Week of May 17th, 2019

Important Dates

Sat May 18 Junior Prom, Burlington Marriott
Tue May 21 MCAS Math
Wed May 22 MCAS Math
Thu May 23 Pops Concert 1 (7pm)
Fri May 2 4Pops Concert 2 (7pm)
Mon May 27 No School - Memorial Day

 PTO News & Events

LHS School Council Election for Parent Representative

Electronic Ballot for Parent Representative for School Council

Voting is open until end of day on Friday, May 17.
Questions??  - contact president@lhspto.org

Volunteers Needed!

  • Junior Prom Reception: Saturday, May 18

  • Senior Prom Reception: Thursday, May 30

  • Sophomore Cruise Reception: Saturday, June 8

We need you! Help send off the kids to their events. It really is so much fun! The PTO is looking for volunteers to help with the following events, no prior experience needed! This is a busy time of year at LHS and we really need your help. If you are interested or have any questions, please email Jen Vogelzang and Kara Brandes at hospitality@LHSPTO.org.

Volunteers will set up tables at LHS with snacks and water for the students to enjoy as they gather before boarding the buses for their events. Set up begins in the afternoon about an 1-1½ hours before the students arrive at school, so it is best to volunteer for an event that your child will not be attending. This is a lot of fun, easy and a quick way to help out! No previous experience necessary.

Weekly Announcements: Survey Results

Firstly, thank you to the 231 people who responded to our survey in February and March.  We are grateful for your feedback, your appreciation and your ideas for improvements.  Overall, people value the service, are pleased with recent improvements and a majority of readers find the announcements are relevant, appropriate, and the right length.  There’s a reasonable proportion (about 10–20%) who find the WAs too long.  We also received some good suggestions about how to improve them.

Next year we will be reviewing the PTO website with a view to adding new pages in order to reduce the length of the Weekly Announcements.  We will experiment with a couple of new templates over the summer to see if we can improve readability on a variety of devices, and we will now highlight any new or timely information.  However, until the MSA software improves, we will continue to avoid images.  The full results of the survey can be found here.

We have a growing team of communication volunteers—if you’d like to join us or learn more, please get in touch: announcements@lhspto.org.  Thank you!

LHS and LPS Announcements

Junior Prom

  • When: Saturday May 18

  • Where: Burlington Marriott

Please arrive at Lexington High School for check in begins at 5pm. We will arrive back at Lexington High School at 10:45pm.

Stacy McFadden, School Counselor, Art & Humanities Building, Rm 156F
781-861-2320, x 69190, 
smcfadden@lexingtonma.org

2019 Fall Sports Student-Athlete/Parent Pre-Season Meeting

  • When: Tuesday, June 4, 6pm

  • Where: LHS, Auditorium

This meeting is required for all LHS student-athletes, and incoming freshman who are interested in participating in an interscholastic fall sport at Lexington High School.  All student-athletes interested in playing a fall sport should attend the meeting with a parent or guardian. At the large group session in the auditorium, the requirements for fall high school athletic participation (on-line forms, user fees, physicals, eligibility), will be discussed.

Immediately following the large group session, we will break down into sport specific meetings so that student-athletes and parents can meet with the coaching staff of their respective fall sports. In the sport specific meetings, our coaches will introduce their staff, talk about practice and game schedules for the fall season, expectations for tryouts, as well as other key elements of the season. This is a fantastic opportunity for student-athletes and parents to hear from our head coaches about their expectations for the upcoming season.

  • Fall Sports Start August 22, 2019

  • Football Starts August 16, 2019

  • Fall Sports: Cheerleading, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Girls’ Swimming, Golf, Soccer, Girls’ Volleyball

Naomi Martin, Director of Athletics, LPS
(781) 861-2320 ext. 69902

News from the Registrar's Office

1) If seniors haven't yet, they must stop by the Registrar's Office, room 152 and report results from all application let us know where you will be attending. Colleges require your final transcript with graduation date.

2) Reminder for Seniors to pay their Naviance transcript fee. You can bring a check payable to Town of Lexington to room 152 or pay online with MCC the only payment system. You can find MCC on the LHS home page and look for online payments. If you need your fee amount please email jaronson@lexingtonma.org.

3) June SAT at LHS is filled.  Our next SAT is Saturday, August 24 at LHS. The August date will fill quickly and if you plan to test sign up soon.

