Volume 2, Issue 3 | Nov/Dec 2018
Winterim Is Coming
#WhatWillYouDoAtLA?

Our campus is buzzing with excitement as next year’s Winterim course offerings have been released and students are beginning to select their choices!

Highlights of the 2018 - 2019 school year Winterim offerings include studying photography in Morocco, exploring evolution and environmental responsibility in the Galapagos Islands, and practicing service and sustainability in Costa Rica, among many others.

LA’s signature program, Winterim is a two-week, out-of-the-classroom experiential learning program in March. The centerpiece to Lawrence Academy’s commitment to immersive education, Winterim presents opportunities to explore a broader range of subjects and skills than is possible in a regular classroom. Winterim programs are typically centered on one of three categories: community service, cultural immersion, or skill-building.

Spartan Spotlight: LA’s Mission Takes Center Stage
Read about how LA’s mission has come to life for junior Veronica Saldanha.

As stated by the mission statement: “Lawrence Academy recognizes you for who you are and inspires you to take responsibility for who you want to become.” Personally, I have come to realize that being who you are is a big part of LA. As an international student, when I first moved onto Lawrence Academy’s campus, I was pleasantly shocked by the learning environment. Read More...
Celebrating #ArtsatLA:
 Just Keep Singing...

Nine students represented Lawrence Academy at the 41 st All-New England Choral Festival at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, accompanied by Director of Music Jenny Cooper. It was an exciting time for LA Singers!
Our Work Outside LA’s Walls: The Greater Good Award
Kambar Mangibayev ' 19, Adrian Castanon Galicia '19, Faris Khimani '19, Haotian Lian '20, and Muhammad Siregar '19
Lawrence Academy’s Greater Good Award annually recognizes LA students and alumni who are serving the greater community in exceptional ways.

Most recently, five Lawrence Academy juniors and seniors (pictured and listed above) were recognized for their vision and initiative in organizing two projects to help the countries two of them call home: Mexico and Indonesia.
 
In Mexico, the group collaborated with the local government to organize a reforestation project. In the week leading up to the planting, they visited schools, met with government leaders, and appeared on radio and TV programs to educate people about and recruit volunteers for the project.

The day of the planting, more than 400 volunteers came out to help,
and in eight hours, they planted 2,000 trees.
 
In Indonesia, three members of the group worked with the government and were able to organize a massive beach clean-up, educating Indonesian citizens by raising their environmental awareness.

Three one-ton trucks full of garbage, plastic bottles, old tires, and other debris were taken from Pantal Panjang in Bengkul, and two kilometers of “Long Beach” now stretch
as soft and white as nature intended.
 
Next time you are on campus, be sure to check out the "Greater Good Wall" in our Ansin Academic Building to learn more about how LA students — both past and present — are taking initiative to make their communities (and our own) a better place.
#LAadmissions: Save the Date!
Local Receptions

Concord, Mass., Reception, Sunday, Jan. 13, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
The Concord Museum (200 Lexington Road)
Hudson, Mass., Reception, Thursday, Jan. 24, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
The Charter Oak Country Club (394 Chestnut Street)
Andover, Mass., Reception, Sunday, Jan. 27, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
The Loporchio Home (11 Acorn Drive)

RSVP to Val Templeton (978-448-1521)
#GoLASpartans: Celebrating College Athletic Commitments & Volleyball’s Victory

  • In mid-November, senior Spartans celebrated their commitments to continue their athletic careers in college. According to Athletic Director Kevin Potter, “These are always the best days of the year. When the kids come to LA, you’re simply hoping to give the students a chance to compete at the highest level possible.” Read more...
  • November also brought a happy ending for LA’s varsity volleyball program. At home, the team took home the New England Class B Title. Plus, senior Gabi Bailey earned her 1,000th kill! Read more...
 
Come support Spartans athletes at one of our upcoming games!
Our winter athletic schedules may be found at LASpartans.com ...