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

2018 LHS Yearbook Information

     All Parents –

All Parents:

Yearbooks are selling at a record pace. Last year we sold out and as of Thursday afternoon, we have already sold half of our books!! Last day to purchase at our lowest rate of $80 is Saturday, September 30. Buy now and save. 
To purchase your 2018 book by credit card, simply click this link: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/4219

Senior Parents:

There is still time to have your senior's portrait taken. Final date is now October 31st.  Here are the options:

Option 1 - A photography studio will be set up right here at LHS in the Library Classroom on October 16th right after school! You can book a "Simple Experience" session (about 8 pictures) right here. These are by appointment only. Book by calling Smile-Pro at 781-275-2015. As in the studio, there is a sitting fee for these sessions. These appointments cannot be booked online; you must call.

Option 2 - Book an appointment at the Smile-Pro studio where you can schedule either a "Simple" or "Traditional" experience (8 or 16 photos). You may book either by phone (781-275-2015) or online (smile-pro.com). 

Option 3 - Right here at school and free on October 24th. You can have your picture taken in Commons II during lunch. There is no charge for this one-and-done photo. See Ms. Wallen in the Library if you would like to take advantage of this option.

If you have any questions, please see, email, or call (781-861-2320, ext. 69151) Ms. Wallen. We want to see your smiling face in the senior section of this year's book!!

 

The LHS PTO Endorses the YES! For Lexington Campaign

The LHS PTO joined the rest of the Lexington Public Schools in endorsing the Yes! For Lexington Campaign and encourages the LHS parents to vote on December 4th, to approve a debt exclusion to pay for the construction of vital infrastructure for our schools and public safety.

The projects are:

•    Maria Hastings Elementary School

•    Lexington Children’s Place (Pre-K)

•    Fire Station Headquarters

All of these buildings are over 60 years old and have outlived their useful life.  Repair is no longer an option. They must be replaced.

These facilities are all operating in substandard buildings that are too small to handle the current and future needs of Lexington. Investing in these projects will improve the education system and public safety for all of Lexington. The buildings for the Fire Station Headquarters and Maria Hastings Elementary School are both past the end of their useful lifespan. The Lexington Children's Place is relying in part on space borrowed from "Old Harrington" that is not up to current building codes for public schools. Replacing these buildings is part of the town's master plan.

 

If you want to learn more about the Yes! For Lexington campaign, please click here.

Parent/Teacher Conferences-November 27, 2017

The high school is scheduled for one parent/teacher conference day on Monday, November 27, 2017

  • Parent conferences are held from 1:00 PM-7:00 PM. 
  • Each conference is scheduled for fifteen (15) minutes. 
  • Please know that you always have the option to bring your son or daughter to the conference on November 27th and we encourage you to do so.
  • Online sign-ups will begin on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 through Monday, November 20, 2017 (sign up information is below)

Teachers prioritize ahead of time the students who are in need of a conference and the remaining appointments are made available to parents/guardians.  

While we do not limit the number of conferences a parent/guardian can sign-up for, we do ask that you keep in mind that one day of conferences for over 2,000 students is not sufficient to accommodate all families. We appreciate your understanding and efforts to schedule conferences when a high need or concern exists.

Conferences are an opportunity to discuss 1-2 areas of main concern that place a student at risk academically and/or emotionally.

Conferences are an opportunity to share vital information that impacts school performance, personal development, or acclimation to the high school or a particular grade level.

Process for appointments with a School Counselor

School counselors are also available for appointments on Parent/Teacher Conference Day.  Please schedule an appointment with your child's counselor if your student is struggling academically or emotionally, having difficulty adjusting/transitioning to the LHS community, or if you have not had the opportunity to share information with your child's school counselor.  After you sign up for a time, please e-mail your counselor directly and let them know your area of concern.  Please be aware that school counselors are available to parents/guardians during the regular school day schedule, so if you are unable to meet on November 27th, please feel free to connect with your child's counselor for a more convenient day and time.

Guidelines

Please consider the following guidelines when determining which teacher, counselor, or special education liaison would be the most appropriate to meet with on November 27th :

If you feel as though a significant number of conferences are necessary, please consider the availability of teachers for all families; determine whether or not the use of a brief email or phone call would accomplish your goal(s).

Conferences are not intended to replace ongoing communication.

Conferences are not intended to focus on a grade in a particular course. The focus should remain on learning, skill development, and the possible steps home and school can take to ensure the highest level of success and personal improvement for your child

Sign Up Instructions: 

  • Instructions for the sign-ups are attached:  (Parent Instructions from PTC Scheduler)
  • Between November 15 and November 20, use the following link to check teacher and counselor availability and to sign-up (https://cloud.ptcscheduler.com/lhs/).

Seasonal Jazz Concert December 7th, 2017

Submitting Teacher: Pat Donaher, jazz instructor, Lexington High School

Event Name: Seasonal Jazz Concert

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Place: Lexington High School Auditorium

Tickets: Free to the public

Event Description:  

Come enjoy an evening of big band style music at the Seasonal Jazz Concert on Thursday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m. The program will feature the Lexington High School Big Band and Jazz Ensemble, as well as the Clarke and Diamond Middle Schools’ combined jazz band, Jazz in the Middle.   It’s sure to be a swinging evening, we hope to see you there!

Contact Information: Pat Donaher, jazz instructor, 781-861-2320, ext. 73993, pdonaher@sch.ci.lexington.ma.us

The Friends of Lexington Music, Art & Drama Students (FOLMADS) is a nonprofit organization created to foster and promote excellence in the visual and performing arts programs in the Lexington Public Schools
Submitted by: Jillian Tung, volunteer, folmadspr@gmail.com

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.