SAT 2019-2020

  • Aug. 24, 2019

  • Oct. 5, 2019

  • Nov. 2, 2019

  • Dec. 7, 2019

  • March 14, 2020

  • May 2, 2020

  • June 6, 2020

PSAT:

  • Saturday test day: October 13

4) Information regarding SPECIAL ACCOMODATION TESTING for PSAT, SAT OR AP with College Board, please email Ebony McCoy at emccoy@lexingtonma.org. It can take up to 6 weeks for a reply from College Board, so apply early. Students that have accommodations at LHS must also apply with College Board.

Karen Hurley, Registrar
khurley@lexingtonma.org; 781-861-2320 x 69126

Senior Families

Senior Calendar 2019, 

Video Order Information

2019 LexMedia Graduation Recordings

Sit back and enjoy your child's graduation ceremony--let LexMedia do the recording for you. A recording of the ceremony will be produced by LexMedia and may be purchased by downloading/streaming the video, purchasing a DVD or a Blu-ray disc. The recording will show all seniors receiving their diplomas and will also include all commencement speakers. Media purchases may be made online with payment options for check (DVD and Blu-ray versions only) or credit card (all media). Recordings may be pre-ordered.

To purchase a recording of the graduation, go to https://www.lexmedia.org/programming/order-programs/ and select the tab for the media you wish to purchase.  Use promo code LHSGrad2019 to get $3 off the download/streaming version. The promo code is good for the first 25 people using it.

Prom Red Carpet Recording Ordering information

LexMedia will once again be hosting the pre-prom red carpet event at LHS. Senior prom goers walk the red carpet and are interviewed by our hosts. This event has grown in popularity over the years and it’s fun to see the seniors all dressed up. Media purchases may be made online with payment options for check (DVD and Blu-ray versions only) or credit card (all media). Recordings may be pre-ordered.

To purchase this year’s prom red carpet, go to https://www.lexmedia.org/programming/order-programs/ and select the tab for the media you wish to purchase. Use promo code LHSProm2019 to get $2 off the download/streaming version. The promo code is good for the first 15 people using it.

Irene Dondley, LexMedia
irene@lexmedia.org781-862-5388

For more information about senior counselor seminars, yearbook/senior portraits, transcript request deadlines, etc, please click here.

 LHS Performing Arts

Selection of LHS Events from Performing Arts Calendar of Events (2018-2019)

Wed May 15 LHS Music Awards Night and Composition Contest Celebration 7pm LHS Auditorium

Fri May 17 LHS DSI - Drama Performances 9:30am LHS Auditorium

May 23-24 LHS Pops Concert 7pm LHS Gymnasium

Sat May 25 LHS Jazz Nite 4 @ Discovery Day Discovery Day

Mon May 27 LHS Jazz Combo @ Regattabar Regattabar

The Friends of Lexington Music, Art & Drama Students (FOLMADS) is a non-profit organization created to foster and promote excellence in the Fine and Performing Arts programs in the Lexington Public Schools.

LHS Community News & Events

Student Volunteer Opportunities

  • Lex Eat Together: Wednesdays, 2:45–4:30pm or 6:15–7:30pm, Sign Up

  • CNS Yellow Balloon Fair: Saturday May 18, 9:45am–12pm and 11:45am–2pm, Sign Up

  • LexFUN! Spring Fair: Saturday May 18, 10am–1pm, 1–3pm and 3–4pm, Sign Up

  • Estabrook Run of the Mill 5k, Sunday May 19, Please email estabrook5k@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering to help make this event a success

  • Harrington Spring Fair, Sunday, June 2, 12–4pm, Sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/hawksfair

  • LEF Family Day: Friday June 14, 4-7pm, - Face painters needed at the LexFUN! table

  • Lexplorations Aide Applications: July 1–August 2, 8:50am–3pm (weekly), Online Application

Parent Volunteer Opportunities

  • Green Team: Thursdays/Fridays, 10:30–11:50am or 12:10–1pm, Sign Up

  • All Night Graduation Party: Class Liaisons, Food Committee, contact betsy@myemline.com

LHS Apparel

Purchase LHS clothing, direct from Tricon by May 20, and support the Sophomore Class Fundraiser. It’s easy, just click on the following link: https://lhsstore19.itemorder.com/sale.

