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					                                                           Lake BrantLey high schooL • NOVEMBER 2010




    PrinciPal
   Mary Williams

assistant PrinciPals
     nancy Julian
                       Parade
                       Scheduling Information 2011-2012
                                                            Atriot
                       The scheduling process for school year 2011-2012 is quickly approaching! In order to make this a
                       smooth process for parents and students, please note the following information:
                       1.   Talk with your student about selecting the right courses for their needs. Together, teachers and
     curtis nash            parents can guide students to make the right choices.
     Dan reeves
      Joe trybus
                       2.   Discuss the option of taking higher-level courses if your student is capable. LBHS offers a
  Vicki Uppenkamp           variety of honors and advanced placement courses in all academic subject areas. There is
    Jason Wysong            nothing that prepares a child better for college coursework than the challenge of higher-level
                            courses. Teacher signature will be required for all academic classes.
 Dean of stUDents
   Deirdre Garnes      3.   In order to create balanced classes, allocate teachers to their areas of certification, and meet
                            class size requirements, we must have all schedule cards turned in on time. Please encourage
 athletic Director
     Jerri Kelly            your child to follow the procedures as we work through this very important process.

                       Registration timeline:
                       Tues., Feb. 1................................................. Guidance counselors visit Teague & Rock Lake Middle
                       Wed., Feb. 2 ......................................................... 8th Grade Parent Information Night (6-8 pm) and
                                                                                                               Advanced Placement Night (6-8 pm)
                       Feb. 7-11...................................................................... Registration for grades 9-11 at Lake Brantley;
     lake Brantley
      high school                                                     counselors in courtyard during both lunches to answer questions
 991 sand lake road    Feb. 15.............................................................Registration cards due at LBHS for current students
  altamonte springs,
     florida 32714
     407.746.3450
                       First Semester Exams
www.lakebrantley.com   All examinations for first     Friday, December 17     1st period exam        Dismissal at 2:20 pm
                       semester will be given prior
                                                      Monday, December 20     2nd & 5th period exams Dismissal at 11:45 am
                       to the winter break. Exams
  patriot parade                                      Tuesday, December 21    3rd & 6th period exams Dismissal at 11:45 am
    neWsletter         will be administered on the
   Ptsa contact        following schedule:            Wednesday, December 22 4th & 7th period exams Dismissal at 11:45 am
   tina Deshetler      Please note that students are not permitted to take exams prior to the scheduled period. All missed
   407-786-0053
                       exams must be made up upon return to school in January.
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                                   “Patriot Parade”
                                   November 2010            Mark Your
                                                            Calendar
                                 Volume 1 • Issue 2
                            Published Five Times Per Year




