4 Over 5o people from the National Association of Independent Schools’ People of Color Conference (PoCC) are welcomed to Lakeside’s Upper and Middle Schools to tour our schools and participate in conversations our administrators

4-7 Six Lakesiders–Leeah M. ’20, Seeka C. ’21, Kamal M. ’22, Sam L. ’22, Danielle T. ’21–attend the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC), an annual conference that brings together students of every race, background, and identity from independent schools across the nation to engage in topics such as social justice, inequity issues across the nation, and current events

13 The school celebrates basketball and PRIDE at the winter tailgate

16 ACT Young Playwright’s Program chooses Sofia D. ’20’s play “Estrella” to be one of eight to be published in an anthology, receive a professional workshop, and performed as part of the Young Playwrights Festival in March. Fellow seniors John A., David C., Molly C., and Rose P. were awarded Honorable Mentions

18 Economist and professor at Cornell University Robert H. Frank speaks about behavioral economics and his book, Under the Influence: Putting Peer Pressure to Work as part of the BMGI Speaker Series on Economics

23-January 4 School is closed. Enjoy Winter Break!



10 Sanna Marin is elected Prime Minister of Finland–the world’s youngest currently-serving state leader

18 The House of Representatives, dominated by Democrats, approves impeachment charges against President Trump over his pressuring Ukraine to investigate a political rival. The Republican-led Senate is unlikely to convict and remove the president from office in trial

19 The next round of Democratic debates take place at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA

21 Winter solstice