LHS Pops Concert

  • When: Thursday, May 23, 7pm, and Friday, May 24, 7pm

  • Where: LHS Gymnasium

  • Tickets: $10 Table (pre-sale and at door) or Bleacher (at door)

  • Submitted by: FOLMADS

Food (cookies etc.) is included in the ticket price. Drinks (water, seltzer, and soda) will be available for purchase. Payments can be made by cash or check (made out to the TOWN OF LEXINGTON). Tickets will be sold from the Music Faculty Room (132) or in the PA/VA Office.  Come hear and enjoy the final concert of LHS's instrumental and vocal ensembles Thursday and Friday, May 23 and 24, at 7pm at the LHS Gymnasium.

There are two types of tickets that will be sold. Both types are $10.00 each:

  • Bleacher seating: Available at the door only. 

  • Table seating: Tickets available pre-sale and at the door the evening of the concert until they are sold out.

All Night Graduation Party 

Seniors: Tickets on sale NOW for the 2019 All Night Graduation Party! Early bird price $35 until May 23, $40 regular price May 24–27.

Parents: The Class of 2019 is a big one, and the ticket prices for the ANGP are not covering the costs, particularly the added activities and supplies we need for the students this year. Please help by considering a cash donation, and thank you!

LEF's Celebration for Education—Adult Beach Party

  • When: Saturday June 15, 7pm

  • Where: Hayden Lower Field

  • Tickets: $125

  • Golden Tickets: $100 for a chance to win one of six prize packages valued at $550-priceless

Join your friends in town at the party that kicks off the summer! Your ticket includes one drink voucher and access to the event featuring: live band Scattershot, hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, mechanical surfing, red-carpet photos, limbo, volleyball, online auction, friends, dancing and more! Add a Golden Ticket and enter the draw for one of six prize packages. We look forward to seeing you at the party, and thank you!

Proceeds from this event fund innovation and inspiration through educator-initiated grants that impact students in all 10 Lexington Public Schools. LEF is a nonprofit organization that believes our community is stronger when we come together to support lifelong learning. Learn more at LexEdFoundation.org.

Lexington Community Education

Online Registration is now available for all programs at www.lexingtoncommunityed.org.  Please note pre-registration is required for all LCE Classes. To register, using a MasterCard or VISA, please call Lexington Community Education at 781-862-8043.

Andrea Paquette, Manager of Programming

Summer Intensive SAT Test Prep

Writing and Language/ Essay SAT Prep, PSWR

  • When: begins July 1, 2, 3, 5 from 9am–12pm

  • Where: LHS, Rm 177

  • Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide published by the College Board

  • Fee: $200

Reading SAT Prep, PRTH

  • When: July 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 from 9am–11:30am

  • Where: LHS, Rm 177

  • Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide published by the College Board

  • Fee: $200

Math SAT Prep, PRTH

  • When: July 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 from 9am–11:30am

  • Where: LHS, Rm 177

  • Required Text: The Official SAT Study Guide published by the College Board

  • Fee: $200

Summer Intensive Driver Education

  • When: July 29–August 2, August 12–August 26

  • Information

LCE is offering two sessions of complete driver’s education (classroom and behind-the-wheel lessons).  Instruction is provided through CS Driving School. The cost for the courses is: $740.  For complete class and registration information please visit:

  • Select Lexington High School

  • Click “enroll”

  • Complete the registration process

  • Submit your payment of $740

Lexplorations Class for Rising Juniors: Foundational Chemistry

This course is designed to assist high school Juniors entering all levels of chemistry with applying mathematical principles in the context of chemistry, and to equip them with skills and strategies to avoid common pitfalls. We will foster a strong foundation in applied algebra and principles of chemistry, as well as strong inquiry and problem-solving skills within the context of scientific understanding. Topics will include dimensional analysis, atomic structure, periodic trends, chemical bonding, formula writing and chemical naming, chemical equilibria, and stoichiometry. Classes include daily laboratory activities to complement instruction, techniques for data collection and analysis, and problem-solving activities based on experimental data.

Community News & Events

Bike Walk N’ Bus Week May 11–May 19

The Town of Lexington celebrates Bike Walk N’ Bus Week May 11-May 19 with many activities. It is a glorious week to leave the car at home! Some of the events are highlighted below, but a full listing can be found at www.lexbikewalkbusweek.org

  • Bike Maintenance Workshop—May 11: Hands-on session for giving you the know-hows of bike maintenance. Last hour devoted to changing flat tires.