                                                            Nov. 18................................................................................................ Senior Lunch
                                                            Nov. 24-26 ................................................................................ Thanksgiving Break
                                                            Dec. 9 ...................................................................................................Blood Drive
                                                            Dec. 9 .................................................................Chorus Winter Concert (7:00 pm)
                                                            Dec. 16 & 17........................................................ Patriot Band Showcase (7:00 pm)
    PTSA Membership 2010-2011                               Dec. 17 ........................................... 1st period semester exam (dismissal 2:20 pm)
    Cost: $6.00 per adult           $4.00 per student       Dec. 20-22 ................................................... Semester exams (dismissal 11:45 am)
    ____ # of adults                ____ # of students      Dec. 23-Jan. 07 ................................................................................... Winter Break
                                                            Jan. 8 .................................. FHSAA Regional Cheer Competition @ Lake Brantley
    Total Amount Enclosed: $ ______________                 Jan. 10 ...................................................................................... Start of 3rd Quarter
    Make checks payable to: LBHS PTSA                       Jan. 13 ............................................................................. Report cards to students
                                                            Jan. 17 ..................................................................................................... No school
    Parent/LBHS Staff Name(s) ____________                  Jan. 18 ...............................................................................PTSA Meeting (6:00 pm)
                                                            Jan. 20-23 ..........................The Wizard of Oz presented by LB Drama Department
    _____________________________________
                                                            Jan. 27 & 28 ............................................................. Winter Dance Show (7:00 pm)
    Phone ______________________________                    Jan. 31.................................................. Wrestling Coaches Charity Meet (7:00 pm)
                                                            Feb. 1 ................................................................. Financial Aid Workshop (7:00 pm)
    Email address ________________________
                                                            Feb. 2 .......... 8th Grade Parent Information & Advanced Placement Night (6-8 pm)
    Student Name(s) & Grade(s) ___________                  Feb. 15...............................................................................PTSA Meeting (6:00 pm)
                                                            Feb. 21 .................................................................................................... No school
    _____________________________________
                                                            Mar. 1................................................................................................... FCAT Writing
    Street Address _______________________                  Mar. 17 ........................................................................................ End of 3rd quarter
    City, ZIP _____________________________                 Mar. 18-25 ...........................................................................................Spring Break
                                                            Mar. 30-April 05 ................................................................................. FCAT Retakes
    Check here if you are on LBHS staff ____                April 7-10 .......................... Singin’ in the Rain presented by LB Drama Department
    [ ] I would like to volunteer, please call me           April 11 & 12 .......................................................................................FCAT Reading
                                                            April 13 .............................................................................................. FCAT Science
    I would like to make a separate donation to:
                                                            April 13-20 .............................................................................................. FCAT Math
    ____ PTSA General Fund                                  April 15 .......................................................................................... Senior Breakfast
    ____ PTSA Scholarship Fund                              April 16 ............................................................................................................Prom
    Amount of donation $ _________________                  April 22 ................................................................................................... No school
                                                            May 2-13 ................................................................................................. AP exams
    Return form and checks to:                              May 16-20 .............................................................. Algebra I End-of-Course Exam
    PTSA Membership                                         May 27, 31, & June 1.......................... Semester 2 exams (early dismissal 11:45 am)
    Lake Brantley H.S., 991 Sand Lake Road                  May 30 .................................................................................................... No school
    Altamonte Springs, FL 32714                             May 31 ............................................. Tentative Class of 2011 Graduation (9:00 am)
                                                            June 1 ....................................................................................... Last day of school!

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      Food for                         counselor corner
     Thought....                       SAT & ACT Testing SAT Dates: 12/4, 1/22 • ACT Dates: 12/11, 2/12
   The willingness to help             Please check www.collegeboard.com and www.actstudent.org for registration deadlines.
  somebody without being
   asked counts a lot but                                                     Scholarship Room                   Seniors
    contains no calories!                                                     Open for Seniors                   Lake Brantley will be hosting
                                                                              The Scholarship Room is a an             informational   meeting
                                                                              service offered to seniors regarding Financial Aid on
Dual Enrollment                                                               every Wednesday from 10:30 Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at
Dual Enrollment is an articulated acceleration mechanism,                     am – 12:00 pm. We encourage 7 pm. A representative from
where students enroll in post secondary instruction and receive               seniors to bring in their lunch Seminole State College will
both post secondary and high school credit. The Early College                 while they investigate different discuss the importance of filling
program allows students to pursue an advanced curriculum that                 scholarships available to 2011 out the FAFSA. Additionally, all
is relevant to their individual postsecondary interest. Sophomores            graduates. There is a broad seniors will be registering in the
and juniors need to start thinking about Dual Enrollment and this             range of scholarships for the Media Center for Bright Futures
is a great opportunity for your questions to be answered. As a                students to review; furthermore, Scholarship during the week of
reminder, registration for next year begins in February.                      scholarships will be posted December 6. Please listen to
                                                                              on the LBHS website. New the morning announcements
Career Fridays                                                                information is received each for further information.
Beginning October 29th, please join us in the courtyard during                week so the students should
both lunches for Career Friday! Each week, a representative                   visit often to keep up-to-date
                                                                                                                 Juniors
from the community and/or colleges will be available to answer                                                   December 6th-10th - Credit
                                                                              on     scholarship      offerings.
questions on potential careers. This venue is open for all grades                                                checks through American
                                                                              Scholarships available can
and is a great opportunity for future career exploration!                                                        History classes
                                                                              range from nationally recognized
                                                                              scholarships (Best Buy and Sophomores
  FCAT Explorer                                                               Coca Cola) to state-related PSAT results will be returned
  FCAT Explorer is an online tool that allows students to                     business sponsorships (Florida in December
  practice for FCAT tests. This resource is available at all times            Association of Secondary
  from any location with internet access. FCAT Explorer can                   Schools and Florida Engineering Freshmen
  be accessed at http://www.fcatexplorer.com. Students can                    Society)     to    scholarships Beginning with the graduating
  login to FCAT Explorer with the following information:                      offered by generous individuals class of 2014, all seniors must
                                                                              (Brett Lane Scholarship or the successfully complete the
  Username: student’s last name followed by first initial of first name
                                                                              Promising Patriot Scholarship). required number of credits (26)
  Password: the number 59 followed by first four letters of last
                                                                              Seniors should make the effort to participate in graduation
  name followed by month and day of birthday.
                                                                              to stop by on Wednesdays – it ceremonies. All class of 2014
  Example: John Keller with DOB of 03/02/1988
                                                                              could help make a difference in graduates must complete
  Username: kellerj - Password: 59kell0302
                                                                              many ways.                         four science credits.

