JUNIORS & SOPHOMORES: PSATs Saturday, October 14th

The PSAT/NMSQT: What Do You Need to Know?

Sophomores and Juniors at Lexington High School are invited to take the PSAT.

When/Where?

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Students arrive at the LHS auditorium by 7:45 am - Test will end at approximately 11:30 am

Who?

This is an OPTIONAL TEST . Most students take the PSAT/NMSQT in 10 th or 11 th grade. If you are homeschooled, or if your school is not offering the test, you can sign up to take it another school nearby.

Why?

The PSAT/NMSQT is great practice for taking the SAT. It can qualify you for scholarship programs.

Also it can give you insight into which AP courses you may be ready to take.

Bonuses: After you take the PSAT/NMSQT, you can get a free, tailored practice program for the SAT based on your personal test results- through Khan Academy. You can also get free access to the

“Roadmap to Careers” online tool from Roadtrip Nation to explore majors and careers that reflect your interests.

 How much?

Parents have been sent an email to pay a fee of $30.00 in M.C.C., the on-line payment system. Once parents pay that fee, their child will be registered for the PSAT. The deadline to pay the fee is Tuesday, October 3rd.

You will NOT receive a reminder or a confirmation that you are registered. To pay this fee online, go to the LHS home page, quick links, online payments, sign in or create a new account.

Questions?

Your counselor will have the answers to most of your questions. For further help, see contact information on page ii of the PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide. Online information is available at the PSAT/NMSQT or National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) websites.

 What Else?

PSAT Study Guides: Juniors will receive one in homeroom and Sophomores can find this in a Counseling Office. Please refer to your PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide for everything you need to know about taking the test, scholarship opportunities, accommodations for students with disabilities, score reports, and more.

 Checklist: What to Bring on Test Day

Room assignments will be posted outside the auditorium. Go directly to the auditorium for instructions.

·      No. 2 pencils with erasers (mechanical pencils are not allowed)

·      Acceptable calculator (see page 26 in the PSAT/NMSQT study guide)

·      Social Security Number

·      Email address (optional)

·      Current and valid school - or government- issued photo ID, if you are not testing at the school you normally attend (more information about IDs is available at sat.org/id-requirements)

         -    If applying for accommodations for the PSAT contact Mrs. Dooley, cdooley@lexingtonma.org

Here is some basic information about the PSAT examination:

*  PSAT = Preliminary SAT

*  The PSAT is an annual exam offered nationally every year in October

Accommodations
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. Applications for accommodations for the PSAT are due to College Board.

If you are applying please fill out this form:  (https://www.collegeboard.org/pdf/ssd/ssd-consent-form-accommodations.pdf) and submit to Mrs. Dooley, cdooley@lexingtonma.org , SSD Coordinator for College Board or Contact Mrs. Hurley, khurley@lexingtonma.org, PSAT Administrator & Registrar.

2018 LHS Yearbook Information

     All Parents –

It's time to purchase your yearbook! Last year’s book sold out and some seniors were upset when we had no books left for them. Buy now to avoid disappointment.

If you purchase by September 30th, you get the book at our lowest rate!

 

•To purchase your 2018 book by credit card, simply click this link: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/4219

• To purchase your 2018 book by mail or at school, download this form: https://lexingtonyearbook.jimdo.com/buy-a-yearbook/

• Share Your Photos - We would love to consider your photos for the yearbook! Click this link to share any photos with us that feature your LHS student in action: http://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/Index.jsp?code=lexington

 

Senior Parents

• Senior Portraits - The policy of our student-run editorial board regarding senior portraiture remains the same as it has been in the past. Only portraits taken by our designated photography company, Portrait Experience (Smile-Pro), will be included in our yearbook. 

If you do not wish to purchase a senior portrait from them, you are under no obligation to do so. Additionally, no-cost sittings for yearbook-only poses and backgrounds will be available right here at school on underclass student picture makeup day (in October). The date will be announced shortly. Our goal is to have every senior in the yearbook.

 The deadline to have your portrait taken is October 15th so please plan accordingly.

•  It's also time to purchase your senior tribute ad in the yearbook! You may create your own ad online or download a form for instructions on submitting your senior congrats ad: http://lexingtonyearbook.jimdo.com/parent-ads/

If you have any questions, please contact Harriet Wallenat ext. 69151 or via email at hwallen@lexingtonma.org

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR LHS SENIORS: TESTING AND COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

1) Naviance Records Release and Payment Authorization

If you have not already, it is mandatory for families of LHS rising seniors to read, sign and return the Naviance Records Release and Payment Authorization Form. You can send it back via email, mail or in person. If you have any questions please call or email. Thank you if you have returned this form.

Find this form:
A. Copy and paste in your browser: 
http://lps.lexingtonma.org/Page/1384 ; click to open Naviance Records Release and Payment Authorization Form.
B. You can also find this form on the Lexington High School website, Counseling Department, Senior Forms, Naviance Records Release and Payment Authorization Form.

2) LHS Request Deadlines for official transcripts 2017-2018
Lexington High School Transcript Request Deadline

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

3) 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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   4) ACT Test Dates 2016-2017
LHS is NOT a test center for ACT (www.act.org).

2017-2018 ACT Test Dates

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5) TESTING FEE WAIVERS FOR ACT & SAT:
Testing fee waivers can be picked up in room 152 for qualifying students.

6) Transcript Financial Assistance please apply early
LPS Business Office
Ms. Adrian Leone
781-861-2580 x 68061 aleone@lexingtonma.org

LHS School Council Election Results 2017

Edward Li is our newest member of the LHS School Council. Congratulations and welcome!

Edward Li Bio

I’m very interested in serving as a member of the LHS School Council. My wife Grace and I moved to Lexington in June 2007 when our only child Jonathan was about to start his kindergarten at Hastings. I have enjoyed living in Lexington since then and really appreciated the various opportunities of getting involved in the community affairs and volunteering at the elementary, middle and high school levels. I helped with the annual Talent Show at Hastings. My family helped host two exchange students from Lexington’s sister school in Jinhua, Zhejiang, China for one week. I had played a variety of roles such as parent chaperone and coordinator of summer camps in the cub scouts and boy scouts for 7 years in Lexington. Recently, I’m actively involved in a few major CAAL events including coordinating CAAL Annual Conference, attending the open forum with the new superintendent and acting as the member of CAAL for Cary Fundraising Committee. I have a MBA and Master’s Degree in Finance from Boston College. I’m a Chartered Financial Analyst. In addition to working full-time as finance manager in a global financial services company, I have taught college-level finance/accounting courses in both US and China. For the past 10 years, I have seen some challenges and concerns related to the Lexington Public School system that we as a community have to address. I’d like to get your support so I can use the LHS School Council as a forum to serve you, LHS and our community.