ortiz, Tammy Rallis, Caley Pizzuto, CeCe Geisler, Macie Baughman, Emily Orgeron, Julia Klein, Rayni Newman, Alexander Ragas, and Sevannah Howard.

 

Black and Gold Day

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Students at LHMS helped to support the Children’s Museum of St Tammany by paying $1.00 to wear their Black and Gold.

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Shining Stars

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At Lake Harbor two “Shining Star” employees were honored with special parking privileges and some goodies.  The employees were chosen by their peers for showing exceptional kindness and dedication. Pictured are Principal Susan Patin, Tammy Benton, Sonya Tracey, and Assistant Principal Nicolle Balser .

 

Positive Behavior Celebration

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Lake Harbor held its quarterly Positive Behavior Celebration on October 31, 2013.  Students were rewarded for having good behavior through the 1st nine weeks.  There were games and treats and activities for the students to participate in.  Parents and staff worked together to make sure the children had a great time and were recognized for the good that they do!

 

 

 


October, 2013

 

 

Special Olympics

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Seventeen students from Lake Harbor Middle School participated in the Middle School Special Olympics held at Lakeshore High School. Kyle Valladares was one of the torch runners for the event.

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Students from LHM walk around the track at Lakeshore High to begin the Special Olympic Games.

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Katie Martin and para Sonya Tracey show off Katie's ribbons she earned at the Olympics.

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Students enjoy the softball throw event

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Sensory Experience

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Four students from Lake Harbor's Nutritional Advisory Council and Assistant Manager, Jodie Martin, participated in the PMA sensory experience contest last week in New Orleans. Students and adult judges were paired up to taste many different types of foods and then give their opinions. Students thoroughly enjoyed this unique experience! Pictured from left to right are Talia Thomas, Ashton Ebert, Samantha Wehrman, Tyler Desposito and in back Jodie Martin.

 

Making Butter

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Students in Mrs. Peterson's class made butter as part of an activity following the study of a class book. They enjoyed homemade corn bread and bacon along with the butter.  Pictured are Micah Carrasco,  Noah Laborde, Parker Chapron and  Lauren Arata.

 

Family Learning Night

Lake Harbor recently held its Family Learning Night.  Families were invited to come and spend the evening having fun and learning with their children.  Teachers and staff worked to create activities that would be both fun and challenging for the families.

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Gunnar Colwell and his mom attempt to figure out the handcuff puzzle at Family Learning Night at Lake Harbor Middle School.

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Curstine Melan and Stacey McGill, 6th grade teachers at Lake Harbor Middle get ready to have some fun at the Casino Math table during Family Learning Night.  Tootsie Rolls and playing cards were used to involve students in playing Math games!

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Jenna Klein and her mom, Tammy Klein, play Dabble, a word game during Family Learning Night at Lake Harbor Middle School. Jenna used the letter Q which gave her 30 points and the win!

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Libby Labranche and Allie McMullen stop to think about the knot they are in during the Handcuff Puzzle Challenge during Family Learning Night at Lake Harbor Middle School.

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Band Buddies

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LHMS 6th grade students had a chance to attend the FHS Friday night football game with their FHS Crimson Band Buddies!

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Chemical Reactions

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Students in Mrs. Mallory's 6th grade science classes participated in a Mentos/soft drink lab to demonstrate chemical reactions.

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Left to right: Michael Johnson, Graham Rafferty, Jacob Orgeron, Harrison Sibley, Rayni Newman, Melody McMichael, Peyton Pizzo, Trent Marange, Garrett Penzato

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Phoebe Pierson demonstrates a chemical reaction with Mentos and a Diet Coke

 

 

Wild Fowl Art Contest

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Lake Harbor Middle School would like to congratulate the following students who placed Honorable Mention in the Wild Fowl Art Contest.  Pictured are Barbara Dooley, Talented Art Instructor, Sophie Ebert, 6th grade, Grace Ware, 6th grade and Susan Patin, Principal.

 

Static Electricity

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Lake Harbor Middle School students in Mrs. Kalinka Thurber's fourth grade class was getting all charged up while learning about static electricity!

 

Pioneer Studies

Lake Harbor Middle School students from Mrs. Thurber's 4th grade class churned their own butter after learning how the pioneers lived and ate during  the late 1800s.

