Celebrating cherished traditions
A rich tapestry of longstanding and modern traditions nurtures the strong, close-knit community of LCDS students, faculty and alumni. From distinctive ceremonies on campus to special community events, our traditions bring spirit and warmth to our lives and connect the school’s past with its present and future. When you join the LCDS family, you earn the notable distinction of forever being an Eagle—the personification of courage, honesty and the desire and ability to soar. The following are just a sampling of our many well-loved traditions developed to expand learning experiences and inspire our students.
Blue/Green Spirit Teams
When a student enters the middle school, they become part of the blue or green spirit team. The teams compete in annual Blue/Green Games at the start of the year. During each trimester, students accumulate points for their assigned teams through stellar achievements in class, informal athletic contests and by demonstration of good character. At the end of the trimester, the team whose students accumulate the most points is awarded a “free dress” day, which is very popular among middle school students. All fourth through eighth grades participate in the much anticipated Blue/Green Track Meet, the culminating event of the spring sports season.
Each year on Veterans Day, LCDS hosts a full morning program and luncheon honoring veterans and active-duty military personnel. The event unfolds as veterans and the students are led to our flagpole by a bagpiper, followed by the raising of the flag, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and singing our national anthem. Students celebrate our veterans through music, and our fifth grade delivers the Gettysburg Address from memory.
Preschool, prekindergarten and kindergarten students are matched with buddies from the fourth and fifth grades. The students meet once a month to participate in activities together. Some of the experiences include reading in the library, cooking, bowling and attending the annual Halloween party. These are great mentoring experiences for older students which help the younger learners bond with their buddies at LCDS.
Meet the Author
“Meet the Author” is a program that enables children to have direct contact with accomplished authors, through special programs in the library. An author, poet or illustrator visits the school library every month and speaks with students in various grades. The program promotes interest in literature, brings children and authors together and inspires and encourages children in their own reading and writing.
Traditions are an important part of the LCDS experience. Here are some of our students’ favorites:
Kindergarten Spring Play
Fall Fun Fair
Headmaster Holiday Reception
World Languages Day
Talon Tournament and Pep Rally
Green and Blue Gala
Student Variety Show
Great American Read Aloud Day
Kindergarten Mother’s Day Tea
Grandparents and Special Friends Day