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       Advanced
       Placement Scholars                                    Dear Parent:                                                                                                Fall 2010
       Lake Brantley’s Advanced                              Florida’s Blood Centers (FBC) is pleased to offer your high-school student an opportunity to make a
       Placement program continues                           positive impact on his or her health. Our Healthy High School Heroes program identifies at-risk children
       to produce outstanding student                        and provides them and their parents with guidance on how to improve their health.

       achievement! The College                              The key to the Healthy High School Heroes program is blood taken during the donation process. Every
       Board, which administers                              student who donates blood receives a mini-physical that provides blood type, temperature, pulse, blood
                                                             pressure, iron and cholesterol levels. This gives student-donors a snapshot of their health status and
       the AP exams each May, has                            encourages them to change their lifestyles or seek medical attention if factors are out of the normal range.
       announced that 157 students
                                                             Furthermore, our program exceeds U.S. Food and Drug Administration guidelines by also testing student-
       from Lake Brantley earned                             donors for cardiovascular risk (total and HDL cholesterol) and diabetes (hemoglobin A1c). These
       AP Scholar Awards for 2009-                           screenings can identify the risk of cardiovascular disease and predict the possible onset of diabetes, two
       2010. These awards recognize                          health risks which experts agree are becoming epidemics of national proportions among teenagers.

       exceptional achievement on                            Identifying health issues before they become full-blown medical problems – especially among young
       the AP tests. Eleven students                         people – is vital to our community’s good health. That’s why we should encourage as many high school
                                                             students as possible to donate blood, and why our partnership with your child’s school is so important.
       earned      the    prestigious
       National AP Scholar Award!                            FBC provides these health screenings free of charge to all student donors. Individual results are securely
                                                             accessible through our website at www.floridasbloodcenters.org by clicking on the Check Your
       Forty students were named                             Cholesterol Levels or Wellness tabs on the homepage. If you don’t have online access, please call us at
       AP Scholars with Distinction,                         888.9.DONATE (888.936.6283).
       31 more were given the AP
                                                             In addition to health benefits, there are financial benefits as well. For each student donation, FBC
       Scholar with Honor award, and                         contributes an amount to a scholarship fund maintained by your child’s school. Money in this fund may
       86 were named AP Scholars.                            be spent by the school on a variety of approved education purposes and projects.
       Congratulations to all of Lake                        FBC is proud to be the sole provider of blood to our region’s hospitals. Blood donated in our community
       Brantley’s AP superstars!                             stays here, benefiting local patients facing planned or unplanned medical procedures. By giving blood
                                                             with FBC, students help save lives in their community – and improve their own lives at the same time.

                                                             We encourage you to speak with your student about becoming a blood donor at his or her school. If you
                                                             have any questions about Healthy High School Heroes, please contact David Wiggins at
                                                             dwiggins@floridasbloodcenters.org or call 407.226.3877.

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Lake Brantley Teacher                                                      The Enchanted Closet: Helping
Receives State Recognition                                                 to Create the Perfect Prom Experience
Darla Lanier is one of two teachers selected by the Florida                Wow, it seems like just yesterday that I went to my prom (Actually
Jump$tart Coalition to attend the National Educator Conference             it was 35 years ago – but who’s counting?). I remember going
in Washington, DC, November 5-7. Jump$tart is a national coalition         with my mom to pick out the perfect, ultimate dress. We were
of organizations dedicated to improving the financial literacy             on a very tight budget in those days, but we found THE one!
of pre-kindergarten through college-age youth by providing                 The unfortunate reality is that many families in our Lake Brantley
advocacy, research, standards and educational resources.                   community are struggling even harder today with household
Jump$tart strives to prepare youth for life-long successful                expenses – let alone worrying about those “extra expenses” that
financial decision-making.                                                 always seem to come along. With that in mind, the desire to help
                                                                           create a pleasant and affordable way ($10.00 donation) to assist
Darla was selected based on her advocacy of financial literacy             students in finding that amazing dress - The Enchanted Closet
in the classroom. Darla is a business teacher, co-director of the          has come to life!
Institute of Finance, and co-sponsor of Business Professionals of
America. The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants is          We will begin collecting clean and gently worn homecoming
sponsoring Darla’s attendance. Congratulations Darla! You are a            and prom dresses in the Building 7 Office on November 15th.
Patriot who makes a difference.                                            We’ll continue collection until the end of January, 2011.