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Nicholas Loftin

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Carter Murphy

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Josh Weber, George Gonzales, Alexis Guidry

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Alaina Townsend


Analise Prokop, Miles Foret

 

McDonald's Fundraiser

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Lake Harbor Middle School students and their families enjoyed a fundraiser hosted by McDonald's on Florida in Mandeville on Tuesday, October 15. Pictured is Rebecca Gilson receiving a McFlurry made especially by her teacher, Mrs. Adaline Rutherford. Several teachers and administrators helped by greeting, serving, and selling items at McDonald's. Thanks to McDonald's for donating a percentage of their sales.

 

Grandparents Day

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Lake Harbor Middle School recently celebrated Grandparents day.  Grandparents were invited to come and eat lunch with their grandchildren.  They were then invited to go to recess or to take a student lead tour.

 

Fair Booth First Place

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Lake Harbor Middle School sixth graders recently participated in the St. Tammany Fair school booth contest.  Pictured are sixth graders Hope Carpenter, Carley Pizzuto, Mackenzie Garrett, and Emma Ebert with a sample of their artwork.  Lake Harbor won a first place ribbon for its booth.

 

Geaux Pink

Students at Lake Harbor Middle School recently participated in Pink Day
in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

4th graders Geaux Pink with Mrs. Warren

Pictured are sixth grade students from front to back: Front Row:  Rachel Tubbs, Cora Alden, and Cassidy Wetzel. Center Row:  D.J. Fredericks, Jordyn Arabie, Grace Ware, Olivia Wehrman, and Brooke Appe. Back Row:  Jack Piwko, Ashlyn Boudreaux and Jewel Richey.

Teachers at Lake Harbor join in for Geaux Pink Day!

 


September, 2013

 

Rachel's Challenge

Lake Harbor was host to a very special presentation, Rachel's Challenge.  The students in 5th and 6th grade attended a presentation to honor the life of Rachel Scott.  Rachel's Challenge was given to each of the students.  They were challenged to help start a chain reaction of kindness and compassion.  That evening students and parents from Lake Harbor Middle and Mandeville Middle were invited to come and take the challenge as well. Pictured are Left to right Christina  Laurent(Lake Harbor Middle), Meg of Rachel's Challenge,  Dana Prevost (Mandeville Middle),Mia Campbell (Mandeville Middle), and Adelaide Laurent (Lake Harbor Middle).

 

Lemonade Wars

4th graders at Lake Harbor read at story called "Lemonade Wars."  After reading the book, students in Mrs. Blank's class had a competition to raise money for the Humane Society.  There were two teams who made lemonade, brought brownies, chips and strawberries.  They set up two stands and students brought lemonade. Pictured are Justin Neeves, Teacher Cheryl Blank, Madison Sunseri, Jarrett Goebel, Bridgett Watson, and Chase White.

4th graders at Lake Harbor read at story called Lemonade wars.  After reading the book, students in Mrs. Blank's class had a competition to raise money for the Humane Society.  There were two teams who made lemonade, bought brownies, chips and strawberries.  They set up two stands and students bought lemonade.

 

Greek Mythology Characters

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4th grade students from Mrs. Brazan’s  class at Lake Harbor Middle School came dressed as Greek Mythology characters to wrap up their unit on Greek Mythology. In the group are Zachary Smith, Elise Strain, Cooper Cherry, Miles Chase, Lorelia Mitchell, Brian Le, Jack Fiorentino, Sophie Bledsoe, Jacob Lagarde, McKenzie Shaffer, Olivia Hernandez, Esme Gervais, Lilly Cambas, Colin Moschella.

 

Creative Curriculum Challenge

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Capital One Bank recently presented a $500 grant to Lake Harbor Middle School. The school won top honors in the bank’s 2013 Creative Curriculum Challenge, a statewide grant competition created by Capital One this year to encourage and support the teaching of financial literacy in Louisiana public schools. The grant will go toward expanding the school’s financial-education program through which students participate in “All in the Family,” a financial simulation that has students taking on the fictional role of “head” of their family. Pictured at the awards ceremony are (left to right) Suzanne Buras and Susan Patin.

 

Box Tops Collected

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Students collected box tops over the summer to help raise  money for Lake Harbor.  Each box top collected is worth 10 cents.  The students collected over 14, 500 box tops this summer raising $1, 477. Pictured are top box top contributors Ty Frazier(2nd place), Jonathan Baudouin(1st place), and Thomas Bahle(3rd place).  The students each received a certificate and a gift card to Barnes and Noble.

