Lexington comes to Boston

  • When: Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 6 pm

  • Where: Madison Park Technical Vocational High School, 75 Malcolm X Boulevard, Boston, MA 02120

Please join the Lexington School Committee & METCO Parents to participate in small group dialogue with Principals, METCO parents and others from our school community. Dinner will be served. Bus departs Central Office at 4:45pm. RSVP by Friday, November 16 for dinner and/or to reserve a seat on the bus by emailing Fgrullon@lexingtonma.org.

WANTED - Community feedback on changing the LHS school start time to 8:30AM

Your feedback is important to help inform the school committee on a decision to possibly implement a later high school start time.  All members of the school community are encouraged to attend and share their thoughts about a 45-minute later start at Lexington High School and a modest (possibly 5-15 minute) later start at the elementary schools. Here are ways you can learn more and share your thoughts before a decision is made at the December 4 school committee meeting.

Later Start Time Public Forums

Monday, November 5, 2018 
5:00 - 6:00 p.m
Science Lecture Hall at Lexington High School

Tuesday, November 20, 2018  
location/time to be determined soon

First Annual Meet the Principals!

On Thursday October 11, 2018 the Lexington High School Parent Teacher Organization (LHSPTO) hosted the first annual Meet the Principals Q&A event on Back to School Night. A standing room only crowd of parents had the opportunity to hear from Principal Stephens and Assistant Principal Baker on a wide range of topics including school safety, start times, NEASC accreditation, and much more. The event was a huge success and the PTO hopes to host similar events in the future. Thank you to everyone who attended, our volunteers and Principal Stephens and Assistant Principal Baker.

Back to School Night - Student Class Council

The LHS CLASS COUNCILS will be having their first joint fundraiser of the year selling LHS GEAR at Back To School Night.   Please consider making a purchase to help each of the classes raise funds for activities that will bring the class together.

All proceeds from the sale will go directly to supporting class activities. 

Stop by The Class Council Table during a free block at Back To School Night and purchase a LHS Sweatshirt, LHS Teeshirt or Hat. 

Cash or checks made out to the Town of Lexington will be accepted. Thanks in advance for your support!

Best, 

LHS Class Advisors...

Liz Curtin..Senior Class Advisor

Stacy McFadden and Jess Goodstone..Junior Class Advisors

Danielle Isreal and Kelly Anderson...Sophomore Class Advisors

Martha Queenin..Freshmen Class Advisor

Announcements for LHS Seniors

  • Senior Counselor Seminars

Attention Seniors: Counselor Seminars will begin the week of September 17 and continue for three consecutive weeks. It is important that students check the block, start time and location of their Senior Seminar to ensure that they make it to all three sessions. Please contact your school counselor if you do not have Senior Seminar included on your Q1 schedule.

Joanne Tringale, Counseling Department

781-861-2320, x69722

  • Yearbooks on Sale Now!

Yearbooks are now on sale for $85. Last year was a sell-out, so order your yearbook now!

Purchase online at https://lexingtonyearbook.jimdo.com/ or send a check to Harriet Wallen in the LHS Library. Checks should be made out to Town of Lexington.

Questions, email Harriet at hwallen@lexingtonma.org or call 781-861-2320, x. 69151

Harriet Wallen, Librarian, Lexington High School

K-12 Facilitator, Library Dept., Lexington Public Schools

  • Senior Yearbook Portraits, deadline Oct 15

Senior year is finally here and it is time to schedule your senior portrait! Please note our yearbook senior portrait policy. Only portraits taken by our designated photography company, Smile-Pro/ Portrait Experience, will be included in our yearbook. There will be no exceptions to this policy. You can book an appointment for yearbook only if you do not wish to purchase a senior portrait from them. You are under no obligation to do so. There will be opportunities provided at school in the fall at no charge if you would like to be included in the book and do not want a formal sitting. On underclass picture make-up day, seniors who want a quick picture taken for inclusion in the yearbook will be able to do that. The goal is to have every senior pictured.

Additionally, if traveling to SmilePro’s Bedford location is not convenient, a mobile studio will be set up at LHS for a formal portrait experience (by appointment only). Please note that the deadline for having your portrait taken is October 15; keep this in mind when scheduling your appointment. Please book now to ensure that you can have your portrait taken in time.