                                                                           In late February students who are
                                                                                                                                         Enchanted
School Advisory Council (SAC)                                              interested in “shopping” for a dress
                                                                                                                                           Closet
Graduation Gown Program                                                    and have demonstrated financial
The main responsibilities of SAC are to advise the principal on            need will schedule a personal
policy issues, write the annual School Improvement Plan (SIP),             shopping appointment to help
and allocate state-awarded SAC funds for projects that are                 them find that amazing dress!
related to implementation of the SIP.
                                                                           All sizes and all styles of dresses
Many families in the Lake Brantley community continue to face              are welcome, as long as they are in
difficult financial challenges. In response to this economic               good repair and clean. Fall cleaning?
situation, SAC is pleased to continue its program…                         This is the perfect opportunity
                                                                           to do something wonderful with
Pass Down a Graduation Gown!                                               those dresses just hanging in your
Our blue graduation gowns can be very costly for graduating                closet unloved and unworn!
seniors. Many of our previous graduates have gently-used gowns
that they cannot continue to use. We hope to collect those gowns           Please contact Julie Collins at
to lend to graduating seniors. This is a “win-win” program to ensure       407-746-3671 or Deirdre Garnes
that all seniors have the required graduation gown to wear to the          at 407-746-3502 with any questions.
LBHS commencement ceremony. We will collect gowns after each               Proceeds from donations will benefit
graduation to be borrowed again and again. If you have a gown to           the Charcot Marie Tooth Association.
donate, please turn it in at the front office.