 

Patriots Day Election

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Lake Harbor students exercised their rights on Patriots Day by voting for their Student Council Presidents.  The prior elected Representatives from each class were given an opportunity to run for student body class President.  The candidates made campaign posters and gave a speech.  Following the speeches the student body went back to their classrooms and voted. Pictured are the newly elected class Presidents.  Jake Mizell (6th grade), Emma Ebert (6th grade), Principal Susan Patin , London Neal (5th grade), Carley Bowers (5th grade), Elise Strain (4th  grade) and Brianna Norris (4th grade).

 

Basketballs Donated

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The two newly elected fifth grade class Presidents donated three basketballs to the Lake Harbor playground. Pictured are Parish Wide Assistant Principal Amy Danna, Carley Bowers, London Neal, and Assistant Principal Nicolle Balser

 

Outstanding Staff

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Lake Harbor recognized two staff members who have been stand-outs to their peers.  Teachers and faculty chose Ms. Kim Bynum and Mrs. Constance Mundell as the Shining Star Staff for the month of September.  The two have gone above and beyond to help everyone at Lake Harbor. Pictured are Principal Susan Patin, Constance Mundell, Kin Bynum and Assistant Principal Nicolle Balser.

 

Cobbler Lesson

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Sixth grade students in Mrs. Rutherford's ELA class at Lake Harbor Middle School enjoyed homemade cherry and blueberry cobbler. The students ate the treat while reading how the main character in the novel, Hatchet, feasted on berries after he survived a plane crash. Pictured are Connor Gregoire, Graham  Rafferty, and Ashlyn Rupert with their cobbler.

 


August, 2013

 

Classroom Grants Awarded

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Two Lake Harbor Middle teachers were recently awarded grants from the Deborah Rochelle Teacher Grant Program in connection with the Kelly Gene Cook Charitable Foundation, Inc.
A $2878 grant was awarded to 5th grade teacher Cynthia Benefiel for a project entitled “The Biome Project, A Digital Scrapbook,”. She will purchase six Ipads with the grant money to integrate language arts and science and create a digital scrapbooks focusing on how human actions affect ecosystems.

Catherine Salzer, also a fifth grade teacher, received a $3010 grant for a project entitled “Launching into Scientific Inquiry.” Her funds will also be used to purchase six Ipads and a printer so students can use existing apps to better see experiments being done in a science lab. Shown left to right are Deborah Rochelle, Cynthia Benefiel, Cathe Salzer and Katy Pacelli, coordinator of the foundation. 

 

Scientific Observations

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Ms. Bergeron's 4th grade class learned how scientists carefully observe objects and record data properly by carefully observing a chocolate chip cookie.  The students learned how to use tools such as a magnifying lens, a balance scale, and a measuring tape, as well.  They also learned that when it comes to describing a cookie, it is not as easy as it looks, but it is much easier when you get to eat it afterwards!

 

New Teachers Welcomed

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Lake Harbor is pleased to welcome eight new teachers to their winning T.E.A.M.(Together Everyone Achieves More) Pictured are Rebecca Hicks, Stacey McGill, Sabrina Kemp, Ann Strain, Kristen Kelley, Elisha Tarbell, and Stephanie Fradella.  Not pictured is Heather Drum.

 

 

Learning About Place Value

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Mrs. Miller's 4th grade students using "Smarties" candies to learn about place value.

 

TEAMing for Success

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Teachers TEAMing for Success at Back to school Professional Development
prior to the start of the School Year

 

 

Family Orientation

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Lake Harbor held its new family orientation for any new family who wanted to know more about the school. Pictured are New Lake Harbor parent Patty Blanchard, new 5th grader Lauryn Blanchard and Principal Susan Patin.

 

 

July, 2013

 

 

Annual Retreat

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Lake Harbor held its annual retreat this summer.  Teachers and staff got together to build a winning T.E.A.M. (Together Everyone Achieves More).  As part of the day the teachers competed in several activities while in their teams. The team members with the most points for the day each received an I-pad to be used in their classrooms.  Pictured are winning team members Jamie Alford, Debbie Knick, Ashley Brazan, Elisha Tarbell, and Julie Mallory.

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As a part of the Lake Harbor summer retreat, teachers competed in activities while building teams.  One of the activities was to build and race a car made with scavenged parts.  Pictured are racers Elisha Tarbell, Mande' Warren, Kristen Kelley, Tammy Benton, Sonya Tracey and Robin Mitchell.

 

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