Details at http://www.portraitexperience.com

Questions, email Harriet Wallen at hwallen@lexingtonma.org or call 781-861-2320, x. 69151

Harriet Wallen, Librarian, Lexington High School

K-12 Facilitator, Library Dept., Lexington Public Schools

  • LHS Seniors: Transcript Request Deadlines

Seniors must request official transcripts in Naviance via their Naviance accounts here »

To ensure your transcript and Counselor Statement reach the admissions office at the time of your application, please do the following.

Request your official transcript in Naviance.

Print the Transcript Status Page and bring to the Registrar’s Office, room 152, before the posted deadlines below:

College Due Date                   LHS Request Deadline

Mon. October 15                             Fri. September 21  

Thurs. November 1                          Wed. October 3   

Thurs. November 15                               Wed. October 17  

Sat. December 1                              Fri. November 2

Sat. December 15                            Fri. November 16  

Tues. January 1                              Fri. November 30   

Tues. January 15                            Tues. December 18        

Fri. February 1                           Thur. January 3               

Fri. February 15                         Thur. January 17  

Fri. March 1                               Thur. February 7

Rolling Admissions transcript requests: due 3 weeks prior to preferred college due date.

The Registrar’s Office is unable to remove or cancel requests once you have officially requested transcripts. You will be billed $6.00 for each official transcript requested in your Naviance account. Parents will be billed in the Spring by the electronic MCC e-School payment center.

Transcript Financial Assistance may be applied for through the LPS Business Office - Ms. Adrian Leone, 781-861-2563 x 68061 aleone@lexingtonma.org. Please apply for Financial Assistance by February to avoid being billed in the Spring.

SCORES: You must have SAT & ACT scores officially sent from the College Board or the ACT to your college(s).

LHS Transcript Request Deadlines 2018 – 2019 for Seniors

1)    Seniors must request official transcripts in Naviance via their Naviance accounts.  link: https://connection.naviance.com/family-connection/auth/login/?hsid=lexington

2)    To ensure your transcript and Counselor Statement reach the admissions office at the time of your application, please do the following:

  • Request your official transcript in Naviance.
  • Print the Transcript Status Page and bring to the Registrar’s Office, room  152, before the posted deadlines below.
  • Turn in your completed Counselor Statement packet to your counselor before the posted deadlines below.
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College Due Date    LHS Request Deadline
Mon October 15 Fri September 21
Thurs November 1 Wed October 3
Thurs November 15 Wed October 17
Sat December 1 Fri November 2
Sat December 15 Fri November 16
Tues January 1 Fri November 30
Tues January 15 Tue December 18
Fri February 1 Thur January 3
Fri February 15 Thur January 17
Fri March 1 Thur February 7

Rolling Admissions transcript requests: due 3 weeks prior to preferred college due date.

The Registrar’s Office is unable to remove or cancel requests once you have officially requested transcripts.

You will be billed $6.00 for each official transcript requested in your Naviance account. Parents will be billed in the Spring by the electronic MCC e-School payment center.

Transcript Financial Assistance may be applied for through the LPS Business Office - Ms. Adrian Leone, 781-861-2563 x 68061 aleone@lexingtonma.org. Please apply for Financial Assistance by February to avoid being billed in the Spring.

SCORES:  You must have SAT & ACT scores officially sent from the College Board or the ACT to your college(s).

Newcomer's Potluck Dinner Sept 2018

Save the date: 

Newcomer’s Potluck dinner - LHS, Commons 2, Sept 5th, 6 pm to 8 pm

The Lexington High School PTO invites new students and their families to a gathering at the high school to meet other new families. If you are new to Lexington or new to the Lexington Public Schools (coming from a private school), please join us for a Newcomers’ Potluck from 6:00 to 8:00 on Wednesday, September 5, in Commons 2 at the high school. There will be several parents there to greet you and answer your questions, and you will hear briefly from our principal, our new associate principal; director of guidance, students from NEXXUS (the newcomers’ club at the high school), the Lexington Newcomers’ Club, and the PTO president. Main dishes and drinks will be provided, but please bring a side dish to share: if your student’s last name begins with the letter A-O, please bring a salad or other vegetable dish; if your student’s last name begins with the letter P-Z, please bring a dessert. If your family is from somewhere other than the United States, please feel free to bring a dish that reflects that.