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                              eminders
                                                        New Dress Code              SCPS Honor Code
                                                        for 2010-2011               In conjunction with the Ready to Learn and Responsible
                                                       All students in Seminole     schoolwide expectations, all students are required to
Cell Phone Policy                                    County are following a         uphold the principle of academic honesty in all classes.
Students may possess cell                        new dress code for the 2010-       The SCPS Honor Code is in effect at all times. A student
phones on campus during                     2011 school year. This dress code       who violates the Honor Code will receive a grade of zero
the school day. Students                   is approved by the School Board,         on the assignment/test and a disciplinary consequence.
may use their phones                        and all schools have been directed      For all Honor Code violations, parents will be contacted
before school, after school,                 to enforce it. The new dress           by both the classroom teacher and an administrator.
during lunch, and during                        code is available on the Lake       Honor Code violations jeopardize participation in
class     change        times.                    Brantley and SCPS websites.       extracurricular/athletic activities and membership in
However, students may not                          All students received a copy     honorary societies. At Lake Brantley, the display or
display or use these devices                        of the dress code during the    use of an electronic device during an assessment is
during instructional time,                        first week of classes, and it     an automatic Honor Code violation regardless of the
which includes time out of                     was reviewed with all students       student’s intent. Electronic devices should be switched
the classroom with a pass.                    on the morning television             off and put away during all assessments.
During instructional time,                   show. Any student who violates
the mere display of a cell                   the dress code will receive a          Student Supervision
phone (e.g. to check time                    disciplinary consequence; there        Florida Statute 1003.31 establishes that all students
or messages) is grounds                       are no more warnings! Lake            enrolled in the Seminole County Public Schools are
for a disciplinary referral.                  Brantley’s      administration   is   subject to the laws, rules, regulations, and policies of
If a student’s phone rings                    pleased that nearly all students      the State of Florida and the School Board of Seminole
during class time, then he/                   have been following the new           County, Florida, anytime:
she can be disciplined                        dress code, but teachers will         • a student is on School Board owned property
for unauthorized use. The                    continue to write dress code           • a student is attending school
display or use of a phone                  referrals and administration will        • a student is on a school bus
during any test, quiz, or other   continue to implement random dress code           • a student is being transported to or from school or
assessment constitutes an         sweeps as needed.                                   school-sponsored events
Honor Code violation. Please                                                        • a student is in attendance at or participating in a
do not call or text your child    Notarizing Forms                                    school-sponsored activity
during instructional time!        Notaries are usually available to help our        • school personnel have the right to question students
                                  parents and students with school-related            concerning school matters without notice to or
Textbooks                         forms. Because both the student and parent          consent of the student’s parent(s) or legal guardian
Students and their parents        signatures must be notarized, we ask that you     During such times, all students are subject to the
are financially responsible       appear together with proper identification. We    immediate control and direction of district and school
for all books with barcodes       prefer to notarize documents before or after      level administrators, deans, supervising teachers or
that are checked out with         school so that students do not miss valuable      other adults (such as chaperones), staff members,
their student ID number.          instructional time.                               and school bus drivers.
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Student Attendance Policy                                                Make-Up Time for 2010-11                                   LB Tardy Policy
A student:                                                               Make-up time for students with excessive                   Students are expected to arrive to class on
• under the age of 16 is required by                                     unexcused absences will be held on                         time. Each teacher is responsible for defining
  state law to attend school. Additionally,                              selected Wednesdays in the Cafeteria                       a tardy to his/her class and reporting student
  a student may have his/her driver’s                                    from 1:35-3:15 pm. The remaining make-                     tardiness. The first two tardies in each class
  license revoked due to excessive                                       up time dates for this year are:                           will result in a warning. For the third tardy
  absences. All doctor notes and/or other                                semester one: 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15              and every tardy thereafter, the classroom
  official documentation must be turned                                  semester two: 1/26, 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2,             teacher will assign the student a one-hour
  in within 5 days of the absence. NO                                    3/9, 3/16, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4,               detention to be served after school in 5-004
  PARENT NOTES ARE CONSIDERED AS                                         5/11, 5/18.                                                from 2:30-3:30 pm.
  EXCUSED ABSENCE.                                                       Make-Up Time Rules
• with more than 9 unexcused absences                                    1. All students participating in make-up time must present photo identification upon
  in a one-half (1/2) credit class will receive                             request. Failure to produce photo identification will result in dismissal from make-up
  a grade of F for the term regardless of                                   time with no credit for time served. Please see the Media Center to replace a lost
  the calculated grade. Make-up time is                                     LBHS ID card.
  available but must be completed before                                 2. Students who arrive at the cafeteria after 1:35 pm will not be admitted.
  the end of the semester or the student
                                                                         3. Students who wish to make-up only one class must serve from 1:35 pm-2:25 pm.
  will lose credit for the course.
                                                                            No new students will be admitted to serve from 2:25 pm-3:15 pm.
• will be considered absent from class if
                                                                         4. Electronic devices must be turned off and put away. Any exposure or use of an electronic
  the student arrives late or leaves class
                                                                            device will result in dismissal from make-up time with no credit for time served.
  for greater than or equal to 5 minutes.
                                                                         5. The dress code is in effect during make-up time. Hats, hoods, etc. are prohibited.
• will receive, at his/her parent(s)/
                                                                            Violations will result in dismissal from make-up time with no credit for time served.
  guardian(s) residence, a phone call
  after each unexcused absence. After                                    6. No food or drink is permitted except bottled water. Violations will result in dismissal
  nine (9) unexcused absences in any                                        from make-up time with no credit for time served.
  grading period, the principal or designee                              7. Talking and other forms of communication are prohibited during make-up time.
  must contact the parent/guardian via                                      Violations will result in dismissal from make-up time with no credit for time served.
  telephone or by mail.                                                  8. Students are not permitted to sleep, put their heads down, or lean on tables during
• participating in school activities or attending                           make-up time. Students must remain facing forward at all times. Violations will result
  to school business during the school day                                  in dismissal from make-up time with no credit for time served.
  is considered in attendance. The activity is                           9. Students are to work on class assignments or complete sustained silent reading
  usually considered a field trip.                                          during make-up time. Playing cards and calculator games are prohibited.
• suspended for disciplinary reasons is                                  10. Any Student Code of Conduct violation committed during make-up time may result
  not to attend school and will be counted                                   in a discipline referral. Disrespect to staff or disruption of make-up time will result in
  absent, and considered unexcused.                                          an out-of-school suspension.
A parent/guardian may request an attendance                              Questions regarding make-up time may be directed to the attendance office or
print-out from the attendance office.                                    the student’s building office.

