Lake Shore Freshman Academy kicks off year right

Submitted Photo The Lake Shore Freshman Academy kicked off the new school year with a team building event to help students get acclimated to high school life.

ANGOLA — The Lake Shore Freshman Academy welcomed and embraced 185 new freshmen this September using team building to help them become acclimated to high school life. It’s a great way for freshmen to understand that they are part of one team — the class of 2021.

On this team, everyone matters, no one falls through the cracks, and every student is expected to graduate with their classmates in 2021. A big part of the Academy’s acclimation process is team building and cooperative learning.

On Monday, Oct. 2, all freshmen participated in the Annual Freshman Team building Boot Camp where they had to work together with their teachers in various fun, physical, and mental challenges.

Students bonded together singing the “Lake Shore Fight Song” and then posed for a Class of 2021 picture for the yearbook.

This event came right on the heels of their first official Lake Shore Homecoming. Students participated in the school’s hallway decorating challenge earning them third-place overall, and most freshmen attended the annual Homecoming Dance.

The Freshman Academy believes involvement is a huge key to student success in high school, so no time is wasted getting students involved in fun, positive programs that encourage student participation. Involved students statistically enjoy and come to school more, and when students have better attendance, they have better grades.

The Academy would like to thank all of the parents and the Lake Shore Administrators for allowing the facilitators to provide such great opportunities for the freshmen.