Co-chairs- 

Ann Redmon, Ann Boese and Reiko Miyagawa

LHS PTO

Final Exams Schedule 2018

The LHS Final Exam schedule has been developed and adjusted for the changes in the calendar that has the last day of school set for June 22, 2018.

Here is the schedule: 

Tues. 6/12:      Last day of regular classes
Wed. 6/13:       Review Day (block schedule for review week below) 
Thurs. 6/14:     Review Day
Fri. 6/15:          Regular Day/In-class review (Homework Holiday – Eid a Fatr)

Monday: 6/18:
8:00-9:30 – Social Studies Exams
11:30-1:00 – Science Exams

Tuesday 6/19: 
8:00-9:30 – English Exams
11:30-1:00 – Mathematics Exams

Wednesday 6/20:
8:00-9:30 – World Language Exams
11:30-1:00 – Make-up Exams

Thursday 6/21:
All periods meet A-H

Friday 6/22 – Last Half-Day for Students

2017-18 LHS PTO Grants

This school year, the LHS PTO was delighted to receive 28 grant applications – the most ever received in one grant cycle! We are truly fortunate to have so many creative, innovative and committed teachers and staff at LHS!

Eighteen of the grant requests were fully or partially funded through the PTO Grants budget, 5 grants were fully funded and one grant partially funded by the PTO with funds from department contributions, financial aid and designated membership donations. 

The PTO was able to fund 23 grants totaling over $9,500 because of the generous support of our community of families! Thank you for joining the PTO! Your membership dues and additional contributions support our teachers and our students! 

Thank you to the wonderful LHS teachers, staff and administrators for your initiative and dedication to teaching and learning! Congratulations to this year’s recipients!

Click here to read the grant summaries

 

2018 LHS SCHOOL COUNCIL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PARENT CANDIDATES

LHS School Council Parent Volunteer Opportunity:

The LHS School Council is seeking two (2) LHS parent candidates to each serve a three-year term starting in 2018-2019.   The candidates must have a child at LHS during the full three-year term. Overlapping siblings are also acceptable. 

The purpose of the School Council is to work collaboratively with the Principal to develop school improvement plans consistent with system wide goals and student performance standards set by the Massachusetts Board of Education.  Council members plan ways to meet the diverse learning needs of students; establish a school climate of tolerance and respect for every individual; involve parents in the life of the school; impact safety and discipline; enhance extracurricular activities and more.

The Council is composed of LHS parents, faculty, community representatives, LHS students and the Principal. Meetings are held on a Monday evening once a month, at LHS.

If you are interested in serving on the LHS School Council, please email a brief summary (limit is 250 words) of your qualifications and interest. Please note that this summary will be published, for LHS parents to vote on electronically. Send to: Shubhra Chandra, President@lhspto.org no later than March 29th, 2018.  The two parent candidates will be selected, through a ballot election, by the parents at LHS. We will be setting up online voting. Deadline for voting will be published later. 

Please email- president@lhspto.org if you have any questions. 

 

PTO Forum: Life after LHS

 

Life after LHS – Forum on returning college students, their experiences and advise to current LHS parents and students Location: IDLC/ Science Lecture Hall

Date: Wednesday January 3rd, 2018

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm

High school is considered a gateway to the future. Come and hear how these college or gap year students have seized new opportunities and learn how LHS prepared them for different paths. Our panel will consist of former LHS students attending different types of colleges, playing sports, joining music groups and taking gap years. This forum is perfect for juniors and seniors, though all are welcome.  We would like to encourage parents and guardians to bring their students to this event. 

Email Forums@lhspto.org for any questions about the event and please bring your questions along for the panelists. 

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PTO Forum: Success at LHS – The Role of the Counseling Department in the Social and Emotional Well-Being of Our Students

When: November 29th, 6:30-8:00 pm 

Where: LHS, Science Lecture Hall

 ** Meet our New Assistant Director of Counseling

 

Is your student shy?  Perhaps they are not so comfortable asking for help?  Are they facing social issues or struggling with other aspects of student life?  Lexington High School continues to make emotional well-being of students a priority. With high level visioning, planning and interactions with students, the counseling department works daily to support and empower students. The goal is a successful journey for students at LHS. This important session will feature our new Asst. Director of Counseling, Stacy Glickman.  She will outline the work of the Counseling Department, go through grade level social and emotional targets and highlight how students learn to advocate for themselves in all types of situations. Please join us ‪on November 29th from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Independent Learning Center in the science building (formerly called Science Lecture Hall).