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Lake Brantley High School
athletics                                                                           Athletic Booster Club
                                                                                   Christmas Tree Sale 2010
All LBHS sports schedules can be
                                                                                            Buy your tree from us!
found on www.C2cschools.com                                                       Fraser fir trees 4’ to 14’ and 16” wreaths!
                                                                                              Delivery is available.
Girls Weightlifting               Wrestling
Girls Weightlifting began on      Charity Challenge                             Friday, November 26: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
October 25th. The weight          On Monday, January 31, 2011,
                                                                                   Monday - Friday: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
room is open after school         the wrestling coaches and
                                                                                Saturdays & Sundays: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
from 2:20 to 3:15 each day        officials will hold their annual
until the football season is      charity event to benefit the
                                                                             This event is run by our athletes and their parents.
over. After that, the weight      Hospice of the Comforter. The
                                                                              Your tree will be bailed (wrapped) for transport.
room will stay open until         event will take place in the
4:00 pm daily for all girls who   Lake Brantley Gym at 7:00
want to participate on the        pm. A $5.00 donation will be
                                                                                    DISCOUNT FOR LAKE BRANTLEY
weightlifting team. The weight    accepted at the door. If you
                                                                                        HIGH SCHOOL PARENTS
room is open for all girls        wish to obtain a ticket, please
to help them train for other      see Coach Carpenger in room
                                                                                     $5 OFF ANY TREE ON THE LOT
sports as well. See Coach         8-205, Coach Rinyu in Portable
                                                                                 (MUST BRING COUPON FOR DISCOUNT)
Shafer with any questions.        12, or Mrs. Carpenger in the
                                  Building 8 Office.



BAND                              Holiday Luminary Sale The 16th Annual Patriot Showcase
The Lake Brantley High School Band students will canvass             The Lake Brantley High School Band will present its 16th annual
area neighborhoods on Saturday, November 13th for their 24th         Patriot Showcase Concert on Thursday, December 16 and Friday,
annual Luminary Sale. The Deluxe Kit consists of candles,            December 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Lake Brantley High School
bags, sand, and instructions for assembling 20 luminaries at         Auditorium. The Showcase features performances from various
a cost of $16 per kit. The Basic Kit does not include the sand       sections of the band, instrumental ensembles, solos, and the entire
and is $14 per kit.                                                  Patriot band in a rapid succession from various locations in the
                                                                     auditorium. Due to the nature of this concert, the audience must be
Holiday luminaries have become a tradition in many of our area       in the auditorium and seated by show time. No one can be admitted
communities. If we miss your house during our canvassing you         after this time. Band members will be moving quickly throughout
can print an order form from our website, www.patriotband.org,       the auditorium and some of the show is performed in the dark.
and mail order with payment to: Lake Brantley Band Boosters,         For more information, please call the band room at (407) 746-3460.
991 Sand Lake Road, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 by December          Tickets are $5.00 presale and $6.00 at the door. More band news
1st. Thank you for supporting the Lake Brantley Band program.        can be found at www. patriotband.org
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Lake Brantley CFE                                                                                        Yearbook Updates
Lake Brantley High School is honored to have been                                                        Yearbooks are on sale in
chosen by Central Florida Educators’ Federal Credit                                           ®          room 8-224 for $75.00.
Union as Seminole County’s first student run high school
                                                                                                         Senior Salutations are due
credit union. Federally insured by the NCUA, CFE has
                                                                                                         on December 15th. If you
met the needs of its members for over 71 years. CFE is
                                                                                                         did not receive a form in
a financially sound and well capitalized credit union. Locally managed, CFE consistently maintains
                                                                                                         the mail, please go to any
prudent lending policies and conservative investment practices.
                                                                                                         of the building offices.
In its second year of operation, the ‘Brantley Branch’ serves students, faculty and staff and is open
each day during regular school hours. Institute of Finance students are recognized for their many
                                                                                                         Speak Out Hotline
contributions to the branch including naming the facility “Brantley Branch,” design of the debit card,
                                                                                                         Students can anonymously
and countless hours of intense training, and working as tellers during our operational hours.
                                                                                                         report concerns about
The beginning of the year new account incentive was a great success! From August 16 until                school and student safety
September 17, CFE matched up to $25 of the initial deposit for each new account opened at our            to the Speak Out Hotline.
branch. Currently, our new account incentive gives each new member two AMC movie tickets (a              There are three ways to
$20 value). Students are encouraged to open a savings account with a minimum amount of $5                make a report:
required. Parent signatures are not required to open a savings account, but students under 18            Online: www.speakouthotline.org
years of age must have a parent sign when applying for a debit card. Please have your student            By phone: 1-800-423-TIPS
stop by the Brantley Branch to begin a savings plan and experience the use of a debit card before        By text: Text the word SPEAKOUT
graduation by opening an account today!                                                                  and your tip to 274637