  • Safe Routes to School—Walking Wednesday, May 15: Grab your friends and neighbors and stroll to school!

  • Lexington Public Schools Bus Registration Deadline—May 16: Sign up by today to guarantee a seat for next year and the lowest rate.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Program

  • When: Saturday May 18, 9 am-5 pm

  • Where: Church of Our Redeemer, 6 Meriam St

  • Tickets: For more info and to purchase tickets ($85), visit http://tinyurl.com/y2naszxw

Do you parent, teach, or work with teens?  This program teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.  The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.  This 8-hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to adolescents (ages 12-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. 

LexFUN! Spring Fair

  • When: May 18, 1-3pm

  • Where: Saint Brigid, Keilty Hall

Support Local! Meet our local businesses and help them thrive. Enter raffles, take a fun pic, make a craft and join our dance party! We have a great mix of vendors to browse and shop, including jewelry, skin care, kids sports classes and more! All welcome, you do not need to be member to attend. If you would be interested in participating as a vendor, please email fiveandundernetwork@gmail.com.  www.lexfun.org. Make sure to check Facebook and Instagram for updates on our event!

Free Outdoor Lexington Community Classical Chamber Music Concert

  • When: May 18, 2pm

  • Where: Hancock-Clarke House (36 Hancock Street, Lexington, MA)

"What happens if we slow down?” With increasing stress in Lexington teens and families, the Lexington Chamber Music Center, supported by the Community Endowment of Lexington, is partnering with the Lexington Historical Society in the first of two free community concerts. Bring a blanket, lawn chair and/or a picnic, and slow down—even if only for one hour—to enjoy quality time and quality music, with your neighbors. Additional details, parking and rain date information available at https://lexingtonchambermusic.org/Frontporchproject

Trevor Snorek-Yates,
tsy@lexingtonchambermusic.org, (617) 694-0465

Estabrook Run of the Mill 5k

Families and friends of Estabrook are invited to join in this healthy, fun and exciting community event. To kick off the date, there will be a Kids Run (FREE), followed by the main event—a 5K Run & Walk. Starting at Estabrook School, the course takes runners and walkers through the beautiful Turning Mill neighborhood, finishing back at the school. See course map at www.estabrookpto.org/run-of-the-mill.  After the race, participants and spectators are invited to join in the post-race party. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Estabrook Elementary School.  Please email estabrook5k@gmail.com with questions or if you are interested in volunteering to help make this event a success.

Harrington Spring Fair

  • When: Sunday, June 2, 12–4pm

    Hawk Families & Alumni—Whether you just left the halls of Harrington or are ready to graduate, we want to invite you to join us at the annual Harrington Spring Fair.  This great community event takes great people to run it! Please volunteer one or two hours to make this a fun day for all. Sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/hawksfair.

Run To School 5k/Fun Run

  • When: Sunday, June 2, 9am

  • Where: Beede Swim and Fitness Center, 498 Walden Street, Concord MA

Fun Run starts at 9am and 5K begins at 9:30am. Awards, popsicles, raffle, T-shirts and more! Run with us to celebrate kids and education - the school with the best showing will win a top prize so grab your friends and run in your school spirit wear. This race is organized by Concord Middle School 7th grader Anna Park to raise money for underprivileged education. Register at www.kids-ed.org/events and let's show our community support for kids helping kids.

Lexington Goes Purple

  • When: Sunday, June 9, 12–3pm

  • Where: Lexington Depot

Join us in making art to support Lexington Goes Purple (Alzheimer's Awareness):

  • Help us create a coloring book by drawing pictures with a spring/summer theme. The book will be distributed to local memory care centers and families can sign up to color with residents. A multi-generational project that truly brings joy to those suffering with Alzheimer's.

  • Fold a thousand origami paper cranes—Legend has it that if you make a thousand cranes, your wish will come true. Our wish is for a world without Alzheimer’s. Learn how to make this classic origami shape and let’s fold as many cranes as we can.

Additional family-friendly activities will be taking place throughout the day including a Puppy Promenade, live music, lemonade stands and an ice cream social. For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/LexingtonGoesPurple/

LexFarm Spring Programs

  • Drop-off After school program 9-11yrs Mondays 3:30-5:30pm

  • Drop-off Early Release Days 6-8 yrs Thursday 1:30- 3:30pm

  • More info and sign up www.lexfarm.org/education