 

This is the first of our annual forums offered to the LHS parent and guardian community. We will be including many topics parents have asked for in our recent PTO Forum survey.  Please be on the lookout for future sessions on relevant topics.

Parents: Please fill out the NEASC Survey

Parents: Please fill out the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Survey:

 

NOTE: We need to get at least 25% LHS Family responses so please consider taking this important survey

As part of our decennial accreditation process with NEASC, LHS is due to undertake a self-reflection process later this year where we examine our educational program in light of the NEASC Standards for Accreditation (see attached).  A key step at the start of this process is to administer a survey of parents, faculty and students that will help us to identify areas where we have particular strengths and areas where we need to focus for improvement with regard to the Standards for Accreditation.  We will be administering the student and faculty surveys during the school day.  Below is the family (parent/guardian) survey and LHS parents are urged to complete this survey.  As part of the directions, “If you have more than one student in the school, please think of your oldest student currently attending as you answer the questions in the survey.”

 

NEASC Family Survey

SAT Test Day Checklist

SAT Test Dates for 2017–2018

Parents are reminded to sign up their child early for SAT testing at LHS (www.collegeboard.org).  Lexington test center fills quickly, especially for August, May and June. Accommodations that are used in school do not apply to College Board. Students need to apply and College Board makes the decision within 7 weeks of receiving an application. Please email Mrs. Dooley,cdooley@lexingtonma.org, SSD Coordinator for an application or stop by room 152 at LHS and pick one up.

2017–2018 SAT Test Dates and Registration

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Print Your Admission Ticket

Sign in to your College Board account to print your Admission Ticket. You can’t get into the test center without it.

 

What to Bring

  • Your Admission Ticket
  • Acceptable photo ID
  • Two No. 2 pencils with erasers
  • An approved calculator
  • Epinephrine auto-injectors (e.g., EpiPens) are permitted without the need for accommodations. They must be placed in a clear bag and stored under the student’s desk during testing. For policies on other medications and medical devices, contact Services for Students with Disabilities.

Nice to Have

  • A watch (without an audible alarm)
  • Extra batteries and backup equipment—you’ll have to ask for permission to access them. They cannot be on your desk during the test.
  • A bag or backpack
  • A drink or snacks (for your break)
  • Breakfast before you arrive

What Not to Bring

  • Any devices, including digital watches, that can be used to record, transmit, receive, or play back audio, photographic, text, or video content (with the exception of CD players used for Language with Listening Subject Tests only)
  • Audio players/recorders, tablets, laptops, notebooks, Google Glass, or any other personal computing devices
  • iPods or other MP3 players
  • iPads or other tablet devices
  • Laptops, notebooks, PDAs or any other personal computing devices
  • Any texting device
  • Cameras or any other photographic equipment
  • Separate timers of any type
  • Protractors, compasses, rulers
  • Highlighters, colored pens, colored pencils
  • Pamphlets or papers of any kind
  • Dictionaries or other books—there are no exceptions, even if English is not your first language
  • Food or drinks (except for during breaks), unless approved by the College Board’s Services for Students with Disabilities. Learn more about testing with accommodations.

Your school counselor can share a complete list of prohibited devices—just ask to see the Official Student Guide.

Turn Off All Electronic Devices

You’ll need to turn off all electronic devices during the test and even during breaks. This includes cellphones. Be sure to turn off your watch alarm, if you have one.

Why? Test centers are serious about security and quiet, so prohibited devices—which include cellphones, tablets, and MP3 players—must be turned off and put under your desk. Better yet: Leave them at home.

If You Bring or Use Prohibited Devices

The test administration staff is encouraged to collect and hold phones and other prohibited electronic devices during the test administration, including break periods, or to deny admission to anyone who is in possession of a prohibited electronic device.

If your device makes noise or you are seen using it at any time, including during breaks, you may be dismissed immediately, your scores can be canceled, and the device may be confiscated and its contents inspected. The College Board is not responsible for loss or damage to personal items, including electronic devices, while you are in the test center.