Link Crew News                                                                                           Debate Awards
Our first social event of the year was “Free Friday Football for Freshmen”                               On October 2, the Lake
which occurred on Friday, 09/10/10. Our 9th graders showed school                                        Brantley Debate Team
spirit by wearing their blue Class of 2014 t-shirts and several                                          attended     the   NFCFL
lucky students won exotic tropical smoothies from Maui Wowi! A                                           Qualifier #2 at Trinity
good time was had by all (even with the rain delay…we beat Oviedo!)                                      Prep School.      Twenty-
Our next big venture will be After School Tutoring by Link Leaders. Parents, if your 9th grader is       nine students competed
struggling in any of the core subjects – Math, English or Science--you may want your student to          from Lake Brantley, and 4
take advantage of this service on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Media Center from 2:30 – 3:00            of them earned awards!
p.m. More information about this program will be forthcoming on the Link Crew link on the Lake           Trophies were won in
Brantley website @ www.lakebrantley.com                                                                  the Novice Public Forum
                                                                                                         section of debate, which
                                                                                                         consists of teams of two
Business Professionals of America News
                                                                                                         students arguing about
Business Professionals of America has 87 members this year. On the week of November 8, the
                                                                                                         national and international
written and computer competitive event tests were administered at Lake Brantley. On December 3,
                                                                                                         news headlines. The topic
all members are eligible to attend the Region 302 competition at Seminole State College. This is an
                                                                                                         that our students debated
excused activity for the day. At this time, students in speaking events and performance events—
                                                                                                         on was “Resolved: NATO
both individual and team events—will give their presentations. Students who tested in written and
                                                                                                         improves the lives of
computer events earlier may attend and take Open Events. This is also a wonderful opportunity to
                                                                                                         Afghan citizens.” Winners
network with other BPA members in our region.
                                                                                                         in Public Forum from
We are proud to announce that all Region 302 officers were selected from Lake Brantley. They are:        Lake Brantley were Julia
President—Nicole Edelstein, Vice President—Jordan Kuveke, Secretary—Jessica Sanchez and                  Fae Barrett & Ben Smith
Historian—Chris Brady.                                                                                   (1st Place) and Elizabeth
We appreciate the parents, faculty and staff who supported our Yankee Candle fundraiser and              Bernstein     &    Tabitha
our Enjoy the City coupon book fundraiser. The profits are used to pay for expenses incurred for         Sawdon (3rd Place).
participating in Regional, State and National competitions.
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                                                                Jefferson Awards
                                                                The Jefferson Awards (J.A.), founded by
                                                                Senator Robert Taft, Jacqueline Kennedy
                                                                Onassis, and Sam Beard, is a national
News from the                                                   program whose mission is to create a “Nobel
                                                                Prize” for community service. J.A. currently awards exceptional
art department                                                  volunteerism on the national level and has now integrated their program
                                                                into select high schools. We at Lake Brantley recognize and promote
The Photography/Arts classes are proud to announce that
                                                                volunteerism to our students. For the last two years, Lake Brantley
Zoe Mack won the “BEST OF SHOW” Award at the 34th
                                                                has been the most effective J.A. program to promote and recognize
Annual Maitland Rotary Festival of the Arts “Art Under the
                                                                awareness in Central Florida. Winning students are recognized and
Stars” October 1 – 3. Merit Award recipients included Michael
                                                                promoted throughout the school and community.
Payne, Ann Hall, and Susan Sorensen. Congratulations to all
the wonderful Lake Brantley artists for a standout display.     Last year’s Jefferson Awards Committee had the privilege of going to
Your efforts and talent are so very exceptional and you         Washington D.C. because of the outstanding work they completed here
make your teachers proud!                                       at our very own high school. This year’s Jefferson Awards Committee
                                                                includes: Rachael Houston, Casey O’Grady, Megan Mairs, Christy
Natasha Evans received the Charles Dorn Award of
                                                                Brown, Vanesa Moreno, Tiffany Song, Lucas Ryan, and Jean Tabares.
Excellence at the 58th Annual Florida Art Education
                                                                Our goals for this year will include recognizing Lake Brantley students’
Association Conference on October 16th. Natasha’s winning
                                                                outstanding community service at a national level. We are also hoping
portrait was selected from over 1,000 entries from K-12 art
                                                                to publicize the Jefferson Awards throughout the community. With this
students across the state. Of the 1,000+ entries, 40 were
                                                                year’s theme of “Dreaming Big and Acting Bigger,” we hope to take this
selected to be displayed in the Florida Hotel lobby and 4
                                                                year’s Jefferson Awards accomplishments to the next level.
were from LBHS!
                                                                September: Hannah Bosgraaf (Junior)
Arts Alive! will be held at the Westin Hotel in Lake Mary on
                                                                Hannah Bosgraaf went on a mission trip this past summer to an
December 3, 2010.
                                                                orphanage in Ukraine, Russia and spent two weeks there. This
Winners for the Annual Sanford Historic Trust Art Contest       experience inspired Hannah and her mother to someday open an
will be announced at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts           orphanage in Ukraine. This led Hannah to start her own club here at Lake
Center in Sanford on Friday, Dec. 10th at 7:00 pm.              Brantley. “Far Away Place” will raise money for the future orphanage.
                                                                Hannah’s $50 donation from the Jefferson Awards Committee went to
LBHS Art & Photo Student Display at the School Board will       Far Away Place.
be exhibited in the Educational Support Center Lobby, Lake
                                                                October: Nate & Samuel Landrum (Freshmen)
Mary, from January 12-19, 2011.
                                                                Nate Landrum chose to honor his community and country by serving
The Seminole County Art Teachers’ Exhibit will be held at       homeless and ill veterans through the local VA Hospital. Nate’s brother
the Casselberry Art House January 13 to February 8, 2011        Samuel also did his volunteer service at a VA Hospital. Nate’s $50
with a CLOSING RECEPTION ON February 4th from 6:00              donation went to Veterans Stand Down, and Samuel’s went to the
to 8:00 pm.                                                     Wounded Warrior Project.




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Parent Information Network (pin)                                             Registration:
                                                                             If you want to have access to PIN for the first time, you
                                                                             must complete an online registration form found at www.
                                                                             lakebrantley.com. Please bring the form along with your
                                                                             driver’s license to the Media Center between 6:30 am -
The Parent Information Network (PIN) is a system that gives parents          2:00 pm on school days. Only Parents/Guardians that are
an idea of their child’s classroom performance by reporting both             on record within our student information system will be
attendance and grades. PIN is by no means a perfect system. It               granted access. If in doubt about your status, please call
requires both human and technical elements to work in concert for its        407-746-3450 before coming to the school.
true benefit to be realized. Here are a few facts about PIN.
                                                                             Teacher Responsibility:
Attendance:                                                                  Teachers play a large role in the success of PIN. Teachers
PIN reports student attendance up to the previous school day. So,            are required to update their computer gradebooks a
if it is Tuesday, August 24, 2010, PIN will reflect the attendance up to     minimum of once per week during the school year. For PIN
Monday, August 23, 2010.                                                     to operate successfully teachers must do the following:
Grades:
                                                                             1.   Ensure grades are updated regularly
PIN is not a real-time view of your child’s grades. It is a past view of
                                                                             2.   Ensure that date assigned and due dates are put into
the teacher’s gradebook. Just what does this mean? Every Tuesday
                                                                                  the gradebook
and Thursday @ 4:00 pm PIN captures exactly what is in the teacher’s
                                                                             3.   Ensure that the correct current average is selected and
gradebook. This process works overnight and the results are displayed
                                                                                  displayed in the gradebook
the next day (every Wednesday and Friday) at approximately 9:00 am.
                                                                             4.   Take attendance daily
So, by the time you see what is displayed on PIN, you are actually looking
at the grades as of 4:00 pm the previous day. Please understand this is      Teachers may elect to sign up for a PIN account to verify the
all a technical process. PIN does not have any control over whether the      results of the gradebook and PIN. Additionally, teachers may
teacher has updated grades in the gradebook. PIN will display exactly        also elect to email progress reports to parents through the
what is in the gradebook at the time of capture.                             gradebook if the teacher has email addresses from parents.


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